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THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Tlov. Dr. Talmaga Denies That It la
id VroAvittn 11 cares t Dtmooitrftt Its
Erer-IaereMlnr Hold Upon the Pe
p! of th World "From
Conqat to Conqatnt."
, - - -
The folloivinjr sefrjion on the'subject:
"From Conquest to Conquest," was de
livered by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmajre in
the Brooklyn taberpaclc, beinp ba.sed
on the text:
Behold the days' comei sallh" the Lord, that
the , plowman sall overiake. the reaper.
Amos, Ix., 11
Picture of a tropical clime with a
season ho prosperous ifiat the harvest
reaches clear over to the planting' time,
and the swartlij' husbandman swing
ing the sickle in the thick gTain al
most feels the breath of the.horses. on
hi shoulders, the horses hitched to the
plow preparing for a new crop. "He-.
iioiu me uays come, saun ijie iora,
"that the plowman fehall overtake the
reaper!" When is that? That is jj'ow.
That is tlie day when hardly -have yoti
done reaping one harrcst before the
plowman is getting ready lor another.
I known that many declare 'that
Christianity has collapsed,, that the
Ilible is an obsolete book, that the
Christian church is on the retreat. I
will here aad now show that the oppo
fclte of that is true. '
4AnArab guide was leading a French
infidel across the desert, and ever and
anon the Arab guide would get down
in the sand and pray to the l'ord. It
d'vusfced the French infidel, and after
awhile as the Arab got up from one of
his prayers the. infidel said: "How do
you know thfjr'f'is any (Jod? and the
Arab gui.le. k;iM: "flow do I 'know,
that ft mau-and a camel passed along
our tent last niht?t I know it by the
footprints in the hami. And 3'ou want
to know how I know whether there is
any Gotl? Look at. the sunset. Is that
the footvep of of man?" And by the
Mrna pru - &S you afiJT 1 have come to
Understand, that this book is the foot
step of a tlo. . -
But now let us see whetiier the Bible
Is a last year's almanac. Let us see
whether the Church of God is in a Bull
Ilun retreat, muskets, canteens and
haversacks strewing all the way.. The
great English historian, Sharon Tur
ner, a man ofr vast learning and of
great accuracy, not a clergyman, but
an attorney, "as well as" "a historian,
gives this overwhelming statistic in
regard to Christianity and. in regard to
the number of Christians In the differ
ent centuries. In'fhe first century,
five hundred- thousand Christians; in
the second century, two million Chris
tians;1 in the third century, five mil
lionChristiais; in the fourth' centurr?
ten million Christiaus; in the fifth cen:
tury, fifteen, million Christians;."in the
sixth century,' twenty million Chris
tians; -in the seventh, century, twenty
four million Christians; in the eighth
century, thirty million Christians; in
the ninth century, forty million .Chris
tians; in the tenth century, fifty rail
lion Christians; in the eleventh cen
tury, seventy million Christians: in
the twelfth century, eighty million
Christians: in the thirteenth centnrv,
Bventy-flv million Christians; in the
fourteenth century, eighty . million
Christians; in the fifteenth century, one
hundred million Christians; in the six
teenth century, one hundred and twenty-five
million Christians; in the sev
enteenth centuryone hundred and fifty-five
million Christians; in the eight
eenth century, two hundred million
Christians a decadence, as 3-ou ob
serve in only one ce.atu.ry, and more
than made up in ths following cen
turies, while it is the usual computa
tion that there will be, when the rec
ord of the nineteenth century is made
up, at least three hundred million
Christians. Poor Christianity I what a
pity it has no friend. How lonesome
It must tie. Who will take it out of the
poor house? Poor Christianity! One
hundred millions in one century. In
a few weeks of the jear l?Sl two
million five hundred thousand copies
of the New Testament distribut
ed. Why, the earth is like an
old ' castle i with twenty gates
and a park of urtillery ready to thun
der down every gate. Lay aside all
Christendom and see how heathendom
is being surrounded and honeycombed
and attacked by this all-conquering
Gospel. J At the beginning of this cen
tury there were only one hundred and
fifty missionaries; now there are twenty-five
thousand missionaries and na
tive helpers and evangelist. At the
beginning of this century there were
only fifty thousand lieathern converts;
now there are one million Keren hun
dred and fifty thousand converts from
heathendom. ' There is not a sea coast
on the planet but the battery of the
Gospel is planted and ready to - march
on, north, south, east, west' -Yon. all
know that the chief work of an army
is to plant the batteries. It may take
many days to plant the batteries, and
they may do all their work in ten min
utes. These batteries are being planted
all along the sea coasts and in all na
tions. It may take a good while to
plant them, and they may do all their
work in one day. They will.' Nations
ere to be born in a day. But just com
back to Christendom and recognize the
fact that during the last ten years as
many people have connected thein-t-elves
with , evangelical churches as
connected themselves with the churches
in the first fifty years of this century.
