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MEXICO’S FATAL SHAKING
150 LIVES LOST AT MOCTEZUMA
AND 27 AT OPUTU.
Grenada and Gusabar Almost Com
pletely Destroyed and Many People
Injured—The San Jose Mountains
Again Capering N ear Tucson -Canons
Filled With Water and Gold Veins
San Francisco, May B.—A special from
Guaynias, Mex., dated yesterday, says:
“The earthquake of May 3 was accompanied
by a terrible volcanic eruption at Batrispe,
which destroyed Moctezuma, killing 150 per
sons and igniting the wooden vicinity.
Twenty-seven persons wore also killed at
Oputu by falling buildings. Many persons
were injured at Grenada and Gusabar,
which towns were almost completely de
the government informed.
Citt of Mexico, May S. —The govern
ment to-day received its first information
regarding the disastrous earthquake of May
8 at Batrispe, in the district of Moctezuma,
Sonora, by which 150 persons lost
their lives. The earthquake oc
curred at 3:50 o’clock in the afternoon.
Violent volcanic eruptions began In the
neighboring mountains, lighting up the
summits for a long distance. The same
afternoon earthquake shocks were felt
throughout the State. The prediction is
made here by local scientists that Mexico is
about to undergo a general seismic convul
sion. and recent records of earthquake
shocks show that there is widespread vol
canic actions from one end of Mexico to the
other. Volcanic outbreaks are occurring
near the Guatemalian border, as well as in
the State of Sonora.
THE SAN JOSE RANGE AGAIN SHAKEN.
Tucson, Ari. , May 8. —Another violent
earthquake is reported in the San Jose
mountains, forty miles south of Fort Hua
chacea, in Sonora. Gen. Forsyth has sent
an exploring party to investigate. A party
which has just returned from the Santa
Catalina mountains reports that the canons
are full of water, which was brought to the
surface by the earthquake. This is a great
boon for that region, as there are thousands
of acres of good farming lands at the base
of these mountains which only needed water
to make them valuable. 'Another good
effect of the earthquake is the opening of
two large gold veins, which were discovered
in the Santa Catalina mountains at a point
where a whole side of the mountain slid
down. Several prospecting parties have
left to locate claims.
FIRE IN FACTORIES.
Four Wood WorkingFirma Suffer Loss
at New York.
New York, May B.—Fire broke out late
last night in the frame building Nos. 410 to
430 East One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
Street, occupied in part by H. H. Neil’s sash
and blind factory/ The fire extended
through the entire row and destroyed the
planing and turning mills of George Mc-
Kenzie and a liko shop carried on by Mi’s.
Clyde. Mrs. Clyde’s stock was damaged to
the extent of *3,000, and that of the other
two about $5,000 each. The buildings were
totally destroyed. While the fire depart
ment was fighting the flames they set fire to
the lumber yard of Abraham Steers, which
adjoined, and destroyed stock valued at
about SIO,OOO, whicli was insured for $7,000.
The sash awl blind factory of Police Justice
Welde also caught fire and $2,500 damage
was done to his stock. The losses were pretty
well covered by insurance.
GLASS WORKS BURNED.
Pittsburg, May B.—The Homestead glass
works, at Homestead, Pa., caught fire short
ly before midnight and in less than an houn
the factory, cutting and packing depart
ments, offices and warehouses were in ruins.
The fire started near the furnaces, and is
believed to have been caused by natural gas.
The loss was $50,000. The property is fully
insured. The works will be rebuilt. One
hundred men will bo temporarily thrown
out of employment.
FLAMES IN A SIROCCO.
Vienna, May B.—A hot sirocco blew a
whole week throughout Hungary, parching
' egetation and rendering it inflammable.
At Toroczko 300 houses were burned and
four lives were lost. The conflagration
lasted two days.
At Ruskberg a church and thirty-seven
houses were destroyed.
At Eperies all the churches and public
buildings were destroyed. It is estimated
losses will exceed $2,500,000.
All the Hungarian and many Austrian in
surance houses are involved Rain is now
A Nephew of Congressman Blackburn
Accidentally Kills a Lady.
Lexington, Ky., May B.—A terrible
tragedy took place this morning near Spring
Station, on the farm of Capt. James Black
bum, ex-Secretary of State and brother of
Honateq-J. c. N. Blackburn. Miss Henriet
ta Blackburn accompained by her cousin,
Henrietta Hempstead, a young lady of IS)
years, went out to shoot at a mark
with a small rifle. They were joined by
Samuel Blackburn, a young man of 22,
brother of Miss Henrietta Blackburn, and a
friendly contention was begun as to who
should shoot first. The three engaged in a
playful struggle for the possession of tho
rifle, and in this struggle the weapon was
discharged, the ball piercing the heart of
Miss Henrietta Hempstead and killing her
Editor Gambrill’a Killing.
Jackson, Miss , May B.—The jury of in
quest in the eaae of It. J. Giunbrill, editor
or the Sword and Shield , who wasshotand
nlinof t instantly killed late Thursday night
“.V Cos!. Hamilton, lessee of the penitentiary,
sojourned at 11:30 o’clock last night after
two days almost eontinuui session. They
tt vul ’diet as follows:
’ ” p . the jury of inqu<>st in tho case of
the death of Roderick Giunbrill, Ibid that he
'ame to his death from pistol shots and
wounds inflicted by tho hands of Jones H.
i bimilton us principal anil others ns uliet
tors unknown to the jury.”
Gladstone Gives a Dinner.
