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I J. H . ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor.! EQUAL RIGHTS IN' LAM). DR. M'GLVNN’S PRELIMINARY REPLY' TO THE ARCHBISHOP. A Fuller Statement To Be Made as Soon an He la Physically Equal to the Work of Writing It—A Bold Declaration of the Attitude of the Church. New Yoke, Jan. 23.—Father McGlynn Is said not to have seen Archbishop Cor- Ugan’s statement until the morning papers were shown to him by bis physi cian late yesterday alternoon. He was angered and complained that the Arch bishop had omitted important parts of his (Dr. MoGlynn’s) letters. He accord ingly dictated the following: “Pending a fuller statement which 1 shall leel called upon to make as soon as physically able, I desire now to say that in the paper of Archbishop Corrigan published this morning, certaiu letters and parts of letters essential to an under standing of the case are omitted. THE DOCTOR’S PROMISES. “I did promise in 1882 to make no more Irish Land League speeches, and when again censured in 1883 for favoring Irish revolution in a speech in behalf of the starving people of" the west of Ireland, made at the request of the united Irish county associations, 1 did promise to make no more speeches ou the Irish ques tion even for charity, but 1 did not bind myself by the promise to abstain lor all time to come Irom public speaking on political and social subjects. OBEDIENCE YIELDED ’•With one exception, that of my speech at the Chickering hall meeting, the rea sons for which 1 explained at tua time to the Aichbishop, l have yielded obedience in all things, even when I could not feel that obedience was rightfully demanded; nor has my conduct either toward the Arc .bishop himsei lor toward the Homan authorities been ot a defiant character, which the suppression of parts ol my let ters gives to it. I gave to the Archbishop, in tnat part of tne letter of I)ec. 20th which he has not published, good and sul. ficient reasons why I could not go to Home. STICKING TO HIS COLORS. “I have never retracted, nor without doing violence to my conscience could I retract, my firm conviction that God made the land tor equal u-e of all His children, and that laws w Inch deny tbeir birthright to the great majority of men are unjust and injurious, and ought to be abolished. I arn ttnvilovian enough to know that the Catholic Church has nsver condemned this doctrine us contrary to the Catholic truth. If the Pope, leaching a uni versal church as chief Bishop thereof, or, as the term is, ex-cathedra, thus defining what has been handed down from Christ and his apostles in the deposit of faith, should declare that this doctrine is contrary to the Catholic faith. I should then, as a Catholic, repudiate it. But I am also theologian enough to known what the church teaches as to limitations of this power of definition, and therefore, to know that the doctrine cf equality of human rights in land can no more be condemned by the church than any other truth.” AT THE CHURCH. The services at Bt. Stephen's Church to day were conducted as usual, excepting that no collections were made. Consider able teeling was aroused by the tact that policemen In uniform had beeu posted in the streets and others in citizens’ attire in the church. A committee of Dr. Mc- Ulynn’s parishioners met to-day and formulated a report, which will be pre sented to a meeting to-morrow evening on the steps of St. Stephen’s Church it the use of the basement hall is forbidden them by Dr. McGlynn’s successor. OBJECT OK THE MEETING. At the meeting of the parishioners of St. Stephen’s to-morrow resolutions will be presented indorsing Dr. McGiynn’s course and agreeing to stand by the reso lutions passed at the last meeting, in which the parishioners pledged them selves not to contribute toward the sup port of the church until their pas tor is reinstated. At vespers to night the church was crowded with people. The congregation was very or derly, and nothing of importance oc curred. Father Curran, who was Dr. MoGlvnn's assistant, staled that the doc tor would make a lull statement about nis trouble in throe or four days. Dr. McGlynn’s condition. It was reported to night, was greatly unproved, but he will not be well enough to receive visitors tor some time to come. DAVITTON THE CASE. There was a demonstration in Madison Square Garden to-uight in compliment to Michael Davitt and his wife. The au dience numbered nearly 10,000 people. Patrick Ford presided. Gilmore’s nand made music. Mr. I'owderly and Henry George who were in the audience came in lor considerable cheering. After speaking for some time on Irish topics Mr. Davitt said: “1 cow wish to reler to a matter not only of interest to me and ray friends, but to the entire city oi New York. [Three cheers for the poor man’s friend.] 1 cannot well pass over in silence the case oi mv friend, Father McUly nil. Listen to what lam about to say. I will endeavor to carelully avoid the mistakes ol others ar.d will refrain from a line of criticism which injures a case it means to defend. THE DOCTOR QUOTED. “In Dr. McGlynn’s statement wo read as follows: •! did promise in 1882 to make no more Irish Land League epieches, and when again censured in 1883 for favoring Irish revolution in a speech in [behalf of the suffering Irish people 1 did promise to in a k,e no more speeches ou the Irish question, even for charity, but 1 did not bind myself to ab stain for all time from public speaking on political and social subjects.’ It appears from this that his olTense began at the last meeting that I addressed in this city in 1882, and Cardinal Simeon! then censured him for favoring Irish rev olution. Herein lies the head and front to Dr. McGlynn’s olTense. A COINCIDENCE. “Now mark a striking coincidence: in (882 the Irish cause was In tile death struggle of discouragement and coeroion. Every resource ot power was employed to disrupt our ranks and destroy the'Land League, and it was in that hour when we were meiiaued by destruction that Cardi nal Simeoui. at the desire ol English agents in Koine, joined bis feeble attacks to those of Ireland’s other enemies. It appears now that he was not satisfied with his vain attempt to coerce the bish ops and priests or Ireland Into doing Eng land's political work. AIMED AT AMERICA. “fie also aimed his little thunderbolts at our friends in America iecause he was instructed by England that It was heie we got our sinews ot war, and here, of all the Iriends of Ireland, Cardinal Slmeonl sin,Jed out for punishment one of the most uevotod priests and single-hearted men that God has ever called to the min istry, one of the largest hearted and most Catholic minds that ever donned the vestments of the Catholic priesthood, one of the most tearless champions that Ireland has ever given to the cause of human liberty, and lor what? For sup porting this movement in Ireland, which meant to grasp robber landlordism by supporting what Cardinal Simeoni called, and what L am proud to call Irish revolution. MIGHT HAVE BEEN ARCHBISHOP. “Let there be no mistake abos* the origin ol the hostility to our beloved friends. Hail he beeu engaged in prais ing England or defending landlordism in 1882 he might be to-day Archbishop of New Y’ork. Father McGlynu has done what the bishops aud priests in Ireland have done in defiance ot this same Cardinal’s injunctions. He is awarded punishment which the Propaganda would have meted out to the Father McGlynns of Ireland. It is absurd to believe that Father McGlynn would leave the church to take the stump, but he claims and, 1 think rightly so, the right to think for himself in political matters. URGED TO GO TO ROME. “Dr. McGiynn does not force his views on any person on this coDtineut or in his ctiuroh, but until they aredeclared by the head or the church as contrary to the Catholic faith, Dr. McGlynn tells me he will not retract those doctrines. [Cheers.] 1 sincerely hope Dr. McGlynn will go to Horae, there to defend the justice and ex pediency of these doctrines, and while I do not question the courage of I)r. Mc- Glynn, 1 must say that those who advise him not to go to Home, no matter now good may be their intentions or objects, are constantly giving cowardly advice, it is the duty ol the champion of any cause, no matter what the risk to himself, to stand up forjuslice and truth. A FAIR HEARING. “I am certain that Pope Leo will give Dr. McGlynn a fair hearing, and if he could only know what Dr. McGlynn has done here in New York to succor the poor and put dowu the attacks ot atheism on religion and to show that Catholicism is the reiigiou ot the poor and champion of the oppressed; aud if he shows to the Pope what good he has done, i believe that the Sovereign Pontiff will do for him w’hat he did for Bishop Walsh and Dr. McNulty in defianoe ot all the English agents in the Eternal City.” BOBBERS STOP A TRAIN. Passengers lie ft, on a Trestle ami ilie Cars Looted. Fort Worth, Tex, Jau. 23.—At 3 o’clock this morning, as an east-bound Texas and Pacific express was pulling out of Gordon, a small station sixty miles west of here, two masked and armed men jumped on the engine and covered the engineer and firemen with revolvers. The engineer was forced to puil ahead until tlie train reached a high trestle two miles east of Gordon. As soon as the engine and baggage and mail cars had passed over the trestle the train stopped, leaving the passenger coaches on the trestle. At this point the masked men were reinforced by six as sistants. The robbers then went through the express car, taking all the money and valuables iu the safe, the amount being estimated at fiom $2,000 to $5,000, al though the Pacific express office refuse to state the exact amount stolen. The robbers then proceeded to the mail car, where they obtained twenty-eight regis tered packages. The passengers wore not disturbed and their coaches being on the high trestle they could not get out to assist the trainmen. There is no clue to robbers. PARNELL’S FUTURE. Mr. Bannernian Pictures Him as Ireland’s Conservative Leader. London, Jan. 23.—Rt. Hon. Henry Campbell Bannernian, Liberal member of Parliament and formerly Chief Secretary for Ireland, in a epeech at Culrose, near Inverkeilbing, on Baturday, said he be lieved that when home rule was granted t* Ireland .Mr. Parnell would he the Con servative leader in the Irish Parliament supported by the government and the landlords, while Mr. Parnell’s present adjutants would lead the opposition. Tnomas Power O’Connor, speaking at White Haven Saturday, said that Gen. Bailer and Mr. Plunkett became moonlighters soon alter witness ing the condition of the Irish peasants. Ho denied that Ireland desired separa tion. “We have,” he sad, “one crown and one empire; we have also twenty three Parliaments. Why not twenty four? The reason we have one crown and one empire is that we have twenty three Parliaments.” SOCIALISTS AT CHURCH. Canon Clarke Grows Angry and Of fers to Duck One of the Leaders. London, Jan. 23. —Four hundred so cialists attended services in Battersea Church to-day. Canon Clarke was es corted to the church by policemen. In his sermon he defended himself against the attacks of the socialists. After the service Socialist Burns made a epeech outside the church, in the course of which he condemned in the strongest terms the stand taken by Canon Clarke against socialism, He was interrupted by the clergyman bimsoli, who threatened to baptize him in a horse trough. Canon Clarke then re tired amid the jeers oi the crowd. Burns’ mention of the Queen and royal family was the signal tor hisses. Another body ol Socialists attended services in St. Luke’s church in Chelsea. They conducted themselves in an orderly tnanueiv- Great Danger of IVsr. London, Jan. 24, 5 a. m.—The Daily News professes to know that there is ex treme danger of war. It says the govern ment is alarmed on account ol its having heard that Germany is likely within a lew days to ask France to explain the meaning of tue French military move ments on the frontier. Death in an Opium Den. Fort Keogh, Mont-, Jan. 23.—A re port from Livingston suys that Frank I). Walcott went to an opium den last Thursday and smoked a dozen pipes or more. He was taken with a tit and died in n short tlms. A committee ot citizens waned on all the Chinamen in town and ordered them to leave. Every Chinaman left on the next train. Walcott was irom Vermont. The Van Zandt’n Going to Europe. Chicago, Jan. 23.