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AN iNVJTAHU'I'Q T ALL
DR. TALMAGE CHCOSE T.
WORD "COME" FOR.A TEXT.
It is Found Six Hunidred :aind r'veno
Eight Times in the Biile-It I.,ne' of
the Most Wonderful Word' in lie L.:%i
BROOKLYN, Jan. 16.-Dr. Talmaie
preached the following sermon tiis
morning to an overtlowing conregation
in the Academy of Music. tis city. A
night. when The Christian lierald ser
vice was held in the New York Acade
my of Music, fully six thousanu vtr
sons were massed in the lar'e buii
ing. A marked solemnity pervaded
the assembly, and at its close man
persons in various parts of th noust
rose at the invitation of the preacher to
ask for prayers for their salvation. Dr.
Dr. Talmage chose the fol ewing exts
fer his sermon: "Come"e (. vi. lN:
"Come" (Rev. xii, 17)
Imperial, tender and all pe suav
is this word "Come." S x iunred nd
seventy-eight times is it found In the
Scriptures. Itstans at tie front gat:e
of the Bible as in my first text, inuvnin
antediluvians into Noah's ark. and it
stands at the other gate of the uible as
in my second text, invitint the postdi
luvians into the ark of a Saviour's me.
cy. "Come" is only a word of four
letters, but It. is the queen of words. anud
nearly the entire nation of Eughsh
vocabulary bows to its scepter. It is
an ocean into which empty ten thous
and rivers of meaning. Other words
drive, but this beckons.
All moods of feeling bath that word
"Come." Sometimes it weeps and
sometimes it laughs. Sonietimes it
prays, sometimes it tempts and some
times it destroys. It sounds from the
door of church and from the seraglios of
sin, from the gates of heaven and the
gates of hell. It is coutluent and aceres
cent of all power. It is the helress ot
most of the past and the almoner of
most of the future. "Come!" You may
pronounce it so that all the heavens will
be heard in its cadences, or pronounce
it so that all the woes of time and eter
nity sh'all reverberate in its one sylla
ble. It is on the lip of. saint and pro
fligate. It is the mightiest of all soli
tants either for good or bad.
"COMES" SOMETIMES WAR.
'You must remember that in many
cases our "Come" has a mightier
"Come" to conquer before it has any
effect at all. Just give me the accurate
census, the statistics, of how many are
down in fraud, in drunkennEss, in gai
bling, in impurity, or in vice of any sort.
and I will give you the accurate census
or statistics of how many have been
slain by the word "Come." "Come
and click wine glasses with me at this
ivory bar." "Come and see what we
can win at this greing table." "Come.
enter with me this doubtful speculation."
"Come with me and read those infidel
tracts on Christianity." "Come with
me to a place of bad amusement."
"Come with me in a gay bout throuuh
underground New York." If in ths
city there are twenty thousand who are
down in moral character, then twenty
thousand fell under the power of the
I was reading of a wife whose husband
had been overthrown by strong dri..k,
and she went to the saloon were lie was
ruined, and she said. "Give me back my
husband." And the bartender, point
ing to a maudlin and ban e:ed man
drowsing in the corner of tihe barroom,
said: "There he is. 'Jim. wake up.
here's your wife come for yon.'" And
the woman said: "Do you call that my
husband ? Whbat have you becn doing
with him? Is that the mnlyn~ brow?
Is that the clear eve? Is that the
noble heart that I married? Whbat vileI
drug have you given him that has turned
him into a fiend? Take your tigzer claws
off' of him. Uncoil those serpent fbids
of evil habit that are crushing him.
Give me back my hus band, the one with
whomn I stood at tile altar ten years ago.
Give him back to me." Vieutm w'as
he, as millions of others have bcen, 0I
the word "Come!"
LET US HARNESS TIIIS WCoRI) FOR
Now we want all the world over to
harness this word for good as others
have harnessed it for evil, and it will
draw the five continents and the seas be
tween them, yea, it will draw the whole
earth back to the God from which it has
wandered. It is that wooing and per
puasive work that will lead men to give
up their sins. Was skepticisnm ever
brought into love of the truth by an ebul
lition of hot words against infidelity
Was ever the blasphenmer stopped in his
oaths by denunciation of blasphemv?
Was ever a drurkard weaned from his
cups by the tc-n >erance lecturer's minm
icry of staggering step and hiiceough? No.
It was: "Come with me to church to
day and hear our singing." "Come and
let me introduce you to a Caristain man
whom you will be sure to admire."
"Come with me into associations that
are cheerful and good and inspiring;
"Come with me into joy such as you
never bef'o.e experienced."
With that word which has done so
much for others I approach you to-day.
