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NEW YEAR'S SERMON BY REV. DR.
He Speaks of the Fight Between the
Powers of Light and the Powers of
Darknexs--Christiau. Need the Help
That Comes from On High.
BnooKLYx, Jan. 4.-Dr. Talmage's
New Year's sermon is a ringing battle
cry to ministers and Christians every
where, calling upon them to join in a
combined charge on the intrenchments
of sin and Satan. It made a deep im
pression on the vast crowds who heard
it in this city this morning, and at The
Christian Herald service to-night in
New York. The enthusiasm at the
latter service was increased by the ef
fective aid rendered by a large volun
teer choir which has been organized
from the audiences, who sung with a
volume and 1ervor seldom equaled.
After the singing of the hymn com
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove,
With all thy quickening powers,
Dr. Talmage preached the following
sermon from the text, Luke xxiv, 49.
"Tarry 3 e in the city of Jerusalem un
til ye be endued with power from o'
For a few months, in the providence
of God, I have two pulpits, one in
Brooklyn and the other in New York,
and through the kindness of the priat
ing press an ever widening opportuni
ty. To all such hearers and readers I
come with an especial inessage. The
time his arrived for a for ward move
ment such as the church and the wor'd
have never seen. That there is a need
for such a religious movement is evi
dent from the tact that never since our
world was swung out among the
planets has there been such an organ
ized and determined effort to over
throw righteoist ess, and make the
Ten Commandraents obsolete and the
whole Bible a derision. Meanwhile
alcoholism is taking down its victims
by the hundreds of thousands, and the
political parties get down on their
knees, practically, saying: "0 thou al
mighty rum jug! we bow down before
thee! Give us the offices-city, state
- and national. Oh, give us the offices,
and we will worship thee for ever and
The Christian Sabbath meanwhile,
appointed for physical, me-ital and
spiritual rest, is being secularized and
abolished. As it the bad publishing
hoases of our own country had em
hausted their literary filth, the French
- and Russian sewers have been invited
to pour their scurrility and moral
slush into the trough where our Amer
ican swine are now wallowing. Mean
while there are enough houses of in
famy in all our cities, open and un
molested of the law, to invoke the om
nipotent wrath which burled Sodom
under a deluge of brimstone. The
pandemoniac world, I think, hi's
massed its troops, and they are at this
moment plying their batteries upn
family circles,* church circles, social
circles, political circles a-id national
circles. Apollyon is in the saddle, and
ridmg at the head of his myrmidons
would capture this world for daikess
Iaat is one side of the conflict now
raging. On the other side we have the
most magnificent gospel machinery
that the world ever saw or heaven ever
invented. In the first place there are
in this country more than eighty thou
sand miristers of religion and, take
them as a class, more consecrated,
-holier, more consistent, more self deny
ing, moie faithful men never lived. I
know them by the thousands. I have
met them in eve-y city. I am told,
not by them, but by people outside our
-profession, people engaged in Christian
and refoicmato-y work, that the clergy
of Ame ic<. are at tiie head of all good
enterprises, and wt'oever else fail they
may be depended on. The truth of
this is demonstrated by the fact that
when a mmnister of religion does fall,
it is so exceptio-ial that the newspapers
report it as something startling, while
a hundred men in er callings may
..go4-wanhotuthe rr-atter being con
sidered as especially worth mention
in addition to their equipment in
-moral character the cleriry of this
country have all that the schools can
give. All archeological, ri-etorical,
-scientific, scholastic, literary attain
ment. So much for the Christian min
istry of all denominations. In the]
next place on our side of the conflict
--webhave the grandest churches of allj
time atd higher style of memnbership
*and more of them, anid a hot without
number of splendid men and womnn
who are riong the"' best to have this I
world purified, elevated. gospelized. i
But we all feel that something is want- 1
ing. Enough hearty songs have been I
sung and enough earnest sermors f
preached within the last six months to f
-save all the cities of America. and sav
-ing the cities yoa save the world, for
they overflow all the land either witha
their religion or their infamy. t
Several times in the history of the f
chrrch and the world has the power I:
- romt on high.boen demonstrated. In
the.Se-venteenthcentury, after a great e
-season of moral depression, this powe- t
from on high came -down upon John c
S-Tillotson and Owen aind Fravel and s
-.Baxter and Bunyan; and there was a t
deluge of mercy higher than the tops f
of the 'highest mountains of sin. In d
the Eighteenth century, in England ~
