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God dad not so Much as Lift a Finger to
Bring forth Light- a. Stupendous Under
taking.--Need of God's Bare Arm!.
B0ooLYN, Jan: 21--Singularly ao
propriate and impressive was the old
gospel hymn as it was sung this morn
ing by the thousands of Brooklyn Taber.
Lacled, led on by cornet and organ:
Arm of the Lord, awake! awaked I
Put on thy strength, the nations shake.
Rev. Dr. Talmage took for his subjecl
'"The Bare Arm of God," the text being
Isaiah 1i, 10, "The Lord bath made bare
his holy arm."
It almost takes our bieath away to
read some of the Bible imagery. There
is such boldness of metaphor in my text
that I have been for some time getting
my courariup to preach from it. Isaiah,
the evangelistic prophet, is soanding the
jubilate of our planet redeemed and cries
out, "The Lord hath mads bare bis holy
arm." Wbat overwhelming suggestive
ness in that tigure of speecb, "Tce bare
arm of God!" The people of P:destine
to this day wear much biudering apparel.
and when they want to run a special
race. or litt a special barden. they put off
the outside apparel, as in our land woea
a man proposes a special exertion he
puts off his coat and rolls up his sleeves.
Walk tbrough our foundries, our mia
chine shops, our mines, our factories,
and you wili find that most of the toilers
have their coats oft ar.d their sleeves
rolled up.
Isalau saw that there must be a ire
mendous amount of worz acne before
his world L ecomes what it oubt to be-.
and te fo'resees it all accomplished, and
accomplighed by the Almihtv, not us
we ordinarily think of him. Lut by the
Almighty with the sleeve of his rihe
rollea back to his shoulder, "The L rd
bath made bare his holy arm."
Notning more im Presses me in the Bible
than the ease with which God does m-si
tbings. Tncre is such a res-rve ot
power. He has more tvundeb 'is thou
he has ever flang, more ll;t than he
bas ever distributed, more blue thau tat
witb which he has overarered the sk'.,
more green than that wn0 w bich he ri. s
emeralded the grass, mort- crim--on thau
that WiLh 4.tich he has buroisbea ihb
SunsetS. I say it with reverenee, from
all I can see, God has never half tri-d
.You know as well as I do tbi man
o! tMe most elaborat- an I exp. nive is -
dustries of our world htve been em
ple ed in creatinz arti5cial ha t. H-l
of the time the % orld is dark. l be moon
and the stars have their glorious uses.
but as instruments of illumination the.N
are failures. They will not allow you
to r-ad a book or stop the ruffi ism of
.lour great citits. Had not the dark
ness been persistently fought back bi
arficial means, the most of the world's
enterprieees would have halted half the
time, while the crime of our great muni
cipalities would for half the time run
rampant and unrebuked; nence all the
inventions of creating artificial liht,
from the fiint struck against steel in een I
turies past to the dynamo of our elec
trical manufactories. What uncounted
unmbers of people at work,. the year
round in makmg chandeliers and lamps
and fixtures and wires and batteries
where ligh i shall be made or along which
light snail run or where lhght shail poise!
How many bare arms of human toil
and some of thoe bare arms. are very
tired-in the creation of ligat and its ap
paratus, and~after all the work the great
er part of the contmnents and hemis
pheres at night have no light at all. ex
cept perhaps the firefhies flashing their
small lanterns across swamp.
But see how easy God made tne light!
He did not make bare his arm; he did
not even put forth his robed arm; he did
not lift so much as a finger. The flint
out of which he strack the noonday en
was the word "Light." "-Lst there be
light!" Adam did not see the sun until
the fourth day, for, though the
sun was created on the first.
day, it took its rays from the first to the
fourth day to work through the dense
mass of flids by which this earth was
comnassed. Did you ever hear of any
thing so easy as that? So unique? Out
of a" word came the blazing sun, the
father of flowers and warmth and light.
Out of a word building a fireplace for all
nations of thre earth to warm themselves
by! Yea, seven other worlds, five of
them inconceivably larger than our own,
and 'i9 asteroids, or worlds on a smalle-r
scale! The warmth and light for this
great brotherhood, great sisterhood,
great family of worlds, 871larger or smnai
ler worlds, all from that one magnifi
cent fireplace made out of the one word
"Light." The sun 386,000 miles in di.
ameter! I do not knoe how much gran
der a solar system God could have cre
ated if he bad put forth his robed arm to
say nothing of an arm made bare! But
this I know-that our noonday sun was
a spark struck from the anvil of one
word, and that word "Light."
"But" says some one, "do you not
think that in making the mnachinery of
thre universe, ot which our solar system
is comparatively a small wheel working
into mightler wheels it must have caused
God some exertion-the upheaval of an1
arm, either robed or an arm made bare?"
