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THE ISLE'OF PALMS.
WORK OF CHRISTIAN M;SSIONARIES
- IN CEYL:ON.
Nature. Luxurianice Add- Weig1ht to tile
Belief that it I- the site of thw Gzarden
of Eden-christianity 3niat Triumph'
Over Hilto superstitiion.
.BROOKLYN. .Jan. 13.-Iln continuing
his series of round the world sermons
tirough the press the Rev. Dr. Tal
mage today choosef or his subject"Cey
lon,. the Isle of Palms," the text se
lected being. "The ships of Tarshish
first," (Isaiah 1x. 9.)
The Tarshish of my text by many
commentators is supposed to be the
island of Ceylon. upon which the
seventh sermon of the round the
world series lands us. Ceylon was
called by the Romans Taprobane.
John Milton called it "Golden Cher
senese." Moderns have called Ceylon
"the isle of palms." "the isle of flow
ers," "the pearl drop on the brow of
India," "the ile of jewels," "the is
land of spice," "the show place of the
universe," "the land of hyacinth and
ruby. In my eyes, for scenerv it ap
peared to be a mixture of Yosemite
and Yellowstone park. All Christian
people want to know more of Ceylon.
for ther have a long while been con
tributing for its evanzelization. As
our ship from Australia approached
this island there hovered over it clouds
thick and black as the superstitions
which have hovered here for centu
ries, but the morning sun was break
inz through like the gospel light
wiich is to scatter the last cloud of
moral gloom. The sea lay along the
coast calm as the eternal purposes of
God toward all islands and continents.
We swing into theharbor of Colombo.
which is made by a breakwater built
at vast expense. As we floated into
it the water is black with boats of all
sizes and manned b, pe e of all col
ors, but chiefly Tamils " Cingalese.
Many scholars have supposed that
this island of Ceylon was the original
garden of Eden where the snake first
appeared on reptilian mission. There
are.reasons for belief that this was the
site where the first homestead was
opened and destroyed. It is so near
the equator that there are not more
than 12 degrees of Fahrenheit ditfer
ence all the year round. Perpetual
foilae, perpetual fruit and all styles
of animal life prosper. What luxuri
ance and abundance and superabund
ance of life! What styles of plumage
do not the birds sport: What styles
of scale do not the fishes reveal!What
styles of song do not the groves have
in their libretto: -
Here on the roadside andI clear out
on the beach of the sea stands the
cocoanut tree, saving: 'Take my
leares for shade. ;I'ake the juice of
myfruit foi- delecable drink. Take
my' saccharine for sugar. Take my
fiber for the cordage of your ships.
Take my ol to kindle your lamps.
Take my wood to fashion your cups
and pitchers. Take my leaves to
thatch your roofs. Take my smooth
surface on which to print your books:
Take my 30,000,000 trees covering
500,000 acres, and with the exporta
tion enrich the world. I will wave in
youir fans and spread abroad in your
umbrellas. 'I will vibrate in your
musical instruments. I will be the
scrub in brushes on your floors." Here
also stands the palm tree. sayig: "I
am at your disposal. With these arms
I fed your andestors 150 years ago~and
with these same arms I feed your des
cendapitp 150.ears from now. I defy
the enintriese" Here also stands the
nutmeg'tree',sayirng: "I am ready to
spice your beverages and enrich y-our
-=pedins,- '-and-with my sweet dust
make insipid things pltble."
Here also-ttands te.coffee plant,
syn, "With the liquid boiled from
my bryI afimrulate the nations
mo ' b morning." Here stands
, t,5saying, "With the li
q :.''m my leaflIsoothe the
& ~ nerves and stimulate the
'a conversation evening by even
Here stands the cinchona, sav ing:
"I am the foe of malaria. In a1 cli
mates my bitterness is the slaughter of
-What miracles of productiveness on
these islands! Enough sugar to sweet
en all the world's beverages. Enough
banannai to pile all the world's fruit
basketK ;Enough rice to: mix all the
wol'spddings. Enough cocoanut
to powder all the world's cakes.
Enough flowers to garland all the
But in the evening, riding' throug'h
a cinnamon grove, I first tasted the
leaves and bark of that condiment so
valuable and delicate that, transport
ed on ships, the aroma of the cinna
mon is dispelled if placed near a rival
bark. ..Of such great value is the cin
namon shrub that years ago those
who injured it in Ceylon were put to
death. But that which once was a
jungle of cinnamon is now a park of
-gentlemen's, residences. The long,
white dwelling- houses are bounde~d
with this shrub, and all other styles
of growth congregated there make a
botanical garden. Doves called cini
mon doves hop among the branches.
and crows, more poetically styled
ravens, which never could sing, but
thkthey can4 fly across the road
- iigfull-test of their vocables.
Brswhich learned their chanting
under the very eaves of heaven over
power all with their grrand march of
the tropics. The hibiscus dapples the
scene with its scarlet clusters. All
shades of brown and emerald and saf
fron and brilliance: melons, limes.
bmagnosteens, custard apples. guavas,
pineapples,jasmine so laden with aro
ma they have to hold fast to the wall.
and begonias, gloriosas on fire and
orchids so delicate other lands must
keep them under conservatory, but
here defiant of all weather, and flow
ers more or less akin to azales, and
hone ckles and floxes and fuchsias,
anc chysanthemums and rhododen
drons and foxgloves and pansies,
which dye the plains and mountains
of Ceylon with heaven.
Two processions I saw in Celon
witnin one hour, the first led by a
Hindoo priest, a huge pot of fiovers
onhis head, his face disfigured with
holv lacerations and his unwashed fol
lowers'beating as many discords from'
what are supposed to be musical instru
ments as at one time can be induced to
enter the human ear. The procession
hia*r at the door'of the huts. The oc
&upits cme dut and made obeisance
and presented sall1 contributions. In
return therefor' the priest sprinkled
.ishes u n the children who) ea:wiw
ward, 'evidently a form ui bened
iction. . Then the procession, led on
bf. the priest, started again-more
more - ashes, .more noise genu
flection. However keen one's
sense of the Iudicrous, he could find
nothing to excite even a smile in the
movements of' such a procession
meaningless, oppressive, squalid,
Returning to our carriage, we road
- on for i fe'w momients, and we camne
bn another.prodession, a kindly lady
~ledng ,oriups of native children, all
clea, bAght,.happy, laughing. They
- -iereaChristian school out for exercisei
.There seemed as much intelligence.
refinement and happiness in that re
giment of youna' Cingales as
fou would fina in the ranks
arvn Wem ap ite on teir
aft(-rjo()n walk tlhrought (en'taral park.
