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CLEANSU IN THE BLOOD
DR.TtL AG- I LUSTRATES AN OLD
Freedom of Parnefid %oul -Rins That Only
Blood Oan R',mAva -What We Are
Taught by Birds of Ancient Sacrifice
From a scene of old Dr Talmage in
this sermon presents the old gospel
under another phase; text. L-viticus
xiv. 5 7: "And the priests shall cow
mand that one of the birds be killed
in an earthen vrssel, over runiDr
water. As for living bird, he shall
take it, and the cedar wood, and the
Ecarlet, and the hvssoD and shall diD
them and the living bird in the blood
of the -irdt hat was killed over
the running water, and he shall
serinkle upon him that is to be
cleansed from the leprosy seven times
and shall Dronounce him clean and
shall let iheliving bird loo3e into the
The Old Testament to very many
peonle is a great slaughter house
strewn with the blood and bones
and horns and hoo's of butchered
animals. It cffends their sight;
it disgusts their taste; it ac
tua'lv nauseates the stomach. But
to th. i, telligent Chrintian the Old
Teitm-nt is a magnifient corridor
throunn wbich Jesus advances. As
he appears at the other end of the cor
ricor we can only see the outlines of
his charsctf r Coming nearer, we
can descry the features. But when at
last he sters upon the platform of the
New Testament, amid the torches of
evangelists and apostles, the orches
tras < f heaven announce him with a
blast of minstrelsy that wakes up
Bethlehem at midnight.
There were a great many cages of
birds brought down to Jerusalem for
sacifce-sparrows and pigeons and
turtldoves. I can h ar them now
whistling caroling and singing all
arouudaoout the temple, when a leper
was to be cured of his leprosy, n or
der to his cleansing two of these birds
were taken. One of them was stain
over an earthen vessel of running
water-that is, clear. fresh water-and
then tbe bird was killed. Another
bird was then taken, tied to a hyssop
branch and plunged by the priest into
the blood of the first bird, and then
with this hyssop branch, bird tippled,
the priest would sprinkle the leper
seven timus, then untie the bird from
the byssop branch, and it would go
soaring into the heavens.
Now open your eyes wide, my dear
bre hern and sist, rs, and see that that
flest bird meant Jesus and that the
second bird means your own soul.
There is nothing more suggestive
than a cages bird. In the down of
its breast you can see the glow of
a -utr een climes In the sparkle of its
eye %oucanseethe Lah of distant
sea'. Iu its voice you can hear the
sxang it !aarned in the w-ldwood It
is a child of the sky in captivity. Now
the drad bird of my text. caotured
from the air, suggests the Lord Jesus,
who came down from the realms of
light and glory. He once stood in
the sunlight of heaven. He was the
favorite of the land. He was the
King's Son. Whenever a victory was
sained or a throne set up he was the
erst to hear it. He could not walk
incognito along the streets, for all
heaven knew him. For eternal ages
he had d welt amid tae migbty poputa
tions of heaven. No holiday had ever
dawnedon the city when he wasabsent.
He was not like an earthly prince,
occasionally issuing from a palace
heralded by a troon of clanking horse
guards. No; he was greeted every
'where as a brother, and all heaven
was perfectly at home with him
But one day there cams word to the
palace that an insignidecant island was
in rebellion and was cuttng itself to
pieces with anarchy. I hoar an anel
say: "Let it perish. The King's el
is vast enough without the island
The tributes to the King are large
enough without that. We can spear
it." 'Not so," said the Prince, the
King's 3on, and I see him push out
one day under the protest of a great
compaoy. He starts straight for the
rebellious island. He lands amid tiae
ex'crations of the Inhabitants, that
grow in violence until the malie of
eart has smitten him, and the spirits
of the lost world put their black wings
over his dying head and shut the sun
out. The hawks and vultures swooped
upon this dove of the text, until head
and breast and feet ran blood-until
under the flocks and beaks of darkness
ti~e poor thing perished. No wonder
it was a bird st was taken and slaim
over an earthen vessel of running
water It was achild of the skies. It
ty pifld him who came down from
heaven in agony and blood to save our
souls Blessed be his glorious name
1 notice also in my te-xt that the
bird that was siain was a clean bird
The text demanded that it should be.
The raven was never sacrificed, nor
the cormorant, nor the vulture. It
must be a clean bird, says the text,
sad it sugguests the pure Jesus-the
holy Jesus Although he spent his
boyhood in the worst village on earth,
althiough blasphemies were poured into
his ear enough to have poisoned any
one else, he stands before the world a
perfect Christ Herod was cruel.
Henry VIII was unclean, William III
was treacherous, but point out a fault
of our King. Answer me, ye boys
who knew him on the streets of Naza
reth! Answer me, ye miscreants who
saw him die! The skeptical tailors
have tried forl.800 years tofind out
one hole in this seamles grent, but
thev have not found it. Te most in
nious and eloquent infidel of this
Sy in the lat line of his book, all of
which denounces Christ, says, "All
ages must proclaim that among the
sons of man there is none greater
than Jesus." So let this bird of the
text be clean-its feet fragrant with
the dew that it pressed, it beak carry
irng sprig of thyme and frakincense,
Its feathers washed in summer show
era, O thou spotless Son of God, Im
press us with thy innocence I
Thou lovely source of true delight,
Whom I unseen, adore.
Unveil thy beauties to my sight,
That I may love thee more.
I remark, also, in regard to this first
bird mentioned in the text that It was
a defenseless bird. When the eagle
is assaulted, with its iron beak it
strikes likea bolt agamnstits adversary.
This was a dove or a sparrow, we do
not know just which. Take the dove
or pigeon in your hand, and the peck
iag of its beak on yeur hand makes
you laugh at the feebleness of its as
sault. The reindeer after it is down
may fell you with its antlers. The ox
after you thiak it is dead may break
your leg in its death s:ruggle. The har
pooned whale in ii last agony may
crush you in the coil of the un wind
ing ros.e But tbis was a drove or a
sparrow-per ectly barmless, perfectly
defenseless -ty pe of him who said, *'I
have trod the winepres' alone, and
there was none to help." None to
help The murderers J'ave it all their
own way. Where was the soldier in
the Roman regiment who swung his
sword in the aetense of the divine
ma tyr? Did they put one drop of oil
on his gashied feet ? Was there one in
all that crowd mnarly and generous
enou: b to stand up for hiud Were
he .isacresats a. t ' cr~ss any more
nte -Terre 1 witri in their 1ork og sig
shcp drivimg a nail through a pine
boardf Tne women cried, but there
was no balm in their ta&i. None to
help, none to help 0 my Lord Jesus,
none to help. The wave of anguish
'ame up to the arch of his feet, came
up to his knee, fnoated to his waist,
rose to his chin, swept to his temples,
yet none to help. Ten thousand times
ten thousand angels in the sky ready
at command to plunge into the bloody
affray and strike bick the hosts of
darkness, Tet none to help, none to
On, this dove of the text in its last
momen't clutched not with argry tal
ors. It plunged not a savage beak
It was a dove-helpless, defenseless.
