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•j J. H. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor. f
Eivo Millions Acres Included in the
Tract of Ono Company Some of the
Finest Cotton and Grazing Lands in
the Country in the Acquisitions—The
Second Term Presidential Succession
Proposition Apt to Pass Congress.
St. Louis, April 17.—Advices from
Mexico state that the following American
Investments in Mexican real estate have
been closed recently:
A syndicate composed of Chicago capi
talists and United States army officers had
purchased a tract of 5,000,000 acres lying in
the States of Coahulla, Durango and Chi
huahua, in Northern Mexico. The tract is
traversed by the Mexican Central and also
bv the International railroad, which Mr.
Huntington is building from Eagle Pass to
Laredo. Of this tract 1,000,000 acres is the
finest cotton laud in the country. It is the
famous Lagriua district.
A companv composed chiefly of Hartford
'Conn.) capitalists has bought 500,000 acres
Iving in Sonoitf and Chihuahua, all grazing
and agricultural lands.
A purchase of 235,000 acres lias been made
in the western part of Chihuahua by Utah
men. As this tract is adjoining the Mormon
colony the purpose of tho purchase can be
readily guessed.
A telegram from the City of Mexico,
dated yesterday, says: “Candidates for the
presidency are in the city awaiting the
action of Congress. Nothing can be done
until it is known whether President Diaz is
to be his own successor. Congress is not
making any haste about it. There was not
the slightest reference to the subject in
either the Senate chamber or the House of
Deputies last evening. The sentiment in
favor of President Diaz continuing in office
is undoubtedly growing. Whether the con
stitution shall be changed so as to allow him
to remain in office two years longer, so as to
re-elect for another term of four years, has
tieen a question. A committee has reported
in favor of an amendment allowing re
election. This committee says that in tho
opinion of its members two successive terms
of the presidency will not endanger tho re
public by making it. possible for a President
to perpetuate his power. As the members of
the committee are all prominent Liberals
their recommendation will have consider
able weight.
List of the Southern Companies En
tered for the Event.
Washington, • April 17. —Following is a
list of the Southern military organizations
entered and acted upon by the National
Drill Committee at the close of the entries:
Alabama—Lomax Rifles, Company “B”
First regiment, (competing).
Arkansas—Eureka Springs guard.
Kentucky—First- regiment Kentucky State
Guards i competing); Battalion Louisville
legion (competing).
Louisiana—Battery A, First regiment
(compel mg); Battery B, Louisiana Field
Artillery (competing); Louisiana Rifles
Maryland—State Corps of Cadets (com
Mississippi—Vicksburg Southrons (com
peting): Capital Light Guard (competing);
n inor.a Rifles.
Missouri—Company D, Second regiment
(competing); Company B, Thud regiment
(competing!. Company C, Third regiment
£?mpeting,; Company A, Fifth regiment;
. M. A. Cadet Company (competing).
North Carolina —Governor'* Guards (com
peting ; Goldsboro RiflesJ(eompeting); Fay
etteville Light Infantry (competing); Max
ton Rifles (competing); Forsyth Rifles (com
peting: UighiKiint Guards (competing):
Granville Guards (competing): Monroe Light
Infantry (competing); Hornets’ Nost Rifles
South Carolina—Lee Light Guard,
joxas—San Antonio Rifles (eom)xting);
Belknap Rifles (conns-ting); Miller Ride-.,
! '■nni'ss.'e—Memphis Merc hunts’ Zouaves
\ itginia—Wost Brigade of Virginia Vol
unteers. twenty-nine companies of infantry,
nve batteries of artillery and two cavalry
companies; First regiment of Virginia Vol
unteers (competing); Richmond (trays loom -
Peting); AV alker Light Guards, Winchester
j.pht infantiy (competing); Alexandria
uigni Infantry (competing); Attacks Guard
' Guard (competing);
,v , , Cadet Corps (competing); St. John's
vaaetjCorps (competing).
One of the Army Calls on Dr. Haw
tnorne to Capture the Fugitive Real
Estate Man.
Atlanta, Ga., April XV.—While Dr.
vwthorne was asking for subscriptions td
* * baptist Rome Mfusion at the First Bap
tist church to-night in the presence of a
f!kt mn regation, Walter S Withers
mil' tt member of the Salvation Army,
K, o s< ‘ ns ® t,on '>y calling out: “Dr.
vthornc, 1 wiU give Vi) if you
s**eh R. 11. Knapp, ‘the
nruß • lliall who an RWAV,
. glve u ' y<i don't catch him.” This
.•u raised Hawthorne and cuused a
n jn the congregation, some
ail< som *‘ frowning on Ih<* speaker.
Ivlti ] ls , n memher of the Arm of
i‘ r,k •"'■land, which failed lu re some
t." ,lg "’ :Ul| l the court appointed R. TT.
‘" 1 ’ j l "yeiver in thcca.sc. To-night during
i ,' ii ' l'*' Salvation Army some
i. i . ’uaii-ilog T'Xir* crowd ruslusl
p, i'i' rm '! al 1 ,s - A lady nanusl Clementina
W °vn f< * ! n,ul broke her leg Is-low the
pj,. ‘ VVttM taken to her home on Green
avenue j„ a j mo if The lmnic was
Piiiink i • V " nii,| l harmless dog, which
tuv, ' threw from a window to the
rniissl'v't ,u “*> The trouble wa.<
i mischievous IsivN in the audience,
wr n " " m " "allied J.'T. Rurke, in step
iy-.| '"'"i a passenger train on the Georgia
*i,, ’ ni °i' Point today, fell under the
r ‘ Ms and was killed.
