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VOL. XXIII.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1887.
NO. 12.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
rER.SOX.tti AND POLITICAX.
Weluvformei) circles in London and
Berlin profess to believe that Emperor
William is nearlng his last illness.
A J'iva Scotia pape:- ia of opinion that
M Chamberlain's 'blender-tie" argu
ments may put Oaimda into a serious
frame of mind on Uio subject of breaking
the tie and annexing to the United States.
It is reported, that the position of first
assistant So'.retarv of State has been
tendered r, K. jj)y,i Faulkner, of Martins
burg, W. Va., and that he has the offer
under Serious consideration. The report
' cannot le confirmed at the State Depart
, nor Is it denied.
V . Smith, capitalist, of Cincinnati,
m ,l an assignment on the 3d to W. F.
;JBc.yd. Asaets .irt,0OO, liabilities $200,000.
no assets consists of .i"i,'(o in real estate
'and the rest in securities, most of which
are hypothecated.
Bismarck ha? aspired the Porte that
Germany will consent to no scheme that
threatens the territorial integrity of
Turkey.
Tine President, anil most of the members
of his Cabinet art) now busily engaged in
the preparation of th ir annual reports to
Congress Attorney -General Garland has
finished fis report, and it is i.ow in the
hands of the President.
Hamcei. V B,.wmn, of Pittstleld, Mass.,
died on the 2d at the age of sixty
eight t(r.i. M r. Bowman was an active
member of the Berkshire bar, and was one
f'f the lea-lirs of the Democratic party in
JdsssachuNetts.
The IIughoB-Hnllett-Selwyn scandal at
London ha evoluted into a newspaper
libel suit.
O.v thn Sil Judge Philip L. Spoonor,
: father of United Slates Senator Spooner,
of Wisconsin, duid ut Madison, agod sev-'enty-si.t
years. He bad taken a prom.
no ufc pai t in the development of the North-
went.
Mit. Sitiujkon, in his formal letter of
resignation from the English Baptistj
Union, concludes by saying that it is j6.
loss to ask him to reconsider his 'cision
to withdraw.
The Toronto (Ont.) (ilnbe 'Vfuts a warn
ing editorial, demanding ne rel.an &t
Chamberlain as a flsher0s commissioner,
arid predicting war the ev,tt of rAiluro
of the commission to sett!e the dispute,
winch fad-ire woulli ,,e aftribntable to
Clm m!er!:rat3 membership on theeommis-
611)11.
1 r l" Stated that Herr Krupp has offered
!rX),0Oi) for tho secret of a new explosive
taanufactured by a Uussiau engineer
named Uimcktoshell, and that the in
ventor has refused the offer, because he
has already inadti a contract with the
.government.
O.v, the 3d Chief Justice Waits of the
UDitod States Supreme Court was the
recipient by mail (special delivery), of
an iufunii machine, th exploding wire
to whi, h had become detached in transit,
and thin preventing a sad calamity when
it was oj .-noil. Iho police pre investigat
ing. Ox th-i rooming of the 3 I Dr. Henry A.
Holmes, Ph. D., LL. I)., State librarian,
died pi, Albany, N. Y., of Bright's disease
of t'ae kidneys, after a long illness.
Thk Home-Hula Union of London has
adopted a res ilution expressing sympa
thy with Sir Wilfrod Blunt and William
O'Brien, and has resiived to continue the
agitation in Ireland, with the aid of En
glish speakers.
Jilt. W U.LI AM 1C. YanPKRIHLT has
leasnd Ca-:tl Lindenhof, which belonged
to the bit. King of Bavaria, for next sum
mer. 'I h Bavarian Government has re
fused to sell it to tho American railroad
magnate.
O.v the L'd Robert Garrett an 1 party ar
rived at Livingston, Mont., and nt once
went trout fidiing o: tho Yellowstone
Tiver. Mr. Garrett landed a six-pounder.
Tho party went on west on tho 3d.
Ox tho 3d not less than three thousand
ladies and gentlemen shook the presi
dential hand and wure mado glad. One
strong-iniinloil-loohixig ndy of middle age
informed the i 'resident that sho was from
Kansas, and that, she had made up her
mind to vote for him next year.
Ov tho 3d tn members of the English
Peace 'omivission now visiting Pitts
burgh, Pa.x the guests of Andrew Car
negie. le foted t h-i dav to inspector; the
various Industries. In the evening the
visitors worn tendered a reception and
baijfjuet by Mr. Carnegie.
J-'sKi'H Mu.t.KR, an old seaman, residing
t NeYvburyport, Mass., who served in
ho nnvy early in the war, has been al
lowed a snug sum of money as a pension
ifor total hliD-lnesj from October l.'-0.'!.
His tirst payment, payable at the Boston
agency, wiil be ir13,08.'i.
Tin- New York (iraphir was finally sold
r-n tha 3 1 to a syndicate of wealthy
Democratic politicians and business men,
who will keep it friendly to the State and
National adtuinisf rat ions.
On the night of tho 3 1 a petition to fiov
mi or Oglesby of lllino's was forwarded
from Boston to the Amnesty Association
of Chicago, asking for executive c'eniency
in behalf of tho condemned Anarchists, it
bears Uti signatures, all of them being
names if editors, reporters, compositors
and neoouutants in the employ of the Bos
oa Globe.
Ov t he 4th Dr. Moses Gunn, an eminent
physician and surgeon, died at his resi
dence in Chicago.
x uio 4tn uni four, "protected" l-v a
small army of detectives, made a speech
at Birmingham, England.
Kkv. Char. A. BKiiiiv. of Wol vfrhanip
ton, England, is to be called to Plymouth
Church, Brooklyn, as Mr. Boecher'i sue
censor. On the morning of the 1th Rev. Zenoria
Lashaw'cz, Greek Catholic priest, was
found dead in his bed at a hotel in AVilkes-
fcarr, l'a.
Excitement in Canada and Great Brit
ain is representid as being at fevcr-heat
over Hon. Edward lUake's vigorous es
pousal of th Home-Kule cause in Ireland.
It is alleged that Captain Thorp of tho
lost steamer Vernon whs a hard drinker,
and that the first male often severely up
braided him for drunkenness on duty.
A warrant has been issued for Mr. Cox,
member f the British Parliament, for
participation in a proclaimed League
meeting. J. P. Gill and other commoners
are also to be arrested.
In a trial on the -tth, Win. B. Oliphant,
who fell into an open gas-pipe trench in
Danville, HI., last August, was awarded
verdict of $.",0t0 damages against the
gas cor, pany.
Lou Salisbury's new depnrture to re
organiv j the British diplomatic jtervice is
said to be prompted by a desire to divert
public attention from home dissensions to
foreign mnttr.
Prksioknt Clkvei.and has recognized
August H. DeBellfroid Oudouniont as
Consul of Belgium, at Emporia, Kas., for
the States of Kansas, Colorado and Ne
braska. COM mo dork Harmony, the acting Sec
retary of the Navy, has signed the con
tracts for tbe three new cruisers, v Inch
were approved by Secretary Wb.tney
norae time eg .
