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VOL. XXIV. NO. 15.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1888.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 PenfTear.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL;
Biccx IIistRVATioi Indiaus are anxious
to form the acquaintance of General Har
rison. They realize that he will soon be
come the "Great Father." aud tho" de
air o to meet him and present their claims
regarding the proposed opening of their
Trot. Johw M. La no t ox is quoted as
aylna that not only i? lis elected to Con
jjress from the Petersburg (Va.) district,
but that the lawful majority i:i the district
will give the electoral vote of the State to
Harrison and Morton.
President Ci.kvki.anu retired to the
privacy of Oak View, on the 20th, with
th. determination, it was said, not to re
turn to the White House until after he
-has complete 1 hi annual message to
Congress. H will d jvo e his time ex
clusively to the before, him.
Thb Berlin F iriinrj a erts that the
prosecutor of th; I, l)iT.il newspapers is
Kmperor William himself, and that the
act Is eoulvabnit to an acknowledgment
on his part of the authenticity of his
father' diary ns published.
OvririAL returns from every county ia
the Htate of Pennsylvani t show Harri
son's plurality to bo "J. -Ml, and his ma
jority, 64, WW.
On the '20th the t-.ve.'.ft'i rlmrc'i consrsai
(Episcopal) opened in Trinity Church,
Buffalo, N. Y.. Bisiio C presiding.
At. toed H. Colquitt h is boon re-elected
United States Hc.it.ir from Georgia,
receiving every vote. cat in the Senate
and House except iw.i.
It in announced tint Guneral Patiker
will succeed Admiral P.ml?tas Russian
Minister of Ilailwav.
In compliance ith th-? request of the
citisens' inaugural conimU tje, Postmaster-General
Dick;nson has -decided to
defer the removal of the Washington
lty post-office to thu creat hall of ths
Penaioa buibling, i:i nr br that the in
augural ball may ici h d 1 thero, as it was
tour years a?o.
Os the 21st ICiij r.i W. Ilalford'd accept
ance of the posi t ion of private secretary
to Presld'Mit-elec1, Iluri.vm was made
public Mr. Hulford is managing editor
of the Indianapolis .TonrnnK and an old
nd confidential friend or General Har
rison. Tit suitor It. W. Milbink, of New York,
against ex-Con ; -r.t .n Jones, to re
cover $.",(N0 uniil to have h-rn paid to Mr.
Jones for his influence in getting a fran
chise through the B i.-ir 1 of Aldermen,
has been dctiled In favor or the defend
ant. UovtnNon "i.Ecr Hovkt of Indiana is
to be tender -d n recptiou by resident
Hooslers upo i his reinrrt to Washlutrton.
A CIRCUI.AH was issued ly Cardinal
Gibbons, on '.'1st, to thi Catholic
clergy, secular and regular, recommend
leg a Retinal ol.sorvaure of the Presi
dent's Thauksiviue; p; oclamation.
Thi funorl of the late Ir. Hmry 15.
Sauds, of Nuw York C t;,, occurred on
th. 21st Three hundred students of tho
Collepe of i'liysiciaas and Snrtjeons at
tendeil th services. Tli fl oral offerioss
were many and beautiful. The remains
were in t err.- 1 in Woodlnwu Cemetery.
Om tho 2lst ilv) Autl-H.iUiou Kepublican
National committee met in New York
City, and discussed plans for further
Pursintxo Ji'D'ia lUsjtPvot the Par
nell Commission, on thi 21st, fined Mr.
Edw.trd Hart iucton iO0 for contempt of
eonrt In public. it ions red jctiuij upon the
On the 22 1 tho annual report of United
Btatns Treasurer Hyatt was ma la public.
Major Lymn Bisskli., U. S. A., died,
on the 2. 1, at his ltomn in New Havou,
Conn., air d seventy-five years.
On the evettln ; of Mm 21 it Mr. James
Itussoll Lowell riu eutert:iine 1 at a ban
quet by tho Philomathio Soclotj ot Liver
pool, and sailed tor Am ri'.-a on the 22 d.
On the 2 t!t Walter H. rschudder, of
New Jersey, a clerk in t!n Government
Printing OHl 'e, an-id Mitally phot and
killed himself wltile dr -winif a cartridge
from his re. olv.T.
GiCNKUAl. iii-ACK. tin Commissioner of
Pensions, is spoken ot in connection
with the superintead'-ucy of the National
Boldlers' Home at Diytou, O.
Thf.uk was a rumor In Boulangist cir
cles la Paris, on the 22 1, that the troveru-
ment intends to expel Hoiilanirer on a
charge of cotihpii lut; to overthrow the ox
J. H. PtfKKHSiiN, a popular lawver of
Helena, Mont., who formerly held edi
torial positions in Indianapolis and St.
Paul, died of pneumonia, on the 22.1, aged
forty-one. He studied law in General
Harrison's ofiU-e, where he was a stouog-
At a citizens' meeting in Boston, on
the 22 1, it wns decided to put an inde
pendent candidate for mayor in nomina
tion. On the 22 1 tho Stale Bank of Valparaiso,
Neb., closed its doors, and the proprie
tors, V. Scovillo aud G. A. Crafts, have
fled l!ie country, leaving mauy debts nu
The Paris Intransiif,iiit states that
Baron Solliere has been placed in I)
Bsnrnv'i private asylum lor the insane
situated in Paris.
TilK South Carolina State Board of
Canvassers has t'ecided the Kllio'.t-Miller
content in the Seventh Congressional
district. In favor of Klliott. Democrat,
makiiis; the delegation from South Caro
lina so I lly Democratic. Tho vote of the
district wat: I'ili .t, S.JtiS; Miller, 7,0)3.
Miller will ca' iy his route-t to Congress,
Tiik birthday anniversary of ex-Kra-
press Frederick of Ojrniauy was quietly
observed at Windsor, E itrl.vnd, ou the
21st. Sue received scores of contrratnla-
tlous. and m my German otti ial.s called
Tan iostnri-ster of Baltimore has a
scheme for collecting city mail matter by
means of letter-boxes placed on the s?reet
KX-CONURFSSM AN PKRRV BKI. MONT took
th. oath of ofttco nul teceiveil his ere
dentiitls as Minister ti Spain, on the 2dd
On tlio 23 1 Chief Win. Frintup, Grand
Bachem of the Tun-at-ora Indians, died
on the reservation, in New York. He was
an able and ii.telh jcut man.
The Associated Press statement that
Silss Oearnoy. of Mm Tremont House,
Boston, Jlii , w is insolvent Is incorrect.
H. is not connected with the Tremont
David Hamilton, a real estate dealer,
nd owner of a number of business
structures at Wrbasli, lul., failed, on
th. 2S 1, with linbiiitie amounting to $30,
000 and ansfs of 2.V:K.
