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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA.; MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 189O. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WHAI SHOULD BE DONE XZZlZrE THE FKESEXT C14L DEI-XBSSIOX. JJESTION ASKED OF GEORGIANS r J-TTB and, Unlimited Coinage of Silvor 3jajn TUinj; to lie gressman Cariton Talks. December citpying almost tne undivided attention of this country. Everyone, rich tD-i is interested in the question of Kl-ei and the question of the best method of tacreasmg the value of currency. fl" "h sfie view of getting the ideas of the 5d.r- 3 congressman on this subject tho fol- question was submitted to each ol Jbf: "W Tit is your idea of tho best thing to be jocf :t relieve the present financial depression icd o "ucrease the volume of ire the answers of those who -were quoted: CONGRESSMAN BARNES, r George T Uarnes ot the I tor If taxation and return to free and unlimited ago silver. rLiiMFXTV _ r Clements, of the the free uilimited coinage of silver, recognizing its 'titutional functions aamouey for all purposes V! substantial increase of Vnited States notes surh as arc now in circulation, the c legal tender and non-interest bearing, i, i 'JubstanEial reduction of taxation, so masses of the n u: circulation among themselves the jiave enrued and obtained, instead ot .t in the enforced prices of the ?s of hie nnder the iniquitous tariff rates government to create a demuraliziiig the treasury, but mainly to foster ML. trusts and combines for the benellt of .o hoard it. to depress for specu- M2. GEJ31E8 roil VKEE COINAGE. of the should provide In .tely for the free j.nd unlimited coinage of CAltLTOX ON TSE Ir "irlton, of thr in my judg- rc 3 best remedy for our present financial uiw 13 tbat offered the bill I have recently .-dm the house. When the purpose of fully understood, it will so appear to mi -ry. It is a great mistake to suppose or is many do, that the volume of ourcnr- decreased, and hence the financial i-1 m the country. From the annual a secretary ot the treasury just issued, ortant facts are to be obtained, Jctobcr 1, 1870, the amount of money was on October 1.1S9U, i in circulation show- i. -reuse in the circulation during this The circulation in 1870 -was pita. In the amount per capita j showing a net increase of about There was from March 1, 1885T to Or- 3 net decrease iu the circulation of This v.-os due to the increased surplus joiiry from, the aala of government ease, however, was followed a net Jiii March I, to October 1. of inereaseof i JYB the net decrease of from to October 1, ISbG. j.i tea money trouble is not, as has in acd, from a decrease or contraction in a of our currency. Then the question "A lias caused the financial depression tlie country is now tfk: be from a decrease in our volume of currency, for it is shown rr- s been a increase. Then, to my -.Q very clear. The large issue of I .nercst-bearing lionds by the United a mtisc inviting investment to my i honaires throughout the conntry, i t- i Jed tlieioaelvea of such investments. I inaneial or banking system being government bonds, of course these j the very best and most .L jr financial transactions iu the -jjMt aud speculative centers of the Jla tindm'i-il ot these miU- ss -f bondholders being in the stock ages of Uic country, and they being able to '-r control the bulk ol our currency, or at "i" hank currency, whie t iorins the circulation, therelora the cur- nvb is absential ior tlis com- country la inverted intu these specu- Thus, as suits tlie purposes and oE these specuiators, a easy or Imaucial depression the lejntiraate ljubiness of the whole 1 the purpose of my bill is to relieve ii-lrttcn of affairs in the trading world, and -we to give a needed increase to the i circulating medium. If these bond- 9 -oennitted to deposit their bonds with states treasury and receive thereupon value in national bond certificates, -vra to be issued in the same manner and eame terms that national mica are issued, and that without of interest, but being paid- the ni deposited, bonds, just as it is iit.ui.2i banks; then, of coarse, these go to the United States treasury 1 rf -an aational banks of the country to for their financial transac- i n a see, -will increase the circulating rf j country, and at tlie same time HP nal bank currency in the hands i-. for the purposes of legitimate -win n0t; nurt tue banks, ic -ommerceof the country will con- tency they issue, and why should Ljj government bondholder receive Jeges from the government as ir any other corporation holding -ends? My bill further provides >nas so deposited are redeemable [ng '10 government in legal cur- ceived from the government t the bouds, yet not more than whole amount of bonds 3baU ta drawn out in any one fiscal ika'1 3ee would be virtually retiring PJL "ie ffJmnercial' world the bulk of United L are now being used hy the conntry in such way as to de- ciotHn its business of the country, and entire control of our currency. J ail l from March 1st, 1885, to yfvmg to the large increase of money matters were p-aic interrupted trade, or 03 now. -large surplus in the treasury, ;ney Oo largely from the trade a authorized the issuing out uch depositories throughout 1 make good security to the jut a large amount of money the much. talked noaiinaJly in the treaaury. t aeL.t L administration i ,u the coiuitry. You will remem- 1 duruiK the late presidential the Cleveland administration so that when Harrison e.iuea m all the money in all theso tins was the beginning cause Joney panic. Tula act of the Rthe'wW --Cation, together with the fact, f enormously increase their im- h u this new tariff law went into VrJ thereby a very large percent- ,roin-the market, contributed other caobea to the present nuancial no constitutional objections to my hni i an advanced payment i United