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7 / / / PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY —ST— W. N. BUBDIOK. TERMS: $1.60 Per Year, Strlotly In Advance. The Bent Advertising Medium to reach the four north-eastern counties. Office Soutliweet Corner Lawler and Tilden Sis. ADVERTISING RATES: W. N. BUHDICK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. VOLUME XIX POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G, 1891. NUMBER 28. 1 we*k .... I weeks ... 8 week* ... 1 month .. 8 month*. 8 months.. 4 months.. 1 year • 1 In. 9 in. 4 In. Mcol Mcol 1 col. tl 00 tl so tl 50 II 00 1100 •to m i no a » 8 7.1 ft 78 8 00 IS* s oo a oo ft 00 7 30 10 00 It 00 s no s r. 0 « » 21 13 00 IS 00 S oo 4 no 9 on 11 7ft 17 00 9ft 00 4 00 « » II s.\ 10 oo 3! 00 » 00 ft no 8 on in oo 20 00 89 Oil SO 00 10 09 18 00 18 0J 80 00 43 00 80 00 DualnpM canlenot excelling Ave linen. 1ft. Le- (nl adceitlsi'tncntx at I I-RA I rntea Advertise- menta Incrrled with no spccleo time will bo nuMI-ihe I mil I nrriVrwil out nni" -harjrod for ao- conllnRlr. All bills payabl -,- quarterly. HUMAN KLNDiYESS. A Cardinal Virtue Discoursed Upon by Rev. Dr. Tolmage. "KliMlnrm" n Multlpotcnt Word tlmt Km- urm c» All Hint I.enria Mankind to I'orrorm Acta for ttie llouoUt of Their Follow*. gerous feeling, kindness is the most'^'_^/ <! healthful and deliffhtf.il. And this is not ™° cns win.l an .l the west wind an abstraction. As I have tried a little «>iiy talking with each other, of the retaliatory fouling;, so I have I Md tho eilst w,n ' 1 s,li<1 to 11,0 we8t tried a little of tho forgiving. I do not m In a recent Sabbath service In tho Brooklyn tiibcrnaclo Uev. T. DeWitt Talmoge discoursed on "Kindness," Dosing his words on the text: t The biu -burmis puoplo showed us ni little klndncsrf.— Anis xxvlll., 2. Ileru wo are on tho Island of Malta, another mime for Molita This island, which has uHvnyB been an important commercial center, belonging at different times to T'hootilcla, to Ureeco, to Rome, to Arabia, to Spain, to Franco, now belongs to England. Tho area of tho Island is about one hundred Bquaro miles. It is in the Mediterranean sea, and of such clarity of atmosphere that Mount Etna, one hundred and thirty miles uwny, etui be distinctly seen. Tho Island is gloriously memorable, because the Knights of Malta for a long while) ruled there, but most famous because ' of the apostolic shipwreck. The bo- stormed vessel on which Paul sailed had "laid to" on tho starboard tack, and tho wind was blowing east-northeast nnd the vessel, drifting, probably, a mile and a half an hour, struck at what is now called St. Paul's bay. Practical sailors have taken up the Bible account and decided beyond controversy the placo of the shipwreck. The island which has so rough a coast is for the most part a garden. Richest fruits and a profusion of honey characterized it in Paul's time as well ns now. The finest oranges, figs and olives grow there. When Paul and his comnides crawled up ou tho beach, saturated with tho salt water, and hungry from long abstinence from food, and chilled to tho bono, the Islanders, though called barbarians, because they could not speak Greek, opened their doors to tho shipwrecked unfortunates. Everything had gone to tho bottom of tho deep, and tho barefooted, bareheaded apostle and ship's crew were in a condition to appro- olato hospitality. About tweuty-fivo such men a few seasons ago I found in the life-station near East Hampton, Long Island. They had got ashore in the night from the sea, and not a hat or shoo had they left. They found out, as Paul and his fellow-voy agcrs found out, that the sea is the roughest of all robbers. My text finds the ship's crow ashore on Malta, and around a hot fire dry Ing' themselves, and with the best provisions tho islanders can offor them. And they go into government quarters for three days to recuperate, Publlns, the ruler, inviting them, although ho had severe sickness in tho house at that time, his father down with dysentery and typhoid fever. Yea, for three months they staid on the Island watching for a ship, and putting the hospitality of the islanders to a severe test. Rut it endured the test satisfactorily, and it is recorded for all the ages of timo and eternity to read and hear in regard to the inhabitants of Malta: "The barbarous people showed us no little kindness." Kindncssl All definitions of thatmul- tlpotent word break down half way. Yon say It is clemency, benignity, generosity: it Is made up of good wishes, it la an expression of beneficence, it is a contribution to the happiness of others. Some one else says: "Why, I can give you a definition of kindness—It is sunshine of the soul. It is affection perennial. It is a climacteric grace, it is the combination of all graces. It is compassion. It Is the perfection of gentle manliness and womanliness." Are you all through? You have made a dead failure in your definition. It can not be defined. But we all know what it Is, for we all felt its power. Some of you may havo folt it as Paul folt it, on some coast of rock as tho ship wont to pieces, but more of us havo again and •gain in some awful stress of life had either from earth or Ueaven hands stretched out, which "showed us no little kindness." There is kindness of disposition, kindness of word, kindness of act, and there is Jesus Christ, the impersonation of all of thorn. Kindness! You can not affect it, you can not play It as a part, you can not enact it, you can not dramatize it. JJy tho grace of God you must have it insldo you, an everlasting . turn met-, or rather a combination of June and Ootober, tho geniality of the one and tho tonio of tho other. It can not dwell with arrogance or spite or revenge or malevolence. At its first appearance in the soul all these Ama- lekites and Gerglshitas and n Utiles and . Jebusltes must quit, and quit forever. ' Kindness wishosovorybody well— every man well, every woman well, every child well, ovory bird well, every horse well, evory dog well, every eat well. Give this spirit full swing, and you would havo no more need of societies | for prevention of cruelty to animals, no snore need of protective sowing woman's associations, and it would dull •very sword until it would out skin deep, and make gunpowder »f no mora use In the world ezoept for rook -blasting or pyrotechnic celebration. Kindness la a spirit divinely implanted, and in answer to prayer and then, to be sedulously cultivated until It tills nil the nature with a perfume