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THE habitual criminal ought to go, and Massachusetts is petting an interesting example m to tho mode of procedure to secure that end. It was only a fow days •go in Boston Hint David Kengan wns sentenced to 25 years' confinement in the. •late prison as a habitual crimimilunder u recent statute. Ho is 54 years and the aentenco is therefore practically for lifo. Two terms of live years each bo has served for breaking and entering, and he was a well behaved prisoner, so that his hint term was shortened by the good conduct allowance, iteugan was released in Feb- :uary, 1890. The past summer for a third time ho csBnycd burglary, and this sentence is the end. Me made no protest ngair-t the disposition of tho court, hut he )*ru bis apology for his lifo to make, ar' it went back 85 years. When he was ho said his young wife died, "and since that time I have been a thief. I hare tried to stop stealing, but 1 can 't. I tarved in tho army during the war and now receive a pension. 1 am not a bnd n.«n at heart." 1'crbups he isn't in his own' estimation but that circumstance forms ni good reason why honest folk should be continually at bis mercy. Prison is the only fitting place for the thronic thief. THE CHRISTIAN BATTLE. Sermon by Rev. T. DeWitt Tal- mago In Brooklyn Tabornaclo. 1'liltSONAL, POINTS. The father of tho flat money theory, dolon Chute, now stamps letters, issues money orders and reads postal curds in the post office at Chase Mills, Maine, and is the biggest plum in the village pio. • • • Terrence V. Powderly is' convinced that the Columbian exposition is a stupendous advertising scheme, and is suro that it.cun't benefit the laboring man anyhow. » « » Tho kissing habit as. a factor in political campaigns seems to be growing in im portance. Mrs. Cutupbell wus tho lust to embrace her husband in the prosence of a vast concourse in Ohio tho other day. Mr. Fassttt has bcou kissed. It would appear to be Mr. Flower's turn. • • • Victoria Woedhull and Tennie Clalliu arc said to bo making arrangement,? for a permanent return to New York. • * * Eugeuo Field is prepared to bet, with entire recklessness, Unit tho titlo "The Hoard of L:idy Managers" originated either with some woman with u smelling bottle, or with a rural congressman whj is uddictod to let his wifo cut his hair. » • • Omian Pasha, tho hero oi Plevua, has been located as sealer in tho kitchen of the sultan o£ Turkey. HU peculiar bin, n«si is to seal all tho dishes for tho sal- tun's table us so.iu as they aro prepared; and thus secure against poison, they are carriod into tho royal dining room nnd the •cuts broken only in the sultan's pres suce * * » Tho engagement is uunounced at Boston •of "Bert" Hale, son of Edward Everett : Hale, and Miss Margaret Maiqunnd, daughter of the prominent New York broker. * * * Ex-President Andrew D, ..White, of , Cornell university) presented .a proposi- ion at the closing session of the .National Civil-Service Reform league in Buffalo, : tor the league to offer 11,000 annually in ••• ''prizes fur the best essay on'civil service relorui by college students, offering him -self'to give $260. .The proposal was referred to the executive committee, (i -•»*.». * The largest salary drawn at present by «• 'fwyittpldmatiit is mitt 100,000 per yooi ;•,' y-Srewn, by M. Waddingtoif, French ambus J 1 -,*; sadorluLondon. Tho English minister v' in Paris'spends store, but has only {50,000 alary. Our minister gets $17,500 # » * Among tut new professor* in the Chicago university are Rev. William Fiddiun Itoulton, D. D., ex-president of the Wes< teyan conference, the famous Greek scholar • ' nd translator of the Apocrypha, and tho celebrated orientalist,, professor of Arabic and Hebrew at Cambridge, Dr. Robert Lubbock Uensley, who WPS among the first - appointed on the committee for revision ol the Mew Testament. .* - John D. Rockefeller; who hits the largest annual income of any man in America, has spent the summor working on his Ohio farm, just as if he was a common laborei and doing quite as much labor as any oi bis hired men. He has dono it in the pur- ( mit of uinltb. v# 4 • Wednesday Thomas L, Porker, of Chica:•" go, and Miss Cornelia Dyer, only daughtoi or Judge and Mu. Charles E. Dyer, were - married by Rev. Charles Stanley Lester, ol St. Paul's church, The ceremony took place in the large reception parior of the Plankinton house, Milwaukee, which was elaborately decorated with flowers and tropical plant*. ^ ^ ^ • Mies Emma Thursbyis thoroughly djs- gusted'with her experience of Tacomn Errenitmu-y Taking tho rinco of Fighting Zeal In tim Hunk* or the Christina llogtn— Moro Cologne than llattle Scar*. Tho following discourse was delivered by ltev. T. DcWitt Talmago in tho Brooklyn tubcrnaclo from the text: And Ills hand cluvo onto tUo sword.—II. Bamucl, xxiw. A great general of King David was Bleazar, tho horo of the text. The Philistines opened battlo against htm' and his troops rotroatcd Tho cowards fled. Elcn/.ur and three of lils comrades went into the battlo and swept tho field, for four mon with Qod on their Bide arc stronger than a whole battalion with God against them. "Fall baclct" shouted tho commander of the Philistine nrmy. Tho cry ran along the host: "Full bnckl" Elenzar, having swept tho field, throws himself on the ground to rest, but the muscles and sinews of his hand had been so long bent around tho htlt of the sword that tho hilt was Imbedded In tho flesh, and the gold wire of tho hilt had brokon through the akin of tho palm of the hand, and hi; could not drop the sword which he had so gallantly wielded. "His hand cluvo unto tho sword." That la what I cull magnificent fighting for the Lord (Jod of Israel. And we want moro of it. I propose to show you this morning bow Klcnzar took hold of the aword, nnd how tho sword took hold of Bleazar. I look at Elcazar, and come to tho conclusion that he took the sword with a very tight grip. The cowards who fled had no troublo In dropping