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VOL. XXIV.-NO. 18.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1889.
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TUP: FATHER'S HOUSE.
Discoursa by Dr. Talmago on the
noaven ol the Bible.
Onr llonaa on tli Mills" Described Its
Ucautlrs and Comfort for All wh
Accept llifl Iilvinn Invitation
to Make It 1 licir A bode.
The following sermon on 'Our Ilouse
a the Hills" was delivered by Rev. T.
DeWitt Talmago at "The Hamptons," N.
Y. The text was:
In my Father' house are many rooms. John
Here Is a, bottle of medicine that la a
cure-all. The disciples were sad, and
Christ offered Heaven as an alternative,
ft stimulant and a tonic. He shows them
that their sorrows nra only a dark back
ground of a bright picture of coming
felicity, lie lets tliem know that, though
now they live on tho lowlands, they shall
yet have a house on the uplands. Nearly
ftll tho Itible descriptions of Heaven may
be figurative. I am not positive that in
ftll Heaven there is a literal crown, or
rarp, or pearly pate, or throne, or-
chariot. They may bo only used to illus
trate the glorias of tho place, but how
well they do it ! Tho favorite symbol by
which the Bible presents celestial hap
piness is a house. Paul, who never
owned a house, although he hired one for
two years in lialy, speaks of Heaven as
ft "house not made with hands," and
Christ in our text, tho translation of
which is a lilt'o changed, so as to give
the more accurate meaning, says: "In
iny Father's house 3re nmuy rooms."
Tho divinely authorized comparison of
Heaven to a grent homestead of large ac
commodations 1 propose to carry out. In
some healthy neighborhood a man builds
ft very commod'ous habitation. He must
have room for all his children. The
rooms come to be c !L-d after tho differ
ent members of th. family. That is
mother's room. That is George's room.
That is Henry's room. That is Flora's
room. That is Mary's room. And the
bouse is nil occupied. Hut time goes by,
and tho sons :o out into the world and
build their own homes, and the daugh
ters are married or have talents enough
singly to go out nnd do a good work in
the world. After awhile the father and
toother ore almost alone iu the big house,
and, seated by the evening stand, they
ay: "Well, our family is no larger
now than when wo started to
gether forty years ngo." But time
poos still further by and some of the
children aro unfortunate and return to
the old homestead to live, and the grand
children fcmo with them, and perhaps
great-grandchildren, and again the house
is full, llany milleuia ago God built on
tho hills of Heaven a great homestead for
a family innumerable, yet to be. At first
He lived aloue in that great house, but
after awhile it was occupied by a very
large family, cherubic, seraphic, angelic.
Tho cternl. jS passed on, and many of
the inhabitants became wayward and
left, never to return. Aud many of the
apartments were vacated. I rofer to the
fallen angels. Now these apartments are
filling up again. There aro arrivals at
the old homestead of God's children
every day, and tint day will come when
there will bo no unoccupied room in all
As you and I expect to niter It and
make there eternal residence, I thought
you would liko to get some more particu
lars about (hat many-roomed homestead.
"In my Father's house aro many rooms."
You see the place is to be apportioned off
into apartments. AVo shall lovo all who
ere In Heaven, but there aro some very
good people whom wo would not want to
live with in th same room. Ihey may bo
better than we are, but they are of a di
vergent temperament. AVe would like to
meet v, ith them on the golden streets, aud
worship witli them in tho temple, and
walk wbh them on the river banks, but I
am glad to sav that we shall live in dif
ferent npartnvnts. "In my Father's
house are many rooms." You see. Heav
en will be so large that, if one wants an
entire room to himself or herself It can
be afforded. An ingenious statistician,
tnkiug the statement made in Revelation,
twenty-first chapter, that the Heavenly
Jerusalem was measured and found to be
twelve thousand furlongs, aud that the
length and breadth and height of it are
eoual. savs that would make Heaven in
sir.e nine hundred and forty-eight sex
tillion nine hundred and eighty-eight
qniutUlion cubic feet, and then reserving
n certain portion for the court of Heaven
and the streets, and estimating t hat the
world may last one hundred thousand
years, be ciphers out that there are over
Qve trillion rooms, each room seventeen
et long, sixteen feet w ide, fifteen feet
But I have r.o faith in the accuracy of
that calculation. He makes the rooms
too small. From all that I cm read, the
rooms will be palatial, aud those who
hnve not had enough room in this world
will have plenty of room at the last. The
fact is that most people in this world aro
crowded, and though out on a vast prai
rie or in a mountain district people may
Lave mote room than they want, iu most
cases it is house built close to house, nnd
the streets are crowded aud tho cradle is
crowded by other cradles, and the graves
crowded in the cemetery by other graves
and one of th richest luxuries or many
veotde in getting out of this world will be
tho gaming oi unhindered and un
cramped room. Aud I should not won
der if instead of the room that tho statis
tician ciphered out as only 17 feet by P
it should be l-irger than any of the inr.pe
rial rooms at Berlin, St. James or AA inter
Tnlace. "In m r Father's house aro
manv rooms." Carrying out still further
the Kvmt-olisni of tho text let us join
bands and go up to this majestic home
stead and see for ourselves.
