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A HELPFUL SER110X
Dr. Talmage Encourages People
Who are in Trouble.
THE BLESSING OF A FAMILY.
What We are Taught by the Tri
umph of Jonathan Over the
Philistines. Inspiration in
Persecution and New
Life in Adversity.
This discourse of Dr. Talnage is full
of eneouragement for those who know
not which way to turn because of accu
mulated misfortunes: text, I Samuel
xiv, 4. "There was a sharp rock on the
one side and a sharp rock on the other
The cruel army of the Philistines
must be taken and scattered. There is
just one man accompanied by his body
guard to do that thing. Jonathan is
the hero of the scene. - I know that
David cracked the skull of the giant
with a few pebbles well slung. and that
300 Gideonites scattered 10.000 Ama
lekites by the crash of broken crockery.
but here is a more wonderful conflict.
Yonder are the Philistines on the rocks.
Here is Jonathan with his bodvguard
in the valley. On the one side is a
rock called Bozez: on the other side is
a rock called Sen ch. These two were
as famous in olden times as in modern
times are Plymouth Rock and G ibral
tar. They were precipitous, unsealable
and sharp. Between these two rocks
Jonathan must make his ascent. The
day comes for the scaling of the height.
Jonathan on his hands and feet begins
the ascent. With strain and slip and
bruise, I suppose, but still on and up,
first goes Jonathan, and then goes his
bodyguard. Bozez on one side. Sench
on the other. After a sharp tug and
push and clinging I see the head of
Jonathan above the hole in the moun
tain, and there is a challenge, and a
fight, and a supernatural consternation.
These two men, Jonathan and his
bodyguard, drive back and drive down
the Philistines over the rocks and open
a campaign which demolishes the ene
mies of Israel. I suppose that the
overhanging and avershadowing rocks
on either side did not balk or disheart
en Jonathan or his bodyguard, but only
roused and filled them with enthusiasm
as they went up. "There was a sharp
rock on the one side and a sharp rock
on the other side."
My frio"ds, you have been or are
now, son., of you in this crisis of the
text. If a man meets one trouble, he
can go through with it. He gathers all
his energies, concentrates them on, one
point and in the strength of God or by
his own natural determination goes
through it. But the man who has
trouble to the right of him and trouble
to the left of him is to be pitied. Did
either trouble come alone, he might en
dure it, but two troubles, two disasters,
two overshadowing misfortunes, are
Bozez and Seneh. God pity him.
"There is a sharp rock on the one side
and a sharp rock on the other side."
In this crisis of the text is that man
whose fortune and health fail him at
the same time. Nine-tenths of all our
merchants capsize in business before
they come to 45 years of age. There is
some collision in commercial circles.
and they stop payment. It seems as if
every man must put his name on the
back of a note before he learns what a
fool a man is who risks all his own pro
perty oni the prospect that some man
will tell the truth. It seems as if a
man must have a large amount of un
salable goods on his own shelf beforeI
he learns how much easier it is to buy|
than to sell. It seems as if every man
must be completely burned out before
he learns the importance of always
keeping fully insured. It seems as i
every man must be wrecked in a finan
cial tempest before he learns to keep
things snug in case of a sudden euroc
When the calamity does come, it is
awful. The man goes home in despair.
and he tells his family, "We'll have to
go to the poorhouse." Fe takes ndolo
rous view of everything. It see.ms as
if he never could rise. But .a little
time passes, and he says: "Wa.y, I am
not so badly off after alJl. I love my
Before the Lord turned Adan out of
paradise he gave him Eve so that when
he lost paradise he could stand it. Per
mit one who has never read but a few
novels in all his life, and who has not
a great deal of romance in his composi
tion, to say that if when a man's for
tunes fail he has a good wife- a good
Christian wife-he ought not to be de
spondent. "Oh," you say, "that only
increases the embarrassment, since you
have her also to take care of." You
are an ingrate, for the woman as often
supports the man as the man supports
the woman. The man may bring all
the dollars, but the woman generally
brings the courage .and the faith in
Well, this man of whom I am speak
ing looks around, and he finds his fam
ily is left, anid he rallies, and the light
comes to his eyes, and the smile to his
face, and the courage to his heart. In
two years he is quite over it. He makes
his financial calamity the first chapter
in a new era of prosperity. He met
that one trouble-conquered it. lie
sat down for a little while under the
grim shadow of the rock Bozez, yet he
soon rose and began like Jonathan to
-elimb. But how often is it that physi
cal ailment comes with financial embar
raasment!. When the fortune failed, it
broke the man's spirit. His nerves
were shattered. His brain was stun
ned. I can show you hundreds of men
in our cities whose fortune and health
failed at the same time. The'y came
prematurely to the staff. Their hand
trembled with incipient paralysis. They
never saw a well day since the hour
when they called their creditors to
gether for a compromise. If' such men
are impatient and peculiar iand irritable
excuse them. They had t wo troubles.
either one of which they could have
met successful. If when the heatlthi
went the tortune had been retained, it
would not have been so bad. The man
could have bought the very best medi
cal advice, and he could have had the
very best attendance and long lines of
carriages would have stopped at the
front door to inquire as to his welfare.
But poverty or. the one side and sick
ness on the other are 1Bozez and Seneh.
and they interlock their shadows and
drop them upon the poor man's wy
God help him! --There is a sharp rock
on the one side and a sharp rock n
the other side."
"'Now. what is such a man to do?
In the name of almighty Gld. I will
tell him what to do. Do as J1onathiani
did-climb; climb up into the ,unlibrht
of God's favor and consolation. t can
go through the churches and show you
men who lost fortune and health at
the same time. and yet who sing all
day and dream 'of hea ;eu all nigzht. If
you have any idea that sound digestion,
and steady nerves. and clear eyesigzht,
and good hearing, and plenty of friends
r)i, I y
.1oual'n : thec hirIer ::( the
faster, t;1 wi up 'ot (lnto the sun
' h i s ' i'' '-i* dhadow (of Iin
vdi-m :mad iinzncial eminbarrassment
i' ften'i sen It up the quicker
ito the mul1ieht oi oI's favor and
te ntoonda *f his vlorious. promises.
