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1 *l. 11. EBTILL Editor aud Proprietor, f DAYITT OUTWITS THEM. MANY THOUSANDS LISTEN TO HIS FIERY WORDS. Davitt Recommends Armed Resistance to the Bailiffs—The Authorities Vain ly Search for Him—A Bloodless Paris Duel—The Queen to Assume State Robes at the Jubilee. Dublin, June 12.—1n consequence of the government proclamation forbidding the meeting announced to be held at Bodylce to-day, an extra military force was drafted into the service to enable the authorities to enforce the proclamation. Mr. Michael Davitt eluded the authorities and addressed 5,000 persons at Feakle while the soldiers were searching for him. Ho afterward spoke at Seariff. He asserted the people’s right of meeting in public, and said that if the people were armed they could deal with the black-coated burglar brigade as they deserved. WAITING FOR THE PRISON. In his speech at Seariff Mr. Davitt denied having counseled, in his recent speech at •Bcidyke. any further resort to extreme vio lence. The" people being without weapons, such advice would have been criminal. He hod only maintained it would be cowardly when the Tories were actively carrying out the policy of extermination, not to show every rational resistance. Such resistance would win the sympathy of the majority of the people of Great Britain, whose hearts were on the side of the tenants defending their homesteads. He expected this would be the last meeting which he would have the chance to address before the co ercion act would again indulge him with the luxury of a prison plank bed. Before going into political retirement for six months, he would give them tills advice: “Boycott the inquisition clauses of the co ercion act and welcome imprisonment rather than assist the government to make the act operative.” He concluded by de nouncing the land bill as coming from a government of landlords, who were serving their own interests first,and Ireland’s a long away after. THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE. London, June 12.—The Queen, in order to invest the jubilee ceremony in Westmins ter Abbey with greater pomp, consents to assume state robes and to be surrounded with all the insignia of sovereignty. Eight thousand troops will line the route to the Abbey, besides a. guard of honor of tXX) tier sons. THE CROWN PRINCE’S CONDITION. The Chronicle's correspondent at Berlin says: “The reports regarding the Crown Prince’s condition differ. While the official bulletin is optimist in tone, fears are freely expressed in all well-informed circles that the Prince’s condition is serious. Prof. Virchow's report, it is now said, affirms that the examination furnished no absolute indication that the growth in hifc throat is ion-malignant. ” • THE CZAR AND THE EMPEROR. It is njniored that Emperor William and the Czar will have an interview during the military manoeuvres in West Prussia next autumn. A HARMLESS PARIS DUEL. Paris, June 12.—M. Clemeneequ and M. Foucher, the latter the editor of the Na tional. have fought a duel with pistols. Two shots were fired, but neither of the combatants was hit. The duel was the out come of a newspaper quarrel. GERMANY BROOKS NO OPPOSITION. Albert Delpit, who has just been expelled from Alsace, is a member of the Figaro's staff. He went to Bonfeld, in Alsace, to see Dr. Liefferman, a Polestirg member of the Reichstag, who had previously obtained formal permission to visit Alsace on behalf of M. Delpit. Ujion arriving at Bonfeld M. Delpit was ordered by the police to leave the German territory within half an hour. He protested and telegraphed to Prince Hohen lohe. the Governor of Alsace-Lorraine, who confirmed the order and informed M. Delpit that he was expelled because he tried in writing to rouse an opposition in the minds of those who should remain German. HUNGARY’S TERRIBLE INUNDATION. Vienna, June 12. —Twenty-five thousand square miles of land are inundated in Hun gary. There was another hurricane at Mato Saturday. The water washed over the dykes and destroyed a number of bridges. The laborers' at work on the dykes fled, but were driven back by the soldiers. THE RED FLAG’S WORK. Serious Rioting at an Anarchists’ Pic nic in New Jersey. Jersey City, N. J., Juno 13.—Serious rioting is reported to have occurred at the Oak Ridge Park, at Guttenberg, this after noon. An Anarchist picnic, for the benefit of the Chicago Anarchists, at which Herr Most was present, was being held in the park. Several persons are reported hurt and more trouble is expected. FURTHER PARTICULARS. The affray occurred between a party of Socialists, including Herr Most, who were having a picnic, and a crowd who were wit nessing a base ball game. A general fight took place, in which a number were in jured. Constable Wiltburger and a mun named Winn were seriously injured. No arrests wero made. ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED. ft- W. White, of Danville, Va, Falls Into a Canal and Is Drowned. Danville, Va,, June 13.- The body of It. W. White, a well-known mid prominent citizen, was found in the canal here this morning, and the indications point to a re markable case of drowning, lit! had been unwell for some time, and went to the rear of a drug store on the canal to get some medicine, but, failing to arouse the clerk, he turned to go, and evidently fell accident ally into the canal. It is a ’curious coinci dence that Dr. yutchins, auother prominent citizen, and a brother-in law of Mr. White, accidentally shot himself a short time ago, and it was some time before his body was found. A NEWBPAPER VOTE. As Far as the Returns Wero in Cleve land's Renomination Wa3 Favored. Memphis, Jifne 13.—Homo time ago the Memphis Kveninff Schnetnr sent out circu lar letters to the leading nows|xipcrs of Ala bama, Arkansas, Mississippi. Louisiana, lennewee and Texas putting the following query: “In view of President Cloveland’H pocket veto of tlm river and harbor bill, rto you favor his renomination by the Demo cratic party in ItvWf” Thirty-five replies were received. Of these twenty-seven were in the affirmative, six in Jthe negative and two non-committal. I Sudden Death of Gen. Walcott. Boston, Mass., June 13.