rlohei 'and more pungent than mignonette, and, as If you put a tuft of that aromatlo beauty behind the olock on the mantel or in some corner where nobody •an see it, you find people walking ' about your room looking this way and that, and you ask thorns "What are yon looking for?" and they answer! "Where is that flower?" So if on* has In bis soul this infinite sweetness of disposition it* perfume will whelm everything. But are you waiting and hoping (or soma one to be bankrupted or exposed, or dlscoftinted, or In some way overthrown, then kindness hss not taken • •po «»s*lon of your n«tur «i. You are > v ',w»«ok««l on a Malta whor* there ar« no , • ''ooin/ i wui Bh 0W jam up, The In- 'Thjo'traltorl'WeHart The iUr; ft^MtoltofWMlIt minute*; of the Idling has been no unnervias: and «t> want to leave tho world until I havo taken vengeance upon every man that ever did mo a wrong, by doing him a kindness. In most of such cases I have already succeeded, but there aro a fow mallgnants whom I am yet pursuing, and I shall not bo content until I havo in some wise holpcd them or benefited them or blessed them. Lot us all pray for this spirit of kindness. It will settle a thousand questions. It will change tho phase of everything. It will mellow through nnd through our entiro nature. It will transform a lifetime. It is not n feeling gotten up for occasions, but perennial. That is tho reason I like petunias hotter than morning glories. They look very much alike, and If I should put In your hand a petunia and a morning glory you could hardly tell which is tho petunia and which the morning glory; but the morning glory blooms only a fow hours and then shuts up for tho day, whilo tho petunia is in as widespread a glow at twelve o'clock at noon and six o'clock in the evening as ut sunrise. And this grnco of kindness is not spasmodic, is not intermittent, is not for a little while, but it irradiates the whole nature, all through and clear on till tho sunset of our earthly existence. Kindness! 1 am resolved to get it. Are you resolved to get it? It docs not coino by hap-hazard, but through culture under tho Uivlno help. Thistles grow without culture. Rocky mountain sago grass grows without culture. Mullein stalks grow without culture, lint the great red rose in tho conservatory, its leaves packed on leaves, deep-dyed ns though it had been obliged to fight for Its beauty and it were still reeking with the carnago of tho battle, that roso needed to bo cultured, and through long years its floral ancestors were cultured. Oh, God! Implant kindness in all our souls, and then givo us grace to watch it, to enrich it, to develop itl Oh! say tho cordial thing. Say the useful thing! Say tho hospitable thing! Sny the helpful tiling! Say tho Christ- like thing! Say tho kind thing! I admit that this is easier for some temperaments than for others. Some aro born pessimists, and some aro born optimists, and that demonstrates Itsolf all through everything. It is a cloudy morning. You meet u pessimist and you say: "What weather to-day?" He answers: "It's going to storm," and umbrella under arm and a water-proof overcoat show that, he is honest in that utterance. On the same bloek, a minute after, you meet an optimist, and you say: "What weather to-day?" "Good weather; this is only a fog and will soon scatter." The absence of umbrella and absence of water-proof overcoat show it is an honest utterance. On your way at noon to luncheon you meet an optimistic merchant and you say: "What do you think of the commercial prospects?" and he says. "Glorious. Great crops must bring great business. Wo are going to have such an autumn and winter of prosperity as wo havo never seen." On your way back to your store you meet a pessimistic merchant. "What do you think of the commercial prospects? you ask. And he answers: "Well, don't know. So much grain will surfeit the country. Farmers have more bushels, but loss prices, and the grain gamblers will get their fist in. There is the McKlnlcy bill; and the hay crop is short in some places, and in the southern part of Wisconsin they had a hail storm, and our business is as dull as it ever was." You will find tho same difference in judgment of character. A mun of good reputation is assailed and charged witli somo evil deed. At the first story the pessimist will believe in guilt. "The papers said so, and that's enough. Down with him!" The optimist will say: "I don't believe • word of it I don't think that a man that haB beon as useful and seemingly honest for twenty years could have got off the track like that. There are two sides to this story, and I will wait to hear the* other side before I condemn him " My hearer, if you are by nature a pessimist, make a special effort by the grace of God to extirpate the dolorous and the hypoorltical from your disposition. Believe nothing against anybody until the wrong is established by at least two witnesses of integrity. And if guilt be proven find out the extenuating circumstances, if there are any. And then commit to memory, so that you can quote for yourself and quote for others that exquisite thirteenth ohapter of First Corinthians about charity that suffers long and is kind, and hopeth all things, and ondureth all things. By pen, by voice, in publlo and in private, say all the good about people you can think of, and it there be nothing good, then tighten the chain of muscle on the back end of your tongue, and keep tha Ivory bars of teeth on the lower Jaw and the ivory bars of teeth on the upper Jaw locked, and the gate of your lips tightly elosed, and your tongue shut up. What a place Brooklyn would be to live in, and all the other cities and neighborhoods to live In, If charity dominated! What If the young and old gosslpors were dead. The Lord hasten their funerals 1 What if tittle-tattle and whispering war* out of fashion I What If in cipher* Ing out the value of other people's character, in our moral arithmetic, we stuolc to addition instead of subtraction) kindness! Lot us, morning, noon and night, pray for it until we get it. When you can speak a good word for someone, speak It If you can conscientiously give letter of commendation, give it Watch for opportunities for doing good fifty years after you aro dead;. All my life has been affected by .the letter of introduction that Rev. Dr. Van Vranken, of New, Brunswiok thoplog- leal seminary, wrote for rao, a boy under him, when I was seeking a settlement in which to preach the, Gospel, That letter gave me my first pulpit. • Dr. Van