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JOPPA TO JERUSALEM.
Dr. Talmag Continue His
la continuation of his aernons at
Brooklyn oh the Holy Land Sot. T. Do
WUt Talmage took his text from Gala
iShs L 18: -I west mp to Jerusalem."
My second day la the Holy Land. We
re in Joppa. It ia six o'clock in the
morning, but we must start early, for
by night we are to be Jerusalem, and
that city is forty-one miles away. We
may take camel or horse or carriage.
As to-day will be our last opportunity
in Palestine for taking the wheel we
choose that. The horses with harness
tassled and jingling, are hitched and
with a dragoman in coat with many col
ors seated in front, wo start on a road
which unveils in twelve hours enough
to think of for all time and all eternity.
Wo start out of the city amid barri
cades of cactus on either aide. Not
cacti in boxes two or three feet high,
but cactus higher than the top of the
carriage a plaat that has more swords
for defense, considering the amount of
beauty it can exhibit, than any thing
coated. We passed out amid about
four hundred gardens, seven or eight
acres to tho garden, from which at the
right seasons are plucked oranges, lem
OI'48' ollvo8 oltron and pomegran
at?nd wh5ch hold up thoir censers of
pcrfiirao before the Lord in perpetual
praise. We meet great processions of
camels loaded with kegs of oil and with
fruits, and some wealthy Mohammedan
with four wives throe too many.
Hero wo meet peoplo with faces and
arms and hands tattooed, as in all lands
sailors tattoo thirarms with some favor
ite ship or admired face. It was to this
habit of tattooing among tho Orientals
that God refers in a figure when He says
of His church: I havo graven thee on
tbe palms of my hands."
Many of these regions are naturally
sandy, but by irrigation they are mado
fruitful and as in this irrigation tho
brooks and rivers aro turnel this way
and that to water the gardens and farms,
so tho llible says: 'The King's heart is
in the hands of tho Lord and Ho turnoth
it as tho rivers of water aro turned
whithersoever lie wilL"
As wo pass out and on wo find about
800 acres belonging to the Universal
Israulitish Alliance Montellore, tho
Israel itish centenerian and philanthro
pist, and Rothschild, tho banker, and
others of tho large-hearted havo paid
tho passago to Palestino for many of tho
Israelites and sot apart lands for thoir
culture, and it is only a beginning of
the fulfillment of Divine prophecy when
these people tako jiosscsion of the Holy
Land. Tho road from Joppa to Jerusa
lem and all tho roads leading to Nazar
eth and (lallilco wo saw lined with pro
cessions of Jews, going to tho sacred
places, either on holy pilgrimago or as
hettlern. All tho fingers of Providence
now-:i-days are pointing toward that re
sumption of I'.ilestino by tho Israelites.
I do not tako it that tho prospered Is
raelites of other lands aro to go there.
.1 hey would bo foolish to leave
their prosjM'rifes in our American
cities where thoy aro among our
l.st citizens, and cross two seas
to begin life over again in a slrango
land. Hut tho outrages heaped upon
them in Russia, and tho insults offered
them in Germany, will soon quadruplo
and centuple tho procession of Igraol
itcsfrom Russia to Palestine. Facili
ties for getting thcro will bo multiplied,
not only in tho railroad from Joppa to
Jerusalem, to which I roferred last Sab
bath as being built, but permission for
a road from Damascus to tho Hay of
Aero lias been obtained, and that of
course will soon connect with Joppa and
make one great ocean shore railroad
So the railroad from Jerusalem to Joppa,
and from Joppa to Damascus will soon
bring all tho Holy Land within a few
hours or connection. Jewish coloniza
tion societies in England and Russia
aro gathering money for tho transporta
tion of the Israelites to Palostino and
for the pureliaso for them of lands and
farming implements, and so many de
hire to o that it is decided by lot as to
which families shall go first They
wero God's chosen peoplo at first, and
Ho has promised to bring them back to
their home, and there is no power in
1,000 or 5,000 years to make God forget
Those who aro prospered in other
lands will do well to stay whore thoy
are. Hut let the Israelites who aro de
preciated and attacked and persecuted
turn their faces toward tiio rising sun
of their deliverance. God will gather
in that distant land those of that race
who havo been maltreated, and He will
blast with the lightnings of nis omnip
otence those lands on either side of the
Atlantic which havo been tho instru
ments of annoyanco and harm to that
Jewish race, to which bolongod Abra
ham and David and Joshua and Baron,
llirsch and Montefioro and Paul tho
Apostle, and Mary tho Virgin, and
Jesus Christ tho Lord.