tliclr swords. As thoy fly over tho rocks I hear their swords clanging in ovory direction. It Is easy enough for them to drop their swords. But Eleuzor's hand olavo unto tho sword. Oh, my friends, In this Christian conflict wo wunt a tighter grip of the Gospel weapons, n tighter grasp of the two -edged sword of tho truth. It makes mo sad to see these Christian people who hold only a part of tho truth, and let tho rest of tho truth go, BO that tho Philistines, seeing tho loosened grasp, wrench tho whole sword away from them. Tho only safe thing for us to do is to put our thumb on tho Hook of Genesis and Bwocp our hand around tho book until tho Now Testament comes into tho palm, and on sweeping our hand around tho book until tho tips of our lingers clutch at the words: "In tho beginning God created tho heavens and tho earth." I like an In thiol u, great deal hotter than I do ono of these namby-pamby Christians who . hold a part of the truth, and let the rest go. By miracle God preserved this lliblo Jusl> as it is, and it Is a Damascus blade. Tho Hovoroat test to which a sword can be put in tho sword faotory is to wind the bladu around a gun barrel like a ribbon, and when tho sword is lot loose It files back to its own shape. Bo the sword of God's truth has boon fully tested, and it is bent this way nnd that way, but it always comos back to its own shape. Think of itl A book written eighteen centuries ago, and Bome of it thousands of years ago, and yet In our time tho average sale of this book Is moro than twenty thousands copies every wook, and more 'than a million copies u year. I 'sajr now that book which is evidently inspired and divinoly kept and divinely scattered is a weapon worth holding u tight grip of. Bishop Colenso will come along and try 'to wrench out of your hand the five,books of Moses, and Strauss will come along and try to wrench out of your hand the miracles, and Kenan will come along and try to wrench out of your hand the entire life of the Lord Jesus Christ, and your assoalatos in the store, or the shop, or the factory, or, the banking- house will try to wrenoh out of your hand tho entire Bible; but in the strength of the Lord God of Israel, and with Eleazar's grip, hold on it You give up the Biblo, you'glve up any part and of it, ' and you' give' up' pardon peace, and lifo and Heayon., I see hundreds', perhaps' thousands, of young men in this audience.. Do not be ashamed, young man, to have the world know that you are a friend of the Bible. This book is the friend of all that Is good, and it is the sworn enemy of all that is bad. An eloquent writer recently gives an inoldont of very bad man who Btood In the cell of a western prison. "This criminal hod gone through all styles of crime, and be was there waiting •• for the gallows. The convict standing there at tho window, the writer says, "looked out. and declared: ' 'I am an infidol,' lie said that to all the men and women and children whp happened to be gathered there: 'I am an infidel,' "and the eloquent writer says: • ''Everyman and woman there believed him." And the writer goo's on to say: "If- he had stood ttiero saying, 'I am a Christian,' every man' and woman would have said; ."He's a liar!" This Bible is the sworn enemy of all this wrong, and it is -the 'friend of all that is good, On, hold on to it. Do not take part of It There are so many people now who do not Tinow, Ybu*ask thenv if the soul is immortal, and they say: "I guess it is; I don't know; poiliaps it is, for righteousness, 1 come to tho conclusion thut we might to take ii stouter grip of God's eternal truth, tho sword of righteousness. As I look at Kleazar's hand I also notico bis spirit of solf-forgetfulncss. He did not, notice that tho hilt of his sword wus ruling through the palm of his hand. lie did nut know It hurt him. As he went out into the conflict ho was so anxious for (he. victory bo forgot himself, and that hilt might go never so deeply into I lie palm of his bandit could not distml>him. "His hand clavo unto the swonl." (), my brothers and sisters, let us go into ( hristiun conflict with the spii*of solf-iibni-giitioii. Who cares whet her the world praises us or denounces us'.' What do wo caro for misrepresentation, or abuse, or persecution iua conflict like thiH? Lotus forget ourselves. That man who is afraid of getting his hand hurt will never kill a Philistine. Who cares whether you get hurt or not if you get tho victory? Oh, how many Christians there nn: who are all the time worrying about the way the world treats thorn. They are so tired, and they are BO abused, nnd they are so tempted, when Eleazer did not think whether he hod a hand, or an arm, or a foot. All he wanted wns victory. We seo how men forget themselves in world achievement. Wo have often seen men who in order to achiovo worldly success will forget nil physical fatiguo and all annoyance and all obstacle. Just after the battlo of Yorktown in tho American revolution, a musician, wounded, was told ho must have his limbs amputated, aud they were about In fasten him to tho surgeon's tablo—for it was long before tho merciful discovery of amesthellcs. Ue said: ",No, don't fasten me to that table; get mu a violin." A violin was brought to him, and he said: "Now go to work as I begin to play." and for forty minutes, during ti, t . awful pangs of amputution, be moved not a muscle nor dropped a note, while hu played some sweet tune. Oh, is it not strnngo that with the- musio of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and with this grand march of the church militant on the way to become tho church triumphant, we can not. forget ourselves and forgot all pang and all sorrow and all persecution and all perturbation. We know what mon accomplish under worldly opposition. Men do notshrink back for antagonism, or for hardship. You have admiredPrcscott's "Conquest of Mexico," as brilliant and beautiful a history an was ever written, but some of you may not know under what disadvantages it was written—that