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C-, tv f V * e XTs ,*•> , IOWA. WEDNESDA 1XJONA, IOWA SENATOR FARWEU/S faith in the future of rnin making is fairly pathetic in its .simplicity. \8 IP Washington were • not plagued Enough by congress, it is now suffering from a scourge of flees. THE stnte of South Dakota has of late been overwhelmed by people from other states seeking for divorce. The reason for Ihis appenfs to be not so much ihe liberality of the statute as to causes for which divorce can be gi anted as the brevity of the period of residence—ninety days—if l ,er which an applicatibn can be filed. The.obvious remedy for the evil would bq to increase the required period to at least one year, and then to require some evidence that the petitioner is not a residence for divorce purposes only. It is the plain duty of every state to discourage as much as possible the formation of divorce colonies. Such matters should be tried and decided in the localities where the merits of the case are more readily arrived at. EVERY day the two great English speaking nations of the world are drawing more closely together. The poein which was made the principal feature of the unveiling of a statue of Robert Burns at Ayr about a fortnight ago woo composed and read by the United States consul at E'lin- burg. He poiiEoasea a remarkably Scottish name, it is true—Wallace Bruce; but he •was none thd less the official representative of the American branch of the family, and the part given him in the ceremony shows how much at home he was entitled to consider himself. THE prompt action of Admiral Belknap in command of the Asiatic squadron in Chinese waters for the protection of American interests upon the breaking out of the recent religious riots, is highly commended. Admiral Belknap is a New Hampshire boy and his courage and de' 'ion have been fully demonstrated in ..ny years of honorable service. To the tullost extent of the means at his command he may be depended upon to preserve the honor of the American flag and protect the right of American citizens. A CENSUS bulletin tins been issued showing the valuation of the real and personal property of the several states and territories. The assessed value of till proprrty has incrptueti from $16.902,993,548 in 1880 to $24,249,589,804 in 1890. nn increase during the c'ecudo of $7,846,596261, an amount equivalent to the true value of all property as returned by the census in 1850 ($7,1135,780,228). Shoald it bo found upon the completion of the inquiry in relation to tho true value of all proprrty in the United Slates, that the same relation exists in 1890 between assessed valuation and the true valuation as it existed in 1880, the absolute we.illh of the United States, according to tlio llth census, may bo estimated at 862,210,000,000, or nearly $1,000 per capita, as against §164 per cupita in 1SCO, §780 perc-npifii in 1870 and $870 per capita in 1880. If this rate keeps up much longer every mother's son of us will hi'ive a competence. ITII'lfi SAV1HS CONKEUKHATIOX. The 600th anniversary of tho beginning of the Swiss conferation will bo celebrated this summer, not only in Switzerland, but by the various Swiss societies in this and other countries. Tho day of the forming of tlio "everlasting longue," from which modern Switzerland has developed, was August 1, 1281. Those six centuries have been tho most wonderful in ninny roapects of all timo, und to rehito tho history of this fragile yet strong liUlo nation, would bo to tell the story of all Europe since the middle airns. Americans, whoso interest in republican institutions is naturally intense, may Und tho rounding-uut of Una lone period of Swiss history nn inspiration to sfiidy its course from tho beginning The United,'States can hardly be compared with t.lui confederation of Alpine canton?, so different have been the conditions of growth, yet between them there is something in common of morn than ordinary significance. Each in its own way bus been In-lvi: the great experiment of KAl-SH IM1MUSONM K.NT. A Liverpool maid servant has just been awarded thirty-five pounds damages in a suit for false imprisonment, brought ngaiupt two policemen who took it into their bends to uvrcst her one dark night for the < ffense of being on her way home. The verdict has been received with distinct marks of pleasure by her countrymen. It s M, pitv that u few suits of this kind arc not brought with us, though whether they cou'd bu brought to