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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 23.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1901,
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
TIIE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
Upon convening on the 3d the senate
took up the army bill with a view to
pressing it to a final vote as soon as pos
sible. Bills were introduced providing for
the extension of the land laws of the
United States to Hawaii and to create
a department of education giving: the
head of the department a place in the
president's cabinet In the house the
time was occupied in discussing the re
apportionment bill. Mr. Hill (Conn.) in
troduced a bill to maintain the legal ten
der silver dollar at parity with gold.
William IT. Hopkins, the postmasteT
at Scenery Kill, Pa., fatally shot his
wife, mistaking' her for a burglar.
West Virginia produced 21,000,0(T0
tons of conl in 1900, an increase of 2,500,
000 tons over the previous jear.
W. S. Mismer, aged 48, prominent in
secret order work in Missouri and oth
er states, dropped dead of heart disease
at St. Joseph.
Six men have been killed and 12
wounded in Clay county (Ky.) fights
w ithin the last few days.
Imports from the United States to
Denmark have trebled since 1896, and
now exceed $20,000,000.
In the past year Chicago packers fur
nished nearly 35,000,000 pounds of meats
for use of the American solider in Cuba
and the Philippines, costing' the gov
Miller fc Sibley, of Franklin, Pa., 'on
going out of the trotting business gave
their stable of 16 horses to Trainer
The opening of the twentieth century
was welcomed and recognizedvtill over
the country, and in many churches ap
propriate services and the ringing of
bells and chimes at midnight marked
the departure of 1000 and the advent
By the explosion of a kerosene lamp
at Allegheny, Pa., Li by Brown, aged 22
years, and her mother were burned to
Almost the entire business portion
of Williamson, W. Va., was wiped out
by fire. -
Xoah McGinnis was hanged at But
ler. Mo., for the murder of Frederick
Fire destroyed nine business build
ings at Fairbnnk, la.
By a cave-in at the Champion mine
in Champion, Mich.. John Horngreen
and George Williams were killed.
An unknown man and woman who
went to Courtney's hotel in Brooklyn,
N. Y.. were found dead in bed.
At the stock yards in Chicago 14,
640,505 head, of cattle and other ani
mals were received during the year
More than $400,000 damage was done
by a fire which destroyed the Bellaire
Stamping company's large plant at
Total losses by fire in Chicago dur
ing 1000 reached $2,100,000, against
$4,534,000 in 1S90.
James Lewison. a colored Chicago
infantryman, has deserted his regi
ment in the Philippines to become a
major general in Aguinaldo's army.
There were 8,275 murders commit
ted in the United States in 1900,
against6.225theprevious year; suicides
numbered 0,775, against 5,340 in 1S99,
and railroad accidents killed 4,109 per
sons, against 3,552 the previous year.
Twent3-three persons were killed
on surface tracks in December in Chi
cago. Hangings in the United States in
1900 numbered 119, against 131 in
1899. and there were 115 lynchings,
against 107 the previous year.
Dun's review of trade says the past
year was a remarkably satisfactory
one for farmers and planters.
Alfred Harmsworth, editor of the
London Mail, edited the first twen
tieth century edition of the New York
Gov. Bliss, of Michigan, was inau
gurated at Lansing with military
The December grand jury in its re
port declared Chicago city and police
officers to blame for serious condi
tions. The Nebraska legislature convened
at Lincoln for its twenty-seventh ses
sion. Two United States senators are
to be elected.
More than 5.000 persons attended
the New Year's reception at the white
A man said to be Pat Crowe, suspect
in the Cudahy abduction case, was
arrested near Chadron, Xeb. The city
council of Omaha has offered $25,000
reward for the arrest of the Cudahy
Benjamin Ode!'. Jr.. was inaugu
rated governor of Xcw York, succeed
Statistics show the United States
opens the century first in commerce,
industrv, wealth, education and moral
ity. The transport Grant arrived in San
Francisco from Manila with 530 sick
and discharged soldiers.
The census just completed gives Tur
key a population of 55.C00,0CO.
