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THE CROOKED SHALL BE MADE
Dr. Talmage', Discourx' at the .Academy
of Music-A Series of Sermon,; on the
Holy Land to be Deetred.
Biooxr.y,. Sept. 21.-Preliinary
to his sermon at the Academ. of Music
in this city, ths forenoon, Rev. Dr. Tal
mage announced that, until the new
Brooklyn Tabernacle was completed. he
would preach in the Brooklyn Acadcny
ol Music, on Sunday mornings. ITe was
glad to add that, by an nrranzenent
made through The Christian Ierald. of
New York city, he would be enabled to
preach in the New York Academy of
Musi'. on Fourteenth street. on Sunday
evenings, begmniug with the eveuing of
September :38th. He also announced
that on next Sabbath morning, Septem
ber 5Sth. he rould bezin a series of ser
mons entitled: "My Recent Journey
Through the Holy Laud and Neighbor
ing Countries; What I Saw and Lean:ed."
The subject of to-day's sermon was:
"Crooked Things." Text, Isaiah x1. 4:
"The crooked shall be made straight."
Geometry, from the time it was dis
covered on the banks of the Nile, which,
by its overfiow annually obliterated the
landmarks, and the restoration of these
laudm!rks made such a science neces
sarv-I say, Geometry, ever since then
has been busy with lines. straight lies.
curved l!nes. lines in angles and0 coues
and spheres. but has never been able 16
evolve any beauty from a line that was
merely crooked. The circle and the
square were always considered admir
able. Isaiah recognizes the circle and
says : "The Lord sits upon tke circle of
the earth." The altar of the ancient
tabernacle was "Cour square." and the
breastplate of the priest "four square,"
and heaven. accordinz to John. !s "-four
square." But the Bible has no admira
tion for lines that are merely crooked.
Indeed, my text in propiesying the
world's complete rectification declares:
"The crooked shall be made straight."
There have been so many moral earth
quakes that many things have got into a
terrible twist-crooked laws. crooked
governments, crooked fortunes, crooked
dispositions-and many of the ed'orts to
straighten things have o nly made thcm
more crooked. And some good people
sit wn in despair and become pessni
is c and give up liie and the church and
the world as dead failures. With such
lachrymose behavior I have no sympa
thy-. It is a promise ot the Lord Al
mighty. "The crooked shall be nade
straight." I propose, as I may be di
vinely helped, to mention some of the
crdSed things that are going to be
Much of the wealth of the world is In
the hands of the profigate while many
of the best people are subjected to dis
tressing privation; and there is going to
be a redistribution of property. if it
were possible. it would be a bad thing
to have things divided equally. Some
men are able to endure more success
than others, and prosperity that might
not unbalance you, might destroy me.
The Declaration of American Independ
ence declares that all men are born
equal, but the opposite is the truth for
they are born unequal. In no respect is
is this more evident than in their capa
city to endure success, financial or social.
-I have seen men by the acquisition o1
fifty thousand dollars made arrogant and
overbearing, and I have known others
with their millions of dollars childlike
and unassuming and Christian. We
would all be affluent but the Lord can
not trust us. 1 am glad there are those
He can trust. Much is said against
capitalists, but the world would be a
shaky world without them. Who built
railroads which, while they give such
facilities of travel, employ tens 01 thous
ands of laborers supporting them and
their families ? Capitalists. Who built
great ships that stir the rivers and bridge
the ocean? Ca'3italists. Who reared
the thousands of factories all over the
land in which hundreds of thousands ot
employees earn theit daily bread? Capi
talists. Whio endowed your colleges,
and opened free libraries, and built asy
lums for the orphan. the crippled and
the insane? Capitalists ! But for them
there would not be an Academy of Mus
ic, or a picture gallery or a free library
or a steamboat, or a railroad in America.
Who put the world on seventy-five years
beyond what it would haye been in
enterprise, in comforts, in education
al advantage, in good things without
number ? Capitalists ! The more money
a man gets the better, if it come honest
ly and is employed righteously. Never
theless we all see that there needs to be
a redistribution of property. Corm
munism proposes to make that distribu
tion by torch and dagger and dynamite.
Throw the midnight express train ofi the
track and put the factory into conflagra
tion. Disrupt society. Burglarize._ As
sassinate. Such people believe neither
mn God nor man nor woman and they
know how to make things wvorse but
never have made and never can make:
I tell you how there will conme a re
distribution of property. 'Under the di
vine blessing good people will get more
alertness and acumen and assiduty.
Many good people are kept in straiten
ed circumstances because they have been
indolent, or lacked courage to take hion
est advantage of circumstances, and
were too stupid to get on. With the
very same surroundings others went on
to competency. In the better days to
come good men will have their faculties
wakened, and will in consequence ri e to
larger share of property. On the other
hand, estates wrongfully accumulated.
will dissolve. If not the sons. then the
grandsons will make the money fly, and
it will gradually scatter in their hands.
and become a part of the general wealth.
Then, as to vast properties righteously
gathered-and there are thousands of
them-such estates, will contribute to
ward helping the unfortunate, not more
by charities than by helping struggling
people into lucrative business' and the
man who has amassed enough and a sur
plus will say : "There is a young mer
chant without any capital. I will start1
him on Fulton Street," and "there is a
young mechanic who has no means of
his own, and I will put him on a career
of prosperity," and " There is a farmer
wit[ too big a mortgage on his land, and
I will help him lift the encumbrance."
