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9he f HiMt §tx\w. VUMJIBHM BVBRT SATURDAY —BY— W. N. BURDIOK. THUMB: e)1.60 Per Year, Otrlotly Ad van co The IItot AdvtrtUtng Medium to reach Hie four north-etutern tounties- Offlco Bomhweet Corner Lawler and Tlldon Rtn ADVERTISING RATES: W. N. BURDICK , Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TEHMB: $1.50, IrpAiD IN ADVANNCE. VOLUME XiX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1891, NUMBER 23. TlMK 1 In. a in. 4 In. I week |I 00 |1 M «3 60 X weeks ... 1 r ,o S SB » 75 3 week* ... 2 00 3 00 5 00 1 month a so 8 78 0 23 S months. S 00 4 50 0 on 3 months.. 4 00 0 IB 11 2.1 4 months.. B 50 8 on 15 00 1 10 00 18 00 18 Oil — $1 00 B 75 7 50 9 • II 7S 10 00 SO 00 80 00 $•5 00 8 00 10 00 12 00 17 00 s; oo 32 00 45 00 |I0 00 13 00 It 00 10 0» SB 00 35 00 50 00 80 00 lliislness cards not exo-eillng Are linen, JR. Legal ndvi'itisnienta nt legal rates. Adrertleo- inonls h'.ierled with no snoclllo time will be nulilUhel mil I ordero.l out nnf charged for ae- conllnBly. Ail bills pnyabl • qimrterly. "A POOR INVESTMENT." Rov. T. Do Witt Talmago Talks to Kansans at Topoka. A Lire or Sin, nut a l'oor Capital with 'Which to IICKIII the Other I .lfo In Kternlty— Itolcitfle Only Through the Illood or Christ. Tho following discourse wnsdcltvered by Rev. T. DeWItt Talrangc to a large congregation nt Topeka, Kits., on a re- eent Sabbnth, The text wus: Vo have sold yourselves for naught | and ye almll be rcuei-mnd without monoy.—Isulub 111.. 8. The Lord's people had gone headlong into sin, and as a punishment they had been carried captivate linbylon. They found that iniquity did not pay. CyruB seized Babylon, and felt so sorry for those poor captives that, without a dollar of compensation, he let them go home. So, that literally, my text was fulfilled: ; 'Yo havo sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall bo redeemed without money." There is enough Gospel in this text for fifty sermons. There are pcrsonB here who have, like the people of tho text, sold out. You do not seem to belong either to yourselves or to "tho world, the flesh, and the devil," but the purchaser never paid up. "Ye have sold yourselves for nought." When a man passed himself over to the world he expects to get some adequate compensation. lie has heard the great tilings that the world does for a man, and he believes it He wants two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. That will be horses' and houses, and a summer resort, and jolly compuuiouship. To get it he parts with his physical health by overwork. He parts witli much domestic enjoyment. He parts with opportunities for literary oulturc. He parts with his soul. And •o he makes over hjs entire nature to the world. He does it in four installments. He pays down the first installment, and one-fourth of his nature is gone. He pays down the second installment, ami one-half of his nature is gone. He pays down the third, and three-quarters of his nature are gone; and after many years have gone by lie pays down the fourth installment, unci lot his entire nut are is gone. Then lie comes up to tho world and snys: "Goud morning. I have delivered to you tho goods. I have passed over to you my body, my mind, and my soul, and I havo come now to collect the two hundred and fifty thousand dollars." "Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars?" says the world. "What do you mean?" "Well," you say, "I come to collect the money you owe ine, und I expect you to fulfill your part of tho contract." "But," says the world. "I have failed. I am bankrupt. 1 can not possibly pay that debt. 1 have not for a long while expected to pay it." "Well," you then •ay, "give mo back tho goods." "Oh, no," says the world, "they are all gone. I can not cive them back to you." And there you stauil on the confines of eternity, your spiritual character gone, staggering under the consideration that "you have sold yourself for nought." I tell you the world is a liar; it does not keep its promises. It is a cheat, and it fleeces every tiling it can put its hands on. It is a bogus world. It is a six thousand-year-old swindle. Even if it pays the two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for which you contracted, it pays the in in bonds that will not be worth anything in a little while. Just as a rauu may pay down ten thousand dollars in hard cash and got for it worthless scrip, so the world passes over to you the two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in that shape which will not bo worth ti farthing to you a thousandth part of second after you are dead. "Oh," you say, "it will help to bury me, anyhow." Oh, my brother, you need not worry about that. The world will bury you soon enough from . sanitary considerations. Post-mortem emoluments are of no use to you. Tho treusuros of this world will not pass current in the future world, and if all tho wealth of the bank of Englund were put in the pocket of your shroud, and you in tho midst of the Jordan of doath were asked to pay three cents for your ferriage, you could not do it. There comes a moment in your existence beyond which all earthly values fall, and many a man has wakened up in such a time to find that lie has sold out for eternity, and has nothing to show for it. • I should as soon think of going to Chatham street to buy silk pocket-handkerehiofs with no cotton in them, as to go to this world sxpeating to find any permanent happiness. It has deceived und deluded every man who has over put his trust In it. History tells us of one who resolved that he would have ull his souses gratified at one und the same time, and he expended thousands of dollars on each sense. Ho entered a room, and there were the first musicians of the land pleasing his ear, und there-wore fine pictures fascinating his eye, and there were costly aroinatics regaling his nostril, and there were the richest meats, and wines, und confections, pleasing the appetite, and there wus a softoouoh of sinful indulgence on which he re- ollned; and the man deolared afterward that he would give ten times what he had given if ho could have one week of such enjoyment, even : though he lost his soul by itl Ahl that was the rubl Hs did lose his soul by itl Cyrus the Conqueror thought for a little while) that he wus making a fine thing* out of this world, and yet before he his grave he wrote out this pitiful epitaph for his monument: "I am Cyrus. I occupied the Persian empire. I was king oyej'.Asia. Begrudge me not this "monument." But the world in after years plowed up his sepulchor. The world