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SUPPLIES DELAYED.
Ilipy Were Ordered From the War De
partmriit In lue Time by ISrnrilcy,
Hut Have Not Arrived.
rn.VNKror.T, Ivy.. May 13. Gov. Ilrad
Icy received a tolerrai:i from the war
di-pnrtnienthtatinjr that his requisition
made in detail for the equipment of
the Kentucky stale ruanl had been
tilled, and shipment of blankets, etc,
hudleen j-ent from I'hiladelphia on
May C via fnst freight to Lexington.
Tim equipments have not arrived, and
loud complaint is now beinjr made by
the soldiers, who are suH'erinr discom
fiture for lack of equipments. (Jen.
Collier held a conference with t'ov.
1 1 rati ley in rejrard to the matter. The
governor .said:
I have used all diligence to secure
the equipments, and made the order at
the first possible moment. They
should have been in Lexington before
the soldiers were encamped. The de
lay is occasioned probably by the great
rush of similar orders. The shipment
has been slow, but is not the fault of
this end of the line."'
It is known here that the date set for
the movement of the first regiment of
Kentucky volunteers from Lexington
to the south en route to Cuba will be
Friday. May 20.
Mr. Joe Siincox, formerly of Lexing
ton, late stenographer to the governor,
and at present a secretary of the state
board of equalization, has been select
ed for adjutant of thj Third regiment.
I'tintlb for Ktjuipln? Tionju.
Lorisvu.i.i:, Ky., May 13. The board
of trade has passed a resolution pledg
ing the city of Louisville to raise the
"10.000 or $15,000 necessary to properly
equip the Kentucky troops. The prop
osition, if accepted by the authorities
at Frankfort, will place the cit3 in the
position of advancing the money to the
slate. There is no authority for tak
ing the money out of the city treasury
without an act of the legislature. The
money will be returned by the state as
-soon as possible. This action pro
vides a means of tending the Kentucky
troops to the front fully equipped.
Hills Incorrectly Enrolled.
Fiiaxk foist, Ky., May 13. Accord
ing to the clerks in the ofiice of the
seretary of state a large number
of bills passed by the late Ken
tucky legislature have been incorrect
ly enrolled, and all kinds of complica
tions are predicted as a result. In one
instance where the original bill pur
ported to amend section 43 of an act,
the enrolled bill makes it amend sec
tion 4. Another in its title gives the
year SOS instead of lS'JS. Gov. l'.radley
vetoed several measuics because of
similar defects, but it tipptars that
many became laws either witn or with
out his signature.
Supplies Shipped From .J lTersonvEle.
I.oiivii.i.i:, Ky., May Id. The rapid
moving of the troops caused immense
sui plies to be shipped Sunday from
the government depot at leffersou
viile. Karly in the day orders were
received for several hundred escort
wagons to be sent to Sa Francisco, to
go from there to the l'hilippines. With
the wagons went large quautities of
miscellaneous supplies. Five thousand
blouses, shirts, etc, hundreds of mess
pans, pickaxes and camp utensils were
sent to Chiekamauga and Tampa, to
go from there to Cuba.
tiood-ICy to the Legion.
Lorisvu.i.i:. Ky., May 13. The .Lou
isville legion, 1,200 strong, left for
Lexington at 1 o'clock Friday. The
order was issued by Col. Castlcman
for the troops to assemble at the arm
ory at that hour. The regiment was
about CO per cent, equipped. The day
was in the nature of a holiday. The
public schools was closed and the peo
ple turned out to say good-by to the
boys.
Ordered to Xahhville.
PiNKVii.i.r., Ky., May VI In 1S00 Dr.
J. I. Smith, of this city, sueccsifully
passcd the examination at West l'oint
for a position in the standing army as
surgeon. At that time there were no
vacancies and Dr. Smith's name was
placed on file. He heard nothing more
from it until Wednesday, when he re
ceived a telegram ordering him to re
port at Nashville, Tenn., at once. Dr.
Smith left for Nashville Thursday.
KnliKtmenls From Henry County.
