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.BROOKLYN. Feb. 1.-The deep religi
ous feeling manifested in Dr. Talmage"
congregations since his recent arous
ing "Appeal to Outsiders" has appar
ently encouraged him to continu
preaching distinctively evangelisti(
sermons. To-aay he delivered anothe
discourse of the same gospel type, botL
at the morning service in the Aeademy
of Music, in this city. and at Th
Christian Herald service at night it
the New York Academy of Music. ii
text was taken from Mark x, 21: "Ont
thing thou lackest."
The young man of the text was I
splendid nature. Wefall in love wit!
him at the first glance. iHe was an
able and frank and earnest and educat
ed and refined and respectable an
moral, and yet he was not a Christian
And so Christ addresses him in thi
words that I have read to you, "On(
thing thou lackest." I suppose tha1
that text was no more appropriate tk
the young man of whom I have spoker
than it is appropriate to a great multi
tude of peop!e in this audience. Then
are many things in which you are noi
facking. For instance, you are no!
lacking in a good home. It is perhap
no more than an hour ago that yot
closed the door, returning to see wheth
er it was well fastened, of one of tho
best homes in this city. The youngei
children of the house already asleep
the olider ones, hearing your returnini
footsteps, will rush to the door to mee
you. And in these winter evening!
the children at the stand with their les
sons, the wife plying the needle an(
you reading the book or the paper, yot
feel that you have a good home.
Neither are you lacking in the reline
ments and courtesies of life. You un
derstand the polite phraseology of in
vitation, regard and apology. Yoi
have on appropriate apparel. I shal
wear no better dress at the weddinj
than when I come to the marriage o
the king's son. If I am well clothe(
on other occasions I will be so in a re
ligious audience. However reckless :
may be about my personal appearancl
at other times, twhen I come into .
consecrated assemblage I shall have 0]
the best dress I have. We all under
stand the proprieties of every day lif
and the proprieties of Sabbath life.
Neither are you lacking in worldl:
success. You have not made as muel
money as you would like to make. bu
you have an income. While others ar,
false when they say they have no in
come, or are making no money, yoi
nave never told that falsenood. Yoi
have had a livelihood, or you have fall
en upon old resources, which isjust th,
same thing, for God is just as good t
us when he takes care of us by a sur
plus of the past as by present success
While there are thousands of men wit]
hunger tearing at the throat with thi
strength of a tiger's paw, not one o
you is hungry. Neither are you lack
ing in pleasant friendship. You havi
real good friends. If the scarlet feve
should come to-night to your house yoi
know very well who would come ii
and sit up with ;the sick one; or, i
death should come, you know whi
would come in and take your han<
tight in theirs with that peculiar gri)
which means "I'll stand biy you," and
after the life has fled from the lovet
one, take you by the arm and lead yoi
into the next room, and while you ar
gone to Greenwood they would stay i1
the house and put aside the garment
and the playthings that might brini
Sto your mind too severely your grea
1oss. Friends? You all have friends.
Neither are you lacking in your ad
miration of the Christian r'eligior
'There is nothing that makes you s
angry as to have a man malign Chris1
You get red in the face, and you say
"Sir,l1 want you ro understand tha
Sthough 1 am not myself a Christian,
~lon't like such things said as that i;
aniy store," and the man goes off, givin:
you a parting salutation, but you hard
ly answer him. You are provoked be
S~ ond all bounds. Many of you hay
been supporters of religion and havs
given more to the cause of Christ tha1
some who profess his faith. There
nothing that would please you mor
than to see your son or daughter stand
ing at the altar of Christ, taking th
vows of the Christian.
It might be a little hard on you, ani
might make you nervous and agitates
for a little while, but you would- b
man enough to say: "M1y child, thati
imght. Go on. I am glad you haven
been kept back by my example. I hop
some day to join you." You believ
all the doctrines of religion. A ma:
out yonder says, "1 am a sinner." Yo
respond. "So am I." Some one says,
elieve that Christ came to save th
world. You say, "So do I." Looli
inig at your character, at your sui
rounding, I find a thousand; thing
about which to congratulate you, an
yet I must tell you in the love and fea
of G.od, and with reference to my lai
aceount, "O~ne thing thou lackest."
