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1 J. H. EBTILL. Editor and Pbopristor. f GETTYSBURG'S REUNION. memorial services on the bat tlefield YESTERDAY. Gov- Beaver’s Address of Welcome Received With Cheers—lmpressive Scenes—Gen. Longstreet Makes an Eloquent Address—He Pays a Noble Tribute to the Soldiers of Both Ar mies Engaged in that Desperate Battle. Gettysburg, Pa., July I.—The sun which broke through the rain clouds yes terday shed its rays in uo mean quantity cn the battlefield to-day, but its fierceness was tempered by a gentle breeze, and save the monuments nothing showed that this was the scone of the pivotal battle of the civil war. All last night the streets were crowded with visitors, some seeking lodging and others out for a good time. All day traius have been arriving until the streets are filled with a mass of humanity, and board ing and lodging arojatjthe highest possible premium. At 10:30 o’clock this morning the veterans formed, and led by the Frank ford band, marched across ths road to the national cemetery and on through this to the vine-clad rostrum, where religious ser vices were held. AN IMPRESSIVE SCENE. The scene was unusually impressive, and when Chaplain Sevres had finished his ser mon more than a thousand voices joined in singing “America." In the evening the usual dress parade was observed, and it recalled most vividly the scenes of the battle, and more eyes than one were wet with tears at the remembrance of the dead comrades w ho had marched in the same line. Immediately after the parade a sacred song service was held, and the baud gave the usual evening concert. The camp presents a charming appear ance to-night, with the numerous electric lights brilliantly illuminating it and little knots of veterans gathered before each tent discussing the great conflict and the part they played in it. At 2 o’clock the road from the town to Reynold’s grave was crowded with carriages and pedestrians on their way to witness the exercises of the First corps. The stand was packed and the ground below was crowded with the veterans. THE PLATFORM GIVES WAY. As the strains of the band leading the procession of prominent men who were to take part in the exercises was heard com ing over the brow of Seminary hill, Capt. Pond of Wisconsin, walked up to Gen. Longstreet, who was sitting on the front of the platform, and whispered to him, “General. come quietly with me, I think the platform is giving away." The General at once walked off and a second afterwards with a crash the supports gave way and the structure dropped t,o the ground. The fall was but two feet, and, fortunately, no one was in jured. By the time order bad been restored the procession was entering the woods and the canon of the United States light bat tery thundered forth a salute to Gov. Beaver. AN OLD-TIME CHEER. As the governor appeared on tho pros trate platform the crowd gave a cheer such as these woods have not heard since the same day twenty-five years ago. Bishop Potter made a most eloquent prayer. Maj. E. P. Holstead, president of the association of the first corps, in a few words, introduced Gov. James A. Beaver, who delivered the address of welcome. Ex-Gov. John C. Robinson of New York, resting on bis crutches, then responded in behalf of the corps. Addresses were made by Frederick Smith, war governor of New Hampshire, E. J. Ormsbee, governor of Vermont, Col. L. A. Grant and Judge W. G. Reisey of Vermont. GEN. LONGSTREET’S ADDRESS. Gen. Longstreet was then called for. He mud: Mr, Chairman, Soldiers, Gentlemen and Friends: I was not in time to witness any part of the engagement of the first day of Gettys burg, but am pleased to be here in time to witness the ceremony commemorating tho days of honor of the army of the Potomac, and to express th v sympathy that should go out from all hearts to those who know how to appreciate the conduct of soldiers who offer their lives on the altar of their courtry. And who may better at test the bravery of the defenders of Gettysburg thau those who breathed the measure of battle against them, aud who could more forcibly realize that it was their heroism that grasped the culminating moment, resolved to resist the advancing aspirations of state’s sovereignty' with the firmness that it was justified by the strong ground upon which fortune cast their lives? THE GAGE OF BATTLE. Amidst these formidable surroundings, these rock-bound slopes and heights, rein forced by halls of lead and iron and ribs of steel and American valor, the gage of bat tle was pitched, and hero the great army of the south, the pride and glory of that sec tion, found itself overmatched, arrested in its march of triumph and forced to stand und to recoil, but not for want of gallantry, fortitude or faith. The battle of the second dav by McLaw’s and Hood’s divisions and part of Anderson’s, was as spir ited os some t.' the dashing efforts of the first Napoleon, but before the end it was found to be a work to upheave tho mouiitiyu. That of the third day by Pickett's division aud Trimble’s, marching 1,200 yards under the fire of a hundred cannon nnd ten thousand of musketry, has no parallel, nor is it likely to have, in the annals of war. PICKETT AND TRIMBLE. This battle scene recurrs to my mind with vivid force. The gallant Pickett at tho lead of my old divisonj and Trimble, of evon bearing, like soldiers on a parade holding their men to their desperate work; the set features of the veteran brigadiers Armstead, Garrett and Kemppr, vigilant of their compact files, the elastic steps of the tro >ps, whose half-concealed smiles expressed pleasure in their opnortuny, marked a period that, should till the measure of a soldier’s prido. And well did they meet the promise of their parting salutations with that confidence that commands success, where it is possible. Their hammered ranks moved steadily on, till marching up face to face they 1011, their noble