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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1904.
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Human Types The Moralist
Lessons From the Younjr Man Whom Jesus
Loved But Who Lacked One Tfainar.
Sermon toy the "Highway
Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 24, 1904.
Text: "Then Jesus beholding: him. loved
him, and said unto him, .One thing: thou
lackest." Mark 10:21.
HE world -is full of
people of splendid
whose ideals are
high and ' whose
lives are irre
have a sense of
and possibilities of
life. They are
ready to bear their
share of the bur
den of domestic, and social, 'and po
litical life, and are a wholesome fac
tor In the business world. The impress
of their lives is felt upon the communi
ty in which they live, and their Influ
ence, like the ripples on the bosom of
the lake, extends in ever-widening cir
cles from the center of private life to
the circumference of the life of the na
tion. People whose lives are a strength
to the home, a safeguard to the com
munity and a bulwark to the cation.
People of whom It can be said that the
world is better because they have lived,
and for whom when death has cut short
their careers there is sincere mourn
ing. Men and women who use their
time and abilities and resources to
wholesome and profitable ends; who do
not dissipate their energies upon the
mere sensual and fleshly desires and
appetites. Men and women, in short,
whom the world esteems and honors,
and whom God loves.
SUCH was the young man who came
to Jesus in the incident from which
our text is taken. He was a superior
type of young manhood. He was of a
high moral character. Unlike so many,
many young men, probably of his own
day, and certainly of to-day, he avoid
ed all of the indiscretions and excesses
and sins of youth. Notwithstanding the
fact that he was very rich, and hence ex
posed to great dangers and temptations
which so often prove the undoing of
rich young men, he found no time to sow
wild oats, but earnestly sought the high
est and best in life. What an example
he Is to the rich youth of to-day! Like
Daniel of old, although surrounded by
every luxury and the means to gratify
every whim and desire, he had purposed
In his heart that he would not be defiled
with the unclean and unwholesome and
undesirable things about him. A Jew
ish youth, familiar with the law, doubt
less the words of the Psalmist: "Where
withal shall a young man cleanse hi3
way? By taking heed thereto according
to Thy Word," had exerted an influence
over him which had made him strong
to choose the right. He knew the law
of God, for when Jesus quoted it he was
able to respond that not only did he
know the commandments, the frame
work of all the law, but he had kept
those commandments from his youth up.
He had honored his father and his moth
er. What a noble son he must have
been. How proud they must have been
of him. What store they must have
. set by him. He had never stolen from
- or defrauded his neighbor. He had
never been a tale bearer, witnessing
falsely against others. He was strictly
honest in word and deed, and he did
not forget the rights of his neighbor.
That was a good deal for a rich young
man to be able to. say. But he could
make these claims in sincerity of heart.
He was your pure type of the moralist,
and, thank God, there are a good many
people in the world who belong to that
AND "Jesus, beholding him, loved
him." I am glad that God's Word
did not fail to record this attitude of
Jesus towards this splendid young man,
for it emphasizes the fact that moral
wortn is held in high regard by God
and that He has a love for the moral
ist which is genuine and tender. And
here we must distinguish between the
" moralist who is such at heart and the
moralist who is only such in pretense
and when the eyes of his friends are
upon him. That this young man be
longed to the former class is certain,
for the eye of Jesus was quick to detect
any hypocrisy or sham, and He was
bold to expose and denounce such, and
if the young man before us had not
been genuine It would not have been
possible to say that Jesus beheld him
with loving eye. The hypocritical
Pharisees Were zealous moralists, and
delighted to parade their virtues and
hide from the gaze of the world their
secret corruption and sin. And they
have left in the world to-day a numer
ous seed. Men and women who make
a pretense of loving virtue and profess
ing to walk in the paths of honor aEd
rectitude, but whose lives in the shadow
of secrecy and obscurity are sadly at
variance with their profession. Men
and women who stand high in the es
teem of their loved ones and friends,
but men and women about whom it can
not be said, as in the case of this young
man, that "Jesus, beholding them, loves
them." But Jesus loved this young man
because of his real worth, because he
was sincere in his love for the good
and pure and the highest and best in
life. He loved him because he recog
nized the supreme authority of God's
law, and in so far as it was possible for
him to do, lived it out in his life. Jesus
loved him, and He has not ceased to love
those who possess such characters. I
repeat it again, that we find warrant for
believing and claiming that God be
holding the genuine moralist has for
him a special and real love.
and Byway' Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.J.
