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His Text, "I Was a Straner, and Ye Took
Me Ino-Whero the Stranger Should No;
0oI-ExplortufA a 01 v'S In iquit'en.
BDooKLYN, A -ril 8.-Before no audi
etce in the world could such a sermon
so i-v. Dr. Talmage piciieled toda- be
as appropriate as In the Brookli n Tah.
ermicle, where it. is estimated that. 150,
000 straigers at.tetl every )ear. Ii, was
a ierwon that had for the u a special In.
tere.-t. Toe text selt-ed was Matthew
xxv, 35, "1 was a stranger, and ye tool
It is a moral disaeter that j'icosity har
despr iled w) manN passatles if scripture
BLd m It i1 one il'st has suflered Iron
irri veierCt and ma-aliedi quotation. I
shows great povirtv of witand humo
wien 1.eople take the sword of divine
truth for a gatme at fencing or chip of
frcm the K ,hinoor diamond of inspIra
tien a sparkle to decorae a fol's cap
My text Is the salectation in the last jud i
ment, to be given to thjose who iinvi
shown hospitality and kindness aa<
Christian helpfulness to strangers.
By railroadund steamboat the popula
tion of the earth are all the time in mo
tion, and from one year's end to another
our citics are crow1ed with visitors.
Every morning on the tracks of Lhi
Hudson river, the Pennsylvania, thi
Erie, the Long Island railroads, ther(
come passenger trains more than I cat
number, so that all the depots and th<
wharves are a rumble and a-clang witl
the coming in of a great immigration c
strangers. Some Of them come ior pur
poses ol barter, some for mechanism
some for artistic gratification, some fo
sightseelan. A great many of them gi
out on the evening trains, and conse
quently the city makes but little impres
sIon upon them, but there are miul tit ude
who, in the hotels and boarding houses
make temporary residence. They tarr,
here for three or four days, or as man
week. They spend the days in th
stores and the evenlngs in sightseeinu
Their temporary stay will make or brea)
them not enly financially, but; morally
for this world and the worb
that is to come. Multitudes of
them come into our mornin
and evening services. I ant conscioul
that I stand in the presence of many thil
moment. I desir wore especially t(
spoiak to them. May God give me thi
right word and help me touttcr It in the
right way.
There have glided into this houR
those unknown to otiers, whose his orv,
It told, would be nrore thrilling than the
deepeist tiagedy, more exciting that
Patit's song, nore br-eht, than a sprlin,
morinmg, tiore anuful tia, a winl
try midnight. If they could a an
up here and tell the stor
of their escatles, and their tetup!a
tions, and their bereavi menit, and their
disaster, and theor v ctories, an I t hir 'f
teats, there w ould be it, 111. n101one 8uch
a comminnlig of groans and ucclama.
lints as Would make the pince unendur
Tth re is a man who. in finIcy, lay iD a
cradle sati ivned. Ou' yonder is a matn
wbo was vicked up, h ' -unodinLL on B >a
tou common. Here a man who if. co.
ly obervlingZ this religious oervice, e x
pecting~ no ad~vatage and carivg for no
advantage ior lmnet, while vorler is
man whoiu has been for 10 ears in an'
aw~ ful) cor flagrathiln oft evil Iia1biila, andti be
is a mere cinder of a decst'rved nature.
and lhe is wondering ii there shall ie I
this service any e'scape Or help for i
immortal soul Meeting you only (ileCn
psrbops lace to face- I strike hands with
you m~ an' earn~est, talk about, your pres
ent condition and your eternal well be
ing. 8 . Paul'a ship at Mehita went to
pieces where two seas meet,, but we
stand today a'. a point where a thousas.d
st'as converge, anid eternity alone can
tell the issue of the hour.
Th~e hotels of this country for beauty
and elegance are not tn-paened by th a
hotels in any other land, but, those that,
are most celebrate d finr brilliancy of tanes
try abd mirror canniot give to t.he guest
any costly apartment, unless lie can at'
ford a parlor in addition to his lodging|
The straniger, therefore, will aenerally
find assigne:f to him a room without any
pictures and perhaps any rocking chair.
He will tind a box of matches on a bu
reau, and an old [iewspaper left by the
previtus occupant, and that will be
about all the ornamentation. At 7
o'clock in the evening, af ter having takeni
his repast, he will look over bis menmo
randum book of the dIa's ' work, he will
write a let ter to his home, and then a
desperation will seize upon him to uzet
out. You hear the great city thunder
ing under your windows, and you say,
"I must join that procession," and In 10
minutes you have joined it. Where are
you going? "Oh," you say, "I havon't
made tip my mind yet!" Betteor make
up your mind before you start. Per
haps the very way you go now you will
always go, Twenty years ago ithere
were two young men who came down
the Astor House steps and started out in
a wrong direction, whore the- have been
going ever since.
"Well, where are you going?" srys
one man. "I am going to the academy
to hear some music." Good. I would
like to join y an at the door. A t the tap
of the orchestral baton all the gates of
harmony and beauty will open before
you. I congratulate you. Where are
you going? "Well," you say, "I am
going up to see some advertised plc
tures." Good. I should like to go along
with you and look over the same cata
legue. and study with you Kensett and
Bierstadt and Church and Morain. Noth
ing mere elevating~ than good pictures.