Seven trainmen were killed in a
wreck of freight trains near Hays,
In the United States educational in
stitutions were given $34,932,644; j
charities $13,621,722. churches $S.S00,- j
C05, museums and art galleries $2,1-35,.
333, and libraries ?2.0Si.cc-0 is i j
The public debt statement issued on
the 2d shows that the debt decreased
$1,933,565 during the month of De
cember. The cash balance in the
treasury "was $290,107,336. The total
debt, les-s the cash in the treasury,
amounts to $1,999,191,310.
The Xew York legislature met in
Albany and the Pennsylvania legisla
ture convened at Harrisburg.
Theodore Roosevelt, vice president
elect, took the first degree in mason
ry at the Oyster Bay (L. I.) lodge.
Briefs to support the argument that
the constitution followed the flag to
Porto Rico were filed in the United
Stales supreme court.
Fast freight lines are to be abol
ished, amalgamated or reduced be
cause of rate cutting.
The coinage cf the mints for the
year ended December 31 was 173,699,
563 pieces, valued at $137,699,401.
Ben II. Brainerd, of Springfield, III.,
treasurer of the state benrd of agri
culture, was said to be short $12,000.
Clearing house exchanges in Xew
York on the 2d were $427,903,000,
which broke the world's record.
Louis McAdams, a negro, who cut
and seriously injured J. M. I!ay. was
hanged by a mob near Wilsonville,
The Michigan legislature convened
in Lansing and P. B. Loom is was
elected president of the senate and
John J. Carton speaker of the house
II. G. Dun Co. report failures in
the United States for $174,113,236 in
1900, against $123,132,679 in 1 99.
The fire losses in the United States
in 1900 amounted to $159,250,223. an
increase of $s,712.S5S over the previous
The starting of the fivt electric
railway in Porto Rico astonished the
citizens o',5an Juan.
The totnl circulation of national
bank notes on December 31 was $340.
061,410, an increase for the vear of
The one hundred and twenty-second
legislature of Massachusetts convened
About 20,000 otherwise qualified
white voters in Louisiana have dis
franchised themselves by failure to
pay the poll tax.
The one hundred and seventh ses
sion of the Xew Hampshire legislature
met in Concord.
The thirteenth general assembly of
Colorado convened at Denver.
The public library at Seattle, Wash.,
containing 25.000 books, was burned
to the ground.
James W. Priestly, aged 82. found
er "of the carpet mills bearing that
name, was asphyxiated by illuminat
ing gas at the home of his son in
Ph iladelph fa.
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of
the University of California, says Fili
pino students have received letters
saying that Aguinaldo is dead.
Gov. Pingree sent a remarkable fare
well message to the Michigan legisla
ture in which he scored judges and
corpora t ions.
James S. Harlan, of Chicago, has
been appointed attorney general for
Director of. Mints Roberts declares
the total stock of the world's money
is r.ow $11,000,000,000.
Two car loads of negroes left Mont
gomery, Ala., for the Hawaiian islands
to lake employment on tne sugar
Republican governors were inaugu
rated as follows: Massachusetts. W.
M. Crane; Xew Hampshire, C. P. Jor
dan; Maine, J. F. Hill; Xebraska. C. H.
The report of Inspector General
Knox on the inspection of national sol
diers' homes shows those institutions
to be in a high state of efficiency.
George Peed, a negro charged with
an attempted assault on Mrs. J. M.
Lockleer, of Pome, Ga., was hanged by
Alfred, John and James Dickey
(brothers), and W. C. Baker, all prom
inent farmers, were ltilled in Searcey
county. Ark., by drinking wood a'.
cohol. I'FHSONAI, .WD POLITICAL.
Mrs. John Laskoski, of Laporte,
Ind., celebrated her one hundred and
Ignatius Donnelly, author and i x
congressman, died at his home in Min
neapolis, Minn., aged 70 years.
Mrs. Sal'y Batchelder, of Peabodv,
Mas., aged 106, sat up until after 12
o'clock to see the dawn of the new
centurv, the third in which she has
L P. Upham, at different times pub
lisher of the Jamestown (X. Y.) Jour
nal, the Dubuque (la.) Times, the Des
Moines (la.) Register and the Chicago
Industrial World, died in Jamest o i.,
aged 73 years.
