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i ESTABLISHED 1830. ) ] J. 11. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor. ) O'BRIEN UNDER ARREST. he refused to make promises TO A DETECTIVE. Taken Into Custody on a Boat Which He Had Boarded to Decline Messrs. Labouchore and Harrington's Invita tion to Accompany Them to Lon don—He Addresses a Crowd. Mitchellstown, Sept. 11.—The town has been quiet to-day. The victims of the fight Friday will be given a public funeral to-morrow, which will be made the occasion of a great demonstration. A man named Shinnick and a boy named Casey are dying from the effects of wounds they received on Friday. Casey’s ante-mortem deposition has t>een taken. He states that he was standing near Shinnick, at one corner of the square, when Head Constable O'Sulli van camo to the window of the barracks and fired at him. Four witnesses confirmed this statement. The Nationalists say that they have evidence to establish the identity of the policeman who shot Riordan. Contingents of Nationalists from all the surrounding towns promise to attend the funeral. The procession will be an enormous one. The police refuse to allow the cortege to traverse the regular route to the ceme tery, which passes the barracks. The Na tionalists consider this a great indignity, as they will be compelled to go through the" Protestant part of the town. They claim that they had a right to take the usual route, promising to resort to no violence. The coffin of the old man, shot dead on Friday, whose name was Lrnergau, not Riordan, is inscribed as fol lows: “Michael Lonergan murdered Sept. 9, 1887. Requiescat in pace.” O’BRIEN ARRESTED. Dublin. Sept. 11. —Mr. O'Brien was ar rested to-day' while seeing Mr. Labouchere off on a steamer. Mr. O’Brien spent the day at Bollybrack with Messrs. Dillon and Harrington. He received a telegram from Messrs. Labouchere and Brunner requesting him to accompany them to London. Mr. O’Brien, accompanied by Mr. Harrington, went on board the Kingstown boat for the purpose of declining the invitation to go to London, when a detective met him and said he would not be arrested if he pledged himself not to go to England. Mr. O’Brien refused this condition, when he was taken into custody and escorted to the Imperial Hotel by the detective, who informed him that he could stay all night if he would promise that he would not make a speech. ADDRESSING A CROWD. This promise was not given, and Mr. O’Brien addressed a crowd from the balcony of the hotel. He said: “So long as there is breath in my body my voice will not be silent until I am gagged. lam proud to suffer for Mitchellstown. When in Kings town I was told 1 would not be arrested if I did not undertake to go to London. That shows that the government is beginning to dread us in England.” Mr. O’Briea will remain at the hotel to-night, and proceed to Mitchellstown in the morning. The crowd gathered in front of the hotel was very enthusiastic. Mr. O’Brien, in an interview on the subject of his arrest, said he had no intention of going to England when he boarded the boat. He merely went there to sea Mr. Labouchere. As to making a speech at the hotel, he said he had no idea of doing so until the detective mentioned it. A MEETING AT CORK. Messrs. Labouchere, Hooper, Brunner and other members of Parliament addressed a meeting in Cork on Saturday, called to de nounce the action of the government. Michael Davitt spoke at a meeting in Dublin to-day. He declared that he would adopt every word and moaning of Mr. O’Brien’s speech at Mitchellstown. Irishmen would deserve the contempt of the world if they allowed themselves to be hunted from their cabins like beasts. Ho complained bitterly against the Con stabulary for slaying their own kith and kin in cold blood, anil even without a word of command from their officers. If the slumbering embers of retaliatory vengeance were faced, as in 1881, he hoped they would not be illumed, for any evil wrought upon Ireland would fall upon the instigators of the Mitchellstown massacre. FLOODS IN ARIZONA. Two Bridges and Five Miles of Track Washed Away. Tucson, Am., Sept. 11.—The storms of Thursday and Friday were the most severe ever known in this section. Five miles of the Southern Pacific track between this ]Kiint and Benson were washed away. Two large bridges over the Conango and Rillita l ivers wait' destroyed. Telegraph wires are down, and in some places imbedded ton feet in the sami. The steel • rails are canned a quarter of a mile down the river and are scattered for miles down the stream. The Southern Pacific trains are being run ovor the At lantic and Pacific road. Washouts are re ported along the line from Tin-son to Yuma. From parties in from the Pedro and Rillita rivers it is learned that the flood is the worst ever known in Arizona, and many old land marks have been washed away, and fields of grain swept over. The Southern Pacific officials say that travel over the road cannot be resumed for a week. A Silent Songstress. New York, Sept. 11.— Mmo. Christina Rorsett, a popular concert and oratorio wnger, died to-night at Bath Bench. L. 1., of internal cancer, which hail confined her to her house for nearly a year. She sang at the opening exercise- of tne Centennial Rx position in 1K76 ami has been of late soprano at Rev. Dr. Hall’s Presbyterian church, in Brooklyn. Her father, 'who whs (SO yoai-s old, died suddenly of heart disease yester day, at his residence in this city. Both funerals will take place together at St. Ste phen’s church next Tuesday morning. Railroad Property Burned. Lewiston. Pa., Sept. 11.-The Pennsyl- v 'ania railroad’s new round house, machine simps, five locomotives, one of which was a new one, anil six tnnksat the junction, were and -rroved early this morning by fire, sup- P' sed to have been of incendiary origin. Favorable winds and applications of salt fcuved Boyd Hockney's extensive stock of coal and shutes. The loss is estimated at 16-0,000. Cholera’s March. London, Sept. 11.—The cholera return* *°r the past twenty-four hours are as fol mws: Malta, 7 now cases and 2 deaths; ‘mania, pj cases, h deaths; Palermo, bl nuses and 7 deaths; Messina, lf> cases and 14 deaths. Fresh cases hi-o reported at Rome uiid other places. Germany’* Reply to Turkey. i onstantixoi*ljK, Hept. 11.