London, May S.—Mr. Gladstone gave a
miiner last evening to Earl Pbieiiecr, Baron
olverton, T. I), Sullivan, Justice McCar
thy and several British members of tbs
iioiueof Commons. The meeting of the
Jornellites and Hurl Silencer was a most
"i’dml one and was made tho subject of
congratulations. Mr. (Hailstone talked
Rueli of the Times' charges and the pros
pects of home rule and coercion. He also
commented on the sympathy shown in
America with the Irish cause.
Awoke Under a Train.
Macon, Ga. , May B.—A negro was killed
•n n singular way on the Georgia rend eight
miles fioni Macon first night. He made a
[miow of hUonat and lay down between
cross-ties and went to sleep. He was
(moused by a passenger train rolling over
mm, ami j, e | H j wv i fiend a bolt on a
Brake beam struck him, tearing off the top
of ms sku]].
District Grand Lodge No. 7 in Session
Memphis, May 8. —District Grand Lodge
No. 7, Independent Order ’Bnai Brith, met
in annual session here this forenoon. There
was a verv large attendance of delegates
from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Ar
kansas, Louisiana, Florida and Texas. The
morning session was devoted to the reading
of the message of President G. A. Levy, of
Victoria, Tex., and the election of officers,
which resulted as follows:
President—Gabe Cahn, of New Orleans.
First Vice President—F. M. Tillman, of
Second Vice President—Samuel Hirsch, of
Secretary—A. S. Meyers, of Memphis.
Treasurer—Charles L. Gross, of Canton,
Sergeant-at-Arms—S. L. Winner, of
Trustees of the New Orleans Widows and
Orphans Home—Joseph Wagner, of New
Orleans; Nathaniel Strauss, of Mobile; I.
C. Levy, of Galveston; A. Suhler, of Waco,
Tex.; and Samuel Ullman, of Birmingham,
Trustees of tho Touro Infirmary of New
Orleans—Max Weiland and Simon Gam
ble, of New Orleans, and Isailore Strauss, of
Hon. B. F. Peixotto, of New York, late
Minister to Roumania, and now editor of
the Menorah , the official organ of the order,
was present, and gave an eloquent address
during the forenoon session.
After the installation of officers by Past
President Ferdinand Marks, of New Or
leans, the convention adjourned until to
morrow morning. The delegates were
entertained to-night by an operatic perform
ance at the theatre by local Jewish talent,
followed by a grand ball and banquet at the
rooms of the Memphis Club.
MURAT HALSTEAD AROUSED.
He Defends Gen. Wolseley’s Article
Against Mr. Davis’ Criticisms.
Cincinnati, Mav B.—Murat Halstead, of
the Commercial Gazette , will print in his
I wiper to-morrow, over his own initials, a
stricture on Jefferson Davis’ historical in
accuracy in that gentleman’s recent criti
cism of Gen. Wolseley’s paper on Gen. Lie at
Fredericksburg. Mr. Halstead maintains
that Gen. Wolselev was right. Mr. Hal
stead was at Fredericksburg, and knows
whereof he speaks. He sharply criticises Mr.
Davis for speaking of two Federal armies.
He says in substance: “Mr. Davis, in criti
cising Gen. Wolseley for saying that Gen.
Burnside’s army was in a tight place at
Fredericksburg and allowed to escape, falls
into the strange error, which he repeats
and dwells upon, of assuming that there
were two national armies—one under Gen.
Burnsides and another within suppirting
distance on the north under Gen. Hooker,
anti out of this theory of two armies Mr.
Davis makes the assertion that Gen. Burn
side’s troops were not in a tight place.
Gen. Hooker did not have an independent
command. He had charge of one of three
grand divisions of Gen. Burnside’s army.
The other two were under Gen. Franklin anil
Gen. Sumner. Gen. Hooker was in the
battle of the first dav, personally giving
orders to Glen. Humphreys that he had re
ceived from Gen. Burnside to continue the
hopeless attack upon Stonewall, and vainly
attempting to support it with artillery.
Btonewall Jackson is reported to have ad
vised a night attack on the troojis in Fred
ericksburg, and if he hail known how greatly
they hod been damaged he would almost
certainly have made the attack. There is no
doubt that after their repulse they were in
a dangerous situation, justifying Gen.
Wolseley’s phrase of a “tight place.”
A SERIES OF DISASTERS.
Laßretagne Sinks a Bark LaCham
pagne Sinks a Steamer.
Havre, May B.—The French steamer
Laßretagne, Capt. de Jousselin, from New
York April 30, arrived here at noon to-day.
She reports that during the night she col
lided with and sank a Norwegian bark. The
crew of the bark was saved.
Tho steamer LaChampagne, which sailed
yesterday morning for New York, and
which afterward returned, having bron in
collision, was run into by the steamer Viile
de Rio. The latter steamer sank, but her
crew and passengers were saved. The col
lision caused a panic among the Italians on
board the LaChampagne, who made a rush
for a lifeboat and caused ittocapsize. Thirty
five of them were drowned, in addition to
thi-ee sailors, who had tried to prevent the
rush. The steamer Ville de Bordeaux
rescued fifteen Italians clinging to the cap
The collision took place about noon in a
fog. Tlie shock was so violent that
the LaChampagne was thrown almost com
pletely over the starboard beam. A wide
hole two yards long was opened in the
larboard side near the poop, just above the
water mark. The Captain finding it im
possible to return to Havre, ran the steamer
aground on a sandy beach in order to save
the lives on board.
SHOT BY CATTLE THIEVES.
A Wealthy Cattle and Land Man At
tacked on the Highway.