As we ascend tho golden steps, an in
visible guardsman swings op-.-u the front
door and we are lelrre l to the right iuto
the reception room t the old homestead.
That is tho I'lsi'i" uheie we llrst meet the
welcome of li- avu. There must be
plnco where th. departed spirit enters
aud a place in which it confronts the in
habitants celestial. The reception room
of th? newly arrived from this world
what scenes it must have witnessed since
the first guest arrived, the victim of the
first fratricide, r ions Abel. Inthatroorn
Christ loviuglv greeted all new comers
IT redeemed tuem and He has the right
to the first embrace on their arrival.
AVhat a minute when tho ascended spirit
fiif t sees the Lord. Better than all w
aver road aboiii. llim or talked about
trim or anar about Him in nil the
churches ami through all our earthly life
time will it be, past for one second to see
Him. Th most i apturous idea we ever
lm. I of Him on sacramental days or at the
height of some great revival, or uud
tne"mlif ted bibm of an oratorio, are
bankruptcy ? bought compared with the
rst flasii of il.s uppearntioo iu that re
At that moment, wlieo
you confront each other, Christ looking
upon you and you looking upon Christ,
there will be an ecstatic thrill and surg
ing ot emotion that beggars all descrip
tion. Look! They need no introduction.
Long ago Christ chose" that repentant
Inner, and that repentant sinner chose
Christ. Mightiest moment of an immor
tal history the first kiss of Heaven!
Jesus and the soul. The soul and Jesus.
But now into that reception room pour
tho glorified kinsfolk. Enough of earthly
retention to let you know them, but with
out their wounds, or their sicknesses, or
their troubles. See what Heaven has
done for them. So radiant, so gleeful, so
transrortingly lovely. They call you by
name. They greet you with an ardor pro
portioned to the anguish of your parting
aud the length of your separation. Father!
Mother! There ia your child. Bisters!
Brothers ! Friends ! I wish yon joy. For
year3 apart, together again in the recep
tion room of the old homestead. You see
they will know you are coming. There
aro so many immortals tilling all the
spaces between hers and Heaven that
news like that flies like lightning. They
will be there in an iustant; though they
were in some other world on errand from
God a signal would be thrown that would
fetch them. Though you might at first feel
daced and overawed at their supernal
plendor, all that feeling will be gone at
their first touch of heavenly saltation,
and we will say: "O my lost boy," "O my
lost companion," "O my lost friend, are
we here together?" AVhat scenes have
been witnessed in that reception room of
tho old homestead! There met Joseph
and Jacob, finding it a blighter room
than any thing they saw in Pharaoh's
palace; David and the little child tor
whom ho once fasted and wept; Mary and
Lazarus after the heartbreak of Bethany;
Timothy and grandmother Lois: Isabella
Graham and her sailor sou. Alfred and
Georga Cookman, the mystery of the sea
at last made manifest; Luther and Mag
dalene, the daughter he bemoaned; John
Howard and the prisoners whom he gos
pelized, aud multitudes without number
who, once so weary and so sad, parted on
earth, but gloriously mat in Heaven.
Among all the rooms of that house there
is no one that more enraptures my soul
than that reception room. "In my
Father's houso aro many rooms."
Another room in our Father's house is
the throne room. AVe belong to the royal
family. Tho blood of King Jesus flows
in our veins, so wo hava a right to enter
the throne room. It is no easy thing on
earth to got through even tho outside
door of a king's residence. During tho
Franco-German war, ono eventide in the
summer of 187'), I stood studying the ex
quisite sculpturing of tho gate of tho
Tuilleries, Paris. Lost iu admiration of
tho wonderful art of that gate I knew
Lit that I was exciting suspicion. Low
erii. my eyes to the crowds of people I
found myself being closely inspected by
governmental officials, who from my
complexion judged me to bo a German,
and that for some belligerent purpose I
might be esamiuing the gates of the
palace. My. explanations ia very poor
French did not satisfy them and they fol
lowed mo long distances uutil I reached
my hotel, and were not satisfied until
from my landlord they found that I was
only an inoffensive Americ.au.
You see, we aro princes and princesses.
Perhaps now we move about incognito,
as Peter tho Great in the garb oi a ship
carpenter at Amsterdam, or as Qinen
Tirzah in the dress of a peasant womu
seeking tho prophet for her child's cure;
but it will be found out after awhile who
we are when we get iuto the throno room.
Aye! wo need not wait until then. AVe
may by prayer aud song aud spiritual up
lifting this moment enter tho throne
room. O, King, live forever! AVe touch
the forgiving scepter and prostrate our
selves at Thy feet! The crowns of tho
royal fomilios of this world are tossed
about from generation to generation,
and from family to family. There
aro children four years old in Ber
lin who have seen tho crown on three
Emperors. But wherever the coronets of
this world riso or fall tin y are destined to
meet ia one place. Aud I look and see
them coming from north and south and
east and West tho Spanish crown, tho
Italian crown, tho English crown, the
Turkish crown, tho Hus-ian crown, the
Persian crowu aye, nil tho crowns from
under tho great archivolt of Heaven; and
while I watch and wonder they are all
flung in rain of diamonds around the
Jesus shall re'sn where er the sun
Jloes his success ve journeys run,
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
Tilt sun shull rise ami set no more.