On tho way across tho plain of Sharon
wo meet many vailed women. It is not
respectable for them to go un vailed,
and it is a vail that is so hung as to mako
them hideous. A man may not oven
see the faco of bis Wife until after be
trothal or engagement of marriage.
Hence tho awful mistakes and tbe un
hnppy homes for God has mado tho faco
an index of character, and honesty or
dishonesty is usually demonstrated in
the features. I do not sco what God
made a fair face for if it were not to be
looked at Hut hero come the crowds of
disfigured women down the road on
thoir way to Joppa, bundles of sticks for
firewood on their heads. They started
at three o'clock in tho morning to get
tho fuoL They stagger under the bur
dens. Whippod and beaten will some
of thorn be if their handle of sticks
is too small. AIL that is required for
divorcement is for a man to say to his
wife: "Ho off, I don't want you any
more." Woman is a slave in all lands
except those in which the Gospel of
Christ makes her a queen. And yet in
Christian countries there are women
posing as skeptics, and men with family
deriding tho only religion that makes
sacred and honorable the names of wife.
other, daughter and sister.
What is that? Town of Bamleh, birth
place, residence and tomb of Samuel,
the glorious prophet Near by. Tower
of Forty Martyrs, called so because that
number of disciples perished there for
Christ's sake; hut if towers had been
built for all those who in the time of
war as in tlmo of peace, have (alien on
this road during the ages past; yon
might almost walk on tarrets from Joppa
Now we pass guard bosses which are
castles or chopped straw and mud, where
at night and partly throagh' the day
armed men dwell and keep the bandits
ok travelers. In the .eaves of
mountains dwell men to whoa mi
would be high play, and a parse with a
few pennies would he compensation
enough for the struggle that the savage
might havo with the wayfarer. There
Ja only one other defense that amounts
vftemuch in these lands, and that ia tho
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travel anarmea ara-Christum lands.
Human life is more highly valued and
personal right are better respected,
and I am glad to believe that ia oar
country, from the Atlantic oceaa to the
Pacilo ocean, there is aot a place to-day
where a maa is aot safer withoat a pis
tol than with one. Hut all through oar
joaraeys to Palestine we required fle
ams. While the only weapon I had
on my person was a New Testament, we
went through the region where I said
to the dragoman: "David, are you
armed?" and he said: "Yes," and I
aaid: "Are those fifteen or twenty
muleteers and baggagemen and attend
ants armed?" and he said: "Yes," and
I felt safer.
On we roll through tho plain of
Sharon. Here grew the rose after
which Christ was named. Rose of
Sharon, celebrated in all Christendom
and throughout all ages.
Yonder, a little to the north as we
move on is the plain of Ono. Tho Bible
mentions it again and again. The vil
lage standing on this plain of Ono is a
mud village. Two great basins of rock
catch tho rains for the people. Of more
importance in olden time than in
modern time was this plain of Ono. But
as the dragoman announced it and in
the Bible I read of it, I was reminded of
the vast multitude of people who now
dwell in the plain of Ono. They are,
by their nervous constitution or by their
lack of faith in God, always in tho nega
tive. Will you help to build a church?
O, no! Will you start out in some new
Christian enterprise? O, no! Do you
think the world is getting any bettor?
O, no! They lie down in the path of
all good movements, sanitary, social,
political and religious They harness
their horses with no traces to pull ahead
but only breeching straps to hold back.
For all Christian work I would not givo
a thousand of them the price of a
clipped ten cent piece. These aro in
the plain of O, no! May the Lord mul
tiply tho numbers of thoso who, when
any thing good is undertaken, are found
to live in tho plain of O. Yes!
Hero now wo como where stood tho
fields into which Samson fired the foxes.
