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• j jj ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor, f ,v HORROR of anew kind an EXPLOSION ON a TRAIN BLOWS 17 HOUSES TO ATOMS. Eight Persona Perish in the Fire that Follows— Thirty Peojile More or Less Seriously Injured— Twelve Cars Torn to Splinters The Monetary Loss $75,000. Mount Carmel, Pa., May 6.—Between [0 ami H o’clock last night a terrible ac •ident occurred on the Philadelphia and 'heading railroad between this place and locust Gap. Freight train No. 67, consist ngof seventy-five cars, bound for Wil lamsport, became disconnected by the jreaking of a coupling and the engine and iree cars ran half a mile before the crew liscovered that the train was divided. The list section awaited the arrival of the ecomi at the foot of a heavy grade, and wo brakemen, losing control of section two, t dashed into the first section, causing an xplosion in the the third car, which was oadei with Dupont powder. WHERE TIIE HORROR COMES IN. At the scene of the accident the railroad uns along a steep hill, at the bottom of finch stood two rows of houses occupied ivthe Philadelphia and Reading Coal and ron Company’s employes. On the hillside lood a little cottage occupied by Johu Jnimi and his family of four children, two joys and two giris. The force of the explo io’n wrecked the buildings,seventeen in all, md the stoves set fire to the ruins. EIGHT BURNED TO DEATn. Quinn and his two little girls were burned Dashes. Tho two boys escaped with burns. Simon Kerwick’s family consisred of (ary and Willie Cavanaugh, adopted chil iren, aged respectively 8 and 14 years: )atiiel Kerwick, aged 8 years, Alice Ker rick, aged ii L and his wife and anew born abe. Mr. Kerwick carried his wife from lie burning building, but the children were urued to death. THIRTY INJURED. Thirty persons were injured, the most eriously lining: „ Mas. Miles Dougherty, leg broken, iruised and cut. Mrs. Matheas, mother of Mrs. Dough rtv, cut, bruised and hiternally injured. Mart, daughter of Mrs. Miles, neck cut ad bruised. Andrew McElee, right eye destroyed ad neck cut. John Doni.an, left hand amputated and ut about the limbs. Mrs. Patrick McManus, injured by lissiles. Mrs. Simon Kerwick suffering from a bock. Her condition is serious. Several of the injured were sent to tinersport. In all twelve cars were destroyed and eventeen houses with their furniture. All the windows in the Locust Gap lurches and schools were broken and the b iis blown off. In Mount Carmel largo store windows rero broken. The total loss is estimated at $75,000. Wrecking crews have the road open again or travel. PLANS OF CONGRESS. he Elver and Harbor BUI May Be Passed—Tariff Talk. Washington, May 6.—The proceedings a the House of Representatives during the resent week promise to be a repetition of lose of last week, with a change in the mne-s of the speakers. The only break in be tariff debate that appears to be among he possibilities is contingent upon the uccess of the effort which is now being nedo to secure sufficient support for the iver and harbor biil to insure its passage by the House to-morrow uuder a suspension at the rules. Chairman Blanchatd has rranged to he recognized to make a suitablo notion, but he will do so only upon assur mce of success. IN THE SENATE. In the Senate the laud grant forfeiture bill holds its right of way in the morning hour and the animal industry bill and copy tight biil have the rights of way after 'i D’clock The pensi in appropriation bill is likoly to be reported during the week but it will probably not be pushed to the front for con sideration unless tho unfinished measures • ready pending are disposed of earlier than seems likely to be the case. The North Dakota nil still awaits a favorable opportunity lor discussion, but can bo mentioned only as a possii ility lor the coining week. Consider sble time is likely to be spent in secret ses sion.—first upon the Chinese treaty, and when that measure is disposed of upon the fisheries treaty. BELL TELEPHO sE LITIGATION. 4 Possibility That the Supreme Court will Reopen the Case. Washington, May 6.—Tho petition fora rehearing in the telephone suit, so far as * Drawbaugh issue is concerned, will be ■ri in the Supremo Court to-morrow by aiker C. Chandler, Senator Edmunds, ■stmaster General Dickinson, and the i'T counsel for tho Drawbaugh interest 3 f'wd the brief. As Judge nsPh' r , WI . n °t have taken his scat an ,;,r Justlce l, y next Saturday, when the iiliL r “H 0n "ould in due courso bo on a'km ’? the oonr t, the court, since it anH ! t S for th term 0,1 Monday, May 14, ( 48 Justice Gray cannot act on account fam i ar 3® holdings of Bell >stock in his am.liol’i 110 . ,lecis > v e vjto on tho Lumon tll | l , wil ’ lie cast Ly Justice inuv tv,’ W ° las never heard the Case, and > ben dole vote to have it reheard. It is tho t l ll,l ' a ! ls B jsro that Justicj Mathews, or li-T' "_?*-hoi' Justices who votod to sustain Vishil. ° rif y before, may no:, doom it ad iho ■! l H ‘ o, ' e ' l tho case if the petition uiv .' Mas "" a hle grounds for doing so. In tonniMj < ? urt w °uld not lav likely to j u ,i ' t'‘ date for rehearing tho emo before uu &s fuller is seated as Chiof Justice. ATHIRST. only Thre e Btatoa Where There Haa Been too Much Rain. ashinoton, -May 6.—Tho weather crop 1111 tailed by tho Signal Office says: llrl "g the past week tho woather has •s cm "i? V i“ r<l b ,p> tor growing crops in Min is- u J ''h°ta and Nebraska, wiiore seed # nn ® n temporarily suspended, owing sun k-'*'" u ' avy rajns - 1,1 Illinois, Mis ("ati, ~‘"‘ s ' u '.’ Arkansas and Louisiana the rowie ,“ tts generally favorable, and UrinvH, uru PA have probably improved outhV 1 Mississippi, Alabama, ' cr o V,“ olinn , a, . ld *'“-’ r th Carolina, rain lltUuuvKi ,180,led for n! l growing crops. J hn usual amonnt of rain eim, „ n ,10 > Indiana Kentucky and UUlnHl 'ous and well distributed ktek . 