clapped Its hands and stamped its feet in honor of Charles Lamb; but what does he say? "I walk up and down,'thinking I am happy, but feeliug I am not." Cftll the roll, and be quick about it. Samuel Johnson, the learnedl Happy? "No. I am afraid shall somo day get crazy." William Httzlitt, tho groat essaylstl Happy? . "No. I have been for two hours and • half going up and down Paternoster row with a volcano in my breast*' Bnaollet, the witty author! Happy? "No. I tm siuk of praise and blame, and I With to God that I had such ou-oum- atanoes around me that I could throw . W Pfi» law ob^vteB.;' Buchanan) th« ,,r, .wprl4;repQwned wrfto, exiled ft'ombf* W ';? w i» VJWto-'WBS* 1 ^ to HwrjrVIII.. intalns «Av«»-ed ; wtyb snow,, aid wretch of an actor just now recited four of my lines without the proper accent and gesture. To havo the children of my brain so hung, drawn and quartered tortures me like a condemucd spirit." I went to see a worldling die. As I went into tho hall I saw its floor was tessellated, and its wall was a picture gallery. I found his death-chamber adorned with tapestry until it seemed as if the clouds of the setting sun had settled in the room. The man had given forty years to tho world— his wit, his time, his genius, his talents, his soul. Did the world come in to stand at his death-bod, and clearing off the vials of bitter medicine, put down any compensation? Oh, nol The world does not like sick and dying people, and leaves them in the lurch. It ruined this man, and then left him. Ho had a magnificent funeral. All the ministers wore scarfs, and there were forty-three carriages in a row; but tho departed man appreciated not the obsequies. I want to persuade my audience that this world is a poor investment; that it does not pay ninety per cent, of satisfaction, nor eighty per cent., nor twenty per cent., nor two percent., nor one; that it gives no solace when ndead babe lies on your lap; that it gives no peace when conscience rings its alarm; that it gives no explanation in the day of dire trouble: and at the time of your decease it takes hold of your pillowcase, and shakes out the feathers, and then jolts down in the placo thereof sighs, und gronns, and execrations, and then makes you put your head on it. Oh, ye who have tried this world, is it a satisfactory portion? Would you advise your friends to make the investment? No. "Ye have sold yourselves for nought." Your conscience went. Your hope went. Your Bible went. Your Heaven went. Your God wont. When a sheriff under a writ from the courts sells a man out, the officer generally leaves a few chairs aud a bed, and a few cups and knives; but in this awful vendue iu which you havo been engaged the auctioneer's mallet has come down upon body, mind and soul. Going!, Gone! "Ye have sold yourselves for nought." How could you do so? Did you think that your soul was a mcro trinket which for a few pennies you could buy a toy shop? Did you ever think that your soul, if onco lost, might bo found again if you went ont with torches and lan- torns? Did you think that your soul was short-lived, and that, panting, it would soon lie down for extinction? Or had you no idea what your soul was worth? Did you ever put your forefingers on its eternal pulses? Have you not felt the quiver of its peerless wiug? Have you not known that, after leaving the body, the first step of your soul reaches to the stars, and tho next stop to the farthest outposts of God 's universe, and that it will not die until the day when tho everlasting Jehovah expires? Oh, my brother, what possessed you that yon should part with your soul so cheap? "Ye havo sold yourselves for nought" But I havo some good news to toll you. I want to engage in a litigation for the recovery of that soul of yours. I want to show that you have been cheated out of it. I want to prove, as I will, that you were crazy on that subject, and that the world, under such circumstances, had no right to take the title deed from you; and if yon will join mo I shall got a decree from tho High Chancery Court of Heaven reinstating you into the possession of your soul. Oh," you say, "I am afraid of lawsuits; they are so expensive, and I cdn not pay the cost." Then have you forgotten the last half of my text? "Ye have sold yourself for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money." Money "s good for a great many things, but it can not do anything in this mutter of tho soul You can not buy your way through. Dollars and pounds sterling means nothing at the gate of mercy. If you could buy your salvation. 1 leaven would bo a great speculation, an extension of Wall street, Bad men would go up nnd buy out the place, and leave us to shift for ourselves. But as monoy is not a lawful tender, what is? 1 answer: Blood! Whose? Are we to go through? Oh, no; it wants richer blood than ours. It wants a king's blood. It must be poured from royal arteries. It must bo a sinless torrent. But where is tho king? I soo a great many thrones lind a groat many ocuu- parts, yet none of them soem to be coming down to the rescue. But after awhile tho clock of the night in Bethlehem strikes twelve, and the silver pendulum of a star swings across tho sky, and I see the King of Heaven rising up, and He descends and stops down from star to star, and from oloud to cloud, lower and lower, until He touches the sheop-cov ered hills, and then on to another hill, thiB lust skull-shaped, und there, at the sharp stroke of persecution, a rill incarnadine triokles down, and we who could not be redeemed by money are redeemed by precious and imperial blood. We have in this day professed OhrU- tians who are so rarefied and ethereal ized that they do not want a religion of blood. What do they wunt? You seem to want a religion of brains. The Bible says: "In the blood is the life." No atonement without blood. Ought not tho apostle to know? What did he say? "Ye are redeemed not with corruptible things, suoh as silver and gold, but by the precious blood of Christ." You put your lancet into the arm of our holy religion, and withdraw the blood, and you leave it a more corpse, fit only for the grave. Why did God command the priests of old to Btrlke the Unite . into the kid, and tho goat, and the pigeon, and the bullock, and the lamb? Jt was so that when the blood rushed out from thoso animals on the floor of the ancient tabernacle the people should be compeled to think of the coining carnage of tho son of God. No blood no atonement. I do not know how you will getaway from this subject. You see that you are Bold out, and that Christ wants to buy you back. There are throe persona who coma after you to-day: God the Father, God tho Bon, and God the Holy Ghost. They unite their throe omnipo­ tences in one movement for your salvation, You will not take up arms against the Triune God, will you? Is there enough muscle in your arm tor such a combat// By the highest throne in Heaven, i*nd by the deepest uhusmin hell, I beg you Jook out. y0# .allow Qhyifit to p,a,rry awa^, yOttr tin*, •UQW rus, loosening your Babylonish captiv- Ity. I think that God intended to impress us with a vividness of that color. The green of I he j.