Yoa need, my friedds, in the fire
plce the element of happiness. Som
dyyou feel wretched. You do nc
know what is the matter with yoi
You say, "I did not sleep last nigh
I think that must be the reason of mn
restlessness;" or, "I have eaten som
Sthing that did not agree with me, an
I think that must be the reason." An
you are unhappy. Oh. my friend
happiness doesnot depend upon phys
-cai condition. Some of the happies
people I have ever known have bee
those who have been wrapped in cor
sumption, or stung with neuralgia,c
burning with the slow fire of some fi
I could call upon the aged meni
this house to give testimony. The]
are aged men here who tried the worn
and they tried religion. and they a]
willing to testify on our side. It we
not long ago that an aged man aros
in a praying circle and said: "Bretl
ren, I lost my son just as he graduate
from college, and it broke my hearl
but I am glad now he is gone. IIei
at rest, esc'iped from all sorrow an
all trouble. And then, in 1857, I los
all my property, and you see I am gel
.ting old, and it is rather hard upo
me; but I am sure God will not let mn
suffer. ie has not taken care of mn
for seventy-five years now to let mn
drop out of his hands."
Again, you lack the element of per
sonal safety. Where are those peop]
who associated with you twenty vuar
ago? Where are those people tha't iii
teen years ago used to cross South ferr
or Fulton ferry with you to New York
Walk down the street where you wer
-in business fifteen years ago and se
how the signs have changed. Wher
are the people gone ? Ihow many o
them are landed in eternity I canno
say, but many, many. I went to th
village of my boyhood. The house
were all changed. I passed one hous
in which once resided a manl who hai
. lived an earnest, useful life, and hei
in glory now. In the next house:
a miser lived, ie devoured widows
houses, and spent his whole life in try
ing to make the world~worse and worsi
And he is gone-the good man and th
miser both gone to the same place. Al
did they go to the same place ? It is al
infinite absurdity to suppose them botj
in the same place. If the miser had
harp, what tune did he play on it?
Oh, my friends. I commend you t
this religion as the only personal safh
ty! When you die, where are you goin:
to? When we leave all these scene:
upon what scenes will we enter :y Whe:
we were on shipboard, and we all fe!
that we must go to the bottom, was
right in saying to one next me, "I wor
7, V .T x''oiwst
V 41Vyland you no",:ord1 the deed.
Wnv y Because~ everythin- isso incer
ta i Vou want it down in biack and
w Mii saY. For a house and lot
tw ert'- ve feet front by one h undred
eet deep. all security: '-t for a soul
vas ty nothitg, noting' If
some mft: or woman standing in somle
of these aisles should drop down where
would you go to? Which is your des
tiny? Suppose a man is prepared for
the future world, what difference does
it make to him whether he goes to his
home to-day or goes into glory? Only
this difference-if he dies he is bet
ter off. Where he had one joy on earth he
will have a million in heaven. When he
has a small sphere here he will have a
arand sphere there. Perhaps it would
ccst you sixty, or one hundred, or one
hundred and fifty dollars to have your
physical life insured, and yet free of
charge I offer you insurance on your
immortal life, payable not at your de
ce:tse, but now and to-morrow every
day and always.
My hope in Christ is not so bright as
many Christians, I know, but I would
not give it up for the whole universe,
in one cash payment, if it were offered
me. It has been so much comfort to
me in time of trouble, it has been so
much strength to me when I have been
assailed, it has been so much rest to me
when I have been perplexed. and it is
around my heart such an incasement
of satisf..ctio- and blessedness that I
can stan-1 here before God and say:
"Take away my health, take away my
life, take everything rather than rob
me of this hope, this plain, simple hope
which I have in Jesus Christ, my Lord.
I must have this robe when the last
chill strikes through me. I must have
this light when all other lights go out
in the blast that comes tip from the
cold Jordan. I must have this sword
with which to fight my way through all
those foes on my way heavenward."
