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SOME H EARITS.
Through days a-weary, niid Pecnes sc
Some heart in the siadow must stay,
While the aching eyes scan gloomy skies
For a light In the far away.
Through tie darkness deep, dread agonies
And steai the roluctant perfume
Of the flowers rare, that fate seemied to
On the grlof stricken soil to bloom.
Through the dismal years, of weeping and
Somo hearts. wIth thoh burden of woe.
On the grim highway, whero io rn beams
1hrough the blackness of night nmst, go.
Some hearts must weep, whilo other hearts
Ne'er dreaming of pain or sorrow,
Soni hearts are sighing, sone hmarts are
O'er visions of dread tomorrow.
Some hearts mllust kneel and tile chast'ining
As hopes that were framed in the past
Fall into decay, and swift, pass away,
Too frail, through suffering, to last.
Some hearts are aching, and silently bieak
While the lives of others are crowned
With rarest delight, that never takes ifight,
Where despaIr's dark face nover frownmid.
LESSONS OF A LAUGH.
Rfi. Dr'. Talmagdtd Uineussmen Anot-her
BRooKLYN, July 15.- Itfv,. De. Tal
mage, who is now in Australia on his
round the world journey, has selected us
tile subject for Ilis sermon through the
press today "Laughter," the text being
taken from Pealm exxvi, 2, "Then was
our mouth filled with laughter." and
Psalm ii, 4, "lIe that sitteth in the heav
ens shall laugh."
Thirty-eight times does the Bible make
reference to thIs con tiguration of the foat
ures and quick expulsion of breath which
we call laughter. Sometimes it is born
of the sunshine and sometimes the mid
night. Sometimes it stirs the sympa
thies of angels, and sometimes the cach
innation of devils. All healthy peo)le
laugh. Whether it pleases the Lord or
displeases him, that depends upon when
we laugh and at what we laugh. My
theme today is the laughter of the Bible
-namely, Sarah's laugh, or that of
skepticism; David's laugh, or that of
spiritual exultation; the fool's laugh, or
that of sinful merriment; Gord's laugh,
or that of infinite condemnation ; heaven's
laugh, or that of eternal triumph.
Scene, an oriental tent; the occupants,
old Abraham and Sarah, perhaps wrink
led and decrpit. Their three guests
are three angels-the Lord Almighty
one of them. In return for the hopitiah
ty shown by the old people God promises
Sarah that she shall become the ances
tress of the Lord Jesus Christ. karah
-laughs in the face of God. She does not
believe it. She is aflirivhted at what
she has d]one. Sh'e denies it. She samjs,
"I didn't laugh." Then God retorted,
with an emphasis that silenced all dis
putation, "But thou didst latigh!'' My
friends, the laugh of skepticism; in a11l
ages, is only tile echo of Sa
rah's laughter. God says hio will lie.
complish a thing, and m10n1 say it can
not be done. A great multitude laug1h
at the miracles. They say they are coin
trary to tie laws of' nature. What is a
law of' nature? 1I, is God's way ot dloing
a thing. You ordinarily cross a river at,
one ferry. Tomuorrow you change for
one day, and you go across ansothler ferry.
You made the rule. IHave you not the
right tochmange ii? You ordinarily come
inl at that door of the church. Suppose
tha~t nlext Sabbath you should come in
at the otiher (tool? 1t is a habit you have!
Hlave you not a right to chango your
hlabit? A law ot nature is God's habit
-Is way of domng things. 11*he makes
tile law, has 118 not a right to chlange it,
at alny time hewants to change it? Alas.
for tihe folly of those who laugh at God
when h1e says. "'I will d1o a ting.'' they
responding, "You canl't (do it.'' God
says that tile .Bible is true-it, 15 all truie.
Bishop Colenso laughs; H erhe rt Spencer
laughls; Stuart Miii laughs; great Ger
man universities laugh1; Ilarvardl laughs
--softly! A great mans of theO learned
inIstitutions. With lonmg rows ot protes
sors seated on tile fence betweenl Chris
tianity andl infIdelity, laugh sofiy. Th'ley
say, "We didn't 1augh1."
Thlat was Sarah's trlek. God thundera
-from tile hleavens, "But thoeu didstlaugh!
Tihe gardlen of Eden was only a fable.
There never was any ark bIlt., or if it
was built it was too small to have two
of every kind, The pillar of' lire by nlight
was only tile nlothern hlghts, the 10 pia
gues of Egypt only a briltilint speelmoue
of jugglery. The sea parted because
tile wiind blew violently a great whilie
from one direction, Tile sun andl mloon
did not put themselves out of tile way
for Joshua1. Jacob's ladder was only
horizontal and picturesque clouds.* Thle
destroying angel smiting tile the firsthlorn
in Egypt was only cholera inifanitume be
come epidemic. Th'ie gullet of tile
whale, by measurement, was too,
small to swallow ap~rophlet tile
story of the immaculate c'>ncep
tion a shock to all decency, Th'ie
lame, the dumb, tile blind, thle halt cure d
by mere human surgery, Tile reInrrec
tion of Christ's friend Onlly a beautiful
tableau. Christ and Lazarus andl Mary
and Marthla actmng thleir parts well.