Genkkal Harhis'in denies the truth of
published reports of alleged statements
X&ads by bitn concern! ig the annexation
On the 211 Oenral Miles arrived at San
JTrac clsco and took com maud of the Di
Tislon of the Pad Sc. General Howard
left Pan FraticifCi U same night for
Pjiisidivt Hism.vc! the Parnell Com
mission sayi that lie will adroit tha re
ports made by th police for what they
Oji Ih. -1 Mr. Powderly tas re-elected
lnrai master workman of tho Kuights
f Labvrfor t" next two years at In
Alanspoh. An intimate friend of Kamii'd J. Itsu
dall descrili i l.iin us in vo:y good con
dition, ana e -rlain to be tit bis sat outtie
reassem hi ins of Con Tress.
"Dkaoon" KtrniKusot ljs given no
lle that only Ameiican cttizeu-i, natiTe
or naturalised, iierenfier t e cnn-loyed
on his Brooklyn urcei-wr lia.a a uuu
ductors aud tli tvei.
Bishop Folet, the new Bishop of De
troit, was received in that city, on the
23d, by a reception committee and a pro
cession of ten thousand persons.
J. W. Mackintosh & Co., Boston (stock
brokers, have suspended.
CRIMES AND CASUArTIES.
MaIJiiew Bakkii, a well-to-do farmer
residing between Venice and New Balti
more, Hamilton County, O., hanged him
self, on tho 22d, in his barn.
A clerk in the City National Bank of
Springfield. Mass., detected in a plot
to rob the bank of fcM.O'A upon making a
written confession, was, on the 22d, dis
charged. He made a couflJante of a man
whom he supiosed.to be a crook, but who
turned out to be a detective.
During their mother's absence, seeking
aid of a charitable society, two children
of Yetta Greonberg, of New York City,
were burned to death, on the 22d. She
had been deserted by her husband, and
found it Impossible to provide for her
three little ones.
Durinq a violent quarrel, on the 22d,
H. H. Scott, ex-village president and
county surveyor of Hinckley, Minn., shot
and killed Sidney K. Cruin, an engineer
at tho Eastern Slinnesota railway water
Near tha mouth of tho Little Chop
tank river, Maryland, a battle, lasting
two hours and resulting in one fatal cas
ualty, occured on the 22d, between the
man-of-war Governor Thomas and four
teen oyster-dredgers. The man-of-war
was Urivea off.
Charles Tinkle n, the nineteen-year-
old forirer. who successfully fleeced the
Cttizeus', Merchants' and First Hatioual
banks of Cincinnati out of !K.000 each, a
few weeks since, has been arrosAnd in
London, England, in company with
Matilda Meier, the young irirl who left
Cincinnati with him.
.'iErona retiring, on the 21st, Fred Dost
ant . his wife, Amelia, of Clevelaud, O.,
turned down the damper ia the stove
pipe, and, gas escaping Into the room,
both were asphyxiated. The woman is
dead, but the man may possibly recover.
O.N tho 22i Km il Iseldriv.r, of Bulalo,
and Augustus Smith, of Binghampton,
N. Y., were killed by a train on tho
Lackawanna road at Wilkesbarro, Pa.
An lumitte of the National Soldiers'
Homo at Hampton, Va., named bnnon
Diuninghain, committed suicide, on the
2"2d, by cuttinir an artery and bleeding to
Firk in a school building at Long Isl
and City, N. Y., on (In 22 1, caused a pan
ic among tho children, but was extiti
guished wi h slitrht loss, an none of the
children were injured.
II. IL Scorr killed Sidney IC, Irvin at
Hinckley, Mich., on the 23 I.
Firk at Pulu'h, Minn., on the 23 JL de
stroyed property to tho value of $23,000.
On the 2.1 Philip J. Ooss, tho New York
policy dealer, in whose plsco James E
Bod?ll, the forger, lost 12o, 00), pleaded
guilty to felony, and was fined $1,003.
On the S"d, lire in tin Crescent Avenue
Presbyter an Church of Piainfield, N. J,
caused a 1 ws of ifS.OO'l; fully iusured.
On llto n srhtof tho 211 nearly all the
business s iction of Pocoinoke City, Md.,
a village ia the southern part of Wor
cester Connty, on tho eastern shore of
Cliosapea' e Bay, was destroyed by fire.
On the i3d Albert Shnltz, at Altoona,
Pa., fired a cuu. wliicli he thought was
not loaded, and killed his eight-month3
NKAn Tralee, County Kerry, an Irish
farmer, recently returned from Amariea,
took a farm from which a former tenant
had been evicted. On the 23i his dead
body was found, pierced with four bill
Engineer Whittakkk's legs were
crashed In a railroad collision at Ham
monds vil'.e, O., Otl the 231.
IIk.nrt Jones, of Petersburg, Va,, was
frozen to death on tho night of the 22 d
He went uotne at a late hour Intoxicated,
and laid Jown ou the porch, where he was
found In the morning by some of his
neighbors, frozen stiff.
Adam Bbrkbs, who was whipped, re
cently, ;d Sardinia, O.. by White Caps
has lost his reason, and is now a maniac,
Mrs. J'art DpnAN, of Columbus, lud
who murdered rfher busban t by pouring
carbolic acid iato his mouth while asleep,
was, on the 2,3, acquitted by a jury on
thegroui d oftisanity.
Fire d stroj'ed the extensive works of
the Ft. vavne (lud.) .leuney IMeciric
Light Co apyiT ou the 23 I. Loss, .:!), 000;
insurance, f .vs.O s). lhree hundred em
ployes are temporarily thrown out ot
After reaching an altitude of h ilf
mile the b.illoon In which I'rof. Vandejrift
made an ascjnslon from the Exposition
Park, at Co'nmbas, (Ja., on the 22 1, sua
denly burst and the rvronaut, descending
bv a parach ite. alighted in the Chatta-
hoochie river, and wrvs drowned.
On the 23 J Recorder Sinytho of New
York City sentenced Ja".r.s E. Bedell, the
forger, to St ijo prison twenty -five
years and four mouths
A ncmbkr of cases of typhoi 1 fe7 were
reported at tt Soldiers' tlrpliaus school
at McAUsterv lie, Pa., on the l!;h. V
Eiqiitt decisions were rendered blithe
Secretary of the Interior, on the 2vh
allowing ap'lcations to enter lau
within the int'ouuiity limits of the North
eru Pacific railroad in the eastern part
of Washingto 1 Territory and the western
part of Idaho Territory.
At a meetlug of coal operators and
shippers in Pittsburgh, Pa., on !th, it
was unanimo isly resolved to stop run
ning coal for an indefinite period, begin
ning December 1. This action is caused
by the heavy stocks of coal at Southern
river points. From 4,000 to 5,000 miners
will be idle In consequence.
Tbk joint committee of the National
League and American Association have
adopted th. proposition to give the striker
bis base on four balls, instead of five, as
now. They also deckled to declare the
batter out on three strikes.