None to help. none to help.
As after a severe storm in the morn
irg you go out and fized birds dead on
the snow, so this dad bird of the text
makes me think of that awful storm
that swept the earth on crucifixioa
day, when the wrath of God, and the
malice of man, and the fury of devils
wrestled beneath the three crossres. As
we sang jast now:
Well might the sun in darkness hide
And snut his glories in
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
For man, the creature's sin.
But I come now to speak of this sec
ond bird of the text We must not let
that fly away until we have examined
it. Tne priest took the second bird,
tied it to the hyssop branch and tnen
plunged it in the blood of the first
oird. Ab, that is my soul, plunged
for cleasing in the Saviour's bloed.
rhere is not enough water in the At
lantic and Pacific oceans to wash
away our smIallesi sin. Sin is such an
outrage on God's universe that noth
ing bu: blood can atone for it. Yu
know the life is in the blood, and as
the life has been forfeited, nothing
could buy it back but blood. What
was it that was sprinkled on the door
posts when the destroyin angel went
through the land I Bloo d.What was
it that went streaming from the altar
of ancient sacr.f doI BLood. Wnat was
it that the priest carried into the holy
of holies, mAing intercesion for the
people I Biood. What was it that
Jesus sweat in tnie garden c f *etase
manef Great drops of blood. Wriat
does the wine in the sacramental cup
signify. Blood. What makes the
robes of the righteous in heaven so
fairI They are washed in the blood
of the Lamb. What is it that cleanses
all our pollution t The blood of Jesus
Christ, that cleanseth from all sin.
I hear somebody saying, "I do not
like tulh a sanguinary religion as
that." Do you thiuk it is very wise
for the patient to tell the aoctor, "I
don't like the medicine you have giv
en me?" It he wants to h3 cured, le
had better take the medicine. My
Lord God has offered us a balm, and
it is very toolish for as to say, "I don't
like that balm." We had oetter take
it and be saved. But you do not op
pose the shedding of blood in other
dirwcuons and for other ends If
100,000 men go out to battle for their
country and have to lay down their
lives for free institutions, is there any
thing ignoble about that? No, you
say, "gloricas sacr.fIce ratner." And
is there anything ignoble in the idea
that the Lara Jesus Christ, by the
shedding of his blood, delivered not
only one land out all lands and all
ages from bondage, introducing men
by millions and millions into the no
erty of the sons of Goat Is tnere an)
thing ignoble about Sat
As tnxs second bird of the text was
plunged in the oluod of the first Dird,
so we must be wasned in the olooa d.
Chrst or go poliuted forever.
Let the water and the blood,
From thy side a healing good,
Be of sin the double sure,
Save from earth and make me pure.
I notice now that as soon as this
second bird was dipped in the blond
(I the first bird the priest unloosened
it and it was free-free of wing and
free of foot. It ould waet its beak
on any tree branch it chose. It oould
peck the grapes of any vineyard it
chose. It was free; a ty pe of our souls
after we have washed in the blood or
the Lamb. We can go where we will
We can do what w. wilL You say,
"Had you not better qualify that?"
No; for [ remember that in conver
sion the will is changed, and the man
will not will that which is wrong.
There is no straitjaeket in our reli
gion. A state of sin Is a state of
slavery. A state of pardon is a state
of emancipation. The hammer of
God's grace knocks the hopples from
the feet, knocks the handcufs from
the wrist, opens the door into a land
seape all ahimmer 'with ?baatains
and abloom with gardeni. Ii is frsee
Iftamanbhas become a Christian, he
Is no more afraid of Sinai. The thun
ders of Sinai do not frighten him
You have on some August day seen
two thunder showers treet. One cloud
from this mountain and another cloud
from that mountain, coming nearer
and neaaer together and responding
to each otber, crash to crash. thunder
to thunder, boom, boom! And then
the clouds break and the torrents
pour, and they sre emptied perhaps
ito the ver same stream that comes
down so rdat yozr feet that it seems
as if all the carnage <f the storm bat
te has been emptisd into it So In
this Bible I see two a orms gather,
one above Sinai, the uther above Cal
vary, and they respond one to the
other-flash to flash, thunder to thun
der, boom, boom. Sinai thunders,
"The soul that sinneth, It shall die."
alvary responds, "Save them from
oing down to the pit, for I. have
found a ransoms." Sinai says, "Woe!l
woe!" Calvary answers, "Mercy!
mercy!" And then the clouds burst
and empty their treasures into one
torrent and It comes fiowing to ct
feet,rs with the carnage of our L :rd,
n which, If thy soul be p lunged, like
the bird in the text, it shall go forth
Gen. Fish said that he once stood at
a slave block where an old Christian
minister was being sold. The auction
er said of him: "What bid do Ihear
for this man? He is avery good kind
of a man; he i a minister." Some
body said, "Twenty dollars'' (he was
very old and not worth much), some
body else, "twenty five," "Thirty"
"Thirty five" "Forty" The agei
Christian minister began to tremble.
He had expected to be able to buy his
own freedom, and he had just $70 and
xpected with the $70 to get free. A~s
the bids ran up the old man trembled
more and more.
"Forty," "Forty five," "Fifty," Fif
ty five," "Sixty," "ixty-fire." The
old man cried out, '-Seventy " He
was afrai:1 they would out bid him
The men around were transfixed.
Nobody dared bid, and the auctionieer
struck him down to himself-done !
But by reason of sin we are poorer
than that African. We cannot buy
our own deliveracce. The voices of
death are b:dding for us, and they bid
us down. But the Lord Jesus Christ
comes and says: "I will buy that
man. I bid for him my Bethlehem
manger I bid for him my hunger on
the mountain. I bid for him mv ach
ing head. I bid for him my fainting
heart. I bid for him all my wounds
A voice from the throne of God says:
"It is enougt Jesus has bought
him." B-ught with a price. The
purchase complete. It is done.
The great transaction's done.
I am my Lord's, and be is mine.
