Blow your bubbles, little man,
Just as big ones as you canI
They are pretty things to see
As they float off gracefully
Friom your uarted finger -tips.
And your eamnost. pulsed-up lips.
They are rainbow-tinted, fair,
As they ride the golden air.
And their freight is all 3 our joy,
Blow your bubbles, little boy.
I have blown my bubble, too,
Just as wantonly at you,
And as now it floats away
On the winds of yestei day.
I can see it was a toy
Quite as vain a' yours, my boy.
It waq rainbow tinted, too,
This great bubble that I blow.
And its freight-ah. well-a-dayf
It Is blown-and blown away.
REV. DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON.
He Preaceus Vith Great Pawer on
LITrLE ROCK, May 20,-Ov. his way
to California, whence he will start on
May 31 on his round the world j )urncy,
Rev. Dr. Talmage, having halted here,
preached today to a large audience on the
subject of "Recovered Families." The
text chosen was Samuel xxx, 4 19:
"Then David and the people that were
with him lifted up their voice and wept
until they had no more power to wcep.
* * * David recovered all."
There is intense excitement in the vil.
lage of Z'klig. David and his men are
bidding goodby to their families and are
off for the wars. In that little yillage oi
Ziklag the defenseless ones will be smfe
until the warriors, flushed with vctory,
come home. But will the defenselss cue
be safe? The soft arms of children are
around the neeks of the bor z3d warriore
until they shake themselves free nd
start, and bandkerchieis and fligs ate
waved and kisses thrwu until the armed
inen vanish beyond the hills. David aw4
his men soon get through witt theli
night on their way homeward. Every
night on their way home no sooner doef
the soldier put his head on the knapsacli
than in his dream he hears tue vclecom
of the wile and the shout of the child,
Oh, what long stories they will have to
tell their families of how they dodaed thc
battleox. and then will roll up their
sleeve und show the half holed w, im I
With glad, quick step, they march ou,
David and his men, for they are mtu ch
A MARCH AND A VICTORY
Now tie conol up to the just hill
which overlook % kZ ie, anda t hey t x
pect !n a momeni to sce the dwellig
places ol their 'oed ones. Tioy liook.
and as 1hey look their cheek turna, pta,
and their hip quivers, and their land im
voluntarih couc. down on 'he hilt, of tie
sword. "Wbere is Z King? Where arte
our homee?'' they ci y Ala, the cuil
ine smoke above the iuin . elia he tra
The Amvialekilew have come down mid
coneuw d the village and varrti d t he
mothers, and the wives. and the -hildr(-in
of David and his mien into cpulivity
Tue swarthy warriors stand lor at w.
moments tratnafiXed with horror. Thehi
their eyes ginucte 1.0 each other; and the
burst into untcontrollable wet ptio, to
when a stroi.g warrior wt eps t e griet iA
appalling. Itseemni, as it the emotion
might tear him to pieces. Ttey "wepi.
until they had nto more p >wer to weep '
But soon their sorrow turns into rage auc
David, swingimg lisa sword high in the
air, cries, "Piarsue, for thiout shalt ovei -
take them and wiout, fall recover all.'1
Now the umarch becomes a "double
quiick."' Two hunitdred oi Davioi's men
stop by tne brook Bestor, lainit with fti
gue and grief. Tney cannot, go ia sten
farther. They are leltt there. Bt. the
other 400 men und~er D~avid, with a sort
of panther step, march on in sorrow andt
in rage. They find by the side of the
road a half' dead 3gyptian, and they re
suscitate him and compel him to tell the
whole istory. He sas, "Yonder they
went, the captors and3( the captives,''
pointing in the direction. Forward, ye
400 brave men of firel
Very soon David and hi8 enraged
comn pan come upon the Amalekitish host
Yonder they see their own wives and
children amt mothers and under Amale
kitish guard. Here are the ofilcers of
the Amalguard. Ihere are the etlicers
of the Amalekitish army holding a ban
quet. The cups are full; the music is
is roused; the (lance begins. The Amal
ekitish host cheer and cheer and cheer
over their victory. But without note of'
bugle or warming of trumpet David and
his 400 men burst upon the scene.
David and his men look up, and one
glance at their loved ones mi captivity
and under Amalekitish g.uard throws
them into a very fury of-determination,
for you know how men will fight when
they fight for their wives and children.
Ah, there are lightnings in their ej e, and
every finger is a spear, and their voice
Is like the shout of the whirlwind! Amid
the upset tankardls and the costly viands
crushed underfoot, the wounded Amal -
ekites lie-their blood minirling with
their wine-shrieking for mercy. No
sooner do David and his men win the
victory than they throw their swords
down into the dust-whiat do they want
with swords now?-and the broken tami
lies come together amid a great shout of
joy that makes the parting scene in Zik
lag seem very insipid in the comparison.
The rouah old warrior has to use some
persuasion before lie can get his child to
come to him now after so long an ab
sence, but soon the little finger traces
the familiar wrinkle across the scarred
face. And then the empty tankards
are set up, and they are filled with the
beat wine from the hills, and David and
his men, the husbands, the wives, the
brothers, the sisters, drink to the over
throw of the Amaiekitiles and to the re
building oi Z kiag. S3, O) Lordl. let thmne
Now they are cowing home, David
and his men and their inmilies-ia long
proceson. Meni, women and childi en,
loaded with jewels and robes and with
all kinds of trophies that the Amalekites
had aathered up In years of cot quest.
everything new in the hands of Davidl
and bis men. When thbey come by theI
brook Besor, the place where staid the
men sick and incompetent to travel, the
jewels and the robes and all kinds of
treasures are divided among the sick as
well as among the well. Surely the
li'me and exhausted ought to have sorme
of the treasures. Here is a lobe for a
pale faced warrior. Here is a pillow for'
this dyimg man. Heie is a handful of
gold for the wasted trumpeter. I really
tbink that these men who tamnted by the
brook Besor may have endured as much
as those men who went Inte the battle.
