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THE MATtYVrLLE, TENjN., TIMES.
THE TIMES. A. J. NKFF, Publisher. MABYVILLK. TENNESSEE. CURRENT TOPIC& The Augusta (lia.) National Exposition ha. closed. Tm National debt on December 1 was 11,148, 88,86107. Minnksota is at a toil to know wbat em ployment to give ber oonvicta. Paras window-glass is an assured suc cess. Breakage will be less frequent An over-production of window glass is causing a glut in tbe Western market Is Utah comes into tbe Union tbe will orobaoly be called tbe Matrimonial State. Tnu are six or more candidates for tbe Speakership in the Fifty-first Congress. Opera glasses with long handles, after tbe style of lorgnettes, are something tew. The Queen of Portugal is known among her subject by tbe title of "Angel of Pity." The Duchess of Cambridge pnys a well known vocalist 34,000 a ytar to slug to her daily. Alabama is the farmer's paradise. They control tbe coming Legislature in that State. Kalakaba, King ot the Nandwi- h Islands, will visit this country in the spring. Sidney, Australia, will soon have the largest organ in the world. It will cost $75,000. The double-breasted vest, out of the Held of fashion for a long time, has come back to it A man named Hicks has invented a wheel that will throw a dynamite projec tile five miles. Editor William O'Brien manages to get into trouble about as often as any pat riot of tbe age. The Sultan of Turkey has become inter ested in typewriting, and is practicing the art sedulously. Thirty-five divorce cases six of which were tried were disposed of in one hour by a Chicago judge. The famous Havana cigar factory, the Henry Clay, has been sold to an English syndicate for $l,U0,0Ot). AN effort is being made, with every in dication of su cess, to re-establish a Southern Base Ball League. The man who shot his wife because she was in good health is more ambitious to incur doctors' bills than most Applicants for tbe consulship at Hayti will not be numerous if Legitime shows the bellicose spirit attributed to him. A diiy goods clerk in Pittsburgh, who ate three mince pies on a wager the other night, was found dead in bed the next morning. The heaviest man In Virginia is thought to be Captain Cab Maddux, of Fauquier County. He weighs 44J pounds and is a hotel -keeper. Old boots and shoes, steamed to a pulp, i are now converted into tbe suit, stamped, ornamental leather so popular for artistic bookbinding. Tinted gray is something new in note paper. The note sheet is small, folds once and fits the envelope, which has a rounded, not square, flap. Arbor day, which originated in Nobrns ka, .has been the means of causing the planting of nearly l,0u0,000 acres of forest land in that State alone. The Federation of Labor has decided to make on the 1st of May, 1840, a concerted demand throughout the United States for the adoption of the eight-hour system. Smoky London will probably bo less gloomy in the fuuire. The entire city is to be illuminated by electricity. The plant re quired for this will te the largest in thu world. Joiin Jacob Astor has given (160,003 to erect an additional building for the New York Cancer Hospital. Mr. Astor's gifts to the institution thus far exceed N0,003. Last year our imports from Japan, in eluding raw silk, teas, fans, handkerchiefs, bamboo and the like, amounted to nearly $10,01.0,0' 0 more than was bought by any other nation. A Brooklyn fireman who was buried under a falling wall says that his only tbought was of his land.ady. He ovvod her lor two weeks' board, and be was afraid she'd lose it ..... The Swiss toy makers lei Edison get ahead of them in the phonograph dolls, but they are making toy ouildren that mil itate perfectly the human voice and tbs shrill whistle of birds. A bill passed the South Carolina Sen ate, a few days ago, making it a misde meanor, pnnishable by dismissal, for any member of tbe Legislature to accept a true pass from any railroad. One hundred of Denver's leading busi ness men will go to Washington to attend the inauguration, dressed as cowboys. They have secured the Cowboy Band, of Dodge City, to accompany them. Nkab, Winnipeg, Manitoba, lives a far mer named MiRae who ti led to hang him self because hia wife cave $10 to her church. The wife saved his life by cutting him down, and the church gave the money back. Sen atom Reaoan, of Texas, appointed his wife as his private secretary. Every Senator not the chairman of a committee is allowed a private secretary, who re ceives a salary of $0 a day during the cs sion. The savory nutmeg is placed on the list of active poisons by the Hospital