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VOL. V. MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDIAY, FEBRUARY 20. 189. NO.1
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THE HOMEWARD MARCH.
Sermon by Rev. T. DeWitt Tal
mage, D. D.
How David's Soldiers Recovered Their
Loved Ones From the Amalekites-The
Great March of the Earthly Host
to the Heavenly Home.
The subject of Dr. Talmage's recent ser
mon was "The March Homeward." and the
text L Samuel, xxx., S: "Pursue for thou
shalt surely overtake them, and without
fail recover all." The eloquent divine spoke
There is intense excitement in the village
of Ziklag.. David and his men are bidding
good-bye to their families, and are off for
the wars. In that little village of Ziklag the
defenseless ones will be safe until the war
riors, flushed with victory, come home. But
will the defenseless ones be safe?
The soft arms of children are around the
necks of the bronzed warriors until they
shake themselves loose and start, and hand
kerchiefs and flags are waved, and kisses
thrown until the armed men vanish beyond
the hills. David and his men soon get
through with their campaign, and start
homeward. Every night on their way
home, no sooner does the soldier put his
head on the k:uapsack than in his dream he
hears the welcome of the wife and the shout
of the child. 0. what long stories they will
have to tell to their families, of how they
dodged the battle-axe! and then will roll
up their sleeve and show the half
healed wound. With glad, quick step
they march on, David and his
men, for they are rnarching home. Now
they come up to the last hill which over
looks Ziklag, and they expect in a moment
to see the dwelling places of their loved
ones. They look, and as they look their
cheeks turn pale, and their lips quiver, and
their hands involuntarily come down on the
hilt of the sword. "Where is ZiklagS Where
are our homes!" they cry. Alas: the curling
smoke above the ruin tells the tragedy.
The Amaleiites have come down and con
sumed the village and carried the mothers
and the wives and the children of David and
his men into captivity. The swarthy war
riors stand for a few ,.inutes transfixed
with horror. Then - ir eyes glance to
each other and they :r t into uncontroll
able weeping; for when a strong warrior
weeps the grief is appalling. It seems as if
the emotion might tear him to pieces. They
"wept until they had no more power to
weep." But soon their sorrow turns into
rage and David, swinging his sword high
into the air, cries: "Pursue, for thou shalt
overtake them, and without fail recover
all." Now the march becomes a 'double
quick." Two hundred of David's men stop
by the brook Besor, faint with fatigue and
grief. They can not go a step further. They
are left there; but the other four hundred
men -under David, with a sort of panther,
step, march on in sorrow and in rage. They
find by the side of the road a half dead
Egyptian, and they resuscitate him and
compel himto tell the whole story. He says:
"Yonder they went, the captors and the
captives," pointing in the direction. For
--.,. y Tv OUr ista 't - w ore 480- -- a""* -
Very soon David and his enraged company
come upon the Amalekitish host. Yonder
they see their own wives, and children, and
mothers, and under Amalekitish guard.
Here are the officers of the Amale
kitish army holding, a banquet. The
cups are full, the music is roused,
the dance begins. The Amalekitish
host cheer, and cheer, and cheer over their
victory. But, without note of bugle or warn
ing of trumpet, David and his four hundred
men burst upon the scene, suddenly as Rob
ert Bruce hurled his Scotchmen upon the rev
elers at Bannockburn. David and his men
look up, and one glance at their loved ones
in captivity and under Amalekitish guard
throws them into a very fury of determina
tion, for you know how men will fight when
they fight for their wives and children. Ah,
there are lightnings in their eyes, and every
finger is a spear, and their voice is like the,
shout of the whirlwind. Amidst the upset
tankards and the costly viands crushed nder
foot, the wounded Amalekites lie (their
blood minglng 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--what do they
want with swords now --and the broken
families come together amidst a great shout
of joy that makes the parting scene in Zik
lag seem very insipid in the comparison.
The rough old warrior has to use some per
sussion before he can get his child to come
to him now after so long an absence; 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 best wine from the hills, and
Dayid and his men, the husbands, the wives,
the brothers, the sisters, drink to the over
throw of the Amalekites and to the rebuild
lag of Ziklag. So, 0, Lord, let thine ene
Now they are coming home, David and
his men and their families-a long proces
sion. Men, women and children, loaded
with jewels and robes, and with all kinds of
trophies that the Amalekites -had gathered
up in years of conquest-everything now in
the hands of David and his men. When
they come by the brook Besor, the place
where stayed 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
lame and exhausted ought to have some of
the treasures. Here is a robe for this pale
faced warrior. Here is a pillow for this
dying man. Here is a handful of gold for
the wasted trumpeter. I reall~y think that
these men who fainted by the brook Besor
may have endured as much as those men
who went into battle. Some mean fellowvs
objected to the sick ones having any of the
poils. The objectors said: "These men
did not fight" David, wvith a magnanimous
heart, replies: "As his p-art is that goeth
down to the battle, so shall his part be that
tarrieth by the stuL."
