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i Regiment That Was Present at the
Capture of Berlin Furnishes the Sub
. 9Ct of a Little Pleasantry—The Two
, onarchs at the Shrme—Feasting
B nd Merrymaking.
i-t Petersburg, July 22. —The Gorman
imuerial visitors attended the Lutheran
irvices this morning. Afterward they ac
■oinpanied the czar and czarina to the cas
tle chapel, whore service was held ac
neri'i!.'' to the Prussian liturgy. Splendid
chorals wore rendered by the court band.
The departure of the German imperial
cart v has been postponed until Tuesday
inornii g.
The Official Messenger snys that in pro
ti e health of Emperor William at
kni-noe Silo, the czar included in the toast:
• ‘■i . ri i us army.”
~-.rr William visited the ijuoeu of the
Hr ,• ii' Sull Saturday. - - - -
St. Petersburg. July 2:1. — There wore
5i .odb men and 108 guns in the ICrasnoe
Srl.i review. The review gave evidence
tint the Russian troops have much im
proved in the last few years. Emperor
IVillmm greatly admired the troops, espe
na v the Cos ack artillery.
Prior to tiie embassy dinner the imperial
rotors went on an excursion in a smail
reamer to tin* islands of the Neva.
At dinner Emperor William had Prince
Henry in his right, and Count Schouvaloff
ca his left. Count Herbert Bismarck sat
ja the right of Gen. von Schweinitz, and
Gen. Marvin on the left. This evening the
tzar gave a great gala dinner in the Pator
luf palace. The park fountains were illu
minate 1. Tea was served in a pavillion on
the shore. Count Herbert Bismarck sends
long telegrams daily to his father.
When leading his Russian Vibig regiment
last the czar at the Krasuoe Sal > review,
imperor William, calling the czar’s atton
ioa tu the fact that the regiment bore a
ribbon attesting its presence nt the capture
cf Berlin, shook hands with him and, smil
ing, said: “No matter; that was in the
last century and is already forgotten.”
The Mills Will Still Gr nd Despite the
Shadow Over High Taxes.
Washington, July 22.—The senate will
probably take up the conference report on
the river and harbor bill to-morrow and
follow it with sundry civil and naval ap
propriation bills in turn.
The subsequent course of legislation for
the week cannot be forecast with safety,
because so many important measures have
been laken up and laid aside temporarily,
with certain qualified rights of way.
Senators Dawes, Hoar, Sherman, Evarts,
Vance. Saulsbury, Gorman and Call are un
derstood to lie ready to deliver speeches on
the fisheries treaty.
The army appropriation bill and coast de
fense bill, which were left in an unfinished
state ten days ago, are still pending, while
to them have now b on added the bills to
admit Washington Territory and to pro
hibit Chinese immigration.
Tho District of Columbia committee ex
pects to secure to-morrow in tho house for
the consideration of district business.
Thegeneral deficiency appropriation bill
till be called up for action early in the
veek, and a lively debate is expected upon
the sections which make provision for the
payment of the French spoliation claims.
The appropriation committee has nearly
tompleteil the fortification appropriation
bill, and intends to report it in time for ac
tion by the house immediately after tho
passage of tho general deficiency I ill.
The evening sessions during tho week will
be devoted to consideration of bills of u
private nature, public land bills and a few
judicial measures.
the President Anxious that the Mills
Bill Be Pushed.
Washington, July 22. —A republican
lenator who is a member of the finance
tommittee said to-night: “At the present
fate of progress tho tariff bill now propar
mg in our sub-committee would not be le
porti-d to the full committee before Aug. 1,
probably would not be reported to the
jwate before Sept. 1. It would be Oct. 1
"fere w would get through talking in tho
*ate. We really do not know what to do.
"® W! *nt to put forward a substitute
imposition, but we do not want to stay
“ ero till October. We may content our
tv.' es with reporting n bill, or perhaps a
.utinn, declaring our policy.”
lbs republicans of the senate find it as
r*rd to agree upon a substitute as did the
republicans of the hou .e.
‘he President has requested the demo
'rttir senators to do all they can to get the
dh bill discussed botli in the finance cotn
mittse and in the senate. Ho doesn’t want
.S”' it pigeon-holed without debate. Sena
~r J ”‘ r b and tho other democratic leaders
"roughly sympathize with this purpose,
'ill insist upon regular and thorough
wmsideration of the Mills bill.
Randall sits up and reads.
Qreatly Interested in the Tariff Vote—
His Removal.
'Washington, July 22.—Representative
*n lall -at up and read the newspapers to-
I for the first time since ho took to his
lie was exceedingly interested in the
trie proceedings in the house
5£ mi Rtli" passage of the Mills bill. He
"'"-101l to praise the four democrats
t against tiie bill for their udlier
kno t T' tm anil Collector Gorker were
In , -to talk over the plan to remove
ij, the country, hut Mr. Randall's
1 , r to-night that, it lmd not lieen
w . 1 Hied what day ho should Ist removed,
tl thought it would be some day
thr "| 'rihe said that it was thought
plrs , 0 , * lO wmtlier continued so
, l!l [ Hll, t lie continued to improve.it
w "ll to keep him hero until Ins
* "XToasod a little more.
tho Host Day Ho Haft Hjkl
einc o Arriving at Nonqultt.
