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SERMON TO FARMERS.
DR. TALMAGE ADDRESSES THE EN
CAMPMENT AT MT. GRETNA.
"Farmina a Gospet Typc."' the Subject,
and the Texi. -ii1mba, thw Non of Sha
phat. WIo wa., Plowing with Twehe
Li.:nAxo., PA.. August 17.-The
American Farenrs' Enic'a III pniit at
iount GrIna. near this city. to-day
listened attentivelyv to a remiarkabic dis
course by the great Brook!vn preacher.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage. who arrived
here yesterday from the Chautauqua. at
Piedmont, Ga.. where he spoke Wednes
day last. The subiect was one cculiarly
suited to the vast audiecnce. being on
-Farming a Gospel Type." I King.- xx,
19: -Elisha. the son of Shaphat. who was
plowing with twelve OXenl before him.
and he with the twelfth."
Representatives of the great Farmers'
associations from all parts of the couutry
are at the encampment. preparations for
which have been going on months !n
advance. The surrounding densely-pop
ulated counties of Pennsylvania are also
fully represented. To-day's services
were held in the open air. An immense
choir, from the churches of Lebanon. led
the music. 1ev. Dr. Tahnage spoke as
Farmers of America! Accept nv salu
tation. Our text puts us down into the
plow's furrow, where many of us have
been- before. Nv boyhood passed on a
farm, and my father, a farmer, vour style
of life is familiar to me. One of my
earliest recollections is that of my fhther
coming in from the hot harvest-flield ex
hausted, the perspiration streaming from
his forehead and chin, and fhinting on
the door-sill, and my mother resuscitat
ing him, until seeing the alarm of the
household, lie said, '-Don't be frightened.
I got a little tired, and the sun was hot,
but I am all right now." And I remem
ber mother seated at the table. often sav
ing, "Well, I am too tired to eat!" The
fact is. that I do not think the old folks
got thoroughly rested until they lay
down in the grave-yard back of Somer
ille, to take the last sleep.
- Office-seekers go through the land and
they stand on political platforms, and
they tell the farmers the story about the
independent life of the farmer, giving
flattery where they ought to give sym
pathy. Independent of what? No class
of people in this country have it harder
than farmers. Independent of what?
Of the curculio that stings the peach
trees? of the rust in the wheat? of the
lonz rain with the rye down? Inde
pendent of the grasshopper? of the
locust? of the army worm?of the potato
bug? Independent of the drought that
burns up the harvest? Independent of
the cow with the hollow horn? or the
sheep wii the foot-rot9 or the pet
horse with a iail in his hoof? Inde
pendent of the cold that freezes out the
winter grain? Independent of the snow
bank out of which lie must shovel him
self? Independent of the cold weather
when be stands theshing his numbed
fingers around his body to keep them
from being frosted? Independent of the
frozen ears and frozen feet? Indepen
:'dent ofwhat? Fancv-farmers who have
made their fortunes in the city and go
out in the country to build houses with
all the modern improvements, and make
farming a luxary, may not need any
solace; but the yeomanry who get their
living out of the soil. and who that way
-have to clothe their families and educate
4their children, and pay their taxes and
meet the interest on mortgaged farms
~such-men find a terrific strugg~le. And
Smy hope is that this great National
F-~~armers' encampment may do some
-thing towards lifting the burdens of the
agriculturists. Yes, we were nearly all
of us born in the country. We dropped
corn in the hill. and went on Saturday
to the mill. tving the grist in the centre
of t.he sack so that the contents on either
side th'e horse balanced each other: and
drove the cattle afield, our bare feet wet
with the dew, and rode the horses with
the halter to the brook until we fell off,
and hunted the mow for nests until the
feathered - occupants went cackling
away. So we all understand rustic al
lusions. The Bible is full of them. In
Christ's sermon on the Mount. you see
the full-blown lillies and the glossy
black of the crow's wing as it flies over
Mount Olivet. David atnd John, Paul
and Isaiah find in country life a source
of frequent illustration, while Christ
takes the responsibility of calling God a
farmer, declaring: "My Father is the
Noah was the first farmer. We say
nothing about Cain, the tiller of the soil.
Adam was a gardener on a large scale.
but to Noah was given all the acres of
the earth. Elisha was an agriculturist,
not culturing a ten-acre -lot, for in my
text you find him plowing with twelve
y oke of oxen before him, and he with the
twelfth. In Bible times the land was so
plenty, and the inhabitants so few, that
b~oah w as right when he gave to every
inhabitant a certain portion of land;
that land, If cultured, ever after to be
his own possession.
They were not small crops raised in
7those times, for though the arts were
rude, the plow turned up very rich soil,'
and barley, and cotton. and flax, and all
kinds of grain came up at the call of the
harvesters. Pliny tells of one stalk ot
grain that had on it between 300 and 400.
ears. The rivers and the brooks, through
artificial channels, were brought down
to the roots of the corn, and to this
babit of turning a river wherever it was
wanted Solomon refers when he says:
- The King's heart is in the hands of the,
Lord, and He turneth it as the rivers of
water are turned, withersoever Hie will."
The wild beasts were caught. and then
bo~jiok was put into theirnose, and then
they were led over the field, and to that
God refers when lie says to wicked Sen
nacherib: -"I will put a hook in thy nose
and I will bringr thee back by the way
which thou camest." And God has a
hook in every man's nose, whether it be
Nebuchadnezzar or Ahab or Herod. H~e
may think himself very independent, but
some time in his life or in the hour of
his death, he will find that the Lord Al
mighty has a hook in his nose.
This was the rule in regard to the cul
ture of the ground, "Thou shalt not plowv
with an ox and an ass together." illus-.
trating the folly of ever putting intelli
gent and useful and pliable men in asso
ciation with the subborn and the un
manageable. The vast majority of
troubles in the churches and in reforma
.tory institutions cornea from the disre
gard for this command of the Lord.
"Thou shalt not plo'v with an ox and
an ass together."
There were large amounts of property
invested in eattle. The Moabites p~aid
100.000 gheep as an annual tax. .Job
had):ty0 sheep. 2,000 camels. 500 yoke
of oxen. The time of vintage was
ushered in wvith mirth andI music. The
clusters of the vine were put in to the
winepress, andl then live men woul get
into the press andl trample out the juice
from the grape untii their garmnents were
saturated with the win and had become
the emblems of slaughter. Christ IHim
self, wounded until covered with the
blood ot crucitixion, made use of this
allusion when the qucstion was asked:
"Wherefore art thou red in tine ap
parel and thy garments like one who
treadeth the wie-valt ?" lie responded:
'-I have trodden the winepress alone."