This subject is practically suggestive 'to
me. Thank God, in these times a man can
go off on a journey, and be gone weeks and
months, and come back and see his house
untouched of incendiary, and have his fami
ly on the step to greet him, if by telegraph
he has foretold the moment of his coming.
But there are Amalekitish disasters and
there are Amalekilish diseases that
sometimes come down upon one's home,
making as devastating work as the day
when Ziklag took fire. There are families
in my coingrgation whose homes have been
broken up. No battering ram smote in the
door, no iconoclast crumbled the statues, no
flame leaped amidst the curtains; but so far
as all the joy and merriment that once be
longed to that house are concerned, the
-home has departed. Armed diseases came
down upon the quietness of the scene
scarlet fevers, -or pleurisies, or consulnp
tions, or undefined disorders came and
seized upon some members of that family,
and carried them away. Ziklag in ashes!
And yon go about, sometimes weeping and
sometimes enraged, wanting to get back
your loved ones as much as David
and his men wanted to r-econstruct
their despoiled household.. Ziklag in ashes!
S ne of you went off from home.
Ybu counted the days of your absence.
Every day seemed as long as a week.
O, how glad you xmeV fie :. 4
for you to go aboard te stesus W C%
car and start for home! we --vq. Oar
went up the street where your thfC
was, and in the nigft you put your hand on
the doorbell, and behold! it was wrapped
with the signal of bereavement, and you
found that Ainalekitish Death, which has
devastated a thousand other households,
had blasted yours. You go about weeping
amidst the desolation of your once has
home, thinking of the bright eyes clod,
and the noble hearts stopped, and the grUe
hands folded, and you weep until you have
no power to weep. Ziklag in ashes !
A gentleman went to a friend of mine in
the city of Washington, and asked that
through him he might get a consulship to
some foreign port. My friend said to him:
"What do you want to go away from your
beautiful home for, into a foreign port!"
"O," he replied, "my home is gone! My
six children are dead ! I must get away, sir.
1 can't stand it in this country any longer3'
Ziklag in ashes.
. Why these long shadows of bereavement
across this audiences Why is it that in al
most every assemblage black is the predomi
nant color of the apparel! Is it because you
do not like saffron or brown or violet, 0.
no! You say: "The world is not so bright
to us as it once was;" and there is a story
of silent voices, and of still feet, and of lovel
ones gone, and when you look over the hills.
expecting only beauty and loveliness. you
find only devastation and woe. Zikla. .:
In Ulster County, N. Y., the village c'inm
was decorated until the fragrance of the
flowers was almost bewildering. The maid
ens of the village had emptied the place of
flowers upon one marriage altar. One of
their own number was affianced to a minis
ter of Christ, who had come to take her to
to his home. With hands joined, amidst a
congratulatory audience, the vows were
taken. In three days fgom that time one of
those who stood at the altar exchanged
earth for Heaven. The wedding niarch
broke down into the funeral dirge. There
were not enough flowers now for the coflin
lid, because they had all been taken for the
bridal hour. The dead minister of Christ
is brought to another village. He had gone
out from them less than a week before in
his strength: now he comes home lifeless.
The whole church bewailed him. The
solemn processioh.moved around to look up
on the still face that once had beamed with
messages of salvation. Little children were
lifted up to look at him. And some of those
whom he had comforted in days of sorrow,
when they passed that silent form, made
the place dreadful with their weeping. An
other village emptied of its flowers-some
of them put in the shape of a cross to sym
bolize his hope, others put in the shape of a
crown to symbolize his triumph. A hundred
lights blown out in one strong gust from
the open door of a sepulcher. Ziklag in
I preach this sermon to-day because I
want to rally you as David rallied his
men for the recovery of the loved and the
lost. 1 want not only to win Heaven, but I
want all this congregation to go along with
me. I feel that somehow I have a responsi
bility in your arrival at that great city. I
have on other Sabbaths used other induce
ments. I mean to-day, for the sa-e of
another kind of inducement. Do you reatt
want to join the companionship of your
loved ones who have gone; Are you as anx
ious to join them as David and his men
were to join their families? Then I am
here, in the name of God, to say that you
may and to tell you how.
