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MISSION OF DORCAS
Dr. Talmage Draws a Lesson from
a Nobis Woman's Life.
SELF SACRIFICING WORK.
Helpful Words For Those En
gaged in Alleviating Hurman
Distress. Assured of a Rich
Reward Hereafter.
Dc. Talmage. wh is i
northern Eu ope, has f.rwardtd the
followin_ reoj'rt of a .erun in whi
he utters helpful words - L :"' o a:e
engaged in alleviati" . CL
and shows low such wr r i'
crowned at the last: t xt.
"And all the widow e'd by hiu
weepiog and showir.: hi:1 t?' cnts and
garments which Dbrsa made vhile she
was with them."
Joppa is a most absorbing c:ity of the
orient. Into her harbor once fi atcd the
rafts of Lebanon cedar from which the
temples of Jerusalem were built, Solo
mon's oxen drawing the log through the
town. Here Napoleon had 5uU prison
ers massacred. O'e of the most magni
ficent charities of the centuries was
started in this seaport by Dorcas, a wo
man with her needle embroidering namre
ineffaceably into the eneficence of the
world. I see her sitting in yonder
home. In the doorway and around
about the building and in the room
where she sits are the pale faces of the
poor, She listens to their plaint, she
pities their woe, she makes garments
for them, she adjusts the manufaetur-d
articles to suit the bent form of this
invalid woman and to the cripple that
comes crawling on his hands and knees.
She gives a coat to this one. she gives
sandals to that one. With the gifts
she mingles prayers and tear. and Chris
tian encouragement. Then she goes
out to be greeted on the street corners
by those whom she has blessed, and all
through the street the cry is heard,
"Dorcas is coming!" The sick look up
gratefully into her face as she puts her
hand on the burning brow, and the lost
and the abandoned start up with hope
as they hear her gentle voice, as though
an angel had addressed them, and as
she goes out the lane eyes half put out
with sin think they see a halo of light
about her brow and a trail of glory in
her pathway. That night a half paid
shipwiight climbs the hill and reaches
home and seas his little boy well clad
and says, "Where did these clothes
come from?" And they tell him,
"Dorcas has been here." In another
place a woman is trimming a lamp.
Dorcas bought the oil. In another
place a family that had not been at
table for many weeks are gathered now,
for Dorcas has brought bread.
But there is a sudden pause in that
woman's ministry. They say: "Where
is Dorcas? Why, we haven't seen her
for many a day. Where is Doreas?"
And one of these pocor people goes up
and knocks at the door and finds the
mystery solv'ed. All through the
haunts of wretchedness the news comes,
"Dorcas is sick !" No bulletin flashing
from the palace gate t lling the stages
of a king's disease is more anxiously
waited for than the news from this
benefactress. Alas, for Joppa there is
wailing, waiiing! That voice which
has uttered so many cheerf'ul words is
hushed; that hand which has made so
many garments for the poor is cold and
still; the star which had poured light
into the midnight of wretchedness is
dimmed by the blindi'ng mists that go
up from the river of death. In every
forsaken place in that town, wherever
there is a sick child and no balm, wher
ever there is hunger and no bread, wher
ever there is guilt and no commisera
tion, wherever there is a broken heart
and no comfort, there are despairing
looks and streaming eyes and frantic
gesticulations as they cry, "D~oroas is
dead!"
They send for the apostle Peter, who
happens to be in the suburbs of the
place, stopping with a tanner of the
name of Simon. Peter nrges his way
through the crowd around the door and
stands in the presence of the dead.
What demonstra~ton o.f grief nll about
him! Here sr"d om of the poor
people, who show the garmzenrts whieh
this poor woman bei' ;... f 'r them
Their grief cannot b~e spj s.- d. T v
apostle Peter wants to perforai a
acle. lHe will not do it amid the a
cited crowd, so he orders that the whole
room be cleared. The door is shut
against the populace. The apostle
stands new with the dead. Oh, it is a
serious moment, you know, when you
are along with a lifeless body!1 The
apostle gets down on his knees and
prays, and then he comes to the life
less form of this one all ready for the
sepulcher, and in the strength of him
who is the resurrection he cries,
"Tabitha, arise!'' There is a stir in
th'e fountains of life; the heart iut
ters; the nerves thrill; the cheek flashes;
the eye opens; she sits up!
We see in this subject Dorcas t he
disciple, Dorcas the benefactress,
Dabreas the lamented, .Doreas the resur
rected.
If I had not seen that word disciple
in my text, I would have known this
woman was a Christian. Such music
as that never came from a heart which
is net chorded and strung by divine
grace. Before I show you the needle
work of this woman I want to show
you her regeneratea heart, the source of
a pure life and of all Christian chari
ties. I wish that the wives and meth
ers and daughters and sisters of all the
earth would imitate Dorcas in her dis
cipleship. Before you cross the thres
hold of the hospital, before you enter
upon the temptations and trials of to.
