OCR Interpretation

The morning news. [volume] (Savannah, Ga.) 1887-1900, June 13, 1887, Image 1

Image and text provided by Digital Library of Georgia, a project of GALILEO located at the University of Georgia Libraries

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063034/1887-06-13/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

1 *l. 11. EBTILL Editor aud Proprietor, f
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
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.
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
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. ”
It is njniored that Emperor William and
the Czar will have an interview during the
military manoeuvres in West Prussia next
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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&
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
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.
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.
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."
Shots Exchanged In Texas With Fatal
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.

xml | txt