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PUBLUHXD KVJCBT BATUBDAT W. W. BUBDIOK. TERMS: 91.60 Par Tear, Strictly 1B Advance. The Best Aicertitlng Medium to reach the four north-'attern eounttit. Offlee HouUiwMt Corner Lewler tad Tllden Su W. N. BORDICK , Editor and Proprietor.' INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. Tnun: 11 .00, IT VAID IN ADVANNCB. XIX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1891. NUMBER 38. ADVORTISINGr RA.TBS: Ttni 1 ntk ... 8 weeks .. I weeks.. 1 month .. 9 montlin. » mouth! 4 months. 1 ye»r.... 11 «D 1 60 3 00 9 r« 8 00 4 00 r> no 10 00 * In. I 4 In. M ool II SO t* SO 1 H I 71 8 00 6 on 8 75 0 W, 4 60 9 00l « 25 11 ST.' " 00 is ool IS 00 13 03 l« M 8 78 7 SO t SB 1 H eoe.l eol. '•til 10 on It 80 11 78! 17 On 18 80 8.' OOi 80 09 St 00 80 00 48 00 18 88 18 98 18 01 * 08 to 08 80 08 88 08 Business cards not exceeds* (ITS Unea, fA. I»gal udreiti.i-ments At It-gal rates Adrsitlaa menu limerlod with no specific time will be DUUIhhel until nrderel nut tint ?har|rad for ao- oordlnnlj. All bllU pirabln quarterly. A. J. KRUI. the presentconsul to Dublin, is on his way home with tho remains of bia wife, who di"d in Dublin recently. He will arrive S iturdny with tho body, which will be buried at Appleton. Mrs. Moid was a very brilliant woman, possessed of high literary nttninments. At the time of her death she wus engaged in writing 1 her impressions of Ireland, which was to! have been a work dealing almost entirely with the po sanlry. It iB probable that] her husband will carry the work to completion. _ As n disciplinary ogont for physical manhood foot ball has fow superiors. It is a fearfully rough ^nmo, but its very violence tenebe" courago, toughens tbe body and makes tho muscles bard. The dashing together with great force cf tbe, opposing teams, tho rushing, guarding, tackling, interfering and breaking through, the running, dodging, jumping, tumbling, kicking, punting, pushing and crowding, biing into play forbcaranre, valor, intelligence, angacity, generalship, strength and agility, and bring out in the player many other qualities, both menlul and physic tl. w l o*e development can only r»uder more certain the approximate perfection of the coming man. UPON MARS HILL Rov. T. DeWltt Talmago at the Greolan Acropolis, IN A I'KltSOXAl* WAT M. Jules Lefebyre has been elected member of the Academy Di:s Beuux Arts by I seventy-four votes to thirty-five. * *. • William D. Wiudom, son of the late Secretary Windom, has been appointed chief of the accounts division in the architect's office at Washington by Secretary Foster. * * • The friends of Governor Boies are fond of telling tho utory of how Miss Jessie Boies, the governor's daughter, hud a number of trunks packed on election day of 1889, preparatory to starting with her father on a tour of Europe, which they were about to begin at the time the democratic convention nominated Mr. Boies, and how, when the governor, rather to his surprise, found he was elected, the European trip was ubaudoned and has not been thought of since. * • » Gerster, the cx-opera singer, bus bought the Puluzz i Mezzona in Italy, which has been iu tbe Rossi family for two hundred yours. The castle crowns a hill uud is surrounded by cypres* trees. » • * Aliss Adele Grisirold Gardiner, who was presented to New York society last week at a tea given by her mother, Mrs. J. Lyon Gardiner, of 674 Madison avenue, New York, counts four colonial governors among her ancestors. One of I hem, Lyon Gnrdiner, in 1085 owned the whole of Gardiner's island. • • * Jane Hading wears somo wonderrul dresses in Surdou's revived comedy, Nos Intimes, at the Vaudeville, in Paris. Two of these dresses ure harmonies in while of different textures. In the night scene the is in a rich white faille dressing gown, all' softness of texture and of luBter, and rimmed in front with a silk ombroidery of autumn foliage — gold, russet, red brown and what-not—and bordered with featheiy Duff to match. The .linings of this garment, the front being open and loose, often show, and are in surnb, no les>s soft and lustrous, but in a different way. A soft sash holds the back part of the dressing- gown at the waist close to the figure, and then piwsing through openings in the side seams, clasps the waisf, and is faBiened in front by a large carelett bow. The dreSB is of Indian muslin and the