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ROADS to re given time
preoent Rates to Continue In Force
Until tlie Commissiou Can Give the
Subject Careful Consideration Two
Secretaryships to be Worth $3,500 Per
U asuinoton, April 3.—The members
of the Interstate Commerce Commission
have about determined that they will
suspend the execution ot the long and
short haul clause or the interstate com
merce bill In every case where a railroad
appeals until all the railroads affected
have had time to be heard from, and then
the several questions will bo passed upon
and an application be made iu each case.
Under this policy the Southern Railway
and Steamship Association, which was
the first to appeal to the commission, will
he allowed to continue its present prac
tice of permitting more to be charged for
a short than for a long haul until the
commission passes upon the general
general suspension possible.
Possibly the operation of this clauso of
the la"' mav be suspended as to the whole
country if all the railroads affected ap
peat. The commission does not propose
to be hurried into a deoision in one case
which could be used as a precedent in
others in a matter of prime importance
like this. The eventual decision of the
commission will be, there is good reason
to believe, adverse to the railroads.
The commission proposes to have prac
tically two secretaries. One, who will
receive the $3,500 salary provided for in
the law for a secretary to the commis
sion, will correspond to the clerk of a
court of record. Re will keep the records
and act as the organ of communication
.or the commission in its official dealing
with the world. The other, who will be
paid alike salary out of the allowance
for clerical assistance, will act as an as
sistant and statistician, and he will
necessarily have to be a railway expert.
Tne other man will be preferably but not
necessarily a railway expert.
Boston’s Alarming Report Proves
Boston, Mass., April 3.—The startling
rumor of the disaster on the coaßt at
Scituate to the Cunard steamer Scythia,
the circulation of whioh created a tre
mendous sensation in this city last night
proved to be false. Owing to the fact that
telegraphic communication with tbe
South shore had been interrupted by the
storm, it was impossible last night either
to confirm the rumor or disprove Tt. The
circumstances were so peculiarly favor
able to belief in the truth of the report,
however, that Agent Martin, of the
Cunard Company, rather than endure his
natural suspense, determined to charter
a special train and go at once to the
locality of the alleged wreck.
The tram left the Old Colony station at
3:lso’clock this morning with Mr. Mar
tin and thirty reporters on board and ar
rived at scituate at 4:15 o’clock. Then
tbe party tramped through three miles of
enow drifts to the beach, where, the sun
having risen, a clear view of a long
atreten of coast was obtained. There was
no sign of a wreck in any direction. The
sea was tremendously high, the waves
creaking over the tops of the cliffs, fifty
feet high. Having been convinced of the
falsity of tbe rumor concerning the
Scythia, the party returned at once to
How the rumor originated is not known,
hut tnere is no doubt that It was gen
erally believed to be true last night. The
Scythia was expected to arrive yester
day, and this fact, in connection with the
terrible gale that had been prevailing on
the coast for forty-eight hours, caused a
"idesnreaU feeling of apprehension. It
is believed that theoffioers of the Scythia,
tearing to approach the ooast during the
prevalence of the gale, put the ship about
and headed out to sea for safety.
Boston, April 3,7 p. m.—The Scythia
I arrived at her pier safely soon after 6
Ia clock to-night.
A Fierce Blizzard.
I „ * r J Minn., April 3.—Passengers
I 011 ~le incoming Northern Pacific train
i report that a blizzard began at Bis-
I narck last night. The storm reached
I “ere tnis evening and at 11 o’clock Is
I raging fiercely.
I ankton, Dak., April 3—The tber
■ orneter registered 40degs. above yester-
I :, ay,anil ls at zero now, with a howling
| '■ sturm orevailiug, and aomo appre
■ tension of another blookude.
I Aprll —The signal service
I ru *i orlß ,he ra Pid upproach of a cold
I fit,„.V, i h<! temperature will fail from
I 10 ■ ,l, degH. in the next thirty-six hours.
I 'ViisijiHjjtoti’B Prize Drill.
I nanmf,!! !^ <; ,™ N i Apri 1 3.--Entries for the
I ia.i * ll 10 1,0 held in tnis city the
I Nutt , ln *' lay closed last night.
I of inlrlo >* not yet recorded are
I ir,,, i" “ waT 1111,1 w ill be received, hav
■ J ,na,leJ ,leloro the date of clos
■ 1110 entries recorded are distrib-
I |.i OWH il ®ong the different
■ ’ hif„i 0f Qoh _‘“ rvlCH: Regimental drill.
Itlin . "T’ 7; a ’Tillery, 7; guttling
■ " an, T compuutes, 05; school
I drill. / o U , r ‘‘ B ’. JL Zou,lVo, i ft; Individual
I ,k rooi| t,Ul ' u 2 ’ nflo practice (about),
I (a’biMu j !* ary b “ Uj ® a,,d druuj oor P'*
1 tv A " Ht, ' il *’ N Vacant Mission.
I'm. in\h' N ‘ J T ~N - April 3.—There is noth-
I I lino,s i re j’ or . ts tualex.Gov. Palmer, of
I Aunt rill ° 1,0 appointed .Munster to
I miiis :J’ 0V - ' al,nbr * here trylug to
I ‘riel United States Dis-
I "ot sueeJL i 'i r N ’ u,h0 ' “ Illinois. Ho will
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I “ !t ->f-,ir.m ‘'.‘J ll r , l 1 V 11 11 *^ b iP■ Uither
■ •''"“S h i ve ill,sin tt. box or
I at v i " ow Secretary of the
I lo Ai'uina."' 11 b<,,U *“ be,iuved ’
I tViv„ 4 U.OOO FI.CL
Va ’ ApriU 3.— J . H.