and - America, religion was at a low b
water mark. Wiiliam Cowper, writing a
of-the clergy of those days said: h
Excep a few with Eli's spirit blest, t
Robiand Phineas may describe the res&. a
Te infidel writing of Shaftesbury and a
Hobbes and Chubb had done their c'
work. But power from on high camei v
upon both the Wesleys and Lady b
Huntington on the other side the' At- s
-lantic, and upon William Tennant andg
Gilbert Tennant and David Bf-ainerd
on this side of the Atlartic, and both
-hemispheres felt the tread of. a par
domng God. Coming to later date,
there may be here and there in this a.1
dience an aged man or woman whot
can remember New York in 1831 when
this power from on high descended
most wondrously. It came upon pas- a
tors and congregations and theatres 0
and commercial establishmeaits. Chat
ham Street theatre, New York, was the
scene of a most treme-2dous religious
A committee of Christian gentle- t
men called upon the lessee of the thea
tre, and said they. would like to buy the
lease of the theatre. Ie said, -WVhat
do you want it for?~" They replied,P
"For a church." "For wh-a-at?" said
the owner! For a church," was the re-h
ply. The owner said, "You may hai e
it, and I will give you a thousand dol- p
lars to help fou on with your work." 9
Arthur r'appan, a man mightily perse
cuted in -his time, but a man, as I saw
Jhim in his last days, as honest and pure
and good as any man I ever knew,
stepped on the stage of old Chatham a
theatre as the actors were closing their a
morning rehearsal and said, "There ri
will be preaching here to-night on this n
stage;" and then gave out and sang tl
with such people as were there the old a)
'The voice of free grac. cries, escape to the ix
For all that believes Christ has opened a Tj
The barroom of the theatre was turn- e:
ed into a prayer room, and eight hun
dred persons were present at the first a
meeting. For seventy successive nights r<
religious services were held in that h
theatre, and such scenes of mercy and ir
salvation as will be subjects of conver- a:
sation and congratulation among the s<
ransomed in glory as long as heaven h
lasts. But I come to a later time-1857 is
-remembered by many who are here. tl
remember it especially, as I1 had just a
itered the office of the ministry. It si
S in, udreds of th usands
of p-ec p>e p: nnil! -s. Starvati -1 en ter
ed aui ons ti at had ntve bef-re
-n w N nt. oest e life, a ay
cZses ccame " a tiagedy. Sui we, gal
roting, borzlari:. assassinati a were
rampant. What. an awful dy t~nat
was T:hen the baiks wentdow i. There
has been nothing like it in thiny years.
:aid I pray God i icre raay no be any
thiug like i. in tl e next tihirt:. centur
ies. Talk about your Black Fridays:
It was Black Saturday, Black Sunday,
Black Monday. Black Tuesday, Black
Wednesday, Black Thursday as well as
This nation in its extremity fell help
less before the Lord and cried for par
don and peace, and upon ministers and
laymen the power from on high de
scended. Engine houses, ware rooms,
hotel parlors, museums, factories, from
12 to 1 o'clock, while the operatives
were resting, were opened for prayers
and sermons and inquiry rooms, and
Burton's old theatre on Chambers
street, where our ancestors used to as
semble to laugh at the comedies, and
all up and down the steets. and out on
the docks and on the decks of ships ly
ing at the wharf people sang. "All hail
the power of Jesus' name." while others
cried for merey. A great mass meet
ing of Christians on a week (lay, in
Jayne's hall. Philadelphia, telegraph-d
to Fulton Street Prayer meeting in
New York, saying, "What hath Go)d
wrought ?" and a telegram went back
saying, "Two hundred souls saved at
our meeting to-day." A ship came
through the Narrows into our harbor,
the captain reporting that hituself. and
all the crew haid been converted to God
between New Oileans and New York.
In the busiest marts of our busiest
American cities, where the worshipers
of Mammon had been counting their
golden beads, men began to calculate,
What shall it profit a man if he gain
the whole world and lose his soul?"
The waiters in restaurants after
the closing of their day's work knelt
among the tables where they had
served. Policemen asked consent of
the commissioner of police to be per
mitted to attend regligious meetings.
At Albany members of the New York
legislature assembled in the room of
the court of appeals at half-past 8
o'clock in the morning for prayer and
praise. Printed invitations were sent
out to the firemen of New York saying,
"Come as suits your convenience best,
whether in fire or citizens' dress, but
come!come!" Quarrymen knelt among
the roch-. Fist e rmen knelt in their
boats. Weavers knelt among the
looms. Sailors knelt a nong the ham
mocks, Schoolmasters knelt among
their classes. A gentleman traveling
said there was a line of prayer meet
ings from On'aha to Washington cit3,
and he might have added a line of
prayer meetings from the Atlantic to
the Pacific coast, and from the St. Law
rence to the Gulf of Mexico.
