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THE WINGS OF LOVE.
AN INTERESTING SERMON FROM THE
EMINENT BROOKLYN DIVINE.
The Lord Likened to an Eagle-The Iar
velous Power and Speed of Winged
Things-The Broad Wings of Universal
BRoOKLY.N. Sapt. 14.--Dr. Talmage's
text to-day was the words: "The Lord
God of Israel, under whose wiIn:S thou
art come to trust."-Rutai 2. xii: The
following is his serman:
Scene: An Oriental harvest-field.
Grain standing. Grain in swaths. Grain
in sheaves. At the side of the field, a
white tent in which to take the nooning.
jars of vinegar or of sour wine to quench
the thirst of the hot working-people.
Swarthy men triking their sickles into
the rustling barley. Others twisting the
bands lor the sheaves, putting one end
of the band under the arm, and with the
free arm and foot collecting the sheaf.
Sunburned women picking up the stray
straws and bringing them to the binders.
Boaz, a fine-looking Oriental, gray
bearded and Lright-faced, the owner of
the field, looking on, and estimating the
value of the grain and calculating so
many ephahs to the acre; and, with his
large sympathetic heart, pitying the over
tasked workmen and the women, with
white faces enough to faint, in the hot
noonday sun. Bu.- there is one woman
who especially attracts the man's atten
tion. She is soon to be with him the
joint owner of the field. She has come
from a distant land for the sole purpose
of being kind to an aged woman. I
know not what her features were; but
when the Lord Go)d sets behind a wo
man's face the lamp of courage, and
faith, and self-sacr.bce, there comes a
glory independent cf features. She is to
be the ancestress of Jesus Christ. Boaz,
the owner of the field, as soon as he
understands that it is Ruth. accosts her
with a blessing: "A full reward be
given thee of the Lord God ot Israel,
under whose wings thou art come to
trust." Christ compares himself to a
hen gathering the chickens under her
wings. In Deuteronomy, God is repre
sented as an eagle stirring up her nest.
In a great many places in the Psalms,
David makes ornithological allusions;
while my text- mentions the wings of
God, under which a poor, weary soul had
-come to trust.
I ask your attention, therefore. while,
taking the suggestion ofmy text, I speak
to you in all simplicity and love of the
wings of the Almighty.
First: I remark that they were swift
wings under which Ruth had come to
trust. There is nothing in all the handi
work of iod more curious than a bird's
'wing. You have been surprised some
times, to see how far it could fly with
one stroke of the wing; and, when it has
food in prospect, or when it is affrighted,
the pulsations of the bird's wing are un
imaginable for velocity. The English
lords used to pride themselves on the
speed of their falcons. These birds when
tamed, had in them the dart of lightn
ing. How swift were the carrier pigeons
In the time of Anthony and at the siege
of Jerusalem! Wonderful speed ! A
carrier pigeon was thrown up at Rouen
and came down at Ghent-ninety miles
off-in one hour. The carrier pigeons
were the telegraphs of the olden time.
Swallows have been shot in our latitude
having the undigested rice of Georgia
swamps in theircrops, showing that they
had come four hundred miles in six hours.
It has been estimated that, in the ten
years of a swallows life, it flies far enough
to have gone around* the world eighty
nine times, so great is Its velocity. And
so the wings of the Almighty. spoken of
in the text, are swift wings. They are
swift when they drop upon a foe, and
swift when they ct.me to help God's
friends. If a father and his son be walking
by the way and the child goes too near
a precipice, how long does it take for the
father to deliver the child from danger?
Longer than it takes God to swoop for
the rescue of his children. The fact is
that you cannot get away from the eare
of God. If you take the steamship, or
the swift railtrain, He is all the time
along with you. "Whether shall I go
from Thy spirit and whither shall I flee
from Thy presenee ? If I ascend up into
heaven Thou art there. If I make my
bed in hell, behold ! Thou art there. If
I take the wings of the morning and
dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there Thy hands shall hold me."
The Arabian gazelle is swift as the
-wind. If it gets but one glimpse of the
hunter, it puts many crags between.