CKIMES AND CASCALT1ES.
A Ql'EBKC special of the 2d nays: The
mchooaer Mary Viotorin, which has been
rnissiDg for two weeks, capsized on the
ihoals at San Toint, near Mingan harbor,
and all on board were lost.
FrVK fishing tuirs went out from Two
Hi vers. Wis., on tlie 2d, ami carried back
I ins bodies of seventeen men and two
women, who had been aboard the fouu
Jei' ' propeller Vernon, makiug twenty
ta. . nliea that have Uuu icoviU.
A reward of five hundred franca has
been offered for tbo discovery of the as
sailants of II. Saluz, chief of the Swiss
Labor party, who was stabbed, it is al
leged, by Anarchists. Saluz has since
died of his wounds.
On the 3d masked men stopped the east
bound Salt Lake express train on the
Denver & Rio Grande road, and went
through the passengers for a considerable
amount.
On the 3d Robinson's circus train was
wrecked at the Union depot, St. Louis,
and the wild animals were temporarily
liberated. Goorgo Squires, a canvasman,
was killed and several others injured.
O.N the 3d a fire-damp explosion oc
curred at Matlock in liriiyshire,'England.
Twenty-five men were in the pit at the
time of the explosion, and it is not known
how many of these were killed. Five
bodies have been recovered.
On the 3d a rock weighing two tons fell
upon and instantly killed Howard Taylor,
a miner, in Whittemore's mine, Washing
ton, Ind. He leaves a widow and nine
children.
On the 3d the case against John Cough
lin, one of the men arrested with "Blinky"
Morgan for tha murder of Detoctive Hul
ligan, was called at Ravenna, O. At the
request of tho prosecution it was post
poned until Monday, November 14.
On the 3d the house of William Wade,
at Chester, N. Y., vas burned. Mr. Wade,
who is a railroad man, arose at three
o'clock and left bis wife getting break
fast. On returning, he found the house
inflames and airs. Wade missing. Her
bones were found in the ruins.
On the 3d a spar torpedo burst at New
port, R. I., while being run out of a boat
in the harbor during experiment--, and the
seven or eight officers and men in the boat
hail a narrow escape from 1 ; li. Only
two of them were injured. They were
gunners, and were stationed in the bow
of the boat.
On the 3d L. D. Loss, foreman of the
mixing department of the Acme White
Lead Works at Detroit, Mich., was caught
m a belt, and before the machinery could
be stopped, was a mass of broken bones.
His, head was crushed, neck, back, legs
iTid arms broken anil one b-g nearly torn
from the body.
O.N tho 4th John Robinson's circus was
partially destroyed by lire near Brazil,
Ind.
On the 4th two men were jailed at Pitts
burgh, Pa., charged with the murder of
Frank Harn.
On the 4th W. J. Matson, a book-keeper,
was accidently shot and killed by an of
fice boy in Cleveland, O.
On the 4th Tuck Agee was hanged at
Lexington, Ky., for the murder of Jas.
Faulkner, his brother-in-law.
At LTnion Springs, Ala, on the 4th
Henry Robins , i, colored, was hanged for
the murder of Ui. her colored man.
The grand jurj rt Memphis, Tenn.,
have retu: ned twentv-c i lit indictments
against Wharf master Kallaher of that
city.
A highly sensational s3ry comes from
Pittsburgh, Pa., that a n.r-,,dy the name
of Owens has confessed . l ing thrown
the Chicago Haymarket bomb.
On the 4th a very destructive fire, in
volving a less of over $150,000. occurred
at Nashville, Tenn. It is feared that lives
were lost. Several peoplo were severely
injured.
Recently a family named Model, near
Brocton, 111., ate sausage for breakfast.
The entire family were soon after taken
sick. Two have died nnd four more are
not expected to live. The doctors say the
sausage contained trichitiiP.
On the 4th Chas. B. Brown field, a mo
chnnic of Louisville, Ky., murdered his
wife and niue-3'ear-old daughter nnd his
wife's brother, Wm. E. Bruner, and then
committed suicide. He left a lett.-r say
ing the cause of the deed was his losses at
gambling.
On the 4th Thomas Wallace, a convict
iu the Essex County (N. J.) penitentiary
at Caldwell, was shot iu the head and in
stantly killed by one of the guards while
attempting to escape.
On the evening of the 4th Henry Brune,
a bartender at Omaha, Neb., shot and
killed Constable Moritz Hegeman in a
saloon in that city. The two men were
examining a revolver. I'rune claims the
shooting was accidental.
On the 4th Arthur B. Campbell, book
keeper for the Armour Packing Company,
Chicago, was arraigned in court for the
embezzlement of V-iLfl from the company
and sentenced to two and a half years'
imprisonment. Young Campbell comes
of excellent family, is thirty years of age
and married.
BIISCELLAMEOUS.
THK Scotch yacht Thistle, Captain Barr,
which left New York October 14, arrived
at Greenock, Scotland, oil the 1st. The
Thistle had a good voyage. Her best
day's run was "5S miles and hor worst 75
miles. She behaved well.
Thk dairy convention opened at Man
chester, la., on the 1st under favorable
auspices. A special train arrived with
delegates from New York, Boston, Chi
cago, St. Paul an.l St. Louis. In the even
ing Governor Larrab-9 delivered an ad
dress welcoming the National association
to Iowa.
Thk London policeman who assailed tho
character of Miss Cass has been acquitted,
and t he press comments indicate that this
is equivalent to granting unbridled license
to policemen in accusing any woman they
may see lit.
It is thought Russia will sanction the
Suez canal convention adopted by France
and England, to gratify France.
A Kt'MOR says Baltimore capitalists,
with unlimited resources, arc to organize
a telegraph system in opposition to the
Western Union.
Thk largo rolling mills of Pennock &
Sons at Coatesville, Pa., have been com
peled to shut down, as they can not get
coal for the furnaces because of tho strike
of miners. The viaduct puddle mills are
also shut down for the same reason.
Admiral Hknsage left Victoria, B. C,
on the 1st to assume command of the
Pacific squadron. In an interview be
said that one of his orTuual acts would b-3
to visit Alaskan waters and to -protect
British interests there. He will not allow
a British vessel to be molested outsids of
the three-mile limit.
Thk jail authorities at Cork have as ken
for instructions from t heir superiors in re
gard to William O'Brien, who, they Nay,
is determined to resist to the d;at.h any
attempt to make him perform prison la
bor. A NORTHEAST wind drove in a very
heavy tide on the New Jersey coast on the
1st and much damage has been done along
the beach fronts. Many bath houses have
been washed away, the meadows all over
flowed, and some portions of Atlantic
Cty inundated. Many boats were set
adrift on the meadows.
