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VOL. XXIII. NO. 39.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1888.
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NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
The chief feature of tiie Kenate proceed
ings, on the 7th, worr Mr.' Keagnn's and Mr.
Poke's speeches in opposition to the Animal
Industry bill. The latter hail not finished his
speech when tho lull went over without action.
Petitions were presenter against placing
quirks lver on the free list: against territorial
irovernmcnt of Alaska, and In favor of a Na
tional bureau of harbors find waterways In
ths House the dny's iiroreeJings were marked,
bT the pass.ice of the River and Harbor bill.
I?r the Senate, on the sth, Mr. Voorhees made
n apology for unparliamentary language em
ployed by him in his debate with Senator In
Kila.on lh 1st. and Air. l'almer obtained leave
to have expunged from the Record the phrase
thus covered from beginning to end with the
trail of the serpent", which had been left un
rased In the manuscript copy of his speech,
but not uttered by hirn I: the house Mr.
Itryce had read a telegram and letter from Mr.
Hewitt, of New Yoi 1;. denying the charge that
he had apologized to the IJr.t.sh Minister for
having offered a resolution of Inquiry as to
the case of O'Donnell. under sentence of death
In Great Britain. ,
l! the Senate, on the 9th, t' e features of the
day's proceedings were the passage of the
Copyright bill ond the passage of the Railroad
Land Forfeiture bill, with amendments. The
latter was held up later on a motion of Sena
at or Call to reconsider, with a view to intro-
ductnganother amendment In the House,
the denial of Secictiiry P.mlirotl's member
ship in the Cot den Club, and a humorous letter
from Murat Ilalstead, explaining his connec
tion with that organl.alion, lent spice to the
tariff debate, which occup.ed almost the entire
Th feature of the day's proc-edlngs In the
Senate, on the loth, was the re-passage of the
Unearned Railroad L,and-;rant Forfeiture
bill In tho House, the discussion on the
Tariff Mil was resumed, ond occupied both
the dav and cvenini sessions.
Tut Senate was not in sess on on the 11th....
In the House discussion of the Tariff bill was
resumed, Mr. Scott, of 1'ennsyl vania, kpeaking
at great length In favor of the bill.
PERSONAL, AN It POLITICAL.
Om the Mh the serious illness of Em
peror Dora Pedro of Hrii7.il, who is Buffer
ing from mi attack of pleurisy, was unan
imously attested by his physicians.
The Senate passed the Unearned Laurt
Orant Forfeiture) bill on the 'Mi.
It is said that the Chinese Government
will show its grateful remembrance of
General "Chinese" Gordon by the erection
of monument in his honor on the fields
of his victories over the Taipiug rebels.
On the Oth Colonel Hubert Ingersoll de
Hvered the eulogy of Roscoe Conkling
before the members of the New York
Legislature and threo thousand citizens,
at Albany. It Is said to have been the
crowniug effort of the great orator's life,
and a glowing tribute to the worth of the
dead statesman and jurist, the guiding
principles of whose life his eulogist de
clared to bo intelligence, integrity and
AT Xullyvallin, Ireland, on tho 0th, the
trial of Mr. billion, under the Crimes act,
Oh the 8th Pitcher Hadbourne signed a
contract with the Boston Base-Ball Club.
It is said that ho is to receive $3,000, and
the money deducted from his salary while
tinder suspension last summer is to be re
funded to him.
A discrepanct of $9,300 was reported
by tho committee appointed to investigate
tho accounts of General James W. Ewing,
disbursing clerk of the beparment of
O.t the 8th a dead -lock occurred in the
Republican Congressional conference
convention of the Twenty-fourth district
of Pennsylvania, which met in Pittsburgh,
and nfter two days' sessions, during
which 640 ballots were taken without
change of result, the convention took a
recess uutil the :ilst.
On tho 15th tho Senate will take up the
Fisheries treaty in executive session.
The Senate .passed tho International
Copyright bill on the iith.
On tho Oth au address signed by 3,770
dissenting ministers was presented to
Mr. Gladstone, expressing tho sympathy
of the signers with tho work of reconcil
On the 10th the Michigan State Demo
cratic convention, held at Grand Rapids,
v1is unanimous in support of Cleveland's
administration and candidacy.
Rkciucskntative Scott, of Pennsylva
nia, is reported as saying that the ways
and means committee will never yield au
inch on the free-wool proposition, though
in other matters they may modify the
Tariff bill to secure votes.
On the Oth M. Do Freycinet, French Min
ister of War, accompanied by General
Fevrier and two other Generals, inspected
the forU around Toulon. It is expected
they will visit other jioints on the eastern
In o speech at Guildford, on tho Oth,
F.nrl Spencer said ha did not know any
one who could take exception to Mr. Par
liell's program-tie. Tho only course opeu
was to subscribe to its sentiments.
On tho 10th Hon. George K. Senoy was
renominated for Congress by the Demo
crats of tho Fifth Congressional district
of Ohio a Upper Sandusky.
It is given out that Rev. Lyman Abbott,
temporary pastor of Plymouth Church,
Brooklyn, has received and will accept a
call to tho permanent pastorate.
Whkn told that an effort was being
made to nominate htm for the vice-presidency,
cx-Senator Allen G. Thurman, of
Ohio, is repot ted to have laughed. Here
used to talk on the subject, but his son
Allen said tb.it his father would not con
sider such a thing for a moment.
On the ltth the Democratic State con
vention of Tennessee, in session a Nash
ville, Indorsed the administration of Pres
ident t.'lovelnnd. and elected A. M. Looney,
J. It. Godwin, II. II. Ingersoll aud J. G.
Brow a dele;a'es to St. Louis.
It is said that a fine portrait of the lato
Secretary Manning will grace the center
of a new twenty-dollar silver certificate.
By the probating of the will, it is shown
that Rev. Dr. James Drumrnond, a prom
inent minister if tho Episcopal Church,
who died recently in Cadiz, O., aged
eighty-four years, left a larfre proportion
of his estate to the Church Extension So
ciety. In Washington, on tho 11th, there was
some talk of a possible extension of the
tariff debate in the House uutil the 10th.
This extension is said to bo necessitated
by the fact tint a number of members
who dtsire to speak upon the bill can not
scour an opportunity in the time alreaay
allowed for the purpose.
AT Indianapolis, Did., on the 10th, it
was authoritatively repot ted that Judge
Woods had received an intimation from
Washington that tin decision in the elec
tion conspiracy cas; against Coy and
Bernhamer, th. D va nr.it io po iticiaus
convicted of tally-sheet frauds, would be
reversed by tin Dinted St.ites Supreme
On tho 11th the Democratic members of
the ways and means committee took up
the consideration of the various amend
ments to the Tariff bill which had b?ea
sent to tho committee.
