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. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY —»T— VT. N. ptTRDIOK. TERMS: $1.60 Per Tear, Strlotly in Advance. The Best Admitting Med him to reach the four north-cattem counties. OIB.ce Southwell Comer Lawler nnd Tllden -SIF. W. N. BURDICK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. VOLUME XIX POST VILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1891. NUMBER 30. ADVERTISING- RATBS: TIMS I In. sin. 4 In. t weetc II 00 II KP 8 weeks ... 1 Ml 8 » a r.'> 3 weeks ... il 00 3 INI fl (H> 1 monih .. a Ml 3 Vi (1 2.1 * MK'tlt 3 00 4 Ml 0 OH 3 m"ntti*.. A Or) 0 -.••> ii a-. 1 IllOtltllff., .1 Ml S O' in on 1 ye.ir.... 10 00 13 HO 18 0' H col H coVI col II 50 B n 7 30 » 21 II T» II) W |1 00 8 00 10 00 18 00 17 On 8' 00 •Jl 00 W (H 30 00! 4S 0(1 - I no on 13 00 l«00 10 00 ICS 00 31 00 M 00 80 00 HtiKlniRs i-arila not exci'».liti)C flvo Hum, |3. Legal ndvoitls-mrnta nt h-jrnl rntee. Adrertlse- inent* Insem-il with no specific time will be nulillslie I until nrileroil out nnf vlmtR-ed for ao- cor .lhvly. All bills iiiyolil • qumCerl/. THE MARCH OF CHRIST. Dr. Talmago Follows Jesus From Bethlehom Down the Agos. A Conatnnt Mnrcli of Victory for th* Armies or Our Chieftain, Hat Still rrher Press Onward, Hcarcu- Ing Out Now Field*. The following; discourse was dellv- •ml by Rov. T. DoWitt Talmago In tlio Brooklyn tabornnclo on tlio subject of "The Mnrcli of Christ Through tho Centuries." Hlstoxt ffiu: On Ills Imnd wcro many crowns,—Ilovola- tlone xlx , 1.'. May your cars be alert and your thoughts bo concentered, and all tho powers of your soul aroused, whllo I •peak to you of "tho march of Christ through the centuries." You say,'*(fivo ns then a good start, In rooms of Tor- million nnd on floor of mosalo and •mid corridors of porphyry nnd under canoplcH dyed In nil tho splendors of the setting sun." You can bavo no •uch starting placo. At tho tirao our Chieftain wns born, thcro wero castles on tho bench of Galilee, and palaces at Jerusalem, and Imperial bnlh rooms nt Jericho, nnd obelisks nt Cairo and the Pantheon at Rome, with Its corinthlnn portico nnd its sixteen granite columns) and the l'nvthcnon nt Athens with Its glistening eoronot of tcmplcs;nnd there were mountains of fino architecture In rnnny pnrls of the world, lint nono of them were to bo the starting-placo of tho Chieftain I celebrate. A cow's stall, a winter month, nn nt- snosphcrc in which nro tho moans of camels and tho baying of sliccp and tho burking of dogs and tho rough banter of hostlcrlcs. IIu takes Ills first Journey before Ho could walk. Armed desperadoes with hands of blood wcro ready to snatch Him down into butch ery. ltov. Vi'illiam ii. Thompson, the veteran and beloved missionary, whom I saw tills lust month In Denver, in his eighty-sixth year, has described, In his volume entitled, "Tho Land and the Book," licthlchcm as he saw It Win ter before lust I walked up and down the gray hills of Jura limestone on which tho village now rests. Tho fnct that King David had been born thcro had not during ages elevntcd tho vll logo Into nny special attention. Tho other fnct that it was tho blrthplnco of our Chieftain did not keep the placo In after years from special dishonor, for IlaUriau built thcro tho grovo of Adonis •nd for one hundred and eighty years the religion there observed was the most abhorrent debauchery the world lias ever seen. Our Chieftain was considered dangerous from the start. Tho world has put suspicious eyes upon llira because, at tho time of Ills birth the astrologers had seen stellar commotions, a world out of its placo nnd shooting down toward a caravansary. Btar- dlvinntlun wns n science As late as the eighteenth century it had Its votaries. At tlio court of Catherine do Medici it was honored. Kcplor, ono of the wisest philosophers thnt tho world ever saw,declared It was a true science Aslnte as the rolgnof Charles II.,Lilly, •n astrologor, was called before the house of commons in England to give his opinion as to futuro events. For ages the bright appearance of Mara meant war; of Jupiter, meant power; of tho Pleiades, meant storms at sea. And aa history moves In circles, I do not know but that after awhile It may be found that as tho moon lifts the tides of the peas and the sun affects the growth or blasting of crops, other worlds besides these two worlds. may have something to do with the dosttny of indlvlduals'nr.d nations in MrU world. I do not wonder that tho commotions In tho hoavons excited tho wise men on the night our Chieftain was born. Aa lie came from another world and after thirty-three years was again to change worlds, it does not soem strange, to me that, nstorbnniy should have folt the effect of Ills coming. And instead of being unbelieving about the one star that stooped I wonder that all the worlds in tho heavens did not that Chrismas night ranke some special demonstration. Why should they leave to one world or meteor the bearing of tho news of thohuraanizatlem of Christ? Where was Mars that night that it did not indicate tho mighty wars that . were to come between righteousness and Iniquity? Where was Jupiter that night it did not celebrato omnipotence Incarnated? Where were the l'loiades that night that they did not announce the storms of persecution that would assail our Chieftain? It watching this march of Christ through tho centuries, wo must not walk before Illm or besldo 111m, for thnt would not be reverential or worshipful. So we walk behind Illm. W0 follow Illm, whllo not yet in Ills teens, up a Jerusalem terrace, to a building six hundred foot loug and six hundred feet wide, and . under the hovering splopdor of gateways, and by a pillar crowned with capital chiseled into the shape of flowers and leaves, and along by walls of hoveled .masonry, and near a marble screen, until a group of white- haired philosophers and theologians gather around Illm, and then the boy bewilders, and confounds, and overwhelms these scholarly septuagenarians with S uesttons thoy can not answer, and un- er Ills quick whys and whyfors, and • hows and whons, they pull tholr white • beards with embarrassment and rub their wrinkled foreheads in confusion, and putting their staff hard down on the marble floor as they rise to go, they must f e,ol lilto chiding the boldness that ' allows twelve years of age to ask seventy-five years of age such puzzles. Out of this building we follow Him into tho QuarantanUv, tho mountain of .temptation, its side to this day black with robbers' dens- Look I Up the side of this mountain, come all the forces of perdition to effect our Chief tain's capture. Hut, although weak' ened by forty days and forty nights of abstinence, lie hurls all Pandemonium - down the rocks, suggestive of how lie ean hurt,In to helplessness all our temp- ''' teuton's. ' And,now we climb right after Uln^'up the rough skies of the "Mount WwtR/udes," and on the bkjhesi pul- , of Him, the Mediterranean sen'to th* , M{tof Htm, aindHe preaches a sermon - "that jet will transform the world will ,\ *.!») applied sentiment,* Now we follow . w. ChiefUln •} w <'<'feta 1 CMUM* Wf ^MM^'^V **?J>m v- jMftjfc,, far tt-"**apnfjikiT* • -«feia**.