Are you all right with God? "No," you
say,- "I think not; I am sometimes
alarmed when I think of him; I fear I
will not be ready to meet him in the
last day; my heart is Rot right with
God." Come then and have it made
right. Through the Christ who died to
save you, come! What is the use in
waiting? The longer you wait the furth
er off' you are, and the deeper you are
down. Strike out for heaven! You re
member that a few years ago a steamer
called the Princess Alice with a crowd
of excursionists aboard, sank in the
Thames, and there was an awf'ul
sacrifice of life. A boatman from the
shore put out for the rescue, and he had
a big boat and lie got it so full it would
not hold another person, and as lie laid
hold of the oars to pull for the shore,
leaving hundreds helphless and drown
ing, he cried out. "Oh, that I had a big
ger beat!" Thank God. I am not thus
limited, and that I can promise room for
all in this gospel boat. Get in; get i!
And yet there is room. Room in thle
heart of a pardonmng God. Room in
THERE IS No ESCAP.E ERtoMLN
I also apply the wordh of my' text to
those who would like practical comniort.
If any ever escape the struggle of life,. I
have not found them. They are not cer
tainly among the prosperous class. 1In
most cases it was a struggie all thle wayv
up till they reached thle prosperity, ad
since they have reached these heights
there have been perplexities, anxieties
and crises which were ahnuon enou h
to shatter tile nerves and tur'n the brain.
It would be hard to tell whieh have th'e
biggest fight in the world-the pros
perities or the adversities, theC
conspicuities or the obscurities. .Just
as soon as you have enough su
ces to attract the attention of other
the enyies and jealousies are let ioos
from their kennel. The greatest crime
that you can commit in the estimation
of others is to get on better than they
do. They think your addition is their
subtraction. Five hundred persons start
for a certain goal ol success; one reaches
it and the other four hundred and ninety
ine are mad. It would take volumies
to hold the story of the wrongs. outrages
and defamations that have comec upon
you as a result of your success. The
warm sun of prosperity brings into life a
smp full of annoying inects.
n A n !einl a trlIke, anld
her an :hrea linane:-al pnethrown
m: an.1: to do, and there
are uwiedod tousudssuch heroes
ainiNl~ herie hlve unsuug and~ d'i*e
nAu%0V.!. Wh_'at WeI alnd, whether
u1 .11n! or i wa e
i ; iiat e of Ite Chrsuan re
n. An11. we e.nlov the werd
id t t 7 nunihrf bwsineS 's menoi
IN 10t Tl "r, 11 C i I 1V .t-,
wie1:ae ien reuthenedX' byv the
Of , anl tle people who
hae 1':e ravn N I he n othie r
reso~rces zaveo jan h mie and
wN me 11,C,1 , :: into thiQs battle
a'm'i.' one ' h need. Cr Saw, or ax.
vaI,'e n. type. or szhovel.
og t * i~ - resound. With all
t:0ecVi Cme for every
yC he in the
ked years a' in
r idoni a hloinble honie
wh:: cr- rticle of lood had ,!vei
I nd ,Isndli, u e itc re d with tea
:md1 oteir table supplies and tound a
kettle on the :ire r'eadv for the tea. The
benevolent idv sad. "How is it that
vou have the kettle ready for the tea
when you had n) tea in the l'ouse?"
And the dau:zhter in the home said:
cther would have ue put the kettle
on the *1re, and when 1 said -What is
the use ol d1"n1 so, when we have
nothing in the hiouse:' she said 'Mv
child, God will vrovide. Thirty years
he has already provided for me through
all my pain and he'pIessuess, and he
will nVot leave ine to starve at last. Ie
will senid' us help, thouh we do not see
We have been N alting all the
day for -omething to come, but until we
saw ,-ou we knew not how t was to
coVIC." Such thin;s the world may call
Coincidences. but I call them alnighty
deliveances. and. though Vou do not
hear of them, they q'c occurring every
dav and in all parts of Christendom.
But the word -Come" applied to
thoze who need solace will amount to
nothiug unless it ie uttered by some
one who has experienced that solace.
That spreads the responsibily of giving
this gospel call among a great many.
Those who have lost prpperty and been
cousoled by religion in that trial are the
ones to invite those who have failed in
usiness. Those who have lost their
health and been consoled by religion are
the ones to invite those who are in poor
health. Those who have had bereave
ments and been consoled in those be
reavements a. e the ones to sympathize
with those who have lost father or mother
or comvanion or child or friend. What
iultitudes ofius ate alive today, and in
ood health. and buoyant in this life,
who would have been broken down or
lead long a-o but for the sustaining and
cheerin- help of our holy religion! So
we say -Come!" The well is not dry.
The buckets are not empty. The sup
ly is not exhausted. There is just as
much mercy aud condolence and sooth
mug power in God as before the first
grave was dug, or the first tear started,
or the irt heart broken, or the first ac
ident happened, or the lirst fortune
vaiishedl. Those of us who have felt
the consolatory power of religion have
right to speak out of our own experi
enes. and say "Come!"