A Big Blaze at Wheaton.
fr 1 ~A • April 17. Fire broke out
V|„ . ” l °’ lt Pi o'clock at Hawkins' mills at
Iti'iL , "1, ' l "'troving !■ | m >ur .VIO.OOO feet of
d< ~ Ihe pl'ining mliJ mul ulsmt lmlf u
"'vli l KI , , ' u '’’filings. The railroad truck
V"t i’ -1 , tf, r l ’Ut 1(SI fort. Tlie track
. ! " n'iv Is'in condition for trains to
His ”''i"' kto mm row morning. Mr.
Ik | * will prolmlily rauch *IO,OOO.
* 1 1" i insurance.
. Knapp'u Flight.
April 17.- It. 11. Knapp, the
hi 1 " iejd ratafe broker and imlitieiau.
fi "' ll **stubli!ln*rl t Jias flikl tihw ifinp.
di ' '"K vu tunl/isl a large ntimler of
to | 'amn here from I'ansdii ill
t 1 ! lih • 1 ** N 'l|>|"W'd that he has let ill lied
““ 1 mintry.
f' r ' 0| lttoal Confederation
"iifot * kl 'ljwi. April I, t political
"*h'.ai/l !" n J** fc *'*‘‘* n laGrtnJ I—tween (lie
* u mm4 and the Bundwicb IsiamU.
An Irish Magistrate Has a Narrow
Escape from Death.
Cork, April 17. —Magistrate Heggarty,
while returning from a meeting of the De
fense Union to-day, was fired at from be
hind a hedge and wounded in the head and
shoulders with buckshot. Heggarty is un
popular and has been vigorously boycotted.
No arrests have tieen made.
Collisions took place to-day between sol
diers and civilians at Youghal and Cork
Hill. Several persons were hurt
At Limerick to-day thousand;- of persons
joined in a demonstration against the coer
cion bill. The Mayor presided.
London, April 17.—The Times , as proof
of its assertion at the conclusion of its
articles on I onellism and crime, says that
it has further documentary evidence, and
prints a far simile of a letter signed by
Mr. Parnell ;uid supposed to have been
addressed to Mr. Egan to pacific his subor
dinates when Mr. Parnell publicly denounced
the Phoenix Park murderers. The letter
fills one side of an ordinary sheet of note
paper and is in a strange handwriting.
"Yours very truly, Charles S. Parnell,”
in AH. Parnell's writing, is at the top of the
other leaf.
The Times suggests that the signature
was thus written so that it could be torn off
if necessary.
The letter, which is dated simply “15—
5—82,” without an address, is as follows:
Dear Sir—l am not surprised at your friend’s
anger, but be and you should know' that to de
nounce murderers was the only course open to
us. To do that promptly was plainly our best
policy, but you car. tel! him and all others con
eerned that though I regret the accident of Lord
Cavendish’s death I cannot refuse to admit that
Burke got no more than his deserts. You are at
liberty to show him this and others whom you
can trust also, hut let not my address be known.
He can write to the House of Commons.
The Times says: “Mr. Parnell cannot ex
pect that a simple repudiation of the letter
will have any weight with public opinion.
He must bring more solid proofs to annul
the effect of tho disclosures."
Disaster Follows Upon Disaster Near
Palatine, 111., April 17.—While view
ing the wreck of freight trains on the Chi
cago and Northwestern railroad near this
city to-<lay six persons were killed, two
fatally and a number seriously injured, by
the bursting of a large water tank. It is
supposed that the collision of the freight
trains in the immediate vicinity in the morn
ing had jarred the .immense tank, contain
ing 100,Of) gallons of water, and loosened or
cracked the hoops, which gave way while a
large crowd of country people was standing
immediately under the structure, when it
collapsed and fell, burying thejpeople under
the wreckage and water.
Rochefort Assails the Pope.
Paris. April 17.—M. Rochefort has a vio
lent article in L'lntransigeant directed
against the Pope, who, he says, sac
rificed France to Germany in the Chinese
Missions question, and is now aiding in the
work of Germanizing Alsace and Lorraine.
The article concludes: “If most of our Min
isters were not known to fast on Fri
days the government would answer these in
sults by recalling the French Ambassador to
the Vatican ana the religious
California and the Hauls.
Los Angeles, Cal. .April 17.— TheJBoard
of Trade of this city has adopted a resolu
tion asking the Intel-state Commerce Com
missioners to temporarily suspend section
four of the interstate commerce law, as the
fruit and wine crops in California will soon
mature, and manufacturers, packers and
shippers fear to make contracts for raw
products, owing to the heavy increase in
freights under the interstate law.
Pope Leo Enjolna the Centreists.
London, April 17. — A letter from the
Pope to the Archbishop of Cologne, enjoin
ing the Ceutreists to vote for the Prussian
ecclesiastical bill a-s passed by the Oberhaus,
will l>e published presently. Prince Fred
prick Charles of Prussia, at the desire of
Emperor William, is aliout to visit the Pope
to thank him for sending Cardinal Gal em
berti to Berlin on the occasion of the Em
peror’s birthday anniversary.
A Jury Disagrees.
Sioux CtTV, la., April 17.—The jury in
the case of John Aronsdorf, charged with
the murder of Rev. George C. Haddock, dis
agreed and were discharged. The jury stood
eleven for acquittal and one for conviction.
The juror who voted persistently for con
viction stated to a reporter that lie had
been offered a bribe by the defense, but de
clined to say who made the offer.
Sprinters Show Tholr Speed.
Milwaukee, Wib., April 17.—At Western
Union junction to-day. H. I'd. Johnson, the
champion sprinter of America, was defeated
in a iOO yard dash by James Collins, of
Edgertoii, H’is, Two heats were run in the
remarkably short time of ten seconds each,
Collins being given one yard start. Ho won
the first heat by one and a half and the
second by two feet,
Imprisoned by Fire.
