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A Blasphemers Doom.
I a recent sermon the Rev. Dr. Tel
mua disencued blasphemy and its conse
quences. His most striking illustra
tion is an incident that be declared hap
pened only last August. A man he said
got provoked at the continued drought
and the rain of hiserope ant in the pre
sene of his neighbors eursed God, indul
ging in the most horrible blasphemy.
And while he was speaking his mouth
and nostrilsand the beat of his body was
eo intense It drove back those who would
come near. Scores of people visited the
scene and saw the blasphemer in the
awful proems of expiring. Mr. Talmage
was asked for a circumstantial account
of the blasphemer who was miraculously
burned to death. His response was as
follows: "I appreciate the desire for fur
ther details in this matter but I purpoqe
ly avoided locating the event and the
reasons that actuated me then impel me
now to keep the affair from the public
Such an event is a terrible thing for the
family and friends of the man who was
punished, and it was out of consideration
for them that I omitted to state where
the scene was laid. That it is strictly
true, however, I have enoclusive evidence.
I forget just how it was brought to my
attention, I heard it reported by some
body, or get my first information from a
privateletter. I cannot my which, but 1
am inclined to think it was the latter.
But no matter. I asked a trusted friend
of mine to investtgate for me, and he did
so. Some correspendence ensued, which
he turned over to me, and from t I am
asemt that the affair did actually
take plae as Ideeeribe it. I have the
correspondence still butI think I had
better eep it to myself.
Killing of D. I. Bull.
On last Tuesday-th inst.. our people
were started about 8p. m., by the reports
ofe re arms. Dave Bull washotto death
by Dr. J. F. Morris. It was the result
of an old feud with an unfortunate wo
man at the bottom of it. The men had
had more than one eneounter already,
and always went armed. The whole
community expected a tragedy and were
Dall was killed with a shet gun, dying
a b mlnutes after the shooting witheut
saying a word.
We ret the unfortunate affair as It
must Ian e the rop tion et our town
and 8mete8 .
Dr. Morris went to Opelbase andenr
rendered, and rwasleased ea a bond of
two thousen doIae.--Aasia Sentinel.
Terrible Treatment of an Aged
Couple by Masked Burglail
A horrible outrage is repted from
Mount Plesadt ;O i, Tin -&t-A
weren ix masked men, v ietlm
were John Paker, an aged former of
reputd wealth sad his equally aged do
medt, the only porse who shared his
dwelinag with Abol t 10 o'leeok
Monday gI the eold manand his
servant had for the night the door
of thheo swams rt open b six bur-i
glars. The men dnragged theo eoeple froem I
their respectIve bed ito the kiteheLn
and demanded a large sum of money
thL spae ted Parker oft haing in the
house as the proceeds of a sale of cattle
made Saturday. Parker deelared there
was uo money of consequeaoe in the
house but he was declared unanimonsly
a liar as the men at ones set about tor
turing him soand the woman with re ams a
means of ascertaining the hiding p'aee
of the cash. The couple were bound tos
a bed and for two hours every species of
torture which ingenuity sould devise was
resorted to but al to no purpose, as the
man could only ay that the money had
been sent away. Blazing papers sticks
and matches were applied to the naked
skin of the two until their bodies were
covered with blisters and the room was
filled with the odor of singed flesh.
Bafled at last the robbers looted the
house and disparted, leaving the couple
tied and almost uonscious.er Their
plight was not disovered until after they
had suffred I hours of terrible agony
Parker may die. There is as yet no else
to the perpetrators of te crime.
In a small plantation village on the
Teehe there stands a frmo building up
on the front of which is "4th Jutlee
Court" rudely painted in lmp black.
The day was extremely hot, and halting
to rest we chanced to viaiS the eourt
whihwas in session pro tem. A fat,
bald headed old noegro Justice was sitting
upon a nal keg with a dry goods box
for a desk, and standing before him was
a small group of negroes seemingly con
corned. As we, entered His BHor mes
from his meat and alling the hom to
order to demanded the emse of his being
called upon; which proved tobe on as
count of Joe Blossom stealing one Doe
Carter's oxen. There being no lawyers
nor Jury the udge eed the planatif
"Mist. Carter, uar, how may oh de
gemmeas befo' us, mar, idn ye' eall to
prove dat MisteBiosss stole dim -m
ITwo ar, Jim Slinger an
Dat'll do mar. Misto Bluesm mar,
bow many witmlsses, mar, am der in dbi
hose dat in swear dot ye didn't stole
dm esr s mar.
Fe sear, George sagarsn t
Dats er s n r. I dismisses disease
an' Miste Carter ye, mar, am bound ober
to keep do pea till do a' ball. sar,
and y m pay dcostofds here eals,
for hit am a imr ear, dat Io' in' aigh
ger ein dome' swasrin' den two mar;
waluable time of di here mags cote
ms set be waste eats seek a em
ted ease mar. Miste Carter. hit am to
bits mar; an' boeo' you leses die house
ltmogive yeaplatr;deo ne' time ye'
ues a ngger fr stelinag lam ye' m
be ha Sit me wiaies des bh geot
w y am gw to it er' ag'ma mar.
Dise ote is new adjarat an' will ropar
fur do eom aunt tnts.--Yethful uem.
THE PARTY BOUND TO WIN.
What are the proepets of eseeiup in
your distr this fnll? inquired a ponti
eian of a visiing statamsn.
"First ctlass was h ea theattle re
Why I had hear year eadidates eh
ms were viery per.
So they a; Ire edm to the paty et
BHow is tat.
Well yes see these ae se bjestlums
ts the adiatsmaif hes is dued it
wil be a eaws at o party risiag sps.
ier to and n g ove him."
And f bheis eleted yes mo it ran't,
saythg bata raight arut party trl
Ye air; the party~ bound to eamnet
o top any way yoea I it.
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