Oh, that throne room of Christ! "In my
Father's house aro many rooms."
Another room la onr Father's house is
the music room. tSt. John and other
Bible writers talk so much ah mt tho
music of Heuveu that, there must be
music there, perhaps not such as on earth
was thrummed from trembling string or
evoked by touch of ivory key, but if not
that, then something better. There are
so many Christian harpists and Christian
composers and Christian organists and
Christian choristers aud Christian hymn
ologists that have gone up from earth,
thero must, be for them some place of
especial delectation. Khali we have music
in this world of discords nnd no music
in the land of complete harmony? I
cau not give you Ui notes of tho first bar
of tho new song that is sung in Heaven; I
can not imagine either ttie solo or tho
doxology. But Heaven means music, and
can mean nothing else. Occasionally
that music has escaped the gate. Dr.
Fuller, dying e.t Beaufort, S. C, said:
"Do you not hear?" "Hear what?" ex
claimed tho bystanders. "The music!
Lilt me up! Opeu tho window 1" In that
music room of our Father's home you
Will some day meet the old Christian
masters, Mozart and Haudd aud Men
delsshou and Beethoven, and Doddridge
wnose sacred poetry was as re
markable as his sacred prose
and James Montgomery and William
Cowper, at last got rid of hi spiritual
melancholy, and Bishop Heber, who sang
of "Greenland's icy raountaius nnd
India's coral strand;" nnd Dr. Baffles,
whowroteof "High in you .'or realms of
light," ana Isaac aits, who went to
visit tir Thomas Abney and wife for a
week, but proved himself so agreeable a
guest thst they ran do him stay thirty-six
years; and side tv side, Augustus Top-
lady, who has got over his dislike for
Methodists, and Charles AVesley, freed
from his dislike f.r Calvanists; and
George AV. Beth ine, as swset a song-
maker as he was great as a prencher
and tho author of "The Village
Hymns;" ana many who wrote iu
verse or song, in church cr by eventide
cradle, and many who were passionately
roud ot music, out couiu make none
themselves. The poorest singer there
more than any earthly prima donna, and
the poorest player there mora than any
Gottschaik. Oh, that music-room, t
headquarters or ranenco ana r!it..ni,
symphony and chant, psalm and ami
phon ! May wo be there some day when
Uaydn siU at th leys of one of lua own
oratorios, and David the psalmist fingsre
the harp, and Miriam of tho Red Sor,
banks claps the cymbals, and Gabriel
puts his lip3 to the trumpet, and thofour-and-tweuty
soldiers chant, aud Lind and
Parepa render matchless duet in the
music-room of tho old heavenly home
stead. "Iu my Father's house are many
Another room in our Father's house
will be the family room. It may corre
spond somewhat with the family room on
earth. At morning and evening, you
know, that is the place we now meet.
Though every member of the household
have a seperate room, in the family room
they all gather, and joys and sorrows and
experiences of all styles are there re
hearsed. Sacred room ia all our dwell
ings. AVhether it be luxurious with otto
mans and divans and books in Russian
lids standing in mahogany case, or there
be only a few plain chairs and a cradle.
So the family room on high will be the
place where the kinsfolk assemble and
talk over the family experiences of earh,
the weddings, the births, the burials, the
festal days of Christmas and Thanks
giving reunion. AVill the children
departed remain children there?
Will the aged remain aged there!
Oh, no; every thing is perfect
there. The child will go ahead to glorified
maturity and the aged will go back to
glorified maturity. The rising sun of the
ono will rise to meridian and the descend
ing sun of the othor will return to me
ridian. However much we love our chil
dren, we would consider it a domestic
disaster if they staid children, and so we
rejoice at their growth here. And when
we meet in the family room of our Fa
ther's house we will be glad that they
have grandly and gloriously matured;
while our parents, who wern aged aad in
firm here, we shall be glad to find restored
to the most agile and vigorous immortal
ity there. If forty, or forty-five, or fifty
years be tho apex of physical aud mental
life on earth, then the heaveuly childhood
will ndvanse to that and the heavenly old
age will retreat to that.
When we join them in that family room
we shall havo much to tell them. AAre
shall want to know of thorn right away
such things as these: Did you see us in
this or that or the other struggle? Did
you know when we lost our property and
sympathize with us? Did you know we
had that awful sickness? AVere you hov
ering any where around when we plunged
into that memorable accident? Did you
know of our backsliding? Did you know
of that moral victory? AVere you pleased
when we started to Heaven? Did yon
celebrate the hour of our conversion?
And then, whether they know it or not,
wo will tell thorn all. But they will have
more to tell us than we to tell them. Ten
years on earth may bo very eventful
but what must be the biography of ten
year3 in Heaven? They wiU have to tel
us the story of coronations, story of news
from all immensity, story of conquerors
and hierarcbs, story of wrecked or ran
somed planets, story of angelic victory
over diabolic revolts, of extinguished
suns, of obliterated constellations, of
new galaxies kindled aud swung, of
stranded comets, of worlds on fire, and
story of Jehovah's majestic reigu.
