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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 15.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1904.
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The Day of
tlie Day of Judgment j&
God's Offer of Mercy to Be Followed by Punishment of Sin
Sermon toy th "Highway
Chicago, Sunday, 1904.
Text: "Look unto Ma and 6eye saved,
all the end of the earth; for I am God
and there Is none else. I have sworn by
Myself, the word Is gone out of My mouth
in righteousness, and shall not return.
That unto Me every knee shall bow, every
tongue shall swear." Isaiah 45:22, 23.
INkED together in
the two verses of
our text we are
given a twofold
vision of God:
Mrst as the gra
God reaching out
to the ends of
the earth to save
lost man, and
second as the
ing in the end
the bending of every knee to Him
and the confessing of every tongue
that He is Lord. The day in which
the soul may look to God and be
saved is to be followed by the day
In the which those who have resisted
His offer of mercy will feel the power
of His judgment against sin. "Now
is the accepted time, now is the day
of salvation," now is the day of
grace, but the period of grace is to be
followed by the judgment.
Just before the fall of Sardis the
inhabitants refused the overtures of
Cyrus the Great who was besieging
the city with his powerful Persian
army. But after the capture of the
city the conquered people came to
the victorious monarch and offered
their submission, to which proposal
Cyrus replied by the following keen
and pointed parable: "A fisherman
wanted the fish to dance for him, so
he played a tune on the flute, but the
fish kept still. Then he took his net
and drew them out on the shore, and
tbey all began to leap and dance.
But the fisherman said: A truce to
your dancing now. since you would
not dance when I wanted you.' "
Sardis had missed the day of grace,
and was come to Judgment. So it is
with every soul. "While God stands
and makes overtures of peace and
pardon it may find safety in submis
sion, but when the soul persists in
its rebellion it is taken at last by
force and brought into judgment,
where "every knee must bow and
every tongue swear." "What it would
not yield by voluntary act, it must
in the end yield by compulsion. For
ultimately "unto God every knee shall
bow and every tongue swear."
THK prophet Isaiah may have failed
1 to recognize the full import of his
words and perhaps held the view, quite
common to-day, that the bowing of
every knee and the confession of every
tongue was to be the glorious consum
mation of God's call to "look to Him and
be saved, all ye ends of the earth." But
that there was a wide separation be
tween the twenty-second and twenty
third verses in point of time and condi
tions is clear from Paul's quotation of
this passage. In the fourteenth chapter
of Romans he declares that "we shall all
stand before the judgment seat of God,"
and follows this with Isaiah's prophecy
that every knee should bow and every
tongue swear. The day of grace was not
to see all in the earth Iookingto God and
bring saved, but the day of judgment
was to compel the bowing of every knee
in subjection to God. Isaiah sees God
as Saviour, standing and pleading for
the lost world .to look to Him and be
saved, and then in prophetic vision he
beholds the Lord in final triumph with
every joul bowed before Him, but there
is a wide gulf between the two. Oh, that
It were true that as God calls the world
to repentance and salvation, every
knee would bow and every tongue con
fess to God. But the word of God and
past experience do not sustan any such
view "Many are called but few are
chosen." It was a remnant of Israel
which was to be saved, and it is to be a
part of the world which is to believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. Not
because God has decreed it so, but be
cause the will of man refuses to have it
"1 17 HAT a picture this brings before
V us. Every creature at last recog
nizing the sovei 'gnty and power of
God, but oh, the tragedy of that hour.
