The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa on October 3, 1891 · Page 1
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Vn 9 ostoiUt Utv'm. FDBLI3BSD EVERT SATURDAY —*r- W. W. BtTRDtOK. THUMB: 91.60 Por Year, Striotty In Advance. Tht Bttt Admitting Medium to rfaeh tht four *orih-ta*ttrn counties. Offlc* Southwest Corner Lewler and Tllilcn 8t«. ADVERTISING RATES: Tru* W. N. BURDIOK, Editor and Proprietor, INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TRRMS: $1.80. IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. VOLUME XIX POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1891. NUMBER 29. i week S weeks ... 8 week* ... t month .. 8 mnnt")i. 8 month*.. 4 months.. 1 year,... 1 In. 2 In. 4 In. Jl 00 »i no fc! 01 1 BO 1 25 t 7ft * (X) 8 00 ft (11 «ro a n fi 1 00 Ii HI 4 00 ft '.Ti 11 11' IS M n IM Ift 00 in oo 13 w) is a.i H col K coVI cul SI M I' 00 ft ;s s (« 7 SO 10' 01 9 !H IS (>.l| II 75 17 On 10 oo! 3' on! so on: M on 30 10 43 00 $10 00 III 00 It 00 10 00 -.n oo V. 00 IW Oil 80 00 lliuiliiess cards not exceeding II«H llnrn, |ft. be. fill adreitl»-menia nt legal rules Aclrertlw nients Inserti'il with no spn-HIc time will be wililishe I mil I arrierwl out ant "barged for ao- oonlhvly. All bill* paynbl - quarterly, Art apparently inexhaustible supply of •ilictt, hsa been discovered near Allentown, IV Tnxintenso best of tbe electric arc has bten tncceniiullj used in Sweden for blnet- •g. Tbe expansion at tbe point where tt arc is placed splits I bo rock. WHATEVER b« tho state of eulored pho- •grapby, R process for photographing in jolora has been patented in London, and thecimpany is about to begin business. Tn« national and provisional governments of Italy owe $5,000,000,000 und immense numbers of tbo people nre fleeing the country. Italy is on tho verge of repudiation. The engagement has been announced in Washington ot Mits Pendleton, daughter of tho lute George li. Pendleton, United (States minuter to Berlin, to Arthur Bryoe, who wua private secretary to the lateW. W. Corcoran. MUSIC IN THE CHURCH. Discourse by Rev. T. DoWitt Talmage In Brooklyn. Til* Use of Music, Both Vocal and lustra eaentitl as mi Adjunct to tlia Wor- ablp of God—lta Human, lxlng Influence. The marringe ol Mies Gertrude Barlow, •f Sing Sing on-the-Hudson, nnd Frank D. Witt Tnlmngc, ton of Rev. Dr. and lira. T. De Witt Tuluiu fc e, will take pluce in the early portion of the winter, previous t» the marringe of Miss May Talmage and Daniel P. Mangum, of Brook- IjB. "A noYAL wedding" is tho cad-like description a Minneapolis paper giveB of the marriage in that city of two thoroughly Americanized young people. It was a splendid event, to be sure. Tho millions of a Lowry would tako care that a fair and worthy daughter of tbe honse should become a bride with all tbo eclat that riches •an bring. But mere display, elegant and appropriate as it may be, cannot render royal an affair in which no kingly blood is found; and for an American newspaper to adopt such a snobbish and servile style is beneath the dignity which should characterise a press representing a people who moiu limn n century uuo evinced tbeir true feeling toward royally by throwing forever from their shoulders the burden of a kingly yoke. THE INFERNAL, WEATITEH. Ir any one can give information in wbat way, near or remote, this sheolic weather is a benefit to anybody or anything, let him, in the language of Spartacua, come on. Some people, more hopeful than wise, believe that corn flourishes under the influence of this sirocco-like spell, but •hey are grievously mistaken. Such weather ii good for nothing that grows neither in the vegetable nor animal kingdom. Had it been preceded jy a liberal amount of moisture, its iffectB would be favorable; but, coming as it has in tbe woke of a long, dry spell, it is burning the very life out of vegetation and oppressing humanity to a degree but little above the limit of endurance. All late •Ore baa long since ceased maturing. Weeks ago the ears stopped growing, and those fields which have not been cut to furnish fodder because of desiccated pastures, will be prolific as never before in that dwarfish formation colloquially known si nubbins. No; such abominable weather iB absolutely good for nothing. Its breath is blighting, its prevalence jeopardizing to the soul of all but tho philosopher who San tolerate imposition without profanity. Even the autumn foliage, that ought now to be changed to tho glorious hues whose rapturous beauty causeB teurs of inexpressible joy to well up to the eyes, is instead being either bleached or browned into disappointing tints which sadly disfigures the whole face of nature. JfKllgONAMTlKtl In Minneapolis lost evening H. P. Robinson, editor of the Northwestern Railroader of St. Paul, was married to MisB Maine Lowry, eldest daughter of the millionaire railroad operator, Thomas Lowry. The wedding ceremony took place at St Mark's church at 7 o'clook, and a recaption followed at the mansion home of the biide at 8 o'olock, lasting until midnight. A special train came all the way from Boaton over the Soo, bearing friends of tbe family. Miss Lowry presented each one of her bridesmaids with a magnificent bracelet, besides an elaborate aestume. • * * The oivil marriage contrao was signed at Paris Tuesday between Rene Raoul Duval, nephew ot the noted' statesman Leon Say, and son of the millionaire president of tbe Naples and Paris gas works, and Miss Jennie Urqubart, sister of Mrs. James Brown Putter. Tie oivil marriage took pluce yesterday and tbe religious wremony at the Beroieres Freneh Protestant church will occur today. The groom has an income of a million francs yearly. The trousseau was made by Worth. The grandfather of the bridegroom, who is commander of the Legion of Honor, will bs) present at tbe religious marriage, decorations. On the occasion of the dedication of tha new organ in the Brooklyn taber­ nacle,Ucv.T. DoWitt Tnlmnge delivered the following dlscourso apropos of tha use ot nniHic na an adjunct to publlo worship, taking for his text: tits brother's nnmo wua Jubai; ha was tha father of HII SIICII as handle tho harp and organ.