My friends, thlere is not a dloctrinle or
statement of God's hloly word thlat, has
not been derided by tile skepticism of
the day. I take up thlis book of King
Jaes translation, I censider it a
perfect Bible, but hlere are skeptics who
want it torn to pieces. And no0w, Withl
this Bible in my hland, let me tear out
all those portions whlich the skepticism
of this day demands shtall be torn out.
What shall go fiest? "Well," says some
one in the audince, "take out all thlat
about creation and about tile fIrst settle
ment ofthbe world." Away goes Genesis.
"Now," says some one, "take eutal
that about the miraculous Auidance of
the children of Israel in the wilderness,"
Away goes Exodus, -"Now," says
some one else in the audience, "there
are things in Deuteronomy an'd Kings
that are not fit to be read," Away g
Deuteronomy and the Kings. "Now"
says~some one, "the book of Job is a
fable that ought to came out," Away
goes the book of Job. "Now " says
some one, "those passages in thme New
Testament which imply the divinity of
Jesus Christ ought to come out." Away
go the. Evangelists. "Now," says some
one, "the book of Revelation--how pre
posterousi It represents a man with
the moon under is feet and a sharp
sword in his hand." Away goes tile
book of Revelation. Now tihere are a
few pieces left. What shlall we do with
them? "Oh1," says some man in tile audi
ence, "I don't believe a word in tile
Bible, from one end to the other." Well,
Jtlisafltone. Nowryou have put out
the ith ht for the nation. Now it ls
th itharknecas of'eternal midnight.
How do yon like ii?
Tit I think,, my frlepds, we had bet
ter keep the Bible a little longer intac t.
It has'done pretty well for a uood many
years. Then there are old people who
flnd it a comfort to have it onl theIr laus,
and chiflren like the :tories in it. Lit
us keep it for a curiosity. If the Bible
is to be thrown out of the school and
out of the court room, 8o that nien no
more swear by it, aind it is to be put in a
dark corridor of tha city library, the
Koian on one side and the writings of
Confucius on the other, then let us each
keep a copy for hiimsell, for we might
have trouble, and we would want to be
under the delusions of its consolations,
and we might die. aid we would want
the delusion of the exalted residence of
God's right ha'.'d, which it inentions.
Oh, what an awful thing it is to laugh III
(od' face and huln his lievelation back
at him. After awhile the (lay will come
yhen they will say they did not laugh.
Then all the hvpercriticisms, all the
cariattirefs and all the learned sneers
In the quat terly reviews will be brought
to judgment, and amid the rock
ing of everything' beneath, and amid tihe
11 iming of everything a)ixve, God will
thunder, "But thou did8t laugh!" I
think the most faremating laughter at
Christianity I ever remember was a man
in New I-Agland. 1le made the word of
God seem rediculous, and lie laughed on
at our holy roligion until ie caie to die
and then he said, "My life has beeni a
failure-a failure dlomestically-I have
no children; a ftilure socially, for I am
treated on the streets like a pirate; a
failure professionally because I know
but one minister that has adopted my
sentiments,'' For a quarter of a centu.
ry he laughed at Christianity, and ever
smnce-Christianity lis been laughing at
him. Now, it is a mean thiug to go into
a man's house and steal his goods, but
I tell you the most gigantic burglary
ever in vented is ,he iroposition to steal
these treasures of our holy reiii:n.
The meanest laugh ever Uttered is tihe
laugh of the skeptic.
The next laughter mentioned in the
Bible is David's laughter, or the exprest
sion of spiritual exultation. "Then was
our mouth filled with laughter." ie got
very much down sometimes, but there
are other chApters where for four 1ime3
he cails upon the people to praise and ex
ult. It was not a mere twitch of the
lips. It was a demonstration that took
hold of his whole phynical nature.
"Then was our mouth lilled with laugh.
ter." My friends, this world will never
be converted to God until Christians cry
less and laugh an( sini more. The
horrors are a poor bait. If people are j
to) be persuaded to adopt our holy ra- I
ligion, it will be becauso they have made
up their im inds it is a happy religion.
They don't like a morbid Christianity. I
I know there are morbid people who
enjoy a funeral. They come early to 1
see the the friends take leave of the i
corpse, and they steal a ride to the I
cemetery, but all healthy people enjoy
a wedding better than they do a burial.
Now, you make the religion of Christ
sepulchral and lieiraelike, and yclu make a
it repulslve. I say plant the rose of
Sharnon aloig the church walks and col- t
umbine to clanb.r over the church wall I
and have a smile on the lip and have r
the mouth lille(' with holy laughter.
