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REV. UR. TALMAGE PREACHES UPON "THE BARE ARM OF GOD God did not so Much -. Ltft a Finger to .Bring forth Light- & S upendous Uder taking..med (c1 God' Bare Arms. BrtoOKLYN. jan: 21-Sxgularly an proprnte aLci impretsive was the old gospel bin-n as it was sunz this morn ing by the thousands or Brooklyn Taber Lacled, led on by cornet and organ: Arm of the Lord, awake! awaked! Put on thy strength, the nations shake. Rev. Dr. Talmasge took for his subject "The Bare Arm o, GOd." t.e text being Isaiah iii. 10 "The Lord bath made bare hi.holy arm." - It almost takes cur bieath away to read some of the Bible imagery. There is such bokLess of melapbor in my text that I have been for some iime getting my courage up4 to preach from it. Isaiah, the evanuelisuc prephet, is soanding the jubilate Lf our planet redeemed and cries out, 'The Lord bath made bare his holy arm." W bat overwhelmine suagestive ness in that bgure' of speech, "The bare arm of God!" The people of Palestine to this day wear mucn indering apparel. and when they want to run a special race. or lit a special barcen. they put off the outside apptel, es in oar land when a maiz propo.-es a special exertion he puts off tis coat an0 rolls up' his sleeves. Walk thrcugh our foundrics, on-, ma chie shops, our mtnes, otr t -ries. and Nou v Al find that most . t -ilers have their coats of a.d tuc sleeves rolled up. Isaian saw that 'rre must be a tre mend us anOUnt i vuri dcone before his workr t eumes what it ought to be, and t e ttatees it all accomth1died, and accomplibed bv the A'nigbtv, not as ie ordinarilh tbmk of iom, but by the Almigbty with the sleeve of his robe -rolled back' to his shoulder, "The Lird bath made baie his holy arm." Nothne more impreeses me in the Bible than the easi with wb'cb God dces meSt thins. Thcre is such a res-rve of power. Be bas more tbunderb )ts than hehas es erflann, more hebt tbanhe has ever cistrinted, more blue than that with which he has overarched the sky, more green ti an tha:. with which he b-s emeralded the gras, more crims-m tha;L that- with tahih t:e [as burvishea tne suneets. I say it wiub retvtrence, from all I can see. God ri never half tritd. Y u kno w as wt-'i as I do LhaL =ar 01 the most elaborate an I expensive im - duairies - of (.ur world h.ve bre e-m pl*yed in creautinz artifcial ligrit. Hall of the time the world i:dark. The moon and the stars have their ulorious uses. but as nstruazents of illummation theA ar. tailures. They will not allow you 'o r ad a book or stop the raffiar ism of Tour great cities. Had not the dark new- betn perbistently fought back b, ardfi. ial ime anis, the must o! the worluwsA .enteipreses would have b.ltcd half t0 time, v hile ibe crime of our great muni cipalites ;would for half .he time run rampant and unrebuked; hence all the invertions tt creatnmz artificial ltxbt, from the flint strzck against steel in cen 'tuzC past to the dinamo of our elec trical ganulactories. What uncounted numbers of people at work the year round in making chandeliers and lamps and fixieres and wires and batteries where ligh i shall be made or along which lhght saail run or where light shall poise! How many bare arms of human toil and some of those bare- arms are very tired-in the creation of light and its ap paratus, aniiafter all the work the great er part of the continents and hemis pheres at- night have no light at all. ex cept perhaps the firefhies flashing their small lanterns across swamp. But see how easy God made tne light! He did not make bare his arm; he did not even pur. forth his robed arm; he did not lift so much as a finger. The flint cut of which he strack the noonday sun was the word "Light." "Let there be lght!" Adam did not see the sun until -the fourth day, for, though the sun was created -on the first day, it took its rays from the first to the fourth day to work through the dense mass of fluids by which this earth was coamassed. Did you ever bear of any thing so easy as that? So unique? Oai' of a~ word came the blazing sun, the father of flowers anid warmth and light. Oat of a word building a fireplace for all nations of thie earth to warm themselves by! Yea, seven other -worlds, five of them inconceivably larger than our own, -and 79 asteroids, or worlds on a smaller sessZ-n5s warmth and light for this 'gieat brotherh~ocd, great sisterhood, great family of woidds,8-7 larger or smal ler worlds, all fron t~hat one magnifi cent fireplace made out of the one word "Light." The siu 886,00)0 miles in di ameter: I do not kno e how much gran der a solar system God could have cre ated if he had put forth his robed arm to say nothing of an arm made bare! But this I know-ti-.t our noonday sun was - a spark struck Icoam the anvil of one word, and that word "Light." "Bt says some one, "-do von not think that in making the mac'inery oi the universe, or which our solar system is comparatively a imall wheel working into mightier wheels it must have caused God some exertion-Athe upheaval of an arm, either robed or an arm mad'e bare?" Now. W e are diinctly told other wise. The machmnery of a~ universe God made ,simply with his finu ers. D~avid, inspired mn a Eight song, says so-"When I con sider tby heavens, the work of thy fin gers."~ A Scottish clerayman told me a few weeks ego of dys peptic Thiomas Carlyle walking cut with a friend . one starry night, ai~d t-s the friend loosed tip and said, "W nat a splend~d ski!" Mr. Car lyle replied as be srlenced upward. "Sad1 sieht, sad sight!" NotJ so thought David as yeaedthe great Scripture ef the lyght heavezir.-Mt was a sweep of ema -ruderi of vast tase.,try, Grod maninu lated. That is the allasion c.f the psalm at to the woven hiangines of stapeeirv as they were known kug before David's tine. Far back in the ages what en -bantmentt of thread and color, the Florenuine velvets of siik and gold and Persian-carpets woven of goats' hair! If y ou have been in the Gobelirn manufac tory of tapestry ' in paris-alas, now no more!-ycu wr nessed wonurcus thins as you saw the wo'-den teedle, or broach, going back andi forth and in and out. Yo:u were trans~xed with adm; ation at t.a patterne wrought. No v,oruder that Louis NXT bourbt it, and it became the poe'ssion of the throne, and fur a lon2 while none but thrones and palaces might have any (4 its w.ork. What triumphs of loom! What v:ctory of .skilled fingerm-! So David say s of the heavens that Gocd's fing-ers wove into them the light; that God's fingers tapestried them with stars that God's fingers embroiderered them -with worlds. How macti of the im mensity of the heavens David under stood I know not. Astronomy was born in China 2,800 y ears before Christ was born. During the reign of Hoang Ti astronomers were put to death if they made wrong calculations about the heavens. Job understood the refrac tion of the sun's rays and -said they were "turr ed as the clay to tbe seal." The pyramids were astronoma:cal ob servatories and they were so long ago built that isaiah reaers to one of them in his nineteenth etaptar and calls it the "pilar at the border." The tirst of all sCences bot n was astrcnomay. Wheth er Irom ktal~euse alreacy abrond or David had wid kuowledge of the henav ins. Whether e understood the full forc-?s of what he wrote I kno v not, but the God who inspired him knew, and he would not let David write anything but uth, and therefore all the worlds that .he teleecope ever reached or Coperni. 