*8u*aw Wg waves,ntul It Is about half-past three in tho morning, and it Is the darkest tlmo just before daybreak, lint by tlio flashes of lightning we see Illm putting his foot on the crest of tlio wave, stepping from crest to crest, walking the white surf, solid as thought it were frozen snow. Tho sailors think a ghost Is striding tho tempest, but Ho cheers thorn into placidity, showing Himself to bo a great Christ for sailors. And He walks the Atlantic nnd Pacific and Mediterranean and Adriatic now, nnd If cxhnustcd and affrighted voyagers Will listen for Ills voice at half-past three o'clock in tlio morning on any sea, indeed at any hour, they will hear His voico of compassion and encouragement Wo oontlnuo to follow our Chieftain, and hero is a blind Qian by the wny- sltlo. It is not from cataract of the cyo or from ophthalmia, tho eyc-ox- tlnguishor of tho east; but ho was born blind. "He opened I" ho cries, and first there is a smarting of tho eye-lids, and then a twilight, and then a mid-noon, and then a shunt. "I seo ! I sco 1" Tell it to all tho blind, and they, at least, can appreciate it. And hero is tho Idow's dead son, and hero Is tho expired damsel nnd here is Lazarus I Live!" our Chleftnn cries, nnd they lire. Tell It through nil tho bereft households; toll it among tho groves. And hero around Illm gather tho dc«f nnd tho dumb and tho sick, and nt His word they turn on tholr couches, nnd blush from awful pallor of helpless illness to rubicund health, and tho swollen foot of the dropsical sufferer becomes fleet as a roe on the mountains. Tho music of tho grovo and household wakens the deaf ear, and lunatic and maniac return Into bright intelligence, and tho leper's breath becomes us sweat as tho breath of a child, and tho.flesh ns roseate. To*.! it to all-tho sick, through all the homes, through all tho hospitals. Tell It at twelve o'clock nt night; tell it at two o'clock in tlio morning; tell it at half-past three, nnd In tlio last watch of tho night, that Jesus walks tho tempest Btlll we follow our Chieftain until tho government that gavo Him no protection insists that fin pay tax, and too poor to raise the requlslto two dollars ami soventy-flvo cents. Ho orders Peter to catch a fish that has In its month a (Ionian stntur, which is a bright coin (and you know that fish naturally bite at anything bright), but it was a miracle tl**t I'ulcr should havo caught It at the first haul. Now \vc follow our Chlcftaiu until, for tho paltj-.v sum of fifteen dollars, Judas sells Him to His pursuers. Tell It to all the betrayed! If for ten thousand dollars, or for five hundred dollars, or for ono hundred dollars your interests wero sold out, consider for how much cheaper a sum tho Lord of earth nnd Heaven was surrendered to humiliation nnd death. Hut here, while following nim on a spring night between eleven and twelvo o'clock, wo seo tho flash of torches and lanterns, and wo hear the cry of a mob of nihilists. They aro breaking in on the quietude of GethsC' mane with clubs—liko a mob with sticks chasing a mad dog. It is a herd of "Jerusalem" toughs led on by Judas to arrest Christ and punish Illm for being the loveliest and best being that ever lived. Hut rioters aro llablo to assail the wrong man. How wero they to bo sure which one was Josus? "I will kiss Ilim,"says Judos, "and by that signal you will know on whom to lay your hands of arrest" Bo tho kiss which throughout tho human race and for all time God intended ns the most sacred demonstration of affection, for Paul writes to the Romans and Corinthians nnd tho Thos- salontans concerning tho "holy kiss," nnd Peter celebrated tho kiss of charity, and with that conjunction of lips La' ban mot Jacob, and Joseph mot his brothcrn, and Aaron met Moses, and Samuel met Saul, and Jonathan mot David, and Orpah parted from Naomi, aud Paul separated from his friends at Ephosus, and tlio father In the parable groetod tho returning prodigal, and when tho millennium shall come we aro told rightoouBncss and peaco will kiss each other, and all the world is Invited to greet Christ, as Inspiration cries out: "Kiss tho Son, lest Ho be angry nnd ye perish by the way"—that most sacred demonstration of reunion and affection was desecrated' as the filthy lips of Judas touchod tho pure cheek of Christ, and the horrid Binack of that kiss has its echo In tho treachery and debasement and hypocrisy of ages. As In December, 1880, 1 walked on the way from Hcthany, and at the foot of Mount Olivet, a half mile from the wall of Jerusalem, through the Garden of Gothsemane, and under the eight venerable olive trees now standing, their pomological ancestors, having been witnesses of the occurrences spoken of, tho scene of horror and of crlmo came book to me, until I shuddered with the historical reminiscence. In further following our great Chief- tan's march through tho centuries, I find myself in a crowd in front of Herod's palace in Jerusalem, and on a movable platform placed upon a tosscl- ated pavement Pontius Pilate sits. And osonoe a year n condemned criminal is pardoned, Pilate- lets the people choose whether It shall bo an assassin or our Chieftan, and they all cry out for the liberation of the assassin, thus declaring they prof or a murderor to the salvation of tho world. Pilate took a basin of wator in front of these people and tried to wash off the blood of this murder from His hands, but He could not. Thoy are still lifted, and I seo them looming up through all the ages, eight fingers and two thumbs standing out red with the canuigo. S.till following our Chieftain, I as* •oend the hill which, §en, Qorttan,the nrs