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VOL. XXIV. NO. 20.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Tear.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Camp'dtS from Tarions Senreea
PERSONAL AM) rOLITICAI
While making some purchases in a
flerlin shop, on the 25th, Count Von Molt
k was cheered by the crowd, which final
ly became bo demonstrative that he was
eompe led to take refuge in a cab.
It if announced that Bir II. A. Blake,
formerly Governor-General of New
foundland, whose appointment as Gov
ernor of Queensland, to succeed the late
fir Anthony. Musgrave, was objected to by
the Irish residents of that colony, has
been appointed Governor of Jamaica, to
succeed Oeneral Kir II. W. Norman.
O.f the 2."th Annie Jones, who eloped
from Utica, N. Y., recently, with Walter
fcmith, a dry-goods clerk, was arrested at
a hotel in Montreal, Can., and sent home.
Her lover was left behind.
O.f the 2Uh considerable uneasiness was
caused at Tipton, Ind., by the reported
flight of W. E. Shaw, of Chicago. About
$-.30,000 worth of stock of the Columbia
Building and Loan Association, of which
he was secretary, is held in the- former
M. Vzila, Russian Consul at Malta, has
been arrested on suspicion of placing a
bomb in the theater at that place while
the Duchess of Edinburgh (Princess Maris
of Russia), was present. M. Veila has
long been suspected of Nihilistic tenden
cies. On the 24th Senator Beck arrived in
Savannah, Ga., and will spend son.e time
In the city.
It is rumored that Mme. Sara Bernhardt
has refused an off it from the Sultan of
Turkey of 2.1,000 francs for a series i f per
formances in the lmpevial Palace at Con
stantinople. At the request of the Emperor horse
racing on Sundays and holidays in Prus
sia has been stopped by the local authori
ties. Ths County Democracy of the Sixth
New York (Senatorial district have re
nolved not to make a nomination in oppo
sition to the candidacy of Thomas F.
Grady, the Tammany nominee for Senator
In that district.
Governor Hill of New York has ap
pointed Oeorge B. McClellan, a son of the
late General George B. McClellan, aid-de
camp on his staff. McClellan is a member
of the Eighth Regiment New York Na
On the 21th John A. Yates, a journalist
well known in New York and Brooklyn
for the past thirty years, was found dead
in his bed in the latter city, having died
of heart disease. He was sixty years old,
end a native of England.
On the 24th Manager Horace Phillips of
the Allegheny Base-Ball Club was so ill
that his physician called another medical
gentleman for consultation. It was de
cided that the patient would have to sub
mit to an operation.
Bishop Potter is reported as saying
that the coming Protestant Cathedral of
New York will have such a commanding
site as can not be matched by any other
city in the world.
On the 24th Mr. Joseph Chamberlain
and his American bride arrived in Bir
The latest advices from Belgrade show
King Milan's utter distrust of the Radical
majority. It is officially announced that
he will open Uie Skuptschina with an in
augural message instead of a speech from
the throne. The message will not require
an address in reply.
Rev. John M. Grady, president of the
Catholic Young Men's National Union,
late president of the Manhattan College
Alumni Society, and one of the most
learned theologians and eloquent orators
among the junior priests of the arch-diocese
of New York, died, on the 2th, of
typhoid fever at the ago of thirty-one
years. Ho was a brother of ex-Senator
Thomas K. Grady.
Ex-Qt'EKN Natalie of Hervia has been
received with royal honors during her
tour. Upon her arrival at the Russian
frontier the imperial chamberlain wel
comed her on behalf of the Czar and
Patrick Dai.ton, a young Staten Island
(N. Y.) policeman, has been sued by Ida
N. Lnwson for 410,.K damages for breach
On the 2(ith Mrs. Sarah II. Powell, who
was appointed a commissioner of educa
tion in New York, took the oath of office.
It Is reported that Hon. James T. Maf
fett, member of Congress from the Twenty-eighth
district of Pennsylvania, has
been admitted to an asylum as a private
patient. The difficulty seems to be excess
ive nervousness, brought on by the ardu
ous labor of the recent campaign.
On Christmas Day the Emperor and Em
press of Germany attended service in the
Berlin Cathedral. Dr. Htoecker, the court
preacher, delivered the sermon. The Em
peror sent hearty greetings to Prince Bis
marck by his son, Count Herbert Bis
marck. The bill placing General Andrew J.
Hmith on the retired list of the army with
the rauk of Colonel has been approved by
On the Jllth Hon. II. B. Smith died in
Elmira, N. Y-, at the age of sixty-two
years. He was au ex-Congressmau and
x-Justice of the Supreme Court.
Notice of contest has been served by
Representative Jehu Baker on W. S. For
nmu. Democratic Congressman-elect in
tlie Seventeenth Illinois district, that 'he
will contest his election on the ground of
Mrs. Cleveland acted as Santa Claus
among the White House servants, each of
whom was liberally remembered by their
young mistress. To some she gave use
ful articles, aud to others sums of money.
The President remembered the men
servants with raoney gifts.
On the 2tith the remains of the late Gen
eral John A. Logan were removed from
their temporary resting place, where they
have been for the past two years guarded
liy United States soldiers, and placed in
the mortuary chapel built by Mrs. Logan
at the National Soldiers' Home at Wash
ington. Mr. John Brioht, the English states
man, win better on the 20th.
' It is reported that a marriage has been
arranged between Arch-Duchess Valeria
and Duke Francis of Tuscany.
On the 2tth the failure of Douglas Henry
was aunounced on the New York Stock
Exchange. He has no outstanding con
The death of General Louis Melikoff,
the well-known Russian officer. Is an
nounced. General Melikoff was born in
M. Bex. tlie Bourse speculator who re
cently failed aud lied from Taris, died at
Martigny, Sw,: . erland.
Notice of contest on Representative
Barnes t'omptoa of the Sixth Maryland
district, for his seat in the Fifty-first Con
press, has been served by Sidney E. Mudd.
Mr. Mudd's grounds of contest are intimi
dation and fraud.
Captain J. S. 1I.-i mis, who was burned
to death at the destruction of his boat,
the John H. Hannan, at riaquemine. La.,
on the night or the 24th, was a native of
While rummaging over old papers in a
trunk, ret ently, Mrs. Anna Boss, of Al
legheny City, Pa., came across three
deds which call f.ir acres of land in
the heart of KM'.adtdpl.ia. Tlie case has
been placed in the hand of lawyers.
fc'K!ATiR l'.E-k. of Kentucky, is improv
ing tn health, and enjoying the hospitality
of t rienJ-t in tf.ivat.i.ah, (ia.