heads at tho feet of tho foe who, standing like their own brave hills, received with welcome the shock of this well adjusted battle. Such is the sacrifice sometimes demanded by the panoply of armies arrayed for battle. TIMES HAVE CHANGED. But times have changed. Twenty-five vears have sottened the usages of war. "hose frowning hights have given over their savogo tones, and our meetings for the exchange of blows and broken bonos are left for more congenial '* a .vs. for friendly greetings, and for cove nants of tranquil repose. The ladies are l ore to grace the scene, occasion and quicken the sontiaaent that draws us to- gether. God bless them and help them that they may dispel the delusions that come be tween the jieoplo and make the laud as blithe as a bride at the coming of the bride groom.” FAIRCHILD BPEAKS. Gen. Fairchild was next introduced. Ho said: Twenty-five years have made it possible to sandwich vankeo and confederate between "Yankee boodle” and “Dixie.” The men of the north did not love the men of the south less, but they loved the old flag more, and men of the south did not love the old flag less, but they loved state’s sover eignty more. This Mr. President I think, tells the whole story. The old flag still re mains, [Cries of amen], and they all say amen from tho gulf to the lakes. Prof. Williams, representing Gov. Sprague of Rhode Island, followed; after him the assemblage was addressed by nu merous other persons of prominence in the first corps, and at about 5 o’clock the meeting broke up and the crowd dispersed over the battlefield to inspect the various memorials. Several monuments were dedicated during the day. SHERIDAN’S SEA VOYAGE. Tho Beneficial Effects on Hie Condition Already Apparent. Fort Monroe, Va., July 1. —The United States steamer Swatara, Capt. McGkiwan, with Gen. Sheridan and party on board, arrived hero at 8 o’clock this morning. Tho boat came ashore at 10 o’clock with the fol lowing bulletin: “9 o’clock a. m.—Gou. Sheridan passed a very comfort able day, his general condition appearing to improve after reaching the Swatara. He was somewhat restless dur ing the night, probably because of his new surroundings. His pulse is very good and his respiration easy and natural. Owing to the careful arrangements made by the commanding officer of the Swatara the general is as comfortable as if ho were in bis own house." Owing to the heavy swell outside from tho effects of the late storm, Capt. McGowan has decided to remain here until it sub sides, and will not sail until to-morrow morning. Tho weather here is clear, with a fresh westerly breeze. The thermometer is 89°. BENEFICAL EFFECTS APPARENT. Fortress Monroe, July 1, 8 p. m.— The beneficial effect of tho sea voyage on Gen. Sheridan’s condition is already apparent, and his physicians are greatly pleased with the result of the trip thus far. His pulse is stronger and his mind clearer than it has been since his illness. Gen. and Mrs. Tid ball sent him a number of delicacies, and a handsome boquet of flowers this after noon. The following bulletin is received: “Gen. Sheridan has had a very comfortable day. He has rested well, and all his symp toms are favorable. If the weather is pleas ant the Swatara sails at daylight to morrow. Should a storm arise she will stop at Delaware breakwater until it subsides.’’ CONGRESS’ WEEK’S WORK. What Will Be Done Id the Senate and House. Washington, July 1. —It is expected that Monday’s session of the Senate will be de voted to speech-making. Senator Morrill will speak in relation to steam railroads in the streets of Washington, and be followed by Senator Hoar on the fisheries treaty. The river aud harbor bill and tha army appropriation bill are both iu an unfinished state, and will be disposed of in advance of any other legislative business. No other appropriation bills will be ready for consideration this week. It is Senator Dolph's intention to press the sea coast defense bill during the week. The time not taken up by measures already mentioned, or in the discussion of conference reports, is likelyjto be devoted to tho consideration of sevoral bills to admit the territories to statehood. IN THE HOUSE. It was the understanding when the house adjourned yesterday that the tariff debate should be suspended Monday in order to allow ti e house to act upon several meas ures of public importance. These are the bills providing for the refunding of the debt of the Union Pacific railways, for the admission of tha territory of Okla homa, granting a charter to the Nicaragua canal company and forfeiting certain rail road land grants. The exact order in which these measures will be called up has not yet been determined, and as the rules must be suspended iu each case a two-thirds vote will bo necessary to insure their passage. On Tuesday the con sideration of the tariff bill will be resumed and will probably run through the week, with a possible interruption in favor of pub lic buildings bills. WEATHER BULLETINS. Only Two Reports to be Received at the Signal Office. Washington, July I.—The following notice has been issued by the signal office: "On and after July 1 there will be but two regular telegraph reports received daily at tlie signal offieo iu Washington iu place of the three tri-daily telegraph reports which have previously been re ceived. These two reports will be made at 8 o'clock a. m., and 8 o’clock p. m., and indications will be prepared from these reports an 1 issued to the Associated Press as promptly as practicable, probably about 10 o’clock n. m., and lOo’clockp. m. The weather indications will be for a period of 30 hours from th? time of each report. The indications issued in fne morning at 10 o’clock will cover the following day until 8 o’clock p. m , ami those issued at 10 o'clock p. m. will cover the following day and night. Tlie 3 o’clock p. in. indications will bo discontinued, and in uiace of tlie 8 o’clock p. tn. report tho chief signal officer has provided special reports to be made to the central office whenever the ’weather changes are decided, and indicate an approaching storm. CROP BULLETINS. Weather in Some States Unfavorable for Cotton. Washington, July I.