morrow, I charge you in the name of
God and by the turmoil and tumult of
the judgment day, ()women, that you
attend to the first, last and greatest
duty of your life-the seeking for God
and being at peace with him. When
the trumpet shall sound, there will be
an uproar and a wreck of mountain
and continent, and no human arm can
help you. Amid the rising of the dead
and amid the boiling of yonder sea and
amid the live, leaping thunders of the
flying heavens calm and placid will be
every woman's heart who hath put her
trust in Christ--calm notwithstanding
all the tumult, as though the fire in the
heavens were only the gildings of an
autumnal suneet, as though the peal of
the trumpet were only the harmony of
an orchestra, as though the awful voices
of the sky were but a group of friends
bursting through agateway at eventime
with laughter and shonting,"Dra
the disciple!'' Would God that every
Mary and Martha wou~ a s day sit
down at the feet of Jesus:
Further, we see Iboreas the benefac
tress. History has told the story of the
crown; epic poet has sung of the sword;
the pastoral poet, with his verses full
of the redolence of clover tops and a
r.stle with the silk of the corn, has
sang t praire of the plow, I teli
the praises of the needle. From
the fig leaf robe prepared in the gar
den of Eien to the last stitch taken on
the iarmcnt for the poor the needle has
wrought wonders of kindness, generosi
ty and benefaction It adorned the gir
dle of the high priest, it fashioned the
curtains in the ancient tabernacle, it
cushioned the chariots of King Solomon
it provided the robes of Qaeen Eliza
bet, and in high places and in low
places, by the fire of the pioneer's back
log and under the flash of the ehande
ier. cycrwhere, it has clothed naked
ness, it has preaehed the gospel, it has
overeome hosts of penury and want
with the warery of "Stitch, stitch,
stit: The operatives hare found a
' by it, and through it, the
S empKOyer are construct
he greatest trunphs in all
an, I Set down the con
te ncodle. I admit its crimes
cruelties. It has had more
I etr7 than the fire; it has punctured
the eye; it has piereed the side; it has
struck weakness into the lungs; it has
sent madness into the brain; it has
filled the potter's field; it has pitched
whole armies of the suff'.ring into crime
and wretchedness and woe. But now
that I am talking -f Doreas and her
minimiis to the poor, I shall speak
only of the charities of the needle.
This woman was a representative of all
those who uIake garments for the desti
tu'e, whoknit sacks f-:.r the barefooted,
who pprepare banduges for the lacerated,
who fix up boxes of cl thing for mis
:ionaries, who go into the asylums of
the sufring and destitute, bearig
that gospel which is sight for the blind
and hearing for the deaf, and which
makes the lame man leap like a hart
and brings the dead to life, immortal
health bounding in their pulses. What
a contra-st between the practical benev
o&ence of this woman and a great deal
of the charity of this day! This wo
ma:n did not spend her time idly plan
ning how the poor of the city of Jop
pa were to be relieved; she took her
ne-cdie and relieved them. She was
not like those persons who sympathize
with imaginary sorrows, and go out in
the street and laugh at the boy who has
upset his basket of cold victuals, or
like that charity which makes a rous
ing speech on the benevolent platform
and goes out to kick the beggar from
the step. crying, "Hush your miserable
howling!" Sufferers of the world want
not so much theory as practice; not
so much smiles as shoes, so much tears
as dollars; not so much kind wishes
as loaves of bread, not so much
"God bless you!' as jackets and frocks.
I will put one earnest Christian man
hard working, against five thousand
mere theorists on the subject of chari
ty. There are a great many who have
fine ideas about church architecture
who never in their life helped to build
a church. There are men who can give
you the history of Buddhism and Mo
hammedanism who never sent a farth
ing for evangelization. There are wo
men who talk beautifully about the
suffering of the world, who never had
the courage, like Dorcas, to take the
needle and assault it.
I am glad that there is not a page of
the world's history which is not a
reco:d of female benevolence. God
says to all lands and people, Come
now and hear the widow's mite rattle
down into the poor box. The Princess
of Conti sold all her jewels that she
might help the famine stricken. Queen
Blanche, the wife of L'ouis VI1[ of
France, hearing that there were some
persons unjustly incarcerated in the
prisons, went out amid the rabble and
took a stick and struck the door as a
signal that they might all strike it,
and down went the prisoa door, and
out came the prisoners. Q ieen Maud,
the wife of Henry I, went down amid
the poor and washed their sores and
administered to them cordials. Mrs.
detson, at Matagords, appeared on the
battlefield while the missiles of death
were flying around and cared for the
wounded. Is there a man or woman
who has ever heard of the civil war in
America who has not heard of the
woman of the sanitar; and Christian
comm~ssions or tise fact that before the
smoke had mej~ up from Gettysburg
and South Miountain the women of the
north met the women of the south on
the battlefield, forgetting all their ani
mosities while they bound up the
wounded and closed the eyes of the
slain? Dorcas, the benefactress.
1 come now to speak of Dorcas, the
lamented. When death struck down
th:e g.>od woman, oh, how much sor
r;w there was in the town of Joppa! I
s ppose there were women there with
larger fortunes, women, perhaps, with
handsemer faces, but there was no grief
at their departure like this at the death
of IDorcas. There was not more tur
moil and upturning in the Mediterra
nean sea, dashing against the wharfs at
that seaport, than there were surgings
to and fro of grief because Doreas was
dead. There are a great miny who go
out of life and are unmissed. There
may be a very largu i neral, there may
be a great many carriag-:s and a plumed
hearse, there may be high sounding
eulogiums, the bell may toll at the
cemetery, there may be a very fine mar
ble shaft rears '3 over the resting place,
but the whole thing may be a falsehood
and a sham. The church of God has
lost nothing the world has lost nothing,
the world has lost nothing. It is only
a nuisance abated. It is only a grum
bier ceasing to find fault. It is only
an idler stopped yawning. It is only a
dissipated fashionable parted from his
wine cellar, while on the other hand no
useful Christian leaves this world with
out being missed.