Where are you going? "Well," you
say, "I am going up to the Young Men's
Christian associatfon rooms." Gooid.
You, will find there gymnastics
to strengthen the muscles, and books to
improve the mind, and Christian Influ
ence to save the soul. I wish every cIty
in the Unitsd 8tates had as fine a palace
for its Young Men's Christlan assocla
Wio as NewY ork has Wher ae oi ?
long walk up Broadway, and so tutu
around into the Bewery. I am geing to
* study human life." Good.
A walk through Broadway at 8
o'cl ick at night is interestin2, educating.
fascInating, appalling, exhilarating to
the last degree. 8top in front < f that
theater arid see who uoes In, 8 op at
that saloon and see who comes ouat S e
the great tides of life surging backward
and forward and heating against the
marhze of the curbstone and eddying
down mni the salewons. What is that
s wark on the lace of that debauchee? It
is the hectic dash of eternal death.
-What is that woman's laughtet? [t ia
the shriek of a lost soul.
,Who Is that C.hrist:an man going along
#1ith a vial of anodynie to the dying pan
per or .Elm strest? W ho is thiat belated
snantin the way to aprajer meetit
Who is that city missionary going to a
fake a box in which to bury a child? a
Who are all these clusters of briht and 1
betutiful fNces? Thev are golg to some
iiteresiing place of amusement. Who I
is that man going Into the drug store?
That is the man who yesterdav lost 011
his fortune on Wall street. lie is going
in for a dose of baliadona, anm before
morning it will make no difference to
him whether stocks are up or down. I $
tell you that Broadway. between 7 and k
12 o'clock at night, between the Battery v
mid Cen ral Park. ia an Austerlitz. a c
Gettysburg, a Waterloo, where king c
doms are lost or won, and three worlds E
mingle ir the strife.
I meet anothet coming down off the
hotel s'en, and I tay, "Where are you I
ving?" You Rav. "I nam going with a
merchant of New York who has prom
ised to show me the underground life of
the city. I am his customer, and he is
going to oblige me very much." Stopi
A basiness house that tries to get or
keep our custom through such a pro
cess as that iB not worthy of you. There
are busiiness establishments in our cities
which have for years been sending to
destruction bundreds and thousands of
merenants. They have a secret drawer
in the counter, where money Is kept,
and the clerk goes and gets it whei he
wants to take these visitors to the city
through the low slums of the ulace.
Shall I mention the names of some of
these great commercial establishments?
I have them on my lips. Shall I? Per
haps I had better leave it to the young
men who, in that process, have been
destroyed themselves while they have
been destroying others. I care not how
high sounding tae name of a commercial
establishment if it proposes to get cus
f tomers or to keep them by such a pro
cess as that. Drop their acquaintance.
They will send you a style of goods dif
r ferent from that which you bought by
sample. They will Rive you under.
weight. There will be in the package
half a dozen less pairs o I suspender i
than you paid for. They will rob you.
Oh, you feel in your pocketh and say,
"'Is my money gone?" They have
robbed you of something for which dol
lars and cents can never give you com
I When one of these Western merchants
, have been dragged by one of those com
I mercial agents through the slums of the
city, be is not fIt to ao home. The mere
memory of what he halt seen will be
k moral l'ollution. I think you had better i
let the city iissionary and the police at I
tend to the e xplorathion of' New York
and underground lifii. You do not go
to a snellpox station for the purpose of
exploration. You do not go thero be
caue you are atraid of contagion.
And yet you -o into the presence of a
moral leproAy that is as much more C
daierous to Nou as the (leath of the
sout is worse than the dleath of the body
I witi u 'dertako to say tha. nine-teut.h-.
1f 1'ie men who l'ave been ruined in nut
citi a have been I utoled y simply going (
to o'e.'rve without tiny idea of partici A
ulllltur. a
Tie fact is that uidergrouud city life Y
is a lilihv, fuuling, reeking. peatirerouw I1
de'h w lich WbHi'4 theevo that lool at. t
it In the relg, e.f terror in 1792 in PIr.
's P I o ' -sesa i-L'a tr-mi the iifil:ers of
the law vot in o the sewers of thecity an d d
crawl, dand walked ifhre ugh miles of that
ant ful lkibrinth a flei with the atm-is
phere ind almost. dead, sone of them. d
shen they ca ue out, to th river Seine
where they washed themiselves and cc
a&gam breait.hedl Clhe fresih air But. I h~
htave to tell you tha.t a grent, manof rr
ilhe men who g ' on the wvork --f e xslo dII
ra inn threinghi the und(e~rgrou.,d gu terse r
ofNw York l'f never come out at an t fo
Si ue river where they can wash 4 ff the an0
poIllutiot] of the moral sewage. Stranger an
if'one of th~e representatives of a comu. ch
mercial establshment proposes tn takes p
you und1( show you the "'sight.'' of the t
town andl underground Ne.w York, say b
to him, "Please, sir. what part do you c
prop~ose to show me?"