Ntev York. or I Iyde park. London.
The lHindoo procession illustrated on
a -SUall seale somethillg of what Hinl
dooism cani do o(ri- the world. The
Christian procession illustrated ' a
siall s sulo enictiiiig of what Chris
tianitv canl do for the world. But those
two processions were only fragiments
of two great processions ever nairch
ing across our world-the procession
blasted of superstition and the proces
sion blessed of gospel light. I saw
them in one afternoon in Ceylon.
They are to be seen in all nations.
No!thing is of more thrilling inter
est than the Christian achievements. im
this land. The Episcopal church wtis
here tie national church. but disestab
lishment has taken place, and since,
Mr. Gladstone's accomplish of that
fact.in 1SS0 all denoinations are on
equal platform. and all are doing
mightv work. America is second to
no othernation in what has been done
for Ceylon. Since IS16 she has had
her religious agents in the Jat'na pen
insula of Ceylon. The Spauldings. the
Howlands, the Drs. Poor, the Sainders
and others just as good and strong
have been ightitg back monsters of
superstition and cruelty greater than
any that ever swng the tusk or roar
ed in the jungles.
The American missionaries in Cey
lon have given special attention to
medical .instructioin and are doing
wonders in driving back the horrors of
heathen surgery. Cases of suffering
were formerly given over to the devil
worshiphers and such trotures intlict
ed as may not be described. The pa
tient was trampled by the feet of the
medical attendants. It is only of God's
merev that there is a living mother
in Cevlon. Ohi, how much Cevlon
needs, doctors and the medical classes
of native students under the care of
those who follow the example of the
late Samuel Fish Green are providing
them, so that all the alleviations, and
kindly ministries, and scientific acu
men that can be found in American
and English hospitals will soon bless
all Cevlon. In that island are 32 Am
erican'schools, 2lOCliurch of England
schools, 234 Weslevan schools. 234
Roman Catholic schools. Ah. the
schools decide most everything:
How suggestive the incident that
cnie to me in Ceylon: In a school
und'er the care of the Episcopal church
two boys were converted to Christ and
were to be babtized. An intelligent
Buddist boy said in the school, "Let
all the bovs on Ruddha's side come to
this part of the room and all the bovs
on Christ's side go to the other part of
the room." -All the boys except. twto
went on Buddha's side, and when the
two boys who were to be bapized were
scoffed at and derided - one of them
vielded and retired to Buddha's side.
But afterward that boy was very sorry
that he had vielded te the presecution
and when tie day : of baptism came
stood up beside tle b6y who remained
firm. Some one said to the boy who
had vacllated in his choice between
Buddha.and Christ, "You are a coward
and not fit for either side," but he re
plied, "I was overcome of temptation,
.bu I repent and believe." Then both
'he 'vs were baptized, and from that
iiiie the Anglican mission moved on
more and more vigorously. I will not
say which of all the deno'minations of
Cfiristians is doing the Most for the
evangelization of that island, but
know this-Ceylon will be taken for
Christ: Sing Bishogeber's hymn:
What though te 'Aicy breezes
B;ow soft over. C lon's isle.
Among' the first places I visited was
a Buddhi~st college, about 100) men
studying to become priesfs, gathered
around the teachers. Stepping- into
the building where the high priest was
instructing the class, we were apolo
getic and told them we were Amen
cans and would like to see his mode'of
teaching if he had no objections, where
upon he began, doubled up as he was
on a lounge, with his right hand play
inG' with hisfoot. In his left hand he
behd a package of bamboo leaves, on
which were written the words of the
lesson, each student holding a similar
package of bamboo leaves. The high
priest first read, and then one his stu
dents read. A group of as finely for
med young men as I ever saw sur
rounded thie venerable instructor. The.
last word of each senience was intoned.
There was in the whole scene an ear
nestness which impressed me. Not
able to understand a word of what was
said, there is a look of language and.
intonation that is the same among all'
races. That the Buddhists have full
faith in their religion no one can,
doubt. That is, in their opinion, the.
way to heaven.* What Mohammed is.
to the Mohammedan and what Christ
is to the Christian Buddha is to the'
Buddhist. We waited for a pause in
the recitation, and then, expressing
our thanks, retired.
Near -by is a Buddhist temple, on:
the altar of which before the image of:
Buddha are offerings of flowers. As:
night was comino' on we came up to a:
Hindoo temple. ~'irst we were prohib
ited going farther than the ouatside
steps, .but we.gradually advanced un
til wve could see all that was going on
inside. The worshipers were makingf
obeisance. The tomtoms were wildly~
beaten, and shrill pipes were blown,i
and several other instruments were in
full bang and blare, and there was an
indescribable hubbub and the mosti
laborious style of worship I had d'er
seen or heard. The dim lights. and.
the jargon, and the olbooms afi&fthe
flitting-figures mingle for eye and ear
ahorror which it is difficult to shake
off. All this was only suggestive of
what would there transpire after the
toilers of the day had ceased work and
had ti'me to appearat the temple. That
such thing's should be supposed . to
please the Lord or have any powver to
console or help the worshipers is only
another mystery in this world of mvs
teries. But we'came away saddeded
with the spectacle, a sadness which
did not leave us until we arrived at a
place where a Christian missionary
was preaching in the street to a group
I had that morning expressed a
wish to witness such a scene, and here
it was. Standing' on an elevation, the
good man was addressing the crowd.
All was attention and silence and rev-.
erence. A religion of relief and joy
was being commended and the dusky
faces were illumined with the senti
ments of pacification and re-enforce
ment. It was the Rose of Sharon af
ter walking among nettles. It was the
morning light aftei' a thick darkness.
It was the gospel after Hintooismi.
But passing up and down the streets
of Ceylon you f ind all styles of people
within five minutes-Afghans, Kailirs.
Portug~uese, Moormien, Dutch, Eng
lish, Scoten, kL.a,Anierican-all clas
ses, all dialects, all manners and cus
toms, all styles of salaam. The most
interesting thing on earth is the human
race, and specimens of all branches of
it confront you in Ceylon. The island
of the present is a quiet and inconspicu
ous affair compared with what it once
was. The dead cities of Ceylon were
larger and niore imnposing thman are the
living cities. On this island ai'e dead
New Yorks, and dead Pekings,. and
(ead Edinburghs, and dead Londons.