Albuquerque, N. M., May B.—William
Slaughter, one of tho wealthiest stock rais
ers in New Mexico, was killed Friday in
American valley by two men named Young
blood and Adkins. Mr. Slaughter was riding
along the road unarmed, when Youngblood
and Akkins met him, and after a few words
shot anil killed him. List year Mr. Slaugh
ter was a member of tho Soooro county
grand jury, anil a large number of men
were indicted for cattle stealing, among
them being Younfeblood and Akkins. It
was believed that Mr. Slaughter was mainly
instrumental in procuring the indictments,
ami bad blood has existed between him and
the men ever since.
Albuquerque, N. M., May 8, f> r. m.~
Mr. Slaughter, the wealthy cattle and land
owner of Socorro county, who was reported
shot and killed last Friday, is not dead, but
seriously wounded. Ills assailants have not
yet been captured.
Every Protestant Pulpit in Louisville
Filled by a Delegate.
Louisville, Ky., Mays.—Every Protest
ant pulpit in the city to-day was filled by a
Baptist preacher, both night and morning.
Many of the sermons were notable for the
profundity and eloquence with which they
were delivered. It is generally conceded
that the l*>dy of delegates to the convention
embraces more scholarship, eloquence and
ability than any previous iissomhlngo in the
history of tho Southern church. It. is now
thought that an adjournment will lie taken
by TUl'S!lay afternoon, when tho delegates
will participate in a grand excursion to
Brewery Hand* Discharged.
Ran Francisco. May 8. —Union men
numbering nlxiut 200 employed in all the
breweries in this city were discharged lost
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY, MAY 0, 1887.
GO AND TELL IT TO JESUS
TALMAGE TAKES A LESSON FROM
JOHN THE BAPTIST’S DEATH.
Tho Disciples When Overcome by
Grief Went to Their Master—An Ex
ample Which Sin-Burdened Human
ity Must Follow if Salvation is Wanted
- Emigration from Time to Eternity.
Brooklyn, May B.—At the Tabernacle
this morning, the Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage,
D. D., gave notice of the annual pilgrimage
of bis congregation, which, this year, will
be to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. It will be
gin July 1 ami end July 7. Dr. Talmage
will preach at Martha’s Vineyard on July
3, anil deliver an oration on July 4. Con
gregational singing at the tabernacle is led
by a cornet and organ. A boy choir chants
twice during the service. The hymn sung
by the congregation this morning begins:
“Sun of my jsoul, thou Saviour deal",
It is not night if Thou tie near.”
Dr. Talmage's text was: “And His disci
ples went anil told Jesus. ” —Matthew xiv., 12.
An outrageous assassination had just
taken place. To appeaso a revengeful
woman, King Herod ordered the death of
that noble, self-sacrificing Christian,
John tho Baptist. The group of
the disciples were thrown into grief
and dismay. They felt themselves
utterly defenseless. There was no authority
to which they could appeal, and yet grief
must always find expression. If there lie no
human eaio to hear it, then the agonized
soul will cry it aloud to the winds and the
woods and the waters. But there was an
ear that was willing to listen. There is a
tender pathos, and at the same time a most
admirable picture, in the words of my text:
“They went and told Jesus. ” He could un
derstand all their grief, and He immediately
soothed it. Our burdens are not more than
half so heavy to carry if another is thrust
under the other end of them.
Here wo find Christ, His brow shadowed
with grief, standing amid the group of dis
ciples, who, with tears, and violent gesti
culations. and wringing of hands, and out
cry of bereavement, are expressing their
woe. Raphael, with his skillful brush put
ting upon the walls of a palace some scene
of sacred story, gave not so skillful a stroke
as when the plain hand of the evangelist
writes: “They went and told Jesus.”
The old Goths and Vandals once came
down upon Italy from the North of Europe,
and they upset the gardens, and they broke
down the altars, and swept away every
thing that was good and beautiful. So
there is ever and anon in the history of all
the sons and daughters of our race an in
cursion of rough-handed troubles that come
to plunder ami ransack and put to the
torch all that men highly prize. There is
no cave so deeply cleft into the mountains
as to allow us shelter, and the foot of
fleetest coursers can not Vicar us beyond the
quick pursuit. The arrows they put to the
string fly with unerring dart, until we fall
pierced and stunned.
1 feel that I bring to you a most appropri
ate message. I mean to bind up all your
griefs into a bundle, and sot them on fire
with a spark from God’s aitar. The some
prescription that cured the sorrow of the
disciples will cure all your heartaches. I
have read that when Godfrey and his army
marched out to capture Jerusalem, as they
came over tho hills, at the first flash of the
pinnacles of that beautiful city, the army
that had marched in silence lifted a shout
that made the earth tremble. O, you
soldiers of Jesus Christ, marching on to
ward heaven, I would that to-day, by some
gleam from the palace of God’s mercy and
rod’s strength, you might be lifted into
great rejoicing, and that before this service
6 ended you might raise one glad hosanna
to the Lord!
In the first place, I commend the behavior
of these disciples to ail those in this audience
who are sinful and unpardoned. There
comes a time in almost every man’s history
when he feels from some source that he has
an erring nature. The thought may not
have such heft as to fell him. It may be
only like the flash in an evening cloud just
after a very hot summer day. One man to
get rid of that impression will go to prayer;
another will stimulate himself by ardent
spirits, and another man will dive deeper in
secularities. But sometimes a man cannot
get rid of these impressions. The fact is,
when a man finds out that his eternity is
poised upon a perfect uncertainty, and that
the next moment his foot may slip, he must
do something violent to make himself forget
where he stands, or else fly for refuge.
If there are any here who have resolved
that they would rather'die of this awful
cancer of sin than to have the heavenly sur
geon cut it out, let me say, my dear brother,
you mingle for yourself a bitter cup. You
flv in the face of your everlasting interests.