3us or Gahlei or Kepler or Newton or Laplace or Herschell or our own Mitch Ell ever saw were so easily made that they were made with the fingers. As easily as with your fingers you wold the wax, or the clay, or the dough to par ticular shapes, so he decided the shape of our world, and that it should weigh six sextillion tons, and appointed for all worlds their orbits and decided their coi. r-the white to Sicius, the ruddy to Aldebaran, the yellow to Pollux, the lue to Altair, marrying some of the stars, as the 2,400 double stars that Herschell observed administering to the wbims of the variable stars as their glance becomes brighter or dim, prepar ing what astronomers called "the girdle of Andromeda" and the nebula in the sword handle of Orien, Wirlds on worlds! Worlds under worlds! Worlds above worlds! Worlds beyond worlds! So many that arithmetics are of no use in the calculation! But he counted them as he made them, and be made them with his fingers! Reservation of power! Suppression of omaipotence! Resources n yet untouched! Almightmess yet uudemonst.ram6! Now, I ask for the beuefit of ah disbeartened Coristian workers, if God accomplished so mucih with his fingers, what can he do when he puts out all his strength and when be niimbers all tbe batteries of his ornuip otence? The Bible -: As ag di and agam of God's outs.. -c.ud arm, hut only once, and that in the text, of the bare arm of God. My text makes it plan that the recti ficatin of this;warld is a stupendous un deriaking. It t akes more power to make this world over again than it took to make it at first. A word was only ne ce:sary for the first creation, but tor the new creat:on the unsleeved and unhi, - dered fore arm of the Almigbts! The rea son of that I can understand. In rbe shipvards of Liverpool or G asgow or New York a areat vessel is constructed. the architect draws out the plan, tve leugtb of the beam, the capacity of ton nae, the rotation of whell or screw, the cabins, the masta and all the appoint wents of this reat palace of the deei. The architect finishes his work without anv perplexity, and the carpenters ano art- zns toil on the crait so many hour, a dus, each cne doing his part, until with fiags and thousauds of peoole buz z aing on the docks the-vessel is lnnched But out ou the ses tt-at steamer breaks her shaft and is limoirg alowly aI-rjg to ward harbor when Caribbean whirlwinds those mighty bunters of the deep, look ing out for prey of abips, surround that wounded vesel and itch it on a rocky coast, and she hfts and falls in the breakers until every joint is loose, and every spar is down, and every wave sweaps over the burricane deck as she uarts midships. Would it not require '-jore skill and power to get that splin red vessel oi the rocks and recostruct at than it required originally to build her? Ave! Our world that God built so beau m,.al, and which started out with all the Edenic fohiage and with the chant of paradisaical bowers, has bee 60 centa ries pounding in the skerries of sin and sorrow, and to get her out, and to get ber oft, and to get her on the right way again- will require more ot omnipotence than it required to build her and launch her. So I am not surprised that though in the drydock ofone word our world was made it will take the unsleeved arm of God to lift her from the rocks and put her on the rightcouise agatin. It is evi dent from my text and its comparison with other texts that it would not be so great an undertaking to make a whole constellation of worlds, and a whole gal axy of worlds, and a whole astronomiy of worlds and swing them in their right orbits as to take this wounded world, this stranded world this destroyed world and make it as good as when it started. Now, just look at the enthroneddiffi ulties in the way, the removal of whtch the overthrow of which seem to require the bare right arm of omnipotence. There stands heathenmsm with its $60, 000,000 victims. I do not care whether you call them Brahmnans or Buddhists, Confucians or fetich idolaters. At the World's fair in Chicago last summer those monstrosities of rehigion' triedl to make themselves respectable, but the long hair and baggy trousers and trmk eted robes of their representatives can not hide from the world the facts that those religions are the authors of fnner eral pyre, and juggernaut crshing and Ganges infanticide, and Chinese shoe torture, and the aggregated massacres of many centuries. They have their heels on India, on China. on Persia, on Borneo, on three-fourths of the acreage of our poor old world. I know that the missionaries,who are the most sacrific ing and Christlike men and women on earth, are making steady and glorious inroads upon these built up abominations of 'the centuries. All this stuff that you see in some of the newspapers about the missionaries as livi:g in luxury and idleness is promulgaW~sa by corrupt American or English or Scotch mer cants, whose loose behavior in heathen cities has been rebuked by the mission ares, and these corrupt merchants wrte home or tell innocent and unsus pecting visitors -in india or China or the darkened islands of the sea these falsehoods about our consecrated mis sionaries, who, .turning their backs on home and civilization and emolament and comfort, spend their lives In trying to introdnce the mercy of the gospel among the -Jowntrodden of heathenism Some of those merchants leave their families in America or England o Scotland and stay for a few years in the ports of heathenism while they are making their fortunes In the tea or rice or opmum trade, and while they are thus absent from home give themselvs to orgies of dissoluteness such as no pen or tongue could, without the abo lition of ali decency, attempt to report. The presence of the missionarie with their pure and noble house holds in those heathen ports is a con stant rebuke to such debauchees and miscreants. If satan should visit heaven, from which tie was once rough ly but justly expatriated, and he should write home to the realms pandemon iac, bis correspondence published in Diaboles Gazette or Apollyonic News about what he had seen, he would re port the temple of God and the Lamb a~ a broken down churcn, and the nouse 01 many mansions as a disrepul table plao:e, and the cherubim as sus pcious o1 morals. Sin never did like - olness, and you had better not de peud upon satanic report of the sub lime anid multipotent work of our mis sionaries in foreign lanas. But not withstandirg all that tnese men and women or Giod have achieved, they feel, and we all feel that if the idolatrous lands are to be Christianized there needs to be a power from the heavens hat has not yet condescended, aild we feel like crying out in the words of Charles Wesley: ~mof the Lord, aware, awake. ton thy strength, the nations shake. Aye, it is not only the Lord's arm that is needed, the boly arm, the out stretched arm, but the bare arm! There, too, stands Mohammedanism, with its 176.000.000 victims. Its Bible is the Koran, a book not quite as large as our New Testament, which was re vealed to Mohammed when in epilep tic fits, and resuscitated from these fits he dictated it to scribes. Yet it is read today by more people than any other booca ever written. Mohammed, the founder of that religion, a polygam ist, with superdluity of wives, the first step of his religion on the body, mind that