Vranken has been dead more than thirty years, yet I feel the touch of that magnificent old professor. Strange sensation, was it when' I re* celved a kind messaga^rom Rev. Thomas Guard, of Baltimore, the great Methodist orator, six weeks after his death. By way of the eternal world? Qh^no, by way of this world, I, did not meet the friend to whom he gave the message until nearly, two months after Thomas.Guard bad ascended. So you •Ml etiayjt. ft word^alKMt some one that wind: "Don't you wish you had my power? Why, when I start they haU me by storm signals all along the coast, oranges. You are entertaining a gucBt BO unlike kindness that kindness will not come and dwell under tho Bamo roof. The most exhausting and unhealthy nnd ruinous feeling on earth is a revengeful spirit, as I know by experience, for I have tried it for five or ten minutes at a time. When somo mean thing has been done moor said about me, I have folt "I will pay him In Ills own I can" twist oil a ship's mast as easily as a cow's hoof cracks an alder. With one sweep of my wing I havo strown the coast from Newfoundland to Key West with parted ship timber. I can lift and have lifted the Atlantic ocean. I am the terror of all invalidism, and to fight me back forests must bo cut down for tires, and the mines of continents are called ou to feed the furnaces. Under my breath the nations crouch into septilchers. Don't you wish you had my power?" The west wind made no answer, but started on its mission, coming somewhere out of the rosy bowers of the sky. and nil the rivers and lakes and seas smiled at its coming. The gardens bloomed, nnd tho orchards ripened, and the wheat fields turned their silver into gold, nnd tho health clapped its hands, and joy shouted from the hill-tops, and tho nations lifted their foreheads into tho light, and the earth had a doxology for the sky, and the sky an anthem for the earth, and the warmth and the sparkle and the gladness and the foliage and tho flowers and the fruits and the beauty and the life were tho only answer the ivest wind made to tho Insolence of the east wind's interrogation. Kindness to all! Surely it ought not to be a difficult grace to culture when wo see towering above the centuries such an example that one glimpso of it ought to melt and transform all nations. Kindness brought our Lord from Ilcaven. Kindness to miscreants, kindness t3 persecutors, kindness to tho crippled and the blind and the cataleptic and the leprous and tho dropsical and the demonical characterized Mini nil the way; and on tho cross, kindness to the bandits suffering on the one side of Him and kindness to the executioners while yet they pushed the spear, and hammered the spikes, and howled the blasphemies. All the Btories of the John Howards, and the Florence Nightingales, and the Grace Darlings, and the Ida Lewises pale before this transeendant example of Ilim whose birth and life and death are the greatest story that the world ever heard, and tho theme of the mightiest hosanna that Heaven ever lifted. Yea, the very kindness Unit allowed both hands to be nailed to the horizontal timber of the cross with that cruel thump! thump! now stretches down from tho skies those same hands filled with balm for all our wounds, forgiveness for all our crimes, rescue for all our serfdoms. And while we take this matchless kindness from God, may it bo found that we have uttered our last bitter word, written our last cutting paragraph, done our last retaliatory action, left our last revengeful heart-throb. And it would not bo a bad epitaph for any of us if by tho grace of God from this time forth we lived such beneficent lives that tho tombstone's chisel could appropriately out upon the plain slab that marks our grave a suggestion from the text: "He showed us no llttlo kindness." But not until tho last child of God has got ashore from tho earthly storms that drove him on tho rocks like Mediterranean Enroelydons, not until all the thrones of Heaven aro mounted! and all the conquerors crowned, and all the harps nnd trumpets and organs of Ueaven nro thrummed or blown or sounded, and tho ransomed of all climes and ages are in full chorus under tho jubilant swing of angolio baton, and wo shull for thousands of years havo seen the river from under tho throne rolling into the sea of glass mlnglod with fire," and this word we now inhabit shall be so far in tho past that only a stretch of oelestlal memory oan rooall that it ever existed at all, not until then will we understand what Neheralah calls "the great kindness," and David calls "the marvelous kindness," and Isaiah calls "the everlasting kindness" of Godl shu DOW TO HANDLE GUNS. Advice Whloh If Followed Will Savo Many Lives. Having been asked by frionds frequently for advice for their boys in handling guns 1 eond you a digest of name. Perhaps, ui tho shooting feasor) will now be on coon you might think them worth publication 1. Empty, or loadpd, never pclnt?a gun tawtird>yqurself ^M ,anj' other pi ; rsnn.>* % when aBeld,' carry your^unsnt tho half-cock, .;Jf in cover, lot your bond Bhi 'eld the hammers from whipping twigs. U'.', When riding from one shooting ground to another, or wherever you havo your gun in any conveyance, remove the cartridges, if a breech-loader, it being so easy to replace them, If a muzzle-loti-ler romove the caps, brush off the nipples and place a wad' on the -nipples, letting down the hammers on wade— moving caps sometimes leaves a little fulminate on the nipple, and a blow the hammer when down discharges it. 4. Never draw a gun toward you by the barrels. 5. More care 1 B necessary in the UBO of u gun in a boat than elsewhere; the lim ited sptice, confined action and uncertain motion making it dangerous at the best, If possible, no more than two persons should occupy it boat. Rammerless guns are a constant danger to persons boating. 6. Always clean your gun ;thoroughly as Boon as you return from a days' spjjrt, no mutter how tired you feel; the consequence of its always ' being ready foi service in ample return for the fe «r minutes', irksome labor.