Solomon, four or five times, compares
-Christ to an Arabian gazelle (calling it
by another name) when he says: "My
* beloved is like a roe." The difference is,
that the roe speeds the other way; Jesus
speeds this. Who but Christ could have
been quick enough to have helped Peter,
when the water-pavement broke ? Who
but Christ could have been quick enough
40 help the Duke of Argyle, when, in his
dying moment, he cried: "Good cheer I
could die like a Roman, but I mean to
die like a Christian.- Come away gentle
men. He who goes first, goes cleanest?"
I had a friend who stood by the rail
track at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, when
*the ammunition had given out at Antie
tam; and he saw the train from Harris
burg, freighted with shot and shell, as it
*went thundering down toward the battle
field. He said that it stopped not for
any crossing. They put down the brakes
for no grade, they held up for no peril.
The wheels were on fire with the speed
as they dashed past. If the train did not
come up in time with the ammunition, it
might as well not come at all. So, my
friends, there are times in our lives when
re must have help immediately or perish.
The grace that comes top late is no grace
at all, What you andlI want is a God
now. Oh! is it not blessed to think that
God is always in such quick pursuit ot
his dear children? When a sinner seeks
pardon, or a baffled soul needs help,
swifter than thrush's wing, swifter than
ptarmlgan's wing, swifter than 1lam
ingo's wing, swifter than eagle's wing,
are the wings of the Almighty.
I remark further, carrying out the idea
ot my text, the wings under which Ruth
*had come to trust were very broad wings.
There have been eagles shot on the
Rocky Mountains with wings that were
seven feet from tip to tip. When the
king of the air sits on the crag, the wings
are spread over all the eaglets in the
eyrie, and when the eagle starts from
the rock. the shadow is like the spread
ing of a 'storm cloud. So the wings of
God are broad wings. Ruth had been
under those wings in her infantile days
in the days of her happy girlhood in
Moab; in the day when she gave her
hand to Mahlon, in her first maraiage in
he day when she wept over his grave
the day when she trudged out into the
wilderness of poverty; in the days when
she picked up the few straws of barley
dropped by ancient custom in the way of,
Oh! yes, the wings of God are broad'
wings. They cover up all our wants,
all our sorrows, nil our sufferings. He
puts one wing over our cradle, and He
put the other over our grave. Yes, my
dear friends, it is not a desert in which
we are placed; it is a nest. Sometimes
it is a very hard nest, like that of the
eagle, spread on the rock, with ragged
moss and rough sticks, but still is a nest;
and, although it may be very hard une
mighty. There sometimes comes a
perio4 in one's life when lie feels forsak
en. You said, "Everything is against
me. The world is against me. The
church is againstme. No sympathy; no
hope. Everybody that comes ucar me
thrust at me. I wonder if there is a God.
anyhow!" Everything seems to be go
ing slipshod and at haphazard. There
does not seem to be any hand on
the helm. Job's health fails. David's
Absalom gets to be a reprobate. Mar
tha's brother dies. Abraham's Sarah
goes Into the grave of Macbpelah. "Woe
worth the day in which I was born!" has
said many a Christian. David seeinc(
to scream out in his sorrow. as he said:
-Is His mercy cleau gone fbrevery"
Job, with his throat swollen and ulcered
until he could not even swallow the sa
liva that ran into his mouth, exchdms:
-How long before thou wilt depart from
me and leave me aloue, that I may swal
low down my spittle ? Have there
never been times in your life when you
envied those who were buried? When
you longed for the gravedigger to do his
work for you? Oh the faithlessness of
the humaIn heartl God's wings are
broad. whether we know it or not.
Sometimes the mother-bird goes away
from the nest, and it seems very strange
that she should leave the callow young.
She plunges her beak into the bark of
the tree, and she drops into the grain
field, and into the chaff at the barn door,
and into the furrow of the ploughboy.
Meanwhile, the birds in the nest shiver
and complain, and call, and wonder why
the mother-bird does not come back.
Ah. she has gone for food. After a
while there is a whirr of wings, and the
mother-bird stands on the edge of the
nest, and the little ones open their
mouths and the food is dropped in; and
then the old bird spreads out her feath
ers, and all is peace. So, sometimes.