States and. tbo being the contracting parties, ,n, tbat contract lean, bv mu- ai, changed. Of J'o editor af The Columbus Kn- Tr r into my bill and says it-it is not t -a-, ors the bondholders. He evi- ".iderstand what I am trying; 'r what he was trjing 1 iV tie I am attomptingi througS people from uie oppressions lj' to protect the trade of the i-ianciai power and influence na -with having deserted 1 over to the camp of the shy- uj r ..yg. .lTlie goveroment is in in purchaser, offering the most -Ji, and it wiil be glad to buy Fili nut the money legiti- Just 30, and that juKt uy bill provides that tits "tueae most exhorbi- When tfaa editor ol thu "these lexorbitant premiums" are paid by the govcmment to these bloated out of lmTrden90in taxes levied upon tho people. Then I am inclined to believe that he will do me, and himself as well, the jastice to say, that i Betting nearer to the is hSders15 W favored protected bond- JVOGK STITU-ART'S OWSIOS. Judge Stewart, of tlie business in- terests of the country demand relief and it Js tn the power of congress to grant it. AU must admit that the volume of currency should he increased. Many measures have been proposed. In my Opinion congress should lay aside all other measures (except annual appropriation bills) and consider the following: Free coinage of silver; repeal of 10 per cent tax on issue by state banks; bill to issue for the redemptiou of I nltctl states bonds; bill to issue notes based on specie now in the tnited treasury; Irac- tional 01 sithfluiiarv coiij now m the I'nltcd States treasury: biii to allow real security for loans. As all legislation is the result of com- promise, the consideration of the meas- ures, with patriotic purpose, result in relief to our people. But, after all, it is witn the party in power to say what shall or shall not be done, .iL'OGi: CltlSP'S VIKWS. should a free coinage law at once aa the atop towards tlie relief needed." MIL. SOLUTION'. Colonel A, IX Candler, ot the would at once provide for the and unlimited of legal tender salver. I would amend tho national hank law so as to repeal the tax on the issues of state banks. That little clause Is what makes the present system a mouopolv. It was put in the law ior that purpose. 1 have had these two bills pending in congress for four years, but the national bank influence has smotheied them in committee. I would never charter another national bank, but would let the system die as the charters expire. I would issue sufficient treasury in com, to retire every bond the government owes, and go into the market and huv them up, just as we have been doing for the sinking fund and with the surplus for years. I would provide a redemption fund of about S200.- of gold and -witn which to redeem these notes when presented. only small amounts would ever be presented for redemption. We have now of greenbacks in circu- lation and ot pold to redeem them, but none are ever presented Ior redemption. The peo- ple prefer paper money. Tins plan would stop tlie interest account, in- crease the currency about ten dollars to each in- liabitant and destroy the present national bank- ing system or force an entire change in there would be no longer any bonds on which to currency- Whatever these measures might lack yf supplying a sufficient volume ot currency the state banks would furnish as they did for sev- enty jears. The state legislatures can enact just as good and sate and as wise banking laws as con- gress can. All tho wiadom in ihis country is not here in congress, But it may be said that these holders would not sell their bonds or that they would run up the prices. Not so. They Lave, sold us in the last year, and wo could BOOU buy all of them. The price could not go much higher, for the prem- ium on them is already so great that they yield only about 2 per cent to- the holder. But admit that the price of the bonds would go higher.it would be better to pay the face of the bond ami the present value of all unaccrued interest than to suffer the paralysis and wreck of business that inevitable unless somb bold, measure of relief is applied. Desperate diseases require heroic treat- ment. "WHAT CQI.OXEL SAYH- Colonel of tho cause of tho present "financial depression" is not fully appar- ent. II the cause were distinctly known the remedy might be simple and easily applied. It is apparent that there are laws on the statute book of at least doubtful constitutionality which have had the effect of giving financial advantages to a few at the expense of the many. These laws ought to be repealed. Because tho existing evil is not so much the lack of the mass of wealth as its unequal distribution. Con- gress of course cannot compel a distribu- tion of wealth. But it can leave the people free to vark out their own salvation with, thac freedom -which tlie constitution is supposed to guarantee to them. The volume of current money can certainly be increased by a law directing the free coinage of silver, and congreas the power to make such law under its constitutional power to coin money. .TAY GOCU> OX THE SITUATION. Tho New York Sun today prints a three-column interview with Jay Gould on other matters. Jn it Gould says of the force bill: tell you what I think is an important ques- tion, and that is letting tho southern states alone for tho white reau there to handle the African problem. Now, I have been a good deal in the and have mingled with its business and business class considerably. I hardly ever sec a respectable white man in the south who is a re- publican, and. I think it comes from the repubbcan party having been in the ha bit of pushing the African to the front too much anil tro long. Lt ought not to be that we have these sectional ought to be two political parties of white men in the suuth, and I think there would be if some of the republi- can leaders dwl not keep this race question