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AT THE TABEIRNACLE.
"LIGHTNING OF THE SEA" THE SUB
JECT OF DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON.
He Likens man'S .yourney Through Lito to
a bip'd courso Throuigh the Oceau--Our
Worth Is nuowf by the loodu Doce
That Live AIter Us.
BROOK LYNj Feb. 18.-[u the Brook
lyn Tabernacle this forenoon Rev. Dr.
Talmage preached an unusally attrac.
tive and eloquent gospel sermon to a
crowded audience, who listened with
rapt interest. The subject, w is "The
Lightning of the Sea," the text selected
being Job xii, 32, "le maketh a path
to shine atter him."
It for tie next thousand years minis
ters of',religion should preach from thiIs
Bible, there will yet bq texts unlex
pounded and unexplained and utinappre
elated. What little has been smd con
corning this chapter in Job fron which
my text is taken bears on the caritro
versy as to what was really the levia
than described as disturbing the sei
What creature it was I know not. S Lte
say It was a whale, Some 8sey it was a
crocodile. My own opinion is it wasi a
sea monster now extinct. No crentire
now floating in Mediterinean or Ahllu
tic waters corresponds to Job' descrip.
tion.
What mcst intereste mie is thait asi it
moved on through the deep it hlet tl
waters flashing and resplendent. in tIhe
words of toe text, "le maketh a lioth
to sllue after .him." What was tit
illumived path? It was phosphores'ence.
You find it In Ohe wiko ot a sini i.
the night, especia)) alter rough weatiber.
Phosphorescence i, the lighti!t (.1, the
sea. That this figure of spececl is Cor.
rect in de-cribing its appearan.uice I z.im
certilfed by an incitutu:. Atter ci osam(
the Atlantic the lirst time and writing
from Basic, Switzerland, to an Ameri
can magazine an account of my v.yage,
in which nothing ioro fascinated me
than the pbssphorescence in the ,hlp's
wake, I called it the lightning of the sea
Returning to my hotel. I found a book
ofJohn Ruskmn, and the first. eltence
my eyes fell upon Wavs hIs desciription of
phosphorescence, in winch he cnlhlt it
"he lightning of the sea.'"
Down to the postollice I hatened to get
the manuscript, ail with grelat labor
and home expense got possessioni o~f tile
magazine article and put quotation marks
around that one sentence, although it
was as original with me as with, dohin
Ruskin, I eupposed that nline.tenths
of you living so near the seacoast have
watched this marinogappe arance called
phosphorescence, anld:;L hove that. the
other one-tenth may s(mie day be 8()
happy as to witness it. It is the waves
0 the sea diamonded. Lt is the inflores
cence of the billows--the waves ot tile
sea crhmsonedh, as was the deep after the
sea fight o1 Lepanto-the waves of the
sea on fire.
There are times when from horizon Lo
horison tile entire ocean seems in connib
gration with this stianige sIpledl(oir its it
changes every m11om1ent Li) tamier or
more dazzling color on ill sides of )ou.
You sit looking over the tall'rai o1 the
yacht or oceat steaoer, wlatc!ing 11and
waiting to see what new thlig he Gd
of beauty will do with the AtlaL'tic. It.
is the ocean in transfiguration; it is the
marine world casting its garments o
glory in tile pathway of tile Almiighity as
he walks the deep; It is as inverted fir'
mament with all its stars gone down
with ,lt. No picture can present it, for
photoprapher's camera can not bei suc
cessfully trainedl to catch it and before
it the hand of' the painter dirops its lpe)
cil, overawedl and powerless.
This~phosphorescen is 1 the applearanitce
of myriads of the animual kingdom rising,
falling, playing, flashing, living, dying.
These luminous anmmalcules ior nearly
150 years have been the study of' natural
ists and the fasc',nalion and solemnilzation
of all who have brain enough to think.
Now, God, who liputs in his Bible nothi
ing trivial or useless, calls the attention
of' Job, the greatest scien tisit of his day,
to this phosphorescenes, and as the levia
than of the deep 5weeps5 past pints out
the fact that "hue makethi a path to slune
alter him."
1s that true of us now and will it he
true of us wvhen we have gone? Wilt
there be subsequent light or darknesas?
Will there be a trail ot gloom or' good
cheer? Can any one between now c'd
the next 100 years say of us truthufulily as
the text says of the leviathan of the doeep,
"Hie maketh a path to shine after him?''
For we are moving on. While we live
In the same house, and transact busmeiss
In the same store, and write on the same
table, and chisel in the same studio, and
thrash in the same barn, and worship
In the same church, we are in motion
andl are in -mar y respects movinv~ on,
and we are not where we were 10 years
ago, nor where we will be0 10 years
hence. Moving on!
Look at the family record, or the aii -
manac, or into the mirror, and see if ny
one of youjis where youi were. All ill ato
tiou, Other feet may t'p and stumble
and halt, but the feet of not one moment,
for the last 60 centuries has trippledl or
stumbled or halted. Moving on! Societ..
moving on! Thie world moving en!
Heaven moving on! The universe mnov
mug on! Time moving on! Eternity
moving on! Theretor'e it is absurd to
think that wve ourselves can stop, as wve
must move with all tihe rest. Are we
like the creature of' the text, mak~ing
our path to shine after us9 it may bo a
peculiar qtuestion, btit my text suggests
What influence will we leave in this
world after we have gone through it?