No. We are distinctly told other wise
The machinery of a universe God made
simply with his fine ers. David, inspired
mn a Right song, says so-" When I con
sider tby heavens, the work of thy fiui
A Scottish clergymnan told me a f-wi
weeks ago of dyspeptic T bomas Carly le<
walking out with a friend one starry
night, arnd as the friend looaed tip andi
said, "What a splendid sky!" Mr. Car
lyle replied as he glanced upward. -Sad
sight, sad sight!" Not so thought David
as he read the great Scripture ef :he<
night heavens. It was a sweep of em
broiderv of vast tapestry, G-.d maniva
lated. That is the allusiou cf the psalm- I
1st to the woven hangings of tapestr t
as they were known lone nefore David's
time. Far back in the ages what eu
chantment of thread and color, the
Florentine velvets of sia and gold and
Persiau carpets woven ot goats' hair! It
you have been in the Gobehtn manul ac
tory of tapestry in paris-als,
now no miort!-you wanessed
wondrous things as you saw
the wooden needle, or broacb, gomn
back and forth and in and out. You
were transfixed with admiration at the
patternse wrought. No wonder that
Louis XIV bought it, and it became!
the possession of the throne, and tar a
long while none but thrones
and palaces might have any tf
its work. What triumvphs of ioom!
What v:ctory of skilled fingere!
So David says of the heavens that God's
fingers wove into them the light; that
God's fingers tapestried tnefn with stars
that God's fingers einbroiderered themn
wit worlds How much of the im
mensity of the heavens David under
stood I know not. Astronomy was
born in China 2,800 years before Christ
was barn. During the reign of Hoang
ri as ronomers were put to death if
they made wrong calculations about the
beavens. Job understood the refrac
tion of the sun's rays and said they
were "turned as the clay to the seal."
The pyramids were astronomical ob
ervatories and they were so long ago
built that Isaiah refers to one of them
in his nineteenth chapter and calls it the
"pillar at the border.? The first of all
sciences boin was astronomy. Wheth
er from knowledge already ab:oid or
from direct inspiration, it seems to me
David had wide knowled e of the heav
ens. Whether he understood the full
forces of what he wrote I kno -v not, but
the God who inspired him knew, and he
would not let David write anything but
tiuth, and therefore all the world that
the telescope ever reached or Coperoi.
cus or Gahlei or Kepler or Newton or
Laplace or Herschell or our own Mitch
ell ever saw were so easily made that
they were made with the fingers. As
easily as with your fneers you Erold the
wax, or the clay, or the dough to par.
ticular shapes, so he decided the shape
of our world, and that it should weiih
ix sextillion tons, and appointed for all
worlds .heir cibits and decided their
:ol .r-the white to Si-ius, the ruddy to
Aldebaran, the vellow t-> Pollux, the
t~lue to Altair, marryi-g some of the
stars, as the 2.400 double stars that
Herschell observed administering to the
whims of the variable stars as their
dance becomes brighter or dim, prepar
in2 what astronomers calleu -the Lzirdle
,)f Andromeda" and the nebula in the
sword handle of O:ien. W rlds on
w.rlds! Worlds under world! Worlds
above worlds! Worlds beyond world-!
S. many that arithmeties are of no use
in tbe calculation! But he counted them
as be na de them, and be made them
wi:h his finaer,! Reservittion of Power!
Sup eression ot omripotence! Resource
as yet untoucher.! Almigbtiwess yei
ndernonstratedI N ow, I ask for the
benrfi. of ah diseartened Cnristia,
workt%:s, if God accomplished so muca
with hit fiuters. what can he do when be
puts out all his streogth and when be
unlimners all -he batteries of his omnuip
)eoce9 The- Bible speaks aia-d and
inaw of Go-1's ou;st esched arm, ' n
inv occ-. and that in the text, of the
bare arm of God.
My text makes it plain that the recti
Scou..n of this;w >rid is a stupendou- un
:eraking. D takes m->re power to mdrke
.his wo-ld over agaio than it took t,
make it at first A word svas only ve
:e-Kary for the first creation, but tor tne
ait-w creat-on the unsleeved and unhin
3ered fore arm of the Almighti! The
ea -on at that I can aadert;tand. In ttie
;hipvards or Liverpool or Glasgow or
w York a great vessel is constructed.
rhe architect draws out the plan, the
ength of the beam, the capacity o1 ton
Dse. the rotation of whell or screw, the
:abios, the masts and all the appoint
ente of tbis great palace of the deep.
rbe architect finisbes his work without
LUn perplexity, and the carpenters and
trt-zans toil on the cratt so many hours
r day, each cne doing his part, until
ith figs and thousands of people buz
'?ng on the docks the vessel is launched
3t out on the sea that steamer breaks
er shaf t and is limpire slowly along to
acd harbor when Caribbean whirlwinds
hose mighty bunters of the deep, look
oa out for prey of ships, surround that
ronded veisel and pitch it on a rocky
oast, and she hifts and falls in the
>reakers until every joint is loose, and
very spar is down, and every wave
weeps over the hurricane deck as she
arts midships. Would it not require
nre skill and power to get that splin
ered vessel oft the rocks and reconstruct
t than it required originally to build her?
ave! Our world that God built so beau
ital, and which started out with all the
~denic foliage and with the chant of
aradisaical bowers, has been 60 centu
es pounding in the skerries of sin and
orrow, and to get her out, and to get
er oft, and to get her on the right way
gain will requIre more of omnipotence
;han it required to build her and launch
er. So I am not surprised that though
a the drydock ofone word our world was
nade it will take the unsleeved arm of
lod to lift her from the rocks and put
ier on the rlght couise again. It is evi
sent from my text and its comparison
with other texts that it would not be so
~reat an undertaking to make a whole
onstellation of worlds, and a whole gal
iy of worlds, and a whole astronomy
> worlds and swing them in their right
rbits as to take this wounded world,
his strandcd world this destroyed world
md make it as aoo:1 as ?(hen it started.