He drew me, and Ifollowed on,
Why is not a man free when he gets
rid of hia sir:s! The sins of the tong u3
gone, the sins of action gone, the sins
of the mind gon-. All Ihe transgres
sions of 30 41. 50, 70 y esr3 gone-no
more in the scui than the malaria thst
iniated in the atmsphere a thousand
years ago, for wben my Lird Jesus
pardons a man be pardons him, and
there is no half way work about it
Here I see a beggar going along the
turnpike road. He is wcrn out with
disease. He is stitf in the joints. He
is ulcered all over. He has rheum in
his eses. Hf is sick and wasted He
is in rags. Every time h- puts do wn
bis swo)llen f-e te cries, "O- tae
pair.!' H- fers a fountain by the
roedside uEider a tre-, and he crawls
up to that fountaio and says: "I
must wash. Here i mty cool my ul
cers. Here I my get rest." Be
stoops down and scoops u: in the palm
of his hands enough water to slake his
thirst, and that is all gone. Then he
stoops .iown and begins to wash his
eyes, and the rh, u-n is all gone. Then
ne puts in his swollen feet, aad the
s -elling is gone. Then willing no
longer to be only talf curea he plun
ges in, and his wrole body is laved in
the streaui, and ute gets upoa the bana
well. Meantime the owner of th,
nansion up yonder comes down,
walking through the ravine witri his
only son, and he sees the bundle of
rags ano asks, " Wnose rags at e these I'
& voice from the fountain says,
*Those are my rags." Tnen says the
master to his son, *Go up to the house
and get the best new suit you can find
ana bring it down." And ie brings
down the clothes, and tne beggar is
clothed in them, a. d he looks around
and says: "I was filthy, out now I
am clean. I was ragged, but now I am
robed. I was blina, but now I see.
Glory be to the owner of that man
sion, and glory be to that son who
orought me that new suit of clothes,
and glory be to this founiain, where I
have washed, and wuere all who will
may wash and be clean I" Wnere sin
abounded, grace doth much more
abound. The bird has oeen dipped;
now let it A.y away.
The next thing I notice about this
bird wheu.it was loosened (and this is
the main idea) is that it flow away.
Whicn way aid it got When you let
a bird loose from your grasp, which
way does it fly Up. Wnat are wings
fort To ily wat. Is there anything
in the suggestion of tne direction
taken by tuat bird to indicate wnich
way we ought to goI
Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
Thy better portion trace.
Rise from the transitory things
To heaven, thy native piaoe,
We snuuld be going heavenward.
That is ne suggestion But I know
inat we nave a great many rawoacks.
You nad them this morning perhaps
You had Lhem yesterday, or the day
oefore, and aitnutign you want to oe
going heavenward, you are constant
ly discouraged. Ba I suppose when
nat biru went out of the priest's hands
it went by inft.ctious-sometimes
stooping. A bird does not shoot di
rectly up, bat this is the motion of a
bird. 81 the soul soars to ward God,
rising up in love and sometimes de -
pressed oy triaL IL does not always
go in the direction it would like to go,
out the main course is righ:, There
is one passage in the B.ale which 1
quote oftener to myself than any
other, "He kno wetn our frame, and
he rememberenth nat we are ausi,."
Tnere is a aegenOain Icetaaa whicn
sa s tawhen Jesuts was a oy play
aug with his cowarades one daOtiatui
day he made oirds of clay, and as
[ahese Dirus o; clay were standing upon
the ground an o.ddaducce came alung,
and ne was a.sgus:,ea at tne sport aa
clashed the bards to pieces, out tne
aegend says that Jeesus waved mas nazd
aboy tue Oroten uirds, and taking wing
hey went singing tieaven ward. Now
that is a Laole among tae lceeLancers,
but itis not a fabie tat we are dus.
and tznat, the nana of arine grac:
wavea over us once, we go ssaging so
ward tne aaes.
I wisn, my fniends, that we couad
Live in a higher atmospaere la a
man's whoie ilue ooj ict is to make
ailars, no wall o ruuning againam
LuOSe wno are maaSing dlollars. It 16. is
nia whole Wie oojawt tO get applause,
he wil run against mnuse wno are
seeging appia.so. Bat if he rises
hignrer mnan that he waa not o inter
rupted in nis flagnt naeavenward.
Wny cross that fL.ck of birds, fliaung
up against tne oltio sky so high knam
you can naraly see seem, not enange
its course icr agire or tower. ?hey
are above all oros.ruotioaa. So 3
would not have so of ten to change unii
Cnri..ian course it w. lad i as signer
atmospnere uearer Unrias, nearer th
throne o1 God.
Oh, ye wno have Deen washed in
the biuod of Cnrist-ye who Dnave
een loosed from the nyssop oran
start heaven Ward Is may tie to some
o you a long fitn. Lemplamionas
may dispute your way, storms of De
reavemenat and trouble may trike your
soul, but God will see you tarougn.
Butid not on the earth. det your af
f ections on things aa heaven, not on
tnings on earin. ?nis is a perisning
wordi La flowers faae. Is fs.un
ains ary up. Its promises Cheat. oes
your affections upon Cnrist and
eaven. I re joice, my dear breturen
and sisters in Christ, tat the fLght
will afmer awhnile be ended. Not al
ways beaten or the storm. Not al
ing on weary wings. There is a
warm dovecot of eternal rest wnere
we shall find a place of comfort, to
the everlasting jray of our soul.O,
they are going up all the time-going
up from this church--going up from
all the families and from all tne
trae churches of the land, the weary
doves seeking rest in adovecot.
On, that in that good land we may
all meet wnen our trials are over!
we cannot get into the glorious pres
enc- of our departed ones unless we
have been cleansed in the same blood
that washed their sins a way. I kno w
this is true of all who have gone in,
tnat they were plunged in the blood,
th't tney were uloosed from the nays
sop branch. Tnen they went singing
into glory. See that ye refuse not
him that as~esketh, for af they escaped
not who refuse him that spakre on
earth how much more shall not we es
cape it we turn away fromn him urat
speaketh from heaven.
Sica of the war.
A dispatch from Barcelona says:
"All Barcelona is heartily sick of the
war. The people regard it as merely
a continuation of the Cuban war,
which has paraly zed business for three
years. Recently the government call
ed upon the manufacturcrs of Barce
lona voluntarily to contribute $60,000
for the defense of the town. ['hey
replied that they had already paid
most of the expenses of thbe govern
ment and of the defenses of Spain,
adding ; 'If the Yankee ad miral comes
here, we shall invite him to dinner.' "
Mail advices received from Australia
contain a b-tof accourt of the cannibal
outrage in New Guinea. A number
of native prisoners held at Mombare
escaped and fled to the bush tribes in
that neighborhood. The fugitivus
gathered a str oog force and returned
to Mombare, Tbey attacked a peace
ful village below the polics camp,
wnose people they suspected of treach
ery, and carried off all the women.
