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The Eloquent Preacher Speak-. of Impres
Sioni of Heaven-What Me Saw Kn a
Dream-A Glowing Demeription-The
Lesson and the EXhortatiOn.
BEOCKLYN, Fob. 4.--In the Brook.
lyn Tabernacle this forenoon the
hymns, the Scripture losson and the
prayers, as well as the sermon, were
about the future world more than about
tbis world. Rev. Dr. Talmage took for
his subject "A Vision of Heaven," the
text.being Ezekiel 1,1, "Now it came tc
passas I was among the captives by the
river of Chebar that the heavens were
opened, and I saw visions of God."
Expatriated and in tar exile on the
banks of the river Chebar, an affluent o
the Euphrates, sat Ezekiel. It waf
there he had an immortal dream, and il
is given to us in the Holy Scriptures.
He dreamed of Tyre and Egypt. lit
dreamed of Christ and the coming fieuven
This exile seated by that river Cirb.ir
had a more wonderful dream than vou
o'r I ever have had or ever will have
seated o' the banks 'f the Hudson or
Alabama or Oregon or Thames or Tiber
or Danube.
But we all have had memorable dreams
some of them when we were half asleep
and half awako, so that we did not know
whether tt.ey were born of shadow or
sunlight; .whether they were thoutghtAs
let loose and disarranged tis In slumber
or the imagination f taculties awake.
Much a dream I had this morning! L.
was halt past 5, and the day was break
Ing. It was a dream of' God-l dream
of heaven. Ezekiel had his dream on
the baks of the Chebar. I had my dream
not far from the banks of the Ifudson.
The roost of the stories of heaven were
written many centuries ago and thev
tell us how the place looked then or
how it will look coutuics ahead. Would
you not like to know how it looks now?
That is what I am going to tell you. 1
was there this morning. I have just
got back. How I got into that city o
the sun I know not.
Wbwhi of the 12 Ziates I eniterefd is tv
me uncertan. Butmy firstremembrance
of the ee is that, I Ptood on oo of tihe
m -in averues, lookin this way and that.
lost in raptures, and the air so tull of
music anti redolence and laughter and
light that I knew not which atreet. to
take, when an anuel of God accosted me
and offered to show me the objects of'
greatest interest, and to conduct me from
street to street, and from mansion to
mansIon, and from tempie to temple,
and form wall to wall. I said to thI
angel, "How long hast thou been in
heaven?" and the answer came, "Thir.
ty two sears, according to- the earthly
There was a aecret about this' angel's
name that was not given me, but from
the tenderness and sweetness and afl'ec
hIon and interest taken in my walk
through heaven, and more than all in the
fact of 32 years' residence-the number
of years since she ascended-I think it
was my mother. Old age and decrepi.
tude and the tired look were all gone,
but I think it was she. You see, I was
only on a visit to the city and had not
yet taken up residence, and I could
know only in part.
I lookea in for a ew moments at, the
great temple. Our brilliant and lovely
Scotch essayist, Mr. Drummond, saiys
there Is no church in heaven, but lhe (did
not look for it on the right street. St.
John was right when in his Patmosic
vision, recorded in the thir-d chapter of
Revelation, hie speaks of "the temp~le 0!
my God." I saw It this morning-the
largest church I ever saw, as big as all
the churches and cathedrals of the earth
* put together-and it, was thronged. Oh,
what at multitude! I had never seen so
* many people together. All the audiences
of nll the churches of all the ear th put to
gether would make a poor attendance
compared with that assemblage.
There was a fashion in attire and
headdress that Immediately took my at
tention. The~ fashion was white. All
In white save one. And the headdress
was a garland 01 rose and lily and mig
nonette, mingled with green le aves culled
from the royal gardlens and bound to
gether with binds of gold.
And I saw some young muen with a
ring on anger of the right hand and said
to my accompanying angel, "Why those
rings on the fingers of the right hands?"
and I was told that those who were them
were prodigalsons and once fed swine in
the wilderness and lived on husks, but
they came home, and the rejoicing father
said, "Put a rmne on lis hand."
But .1 said there was one exceptirn to
this fashion of white pervading all the
auditorium andl clear up throunh all the
galleries. It was the attire of the one
who presided in that immense temple
the chictfest, the m'ightest the lovelj.
est person in all the place. Its
-cheeks seemed to be flushed
with -infinite beauty, andl his lips
were eloquence omnipotent. Bunt his
attire was of deep colores. They sums
Rested the carnage through whish hie
had passed, auid I said to my attending
angle, "What is that crimson robe that
that he wears?" and I was told, "They
are dyed garm ents form Bozrah," and
'-le trod the wine press a lone."