Miss A.vmk C. IJahkett, daughter tit
the lite J -lines and Ami il,rri'll, t.f Ches
ter Couuty, Pa., died at Milan, Italy, re-reatly.
Thb Legislature of Idaho Territory la
considering more stringent measures for
the overthrow of the influence of the Mor
mon church in Territorial politics.
CRHEES AND CASUAI-ITES.
While attempting to break into jail at
Vicksburgh, Miss., on the night of the
24th, for the purpose of liberating a pris
oner named Green, A. G. Clay and New
ton Nolan were shot by City Marshal Mc
Mahon,and both men were badly wounded.
On the night of the 24th Darwin Vaughan,
aged eighteen, and his sister, aged fifteen,
children of Earl Vaughan, a Boston
draughtsman employed by the Whittier
Machine Works, were drowned in Jamai
ca pond, while skating.
On the night of the 24th another awful
river disaster occurred at Plaquemine,
La, The steamer John II. Hanna and a
valuable cargo of cotton was totally de
stroyed by fire, and a large number of
persons perished in the flames or were
The schooner Mary C. Decker, from New
York for Tampico, put in to Charleston, S.
C, on the 24th, in charge of the first of
ficer. Her captain, Henry Petty, was lost
overboard during a gale off Cape Hatteras.
On the 2Hh the Olympic Theater in
Ashland, Wis., and five saloons adjoining,
were destroyed by fire. Loss, $15,000,
with $2,000 insurance. The actors in the
theater lost their wardrobes. The weath
er was very cold, and it was difficult to
obtain water from the frozen hydrants.
On the night of the 21d, at Heflyn, Ala.,
Turner Bryant was shot dead by his
father-in-law, B. L. Chambers, while try
ing to force an entrance to Chambers'
house, where Mrs. Bryant, who had left
her husband, was living.
Fount Horner, aged twenty, became
crazed with drink at Charleston, W. Va.,
on the 25th, and obtaining a club, ran
through the streets knocking down and
severely injuring several people. The
last man he struck, Edward Aimes, drew
a knife and killed his assailant. Aimes
was arrested, but afterwards was dis
charged. Vhile a party of seven were out sailing
on the bay about six miles from San Fran
cisco, on the 2."th, the boat was capsized
and six of the occupants were drowned.
Following are the names: Andrew Sie
gel, Kate Siegel, George Stump and wife,
Matt Cox and Mary Morales.
Frank J. Mters, aged eighteen, cook in
o Toledo (O.) restaurant, in attemping to
close an iron shutter at the rear of the
restaurant building pushed it against an
electric light wire on the 2.1th, and re
ceived a shock which knocked him to the
ground. He was instantly killed.
Andrew Grimes, a drunken sailor, stab
bed and killed John Martin, the mate of a
schooner, at Atlantic City, N. J., and then
threw the body overboard. The only ex
planation he gives of the affair is that he
and the mate "had a row."
Bt the fire on the steamer Leif Erics
son, which was burned to the water's edge
off Allaki Point, W. T., on the 24th, five
lives were lost, perhaps seven.
During a fire in the tenements 79 and 81,
Bowery, New York, on the morning of the
25th, Charles Stackler, aged twenty-six,
was probably fatally burned, and a num
ber of other tenants were saved with dif
ficulty by the police and firemen.
The business portion of Marblohead,
Mass., is in ashes, more than twenty-fivo
buildings, including eight or ten large
shoe factories, having been burned. The
loss will reach half a million dollars.
Gsoroe Busiikamp, the second victim of
the Strobel fire at Cincinnati, died on the
2."th from injuries received by the falling
Near Clippers Gap, in the Sierras, the
overland east-bound Central Pacific train
was stopped by robbers, recently, and
about $50,000 stolen.
A bomb was recently exploded in front
of the Madrid residence of Senor Silvela,
a Conservative member of the Spanish
Chamber of Deputies. The perpetrators
of the ontrage are unknown.
On the 25th two young ladies, named
Smith were drowned at Hillsville, Pa.
They, in company with another girl and
two young men, were crossing the Alle
gheny river in a skiff, when tlie boat sank
with them. The rest of the party were
rescued in an exhausted condition.
Ex-Judoe Robert A. Johnson, one of
tfie most prominent Democratic politicians
in Southern Ohio, suicided at his home
in Avondale, a Cincinnati suburb, on
the 2tth, by shooting himself through the
liead with a revolver. Depression on ac
count of the death of his wife is supposed
to have been the cause.
As explosion in the Toronto (Ont.)
Ammonia Works instantly killed David
Sexton and seriously injured several oth
er workmen, on the 25th. The entire
building was wrecked and the ground
shaken for blocks around.
The Abban Flour Mills at Waltham,
England, were destroyed by fire recently
The loss is 0,000.
Edward W. Howland, formerly of New
Bedford, Mass., was murdered recently
in Mexico, where ho was for a year in
charge of two electric stations. He leaves
a widow in Lynn.
Little John Bryan, living near Nebras
ka Cfty, Neb., lost his life, on the 2tith,
while attempting to procure clothing
from his burning home for his mother
and her small children who were stand
ing in the snow almost naked. Ha had
previously rescued his sister from the
A special, from Saqua La Grande,
Cuba, announces the murder of a soldier
ami sergeant of the Civil Guard by the
bandits near Jicotea.
V8TI Vasko, the murderer of Skokam,
of Perth Amboy, N. J., has been sentenced
to State prison for ten years.
On the 2ith the British bark William N.
Chapman, from Hamburg. December 14,
for New Y'ork, was sunk off North Fore
land, by collision with the British steamer
A few days ago the Machine brothers,
of Havana, Cuba, who, while under sen
tence of death for kidnaping, escaped
from jail a month ago, murdered a de
tective who was after them.
Mail advices from China bring details
of the capture and suicide of "Dr." S trath
allen Drummond, at Colombo, Ceylon,
who had fled from New South Wales to
avoid prosecution for practising medicine
under spurious diplomas. He took with
him J.50.000, stolen from his wife, whom he
had married under false pretences. After
his arrest he took a dose of poison, and
died almost immediately.
Advices from Batabano, Cuba, give
particulars of the murder of Senor Carlo
Sanches Gonzales, an old resident of the
town. He was arbitrarily arrested, and
then shot in cold blood by a sergeant of tho
On Christmas Day George Anderson, of
Valparaiso, Ind., got drunk and attempted
to tmmler the family of John Van Wert
with a razor. He was overpowered by
Mr. and Mrs. Van Wert, aided by their
hired man, and later arrested.
Tre Italian Chamber of Deputies, by a
vote of 175 to 52, passed a bill to authorize
a defense credit of 1 15,000,000 lire.