BUT this is not saying that Jesus
believed that this young man was
perfect, or that Ha was satisfied with
his high standard of life and living; in
fact, the subsequent words of Jesus clear
ly prove that Jesus yearned for a high
er and better experience for that young
man. God loves the moralist, not be
cause he Eatisfies the righteous demands
of God, sot because God does not see
beyond the moralist Infinite heights
which he can climb only by Divine
grace and help, but God loves him be
cause He, Who is the Incarnation of
righteousness and truth and holiness,
must love the feeble but brave efforts
of man to obey His righteous law. God
would rather have a man or woman live
a pure than an impure life. He would
prefer to have them honorable and use
ful and helpful members of society,
rather than a dishonor to themselves
and a menace to the community in which
they live. He would prefer to see a man
possessed of learning and skilled in the
arts and trades and professions of the
world than to have him ignorant and
shiftless and improvident. God has
placed no premium on sin or ignorance,
poverty or crime. God would not rather
look into a corrupt life than a life of
moral rectitude. He does not delight
Himself in the poorest and meanest and
lowest in human nature and life, and
turn with the frown of disapproval from
the highest and best of which the hu
man life 13 capable. The marvel of
God's grace, which can reach down to
the lowest depths of human need and
lift up to the highest possibilities in
Him, is another question for considera
tion. We are here taking man apart
from God's grace and estimating him
for his own intrinsic worth, and we say
that God Is ready to give to every man
his due. And in the sense in which
Jesus loved that young man of splendid
"life and great responsibilities and large
possibilities, eo God to-day loves the
men and women who belong to that
class. And the world owes to these a
great debt of gratitude.
BUT why did this young man come
to Jesus? That he did come Scrip
ture declares plainly, and that he came
seeking something which he did not
possess, and yet which he had a deep
consciousness he needed, Is evident from
the question which he abruptly asked
of Jesus. He had great riches, so that
there was nothing in all this world
which money could buy which he was
not able to secure. He had exalted po
sition, for he was a ruler, and young
at that. He had, best of all, high moral
integrity. He delighted in the law of
God and kept it as perfectly as human
flesh can keep the law of God. With
this pure exalted character must have
come an inward delight and satisfac
tion which the one wedded to sin can
never know, for it has been said that
"virtue is its own reward." But not
withstanding all this he was not satis
fied. He longed for something which
he knew he did not have. And eo he
seeks out Jesus, the Son of God, and
eagerly asks: "Good Master, what shall
I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
He knew he could not buy eternal life
with his riches. He knew his position
would not secure it for him. He had
the deep consciousness that notwith
standing his upright, pure and noble life
he could not enter God's presence and
claim it as his right. It was not a ques
tion of this life, but of the life which
is to come, which was troubling him.
It was the supreme question. Within
his own heart and life he could not find
the answer. He must go to the Lord
for that. And here is where we want to
lead you, dear man or woman, whom
God loves as He beholds your noble life
and self-sacrificing character. Perhaps,
as with this young man, you stand head
and shoulders above your fellows in
moral worth, high ideals and pure, noble
motives, but at your best ycu realize
deep down in your heart that there is
something beyond you, that you are not
satisfied, that the old, old question, the
supreme question, is constantly de
manding answer. You try to answer it
by a purer life, by more kindly, lovinc.
self-sacrificing deeds, but it is ever the
same question, and you cannot find
within your own heart or life-its an
swer: "What must I do to inherit eter
WE do not know how long this
young man had struggled with
this question, we do not know how long
you have wrestled with it, but we do
know this in connection with the young
man: He was dead in earnest, and
wanted an answer to his question. His
earnestness is evinced by the eagerness
with which he seeks out Jesus. Though
a young man of wealth and position, and
hence used to the dignities and proprie
ties of life, he comes running out upon
the public highway to overtake Jesus.
