VOL. XXXVII-NO. 3.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
The doctors bare ordered the Mar-
iquis Ito, the former Japanese pre
'mier, to take a sea voyage for hia
.liealth. lie is, consequently, coming1
'to America for a short stay.
The anniversary of the relief of the
legations passed almost without no
tice in Pekin, on the 14th, although
the Americans entertained the British
and American civilians, and gave a
banquet to the soldiers.
' The population of Kansas, accord
ing' to the assessors' census, is 1,467,
08, a net increase in one year of 23,
100. The largest gain was 6,519, in
'Wyandotte county; the largest loss,
C,059, in Cherokee county.
' Sanford M. Green, judge of -the
fichigan state supreme court from
J848 to 185S, died at his home in Bay
City, on the 13th, aged 94 years. Iu
3843 Judge Green revised the Michigan
state statutes, and his work stands
The North Creek and Blue Moun
tain stage was held up by a lone high
wayman, near North river, Warren
county, N. Y., on the 14th. The horses
were shot, the passengers robbed and
the United States mail looted. The
Seven hundred and four exiled per
sons, many of them being women,
started from Constantinople for
Yemen, Arabia, on the 15th. The
prisoners include those who were im
plicated in the recent fire at the
harem of the Yildiz palace.
Favorable crop reports throughout
Jtaly indicate the wheat prospect as
slightly in excess of last season's
harvest of 42,000,000 hectolitres. For
the first time in several seasons the
olive crop will be good, and the pros
pects for hemp, corn and rice are uni
The Danish government, having de
termined to return the visit of the
United States training ship Hartford,
the cruiser Valkyrien, in command of
l'rince Waldemar, the king's young
est son, will sail for New York in
Januarj', and afterwards visit other
The five-3-ear-old daughter of Sam
tiel Mcl'rease, of llanston, Kas., ap
parently died on the 11th. Funeral
services were held on the 12th. On
the way to the graveyard a bolt of
lightning struck the metallic coffin
end opened it, whereupon the child
sat up and called for her mother.
There was filed in the Hudson coun
ty courthouse in Jersey City, N. J., on
the 13th, a mortgage for $150,000,000,
made by the Consolidated Tobacco
Co. of America to the Morgan Trust
Co., to secure an issue of four-percent,
bonds not to exceed $150,000,
000, which bore revenue stamps to the
amount of $75,000.
Preliminary steps have been taken
looking to the erection of a perma
nent building by the Republic of Mex
ico on the St. Louis World's fair
grounds, in which, after the close of
the exposition an exhibit of the re
sources of our sister republic may be
maintained. The project has the in
dorsement of Mexican business men
of St. Louis.
"In court circles," says the Berlin
correspondent of the Frankfurter
Zeitung. "it is said that Emperor Will
iam is little pleased with the new tar
iff bill. He regards as the chief task
of Count Von Buelow the duty of se
curing a renewal of the commercial
treaties. Count Yon Buelow's fate as
chancellor depends upon his success
in that direction."
The oflicial Handelshlad, of Amster
dam, while incredulous regarding1 the
ftory that an attempt is being made
to persuade Mr. Kruger to sign a doc
ument authorizing- privateering
against Great Britain, on the 15th,
warned the Boer leaders that "no civ
ilised power would approve of the
adoption by the republics of a medie
val system of warfare like privateer
ing. Fx-Scnator Thos. Carter, of Mon
tana, president of the St. Louis Na
tional World's Fair commission,
and ex-Gov. Francis, of Mis
souri, chairman of the board
of directors, arrived at Canton,
O., on the 15th, and called on the
president. In response to their earn
tst request, the president promised,
in a few days, to issue his proclama
tion inviting the nations of the world
to participate in the exposition.
One hundred and thirty cases of
beer were publicly destroyed, in To
peka, Kas., on the 14th, by smashing,
through the orders of the board of
health. The liquor had been taken
from joints on ollicial raids, and was
stored in the city prison. The owners
were about to regain possession by
court proceedings, when the chief of
police had the board of health declare
it a menace to the health of that por
tion of the city, and order it de
stroved. B. Mollison, inspector of agricul
ture for the British Indian govern
ment, is in this country investigating
the methods of the agricultural de
partment and its work among the
farmers, with a view to applying- a
similar system to India,. He is espe
cially interested in the cultivation of
cotton, tobacco and sugar cane. Mr.