Somne mean fellows objected to the sick
ones having any of the spoils. The ob
jectors said. "These men did not fight."
David, with a magnanimous heart, re
plies "As his part is that yoeth down
to the battle, so shall his part be that
tarrieth by the stufi."
This subject Is practically suggestIve
to me. Thank Goed, in these times a
man can go ofi on ajourney and be gone
Weeks aunc months and come back and b
see his house untouched of Jncendiary m
and have his famliv on the step to greet b
him if by telegram be has foretold the u
moment e I bis coming. Bul there are ti
Anmalekilis itisastrr, tiere are Amal- ti
ekitish diseaseoai that, sometimes come I
d wn uprn ono's home, makinur no de- fi
vastating work as the day when ZIklag u
took fire. There are families you repro. uI
sen, brLke ip. No battering rain smote f<
in the door, no iconcelast crumbled the n
statues, no Ihme leaped amid the cur- o
tains, but so tar as all the joy and merri- %
ment that one belonaed to that house h
are concerned the home has departed. s
Armed diseases cane down upon the v
quie'ness of the sceue--carlet tovers or 1I
pleurlies or corrsumptions or undeflned ib
disorders came and sewzd upou some a
members of that family and carried them
away. Z-klag in asheet And you go
about, eometimes weeping and some
times enraged, waning to get back your
loved ones as much as David and his
men wonted to reconstruct their do.
spoiled householde. Z-kla in asheeiI
S>mo of you went cfl From home. You
counted the days of your absence. Ev
ery day eemed af iong as a week '.1h
bow glad you were when the tiime caine
for you to go aboard the steamboat or c
rail car and start for lome? You ar- c
rived. You went uu the aireet where t
your dwelling was, and in the naht put t
your hand on the doorbell, and, behold!
it was wrapped with the signal heicave- I
'lent, and you fuund that Amalekitish
death, which has devaktated i thousand
other houecholds, had blasted yours.
You ao abou.t weeping umid the desoli.
tion of your oes happy home, thinkinut
of the bright eyes closed, and the noble
hearts stol)ped, and the gentle hands
folded, and you weep until you have no I
) vre rower 1 wcep. Z-klag in ashes. I
A gente man went I 10 a friend of mine t
in tie city of Washinuton ond asked t
that throulh him he might, get a consul. I
s'itp to sone toreigit port, M y' friend I
said to him, "What (it you want -)to go
away from yonr benutiful liomic fr iuto
a foreirn port?" "0 ht" he replied.
*"my home is gon( I My iix children are
dead. I must cot away, sir. CW0II
Stand in this country iiv lonieor."
ASIES 01-' LIF.
WhVy thCse lo1.u shadow1is W. ' heVoreave
ment ecross this audience? Why is ii
that in amIMosl. ev' rv assom slavo hick
is the ireominatiil color I' the anmparlr?
Is it, becausti y'u d' not like i-*Iton m
brown or vide ? 0't. t) I 1y '1 sit,.
"The world is i1o' 8. britc <o u i- a
o-Cce it W1a," anfd there is a stol of' S A
Ittt vIiceS Pnd < 1'411l1 teei 11nd 0of loved 0
o41 Lnteo and wheu i.u Ilt k .v, r ihei
b'lil' expec-411 oc1 h beaua* aItd lovell
it# '-S. 3 11 find '-liist devit"at, ou and voe.
Z kh,c in ast ! 1
On-~dav mn Ulster county. N, Y i
' lv i lage Ourcor was dI.lcolae i u a 11tl 1
tha trg ance ot the ti IweIs was aiinlio ti
h-( wildeuturu Thel ma.1ideaut ot I he VI! a
lov-e hiad I-mpth0-d the- phlice < i fl-wer- 11
tipot otitn marritage it ar. O. of 't h i, i
*n -l nuMbe-r was (Il -jct-I tU, a miluis- r b
of Chi-t. who I'l co41me to t ake h er t..,
h'a OWn h(ome. Witl h ti(ij tiled, 1In)id C
A Corl1ayitul Ut~otry aUidiOnCe, 1th Vows
wvt-r iaken. i. t'reo daatrs romt hit
tnli on1e of those who stoodi at I ho altlr
ehnedearth f.,r eenvu. The wedf
ding matich broke down into tho tuieral t
diraji Ther were not, enoIuL'! 11 'wCn r
Ior the c,-lIla lid, b.-cause the~y hi::d (1ll '
heeni taken for tihe bridal hour11. The -
(dead mlnmster of Christ is bou11 h t to an.i
o'ter vutlace. I
lHe had1( unne11 olt from) them(1 esa 1han' I
a w eek he lore in hiis s-trengthi; n1Io he
comles home lIfeless. 1'Te wvhole chu c1h jE
moved ar' unde to Io'.k 11pm~ thietm bice -Y
that once had beamed t,( le messege of h
sllvationi. Little children wcre ifleI up
to loo1k at him.)1 And some oft thlose C
wvhom ho had1( comlforted in days~ of sor
row, wheni 1,hey passed0( that silent form. m
madl~e the1110 placdeaidfuli with their wi' ep- r)
img. Another viillage emptied of its ilo
flowers-some of them ipuit in the shape Li
of' a cross to) symbliOliZe his hope, others wV
putt in tihe sha111 of a crown to symbol, li
120 h1i8 trinulnp. A hunored lights lown bl
out in 0one strong gust from tile open at
door 0f a epuleher. Ziklag in ashet!