Leave to fllo a bill of exceptions to tho
rulings of Judge Shroeder of tne Com
mon Pleas Court, in directing the jury to
acqui in the case of George H. Stayner
and Henry M. Ives, was granted by tuo
Supreme Court of Onio, on the 20th. This
will take the case boforo the higher courts
The Detroit have decided to leave the
National Bas.-Ball League, and their
place will be taken l y the Clevelaud club.
The North German Bank, the Diseonto
Oerellschaft and the Krupps h ive formed
a f -ndicste for thepnrp s. of builJin
rsi'ways In Venezuela,
C. W. Olliffe, a Member of tho New
York Stock Exchange since IStW, died on
IrtE steamer Traave arrived at New
York, on the tOth, from Bremen. Her
captain reports a stormy and rocgt tcjj
sge, but without accident of any kiud.
In eke was no changa ia the truuk-Jine
si uatlon, so far as rates were concerted,
np t a the 20th, and no meeting of trunk
line ofScials had yet been called.
It is stated that the Russian Govern
meat has informed a number of Bul
gsriaa refugees that Russia renounces
all interest in Bulgaria aJ that this
decision dtWes from tho time of Emperor
William's visit to Vienna.
Tue Departmeat of State has been
oScially informed that the Tortugueso
Government has, by ministerial decree,
further reduced the duty ou wheat im
ported Into Portugal to ten rels ak io
gram, and on flour to eighteen reis ak.l -
Zanzibar slave owners havo united in
a monster petition ngiinst tits enforce
ment of th law regarding the slava
tt i f i- which they assert has been, in
LtacUcal abeyance for many Jctur.
Thts recent failure of the firm of Feador
: Owsanikoff, in St Petersbug, has
caused the failure of two firms at Moscow
and six at Odessa.
Thk finest street pageant ever wit
nessed in Charleston, S. C, was the
trades display, on the night of the 21st,
given as a feature of the gala week.
O.n the 20th All-Saints Episcopal Cathe
dral, at Albany, N. Y., was dedicated,
with imposing ceremonies. Bishop Pot
ter of New Y'ork preached the sermon.
Subscriptions to the inaugural guaran
tee fund reached $25,000 on the 20th.
On the 23d the Woman Suffrage Associ
ation convention at Cincinnati adjourned.
In order to meet expenses it is proposed
to fix the price of tickets to the iuaugural
ball at ten dollars doublo the amount
On the 21st the thermometer registered
eight degrees below zero at Montreal,
A German gendarme, It Is' reported.
arrested a French employe of the Avi
court railway station while working in
his own garden on German territory, ou
Despite the complaints of Switzerland
the German Government has discontinued
the customs office at Lucelle. between
Alsace and Jura Bernoise, intending to
establish forts there should France en
deavor to penetrate Alsace from that
It is reported that the whole plan of
the blockade of Zanzibar has been
changed so as to include the entire coast.
The opinion is prevalent in Germany
that it will be necessary to hold another
election for members of the Reichstag
Great excitement and much rioting,
particularly in Belgrade, where the peo
ple came in collision with the soldiery
several times, attended the elections for
members of the Servian Skuptschine, on
the 21st. Many persons were injured,
some of them seriously.
About half the land owned by the late
Joshua Jones, west of Central Park, New
Y'ork City, has been sold at auction by
the executor of the estate, and realized
about two, million dollars. The property
was bought by Mr. Jones' father, in 1S08,
for less than three thousand dollars.
Tub Osceola (Ia.) Bank closed on the
22d, and was placed in the hands of a re
ceiver. The OApital was f2o,000. There
is said to be $00,000 on deposit, with only
J3.000 in the vault.
TnE last (twenty-second) volume of the
Tenth census report has been issued. Ia
addition there are two volumes of com
pendium of the census.
On the 221 tho New York State Board
of Arbitration met to investigate the re
cent street-railway strike in Brooklyn.
Ten Brooklyn policemen who refused
to remove obstructions from car tracks
during tho recent street-car riot were
flued ten days' pay each and also
cautioned that a repetition of such an
offense would result in dismissal.
On the 23 Canadian Pacific shares were
pressed for sale in Loudon, on rumors
that a brauch is to be built to Detroit,
Tiik Journal de St. Pcterabourg denies
that, a secret treaty has been entered into
with Corea, but admits that Corea has
granted to Russia facilities for trade
across the frontier.
On the 23d, by a cave-in near Wilkes
barre, Pa., the water supply or the city
was suddenly cut off, and a large mine
was submerged, from which tho miners
barely escaped with their lives.
Indian Agent John Blair states that
the Chippewas are slowly becoming ex
The Gate City Guards of Atlanta, Ga.,
have sent a bale of new cotton to the
Governor's Foot Guard of nartford,
Conn., for the benefit of their armory
Tiik project for the consolidation of the
Cuban debt, it is believed, will prove a
failure, on account of the different opin
ions-entertained on the subject by the
ministers at Madrid.
During the month of October 40,305 im
migrants came to this country, against
41,10(5 in October, 1SS7. Germany fur
nished the greatest number, 10,166: En
gland aud Wales, 7,477: Ireland, 6.530;
Sweden and Norway, 4,230; Italy, 2,785,
and Scotlaud, 2,004.
It is reported that the Woolen Goods
Association of New York will petition
Congress to class worsted importations
with woolen cloth.
Improved machinery is being Imported
into Cuba, with the object of increasing
the sugar-production of the next cane
DuniNG October exports of merchandise
aggregated in value $74,714,495, against
$70,033,439 ia October, 1SS7. Imports for
the month were valued at $06,234,053
against $60,5)33,237 in October, 1867.
Oil. was again struck on the 26th in the
gas well which is beiug put down eighteen
miles west of Chattanooga in the Se
The District of Columbia Supreme Court
ou the 26th decided that children of slave
parents, ajthough not born in wedlock,
are entitled to inherit property of parents.
Josiaii A. Duggkr, Jr., has been ap
pointed postmaster of Stiverville, Maury
county, Tenn., vice Isaac W. Lovell
Frost fell in all portions of Florida on
the night of the 25th.
Bishop McTyere, of the Methodist
Church Sottth is critically ill at his home
in Nashville, Tenn.
Tbk orange crop of Southern California
is rtiortM to be large enough to allow of
from 2v-v- 2500 carloads being shipped
Tiik -$,n ore of Alabama Is greater
than th:Jl of Pennsylvania. The coal area
is ll,CtH).pjare miles.
The lie new steam saw and planing
tnill at llcahoBtas, Tenn., belonging to G.
W. Garret, burned ou the 23d. It had been
in operation only a few days.
Oci r.GilTMnKRT, with several aliases,
who hai'il from Columbus, Ga., was
arrested iiN'ash ville, Tenn., on the 231 for
doing up steral business houses by obtain
ing goods fm them under false pretenses.
