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i J. H. ESTILL. Editor and Proprjktob. f j HARD FIGHT FOR GRAY. THURMAN STILL SEEMS TO BE IN THE LEAD, HOWEVER. Congressman Scott Denies That the Administration is Trying to Force tha Nomination of Any Particular Man for Second Place-Ohio Seems to be Lukewarm. From the News' Own Correspondent. St. Louis, Mo., June I.— Senator Gor man said to-night: “The ticket will be Cleveland and Thurman.” This sets forth a s well as anything the present opinion of the leaders like Senator Gorman, Gen. Bnr uum and ex-Sonator Davis, who came here opposed to Judge Thurman’s nomination. Their personal preferences have not changed, but this is not a time apparently for per sonal preferences. If it was, Judge Tbnr man might not be nominated. The Indiana men are still siiouting and working for Gov. Gray. They even claim to have sev enty-five votes for him—the seventy-five they started with —but they have to admit that they have not been able to add to them in spite of the private expres ion of prefer ence for him. Their experience with the California delegation this afternoon is typi cal of their exuerience all duy loug. in im passioned speeches Representatives Matson, Holman and other Hoosiers appealed to the Californians to leave Thurman and come to the help of Gov. Gray, the only man that could carry Indiana. After they got through the Californians formally reiterated their intention to stand "by Judge Thurman, and they declared that if he should be nominated they would carry the Pacific coast. A FORLORN HOPE. The Gray men could not conceal some dis couragement to-night. Some of them ad mitte 1 that their present hope was to get enough votes against Judgo Thurman to prevent his receiving the two-thirds vote, believing that ho would not accept the nomination if it was made by a smaller ma jority; but to do this they must gain 300 votes, gain them, too, simply in opposition to Judge Thurman, whilo tiiey cannot got t at many for Gov. Gray. The two ad vance couriers of the Michigan dele gation, who arrived to-day, report that it is solid for Judge Thurman and only for Postmaster General Dickinson in the event that Judge Thurman cannot, by any possibility, tie nominat and. They are understood to be acting under the orders of Mr. Dickinson himself. The New England, Pennsylvania, Missouri and other delegations coming in last night and t;>-day announced themselves for Judge Tkurinan after they had conferred with their friends here and found out how things were going. HOW OHIO STANDS. The Ohio delegation, when they arrived, were surprised at the strength of the Thur man movement. Two or tine© of them are political enemies of Judge Thurman, and ethers have thought him unavailable, but when they found that he seemed to be carry ing everything before him here they began to take a second t hought. Mr. Powell wili feeond Judge Thurman’s nomination for Ohio. Two little Vice Presidential booms have appeared to-night, the first one was for Gov. Pennoyer, of Oregon. It was started by Napoleon Davis, of Oregon. The othor is personally conducted by “Doc” Ames, of Minneapolis, for himself. When he heard that Gov. Pennoyer was to be boomed on the ground that he had cut away 3,000 Republican majority in Oregon in the Blaine year, he said: “What’s the matter with a Democrat who cut down the Republican majority in Minnesota 40,000” —meaning himself, and immediately issued a notice that he wanted a meeting of tiie Minnesota delegation to morrow to indorse his candidacy, but Pat Kelly, chairman of the delegation, will not permit this. The Oregon men will use the victory they predict in the election of Tues day next to help Gov. Pennoyer sbould his boom by any ac ident develop) into any thing. Tne Ames boom amounts to nothing. Messrs. Black and Stevenson are evidently the personal preferences of many delegate ■, but neither .-com to have any* votes to speak of. File delegates generally -propose to subordinate their personal desires to what they understand to be the President’s. They generally regard Judge Thurman ns the Preside .t’s preference, and hence the yeigl.t of the Thurman movement, when individually almost all the leaders and a large number of the delegates are opposed to it as unwise. The Indiana delegation at a meeting to night resolved that they already had the delegations from five States, including In diana, for Gov, Gray, and that as soon as they p t thi ee other delegations they would be able to successfully demand Judge Thur man s withdrawal. As two of the delega tions they claim are known to bo for Jui ige Ihurmati it seems doubtful whether they will soon be in a po sttiou to demand his withdrawal. , • , al >'i Washington correspondent 1 j L° l, l sv ille Courier-Journal, was elected Indiana member of the committee on permanent organization, with instruc tions to vote for a Southern man for per manent. chairman, inasmuch as the South ins gotten nothing so far in the plans for untributing convention honors. Col. Steely 'jj vote for Watterson, but Gen. Collins WU be elected. the tariff plank. Conflicting Opinions ns to Just What It Will Be. From the News' Own Correspondent. •t. Louis, Mo., June 3.—Neither Mr. Morrison nor Mr. Scott is to boa member i tho Committee o.i Resolutions. Mr. ortbingt >n is to represent Illinois, and *' /'■nh'hler is to represent Pennsylvania ~,, , a J' committee. Senator Gorman is *.‘<i to-night for chairman of this commit- As Senator Gorman said to-night, “Har i revails.” This is construed in two ■.„;* ‘ irsi, ng indicating that Senator J , 11 ‘ V n has yielded to Mr. Scott, and will dJ f, 01 11 tariff plank in lorsing the Presi ii ri Y message and tariff policy, and e . ! tion indorsing the effort,; of the rev in ii ‘"l'merr. in the Houmi, which seem to t„ if utll| osi that Mr. Scott will now con ij.ii<i second, as indicating that Mr. thi.l yicl'ltxl to Senator Gorman and a c. plank of 18M, -with some 6n , tl , olls i a Mr. Gormun says, will bore- Mr. Scott says t hut be has yielded ~, i i'l'c! u ,' :< l that the President’s message ‘'ll.’