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DR. TALMAGE- SERMN.
SAVING WISDOM COMPARED TO A
Zeligion Superior to a Crystal in Exact
ness, in Transparene;. In Symmetry
and in Beauty-Soulis of Sinners the
Crystallization of Mercy.
NEW YoRK, April 19.-The eager
ness to hear Dr. Talmage's sermons
at the Chiistian Herald services on Sun
day evenings in this city continues un
abated. As usual there was this even
ing a dense mass of people waiting out
side the Academy of Music long before
the hour for commencement and every
seat in the huge building was occupied
in a few minutes after the doors were
opened. Dr. Talmage had preached to
an immense audience in the morning in
-Ithe Brooklyn Academy of Music.' His
-text was: 'The crystal cannot equalit"
Job. xxviii: 7.
Many of the precious stone of the Bibles
. have come to prompt recognition. But
for the present I take up the less valua
ble crystal. Job, in my text, compares
saving wisdom with a specimenof topaz.
An infidel chemist or mineralogist
would pronoance the latter worth more
than the former, but Job makes an in
teligent comparison, looks at religion and
then looks at the crystal and pronoun-es
the former as of far superior value to
the latter. exclaiming in the N ords of my
tpxt, "The crystal cannot equal it."
Now, it is not a part of my serwone
design to depreciate the crystal, whether
it-be found in Cornish mine or Hartz
mountain or Mammoth Cave or tinking
among the peadanta of the chandeliers.
. The crstal is the star of the mountain;
. if it is the queen of the cave; it is the ear
drop ot the hills; it finds its heaven in the
diamond. Among all the pages of na
-tural history there is no page more in
'teresting to me than the page crystallo
graphic. But I want to show you that
Jo' was right when, taking religion in
e-ne hand and the crystal in the other,
-he declared that the former is of far
more value and beauty than the latter,
recommending it to all people and to all
ages. declaring: "The crystal cannot
equal it." In the first place I remarl
that religion is superior to the crystal in
exactness. That shapeless mass oferys
tal against which your accidently dashed
. your foot is laid out with more exact
,ness than any earthly city. There are
six styles of crystallization and all of
them divnely ordained. Every crysLal
-has mathematical precision. God's
geometry reaches through it, and it is
asquare or it is a rectangle, or it is a
rhomboid or in some way it hath a math
.etntical figure. Now, religion bea.s
r that in the sin ple fact that spiritual ac
cnrracy is more beautiful than material
accuracy. God's attributes are exact.
-G'ods decrees exact. God's manage
ment of the world exact. Never count
ing.wrong, though he counts the grass
blades and the stars and the sat ds and
'-the cycles. His piovidences never deal
,ig with us prcpendicularly when those
jprovidences ought to be oblique, nor
ateral when they ought to be vertical.
Everything in our life arranged with
ou any possiblity of mis'ake. Each
elIfe a six-sided prism. Born at the
jij t time; dying at the right time.
are no -'happen-so's" in our the
If I thought this was a slip
universe I would go crazy. God
as not an anarchist. Law, order, symn
Smetery, precision, a perfect square, a
-perfect rectangle, a serfect rhomboiu, a
~perfect circle. The edge of God's robe
of government never trays out. There
are no-lo'se screws in the world's ma
~chiery. It did not just happen that
blapoleon was attacked with indiges.
at Borodmo so that he became in
om tet for the day. It did not just
Ilpflthat John Thomas, the mission
aron a heathen island, waiting for an
~uftand orders for another missionary
~tnt, received that outfit and those or
40Es in a. box that fioated ashore, while
dais ship and the crew that carried
the box were never heard of. The bark
-img of F. W. Robertson's dog, he tells
M -a,,led to a line of events which brought
'him from- the army into the Christian
C3ninisfry, where he served God with
wor'*renowned usefulness. It did not
merelr-bappen so. I believe in a par
ticular providence. I believe God's ge
ometry may be seen in all our life more
innatifn11y~ than in c- ystallography.
Job was right. "The crystal cannot
sAgain I remark that religion is supe
rior to the crystal initransparency. We
know not when or by whom glass was
Mirst discovered. Beads of it have been
5!foundin the tomb of Alexander Severus.