A RALLY ORlY. 0
I preach this Bermon) today because I
want to rally you as David rallied his
men, fbr the recovery of' the loved and c
the lost.. 1 want, not only to win heav
en, but 1 want all tis Congregation to f'
no along with me. I teel somiehow I f
have a resplonsibility in your arriving 8i
at that great, city. Do you really want C
to inm the comnpamionship of your loved fl
ones who have gone? Are youi as anx
bons to join thlem ats David andic hia men n
wei e to join tiheir familie? Then I a'nu I
hlere, inI tihe name11 0f Giod, to say that
yeu may and to tell you how.
1 remark, in tihe ~f1rst place, if youi
want to join your lovedl on' im glory,
you must travel the same13 way Ihmey'
went. No sooner hlad the halt deadt
Egyptian heeni resuscitatedl than he0 o
polinted. tihe way tihe captors ando the cap- a
tives had1( goneo, andi Davidl aind his men ai
followedl af ter. So our Christitan friends y
have gone into ainotiher country, and1( if II
ycu want to reachl their compan11tionshipt a
we nmust take the same11 road. Thley re0,
p~ented; we must, repent. They prayed; "
we must pray. They trusted in Chbrist- d
we must truat in Christ. They lhved a
religions hfe; we most 1iv3 a religious t
life. Tney were ini some thlinlgi like Il
ourselves. I know, 11ow that they tare tl
gone, there is a btt airound their namies It
but thley had thieir faults. They 11aid1 w,
and1( did things they ought nlever to havie ti
entid or done. They were sometimes (i
rebellhous, sonmetimles cast down. T1hey it
were far from bemlg peCrtect. S) I slip- II
1)0se thiat when we hatve gone somne ti
things in us that are 41ow only tolerable
may be almost resteledet. IBut a -
they were like us in (delteienciles we
ought to be like them in taking a super i
ail Christ, to make upt for tile dliclita. t
I111d ii 110t beeni fr ,Jet us they woubt 1
have ail perished. but, Chlrist confronted w
them and( said(, "1 amii tile way,'' all. se
they took it.
I havie 1l1.> to stay to y-u I hat, tile lht
patth that thie~e caiptives trod wats a y
troubled path, an d that David and his~ d
men hlad to, ao ever Itihe 8same1 nIlicul, titi
way. Wile these captives were beine e"
taken elf thy said, "'Oi, w~ tare a, CIn
tired; we are so &~cI; wes are so1 hmar y, a 4
Bt the men who bud1( cihargeor 01hemt W
atdd: "Stop this crymvg. Go obl!'' D ivi liv
and lis men also found it a hlard wav.
They hlad to travel it. Our triends have i
gone intA) glory, and it is through much wI
Iribulation that, we are to enter into tile 00
aingdom. Ilow our loved ones used to Ti
have to struggl low their 01-l heats th<
ached! flow sometimes thtey hadl a tus. fit
ale for bread! In our chiludhsod we WOn. be'
dered why there wete so miany wrmnkles int
on their faesa. We did not know that co
Whalt were called "crow's feet'' on their an
faces wore the marks of the bick raven s
of trouble. Did you never hear the old so
people, seated by the evening stand, a
talk over their early trials, tnelr hard, a
ships, the accidents, the tuirals, tihe dis- f~
appoirstments, the empty flonr barrel at
when thero were so many hungr nes 10
tate David and divide among you rome
glorious trophies. Here is a robe, "All
tbings work together for good to those
who love God." Wrap yourself in that
glorious promise. Here is for your
neck a string of pearls, made out of
crystallized tears, "Weeping may en
dure for a night, but joy cometh in the
morning." Here is a coronet, "Be
thou faithful until death, and I will
ive thee a crown of life." Oh, ye
faInting ones by the brook Besor, dip
your blistered feet in the running
stream of God's mercy. Bathe your
brow at the wells of salvation. Soothe
your wounds with the balsam that ex
udes from trees of life. God will not
utterly cast you off, 0 broken hearted
man, 0 broken hearted woman, faint
ing by the brook Besor.
A shepherd finds that his musical
pipe is bruised. I1e says: "I can't get
any more music out of this instrument,
so I will just break it, and I will throw
this reed away Then I will get another
reed, and I will play music on that."
But God says he will not cast you off
because all the music has gone' out- of
your soul. "'he bruised reed he will
not break." As far as I can tell the
diagnosis of your disease, you want
divine nursing, and it is promised you,
"As one whom his mother comforteth
so will I comfort you." God will see
you all the way through, 0 troubled
soul and when you come down to the
Jordan of death you will find it to be
as thin a brook as Besor, for I)r. Rob.
inson says that in April Besor dries up
and there is no brook at all. And in
your last moment you will be as placid
as the Kentucky minister who went up
to God, saying in the dying hour:
"Write to my sister Kate and
tell her not to be wor'ried and
frightened about the story of
the horrors around the deathbed.
Tell her there Is not a word of truth in
it, for I am there now, and Jesus is
with mi, and I find it a very happy
way, not because I am a good man, for
I am not-1 am nothing but a poor,
miserable sinner-but I have an Al
mighty Saviour, and both of his arms
are around me."
