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VOL. XXIII. NO. 35.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1888.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled frcui Various Sources.
In the genate, on the fith, a Joint resolution
wag pagscJ accepting the Invitation of tho Bel
gian Government to participate In the Inter
national exhibition ut Brussels. House bill
validating the 8jnut'ir- oi tho Second Assist
ant Secretary of tho Interior to pensions whs
passed In the House, the monotonous
dead-lock over the D.irect-Tux bill was con
tinued, uid a recess l-ii-cn ui.t.l the loth.
Isc th. Senate, on the 10th, the principal
feature ws the passage of the bill excluding
mining lands from the f.pe'iit on of the Alien
Landlord -'bill In tho n une thi monoto
nous dead-lock rem nl util"o'en.
Im the Senate, on tho 11th, Senator Morrill's
speech crt'ieisinR the President's message and
the disrutiMon of the Dakota bill were tho
chief feature of tho ilsy's proceedings Ia
the House tho Direct-Tax bill dead-look re
"Tna features cf tho proceedings in the Sen
ate, on the 18th, were the speeches of Mr. Coks
on the tresidcrit s Tariff message, and of Mr.
Turple on tho admission of Dakota In the
House, the long-pr'-triictrvi dead-lock was
broken amid general Jt h-wi r on all sides, by
the ado;tn of u motion t . ..djniirn until 11:4"
a. m. ou the l'tth, .fiefil bvMr. Cox. The ses
sion had extonut-d over eiUt o.iys.
THK Senate was not In 's m ou 1ho 13th.
In tho House, tho Ch.iwla n offoraJ up a
petition for tho sp-dy ;nl perfect restoration
of ex-Senator Conklin. Tii principal feature
of the day was the reading of the minutes of
the long session, oc-upyinj! ninety paes of tho
Journal, exclusive of .-.ye und no votes Several
bills of minor i:n ivi-t.iu wurj passed, and a
nlbt session was hel 1. uevotcJ to tho consid
eration of private poilsiob bills.
PERSONAL. AND I'OLITICAt.
I a letter to the doctors of the Depart
tnent of Dordogue, on tha '.Hh, General
Boulanger said: ''Universal suffrage is
our master. It is intolerable that dis
credited politician should presume to
make it their serva-.it."
I.v Paris thre is niu.-h curiosity as to
whence the Boulanger party obtained the
funds necessary to carry on such au ex
tensive ramp .i gn.
Ixird Sai.isihkt said in a recent letter
to Earl Ci'mi.tvoii: "I sent Mr. Cham
berlain to America trifi'ltcml by any or
ders beyond informing hi:u of the broad
viewa of tha government iu regard to tho
Fisheries trc:tty, that it was to be a monu
ment which should indicate the peaceful
and cordial feeling existing between both
The eurn of thirty marks was left by the
late Emporor of Germany to each invalid
eoldior of the war of lsTd.
In all, the Emperor has donated JW.0OO
marks for tho relief of the German flood
O. vers Victouia will be an inmate of the
Jialace during her visit to Charlotteuberg.
CorfFUCTlMi reports from Berlin, on
tho 91 h, represented Bismarck as acquiesc
ing ia tho marriage of Prince Alexander
and the rriin-r i Victoria, on tho one
hand, and ou tho other ns threatening to
resign if tho question was again raised.
A scnoot-TKAt-HEitof Wuterville.Conn.,
Miss Jennie Stevens, lias been missingfor
several weeks, r.nd it is feared sho has met
with foul play.
At Newark, N. J., Christopher Nugent
at one time owner of tho largest morocco
manufactory in tho worid, died at his
homo recently, a poor man.
The will of tho late John Roach, the
ship-builder, was filed for probate in
New York City onthe'.Kh.
Empiikss n-Tor.tA and Princesses Vic
toria, Sophie and Margaret visited Poson,
Prussia, ou the '.Hh, to inquire as to the
condition of the sufferers by the floods.
and offer them relief.
ON tho 11th General W. II. Gibson and
E. J. Trotter, of Ohio, wimm chosen as
delsgato to tho National 11. -publican con
vention. They arc both enllu dustic Sher
Sam Joxks, th evangelist, is reported
as saying that Mr. Cleveland will be re
nominated despite the sch uning of Bid
Scott, Barnum and Gorman, and elected,
too. After that, the Republicans will re
turn to power.
On the 11th the will of Jacob Rharpe, the
convicted Now York boodler, was filed for
A cat.t. has boon issued for tho Michi
gan Greenback Statu convention to meet
at Lansing, May 8, to select delegate to
the National convention, which meets at
Cincinnati one week later.
Thk Prii ceton Alumni Association of
Chicago banqueted I'resid -nt Francis L.
Pattou of Princeton Collet . at tha Uni
Mmf.. Diss Dk Bar, her husband, Gen
eral Diss Do Bar, Dr. Betij. Lawrence
and hU sou Frank were arraigned iu tho
Tombs coiv t, New York City, on the l-Jth,
charged with conspiring to defraud Law
Ensign H van, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who en
ticed Miss Preston from her home, aud
abandoned .her iu New York, agreed, on
tho 12th, to m:ike partial reparation by
marrying tho wronged girl.
Wakdkn Walsh .f tho Tombs (New
York City) prison, resigned, under
charges, on the 12th.
There wna some talk among Republic
ans, on tho I2th, of filibustering against
iho Tariff bill, but it was not general.
Joseph Trci.oar, chief clerk in tho cor-
espondenco bureau of the New York
u-Jom-liou!, refused, on the 11th, to
terminate his thirty-five years of faithful
ftervice by a voluntary resignation, and
jras sumrnarii'y discharged.
DR. C. T. AriXKW was reported seriously
111 of peritonitis, at his residence iu New
York, on the P-th.
John L. SuUjvan sailed from Liverpool
lor America on tho 12th.
The platforrr of the Oregon State Re
Luildican convention denounces the Tariff
policy of the I'tsideut.
VicK-PRKSior NT Van Horke of the Ca-
ttadiau Pacifio cailrind denies the report
from San Franc tsco referring to an alll
itnce between tl e Canadian Pacific and the
Ppreckels Sugai Refinery.
Thk tube in ihe Emperor's throat has
teen discovered to be defective, and Dr,
Mackenzie has rnlercd another one.
Consul-Ge.nir.vl Phelan- says Arneri-
ans are very foolish in opposing the
J lslteries treaty, ns it secures Tor us more
than could havf been hoped. The people
of Nova Scotia with more reason, ara all
opposed to tho freat y.
Mrs. Marorkt McClain, of Pitts
burgh, Pa., on tho 12th. brought suit
n gainst Christopher Lamb to recover
$.'),0X) damages for the death of her sou,
with tho murder of whom Lamb stands
On the night of the i:!th the Jeffersonian
Club of Newark, N. J., held a reception in
honor of the l-l.Mh anniversary of tho birth
of Thomas Jefferson.