So Christianity is falling back, and
the Bible, they sa3, is becoming an ob
solete book. I go into a court, and
wherever I find a judge's bench or a
tlerk's desk, I find a Bible. Upon
what book could there be uttered the
aolemnitv of an oath? What book is
apt to be put in the trunk of the young
man as he leaves for city life? The
Bible. What shall I find in nine out
af everv ten homes in Brooklyn? Th
Bible. Tn nine out of every ten homes
ia Christendom? The Bible. Voltaire
wrote the prophecy that the Bible in
the nineteenth century would become
extinct The century ia netrly gone,
nd as there have been more Bilges
published ia latUr part yf the cen
tury, do you think the Bible will 'be
come extinct in the next ix yeas. I
have to tpll-yott that .the . room' in
which . Voltaire wrote that . prophecy
not lon ago was crowded from floor
to -ceiling with 'Bibles "from Hwitzer
"land. Suppose the congress "of ths
United States shonld pass a law thai
there should be' nor more Bibles printed
in America, and no more Bibles read.
If there a re Jor ty million grown people
in the United States, there would be
forty million people in an army to put
dpwn such a law and defend their right
to read the Bible. But suppose the con
gress of the United States should make
a law against the reading of the pub
lication .of .any .other book, Iiqw
many people would go out in such a
crusade? Could 3-ou get f or t3 million
people togo cat and risk their lives in
defense of ."Shakespeare's 'tragedies or
Gladstone's tracts of Macauley's Ilis
tpr3' of England? Yon know that there
are a thousand men who would die in
ilcfense of .'this book. You try to in
sult my.-common-sense by telling me
the BibleSs fading out from the world.
It is thfr most popular "-book ot the
century. How do I know it?' I know it
just as I know in regard to other books.
How many volumes of that book are
published? Well,' y'on sa3 five thou
sand. How many copies of that book
are published? A hundred thousand.
Which is the more popular? Why, of
course, the one that has one hundred
thousand circulation. Ant1f this book
has more copies abroad" the world,
if there are five times as many Bibles
abroad as any other." bookf does not
that 6how you that the most popular
book on the planet to-day is the" Word
of God? ; . , ;
"Oh," say people, "the" church is a
collection of li3pocrites; and it is los
ing its power, and it is fading out
from the world."? Is it? A bishop of
the Methodist church told me that
that denomination averages two new
churches every day of the 3ear,. There
are at least one thousand five hundred
new churches built in America every
year. Does that look as though the
church was fading out, as though it
were a defunct institution? -Which
institution stands nearest the
hearts of, the people of America
to-da3T? I ,,do not care in what
village or in what city, or what neigh
borhood 3-ou go. Which institution is
it? Is it the post office? It it the hotel?
Is it the lecture hall? Ah, 3-ou know :
it is not. You know that the institu
tion which stands nearest to the hearts
of the American people is the Christian
church. If 3011 have ever seen a church
burn down 3-00, have seen thousands of j
people, standing and looking at it peo-!
pie who never go into a church the
tears raining down their cheens. The
whole story is told.
1 You ma3T talk about the church be
ing a collection of hypocrites, but
when the diphtheria sweeps your chil
dren off whom do 3-ou send for? The
postmaster? the attorney general? the
hotel-keeper? alderman?. No, 3Tou
send for .. a .minister jof this Bible re
ligion. And if 3-on have not a room in
your house for the obsequies, what
building do you solicit? Do 3on saj-:
"Give me the finest room in the hotel?"'
Do you say: "Give me that theater?"
Doyo-asa3-: "GJre me a place in that
public building, where I can lay my
dead for a little .while' until we say a
pra3'er ' : over it?" No; you say:
"Give us the house of God."- And if there
is a song to be sung at the obsequies
wha do yon want? What does any
body want? The "Marseillaise" h3mn?