On tho 11th John DiUou. the Irish patriot,
was sentenced to six months' '.m prison
raent without hard lab-ir, o a charge
made against him und ?r the Crimes act.
On the litis, in the British House of
Comnious, Mr. Wm. Smith, government
leader, declared that the statement pub
lished bv the Dublin Ctt'u.lie Weekly Jler-
tld, that the government had decided to
Irish Catholic college, was utter-
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Of the 11th the House committee on
post-offices and post-roads ordered a fa
vorable report on the bill to provide for
post-office buildings, at a cost not to ex
ceed $!3,000 each, at all places where the
gross receipts of the post-office for two
years or more preceding shall have ex
ceeded $3,000 in each year.
On the 11th the House committee on
acoustics and ventilation agreed to re
port the Dunham bill, making an appro
priation of $l."x),000 to enable A. De Baaset
to build an air ship to convey passongers
and freight through the air, and for other
CRISTE9 AM) CASUALTIES.
v The notorious "Biinky" Morgan, under
sentence to hang for the murder of De
tective Hulligan, at Ravenna, O., ha3 filed
a motion for leave to file a petition in error
in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Recently, in a duel at Nynregyhaza,
Hungary, a magistrate ' named Hegedues
was killed by Ids nephew.
On the 8th a terrible crush was caused
iu'the Thalia Theater, New York, by a
needless alarm of tire, in which several
women were injured and many others
In St. Paul, Minn., Joseph Robler and
Charles Miller were killed, and John Zart
badly injured by the fall of an elevator at
Hauim's brewery, on the Oth.
In New York, on the Oth, at a fire in
Brown's American Club stables. Foreman
Thomas (loss and Superintendent Mur
ray, of the Insurance Patrol, were injured
by the fall of an elevator.
At Hebron, W. Va., threo tramps broke
into the house of Jacob Morgan, an aged
farmer, and demanded his money. Upon
bis refusal they murdered him and then
robbed the house.
At Pittsburgh, Pa., in a fit of jealousy,
on the 10th, Charles Turner, aged fifty
one, shot and killed his wife, Augusta
Turner, aged forty-five, and then blew his
own brains out.
On the loth a collision occurred on East
river, between the ferryboats Montana
and Republic. Both boats were pretty
well crowded, and the usual panic ensued,
but no one was seriously injured. Tho
boats ply between New York City and
On the Oth the dam at Hamlin, Mich.,
went out carrying two million feet of logs
out into Lake Michigan, together with
seventeen houses on trie bank of the creek.
The life-saving station had a narrow es
cape. The l ouses were deserted in antici
pation of the flood.
On the 10th Cashier Win. F. Royce of
the Willimantic (Conn.) Savings Bank
was arrested for alleged falsification of
On the 10th St. Paul's Episcopal Cathe
dral, at Buffalo, N. Y., was destroyed by
fire resulting from a natural gas.explo
sion. During the day at least a dozen
other explosions occurred in the same
On the 11th seventeen persons were
reported fatally injured in a rear-end
collision on the Erie railroad, between
Orange and Newark, N. J.
In Cincinnati, Henry Munzbrock, the
first saloon-keeper found guilty under the
Owens Sunday-Closing law, was fined $50
and costs and sentenced to ten days in the
At Greensboro, Ga., on the 11th, Geo.
McDuffle, a negro preacher, was hanged
for the murder of William Cheney, also
Thk notorious Diss Debars will be tried
in New York City on the 23d.
Enoch McMahon and his farm hand,
who were cremated in the burning resi
dence of the former, near Summittvillo,
Ind., on the Oth, it is suspected, were first
murdered by robbers, who afterward tared
On tho 10th eighteen miners were tilled
oughtright and many injured by a fall of
rocks in amine at Stassfurt, Saxony.
On the 11th James H. Murray, a line
man in the employ of nn electric light
company in New York City, was killed by
a shock while repairing an eloctric-light
At Glencoe, Can., the temporary bridge
used in the construction of the new iron
bridgo over tho Thames river gave way,
on tho 10th, precipitating six men into the
water below. Alexander atterworth
and William Lamb were instantly killed.
The others were seriously injured.
At Buffalo, N. Y., ontlio 11th, John Cul-
len was sentenced to imprisonment for
life for killing his mother with an axe in
On the ith the following bonds were
offered to tho Government: fl, 006, 000
registered 4s, at 120 S to 127; 15,800 cou
pon 4s, at 12B'i i to 127; $.lt3,000 registered
4Ss, at 107 to 107 ; 12,ihhi coupon 4 .'is,
at 108. Total, $l,tTi,80. Tho following
were accepted by the Government: $1,000
registered 4s, at l'.('. ; .7,800 coupon 4s, at
120 to 12G',' ; $3,000 registered 4 'is, at 107
It is reported that the plan to reorganize
tho Nevada Bank of San Francisco has
been declared a failure, aud that the "bo
nanza millionaires will have to wind up
On tho 7th It was feared that any at
tempt to enforce the Pope's decree against
the plan of campaign and boycotting in
Ireland would result in an open revolt of
the laity of the country against the church
Complaints nave recently been received
by the Treasury Department from art
dealers that works of art are being im
ported free of duty under representations
that they are to be temporarily exhibited
and re-exported, but which are in fac
sold in this country. More stringent regti
lations to prevent such evasions will be
It is reported that tho special naval
board, convened on the claim of Cramp
Sons for an extension of time on the
cruiser Baltimore, the gunboat Yorktown
and the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, have
recommended that the contractors bo al
lowed four months over the time specified
for the completion of each vessel, without
paying the daily penalty of twenty-five
dollars on each vessel.
Thk convention of the Ancient Order ef
Hibernians, in session in New York City,
adjourned on the 10th.
A FAVOnABLK report on the bill provid
ing for the allotment of lands in severalty
to the Indians upon the Oneida reserva
tion in Wisconsin, has been ordered
by the House committee on Indian af
fairs. The Ixrd Mayor of Dublin, in accord
ance with a requisition signed by sixty
six members of Parliament, has appointed
a meeting, on May 17, for the purpose of
discussing the papal rescript.
On the 8th a riot occurred at Danman
way, Ireland, while tho police were effect
ing the removal of some prisoners to
Cork. The police charged upon the riot
ers with batons, and dispersed them.
On the 8th the followiug bonds were of
fered to the Government: 2,(i20,oo) regis
tered 4s, at 127; $,".0H) t-oupou 4s, at 120 ',
$1,310,000 registered 4 '3s, t b; ' to 108',.