* hill will both l>e indorsed, ef n V V' Jtterson says that if the right sort li‘.'t > 4 plunk is not rep rted he will ti i.. I 01 1 the floor of the convention, and (c i !° "'ll', with the Northwestern men, ir.'i,?, fe-oluiions indorsing the fiscal 01 the administration, and especially tun ‘ll < it to the business interests of country. DICKINSON FOR SECOND PLACE. -he Administration's Lieutenants Said to Have Slated Him. ... the News' Own Correspondent. # as hiniiton, June 3. — It is stated here, " m °*t oacellent authority, that the Donio- JKofiting cratic party managers have decided to nominate Postmaster General Don M. Dick inson for Vice President. It is said by a gentleman who is In a position to know what is going on in administration circles that William H. Barnuin, chairman of the national committee, and Senator Gorman, who Is his probable successor, William L. Scott, the mouthpiece of the President, and several prominent members of the New T ork delegation had a conference on this matter iu this city, and practically arranged the programme for Mr. Dickinson’s nomi nation. The Postmaster General knows nothing of what has taken plarse, and the gentlemen named have no assurances that he would accept the nomination. A friend of his says, however, that if the nomination should come to him ns the unan imous call of his party, he would not decline, although he would reluctantly leave his present position. The warm friendship of the President for Mr. Dickinson is well known, and there is no man iu the Demo cratic party whom Mr. Cleveland would prefer more to see on the ticket with him. The President has also had his eye on Michigan for a long time a- a State that • hould be Democratic and that could be made so this fall if the campaign is properly conducted with the proper man on tho ticket. Postmaster' General Dickinson, who has been quite ill, hopes to be on duty to-mor row. THURMAN MAY BE BEATEN. The Ohio Delegation Not Wild Over his Candidacy. [By the Associated Press.] St. Louis, June 3.—Gov. Gray’s friends are hard at work trying to stem the tide that has set in for ex-Senator Thurman for Vice President. Dispatches were sent from hero to-day to Mr. Thurman inform ing him that ho would be nomi nated by acclamation but the Gray men profess not to be discouraged and are aking tvigorous measures. The Hendricks Club, from Indianapolis, arrived this evening and marched through the streets and past the principal hotels hurrah ing for Gov. Gray. An exclusive committee of Indiana men met the Pacific coast dele gates at 11 o’clock to-day at the Southern Hotel. INDIANA’S CLAIM. Col. Matson, the Democratic candidate for Governer in Indiana, for Gov. Gray pointed out the necessity of carrying Indiana, and claiming that lie thought that without an Indiana man on the ticket tho prospect would lie anything but encouraging in that State, particularly if the Republicans should nominate Judge Gresham or Senator Harrison for Provident. Speeches of the same general teuor were also made by Charles Jewett of the State Committee, Judge Holman, of Indianapolis, and others. THE SLOPE’S PROMISE. The California delegates listened to all their visitors had to say, but so far as known are still solid for J udge Thurman, declaring almost with one accord that they cab carry the three States of the Pacific coast if Judge Thurman is put on the ticket. The fight for Vice President has narrowed down to Judge Thurman and Gov. Gray. Probably Gen. Black’s name will not go be fore the convention, and there is a rumor that both Mr. Stevenson and Gen. Black will withdraw. There was more talk to day ot Postmaster General Dickinson, but some of his friends from Michigan, among them Mayor Weston, of Grand Rapids, say that he will not be a candidate. HOW ILLINOIS WILL JUMP. Commissioner Morrison is not a candidate, and after the first ballot will probably throw his votes (Illinois), numbering per haps thirty, to Gov. Gray. Delegates Leh man and Balangalo say that a majority of the lowa delegation is f>r Gov. Gray, and Kentucky is also claimed for him. Henry Watterson does not like Judge Thurman, and frankly says so. Considerable opposition to Judge Thur man has developed iu the South, and the Gray men are full of fight and hopefulness. MR. SCOTS’S STATEMENT. Col. Matson and other friends of the In diana Governor have made renewed efforts to ascertain if J udge Thurman is the choice of President Cleveland, and have pressed Congressman Scott very hard for an answer. Mr. Scott to-day said he had no intention of trying to force the nomination of Judge Thurman or any body else, and had not come hero for thnt purpose. Other friends of the President declare that lie has not said ono word concerning his choice for Vice President, and claim that he has steadfastly refused to express an opinion. WAITING FOR NEW YORK. When the New York delegates get in the Thurman move is expected to take a great leap forward. Some of the advance guard of the New York delegation are, however opposed to the Ohioan. George Rains, Dennis O’Brien and Thomas J. Spratt say it a ill never do to nominate a man who stands with one foot in the grave. “Senti ment is not what wins," declared the first named. “We had all the sentiment on one side when we ran Hancock, and yet we wera defeated.” MAY BE BEATEN AFTER ALL. If the country delegates from New York and those from Brooklyn refuse to join Tammany and the County Democracy in support of Judge Thurman, the old Romau may be beaten after all. A sufficient num ber of delegates have not yet arrived to give a satisfactory idta of the direction the drift will take. It is no longer doubted that his friends say ho must bo nominated by accla mation or he will not accept. OHIO ACTING QUEER. The Ohio delegation are acting