Andrew Kiozolsky, aged 103 years,
died at Dubois, 111.
William Scott died in Chicago, aged
Peter Fossett (colored), who was the
body servant of Thomas Jefferson,
died in Cincinnati, aged 85 years.
Everett Frazar. consul general in the
United States for Corea. died at Orange,
X. J., aged 66 years.
William Ritzel, probably the oldest
active newspaper man in Ohio, died at
Warren, aged 7S years.
Xew York democrats have organized
an anti-Bryan and anti-Croker club.
Bishop W. X. Xinde. aged CS years.
of the Methodist Episcopal church.
was found dead in his bed at his
home in Detroit, Mich.
Americans and Filipinos mingled at
the first official social reception given
by Gen. MacArthur at Manila. Condi
tions indicate the early pacification
of the islands.
The Boer invasion of Cape Colony
is considered grave.
The transport Buford, with S00 re
cruits, arrived at Manila.
Envoys in Peking decline to answer
questions asked by the Chinese unti'
preliminary demaj)d rp signed,
U 11 OH IHIMY.
Thirty-Seventh Volunteers Given a
Hearty "God Bless You, Com
rades," by Gen. MacArthur.
TO SAIL ON THE SHERIDAN THURSDAY.
Gen. MacArthur Orders the Depor
tation, to Guam Island, of a Large
Somber of KUlpino Generals and
Agitator A Novel Experience for
Manila, Jan. 8. Gen. MacArthur,
accompanied by his staff.reviewed the
Thirty-seventh, regiment of volunteer
infantry, on the luneta field. All the
companies were together almost for
the first time since the regiment was
organized. After the review the regi
ment was drawn up in close order and
Gen. MacArthur, in a farewell ad
dress, congratulated the officers and
men on their bravery, discipline and
judgment, concluding his remarks
with a hearty "God bless you, com
rades." The Thirty-seventh will sail for
home on the transport Sheridan,
Thursday. More than half the men
and many of the officers came from
Ordered Deported to Gnam.
Gen. MacArthur has ordered the de
portation of Generals Ricarte, Del
Pilar, Hizon, LTanera and Santos to
the island of Guam. Xine regimental
and four subordinate, officers, with
eight civilians, including Trias, Tec
son and Mabini, notorius assistants of
the insurrcctionists,have also been or
dered to be deported. It is Gen. Mac
Arthur's intention to hold most of
the active leaders of the rebels, who
have been captured, in Guam until
the resumption of a condition of
peace has been declared.
The first municipal election was
held successfully at Baguio, province
of Benguet, Saturday. The Igorrotes
took part in the election.
A Sovel Experience.
The Filipinos in Manila have been
enjoying, recently, a novel experi
ence, in the holding of free, open po
litical meetings. Most of the ad
dresses at these meetings were made
by former officers of the insurgents,
all of whom asserted that the best
way of securing personal liberty is to
accept the liberties guaranteed by the
constitution and government of the
United States, which is what Ameri
can sovereignty stands for. The au
diences were greatly interested and
many of those attending the meetings
signed the federal party declaration.
The construction of a rebel prison
at Olongapo, in addition to those at,
Manila, will be begun shortlj".
BUFFETED BY HEAVY SEAS.
Tempestuous Voj-RRt of the Trans
port Intgalln From San Joan
to Xew York.
Xew York, Jan. 7. The United
States transport Ingalls, from San
Juan, Porto Pico, December 27, and
Havana, January 1, reached this port
after a very tempestuous voyage. For
40 hours the vessel was buffeted by
enormous seas, stirred by high winds
first from the north and later from
the northeast and east. Doors and
port lights were smashed, ladders
were broken, and the bridge was dam
aged. The hand steering gear was
carried away and the saloon and din
ing saloon were flooded, the furni
ture being broken or ruined. The spe
cial apartment on the upper deck aft
was also wrecked.
Many times during the storm it
seemed as though the Ingalls must be
lost. The pumps got tAit of order
and refused to work in the after hold.
