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VOL. VII. -mFANNiN'G, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2.19.__ _N.2
HEAVENS BuI)AL FEAST.
"COME. COME, FOR ALL THINGS ARE
Dr. Taimage Preachts on "Invitation to a
Wedding"-The Le , the Host: the RIe
deemed, the Guests; and the Angels, the
BROOKLYN. May 10.-The subject of I
Dr. Talmage's sermon to-day was "In
vitation to a Wedding," and the text
Luke .iv., 17: "Come for all things are
Holy festivities to-day. We go-'.ier
other sheaves into the spiritual garner.
Our joy is like the joy of Heaven.
Spread the banquet, spread all the chali
ces. We are not to-day at the funeral
of a dead Christ; we are celebrating the
marriage of the King's son.
It vas an exciting time in Enulish
history when Queen Elizabeth visited
Lord Leicester at Kenilworth castle.
The clocks in all the towers and through
out the castle were stopped at the mo
ment of her arrival, so continuing to
point to that moment as the one surpass
ing-all others in interest. The doors of
the great banqueting hall were opened.
The queen marched in to the sound of
the trumpets. Four hundred servants
waited upon the guests. It was a scene
that astonished all nations whe" they
heard of it. Five thousands dollars a
day did the banquet cost as it went on
day after day. She was greeted to the
palace gates with floating islands, and
torches and the thunder of cannons, and
fireworks that set the night ablaze, and
a burst of music that lifted the whole
seet e into enchautment. Beginning in
that way, it went on from joy to joy.
and trom exci ement to excitement, ana
from rapture to rapture. That was the
great banquet that Lord Leicester spread
in Kenilworth castle.
Cardinal Wolsey entertained the
French ambassadors in Hampton court.
The best cooks of all the land provided
for the table. The guests were kept
hunting in the parks all the day, so that
their appetites might be keen, and then
in the evening hour they were shown
into the banqueting hall, with table
aglitter with imp irial plate, and ablush
with the very costliest wines, and the
second course of the feast was made of
food in all shapes, of men and birds and
beasts, and dancing groups, and Jousting
parties riding ui,on each other with up
lifted lances. Lords and princes and
~ambassadors, their cups gleaming to the
brim, drank first to the health of the
king of England, and then to the health
of the emperor of France. That was the
banquet that Cardinal Wolsey spread in
But to-day, my brothers and sisters, I
invite you to a grander entertainment,
My Lord. the King. is the banqueter.
Angels of God are the cup-bearers, all
the redeemed are the guests; the halls of
eternal love frescoed with light, and
paved with joy, and curtained with un
fading beauty are the banquetifg place,
the harmonies of eteinity are the music,
the chalices of God are the plate. and I
am one of :he servants come out with
invitations to all the people, and oh,
that you might break the seal or the in
vitation End read in ink of blood, and
with the tremulous hand of a dying
Christ: -Come, come, for all things are
Sometimes there have been great dis
appointments at a banquet. The wine
has given out, or the servants have been
rebellious. or the lights have tailed; but
I walk all around the banqueting table
of my La rd to-day, and I find everything
complete, and I swing open the door of
this banqueting house and I say: "All
things are now ready."
Illustrating my text, I go on and in
the first place say that the Lord Jesus
Christ is ready. Cardinal Wolsey did
not come into the banqueting ball until
the second course of the feast, and when
he entered booted and spurred, all the
guests arose and cheered nim; but I have
d---o tell Ton that our buu<1ueter, the Lord
Jesun-Christ comes in at the beginning
of the feast. Ay, he has been waiting
for his guests, waiting for some of them
1891 years. waiting with mangled feet,
waiting with hand on the punctured sides,
waiting with hand on the lacerated tern
pies, waiting, waiting! Wonder it is'
that the banqueter did not get weary
and say: "Shut the door and let the
laggards stay out." No, he has been
waxting. 1How much he is in earnest!
Shall I show iou? I gather up all the
tearm that flooded his cheek in sympathy.
all the blood that channelled his brow
and back and hand and foot. to purchase
our redemption. I gather up all the
groans coming from midnight chill and
mountain hunger and desert loneliness.
and I put them into one bitter cry-I
gather up all the pange that shot from
cross and spike and spear, into one groan
-I take one drop of sweat on his brew,
and I put it under the glass of the 20s
pel, and it enlarges to lakes of sorrow,
to oceans ofagony. That Christ to-day.
emaciated and worn and weary. comecs
here, and with a pathos in which every
word is a heartbreak and every~ sentence
a martyrdom, he says to you and says to
me: "Come, come, for all things are
Ahasurus made a feast that lasted 180
days. This lasts forever. Lords and
princes were invited to that. You and
1 are invited to this. Yes. he has been
waiting, he is waiting now. Other kings
wrap themselves in robes of beauty and
power before they come into a banquet.
So does Christ. Oh. he is the laiuest of
the lair. In his hand is the ominipotent
surgery that opened blind e es and
straiahtened crook limbs and hoisted
the pillars o1 heavens, and swung the
twelve gates which are twelve pearb.
Oh, what a Christ-a Christ of beauty, a
Christ of power. There are not enough
cups on earth to dip up this ocean ol
beauty. There are not ladders to scale
these heiahts of love. Oh. thou flower
of et rnity, thy breath is the perfume of
l.eaven. Oh, thou daybreak of the
soul, let all nation clap their hands in
thy radience. Chorus! Conme men
and angels and cherubim and seraphimi
and archangel, all heights, all deths, all
immensitits. Chorus! Roll on through
the heavens in chariot of universal ae
claim, over bridges of hosanna, tinder
arches of coronation. by the towers chim
ing with eternal jubilee. Chorus! Unto
him that loved us and washed us from
our sins in his own blood, and made us
kings and priests unto God, to him bc
SAh! there is one word of live letter
that I would like to write; but I have no
sheet fair enough to write it on, and no
pencil good enough to inscribe it. Give
me a sheet from the heavenly records.
and some pencil used by anaels in des
cribing a victory andl then with haud
struck with supernatural energy, and
with pencil dipped in everlasting morn
ins, I wvill write it out in capitals of love:
j-~E-S-U-S, Jesus! It is this One that is
w.an for yon and for me, for we are
:n the same platform before God. Hoi
long he waited for me! How long lie ba,
waited for you! Waiting as a banquetei
waits for his delayed guests, the meatU
smoking, and the beakers brimming, and
the minstrel with his finger on the string
ready to strike at the first clash of the
hoofs at the gateway. Waiting as a
mother waits for a boy that ten yearE
agio went off dragging her bleeding
eart after him. ;Waiting. Oh, can you
aot Live me some comparison intense
enough, importunate enough high as
heaven, deed as hell, and vast as eter.
aity? Not expecting that you can helr
me with such a comparison, I simply saN
ae is waiting only as an all-sympathetic
Christ knows how the wait for a wander
Bow the knees and kiss the Son,
Come and welcome, sinner, come.