— Germany’" ritplv to the Porte’s recent, note merely I ir o|)oses to supixrrt Turkey’s initiative in Bulgaria, A Contribution by the Queen. London, Sept. 11.— The Queen has con- Libit ted £IOO to the fund for the relief of suATstm-s by the theatre fire at F*et>r. Wat fflfltmue A SENSATION IN A CHURCH. Rev. Hawthorne Denounces the Father of the Charge of Plagiarism. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 11.—The congrega tion of the First Baptist Church had a sen sational experience this morning, which was in the nature of a discourse by Dr. Haw - thorne, in which he bitterly denounced “Anxious Enquirer.” He reviewed his Augusta speech, and gave an explanation of the way in which Mr. Benet had placed him before the public in the plagiarism charge. He called Mr. Benet by name at frequent intervals during his discourse and charged him with wilfully slandering him. He said that he had consulted four lawyers who had advised him to. bring suit against Mr. Benet for ma licious slander. The doctor was wild with indignation, and at times, when warmed up, would strike his chest heavily with his fist. He charged that he was being per secuted and slandered by emissaries of the liquor dealers on account of his views on prohibition, hut that he was not afraid and would make the coming campaign in At lanta so warm that the last would appear as an icicle. His text, which was “Fidelity Tested by Persecution,” was only alluded to in the opening of his remarks, and the entire dis course was vindicative of himself, and de nunciatory of Mr. Benet. AVhen he had concluded he stepped down from the pulpit and Dr. Hornady presided over the congre gation, which was converted into a church meeting. Ben. Abbott offered a series of resolutions to the effect that the congregation, by their adoption, be lieved that their pastor had been slandered and should be vindicated. The resolutions were adopted by a standing vote. Dr. Haw thorne says that he will continue the fight with Mr. Benet to the bitter end, and will make it warm for him. SUICIDE AT ATLANTA. A Young- Physician Blows Out His Brains With a Pistol. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 11. —This morning Dr. E. L. Borcheim, a prominent young physician, of Atlanta, committed suicide in his room at the Kimball House by blowing out his brains with a 45-calibre pistol. He placed the muzzle of the weapon to his forehead, holding it there with his left hand, and pulled th > trigger with his right hand. The ball, after passing through the head, buried itslef in the .ceiling above the bod. The ceiling and walls were splatterod with blood and brains. For some years he has been addicted to the cocaine habit, and it is believed that to this is largely due the taking of his life. The deceased was 82 years of age, and has been in Atlanta four years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, and also of Fulton Lodge of Masons and of the Atlanta branch of the order of B’Nai Brith. SOCIALISTIC SUFFRAGISTS. They Will Hold a State Convention at New York. New York, Sept. 11.—The Progressive or Socialistic Labor party met at Webster Hall, in this city, to-day. The meeting was largely attended. It was determined to hold a State Convention on Sept. 20 at Webster Hall. All labor organizations, wage-workers, producers, and citizens who sympathize with the theories of the party are invited. There was discussion as to the feasibility of sending speakers through the State during the campaign. No definite conclusion was reached. A committee was appointed to prepare a plan of campaign. THE CENTRAL LABOR UNION. It had been the outspoken intention of the building trades section to assail the management of the Leader (newspaper) at the Central Labor Union meeting this after noon, and there was a large at tendance of anti-Socialists in con sequence. The Socialists,* too, turned out largely, but they were outnumbered. There was fighting all through the meet ing. The noise began when the Eccentric Engineers, Number 7, named, in their regu lar turn, Fred Haller, a Socialist, for chair man. Objection was at once made that the association named was not in good stand ing. There was an interesting row when the Secretary decided the point well taken, and more row when an appeal from the decision was sustained by a vote of 54 to 42. When something like peace was secured the ale and porter brewers named Haller, and he took the fchair, saying he would con duct the proceedings impartially, and depre cating the introduction of politics. Em rich (Socialist) anrl McKinn (anti- Soeialist) were nominated for vice-chair man. McKinn received 45 votes to Em rich’s 53. The committee appointed to adjust the differences between the foundrymen and iron moulders reported thut they could ef fect no settlement. The metal workers thereupon moved to suspend the molders, and there was another storm. It took two hours to come to a vote on this question, so many delegates wanted to be heard at once, and at the end of that time the molders were suspended by a vote of 74 to 1)6. The minority claimed a false count, ami again there was a rumpus. Be fore this difficulty was settled it was time to ad j ourn. DOCTORS ON AN EXCURSION. The Foreign Delegates to Get a Look At Niagara. Watkins Glen, N. Y., Sept. 11.—The excursion to Niagara Falls of delegates to the International Medical Congress, which left Washington last evening, reached here at 9:30 o’clock this morning.' The excur sionists number more than 300, of whom 200 nre from abroad. The latter are the guests of the American medical profession, all of their expenses, aggregating #IO,OOO, for this excursion, being paid out of the general fund by the Executive Committee of the Medical Congress. An American physician is in charge of each ear and responsible for the comfort of its occupants, among them being an officer each o! the army and navy, detailed by the Burgeon General for the purpose. The foreigners, in spite of some fatigue, seem to be having a very good time, nationalities mixed. Nationalities found themselves someprhat mixed up last night. Germany and France, Russia and America, and England and Japan, lieing in some cases billeted in sec tions together, but for to-day’s sight-seeing the majority of the excursionist* were re solved into French, English and German speaking colonies, which went their sev eral ways at pleasure, and awoke the valuable echoes of the glen to the music of their own idioms. The foreigner* agree in the opinion that the fruit* of the Medical Con gress, from a scientific point of view, arc in valuable. They express high appreciation of the social attention paid them by the Americans, and became emphatic in re to the royal good fellowship of tho American dortoiK The train, consisting of thirteen Pullman cars, two smokers, on* oomniuwary, and on* hogag* oar l*ft for Niagara Falls at 2:30 o'clock tins afternoon. SAW. AT NIAGARA. Niagara Fall*. Y Y.. Hapt. IT.