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Parker and Bryan Expl
TWO NOTEWORTHY ADDRESSES
Former Nominee Parker, Mayor-Mc-|
Clelland, Senator Newlands and Oth
- ers Address 700 Democrats at the
Waldorf-Astoria, Parker Receiving
an Enthusiastic Hearing.
New York, Special.-Seven hundred
Democrats attended the Jefferson day
banquet of the Damocrstic Club o;
New Tori: at the Waldorf-Astoria
Thursday night There were many
there of national reputation,, and chief
among these were Judes Alton B. Par
ker, Eemceratic nominee for President
Li the banquet roon portraits of
Jefferson were conspicuous. In addi
tion to Mr. Parker, tho speakers were
United States Senator Newlands, of
' Nebraska^ Mayor McClellan, of New
York, Congressman Henry T. Rainey,
of Illinois, and J. J. Willett, of Ala
bama. Senator Carmack, of Tennessee,
was the only one of those expected to
spe^k-who-could not aUend.
Mr. Parker was the first speaker,
and he was enthusically received.
Frequently he was interrupted by ap
plause. The speech was on the future
of the Democratic party and was re
plete with:suggestions' for harmony
. and urgent appeals against sectional
ism. John Fox, president of the club,
presided, and his brief speech intro
ducing Judge Parker was applauded.
Mr. Parker said:
I do not come here to make excuse
or explanation about the past, to pro
mote any personal purpose or ambition
for the future, or to further the ends
of any section, faction or interest 1
am moved solely by a desire to com
mune freely with my countrymen who
believe that the time-honored doctrines
of the Democratic party, as deduced,
from the great policies defined by the
man whose birth we here commemor
. ate, and established by the founders
. are still true, still alive, still worthy j
of acceptance and devotion, -and still
.. . necessary, if our institutions are to be
y4-;maintained in their early (.vigor and
^'purity; v .
?^"v. It. 'niay be conceded , that they aro
^ not new-fangled on-hysterical.-" - We
it- can also justify the claim that they
~ ^nondestructive '.to any legit?mate
"~f&?ii$ustriai. interests, or sub
^^bM^C^C^^^"^"^ Ii Har-hr
tllJ^emselver^ i^ peace and war. Under,
:"^'lneir^'>way/'"'<mr;.people -increasedi in
'.? number,. wea?Qi and power, the poor
and oppressed ?rom other lands found
;'-vi.refuge and welcome, population spread
gradually ove? territories peacefully
acquired,-and iftdusj?y ?5& feay^fe?^
taxes Y3E&?49trand so distributed as |
. _ to _jUseourage monopoly. ' When these
principles dominated our policies there
was no thought of conquest,* or of
protectorates over distant, alien, and
turbulent peoples; there was no talkH
of alliance with the great; no question
\ of making ourselves collectors of
debts, good, bad, just or fraudulent;
and no suspicion that anywhere in the
lexicon of free government there was
to be found the word "subject"
SOME ELEMENTS IN RECENT
We meet after defeat which was
easy to foresee and predicted. It was
preceded by division and faction in our
ranks over a period of eight years and
they have done their worst It was
emphacized by the use of governmental
power for partisan purposes, by the
reckless and unprecedented expendi
ture of money and by demagogic ap
peals to interests as wide apart as the
poles. We have left to us only the
smallest measure of power in either
'house of Congress; . we have lost
States whose confidence we had lomgj
By Wire and Cable.
A large fleet of warships and col
liers is reported to have been seen
250 miles northeast of Madagasrar
The allotments of the new Japanese
loan were oversubscribed many times
in the various money centers of the
Secretary Hay arrived at Gibraltar
much improved in health.
The House of Commons adopted a
motion declaring that the Chamber
lain fiscal program would be detrimen
tal to the shipping interests.
The situation in Macedonia is giv
ing rise to some anxiety and notice has
been served on the Cretan insurgents
to disarm in 36 hours, on pain of inter
State Treasurer Lacy issues a circu
lar advertising for bids for $250,000
In 4 per cent, bonds authorized by the
recent Legislature to run eight years.