■ """t' lils ami"l Wlto lta
I '"'ni" a j u , ' lanies \V. Uavreis’ dwelling
H|"'*in lirrv un? 11 " 1 ? " ere destroyed by
■ >*. T n ,. ,-V He at,,! o’clock Ibl* morn-
H priii,,. ~ i * ol, timuted ht SIO,OOO.
■ ‘T'Klnof heiiJ? ~arllv i"si*red. The
■ not known. 1
I ( ma * •MorehaA,
■ ' '".s:; 1 W. Va.. April 5.-
I retired hlemiimit.
by shooing Idol-
The Cotton Crop Greatly Retarded
and Cattle Men Stiff. Ting.
Galveston, Tex., April 3.—Speolal
telegrams to the News, Houston Post and
FortAVortU Gazette during the past week
from nearly every county in Texas iudl
oate the prevalence of a serious drought
throughout the Slate, affecting in a large
measure its agricultural as well as its
live stock interests. The drought may be
said to he a continuation of "last
year’s dry spell, as no general
rains have (alien throughout the
interior since last September,
while local showers have been lew ami
Inadequate during the past six months.
Tpe drought uow extends over the great
cotton belt, jeopardizing the outlook for
the coming crop by retarding and pro
veutlng planting, whion is usually in lull
progress at this season, but can scarcely
be said to have commenced, except in the
coast counties, owing to the extreme dry
ness of the earth. Along the ooast cotton
is up, and reports from several points
speak of some damage by frost oitho past
few nights. The six great distrlots
comprising the ootton belt of the boutu
west, containing twenty-three counties,
produolng 200,000 bales, is suffering the
worst aocording to all reports, and plant
ing is retarded nearly a month with no
present indications of rain. This is the
early cotton district ol Texas. Winter
wheat in ceutrai and North Texas
is also Buffering for want of rain,
showing poor growth. Simitar
reports are received regarding
oats, while spring wheat is delayed. Corn
in the bottom lands along the Brazos,
Trinity and Colorado rivers promises a
fair average. As an indication of tbe se
rious and protracted character of the
drought, the followingtabie, showing the
rainfall at l’alestine, Bast Texas, is ob
tained from the records of tue United
States Signal Servioe Bureau. It shows
the rainfall from October to December in
clusive, and also from January to March
inclusive for tbe past three seasous:
October January
to to
Years. December, March.
18*4-85 12.34 12.40
1865-86. 9.03 20.63
188(5-87 3 36 6.33
These figures represent the situation in
East Texas, wmch is a favored section.
Complaints from Austin, San Antonio
and Waco, in the central and southwest
ootton districts, are far more numerous
than lrotn the Palestine district, and the
raintall at these points since Jan. 1 aver
ages less than two incues, while the mean
aunual rainfall for the same period of
each year has heretofore been 12,40.
The great grazing areas of
West, Southwest and Northwest
Texas are suffering even worse than the
agricultural sections, as the drought is
nearly a year old in many of these dis
tricts, the rain ot last September only
partially covering the district west along
the Texas Puerile railway, between
Weatherford and Sierra Blanco, a dis
tance of 600 miles. Cattlemen are sim
ply abandoning their ranges, driving tueir
herds into the Indian Territory, the
only place where good grass is
found. Reports irom tbe west and south
west cattle districts tell of many thous
and hides being brought in, showing
alarming mortality from starvation. Tho
weather to-day was summer-like. South
west winds continue to prevail, with no
sign of rain.
Many Members of the Legislature
Already on the Ground.
Tallahassee. Fla., April 3,—Mem
bers of tbe Legislature are coming in on
every train, and by Tuesday morning
nearly all the members will be on band.
There are quite as many applicants for
positions aud promiscuous place-hunters
in the city as members ot both bouses.
Quite a number of distinguished persons
are present, attracted t>y tne approaching
session and by the recent railroad and
land transactions, and the city presents a
very lively appearance. Ail the sur
roundings here now are peculiarly at
tractive, and give good impressions to all
There is nothing new in the Senatorial
canvass. Ex-Senator Jones is expected
in a short time, probably within a week.
All are looking forward with interest to
the much looked for explanation of tbe
ex-Senator’s long absence from Washing
ton. Nothing, of oourse, has beeu settled
as to‘the Speakership of the Assembly,
but it seems from outward appearances
that the choice will be either Hou. S.
Pasco or Judge W. B. l.amar, both ot Jef
ferson oouuty. The chances ap;iear to be
in favor of Mr. Pasco, not because Judge
Latnar is not deserving, but because tbe
lormer is much better known, while the
latter is quite a young man who has had
little experience in public life. Tne
President of the benate will probably not
be ohosen for soma time as i.leut. Gov.
Mabry will preside over the Senate under
tbe new constitution.
Deal li Dealers in spuin.
Madrid, April 3.—During the sit
ting ol tbe Chamber of Deputies
yesterday a parchment case con
taining gunpowder, within wuicb
was a metallic cartridge with a
luse attached, was found in the door wav
of tbe President’s bureau. Later in tue
evening a petard was exploded in tho
vestibule adjoining the office or tbe min
istry of Bounce. The windows were
broken by the concussion. Nobodv was
injured, but tbe two events have caused
much alarm.
Nihilist Methods.