softest Mechlin lace. It .is rich in mull tucks and insertion, which the blue underskirt throws into relief. » « » Empress Eliisiboth, of Austria, does not cease to mourn the trugio death of the Crown Priiico Rudolph. She ordered a wreath of white roses to bo placed, on All Saints' Day, upon the prince's coffin, without streamers ajil without a sign from herself. She also sent a large bunoh of beautifully scented ucatia ftawers from her garden in Corfu, and the delicate, mutk-like perfume of the feathered sprays, with their hundreds of yellow pullets, whioh powder the silver coffin, per- -vades the vault, where u bandied wax tapers make the air close. There aro also wreaths from tbe widowed crown princess and her little daughter, with streamers, on which is read the name "Stephanie." Early in tbe day sho went by rail to Baden and drove thence to Mayerling to altond a f jneral maBs at the cbapul there. This id the Srst time since her husband 's death that the orown princess has crossed the threshold of tbe former bunting box, where years ago she Brent harpy summers with him and her baby, without a foreshadowing of • the tragedy whioh would some day take place beneath that roof. Matthew Arnold used the expression "sweetne 'B and light" so often and eo felicitously that people thought him both the author and apostle of "sweetness and light." But Dean Swift first used it. * * * When General Forest captured Fort Pillow, ho is said to have sent the follow ng dispatch: "We buBted tbe fort at ninerclock and ecalered the niggers. The men M. still a cil'anomin the woods." '.'Ninerclock " explains itself, and "oill»< nom" is interpreted to read "kilUn* them." Today Joseph Medill, editor-in-ohiof of the Tribune, will mfn'% jpiigrimage . to the Pacific B ope inge^qh.Qt'gol!! ba,'»y'lwe«»es\ and rejie | r JWow ;^^ripr« /'ofii ^'iiBVW'lvms^ki., Qnoe\a'yeju; it -JBH th« ,»ndq«Mble old gantiemaji'a w VwIllofh«ru.u»t,thja Into Wmam U,|ii\>ii 1 iiuwiij.Wortiwiw )>7W| •Sanding when rani stood wlicn 11a Al" touudod tho Greolan rhllosoplicre— The Departed Olnrles "I tue> Woudroas Parthenon. The following discourso wns dellv •Ted liy Hcv. T. DeWltt Tulmage in the Brooklyn tnbernaclo on continuation of Ills series: "From tho Pyramids to tho Acropolis." Ho took for his text: Whllo Paul wnitod for thorn at Athnns his spirit win Rtirrcd in him when ho MW tho city wholly Riven to idolntry.—Acts xvil.. It). It seemed ns if morning would never eomo. We had arrived after dark in Athens. (Ireecc, and the tiiffht. was sleepless with expectation, and my watch slowly announced to mo ono and two and three and four o'clock, and a* the first ray of dawn I culled our party to look out of tho window upon that city to which Paul said lie was a debtor, nml to which tho whole earth Is debtor for Greek architecture, Greek sculpture. (Jrcelc poetry, Oracle eloquence, (ireck prowess, and Greek history. That morning in Athens wo •nunlered forth armed with most generous and lovely letters from the president of the United States and his sere- tary of state, nnd during all our stay in that city these letters caused overy door anil every gato nnd overy temple and every palace to swing open before ns. The mightiest geographical namo on earth to-day Is America. Tho slgnn' turo of an American president and BCC' rotary of stato will take a man where an army could not. Those, names brought us into tho presence of a most gracious nnd beautiful sovereign, tho queen of Greece, and her cordiality was more like that of a sister than tho occupant of a throna room. No formal bow as when monnrchs aro approached, but » cordial shako of the hand, and earnest questions about our personal welfare and our beloved country far away, But this morning wo pass through where Btood the Agora, tho ancient market place, the locality where philosophers used to moot tholr disciples, walking while thoy talked, and whoro Paul tho Christian logiclun flung many a proud stoic, and got tho laugh on many an impertinent Epicurean. The markot place was the center of •octal and political life, and it was the place whore peoplo went to tell and hear the nows. Booths and bazaars were set up for merchandise of all kinds, except meat, but everything must bo sold for cash, and thero must be no lying about tho value of commodities, and the Agoranomi who ruled the place could inflict severe punish' ment upon