of Lou don, because m boy of eight years, after eating two whole nutmegs, fell into a comatose state and died within twelve hours. A short time since a manufactory of artificial hair charged its ruin on the fash ion of wearing one's own hair, set by Mad. Laugtry. And now tue bustle manufac turers are charging their ruin upon Sir,. Cleveland. The fates favored him and he is now a very wealthy man. ifae inventor We st inghouse, who has made naif a dozen mil lions out of his air brakes once offered to sell it outright for i0,0J0. Eight gigantic pears from .Stanislaus County, Cat., that were recently exhioited in Ban Fran iaco, weighed thirty-three and one-tbird pounds, or tour and one sixth pounds each, and they completely tilled a live-gal, on gla.-s jar. A clows wringer was the rather odd present that a Jersey City young man ii ale his best girt. 'the pair afterward squabbled, and ..e demanded tne return of the wringer and two other presents, but the girl refuses t. gie them up. TALMGE'S SERMON. Tbe Drudgery In tbe Bondage of Sin, With the Devil as a Hard Task Master A Degrading Service From Which There Is no KeUcC Rev. T. De Witt Talmago's discourse Sunday was entitled "Lifted from the Brick-kilns." His text was: 'Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with sil ver, and ber feathers with yellow gold." Psalms Ixviii. 13. He said :j I suppose you know what the Israelites did down in Egyptian slavery. They made bricks. Amid tbe utensils of the brick kiln there were also other rtensils of cook ery the kettles, the pots tbe pans with which they prepared th.fir daily food and when these poor slaves, tired of the day's work, lay down to rest they lay down amid the implements of cookery and the implements of bard work. When they arose In the morning they found their garments covered with the clay and tbe smoke and the dust and besmirched and begrimed with the utensils of cook ery. But after a while the Lord broke up that sloverv, and He took these poor slaves into a land where they had better garb, bright and clean nnd beautiful ap parel. No more bricks for them to make. Jjet Pharaoh make his own bricks. When David in my text comes to describe the translation of those poor Israelites from their bondage amid the brick-kilns Into the glorious emancipation for which God had prepared them, ho says: "Though ye have lain among the pots, yet yo slmll be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold." Miss Whately, the author of a celebrated book, '"Lifo in Egypt," said she sometimes saw people in the East cooking their food on the top of houses, and that she had often seen, .iust before sundown, pieoons, iloves, which bad, during the boat of the day, been biding among tbo kettles and the pons with which the food was prepared, picking up the c urabs that they might find just about tbe hour of sunset would spread their wings and fly heavenward, entirely unsoiled by the region in which they had moved, for the pigeon Is a very cleanlv bird. And as the pigeons flew nwny the setting sun would throw silver on their wings and gold on their breasts, po you can see it was not a far fetched simile or an unnaturnl compari son when David in my text says to these emancipated Israelites, and says to all those who are brought out of any kind of trouble into any kind of spiritual Joy: "Though ye hnve lain among the pots, yet shall yo be ns the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold." Sin is the hardest of nil taskmasters. Worso than Tharaoh, it keeps us trudging, trudging in a most de grading service; but after a whilo Christ comes and He says: "Let my people go;" and we pass ont from nmong the brick kilns of Bin Into tha glorious liberty of the gospel; we put on the clean rolies of a Christian protession, and when at last wo soar away to the warm nost which God has provided for us in Heaven, wo shall go fairer than a dove, its win?s covered with silver, and its feathers covered with yel low gold. I am going to preach something which some of you do not believe.and that is that the grandest possible adornment is the re ligion of Jesus Christ There are a groat many people who suppose thnt religion is a very different thirfg from what it really is. The reason men condemn the Bible is because they do not understand it; they hnve not properly examined it. Dr. John son said thnt Hume told a minister in the bishopric ot Durh im that ho had n ver particularly examined the New Testa ment, yet all his life warring against it Hnlley, the astronomer, announced his skepticism to Sir Isaac Newton, and Sir Isaac Newton snid: "Now, sir, I