Total, $4,013,000. The bonds accepted by
the Government were: Registered 4s, $iV),
at 120','; coupon 4s, $.-,.W, at 120V-
In Sudbnry, Mass., tho famous old tav
ern which Longfellow immotaiizod in his
"Tales of a Waysids Inn," was sold at
auction on the Oth. It U some two hun
dred years old-
On the Oth the following bonds were of
fered to the Government: $2,42.".0OO regis
tered 4s, at 127; $8 Kl coupon 4s, at 127;
$.56,000 registered 4Ss, 107 S ; $4.0oi)
coupon 4 at l!8; of which $l:iO.HU 4 'i
per cent, registered bonds wei- accepted
at 107 V.
It is reported tliat the steamr S. B.
Hater, which let, the pott -t Baylield,
Wis., on tlie7tli. tor Pulttt1!, is wedged in
the ice yotnewlift c on the route, and i) e1
, to run short uf coal acd ioviion.
On the 10th,among the bills approved by
the President, were the following: To
authorize the city of Chicago to erect a
crib in Lake Michigan for water-works
purposes; to amend the act authorizing
the Postmaster-Genei al to adjust certain
claims of postmaster for loss by burg
lary, fire, etc.; authorizing the erection of
a public building at Lancaster, Pa.
On the 10th the following bonds were
offered to the Government: $3,32-), 000 reg
istered 4s, at 127 to 127.33; $770,000 coupon
4s, at 127 to 127 V; $110,500 registered 4 s,
at 10TV to 108; $57,000 coupon 4s, at W1X
to 107,'; of which $20,000 registered 4Ks
were accepted at 107 J.
Thk stoppage of work in a Minnesota
quarry, it is report ea, will prevent tne
completion of the Chicago Auditorium in
time for the Republican National conven
tion. In Washington delegates from the
Wrool-Growers' associations of Ohio, In
diana and Texas are lobbying against the
free-wool clause in the Mills Tariff bill. J
On the 7th the steamship Bolivia, which j
left New York ApriMOth, with party of j
Mexican pilgrims on board, bound for
Rome, arrived at Naples.
It is announced that the trotting match
for the Sportsman's stake of $3,000, with
$1,000 entrance fee added, to take place at
Rochester, N. Y., on July 4, is off, Mr.
Hamlin, owner of Belle Hamlin, declining
to nominate that horse.
A reduced condition of winter wheat
in the Central States, as a result of low
temperature and deficient rainfal is
shown by the Department of Agriculture
May crop report, issued on the 10th.
On the Oth the Progressive Cabinet-
Makers' Union of New York City placed a
boycott on the Pioneer, an Anarchist pa
per of Chicago, because it allowed itself
to be frightened into keeping its actions
within the law.
On the 11th advices from Rio Janeiro
stated that the Brazilian Chamber of Dep
nties had passed a bill for the immediate
abolition of slavery.
It is stated that the proposed opening
of the great Sioux reservation will be of
no present benefit to would-be settlers,
as three years must elapse before the
necessary signatures by the Indians, sur
veys, etc., can be completed, after which
only homesteaders can occupy it.
In order to put a stop to tho admisssion
of Chinese immigrants to the colony the
Government of New Zealand has adopted
the novel expedient of proclaiming all
Chinese ports as infected.
It is said that the Mexican Secretary of
War has notified army officers along th
border that hereafter the penalty of death
will be imposed for crossing over into the
United States with troops and interfering
with the affairs of citizens of a friendly
At Newport, Ky., the new barracks will
be named Ft. Hancock, and will be used
as a resting place for troops that have
been on active duty.
At the meeting of the National Assem
bly of Retail Lumbermen at Davenport,
la., recently, officers were elected as fol
lows: President, J. P. Smith, of Fowler,
Ind.; vice-president, J. R. Cunningham,
of Norborne, Mo.; secretary and treas
urer, W. C. Wright, of Chicago.
On the 11th it was stated that the Ne
vada Bank of San Francisco would soon
be reorganized. It was said that the new
president would have $."00,000 of the stock,
and the new cashier $-230,000. Flood and
Mackay will assume ali bad debts, and
will take the shares not subscribed for.
Fair has received all the money he put in
after the wheat deal, amounting to $2,
500,000. It is reported that the House committee
on Pacific railroads has decided to formu
late a bill dealing with the indebtedness
of tho Central Pacific railroad to the Gov
ernment. The Union Pacific bill, already
reported, will bo taken as a basis for the
In the vicinity of Waterloo, la., up to
the 10th, rain had fallen on fifty consecu
tive days, the rainfall being over seven
inches. The precipitation was general all
over Northern Iowa.
On the 11th the Secretary of the Treasury
sent to the House a communication re
commending that $10,000 be appropriated
to supply a deficiency in the salaries of
government store-keepers and gaugers.
'On the 11th Mayor Smith of Cincinnati
issued an order to the superintendent of
police of that city, that officers be in
structed to arrest on the spot, in their re
spective districts, all saloon-keepers
found violating the Owens law.
The Fisheries treaty has been passed by
both houses of the Newfoundland Legis
lature. It is said that the people of Buffalo, N.
Y., ore disposed to hold the natural gas
company responsible for all damages oc
casioned by the series of explosions which
took plaoe in that city on the 10th.
Thb Red River Valley is overflowed in
ome localities from the hills of Arkansas
to the hills of Texas.
The Illinois Central and Yicksbnrg &
Meridian Railroad companies will baild a
$40,000 union depot at Jackson, Miss.
The Postmaster General has arranged
for an additional fast line train betweea
Louisville, Ky-, and Montgomery. Ala.,
via Bowling Green, Nashville, Decatur and
Birmingham. The train will leave Louis
ville at 6:30 o'clock a.m. daily, arriving at
Montgomery at 9:43 o'clock p.m.
Thk total jamount of bonds purchased
on the 12th by the Treasury Department
under the recent circular, is 18,770,700, at a
cost of $22,484,705. The saving in interest
Measures were adopted in George H.
Thomas Post, No. 5, G. A. R., of Chicago,
on the 12th, to proccre a decision from
Commauder-in-Chief Ilea of that organiza
tion of E. D. Baker Post, Philadelphia, ad
mitting the Confederate Gen. Joe Johnston
to contributory membership.
Robert Kino killtd another negro in
Justice Adams' office, in Warren county,
Miss., on the 11th. The killing was unpro
voked and is stamped as a diabolical mur
der. The murderer was arrested.
The river at St. Louis is in an ugly mood
and rising rapidly. Telegrams from Can
ton and Alexandria, Mo., state that the
river has almost raacbed the flood stage of
1882, and that the railroad tracks are
under water and the inhabitants are panic
stricken at the (outlook. QTbe farmers on
the American bottom, between Alton and
Cairo, are greatly agitated and fear a
repetition of the great inundation of 1SS2.
Thk Tri-County Teachers Association,
representing the counties of Obion, Weak
ley and Gibson, will convene in Union
City, Tenn., the first Saturday iD June.