Mollison, after completing- his in
quiries in Washington, will inspect
the agricidtural experiment stations
iu some of the states.
On the 13th United States Ambas
sador Andrew D. White went from
Berlin to Potsdmn on the special
train which conveyed the ambassadors
and other persons invited to be pres
ent at the interment of the remains
of Hew ager Empress Frederick.
THE 1TEWS IN BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
South-bound Missouri, Kansas &
Texas train No. 3, due at Fort Worth,
Tex., at 6:30 a. m., of the 13th, was
robbed at Caney Switch, I. T., at 1:05
a. m., by five masked men. The ex
press car was blown open, the safe
wrecked and the mail sacks rifled. All
the passengers, also, were robbed of
their money. Within a few hours af
ter the hold-up, three of the robbers
had been landed in jail and much of
the plunder recovered.
The trial, in Sofia, of M. Saratoff,
formerly president of the Macedonian
revolutionary committee, and ether
prominent members of the commit
tee, charged with being connected
with the murder of an alleged Turk
ish spy and with the assassination of
Prof. Michaelean, of Bucharest, end
ed, on the 14th, in the a.rqtilttal of the
accused. The result was received with
Five men were burned to death,
four were downed, three and possibly
four were suffocated and several in
jured, as the result of a fire which
destroyed the temporary waterworks
crib, two miles off the Cleveland (O.)
harbor, early on the morning' of the
The second annual reunion of the
National Society of the Army of the
Philippines, held at Salt Lake City,
Utah, ended, on the 15th, with a short
business meeting. Next year's re
union will be held at Council Bluffs.
Ia., where, it is hoped, the society
will be united with the Philippine Isl
ands Veterans association.
Under proceedings in voluntary
bankruptcy, the Chicago Title and
Trust Co. was, on the 15th, appointed
temporary receiver for the George II.
Phillips Grain Co. Bond in the sum
of $100,000 was given.
Among- the passengers who arrived
at New York, on the 15th, per steam
er Lahn, from Bremen and Southamp
ton, were (Jen. Fred. D. Grant, his
wife and son Ulysses S. Grant.
A severe tropical storm swept over
the gulf coast, on the 15th, accompa
nied by what amounted to a tidal
wave. Thousands of persons were cut
off from the mainland in Louisiana,
Alabama and other coast states, and
it is feared there wassome loss of life.
The New York Tribune, of the 16th,
asserts that "news has been received
in this country involving Venezuela,
Nicaragua and Ecuador in the at
tempt of Gen. Rafael Uribe-Uribe, the
Colombian rebel leader, to overthrow
the g-overnment of Colombia."
Mrs. Carrie Nation, while taking- a
pleasure trip on the St. Lawrence, out
Watertown, N. Y., on the 15th, began
a crusade ag-ainst cigar smokers. She
undertook to snatch a cigar from the
mouth of Eugene Foley, a traveling
mna, who promptly slapped her face,
and the crusade came to an end. Fo
ley afterwards apologized.
Mrs. Eliza Stotlar, of Peoria coun
ty, 111., mother of William Stotlar, of
near Carthage, claims to be the oldest
woman in America. She celebrated
her one hundredth and eighteenth
birthday anniversary August 7, 1901.
She was born in Pennsylvania.
In a match race at Brighton Beach,
on the 15th, for a purse of $12,000,
offered by the New York Trotting- as
sociation, George H. Ketcham's stal
lion Cresceus defeated John J. Scan
nell's The Abbot, taking the first heat
in 2:03 and distancing his competi
tor in the second heat. Fully 20,000
persons witnessed the event.
Shamrock II. was put in dry dock,
at New York, on the 15th, to have her
hull cleaned. Experts who saw her
say the cup challenger resembles the
Columbia very much, so far as her
underbody and fin are concerned.
That Shamrock II. is a dang-erous op
ponent is conceded by all.