The church of God cries out like the
prophet, "Howl. fir tree, for the cedar
has fallen!' Widowhood comes and
shows the garments which the departed
had made. Orphans are lifted up~ to
look into the caln face of the sleeping
benefactress. Reclaimed vagrancy
comes and kisses the cold brow of her
who charmed it away from sin, and all
through the streets of Joppa there is
mourning-mourning because Dorcas is
dead. When Josephine of France was
carried out to her grave, there were a
great many men and women of pomp
and pride and position that went out
after her, but I am most affected by the
story of history that on that day there
were ten thousand of the poor of France
who followed her coffin, weeping and
wai-e until the air rang again, because
wen they lost Josephine they lost their
last earthly friend. Oh, who would not
rather have such obsequies than all the
tears that were ever poured in the lach
ryals that have been exhumed from an
cient cities? There may be no mass for
the dead; there may be no costly sar
cophagus; there may be no elaborate
mausleum, but in the damnp cellars of
the city and through the lonely huts of
the mountain glen there will be mourn
in, mourning, mourning, because Dor
c~s is dead. " Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord; they rest from their la
bors, an~d their works do follow them."
I speak to you of Dorcas the resur
rected. The apostle came to where she
was and said, "Arise, and she sat up:"
In what a short compass the great
writer put that "She sat up!' Oh, what
that town en tIe apemle b;ot_: Her
out among c3: Lid friends ,c.. the
tears of j4 must have started What a
clapping of hands there must have
been! What singinc! What laughter!
Sound it all thro-gh that lane! Let all
Joppa hear it! Dlreas is resurrected!
You and I have seen the same thing
many a time, not a dead body resusci
tited, but the deecased Coming up again
after death in the good accomplished.
If a man labors up to 50 years of age,
servieg God, and then dies we are apt
to think t:at his earthly work is done.
. Nis influence on earth will con
tinue till the world ceases Services for
Christ never stop. A Christian woman
toils for the upbuilding of a church
through many anxieties, through many
self deuials, with prayers and tears,
and then she die. It i. 15 years since
the went anay. Now the spirit of God
de-eends upon that church, hundreds
of souls Land up and confess the faith
of Christ. has that Chris:ian woman,
who went away 15 years ago, nothing to
do with these things? I see the tlwer
ing out of her noble heart. I hear the
echo of her footsteps in all the songs
over sins forgiven, in all the prosperity
of the church. The good that seemed
to be buried has come up again. Dor
cas is resurrected!
After awhile all these womanly
friends of Christ will put down their
needle forever. After making gar
ments for others, some one will make a
garment for them; the last robe we ever
we ar-the robe for the grave. You
will have heard the last cry of pain.
You will have witnessed the last orphan
age. You will have come in worn out
from your last round of mercy. I do
not know where you will sleep, nor
what your epitaph will be, but there
will be a lamp burning at that tcub,
and an angel of God guaroing it, and
through all the long night no rude foot
will disturb the dust. Sleep on, sleep
or.! Soft hbd, pleasant ahadosts, un
disturbed repose! Sleep o !
Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep
From which none ever make to weep!
Then one day there will be a sky
rending and a whir of wheels and the
fi ash of a pageant. armies marching,
chains clanking, banners waving, thun
ders boom Dg, and that Christian wo
man will rise from the dust, and she
will be suddenly surrounded-sur
rounded yb the wanderers of the street
whom she reclaimed, surrounded by
the wounded souls to whom she had
administered. Daughter of God, so
strangely surrounded, what means this?
It means that reward has come, that
the victory is won, that the crown is
ready, that the banquet is spread.
Shout it through all the crumbling
earth. Sing it through all the flying
besvens Dorcas is resurrected!
In 1855, when some of the soldiers
came back from the Crimean was to
London, the queen of England distrib
uted am ng them beautiful medals call
ed Crimean medals. Galleries were
erected for the two houses of parlia
ment and the royal family to sit in.
There was was a great audience to wit
ness the distribution of the medals. A
colonel who had lost both feet in the
battle of Inkerminn was pulled in on a
wheel chair; others came in limping on
their crutches. Then the queen of
England arose bofore them in the name
of her government and uttered words of
commendation to the officers and men
and distributed those medals, inscribed
with the four great battlefields-Alma,
Balakiva. Inkermann and Sevastopol.
As the queen gave these to the wound
ed men and the wounded efficers the
bands of music struck up the national
air, and the people, with streaming
eyes, j iined in the song
God save our gracious queen!
L rog live our noble queen:
God save the queen!
And then they shouted, "HIuzza, huz
za!' O, it was a proul day for those
returned warriors! But a brighter,
better, and gladder day will come when
Christ shall gather those who have
toiled in his serv ee, good soldiers of
Jesus Christ. lie shall rise before
them, and in the presence of all the
glorified of heaven he will say, "Well
done, good and faithful servant," and
then he will distribute the medals of
eternals victory, not inscribed with
works of righteousness which we have
done, but with those four great battle
fields dear to earth and dear to heaven
-Bethelhem, Naz ireth, Gethsemane,
Calvary!
THE CHINESE DEFEA TED.
The Allied Forces Capture the City of
Tien Tsin.
