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The Time in Which We Live is WVo derful for Disasters and Blessings. In thisdis-enre Dr. Taa; re: soma gre.t everts ard "-o:s Cant u world i rdraarg ;.a the rght r ti on; ter.X J -; l i I, 3a " il.S wonders in the hca-ens and in 0l earth." Dr. Cumming-grat and go d anr would have told us the ex e" time the fulfillment of this prophecy. As stepped into his study in Lnt don on n arrval from r', jer aiter thc Fre: had surrendered at Sads. tie dceLor sai.d to m3: ". i t wz have told you anort F31 P.E laughed at MeI beauw ed the seven herr e nr nd the foresaw a!' oIe t bK iel and C-e bo ok C.",~n taking any sea r.pit interpretation a ly assert Ltha& :e "si it S et- Co0 many thngs in vir time. Our eyes itate and on neart Qa ens in its pulsations as we reaa events in the third century, t.2 eft century, the eighth century, t"e icu teenth century, bu there were farreaching even;, crovdee. inte u nineteeenth centu-y than :t:) . other, and the i twen;y years cz p any priceeding twenty. V e rea-U.n l daily newspapers or events ' in one paragraph and si: !Ycu 7 cial emphasis-3ve s rhieh a H r dotus a Jas.phue, a X er cphon, a Gil bon would have taken whole eopte or whole volumes to ci'ore. L)ol ing out upon our time we mui cry on in the words of the text, "Wonders i the heavens and in the !arth " I propose to sh:,w yu that the tin in which we live is wonderful f'r di-a ter and wonderful fir iessing, fr ,te: must be lights and sbades in this pi ture as in all others. Need I argue tho our time is wonder-ul f erdiaser 0 world has had a rough ti-e since b- t hand of God it was3 bowed cut space. I is an epilep-lO esrth-coi vulsion after convulsion; frostr bout! ing it with sledge hammer of icete and fire melting it with furnt.cts zere times heated. 1 is a wcuder to ma has lasted so long. Meteors shootir by on this side and grazing it and'met ors shooting by on the other side an grazing it, none of them slowing up ft safety. Whole fleets and navies an argosies and flotilas of worlds sweepin all about us. Our earth like a fishin smack off the banks of Newfound at while the Msj stie and the St. Pw and the Kaistr Wilhelm der Grosf rush by. Besides that, cur world h1 by sin been damaged in its internal m ohinery, and ev..r and anon the furi sees have burst, and the walking besa of the mountains have broken, and ti islands have shipped a sea, and tI great hulk of the world has been j tre with accidents that ever and anc threatened immedidate demolition. But it seems to us as if the last hUt dred years wEre especially characteriz: by disaster-volcanic, oceanic, epid io. I say volinia because an earti quake is only a volcano hus;hed u; When Stromboli and Cotcepaxi at Yesuvius stop breathing, let th~e fou! dations of the earth beware! Seve thousand earthquakes in two centuri4 recorded in the catalogue of the Bri ish associcatior1 Trajan, the empero: goes to ancient Antioch and amid ri: splendors of his reception is met by a earthquake that nearly destroys tl: emperor's life. Lisbon, fair and beaut ful, at i o'clock on the 1st cf N ever ber, 1775, in six minute3 60),00) hai perishedi, an~d Valtaire writs of then 'For that regio: it was the last 3 d mnent, nothing wanting but a trumpet. Europe and America feeling the thro -1,500 chimneys in Boston partly< fully destroyed! But the disasters of other times ha' had their counterpart in later timt In 1812 Caracas was caught in the gi of ans earthquake, in 1882 in Chile 100C 000 square iio~s of land by voloag force upheaved to four atnd seven fe< of permenent elevation, in 1854 Japa felt the geological agony; Naph shaken in 1857, Mexico in 1858; 3ei doza, the capta. of she Argentine R public, in 1861; Manila terrorized:i 1863; the Hawaiian Islands by sue force uplifted and let down in 187i; Ne vida shaken inl 1871, Antion mn 187: California in 2872, San Salvader:i 1873, while in 1883 what subterranea excitement! lachia, an island of ml: Mediterranean, a beautiful italian ws euing place, vineyard clad, surronnde by ati natural charm and nistorieti r< miniscence; yonder Carri, the summe resort of the Roman emp~eror5; yC2dt Naples, paradice of art this Dentih' island suddenly toppled intothe treng of the earth, 8,000 neerr makers pe: ishing, and some of them sc Iar dos beneath the reach of humnan obsequit that it may be said cf many a oeo< them, as it was said of Moses. "Ti Lord buried him." Italy, all Euro; weeping, all Christendom weepin. where mnere were M'arts to sympaths and Christians to pray. But whileoto nations were measuring thst magnitut of disaster, measuring it rot with go: den rod hike that witL which the ange measured heaven, but with the biae rule of death, Java cf the indian archi pelago, the most fertile island oi all t? earth, is caught in the grip of the earn' quake, and mountain after mountai goes down and oity siter city until tha island, which produces the best beva: age all the werld. produced the ghast liest catastrophe. Oae hurndred thou sand people dying, dead! Comim nearerhome, on Aug. 31, 186, rb great earthquake which prostrated one half of Charleston, S. C. But look at the disssters cydonic At the mouth of the Ganges are thrne islands-the Hattiab, the Sundeep an. the Dakin Shabazpore. In the mid night of Oitober, 1877, on all thot three islands the cry was. 'The wat ers!'' A cyclone srose~ ar~d rolled th sea over those three islands, and of population cf 310,000, 215,000 vwer drowned. Oaly those saved who has climbed to the top of the highest t-eet Did you ever see a cyclone? No? 'The: I pray God you may never see one. saw a cyclone on the ocean, andi swept us 800 miles back f rm ot course, and for thirty-six hours durn the cyclone and after it we expecco every mement to go to the bottem They told ut before we retired at o'clock that the barometer had falles but at 11 olock at night we we: awakened with the ahcek of the waves All the lighta out. Crsh v~erut all thi lifeboats. Wa'ars ru.shing through th. skylights down iut- the cabin and dow on the furnsees until thsy hissed smoked in the delnge. 