WiVses of it are brought up from the ruins
Min Herculaneurai. There were female
eilarments made out of it 3000 years
-ao-those adornments found now at
tached to the mummies of Egypt. A
great many commentators believe that
bay text-means glass. Wha' would we
o.whotthe crystal? The crystal in
hewindow to keep out the storm and
l~-nthe day-the crystal over the watch
iifendling its delicate machinery, yet
alowing us to see the hour-the crystal
thjiie telescope by which the astrono
mer brings distant worlds so near he can
inspect them. Oh, the triumphs of the
crstals in the celebrated windows of
BzRuen and Salisbury? But there is
nothing so transparent in a crystal as
mn our holy religion. It is a transparera
~relgion. You put it to your eye and
you see man-his sin, his soul, his
:detiny. .Yoa look at God and you see
sowmething- of the grandeur of his charac
ter. Itisa transparent religion. Infidels
tell us it is opaode? Do you know why
.they tell us it is opaque? It is becarse
jthey are blind. The natural man receiveth
not the things of God because they are
spiritually discerned. There is no trouble
with the crystal; the trouble is with the
eyes which try to look through it. We
pray for vision, Lord, that our eyes
might be opened. When the eye-salve
cures our blindness then we find that
religion is tannnsparent.
It is a transparent Bible. All the
mountains of the Bible come out; Sinai,
the mountain ot the law; Pisgah, the
mountain of prospect; Olivet, the moun
tain of instruction; Calvary, the mioun
tarn of sacrifice, All the rivers of the
Bible come out; Hlidekel, or the river of
paradisaicalbeauty; Jordan, or the river
of holy chrism; Cherith, or the river of
prophetic supply; Nile, or the river of
palaces; and the pure river of life from
under the throne, clear as crystal. While
reading this Bible alter our eyes have
been touched by grace, we find it all
transparent and the earth rocks, now
wth crucifixion agony and now with
jugment tenor, and Christ appears in
some of his two hundred and tif ty-six
titles, as far as I[ can count them-the
bread, the rock, the captain, the comn
mander, the conqueror, the star, and on
nd beyond any capacity of mine to re
hearse them. Transparent religion!
The providence that seemed dark be
fore becomes pellucid. Now you find
God is not trying to put you down. Now
you understand why you lost that child
and why you lost your property; it was
to prepare you for eternal treasures.
And why sickness came; it being the pre
cursor of immortal juvenescence. And
now you understand why they lied about
you and tried to drive you hither and
thither. It was to put you in the glori
ous company of such men as Ignatius,
who, when he went out to be destroyedJ
by the lions, said: "-I am the wheat and
the teeth of wild beasts must first grmnd
me before I can become pure bread for
Jesu Crst+." or the compnonf enh
men as Poiycarp, who. when standing
In the midst of the amphithaatre waiting
for the hons to come out of their cave,
and destroy bin, and the people in the
galleries jeering and shouting, "The
bons for Polycarp," replied: "Let them
come on," and the-i stooping down to
ward the cave wl c :e the wild beasts were
roaring to gei o i, "Le tl-em cotue on,"
Ah, yes, it is persecution to put you in
glorious company; and while there are
many things that you will have to post
pone to the future world for explanation,
I tell you that it is the whole tendency
of your religion to unravel and explain
anti interpret and illumine and irradiate.
Job was right. It is a glorious trans
parency. 'The crystal connot e qual
I remark again that religion surpasses
the crystal in its beauty. That lump of
crystal is putunder the magnifying glass
of the crystallographer and he sees in
it indescribable beauty-snowdrift and
splinters of hoar-frost and corals and
wreaths and stars and crowns and eas
:ellations of conspicuous beauty. The
fact is that crystal is so beautiful that I
can think of but one thing in all the uni
vcrse that is so beautiful, and that is
the religion of the Bible. No wonder
this Bible represents that religion as the
day-break, as the apple-blossoms, as the
glitter of a king's banquet. It is the joy
of the whole earth.
People talk too much about their cross
and not enough about their crown. Do
you know the Bible mentions a cross
but twenty-seven times while it men
tions a crown eighty times? Ask that
old man what he thinks of religion. He
has been a close observer. He has been
culturing an resthetic taste. He has seen
the sun rises of a half a century. He
has been an early riser. He has been an
admirer of cameos and corals and all
k"-ids of beautilul things. Ask him what
ie zhinks of religion and he will tell you.
"It is the most beautiful thing I ever
saw." "The crystal cannot equal it."
Be intiful in its symt.etry. When it
presents God's character it does not
present Him as having love like a great
protuberance on one side of his nature,
bat makes that love in harmony with his
justice-a love that will accept all those
who come to him, and ajustice that will
by no means clear the guilty. Beautiful
religion, in the sentiment it implants!
Beautiful religion in the hope it kindles!
Beautiful religion in the fact that it pro
poses to garland and enthrone and em
paradise an immortal spirit. Soiomon
Iays it is a 1il. Paul says it is a crown.
The Apocalypse says it is a fountain
kissed of the sun. Ezekiel says it is a
foliaged cedar. Christ says it is a bride
groom come to fetch home a bride.
While Job in the text t-kes up a whole
vase of precious stones-the topaz and
the sapphire and the chrysoprasus-and
he takes out of th's beautiful vase just
one crystal and holds it up until it
gleams in the warm light of the eastern
sky, and heexclaims, "The crystal :an
not equal it."
