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AT RE TABERNACLE.
REV. DR.TALMAGE'S ELOQUENT SER
MON ON THE HARP AND JAVELIN.
An Extremely Vivid NWord Picturo-Poi li
That Uai Is Avolded--Javins of Wit
of Irony, ti m'phi,try aii(i of iliie,n
BROOKLYN, SMaV 14.-li11s- b cirnimon
this forenoon in the Brooklyn Tkibernat
cle Rev. Dr. Tahage brouglit i) a novel
and practical coilnjunction 'I.tt isi mu
gested by i text perhai neve: hot.r e
cLosen. The openm in mi, h!l hy
organ and cornet, and joind inu by thous.
ands of voice.i, was.
Befoye Jehlovahl's awfill throne
Ye nations boNw With safnred joy.
The Fubject announecd was I- 1iri and
Javelin,'' the text bqiw_ I Samu, 1, ei_t1 -
teenth chapter, 1,!b ud t lk vio
verses: "And Dav' tyd wi h
aud as at other time. ;-'d ire iU; a
*#0' Javelin 1nS-ml', b,:;i 1. A S t al I
the jivelin, t.r iw fl. I v'. .1
Davideven to t!4 w81; wp 4!l
David avol(hd ow, i .1
agiant, v1111d >av a
nate W, a b b'
iro t 'V 1 !f . 1
one a isp l dho:
and hc : . :1
111)(I ullv d -,l %. i-; I 1,
brh vn (r <) ! h t
iL fil'. &ut ' l1 10. 4
II.d : t i u 1 v I n ' i pr
tharp,d11 1; NI b -
Wemtet 1 the) h hr
st t144 14 I ' I i:
t il i l
sIrbal n :,
h' li x.-I!
the bl w
have I :'
avMl . 41 ' -
T e 4
nhit s1j 4
his har tI 441. 4 4 4
- ill 411 1 C 4
4v i'11 n
tion*4 'd th
the141 hI '
tin t'. 44 4
E!:rar. 1 i: 4
the <~'' m; 4 , 4: II tte V
fri te I :1' l p'..11 I
thre 44, n' m 1 i 'ILI (,.n~
roid in a b, lii i44 4I , n 'e
ennf we,4 4.I1p. 1't''e I'.'1 14 2;
on cly to -'''1 Ill4 44C'~'l x
baeiut h th 1)i4th,te otw, t
time otuo i iy th te ilu~ h
one p il Dai' skhhll;id h te l
inhav's W i ll IO:]. 1:y (o
nehs te shap d4 L11( ~e1)
mtedne brpywl'1( ll a l
intu-twhc ebs krth Ilwto
mint wr scs a rlr.~h
as it flail3 u? auresetoak
The eiine A hltaohcayso
o cuatv drgswlldoThin oware I.
tas he mercin. buwa riotm'h fal
oreparati'n brsrpio,btam auto
kmfels oshiap, butds
4o u t na c . B t h: v h n i h r
David, one of the wisest and best of
ll aes, stands before us in thh text ad.
mimi8toring music for nervous disord-r
mdt(] cerebral disturbance. Ant Davit
Yas rialht. Music is the mightiest torca
a all theraputies. Its results may no'
ieil as suadenly as other formili of cure,
,mt it is just a s wonderful. You will
14)vcr kuow how much suf-erin And sor
rmw ivsic has assuaged and healed. A
lold ill 1110 United, States army * tid
hat ou the days the reimmental band
pha.yed near tbe liospitals ill sick and
V0ohnde riIvived, ad - iii who were so
tamne they could not walk before t!ot up
and %V 'At out and sat Im the sulshine,
and tgie so d'spr'ited that thle. never
cXpnctk- to g't lomle lic,at ito p xk
th. r h.al-go-ge anid ask almi tim a les
w"stamboal antid rail tra'i.
Th,od n;m;s. tile empr:, wrathfUl al
' + b':havior of tho p)ple of Aultoe'i,
woou somle si:1fiu-ii proViwaLti tmre
(iv IIIe sta'Iui ot cm;>'ror 1 an(d em
Pres'l, r'Rolir'd Se icrel y to Iminis,I Clem,
IuL -fim p, knowlmi thtt eLlW Vm
prr l a ;:roup of ims sing to him
w : :c at 'c tabl I', taught the
b I a Iti V. v ) i'l which tIle p >
p'e bncn'e:I their had h-havlor, and Iiha:
10diner the p iffios (f the mu-e,
* i .m: "The city of' Antiocb im Ior
men.'' T,m ra.o of Achilles wa.s a
4u: (:e by~ a harp.'; Ascleiuildes 4a--vay',ed
r) b14' ioultiudsc; by a harp.