8.vn Lundred people praying, shrieking, Oa arc ship poised a momenL en the to c mountain of phosphorescant ea then plucged down, dow~n, unn! i seemed as if ahe neve- wru: again h rghted. Ah, you never an toe se ylone at tea! But I was in Minnesots, where thr was one or those os ciones on lane. ta swept the city of R~cheater from it funatinsa nd iook dwelling houseE, bars, men. woman, children, horses, eattle, ::d :ossed them into indiscrimi en:.in and lifted a train and dashed own a mightier hand than that o ernser on the airbrake. Cyclone ix cylone in Missouri, cyclone ir Wiensin, cyclone in Ilinois, cy'Onl Ia! Satan, prince of the powei of the air, never made such cyclonic a- iszarbances as he has in our day. W And am I not right in saying that ont 0; thc characteristics of the time 1E which we live is disaster cyclonic? But lock at the disasters 'ccao - Sh T call tnei roll of the d2ad shipping. Y ;o~sars of the deep, answer whet %11 yolur names. The Ville de Havre d~e 8,hizlcr, th City ot B e o, o i d 1 the Presi&ent, the Cimbri% f 0:on, the Mahogan. Bat wh: sould 'I go on calling the rol w'e 2 os of them!= ans;Fers and1 0 o.. . a; in as the ;hite scro*l of t, atie suf at Cape Hatteris br-ak r ? I the o.n cables could repar ai the Scattered life and all th b~& e be-es that they rub against ix h e cn. what . message of pathos anc tr oy fcr b )h beachesI In one storn e yfishermen perished off the com of N'wfoudhini and while . fi ets o tem i :h3 caset of E igland Go khelo the poor fellows at sea and giv: g'i tea-3 in heaven to the Grao i Dsr li::g and the Ida Lewises and lifeboa y men hvering around Good vin sandl : and the Sgerriet! The sea, oWnin ethree f'ourtas of the earih, proposes L< canture the other fourth and is bom Sadi he lend all around the earth 11e movina of the hotels at Brighto: B h teckwrd 100 yards from wher bey once s:oCd a iype of what is gi:ns a a around the world on every coast The D-ad S a r :lls tod ; % here the an n cient ciies stood. P lier: of tempic that st.od on hgll, g ologists now fini tan c. zar crs under the Vater or alto gether -u*ierged. The sea, having wrc d so m %ny merchantmen and fl tiiks. wants to wreck the continen-s t d het d 3:asters oceanic. Alas fx G;veson and other cities almosi Look at the Cisss'er; e;idem c --peak not of the plagune in 2c four.l century that rav&gd E rope and it . eseo?S Sad the Nespointaa dominieint a and Marseiles wrought such terror it the eighteenth centary, but I look a the yellow fevers and tve choleras an: the diphtiherias and the scirlet feveri d and the typbo da of our time. Fron: Hlud ar India, whe11re LV-r; t welftl yea- 3,000,000 devotees cmngregate, the caravan's brought the cholera, and thal *g one disease slew 18,000 in eighteen dayi in Bissorab. Twelve thousand in one summer slain by it in India and 25 00( e i* Egyrt. Disasters epidemic. S~m1 5 of the fLest monumen's in Greenwooc I and Laurel Hill au Monat Aubara ar! . to doctors who lost their lives battling r with southern epidemic. e But now I tur2 the leaf in my sub e jact, and I plant the white lilies and d I the palm tree amid the nightshades and n the myrtle. This aga no more charac t-rized by wonders of d saster than bi . wonders of blessing-blessing of lon d gevity; the average of human life rap . idly increasing. Forty years now wortt . 400 years once. Now 1 can travel frou Mianitoba to New York in less that three d sys. Is other times it would . have taken three months. In othei n words, three days now are worth threE - month of other days. The average oi . human life practically greater now that r when Noah lived, with his 950 years, '~ and Methusaleh lived his 96 years SBlescine~s of intelligence: Tae- Sal e mcn P. Chases and the Abraham L~n .coins and the Henry Wilsons of the Scoming time will not be re qvired tc ec read by pine knots or sea'ed on shoe mnaktr's bench, nor will the Ferguson! have to study astronomy while watoh ing the cattle. Keowltdze rolls its b ides a'ong every man's door, and hi! > ichildren may go down and bathe it them. If the philosophers of a hun dred years ago were called up to recite ein a class with our 'boys and girls, thoe old philcsophers would be sent down tc the foot ot the class because they failed to answer the qaestional Free libra eries in all the important towns and t cities of the land, Historical alcove! Sand poetical shelves and magazine ta Sbids for all who desire to walk through them or sit down at them. 2Blessings of quick information: Newerapers Llling a'l around us thick as lenves in a September equinoctial. SNews three days o11 rancid and stale. SWe see the whole world twica a day through the n opaper at the breskfast ta'ele and through the ne wspaper at the teatable, with an "ex:ra" nere and Sthere between. SBiesdiegs of gospel prolamnation: Dc r ycu r o know that nenrly all the mis r siot ary seec.eties hsve ben born within :1 a hundred *ears and nearly all the hi B ble societies and nearly all the g-eat -philethropic movements? Chrisraan i.y' is on the march, while infidelity is sd sindling into imbecility. While in fi f delity is thus dwindlig the wheel of e Caris;.anity is makiug about a thous e ' rnvolut~ions in a minute. All the , copies of Shakespeare and Tennyson and Diersili ad of any ten of the most e popular writers of the day less in num e br than the copies of the Bible going l- out frm our printing presies. A few 1 years ago in six weeks more than k 2.000,000 copies of the New Testa-nent purchased-not given away, but pur echased, because the world wijl have it. hemost popular book today is the a ble, and the mightiest institution ic ,t the churcb, and the greatest name among the nations and more honored ths~n ar~y is the name of Jesus. Wonders of self sacrifice: A clergy e six y ar3 he was a missionary at the -xtremz north, livirg 400 miles from a postoffice, and sometime:, the ther mometer 40 degress below s tro, he slept out of docors in winter, wrapped in rab bit saias woven together. i said: 'Is it possible? You do not mea 40 de grees b-elow zeuo?" He said, "I do. a .d I was happy." All for Christ! Whe re is there any other being that will rally such enthusiasm? Mothers sewing their dagers off to c ducate their oys for the gospel ministry. For nine years no lux-iry on the table until thne curse through gran ar