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MONDAY, OCTOItGU 10, 18S1.
fHE FIRE ANNIVESS ARY TRIBUNE.
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triple number w(U befunr eents.
The Governor of Minnesota has appointed
tho lion. Alexander Bnniscy and Congress
man Washburn ns tho representatives of that
State at tho Yorktown Centennial.
A panic occurred In tho Methodist Church
at Bradford, Pa., last evening, started by a
woman Whiling In tho gallery, and aggra
vated by a male Idiot yelling*” Fire I” By tbo
exertions of Bishop Harris and Chaplain JMc-
Cabo (ho congregation were at lost quieted,
but not until several persons had been se
verely crushed. <
Dr. Tai.macjb, tho famous pulpit orntorof
the Brooklyn Tabernacle, spoke to two Im
mense gatherings in Chicago—ln tho morn
ing at the Third Presbyterian Church, which
was densely crowded, and many hundreds
turned away who could not got inside, and
In the evening at FarwcJl Ilntl, which was
also filled to ovcrllowlng. Both discourses
will bo found in our columns this morning.
St. Louis Is suffering from a big freight
blockade. Some6,ooo ears (Iliad with merchan
dise dll the tracks of Eastern roads for forty
miles out of tho city, and goods shipped from
Eastern points forty days ago have not ar
rived yet. Tho dlflleulty seems to lie some
where between tho Transfer Company and the
Bridge Company, and between tho two tho
merchants of St. Louis are having a hard
time of It.
Pitop. Swing’s sermon of yesterday at tho
Central Church was on tho subject of tho
morn thoughtful and more practical and
valuable quality of Christian faith existing
now ns compared with former times, lu ad
dition to this, wo print this morning accounta
of other religious events of Interest In and
out of Chicago, amoTig, tho latter being u
paper from n London correspondent concern
ing the recent great Methodist Ecumenical
Conference In London.
Tin: South llostun Iron Company, organ
ized In 180 U. and noted fur Its facilities for
producingurdimnconml other Ironwork of
ihe heaviest description, is sulTcrlng from
Ilmnu'Jul embarrassment, it Is now engaged
hi lining a large contract with tho United
Slates Government for naval ordnance, and
lias claims against tho Government for up
wards of 8500,000, Tho liabilities are esti
mated at SIOO,OOO, and it is confidently ex
pected that tho Institution will be able to ad
)ust Its utlalrs without being compelled to
suspend work.
Tut-: latest thing in Cabinet-making, said
to huve. been given out by an Intimate per
sonal friend who Ims been for several days
in close consultation with ITesldmit Arthur,
fixes up Uio state as follows: {Secretary of
.State, FrolingliuyHcu of Now Jersey; Some*
turyof the Treasury, Folgerof New York;
•Secrethryof War, Lincoln of Illluols; Post
master-General, Sargent of California; Sec
retary of Uio interior, ilowoof Wisconsin;
{secretary of tho Navy, ox-(lov. Klee of Mas
sachusetts; Attorney-General, Hmijamln F.
Drewster of Pennsylvania. It Is further
said that this list will bo sent to Uio Scnuto
tomorrow, ami that Attorney-General Mac-
Yeagh will occcpt a Government retainer
and charge of Uio star-route pros
ecutions.
Tim Uopubhcans hi tho Sennto will today
outer V formal protest, presented by Sena
tors Edmunds, Frye, and f.ogun, against tho
sdecUonof Uuyard as President pro (cm, prior
lu Uie swearing In of the nor,' Senators. It la
well understood that David Davis will vote
fur Anthony, Urn llepubllcun candidate, but
U is not probablo that lie would unite with
the Uepubllcaus lu. an attempt to Ueposu
ilayurd In Uie event of tho latter's election.
It Is on the Secretaryship, however, Uiat the
Republicans will make their strongest
tight, ami In order to prevent the election
of a Democrat to that position they
will, If necessary, withdraw and break up a
quorum* As n cover for the plot to keep out
Miller mul Dnphmn until after the Demo
(jurats have stolen tho Senate organization, u
paper Is said to have been forwarded to
Washington, signed by all tho'Democratic
members of tho New York‘Legislature, al
leging that tho election of these Senators was
secured by means of bribery. It Is, however,
unlikely that this project will bo successful.
Gnu or more Democratic Senators are quoted
as saying that they will not support tho
movement to proceed to tho election of Sec
retary before tho new Senators are sworn In.
even should tho caucus decree such a pro
cedure.
Sena+ou JJayaud’s regard for ennslltti-
Ilona! obligations might bo considered noble
and touching were It possible to disconnect
Democratic greed for oflice and spoils from
the plot to capture tho Senate organization
before It becomes impossible by swearing hi
tho new Senators. Mr. Dayahl, tfio Demo
cratic canons nominee, says that lie
would for iwrsonal and other reasons
prefer not to bo elected President
of tho Semite, and that It is only a
sense of the duly Imposed upoty them by (ho
Constitution that prompts himself and his
brother Democrats to play tho game of grab.
Ills delicate perceptions of duty, however.do
not seem to Impel him to recognize tho Jus
tice and fairness of consenting to tho election
of a Kcpubllcan to preside overa Kcpubllcan
Senate.
Advices from Arizona report exciting
events and rumors concerning the campaign
against the hostile Indians. Dcnmrd’s com-,
main! has been sent In pursuit of one body
of redskins, with instructions to follow them
into Sonora and cooperate with tho Mexican
forces, provided tjie latter are willing. Tho
telegraph wires along (ho line of (ho Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fu Ilailroad have
been out between Grant and Thomas,
and the bodies of five Ilno-repnirors
who had licun murdered by Indians
were found nearlWlllcox, Ari. As a train
on tho Southern Pacific was passing Willcox
last night tho passengers could hearsnumlsof
a tight between tho citizens of that place and
tho Indians, tho latter having evidently at
tacked tho town. From another source it is
learned that Arnold’s command attacked tho
Indians, and after a battle drove them Into
tho mountains.
It was Parnell's turn yesterday. In u
speech yesterday nt Wexford he devoted his
attention to Mr. Gladstone, characterizing
him us the greatest coerchmlst and the most
unrivaled slanderer of Ireland—one who had
maligned tho Irish people, and for whom no
misrepresentation was too low or too mean
to stoop to. Jto referred to him with lino
irony as “ this masquerading knight-errant,
this pretended champion of all nations ex
cept the Irish,” who was obliged to throw
oif his mask and “ stand revealed us
prepared to carry tiro and the sword Into
Irish homesteads unless the people hum
bled and abused themselves before him and
tho landlords.” In answer to Gladstone’s
charge that Parnell preached the gospel of
plunder, the Irish loader said that tho land
had been confiscated three times over by men
whoso descendants Gladstone is now snp
porting In tho enjoyment of (heir plunder by
bayonets and buckshots. From tho brief re
port given In Uie cable dispatches It would
appear that Parnell’s speech was one of ids
best and strongest.