—Mrs. xYatrXsndt is quoted to-day as saying: "My daughter and I are goinz to Europe. TV- ■NP pro ceed to Paris and take up oiv residence there. It is our plan to remain in i’ttlis until a dvcietou is reached iu lot. ease ol Spies.” SAVANNAH. MONDAY. JANUARY 21. 1887. WORK BEFORE CONGRESS. An Attempt to Get Up tho Fisheries Bill to bo Made io-duy. Washington, Jan.23.—The unfinished business of the Senate is the agricultural experiment statistical bill, but Mr. Ed muuds intends to ask that it be tempo rarily laid aside in order that the fish eries bill may be taken up to-morrow. If assent is given he will try to secure ac tion upon the latter bill to-morrow or at the latest Tuesday night. Mr. Beck will make an early effort to pre veilt umber postponement ol the hill lo prohibit members ot Congress from act ing as railcoad attorneys, and as he has made concessions io the convenience ol other Senators a number of times when it seemed lo be his right to insist upon consideration of the measure, he is likely to find his opportunity during this week. The sundry civil bill will probably be reported irom the Appropriations Com mittee on Wednesday or Thursday and be called up for debate the next day. The British extradition treaty is the unfinished business of the secret session, and the first convenient day will he de voted to its consideration. IN THE HOUSE. In the House of Representatives the morning hours of this week will be de voted to ordinary private claims, pension bills and war claims. ThePierce-Page (Khode Island) con tested election case will be disposed of to-morrow and the river and harbor bill will then be taken up. Thursday has been fixed upon for con sideration of the District of Columbia cable railroad bill under a special order. There are three appropriation bills now on the calendar, the diplomatic, postal and District of Columbia bills, and there is an accumulation of important meas ures of general legislation, among them being the pleuro-pneumonia bill, Pacific railroad funding bill, naval reorganiza tion bill, tree ship bill, and territorial admission bills, whose sponsors may contest the l ight of succession to the river and harbor bill, should that meas ure be acted upon before the encl of the week. T H K NATION A L COM M ISSION E RS Considerable Speculation as to Who They Will be. Washington, Jan. 23.—There is a great deal ot speculation relative to the commissioners to be appointed to admin ister the new State commerce law. It is understood that three ol the five commis sioners will be Democrats and two Re publicans. The bill does not go into effect until sixty days after the President signs it. There is theretore plenty of time to decide upon the commissioners. The men now talked of here are not likely to be appointed, with perhaps the excep tion of Representative Morrison. The President likes .Morrison and kuows that he is an honest man. He was beaten at the late election and will be out of a job after March 4. There is pretty certain to he one Southern Democrat on the com mission. It would not be surprising if Senator Conger should be one ot the Re publican commissioners. There is a great variety of opinion relative to the amount that will be re quired to meet the demands of the Mex ican pension bill. Mr. Randall thinks $18,000,000 will be required, Mr. Holman $20,000,000. There are those who are well informed, however, who think that amount will reach $40,000,000. RANDALL’S APPLE JACK BILL. The Measure to be Submitted at a Formal Conference To-Night. Washington. Jan. 23.—Mr. Randall and his more intimate lieutenants have been working ail day on an apple jack bill, to be submitted at a formal confer ence to-morrow night. It will embrace free tobacco, free spirits for tlie arts, free iruit brandies and a long tree list, begin ning with salt and lumber. It will also provide lor a reduction in the duty on steel rails to sl3 a ton. One of Mr. Ran dail’B lieutenants said to-night that an attempt to get consideration for this bill would certainly be made this week. The day would be determined to-morrow night. It would probably be Wednesday. Tue Kandalli’.es are not sure of a ma jority. A DRIVING WHEEL BREAKS. An Explosion Follows and the En gineer and Fireman Killed. Carmi, Jan. 23.—An explosion on on a west-hound Louisville and Nash ville passenger train this morning killed the engineer and fireman. Injured several others and wrecked the entire train. A brakeman slipped from a freight train and was horribly mangled. The accident was caused by the break ing of a driving wheel while the train was running at high speed. The engine was ditched, and the express and bag gage cars were completely wrecked. The express messenger and baggage master escaped with slight injuries. Tue smok ing car was turned over tin its side, but thi- passengers sustained only a lew bruises. The inmates of the cars were shaken up hut none were injured. Gov. Lee in Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 23.—Gov. Fitz. Hugh Lee, ol Virginia, with a party of a dozen gentlemen, arrived in this city this morning. Tney will visit the ice palace to-morrow and at night will attend a re ception and banquet at Hotel Ryan. Senator Davis will he among the speaaers. The party will visit Duluth. l hree Drowned. < Annapolis, M., Jan. 2:!.—John Clog, gett (white) and Commodore Wells and Edward Peterson (colored) were drowned last nmht while attempting to cross South river on the ice three miles from tins place. Claggetl broke througu and the two colored men lost their lives in at tempting to rescue him. I.iiinb Tinen on a Jaunt. Knoxville, Tknn., Jan. 2J.—The lum ber manufacturers and other citizens held a meeting last night aud invited the Union Association of Lumbermen to visit Knoxville next wetk. At out 450 members ol the association Irom tb Northwestern Slates are now making a tour of the Southern States. 100 Gorges Cause Damage. Toledo, O , 23.—The ice breaking up In Maumee riTer has caused gorges in several planes, and consequent floods and damage to bridges wnen tue gorges broke. Two hundred and fifty feet of the union railroad bridge in Toledo was carried away, and other bridges are in imminent danger. Death of aBU ,i versify President. Pa.*s Christian, Miss., Jan. 23.