May God Almighty, through the
blood of the everlasting convenaut,
bring us into the companionship of
our loved ones who have already onter
ed the heavenily land and itio the pre
sence of I hrist, whom not having keen
we love, and so David shall recover all,
"and as his part is that goeth down to
the battle, so sh-ull his part be tht tar
rieth by the stulf"
AGAINS rT HE ROADS.
The State WIns In tho Tex Peinnity It, b to
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 23.-The State
has won again in the railroad tax
cases. Yesterday Attorney G moteral
Buchanan receivid a copy o' Judge
Si monton's decision in the mat.ter of
the Itichmond and D-inville to have
'he penalties on its back taxes ri-mitt ed.
I'le decision declares that the penalti-s
must be p4id arld thereby gives the
otate about..30,000, which it would not
have otherwise obtained.
The decision reads as follows:
With regard to the penalty this pro
vision is made In the tax acts to secure
promptnes- in the payment of taxes
and as compensation tor de-lay in their
payment. The provision is general ap
plicable to all taxpayers alike; iiid.-ed
operates for the protection of tuxpaye's
who pay Iheir taxes. It is not -ur-a
sonable, and its wisdom cainnot be (118
puited. WVheni a taxpayer thinks him
self aggrieved in the amount of the
tax levied upon his property, among
the considerat ions which must present
themselves to him if ho contemplates
resisting the tax is the risk he rur's ot
the provision for a penalty. And when
le litigates, however good may be his
faith in the litigation, if' he fails he
must accept the consequences of do
teat. The question he makes is very
simple. The tax oflicers make a claim.
lie denies it. The court is appealed to,
ciecides and the consequences follow.
If he loses his case he is in default. So
the law is written.
Now a recgiver occupies in this re
gaard no better position than any other
taxpayer. He is bound to fulfill all the
duties of a property holder, must pay
the lawful taxes levied upon his prop
erty and enjoys the same right every
other ts'xpayer has of disputing the le
gality af the tax ir lhe thinks it illegal,
subject to the same consequences which
befall every other taxpayer if he fails.
Trute, lhe is the hand of the court, and
sets under the instruction and protec
tion of the court. And in these cases,
after application to the court, was au
thorized to make the test. But the
court did not and could not free him
from the necessary result of failtire in
such suit. The laws of South Carolina
are as binding on the court as they are
on any inhabitant of her territory, and
no order of the court could protect the
receiver from incui ring the pen alty itn
posed by these laws.
A fter earefuloconsideration this court
has reached the conclusion that it can
not interfere or prevent the payment
of the penalties attached to so mu ch of
the tax as was delinquent. Of' course
tinder the words of the law such pen
alties attached to so much only of the
tax as was not paid, hut with regardl to
the cost of executions the result is
otherwise. All this property was al
ready under execution and in the hand s
of this court. 'The universal rule is
that property in the hands or control
of a court cannot be reached b~y any
othier process whatever. This ls the
lixed and itivariable rule in this coun
try under our duplex form of govern
mont. This court cannot interfere with
the process of any cf the State courts,
however humble. Nor can the govern
ment of the Unmted States interfere
w ith property seized uinder the revenue
or police powers of the State. When,
therefore, attempt was made to levy onl
this property of the receiver such at
tempt was nugatory and void . No ex
acutiorn could be leviedi on it and no
:!ost s attach.
It is ordleredl that the receivers pay
:he penalty on all balances of taxes uin
paId, and that they do not pay any
soats of levy on any prloperty in their
iands as receivers.
CHARrirs II. SIMONTON,
Circuit, J muige.
-rhe, Wir,, jir'ke.
NAsuIvinn, Tenn., Mmy 23 --while
Ieorue Ch'arist, was at~tempiug to walk I
steel c Il stretched across the publi
quare at Shelbs ville. Tenno., and carIry I
ns wile, Lizz s Chorist, the cable snalp
led and bothi fell to thte 8' Ony macida
nlz"(d greundl, thirty-flve rect beo
Jharjst's hip is brokeni and ho ia terri.
>dv bruised, but will recover. Ilip wilt'
s secriously mnjuredl and will dlie. Ile
rae a professlional wire walker and had
:iven many previous perromances in
'arious paris of the country without, in
nianditi tn Texas,
LONOV IEW, Texas, May 24 -At 8 1'.
d. flye rotetiers entered the First Na-.
lonal Bank of Longvlew. The presi
lent and cashier were ordered to hold I
p i heir hands and the robbers secured
12.500. Several officers and citizens
net tao robbers and a constant firing
ras kept up, during which G~eorge
luckingham and ,J. W. McQqteen were
tillied and Marshal Muckeiroy bedly1
Irounded. One of the robbers was1
feed, the sIckness almost unto death
here the next d )se of morahine decided
tween ghastly bereavement and an
sbroken home circle? 0b. Yes, it was
oublo that whitened their hair? It was
ouble that shook the cup in their hands.
was trouble that washed the luster
om their eyes with the rain of tears
util they needed spectacles. it was
ouble that made the cane a necessity
r their journey. Do you never re.
iember seeing vcur old mother sitting
u some rainy day, looking out of the
'indow, her elbow on the window sill,
or hand to her brow-looking out, not
'eingl the fallimv shower at all-you
'cll knew she was lookiug into the dis.
intV past-until L:o apron came up to
ereyea, because the inemory was too
mich Ir her.
Oft the big, unbidden tear
Stealing down the furrowed cheek,
Told in, l0(uenco sincere
Ta'es of woe they could not speak.
But, this se2ne of weeplug o'er.
Past thissceneof toll and pain,
They shall feel distress no more,
Never, never weep Again.
A CALL TO EFFORT.