Bids must b? submitted by noon May
10th and be accompanied by certified
checks on a basis of $1,000 for bid for
$50,000 in bonds.
? man could build a twenty-story
office building while a woman is mak
ing her plan's to wash her hair.
There is no love where there are none
to be loved.
Manhood is always marred by being
ever on the make.
Many a man has to be broken up be
fore he can be built up.
You cannot kindle the fire of truth
hy whittlings from the Word.
Divine strength is essential to divine
Liberty is quite different from hos
pitality to lies.
Revivals do not come in aswer to
Mighty little of the bread of life
comes from the crusty man.
Some men would rather argue about j
dietetics than eat their dinner.
The only good thing about post-mor
tem praise is that no one believes it.
A Joint indictment was returned at
Cleveland against A. B. Spear, cashier,
Of tho closed Citizens' National bank,1
0P? Mr?. Cati sie U Chadwick.
ain Different Views of
commanded, and the num!)?- of Gover
nors and State legislatures under our
control is surprisingly small.
We may, however, recall that this is
not the first time that the party has
been in what seemed to be a hopeless
minority. It was so from 1860 to 1867
when a great wrong which has been
far-reaching in Its effects upon morals
and justice, left it in a minority for
: another eight years. But when itr con
dition was least encouraging, it was
still the same consistent advocate ot
patriotic and manly policies as when
it was in the full plentitude of power
during the first sixty yer.rs of the lase
c atury. Rallying about its natural
I leaders-as courageous and patriotic
! as any known to our political history
it was then, as always, its virtue to be
a national party. These leaders kept
themselves in touch with every ques
tion of current interese in every ham
let of the Union. Nothing American
was alien to them.
POWER OF THE PARTY AS A
During the Civil War more than 500,
000 Democrats stood on each side of
the firing lines of the two great ar
mies which faced each other, all believ
ing themselves right. On the morrow
of Appomattox, they, the victors and
the vanquished, had scattered to their
respective homes, all bent upon pro
moting peace, all understanding each
other in their trials, all facing the
same great problems. In the foulest of
all days in our national life- those of
so-called reconstruction-these soldiers
largely recruited from other peaceful,
patriotic men in the North>were found
During this period there came to the
front in our national councils the great
historic figures of Thurman, Hendricks.,
Bayard, Seymour, Hancock, McClellan
and Tilden. In, the face of prejudices
and opposition, which might well have
daunted the bravest, these men were
able to combat and to overcome that
sectional policy which at one time al
most dominated the whole country.
When, in spite of aggressions, fairly
divided between the misuse of military
power, and deliberate, studied corrup
tion of the suffrage, these men had
been successful, they were reinforced
by Lamar, George, Hampton, Hill,
Vance, Morgan, Vest and many other
strong and patriotic men from the
Added to these leaders, who, in the
field of national politics, so nobly unit
ed to combat human passion at its
worst estate, were hundreds of thous
ands of sturdy men in the North, who,
as Governors,,members of State Leg
islatures, committeemen of every
grade, and private citizens, carried the
struggle of free government down into
^iev^aUest .vpoUtical divisions of -the
; whas, won^cepx
the"~prestdency,:'in^ spi??. of::wh?ch Dem
.-oclracyv was able from .1868 to 1885 to
keep .at bay the enemies of good will.
NO ROOM FOR SECTIONALISM.
So, too, there is altogether too much
rSotr?nern, or some other Democracy,
when the essence of the party is its
national character and the entire ab
sence of sectional features. The con
trol of the party machine in one city
i or another, in this or that State, or
I even-in the country, is not a matter.
?either important or interesting to the
' great body of Democrats.