Scon after I entered tuuls temple they
began to chant the celestial litany, it
was unlike anything I had ever heard
for sweetness or power and I have heard
the most of the great organs and the
most of the great oratorios. I said to
my accompanying angel, "Who is that
standing von<'- with the harp?" and
the answer wad, "David." And I said
"Who ls that sounding that trumnet?"
and the answer was, Gabriel." And I
said, "Who is that at the organ?" and
the answer was, -"IhandIle.'' Anid the
music rolled on till It came to a doxology
extollina; Ch'ist himself, when all the
worshipers lower down and higher up
a thousand galleries of them, suddenly.
dpped on their knees and chantedI
"Worthy ia the L~amb that was slain."
Under the overpoweing harmony I fell
hack. I Bald: "~Let us go This Is too
much Ifor mortal ears. I cannot bear
the overwhelming symphony."
But 1 noticed as I was about to turn
away that on the steps of the altar was
something like the lachrymaal, or tear
bottle, as I had seen It in the earthly
Smuseums, the lachrymals, or tear bot
tes,.lnto which the' orientals: used to
Wdeli their grIefs ana set them away as
sacred. Bunt this lachrymal, or tear bot
tie, Instead of earthenware as those the
orlentals used, was lustrous and fiery,
with many splendors, and it was tower
mug and of great capacity. And I sahl
tog attending angel, "what Is thai
-great .achrymial or tear bottle, standing
on Lbs step of the altar?"' and the an
~eI said: "Why, do you not know? Thai
Isti kotil to which David, tne psalm
side A*fz4 Irn his flfty-sixth psalw
whu ho said, Tat thou my tears iato
thy bottle.f It Is bilof tears from earti
-tears of repentance, tArs of bereave
ment, tears of Joy, tears of many cob
turies." And then I saw how maores
to the sympathetic God are earthly sor,
As I was coming out of the temple I
saw all along the pictured walls there
were shelves, and golden vials were be.
lug set up on all those shelves. And I
said: "Why the setting up of these viale
at this time? They seem just'now to
have ceen filled," and the attending an.
gol said "The week of prayer all around
the earli has just closed, and more sup.
plications have been made than have
been for a long while, and these new
vials, newly set up, are what the Bible
speaks of as 'golden yials lull of odors,
which are the prayers of saints.'" And
I said to the accompanying angel, "Can
it be ponsible that the prayers of earth
are worthy of being kept in such heav
only shape?" "Why," said the angel,
"there is nothing that so moves heaven
as the prayers of earth, and they are se'
up in sight of these innlute multitudes,
and, more than all, in the sight of
Christ, and he cannot forget them, and
they are before him world without end."
Then we came out, and as the temple
is always open, and some worship at
one hour and oders at other hours, we
passed down the street, amid the throngs
coming and going from the gi eat temple.
And we plnsed through a street called
Martyr place, and we met there or saw
sitting at the windows the souls of those
who on earth went through Oro and food
and under sword aud rack. We saw
Joha W iclif, whose ashes were by decree
of the council of Constance thrown into
the river; and Rogers, who bathed his
hands in twe tire us though it had been
water; and Baih >p Hooper and McKail
and L it.imer and Itidley and Polycarp,
whom the flames refused to destroy as
thay bent outward till a spear did the
work, and some of the Albigenses and
Ifnauenoto and consecrated Qnakeri
who were slain for their religion They
hand on them many scars, but their scars
were illuminated, and they bad on their
faces a look of ealeciul triumnh.
Then we passed along Song row, ,and
we met some of the old gospel singers'
"That is Isaac Watts," said my atten I.
ant. As we came up to him he asked
me it tho churches on earth were still
singing the hymns he composed at the
house of Lrd and Ladv Abney, to
whomil he paid a visit of 36 vears, and I
told him that many of the churches op
ened their Sabbath morning services
wilh his old hym, "Welcome Sweet. Day
I f Host," and celebrated their gospel
triumpths with his hymn, "Salvation, 0
the Joy fui Songil" and often roused their
devotions by his hymn' "Come We
Th'at Love the Lord."
While we were talking he introduced
me t.' ,.nother oh the song writers and
said, "'This Is Charles Wesley, who be.
longed on earth to a different church
fro'u mine, but we are all now members
of the same church, the temple o0 t4od
and the Lamb." And I told Charles
Wesley that almost every Sabbath we
sang one of his old hymns, "Arm of
the Lord Awakel" or "Come, Let us
Join Our Friends Above," or "Love Di
vine, All Love Excelling." And while
we were talking on that street called
Song row Kirk White, the consumptive
college student, now everlastingly well,
and we talked over his old Christmas
hymn, "When Marshaled on the Night
ly Plain." And William Cowper came
tip, now entirely recovered from his re.
ligious melancholy and not looking as ii
he had ever in dementia attempted sul
cide, and we talked over the wide earth
ly celebrity and heavenly power of his
01(d hymnns, "When I Can Read My Ti
tle Clear" and "Thero Is a Fountamn
Filled With Blood."