Emixkxci:, Ky., May 14. Ten of
Eminence and Newcastle's bravest
men left Thursday afternoon for Lex
ington, where they enlisted in the
army. They are George Dutton, J. C.
llighficld, Ashley Kelly, Harrj- Gaines,
Albert lloone, Tom Lacy, Charles Mar
tin, Ed lillegood, Carly Mahoncy and
Lawrence Mathews. A large crowd
was in town to s-.'e them olf. There is
great enthusiasm.
Henry Wuttenton'4 Son.
Lexington, Ky., May 17. Col. Castle
man has received the following from
Editor Henry Watterson:
"My Dear Sir: I wish to say for my
fon, Harvey Watterson, a minor en
listed as a private soldier in the First
Kentucky regiment, that he did so
with the full knowledge anil approval
of Mrs. Watterson and myself.
Sincerely
"Hkxrv Watterson."
Col. Gait her' Staff Complete.
Lexington, Ky., May 14. CoL Gaith
rr's stair is now complete and will be
mustered in on Saturday, as will the
several companies. Edgar L. Urown,
of Cincinnati, who is to be sergeant
major to CoL Gaither, arrived Friday
night. Arthur W. Sharpley, of Frank
fort, also arrived Friday night to serve
as adjutant to one of the battalion
majors on Col. Smith's staff. In an in
terview Fridaj- night CoL Gaither
btated that the election of lieutenant
to the Paris company has been set
aside and that Gov. IJradley will fill the
vacancy by appointment. This in
sures Charlton Alexander the place
Hied of Lock j .nr.
Shemiyvili.k Dki'ot, Ky., May 12.
I.yland, the seven-year-old son of Dr.
li. D. Tratt, a prominent physician of
this place, died Wednesday morning of
lockjaw. While playing he ran a nail
into his foot, but no attention was paid
to it at the time Three days ago the
dread disease manifested itself, and
despite all medical skill, resulted fa
tally. -
Kentucky Sons of Veteran.
Louisville, Ky., May 12. The Sons
.of Veterans of Kentucky arc in session
here and are transacting business be
hind closed doors with great secrecy.
Amos Kiss Secures a New Trial.
Fkaxkkokt, Ky., May IS. The court
of appeals Tuesday rewrscd the lower
court in the case of Amos lliggs, of
Maysville, against the commonwealth.
Uiggs was sentenced by the circuit
court of Mason county to hang for
murder. Uiggs is a noted criminal and
is said to have killed several men prior
to the killing for which he w::s on trial
in the present instance. The reversal
sends the case back for a new trial.
About a year ago lliggs killed Win, It.
Hoy and a son of Uoyd.the latter being
Uiggs' son-in-law. The opinion is by
ludge llazelrigg and the reversal is
granted on the ground that evidence
was admitted in the trial below which
was incompetent and pre judical to the
substantial rights of Uiggs.
In the case of Tims Hayden of Ohio
county, the death penalty was u Hi rul
ed. He killed his mistress.
The M. V. 31;narch .VMiigiimenr.
O'.vkxpiioro, Ky., May IS. M. V.
Monarch has made a general j craonal
assignment for the benefit of his cred
itors to'.Iohn A. Lyddane, who accept
ed the trust. The Sour Mash Distill
ing Co., one of the Monarch corpora
tions, also made a general assignment
to the Columbia Finance antl Trust Co.,
of Louisville, which was accepted. No
schedule of assets or liabilities in either
case. The Sour Mash Co. was incor
porated in 1SS0 anil is capitalized at
SloO.OOO. The M. V. Monarch Distill
ing Co. assigned June 3, 1S'.7, antl its
affairs have since been in litigation.
Until recently M. V. Monarch and his
friends hoped he could save himself
and his other corporate interests.
Kentucky Dentist Meet.
LorisviLi.E, Ky., May IS. The twenty-eighth
annual nieeting of the Ken
tucky State Dental association began
Tuesday afternoon at the Louisville
College of Dentistry. The session
Tuesday, which was organized at 2:30
o'clock, was given up to the reports
of the executive committee and the
state board of examiners, after which
president, Dr. John C. P.lair, made
lils report and delivered the animal
address.
Must Give Them Up.
FnANKror.T, Kv., May IS. Cant
Kersey, of the Frankfort company, 2nd
regiment, came down from Lexington
Tue.-day in search of several of his
soldiers, who left Lexington after be
ing rejected by the surgeons, and took
their uniforms and guns with them
Capt. Kersey served notice on them
Tuesday afternoon that the guns and
uniforms must be returned by Wed
nesday morning or they would be ar
rested.