On the 13th tho Owens Sunday bill
passed the Ohio Legislature and went to
the Governor for his signature.
Thk charges against Assistant-Secretary
Maynard, of interference in the custom-house
management to accomplish
political ends, has been reiterated by Mr.
Oodkia, who has offered to produce the
On the charge of embezzlement, Markau,
commander of the Roumanian flotilla, has
been tried by court-martial, convicted and
4cgraded from his rank, and sentenced to
ten months' imprisonment, and to pay
DT7RJM3 his brief stay in London ex
Mayor Grace of New York has been active
ly engaged in iuter1wixig prominent
banket, and politicians, and has bo co rue
quite a Social liori.
ija correspondents of the London pi
pers agrwe that the crisis over the mar
riage of Prince Alexander to Prix-crss Vic
toria ha been settled amicably, aud that
gur will b co political ohano.
Ox tha 13thMinisterFhelps arrived from
England on the 6teamer Aller. He said
he had not been reciilled and the Chief
Justiceship had not beea offered to him.
Ox the 13th M. Daniel Wilson, the son-in-law
of ex-President Grevy of France,
arrived at Tours, as a member of the Gen
eral Council, and proceeded to the princi
pal hotel with his colleagues. The guests
of the hotel, learning of his presence, ap
pointed a committee to wait upon the pro
prietor and demand Wilson's expulsion.
The proprietor refused to comply with the
demand, whereupon tho guesU.' withdrew
from the hotel.
Ox the 13th the Maryland Republican
league met in Baltimore. It is said to
have been in the hands of Mr. Blaine's
CltlSrES ANI CASCAI-TrES.
Bt an explosion in a ceal mine at Los
Cerrilos, thirty miles north of Alb
fluerque, N. M., on the 9th, John Coglan
anil another miner, name unknown, wwe
An extra freight train on the Erie rail
road was wrecked one mile east of Car
rol ton, N. Y., on the 9th, by which a brake
man named Powell was instantly killed,
and many other trainmen were hurt.
On the 9th, United States Marshal W. II.
Chapman was wounded in the arm in a
fight with moonshiners in Lauderdale
County, Ga. Eight of tho lawbreakers
were captured, and the distillery de
troyed. On the 11th two men were killdbya
falling building ia New York.
On the 11th a disastrous wreck on the
Baltimore Si Ohio railroad, near Grafton,
W. Va., with heavy loss of life, was re
ported. In Wirt County, W. Va.,the Banks-Monroe
feud broke out afresh on the 10th, three
of the Monroe brothers Eben, George and
Lemuel falling before the unerring Win
chester of Silas Bunks, who in return re
ceived four revolver wounds, none of them,
On the 11th Miss Minnie Rose Parsons,
of Pittsburgh, Pa., who was abducted and
abandoned by Lieutenant Ryan, of tha
navy, was found by the police in New
York, and returned to her horn. She
will assist in prosecuting Ryan.
District-Attorney Fellows, In the
Court of Oyer and Terminer, New York
City, on tho 11th, moved that tho trial of
Thomas B. Kerr, for bribery, be set for
the 20th, aud tho motion wa granted.
At Charlottetown, P. K. I., Wm. Mill
mnnn was hanged in the yard of the jail,
Tuesday, for tho murder of Mary Tuplin
on July 2, last.
James B. Mills (colored), of Stamford,
Conu., reported to tho police, on the night
of tho 11th, that a party of oystermen had
killed his wire and brutally beaten him,
and was promptly arrested on sus
picion of having done the murder him
Two locomotives and 120 freight cars on
tho Erio railroad were piled up in a mass
of ruins by a collision, oa the 12th. Noons
Wm. H. Harr, of Philadelphia, called at
the New York Citv coroner's office, on the
12th, and identified the effects of the young
man who suicided fit tho Continental
Hotel, on the eth, as those of his son,
James II. Barr.
William Anson's Mower and Reaper
Works at Youngstowii, O., were destroyed
by fire, entailing a loss of $2.V),000, on the
Geo. II. Aver, called upon the superin
tendout of police of Buffalo, N. Y., on tho
12th, confessed to a robbery of his em
ployers, Browning, King & Co., of Phila
delphia, of the sum of :000, and surren
Mrs. Hockman, aged thirty-nvc, was
fatally injured by jumoinr.frrn a win
dow of a b-irning building in Philadel
phia on the 1 1 th.
Viroil Jackson was found guilty of the
murder of Morton Mctcalf in Rome, N.
Y., on the 12th, Mid was sentenced to bo
hanged ou J line 1).
Several person were killed by tho ex
plosion ,f a powder factory on the line of
the St. Petersburg & Moscow railroad, in
Russia, ou the 12th.
On the 13. h the California House and
twenty other buildings in Depre, Wis.,
were destroyed by fire.
Ox tho Kansas City, Memphis & Bir
mingham railroad, sixty miles west of
Birmingham, Ala., on tho 13th, four men
were killed and several injured by tho
wrecking of a construction train.
On the night of the 12th tho First Na
tional Bank of St. Johnsville, N. Y., was
robbed of 1 yKW.
At Ozark, Mo., ou the 12th, David
Walker, the Bald-Kuobber chief, was
found guilty ami scntcu-ed to bo hanged.
At Pasadena. C;il., t he Hotel Marengo
was burned on tho K'.lh.
In a IU of jo'ilousy, on the 13th, Henry
Wilhelm, of near Davenport, Ia., sent a
heavy charge of buckshot crashing through
On the 13th a mob of farmers took a negro
named Jerry Smith out of the Memphis
(Teuu.) jail, and lynched him. He wu
charged with attomnted assault on a white
At her home in Washington, on the
13th, Mrs. Degrnssie Bulkley, the young
woman who, while engaged to Sv. L.
Trenholra, son of th Comptroler of tho
Currency, eloped with and was mar
ried to young Bulkley, euded her existence
At Topcka, ICas.. on the 13th, John R.
Logan (colored) pleaded guilty to false
ly impersonating a Government official,
and was sentenced to two years' impris
onment. On the 13th a forest fire which started
near Falmouth, Mass., threatened to lay
that town in ashes, and caused great con
sternation among the inhabitants, who
hastened to the scene to fight the flames.
Sf At Rolla, Mo., Charlie, the seven-year-old
son of Joseph Campbell, while try
ing to effect in entrance to an outbuilding
in the yard of h'.s father's residence, fell,
and his head and neck being caught in a
pnrtly-opened donr. fastened by a stout
cord, he was strangled to death before as
sistance could be rendered.
On the 13th Cre iu Nanticoke, Pa., de
stroyed a number of buildings, and at one
time threatened the existence of the town.
Five new cases of small-pox were re
ported in New York on the 9th.