—Forest and Stream HAI*T MAKERS tS TEXAS. HE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. SII.VKK ore of rich quality has been discovered at Newton, Conn. TACOMA, Wish., and Columbia, S. C, were shaken by earthquakes Monday, MEMIOUKNE'S rain producing experiments in Wyoming are declared a BUCCCBH. LIEUT. KENNY is of the opinion Hint a rescuing party will have to start in search Lieut. Peary. TitE Nntionnl world 's fair commission luljourned Tuesday. They will not meet again until April next. \ NEW YOHK sheriff haH seized a tomb- tone in Greenwood cemetery to satisfy a ien. AN invention to stop runawav horses by ectricity bus been successfully tried in Chicago. I'IIK seventy-second conclave of the Odd liows of Anjrrica begun in St. Loais, Monday. TnE irrigation congress convened in Salt Lake City Tuesday, 450 delegates being present. THE steamer St. Aspath, from lloile tth a cargo of sugar, is ashore near Var- nne*, Que. THE United States and Great Britain ive a diplomatic controversy over the Chinese exclusion law. COWIIOYS are determined that negroes II not settle on the lands recently open(1 by the government and a race war may result. THE British and German envoys to the world 's fair arrived in Chicago on Friday and are inspecting the Juckson Park ite. GERMAN merchants in the City of Mexi co are strongly opposed to reciprocity between Mexico and the United States. JUSTICE LYON Saturday morning fined seven physicians for neglecting to report contagious diseases to the city board of health of Chicago. Mns. JEFK. DAVIS has sued the Beltord publishing company lor royalty on the Memoirs of Jtfrerson Davis." HON. GEO. B. LOHINQ, ex -minister to 'ortumd and ex-conuniRxioncr of ugricul lure, died in Salem, Mass. Civil.Servico coininif.sioner Lyman is o resign, it is said, to bo succeeded by ex- Congressman McCoinasof Maryland. ICx-C 'oNoitKSSMAN Mouitow, of California, has been appointed United Sta es listrict Judge to succeed Judge Hoffman, who recently died. SENATOU DIXON, of Rhode Island, will occupy Senator Edmunds'old seat in the senate, having made the first application for it. THE cite of the old first regiment armory, in Chicago has been leastd for ninrty-nine years. Tho purchasers will rect a theatre to cost 8000,000. PIISIDENT HAIIWBON bus appointed Senator Francis llendrick Collector of the port of New York, to succeed J. Sloat FaBset, resigned. ATTOKNKY GENERAL JONES, of Wast- iiigkm, has rendered an opinion that tho state constitution forbids the reading of tho Bible in tho public schools. TIIK Commercial National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, has been authorised by the controller of ttie currency to begin business with n capital of $150,000. AT the Farmers' Alliance headquurtorB at- Washington it is claimed that fifty-five members ot the lower house of the next congress will vote for all the measures of the Alliance, and at least lour in the senate. THE navy department ban made a very satisfactory trial of smokeless powder for small arms of American manufacture. The trial showed a speed of 8,180 feet per second with a pressure of 11.8 'ons in the chamber. AT Sulem, Oro , Wednesday night, an earthquake shock WIIB distinctly felt. Brick buildings were shaken, but no damage was done. GAZA, the Mexican renegade, with 400 men, has crossed the Rio Grande from Texas, with tho avowed purpose of start ing a revolution in Mexico. A SYNDICATE has been formed in Hamburg, Germany, to constiuct abattoirs in Chicago, in crder that Germans may control the importB of American pork into Germany. OBITUARY: At Dallas, Texas, T, J. Freeman, dean of tho law fuculty of the university of Tenno.ee, aged sixty-tbroo. —At Kingston, Ont., Rev. Canon White. —At Dixon, 111., James N. Holly, uged eighty-live. WILLIAM WETZEL WHS urrested Wednesday at St. Louis, nnd held for ex amination as to bis mental condition. He is a hopeless imbecile from excessive cigarette smoking. His trouble begun with paralysis of tho salivary glands, which extended to the tongue and vocal cords. East Africa between the German corps under Captain Z'.'lewski and the nativ, contradict the first news of tho battle Three hundred black allies were killed and Zelewukl himself and most of his officers are missing. A PAliis dispatch says that Minister Constans has instructed the authorities in southern France to tnke steps to restrnin hull fichting, which has become a very popular amusement attended by much cruelty. ;i SHOT FROM A MORTAR FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Two Boston children were cremated in their home during a fire. A LAiioE business block at Norwich, N. Y.. burned Monday. The loss was 855,000, and insurance 827,000. CIIAHI.F.B OV.'NKS, of Kuneville, III., fatally shot himself Tuesday while hunting pruirie chickens. BY an accident on the Interurban line in St. Paul several people were injured, three perhaps fatally. Tin; Denver express was derailed Sunday morning near Beaver Brook station, Col., and thrown down an embankment, Twentv-six people wero injured, fivo fatally. A COLLISION occurnd on the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad near Newport, Del., Friday. An engineer was kill-d. DEXTEH MCALLISTER, of 121 Campbell avonue, Chicago, was killed by a Chicago, Milwaukee tc St. Paul train Monday morning. CHARLES W. ISEMAN, of Garrett. Ind., was fniind dead near the Wabish track at Auburn, Ind., Saturday night. He had evidently been killed by a train Miss NATTIE BIU.KNAI', ged2t years rescued two children from a biirnini.' build ing at Grand Crossinsr, Chicago, Monday morning, at great risk of her own life. MRS. CiiAhLEs SCHULTZ, of Danville, III., set her clothes on tire Sunday by the explosion of an alchool lamp, ami was so badly burned that she died a few nours afterward. A WRECK occurred on the. Elkhorn rail i oicl, near Fremont, Neb., Tuesday morn ing, and a fireman named \Vil=on was killed. A light engine run into a freight train, causing the accident. Mi.-s ANNA COHEN, age twenty, the daughter ot a Chicago niercha.it, has been found drowned at Lynn, .Mass. She was to have 1- ft for home Wednesday to prepare for her wedding next month to i prominent young Society man of Milwaukee. THE hosiery factory of Klein & Sons, at Cincinnati, burned Tuesdav morning with a loss of 850,000. Mrs. Col. Seller; who left her home near by, fearing it would be burned, died suddenly of heart disease, aggravated by the excitement. CRIME. FOREIGN. RUSSIA is alarmed at China's hostile at- tude. EMPEROR WILLIAM is said to bo making overtures ot peace to 4 Bismarek. TWENTY-NINE men w«e , killed by a mine explosion in Belgium. BALMACEDA has been safely curried away iroiii Chili by a United Stales man- of war. A GRKKK and an Italian steamer collided in the Bay of Gibraltar, Tuetday, 65 lives being lost. GERMANY , following the example of the United btutefi, has recognized the new government in Chili. ' BALMACEDA , the deposed president of Chili, committed suicide in Valparaiso by shootiug. RUSSIA makes pacific overtures to Eng land and disclaims any deBire for special privileges in the Dardanells, AN unsuccessful attempt was made by a itbe AtanjUb Jt*. 