Tney Deny It.
Camp Coli.ieu, Lexington, K3., May
18. The j ublished report that a statu
of dissatisfaction exists among the o.f-
ficers of the Third regiment and that
there is likelihood of these olliccrs re
signing is round!- denounced by them
as absolutely false. Col. Smith and
his stall' feel that they have been done
an injustice by the publication of these
reports and deny that any disruption
anywhere exists.
A Chance for Civilian.
Louisville, Ky., May IS. Lieut. W.
R. Johnson, United States navy, Mon
day received advices from Washington
that in a few davs the government will
provide examinations for men desiring
to go into the army as second lieuten
ants. This will be the first opportun
ity in years that civilians have had to
become lieutenants in the army. The
salary is from SI 14 per month up.
No Colored Man Admitted.
Lexington, Ky., May IS. Rev. R'ch
ard Adams, colored, has registered a
kiclc lie claims that when he visited
Camp Cirtlier he was admitted and
courteously treated, but that when he
asked for admission to Camp IJradley,
where the Louisville legion is quar
tered, he was denied. lie says the
sentinels words were: "My orders are
to admit no colored man."
Drank Cinnamon.
West Luiekty, Ky., May IS. Jack
son Pevton and Stephen Jones were
killed Monday by drinking cinnamon
It is said they drank several bottles of
the stuff and were soon after seized
with convulsions. JUeuical aid was
summoned and everything possible
was done to save their lives, but both
died in a few hours.
Dewey Hay at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., May-17. The cham
ber of commerce at its meeting Tues
day night arranged for a celebration
of the victory of Ad 111. Dewey on Sat
urday next, on which date excursions
will run from all points in central
Kentucky. There will be a mammoth
parade of soldiers, secret and public
societies.
Condemned Man Respited.
Fhankfoiit, Ky., May 18. Gov. Brad
ley has respited William Tntt, who
was to have been hanged at Mayfield
May 20. The respite is for 30 days. It
is claimed that new evidence in his
favor has been discovered since his
trial, and the governor will investigate
this.
Kentucky l'o-it mast era.
Washington, May 18. The following
postmasters for Kentucky were com
missioned Tuesday: L'mecrcek, Pu
laski county, Columbus Randolph, vice
P. Bullock, resigned; Magan, Ohio
county, J. II. Roach, vice J. It. Ralph,
resigned.
Third l'enusylvania at Chiekamauga.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 18. The
Third Pennsylvania volunteer infan
try, CSC officers and men under com
mand of Col. Robt. Ross, arrived short
ly after noon Tuesday and was taken
on to the park a short time later.
Nearly eight thousand men are now in
the park.
Spain Appeal for Help.
New Yokk, May 18. A Paris cable
dispatch to the Evening Journal de
clares that? Spain is imploring help'
from France, Germany and Russia, of
fering in return for such assistance to
surrender to the powers named all tho
territory in the Philippines, excepting
Manila and its immediate vicinity.
Dr. MavimJgenis, 100 years pf age, is
the last survivor of the men who
fought in thfc Greek war of Independ
ence. He lives with a sister ten years
older than himself.
The son of the sultan of Zanzibar,
who is in.'England, will remain in that
country for some time and when lie
returns home will try to introduce the
ideas of English civilization among
his countrymen.
'I lit lt3 ut,
l.r-xismo.'J, Ky., May 10. The See
pifl regiment, divided up into battal
ions, will Irs us follows: First batalion,
Maj. J. Kmbry Allen, L.xington, Leb
anon, U inctifster and Paris com
panies, Carroll Powers, adjutant; Sec
ond battalion, Maj. William C.
Owen , Georgetown, Cynthiana, New
port and Williamsburg companies,
Howard Gaines, adjutant; Third bat
talion, Maj. E. S. Helburn, Middles
borough, Covington, Lancaster anil
Frankfort, James Johnston, adjutant.
It is not 1 ossiblc to give the letter of
the companies at this time, since they
will be lettered according to their rank,
and with the exception of the first two
or three can not be placed. However,
there is much disapproval being ex
pressed by the men of vhe plan to
change the letter of the companies. It
is argued that each company has one
or more Hags, the lettering on which
will have to be changed. Company E.