ex- cited. If I were president of the United Statea, or a leader of the republican party, I think I could succeed in having some of the southern states divided. They would be much better off with two lair parties- in the field, and we should be better off if we stopped playing tlie African against the Anglo-Saxon. The great is- sno on which the repnbucan party was founded that of white labor, freedom in the territories and freedom generally, but it never was intended by those who took charge of the rteatmies ot the republican party, a third of a century ago. tliat the African should bo the chief or onlvfrepresent- ative of that party anywhere. This is the main mistake, I have very little confidence in the great body of the Africans as onr political rulers. Here and there some one colored man develops qualities like the white bnt ho is altogether excep- tional. There are not enough of such, exceptions to demonstrate that the African race is not an in- ferioi race. It surely is inferior to our white race in the United States. AGAINST THE FOKCP, BILL. "I am opposed to this election which had been considered In congress for our southern states. I some times noticed in the southern states -where a white woman will be sitting in a car and there were other seats to occupy than that one, and that a colored man would go and Bit in one half of that seat. north or south, if it to a matter of bis own family, -would look with indifference upon such behavior as tuat." MENTION. Judge Stewart left for home tonight, having re- ceived a telegram that his youngest! son was critically ill. Colonel 1. "W. Avery, Senator Brown's private secretary, has returned. He says Senator Brown's health is decidedly better, and be will probably return to Washington immediately after tbe holidays. Rev. Sam Small preached here today to perhaps the largest audience that ever attended the Metro- politan Methodist church. Hia sermon so seriously impressed his audience that they gave liberally to the Methodist college in of which he is president. ________ E. w. B. SOKGBUM SUGAK. Report of Experiments With a New Pro- WASHINGTON, annual report of the chief of the chemical division of the agri- cultural department contains an account of tbe process recently perfected at the department as a result of the experiment in tne chemical laboratory with reference to the manufacture of sorghum sncar Tbe chemist claims substantially an in- crease in the vicld of sugar per thousand gallons of inice of from an-aYerage of about pounds to an overage of over at an Increase of cost of production of for tbe alcohol which enters into the new process. The report recites some various difficulties hitherto found in the economic man of Sugar from sorghum, an Vindicates that the solution of the question was to-be found in some process which would separate, na nearly as possible, gummy amorphous bodies from Ihe mice was made use of in the further study of thenrohlem. The difficulties, says the report, which have baen encountered in mannlacturing sugar from sorchuni juice hare been solely due to :ho Dreaenceofgums. only has the removal of the trams been effected by the process evolved dnrinfr these experiments, but it has been shown tJiat this can he effected at a cost comparatively trifling by comparison with the results obtained. PABffELL IN IBELAND. BE MADE SEVEKA.J, SPEECHES TES- TERVAf, AND TO VERY ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS Bat EHs Xtoeuaies Interrupt Him OccaiiaK- Healy'sNew for Kijlclnuey. of Tliefcr AKHOX, O-, BccamSwr 14. tulu Stcigineyer, of j mica N Y ami May of CllittuJi Spring V V "-who the worst Imrne-l nt the vtctltna nf btrtbdar THtrtj at Uucbtai college Salur- tSta laominfr Botn Srre burned miuioat beyond recof nltlon. DUBLIN. December Westport, county Mayo, today, ParneJl and Ms followers were denounced from the altar. In many1 other Catholic churches, similar denunciations were uttered. National JLeague branches in south and east Downs have voted against the Parnelhtes. At Middleton, the Cork local league branch voted 44 to to support Par- nell. A circular by the bishop ot Cloyne, read in the churches today, says: In consequence of the deplorable state of tilings produced by Farnell'a unprincipled and unpa- triotic action, it is of the utmost importance to reorganize the leacue branches of this diocese. Leaders ought to assemble the members and explain the necessity of withdrawing from the control of the central JeagG at ASOTHEli CANDIDATE IS KILKENNY. Mr. Stephen, a graduate of Camridge university has issued an address to the electors ot Kilkenny, in which he announces his candidacy for parlia- ment as an Independent supporter of thagovem- inent. Messrs. Healv, Keimey, Tanner and tcdav addressed meetings in support of Sir John Pope Heunessy. Mr. Hcaly declared that if Parhell was allowed to retain tlie leadership he would stump Ireland with a new banner made of Mrs. O'Shea's petticoats; and Parnell, he Bald, put Captain OcShe.i in parliament, the price paid for the honor of O'Shea's wile. A STORMY 3n2KTINC. A stormy nationalist convention was held at 25ewry. Resolutions were adopted strongly de- nouncing ana The Freeman's Journal, and calling for tbe resignation of Justin Huntley and. McCarthy, who represent Jfewry in parliament, because of his having supported Parnell. At a large meeting at Youfjli.il, at which Canon Keller presided, resolutions condemning Parnell were adopted. A CROWD. A procession of 400 torchbearers, accompanied by binds of ninsic, waited for Parnell at the rail- way station at VVaterford night. When he failed to corne, the panniers marched, to the town hall, where they were adilretsed by the mayor and members of tlie municipal coun- cil. When tlie speech-making was over the gathering adopted, by acclamation, resolutions in favor of Parnell. PAUKELIx AT TtTI.LYKOXE. Mr. Parnell and party drove