It is asserted that the municipal author
ities at Batoum, Asia, have refused to
grant the Rothschilds the privilege of run
ning a pipe line through the town to con
nect their petroleum wells directly with
the vessels at the wharves, on the ground
that the p;.pe system would work injury to
In late issues the London Times im
plores the British Government to endeavor
to procure au early settlement of the New
fotiodlaud fi-dierie question and the con
troversy between l"r.ine and Kugland,
which are tn au anomalous aud uxuatia
It Is reported that deserters from the j
Arab camp near Suakim say that there i3
a strong Arab force at Handoub, where a
large number of the dead from the field
of the late battle were taken.
Memphis, St. Louis and New Y'ork firms
have levied attachments for $'2,500 on the
establishment of R. H. Washington &
Co., of Greenville, Miss., dealers in fancy
It is said that forty men from each pro
vincial garrison in Servia have been sanu
nioned to Belgrade to be present at the
opening of the Skuptschina.
The Argentine Republic has joined the
international telegraphic convention.
The new bridge over the Ohb river at
Cincinnati, built for tho Chesapeake &
Ohio railway, was opened on Christmas
It is said that the Bulgarian Govern
ment has signed a contract with the
Krupps for a million francs' worth of
In Berlin appeals are being made for
funds to aid the sick and wounded in
The Bulgarian Government is negoti
ating with the Krupps for eighty field and
garrison batteries, to be furnished im
mediately. The Red Cloud (Neb.) National Bank
has passed into the hands of the comp-
troler of the Currency. Assets and liabil
The marines stationed at the arsenal in
Constantinople revolted, on the 24th, be
cause of arrears m their pay. A sharp
but bloodless fight ensued, which was
ended by the arrest of ring-leaders.
Commander Consiont of the Iowa de
partment of tho Grand Army of the Re
public has been looking up Union veter
ans among the evicted settlers of the Dea
Moines River lands in order to aid the
needy. He finds there are few Union sol
diers among them. There is a larger
number of ex-Confederates.
The Berlin correspondent of the Lon
don Standard says there is reason to be
lieve that the German Government will
not restrict its action in East Africa to
the land and sea blockade, but that Lieu
tenant Wissman has been ordered to
crush the revolt on the coast and to es
tablish stations so as to insure order.
The switchmen's strike in - the Union
Pacific yards at Denver, Col., so far as
the company is concerned, appears to be
near its end. Several of the crews returned
to work on tlie 25th. The company was
working about half force.
Before withdrawing entirely from Sua
kim the British will build strong perma
nent forts, on which guns will be mounted
so as to sweep the plains. Black regi
ments will be left to garrison tlie place.
TnE Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
has postponed the dedication of its new
building from January 24 to January 30,
The Comptroler of the Currency has de
clared a second dividend of ten per cent,
in favor of the creditors of the State Na
tional Bank of Raleigh, N. C, niakimg in
all thirty per cent, on claims proved,
amounting to $310,73.). The bank failed in
A special committee has been appoint
ed by the Charleston (S. C.) Cotton Ex-
cnange to investigate cnarges made in
the Legislature and elsewhere that com
binations exist in that city whereby un
derwriters and others are systematically
defrauded. The committee began its in
vestigation on the 27th.
On the 2Gth the American base-ball
teams played in a game of ball at Ade
laide, woutn Australia, ine score was:
Ail-Americans, 10; Chicagos, 14.
The Richmond (Va.) Whig announced
its suspension on the 27th. It was one of
the oldest papers in South.
The sporting goods house of C. A.
Gardner, of Hastings, Neb., failed on the
attn, wun large liaoiiities; assets un
At Chamberlain, Dak., on the 27th, the
Missouri river was still open and the
weather continued moderate.
On the 20th Sioux Falls, Dak., had its
first 6now-stormof the season.
A trominknt official of the English
.ast Airican company uemes that an
agreement has been entered into by the
company with the Arabs regarding traffic
On the 27th the brigantine Josefa ar
rived at Philadelphia from Jamaica, and
reports that on her outward trip from New
York, while discharging her cargo at
Arroyo, Porto Rico, she was seized by the
Spanish authorities, and held until a fine
of $4,000 was paid, because freight to the
value or less than twenty dollars was
missing from her cargo.
.portions or lowa were visited bv a
heavy snow-storm, on the 20th, in some
localities assuming the proportions of a
Ira Warford, of Chattanooga, Tenn., is
dead and his wife is critically ill from
poison. The entire family was poisoned
on the 20th by eat iug he a 1 ih 'esa.
Amos J. Stillwell, a wealthy merchant
of Haunibal, Mo., was murdered ou the
20th by a burglar while asleep in his home.
John and Wiley Matthews, two of the
four condemned Bald Knobbers, and W.
P. Halbenseben, Frank Johnson, Wm. Bed
ford, Thomas Roouey anil Wm. Sassen,
five train robbers, escaped from ja 1 at
Ozark, Mo., on the 2!th.
Two children, Maud and Eflie Baugh,
were burned to death at Nashville, Tenn.,
on the li'Jth.
At Salligent, Ala., on the 20th, as a
party of six or eight were returniug from a
party in tho country, the hordes ran away,
when Mrs. Dr. Hallis, one of the party,
was thrown from the wagon. In the fall
her neck was broken, killing her instantly.
The fine residence of Thomas Hale, thir
teen miles from Newport, Ark., with all
its furnishings, was burned to ashes on the
Sth. The family barely escaped with
their lives. The loss is $10,000, with no in
surance. A murderous lookiug bomb some eight
inches long and four inches in circumfer
ence was iot'nd in a sewer at Houston,
Texas, on the 20th. The deadly missile
was capped. Just how and when it hap
pened to get in the sewer is a mystery, as
the place is cleaned out about every two
William Price was shotv, while on his
way home from Athens, Tenn., on the
night of the 20th. The shooting occurred
about one mile east of Athens. The mur
derer used a shotgun, and has not been
Mr. Gladstone was seventy-nine years
old on the 20th.
The remains of the Rev. Dr. Boyce
will be forwarded to America from Mar
seilles. The Re. Dr. Broaddus will prob
ably succeed him as president of the
Southern TheoJogieal Seminary,
z The miuers of the anthracite region of
Pennsylvania threaten to strike to secure
a reduction in the price of power from $3
to $2 a keg. They charge that the com
panies which iu 18 sold $l,77t,f!0ti.25
worth of powder to the miners, eleared
Two years ago a young man of the
Leroy, 111., liecame suddenly and pain
fully ill. On the 2Mb a physician made
a careful microscopic examination of a
particle of the patient's flesh aud found
that it was densely populated with
trichinae. It is believed that there is now
no bop whatever for the extermiustion of
tha tricbiuae, uj that the bufferr's
gaia will find no relief except in death.
