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7 FIG UT IS I'I' .
. , FITZSIMMONS SAYS THERE
WILL BE NO SGT-TO.
itoth Iirntsers Before the Little Itoclt
T-- ; CunrtM-They moth Talk Bravely-
: FItzglmanons Sure on the Athletic Club
; : linnag r1 and Citizens of hut
Springs-His Trainer Quits luau.
Thr Pnllistic rlasco.
LlTTLli 1OCIC , Ark. , Nov. 2.-No
; initttcr what the result of the legal
proceedings may be , the chances are
now 100 to 1 that there will be no
fight between Corbett and Fitzsim-
, coons. The latter said at 11 o'clock
today , positively and in good , terse
English , which admitted of no misunderstanding -
derstanding or misconstruction :
"There will be no fi ht in Arkansas.
I ant done with the Florida Athletic
club and have no use for the citizens
of hot Springs I tell you that there
will be no fight in Arkansas. "
'T'he assertion was made during a
conversation in Fitzsimmons' room in
the Capital hotel , Julian , his manager ,
made a long statement of the troubles
ho bad endured from Corbett and
Trady , and said : "We are going to
. hot Springs when we get through
here , but we will have nothing to do
with the fight in which the Florida
Athletic Club and the citizens of lot
Springs , lirarly , Corbett and the rest
of that gang have auything to do. "
"Do you mean that you will not
fight in any deal that may be managed -
. aged by either the Florida Athletic
Club or by the citizens of hot
Springs ? " was asked of Fitzsimmons ,
and the reply came like a flash : "I
mean just that. I will engage in no
fight managed by the Florida Athletic
Club or by the citizens of hot Springs.
There will be no fight in Arkansas. "
Earlier in the interview Fitzsim-
mops declared that he would not fight
in this state if it was against the law.
" 1 am a law abiding citizen , I am , "
he saiu , and I will not break the
law. I do not want to go to prison if
1 know myself. "
. harry 4Vhite , trainer for Fitzsim-
mons said that he did not believe
that there would be any fight at all
between his man and Corbett. ' 'The
fact is , " said White , "Fitzsimmons is
afraid. and a span of oxen will not
drag him into the ring. I know this
is so and I have told Fitzsimmons that
I will train with him no longer. I'm
disgusted with the way he acts. He is
afraid of Corbett and you will see
that he will never fight him. I have
nothing against Fitzsimmons except
that I know he does not mean business -
ness in this thing. "
In company with his manager ,
Brady. and his trainers , McVev , Delaney -
ney and Donaldson , Corbett arrived
here at 10 o'clock this morning.
When asked as to the possibility of
any trouble between himself and Fitz-
Simmons here , Corbett said : "Nell ,
something of that kind may happen ,
but if it does Fitzsimmons will have
to start it. I won't begin it. But I
want to say tight now that if that fellow -
low does begin any funny work he is
going to get licked , and get licked
good and hard. . There is no 1r'n T of a
fighting game at which I am not the
su1prior of Fitzsimmons and I will
prove it in quick shape if lie drags me
on. I simply will wait for him to
. start things if he wants to , and then
. I'll lay him out cold. I am tired of
all this fooling with him , and 1 won't
stand any nonsense. "
ANSWERS HiS ACCUSERS.
Judge Ingore Takes Up the Claarycs
. Agaiu3t Ilim and Denks Them.
WASIHNGTON , Nov. 2.-Attorney General -
eral Marmon has received from Judge
Kilgore of the United States Circuit
court of the Southern district of the Indian -
dian Territory , his answer to the
charges filed by W. 0. Davis of Gainesville -
ville , Texas , on September 1S last.
These charges allege incompetency ,
oppression in office , gross official
misconduct , etc. The judge takes up
each charge in detail and in some instances -
stances quotes from the court records
with a view to showing that the
charges are unqualifiedly false. Judge
Kilgore says Davis' charges originated
in the disagreement between him and
the master in chancery in the case of
. Armour Brothers' banking companies
case against Adington et al , during
the dependency of which Davis , Judge
Kilgore says , deliberately sought to
take advantage of the friendly relations -
tions previously existing between
theta to influence him , the judge , in
behalf of his client
. Lenz' Murderers to Be Tries.