Vienna, April 3.—The Nihilist arrests
in Russia show that the Russian Nihilists
communicate with their foreigu comrades
by sea. English vessels are especially
suspected of carrying Nihilist letters anil
money. Tho Russian government has
placed extra cruisers at the disposal of
the custom house authorities in order to
onuble them to overhaul ships and ex
amine them with extreme care.
Italy 1 * New < lublnet
Rome, April 3.—The lormatton of a
new cabinet has been virtually accom
plished. Signor Denretls becomes Minis,
ter of Foreign Affairs, Signor Crisple
Minister of the Interior, Signor Viaie
Minister of War, Hignor Zauarduclli
Minister of Justice, and Signor Saracco
Minister Of Public Works. In the other
departments tbe present Ministers retain
their porllolios.
A Church Roof Kills Forty people,
. London, April 3. —The roof of a church
at Linguaglossu, Sicily, tell without
warning during tho services yesterday,
burying beneath it 100 parsons, 40 ol
whom were killed and injured.
Fnll Sown Grain In Finn( ondttlon.
Chicago, A lull 3.—The Farmers 1 Re
view eropreport for this week says: ••The
ICporD Irom the winter wheat**: rowing
State* uie still of a lavorahle tenor, a
majority ol tno returns indicating tuftt
lull sown gram is lu full average of cou
Punctuality Iu Meeting EnitaKemenf*,
I'tinctutility Iu Attendance, Umvn>iil
Participation In the Bxerciaea, a
Flourishing Sabbath School, Appro
priate Architecture and Soul-Saving
Among tlie Characteristic* of Such a
Brooklyn, April 3.---The Rev. T. De-
Witt Talmage, D. D., has returned from
tlie West, after an absence ot nearly
three weeks, in which be preached and
lectured in fifteen cities to immense
throngs. A vast congregation was pres
ent at the taberuaele this morning, and
joined with fine offoct in singing the
hymn which begins:
“Jesusshall reign where’er tbesim
Does his successive journeys run.”
Dr. Talmage’s subject was: “A Live
Church,” and his text Revelation, it.,
8-0: “Unto the angel of the eburoh in
Smyrna write: These things saith the
first and the last, which was dead, and is
alive; 1 know thy works, and tribula
tion, and poverty, but thou art rich.”
Smyrna was a great city of the ancients,
bouuded on three sides bv mountains, it
was tho central emporium of- ihe Levan
tine trade. Iu that prosperous and bril
liant city there was a Christian church
established. After it had existed for
awhile, it was rocked down by an earth
quake. It was rebuilt. Then it was
consumed by a conflagration that swept
over the entire city. That church went
through fire, and trouble, and disaster,
but kept on to great spiritual prosperity.
The fact was that church had tbe grace
of God, au ever Rctive principle. Had It
been otherwise all the grandeur of archi
tecture and all the pomp of surroundings
would only have been the ornament of
death —the garlands of a coffin, the
plumes of a hearse.
It may he profitable to consider what
are the elements ot a live church.
1 remark in the first place, that one
characteristic of such achurch ispunctu
ality in meeting its engagements. All ec
clesiastical institutions have financial
relations, and they ought to meet their
obligations just as certainly as men meet
their obligations at the bank. AVhen a
church ot God is not as faithful in its
promises as the Bank of England, it
ceusesto be a church of God. It ought to
be understood that prayers caunot paint
a church, and prayers cannot pay the
winter’s coal bill, and pravers cannot
meet the insurance; and that, while
prayers can do a thousand things, there
are a thousand things that prayers
cannot do. Prayer for any
particular church will never reach
Heaven high unless it goes down
pocket deep. In my church at the West,
there was a man of comfortable means,
who used to pray for his pastor in such
elongated style that he became a nuisance
to the prayer meeting; asking God, in a
prayer that was almost without ceasing,
mat the pastor might be blessed in his
basket and in his store, while the fact
was he never paid anything. If we pray
lor the advancement of the church, anil
do not out of our means contribute for
its advancement, our prayer is only
mockery. Let tbe oburoh of God then
meet Its obligations on the outside, and
let the members of the congregation
meet the obligations on the inside, aud
the church will be financially prosperous.
Let me say, also, that there must be
punctuality in the attendance on the
bouse of the Lord. If the service begins
at half-past ten in the morning tbe regu
lar congregation of a live church will not
come at a quarter to eleven. If the ser
vice is to begin at half-past seven in the
evening, the regular congregation of a
live church will not come at a quarter to
eight. In some churches 1 have noticed
the people are at ways tardy. There are
some people who are always late They
were horn too late, and the probability Is
they will die too late. The rustling of
dresses up the aisle, aud the slamming of
doors, and the treading of heavy feet, is
poor inspiration lor a minister. It re
quires great abstraction in a pastor’s
mind to proceed with the preliminary ex
ercises of tne church when one-haifof the
audience seated are looking around to see
the other half come in. Such a difference
of attendance upon the house of God may
be a difference of time-pieces; but the
live church ot whioh lam speaking ought
to go by railroad time, and that is pretty
well understood in all our communities.
There is one hymn that ought to be sung
in a great many Christian families on
Sabbsth morning:
“Karly, my God, without delay,
I jiaste to seek Thy place.”