He was not content to sit in his luxuri
ous home and send his attendants to
Jesus, asking an audience. He could
not wait for that. He must see Jesus
and obtain from Him an answer to his
question, and so out of the house he ran;
down the dust-covered road, along
which the people were thronging after
Jesus, he sped and, indifferent to the
startled and curious gaze of the crowd,
he kneeled at' Jesus' feet and asked that
supreme question, which must come to
every heart: "What must I do to in
herit eternal life?" Dear friend out of
Christ, are you anxious enough to have
the supreme question of life answered,
to lay -aside dignity and position and
everything and seek Jesus ? Perhaps you
have.had others try to give you the an
swer to your question. Perhaps you have
sought human wirdom and reason to tell
you the way to eternal life. I am In
clined to think that this young man had
repeatedly asked this question of those
older and wiser than he, and perhaps he
had obtained answers, but they did not
satisfy his soul. He must see Jesus and
hear from His lips the answer. And
you, dear friend, must seek Jesus and let
Him tell you the answer to this supreme
question which, troubles every heart.
BEHOLDING this splendid young
man before Him, no trace of evil
in his glowing face, no insincerity in.
his honest eyes, Jesus looks lovingly
down upon him, but He dares to tell him
the truth. This is what God always does
to the soul, and the young man knew
Jesus told him the truth. The very fact
that he answered not a word, but went
away from Jesus' presence sad and deep
ly grieved, is proof that he recognized in
Jesus' words the voice of God to his soul,
and if he were not willing to yield obedi
ence to His commands, he could not in
herit eternal life. Jesus said to that dear,
noble young man, who had succeeded in
living such a splendid life: "One thing
thou lackest." So near to God and
eternal life that he lacked but one thing.
And that is the nearest that the moralist
can ever get to God and Heaven and
eternal life. The moralist needs, the
grace and mercy of God to give him
eternal life as much as the deepest-dyed
sinner. "One thing thou lackest," is
what God 6ays to every soul who has not
surrendered to Him his dearest treasure
and come and followed Jesus. The lack
of that one thing in that young man's life
was enough to blast his hopes of eternal
life. Clinging to his riches and turning
his back on Christ, he was absolutely
without hope for the life to come.' All
that that young man had, all that he was
In character, could not secure for hima
place in Heaven. One thing he lacked,
and that was absolute subjection and sur
render to God. And as the refusal of
that obedience vitiated all his other acts
of obedience, so It convicted him of un
righteousness and rebellion before God.
He preferred his riches and his position
in life to Christ and His service. And
how is it with you, dear friend, to whom
has come this supreme question? You
know you never yet have found its an
swer in your own splendid life, in your
own deeds. God's answer to your heart
is ever the same as it was to that splendid
moralist of old. "One thing thou lack
est." It is the Christ.
It rf ND he was sad at that saying, and
K went away grieved; for he had
great possessions." No sadder tragedy
is witnessed in Heaven or earth than
when the soul comes face to face with
the supreme question of eternal life and
then refuses to abide by the answer
which God gives. That young man was
concerned about his soul's welfare, but
not enough so as to obey the conditions
which God laid down. He was sad with
that sadness which comes from rejection
of God's claims. It was the first faint
pang of that eternal sadness and anguish
which his soul was to feel as it passed
from life here to eternal death beyond
the grave. Unless that young man re
pented of his choice made that day and
later surrendered all to God and followed
Jesus, we know that he did not inherit
eternal life, know that through all the
centuries which have passed since his
soul passed into the great beyond, it
has been shut out from the presence of
God and the joy and peace of Heaven
What folly he displayed that day! Cling
ing to his riches for a few short years
and then Death's cold hand robbing him
of all that he possessed and sending him
naked and without hope into the next
world. Went away sad and grieved and
without hope, when he might have gone
away with a new joy In his heart, and
eternal life as his rich possession.