Via Raphael, and Titian, nnd Leonardo (In Vinci, and all the great Italian nnd German and Spanish and French artists have attempted to paint; and Hossuet and Massillon nnd Georgo Whilcflchl and Thomas Chalmers have attempted to preach. Something of its overwhelming nwfulness you mny estimate from the fact that the sun which shines In the heavens could not endure it tho sun which unflinching looked upon tho deluge that drowned tho world, which without blinking looked upon the ruiii.s of earthquakes which swol- lowed Lisbon nnd Ciirnecus, nnd hns looked unbhuichcd on the bnttlc-fleldi of Arbela, Blenheim, Mcgiddo and Esdruelon, and all tho scenes of car- nago that havo over scalded and drenched the earth with human goro—that sun could not look upon tho scene. Tho sun dropped over Its face a veil of cloud. It withdrew. It hid itsolf. It said to tlio midnight: "I resign to thee this spectaclo upon which I havo no strength to gaze; thou art blind, oh, midnight! nnd for that reason I commit to thee this tragedyl" Then the night-hawk and tho bat flow by, and tho jackal howled in tho ravines. Now we follow our Chieftain as they carry Ills Jimp nnd lacerated form amid tho flowers anil trees of a garden, the gladioluses, tho oleanders, tho lilies, tlio geraniums, tlio mandrakes, down flvo or six steps to an alslo of granite, whero Ho sleeps. Hut only a little whllo Ho sleeps thcro, for there Is an earthquake in nil that region, leaving tlio rocks to this day In their aslant nnd ruptured state, declarative of tho fact that something extraordinary thcro happened. And tvo seo our Chieftain arouse from Ills brief slumber nnd wrestlo down the ruffian Death, who would keep Him Imprisoned in that cavern, and put both heels on the monster, and coining forth with a cry that will not cease to bo echoed until on tho great resurrection day the door of tho Inst scpulchcr shall bo unhinged and flung clanging into tho debris of demolished cemeteries. Now wo follow our Chieftain to tho shoulder of Mount Olivet, aud without wings Ho rises, the disciples clutching for Ills robes too lato to roach them and across the greatgulfs of space with one bound lie gains that world which for thirty-throe years had been denied His companionship, and all Heaven lift cd a shout of wclcomo ns Ho entered, and of coronation as up tho mediatorial throne lie mounted. It was tho great esj, day Heaven had ever seen. They had Him back again from tears, from wounds, from ills, from a world that never appreciated Him to a world in which He was the chief delight. In all tho libretto of celestial music it was hard to find an anthem enough conju' bilnnt to celebrato tho joy saintly ser- phic, nrchangelb, dcific. Hut still we follow our Chieftain in nis march through thoconturies.for in visibly He still walks the earth, and by the eye of faith wo still follow Him You can tell where Ho walks by the churches and hospitals nnd reformatory institutions, and liousos of mercy that spring up along the way. iread in tho sick room, abodes of bereavement Ho marches on, and the nations nro gathering around Ilim. Tlio islands of tiie sea aro hoaring His voico. Tho continents nro feeling His power. America will bo His! Europe will bo nisi Asia will bo His! Africa will bo His! Australia will bo His! Now Zealand will be Hisl All tho earth will be Ilia! Do you realize that until now It was Impossible for tho world to bo converted? Not until very recently has tho world been found. Tho Uiblo talks about tho ends of tho oarth" and tho "uttermost parts of tho world" as being saved, but not until now have the "uttermost parts of tho world" boon revealed. The navigator did his work, tho explorer did his work, the scientist did his work, and now for tho first tlmo since tho world has been croatod has tho world boon known, measured off and geogrnpliizeil, tho last hidden and unknown tract bus been mapped out and now the work of evangelization will bo begun witli an carnostnoss and voloaity as yot unlmagluod, Tho steamships aro ready, tho lightning express trains aro ready, tho printing-presses ore ready, tho telegraph and tolophono are ready, millions of Christians are ready, and now sco Christ marching on through tho centuries. Marching onl Marching on I Ono by one governments will fnll into lino and constitutions and literature will adore Ills name. More honored und worshiped is He In this year of lSfil than at any time since, the year 1, and tho duy hastens when all nations will Join ono procession "following tho Lamb whlthersoevor Ho gooth." Marching on, marching onl ' THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTE9. STANFOHD DnoB., bankers at Chrisman, 111., hnve failed. KX-PHERIDKKT and Mrs. Cleveland had daughter born to them on Satuidny. IN Shclbyville, Iml., a 17-year-old youth hns just marriel a 13-year-old girl. THE vrestTn suirnr factories expect to mnko fully 27,000,000 pounds of Bugar this j cor. THE Minnesota fupreme court has decided that contracts for grain futures are not valid. THE Canadian houpe of commons has adopted nn address to her mnjesty asking for home rule and copyright THOMAS MCGKKKVY, implicated in the liondle tcandals, has been expelled from the Ci.nadian house of common*. A IIKCENTI.V bored oil well eighteen miles WPHI ot Pittsburfi, Pa., is yielding in average of 10,000 barrels per day. THE Southern Interstate exposition WUR opened with imposing cermonki at Rileigh, N. C, Thursday. THE John Seller broking company of Covington, Ky.. hns made an assignment. Thensfcts nrp 81,000,000, with liabilities of about 875.000. AN Oklahoma juilce decides that Indian children cannot, be kept in school ngainst the 'vii-hos of iheir parent*. TIIIIKE hundred job printers and pressmen stiuck at PitMiurg Thursday ngainst tho wapo scale mbtuiltod by the proprietors. Nearly every ofBco in the city is closed in consequence. THE American Fealing Fchooner J. Hiiuiltou L i ;wis has been seized by a Russian man-of-vor for poaching in the Russian waters of Hehringsea. FRANK MKKHOUNNK. it is raid, succeeded in producing a light rain at Goodland, Kan., Friday, by his mysterious process. A TEXAS judge has refused to nntnrnlize .in applicant lor American citizenship who is a Kieinlist. The judge HIJH the principles of socialism nre not in harmony with the constitution of the United States. FOREIGN. DAVID EVAKS bus been elected lord mayor ot London. THE premium on gold nt RuenOB Ay res is quoted at 'M'i. THE dent is announced of Vir.ctnt Vela, I ho Italian milptor. THE Chilian steamer Itafa hns tuiled fr.nn San Diego for Valparaiso. Miis. Fit AN K LESLIE has married brother of the famous 0.