I remark, in the first place, if you want to
join your loved ones in glory, you must
travel the same way they went. No sooner
had the half-dead Egyptian been resusci
tated then he pointed the way.the captors
and the captives had gone, and David and
his men followed after. So our Christian
friends have gone into another country, and
if we want to reach their companionship we
must take the same road. They repented;
we must repent. They prayed; we must
pray. They trusted in Christ; we must
trust in Christ. They lived a religious life;
we must live a religious life. They were in
some things like ourselves. I kuiow, niow
that they are gone, there is a halo around
their names; but they had their faults.
l'hey said and did things they ought never
to have said or done.'They were sometimes
rebellious, sometimes cast down. They
were far from being perfect. So I suppose
that when we have gone, some things in us
that are now only tolerable, may be almost
resplendent. But as they were like us in de
ficiencies, we ought to be likethem in tak
ing a supernatural Christ 'to make up for
the deficits. Had it not been for Jesds, they
would have all perished; but Christ con
fronted them, and said: "I am the way,"
and they took it.
I have also to say to you that the path;
these captives trod was a troubled path,
and that David and his men had to go over
the same difficult way. While these cap
tives were being taken off they said:. "0,
we are so tired; we are so sick; we are so
hungry !" But the men who had charge of
them said: "Stop this crying. Go on."
David and his men also found it a hard way.
They had to travel it. Our friends have
gone into glory, and it is through much
tribulation that we are to enter into tihe
kingdom. How our loved ones used to have
to struggle. How their old hearts ached !
How sometimes they had a tussle for bread!
In our childhood we wondered why there
were so many wrinkles on their faces. We
did not know that what were called "crow's
feet" on their faces were the marks of the
back raven of trouble. Did you never hear
the old people, seated by the evening stand,
talk over their early trials, their hardships,
the accidents, the burials, the disappoint
ments, the empty flour barrel when there
were so many hungry ones to feed, the sick
ness almost unto death, where the next dose
of morphine decided between ghastly be
reavement and an unbroken home circle? 0,
es ! it wastrouble that whitened their hair.
It was trouble that shook the cup in
their hands. It was trouble that iwashed
the luster from their eyes with the rain of
tears until they needed spectacles. It was
trouble that made the cane a necessity for
their journey. Do you never remember
seeing your old mother sitting, on some
rainy day, looking out of the window, her
elbow on the windowsill, her hand to her
brow-looking out, not seeing the falling
shower at all (you well kncev she was look
.ing into the distant past), until the apron
came up to her eyes, because the memory
was too much for her l
"-Oft the big, unbidden tear,
Stealing down the furrowed cheek.
Told in eloquence sincere,
Tales of w-oe they could not speak.
"But this scene or weepitig o'er,
Past this secne or toil and pain,
Trhey seall feel distress no more,
Never, never weep again."
"Who are these under the altar?" the
question wvas asked: and the response came:
-'These are they which came up Out of great
tribulation and have washed their robes
and made them white in tile bood of the
Lamb." Our friends we nt by a path of
tears into glory. lBe not surprised If we
have to travel the same pathwvay.
I remark, again, if we want to win the
society of~ our friends in Iheaven, are will
not only have to travel a paith of faith and a
cataipf trKiusti~"u. but we will also have
bdtiCggno fe; their companion
MMtiSPje .ant invulnerable shields and
le ra'sit pliate, so Much as they wanted
on the day when they cane
a upon the Analekites. If they
lost that battle they never would
have got their families back. I sup
pose that one glance at their loved ones in
,captivity hurled them into the battle with
tenfoid courage and energy. They said;
"We must win it. Every thing depends
Upon it. Let each one take a ian on point of
spear or sword. We must win it." And I
brye to tell you that between us and com
Iug Into the companionship of our loved
Onea who are departed there is an Auster
litz, there is a Get tysburg, there is a Water
lood, War with the world, war with the
frih, war with the devil. We have either
to conquer our troubles, or our troubles
will conquer us. David will either slay the
Amalekites, or the Anialekites will slay
David. And vet is. not the fort to be
taken worth al gji pain. all the pxril, all
the besie;:einag 1,00: who are they on
'a brighb O t If leaven yon
der Tht4 are. those who
sat at your$S teb the t-hnirnow vacant.