have ex amine 1 the subject and you have not. and I am ashamed that you, professing to bo a philosopher, consent to condemn n thing you have never examined." And so men reject the religion of Jesus Christ because they really have never investigated it They think it. something equivocal, some thing that will not work, something reck snillion, something hypocritical, some thing repulsive, when it is so bright and so beautiful yon might ci mnaro it to a chaf finch, you might compare it to a robin redbreast, you might compare it to a dove, it-s wings covered with silver and its feathers wi'H yellow gold. But how '! it if a younr man becomes a Christian? AH through the club-rooms where he associates, nil through the bus Iness circles where he is known there is :'omroiseratitin. They say: "What a pity that a young man who had such I right prospects should so have been despoiled by those Christians, giving up all bis worldly prospects for something which is cf no particular present worth !" Here is a young woman wbo becomes a Christian, her voice, her fft-v her manners the charm of the drawing-';'., m. Now, all through the fashionable circles tbe whisper goes: "What a pity that such a bright light should have teen extinguished, that such a graceful gait should be crippled, that such worldly prospects should be ob literated!" Ah, my friends, it can be shown Hint religious ways are ways of pleasantness, and that all her paths are peace; that religion, instead of being dark, and doleful, and lachrymose, and repuls ive, is fright and beautiful, fairer than a dove, Its wings covered with silver and its feathers with yellow gold. See, in the first place, what religion will do for a man's heart I care not how cheerful a man may naturally be before conversion; conversion brings him up to a higher standard of cheerfulness. I do not say he wil 1 laugh any louder, 1 do not say but he may stand back from some forms of hilaiity in which ho once in dulged ; but there comes into his soul an immense satisfaction. A young man, not a Christian, depends upon worldly suc cesses to keep his spirits up. Now he is prospered, now he has large salary, now he has a beautiiul wardrcbe, now he has pleasant friends, now he has more money than he knew? how to .p vl; evorv thing goes bright nnd welt with him. But trou ble comes there are many young men in the house this morning who can testify of tbeir own experience that sometimes friends are gone, his salary is jjone, his health is gone; goes down, down. -If be comes sour, cross, queer, misanthropic, blames the world, blames society, blames the church. bhimes every thing, rushes, perhaps, to the inlox eating cup to diown his trouble, but, instead of drowning his trouble drowns bis body and drowns uis sos. I. But here is a Christian young man Trouble cvnies to him. Does he give up. No. He throws himself back on the re sources of Heaven. He says; ' God is ray father. Ont ot all these disaster I shall pluck advantage for my soul. All the promises are mine, Christ is mine, Chris tian companionship is mine, Heaven Is mine. What though my apparel be worn out? Christ gives me a robe of righteous ness. Wbat though my money be gone? I have a title deed to the whole universe in tbe promise, 'AH are yours.' What though my worldly friends falljaway Min istering angels are my body guard. What though my fare be poor and my bread be scant. I sit at the King's banquet" Ob, what a poor, shallow stream is worldly enjoyment compared with tbe deep, broad, overflowing river of Cod's peace, rolling midway in the Christian heart! Sometimes you have gone out on the iron-bound beach of the sea when there has been a storm on tbe ocean, and yon have seen the waves dash into white foam at your feet They did not do you any barm. While there you thought of the chapter written by the Psalmist, and perhaps you recite it to yourself while the storm was making com mentary upon the passage: ' God Is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble. Therefore will I not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters there of roar and be troubled; though the mountains shake with the swelling there of. Selah!" Ob, how independent the religion of Christ makes a man of worldly success and worldly circumstances! Nelson, the night before his last battle, said: "To morrow I shall win either a peerage or a grave in Westminster Abbey." And it docs not make much difference to the Christian whether be rises or falls in worldly matters ; he has everlasting renown any way. Other plumage may be torn in the blast, but that soul adorned with Chris tian grace, is