After another pitched battle the al
lied forces captured the city of Tien
Tsin. The city was occupied by the
international troops who found dead
Chinese lying about the streets in hun
dreds. Though the taking of the city
will have the thect of discouraging the
Boxers, the total loss to the foreigners
is thought to be 1,200 dead and wou-nd
ed. The Chinese is said to have been
over 3,000.
The following additional detai:,
the allied forces' attack on the native
city city of Tientsin reached here to
day from the Associated Press corres
pondent with the allies: "Tientsin,
Friday Midnight. After a day of hard
fighting and having lain for hours in
the shallow, hastily dug trenches, futll
of water, and suffering from hunger
and thirst, the two battalions of the
Ninth Infantry that participated in the
attack on Tientsin retired under cover
of the darkness, the British sailors as
sisting them to withdraw by firing vol
leys to cover of their retirement.
The Americans brought out all of
their wounded under a terrific fire.
The total loss of the Americans was
140.
A report has been forwarded by
Count von Usedom, captain of the
German second class cruiser Hertha,
of the capture of the native city of
Tientsin by the allted foroes. The re
port says: "Scare'.y any resistance
was experienced when the Americans,
British and Japanese finally stormed
the walled native city on the afternoon
of July 14. Fighting was still in
progress on the east sidc of the town,
where the Russians were trying to seize
a Chinese camp and citadel."
Wants to Fight.
The suggestion comes from Macon
that the time is now ripe for the col
ored washerwomen of the So-uth t
te scores with the Chir-se. who
have invaded their sphere of i l
and largely sup-erseded then; n a ui
ness which had been peuar.ly their
own from a time whence the memn
ory of man runneth not to the contrary.
In Macon, a day or two ago, according
to the News, a big, fat, ebon-hued
washerwomen pith a bundle of clothes
on her head, was heard to say that if
the United States government would
take women as soldiers, she would vol
unteer and go to fight the Chinese. and
that she knew of a number of others
who would do the same thing. "We
kin git up six cumpnies in Macon,"
she said, "an' I know I kin whip a
whole passle o' dem Chinamens; dat's
int wha I Tkin."
IMURDEROUS INTENT
Of Kentucky Republicans Being
B-ought Out in Court
PLANS TO KILL GOV. GOEBEL.
Governor Taylor Furnished Some
of the Money Used to Bring
{ in the Murderers to
Frankfort.
In the trial of Caleb Powers charged
with complicity in the murder of Gov.
Goebel, which has been in progress for
several days at Frankfort, Ky., John
A. Black, a banker and Republican of
prominence. was the first witness on
Wednesday. He said Powers came to
him in January to advise him as to the
propriety of the no ,untain organization
which he said Powers was getting up.
"I asked Powers," said witness,
"what sort of a crowd he was getting
up and he said he was organizing an
armed mob to go to Frankfort. I dis
couraged this and told him it would in
jure the Republican party, would be a
stigma on our end of the State and
ought to be abandoned. Powers, how
ever, insisted that the mob should be
formed. His idea was that it would
intimidate the legislature."
Back, continuing, said: "I saw Pow
ers later and again remonstrated against
the mountain mob going to Frankfort
Powers told me it was being formed
with the approval of Governor Taylor,
Finley and other Republican leaders
at Frankfort. Finley also came to me
and endeavored to get me to cooperate
with them. I protested bitterly. Pow
ers became very angry with me on ac
count of the position I took I tried
to dissuade them from organizing the
dirty band and told him to send good
citizens, people of influence, if any."
A check from Chas. Finley to the
Louisville and Nashville railroad for
$1,000 for transportation of the men to
Frankfort was produced by Black in re
-se to a question from the prosecu
W. H. Culton, who is under indict
ent as an accessory to the killing of
.,vernor Goebel, was called next.
Counsel for the defense raised a
o'.int against the competency of Culton
. a witness, he being under indiet
went along with Powers and others as
. conspirator and not having been tried.
FUhe jury was excluded during the argu
ment of the point.
Judge Cantrill ruled that while at
-omon law Powers could not testify
tiat rule was abrogated under the law
,f this State and that Culton is a com
petent witness, the right to testify be
ing a personal privilege The court
instructed Culton that he might or
might not testify as he desired and if
he did so, he was not compelled to tell
anything that would criminate himself.
Culton replied that he was testifying
of his own free will.
Culton said he attended a confrerence
at Frankfort in January at which Pow
ers and others were present and the
matter of bringing mountain men to
the State capital was being discussed.
Hamp Howard, Frank Cecil and oth
er mountain men were asked by Powers
how many they could bring from Har
Ian, Bell and other counties.
They promised to bring from 50 to
200 from each of the counties. Pow
ers said, according to the witness, that
when the men arrived at Frankfort they
would give the Democratic legislature
30 minutes in which to settle the con
tests, "and if they did not settle it in
that time they would kill every one of
them."
Culton continued: "The mountain
men arrived in Frankfort, January 25.
They numbered from 1,000 to 1.200 men.
Those who carried guns had them etack
ed in the t fli e of the commissioner of
agriculture and each man was given a
tag corresponding with a number on his
gun. After holdiog the meeting in the
State house yard, the larger parr of the
crowd was sent home."
Culton said Henry Youtsey told hi'.
he had found a way GJoebel could be
killed and no one found out who did it.
Youtsey said it could be done from the
secretary of state's offibe, and showed
some steel bullets. Witness told Yout
sey such a thing should not be done.
Ex-Gov. Bradley had told witness of
hearing that Goebel was to be killed,
and said it must not be done. Witness
saw Youtsey again and the latter said
the idea had been abandoned.