Oh, it is not a stale religion, it is not a
stupid religion, it is not a toothless hag
as some seem to have represented it; it is
not a Meg Merriles with shrivelled arm
come to scare the worid. Itis the fairest
daughter of God; heiress of all his wealth.
Her cheek the morning sky; -her voice
the dance of the sea. Come and woo
her. The Spirit and the Bible say ccme,
and whosoever will let him come. Do
you agree with Solomon and say it is a
lily? Then pluck it and wear it over
your heart. Do you agree with Paul and
say it is a crown? Then let this
hour be your coronation. Do you
agree with the Apocalypse and sav
it is a springing fountain? Then come
and slake the thirst of your soul. Do
you believe with Ezekiel and say it is a
foliaged cedar? Then come under its
shadow. D-> you believe with Christ
an *say it is a bride-groom come to fetch
home a bride ? Thea strike bands with
your Lord the King while I proaounce
you everlastingly one. Or if you think
with Job that it is a jewel, then put it on
your hand like a ring, on your neck like
a bead, on your forehead like a star,
while you look into the mirror of God's
word you acknowledge "the crystal can
not equal it."
Again, religion is superior to the
crystal in its transformations. The
diamond is only a crystalhzation:of coal.
Carbonate of lime rises till it becomes
calcite or aragonite. R~ed oxide of
copper crystallizes into cubes and
octachedrons. Those crystals which
adorn our persoas and our homes and
our museums have only been resurrected
from forrais that were far from 'ustrous.
Scientists for ages have been examining
theses wonderful transformations. But
I tell you in the Gospel of the Son of
God there is a more a onderful transfor
mation. Over souls by re-ason of sin
black as coal and hard as iron, God by
his comforting grace stoops and says:
"They shall be mine in the day when I
make up my jewels."
"What," say you, "will God wear jew
elry ?" If he wanted it, he could make
the stars of heaven his belt and have the
evening cloud for the sandals of his feet;~
but he does not want that adornmtent.
He will not have that jewelry. When
God wants jewelry He comes down and
digs it out of the depth; and darkness of
sin. These souls are all crystallizations
of mercy. He puts them on and He
wears them in the presence of the whole
universe. He wears them on the hand
that was nailed, over the heart that was
pierced, over the temples that were
stung. "They shall be mine," saith
the Lord, "in the day when I make
up my jewels." Wonderful transform a
tion! "The crystal cannot equal it"
There she is, a waif of the street; but
she shall b3 a sister of charity. There
he is, a sot in the ditch; but he shall
preach the Gospel. There, behind the
bars of a prison, but he shall reign with
Christ forever. Where sin abound ad
grace shall much more abound. The
carbon becormes the solitaire. "The
rystal cannot equal it."
Now, I have no liking for those people
who are always enlarging in Christian
meetings about their early dissipation.
Do not gr into the particulars, my broth
ers. Simply say you were sick, but make
no display of your ulcers. The chief
stock in traide of some ministers and
Christian workers seems to be their
early crimes and dissipations. The
number of pockets you picked and the
number of chickens you stole make very
poor prayer meeting rhetoric. Besides
that, it discourages other Christain peo
ple who never got drunk or stole any
thing. But it is pleasant to know that
those who were farthest down have been
brought highest up. Out of infernal
seridom into eternal liberty. Out of
darkness into light. From coal to the
solitaire. "The crystal cannot equal it."
But, my friends, the chief transform
ing power of' the Gospel will not be seen
in this worid and ;not until heaven
breaks upon the soul. When that light
falls upon the soul then you will see the
crystals. Oh, wh it a magnificent setting
for these jewels of eternity ! I Some
times hear people representing Heaven
in a way that is far from attractive to
me. It seems almost a vulgar Heaven
as they represent it with great blotch
es of color and bands of music making a
John represents Heaven as exquisite
ly beautiful. Three crystals. In one
place lie says: "Her light was like a
precious stone, clear as crystal." In
another place lie says: "I saw a pure
river from under the throne, clear as
crystal." In another place he says:
"Before the throne there was a sea of
glass clear as crystal." Three crystals!
John says crystal atmosphere. That
means health. Balm of eternal June.
wind! No rack of storm, clouds. One
breath cf that air will cure the worst
tubercle. Crystal light on all the leaves.
Crystal light shimmering on the topaz
of the temples. Crystal light tossing
in the plumes of the equestrians of heav
en on white horses. But "the crystal
cannot equal it." John says crystal
river. That means joy. Deep, and
ever-rolling. Not one drop of the Thames
or the Hudson or the Rhine to soil it.