Recorder Smtth. iu denying the motion
to again submit the case of Gould and
Sage to the grand jury, said such a prac
tice would lead to a disgraceful scramble
between tho enemies and friends of ac
cused persons which would be fatal to a
firm, steady and impartial administration
of criminal justice.
On the 11th the Woman's Board of For
eign Missions met in New York.
On the 11th Tyler Bros., manufacturers
of steel tubing, New York aud Boston,
with mills at South Boston, and half own
ers of the Christiana Rolling Mill at Wil
mington, Del., suspended. They claimed
Th Unitarian Club of New York City
held its first annual banquet on the 10th.
Among those present were Geo. Wm.
Curtis, Dormaa B. Eaton, ex-Governor
Chamberlain, Robt- Collyer and Jno. B.
On the 11th the race for 1.000 pounds
between the yawl Atlantic and the ketch
Bridesmaid, from Southampton to Fun
chal, Madeira, was finished, the Brides
maid coming in seven miles ahead.
It is reported that S-uot Calindez, a
wealthy Cuban merchant, has been kid
naped at his estate in Santa' Rita, by
bandit.". It ii hI-o tvportenl that two
planters have I t-en kidi:oedtt Uemedlos.
IT is reported tha' ti." fourteenth low.-..
State ctic.nmpmeiit of the G. A. It. was I
more largely attended than auy previous
one in the history of the association.
On tho 10th the people of Georgetown, i
D. C, celebrated the inauguration of free-
bridge communication with ashington
with speech-making and a civil ana mili
Thb Regent of Bavaria has donated
8,000 marks to the sufferers by the floods
Thk Comptroler of the Currency, on th
9th, declared a second dividend fifteen
per cent. in favor of the creditors or tha
Fifth National Bank of St. Louis, making
in all, sixty-five per cent, on the claims
presented, aggregating .51,592.
In Jersey City, N. J., a company has
been organized with a capital stock of 51,
000,000, to manufacture and operate serial
It is said that the movement to send to
France a statue of George Washington as
a present from the ladies of America is
well under way. The names of the statue
committee of prominent ladies will soon
be published. The French newspapers
ara unanimous in the expression of satis
faction with the project.
At San Francisco customs officials
seized about four thousand dollars' worth
of opium at a warehouse just as it was be
ing carried from the wharf.
It is said the President and Secretary of
the Treasury have decided that they have
authority to purchase bonds, and that the
Bond-Purchase bill would, in consequence,
Muskegon lake was reported free from
lea on the 12th, and lake navigation gener
ally has been resumed.
Eight brewers of Newark, N. J., signed
the agreement demanded by the 'workmen,
on tho 12th. The brewers' pool is badly
Two thousand people went from Tnam,
County Galway, on the 12th, to plow and
sow the lands of Mrs. Badkin, at Cloonda
roon, whose tenants have been served with
notices of eviction. They were accom
panied by wasrons laden with beer and
provisions. A detachment of police ac
companied the campaigners.
The trunk-line presidents, in a long
conference in Commissioner Fink's office,
in New York City, on the 12th, failed to
agree upon a revision of rates on export
freight shipped through inland cities.
A bill was introduced in the Senate, on
tha 12th, identical with the Bryce bill in
tha House, to define and establish an an
chorage ground for vessels in the bay and
harbor of New York.
Sekatb bill appropriating $o7,000 for
making a survey and estimating tho cost
of removing Smith's, Petty's and Wind
mill islands from the Delaware river, be
tween Philadelphia and Camden, was
favorably reported in the Senate on the
House bills having special assignments
to days covered by tho protracted dead
lock lo6t their standing.
The report of a terrible railroad acci
dent at Avoca, la., on tho 12th, is declared
to have been without foundation.
On the 13th a receiver was appointed
and an accounting ordered of the assets
of Imre Kiralfy by Judge Bookstavor, of
New York City, at tho suit of David Good
man. On the 12th George Burton, of East Liv
erpool, O., drove his wife from the house
and installed a dashing widow from Tren
ton, N. J., in her place. The female
friends of the abused wife to tho number
of 300 drove the guilty pair away in a per
fect storm of stale eggs.
During March, 18s,s, breadstuffs exports
from the United States aggregated, J9,
040,743, a falling off from last year of $5,
000,330. On the 13th the strike of Italian laborers
on the Meriden & Waterbury railroad was
ended by the company paying off the men
and discharging them.
On the 13th the buildings of the Liberal
Club, erected in Birmingham, England,
in 187C, at a cost of V4.0H, were sold at
auction for 2,300 10,000 less than the
cost of the ground upon which they were
District Assembly No. ' 87 Knights of
Labor of Philadelphia have issued a cir
cular to the friends of organized labor,
asking for contributions to assist in pay
ing off the indebtedness incurred in the
late strike in the Lehigh Valley coal
Business failures for the seven days
ending on the 13th, as reported by R. G.
Dun & Co., were: For the United States,
200; for Canada, 22; total, 222, as com
pared with 227 the previous week, and 175
for tho corresponding week of last year.
The British Government proclaimed the
twenty meetings proposed to be held in
County Clare, Ireland, on the 15th, under
the auspices of the National League.
On the 13th the Chicago & Atlantic rail
road reduced its passenger rate from Chi
cago to Boston from nineteen to seven
A SVNDiCsTE that, Inten Is boring for
petroleum has secured a lease ou 25,000
acres of land in Scott county, Arkansas,
and will begiu work at ouce.
A FIRE occtirredjat West Polnf, Miss, on
tha 15th, iu which Nathan Goldstein was
be r nod to death and $00,000 worth of
Starkvillk, Miss., on the loth voted
$10,000 in aid of the extension of the
Oeorgia Pacific railroad to its western
Wynne, Ark., is on a boom. There have
been about twenty houses built there in
tha last two months.
The county seat of Tunica county, Miss.,
will be removed from Austin to Tunica
Station on the L., N. O. & T. road.
Mrs. Eliza Thornfuro, aged seventy
four years, was found dead in her room at
JoftTersontown, Ky., on the 14th. In at
tempting to start a fire with oil her dress
caught fire, and she was so badly burned
that she died before any one learned of the
accident. She was quite wealthy.
Robert Mills, one of the most remark
able of Texas pioneers, died in Galveston
on the 15th, aged 02. Prior to the war h
was perhaps the wealthiest planter in the
South. His slaves and plantations were
valued at J3.000.000. He was known through
out the South as the "Duke of Brazoria."
President Liucoln's proclamation emanci
pated 1000 selected slaves belonging to the
deceased, and resulted in his financial
ruin, from which he never entirely re
The mineral interest of Tell county.
Ark., is growing. The Bluffalo Zinc find
Copper Company, operating at Rush
Creek, shipped on the 14th eighty tons of
' Fears are entertained by the friends of
the river aud harbor bill as to the fate of
The meeting of farmers held at Topeka,
Ks., on the 14th for the purpose of forming
a farmers' "trust" was largely attended.