— The aa—••ainn give ( hr toe American doctor* to SAVANNAH, HA., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1887. the foreign delegates to the medical congress reached here at 8:30 o’clock this evening. The excursionists are quartered at the Inter national Hotel. Carriages have boon secured to convey them to all tho points of interest to-tnorrow. COLLAPSE OF A CHURCH. Sixty or Seventy People Injured—One Known to Be Fatally Hurt. Nashville, Sept. 11.—A terrible acci dent is reported from Ncedmore, a small village three miles north of Manchester, yes day. A two story church building, tho up per floor being used for church purposes, and the lower floor given up exclusively to school purposes,suddenly, and without warn ing gave way with a crash, carrying sixty or seventy people with it. The fall was thirteen feet, and hardly one escaped injury. The injured were quickly rescued from the wreck, and three of them wore found to be seriously injured. One man Is fatally hurt. Every physician in the county was imme diately sent for, and the work of relieving the injured was promptly liegun. No fur ther particulars have boen received from the disaster. POINTING OUT A DANGER. The Use Made of Corks Drawn in Barrooms. New York, Sept. 10.—While at the Hoff man House Art Gallery the other evening the liartender cut liis hand while opening a bottle of Rhine wine. So perfect was the disciple of that distinguished hostelry that before attending to his wound he thretv the cork half covered with his blood into some receptacle beneath the bar, then tied up the injured member and went on with his duties. “You are morecareful with tho cork than with your hand,” remarked a patron of the house. “A little bleeding more or less does but little harm,” replied the dispenser of fra grant beverages, “and we get in the habit of taking care of the corks and do it in stinctively. They’re a valuable commod ity.” “Where does the value come in?” “Why, we and every other barroom in the city sell them to the cork peddlers. A house like this will draw as high as 2,000 corks in a day, and can dispose of them a dozen times over. I don’t know what the peddlers do with them, but guess that they sell them to soda water men and manufac turers of ginger ale and other cheap drinks.” Among the party which listened to the conversation, was Dr. Henry Lassing, the editor of the American Analyst. He said, after the bartender had ceased, “I have looked into the second-hand cork business and find it of great interest. These corks are sold to peddlers who make the business a specialty. They collect anywhere from 6,000 corks a day apiece. A few of them take tho corks homo, boil them hi w ater or with dilute lye, separate them according to kinds and sizes, and then sell them to wine dealers and liottlers. The majority of the peddlers go direct from the saloons to their customers and there dispose of their load. In a place like this the sec ond hand corks are clean and new. But as you saw, one was cov ered with blood, and probably by this time has soiled all the others around it. Another cork will bo covered with milk, a third with egg nogg and a fourth with ale. So it goes on until, when the pail or box is full, the corks it contains are wet and dirty with moist matter that has already begun to ferment or germinate, and which almost always contains a vast number of germs. If this is the case in this hotel, what is it not in the majority of saloons where the management is seldom careful, and who shall describe it in those numerous dives and groggeries which reek with filth and disease? “Ail such corks are depositories of fer ments, decomposition aud unhealthy germs, while a few contain the seeds of contagious and infectious diseases. “One-third are purchased by wine dealers. Some of those buy and bottle imported wanes alone, but the majority mixes im ported and native winos and bottles this mixture, or else simple American vintages and labels and sells the article as the gen uine article from the Fatherland or from Laßcllo France. This goes to the saloons and largely to the groceries and wine stores. The largest portion of the corks is purchased by the manufacturers of liot tled temperance drinks, soda, ginger ale, pop beer, lemon soda, sarsaparilla, root laser, birch lieer, and the like. The consumption of this class of goods, especially in summer, is enormous. Every bar room, ice cream saloon, drug store, gro cery and restaurant sells one or more articles of the sort. They are popular because they are cheap. They are so cheap that you can form an idea from the fact that a manu facturer makes and sells a box containing two dozen bottles of the stuff for less than 40 cent*, a trifle more than cents a bottle. This covers raw materials, labor, rent, breakage, interest on capital and the cork, not to speak of the profit which keeps him alive. No wonder lie cannot afford to buy anew cork. The only wonder is he can afford to buy any cork at all. “It is as clear as daylight thata filthy cork in contact with a white wine, or with the summer drinks described, is liable to com municate tho ferment or the germs to the latter. In such a case there will under some conditions be a gradual decomposition, fer mentation and putrefaction, and in nearly all cases a rapid and large development of bacterial life. A wine or temperance drink tinder these circumstances would he in jurious, if