"None," answer hundreds of voices;
-"we are not one of the imnmortals. Fif
ty years after we are out of' the world
it will be as thotugh we never inhabited
IL." You are wrong in saysmng that. I
pass down through this audience aiid up)
through these galleries, and I am look
ing tor some one whom I cannot, find.
- I am looking for one who will have nlo
influence in this world 100 years from
now. But I have found the man who
has the least influence, and I inquire Into
his history, and I find that by a yes or a
no he declded some one's eternity. In
time of tenrptation he gave an. afllrma-|
Live or a negative to some temptation)
Which another, hearing of was induced
to decide in the same way.
Clear on the other side o1 the next
mllIon years may be the first you hear
of the long reaching inftnence
of that yes or no, but hear or It you
will. WUI that f athuer make a path to
shine after him? Will that mother make
a path to shine after her? You will be
walking along these streets, or aloni
that country road, 200 years from now
in the character of your descendants,
They will be affected by your courage o1
oqur owardice, your-hpurity or your de
~~pr~v~yor holiness or your sin. You
A" ~ ~ ~path to shine after you or
sOme mountain two rivulets, one
which passes down fito tie rivers wik
pour out into the Paclifla ocean, and El
other rivulet flowing (own into the r
ere which pass out into the Atlanti
ocein? Every mnan, every womati
stands tat a point where words uttere
or deeds done, of prayers offered, declid
op)oste destinies and opipsite nterni
ifes. We ece a man planting a tree an
treadiing the sod firmly on either side c
it and watermtai I. in dry weathcr an
a arcat care in its culturn, andl he neve
plucks any fruit trom its bough, but hi
children will. We airp all plaiting tree
that will yield fruLt hunldreds of years al
ter we are dead - orchards of goldc
fruit or groves of ded0l V tats.
I aml 0 .o f,1asiated with t1 p1)ios)hior
C( tce inl the track of a ship that I hitv
SOmietimes watched for a lon-, while an
have seCn iothitng oni the face of' th
deep hut hlIcIknes. Tbe mouth of wa
ty chiasmis that looked like gapiig jaw
ci hell. Not a spark as big as the fireil
nt it wute Kerolt of' surf; tinot a tap-r tc
iilufmit)nato t migity sepuilchers of (den
ships; darkiness 3,000 feet dh ep aid moo
thousantds of icet long and wide. Tha
is the kind cf wake thati a had mmal
leaves behind him ats ha e plows througi
the ocr 11 of this ilif toward the vaste
OC"tin of the ureat Future,
N .ov. suppose a man scated in a cor
ncr vrocery or btiiiess ('1o1 atmo!
cleris. !ivos hinselt to jolly s1ck)ticisml
u ht;hs it tbo lliblo, make sport o
the wii acies, speaks of pordition in jokei
aid laughs at revivals as a frolic and a
the ptassaaie of it fuaneral procession
ih1411 wys solonmre sonsible p001)14
says, " 14(03s, let's take a drink." Ther
is in that rcu) a young mila Who ti
Iaki i a 8en trntigl Y nRainst tom la
't' lit, --qd 1rays ii ht, aaid mornmng ani
r-adis his Aihbe, sd is asking God fe
edp dLay by day. But that Oauflav
xment ChriAtianity makes thim lo;o li
iP t I Facred thinis, and he gives ua
Ssibath anid church and morals, aim
gvos from bad to worse, till he falla unl
der dissipations, dies in a ilazar hous
md is huried in the potter's field.
Anoth r young man who heard tha
jolly skepticism. made uip his mind tha
"it nakes nO 'differeuce what we do o
say, for we tall come out at the rigl
place," and began as a coniscquence t
ulirloil. S3ome monley that. camne int
h1s haids for others lie al)lplied to hI
own uses, thinking perhaps he woul
make it straight some other timl, and a
would be well even if hie did not make
straight. Ile ends inl the penitentiari
That scoffer who uttered the joki
agaiinst Christianity never realize( whi
bad work he was dolhig, an'd" ho lpasse
onl through lifa and out of it and into
future that I am not now .;oing to depici
I do not. propose with a searchlight t
show the breakers of tle awful coast o
which thnat slip is wreckcd, for my blu
nssi is now to watch the sea after ti
keel has plowed it. No phospheresceut
an the wake of that ship, hut behind
two houis structling in the wave; tN
young omen destroyed ny reckless skep
CStmi, anit umil 1tumined o.eanu benac
aid on all sides Of t1hem. BlaichcnC3
darkness'.
You know what a glorious good mi
Rev. John NewtLonL was the most Ot 1:
life, but before his conversion le was
ve ry wicked sailor, and on board the sh
IJaraich iidelil-y and vice in the im
oft a youanmg an1, principles which d
stroyed him. Afterwards the two mu
and Newton tried to undo his bad wo
but in vain. Th young mai beca
-worse anmd worse and died a prollhigal
horrifyitug with his profriittes those wI
stooid by hiim int his last moments.