-car AVilde. THE Standard oil company is leported to be behind a scheme to combine the southern rico mills. G. W. Gn .BKitT, of Columbus, Ind dropped dead in that city Sunday. Ho was 87 years old. MUCH dissatisfaction with Mr. Gladstone's Newcastle speech prevails among the English Liberals. I'IIK recent Irish census show a decrease of 12 per cent since 1881 in the populu tion. THE premier of Bulgaria curries things I hear Ills | witli n high hand, and a reign of terror nnd in tho| rCBults THE kin« of Servia has been be trotbed to the Princess Helena, of Monte negro. EIOHT miners were killed in a collery nccident in Wales Thursday by tho falling of a hoisting car. ALL tho Paris newspapers agree in expressing the opinion that tho death of Boulangur will not affect tho political situation. COUNT TOLSTOI, the great Russian nov elist, will hereafter claim no copy riuht on any of his workB published since 1881. A PAHTY has left Black Foot. Idaho, to exliumo the remains of Robert Ray Uam ilton in order to ascertain whether he was drowned or murdered. A CONSTANTINOPLE dispatch says the revolt in Arabia against the Turkish uu thcrities has ended in the submissicn of tho rebels. THE Brazilian government has ordeiecl the purchase of 500.000 cuttings of grape, vines in tho United SUtes nnd Europe for i,50 in starting experimental vineyards in thnt republic. THE North German Lloyd Steamship company has advertised for bide fcr the construction of several pussenger and freight steamships of the whalebuek pattern of about 6,000 tons burden, CHILIAN soldiers at Santiago are re ported to have revolted ngainst the junta AN attempt is said to havo been made Wednesday night to blow up a bridge over which tho Emperor of Austria was about to pass in a railroad train. The would-be- HssasBiuB were seen by watchmen, nnd their design frustrated. The emperor arrived in safety at Prague Thursday morn ing. VALUABLE IOWA JJIUT. Suit JTIled for It by a St. Lonls Attorney. . KEOKUK, Iown, Oct." 7.-—Henry. C. Withers, a St. Loujs attorney, has filod papers in a suit for the possession of j275 acres of lunl inside- the limits of j his placo, The property is valued lit $150,000. His clients-are tho Sr. Louis Hospital association, Johu P. Rully, Margaret L. Primm and Oolaviit L. Wnr- ren, - About the year 1833 Henry McKce secured from the government land formerly belonging to the Sao and Fox reservation. Previous.to his death the same was deeded to the young children of John P. Reilly, then a merchant of St. Louis. In 1840 a partition decree, was made to whioh tlio minors were not anudfl 1 parties. reat English, esplprejr and, .whiter, rst made a cloy model ot It is\hard ellmblug for our Chieftain, for He, has not only two Ijepvy.timbers to carry on Hl» back, the .upright and horizontal pleoes of theoross, but He- if suffefing from exhaustion v <>aue»4 bT floofc of minutes^, climb to th'«5^p f 'bf the hill and reach that limestone rook In yonder waU, which ? rolled down from the apex of Mount Oalviiy,--But I think oun Chtofteln must have taken* long time tor the useent, for He bad all earth and »U Heaven and aU halloa UU back,as ellmbed' ! from b*se -to summit, and 1*mj efadujtM' *h»t WWIlfy WtWt ISLEC'X'BOCUTIOX IN NEW YOHK DotalUd Report of fie Last Attempt Made 1 'ubllo. ALBANY, N. Y.,. Oot. 2.—-Austin Lvtbrop, superintendent of the Btute prisons, today gavo to the press a report of the del ail s attending the execution of the four murderers at Slug Sing July 7. , The report was first presented to Warden Brown. by Chas. McDonald and Sam B. Watt, who were the official physicians in obargo of the execution. After giving in, detail the manner of the execution of each man the report concludes; " There was Absolutely nowhere any smoking or phoning or buVning, From tho experience had in these' four oases we are inclined to believe that, while uncoiuoioui nop* '"was* instantaneous' and' continuous from:, the"' first moment of : each j*nt«c», yet In • 'order • • "to insuie that death supervene as speedily a» possl- ble.it is neceHory to continue a current FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Fins Destroyed the.Cedar Beach Hotel at Lake Wawosaee, Ind., Monday. FIFTY houses were wrecked at Butte Mont., Friday night by an explosion of ginnt powder. VAN CAMP'S packing houBe at Indinn- npolis, hid., was burned Sunday, causing a loss of 8250,000. Tnimu persons lost their lives in temietueut house fire, in New fork Monday morning. Two freight cars were run off the track into the river at Memphis, Tenn., Sunday und four tramps in them were drowned, MIIB. HANNAH EVANS, aged forty-two, was burned to death at Wilmington, Del, Her clothing, caught fire while lighting P»pe. A FEW year* since Jerioho was one of the most prosperous villages in Van Buren county Mich. Sunday (he last building Was wiped out by fire, EAKTHQUAKES occurred Saturday night in six states—Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. AN immense prairie-fire destroyed herds of cattle, horses and form buildings in North Dakota. Fouu persons were killed and thirty in i 'ured by a collision on tho New York, 'ennsylvania and Ohio, near Kent, Ohio, Wednesday morning. A BTQUM destroyed a Imje amount of timber between Grand Rapids Minn nd |ne'Manitoba boundary. Loss of life feared, A FiiKiatrr train on the Lake Shore railroad ran into the New Qrlean* limited on the Illinois Central Saturday, Thomas 0. Lee. the noil olerk, was seriously in jured.' ' ' '•• '• A TRAIN loaded with workmen, .was w^reoked.near Joy.Gould's home at Jrving- ton, on (be New York Central Thursday morning by a broken axle. No 1 one was VvBljyf ^M -ijl ^jMlied, sailors, British"scboonati LittleTWeadiitl GRIME. B. F. ADAMS of Elizabcthtown, Ind. suicided becnuso his wifn went to Columbus without him to sec a circus. AT Stillwell, Col., two masked men held up and robbed a stage-coach. Very little under wns obtained AN oculist at Helena, Mont., horsewhips a county official whom he accuses of unduo intimacy with tho oculist's wife. THE total shortage of ex-Treasurer Woodruff, of Arkansas, has been ascertained to be 8157,000. THCMAB EVANS, of Heltonville, Ind., killed James Gritfin in a fight Saturday ight. MEXICAN