"But." says some one. "von Chris
Iatia people keep telling us to 'Come,'
et vonu do net teil us how to come."
iit chtarge :;all not be true on this
icasin. Come believing! Come re
ipntn2! Come praying! After all that
ud has been doing for six thousand
eas, sometimes throtighi patriarchs and
ometmes througth prophiets. and at last
hrough the culmination of all tragedies
on G1olotha, can any one think that
God will not welcome your coming?
Will a father at vast outlay construct a
ruanson for his son, and lay out parks
white with statues, and green with
foliage, and all a-spa.rkle with fountains,
ma 'thea not ailow his son to live in
the house or walk in the parks ? Has
od built this house ot Gospel mercy,
nd will lie then refuse entrance to his
children? WI a go enent at great
e:mense build life saving stations all
along the coast, and boats that can
hover unhurt like a petrel ever the wild
est surge, and then when the lifeboat
has reached the wreck of a ship in the
oflinz not allow the drowning to seize
the lifeline or take the boat for the
shore in safetsy Shall God provide at
he cost of his only Son's assassination es
cape for it sinking world, and then tnrn
deaf ear to the cry that comes up
~om the breakers?
YOU NEED BUT LBELIEVE TWO TIIGS.
"But," you say. "there are so many
things I hav: to believe, and so many
things in tne shape of a creed that I
have to adopt, that I am kept back."
o. no! Tou need believe but two
things-namfely, that Jesus Christ came
into the world to save sinners, and that
you are one of them. "But," you say,
I do believe both of these things!"
)o von really believe them with all
our~ heart? -Yes." Why then you
ave passedl trom death into life. Why,
then, yen are a son o-: a daughter of the
Lord Almighty. Why, then, you are
heir or an heiress of an inheritance
that will declare dividends from now
unil long after the stars are dead. Hal
leluah! Prince of God. wvhy do you not
oe and take your coronet? Princess
of the Lo:-d Almighty, why do yon not
ont your thr oney Pass up into the
ight. Your boat is anchored, why do
on not go ashore? Jus', plant your
iet hard down , atnd yon will feel under
them the llock of Ages.
I chalien;,e thec universe for an in
tance in wilh aL mlan in the right spirit
npealed for the salv ation of the gospel
nd did not get it. Man alive! are you
oingr to let all the years of your life go
away with von without your havinig this
neace, this glorious hope. this bright ex
lectanvy Are you groin:g to let the
pearl ol' great price lie in the (lust at
our feet because you are too indolent
or too) proutd to sto. 'p down and pick it
up? Will you wear the chain of evil
habit when'near by you is the hammer
tat coul with one stroke snap the
shacley Will youi stav ithe prison .1
n when here is a goti'el key that could
ntock votur :ncarceration? No. no! As
te oneuordt "Come" has sometimes
>u.:i many'l" .iouis to Christ, I will try
ii.. ex' "'iient of pilin:g up into a
na-~"tala 'nd then scu'ding down in an
~vamebe of power many of these gos
el& 1>Comec." "Comle thou and all thy
ous int o i ark:"' "Come tuito me all
Swho labr and are heavy laden and I
i 11We \ou res:;" "Come, for all
ta' are nowp~ ready:" "The Spirit and
e. ...ri av -Con.e,' andi let hun that
c'ret'h say Come, and iet him that
Is atrst come."
Thc stroke of one hell in a tower may
e w er t. but a score of bells well tuned.
and ri:htly lifted. ani .s:illfully swung
n l One gret eldmne till the heavens with
tiuile ahuos5t celestial. And no one
who has heard the imighity chimes in the
t)wers of Amisterdama or Ghient or Cop
enhagni can forget them. Now, it
seems to me that in this Sabbath hour
al heaven :s eliming, and the voices ot
lerted friends and kindred ring down
the sk a Sin " Coime'" The augels
who ne.ver 1el, bending from sapphire
all the towers of heaven, tower i miar
*::rs, tower :f propiet., tower of .Apo
tics, tower of evanelists, tower of the
temple of the Lord God anid the Li,
are chinghui, "Coni! Come!" Pardon
foir all, and peace foQr all, and heiave nfr
all who wi:l comle.
THE wain wAs OVER.
When lussia was in one ofher _,reat
wars the saticring of the soldiers had
been long and bitter, and they were
waiting for the end of the strife.
One day a messenger in great excite
ment ran among the tents of the army
shoutiu "Peace! Peace!" The sentinel
on guard asked. "Who says peace?"
And the sick soldier turned on his hos
pital mattiess and asked. "Who says
pece-" and all up and down the en
canipnent of the Russians went the
question. "Who says peacee" Then
the messenger responded. Thie czar
says peace." That was enough. That
meant _oing home. That meant tie
w.ar was over. No more wounds and
no more long marches. So today. as
one of the Lord's niessengers, 1 move
through these g:eat encampients of
souls and cry: "Peace between earth
and heaveu! Peace between God and
man! Peace between your repenting
soul and a pardoning Lord!" If you
ask me. "Who says peace." I answcr,.