—Brig. Gen. Charles F. Walcott, of Cambridge, died suddenly on Gooseberry Island, Salem Har bor, Hatuiilny night. §ohc |tttfmng §leto& DEPARTED COMRADES. Dedication of the Monument Erected by the New York Press Club. New York, June 12. —The monument erected by the New York Press Club in its burial plot at Cypress Hills cemetery was dedicated to-day in the presence of 2,000 people, including a large number of news paper men. An eloquent and sympathetic address was delivered by Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, in which he said: “It will remain as one of the best deeds of the Press Club that it has purchased this resting place and erected upon it this monument. It redowns to the honor of journalism that the fund largely came from the efforts of one of its working . members, whose talents and versatility are so widely appreciated. This cemetery is full of memo rials to the departed, telfing their varied stories of family bereavements, but none of them will have so wide and deep a signifi cance as this shaft. From each mournful visit, as the survivors leave, they will bear with them a broader charity for all, a healthier kinship for each other. The news paper is a most important factor in our so cial and public life. Through it all nations and races, by their deeds and opinions, daily act and react upon each other in the ap proach to a substantial unity in the aims and liberties of all the people of the globe. The reader has no thought for or interest in the great army which makes up this library of information, discussion and imperious direction, as to character and official acts of public officers and duties of private citizens. The journal is to him the impersonal expression of a popular feeling which sways his judgment, but he rarely recognizes the man behind it. But here all strifes are forgotten, and all enmities healed, whether critics or criticized, gov ernors or governed, employers or employes; we are iu the presence of the death of one family and kindred with equal aims and a common end. From this spot will flow tender and beneficent influences, by which the voices of those who have gone before come to us from tie; spirit land with their messages of hope and rest, of charity, loyalty and good fellowship, on each recurring anniversary of that sacred clay, when their children and their com rades decorate their soldiers’ graves with flowers, you will hang garlands upon this shuft and strew wreaths upon the sod which covers these humble heroes who also died at their post, ot duty, and the world will be happier, brighter and better for this closer communion for the strong and the weak, the successful and the struggling, and the prosperous and tho poor.” The dedicatory ode was read by Mr. Hugh Yarrar McDermott, after which the address was delivered by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage. The closing prayer and benediction were by Rev. \V. S. Rainsford, D. D., and the ex ercises concluded with the siuging of the doxology by Amphion chorus and the audi ence. THE LUTHERAN SYNOD Will not Commit Themselves on Woman Suffrage—Other Reports. Omaha, Neb.. June 12. —In the Lutheran Synod yesterday J. A. Clutz, S. B. Barnitz and H. L. Baugher were appointed a com mittee to abridge the book of worship to eighty pages. The report of the committee on the letter of the Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal church on Christian unity was considered and adopted. A committee of three clergymen and three laymen was ap pointed to hold further conference with the committee of the Protestant Episcopal church, touching the vital question of mutual recognition and co-operation and this committee was instructed to main tain a position that the true Christianity must arise out of the common faith, and to offer as a sufficient basis for this end the Augsburg Confession, the historic basis of Protestantism, and, by common consent, the most catholic expression of the common faith. The Committee on Woman Stiffrage, through Rev. N. VanAlstyue, reported that while the subject was worthy of considera tion, it was not advisable to commit the Synod to any definite opinion. It was or dered to nihil a printed copy of the minutes of the Symxl to every Lutheran minister in the United States aud Canada The next convention will convene on the first Wednesday after Whit Sunday in 1 xx l .). The Synod meets on Monday next for the last time. MURDERED FOR 75 CENTS. Two Mississippi Desperadoes Murder a Man in Cold Blood. Yazoo City, Miss., June 12.—Capt. A. J. Landman was brutally murdered near here yesterday evening by Walter and Belt Col lutn. Some timo since Collum and Land man had a business transaction, which had been settled except the sum of 75c., which Landman claimed was still due him. No thought of any difficulty existed in the mind of 1 .audittan until yesterday, when tho Collum boys rode up to Landman's place, carrying a shotgun, a Winchester rifle and a pistol each. Decoy ing Landman into his corn crib they opened fire upon him. A double load of buckshot was emptied into his breast, a shot front the rifle went through his ixly, while three pistol balls were shot into his mouth and head, causing his death in stantly. A man named Vickers, who was with Landman, was shot at three times but escaped Tho murderers escaped, but the sheriff anti a posse are in pursuit. If the Collum (toys are caught they will be speed ily dealt with. Landman leaves u wife and seven children and was a quiet, peaceable und law-abiding citizen. Later.—Walter Collum, one of the mur derers, was captured this evening at Poca hontas. The ;xisso is in hot pursuit of the other murderer. SHERMAN’S SECOND CONQUEST. Southern Citie3 Named for Meetings of the G. A. R. Hereafter. St. Louis, June 13.