It is a1 ditieilt thing for a ian to
feel Il- depende1e upon God when he
ials .:10.000 in the bank. andl $5'.0()
in Lrvernmtent securitie5. and a block
Of stores and three ships. "Well." the
ian says to himself. "it is silly for ei
to pray f' ive me this day my da:Iy
bread,' when mly pantry is full a. the
canals from the west are crowded with
breadstuffs destined for m1! 1 tore
houses.'" 0h. my frien it th Com
bineu misfortunes and i tof life
have maude you elimb up int the arms
of a symipathetio: zlnd contliis1oiiiate
God. through all eterntity you Will bless
him that in this word --there was a
sharp rock (In the one id.e and a sharp
reek on the other id.
Again. that mai iin thC crisis of
the text who has home troubles and
outside persecution at the same time.
Tle world treats a man well just as
lon as It pays to treat him well. As
lon as it canl manuiaeture success out
of his bone and brin and muscle it fa
vers him. The world fattens the horse
it wants to drive. But let a man see it
his duty to cross the track of the world
then every bush is full of horns and
tusks thrust at him. They will belit
tie him. They will caricature him.
They will call his generosity self ag
grandizement and his piety sanctimo
niousness. The very worst persecution
will sometimes come upon him from
those who profess to be Christians.
John 31ilton-great and good John
Milton-so far forgothimself as to pray
in so many words that his enemies
might be eternally thrown down into the
darkest and deepest gulf of hell, and
be the undermost and most dejected,
and the lowest down vassals of peidi
tion. And fartin Luther so far forgot
himself as to say in regard to his theolo
gical opponents. "Put them in what
ever sauce you please, roasted or fried
or baked or stewed or boiled or hashed,
they are nothing but asses!' Ah. my
friends, if John Milton or Martin
Luther coilld come down to such scurril
ity, what may you not expect from
less elevated opponents? Now, some
times the world takes after them, the
newspapers take after them, public
opinion takes after them, and the un
fortunate man is lied about until all
the dictionary of Billingsgate is ex
hausted on him. You often see a man
whom you know to be good and pure
and honest set upon by the world and
mauled by whole communities, while
vicious men take on a supercilious air
in condemnation of him, as though
Lord -Jeffreys should write an essay on
gentleness or Henry VIII talk about
purity or King Herod take to blessing
Now a certain amount of persecution
rouses a man's defiance, stirs his blood
for magnificent battle and makes him
50 times more a man than he would
have been without the persecution. So
it was with the great reformer when lie
said. "I will not be put down; I will be
heard." And so it was with Millard. the
preacher, in the time of Louis XI. When
Louis XI sent word to him that unless
he stopped preaching in that style he
would throw him into the river, he re
plied, "Tell the king that I will reach
heaven sooner by water then lie will
reach it by fast horses." A certain
amount of persecution is a tonic and
inspiration, but too much of it.
and' too long continued becomes
the rock Bozez throwing a dark
shadow over a man's life. What is he
to do then? Go home, you say. G ood
advice, that. That is just the place
for a man to go when the world abuses
him. Go home. Blessed be God for
our quiet and sympathetic homes! But
there is many a man who has the reputa
tion of having a home when he has none.
Through unthinkingness or precipita
tion there are many matches made
that ought never to have been made.
An officiating priest cannot alone unite
a couple. The Lord Almighty must
proclaim banns. There are many
homes in which there is no sympathy
and no happiness and no good cheer.
The clamor of the battle may not have
been heard outside, but God knows, not
withstanding all the playing of the wed
ding march. and all the odor of the
orange blossoms. and the benediction
of the officiating pastor, there has been
no marriage. So sometimes men have
awakened to find on one side of them
the rock of persecution and on the other
side of them the rock of domestic in
felicity. What shall -such a one do?
Do as Jonathan did-climb. Get up
the heights of God's consolation, from
which you may look down in triumph
upon outside persecution and home
trouble. While good and great Iohn
Wesley was being silenced by the magis
trates and having his name written on
board fences of London in doggerel, at
that very time his wife was making hini
as miserable as she could-acting as
though she were possessed by the devil,
as I suppose she was, never doing him
a kindness until the day she ran away,
so that he wrote in his diary these
words: "I did not forsake her. I have
not dismissed her. I will not recall
her." Planting one foot upon outside
persecution and the other foot on home
trouble, John Wesley climbed up into
the heights of Christlan joy, and after
preaching 40,000 sermons and traveling
270,000 miles reached the heights of
heaven, though in this world lie had it
hard enough-" a sharp rock on the one
side and a sharp rock ouz the other."
Again, that woman stands in the
crisis of the test who has bereavement
and a struggle for a livelihood at the
same time. Without mentioning namies,
I speak from observation. Alh, it is a
hard thing for a woman to make an
honest living, even when her heart is
not troubled, and she has a fair cheek.
and the magnetism of an exquisite p'res
ence. But now the husband or the
farther is dead. The expenses of the
oseuies have absorbed all that was
left in the savings bank. and, wan and
wasted with weeping and watching, she
goes forth-a grave, a hearse. am cotin
beindt hecr- ti) contendA for her existence
and the existence of her children.
When I see such a baittle ats that opent
Sshudder at t he ghiastliniess of thle
spectacle. 3Men sit with embhroide'red
slippers and write heart less csayt\s abott
w men's wvages. Luit t ht '1uestioni is
made tip of teairs and blood, andl there
is more bloiod titan reamrs. (Oh, e
womaini fr..'e aiccess t'' all thle reah nts
where she can get a livelihto d. fri mi
the telegraph otficee to thb- pulpit! Let
men's5 waiges.' be cut dowii before hiens
arc cut down. MIen have iron in their
sous and can stand it. 31ake the way
free to' her of the broken hieart. \May
cupI of prv aitin, ant give mec nothling
hut a windowl .ss liut for shelter for'
many vears rather than that after I am
dead ther'e sho uild goout fromi my home
into thle ,'itiless wirld a woman's arm to
tiht the Gettvsh'ure. the' Austerlitz,
the W'aterlo o of life oir bread! And
vet how mny wiomen there are seated
bewen the rock if bieireaveent on i
ifloiocimg tif cr -am1 op Vo"
them upon 'hcr mTiserable . ' Iher
isshrp rek on the eilT idC( d
What art. enl I 1t 1i , we
eltoius ptrit Iave thy at:t r
iess Childrenu. 1 will presevilli
alive and let [hy widows triust in Ite.