About 16 years ago as a minister ef co
religion I felt I had a divine commission I
to exploi e the iniquities of our cities. I de
did not ask counsel of my session, or ge
mvypresby tery, or of the newspapers but W
asking the companionship of three prom. cai
iment police calhciaies and two of the el. al
ders of i-; churah I unrolled my coin
mission, and it saidt "Son of man die bi
into the wall and when [ had digged into t
the wail behold a door, and he said
Go in and see the wicked abominations
that are 'done here, and I went in and
beholdi" Brought up in the country and ii
surrounideit by much parental care, I si
had not unt-il that time seen the haunts E
of Iniquity. By the grace of God, de- t
fended, I had never sowed my "wvild t
oats.'' I had somehow been able to e
tell fronm various sources something t~
about the iniquiis of the great cities
and to p~re'.ich against them, but I saw,
in the destruction of a great multitude
of the~ people, that there must be an in- C
fatuation and a temptation that hatd
never been spoken about, and I said, "I u
will explore."~ I saw thousands of men e1
going dlown, and if there had been a al
spiritual percussion answering to the I
phiysical percussioni the whole air would da
have been full of the rumble and ioar PJ
and crack and thtuder of the demolition atE
and this moment, if we should pause ini b<
our service, we should hear the crash, le
crash! ci
Just as in the sickly season you some.
times hear the bell at the gate of the O(
cemetery ringing almost incessantl7, so sa
[ found the bell at the gate of the cem- ni
etery whore ruined souls are buried was hr
tolling by day and tolling by night. I Y
said, "I will explore." I went as a inl
physician goes into a fever azaretto. to -
see what practical and useful informa, e
tion I might get. I'hat would he a fool- (
ish doctor who would stand outside the to
lo or of an Invalid writing a Latin pre- th
rlcription. When the lecturer in a med.
ceal college is done with his lecture, he in
takes the students Into the dissecting bt
room and lie shows them the reality. I gi
went and saw, and came forth to my ani
pulpit to report a plague, and to tell how ve
sin dissects the body, and dissects the W<
mind, and dissects the soul. a
"Oh," say you, "are you-not afraid to
that, in consequenice of such exploration StE
of te itiquiues of the city other persons on
might make exploration and do them- hb
salves damaget?" I reply, "If in comn-r
pany with the commissioner of police, a
and the capt ain of police, and the ins pec- s
tor oi police, and ttie company ct two s
Chiitan gentlemen, ano not with the h
p-rit of curiosity, but that you may st-e he
sin in order the be tter to combat it, then an
ithe name of the eternal God, go. Bu: P'
ino, thet, stay away." Wellington gr
standine in ti,. ta'.tle of Waterloo whein 10o
tne bullets Vere buzrng around hit, head
s.wa civilian on the field. He said to hi
hi "iir, what ,are you dot ng hert:? h
Be ~ll" Why.' repiied the civilian, et
"there is no more danger here for m 0o
than thiere is for you." Trien Wellig. n~
ton flushed up and said, "God and( mR
country demand ttiat 1 be here, but you ~
have no errand here."
Now I. as an officer in the army oft.
Jesus ChrIst. went oni that Oar&iom, a
,nd on to that battlefield. If you bear at
like commission go; if not st4y away. fr
lut you say, "Doii't you think that pi
)mehow the description of those ti
laces induce people to go and see for il
1emselves?" I answer yes, just as tt
iuch as the description of yellow fe- bi
er in somescourged city would induce
eople to go down there and get the t(
estilence. But I may be addressing n
3me stranger already destroyed. ti
Vhere is he, that I may pointedly yet n
ludly address him ? Come back and g
vash in the fountain of a Saviour's t,
aercy. I do not give you a cup, or a n
halice, or a pitcher with a limited n
upply to effect your ablutions. I point at
'ou to the live oceans of G id's mer cy. ti
)h, that the Atlantic and Pacille sur- a
res of divine forgiveness might roll k
iver your soul. .
As the glorious sun of God's forgive- b
less rides on toward the midheavens, t
eady to submerge you in warmth and n
ight and love,I bid you good morning. v
iorning of peace for all your troubles. v
Aorning of lioeration for all your In- 2
3arcerations. Morning of resurrection h
'or your soul buried in sin. Good morn- s
ingI Morning for the resuscitated 6
nousehold that has been waiting for 1
your return. Morning for the cradle t
And the crib already disgraced with i
being that of a drunkard's child. Morn- I
Ing for the daughter that has truaged N
off to hard work because you did not c
take care of home. Morning for the t
wife who at 40 or 50 years has the c
wrinkled- face, and the stooped shoul- I
der and the white hair. Morning for J
ene. Morning for all. Good moraing!
