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,O.V MA:NNING' C LARENTDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY2218.
COL._______ T.------ r ~ ~ ~ ,~ trry
A Discourse Appropriate to the
The Glorious Condition of These United
Statea-The American Colonies
and tho.Great Rev
Last Sunday Dr. Talmago preached in
the Brooklyn Tabernarla to a vast audi
ence. His teo was II. Kings vi. 17: "And
the Lord rpened the eyes of the young
man; and be saw: and, behold, the moun
tain was full of horses and ohariots of fire
round about Eisha." He said:
As it cost England many regiments and
two million dollars a year to keep safely a
troublesome captive at St. H3lena, so the
king of Syria sends out a whole army to
capture one minister of religion-perhaps
50,000 men to take Elisha. During tha
night the army of Assyrians came around
the village of Dothan, where the prophet
was staying. At early daybreak the man
servant of Elisha rushed in and said:
"What shall we do? there is a whole army
come to destroy you. We must die, we
must die." But Elisha was not scared a
bit, for he looked up and saw the
mountains all around full of super
natural forces,- and he knew that
if there were 50, 00 Assyrians against
him there were 100,000 angels for hin;
and in answer to the prophet's prayer in
behalf of his affrighted man servant, the
young man saw it, too. Horses of fire har
nessed to chariots of fire, and drivers of
fire pulling reins of fire on bits of fire; and
warriors of fire with brandished sword of
fire, and the brilliance of that morning
sunrise was ec:ised by the tall;ping
splendors of the celestial cavalc :de. "And
the Lord opened the eyes of the young
man; and he saw; and, behold, the moun
tain was full of horses and chariots of fire
round about Elisha." I have often spoken
to you of the Assyriaa perils which threat
en our American institutions. but now as
we are assembling to keep centennial
celebration of the inauguration of Wash
ington, I speak of the upper forces of the
text that are to fight on ou: side. If all
the low levels are filled wi:h armed
threats, I have to tell you taa h -
ta ' . ot.. u.hop n&oarage and faith
'-_2full of the horses and chariots of Di
You will notice that the Divine equipage
is always-represented as a chariot of fire.
Ezekial and Isaiah and John, when they
come to describe the Divine equipage. al
ways represent it as a wheeled, a har
nessed, an upholstered conflagration. It
is not a chariot like Kings and conquerors
of earth mount, but a,. organized. and
compressed fire. That means purity, jus
tics, chastisement, deliverance through
burning escapes. Chariot of rescue? yes,
but chariot of fire. All our national dis
enthrallments have been through scorch
ing agonies and rod disasters. Throu;h
tribulation the individual rises. Through
tribulations nations rise. Chariots of res
cus, but chariots of fire.
But how. do 1 know that this Divine
equipage-is on the side of our institutions?
I know it by the history of the last one
hundred and eight years. The American
Bevolution started from the pen of John
Hancock ' Independence Hall in 1476.
The colonies without ships, witho" - -
iio without guns, with trained
without money, w' outprestige.
ther side. the ghtiest nation of
the largest armies, and the
, and- the most distin
miandern and resources in
ble, and nearly all nations ready
to back them up in the fight. Nothing as
The cause of the American colonies,
which started atszero, dropped still lower
thbth[,quegling of the~ Gemei-als.
and through the Jealousies at small suc
esses, and through the winters which
surpassed, alla predecessors in- depth. of
snow ad-horrors of congealment. Elisha
surrounded by the whole A~ssy.rian army
did not seem to be worse off than dicd the
thirteen colonies encompassed and over-.
shadowed by foreign assaalt. What de
edet1theeontest in-our favor? The upper
forties, the upper armies. The Green and
White .montains of New England5.
tI~e Eighlands along A-he Hudson, . the.J
mo'intains- -of Virginia,. all t:.pp-i
lachg e angg' were fall of re.-force
iunt 'wfi'J:he' yous.ng:niin Wash
Insgte Saw by-faith; an~d his med endured1
tihe fiosen feet, and tegangrened wounds,
and the exhqssung-hanger, and the long
maroeh bedause "the Lord opened the eyes
'othe ogma; and he saw: and, :be
ere a a
.-d.hariots of fire round abouti Elisha.
WashingforihImself waw5amiracle. ..What
-oha~.p in-sacred history the-'frst
~Iresldet wasin secular hlstory.
A..thousand othier men excelled him In dif
fore4hings,.bkkegrZcelled them all Ia
rouniess audco felis'of character.
The world never saw his like, and proba
bly'nerer will see his like again, because
there yirobably never will be another such
exxgency, He was let down a Divine in -
terposition. .He was,from God.dimet.
I do not know how any man can read
the history of those times without admit
ting that the contest was decided by the
Tbpa in 1881, when our civil war opened,
many at the North and at the South pro-.
-nounced it national suicide. It was not
courage against cowardice, it was not
wealth against poverty, it was not large
:jStoates againsi small States. It was hero
-~Ism agnst herism,.it was the resources
o .emany generations against the resources
- fgeneration's, It was the prayer of the
ao~hagainst the prayer of the South, it
'eWne--half o tihenation in armed wrath.
mting:-hS othier h-a'f of the' nation in.
armed jignation. What could come but
At; the openin~g of the war the command
er-in-chief of -the United States forces
wa a man who hiad been great in battle,
but old age-had come with many infirm-.
itioe.Add.he had a right to quietude. He
could not mount a ho:'se, and he rode on
the battle field in a carriage asking the'
driver not to jolt It too much. During the
most oef the foir years of the contest, on
the Southern side was a man in mid-life,
wholiad in his veins the bicol of many
generations of warriors, himself one of
the heroes of Cherubusco and Cerro Gordo,
Contreras and Chapultepec. As the yearj
passed on and the seroll, of carnage ung
ronled, there- came out from both sides a
heroism and a strength and a determina
tion that the wo-ld had never seen mnar
shaled. And what but extermination
could come when .Philip Sheridan andI
Stonewall Jackson met, and Nathaniel
Lyz.'and Sidney Johnston rode in from
north and south, and Grant and Lee, the
thunderbolts of battle, clashed? Yet, we
are a nation, and yet we are at peace.