There they maetoas gizon .on rocked in in
faucy in the cradi Hthu hed to sleep in your
arms. There they art., those in whose life
your life was bound un. There they are,
their brow nore radiant than ever before
you saw it, their lips waiting for the kiss of
licaven, iv gre.ting, tie'ir cheek roseate with
iiie healt h of eternal snin:ner, their hands
f koinim v.>n up t he steep, t heir feet bound
g With the iti ix of heaven. The pallor of
te ktst sicknies gone out of their lace,
3ser more to b - si,-:, never i mre to cough,
et'er nore to miap, never more to be old,
never u.re to wep. They are watching
froma tiose heights to see if through Christ
you can take that fort, and whether you will
rush in up.>n themz-victors. They know
that upon this battle depet. ds whether you
will ever j.oia their society. Up! strike
harder! Charge maore bravely! Ilemrember
tiat every inch you gain puts you so much
farther o:i toward., that lieavenly reulion.
If this maorn.ng, while I speak, you could
hear the caninonaade of a forcign navy. c'mi
ing througkh the "Narrotws," wivh-l w:s to
ieloil our ciif, and if they really shoua.l
sec etd in carrying oic famiii lie-s away from
us., iw long would we t-ke b.-tore we re
solved to go after thom! E very weapon,
whether fresh from Springlicld or old and
rusty in the. garret, would be brought out;
and we would urge on, and. coming in front
of the foe, we would look at them, and then
look at our f.unilies, and the cry wou!d be:
'-Victory or death:" and when the animuni
tion was gone, we would take the captors
on the point of the bayonet or under the
breech of- the gun. If you would make such
a struggle for the getting back of your
earthly friends, will you not make as much
struggle for the gaining of the eternal com
panionship of your Heavenly friends! 0,
yes! we must join t!em. We must sit in
their holy society. We must sing with them
the song. We lutist celebrate with them
the triumph. Let it never be told on earth
oriu Heaven that David and his men pushed
out with braver heart, for the getting back
of their earthly friends for a few years on
earth, than we to get our departed!
You say that all this implies that our de
>arted Christian friends are alive. Why,
had you. any idea they wero dead They
w oi1Li .g hodo4 here one of yoar
friends lived and found him gone you would
not think that he was dead. You would in
quire next door where had ho moved to. Our
departed Christian friends have only taken
another house. The secret is that they are
richer now than they once were, and can af
ford a better residence. They once drank
out of earthenware; they now drink from
the King's chae. "Joseph is yet alive,"
and Jacob will go up and see him. Living,
are they! Why, if a man can live in this
damp, dark dungeon of earthly captivity,
can be not live where he breathes the bra'
ing atmosphereof the mountains of Heaven!
0, yes, they are living!
Do you think that Paul is so near dead
now as he was when he was living in the
Roman dungeon! Do you think that Fred
erick Robertson, of Brighton. is as near dead
ow as he was when, year after year, hle
lept seated on the floor, his head on the
ottom of a chair, because lie could find
ease in no other p)osition 1 )o you think that
Robert Hall is as near dead tnow us whlen,
on his couch, he tossed in physical tortures!
No. Death gave themi the few black drops
hat cured them. That is all death does to
Christian-cures him. I know that whfat
I have said implies that they are living.
There is no question about thuat. The only
uestion this morning is whether you wil
ver join them.
But 1 must not forget those two hundred
men who fainted by the brook Besor. They
ould not take another step further. Their
feet wvere sore;, their headh ached; their en
tire nature wvas exhaiusted. Besides that.
they were broken-hearted b.eauise their
homes were gone. Ziklag in ash'es! And
yet David, wheat lie comes Up to thtem, di
vides the spoils am~oug themt. He says they
shall have some of the jewels, some of tile
robes, some of the tr'easures. I look over
this audience this morning and I find at
least two hundred who have fainted by the
brook Besor-the brook of tears. You feel
as if you could not take another step far
ther, as though you could never look up
again. But I ant going to inmitate David,
and divide amoiig you some glorious tro
ph~ies. Here is a robe.
"All things 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: "'Weepig iiay endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the mtorniuig." Here is a
coronet: "Be thou faithful unto death, and
I will give thee a crown of life." 0, ye
fainting ones by thme brook Besor, dip your
bistered feet in the running stream of G~od's
mercy. Bathe your brow at the wells of
salvation. Soothe your wvounds with the
balsam that exude-, from the tree of life.
