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The f " v. g account of the mar riage of nr. Ccar Wilkinson and Mies Lowers S'.ev?nson, both well known in our city, the bride having for several years tilled a .position in our public schools, id taken from a late number of the Forney Tribune. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkinson expect to leave on April 1st for Grrmaoy to ba absent six months, while the doctor take) a special course In medirine in the famous German schools. Their marriage was celebrat ed at Forney on December 22nd, 1897. Those who were fortunata enough to be included in the number began to crowd the First Presbyterian church long- before the appointment. Tie ushers, two of Forney's moat popular young men, Mr. Serce Elliott and Mr. Louis Mantiua, were taxed to their ut termost to find seats for the invited friends and bogan to fjar lest tbey should have to turn many away. At the altar Dr. Wilkinson, with bis bast man. Dr. T. S. Slato-of Corsicanai was waiting for his long wooed bride. After the-choir had finished singing the last requisite notes of the bridal chorus, Dr. W. L. Lawence of Dallas, Tjxi. in a mo t impresiva ceremony pronounced the two one and invoked God's blessing on them. During the ceremony Mrs. Voiers played so softly and sweetly that she made us think with Shakespeare that, "Music hath charms." The bridal party passed out of the church in inverse order of their en- trance and they together with a few ir i MISS LEWERS STEVENSON. invited friends, repaired to the home of the brides mother where a " recep tion was held until three o'clock. Delicate but delicious refreshments were served?- The homof.; the .-bride bad, urder the hands of k'nd friends, b-jen turned into a bower of flowers. The ruceotion rooms were beautifully decorated with roses and the dining room with chrysanthemum?. At four o'clock Dr. and Mrs. Wil kinson started for El Paso, tber future home. "May the Lord mercifully. with b s favor look upon you and fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace that ye may so live together in this life that in the world to come that ye may have . life everlasting," was the earnest prayer of all present. The wedding of Miss Stevenson OLDEST. CITY IN AMERICA. Remarkable .... Discoveries ; ' 'Made at Copan. Recently The Central American explorer, Geo. Hyron Gordon, contributes an article entitlt-d "The Mysterious City of Honduras" to the Jacua-y Century. This gives an account of the recent remarkable discoveries made at Co pan. Mr. Gordon says: Hidden away amo-ig the mcctsins of Honduras, in a beautiful valley which, even in that little traveled country, where remoteness is a char acteristic a'trlbute of place-, is un usually secluded. Copan is one of tbe greatest mysteries of the ages. Afer the publication (in 1840) of Stephen's kcLouai of bis visit to the ruins, which made them known for the first time to tbe world, the interest awakened by his graphic de:cription and the draw ings that accompanied it from the skiMful pet cil of Catherwood, re lapsed; and until within tbelastdecode writers on the subject of Americau archaeology were dependent entirely for information concerning Copan up on the wtitings of Stephens, which were regarded by many with skepti cism and mistrust. Not only do the recent explorations confirm the ac count givea by Stephens as regards tbe tnasni.ude and importance of the ruins, but the collection of relies now in the Peabody museum is sufficient to convince the most skeptical that here are the remains of a city, unknown to history, as remarkable and as worthy of our careful con sideration as any of the an cien. centers of civilization in the Old World. Whatever the origin of its people, this old city is distinctively American tte growth of American soil and environment. The gloomy forest, the nb-de of monkeys and ja-fuar-1, which clothed the valley at the time of Stephen's visit, was in great part destroyr-d about thirty yeors ago by a coioa y from Guatemala, wno came to plant in the fertile soil of the valley the tobacco, for wh'ch, much more than for the ruins, that va ley is fam ous throughout Central America to day. They left the trees that grew upon the higher structures, forming a picture que gr jve, a remnant of which eill remains a f w cedar and celbss of gigantic proportions, clustered ab'Hit the ruins of the temples, shrewdie- e- t.hm in a somber shade, and send ing their huge roots i"to the cervices and unexplored 'Chambers and vau ts aud gallei ies of the vat-t edifices. The area comp-isei within the limits cf the old city consists of a level plain seven or eight miles long and two miles wide at the greatest. Thi plain is. covered with te re-rains of stone bouse?, doubtless the habitations of the wealthy. The stree s, squares, and courtyards were pav d with stone or with white cement made from lime and powdered rock, and the dra'nage was accomplished by means of covered canals tn i underground swers built of stone and cement. On the slope of the mountains, too are found numerous ru'ns; and even on th highest peaks fallen columns and ruined structures tny be seen, STEVENSON. was, by far the most brilliant one ever solemnized in Fornay. i Mi 68 Stevenson was gowned in white, taffe' a silk covered win, white muslin de so e