Wili, Evans, a negrj of previous good
character, and F. II. Phillips, a young
white man of good family, were convicted
in the Circuit Court at Camden, Ark., on
the lltli for bog stealing and sentenced
each to one year in the penitentiary.
Dr. E. Stone Wioorxs predicts an earth
quake in California between now and
Oetoler, saying it will move across the
Pacific from Asia.
A siNC.rjLAR second marriage is reported
from CrffWford, Ga., the parties being Mr.
J. M. Nortoo, offTexarkana, and his former
wife, from w hom he had been separated
ten years. At tbe time be married his
wife. Mis Lucy Hall was a youjig lady of
great popularity and the wedding was the
affair of the day in Athens. The young
couple remained together tint a short time,
when a mysterious separation took place
and a divorce followed. The lauly returned
to her tiareuts aud Mr. Norton went XSeat
to Texarkana. He lately reopened cor
retoiiilence with bin former wife, and a
reconciliation, w ua effected, resulting la
4 Bad Wreck on tlie Erie Railway Nel
the West End of the lSerjten Tunnel A
Number of Passengers Injured, But
None Killed Outright.
Jersey City, N. J., May 11. A bad ac
cident is reported on the Erie railroad
this morning, between Orange and New
ark, N. J. It is reported that an express
train from Orange ran into a Newark
passenger train and. that twelve persons
were injured, fatally. At the office of the
Erie road in Newark tho report was con
firmed. The officials stated that the acci
dent occurred at the west end of the
J ersey City tunnel, and was caused by the
Orange express running into the rear ot
the Newark train. Fifteen persons on
the Newark train were injured, but none
Later particulars say the acci
dent occurred near West End sta
tion, on the Erie railroad, just
outside of Bergen Hill tunnel. A way
train from Newark was at a standstill
about three l.unir.U yards from the west
ern end of the tunnel, waiting for a main
line train to pass through, when the
Orange express came rushing around the
curve on the branch line. The heavy loco
motive of the express cut its way into the
local, piling cars on top of each other and
entirely telescoping the two rear ones.
The last car was completely crushed and
splintered, fragments of timber and
broken glass inflicting ugly wonnds on
the passengers. The locomotive of the
express was partly thrown from the track,
and the fore jiart of the boiler broken in.
The following is a list of the injured:
Theodore Ball, 27 Kearney street, New
ark, N. J. ; spine injured.
John J. Stevenson, Franklin, N. J. ; leg
D. D. Hobart, Franklin, N. J.; leg
S. Fitzmaurice, Essex, N. J. ; hands in
jured. P. Brownler, Essex, N. J. ; leg and chest
O. Burling, Woodside, N. J.; head and
J. Hochstresser, Franklin, N. J. ; leg
James Wendel, Newark; head bruised.
John Clarke, Franklin, N. J. ; internally
C. H. Hobart, Franklin ; arm bruised.
E. V. Baldwin, Bentley, N. J.
M. Hustable, Belleville; injured about
Miss Baldwin, Newark; bruised about
Jno. J. Fleiserman, Franklin; ankle
sprained and leg bruised.
C. E. Brown, Essex, N. J. ; leg hurt and
chest badly bruised.
Ball and Stevenson are not expected to
A gang of railroad hands are employed
clearing away the wreck. It is feared
that some of the worst injured lie uncon
scious under the debris.
Reunion of the Survivors of the Famous
Guerilla Band at Blue Spring, Mis
souri. Blue Springs, Mo., May 11. Mrs. Car
oline Quantrel, the mother of the famous
guerilla bandit, William Clark Quantrel,
is here to day attending a reunion of her
son's old command. She is from Canal
Dover, O., and is accompanied by W. W.
Scott, the editor of the Iron Val
ley Reporter, published at Canal
Dover, who is engaged in col
lecting materials for a " complete
history of the great guerilla. Mrs. Quan
trel is a pleasant, sprightly old lady, six
ty-seven years of age on April 7, last.
Those present at the reunion are W. H.
Gregg, Quantrel's First Lieutenant, who
lives at Independence : Wash Hollar, War
ren Welch, William Jones, Blue Springs;
Hiram George, John Hicks, Oak
Grove; Andy J. Walker, Lebeck, John
Kozer, J. F. Gregg, Grain Valley; Line
Witchett; George . Wiggington, Lee
Summit; William Hulz, Little Bluei John
Graham, Lake City. This is the first re
union that has taken place since Quan
trel's death in the Sisters' Hospital,
Louisville. Ky., June 6, 1805. The men are
rough, grizzled specimens of humanity,
having retaiued, to a large extent, their
looks and bearings of the old days. Their
eyes flash as brightly as ever. The wild
scenes of a score of years ago are re
called. They speak freely of the cold
bioouea murders in wnicn tney .had a
hand. Andy AValker, son of Morgan
Walker, was Quantrel's first assistant in
the State of Missouri. Quantrel came
from Kansas with three men to steal
slaves and stock, and they visited the
farm of Martin Walker, a place on which
were a hundred horses and always a num
ber of slaves.
Quantrel, for some fancied wrong, de
cided to betray his companions, whose
names were Charley Hall, Henry Lipsey
and Charlie Southwick. Hall had become
the dread of the community as the ''ped
dler spy." Quantrel and Andy Walker,
assisted by one or two others, killed all
three of the men, and from that time
forth were together. Captain Gregg,
as he is called, tells how Quan
trel and his band first be
gan the indiscriminate slaughter of
citizens and soldiers. One morning while
the band was camped on the Little Blue
near Independence a St. Louis paper was
brought in by one of the men and Quantrel
read aloud from it- A proclamation of
General Halleck outlawing the band and
ordering the members shot or hung
wherever found. Oa the very next day a
Union soldier was captured and
shot down by Quantrel himself with
the remark: "Halleck orders, but
we draw blood." All the men deny that
Quantrel carried a black flag.. Other
members of the band who are known to
be alive and were not present to-day are
Harrison Trow, Si Fiatmery and Tom
Hultz, residing in Vernon County; John
McCorkle, Pettis County; Frank James
and Allen Parmer, Tex.; Sam Con
stable, near Lee's Summit.; Geo. Maddox,
McDonald County; David Pool and John
Pool, Carroll County; Fletcher Taylor
and John Ross, Joplin; Dave Hilton,
Colorado; Geo. Shepherd, Jackson Ocua
ty; John Barnhill and Randall Venable,
Independence; J. J. Hall. Samuel's
The Coy aud Iternhamar afi.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 11. It was au
thoritatively reported here last night that
Judge Wroods had received an intimation
from Washington that the decision in the
election conspiracy case against Coy and
Bernhamer, the Democratic poll
ticians convicted of tally-sheet
frauds, would be reversed by the United
States Supreme Court, and in conse-
oueuce he postjioned the argument on the
third trial of their accomplices, which
has been in progress, for several days.