God will not utttriy cast you o!L. 0, broken
hearted man, 0. broken-heartedl woman,
fainting by the brook Besor.
A shepherd finds that his miusical pipe is
bruised. He says: "I can't get any_ more
music out of this instrument: so I will ju-st
break it, atnd I will thro w this reed .away.
Then 1 wvill get another reed, and I will ploy
music on that." But God says lie wvill not
cast you otT tuecause all the music has ;gone
out of your soul. "The brmis-d reed lie
will not'break." .As fur as I enn tell the
diagnose of your disease, you want divine
nursir.g, and it is pr'Omlised you : ."As one
whom his mothei' comnforteth, so wiill 1 comt
fort you." God will see Syou all the way
through. O troubled soul, and wvhen yocu
conic doivn to the Jor'dan of death you will
find it to be as thin a brook as Ilesor;
for Dr. Robinson says that in April
Besor dries up. anti there is no brook at all
And in your last moment you will be as
placid as the Kentucky miinister', who wvent
up to God. saying. in the dying hour:
"Write to my sister Kate and tell htir not to
be worried and frightened about tthe story
f the horrors arouiid the death bed. Tll
her there is not a word of truth in it, for 1
am there now, and Jesus is with me, and I
find it a v'ery happy way ; not because I am
a good man, for I am not; 1 am nothing but
a poor. miserable sinner; but J have an Al
mighty Saviour, and both of His arms are
May God Almighty, t hrotugh the blood of
the everlasting covenant, brinig us-iinto the
companionship of our loved ones wvho have
already entered. the Heavenly land and
entered the presence of Christ, wvhom, not
having seen, we love, and so David shall re
cover all "and as his part is that goeth
down to t'he battle, so shall h.is part be tllat
tarrith by the staff."
THAT FAMOUS CORN CROP.
The Ofricial Report of the Coniittee
Which .Ieasurted Dr. Parker's Yleld of
Corni from an Acre of Ground.
(Columbl~e Diy Regiseter.)
A great degree of interest in the pos
sibilities of corn culture in this State
has been excited by the offer by the
American Agricultarist of a premium
of $500 in gold for the largest yield of
corn from one acre of ground, and to
which our State Board of Agriculture
will add $50) more if the premium is
secured by a South Carolina planter.
.THE REGISTER has already given ex
tracts from a letter of Dr. Parker,
whose record for the largest yield of
corn has never been equalled, in relation
to the manner in which lie prepared the
land, etc. Below will be found some
oilicial statements in regard to the mat
ter which were published at the time in
the Farmtr and Plauter, and which
now are furnished for publication by the
Department of Agriculture:
g }ir the Formter and Pl nter". )
REI'(RT ON CoRN.
7h the Erenfire Comistre of the St'ate .4ried
GENTLEMEN: As a competitor for the
premIiul to be awarded for the largest
yield of corn from two acres of ground,
i herewith present the certilicate of the
committee, and the letter of Mr. Veal,
who measured the land; also the follow
inig report on the preparation of the
round and culture of the crop:
The ground selected for my experi
ment was sand hill branch land. After
drying it by underground drains, it was
broken up with a conunen tongue plough
in November. About twenty-five two
horse loads of manure from mly cow
house were spread over each acre in
I)eeenber, and well ploughed in with a
wo-horse plough (Glaze), followed with
tin subsoil plough. drawn, by twe mules.
About the first of March another coat
of stable and cow manure was spread
and plouglied in as the first. Early in
April three cart loads of air slacked
ime and two sacks of salt were spread
over each acre and lightly ploughed nn
der. 0n the 14th of May the ground was
thoroiahly ploughed with Glaze's large
iron plough, harrowed level and laid off
thirty inches apart with a shovel plough.
Guano and plaster was sprinkled in the
furrows-near 200 pounds of the former
and :mt, pounds of the latter to each
The seed selected for planting was
from North Carolina and designated
'Bale Mountain Corn." After soaking it
during the night in a strong solution of
nitre it was planted from eight to twelve
inches distance in the row, covered it
with hoes and rolled the ground leaving
it. perfectly level. On the 14th it was
>loughed with a long, very narrow
ow and dressed over with- hoes. On
was repeated, each time leaving the
ground leyel: About the first of July
it was necessary to draw a ridge about
the roots of the corn to prevent its fall
ng. During a protracted drought acre
No. I was twice irrigated and acre No.