NE thing thou lackest" Those
are blessed words, for they tell to
the soul that that which is lacking God
wants to supply. One thing that dear
young man lacked, and Jesus longed to
supply that lack. His hands were full
with the burden of riches. Jesus says
empty them of those perishable baubles
that I may fill them with the treasures
which are eternal. It is as though a
beggar were to come into the presence
of the rich man with his hands filled with
pretty pebbles picked from the beach.
The rich man holds out sparkling gems
in exchange for the cheap, common peb
bles. The beggar wants the gems but he
will not give up his pebbles. What folly!
"Throw away the pebbles and make
room for the glittering diamonds," we
cry. "But I would lose that which I
spent much time in gathering. That
which is pretty. That which I want."
"But," we exclaim, with impatience at
such blind and inexplicable folly, "sup
pose you do lose them, see what yon are
to get in return." And is it any less folly
for the soul to come into the presence of
Jesus and refuse to yield the perishable
things of this life in order that it may
receive that which it lacks of the riches
and fullness of God? "One thing thou
lackest," oh, soul. If you have not the
Christ, and that lack robs you in this life
and in the life to come. Are you going
away surrowful from the presence of the
Christ? You need not. As you are con
scious, even as was that young man, that
high moral integrity, and a life filled
with good works cannot save you, come
to Jesus and let Him supply the lack
'which is in your life and heart. Oh, how
Jesus yearns over you and longs to make
your life complete and give you hope for
the life to come! It may not be riches
which are standing in your way of salva
tion. It may be a proud heart which you
are not willing to yield to Him. It may
be a friendship or love which you are not
willing to give up if He should ask you so
to do. It is something. And while you
cling to It you are preventing yourself
from receiving the greater blessing.
You are losing the supreme blessing upon
you life. "One thing thou lackest." It
is the presence of the blessed Christ in
your life and heart. Will you not yield
all to Him and take up your cross daily,
and follow after Him? With all your
graces and virtues, with all your noble
character and generous deeds, you fall
short of the requirements of God. "One
thing thou lackest." It U the Christ.
FIRE III CHICAGO
A Scene of Wild Excitement In the
WAS PUT OUT WITHIN AN HOUR
Fifteen 1'emoiii More or Lena Seri-onl-
Ilnrt by the Initial Ei
plosion or by Contact With
Chicago, Jan. 24.- Fire broke out,
Saturday afternoon in the MaGonic
temple, a 20-story skyscraper, one
square east of the Iioquois theater.
Owing to the fact that upwards of 2,
000 people occupy the offices and stores
in the giant structure, the fire caused
Summoned by Automatic Alarm.
Firemen were summoned by an
alarm automatically sent in from the
rooms in which the fire began. The
firemen quickly made connections with
the stationary standpipe in the build
ing. Immediately, tons of water Hood
ed the floors where the smoke and
blaze was thickest.
Occupants of the building warned by
the suffocating clouds of smoke that
rose, through the many storied rotunda
and penetrated every corridor lost no
time in making efforts for safe exit.
Guards were stationed at each eleva
tor landing on every floor and . the
panic stricken people were hurried
from the building.
The origin of the fire was in an
explosion of chemicals in a doctor's
oflice on the fifth floor. The explosion
was a sufficient notice of danger to the
occupants of the floors immediately
above and below, but was unheard by
hundreds of other persons in tha vast
structure who received their wp.ming
when suddenly confronted with walls
of dense smoke.
Flames followed the explosion and
quickly spread to the floors above.
Men and women rushed wildly for the
stairs and elevators. So rapidly did
the immense skyscraper fill with
smoke that the firemen found it al
most impossible to work within the
Fire Ilairrd on Three Floor.