You crouch under a yoke and you bite the
dust, when this moment you might rise up
a crowned conqueror. Driven and per
plexed and harassed as you have been by
sin, go and tell Jesus. To relax the grip of
death from your soul, and plant your un
shackled feet upon the golden throne,
Christ let the torture of the bloody mount
transfix Him. With the lieam of His own
cross He will break down the door of your
dungeon. From the thorns of His own
crown He will pick enough gems to make
your brow blaze with eternal victory. In
every tear on His wet cheek; in every gash
of Ifissiile; in every long, blackening mark
of laceration from shoulder to shoulder; in
the grave-shattering, heaven-storming
death groan, I hear Him say: “Him that
cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast you
“Oh,” but you say, “instead of curing my
wound you wont to make another wound,
mum iy: that of conviction." Have you
never known a surgdkn to come and find a
chronic disease, anil then with sharp caustic
burn it all out? So the grace of God comes
to the old sore of sin. It has long Ikxii
rankling there, but by divine grace it is
bunted out through these fires of conviction,
“the flesh coming again as the flesh of a
little child;” “where sin almunded, grace
much more abqundetli.” With the ten
thousand unpardnued sins of your life go
ami tell Jesus. You will never get rill of
your sins in any other way; and remember
that the broad invitation which I extend to
you will not always be extended.
King Alfred, before modem timepieces
were invented, used to divide the day into
three parts, eight hours eaeh, anil then hod
three wax candles. By the time tho first
candle had burned to tlie socket eight hours
had gone, and when the second candle hail
burned to the socket another eight hours hod
gone, and when all the three candles were
gone out then the day had iiassed. Oh, that
some of us instead of calculating our days,
and nights, anil years by any earthly .time
piece, might calculate tnem by the numbers
of opportunities and mercies which are
burning down and burning out, nover to bo
relighted, lest at last wo Is- amid the fool
ish virgins who cried: “Our lamps have
Again: I commend the behavior of the
disciples to all who are tempted. I have
heard men in middle life say they had never
been lend into temptation. If you have not
felt temptation it is liecause you huve not
tried to do right. A man hoppled anil hand
cuffed, .< long as he lies quietly, does not
test the power of the chain; but when he
rises up. and with determination resolves to
i scan tn • hn’idcnff nr break the Wobble (.hen
he finds the power of the iron. And there
are men who have been for ten, and twenty,
and thirty years bound hand and foot by
evil habits who have never felt the power of
the chain, because they have never tried to
break it. It is very easy to go on down
with the stream and with the wind, lying on
your oars; but just turn around and try to
pi against the wind and the tide, and you
will find it a different matter. As long as
wo go down the current of our evil habit we
seem to get along quite smoothly; but if
after a while we turn around and head the
other way, toward Christ, and pardon, and
heaven, oh, then how we have to lay to the
oars! You all have your temptation. You
have one kind, you another, you another,
not one person escaping.
It is all folly for you to say to someone:
“I could not be tempted as you are.” The
iion thinks it is so strange that tho flsli
should be caught with a nook. The fish
thinks it is so strange that the lion should lie
caught with a trap. You see some men
with a cold, phlegmatic temperament, and
you say: “I suppose that man lias not any
temptation.” Yes, as much as you have. In
his phlegmatic nature he has a temptation
to indolence and oensoriousuess anil over
eating and drinking: a temptation to ignore
the great work of fife; a temptation to lay
down an obstacle in the way of all good en
terprises. The temperament decides the
styles of temptation; but sanguine or lym
phatic, you will have temptation. Satan
lias a grappling hook just fitted for your
soul. A man never lives tieyond the reach
of temptation. You sr.y when a man gets
to be seventy or eighty years of age he is
safe from ail Satanic assault. You are very
much mistaken. A mail at eighty-five years
of age has as many temptations as a man at
twenty-five. They are only different styles
Ask the aged Christian whether he is
never assaulted of the powers of darkness.
If you think you have conquered the power
of temptation you are vary much mistaken
A man who wanted a throne pretended he
was very weak and sickly, and if he was
elevated he would soon lie gone. He crawled
upon his crutches to the throne, and having
attained it he was strong again; He said:
“It was well for me while I was looking for
the sceptre of another that I should stoop,
but now that I have found it, why should I
stoop any longer?” and he threw away his
crutches and was well again.
How illustrative of the power of tempta
tion! You think it is a weak and crippled
influence; but give it a chance, and it will
be a tyrant in your soul, it will grind you to
atoms. No man has finally and forever
overcome temptation until he has left the
world. But what are you to do with these
temptations? Tell everylxxlj’about them!
Ah, what a silly man you would be! As
well might a commander in a fort send
word to the enemy which gate' of the castle
is least barred, as for you to go and tell
what all your frailties arc, and ivhnt your
temptations are. The world will only cari
cature you, will only scoff at you. What,
then, must a man do? When the wave
strikes him with terrific dash shall he have
nothing to hold on to? In thin contest with
"the world, the flesh and the devil,” shall a
man have no help, no counsel ?
Our text intimates something different.
In those eyes that wept with the Bethany
sisters I see shining hone. In that voii'e
which spake until the grave broke anil the
widow of Nain had bark her lost son, and
the sea slept, and sorrow stu|ieudou.s woke
up in the arms of rapture—in that voice I
hear the command and the promise, “Cast,
thy burden on tho Lord and Ho will sustain
thee.” Why should you carry your burdens
any longer? Oh, you weary soul, Christ has
lioen in this conflict. He says: “Mv grace
shall lie sufficient for you. Youshall not be
tempted above that you are able to bear.”
Therefore, with all your temptations, go, os
these disciples did, and tell Jesus.