Tho foxes are no rarity in this land. I
counted at ono time twenty or thirty of
them in one group and the cry all along
tho lino was "Foxes! Look at tho
foxes!" and at night they sometimes
bark until all attempts to sleep are an
absurdity. Thoso I saw and beard in
Palestino might have boon descendants
of the very foxes that Samson em
ployed for an appalling incendiarism.
Tho woalth of that land was in tho har
vests and it was harvost timo and tho
straw was dry. Three hundred foxes
aro caught and tied in couples by some
wire or incombustible cord which tho
flames can not divide, and firebrands
are fastened to thoso couples of foxes
and the frightened creatures are lot
loose and run ovory whither among tho
harvests, and in tho awful blazo go
down tbo corn shocks, and tho vine
yards, and tbe olives, and all through
tho valleys and ovor tho hills and
among tho villages is beard tho cry of
"Fire!" And in tho burnt pathway walk
Hunger, and Want, and Desolation.
All thhi for spite. And somo theolo
gians learn one thing, and somo another.
Hut I learn from it that a great man
may sloop to a very mean pioce of busi
ness, and that if mon would uso as much
ingenuity in trying to bless as they do
to destroy, tho world all the way down
would havo been in better condition
Yet the firo of tho foxes kindled that
night in Palestino has not gone out, but
has leaped the seas, and tbo sly foxes,
iho human foxes, aro now still running
every whither kindling political fires,
fires of religious controversy, fires of
hate, world-wido fires, and wholo har
vests of rightiousness perish.
Hraco up your nerves now, that you
may look while I point thorn out. Yon
der is Kirjath Jcarim, whoro tho ark of
God stayed until David took it to Jeru
salem. Yonder John tho Baptist was
born. Yonder is Emmaus, whoro Christ
walked with tho disciples at oventide.
Hero are men plowing, only ono han
dlo to tho plow, showing tho accuracy
of Christ's allusion. When wo plow in
America or England thero aro two hands
on two handles, but in Palestino only
ono handle. And so Christ uses tho
singular saying: "No man having put
his hand to tho plow and looking back
is fit for the Kingdom." Tho ox is urged
on by a wooden stick pointed with sharp
iron, and tho ox knows enough not to
kick, for ho would only hurt himself in
stead of breaking the goad. And the
Bible refers to that when it says to
Saul: "It is hard for thee to kick against
Hero is tbe valley of Ajalon, famous
for Joshua's pursuit of tho fivo Kings
and tho lunar arrest And in imagina
tion I see the moon in day time halt
Who has not sometimes seen tho moon
divide the throno with the sun? But
whon tho king of day and tho queen of
night, who never beforo Joshua's timo
nor since then stopped a moment in
their march, halted at Joshua's com
mand it was a scene enough to make
the universe shiver. ''Moon, stand thou
still in tho valley of Ajalon!"
And there is tho cavern of Makkedah,
where thoy fled for safoty and where
thoy were afterward locked in, and
from which they wero taken out to be
slain, and in which they wero af torward
buried; and you do well to examine that
cavern, for within a few hours it became
three things which no other cave ever
was: Fortress, prison, sepulchre.
Now wo pass tho place where once
lived one of tho greatest robbers of the
century, Abou Gosh by name. From
this point youseo ho could look over all
the surrounding country, and long be
fore tho travolers came up to him the
plan for the taking of their money or
their life, or both, was consummated.
Ho ono day found a company of monks
who would not pay and he smothered
them to death in a hot oven. In his last
days he lived here like an Oriental
Prince and had his attendants and ad
mirers to whom he told the stories of
brigandago and assassination. So late
as when our eminent and beloved Amer
ican, William C Prime, passed through,
Abou Gosh, the scoundrelly Bedouin,
sat at his doorway smoking his pipe.
His descendants live in this village and
probably are no more honest than their
distinguished ancestor, but marauding
and murder are not as safe a business
now as when all this route to Jerusalem
was subject to outrages pandemoaiac.