Coy and Bernhamer, who are now in jail
here, are jubilant over the hopeful pros
pects for their release.
The Hutch TnidT.
New York, May 11. The Htrnld this
morning publishes an account of an in
terview with Mrs. Lillian W. Scofield, in
which she makes the statement which she
says she proposes to make before the
coroner at the Hatch inquest to-day.
She reiterates her previous insertions
with regard to the evert oa the night on
which Hatch i as H'.led, and io ref utation
of the "P.mlrfer dame turv, shwed two
statf mnls of her tiujui iul a- ouuts with
W. T. Hatch aud son. Hue showed that
she had with th; tir-n a I alauce ..1 $I'M13,
and the other le-. I ii i I the j..s- -ion of
''X shares of Maiihatinu stock, 2'jy ra.'ifco
Hail and .1'J0 Wcstcru X'ioii, '
Mad dogs have been creating some ex
citement in Hot Springs! Ark., and the
police are waging a war of extermination
against canine waifs.
Andrew Logan, a white boy, seventeen
years of age, was burned to death by his
mother's residence at Nashville, Tenn.,
catching fire while he was asleep.
Mrs. Rowena Peyton, a well-known
match peddler at Atlanta, Ga.. entered
the police station a few days ago, out of
breath, and stated that she had lost a
pocket-book containing $314.20. An hour
later a little boy turned the pocket-book
ovef to the police."
William Hoffman, a convalescent pa
tient in the Newport News & Mississippi
Valley Railway Hospital at Paducah, Ky.,
swallowed a chew of tobacco a few days
ago. It threw him into a violent fit of hic
coughing, and he absolutely hiccoughed
himself to death in spite of every effort of
the surgeons to save him.
John Cowper was shot dead a few days
ago by McCrary Hart in Cnmpbell Coun
ty, Ga. An old feud had. eiisted between
the parties growing out of a disputed land
line. Cowper rode up to Hart's residence
for the purpose, it is said, of having an
explanation. Hart claims that Cowper's
advance was for a hostile purpose, and
that in shooting him down he only acted
Miss Willie Thomas, daughter of Prof.
W. J. Thomas, residing near Gadsden,
Ala., was shot and probably fatally wound
ed a few nights ago by her brother, Albert
Thomas. The young lady made a noise
at the window of the room occupied by
her brother, who armed himself, and.
stepping to the door, ordered the visitor
to halt. Miss Thomas would not an
swer, but ran away, followed by her
brother, who did not recognize her. He
fired, and the bu llet entered the groin.
The fifth May festival of Virginia and
North Carolina was held at Petersburg,
Va., last week. The festival chorus num
bered 250 voices.
In the United States Court at Fort Smith,
Ark., Burreh Odenwood was acquitted of
murder, on his second trial on the same
The lumber dealers of Louisville, Ky.,
have organized an exchange with sub
scriptions amounting to $50,000.
Georgia negroes are looking forward
with interest to a liberal yield of persim
mons, the trees of which were covered
Citizens of Louisville, Ky., made a sub
scription of $200,000 to establish a cotton
mill. Machinery will be secured, a build
ing constructed and the mill set running
The Mississippi State Press Association
selected Greenville as the place for its
next meeting, on the second Wednesday
in May. 1889.
William Hopkins, who was to have been
hanged in Rabun County, Ga., last Fri
day, was respited by Governor Gordon.
Hopkins is the man who stoned a stranger
to death at a country church because he
wore a "biled" shirt.
United States revenue officers arrested
a moonshiner named George Hale, at
Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va., a few
days ago, while he was peddling illicit
whisky from an ox cart. While on the
way to jail the guards were overpowered
by a crowd of 150 men and the prisoner
The establishment of pigeon message
service in connection with the signal office
at Key West, Fla., is a foregone conclu
sion since the order has been promulgated
by General Greely, who has the matter in
charge, for the necessary loft fixtures and
training baskets, to be fitted up at once.
Nine convicts escaped from the Inman
mines in Tennessee, a few nights ago,
during the absence of the keeper of the
prison at the Democratic convention at
Nashville. One of the prisoners who
escaped was the notorious John White,
who robbed the Southern Express Com
pany of $500 in Chattanooga last falL He
was under a sentence of three years.
General George D. Dibrell, one of the
leading public men of Tennessee, died a
few days since, at his residence, in Sparta.
Two years ago General Dibrell was the
most formidable competitor of Hon.
Robert L. Taylor for th e nomination for
Governor. He was a native of White
County, Tenn., and had reached the age
of sixty-three years.
A strange case of perverted taste is re
ported from Indian creek, in the vicinity
of Martin's Mills, Tenn. A boy about ten
years of age has acquired a mania for
eating flies, and will turn away from the
daintiest dishes for this, his favorite diet.
The family have no idea how he contracted
such a disgusting habit, and all efforts to
break him of it have proved in vain.
A committee of the Ladies' Confederate
Monument Association called on Mr. Jef
ferson Davis a few days ago and invited
him to participate . in the . cerem ony of
laying the corner-stone of the Confeder
ate monument at Jackson, Miss., on the
20th inst. Mr. Davis expressed great will
ingness and desire to be present, and will
attend if the state of his health permits.
In the dreadful affair at Blount's Creek,
N. C, recently, in which a man named Fra-
zier shot and killed John A. Cox, because
the latter refused sell to him liquor, Fra
zier fled, but was captured and was rescued
from tho captors during the night, taken
to the spot where he fired on Ccx, and was
there shot literally to pieces by unknown
A young hardware merchant of Fre
donia, Ky., named I. C. Renfrew, was
found dead in his bed at that place a few
mornings since. An empty bottle that had
contained morphine was lying near the
bedside, indicating suicide. Before retir
ing Renfrew remarked to his room-mate
that he considered death much preferable
to the life of misery that he was living,
owing to his ill-health. -
Colonel James McCarty, of Walton
County, Go., was recently reported miss
ing from his home. He was seventy years
of age, and had recently lost his wife by
death. As he had relatives in Alabama
it was supposed he hod gone to visit them,
until some . boys, in passing through
Mount Zion Cemetery, found his dead
body lying across the grave of his wife.'
The body was buried beside that of the
wife for whom he hod grieved himself to
Pat Gilmore is "doing" the South.
Mrs. Sallie McCoy, of Monteagle, Tenn.,
celebrated her one hundred and second
birthday April 15. Her husband, who
died three years ago, was twelve years hex
senior, having lived to the age of one hun
dred and twelve. "Aunt Sallie" is still
cheery and talkative, though almost blind
Fred Busby, a nine-year-old lad living
in Chattanooga, Tenn., stole a mule a few
days ago and rode it off. After an excit
ing chase by the officers he was finally
captured and locked up in jail. Within
the past few mouths he has run away from
home twice, the first time being found at
Knoxville, the second at Trenton, Ga.