fairer than the dove, its wings covered with silver, and its feathers with yellow gold. You and I have found out that people who pretend to be happy are not always happy. Look at that young man earica turing tho Christian religion, scoffing at every thing good, going into roystering drunkenness,dashingthe champagne bottle to the floor, rolling the glasses from the bar-room counter, laughing, shouting, stamping the floor.shrieking. Is he happy? I will go to bis midnight pillow. I will see him turn the gas off. I will ask myself if the pillow on which he sleeps is as soft as the pillow on which that pure young man sleeps. Ah! no. When he opens his eyes in the morning will the world be as bright to him as to that young man wbo retired at night saying his prayers, invokinz God's blessing upon his own soul and the souls of his comrades, and father and mother and brother and sister far away? No, no. His laughter will ring out from tbe saloon so that you hear it as you pass by, for it is hollow laughter; in it is the snapping of heart strings and the rattle of prison gates. Happy! That young man happy? Let him fill high the bowl ha can not drown an upbraiding conscience. Let the balls roll through the bowling-alley; the deop rumble nnd tbe sharp crack can not over power the voices of condemnation. Let him whirl in tbe dance of sin and tempta tion and death. All the brilliancy cf the scene can not make him forget the last look of his mother, as he left home, when she said to him: "Now, my son, you will do right, I am sure you will do right; you will, won't yon?" Thnt young man hap pv? Why, across every night there flit shndows of eternal darkness: there are adders co'led up in every cup; there nro vultures of despair striking their iron beaks into his heart; there arc skeleton tlnzers of grief pinching at his throat. I come in r.mnng the clicking of the glasses, and under the flashing of tho chandeliers, and I cry: "Woe! woe! The way of the ungodly shall perish. There is no peace, saith my God, for the wicked. The way of transgressors Is hard." Oh, my friends, there is more j y in one drop of Christian satisfaction than in whole rivers of sinful delight. Other wings may be drenched of the storm nnd splashed of the tempest, but tbe dove that comes in through the win dow of th s heavenly arc has wings like the dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. Again I remark, religion is an adorn ment in the style of usefulness into which it inducts a man. Here are two young men. The one has fine culture, exquisite wardrobe, plenty of friends, great world ly success, but he lives for himself. His chief care is for his own comfort. He lives uselessly. He dies unregretted. Here is another young man. His apparel may not be so good, his education may not be so thorough. He lives for others. His hap piness is to make others happy. He Is as self-denying as tne dying soldier, falling in the ranks, when he said: "Colonel, there is no need of those boys tiring them selves by carrying me to the hospital; let mo die just where I am." So this young man of whom 1 speak loves God. wants all tbe world to love Him, is not ashamed to carry a bundle of clothes up that dark alley to tbe poor. Which of those young men do you admire the better? The one a sham, the other a Prince Imperial. Oh, do fan know of any thing, my hear er, that is more beautiful than to see a young man (tart out for Christ? Here is some one tailing; he lifts him up. Here is a vagabond boy; be introduces him to a mission school. Here is a family freezing to death; he carries them a scuttle of coal. There are eight hundred millions perishing iu midnight heathen darkness; by all possible means he tr ies to send tbem the goipel. He may be laughed at, and he may be sneered at, and he mav be carica tured, but he is not ashamed to go every w here, saying: "I am not ashamed of tbe Gospel of Chrit. It is the power ot God and the wisdom of God unto salvation " Such a young man can go through every thing. Thire is no force on earth or in hell that can resist him. I show you three spectacles. Spectacle tbe first : Napoleon passes by with the host that went down with him to Egypt and up with him to Russia, and crossed the continent on the bleeding heart of which be set his iron heel, and across tbe quiver ing ticsh of which li went grinding the wheels of Ms gun-carriages in his dying moments asking his attendants to put on his military boots for him. Spectacle the second: Voltaire, bright and learned and witty and eloquent with tongue and voice and stratagem infernal, wairing against God and