Many of my heareis to-day are what
the world calls, and what I would call
splendid fello'.7s. and they seem happy
enough, and are jolly and obliging, and
if I were-in trouble I would go to them
with as much confidence as I would to
my father, if he were yet alive. But
when they go to their rooms at night,
or when the excitements of social and
business life a--e off, they are not con
tent, and they want .,omething better
than this world can offer. I under
stand them --o well I wo ild, without
any fear of being thought rough, put
my right hand on their one shoulder
and my left hand on their other shoul
der and push them into the kingdom
of God. But I cannot. Power from
on high, lay hold of them!
Years ago, at the close of a religious
service in Brooklyn Tabernacle, a gen
tleman most distinguished in appear
mece, and with remarkable cerebral
devrlopment, came forward with his
wife t.. d daughter, and said to me in a
nost courteons and elegant way, "Let
me introduce you to my wife and
laughter, who wish some counsel in
regard to religious matters," and the
three sat down. After I had convers
sd with the wife and daughter I turn
id to the gentleman and said, "Perhaps
ou have some interest yourseif in
these matters?~" -'None whatever,"
was the reply, polite yet firm, but be
ore the meeting had closed I saw his
hand lifted to his forehead and his eyes
~losed, and I said, "Sir, have you not
~hanged your mind, and are you not
~houghtful on this subject ?" He said:
~I am. Since coming to this seat I
iave sought and found Christ as my
aviour, and I have but one desire
nore, and that is before I leave this
touse to join my wife and daughter in
naking profession of the Christian re
igion. I have been known as on the
rong side long enough." What was
t that had come upon him? It was
ower from on high.
At the first communion after the
edication of our former church three
undred and twenty-eight souls stood
ip in the aisles and publicly espoused
the cause of Chiist. At another time
our hundred souls; at another time
vre hundred; and our four thousand
ye hundred membership were but a
mall part of those who within those
acred walls took upon themselves the1
ows of the Christian. What turned
iem? What saved them? Power
rom the level? 2- o. Power from on
But greater things are to be seen ift
rer these cities and ever this world is
> be taken for God. There is one
ass of men and women in all these as
~mblages in whom I have especial in
~rest, and that is those who had good t
tthers and mothers once, but they are
ead. What multitudes of us are or-t
hans! We may be 40, 50, 80 years old, a
2t we never get used to having father t
nd mother gone. Oh, how often we
ave had troubles that we would like s
have told them, and we always felt c
Slong as father and mother wvere
ilye we had some one to whom we
)uld go! Now I would like to ask if d
>u think that all their prayers in your i
~half have been answered. "No," you
y, "but it is too late; the old folks are
mne now. 1,
I must courteously contradict you. b
is not too late. I have a friend in t;
~e ministry who was attending the f~
St hours of an aged Christian, and my f:
iend said to the old Christian, "Is
ere no trouble on your mind ?" The
d man turned his face to the wall for n
few moments, and then said: "Only Q
te thing. I hope for the salvation of
y ten children, but not one of them is e
t saved. Yet I am sure they will 4
. God means to wait untIl I am
ne." So he died. When my friend
Id of the circumstances eight of the t
n had found the Lord, and I have nou
ubt the other two before this haveu
und him. Oh, that the long post
ned answers to prayer for you, my
~other, for you, my sister, might this
ur descend in power from on high.
The history of these unanswered
~ayers for you God only knows. They s
ny have been offered in the solemn b
rth hour. They may have beenoffer- t
Iwhen you were down with scarlet
ver or diphtheria or membranous r
oup. Thbey may have been offered
me night when you were sound
leep in the trundle bed, and your i
other came in to see if you werea
htly covered in the cold wintera
ght. They may have been offered atw
at time which comes at least once in
most every one's life when youra
ther and mother had hard work to
ake a living, and they feared that a
ant would come to them and you. I
ey may have been offered when the
s could no longer move a'nd the I
~es were closed for the long sleep. 0
Oh, unanswered prayers of father
d mother, where are youP In whatB
~om of the old homestead have they
dden ? Oh, unanswered prayers, rise
a mist of many tears into a cloud, h
id then break in a shower which shall
~ften the heart of that man who is so
rd he cannot cry, or that woman who u:
ashamed to pray! Oh. armchair of S1
eaged, now empty and in the garret w
noug the rubbish, speak out. Oh, ri
all of the pilgrim who has ended his p
anxit i . that ben. over th-*-! 01, fram
ily B bl, with stor -f hirt i at d dA;
rul s o me of thy iri:w '- ern .eaves,
and i i s know of the wriakled lai5
that m- turned thy pai - s, a%-d #-x
Flan ti it. spot vhre a tei.r i U)
the i as ige, "0 Absalom, my son, my
son, .voidd God I had died for thee'"
God ;nd gracious God! what will
c ) f us. if af er having had such
dkuott and praying pareni e, we
never p:ay for ourselves! We will pray.