2 had the water turned on it once.
As you will learn from the certificate
of the committee, the yield from acre
No. 1 was 200 bushels and twelve quarts:
from acre No. 2, 116 bushels and six
quarts, making from the two acres 316
bushels and eighteen quarts.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
.1. W. PARKER.
Columbia, Nov. 9, 1857.
The undersigned, acting as a commit
tee, certify that they have, with care,
spel intended the harvestimg and mea
srment of the product of two acres of
roumd bielonging to and cultivated by
Dr. J. W. Parker, whiieb ground we
ould denominate sand hill branch land;
ad tind the viebd of- corn to be on Acre
No. 1 t wo hu'ndred bushels and twelve
(uarts, and on Acre No. 2 one hundred
ad~ sixteenl buishels and six qutar.ts
aking from two acres (according to
Ufr. yeal's survey). Itree Inainelred and
~i.teen lotshely~ anel eig/hteenU qtuarts of
ood, sound corn, the manner and ineal
uremien t of which we regard as accurate,
ad such as would be entirely satisfac
tory to us if we were buying.
ft is knowvn to a part of the commit
c that Acre No. 2, or a large portion
(it it, wa plughied up at a late periou
and plantedl over~, which very probatbly
was ani inijuiry to the crop and~ lessened
the yield.' Jonsx DENT, JRt.,
W. L. G4oonwiN,
"Dairy Farm," (Columbiai, October 21,
DR. JT. W. lPARKE---Deardir 1 mea
sured on vesterdayv the corn lot as shown
ime inl the'tield on West( side of the main
rod, anid find it to contain one acre, and
have measured oft atnd staked one acre'
of corn i:1 the field East side of the road.
Verv truly yours.
THos. C. YE.L, Architect.
(olumbia, S. C. October 21, 185i7.
The Cowles- Initernail Revenuez. Bi11.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.- A call has
~en issued for a special meeting of the
11ouse commninittee on appropriations to
morrow to consider the Cowles internal
revenue bill. handall says that as his
coit tee has completed all of the rou
tine work of the session connected with
th1e preparation oif the regular annual
apiproprttion bills, he believes that it
must as a matter of duty obey the in
strueionis of the lfouse conveyed by the
vote upon which the revenue bill was
referred to the committee. lIe was un
able to say wvhat disposition would be
made of the bill by the committee on
A Drawni Slugginig Maitch.
NoRTil J cul).iN, Ind., Feb. 13.-At the
end of the sixtyv-sixth round the referee
declared thle ighit between MeAulifife
and Myers a dIraw.
WASm tNuTON, Feb. .13Z.- The Senate
has conitirmedC~ the nomination of Coin
miissioner Cohnain to b~e Secretary of
The Itond P'urca,.es.
\ AsuuNc.TON, Feb. 14.-T'he Treasury
to-day accepted $886.500 four and a half
per. ent. bonds at 109(dil91.
BOULANGER'S POSSIBLE BRIDE.
An American Lady may Share the For.
turnes of the Ativenturos Gree-na;l.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 11.--The Rk
public ibis morning announces that it
has good reasons to believe that if Gen.
Boulanger, the central political figure in
France at present, obtains a divorce
from his wife, he will shortly thereafter
marry the divorced wife of Joseph D.
Lucas of this .city. The lady in ques
tion was, before marriage, Miss Fannie
McLaran, daughter of Colonel Charles
McLaran, one of the old and prominent
citizens of St. Louis. The union with
Mr. Lucas, whose father, Jamas I. Lu
cas, was the wealthiest man in this city
before his death, was an unhappy one,
and she obtained a divorce a year or
two ago, since when she has been in
Europe, and is now in Italy. She is a
very handsome and accomplished wo
man, and first met the General in New
York in 1S81, at a reception given to
the delegation of French notables who
came to this country to participate in
the celebration of the centennial of the
battle of Yorktown. le is said to have
been much impressed with her beatuty
on that occasion. Later he met her
again in this city, and it is said that he
has improved this acquaintance since
Mrs. Lucas has been in Europe.
THE APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE.
General Boulanger's application for
divorce accuses Mmne. Boulanger, nec
Lucy Renouard, of having resided at
the Hotel du Louvre while her husband
was at the War Office; of having refused
to reside at the latter building, where
her proper.place and true domicile were;
of ha4ing refused to reside at Clermont
Ferrand during the time of his coin
nand there, and of having only gone
there for a month, when her husband
was obliged to be in Paris to sit on a
military commission: of lever having
appeared at his residence while he was
confined to bed after his duel with M.