Bonlanger's Cause Receives an Important
. Accession French roUtlcB.
Paris, Dec. 26 General Boulanger's
cause has received an immense accession
in the candidatare of General Montauban
for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies. His
appearance as a candidate in the depart
ment conjoined with General Boulanger
speaks favorably for the Boulangists a
momentous election campaign. Ins Gov
ernment feels the danger acutely, and
yesterday held a council at the Elysee to
consider how to face the situation.
General Montauban givea his support to
Boulanger. He says: "Since Gravelotte,
when he held In check the attack of Count
Von Steinmetz on the French line, his
name has been cherished by the army.
During the five years of his command of
the second army corp3 he added to his
The whole address Is a rranK espousal or
the Boulanger programme. He denounces
the Chamber of Deputies as being power
less for good, as offending the National
conscience and as compromising the in
terests of the county. He deman ds the
summoning of a Constituent Assembly as
alone competent to expfess the National
will. He invokes his own past, showing
that hitherto he was a stranger to personal
party quarrels and that he was now actu
ated solely my motives of patriotism. He
appears as a Conservative. His return to
the Chamber is certain.
The assailants of tho Government now
comprise Conservatives, wanting revision,
Bonapartists and Boulangist Radicals. In
the Government ranks the Opportunists
and the Moderates have a strong influence.
Lncour, Reinoch and other leaders are di
vided on the ciues! ion of the necessity or a
revision of the Constitution, but are united
M. Floquet dominates now and appears
to be determined to keep the lead. He is
pressing his colleagues to draw away the
Conservative support from Boulanger by
proffering a revision bill, accompanied by
a scrutin a'arrcndisemont measure or a
one man, one vota system, and then dis
solve the Chamber.
The influence of tho Panama canal col
lapse on the electoral vote depends upon a
variety of chances, including the time at
which the election is held. If the peasant
shareholders who are now unable to
realize that their savings ' have been
swamped, get time to connect their ruin
with the present form of republic. General
Boulanger will triumph.
Meetings of Panama shareholders In
provincial centers continue to pass resolu
tions in support of M. de Lesseps and to
sign engagements binding them to forego
the payment of interest by the company.
This action, however, does not affect the
general belief that tho company has col
lapsed. At a meeting at Bordeaux on
Sunday 1,200 shareholders signed an
agreement to forego the payment of inter
est and at Angiers several hundred signa
tures were obtained to a similar agree
General Boulanger in an interview yes-
terdaj' extolled M. Reinach for demanding
the annulment of tho decree of banishment
against the Due d'Aumale. He said
"Tho first act of my Government, if the
country raises me to the Presidency, will
be to repeal the laws relating to banish
ment, readmit everybody and open to all
Frenchmen tho France I love so well."
SPRINGER . HOPEFUL...
The Congressman Not Iiscouraged Over
Washington, Dec 27. lhe story now
being extensively published in Western
papers that Mr. Springer had abandoned
the hope of securing the passage of the
Oklahoma bill at the present session is en
tirely without - foundation. On the con
trary, the prospects for the early passage
of that measure seem never so favorable
as now. The bill is the first business in
order on next suspension day January 7
and also in Committee of the Whole, and
notices were mailed yesterday to all the
members, requesting their presence imme
diately after the reces3 in order to insure
a full House and favorable action on the
It is the universal opinion here that the
bill has gained in strength, because of the
filibustering tactics of the small minority
which have thus far prevented a final vote,
and it is estimated that under the worst
circumstances not more than 40 votes
can be mustered in the House against the
bill, with the probability that the oppo
sition vote will be much less than that
In' regard to the prospects of the bill Mr,
bpnnger said yesterday: "I can not con
ceive how this report originated that
expressed an opinion that the Oklahoma
bill was not likely to pass. No such opin
ion was ever entertained Dy me. 1 was
never more confident than now that the
bill will pass and by a majority that
will astonish the special intsrests which
are the chief source of opposition,
The bill has the advantage both
in Committee of the Whole and on
suspension day and its friends, consisting
of at least three-quarters of the House, will
push it to a final vote in spite of the flu
buster. If it has come to this that less
than half a dozen members can prevent, by
abuse of the rules of the Uouse,the passage
of a bill cf National importance in which
millions of people are deeply interested
then the rules must be and will be changed.
lhe Oklahoma bill will te pressed to
iinai voto, ana, in my judgment, at an
A Yonng- Hero's Fate.
Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 27. A farm
bouse seven miles southeast of here, occu
pied by Ashbury Bryan, his wife and six
children, was destroyed by fire about tw
o'clock yesterday morning aud Joh
Bryan, about twenty-one years of age,
perished in the flames. The family was
awakened "by the cries of one of the
children and had just time to escape
from the building. . All except one little
girl got out togother and John returned
and rescued her at the peril of his life.
Then as hia mother and the children were
standing in the snow barefooted and in
their night dresses, the young hero went
back again to get clothes for them. While
in the burning building he was overcome
by the heat, and his body was found just
inside a door burned to a crisp. Mrs.
Bryan waded four miles through the snow
in her bare feet before securing help.
The Youthful Dunk Korjjer.
Cincinnati. Dec. 27. Charles Tink
ler, tho boy of nineteen, who, in Septem
ber last, forged three checks for $5,000
each on the banks with which his emoloy
ers, the Boddman tobacco warehouse, had
accounts, and who afterward went to Lon
don, where he was arrested, yesterday made
a confession of his guilt. He accuses W. H.
Hopkins of instigating him to the crime, and
says Hopkins met him on the street and
received the money and a day or two
afterward cave hi ha the money nt th
Latonia race track, all but $l,5')o. it was
planned that they should both go to
Europe, but Hopkins only went as far as
New York, where he changed his mind.