But I tjind hero a man who stirts o1
tm life w' the determination thI at 1:
wvill tiever no( tiutlerinag but hi wuiil ftr
to :alleviate a. and never see discotarig
intL but. he will try t o cheer it, am
never meet with taybod.y buat. lhe wil
try to dto him goodi. Getting his strerngt
irom Goid, ho starts fromn home Wit
high l)ipurpos ot (oing all the~ good ha
canl possily (10 m one (lay.
W' hietlher staandmtg bohinda( the counitei
or talkhlug ina th business otlice with
pen i ehiind hais ear, or making a bargai
ith ia tel low trader, or tout in the field
discuissinli with his next neighabor thm
wisest r'otationi oIf crops, or in the shoe~
mnaker's shmop poumnding the solo leattaei
thbere iis somertlhing in his taco, and in hi
pharseology, andl~ in his annter that den:
ornstrates the grace of God in his hearl
lie cani talk ont religion without awl
wiardly driagging it ina by the ears. II
lovesi God anid loves the soul a of ma
wh lom he monei Itan 1 is in teres ted irn thel
i'renn tt andi eternoal destiny.
tFor 501 or 601 years lie lives that kin
ot lhte anda themn gets thaoaugh witha it an
goes into hecavent a ranisomned 50ou
Ihut I ama not. going to descanbe thue poi
in to which that ship has enatere d. I ai
i'ot, goinig to describie the Pilot who nu
im outaside at the "jig htshuip."'
I ama not going Li) say anything abot
the crowdls of frieuds whao met him c
he (hrystallhino wharves up .vhicha l
goes ona stepis of' chrysoprases. For Gc
am hdi ords to Job) calls me to look
the path of foamn in the wake of thia
shaip, ad I tell you It, is all agleam wil
raplenadors of kimdness dlono mind ro
llang with illumined tears tht wel
wiped awaay avid a'ttasah with 'aongra
ulationus, aid clear out to tho hiorizona
tall dire'ctious is the sparkling, fltashin
bailloin) hosphorescenlce of a Chris
in life. '"ioe maketha a pathi to shui
alter hijm."'
And here I correct onie of thie nmet
ntionls which at, somae timle takes tpC
sesion of all of uis, and( that, is as to ti
brevitry of human life. Whon .I bul
some v'ery useful mana, clerical or Ia
in lisa thirtieth or fourtieth year, I sa
"What aiw asate of energies! It was liar
by worth whdle for him to get ready f
Christiana work, for hie haa:l so soon
quit, it.'" Buit the fact. is that, I may it
suare ay man or woman who does ar
good ona a large or small scale for a li
on earth tis long as thes world bastif
Sickness, trolley car accidents, decath il
self, cant niojmore dlestroy his life diri
thecy can temar cdown one of the rmtga
Saturn. You cana start ones good wor<
one kind act, one cheerful smile on
mission that will last until thme wornd b<
conies a bonf ire, and1 out of that blaze
will pass8 lito the heavens never to ha
as long as God lives.
There were ina thme seveniteenth centi
ry men -and aWomen whose names yc
never heard of who are today Influent
meg schools, colleges, churchles, nati om
You caan no more measure the gracioul
results of their lifetime tuhan yotu coral
measure the length stud breadth an
depth of this phosphoresceno last nigh
following thes shalt of the White Star hta
1,500 out at sea. llow the courace an
consecration of others inspire us to fo]
low, as a general in the American armn
cool amid the flyinag bullets, inspired
tembling soldier, who said afterwar<
"I was nearly seared to death, but Isaa
the old man's white mouetache over hl'
shiouldher and went on." Aye, we are a
following sometody either lu right<
Wrrong dIrectIons.
wdays ago I stood beside ti
a4 caslget .of a ~goapel minist
3f and in my remarks had 0ouvasion td re
h call a snowy night in a farmhouse
e when I was .a boy and an evangelist
. spending a night at my father's honso
3 who said something so tender and beau
tiful and impressive that it led ie into
the kingdom of God and decided my
destiny for this world aind the next.
You will before 24 hours go by, meet
some man or woman with a big pack of
care and trouble, and ( you may say
' something to him or her th it will en
l dure until this world shall have been so
r far lost in the past that nothing but
1 the w'retch of angelic memory will he
s able to rialize that it ever existed at
all.
1am not talking of remarkable men
and women,butof what ordinary folks
can do. L am not speaking of the
phosphorescenco in the wake of a Com
panit, but of the phosphorescence in
the track of a .Newfounoland fishing
smack. God makes thunderbolts out
of spirks, and out of the small words
and deeds of a small life he can launch
a power that witl flash and burn and
thunder I brougle the eternit.ies.
How do you like this prolongation of
your earthly life by deathless in
fluenca? Many a babe that died at 6
i months of age by tile anxiety created
I ti the parents heart, to meet that child
in realims seraplic is living yet in the
transformed heart and life of those
parents and will live on forever in tile
history of that family. Lf this be the
opportunity of ordinary souls, what is
the opportunity of those who have es
pecial futellectual or soelal or mone
tary eq. ipment?
llave you any arithinetic capablo of
estimating the iniiluen:co of our good
and gracious friend who a few days
ago went up to retl.--George W. Childs
3 of 'hiladelphia ? From a nwspaper
- that wai printed for 30 years without
I one Wordi of defaniation or scurrility
r or scandal and put, ing chief eriphasis
on virtue an11d Ohrity and clean intelli
gence he reaped a fortune for himself
andtlien distributed a vast amount of it
among the poor aind struggling, putting
his invialid and aged reporters on pen
s0ns, until his name s'.ands every
a where for large heartedness and sym
faLthY and help and highest style of
t Christian geutleman.
t In an era which had in the chairs of
r its journalism a Iorace Greeley, and a
t 11enry J. Raymond, and a James Gor
o dor Bennett, and an Erastus Brooks,
o and a George \Villiam Curtis, and an
s Irenaeuis irime, none of them will be
d longer remembered than George W.