During tlg year 3,875,525 cigars were
niauufactur'S from 82,545 pounds of to
bacco iu Tenspssee. About 2,204,000 pounds
of tobacco vf s manufactured in the State,
and l,24o.P7foounds sold, for which taxes
were paid afiounting to fOS,664.40.
Government officials are just now wor
rying over .f robbery of the mail between
riununersville and Coblent, Ark. This is
a star route;. The mails have been robbed
Eve times Tthin ten days, and the amount
secured alJfgether will aggregate about
There were nine new cases of yellow
fever reported at Jacksonville, Fla., on the
24th. Total cases, 474; total deaths, 407.
Three white and one negro con iict were
whipped at New Castle, Del., orlkthe 24th
for larctny and burglaries. Tjey took
from five to hfty lashes, lightly Iah Abou.
250 spectators were present. "
Fire destroyed the Judsoa Female Sem
inary at Marion, Ala., on the 24th. It was
one of the oldest and best known institu
tions in the South. The loss is $100,000;
Thk offieial returns for the State f
South C.ualina ere: Cleveland t"5,S25,
Harrison 13,710. Democratic majority
02.1 X. The total vote is 11,!32 less than
four years ago. The Democratic majority
is 4"ii,0 rei.ter.
THE BEEF MEN.
Organization of the National Beet Pro
ducer and Hatchers' Association at St.
Lotus List or Officers Chosen and Joint
St. Louis, Nov. 23. The nucleus of a
new organization was formed yesterday
by the joint conference committee of the
Butchers' National Protective Association
and the International Range Association.
The new association is to be called the
National Beef -Producers' and Butchers'
Association, and is to be officered as fol
lows: President, C. C. Slaughter, of Tex
as: vice-president, Thomas Armour, of
Chicago; second vice-president, I. H.
Higston, of Pennsylvania; secretary, H.
M. Taylor, of Denver; treasurer, J. H.
Reynolds, of Las Vegas. The executive
committee consists of the fourteen mem
bers of the joint conference committto,
International Range C. C. Slaughter,
Dallas, chairman; Brewster Camera. i,
Tucson, Ariz.; H. M. Taylor, Denver;
Chas. Davis, El Paso; J. C. Beatty, El
Paso; Jefferson Reynolds, Las Vegas;
Harvey Wr. Salmon, Clinton, Mo.
Butchers' National Protective Associa
tion Thomas Armour, St. Louis, chair
man; J. O'Neill, New York; L. Roths
child, Pittsburgh; H. Morelock, St Jo
seph; Geo. Beck, Detroit; S. F. Hinkson,
Philadelphia: John Rnegamer, Dubuque.
All cattle raisers, cattle feeders and
butchers who will asrree to work for the
re-establishment of competitive cattle
markets and subscribe five dollars each
for a year's membership can become
members. It is claimed that 260 butchers
will joia the association in a body at
The association will employ its own
commission merchants, and will employ
counsel to secure State legislation.
AN AERONAUT'S FATE.
A Perilous Descent and a Watery Graft
the Kesult of Prof. Vanttpgrift'a Balloon
Ascension at Columbus. Ga.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 23. Twelve thou
sand people witnessed a balloon ascen
sion at the Exposition park yesterday
afternoon. Prof. F. H. Vandegrift made
the ascent. When the balloon had reach
ed an altitude of half a mile it suddenly
burst and begau to descend to the ground
rapidly, to the horror ol the spectators.
Vandegrift cat the rope that held the
parachute, and for a time it seemed
that he would escape death. The para
chute fell near the center of the Ohatta
hoochie river,andVandegrift was drowned
in spite of the efforts of two men in aboat
to save him. The unfortunate man was
twenty-five years old. He was born in
Virginia and had been in the balloon
business for twelve years. He made his
first leap with a parachute at Greenville,
O., three months ago. The body was re
covered last night, completely enmeshed
in the ropes of the balloon. It will be
embalmed and senttoVaudegrift's parents
at Cinton, Mo.
A COSTLY FIRE.
Destruction of th Jenney Klectrlo Light
Company's Works at Fort Wavue, I'id.,
by Fire Loss Nearly Half a Million Dol
lars. Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 23. The ex
tensive works of the Fort Wayne Jenney
Electric Light Company took fire at two
o'clock this morning and were totally
destroyed. The building, containing the
costly machinery and the engines, and
the new three-story building, containing
the stock room, the incandescent depart
ment and the Star Iron Tower Company,
are a total loss. All of the toobi and the
patterns and some of the books of the
company are also destroyed. The company
is tho most prominent of the arc light
manufacturers in America, and has in the
past three years embarked in the business
of manufacturing incandescent lights,
Installing plants all over the United
States, Canada and Mexico. The amount
of capital invested is fully half a millioa.
The loss on buildings, stock and machin
ery amounts to over $300,000, and the in
surance is $148,000 and i divided among
nearly forty different companies. Three
hundred employes are temporarily
thrown out of employment. Tho stock is
mostly held by local capitalists, who will
probably rebuild at once. The origin of
the fire is not known.
THE NATIONAL GRANGE.
Resolutions of Inquiry as to Nations Im
porting Agricultural Products Adopted
Topkka, Kas., Nov. 23. The National
Grange closed its annual meeting yester
day. Before adjourning the following
resolutions were adopted:
liftolcfil, That the Commissioner d Agricult
ure be requested to inquire through the con
sular system of government, or otherwise.
what foreign nations are now importing agri
cultural products, and ascertain what pos
sibilities there would be to establish trade re
lations for the disposal of our surplus agri
cultural products; also to inquire what agri
cultural products are now imported that out
country and climate would be capable of pro
ducing and lay the same before Congress and
publish for the information of farmers.
RftolneJ, That tho executive committee ol
the National Grange confer with the cotton ex
chances of the United States and foreign
markets, with a view to securing a reduction
of the customary tore of 6 per cent, on cotton
to the actual tare, which is 4 per cent., thus
saving to the cotton planter this large amount
Pocomoke City, Maryland, Severely Visit
ed by Fire Nearly All the Husiness Por.
tlon Swept Away.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 23. Nearly all
the business section of Pocomoke City,
Md., a village in the southern part oj
Worcester County on the eastern shore of
Chesapeake Bay, was destroyed by fire
last night. The fire originated p-t four
o'clock in the afternoon, and was not
brought under control until ten in the
evening. Twenty-five stores and shops.
two hotels, several residences and four
newspaper offices were burned, and the
town is now without a newspaper. Two
stores remain. The town was not pro
vided with fire apparatus and help was
requested from other towns. The New
York, Philadelphia & Norfolk railway
people sent a train from St. Charles with
fifty men to fight the flames. On the out
skirts of the town the sight is one ol
great confusion, innumerable loads of
goods lying around in disorder.
Visitors at Joliet.
Joliet, 111., Nov. 23. The Ship Canal
and Drainage Associatpan, Mayor Roche
in charge, arrived in Joliet yesterday.