Now, just look at the enthroned diffi
~ulties in the way, the removal of wbtch
he overthrow of which seem to require
he bare right arm of omnipotence.
lhere stands heathenism with its 860,
)00,000 victims. I do act care whether
ou call them Brahmans or Buddhists,
lonfucians or fetich idolaters. At the
World's fair in Chicago last summer
hoe monstrosities of religion tried to
nake themselves respectable, but the
ong hair and baggy trousers and trimk
ted robes of their representatives can
iot hide from the world the facts that
.nose religions are the authors of funer
tral pyre, and juggernaut ,:ruasbing and
lanaes infanticide, and Chinese shoe
orture, and the aggregated massacrei
f many centuries. They have their
:eels on India, on Chins, on Persia. on
3rneo, on three-fourths of the acreaae
>f our poor old world. I know that the
issionaries, who are the most i-acrific
ug and Christlike men and wo nen on
arh, are making steady and glorious
roads upon these built up abominations
>t the centuries. All this stuff -hat v.ru
ee in some of the newspapers abriut
he missiouaries as living in luxury and
iler ess is promulgrated bv corrupt
Lmerican or Engli:-h or Scotch mer
rants, whose lcose oehavior in heathen
ities has been rebuked by the mission
ries, anid these corrupt merchants
rite home or tell innocent- and unsus
etinig visitors in India or China or
he darkened islands of the sea these
lsehoods about our consecrated mis
ionaries, who, turning their backs on
iome and civilization and emolument
.nd comfort, spend their lives in trying
o introduce the mercy of the gospel
mong the downtrodden of heatheniem
ome of those merchants leave their
ailies in America or England or
coland and stay for a few years in
hes ports of heathenism while they are ]
nakrng their fortunes in the tea or
-ice or opmum trade, and while they are 1
hus absent from home give themselvs
o orgies of dissoluteness such as no
pen or tongue could, without the abo
lition of all decency, attempt to report.
'he presence of the missionarie
mth their pure and noble house
olds in those heathen ports is a con
stant rebuke to such debauchees and
miscreants. If satan should visit
deaven, from which he was once rough.
ly but justly expatriated, and he should
write home to thle realms pandemon
lac, his correspondence published in
about what he had seen, he would re- 1
port the temple of God and the Lamb i
as a broken down church, and the I
house of many mansions as a disrepu- I
table place, and the cherubim as sus- 1
picious of morals. Sin never did like
holiness. and you had better not de- 1
pend upon satanic report of the sub
lime and multipotent work of our mis
sionaries in foreign lands. But not
withstanding all that these men and I
women of God have achieved, they feel, I
and we all feel that it the idolatrous 4
lands are to be Christianized there 1
needs to be a power from the heavens I
that has not yet condescended, and we i
feel like crying out in the words of 1
Charles Wesley:
A m of the Lord. awake, awake!
Xt on thy btrength, the nations shake.
Aye, it is not only the Lord's arm
that is needed, the holy arm, the out
stretched arm, but the bare arm'
There, too, stands Mohammedanism,
with its 176 000,000 victims. Its Bible
is the Koran, a book not quite as large
as our New Testament, which was re- I
vealed to Mohammed when in epilep
tic fits, and resuscitated from these fits.