today from Kil- kenny to Tullyrone in a brake. They were pre- cAdcd by a band and accompanied by a largo num- ber of vehicles filled with supporters. At Tully- rone, Mr. Parnell addressed the meeting' of GOO persons, iris speech was brief and was mainly a repetition of utterances in previous speeches. It was delivered amid running commentary of cries euch as "Down tfith Judas "To hell with Hennebsy, the Zulu from certain of his hearers. Parnell apologized for tlie weakness of his voice, but he appeared to be in good health. He promised the people a longer speech on another occasion. HOOTING AT PAKNKLL. From Tullyrone Mi. Parnell and his friends drove to Freshford, nvhere Parnell addressed another meeting, referring daring his speech to seceders as "miserable gutter whom ho pushed out of obscunty and given a better chance than he gave himself. Af BPT winning- In Kilkenny, he said, lie would go to every quarter of Ireland and ask the support of the people. Hero a gathering of his opponents interrupted Parnell with shouts belt with the A flght would inevitably have followed but rot the presence of tlie police, who promptly inter- fered and succeeded in preserving; order. Farnell closed bis day's-work with an address at "Wiling-. ford, where he will spend tlie night. TUB ASTI-rAlCXELLITES. The anti-Parnell faction held a meeting today at Tipperary at which about persons were pres- ent. Telegrams were read from Healy and Seiton, both of whom apologised for not attending the meeting on the ground that their presence was required elsewhere. Mr. telegraphed: -It is impossible to leave Kilkenny. The fate of home rule depends upon the struggle here." Canon Cahilrs taking the chair was a. signal for the band of fifty Farnellites to start cheers for their leader. A SMALL HIOT. This was responded to by the anti-Parnell men, and the cheering was kept up by the two f.ictions ior nearly an hour, making it impossible for the speakers to lie heard. Father Humphreys and others tried hard to pacify the opposing crowds, but in spite of their efforts, stones were thrown and 6ticka used freelv, and a seriaus conflict was averted only nv tlie final (withdrawal of the Par- nelhtcs. Speeches were made by Fathers Hum- phreys and Condon and Patrick O'Hrien, nation- alist members of a resolution car- ried til support of McCarthy and bis followers. Tbo Emperor la Kiml. PEKIX, December decree has been issued announcing that the emperor will grant a yearly audience to all foreign ministers. A Strike in Scotland. T.ONDOS-, December of the- raiLwavmen in Scotland win strike Sunday next for afiorter hours. There is a. prospect of traffic being en- tirely suspenccd duriitg the Christmas holidays. Ho Concealed the Murderer. PARIS, December Gregoire, a journalist, says he kept Padlewski, the suspected murderer of Governor Seliverskoff, concealed in his house from November 18th to .December 3cl, when Pad- lewski went to the house of Af. Labruyere. Where ttto Remedy Failed. MADRID, December man in this city, suffering with consumption, who was inoculated with Koch's lymph, has died. For several daya before his death lie breathed with difficulty, and his pulse was irregular. A post mortem ex- amination revealed the consumptive appear- ances and pericardial swelling. ABDUCTED A GIRT.. A UXorried Tennessee If an in Jail on a Serious Charge. NAsnviLLr, Tenn., December white man named Thomas Petty has been ar- rested at Clarksville, Tenn., on a charge of ad- duction. Last Tuesdav he and a fourteen-year old girl, named Atartna Parrish, left Pans, Tenn., and came here where they spent the night- They arrived at Clarksville yesterday morning, and as they acted in a suspicious manner the man was arrested and tne girl beld. Petty stated that he was the girl's uncle and that they were on tbeir way to Kentucky. Too girl says she was per- suaded tr> leave home.and that Petty instructed he r to say they were married. The Paris people were notified of the arrest and ordered Petty to be held. Petty is about thirty-five years old and has a. wife and four children near Paris. The girl is a daughter of William Parrish, of the same town. An Ice in Panama. SAX FKAXCISCO, December steamer San Juan, which arrived today from Panama, brings news of ravages of cholera in Guatemala. Mora than cases are reported in the state, and deattis occurred in the city ot Guatemala in seven weeks. This steamer passed without touching in ordar to avoid the Quarantine here. An ice l.uninc is reported, from the isthmus. A company recently started on ice iactory at Colon, but the macbinerv broke down, and now. in the middle of the heated term, ice commands STO per ton. The United States steamer Kanger is at Connto with much aicbnesa on board. Aefaed JbaeaUa to Betlre. Crrv, December special from Atehtson, Kan., the home of ingalls. says the Alliance of Atebisrm county, at a recent adopted a resolution recommend- ing: the retirement of IngjJJs from the senate and and the election to his seat Alliance man. IN CONGRESS THIS. WEEK. Found Dead in. an Old Bouse. MONTGOMEKV, Ala., December A white man -who has been seen here for a few days mending umbrellas, was found this evening in an old brick house, near Dr. Seelvle's West Ko3 properties, dead from exposure. When found he was dead at least three days. The city authorities took charge of the unlortnuato man's remains. Ko one knew him here. He was an Irishman. Xot Kditor t AUGCSTA, Co., r Pat Watob, MI old citizen of JLueuMft, tfied ttanij The deemed ftot editor Waltfa, ot The Cbrunicte. The Election Kill Be JLaSd Aside by tlie Before the House. WASHINGTON, December what will take place in the senate thte week largely depends upon the republican caucus which, It is expected, win meet tomorrow or Tuesday. Tomorrow will betne twelfth day of the pendency of the elections bill and probabilities are that unless the caucus decides