WASIIINGTON , Nov. 2.-Minister Ter-
tell has succeeded in moving the Turkish -
ish government to punish the men
who murdered Bicyclist Lenz in
Armenia. lie has cabled the State department -
partment that the Kurds and Armenians -
ians who committed the murder are
to be tried at Erzeroum , and that
the United States will be represented
at the trial by the British consul at
that place. This official was the first
person to learn of Lenz's murder , and
as there was no American consul in
that vicirity he actively interested
himself in the case and reported the
results of his investigation to Mr ,
A Eanker s Son as a Robber.
WAco , Texas , Nov.Samuel Sew-
ell , son of the president of the First
. National Bank of McGregor , robbed
recently of 515,000 , was arrested yes-
terday. It is claimed that the safe
was first opened and the explosive
placed inside and the doors closed.
Frank Kennedy , a blacksmith , has
also been arrested. The evidence is
1 str omr.
Not Boggs , but Broke.
CLEVELAND , Ohio , Nov. 2.-The
Count and Countess Scheliher succeeded -
ceeded yesterday in liquidating their
' hotel bills through the kind offices of
a banker , who went security for
them , and then left for St. Louis
The count is a genuine one , for
lie has proved his title by credentials -
tials his wife is a niece of ex-Gov-
ernor Bishop of Ohio. The count's
financial embarrassment was due to
his ill luck at poker. A constable
went to arrest him for defrauding an
innkeeper , but in response to his
pleadings the warrant was not served ,
and he succeeded in settling the claim.
HOLMES SHEDS TEARS. '
Ho Breaks Down Wldio Misg Yoke Tes-
tiacs A alnst HIm.
PIIILADELPIIIA , Nov. 2.-For about
thirty minutes yesterday the nerve
which all men have marveled at forsook -
seek Holmes , and lie sunk his head
into his hands and sobbed like a child.
ifeanivhile the woman he persists in
calling his wife , and upon whom lie
had pinned his highest Hope , sat two
yards away , relating a story that
slowly but surely tightened the noose
around his neck. Throughout her
testimony Miss Yoke , for so she calls
herself , never once bestowed a passing
glance upon the man she once lived
The case progressed so swiftly that
but few witnesses remain to be heard
before the closing of the common-
wealth's case. Then the defense will
open , and in spite of Holmes' statement -
ment that he would himself testify
and also call Miss Yoke , his counsel
privately stated that the defense would
offer no defense , but submit the case
on argument alone. The attorney expressed -
pressed confidence in his acquittal.
Their first victory was gained last
night. The defense strenuously oh-
jected to the introduction of any
further evidence touching the alleged
murder of the children. The jury
, were temporarily taken to their room.
Elaborate arguments followed , at the
end of which Judge Arnold sustained
HOW ENGLAND FIGHTS.
The Lion Beady to Pounce Upou the
King of Ashanti.
ACCRA , Gold Coast Colony , British
% Vest Africa , Nov. 2.-Captain Donald
Stewart , the special British commissioner -
sioner , who was sent to Coomassie ,
the capital of Ashanti , recently escorted -
corted by 100 hussars under Captains
Cramer and Irvine , to present the
Icing of Ashanti with the ultimatum -
matum of Great Britain , has returned -
turned here , briu ing the first
authentic news of the result of his
mission. The Iring of Ashanti has
rejected the ilritisli ultimatum , saying -
ing that he prefers war to accepting
the terms of the British and adds that
he is fully pre , ared for it.
The terms o7 the British ultimatum
were that the king should have a British -
ish commissioner in his country and
that he should place Ashanti under
the protection of Great Britain. fie
was given until to-day in which to
CANAL WORK APPROVED.