I apply my subj ect to several classes
of people before me. First, to that
great multitude of young people in this
house. Some of these young men are
in boarding houses. They have but few
social advantages. They think that no
one cares for their souls. Many of
them are on small salaries, and they are
cramped and bothered perpetually, and
sometimes their heart fails them.
Young man, to-night at your bedroom
door on the third floor you will hear a
knocking. it will be the hand of Jesus
Christ, the young man's friend, saying.
"Oh, young man, let me come in; I will
t help thee, I will comfort thee, I will
deliver thee." Take the Bible out of
the trunk if it has been hidden away.
If you have not the courage to lay it on
the shelf or table, take that Bible that
was given to you by some loved one,
take it out of the trunk and lay it down
on the bottom of the chair, then kneel
down beside it, and read and pray and
pr ay and read until all your disturbance
is gone and you feel that peace which
neither earth nor hell can rob you of.
Thy father's God, thy mother's God,
waits for thee, 0 young man. "Escape
for thylife!" Escape now! "One thing
But I apply this subject to the aged
-not many here-not many in any as
senblage. People do not live to get
old. That is the general rule. Here
and there an aged man in the house. I
tell you the truth. You have lived long
enough in this world to know that it
cannot satisfy an immortal nature. I
C must talk to you more reverentially
) than I do to these other people, while
I at the same time 1 speak with great
plainness. 0 father of the weary step,
o mother bent down tunder the ailments
Iof life, has thy God ever forsaken thee?
Through all these years who has been
Syour best friend ? Seventy years of food
iand clothing! Ob, how many bright
Smornings: How many glorious even
ing hours you have seen! 0 father,
Smother, God has been very good to you,
Do you feel it ? Some of you have chil
. dren and grandchildren; the former
.cheered your young lite, the latter
Stwine your gray locks in their tiny fin.
gers. Has all the goodness that God
has been making pass before you pro
tduced no change in your feelings, and
Emust it be said of you, not withstand
1ing all this, "One thing thou lackest ?'
SOh, if you could only feel the hand
of Christ smoothing the cares out of
-v:rinkled faces! Oh, if you could only
efeel the warm arm of Christ steadlying
Byour tottering steps! I lift my voice
I oud enough to break through the
sdeafness of the ear while I cry out,
e"One thing thoui lackest." It was an im
.kgortunate appeal a young man made in
ea prayer meeting w hen he rose up and
said: "Do pray for my old father. Hie
i is 70 years of age, and he don't love
j Christ." That father passed a few
e more steps on in life, and then he went
s down. He never gave any intimation
that he had chosen Jesus. It is a very
e hard thing for an old man to become a
e Christian. I know it is. It is so hard
a a thing that it cannot be done by any
i human work; but God Almighty can
1 do it by his omnipotent grace; he can
e bring you at the eleventh hour-al
-half-past 11-at o'ne minute of 12 he
-can bring you to the peace and the joys
s of the glorious gospel.
I .1 must make application of this sub.
ject also to those who are prospered,
t Have you, my friends, found that dol
lars and cents are no permanent consol
t ation to the soul? You have large
e worldly resources, but have you nc
t treasures, no heaven ? Is an embroid
. ered pillow all that you want to put
. your dying head on ? You have heard
y ~people all last week talk about earthly
- values. Hear a plain man talk about
the heavenly. Do you not know it will
be worse for you, 0 prospered man, if
, you reject Christ, and reject him finally
- -that it will be worse for you than
t those who had it hard in this world,
1 because the contrast will make the dis
- comflture so much more appalling'.
r As the hart bounds for the water
- brooks, as the roe' speeds down the hill
side, speed thotu to Christ. "Escape for
i thy life, look not behind thee, neither
stay thou in all the plain; escape to the
Imountain lest thou be consumed."
eI must make my application to an
3 :>ther class of persons-the poor. When
yotu can not pay your rent when it is
-due, have you nobody but the landlord
1 to talk to? When the Ilour has gone
out of the barrel, and you have not ten
a cents with which to go to the bakery,
i and your children are tugging at your
t dress for something to eat, have you
.nothing but the wvorld's charities to
appeal to ? When winter comes, and
there are no coals, and the ash barrels
have no more cinders, who takes care
of you? Ihave you nobody but the
overseer of the poor ? But I preach to
you a poor roan's Christ. If you do
not have in the wvinter blankets enotugh
to cover you in the night, I want to
tell you of him who had not where to
lay his head. It' you lie on the bare
loor, I want to tell you ot him who
had for a pillow a hard cross, and
whose foot bath was the streaming
blood of his own heart.