A bucket brigade was organized and
worked steadily bailing out the water.
Some oil barrels in the hold broke
away from their fastenings and stove,
spilling their contents and choked the
bilge hole so that the pumps could
not work. The Ingalls was formerly
known as the Clearwater. She was
built to carry fruit from Honduras
to Xew Orleans and is a very fast
TEE BATTLESHIP ALABAMA
The Vessel Expected to Join the
Xorth Atlantic Squadron at
I'ensacola January 14.
Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 7. The battle
ship Alabama is expected here Jan
uary 14 to join the other vessels of
the North Atlantic squadron. A camp
will then be established on Santa
Rosa island for shore drill, after
which the vessels will take on coal
and provisions for a cruise in the gulf,
leaving here about January 20. Rear
Admiral Farquhar has notified the
navy department that the fleet will
return to Pensacola from the gulf
cruise February 16 and remian here
possibly until March 6.
Severe "Winter In Europe.
London, Jan. 7. On the continent
the weather is reported very severe.
Enow has fallen as far south as Na
ples, and in St. Petersburg the cold
is so intense that the police in the
streets have to be frequently relieved
and the schools to be closed. At Mos
cow the temperature is 30 degrees be
Call to Sabbath. School Children.
Xew York, Jan. 7. Children in the
Sabbath schools of the congregation
al church in the United States have
been asked to contribute a fund oi
$50,000 for the rehabitation of the
recently destroyed Chinese missions.
THE NEW CENTURY.
Dr. Talmage Tells of the Wonders
to Be Achieved.
He Preaches a Timely Sermon from
the Text. "A Mornlnic Without
Clouds' Hopeful Outlook
for the Future.
(Copyright, 1901. by Louis Klopsch, N. T.)
In this discourse Dr. Talmage tells
something of what he expects the
next hundred years will achieve, and
declares that the outlook is most in
spiring; text, II Samuel, 23:4: "A
morning without clouds."
"What do you expect from this new
century?" is the question often asked
of me, and many others have been
plied with the same inquiry. In the
realm of invention I expect some
thingas startling as the telegraph and
the telephone and the X ray. In
the realm of poetry, I expect as great
poets as Longfellow and Tennyson.
In the realm of medicine, I expect the
cure of cancer and consumption. In
the realm of religion,. I expect more
than one Pentacost like that of 1S57,
when 500,000 souls professed to have
been converted. I expect that uni
versal peace will reign, and that be
fore the two thousandth year gun
powder will be out of use, except for
blasting rocks or pyrotechnic enter
tainment. I expect that before this
new century has expired the millen
nium will be fully inaugurated. The
twentieth century will be as much an
improvement over the nineteenth crti
tury as the ninteenth century was an
improvement over the eighteenth.
But the conventional length of ser
monie discourse will allow us only
time for one hopeful consideration,
and that will be the redemption of
Pulpit and printing press for the
most part in our day are busy in dis
cussing the condition of the cities at
this time, but would it not be health
fully encouraging to all Christian
workers and to all who are toiling to
make the world better if we should
this morning for a little while look
forward to the time when our cities
shall be revolutionized by the Gospel
of the Son of God and all the darkness
of sin and trouble and crime and suf
fering shall be gone from the sky, and
it shall be "a morning without
Kvery man has priile in tne city of
his nativity or residence, if it be a
city distinguished for any dignity or
prowess. Caesar boasted of his native
Rome, Virgil of Mantua. Lycurgus of
Sparta. Demosthenes of Athens, Ar
chimedesof Syracuse and Paul of Tar
sus. I should have suspicion of base
heartedness in a man who had no
especial interest in the city of his
birth or residence no exhilaration at
the evidence of its prosperity or its
artistic embellishments or its scien
I have noticed that a man never
likes a city where he has not behaved
well. People who have a free ride in
the prison van never like the city that
furnishes the vehicle. When I find
Argos and Rhodes and Smyrna trying
to prove themselves the birthplace of
Homer, I conclude right away that
Homer behaved well. He liked them,
and they liked him. We must not war
on laudible city pride or with the idea
et building ourselves up at any time
to try to pull others down. Boston
must continue to point to its Faneuil
hall and to its superior educational
dvanfages. Philadelphia must con
tinue to. point to its Independence
hall and its mint and its Girard col
lege. Xew York must continue to ex
ult in its matchless harbor and its
vast population and its institutions of
mercy and its ever widening com
merce. Washington must continue to
rejoice in the fact that it is the most
beautiful city under the sun.