schonl and cal ege and theological seminary b3 com pleted Poor widow puttir g her mite nto the Lord's treasury, tne faee Cf emperor or president is imnpressed upan the coin not so conspicuous as the biced I 'vh which she earned it. Milliions of gcoi me~n and womnen, but more women than men, to whem Christ is every thing. Cnrist first and Christ last and Christ forever. S|Why, this age is not so characteriz ;d 3by invention and scientinec explorat~on ias it is by gospel proclamation. You i a e no idea of it unless you can lring all the church bells in one chime Sand sound all the organs in one diapason iand gnher all the -congregations of ! Chistendom in one "Gloria in En:el :| ws" ighty camp nieetinget Mighty Sis hauquis! Might conventions of | iian workers! Mighty general as i m!'s of the Presbyterian church! Au v ig~ conferences of the Methodist o hunh! Mighty associations of the Batis; church! Mighty conventions of the Episcopal churen! There may be many vears of hard work yet before the consummation, but the signs are to me so -ncauraig '.. I woud n ot !j unbelieving if I saw the wleg of the aDocayp- C t I prd for its het tri uMp3l i i7 t d.y's sanset or it tomrorrzw mela th ocean cables dhri u with thl news that CAra: te LrU had Jited on Moun. 0:ivet tor aim universal donini n All dead ciirches. ws e up! Thr 1w baok the shutters of stiff ccolesiari c.ism and let the light oF th Ppr*ig morri:g C m ,i :rn.rg o->r 19 lsnC! Morning for the ses! :q raieg of jigtt and le,, aand p-te 1 brn g of a day in which th-re shs'l b. Z, chairs to break, no sorrows tO ssage, no despotiim to shacer, Fo woes to e->mpsiana'e. B ev:cd Christ, d sc-n! S-.red temple, ta-e 1hc c-n ! B-ui--ed ha -,ake the ,a er! Wo-a ed fo ), 3se- o'n t, dhr3.: "Tin is t.e Dinciom. Thes t:in; [ !say bee-u;-e i a you to be airt. I wan. you t> be i cing all theSe wonders unrolli -e irom the brvers and the earth. G ) has elissfi d the, whether calaamt tOus or pcasing. Tan divino purposes bra harmsL ed in trie:s ta eanrot break and in girns th. .-sanot slio and in bu~klcs that cannot losen and ar; driven by r ios thcy mu;t insw.r I preaae ny fstalism A swarthv en gineer at one of the dip-ti in Dko a sail. "When will von ge on the in comotive and take a rida with us?" .Well," i said. "now, if that su:Ls vou." So I got on oa soie o' the io 3x'otive, and a Methodis; minister, i who wa? als> icvited, got on the other side, a:'d between us were the enginte and the stoker. The train started. The mginee: had his han-i on the agitated pulie of the groat engin.. The stoker sihoveled in the coal and shut the dcor with a loud c'anz. A vast plan slipp ed ur der us, and the hills & vept by, and that areat mir:-ter on which we role trembled aid bondied and snort ed and ra:ed as it huried ns cn. I said to the Methodist mir:ister on the ether tile of the loo;mozive: 'My brother, why should ministers quarr,'i about the Jecrccs ar d free agene) ? You see that track, that firm :rack. that iron track; that is the deer.e. You see this engi neer's arm; that is free agency. How beautifuliy they work together! They are going to take us through. We could not do without the track, and we could not do without the engineer." S) I rej day by day, work for all to do, and we may turn the crank of the Christian machinery this way or that, for we are free agents. Bat there is the track laid so icng ago no one rem embers it-laid by the hand of the Almighty G d in sockets that no ter restrial or estanic pressure can ever af foot. And along the track the car of the world's redemption will roll and roll to the Grand Central depot of the mil leUuium. I havj no anxiety about the trace. I am only afraid that Lor our in dclence and unfaithfulness God will diseharge us and get some'other stoker and some other engineer. The train is going through with us. S), my brethern, watch all the events that are going by. If things seem to turn out right, give wings to your joy, If things seem to turn out wro::g, thrw out the anchor of faith and hoid fast There is a house in Lond on where Peter the Great of Rassia lined awhile when he was moving throug.h the land incognito and in workman's dress that he might learn saip carpentry, by which he cuid supply the nee ds of his people. A s'rnger was visiting at that hous3, "What's in that box?" The owner said: '-I don't know. Tbat box was there when I got the house, and it was there whe2 my father got it. We haven't had any curiosity to look at it. I guess there nothing in it." "Well." said the stranger, "P'l give you ?2 for it." 'Well, done," The A2 was paid, and the contents of that box were sold to the es -.r of Rnssia for $50,000. In it the lathing machine of Peter the Great, his private letters and decuments of value beyond all monetary consideration. And tere are the events thit seem very losigoificant and unimportant, t they :inoase trea sures of Divine Provideneo and eter nities of meaning which after awhile God will demonstrate bEfore the ages as being of stupendous value. These of you who are in mnidlifs may well thank God tnat you have seen so many wendrous things, br.t there are peop: ative todiy who may' live to see shimmering vei between the material and the spiti'nal world uplitted. flag netism, a w-orid wiii weien we cover up our ignorance, will yet be an exolored realm. Keectriey, aroe fiery courser of tae sky, that Besnjamia Fracnkiand las soed and Morse and Bediaad Ejison have brought under complete control, has greater wonders to reveal. Whether here or departei this life, we will see thing-. It does not make mruch differ enee where we etand, but the higher the standpoint theilarger tee prospect. We will see them from heaven if we do not sec thiem frcm earth. Years sgo I was atF.r2 Island, Long Idrnd, sn:: I went up in tuconooia from which they telegraph :o NLw Yeri. the approach of vasels hours before hey come into port. fnere is an open in n h wali, and the operaitor puts his telescops through that opening and looks o-it and sees vessels far out at ses. Wfliie I was talking with him he ;ent up andi looked our. Ele sasid, "We are cxpecting the Ar a ;na tonignt." I said: -Is it ro-asibie you know all those eela? Do you k~ow ictm as you know