-rass, the bine of tho sky, would not have startled and aroused us like this. deep crimson. Itisnsif God had said: "Now, sinner, wake up and see what the Saviour endurod for you. This is not water. This is not wine. It is blood. It is tho blood of My own Son. It is tho blood of the Immaculate. It is the blood of God." Without the shedding of blood is no remission. There has been many a man who in courts of law has pleaded "not guilty," who nevertheless hah been condemned because there was blood found on his hands, or blood found in his room; and what shall wo do in the last day if it be found that wo have reoruei- fied the Lord of glory and have never repented it? You must believe in tho blood or die. No escape. Unless you let the sacrifice of Jesus go in your stead you must yourself suffer. It is either Christ's blood or your blood. Oh," says some one, "the thought of blook sickens me." Good. God intended it to sicken you with your sin. Do not act ns though you had nothing to do with that t'alvarian massacre. You had. Your sins were the implements of torture. Those implements were not made of steel, and iron, und wood, so much as out of your sins. Guilty of homicide, and this regicide, and this doicidc, confess your guilt to-day. Ten thousand voices of Heaven bring in the verdict, against you of guilty, guilty. Prepare to die, or believe in that blood. Stretch yourself out for the sacrifice or accept the Saviour's sacrifice. Do not fling away your one chance. Would yon like to be free? Here is tho price of your liberation—not monoy, but blond. I tremble from head to foot, not because I V'aryour presence, but because 1 fear that you will miss your chance for immortal rescue. This is the alternativetlivinclyput: "liethat believcth on the Son shall have over- lasting life, and he that believcth not on the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abidcth on him." In the last day, if you now reject Christ, every drop of that sacrificial blood, instead of pleading for your release as it woilld have pleaded if you had repented, will plead against you. O Lord God of the judgment day avert that calamity! Let us see the quick Hash of the eiineter that si ay a the sin but saves the sinner. Striko, omnipotent God, for the soul's deliverance! Heat, () eternal sea, with all thy waves against the barren bench ol that rocky soul and make it tremble. Oh! the oppressiveness of the hour, the minute, the second, on which the soul's destiny quivers, and this is that hour, that minute, that second! Some years ago there came down a fierco storm on the sea coast, and a vessel got in the breakers and was go* iug to pieces. They threw up somo signal of distress ami the people on shore saw them. They put out, in a life boat. They cume on, and they saw the poor sailors, almost exhausted, cling' ing to a raft, and so afraid were the boatmen that, the men would give up before they got to them, they gave them three rounds of cheers, and cried: Hold on, there! hold on! We'll save you!" After awhile the boat came up. One man was saved by having the boat- hook put in the collar of his coat, and somo in one way anil some in another; but they all got into the boat. "Now," says tho captain, "for the shore. Pull away now, pull!" Tho poo- plo on the land were afraid the lifeboat hud gone down. They said: How long the boat stays. Why, it must have been swamped and thoy havo all perished together." And there were men and women on the pier-heads and on the beach wringing their hands; aud while they watched and watched, thoy saw something looming up through tho mist, aud it turned out to be the lifeboat. As soon as it came within speaking distance tho people on the shore cried out: "Did you savo any of them? Did you save any of them?" And as tho boat swept through the boiling surf and came to the pier-head, the captain waved his hand ovor the exhausted sailors that lay fiat on the bottom of tho bout, and cried: "All saved! Thank Godl All saved!" So may it bo to-day. The waves of yaur sin run high, the storm is on yon, but I cheer you with the Gospel hope. God grunt that within the next ton minutes we may row with you into the harbor of God's mercy. And when those Christian men gather around to soo tho result of this service, and tho glorified gathering on the pier-hoads of Heaven to watoh and to listen, may wo bo able to report all savcdl Young and old, good uud bad! All saved! Saved for time. Saved for eternity. "And so It came to pass that thoy ail escaped safe to land." THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. It It Well to Koiuember) That 10 common sizod eggs weigh a pound,' That two teacupfuls butter well packed weigh a pound. That you can awoop a rug carpet muoh oloaner by sweeping acrosB the broadths, That to stir a little flour into mush when making will prevent its breaking when cut for frying. That one part of suet to two parts of lard rendered together, make a better moisture for frying purposes, than lard. That cold sliced potatooa fry hotter by sprinkling a little flour over them. That a ponny, or a larger silver piece will remove paint from glass readily. Just wet it and rub the paint. That milk will clarify boiling molasses. That galvanized iron wire is muoh better to hong clothes on in winter than a rone, as tbe will not freeze to it. That tumblers used for milk should first be rinsed in cold water, hot water drives tbe milk Into the glass. That cistern wiitoiv may be purified by hanging therein a bag of charcoal. • That lard may be sweetened by boiling in it a pared patato. HEARING POSPOXiCD. Drake Murder Case Couies up Again at, VinoftUA, Wis., Aug, 17,—Fowler and Carey, charged, with complicity in tbe Drake murder, were arraigned before Justice'Roberts thid morning; and on motion of District Attorney Smith their preliminary hewing was. posponed till (tig 24th.' neither has employed counsel. Fowler,' on- rigid examination by the district; attorney ' and sheriff lust night, Btuok to his former rtory thaji he was working at YTelahV neur thiB