Another characteristic of a live church
is the fact that all the people participate
in the exercises. A stranger can tell by
the way the first tune starts whether
there is any life thero. A church that
doea not sing is a dead church. It is
awful to find a cold drizzle of musloeom
ing down from the organ loft, while all
tbe people beneath sit in silence. Wheu
a tune wanders around, lonely and unbe
friended, and is finally lost amid the
arohes because the people do not join in
it, there is not much melody made unto
the Lord. in heuven they all sing,
though some there cannot sing hall as
well as others. Tbe Methodist church has
sung all around the world, and gone Irom
conquest to conquest, amongotuer things,
because it is a singing church; and anv
Christian church organization that with
enthusiasm porlorma this part of
Its duty will go on from
triumph to triumph. A church
of God that can sing can do anything that
ought to be done. Wo go forth into tuts
holy war with tho Bible in one baud arid
a hymn-hook in tbe other. O! ye who used
to sum tho praises of the Lord, and have
got out of the habit, take your harps down
from the willows. lam glad to knqw
that, as a church, wo are making ad
vancement iu tnis respect. When I came
to be your pastor we had an excellent
choir in the little chapel and they sang
very sweetly to us Sabbath by Habhath,
but ever and anon there was trouble, for
you know that tbe choirs in the United
States are the Water loos where the great,
battles go on. One Sunday they will sing
like angels and the next Sunday thev will
be mad and will not sing at all. We re
solved to settle all the difficulties, and
have one skilliul man at the organ undone
man to do the work of a precentor, and
now, from Sabbath to Habhath, the song
comes up like the voice of mighty thun
"Let those refuse toeing
Who never knew our God,
Hut children of tho llcsvculy King
Should poak their Joys abroad.
On tho wav to triumph that never ends,
and pleasures that never die—sing!
Another characteristic ot a live church
Is a flourishing Mtbb.ith school. It is to
late In the history oi the Christian church
lo argue the Immi fit of such an Institu
tion. The Hahbalh school la not a supple
ment to til • church: It la the right arm.
Hut you sav there IRQ,dead churches that
have >ahhat|i school#. Yea, but the sab
bath schools arc dead, 100. Uls a dead
mother bolding In her arms a dead child.
But when superintendent, and teachers,
and scholars come on Sabbath afternoons
together, their taces glowing with inter
est a %tf enthusiasm, and their songs
are tieitid all through the exercises,
and at the close ihey go away
feeling thev have been on the Mount ot
Transfiguration—that is a live school, and
it is cbaracterisilc ot a live church.
There is only one tiling I have against the
Sabbath schools of this country, and that
is, they are too respectable. We gather
into our school* tho children of the re
fined, and the cultured, and the educated;
but alas for tho grea' multitude of tho
children of the abandoned and the lost I
A few of them are gathered into our ban
bath schools: but whst about the 70,000
destitute children of New York, and the
score of thousands of destitute children
of Brooklyn, around whom are thrown uo
benign and Ueuvetily and Christian influ
ences! 1 it is a tremendous question, what
is to become ot tho destitute children ot
these oities? VVe must either act on them
or they will act on us. We will either
Christianize them or they will heathenize
us. It is a question not more for the Chris
tian than for the philanthropic and the
statesman. Oh! if We could bavo all
these suffering littla .ones gathered to
gether, what a scene of hunger, and
wretchedness, ami ra:s, and sin, and
trouble, aud darkness!! if we eoutd see
those little feet on the broad road to
death, which through Christian charity
ought to be pressing the narrow path of
life; if we could bear those voices in
blasphemy, wnich ought tn he singing t he
praises ot God; If we would see those lit
tle hearts, whioh at age ought, not
to bo soiled with one uttclean thought, lie
coming tne sewers foreyer.v abomination;
if we could see thoso suffering iitlle ones
sacrificed on tbe altar 61 every iniquitous
passion, and baptized With Are irom the
lava ol the pit we would reooii, crying
out: “Avaunt, tuou dream of hell!”
They are not always going to he
children. They are ooraing up to he
the men and women of this oountrv Thai
spark of iniquity that might now be put
out with one drop of the water ot life
will become the conflagration of every
grt'eu thiug that God ever plauten in the
soul. That which ought to have been a
temple of the Holy Ghost will become a
scarred and blistered ruin—every light
quenched and every altar In the dust
That petty thief, who slips into your store
and takes" a yard of cloth irom your coun
ter, wiil become the highwayman of the
forest, or the burglar at, midnight, pick
ing the lock ot your money safe and blow
ing up your store to hide the viliiany. A
great army, with staggering step, and
bloodshot eye, and drunken hoot, they are
coming on—gathering recruits from every
grog shop and don of infamy in the laud,
to take the ballot box and hurrah at the
elections. Toe bard-knuckled fist ot ruf
fianism will have more power than the
gentle hand of intelligence and sobriety.
Men, bloated, and with the signature of
sin burned In from the top ot the
forehead to the bottok.■ of the chin, will
look honest men out of oountenance.
Moral corpses, which ought to be buried
a hundred feet deap to keep them from
poisoning the air, will rot in the face of
the sun at noonday. Industry in her
plain Irook will he unappreciated, while
thousands ef men will wander around in
idleness, with their hands on their hips,
saying: "The world owes us a living.”