"God-Save the Queen?" Our own grand
national air? No. They want the
hymn with which they sang their old
Christian mother into her last sleep,
or tb.oy want sung the Sabbath-school
hymn which their little girl sang the
last Sabbath afternoon she was out be
fore she got that awful sickness, which
broke 3Tour heart. I appeal to 3'our
common-sense. You know the most
endearing institution on earth, the
most popular institution on earth to
da3 is the Church of the Lord Jesus
The infidels sa-: "Infidelity shows
its" successes from the fact -that it is
everj-where accepted, and it can say
what it will." Why, my friends, infi
delity is not half so blatant in our day
as it was in the days of our fathers.
Do 3ou know that in the days of our
fathers there were pronounced infidels
in public authority and they could get
any political position? Let a man to
day declare himself antagonistic to the
Christian religion, and what city wants
him for mayor, what atate wants hiin
him for governor, what nation wants
him for president or-for-king? Let a
man openly proclaim himself the eneni'
of our glorious Christianity, and he can
not get majorit3 of our votes in any
state, in any cit3, in an3count3 in any
ward of America.
' Do 3-ou think that such a scene
could be enacted now as was enacted
in the da3s of Ilobespierre, when a
shameless woman was elevated as a
goddess, and was carried in a golden
chair to a cathedral, where incense
was burned to her, and people bowed
down before her as to a divine being, she
taking the place'of the Bible and God
Almighty, while in the corridor of that
cathedral were enacted such scenes of
drunkenness, and debauchery, and ob
scenity as has neer been wit
nessed. Do 30U believe such a
thing, could possibly occur in Chris
tendom to-da3? No. sir. The po
lice, whether of Paris or New
York, would swoop on it I know in
fidelity makes a good of talk in our
day. It is on the principle that if a
man jump overboard from a Cunard
steamer he makes more excitement
than all of the five hundred peopl'j
that stay on the decks. But the fact
that he jumps overboard does that
stop the ship? Does that wreck the
five hundred passengers? It makes
great excitement when a man jumps
from the lecturing platform or from
the pulpit into infidelity; but does
that keep the Bible and the church
from carrying their millions of passen
gers into the skies?
They say, these men, that science is
overcoming religion in our day. They
look through the spectacles of the in
fidel scientists, and they say: "It is im
possible that this book vuu be true;
i people are finding It ou?; Ihe liltlc h
got to go overboard? science is going
to. throw it ' overboard." Do you be
iieve inai me initio account a
tire origin of life -will be 'over
th'rown ,by infidel scientists wh
have fifty 'different, theories abou
the origin of life? If they should
come tip in solid phalanx, all agreeing
on one sentiment and one theory, per
haps Christianity might be damaged,
but there are not so many difference!
of opinion inside the church as outsidi
the church.. People used to say,
"there are so'many different denomina
tions of Christians that' shows ther
is nothing in religion." ' I have to teli
you that all denominations agree ou
the two or three or four radical doc
trines of the Christian xeligion. They
are unanimous in regard '.to Jesua
Christ, and - they are unanimous
in regard to the divinity of the Scrip
tures. How is it on the other side? All
split up you can not find two of them
alike. Oh, it makes me sick to see
these literary fops going along with a
copy of Darwin under one arm and a
case of transfixed grasshoppers and
butterflies under the other arm, telling
about the "survival of the fittest," and
Huxley's protoplasm, and the nebular
hypothesis. The fact is that some nat
uralists, just as soon as they find out
the difference between the feelers of a
wasp and. the horns of a beetle, begin
to patronize the Almighty; while
Agassiz, glorious "Agassiz, who never
made any pretention to being a Chris
tian, puts both his feet an the doctrine
of evolution, and -says: "I see that
many of the naturalists of our day are
adopting facts which do not bear ob
servation." These men warring with
each other; Darwin warring against
Lamarche, Wallace warring against
Cope, even Herschel- denouncing Fer
guson. They do isofe agree about any
thing. They -do not agree on em bry
blogyi do not agreee on the degradation
of the species. What do the3' agree
on? Herschel writes a whole chapter
on the errors of astronomy. La Place
declares that the moon was not put in
the right place. He says that if it had
been put- iour times further from the
earth than it is now there would be
more harmony in the universe; but
Lionville comes up just in time to prove
that the moon was put in the right
place. How many colors woven into
the light? Seven, says Isaac Newton.
Three, says David Brewster. How
high is .the Aurora Borealis? Two
and a half miles, says Lias.
One hundred and sixty -eight miles,
says Twining. How far is the sun
from the earth? Seventy-six million
miles, says Humboldt. Ninety million
miles, says Henderson. -One hundred
and four million miles, says Mayer.
Only a little difference of twenty-eight
million miles! All split among-them-selves
not agreeing-; orr- anything.