Or get up into the leighits of that other
glo riotus proie --The Lord ptreservethI
tlhe ;tranTl:vr alnd1 relieveth tithe widw
and the fathi erliess. 0 v' swtinr w
iLeni ol starvin" wa0es O ve 'vidows
t uned (Pitt from fthe onct' 1wainifju
IoIe! OC ye female tIeachers kept tn
n ieardly sti pend! O) ye despa~tiin
womNen seeKing, in vain for work wander:
in along the docks and thinking to
throw yourselves into the river last
niCht! O) ye wonen of weak nerves,'.
and aclinc sides. and short breath.
and broken heart. you need something
iore than humansymlipathy. You needi
the sympathy of God. Climb up into
his arms. Ie knows it all, and he
loves you more than father or mother
er husband ever could or ever did. and
instead of sitting down. wringing your
hands in despair. you had better begin
to climb. T['here are heights of consola
tion for you. though now '-there is a
sharp rock on one side and a sharp roek
on the other side.
Acain. that nan is in the crisis of
the text who has a wasted life on the
one side and an unilluninated eternity
on the other. Though a man mty all
his life have cultured deliberation and
self poise. if he gets into that position
all his self possession is gone. There
are all the wrong thoughts of his exis
tence. all the wrong deeds. all the wrong
words-strata above strata, granitie.
ponderous, overshadowing. That rock
I call Bozez. On the other side are
all the retributions of the future, the
thrones of judgment, the eternal ages.
angry with his long defiance. That
rock I call Seneh. Between these two
rocks 10,000 times 10.000 have perished.
0 man immortal. man redeemed. man
blood bought. climb up out of those
shadows! Climb up by the way of the
cross. Have your wasted life forgiven.
Have your eternal life secured. This
hour just take one look to the past and
see what it has been, and take one look
to the future and see what itithreatens
to be. You can afford to lose your health
you can afford to lose your property,
you can afford to lose your reputation.
but you cannot afford to lose your soul.
That bright, gleaming, glorious, preci
ous, eternal possession you must carry
aloft in the day when the earth burns
up and the heavens burst.
You see front my subject that when
a man gets into the safety and peace of
the gospel he does not demean himself.
There is nothing in religion that leads to
meanness or unmanliness. The gospel
of Jesus Christ only asks.Pyou to climb
as Jonathan did-climb toward God,
climb toward heaven, climb into the
sunshine of God's favor. To become a
Christian is not to zo meanly down. It
is to come gloriously up-up into the
communion of saints, up into the
peace that passeth all understanding.
up into the companionship of angels.
He lives upward: he dies upward.
Oh, then accept the wholesale invita
tion which I make this day to all the
people! Come up from betwen your
invalidism and financial embarrass
ments. Come up from between your
bereavements and your destitution.
Conmc up from between a wasted life
and an unillumnined eternity. Like
Johnathan,. elimb up with all your
might instead of sitting down to wring
your hands in the shadow. and in the
darkness-''a sharp rock on the one
side and a sharp' rock on the other sidle."
TO MUSTER THEM OUT.
Many of the Volunteer Troops to Be
Late Wednesday night President Me
Kinley announced his decision to muns
ter out of the service from 75.000 to
100.000 of the volunteers. Those to
be 'discharged will include all the
branches of the service, infantry, artil
lery and cavalry. From a prominent
oficialof the administration it is un
derstood to be the desires of the Presi
dent to ascertain the wishes of the
volunteer troops themselves as to re
maining in the service. One or two
organizations have already indicated a
desire to leave the service as soon as the
government can reasonably do without
them. They are composed largely of
business and working men. whose priv
ate interests are suffering by reason of
their absence from home. So far as the
interests of the governmtentwill permit.
it is belie' d that the President, in
the mustering out of the volunteers.
will accommodate himself to the desires
of' the men. It may be some time be
fore the organizations to he mustered
out will be designated, but the reduc
tion in the volunteer force will be made
as soon as practicable.
Imprisonment for Life.
The war department received the fol
Ponce. August 15.
Adjutant Gen., Washington.
Replying to your cablegram. Private
Laduke was convicted by a court mar
tial for killing Private Stafford; sen
tenced to life imbrisonment. the peni
tentiary at Leavensworth, Kan., was
designated. He is under guard await
ing transportation. 0imoe
Alexander Laduke was a memiber of
Cmpany I Second Wisconsin volun
teers. Stafford was a member of the
Thirteenth iufantry. regular army.
It is eroneously stated in a dispatch
from Marinett. Wis.. that Laduke had
be~in courtmartialed and shot at P onice.
Trouble at Santiago.
The conditions at Santiago are caus
ing a great deal of uneasiness and :t is
believed that more troopljs will be in'
dered there very soon. Already erder's
have been issued direct ingi thle Filth
regular infanitry. now at Tampia, tot po
ee'ed at once to Sanit iago. In [ures
have b)een made as to the condition of
the iinu~nunc r'egi men ts, whiich have niot
et sailed, with a view of sending them
to Sanitiago . The gotvern ment iteni ds
to take vigorouns measures to ptresei've
the peace and keep order in Santiingo
and lie territory under I nit el Stat es
control. As at further step in this di
rectioln, the Priesidenit Thiursday d ireet -
eidinht [lie Twenty-third iKansats riei
c to form'ii pa~rt iii thle amofenpa
in of1 uba.
Gave His Life for Another.
Guard C'has. N. Caste oi the life sauv
in c st at ioni i Sulliivaiil~- m d :(9 'tlni'
leSto n. was d rownedl IFrliy at e'n o n
beond his d1epthI. SebaIt: ' erit iet for
h ep were hleaird at tihl staion l and111.
Caste was tlle iirst mili lto rep nd. lie
Iswamn ouit to te ltty and14 was brin'ing
himti in shore whteni seizedJ priesumlyli~l.
by eraniips anld went thwn ii lliaelite
was saved by thle it her mlenl fr'omt tile
+toian (jttC'.;t~\ I \ul w not reor
A TALE OF HORROR.