not poisonous. Taken into the stomach it would produce nausea, colic, summer complaint or even more serious gastric disorders. It has boon demonstrated that milk will carry the infection of diph theria aud scarlet fever, and so bring sick ness into a healthy household, and it is equally certain that a similar state of facts may lie brought about by the use of such corks. “There is no danger in using bottled goods of any class unless It bo from the ‘worm in the still,’ when t hey are put up by houses of high standing. Much institutions use first class and new corks, and employ every safe f uard against deterioration of thoir goods, hit no one of good ju Igment will drink the cheap bottled stuff where tho corks are dis colored and foul with use. The danger Is doubly great in family life. Children love to bite on corks from prolialily the teething habit of earlier years. Huch treatment, of a eork containing putresoent mat ter or disease germs is bound to injuriously nlfoet a child’s health. Ido not doubt that many a case of cholera infantum arose in just this way. “I do not blume the jsior manufacturer and the iieddlors for using the*- secotld hand corks, but 1 do the well-to do bottler* who make and sell sophisticated goods to an ignorant public, and who can easily afford to gi”e new cork* with their spurious wane." William E. 8. Falks. Flames in a Livery titnble Jacksonville, Fla , Kept 11.- Fire or eurred this morning at J. W. Girvin'* Hv erv stable in LaVIIIa. Bix carriage*, three buggies aud one surrey were completely destroyed. The home* were rescued after much trouble. Oirvfn estimates hla l*swat *B,OOO Lost In the English Channel. 1/iNfiOW, Hopt. 11. —A French smack re ,mrt* the Ins* of a vessel with fifty band* in I the English Ttuu)n*l. CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY. TALMAGE SPEAKS OF ITS TRIALS AND REWARDS. Whims and Eccentricities of Guests— Possible Alleviations on Their Side of the Scale—A Positive Triumph to be Able to Entertain the Objection able Visitor Affably. The Hamptons, Sept. 11.—Tho Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmago’s text to-day was from Romans, xii, 5-13: “Given to hospitality,” and his disoourso as follows: There is danger that the multiplication of large and commodious hotels in our towns, and cities, and villages, will utterly exter minate that grace which Abraham exhib ited when he entertained tho ungels, and which lot showed when he watched for guests at the gate of tho city, and which Christ recognized as a positive requi site for entering heaven, when he declared: “I was a stranger and ye took me in.” I propose to speak this morning of the trials and rewards of Christian hospitality. The first trial often comes in tho whim and eccentricity of the guest himself. Theroare a great, many excellent people who have protuberances of disposition, and sharp edges of temperament, and unpliability of character, which make them a positive nuisance in any house whore they stay. On short acquaintance they will begin to com mand the household affaire, order the em ployes to unusual service, keep unseasona ble hours, use narcotics in places offensive to sensitive nostrils, put their feet at unusual elevations, drop the ashes of their Havana on costly tapestry, open bureaus they ought, never to" touch, anti pry into things they ought never to see, and become im pervious to reusing bells, and have all the peculiarities of the gor mandizer or the dyspeptic, and make excavations from poor dentistry with unusual implements, and in a thousand ways afflict the household which proposes to take care of them. Added to all, they stay ton long. They have no idea when their wel come is worn out, and they would lie un moved even by the blessing which niv friend Gerrit Smith, tho philanthropist, asked one morning at liis breakfast table, on the day when lie hoped that the long-protractea guests would depart, saying: “O lard, bless this provision, and our friends who leave us to-day!" But, my friends, there are allevia tions to be put on their side of the scale. I’erhaps they have not had the same re fining influences about them in early life that you have had. Perhaps they have inherited eccentricities that they cannot help. Perhaps it is your duty, by example, to show them a lmt ter way. Perhaps they are sent to boa trial for tho development of your patience. Perhaps they were to bo intended as an il lustration of the opposite of what you are trying to inculeuate in the minds of your children. Perhaps it is to make your home the brighter whon they are gone. When our guests aro cheery, and fascinating, aud elegant, it is very easy to entertain them; hut when we find in sur guests that which is antagonistic to our taste and sentiment it is a positive triumph when we can obey the words of my text, and be “given to hospitality.” Another trial in the using of this grace is in tho toil and expense of exercising it. In the well-regulated household things go smoothly, but now you have introduced a foreign element into the machinery, and though you may stoutly declare that they must take things as they find them, the Martha will break in. The ungovernable stove. The ruined dessert. The joint thnt proves to be unmasticable. The delayed marketing, The perplexities of a caterer. The difficulty of doing proper work, anil yet always being presentable. Though you may say there shall bo no care or anxiety, there will be care and there will be anxiety. In 1694 the captain general provided a very grand entertainment; and among other things, he had a fountain in his garden—a fountain of strong drink. In it were four hogsheads of brandy, eight hogsheads of water, twenty-five thousand lemons, thir teen hundredweight of Lisbon sugar, five pounds of grated nutmeg, three hun dred toasted biscuits, and a boat built on purpose was placed in the fountain, and a boy rowed around it, and filled the cups of the people who came there to lie supplied. Well, you say, that was a luxurious enter tainment, anil, of course, tho man had no anxiety; but I have to tell you, that though you hurl, or propone an entertainment like that, you have anxiety. In that very thing conies the Divine reward. We were born