L’ 'ri'tTr. Mass., July 21. —The follow
, ‘ l ’rili'ijn was issued at 8 oVhuk to-night:
Ij," considered, wo regard this as
1 '"'V *veu. Sheridan lr* pas***! since
I*. „ riV| “ '*t Nonqmtt. IBs cough lins
. “L not w ithstanding the unfavorable
L ■ 11 ''f the weather. Ib> has Imeii
• "Ii *y,t 11|| iiuiul, his appetite and
h. riuve bet,n very satisfactory, ttud
*T symptoms favorable.”
bj ‘' l “‘ l Whut, iii.HVloif a Man
l*t I,KT . H. a. July J 2. —A colored
ttt, , L "'‘“l A no# Rsroes, clrogjie l dead
J wldW shaving a customei. It
1 “*irt
Tho Princes of Peanut Stands and
Hand Organs Highly Indignant.
Philadelphia, July 22.— About 2,000
Italians assembled in Kelley's hall this af
ternoon to protest against statements that
bad been made that they were a pauper
classjand that the recently appointed eongres
sional committee proposes to investigate
the matter. After iistening to oddras-es by
Angelo Astaritiea and Nicholas Comforti
of New York and others, the following res
olutions were presented with a long intro
duction in Italian, and went through with
a rush:
1. This meeting condemns tho action of the
Italian societies of immigration in humiliating
the name of Italy as the land of slaves and
pud rones.
That we. obeying the laws of this glorious
republic, pray ana hope no law of ostracism
will be passed against our immigration, as it is
contrary to the liberty and civilization of this
country. /
Tne circular which called this meeting
together had a flavor of revolutionary lan
guage about it. The Italian cavalry com
pany and military companies of the Ben
saglieri and of the G uio, composed of
"reet sweepers, wero to have marched to
the hall in full uniform, but were not
allowed to do so, the police refusing to per
mit an armed assemblage.
The Weather of the Past Week: Favor
able a3 a Rule to Crops.
Washington, July 22.— The weather
crop bulletin issued by the signal office to
day says:
The weather during the past week has
been favorable for growing crops in the
wheat and corn regions of the northwest.
Tho recent heavy rains, followed by an ex
cess of sunshine, have greatly improved the
condition of corn and oats, which are gen
erally reported in excellent condition, but
more rain is needed in portions of Michigan
for these crops.
Reports from Kansas indicate that crops
have been considerably damaged by hail.
Reports from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ar
kansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Missis
sippi show' that the crop conditions have
been improved by favorable weather dur
ing the past week.
More rain is needed in North and South
Carolina, although in the latter state tho
weutlier has been favorable f r cotton.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, wheat,
rye and hay harvesting has been about
completed during tho favorable weather of
tho past week. The weather conditions in
these two states have been unusually un
favorable for staple crops.
Brotherhood Men to Hold a Union
Meeting at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 22.—At a largo
meeting of the Brotherhood locomotive en
gineers and firemen here this afternoon ar
rangements were made for a grand union
meoting of all the lodges in this section to
be held three days, commencing Aug. 27.
Among those who will be present are Chief
Arthur, Grand Master Sergent, Vice Grand
Master Hannahan, Chairman Hoge and
Eugene B. Dobbs. The object of the meet
ing is not known.
Chicago, July 22.—About 500 men, rep
resenting the engineers, firemen, brakemon
and switchmen of tho roads running out of
Chicago, held a meeting to-day, the object
of which was to take political action on
questions of interest to the order. It was
claimed that those in the meeting repre
sented about 30,000 voters througnout
tho state, and that therefore they
would hold the balance of power as far
as the legislature was concerned. A
club was formed which will have for its
battle cries the repeal of the Merritt con
spiracy law and stricter enforcement of the
private detective law against tho Pinker
tons, A committee of five was also ap
pointed which is to take charge of the cam
paign and act as a sort of board from which
all directions are to emanate. No reference
whatever in a direct way will be made to
the “Q” troubles.
He Says that He la Sorry—Hla Previous
Bad Record.
Atlanta, Ga., July 22. —C. C. Nelson,
the absconding banker of this city, who has
just effected a compromise with his pur
suers at Trenton, Out., said that he was
sorry for what ho had done, and would give
all lie had in the world if he could undo it.
Me said that when bo left Atlanta on Satur
day night he must have boon crazy.
About the time lie reached Cartersville,
Ga,, he says lie was almost on tho point of
turning back, and would have done so, but
when lie thought of his ruined c redit he be
came desperate and continued on toward
Canada. His knowledge of the fact that
the drafts lie had given on New York would
not Vie honored, forced him.
When we asked him what he had done
with his money and jewelry he would not
talk much, hut admitted that he had money
buried. . Ho did not tell where it was.
He had to take the alternative of continu
ing Ids flight to Canada or of going to
prison, and he chose Canada.
lie was very indignant when the report
of his having committed bigamy by mar
rying in Atlanta was mentioned. He says
ho lias no other wife than tho one ho aban
doned in Atlanta. He did not say whether
his former wife was dead or had been
Ho was born near Trenton and has many
friends and relatives. He says he considers
Trenton more his home than any other place
in which he has lived.
Nelson is looking well and has gained con
siderably in flesh since leaving Atlanta.
lie met Mo srs. Haas and Col. Brandt,
who had followed him, very pleasantly, aud
acknowledged that his name was NeJsnu
and that there was no use in donying it. Ho
introduced Mr. Haas to chief of the police,
slating that ho was the cashier of the Capi
tal City bank, saying that he wus a good
man and very accommodating.
They had a warrant tako.i out, charging
Nelson with bringing money and property
obtained by fraud into Canada, mid the
magistrate remanded him until the 27th
in.st., to allow time to secure evidence in
sup|Kirt of tin* charge. Nelson Imcaine very
delimit when tl ey talked about having him
extradited and said he knew it could not be
Investigation discloses that Nelson has a
had record. At Usage Mission, Kas., lie
played tt trick similar to the one that is now
agitating this city, lie wus also guity of
questionable financial (. aiisicthms in Texas
and elsewhere. The allegation of bigamy
is based on the fact that Nullum had u wife
at the time of bis flight from Osage Mission,
and it lifts never been learned that he was
divorced from her or Ilia* she died. His
present wife wits Iroi u at Atlanta, and does
not believe that tiie allegation of bigamy is
well founded. __
Fighting Near Wady Hallo.