Mr. Chaulks S. (Voi.fr, the Independent
Itepnbltcan candidate forTreasnrer in Penn
sylvania. inode a speech in Philadelphia de
fining Ids position Tuesday, and in tho course
of It paid his respects to Senator Don Cam
eron. Thu Senator, ho said, had not always
been so strict In suuportlng the party nomi
nations ns ho Is at present. For ex
ample, the Cameron influence was
well understood to be thrown against
the reflection of Senator John Scott, who
was defeated by Wallace, Democrat, tho ob
ject of this move being to secure to tho fam
ily the monopoly of Pennsylvania National
patronage. Mr. Wolfo says that ho himself,
though nominated for tho Legislature by n
vote of three to one in 1878, was opposed by
Die Cameron influence. Senator Cameron
himself admitted Uiat ‘‘ho had thrown all
Ids Influence and instructed all Ids followers
to put forth, ns they did actively amt openly,
every effort to compass Wolfe’s defeat and
elect his Democratic competitor.” Aftcrthls
Wolfo may be excused for a little party in
fidelity. Ho has an illustrious example to
follow. •
Tnr. swearing In of a Senator before a
President has been chosen Is not an uncom
mon practice. Indeed, It Is tho nsuahnodo
of procedure when tho Senate is without a
President and desires to ohooso to that olUco
one who Is Just beginning a now .term, and
consequently Is required to bo «worn In
afresh. The correspondent of a New York
paper cites tho precedents thus:
March 4,1811, Mr. King, of Alabama, was
sworn in ns Honxtor before tiny President of tho
Senate had boon chosoti, and Mr. King himself
was ihprou]Hiii ohoson to that ulllce; March 6,
HMD, Mr. Atchison was sworn in as n Senator be*
fore any President of the Senate hud been cho
sen, mid ho, too, was thereupon chosen to that
olllco; March 4,15.V7. Mr. Mason was sworn in as
Homitur before any President ef the Semite had
boon chosen, and that he, also, was thereupon
chosen to that office: March -f, JNi'f. Mr. Pout was
sworn in us Senator before any President of the
Semite bad been chosen, and ho wtut thereupon
vetumen to that olhce; and March 6, IbTT, Mr.
Ferry was sworn in as Senator before any Presi
dent of tho Senate bad been chosen, and bo was
thereupon chosen to that office.
There is evidently precedent enough to
Justify tho Democrats of the Senate lu swear
ing lu tho Senators from New York and
Rhode ’lsland before proceeding to the elec
tion of officers. A simple resolution direct
ing that tho oath bo administered by tho old
est Senator would be sutllcleut, and strictly
In accordance with custom, Jlut tho Demo
crats In tho Senate are nut searching fur
■authority to Justify thorn In doing tho fair
thing. '
Ik Ute full text of Uio complaint weforrod
before Uio JlocU lllvor Cobforonco by Dr.
Thomas against Dr. Parkhmst, tlio former
alleged that ho hud been wantonly ami ma
liciously tlufumeU by the latter, who had in
formed a newspaper correspondent that he
(Dr. Thomas) had ruined young men by hU
false teachings, and that ho could ho put
ti{/on trial for heor-drinking, card-playing,
and Umalre-golng, and, In proof that Dr.
Parkhnrst had mndo such charges, Dr.
Thomas submitted two alUdnvlts. The 11 rat
of these, signed by J. C. Ambrose, Is as fol
lows:
Mtfte of I Hinalt k County of Cook, Ithtcll: I, J,
C. Ambrose, beluir duly sworn, do hereby stale
that, on or about tho luth day of September, on
the tinln between i.uku ltmtt and Kvimslon, I
met mo Itev. M. M. Parkhurst, ami, when spous
ing of tho Itov. If. w. Thomas, be used tho lol
luwlug language, or words to tho sumoeiructs
"if the heresy ebarvo fails before the cooler
cnee wo eim pot Ilroibor Thomas on trial tor
heor-Urltikliig, curd-playing, and theatre-going.
Wo cun prove these things, and exi*cl him for
thorn, lie took lieerln a saloon with some of
his otllolal tuLMiiborn. Among thorn weru Arthur
IHxon, Mr. Turner (and a third, whoso immo
witness emild not recall). 1 know wbut lam
talking alanit. / hnre tteen (mc/fluy J)r, T/umnis
1/iMun puirs. amt profiubly know moro about
bis private lifo than any other man living." Aud,
on being asked if bo was sure ho could prove
the beer-ilrinhlug, ho replied: "Vos, of ouurso
wuoun." I was at that lime f.nko lllull corre
spondent of tho Chicago Time*, and thosiato
motuofbis remarks as reported by mo lu me
Times of Bept. 13,1881, Is correct in substance so
fur as It goes. J. C. Amuuosk.
{Subscribed and sworn to befuro me, it. W.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1881—TEN PAGES
Clifford, n Notary In and for tho said County of
Cook, this ltd iinv of Onlnlmr. issi.
It. W. ci.tmmn, Notary Public.
The second, signed by IC. I’. Plumb, is as
follows:
Shite of llim.iK ct.-.: Edward *ll. Plumb,
of Chluinro, being duly sworn, says (bat 1u thu
curly part of September, issl, at ttie hotel at
T.ako lllutT* 111., lie hoard tbo Her, M. M. Park
hurst, when stu'iiklmr of tho itev. H. W.
Thomas, say; •• I have known of Dr. Thomas
going into beer-siilomis with some of his olllelul
members Jglvhnr some names which 1 do not
now remember] and drinking beer tbero. and I
can prove It. 1 know Hr. Thomas belter than
any other living man, for I Intvc fnl/mmi Ulmfov
lheUiottni]i<‘(iri‘.am\ know these things amt a
irmd many more. Wo have been fooling with
Hr. Thomas tong enough, ami when I spank a
dill I I don't jrlve him taffy." K. 11. Pt.UMH.'
Subscribed and sworn, etc., before me.
It. W. Cummn, Notary Public.
These charges, so openly made, Dr. Thom
as, In his righteous indignation, characterizes
ns “ lies,” amt charges that Dr. Parkhurst
know they were false when he made them.
The whole community In which Dr. Thomas
has lived ami labored so long will now demand,
In behalf of tho man whom they esteem so
highly, that hlstindueer rise and prove his
charges or confess they are vile slanders.