Conquest of Mexico—for l'lescolt was totally blind, nud ho had two pieces of wood fastened parallel to each other, nnd with bis pen between those pieces of wood ho wrote, the stroke ugidnst one piece of wood telling how far tho pen must go in one. way, tho stroke against tho other piece of wood telling how far tho pen must go,in tho other way. Oh. win much mon will unilurc lor worldly knowlcdgo and for worldly success, and yet how litllo wo onduro for Jesus Christ. How many Christians there are that go around saying, "Oh, my hand, my band, my hurt baud; don't you sou there is blood on my hand, and there- is blood on tho sword?" while Eleiizar, with tho hilt imbodded in the flesh of bis right hand,does not kuow it Must I lie can led to tho aides On flow'ry boils otcnsn, While other* fought In win tho prize Or milled tlitoiiKh blnoily sous? What linvo wo suilurcd in comparison with those who expired with suffocation, or were burned, or wore chopped to pieces for tho truth's sake? Wo talk of tho persecution of oldon times. There is just us much persecution going on now in various ways. In 1849, in Madagascar, eighteen men wore put to doath for Christ's sake. Thoy were to bo hurled over tho rocks, and bofore they yvoro hurled over tho rocks, in order . muko their death more dreadful In anticipation, thoy were put in baskets and swung to ond fro over the preolplco, that thoy might seo how many hundred feet thoy would have to be dashed down, and : whilo they were swinging in those baskets over the rooks thoy sang: Jesus, lovor o( *iy soul, Let mo to Thy bosom fly, ' While tho billows near mo roll,' Wbllo the tvmptost still Is liltib. Then thoy; were dashed down to death. Oh, how much others have endured for Christ,' and how little we endure for Christ. We want to ride to Heaven in a Pullman sleeping-car, our feet on soft plush, the bed made up early so that we can sleep all the way, the black porter of death to wake us up only in time to enter tho goldon' city. 'Wo:want 'all the surgeons to fix our hand up. Lot them bring on all the Hut and all the bandages and all tlio salve.Jor our hand is hurt, while Eleazur does not know his hand is hurt. "HJsliaijd olave unto tho sword." As I look at Eleasar's hand I come to the conclusion thai he bos'done a great deal of hardhitting,'';!, am,not-surprised when I'600 that these four mea.7rElea- aar' and'his ^lirqejiliBompairiont-idrove back tho army W Philistines,'that Elea- •purs In only just enough to make the charger dance gracefully, and then we muBt send a missive, delicate as a wedding card, to ask the old black giant of •in if ho will not surrender. You and I have seen it many a time. Thero are In tho United States to-day many aged minister of the Gospol- Thoy aro too fcoblo now to preach. In the church records the word opposite their name is "emeritus," or the words are, "a minister without charge." They were a heroic race. They had •mall salaries, and but few books, and they swum spriDg freshet to meet their appointment* But they did in their day a mighty work for God. They look off moro of tho heads of Philistine iniquity than you could count from noon to sundown. You put that old minister of the Gospel now into a prayer meeting, or occasional pulpit, or a sick room where there Is some one to be comforted, and it Is the snme old ring to his voice and the same old story of pardon nnd penco and Christ nnd Heaven. His hand has so long clutched tho sword In Christian conflict he can not drop it. "His hand olavo unto tho sword." I had in my parish In Philadelphia a very aged man who, In his early life, had been tho companion and adviser of the early presidents, Madison and Monroe. Ho hud wielded vnBt influence, but I only knew him as a very aged man. THio most rcmarkablo 'hlngabout him was bis ardor for Christ. When ho could not stand up in the meetings without propping ho would throw his arm around a pillar of tho church, nnd though his mind was partially gone, his lovo for Christ was so groat that all were In deep respect and profound admiration, nnd wcro moved when he spoke. I was called to sec him die. I entered tho room, und ho said: "Mr. Talmage, I can not speak to you now.' lie was in n very pleasant delirium, as ho imagined ho bad an audience before hlro. He said: "I must tell these pcoplo to come to Christ nnd prepare for Heaven." And then in this pleasant delirium, both arms lifted, this octogonarian preached Christ, and told of tho glories of thu world to come. Thore, lying on his dying pillow, his dying hand clave to his sword. Thero is tho headless body of Paul on tho road to Ostca. His great brain and his groat heart have been severed. The olmwood rods hud stung him fenr- fully. When the corn ship broke up ho swam ashore, coming up drenched with tho brine. Every day since that day when tho horse reared under him In tho suburbs of Damascus, as the supernatural light fell, down to this day, when lie WUB sixty-eight years of ago, and old and docreplt from tho prison cell of tho Mamertine, ho has been outrageously treated, and ho Is waiting to dlo? How does ho spend his last hours? Telling tho world how badly he fcols, and describing tho rheumatism that he cot. In r-'—". "•«= »"•»"»"«- •vffecting his limbs, or tho neuralgia piercing urn temples, or tho thirst that fevors his tongne? Oh, no. His last words are tho battle shout for Christendom THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. Wn.b «wh'flr« tMouoh nnnnnnwd for a gUOBS 11 is; 1 uonmuow; pernaps n js, Wash., ^here, though announcea for a • , t lfm , t „ u the mUf) Uwf AAHAinr aha -ran a tint, a I l/t urn H tr\ ainrw Wa_ * _.' . - . .. " K concert, she was not allowed to sing, be 1 cause she had offended the dignity of Dirt cl or liEei.'ofabe Thirteenth Regimen batid, by shaving, her name made more prominent than his own ''Well, perhaps it is, and perhaps it isn't; perhaps,it moy he figuratively, and perhaps It may be partly, and perhaps ltj J ma;p/hOt'*be at oil," They da •pijai-what A%ey ffU.rthe ApostoUUj oreed; hut if their- tfwnlorfted were wrl> ; <k B. ft Eton's e«t for'Ripon edlage kftm!. hwbornefiflljiftlrwdy,.