ATLANTA, GA., SUNDAY, JAN. 11.
THE GAZETTE IS PRINTED BY
11. 11. DICKSON, JOB PRINTER,
32 Broad Street.
■ i . ' b'vXATYZVN l'W4 I] I
IS SUNDAY TRAVEL PERILOUS?
Talmage’s Vivid Picture of the Awful Plunge
of the Rail Train of the Tay - The Mag
nificent Scottish River A Summer
Dream of Paiidisiacal Beauty—The
Tabernacle Congregation Bow
ing in Prayer for Desolated
Scotch and English
Brooklyn, Jan. 4.— ‘‘ The Rail Train Fall
ing into the River Tay ' was the subject of
‘Mr. I'alrnage s sermon this morning. Ser
vices were opened by singing the hymn:
“My days are swiftly gliding by,
And I a pilgrim stranger.”
Several passages of Scripture appropriate
to the new year were read by Mr. Ta mage,
lie preached from a text taken from Nahum
ii., 4: “1 he chariots shall rage in the streets;
they shall jostle one against anchor in the
broad ways; they shad seem like torches:
they shall run like the lightnings.”
MR. TALMAGE SAID:
If that be no s an express rail train under
full headway at right, what is it? The use
of steam may ha e .< v n one of the lost arts,
Robert Fulton and James Watt?, thousands
of years afterward. ■ (‘Covering what was k nown
in the days of Nahum the prophet. While
read.ng the text you hear the clash of khe car
couoliog. the roar of the whee s and the fer
ritic velocity which any night may be h< ard ]
on the iron track between New York and
Buffa'o, between Charleston and Savannah,
bilwt en Edinburgh and Dundee.
ror moral and religious advantage I call
your minds to the precipitation of the Scot
tish ra.iroad train lasi Sunday night through
the bridge across the river Tay. All the sur
roundings of that accident are so vivid in mv
memory that I cannot refra n from this ser
mon. On the myn ing of the 31st of last
July I consulted with fr.ends at Dundee wheth-
• er i bad bt-Itcr take the rail train on the w .v
to Gla-gow, or go p .rt of the distance oa the
l ay. Advised io the l-tt-r. I stepped on the
steamer S ar O’Gowrie, her iiag fluttering in
the strong gale that blew'. although at the
same time the sun was flooding land and wa
ter and sky with golden glory. I had seen tin*
Hudson and the Rhine, but th- beauty and ■
magnificence of the river iby tb-.t summer
morning for some reason thrilled me as n • i
other landscape ever did. The banks adorned j
with shins of present wealth and historical j
reminiscence now lie in my min : like a sum- I
mer dream <-f paradisiacal b?auty. From its !
birth a Lock Tay to its translation into the
German ocean, it is one long enchantment.
There are orchards and farmsteads and man
sions. Elcho Castle, Landore’s Abbey and
round tower of Abernethy and Balnahreieh
Castle, suggestive of the past till you almost
see the flash of ancient claymores and
HEAR THE BATTLE SHOUT OF ROBERT BRUCE
and Wallace and Thomas De Longueville and
the challei’ge of the clan Chattaih to the
clan Inhi le. D-d ever such a bright sky look
down into so enchanting a river between such
historical banks? But the present must at
tempt to outdo the past, and yonder it. is! ,
Fairy-like for exquisiteness and majestic for
arching spans, the bridge across the Tay. In
ten or fifteen minutes from the Dundee docks. (
we come under it and have full opportunity
of examining the structure which is the pi id? i •
of Great Britain.
“ Have you anything like that in America?”
asked a ruddy Scotchman; and I answered,
“Nothing like it.” Nearly two miles lung
and with eighty-sevi n spans eighty feet above <
the surface of th? vat r, the best view that i
caai be obtained of it we had’ that morning j <
from the decks of the Star O’Gowrie. No j
suggestion that summer d iy of coming ca- i
lamiiy. nothing in the glee of the passengers, i i
nothing in the cloud crystalline, nothing in ' «
the waters opaline, nothing in the architect- '
i al triumph, looking not as much as if it had I
been built up, but as it it ha I. gracefully and !
supernaturally alighted. When the conduc i
tor b st Sabbath at Edinburgh lifted his hand ■
in signal to the engineer and the train start
ed, what a smo th opening to a tragical chap-]
ter! What more fascinating than that r. il
train in motion! Across the plain how it |
glides! Through the villages how it darts ! |
Under the shadow of the rocks how it rushes, |
c’anks and roars and clatter ! On and on, ‘
hour after hour. But what peril ahead! ■
Will not some switchman run out with the |
red flag of danger? Will not some echo of i
the rocks cry “stop,’ or some voice of the
wild night halt the doomed procession ? How
dumb and unsympathetic the earth seems at ;
such times of awful crisis! Slop that train ! I
The pressure of an engineer’s foot on the '
brakes, and from one to three hundred lives •
will be saved from precipitation! But the
train moves on as by inexorable fate and ]
reaches the abutment, and sets its iron feet 1
on the bridge which from henceforth becomes i
more memorable than 'hat of Norwalk or
Ashtabula. Some one from the shore thinks ,
SEES A SHOWER OF FIRE
and the falling of lights of the train. Not
until the last day will it be known whether :
the sp ins had already disappeared in the i
whirlwind, making a chasm down which the 1
passenger cars chased each other, or, more I
likely, the great prucess’on of human life, :
waved to and fro under the arms of the eu-;
roklydon, io and fro with mighty swing, to
and fro with a lurch that makes the blood j
curdle, to and fro till the wheels slip the track, ■
and smoking engine and lighted coaches, lo- i
comotive-driver and stoker, guardsman and I
passengers, are hurled with lightning velocity
through the night, through the spaces, through
the waters, down, a bundled feet down!
Crash ! Crash ! Crash !
All dead ! Some by fright, some by drown
ing, soin4 by bruise, but all dead! Death
captured the train, put his foot on the brakes,
collected the tickets, slopped the royal mail
bag-, arrested the speed and shocked Chris
tendom. They were fathers and mothers,
they were sons and daughters, they were
brothers and sisters, and the Queen’s telegram
that thrilled with sympathy expressed the sen
timent of all nations. They had a merry
Christmas just behind them; they had a
happy New year just before them. But half
way between the lighted candles of the Christ- ■
mas-tree and the salutations of the opening !
vearthey disapp sired forever; the laughter
of hoi day fe tivities broken up bv the shriek .
of unparal’.ed casualty. The bridge broke!
What a text, for a sermon! There may be |
unwise and morbid people who will say, ‘‘So
much for S..bbath-breaking ” There are those •
who are very generous in th- distribution of
God's judgments, and if a sailing party on ’
the Lord’s day drown themselves, religious j
critics immediately take the responsibility of
announcing the disas er as a consequence of!
the infraction of holy hours. Now, 1 have no :
p ttience with that style of moralizing; I would
like to drive it out. of our Sunday-school libra
ries- While I believe in the strict observance
of the • hristian Sabbath, 1 think the Lord’s
thunderbolt’s are too heavy for us to handle
I don’t know what necessity may have start- d
the travelers on that Sabbath journey. If
your child or husband or father were sick or
dying far away, bow long would it take you ;
this morning to get to a rail train ? From the |
way these religious critics argue, I should I
conclu :e that Sab ath travel is praiseworthy, !
because of all the rail trains in both hemis I
pheres traveling that day, with tens of thous- 1
amis of passengers, this train was
THE ONLY ONE THAT PERISHED;
and as out of every thousand of travelers th it I
Sabbath nine hundred and ninety-nine got (
home safely, ergo, Sabbath trave ing is com- j
mendable. You see their argument is un 1
founded. The Lord knows that if we, safe
and happy today, had received our ju4 de-1
sorts, there would have been broken bridges i
enough to take us all down. Pushing aside
this unhealthy moralization of Sabbath catas
trophe, 1 want, to take a broad, common-sense
and Christian view of this event which drops
one, two, three, four, live, six, seven rail cars
into a watery sepulcher. Look, look at the
flashing lights as they go down.
From this ruin at the Tay bridge I learn,
first, that God is mightier than human inven
tion, and that it b comes science to be rever
ential and worshipful. This lay bridge was
considered a triumph of engineering. Thos.