And there we met (George W. Be
thiune of wondrous Brooklyn pastorate,
and I told him of how his comforting
hymn had been sung at obsequies all
around tao world- -"It is not Death to
Die." And Toplady came up and
asked about whether the church was
still making use of his old hymn, "Rock
of Ages Cleft For Me." And we met
also on Song row Newton and Hastings
and Montgomery and Horatio Bionar and
we heard floating from widow to win
dow snatches of the old hymns which
they started on earth and started never
to die.
"But" says some of my hearers "did
yotu see anything of our friends in heav
en?" Oh, yes I did. "Did you see my
children thr? says some one, "and
are there any marks of their last sick
ness still upou t~hem?" I did see them,
but there was no pallor, no cough, no
fever, no languor about them. They
are all well andi ruddy and songful and
bounding with eternal mirth. They
told me to give their love to you that
they thought of' yoti hour by hour and
t hat when they could be excused from
the heavenly playgrounds they came
dIown and hovered over, and kissed your
cheek, and filled your dreams with their
glad faces, and that they would be at tihe
gate to greet~ you when you ascended to
be with them forever.
"But," say other voices, "dlid you see
our glorified friende?" Yes, I saw them
and they are well in the land across
which no pneumonmas or palsies or drop
eies or typhoids ever sweep. The aro
ma blows over from orchards with trees
bearing 12 manner of fruits, and gardens
comp~aredl with which Chatsworth is a
desert. The climate is a mingling of an
earthly Jtune and October, the balm of
the one and the tonic of tiheother. The
social life in that realm where they are
is superb and perfect. No controversies
or jealousies or hates, but love, univer
sal love, everlasting love. And they
told me to '.ell you not to weep for them
for their happiness knows no bound,
and it is only a question of time when
y- u shall reign with them in the same
palace and join with them in the same
exploration of planets and the same
tour of worlds.
But , onder in, this anisembly is an up
turned face that seems to ask how about
the ages of those in heaven. "Do my
departed children remain children or have
thley lost their chiidtsh vivacity? 1Do my
departed parents remain aged, or have
they lost the venerable out of their na
ture?" Well, from what I saw I think
childhood had advanced to full maturIty
of faculty, retainmng all the resi'isnce of
childhood, and that the aged aiad re
treat c:1 to midilfe, freed from all decad
ence, but still retaining the chwum of
the venerable. In other wor, it was
fully developed and complete life of all
souls, whether young or old.
Some one says, "Will you tell us
what most impressed you in heaven?"
I will. I was most impressed with the
reversal of earthly conditions. I knew
of course that there would be diflerences
of attre and residence in heaven, for
Paul had declared long ago that souls
would then differ "as one star differeth
from another," as Mars from Mercury,
as Saturn from lupiter. Bunt at every
step toi my dream in heaven I was
amazed to see that some who were ex
pected to be high in- heaven were low
dlown, and some who were expected to
be low down were hlgh up. Yo
thought, for instance, that those born
pious parentage and of naturally go(
disposition, and of brilliant !acultle
and of all styles of attractiveness w!
move In the highest range of celesti
splindor and pomp. Ao, nol
I founa the highest thrones, ft
brightest coronets,the richest mansior
were occupied by those who had repr<
bate father or bad mother, and who ii
herited the twisted natures of 10 ge
erations of miscreants, and who hi
cow ressed in their body all deprav
appt ites and all evil propensities, bt
they laid hold of God's arm, they rlie
for especial mercy, they conquered so,
en devils within and 70 devils withot
and wcre washed in the blood of Ui
Lamb, and by so much as their conteE
waz terrile and awful and rrolix thel
victory was conanlmate and resplend
ent, and they have taken places in:
measurably higher than those of goc
parentage,who could hardly help bein
good because tiiey had 10 generation
,f preceding piety to aid them.
The steps by which many haN
mounted to the highest places in heal
en were made out of the cradles of
corrupt parentage. When I saw tha
I said to my attending angel: "That:
fair; that is right. The harder tt
struggle, the more glorious the ri
Then I pointed to one of the moi
colonaded and grandly domedresidej
ces in all the city and said, "Who livq
there?" and the answer was, "TI
widow who gave two mites." "An
who lives there?" and the answer wa
"The penitent thief to whom Chri
said, 'This day shalt thou be with i
in paradise." "And who lives there?
I said, and the answer was "rTho blin
beggar who prayed, 'Lord,that my eye
may be opened."