Connt'.llsvu.i.k, Pa., April 17.—The
upper )>art of the Davidson coal works at this
place caught fire yesterday afternoon and
imprisoned throe miners, all of whom are
now believed to lie deoil. Their names arc
Paul Nagle, William Koder and Shanman.
Washington’s Sunday Law.
Washington. April 17. — The Sunday law
was rigidly cnforcol to-day, and the result
was one of the quietest. Sabbaths in the his
tory of the city. In a few instances the law
was openly violated for the purjiose of inak
ing a tost case.
Wintry in Franco.
Pakis, April IT. —Heavy snow storms and
bitterly cold weather are prevailing in the
Northern mid Eastern portion# of Kronen.
Farmers are despairing on account of the
unprecedented severity of the weather.
A Tobacconist Assigns.
Baltimore. Md.. A)>ril Id. William F.
Coclircn, a wholesale toliucco ilcalmt niailc
an assignment to day to William 11. ohryock
for the Ix-netlt of his creditors. The bond of
the IniltW i’ vAI.OOO.
Marino News.
London, April li. Arrived bark Cohn
helin from Savannah, short of provisions.
A |ortlon of her cargo was jcttisonwl and
her stanchions and bulwarks were damage[>
on the voyage.
Qhilzaie's Rebela.
Bombay, April 17,- The Catnlahar tioo|w
sent to stititM'i’Hs the Glnlxiils rising have
(ouiul the ii ls'Kso numorons that they were
i oi!t|iel!isl to Intrench.
Ruroorn of h Terrible Diaaeter.
IxiNimiv, April 17. It is nfurtnl tliat an
Engllsli steamer ruts foundered off I tom
fuefo, C.'rsi a, and Unit IM lives iusve tieeu
Old Politicians of the Belief That a
Dark Horse Will Win.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 17.—A1l is
quiet here to-night. There is no excitement
whatever over the Senatorial canvass. Gov.
Bloxham’s friends hope to nominate him to
morrow night, while Gov. Perry's supporters
are confident and expect at least to prevent
Gov. Bloxham’s nomination. Experienced
politicians say it is now impossible to nomi
nate either Gov. Perry or Gov. Bloxhant,
and that a third man, probably Air. Pasco,
Vi 11 be chosen.
The committee appointed to examine into
the conveyances ot lands by the State to
railroad companies, and inquire whether
those companies have complied with the
terms on which conveyances were made,
and to make other inquiries into the rela
tions of the various railroads with the State,
and ascertain if the object for which they
were incorporated have bceu observed will
begin its investigations in a few days.
There have been bills introduced in the
two houses of the Legislature to create two
new counties, namely, one to be called Lee,
made from a portion of Alonroe county, and
one to be called Osceola, made from several
of the middle iieniusular counties.
The House bill making the State pay fees
in criminal cases before Justices’ courts is
now on its third reading, but the way
thereby opened for reckless expenses will, ft
is to be hoped, yet defeat the bill.
The hill prohibiting the granting of free
passes to members of the Legislature and
tftate officers was given another set-back
Saturday so as to be again amended on the
second reading. This measure is bitterly
opposed anil every step through which it
t nesses hotly contested, but it will neverthe
less pass in the course of time and will bo
approve! by tbe Governor.
The Florida Southern’s Proposition to
Build from Leesburg to Bartow.
Fort Aleade, Fla., April 18. —It is
rumored here that the Florida Southern
Railway Company, failing to make any deal
with the Plant system whereby they could
secure the Pemberton ferry branch, intend
building at once from Leesburg to Bartow,
thus securing a through run from Palatkato
Punta Goivlu, and that the Plant system,
not to be outdone, will build from Pember
ton’s ferry northward to some point, where
they will tap the Savannah, Florida and
Western, and southward through Fort
Aleade and Grove City to Boeca Grande,
where they will have a lietter terminus,
deeper water and be much nearer Cuba
than any other line. Parties who claim to
be on the “inside” are quietly buying up
lands in Bartow, Fort Meade and Grove
City. With this direct line of the Plant
system coming into Fort Aleade aud a con
nection with the Florida Railway and Navi
gation system, which is to be made bv the
Plant City, Fort Meade and Lake iVorth
railroad, and when this is done, with the
Florida Southern working to hold a share of
Fort Meade's patronage, it wjjj. make lively
times here and build up fnntVa etty second
to none in South Florida.
Airs. G. IV. Black will present “Cantata
of the Flower Queen” on next Wednesday
evening at the Fort Meade Opera House.
All of her entertainments are first-class, and
on this occasion she will have a full house.
The grand tournament will be held here
on May 4. Knights from Hillsborough.
Manatee, Orange and Hernando counties
have already entered, and it is expected that
the list will pin up to fully 100. The tour
nament ball will be gotten up on a grander
style than anything of the kind ever at
tempted here before.
A Horrible Accident on the Railroad
Near Barnett.
Barnett, Ga., April 17.—Last, night as
the Washington train was approaching Hill
man station on its return trip, an object
was discovered by the engineer about 30 feet
iu front of his engine on the track, hut he
was too near it to stop, and the entire train
passed over it, which jarred the train so
much that it was soon stopped, and upon
examination the object proved to be the
body of John M. Burke, who was a farmer
and"resided in the neighborhood. The hixly
was hardly recognizable. The scattered
parts were collected together and placed iu
a sheet and carried to Sharon, where the re
mains were interred in the Catholic ceme
tery this evening in the presence of a large
number of relatives and friends. Mr. Burke
was reared near the spot where he was killed,
and leaves a wife and two children, one of
whom is only a few days old. XVXiile the
accident was very sail, no one attaches any
blame to the trainmen, as it was entirely
Death From Typhoid Pneumonia—Rain
Much Needed.