The Nicaraguan Commission's Report Understood -
derstood to Be Generally Favorable.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 2.-The Nicaraguan -
aguan canal commission , through
Colonel Ludlow , its chairman , today
submitted to the President , through k
Secretary Olney , its report upon
the examination of the route of
the canal , directed by the last Con-
gress. Although it probably will be
withheld from the public until Congress -
gress shall meet , there is good reason
for the belief that generally it finds
the canal project entirely feasible and
worthy of being carried out.
1'reparin for Minor Fights.
HOT SPRINGS , Ark. , Nov. 2.-Hot
Springs is practically deserted , as Cor-
bett , Brady , and the hot Springs
Athletic club's attorney's left for
Little Rock this morning to have Cor-
' the bond disposed
bett's case on peace -
Much depends on the action of the
Little Rock courts , the promoters here
asserting that if Fitzsimmonsand Cor-
bett are released on peace bonds that
they will surely return here and that
the fight will positively take place.
Work is being pushed cn the arena
at Whittington park and Dan Stuart ,
who is now the recognized head of
the Hot Springs Athletic club , says
that he is quite confident that the
Maher-O'Donnell fight will bepulled
off Monday afternoon.
Ryan and Smith weighed in this
morning and both were under the
limit , but "Parson" Davies is not over
confident that they will be got together -
Colean Goes to Jail.
FORT Scorr. Kan. Nov , 2.R. . J. Colean ,
the defaulting cashier of the State
bank of this city , whose peculations
are now estimated at 550,000 , was
yesterday removed from his sumptuously -
ously furnished bed room where he
had been guarded since his arrest two
weeks ago , to the county jail , where
he is now confined. When he arose
from his bed to go with the
officers , a sharp pocket knife was seen
and was quickly secured by Sheriff
Allen. When Colean saw that he was
not to be allowed to keep the knife he
became angry and attempted to assault -
sault the sheriff. It is the opinion of
the sheriff and the bank officials that
had not the knife been taken he would
have taken his own life rather than go
On Trial for Her Lira
TERRY , Okla. , Nov. 2.-Miss Patsy
Aired , a young woman 20 years old , is
being tried for her life at Pawnee ,
twenty niles east of here. Miss Aired
is accused of the murder of James T.
Lucky , several months ago near Cleveland -
land , over a dispute about some corn.
Lucky and Miss Aired lived on adjoining -
ing farms and were sweethearts , and
it is said were engaged to be married ,
when a dispute over corn arose and
Miss Aired shot and instantly killed
Lucky. She spent several months in
prison , but gave bond later.
The Drouth has Been Broken.
WASIIINGTON , Nov. 2.-Professor
Moore , chief of the weather bureau ,
said this morning that rain was falling -
ing throughout the drouth region from
New Mexico to New England , and lie
said the drouth was broken.
China's First Payment to Japan.
LoNDoNNov. 2.-The Standard says
in its financial article : "The Chinese
ambassador with great pomp has
transferred S0,000,000 to the Japanese
account But the Japanese have not i
touched the money and are reticent as
to what they intend to do. "
A Father Avenges His Daughter.
WEBSTER CITY , Iowa , Nov. 2.-W.
M. Hagerton , living near Alden , was
fatally stabbed yesterday by the
father of Miss Smiser , to whom he
had been paying attentionsand whom
he hadruined ,
m . t
WAR WITH ENGLANR
SENATOR CHANDLER SAYS IT
IS INEVITABLE ,
The Conflict Will Be Forced Upon Us h'
Great Britain , and Now Is a Better
Time than Twenty Yeac Iienco-The
Adminintratlon's Foreign Policy iUay
Soon Be Outlined by the President.
Chandler Is for 1Var :
CorconD , N. H. , .Oct. 30.-An editorial -
torial appeared yesterday in the Even-
lug Monitor , Senator Chandler's paper ,
written by the Senator and headed :
"Our Coming War with England. " It
says in part : "War between the
United States and England is inevita-
ble. It will arise on account of British -
ish disregard for our direct interests.
It will also be forced by British encroachments -
croachments upon other nations all
over the world. It will be fought by
us , having Russia as our European
ally. As a war ofFensive on our. part ,
it may not happen in twenty years
As a defensive war it may come sooner
and should be welcomed. One sure result -
sult will be the capture and permanent -
nent acquisition of Canada by the
"England proposes to seize from the
United States a Portion of Alaska.