But I remark again, not noly Christ is
waiting, but the Holy Spirit is waiting,
Why are some sermons a dead failure'
Dby are there song that do not get theit
oving under the people? Why are thers
players that go no bigher up than a
unter's halloo Because there is a miss
ng link that only the Holy Spirit can
nake. If that Spirit should come tbrough
his assemblage this morning, there
ould be a power felt like that wher
aul was unhorsed on the road to Da.
nascus; like as when Lydia's heart was
)roken in her tine store like as whet
>,000 souls were lifted out of midnighi
nto midnoon at the pentecost. Do you
otice that sometimes that spirit takes
in insignificant agency to save a soul? I
Lhink it is very often that at just one
passage of Scripture, just one word oi
sriptur., a soul is saved becaused the
Eloly Spirit gives it supernatural power.
Do you kilow what it was that saved
Martin Luther? It was that one verse:
The just shall live by faith." Do you
know what it was that brought Augus
due from. his horrible dissiations? 11
as that one verse: Put ye on the Lord
Jesus Christ. add make no provision for
the flesh. to fulfil the lusts thereof." Do
vou know what it was that saved Hedley
Vicars, the celebrated soldier? It was
the one passage: "Believe in the Lord
Jesus Cnrist and thou shalt be saved.'
Do you know what it was that broughi
Jonathan Edwards to Christ? It was
the one passage; "Now unto him be
zlory for evet and ever."
One Thanksgiving morning In church
[ read my text, "O, give thanks unto the
Lord'. for he is good," and a young mar
tood in the gallery and said to himself:
"I have never rendered one acceptable
ffering of gratitude to God in all my
life. Here, Lord, I am thine forevere.'
By that one passage of Scripture he wa
brought into the kingdom, and if I mighi
tell my own experience, I might tell hoA
one Sabbath afternoon I was brought tc
Lhe peace of the'Gospel by reading of the
Syro-Phoniciar's cry to Christ wher
she said: "Even the dogs eat of the
crumbs that fall from the master's table.'
Philoscphic sermons never saved any
body. Metaphysical sermons never savec
anybody. An earnest plea going righ
out of the heart blessed of the Hol1
Ghost, that is what says, that is wha
brings people into the kingdom of Christ
I suppose the world thought tha
Thomas Chalmers preached great ser
mons in his early ministry, but Thoma,
Chalmers says he never preached at al
until years after he had occupied a pul
pit he came out of his sick room, an<
weak and emaciated, he stood and toh
the story of Christ to the people. An
in the great day of eternity it will b
found that not so much the eloquen
sermons brought men to Christ as th
story told, i erhaps by those who wer
unknown on earth, the simple story o
the Saviour's love and mercy, sent by thi
power of the Holy Ghost. straight to thi
heart. Come, Holy Ghiostr Ay, h
is here this morning. He 1ills all thi
place. I tell you the Holy Ghosti
Then I go <n and tell you the churc]
is ready. There are those here who say
"No one cares for my soul." We d<
care for it. You see a man bowing hi
head in prayer and you say: "That mai
is indifferent." That man bows his hwal
in prayer that the trute may go t
every heart . The air is full of prayers
They are going up this morning fron
this assembly. Ihundreds of prayer
straig it to the throne of a ltsteding God
Thie air is full of prayers-prayers as
cending noon by noon from Fulton stree
prayer meeting. Friday night by Frida:
night all over this land, going up fron
praying circless. Yea, there is not
minute of an hour of any day that ther!
are n'.t supplications ascending to thi
throne of mercy. The church is read:
And if you should this moning star
for your Father's house, there would b
hundreds and thousands in this assem
bige who would say if they iknew it
"Make room for that man, make roon
for him at the holy sacrament; bring thii
silver bowl for hiis baptism; give hin
full right to all the privileges of th
:hurchi of Jesus Christ.
Oh. I know tbere are those who sa:
the church is a mass ot hypocrites, bu
ter do not really think so. It is:
glorious church. Christ :purchased it
Christ built it. Christ swung all it:
gates. Christ .curtained it with uphio
sterv, crimson with crucihxion carnage
Come into it. I do not pick out thi
man or that man and sal: "You ma:
cone." I say all may come--whove
wil, "Come with us and we will di
you gzood. The Lord had promised goo
We are a garden walled around
Chosen and made peculiar ground,
A little piot enciosed by grace
Out of the world wild wiiderness.
Do not say you have never been iu
vited. I invite you now to the Kingr
feast. One and all. All! All! But I g
further aud tell y ou that the ancels ar
ready. some people think when w
speak about angeis we are getting int
the region of fancy. They say it is vern
well fo,1 a man when he has just entere
the ministry to preach about the ar
gels of heaven, but after hie has g.one o:
erther it is hardly worth while. M
friends, there is not any more evidenc
in the 1L ble that there is a God than tha
there are ange s. Did they not swarn
around Jacob's laddery When Lazaruw
soul went up di~d they not escort it? Di
not David sa', "The chariots of Go
are 20,000, even thousands of angelsy
Are they not representedl as the chit
harvester or the judment day? Did nc
one augel in one night slay 180.000O
Senacherib's troops? Oh, yes, ot
world is in communication with tw
other worlds. All that communicatio
is;by angels. When a had man Is to die
a man who has despised God and rejecte
the Gospel, bad spirits come on sulphu:
os wingr and they shackle him and tr
o push him oil' the precipices into rui
and they hft a guiraw~ of diaibolical exu:
tation. But there is a line of angelh
bright and beautiful and loving angels
mighty angels, reaching all the way fro:
earth to Heaven, and when others gathe
like them I suppose the air i- full<
Ithem. They hover. They flit abou
Te push down iniquity from 501
heart. They are ready to rejoice.