Ever and anion at the stroke of-the
archxologist's hammer the tomb of
some great imnicipality flies open,
and there are other buried cities that
will yet respond to the explorer's pick
ax. The Pompeii and Herculaneum
underneath Italy are small compared
underneath C'vlmI. \onder is.1n ex
huIed city which was; founided :,n
Years lforie Christ. st:niding in pwmjp
and splendor for 1,'100 Veairs. Stair
ways up whichi 5)) men mighlt pass
side by side: carved pillars. soI (,I
theml fallenl. somle of themIt aslanlt.
soie of thei (eet: Phidlases an!
Christopher Wrens nlever heamrd of
here performed the marvels of scullp
ture anid architecture: aisles through
which royal nrocessiois IImarhIed
arche l ier- which kings were cairried:
city with reservoir 21 iI iles in circumi
ference: extemporized hakes that did
their coolin aid refreshing for 12
centuries: us more suggestive thiani
Melrose ail Keiilworth: Ceylonian
Karnaks and Luxors: ruins retaining
much of grandeur, though wars hoI
barded them and time put his chisel
on every bloek, and, mtiore thai all.
vegetation put its anchors and pries
ani wrenches in all the crevices.
Dagobas, or places where relics of
saints or deities are kept-dagobas 400
feet high. and their fallen material
burving precious things for the sight
of which modern curiosity has di ged
and blasted in vain. Procession of
elephaits in imitation, wrought into
lustrous marble. Troops of horses il
full run. Shrines, chapels, cathedrals
wrecked in the mountain side. Stairs
of moonstone. Exquisite scrolls roll
ing up more mysteries than will eve'
be unrolled-. Over 16 square imiles,
the ruins of one city strewn. Throne
rooms on which at' different times sat
165 kings, reigning in authorit y thev
inherited. ails that witnessed coro
nations, assassinations. subjugations.
triumphs. Altars at which mnilliome
bowed ages before theorchestras '-eles
tial wokethe shepherds with midiiight
When Lieutenan'l Skinner in 183*
discovered the site of some of these ci
ties. lie found congregated in them in
disturbed asseniblIages of leopards.
porcupines. flaiingoes and pelicans:
reptiles sunning themselves on the al
tars: prima donnas renderii g orn itio
logical chant from deserted music
halls. One king restored much of the
grandeur: rebuilt 1.500 residences, but
ruin soon resumed its scepter. But all
is down, the spires down, the pillars
down, the tablets down, the glory of
splendid arches down. What killed
those cities? Who slew the New Yorl
and London of the year 500 B. C.
Was it unhealihed with a host of
plagues? Was it foreign armies lay;
ing seige ? Was it whole generations
weakened by their own vices? Mys
terv its ami'd the monoliths and brick%
dust. finger on lip in eternal silence,
while the centuries guess and guess
in vain. We simply know that gen
ius planned those cities, and immense
populations inhabited them. An em
inent writer estimates that a pile of
bricks in one ruin of Ceylon would be
enough to build a wall ten feet high
from Edinburgh to London. Sixteen
thousand pillars. with carved capitals
are standing sentinel for ten miles.
You can judge somewhat of the size
of the cities by the reservoirs that
were required to slake their thirst.
judging the size of the city from tlh
size of the cup out of which it drank.
Cities crowded with inhabitants, not
like American or English cities, but
packed together as only barbaric
tribes can pack them. But their knell
was sounded. Their light went out.
Giant trees are the only royal family
now occupying those palaces. The
ro.wl of wild beasts where once the
ouffaw of. wassail ascended. Anura'
ahpttra ajid Pollonarna will never bc
rebuilded. Let allthe living cities of
theeathtakIwarning.. Cities arc hu'
man, having a time to be born and a
time to die. 'No- nore certainly .have
they a cradle than a grave. A last
judgment is appointed forindividuals,
but cities have their last judgment mi
this world. They bless, they curse.
they worship, they blaspheme, they
suffer, they are rewarded, they are
Preposterous, says some one. to
think that any of 'our American or
European cities which have stood sc
long can ever come through vice to
extinction. But New York and Lon'
don have not stood as long as those
Ceylonese cities stood. 'Where is the
throne outside of Ceylon on which 165
successive kings reioned for alitetime?
Cities and nationstriat have lived far
longer tiian our present cities or na
tion have been sepulchered. -Let all
the great munici'palities of this and
other lands ponder. It is as true now
as when the psalmist wvrote it 'and as
true of cities and nations as of individ~
uals, "The Lord knoweth the way of
the righteous, but the way of the un*
godly shall perish."
A Prophet's Prediction.
NEw YoRK, Jan. 15.-For a num
bei' of years past, Samuel Bennes lias
issued annually a prophecy in regard
to various markets during the ensuing
year. His -prophecies..have been right
in a sutficint number of cases to have
created curiosity yearly as to what he
-His forecast for 1894, declared that
there .would be coutinued embarrassed
business, bankr'uptcies, u nemiploycd
laboliand 'ruined firmers.
Foi .S95he says: There is no prom
ise or'sign of better times for the comn
ing.year. We may look in vain for
ay permanent improvement in gen
IWheat at 54 cents a bushel at Clii
.ago; cotton 51 cents per pound at Cini
einnati; and pig iron at $10 a ton at
Pittsburg denote impoverisinnent for
farmers, cotton planters and fui'nace
men. The increase last year of $100,
000000 in the bonded debt of the gov
ernent, dloes vot signify that the peo
~le are contented, keeping out of deblt,
and making money.
Ever since 1873, values have been
shriiking in consequence of the estab
lishment of the single gold standard
and no one can fathomi the depths to
which prices will fall.
An average cr'op of grain in this
country this yeai', with fair crops
abroad, will seind the price of wheat at
Chicago after the next harvest down to
40 cents per bushel. Priices for cor'n
next fall will decline to 25 cents a
Fat hogs will be ~3per hundred
pounds gross for next winter's packing
season. Prices for wool, cotton, iron.
cattle and horses will be on the down
grade during the present year. Comi
mon sheen after the wool is taken oH'
next year'will sell for what the 1)elt
will then bring, 25 cents.
To the anxious inquire. 1895.. will
be the prop~er time to make inves:
ments in property oir to engage exten
siely in enterprises.
Stabbed to Death. . -
Rom, Jan. 17.-Signor Cell ate
nery general of the Province of.Milun,
was stabbed to death ini his othice to
da. The assassin. who was captured
bya policemain on guard at the door,
[is an anarchist. The doorkeeper says
that hegained admission by professing
to have legal business with the attor'
ne grenierl. The motive of the assaw
siiain is clear. This whole district
has been for a year a hot bed of anar'
chistic aind socialist conspiracy, and
there has been no end1( of trials for
sedition. Many r'evolult ionists are
how awaitiino' trial. Anmong thle agita
tors Celli isT-nowni as the "Aniarchist
Kiler." At the opening of the judicial
year, lie delivered an address deidounc
in the anarchists and pledging him
self to bring as many as possible to
justice. After making this speech, lhe
l1li!L AS A PROl'I!ET.