What Uoya Found.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. A parly cf boys
while playing in East Fairmount Park yes
teiday found two bundles in the small
lake there. In a spirit of curiosity one of the
tioys cut a string of one of the bundles and
was hcrrii'ed when a human head rolled
out. The police authorities were at once
notified and further investigation de
veloped the fact that the bundle first
opened also contained the dismembered
trunk of a human body. The other bundle
or. beiug opened diseased the nude legs
belonging to the truuli found ia the other
The condition of tha remains indicated
that a murder had 1-een done within
Carelessness Cause a Fatal Accident at
Denver Christmas Tree Fatalities Th
Denver, Col., Dec. 27. On Fifteenth
street, between , Tremont and Court place,
the Denver Gas Company had 100 men
employed yesterday in excavating a ditch
six feet deep along the side of and under
neath the track of the cable car line, when
suddenly the track for an entire block fell,
crushing the life out of and imprison
ing ihose underneath. Men were
immediately set to work removing
the fallen track and five dead
and two badly wounded were soon taken
out. The other men escaped with more or
less bruises. The dead are: William
Katey, William Wilson, married, large
family; Joseph Trainors, married; Mike
Dillon, single; an unknown man about
forty years old. James McCuen was
badly crushed and can not recover. Tb
excavation was being made for the pur
pose of removing a gas pipe from under
neath the track and the accident is believed
to be due to carelessness upon the part of
the gas company in negleeting to place
proper support under the track where the
men were at work.
Chicago, Dec. 2a At Geneva, 111., as
John M. Stillwell was impersonating Santa
Claus at a church festival, his costume
caught fire from a candle and he was
At Danville, 111., F. W. Smith dressed
himself as Santa Claus, making a liberal
use of cotton batting and then set to work
to light the Christmas tree. The cotton
took fire and Smith was fatally burned.
At Milwaukee, during the absence of
Mrs. Liedel, her four-year-old boy got out
of bed and started to liht the candles on
the Christmas tree which he had seen il
luminated the night before. His night
dress took fire and the little fellow ran
back to bed with his clothes burning. The
bed clothes took fire 8nd burned rapidly.
The mother came home in time to rescue
another child sleeping in the bed. The
little boy died.
THE WRECK OF THE HANNA.
New Orleans, Dec 27. The total loss
of life by the burning of the steamer
Hanna is now placed at twenty-four. Of
the injured men in the hospital four or
five will die, among them Givens, the
sailor, who was the hero of the disaster.
His face is horribly burned, nose gone and
eyes burned out, bis left arm
completely burned away and his
left side and leg charred. The fu
neral of the victims took place yester
day, the flags of the steamers in the har
bor being at half mast. Bob Smith, the
pilot who lost his life, was a famous man
on the river and regarded himself as un
lucky. He was on the R. E. Lee when she
burned, on the White when there was great
loss of life and on the Hanna when she
caught fire some years ago but was not in
jured. Steamers coming down reported
the rivernear Plaquemine filled with float
ing burning bales of cotton. The Para
guard could not land at Plaquemine owing
to burning cotton.
Chicago Police Forbid a Lecture By Mrs.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Handbills were wide
ly distributed yesterday, announcing that
Mrs. Lucy Parsons, the wife of the execu
ted anarchist, would lecture in Waverly
Hall last night. One of the bills was
handed to Chief of Police Hubbard, who
sent Lieutenant Laughlm to Mr. Laurie,
the proprietor of the hall, with instructions
to order him not to open the place. Mr,
Laurie was not satisfied with the message
and called immediately upon the chief. "I
shall send an officer to you to-night," said
the chief to Mr. Laurie, "who will demand
the key of the hall from you. He will then
station a policeman at the door, who will
forbid admission to the hall. You are per
fectly helpless in the matter and any re
sponsibility there is will be upon the
po! ice. "
The wording of the subject of the lecture
was a trifle ambiguous, in that it might in
clude any or all phases of Anarchy and
Socialism. There was no doubt in the
minds of the police that Mrs. Parsons in
tended to say something to cause her ar
Said Chief Hubbard: "Mrs. Parsons can
advertise herself all she pleases, but we
will not help her to do it. We have
private information that she intended
to make a violent Anarchistic harangue.
Then we would have been compelled
to arrest her, and you can be sUr
that it would have been magnified in
every way by the Anarchists in the argu
ment of their injunction suit to-day. The
attempted lecture was simply for effect.
It is well known that Mrs. Parsons can not
refrain from talking of Anarchy if she
gets a chance, and we will not experiment
with her further. She simply can not
speak in Chicago."
BY THE PASTOR.
.Stabs His Assailant to Death
in a Pulpit. -
Macon, Ga., Dec. 2G. At a country
church in Coffee County, this btate, Sun
day, a man was killed by a preacher
in charge of the church. Trouble had
existed in the church, one faction fav
oring the retention of the pastor and the
other favoring his dismissal. The factional
fight grew very bitter, and the trouble
reached a climax last Snnday when the
pastor's friends voted hhn in for another
year. One of the members most bitterly
opposed to the pastor approached the pul
pit where tho reverend gentleman was sit
ting and engaged in conversation with
him. They became very much excited,
and finally the member raised his hand
and dealt the preacher a sharp blow on
the ' cheek. The pastor remonstrated
with his assailant, but he struck
the preacher again and again,
accompanying the blows with a pro'
fusiou of vile epithets and also spitting
in the minister's face. The minister drew
his knife and stabbed his assailant re
peatedly. Women screamed and the men
looked on aghast, while the unfortunate
man fell down in the pulpit and died. The
friends of the minister hurried him out,
and it is reported that he has fled the
country. It is intimated that the dead
man had cause to be jealous of the
Suicide Through Griff.
Cincinnati, Dec. 25. Ex-Judge Robert
A. Johnston committed suicide at his resi
dence in Avondale this morning. About
two months ago Mrs. Johnston died. Since
then Judge Johnston has been known to
be broken with grief, though he has at
tended nearly as usual to his duties.
Mormon llubop Pardoned.
Washington, Dec. -6. The President
has granted a pardon in the case of Bishop
A. A. Kimball, convicted at the September
term of the First district court of Utah of
polygamy and sentenced to eight months'
imprisonment. The prisoner is in an ad
vanced ttage of consumption.
A Nepro Ball.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 20. Spencer Bry
ant, colore'i, was killed last night at a
negro ball in Jefferson vil'e, just across the
Ohio river in Indiana. His slayer was f?a
Caxton, al?o colored. Caxton was cap
tured here early this morning. He says
he was attacked suddenly by several men
at the ball and fired in self defense.
A Bis Four" Vacancy.
Chicago, Dec. 25. It is dated that Mr.
Henry J. Page, general agent of the Cin
cinnati. Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago
Railroad Compauy, tho "Big l"our." will
rfsiu January 1, and came to Chicago as
tialj maucer of the Western li; liaua &
Belt Line ra-iway.
aa an Efficacious
for Human Ills.
God Will Hear and Answer Prayer When
the Supplicant Is Racked Up by
Unflinching Relief and
Faith In Him.
Rev. T. DeAVitt Talmage delivered the
following sermon recently in the Brooklyn
Tabernacle. His subject was the "Efficacy
of Prayer; or, A Bad Boil Cured." His
text was :
I have heard thy prayer; behold, I will heal
thee. And Isaiah said: Take a lump of fltrs.