— 1n his letter to the two prominent members of the Grand Army of the Republic of this city, with reference to the proposal visit of President Cleveland, Gen. W. T. Sherman says: “Let us do right as near as we know how and trust the future to the boys who look on us old veterans as prodigies or ns old fogies, lingering superfiuent on the stage of life. 1 believe 1 know you both perfectly well, and that you would sacrifice life rather than honor, therefore whatever you do I will stand by you. Kennord, Cobh and Jerome Hill took the wrong side in ISBI, but they arc now with us in full heart and will act for the union, one mid indissoluble now and forever. Instead of the Grand Army of the Republic meeting only in Federal States of iwii, I am in favor of their meeting here after at Nashville. Chattanooga, Atlanta and Richmond, following the example of our armies in the war for the union." FAMILY JARS. Shots Exchanged In Texas With Fatal Effects. DeLeon, Tex., June 13.—J. T. Allison shot and killed his son-in-law, Henry Scott, this morning, during a quarrel over family matters. Scott also shot Alltaon, who ia in a critical condition. SAVANNAH, GA„ MONDAY, JUNE 13, 1887. WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT. Rain and Sunshine Tempered Alike for the Good, of the Farmers. Washington, June 12.—The Signal office has issued the following weather crop bul letin for the week ending June 11: TEMPERATURE. During the week the weather has been wanner than the weekly average in all the agricultural districts e:ist of the Rocky Mountains, except in the Atlantic States from Maine southward to Virginia, and into Southern Texas. This excess of tempera ture for the week has been greatest in the corn and wheat regions of the Northwest where the average daily excess ranged above the normal, from 4" to 8", the latter excess being in Eastern Da kota. The conditions are most favorable in the present stage of the crops. In the cot ton belt the excess of temperature lias averaged from 1° to 3" daily, save in Texas, where the temperature has been about the normal The tobacco regions have hail weather from 1 ° to 2° warmer than usual to tile westward of the Allegheny mountains, while to the eastward it has been from 1° to 3* colder. The temperature since Jan. 1 has been substantially normal in tlie Atlantic States, and from New York westward to Michigan, while a slight deficiency, less than a degree daily, has existed in the grain dis tricts. A seasonable excess of temperature, averaging from 1" to 2° daily, has pre vailed over the Ohio, the Lower Missouri ami the Lower Mississippi Valleys. During the past six weeks, which have been im portant especially for the grain growing districts, the temperature has been steadily in excess over the corn and wheat regions; and has been nearly stationary in the cotton belt, which conditions must have been most beneficial to the crops. RAINFALL. During the week the rainfall has been slightly deficient in the agricultural dis tricts, except from Western Pennsylvania southwestward to Kansas and the Indian Territory, where a slight excess has fallen. The showers have been numerous aud well distributed, save in a few instances of local importance only. A large seasonal defi ciency of precipitation over the cotton belt has been mitigated by the recent rains, which have been well distributed and were of timely occurrence. GENERAL REMARKS. Over all the agricultural districts the weather of the week has apparently been favorable for the important crops, the marked deficiency of temperature occurring in the localities of secondary importance as regards the staples. South of 39th paral lel, where presumably grain harvesting is now r general, the weather lias been favora ble for that work, as no general rains have fallen or high wands occurred, w'hile sun shine has been at or above the average. Lo cal rains have fallen in the past eight hours, or are predicted, from Minnesota eastward to Michigan, where they will be timely and beneficial to the growing crops. DR. BRUNER INVESTIGATING. Tampa in Good Condition—One New Case at Key W eat Only. Tampa, Fla., Juno 12.-“ Dr. Bruner ar rived here last night. He visited quaran tine station and also drove over the city and Ybar to-day. He found everything in good condition, and thinks Tampa has and is doing her utmost to prevent the introduction of yellow fever herp. The Olivette arrived to-day from Key West and Havana, but brought no passen gers. ONE NEW CASE AT KEY WEST. Key West, Fla., June 12. —One new case of yellow fever has appeared since yes terday and one patient has been discharged from the hospital. The British bark Broth ers and Sisters sent three sjek men ashore to-day. They probably have the chagres fever. WESTERN CROP REPORTS. Wheat, Corn and Oats All Indicate An Unusually Large Yield. Chicago, June 12.—This week’s issue of the Farmer's Review says: “The wheat harvest has been somewhat retarded in tho South by tlie showery weather, but in other localities the rains lias had a beneficial effect. Missouri lias tlie best, prospects for an even and abundant winter wheat crop. The corn crop all through the com belt is above the avearage in condition and the prospects are good.” Oats and grass have suffered some from dry weather. Potatoes are in good condi tion, and fruit promises a fair crop as a rule. VICTORIA’S WEPDINQ CAKE. A. Jubilee Present Sent to the Queen of England. New York, June 11.