Earthly courage did not decide'the con
:filect. , The upper forces ,of the text. They
tell is there was a battle fought above the
clouds on Lookout mountain; but there
was something higher than that.
igain, the horses and chariots of God
came to the rescue of this nation In 1876,
at the- close of a Presidential election fa
mors for devilish feronity. ~A darker
cloud yet settled~down upon this nation.
The result of the election was in dispute.
andrevolution, not between two or three
sections, but revolution in every town andI
village and city of the United S ates.
semel .imminent. The prospect was tint
~T~Orl wuld throttle New Yorkc, and
New Orleans would grip New Orleans, and
Boston, Boston, and Savannah, Savannah,
and Washington, Wasningtou. Some said
Mr. Tilden was elected; others said Mr.
Hayes was elected; and how near we
came to universal massacre some of us
guessed, bat God only knew. I ascribe
our escape not to the honesty and right
eousness of infuriated politicians. but I
ascribe it to the upper forces of the text.
Chariots of mercy rollel in. and though
the wheels were not heard and the flash
was not seen. yet all t'trough the moun
tains of the north and tae south and the
east and the west, though the hoofs did
not clatter, the cavalry of God galloped
by. I tell you Gul is the friend of this na
tion. In the awful excitement at the mas
sacre of Lincoln, when there was a pros
pect that greater slaughter would open
upon this nation. God hushed the tempest.
In the awful excitement at the time of
Garfield's assassination, God put his foot
on the neck of the cyclone.
To prove that God is on the side of this
nation, I argue from the last eight or nine
great national harvests, and from the
national health of the last quarter of a
century, opidemics very exceptional, and
from the great revivals of religion, and
from the spreading of the Church of God,
and from the continent blossoming with
a;ylums and reformatory institutions, and
from an Edenization which proumises that
this whole land is to be a paradise where
God shall walk in the cool of the day.
If in other sermons I showed you what
was the evil that threatened to upset and
demolish Americam institutions, I am on
couraged more th in I can tell you as I see
the regiments wiceling down the sky, an 1
my jeremiads turn into doxo:o;;ies, an I
that which was the Good Friday of the na
tion's crucillxion b-ecomes the Eas:er morn
of its resurrec:ion. Of course GUa works
through human insiumentalities, and
this nationai bettermen. is to come among
other th:ngs through a scrutinized baillot
box. By the law of registration it is almost
i:uposs ble now to have il'egal voting.
There was a time-you anti I rem-tmber it
wrl.-when droves of vagabonds wandered
up and down on ele:ti ,n day and from
poll to poli, and vo:e i h--r-, and voted
there, n 1 voted everywhere, anid taur.
was no eli:'4' if tit-re wry ~
~ourted to ne thimg, Teemuse nothing;
could so suddetly be proved upon the vag
abonds. Now, in every well organized
neighborhood, every vo er is watched w:th
severest scrutiny. 1 m..st tell the regis
trar moy name, and how old I am, and how
long I have resided in the State, and how
long [ have resided in the ward, or the
township, and if I misrepresent fifty wit
nesses will rise and shut me out from the
biliot box. Is not that a great advance? And
then notice the law that prohiLits a man
voting. if he has bet on th3 election. A step
further needs to be taken, and that man
forbidden a vote who has offered or taken a
bribe, whether it be in the shape of a free
dfrink, or cash paid down, the suspicious
cases obliged to put their hand cu :he Bi
ble and swear their vote in if they vote at'
all. So through the sacred chest of our,
nation's suffrage, redemptio .l s1ra
God alto will save I .ationt. rough
an aroused m n-timent. There has
never been :.a much discusion of morals
and imnmrals. Men, whether or not they
ackn -le ge what is right: have to think
at is r-,ht. IWe have men who have
had their h nds in the public treasury the
the most of geir lifetm-, stealing all they
could lay t!eir hands on, discoursing
eloquently alout dishonesty in public
servants, and \men with two or three
families of their own, preaching elo
quently about th' beauties of the seventh
commandment. ,ae question of sobriety
and drunkenness is thrust in the face of this
nation as never before, and to take a part
in our political'contests. The question of
national sobri ty is going to be respect
fully and -~rentially harml at the-bar .of
ever a slature and everHosofRp
resrtativeend every United States San
ndan omnipo e'mt voice will ring
down the sky and across this land and
ack again, saying to these rising tides of
drunkenness which threaten to whelm
home-and church and nation: "Thus (ar
shalt.thou come, but no further, and here
shall thy proud wraves be stay'ed."
I have not in my mind a shadow of dis
heartenment as large as the shadow of a
housefly's wing. My faith is in the upper
-forces, the upper armies of the text. Gost
is not dead. The chariots are not un
wheeled. If you would only pray more
and wash. your eyes in the cool, bright
water fresh fronm the well of Christian re
form, it would be said of you, as of this
one of theitext: "Tfie Lord opened the
behod-, thet mountain was full of horses
and chariots of fire round ai~out Elisha.'
When the army of Antigonus went into
battle his soldiers were very much dis
couraed. and th~y rushod up to the gen
era! anid said to him: "Dun't you see we
have'a few zorcis aid they have s:> many
more?" gmnd the soldiers were aifrighted
at the smallness of their number and the
greatness of the enemy. Antigonus, their
commander, str aightened h mslf up and
said, with Indignation and vehemence:
"How many do you reckon me to be?"
And when we see the vast armies arrayed
aaist the cause of sobriety it may some
time be ve3ry .discourair'ng, *ut I ask you,
1in makingyp. your esti. .ate of the forces
of righteousnss- as < -y oi how many do
yu reckon toe Lord Go1I Aimighty to be?
He is oar comfmaadelr. The Lord of Hosts
is his name. I hav., thme bst authority
1for saying that the char.ots ot God are
twenty th jusan I, and the miountains are
~ull of them.