offenders. The dlfforant schools of thinkers had distinct placet •et apart for convocation. Tho Pla< tcenns must meet at the cheese market, the Dccelians at the barber shop, tho sellers of perfumes at the frankincense headquarters. The market place was at space three hundred and fifty yards long nnd two hundred and fifty wide, and it wns given up to gossip, i -.nd merchandise, and lounging, and philosophizing. All this you need to know in order to understand the Bible when it says of Paul: "Therefore disputed ho in the market dally with them that met him." You see it was the best place to get an audience, and if a man feels himself culled to preach he wants peo­ plo to preach to. But before wo make our chief visits of to-day we must .tftko a turn at the Stadium. It is a little way out, but go we must The Stadium was the place where the footraces occurred. Paul hud been out there, no doubt, for ho frequently uses the scenes of that place as figures when ho tells us: "Let us run tho race that Is set before us," and again: "They do it to obtain corruptible garland, but we an incorruptible "The. mar bio and gilding have) been removed, but (ho high mounds against which tho seats wore piled are •till there. The Stadium Is six hundred and eighty feet long, one hundred and thirty feet wide and held forty .thousand spectators. There Is- to -day the very tunnel through whioh the defeated racer departed from the Stadium and from tho hisses of the people, and there are tho stairs up which tho vlotor went to .the top of the hill to be crowned with the laurel. In this place' contests with wild beasts sometimes took place, and whllo Hadrian, the emperor, sat on yonder height one thousand beasts were slain In ono celebration. But it was chiefly for foot-racing, and so I proposed to my friend that day while we were Iu the Stadium that we try which of us could run the sooner from end to end of this historical ground, and so at the word given by the loulters -on we started side by side, but before' I got through I found out what 1 nl meant when ho compares the spiritual race with the race in this very Stadium, as he says: "Lay aside every weight." My heavy overcoat and my friend's freedom from such encumbrance showed the advantage in any kind of a race of "laying aside every weight," We now come to the Acropolis, It la a rook about two niUea' in^lroumfer- •nse at the base, :iuid'one thousand feet in'olroumferenee l at the top, and three, hundred feet high On It has been crowded more elaborate .architecture j and, sculpture thau in any other plaoe under the whole heavens. Orlg- InaUy a fortress, afterward a congregation of temples and statutes and pillars, their ruins an enchantment from which no observer ever breaks away. Ko wonder that Arlstldes thought It the center of all things—Greece, the center of the world) Attica, the center of Greece; Athens, the center of Attica, and the Acropolis, the center of Athens, earthquakes have shaken It Yerroi plundered it Lord Elgin, the English embassador at Constantinople, got permission of the aultan to remove from the Acropolis fallen pieces of the build- tng, but he took from the building to • Bngland the finest statues, removing them at an expense of eight hundred thousand dollar*. A storm overthrew •»»> of the Ktatuos, of the AwopoJta. KoJr <^nV »b»,-gWV Shove from a psdhjeBtah^v ^^P'^ •>Vwm»y maoh uewjdrOPJBS*? it, all. Uiginto a po'ttdtFrnuMlttft when the years ugu. i nml rcnti so m <iuu nuoni it that I needed no m.igleinu'H wand to restore it. Atone wave of my hand on that clear morning in IBS!), it rose be fore mo in the glory it had when Pericles ordered It, and Iclinns planned It, and Phidias chiseled it, nnd Protognos j painted it, nnd Pausanins described It Itsgates, which were carefully guarded by the ancients, open to let you in, and you iiseeiiil liy si .