If I should find a man coming from
any city having no pride in that city,
that city having been the place of his
nativity or now being the place of his
residence, I would feel like asking him
right away: "What mean thing have
you been doing there? - What out
rageous thing have you been guilty
of that you do not Jike the place?"
Every city is influenced by the char
acter of the men who founded it.
Romulus impressed his life upon
Home. The pilgrim fathers will never
relax their grasp from Xew England.
"Uilliam Penn left a legacy of fair
dealing and integrity to Philadelphia,
and you can now any day, on the
streets of that city, see his customs,
his manners, his morals, his hat, his
wife's bonnet and his meeting house.
So the Hollanders, founding Xew
York, left their impression on all the
following generations. So this cap
ital of the nation is a perpetaual eu
logy upon the Washington who found
ed it. .
I thank God for the place of
our residence, and while there are a
thousand things that ought to be cor
rected and many wrongs that ought
to be overthrown, while I thank God
for the past, I look forward this
morning to a glorious future. I think
we ought and I take It for granted
you are all interested in this great
work of evangelizing the cities and
saving the world we ought to toil
with the sunlight in our faces. We
are not fighting in a miserable Bull
Bun of defeat. We are on the way to
final victorj-. We are not following
the rider on the black horse, leading
us down to death and darkness and
doom, but the rider on the white
horse, with the moon under His feet
and the stars of Heaven for His tiara.
Hail, Conqueror, hail!
I know there are sorrows and there
are sins, and there are sufferings all
around about us, but as in some bit
ter cold winter day, when we are
thrashing our arms around us to keep
our thumbs rwn freezing, we think
of the warm spring daj that will
come, or in the dark winter nig-ht we
look up and we see the northern,
lights, the windows of Heaven il
lumined by some great victory, just
so we look up from the night of suf
fering and sorrow and wretchedness
in our cities, and we see a light
streaming through from the' other
side, and we know we are on the way
to morning more than that, on the
way to "a morning without clouds."
I want you to understand, all you
who are toiling for Christ, that the
castles of sin are all going to be cap
tured. The victorj' for Christ in these
great towns is going to be so com
plete that not a man on earth or an
angel in Heaven or a devil in hell will
dispute it. How do I know? I know
it just as certainly as God lives and
that this is holj- truth. The old Bible
is full of it. The nation is to be
saved. It makes a great difference
with you and with me whether we are
toiling on toward a defeat or toiling
on toward a victory.
Xow, in this municipal elevation of
which I speak, I have to remark there
will be greater financial prosperity
than our cities have ever seen. Some
people seem to have a morbid idea of
the millennium, and they think when
the better time comes to our cities
and the world people will give their
time up to psalm singing and the re
lating of their religious experience,
and as all social life will be purified
there will be no hilarity, and as all
business will be purified there will be
no enterprise. There is no ground for
such an absurd anticipation. In the
time of which I speak, where now one
fortune is made there will be a hun
dred fortunes made. We all know
business prosperity depends upon con
fidence between man and man. Xow,
when that time comes of which I
speak, and all double dealing, all dis
honesty and all fraud are gone out of
commercial circles, thorough confi
dence will be established, and there
will be better business done and
larger fortunes gathered and mightier
The great business disasters of this
country have come from the work of
godless speculators and infamous
stock gamblers. The great foe to
business is crime. When the right
shall have hurled back the wrong, an
shall have purified the commercial
code, and shall have thundered down
fraudulent establishments, and shall
have put into the hands of honest
men the keys of business, blessed time
for the bargain makers. I am not
making a guess. I am telling you
God's eternal truth.