oity, at. the time ol the murd n, and was there i thflt^ghtv '£h,e Welehet, aeny this hut there ia A difference in their stories SEVEHAL Connecticut towns were shaken by earthquakes Sunday. LAND is purchased for another .lewiRh colony in New Jersey. JOHN D. GAMIILE, congressman-elect of South Dakota died quito suddenly. HEAVY rains in Kansas have improved the outlook for a large corn crop. AN extensive cave has been discovered three miles from Heilefountuin, Ohio. CAI.IKOIINIA'S wheat crop this year will reach 30,000,000 centals. THE wholesale rubber house of John M. Palmer, of Boston, has failed. J. M. CKAMMACK, the millionaire broker of Sun Francisco, has been misning sinco Saturday. THE calarins of the world's fair em­ ployes will have lo be cut in order to avoid a deficit. Boi/YDOKK DOUCIKVAL, silk manufacturer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., has assigned. His liabilities are $100,000; assets, 875,000. A IIITTKH fight has been begun between the siiirnr trust and Clans Sprecklcs. NATUKAI. gas in paying quantity has been struck at Kout?, Ind., at a depth of i:iO feet. TnEtteanier Orizaba from Mexico ports arrived in New York Monday with 490,000 Mexican silver dollars. OHIO farmers arc suffering heavy losses from the invasion of an army of grashop- pors. ON Monday, Mrs. Robinson Sawtclle, authoress and member of tir; Massachusetts bar, died. EniToit GEOIIOK JONES, of the New York Times, died Wednesday morning, aged 80 years. IT is said that Jay Gould is seriously ill and has gone to Soda Springs, Idaho, for treatment. low\'s weekly crop bulletin says nil the conditions during the past week have been favorable lo the corn crop. KEY. Dn. JOHN HENIIY HOI-KINS, one i f tho most distinguiscd clergymen of the protestont Episcopal church, died at Trov, N.Y.,agcd71. JAJIES RU 8 SKI.1I LOWELL, the poet politician, died at 2:10 Wednesday morning at his residence in Boston. EX-SKNATOU FAUWELL'S ruinmuking bombs were tested on Nelson MorriR 1 ranch at. Midland, Texas, and were successful. Mits. JAMES HIIOWN POTTEU says she made over $100,000 during her Australian tour. She will not return to America for a year or two. RKI'OKTS from all parts of tho province of Ontario state that the crops are the best in riany years. All grains are above llio average. Hay is hardly up to the average. Roots and fruits are fair. A YOUNU German who has bogged in Santa Cruz, Oal., has received a litter from Gei many announcing that he is heir to the estates of Count Wolfgang Bile- strom, valued at SMO.OOO. A iiKsoi.u'i'iON was introduced at the international geographical congress al Berne, Tuesday, for toe preparatim of a map of the earth on a scale of one one- millionth, to hhow the vast extent of territory still open to exploration. THE English plush manufacturers, Sir Titus Suit, Sons & Co., who recently established a factory at Bridgeport, Conn., aro charged with importing labor under contract und their property haa been attached by the United States marshal. OIIIVUAUY: At Heidelberg, Germany, Joseph VS. Lowenthnl, son of the Chicago banker, aged twenty-soven.—At Philadelphia, Bishop Jabez B. Cumpbell, of the African Methodist Church, aged sixty- eight.—At Bloomington, 111., Rev. John P. Hays, aged eighty-nine.—At Richmond, Vu., Major E. B. Cook. FOEEIGN. THE great heat at Naples is causing many deuths. THE liabilities of Morpurgo & Co,, of Vienna, who have failed, amount to 82,600,000. THE notorious Cuban bandit, Santann, has been killed by soldiers. THE exportation of ryo or rye meal from Russia haB been prohibited by the government. TWELVE persons wore killed Sunday by a railroad collision in Switzerland. THE British Bank of Australia has suspended. Tho liabilitieu are 8800,000, of which about half is held in England, THE international labor congress, or us it is now called, tbe international Socialist workmen's congress, has opened in Brussels, THE disorders in China are increasing, and it is now thought that a conspiracy exists to overthrow the present dynasty. THE London Times says tho death o Mr. Lowell is probably more keenly and widely felt in England than would be that of any man not an Englishman, A KEI'OHT from Madrid says that Bnlmuceda und the Cbiliau insurgeunt leaders have asked the Spanish government to arbitrato their differences. THE Balniacedan government denies tho reports recently sent out from Iquique that Chili had declared war ugaiust Bolivia. WILUELM BAUD, of Hamburg, has been killed by falling ovor a precipice near Cortena in tho Tyrol. A guide recovorod the body. THE official organ of the Geiman gov eminent says that no reduction will bo mude on tho duties of grain imported into Germany. TUB supreme judge at Leipniu, after three days' deliberation ovor the question, has decided that tho meat ot dogs is nol fit to be used in the manufacture ot sausages and that it is thorefore criminal to sell sausages when composed in any part of dogs' meat. VEHY ROV. Gilbert Elliot, D. D,, is dead, at tbe age of ninety -ono years. He had been dean at Bristol since 1850. He wai known af a leeder of the low church party. TUB twelfth conference of tho Young Men 's Christian association of all lands opened in Amsterdam, Holland on the 12th inst. THE prohibition of the exportation of rye from Russia has created a great son sation in Berlin. Ninety per cent, of tbe importations of rye into eastern Prussia are from Russia. , . INFLUENZA bos again made its appearance in Moscow ana is attacking poople in all classes of sboiety, The reports show that on the average 500 persons are, daily prostrated by the disease. , , ,. , A STO lt.M in the neighborhood of Ot- tuoiwn, Iowa, Sunday, unroofed houses, uprooted trees and destroyed the crops. MAIII.ON DOTTON and Cornelius Zich- arius. lumbermen, were killed by a train at Wenthcrly, Pa. IOSKIMI TM.KOIID, of Martinsville, Ind., was drowned Sunday w!«ile bathing. A HAII.-STUHM at Phelps City, Neb., killed a large number of cattle and ruined corn crops. CHAHLKS MCCAM.UP IITUIJ. Martin were killed, and Dave Flaharty injured, in a wreck on the Union Pacific near Brighton. Col. SAUANAC ct.tMi HOUSE. 170 mile from Suninac village, N. Y., was destroyed by fire Sunday. Seventy-live guests lost nearly all their personal effects. Origin of lire unknown. A ci.oi;i )iiriisT at Redland ur.d Crafton, Cal., Friday Hooded business houses and washed away small buildings. i\. G. MOFKKTT, prominent Cleveland, Ohio, phjsieiun, was drowned at Chau- tauqui' Tuesday. LEONARD WEAVER and John Schuster were overcome by gas and drowned while cleaning a crsepool al Pittsburg, Pa., Friday night. A KUEiuiiT train and express collided near Egg Harbor City, N. J., and seven persons were severely injured. Six workmen fell from the top of a 130 foot chimney at Lawrence, Mass. One was killed und the others seriously injured. 