Bouch, the famous architect, backed up by
.fl,750,1)00, thought he had constructed some
thing to stand the Heeds and the wiad and
the rail train. I hold in my hand a pamphlet
which I purchased on the river Tay that s'un
iner morning which says: “ What will help to
both extend and perpetuate the importance of
this locality is the erection of the Tay bridge,
which exhibits a triumph of science and me
chanical skill, showin i the rapid stride ot th.
physical progress of the age. Fifty years ago
such a bridge could not have been constructed,
rhe mechanical appliances not being then
available.” Gen. Hutchinson, Inspector ot
Railways for Scotland, pronounced the bridge
strong beyond necessi y, but by one blast o’
the’ breath of God’s nostrils last Sabbath
night, 2,000 feet of it are gone. All success
to human invention, all honor to scientific
achievement, but higher than the grandest
arch of strongest br dge is the throne ot God
and tin' stoutest hammer and the mightiest
pulley and the most ski Hid quadrant and
longest range telescope had better be pul
down at His fiet. in our day it rejects the
Bible, disputes with God for the throne of the
universe, proves the Creator a superfluity,
since all tilings were made by the fortuitous j
concourse of atoms, throw ay the arch-I
angel’s trumpet, which w the d- ad, so |
(hat there will be no resurrection. Yea,, it
proposes to build a bridge out of human ’
reasoning, on which we may safely cross over ■
into the next life The spans, the arches, the !
girders of this philosophic bridge are said to j
be beautiful and strong, and on it men si iri
with their long t ain of hopes, but midway ;
God blows upon it ami
THEY ARE DESTROYED WITHOUT REMEDY. '
Now let human inveii’ion and science do
their best, span widest rivers, scale highest !
heights, fathom d( pest depths, start longest I
trains into swiftest velocities, but let it at the j
same time be reverential 'and adoring to the
(lodwboin Isaac Newton and Keppler and
Hitchcock and Joseph Henry and Prof. Silli
man and Louis Agasdz were not ashamed to
worship. Herschel sniggered back from Ins
telescope trembling and exhausted, unable |
any longer to look at the omu potent display.
In every observatory, in every scientific school, ,
in every museum, in every architect s s’udy,
let there be an altar of worship as well as a
philosophical apparatus. Who is t.e Tay
bridge of scientific construction before the
Again, Dt my subject teach you that a
bridge is of no use unless it reaches clear (
! across. The stability of the abutment of the ,
Fifeshire side that night only tempted the
train to start across the 'fay. If that a’ ut-i
inent had been missing, the train would not ■
have attempted the river that night. Alas !
that is the way with many rd the bridges con
i str acted for the immoral s ul. Th< y do I
pretty well for this side. 1 hey are made out |
of good morals ami high respectabilities and i
good if igbb tliot I, but as to tahini: ’.is in ’
safety clear across the river of death and land-.
ing us amid ti e “mountains of myrrh,’ they 1
never have done it and they never can do it. i
1 say give us a complete bridge or no bridge
at ah. B canse things may go completely I
smooth in this life we are not to c< nclude 1
they will go smooth forever- God has by His i
grace constructed a complete bridge Both
abutments were blasted out of the rock of
ages, the timbers are from Calvary. They 1
are fas'ened together with the nails and spikes '
ot the cross. Get fairly started on this side ;
and you are sure to reach the other side. •
“Kept bj T the power of God through faith '
i unto salvation.” The floods cannot wash it ;
j away : the winds cannot blow it down. And |
’ the rains desc:”udcd and the wwids blew and
I beat upon that bridge, but it fell not. for it
‘ was founde 1 upon a rock. 1 warrant you
there were Scotchmen on that night train win
I did not go down amid the shower of sparks
i and cinders. They crossed right over to meet
their countrymen, John Knox and Thomas
Chalmars and John Brown, the martyred
Ayrshire carrier, and James Renwick and the
victims of Dunotter Castle, and the Christian
souls which bloody Mackenzie and Lord Clav
erhouse hastened into glory. Not much dis
appointment for the Chiisiians who died that
night. No accident for them. Instead of
landing in Dundee they landed in Heaven.
God has more children than we recognize.
Many of them
MAKE NO FUSS
about th. ir religion, and have none of the
display of those Christians who have more
gab than grace It does not fake the Lord
half a minute to pick them out of the debris
of a railroad cra<h. It was written by Robert
Burns—or in regard to him, I have forgotten
•• If there is another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the most of this.”
Blessed be God, our religion makes tin* best
of this world and takes all the next; and that
is a good religion to have, whether on rhe Tay
or the Hudson.
Again, 1 learn from the Scotch calamity
that all travelers ought to have spiritual in
surance. The world goes on wheels, and they
go faster and faster. 1 said last Monday night
to a conductor on the Erie railroad, “How
many trains go over this road everyday?
And lie answ» red, “From 125 to 150 ’ V. hat
mu-titudes of people shot nto and out of our
gre-it cities ! The near .*150.000 000 paid far
railroad tickets, in one year, in the United
Slates, and the more than £25,090,000 paid |
for tickets in one year in the Ur.iicd King
dom, give an idea of the immensity of m .d- i
ern travel. On the continent of Europe '
th *re are more than 52,000 miles of railway
The Holy La d will soon hear the shriek of
the steam whistle, and much of the solemn
romance of Palestine will be gone, as the
conduc or shouts, “All aboard for Jerusalem !”
Twenty minutes for dinner at Damascus! ’
“CHANGE CARS FOR THE DEAD SEA !”
Railroads to tunnel all mountains, cross nil
rivers, marry all cities, interlock all nations.
Let their management be the best, there will
be accid nts, and almo t always sudden, af
fording no preparation for what comes next.
Three times 1 have been on Trains off the
track, and I know, as many of you know, that
: the excitement of such scenes positively pro
, hibits spiritual adjustment. How long ar
l Norwalk, or Ashtabula, or at the Tay bridge
I did the passengers have to ask, “What next? ’
Ido not think they had live miuut’s, or three,
!or two, or one. It was inappreciable. I say
| these things, not to make you cowardly for
your journey, but placid by antecedent pre
paration. Do not have your souls eternal
I welfare depend upon a frost* d rail, or a
i drunken switch-tender, or an incompetent
j bridge architect, or a conductor’s time-piece,
.or a freshet, or a tornado. If a man is.
I through a reconstructed nature, bound for
heaven, it makes but little difference whether
! he by land or water, by day or night,
through exploded steamboat or tumbled rail
train. He has a through ticket, and. what
ever connections he may miss or gain, he will .
finally’ide into the Grand Central dep >t of'|
the Universe. If you want to go to acer ai '
city, and there is a train that go j s at the rate :
of fifteen miles an hour and one that go*-s :
forty miles an hour, which do you take? lh‘- j,
quickest. Protract’d sickness for a Christian i
man is the slow train to heaven; sudden and |
instantaneous departure by accident is the ;
quick train. You ask me what mode of de- i
partnre 1 choose, the prolonged or .abrupt? ’
I answer, it is not our business to make |
’ choice. All I ask for myself and y nirself is
j that we nuty be fully and grandly right. Be- !
i tween th<‘ top of a bridge and the bottom of a I
1 river is short allowance for fining ourselves j
I out for a residence of five hundred thousand ,
i mi lion centuries
Finally, this rail train plunge Ra-hes us
that death is no respecter of per'Ons We ;
know but little in America of the ch.ssifica-1
i lion of trave’ers, but in Great Britain and on j
! the continent the di.-dinvtion is very marked. i
. The doomed train of last .Sabbath was made ;
lup of one first-class car, one second-c!as<
i four third-class and a brat esman’svan. Which
■ went over and do* - n first 1 know not, but all
lof them went down. The fact that those in
the firs'-class paid twice as much as those in
the third-class gave them no preference in th.-
mom* nt of calamity. They that tmt in
their wealth and b ,ast themselves in the mul
titudes of their riches. none of them can by
any means redeem his brother or give to God
a ransom that he shall not see corruption.’
i Complete democracy of peril,
COMPLETE DEMOCRACY OF GRAVE-YARD.
Death is so dim-sighted and blundering
! footed I 1 at he staggers as roughly across the
j Axministertapestry as bare floor, and cm
' not tell the difference between the fluttering I
j rage of a tatterdemalion ami a conquerors!
I plume. In death no tirs:-cl is-or second-, la>s
jor third- dass. We must all lie down toge her. j
| I'hc subjects sat Charlemagne’s corpse on a
♦ throne and put a scepter in his stiff hand and ,
l a crown on his pulse'ess temples, but long ago
he took the prostrate position. When the
i Tuilleries at Paris were captured by the mob
I in the revoluti n of July a boy, wounded to
■ death, was laid across the Emperor’s throne
I t'll his life-blood gave deeper color to the im
’ ! perial upholstery, but he afterward came
1 ! down to the level where we must all die.
■ I Death comes into the house on Gads Hill and
H says, “I want that novelist;” into Windsor
‘ 1 Castle and says, “1 want Victoria’s consort,”
i into Ford’s Theater an 1 says, “Give me that
President;” into Spanish pa’ace and s-ys
' ‘‘Give me the Queen Mercedes;” into the Zu
’ 1 lu war and says, “Give me that French Im
’ perial:”into the alms-house and says, “Give
me that pauper;’ on to the Tay b’idge and
j says, “Give me those passemies; discharge
’ ■ them into my bosom with one shock ” Look !
I I Ltok! By wmbalment, by sculptured sar-
TI-IE GAZKTTE, SUNDAY MORNTING, JANUARY 11, 1880.
; eop’iagus, by pyramidal grandeur, by epita
phal commemoration, by more intoxicated
> wake or grander ca f hedral dirge, we may
!’ seem to make a diff rence of caste among the
dead, but it is soon over. I. took my pencil
and memorandum book a few we ks ago *in
Westminster Abbey and copied from a tablet
> averse you will be interested to ln-.i
“Thinß liow many roy.-tl bones
Sleep within these he <p« ol stones.
