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Dr. Talmage Draws a Lesson from j
a Noble Woman's Life.
Helpful Word* For Those En- j
gaged In Alleviating Human
Distress. Assured cf a Rich
Reward Hereafter.
Dr. Tallage, who is stilitraveliig id
northern Europe, has forwarded ihe
following report of a sermon in -which
he utters helpful words to all nho arc
engaged in alleviating human di.-tr<;3tes
and shows how such work wiil bs
crowDed at the last; text. Acts ix, 39,
l'Acd ail ihe widow? stood by him
weeping and showing Limthe coacs asd
garments which Dorcas made while she
was with them."
Joppa is 3 most absorbing city of the
orient Into Lei harbor once floated the
rafta of Lebanon cedar from which the
temples of Jerusalem were built, Solomon's
oxen drawing the logs through the
town. Here Napoleon had 500 prison-1
ers massacred. 0?e of the most magniScent
charities of -the centuries was J
started in this seaport by Dorcas, a wo- j
man with herneedle embroidering name j
ineffaceably into the beneficence of the
world. I see her sitting in yonder j
home. In the doorway and around
about the building and in the room i
where she sits are the pale faces of the
poor. She listens to their plaint, she
pities their woe, she makes garments
for them, she adjusts the manufactured
articles to suit the bent form of this
invalid woman and to the cripple that
comes crawling oa his hands and knees.
She gives a coat to this one. she gives
sandals to that one. With the gifts
she mingles prayers and tear;; and Christian
encouragement. Then she goes
out to be greeted oa the street corners
by those whom she has blessed, and all
through the street the cry is heard,
".-Dorcas is coming!" The sick look up
gratefully into her fase as she puts her
hand on the burning brow, and the lost
and the abandoned start up with hope
aii they hear her gentle voice, as though
aa angel had addressed them, and as
she goes out the lane eyes half put out
with sin think they see a halo of light
about her brow and a trail of glory ia
her pathway. Ehat night a half paid
shipwright climbs the hill and reaches
home and seas his little boy well clad
and says, "Where did these clothes
com8 from?" And they tell him,
'Dorcas has been here." In another
place a woman is trimming a lamp.
Dorcr.s bought the oil. In another
place a family that had not been at
table for many weeks are cathered now,
dimmed Dy tne Dnnamg mists uisi gu
ap from the river of death. In every
forsaken place in that town, wherever
* there is a sick child and no balm, wherever
there is hunger and no bread, wherever
there is guilt and no commiseration,
wherever there is a broken heart
and no comfort, there are despairing
looks and streaming eye. and frantic
gesticulations as they cry, "Dorcas is
They send for the apostle Peter, who
happens to be in the suburbs of the
place, stopping with a tanner of the
name of Simon. Peter purges his way
through the crowd around the door and
btands in the presence of the dead.
What demonstration of grief all about
him! Here stand so-ne of the poor J
people, who show the garments which {
this poor womr.a had <s:_uf for them j
Their grief cannot lo Tr..- j
apostle Peter wants to perform a u. r j
acle. He will not do it amid the <.z j
cited crowd, so he orders that che who;e
room be cleared. The door is shut
against tne populace. The apostle
stands now with the dead. Oh, it is a
serious moment, you Know, ween you
are along with a lifeless body! The
apo3tle gets down on his knees and
prays, and then he comes to the life
less form of this one all ready for the
sepulcher, and in the strength of him
who is the- resurrection he cries,
"Tabitha, arise!" There is a stir in
the fountains of life; the heart flutters;
the nerves thrill; the cheek flashes;
the eye opens; she sits upi
We see in this subject Dorcas the
disoiple, Dorcas the -benefactress,
Dorcas th* ^.^rnted, Dorcas the resur
If I had not seen that word disciple
in my text, I would have known this
woman wa3 a Christian. Such music
as that never came from a heart which
is net chorded and strung by divine
grace. Before I show you the needlework
of this woman I want to show
you her regenerated heart, the source of J
a pure life and of all Christian charities.
I wish that the *ives and mothers
and daughters and sisters of all the
earth would imitate Dorcas in her discipleship.
Before you cross the threshold
of the hospital, before you enter
upon the temptations and trials of tomorrow,
I charge you in the name of
God and by the turmoil and tumult of
the judgment day, 0 women, that you
attend to the first, last and greatest
duty of your life?the seeking for God
and being at peace with hiai. When
the trumpet shall sound, there will be
an uproar and a wreck of mountain
and continent, and no human arm can
help you. Amid the rising of the dead
and amid the boiling of yonder sea and
amid the live, leaping thunders of the
flying heavens calm and placid will be
every woman's heart who hath put her
trust in Christ?calm notwithstanding
all the tumult, as though the fire in the
heavens were only the gildings of an
autumnal suneet, as though the peal of
the trumpet were only the harmony of
an orchestra, as though the a*ful voices
of the sky were but a group of friends
bursting through a gate way at cvcntime
with laughter and shouting, "Dorcas
the disciple!" Would God ibat e?cry
Mary and Martha woulu this day sit
down at the feet of Jesus!