a man's fac.?" he said: -.Yes: I never make a mistahe. Biore 1 see the hulls I ofttn know them~ by the masts. .L 1, ow them al-j hr~v watch ed them sa long." Oa, what a grand thing it is to have ships toL'graphed and hernaied long bof ore 1.hey c ame to pot, that nie::ds may ccme down to the whatf at d welcosmo thou2 absent onct' So today we take cur stand in the watchtower, and throt.gh the glass of inspe-ation we look *ff at.d e e a whoe fleet of ships comirig in. That i the sIhip of peace, with one star of Bthihem fbsatiog abov: the top gal Innts. That ic the ship a: the church, mark of tait water hig t upon th:e smoke stck, showing &te has had roua~h weette', 'cu::he C.:ptain of Siv:ion cmneds her, atnd dHis 3 ll wih her. The t-hip oi heav;e, migties~ crsit ever nched, millior of pssengeri waiting for noIllo::s mere, prophets aed martyras in the cahin, corogerors at he f~oot of the ma: we ile from the igig hardi are waving - his way as if they knew uas, and wo wave back egai2, ro they are ours. They went cut from our own households. Oar.! Hail, hai;! Put off the black and put on the white. When Titans play quoits, they pitch mountains, but who owns~ the gigantic natural fonr s we are cons .a:tlyreading about? Whose hand is on the throtle valve of the volcanoes? Wahte foot, ndienly planted on the fo'otstool, makea the con ints~ quiver? God! I must be at poee with tnim. Through the L-rd Jeans Chriet, this Gof is miee aid tie is yon-s. I put the earthquake that shook Palestine at ie crucitixion against all the down rockings of the cntures. This God on our side, we may challenge all the centu'ies of time Now the ship comes around the great headland. Soon she will strike the wharf and we will go aboard her. Tears f :r ships going out. L mghter for ships eniig in. Now 9e tU uches the wharf T n out the p.ncs Block not up t a gangway with em ricing long lost ::;ewas, for 3ou will hav, eternity of re i;.: a. Stand back ana give way util other milions coma aboard her. Fare welt to tin! F,r-vell to struggle! F.re el; to sicknees! Farewell to death! "R sad a- ell they who enter in trugh tra saw& 'n~o the ci'y." Big Fat Salaries. A a ei e nt pri pr m'i by direction cf Secrt:s E ibu Ro.,: gives the firit full cd i e meere p rt of salaries paid the igher. ffivis in h Pmsiippines un der ih3 bf- .enmi sdon. The Sacre ur -.i the:; curize were fixed by ta P:is'de-. 4:-t u-ame:r on his rk c:ndakiosa , a:,o that it would have teen impossilsle to st cure the character of men d- s'red withrut adequate salar i-s b(i-g paid. Commisiioner Taft hds the lisi, with a s:!ary of $20,000 ano the oth-r c.ommi8sioners receive a. salir - of $'5 000 The other officers under :he C ,muMis xo1 ara p3id as fol. low': Scecrctary to the cmmission. $3, 500; 'wo, assisstw, one Spanish and one E ig ash, at $3 500 and $2.750 each; seers-ury to the civii gtv-rnor, $7.500; r uditor, $6 000: ecltecto;r of customs, $6000; depuly, $1,000 attorniey g;?neral, $5 500; tw> asat-wntt t $4 500 a-id $3,500; Nhi:f j i1c f th; SUp'em:? U, urt, $7 500; asiow.ee j asices, $7,00) clerk to the Sapr m- Uourf, $3 000; Judges of court of Fi s- bEts c4 in Manilia, $5,500; th :s, auside, $5 000; mtm . rs of muni..i;nal ocad, $t,50; superintendent of pu1c wri ks, $6,000, and about twenty ol h-r effiaials, whose salaries range from $2,750 to $4,000. Tbo commidsioner of public health re c ives $6 000 Baptist state Coventin The Baptist Sta:e CoLvention con vened at Florence. Tuesdav evening December 3 Rsv. C C. Brt'rn, D. D., of Sumter preached a beau.f al termon from John 14, 1-3 R -v D W. Key of Greenvilie was elected. President, ar.d Revs. C. S. Ivin, hnd V. L Ma3 ters, clerks. The different bcarda were ably rep resented. The new Hame Missionu, Secretary Dr. McOoawell, gave a most instructive and stimulating address. It is doubtful if the late lamented Dr. Kerfoot could have had a more worthy successor. Foreign Missions w-re or an urmui ly interesting natare. D:- W it. g ham told how large L ibsrt - f Caiin2.ie were seeking admiato I 1,to Bapdat missions, upon a profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus. Dr. Bailey our able Secretary of State missions, was full of hope and inspiration. All missionaries were paid up to December ist, and others to December 31ts, edu cational work was we'l discussed by D-. Montague and others. All (f the boards are in a flouribhing condition. The convention is a well representa tive body of men. The addresses and discussions of a hig 1 ord r. Alto gether it was one of the best conven tions3 of Baptists ever held in t his Saa be. Perfect harmony prevailed. Next year the Baptist hosts meet in Greenville. Battles of the Civil War. Gen. F. V. Greene says in Peribner's Magazine: The campsagns and battles of the civil war were on a reale of :ur passing magnituAe There were mare than a score of rirele batkle, some times extending over several days, in ese'b of whieh the losses in killed and wounded on the federal side were great er than the aggregate of all our losses in all our other wara csmbined. How paltry seem the 5,000 killed and woun ded in the war of 1812. or the war in Mexio', or the-war with Spain, e 'mpar ed with the 14,000 at Sbilo. 15,000) at the Chickahominy, 13.000 at Antietam, the same at Fredersetrburg, 16,000 at Chancellorsville. 