Lexington, has just been presented a
Hag costing 50 by the young women
btudents at Jessamine female institute
which would be worthless if the initial
letter were changed to D, as the rank
n. qui res.
Commander Todd a Keutucklan.
Frank tout, Ky., May 14. Com
mander Chapman C. Todd, of the Wil
mington, ranking officer in the unfor
tunate lleet which attacked Cardenas,
is a Kentucky product, having been
born and reared in this city. He is a
brother of ex-Mayor George D. Todd,
of Louisville. lie received his early
education in the city schools here and
as a ichoolboy became famous locally
as a left handed slugger. It is said
that he never allowed himself to be
u hipped in school day scrimmages and
since grown up to manhood he has lost
none of his courage. His wife is now
living with her brother, Dr. Samuel
James, of this city. Commander
Todd's relatives are naturally very
much distressed over the ending of the
Cardenas attack.
Capt. Michael G. Hauer Dropped Dead.
Louisville, Ky., May 17. Capt.
Michael G. Uauer, secret service agent
for Kentucky, dropped dead in front
of the custom house Monday. Several
days ago Capt 1'auar had a hemor
rhage of the lungs, but Monday morn
ing was as well us ever. When near
the entrance to tlia government build
ing he fell, blood issuing from his nos
trils and mouth. Death soon followed.
Capt. Uauer was about 57 years of age
nnd one of the most noted secret serv
ice men in the country, being mainly
instrumental in running Miles Ogle
and the famous Hrokway gang of coun
terfeiters to earth many years ago. lie
!iad been in the secret service for 20
rears, though not continuously.
Third Keglmeut to Ite l'resented With a
Fias.
Dowi.ixo Green, Ky., May 10. The
people from all the cities of southern
Kentucky that are represented with a
company of soldiers in the Third Ken
tucky regiment, now encamped at Lex
ington, nre raising money to prcsjnt
the regiment with a fine regimental
tlax before it is .sent away. Each city
will contribute its pro rata and mo?t
have already raised the money. The
Hag will cot S3'J0 and a committee
from each city represented will ba ap
pointed to go to Lexington antl make
the presentation.
Not a 1. bet.
Louisville. Ky., May 17. Judge
Toney dismissed the suit of Council
man Charles Cimiotti against the Falls
City liillposting Co. for 55,000 damages,
l'he company used yellow posters and
large type, giving the names and
amounts of debtors. Cimiotti was one
Df the unfortunates. The court de
cided that it did not constitute a libel.
A similar suit of Emma M. Unrtman
against the American Credit-Rating
Co. was also dismissed.
Granted Three Days Furlough.
Lexington, Ky., May 10. Mustering
Officer Uallanee has granted a three
days' furlough to all volunteers mus
tered in, in order that they may go
home again if they so desire before be
ing ordered to move south.
ISlt-u His Drains Out.
I'aducaii, Ky., May 14. John Ilu
:hanan; a prominent young farmer of
Sharpe, Marshall county, ton miles
from the city, committed suicide Fri
day, blowing his brains out with a
shotgnn. No cause is assigned.
They Did Not Figlit.
Laweenceiil'EG, Ky., May 17. A
report spread that Dr. C. D. Purdue and
James C. Gudgel engaged in an alter
cation lately dftl them an injustice.
They had no fight. Loth are highly
respieted citizens.
New Master Commissioner.
Hoi'KiNsviLi.E, Ky., May 10. Circuit
Judge Cook has appointed Frank
Rives, a prominent young attorney,
master commissioner of Christian
county, vice Judge T. J. Morrow, 'de
ceased. Disemboweled by a Musket Discharge.
Ei.kton, Ky., May 12. While climb
ing a rail fence with an old musket
the son of Shennock Harris was dis
embowled by the discharge of the
Weapon.
Another Kcntuckian Honored.
Washington, May 14. The president
has sent to the senate the name of
Gordon Vorhees, of Kentucky, to be
an assistant adjutant general with the
rank of captain.
Postmaster at Mlddlesboro, Ky.