Here we pass the Tillage of Latrun,
home of the penitent thief, the Tillage
a few straggling houses on steep hills
risiag from tho valley of Ajalon. Up
these steep hills, in his earlier days, the
thief had carried the spoils of arson and
burglary, and down them he had borne
the heavier burden of a guilty heart
Now wo come to the brook Eiah, from
which little David took the smooth
stones with which he prostrated Goli
ath. There is a bridge spanning the ra
vine, bat at the season we crossed there
is not a drop of water ia the brook. We
went down into the ravine aad walked
amid the pebbles that had been washed
smooth, Tory smooth, by the rash of the
waters through aU the ages. There is
where David.armed himself.
The topography of the place so corre
spond with the Bible story that I could
see the memorable fight go en. It is
the only tght I ever did watch. Pugil
ism I abhor; bat hare wan twa ehaaa
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high, the Phillistiaes oa oaa ridge, toe
Israelites oa the other ridgn- Tha
fight i ia the valley between, at that
season shaded, and sweat with terobiata
aad acacia. David, the champion, far
the Israelite Goliath, the chamntoa
for the Phillistiaes. David aader atsad
aad almost effeminate, aaly a moathfal
for Goliath, who was nearly tea feet
They advanced to meet eaeh other,
bat the Bible says that David made the
first stop forward. Nearer aad aeaxer
they come, bat I do aot thlak David
wiU wait aatil he comes withla reach
of Golisth's sword, for that woald be
fatal, aad David has a weapon with
which ho can fight at long raage. Closer
and closer they come, bat David ad
vances tbo more rapidly. "Corae to
mo," said tbe giant, "and J will give thy
flesh unto tbo fowls of tha air and to
tbe beasts of tho field." David re
sponded: "I como to thee ia the name
or tho Lord of Hosts." Aba, that is the
right kind of battlo shout: "la the
name of tbe Lord of Hosts!" Ho who
fights in that spirit wins tho day. Tbe
almost Israclitish dwarf enlarges into
Tbo moment to strike is coma David
takes his sling with a stono in it and
whirls it round his head, until ho has
put the weapon into sufficient momen
tum, and then taking sure aim, hurls it.
The giant throws up his hands and reels
back and falls Tbo stone sank into his
forehead. That was the only available
point of attack.
But we must hasten on, for the danger
now is that night will bo upon us be
foro wo reach Jerusalem. O! we must
see it before sundown. Wo aro climbing
tbe hills which are terraced with olive
groves uplands rising above uplands,
until wo como to an immensity of bar
renness, gray rocks, where noither tree,
nor leaf, nor bush, nor grass blade, caa
grow. Tho horses stumble, and slip,
and pull, till it soems tbo harnoss must
break. Solemnity and awe tako posses
sion of us. Though a vivacious party,
and during part of the day jocularity
bad reigned, now no ono spoko a word
except to say to tho dragoman: "Tell
us whon you get tbo first glimpso of the
city." I nover had such high expecta
tion of seeing any place as of socing
Jerusalem. 1 think my feolings may
havo boon slightly akin to that of tho
Christian just about to enter the
Over another shoulder of tho hill we
go, and nothing in sight but rocks
and mountains and awful gulches be
tween them, which mako tho head swim
if you look down. On and up. on and
up, until the lathered and smoking
hordes aro roinod in and the dragoman
rises in front and points eastward, cry
ing "Jerusalem!" It was mightier than
an electric shock. We all rose. Thero
it lay. the prizo of nations, tho termi
nus of famous pilgrimages, tho object
of Roman and crusading wars, and for
it Assyrians had fought, and Egyptians'1
had fought, and tho world bad fought;
tho placo which tho Queon of Slieba
visited and Richard Coour do Lion bad
conquered. Home of Solomon. Home
of EzekieL Homo of Jeremiah. Homo
of Isaiah. Homo of Saladin. Mount
Zion of David's heartbreak and Mount
Mori ah whoro tbo sacrifices smoked,
Mount of Olivos whoro Jesus preached,
and Gethsemane whoro Ho agonised,
and Golgotha wbcro Ho died, and the
Holy Sepulcher where Ho was buried.
O, Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Greatest city
on oarth and typo of tho city celestial.