A Box car containing 100 kegs of on-der
standing in the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad yards at Montgomery, Ala , blew
up on the 14th, shaking the wbold town.
Windows were broken half a mile away,
and plastering was shaken down a greatei
distance. A negro car coupler standing
near was blown to pieces. Sparks from a
passing engine ignited the car.
A bold robbery was committed at Jack
ion, Tenn., on the 14th. Thieves smashed
in the show windows of the jewelry store
of A. K. Jobe. They stole seven water s
and other jewelry amounting to i.100. Ihe
thieves were John Hall and J. ,hu Caldwell,
two young negroes.
AT East Cairo, ICy., on the loth, fire d
stroyed tha Mobile and Ohio round-hoess
and three locomotives. Tba total k&s will
A SAD ENDING.
A Fickle Woman's Romance Ends bj
Death From Poison Self-Ad ministered
A Social Sensation at the National Capi
Washington, April 14. Mrs. Degrassie
Bulkley, daughter of Judge C. J. Hillyer:
died Wednesday night, at her father'g
residence, from the effects of poison,
taken with suicidal intent on the previons
day. She was taken very ill on Wednes
day morning, and physicians were hastily
summoned. Every effort was made to
save her life, but without avail. Miss
Bessie Hillyer, who was engaged to be
married to W. L. Trenholm, son of the
Comptroler of the Currency, on February
3, was married on the 20th of last Decem
ber to Degrassie Bulkley, in Baltimore.
The sensation that was caused by the
elopement of the young couple, accom
panied to Baltimore by Mr. Antonio
Nogueras, son of the Portuguese Minister,
is still distinctly remembered.
It was the talk of society for a week,
when a fresh impetus was given by the
filing of a bill for divorce in the name of
Bessie Hillyer Bulkley, asking that the
marriage be declared void, alleging that
undue influence was nsed to effect it, and
that Mr. Bulkley was under age at the
To this there came a number of denials.
Mr. Nogueras stated that Miss Hillyer
seemed to be acting of her free will, and
Rev. Mr. Ferguson, the Baltimore clergy
man who performed the marriage,
said that he failed to see any
constraint in her actions. The
county clerk in Baltimore said that
young Mr. Bulkley had declared he was
of age. Mrs. Bulkley had returned to the
residence of her father after her mar
riage, and remained there until December
30. On that day a conference was held at
the office of H. C. Cady, in this eity, at
which young Mrs. Bulkley appeared, ac
companied by Senator Stewart, a friend
of tho family, and young Bulkley. Then
the case was finally laid before her for
decision. It was shown how her father
was opposed to the marriage, but she was
told to take her choice of husbands.
"I shall go with Grassie," she declared
and the young couple left the office. .
They went to a hotel and remained a
week. They then went to live at a private
residence, but the bride remained but a
few days, going home, where she has since
lived. The family and friends refrained
from giving any reason for the step,
which was said to be final. It was stated
that divorce proceedings would follow.
Young Bulkley refused to discuss the
matter. The family are especially sor
rowful on account of the peculiar circum
stances surrounding the case.
TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE.
Eloquent and Well-Timed Words of Gen
eral John 15. Henderson In the Supreme
Court of the United States.
Washington, April 13. General John
B. Henderson, of St. Louis, concluded a
legal argument before the Supreme Court
of the United States one day this week
with a tribute which has occasioned not a
little favorable comment. It was a tribute
particularly appropriate at this time, and
is deserving of wider circulation than the
utterances in the court-room gave it.
General Henderson's words were as fol
lows: "May it please your honor: These evi
dences of debt constituted a contract
in the State where they were made.
The local law recognized them as
binding between the parties. The
instruments came hero with the indorse
ment of local judicial sanction. We
have before ns the standard by which the
parties themselves measured .the obliga
tions of their contract. This Court will
not now change that standard. It is the
especial glory of this tribunal that local
influences can not :hore turn aside the
currents of justice. In this world noth
ing is immortal but truth. The monu
ments we build of brass and stone finally
molder and decay. The eternal princi
ples of justice take new strength and lus
ter from the laps of time. The stone tab
lets on which tho decalogue was inscribed,
no longer exist, but the Ten Command
ments still remain in perfect moral gran
deur, teaching man his social duties. Tho
Roman forum is well-nigh gone, but
Roman law survives in all its beauty and
in all its beneficience, and so will
live, I hope and believe, the decisions of
this court. For nearly a quarter of a cent
ury, in a modest way, I have argued
causes before you, and in that short period
I have witnessed many changes in the
personnel of this court; but no change
have I yet seen in the wisdom and learn
ing of its decisions, or .in : that unerring
certainty with which they point to the ad
ministration and establishment of justice.
It is because of this that they have re
ceived the 6tamp of judicial authority in
all the nations of Christendom, and it is
because of this that they will live when
this magnificent structure, in which they
have been delivered, shall have sunk into
A Somnolent Phenomenon.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 14. For some
time the village of Attica, W'yoming
County, has been greatly excited over the
case of a young woman named Emma
Tombs who goes into trances tho length of
which she tells beforehand. She has now
been in a trance lasting over thirty days.
Emma sank into her present sleep one
month ago Sunday, (March 11). She had
lain wide awake eight consecutive days
and nights, partaking during that time of
more nourishment than in all the six
months of her previous trance, the amount
being about a glassful of milk ad
ministered in teaspoonfuls. During her
present trance the physician who calls daily
has managed to force between her lips
a few teaspoonfuls of the liquid, but this
is a difficult feat, as she rareiy parts her
lips. When closed, her teeth are firm as
a vice, any effort to pry them open prov
ing useless. She lies almost perfectly
still, her arms and legs being perfectly
white and cold, and pulse very f aeble, be
ing rated, in the absence of a chronom
eter, at sixty-five beats per minute. The
face is the only warm part of her body,
being flushed, with alternating fever,
When, Bome time ago, she predicted
to the reporter she would sleep thirty
days and perhaps longer, she did so with
out the least hesitation.
Will Try to Bribe Their Men.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Ai ril 14. It is report
ed that the flint-glass manufacturers will
make another attempt to start their facto
ries with men who are members of ihe
Flint-Glass Workers' Union. To bring
this about the manufacturers propose to
give a bond of several thousand dollars to
every flint-glass worker who returns to
work that he shall have preference at all
times, and in no instance shall he be
black-listed or discharged at the request
or demand of any labor organization or
union of workmen. They shall hold their
positions for life. It is not thought that
any of the workmen will accept the offer.
New York, April 14. J udge Bookstaver,
in the suit of David Goodman against
Imre Kiralfy, yesterday granted a motion
for the appointment of a receiver and an
accounting of the assets of Kiralfy Broth
era. Goodman, in his affidavit, states that
on February 20, 1S83, he obtained a judg
ment of $2,241.40 against BolosEy Kiralfy;
that execution iseued, and that he bought
Bolossry's title and interest in the firm of
Kiralfy Brothers. By reason of this sale,
he alleges, the co-partnership was dis-soived-
but that Imre reiused an account
ing. Boiosey Kiralfy made a oounter
a SI davit that be sold his interest in the
firm to Elise Kiralfy on September 2:.