God leaves us. He goes off to get food
foe our soul; and then Ile comes back
after a while to the nest, and says:
"Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill
it;" and He drops into it the sweet
promises of His grace, and the love of
God is shed abroad, and we are under
His wings-the broad wings of the Al
"Yes; they are very broad! There is
room under those wings for the 1.600,
000,000 of the race. You say: "Do
not get the invitation too large, for there
is nothing more awkward than to have
more guests than accommodations." I
know it. The Seamen's Friend society
is inviting all the sailors. The tract
society is inviting all the destitute. The
Sabbath-schools are inviting all the chil
dren. The Missionary socieLy is invit
ing all the heathen. The printing pres
ses of the Bible societies are goingnight
and day, doing nothing but printing in
vitations to this great Gospel banquet.
And are you not afraid that there will be
more guests than accommodations ? No !
All who have been invited will not hall
fill up the table of God's supply. There
are ;hairs for more. There are cups for
more. God could with one feather of
His wing cover up all those who have
come: and when He spread out both
wings, they cover all the earth and all
the heavens. Ye Israelites, who went
through the Read Sea, come under! Ye
multitudes who have gone into glory for
the last six thousand years. come under!
Ye hundred and forty four thousand, and
the thousands of thousands, eome under!
Ye flying cherubim and archangel, fold
your pinions, and come under! And yet
there is room! Ay! if God would have
all the space under His wing occupied,
He must make other worlds, and people
them with other myriads, and have other
resurrection and judgment days; for
broader than all space, broader than
thought, wide as eternity, from tip to
tip, are the wings of the Almighty ! Oh!
under such provisions as that can you
not rejoice ? Come under, ye wander
ing. ye weary, ye troubled, ye sinning,
ye dying souls ! Come under the wings
of the Almighty. Whosoever will come,
let him come. However ragged, how
ever wretched, however abandoned, how
ever woe-begone, there is room enough
under the wings-under the broad wings
of the Almighty ! Oh, what a Gospel !
so glorious. so magnificent in its provi
sion ! I love to preach it. It is my life
to pr'each it. It is my heaven to preach it.
I remark, further, that the wings
under which Ruth came to trust were
strong wings. The strength of a bird's
wing-of a sea-fowl's -wing, for example
-you might guess it from the fact that
sometimes for five, six or seven days it
seems to fly without resting. There have
been condors in the Andes that could
overcome an ox or a stag. There have
been eaaies that have picked up children,
and swung them to the top of the clifls.
The flay of an eagle's wing has death in
it to everything it strikes. There are
birds whose wings are packed with
strength to fly, to lift, to destroy. So
the wings of God are strong wings.
Miighty to save. Mighty to destroy. I
preach him-' the Lord, strong and
mighty-the Lord, mighty in battle!''
He flapped His wing, and the antedilu
vian world was gone. He flapped His
wing and Babylon perished. He flapped
His wing and Herculaneum was buried.
He flapped His wing and the Napoleonic
dynasty ceased. Before the stroke of
that pinion a fleet is nothing. An army
is nothing. An empire !s nothing. A
world is nothing. The universe is noth
ig. King-eternal, omnipotent-lie
asks no counsel from the thrones of
heaven, Hie takes not the archangel into
His cabinet. He wants none to draw
His chariots for they are the winds.
~None to load His batteries, for they are
the hghtnings. None to tie the sandals
of His feet for they are the clouds.
Mighty to save. Our enemies may be
strong, our sorrows violent. Our sins
may be great. But quicker than an eagle
ever hurled from the crags a hawk or
raven, will the Lord strike back our sins
and our temptations, if they assault us
when we are once seated on the eternal
rock of His salvation. What a blessed
thing it is to be defended by the strong
wng of the Almighty ! Stronger than
,the pelican's wing, stronger than the
Albatross's wing, stronger than the con
dor's wing, are the wings of the Al
I have only one more thought to pre
sent. The wings nnder which Ruth had
come to trust were gentie wings. There
is nothing softer than a feather. You
have noticed when a bird returns from
fight, how gently it stoops over the nest.
The young birds are not afraid of having
their lives trampled out by the mother
bird; the old whippo will drops into its
nest of leaves, the oriale into its casket
of bark. the humming-bird into its hanm
mock of moss-gentle as the light. And
so. says the psalmist, lie shall cover
thee with Is wing. Oh. the gendieness
of God! But even that figure does not
fully set it forth; for I have sometimes
looked into the bird's nest and seen a
dead bird-itglife having been trampled
out by the mother-bird. But no one that
ever came under the feathers of the Al
mighty was ever troddon on.