Indians in Hidalgo aro reported to have massacred 200 Spari«h and German settlers who tried to evict tbem from their land. KonF .nT WOODB, justice of the peace at East Grand Koiks, N. D., wns killed by unknown assassins Saturday night. KDWAHD AHAHA and Charles Sti-rgiss, f Buffalo. N. Y., were assaulted between Erio nnd Dunkirk by a gang of tramps te- oauso they refused to give up their wntehes. Sturgiss will die. JUSTICE cf tho Pence Woods was mur- ered on the streets of East Grind Forks, N. D., by unknown ns-assins. NEAIILY two hundred men, women and children were massacred in Mexico, the result of an Indian outbreak. AN old soldier killed his wife nnd morally wounded his niotherin-hiw and himself, near Walla Walla, Wash. AN unknown Scandinavian was found :lend on tho street at Republic, Mich., Sunday niicht. Ha had Veen shot in the back, nnd the coroner is investigating. Gov. 1'ATTIBON is determined to bring William Lines-ey, ex-cnthier of the rensury of Pennsylvania, back to face onie cliargo the naturo of which is kept ecret. A WACO, Texas, diFpalch snys, P. W Hotel, the messenger of the Pacific Ex press company, is misssing t owl her with two packages containing over 85,000. GECIIOE E. CocmtAN, of Mulbery Grove, III., wus shot und initantly killed Monday at Al'.on, 111., by Mrs. (Vila 10 Phillips. STANDIFOIID Bnos., bankers, cf Crisman, 111., have closed their doors and de parted, leaving liabilities of $125,000 duo lepositors und other.-!. C. W. Si-AitKS, sin riff of Robertson county, Ky., and tho pretty wife of S. II. Betty, are missing. It is euid thnt 58,COO or 810,000 is also niissinir. AT Clearfield, Pa.. President Dill, of the Clearfield nnd lloutzJale banks, has emoved from bis residence to jail. Mrs Dili accompanied her husband to jail mid was given permission to stay with h.m all night. THE jury in tho case of Patrick Fi!z- patrick, charged wilh the murder of Samuel Early on September 2, at Pittsburg Pa., returned a verdict Tuesday- finding Fitzpatrick guilty of murder in the first degree. FitED KAMMKIIKII, who shot and killed MB wifo last Thursday ut Cleveland, O., hanged himself in tho county jail Monday moruing. Mn, AND Mits. ADOLI-II BAPDOIIP, living en their farm near Oak Glen, HI., u subiiib of Chicago, were assaulted by a farm hand Wednesday morning, and will both probably dio from tho injuries ro ceived. IN a hazing scrapo at Gulesburg, III Wednesday, a number of tho boys wern trying to push Will Miller into tho room when Miller stabbed Stancliffe Fuller six times with a sharp jack knife, inflict ing deep aud dangerous woui.ds. Much excitement prevails among the school boys. CAB WE MARE RAIN? .Most Impoi taut Question to all Hu- nnuity Intelligently Discussed by Experts. Remarkable Fact That Storms Have Followed Nearly Every Great Buttle ot History. The Recent Experiments Prove Entirely Successful -Prof. Kcwcoinb Scouts the Idea. rUHLIC DEBT STATEMENT. Total Cash in thn Treasury Ov«r$700,- 000,000. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—The public dobt statement shows that the interest bearing debt decreased 825,504,700, nnd tho debt on which interest has ceased since aattirity increased 87,515,520 during tho month of September. Tho total cash in tho treasury is 8741 ,Cfi8,209 89. . Following is a recapitulation: Interoat boaring debt. 8585,024,720; decrease during mouth, $25,504,700. Debt nn which interest ceused since maturity, $9,127,290; increase, 87 515.520. Debt bearinir no interest, $390,183,493; decrease, 8833,058. Aggregate interest nnd non-interest benringdebt, 8984,835,503; decrease, 818, 822,238. Aggregate dobt including certificates and treasury notes, $1,534,142,251, Tho cash in tho treasury i* m follows: Gold coin and bars, 8244.974,790, Silver dollars, suhsiilinrv bars and trade dollar bars, 8409,103,320; paper, te5,933,359. Bonds, coin disbursing officer's balance, ileposits in national bunks, etc., $21,598,733; aggregate. $741,698,209. Demand liabilities are aa follows: gold and silver and currency certificates nnd treasury notes, $64,251,130; disbursing officer's balances, fund for redemption of iniciirrent bunk notes, drafts, etc., $46,873 493 Gold reserve. 8100,000,000; net cash bnlaneo, $44,987,968.61; aggregate, 6741,668,209. Uiuh bnlaneo in treasury August 31st, $160,274,394; cash balance Sept. 30lh, 8144987.968, Decrease during month, 815,286,420. Dallght Fallowed by Tarmacs. What man or womtn will deny that« (aod dinner la a lneaont uelljjM. Equally undeniable la It that when a well cooked meal la succeeded by a at of lnill);eitlon, rapture la converted Into tatlnre. Don't charge your dyspepsia to your dinner. No, myduareir, your gastric department waaout ol order to begin with. Had you regulated It with ilostotter'a Stomach Blttere, the cargo that you took on board would have been comfortably •towed away without the illgliteit Inconvenience. Title Incomparable stomachic entirely reforma faulty dlgesllou, aud regulstee, besides, the liver and the bowels, which muet act harmonloualy with with the dlgeallve organ, or all three fall out ot K«ar, Take the Jllttera for kidney and rheumallu complaints, and In all caaea ol malaria. Aa s tonic, appetuer aud promoter of couvaleeceuce it haa uo peer. . MURDERED HIS MOTHER. er- Inhuman Crlmo of a Youug- Man In Colorada. DURANQO. Ool., Sept. 29.—Ralph Ray, the twonty-year old murderor ot his mother, was captured Saturday evening and returned to this city today. He says that after he and his mother had eaten breakfast last Wednesday morning he went to the born und took two drinks of whiskev. Returning to the bouse b* informed his mother that he r* going la Fsrmington; New Mexico, to the fair. Mrs, Ray remonstrated,'not desiring to be left alone. This angered him and as she passed his mother for the door* with* pan in her band, he struck vther a terrible -blow on the baok of the head with a hatchet, sinking the iron into ber head to tbe bandld. She ian,l( to the floor with- ottta moan, and the son then plunged «, knife i into I her • breast three times* > He : - mm It rained after every experiment mode with explosives by Gen. Dyrenforth in Texns recently, but this circumslunco does net deter t.ie scientist, Prof. Newcoinb, from maintaining that a forced precipitation of moisture by detonation is an impossible accomplishment. The prnclical ninn and the learned theorist present the opposite sides of tho question in the current number of the North American Review and the read-ir is eiven amplu npportunity to form his own conclusions from tho facts and postulates offer, d. If he is not at a loss after perusing the arguments ns to which sido to favor, tho chances are that he will pin his faith to tho practical sido of the question. But it will bft generally admitted that General Dyrenforth inthcr detracts from tho force of his argument when he says: As long ago as the time of Plutarch i was "a matter of current observation that unusually heavy rains fall after great battle.