Alapaha, Ga., 'April 17.—Miss Alice
Gaskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Gaskins of this place, died at 1 o'clock this
morning after an illness of ten days of
typhoid pneumonia. Dr. R. T. Kendrick is
dangerously ill of the same disease.
The farmers report rain much needed, hut
the outlook is generally encouraging. No
melon or truck crops are planted for shi)>-
inent nt this place. A venture in this direc
tion two years since failed to )iy expenses;
hence no more at present,
Alapnha ships about 1,500 bales qf cot
ton, 40,000 pounds of wool and 100.000
pounds of rice annually, and will average
150 Iwrrels spirits of turpentine and 400
barrels rosin per month during the shipping
The Wounded Man Still Alive but No
Arrests Made.
Newnansvillk, Fiat., April 17.—The
shooting affray that occurred hero Friday
night was the general topic of the day. R j s
still, however, unknown who did the shoot
ing. The woiihded man was interviewed by
several people, but he is either ignorant as
to who shot him or desire* to keep his
counsel. One lta.llpassed through his thigh,
one through ids Hlsiomcn and lodge ! there,
and one through his breast, making an up
ward cun \ flic door where he was stand
ing when shot is covered with bullets. No
urrcM-s liavc Usui made, nor has anyone
tried to make an arrest even on suspicion.
He is still in a precarious condition.
Anarchist Revenge.
New York, April 17 Three tires Itsvd
luxii started in and aUiut the building of the
.Vw Yorker A ihunj, the lost tasing pl.’u e
early this moml/lg and dun tag mg the littiid
ing and its •saituuta ald.lrio, Tlirte i a sus
picion that the liri's are tie result of utuirch
nut!, enmity, developed through iiM'cndla
"linglWi )>ink,” lstt<*r known a* scarlet,
mie li ux*i im Ills- cashmere and ullihliimm
i di'sawa fix' pitisaw Irtjut twelve to eiiuaai
' yaara wf aga.
A Tendency to "Blab” Declared a Char
acteristic of Solomon’s Time The
Great Preacher ’Acknowledges the
Great Good Accomi|lishedbyMany of
the Institutions—Home Life Should
Not be Neglected, However, for tho
Lodge Room.
Brooklyn, April 17. —The Rev. T. De-
Witt Talmage, D. D., announced to his con
gregation to-day that as the Brooklyn
Tabernacle has tieen uncomfortably crowded
for many years the trustees have purchased
tho adjoining ground, on which a great
chuivh, prayer and Sunday school room will
be built, which on Sabbaths can be opened
into the main auditorium. thus giving room
for at least a thousand more hearers at
services. Six thousand people are crowded
into the present building; 4,050 of these in
pews, and about 1,500 seated in aisles aud
standing. The improvement will add great
ly to this capacity.
The subject of Dr. Tftlmage's sermon to
day was: “What is the Moral Effect of
Free Masonry, Odd Fellowship, Knights of
Labor, Greek Alphabet and Other Socie
ties f” The text was from Proverbs, xxv., 0:
“Discover not a secret to another.” Dr.
Talmage said:
It appears tliat in Solomon's time as in all
subsequent periods of the world, there were
people too much disposed to tell all they
knew. It was blab, blab, blab; physicians
revealing tho case of their patients, lawyers
exposing the private affairs of their clients,
neighbors advertising the faults of the next
door resident; pretended friends betraying
confidences. One-half of the trouble of
every community castes from the fact
tliat* so many people have not
capacity to keep thalr mouths shut.
AVnon 1 hear something disparaging of you
my first duty is not to tell you. But if I
Jell you what somebody has said against
you, and then go out and tell everybody els"
what I told you, and they go out and tell
others what I told them that I told
you. and we all go out, some to hunt up t he
originator of the story and others to hunt it
down we shall get the whole community
talking about what you did do and what, you
did not do, and there will lie as many scalps
taken as though a 1 iand of Afodocshad swept
upon a helpless village. We have two care
but only one tongue, a physiological sugges
tion that we ought to hoar a good deal more
than we tell. I jet us join a conspiracy that
we will tell each other all the good aud
nothing of the ill, and then there will
not be such awful need of sermons on Solo
mon's words: “Discover not a secret to
Solomon had a very large domestic circle.
In his earlier days he had very confused no
tions about, monogamy and polygamy, and
bis multitudinous associates in the matri
monial state kept him too well informed as
to what was going on in Jerusalem. They
gathered up all the privates of the city ana
poured them into his ead[ and his family lie
camc a Sorosls or female debating society of
seven hundred, discussing day after day" all
the difficulties between husbands and wives,
between employers and employes, between
rulers and subjects, until Solomon, in my
text, deplores volubility about affairs that
do not belong to us and extols the virtue of
By the power of a secret divulged, fami
lies, churches, neighborhoods, nations fly
apart, By th< power of a secret kept great
charities, so< alities, reformatory move
ments and Ch -istian enterprises may be ad
vanced. Me r are gregarious—cattle in
herds, fish in chools, birds in flocks, men in
social circles. You may by the discharge
of a gun scatter a flock of ouails, or by tne
plunge of thr anchor send apart the deni
zens of the seh, but they will gJther them
selves together again. If you, by some now
power, could break the associations in w hich
men now stand, they would again adhere.
God meant it so. He has gathered all the
flowers and shrubs into associations. You
may plant one forget-me-not or heart,'s
ease alone, away off upon the hillside, but
it will soon hunt up some other forget-me
not or heart’s-ease. Plants lovo company.