fOh, yotu poor man! Oh, you poor
woman! Jesus undlerstands your case
altogether. Talk it right out to him
to-night. Get down on your floor and
say: "Lord Jesus Christ, thou wvast
poor and I am poor. Help me. Thou
art rich now, and bring me up to thy
riches." Do vou think God would cast
you offy Will he? You might as well
thin'g that a mother would take the
child that feeds on her breast and dash
its life out, as to think that God would
', ptut aside roughly those who have fled
I to him for pity and compassion. Y ea,
t the prophet says, "'A woman may for
get her sucking child, that she should
not have compassion on the son of her
> womb, but I will not forget thee."
-fyvonuhave ever been on the sea you
have been surprised in the first voyage
,to find there are so few sails in sight.
tSometimes you go along two, three,
four, fve, six and seven days, and do not
[ see a single sail, but when a vessel does
-come in sight the sea glasses are lifted
it come very near then.
a1cross the Watcr, XWhitur h 1*
so you and i1I1?P 0on tais sea of i
We colC uad we go. Som o us hav
never imet before. imoe f l
never ma-t again. B
across the sea. andi with reference to
the last great day. ,:n:1 with refertenc
I to the two great worids, I ery rro <:;
the water: -Vhither ud Y nWit~r
I know what service that wraft s
male for, but hast thou thrown over
board the compass? Is there no helmi
to guide it? Is the ship at the mercy
of the tempest? Is there no gun of
distress booming through the storm?
With priceless treasures- w ith treas
ures aboard worth more than all the
Indies-wilt thou never come up out
of the trough of that sea? 0 Lord
God, lay hold of that man: Son of God,
if thou wert ever needed anywhere.
thou art needed here. There are so
many sins to be pardoned. There are
so many 'wounds to be healed. There
are so many souls to be saved. Help,
all sweet memories of the past! Help,
Jesus! Help, Holy Ghost! Help. inn
istering angels from the thione! Help.
all prayers for our future deliverance.
Oh, that now, in this the accepted time
and the day of salvation, you would
hear the voice of mercy and ive:
Taste and see that the Lord is gracious.
In this closing moment of the service,
when everything in the house is so
favorable, when ever,-thing is so still,
when God is so loving and heaven is so
near, drop your sins and take .esus.
Do not cheat yourself out of heaven.
Do not do that. God forbid that at the
last, when it is too late to correct the
mistake, a voice should rise from the
pillow or drop from the throne, utter
ing just four woras-four sad annihil
ating words, "One thing thou lackest."
Eight Da3 Out.
ArC:rSTA, Ga., Feb. 4.-Four men
living eight days on one 'possum on a
deserted island is the outline of a sen
sational story related in Augasta to
day. Mr. J. O'Brien, a railroad con
tractor, building the Southbound Rail
road from Savannah to Columbia. is
authority who vouches for the truth of
the story. O'Brien says in romoving
his camps from the 'Middle G eorgia and
Atlantic Railroad to the Southbound
Railroad week before last. when they
reached the ferry at Stony Bluff, seven
ty-Live miles Ltelow Augusta, to cross
the Savannah Ibver, two mules got
lost in the woods.
Four white men in the party started
hunting for the strayed animals.
When they got several miles off, the
river commenced rapidly rising, and
before they could return to the ferry
the water got beyond bounds and cov
ered the ground several feet. The men
realized their peril, and sought ref ug
on a small strip of land, which the wa
ter completely encircled and formed a
little island, in the heart of the dence
swamp. The four men were forced to
remain on the island eight days. await
ing the water to recede, which has not
yet returned within its confines.