a successful issue is a question. CnrUiinly occasion is no wanting. Take the case of \the young woimm in Caoulen, N. J., a few days ago, who, together with H young nmii who ran to her assistance, was hauled off to the station housd because she had nearly been the victim of an atrocious assault. Tho ignorant booby who could make, such a mi-.lulie ought, to bo dismissed froi" any police force: that goes without faying, but the community ought also to have the pleasure of seeing a legal condemnation net on this sort ot intolerublu injustice, to aay nothing of the bffjont of tie fueling of the victims. OENEBAIi NOTES. ST I'AUL bankers say they. cannot fur- ninh enuugb money for all the wheat. < . SUPT. Porter eatimatpa the wealth o the United State at 862,210,000,000. If is sni-J that Jay Gould is seriously ill and has gone to Soda Springs, Idaho, for treatment, EXPERTS and scientists come to the con- cjusitm that the holy coat was made in the time of Christ. A COLD rain in Indiana killed _offi the army of grasshoppers which had invaded the state TUB amount of 4J£ per'cent, bonds continued at 2 per cent lo date is $20,863,650. DOUGLASS, ex-nutyor of Mon- moulh; 111., and a Mexican war veteran, is dead. TnE state auditor furnishes some interesting figures on the crops_ of Minnesota, showing a large increase in acreage and yield. HON. GKOHGE SNEER, an ex-mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, dropped dead of heart disease Tuesday. Ho was 67 years of age. IT is estimated by the special agent of the government who has just returned from Alaska that the poachers haves secured 40.000 seals this year. ON Friday, Interstate Commerce Coin missioner Walter L. Bragg, of Alabama, died at Spring Lake, N. J. ASSISTANT SKCKETAIIY NKTTLETON has been called to Oberliu, Ohio, by the serious illness of a near relative. RoitRiiT D, RAY, late chief justice of the supreme court%of Missouri, is'dead. Ue was born in Kenturky in. 1817. LEO LOWKNSTEIN, thirteen years old, has been sent to an aaylumn in New York from the uae of cigarettes. Ex UNITED STATES SENATOR 8. C. POMKRY, of Kansas, died in Whiteus- ville, Mass., Thursday morning, aged 76 years. Two MEN, each named A. H. Whitney, but neither relatives nor acquaintances, died at the same hotel in Detroit, Mich., Wednesday uiorninif. IOWA'S weekly crop bulletin says all the conditions during the past week have been favorable to the corn crop. THE body found in St. Paul Friday, proves to be that of George J. Oaborn.the Minneapolis elevator agent who disappeared a week ago. FRANCIS M. CHURCHMAN, of the banking firm of Fletcher & Churchman, of Indianapolis, and one of the wealthiest men in Indiana, is dead, aged filty-nino years. DIRECTORS of the Hebrew benevolent society and the Hebrew hospital and asylum association, at Baltimore, have raised $250,000 for th3 protection of Jewish refugees from Russia. THE United States commissioners to Behring sea, have returned to Nanaimo on the steamer Albatross, having concluded their labors. The British commissioners are also returning, and will rejich Victoria in a few days. DIVERS have discoverde and old wreck in Newport harbor which is believed to oe that of one of the seven vessels sunk by thf British in Newport hnrbor Aug. 8, 1778, at the time Comet de Estaing forcer) his way with part of his fleet and anchored between Great Island and Cunonicut. ^AI/IIKKT SALISBURY, a milk dealer of Jtu'khon, Mich., left his home Tuesday morning and has not been seen since. He is fifty-four years of age and has been in business in Jackson sixteen years. Hr was well provided with money wh«n he disappeared. FOREIGN. FUAIIOE and Germany are preparing for another war. were Hlled and .thousands injun d by tint cyclone- in Martinique. IN London Mr. Wutta, a wife-murderer, wan hanged Tuesday morning. IT is reported that the Russian government is about to place a partial embargo on the export of oats. SKVKHE storms are reported on the Spanish coast. A number of vessels have been wrecked, and great damage has been done. PRESIDENT SACASO, of Nicaragua, in preventing ii revolution Kent two ex-presidents and other prominent citizens into exile. THE Norwegian collier Frey has burned to the water's edge and eight of hor crew drowned. A ii umucAN is occurred in Senegal, in which an Italian steamer and two cutters v,ero wrecked at Hanfirque and eighteen porsuiiM drowned. Tun dispute between the foreign representatives and the Chinese government has taken a