\ty marble steps the propyhna, which Kpnininondas wnntod to transfer to Thebes, but permission, I am glad to sny, could not lie granted for the removal of this architcctual miracle. In the days when ten cents would do more thnn one dollar now, tho building cost two million three hundred thousand dollars. See its fivo ornamented gales, tho keys entrusted to an officer for only one day lest the temptmion to go In nnd misapproprlnto tho treasures bu tuo great for him, its ceiling a mingling of blue and scarlet nnd green, and tho walls abloom with pictures utmost in thought and color lng. Yonder is a temple to a goddess called "Victory Without Wings." So many of the triumphs of the world had been followed by detent that tho Greeks wished in marble, to indicate that victory for Athens had come never again to fly away, and hence this tern- plo to "Victory Without Wings," a tomple of marble, snow-white and gilt- toring. Yonder heboid the pedestal of Agrlppn, twenty-seven feet high and twelve foot square. But the overshadowing wondor of all tho hill is the Parthenon. In days when money was ton times more valu- ablo than now, it cost four million and six hundred thousand dollars. It is a Doric grnndcur. Imving forty-six columns, each column thirty-four feet high and six feet two inches in diameter. Wondrous inturcoluiMiiinlionsl Painted porticos, architrave* tinged with ochro, shields of gold hung up, lines of most delicate curve, figures of horses nnd men and women and gods, oxen on tho way to sacrifice, statues of the deities Dionysins, Prometheus, Hermes, De> motor, Zeus, lleia, Poseidon; in ono friezo twelve divinities; centaurs la battle, weaponry from Marathon; chariot of night; chariot of the. morning; horses of i>.> sun, the fates, tho furies; statue of Jupiter holding in bis right hand the thunderbolt; sllvor- footcd chair in which Xerxes watched the buttle of Sulamis only a few miles away. Ilerc is the colossal stntuo of Minerva in full armor, eyes of gray- colored stone; Qgitre of n sphinx on her head, griflins by her sido (which aro lions with eagle's beak), spear in oneJmnd. statue of liberty in tho other, a shield carved with battle scenes, and even tho slippers sculptured und tied on with thongs of gold. Fur out at sea the sailors saw this stntuo of Minerva rising high above all tho temples, glittering in the sun. Here are statues of equestrians, statue of a lioness, and there are the graces, and yocder a horse in bronze. There Is a statue, said In the time of Augustus to have of its own accord turned around from cust to west and spit blood; statues mado out of shields conquered in battle; statuu of Auaercon, drunk and singing; stntuo of Olympodorus, a Greek, memorable for tho fact that he was cheerful when others were cast down, a trait worthy of sculpture. But walk on and around the Acropolis, and yonder you soo a statue of llygeia, and the statuo of Theseus fighting the Minotaur and tho statue of Hercules slaying sorpents. No wonder that Potro- nius said it was easier to find a god than a man in Athens. Oh, the Acrop- olisl Tho most of its temples and statues made from tho marblo quarries of Mount Pcntolicum, a little way from the city. I have hero on my tablo a btoch of tho Parthenon made out of thTs marble, and on It is tho sculpture of Phidias. 1 brought it from the Acropolis. This specimen has on it the dust of ages, and the marks of explosion and battle, but you can get from it some idea of tho delicate luster of the Acropolis when it was covered with mountain of this marble cut into all tho ezquisito shapes that gon'.us could con' trive, and striped with silver and aflame with gold; The Acropolis in the morn' lng light of those ancients must have shown us though it wore an aerolite cast off from tho noonday sun. The temples must huvo looked like petrified foam. The whole Acropolis must hare' seen liko tho whito breakers of the great ocean of time. But wo can not stop longer here, for thoro is a hill near by of more interest though it has not one chip of marble to suggest a statue or a tomple. We hasten down tho Acropolis to ascend the Areopagus, or Mars Hill, as it is called. It took only about three minutes to walk tho distance, and tho two hill tops are so near that what I said in religious discourse on Mars mil was hoard distinctly by some English gentlemen on tho Acropolis. . This Mars lllll is a rough pile of rock fifty feet high. It was famous long before New Testament times. The Persians easily and terribly assaulted tho Acropolis from this hill top, Hore assembled the court to try criminals. It was held in the night time, so that the faces of the Judges could not be seen, nor the face* of the lawyers who made the'plea, and so. Instead,of n trial being one of emotion, It v must bavo been one of oool Justice,. But thero was one ocoasion on this hUl memorable above all other*. A little man, physically weak, and hla rhetoric