They come from a man who has made him
self conspicuous In prosecuting Dr. Thomas
for his alleged utterances on dogmatic points
which have long distracted abler men than
him. Ho has not only conducted that prose
cution offensively, but he is charged by a
man eminently Ids superior In education, in
ability, in manners, and in religions char
acter, with having vllllled and defamed him
behind Ids back In a most nngentlemanly
manner. It now behooves Mr. I'urkljnnfl lo
substantiate his charges or to eat very hum
ble pie. ■
Tun Senate of the Unite*! States meets in
extra session today. There have-been Im
portant changes in its membership since the
extra session of last spring. The two Sena
tors from New York—Messrs. Conkllng amt
3'lntl—announced their resignations .May Id,
the letter to the Clovernor of New York bear
ing date May 1-1. duly, in, precisely nine
weeks from the dale of resignation, Warner
Miller was elected to succeed Platt, and one
week Inter lucking a day, duly tK, liUpham
was chosen in place of Conkllng. Senator
Hurnsido died Sept. Id, and Nelson W. Al
drich was elected ids successor Oct. 5. Other
changes in the printed lists cf Senators wore
caused early In the extra session by the res
ignations /if Senators JUnlne, Wludmn, ami
Kirkwood, and the appointment of Senators
to succeed them. The Senate which meets
today will bo composed of the following
members:
ilUMiiucrnl*. :17; llcpubll
mas. 37; Independent, '.M
7 MIHMSMm.
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lumcs 1m niifii, I) I*o
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fnmels M. t’ocKrall, D.bo?
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.liimcA 11. WnlKor. U...1v0
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•lolm I-'. Miller. II ISSJ
M’.IIUASKA,
Alvin Daumiers. It I*o
C'hflN. 11. Vim Wyek, ll.lss;
NIiVAIIA.
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James U. Fair, l>.
roi.oitAim.
Henry M. Toiler.
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lKawnnlH.Uelhns.lt ISO
Henry W. lllnlr. It l*n m >
NKW JKIISUV.
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iWlltlum .1. Sewell, U...1W7
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orrUio 11. rum, K I«V
.Insulin It. Itavrluy, 1t..1557
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M’.w YHIIK.
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WllUlnsim full. I) I*o
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Mull. W. 11...1*0
/.oliulmi 11. Vance,
llKllKlilA.
llenjamln 11. Hill. H...PKI
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iliou. 11. Pendleton, I)..|SKV
John Sherman. U L*£7
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I'ISNNSVI.VANI A.
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■John I. Mllcholl, It 1.157
I IIIIDIIK HI.AM).
Henry U. Anthony. 11.1*0
.Nulhiili W. Aldrich. 1U.1957
SOUTH i'Alim.lNA.
Indiana.
Dnn'l W. V.Mirhnus. P.HKVI
lloiij. HurrUoii. It ls>7;
IOWA.
Monies W. .MelHll. U...1H51
Win. I*. Alli Min, It ItviV
KANSAS. I
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•lolm J. Inaiills, ll IHiV
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i rui .... nu.;i.i..n.
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Wndo Hampton. D ISO
tknxksski:.
luhntn U. Harris, I) ISO
Howell K. ■lackpoii. D..1M7
I.III'ISIANA.
William P. Hollow. U.IBSI
11. Frank J(inus. 1).....,1*0
.maim:.
William P. Frye, 1U....1551
KiiKuno Hale, It. ISB7
Illchnrd Hoke, l)‘ ISO
Samuel 11. Mnxcy, U... 1517
vkiimost.
.litslln S. Morrill, U ISO
(luo. F, Kdmnnd*. 11,,.J5a7
MAUVI.AND.
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Arthur P. liornmn. li,.lto<
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(ifortiu F. Hutu, it 18 f«
Henry 1.. howen, U....1M7
viiiiiima.
.fotm W..lohntiton, H.. 150
Win. Mulioiio. Iml. 1>..1557
WKST VIUOINIA.
Henry H. Da via. I) iftO
J.N.C'anidnn, I) 1897
.MU'IIKIAN.
Tlinmun W. Ferry. U...11K1
Omar I>. conuor. H It&T
Wisconsin*.
Align* ('atunron, 11.....1K0
I’lilletua Sawyer, U....UW7
MINNKAOTA.
•A. .1. Kilnonon, U. ....18X1
Hum J. 1U McMillan, U.IM7
*A|»i>olntc<] by Governor.
Senators Miller, Laphani, and Aldrich have
not been sworn in, and will not, therefore, bo
permuted to vote In the election of a Presi
dent pro tan. Senator Pair, of Nevada
(Democrat), Is paired with Senator Platt, of
Connecticut (Republican). If Senator Davis,
of Illinois (Independent), voles with the
Democrats and Senator Mahonc, of Virginia
(Indepehdont), with the Republicans, and all
the other’ Senators are present, Mr. Rayard
will bo elected President pro tan. by u vote
of !J7 to 9t. When the Senators from Now
York and Rhode Island are admitted the Sen
ate will be a tie on all political questions If
Senator Davis votes with tho Democrats and
Senator Mahuno with tho Republicans.
SB. THOMAS’ THEORY OF THE At6N2-
MENX.
The trial of Dr. Thomas before a commit
tee of tho Methodist Conference at Sycamore
has raised some doctrinal questions of Inter
est to tho denominational public, and among
olliers that which relates to the true theory
of the atonement. Dr. Thomas Is accused by
certain of his clerical brethren with believ
ing that “tho atonement was to reconcile
man to Clod, v*ot God to man.” We do not
know how important a difference this may
bo In tho Methodist theology. Prom tho ex
amination of Dr. Thomas on his alleged
heresies we make this extract. Question
to Dr. Thomas:
“ Did you say at a preachers’ meeting that
Christ died to reconcile umu to God, out God to
uiHiiir”
*» 1 asked Dr. Bannister If the Scriptures any
where laiiuht that the death of Christ was to
reconcile Uml to man."
•• What aid Dr. Uumdstor say to that?"
Objected to.
••1 did not myself express any opinion on tho
subject. I simply asked that question.’’
Thu Rev. J. M. Caldwell was called and
placed on tho stand In rebuttal of tho defend
ant. Question by Dr. Parithursl:
•• Dr. Caldwell, will you tell tho court why you
are so positive In your testimony on the words,
•The atonement was to reconcile man to God,
not God to man"/’’
•• lleeauao tho discussion awakened popular
Interest ou iho subject or tho utommiont, uml 1
preached mi tho subject tho next Habbath, end
have my manuscript billl, uml hi my sermon 1
referred to that torn) of expression without re
ferring to tliu muti.cxplalnlugwhorom 1 thought
It wan heretical."
It will strike tho average layman, perhaps,
that tho (luallty of heresy Involved In draw
ing such a distinction Is md sulllclonlly awful
to Justify trial and expulsion. If uioro were
no other ground of prosecution than tills
against Dr. Thomas, Ute trial would bo con
sidered by many as liiconseuuotiiljii. There
would bo no moro merit In It than hi tho dia
lectic scholasticism of tho MWdlo Ages or
the endless disputes of the Uomouaians ami
Uio llomolshuis, whether tho Sou was of tho
samo essence of tho Father, or whether 110
was similar, but nut Identical within Him—
(liiestlous which rucked, and almost wrecked,
tho Church of tho earlier centuries.