poisoning whole kingdoms with bis infidelity, yet ap plauded by the clapping hands of thrones and empires and continents his last words, in delirium supposing Christ standing by the bedside bis last words: "Ciush that wretch?" Spectacle tha thlras Paul -Paul insig niflcant in person, thrust out from all re fined association, scourged, spat on, hounded like a wild beast from city to city, yet trying to make the world good and Heaven full; announcing resurrection to those who mourned at the barred gates of th dead; speaking consolations which light up the eyes ot widowhood and or phanage and want with glow of certain and eternal release; undaunted before those wo cirsltl take his life, his cheek flushed with traport, and bis eye on Heaven; with ont hand shaking defiance at all the foes of earth and all the princi palities of bell, and with tbe other hand beckoning messenger angels to come and bear him away, as he "lam now ready to be offered, and the time ot my de parture is at hand; I have fought tbe good fight, I have finished my course, 1 have kept the faith; henceforth tnei is laid up for me a crown of righteousness svhich the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give aas." Which ot the three spectacles do you most admire? When the wind of deatt struck the conqueror and the inlldel they were tossed like sea-gulls in a tempest drenched of the wave, and torn of the hur ricane, tbeir dismal voices heard through the everlasting storm; but when the wave and the wind of death struck Paul, like au albatross, be made a throne of the tempest, and one day floated away into the calm, clear summer of Heaven, brighter than the dove, its wings covered with silver, and the feathers with yellow gold. Oil! uro you not in love with such a religion a re ligion which can do so much for a man while he lives, and so much for a mat, when be comes to die? I suppose you may have noticed tbe contrast be tween the departure of a Christian anil the departure of an infidel, Deodorus, dy. iug in chagrin because bo could not com pose a joke equal-to the joke uttered at the other end ot his fable. Zeuxis, dying in u fit of laughter at the sketch of an ngeii woman a sketch made by bis own hand. Mazurin, dying playing cards, his friend holding bis hands because he was unable to hold them himself. All that on one side, compared with the departure of tin Scotch minister, who said to bis friends: "I have no interest as to whether I live or die; if I die, 1 shall be with the Lord, and if I live tbe Lord shall be with mo." Or the last words of Washington: "It is well." Or the last words of Mcintosh, the learned and great: "Happy!" Or tho last word of Hannah More the Christian poetess : "Jov !" Or those of thousands of Christians who have gone, saying: "Lord Jesus, re ceive my spirit Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." "Oh death! where is thy stingf O grave! where is thy victory?" Behoiu the contrast! Behold the charm of the one; behold the darkness of the other I Now. I know it is very popular in this day for young men to think there is somothing more charming in skepticism than in reli gion. They nre ashamed of the old-fashioned religion of the cross, and t'uey pride themselves on their free thinking on all these subjects. My young friends, I want to tell you what I know from observation: that while skepticism is a beautiful land at the start it is a great Sahara Desert at the last. Years ago a minister's son went off from home to college. At Ool b ge he formed the acquaintance of a young man whom 1 shall call Ellison. Elli son was an infidel. Ellison scoffed at reli gion, and the minister's son soon learned from him tbe infidelity, and, when he went home on bis vacation, broke his father's heart by his denunciations of Christianity. Time passed on and vacation came, and the minister's son went off to spend the vaca tion, and was on a journey and came to a hotel. The hotel-keeper said: "lamsony that to-night I shall have to put you in I room adjoining one where there is a very skk nnd dying man. 1 can give vou nootb er accommodation." "Oh," said the young college student and minister's son, "that will make no difference to me, except the matter of sympathy w ith any body that is suffering." The young man retired to bit room, but could not sleep. All nigh long he heard the groaning of tbe Bick man, or the step of the watchers, stml hi soul trembled. Ho thought to himself: "Now. there is only a thin wall bMween me and a departing spirit. How, if Elli son should know how 1 feel? How, If Elli son should find out bow my heart fi'-tttorsl What would