And they took and laid it on the boil, and he
recovered. II Kings, xx, 5, 7.
Luxurious living is not healthy. The
second generation of kings and queens
and lords and princes is apt to be brain
less and invalid. The second crop of
gTass is almost always short. Royal
blood is generally scrofulous. You will
not be surprised, then, to hear that King
Hezekiah had disorders which broke out
in a carbuncle, virulent and deathful.
The Lord told him he must die ; he did not
want to die. He turned his face to the
wall, so that his prayer would not be in
terrupted, and cried to God for his life.
God heard the prayer and answered it,
saying: "Behold, I will heal thee." But
there was human instrumentality to be
employed. The carbuncle needed a "cat
aplasm." That is a tough word we use to
show how much we know. If in the pul
pit we always used words the people
understood, we never should have
any reputation for learning. Well,
this carbuncle needed a cataplasm,
which is a poultice. Your old
mother who doctored her own children in
the time when physicians were not as
plenty as they are now, will tell you that
the very best poultice is a fig, and that
was what was used upon the carbuncle of
King Hezekiah. The power of God ac
companied by this human instrumental
ity, cured the King.
In this age of discovery, when men
know so much it almost kills them, and
write so wisely it almost kills us, it has
been found out that prayer to God is a
dead failure. All things are arranged
according to inexorable law. There is no
use in praying to God for rain in tho time
of drought. The "weather probabilities" -in
the morning papers will decide the
question, rain or no ram, and the whole
Nation in prayer before God would not
bring down a single crop. 1 am not now
speaking of otn imaginary theory, but of
that which is believed by ten thousand
times ten thousand men.
If sickness comes to your household, it
will depend entirely upon ventilation,
good diet and the skill of tho doctors as to
whether your child gets well. The father
might pray all day, and the mother might
pray all night it would not have any ef
fect upon the case. If squills, belladonna,
paregoric and gruel do the work, your
child will get well; if not, not. There is a
cast-iron God seated at the head of the
universe, holding in the cold grasp of His
metal fingers a band of law from which
nothing can break away.
Men and women of God, at this point
the great battle of Christianity is to be
fought. The great foe of Christianity to
day is rationalism, that comes out from
schools, and universities, and magazines
and newspapers, to scoff at Bible truth
and caricature tho old religion of Jesus.
It says Jesus is not God, for it is impossi
ble to explain how He can be Divine and
human at the same time. The Bible is not
inspired, for there are things in it that
they don't like. Regeneration is a farce ;
there is good enough in us, and tho only
thing is to bring it out. Development is
the word development. The Garden of
Eden is a fairy story, and no more to be
believed than the Arabian Nights, or Gul
liver's Travels, or Robinson Crusoe. We
all started as baboons, and are blood re
lations to that monkey squirming about
on the top of that hand-organ. Lazarus
was not dead when Christ pretended to
raise him; he was onlying playing dead.
The water was not changed into wine at
the wedding, but Christ brought in some
wine that He had found elsewhere to make
the deficiency. Christ did not walk on the
sea, but on tho shore, so near that it
seemed as if He really were on the water.
What is still more alarming is that
Christian men dare not meet this ridicule.
There is not one Christian man in five that
can, nnblanched, stand in the presence of
all this raillery, sayiiig: "I beliflve in thfl
whole Bible, and in every single state
ment that it makes." Christian men try
to soften the Bible down to suit the
skeptics. . The skeptics sneer at the divid
ing of the Red Sea, and the Christian goes
to explaining that the wind blew a hur
ricane from one direction a good while,
until all the water piled up, and besides,
that it was low water, anyhow, and so tho
Israelites went through without any
trouble. Why not be frank and say: "I
believe the Lord God Almighty came to
the brink of the Red Sea, and with His
right arm swung back the billows on the
right side, and with His left arm swung
back the billows on tlie left side, and the
abashed water stood up hundreds of feet
high, while through their glassy wall the
seamonistcrs gazed with affrighted eyes
on the passing Israelites?" The rational
ist comes to you, saying: "How about
Jonah and the whale? Do you really
believe that fish story?" There were
never so many Nantucket fishermen
after one whale as there have
been rationalists flincine harpoons at
the Mediterranean sea monster, and from
that one whale they have got enough oil
to light ten thousand souls to perdition.
A Bkeptic tells you that Jonah would
have been killed in the process of swal
lowing, and that he could not, anyhow,
have lived three days in such close quar
ters, but would have been smothered by
the poor ventilation. How the good
Christians immediately go to work and
try to explain the whole thing by natural
laws, so as to please the rationalists, and
say that a whale is an air-breathing fish;
that every little while it comes to the sur
face, and that the whale that swal
lowed Jonah did the same thing, and
thus got a supply for itself and for the
prophet. Why not rather say that God
can do any thing, and He could take Jonah
through the whale's throat, although the
throat would not have been half large
enough ordinarily to let him pass, and
could have kept him alive in the whale
five years without any air, if He had
chosen to? Who made the whale? God.
Who made Jonah? God. Then He could
do any thing He pleased with either of
The moment you begin to explain away
the miraculous and supernatural, you sur
render the Bible. Take the supernatural
out of the Bible, and you make it a collec
tion of lies and humbugs, in preference to
which I choose JEsop'a Fables. They are
what they pretended to be fables. But
if, after all that, the Bible declares Jesus
is not God, and Lazarua was not raised
from the dead, and the water was not
turned into wine, and the Red Sea wm not
divided, and in answer to prayer Heze
kiah 'a boil did not get well, then the Bible
is the worst fraud ever perpetrated in
Ah ! my friends, have we been mistaken?
Does God hear and answer prayer, or does
He not? Hezekiah was sick unto death; he
graved for his life; God heard him and
added fifteen years to that lifetime. The
prayer saved him the lump of fig ap
plied bting merely the G-d-appointed hu
"But," fcav-j .om one, "I dou't believe
the Bible."' Ah! then we will have to part
company for four or fiv minutes, for it ii
useless to try to argue with any man with
whom you can not stand upon common
ground. In any argument, if you would
be successful, there must be some com
mon data to start from. It is foolish to
try to prove to a man that twice three are
six, provided he does not admit the multi
plication table, or that two and two are
four, if he does not admit the addition
My first address, therefore, is to thoso
who do believe in the Bible. I want to
tell you that prayer is the mightiest of all
remedies, "and that tlie allopathic and
homeopathic and eclectic schools will yet
acknowledge it. Here are two cases of
sickness precisely alike; the same kind of
medicine is given to bo'th of them, and in
the same quantities. The one patient re
covers, and the other does not. Why?