She isdestroying independent govern-
inents in all parts of the globe. She
treats American sentiment and remonstrance -
monstrance with insolence and de-
fiance. For the vindication of the
Monroe doctrine in the Western 11cm-
isphere and the protection of these independent -
dependent governments in the Eastern
hemisphere and the islands of the
ocean it is necessary that the United
States should prepare for war with
England. It had better come now abd
be over than twenty years from note.
A million of men and muskets will
overrun Canada and England's commercial -
mercial ships will be swept from the
ocean. Let England begin. We
ought to begin b if it is necessary to
save the Venezuelan territory at the
mouth of the Orinoco. "
WASILNGTON ! , Oct. 30.-Ex-Postmas-
ter-General Don M. Dickinson is
quoted as saying that the president
alight anticipate his message to congress -
gress by outlining through the mc-
diuui of a letter to a personal friend ,
or an interview , the administration's
foreign policy. A cabinet officer said
to-day that this course was not con-
templated. When congress assembles ,
all the correspondence between this
country and Great Britain will be sub-
mitted. The country may rest assured
that it will prove to be all that the
most patriotic citizen could wish.
Senator Hill Speaks Twice.
CLEVELAND , Ohio , Oct. 30.-Senator
( Jill of New York made two more
speeches in Ohio yesterday. In the
afternoon he spoke with Congressman
Tom L. Johnson at Elyria , and last
night he addressed an audience of
6,000 or 7,000 at Saenger fest hall in
this city. The Senator confined himself -
self to national issues , pointing out
the difference between the Democratic
and Republican parties. lie was given
an enthusiastic reception
Sequel to the Texas Prize Fight War.
DAr.rAs , Texas , Oct. 30.-It is an
flounced in local military circles that
nearly all the members of the Dallas
artillery company are to be court-mar-
tialed or dismissed in disgrace from
the military service in Texas for refusing -
fusing to turn out as escort to the
Governor at the opening of the State
fair. The trouble is the sequel to
Governor Culberson's course in pre
venting the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight
taking place in Dallas
Corca's lung Claoo3cs Another Quccn.
ST. PETERSBUIIG , Oct. -AccordinL
to a dispatch from Seoul to the Novo'
Vremya , the King of Corea has chosen
another queen and has assumed the
title of emperor. It is also stated that
the heir apparent is being sent as an
envoy to America and England with
the object of getting him out of the
country and preparing the way to the
throne for a prince who stands in
Injured in a Runaway.
NEVADA , Mo. , Oct. -Yesterday
afternoon George Rutherford , wife
tnd daughter , were thrown from their
wagon by a runaway team and all
were fatally hurt.
To Stop Sunday Single Tax Tnikora.
WILJrxoTON , Del. , Oct , 30.City
Solicitor Harman has been asked for
an opinion as to whether- the single-
tax orators have a right under the
law to hold meetings on Sunday. It
is said that no other political meetings -
ings are lucid on Sunday , and the sin-
gle-tax men should not be allowed to
do so. The proposed meeting in the
opera house next Sunday night , to be
addressed by Henry George , brought
the ! natter to a 'focus. It is expected
that an adverse opinion will be rendered -
dered , and Mr. George will not be allowed -
lowed to speak here on Sunday.
The Treaty Story Recaoweai.
Losnos , Oct. 30.-The Globe pub.
fishes from a correspondent at hung
Kong a virtual reiteration of the dispatch -
patch to the Times from Hong Kong
which caused such a sensation in
claiming to outline the concessions
made by China to Russia.
Sclect Knights Convene.
WARRENSBUIiG , Mo. , Oct. 30.-The
grand legion of Select Knights , A. 0.