You will take. wi houit iny saying It
Stmy -02ly faith is in Christianity and
In the upper forces sugg-stel in the text.
pol t8al parties com-, and go and they
oliet aind thay mey be wrong;
bu ed le3and I think he had ordained
this mtatsoa for a career of prosperity that
no de agogsm will be able to halt. I ex
pect t~ live to see a political party which
w~ill h ve a pla-.formn of two panks-the
'en Clmmandments and the Ser-mon on
the $1;ut When thmat party is formed iL,
wm s ep across this land like a tornada'
I was g ing to say, but when I think (t is
ot to bdevastation but resuscitation, I
change theifigure and say, su-.h a party as
hat wilgeop across thisland l.ike spics
gales fr~om ~eaven.
Have you pny doubt of the need of the
Christian regIgion to purify and make de.
tentAreriepn politics ! At every yearly
.or qtiadrien ial election we have in this
-nty, .g a manufactories, manufatc
tories "of'lie~ and they are run day and
night, and i. ey turn out a dozen a day all
equipped an ready for full sailing. Large
lies and sma lies. Lies privart iand lies
public and s prurient. Lies cut bias
and lies cut iagonal. Long-limtel lies,
ies with dcu eteck action. Lies compli
mentary and ies defamatory. Lies that
some people b leve and lies that all peo
ple believe, a lies that nobody believes.
Lies with hu s like camels and scales
like crocodil and necks as long as
storks and fee as swift as an ante ope's
and stings 1- e -adders, Lies raw and
scalloped and uned and stewed. Crawl
ing lies and ju lug li.s and soaring lies..
Lies with attac eat screws and rufifiers
and braiders ready-wound bobb.ars.
Lies by Christi people who never lie ex
capt during elec ons, and lies by people
who always lie, t beat themselves in a
Fresidential cam gn.- .
I confess I am amed to have a for
egier visit t~h niry in such times. I
shu - uld stand dazed, his
hand on his pocket Lo >k, and dare not go
out nights. What -will the hundreds of
thousands of foreigners who come here to
live think of us? What a disgust they
-must have for the land of their adoption I
The only good thing about it is, many of
them can not understand the English lan
guage. But I suppose the G:,rman and
Italian and Swedish and French papers
translate it all an I peddle out the infernal
stuff to their subscribers.
.Nothing but Christianity will ever stop
such a flood of indecency. - The Christian
religion w ill speak after a while. The Bil
lingsgate and low scandal through which
we wade every year or every foar years,
must be rebuked by that religion which
speaks from its two great mountains, from
the one mountain intoning the command,
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against
thy neighbor," and from the other mount
making ploa for igindu:es and love and
blessing rather than cursing. Yes, we are
going to have a national religion.
There are two kinds of national religion.
The one is supported by the State, and is a
matter of human poitics, and it has great
patronage, and under it man will struggle
for prominence without reference to qual
iications and it; archbishop is supported
by a salary of ;75,0J0 a y ear, and there are
great cathedrals, with all the machinery
of music and canonicals, and room for a
thousand people, yet an a'tidience of fifty
people, or twenty people, or ten, or two.
We want no such religion as that, no
such national religion; but we want this
kind of .national religion-the vast ma
jority of the people converted and evange
l-,ad, and then they will mana-4e the secu
lar a4 well as the religious.
Do you say this is imp:acticab'e? No.
The time is coming just as certainly as
there is a God and that this is His book
and that He has the strength and the hon
esty to fu'fi~l His promises. One of the
ancient emperors used to pride himself -on
performing that which his counselors said
was impossible, and I have to tell, you to
day that man's impossibles are God's
easles. "Hath He said and shall lie not
do it? Hath He commanded, and will He
not bring it to pass ' The Christian re
lizion is corning to take posses
sion of every ballot-box. of every
school-house, of every .1ome. yeve
valley, of every mountain, of every acre
of our national domain. This nation,not
withstanding all the evil influences that
are trying to destroy it, is going to live.
Never sinca, according to John Milton,
when "Satan was hurled headlong flaming
from the ethereal skies in hideous ruin
and combustion down," have the powers
of darkness been so determined to win this
continent as they are now. What a jewel
it is-a jewel carved in relief, the cameo of
this planet! On one side of us the Atlantic
ocean, dividing as from the worn out gov
ernuents of Eurcps. On the other side
the Pacific ocean, dividing us from the
supertitions of Asia. On the north of us
the Arctic sea, which is the gymnasium in
which the explorers and navigators de
. it ourage. A continent 10,500
-miles long, 17,0000i square n.a, m:1. all
of it but about one-seventh capable of rich
cultivation. One' hundred millions of
population on this continent of North and
South America-one hundred millions,
and room for many millions more. A
flora and all fauna,. all metals and all
precious woods, and all grains an I fruits,.
The Appalachian range the backbone. and
the rivers the ganglia carrying life all
through and out to the extremities.
Isthmus of Darien, the narrow. waist
of a giant continent, all to be under one
government, and all free, and all Chris
tian, and the scene of Christ's personal
reign on earth if, according to the expec
tation of many good people, he shall at
last setup his throne in this world. Who
shall have this hemisphere, Christ or Sa
tanl? Who shali have the shores of her in
land-seas, the silver of her Nevadas, the
gold of her Coloralios, the telescopes of
her observatories, the brain of he: u ii
versities, the wheat of her prairi is, the
rice of her savannas, the two great ocean
beaches-the one reaching from Baffin's
bay to Terra del Fuego. and the other
from Behring straits to Cape Horn-and
all the moral and tempo: al and spiritual
and everlastinrg interests of a population
vast beyond all humin computation? Who
shall have the temisphere? You and I
wilt decide that, or help to decide it, by
conscientious vote, by earnest prayer, by
maintenance of Christian itnstitutions, by
support of great philanthropies, by put
ting bo-.y, mind and soul on the right
side of ail moral, religious an I national
Ah !.it will not be long before It ijil not
make iny differenies to y~ouoi- toine; sshat
Scoes of this cozitinent, .so faras -ear th
ry com?'ti oneIe.Ad. All we want of
it will be seven feet t'y threlis irr& ei
will take in the largest, and there will be
room and to spare. That is all of this
country we will need very' soon-the.
youngest of us But we have an anr~ety
about the wvelfare and the happiness of*
the generations that are coming on, and
it wvill be a gran 1 thing if, when the
archangel's tc-umpat sounuds, wc findi that
or sepulcher. fire the ose Joseph of Ari
mathea provided for Christ, is in the
midst ofr a garden.