Caug, July 22 —Four hundred reliefs at
talked a village near Wady ll tifa to-da v.
Col W ode house, efb-r suveru fighting. ie
nulse 1 the rebel*, infl Cting severe loos.
Twenty villagers wane lulled or wounded.
Joshua's Victory Over A1 by a Subter
fuge—Times in the Battle of Life
When it is Boat to Run—The Coming
Campaign for Christ.
Fkkkskill, N. Y., July 22.—Chaplain T.
DeWitt Talmage preached to-day to the
Thirteenth regiment of the New York
state national guards, now encamped
here. The regiment assembled nt 3
o’clock p. m., when people from
the neighboring country, towns aud
cities were present in immense numbers. A
military band conducted the musical part
of the service. Chaplain Talmage’s sermon,
which was on “Uses of Stratagem,” was
based on Joshua viii. 7, “Then yo shall rise
up from the ambush and seize upon the
city.” He said:
Mon of the Thirteenth regiment, and
tfiei.r friends here gnt tiered. of all occupa
tions and professions, men of the city and
men of the fields, here is a theme fit for all
of us.
One Sabbath evening, with my family
around me, we were talking over the scene
o the text. In the wide-open eyes and the
quick interrogations and the blanched
cheeks, I realized what a thrilling drama it
was. There is tho old city, shorter by name
than any other city in the ages, spelled
with two letters—A, I—Ai. Joshua, ami his
men want to take it. How to do it is the
question. On a former occasion, in a
straightforward, face to face fight, they
had been defeated; but now' they are going
to take it by ambuscade. General Joshua
has two divisions in his army—the one di
vision the battle-worn commandor will
lead himself, tho other division he sends off
to encamp in an ambush on the west side of
the city of Ai. No torches, no lanterns,
no sound of heavy battalions, but 30,1KK)
swarthy warriors moving in silonco,
speaking only in a whisper; no click
ing of swords against shields,
osi the watchmen of Ai discovered it and
the stratagem boa failure. If a roystering
soldier in the Israelitisii army forgets him
self, all along tho line tho word is “Hush !"
Joshua takes tho other division, the one
with which he is to march, and puts it on
tho north side of the city of Ai, and then
spends the night in reconnoitering in the
valley. There he is, thinking over the for
tunes of the coining day, with something
of the feelings of Wellington the night be
fore Waterloo, or of Meade and Lee the
night before Gettysburg. There he stands
in tho night, and says to himself: “Yonder
is the division in ambush on the west side
of Ai. Hero is the division I have under
my especial command on the north sido of
Ai. There is the old city slumbering in
its sin. To-morrow will be tho battle.
Look! the morning already begins to tip
the hills. The military officers of A.i
look out in the morning very early, and
while they do not see the division in am
bush, they behold the other division of
Joshua, and the cry, <“To arms! To arms!”
rings through all the streets of tho old town,
and every sword, whether hacked and bent
or newly welded, is brought out, and all the
inhabitants of the city of Ai pour through
the gates, an infuriated torrent, and their
cry is: “Come, we’li make quick work with
Joshua and his troojis.” No sooner had
these people of Ai qome out against the
troops of Joshua, than Joshua gave such a
command as he seldom gave: “Fallback!”
Why, they could not believe their own
ears. Is Joshua’s courage failing hitn!
Tho retreat is beaten, and the Israelites
are flying, throwing bjankets and canteens
on every side under this worse than Bull
Run ih'feat. And you ought to hear tho
soldiers of Ai cheer, and cheer, and cheer.
But they huzza too soon. The men lying in
ambush are straining their vision to get
some signal from Joshua, that they may
know what timo to drop upon the city.
Joshua takes Ills burnished spear, glittering
in the sun like a shaft of doom, and points;
it toward the city; and when the men up
yonder in the ambush see it, with hawk
like swooji they drop upon Ai, and without
stroke of sword or stab of spear, take tho
city and put it to the torch. Ho much for
the division that was in ambush. How
about the division under Joshua’s
command? No sooner does Joshua stop in
the flight taan all his men stop with him,
and as he wheels they wheel, for in a voice
of thunder he cried “Halt!” One strong
arm driving ! ack a torrent of flying troops.
And then, as he points his spear through
tne golden light toward that iutal eitv, his
troops know that they are to stnrt for it.
What, a scene it was when the division in
ambush, which had taken the city, inarched
down against the men of Ai, on the one
side, and tho troop l under Joshua doubled
up their enemies from the other side, and
tho men of Ai were caught between these
two hurricanes of Israe'iitlsh courage,
thrust beiore and behind, stabbed in breast,
and back, ground between the upper and
nether millstones of God’s indignation.
Woe to the city of Ai! Cheer for the
triumphs of Israel!
Lesson the first: There Is such a thing as
victorious retreat. Joshua’s falling back
was the first chapter in his successful l>e
siegement. And there are times in your
life when tho best thing you can do is to
run. You were once the victim of strong
drink. The demijohn and the decanter
wore your fierce foes. They came down
upon you with greater fury than the men
of Ai upon the men of Joshua. Your only
safety is to get away from them. Your
dissipating companions will come around
you for your overthrow. Run for your life!
Kail back I Fall back from the drinking
saloon. Fall back from the wine party.