-," nnd it is not i in possible, according to the theory of the cotmninglingof air currents, that such rnitis miulit have been produced by the great battles of ancien' tinus. L'rt ten Ihousnnd Greeks murcl into battle chanting their "f mans" and shouting their "allaHus," heating lime meanwhile on their shields, while a hundred thousand Persians are advancing against them, continually shouting their terrible battle-cries; then let Iho great armies rush together with the tumult ot clashing swords and shields, the fiero shouting of the multitudes, the hoarse death cries and shouts of victory, and i.urely the sound waves rising from such din will lit or illy shake the heavens, and me cupuble of pro'hicing so insignificant i ff.-ct among the volatile currents if the upper air. Moreover, the heat generated from the struggling m sses nnd the moisture evaporated from their perspiration would exercise a derided influence in disturbing the equilibrium of tho utmos pheric conditions. That mere armies of struggling men, scarcely more consequential in the extent of space than so many fighting ants, should he ablo to exert an influonco on the clouds above so grcut as to produce ram verges closely on the ridiculous. When, however, Gen. Dyrenforth commences to enumerate tho many instances where rain has at once followed heavy cannonading in war times he begins tos huko ono 'H conviction about tlio impossibility of one cir- cumstonie depending on tho other. He cites many instances occurring during the Franco-Prussian war to prove tho reasonableness of his theory and then alludes at some length to the publication many years ago by Mr. Ed ward Powers, of Delevan, Wisconsin, of a work entitled War and tho Weather, which contained many statistics concerning the sequence of rainstorms after battles. From tho statistics published in Mr. Powers' book, it is found that heavy rains followed almost every engagement ot importance during ihb civil wur, und so fur us can bo ascertained, tbo same phenomenon was common during tha Mexican war upon the arid cactus plains of that country. A notable instance of its occurrence during the Mexican wnr was at tbe battle of Buenu Vista fought on tho 221 and 23J days of February, 1847, in the midst of tho dry season in tbut region. The fuels as they occurred on tho second day of tho buttle, as related by llrev6tMujor General H. W. Denham, of the United States engineers, aro as follows: Between 8 and 10 n. in. tbe artillery was engaged in heavy filing, and between 11 und 12o'elcc!t Viuost violent rain" fell In the at ter noon the cannonading was resumed, nnd in about two hours after it ceased "another violent shower of rain fell." "And what I consider tho aotlxfuc- tori/proof." siiys Gen. Benlinm, "that this wus caused by tbeshocksfo theutmosphere produced by the cannon firing, is that no rain had fallen in that vicmily for many months previously—I wns told six or eight months—and none fell, as / know was the c-ise. for threo or four month* alter tho battle, as I ccntinued ut that position Tho battles ot Palo Alto, tlio siego of Monterey, Confronts, ChurubuBCO, Molino del Roy and Chnpult'.pec were ull fought during tho dry season, which in Mexico is very severe, and ouch of these buttles was followed by heavy rains. Mr. Powers mentions 198 bullies of the civil war, iu eluding every battle of impr-rtunce, which were immediately followed by rain, us he has definitely ascertained, ' Tbeso storms were generally heavy, but varied somewhat iu proportion to the magnitude of tho engagements. Army officers give their testimony that rain fell immediately after the battle cf Antiotam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, Shiloh, tbo Wilderness, Stone Rivor, Spollsylvania, Sholby- ville, Cold Harbor, Chioamauga, Petersburg, Five Forks and Vicksburg, Gen. J. McNul'.u contributes this im portant straw to tho controversy: Soon after wo crossed theJBoBton inoun tains (Arkansas) we found a light breeze blowing against the mountains from the opposite side We had some artillery flring--suy thirty or forty rounds—near Loo's creek, early in the morning, with a clear Bky. Here I remember that it w»s urged by some of our officers that artil lery should not be used cn the small number of the enemy,s cavalry that wore in front of w, for the reason that Uwould not been set up. nnd only tho first line of ground explosions was brought into action. The ground batteries weir operated for about nn hour, beginning nt 5 p. in. August 9, nnd reopened ntrnin font shorter time about 7 p. in. The weather was clear on the 9;h. nnd the Larometer stood at its normal height, at 7 p. m. At noon of the 10th clouds begun to gather directly over Ihe ranch, and during the afternoon and the evening a very heavy rain fell,— nearly two inches,—transforniinir the roadways into rushing torrents nnd every' hollow of the prairie into a small lake. Tho next iuipjrlant operation was performed on August 18; tho explosions having been beuun on the evening previous, a large quantity of oxliydrogen gas was used in the balloon explosions, while the ground batteries wcro kept in almost constnnt uc- lion for twelve hours. The morning had dawned clear and beautiful, and neither the appearance of the atmosphere nor the readings of Ihe instruments gave nny indication of might hut tho fairest weather. This stute of the weather continued until Into in the afternoon, when heavy clouds gathered and formed in the south and west, and at 5 p. m. the operators of the around butteries, which hud kept up their roar until that, nine, were forced to run for shelter through a drchching rain, which fell in torrents for two ana a half hours over the entire southern and eastern portion of Andrews county and most of Midland county und those to thu south turn west of it. Lite in the evening the writer drove in lo Midland