U. ' . , of the jurisdiction of Missouri ,
which includes Iowa , Indiana , Illi-
nois. Louisiana , Texas and the InFan
Territory , opened its biennial three
days session at A. 0. U. W. hall hero
Carter on the Pro3pecr.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 30.-Senator Carter -
ter , chairman of the Republican National -
tional Committee , left to-day for New
York. Of the campaign outlook he
said : "They are raising the race
question against Bradley in Kentucky ,
and I fear that they arc going to defeat -
feat him , but it is going to be a close
fight , and it is by no means certain
that the Democrats will win. Ohio is
all right. We shall carry that right
enough. In Maryland our fellows are
giving the Democrats a pretty hard
tug. Gorman may be able to pull his
candidate through. I can't tell , but it
looks as if Lowndes would be elected. "
t 1 -
HEAVEN IS L 0 NG
DR. TALiVIAGE PREACHES HIS
FIRST WASHINGTON SERMON.
Chooses the Famone I'asgago from Hebrews -
brows : "Seeing We Are Also Compassed -
passed About with So Great a Cloud
of wltne33e3. "
N this , my opening
sermon In the national -
tional capital I give
tion. I bethink myself -
self of the privilege
of standing in this
historic church , so
long presided over
by one Gf the most
the century. There are plenty of good
ministers beside Dr. Sunderland , but
I do not know of any man except himself -
self with enough brain to have stood
successfully and triumphantly forty-
three years in this conspicuous pulpit.
Long distant be the year when that
Gospel chieftain shall put down the silver -
ver trumpet with which he has marshaled -
shaled the hosts of Israel , or sheathe
the sword with which he has struck
such mighty blows for God and right-
eousness. I come to you with the same
Gospel that he has preached and to join
you in all kinds of work for making the
world better , and I hope to see you all
in your own homes and have you all
come and see me , but don't all come at
once , and without any preliminary discourses -
courses as to what I propose to do. I
begin here and now to cheer you with
the thought that all heaven is sympathetically -
pathetically looking on. "Seeing we
also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses. "
Crossing the Alps by the Mont Cenis
pass , or through the Mont Cenis tunnel -
nel , you are in a few hours set down at
Verona , Italy , and in a few minutes begin -
gin examining one of the grandest ruins
of the old world-the Amphitheater.
The whole building sweeps around you
in a circle. You stand in the arena
where the combat was once fought or
the race run , and on all sides the seats
rise , tier above tier , until you count 40
elevations , or galleries , as I shall see fit
to call them , in which sat the senators ,
the kings , and the twenty-five thousand -
sand excited spectators. At the sides of
the arena , and under the galleries , are
the cages in which the lions and tigers
are kept without food , until , frenzied
with hunger and thirst , they are let
out upon some poor victim , who , with
his sword and alone , is condemned to
meet them. I think that Paul himself
once stood in such a place , and that it
was not only figuratively , but literally ,
that he had "fought with beasts at
The gala day has come. From all the
world the people are pouring into Vero-
na. Men , women and children , orators
and senators , great men and small ,
thousands upon thousands come , until
the first gallery is full , and the second ,
the third , the fourth , the fifth-all the
way up to the twentieth , all the way up
to the thirtieth , all the way up to the
fortieth. Every place is filled. Immensity -
ty of audience sweeping the great cir-
cle. Silence ! The time for the contest
has come. A Roman official leads forth
the victim into the arena. Let him get
his sword , with firm grip , into his right
hand. The twenty-five thousand sit
breathlessly watching. I hear the door
at the side of the arena creak open. Out
plunges the half-started lion , his
tongue athirst for blood , and , with a
roar that brings all the galeries : to
their feet , lie rushes against the sword
of the combatant. Do you know how
strong a stroke a man will strike when '
his life depends upon the first thrust
of his blade ? The wild beast , lame and
bleeding , slinks back toward the side of
the arena ; then , rallying his wasting
strength , he comes up with fiercer eye
and mere terrible roar than ever , ony :
to be driven back with a fatal wound ,
while the combatant cones in with
stroke after stroke , until the monster
Is'deld at his feet , and the twenty-five
thousand people clap their hands and
utter a shout that makes the cityy trem-
ble.To an amphitheatrical audience Paul
refers when he says : "We are compassed -
passed about with so great a cloud of
The fact is , that every Christian man
has a lion to fight. Yours is a bad tem-
per. The gates of the arena have been
opened , and this tiger has come out to
destroy your soul. It has lacerated you
with many a wound. You have been
thrown by it time and again , but in the
strength of God you have arisen to
drive it back. I verily believe you will
conquer. I think that the temptation is
getting weaker and weaker. You have
given it so many wounds that the prospect -
pect is that it will die , and you shall
be victor , through Christ. Courage ,
brother ! Do not let the sands of the
arena drink the blood of your soul !