An Arab on a horso that was like a
whirlwind, bitted and saddled and
spurred, its mane and flanks jot as the
night and thero aro no borsomon as
Arab borsomon bad como far out to
meet us and invito us to his hotel inside
tbo gates. But arrangements had been
mado for us to stay at a hotel outside
tho gates. In tbo dusk of evening wo
halted in front of tho placo and ontered,
but I said: "No, thtink you for your
courteous rccoption, but I must sleep
to-night insldo tho gates of Jerusa
lem. 1 would rather have tho poorest
placo insido tbo gates than the
best placo outside." So wo remounted
our coach and moved on amid a clamor J
of voicos, an l between camels grunting
with great beams and timbers on their
back, brought in for building purpores
for it is amazing how much a camol
can carry until wo camo to what hi
callod tbo Joppa gate of Jerusalem.
It is about forty feet wide, twenty
feet deep and sixty feet high. Thero is
a sharp turn just after you have entered,
so planned as to mako the entrance of
armed enemies tbe more difficult On
tho structure of tbeso gates tho safoty
of Jcrusalom dopended and all tbo Itible
writers used them for illustrations.
Within fivo minutes' walk of tho gate
wo entered David wrote: "Enter into
thy gates with thanks, g.ving." "Lift up
your beads, o. 3 gates!" 'The Lord
lovetb tbo gates of Zion," "Opon to mo tho
gates of righteousness." And Isaiah
wrote: "Go through, go through tbo
gates." And tho Captain of tbo Patinos
wrote: "Tbo city had twelvo gates"
Having passed the gate wo wont on
through the narrow streets, dimly light
ed, and passed to our baiting place and
sat down by the window from which wo
could see Mount Zion, and said: "Hero
we aro at last in the capital of the
whole earth." And thoughts of the
past and the future rushed through my
soul in quick success on, and I thought
of that old hymn, sung by so many as
Jcruaal in my happy homo,
Name ev t Uear to mat
Wncn shall my tabors have aa end.
In Joy nad peace and thee?
When shall these eyes thy aeav battt
And pearly sates behold?
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong,
And streets of ablniag goU?
And so with oar hearts fnll of grati
tudo to God for journeying mercies all
the way from Joppa to Jerusalem, and
with bright anticipation of our entrance
into tbo shiaing gate of the Heavenly
City when earthly journeys are over,
my second day in Palestine is ended.
new a mister Waa a Wager.
Often have sculptors and painters dis
cussed tho relative merits of sculpture
aad painting. A funny story is told of
an artist who resented the disparaging
comparisons made by a sculptor, and
laid a wager that he coald, withia a
given time, paint a picture which shoahl
display the human figure as completely
aa any sculptor coald do. The wager
waa accepted, and upon the appoiated
day a painting was produced which ful
filled aU the conditions. It represented
a warrior, his hack to the apectator,
bending over a sheet of water in the
limpid surface of which waa reflected
his eatire faco aad form. To the right
a suit of polished armor hnag aad threw
back a f ull-leagth proflle image, while
a mirror performed a like omca for taa
left side. The sculptor, of coarse,
haaded over the moaey ataked, aad taa
painter doubtless laid it oat to great
prolt and advantage to himsett aad aia'
f rieads. ia the aaprovad "eakeaad'ale-
of the period, after the geaerena
of his kiad. N. Y. Star.
the Oftce of taa "Beam Gtv
Howler." OSce Bey -"Please, air.
there's a maa oatside who says he'd like
to have a job on the paper." Bnitor-ia
Liquor "Well, we ain't get aa ale) job
for htm. TaU him (hie) oar ataffiefaU
(hie) jast sow." Mansey's Weakly.
"Far pity's sake what is thai eleaa
tiealsttryingtodor' "War. beUtrr-
iag to illustrate the msaaiat
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rams.' ay atratoUaw sat his
DsaUaotkm of the Dupoat Powslar
Work at Wilmington, DaL
A Wmmrtmi Imm of Life
SMewa f At
WrMnjfOTOjr, DeL, Oct A Several
startling explosions in quick succession
some coasted Ive, others seven at
1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon aa
aoaaeed to Wllmiagtoa a disaster at
the Dupoat powder works on tho
Brandy wine. A rash was made for tel
ephones, but nothing coald be learned
beyoad vague reports of damage.