^, D. Smith, o^Jgy^, Menaihif has added 115,000 to Mr. HoJ ton's gift. It all illustrates the 'power /ten out if • wpjHld ra ike- no: Of the entire human race, 500,000,000 >Mrfl,wella|otb,ed, that U, they wear gar- kipdi *-35Q,000 ( 000 babltu- I b* Heaven Wkloh ^ orn of f dead ithlng, lended 'M the \f from- Rthlngvt,! luvcb.and gariansland lug, and^the and in the Jlfe \i>WW>W>J^ i» resurrect 1 we* it bw car's sword ql^ve 0 fjfe'ijJMj£i for^every time th'at he^trMTc'a^ etfetpy wlih one end of the sword tlie other end of the •word wounded .mm/. When* he took ho)d of the, sword the swofd took hjold of h)m. Oh, wevhave; found an enepy who cau not be oohquewd by rose water apd soft speeojles. ltmuBtlba sharp stroke and'straight thrust. There is intemperance, und there is fraud, and there is gambling, und thero is lust, and there' aro ten thousand, battalions of iniquity, ariu,ed, lUiUlsilne fnjqulty. How aro thoy to;;bo!capture"d Und overthrown? Soft sermons In morocco casus laid down in,front of an, exquisite audience will opf do it. You' have got to ball things by their -.vglit lianius. We have i got to expel frpm our ehurohea Christiansjwho >eaVthe sacrament on Sunday. and devour widows' houses all the wpek. We have got to •top our> indignation against- the Hit* tltesand 'the Jebuilten and the Gergl- •bites, and let <tho<e poor wretches go, and apply our indignation to the mod< em tranBgresslqns which need to be ,drUgged J out- and' J ilaln. Ababa here, '•IWBWftiHjte!' 'ffetibetetfeere.'' "Tbe y«^%e ;6 «.;t&e infanVher* Strike 'tor OeTfe hftVtJ 'tUM wMySu slay the """"" " W» i nm now ready to bo offered, and the time of my doparturo Is at hand; I hav fought tho good fight" And BO his dy ing hands olavo unto the sword. It was in tho front room on tho socond floor that my father lay o-dying. It was Saturday morning, four o'clock. Just three yoars before that day my mother had left him for the skies, and he had been homesick to join her company, He was eighty-three years of age, Ministers of tho Gospel came in to comfort him, but ho comforted them. How wonderfully the words sounded out from his dying pillow: "I have been young and now am old, yet have never soon the righteous forsaken, or his seed beggiug broad.*' Thoy bathed his brow, and they bathed his hands, and they bathed- , n ' s feet,- and they succeeded in straightening out the feet; but they did not succeed in bath' Ing open the. hand so It would stay open. Tlioy bathod tho hand open,'but It came shut. They bathed It open again, but It camo shut., Whnt was tho matter with the. thumb and the fingers of that old hand?. Alillt had so long clutched the sword of Christian conflict that "his hand cldvo unto the sword." I preach this sermon as a tonic, want you tp ihpld the, $ruth with ineradicable grip, and I want you to strike BO hard for God that it will react, and while you take the sword the sword will take you. But what will your chagrin and mine be if It shall be told that day oh the •treetsi of Heaven that on earth ;we shrank back from all toil and sacrifice and hardship? No scars to show the Heavenly soldiery. Not so much as one ridge on tho palin of the hand to show that just once In the battlo for God and and .the truth'we just once grasped the •word so firmly'aud struck so hard that the sword and tho hand stuck together, and the hand .clave, to the sword, C my, Lord, Jesus, rouse us to Thy service! Thy saints la oil tills glo rlous war ... Bliall conquer tliouKli thoy die; : Tlioy sbo tlio triumph from afar, Ami soUo it with tUo oyo. When thut Illustrious day shall rlta, Aud all Thy armies shine In robos ot vlotory through tu« aklajL w She glory shall bt Xulae. . i JOHN G. WUITTIEU is dangerously ill at Amesuury, Muss. ONF. million anda half in gold reached Now York from Kurope Monday. TUB Minnesota State Agricultural society made over 810,000 by the fair. SAMUKL RKF.MS, aged 103 years, died at Day ton, Minn., Friday. SATUIIDAY'S New York bank stnlenient hows an increase in reserves of $2,o90,- 325.' JOHN FLOOD, a prominent citizen of Bradford, 111., died there Wedneaduj morning. TUB world 's wheat crop is estimated to be over 50,000,000 bushelB short. fi?Ki's will bo taken at onai to con- leinn the right of way for the Hennepin ciinal. , '1 'nF.HEisno truth in the rumor of an attempt on Premier Mercier's lifo at Quelioc. "OSTMASTEll GF .NEKAL WANAMAKEII s said to favor free delivery of mails in farming districts. MONTREAL has a ttnall pox scare. Fort y cases of tho disease aro reported in the province. THE United States cruiser Atlanta hm arrived at Delaware breakwater in a dam- iged condition. PORTLAND (MO.) physicians are experimenting with chloride of gold und man gancne us a cure for consumption. PtKi 'oliTS to tho postmaster general re veal a dicidod improvement in the postal ervico throughout the country. JAMES PAIITON, the well known author, lied Saturday murning at Ncwhurvporl, Miifs. Mr. Parton's wife, "Fanny Fern," died many years ago. MA.IOK CHAIILESB. THIIOCKMOIITON, U. A., commandant at Fort S. Innler, b iinik-r aricfct, charged with duplicating paj 'ouchcrs. THIS hhah of Persia hnR nppointed Mr Pratt, ex minister of the United Slates t( 'en-ia, to bo tho Persian comuii»»ionoi lor the Columbian fair at Chicago. Mas. ANN A. DODGE, an inmate of the Butte (Mont.) almshouse, lm-< received notice that she is heiress lo an cntali worlb $8,000,000 in England, left by her mother's latter. Siu EDWIN ARNOLD sailed from Liverpool for the United States Wednesday on ibe City of Ne /v York. He comes to America to givo descriptive talks and readings from his poems and prose writings. Tun ecumenical Methodist conference Wednesday uiormrg adopted unanimously a petition to the United States commissioners of the Chicago WOUI'B fair protesting against tho proposed opening of the tuir on Sunday. PiTTsnuno editors, reporters, anil printers who work Sundays aro threatened with arrest by mouibpra of the Law nnd Order society. The Subalnriun society is back of tho move. IIOWAIID F. SEAIILES proposes to give itV.iV.'