—A piece of rich, moldy wedding cake with an inch and a half of musty sugar frosting was sent by express last week by the Cuuard steamer as a jubilee present to Queen Victoria. There were tar nished silver loaves on the relic and a faded bit of ivory satin ribbon kept it from falling to pieces. Her majesty will no doubt lie sur prised to receive such a gift from America, but its genuineness is so well authenticated that there can be no question that it was cut from the identical wedding cake that graced the festive board on the occasion of the mar riage in 1840 of the young Alexandt ina Vic toria to Iter cousin, the handsome young Prince A Uteri, of Saxe-Coburg-Gotlm. How came this relic in possession of a resident of the United States? The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1840 was I/trd Mill grave. His wife, who was noted as,a leader of society, distributed a large slice of tho cake among her friends. One of these wan a Mrs. Kohler, who lived at 7 Lower Knek ville street, Dublin. Sirs. Kohler now lives, and has lived for many years in Mount Vernon, with her son-in-law, (’apt. N. M. Saunders, G. A. R. (Apt. the w ay. is tfib man who toasted Jeffflvvis at tie banquet given in honor of the Ootifod erate leader about a year ago in .Savannah by the Chatham Artillery, which action called upon him in some quarters howls of execration. Mrs. Kohler is considerably over 80 years old nnd is exceedingly avoll pre served. She is still a loyal sub"-t of the Queen, and has treasured the prel clous piece of cake with jealous care. Site’ felt, however, that an Victoria only has a jubilee once in fifty years, she would yield up the novel memento to the Empress Queen. Of course the Queen of England must not have express packages sent direct to her, especially ill these days of dynamite. “Tlie divinity that doth hedge a King” ne cessitates parcels and letters being for warded to the Might Honorable the I/trd Chamberlain. The cake lias lu-en sent, this functionary, and it now remains to be seen what the Queen will have to say to Mrs. Kohler when she receives the jtackage with be autique contents. B. B. Vallentine. Lato Marino Nows. New York. June 13.—Arrived, steamers La Bretagne, Anchoria and Eurepa. Arrived out, steamers Hammonia, La- Gaseogne and Aurania. A Familiar New York Name. New York, June 13—Peter B. Sweeney returned from Paris by tho steamer Laßrctugne, wliieb arrived yesterday. “THK HEAVENS OPENED.” REV. TALMAGE’S TEXT ON THE STONING OF STEPHEN. The Martyr to His Faith Pictured on His Knees Looking Into Heaven— The Lesson to be Learned by His Life—All Would Do Well to be Found In the Same Posture. Brooklyn, June 12. — This morning, at the Tabernacle, the Rev. T. DeWitt Tal ntage, D. D., expounded appropriate pas sages of Scripture, after which the congre gation sang the favorite hymn: “There is Rest for the Weary.” The reverend doc tor’s text was Acts vii., 50-60: “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one ac cord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Anti he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, ‘lx>rd, lay not this sin to their charge.’ And when ho it ad said this, he fell ;isleep.” The preacher said: Stephen had been preaching a rousing sermon, and the people could not stand it. They resolved to do as men sometimes would like to do in this day, if they dared, with some plain preacher of righteousness— kill him. The only way to silence this man was to knock the breath out of hint. So they rushed Stephen out of the gates of the city, and with curse, and whoop, and bel low they brought him to the cliff, as was tlie custom when they wanted to take away life by stoning. Having brought him to the edge of the cliff they pushed him off. After Vie had fallen they came and looked down, and seeing that he was not yet dead, they began to drop stones upon him, stone after stone, stone after stout:. Amid this horrible rain of missiles Stephen clambers up on his knees and folds his hands, while the blood drips from his temples to liis cheeks, front liis cheeks to ins garments, from his garments to the ground; and then, looking up, he makes two prayers—one for himself and one for his murderers. “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;”- that was for Him self. “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge;” that was for his assailants. Then, from pain and loss of blood, lie swooned away and fell asleep. I want to show you to-day five pictures. Stephen gazing into heaven. Stephen look ing at Christ. Stephen stoned. Stephen in his dying prayer. Stephen asleep. First, Took at Stephen gazing into heaven. Before you take a leap you want to know where you are going to land. Before you climb a ladder you want to know to what point the ladder reaches. And it was right that Stephen, within a few moments of heaven, snould be gazing into it. We would all do well to lie found in tho same posture. There is enough in heaven to keep us gazing. A man of large wealth may have statuary in the I*H, and mintin.gs in the sitting room, and works of art in all parts of the house, but he has the chief pictures in the art gallery, and there hour after hour you walk with catalogue and glass and ever increasing admiration. Well, heaven is the gallery where God has gathered the chief treasures of His realm. The whole universe is His palace In this lower room where we stop there are many adornments: tesselated floor of ame thyst aud blossom, and on the winding cloud-stairs are stretched out canvas on which commingle azure, and purple, and saffron, and gold. But heaven is the gallery in which the chief glories are gathered. There are the brightqpt relies. There ftre the richest crowns. There are the highest ex hilarations. John says of it: “The kings of the earth shall bring their honor and glory into it.” Ana I see the procession forming, and in the line come all empires, and the stars spring up into an arch for the hosts to march under. They keep step to the sound of earthquake and the pitch of avalanche from the mountains, and the flag tiiey bear is the flame of a consuming world, and all heaven turns out with harps and trumpets nnd myriad-voiced acclamation of angelic dominion to welcome them in, and so the kings of the earth bring their honor and glory into it. Do you wonder that good people often stand like Stephen, looking into heaven? We have a great many friends there. There is not a man in this house to day so isolated in life but there is someone in heaven with whom lie once shook hands. As n man gets older tho numlierof liis celes tial acquaintances very rapidly multiplies. We have not had one glimpse of thorn since the night we kissed them good-by anti they went away; but still wo stand gazing at heaven. As