9B its ti'ttvels and vigorous long ,J fiBvlm hod been sung !fttypurftbMimlo*. Bludnesbl, Why, U Their KxporlmeuU Promise to be AUeudod with tiuueeas, EL PABO , Tex., Sept. 19.— The work ot the government rain makers commenced this morning. The conditions were more favorable than yesterday, There were 'clouds above, 'but they were thin. What moisture they contained was precipitated last night, the rain falling for perhaps an hour. ' !•'••• The bon.bardwent of the skies was kept up alltyieaitemoop,,'Cloudsarehflvflr-ing In the horUon, though the aky Qverhead (s still clear. Experimenters are confident of Muring raj* before ten IOMMK tvnwirQVr.; of TeiM and Nuw and QU]' mob in Paria Friday night to breakup the performance of, "Louengrin." Three hune'rad arrests were made, A nuiiiiiOANE which visited the town of Cousuegra, Spain, Sunday, added to the damage done by the floqd. Many houses were blown I 'own Aito 'iiDUKB JOHN of Austria! otherwise Johann Ortb, is now in Chili, it is 1 said,' after having been engaged in the.recent naval warfare in the waters of that coun try. , SEVKBAL settlements andmissiouii in the German East African territory aro said to be in da-iger from an uprising of the Wadigo tribe of natives. ', CARDINAL RQTELM , onpui nunoio at Paris is dead. The pope is deeply affected over the news of the cardinal's death: THE news comes from Paris that-Henry M. Stanley ia preparing fpr another expedition to the headwaters of the Congo, ' Nawshas reached Madrid^ that"2,000 people have periBbod )n toe floods in,the province of Toledo alone. ,.'. MONDAY'S report that England bad seized, the island >of Mitylene, near the "OWM* 9t. D «4anel |es, ip denied from tyll', , PftrUand Jerlto, The report wow Shell Slmtt-rs a Four and a-Half Inch Armor-Plate Into Atoms. riii! Missile Is Picked Up Eight Hundred Yards Beyond the Target. Costly Experiment by the Ordnance Department, but with Satisfactory Results. Two Mexicans attempted to run a town in Texas nnd were killed by lungers EDWARD ALHERTSON. .ecre^ary of the Fidelity t'lu^t bank, Tacouia, who robbed that in -1 i t tit ion and disappeared, got away with neatly a tr .l'lion dollars. MARKET CI.EIIK DAVID HASTINOS, of Alu-ghany, Pa., is reported 832,047 short in his accounts. Tun coroner's jury has found M. R erlis, "Saiiil ofPosen," guilty of tho murder of the San Francisco policeman. THOMAS MCARDEI.L, a saloonkeeper of Shullsburg, 111., WEB fatally shot Tuesday night by Tony Baldwin, a notorious gambler. A YOUNO woman was arrested in Min iieapolis while iryingto dispose of her ille gitiniutn offspring. EDWAKD MCMILLAN, convicted of tnur deriug his wife in a horrible manner at StiirmciBville, Pa., haH been sentenced to be hanged FRED KA.MMHRER, who shot and killod his wife last Thursday at Cleveland, 0. hanged himself in tho couuty jail Monday morning. AN investigation of tho accounts of Col William A. Oouthouy, Boston agent of Ctiubba & Sons, general agents for the Marine Insuranco company of London, has revealed a shortage of nearly $10,000. MICHAEL MCARDLE, a young farmer of | Mount Pleasant township, near Atchison, Kiin., Tuesday night shot and killed Dampbc-ll Pelry. a young farm hand who ' ad called to collect 850 due him for labor. McArdle was arrested. He pleaded self- defense. A NlNE-YEAU-oi.i) boy set fire to nine ice hoin-us of the Indianapolis (Ind.) ice company, Monday, and they were destroyed, causing a loss of $120,000. AT Bay City, Mich., u man named Novins, uged 35, Tuesday morning, shot and killed 1UB <vilo, uj:ed 17, and then fatally shot himself. Jealousy was the cause! WESLEY MCDONALD was -hotand killod by Thilo Kyne, at Port. Huron, Mich., luesduv morning. Kyne fled to the woods, and a detachment, of police has beon called out to assist in his capture Ov twelve workmen buried by tho fulling in of u railway tunnel near Messina Wed neaduy, ten were taken out ulive und two woro found dead. JOHN TUKTON, a well-known naval stores operutor, has left Savunnah, Ga. with 88,500 of tho Southern Banks money. A YOUNO man of Mitrshalltown, Iowa, killed himself because a girl with whom he was in love refu-ed bis attention owing tn his bad habits. VICTOR BUUNWOIVTH was mortally wounded in a struggle witb five burglars in his store at North Washington, Ohio, Wednesday morning. THE Baptist book concern mrurns the disappearance of salesman CharleB Miller of Kentucky, together with 825,000 of the firm's funds. EDWARD OLDS, a prosperous young funnei who lived near Port Huron, Mich committed suicide Friday beoause his sweetheart married another man. WILLIAM H. HBMMINOUCUBD, a former resident of Peoria, ill., hanged himself at St. Paul. Minn.. Saturday. He had com- S laihedof trouble with his head for several ays. CLARENCE T, JENKINS, middle aged und a prominent member of the Presbyterian church, has beon arrested in St. Louis, charged with embezzlement of neatly 814,000. He was the trusted cashier und bookkeeper of Armstrong, Gilbert & Co., cork manufacturers. AUSTIN BIDWULL, the noted American The 12-inch breech-loading cast-iron and steel-hooped sea-coitst mortar and one of the new steel shells, made at, the Bethlehem steel works at Bethlehem, P.i., woro tested a few days since at. Sandy Hook. The mortar was manufactured by the Builder 's iron foundry, of Providence. It weighs 12J-i tons and is 10 fett 9 inches long. It wis mounted on an K.i.-ton and Anderson proof carriage. The hollow shell, 2 feet 9 inches long, was made of tho very best steel. Il weighed G28J -2 pounds, and its power resistance was 140,000 pounds to the square inch. In actual warfare 'he shell mu.