In all ages there has been g.reat honor
paid to agiculture. Seventh -ei ithis oft
of the plow. A government is strong in
proportion as it is supported by an athle
tic and industrious veoianry. So long
Ias before the fall of Carthage. Strabo
wrote twenltv-oehrhlt books oilnagriculture;
Iesiod wrote a poem on the same sub
ject- The Weeks and Das." Cato
Vls prouder of his work on liusball(yi
than of all his mihtary conquests. But
.1 iust int he tenlted into a discussion
of, agricultural ciquests. Standing
anild the harvests and orchards and vine
Vards, of* the Blible, and standing amild
the harvesis and orchards and vineyards
o. Our own country-1 want to run out
tie :i ido'y .between the production of
crops and the growth of grace in tile
soul-all these sacred writers making
use of that anlalogv.
Ini i irst place I remark, in grace as
in the fields there iust be a plow. That
which theologians call conviction is only
the plowshare turning up the sivs that
i have been rooted and matted in the soul.
A "armer said to his indolent son:
"-There are a hundred dollars buried
deep in that field." The son went to
Work and plowed the field from nene to
fence. and he plowed it very deep, and
then colplainled that 1he had not found
the money; but when the crop had been
i -athered and sold for a hundred dollars
iore thtan any previous year, then the
young man took the hint as to what his
father meant when lie salli there were a
hundred dollars buried down in that
field. Deep plowing for a crop. Deep
plowing foi a soul. Ie who makes
light of sin vill never amount to any
thaim in the church or in the world. If
a man speaks of sill as though it were
an inaccuracy or a mistake, instead of
the loatthsome, abominable, consuming.
and damning thing that God hates, that
main will never yield a harvest of useful
When I was a boy I plowed a field
with a team of spirited horses. I plowed
it very quickly. Once in a while I pass
ed over some of the sod without turning
it, but I did not jerk back the plow with
its rattling clevises. I thought it made
no ditference. After awhile my father
came along and said: "Why. this will
never do; ibis isn't plowed deep enough;
there vou have missed this and youhave
missed that." And lie plowed it over
again. The difficulty with a great many
people is that they are only scratched
with conviction when the subsoil plow
of God's truth ought to be put in up to
My word is to all Sabbath-school
teachers, to all parents, to all Cliristian
workers-plow deep ! And ii' in yonr
own personal expericnce you are apt to
take a lenient view.of the sinful side of
your nature, put down into your soul
the ten commandments which reveal the
holiness of God. and that sharp and
glittering coulter will turn up your soul
to the deepest depths. If a man preaches
to you that you are only a little out of
order by reas'on of sin and that you need
only a little fixing-up, lie deceives ! You
have suffered an appalling injury by
reason of sin. There are quick poisons.
and slow poisons, but the druggist could
give you one drop that would kill the
body. And sin is like that drug; so
virulent, so poisonous. so fatal that one
drop is enough to kill the soul.
Ieep ploughing for a crop. Deep
ploughing for a soul. Broken heart or
no religion. Broken soul or no harvest.
Why was it that David and the jailer
and the pnblican and Paul made such
ado about their sins ? Had they lost
their senses ? No. The ploughshare
struck them. Conviction turned up a
great many things that were forgotten.
As a farmer ploughmng sometimes turns
up the skeleton of a man or the anatomy
of a monster long' ago buried, so the
ploughshare of conviction turns up the
ghastly skeletons of sin long ago en
tombed. Geologists never brought up
from the depths of the mountain migh
tier ichithvosaurus or megatherium.
But what nieans all this crooked
plonghing, these crooked furrows, the
repentanice that amounts to nothing. the
repentance that ends in nothing ? Men
groan over their sins, but get no better.
They wveep, but their tears are not count
ed. They get convicted, but not con
erted. What is the reason? I remem
ber that on the farm wve set a standard
with a red flag at the other end of the
field. We kept our eye on that. We
aimed at that. We ploughied up to that.
Losing sight of that we made a crooked
frrow. Keeping our eyes onl that we
made a straight furrowv. Now in this
matter of conviction we must have some
standard to guide us. it is a red stand
ard that God has set at the other end of
the field. It is the cross. Keeping your
eye on1 that you will make a straight
furrow. Losing sight of it you will
make a crooked furrow. Plough up to
the cross. Aim not at either end of the
horizontal piece of the cross but at the
upright piece. at the centre of it, the
heart of the Son of' God who bore your
-sins and made satisfaction. Crying and
weeping will not bring you through.
"Ihim hiath God exalted to be Prince
and Saviouc to give repentance." Oh!
plough un to the cross!
Again. I remark in grace as in the
field~ there must be a sowing. In tile
autumnal weather you find the farmer
going across thle field at a stride of about
twenty-three inches, and at every stride
ie puts his hand into the sack of grain
and he sprinkles the seed corn over the
ifeld. It looks silly to a man who does
not know what he is doing. He is doing
a very important work. He is scatter
ing thie winter grain, and though the
snow may come, the next year there
will be a gre at cr01). Now, that is what
we are doing when we are preaching the
Gospel-we are scattering tihe seed. It
is the foolishness of' preaching, but it is
the winter grain; and though the snow
ot worldiness may come down upon it,
it will vield after a while glorious har
vest. ~Let us be sure we sow the right
kind of seed. Sow mullen stalk and
mullen stalk will come up. Sow Canada
thristles and Canada thistles will come
up. 5ow wvheat and wheat wIll come tip.
Let us distmnguish between truth and
error. Let us know the dutrerence be
tween wheat and hiellebore, oats and
The largest denoniination in this coun
try is the denomination of Nothiingar
lans. Their religion is a system of ne
gations. You say to one of them, "What
do you believe ?" "Well, I don't believe
in Infat baiptism." "What do von be
lieve ? "Well I don't believe in the pre
severance of the saints." "Well, now
tell me what von (10 believe ?" "Well,
I don't believe in the eternal punmsn
ment of thle wicked." Their religion is a
row of cevliers. Believe something and
teach it; or, to resume the figure of my
text, . after abroad the right kind of
A minister in New York preached a
sermon calculated to set the denomina
tios of Chiristians quarreling, Hie was
sowing nettles. A minister in Boston
advertised that lhe wouldi preachi a ser
mon 01n the sup~eriority of transcendental
and orgauiizedl forees to untranlscenidental
aid unorganized forces. What was lie
sowg ~The LordI Jesns Christ nine
teen 'enturies ago planted the divine
seed of doctrine. It sprang up. On one
side oi' the stalk are all the churches of
Chr:istndom. On the other side of the
stalk ar1e all th'e free governments of the
earth. andi on the top) there shall be a
iowering mnillenium after awhlile. All
ino the Gospel seedl of doctrine. Every
word that a pa~renit, or Sabtbath-school
teacher, or city missionary, or other
Chilstan wvorker speaks for Christ comes
ui. Yea, it colmes up with compilound
iiteret-voui savinig 01ne soul. that one
saving tein. the ten a hundred, the hun11
and, the ten thousand one hundred
thousand-on, on forever.