Further, we see Dorcas the benefactress.
History has told the story of the
crown; epic poet has sung cf the sword;
the pastoral poet, with his verses full
of the redolence of clover tops and arustle
with the silk of the corn, his
sung zbc praises of ths picv- I tell *
you the praises of the need!*. From \
the iig leaf robe prepared ic the gar \
den of Elen to the last stitoh taken on j
the garment for the poor the needle has
wrought wonders of kindness, generosity
and benefaction It adorned the girdle
of the high priest, it fashioned the
.v. ?.--i
for Dorcas has brought bread.
But there is a sudden pause in that
woman's ministry. They say: "Where
is Dorcas? Why, we haven't seen her
for many a day. Where is Dorcas?"
And one of these poor people gees up
and knocks at the door and finds the
mystery solved. All through the
haunts of wretchedness the news comes,
"Dorcas is sick!" No bulletin flashing
from the palace gate telling the stages
of a king's disease is more anxiously
waited for than the news from this
benefaotress. Alas, for Joppa there is
wailing, wailing! That voice which
has uttered so many cheerful words is
hushed; that hand which has made so
many garments for the poor is cold and
still; the star whici had poured light
into the midnight of wretchedness is
curtains m ice anciem, lauciuAuic, *?.
cushioned the chariots of Kin? Solomon
it provided the robes of Qaeen Elizabeth,
and in high places and in low
j places, by the fire of the pioneer's back
log and under the flash of the chandeier,
everywhere, it has clothed nakedness,
it has preached the gospel, it has
| overcome hosts of penury and want
with the warcry of ''Stitch, stitch,
stitch!" The operatives hare found a
livelihood by it, and through it the
mansion- of ihe employer are constructed.
Amid the greatest triumphs in all
ages and lands, I set down the conquests
of the needle. I admit its crimes
i aumit its cruelties. Ic has had more
j martyrs than the fire; it has punctured
I tbe eye; it lias piereea tne sice; u nas i
struck weakness into the lungs; it has
gent madness into the brain; it has
filled the potter's field: it has pitched |
whole armies of the suffering into crime
and wretchedness and woe. Bat now
that 1 am talking of Dorcas and her
ministries to the poor, 1 shall speak
only of the charities of the needle.
This woman was a representative of all
j those who make garments for the destitute.
who knit socks for the barefooted,
j who prepare bandages for the lacerated,
J who fix up boxes of clothing for misj
sionaries, who go into the asylams of
| the suffering and destitute, beariag
. nri-iarval 14 Q1 {J ht f.ir the blind
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and hearing for the deaf, and which
makes the lame man leap like a hart
and brings the dead to life, immortal
health bounding in rheir pulses. What
a contrast between the practical benev'
olence of this woman and a great deal
j of the charity of this day! This wo|
man did not spend her time idly plan!
ning how the poor of the city of Jop
pa were to be relieved; she took her
needlft aod relieved them. She was
| not like those persons who sympathize
I with imaginary sorrows, and go out in
| the street and laugh at the boy who has
I up?et his basket of oold victuals, or
like that charity which makes a rousing
speech on the benevolent platform
or?r? orrt^a <->111 to kick the beeear from
I ~? ? - -ww^
I the step, crying, "Hush your miserable
j howling!" Sufferers of the worid want
not so much theory as practice; not
so much smiles as shoes, so much tears
as dollars; not so much kind wishes
as loaves of bread, not so much
uG-od bless you!" as jackets and frocks.
I will put one earnest Christian man,
hard working, against five thousand
mere theorists on the subject of charity.
There are a great many who have
fitie ideas about church architecture
who never in their life helped to build
a church. There are men who can give
! you the history of Buddhism and Mo
j hammedanism who never sent a farthing
for evangelization. There are wo!
men who talk beautifully about the
suffering of the world, who never had
the courage, like Dorcas, to take the
needle and assault it.
I am glad that there is not a page of
the world's history which is not a
record oi' female ^ benevolence. Grod
sajs to all lands and people, Come
now aaci near tne widow s mite racue
' down into the poor box. The Princess
| of Conti sold all her jewels that she
! might help the famine stricken. Qneen
j Blanche, the wife of Louis VIII of
| France, hearing that there were some
! persons unjustly incarcerated in the
I prisons, went out amid the rabble and
j took a stick and struck the door as a
signal that they might all strike it,
and down went the prisoa door,- and
! /vnf noma tT>? -nriBrtriprS OrJAAn iVfjmd.
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the wife of Henry I, went down amid
the poor and washed their sores and
adminibtered to them cordials. Mrs.
lietson, at Matagorda, appeared on the
battlefield while the missiles of death
were flying around and cared for the
wounded. Is there a man or woman
who has ever heard of the civil war in
America who has not heard of the
woman of the panitary and Christian
commissions or ine fact that before the
smoke had gone up from Gettysburg
and South Mountain the women of the
north met the women of the south on
the battlefield, forgetting all their animosities
while they bound up the
wounded and closed the eyes of the
slain? Dorcas, the benefactress.