They captured and killed 18 men, 10
of whom they ate.
CONDITION OF CROPS.
TH EIG-4 TH WEt KLY WEATHER AND
CROP BULLETIN ISUED.
Wat Y..ang rops are D4ing W.zt the
Obte-ve:a All Over the :ta C Repurtio
Eesdq-arters - he If 'lat'en Cousoll
The fellowing is the weekly crop
bulle:in of the 6outh Carolina section
of the climate and crcp service, Uni
ted S:ates departm-nt of agrizuiture,
issued Tufaday by DirEctor Bsuer:
The tem;ralure cowtin ud flieh du
riLg the wtek, wnth duy t-mptrtu-e
ragning betmeen 8' aid O tr., latver
extreme was reachtd on the 28.h at a
few places, 0-i the 29-I at many anud
on twe 30.b q ii.e grnerally .
The oight temperatures ranged be
tween 54 anla 75 The m.nimum oc
curred at Wainalla on lh- 25th. The
mean temperature 0' the we-k was
78, the normal for the same period is
ao u 74
Scautered showers, heavy in placr-s,
but gvnerally liebt, occu-red on the
21 h, 25.n and 26tn. The weks rain
a was unevenly diitrnouted In
DArington, Florence, Meilboro, Hor
ry, Giarendon, Marion, Sumter, Pick
e. s and Greenville counties the rain
'all was in places quits heavy and
nearly all portions o1 tnose counties
received enough rain for the present
needs of crops
L Wilhamsburg, Sumter, Chester
field. Orangeburg, Berkeley, Lancas
ter, Ocinee, 3aamberg, Richland, New
Oerry, Hampon, Charleston, Aiken
and Cnester c aunties the rainfall was
very partial a d rarely heavy enough
to do much good, wtiis in Anderbon,
Fairela, Greenwood, Edgefneld, L-ax
ingon, Barnwell, Laurens, Kershaw,
Union, York, Chester, Gaff uey, Spar
tanburg, Aiken, Abbeville, Dorches
ter, Hampton and Beaufort the show
ers were light and widely scattered,
and gava but little relief from the pre
vauing drougns. In portions of An
aerson, Abbeville, Greenwood, Aiken,
Edefield and saiuda conaties no rain
or measurable amount has fallea in
from four to five weeks.
Tne average * the measurements
for the week is 0.70 and the approxi
mate normal is 180 inches.
Fourteen places reported measure
meats of one inch or more, and 41
places reported measurements of less
tnan one inch ranging between 0 03
and 0,91. In many sections wells are
beginnmg to fail and streams are at
extremely low stages. Tne records of
former years encourages the belief
and sustains the h aps Luat tLe drougnt
wulsaon oe relieved
Damaging hait siormas occurred in
Bamaerg Greenville ad Spartanburg
counties, and without doing any ap
preciable damage in York and Sumter.
Tnere was sligntly more than an
average amount of brignt sunshine;
the eeumated percentage for the State
was 81 per ceut. of th- possiole. Tae
winds were generally light, hot and
dry westerly or sou*herly and variabie
on two days.
Wnere soowers fell to any extent,
crops made rapta improvement, but
waere the rainfall was ight or there
was none, cropa made little or no
growwa and even deteriorated, except
cotton wnich made slight improve
The corn crop is in a very unsatis
factory condicion over most of the
Sate. In mine ssutheabt-rn counties
toe stanais are very uneven winn some
altis large enouga to tassel, and
equally aa maay Nfaere the plants are
eu. a fewe ines high. The same ir
regutarity inasta;.d, prevaus over the
entire S.ate. Cr;, bud and wire
worms are damaging corn very mucn.
Late planted and replanted corn slow
to come up except where plenty o
rain sel. Troo dry in most places to
plant bottom lands. Some oat stuoble
panted to corn. In northeastern coun
ties corn is generally in fine condi
Corn has been well cultivated and
flids 4re citan and free from grass
Witing (luring the heat of the day.
There was a general improvement
in the condmton of coitone very shrgnt
in tae counties and parts of couatues
where urougth; rrevails, and marked
where the rainitali was heavy enough
to soak the ground. Cut worms have
damaged cotton in many places Late
planted and replanted fields not up
yet in the~ western couaties the grouud
being too dry for germination. Over
taie eastern, east central and Pee Dee
sections of the State cotton is doing
Well, and chopping to stand. is about
ditaed, while over the west ceatral
north entral and western e~unties
cotton is undersid, of irregular and
incomplete stands, and much not yet
uap, wnile chopping to stands is nut
Fields are clean and in fine tilth
Sea island cotton looks miserable from
tne i f cts of the prevailing drought.
Wheat harvest has begun in a few
localities and will be general by the
5thl of June Tneo prospects c atinue
to indicate a large yield. Rust con
fined to blades.
Oats harvest has extended to the
more western couaties and is nearly
finished, for winter so wn, in eastern
c >unties. Yields continue good, and
on moist lands the yield is heavy.
Spiing oats are either very poor or
else complete failures owing to lack
of rain at the right time. A few local
ities report the crop not turning ouit
well wail. other lccalities say it is the
best crop in many years.
The continued warm weather has
improved rice, which is doing welL.
Some grassy fields in Berkeley. There
is danger of salt water reaching the
rice fields on account of low stage of
water in the rivers.
Tobacco was greatly benefitted by
the sho wers which visited a large por
tion of the tobacca raising sections,
but there is urgent need o: a general
heavy rain for this cr-op Worms are
already numerous and have damaged
the crop to a slight extent. In Flor
ence county bad stands are reported;
else where stands are quite even and
Field peas ara being planted on
stubble lands and in with corn.
There is much delay in setting
s weetpotato slips, the ground being
two dry although many slips were set
during the week. In places enough
rain fell for this work and some wa
tered the plants by hand.
Irish potatoes are not doing well.
They need rain. Colorado beetles are
nu -erous and destructive, in the nor
Durned at the tskaS.
A special to the News frosa Shreve
port, Ls., says: A taousand people
gathered at Doyline, about 18 miles
from here, to witness the burning at
the stakes of William Street, a negro
who attempted the assault and mur
der of Mrs Parish. The crime was
committed on the night of May 30.