Your flight is your advance. Your retreat
is your victory. There is a saloon down on
the next street that has almost been tho
ruin of your soul. Then why do you go
along that street? Why do you not pass
through some other street rather than by
the place of your calamity? A spoonful of
brandy taken for medicinal purposes by a
man who twenty years before had linen re
formed from drunkenness, hurled into inn
briety and the grave one of tiie host friends
1 ever had. Your retreat is your victory.
Here is a converted infidel, lie is so strong
now in his faith in the gospel ho snys he can
reail anything. What are you reading?
Bolinbroke? Andrew Jackson Davis’s
tracts! Tyndall’s Glasgow University ad
dress? Drop them and run. You will lie
an infidel beforo you die unless you quit
tlint. ihese men of Ai will lie ton much
for you. Turu your back on tho rank and
Hie of unbelief. Kiy before they cut you
with their swords aud transfix you with
their javelins.
There are ueople who have been well
nigh ruined liecauie they risked a fisil
lianiy ex]>editioQ In the presence of mighty
and overwhelming temptation),, nud tho
men of AI made a morning meal of them.
Ho also there i such a thing m victorious
retreat in the religious world. Thousands
of tunas the kingdom of Christ baseeni"d
to fall hack. When the blood of the Scotch
covenanter* gave a deeper dye to the
heather of the highlands, when the Yaudols
of France eooae extermination ruther than
make an iiucht IstUii surrender, when on
Ht. Bertie'l nqgw ’# day mounted asm-elne
rods through XL# streets of Psri, arymg!
“Killl Blood-letting Is good In August!
Kill I Death to the liugusaoU! Kill!”
when lady Jane Grey’s head rolled from the
executioner’s block, when Calvin was im
prisoned in the castle, when John Knox
died for the truth; when John Banyan lay
rotting in Bedford jail, saying: “If God
will help me aud my physical life continues
I will stay here until the moss grows on my
eyebrows rather than give up my faith,’’
tiie days of retreat for tho church wero
days of victory.
The pilgrim fathers foil back from the
other sido of the sea to Plymouth Rock, but
now are marshaling a continent for tho
Christianization of tho world. The church
of Christ falling brek from Pie Imout, fall
ing back from Rue St. Jacques, 1 ailing
back from St. Denis, falling buck from
Wurtemburg castles, falling back from the
Brussels market place, yet all the time
triumphing. Not withstanaing ad the shock
ing reverses which the church of Christ
suffers, what do we see to-day f Three
tlious,ml missionaries of the cress on
heathen ground; sixty thousand ministers
of Jesus Christ ill this land; nt lease two
hundred millions of Christians on thaoarth.
All nations to-day kindling in a blaz < of
revival. Falling back, yet advancing, until
the old Wesleyan hymn will prove true:
“Tho lion of Judah shall break the chain.
And ivt- us the victory again and again
But there is a more marked illustration
of victorious retreat in the hie of our
Joshua, the Jesus of the ages. First falling
!> ick from an appalling height to anappall
ing deptii, falling from oele-tia! hills to ter
restrial valleys, from thro e to manger;
vet that did not seem to suffice him as a re
treat. Falling back still from Bethlnhem
to Nazareth, from Nazareth to Jerusalem,
back from Jerusalem to Golgotha, back
from Golgotha to the mausoleum in the
rock, back down over tho precipices of per
dition until ho walked amid the caverns of
the eternal captives and drank of the wine
of the wrath of the Almighty God amid the
Ahabs and the Jezebels and the Belshazzars.
O men of the pulpit and men of the pew,
Christ’s descent from heaven to earth does
not measure half the distance. It was from
glory to perdition. Ho descended into
hell. AH the records of earthly
retreat are • as nothing com
pared with this falling back. Bnnfa Anna,
with the fragments of his army flying over
the plateaux of Mexico, and Napoleon and
his army retreating from Moscow into the
awful snows of Russia are not worthy to lie
mentioned with this retreat, when all the
powers of darkness seem to be pursuing
Christ as he fell back, until the body of him
who came to do such wonderful things lay
pulseless and stripped. Methlnks that the
city of Ai was not so emptied of its Inhabi
tants when they went to pursue Joshua, as
perdition was emptied of devils when they
started for the pursuit of Christ and iio fell
hack and back down lower, down lower,
cnasm below chasm, pit below pit, until ho
seemed to strike the bottom of objurgation
and scorn and torture. Oh, the long, loud,
jubilant shout of hell at the defeat of the
Lord God Almighty!
But let not the power of darkness rejoice
quite so soon. Do you hear that distur
bance m the tomb of Arimatheaf I hear
the sheet rending! Wliat means that atone
hurled down the side of the
hill * Who is this coming out!
Push him back! tho dead must not stalk
in this open sunlight. O, it is our Joshua.
Let him come out. Ho comes forth aid
starts for the city. He takes the spear of
the Roman guard and points that way.
Church militant marches up on ouo side
and the church triumphant marctios down on
the other side. And tho powers of darkness
being caught betwoen these ranks of
celestial and terrostrial valor, nothing is
left of them save just enough to illustrate
the diroful overthrow of hell and our
Joshua’s eternal victory. On his head be
all the crowns. In his hand be all tho
scepters. At his feet lie all the human
hearts; and here, Lord, is one of thorn.
Lesson the second: The triumph of the
wicked is short. Did you ever seo an army
in a panic! There is nothing so uncootrol
ahlo. If you had stood at Long Bridge,
Washington, during the opening of our sad
civil war, you would know what it is to see
an army run. And when those men of Ai
looked out and saw those men of Joshua in
a stampode, they expected easy work. They
would scatter them as the equinox the
leaves. O, the gleeful and jubilant descent
of tho men of Ai upon the men of Joshua!