THE KIND OF ORGANIZATION
1 would not for a moment convey
an Impression that organization is not
important. ?t is even more-It is vital,
if we are to give effect to the principle
and policies which buttress our party
faith. But, however necessary and vi
I tal, it may be useless-a mere ' empty
bauble-if it is viewed as the end rath
er than the means. We are confronted
by forces which, when not purely per
sonal, are almost wholly mechanical/
They are represented by a party, well
managed, indeed, in that two-thirds
of the Union to which it restricts its
activities. It has everything that pat
ronage can suggest or imply. In re
turn for favors received it sells to the
highest bidder or freely gives the
Big Deal in Oil.
Beaumont, Tex., Special.-The larg
est deal-in oil ever made in the South
took place Friday. Messrs. Carnes,
Bass & Benckenstein, of Beaumont,
purchasing from Messrs. Laertel &
Cafferty, of Franklin, 1,750. J00 barrels
of oil in storage at Jennings. The
sale gives the purchasers a total of
3,000,000 barrels in storage at Jen
I Greenville, S. C., To Have a Perman
I ent Fair'-Striving to" Raise $15,000.
Greenville, Special.-The people of
this city have for several weeks been
striving hard for the organization of a
permanent fair association. Subscrip
tions lists were circulated last week
and at a meeting of the subscribers,
held in the council chamber last even
ing, a permanent organization was ef
fected. The name of the association will
be the-Piedmont Fair Association.
The meeting last night was harmo
nious and more than one hundred sub
scribers were present. The total sub
scription to date amounts,to $10,250. It
is the purpose of the directors to raise
$15,000. It is thought the Greenville
Traction company will be called upon
to assist in raising the remainder.
News of the Day.
Chariman Frick, of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society, has called upon
President Alexander for a complete
statement of all the affairs of the so
The prudential committee of the for
eign mission board of the Congrega
tional church decided to hold on to
Mr. Rockefeller's gift of $100,000. ?.ev.
Dr. Washington Gladden, who .opposed
th? acceptance of the gift, made a
caustic statement concerning the com
The Pennsylvania legislature has
passed a bill appropriating $100,000
for a display of the State's resources
at the Jamestown fair.
The Hebrew Standard, of New York,
in an editorial, severely criticises the
approaching marriage of Miss Rose
S. Pastor to Mr. J. G. Phelps Stokes.
The Democratic Club -of New York
has withdrawn former Mayor Van
Wyck as toast master at its Jefferson
day dinner tonight and has substitut
ed John Fox, president of the club.
Pawnbroker .Stern failed to identify
J. Morgan Smith as the man to whom
he ?old the pistol with which Caesar,
yptjng wa? wiled, j
powers of government. Nothing that
the ingenuity of monopoly can sug
gest, as within its scope or interest, ia
. Wh?? We uah co?tr?i ohc? agai?
th?se trai?ing-schools for the higher
politics, we shall have little nee i to
trouble ourselves overmuch about can
didates for President, because we shall
have laid, deep and strong in the peo
ple's will, the necessary foundations.
Then, and only then, may we look with
hopefulness and confidence to the coun
try at large. Then we may go North,
or South, East or West, for candidates,
certain of their fitness for the work in
hand, and of their acceptableness to our
Bryan at Chicago.
Chicago, Special.-Subjects of na
tional significance to the Democratic
party were discussed by several lead
ing oratorB of the party at a Jefferson
club banquet held at the Sherman
House in commemoration of the birth
day of Thomas Jefferson. The dinner in
a measure resolved itself into a jolifi
cation over the recent election of Mayor
Edward F. Dunne, who is a director of
the club. The mayor was among the
speakers who* responded to toasts. All
the speakers referred to municipal own
ership and to Mayor Dunne's election
on a municipal ownership platform.