If in that family room of our Father's
houso we have so much to tell them of
what we have passed through since we
ported, how much more thrilling and
arousing that which they bav to tell us
of, what they have passed through since
we parted. Surely that family
room will be one of tho most
favored rooms in all our Father's
house. Arhat long lingering there, for
we shall never again be ia a hurrv. "Let
me open a window," said a humble Chris
tian servant to Lady Baffles, who, because
of tho death of her child, had shut herself
up in a dark room and refused to see any
one; "you have been many days in this
dark room. Are you not ashamed to
griove in this manner, when you ought to
be thanking God for having givon yon
the most beaut ful child that ever was
seen, and instead of leaving him in this
world till he should bo worn with trouble.
has not Go:l taken him to Heaven in all
his beauty? Leave off weeping, and let
me open a window." So to-day I am try
ing to open upon the darkness of earthly
separation tho windows and doors and
rooms of the heavenly homestead. "In
mv Father's house are many rooms."
How would it do for my sermon to leave
you in that lamiiy room to-aay. j. am
sure there is no room in which you would
rather stay than in the enraptured circle
of your ascended and glorified kinsfolk.
We might visit other rooms in our
Father's house. There may be picture
galleries peuciled not with earthly art,
but by some process unknown in this
world, preserving for tho next world tho
brightest and most stupendous scenes of
human history. And there may bo lines
and forms of earthly beauty preserved
for heavenly inspection iu something
whiter and chaster and richer than
Venetian sculpture evf r wrought. Booms
beside rooms. Rooms over rooms. Largo
rooms. .majestic rooms, opaiesceui
rooms, amethystine rooms. "In my
Father's house are many rooms."
I hope none of us will bo disappointed
about getting there. There is a room for
us if we will go and take it, but in order
to reach it it is absolutely necessary that
we take the right way, and Christ is tli9
way; and we must enter at tho right
door, aud Christ i.j at the door; and we
must start in time, and the only hour yoi
are sure of is the hour tho clock now
strikes, and tho only second tho ono your
watch is now ticking. I hold in my hand
a roll of letter-, inviting you all to make
that your home forever. Tho New Testa
ment is only a roll of, letters inviting you,
as the spirit of them practically
"My dying. yet in-mortal
in earthly neighborhood, I
built for you a great residence,
full of rooms. I have furnished
as no palace was ever furnished.
Pearls are nothing, emeralds are n ithing.
chrysophrasus is nothing; illumined
panels of sunrise and sunset, nothing;
the aurora of the northern heavens, noth
ing compared with tho splendor with
which I have parnitured them. But yoo
must be clean betore yen can enter there,
aud so I have opened a fountain where
you may wash alt your sma away. Come,
now! Put your weary but cleansed feet
on the upward pathway. Do yon not se
amid tho thick foliage on the heavenlv
bill tops the old family homestead?''
"la my Father's houso are many rooms."
Klndnms an- Smile.'.
A sinsla bitter word m:y disquiet an en
tiro family for a vhoie day. One surly
glsuee casts a gloom over the household,
while a smile, like a gleam of sunshine, m ly
light up the djikesi aud weario.-t hours.
Like unexpected Mowers which spring up
along our path full of freshness, frsgrar.ca
and licauty, so kind words and gentle i;cta
and swet dispositions make ghul tlio
sacred spot enlled homo. No matter ho.-.
humb'etha abou. if it be sweetened with
kindness and smiles, tho heart will turn
lovingly toward it from all the tnmnhs oi
the world; and home, if it !o ever so home
ly, will he the dearest ppot beneath the cir
cuit of tho sua. Evangelic.! ilessent'ec.
JtTDGB Tyner, Assistant Attorney
General for the Post-office Departmen';,
was reported seriously ill with livei
Pahnell announces that he has do
cided to form a tenants' defense leag-uo,
for the purpose of opposing the Irish
The St. Louis & Chicago railros.d
will be sold at master's sale in Spring
field 111., September 5, under orders ol
the United States court.
The five members of the "Pentecost
band" of Tuscola, 111., have been
arrested for holding boisterous meet
ings. They are supposed to bo Mor
mons. The grain elevator men of Minne
apolis, Minn., aro exceedingly angry
because the city assessor has assessed
the 8,000,000 bushels of Avheat in the
As the result of an investigation of
tho post-office at New Haven. Con x,
Henry M. Cummings, a carrier, was
arrested charged with soliciting polit
Mk. Mesdeshall, recently appoint
ed chief of the coast and geodetic sur
vey, is a distinguished mathematician.
He is. president of the Rose Polytechnic
Institute at Terre Haute, Ind.
The New York Commercial Adver
tiser asserts that the authors of the
"Arthur Richmond" letters in the
North American Review were Julian
Hawthorne and Gail Hamilton.
Employes of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Northern have been at work
surveying a route from their line on
the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi
river, across that river, westward.
The people of the Titus ville oil re
gions of Pennsylvania are making
arrangements to celebrate the thirtieth
anniversary of the striking of the first
oil well by Colonel Drake, August 20,
The London Gazette announces that
the blockade of the insurgent ports in
Hayti being plainly ineffective, the
British Government has notified the
Haytian authorities that they must not
molest vessels visiting those ports.