when some of our friends go across the sea, we stand on the dock, or on the steamtug, anti watch them, and after awhile the bulk of the vessel disappears, anti then there is only a patch of sail on tlie sky, and soon that is gone, and they are nil out of sight, and yet we stand looking in the same direction; so when our friends go away from us into the future world we keep looking down through the Narrow's, and gazing and gazing as though we expected that they would come out and stand on some evening cloud, and give us one glimpse of their bliss ful and transfigured faces. While you long to join their companionship, and the years and the days go with such tedium that they break your heart, anti the vijter of pain and sorrow mid bereavement keeps gnaw ing at your vitals, you still stand, like Stephen, gazing into heaven. You wonder if they have changed since you saw them lust. You wonder if they would recognize your face now, so changed has it been with trouble. You wonder If, amid the myriad delights they have, they care as much for you as they used to when they gave you a helping lmnd and put their shoulder under your burdens. You wonder if they look any older; anil sometimes, in the evening tide, when the house is all quick you won der if you should call them by their first name if they would not answer; and p-r --haps sometimes you do make tins experi ment, and when no one but God anil your self are there you distinctly call their names, and listen, aud wait, and sit gazing into Lheaven. Pass on now. anti see Stephen looking Christ. My text says he saw the Son dlMnii at the right hand of God. Just iiiWL'hrist looked in this world, just how He TWiks in heaven, we cannot say. A writer in tlie time of Christ, says, describing the Saviour’s fwwnal appearance, that Ho hud blue eyes and light complexion, and a very graceful structure; hut I suppose it was all guess work, The painters of tho different ages have tried to imagine the features of < hnct, and put them ifixm can vas; but we w ill have to wait until with our own eyes we see Him and with our own ears we can hear Him. And yet there is a way of seeing anti hearing Him now. 1 have to tell you that unless you seo and liear Christ on earth, you will never see and hear Him in Heaven. Look! There He is. Be hold the Lamb of God. Can you not sec Him? Then pray to God to take the scales off vour eyes. Look that way—try to look that way. His voice comes down to you tliis day— comes down to the blindest, to the deafest soul, saying: “Look unto me, all ye ends of the earth, and be ye suvod, for I am God, aud thero is none else.” Proclamation of universal emancipation for all slaves. Proclamation of universal amnesty for all rebels. Ahasuerus gathered the Babylonish nobles to liis table. George 1. entertained j the lords of England at a banquet. Napo leou 111. welcomed the Czar of Russia find the Sultan of Turkey to his feast. The Em peror of Germany waa glad to. have our : Minister, George Bancroft, sit down with ! him at his table. But toil me. ye uho know most of tlie world’s history, what other king ever asked the abandoned, and the forlorn, and the wretched, anti the outcast, to come and sit down liosido him; (), won derful invitation! You can take it to-day, and stand at the fyead of the darkest alley in all this city, and say: “Conte! Clothes for your rags, salve for your sores, a throne for your eternal reigning.” A Christ that talks like that, and acts like that, aud par dons like that—do you wonder that Stephen stood looking at Him? 1 hojie to spend eter nity doing the smite filing. I must see Him. I must look upon that face once clouded with iny sin, but now radiant with my par don. t want to touch that hand that knocked off my shackles. 1 want to hear that voice which pronounced my deliver ance. Behold Hint, little children, for if you live to three score years and ten, you will set' none so fair. Behold Him, ye aged ones, for He only can shine through the dimness of your failing eyesight. Behold Him, earth. Behold Him, heaven. What a moment when all the nations of the saved shall gather around Christ! All faces that way. All thrones that way, gazing, gazing on Jesus. “His worth if all the nations knew. Sure the whole earth would love Him, too.” I pass on now, and look at. Stephen stoned. The world htis always wanted to get rid of good men. Their very life is an assault upon wickedness. Out witli Stephen through the gates of the city. Down with him over the precipices. Let every man come up and drop a stone upon liis head. But these men did not so much kill Stephen as they killed themselves. Every stone re bounded upon them. While these murder ers were transfixed by tho scorn of all good men, Stephen lives in the admiration of all Christendom. Stephen stoned; but Stephen alive. So all good men must bo pelted. All who will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution. It is no eulogy of a man to say that everybody likes him. Show me anyone who is doing till his duty to State or church, aud 1 will show you scores of men who utterly abhor him. If all men speak well of you, it is because von are either a laggard or a dolt. If a steamer makes rapid progress through the waves, the water will boil and foam all around It. Bravo soldiers of Jesus Christ will hear the carbines click. When I see a man with voice, and money, ami influence all on the rigiit sitie, and some caricature him, and some sneer at him, and some de nounce him, and men who pretend to bo actuated by right motives conspire to crip pie him, to cast him out, to destroy him, 1 say: “Stephen stoned.” When I see a matt in some great moral or religious reform battling against grog-shops, exposing wick edness in high places, by active means trying to purify the church and better tlie world’s estate, and I find that the newspapers ttUhtlienintize him, aud men, even good men, oppose him and denounce him, be cause, though ho does good, he does not do it in their way, I say: “Stephen stoned.” The world, with infinite spite, took