1837, and Eiisa made a similar affidavit.
Lightning struck Matt Howard's barn
near Paris, Ky.. and one hundred head oi
stock perished in the resulting fire.
Judge Iiowell E. Jackson, of Louisville,
Ky., is mentioned as the possible suc
cessor of the late Chief -Justice Waite.
Dr. M. S. Craft, one of the most eminent
Burgeons and physicians of Mississippi,
died a few nights ago, after a lingering
A citizen of Greenville, S. C, found an
old edition of Shakespeare at a Charles
ton book-stall a few months ago. He
bought it for $3, a day or two afterward
sold it to a book-dealer for $280, and the
dealer has just sold it in London for $500.
Mrs. Margaret Fosse, of New Orleans,
recently celebrated her one hundredth
birthday by cooking her breakfast and
walking to church. She is the widow of.
Louis Fosse, who served under Napoleon
"Jefferson Davis," says the Chronicle of
Augusta, Ga., "is at work on his new book
about the war, and hopes to have it ready
for publication by next fall. His infirmi
ties, he says, compel him to write slowly,
deliberately and uncertainly."
At Campbellsville, Ky., a few davs ago,
after a few moments' quarrelling, Charles
Ramsey killed Rodeford Jeter, Jr. Jeter
leaves a wife and four children.
Mrs. S. D. Langley, wife of Dr. W. 8.
Langley, superintendent of the Missis
sippi Blind Institute, a most worthy lady.
died a few nights ago.
Captain Anthony L. Bargamin, book
keeper for E. B. Taylor, dealer in crock
ery, china and glassware at Richmond,
Va., is a defaulter. There are all sorts oi
rumors in regard to the amount of short
age, which is reported from $5,000 to $20,-
000. Bargamin is in Canada.
The Kentucky Legislature has passed an
act making petit larceny, by whosoever
committed, punishable "with lashes on
the bare back."
In Union County, S. C, a girl of eleven
and a boy of nine quarreled a few days
ago, and the boy plunged the blade of his
pocket-knife into the girl's heart, killing
There is, in the vicinity of Vaughsville,
S. C, an infant two months old whose
mother is eighteen, grandmother thirty
two, grandfather thirty-seven, and great
Nero Felder, colored, who stabbed and
killed Cap Mathews, colored, in Mont
gomery, Ala., last fall, was convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced to five years
in the penitentiary.
In a suit filed by Memphis (Tenn.)
brokers representing foreign houses to
enjoin collection of the Taxing District,
or Memphis City, merchants' tax, Chan
celor Eotes decided that the collection of
such tax is illegal.
Mrs. John Guess, of Muhlenberg Coun
ty, Ky., who has been in bad health for
some time, attempted to take her own life
a few days ago while under the influence
of morphine, by cutting her throat with a
razor. She made two efforts, cutting a
gash from ear to ear, and can not possibly
St. Louis, New Orleans, St. Paul, and
many other cities, are represented in the
entries for the grand Inter-State encamp
ment and competitive drill, to be held at
Nashville, Tenn., in May. Great interest
is manifested, and arrangements are be
ing made for the accommodation of thou
sands of visitors.
The Georgia Railroad Commission at a
recent meeting refused the request of the
colored people that a first and second-
class passenger rate be established, and
held that the railroads must furnish the
colored people accommodations in every
way equal to those furnished the white
State Treasurer Bamberg of South Caro
lina has issued a call for purchasers for
$311,577 of new South Capolina four and
one-half per cent, bonds and stock cer
tificates, which will be issued to refund
deficiency bonds and stocks maturing
July 1 next. The new bonds and stock
certificates will run forty years, maturing
in July, 1928.
Moses Murphy, thirteen years old, and
Moses Brown, aged sixteen, of Orange
burg, S. C, quarreled a few days ago.
Brown did not want to fight, and finally
started to run, whereupon Murphy threw
a large pocket-knife at him. The blade
sank into Brown's back up to the handle
and penetrated one of his lungs, causing
death in an hour. The young murderer was
A heavy electrical storm swept over Ma
con County, S. C, a few nights ago. A
boit of lightning struck the house of Jesse
Saunders, on Skeenah mountain. Saunders
was absent. His wife and baby, as well
as his daughter, aged eighteen, were all
struck. Their condition is reported to be
critical. A remarkable feature of the
stroke was that half tho house was de
stroyed and the remainder left standing.
The baby lies in a stupor, as if dead.
Revenue Agent Chapman and Deputies
Clay, Mitchell and Colquit, and United
States Deputy Marshal J. B. Young, re
cently made a" big raid in Lauderdale
County, Ala., and captured five moonshine
distilleries and about a dozen prisoners.
They destroyed and confiscated about
$1,000 or $l,5o0 of wildcat distillery prop
erty. Perhaps the largest pension ever paid
by the Government to any one for services
as a private soldier has just been avarded
to John Vice, who lives a short distance
east of Owingsville, Ky. The pension, $72
a month, is for total blindness, and dating
back to the beginning of Vice's applica
tion in the first year of the war of the re
be lion, now foots up something over $14,
0o0. Vice was abjectly poor and has a
Bessemer, a new manufacturing town
twelve miles from Birmingham, Ala., cel
ebrated its first birthday a few days ago
in royal style. The town has 4,000 inhab
itants, four large blast furnaces, a rolling
mill of large capacity and many smaller
industries. The celebration consisted of
speeches by prominent men, a big bar
becue, a prize military drill and other
amusements. One thousand people were
present from New Orleans and five hun
dred from Charleston, S. C, citizens of
those places being largely interested in
Bessemer. It is estimated that twenty
thousand peojle visited the town during
Cotton planting is somewhat backward.
Tho fine old country house of R. M.
Kyle, at Walnut Hill, near Eogersville,
Tenn., was destroyed by fire a few nights
ago with all the barns, outhouses and ten
ants' cabins. The occupants were left
without shelter of any kind. The fire is
supposed to have been the work of an in
cendiary. The loss is $12,000; insurance
Clay Shown, an eminent lawyer of
Rheaton, Green County, Tenn., committed
suicide a few days ago by shooting him
self. He had been in poor health lor sev
eral weeks and ended his life by his own
act. He leaves a wife and four small chil
dren. Northern visitors to Florida i'i(l;i!ge in
The business portion of the tor.-a of
Tavares, in South Florida, an important
railroad center, was almost t l;:H " v. i, e.1
out of existence a few days icr by fi e.
Only two business blocks are lett. Over
fifteen fine buildings were destroyed, in
cluding one magnificent nw l.otei The
total loss will aggregate fully 2 -oot,
with very slight insuraiic.