he dictated it to scribes. Yet, it Is I
read today by more people than any
other book ever written. Mohammed, <
the founder of that religion, a polygam- <
ist, with superflaity of wives, the first I
step of his religion on the body, mind i
and soul of woman, and no wonder
that the heaven of the Koran is an ev
erlasting Sodom, an infinite seraglio,
about which Mohammed promises that t
each follower shall have in that place t
72 wives In aadition to all the wives he
had on earth, but that no 1d woman
shall even enter heaven. t
When a bishop of England recently i
proposed that the best way of saving
Mohammedans was to let them keep
their religior. uut ii graft upon it some t
new principles from Christianity, he i
perpetrated an eczlesiastical Jke ar. I
which no man can iaugh who has ever t
seen the tyranny and domestic wretch- i
ediness which always appear where tbat i
religion gets foothold. It has marched E
across continents and now proposes to E
set ip its fil hy and accursed banner in i
Americi, and what it has d -ne for I
l'urkey it world like to do for our na I
tion. A religion that brutally treats s
womanhood ought ,ever to be fostered 1
in our country. But there never was i
a religion so absurd or wicked that it t
did not get disciples, and there are t
enough fools in America to make a E
large discipleship of Mohammedanism. t
This corru pt religion has been making r
sweady progsess for hundreds of years, i
ana uotwithstanding all the spleudid E
work done by the Jessups, and the a
Gomaells, and the Blisses, and the Van
Dy kes, and the Pos: s, and the Misses I
Bow ens, . and the Misses Thompsons,,t
and scores of other men and women of c
wvhom the world was not worthy there I
it stands, the giant of sin. MOnammed t
anism. with one foot on the heart of a
woman and the otner on the heart of e
Christ, while it mumbles from its min- c
arets this stupendous blasphemy, "God E
is great, and Mohammed is his pro- i
phet." Let the Christian printing c
presses at Beyroot and Constantinople t
keep on with their work, and the men d
and women of God in the mission c
fields toil until the Lorn crowns them, L
but what we are all foping for is some- c
thing supernatural from the heavens c
as yet unseen, something stretched
clown out of the skies, something like
an arm uncovered, the bare arm of the g
od of nations! C
There stands also the arch demon of s
alcoholism. Its throne is white and 1
made of bleached human skulis. On ]
one side of that throne of skulls kneels (
n obeisance and worship democracy, t
and on the other side republicanism, t
and tne one that kisses the cancerous
ad gangrened foot of this despot the
aftenest gets the most benedictions.
here is a Hudson river, an Ohio, a
ississippi of strong drink rolling ~
:hrough this nation, but as the rivers
rom which I take my figure of speech ~
empty into the Atlantic or the gulf this I
mightier flood of sickness and insanity ~
and domestic ruin and crime and bank- '
ruptcy and woe empties into the hearts, C
and the homes, and the churches, and r
the time, and the eternity of a multi- s
tude beyond all statistics to number or c
describe. All nations are mauled and
sacrificed with baleful stimulus or kill
ing narcotic. The pulque of Mexico, s
the cashew of Brazil, the hasheesh of,
Persia, the opium of China, the guavo
of Honduras. the wedro of Russia, the
soma of India, the aguardiente of Mo
rocco, the arak of Arabia, the mastic ~
of yria, the raki of Turkey, the beer ~
of Germany, the whiskey of Scotland, S
the ale of Eagland, the all drinks of c
America, are doing their bent to stupe- a
fy, inflame, dement, impoverish, bru- u
talize and slay the human race. Hu- s
man power, unless reenforced from the t
heavens, can never extirpate the evils a
[ mention. li
Much good has been accomplished by
the heroism and Idelity of Christian re
formers, but the fact remains that there .
are more splendid men and magnifi
cent women this moment going over
the Niagara abysm of inebriety tnan at a
any time since the first grape was
turned into wine and the first head of '
rye began to soak in a brewery. When1
people touch this subject, they are apt t
to give statistics as to how many mil- h
ions are in drunkards' graves or with c
iuick tread marching on toward them. ,
'he land is full of talk of high tariff ,
and low tariff, but what about the
tighest of all tariffs in this country,
:he tariff ot $900,000,000 whi ch rum put
pon the United States in 1891, for that.
i what it cost us? You do not trem- 1
ole or turn pale when I say that. The t
act is we have become hardened by Y
itatist-s, and they make little impres i
ion. But if scme one could gather in
o one mighty lage all the tears that (
ave been wrung out of orphanage and e
vidowood, or into one organ diapa- d
son all the groans that have been ut. t
:ered by the suffering victims of this ~
olocaust, or into one whirlwind all ~
he sighs of centuries of dissipation, or
from the wicked of one immense prison t
ave look upon us the gi-iring eyes of t
ill those whom strong drink has en ~
unngeoned, we migh'. perhaps realizs L
he appalling desolat!On. But no no; t
t'e sight would forever blast our vis-s
on; the sond would forever stun ourt
ouls. Go on with your temperance t
iterature; go on with your temperance r
latforms; e on-with your temperance ~
as. B3ut we are all hoping for some- 0
hg from above, and while the bare t
irm of suffering, and the bare arm of -
nvalidsm, and the bare arm of pov- a
~rty, and the bare arm of domestic des- t
lation from which rum bath torn
:he sleeve are lifted up in beggary
md supplication and despair let thei
>are arm of Gcd strike the
3reweries, and the liquor stores,
md the corrupt politics, and the license
aws, and the whold inferno of grog. i
ihops all around the world. Down, t
;hou accursed bottle, from the throne! t
[to the dust, thou king of the demi- I
hn! Parched be thy lips thou wine
:up, with fires that shall never be quen- c
But I have no time to specify the i
nanifod evils that challenge Christianl-C
ty. And I have seen. in some Chris
.ians, and read in some newspapers,
md heard from some pulpits a dishear- 1
tenment, as through Christianity were t
so worsted that it is hardly worth while f
o attempt to win this werld for God, t
nd that all Christian work would col-C
;each a Sabbath class or distr
racts or exhort in prayer meetings
reach in a pulpit as satan is gaining
tround. To rebuke that pessimism,
;he gospel of smashup, I preach thie
iermon, showing that you are on the
vinning side. Go ahead! Fight on!