.Christ our king declares it." "-Mv
peace I give unto you!" "Peace of God
that passeth all understandtng!'' Ever
A CHATTANOOGA TRAGEDY.
A Drunken Lawyer Skoets his Daughter
and Murders his Son-in-law.
CHATTANOOGA, January 18.-A hor
rible tragedy occurred here to-day. S. M.
Fugett, casier of the South Chatta
n:>oga !avngs Bank, was shot and kill
ed by lils father-in-law, Judge J. A.
Warder, who is city attorney of Chatta
nooga. Judge Warder is shot in two
places-one ball having penetrated his
breast at the right nipple and the other
having taken off the index flinger of the
Mrs. Fugett is the only child of Judze
Warder and she is shot in the right thigh.
a very dangerous wound.
From tho evidence at the coroner's in
quest it appears thatJudge Warder went
home at 1 o'clock in a very drunken con
dition and ihnmediately went to Mr. and
Mrs. Fugett's room, where the shooting
took place as soon as he entered.
Mr. and Mrs. Fugett lived with Judge
and Mrs. Warder in College street.
There were seven shots fired by Judge
Warder and two by. Fugett. It is said
that Mrs. Fugett was the first person
shot and that Fugett then fell dead, shot
through the heart. He was found with a
newspaper in one hand and a pistol,
with two chambers enpty in the other.
Mrs. Fugett was lying over him, with
her arms entwining him, piteously cry
ing for some one to save him. Judge
Warder staggered to a nighbor's house
and is now there in a precarious condi
Mrs. Fugett is also unable to speak
and what took place in the room aside
from the shooting is not known. From
the evidence before the coroner's jury it
appears that Judge Warder would fre
quently go home drunk and abuse his
wife and daughter. and the women would
appeal for protection to to Mr. Fugett.
Such trouble occurred late Saturday night
and Fugett quieted his father-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. Fugett had been married
but two years, have been living happily
together, and had a five montks-old
Mr. Fugett was a young man, about
30 years of age. popular, successful
busiess man. Mrs. Fugett is a very
Judge Warder is one of the best known
lawyers in this State. For six years
he was United States district attorney
for the middle district of Tennessee,
having been apptinted by President
Iayes. He was a brave and gallant
Union soldier, and is one of the most
prominent Republican politicians in the
State. lie owns considerable property
and has a large and lucrative practice in
this city. He is a man of the highest
culture, and most polished and affable
manners. is domestic affairs have
alway been supposed to be the happiest.
The affair created a great sensation
here and the opinion seem to be general
that it was the result of a craz-y drunk.
They Tried it Again.
Miss Elizabeth was a very 'peculiar
woman. She had a great deal of sense.
Not that she was different from other
women in this respect, but she had so
much of it that it surprised many young
One day young Robinson went to call
on her. Young Robinson was also very
sensible. He and Miss Elizabeth were
well matched. They could talk together
on any number of subjects, and they
knew just when and where to stop, just
what to say and what not to say. On
this particular day there was a long
story in the afternoou papers about a
person known as Jack the Kisser, who
bothered man-y young women and girls
in the streets by catching them and kiss
Miss Elizabeth said that she did not
think that a girl could be kissed by any
man unless she wanted him to kiss her.
Robinson said that any man could kiss
any woman by brute force. MLiss Eliza
beth said that that was all nonsence.
"I'll tell you what we'll do," said
Robinson. "You are certain that a man
can not kiss a woman unless she is a
party to the kissing. I am certain that
a man can. We, you and I, will try it."
Miss Elizabeth said that she didn't
see any harm in that, so Bobinson began
to try and kiss her. After several min
utes and trials he succeeded, and she,
seeing it was useless to combat with him
further, gave in and let him kiss her all
ie wanted to.
When it was all oyer Miss Elizabeth
had an inspiration.
"I'll tell you what we'll do," said
Miss Elizabeth. "My ioot slipped that
time. We'll try it over agan."
Agreed to Swap Wivee.
COLUMBUS, Ind., Jan. 19.-A queer
story comes from Williamsburg relative
to Frank IHelms, of that lhace, and Dan
ie Smith of Carlos City, agreein" to
svap wives. It is said that the Ihelms
were diconsolate because they had no
children and the Smiths because they
were bein:: favored with too many. By
the swap Smith's wife, four children and
a small farm were to go to Ihelms andl
Helm's wife and a small town property
to Smith. But Justice Rush of Carlos
Cty, on whom they depended to satisfy
thelaw while they were satisfying them
selves, could not ~find any authority for
divorce and remaraia',e under such cir
cumstaces, and hence the swap hangs
The latest is that the contracting
parties have agreed that eachi shall ap
py for a divorce at the coming term of
court on the ground of cruel and inhuman
treatment and then remarry according
to the origial agreement.