In God's name good morning. c
In our last dreadful war the Federals r
and the Confederates were encamped P
on opposite sides of the Rappahannock c
and one morning the brass band of the i.
northern troops played the national c
air, and all the northern troops cheered t
and cheered. Then on the opposite >
side of the Rappahannock the brass 1i
band of the Confederates played, "My t
Maryland," and "Dixie," and then all n
the southern troops cheered and cheer- a
ed. But after awhile one of the bands b
struck up, "Rome, Sweet Home," and a
the band on the opposite side of the b
river took up the btrain, and when the ti
tune was done the Confeaerates and a
Federals all together united, as the
tears rolled down their cheeks, in one I(
greathuzza, buzz4! Well, my friends r
heaven comes very near today. It is n
only a stream that divides u.9-the nar- "
row stream of deati-and tho voices I
there and the voices here seem to con- 0
rinigIe, and we join trumpets and ho- t(
iannalis and hallelulahs, and the cho- hi
'us of the united sung on earth atd al
leaven is "lome, Sweet H ome" Home fr
if bright domestic circle on earth! bi
Jlme of forgiveness in the great heart t
if God! Home of eternal rest in heav- tt
n! 110me! Homel Homel re
But suppise you are standing on a w
rag of t.he mountain, and on the edge st
f a precipirte, and all uiguarded, and nt,
ome one tither in joke or hate shall tri
un up uehiund you and push you oif (if
t. is tsy ent4tigh to puh you off. B1. 0
ho would do so da-t.-rd1i a deed? m,
Vhy, that is done every hour of every gr
ay and every hour of evi-ry nignnt pe
vlen come to the verge of city life and tre
ty: "Now we will jist look off. Come er,
o11)g lml, do nor. fin afraid. Come
ear; let us book .ff." He comes to
ine edge and looks aid looks liii if after
while satan sneaiks tip hehi.,d him ex
rd puts a hand on each of is shoul. N.
era a'd pushets hi m off. S''cor ey a tys ,
is evil proclivity ',n t he part of tha' fie
rung man. Oh, nol Hie was simply Ba'
i explorer and sacrificed his life in wa
A young man com.'s ini from the Ll
ttntry b~riggtg- that nothing can do
m any hitrm. Hie knows albout all toe **
icks oh city Jife. "Wn1i3." he satys
ri not I receive a circul-ir in the co", m
y telliig me that so'nehow the~y 'in
and out, I was a sharp hosiness mnali,
d if I would only send a cert.ain vicl
noumnt of money by mail or express. day
Lrges prepaid, they wouldl semi a Tnt
ekage with which I could make a Thi
rtune in two months, but I did noet and
lieve it. My neigh bors did, but I didi iou
t. Why,no mani could take my mon- j
I carry it in a pocket inside tuy Tp
at. No man could take it. No ma *
uld cheat me at the taro table. Don't <1a
snow all about the 'cue box', and the~ Cl
aler's box and the cards stuck to- c.hi
ther as though they were one, and ti"t
aen to hand in my checks? Oh, they
n't cheat me. I know what I am fou
tout," while at the same time, that nol
ery moment, such men are succumn bet
ng to the worst satanic influences in ai
e simple fact that they are going to jas
>serve. Now, if a man or woman dai
tall go down into a haunt of iniqluity ex
>r the purpose of reforming men and of
omen, or for tile sake of being able Lii
itelligently to warn people against t
ich perils- if, as did Joh~n Howard or an
ihsabeth Pry or Thomas~ Chahners, in
ey go down among the abandonedl "
>r the sake of saving them, then such tic
Cplorers shall be God protected, and bu
ley will come out better than when jil
iey went in. But if you go, on this be
'ork of exploration merely for the pur- ha
oae of satisfying a morbid curiosity I Lii
'ill take 20 per cent. of! your moral
aracter. tl
Sabb~ath morning comes. You wake
p in the hotel. You have had a longer
eep than usual. You say: "Where (r
cn 1 ? A thousand miles from home ? drl
have no family to take to church to-ki
ry. My pastor will not expect my
'esence. I think L shall look over my L
scounts and study my me morandum an<
lok. Then I wvill write a few business ]
tters and talk to that merchlant who an
~me in on the same train with me." Lo
op! You canniot afford to (10 it. Ena
"But," yo u say, "I am worth $500,- is
0." lYou cannot affo-d to do it. Y ou at
y, "I am wort~lh $1,000,000." You can- cu
>t afford to do it. All you gain by co
eaking the Sabbath you will loose. '
on will lose one of three thmngs-youirR
tellect, your morals, or you property o' I
and you cannot point in the whole
rth to a single exception to this rule, to I
d gives us sIx days and keeps one ofc
r hImself. Now, if we try to get the Cti
von th, he will upset tile work of all mer
0 other six. sai
I remember going up Mount Wash- Theli
stona, before the railroad had been PL~e
.it, to the Tfip-Top House, and the inci
1id0 would come around to our horses eIlm
d stop us when we were crossing a ie
ry steep and danlgerous place, i'd hie the
>ul tighten the girth of tile horseth
d straighten tile saddle. And I have
tell you that t bis road of life is so
ep and full of pleri we must at least -net
e day in seven stop and have the to<
rness of life readjusted and our souls ^~xt
equroped. The seven days of the
ek are like seven business partners, U.]
d you must give to each one his facd
ire, or the business will be broken leal
.Grod is so generons with us' he out
s given you si x days to his one. 1i0
re is a father Who has seven appies,
d he gives six to his greedy hoy, pro- (
sing to keep one for himself. I'be Ch
iredy boy grabes for the other one and yea
'es all the six. cor
How few cmen there are who know ard
iw to keep the Lord's day away from $6,
me! A great many who are co:reist- we
t on the banks of the St. Lawrence, bu
the Alabama, or the Mississippi are of
t consistent when they get so far off cal
the East river I repeat-though it on'
putting iton low ground-youi can. D"
it financially afford to break the Ch
Ore's day. Jt is only another way of ani
arling uip your government securities ily
aid putting down the price of goods for
id blowing up your store. I have
lends who are all the time slicing oft
eces of the Sabbath.. They cut a lit
3 of the Sabbath off that and and u
;tie off that end, They do not keep
e 24 hours. The Bible says, Remem
!r the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."