They come and say that the churches
of Jesus Christ are devided on the
great doctrines. All united they are,
in Jusus Christ, in the divinity of
the Scriptures; while they come up
and propose to render their verdict,
no two of them
on that ver
dict "Gentlemen of the jury, have
3ou agreed on a verdict?" asks the
court or the clerk of the jury as the
came in after having spent the whole
night in deliberating. If the jury say:
".Yes, we have agreed;" the verdict 5a
recorded; but suppose one of the jury
men Ea3s: "I think the man was guilty
of murder," and another says: "I think
Ire was guilty -of manslaughter in the
second degree," and another man says:
"I think he was guilty of assault and
battery with intent to kill," the judge
would sa3: "Go back to your room and
bring in a verdict; agree on something;
that is no verdict." - -
Yonder is an aged Christian after
fifty years' experience of the power
of Godliness in his roul. Ask this man
whether, when he buried his dead, the
religion of Jesus Christ was not a con
solation. Ask him if through the
long years of his pilgrimage the
lord ever forsook him. Ask him
when he looks forward to the
future, if he has not a peace and a joy
and a consolation the world can not
take away. Put his testimony of what
he has seen and what he has felt oppo
site to the testimony of a man who
sa.ys he has not seen anything on the
subject or felt anything on the sub
ject. Will 3-ou take the testimony of
people who have . not or people who
have seen?, m - " -
You say morphia puts one to sleep.
You say in time of sickness it is very
useful. I deny it Morphia never puts
anybody to sieep, it never alleviates
pain. You ask .me why I say that. I
have never tried ' it, I never took it I
deny that morphia 's any soothing to
the 7 nerves, or an quiet in times of
sickness. I den3- that morphia ever
put anybody to sleep; but here are
twenty persons who 6ay they have all
felt the soothing effects of ; a phy
sician's prescribing morphine. Whose
testimony will 3ou take? Those
who took the medicine, or
my testimony, I never . having
taken" the medicine? Here is the Gos
pel of Jesus Christ, an anodyne for all
f trouble, the mightiest medicine that
ever came down to earth. Here is a
man who says: "I don't believe in it,
there is no power in it." Here are
other people who sa3: "Wre have found
out its power and know its soothing
influence; it has cured us." Whose
testimony wi 11 3ou take in regard to
this healinsr medicine?
Col. Ethan Allen was a famous in
fidel in his day. His wife was a very
consecrated woman. The mother in
structed the daughter in the truths of
Christianity. The daughter sickened
and was about to die, and she said
to her father: 'Father, shall I
take your instruction? or shall
I take mother's instruction? I
am going to die now; I must
have this matter decided." That man,
who had been loud in his infidelity,
said to his dying daughter: "My dear,
you had lie tter take your mother's re
ligion." My advice is the same to you,
O 3'oung man, yoti had letter take
3our mother's religion. You know"
how it comforted her. Yon know what
she said to 3011 when she yas dying.
You had better take your m-.-Vher's r-t-ligiuu.
At the Acme Powder Works at
Black's Run, Pa.
Five rrrsons Killed Instantly and One Se
verely Injured Three of the Head
l'ersons Sister Terrible Ef
fects of the Explosions.
Pittsburgh, Pa.", March 24. Two
explosions occurred yesterday morning
at, the Acme Powder Co.'s works, at
Black's Run; fourteen miles from this
city, on the Allegheny Valley rail
road, resulting in the death of five
persons, the injury of another, and the
destruction of five buildings and ten
thousand pounds of dynamite. The
monetary loss is about f 12, 000.
THE DEAD. .
Charles Robbins, aged 20, of Alle
Nellie Remally, aged 25.
Sadie Remally, aged 30.
William Arthur, aged 23.
Belle Arthur, aged 19, wife of Wil
liam Arthur. '
The three women were sisters.
The person injured was James Moo
ne3, superintendent of the works. His
right thigh was struck with a flying
The location of the yvorks was about
a mile from Hulton, in a ravine." The
first explosion occurred in the packing-house
about 7:15 a. -m.. shortly af
ter work had been commenced. The
only e3ewitnesses of it are Supt Moo
ne3 and Simeon Bradle3, one of the
workmen. They were at the glycerine
house, almost 200 feet above the pack
ing house, arranging to make nitro
glycerine, which was their first duty
in the morning. Bradley had his eyes
in the direction of the packing-house
when ho saw a flash of . fire come out
of the door. In a terrified shout to
Mooney said: "What's that?"