the heaven of the Koran is an cv- v erlasting Sodom, an infinite seraglio, il about which Mohammed promises that h each follower shall have in that place s 72 wives in addition to all the wives he u had on earth, but that no old woman v shall even enter heaven. t When a bishop of Eagland recently t! proposed that the best way of saving e Mohammedans was to let them keep t their religion, but in graft upon it some n new principles from Christianity, he g perpetrated an eczlesiastical joke at a which no man can laugh who has ever s seen the tyranny and domestic wretch - a eduess which always appear where that il religion gets foothold. It has marched U across continents and now proposes to o set up its fithy and accursed banner in p America, and what it has d -ne for e Turkey it would like to do for our n-. a tion. A religion that brutally treats e womanhood ought never to be fosteredt c in our country. But there never was e a religion so absurd or wicked that it g did not get disciples, and there are o enough fools in America to make a t large discipleship of Mohammedanism. d This corrupt religion has been making c steady progsess for hundreds of years. u and notwithstanding all the spleudid o work done by tbe Jessups, and the' c Goodells, and the Blisses, and the Van V Dy kcs, and the Posi s, and the Misses I Bowens, and the Misses Thompsors, g and scores of other men and wome n of c whom the world was not worthy there s it stands, the giant of sin, Mohammed v anisto. with one foot on the heart of I woman and the .otner on the heart of C Cnrist., w bile it mumbl.-s from its min- t arets this si UpanLdous Diasphemy, "God t is great, and M itmmed1 is his pro ph-." Let the Christian *-rinting press--s at Beyroot and Consr3rat;n'ople aeep on wita t eir work, and the neu and wonn of Q'ed in the mission fields toil until the Lord crowns tnew, "ut what we are all hoping for is some. thing supernatura! from the bavens t as yet unseen, something stretched f down out of the skiet. something ike 1 an arm uncovered, the bare arm of .ne Q~ d of nations! There stands also the arch demon of alcoholism Its throne is white and made ot bleached human skuids. 0 - one side of that thronu of skulls kueels in ob-isance and worship dt-mocracv, and on the other side republicanism, and tne one that kisses the cancerous and gangrened fiot of this despot the oftezaest gets the most henedictions. There is a Hudson river, an Onio, a Mississippi of strong drink rolling tbrough this nation, but a the rivers 1 from which I take my figure of speech empty into the Atlantic or the guif this mightier flood of sickness and iitmanity and domestic ruin and crime and bank ruptcy and woe emptiesintoth iehi -artf, and the homes, and the churcnes, and , the time, and the eternity of - muiti tuae beyond all statistics to number or d-scribe All natioas are mauled and sacriticed with baleful stimulus or kill ing narc6tic. The pulque of Mexico. I the cashew of Brazil, the basheesa of Persia, the opium of China, the guavo of Honduras. the wedra of Russia, the 1 soma of Iudia, the aguardiente of Mo rocco, the ~arak of Arabia, the mastic of -zvria, tha raki of Turkey, the beer of Gn naav, the whiskey of Scotland, toe ale of E -gland, the all drinks of America, are doing their bes to stupe fy,inflame, dement. impoverish, bru talize and slay tne human race. Hu man power, unless reeniforced from the heavens, can never extirpate the evils I mention. Much good has been accomplished by the heroism and fidelity of Christian re formers, but the fact remains that there are more splendid men and magnifi cent women this moment going over the Niagara abysm of inebriety than at any time since the first grape was turned into wine and the first head of1 rye began to soak in a brewery. When people touch this subject, they are apt to give statistics as to how many mil lions are m drunkards' graves or with quick tread marching on toward them. The land is full of talk of high tariff and low tariff, but what about the highest of all tartffs in this country, the tariff of $900,000,000 which rum put upon the United States in 1891, for that1 is what it cost us ? You do not- trem ble or turn pale when I say that. The fact is .we have become hardened by; statisties, and they make little impres sion. 2But if some one could gather In to one mighty lake all the tears that have been wrung out of orphanage and widowhood, or into one organ diapa son all'the groans that have been ut tered by the suffering victims of this holocaust, or into one whirlwind all the sighs of centuries of dissipation, or from the wicked of one immense prison have look upon us the glaring eyes ofI all those wh'om strong drink has en dungeoned, we might perhaps realizeI the appalling desolation. But no no; the sight would forever blast our vis ion; the sound would f orever stun our souls. Go on with your temperance literature; go on with your temperance plaforms; go on writh your temperance laws. But we are all hoping for some thng from above, and while the bare arm of suffering, and the bare arm of invalidism, and the bare arm of pov erty, and the bare arm of domestic des olation from which rum hath torn the sleeve are lifted up in beggary and supplication and despair let the bare arm of God strike the breweries, and the liqulor 'stcres, and the corrupt Dolitics, and thes license laws, and the whold inferno of grog; hops all around the world. Down, thou accursed bottle, from the throne! Into the dust, thou king of the demi john! Parched be thy lips thou wine cup, with fires that shall never be quen ched! But I have no time to specify the manifold evils that challenge Charisti .n iy. And I have seea .in some Chris tians, and read in some newvspapers, and hieacrd from some pulpits a dishear enmenat, as through Chriftianity were so worsted that it is nar~y worth while to attempt to win this gverld for God, and that all Christian work wouldl col lanse, and that it is no use for you to teach a Sabaath class or distribute tracts or exhort in prayer meetings or preach in a pulpit as satan is gri9ing ground. To rebuke that p-ssiism, the gospel of smashup, I preach thie sermon, showing that you are on the, winning side. Go ahead! Fight on! Wha' I want to make out today is that our ammution is not exhausted; that all which h'as been accooplistled has been only the skirmishing before the great Armaeddon; hat not more than one of the thousand fountaitns of beau ty in the King's pack begun to play; that not more than one brigade of tn. innumerable hosts to be marsnaled by the rider on the white horse hias yet taken the field; that what God has d&rae yet has been with arm folded in flo wing robe, but that the time is coming whlen e will rise from his throue, ard throw off tnat robe, and come out of th'- pal aes of eternity, and come down the stairs of heven with all conquerirxg step and halt in the presence of expectant natious, and ilashir-g his omniscient etes across the work toa be done will put back the sleeve of his righat arm to the shoulder and roll it up there and for the world's final and complete rescue make bare his arm. Who can doubt the result when according to my text Jehoveh does his best when the last reserve force of omnipotence takes the fled, when the last sword of eternal mIght leaps from its scabbard ? Do you know v :at de cided the battle of Sedan ? The hills a thousand feet high. Eleven hundred