after John Frederick Oberlin, and Robert Moffat, and Paul, nnd Stephen of the text. But you notice, my friends, that while they assaulted him they did not succeed really in killing him. You may assault a good man, but you cannot kill him. <in the day of liis death Stephen spoke before a few peoplo in the Sanhedrim; this Sabbath morning he addresses all Christendom. Paul the Apostle stood on Mars Hill addressing a handful of philoso phers who knew not so much about science as a modern school girl. To-day he talks to all the millions of Christendom about the wonders of justification and the glories of resurrection. John Wesley was howled down by the molt to whom lie preached, and they threw bricks at. him, and tiiey denounced him, and they jostled him, and they spat upon him, anti yet to day, in all lands, ho is admitted to lie the great father of Methodism. Booth’s bullet vacated the Presidential chair; hut from that spot of coagulated blood on the floor in the box of Ford’s Theatre there sprang up the new life of a nation. Stephen stoned; but Stephen olive. Pass on now and see Stephen in his dying prayer. His first thought was not how the stones hurt his head, nor what would be come of his Ixidy. His first thought, was about Ins spirit. “Lord Jesus receive iriy spirit.” The murderer standing on the trap-door, the block cap being drawn over his head before the execution, may grimace about the future; but you and I have no shame in confessing some unxiety about where we are going to come out.' You arc not all body. There is within you a soul. I see it gleaming from your eyes to-day, and I see it irradiating your countenance. Sometimes lam abashed i>o fore an audience, not because I come under your physical eyesight, but I .era use I real ize the truth that I stand before so many immortal spirits. Tbo probability is that your body will at last find a sepulture in some of the cemeteries that surround this citv. There is no doubt but that your olise qules will be decent and respectful, and you will be able to pillow your head under the maple, nr the Norway spruce, or the cypress, or the blossoming fir; but this spirit uliout which Stephen prayed, what direction will that take! What guide will escort itf What gate will open to receive itf What cloud will be cleft for its path way? After it has got beyond the light of our sun, will there lie torches lighted for it the rest of the way? Will the soul have to travel through long deserts before it reaches the go si land? if wo should lose our pathway, will there lie a castle at whose gate we may ask the way to the cityf O, this mysterious spirit within us! It liastwo wings, but it is hi a cage now. It is locked fast to keep it; hut let the door of this case ojitm the least, and that soul is off. Eagle's, wing could not catch it. The lightnings are not swift enough to take up with it. When the soul leaves the body it takes fifty worlds atalsiuTid. And have I no anxiety about itf Have you no anxieyt about it? Ido not care what you do with my I*sly when my soul is gone, or whether you believe in cre mation or inhumation. I shall sleep just a., well in a wrapping of sackcloth ns in satin lined with eagle’s down. But my soul—be fore I leave this house this morning 1 will find out where it is going to land. Tlinnk God for the intimation of uiy text, that when we die Jesus taken us. That answers nil questions for me. What though there were massive bam between here and the city of light, Jesus could remove them. What though there were great Haharns of dark ness, Jesus could illume them. Wliat though I get, weary on the wav, Christ could lift me oil His omnipo tent shoulder. What though there wore chasms to cross, His hand could trans iiort tne. Then lot Stephen's prayer tie my dying litany: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” It may be in that hour we will lie too feeble to say a long prayer. It may be in that hour we will not 1* able to say the “Lord’s Prayer,” for it has seven petitions. Perliaps we may be too feeble even to sav the infant ii ayer OW mothers taught us, which John Quincy Adams, 70 year* of age, said every night when he put his bead upon his pillow: "Now I lay me down to sleep. 1 pray the lord my son! to Seen AV e may lie too feeble to employ either of these familiar forms; but this prayer of Stephen is so short, is so concise, is so earnest , is so comprehensive, wo surely will lie able to say that: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” O, if that prayer is answered, how sweet it will be to die! This world is clever enough to us. 1 'crimps it has treated us a great deal better than we deserved to he treated; hut if on the dying pillow there shall break the light of that better world, we shall have no more regret, about leaving a small, dark, damp house for one large, lieautifnl and capacious. That dying min ister in Philadelphia, some years ago, beau tifully depicted it when, in the last moment, he threw up his hands and cried out: “I move into the light!” Pass on now, and I will show you one more picture, and that is Stephen asleep. With a pathos mid simplicity peculiar to Me Scriptures, the text savs of Stephen: "He fell asleep.” “0,” you say, “what a place that was to sleep! A hard rock under him, stones falling down upon him, the blood streaming, the mob howling. What a place it was to sleep!” And yet. my text takes that symbol of slumber to describe his de parture, so sweet was it, so contented was it, so peaceful was it. Stephen had lived a very laborious life. His chief work had been to care for the poor. How many loaves of bread he distributed, how many liaro feet he had sandaled, how many cots of sickness and distress he blessed with ministries of kindness and Jove, 1 do not know; hut from the wav he lived, and the way ho preached, anti the way he died, 1 know he was a laborious Christian. Hut that js all over now; Ho has pressed the cup to the hist tainting lip. He has taken the last insult from his ene mies. The last stone to whose crushing weight he is