Benjamin Rhodes, farmer living i.ear
Vuit-grove, Ky., was murdered a ? v ni 'ht s
hgo. Rhodes wa, a bachelor, ;Uid ltv d
vjt n his sister. On going to hi-; roo.ti t j
awakt n him sh found him ded in bed.
A bl '-! axe found iu ihe wood-pii ist' i
A. Homily on the Pernicious Ilabit of
" Profane Speaking-.
Blasphemy and Profamlty and How It
Originated and How it (irons 1)1
Tlne Punishments How the Habit
May be Overcome.
Key. T. DeWitt Talmage took or the
subject of a recent 6ermon at the Brook
lyn Tabernacle the habit of cursing and
wearing. His text was :
So went Satan forth Irom the presence of the
Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the
sole of his foot unto the crown. And he took
him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and
he sat down among the ashes. Then said his
wife unto him : Dost thou still retain thine in
tegrity? Curse God and die. Book of Job, ii.,
7, and S.
A story Oriental and marvelous. Job was
tha richest man in all the East. He had
camels and oxen and asses and sheep, and,
what would have made him rich without
any thing else, 6even sons and three
daughters. It was the habit of these chil
dren to gather together for family reunion
One day Job is thinking of his children as
gathered together at a banquet at the
elder brother's house.
While the old man is seated at his tent
door he sees some one running, evidently,
from his manner, bringing bad news.
What is the matter now? "Oh," says the
messenger "a foraging party of Sabeans
have fallen upon the oxen and the asses
and destroyed them, and butchered all
the servants axoept myself."
Stand aside. Another messenger run
ning. What is the matter now.
"Oh," says the man, "the lightning has
struck the sheep and the shepherds, and
all the shepherds are destroyed except
myself." Stand asido. Another messen
ger running. What is the matter now?
"Oh," he says, "the Chaldeans have
captured the camels, and slain all the
camel drivers, except myself." Stand
aside. Another messenger running.
What is the matter now?
"Oh," he says, "a hurricane struck the
four corners of the tent where your chil
dren were assembled at the banquet, and
they are all dead."
But the chapter of calamity has not
ended. Job was smitten with elephanti
asis, or black leprosy. Tumors from head
to f oot,forehead ridged with tubercles.eye
lashes fall out, nostrils excoriated, voice
destroyed, intolerable exhalations from
tha entire body, until, with none to dress
his sores, he sits down in the ashes with
nothing but pieces of pottery to use in the
surgery of his wounds. At this moment,
when he needed all encouragement, and
all consolation, his wife comes in, in a
fret and a rage, and says :
"This is intolerable. Our property gone,
our children slain, and now you covered
up with this loathsome and disgusting dis
ease. Why don't you swear? Curse God,
and die I"
Ah, Job knew right well that swearing
would not cure one of the tumors of his
agonized body, would not bring back one
of his destroyed camels, would not re--store
one of his dead children. He knew
that profanity would only make the pain
more unbearable, and the poverty more
distressing, and the bereavement more
excruciating. But, judging from the pro
fanity abroad in our day, you might come
to the conclusion that there was some
great advantage to be reaped from pro
There are times when we must cry out
to the Lord by reason of our physical
agony or our mental distress, and that is
only throwing out our weak hand toward
the strong arm of a father. It was no pro
faulty when James A. Garfield, shot in the
Washington depot, cried out: "My God,
what does this mean?" There is no pro
fanity in calling out upon God in the day
of troubles, in the day of darkness, in the
day of physical anguish, in the day of be
reavement; but I am speaking now of he
triviality and of the recklessness with
which the name of God is sometimes man
aged. The whole land is cursed with it.
The habit grows in the community in the
fact that young people think it manly to
swear. Little children, hardlv able to walk
straight on tho street, yet have enough
distinctness of utterance to let you know
that they are damning their own souls, or
damning the souls of others. It is an
awful Jiing the first time the little feet are
lifted to have them hi down on the burn
ing pavement of hell 1
Between sixteen and twenty years of
age there is apt to come a time when a
young man is as much ashamed of not
being able to swear gracefully as ho is of
the dizziness of his first cigar. He has his
hat, his boot, and his coat of the right pat
tern, and now, if he can only swear with
out awkwardness, and as well as his com
rades, he believes he is in the fashion.
There are young men who walk in an at
mosphere of imprecation oaths on their
lips, under their tongues, nesting in their
shock of hair. They abstain from it in
the elegant drawing-room, but the street
and the club-house ring with their profan
ities. They have no regard for God, al
though they have great respect for tho
ladies I Mv vounir brother, there 13 no
manliness in that. The most ungentle
manly thing a man can do is to swear.
Fathers foster this great crime. There
are parents who are very cautious not to
swear in the presence of their children;
in a moment of sudden auger they look
around to see if tho children are present
when they indulge in this habit. Do you
not know, O father, that your child is
aware of the fact that you swear? He
overheard you in tho next room, or some
one has informed him of your habit. He
is practicing now. In ten years he will
swear as well as you do. Do not, O father,
be under the delusion that you may swear
and your son not know it. It is an awful
thing to start the habit in a family tho
father to be profane, and then to have tho
echo of his example come back from other
generations, so that generations after
generations curse the Lord.
The crime is also fostered by master
mechanics, boss carpenters, those who
are at the head of men ia hat factories,
and in dock yards, and at the had of
great business establishments. When you
go down to look at tho work of the scaf
folding, and you find it is not done right,
what do you say? It is not praying, is it?
The employer swears; his employe is
tempted to swear. The man says:
"I don't know why my employer, worth
fifty thousand dollars or one hundred
thousand dollars, should have any luxury
I should be denied, simply because 1 am
poor. Because I am poor and dependent
on a day's wages, haven't I as much right
to swear as he has, with his large in
come?" Employers swear, and that makes so
many employes swear.
The habit comes from infirmity of tem
per. There are a good many people who,
when they are at peace, have righteous
ness of speech, but when angered they
blaze with imprecation. Perhaps all the
rest of the year they talk in right
language, but now they jour out the fury
of a whole year in one re 1-hot paragraph
of five minutes. I knew of a man who
excused himself for the habit, saying: "I
only swear once in a great while. I must
do thn.t just to clear myself out."
The hab t can-.e-i al-- from the prof us
use of by-word". Th tran.-it.o-i fr.ni a
by-word which nviv b p i ? t.iy harm
to imprecation, aa i p. '' tT i ' ot a very
!'-,'"?.- if';) i'iDi. 1" i- s.H!-!" and
"U-t'-V on n--'." t L'Tfci m . I"
t-ivt !'-. 1:-' '" "by )'-!' ku-!
..1! njti! i.-.t '. ii!!l- ai':;-. and tli-
.-.;( .--..!'. "!, Hold.-, jh !-'' ci !y hariu-'.i-,
:. .) i .es, ara next door to im
precation and blasphemv. A profuse use I
of by -words always ends in profanity.