You will find them talking to each other in
the dew. A galaxy of stars is only a mu
tual life insurance company. You some
times see a man with ho outbranch
ings of sympathy. His nature is
cold and hard like a ship’s
mast ice-glazed, which the most agile sailor
could never climb. Others have a thousand
roots and a thousand branches. Innumer
able tendrils climb their hearts and blossom
all the wav up, and the fowls of heaven
sing in the branches. In consequence of this
tendency we find men coming together in
tribes, in communities, in churches, in so
cieties. Some gather together to cultivate
the arts, sonic to plan for the welfare of the
state, some to discuss religious themes, some
to kindle their mirth, some to advance their
craft. So every active community is
divided into associations of artists, of mer
chants, of bookbinders, of eaipentcrs, of
masons, of plasterers, of shipwrights, of
plumbers. Do you cry out against it; Then
you cry out, against a tendency divinely im
planted. Your tirades would accomplish no
more than if you should preach to a busy
anthill or beehive a long sermon against
secret societies.
Here wo find the oft-discussed question
whether associations that do their work with
closed doors and admit their members by
pass-words, and greet each other with a
secret grip, arc right or wrong. I answer
that if doiiend.-, entirely on the na
ture of the object for which they meet. Is
it to pass the hours irrevelry, wassail, blas
.pliemy mid obscene talk, or to plot trouble
to the state, or to delianch the innocent,
then I say with an emphasis: that no men
can mistake, No! But is the object the de
fense of the rights of any class against op
prtssion. the improvement of the mind, tne
enlargement of the heart, the advancement
of art, the defense of the government, the
extirpation of crime or the kindling of n
pure-hearted sociality, then I say, with just
as much emphasis. Yes.
Thera is no need that ve who plan for the
conquest of right over w rong should pub
lish to all the world our intentions. The
General of an army never sends to the op
posing troops information of the coining- at
tack. Hindi we who have enlisted in the
cause of Gixl and humanity expose our
plans to the enemy} No! we will iu secret,
plot the ruin of all the enterprises of Satan
and his cohorts. When they exjxs t us by
day we will fall upon them by night. While
they are Ktrengt ueliing their left wuig we
will double up their right By a plan of
liattlo formed in six-ret eoneluvi we will
conn* suddenly iqxin them crying: "The
sword of the U)i'd and of Oidisju." Mem sy
<>f plot and execution am wrong only when
the object and ends ara iu furious. Every
family Is a secret Hs-tnty, every business
Arm Mul every banking and Insuratuxi lu
■dilution. Those men who liave no capacity
to kicp II secret fire lllitit for of
■i. There urn Uumsands of
I need is culturing k cm
. M<*ll talk
. Ttu-n* in m Hum* Vt
* n Umm u
tottuy nt thr un At
ilioitf ii (Wi ** hi lurii
it i Imvfy only
words of praise for those associations which
have for their object the maintenance of
right against wrong, or the reclamation of
inebriates, or, like the score of mutual
benefit societies called by different names,
that provide temporary relief for widows
and orphans, and for men incapacitated by
sickness or accident from earning a liveli
hood. Had it not been for the largo num
ber of secret labor organizations in this
country monopoly would long ago have,
under its ponderous wheels, ground the
laboring classes into an intolerable
servitude. The men who want the
whole earth to themselves would have
got it. liefor© this, had it not been for the
banding together of great secret organize
rations. And, while we deplore many things
that have lx>en done by them, their exist
euce is a necessity, and their legitimate
sphere distinctly pointed out by the provi
dence of (rod. Such organizat ions are try
ing to dismiss from their association all
members in favor of anarchy and social
chaos. They will gradually cease anything
like tyranny over their members and will
forbid violent interference with any man's
work, whether lie belongs to their union or
is outside of it, and will declare their disgust
with any such rule as that passed in Eng
land by the Manchester Bricklayers’ Asso
ciation, which says any man found running
or working beyond a regular speed shall be
fined two shillings and sixpence for the
tirst. offense, live shillings for the
second, ten shillings for the
third and if still persisting shall be dealt wit h
as the committee think proppr. There are
secret societies in our colleges that have let
ters of the Greek alphabet for their nomen
clature, and their members are at the very
front in scholarship and irreproachable in
morals, while there am others the scene of
carousal, .and’they gamble, and they drink,
and they graduate knowing a hundred times
more atiout sin than they do of geometry
and (Sophocles. In other words secret socie
ties, like individuals, are good or bad, are
the means of moral health or of temporal
and eternal damnation. All good people
recognize the vice of slandering an indi
vidual, but many do not see tho sin of
slandering ail organization.
There are old secret societies in this and
other countries, some of them centuries old,
which hav e been widely denounced as im
moral and damaging in their influence, yet
I have hundreds of personal friends who
belong to them, friends who are conse
crated to God, pillars in the church, faithful
in all relations of life, examples of virtue
and piety. They are the kind of friends
whom l would liave for my executors if 1
am so happy as to leave anything for my
household at the time of decease, and they
are the men whom I would have carry mo
out to the last sleep when I am dead. You
cannot make me believe that they would
lielong to had institutions. They are t,ht>
men who would stamp on anything iniqui
tous, and I would certainly rather take
their testimony in regard to such societies
than the testimony of those who, having
been sworn in as members, by their assault
upon the society confess themselves per
jurors. One of these secret societies gave for
the relief of the sick in 1873 in this country
t 1,480,274. Some of these societies have
poured a. veiy heaven of sunshine and bene
diction into tbe home of suffering. Several
of them are founded on fidelity to good
citizenship and the Bible. I have never
taken one of their degree*. They might
give me the grip a thousand times, and I
would not recognize it. lam ignorant of
their pass-words, and I must judge entirely
from the outside. But Christ has given us
a rule by which we may judge not only all
individuals but all societies, secret and
open. “By their fruits ye shall know
them.” Bail societies make bad men. Good
societies make good men. A bad man will
not stay in a good society. A good man
will not stay in a bad society. Then try all
secret societies by two or three rules.