Tlio whole ditrureueu between Dr. Thomas
and his prosecutors on this point may ho
merely one of words. lie may have an en
tirely distinct conception of the idea of “ rec
onciliation ” from that which his prosecut
ors entertain. ”To reconcile ” means sim
ply “ to bring together again ” after estrange
menu Strictly speaking, there can bo no
separate reconciliation of one person. ft Is
nut an independent act, but a mutual Inter
clmugo of feeling between two or more per
sons. Hence tho discrlmiiiaUon between
“ reconcllliitt Hod to man and reconciling
man to (lud ” U really u distinction without
a difference. A autticlent detense of Dr.
Thomas could bo mado on this ground, if ou
no other.
Hut this would be, after all. a technical dc-
fonse. Wo should much prefer lo have Urn
seiiUmcnt argued and uphold in Its broadest
sense. Supposing tho Idea of Dr. Thonlas l»
he Umt the object of the atonement was “lo
propitiate" man, or lo give him a new un
derstanding of the merey unit goodness of
God, what eonld be said in delense of Umt
view*.’ ip there any Scripture against If.’
Tho atmjement in theology means an ex
illation for sin. Tho sin which' Christ Is said
to have oxidated by IDs death on the cross Is,
according to the common nndersinndhigorit,
tile sin committed in the Garden of Kdun. Tho
theology of all the churches toadies Umt (Sod
had foreknowledge of Uml sin, and thn Cal*
vlnlsts claim ordained it from eternity. Tho
Armlnlans ascribe to Adam a whh*£ range
ot personal liberty timn the Calvinists do;
but both agree in leadline at least tho fore
knowledge ami omnltmtenee of (Sod. lint
foreknowledge and omnlpotehco involve tho
ideaof personal responsibility, lienee Uq*
eating of tho forbidden fruit by Adam may
bo said to have been ordered and authorized
—certainly permitted—by an omnipotent
power.
What wan tho situation of Adam when lie
committed, by such or fore
knowledge of Ids Creator, this offense for
which he ami ids posterity wore doomed to
everlasting suffering? Hu wasnewlyerealed
nut of dust, atone, defenseless, mid Inexpc
rieimcd; totally ignorant of the forces of
Nature, of the habits of the animals about
him, of tho action of tho elemenls, of the oj»-
oration of his own mind, nr.a of tho differ
ence between good mid evil. Ho had but
one companion, Ids wife, who naturally tiad
immense Influence over him, mid siio was in
the conspiracy against him. according to tho
Jewish account. Thu temptation was pre
sented to him in tho most alluring form by
tho Chief of ail Tempters. Ho was nnnhln
to resist, and nto of tho fruit. Ho would
have been a god If he had not, in tho opin
ion of thn'average married man. We have,
too much respect for the Intelligence of our
readers to presume Umt the offense was the
literal eating of literal fruit, it must have
been more serious than Umt. Hut whatever
It was, it was followed by an awful punish
ment. The sentence of (Sod was:
llecausethon hast hearkened unto tho voice
or thy wire, am) hast enicn of tho tree of wiildi
I commanded thoo. saying. “Thou shall not eat
of It,” cursed Is tho ground for thy sake; In sor
row shall than oal ot It alt tho days or thy lire.
Thorns also and thistles shall (t bring forth to
them amt thou shalt.eat tho herb of tho Hold. In
tho sweat of thy fnecViitiU ihon eat hiciul.till tlnm
return unto tho ground; for dust thou art, mid
unto dust Bind: thou return.
Tho penalty was. therefore, cumulative,
including torture, Hard labor, and death, and
extending not only to the offender. Inti In all
ids unborn and innocent posterity; and (ho
motive for it, as set forth in tho liihle, is even
more remarkable than tho original offense
mul judgment. Gen., lit., rends as fol
lows: ’ t
And tho Lord (!od said: Uphold, Ui*. man f* hr
mine ok mi<; of hk to kuotv (/nod amt reft: nod now,
lest Im put forth his hand and take also of tho
trer »•/itfr, ana rat, and lire forr.rrr: therefore
tho l.ord Clod sent him forth from the Oardon of
l-Mon to till the ground from which he Was taken.
Ho ilo drove out tho innu: and Ho placed at tho
oast of tho Garden or Kdcii cherniilms, and a
llamimr sword which turned every way, to keep
tho way of tho tree of life.
It would seem from tills Scripture that pre
vious to eating of tho forbidden fruit man
did not know what good and evil were; nor
their difference; nor Uieir respective natures;
Umt ho wafnin innocent, ignorant creature;
but after eating the fruit lie found out. to Ids
sorrow, the nature of good amt evil, it
1 sjems, also, Umt If he had been let alone be
would have eaten of the tree of life and
prevented dentil from entering the world,
lie would have become like tho Im
| mortal gods. So ho', was expelled from
I tho garden to prevent this result.
Man rebelled nml denied the justice of this
frightful punishment' for yielding to his
wife’s solicitations-rebelled at the Justice or
equity of it, when tie had got Ids eyes open to
tho difference between good nml evil. Man
could discern neither tho goodness nor tho
wisdom of the Doing who Indicted Uio awful
doom. Ho (eared God, hut did not love Him.
To make him comprehend tho forgiveness
and compassion of the Almighty, it was
necessary Umt there should be a further
revelation. According to tho same Jewish
authority, Jehovah made this revelation in
tho person of Christ, who presented to man
kind the benign aspects of a merciful re
ligion. The suectncie of tho death upon thn
cross of so good and great a man—sent by
Goil ns His Son—was needed to inform tho
world of the forgiveness of its Creator.
Hence tho atonement was in one sense a
means of reconciling man to God. •
We are quite a warn Umt litis is not a theory
of the atonement which tho Methodist Church
is prepared to approve. But itds merely the
logical.development of Dr. Thomas’ theory.
It is the idea of atonement which tins found
lodgment in millions of minds, and recom
mends Itself constantly to Uie favor, of rc
lloctlng minds tho more it is examined.
CURTIS AND THE CIVIL SERVICE.
A report of tho proceedings of tho New
York Republican Convention says: “George
William Curtis* name, low on too
roll, drew the first applause.” This Is sig
nificant of a groat change in public senti
ment on tho subject of clvll-scrvlco reform.
Mr. Chi lls Is not a popular man with poli
ticians. Ho Is more a llttcnitcur than a
politician; ho Is -uncompromising, like
Wayne MacVcngh, and Is a kicker rather
than a submlsslonlst where a principle is
at stake. Hut ho has made a stubborn light
for a great principle—namely: tho Integrity
of tho'civil service, the freedom from un
tangling alliances with partisan polities of
thu mere bookkeeping of the Government.
Anil In this light ho has shown tho very best
qualities ot a true reformer, demanding al
ways complete reform, but accepting thank
fully hero a little and there a little, and from
the vantage ground thus secured fortifying
Ids advanced position as tho basis of fresh
assaults upon the enemy’s lines.