I come now to speak of Dorcas, the
lamented. When death struck down
that good woman, oh, how much sorrow
there was in the town of Joppa! I
suppose there were women there with
larger fortunes, women, perhaps, with
handsomer faces, bat there was no grief
at their departure like this at the death
of Porcas. There was not more turmoil
and upturning in the Mediterranean
sea, dashing again&t the wharfs at
that seaport, than there were surging3
to and fro of grief because Dorcas was
dead. There are a great mmy who go
out of life acd are unmissed. There
may be a very larg-j funeral, there may
be a great many carriages and a plumed
hearse, there may high sounding
eulcgiums, the bell may toll at the
cemetery, there may be a very fine marble
shaft reared uver the resting place,
but the whole thing may be a falsehood
aud a sham. The church of God has
lost nothing the world has lost nothing,
the world has lost nothing. It is only
a nuisance abated. It is only a grumbler
ceasine to find fault. It is only
an idler stopped yawning. It is only a
dissipated fashionable parted from his
%ine cellar, while on the other hand no
useful Christian leaves this world without
being missed.
The church of God cries out like the
prophet, "Howl, fir tree, for the cedar
h3s fallen!" Widowhood comes and
shows the garments which the departed
bad made. Orphans sre lifted up to
look into the calm face of the sleeping
benefactress. Reclaimed vagrancy
comes and kisses the cold brow of her
who charmed it away from sin, and all
through the streets of Joppa there is
mourning?mourning because Dorcas is
dead. When Josephine of France was
carried out to her grave, there were a
great many men and women of pomp
and pride and position that went out
after her, but I am mostaffected by the
story of history that on that day there
were ten thousand of the poor of France
who followed her coffin, weeping and
waning unui cue air rang again, oeuause
when they lost Josephine they lost their
last earthly friend. Oh, who would not
rather have such obsequies than ail the
tears that were ever poured in ' he lachrymals
that have been exhumed from ancient
cities? There may be no mas3 for
the dead; there may be no oostly sarcophagus;
there may be no elaborate
mausoleum, but in the damp cellars of
the city and throngh the lonely huts of
the mountain glen there will be mourning,
mourning, mourning, because Dorcas
is dead. " Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord; thpy rest from their la*
i i t 1 #11 . il . n
Dors, ana tneir v-vs qo iouow mem.
I speak to yon of Dorcas the resurrected.
The ?pos.:j came to where she
was and said, "Arise, and she sat up!"
In what a short compass the great
writer put that "She sat up!" Oh, what
a time there must have been around
fthes the apostle her j
out an^nsf her Old frisads' flov? the;
tears t:? joy must have started! What a
clappisg of hands thsre must have
been! \Vhat singing: What laughter:
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J50UD0. IC 3Ji tnrongu tii&i, laue. ju-ju a-i j
Joppa hear it! Dorcas is resurrected! [
You and I have seen the same thing
many a time, not a dead body resuscitated,
but the deceased coming up again
after death in the good accomplished.
If a man labors up to 50 years of age,
serving God, and then dies we are apt
to think that his earthly work is doue.
No. His influence on earth will continue
till the world ceases Services for
Christ never stop. A Christian woman
toils for the upbuilding of a church
through many anxieties, through many
self denials, with prayers and tears,
and then she oics. It is 15 years since
! the went away. Now the spirit of God
descends upon that church, hundreds
of sou's stand up and cosfess the faith
of Christ, Has that Christian woman,
who went away 15 years ago, nothing to
do with these thines? 1 see the flower
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| ccho of her footsteps in all the songs
j over sins forgiveD, in all the prosperity
of the church. The good that seemed
j to be buried has come up ag^in. Dorcas
is resurrected!
| After awhile all these "womanly
friends of Christ will put down their
needle forever. After making garments
for others, some one will make a
garment for them; the last rob.? we ever
wear?the robe for the grave. You
will have heard the last cry of pain.
You wili have witnessed thclastorphauage.
You will have cotne in worn cut
from your last ronnd of mercy. I do
not kuow where you will &leep, nor
what your epitaph will be, but there
will be a lamp burning at that tcmb,
and an angel of God guarding it, and
through all the loug night no rude foot
will disturb the da:?t. S!e?p on, sleep
ou! Soft bed, pleasant shadows, undisturbed
repose! Sleep on!
Asleep io Jesus! Blessed sleep
From which cone ever make to weep!
Then one day there will be a sky
rending and a whir of wheels and the
hash of a pageant, armies marching,
chains clanking, banners waving, thunders
booming, aud that Christian woman
will rise from the du>t, and she
will be suddenly surrounded?surrounded
yb the wanderers of the street
whom she reclaimed, surrounded by
the wounded souls to whom she had
administered. Daughter of God, so !
strangely surrounded, what means this? i
It mea.us that reward ha3 come, that ;
the victory is won, that the crown is i
ready, that the banquet is spread, i
Shout it through all the crumbling !
earth. Sing it through all the flying !
neavens Dorcas is resurrected!