Again, I remark, in grace as in the
farm there must be a harrowing. I re
fer nlow not to a harrow that goes over
the field in order to prepare the ground
for the seed, but a harrow which goes
oves after the seed is sowi. lest the bird.,
pick up the seeds. simiking it down iito
the earth so that it can take root. There
are new kinds of harrow, but the harrow
as I remember it was made of' bars -if
wood nailed across each other, and the
underside of each bar was furnished with
sharp teeth. and when the horses were
hitched to it it weit tearin: and leaping
across the field. driviig ie seed dowi
into the earth until it sjruig )up ii the
harvest. Bereavement. sorrow. perse
cution are the Lord's harrows to sink
the Gospel truth into your heiart. There
were truths that you heard tirtv years
ago. that have not ailteted You until re
cently. Some great trouble came over
vou. and the truth was harrowed in, and
it has come up. What did (od mean in
this country in 1857? For a century
there was the. Gospel preached, but a
great deal of it prodneed no result. Then
God harnessed a wild panic to a harrow
of commercial disaster, and that harrow
went (own Wall street an(d up Wall
street, down Third street and up Third
street, down State street and up State
street, until the whole land was torn to
pieces as it had never been belore. What
followed the harrow? A great awaken
ing in which there were 500,000 souls
brought into the kingdom of our Lord.
No harrow, no cro).
Again, I remark, in grace as in' the
farm there must be a reaping. Many
Christians speak of religion as though it
were a mat ter of economics or insurance.
They expect to reap in the next worid.
uh, no! Now is the time to reap.
Gather up the joy of the Christrian re
ligion this morning. this afternoon, this
night. If you have not as mach grace
as vou w:uld like to have, thank God
for what you have, and pray for more.
You are no worse enslaved than Joseph,
no worse troubled than was Dayid. no
worse scourged than wvas Paul. Yet.
amid the rattling of fetters, and amid the
gloom of dnugeons, and amid the horror
of shipwreck. they triumphed in the
grace of God. The weakest man here
has 500 acres of spiritual joy all ripe.
Wlhy do you not go and reap it e You
have been groaning over your infirmities
for thirty years. Now give one round
shout over your emancipation. You say
you have it so hard; you might have it
worse. You wonder why this great
cold trouble keeps revolving through
your soul, turning and turning, with a
black hand on the crank. Ah, that
trouble is the grindstone on which you
are to sharpen your sickle. To- the
fields! Wake up! Take off your green
spectacles, your blue spectacles, your
black spectacles. Pull up the corners of
your mouth as far as you pull them
down. To the fields! Reap! reap!
Again, I remark, in grace as in farm
ing, there is a time for threshing. I tell
you bluntly that is death. Just as a
farmer beats the wheat out of the straw.
so death beats the soul out of the body.
Every sickness is a stroke of the flail, and
the sickbed is the threshing floor. What.
say you, is death to a good man, only
taking the wheat out of the straw. That
is all. An aged man has fallen asleep.
Only yesterday you saw him in the sun
ny porch, playing with his grand-child
ren. Calmly he received the message
to leave this world. He bade a pleas
ant good-by to his old friends. The tel
graphi carries the tidings, and on swift
rail-trains the kmndred come, w"anting
nce more to look on the face of dear
ld grandfather. Brush back the gray
airs from his brow: it will never ache
gain. Put hlim awvay in the slumber of'
he tomb. He will not be afraid of that
ight. Grandfather w~as never afr'aid of'
aything. He will rise in tile morniing
f' the resurrection. Grandfather wvas
lways the first to rise. His voice hlas
lready mingled in the doxology of heav
en. Grandfather always (lid sing in
hurch. Anything ghastly in that? No.
The thireshmg of wheat out of tile straw.
That is all.
The Saviour fo)lds a lamb in Ihis bosom.
The little chlildI filled all the hlouse with
er music, and her toys are scattered all
p and down the stairs just as shle left
hem. What if tile hand that plucked
our o'clocks out of the meadow is still?
t will wave the eternal triumph. What
f the voice that made music in the home
s still? It will sing the eternal hosanna.
ut a whlite rose in one hand, aud a red
ose in the other ha~nd, and a wreath of
range blossoms on the brow; the wvlute
lower for the victory, the red flower for
te Saviour's sacrifice, the orange bios
ons for her marriage day. Anything
hastly about that? Oh. no. The sun
ent down and tile flower shlut. The
heat thlreshled out of tile straw'. "Dear
od, give me sleep," saidi a dying boy;
he son of one of' my elders. "Dear
ord, give me sleep." And he closed
is eyes and awoke in glory. Ilenr'y WV.
Longfellow, writting a letter of condo
ence to those parents, said: "Those last
ords were beautifully poetic. "Dear
ord, give me sleep."
"'Twas not in cruelty, not in wrath
Thlat the reaper came that day;
'Twas an angol that visited the earth
And took the flower away."
So it may be with us whlen our work
is all done. "Dear Lord, give nie sleep."
I have one more thought to present.
have spoken of tile plowing, of the
sow ing, of the harrowing, of the reaping,
f the threshing. I must now speak a
oment of the garnerIng.
Where is the garner? Need I tell you?
h, no. So many have gone out from
our own circles--yea, from your own
amily, that you have had your eves on
that garner for miany a year. What a
hard time some of them had! In Geth
emanes of suffering, they sweat great
drops of blood. Thley took the "cup of
trenbling" and they put it to their hot
ips and they cried: "If it be possible, let
this cup pass from me." With tongues
f burning agony they cried: "C) Lord.
(leliver my soul!" Bu~tt they got over it.
hey all got over It. Ganiered! T1hleir
tears wiped away; their battles all end(
ed; their burdens lifted. Garnered! The
ord of tile harvest wvill not allowv those
heaves to perishl in the equinox. Gar
nered! Some of us remember, on the
farm, that the sheaves were p~ut on the
top of the rack, wichl surmounted the
agoin, and these sheaves were piled
higer and highler, andl after a whlile the
horses started for the barn; and thiese
sheaves swayedl to andl fro in the wind,
nd the 01(1 wagon creaked, anid the
horses made a struggle, andh pulled so
hard the harness camie up in loops of
leather on their back, and wh'ien tile front
heel struck tile elevated floor of' the
barn, it seemed as if the load wonld go
o farther, until the workmen gave a
gret shout, and then with one last tre
Inenous strain, the horses pulled in the
oad' theni they wvere unhlarnessed,. amid
forkful after forkiul of' grain fell in the
ow. O) my friends, our getting into
heaven may be a pull a hiardl pull, a
very hlard pull, but these shleaves ai'c
bound to go in. The Lord of the liar
vest has promiisedl it. I see the loadl at
last coming in the (door of the hecaycoly'
a'nr. Thei sheaves of' the Christian
soul swvav to and f'ro mi the wind of
death, and the old body creaks umider'
the load, and as the load strikes the iloor'
of the celestial g'arner. it seems as if it
can go no further. It is the last stru; -
ie until thle voice of angles and the1
vices of' 0our depa~rte'd kind~re'd and the
v~eloming v'oice of our G;od shall send
the harv'est irolling into tile eternal ti
imph, while upi :1uid dow'n the sky thei
cry is heard: "IHarvest home! Iarr'esL
A DAY OF CRIME IN KENTUCKY.