In a short time the fire was raging
on three floors containing many chem
ical establishments and doctors' of
fices. Further explosions were mo
mentarily feared. As at the Iroquois
catastrophe, Fire Marshal Musham
was scon personally on hand, and he
quickly warned his men of the dan
ger. From the top floor down the carriers
were jammed with passengers and a
number of women fainted in the cars.
The men for the most part retained
their senses. The elevator men stuck
to their work like heroes and contin
ued to run their lifts until it was said
that every person was out of the build
ing. Wreck of .Y-Ra- Apparatus.
The flames appeared first in the
suite of R. Friedlander & Co., manu
facturers of X-ray apparatus, on the
fifth floor. The explosion which was
the cause of the fire occurred in $10,
000 worth of vacum tubes which were
Btored in the suite. Smoke poured out
of the rooms which occupied the en
tire southwest corner of the skyscraper
facing Randolph street, directly
across the street from Marshall Field
& Co.'s huge retail store.
DodfclnK the Debris.
Armed with axes and picks, the fire
men broke door's and windows. la the
rotunda, at the bottom of the elevator
well, persons leaving the elevators
after descending in hairbreadth time
from the upper stories, were obliged
to dodge heavy beams and fragments
of stone and plaster falling in th3 ro
tunda from the fifth floor and breaks
ing jagged holes in the costly mosaic
Out Within 11 u Hour.
The fire was out within an hour. A
number of persons were injured as a
result of the fire. R. Friedlander, in
whose suite the fire originated, was
found unconscious on the floor. He
was overcome by smoke and chemical
fumes. Twelve girls in his employ
made their escape at the first alarm.
The injured were as follows:
Julius Ernest, stock clerk for Fried
lander; hands and face burned.
John Stack, stock boy for Fried
lander; slightly burned.
Henry Buehl, stock boy for Fried
lander; slightly burned.
Walter Davney, laborer; injured by
brokekn glass, and burned about face.
Walter S. Parker, advertising solicit
or; free burned.
W. C. Preston.
J. -B. Sullivan.
B. Smith, CO years old; thrown down
areaway by crowd in street opposite
the fTTe; taken to hospital unconscious.
Mnrder in the Second Degree.
St. Louis, Jan. 24. William. Phillips
was found guilty of murder In the sec
ond degree, and his punishment fixed
at ten years in the penitentiary, the
minimum penalty, by a jury in Judge
McDonald's court. Phillips fatally
Btabbed Henry Turk.
Golden Wedding: Celebration.
Sumner, 111., Jan. 24. Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Couchman celebrated their golden
wedding, Friday. Mr. Couchman is 75
years old, was born in this township
end always lived in it. Mrs. Couch
D3s is C9 years bid.
SENATOR BURTON INDICTED
The Senior Senator From Kansas
Indicted in Federal Court.
He Is Charged, in Nine Counts, With
Selling- His Official Influence
With the Postal Officials.
St. Louis, Jan. 2i. Joseph Ralph
Burton, senior United States senator
from Kansas, was indicted by the fed
eral grand jury Saturday morning.
-Ile is charged with accepting $?,500
$500 a month for five months Ircm
the Rialto Grain and Securities Co.
while a senator, for his services in in
terceding with the postmaster-genoral,
the chief postoffice inspector, and oth
er officials high in the post office department-to
induce them to render a
favorable decision on matters affecting
the permission of the Rialto company
to use the mails.
There are nine counts in the indict
ment against Senator Burton.
Specifically, he is accused of accept
ing the money from the Rialto com
pany, of which Maj. Hugh C. Dennis
is president and which has been classi
fied with "get-rich-quick" concerns, in
the form of a check on the Common
wealth Trust Co., November 22, 1002.
Hugh C. Dennis and W. B. Mahaney,
associated with him in the Rialto com
pany, are named in the indictment as
the men who made the check to Sena
The Rialto Grain and Securities Co.
lias been under investigation by the
state and federel authorities for sev
eral months, on account of internal
troubles and the complaints of men
who "invested" through it that its
business methods were Irregular.