Hi-re they lie, had and lantis.
Who now want strength to stir their hands.”
No firs -class or si ■■ond-class or thiid (-’ass
among the dead. Only the righteous and the
wick d Btdore last Sa ab dh night the keeper
of the Tay bridge station and James Roberts. 1
the Locomotive Superintendent of the North ;
British riilway, had crawled out with ble< d-1
ing hands on the bridge to learn the cause of’
the non-arrival of the train from Edii burgh, I
all ihe passengers, first-class second-.dass and ’
third-cl .had reached eteri.ai destimuion :
without reference to what was on earth th- ir |
social, financial, literary or political status.
I If they were ready, what a fortunate transi
, lion from winter night to summer morning!
j What a gleeful thing to die if one is ready !
Gov. George Briggs said: “Doctor, 1 am
. afraid you are going to cure me. Oh. how I
* want to be in heaven! One of the Eads of
’ Scotland told me la t summer that when his
j Ohristian boy died, so raptu-ously was he ;m
--i ticipating departure that ihe Countess, his
’ mother, said to the physician: “Do not dis-
! courage him by telling him he is going to get j
I well.” My opinion is that, at the t'hi'i>tian s '
obsequies, the “ Dead March, in Saul” is not!
i half so appropriate as “ Handel’s Hallelujah !
i Chorus " I implore you this moment, by 'he :
I light of the il;.n_ 1 .nterns of the Scottish rail ;
train on this first Sabbath in Jar.ua' V, within
sunn 1 of the pussing train of 1 nk“d yea*'S ■
roliii g on with more than express velocity, to I
p' t pare for that hour when the archangel, !
with one foot on the sea and the otln r on the i
’and, shall swear by Him that liveth forever ;
! and ever t‘ at time shall be no longer. But I '
I cannot dismiss this awgu r a-semblage until i
i we have all bowed our heads in sympathetic,
prayer for tl o e Scotch and English homt s I
that w re awfully desolated when last Sabbath '
night the bridge broke.
OPINIONS OF VARIOUS SMART ALECKS!
Sena L-r Beck’s Choice lb.w Old Zack Man- ■
aged - Gregg Wright’s Views—McMa- t
Don’s Opinion —ami Various;
Odds an J kinds.
There is little that is now in the political i
world this we. k. Th : IL-publican drift, is
: c.-rtainly towards Giant, it beiug claimed that!
Pennsylvania has already bo n captured for
■ him. The reaction against Mr. Bayar-I con-
I tinues.but his friends assert that he is stronger
than ever. He is certain ! y right and honest ;
! in his financial views—and this means a great
' deal. Tilden stock is rising, and tho-e Avho
i a short time since sai l thai they wen d t o>.er
i lake him, ar■■ b-cg'iu.ing to hedge. But we
, submit below a melange of opinions selected ;
; for the benefit of the Gazette readers:
AVHAT CONGRESSM AN V; M V’ON THINKS.
Washington Special to P»;:l!;more Sun.
Representative McMahon, of Ohio, ex-;
presses the opinion that in the event of Grant’s :
i noih natit nby the 1L pub icans, Ohio would
I betaken out of the list of doubtful status, ai.d
would be sure to cast its vote for the Demo
cratic nominee. Mr. McMahon thinks that:
ihe National Democrat.c Convoi lion will be :
held in Cincinnati, and savs ih.it th : fact of 1
its sitting there will do much to increase the ;
enthusiasm of the Democrats bo.h in Ohio I
and Indiana. The places spoken *»f for the
meeting of the convention arc Baitimcre. Sa- i
ratoga, St Louis, CfiiC'nmui, and Louisville.
I he general unprt ssion is that the convention
will be held West, and it is quite likely thaf*
Mr. McMahon’s opinion a,'to Cincinnati be
ing selected will be verified, although it is ru
mored here that Mr. Tilden’s friends Ava.it it
held at some point in the East, Saratoga for
instance. ‘ The National Democratic Com
mittee meets here in February to make the
selection, and there is some talk to the effect
that ex-Seuator Barnum. the chairman of the
cominitiee. will at that time offer his resig
HOW Of.D Z.\CH managed.
Garb in Cincinnati Enquirer.
h» a little k.;ot of friends, 'luring the Ohio
e’cciion, Foster said ()i:io was not in'.chhke
’*ast fill. If he hud only Zach Chandler a’
•he helm, he won’l not wo ry.
“How is iPhtl ?” was asked.
“Oh,” s..id Foster, with a laugh, “I will ;
never forgot my visit to Michigan last fall, i
was up tie-re in the campaign, you know. '
ihe day of the election I was in Detroit. |,
| About six o’clock I went up to Zach’s place
i upon Em't s Tlier* -ai Chandler with a ‘
iboit'e < f wi/’sky upon the t hie by his sid-,
j busily leading adi patch before him. ‘ Have
I a drink. ( barley r ’ said Zacb ; ‘it’s the first
bottle I have oje-ned during the canvass. 1
never drink until a can-.ass is over. I made
some remark about the result of the day, and '
asked Chandler if he had I «*ard anything yet: ,
had he any id n a of how the State ha 1 gone?
Chandler smiled quietly as tie to sod a dis-;'
patch to me, which read as follows:
“Michiga l- h gone Republican by twenty I
thousand majority. Z. Chandler.” | ,
“ That,” said Chfiudler, “ is the dispatch • ;
send out to th*- Assuciaicd Press at midnight ” !
“But you have not receixed a sing e re-I
turn ' et
Zach winked and said:
“ I km w it. but I have put S2O 000 into the !
canvass, and 1 know whore the majority lies >
as well i ow as aiierthe returns are in.”
The end proved ihe truth of his assertion, ,
as the following morning 1 saw this dispatch |
primed in ali the papers.
It is to insu'C iliis c rt inly of prediction ;
that Foster i.s here seeking the sinews of war.
SENATOR Bi.CK S CHOICE.
IntorvieAV in the Washington Post.
Senator Beck, of Kentucky, was foui d this
morning, and being asked about Kentucky’s
cbo ce for the Democratic Presidential uomi
na ion, he answered as follows: “We don't
care who it is. I 'em Hendricks, Hancock.
Tilden, Bayard, Thurman, or Seymour, it will
’be all one. We shall give him a rousing ma
: “Who will have the preference?”
1 “That will bo hard to tell. We like robust,
I straightforward, and outspoken men, who can
I get on the stump: look us in the eyes,and say i
j just what they mean ”
I “How docs Tddcn answer to this descrip- ;
I tion ?”
| "Oh we will vote for him if he is put up.
| Dan Voorhees, though, i.s the mo<t popular]
: man in our State, lie goes in like a race i
j horse, and knows exactly how to enthuse our 1
: people, and they like lo be enthused How- ■
! ever, he is not in the race, and we want the
I best man who is.”
’ THE THIRD I’ERM SIGNAL St RtICE BT REAU. ;
I Wasbinglo i Co’rcsjxm ’en-e of the Baltimore
: Mr. Chirles Nordhoif ihe aide Washington
. .• H-respond. nt of th.- X< w York lle.-a’d ni-v
be p op.-rlv regarded as the chief of the I'h rd
, Ferm Sign <1 Serv c t Bure uHeis a sort
iot Old I'robabilbies co cernina ev.nthing
Ir. luting to the Grant boom His spy-lass
i knows no rest. Ib.n sp ek on the third
term h rizon is detected, overha led and ex
amined. 11l - mesence of Gran' ai Phdadel
p .ia hus gr-mly ai-b-d Mr. .\ rdboff in rim
Ipro eeutio. of I,L labor.,, b cause the chje-
Hive planet being so '.ear, the atm-spr.eric
conditions are more favora le for accurate
obsenatio-s Mr Xordhoh's latest report is i
I subdivided into live parts, thus:
| 1 Se.re'ary Sh-rman is au u..compromis-
ing opp ment of t’ e t nd .er n, ami will be a I
I earn! dat- again- 1 ■ ira-t or anybody else. i
2. Blaine and his friends in the'West and
Northwest are against 'he third term and .re !
; particularly 1.0-tile to Grunt a<l I.is present i
: supporter,, because of the lad t.eatment
i Blaine exp. H. need ul lhe.r hands in Cincin-
I nati in H7G.
| 3. Hr. si'ent Hayes is hostile to the third
; term ami 'av ns Sherman.
1. ihe .<4. eti'.n of Don Cameron as Chair
m n of I ..■ Xat'.m il Committ ..... to '
be regarded us a Grant success, I. cause ill
w is trough- about only by a coalition of the.
j Grant a..d Sherman forces in order to snub .
! 5. Grunt is regarded ns a weak candidate I
‘ :by many influential Ilepu divans, and they ,
; will not c .msH.t to his nomination. ' ;
' li The na leries of the convention will be I
■ kept free from the packing’ contemplated .
by the third termers. I
. 7. Gram i.s not only willing to tea candi-i
'■ date, but has set l.is heart upon a re omina
tion. and ing hi. Sou.hern tour the Grant
par v in that section v. ill be thoroughly or-
■ gam zed
1, The foregoing is the ve y latest from the
■ ( hies of the Presidential Signal Service Bu
' reau, and it is generally admitted that ii is
- more accurate than such repor s usually are.