—The weather crop bulletin issued by the signal office says: "The weather during the past week has been favorable for all the growing crops in the wheat, corn and tobacco region of Ohio, upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys and Tennessee. Heavy rains doubt ess interfered with harvesting from Missouri eastward to Virginia, and the continuous cloudy weather over Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are reported as having been un favorable to tliq cotton piant, an im provement is reported in that section dur ing the latter portion of the week. In North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia the weather was favorable, and all the crops doubtless improved during the week. Reports from the interior of the middle states indicate that the recent heavy rains have boon very benfioial to the growing crops. Th© weather torthe season ha* been uuusually favorable for hay in Now England, and for wheat in Kentucky aud Tennessee. SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, JULY 2, 188S. GREAT LACK OF FAITH. REV. TALMAQE AT A WESTERN CHAUTAUQUA MEETING. The Bubiect of the Discourse “None Like Jesus"—The Groat Difference In What We Believe About Ourselves and What Wo Believe About Others B— What a Grand Thing to Believe that AffiOur Bad Acts Have Been Forgiven —Christ a Final Deliverer. Crete, Neb,, July I.—To-day there is a great outdoor meeting at this place—a Chautauqua meeting—and people from all parts are present. A sermon by the Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., is the principal feature of the occasion. The reverend gen tleman’s subject was, “None Like Jesus.” Ho took for his text: “Uuto you, there fore, which believe he is precious.” I. Peter, ii., 7. Following is the sermon: We had for many years in this country commercial depression. What was the matter with the stores? With the harvests? With the people? Lack of faith.' Money enough, goods enough, skillful brains enough, industrious hands enough, but no faith. Now, what damages tho commercial world damages the spiritual. Our great lack is faith. That is the hinge on which eternity turns. The Bible says wo are saved by faith. “O,” says someone in the audi ence, “I have faith. I believe that Christ came down to save the world.” I reply that in worldly matters when you have faith you always act up'on it. For instance, if I could show you a business operation by which you could make five thousand dollars, you would immediately go into it. You would prove your faith in what I tell you by your prompt and immediate action. Now, if wnat you call faith in Christ has led you tq surrender your entire nature to Jesus and to corresponding action iu your life, it is gentle faith, and if it has not, it is no faith at all. There are some things which I believe with the head. Then thereareother tilings which I believe with the heart. And then there are other tilings which I believe both with the head and heart. I believe, for in stance, that Cromwell lived. That is a matter of the head. Then there are other things which I believe with the heart and not with the head. That is, I have no es pecial reason for believing them, and yet I want to believe them, aud the wish is the father to tho expectation. But there is a very great difference between that which we believ e about ourselves, and that which we believe about others. For instance, you remember not a great while ago there was a disaster in Pennsylvania, amid the mines; there was an explosion amid the damps, and many lives were lost. In the morning you picked up your newspaper, and saw that there had tieeu a great disaster in Pennsylvania. You said: “Ah, what a sad thing this is; how many lives lost! O, what sorrow!” Then you read a little further on. There had been an almost miraculous effort to get those men out, aud a few had been saved “O,” you said, “what a brave thing, what a grand thing that was? How well it was done!” Then you folded the paper up and sat down to your morning repast. Your appetite had not been interfered with, and during that day, perhaps, you thought only two or three times of the disaster But suppose you and I had been in the mine, and the dying had been all around us, and wo had heard the pick-axes just above us as they were trying to work their way down, and after a while we saw the light, and then the life-bucket let down through the shaft, and suffocated and half dead, wo had just strength enough to throw ourselves over into it, aud had been hauled out into the light. Then what an appreciation we would have had of the agony and the darkness beneath, and the joy of deliverance. That is the difference between believing a thing about others aud believing it about ourselves. We take up tho Bible and read that Christ cam" to save the world. “That was beauti ful,” you say, “a fine specimen of self denial. That was very grand indeed." But suppose it is found that we ourselves were down in the mine of sin ifnd in the dark ness, and Christ stretched down his arm of mercy through tho gloom and lifted us out of the pit, and set our feet on the Rock of Ages, ami put anew song into our mouth: O, then it is a matter of handclapping; it is a matter of congratulation; it is a matter of deep emotions. Which kind of faith have you, my brother ? It is faith that makes a Christian, and it is the proportion of faith that makes the difference between Christians. What was it that lifted Paul, and Luther, and Payson, and Doddridge abovo the ordinary level of Christian 7‘baracter? It was the simplici'y, the brilliancy, the power, and the splendor of their faith. O, that we had more of it! God give us more faith to