Killed by an Earthquake.
CITY OF Mixico, Jan. 15.-Three
earthquakes occurred to-day at Parral.
ii the State of Chihuahara. The gallery
at the convent of the Sacred Iheart gave
way, killing six persons and wounding
ALG IERS, Jan. l1).-Reports from var
ious points show that an earthquake
was felt throughout an extended region.
The shocks were very severe at (Sourasa,
near Cherchell. Parts of the bunilding~s
of the village were demolished and
p~ersons buried in the ruins.
BrocK wELM, Ont., Jan. 14.-A sharp
shok of earthquake was felt here early
this morning, It sounded more like the
cracking of buildings during a severe
DLMU:JS A l D MUEL CANS AL
MOST COME TO BLOWS.
Tih Searta;n t-:t-A rm,-. F0 ced o it (1el
tiea Titiauml wVhich a! One Ti:av Threat
ene to zcv u :niinz ia ;% Vcro:;a! 1)if1l
W~ILINGTON, January 29.-Iln the
Ilouse to-day. iu pursuance of the poi
cy adopted by the Demovrats, Mr.
Bland, of Misouri demiandIed the
readinz of th .Journal of -%esterday's
prMceedings ' in e'so. The clerk
having concludi the reming. Mr.
Uland mnlade the point tiiat the .Jour
nal had not been r':'-d in fiull and de
ianded that the ete rintion of the va
rious executive comonunicafions, reso
lutions, bills and petitions. which are
referred under lim riil vnd not in
onen Io.se, read.
The 'weaker directed te clerk to
read this portin 'f the .iournal, which
is ordlianly omitl
This was lv fia the largest portion
o0 the Jornal and ts readiing was not
complet- till I1 o'ck Then ensued
one of the wi .s ens of confusion
that the 1o10 s ' during the
The Speaker having stated the ties
tion to be on approval of the Journal
and having counted and stated an af
irniative vote, Mr. Mills, rising to a
parliamentary question, asked whether
the proper question was not on order
ing the previous questi;>n.
This qUery was based upon the fact
that when the clerk had linislied read
ing the ilrst part of the Journal, the
portion usually read Mr. McKinley had
demanded the previous question.
The Speaker, in response to the ques
tion, stated this fact, but said that the
demand had not been renewed after
the reading of the completed Journal.
Mr. McKinley corororborated the
statement of the Speaker.
Mr. Mills then expressed his wish to
debate the question of approving the
Journal. but the Speaker declined to
recognize him on the ground that the
House was dividing.
T1HEN TiIE sTORM-CLOUD BURST.
With excited gestures Mr. Mills
strode down the aisle and,: shaking his
tist at the Speaker poured out a vol
uie of denunciation, accusing him of
practicing fraud on the House.
-You are perpetrating a fraud on the
House," lie th undered,*"and ou know,"
and his party colleagues burst into a
round of applause and cheers, and
gathered around their champion.
But the Speaker was immovable and
amid the excitement requested those
opposed to approving the Journal to
rise. Phlegnatically lie counted "one.
two, three" and announced the motion
carried-97 to 3.
The yeas and nays were demanded
by the Democrats and ordered, and as
the clerk proceeded to call the roll Mr.
Mills poured out his denunciations.
Again he accused the Sneaker of per
petrating fraud on the House, and re
ferring to Mr. McKinley said: "We
did not expect the gentleman from
Ohio to lend himself to such a pro
ceeding. We relied on the gentleman
from Onio, for we believed him an
honorable gentleman, and we knew he,
indicatigg the Speaker, was not."
AN EXC~ \NGE OF COMPLIMENT6.
Mr. Pc-rkins. of Kansas, sarcastically:
-'And he (indicating Mills) is a gentle
Mr. Allen, of Mississippi: "That is
more than can be said of some persons
on the other side."
Then as the clerk went on monoton
ously calling the roll, Mr. Mills, ignor
ing him, proceeded substantially as
"'You do not dare to go before the
country with such a revoltitionary
measure as you are proposing to pass.
We have the right under the rules to
debate the question of approving the
Journal and you (addressing the Speak
er) are denying that right." [Demo
Mr. Kerr, of Iowa: "Such proceed
ings as these are treasonable, and they
are headed by a man who helped trea
Mr. Mills: "You are a traitor your
self to the Constitution and the laws.
You arc trying to surround the ballot
box with bayonets, and to deprive the
people of their right of representa
Then follo wed enthusiastic Demo
ratic applause, while the Republicans
crowded to the bar of the Ihouse and
announced their disapproval by lusty
The Ihouse was a regular babel of
voices, excited, loud, but unintelligi
Mr. Cutcheon, of Michigan. stood in
the centre aisle, and as Mr. Mills went
on repeated with indignation and em
phasis one word. "Bosh."