11 Uhilds. Staying away from tie unveil
ing of the monument he had rearedl at
large expense inl our Greenwood in
memory of 1'rafessor Proctor, the as
tronomer, lest I should say som'ething
In praise of the man who had paid for
d tile monumienit. By all acknowledged
a a representative ol the 10,iest Ameri
-t ca journialim.
D if you would calculate his influence
ti for good, you must count how many
i- sheets of his newspapers have been pub
e hshed in tile last quarter ofi a century,
e and ho w many peo ple h ave road them,
I aud the effect not ont- upon those
o readers, but upon all whom they shall
'i. inliIence for all time. while you add to
H all that the work of the churches lie
lielp build, and of the institutions of
mercy he help foun:. Better giv'e uip
beforo you start the imeasiring of the
itl phosphorescence in the wake of that
is s1111 of the Celcstial line. Who can
a tell the post mortem inilluence of a
i) Savonarola, a Wi niereid, a Gutenberg,
)d a Marlborough, a Decatur, a Toussaiht,
3. a Bolivar, a Clarkson, a Robert Raikes,
et a Harlan Piage, who lad 125 Sabbath
rk scholars, 81 of whom became Chris'ians
and six of them ministers of the gospel,
SWith gratitude and penitence and
' worship .1 mention the grandest lie
m that waa ever lived. 'Thiat, ship of light
l was laiunche'd form the heavens nearly
IL L000o years ago, angelic hosts chanting,
8 anid from the celest ial whiarves the
v ship sprang into the roughest sea that
-ever tossedl. Its blilows were imadie upl
d of the wrath of meni and dlevils, Ihero
I dlie andl sanihedrimic pers~ cuitionrs stir
i ring the deeip with rett wramh, and all
Ste hutrricaneLs of wvoe smote It until
on tile r.>cks of Golgotha that life
struck with a resounid of agony that
ap~palled the earth and the heavens.
'But in the wake of that life what a
ii phosphoirescence of smiles on tile cheek
I of souls pardoned, and lives reformed,
s anld nlations redleemed. TIhe milieu
e nium itself is only one roli of that
i rradiated wave of gladness and beine
, diction. In the sublimest of all senses
S it miay be said of him, "lIe maketh a
pathl to shine after him."
But I cannot look upon01 that umi
nosity that follow s shilps without real
e izing how fond, tihe L~ord is of life
Thlat lire of the deep is life, myriads of
r creatures all a-swim and ai-play alnd
a-romp in parkM of- marine becauity laid
out and~ parterred and roscated and
blessomed by omnipotence. W~hat is
the use of those creatures called by the
~. naturalists " crustaceans " and " cope
't pods, " not more than' one- out of hun -
ii d reds or billions of which are ever seen
it by human ey e ? God cnratqd thorn for
the same reason that lhe creates Ilowers
it in places where no human foot ever
nI makes them tremble, and no human
e nostril ever inhales their redlolence, and
d no humni eye ever sees their charm.
SInl tnle botanical world they prove that
Ga (d loves lowers, as inl the marine
h world tihe phiosphlori prove thlat ho loves
~life, and he loves life in play, life in
SbrillIancy of gladnesi, life in exuber
And so I am led to helli-ve .that het
)loves our life if we fuilill our milssioni
,as fully as the phosphori fulfill theirs.
t- Tile Soin of God came " that we mlight
18 have life, and have it more abundant
hy." But I amn glad to tell you that cull
mn God is not the God sometimes do
s- scribed as a harsh critic at the head of
to tihe uiniverse, or an infinite scold, or a
-y Godl thlat loves funerals better than
y, weddings, or a God that prefers tears
to laughter, an omnipotent.- Nero,n
f'erociouls Nain i Sahib, but the loveliest
Beinlg in tile universe, loving ilowers
Sand life and play, whether of phosphori
to in tile wake of tile Majestic or of t he
human race keeping a holic ay.
Y Butt i~ ark you that the phosphores
fe conce h< s ai glow that thenight monop
. oliz'es, and .L risk you not only whlat
-- kind of intluence youl are going to leave
n in thle wvorld as you pass through it,
y[ but what light are you going to throw
across tile world's night of sin and sor
arow ? People who are saIling onl
y smooth sea aind at inoon do not needl
much sympathy, hbut wvhat are you go
Sing to (10 for people inl tihe night of mis
fortuine ? Will you drop oni themil
shladow, or willl you kindle for them
' phosphorescence ?
u At this momept there are more peo
pie crying thlan laughing ; more people
.on the round world this moment
a hungry than well fed ;.miore hlouiseholds5
d bereft than homes unbroken. What
d are you going to do about it ? " Well,"
t says yonder soul, " I would like to (10
e something toward illuimining the great
ocean of human wvretchedness, but I
cannot do mulch."