Not one tear of human sorrow to embit
ter it. Crystal, the rain out of which
it was made. Crystal. the bed over
which it shall roll and ripple. Crystal,
its innite surface. But "the crystal
cannot equal it." John says crystal
sea. That means multitudinously vast.
Vast in rapture. Rapture vast as the
sea, deep as the sea, strong as the sea,
ever changing as the sea. Billows of
light. Billows of beauty, blue with
skies that were never clouded and green
with depths that were never fathomed.
Arctics and Antaretics and Mediterra
neans and Atlantics and Pacifies in
crystalline magnificence. Three crys
tals. Crystal light falling on a cystal
river. Crystal river rolling into a crys
tal sea. But "the crystal cannot equal
Oh, says some one, putting his hand
over his eyes. "can it be that I who have
been in so much sin and trouble will ever
come to those crystals?" Yes, it may
be-it will be. Heaven we must have,
whatever else we have or have not; and
we come here to get it. "Hc~w much
must I pay for it?" you say. You will
pay for itjust as the coal pays to become
the diamond. In other words nothing.
The same Almighty power that makes
the crystal in the mountain will change
your heart, which Is harder than stone,
for the promise is "I will take away your
stony heart and I will give you a heart
"Oh" says some one, "it is just the
doctrine I want; God is to do everything
and I am to do nothing." My brother,
it Is not the doctrine you want. The coal
makes resistance. It hears the resurrec
tion voice in the mountain and it comes
to crystallization, but your heart resists.
The trouble with you, brother, is the
coal wants to stay coal. I do not ask
you to throw open the door and let Christ
in. I only ask that you stop bolting and
barring it. Oh, my friends, we will have
to get rid of our sin. I will have to get
rid of my sins and you will have to aet
rid of your sins. What will we do with
our sins among the three crystals? The
crystal atmosphere would display our
pollution. The crystal river would be
bef'uled with our touch. The crystal
sea would whelm us with its glistening
surge. Tranbformation now or no trans
formation at all. Give sin full chance
in your heart and the transformation will
be downward instead of upward. In
stead of a crystal it will be a cinder. In
the days of Carthage a Christian girl was
condemned to die for her faith, and a boat
was bedaubed with tar and pitch and
filled with combustibles and set on fire
and the Christian girl was placed in the
boat, and the wind was off shore and the
boat floated away with its precious treas
ure. No one can doubt that boat landed
at the shore of Heaven. Sin wants to
put you in a fiery boat and shove you ol
in an opposite direction-oft from peace,
off from God, off from heaven, everlast
ingly off; and the port toward which you
would sail would be a port of darkness,
and the guns that would greet you would
be the guns of despair, and the flags
that woid wave at your arrival would
be the black flags of death. Oh, my
brother, you must either kill sin or sin
will kill you. It is no wild exaageration
when I say that any man or woman that
wants to be saved may be saved. Tre
.iendous choice! A thousand people
are choosing this moment between sal
vation and~ destruction, between light
and darkness, between heaven and hell,
between charred ruin and glorious crys
Much Ado About Nothing.
LAURENs, April 15-Senator Irby's
irritation at the invitation extended by
Prof Evans to Col Haskell to make a
literary address before his school in June
has not been previously mentioned in
this correspondence because it was
thought that subject might injure
Laurens's chances ror getting the girls'
In a conversation this morning Col
Irby stated to me that his sympathies
had been enisated with the town to get
the industrial school and that he had in
tended to work for it; that the town had
asked him to use his influence and that
he was doing so. but, feeling that the
townl endorsed the action of Mr. Evans,
he had given notice that he had with
drawn his Influence and would have
nothing more to do with it. He further
said that he does not intend to fight the
efforts to get the school, and that all
differences between the town and him
self in regard to the matter had been
healed, declining, howevrer, to state the
grounds of the treaty.
It is presumed, therefore, that Senator
Irby wiil work with the citizens generally
to get the school located here.
While politics will of course be en
irely ignored, Col. Haskell has hosts of
friends who will give him an enthusiastic
welcome when he comes to Laurens.
News and Courier.
Moca Kid Nine Men.
R OCKINGHAMJ, N. 0., April 10.-This
morning a rather startling story comes
to light about John B. Mocca, the Ital
ian storekeeper, who was murdered in
Charlotte Saturday night. The story
was told by Dr. J. D. Westervelt, Jr.,
of Gaffney City.
Mocca lived there for several years,
and consequently Dr. Westervelt knew
him well some years ago. Mocca told
him-in fact, he made no secret of it
the reason he came to America was be
cause his hands were stained with the
blood of nine of his countrymen, ai'd he
came to America to seek rest and quiet.
Mocca said that twelve years ago he
was a merchant in Italy, and late one
night, when the streets were almost de
serted, ten men came in his store to rob
him, lHe defended himself with his stil
letto, and killed nine of them in the
room,where they attacked him, the tenth
one fourtunately escaping.