A ROYAL BULL-FIGHT. I
KING ALFONSO’S WEDDING CELEBRA
A <Gay Spanisli Pageant—Bloody Scenes in
Arena—A. Gallant Matador and tlie fe
Gentle Queen —The Bloody-
[Letter from Edwaeb Kisb.] I
Alfonso ,\II arrived briskly, dressed in aS
captain general’s uniform, with a cap entirely
1 covered with gold lace. He has much im
I proved in appearance since his residence in'
1 Paris and Vienna; side whiskers and mus
i taehe give a manly look lo his face, and h s
iiiaimers are simple ami unaffected. The
; young queen wore a wbiie mautil’a upon her
i glossy braids She snt down beside the king
| in the front rank, and there soon appeared
behind the youthful pair the b-nevoltnt faces
of numerous venerable Spanish and Austrian
generals. Next came Dona Isabel’:! and her
pretty daughters: and then an enormous fol"
lowing of ladies and gentlemen of the court’
who took possession of either side of the bal
cony. A large delegation of Austrian officers,
their breasts glittering with dozens of decora
tions, sat on the side next the queen. Alfonzo
Nil took up his opera-glass and surveyed
the audience. When the royal march was fin
i isl.ed he took up a handkerchief, made a sig
[ nal, a chorus of bugles sounded from a bal
| cony opposite the king and queen, gates were
. thrown open just beneath this barony, and
] there entered:
No—not a bull, but a long and stately pro
cession, which transported us back t*> the days
of chivalry. First came the master’s of cer-
I emonies, dressed in court suits of black vel
vet ami mounted on prancing steeds. Next
: followed a drummer on horseback, a large
drum suspended on either side of his horse’s
I saddle. Then came four heralds, sounding
| bugles; alquazils; a provincial delegation?
, then in state carriages the protectors of the
, toreadors of the occasion. These protectors
are gentlemen of rank, who deign to confer
I the shadow of their dignity upon the popular
i favorites. Beside these coaches, glittering in
I satin costumes in which al! the colors of the
I rainbow were inextricably mingled, walked
i the men who were to light the bid's on foot,
! while behind them, mounted on starved lo- k
ing horses, came the picadors, wicked fellows
\ clad in braided jackets, buckskin hose, gar
‘ nisi rd within with stiff iron supports, so that
. when hor.-es fell upon them they might not
have their broken. These picadors were j
armed with enormous lances, pointed with
sharp blades. Next in order was a small '
i army of servants, dressed in scarlet jackets* ]
forsooth —in a bull ring! and ihe rear was"l
brought up by teams of mules, harnessed.]
three abreast, and driven by picturesque ■
j brigands, whose duty it was to be the clearing j
;of ihe rim of the dead horses and bulls en-1
' cumbering it. The procession wheeled around !
in front of the royal lodge, and every person '
; in it made low bows, to which the king re
sponded by a stiff military salute. The truin'
pets sounded loudly, and the procession
; its way. breaking up into fragments at vari
i ous places in the ring. In front of the series
I of ga'i Ties which ltd up to the royal box,
’ ami di reel iy in the ring, without any protec
tion, stood a large corps of halberdiers. The
mishaps es these genth men-at-arms F at fre
<iu* nt intervals during the performance were ’
sources of immense and long-continued mer
riment to the crowd.
And now the picadors on their horses held
their lances at rest, the marshals retired to a
corner, looking soim what uneasy; the corps of
capf-adors, matadors and espadas approached
the barrier of the ring, behind which ran a
corridor, separating us (the spectators) by a
short distance from the arena. This corridor
was patroled by gens-d’arme, court ofticials’in
black and by the friends of the performers in
the ring. There were a few moments of si
lence, then a deep “Ah!” such as only a Latin
crowd can utter, hurst from the assemblage,
and looking over across the ring I saw a mag
nificent bull stau ling in front of the gates,
which Avere closed behind him. The queen
had given the signal with her handkerchief, i
I looked up ai her; she had ha'f ari-eu in her ]
seat, as if? he were anxious t > go away, but j
an imst.mt after she sat down again and was j
The bull took a good look at everybody.
He seemed good-nature 1. and I thought that
if I had been near him J should liked to pull
his tail But what was my surprise when he
advance! forward with a long lope, which
quickly changed into a wild run, and before
any one could attract his atient on he had
plunged his horns into’h i flanks of the horse
of one of the masters of ceremonies The
poor beast darted forward, the blood gushing
from his wounds, and the spectators began
to yell to their favorites—the m» n in satin
and rainbow colors —to begin. All at. once
an agile fellow sprang directly in front of the
I bull, holding a bright red cloak before the in
l furiat-d animal s eyes. Master bull made a
| lung? at it, the nimble cape bearer stepped
■ aside and another fluttered an orange-colored
cloak under the bull’s nose. Then half a
dozen others appeared, the bull knew not
which way to turn; he pawed the earth; he
snorted. Suddenly selecting one avlio was
most daring, he went after him with such vin
dictive force that the man paled—ran, and,
lightly as a feather, leaped the barrier unhurt,
ftie bull turned on another, ( p! and away
went tb.e airy fellow, almost between the bull’s
horns—yet safe end grinning with tho excite
ment. The bull was now terrible in his
wrath, and at this moment he noticed a pica
dor sitting motionless on his horse, with his
lance ready. I arose in my seat; and if I
: could I think I should have fled, for it iced
; my blood to see horse and rider go into the
I air, and the next moment to witness the ago
i nies of the disemboweled horse. Ihe picador
was lying beneath the beast: was he dead?
1 No; he was helped up, looking black and
i ugly, and he took his hat off to the king.
| What had he done? Ah! there was a gaping
. wound in the bull’s shoulder, and the bull had
| withdrawn a lew paces and was thinking
I what to do next Around him once more
were fluttering the agile capeadors; capes
and cloaks danced before the bull’s vision, he
rushed thither and yon, mean.ng death ami
destruction. What was my horror to see the
horse that had just been gored once more in .
the fray, his merciless rider charging him
down upon the bull, while the entrui's dragged I
on the ground Some Spaniards laughed •
others, more mercTul, shouted: Fuera! Out
with ih • horse. But no! rhe bull had him
once more on his horns, and tore and rent
h.m, while the picador, King cooly behind
! ihe dying creature lacerated the flank of his I
I antagonist. It was horrible! I looked up
*at the young queen. She had turned her eyes I
away, but a moment later, nt an intimation
lof the king, she made a s gnal. Trumpets
I sounded, ami the picador was extricated from
] his pci ileus position; w- ile the men with th?
capes occupied the bulfsattention. This was
, the signal to retire the horses ami to lot the :
; banderilleros begin their work. The bandcr-
I illo com* s on at the second stage of a bull
, light. 1 felt glad to see tho horses retire, but. ;
! I n ticed that 1 no longer felt sorry for the
bull, since 1 ha I seen ho* devilish In* was in i
i his work. I was glad ta know that he was to
]be put out of the way. Probably 1 was be-;
] coming brutalized.
I The bull was enraged because th? horses
• were withdrawn. But thus far he felt that he 1
i had had the best of it- Still he looked his ,
I antagonists over in h's steady, resolv* d way, |
i and se- med saying to them, “What will you
have?” Ho was not long without an answer ;
i A daring fellow in green tights, white silk ’
stockings and a jacket blazing with gu’d and !
i jewels, ran up in front of him, holding in each
I hand a flexible dart enveloped in straw at one i
end. Quick as lightning the bujl. spfang at
him, but the man went to on€ side, and the
two darts were sticking in the animal’s neck.
It was as quick as thought. The .banderilleros
made the bull crazy with rage; he shook him
self, but they entered more deeply into the
skin; he foamed at the mouth. He was ter
rible. He ran at a knot Os his enemies, and
frightened them so that they fled in confusion,
.. leaping the barriers. But others came; new
banderilleros were stuck in the poor brute’s
hide; they whizzed through the air, some of
them bearing little banners. Now all the
'devil .a the ball was roused. _ His motions I
were twice as quick aS, before. Thousands
li A voices were screaming advice from the
benches! “Rafxel! mind your steps! Well!
well! Muy bien I Lagaitijo I dernouio I
Anda! anda! Now run for it, .hombre!
;What an ass, burro, burrito! Go home and
■’bury yourself, Fuera! Caramba! There In
had it! Oh. my angel! Oh, Alonzo! Bravo!
Here he comes! Es un toro! Idiot! Can’t
Won throw! Look out —look out—look out!
ts he de :d! NiV-not even scratched, but
rather pale! Aht, the bti'l’s tongue is out!
No, no. Si, si. No hombre. . Si, caballero!
Ob! Oh! Oht" Dios! Enough, '■enough of
bViderilJeros! La espadr! The matador!
Where is the killer, the brave, the .beautiful
matador! Ah! there lie is. S. e! he is com
ing! How benutiful his cos’ume! ’Tis satin!