Thk Secretary of War has decide.l that
TSundar an.l legal holidays are properly
to be taken out or the thirty days' annual
leave of absence granted employes when
ever such davs fall v.-.fii'n the time for
which leave is Krante.l.
Thk President has ordered the removal
of the headquarters of the Mackinac In
dian agt .icy from Flint to Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich.
Health Oxfiokk Smith, of New York,
reported on the 'Jd that there wan three
children taken from the steamship Alesia
and transferred to th hospital. Tbe case
of cholera taken from tlie same vessel n
October '23 is reported to he conva'estcent.
The United States Supreme Ccurt ren
dered its decision on the 2d in th Chieapo
Anarchists' case. The writ of error was
denied, each point mad by the Anarch
ihts' counsel bbtnir declared untenable
Tut We;-tern I'm-iu 'i cltsi aph Com
pany tiled a cert tic. hu the Seen tary
of Statu at AU :i.. N .".,011 iuv 1:1, m
creaMhi it capuai , , a),ijO, raising the
total to $85,000,000. Th-3 company paid
$!),2."0 into the State Treasury under the
Vedder law.
The strike among coal miners, that !iis
been in operation at Evansville, Ind., and
vicinity since the middle of September,
has ceased, and all the mines aro again in
operation. The miners failed to get the
price asked, 'but resumed work at three
cents per bushel, the old rate.
Thk steam yacht Mohican, which
brought over a party of Scotchmen to
witness the defeat of the Thistle, has been
fitted with her ocean rig at Tompkins
ville, and she will sail for a winter cruiss
in the West Indies on tho ."th. Mr. John
Clark, her owner, and a number of invit
ed guests will be on loard.
The Bulgarian Sobianja has passed a
bill providing for the. coiuago of 3,000,000
francs to be nominally composed of cop
per and nickel.
The number of porsons who emi rn'r'd
from Germany during the ten e:jr 1
months of 1SS7 is upward of 10,00:) i jc
than that for the corresponding period of
1SSU.
It proves to have been a leaky gaspipe,
and not dynamite, that caused the ex
plosion at the Carlton Club, London, on
the 2d.
The national council of the Choctaw
Nation is in session, and it is alleged the
members have been having a hilarious eld
time of it.
The Crow Indians are reported to have
gone on the war-path.
The track of the Indiana & Illinois
Southeastern road is being changed from
narrow to standard gauge.
It is rumored that a consolidation of tho
St. Louis, Keoku!: & Northwestern and the
Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City roads
is probable.
German spies have recently ben in
Russia and gleaned important information
concerning the condition of the army and
the frontier defenses.
The New York Board of Health is con
sidering tho question of sending back
cholera ships to Italy and stopping dan
gerous vessels now coming this way.
The question of coercion in Ireland is
becoming two-sided. Untied Ireland in
forms the landlords that they can prepare
to become hostages for Mr. O'Brien's
safety, and for every hair of his head that,
is injured his friends will exact compound
vengeance.
On the 3d, at the regular monthly meet
ing of tho veteran firemen of New York,
President G. W. Anson had a pleasing
duty to perform. He gave to each of tho
100 members who visited tho Pacific coast
a sold gold badge, which hail been sent
by the veterans of San Francisco as a sou
venir of the event.
The sugar strike in Louisiana is draw
ing to an end.
It has been decided to shut down every
glass factory in the East at the end of
November.
Thk quarantine against cattle from tho
Chicago stock yards has been wit hdrawn
by tho Kansas authorities.
The recent government victory in the
French Chamber of Deputies appears to
be delusive, and promises to be transi
tory. The author ities of London are still ap
prehensive of serious distuibances from
the unemployed element on Lord Mayor's
day, November 9.
The Treasury Department has declined
to grant the request of the Richmond
(Va.) authorities that a revenue cutter bo
stationed at the entranco of Chesapeake
bay to intercept incoming cholera-infected
vessels.
Dr. Porter reports to the Marine Hos
pital Bureau from Tampa, Flu., that there
were seventy-four cases ami nine deaths
during the seven days ended the 4th.
The total number of ca.;rs to tho 4th w as
32.". The emidemic is reported to be sub
siding. The War Department received a tele
gram from General Terry stnting that he
had been advised by General Ruger that
in accordance with an agreement with In
spector Armstrong he had ordered all the
Crows to be assembled at tho agency on
the 4th.
The growth of tho Knights of L-tbor or
ganization at Montreal, Can., within t-10
past few months has been phenomena!
and still continues. It is possible that
when the employes make the demand for
the nine-hour day at tho beginning of the
year, very few of the bosses will opposo
it, as their attitude toward tiie organiza
tion is friendly.
The report of the Ontario Bureau of In
dustry for November states that tha
yield of fail wheat is 14.410,011 bushek,
being 3,(i:M,.r31 bushels less tiiun last year
and 5,ll2,ti!3 less than the avrfrngn yield
of six years. The spring wheat yield
is f,(;'3, 1 17 bushels against 0, l,V,f C3 last
year, and 9,713,779 for the average of ix
j ears.
CONDENSF.D TELEGRAPHS.
Mrs. Ruffin, of Oxford, Miss., has been
awarded $20,000 damages against the Illi
nois Central Railroad Company for the
death of her husband, who was killed by
said road.
George Hart was taken from jail at
Opelika, Ala., on the 5th and lynched.
Hart and his brother John murdered and
robbed Eddie Walrupsome time ago. John
Hart was hanged and his body burned
soon after the crime.
Several months ago a portionof the
railroad track of the Mobile & Northwest
ern road between Clarksdale and Jones
town, Miss., was sold under a trustee's
sale. The Mississippi Valley road pur
chased it, and on the 6th they commenced
tearing up the track, about six miles in
length, lying between these points.
Miss Anxik Deadrick, great -grand
daughter of James W. Deadrick, late chief
justice of Tennessee, was burned to death
on the 6th at Jonesboro, Tenn. Her father
was burning leaves off a lot near the
house, when her clothes were caught on
fire and entirely burned from her body.
She suffered excruciating pain for three
hours, when death relieved her of her ter
rible suffering.
A reign of terror exists in the up river
border counties between Edinburg and
Roma, Texas, the result of the shocking
depredations of Mexican bandits.
The SU Louis Fair Association has de
cided to hang up $45,000 in stakes aud
purses for ten days' racing at their spring
running meeting of 1SS8.
Thk interest in the anarchist case is
approaching fever heat at the Capital aud
throughout central Illinois as the date of
the execution of the condemned men grows
nearer and nearer.
Typhoid fever is alarmingly prevalent
in Indiana, and it does not seem to be con
fined to any particular locality.
The Postmaster General has issued an
order directing the postmaster at Boston
to withhold payment of money orders and
postal notes sent to the National card com
pany. It is stated that this order is based
upon evidence showing that the concern is
a fraud.
Tht board of health of New York has
discovered that two well developed cases
of leprosy exist in that city, but owing to
the obstinancy of Dr. Van Harlingeu, a
German physician, they cannot be located.