-t be filled with twenty pounds of powder to make it more lUs '.ructivo. The powder used was the spht-ro hexagonal Dupont make, the sninc which was tested a week ago in the big 12 inch rifle gun. Tl e target consisted of a steel armor plate 10 feet long, 5 feet wido and 4^j inches thick, or one incli heavier than the average armor plates on the deck of any man-of-war afloat. The ordnance de piirtnieiit bad required this additional thickness of one extra inch to give the shell a conclu ive test. The dbtancc bo- tween the target and the muzzle of the gun was 150 feet. The armor plate was placed in a reclining position on heavy supporting cross beams, backed by a thick sand wall. Its surface win covered with plunks fasttndei! to the plnle with iron ferews. dipt. Heath, assisted by Limits. Gibson and Lissack, gave ordeis at 2 p. in., to load this formidable engine of war. The steel sheel, suspended by u derrick was easily placed into tho iron monster. Only fifty-one pounds of powder, instead o( the full charge of eighty pounds were used, the testing officers considering tho umount sufficient. After the breach-block was screwed fast an ordinary friction primer was inserted and, when all the men were under cover, Cant, Heath gave the word lo (ire. The primes, however, missed and u second primer was at once insi rted. This time at the word "fire" a tremendous ih lotmtion followed. It did not re semble the roar of the 10 or 12 inch guns, which comes in successive vibrations and makes ihe earth tremble. It was more like tho burst of a shot, sharp report that in its intensity deafened tho bystanders for a moment. Enormous volumos of smoke hovered around the gun for several seconds, while pieces of iron und wood flow in great confusion through the air. When tho smoko had lifted the mortar re mained on its carriugo in if nothing had happened. A I'RETTY DESTRUCTIVE SHOT. Everybody ran to tho target. It was in ruins. Tho shell bad struck tho 4Vjinch armor plate at tho right upper corner and had carried away one-eight of it. Ihe rest of the armor-table showed numerous cracks, some of them five-eights of an inch wide. Fragments of steel some weighing as much as fifty pounds, were found in the neighborhood of tho target at distances varying from five to forty yards, whilo pieces of wood had evon been thrown as far as 150 yards. The destruction WIIB complete. The shell, howovcr, could not be fount! some of the spectators oven looked for it in tbesund wall behind the target Capt, Heath knew better and be at once sent platoon of soldiers und a cart some 800 yards away, whore the missile was found buried in the sand. When it was brought buck for inspec- ion the pointed top was somewhat flatten d and a big bole, measuring about ono foot and a half in length and four inches in width, wus torn out of it. Tho fracture bowed tho shell WBB perfectly solid ut the point, while in Din middle tho metal ap peared a lit.tlo brittle. Whether the density of the shell was uneven is difficult, to ay, though tho cross crack in tho middle indicated this. Tho shell was in excellent shape after it had been fired, and proved beyond peradventure that had it fallen on the deck of an ironclad it would not only have killed many of tho crow when it ex ploded, but would alto have demolished tho deck armor and porhaps finally gono through to tbo keel. A VELOCITY oi' 832 FEET. The '.nitial velocity of thn shell was 832 feot per second. No pressure gauge was inserter?, but it is improbable the actual pressure was more than 22 000 pounds to the sqnaro inch at the breochof the mortar, The result was so satisfactory that thero was no necessiiy for Bring another shot. tonished that a high spiritual authority hould seek to defend so obvious an abo nination." Father Rouges wai suspended and excommunicated and banished from his diocese. Tho same fate, however, is not like to overtake Father Willems, who pro- ts against the exhibition now. The world has advanced since 1845, and Father Willems is not alone in denouncing tho reves affair as a scandal. The Cologne azette, which is strongly pro-Catholic, uenonnces it as a fraud, and in doing so voices tho sentiment of most intelligent ormun Catholics. in tho meantime there is another "holy coat" to be seen at the Argenteuil in France to which thousands of the English, Irish and American " itholic pilgrims, and nearly all those of ranee, will be diverted. There is a mspect then that tho "nearly fivo bun- red inns and public houses" (saloons) which licenses have been asked nt reves will not bo so well patronized as as hoped, and that Bishop Korum's nils "for (he restoration of the cutho- lral" will not come up to expectation, he doubts thrown on tho authenticity of tho "holy coat." will give rise to animated, if nol idifying discussions.—Chicago Tribune. Strong Opinion Kx|>n-K.pil by the Attornoj Uuitural. forger, wbo was one of those who secured 81,000,000 from the Bank of England on forged bills of exchange, over twenty years ago, will be released notn prison in February, the English government having cut down his time, A Dream of Uftupluaii M»yb» iullowsu py annulling el "tsOilpp*," Kanlly, sod wbyt Becsus* till dliplsotmsut of covering la bsd, s niiglsotsd draught from s p*ru> closed window, in .open, trsutom,; eonntcUd, with windy entry In s hotel, msy epnvey to your so*. tril» snd longs lb* death dealing blast, TerrtoU Slid twill are the Inroads • mads by this iisw. As- •((oyer, Tbt medicated alcoUollo principle 4u ilMttttat's flwmavh Bitter* Will ««•**. the <U(» complaint. lu ft R>»t» hollo liMlVediumUttMBHteVeV »otl*ai WiS ^A TH K "HO LY COAT," No loslllvo KvluYiico tlmt- the Cout was Worn by Olirlst. Father WilleniB, a Cologne priest, for getful of ilio fate of Father Jonathan Rouges in 1845, has had the courage and the honeBty to denounce the exhibition of the "holy coat ot Treves" us an iin posture. He holds that there is no evidence tbut the coat wus worn by Christ, while there is much to Ihe contrary, it is shorter and of much finer material than the coats worn in the Holy Land in the time of Christ. Father Willems intimates that it is a catch-penny affair, and probably thinks witb Father Rouges that if tho coat works miracles, cures diseases, restores sight thn blind und speech to the dumb it ought to bo exhibited more thun once overy forty-flve years. It was last shown in 1845. At that time, when tho means of transit were not what thny are now, over 500,000 pilgrims visited Treves, and while the pilgrimages were in vogue Father Rouges addressed a letter to the then bishop of TreveB in which be said: 'Five hundred thousand men—five hu dred thousand intelligent Germans—have gone to Troves, either to Bee or worship the relict Bishop Arnold, I turn to you, and demand from you, by my authority as a German teaoher and a Catbolio priest —yet, in the name of Christianity in the name of the German nation— u put a stop to this abominable exhibition." He added if the coat worked miracles, as was claimed, it was shocking to collec money for the exhibition. The Bishop o BreBlau, in whose province Father Rouges was stationed, usked him to retract or to deny the authorship of the let ter.: The good father wrote in reply! "The letter is no forgery. I Bbail ex pose iniquity even though it' is concealed behind altars that have stood a thousand years, 1 have only done my duty in ng expression, to the indignation wl the greater part pf my cquntrymeu felt i wlthmvseljln view of,*' ' 1mm, °»» should w Ex-President Balmaceda, of Chill, Puts an l?nd to His Troubled Career. Hounded by Enemies, He Commits Suicide to Escape a Worse Fate. X.O I'TKHY CASKS. WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.