In 1355, when some of the soldiers j
came back from the Crimean was to
T s -rtn?i_?j !
isaiaKiva, lnKensaQu auu i^cvaswpui.
As the queen gave these to the wound[
ed men and tbe wounded efficers the
bands of music struck up the national
air, and the people, with streaming
eyes, j.)5.nei in the song?
God save our gracious quoen!
L->rg live our noble queen!
God save the queen!
Aad then they shouted, "Huzza, huzza!"
Oh, it was a proui day for those
returned warriors! But a brighter,
better, and gladder day will coma when
Christ shall gather thc.3e who have
toiled in his tt-i v:ce, good soldiers of
Jpsus Christ. He shall rise before
them, and in the presence of all the
glorified of heaven he will say, "Well
done, good and faithful servant," and
then he will distribute the medals of
eternals victory, not inscribed with
works of righteousness which we have
done, but with those four great battlefields
dear to earth and dear to heaven
?Sethelhem. Nazareth, (iotiiscmane,
The Allied Forces Capture the City of
Tien Tsin.
After another pitched battle the allied
forces captured the city of Tien
Tsin. The city was occupied by the
international troops who found dead
Chinese lying about the streets in hundreds.
Though the taking of the city
will have the cffect of discouraging the
Boxers, the total loss to the foreigners
is thought to be 1,200 dead and wounded.
The Chinese is said to have been
over 3,000.
The following additional c Ci&llri O* j
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tee auiea iorces stiaok oa me uau>c i
city city of Tientsin reached here t-.;day
from the Associated Press correspondent
with the allies: "Tientsin,
Friday Midnight. After a day of hard
fighting and having lain for hours in
the shallow, hastily dug trenches, full
of water, and suffering from hunger
and thirst, the two battalions of the
Ninth Infantry that participated in the
attack on Tientsin retired under cover
of the darkness, the British sailors assisting
them to withdraw by firing volleys
to cover of their retirement.
The Americans brought out all of
their wounded under a terrific fire.
The total loss of the Americans was
A report has been forwarded by
Count von Usedom, captain of the
German second clas3 cruiser Eertha,
of the capture of the native city of
Tientsin by the allied forces. The report
says: 1'Scarcely any resistance
was experienced when the Americans,
British and Japanese finally stormed
the walled native city on the afternoon
of July 14. Fighting was still in
progress on the east side of the town,
where the Russians were trying to seize
a Chinese camp and citadel."
Wants to Fight
- * **
The suggestion comes irom Jiacon t
that the time is now ripe for the col- j
oreu washerwomen of the South iy stitle
scores, with the Chinese, who
have invaded their sphere of cud avyr
and largely superseded the^a is a business
which had been peculiarly their
own from a time whence the memory
of man runneth not to the contrary.
In Macon, a day or two ago, according
to the News, a big, fat, ebon-hued 1
washerwomen with a bundle of clothes i
on her head, was heard to say that if ;
the United States government would
f-al-rt ffrnnpi! as soldiers, she would vol- <
unteer and go to fight the Chinese, and j
that she knew of a number of others
who would do the same thing. "We .
kin git up sis cumpnic-s in Macon," i
she said, "an' I know I kin whip a <
whole pa3sle o' dem Chinamens; dat's i
ji3twhat I kin."
Of Kentucky Republicans Being*
orougni uui in uour:
Governor Taylor Furnished Some
of the Money Used to Bring
in the Murderers to
In the trial of Caleb Powers charged
with complicity in the murder of Gov.
Goebel, which has been in progress for
several days at Frankfort, Ky., John
A. JBiack, a banker and Republican of
prominence, was the first witness on
Wednesday. He said Powers came to
him in January to advise him as to the
propriety of the mountain organization
tnKinV> c!o!^ T^/xTxra-ra Tir/sa trnf 1i r?rr nr*
?T invu ut jaiu jl unw to nao guvviug
"I asked Powers," said witness,
"what sort of a crowd he was getting
up and he said he was organizing an
armed mob to go to Frankfort. I discouraged
this and told him it would injure
the Republican party, would be a
stigma on our end of the State and
ought to be abandoned. Powers, however,
insisted that the mob should be
formed. His idea wa3 that it would
intimidate the legislature."
Black, continuing, said: ''I saw Powers
later and again remonstrated against
the mountain mob going to Frankfort.
Powers told me it was being formed
with the approval of Governor Taylor,
Finley and other Republican leaders
at Frankfort. Finley also came to me
and endeavored to get me to cooperate
with them. I protested bitterly. Pow
ers became very angry with me on account
of the position I took 1 tried
to dis&uade them from organizing the
dirty band and told him to send good
citizens, people of influence, if any."