Grat county, Kansas, is wildjy excited
over tbe result of the recent election for
choice of county seat as between Ingalls
and Cimaroon. Charges of ballot bo.
stuffing are freely made. The bailot boxp
have leu. removed to the upper story of
tlie Ciuiaroon bank, and armed men are
guarding them. The building is barricade i
with bales of bay, and ladders have been
laid side by side on the ttairs to preveut
access to the box.
I
A DRUNKARD'S VICTIMS.
Tlie I-oss of the Propeller Vernon Alleged
to Have Been Due to tlie Drunkenness of
Her - omiuun-ler Axel Stone, the Onlj
Survivor, S;iys the Captain was Drunk
Most of the Time.
Chicago, Nov. 5. Edgar A. Hall, broth
er of the second engineer of the Vernon,
stated that the last time his brother was
in Chicago he told him that Captain
Thorp, master cf the Vernon, had an at
tack of delirium tremens while on top of
the pilot-house,
connected with
line, and was
Mr. Hall was formerly
the Northern Michigan
clerk of the propeller
Champiain until
a short time before she
burned, when he resigned to accept a posi
tion as book-keeper with Hanchett Broth
ers, No. 20 La Salle street. He also said
that it ought to have been well known to
the other officers of the line that
Captain Thorp was a hard drinker,and that
he had often left port while drunk. Mr.
Hall gave the mimeof a prominent whole
sale merchant who recently made a trip
on the Vernon, who had told him that
Captain Thorp was drunk during the en
tire time he remained on the boat.
The brother of Mrs. M. E. Van Amburgh
called at the Tribune office last night and
said that his sister arrived in Chi
cago on the Vernon September 3, ac
companied by Miss Addie Mickley, of
Waterloo, N. Y. The steamer was three
days-longer than usual in making the trip
from Cheboygan, and both ladies told him
that the Captain was drunk all the time.
Axel Stone, the only survivor of the
disaster, when asked if he ever saw Cap
tain Thorp drunk, replied: ''The Captain
was drunk most of the time, and he was
very drunk when we left Cheboygan last
week. While we were coming through
the straits the second mate said to him:
'Sober up, you drunken beast, and take
care of this boat and the people.' The
Captain told him to go to h 1. I was in
the cabin at the time and heard every
word that was said. Friday night, which
was the night that the steamer was
lost, the Captain was as drunk as
I ever saw him, and he kept
taking a drink every little while from a
bottle that he carried in his coat pocket.
I guess that is why the first mate staid on
deck all of the time. He knew that the
captain was so drunk that he did not
hardly know what he was about, and was
probably afraid the captain would do
something foolish. If the captain had
been sober I don't believe the vessel would
have been lost, for any sober man would
have turned back when he saw how badly
she acted in the big sea."
The ordinary second mate of a passen
ger steamer would hardly dare to use
such language as the master of the Stone
ascribes to Captain Higgins, but the latter
was not an ordinary second mate. A
short time ago he was in command of the
steamer Leland, and lost his position
when the steamer changed ownership. It
is difficult to obtain a command in the
middle of the season, and rather than re
main idle he accepted the first berth that
was offered him. In every sense he
was a careful and skillful navigator,
and if he had been in command of the
Vernon that fatal night she might now be
afloat. The same can be said of Captain
Sullivan, the first mate, who had for
many years commanded some of the finest
sailing vessels on the lakes. The last
time the Vernon was in Chicago, Captain
Sullivan, speaking of the seaworthiness
of the steamer, remarked that she was all
right if properly loaded, but added that
she was being loaded deeper than she
ought to be.
SERIOUS FIRE.
Destructive Conflagaration at ?fashvHlet
Tennessee A Number of Persons In
jured, Some Fatally, by railing Walls.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4. Weakley &
Warren's furniture building on College
street was discovered to be on fire early
tcis morning. The flames spread rapidly,
until the entire block from Bank alley
south to the Western Union building was
one sheet of flame. The fire was only
confined within this space by hard work
of the fire department.
The walls of a building adjoining Bank
alley fell during the progress of the fire,
and a number of people were injured,
some probably fatally. The following is
a list of the injured:
A fifteen-year-old son of J. B. Moore,
skull crushed; will die.
Wm. Steart, sign painter, left leg badly
shattered.
Bradford Nichol, arm injured.
A number of firemen and other people
were also more or less injured, and it is
believed that others are beneath the de
bris, which is now being removed by
workmen.
The following aro the losses: Weakley
& Warren, on stock, $"0,000;. building
owned bv Judge Lea, loss $26,000; Atwell
& Snead, furniture, loss, $17,000; Webb,
Stevenson & Co., hardware, loss $30,000;
building owned by E. W. Cole, $24,000;
building occupied by Atwell & Snead,
owned by B. F. Wilson, $15,000. Nearly
all the telegraph and telephone wires
were destroyed.
LEPERS AT LARGE.
Two Lepers Said to Have Been Smuggled
Into Philadelphia The Board of Health
Investigating:.
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. The attention
of the Board of Health at its meeting on
Tuesday last, was called to the fact that
two lepers had been smuggled into this
port and were now in the city. Dr. Ford
explained how contagious the disease was,
and made a request that the person who
bad them in chargo be hunted down, and
that tho lepers be quarantined. A request
was made and acquiesed in by tlie news
paper representatives present to suppress
the fact, until the lepers have been found.
Yesterday they were traced to the care of
Dr. Van Harlingen, No. 118 South Second
'street, a German physician. The health
board's official visited the physician, but
he refused to impart any information re
garding the lepers. He was told that im
mediate steps would be taken to compel
him to disclose their hiding place, but
threats were of no avail, he positively re
fused to answer any questions. On Tues
day next some action will be taken in the
matter bv the health board, and it is
probable that Dr. Van Harlingen will be
compiled to turn them over.
All "Went Down Together.
j Locisvili.e, Ky., Nov. 5. Hess.Mayer &
I Co., wholesale dealers injfurnishing goods,
tiled an assignment yesierumy. ounui
taneously Henlees Wolf, wholesale dealer
in hats, assigned. Both are prominent
firms. Hess, Mayer & Co. have liabilities
to the amount of $t-V),OO0, ami the debts of
Henlees AVolf wiil reach $100,f0. The
assets of either firm will not bo over
one-third of their liabilities. The mem
bers of these firms are related by mar
riiFTAtn members of t.l;e lirm of LaDt.
Goldsmith &: Co., whisky brokers, who
failed a few weeks ago for $100,000. The
firms that went under yesterday were
heavy inuorsers ror ins vi isisny uiea.
A leluilve Victory.
Ijmmv Nov. .". M. Rouvior's victory
in the French Chamber of Deputies on the
Rentes Funding bill 1 wholly a delusive
one iu spite of the apparent strength in
hislavor. A large number of deputies
voted with the government on tuis occa
sion who are. on ceueral principles, op
posed to the ministry, and who
all? that thev will reverse
their seeinii;-: approval of the
Cabinet at the nrst opriortunitv. Tht-v
were obliged, they say, to support con-
rete ttuauciai measures, but upon ab
stract questions will be found arrayed
against the policy f Cie government in
every c&s.