William Jennings Bryan and George
Fred Williams were the principal
speakers from "out of town. Mr. Bryan
spoke on "Thomas Jefferson' 'and his
remarks were greeted with unstinted
He responded to the toast "Thomas
Jefferson." He said in part:
We are told that when Moses, the
first great law giver, had attained his
majority, he looked upon the burdens
of his countrymen and symp?thized
T'ith them. Although he had been
adopted by a princess and was heir
to a throne his heart led him from
the palace and the society of princes
to companionship with his oppressed
brethren. When a leader was needed
to break the bondage of the Israel
ites and guide them In the formation
of a nation, this sympathy fitted him
for his work. And no one, it may be
added, does a great work whee? heart
does not beat in sympathy with the
masses, ever struggling, ever in need
of h?lp. , '
. Thomas Jefferson, although not
reared in the environment of royalty,
was born and educated among, the
people who least sympathized with the
rights and interests of the common
man. His heart, too, was touched by
the struggles of his countrymen, and <
he early became their champion, al
though in so doing he alienated the
landed aristocracy and educated class
es. In wealth he was the equal of the
wealthy, and his learning brought him
into association with scholars, but heart
kept him in touch with the plain peo
ple, and he earned the right to be
called the First Great Democrat.
It was not that he was the first to
'conceive of Democratic principles or to
preach the doctrine set forth in the
Declaration of Independence. That doc
trine was not a new one; but he gave
fitting expression to the doctrine at
the time of its greatest triumph. The
aspiration - for self-government was
born with man. It has been the inspir
i^pjnse which has led people in.all
ages "to * str?ggle~f?r "freedom of "con-"
science, freedom of speech, individual
liberty and the recognition of the rights
of man./Some in all ages have found a
selfish reason for applauding monarchy,
("acquiescence in arbitrary power.
He lived before the invention of the
?railroad, and before the country had
witnessed the colossal centralization of
wealth, but viewing as he did every
question from the standpoint of tho
people, and hating, as he did, every at
tempt to divert the profits of industry
from the producers to the "idle holders
of idle capital," we have a right to
assume that he would today stand
I with the people for the regulation of
railroads and the extermination of pri
No one can Imagine Jefferson as tol
erating the impudent claim of the rail
road magnates that they have a right
to determine abritrarily and without
appeal the rate to be charged for the
transportation of passengers or freight.
What an opportunity the present con
test would give him for the arraign
ment of human greed and for the de
fense of human rights.
Jefferson's love for mankind was his
controlling passion, and it extended to
generations unborn. As we celebrate
his memory on the anniversary of his
birth, we can say as -those could say
who lived when he did, "We love him
because he first loved us."
! Conspiracy Charge Dismissed.
New York, Special.-The indictment
charging Nan Patterson with conspi
racy with J. Morgan Smith and Mrs.
Smith, wrongfully to- obtain money
vfrom 'Caesar Young was dismissed in
the court of general sessions at the
request of Assistant District Attorney
The court reserved decision in the
CARRIE MUST BEHAVE.
Or She Wil Be Sent to Jail For Six
Months, With a $250 Fine.
Witchita, Kan., Special-In district
court, Carrie Nation, Myra McHenry
and Mrs. Lucy Wilhoit were found
guilty of destroying property. Mrs.
Nation was fined $250 and four
months in jail. Mrs. McHenry two
months and $150 and Mrs. Wilhoit 25
days and $150. The sentences were
suspended, pending good behavior. The
offense was committed September last,
when the women broke windows of a
I wholesale liquor house.
Nervi, Italy, By Cable.-The condi
tion of Secretary Hay improves daily.