favorable turn, and there is a prospect of mi amicable settlement. A TENEMENT house, inhabited by ten persons of iho poorer class, was burned at Siindwell Saturday, Two persons were cremated, n woman was killed by jumping and two others were seriously injured. THE Norwegian collier Frey, bound from an English port for Drontheim, caught lire and bumod to the waters edte nfiur Bergen. Eight of her crew were drowned. Seven were saved, A TKUimii.it thunder storm swept over tbo Trieste district causing several fatalities. Lightning struck a church at Tuulis, on the Italian frontier, while the building was crowded with women. A fearful pnnic followed. Three women wnro lulled by lightnirg. . DURING a quarrel with his father Sund»y, at Paris, u young man named Bucon, belonging to an American family, attacked the former with a bowie-knite. Blabbing him horribly and finally cutting bin throat. Bacon, wL o is now under arrest, refuses to give any explanation of his criuio. . _ FIRES AND CASUALTIES. FIRE at McDonald, Pa., Friday destroyed over 11,000 barrels of oil. CiiAitiiKB McCAM.ui' and J.Martin were killed, and D-ivp Flahwrty injured, in a wreck on the Union Pacific near Brighton, Col. THIRTY FIVE bodies are recoveded from the wrecked building in New Vork. Tim otal number of missing is eighty-eight. CHARI.KSTON, Ark,, was burned Monday night. The total loss is 850,000. The court house and records wt re destroyed. JOBS ROWLAND,, a wealthy hqt man- ufactur 0 -" fell out cue of his factory windows, i't Y.mkess N. Y., a distance of 100 cet aud was instantly killed. AN Brie excursion train ran into a wagon ai killing John Malorifi. ; . ,, -,»-,,.»,, A NUMBER of Cottages weri feri&d Friday at Ocean Spray, Mass., neaf Boston. Two men.were burned to death as wave also two horses. Loss, $15,000. * AiJTfiun GoNfcoVER, of Princeton, 111 j aged 18, was struck by a train wbile crossing the C. B. & Q. tracks at Miles Saturday and instantly killed, . , EioiiT men at work in the new vfrater tunnftl off Park Row. Chicago, were badly injurer 1 by a gas explosion Wednesday morning. Miss BESSIE WANAMAKER, daughter of the postmaster general, and three other persons, were badly hurt Tuesday in agrip train accident ut Atlantic City, N. J. , FIRE at Lexington. Neb., Wednesday morning, destroyed the principal business block of the city, containing eight stores. The loss is about §40,000, with small insurance. A PASSENGER, train on the Western North Carolina railroad jumped a trestle Thursday morning, and went to the bottom of a deep ravine. Thirty six dead bodies have already been recovered from the wreck. Miss BERTHA TRAVIS, twenty years old, was riding with Selma Stewart at Tecutn- seb, Mich., Wednesday evening tfbeii their horse took fright at a band and ran away. Mi=s Travis was thrown out and instantly killed. Stewart was slightly injured, CRIME. OLE soldiers are being swindled by claim sharks in Washington. MARTIN PIERCE has been arrested at Kalamazo, Mich., for train-wrecking. MAYOH LAMBERT of Duraugo. Col., is a defaulter to the extent of $110,000 and a fugitive from justice. A PULLMAN porter of Chicago is charged with robbing a North Dakota man of several hundred dollars. JOHN HANBAHAN, a New York messenger boy, was sent out by a merchant to make some collections. He pocketed $600 and has not been seen since. Two Duluth Better carriers ( confess that ex-Deputy Postmaster Henry instructed them to steal overdue postage, A SHORTAGE of $15,000 has been discovered in tbe accounts of George J. Osborn, who suicided at St.' Paul recently. EDWARD ALBERTBON, secretary and teller of the Fidelity trust company bank at Tacoma, has fled with $9,000 of the bank funds. WILL IEWIP, colored, age eighteen years, was taken from the calaboose at Tullahoma, Tenn., Tuesday, by masked men and hanged to a tree. Lewis was a drunken rowdy, but bad been guilty of no grave crime so far a known. ONE hundred employes of a Harrisburg, Pa., electric line are in jail. They attempted to make connection between two pieces of track without the consent of the council. IN a street fight Thursday, with Milton K^nnell and his four sons, A. J. Montgomery and two brothers named Jurvis were killed. The Kennnlls are despe r adoes. Tbe wildest excitement prevails. WARDEN OAKES and other officials of the Vermont state prison have identified Almy as George H. Abbott a highwayman, who ebcaped that institution six years ago. KITTIE WOOD went walking with Gttir^e Wilkinson at Flint, Mich., last