The Bodies of Dead Spaniards Beinsi
A di 'spatch froim San tio ays the
bodies of dead1 >ipaniar'ds cointie to
e cremacte'. (Ver 700 have been
lurned so far. Wednesday 71 were
to) be burned. Oevr two rails a dozen
lodies are stretChed. :'-ss t hem anIth -
er diozen. and1 ibenl aboutr :"0 corps e are
Stackedl ill ani jnlillense futneral vile 10
Thi. The 1l1e is thlen s:tuirated with
kerosene and tie torcb applied. A fall
of rain piut )ut the firo. cauin g the
bodies to be 0niy hal1 iurned. Around
the pile lay -. clliins coitainilg Corpses
in a state of lecoilposition. Several
naked bodies were strewn upon the
around in a state ofi putrefaction. Al
together about 70 unburied and uncon
simed bodies lay arotn. The stench
was terrible. This happened at a cei
etery withini the city limits. The
authorities and the einetery otli
cials say it is impossible to get ni,
to work at the cremation. Waages
of $1 a day prove no inducement to the
natives to work at this gruesomie toil.
The unconsumed bodies will be left
upon the earth until Thursday. when
fine weather may help the work of cre
imation. These 70 corpses represent
two days' dead from the Spanish camp.
The danger to the population from the
stench. the presence of the buzzards.
vultures and flies is incalculable.
Very Poor Soldiers.
Gen. Shafter has ordered the Second
Regiment of Immunes out of the city
of Santiago. The regiment had been
placed there as a garrison, to preserve
order and protect property. There has
been firing of arms inside of the town
by menibers of this regiment without
orders. So far as known, some of the
men have indulged in liquor until they
have verged upon acts of license and
disorder. The inhabitants in some
quarters have alleged loss of property
by force and intimidation. and there
has grown up a feeling of uneasiness
concerning them. if not of alarm. Gen
Shafter has, therefore, ordered this
regiment into the hills, where discip
line can be more severely maintained.
In place of the Second volunteer im
mune regiment, Gen. Shafter has or
dered into the city the Eighth Illinois
volunteer regiment of colored troops. in
whose sobricty and discipline he has
confidence, and of whose sturdy en
forcement of order no doubt is felt by
those in command
Included the Whole Archipelago.
The Ilong Kong correspondent of the
London Daily Mail says: "The terms
ol capitulation of Manila agreed upon
Saturday between Gen. Jaudemes and
Gen. 3Merritt includes the cession of
the Philippine archipelago to the United
States. An American naval officer
who arrived from Manila on the Zafiro.
tells ine that the Americans practically
walked into Manila. The operations.
he says. were confined to the .Malate
side of the city, where the Spaniards
had a fort and two lines of trencheF.
The troops waded through the Malate
river and walked up the beach as
though going to lunch, meeting practi
cally no opposition. I learn that when
Gen. MIerritt went ashore, to receive
the capitulation of 3Manila, he experi
enced some dificeulty in finding Gen
Jaudenmes, who ultimately was found in
a church :among crowds of women an d
The President has appointed the fol
lowing Ecomisioneris to adjust thle
evacuation of Cuba aind Porto lRico:
For Cuba: MIaj. Gen. dJames F. Wade
Riear Admiral William T. Sampson.
Maj. G;en. 3Iatthew C. Butler.
For P'orto Rlico: 31aj. Gen. .John M1.
Brooke, Rear Admiral Winfield S.
Schley. Brig. Gen. William W. Gor
Glen. Gordon. one of the conmnission
ers for Porto Rtico. is the only one of
the six appointees who is not widely
known. is a prominent citizen of Sav
annah. Ga. He was the senior colonel
of the Georgia State militia, and served
in the ranks of the Confederate army.
He is 61 years old, belongs to one of the
wealthiest families* in Georgia and is
conspicious socially there. He was
lrely endorsed in h's State for briga
Assassin Met His Match.
An attempt has been made to assas
sinate lRobert Bagman. Co. C. Second
Georia volunteers. In defending him
self Bagman shot and mortally wound
ed his negro assailant. James Jackson.
Bagman recently received an anony
mous letter informing him that he
would be killed if lie did not cease his
attentions to a young lady of Tampa.
Fla. On leaving the young woman s
house Bagman was attacked by the ne
gro. who 'narrowly missed stabbing him
in the neck. As it was, the soldier's
clothes were slashed and the skin
scraped in two places. Jackson is un
der surveilance. but Bagmian has not
been arrested. The officers of the Sec
ond Georgia think Jackson was hired
to kill Bagman.
Heading for the Gallows.
liccently two atte~mpts have beeni
made to wreck railroad trains at 3Iaul
din in Greeinville County. About ten
days ago a negro boy twelve years of age
placed'a spike on the rail and the train
ran over it. smashing it slightly. The
negro then stuck the spike between the
rails where they joined, and the next
train broke it off. lie was arrested and
confssed. Wednesday three white
boys nanmed Brooks, who live near
3auldin, were arrested. and they
waived the preliiminary and gave bond.
They placed a shovel plow on the track
Ionday, sticking it up between the
joints of the rails. Strang~e to say'. the
train did not jumpil the track. but bi'oke
off the phow.
Wednesday there arrived att Hlavana
from iKey W'est three newspmaper' i'r
'espondec:its none of whom weire per
nit ted byx (Gei.lIanc' to land,~i coidii~
eiring their arr'ival in 'pp orttune and in -
civenienicinig. anid Lelievinig thiat thieiir
prsence before thle airrivatl of the AmerI
dieityi. Th le ciorrespjondent s returi'i
d tii IKiy We'st oni hoard thei schiionier
'hie .\merican cruiiser' Newi~ O rleanis
ttempijted to enter the hiarbir ''f San
w~ithi a notification! f ihie s-iitniint of the
brotco'l. but wvas uunabhle to dlo si 'in
ie'ciunit iif the sunken wrecik :at the iii
smail boai':t andi' was g!raciiou-ly reccieie
auu iinvitaitii ona biard thii ern isir.
A Fickle Man.
.1 schll l. Noiwak. :i lawer' if ( leve
ladl. ()hi''. aftei' tiln yeamrs f miaried'~
li. dixircedl his wiife andl nm'i'ied heri
samustre'.s. Thieii lie ivoircedl the
seamii'tressanimd renmarriedl his first wife.