The habit is creeping up into the highest
style of society. Women have no patience !
with flat and unvarnished profanity. They
will order a man out of the parlor indulg
ing in blasphemy, and yet you will some
times find them with fairy fan to the lip,
and under chandeliers which bring no
blush to their cheek, taking on their lips
the holiest of names in utter triviality.
Why, my friends, the English language
is comprehensive and capable of express
ing all shapes of feeling and every degree
of energy. Are you happy, Noah Webster
will give you ten thousand words with
which to express your exhilaration. Are
you righteously indignant, there are whole
armories in the vocabulary, righteous
vocabulary whole armies of denuncia
tion, and scorn, and sarcasm, and irony,
and caricature, and wrath. You express
yourself against some meanness or
hypocrisy, in all the oaths that ever
smoked up from the pit, and I will come
right on after you and give a thousand
fold more emphasis of denunciation to
the same meanness and the same
hypocrisy in words across which no slime
has ever trailed, aud into which the fires
of hell have never shot their forked
tongues the pure, the innocent, God
honored Anglo-Saxon in which Milton
sang, and John Bunyan dreamed and
There is no excuse for profanity when
we have such a magnificent language
such a flow of good words, potent words,
mighty words, words just to 6uit every
crisis and every case. Whatever be the
cause of it, profanity is on the increase,
and if you do not know it, it is because
your ears have been hardened by tho din
of imprecations so that you are not stirred
and moved as you ought to be by pro
fanities in these cities which are enough
to bring a hurricane of fire like that which
Do you know that this trivial use of
God's name results in perjury? Do you
know that people who take the name of
God on their lips in recklessness and
thoughtlessness are fostering the crime of
perjury? Make tho "name of God a foot
ball in the community, and it has no power
when in court-room and in legislative as
sembly it is employed in solemn adjura
tion! Seethe way sometimes they ad
minister the oath: "S help you God
kiss the book!" Smuggling, which is al
ways a violation of the oath, becomes in
some circles a grand joke. You say to a
"How is It possible for you to sell those
goods so very cheap? I can't understand
"Ah!" he replies, with a twinkle of the
eye, "the custom-house tariff of these
goods isn't as much as it might be." An
oath does not mean as much as it would
were the name of God used in reverence
and in SDlcmnity. Why is it that so often
jurors reuder unaccountable verdicts and
judges give unaccountable charges, and
useless railroad schemes pass in our State
capitols, and there are most unjust
changes made in tariffs tariff lifted from
one thing and put upon another?
What is an oath? Any thing solemn?
Any thing that calls upon ..." Almighty?
Any thing that marks an event m man's
history? Oh, no! It is kissing the book!
There is no habit, I tell you plainly and I
talk to hundreds and thousands of men to
day who will thank mo for my utterance
I tell you, my brother I talk to
you not professionally, but just as
one brother talks to another on some
very important theme I tell you there is
no habit, that so depletes a man's nature
as the habit of profanity. You might as
well try to raise vineyard and orchards
on the sides of belching Stromboli as to
raise any thing good ou a heart from
which there pours out the scoria of pro
fanity. You may swear yourself down;
you can not swear yourself up. When the
Mohammedan finds a piece of paper he
can not read, he puts it aside very cau
tiously for fear the name of God may be
on it. That is one extreme. We go to the
other. Now, what is the cure of this hab
it? It is a mighty habit. Men have strug
gled for years to get over it. There are
men in this house of God who would give
half their fortune to get rid of it. An aged
man was in the delirium of a fever. He
had for many years lived a most upright
life and was honored in all the commum
ty, but when he came into the delirium of
this fever he was full of imprecation and
profanity, and they could not understand
it. After he came to his right reason ho
explained it. He said:
"When I was a young man I was very
profane. I conquered tho habit, but I had
to struggle all through life. You haven't
for forty years heard me say an improper
word, but it has been an awful struggle.
The tiger is chained, but ho is alive yet."
If you would get rid of this habit, I want
you, my friends, to uwell upon the use
lessness of it. Did a volley of oatns ever
start a heavy load? Did they ever extir
pate meanness from a customer? Did
they ever collect a bad debt? Did they
ever cure a toothache? Did they ever
stop the twinge of the rheumatism? Did
they ever help you forward one step in the
right direction? Conic, now, tell mo, ye
wlio have had tho most experience in this
habit, how much have you made out of it?
Five thousand dollars in all your life?
No. One thousand?- .No. Ouo hundred?
No. Ono dollar? No. One cent? No. If
tho habit be so utterly useless, away with
But you say: "I have struggled to over
come the habit a long while, and I have
not been suz-cessfui." Yon struggled in
your own strength, my brother. If ever a
man wants God, it is in such a crisis of
his history. God alone by His grace can
emancipate you from that trouble. Call
upon Him day and night that you may bo
delivered from this crime. Remember,
also in the cure of this habit that it
arouses God's indignation. Tho Bible re
iterates from chapter to chapter, and verse
after verse, the fact that it is accursed for
this life and that it makes a man misera
ble for eternitv. There is not a sin in all
the catalogue that is so .often peremptori
ly and suddenly punished in this world as
the sin of profanity. Tiire is not a city
or a village but can give an illustration of
a man struck down at the moment of im
precation. A couple of years ago, briefly
referring to this in a sermon, I gave some
instances in which God had struck swear
ers dead at the moment of their profanity,
That sermon brought to me from many
parta of this land and other lauds state
ments of similar cases of instantaneous
visitation from God upon blasphemers.
My opinion is that such cases occur some
where every day, but for various reasons
they are not reported.
In Scotland a dab assembled every
week for purposes of wickedness, and
there was a competition as to which could
use the most horrid oath, and ihomaa
succeeded was to be president of the club,
The competition went on. A man tittered
an oath which confounded all bis com
rades, and he was chs-n president of the
club. His tongue beg in to swell, and it
protruded from his ir-outh, and ho could
not draw it in, and he died, and the, physi
cians said: '-This i the t raugest thing
we ever saw; tie nt-vr saw any account in
the books like unto it: w o.n't under
stand it." I understand if. He cursed
God and died.
At Cat.-kill, N. Y.. n group of men stood
m a t.i,v:i'-r.: Ii s slio;
thunder kImi-hi. 'I l;-r.-
during a violent
varne h crash of
the i tier) ii'euibk-d.
thunder :4ud ,-,,
Oiie tsau s;;i-l: "Why, 1 (!
yoa are afmid I ..in "
ct in Iroct vl i v,: .-f"
mighty. 1 am i"t ;
And he Ui'i n v:a;t-r i'H tii'
t lit out, und he -i boot:
Heavens, crying; ;-,Si,rike,
r u hfctt
i; i :.; i to t;
. t,..-et, cud
.- f .-t. the
and Instantly h fell under a bolt. What
destroyed him? Axy mystery about it?