rather queer about the Thurman matter. The men from that .State profess to be there for Judge Thurman, and yet a great number of them covertly throw water on the move ment to nominate him. A few of the Ohio delegates oppose him openly, while others tai'i much of his great ago and in firmity. Thev say Ohio will not present hi o as a candidate unless he can be m mi nated without a roll call, and the Indiana men insist that they ore going to make a fight to the finish, and that a roll call will bo necessary. CALIFORNIA LESS CONFIDENT. So much omiosition to Judge Thurmau has developed to-day, and it is becoming so generally understood that the administra tion is not responsible fox* the candidacy, that the Californians aro much less con fident than they were. Senator Gor.iian declares that all the prac tical politics is on the side of Gov. Gray, ami that Gov. Gray must win. A common theory nbcut the administration’s relations to the Thurman candidacy is, that while the President lias said nothing to Mr. Scott and Secretary Whitney, ho desires Judge Thurman’s nomination in order to patch up certain party difficulties in Ohio, and because they sincerely believe the old R man’s uanie would add strength to the ticket. THE CHAIRMANSHIPS. It is understood to be settled that Lieut. Gov. White, of California, will bo tempo rary cha inian. the programme then being to elect Gen. Collins permanent chairman. For this honor Henry Wattorsou will probably contest. SAVANNAH, GA„ MONDAY, JUNE 4. 18SS. At a conference held last night Senator Gorman withdrew as a candidate for tem porary chairman, leaving the field open to Gen. White. Senator Gorman withdrew in order to become a candidate for chair man of the Committee on Resolutions. Chairman Barnum, Secretary Prince, Sen ator Gorman and others are said to have joined iu a scheme to have the tariff plat form of ISB4 re-affirmed without auy stronger indorsement of tariff reform and without anv mention of the President’s message. This programme does not please Messrs. Morrison, Scott, Watterson and the Democrats of tho South and Southwest, and they are likely to join forces in defeating Senator Gorman. Tiiey have as yet selected no candidate for chairman against Senator Gorman, but will do so to-morrow. THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S CHAIRMAN. Congressman Scott will, doubtless, be elected chairman of the national commit tee, and have personal charge of tho cam paign. To an Associated Press reporter Mr. Scott said to-night that nothiug had been settled as to the platform, or as to the Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions. V hen questioned as to the movement for Judge Thurman an 1 the V ice Presidency, Mr. Scott said that the sentiment in favor of the Ohioan was steadily gaining ground. “But,” he added, “all this may bo changed later. There are not enough delegates here yet to enable one to predict anything, and all the present calculations may be upset and to-day’s indications changed. OPPOSITION TO THE MILLS BILL. Strong opposition to the indorsement of the Mills tariff bill is manifested to-day by conservative members of the national com mittee. These gentlemen favor the adoption of resolutions sustaining the tariff plank In the platform of 1884, and so drawn as to cover the general policy of tariff reduction recommended in the last annual message of President Cleveland; but they express themselves as strongly opposed to specific mention of the Mills bill, or any other measure for tariff reduction. This question has been the subject of lengthy informal conferences to-daj among the various mombers, and while tho Mills adherents evince a determination to have that measure indorsed in the resolution, the opposition is so formidable at this time as to seem insurmountable. TWO FOR THE OLD WAR HORSE. Telegrains were received from Virginia and West Virginia to-night saying that the votes of those States would be cast solidly for Thurman. The Texas delegation arrived here this morning. Gov. Tnroekmorton, who heads the delegation, found a letter from Con gressman Mills awaiting him, in which Mr. Mills requests thnt his name be not presenter! tor Vice President. The Texas delegation had been instructed to vote for Mr. Mills, but in view of this letter will not present his name, and from interviews to-night with a dozen members of the delegation it is probable that Texas will cast her solid vote for Judge Thurman. START OF THE GEORGIANS. The South Carolina Contingent Joins Them at Atlanta. From the News ’ Own Correspondent. Atlanta, Ga., June 3. —The Georgia and South Carolina delegation to the Na tional Democratic Convention left Atlanta this morning at 7 o’clock for St. Louis. They go by the Louisville and Nashville route, and will reach their destination early 41 the morning. The Georgia delegation left in a jolly humor, and were of the opinion that if Judgo Thurmun wanted it he was the man for second place. They will all vote for him except Pope Barrow, who opposes him on account of his attack on his" "father-in law. With Judge Thurman out of the wny Gov. Gray would get all the Georgia delegation. The South Carolina delegation came up this morning and joined the Georgians. They are headed by F. W. Dawson of the Charleston News and Courier. This dele gation also favors Judge Thurman for sec ond place, and for second choice either Gen. Black or Gov. Gray. Both delegations left well supplied with the luxuries which usually are necessary on such trips. They are a fine representation of the Southern Democracy, and will, no doubt, shed lustre on their respective States. A SCURRILLOUS PAMPHLET. It Makes Insinuations Against Cleve land, Whitney and Grace. From the News' Own Correspondent. Delegates who have seen a scurril lous eighteen-page pamphlet against the personal character of the Presi dent, of Secretary Whitney, and of ox-Mayor Grace, with vile insinuations as to tho President, and direct chai-ges as to Secretary Whitnoy and ex-Mayor Grace, which is to be distributed among the dele gates to-morrow by bitter personal enemies of the President, treat it with the contempt it deserves. It will help the President, rather than hurt him. The insinuation against him embodied in the pamphlets, were first uttered by a notorious black mailer in Washington two months ago. Georgia's First Delegate. From the News’ Own Correspondent. St. Louis, June 3.