In less thiani a year they were anvain
iivoced, and now Nowak has miar
Naine of the Wicers Who R ave ei;
Ai ,mnie uink ioiwii reasoni the adminiii;
iStratiOn deci i'd n141ot tO adhere to its
foirmrly expreSSed aniouniciement that
the pronmitioiis in tlie iiavy would le
iade as the result 4f reemoiiuullatlolls
lby a biard whosC duitV it should be to)
review tihe, aliievemen'uts of naval oili
eers throulghout the paniish war. and
Friday the navy Iepiartiiient iiiade pubU
lie- a list Of promotions1- in the(. north
Atlantic leet. previius, p;iblication
li . lx 'beell ilaieliiate in -shlle lpartii
lars. Tlere :iii :ll iiteriiii cmiiuis
siOIS anlld ut mntil the seiate ouifirins
or recct thIem. They take date Aug.
I 1 9 a '.Ind inl each case are for
eniilielit and11 ciulsieu ins coindnet i
Coinmodiore W. 'F. Sal i soniu advanced
eight numbers and app,-intedl a rear au
miral from Auzust. IStIS. fir eminent
anid coiiicuou1s cIinduct in battle.
Takes rank next after liear Admiral
John A Howell.
Coiiinanodorc 'Winfield S. Schley. ad
vanced six numbers and appointed a
rear admiral fron ,ne date and for
same reasons. Takes ranks next after
Rear W. T. 'Sampson.
Capt. -John Philip, advanced five
numbers and appointeda connodore.
Capt. Francis J. ligginson. advanced
Capt. Robley 1). Evans, advanced
Capt. Henry C. liavlor. advanced
Capt. Francis A. Cook, advanced five
Capt. Charles E. Clark. advanced six
Capt. French E. Chadwick. ad
vanced five numbers.
Lieut. Com. Raymond P. Rodgers,
advanced five numbers.
Lieut. Coin. Seaton Schroder. ad
vanced three numbers.
Lieut. Com. Richard Wainwright. ad
vanced ten numbers.
Lieut. Coi. .John A. Rodg-ers ad
vanced five numbers.
Lieut. Coin. James K. Cogswell. ad
vanced five numbers.
Lieut. Coni. William ). Potter, ad
vanced five numbers.
Lieut. Com. Giles B. Ilarber. ad
vanced five numbers.
Lieut. Coin. Newton E. Mason. ad
vanced live numbers.
Lieut. Alexander Scharp. -Jr.. ad
vanced five numbers.
Licut. Harry P. luse, advanded five
Chief Engineer Charles J. MacCon
nell, advanced two numbers.
Chief Engineer John L. Hlannum.
advanced two numbers.
Chief Enineer Alexander B. Bates.
advanced three numbers.
Chief Cnigincer Robert W. Milligan,
advanced three numbers.
Chief Engineer Charles W. Rae, ad
vanced three numbers.
Chief Engineer Warner B. Bayless,
advanced two numbers.
Passed Assistant Engineer George
W. McElroy. advanced three number
and appointed chief engineer.
Commander Bowman H. McCalla,
advanced six numbers and appointed
captain to restore him to his original
place on the navy list.
The following take rank from the
date, but different reasons are assigneat
for their aidvancement.
Lieut. (Junior Grade) Victor Blue.
advanced five number for extraordinary
Licut. Coli. Robert WV. I Iunutington.
advanced one number aiid apppointed
colonel in the marine crops5 for eminent
and conspicuous conduct in battle.
Capt. George F. Elliott, advanced
three numbers for same reason.
First Lieut. Louis P. Lucas. given
the rank of eantain by brevet,. in the
marine corps for conispicuous conduct
First Licut. Wendell C. Neville, given
the rank of capitainl by brevet for same
Second Lieut. Louis J. MIagill given
the rank of first lieutenant and captain
by brevet in the mai-ine e'orps for good
judgment and gallantry in battle.
Second Lieut. Philip 31. Banno.
given the rank of first lieutenant by
brevet in marine corps for conspicuous
Capt. Paul St. C. M1urphy. given the
rank of major by brevet in the marine
corps for gallant service in battle.
Second Lieut. S. Borden, given the
rank of first lieutenant by brevet in the
marinie corps for distinguished sewdeec
Defends Gen. Shafter.
Postmaster A. W. Wills of Nashville.
Tenn.. received a letter from Gen. Joe
Wheeler Friday. dated Santiago de
Cuba, July 27. 189S. in which Gen.
Wheeler says, referring to newspaper
reports concerning Gen. Shafter:
- I think the criticisms upon Gen.
Shafter were very unjust. ile has had
a hard task. and has performed it suc
essfully and well. Hie is a man of
more than ordinary brain power and
administrative ability. The criticism
that lie did not place himself on the fir
ing line is ridiculous as on .July 1 he
was carrying on two fights at the same
time-one at Caney and one at San
Juan. He had some reserves. and had
to place himself where he culd see
both fights and manage the whole af
fair, which he did effieiently. With
very high regards,
Truly your friend.
Tarred and Feathered.
About 250 or 350 men, disguised as
"White caps," visited the house of Su
sie Colston, near Smithfield. Wettsel
county. W. Va.. on Thursday nighitaind
dragged the inmates, six women and
three men. out of bed in their night
clothes. No time was given them to
it their clothes, money or valuables.
The house was then blown to pieces
piee with sticks of dynaniite. The
iniiates were tarred aiid leathered and
taken to the Sunian house and all lock
ed ini a room together till daylight. No
apparent effort was niade to discover
who did the aet. aind the piopular~ senti
ient is that iiothiing wroiig was doiie.
Have No Prisoners.
This is. we believe, the first war of
histiory between civilized nations ini
whIiichi one combatant has failed ti hiave
ine prmiiner at the clo se. The onily
cature the Span:miards made was that of
11lobson ::nud hiis seven imen andiii we re -
atureid thiemi at Sanitiaio. The Spani
ih prisoes we haive will be releasedi
anid sent hom l cif thuey wan to Iii
home wu ithiout even au slitairy iiieii
ean to bI echange.d uur themi.
I Fatal Fire in Russia.