In that better time also coming to
these cities the churches of Christ will
be more numerous, and they will be
larger, and they will be more devoted
to the service of Jesus Christ, and
they will accomplish greater influ
ences for good. Xow it is often the
case that churches are envious of each
other, and denominations collide with
each other, and even ministers of
Christ sometimes forget the bond of
brotherhood, but in the time of which
I speak, while there will be just as
many differences of opinion as there
are now, there will be no acerbity, no
hypercriticism, no exclusiveness.
In our great cities the churches are
not to-clay large enough to hold more
than a fourth of the population. The
churches that are built comparative
ly few of them are fully occupied. The
average attendance in the churches of
the United States to-day is not 400.
Xow. in the glorious time ot which I
speak, there are going to be vast
churches, and they are going to be all
thronged with worshipers. Oh, what
rousing songs they will sing! Oh.
what earnest sermons they will preaeti!
Oh. what fervent prayers they will of
fer! Xow, in our time, what is called
a fashionable church is a place where
a few people having attended very care
fully to their toilet, come and sit
down they do not want to be crowded,
thej- like a whole seat to themselves
and then, if they have any time left
from thinking of their store, and from
examining the style of the hat in front
of them, they sit and listen to a ser
mon warranted to hit no man's sins,
and lisen to music which is rendered
by a choir warranted to sing tunes
that nobody knows! And then after
an hour and a half of indolent yaw ning
they go home refreshed. Every man
feels better that he has had a sleep!
In many of the churches of Christ in
our day the music is simpla mockery.
I have not a culivated ear nor a culiva
ted voice yet no man can do my singing
for me. I have nothing to say against
artistic music. The two dollars or five
dollars I pay to hear one of the great
queens of song is a good investment.
But when the people assemble in re
ligious convocation, and the hymn is
read, and the angels of God step from
their throne to catch the music on
their wings, do not let us drive them
away by our indifference.
Mr. Eesler, of England, had a theory
that if the natural forces of the wind
and tide and sunshine and wave were
rightly applied and rightly developed
it would make this whole earth a
Paradise. In a book of great genius
and which rushed from edition to edi
tion he said: "Fellow men, I promise
to show the means of creating a Para
dise within ten years, where every
thing' desirable for human life may
be had by every man in superabund
ance without labor and without pay
where the whole face of nature thall
be changed into the most beautiful
farms, and man may live in the most
magnificent palaces, in all imaginable
refinements of luxurj-, and in the
most delightful gardens where he
may accomplish without labor in one
year more than hitherto could be
done in thousands of years, and may
level a continent, sink valleys, create
lakes, drain ponds and swamps and
intersect the land everywhere with
beautiful canals and roads for trans-l
porting heavy loads of many thou
band tons and for traveling a thou
sand milts in 24, hours,
"From the houses to be built will
be afforded the most cultured views
to be fancied. From the galleries,
from the roof and from the turret
may be seen gardens as far as the eye
can see, full of fruits and flowers, ar
ranged in the most beautiful order,
with walks, colonnades, aqueducts,
canals, ponds, plains, amphitheaters,
terraces, fountains, sculptured works,
pavilions, gondolas, places of populaf
amusement to tire the eye and
He goes on and gives plates of the
machinery by which this work is to
be done, and he says he only needs
at the start a company in which the
shares shall be $20 each, and a hun
dred or two hundred thousand shall
be raised just to make a specimen
community, and then, this being
formed, the world will see its practi
cability, and very soon $2,000,000 or
$3,000,000 can be obtained, and in ten
years the whole earth will be empara
dised. The plan is not so preposter
ous as some I have heard of, but I will
take no stock in that company. I do
not believe it will ever be done in that
way by any mechanical force or by
any machinery that the human mind
can put into play. It is to be done by
the Gospel of the Son of God the Om
nipotent machinery of love and grace
and pardon and salvation. Archim
edes destroyed a fleet of ships com
ing up the harbor. You know how he
did it? He lifted a great sunglass,
history tells us, and when the fleet
of ships came up the harbor of Syra
cuse he brought to bear his sunglass,
and he converged the sun's rays upon
those ships. Xow, the sails are wings
of fire, the masts fall, the vessels sink.