Some will bend the knee and confess
with the tongue that the Lord is God,
but it will be a submission and acknowl
edgment which will bring no joy to the
heart or hope to the soul. It will be the
submission which the guilty prisoner be
fore the court yields to the judge as he
pronounces sentence upon him. It will
b? an acknowledgment of the power and
authority such as the convicted law
breaker is forced to make as he is thrust
behind the prison gates and set at the
tf.sk in the jail workshop. The rebel
lious soul that during the day of grace
had been deaf to the try which went out
from Heaven into all the earth: "Look
unto Me and be ye saved." will with sud
den and awful terror be quickened to
hear God as He speaks, and forced to
obey as He pronounces judgment upon
him. How can he escape in the day of
Judgment, inasmuch as he has neg
lected so great salvation during the day
of grace? Every knee bowed before God,
and every tongue confessing His
righteousness and power and authority
what a scene that will be! A,nd how
glorious and blessed it would be if be
hind every bended knee and confessing
tengue there was a heart in which the
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edsoa.)
Christ had been enshrined and upon
which had been felt the cleansing and
saving power of His shed blood. But
sad and awful it Is to remember that
with those who gladly bow the knee in
reverent worship, and joyfully confess
God as their Father and Christ as their
Saviour, there will be gathered those
whose wills were never yielded to God
and whose hearts were never cleansed
from sin in Jesus' blood. The knees of
such will bend in fear and the tongues
will confess ia terror, but there will be
no room for repentance then, the day
of grace will have given place to the day
WHERE will you be found, my
friend, in that last great day?
Will you be with that white robed
throng on the right hand, whose knees
gladly bow and whose tongues eagerly
confess their Lord, or will you be with
those on the left hand, whose willful
ness and rebellion can no longer keep
their knees from bending and their
tongues from acknowledging the Lord
of Heaven and earth? This is a ques
tion which must be decided in this life.
We may not delay its answer. While
God calls: "Look unto Me and be ye
saved," we may lift our eyes to Him and
know the joy of salvation. If we turn
from Him and listen only to the allur
ing music of the world the day of grace
may pass for us and we be lost eternal
ly. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness and commanded the dying
Hebrews to "look and live," even so
has "the Son of Man been lifted up,"
and God commands the soul dying from
the sting of sin to "look unto Him and
be saved." What is involved in this
blessed work of redeeming grace? On
man's part it implies a need, a desper
ate need. On God's part it assures that
adequate provision has been made for
the supplying of that need. God says
"LOOK" because He has something for
man to look to. Man must "LOOK" be
cause there is salvation for him in no
other way. Note how solemnly God
enforces His command to "LOOK."
"For I am God, there is none else." No
other God. No other way of salvation.
Let us consider what it is that God holds
before the eyes of the dying world, and
why it is that the dying world must
needs look if it. would see life eternal.
If we can only bring you, dear soul, to
realize what God has done for you, and
how you need the salvation which He
offers so fully and freely, we know that
as the call comes to your heart from
God to "LOOK" you will look and live.
GOD does not hold before the eyes
of the sinner the law and say:
"Look on this and live." The children
of Israel, to whom the law was first
given, failed miserably in the keeping
of it. The law held up before the sin
ner's eye3 condemns instead of justify
5ng. God does not hold before the soul
?iigh ideals of human life, charity, cul
ture, education, and say: "Look on
these and live." - There was just one
thing those bitten Israelites, writhing
Jn the death agony of the sands of the
wilderness, needed. It was the brazen
tferpent which Moses faithful and obe
dient hand lifted high and held firmly
until every perishing soul either looked
and lived, or else died in unbelief and
rebellion. If Moses had held up the
tables of stone on which were graven
the perfect law of God. they could not
have saved the dying people. He
might have urged all manner of re
forms, but they would not have met
the desperate needs of the people.
Moses said: "Look," and held up the
serpent, which typified the Christ, and
God says: "Look," and holds up the
crucified Saviour. Nothing else is of
avail to the dying soul. God does not
hold before us the perfect man Christ
Jesus as He appeared in the righteous
triumph of the transfiguration, and
say: "Follow in His steps." But God
does hold up the cross on which is the
Christ, and pleads: "Look on Him and
THE question which is oftenest
asked in connection with the day
of grace is as to its duration. Hew
long will the day of grace continue?