—The case of he United States ugi inst John L. Rapier, nd two cases of the United Slates again-t pre, will cMine up for urgument at the ut 'iber term of the United States supreme court. Each case is an application for ischarge by writ of habeas corpus from arrest for alleged violation of Ihe anti- lottery legislation of tho United States in mailing lottery advertisements. Judgment was against the defendants and the cases were appealed fo thi* supreme court. Attorney-General Miller has prepared a brief which he submits in belult of the government. "If ii, can bo demon- truied," savR tho brief, "that to prey up- n one's fellow men by means of the lot- ery is a fundamental human right, the ecalogue and the sermon on the mount, iot. to mention the declaration of inde "udence, ought to be rewritten at once' 1 maintain," says tho attorney general, without fear of successful contradiction, hat whatever acts or enterprises congress lias the power to muko crinnnul in tho (lis riot, of Columbia or territories, t may refuse, directly, or ndiroutly, to aid, encourago or bet in any state without violating any ob igation either to tho citizen or the state. Vny state may make practices of tlrs lot iry company or oven the possession of its ickets within its borders with intent to sell a crime." In the exercise of this power of legislat tion in regard to the mails as in the exei ise of many of its other legislative poworB, the attorney gene al holdB that congresi has very broad discretion as to whether it hall act at all, and if so, when aid to what extent, and for what purpose it shall act. The attorney general then argues to show that congress has tho undoubted right to legislate for tho common good ar-dsuys: "Suppos'i, as is now an early probability, a postal telograph should et-toblished, is it true that the United States government would be under obligation to transmit over its telegraph lines messages in referenco to all business or practices not indictable at common aw or not known to law books as mala in e? Could it not refuso to transmit telegrams boldly relating to gambling transactions, trading upon margins in wheat or stocks or negotiating purchases and sale of lottery tickets, or in regard to any other business which in the exercise of sound discretion, congress might declare to be contra bonos moios." 'Upon tho theory of tho argument ot the petitioners that the publishers of news- paperB had an absolute right to carriage in the mails and that any discrimination against them is abridging tbo freedom of tho press, then all postal regulations by which letters are given precedenco over newspapers in the mails, even in time und arriago and distribution aro invalid This is certainly a discrimination against the newspapers and might bdheld to be abridging the freedom of the press." A MAN AND A HALF. Ah JDterestlnic FrouU From Hlmloofttan Arrival* in New York. From Hindooslan, tho country of queer things, the country, according to Kipling, of "tho man who was," came recently to Now York "tho man who is, or are." His other name is LallooRampriisud llhikavco His forefathers havo been tor generation: tho subjects ut the king of Utulh. Ho or they is, or aro, bright and intelligent enough, apparently, to sot up an Indian mutiny among the nut ive troops of tho queen, but he or they cannot tell you whether ho or they are, for ho or they is u man and a half, ot threo quarters ot twins, as you choose to call it. TukeLtl- loo in the singular, as be stood in Riom No. 233 of Metropolitan hotel this uftor- noon, and ho was a clever but unfortunate Hindoo boy who was doomed all' his life to carry hiB little brother uround with him. Lilloo seemed to like it, but it was u most uncomfortablo way of carrying a a little brother. It Beemod as if his little brother had plunged his head through Lulloo's breast-bone und clung to him with bis legs und arms sticking a number of ways. Tluy wero born in Oovon Oudh about twenty yours n «o. Their mother bus borne four children, all of whom but Lilloo's half twin wero healthy and well developed. Their father is now fifty-one years old, their mother forty one. Lulloo and his attachment are the second and a half child. Whin Lulloo was born nis little half- brother had his arms around his neck. He has no' at present, for be has not grown as fust as Lalloo, but Lulloo can Bwing them up and put them almost there without split ting the buck of bis red jaoket. Four doetorj pulled Lalloo's fault-brother's legs and arms about and asked questions about him. They found » distinct pulse in one of the arms, but this is almost the only semblance of individuality that the little half-brother possesses, . He and Lulloo hud small-pox together once, but Lalloo's other ills and wells he has not shared to any great extent, and the little legs and arms do not move by the little half-brother's volition, lu fuet Lullo has to take them bodily in bund in order to make them move. When Lalloo is cold he is cold, and when Lalloo perspires he perspiras, and the prick of a pin near the foot of the origin of the little hitlf -brother in Lalloo's breast bone is felt by Lalloo. The little half-brother haB, too, what the doctors cajj a forul heart, into whiob Lalloo's heart pumps blood, but'it does not beat with intelligent sympathy to Lalloo's joys and sorrows, for the further at taehmeut of a brain is necessary for this, and a brain Lalloo's little brother does not possess. All the doctors who saw Lalloo and bis half-brother said that they could be separated saie-y, They named a New York surgeon, in faot, who could do - it. This, it woe said, is where; American surgery is ahead of European, for Lalloo and; bis,, little half'brother, nave been through England, Scotland and Germany, as Hindooston, and all tho foreign doctors have decided to iwve thepi together, < Toe corner itone of~Qoonto county's mm MiKthQUM ^ Jaid Sept. 24. DRIVEN TO DEATH. v Ai.i'Aii .Mso, Chile. Sept. 21.