—John Triplett, of Thomasvtlle, who came in to-night, is the first Georgia delegate to arrive. The rest of the delegation will be here in the morn ing. LAWTON’S TALK WITH BLAINE. The General was Led to Infer That the Knight Would Accept. New York, June 3.— Among the passen gers who arrived by the steamer La Gas cogne from Havre to-day were the follow ing: James Gordon Bennett, Prince Roland Bonuparte and God. A. K. Lawton, United (States Minister to Austria, and wife. Gen. Lawton said that one month ago he dined with Mr. Blaino in Rome. Ho thought, from the tenor of Mr. Blaine's conversation, that he would aeoopt the nomination for ttie Presidency if selected by th ■ convention. He said that the Maine statesman was rapidly growing old, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding. GARLAND'S ILLNESS. His Physician Denies that his Kidneys are Affected. Washington, June 3.— Attorney General Garland has been confined to his house by illness for several days, lie is troubled with lumbago and rheumatism in his right shoulder. It is stated also that ho has had a slight attack of kidney disease. His physi cian, Dr. Sowers, however denies t is to night and says that Mr. Garland is afflicted simply with lumbago, the result of a cold. Invitations bad been issued for • party t his house last night but it was accessary to cancel them. The changeable weather of the post few days has had a bad effect on several public men. Dom Pedro Improving. Milan, June 3. —The Kmperor of Brazil is Improving. He will start for Aix-lee- Bsuns in the morning. A SCARE OVER SHERIDAN. AFTER A GOOD DAY THE NIGHT BRINGS A CHANGE. Pulse, Respiration, and Temperature Indicated That There Was Danger of a Recurrence of the Trouble of the Heart and Lungs—All the Physicians at His Side. Philadelphia, June 3.—Prof. William Pepper, who was in consultation Friday morning with the physicians in attendance upon Gen. Sheridan, sai l to an Associated Press reporter this afternoon that since his return to this city, he had been in constant telegraphic communication with the physicians in attendance ou Gen. Sheridan. “ The recent progress of tho case,’’ he said, ‘'although still marked by very alarming symptoms, has not been such as to decrease hope or to call for any de cided change of treatment. It is truo that the urine contains albumen. It lias done so for some days. This, liko every other point in tho case, lias been critically studied all along by bis physicians. It is impossible for such a dis turbance of the circulation and inigorement of tho blood to occur as have marked this case without the kidneys suffering, and without tho appeurauce of more or less albumen in tiie urine. Thus far repeated chemical and microscopical analysis have failed to prove the existence of organic disease. Every effort is t eing made to de crease the congestion of the kidneys and to promote their ae ivity. It is noedless to add that if the case were to become further aggravated bv any serious Uidnov compli cation it would greatly add to tho imme diate and prospective danger.” A SATISFACTORY DAY. Washington, June 3. —Gen. Sheridan has passed a comfortable day. There was a slight but definite improvement in his con dition. The following bulletin was issued at 9 o’clock to-night: Gen. Sheridan passed a satisfactory day. Since 3 o’clock this afternoon there have been some unfavorable changes in the pulse and respirations. Robt. M. O'Reii.t.y. Washington Matthews, Chaiu.es R. Byrne, Henry C. Yarkow. GRAVE APPREHENSIONS. Washington, June 3, 11 p. m.— After a day during wdiioh ho showed quite improve ment, Gen. Sheridan’s condition this even ing is again not so favorable, and grave apprehensions aro felt lost ho should have an jther alarming attack of heart and lung trouble. There have been changes in his pulso, respiration and temperature since 8 o’clock to-night, such as have been on one or tw o occasions, at least, premonitory symp toms of dangerons attacks. Prompt measures were taken to prevent a recurrence of the troubles, and it is hoped they may be warded off, or that a change in his condi tion may not prove to be indicative of an other attack. A COMFORTABLE NIGHT. The General passed a very comfortable night, was but little disturbed by coughiug and when the doctors issued their builotin at 9 o’clock this morning they reported a slight though definite improvement in tiio General’s condition, and that his appetite had returned. The improvement continued during the day. Drs. O’Reilly, Byruo and Yarrow loft tho house during the after noon, as everything was moving on so smoothly as not to require their immediate presence. Dr. Matthews alone remained to watch.