Washington, May 17. The senate
Monday afternoon confirmed the noTn-
ination of L. V. Colson to be post-t
master at Mlddlesboro, Ky.
New Kentucky Post Office.
Washington, May 14. A post office
has been cstablish-d at Shelly, Grayson
county, and John R, Conklin appoint
ed postmaster.
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAK
First One Ever Fought in the Cause of
Mercy and Humanity.
Tho Same God Who Has Guided This Na
tion Heretofore Will Not Desert It
When Encaged In a Noble Mis
sion Talmage's Sermon.
Most pertinent to the excitincr times
through which we are now passing is
this Vrmon of Dr. Talinarc. in which
he proposes to cheer the people who
arc saddened bv the horrors of war.
Text: Psalm xxvii., 3: "Though war
should rise against me, in this will I
be confident."
The rinsr of battle axes, and the
clash of, shields, and the tramp of
armies, are heard all up and down the
Old Testament; and you find gedly sol-
.!:(' .lll.t! Miisco. Iiinl .los'iiiia. an.l
t'aleb, iiiid Gitk-oii. and scoundrelly mil-dier.-;
like Sennael.eri'.-. and Slialma
ncser. and Nebuchadnezzar. Tin;
'high priest wo.'.! I staud at the
head of the a: my and say: ''Ik-ar
O Israel, 3-e approach this
day unto battle against your enemies;
let not your hearts faint, fear not, and
do not tremble, neither be ye tcriiiiod
because of them!" and then the ollicers
would give the command to the troops,
saying: "What man is there that hath
built a new house and hath not dedi
cated if.' Let him go and return to
his house. lest he die in brittle and an
other man dedicate it. And wiiat man
is he that hath planted a vineyard and
hath not eaten cf it? Let him also go
and return unto his I101.se, lest he die
in tlu battle and another man eat of
it. And what mini is .here that hath
betrothed a wife and ha ill not taken
her? L'jthitugo an.l ivturn unto his
ouse, lest he die in l he battle and
another man take her."' Great armies
marched anil fought. In time of
Moses and Joshua all the men were
soldiers. When Israel came out of
Hyypt they were f.00,000 fighting men.
Abijah commanded 400,001). Jeroboam
commanded S00,0U() men, of whom .'jSIO,
000 were slain in one battle. Some of
thec wars God approved, for they
wciv for the rescue of oppressed na
tions, and some of them He denounc
ed, but in all cases it was a judgment
upon both victor and vanquished.
David knew just what war was when
he wrote in the text: "Though war
should rise against me, in this will 1
be confident."
David is encouraging himself in
stormy tim s, and before approaching
battles administers to himself the con
solatory. Fo to-day my theme is the
"Alleviations of War." War is organ
ized atrocity. It is the science of as
sassination. It is the convocation of
all horrors. It is butchery wholesal..
It is murder glorified. It is death on
a throne of human skeletons. It is the
coi'iin in ascendancy. It is diabolism
at a game of skulls. Hut war is here
and it is time now to preach on its al
leviations. First, I find an alleviation in the
fact that it has consolidated the north
and south after long-continued strain
ed relations. It is '.'" years since our
civil war closed antl the violences are
all gone and the severities have bojn
hushed. IJut ever and anon, in oration,
in sermon, in newspaper editorial, in
magazine article, on political stump,
antl in congressional hall, the old sec
tional difference has lifted its head;
antl for the first time within my
memory, or the memory of any one who
hears or reads these words, the north
antl the south are one. I!y a marvel
ous providence the f amil that led in
opposition to our government U0 years
ago is represented at the front in this
present war. Nothing else could have
done the work of uuifieat'on so sud
denly or so completely as this conflict.
At Tampa, at Chattanooga, at Rich
mond and in many other plaeis the
regiments are forming, antl it will be
side by side. Massachusetts and Ala
bama. New York and Georgia, Illinois
ami Lonisianu, Maine and South Car
olina, northern and southern men
wiif together unlimber the guns and
' rush upon the fortifications and charge
upon the enemy antl shout the tri
umph. The voices of military olliccrs
who were under Sidney Johnston and
Joseph Hooker will give the command
on the same side. The old sectional
grudges forever dead. The name of
Grant on the northern side and of Lee
on the southern side will be exchanged
for the names of Grant antl Lee'
on tho same side. The veterans in
northern and southern homes antl
asylums arc stretching their rheu
matic limbs to see whether they
can aain keep step in a march,
and are testing their eyesight to
find whether they can again look along
the gun barrel tosuceessully take aim
and fire. The old war cry of "On to
Richmond!" and "On to Washington!"
has become the war cry of "On to Ha
vana!" "On to Potto Rico!" "On to the
Philippine islands!" The two old rusty
swords that in other day clashed at
Murfreesboro and South Mountain and
Atlanta, arc now lifted to strike down
Hispanic atnbominations.