Some of those professors of religio
who were famous on earth I ask,3
about, but no one could tell me an]
thing concerning them. Their name
were not even in the city directory c
the New Jerusalem. The fact is thu
I suspected some of them had not g<
there at all. Many who had 10 talent
were living ou the back streets c
heaven, while many with one taler
had residences fronting on the King
park and a back lawn sloping to tb
river Clear as Crystal, and the higher
nobility of heaven were guests at theJ
table, and of# en the white horse of hit
who "hath the moon under his feet
champed its bit at their door way. It
tinite capsize of earthly conditions! A
social life in heaven graded accordin
to earthly struggle and usefulness a
proportioned to talents given!
As I walked through those streets
appreciated for the first time wha
Paul said to Timothy, "If we suffei
we shall also reign with him." It sur
prised me beyond description that al
t he great of heaven were great suffer
era. "Not all?" Yes, all. Moses.bin
of %he Re sea, a great sufferer. David
him of Absalom's unfilial behavior an(
Ahithophel's betrayal, and a nation'
dethronement, a great sufferer. Eze
kiel, him of the captivity, who had th
dream on the banks of the Chebar,
great sufferer. Paul, him of the dit
eased eyes, and the Mediterranea
shipwreck, and the Mars 1ill derisiot
and the Mamertine endungeonmeni
and ,the whipped back, and the hea
man's ax on the road to Ostia, a grea
sufferer. Yea, all the apostles afte
lives of suffering died by violenci
beaten to death with fuller's club,c
dragged to death by mobs, or from tb
thrust of the sword, or by exposure o
barren island, or by decapitation.
All the high up in heaven great su
ferers and women more than men
Folicitas arid St. Cecelia and at. Agn<
and S't. Agatha and 80. Lucia ar
women never heard of outside the:
own neighborhood, queens of needi
and the broom,and the scrubbing brusi
and the wash tub, and the diary, re
warded according to how well the:
did their work, whether to set a tea ta
ble or govern a nation, whether em~
press or milkmaid.
I could not get over it as in m
dream I saw all this, and that some o
the most unknown of eartn were th
most famous in heaven, and that man
who seemed the greatest failures o
earth were the greatest successes c
heaven. And as we passed along on
of the grandest boulevards of heave
there approached us a group of person
so radiant in countenance and appart
I had to shade my eyes with both hand
because I could not endutre the lustes
and I said "Angel! do tell me who the
are ?" and the answer was, "These ar
they who came out of great tribulatio
and had their robes washed and mad
white in the blood of the Lamb!"
My walk through the city explaine
a thousand things on earth that ha'
been to me inexplicable. When I sai
up there the superior delight and th
superior hoavec of many who had oi
earth had it hard with cancers ani
bankruptcies and prosecutions an
trials of all sorts, I said: "God ha
equalized it all at last. Exccess- of en
chantmuent in heaven has more that
made up for the deficits on earth ."
"lBut," I said to my angelic escort,"
mnust go now. It is Sabbath mornmn,
on earth, and I must p reach today and
be0 in my pulpit by hal f past 10 o'clockt
"Good by" I said to the attendinar angel
"l'hanas for what you have shown me
I know I have seen only in part, but:
hope to return again through the aton
lng mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Goodby ."
Then I passed on amid chariots o:
salvation, and along by conquerere
thrones, and amid pi. ared majesties
an:l by windows of agate, and undw.
arches that had been hoisted for re
turned victers. And as I came towart
the walls with the gates, the walli
flashed upon me with emeralds an<
sapphires and chrysoprases and am
ethyats until I trembled under th
glory, and then I heard a bolt shove ant
a latch lift and a gate swing, and the3
were all of pearl, and I passed oul
loaded with raptures, and down by
worlds lower and lower and lower stil
I came within sight of the city of m3
earthly residence, and until through
the window of my earthly home thi
sun poured so strong upon my pillo
that my eyelida felt it, and in bewilder
ment as to where I was and what I hat
seen 1. awoke.
Reflection the first: The superiorit3
of our heaven to all other heavens
The Scandinivian heaven. The depart
ed are in everlasting battle except at
restored after being cut to pieces
They drink wine out of the skulls oj
their enemies. The Moslem heaven a
described by the K~oran. "There ehal
be houris with large black eyes like
p earls hidden in their shells." The
Slav's heaven: After death the son
hovers six weeks about the body ant
then climbs a bteep mountain, on the
top of which is paradise. The Ta:ma
nian's heaven: A spear is placed by the
dead that may have something to Aigh1
with, and after awhile they go into
long chase for game of all sortik The
Tahitian's heaveni: The departed are
eaten up of the gods. The native At
rican heaven: A land of shadows, ant
in speaking of the departed they say
"All is done forever.'' The Americat
aborigine's heaven: Happy hnntinj
grounds, to which the soul goes on
bridge of snake. The philosopher'
heaven: Made out of a thick fog or ai
infinite don't know. But hearken an
behold our haven, whatougm
)u mostly described by ilgures:A speeh,
of in the Bible and by parable of a Gream
Id in this disoourse, has for its chief char.