Eight days on an island were trials of
suffering and distress. The men were
without provisions, and no possible
means of securing food. Each day
they swam out in the stream in hopes
of striking dry land that would lead
back to the starting point. but wate2r
was everywhere. Equaniuity was
destroyed, and death from starvation
stared them in the face, for there was
no sign of a raven, and it was appre
hended among the men that in their
craze to satisfy hunger they would fin
ally have to resort to cannibalism. All
they had to eat in eight days was an
'possum, wvhich they caught in the
drift wood, and cooked by a !ire on the
A searching party, in boats, was
started after several days had elapsed,
and the men failed to return after the
hunt of the mules, and found the party
lying on an island, weak f rom starva
tion, and almost perished to death.
They were safcly paddled to Stony
Bluff, where their ravenous appetites
CriclOo, Ill., Jan. 29.-John Living
ston, president of the New York Farm
ers' Alliance, was in town to-day at the
Grand Pacific. IIe left Kansas yester
day. IHe went there to say a good word
for Ingalls. Ie returned because he
was afraid of his life, the Alliance men
there having, threatened him. ie said
Kansas was in a state bordermng on an
archy, and he would not be surprised if
the scenes of the French revolution were
enacted at any moment. The farmers
out there are desperate, he says, and
ready for anything. Thousands of them
are being sold out under foreclosure,
and this together with the fact that the
Anarchists have secured a strong foot
hold in the Alliance makes the prospect
for the future a dark one.
The feeling of the farmers against
Ingalls is intense, and Livingstone says
his life was threatened at Topeka as soon
as it was ascertained that he came there
to say a good word for the brilliant Sen
ator. Senator-elect Peffer, Livimgstone
adds, is a physical wreck, and cannot
live many months. The more reputable
farmers are forming a new Alhance,
free from the pernicious influence of
the Southern Alliances. Congressman
elect "Jerry" Simpson and Willetts, an
Alliance leader, told Livingstone that if
Ingals had been elected he(Livingstone)
could never leave the State alive. The
present Allience is a dark lantern con
cern which has put spies upon the track
of every farmer member of the Legisla
ture.-New York Iherald.
Force Bini and The Fair
WASmINGON.s Jan. 31.-P~resident
F~olk of the Farmer's Alliance, speaking
of the complications wich hav e arisen
through the action of some of the south
ern legislatures in declining to partici
pate in the World's fair in the event of
the passage of the election bill, said:
'The truth about this matter is. that
the direct results from the World's fair
are to indtuce immigration and the in
vestment of capital. For obvious rea
sons the people of the south feel that
they will get more benefit from the fair
than any other section. They feel that
this election measure, whatever its mer
its are. wvill be converted in a sectional
issue. They feel that sectional agitators,
both northi and south. will make it a
bloody shirt issue for 12i'. If this view
is correct, as 1 believe it is, its effort wil
neutralize any effort wve may make at
Chicago to induce capitol and labor ini
the southern states. It will thus not only
check the material p)rogress now devel
oping in the south, but will retard it for
years to come. The views of the great
industrial organization of the country
are sufficiently and unequivocally ex
pressed in resolutions on the subject of
sufrage adopted by the Federation of
Labor, which is broad enough and qu..
able e'nough for any American citizn ~
to stand upon."
Judge Peffer on the South.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 4.-Judge l'effer,
who is to succeed Ingalls in the United
States senate, has this to say of the race
question in the south: '-The race issue
is for the southern people to settle
among themselves, If we had it in
Kansas we would resent interferance
from outside. I f is not a northern or
western issue, and the people who are
face to face with its difliculties should
be let alone in their methods of deal
ing with it. I have lived in a southern
community, and I know what the pro
blem is. Let it alone, and the two
races will come to an agreement far
more satisfactory, intelectual ly, mor
ally, and in every other way, than any
that can be forced by Federal legisla
tion or southern lecturing."
Highwaymen in Texas.
DEN VEu, Colo., Feb. 1.-An El l'aso,
Texas, Special-to the Rocky Mountain
News says : The stage running to Chii
huahua and P'emos Altos was held tip
on Friday night by masked robbers and
$6,000 in'silver bullion was taken. The
highwaymen escaped but oflicers are in
1.l.ce zad Cli Iton v ere dis3cused.