"Who are these under the altar ?" the
testion was asked and the response
amne, "These are they which caine out.
f great tribulation and have washed
heir robes and made them white in
he blood of the Lamb." Our friends
vent by a path of tears into glory. Be
ot surprised if we have to travel the
I remark, again, if we want to win
he society of our friends in heaven,we
vill not, only have to travel a path of
aith and a path of tribulation, but we
vill also havo to positively battle for
heir coinpaiiionsiip. David and his
nen never wanted sharp swords and
iivulnerabie Mhields and thick breast
ates so ntich as they wan ed them on
no day whetn they cato down upon
1:e Amiale'kites. If they had lost that
attle-, they never would have got their
inilies back. I sl)pose that ooe
lance at their loved ones in captivity
tirled them) into the battle with ten
[ld courago and energy. They said:
We must win it. Everything depends
pon it. Let each one take a man on
oint of spear or sword. We must win
." And I have to tell you that be.
wren us and coming into the compan
niship of our loved ones who are de
ar.ed there is an Aus'-riitz, there is a
vtysburg, there is a Vaterioo. War
ith thae world, war with the flesh, war
ll the devil. We have either to con.
ier our t roubies, or our troubles will
ji (ier us. David will either slay the
a.i- kiies or the Amualekitbs w ill
N 1) ivid. Arid yet, is not the fort to
4 iaken wori h all the pain, all the
-rlalt Ithe esigement ?
L, ioh I Wto, are t hey on 'he brigh,
ils ofl he tven yonder? There they
v, those who n'. at your own table,
it cotir now vacatt . There they are,
tose whom you rocked in Infancy in
wv cradle or hushetu to sleep in your
is. 'hete they are, those in whose
t, your lito was bound up. There they
re, t.heir irow tioro radiatit than ever
tore you saw it, their lips waiting
ir the kiss of heavenly greeting, their
i0ick roseate with the health of eter
al sutumer, their heads I e-koning you
p to I he stAt ep, the feet boundmng with
w m1irthi ol' heaven. The pallor of
twir last. stekness gone out of their
ICe, evermore to be sick. nevermore
I rough. nevermore to limp, never
iore to be old, nevermore to weep
'hey are watctuing I r'om those heights~
) two It thrnough Christ you can take
int fort antd whether you will rush in
pon them--victors. T1hey know that
put this battle depnends whether you
til ever' join their society. Up! Sinke
trdler! Charge lmore bravely! Re
ember that every fitch you giam put~s
en so iiinuch farther on1 toward that
VICTORY ORl DEATI.
lf this morning while I speak you
iild hear the cannonade of a foreign
wimy which was to despoil your city,
id i ft hey really should succeed in car
ing your families away from you,how
ng would we take before we resolved
go after them? Every weapon,
hether fresh from the armory or old
id rusty in the garret, would be
ought out, and we would urge on,
id coming in front of the foe we
ouldcilook at them and then look at
ir families, and the cry would be,
Victory or death!I" and wvhen the am
unition wa~s gone we would take the
ptors on the point of the bayonet or
nder the breech of the gun.
If you would mai~ke such a struggle
ir the getting back of your earthly
'iends, will you not mak~e as much
ruggle for t he gaining of the eternal
)mpan ionship of ' your heavenly
'eiens? Oh, y es, we must join them I
le must sit in their holy society. We
itist sing with them the song. We
mtat elebrate with them the triumph.
oet, it ntever be told on earthl or in
tuavent that D avid and1( lis mein pushed
ut with oraver hearts for the getting
tick ot their earthly frienids for a few
ears on earth than we to got our do
You say that all this implies that
tin departed Christian friends are
Live. WVhy, have yo1u any idea they
re dead ? 'Thbey have only moved. If
au should go on the 2nid of May to a
ouise where one of your friendslivedl
id tind him gone,you wouild no! think
mat he was dead. You would inquire
ext dooCr wvhero he had mioved to. Our
paflrted Christian frniends have only
Lken another house. The eret is that
e'y are richer now than they once
ore and can aff'ord a better residence,
hey once dirank out of cethenwaire
toy now drink from tihe King's chal
0. "du seph is yet~ alive," and .Jacob
til go up and see himi. Living, are
icy ? Why, if a man can live In this
imp, dark dutngeon of earthly captiv
y, can lie not live where he breathes
e bracing atmosphere of the moun
ins of' heaveni ? Oh, yes, they are
D~o you think that Paaui is so near
adt nowv as he was when he was liv
g in the Itomnan dlienon ? Do von
ink that Frederick litaertson~ of
ightont Is as near dlead now as he
is when, y ear aft er' year, he slept
itied on thle i or, his hiead on the
tem of a chair, because he could
d ease in rio other positt1 n ? Do
it think that lItoneri.11all is as near
td now as when, on his couch, he
bed ini phy sicil torturesa? No. Death
v'e them the few black dirops thai
red them.ii That is alil death (does to
3hristian-cures him. I know that
tat, I have saidI impties that 'they are
lug. There is no que-stion about
it. The only qulestion this morning.
vhether 30ou wil ever joinl them.
hnt. I must not forget these 200 meni
lo taInted by the brook JBesor. They I
id not tako anlothier step farther,
eir feet were sore; their head ached; J
dir entire nature wats exhausted.
sies that, tlhey were broken hearted
eause their homes were gone Ziklag
ashtesi And yet Da~vid, when lie 2
rues tup to them, dlevides the spoilst
tong them, Ie says they shall have<
ue of this jewels, some of the robesi
ne of the treasures. I look over (
is audience this morning, and I find
least 200 who have tainted by the1
0ok Besor--the brook of tears- You ]
el as if you could not take another I
pfateasthough you could never1
ok Un aIat nt I a- going to li..