, acteristics separation from all that is
i vile, absence from all that can discom.
al fort, presence of all that can g(ratulate.
No mountains to climb, no chaams to
ie bridge, no night to illumine, no tears to
Is wipe. Soandinivian heaven Slav's
heaven, Tasmanian heaven, Iahitian
1. heaven, African heaven, aborigine's
heaven, scattered into tameness and
d disgust by glimpse of St. John's
Id heaven, of Paul's heaven, of Christ's
Lt heaven, of your heaven, of my heavent
d Reflection the second: You had bet
F ter take patiently and cheerfully all
it pangs, affronts, hardships, persecutions
e and trials of earth, since if rightly born
t they insure hevenly payments of ecstasy
r Every twinge of physical distress.
every lie told about you, every earthly
- subtraction if meekly born,will be heav
d enly addition. If you want to amount
to anything in heaven and move in its
best society, you must be "perfected
through suffering." The only earthly
e currency worth anythin at the gate of
r- heaven is the silver of tears. At the
a top of all heaven site the greatest suf
t, fered Christ of the Bethlehem caravan
I sary and of Pilate's oyer and terminer
and of the Calvarean assassination.
What he endured, oh, who can tell,
To save our souls from death and hell.
3t Oh, ye of the broaken heart, and the
disappointed ambition, and the shat
, tered fortune, and the blighted life,
take comfort from what I saw ina my
d Sabbath morning dream.
s Relection the third and last: How
it desirable that we all get thereI Start
a this moment with prayer and penitence
'" and faith in Christ, who came from
d heaven to earth to take us from earth
s to heaven.
Last summer a year ago I preached
one Sabbath afternoon Ic Hyde park,
d London, to a great multude that no
man could number. But I heard noth
ing from it until a few weeks ago, when
Rev. Mr. Cook, who for 22 years has
t presided over that Hyde park outdoor
meeting, told me that last winter, go
ing through a hospital in London, he
saw a dying man whose face brightened
i as bA told him that his heart was chang.
ed that afternoon under my sermon in
Hyde park, and all was bright now at
e his departure from earth to heaven.
I Why may not the Lord bless this as
well as that? Heaven as I dreamed
about It and as I read about it is so be
ning a realm you cannot any of you af
ford to miss it.
Oh, will it not be transcendently glor
ious after the struggle of this life is
over to stand in that eternal safet ?
Samuel Rutherford, though they vie.
lously burned his books and uujustly
arrested him for treason, wrote of that
celestial spectacle:
The King there In his beauty,
Without a veil, is seen;
It were a well spent journey,
Though seven deaths lay between.
The Lamb with his fair army
Doth on Mount Zion at and,
And glory, glo7 dwelleth
In Immanuel s land.
The Senate Sub-Committee Devising
1,rMany Changes.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-The sub
committee of the Senate committee on
t. inance, consisting of Jones of arkansas
r Mills and Vest, got to work early this
3, morning in Vest's room and went over
ir a number of schedules in the tariff bill
*e suggesting changes in number that are
* nearly tentative pending final action
by the full committee. It is said that
f- the bill might be reported to the Senate
- next Tuesday,b but this was emphati
as cally denied this moning by a mem
d ber of the sub-committee, who said that
hr despite whatever progress had been
a, made, it would be utterly impossible to
', have the bill ready by that time. Speak
- lng of the bill generally, this Senator
i declared that when the measure was
- reporterd to the Senate it would be a
- strictly revenue bill, yielding suficient
revenues for the government under an
v economic administration of affairs.
f This, he said, meant that there would
e be a duty on sugar, which was in line
Y with the Democratic policy as enunciat
f ed in the Mills bill, and an increase in
f the whiskey tax.
e The bill *has been practically divided
a into five sections or schedules--A, B, C
s D and E. In the first schedule will be
1 placed all articles bearing compound
5 or combined specific and ad valorem
duty and the duties will be all ad valor.
y em. In scneedule B will be placed all
'e iarticles bearing a duty of 40 per cent;
n lschedule C those bearing 30 per cents;in
0 in the schedule D those bearing 20 per
icent, and in schedule E those bearing 10
d per cept. The bill when reported will
d contain no free list. :Every article
V mentioned In it will be subject to a
e duty of some kind, and those not men
i tioned in the bill will be admitted free
1 of duty. The sub-commnittee are going
I carefully through the Wilson bill and
B selecting the largely imported articles.
-As these articles are picked out, they
1 are placed in the schedule, which the
judlgment of the committee will cause
I them to yield the greatest revenue.
i urn the afternoon the wis.
e chedule was briefly dis
,discussed. The talk was as to
.the advisability of increasing the tax
.and extending the bonded period. No
[ agreement was reached, but it was do.