Oh, my friends, by the the sunglass of
the Gospel converging the rays of the
Sun of Righteousness upon the sins,
the wickedness of the world, we will
make them blaze and expire!
In that daj- of which I speak, do
you believe that there will be any
midnight carousal? Will there be
any kicking off from marble steps of
shivering mendicants? Will there be
any unwashed, unfed, uncombed chil
dren? Will there be an blasphemies
in the. street? Will there be any ine
briates staggering past? Xo. Xo
wine stores, no lager beer saloons, no
breweries where they make the three
X's, no bloodshot ej-e, no bloated
cheek, no instruments of ruin and de
struction, no fist pounded forehead.
The grandchildren of tnat woman who
goes down the street with a curse,
stoned by the boys that follow her,
will be the reformers and the philan
thropists and the Christian men and
the honest merchants of our great
God's love will yet bring- back this
ruined world to holiness and happi
ness. An Infinite Father bends over
it in sympathy. And to the orphan
He will be a Father, and to the widow
He will be a husband, and to the out
cast He will be a home, and to the
poorest wretch that to-day crawls out
of the ditch of his abominations, cry
ing for mercy, He will be an all-pardoning
Redeemer. The rocks will
turn gray with age, the forests will
be unmoored in the hurricane, the sun
will shut its fiery eyelid, the stars will
drop like blasted figs, the sea will
heave its last groan and lash itself
in expiring agony, the continents will
drcp like anchors in the deep, the
world will wrap itself in sheet of
flame and leap on the funeral pyre of
the judgment day, but God's love will
never die. It shall kindle its suns
after all other lights have gone out.
It will be a billowing sea after all
other oceans have wept themselves
away. It will warm itself by the
blaze of a consuming world. It will
sing while the archangel's trumpet
peals, and the air is filled with the
crash of breaking sepulchers. and the
rush of the wings of the rising dead.
Oh, commend that love to all the
cities, and the morning without clouds
I know that sometimes it seems a
hopeless task. You toil on in differ
ent spheres, sometimes with great dis
couragement. People have no faith,
and say: "It does not amount to any
thing. You might as well quit that."
Why, when Moses stretched his hand
over the lied sea, it did not seem to
mean anything especially. People
came out, I suppose, and said:
"Aha!" Some of them found out what
he wanted to do. He wanted the sea
parted. It did not amount to an3--thing,
this stretching out of his hand
over the sea. But after awhile the
wind blew all night from the east,
and the waters were gathered into a
glittering palisade on either side, and
the billows reared as God pulled back
on their'erystal bits. Wheel into line,
O Israel! March, march! Pearls
crushed under feet. Flying spray
gathers into rainbow arch of victory
for the conquerors to march under.
Shout of hosts in the beach answering
the shout of hosts amid "sea. And
when the last line of the Israelites
reach the beach the cj-mbals clap, and
the shields clang, and the waters
rush over the pursuers, and the swift
fingered winds on the white keys of
the foam play the grand march of
Israel delivered and the awful dirge
of Egyptian overthrow.
So you and 1 go forth, and all the
people of. God go forth, and they
stretch their hand over the sea, the
boiling sea of crime and sin . and
wretchedness. "It doesn't amount to
anything," people say. Doesn't it?
God's winds of help will after awhile
begin to blow. A path will be cleared
for the army oi Christian philan
thropists. The path will be lined with
the treasures of Christian benevolence,
and we will be greeted to the other
beach by the clapping of all Heaven's
cymbals, while those who pursued us
and derided us and tried to destroy
us will go down under the sea, and all
that will be left of them will be cast
high and dry upon the beach, the
splintered wheel of a chariot or
thrust out from the foam, the breath
less nortril of a rider lew charter,
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Chopped to riecs.
Eugene Smith, a wealthy farmer,
was literally chopped to pieces at the
home of W. R. Williamson, in Moore
count-, one night last week by a
masked man armed with an ax. Wil
liamson. I is wife and daughter, Lula,
and Smith were sitting around the fire
when there was a knock at the door.