preach and more faith to hear. “Lord! we believe, help thou our unbelief!" “To you which be lieve he Is precious.” First, I remarked Christ is precious to the believer, as a Saviour from sin. A man says: “To whom are you talking? I am one of the most respectable men in this neighborhood; do you call me a sinner?" Yes! “The heart is deceitful above all things aud desperately wicked." You say: “How do you know anything about my heart?” I know that about it, for God an nounces it iu liis word; and what God says is always right. Wlien a man becomes a Christian, people say: “That man sots him self above us." O, no! Instead of setting himself up. ho throws himself down. Hu cries out: “I was lost once, but now I am found. I was blind once, but now I seo. I prostrate myself at tho foot of the cross of the Saviour’s mercy.” What a grand thing it is to feel that all the bad words I have uttered, and all the bad deeds I have ev9rdono, atiu all the had thoughts that have gono through my miud, are as though they had nevor been, for the sake of what Christ bus done. You know there is a rtitferenco iu stains. Some can be washed out by water, but others require a chemical preparation. Tile sin of the heart is so black end indelible a murk thut no human application can cleanse it, while tho blood of Jesus Chri 4 can was i it out forever. U. the infinite, tho omnipotent chemistry of tho gospel! Some, man says: “I believe all that. 1 believe God has for given the most of my sins, but thero is one sin 1 cannot forget.” What is it? Ido not want to know w hat it is, but I take the re sponsibility of saying that God will forgive it us willingly as any other sin. "O'er sins like mountains for their size, The seas of sovereign grace expand, The seas of sovereign grace arise." There was a very good man, about seventy-five years of ago, that once said: "I believe God bus forgiven mo, but there was one sin which I committed when I was about twenty years of age that I nevor for gave myseit for, and I can’t feel happy when I think of it.” He said that one sin sometimes came over his heart, aud blottod out all his hope of hoaven. Why, he lacked iu faith. Tho grace that can forgivo a small sin can forgive a largo sin. Mighty to save. Mighty to suve. Hho is the God like unto our God. that pardonetb iniquity* O, what Jesus is to the soul that believes in him! Tlie soul looks up into Christ’s face, and says: “To what extent wilt thou for give me?” And Jesus looks back into bis face, and says: “To the uttermost." The soul says: “Will it never be brought up again.” “Never,” say’s Christ. “Won't it be brought up again in Judgment day i” “No,” reys Christ, “nevor in the Judgment day.” W hat bread is to the hungry, what harbor is to the bestormed, what light is to tho blind, what liberty is to the captive, that, and more than that, is Christ to tlie man who trusts him. Just try to get Christ away from that Christian. Put on that man the thumb screw. Twist it until tho bones crack. Put that foot into the iron boot of persecution until it is mashed to a pulp. Stretch that man on the rack of the inquisition, and louder thau all the uproar of the persecu tors you will hoar bis voice like tho voice of Alexander le Croiv, above tlie crackling faggots as ho cried out: “Ob, Jesus! O, my blessed Jesus! O. divino Jesus! who would not die for thee?" Again: I remark that Christ is precious to the boliever, as a friend. You have com mercial friends and you have family friends. To the commercial friend you go when you havo business troubles. You can look back to some day—it may bavo been ten or twenty years ago—wtv'n, if you had not had tlmt friend, you would have been entirely overthrown in business. But 1 want: to tell you this morning of Jesus, tho best business friond a man ever had. He can pull you out of the worst perplexities. Thero are people in this audience who havo got in the habit of putting down all their worldly troubles at tho feet of Jesus. Why, Christ meets the business man on the street and says: “O, business man, I know ail thy troubles. I will be with time. I will see thee through." Look out how you try to corner or trample on a man who is backed up by the Lord God Almighty. Look out how you trample oil him. O, thoro is a financier that many of our business men have not found out. Christ owns all the boards of trade, all the insurance compa nies, and all the banking houses. They say that the Vanderbilts own tho railroads; but Christ owns tho Vanderbilts and the rail roads, and all tho plottings of stock gam biers shall be put to confusion, and God with his little linger shall wipe out their in famous projects. How often it iias boon that wo havo seen men gather up riches by fraud, in a pyramid of strength and beauty, and the Lord came and blew on it and it was gone; while there are those here to-day who, if they could speak out in this assem blage, or din ed to speak out, would say: “The best friend I bad in 1837; the best friend I had in 1867; the best friend I had at the opening of the war; tho host friend I ever had has been the Lord Jesus Christ. I would rather give up all other friends than this one.” But we have also family friends. They come in when we have sickness in the household. Perhaps they say nothing; but they sit down and th ey weep as the 1 ight g. >es out from the bright eyes, and tho white petals of the lily are scattered in the blast of death. They’ watch through the long night by the dying couch, and then, w lion the spirit has gone, soothe you with great comfort. They say: “Don’t cry. Jesus pities you. AU is well. You will inpet the lost ono again.” Then, when your sou went off, breaking your heart, did they not come and put the, story in the very best shape, and prophesy tho return of the prodigal? Were they not in your house when the* birth auge! flapped its wings over your dwelling? And they havo been there at the baptisms and at tho wed