susceptible has been burled. Stephen is dead! The disciples come. They take him up. They wash away the blood from the wounds. They straighten out the bruised limbs. They brush back the tangled liuir from the brow, and then they pass around to look upon the calm countenance of him who hail lived for the poor and died for the truth. Stephen asleep! I have seen the sea driven with the hurricane until the tangled foam caught in the rigging, and wave rising above wave seemed as if about to storm the heavens, and then I have seen the tempest drop, and the waves crouch, and everything be come smooth anil burnished as though a camping place for the glories of heaven. So 1 have seen a man whose life ha* been tossed ami driven, coming down at last to an in finite calm, in which t here was the hush of heaven's lullaby. Stephen asleep! I saw such an one. Ile fought all his days against poverty and aguiust abuse. They traduced uis name. They rattled at the door knob while he was dying, with duns for debts ho could not nay; yet. the pbaceof (foil brooded over his pillow, and while the world faded, heaven dawned, and the deepening twilight of earth’s night w'as only the opening twi light of heaven’s morn. Not a sigh. Not a tear. Not u struggle. Hush! Stephen asleep 1 I have not the faculty to tell the weather. I can never tell by the setting sun whether there will be a drought or not. I cannot tell by the blowing of the wind whether it will be fair weather or foul on the morrow. But I can prophesy, and I will prophesy what weather it will Iki when you, the Chris tian, come to die. You may have it very rough now. it may bo this week one an noyance, the next another annoyance. It may lie this year one bereavement, the next another bereavement. Before this year has passed you may have to beg for bread, or ask for a scuttle of coal or a jtair of shoes; but spread your death couch amid the leaves of the forest, or make it out of the straw of a pauper’s hut, (lie wolf in the jungle howling close by, or inexorable cred iters jerking the pillow from under your dying head—Christ will come in and dark ness will go out. And though there may he no baud to close your eyes, and no breast on which to rest your dying head, and no candle to lift the night, tiie odors of Hod's hanging garden wilT regale your soul, and at your liedside will halt the chariots of the King. No more rents to pay, no more agony because flour has gone up, no more struggle with “the world, the flesh and the c. /il, hut. peace—long, deep, everlasting peace. Stephen asleep! “Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which noun ever wske to weep; A cahu urul undisturiied repose, Uninjured by the last of foes. “Asleep in Jesus, far from thee TUy kindred mid their graves may be; Hut there is still a blemu el sleep, From which none ever wake to weep.” You have seen enough for one morning. No one can successfully examine more than five pictures in a ilay. Therefore we step, having seen this cluster of divine Raphaels Stephen gazing into heaven; Stephen looking at Chirist; Stephen stoned; Stephen in his (lying prayer; Stephen asleep. A PRETTY GEORGIA VILLAGE, Something About Oliver, Ita Situation, Advantage* and People. Oliver, (la., is a progressive little town in Herlven county, situated on the Central railroad, forty-five miles from .Savannah, two miles from the Ogeeehee river, and ton miles from Hudson’s Ferry on the Ha vannuh river. It i* well located, it* eleva tion being thirty-five feet above the level of the river and it is free from malarial dis ease*. There ha* not linen a case of malarial fever in the town for twenty-seven years. The town Ik located on a high plain, sur rounded for a considerable distance by a most beautiful grove of oak ami cedar, all of natural growth. There is a delightful spring of ever-flowing water near by, and within IKK) yards is a large stream, which is well supplied with llsii. Mosquitoes are almost unknown. Unfortunately the lands around the railroad station have I men en cuinhered and not obtainable till within the past twelve months. If they could have been obtained Oliver would Is 1 far in ad vance of many of her sister villages on the line of the old Central. The village now contains a post office, with two mails |-r day, an express office, freight depit, two general merchandise house*, one blacksmith shop, two physicians, two dentist*, one church for whites and two for colored, a limt-rla** water mill, cotton gin, ten residences, and lust, but not least, a flourishing school. Several new buildings arc now in course of erection. Up to within six months ago there was no warehouse here. Hindi the erection of a warehouse the freight shipped to and from this point has more than doubled. The society here is all that could be desired. It is intelligent and refined. There has nff been an arrest since the war. Not a hoiisonas ever been broken into, nor a theft of any kind committed. With all its attractions, both natural anil artificial, Oliver is bound to have a bright future. Havemeyor's Loss Nearly $2,000,000. Green Point, L. 1., June 12.—According to a statement made to-day to the reporter of the Associated Frees by an employe of the Havemeyer Sugar Refining Company, the losses by the great Are of .Saturday are nearer $2,000,000 than $1,000,000. A Total Wreck. Providence, R. 1., June 12. The steamer Achillea, before' reisirted ashore on Block Island, Inis been abandoned by ita wi eckers. Her keel is badly broken and her bottom Is so much damaged the divers can do nothiug with her. t PRICE aIO A YEAR. I j 3 CENTS A COPY, f KNIVES’TERRIBLE WORK TWO NEGROES HACK EACH OTHER TO THE DEATH. The Steamer Lawrence Strikes a Log in the Oconee River and Kinks-N Lives Lost- Railroad Accident at Austell -New Coaches for Austell’l Dummy Railroad. Screven, Ga., June 12.