—Dr. William Greenleai Elliott, President of the Washington University, at St. Louis, died hero to day, aged 75 years. BIBLICAL ORNITHOLOGY. TALMAGB LIKENS NEW COM MUNICANIS TO iUUUS. Three Hundred and Klcht New Mem ber* Admitted to tlio Church All Seeking Christlantty IdviHml to Fly Cow—New Converts Klockluc to tlie Church For Shelter From the Storm Clouds of Slu. Biiooklyn, Jau. 23.—Kev. T. DtfWitt Talmage’s sermon to-day was preached at the reception of 308 new mein hers, making the communicant membership ot the Brooklyn Taberuaole 3,650. It was a day memorable in the history of this church. The Reverend Doctor’s text was Isaiah lx., 8: “Who are these that ffy as a cloud, and as the doves to their win dows?” He preached as follows: When Goff would set fast a beautiful thought lie plants it In a tree; when lie would put it afloat lie fashions it into a li.-o; when He would have it glide the air 110 molds it Into a bird. There is to uiai.y of u* a complete fascination in the structure and habits of hints. The blackbird floating like a fluke of darkness through the sunlight; the meadow lark with head of fawn and throat of velvet and breast of gold; the rod flamingo flying over iho Southern swamps like sparks from th forge of the setting sun; the pelican, white ami black, morning and night tangled in its wings. They sein not mom of earth than heaven, ever vacillating between the two. No wonder that Audubon, with his gun, tramped through all the American for e-twin search of new specimens. Geologists have spent years in finding the track of a bird's claw in the new red sandstone. There is enough ot God’s architect ure in a snipe’s bill or a grouse’s foot to confound all the uni versities. Musicians have with clefs and bars tried to catch the sound of the nightingale and the robin. Among the first things that a child noiices is a swallow at, ihe eaves; and grandfather goes out with u handful of crumbs to reed tho snow-birds. The Bible is full of ornithological allusions. The birds of the Bible are not dead and stuffed, like tIiOHO of the museum, but living birds, with flutter ing wings and plumage. ‘-Behold the fowls of ihe air,” says Christ. “Though thou exnlr thyself as tlie eagle, and though thou set thy nest among tlie stars, thence wiU I bring thee down,” exclaims Obadiah. “Gavoat thou the goodly wings to tho peacocks?” says Job. David describes bis desolation by saying: “I nm like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert; 1 watch, and am as a sparrow upon the housetop. M “Yea, tlie stork In the heaven knnweth her appointed time; and tho turtle and the crane and the swallow- observe the time of their coming; but mv people know not the judgment of the Lord,” so says Jeremiah. Aud in the text Isaiah looks ahead and sees the gathering of many people unto Christ ami the church, and it makes him think of a flock of pigeons alighting on their coop, ami all at once trying to get in at the window of the coop, and he cries out: “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? This is one of the memorable davs of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. On other .Sundays we drop the net; to-day we haul it in. On other days we scud out the invitations for a king’s party; to-day we sit at the banquet. On other days we fight the battle; now we claim victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ye who have toiled, and contributed and prayed for the success of this institution, take un <> your souls the grand satisfactions of this hour. To you, O, men aud women ! is fulfill ed the promise: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” Wake u>, O, Church of God! and bring garlands and music, aud let us celebrate our ‘-harvest home.” Oh, this moroy of God! I am told it is an ocean. Then I place on it four swift sailing crafts, with compass and charts, and choice rigging and skldfui navigators, and 1 tell them to launch away ami discover for me the extent of tins ocean. That craft puts out in one direction and sails to the North; this to the South; this to the East; this to tlie West. They crowd on all their canvas and sail 10,000 years, and one day come up to fbe har bor of heaven, aud I shout to them from the beach: “Have you found the shore?” And they answer: “No shore to God’s mercy!” .Swift angels, dispatched from the tlu-one, at tempt to go across it. For a million years they fly and fly,but then come hack and fold their wings at the foot of the throne and erv: “No shore! No shore to God’s mercy!” Mercy! Mercy! 1 sing it. I preach it. I pray it. Here 1 find a man bound hand and loot to tho devil, but with one stroke of the hammer of God’s truth the chains fall off and lie is free forever. Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! There is no depth it cannot fathom; there is no hoight it cannot scale; there is uo infinity it cannot compass. When persons apply for membership into any society, the question is asked: “Who are they and where do they come from?” and as ihis multitude of people to-day present them selves for membership, it is right that we should ask: “Who are these ihat come as doves to their windows?” They are cap tives whose chains have been broken; they are soldiers who have enlisted for a thirly years’ war. They are heirs ot Heaven. They come as doves to the windows, first* because they fly low. The eagle darts up, as if to strike its beak into the sun. There are birds that seem to dwell uudor the eaves of heaven; you see them as little specks -l the t-ky, so far off that you cannot gue s the style of their plumage or the shape of their bodies. They float so lar away that li the hunter’s gun he discharged at them they do not change tueir course. Not ho w ith the doves or pigeons, they never lake any high excursions. They fly around your roof and alight on the fence and seem to dis like great altitudes, bo these souls who corue to Christ audio his church to-day, fly low. They ask no great things; they sees an hum ble place at the feet of Uirist. They arc not ashuined to be called beggar-* tor mercy, they are willing to get down on knees ami to crawl under the tab c, and to pick up Hie crumbs of gospel provision. There were days when they were proud and punctilious and inexorable and puli', and u; but not