“ Nothing to lessen the hopes that he would recover occurred until 8 o’clock to-night, when tho General’s breathing, which had been quite oasy dur ing the day, and marked by an absence of that rattling in tho throat which was no ticeable yesterday, became more labored. A QUICKER PULSE. His pulße also incroaaed in frequency and his temperature rose 2° to loo”. These changes wore noticed with alarm and once more renewed the grave apprehen sions which have been felt by tho family and physicians at various times. Previous attacks of heart failure, one of the physicians said, bad been preceded by similar changes in the Gen eral’s condition, and steps were immediately taken to counteract any tendency toward a recurrence of the trouble. Oxygen was ad ministered, but its effeette wore not quickly visible, and the General responded slowly to its influence. At 9 o'clock there had been no recurrence of the trouble and the physicians while apprehe isi vo, and all of their at their patient’s bedside were hopeful that none would ooour. The situation is again, however, one of anxiety and dread, and it is im possible to say what the night may develop. VERY DISCOURAGING. The tendency of the trouble to occur is discouraging to the physicians, and a constant source of alarm to tho family, as it shows that although a considerable period may elapse between the attacks, yet their return is always to be dreaded. Tho General is very weak and not stronger, if indeed quite as strong as before the last attack. Each attack heretofore has been worse than the preceding one, and it is fea od that tho pa tient may finally become so weak as to be forced to succumb. Gen. Sheri dan’s caso is further complicated by chronic diseases of the liver. That organ has be oome reduced in size and harder and more dense than in its normal condition. The effect of this has been to impair the useful ness of that organ. The President takes a great deal of inter est in the ca-.e, and a copy of nearly every bulletin issued is sent to iiim. AN IMPROVEMENT. Washington, June 4, 12:05 p. m.—Tho following bulletin lias just been issued: Oen. Sheridan's pulse and respiration are about as they were before the last bulletin. His condition la better. He is now sleeping quietly. Kenner M. O Rr.ii.LY Henry C. Yahiiow. NOT BESTING WELL. Washington, Juno 4, 2 a. m.—Oen. Sheridan does not sewn to rest well, and he has had a couple of attacks ot coughing since the last bulletin. Dr. Pepper has boon summoned, and loft Philadelphia on a special train at 12:08 o'clock this morning. He is expected to reach Washington shortly after 3 o'uloen. SOLDIER PRIDE WOUNDED. A Spanish General Resigns Rather Thau Go to a Subordinate. Madrid, June 3. —Gen. Campos, whose daily duty it was to got tho countersign for the garrison from the sovereign, refused to go to Infanta Eulalit in ths almnoe of the royal family at Barcelona, and resigned, giving at bis reason that he ootild not go to tne wife of a hussa major under his com mand for the countersign. It is believed, however, that he has other political motives for resigning. A Big Fire at Panama. Panama, June B.— Fire, which broke out in the Hotel Roma at 2 o’clock this inorn iug, entirely gutted leu large houaw. It is estimated that StHJO,OOO worth of property was destroyed. A LYNCHING AT THOMPSON. Allen Sturgis Taken from Jail at Night and Hanged. Thomson, Ga. , June 3.—Allen Sturgis, i a negro about 81 years of age, was taken J from the jail at this place during last night and lynched. Tho jail door, which is very strong, being sheet iron on the outside, was broken open with a sledge hammer. The locks were first broken, and then the door battered in. The work was done with a very few blows, as the signs of only five can be seen. The lock on tho cell door was broken, and Sturgis was taken about half a mile from the jail, just outside the cor porate limits, and hung to a large oak, 15 from the public road loading from Wrightsboro to this place. His arms were tied beiilud hitn and his logs wore tied together. Tlio rope was thrown over a large litnb projecting out toward the road ad securely fastened to the body of the tree. His feet were about four foot from the ground after he fell. The rope was securely tied around his ne k in a knot something liko a hangman’s knot. HIS NECK BROKEN. His neck was broken. It was a sot of de termined men Mint did the work, and they were very quiet, as r.o one heard any noise at the jail or saw any suspicious crowd during the night. Tho people of the town were greatly excited tins morning when they learned of the lynching, and largo crowds were soon going to and from the scene of the hanging. The body was left hanging to the treo till the Coroner, James P. Johnson, was notified, which was about 11 o’clock, when a jury was impaneled, and the following verdict rendered: “We, the jury, find thnt Allen Hturgis came to bis death on Saturday night, June 8, 1888, by hanging, by parties to us unknown.” Allen was an unmitigated rascal, and, although quite young, lie had served two terms in tho chain gang. THE CRIME THAT COST HIS LIFE. On the night of April 28 a negro opened the window of the room of a very prominent young lady of this place for the purpose of committing an outrage, and, being detected before getting in, threatened to shoot tier if she moved or made a noise. Since that time several attempts have been made to break in houses, and always houses • cou nted by ladies alone. On Monday night, May 88, ho was caught in the room of Mrs. Brassford, a widow lady. Since his incar ceration in jail he admitted that lie was the man who tried to commit the outrage first mentioned. While the more conservative of the citi zens prefer seeing the law take its course yet everybody is agreed that it is no more than what be deserved. Even the colored l>eoplo approve of the step taken and say ho only bail justice meted out to him. IIIS BODY REFUSED BY HIS MOTHER. The mother of Sturgis would havo nothing to do with tho body and would not even let it be carried to her house. The other negroes also refused to have anything to do with it. It is new in the hands of the Coroner and constable and they are iu com munication with tho Medical College at Augu-tu, preparatory to turning the body over to that institution in accordance with the provisions of the law. This is the first lynching that over took plaoo in McDuffie county. Asa rule tho people are conserva tive and law-abiding and it was only a repe tition of the attempts to commit these per nicious outrages that caused the people to lose their patience and resort to lynch law. CONGRESS WAY BEHIND TIME. Ten of the Appropriation Bills Yet Unconsidered by the Senate. Washington, June 3.