The poet AVhittier has doubled his
annual subscription to the Hampton
(Va.) Institute. This he does to em
phasize his continued confidenca in
the management, which has beer, the
subject of considerable adverse criti
cism of late.
In connection with the cablegram
that the celebrated painting "Angel
us" may yet come to America tho
trustees of the Corcoran Art Ga.ller
at Washington announce that they
have authorized their agent in Paris
to give f 100,000 for the picture.
Kilisain, the pugilist, received two
presents on arriving home at Balti
more, one a gold-headed cane from
Colonel Andrews, of tiro Palace Hotel,
San Francisco, the other a large family
Bible from an unknown clergyman,
with passages in it marked, suggesting
that he lead a better life.
A late law in Texas provides that
no company operating railroads with
in its borders shall have any legal
status unless it maintains its principal
cilice therein. Therefore those parts
of the Southern Pacific in TexfiS will
hereafter be operated as distinct roads
with different sets of officers.
Some of the AVaihington butchers
who havo secured Government con
tracts have made complaint to the Dis
trict Attorney, alleging that the
agents of Armour & Co., Swift & Co.
and two other Chicago dressed beef
houses who do a wholesale business
there, have combined to injure, them
by instituting what is practically a
The owners of the American
schooner, Mattie AVinship, which was
seized some months ago, have notified
the Canadian Department of .Justice
that no defense can be entered. In
consequence of this admission the De
partment of Justice has under consid
eration the advisability of imposing a
mitigating fine instead of pressing the
proceedings in tho Vice-Admiralty
Alexander D. Andekson, of Wash
ington, secretary of the board of pro
motion for the proposed celebration in
192 commemorative of the 400th arv
niversary of tho discovery of America
by Columbus, addressed a meeting of
leading citizens at Philadelphia, recent
ly for the purpose of stimulating an
Interest in the movement among rep
resentative men in various channels
The Washington Star publishes an
article replying to certain allegations
that the President has been neglect
ing public business and permitting his
time to be absorbed with party patron
age and appeals of office seekers. The
Star says the President devotes twelve
hours a day for six days each week to
public business and only five hour: a
week to office seekers' claims. It as
serts that the President is ono of the
most earnest and industrious men that
ever held the office of chief executive.
The first move -to organize a Gram
Army post in South Carolina wa
made on the 12th, when Robert Ander
son post, G. A. R., was formed i
Charleston, with thirty members. The
name, given the post is in honor ol
Major Anderson of Forj Sumter faiaio.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and XaJl
PERSONAL AND POLITIC AC
There will be only weekly meetings of
the President's Cabinet during the heated
term and these will bo on "Wednesdays.
The President has appointed Horace A.
Taylor, of Wisconsin, to be Commissioner
of Railroads; Thomas C. Mendenhall, of
Indiana, to be superintendent ot the
United States coast and geodetic survey;
Henry W. Diederich, of Indiana, to be
Consul of the United States at Leipsic.
President Scott, of the Colorado Mid
land railroad, has tendered his resignation
to take effect on or before July 25. No
cause for his action was known.
Wyoming is moving on toward State
hood. The election of delegates to the
constitutional convention resulted in the
choice of thirty-six Republicans, sixteen
Democrats and three Independents. The
convention will meet September 2. The
desire for State Government is general.
The French Cabinet has decided to re
move the remains of Carnot, Marceau and
Baudin from their present resting places
to the Pantheon in Paris, August 4.
Commissioner op Pensions Tanner re
turned to Washington on the 9th from an
extended Western trip.
The Prince of Mingrelia, once a candi
date for the throne of Bulgaria, died re
cently in the Caucasus.
Maurice B. Fltks, the noted New York
City politician, died at Long Branch on
Governor Fitzhugh Lbe will accept the
superintendence of the Lexington (Va.)
Military Institute, which was offered him
by the board of visitors at their recent
meeting. The Governor is, of course, not
eligible until his term of Governor expires,
which will be January 1, 1890.
The British Columbia Board of Trade
ha3 declared in favor of reciprocity with
the United States.
Samuel L. Barlow, the noted lawyer of
New York City, died recently at his sum
mer residence of apoplexy.
Admiral Gherardi, U. S. N., cables the
Navy Department that all is quiet in
Hayti, Legitime andHippolyte both being
indisposed to move.
Mrs. Tyler, widow of ex-President
Tyler, died at Richmond, Va., on the 10th.
She was about seventy years of age.
The following Consuls have been ap
pointed: Emmons Clark, ot Now York, at
Havre; Archibald J. Sampson, of Colo
rado, at Acapu'co; Roswell G. Horr, of
Michigan, at Valparaiso, and James A.
Hartigan, cf the District of Columbia, at
Trieste and all other ports in the Austrian
dominions. John J. Chew, of the District
of Columbia, hi3 been appointed Secretary
of Legation at Vienna.
The State Department will make no ef
fort to induce thePersian Minister to with
draw his resignation.
Lord Charles Beresford has resigned
his seat in the British House of Commons
in order to resume his position as an otlicar
in the British navy.
Don Fernandino Crttz. the new Guate
malan Minister tohe United States,'was
formally presented to President Harrison
On the 11th.