Apain: I commend the behavior of the
disciples to all those who are abused and
slandered* anil persecuted. When Herod
put John to death the disciples knew that
iheir own heads were not safe. And do you
know that every John has a Herod? There
are persons in life who do not wish you very
well. Your misfortunes are honeycombs to
them. Through their teeth they hiss at you,
misinterpret your motives, and would be
f;lu*l to see you upset. No man gets through
ife without having a pummeling. Some
slander comes after you, horned and husked
and hoofed, to gore and trample you; and
what are you to do? 1 toll you plainly that
all who serve Christ must suffer iiersecution.
It is the worst sign in the world for you to
lie able to say: “I haven’t an enemy ill the
world.” A woe is pronounced in the Bible
against the one of whom everybody speaks
well. If you arc at peace with all the world,
and every!silly likes you and approves your
work, it is liecausc you are an idler in the
Lord’s vineyard, and are not doing your
All those who have served Christ, howev
er eminent, have been maltreated at some
stage of their experience. You know it
was so in the time of George Whitofield,
when he stood and invited men into the
kingdom of God. What did the learned
Doctor Johnson say of him? Ho pronounced
him a miserable mountebank. How was it
when Robert Hall stood and spoke as scarce
ly any uninspired man ever did speak of the
glories of heaven? and as he stood .Sabbath
after Sabbath preaching on these themes his
face kindled with the glory. John Foster,
a Christian man, said of this man: “Rob
ert Hall Is only aiding, and the smile on his
facets a reflection of his own vanity.” John
Wesley turned all England ujiside down
with Christian reform, and yet the punsters
were after him, anil the meanest jokes in
England were jierpetrated about John Wes
ley. What is true of tho pulpit is true of
the pew; it is true of the street, it is true of
the shop, and the store. All who will live
godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecu
And I set it down as the very worst sign
in all yo*ir Christian experience if you arc,
any of you, at |ieac<! with aJI the world.
The religion of Clndst is war. It is a chal
lenge to “the world, the flesh and the devil;"
and if you will buckle on the whole armor
of God, you will find a great host disputing
your path between this and heaven. But
what are you to do when you are assaulted
and slandered ami abused, as I suppose
nearly all of you have been in your life? Go
out and hunt up the slanderer? O, no, silly
man! While you are explaining away a
falsehood In one place, fifty people will just
have heard of it in other place*.
I counsel you to another course. While
you arc not to omit any opjortunity of set
ting yourselves right. I want to tell you this
morning of one wno nail the hardest things
said about Him, whose sobriety was dis
puted, whose mission was snouted, whoso
companionship was denounced, who was
pursued as a luilie and spit upon as a man,
who was howled at after He was dead. I
I will have you go unto Him with your
bruised soul, in some humble, child-prayer,
saying: “I see Thy wounds—wounds of
bead, wounds of feet, wounds of heart.
Now, look at my wounds, anil see what I
have sufferew, and through what battles I
am going; and I entreat Time, by those
wounds of Thine, sympathize with me.”
And He will sympathize, and He will help.
Go and toll Jesus!
Again: I commend the behavior of the
disciples to all who may have been Iwreuved.
How many in garb of mourning 1 If you
could stand at this |>oint where I am stand
ing and look off upon this audience, how
many signals of sorrow you would liehold.
God nas His own way of taking apart a
family. We must get out of the wav for
coming generations. We must get off the
St a:. * that other mav come on. and for this
reason there is a long procession reaching
down all the time into the valley of shadow.
This emigration from time into eternity
is so vast an enterprise that, we can not un
derstand it. Every hour we hear the clang
of the sepulchral gate. The soil must lie
broken. The ground must be plowed for
resurrection harvest. Eternity must tie
peopled. The dust must press our eylids.
“It is appointed unto all men once to die.”
This emigration from time into eternity
keeps three-fourths of the families of the
earth in desolation. The air is rent with
farewells, and the black-tasseled vehicles of
death rumble through every street.
The body of the child that was folded so
closely to the mother’s heart is put away in
the cold and tlie darkness. Tho laughter
freezes to the girl’s lip and the rose scatters.
The hoy in the harvest field of Shunamsal’s:
“My head! my head!” anil they carry him
home to die on the lap of his mother.
Widowhood stands with tragedies of woe
struck into the pallor of tlie cheek. Orphan
age cries in vain for father and mother.
On, the grave is cruel! With teeth of stone
it clutches for its prey. Between the dos
ing gates of the sepulchre our hearts are
mangled and crushed. Is there any earthly
solace! None. Wo come to tlie obsequies,
we sit with the grief-stricken, wo talk pa
thetically to their soul; but soon the obse
quies have passed, the carriages have left us
at the door, the friends who stayed for a
few days are gone, and the heart sits in
desolation listening for the little fret that
will never again patter through the hall, or
looking for tho entrance of those who will
never come again—sighing into the dark
ness—ever and anon coming across some
book or garment, or little shoe or picture,
that arouses former association, almost kill
ing the heart.
Long days and nights of suffering that
wear out the spirit, and expunge tho bright
lines of life, and give haggariiuess to the
face, and draw’ tlie flesh tight, down over the
cheek-bone, and draw dark lines under the
sunken eye. and the hand is tremulous, and
the voice is husky and uncertain, and the
grief is wearing, grinding, accumulating,
Now, what are such to do? Are they
merely to look up into a brazen and unpity
ing heaven? Are they to walk a blasted
heath unfed of stream, unsheltered by over
reaching tree? Has God turned us out on
the barren common to die? Oh, no! no! no!