now. Tlie highest hrone of earth could not tempt Mary away fr<*in Jesus’feet. St op, O par doned soul! if thou wouldst enter heaven, a iiigh look and a proud heurt God bate . Fly low. ltisamercyihatthoucanstflyutall. Re member all the year* of thy Fin; ihydayaof youthful wandering; thy days of uninhood transgressions; thy wins-—dark, brooding, e.iihiul—sins again-t thy sou), against thy Bible, against thy God. In one of tlie benevolent institutions of Europe where the destitute are provided for, the newcomers have their photographs taken while in rugs before they are washed, so that they may always have in the picture a re minder of tlie degradation irom which they were lifted: ho, in this book, God keep- before thou a oicture of thy former destitution and raggedness of soul. F y low. It is an offended God before whom thou comertt. Thou deterrent His wrath. He scat tered the 185,000 of febrnnuclierih’s host in a night, lie abhors sin. He wtlljudgethe nations. Holy, holy, holy, is the col and God Almighty Fiy low. A tbouaml years ago an emnoror plant’d a rosebush from which roses are plucked to day. At the foot of the cross nearly nineteen centuries ago a rose was planted which blooms to-day; stoop down, li thou would’st nlu* k it. O for more of the childlike npirit! 1 rejoice in the belief that thot-e who coin© to i iirist to-dav. come aware of their sm- and tueir wants, aud have learned how to fly low. Again: These person* who come to-day are like doves on their way lo the dove-cot, be cause they fly f*r shelter. The at hatreds makes a throne or the tempest.; the sea gulls find their grandest frolic in the storm—their meiriost hourMcetns to be that in which the surf of tho tea piles most high. Not so with white doves; at the ilrst b.ow of the north easter they fly to the coop. Eagie contends with eagle In midair, and vulture lights vul ture on the hoboiu of th© carcas, but doves at ihe first dash of the bird of prey speed for shelter from fiery eye and iron beak and loathsome ta'on. So to-day these souls com© here for shelter. Everv one ha# a besotting •in; that Hin Is always after you. Th© robber wutebes you when you come out or the bank, sees in what pocket you put tue money, fol low* you d-w n the street, notices where you go to dim , ami where you sleep, and what kind of a lock you have on your door; so thero is oine sin over on a man’s track. It g .os with him loth© storo, it sits on the money safe. It look* over Ms shoulder while h© makes out tho bid ofladiu7.lt goes out with him Vo dine. II ■ walks home with him nt night. As to some dog that you do not want to follow you but persists, you say to it: “Hack home with 3 011!” Vou stone it away and start on. After a while, casually turning your oyo, you fiud it close after you with a i&flskißß look. Wherever vou go, sin goe>; where you stay, sm stays. Yon nave watched tl e hawk above the barnyard it sails around and around over the brood of chickens--around and around, now almost down to tlie flock, I then back ugaiu, until nt last it drops uud soi7.es its prey. There is a hawk ready to pounce on every dove, and that ia the rea | ©on that these doves come to-day to the win dows—they want shelter 01 the grace of j God and iu ChristianasHoeiations. They say: “if there is auy newer in your prayers, let me have them: if there be any virtue iti good counsels give them to me; if there be any thing elevating in Christian associations let tue feel their influence.” “Where thou dwellest 1 '(ill dwell. liy people shall be my people, thy God mv God.” Opeu your doors, u, church of Go : and lot them come in ax “doves to their windows.” Christ is the only shelter of the onl in trouble. What can you do without Him when sorrow comes? I’erhnps at first you take valerian to quiet your nerves, or alcohol to revive your spirits, hut have you found anything in rho medicines or physical stimu lants suilicieut? Perhaps in the excitement of the money market, or m •be tnerr\ making of the civil) >ou have sought relief. This world has no balsam for a wounded soul, no shelter lor a bruised spirit. The dove in tip* time of the deluge flow north, and it was nil water, in which were tossed the carcasses of the dead world, and the ilr-t. tfoliff thing the dove’s feet touched was the window of th© ark So the soul in trouble goes out iu one direction and finds nothing substantial to rest upon, and iu another direction and even whither, but there la no rest for the dove save the ark. “Substantial comfort will not grow In Nature’s barren soil; All we can boast, till Christ wo know. Is vanity and toil. But where the Lord has planted grace* And made His glories known. There fruits of heavenly Joys are found; Ami there alone*” You lost a parent; someone said that it was in the regular course of nature 1 hat your fath er should expire. l>d that comfort \ou? You lost a child; somebody said if that child had lived it might have turned out badlv. Did that comfort you? You lost vour property; they told you that riches were very uncertain. You knew that before. You were sick; they explained to you that the difficulty was in tho secretions or in the sciatic nerve. Did that soothe you? <>, the despicable quackery of earthly comfort! But when Christ comes to the soul and says: “1 Look your estate be came l wanted to give you more valuable treasures; 1 made you sick in body that your soul might be brought up to eternal health; 1 took your loved ones away because 1 have a better and brighter place for them in my owu presence,” then the wound heals, then the tears dry off the lace, then God has become the everlasting portion of the soul. < >, the air 1* full of black wings ami ravens’ beaks. They join their wings of dark ness until they Flint out the light of the sun. They have fattened upon the care ashes of men. Their clangor is horrible lo tlie car. Trouble and UiHca.se and death coming down on the wind. No wonder the souls have come f**r shelter “as doves to their windows.” What does the pigeon in tho coop care tor tho hawk in the sky? Sate in Christ,safe forever. The mountains may depart and n.e lulls bar ©moved, but Thy loving kindness shall never fail. Again; These souls, like doves, fly home. Most of the winged denizens have no home: now they