triromd in embroider ed chiffon ruffles and applique banc's. The waist was Rust-ian blouse and the skirt finished at bottom with an ac cordian plaited ruche of chiffon which extended around the train. Her hair was combed in the litest, fashion, which, only enhanced the beauty of the bride She carried a bouquet of lillies of the valley and maiden hair ferns. Her veil looked as though it might have been draped by a fairy god mother so graceful were its folds. White gloves and slippers completed the co8tum. Of the bride let us who have known her almost since childhood say one parting word. She is an intelligent and accomplished woman, a fiue speci men of beautiful nature enhanced by beautiful art. Eminently practical in her tastes and turns of mind full of native bred cease and virtue. The bride's maids were gowned in white organdy with muslin de soie trimmings. It is needless to say that they looked well, for white is ever an enhancer of beauty. The bride's maids carried bouquets of white plume chrysanthemums. The mother of the bride wore a handsome gown of black trimmed in lace. Dr. Wilkinson and his attendants wore black cut away fro ;k c iais and steel-grey trousers, light tan gloves I m DR. OSCAR and white ties. The groom is a model of a gentle man, in whose character and behavior all is order and propriety; with whom good manners are the proper outside and visibility of a fair mind the nat- On the right bank of the Copan river, in the midst of the city, 6tancis the principal group of structures the temples, places and buildings of a pub lic character. The.-e form part of what has -been called, for want of i a better name, the main structure a ! vast, irregular pile rising from the i plain in steps aid terraces of masonry, aad terminating in several great, pyra mid elevations, each topped by the temains of a temple which, before our excavations were begun, looked like a huge pile of fragments bound together by there its of trees, while tbe slopes of the pyramids and the terraces and pavements below, are strewn with the ruins of these superb edifices. This huge structure, unlike tbe great pyramids of Egypt and other an cient works of a similar character, is not the embodiment of a definite ides. j built in accordance with a preconceived plan and for a speclDc purpose, out l rather the complex result of along pro cess of development, corresponding to the growth of culture, and keeping pace with the expanding tastes of the ueople or the demands of their national life. Its sides face the four cardinal points; its grfatest length from north to south Is about eight hundred feet and from east to west it .measured originally nearly as much, but a part of the eastern side has been carried away by the swift current of the river which flows directly against it. The interior of the structure i thus ex posed in tbe form of a cliff, 120 feet high, presenting a complicated system of buried walls and floors down to the water's edge doubtless the rtmains of o der buildings, occupied for a time, and abandoned to serve as foundations for more elaborate structures. Excava tioDS have also'brougb t to light, beneath the foundations of build ns now occu pying the surface, not only the fil ed on ambers and brotcen walls of older structures, but sculptured monuments as well. T-e theory oi development, j thoueh it caonst be Bet aside, seems ! iraeouete to exDlaio this curious cir- c im stance; and yet there is justenoieh ' difference between thes art relic and i tho-e of later date to indicate actange in style and treatment Whe her or I not this change continues in regular sequence lower down has do yet been determined. If, as I am inclined to be lieve, we shall find, away do n in the lower levels, the rude beginnings from which the culture of the lat -r period developed, we 6hall hive pretty con clusive evideme not oniy that Cupan is the oldest of the Maya cities, but that the Copan valley itself, wit h the imme diate vicinity, was the cradle of tbe Maya civilization. The religious communicants of the United States comprise 25,919,027, of whom about one-third a-e Roman Catholics, 5,735,898 Methodists, 4,175, 300 Baptists. l,50o,46tf Lutherans. 1,- 1490,162 Presbyterians, 1,051,079 Dis joins of Christ, 658,640 Episcopalians, ; and 630,000 Confrreg-ttionalists. The remainder are divided among many sects. The Unitarians number but 70,000 and the Universalists 51.000, there being no pronounced popular de mand for the no-hell doctrine. Mex ican Herald, ural foliage and drapery of inward re finement and delicacy and rectitude. Well bred, he has that in him which, even had his breeding been ill, would have rai ed him above it and made him a g'entlemafo. ... ' Amor -g ' t'he-I guests were noticed Mr. ad Mr. Walter B. Gibson, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Mrs Gibson wore a handsome dress of nov elty cloth trimmed in the late green and ornamented with pearl buttons; Mr! "and Mrs. D. G. McKellar and daughter, Miss Lenora, of- Forney; Miss McKellar, of Galveston; Mrs. James C. Fields, of Terrell, and Dr. John Wilkinson, brother of the groom, of Raleigh, Miss. A few minutes before theclook struck twelve the ringing of the church bells announced that the pair were about o become one. As tbe last peal of the marriage bell sounded the chorus