The leading city officials and citizens
were at once summoned and met the
commission in the Hotel Royal, when the
sewge problem was discussed. It was
finally decided to hold a convention in
Chicago December 4, at which delegations
from different points along the line will
be present. The commission then pro
ceeded on its way to -Peoria and other
points to organize delegations in the vari
ous towns interested to meet ia this con
vention. The Karth Went Down.
WrLXESBARRE, Pa., Nov. 24 Tares
acres of earth-eer "Siaeral Spring
CrryarSmar's Mills, caved ia late
vesterday afternoon, causing great da:n
agw. When tiie earth weat dowa, it car
ried wi.th it the raata pipe of the Wilkes
barre Water Company, which conveyed
TOiter from the reservoir ti this city.
The wnter then poured into the
mine, flooding it in a - short time.
The miners had a narrow escape from
drowning, but nil were gotten out safely.
Tho city's water supply is enlirely cut
off. Tho cave-in, was cpuaeJ by the
working of the pillars of coal left stand
ing in tho mine as supports to tho earth
Fire at Louisville, Ky., a few days
since, ourned the Hopkins & Robinson
Company's building. Loss, $40,000; in
Ia a row at New Roads, La., recently.
Van Matthews and J. B. Woodruff killed
Wm. R. Shine, a Baltimore drummer,
shot himself through the head at the St.
James Hotel, Richmond, Va., a few days
ago. No cause is known.
The millstone in Cunningham & Gallo
way's grist mill, at Galloway's Station,
Tenn., burst, a few eveniugs since, in
stantly killing Oliver Welder and serious
ly injuring Cunningham. The mill was
The Governor of South Carolina has
commuted to thirty years' imprisonment
the death sentence of Charles Dupre, the
child murderer, who was to have been
hanged on the 23d ins t. The criminal is
a negro boy, just nine years old.
ihe warehouse and offices of W. H. Ed-
mger & Bro., wholesale flour dealers, at
Louisville, Ky., were burned a few nights
ago. Nearly 5,000 barrels of flour were
destroyed. Loss on building and stocks,
$40,000; insurance about $3.5,000.
J. J. Barrey, of Vicksburg, Miss., re
cently sank a gas well at Lake Provi
dence, La. The pressure is good, and
the gas burns brilliantly. It is believed
the gas field is extensive.
The cotton crop in West Tennessee is
yielding much better than was expected
a month ago. The staple is larger and
better than has been known for vears.
The streets of Jackson are crowded with
cotton bales from morning until night
The outlook for a big holiday trade was
The yellow-fever scourge has entirely
abated at Decatur, Ala
John Peterson, wanted in Ashville, N.
C, for murder, has been captured in
Blout County, Tenn.
An unsuccessful attempt was made, a
few nights ago, to burn the building oc
cupied by the Birmingham (Ala.) Aqe
Jlerald. Ben Harrison, a colored man of Hop
kinsville, Ky., had a fit while driving a
wagon, a few days since, and, falling to
the ground, broke his neck, dying in
stantly. John White, a young farmer living near
Hopkinsville, Ky., fell from a loaded
wagon, a few evenings since, and broke
his back, and received other serious in
juries that rendered his recovery doubt
ful. Dr. J. L Walker, a well-known and ec
centric citizen of Hopkinsville, Ky., died
suddenly a few days since. He recently
had a stroke of paralysis, and never
rallied. He was a bachelor.
The Garfield Club, of Knoxvllle, Tenn.,
composed entirely of white citizens, have
made arrangements to attend the inaug
uration of President Harrison in a body.
Two hundred members will go, each
wearing a silk hat and overcoat of the
The house of Jack Gregg at Leesville,
Ky., was burned a few nights ago, and all
tue family, const-ding of five persons,
perished, except Gregg, who was away
from the house on business.
While boring for gas in Livingston
County, Ky., twelve miles from Paducah,
recently, a vein of silver ore was struck
at a depth of about eight hundred feet
The vein is said to be about three feet
thick, and considerable excitement pre
vails over the find.
Henry James, colored, and his wife
went to a church eupper at Livingstone,
Ala., a few nights ago, leaving their three
children locked up in the house. Upon
their return they found the house in
ashes, and the children burned to a crisp.
John Peterson, wanted for murder at
Asheville, N. C., was arrested ia the
mountains of Blount County, Tenn., t
few days ago, by Deputy Sheriff Blauken
ship. Peterson killed a man named
Gooch last July, the murder being the
most horrible ever known in Western
F. H.' Varnado, a prominent merchant
of Tsyka, Miss., was shot down and in
stantly killed, a few nights ago. There
were no witnesses to the killing, and the
assassin is unknown.
O. F. Adams, city treasurer of Macon,
Ga., is reported as being about $20,000
Bhort in his accounts, and has been sus
pended from office. He can give no satis
factory explanation. Demands have been
made on his bondsmen.
Some new coal discoveries that have
been made near Fordsville, Ky., on the
line of the Owensboro & Falls of Rough
railroad, hold out better promises than
any of the veins yet known in that region.
Jas. Philbeck, a farmer living in Cleve
land County, N. C, was called to the dooi
of his house a few nights ago and shot
dead by an unknown party, who then en
tered the premises, shot, Philbeck's wife
and robbed the house. The murderer
Robert H. Hailey, of Jackson, Tenn.,
brakeman on the Mobile & Ohio railroad,
fell under the wheels while coupling cars
at Guntown, Miss., a few nights ago. Th
cars passed over his left hand, mangling
it in a fearful manner. The unfortunate
man was taken to Jackson, where four of
his fingers were amputated.
Jack Jones, a negro hailing from Ma
con, Ga., made an unsuccessful criminal
assault on Mrs. John Haggard and Miss
Hedgroth, who live near Rockwood, Tenn.,
a few nights ago. He was afterward
caught by an angry mob and lynched.
The recent disappearance of Colonel J.
F. Hill, from Morgan Connty, Ga.,. has
been given additional interest by the dis
closures of his wife. She says that three
months ago he claimed to have had a
vision in which he was ordered to divide
up his property and go into a distant
land where he was not known. He
reached home one night from a neighbor
ing town, and handed his wife the deed
for $10,000 worth of property, keeping
fo,000 in cash for himself. After giving
her explicit directions as to how to man
age business, he went out into the dark
ness and disappeared. He settled up all
his obligations before he left. He was
afy years of age, and had alwavs lived
aappily with his wife. He leaves four
children, all daughters, three of whom
ire married to the wealthiest men in the
Top cotton is yielding welL
The oldest man in Virginia, and perhaps
in the United States, is dead. His name
was Captain John Speace, of Accomao
County, and he was one hundred and
:welve years of age. He was bora in 1776,
md had voted in every presidential elec
tion since his twenty-fourth birthday.
The steamer Maud M. Fish sank at
Mould's landing, twenty miles below Ne
Orleans. She was valued at $i0,000. Mate
lohn Fox was drowned.