But their exhilaration was brief, for the
tide of battle turned and those quondam
conquerors loft their miserable carcasses in
the wildorness of Botliaven. So it always
is. The triumph of the wicked is short.
You make $20,000 at the gaming table. Do
you ex;iect to keep it? Y-ei will die in the
poor house. You made a fortune by iniqui
t >us traffic. Do you expect to keep it?
Your money will scatter, or it will stay
long enough to curso your childn n after
you are dead. Call over tho roll of bad
men who have prosp red, and see
ho iv short was their prosperity.
For a while, like the men of Ai,
they went from conquest, to conquest, but
after awhile disaster rolled hack upon
them and they were divided into three
parts: misfortune took their property, the
grave took their body, and the lost world
took their soul. lam always interested in
the building of theaters and the building of
dissipating saloons. I like to have them
built of tho best granite and have the rooms
made large and to have the pillars made
very firm. God is going to conquer them
and th.-y will bo turned into asylums and
art galleries and churches. The stores in
which fraudulent men do business, the
splendid banking institutions where the
president aud cashier put all their property
in their wives’hands and then fail for two
hundred thousand dollars—all these institu
tions ure to become the places whore honest
Christian men do business.
How long will it take your boys to get
through your ill-gotten g lins? The wicked
do not live out half their days. For awhile
the swagger and strut and make a great
splash in the newspapers, but after awhile
it nil dwindles down into n brief paragraph:
"Died, suddenly, July 221,1888, at thirty
five year of age. Relatives and friends of
tho family are invited to attend the funeral
on Wednesday, at 2 o’clock, from his late
residence on Madison square. Interment at
Green wood." Home of them jumped off
the docks. Bome of them took prussic
acid. Home of them fell undor tho simp of
a derringer pistol. Home ot them spent
their last, days in a lunatic asylum. Where
are William Tweed and his associates?
Where a Kotehain and Hwartivout, ab
sconding swindlers? Where is James Fisk,
the libertine? Where is John Wilkes Booth,
the assassin, and all tho other nus leme.iu
ants? The wicked do not live out half their
days. Disembogue, O world of darkness!
Lome up, Hildebrand and Henry 11. and
Robespierre, and with blistering and blas
pheming au<l ashen Him hiss out: “The
triumph of the wicked is short.’’ Alas for
the men of Ai when Joshua stretches out
his spear toward the city!
Lessen the third: How much may be ac
complished by lying in ambnsli for opportu
nities. Are you hypercritical of Joshua’s
maneuver? I*o you say that it was cheat
ing for him to take that city bv umbus ndti?
Was it wrong for Washington t < kindle
comp tiros on New Jersey Heights, giving
the impression to the op|ioslng force (list a
gfceat army wasanraiiqied there wtieu there
was none at Mil? 1 answer, if the war ue
right then Joshua was right in Ins strat
agem lb, violent! no flag t>f trii'f lie
broke no treaty, but by a lawful ambus
cade captured tne oltv of At. Oh, that we
all k<m w how to lie in ambush for oppor
l unities to serve God. The Imm t
ot' our opportunities do not lie on
the surface, but ate secreted; by tact, by
strategem, by Christian nmhusead’, you
may t ike almost any castle of sin for
Christ. Come up toward men with a regu
lar hesiegement of argument, and you will
he defeated; but just wait until the door of
their hearts is set ajar, or they are off their
guard, or their severe caution is away from
home, and then drop in on them from a
Christian ambuscade. There has been many
a man up to his chin in scientific portfolios,
which proved there was no Christ and no
divine revelation, his pen a scimetar flung
into the heart of theological opponents, who,
nevertheless, has been discomfited and cap
tured for God by some little 3-yoar-old
child who has got up and put her snowy
arms around his sinewy neck, and asked
some simple question about God and heaven.
Oh, make a flank movement; steal a
march on the devil; cheat, that man into
heaven. A tlve-dollnr treatise that will
stand all the laws of homiletics may fail t >
do that winch a penny tract, of Christian
entreaty may accomplish. Oh, for more
Christians in ambuscade, not lying in idle
ness, but waiting for a quick spring, wait
ing until just the right time comes. Do not
talk to a man about the vanity of this
world on the dav when he has bought, some
thing at “twelve” and is going to-efi it, at
"fifteen.” But talk to him about tho van
ity cf the world on the day u lien he has
bought something at "fifteen" and is com
polled to sell at “twelve.” Do not rub a
man’s disposition the wrong way. Do not
take the imperative mood when the sub
junctive mood will do just as well. Do not
talk in perfervicl style to a phlegmatic nor
try to tickle a torrid temperament with an
icicle. You can take any man for Christ if
you know how to got at him. Do not send
word to him that to-morrow at 10 o’clock
you propose to open your batteries upon
him, but come on him by a skillful, perse
vering, G< d-directed ambuscade.