Ho, ho, ho! 1 a esyada! Hist! there he is
khee'ing before the king! Now lie takes oft'
ms hat and raises his arm. Now he makes
1i... speech and throws his cap away with a
great, sweeping gesture. It is as if he threw
away his life at the same time. No, hombre!
•Si, si, si, a thousand times. Si, hombre!
Bravo, toro! Braytt el matador! 110-ho-ho
ho-ho-o-o-o o! Caramba!
Then a great silence fell.
The metador took a red cloak, in his hand
ii'aih it a sword, short
a*’Vfbut of blade. He stip|a;il graeefuliv
n§ijj>riskly to the bull and held tne red cloak
ilirebtly before his eyes. Ihe bull flew at ir.
I he matador made a false step, saved himself,
and Linked up, pale and quivering, to hear a
tempest of maledictions The bull was as er
him attain and followed him i ightly as thistle
down flew to the rescue a dozen’ capeadores,
wlio fluttered their cloaks in the bull’s vision
until he was diverted from his victim. Then
tbjey gradually brought him to a stand-still,
and t.he matador came before him again.
Now began a terrible duel between man and
beast. The cloth was at the bull s reach; he
plunged at it and seemed to annihilate the
matador. But no! the man was always out
of reach, and his gleaming blade was p.aying
in the air. The bull saw it, but the cloak was
before him —S-s-s-t! Down came the sword
between the animal’s fore shoulders; but the
bull, .with a noble and' impetuous motion,
threw it out of the wound from which the
■ blood poured in large streams. The matador
; drtew another sword, ami the duel began again.
I Ivaeh time that he slabbed the beast hut i
| slightly the crowd cursed him. then lie re-i
dotii.iled h s energies and seemed to lose his ■
! prudence. By-and by lie made a Hying leap; i
1 everyone stood up, thinking to see him lying
' gored to death. But, O n the contrary, he !
stob'l.sonie yards away, po’tiling to the bull,
in whose s ! ott'der the sword v.a.- planted to
■ the Lilt. The king was languiciiy applauding
wirti his white-gloved hands. And the spec
tatSYs! It was Bedlam.
The bull st uggled, but the dreadful sword
sajjped bis life. He raged and ran, frothing,
u pon the agile cloak-bearers. They decampi d,
buYreturned as they saw the poor animal walk
away a short distance, and lie down with bis
tongue out. They flew to him and began to
tempt l]im to renew the contest. This was
most mt'.-oits of all. He looked up at them
with glazing eyes, but of which all brutish
malice had departed as the great mystery of
him, and he seemed strug
gling to say, “C-h! come, boys! this isn’t
fair. I’m hurt, and down, and there are too
'mai4V of you. I didn't intend to carry it °o
lar. The bull seemed beniatiized and the
men brutalized, at this st.;"'.eme moment. I
forgot about the gored horses. One of the
executioners took a short dagger, drove it
into the spinal marrow of the animal, and
the trumpet sounded. The first fight was
ended. The bull’ fell on his side, and the
gaily caparisoned mules came in to drag him
Thtn the matador came forward to receive
the compliments of the spectators for his final
adroit; sword-thrust. His name was raptu
r#itoiited ten thousand times. H*t—
fatSed.itpbn him, and he tossed them back to
their owners until his arms ached. Young
swt Ils threw their cloaks down to bitn that he
might walk upon them. Cigars, fruit and
inom-y were cast at him. lie went oil'proud
and contented. Had he been utisuce ssful,
sticks would probably have been thrown at
We ha 1 short respite. The trumpetssound
| cd, the picadors reappeared, and a new bull
j burst into the arena. This bull wasted no
i time. He drove all the cape-flutierers out of
j the ring, killed a horse in less than two mil.- '
utes, sent a picador oft' on a stretch.- r. and I
took a tremei.dous dive at the halo rJiers,
who received him with lowered spears but
with blanched faces. He broke one or two
of their spear blades, kicked at them con
temptuously, gored a second horse —but here
his star began to pale, for he re eived a tei
r sic lance-wound, this sobered him, a d
seemed to exhaust bis energies. The capes
could not excite him, the spry and deft men
pulled his tail ami stole the rosette from his
back. He was no giant utter the Ltuee
wound. The only thing which be did was
mercifully t > finish the second It use, which
was in convulsions of agony. '1 hen the bau
derilleros were p'atiied in his neck, and a new
mata-li r finally ui.sm.tchc 1 him. l ite crowd
grew im| atien', and acre glad when lie was
dead. He lad promised w. 11, but finished
badly. His debut as an artist was meteoric, !
his career tame. I'l us often in human life
but no matter about the moral.
Once more the trumpets, and another bull. |
It took hiiujsonte time to r. al ze the situation,
but when he did, he proceeded to Lusines
with an energy even superior to that of his
immediate predecessor. He didn t like tin
ring, and he 1 aped out of it. It seemed im
possible for him to do it, but he did it, knock
ing do rtt halt a dozen people in the e -rridoi
mentioned above. We were horrified to see
him, as the door was opened to let him in
again, tossing a gen d’urine on his arms. The
unhappy man turned over and over, his sword
fell from bis sheath, ai d he was carried out,
when the hulls attention had been diverted
from him. covered with blood and wont.ds,
The bull ran up and down ouce or twice, en
gaged in a tremendous duel with a picador,
who was too much for him, and even kept
him from goring hi-ho se This bull in his
turn was submitted to the agony of the ban
de>illeros, and the duel withttie matador 1 , and
pro'onged his life so that the crowd execrated
him, because he had done much harm, an!
then sold his life dearly
And so, one after another, during almost
four hours, we saw eight bulls slaughtered
I he only onimals which were really terrifying
were the third and eighth. One of tl ern was
so indignant at a cape-bearer who s' ook a red
cloak tn h s face that he followed him light
over the barrier, causing an immense burst ot
laughter, in truth th ■ sight was inexpressi
bly comical. 1 thought of your Yankee
phrase about the man wuo was ' huri ied over”
the fence by the bell. This same animal
charged the halberdiers twice, but they filled
his sk 11 full of holes, and put out one of his
| eyes. Theie or two frightful halt
; hours in this strange afternoon half hours
: win it a bull dying, gored the horses which lie
I hud already slain —wh n t e odor of d. atli
I aiosu from the ring—when the smell of bl-md
i s.emcd to ha-, e put savagery into all our souls I
i —when we felt a grim joy m each new wound
| inflicted mt the hull, and when the fitting j
I corps of executioners seemed endowed with I
supernatural skill. The last bull, which did '
not promise well at first, uri.ed out to be a I
j master fighter, and the principal matador had i
I to use all his skill to bring him to his knees. ;
| Ihe maimer in which the bull looked at the I
j matador h> d something awful in it some-1
i thing so inexpress b e that 1 will not try to
I define it.
The king and queen tried to go aftt r the '
seventh bull ha f b< en dispatched, buttlie spec- I
'ators would not hear of it. Tl.-ey ern d ' Guo
toro ! otro toro I” (another bull) in thunderous i
I unison, and the king yielded. It must have ;
I been a severe trial for the quern, but she saw !
through it all, and I ol served that toward the
I last she looked on all the time. You speedily )
I be< ome accustome 1 to tl e spectacle—horr.ble
lus it is. As scon us the last bull had been j
dispa died ihe tLou.-auds of persons dispensed
■ peac- ab y, and so dense was the throng that |
|catriages and pedestrians alike, could only
I move at a snail's pace. The arena was wet I
i with blood, and in a recess of one of the oater
corridors ihe e ght bulls and the seven horses
; which had been their victims were lying in a I
I row. The amphitheater, with its stone seats '
1 and blood-stained sand, seemed Roman ri.ther ;
I than Spanish—but Spanish it emphatically is. ;
I The bulls slain at the royal festival were fur-1
I nished from the estates of different gentlemen,
i who take great pleasure in raising them. ihe
i local journals publish the names of t. esegen- I
; try, as well as the pedigree of the bulls. To
' day there is a second grand “corrida at:
[which e ght bulls wdl be dispatched; but 1
I sholl not go. I have seen enough.
A HALF HOUR WITH BIRDSAND BEASTS.
"Some of the Stories to’<l About Animals, Fowls
and Fish—Remarkable Powers of Endur
ance Displayed by Animals—A Cow
Killed by a Snake—Anecdotes
THE HORSE AS A MARKSMAN.
From the Chicago Times.
. A singular case of death by strangulation
occurred on a farm ten miles north of Men
dota the other day young man mmed
Ables was standing in front of a horse while
the animal was feeding. The horse coughed
and ejected a kernel of corn, which flew into
Ables' windpipe. lie ran into the house,and
by signs endeavored to make the family un
derstand what had happened. A messenger
on horseback was immediately disp itched for
a pnysician, but long before he arrived young
Ables was a corpse.
From the West Chester Republican.