THE ANARCHISTS.
lint Little Hope for the Condemned Men
From Governor Oglesby The Only Pos
sible Exceptions Petitions for Clemency
Multiplying An Agitator Who Speeds
Suppressing.
LITTLE HOPE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
Chicago, Nov. 4. A dispatch from
Springfield, 111., says: The effect of the
decision of the United States Supreme
Court has been largely " discounted here
by the firm reliance which the State capi
tal feels in the judgment and discretion of
the Attorney-General. No one here be
lieves that Governor Oglesby will pardon
a siugr'e one of the condemned men. Attorney-General
Hunt knows that as well
as any of your correspondents, but it
would not be official decorum to say it.
The weakness of the Governor is in his
great heart and gushing humanity. He
loves to give pardons. Nothing would
please him more than to save a life by a
just interposition of his prerogative. Ko
confidence is violated by saying that ha
has no opinion that that prerogative per
tains to this case, and while he has not de
cided beforehand or closed the door to ap
plications, he has got to see some new
light in this case before he will even stay
the execution by a reprieve.
When Mr. Cullom was Governor he in
troduced, as a wise precaution, a rule that
he would not hear an application for par
don except upon publication for three
weeks in a local paper where the convic
tion had taken place. The Legislature
enacted a law to that effect. Three weeks
do not exist between the date of the de-.
nial of the writ by the United States Su
preme Court and the day of execution.
The Governor may say that in such an
emergency he will not adhere to the law.
It Is admitted that he may take this step.
as the power to pardon, being a constitu
tional one, it can not be limited or abro
gated by statute, or the Governor may re
prieve for a month so that a proper appli
cation under the statute may be made to
him. He has not yet decided that point,
however, and perhaps that point has not
been raised.but it is very likely that should
the question be pressed on him he would
grant the reprieve.
how they view the situation.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6. Mrs. Emiline
Wilson, who lives at Floydsburgh, a vil
lage near this city, is a sister of Governor
Oglesby of Illinois, and reached Louis
ville last night in company with Mrs. V.
P. Brandon, of Decatur, 111., a niece of
Governor Oglesby, on her way home from
a visit to her brother. Ihe United Press
learns from talks with these two ladies
thnt the family and relatives of Governor
Oglesby are much concerned about the re
sponsibility put upon the executive in the
present situation of the Anarchists cases,
and for that matter the Governor himself
is reported by them as being sore
ly worried by the number of let
ters which have flooded him pray
ing for executive clemency or threaten
ing him unless he grants pardons, as
well as the delegations that are to call up
on him to intercede in behalf of the con
demned. Mrs. Wilson is seventy years
old, and, though her brain is strong and
clear, she is feeble and unable to travel
alone. It is understood from her that
Governor Oglesby has fully resolved not
to interfere with the sentence of the
courts, and she made an ineffectual effort
to persuade her brother to come with her
to his old home in Kentucky, and stay
until after the execution of the Anarch
ists. This the Governor refused to do,
Saying that he would stick it out.
THE ONLY POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS.
Chicago, Nov. 4. The following dis
patch has been received from Springfield:
No petition in the due form of law has
yet been presented to the Governor in the
Anarchists' case, and it is not supposed
that any will be for a day or two. It is
probable that the petitions will be brought
here by Captain Black, and the case will
then be presented and very likely argued.
The Governor's mail is increasing rapidly,
that of to-day being fully fifty per cent.
larger than other days. The burden of
this increase is matters of advice pro and
con to his Excellency on this case. No
one here believes that any pardon will be
granted, and any commutations except
possibly in one or two instances. The
fact that the prosecuting attorney's office
at Chicago intimated some weeks ago
that that office would not resist a propsi-
tion to commute the sentence of Fielden
and Schwab gives the impression to some
that such may be the result.
petitions for clemency multiplying.
Chicago, Nov. 5. Petitions imploring
Governor Oglesby to exercise his high
prerogative in favor of the doomed
Anarchists are multiplying at a rapid
rate. Among others yesterday a petition
was drafted and put in circulation by
Rabbi E. G. Hirsch, the distinguished
Jewish divine, and received many signa
tures. The following well-known gentle
men have signed petitions asking for com
mutation of sentence: Ex-Senator Lyman
Trumbull, Judge Moran. Merwin Hughitt,
president of the Chicacro & Northwestern
railroad; Lyman J. Gage, president of
the First National Bank; J. K. Boysen,
Democratic candidate for State Attor
ney. The Amnesty Association has se
cured the permission of Mayor Roche to
place two tables at different points on the
streets in the center of the city for people
to sign the petitions, aid it is expected
several thousand signatures will be ob
tained in this way.
should be suppressed.
New York, Nov. 6. At a crowded
meeting of the Socialist Labor party in
Germania assembly rooms last night, S.
E. Shevitch, editor of the Leader, made a
speech in which ho said: "On Friday,
November 11, the greatest crime and most
atrocious murder ever perpetrated is fixed
to take place in Chicago. But I tell yon
if this crime of base murder is committed,
the end will soon follow. If these heroes
are hanged, the days of all those con
cerned in the outrage will be reckoned,
and the day will not be far off when they
will have to answer for the blood they
shed by every spark of life in their worth
less bodies. Loud cheers and cries "kill
them," "dynamite." But let them hang.
Seven men's lives will not harm us. Let
them kill seventy thousand, and out of
their graves seventy millions will arise.
I tell you if these men are hanged next
Friday something thousands of times
worse than our late civil war will follow.
We will not see it done without acting."
A Chicago Policeman Pound Dead.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Officer Keegan, of the
West Madison Street station, was found
dead this morning at seven o'clock on the
prairie between Congress and Van Baren
streets, near Albany avenue. The officer
lay upon his back with both hands upon
his breast. At his side lay a revolver.
There was a wound in the back of his
skull, which was at first thought to be the
cause of his death, but later it was found
that another bullet had entered the skull
between the eyes, and from the fact that
one chamber of the officer's revolver was
emptv it is thought that ho killed himself.
The body was cold when found. The
police are investigating the affair.
m m
Convicted of Murder.
Ottawa. IlL.Nov. 4. The trial of George
Boiler, a Streator bottle-blower, for the
murder of a comrade a few mouths ago,
was completed in the Circuit Court in Ot
tawa yesterday. After a short consulta
tion, th jury returned a verdict with
hanging. The crime was committed last
summer. Both Bolzer and his victim, Han,
were bottle-blowers. Bolzer bad been
making some violent and insulting re
marks to Han's wife, and upon h s return
home Ran was inf rnied of w ..a: bad
happened, aud called Bolder to am'imt,
In the altercation that followed Bulcr
hot Hau. Ttt evidence showed t!i it he
had on sevaral occasions threats;, i -; j.i
TALMAGE'S SERMON.