are at the nortli and now at the south, as the climate indicates. This year a nest in one tree, next year a nest In another tree. Ths golden oriole remains but three months of the year in Germany ami 1h then gone. The linnet of Norway crosses the ocean to And rest away from the winter’s blast. The heron, the goldfinch ami the gros beak are migratory. The cranes call each other together several days before going, choose their leader, arrange themselves in two lines, forming an angle, and are gone. But the pigeons alluded to in tlie text, summer and winter ind always have a home in the dove cot? And so Christ Is tlie home of those who come to him . lie is a warm home; they rest under the “feathers of the Almighty.” Christ tells us that chickens find not a w armer place under the wing or the hen than we in Him. He is a safe home; our fortunes may go down ten degree* below zero, the snows of trouble may fall, the winds of persecution may howl, the jackals of death may stalk forth—all is well, for “great peace have I hey w ho trust in God.” From this home we shall nev# rbe driven out. The sheriff may sell us out of our earthly house, or the fires may Durn it down, or the winds carry it away, hut that home shall always be ou*h. Men talk as though starting for God were putting out on a trackless moor; or wander lug through too sands of a great Sahara. No, no. it is coming to the warmest and best of homes, “as a doves to the windows.” Again: These souls to-day gathering for incruber.ship are like doves because they come in flocks. The buzzard, with dripping beak fluttering up from the carrion, is alone. You occasionally look up againat the wintry aky and ho a solitary bird winging past. But doves or pigeons are in flocks; by scores and hundreds do they fly. Vou hear the loud whirr of their wings as they putts. So to-day weee a great flock com my into the Kingdom. It is not a straggler trying to catch up with Ins regiment; it is a solid phalanx, taking lli© kingdom. It is not a drop on your hand or cheek that leaves you in doubt whether it ram-i or not, hut the rush of an unnmlakable shower. It is not the raking up of the gleaning-, but tossing up of th© full sheaves into tlie mow— ‘•us doves to their windows.” There are all ages in this flock. Pome of them are young, anil the very llrr*t use they makeof their wings in to fly into the kingdom, borne of them are old. and the r wings have been torn with shot and ruffled with ihe tempest, and they had almost dropped Into the sea. Nome of them have been making a very crooked course. They dipucd their wings iu fountains of h n, they wandered near ti e gull of perdition; Inti they saw their danger—they changed tbeir course. They have come at last, “a doves to tin* w indo I thank God that (have lived to soe this day;tom) dying boor 1 sha 1 not oeaso to pisi-e H in for tins manifestation of M s (grace. Praise to Him.sttn and moon and ntar*! I’rai e Him, church mill ant onsirth! Braise II m church triumphant in caver.! Lei the church beneath raise up its ;• 1 hand of gratula ion and the church above reach down its runt hand of joy, ..nd while ihe two are c a-nod let the e dors of the church put to our ups the wine of earthly <*ei ebration. and the of heaven hnng up out of the vaults of eternity the oldest w’uie, prepared by Him who trod the wire press alone, and so lei two worlds at once keep jubilee! Who am those who come to us to-day? Many arc young. I util Robert Raines came there was no organized effort for saving the young We spent all of our strength trying io bend old trees when a little pressure would have been sufficient for the Hupling. We let men go down to the very bottom of sin before we try to lift them up. It is a great deal easier to keep a train on the track 1 an to get it on when it is off'. The experienced rcins m n checks tne flery steed at tho fir ‘ jtt-mp, for when he got* full swing the s .vlfi horns clicking Are Irom the pave nenf* and tho bit ' eiwceii his teeth. Ins momentum is Irrc s ihle. It ia Haul ths!. the young must he allowed to mow their “wild oats.” i have n 'tired that those who mow their wild ouls seldom try to raise any other kind of crop. I went through the heavie-t Miiowsiorm I have ever known to see a dying girl Her cueek on the pillow wan white an 1 lie snow on the casement. Her large round eye had not lost any of i*s lustre. Loved urn s stood all around the bed trying to hold her hack. Ihr mother could not give her up; her father could not give her up, and one nearer to her tiiau either father or mother was lrsntio with grief. I said: “Fanny, how do you feel?” ••<>,” she mm vs, “happy, happy. Mr. I'almage; tell all the young foJks tuai religion will mko them happy.” Am I cam© out. of the room, louder than all the sobs and wailings of grief, I heard tne clear, IVMt, glad voice 01 ths dying girl: “Good night; we shall meet again on the other side of tho river.” The next Sabbath we buried her. We brought white flowers and laid them on the coffin. There wan m all that crowded church but one really happy and delighted fc, and that was the face of Fanny. O! I wish that to-day my Lord J© us would go through this audience and take at I these flowers of youth and gar land them on Ills brow. But while a great flock this day ©nine* to the dove-cote of werev. the laruost flock are going the other wav. If. is a very easy thing to tame doves. Go out with a handful of corn to food pigeons and they will fly on your shoulders and your hands, so tame are they. God has fed those who are before me with “the finest of the wheat,” and yet you have flown irom Hun all your lives long. You have taken vour olothes out of His wardrolx and your broad out of Hie hands. God’s spirit will not at ways strive. In the morn ing, after a severe night, you have gone out and seen tho birds dead on the snow; ho, after u while, God's mercy will cease, and the mirth will be covered with the hodiesof those w! 10 nerisiicd iu the storm. That storm U coming. It wid shiver the ma*t of pride—it will drive into the white reef * of death every cargo of siu. The cedars of the mountain will Hpld in the hurricane, ami the inlands shall be moved out ol their places, and the continents shall be rent asunder, aud tlie hemispheres snail whirl like a tup in the fury of that day. I'uo oioiiM.tains w ill oe blasted aud the boasts, in afrigbt, L> • pitched from the clitls in an ava lanche ot terror. The dead shall rush forth from th.