'About a monrth, agoj the Aliliance- had at
statement. from their couuty business
aent, W. 3c Ziinnerman, which was
apparenty satisfactory to them. They
imposed some restricting regulations
on him, and authorized him to visit the
Alliances and get up a joint stock com
panv so that he might conduct his bus
iness on a cash basis. He made the
rounds of the county, but did not get
the nee.ed help. Meantime claims
against the Alliance store began to
come in and one creditor from Atlanta,
who had sold a stock of clothing t-> the
store, came over and packed up the un
sold clothing and carried it back. It
became evident to the public that a
crisis w.s near at hand, and the Alli
ance yesterday seemed anxious to have
an inter'view with Mr. Zimmerman. but
he was out of town. After waiting
till about 5 O'clock they adjourned.
M1r Zimmerman came in from the Clif -
ton store about 9 o'clock.
Affairs are in a peculiar condition.
SMr. Zim:nerian is the county business
agent. He has been conducting the af
fairs of the Alliance for more tnan a
vear. ."is rcts have beon recognized
Iy the Alliance in its county mettings.
The g::ano trades were conducted
throug. him last season. Now the
question as to responsibility in all
these transactions comes up. Some of
the Alliance men seem to think that
no one is responsible except Mr Zim
imerman and that all creditors will
have to look to him for pay. A few
of thea' are a little nervous and are
afraid that the Alliance will have to
pay the claims. Some of the creditors
are sitting with folded hands, because
they claim that the Alliance will have
to pay all debts of their authorized
agent. They were doing business as a
firm and had recognized Mr Zimmer
man as their agent and had in their
various meetings endorsed his baying
and selling goods. Taking that view
of the case these creditors say they are
sure of their money with all costs and
interests. Then in the case of suits in
the Court the quesition assumes an
other very important phase. All mem
bers of the Alliance would be interest
ed in the suit. In fact they would be
parties to it. They could not serve as
jurors. By excluding theni and all
persons in sympathy with them. it
would be diilieult to get a jury. The
probability is that some creditor will
bring suit in the United States Court,
so as to take the matter out of this
county. It is getting to be a very in
Mr Zimnerman claimed a few days
azo that the liabilities of the Alliance
stores would amount to about $10.000,
while the assets were $11,000. The
store has not been closed by any of the
creditors, because they expect to get
their pay from the County Alliance.
The ollicers of the Alliance did not take
charge of the store, because they say
they are not. responsible. It is an ano
iaion;s business cindition tha con
fronts the County Alliance.-News and
What It Costs.
WASINGTON. Jan. 29.-The follow
iug is an extract recently written for
a magazine by Senator Carlisle:
While our population in 1890 was
only sixteen times as great as in 1790,
the expenditures of the National Gov
einment, excluding all payments upon
the interest and principal of the public
debt. were more than one hundred and
thirty time as great. In other words,
the population increased from 3,929,214
in 1790 to 62,480,540 in 1890. while the
ordinary annual expenditures rose
from $1,919,392 to the sum of $261,6317,
203. if we take the year 1810, twenty
years after the adoption of the Consti
tution, we find that the population
was 7,239,881, and that the expenditures
were S5,311,C82, or 73 cents per capita.
In 18 '0. eighty years afterwards, the
population was less than nine times as
great as it was then, but the ordinary
expenditures were more than for
ty- eight times as great, and amounted
to $4.19 per capita.
From 1830 to 1840, iucluding the
period of the Seminole war, the popula
tion increased 32.67 per cent. and the
expenditures increased 80 per cent.;
from lN40 to 1850. during which ti-ne
the war with Mexico was commenced
and prosecuted to a successf ul termina
tion. the population increased 35.87 per
cent. anid the expendlitures increased
53 per cent.; but from 1880 to 1890, a
period of profound peace, population
increased 24.57 per cent. and expendi
tures increased 55 per cent. The ordin
ary expenditures for the current fiscal
year, 1891, will be at least 12 per cent.
greater than in 1890. although the pop
ulation, as shown by the recent census,
is increasing at a rate of less than 2%
A Sumter sensation.