A check from Chas. Finley to the
Louisville and Nashville railroad for
$1,000 for transportation of the men to
Frankfort was produced by Black in ren-v.se
to a question from the prosecuW.
H. Culton, who is under indictment
as an accessory to the killing of
Governor Goebel, was called next.
Counsel for the defense raised a
point against the competency of Culton
-13 a witness, he being under indietment
along with Powers and others as
* conspirator and not having been tried.
The jury was exoluded during the argument
of the point.
Judge Cantrill ruled that while at
o<>mmon law Powers could not testify
that rule was abrogated under the law
of thi3 State and that Culton is a competent
witness, the right to testify being
a personal privilege The court
instructed Culton that he might or
might not testify as he desired and if
he did so, he was not compelled to tell
anything that would criminate himself.
Calton replied that he was testifying
of his own free will.
Culton said he attended a coaferonce
at Frankfort in January at which Powers
and others were present and the
matter of bringing mountain men to
the State capital was beiDg discussed.
Hamp Howard, Frank Cecil and other
mountain men were asked by Powers
how many they could bring from Harlan,
Bell and other counties.
They promised to bring from 50 to
200 from each of the counties. Powers
said, according to the witness, that
when the men arrived at Frankfort they
would give the Democratic legislature
30 minutes in which to settle the contests,
"and if they did not settle it in
that time they would kill every one of
Culton continued: "The mountain
men arrived in Frankfort, January 25.
They numbered from 1,000 to 1,200 men.
Those who carried guns had them stacked
in the office of the commissioner of
agriculture and each man was given a
tag corresponding with a number on his
gun. After holding the meeting in the
State house yard, the larger parr of the
crowd was sent home."
Culton said Henry Youtsey told him
he had found a way Goebel could be
killed and no one found out who did it.
Youtsey said it could be done from the
secretary of state's ofihe, and showed
some steel bullets. Witness told Youtsey
such a thing should not be done.
Ex-Gov. Bradley had told witness of
hearing that Goebel was to be killed,
and said it mu3t not be done. Witness
saw Youtsey again and the latter &aid
the idea had been abandoned.
Powers, the witness alleged, distributed
money among the various captains
who were to bring the mountaineers
to Frankfort. He did not know
whence the money came, tie declared
Gov. Taylor furnished him(Culton) the
ut-j&ey to bring the Jackson county
jf.-wi Witness said Gov. Taylor did
D<;t w.;ct cite -nountain men to go home.
He wvDt -u H rry Howard and others,
at Taylor's iasi-yce, and told them the
governor wanted them to remain and
not go home as Powers wished.
On the day of the Van Meter-Berry
contest in the legislature the witness
said Taylor sent orders by him to assist
Adjt. Gen. Dixon to have the troops in
the arsenal ready to be called cue at a
moment's notice.
After the assassioation Culton said
Powers came to him and told him to
write to the pities who were in conference
and tell them they had better
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they were liable to be connected with
the murder. Witness told him it would
be dangerous to write, and Powers said j
he would do it himself. The prosecution
produced a box of cartridges for
the witness to inspect. Cultou said j
the cartridges were like those Youtsey
showed him when talking about killing
Powers gave witness badges for the
mountain men who remained in Frankfort,
go they could distinguish their
own men from others.
Culton dec'.ared th-\t while in jail
with Powers at Frankfurt lowers
begged him loi :<_ gu uu the witness
stand in :? <: heiring of his (Culton't)
Uiut.ou lor bail. Witness told Powers
he wanted to get bail, as his family
needed him.
Powers told him he would see to it
that his family was provided for if witness
would agree not to go on the stand.
Witness refused.
;,Is it not true," asked Attorney
Owens, for the defense, "that you used
over $1,000 belonging to the funds in
your charge while a clerk in the auditor's
effije and that Auditor Stone was
compelled to make your shortage
"It is not true. I was not short, and
Auditor Stone did not have to pay anything
on my account. There was a
question about the legality of some
jlaims allowed in my department."
Culton was asked if he had cot been
: isdietcd ior fcrgs?? h Jaoifjs connty. j
; He answered that he wis indicted for j
i the technical oSense of signing another j
j man's name to a petition for the baildI
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Witness was asked about visiting !
Col. Campbell and others of the prosecution.
He denied that he had been
promised immunity.
In becoming a witness in the Powers
case he was following the advice of his
father?Judge Culton. Mr. Owens
asked how it happened that tho witness,
although in jail at Frankfort, is here
merely under guard. Culton said the
commonwealth consented that he might
remain under guard appointed.
A colloquy followed, the defense attempting
to show intimacy between
Culton and the prosecution and that a
discrimination was being made between
Cultou and the other defendants.
A number of questions were askud
by the defense to snow that Cultou's
evidence is now at variance with that
given in his application for bail at
During the severe lire of interrogatives
on cross examination of Culton,
the defendant, Powers, sat with his
eyes riveted on the witness.
Culton was asked to again relate the
conversation between him and ex-Grov.