Wednesday evening and has not since been seen. Wilkinson has been arrested. HENUY C. VANNATTA a well known real estate man of Philadelphia, has absconded, leaving debts behind him aggregating $20,000 or more. A NKGRO cut the throat of a boy named H«nry Par, at Han ton, Ala., Friday. The murderer was captured and lynched by a mob. Two negroes attempted to wreck an Illinois Central train near Holly Springs, Tenn., Monday. They are under arrest. DANIEL APVEALTIIY, a farmer living in Logan cc.unty, Illinois, was shot by a chicken thitf Monday night. AN Italian lalorar who was detected robbing the body of one of the victims of Saturday's disaster in New York was on Tuesday pentenced to six months in pnson. SOLOMON KAUFMAN, who disappeared from' his home in Sht-lbyville, ind., one \yeek ago, was found dead behind his barn Sunday, with a bullet in his head and a revolver in his baud. FRANK JOHNSON, of New York, Sunday night shot himself in his room in the Bingham house, Philadelphia, with a 41- cnlibrr revolver. He was taken to the Jf ft'erson hospital and is not expected to recover. TOM FRENCH was arrested in St. Louie, Mo,, Monday, for burglary. After collecting the booty in the house visited by hi m he undressed and entered the bud occupied by the lady of the house, She resisted him, escaped, and ran into tho streets almost naked. WHAT A SPIDER DID. How a lattln Spider wax the M«uii8 of Kuinlnt n Nation. St. Louis Republic. When the French quartermaster, Dis- jonval, was confined in prison by the Dutch at Utrecht, he sought to beguile the tedium of bis prison life by attentively studying the habits of the spiders which frequented his cell; and eighteen years of imprisoment gave him leisure to be well versed in their ways. In December of 1794 the French army, on whose victory over the Dutch depended Dit-j mval's restoration to liberty, were in Holland and t}je victory seemed certain if the frost, which was then unprecedented severity, conthir ued. Tho Dutch envoys had failed to lugotiatea peace and Holland was des? pairing when the front sudlenly broke. Tbe Dutch were now exulting the French generals prepared to retreat; but the spiders of Dit-jonval's cell forewarned him that the thaw would be of short duration and he knew that bis little insect .weuther- niomtor never deceived him. .Accordingly he contrived to communicate his weather knowledge to the army of his countrymen and its generals, who duly estimate his (Dit-jonv.alV) character, relied upon his assurance that within a few days the waters would a?" in be frozen so as to be passable to the French troops. They de-lay cd their retreat; within twelve days a sharp freeze set in and the French army triumphed. Dii-jonval was released and a spider brought ruin to the Dutch, nation. Chinese Officials Who Came to the , pe|ense of the Missionaries are Justly Praised. Yilliatis Who Fabricate Storie? to Create Troiibleafe Found Nearlv Every Where* Women and Children Transferred: to Shanghai During: Riots Fomented by Malcontents* The addition as a cop pound called step- auite to the charge Qf iron and coke in a furnace changes the output to a conipou.ua, of iron and fetoel without submitting the metal to any further treatment. ! The history of Christian missionary work in China is full of persecutiphs and barbarities, which can only be compared to the sufferings of the early martyrs of the church. The reports of riots and threatened revolutions, together with the accompanying liorrors, all involving the missionaries and converts in the empife at the present time, are therefore no novelty to those familiar with the past. That they have called forth imperial decree ordering the governor generals and other functionaries to suppress the demonstrations against the Christians serves to allay the fears of the friends of the missionaries, but it really - affords but little protection for the individuals themselves so long as Chinese conspirators are encouraging revolutionary ideas in the central provinces^ Many theories are advanced to account for tbe present demonstration against the missionaries iu the "Flowery Kingdom." Several diffi rent things have a bearing upon the matter, but unquestionably back of the entire trouble is tbe socialistic society of the KolaghWei or "Elder Brothers," which was formed shortly af- the Tai-ping rebelliod in 1861. This society is composed of soldiers who have been retired. Until within a year or so apo these individuals were _ pensioners