Senator Burton's name was used as
a reference by the National Securi
ties Co., with offices in the Equitable
building, which were closed after be
ing raided under the personal supervi
sion of Circuit Attorney Folk.
BANK OFFICIALS ARRESTED.
President. Cashier and a Director
of the Defunct Indiana National
Dank of Elkhart Arrested.
Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 24. Justus L.
Broderlck and Wilson L. Collins, pres
ident and cashier of the defunct In
diana National bank, and Walter
Brown a director, were arrested by
United States Marshal Pettit subse
quent to the action of the federal
Broderick and Collins were already
under $5,000 "bonds having been ar
rested some weeks ago on affidavits
filed by the bank examiner.
The men have not yet succeed in ar
ranging their bonds.
FIFTEEN LIVES LOST.
Wreik of the Fonr-Masted Schooner
AuR-uatun Hunt On West
liampton, I.unn; Island.
New York, Jan. 24. Fifteen lives
were lost in the wreck of the four
masted schooner Augustus Hunt off
Westhampton, Long Island, Saturday.
Two others who were on board were
saved. Through the dense fog the
cries of the doomed crew appealed for
help, and the live savers tried repeat
edly to reach the wreck, but without
success, the heavy seas flinging back
the lifeboat, while the thick fog veiled
the schooner from sight and prevented
the use of any lines to reach the wreck.
NORWEGIAN TOWN BURNED.
The Small To iv 11 of Aalesund, or-w-,
a. Busy Seaport, De
stroyed by Fire.
Trondhjem, Norway, Jan 24. The
small town of Aalesund was practical
ly destroyed by fire Saturday, but so
far as ascertainable there was no loss
of life. Church, schoolhouse, shops
and three-quarters of the town have
Aalesund is a busy seaport trading
town of Norway, with over 8,000 inhab
itants. The destruction Is complete. The
entire population is homeless. The
loss is estimated at $1,000,000.
FORMER ST. L0UISAN DEAD,
James Clark, a Former St. Louis
Leather Manufacturer, Dead
at Plalnfleld, X. J.
St. Louis, Jan. 24. James Clark, who
prior to 1860 resided in this city, and
who was prominently identified with
the leather manufacturing business in
St Louis until 1897, died, Friday, of
pneumonia, at his home in Plainfield,
N. J., at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Clark was born in Westfield, N.
J., in 1821, and was a descendant of
Abram Clark, one of the signers of
Declaration of Independence.. In his
early twenties he came to St Louis,
and at the time of his death he was
the head of the James Clark Leather
corporation, which is known through
out the country.
His fortune is estimated at $10,000,
000, and consists largely of St Louis
HE HAS HIS CREDENTIALS.
State Senator Alhcrtson, of Pekln,
HI., Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Bloomington, 111., Jan. 24. State
Senator U. J. Albertson, of Pekin, and
who is one of the leading republicans
of central Illinois, has received bis
credentials from Senator Mark Hanna
as sergean t-at-ars for the republican
naional convention at Chicago. He an
nounced his acceptance of the post
FIRE WIPES OUT
SOUR LAKE, TEK,
Four Business Blocks of the Town
Reduced to Ashes.
LOSS AGGREGATING $300,000
The Flames Swept Through the
Frame Building's Like Kindling
Wood Xo Fire Department
Renders Citizens Powerless.
. Dallas, Tex., Jan. 25. The business
portion of Sour Lake was wiped out
by fire Sunday night The flames
caught among the frame buildings like
they were kindling wood and swept
on through the town, which was help
less. There is no fire department, and
it was only by almost superhuman ef
forts that the citizens checked the
flames and prevented the destruction
of the residence section. Four blocks
in all were reduced to ashes.
For a time it was thought the oil
fields would be ignited, but they are
so far from town that the flames did
The losses are in the neighborhood
of $300,000, only partly covered by in
surance, as the companies would .not
write large risks because of the in
flammable environment of the oil dis
tricts and the character of the build
ings, which were all frame.