God blesses one remedy, and does not
bless the other. Prayer has helped many
a blundering doctor through with a case
that would have otherwise become com
pletely unmanageable. Thero is such a
thing as Gospel hygiene, as Christian
pharmacy, as Divine materia medica.
That is a foolish man who, in case of sick
ness, goe3 only to human resources, wheu
we have these instances of the Lord's
help in the sick-room. Before you call the
doctor, while he is there, and after ho
goes away, look up to Him who cured
Hezekiah. Let the apothecary uend the
poultice, but God makes it draw. Oh, I
am glad to have a doctor who knows how
to pray. God send salvation to all the
doctors I Sickness would be of tener
balked; death would bo of tener hurled
back from the doorsill if medical men
came into the sick room, like Isaiah of the
text, with a prescription in their hands
and the word of tho Lord in their mouth.
John Abercrombie, the most celebrated
physician of Scotland, prayed when he
went iuto the sick-room, and he wrote no
more ably about "diseases of the brain"
than about "the philosophy of the moral
feelings." I don't know how much of the
medical ' success of Sydenham, and
Cooper, and Harvey, and Rush, depend
ed upon the fact that they knew how to
pray as well as to prescribe. I don't
want a physician who sees no God in hu
man anatomy to doctor my broken bones.
If God made ns (and I think He did), and
if the Bible is true (and I am rather dis
posed to think it is), then it is not strange
that prayer does traverse natural cause,
aye, that it introduces a new cause.
When God mado the law, He did not make
it so strong He could not break it. If God
made our bodies, when they are broken,
He is the one to mend them, and it is rea
sonable that we should call Him in to do
it. If my furnace in the cellar breaks
down, thero is no one so competent to
repair it as the manufacturer. If my watch
stops, there is no one so competent to set
it going as the ouo who made it. If tho
body Is disordered, call in the Maker of
it. It is not all, as these physicians tell
us, a matter of ventilation or poisoned
air, of cleanliness or dirt, or nutritious
diet or poor fare. I have known people to
get well in rooms where the windows had
been six weeks down, tight shut, and I
have known them to ulo right under patent
ventilators. I have known children sick
ly who every day had their bath, and I
have known children robust, the washing
of whose faces would make their features
God did not make the law and then run
away from it. What is a law of nature?
It is only God's usual way of doing things.
But He has said that if His children ask
Him to do a thing, and He can. consist
ently do it, He will do it. Oo ou with your
pills, and plasters, and nostrums, and
elixirs, and your catholicon, but remem
ber that the mightiest agency ia your re
co'very is prayer. Prayer to God wrought
the King's dure,- ibn Jump of figs being the
God-directed human iiistromentality.
I would have you also see for It Is an
other lesson of tlie same subject that our
prayer must bo accompanied by means.
It is an outrage to ask God to do a thing
while we sit indolent. The prayer, to be
acceptable, must come not only from the
heart, but from the hands. We must work
while we pray, devotion aud work going
together. Luther came to Melaucthon's
bedside and prayed for his recovery, and
insisted, at the same time, that he should
take some warm soup, tho soup being just
as imp.n't-wt as the prayer. In the time
of the great plague' lliat name to York, of
England, the priests prayed all night and
all day for tho removal of the plague, but
did not think of cleaning out the dead
dogs and cats that lay in the gutters,
causing the sickness. We must use
means as well as supplications. If
a mad ban "evening prayers," asking
for health, and thr-n sits down to a full
supper of indigestibles at eleven o'clock
at night, his prayer is a niockery. A
farmer has no right to pray for the safety
of his family when he knows there is no
cover on his cistern. Tho Christian man,
reckless about his health, ought not to
expect the same answer to his prayer as
ilia Christian man expects who retires
regularly at ten o'clock at night and takes
his morning bath with the appendix of a
Turkish towel. Paul said to the passen
gers of the Alexandrian corn ship that they
should get safe ashore, but he told them
that they must use means, and that was:
"Stick to the old ship I" Gou is not wean,
needing our help, but God is strong, and
asks us to co-operate with Him that we
may be strong, too. Pray by all means,
but don't forget tho fig poultice.
That God answers prayers offered in the
right spirit, seconded by our own efforts,
is the first and tlie last lesson or mm leni,
and It is a lesson that this ago needs to
learn. If all commtinieatiou between
Heaven and earth is cut off, let us know it.
If all the Christian prayers that arc- going
up toward God never reaeh Him, then, I
say, let silence smite the lips of the
afflicted world, and tho nations umother
their groans and die quietly. God does
answer prayer. The text shows it. You
say I "I don't believe the Bible; I think
thoso things wcr merely coincidences,
which are often brought as answers to
prayer." Do you say that! Was it mere
happen-so that Elijah prayed for raid
just as the rain was going to come any
how? Did Daniel pray in the wild beasts'
den just at the time when all the lions
happened to have the lockjaw? Did Jesus
pray at the grave of Lazarus just at the
time when Lazarus wa. going to dress
himself and come out anyhow? Did Jesus
lose His plaee in His sermon, and make a
mistake, when He said: "Ask,and it shall
be given you; sek, and yo shall find;
knoc k, and it shall be opened unto you?"
And, lest some were so stupid they could
not understand it.Ho goes on: "For every
one that anketh rccciveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh
it shall be opened."
But sorno one persists in saying
don't believe any thing of tho Bible."
Then I appeal to your own Instinct.
Prayer in certain circumstances is as nat
ural to man as the throbbing in the pulse,
as the restoration of the lunsrs. Put a
comnanv of men I don't care how bad
.they are in some imminent peril, aud
they wi!l cry out: "God have mercy on
I flihllfniffi that these men who
don't believe prayer charter a steamer,
go out in the "Narrows," swing out eight
rl tnilea to bca and then
V, .m- t, r,d wit for a rvclone. And
n'tr tv,a -v..r.o fimr-H and the VCK1
M.i. V. A IXiU J X. 1 ' - ----- -
has gone under ten times, when they
it nrrmlii rixo SL'llin. and
bulwarks have been knoekrd in and tn
masts are gone-if they do uot pry
surrender my theory. r you tel '
nt this ins
Instinct wbic U U "a., j-uw ...
put f Urre jum
t to fti.K-U in lor in-
-i-ii.-l iiiuuneiiieut ? If
God ini'laat.-'U m&i
invtinet in t)i huiAtn
hart it was tie-
rne in Ht owu her i Uiorti W fcOtie.
tiiicg responsiv. . -
To prove that God doss hear prayer, I
put on the witness-stand Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Micah, John,
Paul, Peter and King Hezekiah. Tell me,
ye ancient battle-fields, ye Oriental
thrashing-floors, ye Judcan corn-fields,
ye Galilean fishing-smacks, is God deaf
and dumb and blind before all human
petition? That God answers prayer, I
bring ten million facts of Christendom to
prove. There has never. paper enougn
come out of the paper-mills to write the
story. Has not many a mother prayed
back her bad boy from the endjj of the
earth from Canton, from Madras, from
Constantinople until he knelt beside her
in the old homestead? Have there' not
been desperadoes and renegades who
have looked into tho door of a prayer
meeting to laugh and scoff at it, who have
been drawn by the power of prayer until
they ran to the altar crying out for mercy?