In a collision on the river at New
Orleans two St. Louis barges were sunk.
There is great excitement on Coppei
Ridge, eight miles north of Knoxville
Tenn., caused by the discovery of Datura,
gas. Several men were digging a shatt in
search of manganese and had reached a
depth of forty feet, when the whole bot
tom was blown out by a stream of gas
Bevei al mineralogists have gone to ex
amine the phenomenon.
Thotna-d Durden, a nia'-ury oontracto!
on the line of tli Powell's Valley rail
road, in Tennessee, was killed a tew day:
ttiu by a stone from a blfvst. His skill'
a literally mashed lu a jellv, and deaf u
h.is almost instantaneous, lie Jeave
i Lre and children.
The Value of Man's Soul Compared
With that of the World.
The Difference to be Measured by the
Inestimable Price Paid for tho
. Former In the Sacrifice
"Loss and Gain" was the subject chosen
by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage for a recent
eermon in Brooklyn Tabernacle. His text
What shall it profit a man, if he shall pain
the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark
I am accustomed, Sabbath by Sabbath,
to stand before an audience of bargain
makers. There may be men in all occu
pations sitting before me, yet the vast ma
jority of them, I am very well aware, are
engaged from Monday morning to Satur
day night in the store. In many of the
families of my congregation, -across the
breakfast table and the tea table, are dis
cussed questions of loss and gain. Yon
are every day asking yourself: "What is
the value of this? AT hat is the value of
that?" You would not think of giving
something of greater value for that which
is of lesser value. You would not
think of selling that which costs
you ten dollars for five dollars.
If you had property that was
worth fifteen thousand dollars, you would
not sell it for four thousand dollars. You
are intelligent in all matters of bargain
niakiDg. Are you as wise in the things
that pertain to the matters of the soul?
Christ adapted his instructions to the cir
cumstances of those to whom he spoke.
WThen he talked to fishermen, he spoke of
the Gospel net. When he talked to the
farmers he said: "A sower went forth to
sow." When he talked to the shepherds
he told the parable of the lost sheep. And
am I not right, when, speaking this morn
ing to an audience of bargain-makers,
that I address them in the words of my
What shall it profit a man. If he shall gain
the whole world and lose his own soul?
I propose, as far as possible, to estimate
and compare the value of two properties.
First, I have to say that the world is a
very grand property. Its flowers art
God's thoughts in bloom. Its rocks' are
God's thoughts in stone. Its dew drops
are God's thoughts in pearL This world
is God's child a wayward child, indeed;
it has wandered off through the heavens.
But about 1888 years ago, one Christmas
night, God sent out a sister world to call
that wanderer back, and it hnng over
Bethlehem only long enough to get the
promise of the wanderer's return; and
now that lost world, with soft feet of
light, comes treading back through the
heavens. The hills, how beautiful they bil
low up tho edge of the wave whito with
the foam of crocuses I How beautiful the
rainbow, the arched bridge on which
Heaven and earth come and talk to each
other in tears, after the storm is overl
How nimble the feet of the lamplighters
who in a few minute-i set all the dome of
the night ablaze with brackets of fire 1
How bright the oar of the saffron cloud
that rows across Vie deep sea of Heaven!
How Deautiful tie spring, with bridal
blossoms in her Hair ! I wonder who it is
that beats time -n a June morning for the
bird orchestra. How gently the harebell
tolls its f ragraftce on the air 1 There may
be grander worlds, swarthier worlds,
larger world than this ; but I think that
this is a rrost exquisite world a mig
nonette on he bosom of immensity!
"Oh," yt a say, "take my soul! give me
that wor' 1 1 I am willing to take it in ex
change I am ready now for the bargain.
It is so beautiful a world,so sweet a world,
bo grand a world !"
But let us look more minutely into the
value of this world. You will not buy
property unless you can get a good title
to it. After you have looked at the prop
erty and fonnd out that it suits you, you
send an attorney to the public office and
he examines the book of deeds, and the
book of mortgages, and the book of judg
ments, and the book of liens, and he de
cides w hether the title is good before you
will have any thing to do with it. There
might oe a splendid property, and in
every way exactly suited to your want;
but if you can not .rjet a good title, you
will not take it. Now, I am here
this morning to say that it is
impossible to get good title to this
world. If I settle down upon it, in the
very year I so settle down upon it as a
permanent possession, I may be driven
away from it. Aye, in five minutes after
I give up my soul for the world I may have
to part with the world; and what kind of
a title do you call that? There is only one
way in which I can hold an earthly pos
aession. and that is through the senses.
All beautiful sights through the eye, but
the eye may be blotted out; all captivat
ing sounds through tho ear, but my ear
may be deafened; all lusciousness of
fruits and viands through my taste, but
my taste may become destroyed;, all ap
preciation of culture and of art through
my mind, but I may lose my mind. What
a frail hold, then, I have upon any earthly
In courts of law, if you want to get a
man off a property you must serve upon
him a writ of ejectment, giving him a cer
tain time to vacate the premises; bnt
when death comes to us and serves a writ
of ejectment, he does not give us one sec
ond of forewarning. He says:
"Off of this place ! You have no right
any longer in the possession." We might
cry out :
"I gave you one hundred thousand dol
lars for that property;" the plea would be
of no avail. We might say :
"We have a warranty deed for that
property;" the plea would be of no avail.
We might say:
"We have a lien on that store house;"
that would do us no good. Death is blind,
and he can not see a seal, and can not
read an indenture. So that, first and last,
I want to tell you that when you propose
that 1 give np my soul for the world, you
can not give me the first item of title.
Having examined the title of a proper
ty, your next question is about insurance.
Yon would not be silly enongh to buy a
large warehouse that could not possibly
be insured. You would not have any
thine to do with such a property, Now, I
ask you what assurance can you give me
that this world is not going to be burned
up? Absolutely none. Geologists tell us
that it is already on fire; that the heart of
the world is one great living coal; that it
is just like a ship on fire at sea, the flames
not bursting out because the hatches are
kept down. Aud yet you propose to palm
off on me, in return for my soul, a world
for which, in the first place, you give no
title, and in the second place, for which
you can give no insurance. "Oh," you
say, "the water of the oceans will wash
over all the laud aud put out the fire."
Oh no. There are inflammable elements
in the water, hydrogen and oxygen. Call
off the hydrogen and the Atlantic and the
Pacific oceans would blaze like heaps of
shavings. You want me to take this
world, for which you can give no possible
Astronomer have swept their tele
scopes through the ky, and have fonnd
out that there have bteu thirteen worlds,
Si the last two ceuturie-i. that bav dis
appeared. At first they looked ju.-t like
other vtoHd-. 'I'lit-u they p.,t deeply red
hey t ie u rise. '1 beo ih-y f(x,t a-ben,
howiiijf th::t they were burned down.