com posed of some of Forney's best voices, caught up the dying note and began to sing that ever soul inspiring bridal chorus f'om tbeopera"Rose Malderi," wh'le Mrs. Voiers, a very accomplish ed musician, presided at the organ. Those present were so interested in the beautiful chorus that before they were aware of it Miss Mry Reagin, of For ney, had entered the church, and was passing slowly up the right aisle. Af ter ner came Miss Mamie Sexton, of El Paso Next was Miss Katherine Stev enson , sister 5f the bride.who was maid of honor. In the words of one of our most gift ed poets, "She is pretty to look upon," was certainly true of the bride for whom nature has done eo much, a she parsed down the aisle leaning on the arm of her mother. This last is a little at variance with custom, but those who know tbe bride will think it very ap propriate for the beautiful words of Father Ryan were so often quoted in ar. ion s by her when for many years she was so far away from her mother's care. Sometimes when our hands grow weary, WILKINSON. Our tasks seem very long, Where our burdens look too heavy, And we deem the right all wrong; There we gain" a new fresh courage. And we rise to proudly say: Let us do our duty bravely This is our dear mother's way." LYNCH LAW. What a Prominent Baltimore Lawyer Says About it. In practice the system is unquestion ably liable to grave abu?e. Judge Lynch may make mistake!, and his mistakes can be corrected by no writ of error, but if the number of failures of justice in his court could be com pared with those in our more regular tribunals, l am not sure tnat ne need, fear tbe result. I believe that very few innocent men are lynched, and, of those who have not committed the particular offensa for which they suf fer, a still smaller proDortion are desirable members of society, and, in certain parts of the country at least, it is quite safe to say that fear of lynch ing is by fr the most effective deter rent from certain forms of crime. It i, of course, a great evil that the law should occasionally be enforced by lawless means, but it is, in my opinion, a greater evil that it should be habit ually duped and evaded by means formally lawful. A few defaulting state treasurers or "boodle aldermen," even o- e or two United States eenators, who know more about the operation of "trusts' than they can find it conven ient to tell, hanging untried to lamp posts would not be a wholly edifying spectacle, but it would have a more wholesome effect on pub'ic officials than a long series of quashed indict ments, disagreeing juries, forfeited "straw" recognizances, and varying phases of legal impunity for prosperous scoundrelism. In truth, lynching is an attempt to supply within the province of the gov ernment the government's default, and its pract'ee constitutes a grave and disquieting symptom of tbe evil it seeks to remedy. If a government does not so aa minister justice as to satisfy the moral sense of the commun- ity, tbat government is pro tan to a lauure; ana it is unquestionable tbat inthe Unied States the ODeration of the criminal law has become so tardy and uncertain that it. does not afford this satisfaction. When it has been so amended tha'. a murderer or criminal of even blacker guilt shall be usually tried within a fo. tnight and executed within a month after his arrest, I pre d c. that Ju ige Lynch will adjourn bis court sine die. That this court is now oprm is, ho are v r, a symptom also, and not a wholly regre' table symptom, of the self-he' pfulores to which Amer icans owe their order'y freedom. From a Lecture by Hon. Ct arles J. Bona parte. Army ircles are startled and scandalized by abe mysterious disap pearance of Second Lieut. Joseph Dripps, 8th ir fantry, who for the past hree months ba been in command near Rock Spr'Dgs of a compiny. He departed for Salt Lake City without 1 ave, and ha not returned. It is said he was heavily in debt. Dripps was promoted to a lieutenancy from a tergeancy in the 8th cavalry in the spri g of '96. Wnlaglooatlou uotloas for tale a t o Herald Job offioe. EVANGELISTS AND BISHOPS. Sam Jones Discusses Both Witb the Emphasis of an Expert. Sam Jones the famous evangelist says: "Probably one of tbe most im portant questions which will come up before the general confeience of the Methodist church south at Baltimore in May will be tbat concerning evan gelists. Tbe conference will be asked to define tbe status of the evangelist. You know the evangelist in this church is in a rather ambiguous posi tion at present. Sometimes he is in favor and sometimes be is not. On one or two occasions evangelists have been put out of the church by the local con ferences, but this action has always been rescined by the general con ference when it has been called to its attention. "It will be asked to decide the ques tion whether evangelists are hurtful or helpful to the Methodist church; will bo called upon to get all of the evangelists out of the way as a de triment to tbe church; or to clearly de fine their position, so that local preachers and presiding elders may aid thf m when evangelists come into their community. As an evangelist who has raised over $500,000 for the church and brought more converts into its membership than any other one man in the church, I will ask as a mat ter of right that this question be set tled. The opposition can not beg the question th's time by saying thit some evangelists are useful and some are not, and urge this a a reason for non action. They can't do this, because the same thing can be said of the preacher.