A Magistrate Killed in Ilis Own Court
LOUIsVILLE, Ky., Auguist 19.--An
epidemiic of murder seemis to be sweep
it;g over this Sotate. Four sensational
killings were reported to-day, with
other Counties to hear from. In Iharlan
the Howard Turner fend has broken
out afresh, and Bob Pope. one of the
Turner sympathizers and a County
magistrate, is now dead. while a reward
is offered for the arrest of John Scott.
who aimed the gun that )aid Pope low.
A couple of' nights before the shoot
ing occurred an ox belonging to Pope
Was foundi dead, with a rifle bullet
thrgh its body. Leonard Scott was
suspected of doing the deed, and was
accordingly arrested and brought be
fore Pope as the nearest magistrate for
trial. Pope refused to try the ian for
the killing of his own ox, and ordered
himl taken to Harlan Court House.
Scott refused to go. In the meantime
John Scott. a brother of Leonard, came
to the house, Ile carried a rifle and a
shotgun, and on entering set them both
down. After soime parley Leonard
Scott seized the rifle and, declaring he
would never he taken away for trial,
fired it point blank at the magistrate.
The shot missed its mark, and Pope
then rushed for his gun to defend him
self, but at this inonient the other Scott
took a hand with the shotgun, and
emptied the contents of one barrel into
Pope. The gun was loaded with bird
shot and the entire contents entered
the man's groin.
Pope was a son-in-law of Judge
Lewis, the leader o: the Lewis faction,
formerly known as the Turner. In the
famous Howard-Turner feud the Scott
boys are said to be Howard sympa
thizers. The Scotts made their escape,
and, although Judge Lewis has offered
a reward for their capture. they have
thus far baflIed the efforts of the of
The third affair was in the nature of
assassination. Willis Bell of Oldham
County was shot from ambush while
on his way home from Ligrange. His
brother-in-law, Jack Maxfield, with
whom he was not on good terms, is ac
cused of the crime. Maxfield has been
The fourth murder occurred in Henry
County, and was peculiarly atrocious,
the object being.robbery. B. F. Taylor
was the victim. Testerday he rode in
to Sulphur and drew S40 from the bank
with which to make some purchases.
About dark he turned his horse's head
homeward. The banks of a creek, which
lay in his way and was near his farm, are
covered with a dense growth of short,
stubby shrubbery. Just as he reached
a place where the creek could be forded
two men sprang from the bushes into
the path. Both were masked,and while
one of them grasped the bridle rein the
other pressed the )oint of a pistol to
Taylor's temple and commanded that
he hand over his money. Mr. Taylor,
without replying, seized the highway
man, wrenched the pistol from his grasp
and was about to shoot him, when the
man holding the bridle suddenly struck
him a terrible blow in the stomach
with a club. Like a log he fell to the
ground,and, after emptying his pockets,
the scoundrels left him for dead, but
the horse, which had become frightened
at the struggle, dashed off toward the
farm. The empty saddle told the sons
of Mr. Taylor that something had
happened to their father, and they
started on the hunt for him. lie was
soon found, and this morning lie was
able to give an account of the affair.
But even then he was thought to be
dying, for lie was undoubtedly injured
A CHARLOTTE GIRL'S SAD FATE.
She was Ils Seventh Wife But Didn't.
CIIARLOTTE, N. C.. August 10.-Char
lotto has a sensation. In it one of the
prettiest of her daughters is the princi
On the 4th of last .June, tis city was
startled by the elopement of Miss Co
rinne Neisles with one Charles G. La
moine. Miss Neisler had met Lamoine
in Atlanta where she was visiting
friends, andl fromed a dleep attachment
for himu. 11er parents objected to the
match, but under the preteiise of attend
ing the exercises of the unveiling of
the Lee statue, the young ladywent to
lichmond. and t here met Lamoine.
Her parents were astonished to receive
a telegram announcing her marrige in
Rumor in the meanwhile was rife.
It was reported that Lamoinie was a
noted bigamist. Deplorable to relate
these rumors appeared to be only too
Yesterday, in the city of Manchester,
N. II., Charles G. Lamoine was arrested
on a warrent sworn out on a charge of
bigamy by Mrs. C. G. Lamoine ot Cin
cinati. 0.. who has been on his track
ever since he deserted her last April.
Lamoine claims that his Cincinnati
wife is thewonly one he is bound to by the
marriage vows, but his wife says that
lie dleserted her four months after the
marriage and married Corinne Neisler,
and that this is his seventh ma trimo
The result of the trial was that Lam
oine was placed under a bond of $500
and] his Charlotte bride fined $19.602.
The unfortunate lady telegraphed to
her grief-stricken family to-day for
money to come home on.
The young lady's family is among tihe
best in Charlotte, respected by all and
moving in the best eircles. The shock
comes upon them with cruishing force.
They have the sympathy of all the citi
zens of Charlotte, and what now seems
to be such a dark cloud of affliction, it
is hoped, will somewhat disappear
when the idol of tile family circles gets
back to her Southern home. She is ex
pected to-night.-Atlanta Constitution.
Will We Have a Fight.
CoLU.Mnr A, S. C., Augt.16.-E.M1.Bray
ton, chairman of the Republican State
Executive Committee, issued a call to
day for a Republican State Convention
to be held in this city on September 17th.
This convention, which will consist of
125 delegates, will elect a new Execu
tive Comminittee and transact other busi
ness that may be deemed advisab!e.
When asked by a reporter if a nomina
tion fur State oflicers wvould be made,
Mir. Brayton replied: "The call says'and
to transact any other business that may
be deemed advisable' and I can't say
whether nominations wvill be made or
not. But you are at liberty to guess."
A prominenit coloredi iepublican was
seen later who said that lhe was positive
that nominationls would be made and
that United States M1arshal Cunning
hamo, of Charleston, would be the nomn
inee for Governor.
An Unaccountable Murder in Texas.
NEW QOrLEANs. August 20.-A spec
al to the Times-D~emocrat from Belton,
Texas says that on the 14th, in the north
western part of the counlty, 'W . I wed
die entered the residlence of A. B. Tyler
during his abseiice and drew a revolver
on MIrs. Tyler. Oni Sunday evening
Teddle returnied with his son. George,
and a negro anda surrounded tihe house.
Tweddle opeiied lire on Mfrs. Tyler,
woumdinig her ill the hand. MIr. Tyl~er,
hearing the screams of his wife in front
of the house. ran to her rescue. when
Tweldle shot him. killing him instantly.
No cause of the tragedy is known.
Out of Humidity's Rteach.