I have good friends who are accus.
med to leaving Albany by the mid.
ght train on Saturday night and get.
ng home before church. Now there
Lay be occasions when it Is right, but
nerally it is wrong. How it the
an should run off the track into the
Drth river? I hope your friends will
Dt send to me to preach your funeral
)rmon. It would be an awkward
"ing for me tostand up by your aide
nd preach--you, a Christain pnan,
tiled on a rail train traveling On a
unday morning. "Remember the Sab
at~h day, to keep it holy." What does
:tat mean ? It means 24 hours. A
,an owes you a dollar. You don't
,ant him to pay you 90 cents. You
rant the dollar. If God demands of is
i hours out of the week, he means 24
ours and not 19. Oh, we want to keep
igilantly in this country the America
abbath and not have transplanted
ore the European Sabbith, which, for
he most part, is noSabbath at all. If
ny of you have been in Paris, you
:now that on Sabbath morning the
mst population rush out toward the
ountry vith baskets and bundles, and
oward night they come back fagged
ut, cross and intoxicated. May God
'reserve to us our glorious, quiet,
Linerican Sabbaths.
Oh, strangers, welcome to the great
ity. May you find Christ here, and
ot any physical or moral damage.
!on coming from inland, from distant
it.ies, have here found God and found
in in our services. May that be your
ase today. You thought you were
rought to this place merely for the
urpose of sightseeing. Perhaps God
rought you to this roaring city for
tie purpose of working out your etern
al salvation. Go back to your homes
ad tell them how you met Christ
ere-the loving, patient, pardoning,
nid sy mpathetic Christ. Who knows
ut the city which has been the des
uction of so many may be your etern
I redemption ?
A good many years ago Edward Stan.
ly, t he Euglish, commander, with his
giment, took a fort. The fort was
ianned by some 300 Spaniards. Ed
ard Stanley came close up to the fort,
ading his men, when a Spaniard
trust at him witn a spear, intending
aestroy his life, but Stanley caught
ld of the spear, and the Spaniard, in
,tempting to jerk the spear away
om Stanley, lifted him up into the
ittlements. No sooner had Stanley
ken his position on the battlements
.al het swung his sword,and his whole
giment leaped after him, and the fort
as taken. So it may be with you, 0
ranger. The city inlluences which
ve destroyed so many and dashed
em down forever shall be the meaos
liftintg you up into the tower of
d's mercy and streogth, your soul
are than cooqueror through the
ice of him who tias promised an es
Mtal benedic'ion to those who shall
at 3ou well, saying. "I was a strang
and ye took me in."
A Fat,.1 Explosion.
'ETERSBURO VA . April 8 -The
91 -Alin at, ' e Ore works ftictory of C.
Romaine & B other in Blandfor'i
aerday afternoon and ne great iacri
i of life has been the theme ot conver
ion here today. Special referei ce
a made to the ca'astrophe in all o
chiurches today, both white and col
d, and the most toueniog pra',ers
re (ellered for the hereaved families.
['ho funersl- of Messrs C. N Ro-.
noe. John B. Blaind, James R->land
Rbbert Rtowlanud, wo brothers;
es Pi kitis and Ed ward Tavlor, ail
mirn of the explosion, took pslace to.
andl were very largely attended.
see atthe cemetery was a sad one.
funerals of Messrs C. N. Romaine,
John B. Bland, members of the city
ncil, were attended by the council,
body. The funeral of Capt. James
Tosh will take palce en Tues
morning from Grace Episcopal
irchi. He leaves a widow with twelve
dren. JohQ F. Harris, anot her vie
of the ex plosion, died this aiternoon.
L'his morning another dead body was
ud near the river bank, but it could
be identified. Tne poor fellow had
in hurled through the air and carried
istance of several hundred yards. A.
r bone wit~i the teeth was found to
~a half a mile from the scene of the
ploslon. Turee hearts and a quantity
bones of buman beings were tound in
i debris. These were placed in a box
~1 buried. One of the female operativec
t~he fireworks factory, when the see
.1 explosion occurred became so Iran.
with Iright that she rushed from the
lding and ran to the river bank and
nped into the stream and would have
sum drowned but for a boatman who
p~pened to be coming up the river at
itime in a b'>at. and who rescued her.
I'he head of James Perkins was found
a morning some dista'ice irom the
tie of the exliosion. Hlad the explo
a occurredl half an hour later a hun
d or more persons would have been
led, mnstead of twelve, as the hands
re about to he paid off. Dr. HI. (1.
ghi, coroner, held~an inquest to-day
I a good deal of testimoney was heard.