He received a visit from Ambassador
White, who stopped here on his way
to Rome. Mr. Hay discussed principal
ly questions interesting Italy and
America, chiefly emigration matters
and King Victor Emraanual's proposal
for the establishment of an interna
tional chamber of agriculture, giving
verbal instructions to Mr. White on the
subject. The latter expects to arrive in
Statehood Convention Called.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Special-The
? single-Statehood executive committee
of Oklahoma and Indian Territory Fri
day afternoon decided to hold a State
hood convention at Oklahoma City,
July 12. Representation is based on
500 delegates, 250 from each of the
Territories. A formal call will be is
sued by the committee for the conven
tion, in which particular stress will
be laid on the matter ef creating a
way by which Oklahoma and Indian
Territory may be separa tdd from any
connection with Ne-/ Mexico in t.12
omnibus Statehood bill,
A MINOR SKIRMISH
Disconnected fighting Reported Inj
Neighborhood cf Hostile Armies j
THE RUSSIANS OFF COCHIN-CHINA
berman Steamer Reports Seeing Bat
tleships and Six Cruisers in Kam
ranh Bay, Raising Interesting Sup
position That Fo'estvensky Has Di
vided His Squad. -China Instructs
Governors of ? thern Provinces
Not to Permit Br ?es of Neutrality
-No Confirmal of Reported
London, By Cable.-There is as yet
no news, of a naval battle in the far
East or of the whereabouts of the ri
val fleets. The Hong Kong correspon
dent of the Daily Mail sends a rumor
of a small engagement, but there is no
confirmation of this report. Details
regarding the Russian ships in Kam
ranh Bay, Cochin-China, are too mea
gre to be? instructive. According to the
Daily Mail's Singapore correspondent,
the North German Lloyd steamer
Prinz Heinrich saw five battleships and
six cruisers in the bay, but dispatches
to others of the London morning news
papers are not so precise.
The presence of the Russian squad
ron off the Annam coast is raising
keen interest here, in view of the pos
sibility of their infringement of Chi-?
nese neutrality and the liklihood of
Rojesvensky having to split his squad
ron. The Morning Post's correspondent
at Shanghai telegraphs that China haB
instructed the Governors of the South
ern provinces to maintain strict neu
trality, in the view of the Russian
ships sheltering there.
Tokio, By Cable.-The following offi
cial announcement was made today:
"The force advancing north from
Singking, driving the enemy before
them occupied Yengcheng, thirty-eight
miles north of Singking, at 1 o'clock
on the afternoon of April 14.
"A detachment of the same force, co
operating with the cavalry, occupied
Pachiatzu, at 6 o'clock of the evening
of the same day. The enemy's forcp.
near Pachialzu consisted of seven so-,
tnias of cavalry and one battery of ar
'-'They first retreated north towards':
Yinecheng, then came back to Pach
ialzu. Finding it occupied they, were
I thrown into great confusion , and re-"
treated in great disorder over Peling;
Pass, two miles north of Pachialzu.
"There, is no change elsewhere."
?Expects Fight Soon.
I St. Petersburg, By Cable.-There is
no information from Vice Admiral Ro-.
jestvensky's squadron, but the admir-y
al ty wouhj>j-)jjkJ*&-SjjJ*^
.oTlHurnTishing between scout ships to
day or tomorrow, and the inauguration
of torpedo boat warfare soon Is not
unexpected. The naval organ here
expresses the opinion that Togo .was
taken completely by surprise when
Rojestvensky suddenly appeared at
the entrance of the China Sea, and is
now concentrating his widely scatter1
ed fleet near the Pescadores, where it
is believed a sea fight will probably
Georgia Fruit in Danger4.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Atlanta and
vicinity experienced a consid?rable
drop in temperature last night and
today, and although there ls no official
report on the damage or likelihood of
damage to vegetables and fruits, the
weather bureau being closed Sunday,
cousiderable apprehension is felt by
fruit and truck farmers. Reports from
the surrounding country indicate a
likelihood of frost tonight, in which
event considerable damage will be
Snow in Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-:M eight
o'clock Sunday morning a light snow
fell here, the thermometer standing at
37. Reports from central portions of
the State show similar conditions. At
Glasgow, Ky., the tops of buildings
and-fences were white, the snow con
tinuing for more than an hour. The
thermometer is 42.
Won't Take Lynchers Alive.
Mempris, Tenn., Special.-A special
from Scnatobia. Miss., says that tho
Spencer brothers and William Stilt,
charged with being members of the
mob that shot and killed Sheriff Poag,
are barricaded in a cane brake twenty
miles from town, and have sent word
that they will not be taken alive. A
large posse has gone to the cane brake
with the intention of capturing the
J. H. Thomason, who has confessed
to having led the mob to the jail, is
on the verge of nervous collapse. He
ls a prominent citizen and holds the
I office of county supervisor.