A!or L' e battle of Yorktown, whou a
mulls.i,iln was to ) utllor atl mutat imn, arl(l
ht'Are the diys 0i at'e1Cheies, the
wotinded art.ist called fo: at muiical in
rumenit't and lost -ot a not. (lulil " the
40 minute- of amputat'on. Filipp
i m, ih rvat imisici, c.frl't-onted
'n wti mry credit')r, played so nchiant
Iv be-re hi I t1i it the creditor for.
v " (h). alni g we the dob 'or 10
ui'i's more to aiL aae other creditors.
Al ( Iinilt phy-iCianl of' oldki Litule
- -!pl:tv.!Jcd (oi c-r-M , carrying Oure theo
vu t1ar) that all Iiluents Of the
o"I c-mli h". cured )y tausic. Tie
lld.cal i mnials never report their re
> .a by thIis ms d1v. 1.01 m . 1 i. whlat
il ht Ihsu ha-; Imanly a s:ilt of God
Oliw-,41 I heartche wii -a hymn
1mmC or smn. or played!; iJ..t mil o!
~ I'll s)4m- while buriing at, th' stake.
I cr' keys of piano Or Or"Aln
. 1 1: It ihas walki-d.! Yea, in chiurc!
:: 11 1 '1:1 rollet peace over a thous
I I, %hevorriod, p)UrPIeX-,d a1111 a14
/ - V. While thec are limn 1 au I
A i r'10y for the jub)iant, tIre IS a
'J o "itide"l anld ".A.11am 0
n 'i ' "Como e D:se-msolau-," 4
h I p rtf!i ds 1n li 1retto.i (A It
C wV miodes ofl tuiCehil
("i phyv"ical ani'lmlntal di-lr
u14 edCI m1 me-lie.i conven
.. i read abroad).( 1n med ica
~ '-nd i Is h:h tmlitie that some al
u of soui that have becin
uni y muic,v weal and lnn
'it woi kdi What p:)w. r
v' t SM I.l, whth'r. lli
tcvr v (abl an u:ie wat-wip
on-n vrto% bk..a.) utt
but mnW I'hI,, wasiol hmt1, mad
nu.1e,4C am0 It i h su oli al 9'm1
'NrI e iiWi ('1 , 1. 1 !t .va -- 1
n I lim-' ' w ib ;4 w I lil 4 (I
* .- . I'us 41.1 the fu sl hm414 Ilii I .
- :r'' a i" b: \ul hi'!, ui 1)11-: 14 e 1rn !!a .n
el44li 1 n t14111he pfaurnd itta t
*. *4hae Iuicei ra1Ck, ml ith a
I 1 14 uj1(14!iZ of pho- ht aln- t
u ,' ~ s: quiv ef the hr:o1 ne of o
Watinal )anthe10. The hrc -
41 Ii u A ieiti tilVLi i S tj w t
a't414 i th e tr ofsia th-e . t iiisr a
al..* h'. doxooand an d tr unpet 3
1i h( l' 1ot tonde i inote da ellu
4 11t4 41ICi it shoh a e fundou, that~d
Ii c'I4(1nie. I" sol not, wo-t
utI' io.f( th i IilC00 ransome soulred
res: (4. lt' te rthei thonel of g
aI Ii' 13,000e hadOI been saved by f
* 4i4111. Whed tswo mie huch
h41 takyeath int? )iIarcais thoe I
rSL t1)1 inu iu'ali:centro the u51nivofee
1)l!C8 hV.IfC of oxlogie a(tu(I trumpIets.
h od and iag reara ctien shut that
Cillw)I IIn t wto make moeofmuic
NCC to thee.
le :( hit at thmsi aoo Wtof' plared of
"-r8 [11reat etite' aoty-sie fon<t Chargh
le 42 1414.k. tor thei laes, ndl the cred01 t
l1tup. hAt treirsd manye of' faern C
I' of d tohe' the histian conlies 3
Ih4 at tuhe eermnato verd they looke
41) n'1 s i ixh thIrdred.'' Whoy b cn to
', whdat lths beenL accomplithey byot
'V'ark4 i: We nley s7.00 ho yns, ry
Lic1ndregatinat i inagra ofhisi to
h c ould tbe her wo lesI off? Ii
ihnti mydr fre o'rhnd Dicws i-oe
> la et all( ~itooI hurln) conducid a
11nkmi-sln af teau l ht drnenss atotued
he ht, a ayhe uthfomsno ther-d
h!cstwoen of: the land mt tat a -
reent campriag,r andewhle neitty,or- .
capon used 5tg wags Lie song (h e.L
iNsear ed micGo, toee,iu mui,1
rnpBrNearer Wonthere. t wce
boun and it al hs mighto hu'dreds an
nsur salotof death a It. opnfo
inrs adie and youhea firt arge pas 1
len ncasin or tile anecollnd the daloo t
mh~ tolen msto the fidl es thougher 1
ined ga the slecn ulshvesatheyloedp1
b, cad turth vfrom hey decta
them bud. I Busa t tt in hras ha tov
lin for sacred soundi. In many church. i
Os the i-vein of ciiticisml. has killed the I
MU1sIc, ivelil (htti f Fron org-iii loft or 1
rom ai>i -ox ol. Or3t thitiperten'4itive
S u!'4 iv-Ah:1 timeda a D.vi:l' harp.