cannon on the hills. Artillary on the heights of Givonne and 12 German bat teries on the heights of La Monsello. The crown price of Saxony watched the scene from the heights of Mairy. B3e tween a quarter to 6 o'clock in the morning and 1 o'clock in the afternoon of-Sept. 2.1870, the hills dropped the shells that shattered ieFrenlch host In the valley. The Fre ch emperor and the 86,000 of hIs army captured by the hills. So in this conflict now raging be tween holiness and sin "our eyes are unto' the hills." Down here in the valleys of earth we must be valiant soldiers of the cross, but the Command er nt' our hosts wala the heigrhts and iews the scene far better than we can i the valleys, and at the right hour all eaven will open its batteries on onur ide, and the commander of the hosts, of nrighteousness with all his followers rill surrender and it will take eternity > fully celebrate the universal victory E trough our Lord Jesus Christ. "Our t yes are unto the hills." It is so cer- e in to be accomplished that Isaiah in ] iv text looks down through the field- i lass of prophecy and speaks of it as Iready accomplished and I take my I aud where the prophet took his stand t nd look at it as all done. "Hallelujah S done. See those cities without a i ar! Lo k! Those continents with- 1 ut a pang! Behold! Those hemis- t heres without a sin! Why those des- s rts-Arabian desert, Anerican desert ud Great Sahara desert-are all irrigat ( d into gardens where God walks in the I ool of the day. The atmosphere~ that c ncircles our globe floating not one t roan. All the rivers and lakes and c ceans dimpled with not one falling c mar. The climates of the earth have ( ropped out of rhbsm the rigors of the E old and the blasts of the heat.and it is niversal spring. Let us change the t id world's Dame. Let us no more be 1 alled the earth, as when it was reeking t ith everything pestiferous and male- I olent, scarietted with battlefields and E ashed with graves, but now so < hanged, so aroma'ic with gardens and E resonant witn song and so rubesceut -ith beauty, let us call it Immanuel's 1 _ad or Beaulau or mnillenni.al gardeos I r piradise regained or heaven! And o G::d, t hei only wise, the only good, he only great, be glory rorever. Amen. Swallowd ro.' Many SwordA. NEW YORK, Jan. 22.-C. E. UCqaot, plawar. looking young (Canacian, ho makes his nome in Naw York, has clever way of putting the tip of a word in his month anrd Lhen lettiig the lide drop out of sight. This is pro essionally termed sword swailowing. t was suggested to the doctors at the dtr-Ppolitan Throat Hospital that. ey migat be interes:ed m observing he effect prodisced by this feat upon he muscles tf the throat and c sopha us, so .esterday afternoon Cliquot ,ave a private exhibition. It interast d the doctors greatly. Iucidentally it urprised Cliqiot and alarmed his wife or the sword swallowere narrowly scaped doing himself serious injary. He stripped to the waist for his work, and began with a buach of four words. The blades were about twen -y inches long and tbrt-e quarters of an nch wide, with blunted points and ulled edges. Fixing the swords so .hat. they rested on each other like a ick of cards he put the'm in his mouth ri.(i onshed them dawn his asephagus in- i all but !iLe handles were hidnen. Elis . chest heaved fast as though he ere working bard, but he Shard no ign of pain. The swords were flexi yle, and by the forward motion of his wad he bent them to an angle of about orty-five degrees. Then he took a stiff sword about wenty-two inches long, and after tarting it In the right path, he asked spectator to seiza the hilt and push he sword down till the hilt almost uched his teeth. After performing incessfully a number of other feats 3liquot took fourteen of the flexible iwords, and, placing them on top of ach orber as before, he explained that ie would swallow them ali at once and hber have them pulled from his throat ne by one. When the swords were bout half way down he seemed to be n great pain. His chest moved rapid y -and he gasped once or twice for reath. But the swords were pushed lown until Cliquot signalled for them ,o be pulled ot. He seemed in such listress that all fourteen were removed ~ogetber instead of one at a time. When this had been~lone the sword wallower sank feebly into a chair. Perspiration moistened his forehead, sd he 'seemed to be in great paIn. He ested a few moments, and then an at endant brought him .-ome whiskey, ut he couldn't swallow it. . The, doc ors gave him an Injection of morgiine o relieve the pain. Then he was hus ,led into a cab and driven to the Union quare Hotel where he is staying. T wo loctors were called to attend him there, ts it was thought that he might have aunctured the casophagus or the stom ch. They said he had done neither, ut had probably distended the esso hagus so that it became nervo usly ex :ited. K1Uied Wie then Himself. GREENVILLE, S. C., Jan. 23.-Last iight Ed Davis kille d his wife and then tilled himselt. Davis was a well known mud rather prominent negro. He has een sellinzc papers and also keeping a itore. His wife was a handsome yellow woman. Both were under thirty years >f age. The whole affair is wrapped mn 1nystery- They lived happily, were re pected by white people and no cause :an be assisned for tue act. Davis cut his wife's head with an axe, probably while she was in bed asleep. She ad several ugly gashes, - either ot which would have caused death. -she e't lound in bnd this morning, her long air carefully;.smoothed and the cover eatly pulled up about her, an.1 had it not been for the blood it would have seemed that sheywas sleeping.. The body o Davis was found in his well a few teps from his back door. The 'heory is that in a sudden fit of passion he struck, and then finished the job with te axe. The horror of the deed was so gireat that when he calmed down he de liberately went and leape~into the well. Dvis' eldest child, some eight years old, saw the father and mother retire. No screams or noise were heard b3 eihbors. There is a .growing feeline among the colored people that there was tul play and that Davis and his wiie were both murdered. Tbe coroner's jury broughlt in a verdsct to the effect h woman came to her death at the hands of parndee unnown. It is a signi6 cant fact a negro suggested that Davis wa in the- well as soon as the murder wa discovered.-State. An Ants Pagiistr Crusmade.. RcarToND, Va., Jan. 19.-Governor O'errail s in: erviewed today on the suojet of the pugilisic event at Nor folk ast evening and said tnat he pro p..sed to have tue matter Investigated and to bring the. participants to justice i possible. The Governor then warmed up and said: "The term glove contest is a mere subterfuge. These contests tarepiefgt n fact and in the mean pigeo tha, and I shall use all the power atmy command to break thenm p and to punish those who may en gage in them and who promote them. Tnere Is a notorious place across the river from Washington known as Jack sou City, which is not surpass-d :n vii laiuv by any town on the Mexicanl bor or, and if rney will only give me the law to reach it I will break up the law less resort if I have to call out the en tir' military force to do it.". The Gov ernor then read the law on the subject of prize fights, and saId he was inclined to think that, all persons who witness such a light in the eyes of the law "aid and promote" the fight, and may. upon conviction, be pnished by Imprison ment for a term of three years In the penitentiary. They Were Caught. GREE'~VILLE, Jan. 22.