"Against thu spoils system Mr. Curtis may
bo said always to huvu led tho forces. Ho
has been constantly at tho front. Ho was
there when his following was so small that It
was counted that It might bo laughed at and
derided. Ho was called a dreamer, an Im
practicable, a visionary. Hut ho knew what
ho wanted and “ How to his mark." Ho
showed that Hosslsm was a legitimate out
growth of tho spoils system—that tho Ism de
pended upon the system and tho system upon
the Ism, and that tho lam was a disgrace to.
politics and the system n shame to thu . Gov
ernment. It was u long lime, however, be
fore Uio blows against Hosslsm and tho spoils
system began to take olTcct. Political party
conventions, and chibs, and societies, and
other public assemblages remained silent on
the subject of clvll-scrvlco reform. Hut Mr.
Curtis was never silent. There was scarcely
ever an Issue of llurpcr’a Weekly thatdld not
contain an article on the subject of elvll
servlco reform; and Mr. Curtis never attended
a public meeting of even a semt-polltleal
character that he did not call attention to tho
subject either by speech or resolution. Tho
spoilsmen continued to laugh and sneer, but
tho people at last began to wako up.
Tho Republican Convention of l&SO with
Us great display of Hosslsm and Us ludi
crous exhibition of spolls-Jmuthig In tho
blunt question of tho Texas delegate—“ What
are wo hero for If not fof the onicea'.*’’—made
tho people blush; the disclosure of the star
route frauds startled them, and Gqlteau’s
pistol-shot shocked them. It was then that
the people came fully to realize thu horror
and the shame of theoflloe-huntlng spoils »)*•
tehi. They realized Hint they themselves were i
In jmrt. responsible for tho continued ox*
Isteiiec of tho abominable system because (hoy
hml neglected to tmt a period to It.
What it change of sentiment .Mr. ('Mills e?i
--001111101011 wfmn he tool; hts seat In the tutu
New York Convention I Ills .resolution tie*
mamllHg complete reform was not adopted
hut a resolution recognizing the principle
for which he had so lung: contended was
adopted. Ills resolution. In so many words,
was not adopted, but he was cheered. Two*
lldrdsorthu wing oftho party with which
he acted were In accord with him on his nut*
teat clvlbservlcu proposition, and tho other
third were ready to Indorse tho great
principle.
To tho question,' Whnlfs tho cause of the
revolution In Now York Republican parly
politics? Congressman I Uncock replies: “To
a deep conviction that government In this
country must proceed from tho bottom up to
(ho top, ami not from tho (op down, to tho
love oftho Republic, ami to Urn aversion to
Imperialism in American politics.” In a
word, tho people have resolved that Uosslam
amt Its spawn, tho spoils system, shall ho
overthrown—that they shall ho eliminated
from politics, root and branch I
If It ho trim that President Garfield had
“highly” resolved to do what ho could to
bring about this consummation, It may bo
said that a whole term In tho Presidency de*
voted solely to this end could scarcely have
accomplished more than was wrought by his
untimely death. Ills entire life, now photo
graphed in letters of living light on tho
minds of tho American people, Is a lesson In
tho-beautv of modest merit and its unsought
rewards; and In Ids death ho exerts a power
■ more potent than that of all tho Bulf*eccklng
politicians of Ids time.
s it Isas true In politics as In religion that
1 the blood of tbo martyrs Is the seed of tho
• Church. Since tho cause of clvil-servleo
I reform has Its martyr It Is destined to sweep
• onward rapidly toward tho goal of triumph.
» Hereafter tho stars In their courses will
! light for It. Political parties will vie with
• each (illicr in demanding that tho business of
■ the (•overnment be conducted on business
principles/ £polls organs dure no longer op*
pose tho proposition lest thoy be overwhelmed
with public scorn. ‘ 1
WINDOM Aim WALL 'STEEEr.
Tho Uoston Olohc of tho Bth of October
contains tbo following:
It liiih been given out In some circles In Tlnalon
by panics who worn nlfcnlpu tlmt Kuuruiin*}*
Whnluni tmil denied giving tho Informailtm
nlniut hla pinna whiuh was printed In tbo (Unite
Thursday. Wo repeat tlmt Mr. Wlndom said
emphatically tlmt tic could not intercom in tho
light bntween tho bulla anil boars; tlmt tbo
Treasury Department would nut bo used ns n
tnedinm to regulate tho condition of air ales on
Wall street; and Unit tho present stringency of
tho immoy markot was duo toovorspcmilation.
This tho hoiiorablo Secretary cannot deny, mid
wo vcntiiro to say that nobody la antliorl/.eil to
deny It Tor him. Ho may bo Indnocd toolmnuo
his policy, but at fl o'clock Wednesday evening
ho madotlio statement attributed to hini.de*
liberaioly and after cartful consideration of tho
question.
.Snmo of tlio Wall street stock-gamblers say
that, If ho used this language ami nmile this
declaration, ho should ho compelled to re*
sign the olllco of Secretary of tho Treasury,
and that ** some New York man having
knowledge of tho Interests mid vvnutsof busi
ness-men should Im promptly uppointeil in
Ids place”! It is hardly donbtinl tlmt the
Secretary made this statement, and it
Is even less doubtful that his lan
guage expressed his own Judgment and
Ids own purpose. What has tho Secretary
of the Treasury to do with tho “ longs ” runt
“ shorts ” of Wall street V What has the Sec
retary to do with using the Treasury of the
United Stales to ease the stock market for
tho bull speculators or in tlio interest of
tho bears? These two opposing gartgs
of desperate gamblers in watered stocks have
carried their game to such an extent that the
prices in the stock market arc now nearly
double what the value of tlio watered stuff
Juslilles; and to keep up this InlhUlon of
prices these gamblers have borrowed every
dollar they have been t\blo to obtain. Their
credit is exhausted.' and the stringency of the
watered stock market Is represented by their
inability to borrow more. They have been
bugging and imploring tho Secretary of tho
National Treasury to aid them by placing
tho public money at their disposal. Hu lias
refused to tnku one step beyond his duty.
Ho has olfered to buy a large amount Af :\}i
per cunt bonds at par, but the holders Imvu
not surrendered thorn. They will continue
to hold them, and if a collapse of tho watered
stuck market take place tho wisdom of hold
ing on to these bonds will bo Justified by tlio
result.
Tho country will heartily applaud mm ap
prove Secretary Window's language, ns
well as his refusal to nmko tlio National
Treasury a part of tho watered stock trade,
if there bu a panic In watered stocks those
speculators may have all the glory of pro
ducing It and shunld bear all tho conse
quences. Tho Secretary would bo criminal
ly careless 6f tho public Interests if ho should
mo the Treasury money to Intcrfero in tho
light of tho Wall street speculators In In
flated, worthless stocks. Hands otfl
THE TRANSVAAL TROUBLES.