.'. ttWJ.c-f Metheun, Mass., the finest statuu ot ueoige <« unurur tun .u Mr. Sauries is a relict of the late MrB. Hopkins-Soai les. THE Nebraska eight-hour law 1ms been declared constitutional by Judges Wakeley, Donne and Davis, of the district court at Omaha. The opinion was on a test caw made by the Central Labor union, it will at onco bo appealed tho supreme court. THE trustees of the estate of Allan Lewis, which was left in trust for a manual training school, onnouncing that g round will Boon ho broken on Wost Van uren street Cnicugo for tho school building. Tho CBtato amounts to $1,000,000. UPON the recommendation of Senator Washburn, J. H. Bickol. of St. Paul, has been appointed special agent of tho gener nl land office, ami will bo assigned to look after.timber depredations in Northern Min nesota. There are already several agents in that part of the state. FOREIGN. stores. Loss, $150,000: insurance, one- half. ONE man w« killed and nine injured by the bursting of a fly-wheel in tho Amos- keHgcotton woiks at Manchester, N. H. TIIE schooner Little Wolf, of Chicago, loaded with n cargo of corn, is ashoro on Hope Island, Georgia Bay, and in danger ' f going to pieces. WILLIAM HAMILTON, a young former iving in Horse Prairie. 111., was thrown from his horse and killed Monday. LAURA D. LYON, living on Eighty- ghth place in Chicago, took an over dose of morphine Mondny,. which resulted in iier death. THE body of Herman Hogland, a watchmaker, known in all tho watch factories n trie weBl was found in tho river at Rockford, III., Sunday. Miss ALICE WELSH, aged 51, WBB illcd and horribly mangled by an electric enr which knocked her down while cross- ins a street in Columbus, 0. THE buildings of the Lawrence Cement company at Binnewater, N. Y., were totally burned Friday night- Tho loss L is Saub.OOOnnd insurance $100,000. FIFTY women who attended a lunch, given by tho Woman's Christian Temperance. Union, of Bradford, Pa., were poisoned by soma unknown substance in ho food. All but two will recover. J. W. LYONS & Co., dealer in rng6 nnd paper stock, Brooklyn, N. f., suffered a S50.000 loss ly lire Monday. Several women employe* were severely, but none fatully, injured by jumping to a neighboring roof for safety. ODDITIES. We tip the : scales to learn' bur • weight, we tip the waiter to avoid a wait.-r-Bingr, hampton Republican. . , . When they say the bride's oosturae' wa* a dream do they mean it was an illusion? Boston Gazette. "Mine is a patient wait," remarked the- young doctor, as be sat lonely jn bis of< uce.—Baltimm e' American. Why should officials ''Bp ^nd thousands shooting dynamite balloons when' 1 any ordinary teamster can draw rein?—Columbus Poast. Di tion «"j Lowell Citizen, J'' Uobn, V. e^ld tlift lady tp, b$?<new co'loby man, as be was on hit way'to the po'la to vote, "ftxe^yous-golng* .to exercise the franchise to-day? --JWuluh of the horses. "Anal I catch you buying, porouj plastera-fdal? l"thought JOUR deYQWH Vftln 't the plM«r tbk^ow me CRIME. < A 10 YEAR OLD 'IVxns lad shot and killed a horse I luet Tuesday. Mits. EMMA GAINES in on trial at Washington, Ind., for beating her adopt- d child to death. GARDENER VVAITE, of Horlon, Mich., ouimitied suicide by hanging Saturday, t the nge of 90years. FRANK ROWLAN shot himself in a Kanas City court-room Monday when a jury convicted him of fraud ACTOR CURTIS, who killed Policeman Grant at San Francisco, has been held lor trial in th» superior court. SAM WmoiiT(colored) was lynched at oleun, L:i., Wednesday for assaulting a white girl. AT Cairo, 111., Wednesday, Cnptai* J. W. Mcltitmey committed Buicido by shooting himself through the bend. PEARL LEL'OLUT, indicted at Boston for itteuipting to poison her parents, has been declared of unscund miud and sent to Sherbern reformatory for five years. PRESIDENT JOHN DOEY,, of the Adams Ixpres-i comimny, has been deposed by tho irectors. He is charged with being interested in a deal by which the company was defrauded of nonrly $1,000,000. J. A. DECKER, an old resident of Charles City, Iowa, committed suicide by hanging. Business troubles unsettled his mind. FRANK GILLESPIE, a baker, and Ed- £Wdi <ya v ;in to&fj^ C0 Bal\ftah, "Mr- counterfeiting. LAURA GILAUDI, aged eighteen was shot and killed at Baltimore Tuesday night by her husband, Sisto Gilardi. Gihirdi also shot himself, hut the wounds aro not serious. GEORGE AND JIM IIOWAIID were shot and killed Tuesday night by Jake Cupps at Fort Sterling, Ky., as they were trying to get in the hitters houso to kluklux him. JOHN A. CELLA, storekeeper of tho Cook county insane asylum, was arrested Saturday night for malfeasance in office in making false and and fraudulent entries in tho official records of tho county. He is said to bo one of the thieves who havo beon systematically robbing Cook county of unknown sums of money. A HINT TO SMOKERS, HEAVENLY WONDERS. Now Epoch in Astronomical nals is Ushered in the Present Month. An- Astronomers Conolevo the Idea Creating' an Imaginary Sun Regulating Motion. of dome Peculiar Featnres of tho Planets aro Vividly Set He- fore Us. ONE more plot to kill the czar has been discovered, TUB German socialist congress at Erfurt donounccs anarchy. . Foun American marines were killed in a street fiirht at Valparaiso Friday. THE Pope, it is (stated, has finally de cided to quit Rome to avoid the persecution of the Italian government A BEHLIN dispatch sayB Count Ludwig von Arco Ynllcy, German minister to the United States,;died from tho effects of an operation. IT is said that Mr. Balfour will become the leader of the conservatives in the English house, of commons, i THE ocean steamer City of Rome, re ported loit, is not tho Anchor liner, but '"tramp" cattle boat'. IT is feared that many pleasure boats have been lost in the storm thai iR still raping on the Western Atlantic, JOKQE