Blessed nest! warm nest! Why will
men stay out in the cold to be shot of
temptation and to be chilled by the blast,
when there is Divine shelters More
beautiful than any flower I ever saw are
the hues of a bird's plumage. Did you
ever examine it? The blackbird, floating
like a flake of darkness through the sun
light; the meadow lark, with head of
fawn and throat of velvet and breast of
gold; the flamingo flying over the South
ern swamps, like sparks from the Iorge
of the setting sun; the pelican, white
and black-morning and night tangled in
its wings-give but a very fatnt idea of
the beauty that comes down over the
soul when it drop the feathers of the Al
ims is the only safe nest. Every other
ntest will be d('troyed. The prophet
sa so: I'Though thouxalt thyseli
like the eagle, and set thy rest among
stars, vet will I bring thee down. saith
the Lord of Hosts." Under the swift
wings, under the broad wings. under the
strong wings, unler the gentle wing's of
the Almighty. 1ind shelter until these
calamities be overpast. Then when you
want to cJhange nests, it will only be
from the valley of earth to the heights
of heaven; and instead of -the wings of
a dove," ir which IDavid lonCd. not
knowing that in the first in le of heir
Oig.tht they wouli iv t,. 1 ou will be
conducted upward by the Lord God of
Isreal. under whose wings Ruth, the
beautiful Moabitess, came to trust
God forbid thatin this matter of etern
al weal or woe we should he more stupid
than the fowls of heayeu "for the stork
knoweth her appointed time; and the
turtle, and the crane, and the swallow.
observe the time of their going: but my
people know not the judgments of the
The Earth Swallows I[:o.
PoTTSvIL:, Pa., Sept. 9.-At 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon Andrew
Butts, residing at Wiggins' Patch, near
Mahoney City, started out with his two
children, a boy and a grirl, aged respect
ivelv 7 and 9 years. for a walk. The
children had -hold of his hands. He
took only five steps from his back door
when the earth opened and he dropped
out of sight into the old Bear Run Col
The cave in was a clear cut-hole not
more than three feet in diameter. Butts
had presence of mind enough when he
found hiniself sinking to let go of the
children's hands. The little ones were
left behind standing on opposite sides of
Had the hole been a foot wider both
children would have gone down also.
When the children recovered from their
fright they screamed for help. Their
mother came to the scene, and seeing
what had occurred. she ran throught the
village giving the alarm. A crowd soon
collected. The cavein was measured and
found to be thirty-eight feet deep.
Butts could not be seen. but his groans
were distinctly heard, proved that he
was still alive. A rope was procured
and let down, and in a few minutes
they heard a feeble voice calling on
them to -hoist." In a few minutes
Butts was landed on the surface. le
was found to be badly bruised and hurt
internally, and it is feared lie cannot re
cover. No earth fell on top of him.
The bottom just seemed to drop out
and down lie went.
Senator Ingall's Invectivo.
Senator Ingalls made a speech at
Pittsburg on Saturday last in vindication
of the purity of Senator Quay and in sup
port of Quay's candidate for the goyern
orship, Mr. Delamater. The methot
he took to absolve his friend and sen
atorial associate, Quay, from the asper
sions of Congressman Kennedy, who
denounced him as a criminal, and com
pared him to Judas Iscariot, was to de
luge the democrats with pictureque in.
vective. According to Mr. Ingalls "the
democratic party is the political dump
ing-ground of politics in the nine
teenth century." "Every exclude(
heresy, evcery abandoned heresy, is the
heritage of tie Democratic party." "It
has never done a specific act.nor ever pro.
posed to do one for the welfare or ad
vancement either of the moral. ijtel
lectual or physical welfare of the coun
try." .It has attempted by revolution
arv measures to defeat the benecicient
statutes that have been enacted by thc
great republican party." "-It is an ag
regation of the ignorance, the imbecihi
y and disloyalty of this country." "It
has neither the conscience nor the cour
age of convictions." "I think the worst
republican that ever lived is better by Ih
than the best Democrat that ever lived.'
Finally~he compared the Democratic pa
ty to Judas Iseoriot, who betrayed .hi
Master, and to Peter, who denmed ilm.
and the republican party to the Christi
aniy which survived the treachery 0o
the one and the denial of the other.
-The Cotton Bagging Tax.