There is no man in the world, except
the Christian, that has a right to teel an i
untrammeled glee. 1Ie is promised ev
erythiing to be for the best here, and he
1i on the way to a delight which will
take all the processions withi paulm
branches, and altl the orchestras harped
andl~ cymballed and trumpeted to exp~re's
''Oh,'' you say, "'I have so much
trouble.'' lave you more thani Paul
had? What does he sal? ''Sorrowful,
yet always rejoicing. l'oor, yet making
many rich. Iftaviing nothing, yet, 1p08
Sesasing all things.'" Thie merriest laugh
I think I ever heard has been in the sick
room of Ghod's dcar chiilren.
WVhen TJheodosius wvas put, upoii the
rack, he suffered very great torture at
the first. Somebody askedl him how lie
enduruied all that, pai n Oi, he rack, i~e
replied. ''Wheii I was first put on the
rack, I suffered a great deal, but, ver y
soon a young man in wvhite stoodl by my
side, andl with a soft, and comfortable
handkerchief lie wiped the swveat from
my brow, and1( myl pains were relieved,.
It, was a puishmiient for me to get, from
the rack, because wvhen the pain was all
gone the angel wvas gone." Oh, rejoice
evermore. You know how it is in thie
army-an army in encampmeut,. .If
today news comes that, Our sides has had
dlefeat, and tomorrow another portion
of the tiings conmes, saying wve have had
another diefeat,, it, dlemorai/')s all the
host. But, ii tihe news coimes (if victory
todlay and victory tomorrow t~he whole
iamy is impalisionedl for the con test.
Now, in the kingdom ofoiir Lord Josus
Christ replort, fewer deteats. Tell us
the victories-victory over sim and death
and hell. Rejoice evermore, and agami
I say rejoice. I believe there is more
religion in a laugh than in a groan.
Anybody can g'roan, but to laugh in the
mide t ot banishment, atui persecution an d
indlescrlhbable trial, that required a D)avidl
a D)aniel, a Paul, a modern hecroino.
T1he next, laughiter menitionied ill the
Bible that 1 shall speak of is the fool's
laughter or the expression of' sinful mer -
riment. Solcmon was very quick at
simile. When he makes a comparison,
we all catch it, What is the laughter
of a tool like? ie says, "lt is the crack
hung of thorns unider a pot.'' The ket
tle is swung, a bunch of brambles is p~ut
uinder it, and the torch is apliied to it,
and there is a great iioise, anmd a big
blave, andl a spuLtter, and1( a quick extin
guishmnent. Then it is dlarker than it
was before. Fools' laughter.
The most miserable thing on earth hs
a bad man's fun. There they are-10
men in a barroom, they have at home
wives, mothers, daughters. The imp~ure
jest, starts atone1 corner of the barroom.ni
and crackle, crackle, crackle, it goes aill]
aroundh. In 500 such gufl'aws there is
not one item of happIness. They all
feel bemoaned, if they have any con
scIence left. Ihave nothing to (10 with
men or women who tell immoral stories.
I have no confidence either in their
Christian character or morality. So all
merimenlt that springs out, of the defects
of others-caricature of a lamie foot, or
a curvedf spine, or a blind ey e, or a (leaf
ear-wIll be met with the judgments of
God either upon you or upon your cliii
Twenty years ago I knew a man who
was partIcularly skillful In imitating the
lameness of a neighbor. Not long ago
a son of the skillful mimnie had his leg I
amputated for tile very defect whIch his
father had mImicked years before. I do I
not say It was a judgment of God. I
heave you to make your own Inference.
do ah merriment born of dissIpatIon, I
that which starts at the counter of the]
drinking restaurant or from the wine
glass In te hionme tilrele, the maudlin<
simper, t le mfeamngless joke, the satur.
nallan gibberish), the paroxysim of mIrth
abou. uiothing which you sometimes see
in the fashIonable clubroom or the ex.
qulsite parlor at 12 o'clock at nIght, are
the crackling of th~orna uinder a p~ot.
Such laughter anud such sIn end in (leath.
When I was a lad a book came out
entitled ")ow Junior'a Patent Ser.
mon." It made a ereat stir---a very
wide laugh-all over the country, that
book did. It was a caricature of the
Christian ministry, and of the word of
God, and of the day of jud gment. Oh,
we had a great laugh. The comment.
ary on the whole thing is that the au.
thor of that book (lied In poverty, shame
debauchery, kicked out of' society and
cursed of Almighty G'od. The laugh
ter of such men is the echo of' their own
The next laughter that I shall men
6ion Ra being in the Bible is the laugh
of God's condemnation, "Ie that eit
tlth in the heavens shall laugh.'' Atrain
"The Joird will laugh at him." Again,
"I will lauh at his calamity.'' With
such deionsl ration will God gie-t every
kind of great sin and wickednes,. But
men build up villanies higher and higher
Good men almost pity God be
cause he is schemed against by
ncii. Suddenly a pin drops out
of tho muchinery i' wickedness, or a
secret is revealed, and the foundation be
ginis to rock. Finally the whole thing
is demolished. What is the mattei? I
will tell you what the matter is. That
crash of ruin is only the reverberatlon of'
In the money market there are a great
many good men and a great niany fraudu.