Mr. Mills's reply to this exclamation
was, "Bring another resolution of cn
A CALL FOiR TiHE 5ERGE ANT AT ARMS.
By this time affairs had approached
o near to personal collision between
gentlemen on the opposiing sides that
the Speaker was oblige:1 to call on the
iergeantI-at-arms for assistance, and
that ofli: er, bearing the mace in front
f him, induced Mr. Mills to take his
seat, and the storm passed away for a
The Journal was approved-yeas 144,
nays 1(3-but the mutterings of the
torm were still heard.
TIIE DISTRICT BILL.
Mr. McComuas moved that the House
;o in committee on the District of Co
umbia appropriation bill. i ol
M. M ills inquired whether i ol
3e in order to move that there be one
0ur's debate on the bill.
The Speaker replied that it would
iot, the time fixed for general debate
Mr. McComnas's motion was agreed
o-yeas 139~, nays 107i-and ac-cordingly
:he House w-ent into committee of the
.vhole on the bill indicated.
In the course of the debate which at
.ended the reading of the paragraphs
:he elections bill w-as brought to the
Lore, Mr. Ilemphill dleclaring against
what he denominated the '"arrant
iypocri:y" of the Republican party in
rving to put on sonie of the people .of
;h~e country an unwarranted and ig
orant vote, while denying that vote
o the samne class ot persons in the Dis
;rict of tolumi bia.
Tri-: NIXono A-' A FOOT IIALL.
The negro question was brought up
v Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, who
oted many newspaper extracts as to
ie treatmient o1 negroes m Northern
The allegation that negroes were
:uil't tr'ted in those States was vig
rouely contested by Messrs. Illender
on of lliiinis, and Morse, of Massa
auetts. the latter calling attention to
he act th~at the present Admuinistra
'on had appointed six hundred and
even coloredc mn. to c'iceial position.
N r. Spinola, ot Niew Y ork, samd that
.n New York- the negrro was given
very right and priv elege that white
ien enjoyed. ie despised the con
:emptible and dirty politician who
:ried to use the negro for his own pur
poses. New Y ork guatranteed every
right to its colored citiens. Blut whenj
Republicans come for ward with a fore
dill, saying its purpose was to protect
he negro, it was not true.
Trhen a d1iscussin arose on a propo
sition to close the debate on an impor
tant pa. 2graph.
Mr. McComas having made a motion
to that effect, Mr. Mc'Creary, of Ken
Lucky, miovedl to amend it by limiting
the debate to one hour. The point of
order wa~s raissd against the amiendl
ment o thle ground that a motion to
close the debate was not amendable by1
a moti;:n to liuit the de~bate.
The piarticipants ini the discusslin
were, on the Rtepubli an side, Messrs.I
venor. mId (. t!:.,- 1)nmertic side.
:lessrs. Ilount, ic2ihun :md Mc
Mr. Bland ris;iing t) tict ques
tion. Mr. E.1 uiti erm! souw amuilse
nict by sutggesing tha s lie iemo
cratic candidiates for the Speak(rship
had 1ach ,;cored a point, !'h; chairman
should ;Zive his ruling. !'cnding a det
cision thw co-mmittIP rose.
Trhe Sneaker laid before the House a
r veuet for the retirn froma the Senate
of a bill for the reli 'f of Sarah E. E.
Perine, ni error having occurred in its
3Mr. 3reckinridIge. of Kentucky, ob
jected, and Mlr. Rogers made the point
that thenr was noI q u oi ui present.
This piit being found to be well
taken, the Ilouse adjourned.
BLOWN UP BY NATURAL GAS.
T-o Gil. Kild, T.o l.-iwos Fatally
Injured and a Nml.er H urt.
PmtTsn:Una(. danuary 18.-A special
ti-om Findlay. Oho. avs: The first
.rcat udisae er fidi:ay has ever exper"en
ced fi-om the u-e o' natural gas occurred
shourtll befor 2 'cLc k this afternoon
while the get oi the Hotel Marvin
were wain to lie summnoned to "inner.
This morili t was Iiscovered that
gas was ezcaldng Ifl m a pipe somehliere
into the dnin room. and Mr Miarvin.
the owner of the buiIding, with three
plumbers, spent the entire forenoon try
ing to locate the leak. About 1 o'clock
they entered a chamber underneath the
dining room and found such an accumu
lation of gas that they could not breathe
and it was suggested that a hole be
sawed through the iloor into the dining
room in order to obtain fresh air. This
was done and just as the hole was made
one of the dining room girls. who was
sweeping the iloor, stepped upon a
match, and in an instant an explosion
occurred which not only wrecked the
building, but killed two girls and maimed
and injured a dozen other employees.
The force of the explosion was so great
that it blew out the Ilame of the ignited
gas and no fire followed the awful ruin
which the shock caused.
The whole building was rocked as it in
an earthquake by the concussion, and all
the windows on the square were demol
ished. while the wreck of the hotel build
ing was all but complete, the only rooms
in the house escaping destruction being
the parlors and office.