*ir s pulchree to see what is tho mat ter, and all who despise God shall hor ribly perish. Now do you suppose that 1 can stand here anu know that that dav is coming without telling you about it? My la*t resting place will probabl' bo near yours What if. when 1 get up in ihe resurrection day, 1 should see you rushirg nt me across th© lots of the ceme tery, aud bear you cry: “Why did >Oll not tell me of this! If it had not hewn for your nugleet, I should have been on the wav to glory.” I can not prepare myself for such a consternation. “Can you tell me how far it is to llell?” said a young man as, on .Sunday, on horse back, he dashed past a good Christian dea con. At the next turn in the. road ih© horse threw tho scoffing rider and lie was dead, lie wanted to huow now lar it was to Poll and found out without (Ip* deacon's telling him. So thou art no>uutod 011a swift seed, whoso hoofs ftrike lire from the pavement a he dashes past, ami you cry out: “How far is it to ruin?” I answer: “Near —very near!” “Perhaps this very dav Thy last accepted time may tie; Oh! shoubl’st thou grieve him now away, Then hup© may uevor beam on thee.” Oh that my Lord God would bring you now to sec vour slu ami to fly from it; and your duty, and help you to do it, so that when th© last great terror of earth shall spread its 1 wo black wings, and clutch wilt) its bloody talons for thy soul, it cannot hurt thee, for that thou art safe in the warm dove-cote of a Saviour's mercy! “Com© in! come in ! Eternal glory shad thou win.” BOLTING TXlffi KNIGHTS. Journeymen Tailors Secede Boauiuscv Boss Tailors Are Admitted. Philadelphia, Jan. 23.—A joint meet ing of tiio Journeymen Tailors’ Local Assemblies Noe. 5274, 8002 and Hancock Assembly No. 79.’t7 was held thin after noon, at which th* two first bodies, with a membership of 600, voted to withdraw from tho order ot tho Knights of Labor. It, was stated at the meeting that tho middlemen or boss tailors, who net as agents for largo clothing houses in dis. tnbuting work to tailors, had been ad mitted Into tho Knights of Labor* f-uining Local Assembly No, 8863, notwithstanding the protests ot the journeymen, which wore disre garded, that journeymen have been fought bitterly within the order hy the boss tail ors, who won at every point, and that when tho men wore organized in their protective assembly workmen could make S2O to S3O per week who were now glad to get s!>. SAN FO it 14 POLI TICS. Tho Nominees lor the City Offices Buildings Going Up. Sanford, Fla.* Jan. 23,—At tho cau cus last night too following nominations were made for city officials: Henry L. Lillienthal for Mayor, A. C. Martin, John Fink and Henry Dean for Aldermen; K. li. Marks for Alderman, short term; A. A. W heeler lor Marshal, R. VV. Gwln for Clerk, E. H. Tomlinson for Treasurer. Considerable dissatisfaction Is expressed with Mr. Lillientbal’H nomination. Had Gen. Hanford been a little more conciliatory in regard to tho water works the result would have been entirely dif ferent. It seems that Mr. Heai;dall, the manager, and Mr. Lawson, the engineer, of the water works had recommended a largo pump and anew engine and hollers, iucroused capacity of mains, etc., instat ing that it was a neoessarv outlsv for the requirements ol the town. This Mr. Hanford would not sanction, and this brought a collision between the town and the Florida Land and Colonization Com pany. Work has begun on the Welborno blook, which will contain the offices of the South Florida railroad. Work will begin in earnest next Mon day in picking and shipping the oranges from this vicinity. The Intention now is to finish by March 20. It is rumored that J. E. Pace bus bought the Caldwell grove, a very Hue property. T :! Ishanspc Topics. Tallahabhkr, Fla., Jan. 23.—Theclty election is nearly a month off and tho se lection of candidates bus received little attention so lar. Politics rarely ever liters into the canvass for city officials. It is sjilc to say some good white man will be named, by those most interested, for Mayor, and little opposition will come from the negroes, wno have a very largo vote in the citv. The present Major, Hon. George W. Walker, is quite a young man, and is very popular with all classes ol citizens. It is not Known whether or not he d* sires a re-election, and U will probably bo some davs before an active i canvass is begun. Tne silting of the Supreme C ourt is at tracting a good many prominent attor neys to the city. Li tit. Gov. Milton H. Mabry, of Leesburg, Senator C. VV. Ste vens, of Madison, and Senator John 11. McKenna, of Marianna, were in the city this week on business. I elder able interest is manifested in the approaching session of the Florida Chautauqua which convenes nt Lake DeKuniak early next month. v ilnrtag IU i>i ry. Nkwnansville, Fla., Jan. 28.—Fri day night a daring robberv was perpetra ted at the residence of Mr. E. Pearce, at t is place. The booty consisted of one 1 horse and harness. Hometime ivco Mr. Pearce's warehouse, with 20.000 bk-rcls of cotton* was set on fire. WhoevA is doing tho mis -bief hero takes the precau tion to coyer his tracks, as there is no clue to either yet. P*<> NOllO College. Augusta, Ga.. Jan. 28.—1 tls reported that Bishop Becker has given Pjo None College to Father Butler for the provin cial of the Jesuits in the southern province. This gives anew Base of life to the defunct college. Both the Bista p and Father Butler will arrive iu Augusta UMBorrow. Attempts at incendiarism have caused a stir in Augusta, and the police are on | the lookout. Half a dozen Area have occurred here during the last day or two, and nearly all of them were traoed to incendiary origin. “I FSBL like thnadtff tins morning,” cora plami’O a Now Jt*roy citizen. “ i iiai’n bor.tunc vou lo dml with lightning night,” rovvrberuLed his wife, quicker than a flush.—y*u> Yvrk Sun, (PRICK *lO A TEAR,, i ft CISIS A COPT, j CHARLESTON BLPECOAIS Till. MUDDLE WILL PROBABLY BE SETTLED TO-MORROW. 