of the government. At that time, in the interest of economy, the government abolished the pension list, ana at once discontent followed The "Brothers" incensed at tbe government for its action and also at the Tartar dynasty which at present occupies the throne, have set about to retaliate. They are against economy, and hope to accomplish their designs by involving their country in war with souie foreign power, or obliging it to pay heavy indemnities to the countries, the property of whose citizens or subjects they damage or destroy. The famine in the Tangtse Kiang coun try, the schemes to place'a Chinese emperor on the throne, and several other objects and conditions of tht people aggravate the difficulty and render the present demonstration particularly serious to the Christian missionaries and native Christian clergy and converts. The true reasons for the agitation are, of course, withheld Irom the mass of the people who afsist in tearing down the missionary stations and in killing the inmates. The lower order of Chinese are particularly credulous, and it is an easy matter for a few daring revolutionists to play upon their credulity. As is well known the missionary work at present is confined almost solely to children. They are educated in schools first, and are taught Christian raoiality and religion as they increase in knowledge. In China the opinion prevails that the eyes and brains of a child are regarded by Christiins as a powerful remedial agent, in fact the most potent and valued med 1 icine known. In some im-t.inces, as at Woo-Hoo in May last, the report, was circulated that the Catholic missionaries' solicitude tor the welfare of children was but a subterfuge to train their confidence and then to kill them for their eyes and brains. It is even said that thefomentors of the trouble spirited away and even killed native children in _ order to give credence to the hideous lies. The looting of tho mission followed as a natural conse quence. Again, when the mission was demolished in Tang Yah Huen, in the province of Kiang Su, the reason assigned was that the mission building pressed too heavily upon the veins of-tne great dragon, whom all Cuinese venerate. Thewisht -of the niasonrj, it was said, was retarding the flow of blood in the dragon's veins—it was strangling. This idea was carefully spread among the populace, and when they became thoroughly arousad they raised the building to thp ground and relieved the earth dragon of the pressure, It has been noted that, while both Cntholio and Pro'estant nussions have suffered alike^ an the majority, of cases the former bave.niore t'rtqufnlly been the object of attack than the latter. This is accounted for partly becpause the Catholics have many more missions and converts than the Protestant, and also that thoy as a general rule, own their property while the latter occupy their premise^ by lease. The earth is -a thing divided to the Chinese, and the possession of any portion of it by "foreign devil"," as all Europeans are termed, is regarded by the. ignorant class as a profanation. This also has been used as a means of starting uprising?. Up to the present time there has been loss of life, so bar as can be learned, in but one instance. That was at Wu«uch, in the province of Hupek, where an American missionary, Mr. Argent 1 , and an English customs official, Mr. Green, were crusted to death by having stones of enormous weightheape.d upon them. In addition to the riots at Woo-Hoo and Wusuch, there have been others at Tan Yang Hucn-Yiang-chow, Nanking, Son- yiang, Soocbow and numerous other stations, mostly confined to the central provinces of the empire. The'Rev.Dr. ;D. N. Lyon. Vbo is in charge of the Presbyterian mission at Sob- chow, which is about thirty miles south of (he Wusuch, has written to the officials of the board of foreign missions of that church describing briefly the outrage a,r his station. He says: "When the wave of excitement reached WuHiioh wt begin to feel somewhat apprehensive; though on Monday, June 8, the day the Rrmrth Catholic missioh at Woq- Ho'o was burned, I preached to a quiet, well behaved audience at my Chang-men chapel. '•On Tuesday, June 9, by 10 o'clock in the morning, tho news of riot' at Wusuoh reached Soochow, and the excitement was intense. A telegram from United Stipes .Consul Leonard, at ShangUui, warded. UK of danger and, suggested tb - e ran w^ a l of ladies and children to Shanghai. The ex; citement.of cajjjng b.paU