HOW HE READ THE POLITICAL STARS
!N JULY, 1893.
.1 !4orce:I=( 1 ( consider:tble Meri (; iven inl
aL i'rIVate Letter it) (lark Ioei-Wa
On state Itank Tax Itf-R:al.
N :w YonK.Ja1n. 1G. -The New York
Rco()rder and otheIr papers will pub
lish tonorrow a letter froiii Seniator
Da4'id B. Hill, of New York, written
nearly two years ago( to Mr. Clai-k
Howell. of the Atlanta Constitution,
to) w Io Senator lill authorized its
pication some. time ago. The letter
was writtell just prior toie assei
bliig of thie extra sessloii of the pres
ent Congress inl the summer of 1S9:9,
aid beadig directly upon the next
-National campaigrn and the develop
ments of the past t wo years.becoies a
docunient of n ationlm ilterest. It is as
AuuN. N. Y., July 13, IS93.
r. IDear Howell
'Absece fromi liome tid professiol
al engagemielnts have prevented an
earlieir reply to your recent letter, ask
in~ c((oitid(entially', iv views oa cer
First: As to theapproachiig session
of ("onigress. I was one of those who
believed that the extra session of Con
gres should have been called in April
last, and I so advised the President in
the first and only interview I have
had with hiii. le seemed bent on
lavinti one in Sept ember, which I
thougit was a mistake. I believed
theno i hat whatever policy in regard to
the currency and traif that was de
sired to be adopted, could better be
doie in the spring, before the patroin
age had been distributed and before
party ditierences should augment.
The Presiden t thought di tferentlv. but
has finally yielded to outside pressure;
and has called the session for August.
I fear that it is a mistake. I fear that
we shall be in session . until Decem
ber. I do not like the prospect of
having a Democratic Congress in ses
sion during the fall elections. I an
ticipate many differences and much
bitterness will be developed. All of
vhich will tend to distract the party
a give us a set back in the fall. I
hope I am mistaken in all this but fear
I may not be. So long as Congress
must meet. I hope it will only be in
session thirty days and adjourn. The
extreme silver men can prevent it: the
Republicans can prevent it: and gen
era l cussedness can prevent it. All
the chances are that we shall be'i.
session until December. I would not
take up any other Legislation than fi
nancial. if I could have my way.
Second-As to the repeal of. the
Sherman law, I favor the uncondi
tional repeal of that law. I have al
ways be6n opposed to it. The true
friends of silver make a mistake in at
tempting to defend it. It should be aban
doned by general consent. 31y views
were partially expressed in my recent
Tamniany letter which you undoubt
edly have seen. Personaily, I should
prefer not to repeal the law until an
acceptable substitute was provided in
order to render more probable the
adoption of such substitute and not
because I approve at all of the Sher
man silver law. But from a party
point of view, the wisest course is un
conditional repeal. The country ex
pects it and the party will be found
fairly well united in favor of it.
Therefore it is unwise while agreeing
upon. a substitute pending the repeal.
Let the repeal be made at once and let
us differ as to other financial matters.
I am in -favor of binietalism as the is
sue of the future. We should seek to
Ikeep that issue to the front; we should
not strive for temporary success or
compromise measures. We should-be
for free coinageunder an internation
al agreement if it is possible to procure
one, and for .which every exertion
should be made-and if not possible,
then for . independent bimetalism.
This is the great goal for which we
should struggle. 1t cannot .be done
at once. Our friends must not be im
patient. The country must be educa
ted. The unexp~ected action of India
and general sentiment of the. money
ed classes conspire against us .at this
time. I do not believe in the Bland
bill, or any other measure which
guarantees anything less than unre
stricted coiniage for gold and silver
alike, as pledged in the Democratic
National plat fomi." Let us prepare.
not for resent victory, but for'yictory
upon that issuo iri I896. The repeal
of the Shermnan law will not give the]
relief which is anticipated. It will aid:
business temporarily, but -i-n a year,
times wvill be hard and the demand for~
permanent Rnancial relief will be ir
resistable. We should continue to
hold out free coinage as the goal
which the country must ultimately
reach. The triumph of the nionome
talists will be but temporary.
Third-As to the repeal of the 10 per
cent. tax on State banks. That tax
cannot be well defended. It is an un
democratic tax. Ostensibly it is im
p)osedl for revenue, but it does not, in
fact, bringr in any -revenue and wvas
never intended for that purpose.
Fr onm a Democratic standpoint its im
p~ositionl is an abuse of the taxing
pow er. I should niot like to go upon
record ini favor of such a tax, nor do I
desire to refuse a repeal of it. I re
gard tihe tax question es an independ
ent one; w hich has little bearing upon
the main great question of the free
coiin e of silver, and they- should~ be
kept apart as much as p)ossible. While
that tax cannot be approved from a
Democratic stathdpoint, I fear the con
sequences of a rep~eal. As I tinder
stand it. it has been held that Gon
gress has not powe-r, directly to pro
hibit State banks from issuing their
notes which circulate as money, al
though they cannot be made legal
tender and are not moneyv, in fact. I
do not like- such wild cat currency
and never did. I do not think we
ought to become thie champions of it.
*While perhiaps we shotuld take the
ground that the Senate should be at
liberty to issue such notes if ther- de
sired to do so, yet such issue shiould
not he* encouraged. WVe should not be
switche~d off from-thie gold and silver
issuei uponi any suchl sidetrack. I fear
the e.xper.imnent of wild cat State bank
curiiency wili not b~e a relie~f. it may
be temoraryU relief. but in the end
willi be d1isstrons. The bank notes of
so) ml~i v 'tates would be so worthless
that w il in New YorWk or Georgia
thiey ighlt bet perfietly'good always.
yet ini~ no mn other States thoey
would or so bad tnait the' whole circu
ationi~ wdald be discredited. You will
obrerve fr om whait I have stated that
I advise. we shiould move cautiouslyI
in tregard to the State bank tax anid
not mnix it up. with the legal tender
Fourth: As to the tariff reform. 1
(10 mnot apprehlend'any serious dillicul
ty ini this matt.er. There will be a
geneIral uniml.iity a-s to the bills
which pased the. last D)emocratic
IIouse an wil~v~hi weire refuised conl
sider'ation mn the Sednate. Whatever
illhs the Tmreas'ury departmient may re
conunend . tink are likely to he
pass-ed. \ We. must inake a little tariff
reoformu go a gr'.- ways. The conidi
tioni of the Treasuryi ' will not adnmit of
much reduc tion, excep~t ini those cases
where a reduction is likely to produce
miore needled revenu". I (ho not thfink
we neced lie awak~e inight~s at all antici
patimng trouble from the tariff quesC
tion. I1 dloub~t the policy of restoring
(;OES FO l T ,E fUNG.