to serve; and when we serve others, we serve God. The flush on that woman’s cheek, ns she bends over the hot stove, is as sacred in God’s sight as the flush on the cheek of one who, on a hot day, preaches the Gospel We may serve God with plate, and cutlery, and broom, ns certainly as we can serve Him with psalm-book and liturgy. Margaret, Queeu of Norway, and Sweden, and Denmark, .had a royal cup of ten lips, on which was recorded the namos of the guests who had drunk from .this cup. And every Christian woman has a royal cup, on which are written all tho names of those who have ever been entertained by her in Christian style—names not cut by human ingenuity, hilt written by the hand of a Divine Jesus. But, my friends, you are not to toil un necessarily Though tho fare be plain, cheerful presidency of the table, and cleanli ness of appointments will be good enough tor anybody that ever come* to your house. John Howard was invited to the nouse of a nobleman. He suid: “I w 11 come on one condition, and that is that you have nothing but potatoes on the table.” The requisition was complied with. Cyrus, King of Persia, under the same cir cumstances, prtwcrilied that on tho table there must lie nothing but bread. Of course, these were extremes, but they aro illustra tions of the fact that more depends up on the lianquettere than upon tho banquet. 1 want to lift this idea of Christan enter tainment out of a jxisitivo bondage into a glorious inducement. Every effort you put forth, and every dollar you give to the entertainment of friend or foe, you give di rectly to Christ. Supjiose it were announced that the Lord Jesus Christ would come to this place this week, what wo man in this house would not lie glad to wash for Him, or spreud for Him a bed, or bake bread for Him? There was one or old who washed for Him, drawing the water from the well of her own tears, lie is coming. He will lie here to-morrow. “Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it to Me.” In picture galleries we have often seen representations of Walter Scott and his friends, or Washington Irving with his associates; but all those engravings will fnile out, while through everlasting" agns, hanging luminous and conspicuous, will tie the picture of you and your Christian guest*. You see we have passed out from tho trials into the reward* of Christian hospi tality; grand, glorious, and eternal. The first reward of Christian hospitality Is the Divine benediction. When any one attends to this duty, God’s blessing cointw upon him, upon his companion, upon hi*children, upon lilt iliulng-han, upon Ills pArlor, uixin hi* nursery The blaming come* in si the front door, and the back door, and down through the skylights God draws a long mark of ei adit for Servians rscstved Christ said to His disciples: "He that receivoth you, re cciveth Me; and he that give tli a cup of cold water in tho name of a disciple shall in nowise lose his reward ” As we have hud so many things recorded against us in heaven, it will he a satisfaction to have written on unfailing archives, the fact that in the month of May. or June, or Septem ber, or December, 1887, we made the bliss ful mistake of supposing that, we were en tertaining weak men like ourselves, when lo| they snowed their pinions before t.hev left, and we found out that they were angels unawares. Another reward eomas in the good wishes and prayers of our guests. Ido not think one’s house ever gets over having had a good man or woman abide there. George 'White field used to scratch on the window of the room where he was entertained a passage of Scripture, and in one ease, after lie left, the whole household was converted by the read ing of that (Missagu on the window pane. The woman of Shunetn furnished a little room over tho wall for Elisha, and all the ages have heard the glorious consequences. On a cold, stormy, winter night, my father entertained Trueman Osborne, the evange list, and through all eternity I will thank God that Trueman Osborne stopped at our house. How many of our guests have brought to us condolence, and sympathy anil help! There is u legend told of Ist. Selinid, that in his Christian rounds ho used to stop for entertainment at the house of a poor Cartwright, Coming there one day, he found the Cartwright and his family freezing for the lack of any fuel. St. Sobald ordered the man to go out and break the icicles from the side of the house and bring them in, mid the icicles were brought into the house and thrown on the hearth, and they began to blaze imme diately, anil the freezing family gathered around and were wormed by them. That was a legend; but bow often nave our guests come in to gather up the cold, freezing sor rows of our life, kindling thorn into, illumi nation, and warmth, and good cheer. He who opens bis house to Christian hospitality, turns those who are strangers into friends. Years will go by, and there will lie great changes in you, and there will be great changes in them. Some day you will lie sitting in loneliness, watching a bereave ment, and you will get a letter in a strange handwriting, and you will look at the post office murk, and say: “Why, I don’t know anybody living in that city;” and you will break the envelope, and there you will read the story of thanks for your Christian generosity long years before, and how they have heard afar off of your trouble. And the letter will lie so full of kindly reminiscences anil Christian con dolence, it will be a plaster large enough to cover up all the deep gashes of your soul. When we take people Into our houses as Christian guests, wo take them Into our sympathies forever. In Dort, Holland, a soldier with a sword at his side stopped at a house, desiring lodging and shelter. The woman of the house at first refused admit tance, saying that the men of the house were not at home; but when he showed his credentials that, ho hail been honorably dis charged from the army, ho was admitted and tarried during the night. In tho night time there was a knocking at the front door, and two ruffians broke In to de spoil that household. No sooner had they come over the door sill than tho armed guest, who had primed his piece and charged it with slugs, met them, and