--Yesterday a circular was received by Chief of Police Kennedy, from Shreveport, La., offering a reward for the arrest of J. A. Sisk, charged with robbing a jew elry store in that city. Kennedy got on the triiak of Sisk and caught him this morning near Belton and brought him to this city to lay. Htie is now in jail. Several watches and a pistol were fonnd on his person. Deputy Sheriff Gireath caught John Hender son today near Simpsonville, this coun ty. On the 21st of December, Hender son, in a fit of jealousy, struck Salathia Mitchum in the niead with a rock and OUTLINING THE COURSE. vhst Branches the War..3 of the S'ate Will sady.: COLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. 24.-Rapidly 11 the preparations are being made for he opening of the State Industrial ,nd Winthrop Normal College at Rock lili next fall-just as soon as the build ags are completed. Those in charge f this institution, which will doubt ss accomplish much for the educa Ion of the women of South Carolina, re determined to have everything else a absolute readiness by the time the iuilaings are ready for occupancy, and hat work itself is being pushed with 11 possible dispatch. At the recent meeting of the board f trustees of the college held ot Rock 1111, all these matters were carefully onsidered and the following regula ons in regard to the organization and ourse of study were adopted. They ontain the first outdne of the course f study to be pursued by the students t this college. 1. The courses of study, in confor ni y with the purposes of the act esab ishing this college, sball be des1ined o seenre to all papils, besides roe on' iortunity of higher cultur->, 7fe rqui ites of at least a sound Engilish edu :ation, and especially toe practical tudy of branches pertaining to the cience and art of teaeling, or to thb. rarlo1s departments of domestic, ar isti urcommerci-Al industry, by whicb vomen may be q.aliiied to earn iude -- ndent support, or to make their tomes more comfortable, more eco ornical and more beautiful. Every upil in the institution is required by aw to pursue at least one of tne indus rial branctes. 11. In addition to the regular collegi te coarss there shall be allowed for he present, one year :of preparatory Lademic study, but none will Oe -0 nitted who may not probably in one Pear be prepared for tie regular clAsses a some on.e of the coarsei of study. III. The several departments shall or the present be as fodo ws: 1. Mental and moral science and ped gogies. 2. English language and literature ind history. 3. Latin and modern languages. 4. Mathematics, physics and astron my. 5. Chemistry, mineralogy and biolo 6. Normal department and model chool. 7. Department of industrial arts. 8 Department of music, to which hall be added such instructorships and ssistant instructorships as may be ound necessary. IV. For the further consideration of he courses of study and other ques ons of organizA.tion and regulations o be submitted co the board, there hall be appointed a standidg commit ;ee on organizstion and resolutions, onsisting of two members of the oard, to whom the president, when ected, shall be added as chairman. The following regulations relative to he management of the institunon and lefining tme. powers and rights of hose whu will be in charge were also Ldopted: I. The faculty shall consist of a pres dent, who shall also be a professor, d of the professors or heads of de )artments appointed by the board. II. To the faculty shall be entrusted he general conduct and control of ;he institution, under such regulations is they may adopt, subject to the ap roval of the board. - III. To the president shall be en ,rusted the executive management, ander regulations adopted and ap proved as above. He shall be also the rgan of communication between the aculty and the board of trustees. At such stated meeting of the trustees and st other meetings when required, he shall submit reports of the condition and wants of the college. In prepar lg such report he shall require reports from the several professors on their wn departments, which reports, wit-h such comments - as he may dieem pro. per, he shall for ward to the b'oard for their information. IV. To the several professors shall be entrusted the instruction and con trol of their several departments, with the choice of text books and of meth eds of instruction therein, subject to the general regulatIons of the faculty as above provided. It shall be the du ty of each professor to submit reports, general or special, whenever required by the president or by the board. V. The president shall preside at all meeting of the faculty; As professor, he shal be entitled to a vote, and in ase of a tie, he shall, as president, have a casting vote. In his absen'ce or disability, the faculty, or whent deemed necessary, the hoard, shall appoint a chairman, who for the time beir'g shall have all the powers and duties or pires ident. VL In addition to the president and faculty, the board may appoint such Instrctors and assistant instructors as they may deem necessary These oficers shall be subject to the general directioD of the faculty, under regula tions approved as anove, and in each department to tile special direction of the head of the department. VII. The terms of office and the salaries of the faculty and instructors shall be axed by the board. VIII. Except to fill temporary va canies, professors and instructor shall be chosen only at stated meer mg of the board; nor shall any such oficel be appointed, or remnove d exgept cy vote of a maij rity of the entire board; nor shall any such officer resign with out giving three months notici through the president to the board. State. MIarlii Law Threatened COLUMIA, S. C., Jan. 26.-Gover nor Tiliaman is now talking of puti-ins Charleston under martial law, if it be come necessary to do so for the protec tion of the liquor constables. He diu not return to the city till yesterday at ternoon. He had already reaC the news paper accounts of tiie trouble in thal city, when a representative of The St-ate called on him yesterday evening. He was considerably stirred up over thi action oi the people o-f Charleston anc did not hesitate to say so. He said that e had received no official report frori Gaillard or any of the Sta e's officers it Charlesson and only knew wt~at the newspapers said. He based what he bac Zo say on these accounts. He said: "The only thing abouL it, it seems tc me, is that there Is a concerted con spiracy there which will have to be Pu1 down il t goes much further, if it takes all the troops in the Stat.e to go dowi there. And I will say further that Charleston will have to pay the bills.] will declare martial law, too, ii neces sary,'beiore I will allow such over-rid lg of the law as seems to be coatemp ated. Every man in South Caroline who knows- Elliott kn ws that lie never struck a woman, and there is no maa ii Charleston who will stand to his lace and tell him that he did strike one." Aul Liabilities. CHICAGO, Jan. 20.