The fact is that if the kindness and gen
erasitv manifested by moneyed men to
word the struggling during the last lifty
years. increases in the same ratio for the
next fifty years. there will be a condition
of society paradisacal. We are goIng to
have a multiplication of William IE.
Dodges, and Peter Coopers. and James
Senoxes. and George Peabodys, So will
come redistribution, and the crooked
will be made atraight.
Mind this: God never yet undertook a
failure. The old book which is worth
all other books put together, makes it
plain that God has undertaken to regu
late this world by gospel influences, and
if He has the power Ie will do what lie
says He will, and no one who amounts
to anything will deny IHis poer God
has said a hundred times "I will." but
never once has sa:d "I cannot." We may
wth our tack-hammers pound away, try
ing to mend and improve and straiehten
be distppintd in tihe result. heeau!e
our arm is too weak and the hammer we
weil!, too small, but the most deliant di
ficuty wll 11itten and disappear when
God with a hamnmer male of summer
thuderbolts strikes .t, saying, "The
crooked shall be made strai.ht."
In your usinss concerns there ar: Iii
t:ences perpgexing. Your ailaits may
secm all rigiht to outsiders. 1or busiuess
firms do not advertise their private
tr'uble, bit where one !irm has every
thing just as t!ey want it there are a
hundred .irms at. ther w:t's end what to
do with that partner who draw; more
thtu his share of the pnr t, or with that
stockholder who comes in iut otcn
cnough to upset tidngs. or with that (is
appearance of :hmds which you canniot
accouit for. tlthough you have suspicious
you icnnot mentton, or with that invest
mnt which was made contrarv to vour
judIgment because there was a determi
nation to nush It tlrouh. or because
You are goin behind month by month
ith out any prospect o extrication.
Te ronlle is putting a wrinkle on your
forhead that ought not to appe.-r Ithere
f ten vears vet, and vou will be fortv
yerl w Ven you (ugit to 1.0 only
11h4y (r 'ity when you olit to be
Iily wr servemyr when YOU ough"'it to bO
oly .ixty, Stop worrin . Ethe'*r lwihe
disou 0tion th1t irm. o bV re-ad Iust
'g matte 'rs vou will erX h safelv
tilrough ;f you rut yoeir trust in God.
Whe a ma ecial ho~ussil tie sus
p'nsion is auvertised, bu, of the tcus of
tho usands o: men, who are every day cx
trica, ted uo publie mnilon is mnad"e. T eR
*'rday was Saturday and I warrant that
a' the windows of banks. an d in count
ing-roors of stores and on every street
of eve ct. God appearedl for the de
hverance of good men. a certainl' as
heuxii with 1i's riahz foot he trod Lake
Galiaee, into placidity and made Daniel
a afe among the lions as though they
Ihad bee house dogs asleep on a ru be
fore a winter's fire. Throw yourself on
the rromise of the text. or a hundred
other texts meaning about the same
I never Yet asked God to do anythir
but lHe did it. if it were best, and in all
t: cases where my :rayer has not been
answered. I have found out afterward
that it was bost not to have been an
swerca in my way. But none ofus have
tested the full power of prayer. It is a
force very like some of the forces of na
ture, that were in existence but not ea
ployed. For ages electricity was
thought good for nothing but to burn
barns. and kill people with fell strokes.
The lightning rod on the top of houses
was the spear with which the world
charged on the thunderstorm. as much
as to say. "If you dare to come this way
I will hurl you into the ground." l3ut
now electricity lightens homes. and
churches. and cities, and Christendom,
and moves rail cars, and he is a rash man
who mentions anything as impossible to
this natural energy. So the power of
,raver was to the world rather a fright
ul power, if it was any power at all.
But that has been changed. and men
begin to use it in some things, and the
time will come when it will be used in
all things, and there will be a Bible in
every counting room, and supplication
will ascend from every commercial es
tablishment, and when business firms
are formed the question will not only be
asked as to how much this one and that
one put in of capital, the question will
be asked: "Do you know how to pray?"
Mightier agent than any natural force
vet developed will be this Gospel elc
tricity, flashing heavenward for help.
flashing earthward with Divine response.
God in business life. God in agricultural
life. God in mechanical life. God in ar
tistic life. God in every kind of life. Your
religion for the most past is hung up so
high you cannot reach it. It is hung up
on the cloudy rafters of the sky where
you expct to snatch it up as you finally go
through for heavenly residence. Oh. have
your rehgion within easy reach now! Re
-ligion is not for heaven. but for this world.
Once mn heaven, we will need no prayer.
for we shall have everything we want.
We will need no repentance. for we shall
have forever got rid of our sins. We
shall have no need of comfort. for there
will be no trouble. The Chamstian re
ligion is not for heaven where every thung
is all right, but for this world where so
many things are ail wrong.
Washington Allston, whose name vou
recognize as that of a great American
painter, was reduced to extreme poverty.
and one day got on his knees and asked
for a loaf of bread for himself and his
starving family. While be was bowed in
that prayer there was a knock at the
door and a man came in anti said: "o
a bout your painting, the 'Angel tCricl.'
that received the prize at the royal acad
cmy:? Has it been soldh" "No," said
Allstona. "IIow much do von want for
its' Allston replied: "I amt done fixing
a price for I cannot tell." "~Wlil four
hundred pounds be enongh~' asked the
stranger. "Why that is more than I
asked." said Allston. Thte 400 pounds.