A reporter of th.e Republican had the follow
ing related to him a day or two ago by a
party who knew it to be true: Something
over a year ago a young girl of West Brad
ford township, about twelve years of age had
'. presented to her a goose egg by a neighbor
where she was visiting., She carried it home
arid set it under a hen, and hatched out a
young gosling of the masculine gender. She
married a Mr Scott, and they resided on the
farm now occupied by Mr. Caleb Pennock,
M e.,t Bradford. The old gander lived, flour
ished, and furnished feathers for a number of
beds. Mrs. Scott died r,t an advanced age.
and requested in her will that gander
si.ouldyiot be killed or go off the place, and
it is now living, being something over eighty
years of age. It is very cross, and will' at
tack persons, tear their clothing, and is as
spry as some other geese on the farm which
are twenty-five years old.
HOW A FARMER RECOGNIZED HIS DOG.
Forest and stream.
Some years ago a farmer in Washington
recognized a line setter that bad been given
him when a pup, in the street. He seized his
long lost dog, and was assailed by the person
who had got possession of him.
"I his is my wiog, gentlemen, and vou don’t
take him from me unless you take my life at
the same time.”
finally the parties were taken before a
Judge, this is my dog, and I can prove it
to you.” So he stooped, pinched up the skin
of the chest below the fore leg, made a straight,
incision with a knife, and took out a bird shot
which he showed to the Judge, and which had
certain knife-marks or crosses on it.
“Judge, this pup was given to me three
years ago by Gus T , arid Mr. I , the
grocer, on L street, at the corner, can tell you
that as soon as I got the dog I took him to
his store, marked a shot and put it under his
skin, first miil.irg these crosses with mv
1 knife on the lead.”
I After this the oaths of the other party that
i he had rai.ed the dog from a pup were of no
; avail. -The farmer took his dog. This will
[ suggest to the readers a safe method of mark
ing their valuable dogs.
THE CHINAMAX AXD THE PIOUS FROG.
Alta Calii'orni an.
Au evening or two since some frogs were
being killed prepa atoryto their being served
up to some bun eiyanits at a ban Francisco
icstaiirant. Ihe little animals were made to
give up the ghost by being pierced through
the spine with the small blade of a knife.
At the prick ert the “bare bodkin” the ma
jority of the Logs gave but a gasp, a quiver
or two, and all was over. One little fellow,
however, behaved differently. On receiving
the fatal thrust he sat upright, calmly folded
his hands across his breast, and, with eyes
up turned to heaven, stiffened in death. See
ing this, a Chinaman who was looking on
was much affected. “Poo’flog, poo’ boy!”
cried he, ‘Zsee, him talkee to God.’” The
Chinaman was one who has been attending
Sunday-school in th s city, and the attitude
and expression of the dying frog reminded
him of what he was in the habit of seeing
when at church.
A CAT LIVES FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITHOUT FOOD.
A remarkable story is told by the captain
of the bark Kate Howe, which arrived yes
terday morning from Liverpool. The. Kate
piufckti. was- laden in GbarlesTrnDdn'rTng'
November with cotion for Liverpool. Just
bMore sading a cat which belonged on board
was missed, and the vessel started on its voy
age, and forty-seven days alter the hatches
were taken oft at Liverpool, when the cat
crawled slowly forth, presenting a most woe
beg me and emaciated appearance. Pussy
l.ad been wedged in betwe en two bales of
cotton during the voyage, and had been
unable to move or to obtain food or water
during the whole trip. The animal’s head
| was flattened, and one of it> legs was twi>tea
! over its l ack, ’.nd aitlemgli ai.er a few days
v'f careful musing i; rec vered its wanted
appmiic, its former beauty, it is leared, i.a-,
departed tor. ver.
Mount Rigi at San rise—Studies n Art.
From “ A Tramp Abroad.”
v'\ e heard ins born, and instantly we got
up. k was dark, ami cold, ami wr*-tch< d
As 1 tumbled aroun 1 f >r tin* matches, knock
ing things down with my quivering hands. 1
wished the sun would rise in the middleot th?
day. when it was warm and cheerful, and one
wasn t sleepy We proceed* dto dress by the
gloom us a couple of sickly candles, but we
could hnrdl.v but g i anything, cur hands i
i shook so. 1 thought of how many happy j
' people there were in Europe, Asia and Amer- |
ica ami everywhere, who were sleeping peace- ’
' fully in their beds, and did not have to get up ■
I to see the Rigi sunrise—people who did not I
appreciate th.ir advantages, as like as rot, i
but would get up iu the morning wanting
more boons of Providence. While think*ng
these thoughts I yawned, in a rather ample
way, and my upper teeth got hitched on a
nail over the do r, and while I was mounting
a chair ta free myself Harris drew the window
curtain and said:
‘ (>, this is luck. We shan’t have to go out
at all yonder arc the mountains in full view.”
1 hat was good news, indeed. It made us
cheerful right away. One could see the Al
pine masses dimly outlined against the b'ack
firmament, and one of two stars blinking
through rifts in the night. Fully clothed, ar.d
wrapped in blankets, wc huddled ourselve- up
by the window, with lighted pipes, and fell
into chat, while we waited in exceeding com
fort to see how an Alpine sunrise was going
to look by candle-light By and by a delicate,
spiritual sort of effulgence spread itself by
imperceptible degrees over the loftiest alti
tudes of the snowy wa.-te> —but there the
(‘flort stopped- Isa I presently:
“There is a hitch about this sunrise some
where. It doesn t seem io go. What do you
reckon is tde matter with it ?’
“1 don t know. It appears to hang fire
somewhere. 1 never saw a sunrise act like
ibis beiore. Fan it be t at the hotel is play-'
ing anything on us?”
“Os course not. The hot 1 merely has a
property interest in the sun; it has no’hiug
to do with the management of it. It is a
precarious kind of property, too; a succes
sion of total (D lip.'* would probably ruin tt is
tavern. Now wii it can be the matter with
this sunri-e ?’’
Harris j.impe l up and sail:
‘ I’ve gm it! I know w!.at s the matter with
I it: we’ve b. t u looking at ihe place where the
I sun set last night. ’
TWAIN AS AX ARTIST.
1 Wc bad had the best ms rue ors in draw ng ■
and painting in Germany—Hammer ing, Vo- !
I gel, Mull'r, Dietz, and S humann. Ham- ]
j merling taught ns landscape printing, Vogel
■ taught us figure drawing. Mull r taught us to ]
]do st ill-lile, and Dietz and Schumann gave ]
|ns a finishing course in two specialties—bat ;
] tie-pieces and shipwrecks. Whitever I am!
,in art 1 owe to these men. 1 have something :
| of the manner of each and ail of them; bu: 1
i they all said that 1 had also a manner of my ‘
; own, an I that it was conspicuous. They said i
j there was a marked individuality about my i
■ .style—insoiui uh that if 1 ever painted the !
| commonest type of a dog, 1 should be sure to I
• throw some.hing into the aspect of that dog j
; which would keep him from being mistaken ]
for the creation of any other artist. Seci etly
j 1 wanted to believe all those kind saying*, ;
; but 1 could not; 1 was afraid that my masteis’ j
I partiality for me, and pride in me, biased ]
their judgment. So 1 resolved to make a j
| test. Private y and unknow n to any one, 1
painted my great picture. “Heidelberg Cas-1
: tie Illuminated,” —my first really important I
work in oils ami had it hung up in the midst ;
l of a wilderm ss of oil p ciures in the ai t ex- '
( iiibition, with no name attached to it. To my
i great gratification it was ii stantly recog- j
; nized as mine. All the town flocked to see I
it, and people even came from neighboring |
j localities to visit it. it made more stir than
j any other work in the exhibition But the i
I most gratifying thing of ali was, that chance I
i strangers, pas-ing through, who had not i
heard of my picture, were not only drawn to
j it, as by a lodestone, the moment they enter-
ed the gallery, but always took it for a “Tur
When the landlord learned that I and my
agent were artists, our party rose perceptibly
in his esteem; we rose still higher when he
learned that we were making a pedestrian
tour of Europe.
He told us all about the Heidelberg road,
and which were the best places to avoid and
which the best ones to tarry at; he charged
me less than cost for the things I broke in
the night, he put up a fine luncheon for us,
added to it a quaniity of 1 ght-green plums,
i the pleasantest fiuit iu GermaDy; he was so
. anxious to do us honor that he would not al
| low us to walk out of Hei broun, but called
. Gotz vou Berlichengen’s horse and cab and
; made us ride.
, 1 made a sketch of the turnout It is not
I a work, it is only what artists call a “study”
. ya thing to make a finished-picture from.
This sketch has several blemishes in it; for
• instance, the wagon is n t traveling as fast
a.s the hors? is. This is wrong. Again, the
person trying to get cut ol the way is too
-mall; he is out of perspective, as we say.
i he two upper lines are not the horse’s back,
. they are the reins; there seems to be a wheel
missing- ;his would be corrected in a finish
ed work, of course. That thing flying out
behind is not a flag, it is a curtain. That
otlier thing up there is Lie sun, but I didn’t
get enough distance on it. Ido not retnem
ber, now, what that thing is in front of the
man who is running, but I think it is a hay-
■ slack or a woman This study was exhibited
. in the Paris salon of 1879, but did not take
any medal; they do not give medals for
Mark says he can understand German as
well as the maniac that invented it, but he can
talk it best through an interpreter.