Station, adutnrco of 25 miles, and it is safe to say that six or eittht miles of the road traversed was flooded under four to forty inches of water. The fiml operation of this series of experiments was begun nt 11 u. m. on the 21th day of August. At 3:30 p. in. of that day the barometric curve indicated a pressure ot 26.93 inches, which is slightly below the normal for that hour at this elevation and locality, where tho barnine- ler generally reads "very dry." Tho wet- niul dry bulb psjv.liroinel.r indicated a relutivu humidity of only 16, with tho dew point ut 42 degrees. The wind blew from tho southeast (the usual direction) at a velccily of 18.8 miles per hour. The sky was clear, except for a tew very light, scattered uimu'us clouds, which were estimnUd, by the movements of the balloons, to be at a height of more than two und onohalf miles. Seven balloons, inoslly of the large siz<\ •vere sent up in this operation. Two 10- foot luiiloonu were exploded by means of eh ctric cable at a height of 1.000 feet, but the explo-ions of the larger balloons were too terrific to i c risked ut so close a proximity, and they were Iherefo'e titled with fuses timed for two to six minutes und allowed to attain altitudes of from ono to throe miles heforo exploding. The manner of operating tlio bullonni was to till thorn first to one-third their ca pacity by attaching tham by pip«s to t number of retorts containing chlorate of potash and a small quantity <f binoxide of manganese. When these retorts were passed through the flames of gasoline furnaces set up in a large ndrbe workshop, the potash being decomposed by the heat, gave off oxygen very rapidly. The balloon was then attached to the hydrogen generators and tho inflation was completed with hydrogen. Tto hydrogen apparatus consists of thrvc large tanks half full of water, with n half it ton of iron borings in the bottom of which pburic acid is slowly decanted. The acid rupialy decompotes the water into its gaseous elements and the iron takes up tho oxygen, leaving the hydrogen free lo pass through a wash barrel into the balloon. While tho balloons were being filled and exploded a tremendous "cannonading" was in progress ull along the ground butteries, and lute into the night this firing was continued along a line a milo and half in length. At 11 p. m. the firing censed, nnd our weary party immediately retired for the night. At 3 a. m., however, tbo heavy rolling of thunder disturbed thu sleepers and, looking ouc to the wo-t nnd north, heavy banks of cloud were seen advancing, a'most constantly lighted by most brilliant lightning. An hour Inter tho ruin began to fall in torrents on the ranch, nnd did nut cease.till 8 u. m. The northern portions of this county received the nio«t thorough wuloriiig they havo hnd for the past three years, nnd tho reports from incoming cowboys indicate thnt tho storm extended over many hundreds of square miles. The results ore extraordinary, to say the leiibt, and .Gen. Dyicnfoith natually has no hesitancy in claiming that his ex periments resulted us sulisfuctorily could possibly be hor-ed for. In combatting tho artificial rain theory Prof. Newcomb makes tho introductory louiaik, after alluding to tho wondcrtul accomplishments of science as exmplified in tho telegraph, telephone- nnd the steamship—"I am not going to maintain that we can never muko rain." Continuing be suys: "l unhesitatingly maintain that ssiund cannot make rain. * * * No physical fact is better established than thnt, under tho conditions which prevail in tho atmosphere, the aqueous vapor of air cannot be condensed into clouds except by cooling. * * * The cooling which retults in Ibo formation of clouds und rain may como in two ways." Tbe;o ure given as follows: Rains which lust for several hours or duy are generally producod by ihe intermixture of currents of uir of different tern perutures. A current of cold uir meeting a current of warm, moist uir in its cturso may condense a considerable portion of the moisture into clouds und ruin, nnd this condensation will go on as long as the currents continue to meet.- In a hot spring duy it mass of air which has bee. warmed by tho sun, and moistened by evaporation near tbo surface of the earth, may rise up and cool by expansion to noar • u - freezing-point. The resulting con-' sway. From that moment, everything in tho nir—humidity, temperature, pressure nnd motion —was exactly tho sumo as if no bomb hnd been fired." That is another conclusion which seems to contain nn excess of dogmatism. Did the professor ever throw a stone violently into still water? If so, he must admit t'.sat it was much more than ten seconds before everythimr WUB exactly ns it was before, and the atmosphere s much more elastic than water. Pr.ifcssor Newcomb adds: It may be asked whether, if clouds are already formed, something may not be done to ucceleruto their condensation into raindrops large enough to fall to the ground. Thi* also may bo tho subj-ct of experiment. LH us stand in the steam si-apine from a kettle and clap our hands. We ahull seo whether the steam condenses nto drops. 1 am sure the experiment will be a failure; and uo other conclusion 's possible than that the production of rain by sounds or explosions is out of the question. It must, however, be added that the iws under which the impilpablo pnrti- (f water in clouds agglomerate into Irops of rain nrn not ycc unders|ood, nnd that, opinions differ on this subject. Ex- eri incuts to decid-j the question aro needed, »nd it is to bo hoped that the weather bureau will undertake them. For nothing we know to the contrary, the L 'glomerntion mnv be facilitated by moke in the air. If it be really true that rains have been produced by gi eat battles, we may say with conlidence that they were produced by the sin-ikrt from tlio burning powder rising int-i tho clouds and forming nuclei for the agglomeration into drops, and n-jl bv tho mere explosion. If this be the cu-e, it was the smoko and not the omul that brought the rain. In conclusion Prof. Newcomb declares that, if we ever do learn to mnko rain, it will be by accepting and applying laws gjverning heat, forcii and vapar as laid Iown by science rather than in ignoring them. * Si bring on rain, and whereby retard us iq pursuit of the enemy, Wei got the rain, in less than two hours, After'the firing after the capture of Van Riuenalso we got rain in a few hours, •, .... . , Tbe results of Gen. DyrenfortbV recent experiments in Texas, are >|m>t top ^ markable 'to bo regarded ii simple col^ jjldenees;" ^ thus teljs^f tboai'! \' ' n The) first operation.Wumsd* oh AdsTM- 9, At this tbya tha halloas aparfctyilJAd IOWA ITEMS. Tho name of W. F. Bacon, of Sabula, ins been stricken from tho Upper Iowa conference. Al-Eldoii. Sanford Daud, for 50 years a resident of l-iwu, was buried. His claim to fame lies in tbe fact that ho was father of 31 children. Sauiusl F. 11 in nn, an old resident of Des Moines, and weli known as a traveling man, died yestenLy. DOES TIIE UNIVERSITY 1*AY» : Thu Answer In ton CIIHU of tlio Iowa Uul- vcMty Is an ttinplitil lu Yea. IOWA CITY, Iown, Od. 7.