23 (t00 at Gettysburg, 16,000 at Chietam'unc, 37,000 in the Wilderness and 26.000 at Spottsylva nia. The grand aggregate of destruct ion fair'y staggers the imagination ac customed as we have been for more than a generation to the figures; 93,000 killed by bullet., 186.000 killed by dis ease, 25 000 dead from ether causes-a grand total of 304.000, about one in nine of every man who wore the uni form. Hard to Beat. Gov. Jeiks, of Alabama, Wednesday, granted a parole to Mrs. Nantnie Cheek who was recenuly convicted in Hemnry county of killing Danzey, her divorced husband. She married Danzey when she was 13 years old. A divorce fol lowed after two children were born and Mr,. Dansey married R. M. Cheek, of Georgia S8re returned to Alabama and attempted to secure possession of her children who had been pieced in cstody of Dasey by the courts. D)an ey remaerried. In a three cornered fght between Dit zov, Mrs. Cheek and her brother, Danzsy was killed and the brother in law wounded, afterward dy-: ing. Mrs. Cheek, who is less than 20 years old, was sentenced to two years imprisonment upon conviction of man saughter and had been imprisoned ssv erai weeks when the parole was secured through the earnest effirts of Check,I t e husband, and Baer, the father. Executive elemency was recommended by the trial jury, the trial judge and he State's attorney. A Fatal Duel. C. L Povell and J. S. Overstreet, wo promitnent naval stores man afac urers, shot and killed each othrer in a fc.e to-face duel about 10 30 o'clock Wednesday. Oeorstreet went to Powell's still, nine miles west of Z ilfo, la ,to see about soms hands. The two men had some words and both drew heir guns and commenced firing, from wat facts are at present obtainatbie, oth men emptied their guns, without ong any d5mago. Poweli then went nto the house and cime out with a ifile. Both fircd together ari both el. Overstreet was shot in the fore ead and Powell just below the heart. vratreet was killed instatly and ovcil only lingered for an heur, owell was one of the largest operators nd owners of turpentine lands in lrida. Information Wanted. The cnmptroller general Thursday eeived a letter tne contents of which re given in the hope that some one onverant with the fiets may see it ad write the lady. The writer of the etter is Mrs. Fanny Li Hutchinson, of I Bteville, Independence county, Ar anms. and says: "I want to know of I f the dlepositio~n of the estate of I Jck' or John Priinhard, tho estate I eft by him when lie came west. To he best of my recollection it was andC s situated in Pickens district. If you an give me any information [ will be ery thankful. I am the only living hild and when John Pritchard died IC COLOSSAL WEALTH Is The Creat Darg-r to The Uniied States. MEN WHO OWN THETRUSTS By Consolidations and Comb'nes are Doirg Away With Corn pettior, Excep BewSeen WJ'ge Earners. The London Mail tells us some plain truths that it would be well for u3 to ponder. It rays: The slave drivcr; of today in America are the millicnaires and the men who operate the trusts. They are the fat tening ogres whom the per p'e will have to destroy or be destroyeo. by. They are the Simon Legrees of the hour They operate within the law, for they make the law. The American people have somo pet phrases with which thr-y I ke to de scribe Eorknd. They say it is f u dal, king-ridden, a help'ess tool of the aristocraoy, and that sort of thing. They do not see the beam in their own eye. The United States is millionaire ridden. The millionaires start and operste univerities, discharging professcrs ,who teach economic doctrines of which they disapprove. The millionaires operate the legislatures, and in some cases the courts. They run congress, and they are qiartered in the White House at Washington, where the Presi dent, whom they elected, does thEir bidding. Every year a greater p 2rcentage of the wealth of America goes into ihe pckets of the millionaires. L is a ,act that the second million is mo-re easily made than the firmo. third than the second, and so o:n. By the force .of atraetion, a dollar naturally gravi tates toward the largest pile. The Rookefellers, who control the Standard Oil Company, are absorbiog the wealth of Ameries at an enormous rate. With the wealth come political power and social power. Social pres tige is obtained with a startling rapidi ty. Thirty years ago the Vanderbilts had no social posiiion in New York, and their obancas of ever getting any were looked upon as poor. 'In a few r.hort years they have bought a social prestigs-eent round the corner for it as one sends to the grocer's. This is stated not from any opposi tion to the Vanderbilts, but to make the point that what they can buy say one else can buy. If money can be exchanged for anything on earth, it is natural that it should be more in de mand than anythirg on earth. If ir will purchase a dirragard by the people of how it was obtained, what matters i; how it was obtained? By consolidations the American trasts are gradually doing away with every competition, except that between men who want jobs. The result of tbis, of course, must be a raisiog in price of the commodities and a lower ing of the wages. What has prevented both these things being done in excess has been the force of public opinion. Sugar, coal, meat and other necessities which have been eornered liy the trusti have risen in price through artifi.3ial reasons to an extent that has put extra millions into the pookets of those whio control thcm and who have vo much prep rty already that they suffer from a sort of financial indigeation. The aristocrats of the Unieed States are the corporations. They conduct their forays upon the people as did the robber barons of old. A corporation of large capital is in New York as sacred as the person of the sovereign in L mn don. it can rob, burn, or murder al most with impuoity, and if it wants help all it has to do is to call out the state troops to help it. The last sentence may appear to be an exaggeration, but competing refin eries have been burned down in the in terest of the Standard Oil company, and even such philanthropists as the part ners of Andrew Carnegie sent a hand of civilian "dead shots" to Homestead to shoot down strikers. I was there at the time and saw the corpses. If the industrial millionaires can Lnae and defy the laws, buy ar~d b-ibe juries and judges and congessmen, what is to restrain th.em, unless there j3 sorn uprisiog and some enormoua chaegt? I'ne nearest available remedy for some of the abuses will be the government ownership of what the Americans cahi "public utilities." Those include the mediums of trans portation, the railways and the tram lines, systems of lighting and the tele gaphs and telphones now in the hand~s of private companies. The Standard Oil Company built, up it s monopoly by controlling the rai road lines. These quoted prohfbotive freight rates to owners of oil wells and competing refmines and ther were driven out of business, and the Sandard Oil Company got their walls and phints at their own figures. The Seel truet is nowy able to pursue the ume taeties with rivala throuzh it. nerest in the railroads and in eseam eips. 