Look! There is an angel from the
throne of God. One moment ago it
stood before Christ and heard the dox
ology of the redeemed. It is here now.
Bright immortal, what news from the
golden city? Speak, spirit blest. The
answer comes melting on the air: "Come,
come, for all things are now ready." An
gels ready to bear the tidings. Angels
ready t> drop the benediction. Angels
ready to kindle the joy. All ready.
Ready, cherubim and seraphim, Ready,
thrones, and principalities and powers.
Ready, Michael, the arch angel.
Yes, I go further and say that your
gloriffed kindred are reaev. I have not
any sympathy with modern spiritualism.
I believe it is born in perdition. When
I see the ravages in makes with human
intellects, when I see the homes it has de
vastated, wheh I see the bad morals that
very often follow in its wake, I have no
faith in modern spiritualism. I think if
John Milton and George Whitfield have
not anything better to do than to crawl
under Rochester's table and rattle the
leaves they had better stay home in glory.
But tue Bible distinctly teaches that the
glorified in heaven are in sympathy wit h
our redemption. "There is joy in heaven
among the angels of God over one sin
ner that repenteth," and if the angels
hear it do not our departed kindred there
hear it? There are those there who
toiled for your salvation, and when they
bade you good-by in the last hour, and
said, "Meet me in heaven." there was
hovering over the pillew the awful pos
sibility that you might not meet. But oh,
the pathos when that hand was thrust
out from the cover and they said good
by. For how long good-by was it?
Now, suppose ' ou should pass into the
kingdom of God this morning, suppose
you should say: "I'm done with the sins
of this world. Fie upon all these follies.
O Chaist! I take thee now. I take thy
service, I respond to thy love, thine I am
forever"-why, before the tear of repen
tance had dried on your cheek, before
your first prayer had closed, the angel
standing with the message for thy soul,
would ;ry upward, "Ie is coming!" and
angels poising mid-air would cry up
ward: "He is coming!" sll along the
line of light from doorway to doorway,
from wing tip to wing tip, the news
would go upward till it reached the
gate, and then it wonid flash to the house
of many mansions, and find your kindred
out, and those before the throne would
say: "Rejoice with me my prayers are
answered. Give me another harp with
which to strike the joy. Saved, saved.
At Kenilworth Castle, I told you. they
stopped the clocks when Queen Eliza
beth arrived, that the hind of time might
point to that moment as the one most
significant and tremeadous; but if this
morning, the King should enter the cas
tle of your soul, well might you stop all
the clocks and have the finger of time
pointing to this moment as the most
stupendous in allyour life. Would that
I could come all through these aisles and
all through these gallaries, not simply
addressing yon perfunctorily, but taking
you by the hand as a brother takes a
brother by the hand, and saying to one
and all, to each: "Come, come, the door
is open, enter now and sit down at the
Oid man, God has been waiting for
thee long years. Would that some tear
of repentance might trickle' down thy
wrinkled cheek. Has not Christ done
enough in feeding thee and clothing thee
all these years to win from thee one
word of gratitude? Come, all the young.
Christ is the fairest of the fair. Wait
not till thy heart gets hard. Come, the
furthest away from Christ. Drunkard,
Christ can put out the fiue of thy thirst.
He can restore thy broken home. lie
can break that shackle. Come now, to
day, and get his pardon and its strength.
And the one further off. further than I
have mentioned, a case not so hopeful
as I have mentioned, self-righteous man.
feeling thyself all right, having no need
of Christ, no need of pardon, no need of
help-0 self-righteous man! dost thou
think in those rags thou canst enter the
feast? t'hou canst not. God's servant
at the gate would tear off' thy robe and
leave thee naked at the gate. 0 self
righteous man! the last to come. Come
to the feast. Come, repent of thy sin.
Come, take Christ for thy portion.
Day of grace going away. Shadows
-on the cliff reaching further and further
over the plain. The banquet has al
ready begun. Christ has entered into
that banquet to which you are invited.
The guests are taking their places, The
servant of the king has his hand on the
door of the banqueting-room, and lie
begins to swing it shut. Now is your
time to go in. Now is my time to enter.
I must go in. You must go in. He is
swinging the door shut. Now, it is halt
shut. Now, it is three-fourths shut.
Now, it Is just ajar. Alter awhile it
will be forever shut!
Why will ye waste on trifling cares
That life which God's compasion sparest
IWhile in the endless round of thought
The one thingneedful Is forgot.
Tragedy in a Church.
NAsHvILLE, May 13.- A special from
Birmingham, Ala., says: "L. F. Burgess
shot and fatally wounded Sam G. At
wood at Pleasant Valley church, two
miles South of Atalla, yesterday after
noon. They were both inembers of the
church. A bout two months ago Burges's
son attempted to rape Atwood's daugh
ter for which offense young Burgess
ied the country. Hard feellings have
existed between the parties ever since.
and an altercatioii has been feared.
When the matter was b-oughmt for ad
-justment in the church between the
Sbrethren, and while the committee who
)had the matter in hand were retired, the
Bbelligerents decided to fight, and began
with the above result. Marion Smith,
Sby interferring, received a stray shot
Sthrough the hand. The shooting occur
jred in the church which was tilled with
people to the utmost capacity, but fort
Sunately none were shot except Smith
and A',wood. Burgess, the elder, escap
ed. Fifteen shots were exchanged.
H lan Off With a Blind Girl.
COBJnECTON, N. Y., May 13.-M. S.
Tyler, a leading bnsiness man of D)a
mascus, Penn., across the D~eleware
SRiver from this place, had lived happi
ly with his wife and family for many
Syeas. Some days ago he disappeared,
rand about the same time a y oung blind
Sgirl, a daughter of the most conspicuous
family in this part of the Dele ware Val
rley, was missed. A brother of the girl
Straced her to New York and back to
Middleton, Orange County, where he
found her living with Tyler. All the
dbrother's efforts to induce her to return
home were of no avail. The girl recent
yly became of age and obtained $12,000,
ua bequest from her father, who died a
few years ago. She is said to have made
over her money and property to Tyler.