—Oenusle lv., 21. ] Lnmecli bad two boy*—the one a herdsman und tho other a musician. Jubal, the younger son, was the first organ-builder. .H* started tho first sound that rolled from the wondrous Instrument which has had so much to do with tho worship of tho ages. But wbat improvement has been made un- dor tho hands of orgun builders such as Bernhard, Sebastian Uach, and George I Bognrth nnd Joseph llooth and Thomas 1 Robjohn, clear on down to George and Edward Jnrdino of our own day. I da not wonder that, when tho first fall organ that wo read of as givon In 757 by an emperor of tho east, to a king ot Prance, sounded forth Its full grandeur a woman fell into a delirium from which her reason was never restored. Tho majesty of a great organ skillfully is almost too much for human indurance, but how much the instrument hus done, in the reenforcemont of Divine servioo it will take all time and all eternity to celebrate. Last April when we dedicated the church to the service of Almighty God our organ was not more than half done. It has now come so near completion that this morning I prenched n sermon dedicatory of this mighty throne of Micrcd sound. It greets the eye as well as the ear. Behold this mountain of nntliemsl This forest of hosannahsl Its history is peculiar. Tho lata Mr. Geo. Jnrdino recently muda a tour of tho organs of Europe. Ho gathered up in his portfolio nn nccount of nil the excellences of the icnoivivl instruments of music on the other side of the Atlantic and all tho now improvements, nnd brought back that portfolio to America, declar- 1 yielded himself ing that Brooklyn Tnbernacle should have the full advantage of all ho had obtained, and although ho did not live to carry out his idea, his son, Mr. Edward Jardine, has introduced into this organ all tlioso improvements and grandeurs, and while you hear this organ yon hear all that is notable in the organs of Lucerne and Prlbourg, and Iliu-lem, and St. Paul, and Westminster abbey, and other great orgnns tlu'.t have enraptured the world. In it are bunked up more harmonies limn I can describe, and all for God and the lighting of tho soul toward Ilira. Its four banks of keys, its one hundred nnd ten stops nnd appliances, its four thousand five hundred and ten pipes, its chime of thirty-seven bells, its cathedral diapason, and pedal double diapason, its song trumpet and night horn and vox huinana, all, all. we dedi- oate to God and tho soul. It will, I believe, under the Divine blessing lead uncounted thousands intu the kingdom. Its wedding marches, its thanksgiving anthems, its requiems will Bound af tor alt the voices that follow it to-day shall havo sung their last song. To God the Father, God tho Son, and God the Holy Ghost wo dedicate it. There hus been much discussion as to whore muste wits horn. I think that at tho beginning, when the morning stars sang together, and nil tho suns of God shouted lor joy, that tho earth heard the echo. The cloud on which the angels stood to celebrate tho creation, •was tho birthplace of song. Inanimate nature is full of God's stringed and wind instruments. Silence itself —perfect silence—-is only a musical rest in God's great anthem of worship. Wind among the leaves, Insects hum' mlng in tho summer air, the rush of billow upon beach, the ocean far out sounding its ovorlnsting psalm,the bobolink on tho edge of tho forest; .the quail whistling up from the grass, are music. On Ulaolnvell's island 1 heard, coming from a window of the lunatla asylum, n very sweet song. It was sung by one who had lost her reason, and I have come to believe that even the derauged and disordered elements of nature make music to our ear, if we only hud aoutoness enough to listen. I suppose that even the Bounds of nature that are discordant and repulsive make harmony in Ood'B car. You know that you may come so near an orchestra that th* sounds are painful instend of pleasurable; and I think we stand so- near devastating storm and whirlwind, we can not hear that which makes to God's ear and the ear of the spirit* above us, a muslo as complete as it la tremendous, The day of judgment, which will be a day of uproar and tumult, I suppose will bring no dissonance to the ears of those who oan calmly listen; although it be as when some great performer 1» executing a boisterous piece of muste. he sometimes breaks down the instrument on which ho plays, so it may b* on that last dtiy that the grand march of God.played by tbe fingerB of thunder* and earthquake, and conflagration,may break down the world upon which the muslo is executed. Not only Is inanimate nature full of music, but God has wonderfully organized the human voice, so that in tho plainest throat and lungs there are fourteen direct muscles which oan make sixteen thousand dlf- I asks for the human voice but for instruments of muslo. Ho asks for tho cymbal, and the harp, and the trumpet as well as tho organ. And I suppose that, in tbe lost days of tho church, tbe harp, the lute, tho trumpet, and the Instruments of music, whether they have boon in the service of .righteousness or sin, will be brought by their masters and laid down ut the feet of Christ, und then sounded in tbe church's triumph, on her way from suffering into glory. "Praise yo the Lord! Praise 111m with your voices. Praise Him with stringed instruments nnd with organs." | I draw another argument for the importance of this exercise, from the Im- prosslvencss of this exercise. You know something of what secular muslo baa achieved. You know It has made its impression on governments, upon laws, upon literature, upon whole generations. One inspiring national air is worth thirty thousand men as a standing army. There comes a time when in tiie bnttlo when one bugle is worth a thousand muskets. I have to tell you that no nation or church can afford to severely economizo In music. Many of vou are illustrations of what sacred song can do. Through it you were brought Into tho kingdom of Jesus Christ. You stood out uguint the argument nnd the warning of the pulpit; but when, in the sweet words of Isaac Watts, or Charles Wesley, or John Newton, or Toplndy, tho lovo of Jesus was sung to your soul, then you surrendered, as armed castle, that could not be taken by a host, lifts its window to listen to a harp's trill. There was a Scotch soldier dying in New Orleans, and a Scotch minister came in to give him the consolations of tho Gospel. The man turned over on his pillow and said: "Don't talk to me about religion." Then tho Scotch minister began to sing a familiar hymn of Scotland, Unit was composed by David Dickenson, beginning with tho words: Oh, mother, tlonr Jerusalem, Wlluii nhall I colim to lluiu? He sang it to tho tune of "Dundee," and everybody in Scotland knew that; and as he began to sing the dying soldier turned over on his pillow and said to tho minister: "Where did you learn that?" "Why," replied the minister, | "my mother taught mo that." "So did mine," said the dying Scotch soldier, and the very foundation of his heart was upturned, and then and thero he to Christ. Oh, It has an irresistible power. Luther's sermons have been forgotten, but his "Judgment Hymu" sings on through the ages, and will keep on singing until the blast of the archangel's trumpet shall bring about that very day which the hymn celebrates. I would to God that those who hear me to-iluy would take these songs of salvation as messages from Heaven; for, just as certainly as the birds brought food to Elijah, by the brook Cherith, so these winged harmonies, God-sent, nre flying to your soul with the bread of life Open your mouths and take it, 0 hungry Elijahs! In addition to the inspiring music of our own day we havo a glorious Inher - ltnnco of church psalmody which has come down fragrant with the devotions of other generations—tunes no more worn out than they were when our great-grandfathers climbed up on them from the church pew to glory? Dear old souls, how they used to slngl When they were cheerful, our grandfathers and grandmothers used to sing "Colchester. " When they were very meditative, then the board meeting house rang with "South Street" and "St Edmond's." Were they atruok through with great tenderness, they Bang "Woodstock." Were they wrapped in visions of the glory of the church, they sang "Zion." Wore they overborne with the lovo nnd glory of Christ, they sang "Ariel." And in long-mctcr psalm of the thunder, flat while all this Is so. every observer has noticed that this art, which God intended for the improvement of the ear, and the voice, nnd the hedtT, nod tiie heart, has often been impressed into the service of false religions. False religions have depended more upon tbo hymning of their congregations than upon the pulpit proclamation of their dogmas. Tartlni, the musical composer, dreamed one night that Satan snatched from his hand an instrument and played upon it something very sweet—a dream that has often been fulfilled in our day, the voice and tho Instruments that ought to nave been devoted to Christ, captured from the church and applied to purposes of superstition. Another obstacle has been an inordinate fear of criticism. Tho vast majority of people, singing in church, never want anybody else to hear them sing. Everybody is waiting for somebody else to do his duty. If we all sang, then the inaccuracies that are evident when only a few sing would not be heard at all; they would bo drowned out. God only nsltB you to do as well ns 3-011 can, and then, if you get tbo wrong pitch, or keep wrong time, He will forgive any deficiency of the ear und imperfection of the voice. Angels will not laugh if you should lose your place in the musical scale, or come In nt the close a bar behind. There are three schools of singing, I am told—tho German school, the Italian school, and tho French school of singing. Now, I . would like to add a fourth school, and that is the school of Christ. The voice of a contrite, broken heart, although it may not be able to stand human criticism, makes better music to God's car than the most artistic performance when the heart Is wanting. I know it is easier to preach on this than It is to practice; but I sing for two reasons—first, because I like it, nnd next, because I want to encourage those who do not know how. I have but very little fnculty In that direction, yet I am resolved to sing. God has commanded it, and I dare not be silent. He calls on the beasts, on the cuttle, on the dragons, to praise Him, and we ought not to bo behind the cattle and the dragons. Now, in the church, we have resolved upon the plan of conducting the musio by "rgun and cornet We do it for two roasons: Ona is that by throwing tho whole responsibility upon tho muss of the people, making the great multitude the choir, we might rouse more heartiness. The congregation coming on the Sabbath day feel that they can not del egute this part of the great service to anyone else, and so they themselves assume it. We have had a glorious con gregatlonnl singing here. People havo come many miles to hear it. They are not sure about tho preaching, but they can always depend on tho singing. We have heard the sound coming up like "tho voice of many waters," but It will be done at a better rate after awhile when we shall realize the height and tho dept and the immensity of this privilege. I want to rouse you to a unanimity in Christian song that hus never yet been exhibited. Come, now) clear your throats and get ready for this duty, or you will never hear the end of this, never shall forget hearing u Frenchman Bing tho "Marseillaise" on the Champs Elyseos, Paris, just before the battle of Sedan in 1870. I never saw such enthusiasm before or since. As he sang that national air, oh, how the Frenchmen shouted! Have you ever, in an English assemblage, heard a 1 band play "God Save the Queen?" I If you have, you know something about I the enthusiasm of a national air. Now, I tell you that these songs we sing , Sabbath by Sabbath are tho national airs of Jesus Christ and of the King\ dom of Heaven, und if you do not learn , to sing thorn here, how do you ever ex- those duys there were certain tunes ; peot to sing tho song of Moses and the married to certain hymns, and they j Lamb? I should not be surprised at all THE LATEST NEWS. NATUHAI. gas ia Minn. SAMUKT. S. STEVKKS, a promient citizen or Dlooniington, 111., in dead. TACOMA, Wish., and Columbia, S. C, were shaken by earthquakes Monday. AT Ileadshurh, Cul., a very severe and long continued slink of earthquake was feltnt 1:30 p. in. Wednesday. TIIK British and German envoys to the world's fair arrived in Chicaao on Friday and are inspecting the Jackson Park ile. Mn. UI.AINK expects to secure St. Nkholui Mole, Haytias a naval station within a year. THE Chilian junta is making war on United Slates Minister Egau und demands is r-jcall. So grent is the diphtheria epidemic in Lifuyette, Ind., that the public Reboots have been closed indefinitely. JOHN S. SINCI.AIH, a North Dakota. farmer, has just learned that he is heir