WVAsrNGTox, September .-Sena
to Butler tried hard to-day but in vain tc
induce the Senate to relent in favor of
the cotton planters of the South and
place cotton bagging on the free list with
The consideration of the tariff bill was
practically concluded ,and all the amend
ments recommended by the finance com
mittee were adopted, incladino an emah
culated form of the reciprocity scheme
originated by Blaine.
There will be six hours of discussion
to-morrow and then the final vote will
be taken upon the bill as it stands to.
night. It was just as the bill was
about to be completed that Senator But
ler proposed to place cotton bagging on
the free list. 'Under the agreement he
was not allowed to dliscuss his proposi
tion, but lhe cleverly managed to remind
the Senate that it had given relief to the
Western wheat farmers by putting
bindig twine on the free list. H~e simply
asked that even jnstice be shown to
Southern cotton planters. Several Re
publicans raised the point that debate
was not in order, but he had saidl all he
cared to say on the subject. A vote
was taken and the party lines were
drawn, hence the Butler amendment
was defeated. There is still a small
possibility that the cotton planters may
obtain relief when the confrees get to
work on the bill. The South Carolina
Senators will continue to ask for free cot
Married the Wrong Woman.
METcALF, Ga., Sept. 1l.-A resident
of Claire, Fla.. B.B. D~oss by name,
committed suicide here by shooting him
self Mental aberation, caused by family
troubles, led to the rash act. IIe was
married to the adopted daughter of
Euchbn Mannmng. It was a run-away
match, but they did not live happily to
getler, and she returned to her foster
parents, charging that he had been cruel
to hen, lie plead with her to return to
his home. threatening to (do something
desperate if she (did not, but she would
not listen to his supplications. andI re
mained. So Doss came here and~ made
another eff'ort to regain her affection.
begging her to accompany im~ home.
She peremptorily refused to go. Then
he drew his revolver and ended his le.
A Four 11anded Fight.
CIARLESTON, S. C.. Sept. 1.-The
Republican Convention lax Berekicy
County split today and two conventions
were organized, representing Brayton
nd Miler, the two Republican cand~i
dates for Conzress in the Sevenith Dis
trict. 'Berkeley is now the banner county
of the State. having four separate politi
cal organizations, two Democratie and
two Republicans. The fights are gomng to
be itter. It is renorted that tile Brayton
ites will combine 'with one of the Demo
cati and the Millerites with the other
Democratic factions between whom the
tight is equaily bitter. Bo th Reptublican
Conventions elected delegates to the
State Convention. The Miller'ites wili
snpport anybody for State chair-nan to
beat Brayton.-Greenville News.
A D~ouble I!anging in Georgia.
ATLTA, September 12.-Rtuffus B.
Collins and Emily Boone were Eentenced
in Gordon County to-day to he hanged en
November 7th next, between 10) A. M.
ad P. M. They are to be hangzed
pblicly. Collius is the white man who
hired Steve Custer to kill his wife.
Steve Custer was sentenced to life im
FOLUl(i IN .Il) AIR.
A TERRIBLE SCENE ENACTED ON A
MASSIVE IRON TOWER.
Two Neu Aralne(I Witlh Hiammers Struggle
While Niniety Feet Above Ground-Thev
Clinch and Rtoll on the scafYold..oth
Men Faint Awaty From Exhaustion.
PEoRIA, Ill.. Sept. 16.-Two men
1iglitinig in mid air. This was the terri
b. smo cunted a fvAt days sinc- on a
massive iron tower being erected by thw
water works company. The story of
the strange diel is thulS described )y
the Uerali to-day: When completed
this tower will be 120 feet high. The
steei plates are live feet wide and ten
feet long, and the line of rivets on the
main joints which run horizontally,
and the upright seams, which connect
the plates end to end, call for a rivet
at every two inches. It therefore takes
775rivets to set a single course of plates.
The tower had reached the height of
ninety feet and two gangs of riveters
were it work with their heaters and
their holders-on. The latter
work on the inside of the tower, while
the men who hammer the rivets to a
head work on the frail scaffold on the
outside. To the beholder who stand on
the solid earth this outside scaffold
seems to be as thin, as frail, and as
delicate as a spider's web. There it
winds around the tall, black iron tower,
frail below and dwindling away in the
upward distance into nothingness.
Ninety feet from the ground and on
this frail scatfold the other morning
two riveters were working, and from
some unaccountable cause became In
volved in an altercation.