The principal business institutions
in the fire district were the First na
tional bank, the Sour Lake national
bank, post office, telephone exchange,
Oriental hotel, Spencer Drug Co.,
White Oil Co.'s building. Southern Pa
cific station, electric light plant, and
a score or more of small business con
cerns in tents, all of which are be
lieved to have been burned. The town
had about 10,000 inhabitants.
Telegraph wires are down and in
formation from there is meager. A
telephone message from Sour Lake at
10:30 Verifies former reports. Four
blocks of business concerns were
Sour Lake is in darkness, and a
strong patrol of citizens is maintained
around goods piled upon the ground
to keep away thieves.
The origin of the fire has not been
definitely determined. Some attribute
it to incendiarism, others say it was
from a deiective flue, and still others
declare a gasoline stove exploded and
started the flames.
There was no loss of life or serious
injuries. The people had to fight the
fire almost exclusively with water
buckets. Fifteen hundred feet of fire
hose had been purchased by the city,
but no water system or general ap
paratus for its use had been provided.
BROTHER KILLS HIS SISTER.
Shot Her While She W Asleep,
Then Cut Her Throat and Final
ly Beheaded Her.
Dunkirk, N. Y., Jan. 25. Miss Han
nah Hall, 30 years of age, was mur
dered Sunday at her home in Van
Buren by her brother, Isaac Hall, who
gave himself up to the police. . Hall,
who is 33 years old, declares that he
obeyed the divine behest when he
killed his sister. He attacked her
when she was asleep, first shooting
her. Then, dragging the wounded
woman through the house, he cut her
throat, and finaly placed her neck
across a chopping block and com
pletely severed the head from the
body. Hall and his sister lived alone,
both parents being dead. Until this
time Hall was considered a model
farmer, and his sister was a great fa
vorite. Hall was religiously inclined,
and there was no doubt that he sud
denly became insane.
COLONEL LYNCH LIBERATED.
The Irish Commander Was Tried
and Convicted of Treason nnd
Sentenced to Life Term.
London, Jan. 25. The Daily Tele
graph says this morning it under
stands that Col. Arthur Lynch, who
commanded the Irish brigade against
the British forces during the war in
South Africa, and who was afterwards
convicted of treason and sentenced to
imprisonment for life, was Sunday
morning liberated "on license." Lynch
has not received the royal pardon.
Col. Lynch will enjoy personal lib
erty and nfay even leave the coun
try should he care to do so, but not
having received the royal pardon, he
is disqualified from sitting In parlia
ment and from holding any public of
fice. Capt. Streeter" Taken to Prison.
Chicago, Jan. 25. "Captain" George
Wellington Streeter was taken to Joli
et penitentiary Sunday after a long
legal fight. Capt. Streeter was con
victed of complicity in the killing of
a private watchman named Kirk, who,
with others, was guarding property
against squatters in the so-called "Dis
trict of Lake Michigan."
MRS. BECHTEL ACQUITTED.
Verdict of Not Guilty Rendered la
the Trial of Aged Mother
at Allentovrn, Ia.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 25. Mrs. Cath
erine Bechtel, the aged mofher of Ma
bel Bechtel, who was found murdered
last October, was Saturday acquitted
of the charge of being an accessory
to the murder after the fact Her trial
occupied nine days, and the jury delib
erated one hour before rendering the
verdict of not guilty.
MURDER REMAINS UNSOLVED
Authorities at Bedford, Ind., Have
Made Many Arrests.
All Sorts of Rumors Are Afloat and
the People of the Town Are
Much Excited. )
Bedford, Ind!, Jan. 25. The myste
rious murder of Miss Sarah Schafer
remains unsolved, and few develop-'
ments have aided in establishing any
clew. A well-known young man of
this city, who is a member of the
senior class at the state university at
Bloomington was closeted Sunday aft
ernoon with Detective Hathing and
other officers. He explained his
whereabouts on the night of the mur
der. The reason for the Investiga
tion, it is alleged, was a story told by
Miss Schafer's roommate and corrob
orated by Mrs. Smith, that the young
man was requested on one occasion
to leave Miss Schafer's room because
of objectionable conduct.