Bradley regarding a report that G-oebel
was to be killed. Culton said Bradley
told him he understood 12 men had
been picked for that purpose and said:
'That must not be done under any
Culton was a*ked if powers did not
come to him after the assassination and
ask him if he knew anything that
would lead to the discovery of the assassin.
Witness could not recall such
a conversation. Culton concluded his
testimony at 2:30, having been in the!
witness box a total of over seven hours. |
Mias Annie Weist, of Louisville,
State Auditor Sweeney's stenographer,
testified that Henry Youtsev came into
her office the day of the Van MetreBerry
contest and told her she would
better leave the state house, as trouble
was likely to occur. Youtsey had a
rifle in his hand at the time. Shortly
after the shooting Assistant Secretary
of state Matthews stationed two men
with guns at the door of the building
with orders to allow no one to enter or
leave the building.
Robert Noaks, a railroad conduotor,
was called. Noaks said John and Caleb
.Powers and Chas. Finley conferred
with him in November after tne election
relative in bringing armed men to
Frankfort at the time of the meeting of
t ? _i_ _ . i J
tne otate eiecuon commission ooaxu.
They told him they wanted him to
briag as many men as he coald, and
that when they reached Frankfort they
shonld act in snch a manner as to give
the governor a chance to call out the
militia. The object was explained
to the witness as an effort to intimidate
the eleotion commissioners.
Noaks told of being asked by Caleb
Powers to get a company of militia
composed of men who would fight. He
also asked Noakes to get smokelss powder
cartridges. He secured a company
and it was mustered in. Then Powers
directed him to charter two trains and
bring his company to Frankfort. Chas.
Finley objected and warned Noaks not
to do that, and proposed to hire the
trains. Noaks' next statement created
a sensation.
He was asked:
';Did Powers ever say anything to
rnn ahnnfc (roehel?"
"Yes, lie was on my train one day
and said: 'The contests won't amount
to anything and when Goebel is dead
and in h? there is not another man in
the State who can hold his party together.'
"Finley sent us a train from Louisville,
Tihich carried the men on Jan.
25. At Richmond, Culton got on the
train and told us when we arrived at
Frankfort we should say we were going
to petition the legislature. I told the
boys to carry their guns as naturally as
if hunting, and not in a military position.
After we got to the State house
John Powers told me to stand closer to
the executive building, as I might get
hurt. He said: 'Some of our men are
are upetaira and when Goebel and those
other fellows come in they are going to
do the work for them.'
4T told him this must not be done.
He told me to keep cool. I went back
into the secretary of state's office.
Caleb Powers said: 'Bob, I understand
you have two men in your company
who would kill a man if you wanted
them to do it.'
"I told him I did not believe 1 had
such a man, and he mentioned Chadwell
and Jones. I told him I did not
believe they were men of that kind.
That afternoon, when the men were
being sent home, Powers again told me
to keep 10 or 12 of our best men and
to keep Chad well and Jones. My military
company was taken with me.
They wore citizens clothes with their
uniforms under them. We were told by
Powers to do this, so we would be
ready for military service. W. H. Culton
told me I must keep six of my men
under arms all the time. I went to Assistant
Adjt. Gen. Dixon and told
biai I wanted to turn over my company
as I had become satisfied they were^goiDg
to seatGoebel as governor and I did
not want to serve under him.
' *D;xon told me not to be discouraged,
as Goebel would not be governor.
I was tired and asked Powers how long
this was going on. He said not much
longer, as Goebal would be killed, and
that would settle it. 1 saw Gov. Taylor
that morning. I went into his office
and took my piptols off and put them
into a bookcase. I passed some words
with bim at that time."
Sarcasm From the Pulpit.
* "? i . 1_ _ 1__ 12
"JtJruaaren ana sisiaas, steroiy saiu
lood old Parson Woolimon after the
collection had been taken up upon a
recent Sabbath morning, "before the
hat was done parsed I expounded the
request dat de congregation contribute
accawdin to deir means, and I sho ex
pectoratei dat yo' all would chip in
magnanimously. Bat now, upon ex
i it , T
aminin ae collection, 1 nnas teat ue
concocted amount contributed by d9
whole posse ob yo'am only the significant
ar d pusillanimous of sixty-free
cents. Ana at dis junctson dar ain't
no' casion for yo' all to look at Brudder
Cromer what done circumambulated de
hat around, in no such ausspicious manner,
for, in de fust place, Brndder
Cromer ain't dat kind of a man, and, in
the socond place, I done watched him
likea hawk all de time muhself. No.
sixty-free cents was all dat was flung in,
and I dess wants to say dat, in humble
opinion, in stead ob contributin accawdin
toyo' means, yo' all contributed
accawdin to yo' meanness. De choir
will now fayor us wid deir reg'lar
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptio Invizorator has
viaon nspfi ir> tt?v familv ana T am Der
fectly satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you claim for it Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey. |
P. S.?I am using it now myself, i
It's doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all !