(62.000) were paid and the purchaser ma
troduced tmseif as Marquis of Stalford,.
who) thereafter was one of the most lib
oral patrons of the rescued artist. "Oh.
that all just happened so!" Didit? Tell
that to sonie ignorant man, somel be
nighted woman, who has never read the
the promise: "Call upon me in the day
of trouble. I will deliver thee." or that
other promise: The crooked shall lbe
"Well.," says oue. "you don't apply
this in every direction." Yes, I do).
Tate the most uncertain thing on eart~h
-the weather. The Bible distinctly
says that prayer controls the weather.
James 5th. and 1 8th: "Elijah was a man
subject to like passions as we are and he
prayed earnestly that it might net rain,
and it rained not on the earth for the
space of three sears and six months:
and he prayed again andl the heavens
gave rain." Do you say that was the
weather of olden time? There have been
instances in modern times just as mar
velous. There is not a Christian ship ca p
tain but could give you instances of dli
vine interference with the weather in
answer to prayer. It has been my good
fortune to know many shly captains.
They are in all our services. They leave
their vessels on Sunday mornings and
join us in worship. I warrant there are
enough of them present this morning to
take a whole fleet im safety across the
Atlantic. Whenever I have heard them
testify, It has mightily confirmed me in
what I knew before, that God answers
prayer concerning the weather. And
there have been cyclones that started
up from the Carribbean sea. sweeping
down every sail anti every smokestack
and every mast in their course, which in
answer to specitic petition have been di
verted and made to curve around some
particular ship, ieaving that in calm wa
ters, and then resuming their original
path of destruction. The weather
probabilities again have announced a
tempest and we wore all ready for it, but
to the surprise of most people, the net
day we saw thle announcement that the
atmospherictjury had changed its course.
The probabtilty is it struck a prayer and
glancetiofl. if Eliijah's prayer ef fectedi
thre weather of Palestine for forty-two
months', .1 shoutld tink~ someb od ynuw
mtlight have a prayer tlat would e it
for a couple of days.
.lohtn Easter w.as many~i years ago ani
evangelist in Virgin~a. A large out-door
meeting was being~ hel in that sate.
Many thcousands hadi ass~embledt in the
op~en air and heavy stormn-coud began
to gather. T here wa., n shelter to
which !the mlt.itudes could re tet Th~le
rain had alrertdy re ae the ad .in
iields when John Easter~ erio out:
"B~rethren, be sdll whi 1 Ica 1upon G od
preaced to this nulttude.-- .Ten he
knelt and vraved that the audileCC might I
be spared from thec rain and that afcr
thoy had gone to their hones there might
m refreshiug sihovers. Uchiold the
clouds parted as they came near and
Issed to eher Side! of the crowd and
then coscd aga :a.m the place dry
Wt."r thC aUdience hIa abled ard
the next day the postponcd showers
nme upOn ilhe ground that had bcen the
day before omitted. Do you say it only
happened so? I cainnot see what you
Kec) vourt bibles !or. 'n:d the God yon
wurship is not my God. Your God iS
an autocrat. and le i far oil and so
far u') that the wod cannot touch Him,
a. his throne is au eternal iceberg. Mv
G d is a father. here and now. and a father
wil gve is child what h e aks for. if it
is best for him to have it. Pray
aboaut evri that concerns you. see
u'arties as well as spirimuahties. Take
to God all your annoyances and perplex
it-es. The crookied shall re made
straight. Some p-eople talk as though
God Controlled things in gewnral but not
in articular; that He started everythim;
un"de r certain laws and let it take care of
itself, as an engineer njiht start, his 1o
comotive on al iron ratlroad track and
then jumip oil. WhIt would happen to
sutch a locomiotive :s what would long
ago ha-ve1 happuild 41 our world *I God
had started it ant aclrwards alloweId it
to look out for itsell, There is no such
thing as a general providence. It is a
particular providence. God has no gen
era! care for a :orest. it is a care of
e:ver ce!!, of every leaf and root in that
fores'i. God has -no general care of the
occan . Is a care of every drop of wa
tor in the liquid magnitude. God has
no general care for the human race. It
isacare of every ind'vidual of that race.
and of every item of inriividual history.
I preach IFlm, a God in ilinitesinuals, an
every-dav God, a Go.1 responsive, and
one breath of earnest prayer, though that
breath should not be strong enough to
make a candle ilicker. will absorb more
of the divine attention than if the arch
cngel standing at the fcot of the throne
should 11ap both wings.
it is remarkablie how many crooked
tligs arc in the providence of God be
iA made straight. About thirty years
ago our natlonal allars were as crooked
as denraved American nolities ant bad
men, and satan could make them. From
the to of Maine to the foot of Florida.
the nation was red with wrath. It was
wranigle and fight all the way throug,
and one of the mildest things that the
North and South promised each other
was assasination. During this snmmer
I have traveled through New York, and
Ohio, and Illinois, and Indiana. and
Minnesota. and Kansas and Nebraska.
Mad issouri, and Texas. and Louisi
ana. and Georgia. and North and South
Carolina. and Virginia, and Pennsyl
vania. and I have shaken hands with tens
of thousands 01 people. and talked with
men of all sections and degrees, and I
have to tell you it is all peace, and in
all the states of the Union you could not
now marshal a military company of 100
soldiers to gfiht against the United States
government, unless you got your men
out of the penitentiary. Did the corrupt
and gangrened political parties do this
work of rectification and pacification?