This is a question which cannot be
answered with any definiteness. God
in His Word does not make it clear
how long- His mercy shall be extend
ed to the world. Its termination will
be marked by the second coming of
the Christ, but the Bible is explicit in
its declaration that the time of that
coming is not and cannot be known. It
is certain that the Gospel is to be
carried to the ends of the earth before
Jesus will come again. God's call to
"look and be saved" is to the ends
of the earth. But how long will it
take for the Gospel to spread to every
corner of the earth and reach every na
tion and people it is impossible to say.
That it might be in the present gen
eration, as Mr. Mott has so clearly and
ably shown in his remarkable little
book, "The Evangelization of the
World in the Present Generation,"
must be conceded. That Christians
ought to work with that end in view,
and pray and expect that such would
be the glorious realization, must be
their only attitude towards this great
question. It is the only reasonable po
sition for them to occupy. How dare
we shorten the arm of God, or lightly
consider the great commission which
rests upon every child of God to "go
into all the world and preach the Gos
pel to every creature." And if every
one who is a professing Christian was
doing his whole duty, it is not un
reasonable to believe that the Gospel
would reach every person in the world
within the present generation. But we
are not faithful, we are disobedient to
the high calling and indifferent to the
perishing souls all about us and in the
dark and unknown places of the world.
And our neglect and indifference de
lays the time of the coming of Christ.
It is still the day of grace. God's mercy
is extended towards sinful man. He. Is
still calling: "Look unto Me and be
ye saved, all the ends of the earth."
WHILE there is a single soul in th
world tht has not heard the mes
sage and has not finally rejected the
mercy of God, the light of the day of
grace will continue to shine. This is the
terminative factor in the matter. Jesus
Christ will be lifted up before the world
as the Crucified One, as the One who can
cleanse from all sin, as the only Saviour,
just as long as there is a dying soul to
lift the eye of faith and look and be
saved. How long did Moses continue to
keep aloft the brazen serpent? Surely
it was as long as there was a single suf
fering, dying Israelite to be saved and
the God Who longs to have all men saved
and come to a knowledge of the truth
will not terminate the day of grace while
there is a single precious soul to receive
the blood of Jesus Christ. But the time
will come some day when the people of
the world will all either have accepted
or rejected the Christ, and when that
time comes the day of grace will termin
ate. But there is a sense in which It
may be said that individually the day
of grace terminates when the soul rejects
finally the appeal of God and His Spirit
leaves the soul to its own devices. God
has declared that "His Spirit shall
not always strive with man," and
the Spirit does cease striving with the
soul of man after it has rejected a last
appeal of God to look and live. Just
when that time may be only the person
concerned may be able to tell. Two cases
in point illustrate my thought.
THE other day I listened to the testi
mony of a young man with whom
the Spirit of God had long striven. Time
and time again he had stifled the voice
of the Spirit and rejected the just claims
of God upon him. On the night of his
conversion, God tame to him, and, as
distinctly as though the person sitting
at his side had spoken, he heard God
say to him: "It is now or never." He
was overwhelmingly impressed with the
thought that the eternal welfare of his
soul depended upon the decision which
he must make that night. He won the
victory over his rebellious soul, and
looked to God for talvation. The other
case was that of an old man who years
before had come face to face with the
crisis of his relations to God. God's
Spirit had striven with him again and
again. At last what he was deeply
conscious was the final appeal of God
came to his soul. He refused to yield.
The Spirit left him. The day of grace
was past. The years came and went.
His hair whitened and his step grew
feebler, but no desire for God ever
moved his soul again. He came into
meeting once towards the close of his
life. The minister who was present at
that meeting and who afterwards told
me the awful story labored long and
earnestly with him. He was unmoved
by every appeal, he was indifferent to
l the welfare of his soul. He was as un
responsive and dead as the stones which
formed the building In which he stood.
He told the story of the crisis in his
life, of God's last appeal to him, of his
blatant and blasphemous rejection of His
claims, and how in all the years which
had followed he had been as utterly void
of any religious sense or emotion as a
piece of pulseless clay. He said he had
tried to, and had felt at times that he
would like to, come to God and be
saved, but he could not, and he had no
deep concern over his lost condition.