S-r. Loris, Mlo., August 15.-Anna
MicGownr, known far and wide for her
obsity, was buried to-day. The wo
man wxeighed over 500) pounds before
death, and tihe collin, an immense af
fair especially constructed for her,
weighed 4tuN more. She was removed
fomi tihe house onl skids an-1 elevated
to the hearse with a derrick. The
grave was a small cellar in size, being
eight feet long, eight feet deep and
six feet wile. Another derrick was
made to mo dtyt~ in lowering the wo
man to her last restinr place.
THE BATTLE BEGINS.
FIR!NG THE FIRST SHOTS FOR GAG
LAW AND:FORCE BILL.
Ioar ake. a 11ot Speleeh-Ptal: Denies
H aving ThreateneI liLooseiRepuI>
licanis Reproacihed for Cowardice-The
Discussion Interrupted by the Tariff.
WASH I NGTON, 1). C., Aug. 2.-Quay's
"order of business" resolution was
taken up in the Senate. Ihoar oiTered
a substitute making it in order to close
debate after any matter has been "un
der conside-ation for a reasonable time,"
and also an amendment to add the elec
tion bill to Quay's list of measures, the
vote to be taken on it September 4th.
Hoar said his motion seemed to require
a compact statement of the purpose,
mechanism and necessity of the elec
tion bill. There had never been a meas
ure so much misrepresented or so much
misunderstood. Continuing, he said:
"I think nothing has been heard of it
here except the threat from one highly
honored Senator of bloodShed if its
provisions should be adopted and be
attempted to be put in force. I think
it proper, therefore, to call the atten
tion of the Senate for a few momients
to the proposition, which is nothing
muore nor less than a proposition to re
move force and fraud from the elec
tion of memberi of our great rep
resentative chmlber and to substitute
for the election processes with which
we are all unhappily, too familiar. the
peaceful arbitrament of the courts of
the United States."
Pugh: "1I desire to inqire of the Sen
ator if he alluded to what I said at the
time he reported the bill from Commit
tee on Privileges and Elections in re
lation to the effect of an attempt to en
force the law."
I1oar: "I did."
Pugh: "I desire to say that I made no
threat. What I said was a mere pre
diction--a mere expression of an opin
ion that has been repeated in the. [ouse
and in the press to the eff et that an
attempt to execute that law would
lead to bloodshed. I marie no threat.
It is an utter perversion-L am bound
to say a wilful perversion--of the lan
guage I used at the time that this bill
was reported to say that I made any
threat that that should be or would be
the consequence of the execution of the
law. It was a mere prediction--a mere
expression of opinion. It was the ex
pression of a fear and not of a desire
or intent that that would be the con
sequence of an effort to execute that
Hoar: "The difference between pre
diction and threat coming from the
leaders of the gentlemen who have
managed the elections in some parts of
the country has, unhappily, been found,
in experience, a pretty thin and narrow
one. But, if the Senator does not like
that phrase I will withdraw it and
read from the Record what he did say."
Hoar then made an extended speech in
support of the election bill, and on its
conclusion Spooner moved to refer the
Quay resolution to the Committee on
Frye made an impressive address to
the Republican Senators against that
motion and in favor of the amendment
to the rules providing for the adoption
of the previous question. He said that
if 43 Republican Senators would sit
fram ten till six every day and all
night if neceessary the rules could be
-changed in three days, the tariff bill
passed in ten days afterwards. and the
election bill in ten days after that.
But cowardice, he said, had never won
a battle and never retained a friend.
IHiscock took the same view.
Eidmunds replied to Frye and declar
ed his opposition to the muzzling pro
eess. While Edmunds was speaking
the cloc.k struck twelve and the tariff
bill was 1aid before the Senate as un
Aldrich declined to lay aside the tar
iff bill temporarily so the Senate pro
ceeded with considerationu of the tariff.
The pending question was o:n Mc
Pherson's amuendmuent to strike out of
paragraph 150, page 38. (referring to
pen knives, erasers and razors.) classmi
cations and compound duties, and to
substitute a uniform rate of-45 per cent.
advalorem. The paragraph andI amend
ment to it gave rise to a long discus
sion, carried on by McPherson, Vest.
Gray. Carlisle and Daniel, on the Demio
cratic side. and Aldrich, Platt and
Iawley on the Republican side. Dan
iel's remarks were not contlined to the
subject of cutlery, but took in the
whole question of the protective tariff
and its evil results on agricultural in
terests. Ie told the Republican Sena
tors that their own Secretary of State
had writte'n in letters of light, -.con
demning the pending bill; and that
their own Secretary of Agriculture had
told them that the cause of agricultural
depression was the loss of the foreign
markets. These iiarkets had becen lost
by the Republieans dloing what their
forefathers had complained of a hun
dred years ago against the British
crown. That wvas "cutting off tradle
with all parts of the world." It was
they who had built up the pauper la
bor of India by stimulating the prod uc
tion of Indian wheat; and it was that
same policy which was building up the
Argentine Confederation arid making
it the rival of the United States in ag
Aldrich asked Daniel to say h ow that
was being done.
Daniel replied that the Republican
policy had done it in three ways-first,
by demonetization; second, -by the bo
gus protective tariiY on wvool;and thirdl,
by making monopolistic tariff duties
so high that competition had b~een cut
off. The American farmers could not
now get the high prices for his
products in foreign markets to which
he has been accustomed. After reply
ing to some questions of Allison's as to
Argentine wvool, Daniel said that the
Senator hadiu, in times past, made some
observations in the samue line that lie
was making now, and he would there
fore refer the Senator of to-day to the
Senator of yesterday. Finally a vote
was taken, and McPherson's aimendl
met was rejected-yeas 2.5, nays 32.
Paddock was the only Republican Vot
ing "aye." Mandlerson and Plumb vo
ted "no." Ingalls did not vote.
The Ihouse amendment to thme Agri
cultural College bill and meat inspec
tion lill w-ere laid before the Senate
and were concurred in. The bills now
go to the President for his signiture.
The Senate bill authorizing the conm
struction of a bridge over the Tennes
see River at or near Knoxville, and time
Iouse bill for the relief of settlers on
Northern Paci lic Rail Roaid in demni
tv lands were taken from the calendar
and passed, the latter with a substitute.
Several Congressmoen and the Speak
er were in the chamber when these
bills were passed.
In one of IDr. Burton's Yale lectu~res
the following advice was given to the
yong ministers; -- When tirouble is brew
me, lkecep still. When slander is gettumg
on his legs keep still, till vou recover from
your excitement at any r-ate. Thmgs look
(lifl irently~ thirouighi an iuagitatedl eye. In
a comlmotion onice I wrote a latter and
sent it. and wished 1 had not. In myi later
'eas I had anotheur cnmmotion, and
wrote a long letter; but life~ had rubbed
a little sense into ime. and I ke pt that
letter in my pocket agzainst thme day when
I could look it oyer without agitation
and without tear's. I was glad I did.