No! It was ny divine interposition that
the crooked has been made straight.
On December 2, 1851. Louis Napoleon
Bonaparte rode down.the Champs Elysee
of Paris. and under the hoofs of his horse
a Republic was trampled as the rider
went to take a throne. It was the out
rage of the century. For nineteen long1
years the wrong trphed. The will of.
one man who wanted to remain emiperor
kept down a nuation who wanted a Rie
public. But September, 18T0, arrived,
and Sedan unrolled its crimson scroll.
The emperor surrenders with 83.000
troops. 410 field guns, t3,000 horses and
60.000 muskets. From that day the bal
lot-box was up and the throne was down.
Free institutions have been substituted
for an infamous monarchy. Thank God!
The crooked has been made straight.
But why go so far to find fuliilment of
my text. In all our lives there are
rooked things that need to be nmade
straight. and each hearer or reader will
enumerate for himself or herself. With
one it is deiapidated phuysical health, anid
you are savyig, -Whyv cannot I be in
gohelhwhen I have sutch opportui
tie ad schresponsibilities?" Alas for
the sick headaches and the rheumatie
jomits, and the neuiraigic thrusts, and the
lame foot ! But rou' will be well soon.
Life at the lon:gest is an abbreviated dur
ance. There is a black doctor thant will
ure you. Some people call him Death.
No disease was ever able to stand before
his touch. Use all thie means allforded
:or phlysleal recuperation. but if they fail
the hour of release is not fair away.
There need be no incurables. There is
no sorrow that heaven cannot cure.
Those who in this world have always
been well will not get thie best part of
heaven. Thtey wlli not have the advan
tge of contrast. They were well before
they left this world and wvhy should they
be so gratulated at being well in the next
world. But to those who on earth wore
hindered or broken down in health what
a contrast as they step into that domain
w;here there has never been an aching
brow or lame foot or inflamited muscle or
disordered nerve! For forty years there
may have been a stooping in the b~ac'k.
or a twisted muscle, or a curved spine or
a crooked limb, but (lie premise has been
fulfilled. -"The crooked shall be made
In ninny a domestic life are dificeulties
to be removed. There are thousands of
matches that are not made in heaven.
Sonic of the loveliest women have been
united to somle of the meanest men, and
some of the grandlest men to (lie most
worthless womien. There amy be no
suficient cause of divorcement. but there
has never been any accord. For them
the weddimg march ought never to have
been played. The twain divergrent in
sentiment. the north pole and the south
pole might just as well have been mar
ried. A twist of nettles would have been
more appropriate than a garland of
orange blossoms. The unutterable mis
ake was made to please piarents. or for
the acquisition of estate, or for heighten
ig of social position or thorough thought
essnes I call the attention of such to
lie rapid dissolutioIn of fhmilies. This
thought, whiichu is a sadness to a happy
marital state, might be consolatory to
those unequally yoked. A very short
pathm is the pathi of life. The roiling years
vil give quick emancipaticon. Every
~ody, for discipline, must have some
kind of trouble. andl that is your trotuble.
Put in a song now and thn to eer
our stnrt. Mlake the bet tof thi ngs.
Find in God that peace whichm no one
else can bestow. The days and monthisI
nd years are crowding past. atnd thte
last of the processuin, so fa a s you arc
onerned, will sooni have oe hy.le-1
enber that some of thie best men and
omen who ever livedI hiave had the samei
ifetime misforttune.I They bore up undi~er I
it and so can 'you. Thle expiration of the
ife of one of you. will, aller a while, re- t
nove thie aliiection L et the one that
emamns miake no hypocritical mourn
ng at the obsgc~mes. of the o10net. goes
or imitate those whomn we have all noe
tcd who fot:;hItik cte and dogs all
their marric. -tatLe anil thenl coul not
:et org as to sun airges doleful ca
uh, or :urnishing stores . 1''repare
wedls blacik enough.1 or tmbstone cut
tes to chisel eitap -~i~ ucugstic enough.
It is a matter of con tatuintion hat the
urmhapptest conju'ral rceatons wi er
minate. Theo crookded shalli he mde
straihzit. In the ages of the- wor!. wh~en
the people liv*ed Iive or ::-xo eih or
nie hundred y ears. suchI consolation for 1
apt. It would have brouiht no relief to
some of those old patriarchs to say.
"You will have only 700 years more of
this." But lifc has been abbreviated by
the cutting oil of century after century
until we can console people, whether
their trouble be financial or domestie. by.
saying it will not be long before the
crooked shall be made straight.
HALE AND HEARTY AT 104.
A emiarkab!e Wonan Livina at Park
ersburg. 1v. Va.
PAln~Ins1~ur , W. VA., Sept. 24.
Om of the attractions at the tourteenth
anaual reunion of the Army of West
Virginia in this city last week was the
oidest Person in West Virginhi. Mrs.
Jane Brungardner. She will be 104
yeats uid on D)ece nber 25 next. She
was born in Gear--in in 1786. Esrlv in
her youth she came to Virginia -nd
setticd in what is now called West
Virginia, near the Ohio itiver.