to lvrished. the title und estate of the Scotch earl of 1 000. Caithness. ELEVEN Chinamen are captured ut Oetroit while sneaking into the United Slates from Canada. MINNEAPOLIS outdoes herself in n tribute to the bountiful crops, the parade being from ten to twelve miles in length THE acting secretary of war has ordereil the final street bridge, Chicago, to be token down. PKESIDENT HAHUISON has insmed a full pardon for Robert Sigel, son of Gen. Sigel, convicted of forgery. POLICE Offiwr John King, of Chicago, who wus bitten by n negro iour yeurs ago, has just died of blood poisoning. TUB Iowa aaricultural authorities re wf wing' all his decorations. The old gentleman refused to attend the wedding ferent sounds, and there are thirty In of his last grandson on the ground that direct musoles which can make, It Is cash* bride was not pretty enough for a Du- Mmatod, more than one hundved and val, The courtship of the couple was very brief, as they only met on Jury 5 last, and | •m engaged two weeks later. The wed(lag dreaa iea present from Mrs. James irown Potter. Gov. Russell, of Massachusetts, is a pltatant and good-tempered young fellow, and at courteous as he is cpme-at-ble, but he rtaolutely dra vs tbe l|ne at kissing ba- h|saki an ineidtnt of (he campaign work, Beventy-three million of sounds. Now, I say, when God hus so constructed the human voice, and when He has filled the whole earth with harmony, and when He recognized it in the ancient temple, I have a right to come to the ooitoluslon.that God'loved muslo, I propose this morning In setting apart this organ for,sacred use to apeak about saeied muslo; first showing you IU Importance, und then stuljtpj asm* \;»Jaravir/,vUct -ftr*|arjr^ t» -MUr might be arrange if | tt^^&M "" mmlM ~ -"»" ""• 1 H* telii another to have lived in peace a great while, these two old people, and we have no right to divorce them. "What God hath joined together let no man put asunder." But how hnrd-henrtcd we must be if all this sacred music of the past, and all the the sacred musio of the present docs not start us heavenward. 1 havo also noticed tho power of •acred song to sooth perturbation. You may have come in horo this morning with a great many worriments and anxieties, yet, perhaps, in the singing of the first hymn you lost all those wor­ riments and anxieties. You have read in the Bible of Saul and how he was aad and angry, and how the boy David came in and played the evil spirit out of him. A Spanish king was melanoholy. The windows were all closed. He sat in the darkness. Nothing could bring bim forth until Farauell came and discoursed musio for three or four days to bim. On the fourth day he looked up and wept, und rejoiced, and the why dows wore thrown open, and that which all the splendors of the court could not do, the power of song accomplished. If you have anxieties and worriments, try this heavenly oharm. upon them. Do not ait down on the bank, of the hymn, but plunge in; that the devil • of oar* nay be brought out of you. It alBO arouses to action. A Ringing churuh is always a triumphant church 1 If a congregation is silent during th* •sterolse, or partially silent, it is the ailenoe of death. If, when the hymn la given out, you hear the faint hum of her* and there a father and mother ia Israel, while' the vast majority ar* silent, that minister 0/ Christ Who U presiding needs to havo a vory strong constitution if he does not get th* chills. He needs not only the grace of God, but nerves like whalebpne. It is amazing how some "people, whohav* vols* enough to discharge all their duties In the world, wheu they com* into the house of God have no voice to discharge this duty. I really be I lev* that if the Church of Christ could rise up and sing aa it ought to sing, that where we have a hundred souls brought into the kingdom of Christ there would be a thousand. But I must; now speak of some of the obstacles in the way of the advancement of this sacred musio, and the first U $hat It has been, impressed Into th* service of superstition. I am far from believing that music ought always to b* positively reUgious. Refind urt ha* opened places where music has been •iseu^kedv and, lawfully MK The drawing-room, the musical club, th* owhestra, theooooert, by tbegrfttlfioa- iiqn of pure, taste, and the production of hwrmleia amviaement and tha Inn -PTOvtmeut pt talent, b»Y» become great .forces In the advancement of our elvU- GENERAL NOTB9. found at New Ulm, AN cntiro pleasure parly of five were drowred while boating on the Hudson river, New York. EAUTHQ.UAKKS occurred Saturday night in six -tail s— Iiiwa, Mis«iuri, Illinois, Indiana, Krntueky and Tennessee. PATIUCK CROURKE fell from an apple tree on bis farm near Dlooniington, III , Friday night and was instantly ki led. FniE Saturday morning coni-uraed Sail's] evaporator ami the Export mills ut| Greenville, III. Loss, $126,000; insurance, 870,000. THE fly-wbeel in u Cincinnati electric | power-hotisii burst Friday injuring one uian and doing $30,000 damage. A I'ECUMAit railroad collision nccurred in Noilh Dakota and an engineer und tire- man were burned to death. FIHK in Curwell's storehouse, at Terrell, Texan, Suud.vy. destroyed 300 bales of cotton valued at $12,000. JOHN HAKIHIODK, of Chicago, was ground to pieces by the cars at Aurora, 111., Monday morning. He was stealing 0 ride on u train. A CHAIN and feed establishment on the west, side Chicago, burned Monday night an.l twenty horses stabled in tho basement l'be loss is estimutod at $20, STUDY OF STARS. Marvelous Remits Acliiovod Within Thiity Years in the Science of the Heavens, What has been Accomplished by the Application of two Instruments, the Specf ivsettpe and Camera. TUESDAY morning Willitm McDowell boarded the elevator in 83 East Washing, ton street, Chicago, and in getting off at the fourth floor had his right hg crushed between the tl >or ami the elevator. HINCKLEY. MINN., is surrounded by burning forests, which are spreading devastation over the entire northwest. A COLLISION on ihe Pittsburg & Western railroad Thursday morning, resulted in the death of two persons. Several others were seriously injured. A TEIIIOHLE prairie 6re is rnging six miles oust of O.ikes, N. D. Danuigo to stacked and shocked grain is very heavy, One man is reported burned fatally. FHANK MADDEN, employed in Swift & Co.'s packing, Cnicagn, was acci port that this has proved