11. F, Cox inventor of the block system of running trains, attempted to commit suicide yesterday at a summer resort near Wilkcsbarre, Pa., by cutting his throat. HI health was the cause. A IIAIKIE on Long Island sound is dashed against a dock by a squill and fourteen excursionists are killed and many injured. Others are miksing. PAU.MAI.EE'S saw-mill, near Owasso, Mich., with a large stock of manufactured 'umber, turned Tuesday morning. The lo„s will reach 815,000 ; 81,000 insurance on lumber, none on milL WILLIAM OCIIS, aged twelve years, was drowned in the Minni sola river at Chnskn Minn., Thursdaj, while out bouting with a number of small boys. GEN. JOHN W. FOSTER, who negotiated the reciprocity tie ity witb Spain, said in an interview yesterday that the administration was net in favor of the annexation of Cuba. AmtAM ROKAL, u wealthy citizen of Covington, Ind, was run over by a team driven by reckless James Hopper. Mr. Royer will probably die. N INE Italian laborers were seriously and two tulully injured in a railroad collision near Urunford, Conn., on the New York, New Haven it Hartford railroad, Monday morning. THE eleitric light plant at Bushnell, 111., was blown to atoms by a boiler explosion Alonday. John Van Winkle and Charles Paul were killed. I'IIE shore of Clicquumcgon Bay, in Lake Superior, is reported to be strewn with wreckage, showing that many pleasure yachts and fibbing boats were lost in the recent storm. WEUNESUAV'S wreck on tho Grand Rapids & Indiana road, near Kalamazoo, is believed to have been the work of vill- i ins. Nearly every passenger on the train was hurt, including these Chicagoans: Dr. 11. B. Carriel, A. 0. Davidson, George Pursuits and Millard R. Powers. Vim& AND 9ASUA&TUP& CRIME. A MAN wan arrested atDeudwood, S. D., for a murder in Colorado. A COLONIZATION company was run in bodily by St. Paul detectives. MAUTIN PIEIICE has been arrested ut Kalumuzo, Mich., for train-wrecking. THE business agent of tho Georgia state alliance exchange is 820,000 short. THE Cuban bandit Lauta Ana lias been killed by soldiers near Mercedes' estate, Havana. HICHAHI) BAKKMAN, ot Vincenes, Ind., cut his throat while suffering from an overdoso of belladonna. GEOHOK FOLOER, a member of tbe senior class at Knox college, committed suicide at Gulesburg, Sunday. Dicn and buck Pharos were'.dangerously injured Sunday in a cutting affray noai Shelbyvillo, Ind. E. B. PRESTON, a lumber merchant of North Ottawa, Kas., shot and,killed his wife Sunday, und uttompted to comm it suicide. Louis GOODHEIM, aged thirty-two, an iniuato of tho Hebrow homo at New York, committed suicide Monday morning by hanging himself. HEZEKIAU AHL, U nephew ot Bill Arp, killed two men in Georgiu Sunday. Ono of the men owed Arp und wus endoavor- ing to leave. A MAIISU-ALLTOWN (Iowa.)'young man is pummeled half to death by the mother of u girl with whom bo attempted to elope, SEVEN convicts escaped from tho Brico- ville(Tenn.) stockade Wednesday, making fourteen who have got away. NEAR St. Martinsvillo, La., James B. Robertson and his daughtor Belle were fouud murdered. Robbery is supposed to be the incentive, . IN a free-for-all fight over a pinoh of whisky at Atlunthre, Mo , Frank Coffey was killed and two young men fatally wounded. WASHINGTON. RAILROAD_CLIMBIRG. How the Nimble Locomotive Learns to Climb the Alps and the Amies. mirresH of Kiiilroiulinir Since the lUys of George Stevenson ami (lie "Rocket." The Famous Road up ami the Cable Cars Vesuvius. the up Kiel, > THE commissioner ot internal revenue has appointed W, P. Clements, of Stirling, Kas., to bo sugar inspector under tho new sugar boiudy law. ACTING SEOIIETABY NKTTLETON has written VLe-Presideut Biyan, of tho world's fair directors, stating that it is advisable to permit congress to determine what, if any, conditions shall be imposod upon Chinese who desire to enter this country to visit tho world's fair. THE aoting secretory of war Monday approved the recommendations of the board of ordinance and fortification, that the contract for ono hundred high power guns be given to the Bethlehem Iron company of South Bethlehem, Pa. The aggregate amount of money involved in tho contract is $8,500,000. Hal* and Hearty. TbM* tw* idj»ctlve« by no meuii Imply the •MMMIOB of great iuu»cul«r itr«ngth. There •r» msny wo soil women ol sltgkt build md interior tUtura to whom tbe totals,. "u»le wd hearty" perfectly tpply, Their eomplextoni are clear, eyes bright aud vlvaoloua, pnlset tranquil, ttep elastic, movement* •teady, sleep nudlstarbed, appetltee touud. Thoso indkta of oalenen and heartiness Hoitetter'e fctomaeh Blttere will as- ••redly toitow anon tho : feeble, tho oorveus and tho dyepepUo. So toalo ol tbe oentury oomViarae wltliillin jrtpnlarftyino other rlvalolt to- efflwsr. A* Hrm^tnjwt tovboratloaaoaaf IJM ihettreW- ono Nfulatlon ot dHoraer lo too system, Koetetr ter'e Stomach Bitter* must also \>* regarded »i .thiol among • WMUlatora, -: H .conquer* Tmd prt- nati malaria aid rbe«m»Usm, overcomee Inactivity of th* Oyer,;,bowels, aal fcldueye, and ptomoloo the acqbtslUoao't ftaih ai «oU as vigor. If George Svplienson, when he placed the first loconi'itiw on the track and mi ir- unteed it u speed of *ix miles an hour, lould have foreseen thai in less than eighty years the successors of his rude machine would be clit'.hing the sidei of mountain run /?s, piercing gorges hitherto deemed inii'.ccssible, crossing ravines on bridges higher than the dome of St. Paul's and traversing the bowels of the earth by means of 'unnols, no doubt his big blue eyes would have stood out with wondci and amazement. But bo forcaw nothing of Hie kind; the only problrm presented io his mind was how lo get goods from the sea ports in Western Euirlapd to London as easily and cheaply as possible, and to do this he substituted for horses, which had for 150 years haen drawing curs nlont' WII.HIHI or iron trucks, tho wonderful machine which has revolutionized the freight and passenger tratlic of.the world. It was indeed impossible for any one to foresee, the triumphs of engineering which have accompanied the advances in transportation. To the engineer of the present, day tin re are no.iinpossibilities. But tbe railroad ho iH asked to construct umst be necessary, uud tho necessity must be plainly shown, or no funds will be advanced; and although the theory does not invariably