O, what a tremendous power there is in
iniquity when uneducated, and unre
strained, and unblanched it goes on con
centrating, and deepening, and widening,
and gathering momentum until it swings
ahead with a very triumph of desolation,
drowniug like surges, scorching like
flames, crushing like rocks! Wuatare
you going to do with this abandoned pop
ulation ot the streets? Will you gather
them in churches? it is not the will of
your Heavenly Father that one
of these little ones should
perish. if you have ten respectable
cnildren in your class, gather in ten that
are not respectable. If hi your Bible
class there be twenty young men who
have come from Corlstiau homes and ele
gant let those twenty
young men go out and gather in twenty
more of the young men of the city who
are lost toGod and lost to society. This
outside population, unless educated ana
restrained, will work terror in ages that
are to come. Years ago at New Orleans,
wheu the cholera was ragiug fearlully, a
steamboat put out just before nightfall,
crowded with passengers who were try
ing to escape from the pestilence. After
the boat had been out a little while, the
engineer fell with the cholera. The cap
tain, in consternation, went down among
the passengers and asked: “Is there any
one here who knows anything about en
gineering?” A swarthy man replied: "I
am an engineer.” "Well,” said the cap
tain, “l would be very glad if you would
take charge of this boat.” 'I he man went
to the engine. Tbe steamer moved more
rapidly, until, after awhile, tbe captain
and some passengers were alarmed, and
they went to see what was tho matter,
and they found that this was a maniac
engineer, and ,that he was seated on the
safety-valve, and, as they came to him,
be said: “1 am commissioned of Satan to
drive this steamer to belli” and he flour
ished his pistol, and would not come
down. But alter awhile, through some
stratagem, he was brought from his posi
tion, aud tbe lives of thu passengers were
saved, O, my friends, that steamer bad
no such peri) as our Institutions nre
threatened with, if the Ignorant aud un
restrained children of this land shall
come up in their ignorance and their
crime to engineer our civil and religious
institutions, and drive them ou the rucks
Educate this abandoned population, or
they will overthrow the institutions of
ibis land. Gather them into your Sab
bath schools, 1 congratulate you that,
many have been gathered. Go forth,
teachers, ia tho name of tbe Lord Jesus
(Jurist, ami on tbe coming Sabbaths may
there be found gathered score* and hun
dreds ot tbese waiutsiors, and Instead of
eighteen hundred Hi the Habbuth school,
we snail see three thousand or four thou
sand, and tbo graua ol God will come
down upou tboni. and the Holy Spirit
will bring them ail lulo tbe truth.
Another characteristic or a live church
is one with appropriate architecture. In
the tar West and amid destitute popula
tion a log church Is very appropriate--
tbe people living In log bouse*. Hut in
communities where people live in com
fortable abode*, a church unooinmodmus
or lacking iu boauty is a moral oinnanoa.
Because Christ wa* born in a inai ger is
no reason wov we should worship Hun in
a barn. Let the churches of Jesus Christ
tie not only comfortable, but ornate.
Years ago we resolved to have a com
fortable church. We resolved that it
should he uiuphttheairic.ii in shape. Tbe
prominent architects of tbecountry, alter
figuring on the mutter a good While, Raid
thatauoli a eburoh would not beoburohlv,
and iii > would nave nollilay lo do with
tue enterprise. Hut alter awhile we
found nil arohitect willing to risk his
reputation. Uo put up for ua the fiist
tabernacle, in amphUheairical style.
We Ilk. dit. All wno name liked It.
I nis building followed in the wain > style.
Wo irejigy.i if iapin'Pprii" aud iyl*p(. a.
An angular vhurcli will have an angular
theology, ihe eburoh of Jesus Cu.iat
ought io be a great family cir
cle, the pulpit only the fire-place,
around which they are gathered In sweet
and domestic communion. But when our
first tabernacle went up, O the caricature
and the scoffing! They said: “it’s a hip
podrome! it’s a holy cltous! It’s 'lal
mage’s theatre 1” lint the Lord came
down with power upon that old building
and made it the gate of heaven to a great
many. And this building followed. That
we were right in persisting in the style of
architecture is proved by the lact that
now there are sixty or seventy churches
in tho United Slates in tue same style.
Indeed, our tabernacle has revolutionised
church architecture in this country. A
live church must have a commodious, a
compu table, an adapted building. “How
amiable are Thy Tabernacles, O Lord ot
fiosts! I would rather be a doorkeeper
in the house of my God thau to dwell iu
tbo tents ot wickedness.”
Again, the characteristic of a live
church must he luat it is a soul-aaviug
church. It must he the old Gospel of
(Jurist. “O,” say soma people, “the
Gospel of Christ allows but asmall swing
for a mail’s faculties, and some men
have left the ministry with that idea,”
One ueh said to Rowland Hill: “1 have
lelt tho minislrv because l don’t wantto
hide my talents any longer.” “Well,”
replied Rowland Hill, “1 think the injure
you hide your talents the better.” IVby,
there is no field on earth so grand as that
whioh ts open before tho gospel ministry,
Have you powers of analysis? exhaust
them here. Hava you unconquerable
logic? let it grapple with Haul’s Epistle
to the Romans. Have you strong
imagination? let it discourse on
the l’salms of David, or John’s
apocalyptic vision. Have you great
(towers of patuos? exhaust it In tolling
the story of a Saviour’s love. Have you
a bold ql) ie of thinking? then follow
Ezekiel’s wheel, full ol eyes, anil heur
through his oUapters the rush of tbo
wings of the seraphim. All ye who want
a grand field tn which to work for God,
ootne into the gospel ministry. At any
rate, come into Christian circlos, anil
somewhere and somehow, declare the
grace of God. Harden for all sin. Com
fort lor all trouble. Eternal life for all
the dead. Oh. my soul! preaon it forever,
it has been my ambition, and I
believe It has beeu yours my
dear people, In theso years
of my ministry to have this a soul-saving
church, and we never yet threw out the
Gospel net but we drew in a great multi
tude. Thev have come 100 at a lime and
200 at a time and 350 at a time, aud 1 ex
pect tbe day will appear when, in some
service, there will be 3.ooosouls accepting
tho oilers of eternal life. 1 wish I could
tell you some circumstances that have
come under my observation, proving the
mot that God has blessed the prayers o(
these people in behalf of souls immortal.