Secretary cf War Proctor has been
quite ill at his hema in Rutland, Vt., Lut
is now able to bo about again.
Hon. Edmund Bice, Representative in
the last Congress from the St. Paul dis
trict of Minn6-ota, died recently at White
A sensational scene occurred in the
French Chamber of Deputies on the 11th,
M. Le Herisse and M. Laguerre assailing
tho Government for the arrests at Angou
leme. Opposing partUaus created disor
der outside after adjournment.
The Osservatore Romano says that
should the Pope be forced to exile himself
from Rome he will not ask sovereignty
from any Power, but will request tempor
ary hospitality, as he will certainly re
turn to Rome.
By a collision at the depot at Oakdalo,
Tenn., the other day, two engines nnd a
postal car were wrecked, but no damage
Robert Redberry, aged eighteen, and
Willie Wise, aged seventeen, were
drowned near Alton, 111., the other night
while swimming in the river.
The ship builders of the Clyde, Scot
land, have given notice of a lookout to
force the striking riveters to return.
AV. K. Gordon's Guy trotted an exhibi
tion mile at Cleveland, O., recently in
2:ll?i, heating his record a quarter of a
Secretary Kusk has protested against
the raising of the State quarantine against
pleurc-pneumonia in New Jersey.
The raiiroids have refused to concede a
rate of one cent a mile to the Grand Army
itneampment at Milwaukee Wis., and the
meeting has been ordered off.
Four big brewing firms of Brooklyn,
N. Y., have been consolidated into a stock
comnany. They are the Ochs, the Freze,
the Wetz & Zerwich and the Schlitz. The
company represents a capital of $1,200,000.
Tbe breweries do not pass into the hands
of English capitalists, but in other re
spects the scheme resembles those of
The meeting for the purpose of forming
a salt trust, "international in scope," did
not take place at New York as proposed,
on tbe 11th, owing to the non-arrival of
representatives of the Kansas and Lou
isiana salt interests.
In consequence of the action of the Chi
cago & Ai'on in withdrawing from the
Inter-State Railway Association, the
presidents of the oth'r Kansas City lines
were constituted a committee by the asso
e ation at Chicago on the 11th, with the
power to take such joint action as they
might agreeupon t any time in protecting
their interests against tho competition of
Skveral French newspapers announce
that the Chamber of Deput es will not
vote a credit for tho purchase of "The
Angelas" and that the picture will go to
Americans who are ready to pay $110,600,
the amount for which the picture was sold
John L. Sullivan, the pugilist, was ar
rested on tbe arrival of lus train at Nash
ville, Tenn., on the 11th to await a requisi
tion from Governor Lowly, of Mississippi.
Sullivan attempted resistance, throwing
himself into a pudistb; attitude, but a
revolver thrust into his face quieted him
nd he surrendeied. Later he was re
leased by order cf the circuit court aud
.cceived an ovation from en immense
jrowd of admirers.
John Malone, a prominent citizen of
Chattanooga, Tenn., was killed at Rising
Fawn. Ga., tise other night, by being run
over by a train on the Grtat Southern
Later investigation showed on'y five
per H' - ii s drowned by the giving way of the
lTidg- nt Johnstown, is. Y.
Tub listers in tho shoe fac:ories of
Wolboro, N. H., have struck against a
recent adjustment of ivagca.
In r.n engngeDi-mt recently sixty dor-
ihei w kdled by the Egyptians.
The steamboat Crystal City, plying be
tween St Louis and Grand Tower, I1L,
sank seventy miles below St. Louis tbe
other night. No on was injured.
The lockout against the Glasgow rivet
ers has been withdrawn.
A disease resembling dysentery is epi
demic at New Canton, III. Seven deaths
have already occurred, nearly all among
What is supposed to be gold, silver and
copper ore has been discovered in War
ren County, N. Y., in the mountains.
Troops have been ordered to Egypt
from Malta by the British Government.
The labor troubles at tbe Homestead
mills (Carnegie's steel plant) took active
shape on the 11th, strikers maltreating an
employment agent and three German
workmen brought on to take their places.
No disturbances were reported on the
Orange celebration of tho 12th of July.
THE strike among the sailors of Liver
pool, Eng., has collapsed, the men accept
ing the terms offered by their employers.
To add still further to the railroad com
plications it was announced at Chicago on
the 12th that the Grand Trunk had cut
It was stated that Wiley Matthews, the
escaped Bald Knobber, had killed two
men in Boone County, Ark., who had at
tempted his capture. .
The Magdeburg sugar ring being unable
to meet the settlement was compelled to
ask a week's grace, which the Sugar Ex
port Association declined to grant. The
collapse caused a fall of four marks in
The President has granted a respite till
August 9 in tho cases of Jack Spaniard,
Joseph Matin and Elsie Jyne, convicted
in the United States court of the AVestern
district of Arkansas of murder in the In
A jail at Jacksonville, Ore., containing
three prisoners was discovered to be on fire
the other morning and before the cells could
be reached to liberate them the prisoners
died from suffocation. The origin of the
fire was a mystery.
Ed. Fritz, a laborer, was torn to shreds
in the drum of the cable power house at
Denver, Col., recently.