Lesson the fourth: The importance of
taking good aim. There is Joshua, but how
are those people in ambush u;> yonder to
know who i they are to drop on tho city,
and how are these men around Joshua to
know when they are to stop their fl.ghtand
aivancef There must be some signal—a
signal to stop the one division and to start
the other. Joshua with a spear on which
were ordinarily hung theeoiursof battle,
points toward the city. lie stands in such
a conspicuous position, and there is so much
of the morning light dripping from that
spear-tip, that all around the horizon they
see it. It was as much astos iy: ‘There
is the city. Take it. Take it now. Roll
down from the west. Surge up from tho
north. It Is ours, the city of Ai. God
knows and we know that a great deal of
Christian attack amounts to nothing simply
because we do not take good aim. Nobody
knows and we do not know ourselves which
point we want, to take, w hen wo ought to
make up our minds what God w ill have us
do, and point our spears in that direction
and then hurl our body, mind, soul, time,
eternity at that one target. In our pulpits
and pews arul ,Sunday-schools an t prayer
meetings we want to get a reputation for
saying pretty things, mid so wo point
our sjiear toward tho flowers; or
wo want a reputation for saying sublime
things, and wo point our spear toward the
stars; or we want to get a reputation for
hist rical knowledge, and we point our
Sjiear toward tho past; or we want to get a
reputation for great liberality, so we swing
our spear ull around, and it strikes all
points ot tho horizon, and you can make
out of it wbatover you please; while there
is the old world, proud, rebellious and
armed against ull righteousness; and instead
of running any further away from its pur
suit, we ought; to turn around, plant our
foot in the strength of the eternal G kI, lift
tho old cross aud point it in tho direction of
the world’s conquest till the redeemed of
earth, marching up from one side and the
glorified of heaven marching down from
tho other side, the last battlement of sin is
compelled to swing out the streamers of
Emanuel. Oh, church of God, take aim
and conquer.
I have heard it said: “Look out for n man
who has only one idea; lie is irresistible.’’
I say: Look out for tho man who Inis one
idea, and that a determination for soul-sav
ing. I believe God would strike me dead if
I dared to point the spear in any other direc
tion. Oh, for some of the courage and en
thusiasm of Joshua! He flung two armies
from the tip of that spear. It is sinful for
us to rest, unless it is to get stronger muscle
und fresher brain and purer heart for God’s
work. 1 fool on my head the hands of
Christ in a now ordination. Do you not
feel the same omnipotent pressure? Tiiere
is a work for all of us. On, that we might
stand up side by side and point the spear to
ward the city! It ought to lie taken. 11
will be taken. Our cities are drifting off'
toward loose religion or what is called “lib
eral Christianity," which Is so liberal that it
gives up all the cardinal doc I lines of the
Bible, so liberal that it surrenders the recti
tude of tho throno of the Almighty. That
is liberality with a vengeance. Lit us de
cido upon the work which wo, as Christian
men, have to do, and, in the strength of
God, go to work and do it.
It is comparatively easy to keep on a
parade amid a shower of bouquets and
hand-clapping, and the whole street full of
enthusiastic huzzas. But it is not so easy
to stand up in the day of bat tle, the face
blackened with smoke, the uniform covered
with the earth plowed up by whizzing
bullets and bursting shells, half the regi
ment cut to pieces, and yet the commander
crying, “Forward, march!” Then it re
quires old-fashioned valor. My friends, the
great trouble of the kingdom of God in this
day is the cowards. They do splendidly on
a parade day, and at the communion, when
they have on their best clothes of Christian
profession; but put them out in tho great
buttle of life, at the first sliarpstiootitig of
skepticism they dodge, they fall hack, they
break ranks. We confront the enemy, we
open the battle against fraud, and lo! we
find cm our side a great many peonle that do
not try to pay their debts. And we open
the battle against intemperance, and we find
on our own side a great many people who
drink too much. And wo open the battle
against profanity, and wo find on our own
silo a great many men who make hard
speechfM. And we open the buttle against
infidelity, and lo! we find on our own a
great many men who are not quite sure
about tho book of Jonah. And while we
ought to be massing our troops, und bring
lag forth more than the united courage of
Austorliiz, and VVutevloo, and Gettysii ng,
wo hare to be spending our tune in hunt- i
ing up ambuscades. There are a great :
mu.'iy in the Lord’s army who would like to
go out on a campaign with satin slippers and |
holding umbrellas over their hooa< to keep
off the heavy dew, and having rations of
canvas buck ducks and lemon custards. If
they cannot have them they want to go
home. They think it is unhealthy among
so muny bullets.
I believe that the next twelve months will
I* the most stupendous year that heaven
ever saw. The nutions are quukiug now
with the coming of God. It will he u year
of successes for the men of Joshua, hut of
doom for the men of At. You put your ear
to the rod track and you can hour the train
corning miles away. Ho I put my nir to the
ground and I hear the thundering ou of th <
lightning train of God's mercies and judg
ments. iTie mercy of IM is first to lie
trial u?to i this nation. It will lei prescind
In the pulpits, in theaters, on the streets,
everywhere. People will he in vital to ac
cept the mercy of the go?iel und the st n y
and the song and Uw prayer wdi be
“mercy.” But suppose they <lo n< t. accept
the offer of mercy—what then ? Then God
wiilcome with his judgments, ami the grass
hoppers will eat the crops, and the iresli
ots will devastate the valleys, and the de
falcations will swallow the money markets,
and the tiros will burn the cities, and the
earth will quake from polo to polo. Year
of mercies and of judgments. Year of in
vitation ami of warning. Year of jubilee
and of woe. Which side are you g dug to
be on? With the men of Ai or the men of
Joshua? Pass over this Sabbatii into the
ranks of I-reel. I wou Id clap inv hands at
the joy of your coming. You "ill have a
poor chance for this world and the world to
come without Jesus. You cannot stand
what is to come upon you and upon the
world unless you have the pardon and tho
comfort and the help of Christ. Come
over. On this side is your happiness and
safety, on the other side is disquietude and
despair. Eternal defeat to the men of Ail
Eternal victory to the men of Joshua 1
It Was Wholly Innocent, But It Did
Not Last Long.
New York, July 21. —New York, much
as it is accustomed to journalistic surprises
and novelties, has not been so startled for
many a year as by tho extraordinary policy
of ('.il. Elliott P. Snepard in making his
journal, tho Mail ami Express, a semi re
religious one, and the daily insertion of a
scriptural text over the editorial column.