She is a most rerm-arkable woman in
inny respects. She does not use
glasses, even when doing tho finest
se Wi mr. She wouid be taken a- a
casual glace as a woman of 60 years of
age. She uses tobacco, having byen
r-ccustoiedi to it from her youth, her
constant companion being a primitive
cob pipe. She says she pref:-rs a cob
pipe to "any of the new fangled no
tions." Iler hearing is still good. She
had eight children, tour of whom still
live. She has forty grandchldren,
thirty-five great-grandchildren, and
three great-great-grandchildren. This
chronological table is taken from her
recollection of ten years ago. A fair
estimate of her descendants at this
date would not be less tl an two han
dred and fifty people.
The old lady has a reportire of stories
of Semilnole raids in Florida and of
the aborigines of this part of the coun
try aimost a century ago. She was
oyer 20 years of age when Aaron Burr
and Blennerhassett figured prominent
ly in the history of the country. She
says she saw Burr and his victirm. Her
man Blennerhassett, frequently in th'eir
travels from the historical island to
Marietta and return. and frequently
conversed with both of them. Mrs.
B"lennerha1sset t was, and still is, h,?r
ideal of a beautful woman. In speak
iug of Burr she says she always had a
natural dislike for the man. When
she settled permaneutly at Briscoe. six
miles from Marietta. Ohio, (the ol-lest
town on the Ohio River,) that place
was nothing more than a collection of
a few log huts. The fort at. Hammer,
Ohio, opposite Marietta, was the only
place for many miles up and down the
Ohio River where the isolated settler
of that day could secure protection dur
ing the numerous Indian raids which
were common then.
MIrs. .Brungardner's physical :condi
tion is,indeed, wonderful at her great
age. She comes to this city unattend
ed once every three months to sign
vouchers for her pension as the widow
of a soldier of the war of 1812.
SAD FATE OF OSMAN PASHA.
Five Hundred Turkish Seaman Drowned
LoNox, Sept. 19.-A dvices from IIi
ogo state that the Turkish man-of-war
Ertzogroul has foundered at sea, and
that live hundred of her crew was drown
ed. The Ertzogroul was a wooden, frig
ate-built crusier of 2,344 tons displace
ment. She mounted forty-one guns of
small calibre and was built in 1863. Os
man Pasha and Ali Pasha. envoys of the
Sultan to the Fmperor of Japan. were
passengers on the Ertzogroul and were
Osman Pasha, who-se victory over the
Russians at Plevna gave him a high
rank as a lighting general. was on board
and was lost, lie had been oil an oflici
al visit to Japan. having been intrusted
with a special mission from the Saltan
to the 31ikado.
The progress of the steamer sinice she
left Constantinople for the East many
months ago has been a most undlignlified
and ludicrous one. .She left Turkey
short of money, it being understood that
supplies were to be sent for her use to
the ports at which she was to call. Thle
result was that her sojourn in those
countries was ndeinately prolonged, in
consequence of the orlicials at home not
being able to keep their promises. In
this wax- she lost some of her crew and
her oiliecers were many times on the verge
of rebellion, induced by starvation.
The Governors of the cities visited re
fused to remit harbor dues and grant
other priveliages that were of right due
her as a Turkish man-of-war, On the
ground that she was not sailing in that
character. there not being powder
enough on board to enable her crew to
fire the regulation salutes.
A fter many adventures, only worthy
of an opera bonife navy, the Ertvzogroul
inally arrived in .Japanese waters, and
it was on her return voya~ge that the dis
MURDERED BY HER HUSBAND.
Ae Crushed the skull and Sent a Uulket
Throu;;h the Head.
M mconi is. Tenni.. ept. lt.-Thle funer
al of Mrs. Mary J1. Persons, wife of
Wiliamu II. Persons, one of the~ wealth
kest men in this city. -who. was supposed
to nave conmnitted suicide vesterday,
took place to-dlay. The body was enl
route to the cemetery, followed by a piro
:ession a mile long, when a Sherills
posse arrivedl aiid took chlarge of the re
mains. A post mortem examination was
eld and revealed one of the most autro
ious murders ever committed. The wo
aans skull was erushed in three places
and contained an ugly bullet wound.
(reat excitement followed th ese dIisclo
mres. TIhe physicians who miade the ex
iinationl rep~orted1 the~ case to the prop
r olicers and at -8 o'clock Judge D~ubose
f the criminal court issued a bench war
ant for the arrest of William II. Per
ons. the husband of the murdlered~ wo
nan. The warrant was served anid thle
nanl placed in jail.
Persons was seen in his cell and aip
>ared to be a man past middle age.- lie
akes his arrest coolly and protests his
nnoliceceIt. If1e declares that lhe w~ill be
i1ble to prove that his wife (lied by her
Dr. ilaymlond. one of the surgeons ap
Oited to make the post mortem exam
nation. had no hesitancy in pronounc
ng theC woman's dleathl one of the most
ol murder's ever pierpectrated. 11er
~kuil was crushed in three places with a
Aumit instrument, probabliy a hianuner.
nd there was a bullet hole clear through
ie :head. Ile declared that the suicide
heory was bosh.
Thii Coironer's iniuuest diselosed~ the
act that Personshl anid his wife have had
reluen t family jars. ilis soni, a lid six
ecn years old. testilied that a few weeks
g~o his moather had discovered his liat her
a posessioni of ai number of letters which
a had receivedl from another womnan.
nd thait afterthlat thle two had freqiient
Iarrels, and his father would oiften
eaie home anid remain away without
~iving any resou for his abscee.