00 'j urr I ln g in those State during tho Slut n?fS dou httoas resulted in improve <ll,. An*. oro P conditions. In the Mid states the weather has been fruit , n ,i, or nU growing crops, including And farm work is progressing rap- FULLER'S CONFIRMATION. Edmunds Inclined to Delay Action Out of Spite. Washington, May 6.—At its meeting to morrow, the Senate Committee on Judici ary will consider the nomination of Mel ville W. Fuller to bo Chief Justice of the United States. Mr. Edmunds is disposed to delay action because his recommendation of Minister Phelps was not heeded. He says the nomination must take the usual course, including reference to a sub-com mittee, but be will not be able to delay it long. A favorable report will speedily be made. The nomination is simply unexceptionable. Everything fjhat Las been said to those members of the committee who do not know Judge Fuller by the men who do, Republicans and Democrats alike, has been in the high est degree complimentary. Tho Senate will probably confirm the new Chief Jus tice this week. The Supreme Court is in reaess till Monday of next week, when he w " probably take his seat on the bench. The court will then adjourn for the term. EDMUNDS AND THE FISH, The Executive Session Proceedings to be Reported. Washington, May 6.—The Edmunds majority report against the fisheries treaty, and the Morgan minority report in favor of it, having been formally read, in the next meeting of the Committee on Foreign Rela tions, they will be formally presented in the next succeeding executive session of the Senate. The Senate will proceed as soon as possible to consider thorn, devoting suc cessive days to their consideration in execu tive session. Mr. Hoar’s resolution providing that the official stenographer of the Senate shall take down tbe proceedings on this treaty in the executive sessions to make public subsequently so much of them as is deemed advisable, will be adopted, so that the report and the speeches for and against may be gotten before the country. The treaty will be rejected by a strict party vote. BISHOP FOWLER ON SIN. It is Only Punished on Account of the Demands of the innocent. New York, May 6. —All of the five gal leries and the mammoth lower floor of the Metropolitan Opera House were crowded this afternoon at a mass meeting of Metho dists, given under the auspices of the New York City Church Extension and Mis sionary Society. The meeting was opened by Rev. Dr. Ensign McChesney, of St. Paul M. E. Church, on Fourth avenue. The ser mon was preached by Bishop Charles H. Fowler, D. D., L.L. D., of San Fran cisco. He spoke of tho death of Jesus Christ to save mankind. He said that it was the coarsest and most brutal cruelty to punish the innocent for the guilty, but Christ died to save the world. SIN HAS NO RIGHTS. “Sin,” he continued, “is not punishable on its own account, not because of its de merits, and there is nothing in justice mak ing it neeossary to punish sin, because it is sin, but it is punished because of the demands of the innocent. Sin has no right, not even the right to be punished. Righteousness com mands justice. Law must have the sanction of a penalty, otherwise it will be only ad vice.” In conclusion. Bishop Fowler said that Christ was exempt from penalty in dying to save tho world. Groups of clergy men about the opera house discussed w ith great interest these views of the Bishop after the close of the meeting. A TAR HEEL TERROR. His La3t Murder so Cruel That He is Riddled Beyond Recognition. Raleigh, N. C., May 6.—A special to the News and Observer from Washington, N. C., says: “Yesterday evening Thomas Frazier, an employe of Joshua H. Cox, an extensive lumberman of that place, entered, the store of Cox and demanded liquor, which was refused. Cox then left the store and started off, when Frazier picked un a double-barrel gun loaded with buckshot and fired both charges into Cox’s back, kill ing him instantly. Frazier fled, blit was caught ana placed under a strong guard, as fears of violence were entertained. During the night a crowd of masked men took him from the prison, bound and gagged him, carried him to tho scene of the murder and fired tho contents of numerous weapons into his body, literally riddling him and mutilating his body beyond recognition. Frazier was a desperate character, having already co omitted several murders. DYING IN THE SWAMPS. The Lowndes County Rioters Paying for 'lheir Lawlessness. Montgomery, Ala., May 6. —Two ne groes who were in the fight at Sandy Ridge, Lowndes county, on Friday, are reported to be fatally wounded, no hopes being entertained of their recovery. The wounded men were taken to the swamps bv their friends, and only ono of them has been seen by any white man. Their names are Kit Webb and “Shack” M ans. Bob Meriwether is reported to bo iu the swamps wounded. The five ringleaders gave thomselves up to-day, saying their followers have gone back on them since tho visit of the military Friday and Saturday. None of the negroes are dead. Evonnesa of the Tariff Debate. Washington, May 6.—The time of the general debate on the tariff bill hast boon so equally distributed that there is only eight minutes difference between the sides. Twenty-six hours and forty minutes have been occupied by the friends of the bill, and 2*l hours and Mi! minutes by its opponents. Eight days remain, it there are r>o inter ruptions the debate will closo Tuesday week, Mr. Carlisle speaking last, preceded on Tuesday by Mr. Hud, an I on Monday by M. P. Breckinridge and Mr. McKinley. All the time during the coming six days has been assigned to different members. The many other applicants, who had to be de nied, will have to get leave to print. Elver and Harbor Prospects. Washington, May 0 —Chairman Mills will move to-morrow that the House con tinue the tariff debate. Chairman Blanch ard will oppose this with a motion to pass the river ami harbor bill under a suspension of the rules. Mr. Blanchard tried to gi t Mr. Mills to give way for this motion, but Mr. Mills refined on the ground that the river and harbor Mil was too big to be put through the House under n suspension of the rules. Mi'. Blanchard has soot a printed appeal to every memlier of tho House to vote with him to-morrow. Ho think*he will get almost all the Republican votes and enough Democratic votes to give him two-thirds. All Play and No Study. Hanover, N. H., May o.