Mooney shouted in return: '-
"IT'S FIBE; KfJX FOR YOUR LIFE!" i-'"
Then they fled up the run as fast as
their legs would take them, but in a
few seconds the awful explosion deaf
ened them and hurled .Jthem to the
ground. Mooney was struck in the
right thigh hy a splinter. Bradley
was unin jitred, but his hat was blown
off and his spectacles " torn from his
face. ' i-,: i
The packing-house was located about
100 yards from the Allegheny Valley
railroad tracks, and yvas a two-story
wooden structure, 20 by 85 feet"
" THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION.
At the time of the explosion Mr.
Arthur, his wife, Sadie Remally and
Robbins were in the building and were
blown tc fragments. Nellie yvas in
the boarding house, which yvas located
about 100 feet below the packing-house.
This building was a two-story frame
structure abott . SO by.40 feet . It was'
leveled to the ground and Nellie was
crushed by the falling timbers. She
yvas rescued and brought to this city
on the first train, the intention being
to take her to the West Penn hospital,
but' she expired just as they yvere tak
ing her off the train. She - did not re
gain consciousness after the explosion.
THE SECOND EXPI.OSIOJr. ".
occurred at the mixing-house at 8:25 a.
m. This yvas caused D3' a spark from
the ruins of the boarding-house. The
smoke had been seen in time, to warn
all in the vicinity to get out. of the
way before the second explosion took
place, so no damage yvas done to life
then. In this explosion 1,000 pounds of
dynamite in 'process of incorporation
let go, blowing the mixing.house with
all its machinery to atoms. '
AX TERRIBLE PICTURE. .
After the second explosion a terrible
picture of damage and destruction met
the e3re, the snioking ruins "of the
boarding-house with splintered tim
bers, furniture and torn bedding and
clothes lying about, the house being
razed so completely that in no place
did the ruins lie above the ground
more than a foot One hundred feet
further on. where the packing-house
had been, there yvas a great bole in
the ground, probably ten feet deep.
For 500 feet about the ground is liter
ally covered with splintered wood.
The hillside to the right yvas ' used : in
making dynamite shells. Large trees
on the hillside yvere torn up by the
roots, others broken in the middle and
others stripped of their branches. ,
A little further on to the; left, look
ing up the valley where the mixing
house stood, nothing of it remained
save splinters. Where the dynamito
exploded the ground about is light
gray as though sprinkled' with- slate
dust The side of the engine house
toward the packing-house was blown
in. A little storehouse right along by
the railroad tracks yvas so shattered
that light yvas let in on every side,' but
it remained standing. The heavy Iron
machinery of the packing and mixing
houses was blown to pieces. ; i
BLOWS TO ATOMS. : , ".
The bodies of the unfortunate -victims
were blown to atoms. The larg
est parts found were portions of Jwo
trunks supposed to be of the women
on account of the proximity or pieces
of scalp with long hair on-themi.T- A
foot yvas found. Small pieces of cloth
ing were found here and there, but
none was found on the flesh picked up.
The portions of bodies- found2 yvere
blackened and burned somewhat The
most cf the remains yvere scattered
about within a radius of 100 yards; but
pieces of bloody flesh and debris Were
found a mile and a half axvay- .
THE "EFFECT. OF- THE EXELOSIOIS". AT
OTHER PLACES, ' . . ; - j
The explosion created , the .wildest
kind of excitement in the Allegheny
valley above and below Black's Run,
and yvas felt at Sharpsburg, nearly
ten miles distant - ', ' "
At Acmetonia, directly" over . .the
river from Black's Run, nearly eyery
windoyv in the town was .shattered;
while houses rocked to and r" fr
perhaps tyvo minuted. Almost tsimilar
scenes yvere enacted" in Hulton, Oak
mont. Verona, Johnston, Parnassus;
Kensington, Tarentum and other
towns within a radius of four or Are
Without Any Addition to -the Accrnlpjr
: Profit, Causes a Perplexing Situation
A Unsatlsf actory Showing-, ' on . the
T VTholeJ of the Xtaslnes's Oatloik. Though
Not Without Some Encouraging Fe
tures. . , . -, . jf . . I" '. . , , , :
New York, March 24. R. G. Dun A;
Co.'s weekly review of trade, issued to
day, says: ... , ,
- It Is perplexfcf? to be obliged to report tbat
business grows larger in volume, at the sam
time not' more profitable."1 Uncertainty does
ao$ diminish, but has raUier Increased, In the
Judgment of many commercial bodies which
have urged the president to veto the seignior
age" bill. Prices- of "commodities do not rise;
but are on tne whole about 1.5 per. cent, lower
than last week, though then the lowest ever
known in this country, and 12.9 per cent,
lower than a year ago. No more gold has
Kone abroad, and stocks average only 3 ,
cents per J 100 higher - for railroads than f
last week, and - exactly the same for trust !