We will begin now. Oh, for the power
from on high, power to move this as
semblage. power to save Brooklyn and
New York, power of evangelism that
shall sweep across this continent like
an ocean surge, power to girdle the
round earth with a red girdle dipped in
the blood of the cross! If this forward
movement is to begin at all there must
be some time for it to begin, and why
not this time? And so I sound for your
eors a rhythmic invitation, which,
until a few days ago, never came un
der my eye, but it is so sweet, so sob
bing with pathos, so triumphant with
joy, that whoever chimed it, instead of
being anonymous, ought to be immor
Thy sins I bore on Calvary's tree;
The stripes, thy due, were laid on me,
That peace and pardon might be free
o wretched sinner, come!
Burdened with guilt, wouldst thou be blest?
Trust not the w orld; it gives no rest;
I bring relief to hearts opprst
o weary sinner, come!
Conic, leave thy burden at the cross;
Count all thy gains but empty dross,
My grace repays all earthly loss
o needy sinner, come!
Come, hither bring thy boding fears,
Thy aching heart, thy bursting tears,
'Tis mercy's voice salutes thine ears;
o tremb!ing sinner, come!
A Sensational Turn from Their Abode in
FRANKLIN. Ind., Jan. 8.-The two
divorce suits filed in the circuit court here
by Wm. B. F. Law. Sr., and Wm. B. F.
Law, .r.-father and s'n-both confined
in the state prison south, at Jefferson
ville, asking legal separation form their
wives, Jennie and Alice, and possession
of their chlidren, has created a decided
They were sent to the penitentiary in
September, 1888, for twelve years each,
for joi'uly killg an old man and his
son, farmers, residing near them.
It was in March, 1888, that old man
Barker and his son were found in the
field, not far from their 1-ouse, each with
his throat cut from ear to ear, and two
bullet holes in each one's head. It was
evident the bullet holes in their heads
had been caused by shots fired in their
dead bodise after death. At the time
there was no clue to the perpetrators of
the doub'e murder. Several arrests were
made, but as no evide-ce could be found
against the various r 'xies, they were re
leased one after another.
Some time after this, old man Law
and his son were suspected by a detec
tive. It was well known all over the
neighborhood that for a long time a feud
had existed between the Law family and
the Barker family. The Laws, though,
stood wNell in the community. They
were, however, arrested. and after a
long and bitter trial convicted of mur
dering old man Barker and his son-but
the evidence was so circamstantial that
thir uec's were saved fioin the rope and
they were sentenced to twelve years
each in the penitentiary.
Not long after they began their sen
tences in tle penitentiary, old man Law
as granted a pension and arrearages,
amounting to a large sum-nearly $5,
00, and the young Law had a fortune, of
*,,000 bernucathed to him by a relative
ho died, ~but neither the father nor son
ver sent anything home to support their
amililes, both of which live at and oc
upy the old Law homestead, near this
ity, and earn a scanty living by attend
ig the farm from year to year.
The older Law has three children and
the son has one. In both complaints for
ivorce adultery is charged, and this is
~he surprising part of it, for both the
ldies are above -eproach, the younger
efendant l~3ing the daughter of one of
be most prominent citizens of Johnson
Just what the two convicts want with
bhe custody of their child,'en is hard to
nderstandi. Both cases will be bitterly
A Crisi is Near1
LONDON, Jan. 7,-The foreign office
as issued the following coinmunica- 1
ion to the press in regard to the Behb;
ing sea dispute :
The statements cabled respecting the
,rresponde lce on the Behring sea
uestion between the British and
mercan governar.ents are unfound
"A dispatch was received Dec. 30th,
om Mr Blaine. Hie made proposals ]
specting the questions to be submit
d for arbitration. With this excep
on, no communication whatever has
een received from the United States c
an this subject for the past three a
eeks, and no communication has been y
ade to -the Air erican government in t
e same period.
This communication was printed andt
nt to all newspapers offices and news h
encies in London, it being the evi
et desire of the government to give
e document the widest publicity. G
be foreign office is the most conserva
e department and the courss is c
opted in regard to the commiunica- e
on is a startling innovation upon its ti
ual methods of proceedure and h,
rengthens the general belief that the ti
isis is serious.p
It is claimed that the preparations 3.
fsealskir's is an entirely British in
stry, 13,000 persons being engaged
this work in London aloaie.