As soon as borsemea from here could
reach the works it was found that the
whole section of the works known as
"upper yard" was a complete wreck.
and at least twelve persons were killed
snd twenty wounded, while Rocklaad
was a complete wreck, none of its
bouses being left standing.
Rockland is a village on the Brandy
wine fully a mile above tbe scene of the
explosion. It has a large paper mill
owned by tbo Jcssup A Moore Company,
about fifty dwellings, in which chiefly
reside tbe mill employes. Its popula
tion is about 200.
Thero were several reports resembling
the booming of cannon and about a sec
ond apart. Tho first thought was that
there had been an explosion at tho pow
der works, but tho reports seeming so
near and not being characterized by tbe
usual rumbling and there being no
smoke visible in the direction of the
mills, it was imagined that the explo
sion had occurred in tbe city. Tbe hazy
atmosphere hid the smoke and caused
tbe reports to sound differently from
thoso of preceding explosions.
Physic ans summoned by telephone
and hurrying toward the powder manu
factory was the first indication tbo pub
lic bad of the exact location of tho
catastrophe. Immediately thereafter
thousands of people went to tho scene
of the disaster.
Tbo oflico of the Dupont Company is
a complete wreck and six mills are in
ruins. Several members of the Dupont
firm wero injured by falling walls and
broken glass, but none of them serious
ly. Among tho slightly injured are:
Eugene Dupont, the head of tbe firm;
Francis G. Dupont and Charles L Du
pont Thoy and so vera I clerks in the
oflico wero cut by fragments of broken
glass but none of them seriously.
Tbe dead were all employes of the
company and were in and about tho
mills that exploded.
Soicral workmen aro missing and are
believed to have been blown into frag
ments. Tbo wounded receivod their in
juries among tho walls of their falling
houses and by brokon glass and flying
Tho first explosion occurred in ono of
tho packing mills, whoro a workman
named Grail was soldering a can of
hexagonal powder to bo shipped for tho
uso of tbe United States Government
In somo way a spark communicated to
tbo can and blew it up. Instantly tho
packing mill exploded, and tbo other
mills in tho upper yards, seven or eight
in numbor, followed at intervals of less
than one second. All these, except one,
wero "rolling mills," in which the in
gredionts of gunpowder aro pulverized
by tbe action of vertical rollers of stone
turning slowly around a central post
The whole machinery is driven by water
Immediately after tho oxplosion a
large building known as tbe "refinery,"
located near tho center of tho village,
took fire. It was a matter of life and
doath to tho wholo population that this
fire should bo extinguished beforo it
communicated with the powder tho
building contained. Tho Dupont firo
brigado valiantly fought the flames,
which "Had caught tho roaf and succeed
ed in extinguishing tbom. Had tbe
roof fallen in it is doubtful if any man,
woman or child in tho vicinity would
have escaped death or serious injury.
About fifty families are rendered homo
loss by tbe disaster.
At Mount Salem Methodist Church
more than one-half of tho window sashes
of the largo building wero blown out
and of thoso that remained tho glass
At the scene, of tbe disaster women
and children, wivos and sons and daugh
ters of men employed in tbo powder
manufactory, were madly rushing here
and there seeking Information about the
safoty of their loved ones Tho yard in
which tho mills stood was littered with
debris of fallen buildings and at some
places where buildings had been the
only traco left was empty cellars and a
few foundation stones
Tbe litt e village of Dupont's Hanks,
immediately outsido tho powder yard,
presented a most pitiable appearance.
A hundred dwellings were o.ther de
molished or bally damaged?' Buildings
were unroofed and fronts of houses
were blown out and wrecked. Insido
tbe dwellings the devastation was com
plete. Tho rooms on tbe ground floor
wero strewn with broken crockery,
crushed stoves and remnants of tables,
It is estimated that tbe loss can not
be less than $500,000.
Fifty families aro rendered homeless
by the disaster and many were so dazed
by the terriblo events of those few sec
onds as to seem hardly conscious of
where thoy wero or what they were
doing. The injured aro being gathered
into tbo hospital building appertaining
to tbe works and are receiving such aid
as they need.