Tho English Government seems to havo a
fresh troublo on Us hands with tho Trans
vaal Doers, and If tho Boers don’t behavo
will probably make short work of Urn refrac
tory Hutch. A brief retrospect Is necessary
to understand tho merits of the new issue be
tween tho Hutch Hourbons of tho Transvaal
and England. Tho Into war, It wilt be re
membered, commenced early in January last.
It lasted about thveo months, and during that
time, although tho Doers wore several times
repulsed by tho English, the decisive lights,
like those at Pretoria, Hmkenhurg Pass,
Makkerstroom, and Spltzkof, wore won by
tho Doors. Thu latter battle, In fact, nearly
annihilated* tho small British column of UOO
or 400 men, and Us commander, Gen. Colley,
was killed. An armistice was then arranged
and terms of peaco discussed. On (ho —d
of March Mr. Gladstone announced that tho
Government hod received a telegram from
Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood stating that ar
rangements had been made with the
liners, who substantially accepted the
British conditions. These conditions were
tho suzerainty of tho* Queen, tho British
control of foreign relations, the establish
ment of a British Resident at tho future
Boer Capital, and complete local soK-govcrn
nimit, A ftiyal commission, consisting of
Governor-General DoHlnson, Gen. Wood,
and Sir John Hovllller, was also appointed
tji consider tho position ot tho natives, tho
regulation of frontier affairs, and tho ques
tion how much territory should be severed
from tho Transvaal. In July the draft of
tho convention was prepared by this .com
mission, virtually retroceding the whole of
the Transvaal to the Boers. In August tho
retrocession was formally effected, and tho
Boer Government issued a proclamation an
nouncing tho establishment of tho South
African Republic, and Its officers were
elected. Tho convention under which this
peace was made had to be submitted to tho
new Parliament, or Volksraad, for ratifica
tion. This ratification. It U now staled, Is
likely to be refused, though the convention
was concluded by Paul Kruger, the ablest
and most experienced man In the Trans
vaal. Tho Boers set forth their reasons for
their refusal to ratify tho treaty as follows:
Tim llocr* object to (bo article in tbo conven
tion by wbleb tbo Queen has reserved control
over tuo external relations of (be Slate, Includ
ing tbo conclusion of treaties and tbo conduct
of dlpUfomtlo Intercourse with foreign .Powers,
mid tho article dellntng tho duties or tho llrltinh
Xesldcnt. Tiioy also object to ttiu nt-tlclo pm*
vldlng for complete freedom of religion mid pro*
tectlon for nli denominations: to nio nrtlelo do*
elating that no alavcrv nr apprenticeship pur*
taking or shivery shall Itu tolerated ny tho
itncr.«: to (no article providing for mo rl«ht« of
nil persons. other (hint natives. who conform to
thu lawn of tlui Tnmsvaait iiinl to ttiu nrtlelr* do*
clarltor ilmt nil Inhabitants or tho Transvaal
shall have freo access to courts of Justice for tho
protection mill defense of molr rights.
Tho above explains why, in thu recent tic*
bate In the Volksvmul, members declared
thul thu convention dealt with thu Doers ns
though ttmy were hordes of savages.
The article against slavery Is really the place
where the shoo pinches tho Doer foot. They
are determined to reestablish slavery under
the lying immd of African apprenticeship, but
tho English will never agree to It. It Is proba
ble also that tho rccnlteeikm of their little vic
tories over tho small English forces has led
them to underrate the power of Great Britain,
and that If they ludd out and threaten war
they will get more. 'Tho limit of time for
the rattlicatlufl of the convention IsUioDth
of next month. Tho London Times says
that it tho convention should not burntilled*
by that time the British garrison in tho
Transvaal would again bo nominally' in a
slate of siege, and ilig communication be
tween them mid the rest of tho country bo
suspended, and Umt dun. Wood must advance
to release them. Mr. Gladstone, In his recent
address, though not fully committing the
Government, spoke very slgnlllcauUy upon
tho subject when lie said:
In spite of expectations tho Volksrnnd has not
ratified (ho liberal conditions of (ho convention.
Wo Imvo been Invited to reopen negotiations.
It Is possible (hut hi some minor Holms ibo con
ditions mlghl be tundiiiod. Tho concessions we
made were not duo to weakness or timidity. I
do not know what is going to happen. 1 hope
(ho convention will bo shortly ratlilcd. Hut lids
twill say: Wo shall remember and faithfully
retain tho members of the faithful native popu
lation nr tho Transvaal, and no less faithfully
retain tho dignity of tho country.
Tliu situation Is so dangerous that tlio Kn
ffllslt (lovormimnl Ims .stopped the with*
drawn! of troops from Sunlit Africa, ami
there Is llttlu ilouhl that If the convention Is
not rat (lied nt tho speelllcd time war will
break out afresh. In such au event It will
he had for (lie liners. They will not only be
without (ho sympathy they had In tho previ
ous uprising In Holland, and in some quarters
oven lit England, hut they will lose all they
have pained hy the present peace ami their
autonomy will go to tho winds. Tho En
glish wilt not repeat the mistakes of Inst
winter, hut will pour in their troops hi snfll
clout numbers to overwhelm tho Ignorant
ami pretentious Dutch farmers and teach
them a lesson they will not soon forget by
fearfully avenging tho fatu of tholr troops al
Spltzkof.
Tin-: /ViU Mull tiozcllcof Sept, til, speak
ing of tho land question iu Great llrltaln, re
murks:
Tho signs, however, are multiplying that En
glish farmers, as well us others, are not going to
be cajoled into a snperllelal,treatment of tho
land question now that it has been fairly raided;
partly, perhaps, because I hoy believe that less
tux-rale will end in tom e rent, mid partly because
they think that lax-reform belongs properly to
tho larger question of county government re
forfi;. A meeting of ten hundred farmers, fop In
tbtmee, near Shellleld, on Wednesday night,
cheered llu-lr Chairman to the echo when he pro
tested that "Tv'iiy/Mi P , mnd-/(intio*, rr/in unr id
traps liijad. maxi hm-cthr. mmie imitnlinu mul the.
mtii n*. itrU'lh'i/i* ox the diVlepal IrMi lcminf-/arnu’j«,
i vlnimiil thriv UwtWwh'.'' la ihcfMielliela district
It seems nrcttly plain that Sir Michael I licks
lleaeli's rale-nibbling Is not giving anv more
satisfaction than l.ord Handon's mil): core.
From Mr. Ilorlase. M. 11.,I 1 ., of course, It is not sur
prising to hear, al I’adstow on Tuesday, an ad
vice to farmers In beware of misleading Tory
makeshifts, and to atm straight at" greater
security of tenure, something like free sale,
thorough and absolute compensation for unex
hausted Improvements, and tin equivalent for
fair rents In abolishing tho law of distraint.”
Tho Hignltlenneu lies In the reception accorded
to such thoroughgoing proposals by au uudloneu
of English tenantry.