druggists. tf i
juonaon, t,ne qaeea 01 jcuuigiauu uihuu- j
uted annng them beautiful medals call- I
ed Crimean medals. Galleries were !
erected for the two houses of parlia- !
meut and the royal family to sit in. ;
There was was a great audience to *it
ness the distribution of the medals. A
colonel who had lost both feet in the
battle of Inkermann was pulled in on a
wheel chair; others came in limping on
their cratches. Then the queen of
Eagland arose bofore them in the name
of her government and uttered words of
commendation to the officers and men
and distributed those medals, inscribed
with the four great battlefields?Alma,
T-? 1 ??-- T 1 J C i
Grove's 1
The formula i
know just what vo
do not advertise th<
their medicine it v<
Iron and Quinine pi
torm. The Iron
malaria out of the :
Grove's IS the Ori
Chill Tonics are in
that Grove's is si
are not experiment
and excellence ha
only Chill Cure sc
the United States.
Pathetic End oi; a Man Who Had
Started for Alaska.
The Atlanta Journal says Mrs. A.
L. Delkin, of that city, got recently an
interesting letter from her husband,
"Tony" Delkin, en route to Caoe Nome,
Alaska. It bore date Jtue lOth and
was mailed at Unalaska which is about
1,500 miles, half way between Seattle
and Cape Nome.
The letter contained an incident
which illustrates the brotherhood of
Among the vessels making for Cape
Nome was "The Senator." On board
was a steerage passenger from Saa
Diego, California, bound for the gold
fields to stiujjgle for a fortune. While
the ship was wrapped in a thick fog
this man fell sick and died. To escape
the fog the captain struck for the open
sea. But meeting great blocks of Sorting
ice which threatened the destruction
of the veil, "The Senator" was
forcod to put into Unalaska.
It was at first determined to bury
the body of the poor dead steerage
passenger, a stranger to all on board, in
the sea.
But a search for his effects showed
$1.63 in his pockets, every cent he
had on earth, but it showed more. A
solied, crumpled piece of paper proved
the man to have been a Mason.
On the scores of ships loaded down
with passengers in the "madrace for
wealth" which the ice packs forced into
Unalaska there were upwards of 10,000
people among whom were many
Cold iu death the poor Bteerase passenger
found not a grave in the sea
that's wild.
He was among brothers. They
raised $50 in -a twinkling and had the
pailied form embalmed. Five hundred
persons drew up inline before a iono
grave at Unalaska. Towels, handkerchiefs,
pieces of cloth, anything, were
fashioned into the form of Masonic
aprons. *
And there on the barren coast the
brothers of the dead stood in silent
sorrow about the new made grave and
when the mortal part of the poor steero
rr/z conn crOT kad hpAn tAnderl? laid in
the cold embrace of mother earth The I
brothers brought armsful of wild j
flowers of the west and crooned the i
humble mound.
They sold the watch and other effects
of the dead for $200 and sent the money
to the late home of the nameless stranger
at San Diego.
Many a sad, wild story of the ar-1
gauants of Alaska has come out of
the far and frigid northwest, but never
a one which appeals so touchingly to
the heart as this, the simple story of
the brother who died on tho troubled
deep and the brothers who-tenderly laid
him to rest: and crowned his lone grave
by the sea that's wild the wild flowers
of the west.
This affecting incident recalls the
closing lines of Tom Moore, Ireland's
x -t 1 T> A. mUk
sweeiesi poei, ou xwuert jciiumctt, vr;wll j
slight paraphrase:
"They made him a grave where the
sunbeams rest,
Where they promise a glorious morrow?
They'll shine o'er his sleep like a smile
from the wast?
From that lonely shore of sorrow."
Smith Clayton.
Deafness Cannot be Cared
by local applications as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only ons way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition
of the inaoous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is
inflamed you have a rambling sound or
imperfect hearing and when it is entirely
closed. Deafness i3 the result, and
unless the mnammauon can oe coam-1
tion, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases cut of ten are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothing but aa inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
Wc will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cared by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all Druggists 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Makes Ohio Doubtful.
It is stated that the Democrats of
the Toledo district, in Ohio, have resolved
to support Mayor Jones, of
Toledo, f'jr congress, and in ieturn
the mayor will use his influence throughout
Ohio on behalf of Mr. Bryan, of
he an nrrtqnnWfin advocate. It i
is conceded that Mayor Jones is very
strong with the men who supported
him as th9 "golden rule" candidate for
governor last fall.
The Chinese SideThe
Augusta Chronicle sajs: "So- j
called Christian Americans who ciaoiorj
for blood and vengence against the
Chinese forget that Earopeau nations;
by robbing China of territory, forcing
concessions, debauching with opium
for gain, and threatening dismemberment
are responsible for present calamities."
Too True
The Augusta Chronicle says: Listening
to rabfd cries for blood and vengeance,
even for innocent blood, makes
one wonder where the Christianity of
a ch people is located. A good deal of
3purious 'Anglo-Saxon civilization' is a
3pawn of the devil."