A Cloud Burst.
LuIERTY, M. N., May 12.-A party of
rcampers near here were washed away
fby a cloud burst. E. J. Willcox was
drowned, and others had a narrow es
MAJOR TERPILLS TALK.
EXPOUNDING ALLIANCE PURPOSES,
TEACHINGS AND REQUIREMENTS.
What t he Alliance Obligation Demands
The Third Party--Place of the Order
Between the Parties-The Currency
Question and the Sub-Treasury Ell.
(lREENVILLE, S. C., May 13.-Lectur
er Terrill, of the National Farmers' Al
liance and Industrial Union, spoke to
about 300 people at the city park yes
terday. A few of this number were
ladies. The male part of the audience
was made up of city people and country
people, the farmers, of course, being in
a large majority.
The foot of the stand was decorated
with stalks of wheat, oats and rye and
ears of corn and flowers. The lecturer
arrived at the grounds shortly after 11
o'clock. On the stand were the Hon.
M. L. Donaldson, manager of the State
alliance exchange, H. B. Buist, presi
dent of the Greenville county alliance,
the Rev. J. A. Sligh, of N?wberry, J.
Wm. Stokes, editor of the Cotton Plant
and others of prominence in alliance
circles. The Hon. George Washington
Shell, of Laurens, sat with the audience.
The farmers present were of the intelli
gent class and they listened attentiyely
to the conservative remarks or Major
The exercises were opened with pray
er by the Rev. John 0. Wilson. Chair
man Buist then introduced Major Ter
rill. Tne lecturer spoke for over two
hours and at the conclusion some one
in the audience wanted him to continue
another hour. The substance of Major
Terrill's address is as follows:
My friends: Again 1am here to speak
in behalf of the Farmers' Alliance and
Industrial Union. Many things have
occurred since I last saw you. Our
great organization has increased so
that the way it goes so will the election
go in 1892. The organization is a pow
erful one. We meet here to dlscuss
those things that are important to us,
to see where we are discriminaied
against. We are organized for the pnr
pose of each other's advancement, so
cially, financially and otherwise. We
are opposed to class legislation and we
think that the financial management of
the government is iniquitous. It is
sure to destroy popular government if
it c mtinues. The duty of the alliance
men is to discuss this question and all
other questions that are of deep inter
esr to them.
Speaking of the objects of the alli
ance for the mutual advancement of
its members, Major Terrill said that
they were to bring the farmers into
ci-ser social relations, to destroy pre
judices, local and national. The farm
-rs had had too little social intercourse
with each other. The obligations alli
&.nce men took were to help each other.
Prejudice was one of the main evils the
alliance should eradicate. It was re
sporsible for the condition of things to
day. No man is fit to hold office who
is narrow minded and prejudiced. "The
Farmers' alliance is making war on
prejudice," he said, "and I am opposed
to that prejudice that prevents the
unity of tne people. The alliance
doesn't propose to discuss questions
with prejudice. You have got no right
to bring your political prejudices into
the alliance." Alliance members must
help a brother when he is sick and if
need be plant his crop. They must as
sist a brother who has taken the wrong
course in anything; they must kill out
immorality, and while the alliance is
not a temperance organization he did
not believe that a member canconscien
tiously take the obligation and roll in
the streets drunk. Tlhe alliance is op
posed to whiskey drinking and urges
every brother to prevent another from
In speaking of the prejudices that the
alliance is doing away with, Major Ter
rill said that the chasm that once stood
between the farmers of Kansas and
South Carolina was being closed. The
first applause of the day was when he
spoke of John J. Ingalls' political death
in Kansas. The farmers of the South
should do the same thing if a man is
lilled with prejudice like Ingalls.
Tne four leading grounds of the Alli
ance were the refusal to give lands to
aliens, or America for Americans; the
railroad transportation of the country
in charge of the govern meut; an honest
and equal division of taxes; that every
dollar shall be a dollar and the circula
tion increased to $50 per capita. to be
distributed fairly among the people.
Under this last question came the sub
After stating that the alliance has
made certain demands, and before be
ginning a discussion of these demands,
Major Terrill said that to discuss these
issues calmly and clearly the farmer
needed mlore political education. lie
held that the alliance must not become
a party and would quit it when it did
so. They can have nothing to do with
the Democratic, Republican or third
party as alliance men, but as individu
als they could do as they pleased and
vote for their own interests. They
mustn't have leaders that they would
pin their faith to blindly. The princi
ples of the order were above any man.
In the Farmers' Alliance they sought
the truth and tried to elevate princi
ples. If they voted for a man solely
because he was a member of the order
they prostituted their order, bnt if they
found that he represented their posi
tions vote for him. The howl of the
newspapers about a third party was a
howl for nothing, so far as the allhance
as an order is concerned. It had noth
inst to (do with it.
The (question of public lands is, he
said, an important one. Is it ;best for
foreigners to own our lands? I say, a
thousand times, no. Let America be
for Americans. Let the foreigners be
come A mericans before the government
gives them land. The speaker advised
every farmer to own his home, If the
lands are monopolized popular . govern
nment will cease to exist. To make it
self loved the govern ment should assist
every man to own his home.
I am not satisfied with the present
system of transportation. We hold
that transportation, without govern
ment control robs the people and con
trols the markets. The railroads con
trolled the wheat market. Last year
in the West they divided up the terri
tory among themselves and bought
wheat and ~sold it back to the fartners
at a protit of 200 per cent. Think about
it. The railroads can build up or tear
down a city. They can starve little
towns and break up markets, You see
the necessity for a change. The allh
ance demands that the government lix
rigid rules for the control of the roads
and when they do wrong forfeit their
charter. WXe are opposed to discrimi
nationi and all must be treated alike on
The linancial question is a big one.
The taxes of the country are unequal.