Silence is the most maive5~ thing con
eivable sometimes. It, is strengthi in
very' grandure. It is like a regiment
o-deed tom stand still in the mid fury of
battle. To plunige in were twice as easy.
This has unsettled more ministers than
small salaries ever did or lack of ability.
The farmers are far f'ronm beinig likely
to swallow any candidate that a caucu
THE FEELING IN CHARLESTON.
Talk About an Opposition Candidate to
The Charleton correspondent of the
Augiista rChronie says: The with
drawal of, .111C .htragl;btout Doiicratic
delegates from the convenLin at -I ,.ciork
this morniig widenes the breachI in the
party. In this section of the country
everybody is red hot. for a fight to the 1i
The coiveitioni to iniiiate State ofli
cers occurs il Septelibwr. an1 the
st raiittout 1)mcatis are orgal izin ii
bIr it. They vill elect delelate l m every
coultv. ignoring the new Tillian Execu
live Conmmittee, anid will put a e.imiihdate
in the field and expect to elect himi.
Ex-Judue A. C. Haskell. of Columbia.
is spoken of as a fighting candidate. If
no candidate is put out against Capt.
Tillman. the thousands of* Democrats
who oppose hii will remain away from
There is strong talk among die Republi
cans here of putting up George I. Cun
ningham. who is a wealthy man. a
conservative Republican. and who at one
time was elected by the white people of
this city Mavor. over the regular Demo
eratic candidate. With the renlar
Democrats away from the polls. Mr.
Cunningham might he elected.
The Republicans. however. seem
indisposed to put out a Mtate ticket
and are content to lend ahand to
the whites in the light. which is
sure to come. It is nrob able that
Captain Tillman may get a major
ity of the Alliance negro voLe in the
upper section of the State, bit an adc6
colored Republican in the lower country
voiced the sentinent of many thousands
of hi6 race when lie said. "Cu ee gwliie
vote wid lie ole massa."
Meanwhile everybody is waiting with
intense anxiety the outcome of the
straightout Demacratic con ference in Co
He had A Double.
COLDMus, GA., August 14.-Three
years ago Andrew Youngblood, a col
ored yonth 17 years old, living with his
widowed mother in Charleton Connty,
suddenly disappeared. In November
last the grIef stricken mother heard
that her wayward son was not far
away and quite sick. She at once
went in search of him anl broght
him home lavishing upon him a moth
er's love and care. Although in form,
feature and color identical with the
missing Andrew Youngblood, some of
the neighbors doubted his identity, be
cause lie did not seem to recognize old
acquaintances; but he allayed all sus
picions by saying he had only preten
led not to know them.
Soon after his return home his moth
er told him his old sweetheart was still
single, and that she thought it his
duty to marry her. So, taking the ad
vice of his n6ther, he sought the hand
of the dusky damsel, and they were soon
married, and seemed to live very hap
pily together until July 5, when the
young man wentdown to Edisto River
and coi mitted suicide by drowning
This, howeve. did not end the career
This, however. did not end the career
of Andrew Youngblood, for on July
29 the real miss boy put in his ap
pearance. Ile was recognized by all
of his neighbors. and knew all the
people he was acquainted with before
he went away. le was very rigidly
examieed, and gave satisfactory proof
that he was Andrew Youngblood,
whom all supposed to be (lead. Iis
mothers tears were turned into joy.
But the young widow still mourns,
as she cannot claim him as her hus
band. She simoply married the wrong
Kidnapped by Gypsies'.
MioLm:, 1ll.. August 22.-IIiramn
Gregg. eight years 01(1 disappeared
from the hiomne of his parenits at Elmira,
N. Y.. forty years ago. Search for him
wvas kept up for several months, but
without result. The parents removed to
the West some time afterwards. andl
finally settled near this piace. Yester-.
day a man forty-eight years old1 appear
ed at the Gregg homestead alnd an
nounced hiimself as the boy who disap
pearedl forty years ago. According to
his story lie was stolen by gypsies, who
too~k him to Wisconsin. IIe wvas cruelly:
treatedl by his captors. and oftentimes
biad been beaten and threatendl with
:death. Ab~out fifteen years agzo Ihiram
married and his gypsy foster mother dis
appeared. Ihiram and his wife took up
their residence at Richiardlson, Oak Couin
ty, Wis., where they lived until a mys
terious communication was received
by Ihiram telhuin him his real name and
that his mother wras iving near 31oline.
l'his led to an investigation. wvhich re
multedI in the meeting. It is pi'esumed
that the letter was wvritten by one of the
yvpsies in a lit of remorse.
A Lynching in Nebraska.
BLATiR, NEB., August 1fd.-CharleS
Pratt was lynched by a mob shortly be
fore midnight last night for the mrder
of Farmer N. RI. Town yesterday morn
ing. About 1I o'clock seventy-fil
ren came from the country to town.
T'hey were soon joined by two hundired
thers from the city and mnarchedl di
rectly to the jail. The sheriff was ther
ogether with fifteen deputies, all o
whom were armed. They made no dis
plaiy of their weapons. All the lync'hers
were armed with suns and revolvers.
T'he sheriff ref used to deliver the keys1
to the jail, but wvas soon overpowered,
the deputies offering no resistance: to1
he invaders. The crowd then quickly
ade its way to the cell in which Pratt
~vas contined, and, seizing him. carrnild
im about a mile from town wvhere his
ands and feet were hound. Pratt was
hen asked if he had anything to say, I
and lie replied that the Towns had
wronged him and wvas sorry he (lid not
ill them all. While he was speaking
ormfeonle zave the rope a pull, and he
(ied with his speechu unfinished.
Not Worth P'rayina for.
A Telegram from Baltimore states
hat a colored clergyman ot that city1
hs received a circular letter from an I
fro-A mericatn news company in Newi
York ask.ig him to refe~r to the Lodge
ill in his sermon and get his conigre
~ation to sign a petition in favor of it
moediatelv after service. The trus
ees of th2 ~chtirch in quest ion, it ap
ears, have returned the circular with
arefusal to mix their religion with
olities, and wvith this remark: "We
ind a marked division of opinion
among the colored people of this State
mpon the aidvisablility an-1 practicat-4
aility of t he Lodge bill, as it atleets the
ermniemnt interests anid weilfare of the 1
olored people of the South."
A Perilous Feat.
LoNDcN. Atug. 18.-Thie igreat at
empt ofth~e American swimmer Dalton
o swim across the Einl~ishi channel re
ultedl in . us success last night, wheii lie
rrived a. jFolkstone, after traversing a
(stance (of sixty miles. and being im lie
ater twventy-three hours and twventy
iht mini ns coniitinuouslyv. The beach
vesi throniged with people awaijting his
anding, and there was a smai~ll fleet of
raft sailing abouit on the lookout ior him.
[here was great enithutsiasmi iH tlhe
rowdl ashore anid afloat. andi a niurmer
f' genuine sympathy went up when
alton finailly sta~gered tip the standl
ad fell faintiing a few feet from the
An Adciiress to Ministers.