-' as the evangelists. If only the really useful preachers were re tained in the pulpit there would be mighty few by the end of the year who would not be plowing for a living. "A presiding elder said to me not long ago tbat he would give me $50 apiece for all of the really useful evan gelists I could find. I to d him I could do better than that. I would give him 1100 for all of the really good preach ers he could bring in. He refused the offer, because, he said, tbe $100 wouldn't pay for the powder and lead it would take bagging tbe poor ones before he reached the good ones. ''Next will be tbe election of four new bishops, and a I see most of tbe prominent ones lined up, with an eye on the entire field, it looks to me as if it is, first, H. C. Morrison, of Kentucky, now missionary secretary, whose her culean efforts and indomitable energy have raised $150,000 in the last twelve months, and who has paid tbe mission ary department out of debt. I thi-k he should be rewarded. Next is Dr. Warren Candler, pres:dent of Emory college, of Georgia. Third comes Dr. J. J. Taggart, of Nahvi!le, book editor and editor of the church's Quarterly Review. Fourth, Dr. Coke Smith, of Lynchburg, Va., and Dr. Hoss, editor of the Southern Christian Advocate. The church needs at least ten strong, vigorous bishops, as thee is a member ship of 1,500,000 people to be looked after. "The time limit for pastors is also an issue, and has been one since I860. The limit now is four years. The rule, I think, should be made more pliable. The congregation of Dr. M thews, of the St. Louis Centenary church, got around the limit law in his case, not by breaking the law, but by bending it double. Not one congregation in a hundred wants to run over their limit. "Another question of interest is whether presiding elders shall be ap pointed by bishops or by annual con ferences. The tendency of everything in these days is toward centralization of power. It is bo with the money power and with government. If it hadn't been for the big combinations of wealth there wouldn't have been any labor organizations. It is the clustering of boys on tbe other end of the see-saw, and this is partly the case in the instance of tha bishop's power in the M. E. church south. The bishop appoints the preachers and also ap points the profiling elder, who is to rule over them. This give the bishop more power than the president of the United States. It doesn't make any difference how good a man is, we are ail of us human, and after tasting pow er of this kind for awhile we are apt to spell bishop with a capital B, and it is Dot long before the capital I follows, and pretty soon tbe whole thing in big letters." THE OLD GAME VARIED. Gold Brick Complaint as Heard in the Klondyke. Puck: "What is the complaint against tbe prisoner?" asked the Klondyke judge. "Your honor," replied a man with a melancholy, hopeless expression on his face, "he sold me this gold brick." "Well, what was wrong about that?" "Why, your honor, he cheated me." "He did? How did vou find out that the brick was not pure gold?" "That's just the trouble, your honor. It in pure gold." "ihen what are you kicking about?" 'Why, good heavens! vour honor. the scouudrel represented it to me as a chunk of brown bread!" Pharaoh's Head. Rev. Dr. Charles S. Robinson. Dasor of the church of the Puritans, in Har lem, is the possessor of a mummy bead. He firmly beli-vesit to be that of Menephta, the "Pharaoh of the Exo dus." Dr. Pobinson was asked to tell what proof he had that his mummy head was that of the Egyptian ruler. "Well," said the doctor, "we know that the Arab from whom the bead was purchased had been down into the sarcophagus of Menephta, for he was seen by several people both to descend nd climb out of it. It was after Pro fessor Wilson came into possession of tho head that the famous discovery of royal mummies were made at Dier-el- Babat, when the sarcophagus of Menephta, the 'Pharaoh of tha Exo- dua' was found to contain onlv the headless trunk. In ancient times the system of body snatching appears to have been as much in vogue as it is now, and for fear that tha royal mum mies would be stolen the natives col lected them and brought them to Dier-el-Babari for safe-keeping." Log Cabin Philosophy Save up the dollars. Long life doan bring happiness of yer got ter end it In de do' house. Ef de sayin' is true dat de good die young, dese heah gray-head people mils' be a hard lot er sinners. It takes trouble ter give some people sense. Dey never thinks er st-ingin' a lightnin' rod 'till the light nin' sets fire terde huose Ef dey wuz a elevator from dis worl ter heaven some folks would say dat ridin' on a elevator makes dey head awim. Dey's some talks 'boat dis worl not beio' made in six days; but all I got ter say is dis: Anybody dat kin make a worl like dis in two weeks is doin mighty well. Train up the chile in de way he hall go, but be sho' ter bang de lights a front er him. Chicago Timea, Electro- Hydropathic x o Institute.... 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