—The Dart mouth faculty have deluded that the stu dents must drop foot ball, base ball or gen eral athletics, because of the excessive amount of time and money reaui*d to conduct them all. A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. One Man Killed Outright and the En gineer Apt to Dio. Pittsburg, May 6.—A spocial from Steu benville, 0., to the Pittsburg Dispatch, says: “At 1 o’clock this afternoon a terri ble calamity occurred on the Cleveland and Pittsburg railroad, about three miles above this city at McKanua station. As the train of Miller & Freeman's circus was passing this point through a deep oijt, known as the Backbone, it met a landslide which threw the engine and live cars from the track, pil ing them up in a confused and broken mass. The cars are badly broken and will likely be burned, while the engine is turned over and lies directly across the track. HORRIBLY SCALDED. A. H. Stillwell, of Wellsville, 0., the en gineer, was terribly scalded, and it isfeared that lie has received internal injuries. Elmer Ellsworth, of Columbus, 0., a colored cook, was killed outright. Tiie passenger coaches, containing the performers, were uninjured, as were also the cars containing the horses. The train was running at a speed of twenty-five or thirty miles an hour, and the shock was terrific. The escape of the passenger and horse coaches was miraculous. The cars containing the wagons and other paraphernalia are complete wrecks, and their contents cover the track. Fireman Stillwell saved himself by jump ing. For the past two weeks workmen have been removing overhanging rocks in the cut. They loosened the dirt and allowed it to fill up the track. BISMARCK SURE OF PEACE. Boulangerism Not Considered a Source of Danger. Berlin, May 6. —It is stated that Prince Bismarck expressed to Carl Schurz his posi tive conviction that the peace of Europe would be maintained. The Chancellor said he thought that the reinstatement of Gen. Bogandovich by the Russian government afforded no ground for apprehensions. He was confident that the Czar’s word would prove more powerful than that of Gen. Ignatieff and his partisans. With regard to France the Chancellor said that the dis turbance of peace through any Boulanger adventure was out of the question. On this point he spoke with such emphasis that Mr. Schurz gathered that Prince Bismarck desired that his views, which were so much at variance with those of the press, should lie made known. Mr. Schurz has gone to Hamburg. He will return here in June. EMPEROR WILLIAM’S DECORATIONS. St. Petersburg, May 6.—Gen. von Schweinitz, ihe German Ambassador here, has returned to the Czar the Russian dec orations worn by the late Emperor William, in accordance with the latter’s desire. The Ambassador acknowledged the high dis tinction conferred upon the wearer. The Czar was greatly moved bv this mark of cordial attachment of the dead monarch. FRANCE’S EASTERN SQUADRON. Shanghai, May 6.—The French eastern sqadron has been ordered to rendezvous at Yokohama and there to await sealed orders from home. POLITICS IN FRANCE. Result of the Municipal Elections— Boulanger’s Book. Paris, May 6. —Municipal elections were held throughout Frauce to-day. In Nnutes twenty-four Conservatives and nine Republicans were returned, replacing twenty-four Republicans and nine Conseva tives. In the Javel quarter of Paris Chanviere (Revolutionary Socialist) was elected. The League of Patriots has issued a man ifesto in which Gen. Boulanger is styled the leader of the National party. Copies of the first installment of Gen. Boulanger’s work on the German invasion, which will be brought out next Tuesday, are to be distributed gratis throughout France. In the preface to his work Gen. Boulanger again sets forth the Bou'angerist policy, and slates that the object of bis book is simply to draw a profitable lesson from the events of 1870. The salient point of the preface is the General’s advocacy of the right of the army to have a voice in the question of peace or war. FREDERICK FEVERISH. His Breathing Difficult and Rapid—The Day Tolerably Quiet. Berlin, May 6. —Tho Emperor was fever ish during last night. He was frequently disturbed by increased discharge of pus. His temperature rose to nearly 39*. By morning it had fallen to 3T.9", but the Em peror felt exhausted and the doctors ad vised him not to leave his bed. To-day there has boon no discharge of pus and the patient has had a tolerably quiet day. His face lias a fairly healthy color and his eyes are bright, his breathing, however, isdifticult ana rapid. The Emperor is always pleased when he makes himself understood by signs an and whistiers. He Amis writing irksome. Tho Empress has recovered from her at tack of neuralgia. To-day she drove to Berlin to visit Empress Augusta. ANOTHER ABSCESS BREAKS. Berlin, May 6, 11 p. m. —Another ab scess has broken in tho Emperor's throat. HUNDREDS KILLED BY HAIL. Delhi and Moradahad Visited by Dis astrous Storms. London, May 6. —Dispatches from India announce that Delhi and Moradahad havo been visited by disastrous hail storms. About 150 persons have been killed. The hail stones wore flat and oval in shape, and some of them weighed os much as two pounds. At Kaeobati, iu Bengal, twenty persons were killed, 200 were severely in jured, and 2,000 huts were destroyed. Mr. Pendleton Out of the Hospital. Berlin, May o.