W. A. Taylor, station agent at Gallo
jray, Tenn., on the LouUville & Nash
riile road, was run over and killed, a few
eights ago, by a train which he was flag
jing. i. There ia a house at Atlanta, Ga., built
entirely of paper.
David Roberts, aged sixty-four years,
has been sent to prison from Louisville,
Ky.. tor twenty-two year for the murder
of Jatce KcadaU iz ISot He escapad to
Missouri and was flrit arrested last wLa
ter. Miss Mattie WooUey, daughter of Rsv.
W. B. Woolsey, and Henry Love, hci
nephew, were drowned iu the Nolachucky
river near Greenville, I"a,, a few day
since, while returning from school in
General Harrison has been tendered I
special train to be pulled by the largesl
locomotive in the country, if hi will viit
the Augusta (Ga.) Exposition.
Wot Alone the Brilliant Who Shall
But the Record of Heaven 'Will Require
of Every One According- to the
Talents Intrusted to Their
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, iu a recent
sermon at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, took
np the parable of the ten talents as his
subject, his text being:
Unto one he gave five talents, to another
two, and to another one; to every man accord
ing to his several ability. Matthew, xxv., 15.
Many of the parables of Jesus Christ
were more graphic in the times in which
He lived than they are now, because cir
cumstances have so much changed. In
olden times, when a man wanted to wreak
a grudge upon his neighbor, after the
farmer had scattered the seed wheat over
the field and was expecting tha harvest,
the avenger would go across the same
field with a sack full of the seed of darnel
grass, scattering that seed all over the
field, and, of course, it would sprout up
and spoil the whole crop, and it was to
that Christ referred in the parable when
He spoke of the tares being sown among
the wheat. Ia this land onr farms are
fenced off and the wolves have been
driven to the mouutaius, and we can not
fully understand the meaning of the
parable in regard to the shepherd and
the lost sheep. But tho parable of which
I speak is founded on something we all
understand. It is built on money, and
that means the same iu Jerusalem as In
New York. It means the same to the
serf as to the Czar, and to the Chinese
coolie as to the Emperor. Whether it is
made out of bone, or brass, or iron, or
copper, or gold, or silver, it speaks all
languages without a stammer. Thepara
blo of the text runs in this wise: The
owner of a large estate - was about to
leave home, and he had some money that
he wished properly invested, and so he
called together his servants, and said:
"I am going away now, and I wish
you would take this money and put it to
tho very best possible use, and when I
come back return to mo the interest. To
one man he gave nine thousand four hun
dred dollars; to others he gave lesser
suras of money; to the least he gave
eighteen hundred dollars. He left home
and was gone for years, and then re
turned. On his arrival he was anxious to
know about his worldly affairs, and he
called his servants together to report to
him. "Let me know," said he, "what you
have been doing with my property since
I have been gone. The man who had
received the nine thousand four hundred
dollars came up and said: "I invested
that money. I got good interest for it I
have iu other ways rightly employed it,
and here are eighteen thousand eight
hundred dollars. You see Ihave doubled
what you gave me. " "That's very good,"
said the owner of the estate; "that's
grandly done. I admire your faithful
ness and industry. I shall reward
you. Well done well done." Other
servants came up with smaller accumu
lations. After awhile I see a man drag
ging himself along, with his head hang
ing. I know from the way he comes in
that he is a lazy fellow, ne comes up to
the owner of the estate and says: "Here
are thoso ei-'hteen hundred and eighty
dollars." "What!" says the owner of
the property, "haven't yon made it ac
cumulate any thiug?" "Nothing noth
ing." "Why, what have you been about all
these years?" "Oh, I was afraid that if I
nvested it I might somehow lose it. There
are your eighteen hundred and eighty
dollars." Many a man started out wilh
only a crown in his pocKet and achieved
a fortune; but this fellow of my text, with
eighteen hundred aud eighty dollars,
has gained not one farthing. Instead
of confessing his indolence, he goes
to work to berate his master, for
indolence is most always impu
dent and impertinent. Of course he
looses his place and is discharged from
the service. The owner who went out into
a far country is Jesus Curist going from
earth to Heaven. Th3 servants spoken
ot" in the text are members of the chnrch.
The talents are our different qualifica
tions of usefulness, given iu different
proportions to different people. ' The
coming back of the owner is the Lord
Jesus returning at the judgment to make
final settlement. The raising of some of
these men to be rulers over five or two
cities is the exaltation of th? righteous
at the last day, while the casting out of
the idler is the expulsion of all those who
have misimproved their privileges.
Learn first from this subject, that be
coming a Christian is merely going out
to service. If you have any romantic
idea about becoming a Christian, I want
now to scatter the romance. If you en
ter into the kingdom ot God, it will be
going into plain, practical, honest, con
tinuous, persist3nt Christian work. I
know there are a great many people who
have -fantastic and romautic notions
about this Christian life, but he who
serves God with all the energies of body,
mind and soul Is a worthy servant, and
ho who does not is an unworthy servant.
Vhen the war trumpet sounds, all the
Lord's soldiers must march, however
deep the snow may be, or how fearful the
odd3 against them. Under "our govern
ment we may have Colonels, and Captains,
and Generals in titn? of peace, but in the
Church of God there is no peace until the
last great victory shall have been achiev
ed. But I have to tell you that it is
a voluntary service. People are
not brought into it as slaves
were dragged from Africa. A
young man goes to an artisan, and says:
"Sir, 1 want to learn your trade. I, by
this indenture, yield myself to your care
and service for the next four, or five, or
seven years. I want you to be my mas
ter, and I want to ba your servant"
Just so, if we come into the kingdom of
God at all, we must come, saying to
Christ: "Be Thou my master. ItakeThy
service for time and for eternity. I
choose it" It is a voluntary service.
There is no drudgery ia it. In our world
ly callings sometimes our nerves get
worn out, and our head aches, and our
pbyJce.l faculties break down, but in this
service of the Lord Jssus, the harder a
man works the better he likes it, aud a
man in this audience who has been forty
years serving God, enjoys the employ
ment better thau when he first entered
It. The grandest honor that can ever be
bestowed upon you is to have Christ say
to you on the last day: "Well done,
good and faithful servant"
Learn also from this parable that differ
ent qualifications are given to different
people. The teacher lifts a blackboard,
and he draws a diagram, ia order that by
that diagram be may impress the mind
of the pupil with tho truth that he has
boea uttering. And all the truths of this
Lible are drawn out ia tha natural world
ts in a great diagram. Here is a
piece of grouad that has ten tal
ents. Under a little culture, it
yields twentr bcahels of wLoit to
the acre. Here is asoV-er pice of
jrouad that ha? or-Iy oft ta'.eat. Yo-a
a ay plow it, and harrow it, aid culture
if, year after year, tut it jritlli amere
j ittauce. Ko here i h man with ten tal
ents in the way of gettitig good
end doing good. He soon, un
der Christian cnlfnre, y.e'.dt great
harvests of faith and good wort. Hero is
another ma t win ".e-i,i : to have only oue
talent, and yon may put upon him tho
L'reatewt spiritual culture, but he yieln
'ut liltl ' f ih fruit-- ' rightcomues-i.
i'.jii te U uuisi' jUj J tuat there nri dif
ferent qualifications for different In
dividuals. There is a great deal of ruin
ous comparison when a man says: "Oh,
f I only had that man's faith, or that
man's money, or that man's eloquence,
how I would serve God." Better take the
faculty that God has given you and em
ploy it in the right way.