Since the publication of the foreign P
lice communication the United States 01
~gation and the admiralty officee have tI
en besieged by persons seeking to ob- 1E
n information of the status of af- ri
tirs but inquiries have thus far proved ri
a itless. te________
A Fatal Fail in Chariesten. (21
CHARLESTON, Jan. 8.-Yesterday t1
>rning, about t wenty minutes before di
'cck, a m:>st horrible tragedy was tC
acted at 198 King street. the premises h
the Forest Ihouse. Datniel F. Berry, C
e of the three male occupants of m
om 11, at the Northeast corner of
e highest story of the house, precipi
ed himself full thirty feet below ke
on an old wagon body lying in Mr. thm
omas's furniture yard, breaking his t
k and otherwise injuring his body. w
t appears that Berry had been drink- h
for the past two or three days. On t
ednesday night he got on another ti
ee, and was seen in some of the low- b
dives in the city, lHe reached his wi
arding house yesterday morning af- bi.
a night of reckless disipation, about tic
lf-past 3 o'clock, and hastened to his ar
m, which was also occupied by two ii
his friends. The noise made by him se
going across the room to the window
akened the two occupants, Miller
i Jackson; but by the time they fol
re aroused to conscioasness Berry unj
fallen from the window and was is
angled corpse. I
aniel F. Berry wvas over 50 years of
e although he scarcely looked 40. dii
lived a few miles from the town of
anion and has good connections. in*
~dical times he was appointed Sheriff
Marion County. and served for four
ars. Ever since that time he has in
en familiarly known as "Sheriff'' es
~rr. When sober he was a quiet andW
iceable man, but drink was his great ju
temy and wvas the ultimate cause ofli
Tux indications are that State Treas- eli
:er Bates will succeed in funding the er
ate debt at at very low rate of interest. T
iich will knock in the head the oft'L
peated charge during the late cam- M
~ign that the election of Capt. Till- ci:
TR : FORCE BILL DE AD.
SHRE ID WORK OF THE DEMCCRATS:
AND THE SLVER MEN.
The I arce Bill Displaced by the Silver 1
Mcit are-Most of tha Republican Sena
tors I aken by Surpise at the Result of
tke Action of the Senate.
WA-urINGToN, January 5.-While
the IRLepublican Senators were concoct
ing a scheme to pass the force bill n
spite of Democratic opposition, the min
ority, under the magnificent leadership
of Senator Gorman, side tracked it al
most before their opponents realized
how it was accompliched.
Soon after the Senate convened to-day
Senators Gorman, Faulkner, Cockrell,
Harris, Vest and other active Democrats
concluded that the hour had arrived to
make a bold move to stave off the force
bill and take up one of the financial
measures. Senator Vest, of Missouri,
was chosen to make a motion to take up
the silver bill in preference to the force
bill. In the meantime Senator Gorman
had ascertained that seven and perhaps
eight Republicans would vote for such a
proposition. Finally Senator Jones, of
-Nevada. made his first appearance this
session and joined his colleague, Stewart,
in opposing the force bill in the interst
STEWART'S OPPORTUNE OFFER.
Better still. Senator Stewart volun
teered to make the motion. Thus the
propesition came from the Republican
side. Word was passed around on the
Democratic side and eyery man was re
quested to be on duty at a certain hour.
On the Republican side all save the
eight anti-force bill men were in total
ignorance of the Democratic pro
gramme. After the morning business
was disposed of a conference report on
the localrailroad measure came up and
was. being discussed. The Vice Presi
dent went out for luncheon, leaving
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, one of
the ablest parliamentarians in the Sen
ate, to preside.
EXPLODING THE BOMB.
In due time the conference report was
disposed of and Senator George. of Mis
sissippi was about to conclude his speech
against the force bill, but before he pro
ceeded, Senator Stewart startled his Re
publican associates by moing to lay
aside the elections bill and consider the
Such a suggestion at such a time, and
from such a source, completely demoral
ized Senators Sherman, Spooner, Frye,
Evarts, Piatte, Dolph and other Repub
lican leaders. "Grandmother" Hoar al
most exploded with suppressed rage and
astonishment. It was understood that
everything was to be settled satisfac
torialy to the Republicans at a caucus to
be held to-night.
HOAR'S VAIN PROTEST.
Finally Senator Hoar recovered suffi- i
ciently to protest against Senator George 1
yielding the floor to the Senator from ]
evada and was proceeding to deliver a
;encral sco'ding to all who differed with
Senator Gorman could not afford to
deal in sentimentalities in the midst of a
political battle, so he called the Massa
husetts Senator to order, holding that a b
motion to consider a particular mesure a
as not debatable.
Senator Harris promptly sustained the i
oint or order, thrs checking Senator C
Eoar's flow .of language.
Senator George then wanted a chauce 1
o make a personal explantion, but he
Loo was called down, and the question
f whether the silver bill should be taken
p was submitted to the Senate.
THE SURPRISE COMPLETE.
-Before half of the people present could a
ealize the exact situation the clerk was
.n the midst of a roll-call the result of C
hich would decide the fate ot the force E
ill, for the present at last.
In the meantime Senator Hoar sent
or Vice President Morton and Senator
Idmunds to come to his rescue.