CONCRESSMAN MCLAURIN OPENS
He Writ-, :a 1 4.1ter1 In Whicb Ile niddeles
the ninglesrs. -:ad S:Iy they .31t:,t be
wlhipped4 He Expresises some M1:usly
"'l at i ieltS
WASHINGTON, 1). C., .lan. 13, 1895I.
To the Editor of the Register:
Dear Si r: As there seemts to be a ]uli
in State politics, atid without a posi
tive knowledge of what is doing or
goillr to be done. I subitit herewith
MY owI peculiarl opintionts of the sit
The time for action, it seemts to me.
has arrived, and thus believing, I
shall not longer stille my convictions.
but shall speak frankly and unreserv
edly as I think the necessities of the
situatioi require. and abide the conse
quences, whatever they may be:
The general poverty and depression
in the country at large is intensified
by local conditions.
No one expected the "movement"
of 1890 to divide our people into two
absolutely hostile camps. And the
whole thing can be largely traced to
the abandonment of the primary elec
tion principles last summer to pro
mote the interests of certain individ
The Constitutional convention is
upon us. and, with it and our inter
necine strife, the "uigger in the wood
pile- is reviving.
"Not dead. but sleepeth," is written
over the attenuated corpse of the De
mocratic party north of Mason and
Dixon's line, and even in our own
section and among our own people
signs of decay are visible- Our old
allies will not help us and can no
longer be relied upon.
Let us help ourselves. The interests
of ninety-nine out of every one hun
dred of our ci izens are identical.
A convention of a faction, no mat
ter how able its membership or good
its work, will be disastrous and drive
us firther apart. Everyone admits
that, but unfortunately we have be
come such astute politicians that each
of us is afraid to ~move for fear of in
juring his chances of securing some
oflice. fco. that of county coroner to
President of the United States. We
are breeding tyrants and political
co xards in South Carolina. Too much
policy and not enough of patriotism.
WhVy. my dear sir, f came within an
ace of ruining my flattering political
prospects last summer by a few inno
cent and kind oiservations made to
"My Dear Appelt." But whatever the
result. I have the satisfaction of
knowing that I coined at least one or
two apt words and phrases, which, if
they did not enrich the English lan
guage, will live for some time des
Ever since I wrote that letter (in
which, God knows. I was honest) I
have been magnified. misrepresented
and misquoted. Every time I opened
my nmouth I was charged with being
in league with "Butler,- but that can
be done no longer, as Gen Butler is
out of politics and will soon be a pri
vate citizen: while we differ on some
things nolitically, he will carry with
him my undying friendship and ies
pect. 'HA d it not been for the miscon
struction which true friends, whose
opinion I value. would have placed
upon my conduct, I would have died
a thousand political deaths before sub
mitting to what I did. The~ people
have honored me, I love them, and
have studied hard and tried to give
them value received.
I have come to the conclusion that
I do not care whether I ever hold an
other oflice or not, if it involves the
least sacrifice of dignity, honor or
principle, and I do not propose to oc
cupy any equivocal or uncertain posi
tion. I am in favor or harmonizing
the factions, if such a thinghbe possible
but in order to do that we must destroy
a "Ring" more autocratic, more un
scrupulous than ever dominated the
State or controlled the destinies of a
free people-I defy them! Let them
take the oftice I hold, if they can,
They cannot muzzle my tongue nor
stifle my manhood or independence.
They are now making prepration to
control the Constitutional convention
and thereby lperpetuate themselves in
power, and if necessary to accomplish
this, white men, as well as the negro,
will be ruthlessly disfranchised. The
"Antis.'' one part are cowed and
whipped. the other part too mad to
have any sense, andw wile a part of
the "Reformers" who want fair play
have been silent, an arrogant minority
held together by the cohesive powver of
spoils, runs rouah-shod over all. Of
fices are multip ied by the thousand
to prevent "kicking,"~while the hands
of the executive are strengthened by
unlimited patronage and the towns in
timidated by the threat of deprivin
them of the precious heritage of local
self-government. The Alliance has
been destroyed or simply coverted into
an adljunct of the political machine by
methods that would make the stripes
of the Tammiany tiger pale with envy.
Men are afraid to speak, or speak with
bated breath. Pretended salary reduc
tions, on the principle of cutting every
body else's salary except their own.
Whilhe the patient.'toiling~ masses are
in debt and straining e' ery nerve to
keep the "wolf fronm the door,- their
attention is led my and centered up
on personal and local issues, that no
matter which way they are decided
will benefit no one except a few in
dividuals. What in the name of hieari
en can the people expect from such
purilblind statesmanship ? Where do
they conic in? Every muan, woman
and child in South Carolina knows
that I amt telling the truth and many
good Reformers see in the ugly picture
the finale to the beautiful dream of
Our only hope is to get together in
this convenition., anid it possible. prle
vnt the ''Ring" fronm controlling it,
and frame a Constitution whi:-h will
commnd the respect and confidence
of the whole peopleC, thereby uniting
and placing us in a position in 1S96
where we can avail oturselves of the
nost favor'able oppor'tunity that Na
tional politics mxay then offer. It is
useless to temporize: if we be men, let
us act, and, at least purchase an hion
For wha; I have already said and
(one along this line I have been the
subject of vituperation, slander and
abuse anid I shrink muo one knows
how mnuch)i from off'ering my'self as a
further target to the foul pen of hire
lings and slaves.
If doing my duty mian fully and con
scientioutsly rele~rates me to private
life, I welcome it, Let the phialanx
put all of its spear's into my body, if
tereby the cause of liberty is coni
It was the expressed hope of many
trat thte 'For'tv' ere this would have
akenl such actionl as would htave made
heir influence felt on thte line indi
ated by thieml. which mi et with such
eeralapproval throughout the State.
I hope and believe the matter' will
o0on consmxumnate in definite action,
ad thereby unite all those who sinl
:erely wantt ''peace and unity."