- cided to have a talk with tbe Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue on the sub
ject. One point appears very clarly as
Sthe result of thesub-committee's labors
'up to this point and that is, that the
tariff bill1 which they will present to
r their Democratic associates on the fl-r
nace committee for approval will boa
Sa slight resemblance to the original
i Wilson bill. The reason for the exten
I sive changes in contemi plation, and
already made, is to be found in the do.
cision of the three sub-committeemen
to be governed by the plan of the old
Walker tiiriff act, and so place the du
ties as to secure the largest amount of
revenue, which in volves, of course, re
ductions in some cases, inereases per
haps, in others and a very restricted
free list, if indeed, any articles entering
largely into consumption are permitted
to enter duty free.
The Republican members of the com
mittee are devoting themselves to de
vising a metilod by which the action
of the Democratic majority against
further hearings upon the bill by inter
ested parties may be reversed. They
are planning to have the bill recommit
ted to the committee when it reaches
the senate, with Instructions to the
sommittee to grant hearings. This they
hope to accomplish through the aid
of Democratic votes.
Mills Biowna Vp.
SPARTANBUJRO, Feb, 6.-At 0.20 this
I morning, the large driving wai-lof the
3 Spartan Cotton Mill went to iAces sud
-denly, and falling on some of the large
pipes, broke them and caused a terrific
1. explosion. Both cylinders were torn to
t pieces. F. A. Lewis,engineer, was in
a stantly killed. Noah Greene, who work
3 ed in the engine room had both legs
- broken. The engine house was shaken
I to pieces, the root being blown off.
, Geo. Poore, the assistant engineer, was
i not hurt, much. lie thinks the driving
f wheel was the first thing to give way.
* It was a fearful crash and it will be
a several days before the mill starts up
i again. 'Engineer Lewis was a Northern
I man, perhaps from New York. The
a main building was not ininred
The Trouble Was Over a Dispensary Oaau
M~en Who Wanted to XKil Miller Atte
the Shooting Preveuted by a Brave Pc
1 . ..
COLUMBIA, S. 0., Feb. 8.-For tb
first time since the dispensary law bi
came a law, blood was shed on its a(
count In the capital of the State yes
terday afternoon. Mr. W. B. Meetze
the man who shot and killed ,lark
few years ago, and the man who defle
Governor Tillman and his constables a
the fair grounds last November, gc
Into a street affray near Columbia's fa
mous street fighting ground, the corne
of Main and Washington streeti
where every serious affair of any im
portance that has happened in recen
years in Columbia has taken placf
with Davis Miller, a stock dealer hall
ing from North Carosina and the forme
er fell with a bulletin his side withi
one hundred yards from the spot wher
Clark fell and expired when he shc
him. The extent of his injuries car
not yet be ascertained.
Never before has a pistol fight oc
curred here In which so many shot
were fired without Injuring any one ex
cept the participants. The street wa
filled with people at the time, anct Mil
ler, knowin-r he had a cool sure shot t
deal with, emptied two pistols, save on
bullet, in less time than it takes to to:
It. It was a perfect fusilade, and cre
ated the wildest excitement, especiall
when Mr. Meetze was seen to reel an
fall to the ground. All day long serioui
trouble of some kind bad been antic
pated, but no one knew from wha
quarter it would come, or at what houi
Miller had been a witness In the fira
blind tiger case and his testimon
goaded some of the liquor men an
their friends to desperation. Long be
fore he had concluded the giving o
his testimoney, it could be seen that h
would have to answer in one way o
another to somebody for some of hi
statements. Some of the men looket
very angry. Miller evidently knew to(
that he was to be "talked to," for h
had come to the co, rt house arme
with two pistols, both self-acting
which he carried in his outside over
coat pockets. At any rate, just as th
recess was taken things looked pretty
squally. Miller went back into one o:
the jury room and serious trouble cam<
very near resulting in there, two met
tackling him and cursing him pretty
severely. Justice Clarkson went ir
there, however, and pulled Miller out
taking him downstairs. Mr. MeetzE
and others who were very much in
censed came on around on Main street
and they talked very bitterly aboul
Miller. Several parties urged them te
go on home but somehow they gol
around on Law Range qgain. They
went to a point In front of McMaster'a
law office and stood there talking
Among them were Messrs. William
Sheppard, Meetze Fry and Herriot
Miller was standing up In front o:
Shand's law office at this time, talking
to some young men. Fry evidently
wanted to tackle Miller, for some onf
heard Mr. Herriot say to him: "No yoi
ought not to do it." Just about thi
time Mr. Charles Hendrix, the defend
ant in another case, pulled out a piste
near the corner and appeared to be verl
angry. Police Sergeant Morehead an
Bell Towerman Dunning saw hire
grappled with him and took the piste
from him, sending him away to th'
station house. Just about this timi
Mr. Miller came on down towards Mali
Eye witnesses all agree on the story
They say Miller came on down th<
sIdewalk, and tried to paies around thi
crowd standing there. As he did si
Fry stepped up to him and said: "Dic
you say .L swore to aldamned lie today ?