Coafereac of Irfok XatleaatUU.
Duui.in, Oct & The conference of
the Irish Nationalists, called by Mr.
Parnell, was held ia this city yesterday.
Part of tho business wss the election of
a deputation to visit America for the
purpose of laying before the people of
that country a plain statement of the
situatioa of affairs ia Ireland. John
Dillon, William O'Brien, Thomas Power
O'Connor, Timothy Sullivan and Timo
thy Harrington were appointed to form
the deputation. The proceedisgs of the
convention were conducted in private.
There was a huge attendance aad most
of the promisee t members of the Na
tionalist party were preseat
avacrs mt Ckelecsv
Losdox, Oct & Horrible aews comas
from the Bed Sea of tbe coadlUoa of
the cholera victims. The Arabs and
strangers in that section are dying by
scores. Men aro stricken with cholera
aad die withia aa hoar with clenched
teeth and bodies terribly drawn ap
Birds aad dogs feed oa the corpses,
which the people are afraid to touch,
and vast flocks of sea valtares dispute
for the prey agaiast four-footed scav
eager. From taa iaterlor of Arabia
taa accounts are f ally as heartrending,
aad taa victims are aaid to he aamaatad
Naw Osxbjlss, Oct a It
that Mis Winnie Darin,
Jesersaa Davis, taa
feaaracy, wOl net marry Mr. WiUrJaasa,
af Haw York not asaa at any rate.
Gossip says that Mr. Wilkinson to watt-
Walnat owned 1
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A. SOY'S NIGHTMARE.
LBATKSWoara. Kan, Oct 10. Krly
yesterday morning fire was discovered
in the bedroom of Mrs, David K. Davis
at f IS Delaware street by Harry Crook,
her graadsoa, who slept ia a bed on the
floor ia the same room. He gave tbe
alarm aad Charles Mortoa, a boarder
of the house, was sooa st his side aad
aided la extiaguishiag the blaze, which
wss evidently iacendlary.
While the two were engaged in
smothering the fire David E. Davis, tho
husbaad, rushed down stairs aad against
tbe south door of tbe bedroom with such
violence as to push tbo bed in which
lay Mrs. Davis over the blase. The mat
tress caught fire, but was extiagutsbed
before it gaiaed headway.
Mortoa then seeing that Mrs. Davis
was either unconscious or dead, picked
her up aad carried her to the sitting
room, where it was found that murder
most foul had been committed that
the old lady had met her death by vio
lence j'iSt before the firo was started.
Tho nearest physician. Dr. McCor
mick, was called and a hurried examina
tion showed that life w extinct
Wednesday night Mrs. Davis went to
bed at ten o'clock, aad the grandson
went to sleep about that hour on a
feather bed, spread upon tho floor. He
blew out the lamp, which stood on tho
bureau, before retiring.
He had been ash-i-p for Home time
when he thought he bad a queer dream.
Some one was sneaking around in the
room. Ho could hear tho otairs creak
ing from tbo weight of stealthy foot
steps. In bis dream bis grandmother's
voice cried, "Holp, Harry, help." Ho
struggled with the nightmare to waken,
and rousing himself he found tho carpet
blazing around the broken lamp in tho
center of tbo floor. Tho boy is small
for bis age and not strong.
Tho body was examined by Acting
Coroner White and takon to tbo parlor,
and a number of persons summoned as
jurors, where later an autopsy was held
by Drs. Goddard. Lane and M. S. Thom
as. This revealed thrco spots of extra
vasated blood under tho ncalp and over
tho frontal bono with no evidence of
violence on tho outside. Fivo or six
bruised spots were found on tho right
forearm, each the size of ai.Vcentplece,
A largo spot or bruit on the left arm
with a large clot of blood under tbo
skin at this point and tho skin
chafed, a little bod ooiing out.
Tbe brain and heart were healthy,
lungs filled with frothy mucus
and also showed some signs of death
from asphyxia. A small abscess was
discovered in left kidney which, tho
physicians said, might havo been caused
from convulsions which might havo pro
duced sudden death.