Then they di-ap; eared, t bow iug th.V even
the hIi" we're scattered. At.d if the
geoioui't be right iu his prophesy, then
oui world is to t'o in the mt way. And
yet you want me to exchange my soul for
it Ah, no; it is a world that is burning
now. Suppose you brought nn insurance
agent to look at your property for . the
purpose of giving you a policy upon it,
and while he stood in front of th" house
he should say: "That house is on fire
now in the basement," you could not get
any insurance upon it. Yet you talk
about this world as though it were a safe
investment, as though you could get some
insurance upon it, when down in the base
ment it i.3 on fire.
I remark, also, that this world is a prop
erty with which every bo.ly who has takeu
it as a possession has ha 1 trouble. Now,
I know a large reach of land that is not
built on. I ask what is lh,? matter, and
they reply that every lody who has had
any thing to do with that property got
into tronble about it. It is just so with this
World, every body that has had any thing
to do with it, as a possession, has been in
perplexity. How was it with Lord Byron?
Did he not sell his immortal soul for the
purpose of getting the world? Was he
satisfied with the possession? Alas! ala3!
the poem graphically describes his case
when it says:
Dranlc every cup of joy.
Heard every trump of fame :
Drank early, deeply drank.
Drank draughts which common millions might
Then died of thirst because there was no more
Oh, yes, he had trouble with it; and so
did Napoleon. After conquering nations
by the force of his sword, he lies down to
die, his entire possession the military
boots that he insisted on having upon his
feet while he was dying. So it has been
with men who hod be'ter ambition.
Thackeray, one of the most genial and
lovable souls, after ho had won" the ap
plause of all intelligent lands through his
wonderful genius, sits down in a restaur
ant in Paris, looks to tho other end of the
room and wonders whose that forlorn and
wretched face is; rising up after awhile,
he finds that it is Thackeray in the mirror.
Oh, yes, this world is a cheat. Talk about
a man gaining the world! Who ever
gained half of tho world? Who ever
owned a hemisphere? Who ever gained a
continent? Who ever owned Asia? Who
ever gained a city? Who ever owned
Brooklyn? Talk about gaining the world 1
No man ever gained it, or the hundred
thousandth part of it;. You are de
manding that I sell my soul, not for the
world, but for a fragment of it. Here is a
man who has had a large estate for forty
or fifty years. He lies down to die. You
say, "That man is worth millions and
millions of dollars!" Is he? You call up
a surveyor, with his compass and chains,
and you say:
"There is a property extending three
miles in one direction, and three miles in
Is that the way to measure that man's
property? No! You do not want any
surveyor, with his compass and chains.
That is not the way you want to measure
that man's property now. It is an under
taker that you need, who will come and
put his finger in his vest-pocket, and take
out a tape-line, and he will measure five
feet nine inches one way, and two and
one-half feet the other way. That is the
man's property. Oh, no; I forgot; not so
much as that, for lie does not own even
the place in which he lies in the ceme
tery. The deed to that belongs to the
executors and the heirs. Oh, what prop
erty you propose to give me for my soul I
If you sell a bill of goods you go into the
counting-room and say to your partner:
"Do you think that man is good for this
bill? Can he give proper security? Will
he meet this payment?"
Now, when you are offered this world as
a possession, I want you to test the mat
ter. I do not want you to go into this bar
gain blindly. I want you to ask about the
title, about the insurance, about whether
men have ever had any trouble with it,
about whether you ran keep it, about
whether you car. get all, or the ten-thousandth,
or one hundred-thousandth part
There is the world now. I shall say no
more about it. Make up your mind for
yourself, as I 3'i.Ul before God have to
make up my mind for myself, about the
value of this world. I cau not afford to
make a mistake for my soul, and you can
not" afford to make a mistake for your
Now, let t.s look at the other property
the souL We can not make a bargain
without seeir.g tho comparative value.
The soul? How shall I estimate the value
of it? Well, by its exquisite organization.
It is the most wonderful piece of mechan
ism ever put together. Machinery is of
value in prt. portion as it is mighty and
silent at the same time. You look at the
engine and machinery in the Philadelphia
mint, and, as you see it performing its
wonderful work, you will be surprised to
find how silently it goes. Machinery that
roars and tews soon destroys itself; but
silent machinery is often most effective.
Now, so it is with the soul of man, with all
its tremendous faculties it moves in
silence. Judgment, without any racket,
lifting its scales; memory, without any
noise, bringing down all its treasures;
conscience taking its judgment scat with
out any excitement; the understand
ing and the will all doing their work.
Velocity, majesty, might;' but silence
silence. You listen et the door of your
heart. You can hear no sound.
The sou' is all quiet. It is bo
delicate an instrument that no human
hand can touch it. You break a bone, and
with splinters and bandages the surgeon
sets it; the eye becomes inflamed, tho
apothecary's wash cools It; but a soul off
the track, unbalanced, no human power
can re-adjust it. With one sweep of its
wing it circles the universe, and over
vaults the throne of God. Why, in the
hour of death the soul is so mighty it
throws aside tho body as though it were
a toy. It drives back medical skill as im
potent. It breaks through the circle of
loved or es who stand around the dying
couch. With one leap, it spring beyond
star an 3 moon and sun, and chasms of
immensity. Oh, it is a so il superior to all
material things! No fires can consume it;
no floods can drown it : no rocks can crush
it; no walls can impede It; no time can
exhaust it. It wants no bridge on which
to cross a chasm. It want no plummet
with which to sound a depth. A soul so
mighty, o mighty, bo swift, so silent,
must it be a priceless soul?
I calculate the value of the soul, also,
by its capacity for happiness. How much
joy it can get in this world out of friend
ships, out of books, out of clouds, out of
the sea, out of flowers, out of ten thousand
things; aridyec all tho joy it has here
does not test its capacity. You are in a
concert before the curtain hoists, aud yon
hear the instruments preparing the
sharp snap of the broken string, the
scraping of the bow across the viol.
"There is no music iu that," you say. It
is only gettiug ready for the music. And
all the enjoyment of the soul in -thi
world, the enjoyment we think i real eu
joynent, is only preparative; it is only
anticipative; it is only the first ta?ett of
tho thing: it is only tfia entrance, the be
ginning of that which shall be the
orchertral harmonies and splendors of
You cau not test the full power of the
soil for happiness in this world. How
ina h power the ttoul has bere to find . en
joment in friendships ! but oh, the graud
er f rieud.-b!i forth; mu! iu the skies!