stocks;-hat some foreign purchaeesTand the j
Intervention of a holiday explain the steacJi-
ness. More mills are-at work, though the pro- j
portion of productive force unemployed Is still .
from a firth to a third la different branches of i
industry, and many mills are stopping because j
their orders have run out," even white a larger
number are starting with orders enough for a
time. -The prospect offsetting constant or
remunerative employment for works and
hands does not change. The fact that orders
keep only part of the force at work, while both
prices and wages tend downward, though sprint j
is near at band, renders present business j
less profitable and, the future less promising, j
The starting of four furnaces ,by the Illinois !
Steel Co.. and one other", at . Pittsburgh in-
creases tne output or iron, ana some sains
have been made at the .lowest" prices jet re
ported with indications of continued demand
for structural work, especially at the west. On
the other hand the demand for wire In various
forms,; .which led the way to improvement,
seems to slacken, and nails are said to be seal
ing lower than ever, below 1 "cent. A reduc
tion of 60 cents, in freights from Plttsbusrh to
Tidewater only adds to eastern while" it takes
from western business.: In minor metals busi
ness is a little larger, but at the expense of a
furthur decline to 9.50c Jor .lake copper.whtle
tin is steady and lead a shade higher. 3
In shoes some concerns which have been
running on large orders for cneap good And
their orders exhausted; but for other medium
and low priced goods the demandls improvftu?,
and shipments, from Boston for the month
thus far have been 16.1 per cent, less loan last
year- Textile Industries are answering the
growing "demand- for" replenishment of. stocks
with hand-to-mouth production, some, niills
getting orders enough to .start, and others
which have filled orders in sight, stopping
without trusting to future trade. j -.5
The demand for cotton goods is fairly large,
but with reduction. In prices of some grades;
and the - accumulation of print cloths con
tinues." A large auction sale of silks brought
fairly satisfactory prices, gales of wool for
three weeks have exceeded last year's 33.9 per
cent., though the transactions this, mouth
last year" were .about - 40" ler cent.j belowj ths
average. There is more demand for such
wool as Is needed In the "manufacture of un
derweam dress goods and worsted, but fine
fleeces are almost; unsaleable. Ohio 'XX beln
quoted at S3 cents, and carpet manufacturers
but sparingly, though about .half thel ma
chinery is active.
, Wheat, cotton and porks have declined a lit
tle, wheat making another record a shade be
lotr $3 cents a Newf.York. Cora was. a cent
stronger, with western receipts 2,87I,G9S bush
els, against 1,953,322 last year. 4 ' Jr
Tbe termination of the rebellion In Brazil
opens f new scope of coffee which t repot ted
very .large," but pritfes are as yet fcteady: Cat
tie are low abread -almost beyond, precedent;
so that exports are retarded" Some hope-of
cheaper -coal ia encouraged by fc reduction of
rates on the Lehigh road to 4U per cent, of the
price in New York harber. The vojume, of do
meetlo trade measured by clearings' for the
week has been 3i 1-10 per? caaU Eni jdler than
last year and outside New York 17.9 per cent,
smaller,' the decrease, boing there less but at
New York greater than for the provious week.
There is encouraging' increass.-the, first for
many months, in south-bound tonnage from
Chicago, and at Indianapolis , th movement 13
almost as large as last year, while west-bound
tonnaga of .high-class . merchandise Is also
large. The accumlation of Idle money contin
ues, as U could not if business were materially
enlarging; "and the demand for commercial
loans is no better than.lt. was March 1. While
Interior rates of exchange harden, the banks
here are again discussing the need of reducing
Interest paid on deposits. " -
The treasury has been losing a little of its
balances lately, customs receipts for the
aonth so far being only S9.076.759, against $I5.
619,878 last year; while Internal revenue Is also
a shade smaller. .With long delay in pxing the
basis tf taxation, treasury embarrassments
increase and since the Bland bill passed, the
government bonds recently1 purchased i are
quoted at prices beloxr the ' cost with Interest.