described by himself as oontenptlble, had by his aerinons rooked Athene with commotion, and bo was summoned, cither by writ of law or hearty Invitation, to come upon that pulpit of rock and give "a specimen'of bia theology. All the wlsooores of Athens turned ont and turned up to hear him. The more venerable of them sat In the amphitheater, the granite seats of whioh are •till visible, but the other people •wormed on ull sides of tho hill and at the base of It to hear this man, whom somo called a fanatic, and others called a mad-oap, and others a blasphemer! and others styled contemptuously "this Jellow.'' Puul arrived In, answer to the writ or invitation and confronted them and gave thorn the biggest dose that mortals over took. He was so bul\t that nothl«goouldsoavehtm,andftsfor Jupi- on overytiiing, or thought they did, and from the end of the longest hair on the top of their uraniums to the end of the nail on tho longest toe, they were stuffed with hypercrlticlsm, and they leaned buck with a supercilious look to listen. As in 188P, I stood on that rock where Paul stood, and a slab of which I brought from Athens by consent of tho queen, through Sir. Trlcoupis, the prima minister, and had placed in yonder memorial wall, I read the whole story Bible In hand. What 1 have so far said In this discourse wns necessary In order tiiat you may understand tho boldness, the de- flane" tho holy recklessness, tho magnificence of Paul's speech. The first thunderbolt ho launched at tho opposite hill—the Acropolis—that moment all a-glitter with idols and temples. Uo cried out: "God who mado tho world." Why, they though that Prometheus made it, that Mercury made It that Apollo mndo it, that Poseidon mado it, that Eros mndo It that Pan- drocus mado it, that Boreas mado it that it took nil tho gods of tho Parthenon, yea, all tho gods and goddesses of tho Acropolis to make it, and hero stands a man without any ecclesiastical title, neither a D. D., nor even a rovcrend, declaring that tho world was made by the Lord of Heaven and earth, and hence tho inference that nil tho splendid covering of the Acropolis, so near that the peoplo standing on the stepB of the Purthenon could hear It, was a deceit, a falsehood, a sham, a blasphemy. Look at the faces. of his auditors; tliey tiro turning pale, and then red, and then wrathful. Thero had been several earthquakes In that region, but that wns tho soverest shook these men had ever felt. Tho Persians had bom barded the Acropolis from tho heights of Mars lllll, hut this Paulino bombardment was grentcr and more terrific. "What," said his hearers, "have we been hauling with many yokes of oxen for centuries those blocks from tho quarries of Mount Pcntolicum, nndhavo wo had our architects putting up theso structures of unparalleled splendor, and havo we had tho greatest of all sculptors, Phidias, with his men, chiseling away at those wondrous pediments and cutting away at these frclzos, and have we taxed tho nation's resources to tho utmost, now to bo told that those statues see nothing, hear nothing know nothlngl" Oh, Paul, stop for a moment and give these startled nnd overwhelmed auditors time to catch their breathl JIalio a rhotorical pause! Take a look around you at tho interesting landscape, and give your hearers time to rccoverl No, ho docs not make even a period, or so much as a colon or semi-colon; but launches tho second thundorbolt right after the first, and in the same breath goes on to sny: God "dwelleth not In temples made with hands." O, Paull Is not deity more in tho Parthenon, or moro in the These um, or more in the Erechthoiura, or more in tho temple of Zeus Olymplus than in tho open air, more than on the hill whoro wo aro sitting, more than on Mount Hymettus out yonder, from which the bees get their honey. "No morol" responds Paul. "Ho dwelleth not in temples made with hands." As that night in Athens I put my tired head on my pillow, and tho exciting scones of the day passed through my mind, I thought on tho same subject on which us a boy I made my commencement speech in Niblo's theater on graduating day from tho Now York university, viz.: "Tho MoralEffcots of Sculpture and Architecture," but further than I could have thought in boyhood I thought in Athons that night the moral effects of architecture and sculpture depend on what you do in greut buildings after they are put up, and upon