And as he ended his story, which had
moved deeply with its awfulness these
who had listened, he passed out into
the night and the blackness of his soul's
despair, which could never know re
lief. The day of grace had passed. He
was waiting for the judgment. And how
is it with you, dear friend out of Christ?
Are you returning a deaf ear to the call
of God to "look and be saved?" Re
member, He Who pleads with you now
to come to Him and be saved, solemnly
warns your soul that the day of grace
will soon end, and that stubborn heart
of yours be forced to bow before Him
in the judgment, for every knee shall
bow, and every tongue confess. Oh,
why not bow the knee to your God and
Saviour now, while the day of grace still
is yours? Soon, too soon, it may be
It is a mistake to say that the intense
love of any true soul is selfish. A right
love does not confine our affection and
admiration to that one person, and
cause us to have less care for others.
If we rightly love any one person, we
are prompted by that love to love
gratefully God who gave us that love,
and then to have new love, and more
of it, for those whom that same God
loves. Jean Paul Richter goes so far
as to say: "Love one human being
purely and warmly and you will love
all. If our love of another limits our
range and power of loving-, there is
something wrong or lacking in that
love." S. S. Times.
Cnlla to Wonder and AVorahlp.
Calls to wonder and calls to worship
are about us all the time. If our eyes
are keen, and are on the watch, we can
See that which causes us to wonder and
find delight in the face of a dear one. And
this wonder and delight is a cause of
thankfulness and gratitude to God who
created that dear ore, and sent to us
that blessing. If there is no such won
der and worship excited by one whom
we truly love, the lack is in our eyes.
Carlyle says: "The man who cannot
wonder, who does not habitually wonder
and worship, is but a pair of spec tacle
behind which there is no eye." S. 3.
HERO OF FIVE WARS
Lieut.-Gen. Adna R. Chaffee is Now-
Chief of Staff.
IS ESSENTIALLY A SOLDIER
lie Says "Rattleo "Will Always Be
and When They Are So Mora
the Nations of the Knrlii
Washington, Jan. lu. With the re
tirement of Gen. Young, Gen. Adna R.
Chaffee becomes lieutenant-general and
the head of the general staff of the
United States army. He has besn nom
inated by the president to the senate
for the rank of lieutenant-general.
Gen. Chaffee is the hero of five wars
Gra"y and grizzled by more than 40
years in the service, and now in his
sixtieth year, Gen. Chaffee is a strong
type of the American soldier who rises
from the ranks by sheer ' force and
ability to command.
"The finest soldier in the United
States army," is the admiring estimate
of his brother officers place upon him.
Gen. Chaffee holds strong and clear
opinions. "An occasional fight is a
good thing for a nation," was his view
of what Sherman thought was "hell."
It strengthens the race; puts virility in
it; makes men, real men, the kind of
men you feel you can depend upon
when there's trouble in the air.
GEN. ADNA R. CHAFFEE.
"Let war cease altogether and a na
tion will become effeminate," said he.
"Of course, wars involve loss of life and
propertly, and the inevitable penalty of
sorrow to many hearts" here the stern
face softened lightly "but it brings its
reward in a renewed and vigorous
manhood. And it is my belief war will
continue as long as this world whirls."
Gen. Chaffee, like Gen. Young, whom
he succeeds, has run the ganrat from
private in the ranks to the highest mil
itary rank in the army. He was born
in Ashtabula county, O. At the age of
19 he enljsted at Warren, O.. as a pri
vate in the Sixth United States regular
cavalry, and served through the civil
war. From 18G3 to 189G he was on the
western frontier fighting Indians, and
the following year was in charge of the
Fort Leavenworth training school. Af
terward he was in command of the cav
alry training school at Fort Riley, and
in May, 1898, he started for Cuba. Since
the Spanish war he has been with the
American forces in China and the Phil
ippines. Gen. Geo. L. Gillespie, who has been
since May, 1901, chief of engineers,
succeeds Gen. Chaffee as assistant chief
of staff with the rank of major-general.