Another alleviation of the war is the
fact that it is the most unselfish war
of the ages. While the commercial
rights of our wronged citizens will be
vindicated, that is not the chief idea of
the war. It is the rescue of hundreds
of thousands of people from starvation
and multiform maltreatment. A
friend who went out under the Hag of
the Red Cross two years ago to assuage
the suffering in Armenia, and who
has bjen on the same mission, un
der the same Hag, in Cuba, says
that the suffering in Armenia were
a comedy and a farce compared
with the greater sufferings of Cuba.
At least 200,000 graves are calling to.us
to conic on and remember by what
process their occupants died. It is
the twentieth century crying out to
the nineteenth: "Do you mean to pass
down to us the curse with which j'ou
have been blasted? Or will you let me
begin under new auspices and turn
the island of desolation into an island
Edenie?' It is a war inspired by mercy,
which is an attribute in man im
itative of the same attribute of God.
In no other age of the world could
such a war have been waged. The
gospel of kindness needed to bj recog
nized throughout Christendom in
order to make such a war possi
ble. The chief reason why most of
the European nations are not now
bauded together against us is because
they dare not take the part of that be
hemoth of cruelt', the Spanish gov
ernment, against the crusade of mercy
which our nation has started. Had it
been on our part a war of eontjuest, a
war of annexation, a war of aggran
dizement, there would have been by
this time enough Hying squadrons com
ing to this country across the Atlantic
to throw into panic every city on our
American seaboard.
The wars of the Crusaders were onh
to regain an empty sepulcher: the Na
poleonic wars, with their 0,000,000
slaughtered men, were projected antl
carried out to appease the ambition oi
one man; of the 2.,000,00 slain in Jew
ish wars; and of the 00,000,00b slain in
wars under Julius Caesar; of the 1SJ,-
000,000 slain in wars with Turk
and Saracens; of the 50,-
000,000 slain in wars of Xerxes;
of the 20,000,000 slain in wars
of Justinian, and the 32,000,000 slain in
the wars of Genghis Khan, not one
man was sacrificed by mercy; but in
this Hispanic-American war cverv
drummer boy, or picket, or gunner, 01
standard bearer, or skirmisher, or
sharpshooter, or cavalryman, or artil
leryman, or engineer who falls, falls
in the cause of mercy, and becomes a
martyr for God and his country.
An other alleviation of this war is
that it is for the advancement of the
nal w'orl 1, the doom of lh reigning
house of Spain was pronounced iu
t ncs of thunder which that night
rullod out over th i sea.
Another alleviation is the fact that
wo have a God to go to in behalf of all
thos.- of our countrymen who may be
in especial expesure at tho front, for
we must admit the perils. It is no
trillng thing for 100,000 young nun to
be put outside of home restraints,
antl sometimes into evil companion
ship. Many of tho braw of thu
earth are not the goo.l of the earth.
To be in tlu sanu tent with thosa
who have no regard for Go.1 or home;
to hear tiu-ir holy religion sometimes
slurred at; to be placed under in
lluenees calculated to make one reck
less: to have no Sabbath, except such
SubbaJi a- in mo.t ciieampnieuts
amounts to no Sanbath at all; to go
out from hom:-.s wherj all sanitary
laws are observed into surroundings
where questions of health arc ncv.r
discussed; to invade climes where pes
tilence holds ptsscssion; to make long
marches under blistering skies; to
stand on deck and in tho fields under
fire, at the mercy of shot
anil shell We must ad
mit that those thu.s exposed
need especial care, and to tho Omni
present God we have a right to com
mend them. Postal communication
may be interrupted, and letters started
from camps or homes may not arrive
at the right destination; but however
far away our loved ones may be from
us. and however wide and deep the
seas that separate us, wc may hold
communication with them via the
throne of God.