1 Uo- r I of Police Commie,loners Must Kitlir H.Cons liter Its Action or Itcsisn— The Proposed Site For ths Government*. New Itmldlnc—Straight. mine Out the Assessment Muddle. Charleston, Jnn. 23.— The only thing in the way ol excitement tbut has beau noticed In Charleston during last week was the blizzard of Wednesday and Thursday, which sent the mercury down to 22 deas. froze up all the pumps and water pipes in the city, and made for. tunes possible for plumbers and wood and coal dealers. In municipal mat. ters there has been an abno. lute . lull, but a lull whfoh will probably be lollowed by something of a hun ioar.e or a cyclone during the comiEg week. There have been several meeting* ol the I’olloe Commissioners at which the Mayor was invited to be present and at wbioh ho wae urosent. The meetings we:e held with closed doors and notulng H known of tho proceedings eave tue (act that an effort was mn io to settle tlie police muddlo satisfactorily to all partiee, the parties in question being the Mayor ou one side, who voices the sentiments of a very class ol tne taxpayers, and the Police Commissioners on the other, who mada the alleged deal by which some of the beat! ollloers of tha force wore left, out and the alleged favorities of the Commissioners taken in. It is understood that absolutely nothing was accomplished at these con feiences. The board meets agaitt to-in nr row (Monday) night and the City Coun oil on Tuesday night. If the veto ot the Council at its last meeting refusing to confirm the acliou of the Hoard is indicative of anv tning, it means that the Hoard will either have to reconsider its action ami recon struct tho lorce, or resign. It seems tit be generally understood that the lesigtm tleu ol the Chief of Police would solve the problem, although no reasons aie given for desiring bis resignation. 'lce matter will probably bo settled on Tues day night next. In the meantime ths municipal tax. gatherers have been kept busy issuing licenses, and In the vernacular of tha day, “raking in the shekels,” Tbe pav-j incuts have been very prompt consider, ing—the earthquake. concrkshionai. appropriations. Tho eyes of all Charleston are turn and very anxiously to Congress at this time. The passage of tho $300,000 appropriation for the jetties and the $300,000 appropri ation for a publio building means a great, deal to Charleston. It means prosperitr, new life, existence Itself. The oomple tion of tbe jetties may do wligt all the mill, ions Charleston bus herself spent iu seek* ing a railroad connection with the Wed has failed to do lor her—make her a port of commercial importance. At present ouCj public buildings are in ruins, more or ie- i. Hospital, jail, aims bouse,court house, colleges are all more or loss shattered, some completely destroyed. The Relief Committee has announced that it will b i able to devote SIOO,OOO of tbe fund so gen erously contributed by our fellow citize s to tbo work of restoring the hospital and! alms houses. If the $300,000 post offien bill passes Congress, it js expected u sell to tbe government the site nowoccus pied by tho main police statiuu for SIOO,- 000. The money will be used by the cityi to build a central stalion on Marion square, the site having been contributed by tho city, which will en able tlie city to consolidate the police force. It is also intended to consolidate the fire department into two divisions— one in tbe upper and one in the lower wards. Each engine now occupies a Hp arate house, tho force being scattered through tbe city. The houses belong to the city. Tbe sale of tbe property will enable tbe city to build two fire stations, placing four engines at one and four a| the other, thus strengthening and consoli. dating the iorco. A wries of experiment* have already been made proving that from the points selsoted the engines oan reach any point in the oity hy the time, if nog before steam has been raised in the boiler. THE assessment muddle. Tbe assessment muddle is in process ol settlement. The Ways and Means Com. lnittee have decided to reduce the aggre gate assessment from $22,(100,000 to $13.. 000,000. 'I his may necessitate un incressi on tbo rate ol luxation,Out trie tax pax era proiess to he willing to do this. All perm, anunt street improvements, however, ar* to be abandoned for the present, and there is strung talk ol a genera! reduction; of municipal -alarms, for which there i* abundant room. A SENSATION. The presence in the streets of a I'inker toii detective for tbe past day or two has can set! a genuine sensation. Tie deleo* tive understands the art of holding bis tongue, and nas heretofore buttled a score of reporters who have bgen dogging bis tracks ever since his presence in the oity became known. The Morning News correspondent has not been aide lo Induce “Pinkerton” to talk, but somehow oi, other the report hus leaked out that lie i* In tbe employ of a firm who thinks It bay ■ been robbed. HNATI BED FROM DROWNING.. Children Rushing to (he Whirlpool Saved iu u Sewer’s Mouth. Niagara Falls, Ont., Jan. 23.—A, sewer, a quarter ol a mile la length, run, ning under this town, forms part of thg bed of Muddy Run creek, which during thaws in whiter is swollen Into a rushing river of large volume, w)i!ch empt ef Itself into tbe Niagara river over precipice near the whlrlpoo 1 rapids. This river was running fifteen miles an hour last evening when Kertha Farrell, aged 4 years, who wai seated in a hand sled, slid Into it. Hei sister, Hiancim, sged 10, jumped iu aftn her and both were swept Into tbe river A rush was made for the other end of th sewer and men secured by ropes juinpio into too water and waited lor the children to appear. Bertha catne first under water and IflasicfcH followed on top. Whiq taken out both were apparently lifeless, but alter mneb difficulty were resusci tated. The children were in tbe wa|er ten minutes, most of the time submerged, ’l’ve Drowned While Bathing:. I’fiir,AhKi.ru.a, Jau. 23.— Howard P Wtds*, Jgid 12, and Harry (inner, 11 year*, old, were drownul yesterday wlnli Hgutinc on the Mobuyikill canal. Tbeir bodn a were recovered this morning locked in each other’s arms. Jwo shores Burned. Monroe, La.. Jan. 23.— The stores if n. W. Hiltou and Julius I ends, dealei< in i'eneml nraic ainfise, were burned la ni :bt. The tire was incendiary. The Was is $31,000.