1 could tell you of one night when l stood
at the end of the. platform and a gentle
man passed me, his cheek bronzed with
tbe sea, and as he went into the inquiry
room he said to me: “I am an English
man. I said: “1 am very glad to see you;
walk in.” That night he gave bis heart
to the Lord. It was a clear case of quick
but thorough couversioo. Passing out at
the close ot tbe inquiry meeting, I said:
“How long have you been in this coun
try?” He said: “1 arrived by steamer
this morning at 11 o’clock.” 1 said:
“How long will you be in the city?” He
said: “I leave to-morrow for Canada, and
thence I go to Halifax, and thence to Eu
rope, and I’ll never be here again.” I
said: “I think you mast have coma to
this oountrv to have your soul saved.”
He said: “That certainly was the reason.”
In that other room, one night, at the
close of the service, there sat among other
persons, tnree persons looking so
cheerful that 1 said to myself: “These
are not anxious inquirers.” 1
said tp the man: “Are you a Chris
tian?” He said: “lam.” I said: “When
did you become a Christian?” lie said:
“To-night.” His wife sat next to him. 1
saidtoher: “Areyou a Christian?” Mbs
said: “lam.” I said: “When did you
become a Christian?” She said: “To
night.” I remarked: “Is this voung ladv
your daughter?” They said: “Vg.” l
said to her: “Are you a Christian?” She
said: “Yes.” I said: “When did you
beoome a Christian?” She said: “To
night.” 1 said to them: “From whence
came you?” Thoysaid: “We are from
Charleston, S. V.” i said: When did
you come?” They said: “We came yes
terday.” “How long are you going to re
main?” “We go to-morrow. We have
never been here belore and shall never be
here again.” I have beard from them
since. They are members of the ohuroh
or Jesus Christ, in good and regular
standing, eminent lor consistency
and piety. And so God bus made it a
soul-saving church. But 1 could tell
you ol a tragic scene, when once at tbe
close of the service 1 found a man in one
of these front seat#, wrought upon most
migbtllv. I said to him: “What Is the
matter?” Hu replied: “I am a oaptive
of strong drink; l came from the West;
I thought, perhaps you ooutd do me some
good; 1 find youeau’t do me any good; 1
find there is no hope for me.” 1 said:
“Come into this side room snd we will
talk together.” “Oh, no|” be said,
there is no need of my going In; 1 am a
lost man; I have a bcaiittlu! wife; 1 bavo
four beautiful children; 1 had a line pro
fession; 1 have had a thorough educa
tion;! bad every opportunity a man
ever had, but 1 am a captive ol strung
drink; God only knows what I
suff'r.” 1 said: “Be encouraged; come
In here, and we’ll talk together about it.”
“No,” be said, “I can’t come; you enu’t
do me any good. 1 was on the Hudson
river railroad yesterday, and coming
down 1 resolved never avain to touch a
drop or strong drink. While I sat there
a man cauie in—a low creature—and sat
by me; be had a whisky flask, and tin said
tome: ‘Will you take a drink?’ I said
no; hut oh, bow I wanted it! and as 1
said no, it seemed that the liquor curled
up around the mouth ot the flask and
begged: ‘Take me! take me! lako mol’
I felt 1 couldn’t resist it, and yot I
was determined not to drink, and 1 rush
ed out on tne platform of the oar, and I
thought i would jump off; we were going
at the rate of forty miles an hour, and 1
didn’t dare to jump; tho paroxysm of
thirst wont off, and I am bore to-night.”
I said: “Coma in, i'll pray (or you, and
commend you to God.” He onmu iu
trembling. Some of you remember. Af
ter the service we walked out and up
the street. Isaid: “You have an awful
struggle; I’ll take you into a drug store;
perhaps the doctor can give yon some
mediums that will help you iu your
struggle, though, after ail, you will have
to depend upon the grace of God.” 1
said to the doctor: “Can
y,,u give this man some
thing to help bun In his battle
against strong drink?” “I oan,” replied
too d"olor, and he prepared a bottle of
medicine. Isaid: “There la no a'oubol
hi this—no strung drink?” “None at
all,” said the doctor, “llow long will
tins last?” I inquired. “It will last him
a week.” “O,” 1 said, “give us nnot&sr
hoi tie.” We passed out into tbs street
and slood Under the gaslight. It was yet
ting late, and 1 said lu the man f *‘f must
pan with you- Put your tyust in tua
L>td aud lie will see you through. You
will mnkc uso of this medioine when tho
paroxysm ef thirst comes on.” A few
weeks passed away, and I got a letter
from Boston saying: “Dear friend, 1 in
close the money you paid for that medi
cine. 1 have never used any of it.. The
thirst lor strong drink lias entirely gone
away from mo. I send you two or
three newspapers to show you what
f have been doing since I came to Bos
ton.” I opened the newspapers and saw
accounts ol meetings of 2,000 or 3,000 peo
ple to whom this man had been preaching
righteousness, temperance ami judgment
to come 1 have heard from him again
and again since. He is taitbiul ucw, and
will bo, 1 know, faithful to the last. Oh,
this work of soul saving! Would God that
out o( this audience to-day 500 men might
hear tho voice ot the Sou of God biddiug
tuem ooine to a glorious resurrection I
All the offers of the gospel are extended
to you, “without money and without,
price,” and you are oonsclous of the faot
that these opportunities will soon bo gone
forever. The conductor of a rail train
was telling me of the lact that he was one
night standing by his train ou a side
track. his tram having been switched off
so that the express train might dart past,
unhindered. He said while ho stood there
in lUu darkness, beside his train oo the
side-track, ha heard the thunder of the
express in the distance. Then he saw the
flash of the headlight. Tho traiu catuo
with fearful velocitv, nearer aud nearer,
until alter awhile wheu it
came very near; by the flash of the
headlight, he saw that the switchman
had not attended to his duty—either
through intoxication or indifference, had
not attended to bis duty — and that train,
unless something were done immediate
tv, would rush on the side-track, and
dash tho other train to atoms. He shout
ed to tho switchman: “Bet up tha*.
