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1 J. H. EBTILL. Editor and Pbopristor. f
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
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.
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.
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.
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 was then called for. He
Mr, Chairman, Soldiers, Gentlemen and
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
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.
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.
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
Gen. Fairchild was next introduced. Ho
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.
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°.
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.’’
What Will Be Done Id the Senate and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 /
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
None of the Mills Mhut Down Baturday
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.
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
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.
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 Negro Falls Under a Train and is
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.
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.
Two Light Sporadic Suspicious Cases
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
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
Miller—Remarkable I There is noshing re
markable about It. in mv family that a that
way we all look.—Texas . i/fini/*.

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