Thosam( ot people s') !raid Lit'- y mav
n ,) sinw, cen il -ally,; r will n->ts
at all or sigWith iuk'I ]0 -V t)it t.11tt
no on,-, heari them.
Il tumiy a clairch: the javelin of criLI
clitim hai Gripple' Cl,.h fha'rp o) worshlip.
It satan mail I ihin ce al1 thl StdIly
SChi>Il S'A ,-; .-m' ! Ohe bytmn3 of Christ
lan _:s-up Il WoubM !:Ii! hi-s greatest
a-hievmn: W ha the mlflen:lial song
shall rime (:t l 1, is beig id--e realy).
lere .VIl )1 - slu.hi a n t vo..e.4, such
.! e > t:1lrA-P<l powe of sin: and
'vita'! C!tW r0i 't1e., ti 'l tiaj!'1y, such
li!nnitity,atlh esit'nej a lid hemils
t>ei nipl:n ttyaci :to that% it
will Ie ini i m iale 1> k'no v w1i'r.- e'et,l
S,1Itiand na'-n-t u It 0i10:1, roll
mn, roll tip, ih(it milbi-tnialhan-!
3C .in 1 i F su!jiec It rjec'.ed op.
1) )i-iti.y a revg. 'Whv dii nt. D i.
via pick Ip Siull's j lvceliln a!)d-I hutl it
) tck :v tia n? IDtivi:A ia-I a skilltul arm.
I.I doIsit. ued (m aoiither octasion
hI(. coul.! i:d a "h' , anul h'3 C Ihl have
eai Iclu1 tip hat j Ivelin, timed it
it S tl, It w ou!d be assasi-o, and lift
thi lo t>ini! atd ,L -ticnted monster aS
li*.-; ul-ider Ci a - li e ha1d left
G i:L 1i'-d1 i a 1i 04. 0Th, D.W111 y l(Ov
I--, yoir o'lice. No, It). MNku aud wo
meli lWil p ,yer ot titi or pen or
lil- I .-) -atiy to a'1 eu lt-ttired a %t.,g .
Ii-it, bIOtter iinit-e Davi(. ] .t.er imi
tate I).ivd an I let th. j ivelin lie af.
your fe-:. an I kvep the harp in your
hau . D) n- rike ! hick. Dat ot,
play he g mI ) t, o i r ta,.
G Io:, inl IS hi :ry elks (A BAj.
.ut, 1 it [3!e.::a tAeaicral, -VlIo was
br>u ,I: e i >pive t ) th' tetI of Timur.
IIe liaI a n'l the antiix-re of Timur
ad biii mon. Tinjur aa1 Lo him 1-IIad
y't:1 vaiq -ish-!d t4, I au i,-)t it-norant
A, 1 th law i.hMI yoti reserved1 for my
wil aoi my frlm, but I di-shki tW re
- dI!I!t v. YxiUf3ad hon->r arec secure
.ld I ''alI exi>r lmly tratitude to God
> m canntiey to -1an." Beautiful!