Meets Artic Ice.
i Halifax, N. S., Special.-The steam
er Jupiter encountered much drift ice
off the Newfoundland coast Sunday,
and as her bow plates were dented
from an encounter with the Arctic floe,
v/hile on her recent passage from
Liverpool to St. Johns, the captain
skirted along the edge of the ice very
slowly. Some of the rivets are started
and there is considerable water in the
Postoffice Robbers Sentenced.
? Charleston, S. C., Special.-In the j
United States Court ' lay, the three .
men recently convicted of conspiracy I
to rob, and robbing the postoffice at
Latta, S. C., were sentenced. Rudolph J
Rabens got three years; James John
I son, alias Murphy, seven years, and
John King five years, all at hard labor
in the Federal prison at Atlanta. The
sentence of Johnson was longer on
account of his plea of guilty to lar- ;
ceny of government funds at Enoree, ;
S. C. Notice'of appeal to the Court
of Appeals was given }>y the attorney
Many Newsy Items Gathered From
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, easy.. .>.7 916
New Orleans, steady.7 5-i
Savannah, dull...: -71-2
New York, quiet.7.85
Houston, eiisy... 71-2
Augusta, steady.... .7 9-16
Memphis, steady.7 9-16
St. Louis, quiet.7 5-8
Louisville, iirm..7 7-8
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Strict good middling.7 5
Strict middling...7 3-8
Tinges.61-2 to 7.00
Stains.51-4 to 61-4
Five Buildings Destroyed.
Cheraw, .S C., Special-At 12.50
this morning fire broke out in an old
building cn Market street occupied by
negroes as a shoe shop, a clothes
cleaning shop, barber shop and a gro
cery store. The fire spread rapidly,
The store of T. J. Ballard, white, was
next to catch, then two other small
buildings occupied by negroes caught.
These buildings were totally destroyed
The office building of the Cheraw Live |
Stock Company was also burned, af
ter being i-orn down in an effort to
stop the fire. The debris caught fire
and' was burned, but being dowu en
abled the bucket brigade to get in ef
fective work on the large stable build
ing. These stables repeatedly caught
fire ' but by hard work were finally
saved. The buildings burned were all
wood. The losa is comparatively
small. The Live Stock Company's
loss is covered by insurance, also the
building in which the fire "originated.
There was no insurance on the other
buildings or stocks. Ballard's loss was
greatest, mostly on account of damage
tol-goods. This block will be rebuilt
with brick buildings. Rain all day
Saturday soaked the old buildings, and
helped keep the fire from spreading.
While regretting the loss, all feel re
lieved that this row is at last cleaned
out. Had the wind been blowing from
th? south the entire business portion
of-the town would have likely been
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>? ? May Sue cn Old^Bonds.
.Columbia, S. C., Special".-A ?ett?H
'which Attorney General Gunter's of
fice received Saturday from the New
I Hampshir?! Attorney General, notifying
him that New Hampshire held 930,000
of old South Carolina "conversion"
bonds, dated January 1, 1869, under a
will from one of its citizens, Benja
min Thompson, who directed they be
used for an agricultural college, and
demanding immediate payment, is
looked upon as meaning that the
j State cf New Hampshire is preparing
I to bring just such a suit against this
! State as was recently brought by
South Dakota against North Carolina.
The. South Dakota case was success
ful, but these North Carolina bonds
were, backed up by a mortgage on the
State's railroad; whereas there ia no
security in the case of this State. Mr.
Gunter has replied by asking for the
number of the bonds and giving the
numbers of valid bonds of that date.
The good bonds of that date, which a
Democratic administration of 1880
funded at 50 per cent, of their face,
with 6 per cent, consols were in ex
change for other bonds surrendered
and on file in the State Treasurer's
Florence, S. C., Special.-A head-on
collision between a light engine run
ning as an extra and a phosphate train
occurred on the Atlantic Coast Line
at a point seven miles south of Ash
ley Junction, between Charleston and
Savannah, in which Flagman Hill, of
the light engine, was killed. Full de
tails have not been obtained, but it is
understood that the light engine was
being brought from Savannah to Flor
Marion Parr Hanged.