At Goreville, a little town on the
Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad,
near Metropolis, 111., no rain has fall
en since last April, and all the wells
and springs in the neighborhood have
dried up. Water is selling- at $1 per
The postmaster-general received a
cablegram from Havana, on the 15th,
stating ;.hat the trial of E. 1. Thomp
son, formerly postmaster at Havana,
charged with embezzling- money or
der funds, had been concluded and
Thompson convicted. He was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $400 or serve
six months in prison.
The ministers of the various powers
at Pekin unexpectedly signed the pro
tocol on the 15th. Copies were later
sent to the Chinese plenipotentiaries,
to receive their signatures.
The bill for the construction of a
Pacific cable from British Columbia
to Australia, by the imperial govern
ment and the Australasian colonies,
was passed by the British house of
lords, on its final reading, on the 15th.
State Building and Loan Inspector
Mauck of Ohio, on the 16th, swore out
a warrant for the arrest of J. A.
Blodt, late secretary of the Guaran
tee Savings and Loan association,
at Cleveland, ujon the charge of em
bezzling funds of the institution. Blodt
recently resigned his position with
the bank as the result of an investi
gation by state officials.
On the 16th detectives arrested
Gerhart Terlinden, alias Theodore
Grafe, at a boarding house in Milwau
kee. He is charged with embezzling
1,500,000 marks from a large manufacturing-
concern in Germany which is
capitalized at 12,000,000 marks. Ter
linden, it is alleged, duplicated ' the
concern's stock, had it stamped and
sealed, and sold it.
The entire town of Landess, Ind.,
was destroyed by fire on. the lGtti.
There was no fire protection what
ever. The town had a population of
300. No casualties were reported.
I rR0M THE Philippines.
Clrll and Military Officials Gratified
at the Progress Sw Be
Manila, Aug. 19. Both the civil and
military officials are gratified at the
. progress now being made by the
j Philippine commission. Everywhere
throughout the north islands the com
missioners find conditions ready for
civil g-overnment, and Gen. Chaffee
has received none but satisfactory
news from Ba tan gas and Mindoro, ad
vices from those districts telling- uni
formly of captures or surrenders.
Many rifles have recently been ob
tained and larg-e quantities of sup
plies secured. Malvar and his prin
cipal officers are being closely pressed.
Representative Julius Kahn, of Cal
ifornia, who left Manila yesterday,
saj's the great needs of the Philip
pines are a fast line of steamers Lo
carry the mails and to keep the peo
ple in touch with current events,
electric cars, and the removal of the
nipa houses from Manila, these to be
replaced by villas.
Mr. Kahn conversed with many ed
ucated natives, and got the impres
sion that they were by no means all
sufficiently versed in popular govern
ment to manage the affairs of the
has been considering the possibilities
of obtaining- coal in the Philippines at
a cost below the Japanese figures. In
the opinion of those qualified to
judge, however, the coal available in
the archipelag-o is inferior, and the
cost of transporting- it to the coast
where transports could load it taking-
into account the present exorbi
tant prices of everything, labor in
cluded would bring the total outlay
probably above the Japanese figures.
The g-overnment offices are finding
it difficult to retain the services of the
lest stenographers, as private firms
offer much higher compensation.
Gov. Taft has wired Gen. Chaffee
asking- permission to appoint Capt,
William II. Bowen, of the Fifth Unit
ed States infantry, to be governor of
the Province of Abra, owing- to the
local jealousies which render a local
TOO MUCH MOSQUITO TEST.
Its Part In the Investigation of the
Propagation of Yellow Fever
to be Discontinued.
Havana, Aug-. 19. Chief Surgeon
Havard announces that the experi
ments in the investigation of the
propagation of yellow fever, so far
as these involved the mosquito test,
will be discontinued. This decision
was taken because one of the non
immunes who was recently bitten by
an infected mosquito died of yellow
fever yesterday. The man was a
Spaniard, desired to become an im
mune and therefore allowed himself
to be bitten by an infected mosquito.
Another man who was bitten is also
suffering from a very bad case. Both
were bitten by insects which had been
set apart for the experiments of Dr.
Caldas, the Braxlian expert, who has
been arranging to demonstrate the al
leged efficiency of a serum as a pre
ventive against yellow fever.