ONE secret act'-of self-denial, one saCri
fle of incliation to duty, is worth all the
mere good thoughts, warm feelings of -pas
sionate prayers in which 'idle people in
dalge themselves.-J. IL Newman.
Killed the Baby.
A shocking affair occurred on Wed
nesday in the Northern part of the city
near "the encampment ground. Joe
Steadnians wife died some months ago,
eavinig bim a house full of children.
He went olf to Clifton, leaving them
there. Little Gabriella, two years old,
was crying, and H~ester, eight years
old, said that she would stop her. WVhen
some neighbors passed by a little later
tle baby was dead, with its head
bruised and crushed with a heavy stiek.
The ba'y had been sernt to the p'oor
house. but the father had brought it
home. But what could the jury (of in
quest do ? Li~ttle Hester could not be
hanged. -They brought in a ver-dict of
death by an unknown hand. The people
are very poor.-Sparta nbu rg Herald.
Kitty is witty.
Nettie is pretty.
Lute is eute aind small:
Irene is a queen,
Annette is a pet.
Nell is the bell of the ball:
Dianrtha is wealthy.
'Bertha is heailtlhy.
And hecalth is the best (ofall.
Perfect healith keeps her 'rosy rind radinnt.
beautiful aind blooming. sensible and sweet. It
is ecurei1 by wholesome habits anii the use of
1Dr. Pieree's FavoritelPrescriprin. Bierrha
tikes it, anud she also "takes the eak e." Tihe
only aranteed cure for those distressing -hil
mets pseculiar to woman. Satisfaction or your
For Constipation or Sick Headache. use Dr.
Pierce's Pelles: Purely Vegetable. One a dose.
Large Pacingm Houses Burned.
CouNCIL BhtUFFS.' Iowa, May 17.-J.
Q. Stewart's big packing hotuses in this
city were burned yesterdg. Every pos
sible effort was made to save the con
tents of the building, but the fire spread
so rapidly among the meats that almost
nothing was .taken out. About one
million pounds of meats iwas destroyed.
The total loss will exceed $t00,000, most
of which is covered byfitsurance. The
THE CITY BY THE SEA.
110W THE COLUMBIA EXCURSIONISTS EN
JOYED TIhEMISELVES YESTERDAY.
Unveiling of the Monument to the Me
mory of the Dead German Soldiers Wbo
Served in the Confederate Army-The
Baseball Game Between Charleston and
Columbia Teams-Delightful Weather.
CHARLESTON, May 15.--[Special to The
Register.J-A very considerable number
of Columbians spent to-day in the City
by the Sea, and from all accounts had a
verypleasant time. A special matinee
was given in their honor at the Grand
Opera House this afternoon at which
"Olivette" was rendered. Several hun
dred of the excursionists attended, while
orhers went up to the park to see the
game of ball. The weather was simply
delightful. There was a drop in the
temperature from 90 to .55, an agreeable
change from the recent hot wave. The
party left here to-night in good health
THE GERMAN MONUMENT
- The great event of to-day, however,
was the unveiling of the monument to
the memory of the dead soldiers of the
four 'German companies which left
Charleston to serve in the Confederate
army. The mnonumnent is in Bethany
Cemetery, the German burying ground.
It is of Coiumbia granite. with bronze
*ta.bl.rt -'nd surmounted by a statue in
bronze of the late General John A.
Wagener, who is rp-esented as a can
noneer in the uniform of the German
Artillery, with sponge staff in band,
watching the flight of the shot that
has just be!en fired. Among
the distinmuished 7 tem p tj41- u..were
.ter-JlmpIon, who dtllivered itfe
meiorial oration, Governor Richardson
and Captain Bachman, who was an
offier in one of the four German com
panies. The ceremonies were very sim
ple, consisting of the oration by Senator
Iau pton, a short address by .Speaker
Jamues Simons, a prayer by the venerable
D1". Muller and music. The German
Artillery was organized-in 1842 and re
organized in 1876 by Captain F. W.
agener It is the largest military or
gnization to-day in South Carolina,
having a membership of over 200, two
batteries. of steel parrot rifles, a com
plete infantry equipment, a pioneer
corps and a band of forty pieces.
In his address Senator Hampton said:
"We regard our dead as martyrs, and
God forbid that any of their living com
rades, their cescendants to the remotest
tr N ." nrL tor as traitor;.
Words, my friends, are not -merely
empty sounds in the domains of history.
They are things, potent factors, not only
in shaping events, but in placing these
events in a true light before the world,
and we should never acknowledge that
we were rebels or traitors. That ques
tion is to be decided by the verdict of
impartial history and that of posterity,
and we may well be satisfied to commit
our cause and our conduct to those
--Let me not be understood as discuss
ing the merits of the great conflict which
arrayed one section of - the country
against the other; which wrought such
idespond devastation, and which cost
so muh in treasure and the loss ot so
iiany rj3ecious lives. The questions
which brought about that unhappy war
have been settled, and he is no true
atriot who would strive to kindle the
tires of sectional hate or reopen wounds
whieh the kind hand of time
has healed. No higher duty can
inspire the heart of every pa
triot than' that which imnpels
him to devote all his .energies of mfid
and body to make this country worthy
of the admiration and respect of the
world, a tit home for all time to come of
American freemen. This duty devolves
on us of the South as urgently as upon
an other 'citizens of this broad land.
for whatever may have been the issues
which brought about the civil w , we
must remember tha ow, all
North, South t and West
have but country and Constitution,
,of which our allegiance is due.
But while we of the South reeognize this
fact fully,it doesnot followthat weshould
refuse to do honor to the memory of our
dead comrades. The men who met us
in battle would teel a just con
tempt for us were we base
enough to forget those who gave
their lives for the cause which they and
we believed in our inmost hearts to be
just and right. We should, indeed, be
time-serving cravens if we allowed the
memory of these men, of their untimely
death, to pass forever from our hearts,
or if we should fail to leave enduring
monuments to them as evidences of our
love and our gratitude.