—E«- Prcsiilont Itulmacedu of Chile shot himself through the temple in his room at the Argentine legation at .Santiago at o:;ui o'clock. When the story became known here it created the greatest excitement Evvry part of tho city was brilliantly Illuminated und on every hand were heard the sounds of rejoicing Iliilmai'eda left Santiago Aug W last In tin- hope ot malting bis escape from Chile, but seeing thai every avenue of retreat was cut. oil he returned there Sept '-' and went direct to the Argentine legation. His intention hail been to goon board the vessel Condoll, which he cxpeele.l to linri lying in Sun Antonie bay. I'pon arriving thero, however, be disco 1 ered to his chargiu that Ui<> lorpo.li-io had sailed. Kiucc bis return to the Argentina legation in Santiago ItulmuccUa hud been in an extremely nervous condition. No one with llio exception of the minister of the Argnntino Republic und one other man. who wus ilovoted to the unfortunate ex president'scauso, was permitted to la IU to or ovon see him. All llio ilill'crcnt schemes of lllght were considered by tbo hunted ex-president, lniluiaceda and Scnor Urribnrla went lo bed at midnight. Sciiuru Ilrriburia about rt o'clock a. m. heard a pistol shot in the bedroom that bait b en assigned to Ilalniaccda. She notified her husband. Heroic no went to Ilalmaceda's room lie run around to the house of Carlos VYullier Mni teiic. and brought that gentleman bach lo the legal ion I pou breaking ill Ihe d- or of lllina- ceda's room be found that be bad shot himself. The body was sliil warm. There was u gaping wound in Die temple. Tho body was undressed and lay on the lied. The revolver was still held in his right, b • (Gradually the news spread all over 8unllago. The excitement It created is imlcscribnblo. tire.it crowds of terribly nxcitod people gathered all around the Argentine legation. They cheered and booted and went into a frenzy over the death of their chief enemy. Above all the discordant shouts were heard cries congratulating the unfortiinute llalmaeeda that In taking his own lilo he hud escaped a worse fate. Thero was at one time u very general Impression that he hud escaped on one of i he foreign warships Just before the Nan I-ranelsi-o sailed last Monday a correspondent was informed by a genii mun in whom he bad confidence und who had on other occasions given him important information, that llal­ maeeda had been smuggler on board the warship and would soon be safely at sea. It wna too late to go on board the Sua, Francisco und make personal inquiries. The vessel was just getting ready to weigh anchor. Hit the story told of llnlmaccda'B alleged disguise as a drunken sailor in a uniform sunt to have been furnished by Admiral Hi own wus so circumstantial and seemed so plausible that it was fully believed. Unfoi-tunatoly for tbo how dead ex? resident, he did not cscapo on board he .San l-'raneisco, but despairing of his ability to got away und fearing the veugciinco of his enemies, took his own life. Undertaking Too Much. There is an Arabiun proverb which sayt "Never attempt all you can do, for he tha attempts everything that he cun do often attempts more than ho can do." The greatest fault with most women's work lies in the desire to undertake more than it is possiblo for them to accomplish. Where men gain results by calm, deliberate work »nd thougts, womentooofton fail to accomplish anything by burdening themselves with responsibilities that tnoy aro utterly unable to bear. The girl student who works side by side with her brother is called on to do all bar own sewing and mending, and often to assist in domostio duties which are sulliciont in themselves to tux her strength to the lullost. Her stronger brother is bothrred with no such petty cares. His tailor does his mending, or possibly the sister herself adds this to her burden of work. He has those pluy hours from study or work, which aerv» to keep "Jack from being u dull boy"—hours which bis sister must too often spend in the drudgery of llio needle, the dustbrusk und broom. If our schoolgirls are to accomplish tin same results which our schoolboys do, they should be equally unencumbered by domsstic duties. There is scarcely a college for girls in the land where this truth is wholly recognized. In most educational institutions, and in all girls' colleges, tho girls are expected to muko up their own beds and keep tidy their own rooms, which is not required of boys and would be deemed tn absurdity if it wore. There can be no objection to an uxaotion of these domestic cares in institutions where it is a part of the regime of the school that domestio Jutes snail be performed us in other sabools, like agricultural oiios for boys, for instance, a certain amount of manual duties is required. As it is witb thn girl in school and college, so it is with the woman in the family. There aro a thousand and one petty cares placed on the mother which are not taken into the account of her duties, but which ere exaoted strenuously and add heavily to tho regular burden of "work whioh is never done." Not the least of these duties aro t,o called charitable duties, when the house-mother is expected to lay aside her cares, bake cake for the Sunday-school picnio, contribute her quota of work to the sewing circle, or assist a slack sister who is forever making appeals to tho charity of neighbors. Of ail women, the village minister 's wife is one of the. most overburdened with these endless duties which are always ex pooled but never recognized, In tho great oitiea, tha appointmont of missionaries has i done much to mitigate-the cares of" the minis, tor's wife, but in the country she visits the siok and - dying, administers to those who are hopeless, is head and centre of the church work, and generally males herself efficient in pushing forward the needs of the women of the parish, yet she has her own exaotipg household work to ; do, and woe unto her, under the keen ga*o of her husband's parishonets, if she fall in' any part, for a thousand tongues will tell of any failure, Thbisonly one instance of the exacting duties whloh women undertake, and the only marvel is that more do not fall, When women: recognize th *y fact that they must refuseyalknMy. and. firmly to undertake too much and mun give themselves a good margin for relawv tion, they will beli«ft|thl9r and wised, M- they attempt the same intelie v twlwwk: whloh men do, tbey inuit allow thehilrfilva» the same exempt from ; netty duties fWeb tkslr brothers have,—*}, Y" W«d. it, IBi Sj

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