According to Maj. Havard, the cases
due to mosquito infection prior to
the latest two were light; but the
matter has assumed a more danger
ous form than the first experiments
led the yellow fever commission to ex
pect UNREST IN VENEZUELA.
All Evidence Points to Serious In
Colon, Colombia, Aug. 19. State
ments made by passengers who ar
rived here Saturday on the steamer
Canada from Venezuelan ports, clear
ly show that there is considerable po
litical unrest throughout Venezuela,
Th passengers were not permitted
to la isd indiscriminately. No authen
tic version of the recent xrder en
gagements could be obtained from
any of them, but the evidence all
points to serious internal dissensions.
It is reported here that the insur
gent general Ruiz has landed near
Panama from the south, probably
To Assist the Colombian Revolution.
Willeinstad, Island of Curacao, Aug.
19. President Castro of Venezuela
some daj s ago sent to Cucuta. Colom
bia, ammunition, arms and men to as
sist in the Colombian revolution.
Emilo Fernandez, former governor of
Caracas, under President Castro and
subsequently administrator of laws
at La Guayra, who finally declared
against Castro, has left Curacoa, ac
companied by 60 partisans with te
announced intention of invading Ven
ezuela. It is also reported that Segundo
River has effected a landing-.
Ecuadorans to Invade Colombia.
Quito, Ecuador, Aug-. 19. A force of
Eucadoran troops is ready to invade
Colombia, and a battle is imminent
near Passo, just beyond the Colom
bian frontier, and about one hundred
and fifty miles northeast of Quito.
Ordered to Venezuelan Waters.
Berlin, Aug. 19. The German gov
ernment has ordered the cruiser
Vineta, which is off the eastern coast
of south Africa, to proceed to Vene
zuelan waters to be in readiness to
protect German interests if any
emergency should arise.
Steamer Cloverport Burned.
Metropolis, 111., Aug. 19. The
steamer Cloverport, a tug belonging
to the Rampendahl Stave Co., of this
nil . V-..1 n xit r I d u -nQ 4i.'c arlnA !
yesterday morning at the wharf here.
She had been recently rebuilt.
HOME, SWEET HOME.
Dr. Talmage Extols It as a Field
A Sermon for the Eiieonragemenl of
Wives and Mothers The Spheres
of Man and Woman Entire
(Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsch. N. T.)
In this discourse Dr. Talmage extols
home as a field of usefulness, and es
pecially encourages wives and moth
ers; text, Genesis 1:27: . "Male and fe
male created He them.'
In other words, God, who can make
no mistake, made man and woman for
a specific work and to move in particu
lar spheres man to be regnant in his
realm, woman to be dominant in hers.
The boundary line between Italy and
Switzerland, between England and
Scotland, is not more thoroughlj'
marked than this distinction between
the empire masculine and the empire
feminine. So entirely dissimilar are
the fields to which God called them
that you can no more compare them
than you can oxygen and hydrogen,
water and grass, trees and stars. All
this talk about the superiority of one
sex to the other is an everlasting waste
of ink and speech. A jeweler may have
a scale so delicate that he can weigh
the dust of diamonds, but where are
the scales so delicate that you can
weigh in them affection, sentiment
against sentiment, thought against
thought, soul against soul, a man's
word against a woman's word?
You come out with your stereotyped
remark that man is superior to wom
an in intellect, and then I open on my
desk the swarthy, iron-typed, thunder
bolted writings of Harriet Martineau
and Elizabeth Browning and George
Eliot. You come on with your stereo
typed remark about woman's superior
ity to man in the item of affection, but
I ask you where was there more ca
pacity to love than in John the disciple,
and Robert MeCheyne, the Scotchman,
and John Summerfield, the Methodist,
and Henry Martyn, the missionary?
The heart of those men was so large
that after you had rolled into it the
hemispheres there was room still left
to marshal the hosts of Heaven and set
up the throne of the eternal Jehovah.
T deny to man the throne intellectual.
I deny to woman the throne affection
al. No human phraseology will ever
define the spheres w-hile there is an
intuition by which we know when a
man is in his realm and when a wom
an is in her realm and when neither of
them is out of it. No bunglinfr legisla
ture ought to attempt to make a defi
nition or to say: "This is the line, and
that is the line."