dings. Family friends! But I have to tell you that Christ is the best family friend. O, blessed is that cradle over which Jesus bends. Blessed is that nursery where Jesus walks. Blessed is that sick brow from which Jesus wipes the dampness. Blessed is that table where Jena breaks the bread. Blessed is that grave where Jesus stands with his scarred feet on the upturned sod, saving: “I am the resurrection and the life; tie that believeth iu me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” Have you a babe in the house ? put it into the arras of the great child-lover. Is there a sick ono iu the house? think of him who said: “Damsel, arise." Are you afraid you will come to want? think of him who fed the five thous and. Is there a little ono in your house that you are afraid will he blind, or deaf, or lame? think of him who touched the blinded evo, and snatched back the boy from epileptic convulsions. Oh, he is tho best friend. Look over your family friends to day, and find another that can be compared to him. When we want our friends, they are sometimes out of town. “Christ is always in town. We find that some will stick to us in prosperity who will not iu adversity. But Christ comes through darkest night, and amid ghastliest sorrow, and across roughest sea, to comfort you. Thero are men and women hero who would have been dead twenty years ago but for Jesus. They have gone through trial enough to exhaust ten times their physical strength. Their property went, their health went, their families were scattered. God only knows what they suffered. They are an amazement to themselves that they have lxjeti able to stand it. They look at their once happy home, surrounded by all com fort. Gone! They think of the timo when they used to rise strong in the morning, and walk vigorously down the street, and had experienced a health they thought inex haustible. Gone! Everything gono hut Jesus. He has pitied them. Ilis eye has .watched them His omnipotence has defended them. Yes, he has *been with them. They havo gone through disaster, and he was a pillow of fire by night. They have gono across stormy Galilee, but Christ had his foot on tho neck of tho storm. Tliev felt the waves of trouble coming up around them gradually and they began to Jclimb jinto tlm strong rock of God’s defense, and then thoy sang, as they looked over the waters: “Gou is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in tune of trouble; therefore we will not fear though tlie earth tii removed, though the mountains be carried into the midst of the seu, though tho waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.” Tlie other day there was a sailor who name into the Bethel in New York, and said: “My lads (he was standing among sailors), 1 don’t know what’s the matter witli me, I used to hear a good deal about religion and about Jesus Christ. I don’t know that I have any religion or that I know anything much about Christ, but when I was in mid-Atlantic I looked up one day through the rigging, and there seemed to come light through my soul. I have felt dlfiereat ever since, and I love those tbut I once hated, and I feel a joy I can’t tell you, i really don’t know what is the matter of me." A rough sailor got up and said: “My lad, I know what’s the matter of you. You have found Jesus. It is enough to make any man happy." “His worth If all the nations knew. Sure the whole earth would love him too.” I remark again: Christ is precious to the believer as a final deliverer. You and I must, after a while, get out of this world. Here aud there, o >e perhaps may come on to eighty, to ninety years of ugo, but your common sense tells vou that the next twenty-five years will fand th > majority of this audience in eternity. Tho next ten years will thin out a great many of these lumlly circles. This day may do the work for some of us. Now why do I say this? To scare you? No; but just as I would stand iu your office, If I were a business man and' you were a business man, and talk over risks. You do uot consider it cowardly to talk la your store over tem poral risks. 1| it bare mus this morning to talk a little while over tlie rjsks of the soul, that are for eternity? In every coigroga tiin, death has the lost year been doing a groat deal of work. Where is your father? Where is your mother? Your child? Your brother? Your sister? Oh, how cruel does death seem to be I Will lie pluck every flower? Will ho poison every fountain? Will he put blacK on every door-knob? Will lie snap every heart-string? Can I keep nothing? Are there no charmed weapons with which to go out and contend againithim? Give me some keen sword, sharpened in God’s armory, with which I may stab him through. Give mo some battle-ax, that I may clutch it, and hew him from helmet to sandal. Thank God, thank God, that lie that rideth on the pale horse hath more than a match in him who rideth on the white horse. St. John heard tho contest., the pawing of tee steeds, the rush, the battle cry, the onset, until the pale horse came down on bis haunches, and his rider bit the dust, while Christ., tho con quorer, with uplifted voice declared it: “Oh, death, 1 will be Uiv plague; oh, grave, I will bo thy destruction.” Tlie sepulcher is a lighted castle on tho shore of heavenly sous, ami sentinel angels wulk up and down at tlie door to guard it. The dust ami tlie dampness of tlie grave are only tlie spray of the white surf of celestial seas, and tlie long breathing of tho dying Christian, that you call his gasping, is only the long inhalation of the air of heaven. O blo-s God for what Christ is to tho christiau soul, her© and hereafter! I heard u man say somo time ago, that thoy never laugh in heaven. Ido not know where he got his authority for that. I think they do luugh in heaven. When victors come home, Uo we not laugh? When for tunes are won in a day do we not laugh? After we huve been ten or fifteen years away from our friemls, and