—Mr. Pendleton, tho United Slates Minister, has fully recovered. He left the hospital at Wiesbaden yeste - day and is residing at the hotel of the “Four Bcasous,” awaiting tho arrival of h’s family. Brazil’s Emperor 111. Rome, May o.—The Tribune says the Emperor of Brazil is seriously ill at Aldan. The Enqieror is feverish and doctors have been summoned from Home and Naples for consultation. The Rescript Condemned. Dublin, May o.—All the league branches of Limerick have condemned the papul re script. Eastman Etchings. Eastman, Ga., May 6.—The people look with general favor and encouragement upon a movement to start another newspaper in Eastman. At a temperance convention yesterday C. B. Parker mid D. T. Daugnty wore elected as delegates to the Btate Temper ance Coavenlion, to meet is Atlanta on May 8. SAVANNAH, GA„ MONDAY, MAY 7, 1888. A PROFITLESS BARGAIN. THE FOLLY OF LOSING THE SOUL TO GAIN THE WORLD. Rev. Talmage Talks to the Bargain- Makers of His Congregation The Imposlbility of Obtaining a Good Title to the World—Death Don’t Walt for Write of Ejectment. Brooklyn, May 6.— At the Tabernacle to-day Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage announced as the subject pf his sermon “Loss and Gain,” and his text was: “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain tho whole world, and lose his own soul?”—Mark \aii, 36. lam accustomed, Sabbath by Sabbath, to stand before an audience of bargain makers. There may' be men in all occupa tions sitting before me, yet the vast ma jority of them, lam very well aware, are engaged from Monday morning to Satur day night in the store. In many of the fain iliesof my congregation, across tho break fast table and tho tea table are discussed questions of loss and gain. You are every day asking yourself: “What is the vaiuo of this* What is the value of that?” You would not think of giving something of greater value for that which is of lesser value. You would not think of selling that which cost you ten dollars for five dollars. If you had a property that was worth fif teen thousand dollars, you would not sell it for four thousand dollars. You are intelli gent in all matters of bargain-making. Are you as wise in the things that pertain to the matters of the soul? Christ adapted his instructions to the circumstances of those to whom he spoke. When ho talked to fishermen, ho spoke of the Gospel not. When he talked to the farmers, he said; “A sower went forth to sow.” When he talked to the shepherds he told the parable of tho lost sheep. Aud am I not right when speak ing this morning to an audience ma le up of bargain-makers, that I address them in tho words of my text, asking: “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain tho whole world, and lose his own soul?” I propose, as far as possible, to estimate ami com pare the value of two properties. First, i havo to say that the world is a very grand property. Its flowers are God’s thoughts in bloom. Its rocks aro God’s thoughts in stone. Its dew-drops are God’s thoughts in pearl. This world is God’s child —a way r ward child indead; it has waudered off through the heavens. But about eighteen hundred and eighty-eight years ago, one Christmas night, God sent out a sister world to call that wanderer back, and it hung over Bethlehem only long enough to get the promise of the wanderer’s return, and now that lost world, with soft feec of light, comes 1 reading back through the heavens. The hills, how beautiful they billow up, the edge of the wave white with the foam of crocuses! How beautiful tho rainbow, the arched bridge on which heaven and earth come and talk to each other in tears, after the storm is over! How niniblo the feet of the lainp-lightors that iu a few minutes set all the dome of the nignt ablaze with brackets of fire! How bright tho oar of tho saffron cloud that rows across the deep sea of heaven! How beautiful the spring, with bridal blossoms in her hair! 1 wonder who it is that beats time on a Juno morning for the bird orchestra. How gently the harebell tolls its fragrance on the air! There may be grander worlds, swarthier worlds, larger worlds than this; but I think that this is a most exquisite world—a mignonette on the bosom of im mensity! “Oh,” you say, “take my soul? give mo that world I lam willing to take it in exchange. 1 ain ready now for tho bargain. It is so beautiful a world, so sweet a world, so grand a world I” But let us look more minutely into tho value of this world. You will not buy property unless you can get a goo 1 title to it. After you have looked at tne property and found out that it suits you, you send an attorney to tho public office, and he exam ines the book of deeds, and tlio book of mortgages, and the book of judgments, and the book of liens, and ho deciitos whether tiie title is good before you will have any thing to do with it. Tnoro might be'a splendid property, and in every way ex actly suited to your want; but if you can not got a good title, you will not tako it. Now, I am here this morning to say that it is impossible to get a good title to this world. If I settle down upon it, in the very year I so settle down upon it as a perma nent possession, I may bo driven away from it. Aye, in five minutes after I give un my soul for thb world I may have to port'with the world; and what kind of a title do you call that? There is only one way in which I can hold an earthly possession', and that is through the senses. All beaut ful sights through the eye, but the eye may be blotted out; all captivating sounds through the ear, but my oar may be deafened; nil luscious ness of fruits and viands through my taste, but iny taste may bo destroyed; all appre ciation