"We can do nothing to show a grate
ful people's gratitude to our surviving
veterans. Poor, old, maimed, broken in
heart as in tortune, they are forced to
fight life's hard battle unaided. We have
no overflowing treasury from which to
pension the brave soldiers who gave
their all freely to their State. All was
staked on the issue and all was lost."?
"1 have no words of censure for the
liberality of the North in granting pen
sions to her soldiers. The feeling that
prompts this course is natural, proper
and generous, and on all occasions my
support has been freely given in the
Senate to all applications of this sort
made in deserving cases. Had the con
ditions of, the great civil war been re
versed, we should have dealt as gen
erously with our disabled veterans .as the
North'has done with hers; but as losers
in the great struggle we must accept the
inevitable results of tiefeat. These de
bar us from a proper recognition of the
services of the brave defenders of our
lost cause, 'but they do not deny to us
the right to honor the memory of our
dead, . and no more sacred duty is
imposed on no than that of keeping
re-n in our hearts and those of our
children the memories of those who fell
under the folds of the Southern Cross. Dd
feat cannot mar the glory of their deeds,
nor even detract from their fame, nor
time obliterate the love we cherish for
them. And God forbid that it may
ever be otherwise with us of the
One Lady Killed and Another Injured
by Being Thrown from a Cab.
WASHNGTON, May 17.-This evening
a hansom cab containing twoi ladies was
coming down the steep hill on Thirteenth
street, beyond Boundary, when the
horse ran away and the cab collided
with a tree box* and was overturned and
wrecked. One of the ladies, Mrs. A. E.
Horton of California, 'was instantly
killed, and her companion,-Mrs. Raight,
of thi city inued buht not seriously.
THE CEDAR SPRING ROBBERY.
The Bold Attack in which Paymaster
Wham Lost $29,000 of Public Funds.
WASHINGTON, May 18.-The robbery
of Major Joseph W. Wham, one of the
army paymasters, will undoubtedly be
made the subject of thorough investiga
tion by a court of inquiry. If the pub
lished accounts of the strange affair are
correct, the chief point to ascertain will
be whether/adequate precautions were
taken against the possibility of such a
surprise of the paymaster's escort as the
Arizona highwaymen etTected. That
the soldiers afterward did the best they
could, considering the ambush into
which they-had fallen, seems to be clear
from the narrative, since they must have
come at once under a hot fire from the
robbers which wounded the gre:ter part
of them, and put them to a constantly
'iicreasing disadvantage in carrying on
Although the escort in this ease was
overpowered, yet ordinarily a force of
two non-commissionad offieers and nine
privates, besides the two drivers, is a
strong detail, and the paymaster and his
clerk also doubtless had pistols at least.
Major Wham is an old soldier, having
served as a private and Sergeant of Com
pany G, Twenty-first Illinois Infantry,
all through the civil war, from the 10th
of June. 1861. to the 28th of .Tulv, 1865.
At the latter date he was promoted to a
Lieutenaney in his regiment, and was
mustered out towards the end of ' the
year. Appointel a Second Lieutenant
of the Thirty-Fifth Infantry in l87, he
served over three years and a half in
that capacity, and for more than twelve
years he has been a paymaster in the
Probably the main question to arise at
the court of inquiry will be as to the
degree of vigilance which was exerted at
the time of the attack. And on this
point it is only fair t: note that the part
of Arizona in which the rohbbery oc
curred is one in which the only >raairi
tir-i 'd.repeatechlyr ,peI p)otunities
for an anibtsr like that which was
effeeted. Even with a reasonable degree
of caution, it would be difileult in such
a region to guarantee immunity against
surprise, while an attack of so elaborate
and formidable a character is almost or
quite unprecedented. Indeed, the num
ber of robbers engaged in the successful
attack of Saturday afternoon is thus far
only a matter of conjecture. They knew
that they had a force of fifteen men, of
whom eleven were fully armed, to con
tend with: and there were enough of
them at all events to wound eight out of
these eleven in a prolonged fight. Of
course no official inquiry will be con
ducted until the result of the present
general hue and cry after the thieves,
both among the military and the civil
ians, is known, since this will throw
much light upon the conditions of the
This affair ad ewripaJhich is
situated between Fort Grant anir
Thomas, in Arizona, will recall in sonic
respects the robbery of Paymaster Dan
iel N. Bash, twogears a'. at Antelope
Springs, between Do; las and Fort
McKinuey, in Wyoming Territory. That,
however, though as daring and success
ful a robbery as the recent one, was
much less of an affair in every way.
The amount stolen from Paymaster
Bash's valise was $7,350. or only one
fourth of the loss of Paymaster Wham.
In that former instance a ranchman
named Charles Parker, seized the valise,
which yas in the stage coach drawn up
in front of the tavern where Major
Bash and his escort were taking dinner.
and jumping on his horse. which was
faster than the horses of the escot't,
escaped with his booty, although pur
sued and fired upon. And as only one
thief wa's then concerned, so there were
only tn~o or three persons in the escort,
while the exchange of shots was harm
less all around, and quite different,
therefore, from the sanguinary fight at
However, what particularly recalls
this case was the finding of a court of
inquiry to the effect that Major Bash
did not give to his escort suficeiently
speief tifo. the protection of the
fr perty and did not--s that proper
preations were taken. It' S-also
found that unsuitable men had been sF
lected for the duty, and that they were not
even properly armed. At that time it
was urged that the whole matter of es
corts for paymasters should be revised,
in order to guard against any repetition
of loss from such robbery; and the
present- far more serious affair will direct
renewed attention to the subject.
.How It Ga~ve 'Em Away.
Private Secretary Pearson, of Gov
ernor Beaver's office, Harrisburg, Pa.,
had a curious and somewhat star'Jing
experience with the graphophone. He
began to turn the crank, and supposed
that he was about to ca~e the machine
to give out to the young lady typewriter
a message which the Governor had
talked into it the evening previous.
The young lady was all attention, and
the private secretary began to solemnly
turn the crank. which works by a
treadle. To > horror and the intense
embarrassment of the young lady, the
following amorous jumble wvas given out
with decided emphasis :
"Now, don't G)eorge. * * * There;
somebody will come. Of course, 1 love
you. There; somebody is really coming
and you have mussed my hair all uo.