Street was 28 years of age. He con
fessed the crime to a colored minister,
but said a negro minister named John
SR aodes was implicated. He was tied
to the stake, and flames started at 1
o'clock. It was a sickening sight
which lasted 10 minutes, when Street
was a charredi mass. Well-known
lawyers made speeches, warning the
crowd of negroes that such crimes
would not be tolerated in a civilized
community. The woman whom Street:
assaulhed is in a most critical condition
and could not identify Street wnen
caught until a doctor held open her
VIGH PRiCE OF W4Ar.
HOp o.tatve Etok-s on the ig Deia
Made by Joe Leiter.
Editor Washington Post:
Yu bre usualty so acc irate when
ycu invcke facts that I read with sur
prise your attempted defente of "Ja"
Leiter, and incidentally of opion
gambling in yesterday's Post. You
characterize as unspeakably wicked
certain expressions of leading Knigbts
o' Labor and othe rs which recently
appeared in a New York paper. The
unspeakable wickedness of the labor
men apparently is only less in your
estimation than that of the uume nition
able paper ia publishing them.
In your defense of the man and the
method ycu spfeal to the facts, and
charge those who bold cntrary views
with deliberately deceiving the people
as to the facts.
Can the editor of The Poet be seri
ous when he says L-iter has not
speculated or gambled in futures or
options? The merest tyro in the ex
change methcds knows that his trar.s
actions from start to finish were
speculative turely, ad the viry
essence of gambing. It is true, as
you say, he "bought the actual wheat
in the open market at the prevailing
prices." But he bought it solely be
cause it became necessary in order to
win his outstanding bets.
Tne esence of the transaction was
like this: Leiter bet ten million dol
lars. say, that wheat would go above
70 cents by a :ertain date, and the
higher above the bigger would be 'Le
stakes according to an agreed scale.
He put up his stakes, and then wib
all the power of unlimited m mney, he
went to work to force the price above
70 centa in order that he m ght win
his bets. The higher above 70 cents
he could force it, the bigger would be
bis winnings. By thimble rigging
methods well known on the exchanges,
he forced the price up to 77 cents.
Then it occurred to him, if he could
get control of the actural wheat, he
could demand dlivery of actual
wheat instead of the margins. In that
event, his antagonists would have
to come to him for wheat to fulill
their gambling contracts, and so he
could force the price up indetinitely.
That is precisely what he did. He
bought up all the wheat in the market
-at what price I At the price he him
self hal fixed by manpulating toe
figures on the exchange Then what?
Having control of tne actual wheat
and of the gambling contracts as well,
he actually forced Ine price up to $185
per bushel. And yet rhe Po.t ssys
Leiter is not responsiole for tne niLher
price of bread. Ho -vever we may dis
agree about terms descrip~ive of those
acts, there can be no ruboing out in
fact that the price went up from 77
cents to $L85 aft er Leiter bought ac
tual wheat, How, then, can rne Post
say that "if the cost of wheat nas been
increased, it is the result of natural
causes over waicn no operator had or
could have had the least :ontrol?"
It is oegging the question to say that
the increased price inures to the pro
ducers of wheat. It is not only ua
true, but disingenuous. Tais increase
in price has taken place ia the maia
since the producer parted witn nis pro
duct. It is always so, not onliy in re
sp:ct to wheat, bt in respect to cot
on and every ocner sutj-:ct o! option
But suppose the producers did ge.
the benefit of toese gambling opera
ions in tais instance Ht ins does taiat
help the producers who had to sell
last year and the year berore, and for
ten years past, while tne marget was
under control of tne "bears?"
The Knights of Laoor are right
"Jo" Leiter and his class, and the ex
changes which make them possibse,
should bs abated by la w. They per
form no us::ful functions commeusurt
ate with the evil they do.
I have a bill pending before a ccm
mictee of the tdouse whicn will ac.:om
plish that purpose, and i the peopie
woo are forced to pay more for oread,
or go Jacking, by reason of these gain
bling operations, will help, suca aous~es
will not occur agatn. (Germa ay aau
Russia nave legtiation for cue protec
tion of the producers and consumers
of bread and o;,aer agricultural pro
ducts. Will this country be less con
siderate of the masses?
I nand yotu here with a copy of my
bill and of my speeca thereon, and asux
that you revie w your facts as weu as
your opinion on tnis absor bing ques
J. WILLIAM ST OKS.
House of Rupresentuves, May .30,
A BIG FAL.URE.
a Aftlata Firm False for a Large
A dispatch from Atlanta says Juige
Lumpkin, at 1 o'ciock Wean soay
mnorning appointed Henry Wennousen
temporary receiver f or tiae Muudy &
Brewater company Vne fica faimea
during the day for $160),000 amu mrt
gages amounting to $105 43'2 .'ere rd
in the clerk's odice agaiat tue comn
pany . As a result of tue f aiure of
Moody & Bre water, dimiley & Co,
158 Decatur street, ails. Iained for
G*ary 8 Bre wster, the ju.aior me
Per of the tirm has lelt A ata, le aV
tng notaiaug behnad bus a note to h:s
partner, Mr. Jona T. Mooay, say .mg
that on account of great losses, ise
will remain out of town for a snort
The assets of the company are estt
mated at about $100,000, wane cae iLa
bilities wi11 reaca $160 ,o00 a,:co:dul4
to the statement of Mr Moody. IL is
said, on reliaole auenoricy, no we ver,
inat the concern o wes money to tae
amount of $350 000. It is said tae
firm o wes $1510 u00 in Georgia alone.
Las failure was caused oy apectaaon
in cotton, waeac, ecocacs and tonuds.
Mr. Bre wster, in tae note he le-ft Mr
Moody, stated that he lost $52 00)0 in
speculation in Atlanta anid $2J.Ll00 :a
New York. Mr. Moody sai~a tooay
that the firm alone has lost $60,000 ia
speculauion in cotton and wnest.
The firm had Dean in ouainess but
three months and, wnile engaged in
the wnoiesale dry goods o iCLue-5, opi
erated under the fli iaa-nes o Moo.n
& Brewster, Soutnern Facurie Gu~auo
company, Mooa.y Loan and Bauut og
company and F A. 8.nilse4 & .30
Mr. Smilley, wno has also Ia. lo, is a
orother-in la w of Mr Moody.