Columbia, Specia'-Marion Parr was
hanged p> A >day. With wonderful
ccmposure and fortitude thc man who
murdered .Clarence Shealey met his
fate. There was nothing of thc sen
sational about the hanging, except for
the morbid crowds that were massed
in the street in front of the jail and
around the fences. Parr's neck was
broken, and it is not probable that he
had any sensation whatever. His fun
eral was held on Sunday afternoon. I
The case was famous, on account of
his being the first white man hanged
in the State within the past twelve j
South Carolina Growers Anxious.
Charleston, S. C., Special.-With a
drop of fully 20 degrees recorded since
morning, truck farmsrs In this vicinity
are anxiously counting hours and hop
ing that the brisk northwest winds
may keep up. Hundreds of thousands
of dollars are invested in truck in this
section, and hundreds of acres of peas,
beans, lettuce, asparagus, cucumbers,
and other vegetables are in danger.
The local weather bureau has issued
frost warnings, predicting a fall to 40
To Oppose Turpentine Trust.
Hattiesburg, Miss., Special.-Turpen
tine operators in Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas will hold a confer
ince herc next Wednesday to discuss
the naval stores situation and devise
means to secure and maintain the best
prices for the products. It is said the
meeting is called to form an organiza
tion opposing the so-called turpentine
trust, and to arrange for the handling
nt naval stores by a corporation rep
resenting the producers direct. A sim
ilar movement was recently launched j
by the Atlantic coast operators at Q
?meeting at Jackaonville, Fla, 1
"The Tomb Closed
We know that tue door of the Lord's
tomb wo s closed by a stone rolled be
fore the opening. Such a stone was
In a garden about a mile north or
the city there was seeu a little hollow.
A spade was used to deepen this hol
low, and a tomb was found, into which
(he earth had been falling.
The stone of this door was rounded
on the edges so that it would roll, and
on the nearly at front of it was some
thing written. This writing is whnt
is called Cutic, but on one has been
able to read it.
The tomb was cut out of the rock,
and we must go down a few steps to
enter. So Peter and John and Mary
ore ail said to have "stoor";d down and
looked into the sepulcher."
Tho floor was so cut that there was
a seat left on the side, and in'the mid
dle a table was left about six feet by
three feet, and rising two feet above
the floor. On this the body would be
laid, roiled in linen with fragrant
herbs, and on the seat the friends
would sit when they made daily visits.
After a time the body would be placed
in a cavity, and then the cavity would
be closed with masonry.
Somewhat like this must have been
the tomb of Joseph in his garden, and
on some sucb table the body of the
Lord was rh id. The stone was then
put in place, and was sealed by a cord
fastened with wax to the- stone and
the wall. Then all was still until the
Divine saying was fulfilled: "After
two days will He revive us; in the
third day He will raise us up, and we
shall live in His sight."
This was the victory of life over
death, of good over evil. So did our
Lord show that He is "the resurrec
tion and thc life."-Youth's Companion.
I've hunted ali around about
Among the garden rows;
And looked in every corner,
But what do you suppose?
Though I've asked everybody,
Not anybody knows
In what part of the garden
The Easter egg plant grows.
Little hen, speckled hen,
Eastertide lias come again;
Do me a favor now. I beg,
Lay mc a pretty Easter egg.
The little white rabbits, so they say,
Lay bright-colored eggs on Easter Day;
tireen and purple and red and blue,
I've seen the eggs, so I know 'tis true!
Music and crowds, and day a perfect flower
A-blossom from its calyx, night;
And we two, captives of the witching hour,
Lulled in its leash of song and light.
Before tho altar, like the morn's white soul,
The lilies breathe their fragrant prayer;
And all the air is quick with dreams they
From April's fancy-haunted lair.