Mr Nohrton hurried into the chamber d
Ld appeared somewhat surprised to e
ear from Senator Harris that the roll- e
al was on Senator Stewart's motion to f
ake up the silver bill, a
There were expressions of approval in i
ie galleries when Vice President Mor- '
n declared Senator Stewart's motion X
arried by a vote of 34 to 29.
HO' ST WITH THEIR OWN PETARD.
There was also some surprise express
d when it was found that the two new r
~enators from Idaho, one of whom was J
worn in to-day, were among the eight y4
~epublicans to vote against Ibe forcey
DEMOCRATIC SMILES. t
The Democratic Senators could not-.
nceal their gratification at the result,
d under the cover of the cloak room
~alls they exchanged hearty congratula
ons andi commented in the highest
~rms on the aaimirable management of ~
ieir leader, Senator Gorman, and lis
utenants, Senators Faulkner, Vest,
organ, Harris, and others.
RAX THINKS THE TIME HAD COME.
Senator Gorman maintamned his usual
imposure and simply said when .spok
to on the subject that "a majority of
e Senators concluded that the fira~t
onda in the new a year was very good
ne to legislate in behalf of all the peo
e of the United States in preference to N
ore partisan mesr.
Senator Harris was pleased'.with the
rt he played, but he assured every
e who ap~proached him on the sabject
at Vice President Morton knew noth
of the programme when he tempo
.rtly vacated the chair. Senator Har
was also ignorant of what was con- B
rplated until after lie assumed the
Lair. Hie was.aware that something of
kind was contemplated during the 1?|
.y, but he did not know the work was -
be done while he was presiding. He S.
lds that the bill now goes on the
endar and can only be taken up by a
jority of a quorum.
SENATOR HOAR AS CASIANDRA.
Senator Hoar feels his eefeat very
enly and predicts the destruction of J
e Republican party. lHe condemns
action of those Republican Senators
o voted with the Democrats and says
believes that they would do the same
ing over again, even after the financial co
1is disposed of. He refuses to say
iether he will continue to press the
further, but intimates that it is prac
ally dead as long as eight Republicans
: pposed to it. ie probably regrets
has te in helping to seat the two new
nators from Idaho.
EDMUNDS DOES XOT DESPAIR.
Senator Edmunds claims that the
'ce bill is not dead, but comes up as
finished business when the silver bill
lisposed oX without a separate vote.
hier equally eminent parliamentarians JE
l'er with him.-News and Courier.
Farewell to Farwell.
PRINGFIELD, ILL, January 7.- The
neral Assembly of Illinois convened7
regular session at noon. The great
interest was centred in the House.
cre the Democratic majority wasL
tsufficient to organize. A full House
omposed of 77 Democrats, 73 Repub
ans and 3 tarmers-responded to roll
is. The House was organized by the
~etion of Clayton E. Crafts. Demo
at, for Speaker by a full party vote.
e Senate was called to order by
eutenant Governor Ray, and Senator
W. Matthews. Republican, was
osen President pro tern by a vote of
,tctly Wh'at ;1appened When Senator
Wolcott Met the Pr< .Ir'ont.
W~ING~o, Jan. S.-Sena:or Wl
'ott is moro than ever alieuate'd fre~n
he affectiorns of President, ilarris:>a
ince b de-ivered his loquent speech
n opposit-ian to the forc- NIl, ain: cur
lial relations are not apt to be soon
'stablished between these two eminent
[tepublicans. Mr. Wolcott has been a
evere critic of the President always,
nd in his opposition has had the sym
?athy of his colleague. Mr. Teller.
During the last session of Congress
enator Wolcott took oczasion, while
lelivering a speech upon the silver
>ill, to hit Mr. Harrison some pretty
iard raps. This speech followed close
y upon a widely published interview
with Henry Wolcott, of Denver, the
enator's brother, in which some very
:austic things were sa.d about the
President, and the contempt which
Western Republicans feel for him,
:aused the relations between the
President and the young senator to
become very much strained.
A few days ago, just befoi e he de
ivered his speech against the force
bill, Mr. Wolcott was persuaded to call
it the White House to pay his respects.
Some of his colleagues, older in years
ind accordingly with more discretion
han he, convinced him that it was
>nly proper that, as a.sen ator, he should
ait upon thle President and offer the
ssurances of his most distinguished
steem and consideration. The young
senator accordingly went over to the
mecutive mansion at a seasonable hour
>ne morning, sent in his card, and
fter waiting in the ante room some
time with a lot of miscellaneous peo
ple, as is the custom in this free re
public, was ushered into the presence
>f the President. Mr. Harrison stood
it the corner of his desk, with his feet
planted firmly and his head thrown
)ack upon his square shoulders as if
nticipating an attack. The senator
rasped with more or less cordiality,
he hand of the President, and said:
'Good morning Mr. President. I have
ome to pay you my respects and to
wish you the compliments of the sea
"Yes ?" said the President.