This is the first time that an en
gineer officer has been in the line of
supreme command of the army in SO
years, Gen. MeComb being the last of
ficer in that branch of the service to
occupy such a position.
WAS NOT THE FIRST FIRE.
Tlie Iroqnola Theater, In Chicago,
Had a Fire the Very Ftrmt
Might It Wan Opened.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Sworn testimony
was given, Saturday, that a fire broke
out in the Iroquois theater the very
first night that the theater was opened.
This first fire only preceded by a few
weeks the great disaster which resulted
in the loss of hundreds of lives.
The testimony regarding the fact of
the initial blaze was given by John
Bickles, a workman employed on the
construction of the theater. He said:
"I was in the basement the nightlhe
theater opened, in a short passage
southwest of the stage. A heard a loud
report, and flames came over the parti
tions over my head the partitions in
the basement under the stage. The par
titions rise from the floor about eight
feet, but do not reach the ceiling. The
flames came from another room from
where I happened to be. There was a
crowd rushing around the door, and I
could not see in. I was told it was
some kind of a gas tank that exploded."
In the light of this evidence the rec
ord of testimony taken to date shows
that there were two previous direct
warning to the Iroquois management
before the catastrophe. Joseph Dough
erty, curtain manager, has testified dur
ing the fire department investigation
that there was a fire on the stage a
veek before the holocaust
William Sleek, of New York, a mem
ber of the "Bluebeard" company, tes
tified that a small fire occurred in a
theater in Cleveland while the com
pany was filling an engagement in that
city. At that lime some fans, used in
a scene caught fire.
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FIRING OH SAN DOMINGO
Insurgents Continue to Shell the
City Doing Much Damage.
Gen. Castillo Defeated in a. Flerc
Fiffht In Which Blany "Were
Killed and Wounded.
San Domingo, Jan. 11. Revolution
ists continue to Are shells into the city,
and several private dwellings have
A shell struck the city hall, doing
considerable damage. Another shell
exploded in front of the United States
legation, but did not result in injury
to the building.
The revolutionists have defeated
Gen. Castillo at San Cristobal, captur
ing two cannon and a considerable
quantity of arms and ammunition.
Many were killed and wounded in a
fierce fight Saturday night.
A man named Pierce, an American,
entered the city Sunday bearing a
communication from Gen. ' Navarro,
minister of war in the Jiminez govern
ment, to United States Minister Pow
ell. The mesenger was arrested by
the government authorities, who took
the message from him and sent him
In his communication Gen. Navarro
requested Minister Powell to intervene
with the provisional government, but
the minister refuses to treat with the
San Pedro de Macoria is quiet. The
situation here remains unchanged, but
matters are complicated because it
is impossible to foresee the duration of
the revolution or its outcome. Busi
ness in general Is suffering in conse
quence. LAST OF THE "0LDGUARD."
Gen. Gordon, Fainona Confederate
Commander, Passes Peacefully
Away at Miami, Fla.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 11. Lieut.-Gen.
John Brown Gordon died at his win
ter home near Miami, Fla., at 10:05
Saturday night. His bearing during
the civil war was characterized by
boldness and a dash which made him
the idol of his soldiers. In an official
report of Gen. D. H. Hill, Gen. Gordon
was characterized as the chevalier
Bayard of the confederacy.
When hostilities were v ended he
called his men about him and advised
them to bear the trial of defeat, to go
home in peace, obey the laws and re
build the wasted country.
Since his retirement from political
activity he has devoted much of his
time to lecturing, presenting to the
north as well as to the south his lec
ture up "The Last Days of the Con
federacy." Since the organization of the United
Confederate Veterans he has held the
position of its commander-in-chief, and
his frequent re-elections to that posi
tion have testified to the warmth of
affection in which he has been held
in the south.