My theory is that if woman wants
to vote she ought to vote, and that if a
man wants to embroider and keep
house he ought to be allowed to em
broider and keep house. There are
masculine women, and there are ef
feminate men. My theory is that you
have no right to interfere with any
one's doing anything- that is righteous.
Albany and Washington might as well
decree by legislation how high a brown
thrasher should fly'or how deep a
trout should plunge as to try to seek
out the height or the depth of wom
an's duty. The question of capacity
will settle finally the whole question,
the whole subject. When a woman is
prepared to preach she will preach,
and neither conference nor presbytery
can hinder her. When a woman is pre
pared to move in highest commercial
spheres she will have great influence
on the exchange, and no boards of
trade can hinder her. I want woman
to understand that heart and brain
can overflow any larrier that politi
cians may set up, and that nothing can
keep her back or keep her down but
the question of capacity.
I know there are women of most un
desirable nature who wander up, and
down the country, ha-ving no homes of
their own or forsaking their own
homes, talking about their rights, and
we knoiv very well that they them
selves are fit neither to vote nor fit to
keep house. Their mission seems to
be to humiliate the two sexes at the
thought of what any one of us might
become. No one would want to live
under the laws that such women would
enact, or to have cast upon society the
children that such women would raise.
But I will show you that the best rights
that woman can own she already has
in her possession; that her position in
this country at this time is not one
of commiseration, but one of congrat
ulation; that the grandeur and power
of her realm have never yet been ap
preciated; that she sits to-day on a
throne so high that all the thrones of
earth piled on top of each other would
not make for her a footstool. Here
is the platform on which she stands.
Away down below it are the ballot box
and the congressional assemblage and
the legislative hall.
Woman always has voted and al
ways will vote. Our great-grandfathers
thought they were by their votes
putting Washington into the presiden
tial chair. No. His mother, by the
principles she taught him and by the
habits she inculcated, made him presi
dent. It was a Christian mother's
hand dropping the ballot when Lord
Bacon wrote, and Newton philoso
phized, and Alfred the Great governed,
and Jonathan Edwards thundered of
judgment to come. How many men
there have been in high political sta
tion who would have been insufficient
to stand the test to which their moral
principle was put had it not been for
a wife's voice that encouraged them
to do right apd a wife's prayer that
sounded louder than the clamor of
partisanship! Why, my friends, the
right of suffrage, as we men exercise
it, seems to be a feeble thing. You, a
Christian man, come up to the ballot
box and drop your rote. Right after
you comes a libertine or a sot, the off-
scouring of the street, and he drops
his vote, and his vote counteracts
yours. But if in the quiet of home life
a daughter by her Christian demeanor,
a wife by her industry, a mother by
her faithfulness, casts a vote in the
right direction, then nothing- can re
sist it, and the influence of that vote
will throb through the eternities.
My chief anxiety, then, is not that
woman have other rights accorded
her, but that she, by the grace of
God, rise up to the appreciation of
the glorious rights she already pos
sesses. I shall only have time to
speak of one grand and all absorbing
right that every woman has, and that
is to make home happy. That realm
no one has ever disputed with her.
Men may come home at noon or at
night, and they tarry a comparative
ly little while, but she all day long
governs it, beautifies it, sanctifies it.
It is within her power to make it the
most attractive place on earth. It is
the only calm harbor in this world.
You know as well as I do that this
outside world and the business world
is a long scene of jostle and conten
tion. The man who has a dollar
struggles to keep it; the man who
has it not struggles to get it. Prices
up. Prices down. Losses. Gains.
Misrepresentations. Goug-ings. Un
derselling Buyers depreciating;
salesmen exaggerating. Tenants
seeking- less rent; landlords demand
ing more. Gold fidgety. Struggles
about office. Men who are in trying
to keep in; men out trying to get in.
Slips. Tumbles. Defalcations. Pan
ics. Catastrophes. O woman, thank
God you have a home, and that jtou
may be queen in it. Better be there
than wear a queen's coronet. Better
be there than carry the purse of a
princess. Your abode may be hum
ble, but you can by your faith in
God and your cheerfulness of de
meanor gild it with splendors such
as an upholsterer's hand never yet
There, are abodes in the city
humble, two stories, four plain, un
papered rooms; undesirable neigh
borhood, and yet there is a man here
to-day who would die on the thresh
old rather than surrender it.