Bessemer steel is hard, but it is not
harder than the hearts of inturiated
men. Iron rivets, awaiting the touch
of the hammer, are hot, but they are
not hotter than the inflamed passions of
the sons of Adam. The riveters in
question came with the water works
company from Syracuse, LN. Y. One
was Mique, the other Dennice. Each
man swung a seven-pounds hammer.
Mique made a mislick and struck Den
nice on the hand. Maddened with the
sudden pain, Dcnnice became at once a
demon and swung his hammer fulland
fair at the head of Mique. Had the
iron head of the hammer crushed in
those locks a mangled and lifeless and
half-headless cropse would have top
pled down to the soild earth, ninety
feet below. Mique, however. threw up
his hammer in a defensive way and par
ried the blow. Again the hammer of
Dennice swung and again it was par
ried, but as its head carromed on the
steel head of lique's defensive ham
mer it shot off on a tangent, like a
glancing arrow strikes a tree, and
knocked away one of the supports of
the scatlold. There was a sickening,
cracking sound as the frail upright
was knocked away from the braces
and down went the ends of two planks
comprising one section of the scrffold.
ique, who had been retreating from
before tho advances of Dennice, was
on a firm footing, but Dennice was
compelled to make a glantspring to
save himself. In the terror of the
moment he leaped almost to the very
shoulders of the aflrighted Mique and
knocked him down backward, falling
on top of him. The force of the con
cusion was such that both men rolled
to the edge of the scrffold and over
Instinctively and in the desperation
of the moment he caught one heel in
the upright immediately behind him
and threw his left arm, around the neck
of Mique. There lie hung on the edge
of the scaffold, suspended by only one
heel andl wrist, while below him-near
lv a hundred feet below-was a row of
iropie and plates of steel. To fall
was o b dahedto pieces. To fall on
tepswas tosd break arms and legs
and back. To fall on the curved and
ipturned edges of the plates wais to
be cut into huge and ghastly slices.
The man's hand trembled and his
hatmmier dropped from his nerveless
rasp. It went swiftly downward, hit
ai projection in the scaffold. bounded
off, and, striking a fifteen inch pipe,
broke it in two as cleverly and as keen
ly as if it had been split with a knife.
The hand swung over and grasped
Mique arouncr the loins with an awful
tenacity, and there the men struggled
on the awful verge of the scaffold and
at that dlizzy height. Dennice had al
most managed to swing his wveighit on
the scafftud where Mique's hickory shirt
ripped and back the man went into
space, this time losing the purchase of
his heel and swinging clear over so
that he held himself only by one arm
and hung suspended upright in the
air. Mique managed to thrust the toes
of his left foot between the two nar
row planks that constituted the scaffold
and thus acquired a leverage. Throw
ing over the other shoulder, by astrong
and almost miraculous movement, he
swung the suspended body of Dennice
back to the platform and dashed his
face against the tower. There they
la, motionless and still, and when
their companions reached them they
found that both had fainted dead away.
The awful duel had lasted less than
forty seconds, but there is none on re
cord that can compete with it.
Ten minutes later Dennice and
ique were hammering away at the
rivets as merrily as of yore.
A Colored Man for White Supremacy.
JAcKsoN Miss., Sept. 15.-Mr. Mont
gomery, the negro delegate, addressed
the convention to-day in support of the
committee report and proved himself
by far the ablest man of his race who
has achieved prominence in this State
for years. being easily the equal of
John RI. Lynch and B. K. Bruce. IIe
said in part:
"Blefore the trust of bcomiing amm
ber of this honorable body was conferred
upon ine by im yconstituents,I fully stat
ed to them my'earnest conviction that
the work of this conviction in order to
be successful must restrict the franchise
by prescribing such qualilleation for
voters as would reduce the negro v-ote
considerably below the white vote of
te State. -I entertained the same
opinion then that I hold now that the
Federal Congress will enterprose no ob
jections providedi such restrictions are
honestly imnposec for the p~urpose of
bringing about a fair solutioni of the
great problems now confronting the
people of the Stai e."
The speaker went on to say how much
of the wealth and civilization of the
South was due to the labor of the col
ored man. lie re~erred to the loyalty
of the colored race to the Southern pec
pie throughout the war, and concluded
that branch of his subject by saying:
-It is but iustice to my race that I
should recall these affecting memories
upon this riour to-day. My mission
hero is to br1idge a chasmi that has been
widenIng for ai generation, to divert a
maelstrom that thri-atens destruction
to you and yours while it pi-omises no
enduring prosperity to rme and mine.