tho oharac ter of tho men whose forms you cut In marble— yeal I thought that night what struggles the martyrs went through In order that in our time the Gospel might have full swing; and I thought that night what a brainy religion it must be that could absorb a hero liko him whom we havo considered to -day, a man tho superior of the whole lniman race, tho in< fidols but pigmies or homnncnll com' pared with him; and I thought what a rapturous consideration . it is that through tho same grace that saved Paul wo shall confront this great apostle, and shall have tho opportunity, amid the familiarities of tho skies, of asking him what was the greatest occasion of all his life. lie may say: "The shipwreolc of Moll to." He may Bay: "Tho riot at Ephesus." Uo may say: "My last walk out on .the road to Ostla." But, I think, he will say: "The day I stood on Mars H1U addressing tho Indignant Areopagltes, and looking oft upon the towering form of tbe goddess Minerva, and the majesty of tho Parthenon, and all the brilliant divinities of the Acropolis. That account in the Bible was true. My spirit was stirred within me when I saw the sltr wholly given up to Idolatry 1" THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. a freieht train on the Chcsaponko & Ohio J road ran off a bridge Tuesday night and j plunged into tt ravine thirty feet deep, carrying away tbe approach to the I bridge. No one was injured. The loss is [ $30,000. BANK EXAMINATIONS IT is rumored in Washington that Commissioner Roosevelt may bo removed from office. Wtr.MAM H. HOPES, ex-consul cf the United States to St. Petersburg, died in England Tuesday. TriE .wife of Cyrus W. Field died Monday in Irvington on the Hudson, aged sixty yei |r». W. K. SULLIVAN vas on Wednesday appointed by tho president consul to Btr- muda. GOVEUNOB-ELECT FLOWER bus decided to re-appoint Generul Porter ndjutint general of New York. i JUDGE JAMES M. COPFIKIIUIIV, one of I li.n oiliest members of the Cleveland bar, died Sunday, aged 73 yearB. THE Mississippi river was frozen Bolid from shore to slioro Sunday near Galena, III. The thermometer registered 15 degrees below ztro. EDWAIID M. FIELD, senior partner of the failed firm of Field, Lindley, Wetchers & Co. at New York, has been sent to Bloomingdale Insauo Asylum. GEonoE W ii EATON ALLEN, better known as "Lind Bill Allen," th* nuthor of the Homestead Act, died at Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night. Sin ALEXANDER CAMI-BELL, lieutenant governor of Ontario, has bsen stricken with linralysiB at Toronto and his recovery is doubtful. THE republican national committee, on the seventh ballot, choose.* Minneapolis as thoplaco for tho convention, which will be held on June 7. 1892. THE supreme court of Cidifornia, Mon day, rendered a decision declaring Hint the law appropriating 8300.000 for the state's exhibit at the world's fair is valid. A IIAILROAD train runs from New York to Washington at the rate of fifty-seven miles an hour, making a part of tho dis tiinee at a seventy-five-mile rate. PRESIDENT PAI.MKU submitted the report of tbe world'M fair board to President Harrison Wednesday. The president is expected to make the desired appropriation to further the work, the subject of a special message to congress. Reuben Jarvis, profossor of Smith Center, Kas., claims thut he has discovered chemicals with which he can produce rain every time. POSTMASTER GENERAL WANAMAKEK has awarded steamship mail contracts to the Wnrd line to Commodore Hughe* from New York to Buenos Ayres, New York to Havana and Now York to Mexico; also to tho Pacific mail line of Central American ports. CRIME. AT St. Lcuis Ernst Hickman shot his wife and himself. E. J. CIIAPIN, a Chicago drummer, wns sandbagged and robbed at Plymouth, Ind., Mtnday night. THE ladv principal of Rutgers' female college in New York wns arrested for embezzlement. Sho confesics. JAMES G. WV.M\N. mayor of Allegheny, Pa., was arrested, charged with embezzel- ing the funds of tho city. AT Markbiilltown, Iowa, D. C. Thomas, a religious maniac, shoots and kills John Hackridgc, a boarding house keeper, und commits suicido A MAN named Jones, of Springfiold, S. D., Kus hanged by cowbojs near Cherry Creek, on the Chejenue river, for stealing eittle. THREE men have been arrested at Cen- tralin, III., charged with burninir four barns and two bouses. One of the men i° J. T. MclCibben, an