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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
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
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
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
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
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
2. English language and literature
ind history.
3. Latin and modern languages.
4. Mathematics, physics and astron
5. Chemistry, mineralogy and biolo
6. Normal department and model
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
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
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.
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.
The Mitchell-Corbett Mill Cams oft Af
ter All!
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
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<
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
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
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
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
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,
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.

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