Ellison say if he kruw my skepticism gave way ?" He slept DOT. In the morning, coming down, he said to the hotel-keeper: "How is the sick man?': "Ob," said tbe hotel-keeper, "Ire It dead, poor fellow! Tbe doctors told us Pa could not live through tbe night" "Ws!i," said the young man, "what was the slrk one's name? Where is he from?" "Well," said the hotel-keeper, "he is from Providence College." "Providence College! What is his name?" "Ellison." "Ellison?" Oh. how tbo young man was stunned ! It was his old college-mate dead without any hope. It was many hours before the young man conld leave that hotel He got on his horse and started homeward, and all the way he heard something saying to him: "Dead! Lost! Dead! Lost!" He came to no sat isfaction until be entered tbe Christian life, until he entered tbe Christian minis try, until ho became one of the most emi nent missionaries of the cross, the greatest Biptist missionary the world has ever seen since the days of Paul no superior to Adoniram Judson. Mighty on earth, mighty in Heaven Adoniram Judson. Which do you like the best Judson's skepticism or Judson's Christian life? Judson's suffering for Christ's sake, Jud son's almost martyrdom? Oh, young man, take your choice between these two kinds of lives. Your own heart tells you this morning the Christian life is more admira ble, more peaceful, more comfortable ami more beautiful. Oh, if religion does so much for a man on earth what will it do for him in Heaven? That is tbe thought that comes to me not If a soldier can afford to shout: "Hussa!' when he goes into battle, how much more jubilantly he can afford to shout: "Hucsa!" when be has gained the victory ! If religion is so good a thing to. have here, bow bright a thing it will be in Heaven ! 1 want to see that young man when the glories of Heaven have robed and crowned him. I want to hear him sing when all huskiness of earthly colds is gone, and he rises up with tha great doxology. 1 want to know wbat standard he will carry when marching un der arches of pearl in the army of ban ners. 1 want to know what company he will keep in a land where they are all Kings and Queens forever and ever. If 1 have induced one of you here this morning to begin a better life, then 1 want to know it 1 may not in this world clasp hands with you in friendship, I may not hear from your own lips the story of tempta tion and sorrow, but I will clasp hands with you when tho tea is passed and the gates aie entered. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Thomas & Sons' tack works, just outside of Norristown, Pa., were destroyed by tiro recently. LOM 160,000. An American, who gave the name of Van Dyke, has swindled a Paris jeweler out of 111, 000 francs worth of diamonds. John F. Munger's furniture store No. 131 Essex street New York, was damaged by fire the other day to the extent ot tt.ri,000. Full- insured. James Burke, alias Brown, arrested last week at Washington, D. C, while trying to steal jewels belonging to Mrs. James Brown Potter, lias boon convicted of grand larceny. Dr. H. D. Flower, of Fulton, 111., commit ted suicide the other day by cutting his throat with a pocket-knife. He was widely known as a traveling doctor. He was for several years in contest with the Illinois State Board of Health, and last spring lost his suit and was debarred from practice in that State. It is stated that a secretary of the Irish Patriotic Union named Houston is the man who sold tbe alleged Parnell letters to the London Timts and that he bought them from Richard Pigott, the Fenian, by whom they were forged. It is stated that ex-Empress Eugenie is going to Paris to receive the chiefs of the Imperialist committees. The directors of the Western Union Tele graph Company have declared a quarterly dividend of one aud a fourth per cent, Edmund King, a wealthy farmer living three miles from Broken Bow, Neb., was shot and instantly killed the other day by Ed Demerritt, a neighbor. They quarreled about Bome cattle. Demerritt is iu jail und is in danger of being lynched. A St. Petersburg dispatch says that tho Rothschilds have contracted fo construct at Batou fifteen reservoirs for storing kerosene with a capacity of 150 000 barrels each. Tho dispatch adds that the Russiaus are aghast at this proceeding and demand that the gov ernment restrict tho operations. Meredith, the principal assailant of Phil Daly, was arraigned in court at New York the other dav ami held in $10,000 for trial. All the Spanish treasury officials have been Imprisoned pending an inquiry into the robbery of fc!40,000 from the government's deposit