Test the first: Their influence on home, if
vou have a home. That wife soon loses her
influence over her husband who nervously
and foolishly looks upon all evening ab
sence as an assault on domesticity. Ilow
arc the great enterprises of reform, and art,
and literature, and beneficence and public
weal to be carried on if every man is to have
his world lxmnded on one side by his front
door step, and on the other side by his back
window, knowing nothing higher than his
own attic or lower than his own cellar?
Th.it wife Who becomes jealous of her hus
band's attention to art or literature or re
ligion or charity is breaking her own sceptre
of conjugal power. I know an instance
where a wife thought that her husband was
giving too many nights to Christian service,
to charitable service, to prayer meetings,
and to religious convocation. Hhe system
atically decoyed him away until now he at
tends no church, waits upon no charitable
institution, and is on a rapid way to de
struction. his morals gone, his money gone,
und I fear his soul gone. Let any Christian
wife rejoice when Bor husliand consecrates
evenings to the service of humanity, and of
God, or charity, or art, or anything elevat-
But let no man sacrifice home-life to se
cret society life, as many do. I can point
out to you a great many names of men who
are guilty of this sacrilege. They are as
genial a- angels at the society room, and n >
ugly as sin at home. They are generous on
all subjects of wine suppers, yachts and fast
homes, hut they are stingy arrmt the wives'
dresses and the children's sh.sis. That man
has made that, which might be a healthful
influence, a usin']* .• of his affections,-and lie
has married it, and he is guilty of moral
bigamy. Under this process, the wife, what
ever her features, become uninteresting and
homely. Ho liommoj critical of her, does
not like the, dress, does not like the
way she arranges her hair, is amazed
that, ho ever was so unromantic
as to offer her hand and heart. There are
secret soeicties where membenthin ul way
involves domestic shipwreck. Tell me that
a man has .joined a certain kind, and tell me
nothing more about him for ten y<ars, and
I will write hi* history if he Is* still alive.
Tie* man is a wine guzzler, his wife broken
hearted or prematurely old, hi* fortune gone
or reduced,*and Ids home a men* name In a
directory. Here are six secular nights in
the week. ‘ What shall I do with them.''’
snvs the father and t.hp husband. “I will
give four ol these nights to th<* improvement
and entertainment ot my family, either at
home or in good neighlsirhood. I will
vote one to charitable institutions. 1 will
devote one to my lodge.”
I congratulate you. H**re is a man who
says: -(hit of the six secular nights of the
week I ivi 11 devote five to lodges and clubs
and associations and one to the home, which
night I will sp*nd in scowling liken March
squall, wishing I was out spending it as !
have s[s*nt the otb**r live.” That man's obi*
nary is written. Not one out of ten thous
and that ever gets so far on the wrong road
ever Stops. Gradually his health will fail
theough late hours, and through too much
stimulant* le* wiil !■ tint rate prey for erv
Misdiu an I rheuinatisiu of tin lieurt. The
doctor coming in will at. n glance *i*e it is
not only pr,edit disease lie must tight,
but years "f fast living. The clergy
iiuiti, for th * sake of the feeling* of ihe
fi nit!v. on ,tie tuaeral day will only talk in
litigious generalities. Tin* men who got hi
yacht in lie* ct enul rapids will not,hr at
tli,. <i|ims|iiu*. They have nre—mg cngagi
incut* that iiav. Tuey w ill send flowers to
the rofllli. will send thill wild to Utter
word*. of )in|*ltliy, lait they Will haveiu
ngeinciits cl,ewh‘*n*. They ne'er iijme.
Ilnur mi m illet and chisel, and I w ill cut
~ . iifnait<MM ttuil <IVJJ • .
til*' iIM? !• who (Hi* in tllft ijtftl
••No, ' you s*>, UeO. would UOt l *l/1 rt
priate.” “Lot me die the death of the
righteous and let my last end lie like his.”
“No,” you say, "that would not be appro
priate.'’ Then give me the mallet and the
chisel, and 1 will cut an honest epitaph:
“Here lies tho victim of dissipating associa
Another test by which you can find
whether your secret society is right or
wrong is the effect it tins on your secular oc
cupation. J can understand how through
such an institution a man can reach com
mercial success. I know some men have
formed their liest business relations through
such a channel. If the secret society has ad
vantaged you in an honorable calling it is a
good one. But has your credit failed? Are
bargain makers more anxious how they trust
you with a bale of goodaf Have the men
whose names were down in the commercial
agency A I. before they entered the society,
Ixvn going down since in commercial stand
ing; Then look out. You and I every day
know of commercial establishments going to
ruin through the social excesses of one or
two members, their fortune beaten to death
with ball players, bat or cut amidships with
the front prow of tho regatta, or going down
under the swift hoofs of the fast horses, or
drowned In the large potations of cognac or
Monongahcla. That secret society was the
Loch Barn. Their business was the Vi lie de
Havre. They struck and tho Villo do Havre
went under!”