bold good, especially when a a (raze for railroad building is raging, as a rule no expenso for the construction of a road *ill be incurred without a prospect ot I enumeration. Hence the need of railroad communication has caused linos to be constructed through districts where only a few jears ago the tiling would haw been deemed impossible. The pacific roads of this country were a necessity lOLg before their construction, and in fact of difficulties almost insuperable were curled to successful completion. So also of the railroads in the Andes ot South America. Tho famous road from C.i I'ao through the heart of Peru is one of the highest mountain roads in the world, as well as of the most difficult construction. The grades aro often 300 feet and more to the mile, and when the mountains were reached so great were the difficulties that tbe engineers were forced to confront that in some places laborers wero lowered from cliffs by ropes, in order that, with toil and difficulty, thoy might carve u foothold in order to begin the for the roadway, In somo sections tunnels aro more nuiie-roii* than open cuts, and so far as the road has gone sixty-onu tunnels, great and small, havo been constructed, aggregating over 20,000 feet in length. Tho road attains a height ot 15,000 tcet abovo tho level of the sea, and ut the highest point of tho track, about as high as tho topmost peak of Mont Blanc, it pierces the range above it by a tunnel 3,847 feet long. The stern necessities of business compelled the construction of this road, otherwise it never would have been begun. The tunnels ot tbe Andes, however, do not bear comparison with the tunnels, briduos and snow sheds of tho Union Pacific, nor do even these compare with tbe vast undertakings in llio Alps, tho three great tunnels of nino to eleven miles iu length which have been prepared for the transit of travelers and freight. Tho necessities of business necessitated tbe piercing of the Alps, and as soon as tho necessity was shown funds in abundance wero forthcoming for tho enterprise. But tunnelling a mountain is a difteront thing from climbing it. Many yours ago the attention of inventors was directed io the practicability of constructing a railroad up tbe side of a aiountuin on grades which to an orciinury engine wero quito impossible. The improvements in locomotives, twenty-Ave und thirty years ugo, rendered Ibom capable ot climbing grades which in early days of railroad engineering wore deemed out of the "uestion. These improvements proved a eerious Btunibling-block in the way of the invent ors, who found that an ordinary locomotive was able to ulimb a much steoper grade than was commonly supposed. The projectors of inclined roads and mountain engines kept steadily on, and in Franco, Germany, England tnd the United States many oxporiinoutnl roads wero constructed, each of a fow hundred yards in length, nnd locomotive models were built and put in motion to tho amazement of the general public, who jeored alike at the contrivances and tho contrivers, deoming the former impracticable and tbe lutter crazy. But the idea of building a road up tho sido of a hill Was not to bo dismissed There was money in it for' tho successful man. To the onergy and perseverance of railroad inventors the success of the mountain railroad is due, us also is the construction of tho various mountain roads of which the road Mount Wushington, finished in 18G8, was tho first, and tho road up Piko's Peak, completed tho other day, wus tho last. Of ull the mountain roads whicli have been constructed sinco tho ono up Mount Washington wus finished, tbe best known is thut which ascends tho world- famous Rigi. With the exception of Mont Blanc, Rigi. is perhaps tho best- known of any peak in the Alpi, though it is by no means the highest, its summit being but 5,005 foot abovo llio level of tbe sea. Althoug, scarcoly more than a third of the height of some oihor mountains in the Alps, it seems much higher because of its isolated position. Standing as it does between lakeB Lucerne, Zag and Lowerz, it commands u Borios of fine views in every direction, aud ho who looks from tho summit of Rigi, if he does no othor traveling in Switzerland, can gain a fair idoa of the Swiss mountain scenery. Many of tbe most noted peaks are in sight, and from the Rigi can be seen tho three lakes bo- neutb, tbe villages which here aud there dot their shores, and further on the miRhty mabses of the Alps, with their glaciers and eternal snow. The credit of the design is duo to a German engineer named Reggen; baoh, who, about tho year 1861, designed tbe idea of a mountain rond, and drew up plans not only for the bed, but also for the engine and cars. The scheme dragged. Capitalists were slow to invest their money in what they deemed a wild and impractical undertakinpj. and even tho owners of land Q» the Riffi were reluotant for such an experiment to be tried, But Reggenbaoh persevered, and toward the close of the decade the Inhabitants of Vitzuau, at the base of tbe Rigi, were astonished to see gunge of laborers begin the work of making a clearing through the fo-Wftts on tho'tnountain slope. The, Vltz- oftuers; i ware, delighted,, for they had no roads and there was not a wheeled, vobiole, f9p$4to : ,tyffVW t ¥ tIher • The »de& pt« rdlrvoMl lit tueir ttesplate mountain region • - and above all, a railrrad up the Rigi, never entered their heads, and a report which some time after obtained currency in the town, tnat the laborers were begin- ing the construction of a railroad, was ttreeted with a shout of derision. Nevertheless that was the beginning of the Rigi line, an 1 in May in 1871. the road was opened for traffic. 