Mocca said that the sight of nine dead
bodies lying in blood upon one floor was
such a horrnble sight although he killed
them to save himself it was ever before
him. There was no case made against
him and public sentiment generally en
dorsed and applauded him for ridding
the country of the murderous thugs, but
he closed out his business as early as pos
sible and left the scene.
Beats His Wite to Death.
WHITE PLAINs, April 16.-Jesse
Lockwood is one of the oldest residents
of Purdy's Station, and during his three
score years here he has been greatly re
spected. He has been afflicted with the
grip of late, which is said to have made
him temporarily insane. On Saturday
last he took a club and bdat his wife so
severely as to cause her death. Believ
.ng that he was commanded to do so by
the Lord. She is sixty-one years of age.
Lockwood is sometimes cailed a relhgi
ous crank. He is said to have rung the
church bell of the Methodist Church a
few days ago, at the same time pro
claiming that the Lord desired him to
make a human sacrifice of life by killing
his wife. ________
Milis for Senator.
PRINCET ON, Ny., April 16.-Roger Q.
Mills, of Texas, while visiting friends
here, stated that he would not stand for
re-election to the lower house of Con
r ess that he was serving his last term.
owever if the people of his State de
sire to keep him in public life, they
must send him to the United States
A BLUNDER OF THE LAW.
ONE MAN HANGED FOR ANOTHER
On his Deathbed Bird Confesses that he
Killed Hawkins, for the lurder of
whom White was Hanged In Spartan
ASHVILLE, N. C., April 16.-The
hanging of Tom White, a white man, in
Spartanburg about twelve years ago for
the murder of Pet Hawkins, a colored
man, will always be remembered as a
remarkable execution. It happened just
at a time when the white and colored
races were decidedly at daggers' points,
but which had no influence or bearin
on the case. The idea of a white man
being hung for the killing of a negro was
rather repulsive to a great many people
who had suffered under negro domina.
tion and misrule, but the law took it;
course and the man was executed in the
county jail. But he suffeied the penal
ty of a crime with the commission o:
which he had nothing to do, and whic:
was laid to his account by the man wh<
did the killins.
The facts of the case were about aw
follows: Pet Hawkins and Tom White.
both of whom were under the influenc<
of whiskey, had a quarrel, which result
ed in a row. This was quieted, how
ever, but the two antagonists were stil
angry. White was of a raLher wander
ma disposition, possessing nothing bu
an abundance of "shreds and patches,'
and lived around the bar-rooms. Pe
Hawkins, the colored man, was o' a sim
ilar disposition. For some reason an
other white man, named Dick Bird, be
came involved in the quarrel, and, a
will be seen later, played a prominen
part in it. Shortly afier the first rom
the two white men went into a bar room
which then stood in Church street, an<
afterw irds Pet Hawkins and a crowd o
colored satellites came into the same bai
room. Tom White was rather drunk
perhaps in that peculiar condition wher
whiskey has the effect of deadening tho
senses, although the man can still stant
up and fight.
It is believed that White was too druni
to know anything when the shooting oc
curred. Hawkins and the white men go
into a row, and during the melee law.
kins was shot and killed. A pistol wa
found in White's hand, and lie was ar
rested as the murderer. When the tria
came on Bird was the principal witnesi
against White. The circumstantial evi
dence was so strong that White wa:
found guilty, and was sentenced to bi
All along White professed his inno
cence, and declared that he had no
killed Hawkins. When the executioi
took place. just b'efore the cap was pu
over his face, White said: ''I am an in
nocent man, and I am now to suffe
death for another man's deed." He wa
executed, and there was a good deal o
talk about his last words; but nothin
was ever done to terret out the othe
of whom White -poke on the scaffold.
Dick Bird soon afterwards left Spar
tanburg and went over to Polk County
in this State. where he got into somi
trouble and then went over into Mc
Dowell County. Last year he si:kenet
and died. While on his deathbed h
made a fcll confession of his crime ir
permittIng Tom White to be banged fo
the murder ofPet Hawkins. Bird wen
on to say that he killed Hawkins, bu
put the ~blame on White; that the evi
dence, taken altogetner, was agains
White anid that he had permitted him ti
be hanged for the murder, although he
had nothing to do with it.
This will startle some people in Spar.
tanburg, perhaps, but there are somi
who beard of the confession some timi
ago. Whether the confession was writ.
ten out I have not been able to learn
but the facts above were obtaine<
from an excellent source. My inform
ant is one of the best known men ir
Polk, in this State, and Spartanburg ani
Greenville counties in South Carolina
rHe is a detective and knew Bird ani
White, well, and is sure of his facts.
News and Courier.
Governor Hogg Very Mad.