we greet, thorn again, do we not laugh? Yes, wo will laugh in heaven. Not hollow laughter, not mean ingless laughter, but u full, round, clear, deep, resonant outbreak of eterual gladness. O, the glee of that moment when we first see Jesus! I think we will take the first two or three years in heaven to look at Jesus; nnd if, iu toil thousand years, there should tie a moment when tho doxolngy paused, ten thousand souls would cry out-. “Sing! sing!" and whou the cry was "What shall wo sing?” the answer would be: “Jesus! Jesus!” O, you may havo all the crowns in heaven; 1 do not cure so much about them. You may have all the robes in heaven; Ido not care so much about them. You may have all the scepters in heaven; I do not care so much about them. You may have all the thrones in heaven; I do not care so much about them. But give mo Jesus— that is enough heaven for me. O Josus! I long to see thee. Thou “chief among teu thousand, the ouo altogether lovely.” There may be some here who have come hardly knowing why they come. Perhaps it was as iu Paul’s time—you have come to hear what this babbler sayeth; but lam glad to moot you face to face, aud to strike hands with you in one earnest talk about your deathless spirit. Do you know, my friend, that this world is not good enough for you? It cheats. Jt fades. It dies. You are immortal. I see it in the deathless spirit looking out from your eve. It is a mighty spirit. It is an immortal spirit. It boats against the window of tlie cage. I come out to feed it. During the post week the world lias lieen trying to feed it vvitii husks. I come out this morning to feed it with that bread of which, if a man eat, he will never hunger. What has tlie world done for you? Has it not bruised you? Has it not betrayed you? Hha-s it not mal treated.you? Look me in tlie eye, immor tal mail, and toil me if that is not so. And yet, will you trust it? O, I wish that you could forget me, the weak und sinful man— that I might vanish from your sight this morning, and that Jesus might come in. Aye, he comes here this morning to plead for your soul—comes in all covered with the wounds ot Calvary. Ho says: “O, immortal man! I died for thee. I pity thee. I come to save thee. With these hands, torn and crushed, 1 will lift thee up into pleasures that never die.” Who will reject—who will drive him back? When Christ was slain on the cross, they had a cross, and they had nails, and they had hammers. You crucify by your sin, O impenitent soul! the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a cross: but where are the nails? Where are tlie hammers? “Ah,” says some one rejecting Christ —somo one standing u long way off: “I will furnish tho nails. I don’t bolive in that Jesus. I will furnish the nails.” Now we havo the mils; who will furnish the hammers. “Ah,” sflys some hard heart, “I will furnish the ham mers.” Now wo have the nails and ham mers. We have no spears; who will furnish the spears? “Ah,” says someone long in tho hsbit of sin awl rejection of Christ’s mercy: “I will furnish them." Now we have all the instruments: the cross, tho nails, the hammers, tlie spears; and the crucifixion goes on. O, the darkness! O, the pang! O, the tears! O, the death! “Behold the lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world.” Lord help that man. He sits far back to-day. He does not like to come for ward. He feels strange iu a religious assem blage. He thinks, i>erhaps, we do not w ant him. O, Jesus, take that trembling hand. Put thine ear to that agitated heart awl hear how it boats. O, lift tlie iron gate of thut prison bouso and let that man go free. Lord Jesus, help that woman Bhe is a wanderer. No tears can she wtep. Seo, Lord Jesus, that polluted soul, see that blis tered foot. No church for tier. No good cheer for her. No hope for her. Lord Jesus, go to that soul. Thou wilt uot stone her. Lot the red-hot chain thut burns to the bone till the bio.sly ichor hisses in the bout snup at thy touch. O, have mercy on Mary Magdalene. Lord Jesus, help t hat young man. Ho took money out of iiis employer’s till. Didst thou see it? Tho clerks were all gone. The lights were down. The shutters were up. Didst thou see it? O, let him not fall into the pit. Rememborost thou not his mother’s prayers? Bhe can pray for him no more. Lord Jesus, touch him on tho shoulder. Touch him on tlie heart. Lord, save that young man. There uro many young men liore. I got a totter from on* of them who is probably here to-day, awl 1 shall have no otuer opportunity of answering tnut letter. You say you Is-lieve in irio. O, do you believe in Jesus? I cannot save you, my dear brother Christ can. He wnuts and waits to save you, und lie comes to-day to save you. Will you have liimf Ido no; know what our yodng men do without Christ—how they get on amid all tho temp tations and trials to which thoy are sub jected. O, young mon, come to Christ to day, aud put your soul and your interest for this lito and for the next into his keeping. In olden times, you know, a cup bearer would bring wine or water to the king, who would drink it, first tasting it himself, showing there was no poison in it, then passing it to the king, wiio would drink it. The highest honor I ask is that I may lie cup-bearer to day to your soul. I bring you this water of everlasting life. I have been drinking of it. There is no poison iu it. It has never done me any harm. It will do you no iiurm. O, drink it. and live forever. And let thut aged man put his bo.id down on the st iff, aud let that poor widowed soul bury bur worried face in her handkerchief, and these little children fold their hand-, iu prayer, widle we commend you to him who was wounded for our trausgruasious, and bruised for our iniquities: lor to you which believe he is precious / BISMARCK ON PEACE. The Unexpected Might Happen ot Any Time With Franco. Berlin, July 1, —The Krcuz Zcitung says Prince Bismarck lias induced Russia to abandon definitely tho idea of making an alliance with France. PEACE WOULD NOT BE DISTURBED. London, July t. —The Berlin corre spondent of the Tktily News says: “Prince Bismarck, in conversation with several members of tho unper house of the Prussian diet, expressed his conviction that peace would not be disturbed unless the other powers provoked war. Ho had no such fear of Russia. Ho was firmly convinced that, the former differences be tween Germany and Russia would be com pletely settled. He wished be could feel the same confidence in France. In France, however, ho added, the unexpected might happen at any time.” THE LAND QUESTION. Disastrous Consequences May Result From Parliament's Inaction. Dudj.in, July I.