to take some decided steps to wards a speedy termi- nation of the bill, pressure for ttnancia? legislation will become too great tw be resisted. In this case the dissatisfaction felt by some republican sena- tors may find expression in the effort, made before the week expires, to lay aside the election bill in favor of some measnre now on the calendar, -which will admit of an amendment in the direction of some increased use of silver as a basis lor note circulation, if not of free coinage. TAKEJff. The !mprusaion is that in any event this week witness a. departure from the order which has governed the proceedings of tho senate since- it reassembled on the 1st of December. There area large number of important measures pressing upon the attention of the hnnse for con- sideration this week. Monday ia in- dividual suspension day, and will be taken np with measures to which little opposition is anticipated. flTr. Dunnell. of Min- nesota, has given notice of his intention to call up the reapportionment bill on Tuesday. There is no concerted opposition to the bill on the part of the democrats, aud the bitter tight over reapportion- ment, which at the beginning- of tlie session was generally predicted, will not come off. The Xew York representatives will, it is understood, have something-to say about the manner in. which tlie census of that city waa. conducted; so it Is diffi- cult to foretell' tnd length of time which, may be consumed in passing the reapportionment bill. Mr. Cutcheon rrarp'oses to call up the army appropriation bin at flfic first opportunity, and the District of Colombia bill should also be ready for consideration in the house during the latter part of the week. Fiiands of the shipping bill have been assured of a friendly disposition on the part of the rules committee towards their measure, and it is pos- sible the reapportionment bill will be dlBposeti of quickly enough to permit the shipping bill to come up thta week. The Dorsey bill, to reduce the compulsory deposit of bonds by national banks ana to authorize the issue of circulating notes the par value oC the bonds held by tlie United States treasury for these banks, wtll bo urged by the baiilcing committee for immediate consideration. The commerce committee also has x reftueut on flte a special day. X IN GTATIuBIALA. CEDABS. OB, TA.ZarAGE'8 SEttSfOlT O y JMX- TREES WHICH THE LORD PLANTED. A Grave of tlie Giants on tbe Mountain Where XsiNo-Otliet1 V A Flea for People iDylng Call Tor Physicians.. SASFJc.VNCi.sro, report of mor- tality-dn Guatemala was brought to, this city yes- terday by the arrival of the Pacific mail steamer San Juan. Among the arrivals was Joseph McMulient a newspaper man from York. TIio republic of GaatemaJo, he said, is besieged by smallpox. The disease has made fearful prog- ress recently. He says that seven weeks' there were deaths.throughout the country, and the number at last accounts was on tlie increase-. But few san- itary precautions- wtore taken, when- the epidemic first onpeared. The result was thattbapeople were mowed down by hundreds. In the city of Guatemala dozens of deaths have occurred daily. The hospitals are crowded, and there is art open Held for a score or morer of physi- cians, contrary to tbo despatches last night. No cholera, is reported from. Guatemala. TWO STRIKES AND SHOUT Sioux Cliiefs Have a Battle for tbe Su- premacy. HEAVER. Col-. Becember spe- cial from Rapid City, S. to The News, says: A BoldMr front Captain camp reports that the Indians in the Bad Hands began again fighting among themselves. This news was brought by gov- ernment scouts and friendly Indians. The battle toofer place in Grass- basin. Two Strikes and Iris foQawers circled around Short BttH and his fol- lowers all tbe forenoon actively skirmishing eachv leader boond that his supremacy as chief of the whole band should be acknowledged. A Statement Corrected. BAr-rrMorcR, statement tele- graphed from here to the effect that the Gambull Manufacturing Company had failed was entirely erroneous. It was'theDruid. Manufacturing-Com- pany, manufacturers of cotton duck, that became financially embarrassed, not tbe O. A. Gambull Manufacturing Company, proprietors of the Pittapsco Flouring mills, A Mr. Gambull had been identified: with the Druid Manufacturing Com- pany, hence the blunder. SHAKING THXHU: UP. The Preachers of Greenville, 3, C., Request the Ladles ttr Abandon, tlie Raffle. GrecKyviLLE, S. C., December A small sensation was caused here yesterday by the action of the ministers' association, composed by the pastors of the Baptist, Methodist and Pres- byterian churches, In making a formal request of the Ladies' Memorial association to give up the raffling feature of the coming bazaar in aid of the confederate monument to erected at this place. The executive! committee of the memorial associa- tion held a meeting yesterday afternoon, andafter due consideration, replied that they did not con- sider raffling immoral or Bufticiently objectionable to eomplywith their request. A great many arti- cles had been donated that could not bs disposed of otherwise, and to abandon the proposed raffie would subject them to severe pecuniary loss. Each, of the above mentioned pastors called the atten- tions of their congregations this morning to the coming bazaar, and after urging them to give it the aid they possibly could, respectfully asted tbeir chureb members not to participate in tho raffling. _ _ New Industries at Raleigh. ALiriGK, >r. C., December The Sonth Raleigh Improvement Company will apply for a-charter ior a phosphate and fertilizer works, cotton mills, and also ior a land and. improvement company. The company, which is composed of some of the wealthiest in is arrang- ing to build a cotton factory, to cost cot- ton- seed oil mills and mills to convert Xorth Carolina nhosphates into commercial The company has purchased. 