Col iShepai and rather prides himself on his
consistency, as although a large stockholder
in the Fifth avenue stage line, he strenu
ously opposed tho running of the vehicles
on Sunday, an evidence of his deep re
ligious feeling and his disregard of Mam
mon when Christian principlesnreconcernod.
The following is a faithful report of a con
versation I ret ween two ladies that was
overheard in one of Col. Shepard’s own
stages, which throws a somewhat uew light
f>n his character:
“1 should think it would be awfully nice
to ride down on these stages on Sunday and
see i he styles ou Fifth avenue.”
“ Yes, hut Col. Shepard don’t like to have
the stages run on Sunday. He thinks it’s
“Col. Shepard— who is ho*”
“He is the president of this stage line, the
son-in-law of Mr. Vanderbilt, and the pious
editor of tho Mail ami Express. Ho heads
all his editorial pages with a Scriptural
“Is his name Elliott?”
“Then I know all about him. You must
listen carefully, for it’s a great secret. He
once loved Alum, our seamstress!"
“Oh, not"
“But it is true. It was ages ago, beforo
he knew Miss Vanderbilt, when he was
very young, and they lived out our
way, ami one wasn’t any richer or bettor
than the other. Housed to write her the
loveliest little love letters—so good mid in
nocent. 1 know, for I’ve seen them. Well,
ho loved and wrote, and she lotted ami
wrote, and tlioy both grow up -alas to part!
lie came to the city.—was famous in his
way—married the richest heirt ss to be
found, experienced religion, and became
editor of a newspaper, and friend, philoso
pher and guide of Chauncoy M. Depew.”
“And she ?”
“She married a New Jersey man—a shift
less follow, who failed to support her or his
children, and Alma had to sow for a living.
When times wero hard she was obliged to
look both ways and all ways to make the
‘two ends meet.’
“One day, when there was a big space lie
twoeu these same two ends, she thought
she’d go and see her rich old lover and see If
he could help her.
“I'd like to have seen Col. Shepard’s face
as that demure little faded-out old woman
walked into his big ollice. She sent word
that a lady ami old friend from his early
home wished to see him.
“ ' Was he kind, Alma?’ I asked her on her
“ 'Yes, miss, but sort o’ grand like. Ho
looked as if no kind o’ wondered who I was
So I made n bow and said, I’in Alma!’
“‘Alma! Alma! Who?’
‘“Whvyour little playmate and sweet
heart. I’ve brought you a letter you wrote
to me when we were both young and you
loved mo Ho, here’s your name down to
the bottom. Elliott P. Snepard. Ho took it,
run I it through, and then ho seined
thoughtful and puzzled. Finally he said:
“ I remember you now. This little letter
is vory interesting to mo. I want to take it
home and show it to Mrs. Shepard. She
will lie pleased to see it.’
“Did you let him have it, Alma?”
“ ‘Yes, mish; wasn’t I right, imss?’
“ ‘I suppose so, but I must saynt wascuto
in him Ho was not anxious to see bin name,
oven in boyish writing, in the possession of
a poor sewing woman.'
“‘What else did he sav, Alma?’
“ ‘He asked if I v/ern married and happy,
and when I said I was unhappy and poor
lie said lie was sorry. lie told me vory
kindly that he’d likail to have beard good
news from me. Then he got up, and Igot
up, ami lie showed mo to tho office door,
and that was all.’ ”
“Did he give tho poor woman anything?”
“No; not even a pass to ride his stages,
and he forgot to quote the Bible and tell
her: ‘The Lord will provide.’ ‘Trust in
him!’ ”
“Did she ever got her letter back?”
“No; but she has more letters, and when
I get homo 1 will borrow thorn uud we will
have lots of fun reading them. We will
see how much scripture he quoted in his
love letters. We might find them interest
ing, as might the former Miss Vanderbilt.”
Here the stage reached Central park, and
the two ladies alighted.
Rose Hhapljcxoh.
Henry Carvlll Lewie Breathoa Hla
Laet on a Foreign Shore.
Philadei.khia, Pa,, July U 2. A cable
gram has ts-eri received here announcing
the death at, Manchester, England, yester
day of Henry Carvill i/ewis, professor of
geology at the academy of nutural
sciences and at lin v reford college.
Prof. Lewis sailed for England a fo% win ks
ago on the steamer Alaska, and intended to
remain abroad three or four years, Ids wife
and child accompany big him. One of his
objects in going to England at this time
was to l ead a paper lieforo the British asso
ciation, Hint it whs Ids intention to prose
cute his geological studies in Norway.
Milwaukee, Wis.,July Si.— A cable
gram received here this afternoon an
nounce* the death at Bmir n, Germany, of
the millionaire brewer, Emil Hchandein.
vice president of the Best brewing com
pany. He had been away but a month,
having gene to Kurojie Immediately after
the democratic national convention, er
which ho was a delegate.
Plant Clty'e Orlm Pest.
Washiwotok, July ‘Si.— Burgeon Oen<*ral
Hamilton of ttie murine lump,ini ervioe re
ceived a telegram to-night, stating that
there were sayon cases of yullow fever at
Plant City, Pin., to day,
VisiToaitu Montana widows—And you say
your husband nun his death by failing o 9 a
Sea ToUit
Moiiuma Widow—Yea; poor Jobs!
Visitor llow tar did tis fall >
Montana Widow Kr -ob. ttu* fail was about
lures {uet, 1 think. —Dadi/s.
\ liJiSNTU A COPY, f
Threatening Lettora Sent White Res
idents of the Countv by Drunken
Black Officeholders Bent on Retain
ing Their Planes—Forty Indictments
Returned by the Grand Jury.