Tho opinions of physicians appear to
bo that tbo woman was rendered insen
s ble by a blow in the forehead, as
shown in tbe examination, and then
prevented from breathing by something
hold ovor thu mouth and nostrils.
Mrs. Davis had bad troublesome times
of late with her husband, a suit fur !
divorce being now pending in the dis
trict court, in which most cruel treat
ment was charged against Davis.
Wednosday morning Davis, who was
permitted to livo in the house, asked his
wife to drop tbo divorce and gle him
$50, saying that bo would then leave her
forever. This she refused to do, when
tie said she would lo sorry for It
Tracks leading to tho north window
of tbo sitting room were discovered, and
Davis' bcts fitted thorn precisely.
Harry Crook claims D.ivis camo through
this window, which is opon at nights,
and from there entered bis grandmoth
Mrs. Davis had mado frequent state
ments to friends and neighlors about
Davis' brutal treatment Ho is only
forty-five, whilo she was past seventy
years. He is a carriago blacksmith by
trade. When arrested ho had the mar
riage certificate in h s pocket Ho had
liocn married about ten years.
HARRISON AT OTTUMWA.
Visit of the rreai.l.nt l thr Iowa Coal
I'slacft AcJa Crrrled lljr a Tlironc.
Ottcmwa, Iowa, Oct 10. Tho Presi
dent's train remained on a side track
nut far from Ottumwa during tho grvat
or part of Wednesday night.
The President was anxious to got a
pood night's rest, and as ho was not duo
in this city before morning it was ar
ranged that at a quiet place 1etwpcn
Iturlington and Ottumwa the train
should ho side-tracked and remain un
til seven o'clock.
Tho President passed a good night.
Ho awoke to look out upon cloudy
.skies, the first indication of bad weather
that the party had had .since it left Cin
cinnati At seven o'clock the train startod and
an hour later it pulled into Ottumwa.
At ton o'clock tho local committees
callod for tho President and escorted
him to the Coal Palace, whero ho was
joined by other memlKsnt of his party.
Tho President went through tho Coal
Palace with Governor lioics, followed by
tho members of the President's parsy,
under escort of tho local committee A
complete tour of tho building was made,
tbe lower floors being examined first
and then the galleries
After visiting the Coal Palaco the
President was escorted to tbe reviewing
stand, where be reviewed tho parade.
Notwithstanding the rain tho crowd
that greeted the Chief Magistrate was
very large. Governor Boles doli vered
the address of welcome to which tho
India ( eatferracn
Lake Moiiosk, X. Y., Oct 10. The
eighth annual Indian conference at
Lake Mobonk has begun. President
Merrill E. Gates, of Amherst College,
acting as chairman. Ex-President Mc
Cosh, of Princeton, read a paper to dem
onstrate tbo capacity of the Indian for
civilization. The worst of the red men,
he said, were aot in a less favorable
condition fore vilization than were tbe
Britons aa described by Caesar and
Tacitus, with their paiated bodies,
drunken rites, hntnaa sacrifices, etc. It
was Christianity that wroogbt the
change, aad it would do the same for
Xewapaaera Tel4 take Xewa,
KaxsasCttt. Ma, Oct 10. That the
Lottery bill had become a law waa yes
terday fall? illustrated ia Kaasaa City.
Nearly 3e poands of newspapers, asoat
of which were conies of the Daily Pest
and the Presse. were stopped in the
aoat-oSce by Inspector J. T. McClare
becaaee they ceataiaed lottery adver
tisesseata, The advertisetaeats were
those of the Louisiana State lottery and
the National Goverasseat lottery of
Mexico. The neper are German dailies
and taa 9M poands reareseated a large
aaather of the. Inspector McClare
wiU iasasediatelj lie eeasplaiat agaiast
taa arearfatoca af hoth papers.
Keav, Oct la. Taa village
af Flckrell. seven sailer north of this
city, waa asaariy wiped aat af existence
by Era. Taaaatira amlaist aertiea af
the villaf ia ia rain. Taa total lean
wm teach favisaHraaevf;am Taa
Davis nitons' aansXia
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fasts. H PURIFIES THE MJ0t. teese
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