The rich man pays less in proportion
than the poor man. The farmers bear
the burden of the government, and wve
demand that every man pay tax in pro
portion to his wealth. I hold that the
demands of the Farmers' Alliance are
right. I hold that the downfall of
every nation has been from the power
of mn-e tonnpess We pay the debts
and they create them. Our demands,
are radical and directly contrary to the
policies now pursued. The men who
have dictated the policy are the ones
with tne money. Let a Wall street
man become a farmer and he will make
the same demands we are making.
What are you farmers going to do if
you don't discuss the finance? There
is only one hone for the finance of the
country and that is for the man who
hasn't got a dollar to get coatrol. The
time has come when you must send
men to Congress who will represent
your views. There are Democrats and
Democrats, and if one don't suit you,
Every dollar ought to be legal tender.
A dollar that is good with the bond
holders ought to be good anywhere.
The next demand of the Alliance is
that the circulation be increased to $50
per capita. There is good reason for
it. It now takes more of our products
to pay the debt than it did in 1865
when the debt was over two billions of
dollars. Ignoring of the people's inter
est with immunity makes those in con
trol of affairs bold. They can run gold
up to suit themselves. Some men say
we don't want the free coinage of sil
ver. It will increase the currency, and
will make the bonds easier paid. Over
a billion dollars is to be paid in fifteen
years. Free silver to pay it will beneit
63,000,000 people while a few will not
longer get the chance to enrich them
selves. There is every reason why the
currency should be extended and
the control of the currency taken
out of the hands of a few. It will in
crease the price of everything and
that's what we want. Gold is the best
money now because it pays all debts
public and private. Silver can be
made to do the same thing.
They say the government is not a
pawnshop. I don't know why. It
hoards up all the gold and loans money
on bonds. If the government loans
money on bonds I don't see why it
can't lend itto us on land. I believe that
the United States government ought to
control all the circulation. I don't ap
prove of a single dollar that is not
guaranteed by the government, and
then we demand that it should circu
late to the advantage of all men. Why
can't land be used to distribute the
money as well as bonds and securities?
John C. Calhoun wanted to know why
the government charged the people for
money when it could extend it to them
direct on a land basis. There is so
much money in circulation that it can't
be redeemed by gold and silver. This
g overnment doesn't need gold behind
er currency. This is the grandest
nation God lets the sun shine on, and
when lt says a greenback is worth $5.00
every nation will accept as such. Some
smart alecks say that the demands of
the farmers are unconstitutional, that
they are for class legislation, &c. How's
that, when only one out of every 50,000
people get the benefits of the financial
policy of the government? The goy
ernmet is a pawn shop. It is a storage
house to-day. If it is this way for one
why not for another? When the money
is distributed direct to the people it
will become the servant and not the
master. National banks were estab
lished as distributors. We offer to dis
tribute it by giving our lands as secur
The sub-treasury scheme is not in
tended to increase the circulation- It
will make a flexible currency. There
are three points of this question to dis
1. Is there a necessity for that flexi
2. Is the basis for that flexible cur
3. Will it cure the abuses that we
complain of to-day?
I am ready to answer any question
that may be put to me. It should be
that the amount of money in circula
tion and the amount of produce for
sale keep pace with each other. If the
circulation keeps up with the amount
of produce there will be stability of
price. That's why we need and why
we want a flexible currency. It will be
good for everybody but the speculator.
The merchant and manufacturer are
not to blame for the fluctuation in the
price of goods. The average fluctua
tion in the price of goods for sixty
years has been 40 per cent. We hold
that we can make a flexible currency
by farm products as a basis.
"What number of officers will the
sub-treasury create ?" asked a man in
"The alliance demands will not create
a single appointive officer. They will
be elected by the people who wili also
decide where the sites of the ware
houses shall be." The principles of the
sub-treasury will live forever. Is the
security we offer good ? It's not gold
but it has a gold value. If the govern
ment can make a money basis out of
bonds it can do it out of corn, cotton
and other products. The sub-treasury
is on the same plan as a man who own
bonds. There is no difference. It is
the power of the government to dis
tribute money. Give us a flexible cur
rency without a warehouse and we will
take it and drop the warehouse p.art.
When the interest of the farmers is ad
vanced that of the lawyer, merchant
and doctor is advanced. The newspa
pers have never done the sub-treasury
justice. They have never discussed
the principles of it and say it is fool
I am here to educate the lecturers to
place before our organization our dle
mands, and I am organizing to (10 it.
The discussion of these questions don't
hurt anybody. Our order is the grand
est organization on the earth because
it has a bsolute truth for its mottoes.
The speaker said when the Democratic
party refused to listen to the demands
of the people it would lose one humble
Mlajor Terrell advised his audience
not to fall out with the newspapers for
fair criticisms. We have the intelli
gence to open up their sophistry.
When the press seeks to break up our
orgauization and does not want to (10
right then you can turn upon it in your
wrath. Malicious newspaper attacks
destroy your best efforts. When they
get down to slander they are too dirty
to handle, Hie also advised them not
to entertain prejudice against men of
The exercises closed with prayer by
the Rev. J. A. Clifton.
The Cieveland Democracy.
BUFFALO, May. 13.--The Cleveland
Democracy, Buffalo's foremost poiltical
organization. having a membership up
wards of 1,700 opened its very spacious,
elegant and conveniently appointed new
club house on Washington street this
evening with ex-President Cleveland as
a guest and the speaker of the occasion.
Cleveland was greeted with the wildest
cheering, long continued and often re
peated. The president of the cluib, IHer
bert P. Bissell, delivered an address up.
on the purposes and growth of the or
ganization, and in welcome to its distin
guished patron and guest, Cleveland,
who appeared in splendid health and
spirits, replied with a speech which was
received most enthusiastically, every
point being recognized with applause
and cheers. After the exercises in the
assembly hall, Cleveland, assisted by
prominent Democrats of the city and
County, held a reception in the front
drawing room of the club house to which
the geal pubic was admitted.
COLUMMIIA'S UEN I ii-N AL.
ONE OF THE GRANDEST AFFAIRS
EVER HELD IN THE STATE.
General Hampton Speaks-Thousands of
Visitors-Grand Military Parade--Gov.