—Last night a* Dale’s Mills, two miles east of here, Harr! son Reeves and Louis Parry, colored, had s difficulty, both using knives freely, whiefc resulted in the latter receiving several b 4 wounds. The supposition is the trouble origh nated through some misunderstanding ovel a game of cards. It is not probable tha| Parry will recover, No attempt lias v<R been made to arrest Reeves. AUSTELL'S NEWS. Negro Run Over and Killed -Neg Coaches for the Dummy Railroad. Austell, fix., June 11.—To-day at II o’clock a north-bound East Tennessee freighl train ran over and instantly killed an an known negro man on the Sweetwater bridge about half a mile from here. The mas made no effort, to get off-the bridge, a* probably he did not hear or see the train and there being a sharp curve 150 yard! from the bridge, the engineer could not stop He was about 75 years old and no one her* was able to identify him. The road tool charge of his remains. Two coaches for the Austell Dummy I,ini arrived yesterday from New York, and thi company will he prepared to run trains U the new springs and Pavilion .Sunday. STEAMER LAWRENCE SUNK. Strikes a Log in the Oconee Rival and Goes to the Bottom. Tennille, Ga., June 12.— The steams* Lawrence, Capt. R. C. Henry, on th* Oconee river, while trying to steer clear al a raft ran against a log, and sank in flftce* feet of water, twenty miles below Dublin The cargo consisted principally of navaj stores, which may be saved, with the ms chinery. The bout is a total wreck. Till loss is $6,000, and no insurance. Mr. Johl Graham, the engineer, came near losing hi* lifo by the shifting of freight. JACKSONVILLE TOPICS. Narrow Escape From Drowning • Death of a St. Augustine Physician. Jacksonville, Fi.a., June 12.—Dr. Joh E. Peck, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Ht. Augustine, died last, night at St. Augustine of parnlysis of the heart. A party of fifteen young men wero on\ sailing on the river this afternoon and George H. McDonell, a prominent young man, accidentally fell overboard. Shortly afterward the boat itself capsized, thus pr® venting the rescue of McDonell. The toal was finally righted and McDonell was even* tually rescued after living twenty minute! in the water. PLAYGROUNDS OF THE PEOPLE. Some of the Scenes to be Witnessed In the Parks After Dark. New York, June 11.—One very foggy night last week, as I stepped out of the Hoff! man House, I was approached by a tonev® lent looking Old gentleman who stopped me. “Pardon me," he said, “hut I have hoe puxzlml hi know whitt. those lights up thert are supitorted by. Can you bill me r Following the direction of his Anger 1 saw that he referred to the electric light if Madison square. The fog entirely hid th< supporting pole and made it appear at though the lights were floating in the air, I had hardly finished my explanation to tht old gentleman when the fog lifted and thf whole of yie square was revealed, with itf dark foliage and the patches of light on tht two walks. It was it lieautilul scene an< my country friend let a sigh of pleasure * cape him. I left him and crossed overt* the little park. Although the night up t* this time had boon very damp, the bench)* were nearly all occupied. The occupant! were people of all ages and natioualitiee. On one bench sat two homeless tramn vainly endeavoring to apjieur awake, ao m to deceive the wutchful eye of the police man. A short distance away, on a benci withdrawn into the shadow of a large niapl< tree, sat two lowly lovers with their arnu around each other’s waists. They wen silently gazing at the beautiful scenes befors them. A little further on were two neigh burly Ocnnan mothers with their babel asleep in their arms. They had come ore! from the crowded tenement district on tht i-ast side to get a breath of fresh air. Just then two fat little bow-legged men, wlt| pipes in their mouths, npproaehed. TheJ were the husbands of the two Germaa women. To them, as well as to the othera this little patch of green in the deaert o( stone around them was a great pleasun ground, whose benefit* were not to be likelj considered. Toward the Twenty-tliirJ street end of the square the benche* were more thickly crowded together, and tin vounger and noisier persons occupied then*. Here boys and girls were playing games of the tar walks. The merry shout* of free! young voices resounded through the air an* amused the older people, who were watch) ing their frolics. There is not a city in he country where i similar scene could lie olwervod. In tht centre of one of the most busy thorough farm in the city, surrounded on all sides bj immense buildings devoted to business and large hotels, this little park is ueverthehw as much shut out from all the noise and clangor of busy life as though it had lieen located up in 'Harlem. Exactly similar to it Is Union Square and, of the two. the lat ter is more frequented by the poorer people. It is in a more democratic neighborhood and further away from the freezing influ ence of the aristocratic clubs and hotels. To the working people who live in the vi cinity, or near enough hi be able to walk to them, these parks are more lieneflcial and a source of greater delight than the gioat Central Park. The latter is hedged in by so manv east-iron rule*, and i* controlled by so many dangerous and blackguarding policemen that the pleasure of going thers is frequently marred by the sight of soma exasiieratuig injustice. Besides, the poor mau who lives in the neighborhood of 1 nion H iuare cunnot always afford to pay 10c ear fare to go to Central Park for a few houiiv. But wha ever may tie said in favor of Cen tral Park in the daytime, at night, at least, there U no comparison, for it is legally closed at 0 o'clock, whereas the squares ara always open. ~ , The big electric lights which are mounted on the hip of the lofty poles which stand in the centre of each of the squares are dis tinguishing marks of the city. They can be seen from any port of the harbor on the North or Fast River, towering far above the city. Union square is frequently used ■ a central point from which to review parades and as iui open uir meeting place. Madison square is more frequently used as ft review ing place for military parades. 1 Cbarum J. Robehault.