ToMMoNsy.I-: A ugust 19.-Tihe Rev.
. M1. Richardson, e('ito~r of the Churis
an Mless;enger, has issued an address to
he Chlristiatn ministers of all deinomina
ions5 all over the Statte. to ha~ve a special .
ervice oi prayer early ini September that
he State olieers for the enisinig termni
naiy be ti:.led by God-fearing meni. whowse I
THE GLYMPH MURDER AGAIN.
An Abbeville Tragedy Revived with Pe
This quiet village, just across the .sa
vannalh river has !ong bwn a haven for
divorce seekers fromi Sou th Carolina. on
aecconuit of the stringent divorce I iW.,
in that State. says a 1Iartwell (Ga.)
special to the New York World. One
of the divorce cases to be settled soon
is of great interest. The plaintiff is
Irs. Jenmne Glymph, and she asks the
court to grant her an absolute divorce
from her husband, George, with the
privilege of resuining nier maiden naine,
Jennie Townsend. At the last term of
the superior court she was granted
legal separation from her husband, the
verdict in the absolute aivorce to be
rendered at the coming term of the
court. In her petition she gives the
following account of her life, which is
substantiated by abundant evidence :
Twenty-three years aogo there was
born to the Townsends. one of the first
families of South Carolina. an only
daughter. This child was reared in
wealth, given every comfort and indulg
ence. Her beautv was remarkable, and
she had many suitors for her hand and
heart. Prominent among these were
John and George Glymph, the former
being about her own age, and his broth
er being about twenty-five years old.
To the younger of the brothers the girl
gave her heart and nromised her hand
The older brother gave up all hope of
winning the girl and appeared soon to
have lived down his love.
When she was seventeen years old
-Miss Townsend was being educated in
a prominent seminary in her native
State, but her love for John Glymph
did not abate, and he proposed an elope
ment andi a marriage at a neigh boring
minister's and she offered no objection.
Ile was to meet her about eight o'clock
at night in the grounds of the seminary
and take her in a carriage to the minis
ter's house. The young man took his
brother into his confidence. John was
delayed by something happening, and
George went to the grounds to quiet
the young lady's anxiety. When George
reached the rendezvous he found the
girl already at the appointed spot and
anxiously awaiting her lover. Tne
night was yery dark, and as soon as he
came in sight she mistook him for his
younger brother-whom he very much
resembled--arid flew into his arms.
Without correcting her he lifted her
into the buggy in which he came and
drove to a friend's, where they were
married. This was made possible by
the peculiar marriage laws of South
Carolina, which neither requiress. mar
riage license nor a minister to perform
a legal ceremony, but simply to consent
in tie presence of two witnesses. The
girl had not seen the face of the man
she had married until he carried her to
his home, and when she discovered her
fatal error she was crazed with grief.
John Glymph, when he reached the ren
dezvous and did not find his sweetheart,
was likewise grief-stricken; but when
he discovered his brother's perifidy he
took his disappointment even harder
than Miss Townsend did. Mrs. Glymph
succeeded in keepiug the matter a
secret. Two daughters were born to
the Glymphs, but soon George began to
maltreat his handsome wife. When
John Glymph heard of this he took a
house near the Glymphs, in order to
protect his former sweetheart if there
should be occasion for so doing. He
did so once and was shot and killed by
his brother. George was arrested, but
was acquitted on a technicality. His
wife removed to this place and began
divorce proceedings, and there is little
doubt but that tbe coming term of
court will grant her request.
REPUBLJCANS AT SEA.
Fifteen Senator,; Opposed to the Election
WAsHINGTON, Aug. 14.-The fourth
in the series of Republican senatorial
caucusses was held at the Capitol to
night and was as ineifuctuial as any of
the preceding caucuses so far as definite
results are concerned. It was the most
important caucus yet held, the most
largely attended and the most pointed in
the matter of speeches made. Thirty
nine senators were present and with the
exception of Senator Cullom, who was
ill, and Senator Sawyer, every one re
mained till adjournment-a very unus
There was an extreme diversity of
'iews manifested and the caucus ad
journed1 simply because an agreement
was impossible. It was a very unharmo
aious meeting. Senators Quay and Cam
ron both made speeches and strongly
represented the political inexpediency of
Ioing anything with the Federal election
ill at present and urged the necessity of
early adjournment from a party stand
point. Senator Aldrich also was on the
ide of those who desired adjournment
mid was spokesman for those senators
vho view the embarrasment and delay
>er the tariff bill as out weighing all
>ter considerations in deciding tue
olicy to be pursued. Senator Plumb
dso spoke and it is understood opppos-ed
hle election bill out and out.
For the friends of the bill which had
~aused these numerous caucuse Senators
[ar and Spooner were champions. The
atter made a strong speech, which some
lenominated "reading the riot act." i~e
varned the senators that they must meet
he issue squarely. The elections bill
nust be passed now-at this session-or
iot at all. It would be futile to go before
he country with any statement that
his bill wvould be passed at the next ses
ion. It was of supreme importance
hat it should be passed at once. If is
emarks brought out sharp remarks
rom several of the opponents .to the
The discussion showed that there
vas a greater number of senators than
as been generally supposed who for one
eason or another are willing to adjourn
vithout the election bill being acted on.
L'he number of these senators is placed
it fifteen. Finially about 10:30 an ad
ournment was proposed, and was finally
orced by a majority vote. This was
he only vote taken. A general under
tanding prevailed among the senators
hat nothing should be given to the
>ublic as to the caucus, ano. they refer
ed all niewspaiper mreni to Senator Ed
nunds, who is wvell known as an opp~on
ut of puiblicity in such matters. The
~ermont senator was chairman of the
One Must be a Republican.
T H E G overncr of South Carolina has
icu making sonic remarks to the Presi
lent of the United States. The Gov
ruor appiointed two Demorats, instead
Oii nelReublicani and one Democrat, as
oimussioners to the World's Fair, as
he law proviles. IHis attention wvas
aled to the matter by the President,
nd the G;overnor repled that he appoin
edl two Democrats because there was
10 Republican in the State of South
arolina to whom he was willing to in
rust so responsible a duty. The law
n the subject is plain, however. and
he question now Is whether the com
nission of one of the commissioners
~om South Carolina is not invalid. Un
ess a Republican is appointed South Car
lina will probably be the only State in 1
ie Union which will not be fully repre
ented oileially at the Columibian Expo
A sin;1ar Accident.