It ' ! on Chrimti:m's ongue or eui
ar lal!t I i-i inp', andl muore damage to the
>au h > m->i",t e thle me agit4
v La!ai i . Wi:t! A jave
it hu.' c I ; a 1d falcin at. your feet
aIV! Y' i 1- it b.i'lKh-k aiin? Yes, I
iw--, ! p!.liin. I loartedc it Irom
her a Vd iv practiced it all my
a=.1 A o:ks %vo anl by the help
a Ved 1 vIa n)L picke! tup I 1
-I : 11 ' - i all Illy lotIzi and preached t
m l n. i! hoa or (t ml 3t, of i
I~~~ -I %V .' J it
Q V h -At o;i : ..) 1- i l, lic whe're it
rpii ir hall up m your muiseunm
s a ui' T leepeu.t vounid
.i by' a' jr-iU hy i i L sharp
b ~ ~ ol.le: ! tho handle11 t
0 hi aw i n . I !e.Iv: at to yo,u
eM Of thaL 1*14ht
>'. m11y hubjev that tho fact
h:t' a in- aviaines dodues is not
l'a n i h ; i " tr t . :-I tIextsays that I
via u. t L l. iiibia ) "David avoided
wt hi 'ttnt twice-thtat is,
Vok-i tI I lVCI 1 was 111,ng he stepped
mt t)! i rli itr mt or bent this way or
im', i hr r word, he iodged. But
til I 'i"e who limve read the life of David
U1>-' hV wL-i noit wking in pro.w
I3 I >tvid li:il i:il's, buat cowvardize
VoI '. W;i,,-;o was I iuemi about
I la I hin, ivenit a, to leet the
liaua!, wh > w, I aine:x, abouit ten'l feet
lighi, it, ..: b:iI g unlldertak ing md t he
ieq Uahmies of the st-'tiggle were so I
raiat ihat it s tuk the giant's idea of I
toe l:dh-rcans, anda lie suggested to the a
tIle 1' h>w that ha' would make a line (
in nei Ii>r a buznr,.atd or a jackal. "aComfe C]
> iu', anad I will tgive thy lIb sh unton
ic lawls of the~ air and to the beasts t
i thle lield." C
When Datvid waent out to mneet that ia
tant andl comtiuiered him,n he demon- t
rate-J, as he did on other occasions, 'J
IS :outraLre. Bait 1 am so glad that i
hlntatiul Ilung that javelin, Da:vi-l j
odgedl it, or the chief work of his life e
'mild neve'r have been done. What a c
-sson this is to those who go into use
ess dlangzer and expose their lives or<
tir reputations or their usefulness
nntecess.urily. When duty dlem'ands, t
o ahead, thou gh all earth andl hell op- I
osO. I)odge not one inchL from the I
ightr position. But when nothir'g is'
ivolved, stepa back or step aside.
Whfy stand( ini the way of per!bs that I
oil can tyvoid ? Go not itito qiixotic 1
at!les to light windmills. You will 4
ft of tuore tse to the world and the<
hiurch as an active Christian man i
hani as a target for javelhns. There
ro Chrnistiatns ahvways ini a light. If -I
icy go into churiaches they light there. I
I t.hey go tto presb)yter ies or confer- I
tces or caonsociat ions they fight there.
ly advice to you is, if anything Is to be'
ainedot for God or'the I ruth, standl out
I t.he w vty of the jauvel ins. I Samuel I
viti, ii, "David avoided out of his
Wasnington was as mighty in his re-1
reaits as ini his advance-s. Uis army
'ould several times have been des
royed if' he had not (lodged, liei
uadged on Long Island, he (lodged ou
ewa .Jersey heights. incoln oni his
ay to inauigu rat ion at W ashingt on was
~atted1 for by asssassinis, but lie took
riother'i tr-aln and dodge gd the dlespera
oes. We ha:ve high examiple of the I
act that some(timetas a mati waill servet
goal best hby disappieari ng from tis or
hat place, this or that entvironmuent.
A tola baroaughit Christ to the top ofi
hie rockr back oif Naz:iret h. T(hey (lid
oh like hais preaching, and they pro
o5e to hitui Ihim idown V the precipice.
hit whale they waero getting ready for
hie mai:ssacre Christ diarted Into the
rowd tttd amnid the conftision escaped
Caperntetiui andta conitinued( e'xercls
ig dhevils anid coolitng fever-s and tilling
shiners aind givinmg healthy circulation
I blood to paralysis andi cttring demen
a and( tuing cor-pses into living
ten atnd wotmen and doing his chief 1
What a good thing hie dlodgedl the;
ro(wdl on the rocks back of Nazireth!
ikewise at JTeruasalem one da5 , while
e was auttering imp and( down In
alomon's porch waating for an oppor
inity to say kind wordls or do a useful
ced, thle people proposed to pay him
>r his self satcrilices by stoning him
>deatth, but the record is. "li e escaped
it of their hands."
See also in my sub~ject the unreason
blo attitude of javelin toward harp.
(hait had that hiarpa int David's hand ~
met to the javelie in Said's hand?
ad the vibrating strings of the one
uirt the keen edIge of the other? IWas I
iere an old1 grudge between the two
imilies of s weet sound and sharp cut? i
ad the triangled ever Insulted the s
olished shaft ? Why the deadly aim f
fthe detroyinir weapon against the a
astrument or soothing, calming, heal
aig soutnd? Well, I will answer that
you will tell ine why the hostility of
many to thie gospel, why the viru-.
nt attack against Christian religion,
'hy the angry antipathy of so many to
is most genir most mnviting, most
sluttatory imb -uce tinder all the
Why will men a le their lIves to t
fritimrDa an neangm amd arri... t
WEATHER CROP BULLETIN.