lent men. A fraudulent man there says,
"I mean to have my million." lie goes
to worx reckless of honesty, and he gets
his first $100,000. lie gets arter awhile
his $200,000. After awhile he gets his
$500,000. "Now," ho says, "I have
only one more move to make, andf I
shall have my million." He gathers up
all his resources, lie makes that one last
grand move, ho. fails and loses all, and
lie has not enough ioney of his own left
to pay the cost of the car to his home.
l'eopic.cannot. understand this spasmodic
rcvulsion. Some said it was i sudden
turn ill Ecio railway stock, or in Wcs
tern Union, or in Illinois Central. Some
said one thing and~. some another. They
all gueased wrong. I will tell you what
it was, "le that sitteth in the heavens
A man in Ne w York said he would
)0 the richest man in the city. Ilie left i
his honest work as a mechanic and got i
into the city councils some way and in !
10 years stole $15,000,000 from the citv I
government. Fifteen million dollaral
[I had the legislature of the state of E
New York in the grip of his right hand. t
suspicions were aroused. The grand c
ury presented indictments. The whole c
anti stood aghast. The man who ex- t
)ceted to put hall' the city in his vest L
)ocket goes to Blackwell's island, goes c
o Ludlow Street jail, breaks prison and i
:ocs across the sea, is reariested au( 1
irought back and afrain remanded to jail. v
Vh3? "Ie that sitteth in the heavens
Itome was a great empire; sho had n
forace and Virgil among her poets; (
he had Augus us and Constantine o
miuocg her emperors. But what mean
hie deficed Pantheon, and the Forum 1l
runed Into a cattle market. and the bro
:en walled Coliseum, and the architectu- a
al skelton of her great uqueductt? What 1
vas that thunder? "Oh'' you say, "that c
vas the roar of the battering rams against t
ter walls." No. What was that qui.
; l? 01'h!" you say, "that was the
tramip of iostil s legions."' No. The 1
riuiver andi the roai wvere the outhuurst,
af' oimimpotenit laughter from the defied 1
11d( insulted hieavens. Rtome tdled God,
and( he laughed her down. Thohes (1e
liedI God, andI he laughed her (down, .
INinevch defled God, and lie laughed her
lown. Babylon detied G od, and ho
laughed her do un- .
There is a ereat diflerence huetweeni
God's laneh and( his smle. his smile is
sternal beatliude. He a niled when
David sang, and~ Miriam clapped the
Lym)bals, and1( Hanniah madle garmeiits
for her son, Paul preazhed, and Johinj
kindled wisdh apocalyptic vislin, and1(
whieii any man has anything to (d0 and
does it wyell. Ibis annle! Why, it, is the
15th, of May, the apple orchads in full
bloom; it, is morninig breaking on a rippl
ing sea; it, is heaven at, hugh noon, all the
hels beating the marriage peal. But
his laiighter--may it, never fall on us! It
is a condeminationi for our sin ; it, Is a
wastine' away. We may let, the satirist
laugh at, us, andi all our1 comp~anions
may lauigh at, us, arnd we may be made
t.he target, for the muerrlment of eartit and
hell, but, God frbid that wve sould1( ever
come to the h'allillment of the propheay
against, the re jectors of' the truth, "'I will
laugh iat your calamity.'
But,, my friends, all of its wh o rejiect
Christ au:.1 the pardon of the gospel
mtust come uimer thaitimomendous bom
bar'dment. God wants us all to repent,.
ie countsels, lie coaxes, he importunies,
and lie (lies for' us. lie comes dlown out
of heaven, ie puts all the world's sinl
oin one shiouller, ho punts all world's sor
row on the other shoulder, and~ then with
thmat. Alp on one sidle aind that Iimalaya
oin the other lie starts u1n the hill back
of .Jerusalemn to achieve our salvation.
ie puts the palm of his right foot on one
long spike, and( hte puts the palm of lis
left foot, on another long spike, and then,
with his hands spotted with hits own blood
lie gosticulates, saying: "fook, look andh
live ! WVi th the crimsoni veil of my Bacri
lice I will cover uip all your sIns. With
myl dying groan L will swallow up all
your gr'oansa. Look! Live!'' But a
thiouisanud of you turn your back on that,
and then this voice of invitation turns to
1 tone divinly ominous, that sobs like a
himnoom through 1,he first chapter of' Pro,
verb~s: "lHecauso I h ve called and ye
refiused, I have stretched out, my rightI
hiand( andh no man reegardled, but ye have
set at naught, all my counsel and would
none of' my reproof, I also will ladght at
yoor calamity.'' Oh, what, a laugh that I
8-a (lee) laugh, a long, reverberating I
aughi; at) overwhelming laugh; God I
~rant we may never hoar it. But in
bhis (lay of merciful visitation yleld your
ieart, to Christ that you may spend all
four life on earth under his smile anid
iscapo forever the thbundfer of the laugh
)f God's indignation.