of culture and of art through my mind, but I may lost my mind. Want a frail hold, then, I have up in any earthly possession! In courts of law, if you want to get a man off a property, you must serve upon him a writ of ejectment, giving him a certain time to vacate the premises; but when death comes to us and serves a writ of ejectment, he does not give us one second of forewarning. He says: “Off of this place! You have no right any longor in the posses sion.” Wo might cry out: “I gave you a hundred thousand dollars for that pro perty;” the plea would bo of no avail. We might say: “Wo have a warrantee deed for that, property:” tho plea would be of no avail. Wo might say: “Wo have a lien on that store-house;” that would do us no good. Death is blind, mid he can not see a seal, and can not read an indenture. So that, first and last, I want to tell you that when you propose that I give up my soul tor the ivorla, you can not give me the first item of title. Having examined tho tillo of a property, your next question is alxmt insurance. You yould not he silly enough to buy a largo warehouse that could not possibly be in sured. You would not have anything to do with such a property. Now, I ask you what assurance can you give mo that this world is not going to b • burned up* Abso lutely none. Geologists tell us it Is already on fire; that, the heart of the world is one great living coal; that it is just like a ship on fire at soa, tho flames not bursliug out because tho hatche.s are kopt down. And yet you propose to palm off on me, in re turn for my soul, a world for which, in tho first place, you gave no title, and iu the second place, for wldch you can give no insurance. “Oh,” you say, “the water of the oceuus will wash over all the land and put out tho fire.” Oh, no. There are in flammable elements in the water, hydro gen and oxygen. Call off tho hydrogen and then the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would blaze like heaps of shavings. You want ine to take this world, for which you can give no possible insurance. Astronomers have swept their telescopes through tho sky, and have found out tout there have been thirteen worlds, in the last two centuries, that havo disappeared. At first they looke I just like other worlds. Then they got deeply red—they were on fire. Then they got ashen, *ho wing they were burned down. .Then they disappears I, showing that even the ashes w ere scatle ed. And it the geologist be right in his proph ecy, then our world is to go In the same i way. Aud yet you want nte to exchange | ltiv soul for it. Ah, no; it is a world that iis burning now. Suppose you brought an insurance agent to look at your property for the purpose of giving you a policy upon it, and while ho stood in front of the house he should say: “That house is on tire now in tho basomeut.,” vou could not get any insurance upon it. Yet you talk about [ this world as though it were a sale invest ment, as though you could get some insur ance upon it, when down in the basement it is on lire. I remark, also, that this world is a prop erty, with which everybody who has taken it as a possession has had trouble. Now, 1 know a large roach ot land that is not built on. I ask what is the matter, and they reply t hat everybody who has had anything to do with that property got into trouble about it. It is just so with this world; everybody that has had anything to do with it . as a possession, has been in perplex ity. How was it with Lord Byron* Did he not sell his immortal soul for the purpose of getting tho world? Was ho satisfied witn the possession? Alas! alas! the poem graphically describes his ca e when it suys: “Drank every cup of Jov, . Heard every trump of fame; Drank early, deeply drank. Drank draughts which common millions might nave quenched, Then died of thirst, because there was no more to drink.’’ Oh, yes, ho had trouble with it; and so did Napoleon. Alter conquering nations by tho force of tho sword, lie lies down to die, His entire possession the military boots that ho insisted on having upon his foot while he was dying. So it has been with men who had better ambition. Thackeray, one of the most genial and lovable souls, after ho had won the applause of all intel ligent lands through his wonderful genius, sits down in a restaurant in Paris, looks to tho other end of the room, and wonders whose that forlorn and wretched face is; rising up after a while, he finds that it is Thackeray in tho mirror. Oh, yes, this world is a cheat. Talk about a ninn gain ing the world! Who ever gained half of the world? Who ever owned a hemisphere? Who ever gained a continent* Who ever owned Asia? Who ever gained a city? Who ever owned Brooklyn? Talk about gaining the world I No man ever gained it, or the hundred-thousandth part of it. You are demanding that I sell niy soul, not for the world, but for a fragment of it. Here is a man who has had a large estate for forty or fifty years. He lies down to die. You say; “That man is worth millions and millions of dollars.” Is he? You call up a sur veyor, with Ids compass and chains, aud you say: “There is a property extending three miles in one direction and three miles in another direction.” is that the wav to measure that man’s property? No! You do not want any surveyor with his compass and chains. That is not the way you want to measure that man’s property now. It is an undertaker that you need, who will come and put his finger in his vest pocket and tako out a tape line, and ho will meas ure five feet nine inches one way and two feet and a half tho other way. That is the man’s property. Oh, no, I forgot; not so much as that, for ho does not own even the place in which he lies in the ceme tery. The deod to that belongs to the executors aud the heirs. Oh, what a prop erty you propose to give me for my soul! If you sell a bill