A Pointed Discourse in Defense o
Young Men,
The Value of a Good Home and the Bul
wark of l'ower Found in a Jfoble
JLtleal Keligions I"rinciple the
Test of Character.
Rv. T. DoWitt Talmage took for the
theme of a recent discourse at the Brook
lyn Tabernacle a "Defense of Young
Men," his text being
And the Lord opened the eyes of the young
man. II K ngs, vi., IT.
He said: One morning in Dothan a
young theological student was scared by
finding himself and Elisha, the prophet,
upon whom he waited, surrounded by a
whole army of enemies. But venerable
Elisha was not scared at all, because he
saw the mountains full of defense for him,
in chariots made out of fire, wheels of
fire, dashboard of fire, and cushion of fire,
drawn by horses with nostrils of fire, and
mane of fire, and haunches of fire, and
hoofs of fire a supernatural appearance
that could not be seen with the natural
eye. So the old minister prayed that the
young minister might see them also, and
the prayer was answered, and the Lord
opened the eyes of the young man, and he
also saw the fiery procession, looking
somewhat, I suppose, like the Adirondacks
or the Allegtianies in their autumnal re
splendence. Many young men, standing among the
most tremendous realities, have their
eyes half shut or entirely closed. May
God grant that my sermon may open wide
your eyes to your safety, your opportunity
and your destiny.
A mighty defense for a young man is a
good home. Some of my hearers look back
with tender satisfaction to their early
home. It may have been rude and rustic,
hidden among the hills, and architect or
upholsterer never planned or adorned it.
But all the fresco on princely walls never
looked so enticing to you as those rough
hewn rafters. You can think of no park
or arbor of trees planted on fashionable
country seat so attractive as the plain
brook that run in front of the old farm
house and sang under the weeping wil
lows. No barred gateway adorned with
statue of bronze, and swung open by ob
sequious porter in full dress, has half the
glory of the swing gate.
Many of you have a second dwelling
place, your adopted horiie, that also is sa
cred forever. There you built the first
f amity altar. There yur children were
born. All tho.-e trees you planted. That
room is solemn, because once in it, over
the hot pillow, flapped the wings of death.
Under that roof you expect when your
work is done to lie down and die. You
try with ninny words to tell tho excellency
of the place, but you fail. There is only
one word in the language that can de
scribe your meaning. It is home.
Now, I declare it, that young man is
comparatively safe who goes out into the
world with a charm like this upon him.
The memory of parental solicitude, plan
ning and praying, will be to him a shield
and a shelter. I never knew a man faith
ful both to his early and adopted home,
who at tho same time was given over to
any gross form of dissipation or wicked
ness. He who seeks his enjoyment chiefly
from outside association, rather than from
the more quiet and unpresuming
pleasures of which I have spoken,
may be suspected to be on
the broad road to ruin. Ab
solom despised his father's house, and
you know his history of sin and his death
of shame. If you soem unnecessarily iso
lated from your kindred and former asso
ciates, is there not some room that you can
call your own? Into it gather Ibooks, pa
pers, and pictures, and a harp. Have a
portrait over the mantel. Make ungodly
mirth stand back from the threshold.
Consecrate some spot with tho knee of
payer. By the memory of other days, a
father's counsel, and a mother's love, and
a sister's confidence, call it home.
Another defense for a young man is in
dustrious habit. Many young men, in
starting upon life in thi3 age, expect to
make their way through the world by the
use of their wits rather than the toil of
their hands. A child now goes to the city
anl fails twice before he is as old as his
father was when he first saw tbe spires of
the great town. Sitting iu some office,
rented at l.O'.'O a year, he i3 waiting for
the bank to declare its dividend,
or
ing
bv
Bit
goes into tue market expect
beforo night to be made rich
the rushing up of the stocks,
luck seemed so dull be resolved on
some other tack. Perhaps he borrowed
frem his employer's money-drawer and
forgets to put it back, or, for merely the
purpose of improving his penmanship
makes a copy-plate of a merchant's sig
nature. Never mind, all is right in trade.
In some 'dark niiiht there may come in his
dreams a vision of Blackwell's Island, or
of S:n Sing, but it soon vanishes. In a
short time he will bo ready to retire from
the busy world, and with his flocks and
herds cultivate the domestic virtues.
Then those young men who once were his
schoolmates and know no better than to
engago in honest work, will come with
their ox teams to draw him logs, and with
their hard bands help heave up his castle.
This is no fancy picture. It is every
day life. I should not wonder if there
were some rotten banis in that beautiful
palace. 1 should not wonder if dire sick
ness should smite through the young man,
or if God should pour into his cup of life
a draught that would thrill him
with unbearable agony. I should
liot wonder if his children should become
to him a living curse, making his home a
pest and a disgrace. I should not wonder
if he goes to a inisiwable grave, and be
yond it into the gnashing of teeth. The
wav of the ungodly shall perish.
My young friends, there is no way to
genuine success except thro ugh toil, either
of the had or hand. At the battle of
Crecy, in 1 :!)!, the Prince of Wales, find
ing himself heavily pressed by the enemy,
sent, word to his father for help. The
father, watching tho battle frorn a wind
mill, and, seeing that his son was not
wouud'-d and could gain tha day if ho
would, sent word: "No, I will not come.
I jet the boy win his spurs, for, if God wiil,
I desire that the day be his, with all its
honors." Young man, fight your own
1-flt.tle all through, and you shall have the
Victory. Oh, it is a battle worth fighting!
Two monarchs of old fought a- duel,
iiarles V. and Francis, and the stakes
were kingd ens, Milan and Burgundy.
You fight v:tu sin, and the stake is
H-aven or hell.
Do not get the fatal idea that you are a
genius, and that therefor there is no
need of !o- application. It is here
wber-' in ;:; t -ifl -s fail. The great curse of
this ;ig" is t):e ge;"i is-s, men with enorm-
ous se! f -e-iiK".
else. I had
eagie: plniu
rather t ban ii
it are
rat h
11 ad
gh II-
l ego' ism, and nothing
r b an ox than an
pi'.d ling and useful,
,11 g and good for noth
ing but. to pick out tiu eyes of carcasses.
Extraordinary ra a'-itv without use is ex
traordinary failure. 'I'lj- ri3 i- no hope for
that person who bc-cius hf-' resolved to
live by hi . wit -, for the probability ) he
h-is not auv. It was not mfe for Adam,
even :n li-i unfaiieti state, to have noth
ing tod j, aud t!o 1 efore God coiuruauded
him to be a farmer ;t ;d horticulturist. He
w-i lodri'ii tb gHid-n and keep it, and
bad h uirl h. w :f ! '. ! divine in
junction and 1--11 nl work, they
n::M not have Iwi - a'liiter 1 iig under
the ti e--s and bum- ring alter that fru't
which destroy fed u-id Uie.r oterity ;
pj- .( po-l'ive f a - to come thai,
tl.w-c ho d ii '' i.tl'-ti 1 tije;i- Lusiliesf
axe k:e to t into uiischmf. 1 do not
know that the prodigal in ;the Scripture
would ever have been reclaimed had he
not given up his Idle habits and gone to
feeding swine for a living:
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her
ways and be wise, which having no overseer or
guide provideth her food in the summer and
gathereth her meat In the harvest.