The fatlures for the week ending' March' 15
Involved liabilities of only I2.55S.8I8, fend for
the two weeks Of March only 14,83,1 H), iof
which $2,330,257 were "of manufacturing atfd It.-'
446,069 of tradlnff conderris. Sdrae deferred
reportswill further swell the aggregate, but
at San Francisco tHe-resumptions, now;. ex
ceed the f ailures. . A number of . railroad re
ceiverships are notieed. though nono' of impor
tance. The. failures this week number 234 in
the United States, against 21-7, last year and
50 in Canada, against 26 last year. It is note
worthy that Canadian- failures are considera
KNOWS N OTH ING Of. " IT. '
The Alleged Intervention In liehalf of
' . s ' ;! the Brazi)ln Kebels. , .
' Washing tom, March 24. Secretary
Oresham says he -knows 'nothing, of
concerted- action an Jf.he . part' of, ,tho
governments of. the United States,,,
Great Britain and Italy, requesting
President Peixoto to grant clemency
to Brazilian rehels 'Bow on board the
Portuguese war ship.' It is, regarded
as inconceivable that Minister Thbmp-.
son could ha ve; joined 'with other power's-
in-, such, action vpthout instruc
tions from "Washington, 'and ho sdclt
instructions haye' .be'en asked for or
given. t f v . .. .
1 These are' matter th'which - the
United States has .always .declined ,o
interfere." When the emperor of Atis
trlai asked the ' good v offices 6f the
United States on behalf of his brother,
the "unfortunate Maiimiiian, irt Mex-'
ico, .Mr. Seward ,&imply transmitted
the request to the; Mexican govern
ment, explicitly, disclaiming any right
of recommendation-or irvt-erferenee.
I The situation ' of Da Gania 'and his
officers, on "a; Portuguese' chip . of war
js concededly a delicate one, involving,
-possible difficulties .between Brazil and,
Portugal and Minter Thompson's re
cent record, hardly permits' a belief
that be would , take t any. steps in the
premises without specific directions
from Secretary Greshamf' - .
i ' Condition of Congressman WHeon. -',
Saw Astonio, Tex-.March" 23. Con
gressman W. L. Wilson spent a restless
night and is in a weak, condition to
day, but Dr. Underwood,- his medical
attendant, reports that n unfavorable
conditions have arisen, and that his
patient is no 'worse ; oft than' when he
arrived, here yesterday. Mr. Wilson
sat up a few. hours-yesterday, and the
cloctor thinks that this is the principal
cause of his weak condition to-day: 'He
remained in bed all day,- find admis
sion to his room -was rttnici callers.
His son will probably Ic.ive to-jriorrov
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS.
TVU1 Not Pay the Iteward.
Nashville, March 'J3. Gov. Teter Tur
ney today refused to pay to T. Ij. Crai
the $3,000 reward offered by Gov. Bu
chanan for the capture of D. B. Mouroe,
the leader of the mob at Coal Creek. The
Governor's reasons for refusing the re-
ward are set forth in the following docu
ment: Ihi Re T. h. Craig r.-Ii. Craig makes
application to receive a raward of $5,000
for the arrest of D. B. Monroe,- claiming
that he is entitled to it by virtue of a
proclamation of Gov. Buchanan of No
vember 2, 1891.
. The proclamation is predicated upon the
declaration -that "an armed mob has over
powered the Varden's and'guards and set .
at liberty State convicts confined in the
stockades' m Anderson county and burned
private property," and offers a reward of
$5j000 for the, arrest and conviction of
said loader of said mob. - . ,
On Auguai 23, 1S02, Craig captured D.
B. Monroe and delivered him to Briga
dier, General S. T. .Carnes, taking a re
ceipt. ' '
... In September,. 1801 the Legislature
passed an act entitled "An act to invest
the Governor of the State with power to.,
repel invasions and suppress insurrections,
mobs and other like unlawful assem- ,
blages." t . ;
For 'these "purposes the -Governor ha
the power and authority to summon to
bin aid the sheriff of each county with
sue?!' posse as. may be designated in thft
summons, or he may call to his aid th
State Gnard-of Tennessee, known as th
Army of Tennessee. The GovernrA may
summon both of said forces. If either
or both , are called, they arc subject t,
the discipline 'and shall receive the pAj
prescribed" by " the military law of lh
Statefor those engaged actively iu rtat
service--(chapter 8, acts' eitra Ymoh,
TnTebruary, 1802, Craig 'was swrn
jqt the militia in Company 'C,' by Lieut.