and ujpying, per- aonal baggage attracted a crowd at the Methodist miason, and there were indica- Pf ENBER 2,189L there were fottgl .make trouble, letter has been e Dr. Parker, but ritf.fWi»»e.l5ad; So Dr< Parker and I thougflte-best to go in person and appeal for help- We called chairs and reached the local magistrate's office about half past seven o'clock in "theevening. ' ! , "The magistrate sent orders for. soldiers, took H, hasty bowl of rice, and hurried to the scene of disturbance. By the time he arrived the crowd had increased to feveral thousands, and already brickbats had been thrown through sikne upper windows. - 'JTbd timely.' ariival oHhe Wgis<trate, and after hihr of several companies of troops, prevented this riot from going further. The day following—Wednesday —a large crowd gathered, and sevfral arrests were made for insolence. When I was about sitting down to iny noon meal a messenger,came,,saying that my chapel at Phang-tnen wa| beiHg IoT5tedi''> iftoofejmf dinner arfrt' walked; to 51th| v( iifiighbo$n# chair stanfl and hir|d a||8e9an,to.take|ide. to the Wu-yueri (district''niaeist"rat;e). Just before reaching the office, some rery febad fellows came running after my chair, shoutiug, 'kill the foreign devil I' The .chair coolies remonstrated, butxmly; got'a cursing for their pains. "Reaching the Wu-yuen, I found that the magistrate, having heard of the disturbances,, had gone in person ? to do what he couldi So I sat in the reception room until lieicame back. 'He hMarrested'one andbeaien anothei. who refused' to go home, wlie'h told to do so, an'fl ',h& thought there would be no more troubled He'ad- vised me not to go to the chapel, as it would only atfrnct a crowd and make mat- rers worse. After taking the conventional sip of tea, I left, after requesting a couple ot runners to follow me tor a short distance to rebuke any insolence that might be offered. "Upon inspecting the mission building I found that a hole had been broken in the rear wall of the chapel grounds, and that many > stones were thrown on the roof, breaking some tiles. A few dollars .will repair the damage done, so we may congratulate ourselves in having escaped a serious outbreak, by the good hand of God in raising up defenders for us in the. Very time when much'needed." In addition to the a.bove, Dr. Lyon ppeaks of the intense excitement of the six weeks previous and confirms the story re- fering to the brutality that accompanied the murders at Wusuch. He speaks, of both, victims as Englishmen, which has since been corrected by a special dii patch which identifies the slain missionary as Mr. Argent, an American. Other letter* have been received at the various missionary boards of the city, all of which confirm the report of outrage and that a 'wide-spread feeling of alarm for personal safety existed at the time of writing the letter in China. It is to the credit of the Chinese council of ministers that the imperial decree was issued so shortly after the news of the outrages was brought to the attention of the officials. This- was done oh June 12, and the document contains specific instructions to the authorities to arrest the leaders of the riots and inflict capita,! punishment upon them. The general impression that the Chinese government is hostile to the Christum missionaries is not shared by the officials of the various missionary societies, They say that the, government of the country has of recent years greatly aided them. Whatever opposition the chriatains meet at the present time is attributed to the circumstances set forth in the decree, which, says that ''it is evident that, among the rioters there are some powerful outlaws whose, object is to secretly contrive and plan to fan discontent among the people by circulating false rumors and causing them to become agitated and excited, and then to avail themselves of the opportunity to rob and plunder, and pence- able and law, abiding persons are enticed and led to j iin them, resulting in a ter- mendous uprising." And again:—"The doctrine of Christianity has for its purpose teaching of men to be giod. Chinese converts are subjects to China, and are amenable to the local authorities. Peace aud quiet should reign among the Chinese and missionaries. . "But ijherfli are reckless fellows who fabricate stories that have no foundation in fact for the purpose of creating trouble. Villians of this class are not.few;in;;number and are to be found everywhere." Ofher than these