The Coroner'"s jury adjourned at a late
~or until to-miorrowv morninug. The
tters referredl o by the boy were placed
a evidence. Th-e- 0 ooner prc.poses
ioi to allow t hem to beomie pubilie' prop
rty for theL iresenit, but it is saidt that
hex 'v icose P1 erson's gult anid a plot
etivce hi'mself and others to remove
Is. Personl' so that thle guilty pair
oud enji t'-~hem'selves withlout 1-er es
-na... It i sai d thati sver'l persons
'e imli~aItd and that maore' arrets
Tm.:-~r Basn Advertiser - usets thait
ivreoval of the. dutx from iningi
.rmers. iwill rinI the cordageindiustry
'i Massachustts. Iy v,a of 0 n- l
g thei \dv-rtiser the Newxs -'nd~ Cour
r i riemarks *hat it is no- t suo had as that,
Iin empljloV LI ther lant i mkiing (clt
on bagging. withi the full assuraice
ht no lhip:iblicani Cmngress~ wxil ever
FOUR DAYS ON A RAFT.
TERRIBLE SUFFERING OF THE CREW
OF THE ABBIE CLFFORD.
Four Days W;tIhout a Drop of Water
Tihe! Capan's Vio Swept r-n His Side
by an !unim Wave--Thirty Raidsins a
N.W YOR!, Sept. 25. -Six more vic
tims of the great three days' hurricane
that swept up the Atlantic coast, carry
ing death and (!structio) before it, ar
rivid on the Qebec steamwslhip Orinoco
from B1ermuda Sunday. They were
Capt. ). W. Storer and 1ive of the crew
of the American brigantine Abbie
Clifford. !ncluding Mate Ira A. Small
and sailors John Denver, Charles Dal
kanip, IT ,nry Richardson and Charles
Traccs of the suffering enlured by
the men were still visible. The couft
tenan ce of white-laired Captain Storer
bore evidences of a suffering that. even
time might not assuage, for he saw his
wife swept into the seething ocean
which was pounding his little craft to
piees and he powerless to make even
an effort to save her.
It was a sunny morning and a cheer
ful breeze fannpd the sails of the Ab
bie Clifford when .9he left Frn-.ndina,
Fa., on August 8 for Port au Spain
Trinidad. Lu mber was stored between
decks and piled up above, leaving bare
room for the yrdsto swing free.
Mrs.Storer, who mnuch younger tan
her husband, was is over sixty years
old, accompanied him as she had on
many prenous voyages.
Everything went well until the morn
ing of Au gust 30. She was ,her in
latitude 30 degrees, 20 seconds, and
lonitude 67 degrees, or about four hun
dred and fifty miles East of the coast of
Florida and some three hundred miles
West-South: west of Bermnuda.
Then, without. the slightest warning,
the hurricane pounced upon the vessel,
whirling her like a top upon the seas,
which'arose to a tremendous height.
The wind cane from the South-South
The crew managed to get the vessel
before it and for live hours she ran be
fore the storm. She suddenly broached
to at 4 p. in. and filled with water.
She was almost on her beam ends,
and to make matters worse the deck
load of lumber broke loose and batter
ed out the bulwarks, opening the ves
el's side planking so that the water
came into the space between decks in
It was just before 5 o'clock when the
most pathetic incident of the wreCk oc
curred. All hands were at the pumps
working vigorously to keep the rapid
ly sinking craft afloat. The mighty
waves washed over the vessel. Mrs.
Storer stood beside her husband, who
was trying to guie his storm-battered
ship. She was doing her best to en
courage him, when a wave mightier
than any that had gone before swept
the deck from stern to stem. When it
had passed over it was found that Mrs.
Storer had been swept away with it.
It also carried away the bulwarks, the
forward and after houses, part of the
maindeck and everything movable
within its track, including the life
boats. Captain Storer saw his wife
disappear over the side of the vessel
but he was powerless to help her.
There was no sign of the storm abat
ing by the morning of Sunday, August
31. One by one the crew ventured
down to assuage their thirst and ap
pease their cravings for food.
The poor fellows did not diream that
it was the last time for four (lays anid
nights that their lips wouldl touch
fresh water. They sought refuge on
the poop and the remaining portion of
the main deck and silently waited.
Just before noon their worst fears were
realized, fcr almost without warning
the overtaxed vessel broke into three
parts, and the top of the poop deck,
which was made out of matched lum
ber, iloated away with the men clin'g
ing to it.
Just before t be final crash came one o
the crew .hiad secured part of a box of
raisins, anrounting to about two quart',
and this was the only food on the raft.
There was not a drop of fresh wvater
and not a sail could he seen on the
storm tossed ocean.
Some of the rigging and spars of th
wrecked vessel 110ated near the raft,
and this was easterly grasped an:d made
to do duty in strengthening the frail
structure, which was their only hope.
Captamn Store- had taken chrarge of
the raisins and in the morning he dealt
out a few to each man for breakfast.
At noon another small ration was
given to each and again at six in tire
evening. The day's rations for eachn
man did not amount to more than tlrir
ty raisins. The-ir thirst had now be
co me almost intolerable.
For four d:vys the little company cn
the raft waited and watched for a sarii.