—The Senate Com mittee on Appropriations has yot to con sider ten of tho regular annual appropria tion bills, and under the most favorable circumstances the work could not be done in the timo yet remaining of tho pres eut fiscal year. It is expected that the consular and diplomatic bill will be con sidered by the committee on Monday, and that it will be reported and taken up by tho Senate for action before tho end of tho week, but no other action on matters of general interest is expected during conven tion week. Senator Cullom will address the Senate to-morrow on the proposed amendments to the interstate commerce law, and other Senators may take occasion to deliver pro fiared speeches on measures of general egislatiou; but it is probable that mo tof ths time will lie devoted to tho c modera tion of “unobjected cases” on the calendar. It is Chairman Mills’ intention to call up the tariff bill again to-morrow, ami press its consideration in the Houso throughout the week. Tho only appropriation bill now on tho calendar, the army appropriation bill, maybe allowed to pass, but little othor general buslne.s is likely to be transacted. BRIN AND_THE RESCRIPT. A Mass Meeting at Cork Indorses ths Resolutions of the Bishops. Cork, June 3.—A monster meeting was held in the city pare here to-day to take action with reference to the papal rescelpt . The meeting indorsed tho resolutions adopted by the Irish bishops at their recent meeting in Dublin. Will iam O’Brien, member of Parliament, in a speech said that the people bad itio support of the Bishops. The leaders of the Irish movement, he said, wished to drop the rescript agitation, but they would continue it if necessary. Two government reporters, protected by police and lmssars, were present. Mr. O'Brien dwolt upon the eloquent silence of the Bishops regarding tho Parnellite mani festo, which, he said, a r.ounted to virtual approval. Tho battle had been fought and won, and the result was an immense gain to their cause. MEETING AT RICHMOND. Richmond, Va., June 3.—The William O’Brien branch of the Irish National Laud League of this city hold a meeting this afternoon. Spirited spocclms were made on the subject of the Papal rescript, nui a committee was appointed to draft suitable resolutions defending the Irish national P*rty. KAISER IN THE OPEN AIR. The Night Panned Comfortably and the Day Filled With Diversions. Berlin, June 3. —The Emperor paeeed a better night last night. Hit lassitude is gone. Ho drove in the Wild Park with the Empress at 10 o’clock this morning and aft erward spent a good deal of timo in the castle garden and the park. AtOo’clo k to-night he drove in an open carriage with tho Empress and Dr. Mm Koiizle to the mar ble palace to visit the Crown Priuce. He remained there an hour. Bought by the Western Union. Fort Worth, Tkx.. June 3.—The sale of the Fort Worth and Denver Telegraph Company to the Western Union was an nounced to-day. The line extends from here to Denver, and is tho only telegraph line running northwest from the Pan Handle. The terms were private. A SERMON OX THE CROSS. SACRAMENTAL DAY AT THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE. Talmnge Tolls Hla Hearers That They Mus'. Ee Willing to Bear a Cross tor Christ—Hundreds of Men and Women Who are Ashamed to Profess Re ligion. Brooklyn, Junes.—The congregation at the Tabernneio sang this morning: “I'd sing the precious Wood He spilt. My ransom from the dreadful guilt.” This is sacramental day, ami a large nurn bor of persons joined the church, making the communicant membership four thous and, one hundred and ninety-four. But this is only a part of the great attendance that Sunday mornings and evenings over flow the immense audience room. The Rev. T. DeWitt Tahnagn, D. D., took for his text the passage: “Whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot bo my disciple.” Luke 14, 21. He preached the following sermon: The cross was a gibbet on whioh criminals were put to death. It was sometimes made in the shape of the letter TANARUS, sometimes in the shape of the letter X, sometimes in tiie shape of the letter I—a simple upright; sometimes two cross pieces against the por pendicular bar, so that upon the lower cross piece the criminal partially sat. But whatever the style of cross, it was always disgraceful and always agonizing. When Darius conquered Babylon, he put two hundred captives to death on the cross. When Alexander conquered Tyre, he put two thousand captives to death on the cross. Ko it was just an ordinary mode of punishment. But iu all the forest, of crosses on the hills and in the valleys of the earth, there is one cross that attracts more atten tion than any other. It is uot higher than tho others, it is not made out of different wood, there is nothing peculiar in the notch at which the two pieces are joined, anil as to the scene, they witnessed crucifixions every few weeks, go that I see a reckless man walking about tho hill and kicking care lessly aside a skull, and wondering wiio the villain was that hail so flat and misshapen a head; and here is another skull, and there on tho hillside is another skull. Indeed, the Bible suvs it was “a place of skulls.” But about the victim on one of those crosses all ages are crying: “Who is he? washes maul was he a God? was lie man and Hod I" Through the darkness of that gloomy day, I come close up enough to the cross to sno who it is It is Jesus. How did he come there? Had he eome up on the top of the hill to Look off upon the beautiful land scape, or upon a brilliant sunset ? No. He came there ill and exhausted. T'eople some times wondor why Christ expired so quickly on the cross, in six or seven hours, while other victims have been on the cross for forty-eight hours before life was extinct. I will tell you the reason. He was exhausted when he came there. Ho had been scourged. Wo are horn fled at tho cruelties of tho whipping post, but those cruelties were mercy as compared with the scourging of Jesus Christ. I saw at Antwerp a picture mado bv Rubens—Kubona’ picture of the scourging of Jesus Christ. It was the most over mastering picture I ever looked at, or ever expoefe to sue. As the long-frockod official opened tho door that hid the picture, there he was—Christ with back bent and bared. The ll igellator stood with the upper teeth clenched over the lower lip, ns though to give violence to the blows. There were the swollen shoulders of Christ. There were the black and blue ridges, denied even tho relief of bleeding* Tiiere was tho flesh ad hering to the whips as they wore lifted. There were tho marks where tho knots in tho vvhijsi gouged out the flesh. There stood the persecutor, with his foot on the calf of tho leg of the (Saviour, balancing himself. 