T heri. wis a not her great Iirie W\ed
nesdayl~i nighit at Nijnii Noivigoirod. capital
o the gov eriimient if the saiie iiane.
abouti 250 miieis inorthueast of .\luscow.
lusia. Th le cit ivwiork house was des
ir-yeil the inmia~tes jumping fronm the
widiw. ma ny Lecinig killed anid many
iore injured. Thlirteen bodies burined
to t crisp have already been found in
te rumis anid mainy oif the i inmates are
GEn. joB wRtEXL.R.
What a Prominent United S t;es
Army Officer Says of Him.
Of all the generals with the arin
front f Sant iago l ;air ieneal Wheel- it
er now. pririses to cwl out of the
caipaign witi the highet reluItaltin
tor iorage. strength f p Iturpse. i i
tarv foresight and -iolcdier cltiin.
The Washilgton ciorrespondent of tie
Atlanta .journal Zay- this Was tle opin
i1n advaiied by a prominent ariv tit
eer at Washill.gt on recently when the
AIrer- Loiosevel t controver-y was under
There is ni4 doubt that the Contd'uct
,,f Geierli Wheeler in the S~aitiagI
eainimi l!i has won golden opinions from
leading officers in the arly. lI private
conversatioll they assert the belief that
the principal credit of the victory be
lons to General Wheeler more than
to ainy other general who took part in
tile campaign. > trong reasons are ad
vaneod fir this opinion. It has been
made clear that if it had not been fir
General Wheeler's determination the
arny would have retreated from the
advanced position which it captured in
the fight before San Juan. The teie
grami sent by General Wheeler to Gen
eral Shafter on the night of July 1
clearly indicates this.. In this telegram
General Wheeler says that many of the
officers had appealed to him to have the
line withdrawn and the army take up
a position further back. but tha*t he posi
tivelv discountenanced this as it would
lose the American army much prestige.
le urged General Shafter not to pay
any attention to similar requests if made
That General Wheeler understood
perfectly the conditions which con
fronted the army when lie took this
stand against a retreat is shown by
his telegram to General Shafter. In it
he said: "The lines are thin. as
so many men have gone to the rear with
wounded and many are exhausted but I
hope these men can get up tonight and
with our line entrenched and Lawton
on our right, we ought to hold tomnor
row. but . fear it will be a severe day.
If we can get through tomorrow all
right we can make our breastworks
strong the next night.
.Ile realized thoroughly," said this
officer above quoted. "that his forces
were in bad shape and that they had
hot work before them. But lie saw
also that they could win out if they
held their ground. and believing that.
lie counted not the cost. le at once
set the whole ariy to work strength
ening- its position. and we learn from
officers who have returned froim the
front that it was his intelligent direc
tion which not only made the Aneri
can position tenable, but enabled our
army later on to drive the Spaniards
into Santiago. Sonie of the officers
who took part in the battle even go so
far as to say that if it had not been for
General Wheeler the victory of Santiago
might have been lost and the American
forces routed. Even while lie was so
sick that lie had to be carried around in
a litter. his knowledge of what ought to
be done and his directions as to how to
do it were of incalculable advantange.
"You will take notice that General
Wheeler is the only one of the coni
manding generals at the front whose
name is not singed to the 'Round Rob
in.' Just as he refused to listen to the
generals who urged a retreat, so also
did lie refuse to take part in any conm
pint. lie was not unsympathetic to
the suffeings of his men. Ihis tele
eramis to General Shiafter show how
dee-ply hc uwas affected by the- hard
ships which they endured. - You can
hardly realize the exhausted condition
of the troop~s.'he said in speaking of
the situation at the front on the night
of the battle of San Juan. But he had
himself stuck to his duty like a man
when racked with pain, and he looked
to the mien under him to show a sinmi
lar undaunted grit.
"A southern man and a Democrat
one miight have looked for criticism
from him of the conditions which Col
onel Roosevelt so forcibly set forth.
None came, General Wheeler stood
out against retreat: lie stood out against
complaint. We give all our generals
at the front praise for their gallantry in
action, but General Wheeler has shown
himself to be the ablest anid truest sol
dier of them all."
Utilzing Waste Products.
After harvest there are numberless
articles of produce about the farm for
which there seems to be no good use
and consequently they go to waste. For
instance, in the vegetable garden there
are smiall green tomatoes. cucumbers.
small musk-melons, onions. eet., not
enotugh to take to market. perhaps, or
possibly not quite up to the market
grade. All these things will miake good
pickles for home use during the u-inter
if saved, cleaned and put into brine as
they are gathered and taken out and put
into vinegar when watnted for use. Then
there are orchard fruits more or less of
which annually go to waste. but which
ought to be preserved or dried for fami
ly use. In the vegetable gardeni. again
there is more or less late green stuff
which it will pay to carefully store for
winter feeding of stock and poultry
when it will bring a return much beyond
its present value. Then there is the
general result from clearing up which
has ne salable value. but which will
frm a portion of a compost healp and
can be returnied to the land in a year or
two at the most in the formi of a valua
ble fertilizer. These waste products of
the farmi will often mark the line be
tween profit and loss. and arc wiell worth
considering when fertilizingr even by
Negro Soldier Killed.
.A special fromi Hamplton. (a.. says:
Sim Neely, ia negro private ini the Twen j
ty-tifth inifa ntr-y. was shot and killed at
Ilampton Friday night. lie was re
fused liermiission to dirinik at a soda
founiitaini anid biee:i ne abhusivye. Whlen
remostrated wvithi for sweari ng in thle
presence ot ladies, lhe assaulted 3Mr.
Will 1I e-iderso n uwith hiiis dagger bayio
net. I ienderso n drew a pisto~l, but it
was kntoced fromt hiis hiand and seur
ed bty the negrio. who began shiootinzg.
A number oif citizens joi ned in thle
fusilade and Neely received woundls
fromi which-I he died.
Thed ingapore corresplondeniit of the
Lodo aily 31l says: --The native
-eellin in iitile P hilipines has exten
ied ti tht~e hempii pov~ in-es in south
uzt n. 11eayt ltihtin 1 occurreal at
Pagaha tuan, P ilar and P onsol, the imi
mediate ecaule beinr outrages coni t
ted by the Spa~niards att Parlatuan. The
Spanishi alsi butirned. Ptilar and miassa -
cred 5t 0t natives. The irtsiurgent s art
a-oeetrating at Albay with tihe titbiert
Spaiartis iii thle Galtrillas~i pr~ovle'
Five Burned to Death.