ShoitVng the C,1mditi,1n off the Crops in
S ',uh (Oi,olina
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 17.-The
temperature for the last week has been
dacidedly below the normal, especially
the tirat four daVs, and has caused much
cotton to die and retarded the growth of
The rain was below the normal and
beneficial to all cropl except cotton.
Durinur the past few days of sunshine
and warm clear nigihti crops have im.
The ra-m this afterno.>n and thiti even
iu, over the Western counties was be
iinnin: t. b need-d, and accompanieti,
as 't was with high temperature will be
ot incalculable !. ctelit to the former.
THl (- OEOROIA PORDEt COUNTIES,
Cotton-Cold winds and cool nights
have !riatly injured cotto. On sandy
or grav lan:l muzh has died, leaving a
had staud. Youlng' cotton is beint
killed by cut w>ris. Tho youn,g plant
looks blue or red and cannot grow tor
the lack ol warm rains and sunshine.
Sonie roA> n,-*.; bn . done, Chopping
Corn-Cut. worm- amt killing corn in
mnow. localitie 4. 1 wlanid corn btiu de
stroyeA by tud worms. Corn looks well.
WIeat auvl oats aro almo3t a fitilure.
Oi1s wli run ab >t h.lli a crop. Wheat
is good in som pirts of lhrnwell
Couum:,. Soiall _rains, gardens and
friits imucI iu)rov,l by rains.
TiiE C)AS'T COUNTIES.
Cotton- I'lie temperatuce vas too
low for cott.oii, bu' b.aciical to v,egeta
bWe.s, Ir pi') ne. espacially. Rains
and susiie inchave, been bmwnicial to all
crop:-. S)i c )tt n killed by cold winds
has been i)lanziLcd over. Correspnidents
froin differe'it sec;tious report "cotton
good and beia rapitly I wd to a stand''
"'ChoplOi lcou. cotio it iarly over
with an av:!rio s.tand.'' ''Cotton not
a good stand. b! i .m1 piLt to a stauir
and not much ire)iantin' bol- g <n
"Sca Island cotton is a air stand.''
Georztlwn Coun y reports no stand on
bottom landf, bt hbill sides an( sandy
lands na lt)oki,i_ well.
Corn-('orn guerally vrowinL weil
but had stan.(1:4
Worm very dcshruc!ive to corn and
rice alid will c:>utinu: to injure corn un
tl sta'.dy warm we ithcr.
0 its-R" _cent rains saved spring oats;
another cood rain will uAke a two-third
crop. GIUldns (10111 well. Fruit
plenty. fiood acason for putting out
sweet polato slips.
THE NORT11CAROLINA ORDEIR COUN
Coiton-T,e r:IILts have ICn too
cool fIor cotton and muc'i of it looks sick
and shriveled, and on sandy soil and on
dam)) places is reporlt.d dyini!. Hoeing
commence (I; staiis ):)or.
Corn-Cerni hia;s I)~ I Lrcallv itm
proved by rainls and look% wel', aithougb
muich in,j!ired by cit worms; somo on
b)to im l reported as dyin,. U p.
hI am bh:c wVO:ed.
W e ad o(a:.-Wjit.r and iLI oits
are ' u f ralme and ing o!ts not
muIch i I. Small urain has been
i_ruaLly inrvel by recent rains.
Wheai',d .1 fairly wcll. Gardets are
sulerin-' trom ciu, worms; vrass tJr W
ing rap1lly; mcns look wvell; for 'ign
Vaneity "It iums droppin i oil bjut other
T1hl il 3iDLE CouNTIES.
Co ton--Man y complaints arc made
of th.be havoc hv cut, worms anid bud
wo:mus. Planting com;pleted; boeing
begun. Coto ha*iIs beon decidedly in
juredl by col-l, and laree qu~antities of'
t,he plants are dying, with 1no need at
hand to rep)laIlt. Rieports from Richland
County are encouraging; t.he cotton do.
lag welhl, the stand about the averazo.
Replant,ing finished and most farmers
Corn-Corn, while benefited by recent
rains, has been retarded by cold The
stand is good andl generally doing well.
Wheat and oats are growing well but
will not be an average crop.
J. HI. HIARMON,
Catcinmg Up WIith the It,8asas.
WASIIINGTON, May 17.--The rumors
which have beeni in circulation in the
Inteiior JDepartmerit duriug the last
several wveeks, wvhich bring in serious
questIon the oflicial integrity of' W. E.