The other laughter mentioned in t~ue
B~ible-the only ons 1 shall speak of--.
5 heavetn's laughter, or this expression
>f eternal triumph. Christ said to his
hisciples, "Blessed are ye that weep
tow, for ye shall laugh."'1'That, makes
no k~now positively that we are not, to
'pe'nd our (days in heaven singhig long
nioter psalms. The formalistic andl
itiff' notions of heaven that some peop~le 1
uave would make me miserable. I am
llad to know that the heaven of' the Bi. I
31e is not, only a place of holy worship, C
)Ut of magnificent sociality.t
"'What,"' say you, ''will the ringing t
aughi go around the circle, of the saved?"' I
say y es, pure laughter, cheering laugh
,or, holy laughter. It will be a laugh
>f congLratulation. When we meet a
riend who hias sudd~enly come to a for--~
tune or who has got over some dire sick.
eaes, do we not shake hands, do we net
laugh wIth him? And when we get to
heaiven and 8e0 our friends there, aeme
of thei~iihwng come up out of'great trl
bulhaton. mhy, w..w.ll -y t __ _1 Of
them, "The last the I saw you vOU
had been auflering for six weeks under a
a low intermittent fever, ) or to anothl
we will say: "You for 10 years were
limping with the rheumatism, and you
wore full of complaint% when we saw YoU
last. I congratulate YOU 'm tisl oternal
We shall Iauh. Yes, we shall con.
gratulato all those who have come out
of great fluancial embarrassments in
this world because they have become
millionaires i heaven. Ye shall laugh.
It shall be a laugh of reassociation. It
Is just as natural for us to laugh when
we meet a friend we have not seen for
10 years as anything is possible to be
natural. When wo meet our friends
from whom we imve been parted 10 or
20 or 30 years, will it not be with infiite
congratulation? Our perception quick
ened, our knowledge improved, we will
know each other at a flash. We will
have to talk over all that has happened
since we have been separated, the one
that lie been 10 years in heaven telling
us all that has happened in the 10 years
of his heavenly residence, and we telling
him i return all that has happened dur
ing the 10 years of his absence from
earth. Yo shall laugh.
I think George Wliite'ield and John
Wesley will have a laugh of contempt
for their earthly collisions, and Toplady
and Charles Wesley will have a laugh of
contempt for their earthly misunder
staudings, an1d the two farmers, who
were in the lawsuit all their days, will
have a laugh of contempt over their
earthly disturbance about a line fence.
Exenption from all annoyance. Immer.
sion in all gladness. Yie shall laugh.
Christ says so. Ye shall laugh. Yes,
it will be a laugh of tiiumph. Oh! what
a pleasant thing it will be to stand on
the wall of heaven, and look down at
3atan and hurl at him detiince, and Eee
him caged and chained, and we forever
[ree froin his clutches. Ahal Yes, it wil
be a laugh of royal greeting.
You know how the Frenchmen cheered
when Napoleon came back Irom Elba.
You know how tile Eaghsh cheered
when Wellington came back from
Wfaterloo. -You know how Americans
,heered when Kossuth arrived from Hun.
(ary. You remember how Rome cheered
vhen Pompey come bak victor over
?00 cities. Every cheer was a laugh.
3ut, oh, the miglhtie- greeting, the glad.
[er greeting, -hen the snow white cav
dlry troop of heaven shall go through
lie streets, and, according to Lhe book
>f1 Rvelation, Christ, In the red coat, the
rimson coat, on a white horse, and all
lie armies of heaven following on white
orsee! Oh, when we see and hear that
avalcade, we s'iall cheer, we shall
iugh. Does not your heart beat quick.
y at the thought ot great .jubilee upon
rhich we are soon to enter?
I pray God that when we get througlu
rith this world and are going out of it we
iay have some such vision as the dying
hbristian had when he saw written all
ver the clouts in the sky the letter
'W,1' and they asked, standing, by
is side, what, lie thought that letter
'W"P meant. "Oh," he said, "that
Lands for we lcome." And so may It
e when we quit this world. "W" on
n the gate, "W" on the door of the
nansion, "W" on the throne. Wel.
.ome! Welcoit! Welcome! I have
>reached this sermon with five prayerful
vishes that you might see what a menn
ling is the laugh of skepticism, what a
)richit thimg is thie laugh of spiritual ex
ultation, what a hollow thing is the laugh
>f sinl uu errimenit,, what, an awful thing
a the laugh of condemnation, what a
adiant, rubicund thing is the laughi of
Iternal triumph. Avoid the ill. Choose
he right. .es comnfortedl. "'Blessed are
e that Weep) now-ye shahl laugh, ye
S'. P wr .n sinUini, .July 15 .-The
Tholera continues to spread with alarm
ing rapiditv throughout the city. Yes
Lerdlay 218 fresh cases and 69 deaths
were reportedl. F~rom Jluly 8 to todlay
noon 875 cases and 294 d1eatha~ have
been reportedh. The exceptitonal means
ures in the periods of such an epidemic
are enforcedt rigidly. The prefect has
ordered that all wine shops lie closed on
Sunday and1( holiday. T1he city is pla
cardled with instructions as to the beat
means of p~reventing and treating chiol
era. All f'actories, theatres andl railways
are undier orders to take special precau
tions against the spread of the disease.