of goods, you go into the counting room, and say to your partner: “Do you think that man is good for this bill? Cun he give proper security? Will he meet this payment?” Now, when you are offered this world as a possession, I want you to test tho matter. Ido not want you to go into this bargain blindly. I want you to ask about the title, about the insur ance, about whether men have ever had any trouble with it, about whether you can keep it, about whether you can get all, or tho ten-thousandth, or one hundred thou- Kjiiitit.il part of it. There is the world now. I shall say no morp about it. Make up you mind for yourself, as I shall, before God, have to make up my mind for myself about the valuo of this world. I cannot afford to make a mistake for my soul, and you can not afford to make a mistake for your soul. Now let us look at the other property— the soul. We cannot make a bargain with out seeing tlio comparative value. The soul! How shall I estimate the value of it! Well, by its exquisite organization. It is the most wonderful piece of machauism ever put together. Machinery is of value in proportion as it is mighty and silent at the same time. You look at the engine and the machinery in the Philadelphia Mint, and, as you see it performing its wonderful work, you will lie surprised to find how silently it goes. Machinery that roars and tears soon destroys itself; but silent machin ery is often most effective. Now so it is with the soul of man. with all its tremendous faculties—it moves in silence. Judgment, without any racket, lifting its scales; memory, without any noise, bringing down ull its treasures; con science taaiug its judgment-seat without any excitement; the understan ling and the will all doing their work. Velocity* ma jesty, might; but silence—donee. You listen at ihe door of your heart. You can hear no sound. The soul is all quiet. It is so delicate an instrument that no human hand can touch it. You break a bone, and with splinters and liandag s the surgeon sets it; the eye becomes inflamed, the apoth ecary's wash cools it; but a sole off the track, unbalanced, no human power can re adjust it. V.’ith one sweep of its wing it circles the universe, and ovei vaults the throne of God. Why, in tho hour of death the soul is so mighty, it throws uside the body as though it were u toy. It driv s hack medical skill as impotent. It breaks through the circle of loved ones who stand around the dying couch. With one leap, it springs beyond star and moon and sun, and chasms of immensity. Oh, it is a soui su|erior to ail material things! No (Irecan consume it; no floods cun drown it; no rocks can crush it; no walls can impede it; no tune can exhaust it. It wants no bridge on which to cross a chasm. It wants no plum met with wiiich to sound a depth. A soul so mighty, so swift, so silent, must be a priceless soul. 1 calculate tho value of the soul, also, by its capa ity for happiness. How much joy it can get in this world out of friendships, out of books, out of clouds, out of the sea, out of flowers, out of ten thousand things; and yet all tho joy it has here does not test its calamity. You are in a concert before the curtain hoists, and you hear the instru ments preparing- the sharp snap of the broken strl g, the scraping of the bow across the viol. “There is no music in that,” you say. It is only getting ready for the music. And ad the enjoyment of the soui in this world, tho enjoyment wo think is real enjoyment, is only preparative; it is only antieipative; it is only the first stages of the thing; it is only the entrance, thebe ginning of tbut which shall be the orchestral harmonios and splendors of Uie redeeme i. You cannot test the full power of the soul for happiness In this world. How mum jlower the soul has hero to find enjoyment in frleridshqis! hut oh, the grander friend ships for the soul in the skies! How sweet the flowers hero! but how much sweeter they will be there! I do not think that when flowers die on earth, they die forever. I think that the fragrance of the flowers is tho spirit tieing wafted away into gloiy. God says there are palm-trees in heaven and fruits iu heaven. If so, why not the spirits of the dead flowers' In the sunny valleys of heavea, shall not tho marigold creep? On the hills of heaven, will not the amaranth bloom? On the amethystine walls of heaven, will not jasmine climb? “My beloved is come down iu his garden to gather lilies.’’ No flowers in heaven? Where, then, do they get their garlands for the brows of the righteous? Christ is glorious to our souls now, but how much grander our appreciation after awhile! A conqueror comes back after the battle. He has been fighting for us. He comes upon the platform. Ho has one arm in a sling and the other arm holds a crutch. As he mounts the platform, Oh, the enthu siasm of the audience I They say: “That man fought for us, and imperilled his life for us;" and hoiv wild the huzza that fol lows huzza! When the Lord Jesus Christ shall at last stand out before the multitudes of the redeemed of heaven, and we meet him face to face, and feel that he was wounded in the head, and wounded in the hands, and wounded in the feet, and wounded in the* side for us, methiuks we will be overwhelmed. VVe will sit some time gazing in silence, until some leader amid the white-robed choir shall lift tlio baton of light and give the signal that it is time to wake the song of junitee, and all lieavon will then break forth into: “Ho zannul hozanna? hozanna! Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” 1 calculate further the value of the soul by the price that has been paid for it. In St. Petersburg there is a diamond that the government paid two hundred thousand dollars for. "Well,” you say, “It must have lieeti very valuable, ortho government would not have paid two hundred thousand dollars for it.” I want to see what my soul is worth, and what your soul is worth, by seeing what has been paid for it. For that, immortal soul, the richest blood that was ever shed, the deepest, groan t hat was over uttered, all the griefs of earth compressed into one tear, all the sufferings or earth gathered into one rapier of pain and struck through his holy heart. Hoes it not imply tremendous value? I argue, also, the value of the soul from the home that lias been fitted up for it in the future. One would have thought a street of adnmant would have done. No; it is a street of gold. One would have thought that n wall of granito would have done. No; it is the flatno of sardonyx ming ling with the green of emerald. One would have thought that, an ixioasional doxology would have done. No; it is a perpetual song. If the ages of heaven marened in a straight line, some day the last regiment, perhaps, might pass out of sight; but no, the ages of heaven do not march in a st raight line, but in a circle around about the throne of God; forever, forever, tramp, tramp! A soul so bought, so equipped so provided for, must be a priceless soul, a majestic soul, a tremendous soul. Now, you have seen the two properties —the world, the soul. One perishable, the other immortal. One unsatisfying, tho other capable of evor-increasing folicity. Will you trade? Will you trade even? Re member, it is the only investment you can make. If u man sell a bill of goods worth live thousand dollars, and he is cheated out of it, ho may get five thousand dollars somewhere else; but a man who invests his soul, Invests all. Losing that, he loses all. Saving that, he saves all. In the light of my text, it seems to me as if you were this morning offering your soul to the highest bidder; and I hear you say:' “What is bid for it, my deathless spirit? What is bid for it?” Satan says: “I’ll bid the world.” You say, “Begone I that is no equivalent. Sell my soul for the world? No! Begone.” But there is someone elso in tho audience not so wise as that. He says: “What is bid for my immortal soul?” Satan says: “I’ll bid the world.” “Tho world? Going at that, going 1 Gone 1” Gone forever! “What is tho thing of greatest price, The whole creation round? That which was lost in Parodies, That which la Christ is found. “Then let us gather round the cross. That knoivledge to obtain; Not by the soul's eternal loss. But everlasting gain.” Well, there are a great many people in the houso who say: “I will not sell my soul for tho world. I And the world is an unsatisfying portion.” Wlmt, then, will you do with your soul? Borne one whispers here: “I will give iny soul to Christ.” Will you? That Is the wisest resolution you ever made. Will you give it to Christ? When? To-morrow? No; now. I con gratulate )'ou if you have come to such a decision. <)h, if this morning tho eternal spirit* of God would comedown upon this audience, and show you the vanity of this world, and the immense importance of Christ’s religion, and tho infinite value of yourown immortal souls, what a house this would be! wlmt an hour this would be! what a moment ttds would be! Do you know that Christ has bought your soul? Do you know that lie lias paid an infinite price for it? Do you know that he is worthy of it? Will you give it to him now ? I was reading of a sailor who had just got ashore, and was telling about his last experience at sea. He said: “The time I crossed the ocean we hod a terrific time. After we had been out three or four days tho machinery got disarranged, and the steam I*!gan to escape, and the captain, gathering the people and the crew on dock, said: ‘Unless someone shall go down and shut off that steam, and arrange that ma chinery at the peril of his life, wo must all bo destroyed.’ He was not willing to go down himself. No one seemed willing to go. The passengers gathered at one end of the steamer waiting for their fate. The captain said: ‘1 give youa last warning. If there is no one hero willing to imperil his life and go down and fix tlmt machinery we must all bo lost.’ A plain sailor said: ‘l’ll go, sir;’ and he wrapped himself in a coarse piece of canvas and went down, and was gone but n few raiments, when tho escaping steam stopjmd, and the machinery was corrected. The captain cried out to tho pa-sengers: > All saved I Dot us go down below and see wlmt Ims become of the poor fellow.’ They went down. There he lay dead.” Vicarious suffering! Diodforall! Ob, do you sup pose that, thoe people on the ship ever for got, ever can forget that floor fellow? “No!” they nay; “it was through his sacri fice that I got, ashore.” The time came when our whole race must die unless some one should endure torture and sorrow and shame. Who shall come to the rescue? Bluill it bo one of the seraphim? Not one. Hiutli it he one of the cherubim? Not one. Blinll it be a:> inhabitant of some pure atid unfallsn world? Not one. Then Christ said: “D>l I come to do thy will, O God;" and he went down through the dark stairs of our sin and wretchedness, aud mi-sery and woo, ami he stopped tho peril, and lie died thut you and I might he fro*-. Oh, tho love! oh, too endurance! oh, the horrors of the sacr.ttc-il Hhall not our souls this morn ing go out toward him, saying: “Lord Jesus Christ , tak *my soul. Thou art worthy to have it. Tnou hast died to save it.” God help you this morning rightly to cipher out this sum in Gos|s-I arithmetic: “ What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain tile whole world, and lose his own soul?” Burning of a Barn. Blackshkar, Ga.. May fl.