-LiabIlities, $55, 000,000; assetts, $440. This epitome o: the report of Receiver T. J. Hurley, of the Guarantee Investment Comyany, iled in the circuit court here, tells vol umes about the nature of the concern whose presittent, C. B3. McDonald, is now under sedtence of Imprisonment for fraud. The report shows the comn pany's liabilities were S55,000,000-thatl is, there were 55,000,000 bonds outstand ing. To pay off these bonds the receiv er found $449 in cash and 75 cents it mutilated. He also found a quantity of office furniture, which he expected might be turned into money for the benefit of creditors, but Mr. Hurley was dumbfounded to receive withir half an hoar after he had left his re port a notice informing him that ev ery stick of furniture was mortgagec o Austin & Con, private ankers. A SURPRISE OF SURPRISES. The Mitchell-Corbett Mill Cams oft Af ter All! JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Jan. 24. Judge Rhydon M. Call reached forth his judicial hand at 3 o'clock thIs atffernaon and pulled the Duval Athletic Club out of the hole into which it had been cast by the Governor of Florida. To the sur prise of almost everybody the Judge granted the injunction asked for by the club restraining Sheriff Broward ft om in and way interfering with the fight be tween James J. Corbett and Charles Mitchell, which is scheduled to take place in this city to morrow. The order granting the injunction is very brief, the Judge simply stating, that in his opinion "glove contests" were not violative of that law of Florida which forbids "fight ing by previous appointment." The Court room was packed almost to suffocation by the sporting gentry, and when the import of the order was realized pandemonlum broke loose, Cheer alter cheer came from the throats of lovers of pugilism, and the officials of the Court were utterly unable to quell the disorder. Judge Call grew red in the face and pounded ,f)r order, but the sports were too overjoyed to be con trolled easily. To say that the occasion ciused a Peination in the city is putting it mildly, Nen men out of every ten believed that Judge Call wou1l uphold the Gover nor in his efforts to prevent the mill, and wheu his decision in favor of the club became gerier tily known the people were dumbfoutided. At present the e'uS people are on top for the first time onzca they undertook to pull off the match, but how lone they will remain on top is a queetion. It Governor Mitchell accepts tun decision of course there is no lurher oistacle in the way of the f ght to-mtrrow. But the attitude of the G.,vernor has been so determined in op poidtion to the fight that many beheve he will yet find some -ay to circ..n.-t the club. It is understood that the Governor is averse to declariag martial law, In fact, Attorney General Lamar sta ed to-night that martial law would not be declared. This was on the autho rity of a telegram from the Gvernor himself. THE FIGHT. JA.OKsONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25-James John Corbett or California is the cham pion pugilist of the world. He won the honor at twenty-eight minutes past 2 o'clock this afternoon, when "Honest" John Kelly pronounced him the winner of the priz-:! of $20,000 in his light with Charles Mitcheil, the champion of England. The fight Was an easy victo ry for the American champion. It lasted only three rounds, and Corbett was the aggressor from the very start. Mitchell was clearly out-classed, and although the fight was a sharp and ex citing one, it was really a one-3ided one in every particular. There were fally 3,000 people present and all of them were disappointed because the spectacle was so short as to hardly give tuen the worth of their money-espe cially those who had paid $25 for box seats. and come from 1,000 to 3,000 miles to ocenpy them. Aid for the Suaerers. CoLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. 25.-The last session of the Legislature passed a joint resolution extendinz for one year the time for paying taxes in the sections of the State affected by the summer storms Comptroller General Ellerbe will send out a circular in a few days extending the time as authorized by the resolution, which is as follows, and whfch gives the territory exempted from the collection of taxes: "Section 1. Be iteresolved by the Sen. ate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Comp: troller General be, and he hereby is, derected to extend, for a period of twelve months, the payment of taxes in and for the counties of Georgetown and Beau. fort, and so much of the counties of Col. leton and Berkeley lying South oi the Charleston and Savannah Railway James I:land and the Parish of St. James Santee in Charleston County, and all persons who lost their crops or suferei damages by the late storm and are un able to pay their taxes in Horry County, Proviced that the benefits of such exten, sion shall not apply to phosphate mie fertilizer manufacturers and other cor. porations engaged in business withir: said territory. "Section 2. That so much of Sectium 8 .of an Act to raise supplies and makt appropriations for the fiscal year com mencing November .1, 1892, as conflicti with this Act, is hereby repealed." Desperate criminals. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 19.-As result or tne escape of seven convicts from Pratt mines of Thursday, one o the bravest deputies in Bibb county im dead, and one of the convicts Is now a the point of death at the mines. Am soon as possible, after the escape, mes sages were sent to officers in all the ad joi'.ing countes to that effect, with th rcquest to apprehend and bring then back if possible. Deputy Sherifi Dex te r of Bibb, receiving one of the messa ges and learning that the notorious Jin Morrison was among the number, right. lV concluded that he would come in tha direction, he having friends in lisa ol< haunts in that county. Securing the ai< of two others ne left for the home a Morrison's best friends near' Bessemer aid close to where the Morrision's fathe: lives. About 3 o'ctock 1.his morning the2 came upon Morrison and another con vict named Davis. Dexter advance<n ahead of the offic rs and cilled out tF the men, whom they readily recognized to halt and surrender. Instead of doing so, they opened fire with the resul that Dexter felt from his horse a corpse The other officers opene~d fire and Davi: fell with a mullet in his groin. Morrisoi began retreating, at the same time con inung to fire on his pursuers. He mad' his escape. Hundreds of friends of Dex tr, the dead man, are scouring the coun try for Morrision, who it is learned ha: been joined by another of the escape< men. Found a Bait Million. GUADALAAA, Mexico, Jan. 19.--2 few weeks ago a 5paniard named Fran. cisco Perez, arrived at the City o Ameca, this State, from Lisbon, Spain He had with him several old document and drawIngs showing the location of iddn treasure amounting -in value ti *1 500,000, which had been secreted!a century or more ago by a band of brig. ands, all of whom were afterward: killed or driven out of the country Perez came across the documents a few months ago and at once set out io: America to seek the wealth. He secure<n from the city authorities exclusive per mission to acquire whatever he migh find and has already had success, ar Iron box filled with gold coin and jewelri having been unearthed near the founda tion of an old cathedral, In the viciniti of which all of the wealth is believed t< be hidden. The value of the contenti of the box is placed at *500.000. A sad Oceurren~e. ELBERTONt, Ga., Jan. 21.