MONTT. the famous admiral of the cougreiisional party, has been elected to succeed Balmaoeda. THE wife {of the late William Henry Smith, the leader in tho British house of commons, will be elevated to the peerage. A DISPATCH from Breslau, the capital of the province of Silesia, says that by a railroad .collision:, Monday at Eobl- furt, five persons were killed and many injured, ' . .... THE earthquake shocks at the island of Pantullaria and its vicinity continue. A volcano has arisen in toe bed,of the eea off the coast ot Pantellaria which eject^'intilBes of stones to a great height. .'A T .a jueeting of, the.Conservative associations ii) London, Wednesday, it wits decided tb petition parliament) to reduce tbe : Irish representaiion'in that body to 'the same ratio of inhabitants as applies in England and Scotland, • 'AS T.' 1 'ETBitsiiuiiQ dispatch says the g overnment has closed the University of iiev and has placed 500 of the students u.nder,ariea,t,; i This aoUoft has beep ; taken on account of the recent, revolutionary be- ^vifiro|.students.. ', ^ W'-an .uprising at.^Monteyido, rewntly i?'meri werb JtlHecj 'tod s^ven wounded; Sixty-two persons areinoustbdy attd "will be summarily dealt with. :''''''j I BB storm in the Euglish^bhonnel was so severe Thursday morning that the Boulogne paoke't boats were unable tooput to sea, iiUreat damage has. been done la the itackedfCrops in the midland counties pf WW*th'.vvi..i <*u Ay .unknown-man, supposedito be a ,Qern}an,American, .committed suioide > at |lWt %^4 - Www^iF'hy'flii^'uiii i 'i ">'»-S' establishment It 's Carious Fact That Yon Nei -d Eyes Ki ^Juy a Olgur. As tho gentleman who serves me with igars handed over a box of the usual brand ttw other day, says a New York Herald man, I noticed that they were not quite the right color, und said so. "My dour sir." hp rtraarked with a smile, as ho handed mo another box, "if you were to C I OBO your eyes n« you smoke them you could'nt toll tho difference." It VTOB now my turn to smile at what I considered a bit of pleasantry. "Oh, yos," I replied. "Oh, no," ho said and growing serious. "I'll wagera box that you couldn't tell what you were smoking if you couldn't see." 1 laughed now and he went on: "Don't you know that the imagination is UB potont a factor in the enjoyment of a cigar us anything else. Seeing your smoke is wimt makes tho sensation something pleonant." 1 was still incredulous, "Did you ever see a blind man amok- ing?'' he finally asked. Well, that was a poser, 1 never have; Have you V I admitted as miioh and won dered why. "It i« simply .because he can't see," said the tobacconiit. "A blind man can smell and taste as well us anybody else, probably hotter; but no matter how great a smoker a man is if he I OBPB his sight be no longer enjoys smoking." Now here was a' bit of intelligence that I venture to say very ifew smokers know —tb.at Bight is, a .prJDie, requisite to the enjoyment of a pipe or cigar, 1 asked a friend who smokes, about it. He was equally UB surprised as I bad beon to learn that this was always so. "But," he added almost immediately here's an exporier.ee that bears it out,' and he told me to acquaintance, who had through an accident, become blind. He bad been a great smoker; and was a stickler for a good cigar. Thinking to console him, somewhat.my friend called and took with him a box of ohoice cuars, which he presented with a few empoutib remarks. 1 "Thanks awfully, old man," said the blind man, "your very kind, put l (i don t smoke now; non't enjoy.it, in foot. , B «<aa «I from III* Depth* at M t**rr. Th« mlMir •ndarnj b/ ontortuBSlvt wbow livers »r* dpnUot is daty li uniptsk* v lt, Slok budscbii, nsat**, Mitlv«n »u, dliordu of the dlgeitlr* •pbsntai, ln'irtburn, Ttrtljo, inrett, tauratM ol tb* bruth, unMilaau bntstk tbt •b v rt right r'b* ss* right ^«a)d»r bl.d.,apkl. *Pi>*>/i*7 *WWWt th« tkle/ul luijlcl* «t bUlon*- n«n,'which, how»V«r,' ipeedlly Vtnlth whn Uo»- tar, . JjoJt effectlveljr J« It* work of dl*eipl{o'— »„»....-., .- ... . disdainful cirrltd out, •« * oompln* lenewil of tUdlgwt- re.McreUye snd evscmt v« t unction istr.ftp or- "jirovM. Ill cwei ot malsjr kl dU#ja* llui JWar •bfe'pravanUv* ol ohioiilo W4w>r trpnbl* »* taoUv*. ' • 'i tlliy .;'. Ill'J | " i 'IMW Mt-VI) -'.( mm^Mi* ^rtV'li^iUjui WM %«Metlsa 'IP, Ifltm^M wrlttenVlet^ Mo^ A now epoch in astronomical annals was ushered in with October, for when the sun crossed the lire September 23, the days and nights were equal tho world ovpr, and there was but Utile change in this equality noticeable before the present month camo in. Long before its close, however, wo shull be quite forcibly uwure of the fact that the days aro getting much shorter, and that the nights are at the same time growing longer. The crisp, clear October evenings will be full of enjoyment for those who like to watch the movements of the members of the solar family, so closely allied in destiny with their earthly troth- or, nnd whoso very light and life are derived from the Biune great source. The sun has left bis P. P. C upon n poor perspiring community in a most impressive marintr, the like of which has rot been known for years, departed to smile upon the antarctic n-eions for the n"xt six months, (luring which time his light will be an almost unknown quantity in the home of our own polar bear, and of the icebergs which in the summer montba aro lriven down to obstruct tho paths of ocean commerce. While we are accustomed to regard the sun aa the measurer of time we are apt to overlook the fict thac the period ot two successivetraiisit8ottliosuiitli .it we see in too irregular tor us to get clocks lo conform to, und that aiilronomeis had to conceive lint id »a of creating an imaginary sun which like the stars, would be regular in motion. The interval between two auc- cessivo transits of this imaginary sun is termed a mean tolar day, and ie equal to tho average of all the solar days in the year. It iH thi-i to which our ciocks and chronometers are adjusted. Tho difference