WVhat I want to make out.today is that
>ur ammution is not exhausted; that
til which has been accomplished has
ieen only the skirmishing before the
reat Armageddon; that not more than
me of the thousand fountains of bsau
y in the King's park begun to play;
hat not more than one brigade of tne
nnumerable hosts to be marshaled by
;he rider on the white horse has yet
;aken the field; that what God has done
et has been with arm folded in flowing
,obe, but that the time is comiag when
ie wili rise from his throne, and throw
)ff that robe, and come out of the pal
ices of eternity, and come down the
tairs of heven with all conquering step
md halt in the presence of expectant
ations, and flashing his omniscient
byes across the work to be done will put
)ack the sleeve of his right arm to the
ihoulder and roll it up therte and for the
vorld's final and complete rescue make
are his arm. Who can douh' the result
vhen according to my text Jehovah
toes his best when the last reserve forco
)f omnipotence takes the red, whe-n the
ast sword of eternal might !eaps from
ts scabbard? D. you kuo' what de
:ided the battle of Sedan? The hills a
;housand feet high. E'even hundred
:annon on the hills. Artillary on the
ieights of Givonne and 12 German bat
eries on the heights of La Mon:)ello
Che crown price of Saxony watched the
cene from the heights of Mairy. Be
ween a quarter to 6 o'clock in the
norning and 1 o'clock in the aiternoon
f Sep'. 2. 1870, the hills dropped the
hells that srinttered the French host in
he valley. The French emperor and
he 86,000 of his army captured by the
ills. So in this conflict now raging be
ween holiness and sin "our eyes are
into thp bills." Down here in ,the
ralleys of earth we must be valiant
oldiers of the cross, but the Command
r of our hosts walgs the heights and
Iews the sceue far better than we can
n the valleys, and at tne right hour all
leaven will open its batteries on our
ide, and the commander of the hasts ot
orighteousness with all his followers
ill surrender and it will take e'ernity
o fully celebrate tie universal victory
nrough our Lord Jesus Christ. "Our
yes are unto the bills." It is so cer
ain tu be accomplishted that Isaiah in
y text looks down through the field
ass of prophecy and speaks of it as
ready accomplished and 1 take my
tand where the prophet took his stand
,nd look at it as all done. "Hallelujah
is done. See those cities wiLhout a
ear! Lo k! Those continents with
ut a pang! Behold! Those hemis
heres without a sin! Why those des
rts-Arabian desert, American desert
nd Great Sahara desert-are all irrigat
d into gardens where God walks in the
ol of the day. The atmosphere that
ncircles our globe floating not one
roan. All the rivers and lakes and
deans dimpled with not one falling
ear. The climates of the earth have
ropped out of them the rigors of the
old and the blasts of the heat,and it is
niversal spring. Let us change the
Id world's name. Let us no more be
alled the earth, as wh-n it was reeking
rith everything pestiferous and male
olent, scarletted with battlefields and
ashed with graves, but now so
anged, so aromatic with gardens and
o resonant with song and so rubescenit
rith beauty, let us call it Immanuel's
and or Beaulab or millennial gardens
r paradise regained or heaven! And
o 'God, the only wise, the only good,
he only great, be glory forever. Amen.
Killed Wife then Himself.
GREENVILLE, S. 0., Jan. 23.-Last
ight Ed Davis kille d his wife and then
illed himself. Davis was a well known
d rather prominent negro. He has
en sellinz papers and also keeping a
tore. His wife was a handsome yellow
roman. Both were under thirty yeas
f age. The whole affair is wrapped in
iystery, They lived happily, were re
pected by white people and no cause
an be assigned for the act.
Davis cut his wife's head with an axe,
robably while sbe was in bed asleep.
,he ad several ualy gashes, either of
rhich would have caused death. She
ras ound in bed this morning, her long
air carefullylsmoothed and the cover
eatly pulled up about her, and had it
ot been for the blood it would have
eemed that shewas sleepmng. The body
f Davis was found in his well a few
teps from his back door. The theory
Sthat !n a sudden fit of passion he
truck, and then finished the job with
be axe. The horror of the deed was so
reat that when he calmed down he de
berately went and leaped into the well.
)avis' eldest child, some eight years
d, saw the father and mother retire.'
o screams or noise were~ heard by
elabbors. There is a growvina reellng
mong the colored people tha:. there was
>ul play and that Damvis aed his wile
rere botb murdered. The coroner's
iry brought in a verdict to the effect
de woman came to her death at the
ands of parties unknown. It is a signia
nt fact a negro suggested that Davis
ras in the well as soon as the murder
ras discovered.-State.