the best allround I dentally caught in the machinery of the erop year in the history of the 6tato. —'-- — 1 ! — i"ii«.i THE governor of PenriBylvuniu calls a special session of tbe senate to inv^Htigute lie charges against tho auditor general nod Btate treasurer, both of whom may bo removed. THE treasury department has compro mined the hat trimmings casts and will refund to importers $8,000,000 overpaid for duties. DIIEXKL, MonoAH & Co., of New York, have received eutscriptions for $700,000 mora than was required to liquidato the flouting indebtedness of the Union Pacific railway CAI'T. SCHLEY, commanding the Dalti more in the Chilian waters, cabled the navy department from Valparaiso Tuei-d.iy that everything is quiet since Dalmacedu committed suicide, Sept. 19. Exi'KitiMENTB at Boston have demon truted the feasibility of telephoning across the Atlantic, anil n plan is being considered for laying h cable for that purpose COL. II. S. OLCOTT, president and founder of thet.heosophical society, arrived in New York Wednesday. He is on his way to Japan to found a branch of thu society there. AN American company has received permission from tbs Mexican government to use tbe harbor ol the island of Cayos Arneus or Alaerun in the fishing of red snapper on a cortuin condition. IN the Candiun bouse of commons elevator and instantly killed. His homo was in Canada. CAI.ISIIA ELLIS, a farmer living near Windsor, ill., wus struck on the head by a imb from u doud tree and rendered un conscious. He fell into >i brush tire he wus tending at the time and wus burned to death. TJIJIEB boys secreted themiclves between two piles of lumber on a freight car Wednesday evening, and rode from Valparaiso, Intl., to Unicago. In switch ing they were crushed by the boards and killed. A roiiTlON of a scaffold upon which thirty men were at work in Mechanicsville, N. Y.,collap ed, owing to th.i breaking of the supports. Thu Bcuffolding fell about forty feet, and all of its occu pants were more or less injured. Three will die. AT BROOKLYN, N. Y., an i.-.cendiary fire Wednesday morning diimaued thu Columbia chemical works $60,000 am the storehouse of Joseph LaCunpe $J0 000 Tho fire raged five hours and was ihilinilt to bundle on account ot tho powerful oil irs from tho burning cht-mic.ils. Several tire men were overcome by the fumes. CRIME. TurtEE railroad men were indicted in Kansas City for violating the interstate commerce law. v.— . 1 Ex Gov. MOHEIIOUSE committed .,„. ... Wednesday amotion was raude to impeach Widiesduy morning at Marysvillo, «»t»ng ia tho sun. Postmaster General Hagjurt in connection | y 0 in the second pi B. F. ADAMS of Elizabethtown, Ind Buicided because his wife went to Coluni bus without him to spea circus. GiconoE U. HOWAHD, a pension agent, was orresed at Adrian, Mich., Thursday, charged with embezzlement The annual gathering of British men oi science lust week at Cardiff, it not as numerously attended as has beeti the case with many of the former meetings, can not be said, from the scientific point of view, to be inferior to its predecessors, says the London Speaker. One chief reason for this is that we have had a typical man ot sience us president. Not only is astronomical science worthily represented by Dr. Muggins, but a sp-icial characteristic of British science is at the same time personified. For a man to devote niniself to scientific research out of pure lovo ol the thing without being a professor is almost unknown on the continent. Tho name ot Dr. Huggins will always tak- high rank among theso non-professorial English men of science, for the work he lias done is both far-reaching and accurate. His discourse was a model •ciontific address; if it does nut uppeal to the general public so powerfully as sonii presidential tddrc.-ses have done it docs what is tar belter, it initiates tho public into some ot nature's hidden secret* by pointing out the marvelous results which have been uihieved in astronomy during the last thirty years by the application to it of two simple instruments, thu Bpectroscopo and tlw camera. The president does not attempt a survey of the progress of spectro^opic i-cience from its birth ut Heidelberg in 1869 up to the present time, but contents himself with distinguishing, in the case of a few of the important problems which present themselves, what wo know at present from wbat wo do not know. Even in this re stneted review we can not in these columns foll-jw him, tor 110 less than thirl)-five closely printed papersuic.iecessury for the t/eutuieut of the matter with which he deuls. It must hero suffice to note in the first place, as reg.irds our knowledge ot the chemical composition of the sun am stars, that its progress since Kirclilmff's time had been great both as regards extent und accuracy. Among thu men of science who huvu aided jp tlijj progress special mention is imulo "f Prof. Rowland ot Baltimore, to whom science is indebted fur much valuable work ou the subject He has not only quite recently shown that lliirtv six of our chemical elements ar- fi.uuit in tho son, but believe that many of the Bolar lines winch are as yet unaccounted for may bo the means of enabling us to discover now elementary substan^s stil urking undetected in rure terrestrial tnin cruU; so Ibat the sun may in its turn analyze tbe earth. And some terresitriul '.Ii. inlets naturally trusting in the fixity ot their laws of combination and unalterabil ily of their chemical elements, will be re iieved to hear, 11ftei tho doubts which have receully been cast upon tiie reliability ot their most, cherished beliefs in this respect, tbut tho John* Hipkins observer, ibun whom no one is a safer guide, says his ex perinicnts show veiy little evidence of the breaking up of tha chemical elements us known to us ut the high temperature ox cbnng'd his opinion, or, nt any rate, desired to approach tbe subject unfettered by any doginutic theory. No ca 1 say that since that d«y he hac not acted up to his determination to receive the teachings of new observations, whatever they may be. In his peroration Dr. Huggins waxes eloquent: "Astronomy, the oldest of the sciences, has inoio then renewed her jouth. At no tim» in the past has she been so bright with unbounded aspirations and hopes. Never were temples .«o numerous nor the ciowd of her votaries BO great, l'be Diitish Astronomical association, formed within a year, numbers about COO members. Happy is the lot of th?