Powers, the witness alleged, distri
buted money among the various cap
tains who were to bring the mountain
eers to Frankfort. He did not know
whence the money came. He declared
4; .v Taylor furnished him (Culton) the
inmey to bring the Jackson county
-..w i Witness said GJoy. Taylor did
no)t w ant thbe -nountain men to go home.
He w..or ;' B rry Howard and others,
at Taylor's ii~n.-, and told them the
governor wanted them to remain and
not go home as Powers wished.
On the day of the Van Meter-Berry
contest in the legislature the witness
said Taylor sent orders by him to assist
Adjt. Gen. Dixon to have the troops in
the arsenal ready to be called cu: at a1
moment's notice.
After the assassination Culton said
Powers came to him at~d told him to
write to the par ties who were in con
ference and tell them they had better
be very careful and do no talking, as
they were liable to be connected with
the murder. Witness told him it would
be dangerous to write, and Powers said
l'e would do it himself. The prosecu
tion produced a box of cartridges for
the witness to inspect. Culton said
the cartridges were like those Youtsey
showed him when talking about killingi
Goebel.
Powers gave witness badges for the<
mountain men who remained in Frank
fort, so they could distinguish their<
own men from others.
Culton dec'ared that while in j1il
with Powers at Frankfurt bwers
begged him iat i. go ou the witness
sand i: u.- barn of his (Culton's)
:-oton! for tbad. Witness told Powvers
he wanted to get bail, as his family
needed him.
Powers told him he would see to it ~
that his family was provided for if wit- ~
ness would agree not to go on the stand.C
Witness refused.
'is it not true," asked Attorney ~
wens, for the defense, "that you used
over $1,000 belonging to the funds in
your charge while a clerk in the audi
tor's cffie and that Auditor Stone. was
compelled to make your shortage 1
good?"f
"It is not true. I was not short, and id
Auditor Stone did not have to pay any
thing on my account. There was a
question about the legality of some I
claims allowed in my department." r;
CM1+on wa as1,ed if he had not been d
indicted for ftcgefy in Jaekson county.
He answered that he was indicted for
the technical offense of signing another
man's name to a petition for the build
ing of a new court house.
Witness was asked about visiting
Col. Campbell and ethers of the prose
cution. He denied that he had been
promised immunity.
In becoming a witness in the Powers
case he was following the advice of his
father-Judge Culton. Ir. Owens
asked how it happened that the witness,
although in jail at Frankfort, is here
merely under guard. Culton said the
commonwealth consented that he might
remain under guard appointed.
A colloquy followed, the defense at
tempting to show intimicy between
Culton and the prosecution and that a
discrimination was being made between
Culton and the other defendants.
A number of questions were asked
by the defense to show that Culton's
evidence is now at variance with that
given in his application for bail at
Frankfort.
During the severe fire of interroga
tives on cross examination of Culton,
the defendant, Powers, sat with his
eyes riveted on the witness.
Culton was asked to again relate the
conv;rsation between him and ex Gvv.
Bradley regarding a report that Goebel
was to be killed. Culton said Bradley
told him he understood 12 men had
been picked for that purpose and said:
'That must not be done under any
circumstances."
Culton was asked if powers did not
come to him after the assassination and
ask him if he knew anything that
would lead to the discovery of the as
sassin. Witness could not recall such
a conversation. Culton concluded his
testimony at 2:30, having been in the
witness box a total of over seven hours.
MORE DAMAGING TESTIMONY.
Miss Annie Weist, of Louisville,
State Auditor Sweeney's stenographer,
testified that Henry Youtsey came into
her office the day of the Van Metre
Berry contest and told her she would
better leave the state house, as trouble
was likely to occur. Youtsey had a
rifle in his hand at the time. Shortly
after the shooting Assistant Secretary
of state Matthews stationed two men
with guns at the door of the building
with orders to allow no one to enter or
leave the building.
Robert Noaks, a railroad conductor,
was called. Noaks said John and Ca
leb Powers and Chas. Finley conferred
with him in November after the elec
tion relative in bringing armed men to
Frankfort at the time of the meeting of
the State election commission board.
They told him they wanted him to
bring as many men as he could, and
that when they reached Frankfort they
should act in such a manner as to give
the governor a chance to call out the
militia. The object was explained
to the witness as an effort to intimidate
the election commissioners.
Noaks told of being asked by Caleb
Powers to get a company of militia
composed of men who would fight. He
also asked Noakes to get smokeiss pow
der cartridges. He secured a company
and it was mustered in. Then Powers
directed him to charter two trains and
bring his company to Frankfort. Chas.
Finley objected and warned Noaks not
to do that, and proposed to hire the
trains. Noaks' next statement created
a sensation.
He was asked:
"Did Powers ever say anything to
you about Goebel?"
"Yes, he was on my train one day
and said: 'The contests won't amount
to anything and when Goebel is dead
and in h- there is not another man in
the State who can hold his party to
gether.'"
"Finley sent us a train from Louis
ville, which carried the men on Jan.
25. At Richmond, Culton got on the
train and told us when we arrived at
Frankfort we should say we were going
to petition'the legislature. I told the
boys to carry their guns as naturally as
if hunting, and not in a military posi
tion. After we got to the State house
John Powers told me to stand closer to
the executive building, as I might get
hurt. He said: 'Some of our men are
are upstairs and when Goebel and those
other fellows come in they are going to
do the work for them.'