Thie barn of Pecter Pity, tell mliles
nortih of hIrdeptendeni.e. Iowai. . W-.
stuck by lightining Thar>ay mieht.
Five sins, tihe aldest beI ng 1ixteeni.
who were sl eep1in in th ile mohtw. were
ttrnel to death.
OUR VICTORIOUS WARSHIPS
A Griid Demonstration in New York
New York' a61d th. nation it! S;i
:i-- sinalize d their appreciation of tihe
victoiious flecet. An imposing naval
pageant of warships has been reviewed
in the: harbor of the largest city in the
coutntrv with acelamnations of delight
and admiration and an ovation from
the shore. and f1rom the great flotillas
of all sorts of Craft on the water was
.i.gnificantly iven to the returning he
Long before sunrise a gun was fired
from Castle William. on Governor's
Island. The people were astir. and
crowds were hurrying to the river to be
early on the scene. The New York and
New Jersey shores were crowded. The
river and bay were literally alive with
Craft. and the craft alive with people
all cheering and good natured. An im
pressive scene was when the flags were
raised on the forts and the flagship.
As the starry banners were raised aloft
the bands at the forts and on the flag
ships played the Star Spangled Ban
ner and the shores rang with patriotic
There was very little friction in car
rying out the progra-.L..ac. and no more
delay than was expected. The citizens
committee left the foot of Cor:land
street on the steamer Glenn Island and
proceeded down the bay followed by a
long retinue of all sorts and descrip
tion of craft. At Tompkinsville. the
mavor and committee of 10 debarked
and boarded the police boat. The pat
rol then headed for the flagship with
its colors flying and the bands playing.
The Staten Island shores were liter
ally lined with people and they all
joined in a general acclamation with
the people on the myriads of -boats.
The welcoming ceremonies were short
but impressive. The ceremonies over,
amid the hoarse shrieking of the steam
whistles and hosannas of the throigs
on shore and water, the mayor and the
committee returned to the Glen Island.
Then came the event of the day. There
was considerable wigwagging on the
battleships and police boats which
headed the line. Then came the Glen
Island and then the battleships began
to slowly move up the bay.
There was salutes from cannon and
cheers from people and the toots from
thousands of whistles made an inde
scribable din. Soon the monster pa
geant was in line. First came Admiral
Sampson's flagship. New York. then
Admiral Schlcy's flagship, the Brook
lyn, then the Massachusetts, Oregon,
Iowa. Indiana and Texas and after
them. moving in a mass, all sizes and
descriptions with flags waving and peo
The battleships iioved slowly and
majestically. As Governor's island
was passed there was a tremendous re
por~t from the guns that did so much ex
ecution at Guantanamo and Santiago.
The people on shore and afloat went
wild. They yelled and screamed. wav
ed tlags and jumped up and down in pa
triotic furor, and so it was all the way
up to Grants tomb, where there was a
final demonstration of Patriotic fervor.
such as New York has never witnessed
before. The Pageant was viewed and
cheered by'a hundred thousand people.
A Horrible Story.
A regiment encamped in Virginia
n yar MIanassas. recently invaded a cemn
etary. dug up the remains of a Confed
erate officer and distributed his bones
among themselves as souvenirs. It is
almost incredible that any set of men
wearing the uniform of the United
States army could be found who arc so
brutish as to be capable of perpetrating
such an outrage. It appears, however.
that there are grounds for believing
that this horrible story is true and a
court martial has been ordered to in
vestigate the charge. li is said that
the grhouls who opened and robbed the
grave~ arc Kansas volunteers. The At
ianta Journal very properly says that
the matter should be sifted to the bot
tom and if the alleged outrage was com
mitted and the guilty wretches can be
discovored they should not only be
drummed out of the service, but also
prosecuted under the laws of Virginia
and made to suffer the extreme penalty.
Murdei- in Greenville.
Early Saturday morning the dead
body of a negro boy was found on one
of the streets of Greenville, S. C. The
boy was identified as Foster Stokes.
who lived on Mulberry street. lie lef
home about dark Friday night. saying
he would soon be back home. When
last seen lie was with William Blass
ingame. a negro man who had sold
Stokes a pistol and had two others to
sell. The coroner held an inquest and
the jury recommended the arrest of
Blassingame. Stokes' death was caused
by a blow .behind the ear. and when~
found the body was wet land stiff, it
having rained heavily Friday night.
Blessingame was arrested near Pied
mont and brought to jail Saturday af
ternoon. His statement is contradic
tory, and suspicion is strongly fixed
During General Gray's speech at the
campaign meeting at Greenville Friday
Commissioner Thomas declared lie
((ray) was not reading from the re
cord and offered him what he claimed
was the record.
G ray declined, whereupon Thomas
said he dared not, as it would conviet
aim of falsehood.
"Your arc a liar.' replied Gray amir'
yelling and cheering.
Thomnas laughed scornfully and Gr d
told him lie had gone far enogh a n
that lie would put him on notice* h
ie would not submit to his insults an
The crowd yelled, '"Fighit. fight " an
some one took Thomas by the atr .in an
and took him back to his seat.
A Soldier Murdered.
A dlispatchi from Newport N ews, Va.
says Private Alonzo Andrews of Co. I
One ll undred am1 Sixtiet hi I ndiain
re:gient. wias shot andl kil ied by Sat
hdl. a negro saloon keep :r in Blood
field. a negro settlement in the county
Thursday afternoon. O irate dJacol
Altmire. of the same er imand. wai
wonded in tihe left fiw t bethe samn
negro. The negro vum arresedc :ita
loded in jail, but th: feeling aga'ins
i:n was so) intense. i hit the sherif
took himi ont of the' te sn for die keep'
ing. lid field is~ *a 0.der matIil lau
and a provost gmea.e , at r ls the city.
skirmish line wa z' irown out ati Cam
Grant Th'lursdaiy nig' it to keep' lie comn
pany of which And rews wais a nmembei
from breaking --ut to avenge the mur
der' of' thei: ' .:n e.
Capt. Carmi, Thael Suicides.
Thei wi ar deiparu nent Wednesday rev
xlrind fon Lakes and. Fia.. stating thu:
de ,:i riuen! . had committed suicide e'
-! ot ine. ihis hi omne was ini Lexington.