THE BRIBERY CASE.
Oo Senator Oftred Sventy-1vo Thous
WASH INGTON, May 24 --Tbe special
committee ap olnted to lnvetigate the
charges of bribery O1lieged to have beet)
attempted by Maj. i3uttz, and also the
doings of the sugar trust in connection
with legislation, held two sessions
Monday behind closed doors and with
newspaper men and the public exclud
ed. The first began a few minutes
after 10 o'clock and lasted until 1
o'clock. when a recess for an hour was
During the recess Senator Gray,
speaking for the committee, said that
as soon as this case was concluded the
committee would print the testimony
and lay it before the Senate. ie said
that it would be pretty Much on the
line of that which has heretofore ap
peared in the newspapers, but with
more details. The fact that a. direct
offer of money was made has been
proven by one witness, at least, accord
ing to the statement of the chairman
of the committee.
Senator lunton knew nothing ex
cept upon hearsay evidence, but told
the committeo what he had learned
from his son. Eppa Ilunton, Jr , was
next put on the stand and told the
committee how he had been approach
ed by Maj. Buttz and offered a sum of
money it he would induce his father to
vote against the pending bill.
Senator Kyle was on the stand long
er than any one else, for it was devel
oped that the offer to bribe had been
made to him direct by the man who
stands charged with the conmission of
the offense. At least this was the in
terpretation put upon the testimony
by the committee. Senator Kyle testi
lied that Mr. Buttz had offered hi i
money for his votet, saying that he
cotild have $75,000 and mado an offer
of $14,000 down.
Immediately after the cornmitteo
met, Buttz made a written request of
the chairman of the committee to be
present with his attorney and cross ex
amine witnesses To this rtquest no
atotent ion was given and Butt z subse
quently gave his r quest to Ihe press.
l' committee investigating the
charge of bribery in connection with
the tariff bill made but little progress
owing to i he fat lure of Maj. lut z to
return and conclude his ten-riimony.
The Sergeant.-At.Arms was sent, after
the witness but did not ifnd him. iHe
learned, however, that he had gone to
a suburban Iowa for a man with
whom he bel eved he should have a
confertenee b foro he concihtuled his
testilmmv, qrand t hit he would be before
the ctm mittee the first thing in the
mornring, This inflormation ws also
contveyed to the chairman of the coi
mittee, by Mr. NicGo wn, the at tuiriey
of Mr. Buttz, who cilled on Mr. Gray
to explin the absenco of hIs ceitenit.
I'he committ ee believes it will be able
to conclude this branch of the case to
There are evidences of the fact that
the committee intends to push ahead
with t.he nv.stigation of the charges
that the Strgar L'r ust has been interter
ing with legislation, for the Sergeant
at-Arms was today instructed to Sire
Mr. E J. Ei wards, the author of the
Iholland letter in Philadelphia, Pa.,
wherein the Sugar Trust was arraign.
td, and asked him if lie would1 accept
service arnd appear before the commit
tee Thursday next. TLhis was dannt atnd
Mr. Ed wards repliedl that he would ac.
cept I ho telegram as service ai~d be in
Washiuigton at the time namedl. It is
also unierstoori that a number of well
knowan Washington newspaper men
have been decided upont as8 the
proper persons to summon be
fore the committee to tell what
they know regardin'g certaIn
stories they have been publishing
in connection with the sutgar schedule
aind the means by which that schedule
was adopted. If the committer cannot
dio that it is said that it will at least
show that the newspaper men got their
mnformafton from what they believed
to) be reliable sources (presumably
members of the Senate) and will then
proceed to summon Senators arid run
the rumors to their foundation. The
committee expects to cormplete the in
vestigation of this ph,.ae of the case
within t wo weeks.
Homicide at Langley.
AvUUSTA, May 24.--On Monday
evening about 7 o'clock a shooting
scrape occurred In L angley which has
re suited in the dieath of one of Langley
ittzens. The facts concerning this de
plorable affair are hard to get at, but
we will give them as they were given
to us: 10 appears that old man .John
Augustine and bli son Charlie are on
gaged in merchandising, an~d on Mon
day evening got into a dlispute over
seime affairs which led to blows. Dr.
Toland, who was either in the store or
passing ait the time. hearing the dis
turbanice ran in between father and son
to separate thorn. What occurred then
wvas riot made clear to us, but at t his
jtiimcture John, another son of old man
Autgustine, ran in andl drawing fda
pistol shot Dr. Tfoland In the
back, the ball penetrating In
the region of the heart. The D~octor
lingered until about i1 o'clock on TVues
day when lie died. Yotung' Augustine
tried to escape but was caught twvo
miles out of Lanng lWy anid arrested. i~e
was taken back t~o Langley and turned
ver to Sheriff Alderman yesterday
who broutght him to Aiken and lodged
bim in jail. The Auigustines claima 0Itat]
D~r. Toland was lIghting old manm J'hni
Auguistine. We tried to gat his vers
on of the affair bunt hte dlechind. We
itnderst and the feeling aginst the Au
nustlines is quiite bitter itniagley.
Dr. Tolat has only been iVng in
Lanrglev a short while. ile is from
IEdgi-ileld County, and hais a faimily
which lhe expectedl shortly to bring to
Langley to live, ie was an old mtani.
GU'rrn, (O T., May 2-.-D-!. WV.