The failure is the largest that has
ever' occarred in Atlanta. ?ne ase ts
are hardly one-third wnat the liani. I
ties are said to bo, and the credu-o-'s
include people in all parts of thet Umi
ced States, east of the R~cky Mouu
The bill for receiver, which has been
filed, makes many allegations, and an
amendment 1will be tiled tomorrowa
morning, which is said to be of a sen
The senior partner said tonight: "I
do not believe that Mr. Bre ester is far
away. He left, in my opinion, solely
because he could not bear to face wnat
he knew was coming. He left here
Saturday nigat, alttnoughi I kne w
nothing of the conditions of atfairs
until Monday morning."
Another A ppeaL.
The Vienna correspondent of the
Daily Mail says: "Spain has ad
dressed another appeal to the powvers
to intervene in the war, and Austria is
prepared to accede, but only in con
.itian wltk otker powe-s"
THE H ONOR POLL.
Mas*- Rwi o! the Yalmetto RHie2s. A,
ker, 4. U.
The foliowin ii the muster roli of
tbe P :me to R iles, of A-ken. S. C ,
ncw C L. First reeiment, Scuth
Claude E. Sa w-er, cp'ain, ia Xyer,
Cr ioquepin, sil2e.
Willis .1 Durca-, fi's s ieu'eant,
pl:n-Er, Barnwell. sir gle.
Jm.es A Wiii, secd lieutenint.
s-.udent. 'Wfl:s-oo, sin2le
NON CO313IISSIONED OFFICERS
George P. Auley, first sergeait,
fartmer. Aiken singale.
Gecr e W. Nevils sicoLd tergeant,
p tiian, Blackcville, single.
Wihiim A. Collett, sergeant, mer
chant Eigetield, single.
Carroli D. Na7ce, sere eant, ttud ent,
Cross HJU, single
Williai R. Wright, sergeant, mer
chant, BAm'oer, married.
Ricbaid G. Stone, sergeant, lawyer,
Henr, A. Wright, corporal, mar
chazrt, Binherg, single.
Willia-n Pricher, corpora], fsrmer,
Adlen A. Perry, cirporal, carpenter
Albert E HilJ, corporal, clerk, AlL
Mont, Mich . singlej.
J. s -pa E Harley. corporal, student
Mike H. Murray, corporal, conduc
tor, Aikej. single.
CUiarles H. Peeples, musician, far
mer. Wnaley. single,
L:ais H. Troath, musician, clerk,
Lawbon K ~Gunter, artificer, car
ptnter, Aiken, single;
S.imuel 0olvan, waganer, nigb
watenman, E let-field. single.
John W. Airam, farmer, Whitmere
O:rin Alexander, engineer. Eureka,
Wya'.t Backins, railroader, Charles
Ja:epn A Bell, bookkeeper, Char
Alb-:rL S Barry, plumber, Charles
Josepn A. Best, farmar, Ulmer,
Pnaraoh J. Bottom, manufacturer,
R_ ckey. Neb.. single.
Partiu3 D. Bro wn, laborer, Charles
R per H Bassey, farmer, Modac,
Henry Dempsey, blacksmitb, Hamp
Clarence Die, farmer, Batesburg,
isaac 0 Elmunds, salesman. New
Cnarles L. Ed wards, millman, Kill
Munroe Fennel, farmer Sylvania,
Ga , single.
Eljti M. Free, farmer. Bamberg,
Ryerson S. Guess, student, Den
m Arx, single.
Joan . Hawkins, batcher, Green
Gideon C. Hair, constable, Willis
George H. Hope, carpenter, D.n
Edivard W. Hlzman, fArmer, Barn
Jahn H Holman brakemAn, Den
Joain J H~lmes, farmer, Suthber
ry, N Y., siuele.
James at Huist, telegrapher, John
James J. Jeffcoat,painter, Barn well,
Eu-est Jaines, miliman, Langley,
Linton L. K-mnnedy, painter, Dan
mar k, single.
O.ti, R Kennedy, farmer, Aiken,
Henry Kirkland, laborer, Aiken,
Jones Leonard, brickmaker, Lex
ingtou, N C , single.
Jake L itt, mallman, Langley, sin
Benjamin S. Moore, farmer, Bara
John 3. Moore, farmer, Barnwell,
Ratus R Moore, merchant, Barn
Charles F. Mann, millman, Rck
Jrio. L Neece, labarer, Swansea,
Robert Q Nevils, wago ier, Barn
Clitton Peake, farmer, Kersha w,
William- Pearson, millmnan, Starr
form P. 0 . icngle.
William F. Perrin, clerk, Abbevi 11
Lawrence D Padgett, farmer Mont -
Henry J. Price, Jr., farmer, McCor
James A. Price, farmer, Bamnberg,
Joaeph G. Pri'.cher, sawyer, Wei
John H . Prince, farmrr, Modoc,
Joseph S R~ 3dd. miliman, Lungley,
Jonn H Reese, millman, Aagusta,
Henry L. Ra well, wheel wright, E Iko
Wade H. Sucker, farmer, S wansea,
Wilson L. Sheridan, farmer, Holly
Aloyed M,, Smnith, brick mason, Hop
Mill No 2, N. C., single.
Coke Smith, miliman, Crim, single.
Charles G. Santag, farmer, Denmark
Cnarles L. Stanbes, undertaker,
George S. Taylor, millman, 03er,
William E. Turner, farmer, Cope,
dq iire Usery, farmer, Beldoc, sin
Thomas M. Usery, farmer, Beldoc,
James L . Whiting, milnan, Paco
George Whittle, millman, Langley,
Jann H. Wiggins, farmer, Peaks,
moven M. Wig~ ns, farmer, Peaks,
John Willia-as, farnier, Langley,
Win. A. Wingard. printer, Aiken,
Cats. T. Wisenan, builder, Elber
ion, Ga., sirngle.
WVm. M. Young, farmer, Camden,
Gone t , the Froznt.
Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock the
First Regimnent lef. Columbia for
Ch'.canauga, where they will remain
until tney are fully e gipped. It is
likely tney will then oe sent to Porto
Rico. B fare heaving Columbia the
soldiers were made a parting address
by Gov. Ederbe. It took fx r trains
to carry the regiment.
Four Liven Lost.
Reports have been received Thurs
day of great damage done by a torna
do in D:K a b cunaty, M2.. causing
the loss of four lives. The dead are:
Wife and three children of Calvin
Smith, living eight miles north west of
f PANIaRCS DESPERITE.
Os.p als I) .rr. 8a33 Hiar cu's Men Wil
Fight Like !av g-e.