?endiniz the examination of witnesses
adjournment was taken to 1 o'clock
Enorrow. The condition of Chief
gmueer ih V. Eaurley is critical and it
tot thought he can recover. To day
loon a special meeting of the city
acinl was held and appropriate ac
L bxen on the death of Messrs. C. N.
nanie andl John B. Bland, members
liat body.
'his afternoon at 3 o'clock pursuant
he call (of the mayor, a mass meeting
utiz'ns was held mn the .xorporation
irt room to take such appropriate
oures of symp mthy and reihet as the
and extraordieary occasion requiired.
te was a very large attendance ot
erbr' most promnit citizens,
udiug the nministers ot the difieien:
reches, Mayor Collier presided and
mecetmg, was opened whih prayer by
Rev. II. W. Brt tle, D. D., pastor of
iFiret Bapist Church.
Ver *1.500 was contribut~ed at this
hag. Thie city council will be asked
ontribute to the relief fund andait is
ect.ed to make the fuad $5 000.
~y the destrue'.ion of the fireworks o f
2. Romuint & Brou, and the tobacco
ory of Bland Bre'thers & Wright, et
ii three 'housand people are thrown
of emp'oyment.
IKATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 10.
et 111i1 of the Podice Depomtment
terday frustrated a scheme of two
flde.nce men to bunco W. H1. How
.a banker of Cartersvdlle, Ga., out of
800, and caymrured two "gold Dricks"
ighng 97 and 95 pounds each. The
ico men had received an intimation
the intention of the polIce and es
led. The plot laid was the worn
of a rich mine, friendly Indian, etc.
spite Its age, Mr. Howard came to
attanooga, ready to but the bricks
I invest in thei supposed'mi ne. Luck -
Chief Hill1 learned of the deal be
e it was consumnated.
What la to be D.>-a A but There Course
Twenty-two Companles of those Ordere,
Out Reeponded-ourt Martials an,
00urtsa 4t Enquiry.
CoLUBIA, S. C., April 9.-Such
peaceful, quiet Sabbath as yesterday
was in striking contrast with the preced
ing Sunday. It was a day of rest an
the people all wen', to church; the Sun
day beore was a day ot excitement and
anticipation, no one knowing whit migh
happen within the hour; a day full 0
stirring4 events which made men forgel
the church bell's call, when they weri
gathered around the bulletin boards.
Yesterday morning a representativ
of The State called upon the Gov nnor
with the purpose of ascertitiniun wha,
was to be done about the milit in. Thb
Governor went over the whole roll o
the militia forces of the State an
marked with a blue pencil the. followinj
companies as those which had resnondet
to his call:
First Regiment Iuantry-Egelielt
Rifles, Elgefield; Palmetto R-flis, Ai
ken; Sally illes, Sally; R-chardior
Guards, Montmorenci; Santee Rifles
The Governor stated that out of thli
regiment the Euliato Rifles of Johnstoo
and the Capers I'ght Infautry of Edge
fiald were ready and awaiting his or
ders. The only other company, th
Gordon Volunteers, he did not ordei
Second Regiment of Intantry (Lli
old palmetto Regiment)-Fort MIotte
Guard-. Every other com panv in th<
whols Second Regiment refused to re.
Third Regiment of Intautry-Abbe
ville R-fles, Abbevile; Newborry R-tes,
Newberry; Morgan I tis- Soartanburg;
Maxwell Rillas. Greenuwood; Uafmptoi
Guards, Spartanburc. The G wernor s8a
in regard to the five otber companies it
this regiment that he does not romei
bei exactiv what they all tid. le sax w'
howevt r, he did not order out the Bon
ham Light Inlaniry of Bradley's, oo
of these lIve, I u', that he did order out
the Peak Guar.la after they had reiorled
for dutv, and has never heard anv 1or
from item lHe intends to have this In
ves'igated by a court of inqit*ry.
Fourth R -gimen t of In' :tiry--Diri
iogton Guards, BishopvtIe Guar<p.
There are seven other comoiuies In thi.
regtient. The Governor sav,: "I diw
not order < ut the Fioranco Rifles, hut
the% flunked jukt the same. Toe Sura
ter Leht It fantry obeyed my order at
the fl -st, but atf:er the action of the (!o
lumbia companies, they vent to oiaces.
too. In regard to the B shopvyll. Guard
I ordered them out, gave them a sp'c;a
train and they went to Darlington. bu
they went home without any or ler f* >n
any one. They have sent me a p-Ar'ia'
explanatio i here, which don't amount
to much, and I intend to order a cour
of iuquiry in their case. I do not re.
member what tran-pirrd in regard to
the other compenies. I do rememawr
t'iat I di'd .iot order out the Cheraiv and
Ch~esterfiAld como anie.
Fifth R-eiment of Infantry-Green.
ville Guard, of Grecoville, Builer
Quards of Greenville, The Gover'io
iays that, be did not ordler out the other
our companies in this rediment.