Why? It is home. Whenever he
thinks . of it he sees angels of God
hovering- around it. The ladders of
Heaven are let down to this house.
Over the child's rough crib there are
the chantings of angels, as those that
sounded over Bethlehem. It is home.
These children may come up after
awhile, and they may win high posi
tion, and thej- may have an affluent
residence, but they will not until
their dying day forget that humble
roof under which their father rested
and their mother sang- and their sis
ters played. Oh. if you would irather
up all tender memories, all the lights
and shades of the heart, all banquet
ings and reunions, all filial, fraternal,
paternal and conjugal affections, and
you had only just four letters to
spell out that height and depth and
Jength and breadth and magnitude
and eternity of meaning, you would,
with streaming eyes and trembling
voice and agitated hand, write it out
in those four living- capitals, H-O-M-E.
What right does woman want that
is grander than to be queen in such
a realm? Why, the eagles of heaven
cannot fly across that dominion.
Horses, panting- and with lathered
flanks, are not swift enough to run
to the outpost of that realm. They
say that the sun never sets upon the
English empire, but I have to tell you
that on this realm of woman's influ
ence eternity never marks any bound.
Isabella fled from the Spanish throne
pursued by the nation's anathema,
but- she who is queen in a home will
never lose her throne, and death it
self will only be the annexation of
When you' want to get your grand
est idea of a queen, you do not think
of Catherine of Russia, or of Anne of
England, or Maria Theresa of Aus
tria, but when you want to get your
grandest idea of a queen you think
of the plain woman who sat opposite
your father at the table, or walked
with him arm in arm down life's
pathway, sometimes to the thanksgiving-
banquet, sometimes to the
grave, but always tog-ether soothing
your petty griefs, correcting your
childish waywardness, joining in your
infantile sports, listening- to your
evening prayers, toiling for you with
needle, or at the spinning wheel, and
on cold nights wrapping you up snug
and warm. And then at last, on that
day when she lay in the back room
dying, and you saw her take thos
thin hands with which Jhe toiled for
you so long- and put them tog-ether
in a dying prayer that commended
you to God, whom she bad taught
you to trust oh, she was the queen!
The chariots of God came down to
fetch her, and as she went in all
Heaven rose up. You cannot think
of her now without a rush of tender
ness that stirs the deep foundations
of your soul, and you feel as much
a child again as when you cried on
her lap, and if you could bring- her
back again to speak just once more
your name as tenderly as she useo
to speak it you would be willing- to
throw yourself on the ground and
kiss the sod that covers her, crying:
"Mother, mother!" Ah, she was the
queen she was the queen!
Now, can you tell me how many
thousand miles a woman like that
would have to travel down before
she got to the ballot box? Compared
with this work of training- kings and
queens for God and eternity, how in
significant seems all this work of
voting for aldermen and common
councilmen and sheriffs and con
stables and mayors and presidents.
To make one such grand woman as I
have described how many thousand
would you w-ant of those people whD
go in the round of godlessness and
fashion and dissipation, distorting
their body and going so far toward
disgraceful apparel as they dare go
so as not to be arrested of the police,
their behavior a sorrow to the good
and a caricature of the vicious and
an insult to that God who made
them women and not gorgons, and
tramping on, down through a frivo
lous and dissipated life, to temporal
and eternal destruction. Oh, voman,
with the lightning of your soul
strike dead at jour fett all these al
lurements to dissipation and to
fashion. Your immortal soul cannot
be fed upon such garbage, God calls
you up to empire and dominion.
Will you have it? Oh, give to God
your heart, give to God your best
energies, give to God all your cul
ture, give to God all your refinement,
give yourself to Him for this world
and the next. Soon all these bright
eyes will be quenched and these
voices will be hushed. For the last
time you will look upon this fair
earth; father's hand, mother's hand,
sister's hand, child's hand, will be no
more in yours. It will be night, and
there will come up a cold wind from
the Jordan, and you must start.