&I told him this must not be done.
He told me to keep cool. I went back
into the secretary of state's office.
Ualeb Powers said: 'Bob, I understand
you have two men in your company
who would kill a man if you wanted
them to do it.'
"I told him I did not believe I had
mech a man, and he mentioned Chad
well and Jenes. I told him I did not
believe they were men of that kind.
rhat afternoon, when the men were
being sent home, Powers again told me
to keep 10 or 12 of our best men and
:o keep Chadwell and Jones. My mili
tary company was taken with me.
hey wore citizens clothes with their
2niforms under them. We were told by
Lowers to do this, so we would be
ready for military service. WV. H1. Cul
:on told me I must keep six of my men
nder arms all the time. I went to As
istant Adjt. Gen. Dixon and told
uim I wanted to turn over my company
is I had become satisfied they wereg'go
.ng to seat Goebel as governor and I did
2ot want to serve under him.
"Thxun told me not to be discour
iged, as Goebel would not be governor.
[ was tired and asked Po wers how long
his was going on. He said not much
onger, as GoebAl would be killed, and
hat would settle it. 1 saw Gov. Taylor
hat morning. I went into his office
md took my pistols off and put them
oto a bookcase. I passed some words
ith him at that time."
Sarcasm From the Pulpit.
"Bruddren and sistahs," sternly said
good old Parson Wooliman after the
:ollection had been taken up upon a
ecent Sabbath moraing, "before the
it was done parsed I expounded the
equest dat de congregation contribute
cadin to deir means, and I sho ex
>ectorated dat yo' all would chip in
nagnanimously. But now, upon ex
minin de collection, I finds that de
oncocted amount contributed by de
rhole posse ob, yo' am only the signifi
ant arti p'ililanimous of sixty-free
enis. A'id at dis junctson dar ain't
o' casion for yo' all to look at Brudder
~romecr what done circumambulated de
at around, in no such ausspicious m mn
er, for, in de fust place, Brudder
romer ain't dat kind of a man, and, in
he socond place, I done watched him
ikea hawk all de time muhself. No.
ixty-free cents was all dat was flang in,
nd I dess wants to say dat. in humble
pinion, in stead ob contributin accaw
in toyo' means, yo' all contributed
ecawdin to yo' meanness. De choir
ill now fayor us wid deir reg'lar
relodiousness."
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic invigorator has
een used in my family and I am per
etly satisfied that it is all, and will
o all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. .-I am using it now myself.
l's doing me good.-Sold by l'he Mur
iy Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
HE WAS A MASON.
Pathetic End of a Man Who Had
Started for Alaska.
The Atlanta Journal says Mrs. A.
L. Delkin, of that city, got recently an
interesting letter from her husband,
"Tony" Delkin, en route to Cape Nome,
Alaska. It bore date June 10th and
was mailed at Unalaska which is about
1,500 miles, half way between Seattle
and Cape Nome.
The letter contained an incident
which illustrates the brotherhood of
man.
Among the vessels making for Cape
Nome was "The Senator." On board
was a steerage passenger from San
Diego, California, bound for the gold
fields to struggle for a fortune. While
the ship was wrapped in a thick fog
this man fell sick and died. To escape
the fog the captain struck for the open
sea. But meeting great blocks of flort
ing ice which threatened the destrue
tion of the vell, "The Senator" was
forced to put into Unalaska.
It was at first determined to bury
the body of the poor dead steerage
passenger, a stranger to all on board, in
the sea.
But a search for his effects showed
$1.63 in his pockets, every cent he
had on earth, but it showed more. A
solied, crumpled piece of paper proved
the man to have been a Mason.
On the scores of ships loaded down
with passengers is the "madrace for
wealth" which the ice packs forced into
Unalaska there were upwards of 10,
000 people among whom were many
Masons.
Cold in death the poor steerage pas
senger found not a grave in the sea
that's wild.
He was among brothers. They
raised $50 in a twinkling and had the
pallied form embalmed. Five hundred
persons drew up in line before a lone
grave at Unalaska. Towels, handker
chiefs, pieces of cloth, anything, were
fashioned into the form of Masonic
aprons.
And there on the barren coast the
brothers of the dead stood in silent
sorrow about the new made grave and
when the mortal part of the poor steer
age passenger had been tenderly laid in
the cold embrace of mother earth. The
brothers brought armsful of wild
f.wers of the west and crowned the
humble mound.
They sold the watch and other effects
of the dead for $200 and sent the money
to the late home of the nameless stranger
at San Diego.
Many a sad, wild story of the ar
gauants of Alaska has come out of
the far and frigid northwest, but never
a one which appeals so touchingly to
the heart as this, the simple story of
the brother who died on the troubled
deep and the brothers who tenderly laid
him to rest, and crowned his lone grave
by the sea that's wild the wild flowers
of the west.
This affecting incident recalls the
closing lines of Tom Moore, Ireland's
sweetest poet, on Robert Emmett; with
slight paraphrase:
"They made him a grave where the
sunbeams rest,
Where they promise a glorious mor
row
They'll shine o'er his sleep like a smile
from the west
From that lonely shore of sorrow."
SaITE CLATON.
lNames of the Victims
The following are the names of the
foreign and attaches murdered at Pekin:
United States-Edwin H Conger,
Minister; H G Squires, Secretary of
Legation; W E Bainbridge, Second
Secretary; F D Cheshire, Interpreter;
Mrs. Mi S Woodward and Miss lone
Wood ward, of Chicago, were guests of
Mr. and Mr . Conger.