causes the'only difficulty that the missionaries encounter arises from local opposition to them in various outlying provinces or among the hill tribes of the interior, who are little else than bandits, and robjind murder Europeans and Chinese. The work of the_ missionaries in China is pradmilly gaining strenpth and im- P°tu*. Previous to the Nanking treaty in 1842; which opened up the .five ports of CantOTi'V • A'moy, Nmg Po, Shanghai and' KoQ-Clipo, tbe work wan necessarily civ- cum'cribed, and even the Jesuit missions, which had been established in the early, pirt of the sixteenth century by the immediate successor of SI;. Franch Xav er, were in a languishing condition. 1'he trealy ^ranted equal .privileges to ail secti, but confined the work of the missionaries .to,the seaports. After the Tai-ping rebellion in 1861, .which resulljei} jii the total destruction \oj. four nus|Jibna and the extermination of teiv ^.thpusaud. converts,' treaties were signed that..grj&t^, ed greater protection. to the jnissipnafies,. and gave thc-m an enlarged field, for work, Gradual I $ the. nijssibn stations are push'; ing furl h'-rund .further into the interior,;, and recently thp'In.la,nd Missionary society ,was oryrani^ed.for the purpose of confining tlieir work to the inland provinces.^, Under ordinary circumstances .it,is only in" such territory tVut persecutions .are resorted to, and the hope of the< AuWiqan boards of missions tnat these would; shortly cease was high until the recent trouble was announced. :: ;Jdisaionary work in China is_ conducted upon an educational basis, but in addition there have been many important hospitaln established, and thes,e have contributed largely to the relief of the inhabitants. In addition to the churches, missions, schools and hospitals," the work of' spreading' thu doctrines of Christ is carried on by itiner. unt clergymen, who in their wandering* are often subjnctecl to mo4 fearful bard- sbjps and great indignities, not, jnfre? qupptly paying for tfyeiij (seat' 'wi^p itheir, lives.' ' ' .''-'•• ' •' ; .. In addition to the Jesuit missionaries, who hare, the greatest number of established stations and huve converted nearly five hundred thousand Chinese, there are represented in the Empire thirty Protestant societies both denominational and non sectarian. 'These latter comprise both Europeans and Americans, and have established, according to the last statistics, 1,701 stations and out stations, which are conducted by 537 ordained clergymen and 78 lay brothers. The wives of 853 of the jsicftaries are assisted in the work by i |wdliien ^teachers. The native woikere " The*e socitie* hive 871 regular preaefe ing places and 439 churches. Their Sink day schools are attended by 10.877 pupij5 They have 47 schools f )r higher education with 1,459 pupils fthrl 700 commo'n school attended by, 23,823 pupils. The total number of Protestant communicants ii given as 40.330. _ MISANTHROPISTS AVENGED. A kittle Newnbojr Shows How The^ tTfigratefu] ' World. A cast-off hat, and two old brick? met in front of Dr. Perry's last night, says the New York Sun. Said the hat to the bricks: _"! have spent my best days in the service of man, only to be cast off in my old «ge. Woulddhat il'd never been bornl" J'Like." yoti)-!' Said tithe bricks, "aince childhood we^have-'dotte man's bidding. Ltfng };eftr,8 we*tdbd.,be'tween him and the storm in yonder great building, and now he has cast us out, and nothing remains for us but the garbage dumps." "Stay, f fiends," said a little newsboy. "Would you be revenged on mankind place yourselves in my hands and I will see to it." The hat and the bricks welcomed the chance to get square. The ne \vsboy told the bricks to hide in 'tbe hat, andihen he took the hat; and put-it in front of ithe Sun office righlj in the riath of travel. How the people did hate that hat! A gleam of anger sprang into every eye the instant it rested on it. Then the owner of the eye would back off and would run toward it. One foot .would shoot out. Thu next instant 'he" -would yell "wow!" and, seizing his muddy shoe in his hand, would liinp off uttering strange words. The newsboy danced with g_lee and held his sides keep from falling to pieces. ' The hat and the bricks rolled over t gether into the gutter, so delighted were they. The boy would put them back in the path of travel every time. In an hour the hat and the bricks had revenged themselves on no less than forty human -.beings, including one woman. The newsboy said it was too funny. He couldn't stand it any longer; so he picked them up aud hid them in the hallway, where anyone coming down-stairs might 'fall and break his neck over them. He promised, provided no one did thisi to come back ,f or them when he.vha,d.i^6ld his papers, and they would have another inning of revenge. PICCADILLY. I'KOBABl/Sr Mvbterloua Disappearance of a Man, and ' MASON CITY, Iowa, Aug. '28.