Miller replied: "No, I did not." Fr'
said: "Well, these fellows tell me so.'
Miller said: "Well whoever saId so tol
a G-d d--d lie." Mr. Meetze, whi
was standing behind Fry, rnaroun(
and came up before MIller, cursini
him, It is said and hit him once on th
sIde of his head.
Trial Justice Stack, who',happened t
be near, rushed In between the tw
men and pulled them apart. Mr. Fry
pulled Mr. Stack to one side. Mi
Stack, in the name of the law, com
manded the men to keep the peace ani
called on others to help him handle th
two men, lHe grappled Miller ani
started off across the drain with hire
Meetze, being released, followed Mille
up to the middle of the street dalinj
him to draw his pistol, and sayIng
"G--d d-~n you draw. I dare yoi
to pull out your pistol."
In the meantime Justice'. Stack wa
still wrestling with Miller, and had got
ten him ten paces a~way from Meet Zi
in the Middle of the street. EFial'
Miller squared himsel', shook Stack of
and ran his hand into each overcoa
pocket. When his hands came ou
there was a shining weapon in each
Hie pointed one at Justice Stack, wh4
left, seeing he could do nothing more
Miller leveled both his pistols atic
shouted: "Come on, all you people."
At this time Mieetze was still advanc
ing upon him still shaking his lef t hanc
at hIm and pulled his pistol from hii
hip pocket with his right. Then s<
several eye witnesses say, Miller let Ilre
at Mr. Meetze. In quicker time thar
it takes to tell it Miller proceeded tc
fira nine bullets at Mr. Meetze. Mr
Meetze returned the fire as rapidly, and
the firing sounded like an infantry com
p any practicing "company firing." Mr
Meet 'e nearly em ptied bis pistol. Aftei
the first fire Mr. Meetse was hit in thc
side and was seen to reel back wardi
and fall to the ground like a dead man
lie tried to rise, but could not. Sergt
Morehead of the police force, rushed al
Miller with his club raised. Miller still
had both of his pistol leveleel. As the
officer came up to him he raised bott
hands and said: "I surrender." Them
Meetz's friends, seeing that Mestze was
T he On1
pr1vave statement of one
of the Judges.
Responsible Oouti
. J. W. Gik
badly wounded and thinking that he
was killed, cried "kill the scoundrel'
and were about to make for him. Then
, it was that Sergt. Morehead displayed
wonderful courage.
le placed the prisoner behind him
leveled his platol on the crowd and told
, them that the first man who came al
Miller he would shobt dead in hie
W tracks. As soon as possible he turned
. Miller around, and being joined by
otbr officers went 'as quickly as pos.
sibTe with him to the station house
Miller left thinking that he had killed
e Meetze, and sent for Capt. John G. Ca
pers to act as his attorney for him.
. As soon as the firing ceased many of
. the bystanders rushed to Mr. Meetze'i
side. When asked if he was hurt mudh
" he said: "I think my leg is broke." A
a hasty examination revealed a bullel
I hole in Mr. Meeze's right si(,it being
t located just about the center of hit
t vest pocket. The blood poured from thf
, wound. Several gentlemen lifted th
r wounded man and dispatched messen
, gers for a physician. They were abou
- to take him into Dr. Ray's office, but hW
t said: "No, take me around home." Hi
, was perfectly cool and collected, bu
- was powerless to move a muscle. Hq
g was placed in a carriage and takei
i home. He asked for his hat just as hi
was driven off. The people all alonj
t Main street heard the fusilade auc
came running to the scene of the trou
ble. In a few moments the excitemen1
Swias intense, and the streets were filled
for two hours with excited men. Dra
- Talley, Folk and Taylor were soon a
s Mr. Meetze's .ide. They examined th
wound and I oked for the bullet, but
) failed to flnd it. It ranged backwardl
P .he physicians say it may have en
1 tered the abdominal cavity, but the)
- cannot yet tell. In this case the wount
I Is a very serious one indeed. They soor
I inclined to think, however, from tht
s symptoms and the fact that it was i
small bullet that it ranged around to
t wards the back, and in that case wil
not have serious results.
About 8 o'clock last night Dr. Ken
dall, the family physician, was callet
in. He made a cateful examination
and located the ball in the abdomina
cavity. It is impossible to extract it
* It entered between the tenth anc
r eleventh ribs, fracturing the upper bor
3 der of the former. It is lodged neai
the liver. Dr. Kendall says the wound
is not necessarily fatal, but is extreme
ly serious, and it would be hard to pre.
dict the result. The great danger is
from peritonitis. Mr. Meetze was rest.