switch!” and with one stroke tho switch
went back, and thu express thundered
on. O! men and women golugou toward
too eternal world, switt as the years,
swift as the mouths, swift as the davs,
swift as tlie hours, switt as the minutes,
swift as the seconds—on what track aro
you running? Toward light or darkness?
Toward viotory or deteat? Toward heaven
or hell? Setup that switch. Cry aloud
toGod: “Now is the day of salvation.”
Thousands Visit the Morgue and the
Hoene of the t'rlnio.
Rahway, N. J., April 3.—The morgue
was opened ut 9 o'clock this morning so
that the body and clothing of tuegirl found
murdered on the outskirts of the city a
week ago could be viewed by those Intel*.
esteil in the case. People came here in
crowds to see the body and clothing. Old
residents say there were more people here
to-day than in auy other day in the his
tory of the city. Railroad trains from
both directions were literally jammed
with men, women and children. Fully
1,000 persons afrived here on one
train from New York. They came
Irom New York, Jersey city, Hoboken
and Brooklyn. A stream of people walked
all day long up the stairs, through tho
room where tho body and clothing were
displayed and down the baok stairs. At
least 0,000 persons passed through the
morgue. Fully 20,000 persons who did
not visit the morgue went to the scene of
the murder. All day long the people
crowded the street corners, depot
platforms anil waiting rooms and dis.
oussed the murder with as much excite
ment in tbelr manner as if tbe body bad
been discovered this morning,
Charleston Pays Eloquent Tribute
to tho Sleeping Soldier.
Charleston, S. C., April 3—The late
Gen, Ripley’s funeral took place to-day
at fit. Luke’s church. It was most so),
einn and impressive. The church and
streets in the vicinity were crowded with
friends of the (lead soldier by 10 o’olock,
woen the services began. The bt-st ele
ments of tbeooimnunlty were represented.
The body reached hare in perfect preser
vation, and wus gazed upon by hundreds
of people, Tbe funeral cortege was ex
tensive and proceeded Irom the church to
Magnolia oemetery, where a
separate lot bad been provided.
Alter tbe burial the grave
was covered with gray moss, on whioh
magnificent floral tributes were arranged,
making a beautiful mound of floral deco
rations, botli novel and attractive. The
municipal Haas and the flags on public
and private buildings and on the ship
ping were displayed all day at half staff.
Bells were tolled and every possible murk
of respect was shown tho deceased.
No Doubt That ilio Wealthy Col.
Rogers Is (lie Ex-Criminal.
San Francisco, April 3.—There seems
to lie no doubt among those in a position
to know that tbo statement published
yesterday In a paper of this cltv regard
ing Ivlssane, and telegraphed East last
nlgtu. is strictly correct, and that WH
liarn Kissune and CJol. William K. Rog
ers, a wealthy citizen of this Ktate living
at Honoraa, are one snd the sarno person.
This fact has been known to several per
sons in ‘his city for throe days, but out of
consideration for Col, Rogers’ family and
relatives lias not been made known.
Ivissane’s or Rogers’ connections by mar
riage are among tbe wealtbioat and most
prominent people In this oily.
■'(Minders at hou.
Baltimore, April 3.—The American
lias a pi lvate dispatch Irom J. B. Bell, of
Bell Cos., fruit Importers of this city,
dated from quarantine, off Staten Island,
stating that the steamship Saragossa,
owned by the firm and used us a fruit
vessel, had foundered at. sea, off the coast,
ol Bermuda, but that all ou board were
saved. Toe vessel was originally the
Thomas Scott, and was bulltflin Philadel
phia in 1803 for lias as a government
transport. Sho has since been owned by
loverul aieumahip companies and run ou
several routes.
Crushed in u Griudlng Machine.
Woodhkidok, N. J., April 3.—While
removing oiay yesterday from a grinding
machine in thu lire brick manufactory ol
Aunuss & Lylo tbs machine started un
expected ami two men were drawn in
sud uornbiy mangled. Ths machine had
to be taken apart before tue men could be
released. One, Theodore Kent, died last
night, and the other, u Pole, cannot live.
RlttflfiOUt’* Trial.
Winchester, Va., April 3.—The trial
of Kluenonr, who ia charged with the
murder of voung Hrav, near Ntepbens
city, aud hiding tue body under leaves in
adetise woods In Dect inhur last, begins
to-morrow. It will oontiuue at least two
weeks. ____________
II rower AI Uopp Dead.
I, on don, April 3.—The death Is an
tputuqed ot Bn qn ll.lndljji, formerly Hir
ltcurv AlWopp, member of tbe tainous
Brewing firm of Ruriou-ou-Treut. lie
was 10 year* ut age.
Tlio Ketull Beyond Reliable Prediction
—Tile (Jolted Labor Party Making n
Fight for the First Time and Full ol
Expectation—Reform the Issue of Both
the Democrats autl Republican!.