Me'n who p~ossess the courage of
hei' convictions must conifer in tile
eair future and adopt such a line of
rctioni as wvill subserve the best inter
~sts of the State. It is a fight against
''bossismn anid ring rule," w-hichi seeks
to prosttt evere nrincin~le of nopu
to regard sugar as one of the necessi
ties aind Comforts of life. _a4l the c
want it as cheap as possible. Let the
tariff be ret i on those :rticles
which collie il oipetitiol with oiir
own workiien if it is necessarv to se
cure More revelie.
These are ny views hiaistily eXpress
ed aiid, of cou'se, alwavs subject to
modification after consiiultation with
:'. friends. While I ike to adher1
to niv ow, views as well as aniv oneo.
in party affairs. I believe in tihe old
doctrine: "In essentials. unity: in
non-essentials. liberty: and inl all
things, charity." I renain, very truly
vours. DAVID B. HILL.
To Mr. Cl ark Howell, Atlanta. a
THE WOMAN'S COLLEGE.
Iow Supt. Neal IntenI to Conplete the
COLUMIIA .Jan. 17.-Evervbody in
the State is now very much ijiterested
in the completion 'of the Winthrop
Normal ar.d Industrial Collegeat Rock
Hill. and are anxious to see its doors
thrown open to the young women of
the State by next September. As all
know, at the last session of the Legis
lature an act was passed providing for
the economical completion of the build
ings. Only a short time ago the board
decided to have the work completed
by Superintendent Neal of the penit
entiarv with convict labor. And on
Monday last the trustees formally
turned over the buildings and all mat
erials on hand to Col. Neal. A brief
report of this meeting was published
vesterday. However, the following
'details of Col. Neal's plans taken from
the Rock Hill Herald, will be read
with interest. and indicates that Col.
Neal is starting out with the determina
tion to complete the buildings on
time. The Rock Hill Herald says:
"We had some difficulty in ascer
taining what the committee did during
the day and it seems that it really did
nothing but go over the grounds and
buildings on an inspecting tour with
Superintendent Neal of the peniten
tiary, who, under the law, if he under
takes to complete the buildings, is re
quired to assure the State Treasurer
that he can finish the work now in
hand. i. e., the main building, the
north side dormitory. the power house.
kitchen and laundry. with the $20.000
appro )riated for that. purpose, before
any part of the appropriation will be
"From in f a-ation in his possess
ion Col. Neal felt that he could make
such a guaraitee to the State Treasurer
and so stated to the committee. when
the work of completion was turned
over to him and he is now in control.
Col. Neal was : before the committee
for several hours.
'After the adjournment of the com
ifttee'td 1:30 o'clock Monday night
we-h'iirialy interviewed Col. Neal as
to-hispTHfns. He informed us that he
had eppointed Messrs. W. H1. Stewart
aid -Jires- Smith to take charge of the
work and had given them instructions
wlhat to do. He also stated that an
effort would be made to resume work
next week, and preparatory to this he
would send up Saturday from the pen
itentiarv 22 convict carpenters. brick
masons, and piasterers, some of whom
are excellent workmen. At the same
time he would remove 45 of the present
convict force to Columbia and leave
40 at the stockade. 'Mr. 'Mendenhall
and his force of guards, will be con
tinued here. The convict force will
be boarded and the guards paid out of
penitentiary savings. That has not
been dent heretofore.
"Col. Neal believes he will be able
to cornplete thbe buildings designed, by
September, but in order to do tl.is he
will employ a small force of skilled
workmen, at greatly reduced wages.
however. 3Mr. H. A. Brown is to be
bontinued as heretofore.
"Col. Neal's plar~s do not look to
the continuance of Mr. T. C. Thornson
as superintendent nor Mr. W. W.
Dunlap as secretary and treasurer-in
fact none of the present "bosses' ex
cept Messrs. Smith. and Brown, who
will have charge of the brick work
andpainting. respectively, as we uni
derstand the arrangements. The work
of M1r. Dunlap's office will be done in
the office of the penitentiary at Colum
bia, whence all orders will come.
."Mr. Thompson who has had chlarge
of construction. claims a contract with
the board until the first of Marcha and
is not disposed to permit Col. >eal or
the committee to annul that con tract.
HIe will report for work every day un
til the first of M1arch, and if his ser
vices are nc-t accepted, he will th~en at
tempt to collect his salary, neverthe
'A number of skilled carpenters,
plasterers and bricklayers who came
here from. other States'and have been
at work on the buildings for months,
after waiting two weeks for work to
be resumed. left last night for their
homes, as they saw iio prospect for
.Share of the South.
\XASHING~TON, Jan. 15.-The sundi'y
civil appropriation bill, as reported 'to
the House, cai'ries an aggregate of
$38,540,721, being $7.84:3.793 les.s than
the estimates on which it is based anud
$4. 2S6.245 above the ai1ount cairried
by the bill for the year 1895. Aniong
thie few public buildings which are
authiorized to be placed in port oi' ini
whole under contract within the pro
scr ibed limit of cost is the court house
at Savannah, Ga.
Among the appr'opriations for public
buildings in the South carried in the
bill are the following: Clarksville.
Ten n.. $15,000: Fort Worth, Tex.. $40.
000: Little Roc'k. Ai'k.. addition to
cour-t house, $58. 000: Norfolk. Va..
60,000: Savannah, Ga., $10)0.000.
For additional lights in MIobile ship
channel $30,000 is provided.
Riveir and hiarborimipr'ovements uin
der' the contract system:
Galveston' harbor, Texas-Cc ntinu -
ing improvemnit. $1,).(0,000, of which
$100,000) may be use'd for dr'edglng.
Charleston,. S. C.-Continuin g im
Savannah. Ga. -To complllete im
MIobile, Ala.-To compllete improve
mnts. $201 ,.300.
U nderi 31ississipni ri ver comisiioni
31isisippi river, from the heac of the
passes to the Ohio river, 82, I5.000:
31isissippi river, from the (Ohio) riv er
to thle ,Iissouri r-iver. $758.-33 from11
the 3Iissouri river' to Iiin neaipol is 8:W
The bill appropriates $875.000 foi' the
Chickuaanga and~ Chattanoog;a Na
tionail Park I 1,40,000~f for tice life
av ing serv~ice $2.00'4.000 for the~ ligh t
house es~tablishmnent and $t25. JuG) for'
the quaranttine service.