telling the woman to stand back, 1 am liappy to say, dropped the two assaulting desjieradoes dead at his feet. Well, now there are no bandits prowling around to destroy our houses; but how often it is that wo find those that have been our guests become our defenders. We gave them shelter first, and then afterward in the great conflicts of life they fought for our reputation^they fought for our property; they fought tor our soul. Another reward that comes from Chris tian hospitality is in the assurance thnt we shall have hospitality shown to us and to ours. Iti the upturning* of this life, who knows in what city or what land wo may lie thrown, and how much We may need an open door? There may come no such crisis to us, hut our children may be thrown into some such strait. He who is in a Christian manner hospitable, lias a free ixiss through all Christendom. It may be that you will have lwen dead fifty years before any such stress shall come up m one of your descend ant*; hut do vou not suppose thnt God can remember fifty years? and the knuckle of the grandchild will lie heard against the door of some stranger, and that door will open; and it will be talked over in heaven, and it will be said: “That man’s grand father, fifty years ago, gave shelter to a stranger, and now a stranger’s door is open for a grandson.” Among the Greeks, after entertaining and being entertained, they take a piece of lead and cut it in two, and the host takes one half of the piece of lend and the guest token the other half as they part. These two pieces of lead are handed down from gener ation to generation, and from family to family: and after a while, perhap one of the families in want or in trouble go out with this one piece of lead and find the other family with the corresponding piece of lead, and no sooner is the tally completed than the old hospitality is aroused, and eternal friendship pledged. So the memory of Christian hospitality will go down from generation to generation, anil from family to family, and the tolly will never lie lost, neither in this world nor the world to oome. Mark this: The day will come when wo will all he turned out-of-doors, without any exception—bare-footed, bare-mad, no wuter in the canteen, no bread in the haversack, and wo will go in that way into the future world. Ana I wonder if eternal hospi tality will open Wore us, and if we will lie received into everlasting habitations! Francis Fresco bald was a rich Italian, and lie was very merciful and very hospitable. One day, an Englishman by the name of Thomas (Irnmwell appeared at his door ask ing for shelter and alms, which were cheer fully rendered. Freecobalil afterward lost all his property, became very poor, and wandered up into England; and one day he saw a procession passing, and to! it was the Lord Chancellor of England; and lo! the Ixird Chancellor of England was Thomas Cromwell, the very man whom be hail once liefriendod down in Italy. The Lord Chan cellor, at the first glance of Fresoobald, ri*gnized him, and dismounted from his carriage, throw his arms around him, and embraced him, paid his debts, invited him to his house, and said: “Here arc ten pieces of money to pay for the bread you gave me, and here are ten pieces of money to provide for tln< horse you loaned me, nnd here are four bags in ioU of which arc four hundred ducats. Take them and be well.” Holt will l*i at lost with us If we entertain Christ in the person of his disciples in this world, when we pass up into the next country, wo will meet Christ, in a regal procession, and He will pour all the wealth of heaven into our lap, and open Wore us everlasting hospi tolities. And O how tome are the richest entertainment* we can give on earth com pared jvitli the regal munificence which Christ will display liefore our souls in heaven! I was reading the account which Thomas Fuller gives of the enter tainment provided by George Neville, Among other things for that banquet they had thra* hundred quarters of wheat, one hundred and four tun* of win*, eighty oxen, three thousand turnon*, two hundred ermues, two hundred ki<i, four thousand pigeon*, four thousand rabbit*, two hun dred and four bit torn*, two hundred pheas ants, live hundred lsirtrldges, four hundred plover on* hundred quail, on* hundred cur- lews, fifteen hundred hot pasties, lour thousand cold venison pasties, four thou sand custards —the Earl of Warwick acting as steward, and servitors one thousand. O, what a grand feast was that! hut then com pare it with the provision which God has made for us on high: that great banquet hour; the one hundred and forty and four thousand as guests; all the harps anti trumpets of heaven as the orchestra; the vintage of the celestial hills poured into the tankards; all the fruits of the orchards of God piled on the golden platters; the angels of the Lord for euy-bearers, anil the oneo folded starry banner of the blue sky (Inug out over the scene, while seated at the head of the table shall be the One who eighteen centuries ago declared: “I was a stranger and ye took mo in,” Gur sins pardoned, may we all mingle in those hospitalities! MRS. POTTER’S NEW PLAY. What Olive Logan Thinks Of It. (Copyrighted.) London, Aug. 25. — 1 have seen Mrs. James Brown Potter in her new play, enti tled “Loyal Love.” Should you be good enough to ask me what I think of her I will be good enough to reply that I think slio is a pretty woman with fine clothes on. As to her acting 1 cannot conscientiously speak in terms of admiration of it, for although it shows considerable improvement upon her former efforts it is still that of the novice in the |mfh histrionic. Upstanding and in entire repose I consider this Southern lady to be a witchingly lovely creature. There is an unusual mingling of the ingenuous girl and the haughty woman in her bearing, w hich endows her with a charm most diffi cult to deline in words, but keenly fslt in personal relation. She looks the patrician, every inch of her; and there are a good many inches in that form of hers, divinely tall as that of Juno. “Loyal Love” is one more effort on the part of an English dra matist to adapt to our stage tho first Portu guese tragedy ever penned Antonio Fer reira’s “Inez do Castro.” Seventeen years ago an authoress, writing under tho pi n name of Ross Noil, gave to print a version of the lugubrious Portuguese plav, which she called “Tho Bride of Portugal.” It is this literary effusion which Mix Brown Potter has chosen in which to make her third essay for recognition ns a star actress. 