Will it be a lone woman on a track
less moor? Ah, no, Jesus will come
up in that hour and offer His hand,
and He will say: "You stood by me
when you were well; now I will not
desert you when you are sick." One
wave of Ins hand, and the storm will
drop, and another wave of His hand
and midnight shall ureak into mid
noon, and another wae of His hand
and the chamberlains of God will
come down from the treasure houses
of Heaven with robes lustrous, blood
washed and Heaven glinted, in which
you will array yourself for the mar
riage supper of the Lamb. And then
with Miriam, who struck the timbrel
by the Red sea. and with Deborah, who
led the Lord's host into the fight,
and with Hannah, who gave her Sam
uel to the Lord, and with Mary, who
rocked Jesus to sleep while there
were angels singing in the air, and
with Florence Nightingale, who bound
up the battle wounds of the Crimea,
you will, from the chalice of God,
drink to the soul's eternal rescue.
One twilight, after I had been
playing with the children for some
time, I lay down on the lounge to
rest, and, half asleep and half awake,
I seemed to dream this dream: It
seemed to me that a was in a far dis
tant land not Persia, although more
than oriental luxuriance crowned the
cities; nor the tropics, although
more than fruitfulness filled the gar
dens; nor Italy, although more than
Italian softness filled the air. And
I wandered around looking for
thorns and nettles, but I found none
of them grew there. And I walked
forth, and I saw the sun rise, and I
'said: "When will it set again?" and
the sun sank not. And I saw all the
people in holiday apparel, and I said:
"When will they put on working
men's garb again and delve in the
mine and swelter at the forge?" But
neither the garments nor the robes
did they put off. And I wandered in
the suburbs, and said: "Where do
they bury the dead of this great
city?" And I looked along by the
hills where it would be most beauti
ful for the dead to sleep, and I saw
castles and towers and battlements,
but not a mausoleum, nor monu
ment, nor white slab could I see.
And I went into the great chapel of
the town, and I said: "Where do the
poor worship? Where are the
benches on which they sit?" And a
voice answered: "We have no poor
in this great city." And I wandered
out seeking to find the place where
were the hovels of the destitute, and
I found mansions of amber and ivory
and gold, but no tear did I see or
sigh hear. I was bewildered, and I
sat under the shadow of a great tree,
and I said: "What am I and whence
comes all this?" And at that moment
there came from among the leaves,
skipping up the flowery paths and
across the sparkling waters, a very
bright and sparkling group, and
when I saw their step I knew it, and
when I heard their voices I thought
I knew them, but their apparel was
so different from anything I had ever
seen I bowed, a stranger to
strangers. But after awhile, when
they clapped their hands and shout
ed: "Welcome! Welcome!" the
mystery was solved, and I saw that
time had passed and that eternity
had come, and that God had gathered
us up into a higher home, and I said:
"Are all here?" and the voices of in
numerable generations answered:
"All here." And while tears of glad
ness were raining down our cheeks
and the branches or the Lebanon
cedars were clapping their hands and
the towers of the great city were
chiming their welcome, we began to
laugh and sing and leap and shout:
"Home! Home! Home!"
Mosquitoes on a Ttampasre.
Word comes from Crisfield, iid., of
the death of one man from an at
tack made by mosquitoes while he
was passing through a wood. An
other report from Austin, Tex., tells
of an attack made upon oil operators
in the region of Sabine, Tex., in which
mosquitoes came from the salt
marshes in great clouds that dark
ened the sun and forced the work
men to flee for their lives. Many
head of cattle and horses were re
ported killed in this last attack.' As
the government ha.i lately expressed
an intention to exterminate mosqui
toes and suggested the use of kero
sene oil on ponds and stagnant wa
ter, this fierce and aggressive attack
by the enemy must have been to seie
the base of supplies.
Defining by Ear.
A teacher requstd each 'scholar
to give a sentence containing the
word "toward." One boy, of nine
years, evolved: "I toared my pants,!"
I Edmund Audran, the French com
poser, is dead. He was born April 11,
j Hot winds and high temperatures
are reported as general throughout
the cotton belt of Texas.
Three workiugmen were killed and
eleven seriously injured by the explo
sion of ten tons of molten metal at
A. W. Graham, vice president of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co.,
died on Sundaj. at Petoskey, Mich.