bank in Madrid. Mr. Walter Btandish, of the James W. Hallock company, playing at the Grand Oiiera House, Boston, dropped dead on the 12th from heart disease. Tho House Military Affairs Committee has directed General Spinolo, of New York, to report favorably to tho House the Senate bill to retire General Fremont with the rank of Major General. A favorable report has also been agreed to on tho joint resolu tion to establish an army and navy museum in the city of Washington. An assignment for tho benefit of creditors has boon made by tho Stave and Lumber Company, composed of several capitalists of Columbus, Ind., but whoso operations are carried on at Erin, Tenu. Tho assets are $130,000; liabilities $90,000. The causo of the assignment was tho success of a largo suit brought against tho company. Robert T. Jones, sheriff of Grant County, Ind., was shot and killed tho other night by John A. Fleming, a horse thief, ut, Jerome, a village twenty-five miles south of Wabash, Ind. The sheriff was attempting to arrest Fleming, who escaped from Jail some time ago. The murderer was afterwards arrested by a deputy sheriff and is now in tho peni tentiary. There was much talk of lynch ing, and the Jerome jail was not deemed se cure enough. Tho tug boat Hugh Bond, owned by the Gowanus Towing Coinpauy, filled during the recent galo and sank in the Gowanus canal near Brooklyn, N. Y. The crew es caped. , A dispatch from London states that the steamship Glengarry, from New York for London, collided with an unknown vessel off Gravoseud. The Glengarry is badly dam aged and several lives are supposed to have been lost. Emperor William of Germany lias ordered that nono of the imperial servants shall wear u moustache. This is simply a renewal of the order of the late Emperor William to the same effect. Suit has beon entered in the Luzerne County (Pa.) court by John Jennings and his son James against the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, claiming $40,000 dam ages for permanent injuries sustained by James in tho Mud Run accident. The South Carolina Legislature has re elected M. C. Butler as United States Sena tor. Tho vote was unanimous, except thut three colored members of the House voted for T. F. Miller, the defeated Republican candidate for Congress in the Seventh dis trict. The Legislative, Executivo and Judicial appropriation bill has been completed by the sub-committee and it is expected that the full committee will be ready in a few days to report the bill to tho House. It differs only in minor details from the bill of last year. Frank J. Livingston, aged sixteen, an ap prentice on the United States training ship Minnesota, now at Now York, fell over board the other day and was drowned. His body was recovered. The President has approved bills author izing tbe construction of bridges across the Mississippi at La Crosse, Wis., and across the Kentucky river and its tributaries by the Nlcholasville & Boattyville railroad. The Supreme Court of Ohio has granted the motion to take up out of its regular turn the case of the State against Stay nor and Ives. The object is to have the case disposed of before the prosecuting attorney retires from office on January 7. The only member of the present Boston school board re-elected on the 1 It b was Miss Hastings, and among the eleven new mem bers there are no Catholics. Taking the vote of Sehendlor for school commissioner and subtracting from It the total vote fur mayor gives 16,947 as the approximate num ber of women who voted, out of a total reg istration of '21.300. The President has denied applications for pardons in the case of Henry C. Anderson, convicted in Arkansas of violation of the pension laws, and sentenced August, 1887, to five years imprisonment at Little Rock penitentiary; and in tbe case of George M. Bain, Jr., convicted in Virginia of violation of the National banking act and sentenced March, 1888, to five years in the Albany penitentiary. A dispatch received at the State Depart ment from the American legation at Berlin states that the proceedings instituted some time ago by tbe authorities of Schleswig for the expulsion of Hans Grp-bol, a naturalized American citisen, have been suspended at the instance of the legation. A committee appointed by the woolen manufacturers and commission merchants of New York, who came to Washington to urge the passage of the Breckenridge reso lution relative to tbo duty on wool and woolens, waiuml ou Ssjcrctary Mft&M 'he other day to discuss that measure and, if possible, to secure bis co-operation. 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