100 acres of admir- ably located It la quite evident that next year there will be remarlcable industrial activity ne re- News was received bere this evening of the loss of the sailing vessel Mattie J. oT New York, day before yeaterdav.at: sea, four miles from Body's island. The ten men were savetl, A East of Commodore RICHMOND, Va., December Val- entine, the Virginia sculptor, has just completed what is pronounced to be an excellent bust of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, the distin- guished mariner who is known everywhere as "the nathtinder tbe and it will lie ship- ped to New York to be placed in the hall of the Southern Society. The bust Is a copy of a model made many yearB-agroto' be presented to the so- ciety by Sir. James E. Worth, oneof the members now a, resident of the city, who a dangtL- ter of General Maury. Rumored Arrest of an Express Bobber. AUGUSTA, Ofa., December It is rumored tonight that a man. has been arrested charged with the robbery of the Southern ex- press car on the Georgia road some weeks ago THE Covt-TiTrTios correspondent was told that tlie party arrested was a yourp man. of good standing, thoroughly acquainted with the work- ings of the express company. Diligent inquiry at police headquarters and the jail has failed to develop any news to confirm this as 110 oeraons under suchacharge have beenbroaghtin. ft, tfied of a drarcli. CAPE Sr. IGJTACE, Que., December The Parian church here was completely destroyed by fire today. Jlev. H. A. Bionne, vicar, at tlw risk of his life, succeeded in saving the holy eacra- meiiE.. JTothiDg cite was saved. The church was one of the finest in tbe of Quebec. Another building, used as a public hall, council hall and court house also burned. Jjoss about S125.000 Insurance: _ MV1U "Fire" KittenfeouKe. RAT.EI.-.U, N, C., December onel L. L, Folfe will from service Bitten- houfle, who, for a.year been his private secre- tary and who haa done so much worJc of a char acter to damage tho Fanners' Alliance Polk haddetified BittwdwSfven fb the were made at Ocala. j.. a carpenter nt tue Geureia -Tif wiuiepn Ql, by cu tferoat fSi Injurtw nujbe N. Y-, December day Dr. Talmnge preached another sermon of his series on Palestine and the adjoining coun- tries. .Before- commencing his sermon, Dr. Talmage stated that in spite of all the efforts that were being pat forth, to hasten the com- pletion of his new Tabernacle, the- work was on so magnificent a scale and the necessity lor core in its construction so imperative that judging by present indications it would not bo ready for dedication before Easter. He was to aay, however, that the hospitality of The Christian, Herald, through which these Sunday evening services in New York had been held, would be continued, and. the pub- lisher of that journal had already secured an extension of the lease of the Academy of Music. He would therefore be able to hold services there every Sunday evening until the now-Tabernacle waa finished. Br.. Talmage then announced as his text Psalm civ, 10: "The- cedars of Lebanon which he hud planted." In our journey we atiraun for wheel. It is four o'clock in the morning, at Damascus, mid. we are among the lanterns of the hostelry, waiting for the stage to start, A Mohammedan in high life 13 putting his-thr.ee wives on. hoard within an apartment hv them- and out party occupy the main, apart- ment of one of the most uncomfortable vehicles in which mortals were ever jammed and half strangulated. Butrwe nrnst not lot the dis- comforts annul or disparage the opportunities. We are rolling, on. and_ out and up tho moun- tains of theic forehead undero. crown of snow which coronet the fingers of the hottest summer cannot cost down. Wo are ascending heights- around which is garlanded much of tho finest poesy of the scriptures, and are ris- ing toward the mightiest dominion that botany ever recognized, reigned over by tho most im- perial tree that ever swayed a leafy the Lebanon cedar; a tree eulogized, in my text as having crown from a nut put into the ground by God himself, and no hitman hand had anything to- do with its planting, "The trees of Lebanon which He hath planted." Tfio average height of this-moon tain is feet, but in one plaeej it lifts its- head to an altitude of NolHghorthan feet can: vegetation exist, but below that Imeac the righc season, are vineyards and orchards, and olive groves, and flowers that dash the moun- tain side with a very carnage of color, and fill the air with aromatUra that Hosea, the prophet, and Solomon, the king, celebrated as "the smell of Lebanon." At a height of. G.OOO feet is a grove of the only descendants ot those vast foreats from which Solomon cat his timber for the teaxplo air Jerusalem, at one time there were axmen hewing out the beams from which. gr.eat cities were constincted. But this nation of trees has by Iranian iconoclasra been massacred until only a small groupis left. This race- of gjanto is nearly extinct, but I have no doubt that some of these were here when Hiram. Mng of Tyre, ordered the asRasainatioaof those cedars of Leb- anon which the Lord planted. From the multi- tude of usesiowbiehit may he-put and the em- nlovment of it in the the the divine favorite, VftoBtoT id be seen from tbe window of this stage, in which we rido today, are parched tinder sum- mer heats, and not a grass blade survives the fervidity, this tree stands in luxuriance, defy- ing the summer sun. And when tlie storms of winter terrify the earth, and hurl the rocks in avalanche down this mountain side, this tree grapples the hurricane of snow in triumph, and leaves the spent fury at its feet. Prom sixty to eighty feet high are they, the hori- zontal branches of great sweep, their burden, of needle-shaped., tlie top of the tree pyramidal, a throne ot foliage, on which might, and splendor, and glory sit. But so continuously