AUSTIN, TEns, April 17.-Bad bloo(
has generated between Governor Hogs
and several members of the Legislature
Itis all because the Governor went homi
to Tyler to vote last Monday, insteadoj
voting at the Capital.
Yesterday afternoon a resolution wai
passed, with a preamble setting forti
that the Constitution requires the Gov.
ernor to reside at the Capital during thi
session of the Legislature; that thui
made the Governor a legal resident 0:
Austin at the late election; that, insteac
of voting here, he voted at Tyler, ani
he was therefore subject to prosecutior
for illegal voting. The resolution itsel:
is as follows:
"That his Excellency, Governor Jas
Ste phen Hogg, be and is hereby author
ized to reside at the city of Tyler during
the term of his office, and his said resi
dece there shall begin and date fron
the 6th day of January, 1891, and tha1
his residence at said place be, and the
same is hereby validated from the saic
6th day of January, 1891, and that thi:
resolution take immediate effect."
This was meant to be insulting, ani
is so considered by the Governor. He
has notified Senator Johnson, who wrote
the resolution, and Senator Harrison
who introduced it, that he "holds then
personally responsible." The interven
tion of friends only prvented a person
al encounter last migt, and it is gener
ally believed that there wvill yet be seri
Preparing for War.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 15.-In spiti
o the peaceful utterances of govera
ment officials everybody knows thai
Russia is making extensive preparationi
for war, and that her rivals are, on theil
side, making counter preparations for
great struggle which must sooner oi
later take place. Russia has been spend
ing enormous sums is construction oi
strategic railways, and in this and othei
ways arrangements for the transporta
tion of large bodies of Russia~n troops tc
the Austro-German frontier is almost
completed. This movement of Riussiar
lorces towards the frontier of Germany
and Austria would, four years ago have
required six months' time, while by the
use of the new strategic railroads a
month's time is all that is necessary for
the vast concentration of troops, which
is looked forward to in possibly the near
A Frightful Collision.
CLEVELAND, 0., April 18.-A fright
ful wreck occurred on the Lake Shore
Railroad at Kipton station, about forty
miles west of Cleveland. early this
evening, in which six postal clerks and
two engineers were killed. The fast
mail, No. 14, bound east, collided with
No. 21, Toledo express, just as the
latter train was about to pull on to a
siding to let the fast mail pass. The
fast mail was running at full speed
and the force of the collision was so
great that 1,oth engines, three mail ears
and one baggage car were completely
Nearly All Recovered.
LoNDON, April 15.-It has been an
nounced that up to date there had been
recovered the bodies of 451 of the pas
engers of the British steamer Utopia,
which on March 17. while on a voyage
from Italian ports for New York with
700 Italian immnigrante on board, ran in
to the bow of the British ironclad Rod
ney, lying at anchor in Gibraltar bay,
and sank soon afterward. There are
still sixty-four victims of the di-aster to
-The Wentlier and the Crops.
The following weekly weather crop
bulletin of the South Carolina weather
service, in co-operation with the United
States signal service, was issued Satur
The following has been compiled from
the weather crop reports received at this
station: The weather for the past week
has been very favorable for farming
operations, and in nearly every section it
has been allthat the farmers could wish.
The temperature and sunshine has
been above the average-the nights have
been warm, and therefore benelicial and
conducive to thegrowth of all crops.
There has been but little rain and con
fined to a few localities. No disasterous
results reported except in thie Johnston
section of Edgefield County, where a
heavy rain and hailstorm occurred,
doing considerable.damage to the fruit
and vegetable crops.
Farm work has progressed rapidly
since last report, and the larger propor
tion of the corn crop has been planted,
and that portion up is growing and in a
A considerable area of the cotton crop
has been planted, and if the present con
dition of the wfeather continues a few
days longer nearly the entire crop will
have been planted.
The small grain crops never looked
more flourishing at this season of the
year, and the prospects now are that the
yield per acre will be unusually large.
All apparent danger from cold weather
having passed, the fruit crop, which was
somewhat injured by the recent cold
snap, will be an average one, as the fruit
in those sections producing the largest
and finest quality have not been materi
ally injureo. The truck farmers have
experience little or no damage from the
cold. Vegetables of all kinds are in a
satifactory condition; the yield of Irish
potatoes will be decreased, caused from
The season has been so backward that
farming operations have been greatly re
tarded, but the weather is now so pro
pitious that farmers are working with a
will and hope to have their crops planted
in due season.
The Cleveland Interview.