Did not the blacksmith in Lyons (New
York) pray to God until there came a
great awakening that shook the com
munity? In my parish in Philadelphia, one night,
at a meeting, I asked a young man to go
into a room at the side of the church and
talk upon the theme of religion. He grew
violently angry and shook his fists at me.
We resolved to pray for that yoi'7.7 uiui,
and we prayed that ho might yield his soul
to God. And when, next night, at the meet
ing, the side door was flung open, he was t(
first to step in. Prayer had captured him.
I had a classmate iu college whoso unch?,
Dr. John Scudder, of India, wrote to him
saying: "I will Vray for you every de.y
until such a day, and thetul will give my
attention to some other subject." The
last day of these prayers, when they had
all gathered up before tho throne of God,
my classmate surrendered his soul to
Jesus. This is no second-hand story. I
saw the letter, and I knew the young mau.
But why should I go so far? I have had
in my own experience, and I have had la
the history of my own family the evidence
that God answers prayer. My mother,
with three Christian women, assembled
week after week, and prayed for their
children. They kept up that prayer-meeting
of four persons year after year. The
world knew nothing of it. God auswered
all those prayers. All the group came in;
the eleven sons and daughters of my
mother came in, myself the last.
Sickness came to my household hope
less sickness, as it seemed to many. At
three o'clock on Baturday afternoon the
invalid was carried to the steamer fur Ha
vannah. At eleven o'clock tho next day,
being Sunday, standing in this very place,
a man of God prayed for the recovery of
the sick one. At tdiat time, eleven o'clock,
she who had been prostrated three weeks,
with some help, walked up on tho deck.
The occurrence was as near to being
miraculous aa I can imagine. That sh
was hopelessly sick, people who sat up
with her night after night, and are here,
can testify. That the prayer for her re
covery was offered in this pulpit, thou
sands of people could testify. That at
eleven o'clock on that Sunday morning
she walked up on deck, as by a miraculous
recovery, I call tho passengers on the Han
Jacinto, commanded by Captain Atkins,
December lti, to testify. This is no second-hand
Prayer impotent! If I dared to think
there was no force in prayer, methinka
God, after all Ho has done for 1110 and
mine, would strike me dead. Prayer im
potent! Why, it is the mightiest force ia
tlie universe. Lightning has no speed, the
Alpine avalanche has no power compared
with it. - -
Will yon let the abstractions and tha
vagaries of a few skeptics, or a good many
skeptics, stand beside tho experiencu oi!
General Haveloek, who came out in front
of tho English army, lifted his hat and
called upon the Lord Almighty? Or of
George Washington, who at Valley Forge
was found upon his knoos in prayer? Or
of William Wilberforce, who went from
the British Parliament to the closet of de
votion? Or of Latimer, who stood with
his bands on fire, in martyrdom, praying
for his persecutors? Was Washington
weak? Was Haveloek weak? Waa Wil
berforce weak? Was Latimer weak?
Bring all tho affairs of your store, of your
soul, of your body, of your friends, of
yoar church before Him, and the great
day of eternity will show you that tho best
investments you ever made were your
prayers, and though you may have broken
promises you made to God, God never
broke His promises to you. Let God bo
true, though every man be found a liar.
And now, in conclusion, I have to pre
sent you with some checks, blank checks,
on the bank of Heaven, written in blood,
and signed by tho hand wounded on the
cross, it is not safe for you to give a
blank check with your name on it. You
do not know what might be written above.
But here is a blank check which God says
I can give you; it is signed by the hand
writing of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you
can fill it up with any thing you want to.
"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek,
and ye shall find." I do not say that your
prayer will be answered in just the way
you expect, but I do say it will be an
swered in the beRt way. Oh! Will you
test Him? This is the outcome of all thin
If I should ask the men and women in
this audience who have found God a
prayor-answering God, to rise tip, you
would nearly all rise up. In tuno of
flarkness and trouble, as in time of
light and prosperity, He answered
you. I commend you to that God to whom
your parents dedicated you In mrancy.
They believed so much m prayer tnat
their last word was a supplication ior
you. Having heard you In day of pros
perity, He will not reject your last peti
tion, when in the darkened room, arter
they have wiped tho dew of deati from
your brow, and the whole group o loved
ones have kissed you gooo-nye, ycu nave
only strength enough left to pray: 'Lord
Jesus, receive my Rpirtt?"
The Value of ultat!e ICxercUes Iu Qalek.
nana of Perception.
Assuming that tho pupil ba, after, let
ui say, from one year to eighteen monthn
of training, acquired tho art of memorizing
and reviewing. It will be found au vluablo,
tH-Tore this point Is reached, to Introduce
exercises in quickness of perception. These
rargo from simple beginnings, which re
literally mechanical, to games which de
velop certain phases of tact and roady ia
ight, up to purely Intellects! eieroie,
the steps being gradual or almost Imper
ceptible. And to begin with, I would call
attention to a fact which deserve serious
study. This i that a very tupid child, or
one dull below the averugn, can, by very
simple training, be led first to an animal
like quickness cf watching or observing,
associating and remembering certain
tbioss, and thence to far higher culture,
when an intellectual beginning would have
failed altogether. k.c"
wrccotton, even when xerc.ed in these
rudimentary forms, prevents
becoming that ruthlc and
the castle of Intellect which so many
write" declare he will infallibly be. If too
wuch developed hetimc. But n is real y
difficult to ondertand bow It i poihle
for a boy to be a stupid victim of "varbtl
memory," when hi mlod, soon a mem
ory begiD to ripen, is gradually and cao
tionly trained In harmony with It, to 10.
tlvity and shrewd observation directed by
tientiflo skill. .V'U) Vrinttton tyvitio.
Orva not an hair breadth of truth away,
for Ills not yours, but God's.:;. iMir.
TBEI4 U m transiadsat powef m exstc
p o Wa reform ethers um onstiously,
Usa vi walk uprightly. -Sf '""