Dim hopes and thrills, too vague for word
And strange insistent moods of gloom,
As if some strain that Persian Omar sun
Were prisoned in their sweet perfume.
Or were our souls at some far Eastertide,
Of which to-day is still a part,
Before the altar "folded side by side
Within one lily's golden heart?
-John Dahl White.
Lord of Life.
Mosfc glorious Lord of Life! that on this
Didst make Thy triumph over death and
And, having harrowed hell, didst bring
Captivity thence captive, us to win;
Tins joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin;
And that wc, for whom Thou didst sin,
May live forever in felicity!
And that Thy love, we, weighing worthily,
May likewise love Thee for the same again:
And for Thy sake, that all like dear didst
With love may one another entertain.
Sn let us love, dear love, like as we ought:
Love is the lesson which the Lord us
Those Easter Belles.
Those Easter helles, those Easter helles,
Full half of them are wicked sells
That never hear, nor heed the chime
Of church bells-save at Easter time.
Those howling swells, those howling swells,
Now turning out, in swift pell mells,
Are hastening, bent on nothing else,
But flirting with those Easter belles.
Those Easter belles, those Easter belles,
How many a lie the poet tells
Who his reluctant muse compels
To sing your praises-Easter belles!
-Madeline Bridges, in Life.
I went to walk on Easter Day,
In my new Easter bonnet,
And every Daffy by the way
Had one like mine upon it,
EVERY DAFFY HAD ONE, TOO I
With big wide frills and ribbons gay!
Nurse said 'twas very silly
'Cause I was 'fraid they all would say
I copied Daffy Dill!
-E. S. T., in Little Folkt.
When but a child I marveled much
That once upon the marble's breast
I found engraven o'er a tomb
These simple words and few. "Af Rest."
They told no place nor hour of birth,
No record kept of how or where
The tenu nt there had welcomed rest,
And put aside life's fevered care.
But now I marvel much the more.
Whene'er 1 read on carven stone
Aught of inscription, lino or date.
Save that which tolls of this alone:
That he who lies beneath the mound.
With sightless eyes and pulseless
Has gained the one great boon of all
Eternal, everlasting rest.
-Darfle Stiles Prescott,
Blind to Chances.
It is a dangerous thing to walt for
opportunities until it becomes a
habit. Eenergy and inclination for
hard work ooze out in the waiting.
Opportunity becomes invisible to.
these who are doing nothing, or look
ing somewhere else for it. It is the
great worker, the man who is alert
for chances that sees them.
Some people become so opportunity?
blind that they cannot seo *hances
anywhere-they would pass fb^ura a
gold mine without noticing anything
precious-while others will find op
portunities in the most barren and
out of the way places. Bunyan found
opportunity in Bedford jail to write
the greatest allegory in the y "?rid on
the untwisted paper that had -been '
used to cork his bottles of milk. A .
Theodore Parker or a Lucy Stone sees
an opportunity to go to college in a
chance to pick berries. One boy sees
an opening to his ambition in. a
chance to chop wood, wait on table,
or run errands, where another sees no
chance at all. One sees an'opportun
ity to get an education in the odds
md ends of time, evenings and half
loi.days, which another throws^away.
-Orison Swett Marden in Success
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Wyandotte street. The scow was toa
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dragging his wheel. He sang a popu
lar coon ditty as he trudged along. A
ragged pair of gloves only partially
covered his .hands. He had no over
coat and a .dirty handkerchief was
tied around his ears. A woman
warmly clad in furs, saw th j lad, ano
her heart was Ailed with pity.
"The poor little chap is singing tc
keep himself from crying," she said
to the man with her. "I always feel
sorry for the poor messenger boys in
the winter. I'm going to speak tc
"Aren't you awfully cold, little
boy?" she asked,'kindly.
"Naw," he said in a husky voice
"Don't gimme none o' your jolly. A
bartender friend o' mine jist set 'en*
up to a' big drink o' booze, an' I'm feel
in' fine."-Kansas City Star.
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