1 In August, :'lS92. Brigadier General .
T. Carnes was at Coal Creek in command
of the "Army of Tennessee,", having
been.. sent there op the purpose of guard
ing the convicts and 'suppressing the mob T
that had.. liberated prisoners confined ia
the 6tockades in Anderson county in Oc
tober, 1891, and was then besieging Cos J
Creek. JJ. B. Monroe was one of that
mob, fand pei-haps a leaiier.. Craig cap- " .
tured, or., arrested, him., To do this wart
his "duty as' aisoldier,' and was directly
wihiri the purview of. the purpose for .
which he, with other soldiers, was Kent -there.,
l ' .' : " '
'The offer of the reward was meant M
excite the interest and ehenry of the citi
jsn, and .not to, stimulate the duty and
patriotism of the soldier.
The latter enlisted under: the statu'
already cited, which makes provision for '
such compensation,! and .the only, com- .
pensation he is entitled to receive.
" ,If--the reward were payable nt oil, it ;
.should be distributed to the entire com-,
niand, as without its FrsencelY;i'lg,"Tioi- -any
other man, could have made the ar
rest from the mob with which Monroe
was acting." While Craig is entitled to
and has the thanks of all good 'citizens
for'his bravery in a. successful effort to
capture, a very bad man, and consign him
to prison, it is certainly true that his cur
cess is due to the, presence of his comrades-in-arms,
who captured many others '
a nd: delivered them to the proper author
ities. ., ; . .
The case- is as one "with the adjudica
tions of the. State holding, that an officer
whose duty it is by virtue of his office to
arrest offenders is not entitled to any re- .
ward that, may have beeu offered for
such Offenders. "By parity of reasoning
th soldier whose duty it is. to assist In,
suppressing insurrections, mobs and other '
like . unlawful, assemblages, or to repel In-
vaslons, is not enfitled to compensation"
for 'any act he may do in furtherance of t
these objects, beyond that fixed by the
law under which he became a soldier.
The application is refused.
P. Turney, Governor.
, MiHcellaneou. - ' . .
The wheat crop of Obion county1' never"
looked better, and the-hirgest yield ever
known in the county is expected.
, The Supreme Court ' reorganized f Iat
week by electing Judge J. L. Snodgras
Chief Justice. lion. A. D.' Bright, Vf
Brownsville, was sworn, in as- Associ.ifo
Justice.'. v . :
Percy Trueblood, a 14-year-old son of
James Trueblood, a prominent, citi7.cn of
Chattatiboga, died last week of injuries
received while, playing , football. An an
tagonist's knee (struck him in the groin,
causing, ia rupture. lit. Buffered intense
agony-for twelve hours.
(The Grand Council, Iloyal 'Arcanum, :
met in annual nession at..Murfreesboro
last week, .with. ab.jut 100 delegates pres
mt. Benorts of the Grand Secretary"
showed : t he or dp r , t o be ' i n an peci al ly
p'rosperous condition. The growth of the
order f 'greatest in. "Middle Tennessee.
jThe Sypreme Court has affirmed the
death senteuce of Lafayette Bitchie for
the rhurdwer 'and lobbory "of ' Williiim
Stephens, a farmer jn. Jackson county in
Pecerdber, 1892. ' Jtitrhie will be hanged -tt
.Gain's Wo .on May 2t. ' , .
! The. ladjes of .the Confederato Memorial
Assoeiation of Murfreeboro are making
every ;ef fox t to'ernm money , to build a
Confederate .monument in. hoDor of the
;heroe 6f the Lost Cau.',They have or
ganized a -troupe of : amateur minstrel1,
And give: successful entertainments. "
I Experts claim that the fruit crop in tho
viciaitfy.of Trimble has been seriously
damaged by the recant cokl weather, and
there ,wjlj not be half a crop.
' V. J. Myers & Bro., of Troy, owning
and operating one of. the Jirgest flouring
mills and r-prnmeal plants in West Ten
nessee,, are running clay jind night, and :
at. this rate cannot fill tber orders. They
are ghipping a large amoont'of flour In
eacks to Cuba. ,
- It has been decided that the nxt grand
conclave of the Tennessee Knights jrern-
plar' will be kheld 'if 'Lookout. Inn. n-,a'
Chattanooga, May 8. The - date is not
definitely: determined, st - . : ,
Judge Anderson rendered a decision list, .
week in th case of the htate vs, J. M,
"Oferfon, 'charged as 'a r.iembcr o the
firm of J$K. Allison 1 Co., with a misde
meanor for uulnwful combining to control .
the sale and prices of coal fn the Nash-
'Ville-: market. ? The case was submitted .00 ,
.agreed statement of facts. Judge-Ander-
son -held Overton "guilty of violating the
anU-ctfml'ilJc'-law Of '1KS0 n,ml fined, hi in.
-$2Wf ; '