To Tunnel New York Bay.
WXASnN(o-, Sept. 17.-In the
Ihouse to-day Mr. Cove-rt, of New York,
introduced i bill to authorize the con
struction of a tunnel under the waters
o the bay of New York. between Sta
ten Island and the city of Brooklyn,
and to establish the same as a post road.
The bill authorizes the New Jersey and
Staten Island .Junction Railroad Comn
paiy to build and maintain a tunnel
uhder the waters of the Bay of New
York, from Middleto wn. Staten Island,
to New Utrecht, Long Island, for the
passage of railroad trains through the
aje and to lay tracks, connections
and extensions. The tunnel is not to
interfere with the navigation of water
raf, and shall be placed at a depth
Ibelow water that a safe archway may
be constructed therein to preserve the
cui rents and channels of the hay. The:
tunel shalil be a post route, with a
right of way to the United States for
postal telegtraph purposes.
TIRED OF HIS OLD PARTY.
In Leaving it Ex-overnjor Camero:, U%4-s
Souie Vigorous English.
PETERsBU1,(, Vr.,Sept.19.-- x-Gov
ernor Cameron has pubbished an open
letter in which he formally renounces
his allegiance to the llepublican party,
both State and National. Ex-Gover
nor Cameron is considered to be one of
the most brilliant men in the State and
was elected Governor over Senator
John W.Daniel in the memorable cam
paign of 1880. Ile juistiiies his action
in withdrawing from his old party as
"The Republican party preserves 1o
longer the emilance ofspeaking for the
entire country, but bases its claim to
supremacy oi sectional prejudices and
sectional interest, pure and simple.
Not only is this so, but the directors of
its policy have not hesitated in the at
tainment of their ends to prostitute the
plighted faith of the party in sight of
all the world, and to renounce In their
Congressional enactments the promises
solemnly made in the Chicago plat
forn. They stand self-convicted, not
only of false pretense and punic faith,
but of mathematical malignacy in seek
ing to retain power by reinvoking the
war sentiment at the North and Vest
and by resurrecting all the stock phrases
of fanaticism and sectionalism which
could stir the South into resentment
"Their object was and is to force the
fighting as between a solid North and a
solid South. and at the same time"to use
the small contingent of Southern Ro
publicans in Congress to minimize the
power of the South by such political
abominations as the Lodge bill, and by
so framing a tariff law (under pretext
of protection to American labor and
American products) as to increase
every burden of the customs upon the
weaker section, and as to leave in force,
in all its shameless inequality, the reve
nue tax upon tobacco."
In closing, Colonel Cameron ays:
"President Harrison has done noth
ing South of Mason and Dixon's line
since his inauguration except to recog
nize with reluctance that any such
country existed. His appointments,
with just few enough honorable varia
tions to prove the rule, have been of
men not representative in character,
influence or capacity. He has shown
utter inaptitude to square his actions
with his utterances, his performances
with his promises, his principles with
his prejudices, or his st:Atus with his
stature. IHe has been the instrument,
willing or unwilling, of the machine
elements of his party. and for the want
of bold and brave catholic action he
has made himself responsible for the
fact that in the North and West there
is a divided Republican party and that
in the South there is none worthy of
"The utterances of Mr. McKinley in
the House and the action of the Senate
in regard to the tobacco clause consti
tute an open declaration of war against
Southern development. This action is
a deliberate, wanton an absolute falsi
fication of a solemn promise given tc
the tobacco States.
"The record on the Blair bill Is nc
better, and the tariff Act, with its so
called revision and equalization of im
port duties, bristles with discrimina
tions against the South."
The Governor says the Lodge bill, 11
passed, would paralyze the commercia:
progress of the whole country and sel
back Southern development half a cen
tury. The main sufferer would t.e thE
KEPT SILENT THIRTY YEARS.
A Woman Religiously Keeps a vow Made
to her H asband.