Tiliman Heads the Military Procession
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 1.-The Cen
teunial Celebration opened last Wed
nesday and ended on Friday. It was a
complete success from beginning to
end. Thousands of people were m at
tendance, and everything passed off
most pleasantly. Main street was
spanned by numerous arches and the
city was decorated with flags and fes
toons. A rain which set in on Tuesday
night and which continued off and on
to the end of the celebration, did some
damage to the decorations, but could
not dampen the order of the enthusias
tic Columbians or their visitors.
On Wednesday the celebration was
opened by a speech from Gen. lamp
ton at the fair grounds. The assem
bling of the military and the other
features of the civic procession was
amid strains of music and the cheers of
the multitude. There were possibly
15,000 people on Main street when the
various sections of the long line were
being marshalled into position.
The line of march to the Fair grounds
was formed as follows:
Cordon of police.
Carriage containing Gen. Hampton,
the Rev. Dr. Ellison Capers, Mayor Mc
Master and Dr. W. C. Fisher.
Confederate Survivors, mounted and
Carriages containing State and city
officials and invited guests.
Palmetto Regiment Band.
Palmetto Fire Company.
The marshals of the parade were:
John Taylor, chief; W. H. Gibbes. Jr.,
D. H. Crawford, G. A. Guignard, John
W. Dunnovant, F. Goodwyn, Frank
Hampton, J. K. Alston.
In the carriages following that of the
orator of the day were the following
gentlemen in the order named:
The Hon. M. C. Butler. the Hon. Wil
liam Elliott, the lion. W. H. Brawley,
the Hon. J. J. Hemphill.
Col. R. W. Shand, Congressman Geo.
D. Johnstone, Ex-Governor John C.
Sheppard, Ex-Governor Hugh S.
Col. Thomas Taylor, the Hon. W. L.
Mauldin, J. P. Thomas, Jr., the Hon.
John T. Rhett.
J. C. Hemphill. editor of The News
and Courier; J. K. Blackman and mem
bers of the executive committee.
Capt. C. J. Iredell, Aldermen J. R.
Allen, J. M. Smith, J. I. Green.
Col. D. Cardwell, Aldermen E. J.
Brennen, J. S. Dunn. H. J. lennies.
Col. S. A. Pearce, Wm. Muller.
Governor Tiliman, Secretary of State
J. E. Tindal. Attorney General Y. J.
Pope, Superintendent of Education H.
Capt. George Bruns, Alderman W.
As the line moved up the streets the
crowds cheered their favorites, and the
enthusiasm was at times intense.
Long before the procession had come
in sight of the Fair grounds, and while
yet the bands of music were only faint
ly heard -in the distance, throngs of
people began crowding into the gal
eries of the main building and secured
seats for hearing the oration of the day
by Gen. Wade Hampton. A few mo
ments later the head of the procession
appeared in sight
The carriages containing the distin
guished guests of the occasion dashed
into the ground. The ConfeJerate
Survivors filed around the right of the
grounds and came to the stage, follow
ing Gen. H.amnpton, who was escorted
to his seat. by Major 31eMaster on one
side and by Dr. W. C. Fisher, the presi
dent of the Centennial Association, Oni
the other. As the grapd old nero as
cended the steps and apneared with un
covered head in full view of the multi
tudle a cheer went up from the throats
of the men which made the welkin
ring, and from the galleries thou
sands of kidlgloved hands clapped an
The scene in the galleries at this mo
ment was very picturesque and inspir
ing. The bright colors of the ladies'
gowns, the fluttering of their dainty
kerchiefs, their bright faces and flash
ing eyes made up a picture calculated
to make even the old veteran's heart
burn again with the thrill and passion
Immediately following Gen. Hlamp
-on upon the stage were distinguished
Carolinians who had come here to re
joice with Columbia In her glory and
her pride. Among these were: Con
gressman W. H. Brawley, Congressman
J. J. Hemphill, United States Senator
M. C. Butler, Congressman George
Johnstone. Ex-Governor Sheppard, Ex
Attorney 'Gen. Earle. State Senator
Woodward, Ex-Lieutenant Gov. Maul
din. Ex-Governor Hugh S. Thompson,
Col. A. IP. Butler, Major J. C. Ilemphill,
of The News and Courier, Col. Thomas
Taylor, Cal. S.A. Pearce, Ei-Attorney
General Leroy F. You mans, Major L.
W. Youmans, Solicitor 0. M. Shumnpert,
Governor Tillman, State Senator Sloan,
Mr. 1R. W. Shand, Secretary of State
Tindal, Attornwy General Y. J. Pope,
Superintendent of Ed ucation M-iytield,
Comiptroller General Ellerbe, State
Treasurer Bates. Col. RI. M. Sims, Con
gress man W. E. Elliott. Attorney Gen
eral Farley, the Rev. C. S. Vedder, Mr.
Clarence Nettles. Mr. A. A. Hlowlett at
the Charleston, Sumter and Northern
Railroad, and mnany others.
Mayor McMaster, as soon as lhe could
make himself heard, opened the meet
ing by requesting the Rev. Ellison Ca
pers to niake a blessing on the proceed
After prayer Mayor McMaster deliv
ered an address of welcomne, and then
introuced Glen. Hampton as the ora
tor of the day.
As Gen. hlampton rose to respond,
cheer, after cheer went up from the
crowd and the fair daughters of Caro
lia rose in their seats to give emphasis
to their welcome to one of the greatest
of Carolina's sons.
Gen. Hampton was attired in a dark
gray suit, and from the lappel at his
oat w~as suspended badges of the Cen
tennial committee and of the Surviv
ors' Association. The grand old mnan
as ne towered above the sea of human
tces upturned to his, with his iron
gray bair brushed back ironm his fore
head and fluttering in the breeze, made
a striking picture. his face glowed
with health, and as he warmed up with
his subject he did not look a day older
than lie did fifteen years ago as lie stood
in front of the Democratic headquar
ters in Main street and said to the
surging masses of the people: "I prom
ise you here, my friends, that, so help
me God, if I am not your Governor
there will be no Governor of South
It was only after several moments
that Gen. Hampton could proceed with
his oration. The oration was heard
with marked attention and was punc
tured by applause at almost every pe
riod. In the closing sentences, where
the orator alludes to his services to the
State and his undying devotion to her
welfare and to her people, there were
few dry eyes among the old veterans
who stood before him.
follower of ilam.n. callhd out at the
close of the oration: 'In 1876 Hamp
ton was to South Caroliua what Wash
ington was to the Colonies in 1776," a
sentiment which was cheered to the
echo. This ended the festivities for
Thursday was military day and a
grand display our :;oldier boys made
too. The following is the order of the
TIE ORDER: OF PROCEssION.