Simonds, late Coimmissioner of Patents,
took a taneible lormu today by the filing
of formal charecs against Simnonds and
Foster & Freeman, attorneys in this cit y
for the Bell Trelephlone Company, alleg
ing improper ispe -,tion1 oi the secret
files in the celebr'atedI Drawhau:lh tee
phone cases and the unlawful taking of'
copies thercof l>r the private use of
Simonds andl of the B.ell Telephone
Company. 1t also al'eges collusion in
this matter, wvhich also involves t,he of
ficial conduct of Chief Clerk Bennett,
of the Patent Oflice. The Cominis
8ionl is requested t,o issue~ a rule upon01
Simonds and Foster & Freeman to show
cause why they should not be barred
from p)racticing before the Patent OffIce.
The petitioners are Church & Church,
who stand hi-Ah among the patent, law,
ters of this city. One month ago Church
& Church seait ai commlumication to
Commissioner 8Seymour, embodying
these ullegations in a ireneral way, wit,h
out,, however, specifying names, r'sd
asking that an invest,igation be he
Up to this t'me n]o report as to the com-.
missioner's indlings has been received.
1teads Like ai Yarn.
BooN VILLE, Mo., May 17- Edie
Ilickam, an aged niegress, Is the plaintiff
In perhaps the most remarkable case
ever triedL on the Courts of this county.
She Is ani old ex-slave, andl brought suit
against her master, Josieph Ilhickamn. of
this county, f'or live diollars a month
wages asma family domestic for twenty
tour years, during whIch time she
claims to have been kept In ignorance
of her emancipation. Tfhe suit was
instrituted here in 1889, for $1,400, and
resulted In a judgement in her favor
for $700. 1'he de fendant appealed to the
Kanisas City Court of Appeals, which
remlandled the case to the Circuit
Court of this county, which now
redders a decision for tile defendant.
A ,mnotion for a new. trial hva been
fied, and puiblic sentitnent Is in favor
of the old negress, who has tolled for
her master for a quarter of a century
Fl'orida'g (Good Example.
TA LLA HIAssE, Fla., May 17.-A bill
has passed the Senate forbIdding rail
road companies to make "aruns" of
trainmen longer than thirteen hours
each and compellIng at least eight hours
to elapse between runs. It is allegt d
that several recent accidents were due
to engineers and conductors belr1g phy
sically exhauste.] from continued train
work. In one Instance they were on
dlut,y twenty-four hours without sleep
or rest. The bill has raised much in
dignastion anmongi railway ofilals, who
threaten, If the bill becomes law, to cut
down the tralimenl's wages and reduce
the train service.
igainst Christ and the gospel? Why
he javelin of the world's hatred and
lage against the harp of heavenly love?
Cou know and I ]in Pw men who get
vrathfully red in the face and foaming
Lt tho mouth, and use the gesture of
he clinched fist, and put down their
eet with indignant emphasis, and in
'oke all sarcasm and irony and vituper
%tion and scorn and spite at the Chris
ian religion. What has the Christian
-eligion done that it should be so as
sailed? Whom hath it bitten and left
6vith hydrophobiac virus in their veins
hat it should sometimes be chased as
Lhough it were a maddened canine?
To head off a'id trip up and push
lown and corner our religion was the
dloim1inant thought in the lifb of David
liume and Voltaire and Shaftesbury
aid even the Earl of Rochester until
one day in I princely house in which
they blasphemously put God on trial,
and t he Earl of Rochester was the at
torney against God and religion and
received the applause of th) wlho'.e
company, when suddenly the earl was
struck inder conviction and criew:
"Good God, that man who walks up
rightly, who sees the wonderful works
of God and has the uses of his s-nses
and reison, should use them in defying
his Creator! I wish I had been a crawl
ing leper in a ditch rather than have
acted toward God as I have done."
Javelin of wit, lavelin of irony, jave
lin of scurrility, j velin of sophistry,
javelin of hunian and diabolical hostil
ity, have been flying for hundreds of
years and are flying now. But aimed
at what,? At sonethingthat has come
to devastate '.lie world? At somethiog
that slays nations? At something
that would maul and trample under
foot and excruciate and cruch the hu
m:i race? No, aimed at the gospel
harp-harp on which prophets played
with s-)mewhat lingering and uncertain
fingers, but harp on which apostles
played with sublime certainty, and
martyrs played while their fingers were
on fire. Ilarp that was dripping with
the blood of the Christ, out of whose
heart-strings the harp was chorded and
from whose dying groan the strings
weoe keyed. Oh, gospel harp! All thy
nerves i-tremble with strit-s of self
sacrifice. Harp thrummed by flingers
long ago turned to dust. Ilarp that
mnade heaven listen and will yet make
Ill the earth hear. Ilarp that sounded
pardon to my sinful soul and peace
)ver the grave where my dead sleep.