11 is 10,000 feet long, and during distance raises 4,000 at an average grade of one foot in four. Though steep, it is by no means so much so as the Mount Washington road. whicli risei o,28 ."i feet above the sea at an average of one foot in three. There are stretches of the Rigi road at which the grade is about ono foot in two and one-half, which is believed to be the steepest in the world. The Rigi road has several special features aside from its terrible slopes, which entitle it to be considered a triumph of the engineer's ski 11. About midway up the mountain the builders came to a solid mass of rock, presented u barrier that to a surface road was impassable. They determined to tunnel it, and after an enormous expenditure of labor, finished an inclined tunnel 22") feet in length, of the same gradient as the road. A gorge in the sii'c uf the mountain where small streams, the Sciinuriubel. bail cut itself a pissuge, also hindered their way, and was crossed by a bridge of lattice girder work in thre; spans, eighty-five feet long. The entire road boil fro.n beginning to end was cut in the solid rock. A channel was chiseled out to admit the central beam, which contains the cogs fitting the driving-wheel to the locomotive. Tho cost of the road, including three of these strangely constructed locomotives, three passenger coaches and three open wagons, was 8200,000, and it is a good- paying investment. Tho fare demanded for the trip up the mountain is live francs, while half that sum is required for the downward passage, und the road is annually traversed by from 110,000 to 50,000 passengers. Curious sensations are produced by a ride up this remarkable line. The seats of the cars arc inclined, and so long as the cars are on a level the seats tilt at mi angle which renders it almost impossible to use them. But when the start is n.nde, the frightful tilt places the body in nn upright position, and with the engine, in the rear, the train starts oil up the hill with an easy, gliding motion, passing up the ascent, somewhat steeper t hull t he roof of a house, without f he slightest apparent effort. But if the going upex- cites tremor, much more peculiar are the feelings aroused on the down grade. The trip begins with a gentle desc.'nt, and all at once the traveler looking aho.ul sees the road apparently come to an end. On a nearer approach he is undeceived, and observes before him a long decline which appears too steep even to walk down. In- votuntarily bo catches at the seats, expecting a great acceleration of speed. Very nervous are his feelings as the traiu approaches this terrible slope, but on coming to tho incline the engine dips and goes on not a whit faster than before, and not| more rapidly on the down than on the up grade. Many people are made sick by the sensation of tailing experienced on tho down run. Some faint, and u few years ago one traveler, supposed to bo afllicled with heart disou.-o, died of fright when tbe train was going over the Sthnuilobel bridge. The danger is really very slight, there not having been a serious accident sinco the road was i pencil. Bold as was tho project of a railroad on t'ne Rigi, a still bolder scheme was broached ten years later, when a daring genius proposed a railroad up Mount Vesuvius. A railroad up the side of an ordinary mountain seemed hazardous enough, but to build a line on tho slope of a volcano, which in its eruptions had buried cities and every few years was subject to a volcanic spasm, seemed u -i hazardous to trust the rails of ,ui ordinary lino to the rotton river ice in spring time. The proposal was not, however, so impracticable ns it looked. While the summit, of Vesuvius changes from tinio to timo from the frequent eruptions, and varies in height and in tho siz>j of the crater, the general slope and contour of tho mourtain aro about tho sumo to-day as when Vesuvius, a wooded hill, with a valley and lake in the center of its quiescent crater, solved as the stronghold of Spurtiicus and his rebel gladiators. There have been scores of eruptions since that in whicli Hercula- neuni and Pouipoii w«ro overthrown, but the sides of the mountain have never been Beriously disturbed A road on Vesuvius gave promise of being a good speculation. Naples and the othor resorts of the neighborhood annually attracted many thousands of visitors, and a considerable number of those o-,ery year ascended tho volcano, ovon when forced to contend with all tho difficulties of thoi wuy. Muny, however, desiring to ns- cend, but being utablo or unwilling to walk up, a chair service was established, ii peculiar chair being slung on polos, and borne by porters. In course of time tho chair service proved inadequate for the numbors who desired to niako tho ascent, and tho time was doomed fit for the estub- ment of morn speedy communication. Notwithstanding tiio necessity, tbo proposal to establish it railroad met with gonerul derision, but tbe scheme was soon shown to bo perfectly pructicublo, und a beginning was made in 1879. The road is what is known us a cablo road, there boing a single sleopor with threo rails, one on the top, which reully boro the woigbt, and ono on each side near tho bottom, which supported tho wheels, which, coming out from the uxlo at a sharp angle, prevented tho vehicle from being overturned. The road covors the last 4,000 feet of tho uscont nnd the power houso is ut tho bottom, u steel cable running up, pausing round a wheel ut tbo top nnd returning to tbo ensino in tho power houso. Tho uscont to tho lower termius of tho road is mud* on mules or donkeys, then in a comfortable cur tbe traveler is carried to a point not far from tbo crntor. a combined grip tinil passenger car, similar to the grip car of tho present day, while tho Boat of tho passenger portion aro inclined as ir. tho cars on the Rigi road. But tbe angle of the road being from thirty-three to forty -fivo degrees, makes both uscent nnd descent seem fearfully porilous. Every precaution, however, is taiton to insure the safety of passengers; oaoh cur is provided with sovoral strong and independent brakes, and thus fur no accident worth rocording has occurred. The roud wns opened in June, 1880, una although thoro havo been Bevoral considerable eruptions since thut date, none of them did any daniuge to tbe line but what was ropuireu iu a few hours. Tho fashion thus sot will no ddubt be followed in many othor quarters, Already there is talk of a road on Mount Blanc, of another up tbo Yungfrou, and several have been projected in the Sobwartz and Hartz mountains. A route on Ben Nevis, in Sootland, is already surveyed, and it is said surveys havo also boon made upon Snowden, with a view to the establishment of a road to the summit of the highest VVoloh peak. Sufficient travel is all that is necessary, and when that is guaranteed, wbenover a mountain possesses sufficient interest to induce people to make its ascent in considerable numbers, means of transnortatiou safe and speedy will soon be provided, Tho modern engineer is able, willing and .ready to build a road to the top of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, if lie is paid for doing so,— St. LoniH Globe-Democrat, ,A»maj>W,, Va„ Aug. l(Wohu; v P, Baker v f \coused of .poisoning hts .wit<j and his paramout's hasbaudj was todwiwit' eaead to be faung OH NQV. 27. ' - • % 1NOKNIOUSLY IIII1UKN. Criisiiilfi Against th<i Snlnons ID Cedar ltiipiils, Inwiv, CEDAR RAPIDS, Iown, Aug. 18.