When their thirst became imhearale.
they stripped themselves, and, as tihe
sea had gone down, they ju1tnpied i
and swamn around the little raft. Tire
watergthus a bsorlbed through tne porns,
they said, partially relieved their ter
It w~as not until tihe morning of the
fifth day that a sail was seenr. It
proved to be the British bark Beatrice,
Captain Ilesse, bound from New York
for Port an 2rince, Ilayti, with a geni
erai cargo. She, too, hadl met with tire
storm. 11er foremast was gone at the
dieck and her jibboom and all attached
rigging -carried away. She mret the
hurricane on Augurst 30, 1t00 miles
Southwest of Bermuda, and the ves:-el
was throw~n on her beam en-Is. 11er
mainmast and rigging were cut away'i
and she righted.
TIhe second mate was struck by a
fallinig spar a~ so hu i ~rt initernally that
be died tihe nrext day,.lHe was buried
at s'-a, andt the Beatrice was tring t."
make the Bermirudas when she sightedl
A boat was muanned: anid the exhaust
-dl (.cw of thre Abie Chlf.ord were
taken -mn hoard the I eatre and caredi
for. it was rnot unitil Septembor 13 that
the I eatrice mrad'- St. Geourg. Bermu rdar,
and re would nrot have reached pit,
hleu haid not the steamner Britani:rra
towed her in.
Eurorein;r the Anrti-Lottery Law.
MoNrrc-ny, Ala.. Sept. 25.- --Under
irstrructions fromr Chief Inlspector sharp.
Inspector i ;oth to-day seized all theV is
ue of lihe Birmuighmn Age-Ilerald of
this ate andi the issue of thre Week ly
Atlanta Conrstitutionr of this week and
all eth pa per~s comning here for thiis
dac-. and for (distri bution in tis~ sec
ion, wlhiclh -upon examlinationl were
oinrd to contain lottery atdvertisemrerr.s.
hie ouicers of tire Advertiser companyv
f this city were also retlnired to giv~e
onus for their appearence at1 tire No
emner term' of the Uniutedi States t ourt
for publlishling last Sunday lot try rdvt-r
isements. although they amnounced in
he next issue, that having learned that
he law became operait ive ar once. it
er'. advertisements wvould not again be
asertedl in their coliu:nns.
iBroke Iii Neen.
Noienrr..s, G..-et.2i.- George W'Il
s. a llegro weli digrrr met wif lbl unr
\Y wll, anid was stadibfon the(ii 1e( '
a an. frome somte causeC h' feet~ sIpp *d.
nrd hre fe-ll to the bot tomr f thIel
rekinrg Iris ne k.
A liot in a Colorado- Town.J
!):NVEr:. t ci.. ept. .- N w of a1
~erous riot of. -ire so' rt is r-eport ed
romr lient County in this~ state. it is
rt.rt -d thalt twio'men-i have been killed,
erd that the Court Homuse has been
btrn to+he g rond.m
o MENT EQUITAiBLE LILFE A.'
MANNING. S. C.
USEhll F.. 1:HAME.?
MANNI':,, 8. C.
J OiNN S. WIL S.
i/forney and Cou~fns'bor at Law,
A -TTui:X-EYA;T L..IW.
M1fA NN IN G, S. C.
:M-oa.Publ.e wilth Sea).
A ilHUGGINS, D. D). S.,
;T\i.it 7anning every month or two
T ETIMES OFFICE IS F ITTED ;P IN
T manne that warrants it in solciting
yonr patronagl for job printing. Se)nd us
your orde-rs which shlli have prompt att
tion. lric, m; a .s the cti;s. Satisfae
tionguart Keep u-s in min.
FOREST0 DR1C STAIIE
FORESTON, S. C.
I kp al.ay on hand a fui line of
PU're 2rbomgs W UHLdicines,%
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILET
lO'Irs, TErUFUERY, STATION
EIY, CIGARS-, GARDEN SEEDS,
and sueb articles as are usnally kept in a
first class dlrugc store.
I have just a to my stok a line o
PAINTS AND OILS,
antd amu prepad to sl PAINTS, OILS
in quantities to suit purchaser,:.
L. W. NETTLES, M. D.,
Foreston, S. C.
.. S. J. PELLY. K. R1. SIMONS. R. A. PrJNCnE.
Johnston, Crews & Co.,
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Sna!! Wares,
Nos. 49 Havne & 112 Mark-ct Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
MUTUAL LE INSURANCE OU
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McdCURDY, Prest.
The olest, strongest, largest, best
company in the world. It "makes as
surance dloubly sure."
E. B. Camay, iAye~w ircKeraw ad
(.u.e:don, C'amden, ''. C.
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
GRAND GENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMB!A, S. C.
s the, largest hotel in the city anrd has,
during the p)a::t yea:', been th'oroughly renfo
vated, remiodecledi, .and relited ih al UI d
ern improvemients. Centrally located, and
offers indueements for the accomnodation
of its patrons. Has d spac~~ious igt. anud
airv- sopU. rxc.ms. Ilot ard Cold l'ts cl
er:tor, .\c. Cuisine u~nder supervisionI of
Lookout Moml!tain, ~Tin. Thec proprietor
hopes by strict a;tte-ntion to the wants of his
1ston omeita shai:re of pattronag.e.
CN -c~u. - I
ST.LOUIS MD. ~ - * DA.LLA5.TEX.