The remain will be shiped from Mi
ami this morning and will reach At
lanta, Ga.. Tuesday morning. At the
request of Gov. Terrell of Georgia,
Gen. Gordon's body will lie in state in
the capitol for several days.
REMARKABLE JAIL ESCAPE.
W. .J. Held, I'nder Sentenee For
Swindling, Suceenafoll Broke
Jail at SprliiKfteld, Mans.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 11. William
J. Reid, alias L. O. Hoffman, who is
charged with swindling 32 hotels of
about $10,000 from the Atlantic to the
Pacific in 1902, and is now under sen
tences aggregating ten years for these
offenses, broke jail here Sunday under
remarkable circumstances and is still
To accomplish his escape he un
locked nine doors and sawed through
three chains, visited six different
rooms of the county jail, passed in
front of several guards and finally
climbed an 18-foot wall. All this was
done about three o'clock Sunday morn
ing, yet he was not missed until seven
o'clock. He was supposedly too weak
to move without the use of a crutch,
had been practically bedridden for
three months and, so far as the prison
officers knew, had eaten nothing but
beef broth in all that time.
ON THE DEATH 0FG0V. FOSTER
In n, l'orelamation Isnued Iy Gov
Kash High Tribute Is Paid to
Gov. Foster's Memory.
Columbus, O., Jan. 11. Gov. Nash,
In a proclamation issued Sunday, on
the death of former Gov. Charles Fos
"His was a most useful public life,
and he rendered most valuable service
as a public officer to the state and na
"In all his public career Gov. Foster
was an officer who cammanded the
love, respect and admiration of his
fellow citizens, and he made a record
which will live for years to comejn
Alleged Forgeries neacu 300,000.
Troy, Kas.an. 11. Bank Examiner
Crummer. who has been investigating
the affairs of the Bank of Highland,
Kas., has reported to the county at
torney that the alleged forgeries and
K other unlawful peculations of J. E.
Marcell, the cashier, which have al
ready been reported to him, aggregate
Sharon Mills Resume.
Sharon, Pa., Jan. 11. After several
months' Idleness, over 4.000 men will
return to work at the South Sharon
Negotiations Between Two Nations
Have Passed Diplomatic Stage.
RUSSIA MASSING HER TROOPS
Speelal Dispatches From ToLio Say
Sltmttlon Is Very Warlike and,
That Japan Has o Idea of
Sending l ltlmatniu.
Pekin, Jan. 11. Predictions in the
native press that a war is inevitable
and immediate and that China will
certainly be involved are causing great
Meny Chinese fear a repetition of
the scenes of pillage and murder which,
made the year 1900 memorable.
Numbers of the employes on the
railroad between New Chwang and
Shan Hai Kwan have deserted their
posts, thinking that the country tra
versed by the railroad will surely be
the scene of the fighting.
Reports from Manchuria are to the
effect that there is great military ac
tivity there. The railroads are bring
ing troops from Russia, and the wom
en and children at Port Arthur and
New Chwang are preparing to leave.
The Russian general at New Chwang
has been called to Port Arthur for
service. Every steamer for Japan 13
carrying the Japanese from north
China who belong to the reserves.
The Japanese censorship of military
news gives opportunity for all kinds of
rumors here, one of which is that Jap
anese troops have been landed at Fu
san, Corea. As cable communication
with Corea is through Japan, it is im
possible to obtain reliable news.
S1TVATION VERY WARLIKE.
eKOtlnt ioim Iletiveeit Japan and
Russia Are Ended.
London, Jan. 11. Special dispatches
from Tokio printed in this morning's
papers are very warlike, but add lit
tle or nothing to the knowledge of the
situation. They reiterate that Japan
has no idea of sending an ultimatum
Anxiety is apparently felt in Tokio
for the cruisers Niasin and Kasage,
which left Genoa Sunday, and in con
nection with the departure with which
the Genoa correspondent of the Daily
Mail this morning gives a curious
story to the effect that an iron bar was
found inside the ammunition hold of
the Niasin, placed in such a position
that it short-circuited the electrical ap
paratus, with, it Is suggested, the
object of destroying the vessel, al
though there is no evidence to show
that its being there was not accidental.