Tin-: lot ot tin editor hi Turkey Is not, ns u
rule, a happy one. because, whenever ho pub
lishes any news of which tho Government docs
not approve, the paper Is suppressed and tho
editor Is sent to Jail. This explains tho follow
lug paragraph in thn Lrrnnt Herald of Sept. II:
Wo aru obliged regretfully to bury In (ho tomb
of silence some Important and luterestiug In
formation received yesterday, together with
tho forecasts and comments which have lately
appeared In our columns on tho same subject.
Tho necessity far withholding from our readers
this chapter of current history is caused by tho
following decree from the Bureau do la ITosso,
issued tins morning:
Sublime I’or.o, Ibironu do la I'rosse. Pnpt. 11, IM|.
Ily superior enter, local Journals are absolutely tor*
bldil'i) to publish any article or nuns rotating to
Hayptinii uimlrs. Sinned,, MKUiinr.
Inasmuch as news concerning Egypt is 'ho
most Interesting of any received by tho //mild,
mid the Turkish Government seldom wants uuy
of Ic published, Interments In “tho tomb of
sllcneo" to which tho editor alludes must bo un
pleasantly frequent.
Mu. BoouwAt.Ti'it, it gentleman who Ims
.hopes of bumg elected Governor of Ohio, and
who has tcstllled to tho faith that Is In him by
opening a barrel, has been traveling through
the State for several weeks and presenting tho
exigencies of his caso to such persons us ho
could Induce to listen. At Columbus hist Friday
the peripatetic Democrat mot with n rebuff
from the proprietor of a largo nmtmfnuturlug
establishment through whluh tho wandering
Democrat desired to meander by being told that
tbo pursuits who had their money Invested In tho
business did not euro to have tbo time of their
employes taken up during working hours m
listonlug to political speeches from tho candl*
dales of either purtj*, whereupon Puokwultor
resumed his pcdestrlmtlsm in disgust. Tho po
sition taken by tho Columbus man Is n very
sensible one. When halls can bo hired tbero 1s
no excuse fur n candidate taking tho time of
men for which othoi men pay money In which to
advance hU claims for ullleo.
Tub London Pull Mail Gazette of Sept.
Hi bus thu following paragraph:
Thu “prominent member of the Irish Rovolu*
tlonury party " who is said to bo in America col
lecting Colorado beetles tor transmission to Bu
gland cun hardly have thought mu all tho hoar
tugs of this new auxiliary .to dynamite which he
desires to enlist in mu aorvlticuf his patriotic as
pirations. DymunUu Is not a locomotive sub
stance, and when you have placed It in train, ynu
know that tt will obey the ordinary setentlho law,
ami nut only wliuru tt is, and you have merely to
Keep tho proper distance to bo safe. Put
beetles can move and multiply, and Ireland is
not so remote from Unglana that colonizing tho
ono with beetles would nut mean pluming thu
other with beetle* too. Moreover, thu Colo
rado beetle is deeply attached to potatoes, and
us lung ns Ireland contained a potato that coun
try nr potatoes would probably bo its chosen
home. Apart front tbo othlea of murder, a
prudent praeltco of that operation should avoid
tho risk of Its Involving suleldo.
Tin: Homo for Friendless recently
opened hi Now York cost fddO.OO), and tho ontlro
amount was secured through (ho efforts of n
Catholic - priest named Drumgoolo, who began
tbo work ton years ago, and has devoted to it nil
his time and energy, A large proportion of tho
money was contributed in STt-conl subscriptions,
and tbo absence of largo amounts in tho list of
donors Is noticeable. As a rule, too little atten
tion Is paid to tbo homeless ana friendless hoys
to bo found In every largo city. With proper
surrmiiiuhtga nearly nil of them may bo mmlo
reputable citizens, but In tbo übsouco of these
Biirruuudiugs tbo descent to qrlmuisoasy and
rapid. .
Wimmn'uton X. C„ la feeling purtleuAirly
tmppyjun now, because last wook, for tbo first
timo iiluco 1800, a steamer' cleared from there
direct tor a foreign port, aud iho prospect for
tbo establishment of n lino of such boats la
pood. Not only Wilmington, but every Amer
ican, ought to rejoice whenever r boat la found
sailing under tuo Hag of tbo United Slates. As
sailors vro have not boon u success.
Jin. Chaiu.f.h Dudi.ky Waiinkii, having
succeeded in securing Bomo tree advertising by
setting btmtelf up us a newspaper censor, bus
gone to Europe. lloslioutd cull on Mr. George
Augustus Bala and onjoya season of mutual
coudolence. Ilotb geutlemcn bavo sold sumo
very foolish things recently, and boll) bnvo been
rmmdly criticised by newspapers for tbolr re
marks.
4
Tin: end of what was ouco a notable law
suit bus at lust been reached in J'eimsylvanis,
the case being that or tbo Uev. Father Slack
against the itoman Catholic Itlsbop of Hcraqtou.
The Ulibop saw lit lu 1870 to remove Father
Block from hla pastorate, nml tho priest began
no notion to compel a ndnstfttomont hy his so*
parlor. Tho ihml decision In tho mailer Is Umt
olvll courts have no nmhorltyto Interfere hi
eedeslnsl leal eases of this kind, t'noii coloring
tho priesthood vows of obodloncd to tho Mishap
to nit lawful things aro taken,and in ease tho
person who takes those vows Is unwilling to live
up to them Ids only remedy dhnsluta in abandon*
lug his relations with the Church.
Si’CAiu.vo of Gutlcnn’s story, tho I’hlfa.
ilulptila Time* very sensibly says:
Indeed, the Instances tiro rare In which n tmir*
iter lias been planned with mi clear au under*
standing of Its character nml emiscuiieiicos, and
If there ever was a enso hi which thu extreme*!
penalty of the law was distinctly called for It Is
this, for the protection of society find ns a warn*
tmr to those who may bo disposed to sham (Ini*
touu’s political am) uorsniml Ideas and motives.
“llai.rtk.vti M.” IsHllll being vigorously
nasal led by Bmlth It., who Insinuates that nit
the Information concerning President Arthur’s
policy published bv Mr, Jlalslond was derived
from Heimtor.lnnus* hired man. Instead of from
.limes himself, ns Mr. Halstead stated. It looks
as though Smith 11. was Jealous of KalstonilM.
Thk Cleveland Chief of Police announces
that “ anybody found prowling around tho tomb
of tho Into President Gartlcld will bo shot on
sight." Probably tho Cleveland Chief of Pullco
doesn't know it, but any such proceeding wbuld
bo nothing but murder, and punishable assuch.
Tin-: Albany E.rprc«« was so astonished
by tho defeat of Its pots In tho Now Vork He.
publican Convonilon that It refrains frotflCfnak*
mg any comment* whatever on tho notion of
that body. Speechless grief should always be
respected.
Tmr proprietor of tho New York Mull U
still advertising for " a suitable piceo of ground
for Ibo use'of thin Journal." This Is tho lint
intimation that all tho lots In Greenwood were
sold.