A terrible storm raged at Vera Cruz,
Mexico, on the 12;h, creating much alarm
for the safety of shipping.
Jcdg Horton, of Chicago, refused
habeas corpus for Lawyer Begss, charged
with complicity in the murder of Dr.
Fire starting in a bakery at Fresno,
Cal., the other morning, destroyed half a
block of brick buildings, causiug $200,000
The French Chamber of Deputies has
passed the Panama Canal Relief bill in
the form in which it was adopted by the
After fifteen months of contention
with the union, the employers of Indian
apolis stone cutters have acceded to the
demand for eight hours as a day's work.
The Russian Government has totally
suppressed the Lutheran Church.
Two thousand bakers of Berlin have
gone on a strike.
Nine side-tracked freight cars in Pater
son, N. J., ra-a pown a grade suddenly the
other day, jumped several switches and
collided with an engine and train. One
man was fatally injured and great dam
age was done.
The Secretary of the Treasury has tele
graphed his approval of the course of the
Emigrant Commisiioners at New ork in
detaining the emigrants sent to Agent
Neil, of the Southern Pacific railroad, by
Wrighton & Son, of London, and ordered
the immediate return of every man sent
to Agent Nell, under the law prohibiting
the importation of contract laborers.
Two men named Horner and Reifsnyder
were killed :n a barn ten miles south of
Gettysburg, Pa., recently by a stroke of
lightning. The barn was set on fire and
The remains of Mrs. Tyler were interred
beside those of ex-President Tyler at
The steel cruiser Baltimore returned to
Cramp's yard at Baltimore recently after a
satisfactory test of sea mnneuvering. The
engines averaged 19 knots on a develop
ment of 8,700 horse power.
As far as can be learned the rmnor that
Secretary Elaine has resigned is without
According to a census just taken the
city of St. Paul, Miun., has a population
of 193,247, a gain of 81,850 since the census
Aruancjements are being made to form
a leather syndicate or trust.
The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis
Railroad Company has announced a re
duction of 2 cents per 100 pounds on all
pneking-honse products from the Missouri
river to Memphis and all points east of the
Mississippi and south of the Ohio rivers,
W. D. Long street, an old citizen of
Noxubee county, Miss., died on the 12th at
the advanced age of seveuty-one years,
He was a brother of Gen. Longstreet, of
At New York, on the 13th, Harrin Reine,
a boy of seven years, attempted to steal c
piece of ice from a wagon, aud being sur
prised by the driver fell against tbe tongs
hanging from the scales. The tongs closed
upon him and cut his jugular vein, causic;
him to bleed to death.
Tht. tanks of the Consolidated Oil Com
pany at St. Joseph, Mo., were struck by
lightning on the 14th and destroyed by the
resulting fire. Loss, $75,000; insured.
Arrangements for the prosecution of all
persons and corporations connected in any
way with Sullivan-Kilraiu fight are pro
gressing, and a big all air it will prove
A mob of about 100 masked men went to
the jail at Iuka, Miss., on the 13th and took
therefrom Swan Burris (colored), charged
with the killing of Eaeon Whitehurst near
that place some time last mouth, and
Hot weather iu New York City made the
death rate for tho past week the heaviest
of the year, aggregating 1,197, against 950
for the week previous. Almost tbe entire
increase was in children under five years.
The monument erected at the grave of
Roscoe Coukling iu Forest Hill Cemetery,
Utica, N. Y., was completed on the 13th
It stands on tbe family plat just north of
the monument to Horatio Seymour.
Tee Otis Iron and Steel Company, the
ereatest manufacturing concern of the
kind in Cleveland, Ohio, has ben sold to
an English syndicate for $4,5;0,,W).
The granite forthe new Congressional
Library building at Washington wiil bo
cut ot Concord, N. H. It is estimated that
it ill require soo to l'OO men four years
to complete the work.
An amendment to tbecharterof the Tex
arkaua Northern l'.ailroad wai filed w ith
the becretiry of State of Arkansas on the
t:;th. It in--relv chaiiiri-d 'he name of thn
rf.ad to the 'iexurka.na & Fort Smith Rail
STATE OF TRADE.
Brsdstreet'a Weekly Review of the Trade
of the Country.
New York, July 13. Bradstreet'a "State
of Trade" savs : Special telegrams indi
cate that the volume of trade throughout
the country, while a little more active in
special localities, does not on the whole
show much Increase in volume. The out
look for the autumn business is generally
considered excellent and good crop pros
pects have already had an influence on
the country demand. Lumber proves an
exception in that it Is weaker at Western
centers. A satisfactory increase in trade,
accompanying increased firmness in
prices, is reported in the dry goods (com
mission), building material, furniture and
carpet trades in this city. Breadstuff's
have been irregular, starting with a quick
advance early in the week on damage to
the spring wheat crop and higher cables,
and declining on better weather reports,
heavier receipts of new winter, slackening
export request and free speculative sates.