First Battalion of Intantry, Second
Battalion of Initntry, Washington
[xhht Intantry Battalion, iNval Battal
on and Artillery (the Charleston
roops, composing what is known as the
liourth Brigade)--In regard to these
troops the Governor passed them aver
with the simple statement that "the
whole thing had flanked."' He didn't
say whether there were going to be
courts martial or not.
First Regiment of Cavalry-Col. Can
sey came here, bring with him, so says
the Governor, live of his captains and
more or less men. There are eight
companmes in the regiment. The Gov.
ernar says a court of inquiry will have
to throw some light on the movement of
the men in this regiment.*
Second Regiment of Cavalry-Thie
Governor says thle Edgefleld Hussars,
the Edgefleld Light Dragoons and the
Dibble Dight Dragoons of Orangeburg
were the only three of the nine com
panies in this regiment wich lhe or
dered out, they all responding.
Third Regiment of Cavahy-Only
two companies of the seven in this regi
ment were ordered out. They were the
Hampton Light Dragoons of . Panola,
and the Conner Mounted Rtiflemeia of Sil
ver. They were gotten in readiness,
but received no0 orders to move.
First Battalion of Cavalry-~None of
the companmes in this battalion were or
dieredl out, ando thus the Governor
3says two companies in Charles ton and
me company at Summerville escape the
reorganization. They are the German
[Iussars of Charleston, and~ the Chi aries
onn Light Dragoons of Charleston. There
Ire five companies in the battalion.
Third Battalion of Cavalry-None ai
he five companlies were ordered out.
First Brigade National Guards and
di other National Guards Troops- Not
>rdered out.
It will be seen from the above that
here were only twenty-two companies.
>f the militia force of the State, omitting,
>f course, those not orderad -out who
'toad by the Governor.
Ini reply to a question as to whether
*here would be any courts martial of
leid oficers. the Governor said he know
>i'none outside the field officers at sM
LEourt~h iBrigade. All the other fild ofil
ners call ad upon catrried out the orders
A MONG the decision handed down in
the Court of Appeals of Missouri re
3ently was one declaring that a debt
sontracted in an option deal cannot be
sollected by law, as such speculatJ ve
cleahing is gambling and -Illegal.
The pointe sustained .w e r e
that t lie debtor was not a bona fide pur
Dhaser, was not prepared to receive uamd
[11d not expect to receive the actual
grain, and that, if in a contract for
future delivery the only purpose is to
speculate on the 'difference bet ween
buying asnd selling prices, such a con
tract Is a wager and therefore null and
void. ___
TIIEverdict of the. jury which has
been hearing the Agrieub urn aill
case was rendered in Chiarlestot. on
Saturday night. Tiho verdict is agaiist
the State on the main Issue. The plain
f iffs sued for $10,000 da~magea, butt the
jury did not award any damnages. TIhe
case will be appealed to the ~Sp;remei
Court af the Ui~oted States. .Jui'ge
Simonton, as was statedl in The Regis.
ter Sunday, would not allow any testi
mony as to the fraud ulency of the Blue
Ridge Scrip to on to the J..y.
The Ques'ion to be Discussed In a )emuo.
)ratic Oaucns,
WAsI[NNTON, April O.-Ofer 150
Democratic members of the House to
day united in the following request 'o
Chairman Holman of the Democratic
A caucus, for a caucus on the State bank
question next Tuesday :
"We, the undersigned, most respect
fully ask that immediately upon the
adjournment of the House Tuesday,
April 10, you will call a caucus of
Democrats of the House to consider
the provisions of the Democratic plat
form relating to the repeal of the tax
imposed by the Federal government
upon the issues of State banks end
State bank associations."
The petition has been circulated by
Representative Swanson of Virginia,
,twho has alao made a poll or the Demo
crats on the State bank question. Con
cerning the move Mr. Swanson Says:
rhe request for a caucus Is the larg.
est ever presented for- a House caucus
which indicates the great interest felt
in the subject. There are two elements
favorable to the repeal of the State
L bank tax. One element wants uncon.
ditional repeal and the others want a
repeal with Federal. restrictions and
supervision arout'd State banks of issue.
I Unless these two elements can get to
gether on a compromise measure, it
will be impossible to pass a repeal bill,
but if those favoring repeal will com
promise their differences by uniting on
a measure which both factions can sup
port the bill can be carried in the
Mr. Swanson's poll shows not more
than 129 Democrats favorable to un
i conditional repeal. But with those
favoring conditional repeal the poll
shows a wide margin for repeal of the
bank tax. Three plans are being con
sidered for presentaticn to the caucus.
One is for the appointment of a special
committee to frame a compromise re
peal bill and report it to a subsequent
caucus. Another is to enlarge the
present Committee on Banking and
Currency so as to make it responsive
to the desires of a caucus on a repeal
of the State bank tax. Thus far tha
committee has been in a deadlock over
a number of repeal bills and the ques
tion has been indefinitely tabled. The
eularged committee would have a re
peidal j, i ority sufficient to report a com
promise bill. A third propositien is
for the Committee on Rules to take
ahargo of the sauject and arrange for a
plan for getting tie que3tion before the
Houso. One of these three plans will
be adopted.
Speaker CrIsp's name is among those
Signed to the request for rhe caucus.