^-Thornton I' fifteen- miles south ot here, is greatly excited over a supposed murder. Peter Lai son and William D arrow have bfoa working 'a; farm par Thorntpg.) They nave quarreled often of late. Saturday Larson disappeared. Neighbors gre ff suspicious and went to the house,, to see what had become of Larson. Da-rrow said he was away threshing. This ihe -Beighbors did not believe. Wbila looking about, the . house they discovered Bloo^til^s o» the kitchen floor.i There ^ere- also;, pools pf blood in the barn. It is believed that Larson was murdered. _ The steamer City of Paris consumes. on an average '<580 tons of coal per day whua on hw voyage, A Walk Down Thl» Beautiful Street of London. Scribnor. Now. if we take Piccadilly as the representative beautiful street of London, we cannot deny that it has some advantages. Starting from Regent street in the east, it runs westward, at first narrow enough and commonplace, with a plain church on the left with the Burlington House and its picture gallary, a large commodious modern edifice, on the right, for the rest lined with ordinary shops displaying waterproofs, boots, books (Mr. Quarilch's shop and vast collection is here), and similar articles of commerce. Where St. Jauiris's street descends abruptly to the left there is a view of . St. James's palace, a lugubrious royal residence, uninhabited by royalty, which "excites ;! the \wonder of foreigners on account '6f':, its mea^v.ag- pearence." .Then comes .ArliEgtoh'streeT" 1 with the palazzo of LirdfSalisbury, and' after that break, the best 'pirfript- Piccadilly begins. Ail-along the left- side are the trees and verdure of the Green park. The right hand foot-.pathv Hows, so to speak; . benejith houses,, of which Mr. Lottie say« m bis. "History. of London," that "tho'ugtt built with, very- little regard to. cost, not one of them- presents any architectural features. worth notice, or, indeed;,' worthy of the situation.'" . ; v r Sp :the 'wids;/ thoroughfare;, takes its western way j on one side is ? grass, chestnut-trees, nurses, children;-' hawthorns, on the other side are tall houses, not "worthy of the situation." Clubs, palaces of the rich or noble, a shop here aud there, line the right hand side, and finally, after tho road ascends again, we have the Duke of Wellington's arch and .statue nn the left, in a space now much widened ancWimproved, and; on -the right, is Apsley house, where the old duke lived and died, and 'Hyde Park corner,- the park gates, the naked statue of Achilles, and an effigy of Lord Byron with his dog Boatswain, which art owes to'.the contested gfinius of Mr. Beit, or,. as others declared, of Mr. Belt and an "artist's ghost." A SPIOEK CHANK. He Devoted a ilfftluie to Collecting: specimens of Spiders. ',!0ne of the curious things of .this life," remarked an ex-congressman, "is the devotion of some men to an idea without regard to the, opinion of the rest of the world and without ho re of reward. I know of a man from ray state who has devoted a lifetime to spiders. He died in the Alps, where he has been for two years collecting specimens of spiders, H-i sacrificed his life to spiders. He has left a collection ot some twenty-eight^ thousand distinct varieties. You hardly _ think there were man; more c-piders in existence. 'Tlijjs man has them stuck up in, sections, jn glasses fully labelled. t , • "He began iooling with spiders when a boy. He had a room that he would allow no one to'syeep'or clean,, and encouiac'ed the splders/to, such ajnT.e'xtent, that they -would come, tp bim.<lnJd feed out of his haild. He 'discovered that by repeatedly destroying a web a 'spider searched a stage where his power of reproducing web is exhausted. When that; stage was reached the spider attacked another spider, ' killed him and took his ball pf web from him. Just like a human beiijg, don't you see? Before this man died, he embalmed his own knowledge of spiders in two volumes. •He was a spider crank."""'""' ijtl I ta ^4iwr-*ifcVVitn-ii--*

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