How - w-et tbe fiower.-t b-re! but bow much
s-Aeetf-r they will be there ! I do not thiuk
data hen fi. oij i c th. t hy die
f.rev-r. 1 think that the trnifrMuc of
tl, fl-.weiH i the j-j.iiil hfwtg waft-d
!. iiito tf lory. Joil .-) ' I.er- are pa' in
lit t . In iev-ii and ii iiits in iicttt-eii. r
so. why hot the -pivit of tlidad Slower-?
Ui tlie K iuny Vitlicys uf licuvru shall fct
the marigold creep? Oa the hills f
Heaven will not the amaranth bloom? Oa
the amethystine walls of Heaven will nol
the jasmine climb? "My beloved is come
down in his garden to gather lilies." No
flowers in Heaven? Where, then, do they
get their garlmds for the brows of th
Chris., is glorious to our souls now, out
how much grauder our appreciation after
awhile. A conqueror comes back after
the battle. He has been fighting for us.
He comes upon the platform. He has one.
arm in sling, and the other arm holds
crutch. As ho mounts the platform, oh,
the enthusiasm of the audience! They
say: "That man fought for us, and imper
iled his life for us," and how wild the hu
za that follows huzza! AVhen the Lord
Jesus Christ shall at last stand out before
the multitudes of the redeemed of Heaven,
and we meet Him face to face, and feel
that He was wounded in the head, and
wounded iu the hands, and wounded in
the feet, aud wounded in the side for s,
methinks we will be overwhelmed. We
will sit some time gazing in silence, until
some leader amidst the white-robed choir
shall lift th baton of light, and give the
signal that it is time to wake the song of
jubilee, and all Heaven will then break
forth into: "Hosauna! hosanna! hosanna!
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain."
I calculate further the value of the soul
by the price that has been paid for it. In
St. Petersburg there is a diamond that the
government paid two hundred thousand
dollars for. "Well," you say, "it must
have been very valuable, or the govern
ment would not have paid two hundred
thousand dollars for it." I want to see
what my soul is worth, and what your soul
is worth, by seeing what has been paid for
it. For that immortal soul, the richest
blood that was ever shed, the deepest
groan that was ever uttered, all the griefs
of earth compressed into one tear, all the
sufferings of earth gathered into on
rapier of pain and struck through His
holy heart. Does it not imply tremendous
I argue, also, the value of tho soul from
tbe home that has been fitted up for it in
the future. One would have thought m
street of adamant would have done. Ko;
it is a street of gold. One would have
thought that a wall of granite would have
done. No; it is the flame of sardonyx
mingling with the green of emerald. One
would have thought that an occasional
doxology would have done. No; it is
perpetual song. If the ages of Heaven
marched in a straight line, some day th
last regiment, perhaps, might pass out of
sight; but no, the ages of Heaven do nol
march in a straight line, but in a circl
around about the throne of God; forever,
forever, tramp, tramp! A soul so bought,
so equiped, so provided for, must be a
priceless soul, a majestic soul, a tremend
Now, you have seen the two properties
the world, the soul. One perishable, the
other immortal. One unsatisfying, tba
other capable of ever-lasting felicity.
Will you trade? Will you trade even!
Remember, it is the only investment you
can make. If a man sell a bill of goods
worth $5,000, and he is cheated out of it, he
may get $.1,000 somewhere else; but a man
who invests his soul, invests all. Losing
that, he loses all. Saving that, he saves
all. In the light of my text, it seems to
me as if you were this morning offering
your soul to the highest bidder; and I
hear you say:
"What is bid for it, my deathless spirit?
What is bid for it?"
"I'll bid the world."
"Begone? That is not equivalent Roll
my soul for the world? No? Begone!"
But there is some one else in the audi
ence not so wise as that. He says:
"What is bid for my immortal soul?"
"I'll bid the world."
"The world? Going at that, going at
that, going ! Gone !"
Gone forever !
What Is the tliln of greatest price.
The whole creation round.
That which was lout In Paradise
That which In Christ is founa.
Then letus Rather around the crosa
That knowledge to obtain;
Not by the soul's eternal loss,
Hot everlHHtiiiK gain.
Well, there are a great many peopl ft
the hotiBH who say :
"I will not sell my soul for the world.
I find the world is an unsatisfactory por
tion." What, then, will you do with your soul!
Some one whispers here:
"I will give my soul to Christ."
Will you? That is the wisest resolution
you ever made. Will you give it to Christ!
When? To-morrow? No, now. I con
gratulate you if you have come to such
decision. Oh, if this morning the eternal
spirit of God would come down upon this
audience and show you the vanity of this
world and tho immense importance of
Christ's religion, and the infinite value of
your own immortal souls, what a home
this would be! What au hour this would bet
What a moment this would be ! Do you
know that He has paid an infinite price fo
it? Do you know that He is worthy of it?
Will you give it to Him now?
I was reading of a sailor who bad just got
ashore, and was telling about his last ex
perience at sea. He said:
"The last time I crossed the ocean we
had a terrific time. After we had been
out three or four days the machinery got
disarranged and the steam began to es
cape, aud the captain, gathering tbe eo
pie and the crew on deck, said: 'Unless
some one shall go down and shut off that
steam and arrange that machinery at the
peril of his life we roust all be destroyed.'
He was not willing to go down hircBelf.
No one seemed willing to go. The
passengers gathered at one end of
the steamer waiting for their fate. The
captain said: "I give you a last warning.
If there is no one here willing to lmjeril
bis life and go down and fix that ma
chinery, we must all be lost.' A plain
sailor said: 'I'll go, sir,' and be Vrspped
himself in a course piece of canvas and
went down, and was gone bitt a few mo
ments when the escaping steam stof ped,
and the machinery was corrected. Tbe
captain cried out to tho passenger: 'All
saved! Iet us go down below and see
what has become of the poorfellow.' They
went down. There he lay dead."
Vicarious suffering! Iied for all ! Ob,
do you supiose that those people oa the
ship ever forgot, ever can forget that, poor
fellow? "No," they say, "it was through
his sacrifice that I got ashore." Tho time
came when our whole race must die iiules
i some one should endure torture and mr-
row and shame. Who shall come to the
rescue? Shall it be one of the sera, hirn?
Not one. Shall it bs one of the crerubim?
Not one. Khali it be an inhabitant of
some pure end unfallett world? Not
one. Then Christ said: "Lo! I
come to do , Thy will, O God;"
and He went down through the dark
stairs of our sin and wretchednes.
and misery and woe, and He stopped
the peril, and He died that yon and I might
be free. Oh, the love! oh, the endurance '
oh, tie horror of the sacrifice! Kb ill not
our souls this morning go out toward Him,
"Lord Jesu Christ, take my soul. Thou
art worthy to have it. Thou bast died to
Gol help you this morning rightly to
cipher out this sum tn Goxpel arithmetic
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