No serious damage was done.
Seoul dispatches report the arrival
of additional Russian and Italian ma
Corcans Appeal For Prolorffos.
The Daily Mail's Tokio corespondent
aseerts that the negotiations between
Russia and Japan have passed beyond
diplomacy and states that several Co
rean officials have apepaled to the
American legation at Seoul for protec
tion, but that Minister Allen upbraided
them for thinking of their personal
safety at such a juncture.
RUSSIA MASS1XO TROOPS.
Ilelvveoii IOO.OOO and 200,000 Soldiers
Near VladI vostoek.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 11. The most
reliable news received here is that the
mass of Russian troops in the far
east are concentrated at Vladivostock,
or on the northern frontier of Corea.
A traveler who has lately returned
from the far east estimates that be
tween 100,000 and 200,000 soldiers
were in the vicinity of Vladivostock.
He surmised that the Russians will
occupy northern Corea, but thought
that the possible collision was not im
minent for a month or more, when tak
ing into consideration distances and
the difficulties of marching.
MAKES A FULL CONFESSION.
IIIg'hTf-ayman Shoekley Deelares IIo
Had Xo Intention of Kllltujf
F.lther of His Victims.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 11. John
M. Schockley Sunday made a full con
fession of fhe murder of Motorman
Gleason and Conductor Brighton, who
were shot and killed by a lone high
wayman who attempted to rob them
in the car late Wednesday night. In
his confession Shoekley declares he
had no intention of killing his victims,
but they put up such a vigorous fight
when he attempted to rob them that
he was forced to shoot them in self
defense. After the tragedy, he says,
he contemplated suicide, but hi nerve
failed him when he put his pistol to
Shoekley says he is heir to consid
erable property and he wants to sign
this over, without reserve, to aid the
families of his victims. He says his
parents live in Maries county, Mis
souri. Gen. I.ee Succeeds Gen. Gordon.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 11. In a gen
eral order issued Sunday night by
Lieut.-Gen. Stephen D. Lee, the com
mander of the Tennessee department.
United Confederate Veterans. Gen.
Lee assumes the office of commander-in-chief
of the United Confederate Vet
erans association, made vacant by the
death of Gen. John B. Gordon.
Death of M. E. Kenna.
Jacksonville, 111., Jan. 11. M. E.
Kenna, of San Francisco, died here
Sunday. His son, E. D. Kenna, is first
vice-president of the Sante Fe system.
GEN. GORDON IS DEAD
THE OLD HERO HAS GONE TO
JOIN LEE AND JACKSON.
Peaceful Close of a Life That Was
Rounded Out With Many Honors.
Distinguished Southerners Will Pay
Last Tributes to the Now Silent
Hero of Military and Civil Life.
Miami, Fla., Jan. 10. At 10:05
o'clock tonight Gen. John B. Gordoi,
the noted Confederate leader and commander-in-chief
of the United Con
federate Veterans, died at his home,
near here, after a short illness. He
was seized with congestion of the
stomach last Wednesday, and follow
ing as it did &i acute attack of indi
gestion, to which he has been sub
ject for years, his strength was rapid
ly sapped away and he died with his
daughters near him.
The funeral will be held at Atlanta,
where the remains will be shipped to
day. At the special request of Gov.
Terrell the body will lie in state for
several days at the capitol, and' later
will be interred at Kirkwood, near
Atlanta. Great preparations are be
ing made for the funeral of the val
iant Coifederate, his old comrades
and friends being anxious that ho
shall have every honor due one of
his rank and bravery. At Valdosta,
just inside the Georgia State line, a
delegation of about 100 prominent
Georgians, headed by the military staff
of Gov. Terrell, will meet the body
and relieve the Florida guard, who
will have conducted it that far. Pub
lic funeral services will be held at
noon on Wednesday, and a notable
gathering of distinguished Southern
ers will be present to take part in the
exercises, or to pay the last respects
of honor to the dead leader.