Floquet; of having forbidden her daugh
ters to go there; of not only declining to
be present at the marriage of her daugh
ter, but of having twice refused her con
sent to it, without giving a reason, in
spite of attemps made by the General's
notary, who went twice on purpose to
Versailles, and of having thereby clearly
shown that her only object was to thwart
and interfere with the wishes of her
In reply to this Mime. Boulanger has
lodged statements. As regards her resi
dence at the Hotel du Louvre, she says
it was General Boulanger himself who
selected and took her apartments at that
hotel; that during the whole period of
the General's tenure of office as Minister
for War the closest unity never ceased
to exist between husband and wife, ex
cept as regarded the question of resi
dence at the Ministry, and that she went
at Clermont-Ferrand, one of the daugh
ters lived there with him, and his wife
remained behind for a time, thinking at
first that his residence there would be of
short duration, and fearing a removal.
She went, however, to Clermont-Ferrand
while the General was there, and she
even returned to Paris with him.
As for the duel, Mme. Boulanger de
clares that she knew that the wound
was not serious and that the General
was admirably attended to. She ob
tained daily news of the state
of the patient. and if she was
unwilling to go to the house in the
RIue Dumont d'Urville and to allow her
daughters to appear there it was be
cause she did not know what persons
she or her daughters might be .brought
in contact with.
The statement of Mine. Boulanger is
silent as regards her absence frotn her
daughter's wedditng and her refusal to
consent to it. This looks as if Mine.
Boulanger'wished to avoid replying to a
question which would exp~ose her to the
risk of piassing judgment on the course
taken by her daughter and as if, in such
a case, she proposed to reserve her r
ply, if it should be required, to be made
in the pleading of M. Barboux, her
It. ap~pears from all this that, except
ing the allusion to the encounters to
which she might be exp~osedl on going to
see her husband, the statetment ot Mine.
Boulanger contains no accusan on
against the coniduct or p)rivate life of the
RICHMOND TERMINAL PLANS.
The Gigantic D~eal With Jay Oonh11 Nearly
NEW YoRK, Feb. 12.-Messrs. Dow
& Jones say: "We hear that the finan
cial plan of the Richmond Terminal con
templates the authorization of an issue
of $25,000,000O blanket bonids, .but that
of this amount only enough will be is
sued to take up the $4,500,000 floating
debt incurred by the purchase of the
Georgia Company, the preferred stock
and the collateral trust beyond. The
bonds needed to take care of the floatinig
debt are said to have been sold last
week." An officer of the Richmond
Terminal is quotedi as saying: 'The ne
gotiations between the Missouri Pacific
Railroad and the Richmond Terminal
Company have been practically com
pleted, although the p)apers .have nio
been signed. As soonl as thrsis d(one
work will be begun upon the line from
Birmingham to Huntingdon, where the
Iron Mountain road will connect with
the Missouri Pacific. The money for
completing this line has been provnded.'
LIKE AN OLD ROMAN.
Rusian Sentry Sticks to his Post
-Through an Earthquake.
The Emperor of Russia has just deco
rated andi rewtarded a private soldici
wvhose fidelity to his duty recalls tihe sto
ries of the Roman sentinels who perished
in the destruction of Pompeii. When thc
recent earthquake destr-oyed a small
Russian town in Central Asia, this sol
dier was on duty in the military treasury.
Although the hoijses wer-e erashmin
ar.und him this faithful fellow stood
motionless, waiting death. The onl.1
sign'that he showed that he appr-eciated
the situation was the fact that he raised
his hands as soldiers do at prayer. For
tunately a sergeant in the strecet saw hir
amid thie ruins and instantly ordered
him to leave his post which he did right
ICE CREAM AND HEAVEN.
A Trance Prodigy Rata the One and
Thinks She Is In the Other.
1f AIRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11.-Hundreds
of people are still flocking to the resi
dence of .John Parthemore, at Steelton,
where little Lillie Bodmer is lying in
what is denominated a religious trance.
Her form is rigid. She constantly stares
upward and claims to be in communica
tion with God.
Lillie is said to have been converted
on the 1st inst.. at a revival at Steelton.
Her religious fervor was followed by a
calm, which was succeeded by. the
trance. The-physicians are unable to
prescribe any treatment, and the only
things she has eaten since her confine
ment are oranges and ice cream. She
seems to believe herself in heaven and
almost constantly speaks of Christ. She
recognizes no one- by name.