1 am sure the composition will find no favor in America, for a more pompous piece of fustian it would be difficult to disinter from out the crowded vaults of dead and buried dramas. Tho requirements of the story demand shrieks, arms wildly waved, false suicide by poisoning ala Juliet, dying and coming to life, kissing the lover and cursing the tyrant, aud every other detail of stage blood and thunder. How does Mrs. Brown Potter stand tho brunt of all these cruel conven tionalisms, so dangerously near the border line of burlesque! Of a verity, but indif ferent well. Tier gestures are ungraceful to the eye, her wail of woe rings falso upon the ear; even her love-making with Kyrle Bellow, which was so pretty In Faustine, because so reserved and proud, is not so agreeable In this Portuguese heroine, who flings herself liko a missile from a catapult into the arms of her lover every time he ventures to look her way. Tho dialogue demands this, and it is very unkind of tho dialogue. It robs Mrs. Brown Potter of her most jrotont charm, her patrician hauteur holding in check her iinpatuous love. Yet, who can hojio to make the lady be lieve herself in any matter whatsoever at fault when an aristocratic following ap plauds her every effort, and the tone of London society Is to admit no sound save that of praise of the new boauty-uctress from tho Southern land! On the night l attended at. the Gaiety to see “Loyal Love,” tho Duchess of Edinburgh was present, at tended by Gen. laird Wolsoley. These grands tie la terre appeared enraptured with the performance of Mrs. Potter, and when the final eall brought the new actress before the curtain, tho beauty-lady was ob served to nod to tho daughter of all the Russian in the easy manner of one privileged by jiersonal acquaintance to make the re cognition of tho imperial patron’s presence. Olive Logan. THE LILY’S WAY. The Trouble Mrs. Langtry’s Unfortu nate Temper Causes Her. New York. Wept. 10.—I saw Mrs. Lang try rush across Broadway to-day with knit ted brow and thoughtful mien. An advance agent stumbled absently after her, writing hastily on n telegraph blank as he walked, and a (lusty stage manager with his hat on the back of his head, stalked mechanically along while he talked spasmodically and swung his arms. The Lily was perturbed. Hhe was handsome, as usual, but her hair was somewhat disarranged, she was without gloves, and there was an absence of the air of serenity and polish that usually distin guishes her. Hho was so lost to the outside world, indeed, that she did not see a cab horse careoning toward her till an accident was imminent, and then she rushed hurriedly out of the way. The ad vance agent didu't hurry, lie went on writing while the cab horse looked at him, and then with a shrill snort of apology rearm! up on its 1 wittered hind legs arid stayed so till the man passed. The horse never lived that could down an udvance agent. Meanwhile the Lily drifted into the (hlsoy House with the stage manager, while the advance agent stumped off to the tele graph ofllco. It was a gliinpso of the worka day world of the actor. There had fieen hours of tedious rehearsals on the gloomy stage of the Fifth Avenue Theatre, and the once fair and radiant beauty was off for a bit of luncheon while there was a chance. Mrs. Jjungtry’s tamper continues to assert Itself at unfortunate times. Her break with Coghlon was ill-advised, to say the least, for lie wus not only a strong element in the success of her tour, but the present improvement In the acting of Mrs. Langtry is in no small degree due to Coghlan’s tute lage, lie js a clever and knowing actor, and he has lieen of vast assistance 'o the Langtry. His new play was ready to in crease the fame of the actress, but she dis charged him at u moment's notice because he would not obey her whim to piny at the Seaside. Maurice Barrymore may expect a similar fate. It is the Lily’s way. With her new leading man the Langtry troupe may la: hilled as a Isviuty show, for Barry more's looks are more widely commented on than his acting, and ns ho is a very good ator indeed, it goes without saying that lie may rival the famous star of the troupe, though of an opposite sex. The pair should certainly make stunning stage lovers. Admiral Porter's play, ‘‘Alien Dure,” went off with a hang on Monday night. Everybody was at the Fifth Avenue Then! re, including the old naval hero himself. The Admiral sat in a box beside (Jen. Sherman, and the crowd cheered the veterans to the echo. Htripped of the natural enthusiasm of the occasion, the affair was not u distinct go. Tho drama is long and at times prosy, though the plot is exceedingly interesting. Tho play promises much, and after a little pruning it may prove a serviceable drama, particularly for the road Next week the theatres will nearly all be in full blast for Out winter season The managers who have Iven talking so much and promising such prodigies will then have an opportunity to make good the promises. Blakely Ham.. I PRICK 810 \ YEAR.) ( 5 CENTS A COPY, f CLIMATE AND THE CROPS. THE TEMPERATURE NOT FAR FROM NORMAL IN THE SOUTH. A Deficiency of an Inch Reported in the Rainfall for the South Atlantic States- The Weather a Little too Dry in a Portion of the Cotton Belt. Washington, Sept. 11.