0! tlie furious and hellish look on those faces, grinning vengeance against the Son of God. The picture seized me, it over whelmed me; it seemed as if it would kill me. Ido not think I could have looked at it live minutes and have lived. But that, my friends, was before Christ had started for Calvary. That was only the whipping. Are you ready for your journey to the cross? The carpenters have split tho timber into two pieces. They are heavy and they are long pieces, for one of them must be fast ened deep down into the earth lest the struggling of tho victim upset the structure. They put this tirnlier upou the shoulder of Christ very gradually, first, to soe whether he can stand it, and, after they And be can stand it, they put, the whole weight upon him. Forward, now, to Calvary. The hooting and the yelling mob follow on. Un der the weight of the cross, Christ being weary and sick, be stumbles and falls, ami thev jerk at bis robe, indignant that he should have stumbled and fallen, and they cry; “Get up, get up I” Christ, putting one hand on the ground mid the other hand on the cross, rise*, looking into the face of Mary, his mother, for sympathy; but they tell her to stand back, it is no place for a woman—“stand back and stop this crying." Christ move* on with his burden upon his shoulders, and there is a boy that passes along with him, a boy holding a mallet and a few nails. I wonder what they are for? Chris! moves on until the burden is so great he staggers and fails flat into the dust and faint* dead away, and a ru(lian puts his foot on hint and shakes him as he wouid a dead •log, while another rulltan looks down at him, wondering whether ho lias fainted away, or whether he is only pretending to faint away, and with jeer and contempt ln desoribabie says: “Fainted, havo you? fainted I Get up, get on!” Now, thev have arrived at the foot of the bill off with hi* cloth’*. Hhall that loath some inob look upon the unrobed body of Christ? Yes. The commanding officers say: “Unfasten the girdle; take off the coat; strip him.” The work is done. But bring back the coat, for here arc the gum tilers tossing uu coin on the ground, nay in X: “Who shall have the coat?" One ruffian save: “I have it, I have it—it Is mine!” He roll •it up and puj* it under his arm, or ho examines it to see what fabric it is made of. Then they putt the cross upon the ground, and they stretch Christ upon it, and four or five men bold him down while they drive the spikes home, at every thump a groan, a groan! Alan! alus! the hour pauses on ami the time comes when they must crucify him. Christ has only one garment left now, a cap, a cap of thorns. No danger that it will fall off, for the sharp edges havo punc tured the temples and it is sure and fast. One ruftlun lakes hold of one end of the short beam of the cross, and another rutliau takes hold of the other end of the snort beam of tne cross, and another rutliau puts his arms around the waist of Christ, and another ruffian takes hold of the end of the long beam of the cross, and altogether they move on until they como to the hole digged in the earth, and with awful plunge it jars down with its burden of woe. It is not the picture of a Christ, it is not tb - statue of Christ, as vou sometime* sec in a cathedral, but it is the body of a bleeding, living, dying Christ. They sometimes say be had flvo wounds, but they have conn tel wrong. Two wounds for the hand*, two wounds for the feet, one wound for the side, they say, five wounds. J PRICE *lO A YEAR. I 1 tUKNTS A COPY. f No, they have ruisgo 1 the worst and they have missed the most. Did you ever see the bramble out of which that crown of thorns was made? I saw one on a Brooklyn ferry boat., in the hand* of a gentleman who had just returned from Palestine, a bramble just like that out of whioh the crown of thorns was made. O! how cruel and how stubborn were the thorns. And when that cap of thorns was put upon Christ, and it was pressed down upon him, not five wounds, but ten, twenty, thirty—l cannot count them. There were three or four absences that made that scene worse. First, there was the absence of water. The climate was hot, the fever, tho inflammation, tho nervous prostration, tho gangrene had seized up m mm, and he terribly wanted water. His wounds were worse than gunshot fractures, and yet no water. A Turk, in the thir teenth century, was crucified on the banks of a river so that the sight of the water might tantalizo him. And O! bow the thirst of Christ must have tantalized as he thought of the Euphrates and the Jordan and the Amazon and all the fountains of earth and heaven poured out of his own hand. They offered him an intoxicating draught made out of wine and mvrrh, but ho declined It. He wanted to die sober. No water. Then, my friends, there was tho absence of light. Darkness always exasperates trouble. I never shall forget, the night in tho summer of 1873, in the steamer Greece, mid-Atlantic, every moment ex|>ecting the steamer to go down. All the lights in tha cabin were blown out. Tho captain c ime crawling in on Ids hands aud knees, for