He has not. He comes wit h sympathy and
kindness and love. Ho understands all our
grief. He set's tho height, and the depth,
and the length, and tho breadth of it. lie is
the only one that can fully sympathize. Go
and tell Jesus. Sometimes When we have
trouble we go to our friends and we explain
it, anil they try to sympathize; but they do
not understand it. They cannot understand
it. But Christ sees all over it, and nil through
it. He not only counts the teal’s and
records the groans, but liofore the tears
started, before the groans began, Christ saw
the inmost hiding place of your sorrows;
and He takes it, and He weighs it, and He
measures it, and He pities it with an all-ab
sorbing pity. Bono of our bona. Flesh of
our flesh. 'Heart of our heart. Sorrow of
As long as He remembers Lazarus’ grave
lie will stand by you in the cemetery. As
long as Ho rom'■rubers His own heart-binak.
He will stand by you in the laodTation of
your affections. When He forgets the foot
sore wnv, the sleepless nights the weary
I imly, tlie exhausted mind, the awful cross,
the solemn grave, then he will forget you,
hut, not until then.
Often when we wpre in trouble we sent
for our friends; but they were far away,
they could not get to us. We wrote to them:
“Come right away,” or telegraphed: “Take
the next train.” They came at last, yet
were a great while in coming, or perhaps
were too late. But Christ is always near
before you, behind you, within you. No
mother ever threw her arms around her
child with such warmth and ecstasy of affec
tion as Christ has shown toward you. Close
at hand—nearer than the staff upon which
you lean, nearer than the cup you nut to
your lip, nearer than the handkerchief with
which you wipe away your tears —I preach
him an ever-present, ali-sympathizing, com
passionate Jesus. How can you stay away
one moment from Him with your griefs?
Go now. Go and tell Jesus.
It is often that our friends have no power
to relieve us. They would very much lilt*
to do it; but they cannot disentangle mir
finances, they cannot cure our sickness and
raise our dead; but glory tie to God that He
to whom the disciples went has all jxiwer in
heaven and on earth, and at our cell he will
balk our calamities, and, at just the right
time, in the presence of an applauding
earth and a resounding heaven will raise
our dead. He will do it, He is mightier
than Herod. He is swifter than the storm.
He is grander than tho sea. He is vaster
than eternity. And every sword of God’s
omnipotence will lean from its scabbard,
and all the resources of infinity hi’exhaust'll,
rather than that God’s child shall not be de
livered when he cries to Him for revue.
Kuppose your child was in trouble: how
much would you endure te) get him out?
You would go through any hardship. You
would say: “I don’t.<•are what it will cost;
I must get him out of that trouble.”
Do you think God is not so good a father
ns you? Heeing you are in trouble, and
having all power will He not stretch out
His arm and deliver you? He will. He is
mighty to save. He can level the mountain
mid divide the sea, and inn ext inguish the
fire and save the soul. Not dim of eye, not
weak ot arm, not feeble of riaourees, but
with all eternity and the universe at His
feet. Go anil toll Jesus. Will you? Ye
whose cheeks arc wet with the night dew of
tlie grave; ye who cannot look up; ye whose
hearts are dried with the breath of a sirocco,
in the name of the religion of J*us Christ,
which lifts every burden and wipes away
every tear, and delivers every captive, and
lightens every darkness, I implore you now,
go and tell Jesus.
A little child went with her father, a sea
Captain, to sen, and when the first storm
came the little child was very much fright
ened, and in the night rushed out of the
eabin and said: “Where is father! where
Is father!” Then they told h*r: “Father is
on itis’k guiding the vessel and watching the
storm,” Ttio little child immediately re
turned to her berth and said: “It’s all right,
for father’s on deck.” Oh, ye who are tossed
end driven in this world, up by the moun
tains and down by tlie valleys, and at your
wit’s etui, I want you to know the Lord God
is guiding the ship. Your Father is on
deck. He will bring you through the dark
ness into the harbor. Trust in the Lord.
Go and tell Jesus. Let mo say that if you
do not von will have no I’oinfort here, and
you will forever be an outcast and a wan
derer. Your death will be a sorrow. Your
eternity will be a disaster.
But if you go tei Him for pardon and
sympathy, all is well. Everything will
brignten up. anil j°y will Climf 1° ®he heart
and sorrow will depart; your suis will be
forgiven and your foot will touch the up
ward patti; and the shining messengers that
report above what Is done here will tell it
until the great arrhiw of God reasnund with
the glad tidings, if now, with contrition
and full trustfulness of soul, you will only
go iuhl tell Jesus.
But I am oppressed, when I look over this
audience, at the prospect that some may
not take this counsel and go away un
bleMud. 1 cannot help asking what will lie
the destiny of these lxople! Ho I never care
whether it comes into tho text or not: I
never leave my place on this platform with
out telling them that now is tho accepted
time, and to some, perhaps, the last time.
Xerxes looked off on his sirmv. There
were two million men—perhaps the finest
army ever marshaled. Xerxes rode along
the lines, reviewed them, came back, stood
on some high point, looked off upon the two
million men, and burst into tern's. At that
moment, when everyone supposed he would
be in the greatest exultation, ne broke down
in grief. They asked him why he wept.
“Ah," he said, “I weep nt the thought that
so soon all this host will be dead." Sol
stand looking off upon this host of immortal
men and women, and realize the fact, as
perhaps no man can, unless he has been in
similar position, that soon the places which
know you now will know you no more, and
you will begone—whither? whither? There
is a stirring idea which the poet put in very
peculiar verse when he said:
“ 'Tis not for man to trifle: life is brief
Anil sin Is here:
Our ago is but the falling of a leaf —
A dropping tear.
Not many lives, but only one have we—
One, only one;
How sacred should that one life ever be—
That narrow span."