The rabbis used to say that before the
stone and timoer were brought to Jeru
salem for the- temple every stone and,
piece of timber was marked, so
that before they started for Jeru
salem the architects knew ia what plaoe
that particular piece of timber or stone
should fit And so I have to tell you we
are all marked for some one place ia the
great temple of the Lord, and do not let
us complain, saying: "I would like to be
the foundation stone or the cap stone."
Let us go into the very place where God
intends us to be, and be satisfied with the
position. Your talent may be in personal
appearance; your talent may. be m large
worldly estate; your talent may be in
high social position; your talent may
be in a swift peu or eloquent tongue;
but whatever be the talent it has been
given only tor onepurpo.se practical use.
You sometimes find a man in the com
munity of whom you say: "He has. no
talent at all; and yet that man may
have a hundred talents. His one hun
dred talents may bo shown in the item of
endurance. Pov.rty comes and he en
dures it; persecution comes and he en
dures it; sickness comes and he endures
it. Before men and atigels he is a speci -men
of Christian patience, and he is
really illustrating the power of Christ's
gospel, and is doing as much for the
church, and more for the church than
many more positively active. It you have
One talent, use that; if yon have tea tal
ents use them, satisfied with the fact that
we all have different qualifications, and
that the Lord decides whether we shall
have one or whether .we shall haYe ten.
I learn also from this parable that the
grace or God was intended to be ac
cumulative. When God plants an aoorn,
He means an ...oak, and when lie plants a
small amount of grace in the heart, ne
intends it to be growthful and enlarge
until It overshadows the whole nature.
There are parents who, at the birth of.
each child, lay aside 'a certain amount of
money, 'investing it, expecting by ac
cumulation and by compound interest,
that bv the time the child shall come to
mid life, this small amount of money will
be a fortune, showing how a small
amount of. money will roll up into a vas t
accumulation. Well, God sets aside a
certain amount of grace for each one
of His spiritual children at his
birth, and it is to go on, and as
by compound interest, accumulate.
until it shall become an eternal fortune.
Can it be possible that you have been ac
quainted with the Lord Jesus for ten,
twenty, thirty years, and that you do not
love Him more than you ever did before?
Can it be that you have been cultured In
the Lord's vineyard, aud that Christ finds
on you nothing. but sour grapes? ou
may depend upon it if you do not use the
talent that God gave you it will dwindle,
The rill that breaks from the hillside will
either widen into a river or dry up. The
brightest day started in the dim twilight
The strongest Christian man was once
weak Christian. Take the one talent and
make it two; take five and make them
ten; take ten and make them twenty. The
grace of God was Intended to be very ac
Again, I learn from the text that in
feriority of gifts is no excuse for indo
lence. This man, with the smallest amount
of money, came growling into the pres
ence of the owner of the estate, as much
as to say: "if you had given me $9,400 I
would have brought $18,800 as well as
this other man. You only gave me $1,880,
and I hardly thought it wits worth while
to use it at all. So I hid it in a napkin,
and it produced no result. It's because
you didn't give me enough."
But inferiority of faculties is no excuse
for indolence. Let me say to the man
who has the least qualifications, by-the
grace of God he may be made almost
omnipotent Thn merchant whose car
goes come out from every island of the
sea, and who, by one stroke of the pen,
can change the whole face of American
commerce, has not so much power as you
may have before God, iu earnest, faithful
and continuous prayer. You say you
have no faculty. Da you not understand
that you might this afternoou go into
your place of prayer and kneel before
God, and bring down upon your soul, and
the souls of others, a blessing so vast that
it would take eternal ages to compute It?
"Oh," you say, "I haven't fleetness of
speech. I can't talk well. I can't utter
what I want to say. My brother, can you
not quote one passage of Scripture?
Then take that one passage ot Script
ure; carry it with you every where; quote
it under all pioper circumstances. With
that one passage of Scripture you may
harvest a thousand souls for God. , I am
glad that tho chief work of the church in
this day is being done by the men of tal
ent Once iu awhile, when a great
fortress is to bo taken, God will bring
out a great field-pieco and rake all with
the fiery hail of destruction. But com
mon muskets do most ot the hard fight
ing. It took -only one Joshna, and the
thousand, of common trotjps under him,
to drive down the walls of cities, and,
under wrathful strokes, to make nations
fly like sparks from the anvil. It only
took one Luther for Germany, one
Zwinglius for Switzerland, one' John
Knox for Scotland, ot-e Calvin for France,
and one John Wesley for Kngland. Dor
cas as certainly - has a mission to
serve as Paul has a mission - to
preach. The two mites dropped by
the widow Into the poor-box
will be as much . applauded as the
endowment of a college, which gets a
man's name into the newspapers. ' The
man who kindled the first fire under the
burnt offering ia the anciont temple had
a duty as imperative as that of the high
priest, in magnificent robes, walking into
the holy of holies nmler the cloud of Je
hovah's presence. Yes, the men with one
talent are to save the world, or it will
never be saved at all. The men with five
or ten talents are tempted to toil chiefly
for themselves, to build up their own
great name, aud work for their own ag
grandizement and -'do nothing for the
alleviation of the world's woe. The cedar
o Lebanon, standing on the mountain,
seems to hand down the storms out of the
heavens to the earth, but it bears no fruit,
while some dwarf pear tree" has 'more
fruit on its branches than it can carry.
Belter to have. one. ta'.e.it and put it to
full use thau five hundred wickedly neg
lected. My subject teaches me that there is go
ing to come a day of solemn settlement
W hen the old farmer of the text gotbome
he Immediately called all the servants
about him and sail: "Hera is the little
account I have bsen keeping. I want to
see your accoant, and we will first com
pare them, and I'll pay yoj what I owe
you and you'll pay ins what you own me.
Let us have a settlement " The day will
come when the Lord Jeus Christ will ap
pear, and will say to you: "What have
you been doing with my property? What
have you been doiag wltu toy faculties?
Wi.at ii&vo you baea uoia? "vrii.ii watT
gre you for accat-a'.a'.iva p"irpo-e?"
There will bo ho ejepa from t':.t sittle
men. tSometiai : you uot -get a set
ilom'nt with . a.:i, e-p j i .!! if h owe
y.iil. li t po-.t p .