A3IERICUS, Ga., Sept. 18.-The death
of MIrs. Susan E. M1errifield, which oc
curred here recently, revives interest ir
one of tihe most peculiar cases eve1
known of a vow of silence made anc
kept thirty years. In 1860 MIrs. MIerri
field, who, it is said, was a little womnar
of a peculiarly bright and cheery dispo
sition, was telling her husband of somi
occurrence, when he requested her in
very surly manner to be silent, addini
that the sound of her voice was hatefu
It seems that Mir. Mierrifield, while
good husband in every other way, wa~
in the habit of venting his displeasure
when aroused by outside matters by il
humor with his wife, whose good natur<
usually passed his testiness by, but or
this occasion she replied that, as it was
hateful to him, he should never hear hel
voice again. And he never did, nor did
any other person ever hear it, for, it
spite of her husband's remorse and re
monstrances from friends and rela
tives, M1rs. Merrifield kept her room
though she continued to act the part oj
a good wife and mother, fulflling every
duty scrupulously. She even bore
three children to her husband after this
vow was taken. When communication
was absolutely necessary with those
about her she used a slate, but reduced
a language of signs to such perfection it
governing her household and childrer
that it was but seldom that this slate
was resorted to.
It was thought that wvhen her hus
band died she would resume the use ol
her speech, but while she sat by his dy
ing bed, devoted and loving to the last
in answer to his supplications that she
speak but a word to him, wrote on th(
slate with all the evidences of grief: "]
cannot, I cannot! God forgive and hell
me. I cannot!" But whether it was
that she found it impossible to0 break
her will and her vow, or that long dis
use had affected her organs so0 that she
really could not use them, could not be
arrived at, but her family inlned tc
the latter belief, for it is said that while
she was on her own death-bed she
made distinct, but ineffectual effort
to speak to her children, dying with
the 'seal of silence unremoved from
A Sad Accident.
R AI'D CrrY, S. D., Sept. 14.- One of
the saddest railroad accidents that has
ever happened in Black Ihills country
occurred yesterday on the new narrowv
guage line, which has just been com
pleted betwveen Piedmont and Lead
City. The masons or Deadwood and
Lead City to show their appreciation
of the advent of a railroad1 into their
cities, planned an excursion over the
Black Hlills and Ft. Pierre. which took
place yesterdlay. The train was made
up of two coaches and a number of flat
cars with seats arranged to accommo
date passengers, and departed from
Lead City at an early hour.
About 200 masons andl their families
went to make up the excursion party.
As the train wvas passing a point, near
Elk creek twenty-eight iles from
Deadwood, a large pine tree, which had
caught lire from a passing engrine, fell,
striking the last car, which was packed
with human freight, k illing two people
and wound in g seven. These two killed
were, M, . BIeldiing, engineer of the
Golden Star mill, at D~eadwood, and
Mrs. J. K. Snyder of Lead City.
Don't Like 111s Speech.
W.~mxoN~ox, Sept. 17.-The meet
ing of the House judiciary committee
to-day called to consider the resolutions
censuring Representative Kennedy, of
Ohio, for his speech against the Senate
and Senator Quay, and to expunge the
speech from the Congressional Record,
was attended by all the members. Rep
resentative Kennedy was present and
madIe a statement in defence of his
action, anid argued to prove that the
speech as published in the Record was
within the requirements of parliamen
tary laws. The committee decided by a
majority that was large enough to p~er
mit Adams, of Illinois, to refrain from
casting a vote,hle having already express
ed his opinion of the speech and the duty
of the House on the Iloor, to r-eport a
resolution directing the Government
printer to omit the speech from the per
mmant coy of the Reord,
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.SUJ;A SC E s M'l(ThY,
MA NNING. S. C.
OSEPIl F. RIIAME,
AT I':EY AT LA W,
MANNING, S. C.
OILN S. WILSON,
Alorney and Cmmiselor at Law,
LANNING, S. C.
A A"L .~; T L W
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I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines;
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILET
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
ERY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
and such articles as are usually kept in a
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I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and am prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
in quantities to suit purchasers.
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CIL0LESTON, S. C.
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Columbia, S. C.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
IsteCOLUMBIA, S. C.
Istelargest hotel in the city, and has,
during the past. year, been thoroughly reno
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OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Licuors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealers,
172, 174, and 176 East Bay Street,
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cmc.--Tom, S. C.
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ADContracts made for car load lots or less.
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Mill and Naval Store Supplies.
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OFFICE, 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C. -
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attention given to consignmnents of countr
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