A Xkvap.v paper puts forward n Itnanctal
measure which has nt least tho merit of orig
inality. It la that tho wealthy Senators from
that State pay tho debt of tho Commonwealth.
LAKESIDE MUSINGS,
“If there am any unbroken slates In Mew
York 1 should llku toaco thorn."—Rescue Vonk*
Huy.
“ Let me make tho dynmnlto plots ot u
country, and I care not who. makes tho laws."—
O’/Jenurnn Itimnu.
“Six (Jlrlsls the Iltle of the Idlest novel.
It Is expected that a sequel entitled “Our Bro
ken (lulo" will he Issued soon.
.Judge Tourgeo’s loelnvo Is entitled “(Hvu
Us a Best." If tho Judge Is appealing to other
lecturers he ought to bo supported.
llernhnrdl was hissed at Hamburg recent
ly, and, mopping to tho footlights, said: •• I am
not accustomed to play to geese." It Is evident
that Sarah carries her boxing-gloves with her.
A Cincinnati paper says that President Ar
thur has tensed Senator Junes* house, mid the
Senator Is his guest. It Is not every man why
is well enough fixed to board With the Presi
dent.
One of tho saddest coincidences connected
with tho great tiro Is that exactly ten years
from tho day on which tho calamity occurred
the entire White Stocking nine was roOugagua
for tho season of IWW.
Thu father of Mrs. (Ihrlstinncy Instilled hi
Washington tho other day that previous to ac
cepting the ex-Senntor his daughter had refused
tweniy-llvo offers of matrimony. Tho old gen
tleman evidently kept an eyu on Lily and the.
boys. r
“ 1 think it would bo a good idea to call it
niasa-meotlng of last melt woo left tho Sherman.
House on (bo night ortho big tire. There are
three or four hundred of ns yet alive, and the
Interchange of stories would be very pleasant.
IneUinniully, it might be well to say that Urn
really and truly last mart who left tho Sherman
House was yours truly."- Lung JnUu.
l.lltlo nb-Pcep awoke from Iter sleep;
. Her. eyes opened.wide auii wldcr^
For she found herself seated on the grass
With an old sheep standing beside her.
“Little 80-Peep," said tho good old sheep,
“How glad I am wo’vu found you!
Here wo arc—rams, and sheep, aud lambs—
All Hocking up nrouud you."
“ You blcssPd sheep," sold 111 tlo Ho-Pcop,
“ I’ve been worried to death about you."
“ We’ve been searching for you," sulU (ho good
old glmup:
“We wouldn't go homo without >ou."
—From " Hobo ,tn H.iwfntiiji,” iu Vh irW A. .Dana.
PERILS OF TRADE.
Serious IHiibarraftamont of mi Old Boi*
. tun .llamiiuotitrliitc Company,
h sp«lal Dispatch ta Tht CMcaoo Tribune,
Postoj,, Oct. fl.—The Bouth Poston Iron Cum*
puny yesterday afternoon allowed somo of Its
matured paper to go to protest. The Industry
wus founded in IWrti, and ever since that tlmuU
bus done n very largo amount of Government
work, mostly for tho Navy Department. It is
claimed to be, and no doubt la, the best op
pointed ordnance-foundry In the United States,
especially tor the heavy work required by thu
navy mid forts, and bus facilities for casting
and hnlshlug imythhnr in that line from
n cnrroimdo or howitzer up to n 10*
Inch lUO-ton steel rilled cannon, it bai
machinery that will turn a stomnor’a propeller
shaft of over ninety loot In length, and cun do a
great variety of the heaviest kind of Ironwork
which requires the most powerful machinery
and expensive appliances to handle. Mr. Will*
lam P. Hunt, tho President and Treasurer of the
company, has been with It somo thirty-four
years in various capacities, ana something over
tea years ago bo became Its President and
Treasurer, which position bo bus belt) up to
date, and during which time ho hm
been practically Its solo manager. In ad*
ditlon in what it has Uono fur the
Government, the company has all tho time been
doing a largo amount uf work fur outside parlies,
and has hud In Us employ n regular working
force of from HOO to tiM men. its works are
very extensive, covering somo six and one-half
acres of land, and It Is at present engaged on
Government contracts for the Navy Department
amounting In'tho aggregate to over S , JJO,fKW. In
addition to this contract, on which tho Govern*
ment was to disburse tho present
month somo $03,000 in cash, tho company has
claims against tho Government aggregating
about fijU,oCo< being far work done somo time
buck and not as yet paid for. Thu original capital
stout of tho company bus never beun increased
from tho SIOO,OOO which Its charter called fur,
tint tho company has been fur years currying
property to the amount of from $1,000,000 to sl.*
1130,000 In iiutual value. Tho liabilities of the
Booth Poston Iron Company mid of Mr,
Hunt, outside of mortgage indebtedness on
property, will aggregate In the neighborhood
of S’JUO,OOO, the greater portion of
which is thu company's debt, as Mr, Hunt's tin*
secured personal debts are snlu to be merely
nominal. From too host Information obtain*
able, U would appear that the Huston National
Hank and tbu nihur banks that are creditors of
tho company and Mr. Hunt nro not hi danger
of losing a single dollar by their Indebtedness If
mutters arc property managed, both the com*
puny and Mr. Hunt representing property which
at tho lowest valuation would roallzu, It is said,
tuoro than double tbs amount of the claims
against thorn, and this Is outside of tho
money actually duo tho company hr
the General Government, which hi Itself, If it
could bo obtahum, would go fur toward paying
ihounsooured liabilities of tho company and of
Us I'reslduiit and Treasurer. Tho probable re*
suit uf the present condition of affairs may be
a reorganization of tho company on a sound
basis, with n larger capital stock, possibly on u
basis similar to that adopted by tun Day Htato
Iron Company, which some lime ago became
embarrassed, was reorganized, and is now and
has been (or somo tlmu In a very prosperous
condition, lint in tho meantime tho works of
the Bout b Poston Iron Company will not bo shut
down, tho company having work on band and
more orders abend than It cun till in tho next
six mouths.
A RAILROAD BLOCKADE.
Sr. I.ouia, Oct. B.—lt bns Just transpired tbut
there Is a great rnlirpad blockade boro. It is
said some fi.ooo curs laden wltb merchandise for
Hi. l.ouls wholesale morebunts till tjioslde-truvks
of ibe Eastern roads for forty to bfty miles onl,
and that goods iblppod at Eastern cities forty
days ago ba ve not jet arrived faero. This bet in
terfered wltb trudu somuwbat and inucb dis
satisfaction exists. The railroads throw the
blame un ibu transfer and bridge companies.
Tbo Transfer Company defends lisoif by saying
It butt burse* disabled by tbo "pink-eye.
Tbo (fridge Company asserts that the passenger
trafto bus been so great fur some time past tost
it euutd not bondlo freight trains enough top** 4
veut the blockade.

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