I testaur ant keepers have beeni directe d
hy the municipal authorities to distribute
beiled water among the poor without
charge, Several public buildings In the
city and in the suburb~e are to he used as
cholera hospitals. Today the Metropoli
tan, asaitstedI by the chief' clergy, p~rayed
publicly in St. Isaac's Cathedral that
the pro ress of t.he epidemiic be stayed.
IHundreds of cholera casses are reportedl
f'rom the proviinces, where the percent
age of deathts is exceptionially high.
Cirlo 0, .July 13.-l'rendergast was1
hanged at 11:48 this morning. At 11:42
a hush fell upon the throng in the cor
ridor and( far down the sombre halls
could be heard the muffled tramp of
the funeral cortege. A few mornents
Later Sheriff Gilbert and Jailer Morris
appeared at the right of the scaffold.
Lte prisoner, pale and unsteady, walk
ad behind them. lie stood without ap
parent nervousness, though a trifle
weak and unsteady as lisa arms were
being pinioned, le seemed deter
ninedl to die game and looked calmly
ut on the assembled crowd below him.
A. white shroud was next placed about
1rm, and barring a little restless mo
ion of the eyes, looking dlown mand
'romu side to side, he madeo no motions.
I ailer Morris now placed the rope about
uls neck, the white cap over his head,
nd Prendergast, game to the last, had
aken his last look of earth. An in
tant later, at 11:48, lhe shot downward,
is head twisted to one side, his neck
Laying apparently been broken. Slow
y swaying back and forth, lie hung for
few moments while physicians held
ifs wrists. A slight spasmodic move
nont of the legs was all the sign of life
apparent within the loosely hinging
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PISTOLS DRAWN AT THE EDGO'EF1ELD)
CAMPAIGN MEE TING.
The llaImburg A HIinavit 'roitoodi by Son
ator Imutelor Mutd Overnor TI1latitua Ill
d t Vouantor Aindciavlt-At Oni
Ti.e a Rot was in sight.
i'IELD),8- C., July 19.-The samt
Providence which has before prevent.
ed the shedding of blood at campaign
meetings in this State initerposed again
today. 'Nith eyes glaring .ike tigers,
with hands on pistols and with open
dirks and knives ready for deadly exe
cution, it lacked only one overt act,
only one blow, to have precipitated a
battle which would have left a hundred
dead and wounded men on the platform
and grounds of Academy Grove. Inno
cent women and children would have
suffered and the consecquences would
have been horrible.
I have seen trouble in crowds before.
I have seen the eyes of men dance and
the muscles quiver. I have seen the
hand go to the pistol pocket, the glim
mer of the bright weapon and the
smoke clear away after the trigger
was pulled, but I have never seen wili
er or more ferocious expressions in the
eyes of human beings than was exhib.
ited here today. I looked at any mo
ment to see a shot fired and to see the
The scene of the trouble was on the
speaker's stand. Right here it is well
to remark that the lives of every pu-).
lie man are endangered by permitting
anybody on the stand but those enti
tled to be there. With a racked stand
and every man possessing a pistol few
bullets will go astray. At the first in
timation of trouble desperate men
crowd on the stand to be in the heat
of the fray. If everybody was forced
to stay on the ground the danger
would not be so great. In case of a
row there would be room and opportu
rity for innocent people to get out of
The row occurred just before the
closing of the meeting and during Sen
ator Butler's speech. It was precipita
ted by the uncalled for remark of a
man to Senator Butler. It would have
come, however, with almost anything
or any remark. It was in the air, and
nothing was needed to cause the explo
sion. Senator Butler did not intend it,
but if he had not lost his temper to
some extent the trouble might not
have been so intense. The veteran of
battles and bullets let passion get the
better of him for a few minutes. lie
not only called a man a liar who had
insulted him, but repeated it two or
three times. Ile had become exasper
ated by the cheering for Tillman and
was in a mood to vent his anger on
The crowd numbered 1,200 people and
was male up of the most peaceble and
the most desperate men in E Jgelield
County. Governor Tillman had the
majority ot the crowd by several hun
dred, although Butler supporters were
to be seen in all directions. As the in
terest to the public will centre in the
speeches of the Senatorial candidates
and in the trouble which was the out
growth of those speeches, I will only
give them. I will simply give the facis
and let the public make up its mind as
it sees fit.
During the speeches Governor Till
man sat toward the back of the stand,
talking with friends and listening to
the candidates. He has changed his
white helmet to a dingy yellow one of
the same style. Senator Butler sat
near the front of the stand. lie wore
the old straw hat which has crowned
his head from the first day at Rock
11111 until now. in his right hand he
held the long walking cane which
some friends gave himi andl which he
wI 1,1 OVElR I[LM AN.