Can you do as much as one of the
phosphori in the middle of the Atlantic
ocean, creatures smaller than the point
of ai shlarp pin '? " Oh, yes, " you say'.
'Then do that. Shine I Standi before
a the looking glass and experiment to
11 see if you cannot get that scowl off
>r your forehead; that peevish look out of
youtr lips. Have at least one bright
to ribboii fni your bonnet. Embroider at
it ine- waann somewhere in the
midnight of your apparel. Do not
any longer impersonate a funeral.
Shine l Do say something cheerful
about society and the world. Put a few
drops of heaven into your disposition.
Once' in awhile substitute a sweet
orange for a sour lemon.
Remember that pessimism- is
blasphemy, and optimism is Christiani
ty. Throw some light on the night
ocean. If you cannot be a lantern
swinging in the rigging, be one of the
tiny phosphori back of the keel. Shine!
"Lot your light so shine before men
that others. seeing your good works,
may glorify your Father which is in
heaven."
Make one person happy every day
and do that for 20 years, and you will
have made 7,300 happy. You know a
man who has lost all his property by
an unfortunate investment, or by put
ting his name on the back of a friend's
note ? After you have taken a brief
nap, which every man and woman is
entitled to on a Sunday afternoon, go
and cheer up that man. You can, if
God helps you, say something that will
do him good after both of you have
been dead a thousand years.
Shine ! You know of a family with
a bad boy who has run away from
home. Go before night and tell that
father and mothor the parable of the
prodigal son, and that some of the
illustrious and useful men now in
churcb and state had a silly paessge in
their lives and ran away from home.
Shine ! You know of a family that
has lost a child, and the silnce of the
nursery glooms the whole house from
cellar to garret. Go before night and
tell them how much that child has hap
pily escapei Isince the most prosperous
life on earth is a struggle. Shine !
You know of some invalid who is dy
ing for lack of an appetite. She can
not get well because she cannot eat.
Broil a chicken and take it to her be
fore night, and cheat her poor appetite
into a keen relish. Shine I You know
of some one who likes you, and you
like him, and he ought to be a Chris.
tian. Go tell him what religion has
done for you, and ask him if you can
pray for him. Shine! Oh, for a dis
position so charged with sweetness
and light that we cannot help but
shine I
Remember if you cannot be a levia
than lashing the ocean into fury you
can be one of the phosphori, doing
your part toward making a path of
phosphorescence. Then I will tell you
what impression you will leave as you
pass through this life and after you are
gone. I will tell you to your face and
not leave it for the minister who oill
ciates at your obsequies.
The failure in all eulogium of the de
parted is that they cannot hear it. All
hear it except the one most interested,
This, in substance, is what I or some
one else will say of you on such an oc.
casion : " We gather for offices of re
spect to this departed one. It is im
possible to tell how many tears lie
wiped away, how many burdens he
lifted, or how many souls he was, un
der God, instrumental in saving. His
influence will never cease. We are all
better for having known him.
"That pillow of flowers on the cas
ket was presented by his Sabbath
school class, all of whim lie brought
to Christ. That cross of flowers at the
head was presented by the orphan asy
him which lie befriended. Those three
single flowers-one was sent by a poor
woman for whom he bought a ton of
coal. and one was by a waif of the
street whom he rescued through the
midnight mission, and the other was
from a prison cell which lie had often
visited to encourage repentance in a
young man who hadi done wrong.
" Those three loose flowers nean
quite as much as the costly garlands
now breathing their aroma through
the saddened home crowded with sym
pat hizere. 'IBlesised are the dead wvho
die in the Lord. Trhey rest from their
labors, ,mnd their wvorks do follow
them.'
Or if it should be the more solemn
burial at sea let it be after the sun has
gone down, and the captain has read
the approprIate liturgy, and the ship's
bell has tolled, and you are, let down
from the stern of the vessel into the
resplendent phosphorescence at the
wake of the shou. Then let some one
say in the words of my text, "IHe
makethi a path to shine after him."
Ditched by Fiends.
Los ANUELEs, Cal., Feb. 16.-A
special from Maijave says: The South
ern Paciic ovetland train No. 20 was
held up and wrecked at Roscoe, about
twelve miles west of Los Angeles,
about 11:30 last night. The switch was
thrown anid the train run on a short
spur, throwing the engine and two
cars off the track, Engineer Dave
Thomas is badly injured and Fireman
Arthur Masters and an unknown tramp
was shiot and killed. 'he robbers blew
the express car opera with bombs and
robbied it. The amount taken is not
kno wn . There were three men in the
gang and they started north on horse
back after the robbery.
Another special from Sari Fernando
says :Several men boargded the train
at Burbank and at Roscoe their accom
p laces ditched it and commenced shoot
ing. The Wells Fargo express car was
blown open with dyniamite and the
money taken. The tireman was caught
undler his engine and uuly lived about
one hour. Engineer Thomas jumpedl
and took to the brush, though it is re
ported he was injured; and an uin
known tramp, who was stealing a ride
on the pilot was killed, It -is reported
that the robbers escaped with several
sacks of gold. The tramp who was
killed was a youth named Granger. ils
body iand that of Fireman Masters
were brought here several hours after
the robbery.