St. Louis, July :i2. —Information has
hoen received from Crittenden county,
Arkansas, to the effect tlmt the grand jury,
which has boon investigating the banish
ment of eighteen negroes by an organiza
tion, bus made its report. The result is the
return of nearly forty Indictments. The
grand jury found that anonymous letters
had boon sent to a number of white men by
negroes, giving the whites five days to
leave the county.
Upon receiving the threatening epistles
the whites met, armed and escorted cut of
the country'the negroes implicated. Among
those who received orders to quit the county
within five days wore Col. J. F. Smith, the
leading merchant of Marion; Sheriff W. F.
Warner of Crittenden crunty; J. H.
Stevens, a blacksmith; L, P. Berry, a law
yer, ami S. 0. Mushy, a former magistrate
of Marion.
The grand jury succeeded in tracing th e
anonymous threats to the office of the
county clerk, I)a\ id Ferguson, one of the
eighteen negroes banished. His "Hire as
opened, and fragments of anonymous notes
w hich evidently had not seemed to he sat
isfactory were found on the floor. Experts
pronounce the handwriting to be that of J.
M. Ramsey, a young South Carolina negro
in the employ of Ferguson as clerk.
The immediate motive for the sending of
the warnings was found in the fact that
Ferguson and D. W. Lewis, the ne ro
county judge, had been indicted by a for
mer grand jury for habitual drunkenness,
the penalty for which was removal from
office. The intention was to create a reign
of terror and break the force of the prose
cution. Ferguson was one of the Arkansas
alternates to the republican convention at
Chicago. He was serving his third term ns
clerk of Crittenden county, an office worth
#t>,ooo per year. The testimony before the
grand jury was highly sensational.
Why a British War-Ship Was Or
dered to Caulse Near Alaska.
h'roni the. New York World.
Ottawa, July 10. —No ono knows how
near coming into collision the British and
American navies wore up to a month ago.
Dion the danger ended, and the Canadian
cabinet, now in possession of all the facts,
breat hes freely. Official intimations gives
out here make it probable that the United
States has intimated a willingness to agrea
to England’s proposition, made nearly a
your ago, for the appointment of a mixed
commission to ad j ust the claims for damages
made by the owners of the seized Canadian
sealers in Behring’s sea. Along with the
iutiination given above are the facts that
indicate that at times there was serious dan
ger of a collision between the warships.
They are as follows:
Her British majesty’s war-ship Caroline,
the same that has gone north to shell
the Indian settlements in the Hkeona river
country, arrived at Victoria, B. C., under
instructions to repuir, ooal and provision.
What her service Was to Iki no one knew.
Mho had just been said og and raising the
British Hag upon some Islands in the Pacific
ocean, and it was surmised that she was
going back to see that the Germans didn’t
do anything wrong with th-m. Here in
Ottawa the Dominion cabinet was all in a
flutter. Ho nothing was in the wind and
that something was nothing leas than that
the Caroline had been ordered to get ready
secretly to proceed to Behring’s sea.
Every attempted exercise of jurisdiction
by the United States beyond the three-mile
limit was to lie met by actual resistance,
and every British vessel captured by Amer
ican cutlers or seized by American author
ity in Alaska ports was to bo recaptured by
the Caroline at, the muzzle of her guns, if
necessary. There was, it is allegi-d, consid
erable double-faced deuling on the part of
the English in this matter. For instance,
early in April, when one of the captured
Canadian sealers complained to the Domin
ion government that he hadjno protection,
the deputy minister of fisheries mid marina
said that the matter had been submitted to
negotiations then going on, and that the
Dominion government had earnestly and
repeatedly represented to the British gov
ernment the gravity of the wrong to which
Canadian citizens hail been subjected in
Behring’s son, and had urgently pressed for
a reparation of such wrong. Tire officials
added that the authority of the government
of Canada was limited to the protection of
its territorial waters, and that it had no
power to send armed vessels on the high seas
to defend subjects or their property.
Immediately following this disavowal of
any intention on the part of Canada of
adopting redstanoe as a mode of settling
the Behring’s sea sea If fishery, troubles, the
home government ordered the Caroline to
prooee l to Victoria, and not as told above.
Early in Muy the Dolphin, the new United
Htates dispatch boat, left Kan Francisco for
Alaska. It was given out at the time that
she was carrying instructions to tho Alas
kan authorities from Washington, but later
on it became known that she had gone
thither to see that the claims of the United
Htates to jurisdiction over the waters wore
not disregarded. Messages flasiied over the
Canadian Pacillc wires to Ottawa from Vic
toria. Tiie cables to England wore kept
busy nearly a week. A member of parlia
ment asked in the house of commons
whether the secretary of the colonies had
nny Information to the effect that the
United Htates had sent a man-of-war to
Alaska to enforce its claims to the jurisdic
tion over Behring’s sea, und was unswered
umbiguously tlmt the British government
had not yet received any official notifica
tion from Washington of such a move. And
then, as u result of alt this bustle and ex
citement, tho Caroline was ordered to dis
charge her provisions and await orders.
Tiie projected trip to Alaska and Behring's
sea was given up. The times were not
propitious for a collision with tiie United
Htates on either land <>r sea, and the British
government dropped their foolish idea as if
it had been a piece of red-hot iron.
A Clash of Hltmiiiir Monsters Coat*
Eight Men Their Lives
Lysciimuho, Va., July 82. A ttirribls
rollumu occurred on the Norfolk and West
ern railway this morning sliont 2 o'clock,
eight miles above thi city, killing both on*
ginem, one flimnaii and live of the crsws.
Both engines are completely wrecked and
seven Him were demolished.
A large force of UatuL lion been at work
all day moving tbs wreck, air I the track U
clear to night.
The lues is estimated at AUWJMII

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