Your lion is the passion for strong
drink. You may have contended
against it twenty years ; but it is strong
of body and thirsty of tongue. You have
tried to fight it back with broken bet-
tie or empty wine flask. Nay ! that is
not the weapon. With one horrible roar
he will seize thee by the throat and
rend thee limb from limb. Take this
weapon , sharp and keen-reach up and
.get it from God's armory-the Sword
of the Spirit. With that thou mayest
drive him back and conquer !
But why specify , when every man
and woman has a lion to fight. If there
be one here who has no besetting sin
let him speak out , for him have I of-
fended. If you have not fought the lion
it is because you have let the lion eat
you up. This very moment the contest
goes on. The Trajan celebration , where
ten thousand gladiators fought , and
eleven thousand wild beasts were slain ,
was not so terrific a struggle as that
which at this moment goes on in many
a soul. That combat was fur the life
of the body ; this Is for the life of the
soul. That was with wild beasts from
the jungle ; this is with the roaring lion
Men think , when they contend
against an evil habit , that they have to
fight it all alone. No' ! They stand in the
center of an immense circle of sym-
pathy. Paul had been reciting the
names of Abel , Enoch , Noah , Abraham ,
Sarah , Isaac , Joseph , Gideon and Bar-
ak , and then say's : "Being compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses -
nesses : '
Before 1 get through I will show you
that you fight in an area , around which
circle , in galleries above each other , all
the kindling eyes and all the sympathetic -
thetic hearts of the ages ; and at every
victory gained there comes down the
thundering applause of a great multl-
tudo that no man can number. "Being
compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses. "
On the first elevation of the ancient
amphitheater , on the day of a celebration -
tion , sat Tiberius , or Augustus , or the
reigning king. So , in the great arena of
spectators that watch our struggles and
in the first divine gallery , as I shall call
It , sits our King , one Jesus. On his
head arc many crowns ! The Roman
emileror got his place by cold-blooded
conquests , but our Iing bath come to
his place by the broken hearts healed
and the tears wiped away and the souls
redeemed. The Roman emperor sat ,
with folded arms , indifferent an to
whether the swordsman or the lion
beat ; but our King's sympathies are all
with us. Nay , unheard-of condescen-
sions ! I see him come down from the
gallery into the arena to help us in the
fight , shouting , until all up and down
his voice is heard : "Fear not ! I will
help thee ! I will strengthen thee by the
right hand of my power ! "
They gave to the men in the arena ,
in the olden time , food to thicken their
blood , so that it would flow slowly , and
that for a longer time the people might
gloat over the scene. But our King has
no pleasure in our wounds , for we are
bone of his bone , flesh of his flesh ,
blood of his blood.
In all the anguish of our heart ,
The Man of Sorrows bore a part.
Once , in the ancient amphitheater , alien
lion with one paw caught the combat-
ant's sword , and with his other paw
caught his shield. The man took his
knife from his girdle and slew the
beast. The king , sitting in the gallery ,
said : "That was not fair ; the lion must
be slain by a sword. " Other lions were
turned out , and the poor victim fell.
You cry , "Shame ! shame ! " at such
meanness. But the King In this case is
our brother and he will see that we
have fair play. He will forbid the rushing -
ing out of more lions than we can meet ;
he will not suffer us to be tempted
above that we are able. Thank God !