No1) ppoition1 was madeam to i nor'po
rte in the bi llthe 80j.000 asked
o by the TLouisiana delegation for the
paynienit of b)ounty oin the crop of
D)ovEa, N. 1I.. ,Jan. 14.--Cashier'
Isaac F. Abbott, of the Dover national
ank, conunitted suicide this after
noon, therehy conifirning the rumnors
which have b)een circulating all day
that a very serious dlefal'ationi ini his
recount-s had beeni discov-em'ed. Thei
lak exa1miners have been at worik oni
te bank all day but refuse to make
any disclosures and the ollicers of the
nstitutin are equally reticent. The
eneral impression is that the banik
frill lose from $60.000 to 90,000. A
otice of suspensien was posted on
lar rilios to sf lfi , urp t es
Le-t theez whoI .believe pace canL~ bx
Aubt:tinIedt ., wit'c:: an omt deieivet.
neCVer beenl pmc::dwthu1 tr
battle to seetiits -sb
.J\ ). L..\ is .
THE WILDCAT CiRCUIT.
Ratik weetd..4 grew about the only r
mal1tiing hichttrl ont Wildcatcirinit and
over the door thie -revgre a green saw
brier. Wild hogs slept in the old log
holse. aid the screech owl. with his
nerve stirt liig treitilo. roosted uider
the eaves. Conferele after colfer
ence had attempted to reclaim the old1
church. for the Vinis of imy fond
memories were clinging about it. but
each attempt was a failure. There had
been a time when the glad shout of the
regenerated and the thank ful prayer of
the sanctified called forth a hivmnt of
joy from the devout congregation, but
that time was long ago, for boys who
had then, clinging to the skirts of their
excited mothers, wondered what the
commotion meant. had become fathers.
the religious system, and consequently
the social coiplexlon of the neighbor
hood. had been chan'ged by the war.
The saintly brother, harrassed by guer
rihas and robbed by marauders that be
longed to both armies, moved away:
many of them. and those who remain
ed forgot their church relations and fi
nally became rough sneerers at the
creed of which they had once been
strong, but gentle supporters: so, many
years later, the uncouth men of the
Wildcat circuit laughed at the efforts
of conference. and actually mistreated
the preachers who came among them.
Several weeks ago a newlv made
preacher, concerning whom there had
been considerable discussion relative
to the circuit to which he should be
sent arose in conference and said:
"Brethern, it appears that someibody
want for himself or for a friend every
place that is suggested for ine. Now.
all I want is a chance to work. I am
not looking out for a place where tley
feed a preacher on fried chicken and
at night tumble him intoa feather bed.
I have gone into this preaching busi
ness with the expectation of having a
pretty t'ough time, but I am prepared
for it-I was graduated with honors
from the college of Toughness, hav'e
been the editor of a country paper dur
ing a campaign for sheriff. -Now.
brethren. I am very sorry to see why
there should be any controversy on
my account, and to show you that I
shall be satisfied-yea, even pleased
with my assignment, I will announce
my determination of re-establishing
the Wildcat circuit."
The young preachers, given to ievi
tv began to laugh. but the older ones,
several of whom had hoed the row of
experience, shook their heads gravely
and were serious.
"Brother Gregory." said an old
man. "do we understand you to inean
that you will face a gang of ruflians
and attempt to plant the Gospel im a
soil 'where it once flourished. but from
which it was violently torn up by the
"That is what I mean. -Those men
may be rutffians.but they will not dare
to 1use violence.
"They may not use positive vio
lence, Brothier Gregory~but they know
how to apply a thousand annoyances.
They make a preacher ridiculous, then
laugh at him. 1 went there somec time
ago, but I will never go again."
"They niay make me ridiculous."
Brother Gregory responded. "but I
shall not allowvan imaginative picture
to turn ine aside from my purpose."
A number of the brethren strove to
dissuade Brother Gregory from carry
out the plans of -his ras~h determina
tion, but the next day the headstrong
evangelist set out on a journey to the
Wildcat circuit. Without telling the
object of his visit to the neighborhood
he engaged board at a house situated
near the church, and the next moirn
ing after his arrival he gave himself
over to the work of clearing'anvy the
weeds that grew about the sacred old
pile of logs. He pulled downt the
green-brier that grew over- the door,
washed with soapsuds the inside of
the house, and after completing his
work, announced to a niiber of cu
'ious spectators, that there would. in
that house, be preaching the follow
When the time artived, the house
was well filled with "snickerers' and
scofers, but* Brother Gregory, un
daunted in the contemplation of so
cheerless prospect, stepped up into the
slab pulpit and declared that lie had
come to preach, and that the privilege
of retiring was granted to anyone who
did not care to hear hinm.
" I caine as a friend to per'suade and
not as an enemy to coerce." said he.
'I have come here to join vou in all
of your sympathies. in all of y'our'
sorts and pastimes."
"Glad to hear it." Nick Dacy spoke
up. "M1ight'ly pleased to know that
you air gomn ter jine us. an' as this is
jest about our time uv day ter caper a
little, w'y. you can fall in right at
once. . .
Benches had been removed fi'om
the center of the roomi, leaving, an
open space. Nick step)ped into the
" clearing" and standing on his head.
eracked his heels together. The con
gregation shouted with laughter. The
preacher came down out of the pulpilt,
stood en his head and' cracked his
heels together. Old1 Nick got down
on all fours, galloped about the open1
space and yelped like a dog. "(Junk.
ounk. ounk:" lhe barked.
The preacher got down on his a!!
fo-s and gallopc'd with high-keyed
'ounk. ounk, ounk:"
Old Nick lay down and grumetcd like
a hog. So did Br'other Gregory. The
peole exchanged many glances of
" Sav." said Nick.
" Well." the preachier aniswer.
''You are sortei' cne of the boys
I told y ou I had comie ti.joini you
in younr spor'ts andl pastimtes.
I thou-lit you camelt to pre'acli.
"o i did. lut I do not iten'd to
pec notii vou are ready to listn."
'Do v-on rekon we need pr'ea'in'i
ter so nicchtv bad ?"
"Not ifalf'so muich ats do theC ieople
~ho live in the towns."
" Then why don't you gc and prteac'h
"B'heautse I do not wish to dlestroyc
n natural manhood by talking tc
le'ole whose everyv aim is to be uno
"'Iow are vont cn a ratssle ?"
i ti ot'aniexpert Ont wrestiing:
but if the congregation will it. l will
tv vou ont a fewv falls.'
'ie contgregation,. with a yell. ex
>tessedl and enthusiastie will ingtnc-ss.
'he wresting took place outside. ais the
mnteeoni floor' wats ratheri har'd, Old
Nick threw the In-eac-heri: butt hrotherj
Gregory. still wvillingi to eter': inito the
vnmaties and to) take part int all the
'prtts and3( pastimtes. de-clare'd his tead
mess for anoitheri 'thirst."- The congr'e
gatiotn chteered this evide'nce oft nervei'
nd the two men intetlaced thcemtselves
t acobination ktnowt as the '"Ala
A melt-am "I tartar zaing powder.