C ST. Louis, April 23.-State Treasurer
Lou. Stevens returned from New York
last night. When asked this morning
about the published interview between
himself and ex-President Cleveland in
reference to the position of Cleveland
on the silver question and the next
Presidential campaign, Stevens said:
"I regret very much indeed that so
much has been said about the matter,
and that I have been placed in so un
pleasant a position in regard to it. I
had not the slightest idea that Cleve
land would have any objection whatever
to use being made of what he said in
the State from which I came or else
Stevens was asked if the reports that
have appeared were accurate. He re
plied: "Not by any means." I did not
write a line of the interview that ap
peared in the New York papers, nor did
I see it after it was written until it ap
peared in print. If it had been submit
ted to me I would have struck out fully
one-half of it. It contained much that
Cleveland said, but also what he did not
say, and if I had known just what its
f tenor was to be I would have removed
many of the embelishments. Cleveland
did not annonnce himself as a candidate
at all, but spoke as a private citizen.
When I asked him what he would do in
case he was President and a free coin
age bill was presented to him, he laughed
and turned the question by saying that
it was a long time until 1894. I would
prefer not to particularize the mistakes
in the cecount of my interview with
him further than to state that if it had
been submitted to me I would have
struck out about one-half of it."
T. M'Cants Stewart.
NEW YoRK, April 23.-Mayor
Chapin, of Brooklyn, appointed T. Mc
Cants Stewart, the colored lawyer, a
member of the Board of Education, in
plac~e of Dr. P'hihp S. White, deceased,
who was also a leading colored citizen.
Mr. Stewart was born in South Caro~ina
about thirty-six years ago, and was ed
ucated at the Howard University at Ed
inburg, Scotland. On his return from
Europe he became a professor in a col
leae in South Carolina. and subsequently
a ~Methodist minister. He was in
charge of the Sullivan Street Methodist
Church in this city for a short time.
Retiring from the ministry, he went on
a business and educational mission to
Sirra Leone, in Afri,.a and on his return
studied law and was admitted to the
bar. He has been successful as a law
yer. He obtoined an absoulate divor.e
from his wife a few months ago.
Formerly he was an ardent Republi
can, but he became a Democrat a few
years ago, and during the last mayoralty
campaimgn in Brooklyn he worked hard
for the election of Mr. Chapin. He is
in great demand as a stump orator. It
is expected that he will take an active
part in the debates in the Board of edu
cation. He received a handsome com
pliment from Surrogate Abbott not long
ago for skill in conducting x case before
A Bustle for a Bank.
GRE.ENsBURG, Pa., April 23.-Miss.
Maggie Schutt, of Derry, this county,
died last week. Misi. Schutt's relatives
had been puzzled to know what she did
with her money. She lived like a per
verse old maid, and indulged in no lux
uries or frivolities. Three days after
her funeral two of the young women of
the house concluded to clean up the
Iroom occupied by Miss. Schutt.
Mrs. ,Jennie Bennett unearthed a
large, well-made, heavy bustle of tick
ing. With the remark, "Well, here it
goes, Kate," Jennie threw it into the
lames. Taking a second thought she
pulled it out again. "it seems awful
heavy fo)r a bustle," said she; let's rip
it o)pen." WVhen turning it over to in
sert the scissors a piece of green paper
was seen sticking out of a hole in the
seam. The green paper was a bright
20 bill. Scissors were thrown aside
and deft fingers took their place. The
whole thing was ripped open. There
was a feminine scream. There lay tens,
twenties, fifties, and nestling in the bed
of greenbacks were shining gold eagles
and double eagles, and some silver
coin. The find netted $9,000.
The money will be divided between
her two sisters, with a neat reward to
the girls who discovered it. The old
bustle will be covered with tinted satin,
decked with ribbons and .handed down
Cenuipede in a Coffee Pot.
ITTLE RoCK, Ark , April 21.-Ne ws
has ust reached here from Baxter
county that a family of live campers,
named Baldin, from Trennessee, en route
for Texas, died in awful convulsions.
The citizens suspect that a band of
Gypies who had been poisoning cattles
in adoining counties, had poisoned the
spring near which the family had
camped, and lynching of the band has
teen imminent and only postponed by
the counsel of the cooler-h ea-ded. who
insisted that they must wait until they
had proof positive. T1his wise counsel
prevented a deplorable tragedy, as yes
terday morning the remains of a large
centipede was found in the coffee pot
out of which the campers had drank,
and this deadly poison undoubtedly
caused their death.
A Yonng Lady Eqiual to Her Task.
PITTsBUino. April 22.-Miss. Wilma
Schuck, of Alleghe~ny, has sprung into
notoriety by horsewhipping John Kay
lr. Sne alleges that Kaylor had been
circulating stories derogatory to het
character, and she made several at
tempts to induce Kaylor to retract. but
he ref used. Rev. Father woi-lfel. of
St. Leo's Catholic church, determined
to settle the matter, and he called both
to his residence. The attempt at
peacemaking failed dismally. Once
outside the rectory Miss. Schuck went
at Kaylor and .gave him a sound
thrshing with a blacksnake.