—Another crusade has been inaugurated against the saloons nnd yesterday eighteen places were raided and twenty-eight kegs of beer seized. At one hotel three very ingenious places were fouud for hiding beer. In the dining room a trap-door in the floor revealed a hole about three feet deep in which a keg of beer was kept. Over tho hole in the floor i piece of carpet was placed and a sewing machine stood on this. In the kitchen was another hole in tho floor and from this one can crawl under the houso, and here beer is stored. But tho most difficult place to find wns in tho buck yard. A walk leads from the back door, and a short distance from the door a section of the walk can bo taken up. There is revealed a complete arrangement for keeping beer. A rack is placed in the ground and here the kegs are packed in ice. OIISCKJTK POSTAL CARDS. An Iowa YVomtin llubl l-'or Sondlng Thoru Tlirouu'li till! Mulls. Di;s MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 10.—Acting United States Coiiiinisiimier Mason this morning gave his decision in the famous Wood case, the trial of which was finished before him last Friday. This is the case wherein Mrs. Anna M. Wood is charged with depositing in the postoftico certain postal cards whose contents wero of nn ob-ceno nature, reflecting upon the characters of other persons. It is the order of tho court that thedefendant be committed to the custody ot the marshal until tho convening ot the October term of the Untted States district court with bail fixed at 81.000 which was procured. This was a painful surprise to tho frionds of the family and expressions of sympatbo have been showered upon tbe woman. SHOT HIS DAUOHTISlt. llesult of u Family fjimrrol lit Opceolu, lowu. OsvKUi.A, Iowa, Aug. 19.—Michael A hern, a fanner living at Murray, in this county, is lying in the county jail charged with shooting his daughter, aged 14 years. Yesterday morning while the family were at the brcakfa-t table a dispute arose between Aht-rn and his wife. During the quarrel the daughter made some remark that angered tar father, whereupon he deliberately drew his revolver and shot her in the hack while she was attempting to make her escape. Physicians are unable to extract the bull and say the girl cannot recover. The community iu which Ahern lives is greatly incensed over the crime and threats of violence are frequently heard. SliiM-p Killed liy Hull. lli.oo.\ti'ii:i,i), Iowa. Aug. 18.—Many sheep in this part of Davis county wero killed by the terriblo storm o'! hail that swept over here Friday night. Corn WUB cut down, fruit trees greatly damaged and many window-lights destroyed. LKAKNINU TO SWIM. Adylou to Thus*! Just Acquiring- the Utferul Art. In deep water, under tho care of an experienced person, u young girl may bo taught to swim in a much shorter time than by practicing iu shallow streams, says a good authority iu the August Lilies' Homo Journal. A rope can be fastened around her waist in such a manner that it will neithor tighten nor unloose, and if courageous enough, sbo can, thus prepared, plunge in head first. Tbe teacher will show her tho proper way to use the arms, und, finding herself protected by tho rope, she will fool more faith in the exertion mado. The aid of the hand is, however, fur hotter than this, as it can bu rclinguiBhcd insooBibly. Thu best method of teaching on this plan is for a goud swimmer to curry the learner iu the arms into tho water until breast high, laying her nearly fiat upon it, and supporting l .i .-r by placing ono bund under tbo chest, at tho same time givir .g instruction as to the proper motion of hands, arms and feet. In a few days the hand may ho gradually withdrawn, and the girl swimmer ablo to do without it Thore aro ever so many "don'ts" about swimming. Unlike Punch's, they begin after the act is signed, sealed and delivered, and you urn a swimmer. Tho most important piece of nogativo advice is, don't ovor loso your presence of mind. With that you are mistress of the situation, and, other thiugs not overwhelmingly against you, can reach Und again. The PreutuueutiHS uf Friendship, in all generations tbo preciousncss of friendship bus been appreciated, so that it iH no new thing to disuuss it, or to experience it. And yet it is interesting to note how ovon great people who buvo lived and have been admired by many in court circles, or WIIOHO artistic and social qualities, and elogunt und generous hospitality have drawn about them in days of prospority, hosts of llattcrors and admirers, how oven such people find, when they come upon days of adversity and misfcr- tuuo they can count very easily tho small number of their true friends, We wero impressed with this truth even in reading of Mudum Neoker, the mother of Madumo do Staol, whoso husband achieved so enviable a reputation as financier during tho palmy days of Napoleon's roign and who herself wus the center of u delightful und admiring circle, Yet, when, for political reasons, her husband was cashiered, it was painfully evident that their true friends woro few. Madame Necker, realizing this, wrote to [one in whoso affections uud sincerity she trusted: "It is in retirement that one feels tbe preciousnoss of friendship, ns one hears best in tho silence of the night tbe sound of tho sou or tho song of the nightingale." Since it is true that tho majority of one's friends, no matter what tbe position be that ono has occupied, havo and evince little interest in us except in dayB of happiness and prospority, it is well, and we may consider ourselvos fortunate, if we can still obcrish a fow sincere friends amid all tho viclsBitudos of our changeful lives. TUB KITC'HISN^ NEW OAIUIO'IB WITH ORE AM. Boil small new carrots in salted water until tender, Make a dressing of butter, Hour and cream; season with salt, pepper; u, pinch of sugar and a grating of nutmeg, S0QTOI1 PUDDING, Two cupfuls of sugar, one cupful of sour oreani, tbree cupfuls of flour, three eggs, ono oupful of seeded raisin, one teaspoonful of soda, dissolved, in a very little hot water. Bake in u loaf. BIOS OAKKS. Rub half a pound of butter into a pound of dried flour and'ihalf a pound of floe sugar; mix the whole with two beaten oQfgs, half a glassful of white wine and a teaspoonful ol essence of lemon; drop them on to a baking tin and bake them for bait on hour. STBWBD OHION8. Skin-and slice the onion* and cook in slightly salted water. Throw off (bo water once or twice when it cqmes. to g, boil This takes off the., strong, onion taste. When done, drain on. and add a, teaouptu] q( milk, Ui»ta with salt md peppw. . on tbe W»h_- •emn to

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