—The barn of W. G. Brantley was burned to-night about 10:30 o’clock. The barn was about 75 feet from the dwelling with several small build ings between, ami but for the promptness of tbe citizens to respond to'the alarm it would have been impossible to have saved his house. Mr. Brantley .Is unable to ac count for the lire. J PRICE JlO A YEAR. I I 5 CENTS A COPY, f OFF ON A SIX DAYS’ TRAMP FIVE THOUSAND PFOPLE RALLY TO SEE THE START. John L. Sullivan Disappoints the Crowd by Not Being Present to Start tho Race—Jack Qempsey Gives tho Word—Betting Lively Cartwright the Favorite. New YoftK, May 6.—The great six-day walk for the w orld’s championship opened at Madison Square Garden to-nigbt under most favorable auspices. The beautiful weather drew thousands of spectators, and tho scenes within and without the great garden were something unprecedi nted in the history of walking matches in this city. Long before the hour of throwing open the doors of the garden to the public crowds had collected around the entrance, and tho neighboring streets were lined with people nuxiouslv waiting the hour of admis sion Promptly at 9 o'clock tho publio were admitted and tho rush in the building for a few minutes was alarmingly great. A police captain was present with a detail of 100 policemen. In the first half hour 3,000 people entered the building and at 10 o’clock 5,000 were present. A DRAWING CARD. The announcement that John L. Sullivan would start the contestants was a drawing card for tho management. The crowd sought him for an hour, but in vain. Their disappointment was tempered bv the pres ence of “Jack” Demjisey, who glided tlirough the crowd accompanied by a phalanx of admirers. He was held in |e serve to start the race if Sullivan did not put in an appearance. The track is ia splendid shape and brilliantly light,id. A concert by tho Sixty-ninth Regiment Band preceded the starting of the race. The contestants’ quarters are palatial as compared with the huts allotted the men in the last event of the kind here. BETTING LIVELY. The tietting was somewhat animated. Kelly and Bliss, bookmakers, were laying 50 to 1 that Cartwright will not surpass Albert’s record. Base ball players wore present in force. Manager Barnie, of Baltimore, and seven members of the team, Manager Powers with half a dozen of tho Jersey City club, Manager Lem Baldwin of the Binghamp ton club, and a dozen other members of the New York and Brooklyn clubs formed a big delegation. In another knot of spectators were Pat Hhoody, Will lace Ross, Julos O’Brien, of Buffalo, and several out of town sports. FIRST ON THE TRACK. The first competitor to appear on the track was Cartwright, who made the cir cuit of the track at 11:40 o’clock enveloped iu a long English ulster. Ho passed before the sjioctators almost unnoticed before mid night. “Old Sport” Campana, at tired in his track costume, came upon the track and was greeted witli wild applause. He was followed by Herty and ex-Champion John Hughes, and at three minutes past 12 o'clock tho pedestrians wore all on the track. STARTINO THE RACE. At that time Jack Dempsey vaulted over tho railing into the track to start the race instead of Sullivan. Ho was introduced by Manager O’Brien, who said: “John L. Sullivan promised me faithfully that ho would lie hero to-night to start this race. It is not my fault that he is not here, and I regret the disappointment very much, for I never promise anything unless I in tend to do it. As Mr. Sullivan is not here I have asked Mr. Jack Dempsey to start the race.” Dempsey bowed and immediately shouted "Gol” GUBanERO OKF FIRST. Guerrero was first away, with Campana at his heels and Dillon Hughes and Cart wright close up in tho order named. The following are the starters: Dan Herty, of Boston; John Hughes,of In land; George Littlewood, of England; Frank Hart (colored), of Boston; JPeter Panchot, of Buffalo; George Cartwright, of Englamf; Gus Guerrero, the Mexican; George Noremac, D. Burns, Peter Golden, E. C. Moore, Samuel Day, D. Dillon, Peter Napoleon Campana, George Connor, Peter Hegelmati, Christopher Faber, James Maun ders, Thomas Cox, Robert Vint. James Mc-Kvery, Normau Taylor, E. Albert. A. Newhart, He-sterlino. William Nolan, August Slein. E. Bhroder, F.J A. Prater, Sergeant Kuawer, J. C. Adams, Charles Russell, C. B. Graves, Robert Peach, T. Tilly, A. Kline, W. Moslaugor, W. Hendig, J. Bullivan, J. Duffy, George Howard, H. Williams, Al. Coughlin and C. H. Drake. THE SCORE. New York, May 7, la. m.—At 1 o'clock this morning the score stood; Milt*. Littlewood 9 Hertv 8 Cartwright 9 Guerrero • Hughes H Dillon 7 Hart V Panchot 6 Hegel man 8 Noremac 7 Connor 8 Vint 8 Cox • Golden 8 Newhart 7 It was expected that Albert,Fitzgerald and Rowell would enter, ami it was disappoint ment to many when their names did not appear on the list. At 11:45 o’clock the garden was jammed by ail eager, jostling crowd, and outside their were hundreds struggling for admission. There were a large number of ladies In the boxes and retail- ved seats. New York, May 7. 1:30 A. M.—The score now stands: Mile* Herty 19 Littlewood 13 Cartwright IS Guerrero 13 Hughes 19 Dillon 11 Hart 11 Hegelman 11 Connor 13 Vint. II Cox 13 Golden H Newhart 18 PRIDE OF THE PRINTERS. Distinguished Representatives of tho Craft to Banquet Mr. Childs. Philadelphia, May B.—ln honor of ths occasion ami in order to show thejr appre ciation of George VV. Childs’ friendship for printers, tho ex-del.gates of the Interna tional Union, who have forniod an associa tion in this city, are making elaborate prepar itious for a banquet to be hold on the evening of Mr. Childs’ birthday. It has been sought to gather the distinguished printers of the country and representative men of the <-ity together to make the affair a success. Already acceptances liave been received from six Congressmen, Hons. John M. Farauhar of . Buffalo, Amos Cummings of New York, J. H. Gal liuger of New Hampshire, John Nichols of North Carolina, Thomas R. Hood of Wis consin, and Thomas L. Thompson of Cali fornia. Mr. John H. Oberly has also ac cepted, as also ha* that veteran printer, Hon. Biinon Cameron.