Great Britain-Sir Claude M Mc
Donald, Minister; H G 0 Bax Ironside,
First Secretary of Legation; H G N
Dering, Second Secretary; H1 Cockburn,
Chinese Secretary; (Olive Bisham,
Honorary Attache; G F Browne, Mlili
tary Attache; Lieutenant Colonel Dr.
Bushel
Germany-Baron Von Ketteler,
Minister; Dr. Von Prittwitz and Dr.
Von Gaifron, Seretaries of Lsgation;
Baron Von der Goltz, Secretary and In
preter; H. Cordes, Second Interpreter;
0 Felsenan, Chancellor.
Russia-al de Giers, Minister; B
Koupeoski, First Secretary of Lega
tion; B Evreinow, Second Secretary; P
Ponow, First Interpreter; N Kolessow,
Second Interpreter.
France-S Pichon, Minister; ---
d'Authoard, First Secretary; H. Ledue,
First InterprecteT; -- Vidal, Military
Attache.
Japan-Baron Nishi, Minister; Isii
Kikoujiro, First Secretary.
Spain-B J1 De Cologan, Minister.
[taly-Mamquis Salvago Raggi, Minis
ter.
Austro-Hungary-Boron Czikan
Von Wahlborn, M~inister, Dr. A Von
Rosthorn, Secretary of Legation.
Belgium-Baron de Vinck, Minister.
Portugal-F A Galardo, Minister.
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Watch Enssia.
A special to New York Journal from
hanghai says Russia is secretly nego
tiating with Prinoe Tuan. The next
step is to in vie the czar to restore order
in China. It will be represented to
hristendom that the empress dowager
erself actually ordered the 31audar
f the envoys. When Russia invades
hina her forces will be joined by
rince Tuan's troops. Li Hung Chang,
there is little doubt, is also acting in
onert with Tuan.
The Chinese Side.
The Augusta Chronicle says: "So
~alled Christian Americans who clamor
or blood and vengence against the
hinese forget that European nations;
y robbing China of territory, forcing
~oncessions, debauching with opium
or gain, and threatening dismember
nent are responsible for present cal
ABSOKLYE)
Makes the food more di
lOYAL SAJON PC
Republican Hyprocrites.
Republican newspapers and
Republican conventions have
expiated with fine show of in
dignation upon the "outrage"
perpetrated by those southern
states which have so amended
their constitutions that the bulk
of their Negro vote will be dis
qualified. Under the federal
constitution, each state has the
right to prescribe the qualifica
tions of its voters. Massachu
setts does it in her educational
test. Rhode Island did it for
many years in the provision that
a voter must own real estate to
a certain value, Connecticut has
long required that the voter
mast be able to read and inter
pret intelligently any section of
the state constitution, and
recently the additional require
ment that the reading must be
in the English language has
been imposed. The state of
Oregon, over whose "first gun"
in the campaign of this year
there was so much jubilation.
has gone much further in its'
discrimination against the
Negro than any southern state
has ever proposed to go. The
Oregon constitution recently
adopted denies all the rights of
citizenship to Negroes and mu
lattos. This is a relic of the
ante-bellum constitution of Ore
gon, but the fact that it was in
serted in the draft of the new
constitution and endorsed at the I
polls by a great majority shows
how the people of Oregon feel
toward the negro. Of course,
says the Atlanta Journal, from
which paper we get the above,
it is all right for a good Republi
can state like Oregon to disfran
chise the Negro just as the
shooting of Negro laborers in
Republican Illinois was so pro
per that a Republican governor
practically endorsed it. The
Republican idea of right and
wrong to the Negro is deter
mined entirely by locality and
the political complexion of the
community in question.
Trying to Dodge It.
In his speech of acceptance
of the Republican nomination
for president Mr. McKinley de
clares the issue of the campaign
is free silver, and he declares
the people must again defeat the
Democrats and uphold the
national honor. He places the
money question to the front and
takes credit for prosperity. The
president says the party will
hold fast to its Philippine policy.
He ignores imperialism and
shows clearly he wants to fight
on the issues of 1896, with silver
to the front. This Speech
shows, as the Augusta Herald
says, that "the Republican party
has already become desperate in
its efforts to avoid being on
the defensive in the political
campaign that is now opening
up. It is trying to hide the real
issue by endeavoring to insist
that money is that which is be
ing fought over, and by such
beautiful phrases as 'Don't let
them scuttle the ship!' 'Don't
let them haul down the stars and
stripes!' The Democrats refuse
to permit this. They will force
militarism and imperialism to
the forefront and will picture
the fraud, greed and favoritism
to which the republic is tending,
and under which the people, to
some extent, are now living."
The Republicans know what
the verdict of the people will be
unless the real issue in the cam
paign, which is imperialism and
trusts, are side tracked and the
bugaboo of free silver is made
the sole issue in the campaign.
But the people can not be fooled.
They will hold the Republican
party to strict account, which
means the defeat of McKinley
and his gang of artful dodgers.
The Next House.
The Atlanta Journal says "iti
seems very probable that there
will be a good working Demo-1
cratic majority in the next
house of representatives to sup
port the policy of the Demo
cratic president, who will be
elected next November.