"It is a pleasant day," said the sena
"Yes," said the President.
"An agreeable contrast to the terri
le hot spell during the session last
iummer," said the senator.
-'Still, I have seen hotter summers
;han last summer was," said the Presi
"Is it possible?" said the senator,
"Yes; I have known it to be so hot
n Washington some summers that the
)avements melted into a soft, sticky
ubstance," said the President.
"I hope we shall have no such weath
r as that during the coming summer,"
aid the senator.
"I hope not," said the President.
"Good morning," said the senator.
"Good morning," said the President;
nd as Mr. Wolcott disappeared
rough the loor, Mr. Harrison
>rought his head back to its normal
yosition, released his hold upon the
lesk, and, with the air of a conqueror,
esnmed the chair that he had vacated
ipon receiving the senator's card.
Small Pot in Texas.
GALVESToN, Texas, Jan. 8.-)r.
utherford. the Texas Healsh Officer,
as ordered a strict State quarantine
gainst San Antonio, Houston and
'oakum on account of a few cases of
malpox at those points. No railway
an take any body away from those
laces until Dr. Rutherford gives a
ermission. In the Southern part of
exas smallpox exists nearly all the
ime. It is said that San Antonio Is
ever without a case, but the disease
s usually confined to an unclean part
f the town inhabited by Mexicans. A
ew cases have appeared at Houston
nd one or two have been reported at
an Antonio. Galveston also has a
ase and the people here are hourly
xpecting to be shut off from commu
ication with the outer world. -
Gets the Fortune.
RIcUMoND, Va., Jan. 7.-Judge Leake,
the Chancery court, to-day handed
own a lengthy decision in the celebrat
d case of B~ettie Thomas Lewis, color
d, who claimed the estate of her white
ather, W. A. 'Thomas, deceased, valued
t $240,000. The court held that she
ras entitled to the property. The case
rll be taken to the Supreme court.
~HE TIES OFFICE IS FITTED UP IN
a manner that warrants it in soliciting
>ur patronage for job printing. Send us
>r orders which shall have prompt atten
an. Prices as low as the cities. Satisfac
n guaranteed. Keep us in mind.
SUMTER, S. C.
First class accommodations and excellent
ble. Convenient to the business portion
the town. 25 cents for dinner.
J. H. DIXON, Proprietor.
.WULERN & CO.
Flour a Specialty.
>s. 171 and 173 East Bay Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
4. Drake & Son,
0TS, SHOES, & TRUNKS.
235 Meeting St., CH ARLESTON, S. C.
~gest stock, best assortment1 lowest prices.,
THOMAS, Jr.. J. M. THO3IAS.
~ephen Thomas, Jr. & Bro.
NELRY, SIL VER & PLATED WARE,
pectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods,
r-e-Watches and Jewelry repaire'd by
257 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
trington, Thomas & Co., s
ELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
No. 251 King Street,1
SCHARLESTON, S. C. ti
ION TL OONN0R,
-COMDIISSION MERCH ANT- r
CHARLESTON, S. C.
olicits consignments of cotton on which ni
OJ'S.PH F. IlAME,
ATTORNEY AT LA ,
MANNING, S. C.
OIlN S. WILSON,
A'&wiwne ad Counselor at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
A* ATT -o |RY t T.: 7 LAWIf:,
MANNING, S. C.
M. NotAry Public with seal.
ALLEN H UGGINS, D. D. S.,
Go ('IER|A W, .
Viiat Manning every month or two
FORESTON DRUG STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
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
first class drug store.
I have just added to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and aiu prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
in quantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M.D.,
Foreston, S. C.
A. S. T. PERRY. H. I. SDIONS. R.A. PRINGLE.
Johnston, Crews & Co.,
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Small Wares,
Nos. 49 Hayne & 112 Market Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
n. T. MCGAIAN. A. S. BROWN. ROBT. P. EVANS.
McGAHAN, BROWN & EVANS,
Dry Goods, Notions,
BOotS, Shoes and Clothing,
Nos. 226, 228 & 230 Meeting Street,
CIARLESTON, S. C.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McCURDY, Prest.
The oldest, strongest, largest, best
ompany in the world. It "makes as
surance doubly sure."
E. BI. Cantey, Agent for Kershaw and
Clqrendlon, Camden, S. C.