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itia, thills
rjjcfpipQs ch
a VA1J
s plainly printed on every
u are taking when you take
?ir formula knowing that y<
)u knew what it contained.
it up in correct proportions a
acts as a tonic while the
system. Any reliable druggis
ginal and that all other
litations. An analysis of oth<
iperior to all others in ev
:ing when you take Grov
ivins: loner been establishe
a o
>ld throughout the entire
\Ir> Pure Mft Pnv. pHCC
The Demand of the Times. Sn
MacFeat's School ofShoi
W. H. (acFeat, Court S
Terms reasonable.
m innrn mm
Tbe New Ball Bearing
Sewing Machine
It Leads in Workmanship, Beauty,
Capacity, Strength, Light Running.
Every Waman Wants One.
Attachments, Needles and!
Parts for Sewing Machines
of all makes.
When ordering needles send
sample. Price 27c per dozen,
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied Terri- j
1219 Taylor Street,
fsrAOB tfAR)C
tfr f )riK ~.a* OLD
MENT, the Great Antiseptic
Healer, cures Piles, Eczema,
Sore Eyes, Giannlated Eyelids,
Carbuncles, Boils, Cnts, Bruises,
Old Sores, Burns, Corns,
Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails,
Inflammatory Rheumatism,
Aches and Pains, Chapped
Hands and Lips, Erysipelas.
It is something everybody
needs. Once used always used.
For sale by all druggists and
dealers. At wholesale by
Columbia, S. C.
''phe firm of Jno 8. Reynolds & Co., Print1.
era of Ready Prints to Newspapers,
was dissolved by mutual consent on July 1,
JAS. L. 8LM3.
Having purchased the interest of Mr. Jno.
O CM *Via AVA?A Knmnooa T will
continue the same on my owa account at
Oraugeburg, S, C., and hope by strict attention
to business to merit a continuance of the
patronage heretofore bestowed on the old
firm. . JAS. L. SIMS.
Having transferred, to Mr. Jas. L. Sims
my interest in the business of Jno. 8. Beynolds
& Co.. I take pleasure in asking for him
a c^atinaanca of the patronage hitherto
given the firm. JND. 8. REYNOLDS.
Columbia, S, C., July 1, 1900.
Cures La Grppe, dyspepsia, indigestion
and all stomach and bowel troubles, colic or
chalera morbus, teething troubles with
children, kidney troubles, bad blood and
all aoru of sores, risings or felons, cuts and
Vinm* Tt in on eruvl vh?n loftftllv
applied, as anything on the market.
Try it and yon -will praise it to other*
If your druggist doean't keep it, write to
Columbia, 8. O
MONEY 10 m
On improved real estate
Interest eight per cent,
payable semi-annually.
Time 8 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
Jno. B. Palmer & Son,
205 Plain St., Columbia, S. C
juu. a. nsyuuius,
Attorney at Law,
For Sale.
One Direct Current Electric Fan, 250
volts. For terms apply to Secretary
Oraageburg Club, P. 0. Box 256, Orangeburg,
S, C.
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in II III rmiii-|-| I nr in r^' - r j--- nn',
I e*er 1
ill Tonic. 1
bottle?hence you
Grove's. Imitators
3U would not buy V
Grove's contains
nd is in a Tasteless
Quinine drives the
t will tell vou that
so-called Tasteless
;r chill tonics shows
i ir5S
e's?its supenonty
:d. Grove's is the
malarial sections of y,
50c. |
ch is the Training afforded at V
rthand and Typewriting
A, s/c. "
tenographer, Principal. Write
for catalogue.
Near Union Depot.
Having formed a connection
I am now prepared to repair
and rebuild cotton gins as
thoroughly as the various
This branch of the business Jjf
be under the personal
supervision of
who has had fourteen years of
practical experience in build- ^
ing the Elliot Gin, and who
is well known to most 4
gin users in this State.
Now is the Time I Bring Your
Gins Before You Need Them!
Highes Grade Engines, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Corn Mills, Brick
i Machines, Wood Working
Machinery, Saws, Pulleys, etc
We offer: Qaick delivery, low prices
and reasonable terms. f,
V. C. BAD FT AM, ,
1328 Main St.. Columbia. S. CWP'
The Murray Improved J
i Gleaning and Distributing
The simplest and most efficient
Complete Power Equipments,
any horse power. i'
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Machinery, appurtenances of all kinds.
H. fiibbes & C0.,
804 Gervais Street,
Qrtman Pays
the EXpress -
Steam Dyeing of every
description. Steam, Naptha,
French Dry and
chemical cleansing. Send
for our new price list and
circular. All work una*
anteed or no charge. ?'
Orta's Steam Dye Works J
1310 Main Street - J
Columbia, S. C
A. L. Ortman, Proprietor.
Whitens the Teeth +
Cleanses the Month J
Sweetens the Breath J
The? 1
Murray j
Drug Co.,

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