The third test by which you may know
whether the society to which you lielong is
goodorbad is this: What is Its effect on your
sense of moral and religious obligation;
Now, if I should take the names of all the
people in this audience this morning and
put them on a roll, and then 1 should lay
that roll back of this organ, and a hundred
years from now someone should take that
roll and call it from A to /■ there would not.
one of you answer. I say that any society
that, makes me forget that fact is a bad
society. When Igo to Chicago Tam some
times perplexed at Buffalo, as I suppose
many travelers are, ns to whether It is tietter
to take the Bike Shore route or the Michi
gan Central, equally expeditious and equally
safe, getting to their destination at the same
time. But suppose that I hear that on one
route the track is torn up, tho bridges are
down and the switches are unlocked, it will
not take ni” a great while to decide
which road to take. Now, here nre two
roads in the future—the Christian
and the unchristian, the sale and the unsafe,
Any institution or any association that con
fuses my ideas in regard to that fuel is a had
institution and a bad association. i bad
prayers before I joined that society, did 1
have them afterward ? I attended the house
of God before I connected myself with that
union, do I absent myself from religious
influences; Which would you rather have
in your hand when you come to die—a pack
of cards or a Bible! Which would you
rather have pressed to your lips in the
closing moment —the cup of Belshazzarean
wassail or the chalice of Christian com
munion; Who would you rather have for
your pall-hearers—the elders of a Christian
church or the companions whose con
versation was full of slang
and innuendo? Who would you rather
have for your eternal companions—
these men who spend their evenings betting,
gambling, swearing, carousing and telling
vile stories, or your little child, that bright
girl whom the Bird took! Oh, you would
not have been away so much nights, would
you, if you had known she was going away
so soon ? Dear me, your house has never
been the same place since. Your wife has
never brightened up, she has never got over
it. She never will get over it. How long
the evenings are with no one to put to bed,
and no one to whom to tell the beautiful
Bible stories.
What a pity it is that you cannot spend
more evenings at home in trying to help her
bear that sorrow. .You can never drown
that, grief in the wine-cup. You can never
break away from the little arms that, used
to be flung around your neck when she used
to say: “Papa, do stay with me to-night;
do stay with me to-night.” You will never
be able to wipe away from your lips tho
dying kiss of your little girl. The fascina
tion of a liad secret society is so groat, that
sometimes a man has turned his back on his
home wdien his child was dying of scarlet
fever. He went away. Before he got back
at midnight the eyes had been closed, the
undertaker bad done his work, and the wife,
worn out with three weeks’ watching, lay
unconscious in the next, room. Then tho
returned father comes up-stairs, and he sees
thp (Tadic gone and the windows up, and
says; “What iR the matter?” On the judg
meat day he will find out what was tho
Oh man astray, God help you! I am going
to make a. very stout rope. You know that,
sometimes a rope-maker will take very
small threads and wind them together until
after awhile they become Bhip eable. And
( am going to take some very small delicate
threads and wind them together until they
make a very stout, rope. I will take all the
memories of the marriage day—a thread of
laughter, u Ihread of light, a thread of
music, it thread of banqueting, a thread of
(-congratulation, and I twist them together
ti nd I have one strand. Then 1 take a thread
of the hour of the first advent in your
house, a thread of the darkness that pro
ceded, and a thread of the light that fol
lowed; and a thread of the bcautiful scarf
that little child used to wear when she
bounded out at eventide to greet you; and
then a thread of the beautiful dress in
which you laid her away for the
resurrection; and then I will twist ail these
threads together, and 1 have another strand.
Then I take a thread of the scarlet robe of a
suffering Christ, and a thread of the white
ra i incut of your loved ones before the thri me,
and a string of the harp cherubic, and u
string of the harp seraphic, and I twist them
nlj together, and I have a third strand.
•’()," you say, “either strand is enough to
hold bust a World!” No; I will take these
strands and I will twist them together, and
one end of th it rojie I will fasten, not to the
communiontable, for it shall lx* removed;
not to ii pillar of tlx- organ, for that will
crumble in the ages; but I wind it round
mid round the cross of a synqiathiziiig
Christ, anil having fastened one end of tho
rope to the cross, I throw the other end to
you. I,ay hold of it! Bull lor your life!
Puli for heaven!
Senator Edmunds' Bulldog.
cVoi.i tlu H'nnhington Star.
Senator Edmund* owns a fine-bred bull
dog, w hich he prizes very highly. The dog
ii a great pet. and is the constant compunion
of the Senator when the latter is at home.
I n his n*w residence the Senator's library is
on the second floor, and, in order that the
dog might pans to and from the
library l/i his kennel in the lmrk
yard without going through the
house, the Senator had an iron staircase,
just, wide enough for the dog, • xtehied
from one of the nnr windows of the library
to tile yard Blow. The dog passm up and
dow ii the staircase at will, mid w hen at the
bp '"11111 • his desire to enter by scratching
at the window.
How Ho Blew Hit* Nose.
The late William It. Travers wa* about
an near n counterpart of the famous (’buries
Lamb as any two men could I*-, even to tho
stilller "h nv, in niy frb ad, wh wh eh
wiin-Ii hand dddo you l>-b blow your iio
'-* Wlthf United Gmib. “Mv light o
iniui'sc ' "Tti-tiaMi that's wb-wheri you'll*
I’ bl’ l*' P P fjaculiar, 1 m
o u iwndlmnUl!-. Ifc
Frank Campbell's Troublo with Master
Workman Quinn the Baste of the
Action A Bold Declaration That?
Loafers in the Mask of Labor Muatt
Take a Back Seat.
New York. April 17.—About 300 show
makers of New York and vicinity met to*
(lay and organized an o|icii union under tha
title of the “Manufacturing Shoemaker*’
Benevolent and Protective Union No. 1.”
This is the result of the quarrel of Frailly.
Campbell, of local assembly No. 3873, tlis
Tarrytown foreman of Hunan’s shoe
tory of this city, with Master WorldoMtl
Quinn, of District Assembly No. 4'.i
city. This action will undoubtedly
lowed by the withdrawal of about AMPI
uni!mbtri iriti;; i!ii the
BiU'i Flank presid'd
meeting and told his experience with
Workman Quinn, of District
No. T.i.
Till 1 ; TROUBLE.