'Hie opposition to the lotsl overnment ownership of 'publie ut.li ies" is very great, almost insuprse t the presant time. Those who,. favor i are calle d "anarchists." A man who thinks that the enmmuni y should get the profit from its "utili its" is dencunced as one who waves he red flag of riot. Thie same epithet f anarchist is applied to those whoe be ive in the income tax and ath du ties. The United States will not al ow an income tax because it is "rev lutionary," and the highesl court of he land denounced it and declared it zaconstitutional, when it wrns passed. ut although you cannot have so riot >s a measure as an income tax, you ay burn a negro alive if you like. In his you see signs of the money power. he courts rejact an income tax at the ehest of the ricai. Nobody owns the egro who is burned alive, so it dosen's atter. In the old days of slavery, hen a negro was worth $1,000 to his aster, they did not burn him alive. The agitation for the transfer of 'public utilities" to the people is not ased on a desire to get the dividends o much as it is to deprive the million iires of the power which the posses ion of those "utilities" give to them. The men who own the railroads in a Itate own the legislature and the jndges ud the executive foroes. They ao this rugh the magic pasteboard that eans free transportation, through the ower that the ability to make lower reight :ates to shippers and manufac - res gives to them, by the voting force f their own employes, and by a hun red other method,, including a bank count on wich they can draw checks. A man who cannot be bought with old often sucumbs to railroad passes, to the honor of getting a private car Tit for Tat. The resolution of M1r. Moody, of yiassachusetts, fora congres sional investigation of the right of Louisiana members of con gress to hold their seats, Friday drew a rejoinder Representative Fleming of Georgia, who pre sented a resolution for the in vestigation of the right of Mas sachusetts members of congress to hold their seats. Mr. Moody's resolution asserts that a certain class of voters were disfran chised in Louisiana, thus invali dating the election of Louisiana representatives. Mr. Fleming's resolution, in part, recities: "Whereas the constitution of the state of Massachusetts, in contravention of the provision of the Federal constitution, im poses additional culifications for suffrage by declaring that no person shall have the right to vote who shall not be able to read the constitution in the English language and write his name. "Resolved, That when the said select committee shall be appointed it shall be charged with the further duty of in quiring and reporting, by bills or otherwise, whether the rep resentatives from the state of Massachusetts are entitled to membership in this house and whether the number of repre sentati ves from said state should not be reduced." Mr. Fleming is right. His resolution will expose the hypo crisy of such men as Moody and will effectually put a stop to the intended raid on the South. There are other Northern States besides Massachusetts that should be investigated. Entitled to Compensation. Patience-Is that so that your en gagement Is broken? Patrice-Yes, it is. "And the ring; that's gone too?" "Yes; the mean thing asked me to return it." "Why, you wouldn't want to keep the ring if the engageinent was broken, would you?" "Certainly, I would. Why. he wore out four of my waists and nearly fractured my ribs In three weeks. Isn't that worth some compensa tion?"--Yonkers Statesman. Loyalty. "Your wife," observed one of his friends, "says you are decidedly in favor of amending the laws so as to give women equal rights with men in voting, holding oftice and dispos ing of property." "If my wife says so," said Mr Meeker, "it's so. I have always been of the understanding that my mar riage vow bound me o love honoi and 0. K. her in everything."-Chi cago Tribune. He Knew the Act. Vaudeville Manager-No, we can not book you to act. You see, we do not allow any profanity in our house. Badd (of Wreoughten and Badd) Why, sir, there. is not a profane ex pression-not even any slang-in our turn. Manager-I know. But we do not allow the audience to swear, either. -Baltimore American. A Case in Point. "Money" remarked the man who it given to trite remarks, "is the root o: all evil." "That's nonsense," answered thE commercial friend. "I have read the histories treating of the subject witi great care, and I am convinced thai . the snake who made the trouble in the garden of Eden didn't have a dollas to his name."-Washington Star. It's Wicked to Lie. "I'm surprised, dear, that yom2 friend, Miss Singleton, should encour age wickedness." "Why, Charles, she wouldn't. How can you say such a thing?" "Because she did. She asked me how old I thought she was, and she knen I was too much of a gentleman to tel' the truth."-Philadelphia Bulletin. Prophecy Fulfilled. I f"The late editor's wife is somethir4 ofa humorist." f"Indeed?" S"Yes. Took a line from his original salutatory and placed it on his tomb stone." "What was it ?" "We are here to stay!"-Atlanta Constitution. Slow to Realize. "My dear," said Mr. Bickers to his wife, "I saw in the paper to-day a de cision of a Virginia court that the wife may', in some cases, be the head of the family." "John Henry," replied Mrs. Bickers, "the courts are sometimes very slow about finding out things!"-Puck. Money Tight. Drug Clerk-I've been docked a week's salary for making a mistake and killing a man. Lend me five dol lars, won't you? Friendly Policeman-Couldn't pos sibly. I've just been suspended a week for killing another one.