Oh.no. He cursed God and died.
Oh, my brother, God will not allow till
sin to go unpunished. There are styles of
writing with manifold sheets, so that a
man writing on one sheet writes clear
through ten, fifteen or twenty shefts, and
so every profanity wo utter goes right
down through the leaves of God's book of
remembrance. It is no exceptional sin.
Do you think you could couut the profan
ities of last week the profanities of office,
6tore, shop, factory? They cursed God,
they cursed His word, they cursed His
One morning, on Fulton street, as I was
passing along, I heard a man swear by tha
name of Jesus. My hair lifted. My blood
ran cold. My breath caught. lav foot halt
ed. Do you not suppose that God is aggra
vated? Do you not suppose that God knows
about it? Dionvsius used to have a cave in
which hin culprits were incarcerated, and
he listened at the top of that cave, and ho
could hear every groan, he could hear
every sigh, and he could hear every whis
per of those who were imprisoned. - He
was a tyrant. God is not a tyrant; but ho
bends over this world and he hears every
thing every voice of praise, every voice
of imprecation. He hears it all. Tho oaths
seem to die on the air, but they have
eternal echo. They come back from tho
ages to come.
Listen! Listen! "All blasphemers shall
have their place in the lake which burnetii
with fire and brimstone, which is the
second death." And if, according
to the theory of somo, a man com
mits in the next world the sins which
he committed in this worid if un
pardoned, unregenerated think of a
man's going on cursing in the name of
God to all eternity.
The habit grows. You start with a small
oath, you will come to the large oath. I
aw a man die with an oath between his
teeth. Voltaire only gradually canio to
his tremendous imprecation ; but tha
habit grew on him until in tho last mo
ment, supposing Christ stood at the bed,
ho exclaimed: "Curse that wretch? Curse
that wretch!" Oh, my brother, you begin
to swear and there is nothing impossible
for you in the wrong direction.
Who is this God whose name you ara
using in swearing? Who is He? Is Ha a
tryrant? Has He pursued you all your
life long? lias Ho starved you, frozen
you, tyrannized over you? Nq. He has
loved you; He has sheltered you; He
watched you last night; Ho will watch you
to-night. Ho wants to lovo you, wants to
help you, wants to save you, wants to
comfort you. He was your father's God
and your mother's God. He has housed
them from the blast, and He wants to
shelter you. Will you spit in His face by
an imprecation? Will you ever thrust Ilim
back by an oath?
Who is this Jesus, whose name I heard
in tho imprecation? Has He pursued you
all your live long? What vilo thing has
He done to you that you should so dis
honor His name? Why, Ho was the Lamb
whose blood simmered in tho lircs of
sacrifice for you. Ho ii the brother that
took off His crown that you might put it
on. He has pursued you all your life long
with mercy. He wants yon to love Dim
wants you to serve Him. He comes with
streaming ryes and broken heart and
blistering feet to save you. On the craft
of our doomed humanity Ho pulled out
into the sea to take you off tho wreck.
Where is the hand that will ever bo lift
ed in imprecation again? Let that hand,
now blood-tipped, bo lifted that I may soo
it. Not one. Where is tho voice th;t will
ever be uttered in dishonoring tho naraa
of that Christ? Let it speak now. Not
one. Not one. Oh, 1 am glad to know
that all these vices of the community and
these crimes of our city will be gone.
Society is going to be bettered. Tho
world, by the power of Christ's Gospel, i.J
going to bo saved, and this crime, this in
iquity, and all the other iniquities will
vanish before the rising of the uu of
righteousness upon the nation.
There was ono day in New England
memorable for storm and - darknt hh. I
hardly ever saw such an evening. The
clouds which had been gathering all day
unlimbercd their batteries. Tho Housn
tonie, which flows quietly, savo tis 1 ho
paddles of pleasure parti, s rattle tho oar
locks, was lashed into foam, und th
waves hardly knew wheia to lay them-1
Oh ! what a time it whs ! The hills jarred
nndcr tho rumbling of God's chariots.
Blinding sheets of ruin drove the cattle to
tho bars, or beat against the window
pane us though to dash it in. Tho ijruin
fields threw their crowns of gold at the
foot of the storm-king. When night, cam
in it was double night. Its mantle was
torn with the lightnings, and into its lock
were twisted tho leaves of. uprooted oaid
and the shreds of canvas torn from tho
masts of tho beached shipping. It win
such a night as makes you thank God for
shelter, aud open tho door to lot in tho
spaniel howling outside with terror.
Wo weut to sleep undef tho full blast of
Heaven's great orchestra, the forests
with uplifted voices, In chorus that, filled
the mountains, praising tho Lord. We
woke not until the flirr-rs of the sunny
morn touched our eyelids. We looked out
the window and the Ilouwatonic Mepta
quiet as an infant's dream. Pillars of
clou Is set against the sky looked tc ths
castles of the blest buiU for heavenly hi
erarchy on the beach of th nzure f .u All
the trees sparkled us though Ui'rre had
been some great grief in Heaven, und e.t;U
leaf had been God appointed to c:itch an
angel's tear. It seemed ns if our Father
had looked upon tho earth, His wayward
child, and stooped to her tenr-wel, cheek
and kissed it. Ho will the darknes of sirr
and crime leave our world before th
dawn of the morning. The 1 ght shall gild
tho city spire and strike the forests of
Maine and tho masts of Mobile, und all
between. And one end resting on the At
lantic coast and tho other resting on tho
Pacifio beach, God will spring a great
raii.bow arch of peace, in token of ever
lasting covenant that the world shall ne ver
more see a deluge of crime. ;
"jlut," says some otic, "preaching
against the evils of society will n e.,m-plii-h
nothing. Do you not, sci lhat rtho
evils go right on?" I unswer, we kio not
at all discouraged.
It seemed insignificant for Moses to
stretch his hand over the Red sett. What
power could that have over the waters?
But the at wind blew all night; th
waters gathered Into two glittering pali
sades on either side. The billows reared
as God's hand pulled back upon ! 1 . i r crys
tal bits. Wheel into line. O Inrael! .March!
March ! Pearls crash under the, f -ct. The
shout of hosts mounting the bi a h an
swers the shout of hosts mid-sen, until, ua
the last line of the Israeli. es ha gained
the beach, tho shield clang, and
the cymbals clop, and as th; 'waters
whelm the pursuing foe, . tho swift
fingered winds ou tho white leys of tb
foftm p'y ttio grand march of I irael de
livered, and the wf ul dirgo of Kgypliun
overthrow. Howe go forth; and stretch
out, the hand of prayer and Christian ef
fort over these dark, boiling Maters of
crime and sin. "Aha! alia!" t y the
rie'dng world. Bit wait. The winds of
Divine help will begin to blow; 'th way
will clear for the great arn y of Chri-Mtoa
philanthropist; Ui glint rm
of the world's beni'ftceiir vi;
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