Got the 0 overnor's fliitters,
COLUMnrA, S. C., Feb. 20.-Constable
Chiappelle saw a suspicious looking box
at the Union dlepot yesterday. It was
markced "bitters." The constable was
certain that the box contained some
thing more than peanuts or photograps
andi ordered it conllscated and sent to
the State Dispensary. When it ar
rived there it was found that the box
was .directed to Governor Trillman.
Then it was karned that a New Or
leans concern which wants to sell bit
ters in this State had written to the
Governor requesting to be allowed to
send a box of the bitters to be analyzed.
They were told to send the bitters, and
Secretary Tompkins seat the firm a cer
tificate from the Dispensary admitting
the box to the State. The firm did not
got the certificate, but concluded to
send the box anyhow. They stated in
a letter that they did not get the cer
tificate. The laugh was on the consta
blo when it was discovered what he had
done, but lhe is satisfied as he knows he
was doing his duty.-Rtegister.
IC iii Jrnlgo Whiite.
WVAsHNoTrON, Feb. 19.-LPresident
Cleveiand today nominated Senator
White, of Louisiana, to the vacant
seat on the Supreme Bench of the Uni
ted States, and the Senate promptly
confir med the nomination, which came
in the nature of a surprise to the Sen
ate. All sorts of rumors were afloat
during the morning relative to this ap
pointment, in which the names of Sen
ators G*ray and Faulkner were men
tioned but not that of the Louisiana
DEMOCRATS IN CAUCUS,
NEW YORK'S TRAITOROUS MEMBERS
BENOUNCED.
ItRsolutloOs Adopted Callg on Demo
creta to Vote for or Against I he Sewunfor.
ago 1olonmg 11111 and Foritt i Q uoritin.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.-The Dem
ocratic caucus this afternoon, which
was held immediately after the adjour.
ment of the House at 4 o'clock, was
noticeable for two reasons. In the Ilrat
place, the utmost harmony existed
among the one hundred anti thirty gen
tlenen present oa a very material pro.
position having reference -to the Bland
wsigniorage bill; and secoidly, for. the
severe criticism indulged in by the
members up~n the action of the
New York Dainocrats far the
past week and who were absent this a'
eruoon.
When the caucus met, Mr. iolman
read the call, which ishowed that nine
Ly members had allixed their signatures
to that document. The roll was then
called and disclosed the presence of one
hundred and thirty memoers. When
the clerk had (inished, it was obvious
that none of the Democratic members
f the New York delegation were pres- -
Sit, although a number had been in at- I
tendarice at Ithe session of the House i
this af ternoon and hoard the call read.
The first speaker was Biand, th author I
of the pending bill. Bland offered the
lowing preamble and resolutions: 1
Whereas, Thirty-two Democratic
members of the House are now absent
from the city, and whereas, twenty
eight Democartic members of the
House are present and intentionally
fail to vote on the pending silver bill,
thus breaking a quorum.
Rlesolved, filrst, That it is the duty of
every true Democratic member of this
House, now absent, unless on account
of sickness of himself or family,to im
mediately return and discharge the du
ties or his office.
Resolved, second, That it is the duty
of every Democratic member of this
House to attend the daily sessions
thereof.
Resolved, third, That it is the duty of
every Democratic member to record
his vote for or against the pending sil
ver bill to the end that a quorum be
obtained, and said bill speedily dis.
posed of, and the Iouse proceed to
other pressing business.
Bland then made an earnest speech
In support of his resolution and strong
ly censured the opponents of the bill
for obstructing legislation. Ile especi
ally animadverted upon those Demo
crats who have co-operated with Ro
publicans in not voting and in pursu
ing other questionable legislative meth
ods. Blana was followed' by Springer,
who also favored the resolution and
appealed to absent members to appear
and vote at the sessions tof the House
Ile pointed to the fact that during the
contest for the repeal'of the silver pur
chasing clause of the Sherman act, all
Democrats opposed to that measure had
promptly responded on every roll call;
had furnished the necessary quorum,
and had contented themselves with
speaking and recorded their votes.
Springer appealed to the constituents
of absent members to urge their mem
bers by telegraph and letters to appear
in the House and vote on all questions.
Hie had never kno wn an occasion before
when any number of Democrats re
fused to come to a Democratic caucus
and to take counsel with their D~emo-'
eratic brorhers. He regretted this not.
only on account of the pending legisla
tioni, but on account of divisions and
dissentions which wouid be engenered
in every congressional dlistrict in the
land and make future success impossi
ble. The breaking of a quorum by
members ef a majority ought not to
be resorted to. It was a parliamentary
revolution, and would destroy the pow- I
or of the party in the majority to legis
late.
When dpringer had concluded, Byv
num of Indiana, In a brief speech, of
fered a resolution fixing the failure to -
make a quorum on the Republicans.
H~e offere this resolution as an amen
ment to the Bland resolution, which
was still before the caucus. Instantly
the hall was illied with murmurs of1
dissent, and the Bynumi amendment
was atorAce voted down by a large m-a
jority, the explanation being that the
D~emocrats were responsible for the
breaking of the quorum, as they wer e
the party in power, and it was their 1
business to see that a quorum was pres
ent
After Williams of Mississippi had
spoken briefly in favor of the Bland
resolution, a vote was t aken and it was
adopted unanimously. Thiereuwon
B land offered anoth er resolution. whiich
was as follows :
"Resolved, That it is the senso of
this'caucus that the pending bill shall
be the special order of business of the
House to the exclusion of all other bus
iness until finally disposed of ."