THE BRAND-NEW BRIDE.
At the Jungfrau Hotel Twain metn “brand
, new bride;’’ In the drawing-room was a clat
tery, wheezy, asthmatic thing, certainly the
very, worst miscarriage in the way of a piano
that the world has seen. In turn, five or six
dejected and homesick ladies approached it
doubtingly, gave it a single inquiring thump,
and retired with the lockjaw. But ihe boss of
that instrument was to come nevertheless ;
and from my own country —from Arkansaw.
■ She was a brand-new bride, innocent, girlish,
happyjn herself and her grave and worship
nil stripling of a husband; she was about 18,
just out of school, free from affectations, un
conscious ot that passionless multitude
around thee; and the very first time she smote
that old wreck she recognized that it had met
its destiny. Her stripling brought an armful
of aged-stiec-t music from their room—for this
bride went “heeled,” as you might say,—and
bent himself lovingly o. er and got ready to
turn the pages.
The bride fetched a swoop with her fingers
from one end of the key-board to the other,
just to get her bearings, as it were, and you
■ could see the cougregratiou set their teeth
with the agony of it. Then, without any more
preliminaries, she turned on all the horrors
of the “Bottle ofPrague,”that venerable shiva
ree, and waded chin-deep in the blood of the
slam. She made a fair and honorable' aver
age of two false notes in every five, but her
soul was in arms and she never stopped to
correct. The audience stood it with pretty
lair grit for awhile; but wh n the cannonade
waxed Letter ahd fiercer, and the discord aver
aged arose tofourin five,the ptocessionbegan
lo move. A few slraggiers held their ground
ten minutes longer, but when the girl began
to wring the true inwardness cut of the “cries
ot the wounded,” they struck their colors and
retiredin a kind of a panic,
There never was a completer victory: I was
the only non-combatant left on the field. 1
would not have deserted my countrywoman,
anyhow, but indeed I had no desires in that
direction. None of us like mediocrity, but
we all reverence perfection. This girt’s mu
sic was perfection in its way; it was the worst
music that had ever been achieved on our
planet by a mere human being.
I moved up close and never lost a strain
When she got through, I asked her to play it
again. She did it with a pit ased alacrity and
heightened enthusiasm. She made it all dis
cords this time. She got au amount of an
guish into the cries of the wounded that shed
a new light on human suffering. She was on
the war-path all the evening. All the time,
crowds of people gathered ou the porches and
pressed their noses against the windows to
look and marvel, but the bravest never ven
tured in. The bride went off satisfied and
happy with her young fellow, when her appe
tite was finally gorged, and the tourists
swarmed in again.
I hSF 11l hUi.HR
A REMEDY THAN DRUGS.
HIE WORK THAT IS DONE BY THE
HOLMAN LIVER PAI).
We do not think the history of medical
treatment has ever shown anything to equal
ti e growth of the Holman Liver Pad. At
j first the Pad was laughed at, and its preten
sions derided by men who should have known
that the simplest inventions are the most im
portant, and that because the truth has laid
hid for eighteen centuries it is no less a truth.
I'he Holman Pad has bten tried by over
1,000,000 patients, and its success has been
simply phenomenal. There are 500 to-day
being used in Ailai.ta, an 1 we have yet to
hear of the first one that has failed to give
satisfa tiuti. We heard two of our most
prominent citizens who have been using th
Pad for several weeks discussing its work, on
I yesterday, and we say truly that if their com-
I ments could be published in the Gazette
’ bis morning, it would result in a 1,000 being
i ordered in less than a week. We have re
| neatedly heard tho e who used them discuss
their merits, and we feel safe in recommend
tliem to our readers as the most powerful
remedial agent that is known to modern med
icine. Give them a trial, and if they don’t
do what is claimed we will pay the damages.
REFORM IN THE KIGHT DIRECTION—THE HOH
MAN 1.1 VER PAD.
An efficacious remedy tor all diseases having
their origin in a torpid liver and diseased stom
ach. hus been discovered iu the Holmau Liver
Pad. The inventor of this boon to suffering
humanity was himself n. victim of chronic dis
ease, ami having tried medicines in vain, con
ceived the idea of an internal remedy, The
Pad applied immediately over the vitals and
t lie center of the nervous system, absorbs all
poisons and diffuses a vegetable tonic through
out the entire system through the pores and by
means ot the circulation. The torpidity of the
liver is thus removed, the tone of the stomach
restored, and the organs resume their wonted
functions. Finding that the principle worked
successfully in his own case, the discovery was
made public, and thousands have sin e tried it
with the most beneficial results. The names of
a number of well-known citizens in all p u ts of
the country, whoowe their restoration to health
to the Liver Pad, attest the genuineness of this
great invention, It requires no internal medi- !
vines; it is simple, painless, and rapid iu its op- I
orations, applicable to children as well asadults ;
of both sexes; and incase there should be no
disease in tlie system, remains passive, don.g
no harm. The Holman Liver Pad Company
have located themselves at No. 28 School sire, i,
intending to make this city their headquarters
for New England, and to enter upon a perma
nent ami settled business,as they are warranted
iii doing by the great and rapidly increasing de
mand for tne article It is a pronounced sue
cess, aud we learn from all quarters tiiat the
Pad is doing all that has been predicted it
would do, and more During the past two
weeks over four hundred cases have been tr»*at
e 1 in Boston, among whom are sonic of our
well-known citizens, who can testify to its effi
cacy, after trying all other remedies in vain.
If this is not reform in the right direction,
what is‘.’-- Boston Times, March 2.>, 1877.
A REMARKABLE STATEMENT BY AN EDITOR.
The attention of the writer of t his article was
first called to ihe “Holman Pad” h\ a com
mendation that admitted of no question. A
prominent and valuable citizen, re hi ed to the
! lowest condition of physical weakness by the
hateful ague disease, who had received thecon
i slant ami appreciative services of a g*>o<l phy- [
j sici.m with varying success, was finally in-!
! torn ed that his condition was so critical that ]
I he could not hope to survive another attack of
■ chills. A genth man al the head of one of our ,
! largest manufacturing firms, whose name, if'
, given here, would carry great weight lean.ing ■
I of his friend’s critical condition, '.lispatched •* i
i trusty messenger on horseback, at midnight, to I
I his country residence, and, despite all objec- 1
tions at his bedside, placed the Holman Pau on
| tin- invalid’s body. Theiesult was a most gr >te- ;
: lul surprise. Not only was there no return of
; the chills and fever, but the entire physic J sys- i
' tern underwent a change; tin* liver, the gre ;t ]
“workshop” of man's nature, was stimulated ]
into new activity, ami now, after a year’s delay,
|no syri ptomsof the disc have re-appeared. I
Encouraged by this result, the writer applied
1 the Pad in tin* ease of two of bis own children, |
who hail been under medical treatment of sev- :
- eral weeks’ duration. The result was a perfect I
cure in a mai velotisiy short time. Not the’
least of the many benefits resulting from this
i mode of treating the ague disease is the umjues- I
j tinned fact that it leaves the system unaffected |
by the deletei ions eileetsof drugging with med-
I icines. --Cincinnati Trade List.
, Evidences of undoubted character from every
! quarter warrant us in commending to our
friends the use of the Holman Liver Pad. It is
I a very simple, convenient and harmless mode
of curing all diseasesarising from a torpid liver
I and diseased stomach, without the use of inter- ]
ual meaicinc. Boston Globe.
THE ABE OF SCIENCE.
The wonderful success of the Holman Liver
Pad in this section of tlie country proves con- |
i clusively what science is doing in the nine- :
teenth century to alleviate the suffering of poor
humanity. What a power this wonderful dis
covery is cm only be appreciated by those who
i have been suffeiinu from the old system of;
. dosing with poisonous drugs, and who, within
a few weeks past, have been made happy by
j the use of this simple restorative. Over 2,500
. persons have been cured of various diseases
flesh is heir to by it during the last two months.
We can therefore pronounce it a success. At
tention is called to the advertisement in this
day’s issue of the Post. Tlie Globe says: “It
would seem like gilding gold for us to wake any
further statement.”—Boston Post, May 5, 1877.
A GREAT DISCOVERY.
Not since the introduction of vaccination by
Jenner, has any medical discovery begun to
equal in importance that of absorption, as illus
trated in the Holman Liver and Ague Pad.
i Strange as it may seem to those who have not
[ investigated its curative power, evidences are
overwhelming that this simple device, com
- posed of harmless vegetable compounds, placed
' over . vitals, liver and stomach, will, in a re
( markably short space of lime, master any of
the long catalogue Os diseases having theiruri
gin in a torpid liver or diseased stomach.—Bos-
I ton Daily Globe, Man h 5,1877.
HOW TO CCRE YOUR LIVER.
The Holman Fever and Ague Remedy is no:
a specific for all the ills that flesh is heir 10, but
is positive tn its curative pow < vs in all cases ol
fever, ague, malaria or liver complaint, as we
can personally testify to, havin’?, though al
first skeptical, tried the Pad. and got <-urcd. of
course we give credit wh- rc cp dit is due, and
our indorsement is but oneot ten iltousand tes
timonials in the hands of Mr. Holmait the in
ventor.—Cincinnati Man. and Mei.-IcSkw.