The devil does not so often attack the
man who is busy with the pen, and the
book, and the trowel, and the saw and the
hammer. He is afraid of those weapons.
But woe to that man whom this roaring
lion meets with his hands in his pockets.
Do not demand that your toil always be
elegant, and cleanly and refined. There
i a certain amount of drudgery through
which we must pass, whatever bo our oc
cupation. You know how men are sen
tenced, a certain number of years to
prison, and after they have suffered and
worked out the time, then they are al
lowed to go free. And so it is with all of
us I God passed on us the sentence:
By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat bread.
We must endure our time of drudgery,
and then, after awhile, we will be allowed
to go into comparative liberty. We must
be willing to endure the sentence. We
all know what drudgory is connected
with the beginning of any trade or pro
fession, but this does not continue all our
lives, if it be the student's, or the mer
chant's, or the mechanic's life.
"I know you have at the beginning'many
a hard time, but after awhile these things
will become easy. You will have your
own master. God's sentence will be sat
isfied. You will be discharged from
prison. Bless God that you have a brain
to think and hands to work and feet to
walk with, for tin your constant activity,
O young man, is one of your strongest de
fenses. Put your trust in God and do
your level best.
Again, profound respect for the Sab
bath will be to the young man a power
ful preservative against evil. God has
thrust into the toil and fatigue of life a
recreative day, when the soul is especially
to be fed. It is no new-fangled notion
of a wild-brained reformer, but
an institution established at the
beginning. God has made natural and
moral laws so harmonious that the body
as well as the soul demands this institu
tion. Our bodies are seven-day clocks,
that must be wound up as often as that,
or they will run down. Failure must come
sooner or later to the man who breaks the
Sabbath. Inspiration has called it the
Lord's Day, and he who devotes it to the
world Is guilty of robbery. God will not
let the sin go unpunished either in this
world or the world to come.
This is the statement of a man who had
broken this divine enactment: . "I was en
gaged in mannfacturing on the Lehigh
river. On the Sabbath I used to rest, but
never regarded God in it. One beautiful
Sabbath, when the noise was all hushed,
and the day was all that loveli
ness could make it, I sat down on my
piazza, and went to work inventing a
new shuttle. I neither stopped to eat
nor drink till tho sun went down. By that
time I had the invention completed. The
next morning I exhibited it, boasted of
my day's work, and was applauded. The
shuttle was tried and worked well, but
that Sabbath day's work cost me thirty
thousand dollars. We branched out and
enlarged, and the curse of Heaven was
upon me from that day onward."
While the divine frown must rest upon
him who tramples upon this statu te, God's
special favor will be upon that young man
who scrupulously observes it. This day,
properly observed, will throw a hallowed
influence over all the week. Tha song,
and sermon, and sanctuary will hold back
from presumptuous scenes. That young
man who begins the duties of life
with either secret or open disrespect
of the holy day, I venture to prophesy,
will meet with no prominent suc
cesses. God's curse will fall upon his
ship, his store, his office, his studio, his
body and his soul. The way of the wicked
he turneth upside down. In one of the
old fables it was said that a wonderful
child was born iu Bagdad, and a magician
could hear his footsteps six thousand
miles away. But I can hear in the foot
step of that young man on his way to the
house of worship this morning, step not
only of a lifetime of usefulness, but the
coming step of eternal joys of heavens
yet millions of miles away.
Again, a noble .ideal, and confident ex
pectation of approximating to it, will in
fallibly advance. The artist completes in
his mind the great thought that he wishes
to transfer to the canvas or the marble
before he takes up the crayon or the
chisel. The architect plans out the
entire structure before he or
ders the workmen to begin, and, though
there may for a long while seem to be
nothing but blundering and rudeness, he
has in his mind every Corinthian wreath
and Gothic arch and Byzantine capital.
The poet arranges the entire plot before he
begins to chime the first canto of tingling
rythms. And yet, stranger to us, there
are men who attempt to build their char
acter without knowing in tho end whether
it shall be a rude traitor's den or a St.
Mark's of Venice; men who begin to
write the intricate poem of their lives
without knowing whether it shall be a
Homer's "Odyssey" or a rhymster's botch.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine men out
of a thousand are living without any
great life-plot. Hooted and spurred, and
plumed, and urging their swift courser in
the hottest haste. I come out and ask:
"Halloo, man, whither away?" His re
sponse is; "Nowhere."
Rush into tho busy shop or store of
many a one, and taking the plane out of
the man's hand and laying down the
yard-stick say: "What, man, is all this
about, so much stir and sweat?" There
ply will stumble and break down between
teeth and lips.
Every day's duty ought only to be the
following up of the main plan of exist
ence. Let men be consistent. If they prefer
misdeeds to correct courses of action, then
let them draw out th? design of knavery,
and cruelty, and plunder. Let every day's
falsehood and wrong-doing be added as
coloYing to the picture. Iet bloody deeds
red stripe the canvas, and the clouds of a
wrathful God hang down heavily over the
canvas, ready to break out in clamorous
tempest. Let the waters be chafed, a
froth-tangle, and green with immeasura
ble depths. Then take a tore!; of burning
pitch and scorch into tho frame of the
picture the right name for if; nnrnely, the
soul's suicide.
If one entering uf.oti sinful directions
would only, in his mind or on paper, draw
out in in awful reality this dreadful fu
ture, he would recoil from it, arid nay:
"Am I a Dant that by my own life I
should write another Inferno?" But if
you are res olved to live a life such as God
and good men will approve, do not let it
be a vague dream, an indefinite deter
mination, but in your mind cr upon paper
sketch it in all its niinuti-. You can not
know the changes to which yon maybe
subjected, but you may know what al
ways will be right and always will be
wrong. Let gentleness, and charity, and
veracity, and faith stand in the heart of
the sketch. On Home fttill brook'n bank
make a lamb and a lion lie down together.
Draw two or thre of the tre-s of '(, not
frost-stricken, nor i-g!u.ed, not wind
stripped, but with thick verdure
waving like the palion of
Ileaven. On the -tarkeitt cloud
place the rainbow, that billow of the dy
ing storm. You need ut t burn the ti'.le
on tha frame. The du lent will catch t?Ve
design at a glance, and My : "That in th
road to Heaven.". Ah, m'. On this sea of
life what innumerable h:'ps, heavily ladm
and well rigfed, yet koine tund for
another port. ;-t pt every whither of
wind and wave, they g, 1 ui by the mount
aiiiH, they go d v. H lv tho billow s.and are
at their wit' end. 'lby sad by io chart.
they watch no star, they long for no har
bor. I beg every young man to-day to
draw out a sketch of what, by the grace of
God, ho means to be, though in excellence
so high that you can not reach it. Ho who
starts out in life with a high idoal of
character, and faith in its attainment, will
find himself incased from a thousand
temptations.