Mr. Campliel! had executed a
between himself and his employer iiaiilKj
was sanctioned by the Knights of I .dHHi
but when lie refused to break his contract
and good faith with his employer and strike
because ordered to do so, because he would
not do this, “The Quinns and McGuires and
the Gills,” hiul held a midnight conclaveand!
ordered Camplicll’s withdrawal. He said
that Quinn had then called him a scab and
t hreatened him with a boycott ail over thai
States. The man who ordered the strike aC
Hunan's had been only two years in business
and as a workman did not know a shoe frond
a watch, and the speaker did not proposal
that his craft “Should longer submit to tha
arrogance of a man who did not understand
the trade he worked at.”
It was time, he said, that workmen put
down these men. “It comes to this, ho
added, "that these men must be curtailed of;
their power to issue edicts affecting mea
who oppose them and their schemes. I don’t
projxise that my little ones, Like those of tha
longshoremen, shall tie reduced to want to
please loafers in the Knights of Lalior against
whom we now propose to act.” These sen*
timents were roundly cheered by those pres
ent, and a formal withdrawal from tha
Knights of Bibor was adopted. The shoe*
makers are exceedingly bitter, and as they
withdraw they will enter the National Feder
ration of Lalior.
Factory Girls Strike.
Milwaukee, April 10. —At Menasba all
tlie girls in the carding department of that
Menashu woolen mills went on a strike yes
terday afternoon. The proprietors of the
mill ordered a window facing the street
painted recently so that the girls emyaoMaife
would attend strictly to business and
tempted to watch passers-by. The grl* fjS|
fuse t" return uni's, tin* iiuint is rmuol^^B
The Church and the Knights.
ItoviK. April 17.- The !’"P" approveifSMM
of Garilin.’il Gib!•mis and <
Inin in his ji.-lion with reference
K Might- iif Gil*.i’ him *
secured tile Il|Jl|"!’C|!C" "I I lldiuai
■ 1111 •, .lie! IS 11 'h
support. _
Montreal Teamsters Strike. ■ $9
Montreal, April 10. —Four
teai".-ter ■ of the l h al’d i rank and 1
I’;" railway- wnt ■don a strikeHH|
morning for an advance froi i $1 35
per day. Freight throughout tho
lining handled liv express wagons. WK
th'e three agencies.
The Budding Brains of New
Boy Conspirator.
New York, April 10.—While we 1 !■
hearing so much alsmt the
brains that time reaping for^^H
tomb let us keep an eye on
brains that will blossom in the ca^HH
years. It seems to me that there is lirH
'lays a breed of youngster* with ufii¥
quickened to a degree luiequaled in theiV '
predecessor*. I know scores of these boys,
the like of whom I knew not in my own
bovhixxl—alert, sharp-witted, knowing,and'
full of that quality which used to be called
“gumption.” Their growth in this city ap
pears to lxs promoted mainly by three
ihings. Firstly, by the tremendous energy
of New York life, which prompts an early de*
velopment of the facultie*, stimulates their
action und tends to what is known as “level*
headeduess.” Secondly, by the common
school system. Go into these school*, look
at the discipline, scan the text books, watch
the mental drill, and then sis- how the mind
and manner* must lie affected in the forma
tive period between seven and fourteen.
Thirdly, by the daily papers. Multitudes of
youngster* read other sheets nowadays be
side the weekly story tellers, as everybody
is aware who keeps his eyes epen about
town. Thus they get a smattering of
knowledge of current affairs, social prog*
ri-MS, political, business and practical lire
that works profoundly upon thir nature.
These three agencies, it seems to me, arc
fertilizing tho ixiyish brain in a wonderful
1 have just read the elaborate narrative
recently published by the lad of IS), Arthur
Brunswick, who organized that extraordi*
nary conspiracy of the Pistrct Telegraph
boys, which v.as exploded by his arrest,
and which brought him to a trial in which
be narrowly escaped from a term in jail,
Brunswick is perhaps u rare specimen of the
youngsters whose bum})* blossom under the
influences hero sjxikeu of, lint lie is, never
theless, a type ol a lia-fr* whiiii lielong* es
pocially to this time. His- job of secretly
organizing his agile comrade* was. in itself,
a piece of extraordinary ingenuity, full of
all such arts a* might bo practiced by an
old and experienced luuid, and calculated
to raise that alarm which led the corpora
tlon to adopt vigorous measures for the un
dermining and luppriesion of the “Apex
Ciuti.’’ But more remarkable even than
that job U the foot that tbs whole of the
quaint mid striking narrative of its ori
gin and overthrow was written by tha
youngster himself. Within two dry* from
the tune that the subject was suggested to
him the manuscript of nearly 100 foolscap
folios whs completed bv his own hand in al
most jx-rfect shape tor the pr ss without any
outside help whatever. | speak ns a man of
large ex(icrietice in composition when I say
that the feat, was one which I have rarely
known to be exceeded, even by practiced
writer*, though it was Brunswick s first *•
ri(HMeffort in the line. I (onfess that lam
surprised heyond measure bv bis 1 opacity <’f
thought and narrative, no losii than by Ilia
style and language.
it iw always interesting to study the bud
ding brsiim of the young New York which
will bold the stag" fora good parted tha
twHiiii-ih century, and it is agreeable to
welcome the |i<mi iff bright youngster*U|x<u
w how sh'Hf’de.x tlu* republic must: MtMHI lost
■ • •* i nrroir.
' WkstuwSMi (S ilie Jury. -,ri * lawyer in
lilx-l • see tla- taker 'Li> nuuiy a man tut* l**>n
*h*Jt for a hssi Meruma lihtti !’ a i isx-e sai)iiittfl| i
sli Tward by * jui v <ff Lie f lmw oouair/iiM%*

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