lias the extermination of trees on, that for the most part the-mountains of Lebanon, are bare of foliage, while I am sorry to say. the earth in, all lands, is being likewise denuded. The ax is slaying tUo forests all round the earth. To stop the slaughterer God opened the coal mines of England and Scotland, and America, and tho World, practically saying by that: "Here is fuel; as far as possible let my trees alone." And by opening for tho human race the great quarries of granite, and snowing the human family how to make brick, God is practically saying: "Hero is building ma- terial let my trees alone." We had oetter stop the axes among the Adtrondaoka. We had better atop tho axes in all our forests, as it would have been better for Syria if the axes had long ago been stopped among tne mountains of Lebanon. To punish us for ourrcckle3a-assau.lt on the forests, we have the disordered seasons; now the drouths be- cause the uplifted arms of the trees do not prayforram, their presence according to all scientists disposing tho descent of the showers; and then, we have the cyclones and thp hurri- canes multiplied in number and velocity be- cause there is nothing to preveat their awful sweep. Plant the trees in your parks that the weary may rest under them. Plant them along your streets that up through the branches passers- by may see the God who first made the trees and then, made man to look at them. Plant them along the brooks, that under them chil- dren may play. Plant them in your gardens, that as in Eden the Lord.may walk there in the cool of the day. Plant them in cemeteries, their shade a mourner's veil, and their leaves sounding like the rustle of the wings1 of the departed. 'Let Arbor Day or the day for the planting of trees, recognized by the- legis- tures of many of tho states, be observed hy all of our people, and the next 100 years do as much in planting tbese leafy glories of God astlie last 100 years have- accomplished in ttieir destruction. When, not long before faia death, I saw on the banks of the Hudson in his glazed cap, riding on horseback, George P. Morris, the great song writer of America. I found him grandly emotional, and I could un- derstand how he wrote: "Woodman, spare that tbe verses of which many of us have felt like quoting in bel- ligerent spirit, when under the stroke of some ono without sense or reason we saw a beauti- ful prostrated: Woodman, spare that treet Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me. And I'll protect it now. Twas my foreJather'a hand That placed it near his cot: There, iroodman. let it stand, Ttij ax sliaSl harm it not. Mv beartstnnsrs founU tbee Close an thy bark. friend', Here shall tho wild bird aing, And still thy branches bend, Ordtrec! The storm still brave! And woodman, leave tbe spot; "While I've a band to save, Thy ax shall harm It not. As ire ride along on these mountains of Leb- anon, we bethink Iiow its cedars spread their branched and breathe tbeir aroma, and: cast their shadows all throogh the Bible. Solo- mon discoursed about them in bin botanical works, when lie spoke of trees "from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto hyssop that apringctb out of wall." Tho psalmist says, "The righteous shall grow like a cedar in and in one of his xnagnifieent doxologies calls on tbe to pmise tbe Lord. And. Solomon aays the countenance of Christ ia excellent as the cedars, and Isaiah declares, "The day of the Lord shall be upon all the cedars of Lebanon." And Jereanab, and Ezekiel, and Amos, and and Zcehari.il) weave into tJwir sublun- est utterances. Aa we rate wror today, u a bowline wind and a of rain, au tbe twhliTH that description of a tempest, wliicli no doubt was suggested by what David had seen with Iris own eyes among these heights, for as a soldier, he carried his vrars clear up to Damafi- ens, and such a poet :is he, I spent many a day on Lebanon. And perhaps while he was seated on tbis very rocfc against which our carriage jolts, he writes tbac wonderful description of a thunderstorm "The voice ol the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is fall nf majesty. Tlie voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. Tea, the Lord breaketh the cedars Lebanon. He maketh thorn also to skip like -a caif, Lebanon. and Sinon a young unicorn. Thf) the Lord divideth tlie tiaraes of Aa the Jion is ttie monarch of the fields, and behemoth the- monarch of the waters, the codar. is tbe monarch of the trees. And I think one reason why it is so giorified all up and the because we need more of its characteristics in OUT religions life. have top much of the willow, and are easily bent this way or that; too much of the aspen, and we- tremble under every xepbyr of the assault; too much of the bramble tree, nnd our sharp poruts sting and wound but noC enough of the cedar, wide-branched, and aspiring and tempest-grappling. But the reason tbese cedars stand so well is that they are decp-rootod. They run cheir anchors down into the caverns of the mountain and fasten to the very inundations the earth, and trrisf around and clinch themselves on. the other sido of tile deepest layer of rock they can reach. And that is the drfferenco between Christians who stand and Christians who fall. It is tlie difference between a superficial char- acter, and one that lias clutched its roots deep down arotmd and under the Ilock of One of tho Lebanon cedarsjwas examined by a scientist, aud from its concentric circles il was found to be over years oJd aud still standincr, and there is such a thins as ever- lasting strength and such a staunchness oi Christian character that all time and al! eter nity instead of bain" its demolition shall be it: opportunity. Xot such those vacillating Christians who are THOUS on Sunday that they have no rohgioii left fcr the week As tho anaconda gnrges itself with food, auc then seems for