* * * Please, love, I'm so afraid some
one will come in; besides, I can't work
this crank if you insist upon kissing me
all the time." * * *
The stars rep.resenit soiundls too fa
miliar to be mistaken. They wvere the
smacking of lips and other sounds
which accompany the interchange of
caresses between lovers.
It was some little while before it could
be satisfactorily explained, either by the
young lady or by Mr. Pearson, who'at
first were disposed to imagine that some
body had been playing a practical joke
upon them. The matter was finally
straightened out, however, when the ex
ecutive clerk came around, and, upon
hearing of the incident, laughed heart
ily. He had the evening before been
showing a bride and groom about the
executive department, and, being called
away a few minutes, had left them in,
the private secretary's room to amuse
themselves with the graphophone while
lie attended to the business which had
called him away.
Pianos and Organs.
Pianos $225. Organs $50. Chicker
ing, Mathushek, Mason & Hamlin,
Sterling and Arion Pianos. Mason &
Hamlin, Packard and Waterloo Organs,
at factory prices for cash or on easy in
stallments. Fifteen days' test trial .ma
freight paid both ways if not sa!sfacto
ry. Ordei- and test in your Srn homes.
Delivered to nearest freight free.
Don't forget bott~ prices and square
dealing. Wi'rcuts and prices.
N. W. TRUMP,
THEY OBJECT TO HIS COLA.
Women Clerks in Washington Opposed
to Having a Colored Chief.
WasuIxr'rox. May 18. - Rev. Jai.
Townsend of Rieluuourl. hId.. 1:h col
ored clergymen recen ltly appointed Re
corder of the General Land Olilee. will
reach the city to-morrow. As Recorder
'Mr. Townsenl will be clhief of a division
where there are a score or mo tre of in
(lie(s employed. There is c:nsi'l rable
anxiet y to .'o Mr. Townsend and haid
out wiat sort of a mnt he il. Som1Ie of
the employes have expressed the opin
ion, in a quiet way. that a colored man
ought not to hold that position. but the
majority are waiting to see the man be
fore they make un their minis on this
point. 'T'iere are twenty-five lady clerks
employed in that division and they are
brougit by the nature of their employ
ment into constant anti dliroet coi nnum -
eatioli \itlh the l..corler.
Mr. Townsend is said to be an estina
lle gentleman. He is Seerettarv of a
Nait'olal Missionarv S.>eietV. h:s been
twice a mmlber of the Itdiana Lgisla
ture, owns a tine farm and came very
near being elected Bishop of his church
recently. But all these things are tor
gotten by the ladies in that division.
who only remember that Rev. J. lown
send is a colored man. Since his ap
pointment nearly half of the ladies in
his division have applied focr a transfer
to sonic other division. They all want
to kept on the governeitant pay-roll.,
and for that reason are averse to talking
mtuch about the natter, hat the apptlica
tions for transfer speak for th~emii
THE FARMERS WILL BE FREE.
A Declaration of Independence at Bir
BIRMixAaM. May 16.-The National
Convention of Alliances and Wheels to
consider the bagging question continued
in secret session to-day. A propositioni
1was r-' , i t " t." y,. -..' " ' t i : of the'
,It 'aeaging ianufact tei p.iit a '
"To sell for present delivery jute bag
ing at these prices: 1k-pound bagging
at Si cents per yard, 1-pound bagging
at S, 2-pound bagging at 91, 2?-pound
bagging at 10y, or at less than live cents
per pound; also, that if farmers were
not prepared to take and pay tor bagging
now that they would hold the bagging
for them until it was needed, adding y
of a .ent per yard for each montI."
The Jute bagging men claim that at
the price asked for bagging made of
cotton, l2.' cents for cloth weighing
three-fourths of a pound or 1G; cents
per pound, that jute bagging at present
prices, 5 cents per pound, is less than
one-third of the price of bagging made
of cotton, and its use will save the
planter at least a dollar per bale. This
estini rte of the amount saved per bale
is based on the supposition that cotton
exchanzes will not reduce the existing
The convention decline'd this prop..
tion. Tte following is the full text of
the resolutions reported by the commit
tee and adopted on this subject:
"Resolced, That we, from all the light
before us, recommend to this body the
permanent use of cotton bagging as
covering for cotton. We also recommend
the appointment of a committee, whose
actual expense shall be paid proportion
ately by the various State Alliances,
Wheels and Unions, whose duty it shall
be to secure from ptrchasers and man
ufacturers of cottod covered in cotton
bagging an allowance of at least eight
pounds on each bale at the market priee
of cotton when sold. We still further
recommend that in the event of any cot
ton buyer refusing to grant the allow
ance above asked, for then we advise
members of the Alliances, Wheels and
Unions not to sell until such concessions
It was developed that there was some
opposition to the above resolution, but
it went through with practical nnani
mity. The delegates contend that there
is no such saving in the use of jute bag
ging as the manufacturers allege, anid
they further have no guarantee that the
price will nor be put ap again at will in
future years. The price offered by the
otton bagging manufacturers is 12.t
The Alian e+ngopes of get
ting the allowance on tat for cotton
bagging which is sought. Le - are on
hami~ from strong New York and 4'
pool Exchanges. Thme Southern cotton
manufacturers have agreed to allow
them ten cents per hundred pounds on
cotton wrapped in cotton bagging.
BIRaxNoHAM, May 17.-The Conven
tion of the Altiance and the Wheel,
after appointing committees to confer
with Cotton Exchanges in reference to
reduced tare on cotton wrapped in cot
ton bagging, last night adjourned sine
THE PRYOR INCIDENT.
A member of the :sth Virginia Cavalry
Refutes the Charge of Desertion.
B.ALTIMonE. May I 8.- To the lsitor'
of the Sun: I was pleased to notice :n
to-dy's Sun that the charges against
General Roger A. Pryor have been so
satisfactorily ref uted. I was persontlly
acquainted with General Pryor after lbe
entered my regiment--Thirteenth Vir
ginia Cavalry. I cannot speak too highly
of his loyalty and bravery, and [ was in
a position to judge of his character and
f the circumstances con aerning his cap
tire. It was customary for soldiers to
exchange papers, with the enemy while
lying on picket, and I distinctly remem
ber that Roger A. Pryor ventured out
beond the lines November 27, 1864, to
exchange newspapeCrs, when be was
treacherously captured. I know per
sonally that he was forcibly detained by
the enemy, and am glad that Col. H. O.