—Tho executive coniiiuitee ot the board and the committee oa report to the legislature of Ihe university met list week. Hons. D. N. Richardson, Alonzo Abernelhy, Shir ley Gillilund and J. W. Rich were present. President Sciiaeffer read clear and exhaustive report of tlio improvement, growth and needs of the university. The absoluto amount required ns an appropriation by the state, necessary to keep the institution in running order and meet its growing wants was discussed. Does it pay to support tho state university V That question was considered from a financial standpoint and means simply this: Shull tho necessary tunds attending tho education of our young people be expended in Iowa or in some poorer but more enterprising sister stute, where tho advantages of education aro notunder- rated. At the lowest estimate the averago expenses of each student per year is $250. At this rate for 1,000 BtudentJ, the number wn t xpect to reach this year, we have $250,000, or a full quarter of a million annually, that wou'd bo lost to Iowa without her university. Tho advantugo of keeping this amount in the state is obvious. YOUNG BLAINE'S ANSWER. Says De Waa Deserted anil la now l'onr. Sioux FALLS, S. D., Out. 7.—Tho answer in the famous divorce suit, of Mario Novine Blaine vs. James G. Blaine, Jr., was served upon Mrs. Blaine today. 8he asks for a decree of divorce and custody of child and for suitable alimonv. Mr. Blainn in his reply denies that he deserted his wife, but claims that she deserted him. He pleads poverly, and urgos that ho has an income but of 82.000 n year, which will cea-o the first of December next. Hi uiiiki« a plo t lor the rus'ody ot the child. There will probably bo u hind fight for the child, who resembles his grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. Blaine wore married some thren years ago. The huaband was scarcely 20 while the wife was somewhat his junior. Young Blaine's parents, particularly his mother, objected to the murriuge and tho young folks moped. The connubial relationship was of short duration. Mrs. Blaine. Sr., used all tho influence she could bring (6 bear agniiist her daughter-in-law, but her son remained a bulwark against ull entreaties until his income was suddenly cutoff, when he relented and deserted his wife, returning to the family reiidenco at Augusta. Mrs. Ul line bus since been an object of charity, und sinco her bubo WUB born K.IB lived nn what friends would giva tier. She is the daughter of eminenlly re«peotable parents, h .T fa the being Majir Patrick Nevins of PitUburg, Pa. AU-r procuring a divoroe Mrs. Uluinu will return east, HE Kit IX 1)U6 MOINES. the densntion of the moisture muy then pro ducea shower or thunder-squall. Hat tku I formation of clouds in a clear sky without motion of tho uir or change, in the temperature of the vapor is simply impossible. We know by abundant experiments that a maBs of 4 true aqueous vapor will nevc,r condense into clouds or drops so long us it) temperature and the preasure of the air upon it remain unchanged, It is certain that some of tbe propositions maintained hy Prof. Newcomb will not stand, in the extreme form in which he has expressed thorn. He says, for example, that "a thousand detonations can produce no more effect upon the air or upon the watery vapor in it, than it thousand rebounds of a small boy's rubber ball would priduce upon a stone wall," A stone wall is inelastic The" atmosphere Is extremely elastic And while the effect of tbe ball's blow oni the stone wall.iij' only to throw tbe ball b^pk again, a conousalon in the air must produce waves of great extent nnd force, leaving the atraospbeie in a state of commotion very unlike the" immobility "of, the wall. • Again 1 * Prof < >'Newoomb'' asserts that ''if there is nny scierttiflo'rasult which we- con -accept with oonfldeo'ce^it it that ten sewnd«" l »iter the sound of ! tbe'last bimb died ftw»y, sUenoe resumed her Surprising Prohibition Facie Claimed By tha Demuoratlo eilato Coinuiltlca. DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 7.—The detu- ocratio t-tutu central committee claim to have just unearthed soni j interesting facts in regard to tho consumption of beer in Di>s Moines. They-Bent an emissary to the vuriouB railroad (llicers to look the mutter up, und while Djs Moines bus hud tho reputation otbeingn'temperance town, the tact was disclosed tbut within the past six months 260 car loads, averaging 200 kegs to the car, or 52,000 .koge. of beer nave been shipped iiito the city. This amount is sufficient lo have allowed ono keg to every man, woman and child in Des Moines, and does not include shipments of whisky, wine and brandy consigned to the city., . The value of each keg will average 11150 nt wholes i|e. This represents an outlay of 78,000 Bemi-onnually, or $150,000 a , year by local dealers. At retail this sum .doubted, and represents the sum of $316,000 annually spent in Des Moines for beer alone by consumers. The committee cliim to be in a position to. state that the amount of whisky received in tbis oity will equal in value the ag- ' ureguta beef shipped iu, Tbi» would nut in total sura up to between $850,000 and $900,000 annually spent for intoxicating " licjUorB in Dris Moines, " j;,; yiKE IN, 1QWA. ,i. : ' Two nioohs oJE Auitu«>e naUdlngs Burned V. • . BuniiNQTO^,' Iowa, Oct. 7.^-At Colujn- bus Junction^ lowfV, fire started, in a bl^ck- , smith M^op early tb|w morning, jaiyl bijtore , it ooulp ba' s'uWued'bqrneii ^wo r blgoks of, > business buses, entailing' a'log's of 1150,- ' n 000. Ttie - WastAngto^fire' deportment' ' 'was called out but arrived too lkteso'd» it! much (good, 4t!

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