—The Irish bishops have published a series of resolutions explaining in dotail the present position of the land question, and expressing tho opinion that unless parliament immedi ately applies a really effective measure to protect tenants from oppressive exaction, and arbitrary location, the most disastrous consequences to public order and tho safety of the people must almost inevitably ensue. THE BUDGET’S PERSONNEL Thought to Mean u Grave Check to the Government. Paris, July I.—All of the Farm journals are of the opinion that the personnel of the new budget committee of the chamber of deputies moans a grave check to the govern ment. Some of tho papers predict that if tho opportunities, with the support of tho right, resume their hostile tactics, a crisis will unsue. A CHICAGO HORROR. A Woman Confesses to Burning Her Husband to Death. Chicago, July I.—The mystery concern ing the death of Matthias Schriener, burned to death at 2 o’clock lost Monday morning near his house at 204 Mohawk street, has been cleared up. His wife, Mary Magdalene Schriener, lias confessed to the police that she poured korosono oil over hor husband's clothing and deliberately sot fire to iL She says bo was u chronic drunkard, ana that, for six months post sho hod quarrulod with him every day. He came home Sunday night drunk, and sent for more boor after his arrival. She retired about midnight, and on a waken ing an hour later,arose and found Schriener asleep in the alley. Seized with a sudden and uncontrollable desire to be rid of her troublesome husband, sbo poured oil over his clothing and then dropped a lighted match on him. Schriener soon rushed into the street screaming and the neighbors smoth ered the flames with blankets, but too late to save his life. Mrs. Schriener is but 22 years of age. Sho has a 6-months-old baby and her only anxiety is concerning it. Sho will plead guilty to the charge of murdering her husband to-morrow. THE GREAT IRON LOOKOUT. A Chattanooga Firm Signs the Scale- No New Features. Pittsbuho, July I. —The great iron lock out, which began yesterday, presented no new features to-day further than the re port of the signing of the Amalgamated scnlo by another firm. The latest desertion from the ranks of the manufacturers was tho Lookout rolling mill company of Chat tanooga, Tonn. 'lnis makes eight firms that have signed the scale to date. The manu facturers, however, ate as determined os ever, and there are no indica tions of a serious break. The action of Oliver Bros. & Phillips in sign ing the scale, they bay, was no surprise. They had counted upon certain members signing, and Oliver Bros., & Phillips; were among tho number. Oeu. Kitzhngh, vieo presidont of the manufacturers, said it would have no effect upoujttm situa tion, and that a majority of the manufac turers would stand out until they had gained their point. THE PACIFIC RAILROADS. Some Legislation on the Subject De sired by the President. Washington, July 1. —The President is anxious that tho houso, at least, should pass some legislation respecting the Pacific rail road indebtedness before congress adjourns. As the Union Pacific bill is the only one matured as the rosult of the Puciiic railroad oommissio xrs’ report, ho is desirous that it should bo sent to the senate, even if it gets no further. He has said so to several democratic eaders recently. They have explained to him that in tbe present <•0101111011 of legislation in the house the only chance for the Uniou Pacific bill lay in a motion to pass under suspension of the rules. Me thereupon said that he thought that motion ought to im made. This is why Chairman Outhwaife of tbe Pacific raif rouds committee will move to-morrow to pass the Union Pacific bill under a suspen sion of tho rules, ami also why he thinks the motion will succeed. CONSECRATING A BISHOP. Cardinal Gibbons and Bishops Becker and Suldenbuech Celebrants. Baltimore, Md., July I.— Bishop Leo Hal<l was consecrated to-dav at the cathe dral. A commission was read, raising him to tho Bishop of Mcssenia, In Greece, and another appointing him vicar apostolic of the diocese of North Caroiina. The first commission makes him titular bishop or non resident prelate. Both commissions were written in Lutiu, aud signed by Pope Loo. By bis appointment to tue bishopric he does not cease to liA an abbot of the monasi try. Among the officers of the mass were consecrator and celebrant Cardi nal Gibbous, eo-consecrators. Bishop* Becker and Beidenlmsch, deacons of honor to the cardinal, Rev. Fathers John Mlattery and Celestlne. THE (SITUATION AT CHICAGO. None of the Mills Mhut Down Baturday Night. Ciucaoo, 111., July I.— None of the iron and steel works in and about Chicago shut dowu last night, but may do so at any tune. The North Chicago rolling mill and rolling stool works, the principal ones, dis cussod the matter of wages with their em ployes but January, and signed the scale then. The managers, however, refuse to say what action they will take now. I PRICE $lO A YEAR. I I t UISNT3 A COPY, f SENSATIONS IN' ATLANTA. A PROMINENT GERMAN ARRESTED FOR BIGAMY, He is Wanted at Norfolk, Va. -An Ef fort to Get Him Released Under a Writ of Habeas Corpus—He Does not Deny the Charge—Another Atlanta Sensation. Atlanta, Ga., July I.