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Is the largest hotel in the city, and has,
uring the past year, been thoroughly reno
ated, remodeled, and refitted with all mod
ra improvements. Centrally located, and
ofers inducements for the accommodation
oi' its patrons. Has 6 spacious, light, and
iry sample rooms. Hot and cold baths, el
vator, &c. Cuisine rtnder supervision of
Mr. E. E. Post, late of Lookout Point Botel,
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. The proprietor
opes by strict attention to the wants of his
atrons to merit a share of patronage.
. W. SEEGERS, E. E. POST,
SWOOD WORK' AffAetlMEN1s
ST.LOUIS.MO. g~g g gDA LLAS.TEX.
W. E. BROWN & CO. Manning, S. C.*
28. - M$20.
r . . e . w*, i
echt oaing and 6o 1 u Re eatnd Rfors C3 to A:
. uzze oading DoublevSo Guns
to$5 igeSo us Ri.5ftoes2
oves 1$0.Double arlBrehoAion Sot Gus
chebred. $S5 to $10. Sl indsec oad
asks Shot ouhs, Primer2. Seknd of
rects oadn Ilutated Cepatlogue Adresst
H. MuzlJoHNSTng Double WStERun
[ann.3. ingl Shotvins,$2g torl1r.
vovrs Seia ttenoueAtion selfpo-k'
rldi~s' Shels C aps, Wad Toolsioderl V
>erience in Pouches, Paritiers. Snd 2r"
te atisfto toll ustraeaaoguer. Areorss
itdort anning havinesror
ADGER SMYL1. LF .3. PLZa pemrr
S NYTH & ADGER,
Factors and Commission Merchants,
NcortbLi Atletic X711a3vLrfr
CHARLESTON, S. C.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Liouors and Cigars,
No. 121 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealers, -
172, 174, and 176 East Bay Street,
C'I AFR L .3 S T C 1N, S. C.
F. J. PELZER, President. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
C R . -o, S. C;.
AND IMPORTERS OF
.I'uxre G;erman.3 3Xainit
PELZER, RODGERS, & CO., General Agts.,
BROWN'S WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Mn. M. LEVI, of Manning, will be pleased to supply his friends and the public gen
ally, with any of the above brands of Fertilizers.
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed.
244 & 246 Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C.
*, Contracts made for car load lots or less.
W. E. HoiMES. LEIaD Moo:.
W. E. HOLMES & CO.,
White Lead and Colors,
Oils and Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval Store: Supplies.
STREET LAMPS and LANTERNS ofATL KINDS
OFFICE, 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
arine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Kill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
ir1epairs executed with promptness and Dispatch. Sendfor price lists.
East Bay, Cor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Wholesale Bakery and Candy Factory.
A.GENTS FOR HOLMES & COUTTTS SEAFOAM WAFERS AND ENGLISH BISCUIT ,
464 and 466 King St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
SASHES, DOORS AND BLINDS 478 to 486 Meeting St., CHARLESTON,S-5C.
THE BEST AND THE CHEAPEST.
All goods guaranteed. Estimates furnished by return mail. Large stock, prompg
hipments. Our goods do not shrink or warp.
Geo. E. Toale & Company,
M1ANUFACTURERS OF AND wHOLESALE DEALERS IN
loors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding, and General Building Material.
Office and Salesrooms, 10 and 12 Hayne St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
OLD CLOTHES MADE NEW.
SEND YOUR DYEING TO THE
CHARLESTON STEAM DYE WORKS,
All work guaranteed. 310 King St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
NMOKE HENO CIGAR, THE BEST NICKL.E CIGAR SOL.D.
B. A. JOHNSON, Sole Agent, Manning, S. C.
SOQ. ISEMAN, Wholesale Grocer, State Agent,
IU8rE~ast Bay, Caar'lestoni. S. O.
And dealers in Prepared Flour, Grist and Meal, also Hay, Grain, Flour, Mill Feed.
c. Send 30 frpis32, 34, and 36 Beaufain St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
A. Mc COBB, Jr. BOLLMANN BROTHERS,
General Commission Merchant, V h~ sl
AND DEALER IN h ls l
IE, CEMENT, PLASTER PARIS, HAIR, FIRE Grocers,
BRICKS, AND FIRE CLAY, LAND PLAS
TER, AND EASTERN HAY. 157 and 169, East Bay,
ents for White's English Portland Cement.
194 & 196 East flay, Charleston, S. C: CHARLESTON, S. C.
H ARLES C.TLESLIE iJou F. WENER. L.IL.QUZ~oIrA
.JOHN F. WERNER & Co.
holesale & Retail Commiission Dealer in
F ~ $ ~ Wholesale Grocers
1T~?, ~ ~ ~Provision Dealers,
ds of countr3 produce aree respectfully 164 & 166 East Bay and 29 &
ice Nos.18 &. 20 Market St., E. of East Bay Vendue flange
CHARLTON S.Y Q OHAR LESTO.N. 8. C.