ho could not stand upright, so violently was the vessel pitchiug, and he cried outs "Light up, light upl” Tho steward said: "We can’t light up; the candles are gone and the holders are gone.” The captain said: “I can’t help that; light up!” Tha storm was awful when the lights were burning, worse when the lights went out. Then there was the abseuco of faithful nurses. When you are ill, it is pleasant to have the head bathed and the hands and feet rubbed. Look at tho hands and feet of Christ; look at. the face of Christ. There were women there who had cared for tiie sick, but none of them might come up near enough to help. There was Christ’s mother, but she might not come up near enough to help. They said: ".Stand back; stand back; this is no place for you.” Tiie high priest* and tiie soldiers wanted it their own way; they had it their own way. Tho hours pass on and it is twelve o’clock of the Saviour’s suffering, and it is one o’clock, and it is two o’clock, and it is almost three o’clock. Take tiie last look at that suffering face: wan and pinched, the purple lips drawn back against tho tooth, tiie eves rod with weeping and sunken as though grief had pushed them back, black ness under the lower lid, tho whole body adroop and shivering with the last chill, the breath growing feebler ami feebler and feebl r and foe: lei until he gives one long, deep, last sigh. He is dead! O! inv soul, he is dead. Can you tell why? Was he a fanatic dying for a prin ciple that did not amount to anything! Was hen man infatuated? No; to gave your soul from sin, and mine, and make eternal life possible lie diod. There had to be a sub stitute for sin. Who shall it he? “Lot it lie me," said Christ, “let it tie me." You understand the meaning of that word sub stitution? You were drafted for the last war; someone look your place, marched your inarch, suffered your wounds, and died at Gettysburg. Christ comes to us while wo are fighting our battle with sin and death and hell, and lie is our substitute. He marches our march, lights our buttles, suf fers our wounds, and died our death. Sub stitution! Substitution! How do you feel iu regard to that scene described in tho text, and in the region an und about the text! Are your sympa thies aroused ? or are you so dead in sin, a ul so abandoned by reason of your traus gressions that you can look upon all that tearless mid unmoved? No, Jno; there are thou amis of people here this morning who can say iu the depths of their soul: "No, no, no: if Jesus endured that, and all that for me, I ought to love him. I must love him, I will love him, Ido love him. Here, Lord, I give myself to thee; ’tie uU that 1 can do.” But how are you going to test yotir love, and test your earnestness? My text gives a test. It says that while Christ carried a cross for vou, you must !*• willing Pi carry a cross for Cnrlst. “Well,” you say, “I never could understand that. There are no crosses Pi be carried in this land; those per- Houti ns huve passed, and in all the land them is no one to bo crucified, and yet in the pulpit and in the prayer meetings you all keep talking about carrying a oross. What do you mean, sirP’ I mean this: that is a cross which Christ calls you to do which is unpleasant and hard. “O!” you say, “after hearing tho story of this Christ and all that he has endured for me, I am ready to do anything for him. Just tell me what I have to do and I’ll do it. I am ready to carry any cross.” Huppose I should ask you at the cloee of a religious service to rise up annouucing yourself on the Lord’s side—could yon do it? “O! no," you say, “I have a shrinking and a sensitive nature, and it would be impossi ble for run to rise before a large assemblage, announcing myself on the Lord's side.” Just as I feared. You cannot stand that cri es. Tne first one that is offered you, you reject. Christ carried a mountain, Christ carried a Himalaya, Christ carried a world for you, and you cannot lift an ounce for him. But here ll a man whose cross will be to announce among his buainess associations to-morrow morning on SKchange, that he ha* licgiiii anew life, that while he wants to lie faithful in liis worldly duties, he is living for another world, and no ought P> udvise all those who are his associates, so far as he can influence them, to begin with him the Christian life. Could you do that, my brother) “0! no," you say, “not just that. I tnfnk religion is religion, and business is business, and it would be impossible for mo to recommend the Ci ristinn religion in places of worldly bus ness.” Just as I feared. There is a second cross offered you, and you cannot carry it. Christ lifted a mountain lor you; you cunnotlift an ounce lor him. There is someone whose cross will be to present religion in the home circle. Would vou dare to kneel down and pray if your brother and sister were looking at you? Could you a*k a blessing at the tea-table? Could you tako the Bible and gather your fariulv around you and read of Christ and heaven and your immortal soul? Could you then kneel and pray for a blessing on your household. “Oh!” you say, “not exactly that. I couldn’t quite do that, be cause 1 have a very quick temper, and if I profrs-ed religion and tried t > talk religion in my household, and then nfier that I should lose my temper, they would scoff at me ami say: ’You are a prettv Christian!’" Bo you arc cowed down ami thoir tuuvnun keep* you out of heaven anil away from Christ, when under God you ought to take your whole family into the kingdom. Christ lifted a mountain, lifted a world for V' U; you cannot lift an ounce for him. I sec now It is; you want Pi bo favorable to religion, you want P> sup|>ort Christian institutions, you like P> be associated with those who love Jesus Christ; but ns to taking a posi tive step on this snbject, you cannot—you cannot—and my text, like a gate of a hun dred bolts bars vou away from peace on eai'tu and glory in heaven.