W. E. B,1tOWN & CO., Manning, S. C.
FFTEEN DAYS' TRIAL
IN YOUR OWN HOUSE BEFORE YOU PAY ONE CENT.
Dont pay an agent $65 or $60, but send for circular.
THE C. A. WOOD cr., b Ten'bSf
33otCuns -I.. Revolvers.
- - .Rifles,
s~iES, NETS, TENTS, AN SPORT~INa 000DS.
D]u- Unrre Itadreech I Loaing Shot Guns,
ng sht Gns, :1 to *5. Ev.ry kind of
. CLI.. A.iadn nLldi --he- t u
to 835 Singe sho I an 82.-50 to '12.
evolers *' to .,0. Do-le Action. elf
oe e s.-5 to I ' A , ki -s o ar -
ridgl. Shellas. j~ Wa..d. Ta , Pe:GertIi~
laskt LI-'o t 3en, rimers. ri2
r.I..MN 0 . R.\ WTMILTN
.J. ADGER SMYTH. F. J. PELZE1R, SpucialPartner.
SMYTH & ADCER,
Factors and POHmmissicn Mrchanl
1TCrtht3 A a n-tiXU0 TVVIarfE
CHARLESTON, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wiolesale Dealer in Wines, Liouois and c.gars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealels,
172, 174, and 176 East Bay Street,
C0Z .'EIA T:at5.. A Ml%, 2;nS > . I. C.
F. J. PELZER, Presidert. F. S. ROD ~ELS, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
C [ ~ a 3JMTM OC N, S. c4.
AND ImPORTERS OF
T1La.e CGeeraG.& I a'in '.i
PELZER, RODGERS, & CO., GeneralAgts.,
BROWN'S WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Mr.. . Lnvi, of MIanning. will be pleased to supply his frieds and the public gen
ally, with any of the above brands of Fertilizers.
B.. B Brows, Pres. Tonl P. HUTcHINSoN, 3anager. T. H. IcCm.L, Gen. Supt& Treas
Charleston Mattress Pfg Company,
Mk1VTNU.AC T]EM-E S OF
High Grade! Moss, Hair, and Wool Mattresses.
Wholesale Jobbers and Manufacturers in all Kinds of
F T X. IT I T ' U .gE, E T C.
Capacity, 250 mattresses per day. Capacity, 500 pillows per day. Write for price list.
Will pay highest prices for corn shucks.
Office and Sales Room 552 and 554 King St., CHARLESTON, S.. C.
MOLONY & CARTER,
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed,
244 & 24G Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C.
D-Contracts made for car load lots or less.
W. E. HorzIos. LEIAND nOORE.
W. E. HOL M ES & CO.,
White Lead and Colors,
Oils and~ Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval S tor'e Supplies.
STREET LAMVPS.and LANTERNS ofALL KINDS.
CFFICE, 207 EAST IAY, CHxARLESTON, s. C.
EYERYTHINO IN THE PAINT, OILt, AND (LASS LINE.
WM.M. IR D & CO.,
CHARLES3TON, S. C.
STATE AGENTS FOR MYARVIN'S SAFES AND
Charleston iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Porta ble Engines and Boilers, saw
Mill Machinery. Coatton Presses, Gmns, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Enginleers' and Mill Suppilies.
Mi"RekpWar c.reculerd WIcA prim1'a'.s mufl/ Dieatcahh. Sendfor price lists.
East Bay, Oor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Jor.s F. WEaNEP.. L. H. QtanoLLo. 1. 'T. :cGAIHAN. A. 5. B!owN. ROBT. P. EVANS.
JOHN F. WERNER & C0., MoGAHAN, BROWN & EVANS,
Wholesale Grocers JOBBERS OF
AM. Dry Goods, Notions,
Provsion~ealrs.Boots~shoes and Clothing,
164 16 Eas Ba and29 31Nos. 22G3, 228 & 230 MIeeting Street,
VCI A R gEO.T. S. C.
('I~t ~ LCHARLESTO. C.S.__.
----- -~ . TH t MA8,.TJa. .3. .i. THOM1AS.
JO HN W E BB _egenThnmaJr.&Bro.
9H0i0E FAiMilY IGROCERiE8,J~AE
JEWo~e a~ ll(Si~N lC lR s LVER &' PL.ATED WARE,
Liur andt igars and 0 1 !v,-L883 v repatred3.
1ores a:m, 1 9 1 M ting St., anlc t .-eelyrpard b
CHARLESTON, S. C. 257 KING STREET,
Price lis.ts cheerinully farn ina. Sp ed 'H tLalON ' '
,ttenltioni given to consignmenti of coutry 8, .
EITA BL!5H E D 1836.
3OLLMANN BR~OTHERS, arintn, Thomas ? Co.,
W~ho esale D h N
-!EWELRY, SILVERWA RE MND FANCY GOODS,
157 and 109, East Bay, No. 251 Ling Street,
JOANL ~A. MCOBB, Jr.
Cot toni Fa'ctor I ~e, ufniSSJ Mrhat
--UM1E, OGi'ENT, PLASTR PARIS, HAIR, FIRE
-CO.MDHSSLIN MERCHTANT-- 8310KS, AND I CLEY, LAND PLAS
Xs::s w:tom-, TE, AND F ST[RN HAY.
CH AIRLESTON, S. C- Aids~ for WhtI'S Eog!!i Portland Cem0Eu1