A shipwrecked sailor was found float
ing on a raft near the coast of Cali
fornia. While in the hospital he told
his experience and sai I he had a com
panion on the same raft for some time.
While that companion was dying of,
thirst he said to hit::: "George, where
are von going?" and tho dving sailor
said: "I hope I am going to God." " If
str'dlnw principle 01 Vibf-rTy, which
w ill y. t ei''ir iU-the earth. Not only
will this unr free Cuba, but finally
will free Spain, l'.y what right does a
dynrstv l;ke that - tarn7, and a corrupt
court dominate a pi o;,le for centuries,
taxing them to death, riding in gilded
chariot over the necks of a beggared
popu ation? There are 10,000 boys in
Spain "rowing up with more capacity
to govern that nation than will the
weak boy now in the Madrid palace ever
pos'ess. ILfore this coniliet is
uvvr the Spanish nation will be
will on toward the time when a con
stitutional convention will assemble
to establish a fiw: govornm -nt. instead
f the worn-out dynasty that now af
llicts the people. The liberty of all
atious, transatlantic as well as cisat
lantic, if not already establish -d. is on
the way: and it can not be stopped.
Napoleon HI, thought he had suc
cessfully driven the principle out of
I'rance, when on the second day of
Dx'ct'inli'.'r. lS.'il, he rode down the
Champs Elys -os of Paris, constitution
al government seemingly crushed un
der the hoofs of his stejtl. l!ut
did it stay crushed? Let the batteries
on the heights above Sedan answer,
and the shout of 250,000 conquering
hosts antl the letterof surrender to Em
peror William tell the story. "Sire,
My ISrothcr: Not having been able to
die in the midst of my troops, it only
remains for me to place 1113- sword in
your majesty's hands. 1 am, Your Ma
jesty, your gcod brother, Napoleon.
Sedan, 1 Septt mber, 1ST0." That mon
archy having fallen, then the French
republic resiunid its march.
Another iftk'viaticm is that the war
opens with a great victory for the
United States. It took our govern
ment four years to get over the fiasco
at Hull Run. A defeat at the start of
this j resent war would have been dis
heartening to the last tL-gree, and
would have invited foreign interven
tion to stop the war before anything
practical for God and humanity had
been accomplished, antl would have
prolonged the strife, for which we are
hoping a quick termination. In the
most jubilant manner let this victory
of our navy be celebrated. With the
story of the exploded battleship fresh
in the minds of the world, it iv qui red
no ordinary courage to sail iut'j the
harbor of Manila an 1 attack the Span
ish shipping. That harbor, crowded
with sunken weaponry of death; to en
ter it was running a risk enough to
make all nations shiver. I!ut Manila
is ours, and the blow has shaken to the
foundation the palaces of Malrid, and
for policy's sake the doubtful nations
arc on our side. For Commodoro Dew
ey and all who followed him let the
whole nation utter its most resound
ing huzza; and more than that, let us
thank the Lord of hosts for hisgiiiding
and protecting power. "Praise ye the
Lord! Let everything that hath breath
praise the Lord?'
Another alleviation is the fact that
in this war the might is on the sitle of
the right. Again and again have lib
erty and justice and suffering human
ity had the odds against them. It was
.so when It-'iihauad's Syrian hosts, who
were in the wrong, at Apheck, came
upon the small lvgim "tits 01 Israel,
who were in the right, the It.ble put
ting it in one of those graphic sen
tences for which the boo'v is remark
able: "The children of 1 ;rael pitched
before them like two little Hocks of
kids, but the Syrians filled the
whole country." It was so in the
awful defeat of the Lord's people at
Gilboa and Megiddo. It was so recent
ly when gallant and glorioas Greece
was in conflict with gigantic Moham
medanism, and the navies of Europe
hovering about the Rosporui were iu
practical protection of the Turkish
government, fresh from the slaughter
of 100.000 Armenians. It was so when
in 1770, the 18 colonics with no war
shipping and a few undrilled and poorly-clad
soldiers, were brought into con
test with the mightiest navy of all the
earth and an army that commanded
the admiration of nations. It was so
when Poland was crushed. It was so
when Hungary went under. It has
been so during all the struggles hereto
fore for Cuban indepond nee. l!ut
now it is our powerful navy
against a feeble grou of incom
petent ships, crawling across the
Atlantic ocjan to meet our llotiila,
which have enough guns to send them
as completely under as when the Red
sea submerge 1 Pharaoh's army. It is
so in these times, when only a few
thousand Spaniards at most can reach
our hemisphere, and we go out to meet
them with 125,000 armed men, to bo
backed up s. ccdily with 500,000 more
if needed. We do not have to ask for
any miracle, but only a fair shot at
the ships headed tiiis way. and time
enough to demolish tlum. This is one
of the casjs in the world's history
where might and right are shoulder to
shoulder.