There was no objection, and the reso
lution was adopted.
Boatner of Louisiana then took the
floor with a resolution wvhich was so
radical that it was at once voted down,
and furnished an excuse for a motion
to adjourn that was immediately car
ried. Boatner's resolution i nstructed
the committee on rules to bring in an
order imposing special penalties for
failure to vote and make a quorum
and for absenteeism. It was quickly.
disposed of by a vote of 61 to 42l,after
which, upon motion of Richardson, of
Tennessee, the caucus adjourned.
Tnmc President has appointed a South
ern man -to the Supreme Bench in place
of Judge Blatchford, who died some
time ago. This is well. We need some
good States Rtights Democrats on the
Supreme Court Bench.
DE3NST
"THE WORLD'S GREAT
THE MACHINE
The Oni:
FOR TYPEWRIT'ERLS A.T TilE STs
"NO MACHLINE COULD:
BE ANIY BIETTER. iT lti
PERFECT."
privave statement of one
of the Judges.
Responsible Oounty
J. WV. Gi-ib
G*ENERA~L AGECNTa8
LIFE AT CLEMSON COLLEGE.
Nearly 500 Studente in the areas school.
Prparallo, for Work.
0I4EMgON COLLEGE, Feb. 22.-Four
hundred and eighty-three cadets have
Leorted for duty, and of this number
195 are new. The recruits are all in
:ne large company, in charge of Capt.
It. E. Lee, but as soon its they have
been drilled sufficiently well, eight com
panies will be formed. E ich company
is to bave about cqual numbers of old
tnd new -cadets. There will be two
battalions, each composed of ' four
2ompanies, and on Saturday afternoons
there will be regimental parades, with
Mr. Shanklin, tutor in mathematics.
and Mr. Bly the, tutor in English, as
majors, and Lieutenant Donaldson as
oolonel of the regiment. There is
some talk of organizin brass baid
mmong the cadets, and 0inis be done
the regiment, with the flag which Lieu
'enant, Donaldson presented to Canipa
ay C. for being the best drilled com
pany at :Ulemson, and the field music,
will present a very fine appearance.
President Craighead yesterday morn
ug divided the cadets of the college
flasses into agricultural and mechani.
%al students, and it was seen that there
Was about an equal number in both
lepartments, and not as some had pre
licted, a big majority in favor of agri
,ultural students are being given work
)u the farm, garden and at the bara.
l'he mechanical students as yet have
lone but little work, but will coin
nonce in a few days, as supplies of
utmber, etc., are being put in at the
ihops for their use.
The professors are busy now exam
ning and classifying the new cadets,
which will soon be* completed, and the
ecitation will begin. Physical exam
nations are being hold daily by Dr.
Redfern, but as yet no one has been re
Cused admittance into the college on
tccount of failure to pass the examina
Aon.
A good many old cadets, and some
lew ones, who received appointments
)y the examination held In January,
lave failed to put in their appearance,
md preparation is now being made to
Ill their places from those who have
;he highest grades but failed to win
,he appointments. Several have al
eady been admitted who came on at
,he opening and remained, watchtng
ror a chance to enter. It is safe to say
that in a short' while the barracks will
be filled with 600 cadets. Measure
ruents are being taken for the uniforms,
md in about six weeks all will be in
jeans. The laundry is doing very nice
work indeed, as good as any to the
State and the board is decidedly better
than it was last year, in fact. There is
perfect harmony among the cadets.
rhey have organized an athletic asso
3iation, with Mr. 11. G. Cliff as piesi
lent, and several baseball nines have
been formed, and during the coining
season Clemson is going to have some
very line games, not only among the
[o1me teams, but with Furman Uni
versity, Wofford College and others.
A few nights ago one of the new ca
lets was passing the post of a sentinel.
lie had on a very large, showy badge,
which seemed to be the pride of his
whole being. Having failed to give
the countersign as he passed; the senti
nel said, with a very stern look upon
tis face, "Give me the countersign."
"Oh, friend, I can't part with this,"
r.utting his hand over his badge, " my
mother gave it to me. "-State.
Stock Burned.
ANDEnISON, S. C., Feb. 17.-Col. B. F.
Drayton's barn on his borne place two
rniles west of here was destroyed by
Ire last night. On the first floor of the
arn his herd of Jerseys, several tine
rood mares and other stock wvere
itabied and wvere all burred, the num
>er being of pottle between forty and
Ifty, of horses and mules eight or ten.
i. large quantity of corn andi hay aud
>ther forage was also destroyed. In
urance only $500. Loss between
35,000 and $6,G00. The origin of the
ire is unknown. WVhen discovered at,
a. m. the entire building was in
lames.
Wvreckn an ea
CH[ARLmsTON, S. C., Feb, 19.--Capt.
r. M. P~eck with of the shooner A. HL.
lowe, arrived from New York Wednes
lay reports a very eventful voyage.