A telephone message was received
Sunday by the officials from a woman
in Louisville, the purport of which was
that if they would see her she would
"give them information concerning the
murder of Sarah Catherine Schafer."
Marshal Russel and Sheriff Smith left
for Louisville. An effort was made
to conceal their movements.
The police and detectives, together
with Mayor Smith and Prosecutor
Stephenson, are of the belief that they
have the murderer of Miss Sarah
Schafer in the person of a man ar
rested at Crothersville, whose clothes
are spotted with blood. His face
bears numerous scratches, and upon
the back of his head are several
wounds inflicted with some frail in
strument, probably an umbrella. In
his pocket was a letter so old that it
is hardly legible, but on the back is
a picture resembling those published
of Miss Schafer.
The gave his name as Fred Bran
ham. He was arrested after attempt
ing to hold up a saloon-keeper at
Crothersville. Branham asserts that
his home is Columbus, Ind., but he
says he has not been in Indianapolis
for several years.
At least twenty-five unimportant
witnesses and suspicious characters
have been examined and discharged
by the board of Inqy. -v.
Rumors of alV sorts- are afloat, and
the people of the town are much ex
cited. Quarrymen have flocked Into
town in crowds, and it is believed that
u tne murderer is arrested he will bo
THIRTEEN MEN RESCUED. 1
Jmuped From the Sinking: Tag Cas
cade After Severe Battle In
Snow Storm and Ice Floes. 1
Lorain, O., Jan. 25. In an effort to
save some of the craft swept into the
lake by Friday's flood, the Balti
more & Ohio Railroad Co.'s tug Cas
cade was sunk about a thousand feet
off this port Sunday afternoon, after
a severe battle with a heavy wind
and snow storm and great ice floes.
The 13 men of the crew were rescued
from an ice pack, where they had
jumped when fee tug began to go
down. They had been under exposure
for an hour and were in distress.
There is about 40 feet of water where
the tug sank, and an effort will be
made to raise it when the weather
clears. The tug was value at $20,000.
NEGRO SAFE BLOWER CAUGHT
Detected in the Act of Blowing: the
Safe in the Office of the Louis
ville Nashville Railway.
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 25. Sam Baugh
man, colored, was detected in blowing
the safe in the ticket office of the
Louisville & Nashville railway Sun
day. He had demolished and scattered
tickets and papers over the floor, and
was placing blasting powder in the
safe when detected by J. W. West, the
ticket agent Baughman jumped
through a window, West firing at him.
The machinist who opened the safe
said the entire building and other
buildings would have been demolish 3d
had the fuse been lighted
THE SERVICE-PENSION BILL.
It Proposes to Give Every Soldier
Who Served Ninety Days in the
Civil War If 12 Per Month. ;
Washington, Jan. 25. The effort to
pension every surviving union soldier
of the civil war continues. Another
measure in that behalf has just been
introduced. It proposes to give $12
per month to every union soldier who
served 90 days in the civil war, but
not until he has reached 62 years of
age. Within three or four yearn this
age limit will have run, and let in the
last survivor. The pension is also for
go to the soldier's widow if they were
legally" married prior to 1890. The
bill is said to meet the very general
approval of the old soldiers. The sol
diers of long service grumble because
those who served only 90 days are put
upon an equality with themselves.
TO ORGANIZE UNION BANK.
Chlcasro Labor Leaders Propose ta
Handle the Funds of AH the
Chicago, Jan. 25. Having $8,500,000
to their credit in local banks, Chicago
trade unions have started a movement
for a trades union, bank, with the
union label over the door. The prop
osition, If successful, the labor men
say, will be the initiative for similar
institutions in every city and town of
Importance in the United States.