—A. Boorman, a prominent German, was arrested at hia home on Peters street, to-day at noon. He is wanted in Norfolk, Va., to answer a charge of bigamy. He came to Atlanta, about two years ago and opened up as a retail clothier on Peters street, A few days ago tho chief of police of Norfolk wrote Chiof Connolly, asking if Boorman was there. An affirmative reply was made and a dispatch was received this morning authorizing tho arrest of Beerman. He was brought to jiolice headquarters and locked up. Ho says he does uoc want to he taken to Norfolk, and an will be made to get him out on a writ of habeas corbus, but it is not likely that the attempt will be successful. He does not deny hia guilt in tiie case, If ho is taken back hia second wife will accompany him. another sensation. Quito a sensation has been created by the announcement that Miss Ada M. Cady, a well-known worker in the First Methodist church and prominent in temperance cir cles. is a charity inmate of the Day street hospital. She is outraged at tho treatment she has received in Atlanta, and declares sho will leave thore for the notrh as soon as she can beg enough money to pay her passage. Sho was city missionary of Jack sonville, Fla., for hree years, and cafiie to Atlanta about a vear ago. Prior to coming south she was a dressmaker for jthe family of Charles Tilden, nephew of Samuel J. Tilden. She has a number of letters from prominent Now York people, who vouch for hor standing as a lady. Miss Cady says sho has been in many cities and done much, work, but the Atlanta people have treated. • her meaner than any she has ever met. A “BLIND TIGER” BROKEN UP. Capts. Wright and Couch and Mounted Officer Green of the police force to-night broke up a “blind tiger” on Magnolia street, confiscated two beer kegs partially" lllled, and captured Tilman Stewart, Tom Lyuan end John Fruzier, who were more or" less engaged in operating tho enterprise. The tiger was in the shed-room of a cottage which was lllled with men. The officer* discovered the affair accidentally, being called to the house to quell a riot. Tilman Stewart was cut by Tom Lyuan in tho face, his nose being nearly cut in two. Stew art was so badly hurt that he wm placed in tho hands of a physician and Bent to his home. The furniture of tha room in which tho riot occurred,which con sisted of chairs, tables and a stove, was broken to pieces, the men using these arti cles to fight with. In the room was found a pack of cards and several stacks of chips. A jack pot of flB was found on a table whore the men had been gambling before the lighting commenced. A FATAL JUMP. A Negro Falls Under a Train and is Killed. Calhoun, Ga., July I.—Sanford Dorth ured (eolorod) was found mangled and dead beside the railroad track here this morning. Conductor S. T. Terrell, of train No 20, bound for Atlanta, passng here at 8:30 o’clock, returned from Atlanta and stated at the inquest that the negro was on his train beating his way to Atlanta, and when approaching Cal houn he (Terrell) opened the door of tho baggage car next to the engine where the i.egro was, with tho intention of putting the negro off at Calhoun. The negro jumped off, missed his footing, failing with his bead under the train. Terrell saw the' negro wa.i dead, but could do uothing but leave him with a negro to keep the hogs off. The coroner’s jury found that Sanford Bothered was killed by a train. FLORIDA FRUITS. Arrangements to Ship Thom to Brltieti and Continental Ports. Jacksonville, Fla., July I.—ln con nection with the fast through fruit and vegetable froight trains’ from Florida to eastern and western markets arrangements have been perfected to ship Florida oranges and othor fruit by the Coast line to New York and the best transatlantic steamers to lead ing British and continental ports, at mod erate rates. The orange crop is estimated at 2,000,000 boxes, and tho fruit promises to be of extra fine quality. Cotton, tobacoo and other crops promise a large yield. FEVER AT PLANT CITY. Two Light Sporadic Suspicious Cases Reported. Jacksonville, Fla., July I.—Tho Times-Union announces two light sporadic) cases of suspicious fever at Plant City, which havo heed isolated. Precautions have been taken to prevent its spread. Diligent inquiry discovers no other sus picious disouse at any point in the state. Tb sanitation and health of the state are ulniost perfect and the weather delightful, except in the sunshine in the middle of the day. No alarm is felt about tho fever. A Fireman's Funeral. Atlanta, Ga., July 1. —The funeral of Andrew Boos occurred this afternoon at the residence of John Parker, on Walker street. The services were conducted by W. HL Hunt. Tho remains were followed to Oak land by a delegation of veteran firemen of the city. Mr. Boos was for a long lime chief of the volunteer department of At lanta. OLEVKLAND PHOTOGRAPHS. As He Appeared on the Occasion of His Notification. Washington, June 28.—Every one who wui present when President Cleve land received the committee of notification on Tuesday commented upon tho fact that tho President was looking very well. He certainly never looked better thnu when no mode his little speech In reply. His earnestness light ed up his fuce as he spoke. New photographs of the President show ing him just as ho is have been prepared since tiie St. Louis convention ami are being sent out to democrats all over the oouutry, who havo written here asking for them. Sour, one says that brunettes got husbands quicker than blondes. This d,>os not Coincide with the general opinion that light headed women have '.he Iwst ohanoe In the matrimonial murket.— Boston Gazette. _ BCHtxT*—'That pug ilo* of yours has got n Intelligent look about him that Is really re markable. Miller—Remarkable I There is noshing re markable about It. in mv family that a that way we all look.—Texas . i/fini/*.