Governor Tililman wvas greetedi wvhen
lhe advanced to the front with a tu
mult of applause, wvild cheering and a
wvaving'.of hats. flis partisans rose to
their feet and jumped in the air and~
I have known Governor Tillman for
years and have reported many a
speech of his, but I never saw a tear in
his eye until today. It camne when lie
opened his speech by saying that his
heart was filled wvith gratitude to the
people of Edgefield, to home people,
those who had stood by him on every
occasion, ie talked of his previous
campaigns and wvhat. he has dlone for
Voice: "llo v Is it that taxes are
TJillman: "l'hey are not and~ you
Governor Tillman said that the peo
ple are dlivided., but it wvas through no
fault of his. Hie said that liutler now
spoke of the antis andi the uncles, i~e
toldl howv the uncles had been imposedi
on for years until they re belled. lBut
her is hustling to get the votes of' the
uncles, but will not get them, If ever
a man triedl to ridle two horses my
friend, the General, is that man, i~e
has lost the love and respect of i~ho
men who supported Sheppard. but they
are going to support him because they
One of the produest (days of his life,
Governor Tillma-> saidl, was wvhen the
.Edgefield Rifles came to his asaistanco
uring the Darlington trouble and were
followved on the next train by the E'dge
iieldi Ilussars. Irrespective of political
feeling, the men of Edglield were sol
A literal volcano of applause fol
lowed the Governor's remarks on thuis
Mr. Tiindal advIses, said Governor
Tililman, that the uncles allow the an
tis to come back into the family. I
don't object if they are penitent and
honest, and if they no longer claim to
lbe the best people on earth. For Gott's
sake let's have peace if these people
really want it."
The Governor t~urned his attention
to national politics and saidi that a
shaking up of the antis is needled in
Washington. (Laughter and applause.)
'Taking a silver dlollar from his pocket,
Governor Tillman said: "The News
andl Courier and those other little flee
dogs say this is a dishonest dollar."
Voice: "Ihand it over here; I will
About fifteen minutes was given to
national affairs and Governor Tifllman
ended his speech by saying to Butler:
"I want to notify you that unless you
withdraw your accusation that I ran
at Ihamburg I am prepared to prove
that the men who make that charge
are liars." The Governor said this In
the most dramatic manner imag inable.
and set down amid a whirlwind of ap.
plause, and a waving of hats which wats
Senator Butler who was sitting in
his chair, turned to Tillmmn and hand
ed him the certificate which appears
Tiliman told him to read~ it whlen his
time came and he (Tillm an) would read
the one he had.
Four or five beautiful bouqnets were
handed Governor Ti llman,
Butler was received with strong ap
plause. ie said that there was appre
hension all over the State that the men
of Edgefleld would gtratinn devil in them
today but lie believed there would
be good order. With pithos in his
words, Butler said he was glad to see
so many of the fair daughters of ldge
lhitler made a fervent appeal for
peace aid Ifor the cessation of bickering
and stri fe.
(eaneral littler said that lie endorsed
the noble sentiments of Mr. Tindal.
Ile endorsed every word and believed
that Tindal'a advice could be accepted
by every man of every faction.
Tillman, General Butler said, accused
him of ridding two horses. if he (But
ler) was any judge Tillmnan is riding
Tillman: "But keeping in the mid
die of the road."
Butler: "Yes, but allow yourself
plently of margin on each side."
"1 ow much sugar has he put in your
gourd ?" asked Butler of the audience.
Voice: "Ilow much have you put in
there during eighteen years in the
Senate?" (Counter cheers and Hp.
Butler' "Just keep quiet now. I
know I am bitting you in sore places
but you must take it."
Butler jumped on Tillman harder
than lie has for days and accused him
of being stingy and penurious. Ile
charged Tillman with not paying his
subscription to a itoform paper.
The yells and applause for Tillman
partially drowned Butler's voice and
the noise was terrilic.
When it was over Butler said that
every time he hit Tillman the (lover
nor's supporters wince and try to drown
out his voice by cheering.
Butler said that ho had been riding
only one horse since 1876 and that horse
was the deliverance of the people. Ite
told what he had done in 1870' and of
his varticipation in the Hamburg riot.
. While speaking of the Hamburg riot
11. Townes asked liultor if' his (But
ler's) house had not been burned by
negroes because he took part in the
"Yes," answed Butler.
J. 0. Atkinson, a Tillmanite, who
was standing on the stand to the right
of Butler, said:
"Yes, but you denied it in Washing
Butler turned like a panther and (puck
as lightening said: "1'hat is a lie; an
infernal lie." If he had stopped at this
there might not have been any trouble
at that time, but he repeated what he
said two or three times.
Men began to surge toward the stand
while Butler continued his denuncia
tion. In an instant Charles Hammond
jumped upon the stand, followed by II.
11. Townes, each with his hand resting
on the butt of a pistol in his hip pocket.
It was then that the desperate men of
both sides jumped upon the stand and
those of less courage moved off.