Talk of Trotting in a Dark Horse Again
Tallahassee, Fla., May 7.—The talk
of dark horses to break the Sona
torial deadlock is again reviving. Friday
night was looked forward to with great ex
pectotions by Gov. Perry’s supporters, as
they fully expected him to lead through the
evening so as to strengthen his following
and weaken the opposition. This having
failed his support ere ore not so enthusiastic,
and many ot them are looking about for
available' third men who con defeat the
nomination of Bloxham and Puseo, thus al
lowing Gov. Perry’s friends to name the
Jutigo George G. McWhorter, Chief
Justice of the State Supreme Court., is most
frequently mentioned as being acceptable to
the l’crry men, but he is unwilling to enter
the nice, and will not accept a nomination
unless Gov. Perry voluntarily retires. Sena
tor Mallory is prominently spoken of, and
the only objection to his election is his age,
he being now only about, 35. He is a son of
the ex-Unitod States Senator and ex-Secre
tary of the Confederate navy, and is one of
the eldest young men in the State.
HEN. FINLEY’S CHANCES.
There seems little ho]>o for the selection of
the present appointee, Gen. J. J. Finley,
and nis friends are urging the Governor to
appoint him Judge of the Fifth circuit,
which is now presided over by Hon. Thomas
F. King. Col. J. J. Daniel, of Jacksonville,
is sometimes mentioned in connection with
the Senatorship, and his eminent qualifica
tions at once make him one of the most
suitable persons in the State for this high
Col. John A. Henderson, of Tallahassee,
also has a large following who desire his
The probabilities that the I legislature will
fail altogether to make an election arc being
canvassed, ami speculations as to whom the
Governor will appoint have already begun.
The general impression is that in case the
Ilegislature does fail to elect, the Governor
will reappoint Gqp. Jesse J. Finley, if he is
not in the meantime made Judge of the
Fifth circuit. There are many, however,
who think the Governor would apjioiiit Col.
W. D. Cbipley, of Pensacola.
Ail matters in the shai*> of special legis
lation ure opjiosed strenuously by a portion
of oacli house on the ground tliat sucli legis
lation is in violation of the constitution.
The new Jacksonville charter bill comes un
der this head, but while it has been ad
versely reported by a majority of the Judi
ciary Committee or the Henate, it will prob
ably be passed, as the Senate has already
committed itself in favor of siiecial legisla
tion in spite of the opposition from the law
yers of the body.
The following confirmations have been
made during the past week:
Henry E. Carleton, to be Collector of
Revenue for Manatee county.
G. R. Smith, to be Clerk of the Circuit
Court of W r akulla county.
C. 8. Alligood, to be Sheriff of Wakulla
T. H. Moore, to lie Collector of Revenue
ijfor Wakulla county.
* R. W. Phillips, to fie County Judge of Su
J. W. Newman, to be Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Suwannee county.
John J. Rohinson, to lie Collector of Reve
nue for Suwannee county.
A. B. Brown, to be Assessor of Taxes for
James W. Payne, to he Collector of Reve
nue for Columbia county.
A. J. Green, to be Assessor of Taxes for
J. A. Fortner, to be County Judge of Polk
George R. Fortner, to be Assessor of Taxes
for Polk county.
J. I). Tillis, to be Collector of Revenue for
George R-esc, to be Assessor of Taxes for
Manuel Palmes, to lie Collector of Reve
nue for Escambia county.
W. J. Williams, to lsi Collector of Reve
nue for Santa Rosa county?
James H. Chandler, to be County Judge
of Volusia county.
J. H. I> e, to tie Collector of Revenue for
J. M. Tuten, to be Assessor of Taxes for
J. B. Hardee, to be Collector of Revenue
for Taylor county.
John I). Broome, to be Judge for the Sev
enth judicial circuit.
David S. Walker, to be Judge for the Sec
ond judicial circuit.
PASCO TO BE WITHDRAWN.
Tallahassee, Fla., May B. Mr. Pasco’s
frii'inls talk of withdrawing him from the
Senatorial rare. This will leave the field
clear to ex-Gov. Bloxham and Gov. Perry,
and no other dark horse will be be advanc'd
until the last days of the session, if at nil.
Just now it seems that no election will be
made by the Legislature, leaving the Gov
ernor to reappoint Mr. Finley or another.
Bartow, Fla., May B.—Next Thursday,
Mny 12, will be a memorable day for Bar
tow. A plan projected by tliat eccentric
old philosopher, Jasper Summerlin, the so
called “King or Crackers,” many years ago,
; is being fulfilled. He donated a very largo
tract of the land on which Bartow now
stands to the village for the purpose of
erecting a school house of some magnitude.
Enough of this land has been sold, with
subscriptions by our citizens, to erect one of
the neatest brick institutions of learning in
the State. The Grand Lodge of Masons of
Florida will lay the corner stone of this in
stitute on Thursday, and the Bartowians
intend making a general feast day of it.
The Financial Wonder.
Charleston, S. C., May s.—lt, turns out
that the story publishisl originally in the
New Haven Lei lyi-r aliout a wealthy Soutli-
I ern grocer and his bookkeeper, who is said to
have i mid the grocer StV4O,MOO from business
di.no by him during the war, is true In its
general features. George VV. Williams, of
this city, and Daniel Hand, of New Haven,
Conn., were the parties to the transaction,
j Mr. Williams has mid back to Mr. Hand
| sinre tlie war, s7ud,ooo as his share in the
' fipip’s business.
j PRICE £IO A YEAR. I
1 5 CENTS A COPY.f
PASSES AND LOW RATES.
THEATRICAL PEOPLE RUSHING IN
Tho Commission Unable to Suspend
the Bection of the Act Cutting Off
Special Rates- Railroads Anxious to
Be Informed as to Who Constitute*
a Minister in the Legal Sense.