Cincinnati. April 3.—At tbe munici
pal election to-morrow there will be
three ticket* in the Held, Democratic, Re
publican and United Labor ticket. The
last named party, though bearing the
name, is not the Henry George party. It
should bo entitled the Union Labor party,
the name chosen by the National Labor
Conference whiob met here in February.
It includes all the elements whiob fused
in l hat. conference, among which are the
Prohibitionist* and Greenbackera. It is
proper to say that it does not include the
Socialist element. Us candidate lor
Mayor is \V. H. Stevenson, a journeyman
bricklayer, who ha* been quite prominent
in labor matters. Ho now holds the offioo
of Secretary of tho National Bricklayers’
Association. Us other candidates are
necessarily not widoly known, as they
represent tho new party. Mr. Sheage,
candidate for City Solicitor, is a young
lawver, who has also served for several
years as editor of the Express-Gazette,
fne issue this party presents is reform
and economy in municipal management,
The Democratic candidate for Mayor is
Isaac B. Matson, who tilled the office of
Probate Judge for a number of years; its
candidate lor Judge of the Superior
Court is ,J. It. Sayler, brother of Hou.
Milton Saylor, Who represented the First
Ohio district in Congress one or two
The Democrats attack sharply the lU
publioen methods of government and
promises of reform.
Tho Republican candidate for Mayor is
Aruer Smith, Jr., the present incumbent,
who was elected two years ago. Us b*'-
tlo-ory has been to keep out of municipal
office tbe party which has connived at tbo
frauds and public robbery which have
been exposed within the past two years.
As to the prospect for to-morrow pre
diction is difficult. The Democratic and
Republican papers respectively claim
that they will win. The Labor party
leaders are wild with expectations of
victory lor their ticket. They say they
have 13,000 men pledged to vote for them,
and they expect a large number
besides to join them on election
day. They have monopolized the enthu
siasm of tbe campaign, bolding a crowded
meeting last night in Music Hall. While
the leading member* of the old parlies
do not concede the clatms of the new
rival, they are not wiihout some leeling
of uneasiness at the appearance of tho
strength which it exhibits. The eleotion
will Ire held under rigid regulations now
in force, uml there is no expectation of
fraudulent voting. Tbe polls will close
at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
I lie Association of
I>nkc<l Upon ns Already
New Ouleanh, April 2.—The
tbe cotton handlers continues, and
is no Important change in the
other than the tact that the
of the meeting or tbe weighers
weighers last night sine die is
as a dissolution of their association.
screw men who belong to tbe new
oil will now refuse to handle any cotton
weighed by these men, as they are not
now regarded as union men. Tbe screw,
men to.dav were handling all the
cotton which had been put on tbe
levee, their explanation being
that the shippers had mixed
up a good deal of non-union press cotton
with wbnt is known as free on-board, and
that it was only this morning that the
deception was discovered and the matter
called to the attention of tbe executive
committee, who will see that it will not
nocii! again and that, only proper cotton
is received and slowed away. A meeting
of the new cotton council was held this
afternoon. It is learned that tbe only
important action was a determination
to continue the strike until they force
yard men No. 2to Join the now council,
or force them out of tbe presses. The
Classers’ Association also remains Arm.
It is stated that only one elssuer has ao
far resigned from 'be association, but it
is currently reported that a number havr
been discharged by employers.
< hiesgo's .striking O w punter s.
Chicago, April 3.—Slxty-tive hundred
carpenter*) employed by various con
tractors and shop owners throughout the
oity and suburbs wil|wp‘ as- work to
morrow morning, and building operations
In this county will be suspended indefi
nitely. The leaders |of the carpenters,
who alter a long struggle last summer
failed to carryout their demands for eight
hours and an increase of wages, deoided
then to renew the contest, and they hint
that, now, when building enterprise Is re
viving and carpenters are wanted, tbe time
has arrived to make the employers yield.
The carpenters are well organized.
Scarcely 300 or their trade in the county
are outside their ranks.
Boycotting the nun.
New York. April 3.—An afternoon
paner 01 this city having staled that a
boycott bail been placed by the Knight*
of Labor district assemblies upon tbe
New York Sun, Typographical Union
No. 0 tills afternoon adopted resolutions
denouncing any such attempt to muzzle
the press of this oity or of the eountry
and dcclurtn g for an expesslon of honest
opinion bv the press upon all matter*
touching the public welfare.
Boyt<iii t< swim to Now York.
Hudson, N. Y., April 3. (Japt. Paul
Hovion will leave this city at 10 o’clook
Tuesday morning to swim tbe Hudson
river to New York. He bad to abandou
his plan ol taking the water at Albany,
as the ice is still solid at that point, lie
will be aecompuuied by tbe oarsmen,
Wallace Boss and Geoigo W. Lee, wbo
will follow him in a boat, which will also
cohtaiu representatives of tbe press.
Receptions will be given (Japt. Boyton by
the boat club* at Kingston and New
Bis Mother >hw Him Dio.
Macon, Ga., April B.—J. M. Wilkin
son, a Mercer student of the Nophoinore
olass, whose home is Hillsviile.Va., died at
the college this morning of bronchitis, tbe
result of an attack of measles. His moth
er arrived In time to see him die. He was
17 years old and well known and popular,
ills remains were shipped to his home
this afternoon, accompanied by hi* moth
er and a delegation of students.
Thu t uhto All It light.
New York. ApnLß,—The Commercial
Cable Coinp*tl> i second uabis was r<-
paired io-du* U was touud lo hav*
been Injured hi Ice. I'U* aysuiu is sow
la working vjruei again.

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