The King is in the gallery ! His eyes are
on us. IIis heart is with us. His hand
will deliver us. "Blessed are all they
who put trust in him ! "
I look again , and I see the angelic
gallery. There they are : the angel that
swung the sword at the gate of Eden ,
the same that Ezekiel saw upholding
the throne of God , and from which ] I
look away , for the splendor is insuffer-
aiile. Here are the guardian angels.
That one watched a patriarch ; this one
protected a child. That one has been
I pulling a soul out of temptation ! All
these are messengers of light ! 'T'hose
I drove the Spanish Armada on the rocks.
This turned Sennacherib's living hosts
into a heap of one hundred and eighty-
five thousand corpses. Those yonder ,
chanted the Christmas carol over Bethlehem -
lehem , until the chant awoke the shep-
herds. These , at creation , stood in the
balcony of heaven , and serenaded the
new born world wrapped in swaddling
clothes of light. And there , holier and
mightier than all , is Michael , the arch-
angel. To command an earthly host
gives dignity ; but this one is lewder of
the twenty thousand chariots of God ,
and of the ten thousand times ten
thousand angels. I think God gives
command to the archangel and the
archangel to the seraphim , and the seraphim -
aphim to the cherubim , until all the
lower orders of heaven hear the command -
mand and go forth on the high behest.
Now , bring on your ! ions ! Who can
fear ? All the spectators in the angelic
gallery are our friends. "He shall give
his angels charge over thee , to keep
thee in all thy ways. They shall bear
thee up in their hands , lest thou dash
thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt
tread upon the lion and adder ; the
young lion and the dragon shalt thou
trample under foot. "
Though the arena be crowded with
temptations , we shal : , with the angelic
help , strike them down in the name of
our God , and leap on their fallen carcasses -
casses ! Oh , bending throng of bright ,
angelic faces , and swift wings , and
lightning foot ! I hail you , today , from
the dust and struggle of the arena.
I look again , and I see the gallery of
the prophets and apostles. Who are
those mighty ones up yonder ? Hosea ,
and Jeremiah , and Daniel , and Isaiah ,
and Paul , and Peter , and John ,
and James. There sits Noah ,
waiting for all the world to come
into the ark ; and Moses , waiting till
the last Red Sea shall divide ; and
Jeremiah , waiting for the Jews to return -
turn ; and John , of the Apocalypse ,
waiting for the swearing of the angel
that Time shall be no longer. Glorious
spirits ! Ye were howled at ; ye were
stoned ; ye were spit upon ! They have
been in the fight themselves ; and they
are all with us. Daniel knows all about
lions. Paul fought with beasts at
In the ancient amphitheatre , the
people got so excited that they would
shout from the galleries to the men Tn
the arena : "At it again' " "Forward ! "
"One more stroke' " "Look out ! " "Fall
back ! " "Huzza ! huzza ! " So in that
gallery , prophetic and apostolic , they
cannot keep their peace. Daniel cries
out : "Thy God will deliver thee from
the mouth of the lions ! " David ex-
claims : //IIo will not suffer thy foot
to bo moved ! " Isaiah calls out : "Fear
not ! I am with thee ! Be not dismayed ! "
Paul exclaims : "Victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ ! " That throng of
prophets and apostles cannot keep
still. They make the welkin ring with ,
shouting and hallelujahs.
I look again , and I see the gallery of
the martyrs , Who is that ? Hugh Lat-
Imer , sure enough ! He would not apologize -
ogize for the truth preached ; and so ho
died , the night before swinging from
the bed-post in perfect glee at the
thought of emancipation. Who are
that army of six thousand six hundred
and sixty ? They are the Theban
Legion rho died for the faith. Here
is a larger host In magnificent array
-eight hundred and eighty-four thou-
sand-who perished for Christ In the
persecutions of Diocletian. Yonder is a
family group , Felicitas , of Rome , and
her chlltlren , While they were dying
for the faith she stood encouraging
them. One son was whipped to death
by thorns : another was flung from a
rock ; another was beheaded. At last
the mother became a martyr. There
they are , together-a family group in
heaven ! Yonder Is John Bradford ,
who said , In the fire , "We shall have a
merry supper with the Lord to-night' "
Yonder Is Henry Voes , who exclaimed ,
as he died , "if I had ten heads , they
should all fall off for Christ ! " The
great throng of the martyrs ! They
had hot lead poured down their
throats ; horses were fastened to ther !