FROM A PROMINENT .MF ( KVJIA
I have less confidence in patem inMicihes
than almost any m m ; th tt there' is seme vir
tue in the Holman Liver Pad, I have nb doubt.
I was afflicted with sciatica for sirmon ths,and
tried, it seems, a thousand refiiedies, Hot
Springs, Arkansas, among the rest, and found
no relief. 1 tried the Holman Fad, and in 36
hours slept very soundly—something 1 had not
d ne in six months, and I am now entirely re
covered. The credit is due to the Holman Pad.
R. F. Maddox,
6 E. Wall street, Atlanta, Ga.
FEVER AND CHILLS CURED IN SIX DAYS.
FROM THE MANAC.EK OF THE LEADING NEWS
FAPER OF GEORGIA.
Constitution Office. Atlanta, Ga.,
November 10, 2879.
I tried the Holman Liver Pad for indigestion,
and it has cured inc. W. A. Hemphill.
FROM A WIDELY KXOWN LAWYER AND EX
MEMBER OF CONGRESS.
Atlanta. October 9,lß7B.—Dear Sir: My wife
has been afflicted for many years with diseases
peculiar to females, and has been unabje to
work for a num'oei of years, and being irregular
, «in her diet ami having tin appetite, 1 ainhappv
<o inform you that your Pad and Plasters have
been a complete success. Herappetitels good, •
better than it has been for years, and her health
is nearly restored, and she is now walking
. aboui the house, a thing she has not done for
many years, which I attribute with medicinal
propriety to your Pad ami Plaster, and I cheer
fully recommend them to the afflicted. Yours
truly, John A. Wimpy, Marietta si.
Atlanta, June 1,1879.
Dear Sir—lt is due to Hie public to state that
after suffering with rheumatism for several
months, trying many prescriptions from phy
sicians without relief, I bought of you a Hol
man Pad ; w’ore it live or six weeks, and am
now clear of any symptoms of ihe disease.
Very respectfully, D. P. Ellis, Auctioneer,
with Hall *k Morris, Marietta street.
Atalanta, Ga., June 18,1879.
Colonel—Your Hoiinan Liver Pad has cured
me completely, and, I believe, permanently.
For two years I suffered with disease of Liver
and Bowels, with frequent attacks of the most
agonizing cramps in the stomach and bowels.
1 tried several distinguished physicians with
no other result than temporary relief. To my
profound astonishment your Pad did the work,
and did it well. Yours respectfully,
B. H. Porter,
with Gramling, Spaulding <fc Co., Marietta St.
FROM PRESIDENT FIRST NATIONAL BANK, NEW-
Within a few days after my son began wear
ing tne Pad, from a sallow, debilitated condi
tion, he began to regain a good appetite ami
latten, until now he is of a clear, rosy complex
ion, and is in as good health as could he de
sired. I have no doubt it is from the use of the
Pad, as all the skill of good physicians had
failed to produce any change. B. Berry.
FROM DR. I.OVICK FIERCE,
father of Bishop Pierce, who is known all over
the United States.
Macon, Ga., June 18,1877.
Holm; n Liver Pan Co.: Gentlemen—l put on
the P.id two weeks ago to-night, and can say
now that I am fully persuaded of its just claim
to :tl- its Converts have said in its favor. How
the future will be lam unable to say. For the
first days the effect w as so deckled as to make
me doubt my own experience.- I suppose I
have opened a market for a half dozen mere
to-day just for my opinion. I think my Pad is
working wonderfully, considering I am in my
ninety-third year, and, my derangement of ten
years hold on ae. Respectfully,
, Stakksville, Ga., Nov. 3,1879.
Gentlemen:-Your Holman Pad has quite
cured me. My lever has entirely disappeared.
Sydney E. Scarborough.
[Mr. Scarborough had fever and chills, aud
had only worn the Pad six days.]
We have tried the Holman Pad with most
thorough and beneficial results, and found it
ty be ail that is claimed for it. We heartily
General A. Austell, Atlanta, Ga
Judge James Jackson, Atlanta, Ga.»
Hon. J. C. Freeman, Atlanta, Qa.
Judge William Ezzard, Colonel G. W.
Adair, Judge R. Maddox,’ Colonel N. C. Bar
nett, James B. Low, all of Atlanta. Ga.
Dr. J. C. Harris, 'Columbus, Ga
Hon. David J. Bailey, volonel Peck, Gris-
Colonel Dozier. Augusta.
Colonel 11. B. Troutman, Macon, Ga.
Bear in mind that it is suicidal for invalids
to be continually swallowing so-called “pills”
and “biters” with which the country is
flooded, and are virtually “dosing yourself to
death!” Stop it!
None genuine but the Holman Liver Pad;
all others are worthless imitations Since the
discovery of the Holman Pad 58 worthless
imitations and cheap counterfeits have been
imposed upon the public, owing to the great
success of the Holman Pad since its inven
Send for Dr. FaYehild’s Famous Lecture —
Nature s Laws,” containing hundreds of
indorsements from celebrated people, physi
cians, journalists, politicians, lawyers and
planters. Sent tree upon application.
P gular Pad—S2; incipient diseases, first
stages chills and fever, etc.
Special Pad —$3; Chronic Liver and Stom
ach disorders, and malaria.
Spleen Pad —$5: Enlarged spleen and
liver, and chill cake.
Infa’t Pad—sl 50: Preventive and cure of
cholera infantum and summer complaints.
Body Plasters- sbc: Auxiliaries tor nerv
ousness < nd circulative treiibh s, throwing off
obstructions and removing pains. Foot Plas
ters, pair 50c.
Absorpti* n Salt- Auxiliaries for colds, sick
headache, numbness of extremities. Box,
25c.; six boxes, $1.25, etc.
Pads and plasters sent by mail on receipt
of price, free of charge. Salt is sent by express
at the expense of the purchaser.
Consultation at our rooms, or by letter,
Wholesale orders promptly filled by Smyth
A Co , Southern Ag uts, 57 Whitehall street,
Atlanta; 100 Broughton street, Savannah,
N. B. —Cut this oct for future refer-
THE PROOF OF IT!
THE NATIO K AL SURGICAL INSTITUTE.
Some Certificates that Show Its Work.
National Survival Institute, Atlanta, Ga.:
It gives ire pleasure to certify to the wonder
ful cures <‘tiectel at your Institute. 1 visited
you in June, 1N77, and was completely relieved
of Piles, f.e»in whi*-b I had su’lvre'l for twenty
I yen is. This seems to be a very brief statement
of the c;;>e, but were I to undertake to give its
I couiplt b* history in all its loathesome aspects,
it w uld be too tedious and disgusting to read.
Yours truiy, J. 15. Gladney,
7b the Surfjean in Charge as the National Surgical
Dear Sir—Having received four weeks treat
ment at your institute, before leaving. I feel il
due to the cause of humanity to add my testi
mony in favor of your : dmirable special appli
ances of mechanical surgery for releiving the
diseases and deformities to which general sur
gery hasdevoled insufficient attention.
I ' have seen verj great revolutions from
physical deformity and disease gradually
orought about, and in my own case of nervous
tendency, have ic/eivc-d very meat releif.
Yours truly, Leon Trousdale,
Superintendent Public Instruction for State
There is a little girl in our orpham asylum
who was grievously affiicted. She was m*nt to
Atlanta, and placed at the surgical institute of
which Dr. Boland is sec:clary. Several gener
ous citizens sustained the expense of Aboard,
j The officers of the institute performed the re
; quired operation most successfully, prepared
' tlie hoot, etc., so as to enable the child to walk,
1 and did not charge one cent. The little girl
broke the contrivance an 1 it was again furn-
■ ished her without charge. Su--h acts deserve
I kind notice.—( '
■ Among tl»e very large number of those who
railed on (heSum ons of the National Surgical
: Institute, during their visit to this city, were
! two walking testimonials to the skill of th t
I institution. Tin s * were the two little daugh
| tersol Mr. J. H. McPheters, < J Barnsville, who,
' three veats ago, were carried to Atlanta io have
I their crooked het straightened. They procured
; the appliances. nd to-day have perfectly
straight feet. So grateful to the Institute air
they that they c;.me all the wav Horn Earns
vilfe, that others seeing might Lelieve and go
and do likewise. — Asheville t'itiren. tf<o/2:5, 1878.
< ro«*M Eye*.
Miss Smith thanks th<* Surgical Institute in
the following card, tor having a pair of badly
. erwssed eyes made perfecily straight:
Doctors National Surgical Institute, Atlanta:
My eyes are quite well and look so natural
that no one would - uspret they had ever been
so badly deformed. I thank you all for your
kindness as well as tor your skill, which has
i given m. such entire relief. Ida smith.
.June 21, 1879. Newton, N. C.
DAVID H. DOUGHERTY.
j My One Price Sy.-tem and Short Profit
Plan is being approved bv the People.