Va. ie miarri ed a dlaughiter of' .Jion
al idluck' r. Whe'n appoi0n tetd to
te connuissar'y dhpartunett lie was with
The llolis W MOW1st grgee baking powder
knowr. letzli is sheo it goes o0
third erotb4' thes any -ther breo
ROYAL GAKNG POWDER CO., hEW YOM
Paid the Penalty.
A special from Americus, Ga.. says:
The most fienish crime in the history
of Sumter county or the whole State,
was committed at Friendship. 12 miles
west of here Friday nigin. Mrs. James
McGarrah and her son, .James Boone,
were murdered by a negro man with n.
ax while they were in th.eir lhedM.Mter
this double murder the fiend outraged a
negro woman. tied her to a tree in the
woods and mutilated her in a shocking
manner. She died also. but not until
she had told the murderer's name. He
told other negroes that he had 'killed
three people Friday night, then K rrow
ed a horse and rode away. The mur
dured people were discovered by John
Boone, a son of the murdered woman,
and a crowd at once started after the
fiend. He was caught late this even
ing and promptly lynched.
Cotton Statistician Neill is out again
with his prediction of an enormous cot
ton crop, which he puts this year at
anywhere from 10.500, 000 to 12.000,000
bales. The persistency with which he
deals with such big figurce leads the
leads the cotton men to the irresistible
conclusion that he is a bear of extraor
dinary magnitude, and the English
spinnersno doubt. get the benefit of it.
Whatever his motive is, there is hardly
room for doubt that his estimates hurt.
the cotton planter by forcing down the
price of cotton in the early part of the
Murder and Suicide.
R.J. Corbett. the father of Jamar.
Corbett, the heavy weight pualist.
Tuesday morning shot and kilil li& S
wife and then turned the weapon, upom
himself with fatal effect. It is.lieved
the murderer is demented. He: bas
been in extremely poor health, for some
time. Death was instantaneous in both
eases. The shooting occurred in 'the
residence of the Corbett fiuniy, 250
.1ayes street. San Francisco.
Supercedes the Protocol
The secretary of the navy said after
leaving the president that the terms of
surrenderof the Philippines superceded
the terms of the protocol. If the whole
of the Philippines were included in the
surrender, the peace commission will
not have to discuss the future of the is
Ar one period during the rebellion:
there were no less than 74 major gen-,
erals and 2765 brigadiers on the rolls,.
which was far more than there was any -
use for. Prsdn Lincoln recoginzed~
this mistake before any body else, but.
he consoled himself by .joking abouxt it..
*It is recalled that on one occasion, whena
one of these superfluous generals was:
captured by the enemy with a number'
of men and horses, somebody undertaok:
to condole with the President on the~
subject, remarking that the loss of the'
captured general's service was a great
misfortune to the government. TholA
replied Lincoln, "it's the horses r'u
tiinking about. I can makeanothe r
brigadier gene'ral in two minutes, lbt t
horses are scarce and cost $200 a pieon."
'. majority of the generals Jim our
army are well along: in. years. andt the
ages 'r some of them, are given it; the
Buffola Express. as. iblows: tGa neral
Young is 58, Shafte-63. Whd :r 42 ~
Hawkins will rwe.h.the ratiring: i .ge of
64 this year.. Kent is 62. Lawtomi d5 and
Sumner. Bates and Chiaa es eh 56.
These are. the general o~eers: i~n Cuba
with Shafter.. The age~ of the: generals
in camp at home is also advano i. Cop
pinger is 6il. Brook is 60O, Ga cbin 56,
Sheridan 58, Henry 59, G3rs ham 64,
Wilson 61, Butler US2 ad Lee 63.
Wade is 55, the youa-gest of i he major
A Terre Haut' ., Indiam, dispatch
says: M1ajor Ger .eral Shafter was taken
prisoner duriny the civil war by General
'Joe' Wheeler and lodged in Libby Pris
on, thus pr senting the sti ange sight
of the COD federate cavalry leader and
captor ser vinr ait Santiago under tne
man he e pturcd. Shaftcr was major of
the Nic eteenth 3Miehgan in General
John (' oburn's brigade, and in M1arch,
162, while on a foraging expedition,
the b? iiade was surrounded by Wheel
er inmen and many taken prisoners.
Sh ftcr was six weeks in prison.
A suggestion worthy of attention
ere as well in the WXest has been made
to the relief societies of Missouri ,by a.
volunteer from that state. In a ietter
written from Camp Alger he s-ys: "It
might be well if the patriotic people
would make a donation to our hospital
~'in the way of reading matter. Any
Ibook or other publication sent to the:
tregiment hospital will be placed there'
~.for the usc of the paticnts. XX hat time
a soldier spends in at hospital his life is
1in greater danger thain on a bat te1ield to
A returned veteran froml >atit.go
warns the ''inmmutne- wit' :re' ce' - to
go to Cuba tha-t yellow fever ia not~ Their
only foe. The anit iagio :anid k' N, he
sas. ''is the most~ indefatWauleI, imur
Sdennus.i ,dni ngri - "''II *. 3. and
-sets the sick hal cray. A. Thr is ,no
p~sile wayX t keep themu m and they
'ar of thetmselves~ Iut maC en ough,
fnoth.l - --
A souI~tthertl hoy. anid a C barieston in
by birth. received1 the tw ,s osn
ob~ ptromnotiotn in tho~se hi' ,ie orti al -*
lntrv in (Cuba. The ">rii r ri-adtha
Lie utenant luen is :2 vancedi . iv.e
points f or --extr'aordQina r'y her u:n .
Tisi is the highest pra in nilitary
srice Of the thiirty-:-i: .r' rotiuons
fr he.roismn. Lieut'entan mue is the
riy one to r ec'iv e tis u cepinle praise.
TIr HiI nX Wesley was~U -ver rich ,and
ne.vr had a lare .aha ananasre to
ive awa over.(-> "'.000 itritna his Ilie.
lie foutidid in E't,nte :i en terprise
S tide thietl 'OVet tani)..it it ditliculties.
A. cobbler, who recei'ndti. a loan of $20)
I ron this fund. was ole-s >show Wesley
Sbefore tihe latter's dent~ibd ,at the pirofits
fo his business were M 4,000 a year.