-N. Y. weekly. ~Shot by a Socialist.J Frtnoni fvesgh, an editorial writer on an afternoon newspaper in New York, who was shot early Wednesday morning by Alexander Ho:r, a book binder and printer, is in Bellevue hos pital in a critiC il condition. The woutded man made a statement to the orcuer anid Herr was taken to the hos pital to b3 Mdentified by Iveagh. Ac cording to the police. Iveagh Eaid to Horr: "You are the man whao shot me. You are an snarchist and a publisher of anarchistic iterature." Ivesgh rert dia room for himzelf, his wife and thir four year- old son from Herr about~ a month ego. The rent had been psa up until Wednesday, ard Tanu~sdar [veagh told Hebrr thast be inte'reed to move. ('oifiednTg storiest ar-e told as to the causas of the shooting but it sems to have follonad an a:.tempt by [vah to entrr his roomn af& r he hi~d xecn locked out by Horr. May End Fatally. As the result of a peculiar bet Back' 'ampbell is dargernusly ill at his home n Ashley, Pa., and the doctora eay he ay die. Camp aa bet Saeve Lieber an $10 ?hat he could s't on a radij~tor oger ther, the la:tcr could. The con et lasted f~trty Ev' mni-utes, and th en ampibeli fell to the fint un sncius ad eevlrely burred. Sir berman tot off a second after Crpbel. Th'e lat ter was taken home in a enh, caufht o badiy burned that if he recoverm he ill be lame for life. Lieberman was THE SAILOR'S SLANG Names That Sailor-M1en Use To TheiL Mates While Abroad. Our sailors having acquired a re markable slang of their own, as will be seen by the followiniig, which are in dali) use on board: t The boatswain is "Tommy" or "Tom- I my Pipes." The carpenter Is "Chippy." An able seaman a "jarbee." A stoker is a "cinder knotter." The Master-at-Arms Chief of Police) Is the "jaunty." His assistants (ships' corporals) are i called "crushers." A carpenter's crew is a "wood spoil er." A cooper Is called "Jimmy Bungs." The ship's steward assistantj "*dusty." The captain of the hold, "tanky." The boatswain's mate, "buffer." A bandman is a "wind jammer." The sick bayman is a "poultice miX er." The painter, "Putty." The sailmaker, "Sails." Signalman, "Bunting Tosser," and the drummer, "Sticks." Biscuits are "hard tack." and pre- I served meat, "Fanny Adams;" it is al so referred to as "soup and bufly." Fresh meat boiled with vegetables in the copper Is "copper rattle," while plum pudding Is "plum duff" or "figgy dowdy." To be asked by a messmate to pass the "lighthouse" is simply a request for the pepperbox; a similar request for a "gibby" means a spoon. To hear a man being "smashed" means that he has lost his petty oficer rating, while to hear that he got a "lift" expresses the opposite-tflat he has received promotion. A man breaking his leave Is said to be "stething it," and if after punish ment he is heard to upbraid himself for his folly, he is said to be "flogging the cat." "Long may your big jib draw" conveys to a messmate all the possible good you can wish him; while "I'll stretch you along like a Yankee main tack" has a fa'r diflerent meaning. "Cocking a chest like a half-pay ad nm:ral" is often used to describe the bulk of a person who is considered to be putting on side. To be told that you look like "a billy goot In stays" is not a compliment To "spin a cuff" is to tell a steby. and to be told to "cut" the latter signifies you are to stop and generally to go on with the job in hand. The order to "heave round" "look suippery," or "shake a leg," means you are to make haste. To "top your boom" or "shove off" is to leave the company you may be con versing with. While the modern expression, "Well, you take the cake," is now often used, its equivalent. "Well, you paul my cap stau" still may be heard. To be told to "buck up and take a chilly" Is an Intimation for you to ;halke yourself together, especially so if the person in question has had a "cooking day"-a drop too much. The sun is said to be "over and foreyard" when referring to anyone not sober, and to hear of so-and-so having "rolled up" means that he is dead. "Rlaggle" doesn't sound very select, but such is the expression used on the lower deck. Once a man takes a lik in- to one man more than the remaind er of the ship's company, they. at once become known as "raggies." Naval proverbs are interesting, but not very expressive. For instance, "First on the topsail and last in the beef shid" is that expression made con cerning a smart seaman. "Pick him up and pipe clay hIm andi he'll do again," is often used to expressl that a marine has slipped down a lad-. der leading to the lower deck. Jack Not Always Victim. A shipping master named Millet put ft sailor aboard the British freight steamship Beltor, just before she left her Brooklyn pier for Fernandina. Millet had received an advance note frmhe ent of the si'sorges18, frotemount of the siorges1fo one month. The note was payable after the ship sailed, provided, of course, that the sailor should be aboard. Feeling sure of his man, Mil - let paid him $12, his share of the ad - vance money. The other $6 represent - ug Jack's expenses for board an .1 other things, the shipping master retained. Jaci's baggage was put aboard and he appeared to be ready for the voy age. A moment after he got the money, however, he climbed over the ship's sIde and went running up the pier. Millet saw him and started after him. After leaving the pier Jack ran into a saloon. Millet came In panting and saw Jack standing placidly up against the bar drinking a schooner of beer. A throng of longshoremenl were doing likewise at Jack's expense. Mil let said: "Come, man, hurry with your drink: the ship is going to pull out in a moment.''I Jack stared hard at Mlllet, and said: "What ship are you talking about?" Millet asked Jack to quit fooling and come along. Jack looked Indignant, declared that he was an honest British 1 sailor, and had no recollection of hay lg seen the shipping master before. Then he grew warm and said he sus pected that Millet intended to "shang hai" him, but with the help of the honest laboring men present he hoped to prevent any such high-hanled pro ceeding. The longshoremen growled approvingly of Jack's sentiment. Mil let began to get nervous. Jack Invited the bartender to fill 'em up again for, all hands. Millet saw there was not much hope of getting .Tack to return to the ship. so appealed to him to at least gzive back the $12. Jack said that inasmrah as he had never seen the shipping master before, he did not see ho~ it was possible for him to have any of the shippIng master's money. The lonieshoremnen growled again in 1 chorus and moved toward the shipping master. who got out in a hurry. The honest sailor was still setting 'em up several hours later, and the longshore men were swearing that they would see that nobody interferred with his rights. "i say, father," said little Timmie O'Brien, "whoy didn't Saint Patrick sign the Declaration of Independence? Didn't they ask him?" "Yis, Timmie, they asked him all right," said Mr. O'Brien, "but, ye see, he t'ought th' man that brought it to him was wan o' these autygraft- hunt ers, an' he chocked him out o' the, houe."