Dudley. of the Eleventh New Hampshire
Volunteers, who made the capture, con
:descends to state the true facts. I was
:aptured shortly afterwards in battle.
and know that it would have been un
possible for him to return, as we were
strictly guarded. There was not a
b'aver or more loyal soldier in thme
Southern Confederacy than Gene ral
Roger A. Pryor; he had the love and r'e
spect of our wvhole r'egi men t, and I am con
lident that all thme gallant boys of the old
Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry who serve;
with him would gladly join thise
son of a noble sire in refuting ma
licious falsehoods concerni .. is hero.
S. W SN:EA,
658 W. Saratogo s~t altimore, Md.,
Late of Thirtee Virginia Cavalry. C.
ihe Chief Justice En Route to Charleston
NORFOLK, Va.. May 16.-Chief .Justice
Fuller of the United States Supreme
Court, and Judge Hugh L. Bond of the
United States Circuit Court, arc here on
their way to Charleston. S. C., to hold
ourt. The bar of Norfolk gave a ban
quet this evening in honor of the Chief
X iN 1) : DJA. V tJ..O L..V r 1t.L v ""~ """""
Presidential Postmasters May Serve
Their Four-Year Terms from Date ef
WV.LItNGToN. Makiy I .1 .-P ril. entiai
postmroasters will be allowed to -e!
their four-year terms from the date of
confiirla tion by the Senate. 1'ostiasar
Generai Wanaiinaker made this plain to
day by stating that .tihe 'resident is
not maiIk ing It-ilovals except for lu t. .
lit addied th:tt to displahce~ a p stamsi~ter
Ibefore his t ermn expired would b: a r"
noval. This is the first authoritative
declaration that has been made on this
subject. It means that there will he no
more postmasters appointed at Presi
dential oilices until January. except to
fill vacancies caused by death or re
signation or removal for a tlagrout
The Postmaster General says that he
Will promtly make removals whture a
postmiaster is shown to be uffnlit iclt.
buit he will not remove a mant merely to
make a llace for a Repuhlican. This is
he posi iona of the President. and I. lis
sent back to he de'partient to <) on
file the papers in several eases where he
has been asked to remove postmasters
whose commissions do not expire until
It the nosition of the President and
the Postmaster General can be made
plain to the offee-seekers, it oi.ght to
diininish somewhat the pressure which
still keeps them from giving needed at
tention to. ot her matters. Tiv Ilemo
crats who were appointeI to i'residen
tial post ofices during the sutmmnner of
18) were not confirmed by the Senate
until .January or later, some lnt until
July, so that their four-vears terms run
well into 1190, and under the rule es
tablished by the President their sa
cessors will not be nominated until near
the expiration of their ter'ns.
SAD PLIGHT OF A ROMEO.
Shot at by His Juliet and Fined and Im
prisoned by a Hardhearted Judge.
t'reIICAo. May 1'.- hile Josephi
Markowski was walkipg in Uiion Park
p te yesterday le noticed Mrs. .Jlihe
SC ' s ettymnid womn,
looki f the window of the house
at No. 56. He waved his handkerchief
at her, threw kisses and smirked, but
she did not respond. Nothing daunted,
he continued the performance until
finally the lady was reinforced by three
others who appeared at the windows.
Suddenly one of the ladies threw open
the window, reached out her hand with
a revolver tightly grasped in her fingers
and ired. The bullet whizzed past
Markowski's ear, carromed on a light
ning rod and a skylight and buried
itself in the side of a house a block
Markowski threw up his hands,
uttered a shrill shriek and dashed off
down the street with the rapidity of a
steam engine. He was overtaken by
Officer Dillon and hauled before Justice
White, who fined him -$100 and sent him
o Bridewell for six months.
front of th window filly
r n .inutt, . Schoum i
"and was all the tim maing - tins
which I considered not only insulting
but positively indecent. so my sister shot
Justice White said he was sorry her
sister was such a poor shot.
HARRISON AND THE COLORED MEN
His First Effort to Recognize Them
Liable to Be a Failure.
WAssaINGTON, May 13.-The President,
it is reported, has tripp ed up in his first
recognition of the colored brother. The
man appointed is the Rev. J. M. Town
send of Richmond, Ind., and the office
is the Recordership of the General Land
Office, worth $2,000 a year. Mr. Town
send is a prominent clergyman in the
African Methodist Episcopal Church,
and at the last General Conference came
within a few votes of being elected a
bishop. Another bishop is to be elected
next fall, and Mr. Townsend, as matters
now sfanid, seems to be sure of the
place. But his friends say if lie should
go into politics his chances for the bish
opric would be blighted. He is now
struggling with the proposition, and his
friends think the' outcome will be his
declination of the political office.
The relations in geteral between the
colored brother and the administration
are still strained. Colored leaders from
the South have been calling at the White
House every few days for two nmont
gut beyond a few assurances of frie
sla they have secured nothing. '
Prest has said to them that if tht
will only everything will work out
to their satist 0on.
"But how ki wait," said a Vi r
tinia darkey in ruti.iliatinig on the
President's assurance," ' .E.2.
sumpitn' to wait on? I can't wait no
longer on winid. i'm bound to say dat
if he is the President."
THE P A RELL INVESTIGATION.
Testimony of a Priest -The Commission
to Make Their Report Next February.
LONON, May 18. -Fathier O'Donovan
testtied before tihe Parnell Commission
to-day. lie said that the Moonlighters
at Tulla were opposed t-> the League.
They had threatened a witness, who was
tnder police protection, while he was
connected with the branch of the League
at that place. Father O'Donovan at
tributed the increase of crime during the
League's existence to the action of
nndords in enforciiig evictions. Wit
ness had denounced crime from the al
tar of his church on forty Sandays.