Tilman an d Ir by.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-Editor Wil
ams of the Greenville News, who,
bis afternoon, had a conversation
rith Senator Irby on a personal matter,
Sautority for the statement that the
enator deciares positively that he and
rovernor Tillman today had a confer-.
ce of four hours, came to a full un
erstanding, and will work together in
be coming campaign. Senator Irby
as he will do all he can to defeat
lowden's attempt to prostitute the
bformrs' organization to the uses of
be Third party. Etitor Williams says
iat the Senator declared emphatically
hat he bel'eves there is a plot to com
it the Reformers to the Third party
y reslution if a March conven ton
aall be held. This Jumfers 'nach from
e story of others of the Reform fac
ton, who were jubilant this morning
their evident rielief that Tillman is
ith them and will force Irby into line
r throw bim overboard. They claim,
owever, to have told Tillmnan that he
ust come in or stand bamck. So f'ar
s can be gathered here, the arrival of
he Governor, instead of pacificating
r solidifying the warring factions, has
ivided them, and they seem to be
arther apart than ever.-State.
Importanlt E lplanatioo.
WAsHINGTON. Jan. 20.-"There is a
aisconceptiona regarding the income
ax," said Tarsney (Dem.) of Missouri
his morning. "Fhe bill exempts all
ncomes of $4,000 and less. In other
ords, a man who has an annual in
ome of $4,000 pays no tax. A man
rith an annual incime of $4,100 pays a
per cent. tax on $100, whicn is the ex
es above $4,000. A member of Con
ess fer example is taxed 2 per cent.
n $1,000, the other $4,000 of his incoms
ieing exempted by the la w. It is well
hat tiue public should understand this,
or the impression seems to be general
hat where one's income exceeds S4.000
me is taxed on the full amount which
Sigi Ificant Action of Several Sub-Alti- T1
ances in Lancaster Cunty.
LANCASTER, S. C., Jan. 24.-The Re
view newspaper, which has been the Jc
County Alliance Organ for several j
years, having very severely criticised at
the Legislature for some of the acts el
passed by it, had its offieial head cut off by
by the County Alliance by a vote of pr
15 to 19 sometime ago, which body at
the same meeting passel a resolution gz
boycotting the Review, all because the ?l
Review criticised and condemned some in
of the work of the Legislature. In op- t
position to the County Alliance sevoral M
sub-alliances have taken up the cud- I~l
gels for the Review, and the fight has 2r
become a very interesting one, as it A
shows that the boycott business won't "
work any longer to hide the doings of 1h
the demagogues who want to conceal i
their ion-performance of duty from
th3 people. to
About ten days agr Carnes sub-alli- an
ance passed very strong resolutions re
condemning the action of the County re
Alitance in attempting t) boycott tie C
Review, and pledging its support to of
the paper, and this week the Gill's tb
Creek Union, which is composed of tb
several sub-alilances, passed tjie f >- fu
lowing preamble and resolutions: sp
Whereas, At the Coanty Alliance tr
meeting held at Midway school house
on the 5th day of January, 1894, at the se
instance, and upon the motion of J. Ny
Copelana Elliott, which was seconded th
by James Cullins, resolations were n
adopted whereby the actisn of the Al- an
liance in the selpetion of the Lancaster c
Review as the County Alliance Organ cl
was rescinded, and the support of the "
Alliance withdrawn from the said c!
newspaper, on account of the editor of 8
said pp-r publishing an editorial m
wherein he saw fit t criticise the ac- to
tion of our recent Legislature. Ana, ao
whereas, in the judgment of the Gill's tut
Creek Alliance Union such action is to.
not approved. Therefore be it re- Ge
solved, Do
1st. 'hat we t eartily endorse the rea- he
otutions of the Carnes school house Al- to
liance adopted on the 13 h instant, con- G
demning tne action of said County Al
hance for boycotting the L incaster la
R-view for the reason above stated. st
2nd We most heartily commend our 01
worthy brother, the E iitor o, the Lin- rit
caster R-view, for the manly and fear- hi
less way in which he expressed himself
in the editorial above alluded to, and
we do respectfully invoke our true and Ju
worthy brother to turn on the light pi
with maore just such editorials, and en- th
lighten and brighte-n the minds of the 2 <
deluded people of our country that theyi Jc
may soon see day and the error of their of
way, and for which he shall ever h.ave Ct
our support and commendation. El
3rd. We as AUliancemen recognize ry
fully the guarantee made us before we la!
became members of the Alliance that w,
said Order would in no wise interfere M
with our religiousor political principles. al
Therefore, we as non-political Alli- cil
ancemen will endeavor henceforth to OD
strengthen our noble O der by turning fa
a deaf ear to the selfla cries of all de- th
magogues and political tricksters, and sP
to see to it that this Alliance is not tb
used in any way to promote any man's ci
cause for political office. se
A motion was passed requesting the m
county papers and the Cottoa Piaat to
publish the foregoing resolutions.