I'racketi, of Nor mani, is lyttog at tne
ioi ''t of dieat h from bloo:1 polsarninir
aroiight atbuit int a very pecutliar mnan
er. Mr. T1rackett is arn undertaker,
urd a week ago wasc-iled itpono to t ake
-harge ot the body of a marn nameitd
4tenn, who had11 comm iitted suicide arid
tad riot breen lounrd for stomel days.
l.'h#. body was badliy decomposed at-td
:overedl with fII a, and whtile the untder
aker' was at. Wor k the flies woutIld light
mn him it great numbers arid bite him
harply. Tn're doetors state that he was
ntoculted with thr. deadly poison of
the corpse by the flies, anid lie cannot
LONDON, May 24 --A Vienna dis
)ttch to ['he Daily News reports: Duir
nig a dance in the village of 8btnzon,
tear Oedenburg, a quarrel arose lie
ween the young ment about sme we
nen. A gendarme Intervened to re
itore order, whereupon the young men
tirrounded him in a thretenoing mani- I
ler. The oficer believing his life was
n danger, drew a revolver and fired
nto the crowd. Iils bullets struck arid
tilled four-young men and a girl. The]
nfuriated crowd then set upon the,
rendarme and pounded and kicked him
antil life was extinct. The whole vil
age is terribly wrought up over the
aff air and further trouble is feared
ENTHUSIASTIC FOR OATES
Nominated for Gov'ernor by the Alabama
MONToOMERY. Ala, May 22.-The
Lemocratic State convention met at noon
today, in Rlepresentativo Hall in the
capitol building, but soon adjouuned un
til 4 p. n., owning to the failure of the
State committee to report upon the con
tests. The convention reassembled at
4 p. ma., and was Called to order by
Chairma'n Smtith. whose remarks were
well received. ls mention of Cleve
land's hane was lbudly cheered. ills
speech was a plea for harmony In the
Democratic ranks. The State commit
tee recommended Ion. R. II. Clarke for
temporary chaIrman. This was ratiged
without a dissenting voice.
Mr. Clarke's appearance on the stand
was received with hand- claiping, cheer
Img and waving of bats and fins. He
spoke only a few moments and declared
the convention ready for business. A.
Sicinbart of Greenville was selected for
temporary secretary. The roll of coun
ties was called and the action of the
Slie committee ratifled without dia
Pent. Their report gave seats to the
O.ites delecates from Lee and the Col
bert and Havo delegates to Johnston.
This made no chanRe in the status of thu
eandidates as heretofore reported. The
acceptance of thp committee report re
moved all possi'ility of further contest
before the convention and was a great
relief, as the delegates desired to get
through their work. A committee was
oppointed on permanent organization.
During its retiretrent, a motion was
made to adj')urn until 9 o'clock to mor
row, but it Was voted down. Then a
motion for recess until 8:30 p. n. suffered
a similar fate.
Durizd the absence of the committee
on permanent origanization. a comtuittee
was appointed to invite and escort Gov
ernor Jones to the stand. His appear
atice was the nienal for a wild outburst
of cheers and applau'se. le made an ad
dress tull of feeling and urginiz the corm
mnm topother of the partisans of the vari
ous aspirauts aud working for the sac
cess of the party. It was moved that
the committee report for the temporary
orginiz ition be the permanent. Adopted
without a vote.
The order of businos made the nomi
iiion of Govercuor con', first. A reso
hitlanwas 'utroduced eulgzn. Senator
M'roan and tavorim- his re election. It
wa, ref'erred to the committen on plat
to i A cnumittee on Al tef "in was
111p inled, with Et. C. Tompkins' for
chair man, and one memb.-r tr'em each
conrr- ssinal District. Thie rules ad
omteim frhahbe any speech or eulogy of' a
ci(mdidate in placiwg his name bef r the
The chair then announmed nominations
for Giverior to be in ord-r The name
of Col. Wnl (. O4tes was first pre
sented. The namo of Capt. Joseph F.
Johsion followers at once sent up- a
bicut which last ed for a briet spell When
it subsided, the O.tes men concluded to
wst thei'r lung p'ower. It was a scene
of extraordinary enthusiasm on the fl >or
and iu the gallery. The applause and
cheering continued until it looked as if
eirde r could not be restored. When the
shouting died( out., it was taken up again
only to increase in volume. Finally
ouijet, was r'estoredi, and the roll call be
gen. Not a chi tge from the repo)rts al.
ready punblished was made. The flhures
of the advocates of Colonel Oates made
last, Thursday morning after the conven
tions were heIld were veriflod to the ful-'
est extent. The result was 272 fajr
Oates and 232 for Johnston.
.lefore thie secretary announced the
votc, RI W. RL'odecs of the l3rmingham
dfelegatiotn arose and, sfter brief tibute
to Captain Johnston, moved to make
the nomination of OGites unanimous.
There was another wild demonstration
of cheering and shouting.
A committee was appointed to escort
Colonel Oates to the hail. Ho was not
in the Capitol building, but at his head.
ruarters down town, where the commit
tee found him During their absence,
Captain Joinaton was brought Into the
hall and made a brief speech, in which
lhe pledged lleart1y support of the ticket
ifnd~urgedl harmony in the ranks.
.Oites's entrance st~arted the enthusi
m afresh and it continued for some
nomuents, while he was waiting for it
o subside. lie made a brief speech of
icceptance, thanking the convention for
he .reait honor conferred upon him of
f-adinl! the Democratic hosts of his
arive State. His remarks were all
)itched on the key of harmony and made
i profound impression. The convention
ladjourned until 10 o'clock to-mnorrow
Wvili go to Nashvins.
CoLUMt n IA, S. C., May'23.-The State's
lispatches of Sunday contained the In
:elligence that Rev. W. 1). KIrkland,
D). D)., of this city had been elected
Sutnday school editor by the' Methodist
general conference in Memphis, Tek'nn.