The order of prccession is given be
low. showing the participants in the
parad&. The State secured the com
p!ete list of every man in the parade,
tut owing to an unforseen and irreme
diable accident it is impossible to give
them. The order was as follows:
Platoon of mounted police under
command of Chief Higbe, and consist
ing of the sergeants and several pri
The Capital City Band, with eighteen
Governor Tillman, Adjutant General
Farley. Assistant Adjutant General
The Governor's staflf.
Maj. Gen. Moore. with Col. W. A.
Kelley, and Gen. Gerhardt Riecke.
Then come the Fourth Brigade, the
favorites of Cnarleston. This was the
first of the military column and it was
headed by Brigadier General T. A. Hu
genin and his staff consisting of Major
E. T. Legare, Major G. W. Bell, acting
adjutant; Capt. Stephen B. Bell, and
Dr. A. E. Baker, surgeon.
The Carolina Brass and Reed Band,
with fourteen pieces.
The German Fusiliers, the seniors of
the brigade, with 46 men.
The Washington Light Infantry, of
Charleston, with 28 men.
The Sumter Gu'irds, of Charleston,
with 34 men.
The Chicora Rifles, of Mt. Pleasant
with 11 men.
The Irish Volunteer Band, of Char
leston, with 1.1 men.
The Irish Volunteers, of Charleston,
with 19 men.
The Montgomery Guards. of Charles
ton, with 22 men.
Colored band of the German Artil
The German Artillery, Charleston,
including the band, 110 men.
The LaFayette Artillery, of Charles
ton, with forty-four men.
TIIE THIRD BRIGADE.
The first break in the long line of
foot soldiers came he~e, when thetroops
of the Third Brigade marched. Brig.
Gen. W. E. James and staff, consisting
of Col. James R. Sparkman, command
ing the regiment and acting adjutant;
Maj. C. P. Quattlebaum, judge advo
cate; Maj. G. D. Sparkman, acting sur
geon; Maj. P. A. Wilcox, paymaster;
headed the column on horseback. The
companies of the brigade came as fol
The Fourth Regim at Band, of Sum
ter, 19 men.
The Sumter Light Infantry, Sumter,
The Darlington Guards, of Darling
ton, 39 men.
Manning Guards, of Manning, 26
Lancaster Guards, of Lancaster, 30
Cheraw Guards, of Cheraw, 28 men.
Tbe Allen Brass Band, colored.
Then came the Hornet's Nest Rifles,
of Charlotte, the only company from
The Georgetown Rille Guards, of
Georgetown, 29 men.
The Beaufoit Volunteer Artillery, of
Beaufort, 28 men.
Gordon Rifles, of Bennettsville, 22
The Patrick Military Cadets, of An
derson. This squad was composed of
30 fine looking youths who were much
Gordon Volunteers, of Blackville, 28
Palmetto Ridles, of Aiken, 28 men.
Edisto Rifles, of Edgefield, 27 men.
'TIIE SECOND BRIGADE.
Gen. Richbourg and staff, consisting
of Brig. Gen. R. N. Richbourg, Maj.
and Adjt. Gen. W. A. Metts, Maj.
Charles Newnham, Maj. H. C. Patton,
Maj. T. II. Meighan, Maj. L. W. C. Bla
The officers of the regiment, some
mounted and some orn foot were: Col.
Wilie Jones, Lieut. Cel. George K.
Wright, Maj. J. K. MarshalL. Adjt. M.
H. Brennen, Sergt. Maj. W. E. Gon
The Gordon Light Infantry, Winns
boro, with 3J4 men.
The Richmond Volunteers, cf Co
lumbia, with 46 men.
The Edisto Rifles, of Orangeburg,
with 28 men.
The Governor's Guards, of Columbia,
The Catawb.a Rifles, of Rock Ilill,
with 30 men.
The Lexington Rifles, of Lexington,
with 31 men.
The Jenkins Rifles, of Yorkville,
with 27 men.
The Lee Light Infantry, of Chester,
with 33 men.
The Columbia Zouaves, of Columbia
-the only Zouave Company in the line
-with 34 men.
The Fort Motte Guards, of Fort
Motte, 19) men.
The Abbeville Rifles, of Abbeville,
with 20 men.
The Greenville Guards with 24 men.
The MIorgan Rifles, of Clifton, with
The column passed in review before
Governor Tillman and staff on Elm
wood avenue. The captains saluted
and the men brought their arms to a
carry as they passed, and the Governor
and staff acknowledged the salute by
lifting their hats. At the fair grounds
the troops were dismissed, some of
them going to their hotels. The Gov
ernor and staff, with the staff and com
pany oflicers, spent a pleasant half
hour together, and the Governor took
dinner with the soldiers at the grounis
instead of entertaining his staff at the
Executive Mansion, as he had intend
ed. After the parade the Columbia
Zouaves gave a fancy drill, which was
Dutring the course of the dinner Gov
ernor Tillman, in response to loud calls
rom the soldiers, made a brief speech.
Ie said he was glad of th~e opportunity
of meeting the military of the State,
and it was with great pleasure that he
had observed that they were not daunt
ed by the wveather, but had marched
well ~through mud and rain. dleterm
ied to do their duty in honor of the
capital of the State. There were very
few or those present who had worn the
gray, but there were very few of them
who hadl not had relatives in the
struggle, and all of them could ap
preciate the deeds of the old soldiers.
ie referred to the fact that nearly
all of them were visiting military, and
he begged leave to extend to them the
thanks of the State for the courtesy
they hail shown in aiding in making
the centennial a success, and he hoped
that the celebration would end as it
had begun, under very happy auspicea.
Thie remarks of the Governor were
greeted with vocifterous applause.