Thomas R. Gordon, of Louisville,
has been employed to represent Jim
Howard on retrial in the Goebel mur
der case, at Frankfort.
The third annual meeting of the
County Clerks Association of the
State of Missouri will be held in St.
Louis, September 17 to 19, inclusive.
L. Marx, an old and highly respect
ed citizen of Nashville, III., was killed
by falling down the stairway in his
Work is being rushed on a new
sugar mill at Glen Flora, Tex., to cost
$100,000. The sugar cane crop of Tex
as will this year be the largest in the
history of the state.
The aphis, or green bug, has reap
peared in volunteer wheat fields in
north Texas, which it is destroying as
it did the cultivated fields. This may
affect the wheat acreage considera
bly. A party of Missouri national guard
officers visited at Camp Lincoln,
Springfield, 111., Sunday, and were,
entertained by Gov. Yates and regi
mental officers of the Fifth regiment.
Former President Kruger insists on
full independence for his country and
declares the British are ignorant of
what is being done in their name in
Fire completely destroyed the large
plant of the Franklin (IU.) creamery.
The plant was a new one.
Advices' from the Philippines indi
cate that in certain provinces fighting
still continues. Fil'pino Commander
Malvar is said to be closely pressed
by American troops.
According to officials of the treas
ury department certain large busi
ness interests of the United States
doubt the wisdom of extending the
Chinese exclusion act-.
The Christian Brothers college in
St. Joseph, Mo., which has been in
successful operation for a quarter of
a century, will not open "its doors to
students this fall.
Zeno Williams, colored, who was re
cently released from the penitentiary,
was shot and instantly killed by Eu
gene Edwards while trying to break
into the latter's store at Paducah.
Lochlan McNeill, aged 93 years, the
oldest citizen of Cass county, 111., and
John Bierhaus, aged 71 years, who
both resided east of Beardstown, are
NATIONAL ROLL OF HONOR.
The Pension Roll Sow Contains 1 ,
041,321 Karnes of Veterans and
Wasliington, Aug. 19. Mr. n. Clay
Evans, commissioner of pensions, has
completed his annual report for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1901. The
report shows there were 44,223 claims
allowed during the fiscal year 1901 for
original pensions. The number of
names added to the roll on account of
renewals and restorations was 3,567.
The total number of names now on
the roll is 1,041,321.
On June 30, 1900, the last day of the
last fiscal year, there were 993,529
pensioners. Twelve years ago, on
June 30, 1S90, there were 537,944 pen
sioners. The roll for the year just
closed is "high-water mark" in the
history of the pension bureau. The
next largest number of pensioners
reached was in the fiscal year of 1898
the number being 993,714, or within
200 of the number which were on the
rolls at the beginning of the last fis
cal year. The report will show that
the losses in the pension roll during
the fiscal year of 1901 were from the
following causes: By death, 38,153 re
marriage, 853; minors reaching the
age of 16, 1.53S; other causes, 1,261.
The figures given show that the net
gain of pensioners during the year
Of the pensions granted during the
year 1,944 were on account of the
civil war and 3,849 on account of the
war with Spain. The losses to the
roll included: War of the revolution,
2; war of 1S12, 215; war with Mexico,
826; Indian wars (1832-1842), 544. The
appropriations for the payment of
pensions during the fiscal year of
1901 was $144,000,000, and of this $13S,
531,483.84 was expended.
Printing Plant for Manita.
Washington, Aug. 19. Within a few
weeks a complete printing office, cost
ing about one hundred thousand dol
lars, will be taken from this country
to the Philippine islands and set up in
Manila. This will be the government's
printing office for all or nearly all
work originating or needed in the
Fall of a Huge Meteor.
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 19. In the
western part of the Harqua Hala dis
trict, near the Colorado river, an im
mense meteor fell, Saturday night,
lighting up the country for hundreds
of miles around, and exploding with a
crash which could be plainly heard as
far south as Yuma, and east to Vul
ture mine, near Wickenburg.
Boers Retreating Northward.
Pretoria, Aug. 19. Invading Boers
in Cape Colony are fleeing north, be
fore Col. Gorringe. Commandant
Scheepers is said to have broken back
through the British lines. According
to the reports circulated here the
Boers are becoming disorganized.
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