—Following is the weather crop bulletin of the Signal Office for the week ending Sept. 10, 18M7: During the week ending Sept. 10 the weather has been slightly colder than usual in tho Lake region, Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic Suites, and warmer than usual in Missouri, Central Mississippi and the lower Ohio valley, being from 15* to 40“ above the normal. The daily average temperature for the season from Jan. 1 to Sept. 10 differs loss than 1' from normal for all sections, excepting that in Colorado, Kansas, Indian Territory, North* urn Texas, the southern portions of Mis souri, Indiana and Illinois,and in portions of Kentucky and Tennessee it varies from 1* to 2 above the normal, and along Laka Superior from 2“ to 8“ lielow the normal. THE RAINFALL. During the week the rainfall has been slightly in excess of normal, in Northeastern New York,’Southern Michigan and jiortioiia of Lyuisas, Nebraska, Dakota and Colorado. Otherwise there has lieen a slight deficien cy, amounting to one inch or more along the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts A deficiency for the sea son exists from the upper lakes to the lower Missouri valley, Gulf States and South At lantic Stiites, and continues greatest, a little aljove ten inches, in lowa, tho southern portion of Illinois and the lower Mississippi valley. During tho past month over 100 per cent, of tha usunl amount of rain has fallen in the northern portions of New England, New York, Central North Carolina, Southern Michigan, Northern Illinois, and from tha southern portions of Dakota and Minnesota southward to Eastern Texas, Less than 50 percent, of the usual n mount of rain has fallen along the South Atlantic const, in the Eastern Gulf States, lower Mississippi val ley, Southern Ohio, Central Illinois, Eastern Missouri and the northern portions of lower Michigan. FAVORABLE AND UNFAVORABLE. , During the jiast week the weather has been reported as favorable to growing crop* in Massachusetts and North Carolina, and unfavorable in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mis sissippi, Alabuma and South Carolina. In the corn growing region the crop is re ported to nave been harvested, and below the average in Nebraska, as out tif danger from trust in Minnesota, and more rain needed for late corn in Central and Western Kansas. Cutting is in progress iu Michigan. Tho weather is reported to have been too dry in tho cotton region of South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi, anil the crop is damaged by worms in Mississippi. In the tobacco regions of Tennessee, Ken tucky and Ohio, the deficiency in rainfall is reported to have lieen injurious, while in North Carolina the weather lias been favor able. Pastures are reported good from Nebras ka, as improved iu Minnesota, Michigan arid Northern Illinois, and as dried up in Southern Illinois. A light frost is reported to have injured sweet | iota toes in Northwes tern North (Carolina on the 2d, and as hav ing occurred in Northern Illinois on the Bth. Killing frosts were refuted on the Kith, from Central Minnesota and upiier Michi gan, and on tb* morning ui the 11th, from Forthern Vermont. MRS. HERBERT'S CONDITION. Ten Months In a Cataleptic State—Her Talk of Something To Eat. A dispatch from Joliet (111.1 says: Mrs. John Herbert, the now celebrated catalep tic, confined in Ht. Joseph’s Hospital, and who has been in a continuous sleeping trance or cataleptic state now nearly ten months, remains about the same, with the exception, that she talks more than when her ease was last mentioned a week ago. Her talk is principally aliout something to eat. She is continually ordering her meals, but her ap lietite has not improved any. The eyes still remain closed, the muscles rigid and tha joints stiffened. She stands in any position she is placed in like a statue till moved and tho limits will remain in any postion in which they are placed until changed. She has but slight sensibility to pain and is a perfect human automaton. Sometimes she cries, nos aloud, but with seeming suppressed grief. At other times she smiles but never laughs audibly. She has become a great curiosity. People come for miles to see tier and on Sundays tha place is crowded like a museum. Prominent medical scientists write from all parts of the country for information concerning her case. Many prominent physicians coma from different parts to see her. Hi nee her case was brought to public notice she haa become the most widely known and notable cataleptic in the world, and her case excite* more interest in the medical profession everywhere than any similar case in the annals of medical science. How she lives is marvelous. Her recovery is hardly within the range of natural possibilities. The case is as much a problem to physicians as it is miraculous to the people who are familiar with it, and it has created various superstitions among those who are spiritu ally inclined. Many believe that she is in & spiritual state, that her recovery will bu effected In some wonderful way, and that she will then reveal marvelous things and experiences in the spirit world. Look Out for a New Style In Bustles. New York, Kept. Ift —lt is hinted by Paris correspondents that a startling pro cess of evolution in regard to the bustle may lie expected in the slinpe of a crinoline that will gradually develop into tho full fledged hoop skirts that made women a few years ago play tho dignified and graceful role of a small clapper within a gigantic boll. For tho sako of all that is rational as well os lieautiful in dross it is to bo hoped this rumor has no substantial foundation. While wii are on tho subject of bustles, how ever, and inasmuch as women appear to have made up their minds to adopt perma nently this hideous and inconvenient article of attire which a recent writer on beauty lias proved wo have copied from tho Hot tentots, it may not lie inappropriate to sug gest that gowns be fitted with the so-called dress improver instead of without it. It would seem that the fair sex almost univer sally go to their tailors and dressmakers minus a bustle, and only put it on when tha costume comes homo ready for use. At any rate, all summer long wo have boon edifiod by tho pleasing spectacle of gowns tucked up behind enormous bustles and revealing a most nnawthstic collection of Is sit iieels and ankles Tlie I sick view of a shoe is not es pecially attractive, and we would suggest that all women who leave off their bustles to try on their skirts, or who don larger crinolcttos than tho,-* previously worn, should at all events look at themselves In a full length mirror before appearing In pub lic. A badly hung skirt is, tf anything, worse than the bustle itself, and will spoil tho whole effect of a toilet np matter how costly sad elegant it may be. Clara Lajua,