,While talking of objects which she
claims to see in the spirit world she will
stop suddenly, her form will become
rigid, her eyeballs roll upwards and re
main fixed, and her hands and arms
continue stiff in whatever position they
happen to be whef she sinks into the
trance. She was asked by Rev. Mr.
Keefer where she had been, and she re
"Oh! I have been flying around with
Jesus. We have - been to Highland,
Ilarrisburg and Steelton. Oh! we have
been all around."
She never received any education, a
fact to be noticed in her formation of
sentences. Upon returning to conscious
ness from one of her trances, during
which she had wept, she. was asked
what made her cry. Her answer was:
"Oh! I was praying for my relatives "
When any one speaks to her she does
not look at them, but feels for their
hands and takes them in hers. She has
never read the Bible, yet whenever she
is asked by any one who holds her hands
about certain Biblical doctrines she will
answer in an intelligent manner. When
asked a question she cannot answer she
says: "Wait, I'll ask Jesus."
Then she turns her head to the wall,
her lips move, and a little later she gives
the correct answer. She speaks of the
Lord with perfect freedom and assur
ance, and is extremely affectionate with.
those who talk to her. The girl never
gets any spasms, is not hysterical and
does not grow weak. She is wholly
Said the Rev. Mr. Keefer, he'r pastor:
"It is a wonderful case, but it is no
mental aberration. I am not a Spiritu
alist in any sense of -the word, but I do
believe that this girl has direct commu
nication with the spirit world. She- is
with them; she speaks to them; she is a
manifestation of the diviue power. I
could give you columns of strange things
she has told about people whom she
it is a great mystery, indeed."
Other doctors speak from a purely
medical point of view, and say that the
girl's mind is unbalanced.
An Important Conference.
On the 26th inst. this city will be the
scene of a most important meeting, not' -=
only to the Episcopal Church, which . is
most directly concerned, but as well
outside the denomination, for anything
pertaining to the settlement of the
"color question" or any branch thereof
can but be of general interest.
On the date stated a conference will
be held in St. Luke's Episcopal Church
(colored) between the commission ap
pointed at the Episcopal Diocesan Con
vention, which met at Anderson last
May, and the vestries of St Mark's
Church of Charleston, St. Luke's of this
city, the Church of the Epiphany
of ~Summerville, the Calvary of
Charleston and the colored clergy
of the diocese, to effect, if' possible, a
complete separation into two organiza
tions under the Bishop of the diocese of
the white and colored churches thereof.
The comnmission referred to was ap
pointed at the Anderson Convention
undler the resolution offered by. Dr.
Porter of Charleston, and is made up of
three clergymen, selected by the clergy,
three laymnen, selected by the laity,
with the Bishop as chairman, and con
sists of the Rev. Dr. A. T. Porter and
the Rev. Messrs. Ellison Capers and
John Kershaw, and Messrs. R. W..
Shand, J. L. Manning and J. P. K.
A meeting was held by this commis
sion near Hendersonville last August
and another at Sumter on the 18th of
January last, with the purpose -of dis
cussing the matter entrusted to it with
a view of making a report to the next
convent ion, which will be held at Aiken
on the 10th of May next.
The decision reached at the meeting
at Sumter was not made public at the
time. but is now in part made evident
by the conference arranged for the 26th
in this city.
It is thought probable thitt the com
mission have decided to recommend, if
it shall be found practicable tor the re
commendation tn be carried into effect,
the adoption by the Aiken Convention of
the "Sewanee canon," or something
similar to it, to settle the present dif
The canon in question was adopted at
the Sewanee Conference held in 1883 for
the government of missionary organiza
tions within constituted Episcopal juris
Ii provides that in any diocese con
taning a large number of persons of
color, it shall be lawful for the Bishop
and Convention of the same to consti
tute such population into a special mis
sionarv organization, under the charge
of the' Bishop, such organizations and
their ministers to be received into union
with the convention of the diocese only
on such terms and by such process as
may be provided by the committee it
self. It is therefore to settle, if pos
sible, the "terms" and . process" re
ferred to that the Columbia conference
has been called.
The colored Episcopalians of this city,
who comp~lrise some of the most intelli- -
gene and respected members of their
race, are greatly interested in the com
ing meeting. and at St. Luke's next Sun
day the matter will be discussed in all
its bearings and the necessary.- arrange
ments made for the conference.-Colum