Hidlies.t of all in leavening -trength.-L-1
e nited Z Sates G vern'ent Food Re
hoyal Baking Powder Companyi
106 Wall St.. N Y.
"(ut your capers." said old Nick.
'Lead oil with your fancy steps,'
the preacher remarked.
This time Nick went down. "Throw
olf tne tie." a justice of the peace
shouted. "Give us another fall."
"No. let ine make a suggestion,"
said Brother Gregory. *I have entered
into your sympathies. now you enter
into mine: I have joined your sports
and pastimes. now you join iine."
*Tl:t ain't no more than fair," old
'That's fair:" the congregation
Well. then. cone inside now and
listen quietly to what I have to say."
They went in and sat down, and n6w
a hush fell upon the crowd that a few'
moments before had been so noisy.
"My dear friends." said the preacher,
"I want to tell you of a 3an whose
life was tender and beautiful,- who
shared the sorrows of all humanity.
He poured faith and love into hearts.
that were broken: He plucked'the evil
-litter from the eye of human wicked
1ess, and in its place set the warm.
low of trust and affection. Do you
want.to year about this 31an "
--Yes,. tell us," the congregation
Then the preacher in words as sim
ple as the prattle story of a child, told
them of the Saviour of mankind. It,
was a story that many of them had
heard and forgotten and the recollec
tion came back t6 them like a warm
whisper of love. When the story had
been finished, when a hymn had-b6sh
suIg, the people sileatly disperse1
The next day 100 axes rang in the
woods. The men were getting out
logs ~to be used in the construction of
a new church.
A Deplorable Tragedy.
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 1.-Thomas
'Whitridge and his young wife were
-almost instantly killed this' morning
at their home in West Biddle street,
while fleeing from flames which en
veloped the structure. They were
awakcned about 4 o'clock by aTpolice.
man who discovered fire. in the rear'
part of the house. 3r. and' 21rs.
Whitridge were on the second floor
and tried to escape by the stairway-but
'snioke and flames drove them bac'lIU
With flames- approaching them ..with*
~awful rapidit tthe stoodat'the froiit
window watching the efforts ,of.,.,fire-,
nun to raise a ladder for their rescue.
ITheir cries could be heard, altho'ngh
hidden most of the time bed~nse
volume'of sinoke that rolled <iustofth'e'
window.- A fireman worked frantidal
lv 'and run up the ladder whiIe others
began to stretch rope..ents across the
sidewalk. Scorched anid -blinded,
Whitridge caught his. wife abougt the,
wasgras'ped the ]adds' wvith the.
ote adbefore the' Iiremnencul
mount to the window., ,. .
-In his'excitement, or .because- he.
could not sus~tairi the combined 'weighT'
of both. Whiteridge ?eleased -his hold:
on. the ladder, and the. two forms
plunged to the pavement, twenty feet
below, striking on their heads. Mrs.
Whiteridge was intantlf killed;' and
Whiteridge died half an'our latei''
without regaining consciousness.
Whiteridge was a son of John .A.
Whiteridge.- and was associated ..with.
his father in the banging and'.bi-oker
buisiness. Mrs. Whiteridge was - for
mnerly Miss Bessie Shoemaker.' The
were married not quite a year aa'.'
Mr. Whiteridge was Consur' of Cfiili
and Vice Consul of Deunark iii Berlin.
.He was a miember of the- =Baltimore
Club r nd one of the most prominent
and popular umen in Baltimore, society
He was a governor of the Bahelors'
ICotillion Club. -
' Ruslan Cott'on. :
Russia is determined to r'dise hoe
own "ottoni and .supply some to the
wold al so. Immediately upon acquir=
ing possession of the fertile plains of
thei Trns-Caspian r'egio'n, she set
aboXut conxverting' it into a cto-p-o
duin co untry. She sent- agents to
thiis countr P'to study our svsteiuof'
cottonl gr owing'. and they- lear'ned- and
"pplied thefr' lesson -:so xvell that 600,
Ut0) bales ' year' are now produ~ced on
wha*t wa- 38 yecrs ago thle roaming
'grounid of the r'obbjer Turcomans. This
dotton is i nferior to om-is i- tiber. but
superi*or in solor'. owing ' its' being
r'ai-ted on irrigated lands. 1?ov; uruch
fa rther this production cani be i'ncrease~d
is a disputed c uestion. mn v~ clixmitg
thait t.ie limit'has been nearly. reachg~d'
owing to the impossility of. extena
ing the irrigation system. The. State
Department has~ just received informa-.
tion. that Russa- Las -imp~osed. a duty~
equivalent to fou 'nd a half- cents a
poun~id 'on all impor'ted cotton. The
duty hlas lit.cofO'ore ee one cent.a
nou'ndi. Shie has g-one1 farther, and
glran1ted( a1 bo-'nty on' manufactured
co'ttoni exported fr.o~in the country. I
189 we sent nearly) 11)00).0.00 pounds
of cotton. valiued at '0.000).00.0, .tb
Ruassia. In 18S:2 this had fallen to C7.~
1)4)1. UUO ounds. -
Tue iDo; shul I Die.
SAV.'.:nNI. Ga, Jaun. 14.-A Morn
ing News special from Kissimee. Fla~
sayvs: Yeste'rday at Buckles Mills, live
miles south of here.- George Hav~
white. shot and fatally wounded
George Hardy. colored. whom he
chargres with a1 ciin~ial aissaults on
his se'Clveya-l aghe.Hywl
surrenderlCI. H ardy is still alive, but
Ex-SE;'m-:T:-.a\ of State Foster, on
his5 way' to (China to aidvise' theC Chf..
nese4 as to~ thle be. way' of' coming off
thteir pe''Crch eforec it is ('ut beneath
themi. is reall he.L)Ci attorner of China
in this counat'ry so Chim''s of'er~ of
ry wa': more~ (or less as a matter of
rors. It ,i" nin the less one of'tlie
hanldsomeist fees ever received by au
American lawyer .Hel~ received an
advance paymnt Ibefoie laaving for
Jn'Im-: Watt hasI the svnmpathy of
all ini thle sudndeni and terible bereave
mettnt thr'oughi which he is passing by
the de'athi of his wife: 3-s-. Watts
was thle (:idest daughter of the lat-e
(ol. E. B. C.' Caish. and was about
thirty-six years oif ag'e. She leaves
ive childr'en. t wo boys auid threegiris.
She was quite a t-iented woman, and
was greatly be'loved by all who-knew