u, long while to lie thoroughly insensible, bo there ;vre men who will 011 Sun day got such a religious surloit tUat the rc'.t of the week they seem thoroughly deac to all religious emotion They weej; in church under a charity sermon, but if ou Monday a, subject of presents itself at the door, the bejrgar's safety will depend entirely on quick limbs and an unobstructed stairway. It uihes all the grace they can get to keep them from t-ommitting assault and battery on those intruders, who come with pale faces and stories of distress and subscription papers. The reason that God planted these cedars in the Bible was to sug- gest to us that we ought, in our religious character, deep like the high like the cedar, broad-branched as the cedar. A traveler measured the spread of the boughs of one ol tbese trees and found it 111 feet from branch tip to branch tip, aud I have seer cedars of Christian character that, through their prayers and charities, put out one branch to the uttermost parts of America and an- other branch to the uttermost parts of Asia, and these wide-branched Christians will keep on multiplying until all the earth is over- shadowed with mercy. But mark you, these cedars of Lebanor could not grow if planted in mild climates and in soft air, and in carefully watered gardens, They must have the gymnasium eC the mid- night hurricane to develop their arms. Thej mubS play ftie athlete with a thousand winter; before their feet are rightly planted, and theii foreheads rightly lifted, and their arms right- ly if there be any other way foi developing strong Christian character eicepl by storms of I never hejurd of it. Call the roll of martyrs, call tbe roll of thf prophets, call the roll of the apostles, and see which or them had an easy time of it, Xol one of them. Honeysuckles thrive best OD the south side of the house, but cedars in a Syrian whirlwind. Men. and women who heai this or read this, instead of your grumbling be- cause you have it hard, thank God that you are in ju-st the best school for making heroes and heroines. It is true both, for this world and the nest. Eoclc that baby in a cradle cushioned aud canopied: graduate him from that into a costly high, chair and give him a gold spoon send him to school wrapped in furs enough- for an arctic explorer send him through a college where ho wdl not have to study in order to get a diploma, because his is rich start him iu a profession where he begins ..with an ofllco the flooi covered with Administer, and a librarj of books in Russian morocco, and an armchaii upholstered like a throne, and an embroidered ottoman upon which to put twelve-dollar gaiters, and they lay.upon bis table the best iv- ory cigar-holder you can import from Brussels, and have standing outside his door a prancing apan that won the prize at tlie horse fair, and leave Iiim estate enough to make bain inde- pendent of all struggle, and what will become of him? If he do not die early of inanition 01 dissipation, he will lire a useless life, and die an. unlamented death a-nd go into a tools. eternity. But whai has been tlie history of most of the great cedars in merchandise, in art, in Jaw, in medicine, in statesmanship, in Christiar usefulness'.' "John, get up and milk the cons; it's late; it's half past fiie in tbe morning. Split au armful of wood on your way out str that we can build tbe fires for breakfast. Put your bare feet on the cold oilcloth, and break ice in your pitcher before you can wash Yes: it has been snowing aud drifting last night, and wo will have to break the The boy's educational advantages, 2 long oak plank without any back to it, in a country schoolhouse, and stove throwing out more smoke tbaii heat. Pressing on from one hardship to another. After a while a position on salary or wages small enough to keep life, but keep it at its lowest ebb. Starting in occupation or business with prosperous mcc trying to fight you back az every step, But after a good whilw fairly on your feet, and your opportunities widenning, and then by some sudden turn youaretnuinphaut. Yon are master of tbe situation, and defiant ol all earth and hell. A Lebanon cedar! John JMilton, on his way up to the world's sacred poesy, masfc sell his copyright of Paradiso Lost" for in three payments. And William Shakespeare, on bis way up to be acknowl- edged the greatest dramatist of all ages, must bold horses at the door of a, London theater for a sixpence; and Homer muse struggle through total blindness to immortality; and John Banyan must cheer himself on tbe way up by ma-king a flute out of his prison stool: and Canova, the sculptor, mus2 toil on tlirougt orphanage, modeling a lion in butter, before he could cut his statues in marble; and the great Stephenson must watch cows in the field for a few pennies and then become a stoker, and afterward mead clocks before he puts the locomotive on its track aud calls forth. plaudits from parliaments, aud medals from kings. Abel Stevens is picked up a neglected child of tbe street, and rises through his con- secrated genius to be one of the most, illustri- ous clergymen and historians oC the century. And Bishop Janes of the same church, in boy- hood, worked his passage from Ireland tc America, and up to a'usefulness, where, in the bishopric, he was second to no one who ever adorned it. While in banishment Aenophon wrote hia Anabasis" andTtmcydides his "History of tbe Peloponnestan aud Victor HURO must be exiled for many years to the island of Guernsey before he can coiae to that height the aiteciions of countrymen, that crowds Cbatnps Klysees, and tlie adjomiujf boule- vards with mourners, and Ins rolls down to the church of tbe Madeleine. Oh, it is-a tough old world, and it will koop you bacJt and keep you down, and keep you undei aa long as it can. Hail, sons and daughters of the tire! 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