The oher names include the leaders on
the Democratic side, among them Rep.
reentatives Culberson, Mckliliin,
Or h waite, Cox of Tennessee, Springer
Dockery and Patterson. It is regarded
as signillcant that seven New York
members, Cummings, Coombs, Dun
ohy, Clancy, Waruer, Tracey and
Hlainmes, have signed.
It has been expressly stipulated in se
curing signatures to the caucus peti
non tuar. members shall not be bound
by the action of the caucus. In some
cases this condition has been att-ached
to the signatures. Representative
Swanson, who circulated the petition,
says that, it is fully understood that the
caucus is to be a conference toward se
curing a compromimma and not a meet
ing binding on the Democratic majori
ty of the House.
Thabt the Pr~hibRt ,ry Tax on state Banoks
Be. Repaaled.
WVAsHINoTON, April 10.--The Demo
cratic caucus, after a session of two
twurs and a half this evening, adopted
the following resolutions witnout a did
sentmrg vote:
"Retsolved, That it is the sense or
this caucus that the prohibitory tax of
10 per cent, on State bank issue be re
"Resolved, That when the bill1 known
as the Brawley and Sprinirer bill,which
the committee on banking and curren
cy has ordered reported to the House,
is called up for action, an amendment'
be offered repealing the prohibitory
tax on State banks; that ample time be
afforded for discussion, and if neces
sary to secure this, the committee on
rules,,be requested to take proper ac
.Exactly 102 Democratic members of
the House were present. The attend
ance from the South and West was
very heavy, but only a few Eastern
rnen appeared among then being
alessrs. Strauss. Cummings, D unphy
and Warner (New York) Plgott of
Connecticut, O'Neill of Massacusetts
and Sibley of Pennsylvania.
The discussion of the repeal of the
State bank tax proceeded in a desultory
way for a time and took wide range.
Mr. Culberson of Texas, chairman of
the judiciary committee, made a strong
speech in favor of it. Hie reviewed at
some length the political situation in
which the Southern members found
themselves. The Sherman law had
been repealed, all hope of silver legis
lation must necessarily be abandoned
for the present since Mr. Cleveland had
set the seal of lisa disapproval upon
the Bland seigniorage bill. In the
Senate the tarffY bill was proceeding
slowly, In fact, said Mr. Culberson,
the Democratic members from the
South and West had no record of
pledges redeemed to carry back- to.
their people. The only thing left to
meet the urgent dnand from their
sections for a greater volume of cur
rency was the repeal of the tax - on
State banks' circulation.
After some further talk, the above
resolutions were offered, the firsp by
Mr. Cox of Tennessee, and the second
by Mr. Culberson. There was but littl~e
diversiiy of opinion in the caucus on
the question of the advisability of tak
ing up for consideration the question
of the repeal, but there was some op
position to unconditional repeal. The
only outspoken opposition to any
measure looking to the repeal of the
State bank tax, came from Bzyan of.
Nebraska, arid Lane and Williams of
Illinois. Messrs. Oresham of Texuas
Swanson of VIrginia, Catchings oi
Mississippi, Cooper of Indiana and
others, aroently favored the propeni
tion. Cuminngs of New York, made
a ringing speech at the end in favor of'
the repeal, lie declared the people of
Naw York had dast their vote for the
Democratic caindidates withl a full
itno wledge of what the Chicago plat
form conitainmed and he for one, was
reatly and anxious to recoem eivery A
plank In that platform. At the conclu
5i(Jl of hie speech the resolutions were SI
aid opted and1( the caucus adjou rned.
I he rehult of the caucus only means
tI' t the bill to repeal the Stat.e bank
tax thall tie consideredI as a rider to the
Bra wiey bill, wvhich Is now on the cal
endar aind that a vote shall be had
ripon it.
It was getierally admitted in the catn
cus tonight that this repeal could not
be accomphlsied uncotiditilonally. Mr.
Swanson gave as the result of his can
vasn,129 votes for unconditional repeal;
and~ Mr. Williams dleclared as a result
of his mnvestigation that a majority of
the Hlonse favored the re'peal, although
not uncoinditionally. The question of
conditions was only briefly touched
upon tomghit
Musical Hoan are Uatphy Rnmes.
Have you ever noticed it? Call to
mind the homes of your friends whow
have a good Piano or Organ in the
house. Are they not brighter and
more attractive than those where the
divine art of music never enters'? To 4&
be sure it costs to buy a good instru
ment, but it lasts man4ars, and will
pay its costs many a &ousand times
over by Interesting the young folks in
their homes. Don't make the mistake
though, of Investing hapha rd. Posi
yourself thoroughly by writing Ludden
& Bates Southern Music House, Savah
nah Ga., the great music house of the
South, establiRhed in 1870. They have
supplied 50,000 ips-ruments to South
ern homes, and havt reputation for
fair. prices and honor le treatment of
customers; and they represent the lead
ing pianos and organs of Ameica
They take pleasure in corresponding V
with you, sending free catalogues, et.o
Write thorm.
Why "al Fibeme Pdos for GoodsI
-and foi :talogue and Se What You Ca SM
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