The girl opened it and the man walked
in. Once inside the room he began
wielding the ax and the girl ran into
another room. The first blow crushed
Smith's skull in, it is supposed, but bo
was struck six or seven times more and
left for dead. The murderer then left,
after warning the family to say noth
ing about the killing until the next
morning. They obeyed his orders
Pulaski is reveling in a sensation
caused by the arrest of Prof. J. B. Wil
kerson, a well-known school teacher,
on a charge of stealing clothing from
King & McGrew and from Baugh &
Lane of that city. For six months or
more these firms have been steadily
losing goods, and the most persistent
efforts to detect the thief have proven
futile. It is supposed he got away with
fully $1,000 worth of goads, which he
sold in Nashville. Last week Wilker
son was detected in the act of walking
out of the store with a pair of trousers
under his overcoat, and he was arrested.
Urge an Appropriation.
Representatives of the Chamber of
Commerce and the Retail Merchants.
Association of Nashville called on Gov.
McMillin last week and urged him to
recommend in his message to the legis
lature an appropriatien of ?5,000 for
the exhibit of the State's resources at
the Pan-American Exposition. The
governor thought well of the sugges
tion, and he said as he intended recom
mending the most rigid economy to the
legislature, he could not say what he
would do in this matter.
Ntj- Mail Service.
A. J. Welch, superintendent of the
railway mail service, authorizes the
statement that be has inaugurated a
daily mail service except Sunday be
tween Monterey and Emory Gap, a dis
tance of thirty-four miles. This gives
a direct connection for mail between
Monterey and Nashville, and the new
service will supplant the star route
with which that section of the State
has heretofore been supplied.
Tennessee Central Extemlen.
President Baxter, of the Nashville,
Florence & Northern Railroad, says he
has let the contract for the line of road
between Nashville Jfc Gallatin, and that
surveying parties for the extension ol
the Tennessee Central between Nash
ville and Clarksvilie will be put in the
field at once. He says he will shortly
begin a canvass of Cheatham and Mont
gomery counties in the interest of sub
sidies to his road.
Sold Their Bodies.
A bill of sale for the dead bodies ol
tw-o white women, given to a doctor of
Nashville, has been filed for acknowl
edgment in the county court of David
son county. The doctor says the women
came to his office a while before Christ
mas and stated that they wanted some
Christmas money, and suggested that
he buy their bodies, to be delivered
after death. He paid them S3 each and
took a bill of sale.
Invitation to Editor.
The Chamber of Commerce of Nash
ville has sent out invitations to the
country editors to use its rooms for the
meeting to be held January 24 in the
interest of the material, advancement
of the State and a constitutional con
vention. This meeting is expected to
be largely attended and to have an im
portant bearing on legislation during
the session of the legislature.
Flurry Among Saloon Men.
Judge Bond convened criminal court
at Brownsville last week and caused a
flurry among the saloon men by fining
W. J. Burke and Joe Bostick for sellings
whisky on Sunday, $10 each, and send
ing them to jail for ten days. An ef
fort was made to have the jail sentence
suspended, but the judge remained firm
and imposed the sentence.
Increanlng Shop Force.
It is announced that between 103 and
200 men will be added to the force now
employed in the shops of the Southern
Railway at Knoxville.
The total receipts of the city of Nash
ville for the past year were 1,020, 804.92.
This sum is $44,867.92 in excess of the
budget for 1901.
X., C. & St, I Karnlngs.
The estimated gross earnings of the
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
railway for December were $65,058.13
greater than in December, 1S99.
Near Sparta, while hunting, last
week, Leslie Gooch was accidentally
shot and instantly killed by Lewis
Conley, another boy about 16 years old.
Death of Altha Thomas.
Altha Thomas, ex-State treasurer,
died at Franklin last week, aged 73.
Moses Pearson, 70 years old, who dis
appeared from Nashville some months
ago and afterward turned up penniless
in Glasgow, Scotland, has retur ned. He
says he went to New Orleans from
Nashville, intending to sail for South
Africa to Kmger, but changed his
mind at New Orleans and started for
his old home in Scotland, became pen
niless in Glasgow, and had to Sksk for
help from homer