^e who are still on the eastern side of life's meridan," Tni* is clear and positive, and with it wo nil agree. Dut, when Dr. Huggins concludes hi.-i address with thu remark that man asks now. perhaps more earnestly than ho did in Newton's day, what, is tke ultimata reality behind tho reality of his perceptions, we may be excused if we buzird the suggestion that the eminent astronomer has here broached a question which neither tho spectroacopn nor the camera can ever answer. with acta in the constructions of the Canadian Pacific railway, JAMES CHUM, tbe well-known stock breeder of Morgan County Illinois, cele brated his eighty-fifth birthday Tuesday. Descendants to the fourth generation were present. " OUITDAHY: At Columbus, Ten., ex- Congressman W TASTE FOU l'OETKT. Aa4rew Lonir Ti-Un of Ills Knrlf Fuvorltas AinotiR- the fours. It would be interesting, were it possible, to know what proportion uf people really care for poetry, and how the love of poetry came to thein, and grew in them—and wher« and when it stopped. Modern poets whom one meets arc apt lo say timt poetry is not tend at nli. Byron's Murray ceased to publish poetry in 1840, just when Tennyson and Browning were triking their preludes.. Probably Mr. Murray was wise in his generation. But it is a so likely that many person*, even now, are attached to poetry, though they iprtiiinly do not buy coiiiemporar.v verse. How did the passion come to them? 11 JW long did it stay? When did the muse say goud-by? To myself, AH f have remarked, poetry name with Sir Waller Scotr, for ono reud Shukespeare a' a clild, rather in u kind of dream of fairyland anl enchanted isles, 'bun with uny distinct consciousness that one was occupied with poetry. Next to Scott, with mil, came Longtellow, who pleased one as more rellective and tenderly sentimental, while the reflections were not so deep as to be puzzling. I euiouiber how "Hiawatha" came out when one was a boy, and bow delightful wus the free forest life, und Minnehaha und Puupukketswis, and Nottomoamis. Ono did not (hen know that the same burn., with a yet fresher dew upiu it, wns to meet ono later in the K ilowala. Hut, nt that time, one had no conscims pleusuro in poetic style, exeept in such ringing verses as Soott's, und Campbell's in this patriotic style, except, in fuch ring- ingiorso as Salt's, and Cimpbell's in his patriotic pieces. Tbe pleasure und enchantment of style first appealed to me, at about thu age of fiftoen, wheu one read for the fir-t time. Sash day long the noise of battle rol'ed. A - niur the mountain-' by the northern net; Until Klti); Arthur' Table, imiv by m .n, llud fuJIt-Ji In LyuneSBO *b"iit their Lord, Next 1 tried Tennyson, und instantly s now light of poetry dawned, a new musio was audible, a new god came into my medley of a Pantheon, agood never lo be dethroned. "Men scarcely know how beautiful fire is," Shelley says. I am convinced that we BCircely koow how great a pint Lord Tennyson is; use his made hi n too f ttnd ir.—Aadrrfw Ling, in September Scribner. THE IIKHTII.LION SYSTEM. uce, wo learn that the advances mudo in tho measurement of the motions of stars from and towurd the earth have now attained such un amount of accuracy that (lie observations made by photography at Potsdam and by the eye at the Lick observatory, coinciding in their , ... „ . , . . • results ugree in determining, to which a few A MOB of white caps tnday night took tenths of nn English mile per se:ond, the defenseless womun from her_ borne at ^ o{ u o{ be ^ Awturus, the C. Wbitthbrne aged Bird's Eye, Ind., and nearly fUyed her d ^of which, Umu^eremembered lod Kan., William 1 1 - • • •• • meteorologist, aged sixty-six. At Muywood Kan., William | alive. I is so stupendously remote that even the If some ot the best anthems of Heaven were made up of some of the best songs of earth. May God inorease our reverence for Christian psalmody and keep us from disgracing it by our indifference and frivolity. When Cromwell's army wont into battle he stood at the head of thorn one day, and gave out the long-metre doxology to the tune of tho 'Old Hundredth," and that great host, company by company, regiment by regiment, battalion by battalion, joined In the doxology: Praise Cod from whom all blessings flow, Fralsu Htm, ull creatures iiere below, Pi-aiae II1111 above, ye Heavenly host, Praise Faiher. Bon und Holy Uhojt. And while they sang they marched, and whllo they marched they fought, and while they fought they got the victory. O, men und womou of Jesus Christ, let us go into all of bur conflicts Blnglng the praises of God, and then, Instead of fulling bock, as wo often do, from defeat to defeat, we will be marching on from viotory to victory. Glory to tho Father and to tho Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in th* beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amend. Ferroll, tbe noted seventy-eight. THE failure of S. V. While & Co., one of the most widely-known of Wall Btreet firms, was nnnouncd in New York this rooming. No statement of assets nnd liabilities has yet been made. The private fortune of S. V. White, the senior member of the firm, is estimated at $2,000,000. THE collector of customs at New York the treasury do has been authorized by , .— „ .... paitment to admit to free entry six caseB latter and stubs another and is himself of marble stutuary and marble has reliefs f tabbed. The Bon who was shot is serious- intended for the museum of the Leland ly injured. The quarrel arose over a p (WU io—it accumulates and does not ro- Slunford, Jr., university at Palo Alto, boundary line between farms. peat its improssions. Thus it comeBthat Cul,, if upon examination, the ar- A BIHMINQIIAM, Ala., special says: A the plate records that which the eye cannot tides in question are found to be works of dead body wus found banging to a tree detect: and this is true not only of tho art. near Fi'h Tran Bridge, four miles from quantity, but also of the quality, of the Troy, Wednesday. All that is known is vibrations. Aa an illustration of this it is FOREIGN. that the man wus a peddlor. interesting to note that on one of the EDWAIID MCMILLAN, convicted of mur- numerous protographs of solar STARVING Russian peasants eat their dering his wite in a horrible manner at taken by Pr-jf. Shuster sometimes like a infants. Sturmersville, Pa., has been sentenced to smudge appeared on development near the BALMAOEDA, the depoBed president of be hanged. Bolar limb. For a short time this was Chili, committed suicide in Valparaiso by FHED KAMMEIIEH, who shot and killed supposed to be due to an imperfection in shooting. his wife last Thursday at Cleveland, 0., the plate. Closer examination, however, GHAND DUOIIESS PAUL, wife of the hanged himself in the county jail Monday showed that the apparent smudge was in youngest brother of the czar of Russia, is morning. 