-Harper's Bazar. THE following statistics as to illiteracy among immigrants to this country have been compiled: "Passing on to the race items, it appears that Scandinavian!& immigrants are the best edu cated, less than one in 100 of I them being illiterate. English i and Scotch immigrants come, next, with a little over one in 100' of them unable to read and write. Of Irish immigrants 3.2~ per cent. only were illiterate; of French, :3.9 per cent.; of Ger ran. 4.1 per cent.; of Dutch and j Femishi, 7.8 per cent. The Ital ian immigrants show the high st proportion of illiterates, but , there is a marked difference be-!+ :ween those from Northern and :hose from Southern Italy. for vhile 1.5 in every 100 is the 'lli erate ratio among the former,; t is 59 in every 100 among the atter.'I In giving ycur ochidren prCes ] ive them something useful and sub- t AT THE SHOW. Vhat Was Heard During a Most Ak sorbing Scene. Macauley's Theatre was so crowded Lie last n'ght of the Julia Arthur en agenjent that there was no room for he Fool Killer who came late. Down a the parquet was a couple in need of is services. They had been engaged robably twenty hours, and within five ninutos everybody In their vicinity. :new it. Two young men who think diss Arthur the greatest as well as he most beautiful English-speaking Lctress were in front of the loving pair. Trouble started with the second act, rhen Miss Arthur swept on the stage fowned in her Cleopatra costume, a rision of perfect loveliness. The aU lience gasped its admiration and the >nly male creature that had been en ;aged since Eden whispered to the cot on-locked damsel beside him: "That's ust as you looked last night, Evange ine." Then followed the scene when Jose )hine, with all the seductive power of ier voice, her beauty, her love and her omanliness, coaxes the sulky Napo ;on. from his room. The house was carcely breathing. The two young ,orshippers were living on Miss A;. lur's pleading. The voice of the gir, who had bitten off more love than she tculd digest secretly, rasped them to ath again. "Henry," she grated, "that's just as [ begged you after we quarreled to. .ight." Again came comparative peace until Napoleou began to urge 'the divorce. osephine sinks on a sofa overcome. Eer husband offers her water. She ibrinks from him. "That water Is oisoned, Junot. Drink!" thunders the mperor, and Junot drains the glass. "Would you do that, Evangeline," runted Henry, turning calf's eyes on er. "I'd do it If I loved him. Id drink o1son for you, Henry," she whimper d, sentimentally. That was past all patlen-e. One of he men whirled in his seat. "For heaven's sake, young woman. rink It, and drink It quick," he said. The voice from the stage was heard lone after that.-Loulsville Courier Fournal. He Guessed Wrong. Brown-You seem to be a hustler. [ saw that life insurance agent go into our house this morning, and In less than half an hour after him came the doctor. Smith-Well, what do you gather from that? Brown-Merely that you were in a great hurry to undergo the pbysicsa examination and have It over with. Smith-You're wrong. The doctor came to examine the insurance man's wounds.-Philadelphia Press. Outlandish. The tramp entered the private of. ee of a South Water street cheese merchant. "Boss," began the knight of the tis can tribe, "l'se a Boer, an' I wants, yer to help me to land In South Af rica." "I'11 help you to land on the outi ide!" blurted the busy cheese men chant. "Den, boss, I'll be en ontlander." And the tourist vanished before the bombardment of ripe cheeue.-ChI. eago News. Rapid Development. "You are in business In Montanat* saked the passenger In the skull can, "Yes," said the passenger In the smoking jacket. "Is business good out there?' "Yes. In the last two years our plant has increased In size more thaa L,Q00 per cent." "Great Scott! What was the alse >f your plant originally?" "It consisted of a pair of 3elgiam rabbits.-Chicago Tribune. The Fareweil. "Good-bye," said the pale, determin ed man, as his wife flngt her arms wildly about his neck, and gave wiay oa flood of weeping. "Do not go lnte unecessary dan.. ~er," she cried. "I know you will be rave and return with honors." Andhe was gone. He was not of othe war. No; he'was abasebaU impire, and he was leaving home for :he opening game. -Pha nhla Korth American. Foliowing instructIons. "Young Sammie Spender Is carry ng out his Governor's wishes faith ully, Isn't he?" "How's that?" "Why the old gentleman left instruo' :ons In his will that after his death d9 dust .was to be scattered to the Mother, Sisters and Wife. "Man spends twenty years of his Ife n sleep," "You ar-e mistaken; he spends ag east nyve of the twenty years in bat, ing with his women relatives who rant to make him get up."--Chicag. secord. Connubial Caicrics, YokIsee they have a new cure or rhecumnatism. They roast the par lent. Twson-My wife must think I have L-Bltimore American. Explanation of Her Penchant "I notice that she has her portrait sainted but never has her photograph aken." "Yes. You see the camera Is so sa~ct." THE Republican plan is said o be to admit New Mexico and )klahoma as states, not be ause either has population nough to entitle it to <>ne re >resentative, but because the dmission of both would doubt ess add four more to their ma n city in the senate. The popula ioni ~of New Mexico is 153,593; f Oklahoma 61,8:34, and the atio of representation in con ;ress is 173,901. GENERAL Wood, who knows h-at he is talking about, insists hat some measure of reciproci y on sugar and tobacco is ecessary to restore prosperity d stability to Cuba. It is said rth a protectionist sneer that abanl patriotism begins and ni witi. sugar and tobacco; ut this is an ill-natured remark aat is capable cf much more Ktanie napliin.