btween the place of the real and iiujginary Bun is familiarly known as the equation of time, which is a varying quantity, as sometimes the imaginary sun is ahead of the real one, whilo at other times it is astern of it. Wo must also be careful to note the fact that the Run dial marks apparent time only, and consequently its indications will only agreo with the clock time ivhen tho real and imaginary suns happen to coincide or pass tho meridian at the same instant. This actually occurB four times in a twelvemonth, about April 15, June 14, Aug. 81. and December 24. i ne new moon was ushered in on the 2d and is called the Hunter's Moon, and next to tho Harvest Moon is tho most admired and best known of the year. Our satellite is still u point in the ecliptic near enough to the sign of Aries for her to make a small angle with the eastern horizon when rising, though larger than thut of lust month's moon, which roBe for several nights with comparatively slight change in the tivno of her appearance. Tho bright nights afforded by the unusual amount of moonlight were supposed in days of old to be a special interposition of Providence in behalf of tho huntsmen in tho pursuit of their favorite sport After the full on Oct. 17, tho moon rises for three consecutive nights with an average difference considerably less-than three-quarters of an hour. The conjunctions tor the month are sixteen in number, of rather moro thun u>ual. Of these,the moon figures in nine. She has already made her visit to Mercury, Saturn und Venus, and exchunged compliments with Uranus. On Oct. 14 Jupitei aud tho giowing crescent came to their nearest point for the month, but the too brilliant fuco of the three quarter will orevent HUB meeting having much significance, even wcro it a very much cl ser on» than it is On Oct. 20, the f-ir-tliaiunt Neptune is in conjunction; on the 28'h Saturn for a second time in the month; on the 20th Mars, and on the 31st—Uranus, also for a second time. Jupiter, although having piseed away from his position in opposition to the sun when he rose at sunset and looked down from the zenith at midnight, is still glori ous to giize upju as the e&rly evening twilight reveals him bigger, unc higher in his path across the heavensVund ho sinks to rest beo* the western horizm in the small hours of the morning. He' is now in the constellation of Aquirius, and, as he remains ubjut a year in ouch constellation it is fairly easy to locate his surroundings While at'present holding his own and keeping up his cure with apparently undiminished brilliancy, he ii alow.y but surely approaching his downfall, when he will have to yield to the more diizzling lustre cf the quesn of all the planets, which will very shortly appear to grace tbe beauties of the American twilight. Venus has now fairly.joined the, galaxy cf evening stars, and her shilling, dia- moiid-liko rays will in another six weeks be plainly visible shortly After .the sun has set, as the plunrc ii gradually withdrawing from the powi rful sunlight that has ingulfed ber for several mouths. Before the year closes we shall have promise of her gain assuming the bewitching aspect that made her so prominent un object in the early . months of the yeu, when she wad more than -four times her present size. The constellation, will continue her course away from us until she reaches the furthest point in ber coquettish career early in December, when she will once more turn hei face to the north ward, Uranus is the third of the evening star, and, although "well beyond* our normal vision, can be fou.ud.wltn telescopio aid. He is a fairly important member of the planetary family for the month, as he ia twice in conjunction with the moon,, once today and again on'the last day of the month, just before the old moon turns in to tho new. In addition' to this soihe what unueal occurence the planet is in superior oon junotion with the sun on the 26lb, and after that date will be classed with the morning stars. Of -coureo, such proximity to the centre of the solar system renders it mote than usually difficult matter to find him. Qa the 2flvh Uranus and*mercury are in .conjunction. "Saturn bos lost'h}» rings, which., have, been gradually disappearing ever sines 1886. when they were open to their widest extent. The' reason for this.'somewhat startling announcement, which very ppsai bly may bi found imthe^'Iiost and Found' column of U>? Celestial iRegister, is accounted <o»Jih«ri«otUit*t tbe^ptane pf (be jrbWtVM*** through the wth.^U-con* I^Btl>s#ej-^g^»f»)As theihlokieM sun, shortly after which it will reappear and another rbsnge will occur. The face of the ring, that has for the last fifteen years been illumined by the sun, will then pass into Bhndow and the other face will bask in tht bright sunlight in its turn for a similar interval, when tho ring will again disappear and so on. These peculiar features of tho planet are taken advantage of by thoso who will no doubt be found to bo othorwizo than weather-wise to indicate terriblo storms and gales; but to tho°c who nre not in tho weather ring it seema very difficult to see just what bearing the two have upon each other. Saturn's pnle yellow light can be seen in the eastern sky just before the little lumps of daylight begin to make themselves visible abovo the horizon. Mercury is morninir star, but he keeps so much within the sun's influence that it is only with difficulty nnd under very fav- omblecircumstances that lie can be sfen. Only Bharp cyrs will be able to find him about eight degrees south of the sunrise point u litllo loss than an hour before sunup. This is, however, positively his last appearauco for the year, n„ he is again drawing toward the sun, with which he is in superior conjunct ion on the 27th. after which he will be an evening star. Murs is morning star and will continue as such the remainder (f the year. Whils of very little moment ju«t at present he is gradually coming toward us and approaching visibility. In another year he will be the