hands , and other horses to their feet ,
and thus they were pulled apart ; they
had their tongues pulled out by red-
hot pincers ; they were sewn up in the
skins of animals , and then thrown to
the dogs ; they were daubed with combustibles -
bustibles and set on fire ! If all the mar-
tyrs' stakes that have been kindled
could be set at proper distapce , they
would make the midnight , all the world
over , bright as noonday ! And now they
sit yonder in the martyrs' gallery. For
them the fires of persecution have gone j
out. The swords are sheathed and the
mob hushed. Now they watch us with
an all-observing sympathy. They know
all the pain , all the hardship , all the
anguish , all the injustice , all the pri-
vation. They cannot keep still. They '
cry : "Courage ! The fire will not con-
sume. The floods cannot drown. The
lions cannot devour ! Courage ! down
there In the arena. "
What , are they all looking ? Thls
night we answer back the salution they
give , and cry , "Hail ! Sons and daughters -
ters of the fire ! "
I look again , and I see another gallery -
lery , that of eminent Christians. What
strikes me strangely is the mixing ! a
companionship of those who on earth
could not agree. There I see Martin
Luther , and beside him a Roman Catholic -
olic who looked beyond the superstitions -
tions of his church and is saved. There
is Albert Barnes , and around him the
Presbytery who tried him for hetero- I
dory ! Yonder fs Lyman Beecher , and
the church court that denounced him !
Stranger than all there is John Calvin
and James Arminius ! Who would have
thought that they would sit so lovingly
together. There is George Whitefield ,
and the Bishops who would not let him
come into their pulpits because they
thought him a fanatic. There are the
sweet singers , Toplady , Montgomery ,
Charles Wesley , Isaac Watts , and Mrs.
Sigourney. If heaven had had no music
before they went up , they would have
started the singing. And there , the
band of missionaries : David Abed ,
talking of China redeemed ; and John
Scudder , of India saved ; and David.
Brainerd , of the aborigines evangelized -
ized ; and llrs. Adoniram Judson , whose
prayers for Burmah took heaven by
violence ! All these Christians are looking -
ing into the arena. Our struggle is
nothing to theirs. Do we , in Christ's
cause , suffer from the cold ? They
walked Greenland's icy mountains. Do
we suffer from the heat ? They sweltered -
tered in the tropics. Do we get fatigued -
tigued ? They fainted , with none to
care for them but cannibals. Are. we
persecuted ? They were anathema.
There is said to be a total of 4S2 systems -
tems of shorthand in practical use.
Orange growers of Southern Call-
fornia have realized $1,550,000 for their
The Income of the London Daily Telegraph -
egraph is said to be about $650,000 per
Thirty per cent of the iron made is fl
Tennessee is sold outside the Southern
There are now 249,273 Indians in this
country , or were at the taking of the
Illinois stands third among the states
in the unmber of its milch kine , with
Pomona County , California , will produce -
duce 750 tons of apricots this year ,
against 2,800 tons last year.
A snake alleged to be fourteen feet
long , steals chickens , ducks and geese
at Cold Spring Harbor , L. I.
The largest map of the world is is
fifteen feet wide and 126 feet long.
Bucharest has the reputation of being
the place of residence of the greatest
number of swindlers in the world.
In 1889 , 10,250,410 bushels of flax
seed and 241,389 pounds of fiber were
produced on 1,318,698 acres in this
Beer frozen and called "hops frappe"
is very popular in the Sunday resorts
of Philadelphia since the enforcement
of the Sunday law.
JUST FOR FUN.
"And you say your father was wounded -
ed in the war ? " "Bad , sir. " "Was he
shot in the ranks ? " "No , sir-In the
Tom-"I can't realize , old man , that
you are a father. " George-"Can't you ?
Just come round and spend the night
with me. "
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