-Quite a serious if not fatal accident occurred it lower Elberton Friday. Young Mr. Ben Tillman, son of Governor Tillmar of South Carolina. is visiting his cous in, young Mr. Sam Stark, of this coun ty. These two young gentlemen were practicing shooting at a target on Fri day, when the gun, while in the handE of young Tiliman, accidentally dis charged, the ball passing the body ol young Mr. Stark producing a serioui wund. BELIEVES IN FREE SPEECH. Sigmideant Action of Several Sub-Altit ances in Lancaster County. LANCASTEr, S. C., Jan. 24.-The Re view newspaper, which has been the County Alliance Organ for several years, having very severely criticised the Legislature for some of the acts passed by it, had its offlial head cut off by the County Alliance by a vote of 15 to 19 sometime ago, which body at the same meeting passe-1 a resolution boycotting the Review, all because t-e Review criticised and condemned some of the work of the Legislature. In op position to the County Alliance several sub-alliances have taken up the cud gels for the Review, and the light has become a very interesting one, as it shows that the boycott business won't work any longer to hide the doings of the demagogues who want to conceal their non-performance of duty from tha people. About ten days ago Carnes sub-alli ance passed very strong resolutions condemning the action of the County Alilance in attempting t r boycott rta Review, and pledrig 1--is s'Ipport to the paper. and this week the Gli's Creek Union, wnica is compos-d of several sub-alitances, passed the fol lowlug preamble and resolutions: Whereas, At the Coanty Alliance meet:n r h-Id at Midw-ty sehoor hoise on the 57h day of January, 1654, at the instanc.-. and upon the motion of J. Copelhoa ElIi-itr, which was seconded by James Culiins, resolutions were adopted whereby mie :acti.,n of the Al liance in the selecrion of the Lancaster Review as the Cou i Alliance Organ was rescinde-!, and the suipport of thm Alliance 'wituarawn from the s4id newspaper, on aceouat of the editor or said pn-per paulishina Sn eitori.': wherein he s5tv it t> criticise the ac tion of our rev'nt Legislature. Ad, whereas, in the ji1g:n-.-ut of the Gill's Creek Alliance Uwion such action is not approved. Therefore be it re solved, 1st. rhat we t eartily endorse the re3 outions of the Carnes school house Al liance adopted on the 13 11 intant, cou demning the acticn of said County Al Ihuce tor boyco-ting the L socaster R- view for the reason above srat-d. 2nd We most beart.ly commend our worthy nrother, the E litor or the Lan caster R-view, for the manly and fear less way in which he expressed himself in the editorial above alluded to, and we do respectfully invoke var true and worthy brother to turn on the light with more just such editorials, and en lighten ana -brighten the minds of the deluded people of our country that they may soon see day and the error of their way, and for which he shall ever have our supoort and commendation. 3rd. We as Alliancemen recognize fully the guarantee made as before we became members of the Alliance that said Order would in no wise Interfere with our religiousor political principles. Therefore, we as non-political Alli ancemen will endeavor henceforth to strengthen our noble Oder by turning a deaf ear to the selisn cries of all de magogues and political tricksters, and to see to it that this Alliance is not aed in any way to promote any man's cause for political office. A motion was passed requesting the county papers and: the Co;toa Plaat to publish the foregoing resolations. The follo wing resolution was adopt ed by the St. Luke Alliance, which is the strongest sub-alliance in the coun ty, and one of the best in the State: Whereas, The County Alliance at Midway school house meeting on the 5th instant adopted a set of resolutions rescinding a certain resolution previ ously adopted making the Lancaster Review its County Organ and with drawing its support from said news paper, assigning as a reason for such action that the Review had gone back on the Reform movement, and where as the Alliance and the Reform party are two distinct organizations, one a faction of the Democratic party and the other a strictly non-partisan organ ization. Therefore be it Resolved, That we feel constrained to express our disapproval of the ac tion of the County Alliance in said particular, believing and knowing as we do that the Review has been true to the Alliance and its principles and re cognizing as we do its right to criticise the action of any political party as well as the acts of all public officials. That we commend, instead of condemning the Review for~ Its honest expressions of opinion upon both men and maeas ures, whether its views accord with ours-or not, and we pledge to that pa per our cordial support in the future as in the past. A motion was passed requesting the county papers and the Cotton Plant to publish the above resolution. These resolutions are significant from the fact that many of the members of the suib-alliances which passed them are Tillmanites,but they are done with the boycott business, and are willing to bear both sides, provided the criticisms are couched inr proper language, which was the fact in the Review case. The boycott, that dangerous weapon of the fatant demnagogrues, has played out in Lancaster County. Our people believe in free speech, and will not boycott a paper simply because it differs with them politically. Wynt a convention.. COLUMBA, S. C., Jan. 26-J. W. Bowden, ihe editor of the Coron Plant iso returned irom Washington vester day. Tbe newspaper men immediately tackled him for an mtervlew, and this is what he had to say, showing that a con vention is to be called in spite of what is said by otherE: "I was very well pleased with the re sult of my trip to Washington, but I was in no conterence. My trip was prioc' pally on business. I did not attend a bamile conference of any kind with refer ence to State politics. I interviewed the deleation from this State-all of t hem and I am well satistied that a Marc; Convention will be held, as I suggeste', called by the Executive Committee ot the Farmers' Associaton, and tne peo pie will rule it. I don't behe~ve the con ference ol the bosses in Washington wili have vers much effect on the action u -the peopl'e in bouth Carolina. I wi:l simply acid that I think that it will pay better for gubernatorial candidates to hereafter do tbeir work at home instead ofspe'iding theic time electioneering With the ring at the National Capital." Will be Sent BicK, -WASHIXGTON, Jan. 20.-A delega tion composed of the mayor of Key West, Fla-, the custom collector, .Mr. Allen and Mr. Seidenberg, of the cigar Sfirm over whom all tne trouble origi nated, on one side. and Mr. Robens representing the labor people of Key West, had a long hearing before Super intendent stump this afternoon at the Treasury Department. Superintendent Stump, before the hearing began, warnea Seidenberg and his party not to make any admissions that would criminate themselves. At the end of the hearing Superintendent Stump said he had already had sudfi cient evidence to send the Cubans back, and that he intended to strictly enforce the law. The matter will, it is now said, be taken up by the law branch of the government. Irby Present the 3Xemorli. WAsHrINGTON, Jan. 24.