The following resolution was adopt
ed by the St. Luke Alliance, which is ed
the strongest sub-alliance in the coun- hi
ty, and one of the best in the State: d(
Whereas, The County Alliance at ba
Midway school house meeting on the les
5th instant adopted a set of resolutions dc
rescinding a certain resolution previ- fli
ously adopted mating the Lancaster hi
Review its County Organ and with- to
drawing its-support from said news- or
paper, assigning as a reason fc: such
action that the Review had gone back th
on the Reform movement, and where- til
as the Alliance and the Reform party m
are two distinct organizations, one a ci;
faction of the Democratic party and mi
the othera strictly non-partisan organ- uj
ization. Therefore be it s
Resolved, That we feel constrained an
to express our disapproval of the ac- iy
tion of the County .Allance in said sta
particular, believing and knowing as fu:
we do that the Review has been true to of
the Alliance and its principles and re- he
cognizing as we do its right to criticise to
the action of any political party as well et:
as the acts of all public officials. That sh
we commend, instead of condemning ca
the Review for its honest expressions fo
of opinion upon both men and meas- th
res, whether its views accord with pe
ours or not, and we pledge to that pa- -wi
per our cordial support in the future as his
in the past. Inl
A motion was passed requesting the of
county papers and the Cotton Plant to
publish the above resolution.
These resolutions are significant from
the fact that many of the members of'$
the sub-alliances which paesed them
are Tillmanites,but they are done withj
the boycott business, and are willing to
ear both sides, provided the criticisms
are couched in proper language, which
was the fact in the Review case. Theli
boycott, that dangerous weapon of the S
iatant demagogues, has played out in I r
ancaster County. Our people believe I
n free speech, and will not boycott a se4
paper simply because it differs with ga
them politically.W
A seamer Lost.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J,, Jin. 22.- ser
The steamer Andes, Captain Willams, lo,
which went ashore at 1:30 o'clock this Be
norning, off Little Beach, will probably of
e a total 1088, as she now lies in but in,
about filteen feet of water with the sea ty.
ounding her heavily The chances for pr
her getting off are decidedly poor. Tne da
vessel is laden with a valuable car so of o
offee, bananas and oranges, and was
onod from Costa Rica to New York.
A crew ol fortyv men In addition to the
atain and offi.:ers are on b -ard, and
will , emain unuil all chauces f >r her be- (
log saved are exhausted. The two pss- Ti.
ser.ers who were on board, were this foi
orning taken cff by the life saving bu
The Only
privave statement of one.
of the Judges.
Responsible Oounty ~A
J. W. 0Gibi
te Mftchel-Corbett MXi Cami off At
ter All! ti
JACKSONVILLE, FL&., Jan. 24.- -
dge Ebydon M. Call reached forth his w
dicial hand at 3 o'clock this aifternacn 1,
.d pulled the Daval Athletic Club out fc
the hole into which it had been cast p,
the Governor of Florida. To the sur- is
ise of almost everybody the Judge I
anted the injunction asked for by the er
ib restraining Sheriff Broward from M
and way interfering with the fight be- o
-een James J. Corbett and Charles I
itchell, which is scheduled to take
ice in this city to morrow. The order h
anting the injunction is very brief, the
age simply stating that in his opinion er
love contests" were not violative of to
at law of Florida which forbids "fight- -
D by previous appoinLment."
The Court room was picked almost ;
euffocation b7 the sporting gentry,
d wben the import of the order was
aEzsd pandemoalum broke loose. -
ieer alter cheer came fcom the throats r
lovers of pugilism, and the officials of
e Court were utierlv unable to qaell
5disorder. Judge Call grew -eJ in the
:e and pounded fir order, but the
orts were too overjoyed to be con
led easily.
To say that the occasion caused a
neation in the city is putting it mildly,
ne men out of every ten beleved
t Judge Call would uphold the Gover
*r .in his cfforts to prevent the mill,
d when his deciesion in favor of the
ib becamo gener tlly kocwn the people
re dumbfounded. At presernt the
ib people are on top for the. Grst time
ice they undertook to pull off the
.tch, but bow long they will remain on
p is a quetioo. It Governor Mitchell
3epts the decision of course there is no
ther ohae in the way ot the fight
-morrow. BUt the attitude of the
>vernor has been s, determined in op
ti'ion to the fight that many believe
will yet find some ;ay to ctrcumvebt
. club. It is understood that the
>vernor ia averse to declaring martial
v. In fact, Attornev General Lamar
ed to-oweht that martial law would
t be declared This- was on the autho
y , f a tele_-ram from the G >vernor
JACKSONVILLE. Fla, Jan. 25-James
bn C irbett or California is the cham
)> pugilist of the world. He won to
e honor at twenty-eight minutes past W
>'ock this af ternoon, when "Honest"
bn Kelly pronounced him the winner en
the prize of $20,000 in his tight with
iarles Mitchell, the champion of
igland. Tne fight was arr easy victo
for the American champion. It
ted only three rounds, and Corbett
is the aggressor from the very start.
itchell was clearly out-classed, and
bhough the fight was a sharp and ex
ing one, it was really a ore-sided de
e In every particular. There were
1ly 3,000 people present and all of
em were disappointed because the
ectacle was so short as to hardly give s,
em the worth of their money-espe--y
lly those who had paid $25 for boxL
ats and come from 1,000 to 3,000
iles to occupy them.
Take the Cuzre.