Had the explosioa occurred ten min
utes later the loss of life would have been
frightful, as nearly a hundred people
were waitng in their rooms to be called
to dinner, and one of the clerks was on
his way to make this announcement
when the explosion occurred, and he was
caught in the fialling debris, lie being one
of the painfully injured.
When the work of removing the dead
and rescuing the injured began, it was
found that Katie Walters, a waitress,
was killed outright; Ella Johnson, a
dining room girl, was alive under the
mass of brick and mortar, and died short
lv after being carried to a piece of safety;
Kate Rooney. another dining room girl,
was also fatally injured, but is still alive;
Frank Poundstone, day clerk at the he
tel, was painfully bruised and cut about
the neck and fiace. Ile will recover.
Anson Marvin. owner of the building,
who was with the plumbers under the
dning room floor when the explosion
ccurred. is probably fa tally injured, as a
great deal of the lame from the gas was
inhaled. Five others were injured, but
Riotous Railroad! Strikers.
1FORT L1UDsoN, Jan. 15.-The strik
ers, who so far have been as a rule ac
ting~ in an orderly manner. are beginning
to display riotous felings. Crowds of
strikers to-day made desperate attacks
uou the several railroad stations in
this city and immediate vicinity. They
pelted the stations with stones until
hardly a whole pane of glass could be
seen in the windows of these buildings.
They also attacked and completely
wrckedl a large single station. The
police at the first sign of the rioting con
eentratedl at convenient points and did
their utmost to save the railroad com
panies' property. The bitterness of feel
ing on the part of the strikers is increas
ing daily and there are signs possibly of
T IIE TIE~ OFFICE IS FITTED UP IN
a mnner that warrants it in sliciting
your patronage for job prirting. Send us
your orders which shall have promot atten
tion. Prics as low as the cities. Satisfac
tion guaranteed. Keep us in mind.
sUMTElR, S. C.
First class accommodations and excellent
table. Convenient to the business portion
of the town. 25 cents for dinner.
J. II. DINON, rroprietor.
C, WLEN & CO.
Flour a Specialty.
Nos. 171 and 173 East Bay Street,
CHARLESTON S. C.
M. Drake & Son,
BOOTS, SHOES, & TRUJNKS.
233 Meeting St., CHiAIILESTON, S. C.
L'rgest stock, best assortment, lowest prices.
S. 'IHOM.tS. Jn. J. M. TIIOMAS.
Stephen Thom~aS,Ir J T&Bo.
JEWELRY, SI!.VER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods.
Zy-Watche and Jewelry rei:tdred by
2Fi KING ST1IEET,
' II] iL' ET( )N. . C.
Ca.rrin~tn, Thom~as & Co.,
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND FANCY GOODS,
No. 231 King Street,
CHARLESTON. S. C.
JOHN TL CONNOR,
CIIARLESTON, S. C.
Solicit; condgnmntfts of cotton on whieb
tin..ht, .avncs vill be mmule.
J0UEI'11 F. ll~t
ATTORNEY AT LAIV,
MINNING, S. C.
J ! LN S .IWLLS O N
.-tliite,.Pl a nd 0~.-lwa Law,
MANNING, S. C.
AMIANN I-NG(, S. C.
z.* Notarv Publie with seal.
N HUGGINS, D. D. S.,
Go CHER A, S. V.
.-Visits Manning every month or two
FORESTON DRUB 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
ElRY, CIGARS, GARDEN SEEDS,
and such articles as are usually kept in a
first class drug store.
I have just aidded to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
and ama prepared to sell PAINTS, OILS
LEAD, VAUNISHES, BRUSHES,
in <1uantities to suit purchasers.
L. W. NETTLES, M.D.,
Foreston, S. C.
A. S. J. PEIflY. z. r.. SIONs. R. A. PRINGLE.
Johnston, Crews & Co.,
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Small Wares,
Nos. 49 Hayne & 112 Market Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
R. T. M CGHN. A. S. BROWN. ROBT. P. EVANS.
McGAHAN, BROWN & EVANS,
Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots, Shoes and Clothing,
Nos. 226, 228 & 230 Meeting Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
OF NEW YORK.
R. A. McCURDY, Prest.
The oldest, strongest, largest, best
company in the world. It "makes as
surance doubly sure."
E. B. (Ctifey,, Agent for Kershtaw and
Clarendlon., C'amden, S. C.
ED. L. GERNAND,
Columbia, S. C.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Is the largest notel in the city, and has,
during the past year, been thoroughly reno
vated, remodeled, and refitted with all mod
ern improvements. Centrally located, and
offers inducements for the accommodation
of its patrons. Has 6 spacious, light, and
airy sample rooms. Hot and cold baths, el
evator, &c. Cuisine under supervision of
Mr. E. E.Post, late of Lookout Point Botel,
Lookout Mountain, Tcnn. The proprietor
hopes by strict attention to the wants of his
patrons to merit a share of patronage.