Washington, May B.—Printed petition!
addressed to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission asking the suspension of the inter
state commerce law so far as tho transporta
tion of amusement companies are con*
ceraed continue to come in from every city
in the country, signed by the owners and
managers and the employes of theatres, by
actors and actresses and by lit hographing
companies and others doing business with
theatres. These all estimate the amount of
capital employed in tho amusement business
at $500,000,000, and insist tliat it is jeopard
izes! by the prevision of tlie interstate com
merce" law which prevents discriminating
rates in their favor. They ask its suspen
sion until Congress meets. Then they think
they will lie excepted from its operations.
WHO IS A MINISTER.
The question as to who is a minister of
religion within the meaning of the clause in
the interstate commerce law permitting dis
crimination in passenger rates In favor of
“ministers of religion," has been raised.
Tho principal question is as whether all
religions shall Ik* recognized to the extent of
permitting discriminations in favor of their
ministers. There is no question as to the
minister of the Roman Catholic and Protes
tant faiths, but it is an ojien question still
whether Mormons, Ruililists and Theoso
phists are to tie decided on an equality with
Christianity. Tlie Commissioners will uot
answer these and similar nyjiothetioal ques
tions which tiave been sent to them.
They will only act upon a concrete
ease properly coming iieforo them with an
issue joined under the law. The thing
asked of them by the amusement interests
is beyond their power. The only section of
tlie law which the commission can suspend
or relax is the long anil short haul clause.
Secretary Moselv by almost incessant ao
tivity has gotten tlie offices of tho commis
sion into something like running order. He
has already indexed most of the vast corres
pondence so suddenly thrown upon the com
W. H. Barnum Recommenils J. W.
Hyatt for the Treaaurerehlp.
■Washington, May B.—The President, it
is understood, asked William H. Barnum
some days ago whether he would name a
man in Connecticut who would make a good
United States Treasurer. Mr. Barnum
named his friend, James W. Hyatt, of Nor
walk, who had previously lieeu appointed
Bank Examiner for Connecticut and Rhode
Island. On Mr. Barnum’s recommendation
the President made no response. Mr. Bar
num brought Mr. Hyatt on last night and
to-night took him to the White House to see
the President. This afternoon Messrs. Bar
num and Hyatt spent several hours with
Treasurer Jordan In the latter’s ofHce in the
Treasury Department. Messre. Hyatt and
Barnum think Mr. Hyatt will he appointed,
hut the President has not said so yet.
CONDITION OF THE CROPS.
Recent Meteorological Conditions A<S
vance the Season.
Washington, May B.—The Signal Office,
in a .special weather crop tmlletin issued to
day, says that the season to date in various
sections of the country has been about as
follows: In the grain regions of the North
it has been comparatively cold and dry; in
the cotton regions to the wont of (ieorgia,
warm and unusually dry; in the cotton ana
rice regions of the Mouth Atlantic coast cold
and comparatively dry; in the tobacco re
gions of Virginia and North Carolina, cold
and dry; in the tobacco regions of Kentucky,
Tennessee and Pennsylvania the weather
has lsn warmer, with the rainfall slightly
less than usual, except in Northern Ken
tucky, where the rainfall was slightly in ex
cess. From the reports received it appears
that the meteorological conditions of the past
week have had the effect of rapidly advanc
ing the season in those sections where it had
len previously retarded.
DROWNED AT A BAPTIZING.
The Rail of a Wharf Gives Way and
Many People Log* Their Lives.
New Orleans, May A—This morning a
numlier of colored people belonging to the
congregation of Mount Zion Baptist church,
assembled on the wharf at the head of Li
zardi street to be baptized by immersion,
according to the rights of their church. A
large nuin!>er of persons followed the bap
tismal party to the wharf for the purpose
of witnessing the ceremony. The crowd
leaned on the wharf railing, which gave
way under the great strain brought against
it by the pressure of the crowd, and
about fifty persons were precipitated into
the river. Three whites and eight colored
persons—all women or children—are known
to have been drowned. Spectators of the
scene express the opinion that many persons
were drowned who have not yet been re
jiorted missing. There were a number of
skiffs on the river in front of the wharf rail
ing. Many of the oocupants of these small
1 touts were injured by the people and broken
railiugs falling upon them. Many of the
skiffs were upset and some of their occu
pants were drowned.
The Knights of Labor Met for a Con
Philadelphia, Pa., May B.—After a
lengthy conference between the Knights of
Lalior and Clothing Manufacturers’ Asso
ciation to-day the manufacturers’ committee
issued a notice to the Anns lielonging to the
association stating that as the agreement
entered into in Slay, 1886, had expired by
limitation, the lockout lately ordered was
declared off, and the members ware re
ouested to withdraw the notice excluding
Knights of ixibor from their cutting
rooms, and not to discriminate
against members of the organisation. It
was stated that no understanding with re
gard to the boycott placed upon the goods
manufactured by the members of the Cloth
ing Manufacturers’ Association had been
reached and representative* of the locked*
out men said that until anew agreement
wets made the men would not return to
work. The men asked certain concessions
in regard to Ml? dk* uai-go'of new emp]pves
and the reinstatement of all the old ones,but
no satisfailory conclusion, was reached, and
another conference will bo held.
Big Prices for Yearlings.
Lexington, Kt., May B.—At th" sale of
yearling thoroughbreds by I). Swegart at
the Ehin-ndorf farm yes ten lay forty-two
head sold for $411,980, an average of 11,189.
.1 B llaggin, of California, purchased one
colt for 84,.VX), one for 14,000 and one for
tH,500, and the Dwyer Brothers one for