SUM!'rER, Jan. 31.--There was quite
a sensation here yesterday. On Thurs
day night the police were told that there
was a white child in a certain negro
house in the city that had been brought
or sent there from a neighboring county
to hide a voung woman's shame, and
that the negro woman was being paid to
take care of it. It was said that the
child was suff'ermg from neglect and the
police were asked to make an investiga
tion. Yesterday Chief of Police Weeks
visited the house of the negro woman,
Phillis Davis. and there found a white
child which, the woman said, had been
given to her and that it was only three
weeks old. The child was shown and
was apparently in good heclth and doing
as well as its surroundings would ad
mi. 'The negro woman said that tihe
child's mother was named Williams, and
t~ough she did not know what county it
was from, the name of the place is in
Clarendon county. The woman said
the child was given to her about ten days
ago. and that'she had since received and
answeredl one letter of inquiry as to how
he child was getting on. It has not yet
been dcided wvhat steps, if' ay, wdul be
taken in the matter. Your correspon
dent is informed that unless the child is
miistreated1 or' neglected nothing can be
lone with any' of the parties to the trans
A Narrow Escape.
DENrx Eni, Col.. Feb. '3.-N Newcastle,
Col., scacial savs: What almost proved
to be another M~ammoth mine disastr
occurred here last evening in the Grand
River coal and coke mine. Just at 6
o'clock. as the dlay-shift, eompiosed of
sevent'.-five miners, were about to
leave the mine, a territic explosion oc
curred and immediately black smoke
came pauringf out the side of the mnoun
ta. :-en, women and children rushed
toward:; the entrance of the mine only
Ito be driven back by clouds of -amoke.
A ove t he roar of the escaping gases
the cries of the imprisoned miners
could haplainly heard by their wives
Soon willing hainds braved the great
danger and started the hoisting ma
chier'., relieving each other as fast as
their ' comrades became exhausted.
Soon the seventy-five miners were
brought to the surface, some more (head
than alive, and none of them any too
Isoon, as the Ilamies immediately reach
ed the shalft andi came up with such
force that it drove everybody away.
Exposons have followed every few
hours. At 2 p. m.the excitement is so
great that it is impossible to tell if any
one faled to get out.
It is thought several have perished.
Ihad tV explosion occurred when the
miners were at work not one would
haeccpd. The niine has been on
ire se'eral times before in the last ten
years, caused by the miners' lamps
ignitigi the gas, which haes always
A Farmer Gov'ernr..
The New York WordI says: If Far
ner Tillnan is a fair speciman of* what
the Aliiunec can do in the way of nak
ogl. : Guvernor. let. it proceed to mak.
Two ;Cars nLeo the new i-:xecutive
was pain Ben O the liandles.
and vOW is h. FNcelleneV the Gover
nor of South Carolina-m anl a first
&ass one, to judge irora thc tone of
First and foremost he said lynch law
must cease if he had to remove every
sheriff m the State. Next the law's de
lay must stop. There must be one fair
speedy trial, and that ended it. Pro
fessional jurymen and drunken justices
Then he took up education. The
States military school should be wiped
out and its appropriation used for a
girls school which should eschew oil
paintings and the "ologies" and teach
useful things-telegraph, phonogra
phy, bookkeeping. housekeeping,
chemistry and practice of cookery, etc,
-and to - supply a long-felt and press
"Tax-dodgers," corporate and others,
must be brought up with a round turn so
as lighten the load by making each one
carry his fair share.
Lastly, there must be a new constitu
tion. The one framed by "carpet bat
vampires and baser native traitors"
had harassed the State for twenty years
and for twenty years sown discord be
tween twa races who could and should
live together in peace.
With a four-fifths majority behind
him the far,..er Governor will work
prosperous wonders for South Carolina
if let alone.
A Miracle of Surgery.
Sr. Louis, Feb. 5.-At last night's
meeting of the medical society Dr. II. S.