C.)'5i J. H Dorst has bcen doirg
sonr- "trv darirg and dangerojs work
for :he gover , mnt. says a Key West
d pa-c. lie ha; zaien his ife in his
hand a eczen times His instructions
ve-e to assii: the UCahans i making
e WastIo wt ice Ullited Sa.tesoi
ciass rd t tna: te R-miington Rnd
S;>riiet. r I 9, 'or wr:ie Ger. Go
m: z. X . g -i :n. sten t ,. rt iuto
r4,u- Bi o nr thi, wAs a
niein grav-r wo i<. It Ass ascer
ts.:I serau i. rifttf-c i;e -Urce
W M~ w aa t~r><ano goceral~y.
ab *. oat s r a fi.Cat Spain in
ten'!i pu.tiae uO. j. giog from the
evii-nce obiisate iap-.ain Dors;
"Sa intends filhting with the fe
roeny 0 a ce U -y ago Tae cap:ur
ed mar will receive about the treat
mtLat acco:ded to captives by the
He begs to dissipate the i-p-ession,
if ary !uen be current, that it will ce
any easy maL.tr to drive out Spain's
-Iris well, sals he, "to baar in
mnd that Soain has in Cuoa between
60 0UO ana 75,000 soidiers, wnc have
survived two epidrmics, and the bid
food and worse sanitary arrangements
of Spaxuth Darracks. Trese men re
ligiously telieve tnat, if captured,
tneir inroa-.s wil instantly oe cu..
Their superior ( ffi-ers tell them this,
tne priests declare .nat it, is truC. lu
tue drst two or three oattles these sci
diers will fight with true Latin dee
peration. Tne United States army go
i g to Cuba may as well understanu
that it business will be serious war.
Tae native population will help us all
it JAres Finally, tne sooner we be
gin tne better. Tais talk about the
terrors of tne ciimate is numbug of toe
most arrant kind The water of Cuba
is excellent, and the climate is a very
good one. Those fellows who come
here from Arizona will think the
cnange simply heavenly."
BG : ENSATION INCH ARLESTON
Tne P.;ze Orew on a Spanlah Prlzs Ifrea
Adispatch from Onarleston to the
Augusta Cnroaicle under date of Juse
2 say: A big aensation is on in this
city, caused by tne aleged firing of
ceraiti members of the CaralinaYacht
ciuu upoa tne 8panisa prizs bhip Ri%.
rne tiring occured in the harbor jyst
off tme Y-cat c:u ) aouse aad was j e
turaeti oy tne seamen of t-he prize
crew, woo taought an attack was
ociul mad i on tieir vessel. Fortu
nately no rnjary resulted to eitber
The members of the Yacht club deny
that iney nad a nlau in te affair and
are highly indigaant because Lsy are
caarged witn naving fired on tae
steamer. Taey eay tae snoouing was
done oy par.ies at the head of the
Commercial wnarf, who are no- men
oers of the club. Tae marshall anl
saamen of the prize ship Rita say tMat
tae tiring was done by members of the
Sacat cla, as taeshots came from the
re fire was returned from the por t
battery of tue ship, but fortunately,
tne guns were not trained directly on
the ciuo nouse. Tne priza commis
sruuers nave taken a nand in the mat
ter and an inveaiugation witi be h:ld.
Snould tnre fac be estaoliahed that the
pr.z: snip was fired on by members ef
tae yacat club One affair will take a se
riou, turn and wili terminate unforsu
nasely :or toe gulay parties.
Tne Carolina Yacat ciub is compos
ed of tae swell set of tne to wn, wno
are also metnoers of tire St Cecela
society . Tne affar has caused a gi eat
sensation, owing to tire prominience of
the pacties impl:cated, and some start
ling developnienss are exected.
Omeiers on Oar Ba: tleshps.
Just at this time, when our eyes are
fixed with ad miration upon the brave
men who are illustrating the prowess
of our navy, we should take advan
tage of the opportunity wnich now
presents itself to learn something of
the internal organization of this ina
portant branch of the governments
In the first place, we find on mak
ine inquiry into the matter that naval
illiiers are divided into t wo classes,
viz, the line officers and the staff
offic ars; the former consisting of those
whe hold the various naval ranks
from ensign to rear admiral, and the
latter, consisting of specialists, such
as engineers, chaplains and physici
anrs. Under the head of line officers
come rear admirals, commodores,
captains, commanders, lieutenant
cornmanders, lieutenants and ensigns
Under the head of staff officers come
engineers, physicians, paymasters.
constructora, chap!ains, civil engineer
and professors of mathematics. Of
engineers, there are three grades, vfz.,
chief engineers, passed assistant en
gineers and aisistant engineers; of
physicians, there are five grades, viz,
medical directors, medical inspectors
surgeons, passed assistant and assist
art surgeins;of paymasters there are
fire grades, viz, pay directors, pay in
speci ors, paymasters, passed assistant
paymasters and assistant paymasters;
of constructors there are two grades,
viz, constructors and assistant con
On account of the intricate and
ponderous mechanism of our modern
battleships, great importance attaches
to the skill and talent of the engineer.
Men of ordinary experience and capa
city cannot grapple with the responsi
bilities of the posrni ro In order to
invest the engineer a n b -.coper digni
ty it is now proposed to uan him one
of the line officers, with correspond
ing and appropriate rank. This act
of j .istice to the engineer mir t long
ago have been performed, bu when
the officers were first divided iu-> line
and staff offcars, the engineer #nq
not the important man on b ard
which he has since becvrte Ther-e
should be no delay in c-n cer:- ga o
this worihy officer the d:gary which
properly belongs to him
Every citizen of the U nited States
should be familiar with organization
of the navy. Wnat the country owes
to this department of service cannot
be computed, but t -' d-abt is ic ircly
less th an what it o- u that other
great de partment. v.z , the a rmy.
BAth alike have advanc d the glory
of the nation's ensign.
A Big Fire.
A confisgration at Peshawer Ind ia,
which was not mastered fcr 21 rsr~
destroyed 4 000 houses, dois~ dasmage
to t'he ai ai -4 . .i e--- c re-o
ruptes as $3J U.eJ ou L'n is
supposed to be tire recard fire of India.
Oi m pi a cap tian Dies.
Tne na~vy department has received
a cabiegram announcing the death
at Kobe, Japan, Saturday of Capt.
Charles V. Gridley of the cruiser
Olympia, Admiral Dewey's flagship.
Na particulars are given.