Raw sugars have declined at New York
16 to ,Vo on cable advices of a heavy
speculative decline at London. Holders
are conservative. Expert opinion in
clines to the- belief that our
refiners will naturally take advantage of
the reaction abroad to buy sugar and the
eaction will be short lived. Speculation
in coffee has been more confident and an
advance of fully 1 cent per pound Is a re
sult. Advices from San Francisco state
that an attempt is being made to bull the
salmon market on estimates of only-half
the expected pack in Alaska. Steel rail
mills are more fully supplied with orders
than for thirty days at $27 60 at the East for
large lots. Structural Iron is in urgent
demand and prices are stronger. Fall
wear cotton ana light weight ciotning
woolens are more active and prices are
firm. Raw wool is strong at the Interior
and in fair sale at the seaboard on free
arrivals. Raw cotton is i.c higher at New
York and Liverpool on good demand and
small stocks. The total number of fail
ures in the United States from January 1
to date is 6,255 against 5,553 in 1838.
LOT JUMPING AT GUTHRIE.
An Exciting Scene Over the Toarlnjr Down .
of a Building A Mob Hebuilcls I t.
Guthrie, Ok., July 13. A number of
city marshals and a dozen workmen yes
terday afternoon began to tear down a
restaurant which was on one of the most
valuable lots in the city and owned by
Peter IL Haines, an old man.
As the work of demolition proceeded a
large crowd gathered and those who sym
pathized with the old couple were many.
The actions of Ha'nes and his wife mean
while were such as to arouse this feeling
of sympathy to action and a number of
speeches were made against the marshals.
The latter, however, kept the crowd at
bay but in doing this they had some un
pleasant experiences. While they were
busy with the crowd Mrs. Haines be
tween her sobs managed to throw a pan of
hot water on one of them while the hus
band grappled with another.
At this crisis a number of United States
marshals arrived nnd placed Acklin, one
of the city marshals, and several of the
workmen under arrest, charged with con
spiracy and intimiiation. iney gave
bend before United States Commissioner
Elliston to answer to the charge next
After doing this the city marshal once
more proceeded to the lot and in the face
of an unfriendly crowd finished the tear
ing down of the restaurant.
Haines and his wife retreated to a tent
on the rear of the lot which, owing to in
creased turbulence in the crowd, was not
After the city marshal had finished the
work of tearing down the restaurant nnd
bad disappeared, the crowd with many
cheers proceeded to put the hud din;? un
again. l'lie street was soon blockaded
with several thousand people, and about
a hundred, willing hands wn n niimmei s
and nails soon had the structure restored.
the counters in and every thing in placo.
AVlIey Matthews Again.
Ozark, Mo, July 13 The most sensa
tional report received here since Wiley
Matthews, the condemned Bald Knobboi
who should havo been hanged when the
Walkers and John Matthews were exe
cuted here, made his escape, was one re
ceived from Aikansas that the outlaw had
killed two men who had attempted tc
capture him. It was stated that the kill
ing was done about thirty miles south ol
Kirbyville, In Boone County, Ark., nn(
color is given to the report by the fact
that it is positively known here thai
Matthews had been seen a short time be
fore In Arkansas near where he is said tc
have committed his latest crime. No de
tails of the killing can be had at present,
but the report is generally believed here,
as Matthews was well aimed when lasl
Troops For Okbilioma.
Iort Leave.nworth, Kan., July 13
General Merritt, commanding the depart
ment of the Missouri, left last night foi
Oklahoma City accompanied by his aide,
Lieutenant Swift. His departure to that
point is understood to bo due to telegram
that trouble was browing there. L'd
jumping is the order of the day and in
tbia pursuit parties engegd have becomn
very daring. A new crowd has called nn
election for city of!!c?rs to be he'd July 10,
and Mayor Couch has Issued a proclama
tion warning all engaged in this work tc
desist, as violators of tbo peace of the
community would be puninbed according
ly. Bloodshed Is feared and uoops ma
have to be used.
A ppolnt inrnts.
Washington, July J3. The Prenident
has made the following appointments:
Jes Johnson, Attorney for the Kawtern
district, of New York; Eugene Marshall,
Attorney for the Northern d.s.'riet of
Texas; Charles S. Varien, Attorney f . r
Utah; Elias H. Parsons, Marshal for
Utah; Lars P. Edholm, Judge of Probate
in Morgan County, Utah.
Rimrved Hi" Itemrh.
Chari-otte, N., C, July 13. William
Weddington, colored, wn handed here
inside the jail for the murder of Policeman
John Fierce of Monroe, Union County,
May 6, 16. He made na remarks on the
scaffold. The rigbt-year-old aon of Fierce
witnessed tbe banging of hi father
Wild Freight Cut.
FATERBON, N.J, July 13. Nine freight
cars were sidotracked about three o'clofK
yestei diy morning i alf a ruiU stove the
Erie der or, and wers left wiihi.ut th
brakes being sot. An hour later they
tar;ed down the grade, jumping soreral
switches, and finally crashed into a
freight engine. The pilot and tender
of th engine were Muaied end tiiretj
passenger coaches and two freight cars
demolished. Fireman 'osepli Gordon, of
Jersey City, was caught between tho
tender and the fire box and one of his li-"
was burned to a tri p. lb di' l at St.
Joseph's Hospital. Ens'inciT Dnvi es
caped uninjured. The till of the depot
was stove in.