Another a'leviation is in the fact
that such an atrocity as the destruc
tion of 200 lives in Havana harbor in
time of peace can not with impunity
be wrought in this age of the world's
civilization. The question as to who
did that infernalism is too well settled
to need 3113- further discussion. Hut
what a small crime it was, compared
witn tne systematic putting in
to their graves of hundreds of
thousands of Cubans or leav
ing them unburied for the buz
zards to take care of! If Spain could
destroy 200,000 men, women and chil
dren, the slaughter of 200 people was
not a very great undertaking. Hut
this one last deed will result in the
liberation of Cuba, and the driving- of
Spain from this hemisphere and the
overthrow of that government, which
will soon drop to pieces if it does not
go down under bombardment of in
sulted nations.
There was danger that the long-continued
oppression of our neighbor;, in
Cuba might be continued from genera
tion to generation without sufficient
protest on our part and the pronounced
execration of people on both sides of.
the Atlantic, but that bursting vol
cano of destruction in the harbor of
Havana fired the nat'on and shocked
the whole civilized world. All nations
will learn that such an act can not be
repeated without the anathema of
ill Christendom. 'As individual crim
inals must be punished for the
public good, and we have for them
courts of Oyer and Terminer, and pen
itentiaries, and electric chairs, antl
hangman's gallows, so governments
committing high crinus against
God and humanity must be
scourged and hung up for the
world's indignation. When in Span
ish waters our battleship, look
ing after our commercial interests and Jl B Good, Lexington, Ky
intending nothing but quietude, was
hurled into demolition and the men on
board, without time to utter one word
f prayer, were dashed into" the "ct.-r-
you do." sniil tins r-scwcd sni.or, ' I
you ask Him to svnd some watt'
After the death of bis companion, tho
survivor said, the rain came in t jr
rtnts, a id sl;.l:ed his thirst and k- pi
him alive until h was taken to safety.
The survivor always thought it was in
answer to the message he bail sent to
Il-javen asking for water. Thank
God, we have direct and instantaneous
communication with' the Lord 4
mighty through Jesus Christ. HisorJF
begotten Son, and in that faith we may
secure the rescue of our imperiled I::.
tired. Is not that a mighty allevir.ti' ?
Until this coi.liict is ended let us 1 o
much in prayer for our bt lovcd coun
try. Do not let us depend upon t'.!
friendship of foreign nations O.ir
hope is in God. Out of every mis: jr
tune He has brought this nation to a
better moral and financial condition,
and so let us r.rav that He will lift in
out of ffn.s valley 01 trouble unto
higher mountain of blessing.
It is a mystery that just as this coun
try was recovering from a long seas-m
of hard times, so many of our indus
tries should now- be halted; that bu , -ness
men who thought they could r o
their way to pay their debts and buil 1
up more prosperous enterprises and
endow their homes with more advant
ages should have to halt and wait un
til the perfidious oppressors of Cuba
shall be turned back. Hut individual
and national life is always clothe 1
witii mysteries, and we may make our
selves miserable by stabbing c;i--selves
with sharp interrogate 1
points, and plying the cvfe
lasting questions of "Why?" aiw
"How?" and "What? and "Whet.?"
While we must, of course, try to lie in
telligent on all publio affairs, it is a
glorious thing to do our duty and then
fully and co ilidently trnst a!! in t!
hands of God, who has proved liimsi If
the friend of our country from thu
time when the Spanish government
fitted out an expedition to discover it.
to this time, when Spaniards would
like to destroy it.
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