Ing pretty easy at 10 o'clock last night
Mr. Miller was only slightly scratche
by one of Mr. Meetze's bullets. It en
tered his coat sleeve near the wrist
glanced along his arm and came ou
near the shoulder.-State.
To Prevent Hlm from Beating His
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 4.-Eas1
Hfighlandb, a suburb of Columbus, wan
the scene of a terrible tragedy earli
this morning. James Thompson, a ma
chinist, returned home last nilht con
siderably under the induence of liquor
quarrelled with his wife1 and finally
drove her out into a furious rain stor
at midnight, Bhe sought reibge at a
neighbos's house, with three little chil
aren. About 3 o'clock, a son, CIto
Thompson, aged 23 years, who is v
printer by trade, returned from his worl
and went to bed knowing nothing of tht
r treatment of his mother. ChIff is dea
and dumb. This morning at 6 oflocli
,Mrs. Thompson returned to her home
I and attended to her children, who re
3 turned with her. Thompson was
aroused and finding his wife in the house
renewed his quarrel with her and ordered
her to get out. The woman pleaded
with her brutal husband, who, losing
control of himself, made a savage at
tack on her. At this juncture, Cliff,
the deat mute son, appeared in the rooa
and sprang to tbe assistance of his moth
er. His father turned on him to drive bi.e
off. The boy jerked his mother away,
when Thompson reached for a pistol,
mntending, it is presumed, to shoot either
his wife or son, possibly both. Chifi
grabbed a razor from the top o1 a bu.
rean and a deadly struggle ensued be.
tween him and his father. The bo.1
. made a lunge at the infuriated man,
slashing him across the throat, severi
the carotid artery and cutting him se
verely in several other places. Thomp
Sson, the elder, fell to the floor in a poo
Sof blood and expired in a few minutes
The son proceeded at once to the police
.station, wrote a statement of the trast
edy on a piece of paper and burrenderec
g himself and was placed under arrest.
:The affair has created intense excite.
1 ment and hundreds of people surround
the place. Public sentiment Is with the
son, who was an industrious man ani
was forced to commit the horrible act
in defense of his mother.
A Storm'. Deadly Work,
iii RMINGHIA M, Feb. 4.- A wind and
i'ain storm, which passed over Birm.
-tngham last night, blew down the Con.
gregational church at Gate City, siz
miles from here. The Christain En.
deavor Society, composed of thirty wo,
men and children, was holding a meet.
ing at the time. The roof crashed in
on them beneath th'e debris. Nearly
every person in the building was more
or less hurt. The serious casualties are
Mrs. R. S. Protchell, leg broken 'and
internally injured and will die; Mrs.
James Niles, internally injured will
dIe; Charlies, Olsen, thigh broken,
probably fatal. The others are not
seriously hurt. Half the physicians of
Birmingham are at Gate City, and the
greatest excitement prevails. The
building was a small frame structure,
or many would have been killed.
A candidate for mayor of Kansae
City, Mo., tried to whip an editor-a
Missouri editor, and named Stout, at
that. But they say that if he runs ori
the ticket as well as he did down
stairs he will be elected before the polil
y A war d
Ly Agents Wanted.
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- inoresud Orgauo.
2OW 18 the tiMeU buy summer p
cash balance November 15th At&
W11 buy a Piano at spot cash price $1
cas, balance November 15th 1898,'
Wil buy a orga At spot cash prIce,
Se he list to choose from. stelainwy,
Mason & Hamlin. Mathushek and Stir
ling Pianos, Mason & Hamlin and
Stirling Organs. Fifteen days test
trial and freight both ways it not satis- 5
factory. A large lot of nearly new and
second hand Pianos and Organs at bar
gains. Good as new. Write for prices
W.N. Trump, Coltimbia, S. U.
A DEOISION was lately reported from"
Iowa which may Interest owners of
dogs. The snpreme court of .that
State sustained a decision of a lower
court whereby damages to the amount
of $1,500 were awarded a man who was
injured by being thrown from his bug
g In a runaway caused by the barking V
o a neighbor's dog.
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The manufacturer pays all
the expenes and I sel them
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&nd guarantee ever one a
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With a view to mutual advantage, we
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chinery to corresgond with us before piac
ing their orders. We are confident or c"'r
ability to save money to our customers, aunt
- nly ask the opportunity; of proving the
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--'H1E- 9
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Use, have earn3
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tion asq the best
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REonomy in
fuel an d water
Has 110 CQual.
Rice Planters and Rice Millers can
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for $3W.0.
Corn Millers can buy tho bost French
burr mill, in iron frame, folly guaran
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thour, for $115.00.
Saw Millers can buy the variable
fi lotion feed DeLoach Mill from
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Also Gang Rip Saws, Edgers. Swing *
Saws, Planing Machines, and all kinds
of wood working machinery.
"Talbott" Engines and Bollers.
Special discounts made for cash.
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