This ended the proceedings of Thurs
day and on Friday the Centennial
wound up with a grand trade's display.
Taken altogether the centennmal was
one of the best things of the kind ever
held in the South.
PILES OF ASHES MARK THE SITES OF
Several Counties in Michigar. Are LaN
Waste--Inhabitants Fighting Fire to
Save Their Homes-Story of Destre
DETROIT, MICI., May 12.-The hoped
for security from the recent rain did
not materalize for the panic-etricken
inhabitants of the burned district in
this state. Some idea of the vastness
of the tire district can be gained from
the fact that almost anytwo of the dozen
counties now filled with fire is as large
as the whole state of Rhode Islsnd.
The Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern
Michigan railroad has been obliged to -
abandon all attempts to rn cars north
of the Clare county line. A freight
train and crew had a narrow
ESCAPE FROM CREMATION
yesterday. The ties in many places
were so badly burned that the rails
spread when the train went over.
When near Moore's siding one of the
cars in the center of the train was de
railed and the train crew were obliged
to abandon the rear part of the train
after working until the cars began t6
smoke. Before they reached Farwell
there was another derailment, and all
but three of the train of eighteen cams
were left to their fate. Three of the
trainmen were badly blistered. The
wind shifted and droie the fire to the
southwest and into Newaygo, Mecosta
and Oceana counties. Cook's Station
and BarLon, both in the line of the fire
have not been heard from and are
SUPPOSED TO BE DESTROYED.
West Troy, a few miles north of Oti,
has been environed by fire since early
yeste-day morning and is supposed to
be in ashes.
Reports from Cadillac, Wexford
county state that the inhabitants of all ;W
the villages in the county have been
out fighting fire for the past threedays,
,and many of the smailer places -are
wiped off the face of the earth. Where
Nivarna and Tremont,onthe Flint and
Pere Marquette road once stood, there
is nothing now but piles of ashes.
The village of Lake has not been A
heard from since its last appeal for help.
SWEEPING THROUGH THE WOODS
near Red Cloud, Newaygo county,
while more than 100 miles away, across
the state, the little hamlet of Taft is in
a gulf of flame.
Monton in Wexford county, abovi
Cadillac is cut off from communication
with the outside world.
The latest news from Traverse city is
to the effect that the entire population
is out fighting fire. Millions upon mil
lions of logs are burning all over the
centre of the state.
FOREST FIRES IN WISCONSIN.
POMBINA, Wis., May 12.-Forest fires
have broken out along the line of thi
Soo road between this place and Her
mansville, and are burning with a vigor
that bodes no good to the cedar inter
ests unless rain descends very soom
Just across the Wisconsin line from
the station of Menominee river,;on the
Soo, the line of five can be seen from
the railroad, which burns as far north
as the eye can reach, and from the im
mense volume of smoke which arises it
is plain to see that the fire runs back a
long distance north from the railroad.
There has been no rain of conse
quence in this locality for two weeks
or more, and everything is as dry as
A RAGING SEA OF FIRE.
WHITE CI.OUD, MICHi., May 12.-Five
upper townships in this county have
been a surging sea of fire ever since
Sunday, and it is believed that not a
single one of the small hamlets is left.
Field's Station, with its four saw mills
and general store, is no more, and 300
people who lived there Sunday are to
day without a home or a roof to cover
their heads. Otis, or Dingman, as it is
known to the postal authorities, 1s but
a collection of smoking ruins, with 200
people who called the place home
standing around in despair.
Park City, in Lincoln township,
WENT OUT IN FIRE
and smoke yesterday morning. Noth
ing is left of the cluster of small houses
that marked the place. Lily Station Is
hardly worth the name of stationras
only a small hotel and a smaller rail
road station are left to mark the towfl
site. Freight cars without number and
logging trains melted away into ashes
on the tracks, where they stood await
ing their loads of lumber.
DESTRUCTIVE FOREsT FIREs.
WARREN, PA., May 12.-Forest fires
in this section have caused aheavy loss
to the oil men. The fire started Satur
day afternoon, and a strong wind blow
ing encouraged it yesterday afternoon
and to-day, when great damage was
done. It was fiercely fought and final
ly extinguished. The loss to tanks, oil,
rigs, and to oil property aloneis estima
ted at fully $150,000.
BEYOND HUMAN CONTROL.
HUNTINGTON, PA., May 12.-Qver
four thousand acres of valuable timb~r
lands ire aflame within a radius of se'v. -
en miles of this place, and in distant
parts of the county woodland is being
swept away to an alarming extent.
Mountain fires are beyond all human
control and can only be extinguished
The farmers in the whole burning
district have sustained irreparable
losses to fencing, and hundreds of acres
of growing grain have been ruined.
The fires originated from either rail
roads or wandering bands of Gypsies.
THlE DAMAGE ENORMOUS.
BIELLEFoNTE. PA., May 12.-The
damage done by forest fires that have
been raging throughout the county has
been something enormous. All along
the Buffalo Run railroad, through near
ly e very patch of timber, the fire has
raged, burning miles and wiles of fence,
orchards, valuable standing and cut
timber. A number of logging camps
have been completely destroyed. The
fires still continue to rage with unaba
ted fury in many places not yet burned
over, it being a hopeless task to fight
them. The loss will run into hundreds
ot thousands of dollars.
A Startling Discovery.
CIsCINNALI, May 7.-Dr. W. Dickore,
the analytic chemist, who is examinma
the viscera of W. B. Snooks, the dea
groom of the unfortunate Snooks-Herr
wedding feast, says there have been
many such cases in the Ohio V alley and
nowhere else, and that he is satisfied the
poi jioning came throngh milk used at
the wedding, the milk having become
tainted by the cow eating a poisonous
plant as yet unknown to botanmsts, and
growing particularly in the Kentucky
Blue Grass region.
He still Lives.
LOUIsVILLE, May 13.-Win. Rowe, a
brakeman on the J. M. and I. train, was
thrown between the cars at Jefferson
ville, Ind., and horribly mutilated. At
last accounts, the man was alive, al
though his chest is torn open so that his
heart can be seen through the en
membranes. Both legs andhi
were also broken.