The Commission will not make their
report to the House of Commons until
The Column Printing Telegraph,
invented by M'essrs. Moore & Wright of
England, is a machine by means of which
a printed columni, similar in appearance
to niat produced by an -ordinar; type
writing machine, is received by wire in
a form suitable either for the hands
the printer, for exhibition on a'
loard or for public use. The aehine
has had practical tests rece ..y, and the
London ims is of >mnion that it
"mairks a new p~ n the histo)ry of
letr'-mee .',al relegraphy." Type
prnin eshines are of old date, b~ut
th - ened otit meissages onl long stri ps
.a p:mer, or --tape -, which it was mi
conveninlt to read and handle. The
~tiker' of the stock broker's office is a
rvivor of a form of machine once in
use for ordinary telegraphic messages.
The Moore & Wright invention discards
the tape of the "ticker" and produ-es
news of every kind in column formn,
greeable to the eye and easy of refer
nce. Only one wire is used. The mi
strunment operates, it appears, on the
same principle as the "ticker," the inno
vation being chiefly in the form in
which the message is delivered.
Young Girls entering the threshold of
womanhood should use Brad field's Female Reg
ulator. and thereby avoid suffering. Sold by alt
SliacKNG Tlktiial) IN A WASHLNGTON
A Lady Teacher Shot Down in Presence
of Her Pupils by Her Worthless Hus
band, Whom She Had Supportsd in
Idleness-The Murderer Then Ends Eis
Own Miserable Life.
WtXAs5r ;Tox. May 17.-Mrs. SarahE.
Allen has been a public school teacher
in Washington for many years, and dur -
iii, the last twelve or thirteen years has
supported from her earnings her worth
less and vicious husband, Oswald C.
Allen. Recently her husband had be
come so intolerable that she was obliged
to separate from him, and Allen spent a
large part of his time in a correctional
institution. This afternoon. just as thQS
pupils i the Jefferson public schoo-,
were being dismissed, Allen went to the''
sc ol hu-e . ;u:d. in the presentet.his:
wife's punils. shot her in tha head and
then shot himself also in the head. -He
had caught her about the neck to hoi&
her as he shot, and they fell together;.
his arm still encircling her neck. Mart
died in a few minutes, but his wife lhe
gered for two or three hours, and diedt
on a cot in the cloak room of her schoo31
Mrs. Allen was a native of Washin'
ton. Allen came from Charlottesville,.
Virginia. He had no regular business.
or trade. HiS wife married him agar
everybody's advice, and has led
happy life from the beginning of
marriage. Allen's conduct has ca
public scandal many times, buthis
personal worth and value as a t
has kept her in the employ of the se
Ailen nearil lost his life in the
house recently. It is Customary ere
apply coal oil to \vermiu-infec I,
vagrants when they arrive. Allen a
subjeeted to this process, anda practicl
joker among his companions touched -
lighted match to his flesh before the 4i.
had evaporated, and he was seriously stw
scorched before the flames were extin'4
cad caused a panic -in
the other scho mildi
The children, thinki re
out in the building, rushed ddwa
pell-mell, and several were- knkeli
down, but no one was badly hurt. Th
tire alarm brought firemen and- poliesL
who removed Allen's body to- th
There Was a Monster Baptism in the
James River Sunday.
RICHo-ON, VA., May 12.-One of the
most remarkable scenes that have h
pened here since the war, and-perhaps
the crowning evcnt in the ministry of
Rev. John Jasper] the famous cold
preacher and noted expounder of
Sun do Move," occurred to-da . Te
thousand people crowded an
each other at the Itichmon
Ie Fre Bridge to wi the
o; about two hi male and fdrzwe*'
4 i''ts of . ,rea revival now inpr=
It required the combined effor o
the Mayor and thirty policemento k
the crowd off the bridge, whichis.d
gerous one. They appeared to dui but -~
little for the conseq:ences, so long
they could see the baptizmng The
didates assembled at Jaeper's chnreh
and marched down to the river is
body, some of them singing as thy
went along the streets, while -
were rejoicing over the fact
had been saved from sin.
The first sister to be baptized'eci
out of the river with a mouth1
water and a face full of ex-'
She was also full of religious ent ~
and the good deacons, who wee
hand in the capacity of life-rs
landed hedwith great difficulty;Ii
brothers were calmer, but nowap.
one would follow the fashion of b~
ters in the church and give vent t
religious .enthusias '. They wered
happy that they euuld not contain j .
selves, and so the good deacons,.
them with superior mus
"I have done all
shouted a doz
and intend to take up undryn
ties hereafter as much as .eil
common stock, in order to k
fixed charges. Geoige' Gould e
as saying that he considersbathe i
te Richmond Terminal in buying
shares of Richmond and Danville
most important for the Richmonda ~~
minal Company. It certainly ouit.~
make Richmond Terminal itc
$40 a share, he thinks. Of the
situation in general he says: lf'the
road men live up to their agree
and maintain rates, the compamies
reap the benefit, but it all depends
the word 'if."
The Westphalian Miers' Stri~ e .
Bmtus, May 16.-The EmperbrKo
received a deputation of Wes
mine owners. who presented their si
of the troubles between themselvesan
the min'ers. The members of the'
mittee who have in charge the'
tion of the money subscribe
ief of the striking mi
volved in a dispi'
namers at Dortmn~
~trikers are behaving in an orderly ma
Never Too Old to Sue and B8S0ec
GA LE, Ill., May 15.-Louisa lehr
aa.a widow of this city, agedsevety
'ears, has brought suit against Samuel ..
~unninghanm, a wealthy and eccentric
ld batchelor. also of Galena, tore
,over $10,00J0 damages for breach
romise of marriage. Cunninghats, wh
s wealthy, has reached the age also~
hree score and ten without ever havin
)reviouly been entangled by Cupid'
viles. Mrs. Lehrman alleges that Cun
in~rhanm has beea making love to her -'
nd finally obtained a promise of mar
lage from her. The best counsel in this
tity has been retained on both sides.
Te world may be searched from pole to pol.-'
Lnd no remedy found equal to B. B. B. (BotaiA
Blood Balm) for the cure of blood poison. It'i
remedy founded on scientific maedical knowi- y
'dge and its reputation nsa curative esabliah&
v such true and unsolicited testimony as
oud nour mcun remtimertoatiI -