The governors of all the Southern
States are expected to be present, aad
in addition to these th following are
expected to speak:
Gen. Clement A. Evans, of Georgia;
Judge Thomas G. Jones, of Alabama:
Senator John WT. Daniel, of Virginia;
den. Stephen D. Lee, of Mississippi;
Gen. M.. C. Butler, of South Carolina;
Maj. J. C. C. Black, of Georgia; Gen.
E. M. Law, of Florida; Gen. A. P.
Stewart, of Teinessee; Col. A. H. Cox,
of Georgia, and Gen. M. W. Ransom,
of North Carolina.
Gov. Terrell will preside over the
services, which will be held in the
House of Representatives, and all the
posts of Confederate Veterans of
Georgia are expected to be represent
ed. Gen. Johi Brown Gordon was born
in Upton couity, Georgia, in 1823, be
ing descended from the notable Scotch
family of that name. His great-grandfather
was one of the seven brothers,
who came over to the colonies from
Scotland prior to the Revolution. All
of these served with 'distinction,
throughout that war, eventually s"t
tliig in North Carolina and Virginia
The father of the subject of this
sketch was Rev. Zachariah H. Gordon,
a minister of worth and zeal.
Gen. Gordon's early education waa
carefully conducted and was finished
at the State University of Georgia.
Later he studied law, but soon gava
it up to interest himself in coal mi iris
in Tennessee and Georgia. He was
deep ii the mining business when the
war broke out and immediately raiseJ
a company of cavalry and offered it
to Gov. Moore. Aa cavalry was not
then needed the governor declined the
offer and nothing daunted the young
man raised a company of infantry
from the ien arouad Raccoon Moun
tain, calling the organization "The
Raccoon Roughs." This company was
accepted, became part of the Sixth
Alabama regiment and its young cap
tain was elected major. The love this
first company of his bore to Gen. Gor
don was manifested only last summer
when the annual reunion of the Rac
coon survivors was held. A photo
graph of their first leader, surrounded
by his men, was published shortly aft
er in the "Confederate Veteran."
Gen. Gordon's career was a brilliant
one. He rose rapidly through the vari
ous offices, captain, major, lieutent
colonel, colonel, brigadier general, ma
jor general, until he was finally made
lieutenant general, commanding one
wing of the army of Virginia.
When the United Confederate Veter
ans perfected their organization ii
New Orleans "about fifteen years ago,
the high esteem in which Gen. Gor
don was held could have been mani
fested in no better way than in the
fact that he was unanimously eleottd
commaider-iivchief of the order. This
position he has held ever since, every
objection of his to being kept in so
exalted a state so long being always
overruled and his election each year
being always unanimous and by accla
mation. No rival candidate has even
been suggested or wanted, by any vet
eran, and in this alone would lie the
proof of his worth and popularity. -
His home life was especially happy.
In 1853 he married Miss Fanny Haral
son, daughter of Congressman Hugh
Haralson, of Georgia, and her devo
tion to him was so great that she fol
lowed him all through the war, un
dergoing maiy hardships and person
al dangers. -
Judge Speers' Tribute.
Macon, Ga., Jan. 11. An event un
usual in United States courts occurred
today when Judge Emory Speers, of
the Southern District of Georgia, paid
an eloquent tribute to Gen. John B.
Gordon. Judge Speers said: "In hn
or of such a noble and unselfish man,
of such a generous and broad-minded
American, no department of govern
ment can do too much. This court,
when it adjourns today, will stand ad
journed until the mortal remains cf
our illustrious countryman shall be
committed to hallowed rest in the
soil of the State and country he loved
and served so well.'-'