[tarp that will lead the chant of the
)Iood washed throng redeemed around
he throne. May a javelin slay me be
ore I Iling a javelin at that. Ilarp
vhich it seems almost too sacred for
n to touch, and so I call down from
heir thrones those who used to finger
t and ask them to touch it now.
Come down, Wiliam Cowper, and run
'our fingers over the strings of this
arp." Ile say3, "I will," and lie plays:
There is a fountain filled with blood.
Dra wn froin linainel's veins.
Come down, Charles Wesley, and
ouch the strings." Ile says, "1 will,"
aid lie plays:
.lesus, lover of my soul.
Lvt mie to thy boso 11 ly.
Come down, Augustus Toplady, and
weep your fingers across this gospel
tarp." lie says, "I will," and he plays:
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let e111 hide myself in thee.
'Collie down, Isaac Watts, and take
his liarp." Ile says, "I will," and he
Alas, and did my Saviour bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
T. 1'. Bliss, come dlowni and thrum this
~ospeol harp." iIe says. "-I will," and
llalleluiah, 'tis done,
I believe onm tile Soil.
neffable harp: Transporting harp!
iarp of earth! IIarp of heaven! HIarp
aintly and seraphiic! Harp of God!
Ih, I like the idea of the old monu
lent in the ancient church at Ullard,
ear Kilkenny, Ireland. The sculp
ire on that monument, though
hiseled mode than 1,000 years ago, as
ppropriate today as then, the sculp
uire representing a harp upon a cross.
'hat Is where I hang it nowv; that Is
there you had better hang It. Let the
avelin be forever buried, the sharp
dge duwn, but hang the harp upon the
And now upon our souls let the har ps
if heaven rain music, and as when the
un's rays fall aslant in Switzerland at
he approach of eventide, and the shep
merd among the Alps puts the horn to
mls lips andl blows a blast and says,
Glory be to God," and all the shep
merds on the Alpine heights or down in
he deep valleys respond with other
>last of' horns, saying, "Giory be to
od," and then all the shepherds uin
over their heads and-kneel in wor
hip, and after a few moments atf sil
nce sonme shepherd rises from his
nees and blows another blast of the
morn and says, "Thanks be to God,"
md all through the mountains the re
ponse comes from other- shepherds,
Thanks be to God," so this moment
et all the valleys of earth respond to
he hills of heaven with sounds of
~lory and thaiiks. and it be harp of
arthly worship to harp of heavenly
vorship, and the words of St., John in
he Apocalypse be fulfilled, "1 heai d a
roice from heaven as the voice of many
vaters an'J as the voice of a great
hiunder, and 1 heard the voice of harp
rs harping with their harps."
i)evastateli by WVater.
WASIUJNON, May 17.--News from
lie flood ini Ohio and1( PennsylvPnma coni
inue to come in; the followin"- itms are
lie most important:
Meadlville, Pa., is sull'erlang the worst,
iun(iat,ion in its history. People are
aken fromi seconJ stories of houses in
'oats. New Castle, Pa., is having a
iimilar experience. The furnace facto
ics aud mills in both places are floodled
mnd stopsped. ErIe, Pa., is suffering
leaivily and repsorts one case of drown m
Theli Lake' Shiora Railroad docks at
ishitabula, Ohio, are uinder six fect of
vater, Four feet of water is in the
inioni depot, at Meadville, Pa.
At. Youngstown, Ohio, t,he fire (de
'artmnent was busy all night and this
Lnornling rescuimng pseople in boat,s. The
imerican tube and iron company is umi
or water and it, is expected t,bat tonight
lie Brown Bonnell iron company's mill
nil be inundated.
Titusville, Pa., is fagain visi!,ed by a
lestrumctive flood, causing great dlistress
o poor families and entailing great loss
'f property. Oil Creek is rising six
achecs an hour. The condit,ions are ye
y similar to those of several years ago
whien a firs broke out amo.ig the flooded
ii refIneries. Great dr';d is now felt
ist fire may start.
Busin ass is entiroly suspended and
ndl railroad service Atopped(. All the
treams in Western Pennsylvania are
ill or overflowing. Much the same
Inte ot aflaire prevails in the lake re
ions of Can'ida where forty eight hours
f rain has fallen. St. Catharine, Ont.,
GREENVILLE, May 15.--A negro wo
ian was ouftraged near Piedmont on
aturday night. Her assailant was a
egro. The colored people of that sec
Ion are hunting the man, and if found
hey wil lnch hlm.-S_,at.