-Senator Irby laid before the Senate today a very tastefully prin ed memorial ol the Gen eral Assembly of South Carolina in the matter ot receivers o1 raildroad corn panies and equity jurisdiction of the Court of the United Stares. Tte mem orial consists of sixty large pages inciud ig an appendix ot extracts from the ad dress of Governor Tudman. The mem orial grows out of the action of Federal judges In arresting olli::era fir carrying out the directioas 01 the Staite courts, and marks the renewal of the conflict betee State and Uinited States Courts JCNES SCORCHES SEELL. BITTER ENUNCIATION OF THE CON GRESSMAN. Attacks the Register-Brother Bowden A Dying Confession ffrm Shell-Ac cuses Shell of Devi ting from the Paths of Truth and Eighteonsness. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 19, 1894. I feel called upon, in view of all that is being said against my frined, who is loyal and] true to the people at home and in Washington, to have a few words' to say nmyself. I am a member of the State execa tivF. committee and represented the ounty of Abbeville as Tillman's cam paign organizer 'a 1892. I feel as deep an interest in the welfare and success of the movement ot 1890 as any man in South Carolina, and, while my friend is being traduced and imposed upon by the Register, the Reform organ. I feel it my duty to let the peoile of the State know how sonie o her folks are acting when they are away from home. It has b.en an open secret ever since I came, to Wash:ngton. that Capt. Shell was acting in concert wia out p'dhtical enemies bere. There i ,ot -.: true Ra former in Congress, or in Washington, who has not seen it, and who does not reallzS and recogznize it. He bai played Congrezssman Latimer &ad myselt false in a m.atir ) snows his duplicity and want of ti. tt.it that ia necessary to masce an honoralile and reliaole man. He promised my friends i the spring Ot last year to endorse m fr the nffice of satisucian ol S)uth C izua. with the turther declaration to the-n that Mr Miortori, Secretary of Arir'cu'ure. had .zven him the refusal of -i.s place. I meot to work and 2ot op a ;>eUtion, mnicb was signed b,; all the Dem.>cratic Conr.aismen wno had a chance to si: n it. Whil- I was e::pectiag tue appoint meat. I saw throuzh tee !olunas of the paptra. the appmntment of C 1. Wase WaLLS, an inveterate and implacahle hater of the movement, who had de nounced us as a vile hordle and who had refused in 1890 to siga a testimonial of character for Mr. Snell. This, Congress man i atimer aud I did not. understand, and when Congressman Latimer ap proached Shell he denie i having endorsed Watts; and afterwards. whea be was knocked down by a cable car and taken to thie Metropolitaa Kotel, h --.alted M. Litimer to his aedside and made a dv t4 confession. as to whether be be lieved zin was going to die, some people have tneir doubts. In said dying con ession he told Mr. L-tner that he had never endorsed Col. Watts for this posi Lion. Atterwards, in order to verify this statement, which was Yenerally doubted, Mr. Latimer and I went to the Agricultural Department and found a let,.er from Capt. Shell endorsing Qol. Watts for this place, and saying. among other thigs in the letter, that he would be endorsed by (en. Hampton and other prominent Conservative citizensof South Carolina. Now, Mr. Editor, if this is ths kind of a man - that -is to be selected by Mr. Bowden to lead the Reforrm forces in South Carolina, may God save the movement. I have never beei promi nent, other than in the manner stated above, but I wish it distinctiy under todd by all parties that this kind of a man cannot leaa me. I want to oe led by men who have never faltered and can be relied upon irk daylight or dark. I suggest humbly that the leading true Reformers of each 'ionty be called to ether and Inaugarate the campaign in order that j nstice may be done to all parties. If this is not done, trouble is bound to come, and the abase and de struction of our leading men by the Register will not tend to save this move-. ment. I say, give us an open and fair feld, and, if Bowden's and Shell's sort can control this converntion, then the mvement is too weak to have stood anyhow; but I do not believe that the Reform Democrats of the State are ready for any such leadership. - Very respectfully, J. Y. JONES. MET THEIR MATCH. Greengoods Sioen R mtea by Tw Kan tuckians in N aw Yark . BARBOURVILLE, Ky., Jan. 19.-To Gordon Gillespie, of this county, be longs the credit of beating greengoods men at their own game. Gailespie is employed as a collector for a commar cial agency. His income nets him a modest living. To an intimate friend on last Sanday he imparted the infor mation that he was negotiating wita New York greengoods men, and he was going to make an effort ,to beat, them. He went to New York on Mon day and hias j at returned, and In evi dence of his success nows exhiolts t wo rolls of money.- Ode c antains S t,500 in crisp, genuine bank notes. ue other to ali ap oearances is the s me, uut an examination sho ws it to be noth ing but green paper. Gtillispie began a correspondence with the greengoods men a year ago. All messages that he received came from .Nw York. He was to put in $300 and re.asive 51,500) of tue . staff which would defy dertec ion. It was arranged that Gdlispie should go to New York, aud vn-n an early train pulled into sae city, Gillis pie and a friend aligns.ed from it. Gil lispie carried a carptOag and an um Orria. He was met at the startion ov a man wno had a c~upie in watring Wen n6 sntroduced nis friends ihere was some nesitation texhtotted o. i he part of the man wiun rh+ carriage. Ater drtving f or coo at 15 minu:s lse cab was halted before a ho-.el aid the two entered. 'I ney wvere met by ano ther man. Aga n it was nece-siary for Gilispie to expi. m that his comnpauton nad in his clothes hard uash and was willing to make a -deal. After being conduc ed to another ro >mn, the dr-st man whom they met exnibited and cunrea a roli ot bills conQtatniug $,500). Tue coafederate su idenly ap peard. but the patrons kep; aa eye on the roil, and uefore the ihmdatn game ciex.ahanging the money for oogus pa er casld be ac.:omplished Gulispie meld the nad and offered his o wn in return. Tne dealers again trie-1 ro divert atter tion, but to tueir surprise they found themselves loiking into a pair of pistols. Beiing~3 Lney had been duped by detectives, the men made a break for the doar. i thuir naste they aropped the roll of bogus paper which was intended for tneir victims, and, pocaeting both rolls. Gillispie and his companion esc:,ped through a window. Fertilizer Negroes S:rike. CHARLESTON, S. C.; Jan 23.-The ne groes employed in several of the fertil izer works around the city have gone out on a strike in consequence of a re duction of wages from $1 to 75 cents a day. The mills have no trouble in get ing labor to supply the places of the strikers, as there are thousands of idle negroes around the suburbs from the sea islands. They are calledi cyclone ref ugees. But the strikers will not let them work and there has been trouble all day in the vicinity of the mines. A squad of mounted police was sent up to the scene and made quite a number of arrests tonight. It is feared tnas the trouble will assume a serious character tomorrow .-State. Want a Conventon ANDERSON, S. C., Jan. 20 -After the meeting of the county atliance here the members of the old farmfers' ass ocie. tion met and passed resolutions favor ing a March convention to nominate candidates for state oilicers as called by wEdito Bowden o~f the Cotton Plant.