There are magnificent possibilities be
fore each of you young men of the stout
heart and the buoyant step and the
bounding spirit. I would marshal you
for grand achievement. God now pro
vides for you the fleet and the armor and
the fortifications; who is on the Lord's
side?
The captain of the zouaves In ancient
times, to encourage them against tho im
mense odds on the side of their enemies,
said: ''Come, my men, look these fellows
in the face. They are six thou
sand; you are three hundred.
Surely the match is even." That f-peech
gave them the victory. Be not, my hearer,
dismayed at any time by what seems an
immense odds against you. Is
fortune, is want of education, are
men, are devils against you? Though
the multitudes of earth and hell confront
you, stand up to the charge. With a
million against you, the match is just
even. Nay, you have a decided advan
tage. If God be for us, who can be
against us? Thus protected, you need not
spend much time in answering your as
sailants. Many years ago word came to me that
two impostors, as temoeranco lecturers,
had been speaking in Ohio in various
places, and giving their experiences; and
they told their audience that they had
long been intimate with mo, and bad be
come drunkards by dining at my table,
where I always had liquors of all sorts.
Indignant to the last degree, I went down
to Patrick Campbell, chief of Brooklyn
police, saying I was goiug to start that
night for Ohio to have these villains ar
rested, and I wanted him to tell me how
to make an arrest. He smiled ami said :
"Do not waste your timo by chasing these
men. Go home and do your work and
they can do you no harm." I took his
counsel, and all was well. Long ago I
made up my mind that if one will put his
trust in God, and bo faithful to duty, he
need net fear any evil. Have God on
your side, young man, and all tho com
bined forces on earth and hell can do you
no damage.
Anil this leads mo to say that the
mightiest of all defense for a young man
is the possession of thorough religious
principle. Nothing can take the place of
it. He may have manners that would put
to shame the gracefulness and courtesy
of a Lord Chesterfield. Foreign language
may drop from his tongue. He may be
able to discuss literature, and laws, and
foreign customs. Ho may wield a pen of
unequaled polish and power. His quick
ness and tact may qualify him for the
highest salary of tho countin g-liouso. He
may be as sharp as Herod and as strong as
Samson, with as fine locks as thoso which
hung Absalom, still ho is not safe from
contaminations. The more elegant his
manner, and the moro fascinating his
dress, the more peril. Satan does not care
much for the allegianco of a coward and
an illiterate being. He can bring b im into
efficient service. But he loves to storm
that castle of character which has in It
the most spoils and treasures. It was not
some crazy craft creeping along the coast
with a valueless cargo that the pirate at
tacked, but tho ship, full-winged and
flagged, plying between great ports, car
ryinj Its million of specie.
The more your natural and acquired ac
complishments tho more need of the re
ligion of Jesus. That dons not cut iu up
on or hack up any smoothness of disposi
tion or behavior. It gives symmetry. It
arrests that in tho soul which ought to be
arrested, and propels that which ought to
be propeled. It fills up the gulleys. It
elevates and transforms. To beauty it
gives more beauty, to tact more tact, to
enthusiasm of nature moro ent husiaum.
When the Holy Spirit impresses the image
of God on the heart He does not spoil the
canvas. If In all the multitudes
of young men upon whom religion
has a.",fad you could find one na
ture that had been tho least dam
aged I would yield this proposition. You
may now have enough strength of charac
ter to repel the various temptations to
gross wickedness which assail you, but I
do not know in what, strait you may b
thrust at some future time. Nothing
short of the grace of the cross may then b
able to deliver you from the lions. You
are not meeker than Mosnw, nor holier
than David, nor moro patient than Job,
and you oupht not to consider yourself In
valuable. You may have some weak point
of character that you have not dihoovered,
and in some hour when you are assaulted
the Philistine will be upon thee, Harrison.
Trust not in your good habits, or yonr
earl yj train ing, or your pridoof character;
nothing short of tho arm of the Almighty
God will be sufficient to ujdiold you. You
look forward to the world sometimes with
a chilling dospondency. Cheer up! I
will tell you how you may make a fortune:
Seek first the k1ni?lom of Clod arxl His right
eousness, and all other things will bo added
unto you.
I know you do not want to bo mean in
this matter. Give God the frcshnesn ol
your life. You will not have tho hihart
to drink down the brimming cup of
life and then pour out the dregs on God's
altar. To a Saviour so infinitely gen
erous you have not the heart to act lik
that. That is not brave, that Ik riot hon
orable, that Is not manly. Your greatest
want in all the world is a nnw heart. In
God's name I tell you that. And the
Blessed Spirit presses through the solem
nities and privileges of this holy hour.
Put the cup of life eternal to your thirsty
lips. Thrust it riot back. Mercy offers it,
bleeding mercy, long-sufforing mercy.
Reject all other friendships, be ungrateful
for all other kindness, prove recreant to
all other bargains, but despise God's love
for your immortal soul don't you do that.
I would like to nee si, me of you this
hour press out of tho ranks of tho world
anil lay your conquered spirit at the feet
of Jesus. This hour is 110 wandering
vagabond staggering over the earth, it is
a winged messenger of tho skies whihpur
ing mercy to thy soul. Life is smooth
now, but after awhile it may bo rough,
wild and precipitous. Tlore cornes a
crisis in the, history of every man. We
seldom understand that turning point
unitl it is far paHt.
Tbe road of life Is forked, and I read on
two sign-boards: "This Is the way to liap-pine-ii,"
"This is tho way to ruin." How
are we to paijs the forks of the road with
out thinking whether it cornes out at the
doorof bliss or the gate of durknoxi.
Many years ago I stood on the anniver
sary platform with a minister of ChriMt,
who made this remarkable atatment:
"Thirty years ago two young muni
startol out in the evening to atteni Park
Tleater, New York, w here a p'ly was to
be acted in which tne cause of religion
was to te placed in a riduculou and
hypocritical light. They cmno to tbn
tp. Tho consciences of lith smot
them. On Malted to go home, but re
turned again to th door and yet had not
courage to cuter, niid finally departed.
But the othf-r young man entered
tha pit of th theater. It wai
tbe turning point in the hi
tory of thote two young men. The man
who entered was caught in fh whirl of
temptation. H kank deeper snd deeper
lu infamy. H wa-i lost. "Itie other
young man wns aved.mid lie now stand
before you to blss fiod that f..r twenty
years h has been permitted to preach the
gospel."
Rejoice, O, youiitf imiu, lu thy yoiiUi, and li t
ft. f liiiirt diet r thee In the du! .f thy Youth;
buV kie.w thou that f..r nil Uicm Uuiu'vUuU wU

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