)apt. Peckvwith says: "On Sunday,
?eb. 11, off Hatteras, heading south
vest cne-half west, eight miles distance
>assed a sun ken three-masted schooner
>f about 500 tons in 12 fathoms~of wa
er, mast heads on top water. The
nast heads were bright, topmast heads
>ainlted white, blue flag at mizzen to
sail uone, main topsail hanging- over
he spring stay, peak halyard blocks
rone from mast heads, topmast rigging
spring stays wire. Going around liat
eras we saw a sunen steamer. The
nast was half out of water.
A Ihorrible Murder.
S1.LrMA, Ala, Feb. 17.-The little vii
age of Stanton, Cinelton county, is ini a
itate of great excitement over the m ur
lering of Miss 'Jessp Rucker, Thursday
night. It was avanged yesterday morn
Lng when the dead body of a ne~ro was
Lound riddled with bullets lying near
the scene of the dastardly crime, anc
mother negro suspected is missing
I'he place whore Miss Rucker was as
aulted and murdered is a lonely place
and as this unfortunat woman is dead
there is no way of getting at the detail.
sf the terrible crime..
PEanors arid Organs.
No w Is the time to buy summer plan
$25 cash balance November 15th 1893.
Will buy a Piano at spot cash 4riee $10
eash, balance November 15tn 1898
Will buy a organ at spot cash price.
See the list to choose from, Steinway,
Mason & Hlamlin, Mathushek and Stir
ling Pianos, Mason & Liamlin and
Stirling Organs. Fifteen days test
trial and freight both ways if nost eatis
factory. A large.lot of nearly new and
second hand PIanos and Organ. at bar
gains. Good as new. Write for prices
W.N.Trump, Columbia, S. C. .
VIzORE.
EST TYPEWRITER."
TfHAT TOOK
r A w a r d
LTE~ FAIR, NOVF EIMKls, 1893.
T ONLY AWARD
WAS
:IO MADEC TO US
FORl TYP1BWRITER'S
BUPPILE.
Agente Wanted.
bes & (Jo.,
OLUMBIA C. 8a
I New York.
NEW YOIx, Feb. 21.--Carl J. Jattle
a. gwa 08Otal clerk, 85 years of age,
liig nCarleqto 8..., and running
between Charlesto ' and uing
-~ ~ -asa a nd Washington,
D. 0., was arrested In this city today on
i telegra from Chief or Police Moore,
Of WVathin~tO". charged with "41acmt
Iog Maud Gilbert, it girl or 15, living In
Washington. Jttle Is alleged to have
taken the girl away froni the latter city
ou Monday, ?ebruasy 12, and brought
her to this city where the couple put up
at the Coleman House for a few days,
later going to i furni.ahed room at 146
West 15th street, where they were When
arrested. They passed under the name
of C. II. Ford and wife. Jattle was held
in 83,000 ball for examination on Fri
day, and the girl was turned over tQ
the Gerry Society.
RW?? HP*~:
S "W MjIL
Aice Plauters and Rice Millers can
buy a single mchine that will oleaft,
hull and polish rice ready for market
for $350.00.
Corn Killers can buy the best Frenohb
burr mill, in iron frame, fully guaran
4eed, capacity tone bushels meal per
thour, for $115.00.
Saw Millers can buy tho variable
fi lotion feed DeLoach Mill from
$190.00 up to the largest sizs.
Also Gang Rlip 8aws, Edgers, Swiig
Saws, Planing Machtnes, and all kinds
of wood working machinery.
"Talbott" Engines and Bollers.
8pciail discounts mudo for cash.
*eV. C. B&DfAi,
COLUMIA. S. C.
Machinery
Commission
- Agents,
-0
With a view to mutual advantagel we
uvite all partles who intend buying ia
hinery to correspond with us before plac
ng their orders. We are confident or our
kbility to save money to our customers, and
mly ask the opportunity of proving the
act.
Besides machinery of al1 kinds, we~
teat largely in iiuggios, Wagons, anct othaer
renlos. Writo to us.
W. H, Gibbes Jr., & CO,
COLUMBIA, 8' C.
--THE
F~R aor A riul
tul u in.
~eral Plantation
Uao, have earn
tlon as the best
on tne market.
For Simpililty,
.Durability and
Esonomy in
fuel and water
THE TOZER
Has no Equal.
T~5 PAYS THE FREIGfl
t;s kUiome Prices for Goods I
- - I-~1tlous and See What You Cu paIs
~.$69 oq-"s37.
* No freight paid on, Lti Or
- -~ ganb. U1nra t~eed to be a
i on organ or money re.
n~f, .\ rn ( hai, Roecing Chair, Diva:N
I Ip~j~-~tnI- > -wo i$45. Will dellves
p.- h2
A. A 1W f DEWINTG MACINW
wit i all idattnenta, for
--O Ni Y $18.0
deolivoredr to yotur depot. -4
l'heo 1mnufnetit~ttirer pays all
,he e'x pani 1 anitd I Rill ithem n
Lo you for A4,45.'/8
an guanrantfee every 0one a
s.rgain. No freight paid
A.*owfO PIAN4
Ea iid tr r.ai)~~si or iuoniture, Cooking
r-- iidi-y Cama, Bicycles, Organs, Pt-.
Lr(n. ToHte. ).innewr Bet-a, Lamps, &c., and4
JAVE MONNY. Addrean
[A. F.PADGETT "hCLA

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