MRs. Ri~bley D. Evans takes a live
ly interest in toe navy. Her husband,
"Fighxting Bob." commands the Iowa,
her brother commands the Indiana,
her son is on the Massachusetts, and
her son in-la w is on the-Ne w Ycrk; arA
she has two daughters who h ave voi
unteered and are training for nursQs.
the Royai is 4he highest grade baking powder
known. Actual teats show It goes one.
third farther than any other brand.
M N o RO A rCI A si. P*ERCO., tE* yOR,.
We Are a- Wa'- Wir Lonat'es
Under this caption the New Yoik
Journal says perhaps one reason
why we dont get on better in our war
with Spain is that we fir d it difficult
to realize that we a-e manotu7ring
against a nation of lusatn s. Wey ler ,
the most important rt i i:arv mrember
of the collection, nay j.r-t b, :n' e
himself, but he as:umle-i isht aLIS 'oun.
trymen are, for he tells them that tie
right thing to do is to give bim an
army of 50,000 men with which to in
vade the Ua.ted States and suojagate
the Yankees. I. would be disrespect
ful to regard Mgr. Saer z de Urturi y
Crespo, Archbishop of Santiago de
Cuba, as a prelate not up to the aver
age of Spanish intelligence, yet we
learn that at a banquet given there
the other evening to Admiral Cervera.
His Grace delivered a speech in which
he said: "It is LO' sufficient to be vic
torious on the sea. Tne Spanish fig
must float on t.e Capitol," meaning
Washington. '.his unfortunate ec
clesiastic, in common with the mass of
Spaniards, is plainly under the dela.
sion that it was Montojo and not
Dewey who won at Manila, and that
our other fleets have suffered disasters
about which nobody outside of Spain
and Cuba has heard. The course of
low diet which i in store for Mgr.
Saenz de Urturi y Crespo, Archbishop
of blockaued Santiago de Cuba, may,
by Heaven's grace, be the means of
clearing his brain and restoring him to
reason. But nothing can be, hoped
for in the case of the demented Spani
ards as a race. In their histories this
war will remain a series of brilliant
victories for them. Tneir mad chron
iclers write only of vic.ories for mad
readers. Gibraltar is still to Spain a
Spanish and not a British possession.
T.e C andid at ea.
War or no war the politicians and
candidates are Dound to have their in
ning. No pledges have been fited as
yet, oat tne Columbia Record says
the foliowieg candidateS are likely to
be in the race this sammer: .
For Governor-Governor W. H.
Ellerbe, Colonei R. B Watson, E. L.
Archer, Joel B:uason, George D.
Tlman and 0. L champer;.
Lieutenant Goveraor -19. B M
Sweeney and C. C Foatherstone.
Secretary of Stae-D. H. Tomp
kins, R. K. Cleveland, 9. R. Cooper
and R R Hempnili.
Cumptroder General-J. P. Dir
ham and L. P. Eton.
Attorney Genral-G. Duncan Bel
inger, Cole L. Ble.'se, H. H E rans,
George S. Mo wer, Knox Livingstone,
U. P. Townsend and John T. Sioan.
State Treasurer-Dr. W. H. Tim
Aujutant Genera:- J. Gary Watts,
J. W. Fioyd and? Ren:-y T. Thompson.
Superintendent of E jucation-T C.
Robinson, W. A. Brown and E D.
Railroad Commissioner-B. B. Es'
ans, H. R Thomas. J. W. Gray, N.
H. Stanse 1, J. E Pettigre w, Calvin
W. Garris. E. B. Berry and J. A.
Snerintendent of Penitentiary
W. A. Neal, H. H. Czu n, D. J. Gri!
Some of these, however, are not
strongly probable. Among the rath
er d oubtful are Geo. D. T dlman and
. L. Schumpert, for governor, and
Henry T. thOmpsonl fo? adjutant
generaL. None of the others is as
certain as death and taxes, but they
are about as certain as an uncertainty
This State in Osher Wara
Now that war is upon us facts con
cerning South Carolina's pla::e in
previous wars may be worthy of notice
and may also act as a spur upon the
patriotism of any who may be lackiner
in that estimable quality. In 1812'
the six New Engla d States furnished,
to be exact, 5 162 men, and the little
and much-abused State of South Car
olina furnishe d 5,696 or over 500 more
than all of New Eagland. In that
war the entire north furnished 58,552
and the entire south, with a smaller
population, furnisbed 96 812 or not
very far from double the number
fully double ccnsidering the popula
In the Mexican war Massachusetts
furnished 1 047 men and all the otber
Ne w E->gland States furrnished 1,532.
Plcky litte Souto Carolina furnished
5,262, or more than dcuale as many
men as all of New Eig lard, while the
entire north f urnished 23 054 men and
the entire scuth furnished 43,630 men.
The facts and fi.'ures are taken from
the archives at Washington, "Thorns
in the Flesh," page 209. History must
not be perm:tt. d to record thet failure
of South Carolina to furnish the q iota
called for the present emergency.
May the God of battles sh~ei!d our ga!
lant braves, whether afbat or asbor',.
is the prayer rising from many a bearr..
SoME time ago the Has'. Theodore
J. Snaffer resigned the iar o a e 'a a
Methcdist church in Brosw navil , Pa.,
to go to work in a rollinzs muil, soon
became a boss roller, and h ~s j at been
elected president of' the local branches
of the Amalgamated Asscciation of
Iron and S.eel wzrks in Ne' Yrk.
MISS Clara Barton establiahed an:
orphan asylum in Havana, over the
entrance of which she had inscribed
"Lee Orphan Asylum arad Sanitari
um." After Lee left Havana Blanco
showed his spite and at the same tine
is smallness by having "Lee" erased.
Lee will reciprocate by helping raises
Blaco out of Havana
THE PRughkeeps'e, N. Y , Eagle as~
serts that this country has now won ii e
right to aive the PhuippicLe I,an.da a
new name, and suggests that they
sh uld be called Dewey Iclands here
after, inasmuch as "we do not want
any goxd American soil named after
that old brute Pnilip of Spain.
MR Arthur Sewa'l, of Bath, ne-,
candidate for vice p-+-s'dent on the
democratic ticket in 1S96 bas cfferea
the ship Rbanoke, now at San Fran
ico, to the governa e .t to transport
troops. He says the snip can be tisttd
up for about 2.500 men an~d 1 000 tots
of freight. _____
THERE is no doubt now that Spain's
flying squadron, comnposed of tour
splendid cruisers and, two torn do
boat destroyers, is imprisoned izn San
tiago harbor. This fleet is in r ur
opinion doomed to capture or destruc