G ni-:ENytLLE. S. C.. August 20-Em
nie Moon.a little eighit-yea r-old dlaughiter
f W. 11. Mtoon, who lives twentv-iive
ales above tis city, was instantly kill
d in a sinuluar maner~ to-diay. She
vs laying ini the yard. and a young
ad was leani ing. against a lost o: the
>a'zza. The little girl stole behind the
oung lady and p)ulled icr dress, frig..hten
ug the youni lady so badly that she
luthed thc post, pu lling it out fronm its
lace and both fell on the little girl mash
THE RIDE TO DEATH
List of the Dead in the Accident Near
BosTON. Aug. 20.--The latest report
fronm Quincy gives the following as the
complet e list of the dead, all identified:
M rs. M. E. Parker. W elltleet, Mass.
Master Parker, son of Mary F. Parker,
Lyian Merrill, Rominey, N. 11.
Mrs. L. Merrill and Mrs. Mattie Fran
Miss Mary E. Tilton, Lexington,
Mrs. Mary Abbott, Louisville, Ky.
Miss Eva Ballard. Ashville, N. C.
Mrs. F. 0. Allen, Philadelphia, Pa.
Miss Bessie Allen, Philadelphia, Pa.
M rs. Oscar Fenley, Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Sue Fenley, Louisville, Ky.
Alice Fenley (infant), and Catherine
Feuley, Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. E. P. Johnson, A. C. Johnson,
son of the above, and James Ryan,
South Boston, fireman of train.
Mrs. Nancy Wells. Hartford, Ct.
C. M. Copp, Cleveland, 0.
Regarding the cause of the accident
Division Superintendent French, of the
Old Colony road, said last night: "We
have not made an investigation, but
from what we can learn it appears that
the section men, who were at work on
the track. had what we call a 'track
jack' on the rails, and that they had it on
when the train came flying around the
curve. From all indications, although
we don't know it officially, the jack was
not taken out when the train came up.
Whether or not the danger signal was
set will not be known till the official in
A Globe reporter, in prosecuting his
investigations, found in a lot of weeds,
beside the track near the bridge, the
jack which is supposed to have caused
such terrible loss of life.
Marks of the flanges of wheels were
plainly cut in the heavy tool and it bore
evidences of having been run over by a
train of cars. The sides of the socket of
the casting to receive the handles by
which the weight is raised were pressed
close together and a large hole was cut
through the casting and the bottom of
the casting was broken off.
The foreman of the section gang,
named Welch, could not be found last
Have you ever visited Hot Springs?
Alas 1 You meet while there so many
instances of terrible blood poison, evi
denced by disfigurement of face and
form. Hither, rush sufferers from scro
fula, syphilis, eczema, salt rheum, ul
cers, blemished skin, twisted and ach
ing joints, limbs made crooked by
rheumatism, etc., etc. Some find relief,
some do not and come away poor in
purse and grieviously disappointed. It
costs money to visit and sojourn at Hot
Springs. The experiment of going
there cannot be indulged in without
considerable expence. How thankful
then should everyone be to know there
is a remedy even more beneficial in
cases of blood poison than Hot Springs.
We refer to Botanic Blood Balm (B B
B) as to its merits thousands will testi
Z. T. Ilallerton. Macon, Ga., writes:
"I contracted blood poison. I first tried
physicians, and then went to Hot
Springs. I returned home a ruined man
physically. Nothing seemed to do me
any good. My mother persuaded me to
try B B B. To my utter antonishment
every ulcer quickly healed."
Jas. L. Bosworth, Atlanta, Ga., says:
"Some years ago I contracted blood poi
son. I had no appetite, my digestion
was ruined, rheumatism drew up my
limbs, so I could hardly walk, my throat
was cauterized five times. Hot Springs
gave me no benefit and mylife was one
of torture until I gave B B B a trial,
and surprising as it may seem, the use
of five bottles cured me."
A Deed of Heroism..
ANDERSON. S. C., August 19.-Main
street w~as the scene on yesterday after
noon of a deed of heroism seldom equal
led, in which Frank Miller. a young ne
gro man, was the hero. A horse driven
by Mrs Schirmer. her mother-in-law ad
a little girl being with her in the carriage.
became frightened at the engine of the
Rough and Ready Fire Company, which
was throwing water on the square, and
ran away. Frank Miller, who was stand
ing on the sidewalk near the National
Bank, seeing the runaway ran out and
caught hold of the harness, and after
running some distance at the side of the
horse and seeing that he would have to
turn loose or be struck against a post
toward which they weare fast approaich
ing, he gave one bound and leaped upon
the back of the running animal, and
gathering up the lines, succeeded in bring
ing him to a standstill. No one was
hurt, although the ladies were dread
fully frightend and one of them fainted.
A handsome purse was at once made up
and persented to the rescuer, who had no
doubt saved the lives of these ladies at
the risk of his own. It was a noble act,
and one that cannot be too highly
commended.-News and Courier.
A Terrible Story.
BrnMrNorAM. ALA., August. 17.
Reports of a fatal fight among miners
at Johns, twenty-eight miles from here,
were received here to-night. It .seenm
some fifteen or twenty miners became,
involved in a quarrel yesterday while at
work down in the mine, and divided
into two factions. One party of ten
came out of the mine first, and waited
at the mouth of the shaft for the other
party. When the second party came
out they were attacked by those above
ground. As a man's head would ap
paer at the mouth of the shaft he would
be struck with a pick. Five men are
reported killed outright or fatally in
jured. There is no telegraph office near
the mines, and names and further
particulars cannot be learned to-night.
The coroner has gone down to investi
gate the matter. So far as known, no
arrests have been made.
He stole a House.
CAI RO, Ill., August 20.-H.M. Brilt,
m employee of the Catche levee in tati'
ouhailing from St. Loisune
irrest in this city charged with stealing
t house from Tom Easley. The latter
ad built the house on a piece of land
md rented it, but the renter gave it up
everal months ago. Some days ago
Easley went to repair it for the next
~enant, but it was gone. After a long
~earch he found it, several miles from
he farm, near the Catche levee, and oc
uied by Britt, who had deliberately
aken it down and set it up again in its
QUEBEC, August 20.-Le Canadien
ypeals to the leaders of the Ottawa and
,uebec governments to provide wvork *
r the inhabitants of the Counties below
2uebec whose crops are a total failure,
'he paper says it has ascertained that
housands of families are preparing to
cave the country and unless the projected
Iatane railway is pushed ahead in order
o provide these families with bread
miration will take place which will
e ruinous to the Dominion.
Editor and Mule.
A Georgia editor, says the Atlanta
onstitution, borrowed a mule to plow
s garden. When quiet was restored
he editor was foundl under an outhouse,
ur panels of fence were gone, and the
nule was eating roastiug-ears in aneigh
oring truck patch.
ACCORDING to the Augusta Chroni
:e Mr. Hamilton Disston and the other
.'ennsylvania manufact'urers, who have
arge pecuniary interests in the South,
aving invested millions in lands QV
vorks in this section. are credited with
esponsoibility for Senator Quay's comn
ination with Democrats to defeat the
Another Alliance Bill.
WasuINGOo. Au. 20.--Blaiintro
ued in the Senate tiis morning, at the
equest of the Farmers' Alliance, a bill to