3^4, Dr. FIUNCIB A. SOHLITZ, a wealthy TIIE king of Servia has been be- Brooklyn physician, has deserted his frothed to the Princess Helena, of Monte family and eloped with a servant girl negro. CnAULEB HOWAHD, who last week at- EMPEBOH WILLIAM has subscribed $5,- tempted to wreoka pasBengor train near 000 to the fund tor the relit f of flood suf A BtWEET FUEL. Mouisase as • Fuel la Herionsly Talked of (•Maw Orleans, Molasses as a fuel is seriously suggested by The Planter, of New Orleans? Tbe large sugar crop of Louisiana for tbe present year promises increased trouble in getting rid of the lower grades of molasses, the output of which will probably reach 8W,(X>0,000 pounds. The molasses isaold for 5 to 7 ceuta per gallon when a customer can be seourea; but the bulk of ir is wasted by either ruuning it into huge pita 01. into the -rivers and bayous. It w«« formerly converted into rum, and this would seem to be a profitable enterprise at present prices, But Tbe Planter now proposes to use it as a substitute for coal us fuel on tbe plantations. This journal figures out that the lowest grade ot vacuum pan molasses contain from 20 to 25 per cent, of sugar, which cannot be extracted by existing- machinery. Estimating a barrel of suoh; molossei to be. worth, net, 60 cents or II, and a barrel to hold 550 pounds of molsasea, the molaisei would be worth,} or Scents a gallon, and from Ml to 1-5; cents a pound. Pittsburg will' brought to the sugar house furnace ha* for about 10 years cost 1 6 cents per pound. Tbla molasses barns with a high neat in combination with wood or wood HUr, so that by sprinkling it on the bagasse (the dry stalks of the sugar can* ufter tbe saccharine juice has been pressed irom it) an excellent fuel at great b«.at .power is obtained. In thU way, (titlmat- ing that only half the molasses produced is used for fuel, a substitute will he fura l,bed for. ,75.000 to. 100,000 tons of coal 'Ibat i# more than enough for themaiv ufactuja # nil the lugw of Louisiana, THE mayor of Spartanburg, N. C„ was wjet metbmfof^redw fails to fathom murdered by a negro, who will probably the depth of the. intervening spuce; and DO lyncneu. this is accomplished by means of light EMMETT B. STANLEY, superintendent of waves, which havo probably been 2^0 the money order department of the Atlan- years on their journey. l l (Ua ^ ) .P. OBtofl [ iue ' ,. h,w .A P An arre8ted La8t| y- wh"' bo* not photography done charged with embezzling $1 500. to enlarge our knowledge of the heavenly A COLOHED dock-laborer fatally snbbed host? The eye, looking into a telescope at a white man on the docks of the Western a bare | y visible star for a seco.d, sees us transit company in Chicago, Monday. mu ,. n UH it sun do if it at t f A YOUMO farmer in Shelby county shoots n0 . lr . I( j, uot B0 wUhKt h u photographic an .')- kllUJft n . e V« hbor _\" h ° ot . 8 °, na: ! ot l? 1 lh ,1 P lat0 - for the lapw of «n hour it has seen, roughly spcakirg, 8 600 times us much as it did during ttie first second's ex- reality thu image ot a comet lying close to the sun, and therefore invisible to the naked eye, which the more sensitive photographic retina had Been and preserved. The uccuracy of workicunsbip of morden astronomical instruments enables the ferera in Spain Tuia year's wheat crop in Prussia is officially reported to be 1,000,000 double quintals more than in 1890. Da. JAMAS, ex-chairman of the Wesleyan conference, died suddenly at Plymouth, England, Sunday, MONTBNEOIIO is to have a small fl.'et of war vessels in the Mediterranean, which will be practically the property of Russia. IT is officially stated that only 600 buildings remain standing at Coneuegru, Spain. There were 2,100 before the floods, ' Mucn anxiety is felt in regard to Rush's movements i-i Paniir, Ipdla. It is rumored that Lieut. Davison, a colleague ofCapt. YounghuBband, has been taken prisoner. STRIKES and riots are reported on the Siberian railway, the workmen revolting on account of bad and \p&dequate food. AUSTRIA is likely to aooi\ follow Germany in removing the prohibition placed upon American port. IT ia estimated that about 2,000,000 persona have viowed the holy coat at Treves, tbia year. The exhibitiou closes October 4. A» ursuccessful attempt was made by a raob in Paris Friday night to break up the performance of "Lohengrin." Three flunrYnl arrests were made, CHILIAN soldiers at Santiago are reported to have revolted against the junta THU pope la organizing an internatinn the fndiana line, hus been given ten years observer to keep tbe image of a star or of a in penitentiary. nebula in position, whether with or with- FAYETTE MAitsn. the widely known out a spectroscope, for as long a time as Stillwater (Minn.) lawyer, twice usBaults a is necessary to produce, a aa'isfuctory im- young man nnd was himself badly beaten, pression on tha plate. Mr. Roberts, by on Mr. Marsh is now in jail. exposure of three hours, obtained on bis Miw. J. M. CRITB, of St. Paul, confesses photograph un unluoked-lor extension of killing her husband with poison. She the nebulous region surrounding the trap states that her husband mode four at- ezium in the constellation of Oron; and in tempts to poison her. The woman is ar- the same way he records as altogether rested. new view of the physical cnnBtUution of A BUOOTINO affray occurred at Bridge- the great njbulu in Andromeda. So, too, hampion, Mich., Wednesday morning. Mr. Russell, in Sydney, baa shown tbut John Townaend and William J. McClintio the vreut rift in the milky way in Argus, disputed over farm properly, and TownB- which to tho eye IS void of slarB, is in end shot McClintic dead with u rifle. Mo- reality uniformly covered with them Cliutio bad drawn a revolver on Townaend. Again, Vogel of I'osUdam, by the moat The latter gave himself up. minute and complete mechanical arrange- CLAKKNOE T, JENKINS, middle aged ment. has