:ii: l nn'yt : ' I ' I
I'll seo you u-'-i
docs not nan I t -i
reHt day ''uii"
ih ; n i pi " r ...' mates,
j i.u next week," Or
m-.'.Hli." 'U.e fu t is h
?'t."e. But wln'ti the
of vhi h I am spanking
there will b no eicao. vrill have to
face all the bills. I have som-fc nu been
uuizod to Hi e how wi scdiuul.xll Will tUU
t : .. . i
It I Bee ten or fifteen figures ia a line,
and I attempt to add them np, and I add
them two or three times, I mate mem af
ferent each time. But I have admirea
the way an accountant will take a long
line of figures, and without a single mis
take, and with great celerity, announce
the aggregate. Now, in the last (freat
settlement, there will be a correct ac
count presented. God has kept a long
line of sins, a long line ot broken Bab
baths, a long line of profame words, a
long line of discarded sacraments, a
long line of misimproved privileges.
They will all be added up, and before
angels, and devils, and men, the aggre
gate will be announced. Oh, that will bo
the great day of settlement I hava
to ask the question: "Am I ready for
it?" It is of more importance to me to
answer that questiou ia regard to my
self than in regard to you, and It is of
more Importance for you to answer it in
regard to yourself than ia regard to me.
Every man for himself ia that day.
Every woman tor herself In that day. "If
you be wise, thou shalt be wise for thy
self; if thou scornest thou alone shall
bear it" We are apt to speak of the last
day as an occasion of vociferation a
great demonstration of power and pomp;
but there will be on that day, I think, a
few moments ot entire silence; I think a
tremendous, an overwhelming sllenoo; I
think it will be such a silenos as the
earth never heard. It will bo at the
moment when all nations are listening
for their doom.
I learn also from this parable of the
text that our degrees of happiness in
Heaven will be graduated according to
our degrees of usefulness on earth. Sev
eral of the commentators asree in mak
ing this parable the same one as in Luke,
where one man was made ruler over two
cities. Would It be fair and right that
the professed Christian man who has
lived very near the line between the
world and the church the man who has
of ten compromised his Christian charac
ter the man who has never spoken
out for God the man who has
never been known as a Chris
tian only on communion days
the man whose great struggle has-been to
see how much of the world he could get
and yet win Heaven U it right to sup
pose that that man "will have as grand
and glorious a soa( in Heaven as the man
who gave all his energies of body, mind
aud soul to the service of God? The dy
ing thief entered Heaven, but not with
the same startling occlaim as that which
greeted Paul, who had gone under scorch
inKS, and across duugoous, and through
maltreatments into the kingdom of glory.
One star differs from another star ia
glory, and they who toil mightily for
Christ on earth shall have a far greater
reward than those who have rendered
only half a service.
Some of you are hastening on toward
the reward of the righteous. I want t
cheer you up at the thought that ther
will be some kind of reward waiting for
you. There are Christian people In this
house who are very near Heaven. This
week some of you may pass out into the
light of the unsettlng sun. I Haw a blind
mau going along the road with his staff,
and he kept pound iug the earth and then
stamping with his foot I said to him:
"What do you do that for?" "Oh," he
said, "I can tell by the sound of the
ground when 1 am near a dwelling."
And some of you can tell by the sonnd of
your earthly pathway that you aie com
ing near your Father's house. I con
gratulate you. Oh, weather-beaten voy
agers, the storms are driving you into
the harbor. Just as when you were
looking for a friend, and came up
to the gate of the house, and you
were talking with the servant when
yourfrieud hoisted tho window and shout
ed: "Come in! come in!" Just so, when
you come to the gate of the future world,
and you are talking with Death, the black
porter at the gate, methlnks Chrli t will
hoist tho window and say: "Come la I
come in! I will make thee ruler over tea
cities." Ia anticipation of that land I do
not wonder that Augustus Toplady, the
author of "Rock of Ages," declared la
his last moment: "I have nothing more
to pray for; God has given me every
thing. Surely iio man cau live on earth
after the glories I have witnessed." Oh,
my brothers and sisters, how sweet It will
be, after the long wilderness maroh, to
get home. That was a bright moment for
the tired dove in the time of the Delogt
when it found its way safely into the win
dow of the ark. '
Ar Ton, Ilnsy Rrsdtr, a Member of Tour
There are some men who need an Intro
duction to their own children. There are
some husbands who would find an ac
quaintance with their own wives a mott
novel social comfort There are too many
men who are not members of their own
There are many men of affairs who ar
practically divorced from their wives and
married to tholr business. There Is no
music to them in the domestic hum of the
tea-kettle or the purr of the tabby cat on
her mat behind the stove. Tbey entei
their homes late at night, aa a visitor en
ters a strange family, or as a guest enters
a hotel. There is lib fellowship of feeling
between himself and the inmates of the
bouse upon which he pays taxes. He Is a
good or bad boarder according to his per
sonal characteristics, but is never a mem
ber of tho family.
Even if a man does escape from the out
ward scenes of bis business at eight, like
evil, it is ever present with him. A modi
fication of Dante's lurid insoriptlon should
be placed over the gateway of every home
"Leave all business behind, all ye who
enter -here." A man who talks business
at home profanos the sanctity of the place,
as the Roman invaders profaned the
temple at Jerusalem. A business man
should no more bring his business Into his
home than a farmer should bring bis oiun
into hia kitchen, or a aador should aocbor
bis ship In bis front yarJ. Leave the buro
behind you when you enter the house. No
parlor is big enough to boll a shop, no sitting-room
Is wide enoueh to contain a
store. By an inalienable, unwritten lw as
old as the Magna Charta, a man's homo Is
regarded as his castle. Ho should defend
it against business cares and business
thoughts, as be would defend It against
burglar. When the shop or the countUg
room bealego your home, pull up your
draw bridge and plant your banners on
the outward walL
But men are not the only strangers to
their own families. There are some
women who make a dally escape from
home, as eagerly as a convict scales his
prison walls. Home Is stupid, the outbids
world is gay and interesting. Hue h wotwo
ever slog with John Keats
" Kver let the fincy roam
I'lsMurs oeer Is at home."
It Is a quite common thing to tni
brothers who are comparative strangor
There Is no real fellowship, no affiliation,
no fraternity bctwesn them. And it if
oaa of the most uncomfortable experience
of life to live with strangers Jn taa sun
household, to mingle with al;en among
your own kin. It i every one's duty ts
become a member of bis own famiir.--'arJu
Ovi (ran 1 sosBotacs cfra.d to prslsa
atoihor, lest by oxa'tlatc oxcon:pJih
CMiiX of tbat other, L-j should seats to da
prcciat Ui oiu. But, Iu truth, it Is
often more praise worthy In ui to prui-s
another worthily than it would bo for ui
to have dime tho very thing which Is do
serving of praise In that other To prnisa
wortht y U ono of tho best ways of being
praiseworthy. .1. S. JtTJira.
Mrcit wiidom often goes with fwtt