CHARLESTON. S. C., May 17.-A Re
porter for theNews and Courier yester,
day made some inquiry with a view
to [luding out what truth, if any, ther<
was in the ofteL repeated reports about
town to the effect that the liquor dealers
of this city have for some time been
using telir uttermost endeavorE tC
dispose of as much of their stocks as
possible. Some inquiry unto East Bay
yesterday morning leaves little doubt
as to the correctness of the reports.
The liquor men are apparently not
placing any great hope in the possibi
lity that the Supreme Court may declare
the Evans law unconstitutional within
the next few days, and are going ahead
upon the supposition that the worst is
to happen. Large quantities of the
fine brands of brandies and wiskeys are
reported as being 1D1 by some housee
at exceptionably low figures, and the
general opinion prevails that the dealtr
will leave no stone unturned to lessen
their stock of such goods as rapidly as
may be. The Reporter called upon the
senior member of one of the largest
firms in the State yesterday and asked
him what truth there was in these re
ports. le said that it was perfectly
true that his house was selling out
their stock of line whiskeys at greatly
reduced prices, aud he added that the
course would be continued by his firm,
"is it true that some of the dealers
of this city are shipping large quanti
ties of goods to other States-cities like
Savannah and Augusta for instance?"
was next asked.
In a measure I believe that it is
entirely true. For intahce, my house
has this morning shipped a lot of goods
consisting of six or seven barrels of fine
whiskey, to Savannah, and this is not
an isolated case. We aro now making
and will continue to make every elfort
to dispose of our stock as rapidly as
possible, but even: with all of our efforts
I do not think that we will succeed in
getting our stock off of our hauds be
fore the 1st of July."
Several other gentlemen, all well
knowd in the business, were seen and
spoko to and each of them endorsed in
stibstrace the report given above.
A Slick Itasca?.
SPARTANBURG, S. C., May 17.
Some time ago a gmtleman by the
name of W. H1. Irwin came here from
Atlanta and too& charge ot Spartanurgls
little bucket shop. le got a number of
young men to dealing with him and dit
a thriving business. After a while they
noticed that in their speculation the)
steadily lost and never won, so they sus
pecied something crooked and deter.
mined to lay a trap for the manipulaior.
Oavl f the yount, men went to Irwi n
and teillfg him that he was on to his
g,ame, made the proposition that they go
into t i e business of defi auding the pat.
rons of the shop together. The young
man was to lurnish thf suckers and
Irwin was to do the rest. Irwin acreed
and there was where he lost, his bouanza.
The young mvan uot a frieud to put up
*10 on futures. Irvwln at or ca tave hii
pseudo.partner $5 and kept the other.
le dId not make any i tlort to speculate;
of course he w-s exp.sed ved iade to
give up as much as he had of his ill-got
ton gatu. The pressure was becoming
too great on hin, and Saturday night he
departed for climes unknown, leaving
behind some poorer bt wiser youn.2
sneculators. The sehemec he worked
was this: In ha~ shop[ he wo)uhl p))t
lieultonUs reports ot the mnarkets sruch as
wvould cause has patrouis always to lose.
After a abhile the discrepancy between
his reports andl those ini the daily papers
was n2oticedl, and this led to the detec
tion of bis rascality. ie did an exten
Aivo business for some time before he
was caught, aod it i.s said that some of
the young meni lost rathier heavily. At
any rate Irwin left Spartanburg se-veral
hundred dollars ahead In the game.
A Murderer's Neok Saved.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 17.--The
State of tis morning says: Governor
Tiilman yesterday concluded a famous
case when lie conmmuted to lire in tihe
State penitentiary tire death sente nce of
Napoleon Lavelle, the white Charleston
wife murderer. This case had been be
fore thre courts and the Governor for
three years. The murder was a most
brutal one. Alter his first conviction
the attorneys of the man appealedi to
thre State Supreme Court. The appeal
was dismissed and then several other
appeals alto on various technicalities
followed nleet.ing with a similar fate.
Then it became noised abroad that Li
volle was insane and appeal was nade
to the Governor on that ground.
Governor Tillmar. did everythuing ihe
could to lind out whether the man was
insane or not. A commission which he
recently appoied to examine him was
divided as to whether lie was guilty or
not, aind equal numbers of the board
were on each side. It left the Governor
':1 a predicament. Yestsrday tie grant
edl the commutation, lie gives his rea
sons for so doing as foltows:
"bMy own inclinations and feelings
were to hang tis man; because I do not
sympathize with wife murderers and I
have no sympathy for any man who kills
his wife for any cause. But I was con
front,ed with the fact that all five of the
members of the commission agree as to
his brain being diseased now and at the
time o1 the murder. In additiou the
oinaion of Dr. Babcock as to the man's
lack of responsibility create a grave
doubt and I feel compelled to give him
the benefit of the doubt,
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