F. W. SEEGERS, E. E. POST,
o.28 ONION SQUARENY1' S5l4%
cH ..'-,ATLANTA.GA..w~cAL. ElSCO
STtouls.MO. im e gDA LLAS.TEX.
VW. E. BROWN & CO., Manning, S. C. '
FIFTEEN DAYS' TRIAL
n' ay anaagenus3 Bor $6,bt send for circuar
THE C. A. WOOD C0M nuaE
SEINES, NETS, TENTS, AND SPORTINDCOO0DS
Double Barrel Breech Loading Shot Guns,
choke bored, SS to $100. Single Breech Load
ing Shot Guns, $4 to $25. Every kind of
Brech Loading and Repeating Rifles, $3 to
$40. Muzzle Loading Double Shot Guns,
$5 to 535. Single Shot Guns. $2.50 to $12.
Revolvers. $1 to $20. Double Action Self
Cockers, $2.50 to $10. All kinds of Car
tridges, Shells, Caps, Wads, Tools, Powder
Flasks, Shot Pouches, Primers. Send 2
ents for Illustrated Catalogue. Address
J. H. JOfiNSTON, GREAT WESTERN
GN WORKS, Pittsburg, Pa.
Manning Shaving Parlor.
I AIR CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
ecnted, and shaving done with best
razrs. Special attention paid to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I have had considerable
expricelc in several large cities, and guar
inte satisfaction to my customers. Parlor
next door to Manning Tinme.
ADGER S.NYTfL. F ... EZiSeaPate
S YTH & ADCER,
Factors and Commission Merchants,
NoCr-th A a:1 ic*4 N7Vaarr~
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,
40 A M. E 3 T O N, S. C.
F. J. PELZER, Presi.ent. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer.
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
AND IMPORTERS OF
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 gec
ally, with any of the above brands of Fertilizers.
MOLONY & CARTER,
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed.
244 & 24G Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C.
*OContracts made for car load lots or less.
W. E. Hons. . . - - Lz.ND Moo.
W. E. HOLMES & CO.,
White Lead and Colors,
Oils and Varnishes,
Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval Store Supplies.
STREET LAMPS and LANTERNS ofALL KINDS
OFFICE, 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Charleston Iron Works,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portable Engines and Boilers, Saw
Mill Machinery, Cotton Presses, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, Machinists', Engineers' and Mill Supplies.
allRepairs executed with promp)tness and Dispatch. Sendfor price list.
East BayCor. Pritchard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
Wholesale Bakery and Candy Factory.
AGENTS FOR HOLMES a: COUJTTS SEA~FOA~M WA~FERS AND ENGLISH BISCUIT,
464 and 466 King St. CHARLESTON, S. C.
PElRtCIV.A.L MFG-. CO.
SASHES, DOORS AND BLINDS 47S to 486 Meeting St., CHARLESTON,S40.
THE BEST AND THE CHEAPEST,
All goods guaranteed. Estimates furnished by return mail Large stock, promp;
shipments. Our goods do not shrink or warp.
Geo. E. Toale & Company,
MANU-FACTURRS OF AND wHoLESALE DEALE~s IN
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding, and General Building Material.
Office and salesrooms, 10 and 12 Hlayne St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
OLD CLOTHES MADE NEW.
SEND TOUR DYEING TO THE
CHARLESTON STEAM DYE WORKS,
All work guaranteed. 310 King St., CHARLESTONSC
SMOKE HENO CICAR, THE BEST NICKLE CIGAR SOLD.
B. A. JOHNSON, Sole Agent, Manning, S. C.
801 ISEMAN, Wholesale Grocer, State Agent,
LilienthaI & BIohme,
Successors to 1F. J. Lilientha &i X on, Proprietors o
And dealers in Precpared four, Gri.4 and Mea!. ..o Hay, Grain, Flour, Mill Feed.
etc. Send for prccs.
A. McCOBB, Jr. BOLLMIANN BROTHERS,
Seneral Commission Merchant, Wh es e
AND DEALER IN
IME, CEMENT, PLASTER PARIS, HAIR, FIRE Grocers,
BRICKS, AND FIRE CLAY, LAND PLAS-I
TER, AND EASTERN HAY. 157 and 169, East Bay,
Agents for White's English Portland Cement. H RETN .C
I & 196 East Bay, Charlestonl, S. C: _ RI ESON __ . C. _
HAR LES C. L ESLIE
Whleae eti CzunsinDelr nJOHN F. WERNER & CO.,
Whlsl Reai CommissionnDealerri
Coniments4 of1pouEastyayg0,dand ll
Oflice Nos. 18 & 20 Market St., E. of East BayVnde ane
AsTONm, s. c OHJA R LESTO, S. .