Jhils wats gratifying news to Dr. Kirk
and's hosts of friends in this State, but
t could scarcely be called welcome
Jews, for his election necessitates his
saving the State. lie will move to
N~ashiville, the seat of the church's
pqblishing iterests, Dr. Kirikiland is a
rative Carolinian; was born In Orange
murg couinty the 17th of August, 1849,
wals eucated at Wdfford College
wvhero lhe graduated In 1870. lie joined
~he conference the following December
ut.d soon Look position among the f'>re
nlost preachers. While presiding elder
>f the Coffesoury district In 1885, lie
wast elected editor of the Southern
3hr'staln Advocate fo four ysers and
was re-eiected in 1889 arid in 1893. in
1891 he re'ceived the aegree of doctor of
it vinilty from Ei neory C llege, Ga. Dr.
Kirkland was ai uI.legate 'o the general
mnfaernices of 1880 and 1890. aund this
vrear lie headed thec del-gatton froni
'ottf Carolina. Dr. Kirklamd holds
aeveral other imipor ianic p'sitions~ In the
ahiurch, aimonfg themti trustee of his alma
Rnnter andc( a membier of the mile
.lonary board .f the doutherni Metho
list, Church. 'The doc'or Is a nuan of
etroneg ('hairact.er, fine executive Abilit~y
ned of (Welded counviecllons, wich1 he
-xpressfs loroiloly and fetel-saly on aill
)ropfe'r ic'casionsl. As a journalist his
me'cess reas been ver y murked. ie has
nade(1 t he Adlvocate one of the best
religous piptras in the Soth, and his
>lasoe will bei hard to fill. Dr. Kirkland's
suicessr as editor of the Advocate will
>e selected by the publiahing cornmit.
ee andI~ the bishop will appoint in ac
o0rdance with its recomimendatl mn
he appointment to hold until the next
astoun of the annual conference In De
~ember. Dr.Klrkland is expected home
oday, the general conference haviag
d~jurned ont Monday, after a session of
Shot by the Sheti1ff.
LAF'EYETT~E, Usa, May 24.-Sherliff
santc JBrossard shot and killed lienry
tones, a negro ravisher, who has been
vanted for a month. The fiend met a
year-ola girl and her little brother In
he roadway and seizing her carried
ier oft and accomplished his Durpose.
MmU41O. Roanesg are Happy ]oms,
Have you ever notwced it? call to
mind the hnes of your friends who
have a good Piapo or Organ in the
house. Are t not brighter and
More attractiv an those where the
divine art of music never enters? To
be sure it costs to buy a good -nstru
.ment, but it lasts many years, ad will
pay its costs many a thousand times
over by interesting the young folks in
their homes. Don't make the mistake
though, of investing haphazard. Pos
yoursel' thoroughly by writing- Ludden
& Bates Southern Music House, Savah.
nab Ga., the great music house of the
South, established in 1870. They have
supplied 50,000 instruments to South
ern homes, and have a reputation for
fair prices and honorable treatment of
customers; and they represent the lead
Ing pianos and organs of Anerica
They take pleasure. in corresponding
with you, sending free, catalogues, etc.
FT PVS THE FREIGH1
V1 Pal N .n Pilots for Goods I
:d oalogu aud See What You Cam SMi
$69 *" $37
_lkitj J N It u.)(tce thera.
No fre.h 1ai oothid Or.
ga!%. Guar-a4utteed co b a
1., O urcanl or vconuy re
*' ni l'PAR4IOR T'i , conclating
Oa, --.ri Char, ftookhw Chair DI)vark
' 'de C .r. -wr11 h$45. W11i'1 dltes
--- - Sim*
I With 21
r - Ware will
- JW bedeliver
- i ed to yot*
* $3o szwlna ~cn
vith aill willo i. .mrit. For
*T1he regubehr v icof h
t( GO ti ( '.':5-b'hnra.
M'e n iiti': nirer ja;t all
LbenXe IC1.4xp 4.e1. . 1 .1I j:,.
1W you ir .
and guarantte e"r-. onea
phargai. No frgiht paid -
on thia Pug y----.. ..
* _ A
tIativore 1 ..t vour dr'o,
tl frkigh Iado
80111 for e.0? ofurniture, Coohteg
Move; Baby C.rritg;op. mieyeiea, organg, P1
Ao E t, luner 6etc. Lampas, &c., ad .
RA E INY. Addva
L.F.PAD ETT a
"I. .tiual and Gin
Sed their reputa- @
,tion as the best
on tne market.
~ fuel and water
Has no Equal.
# nl $0 ora uprb /iAO
& HAMLIN~rgan41 eates
Wu rx Us. .
o NOS imatte Hardc
II e hnst Organ s, ItwelaJ
*11 (r i on4)ly i W3' Itedi co
l'youran . a l'htn or r.
now Is b#4. he e ,lne t ou 1'
R0T. w Tl U (.
O1rga hn we waiunt. toi an-~ry
savANN~o' 11114 ias, 11 -
irr0or 4azI ii'ner o )Oi
NOW IS THE TIME
TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS FOR
knd I Sell tift Best ini the Market. Write
to me Before Buying,~
Band sa ws,.
Gang Rip Saws,
and all kinds of
wood workinig machines.
)rist Mills $115 to $250..
Saw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and- loilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Elevators.
Cottoh Gins and Presses.
BIGH andi LOW MRAD)E. .
V. (3 BADRIAM.
COLUMBIA. .8 I),
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