The Republican majority in
the present house of representa
tives, even after the arbitrary
and unscrupulous unseating of
a number of Democrats who
were elected, is not large. There
are eleven Republican members
of the present house who had
less than 1,000 plurality and int
every one of their districts the
Democratic party is in betterI
shape now than it was two years
ago. Forty Republican mem- I
bers of this congress were elect
ed by less than 1,800 plurality.
When the present congress as-I
sembled the roll of the house I
showed a Republican majority ~
of only 1.3 over all the opposition. I
In spite of the reckless use of I
the ousting power the Republi- E
can majority in that body now
is so small that a net gain of as
dozen seats will give the Demo- I
crats control of the next house.
T'he several elements of opposi
tion to the Republican party are t
better organized and more har- a
nonious than they have ever 'i
been before, and the prospect t
~or a Democratic house of repre- o
~entatives to start in with a '
Democratic president next L
Jfarch is fine."
Two people were killed by lightning
iear Columnbir last week. One wasq in
field and the other under a tree when tl
truck. A little caution would prevent
PFOWDER
PURE
elicious and wholesome
W( Owone o. n.
Trusts and the Boys.
Present conditions fostered by
the Republican party are caus
ing alarm to mothers who are
of a reflecting disposition. The
keynote is struck by Harper's
Bazar, a non-partisan paper,
devoted specially to female in
terests. Discussing monopolies
and trusts, as fixers of prices,
after giving a notable illustra
tion, the Bazar says: "Precise
ly there is where -trusts have
mothers by the heartstrings. It
is not so bad about prices-we
may struggle and meet this
but trusts impose upon our sons
a future of serfdom. The in
dividual enterprise that is possi
ble under a reign of trusts is a
resort to the economic conditions
of the barbarian. The alterna
tive is serfdom-a clerkship, if
you will, a managerial position
at a handsome salary in the
trust concern, perhaps, but he
is the minion of the sugar king,
the coal baron-the trust that
employs him. He is a creature
of the trust, with no hope, no
future in which he may be mas
ter of himself. This is woman's
cause for hating trusts for fear
ing monopolistic tendencies of
every sort. Her boy, yours and
yours are defrauded of their
American birthright-liberty
and independence-while trusts
operate to create a royal descent
of money kings to rule the
"common" people. Woman's
enmity against trusts is not on
economic grounds. It stands
on the American principle of
liberty and equal rights, and
the strength of it is the force of
a mother's pride in her son."
The only hope for our boys and
young men is the destruction of
the gigantic trusts that reduces
them to perpetual hewers of
wood and drawers of water.
He Is Sick.
Mr. J. Sterling Morton, of
Nebraska, who was Secretary
of Agriculture during, Presi
dent Cleveland's second term,
is evidently sick at heart over
the mulitiplying evidences of
Democratic success this fall. In
the campaign of 1896 he was one
of the most active assistant Re
publicans in the country, and
did what he could to elect Mc
Kinley. Mr. Morton, like most
of his kind, hates Bryan, but he
is forced to admit that Nebraska,
in his opinion, will be found in
the Democratic column next
November. He says, also, that
Roosevelt is more popular in
that State than McKinley.
"Roosevelt,"'he adds, "outranks
McKinley, mentally and mor
rally; he is the bigger, braver
and better man. He would
make a larger and safer presi
dent. McKinley is too amicable
to distinguish the difference be
tween the good and the bad and
too reluctant to acknowledge
such a distinction when made
by others. I understand there
is a great deal of fear of imperi
alism among the foreign voters
of Nebraska. If Oswald Otten
dorfer and Carl Schurz actually
believe there is danger from
militarism in this country and
make their German fellow-citi
ens believe it they will increase
the Bryan vote. That is the
whole the thing, and it looks to
me as if that would decide the
lection, but I should treat the
whole subject with ridicule."
'hese admissions from a man
ike Morton are significant, and
s the best evidence in the world
hat Bryan and Stevenson are
mre winners. Morton evident
y thinks that the Democracy
will win this fall, although he
loes not like to admit it out
ight. He has about given up
:he fight.
Republicans alarmed.
The Augusta Herald says a
merchant of that city, a keen
bserver of events and condi
ons, "who has just returned
from an extended trip through
he East and middle west, con
'esses that he has been surprised
it the feeling and sentiment
which have been made appar
mt to him. During his trip, he,
it one time, rode in the same
rain in which were the McKin
ey party, Canton bound. He
ays the strength of Bryan has
-apidly grown, and in what were
dcKinley hotbeds, four years
go, is Bryan enthusiasm that is
larming the shrewdest of the
epublican leaders. He admits
hat he, before he left the South,
hared the opinion held by so
nany, that Bryan had no chance
vhatever. But, since his trip,
ie has become convinced that
ryan has more than a fighting
hance and is in better trim and
n better position than Major
IcKinley in the race for the
hitehouse." There seems to
>e no doubt of the fact that
ryan is very strong in the west
and that the Republicans are
adly scared about it. All the
igns point to the election of
rvan and Stevenson
Makes Ohio Doubtfuil.
It is stated that the Democrats of
be Toledo district, in Ohio. have re-.
olved to support Mayor Jones, of
'oledo, for congress, and in seturn
be mayor will use his influence through
ut Ohio on behalf of Mr. Bryan, of
!hom he is an outspoken advocate. It
Sconceded that Mayor Jones is very
:rong with the men who supported
im as the "golden rule" candidate for
overnor last fall.
The strongest temperance lecture
it a father can give his boys is to let
hiskey and all other strong drink
.ver1l alone.

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