succeeded in obtaining 11 photo- and K prominent member of the PiesW- graphic record of no less than 250 dis- terian church, has been arrested In St. tinct lines in the specirum of Capella, in Louis, charged with embezzlement of a small portion only of the total visible neatly $H,000. He was tbe truted spectum near the line G. Of suoh recent cashier and bookkeeper of Armstc ng, triumphs of observational dexterity over Gilbert & Co., cork manufacturers. V«por Poison and IU Antidote. The morning and evening mists that pervade the atmosphere of malarious localities cannot be • ,. f - , , . breaihedwlth impunity. A safeguard la needed J JVf^P^JjI'f • to render lurmiess ihe dnngeroaa miasmata with " "" " "" which ihey are Impregnated. Tha surest, safest defense ia lionietter'a Slonmch Bitter*. Itl.un antidote to the poison which lias ah haled and borne fruit, an udequnte v.. lis hurmleas eflecis. No |>re)<urulIvu fur breuihers of miasma tainted sir or drinkers of miliaria pntsoued water like Ihe Blllers. It completely neutralises the otherwise irrralsllhla onset ot tha terlalloe. Haulers on newlyelenn-d laud,excavators of taiisl routes (notably that an Ihe leth difficulties whioh formerly were counted insurmountable the address is full. But It would have been incomplete without reference to the remarkable international undertaking now in progress for photo- if the heavens. By ihe'joint action qf eigteen observatories Bcattered over the earth's suface it ia proposed to occpmlisb this work. Tbe p silion of ull stars down to tbe four al mnurmtn h« held at Frlbourir in 1892 »>"• °.' I'" 11 ""!*), wwleni pioneers and emigrants » WflsTTess to oe^eia at c nuourg »n *oo« _ ( Bhurl HlJ h . BC|a( , > (0 «- ma | ar i )t | i nr iueii«i» In to mange an European OathoJIc dew- 1 '• • • Qcjr/HhruniQU,. iff 'jiOK moat of the Turkish provinces abuodinVharveata are reported and 4« PFO- ialbrj ttm those in Art* Minor. Ihe t the revenue, it is thought, will exceed that of any preceding year by *50Q,000, rasa AND 0A.8UA .LTIBB. „ {f 1 - • l ' 11 in 111 tBcetoo children were ortpabjd, ia ? mldo.e.ol h .« ' ped. Forthia purpose no less than 22,-. 000 photographs will be needed, as inn purview of each plate is to be limited to urjaof four square degrees. Bo it is dear that the ccoiplet'on of this great photo grupbioobartof the heavens must'/be 1 work of t'me. ; ABIO the evolutionary changei which are doubtless going on in nalute, the president adheres rather to the older nebular than .to tbe newer meteorite theory. He oandidl, ulatea that while in 1804, under the undue' Influence of tbeo. logical opinions thea widely' prevalent, he expressed a view that in the iMiri we have no longer to do with bodies oMbe type of our sun, but with object*: haviug t> peculiar UIM of itnuttur*; two yean Uter be air or water And » a benign remedy, au eloctliill safeguard. Disorders of tha slnuiuorr, liver and bowels, "Is grippe,". rheumaiUiu and kltjney vom- plaluts are remedied by-the Bitters. "Wbatis it, little girl V" said a Dearborn street grocer to a flve.yearold miss, ait be leaned over Ihe ootinter. Li(t|e girl—"Mamma sent me for a lamp chimney, »» d the hopes it will be as itrong a» that Ift't butter yon sunt us.'' • Toil can't tell who is in the coffin by the launjitkifif. itafuiiwel nfiwipjiaifln •^••ssVJBWjasi^avi ^••••aW svaB^ss ^rsswfaWf -^^wajasfarsrs/B^i A Story Showing- How Mercilessly Sure Are Its MeHHUrelueufs. A young man who bud been arrested ono morning for tbeft was cul.ed upon nnd measured then and thero, says Chambers' Journal. Tha process is carried out by two men, ono of whom appli-s the instrument and calls out the figures, which are entered on a card by the other, precisely as in a tailor's shop. Tbe subject is barefooted nnd bareheaded. The measurements are taken in four minutes, together with the height standing, the beight sitting, the length of tbe nrms extended, the length and breadth of the car. This finished, Mr. Benillon, curd in hand, interrogated the prisoner: "What is your numo?" "Albert Felix." "Have you ever been up before?" "No never." "(J lite sure?" "Perfectly Bure," with jaunty confidence." As the- young scoundrel was the leadei of a bund this Beemed highly improbable. He was removed, and we proceeded t< the search. Section after section of the drawers were rapidly eliminated by comparing the figures on them with those upon M. Felix's card. At lost wo came to a single drawer, and then down to two cards, if he was there at all it must be one of these. A look at the first at once showed discrepancies of one or more millimeters and some ot the headings, and aa the bony measurements are accurate to a millimeter, it could not be thia ono. There remained one curd. Mr. Bjrtilbn took it up, hiding tbe photograph on it. All the figures correspond exactly with those just taken of Felix. Ho was recalled and again questioned. He repeated his statements, but obviously with lest confidence. Mr Bertiiion uncoveied the photograph, and there the fellow was to the lire aa he stood that moment before us. It was moBt Btartling. But the origin of the photograph was called Alfred Louis Lamaire, and ho had been in jai' two years before. The card bore details of oertain scars and marks on hand and body; they corresponded exactly with tboBe on Felix. Our friend, the detective, edged up and wutched the prisoner with professional delight. Again questioned, Felix stuck to his story, but tbe composure was gone; his eye was troubled, his lips trembled, and tbs muscles of his face twitched. The photograph was shown biui, "Who Is that?" "Not me; some one like me,"—out very hakily. "This is Alfred Louis Lamaire, and he was arrested," etc The fellow was down in an instant as limp as wet paper. "Oi, o'eat ruon nom," adding "I knew you would Bud it." The astonishing thing was that, out of tbe great roomfulof cards, not a single one corresponded, or anything like corresponded wilb the measurements of tha youth before us, except,that particular on* —his own. Mistake is impossible. A Man of *r«w Words. L»ke SnoreNews. Parson Fewclothes—" What has become of my old friend L'meslur Peter?" Ariz ma Bill—"Leit these diggin's." "Further west?" "Nope." "East?" "Nope" "South?" "Nope." "Noith?" "Nope," . ,„;,; "Wneret" "UP." , aTiAAtJ^.' "We have PQ use tor bear, stories," s»j[d tbe editor.. 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