all-abiorbing topic of conversation among both amateur and professional astronomers, as ho will then be in opposition to tho sun nnd in his most favorable location for interesting observation, lie iH also in the constellation of the Lion, in its conjunction with boih Saturn and the moon, the former on tho 12t i and the latter on the 29i.li. Neptune has already completed a little moro than half I,is course as morning star and his general location as lairly well indicated by the waning moon, with which he is in conjunction on the 20th. He is far too small, at his tremendous distance from us, to admit of his being of particular importance to nny but the scientist. Taurus is the field in .vliicli M .'p .utia is at present wandering, and the bright etar Alileburan serve* to show were this con- stellaiion is to be found. At 9 o 'clock at night, in the, opening days of the mouth, the prominent first magnitude stars in the Gild of view were tVrcturns, low down in ihe west; Vega, -l, west, of tim zenith, Altair, southwest Vega; Fc-malliant, low in the southeast; Aldeb iron, east of tho Pielad »s, and just rising abovo the horizon, ..ml Capella in tho northwest. Tlio Pleiades, the most beautiful cluster in the tkies, rise early in the east. An additional charm has been added to this remarkable group since the camera is detected nebulous matter around tLo principal stars that are too far distant tor tho eyo of man to perceive. Being tuated about half way between the northerly and southerly poles of the 'leavens, this constellation, when above tho horrizon, am be Boon all over the habitable globe. OriginiU:y seven stars o£ the group were visible to the naked eye, und in Grecian mythology they represented the daughters of Alius. Only six etara are now visiblo.—N. Y. Timea. STA1NJSD Ul.AS.-s INDUdTUS*. Tho 1.1 ne orolasH -WorklnirluThls Country . MurimflMuH all Itittvtuus KfTorU. t—s UliiuBworuor. Tho stained glass of many of the cathedrals and churches of the old world, despite their coarse pigments and awkward leading, were gems of beauty in form and color, and they altogether distance a great deal of what is being done in the same field. On the other hand, however, the high grade glass worker of the present time is achieving results that would have been absolutely unattainable in the ancient and medieval times. It ia not generally known that an entirely and distinct line of glass- working has sprung up in this country, which is accomplish 1 ' ing themoBt wonderful results. It combines all that is best m the other schools, and has added improvements of its own by wnich all the possibilities ot colored glass have been exhaust:-1. To such u high state has this artistic tu -to been developed, that prices are paid lor single windows in private houses which would have seemed fabulous ten years ugo. I 'nreo thousand dollars Is considered by no uioins an extraordinary prio for one of these modern creations of the artist. For beauty, roul- ism and coloring, these high cla-s windows excel anything that has been seen. The life winch bus been wanting even in tne_ greatest paintings is possible of realization in glass, where light is behind tho picture to nituso it, with motion, color mid leoliiiM- The figure that can only be represented in tho not of walkihgiu canvas pictures, can be actually made lo move: when the sunlight plays on it through the CryBlul of the stained window. One distinct departure made by tue American artist from European practice is Hit discarding of pigment, which they any destroy the portabilities ot taking fmlad- vantage of the ligh', aid which they consequently use in faces ol flesh tints. Some. ot the modern picture*, consisting of ninny thousand pieces of glasses, are I lined with such dolt skill by clever lead-' lug thut lines of the design* are presented: n ns perteot aud unbiMK-m a lu-wucr IU they were in tho aisist's drawing. JEWS AS V AHME118. They Form u Lurno Furl, of I ho Tllltir* of the Bull In UuiiKitry. Among ihe great masses who.must toil, for their daily bread, certainly many have not yet devoted themselves to tilling 'the soil, and on- this ucioiint their enemies have devised thu charge that Jews are ot no use in agriculture, tlv.it thoy are avow to all hard work, Here also experience give* a refutation, in this' land where Jews buve beeu permitted to acquire landed property, where they havo found opportunity to devote themselves to agriculture- they have proved themselves excellent farmers. For example, in Hungary they, form a very . large part of the tillers of the soil, and this fact is acknowledged : to such an extent that the high Catholic clergy in Hungary almost exclusively have Jews as tenants on mortmain properties aud almost all large landholders give pre* ference to the Jews on account ottheir industry, their reoilude, aud their dexterity. These are facts that cannot' be hid, and that have force, so that < the antirSemitic movement, which for A long time flourished in Hungary, must expire because every one sees that so imp irtant a factor in the productive activity of the country-njss- peoialiy in agriculture—cannot be spared. HKA.VY VAt'liUUK. ! *'< Ail Banka In Treuton, N. J,, WtU iuf- ' . fsr. .' •'• "*• "•! T RBNTON , N, J.I Oct. 19.—Jonathan Stewurt -assigned today. Ilia lkbtlitiee foot up •829.00Q and > bit .assets .about 11,85,000. The liabilities include nuWr- ous 'indorsements' - to the Trenton'Oblm* and: Star^Ruhoer'iwmp*,iei, iitetwjjtly failed. All Trenton bunks suff^n.also lutfttti banks in several oilies throu, state; A'tt hyt:; pj.thegr»g:prQb«h)y doejnnot eioeedwitf .h^ftt^.ombftrt a^iMignifloimtiamoaot «h«i oue^eeWtMh* mmm m»m to«^r«s> sbU^iMiiA'^4'<0etob«^ toWb^^ thu ^»«i >«,04 Woi'oneWnty thousandth Mmii U M felftna of that lima will MH thiouak fckt «S >1 M ^•••imn'iii • ' ' ' 'Mlen»»« U |iie'uiMsW Object 'Masteii' t'Of" miccusc ^pe ^arfMW nudejip iG^Pjany.of -that.ftOBt/'-- ilbjeet 0B«'t"«i.ty tnoutiiatli n- off /

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