)pposition to Hill's Appointment Una.
bated -Threats of Lynching.
JACMsON. Miss., April 16.-The con
'erence of prominent citizens of Vicks
)urg and Jim Hills, the recently ap
)ointed colored postmaster of Vicksburg,
lid not take place today as expected.
Eill asked for such a conterence, hoping
.hat some arrangement could be made.
md expected the committee to meet him
ere today. From prominent citizens
of Vicksburg it is learned that it was not
deemed advisable to hold such a con
ference, as nothing could come of it, and
that the only thing to do under the cir
cuinstances was to let affairs take the
regular course. Many prominent peo
ple of Vicksburg regret the unfortuaate
condition things have assumed, but could
not, with the deep feeling of the popu
lace, guarantee that Hill would not be
harmed in case he undertook to take
charge of the office. On the contrary,
gieat fear was expressed that he would
be. Hill was seen today by a United
Press reporter, and asked what he in
tented to do about the matter. He re
plied that he did not know, but felt dis
appointed that the conference meeting
he asked for had not been held, and
could not understand why his communi
cation had not been answered. He still
has hopes of such a meeting, and tbmnks
all differences could be reconciled in
some manner satisfactory to all parties.
He said he had no desire to thrust him.
selt upon the public of Vicksburg against
their protest, but believed many of the
best citizens there thouaht the only prop
er thing now was a peaceable submis
siou. He said he had no desire to call
on the United States Government for
protection and sincerely hoped that a re
sort to such measures would not be nec
essary. Mayor Booth, of Vicksburg,
called on Governor Stone today and per
sonally ecknowledged rezeipt of the
Governor's letter counsel ing modera
tion on the part of citizins, advising
against extreme measure of any kind
being resorted to, and suggesting a com
mittee of the cooler heads to talk the
matter over with Hill. it was reported
that Booth would present the Governor
a petition to sign asking Hill to resign,
but it is not thought he did so or that the
Governor had ansthing new to add tc
There is No Shortage.
CAmDEN, S. C., April 16.-The buga
boo of a "shortage" in the school com
missioner's office has proved to be 2
farce, as predicted in this correspond
ence. The vouchers in the office of the
clerk have all been compared with
warrants or school claims, paid by thi
treasurer, and everything has beer
found correct. So it there is anything
wrong up to date it is the compliea
tion which have been in existence foi
several years, and which are said to bi
nothing more than that the schoo:
funds were not kept strictlv separatf
from other moneys. There is no "short
age" anyhow. It is pretty hard for 9
y(ung officer, who has always tried t(
do his duty. as ex-Commissioner Clarl
has, to be accused unjustly of having i
shortage in his office, and the accuser:
should be more particular next time.
Eiddled with Ballets.
GREENVILLE, S. C., April 16.-Jame:
Iolliday, a white man, instantly kille<
John Crews, colored, four miles fron
Central, in Pickens County, yesterday
The two men had a disnute at a sawmill
which Crews had been operating well
and refused to give possession to Holli
day, who had leased it. Crews strucl
Holliday with a monkey wrench an<
threw a weight at him. Hollidy had a
shotgun loaded with buckshot and fired
Crews was riddled with bullets. Th<
coroner's jury exonerated the slayes
who surrendered himself to the sherif
of Pickens County.,State.
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
AT TORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
MANNING, S. C.
MANNING, S. C.
pirNotary Public with seal.
GALL EN HUGGINS, D. D. S.,
pfrVisits Manning every month or tw<
SUMTER, S. C.
First class accommodations and exceller
table. Convenient to the business portioi
of the town. 25 cents for dinner.
J. H. DIXON. Proprietor.
T HE~ TIMES OFFICE IS FITTED UP II
a manner that warrants it in soliciting
your patronage for job printing. Send u:
your orders which shall have prompt atten,
tion. Prices as low as the cities. Satisfac
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H AIR CUTTING ARTISTICALLY EX
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Nos. 49 Hayne & 112 Market Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
FORESTON DRUG STORE,
FORESTON, S. C.
I keep always on hand a full line of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, TOILE'I
SOAPS, PERFUMERY. STATION
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and such articles as are usually kept in a
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I ae just aidded to my stock a line of
PAINTS AND OILS,
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LEAXD, VANISHES, BRUSHES,
En quantities to st.it purchasers.
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Forstn, S. C.
ADGER SMYTH1 11 ..). zz 'Ga apenIKM'
SMYTH & ADCEOR,
Factors and Commission Merchants,
Noxrthi .ALa~an~i 'WharfE
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-.A R ..'H rTO , s. c.
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OLD CLOTHES MADE NEW.
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SOL ISEMAN, Wholesale Grocer, State Agent,
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Lergest stock, best assortment, lowest prices.
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257 KING STREET,
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