Hammond and Townes got behind
Butler, and Tillman's friends crowded
around him. The antagonists began to
glare at each other and to talk in strong
language to each other. Pistols were
changed from one pocket another to be
convenient for quick use.
It was a squally time. The excite
ment is beyond discription.
Atkinson did not move one inch
from where he had been stanaing. Ile
was surrounded by excited men.
General Butler quickly removed his
wits and worked masterfully to check
the riot which seemed imminant. Till
man aid likewise. Each appeared to
men of both sides to stop jowering.
They begged those trying to get on the
stand to stay of andi those who were al
ready on to get cit.
Amona' some of the men toying with
their pistols wvere several known to
have been in thrilling al[frays and noted
Tfhe uproar continuied f or what ap
peared to be tin minutes. D~uring thmis
time the hundreds of men who had re
malned on the stand had got'sen red
I. know it to a foct that almost every
man had singled out a target for his
pisto andl merely awaited the signal
to turn loose.
The excitement gradually subsided,
but was really opposed.
Butler resumed his speech to try to
get the addience b~ack in its former dis
position, lie gradually gre y salty again
and there was another oti reak of
cheering for Tillmani. Butler got mad
again andl saidl there was an attempt tp
drown his voice with their braying.
'Any common jackass," he said veho
miently, "may bray, biut I do not pro
pose t~o be0 stopped in free speech by a
lot. af blatant jackasses. I can not bef
frigh tened. I have seen too much o
real (danger to be intimidated.
"Governor Tillman says I am not in
this race. lie says lhe wvill beat me. I
say if ho will leave out his rings and
give me a separate box I will beat him
three to one in Meriwethier townhp
whore both of us live." iihp
Butter charged Tillman with being a
ring andh caucus man and said it was
cbarged that there is a ring controlling
the Gubernatorial race. TPillman, ho
saidl, has not danied thnis charge.
Turning to Tiilmamn l3nt her exclaimed
"I dhare you-I dare 'mu, sirin, to give me
a primary. You will never (10 it be
cause you are afraid. Even ring
won't save you."
Butler attacked Tillman for his do.
rnun station of Cleveland.
Butler took from his pocket the cer
tilicate relating to Tilimnan at 11am
burg, lie said that he had not consid
ered it a mnatter of much importance
and had not intendied to refer to It
again, but as Tillman had demanded it
he would give it. The certificate is as
"This is to certify that at Hiamberg,
July', 1876, we, the undersigne d, were
present and that Mr. B. R. Tillmnan was
not seen by any one of us when the
iring began. That we were in the
thickest of it from atart to finish, and
if he had been there we should have
seen him, and certainly dlid not after
the tiring began.
(Signed) WV. HI. HLammondl, T1. P.,
Hammond, L. V. Storm, It. D. Storm,
Jiohn M. Hhighitower, 0. W. Walker,
.Jos. B. McKie, John A. Butler."
TIhe reading of the certificate linished
Butler sat (lown).
The Governor waited a fe w secondis
and walked to the front, ils eyes
were flashing, lie readi the following
certificato refuting the charges of the
".Southi Carol ina-A Iken County.
"T'o all concerned: This is to certify
that on the night of the hamburg riot,
in 1876, we, the undersigned, were in
the town of- Hamburg from the begin
ning t~o thme ending of said riot, and
that we know of our own knowledge
that ii. R. Tiliman stayed In said town
aund did his whole duty until the ending
of the said riot.
(Signed) "Henry Gitze~n, L. W'.
lteeseJ.O0. Hlolder, W. IL. 11. Butler,
IRoese, G. W. Medlock ,J. F. Atkins, S.
B. Mays, TI. A. Hays, .1. A. Timmer
man, S. W. Miller, W. F. Itoper, J. C.
Lanham, J1. A. White, TI. N. immeor
man, W. 1". Doebey."
(Some of these men are iButlerites.)
As the-(Gornor read each name lie
asked the signers if they were not with
him and they anusweredi in the aflirma
tiye. Another row was expected at
any mbjaute during the reading of the
certll~ate, blit it did not materialize.
A lluge number of men who had
not signed the certUloato shouted to
Tillinan: "Yes, you were there. We
were with you and saw you."
'Cho Hamburg riot incident was
wound up by the following from Qov.
'illman: ".f any man doubts that
(roferring to the certificate) let him
meet me on the public square." While
Tillran was reading. ten or fifteen of
his friends surrounded him. A whirl
wind of applause followed him and a
hundred of his admirers warmly shook
Dux up a Small fortune.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 12.-In
digging a mess of patatoes from his
truck patch, J. P. Reausu, a DeKalb
county fartner, found a small fortune.
Instead of turning over with his spade
a handful of potatoes, he turned up
$3.600 In gold and siiver. The dates
on the pieces indicated the treasure
must havo been buried about the com.
mencelnent of the civil war.
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'i)rist M ills $115 to $250O.
Satw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and Bloilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Elevators.
Cottoh Gin's and Presses
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