A number of cases have been report
in this city where Keeley graduates
,ye been drugged. A man who would
this deed for the purpose of getting
,ck a customer should be filled with
ad up to his neck, and the man who
les this brutal act as a joke should be
led with the samie metal to the top of
s hat. There can be no terms' used
severe for a greedy whiskey peddler
fool of this kind.
The Keeley Cure has done more for
e human race than anything In our
ne. They can as successfully cure a c
an of whiskey-drinking as any Dhysl
an can treat the measles. It is a in
nsure that people can afford to back
u, protect, defend and push. They ab
ofd vigorously punish the dopers
d firmly insist that all maudlin, tip
nuisances should take the Care and Oil
Ly cured. There is no need of being
rther annoyed with this useless class fa<
humanity. If a man can keep sober
is under obligations to his neighbors
do so. If he cannot maintain sobri
' under all circumstances, then he
uld take the Cure. All know he 4
a be cured, and he knows it. Be
e many years it is to be eXpected ye]
t the authorities will by law comn
ta man to be decent and sober
ether he will or not; at least retain
n in safe keeping where he will not T
erfere with the peace and happiness I
other people.-Joliet (Ill.) Ne ws.
Fianors and Organa....
Wow is the time to buy summer plan
5 cash balance November 15th 1893.
ill by a Piano at spot cash price $10
;h, balance November 15ta 1893
ill buy a organ at spot cash price.
the list to choose from. Steinway,
sn& Hamhn. Mathushek and Stir
g Pianos, Mason & Hfamlin and
rling Organs. Fifteen days test
a and freight both ways if n4t satis
~tory. A large lot of nearly new and
ond hand Pianos and Organs at bar
ins. Good as new. Write for prices
.. Trump, Columbia, S. C.
A Sad O ccurrence.
LBERTON, Ga., Jan. 21.-Quite a
ious if not fatal accident occurred in 1M
ver Eiberton Friday. Young Mr.
n Tillmain, son of Governor Tillman
Soth Carolina, is visitisg his cons
young Mr. Sam Stark, of this coun
These t wo young gentlemen were
cticing shooting at a target on Fri
v, when the gun, while in the hands e.
Song Liliiman, accidentally dis
irged, the ball passing the body of
jg Mr. Stark producing a serious
JOLIBIA, 8. C , JMt.. 20--G9en0
rmau has offe-red a reward of $100
the capture of the party who, a
eed the store of H. S. Folk at Bamn
WAS - to
.gents Wanted.
es & Co.,
All L1abiIt1tes.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.-Liabilities, $55,
0,000; assetts, 8440. This evitome of
te report of Receiver T. J. Harley, of
ie Guarantee Investment Comyany,
Led in the circuit court here, tells vol
ies about the nature of the concern
hose presiden, C. B. McDonaldis
)w under sedtence of imprisonment
r fraud. The report shows the com
my's liabilities were $55,000,000-that
there were 55,000,000 bonds outstand
g. To payoff these bonds the recely
found $449 in cash and 75 cents in
utilated. He also tound a quantity
office . furniture, which he expected
ight be turned into money for the
nefit of creditors, but Mr. Harley
as dumbfounded to receive within
Ilf an hour after he had left his re
irt a notice informing him that ev
y stick of furniture was mortgaged
Austin & Co., private bankers.
j 'ay 'treme Prices for Goods!
rd for aiogue and See What You aa SaMf
$60 37'F
- ro --
.T ustt.:. intr),hace -!wim.
... j o.
.3 N~o freight pado . O (r-.
-.n. Guaramteed t. - us a
gd .r'a2 or ?uo!Wc re
-aw ~ uu.d -I-~ IS, -on p
I..~j I D va
-'2a r - i-we - $46. Will delivel
o your detlo. Ir : Thin No.*
Tbwit 2
pieces of
ware, will
be deliver
ed to your
depo' for
- -- only $12
*W 4w#Zprice $1&
h a11 .or
--ON LY $! -3. 0
elivered :, * mr '*po-t. -
The re;:aa - this
e(x - Y .
you for 5342.78
d guarantet- every one a
rgain. No freight paid W
hia Buggy
A $650 PAN
livered at your depot
t frph! p:. for *,10 -4
send for catalogims of Furniture, Cooking
ovea Baby Carriagems, Bicycles, Organs, Pi
ou .'.ea Sets. Dinner Seta, Lamps, &c., and
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rte all parties who intend buying ma
inery to correspond with us before piac
g ther orders. We are confident or our
lilty to save money to our customers, and~
ly ask the opportunity of proving the
Besides machinery of all kinds, we
a largely in ]3uggiesr Wagons, and other
ieles. Write to us.
r. H Gibbes Jr., & Co..
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Use, have earn.'
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Rice Planters and Rice Millers can
y a single machine that will clean,
.11 and polish. rice ready for market
$ 350.00.
Corn Millers can buy the best French
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>ur, for $115.00.
Saw Millers can buy the variable
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Also Gang Rip Saws, Edgers, Swi'i
tws, Paning Machines, and allikinds
wood working machinery.
"Taboit" Engines and Boilers.
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