Prewitt told of a remarkable case he
had just attended. Ile was besieged by
reporters, but positively declined to give
the name of his patient, as the family
wished to avoid notority. The patient
was a woman of unusual inteligence
who ha- for several years been success
ful as a school teacher. When she was
about fourteen years of age she was
struck in the back of the head with a
hammer in the hands of a boy. The
immediate injury was taken care of,
but a short time after the girl became
comOletely blind in her left eye. Dur
ing ,he years that followed the young
woman suffeted from constantly re
curring attacks of severe headache, the
pain beginning at the seat of the ear
ly injury, passing to the blind eye, and
then to the right eye, which also was at
times sightless. These headaches re
curred so constantly and were so pain
ful that insanity was feared and the
St. Louis physicians were consulted.
They took out a portion of the bone in
the young woman's skull, and, besides
alleviating the pain and headaches, com
pletely restored the lost sight. The
case is looked upon by the doctors as
one of the miracles of surgery.
Gives It Up.
WASHINGTON, January 31.-Senator
Aldrich returned to Washington from
Rhode island this morning. During the
morning hour he was busily engaged
consulting a number of his Republican
colleagues upon the condition of the
business of the Senate, and the pros
pects of a successful outcome of any fur
ther attempts to secure the passage of
the cloture rule and elections bill.
As already indicated n these despatch
es it was found there was a pronounced
indisposition on the part of a number of
the Republican Senators again to enter
on what they regarded as a hopeless
struggle in view of the fact that the Re
pbliean "-bolters" are still presumably
of the same mind as they were when
they voted to lay the closure rule aside.
Consequently it may be stated with pos
itiveness that the nianagers of the elec
tion bill have finally decided to abandon
the nieasure, in the interest ot the im
portant public business remaining to be
As a result of this decision it is con
ceeded on both sides of the chamber that
the necessity for an extra session disap
pears. The decision has been communi
cated to the Democratic Senators.
Failed to Materialize.
SPRINGEIELD, ILL., Feb. 5.--The pro
osea combination bet ween the Repub
licans and the F. M. B. A. members of
the Legislature for the election of a
farmer candidate to the United States
Senate failed to materialize this morn
ing. The Republican steering com
mittee asked that pledges be given by
the F. M. B. A. that their candidate
would give support to the Republican
party in the United States Senate.
This they decline to do. Another
meeting between the Republican steer
ing committee and F. M. B. A. mem
bers will be held.
Cockrell. F. M. B. A., was not present
when the Legislature met in joint ses
sion to ballot for Senator. Two other
F. M. B. A. members refraining from
voting, the ballot stood-Palmer 101.
No quorum. The Republicans and
farmers then forced an adjournment.
FINLEY, 0., Jan 30--A disastrous
I ire nearly swept out of existance the
business portion of t he town of Signette,
thirteen miles north of here, at an early
hour this morning. The fire started in the
millinery store of Mrs. Maloney, above
which slept Mr. Maloney and his three
year-old daughter and his brother-in
law, M. Slattery, of Peensylvania, who
was visiting there. These three were
sufocated by the smoke and burned to
a crisp. Mrs. Maloney and another
chld escaped in their night clothes and
are in a pre carious condition. Loss
about $t;0,000 . ___
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M. Drake & Son,
BOOTS, SHOES, & TRUNKS.
235 3Jeeting St., CH AR LESTON, S. C.
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FORESTON DRUG STORE,
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I keep always on hand a fail line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILET
SOAPS, PERFUMERY, STATION
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LEAD, VARNISHES, BRUSHES,
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Columbia, S. C.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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during the past year, been thoroughly reno
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Lookout MIountain, Tenn. The proprietor
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SMYTH & ADGER,
Factors and Commission Merchanis,
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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,
c0a-.iLXms-oa rS. C.
MOLONY & CARTER,
Dealers in Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Flour, Feed.
244 & 21G Meeting St., Opp. Pavilion Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C.
;AF'Contracts made for car load lots or less.
V. E. HOLMES. LELAND MOORE.
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Glass and Brushes,
Mill and Naval Store Supplies.
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OFFICE. 207 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Charleston Iron Works,
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Sal ISEMAN, Wholesale Grocer, State Agent,
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And dealers in Prepared Flour, Grist and Mea! al~xso Hay Grain, Flour, Mill Feed,
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stephen Thomas, Jr ,& Bro.
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2:Watches and JIewelry rep~aired by 157 and 169, East Bay,
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