alliance mim. D. B. PATTERSON, of Pottsville, Tn., a politician am! lawyer and editor of'thc Miners' Journal, has disappeared, owing between 840,000 und {50,000. CUTAJARA, a customs broker, is under arrest, in New Yoik for making false entries. He is charged with haung cheated the government to tho extent of 8T>0,000. A YOUNO girl of Kansas City, Kan. has been delected in tho act of robbing the contribution box of a church which Uie attended. Do Examiners Examine Is an Inter cstingr Question to Bankers und Business Men. A Public Accountant Gives Some Good Reasons Why Fads Cannot Be Reached. Somo Things These Officials Ought to Know to be of Practical Utility. At Iho present time there is hardly a more pertinent question umong business men or ono more frequently inked than Do bunk oxauiiners examine?" and there is hcarcely one in which they take a more genuine or lively interest. In spite of some misgivings when a bank bus failed or been robbed, it lias hitherto been sup- LOSCII that the system of national bank examination was well niuh perfect, and that in the examiners theui'-elii's stockholders und depositors alike had a iorp.< of vigilant gunrds, who would rff-'ctualiy prevent any malfeasance of bank ollicialn. This supposilion has received KO rude a shock during 1 the pint year that on all lidcs is beard uVlemand for real examinations nnd for a method which will lead to the detection of fraud some little time before i bank is gulled. Some of tho imperfections of the present WALLACE C. ANDREWS, late president system of bank examinations and some of of the Stanuard Gaslight company of New tho errors in bank practice are pointed oat York, is charged with isniing 83,000,000 by James Warrington, u public account- stock in the company without proper ant, who has bad a long experience in the FOREIGN. authority. SHERIFF EDWARD MARNEV, of Little Rivt-r county, wus Bhot and killed by man named Stowurt at Richmond, Ark Tuesday nigh!. Tbe nun quarreled over u gaai« of cards, and tho shooting followed. DR. JOHN HALL, tho venerable Presbyterian preacher of Now York, had a narrow esctpo from death as he was leaving his church Sunday. A maniac fired four shots at him, but fortunately none of them took effect. A LETTER ha* Veen received in Geneva, III., Irom a parly who signs bis uaiao Georae Bullock, and who says he is now iu a Nebraska penitentiary, coursing .IJB complicity in the famous police murderd in thst city four years ago IN New York Wednesday night Robert Lyons, a butcher twenty-eight years old, waa brutally murdered in his shop by Michael Slincy. The weapon used was a cleaver. Sliney and Lyons were believed to be the best of friends, and no cause is known for the deed. 0* ter oiuj.Atheuk, vU«lfMlW d M> e *>' (less, whose lrauge«.wer« |n.fuU sight. the adjoining hill, he:Udd uu.Uo^yoh regard for tliuiu. as |>a had.lor, llw ant thut-waV crawling In'UM sand n.ud«r S»fj»Cln Y Jih»t>tti |enc8i ware tho. Am Bfina, the leader or' the radical party in Denmark has died from heart disease. FRANCE and Russia concludes a definite agreement for an exclusively defensive alliance. BRAZIL'S new president is forming a government to tucceed Do Fonseca's '.ubi- net. INFLUENZA is spreading rapidly throughout Franco and Germany. The death rate at Hamburg is H80 above the weekly average. A SMALL steamer, engaged in the coasting trade, was sunk in tho Mercy Saturday by a collision, and the entire crew drowned. WILLIAM L. JACKSON, tbe newly appointed chief secretary for Ireland, has been re-elected as member of parliament for North Leeds, without opposition. Tiuc Brazilian insurgents disbanded im mediately upon learning that Fonsoca had resigned. _ THE Grand Ducal theater at Oldenburg, capital of the Grand Duohy of Oldenburg. Germany, was destroyed by firo Tuesday night. A TRAIN on tho Orelgraiso line in Russia wus derailed on a bridge und four jirs were hurled into tho river below, killing twenty-three persons. FRANCISCO C. CONCHA, ono of the Dal maceda'B minister of justice, wus shot Monday by government pickets in Cordil- leraB PUBS while he wus endeavoring to escnpo into the Argentine Republic , M. DE LA II AYE, the political economist is authority for tho statemont that 100,000 operatives in Paris will bo without work during tho presont winter. AncnouKB HENRY, of Austria, died in Vienna Monday morning from inflammation of the lungs, closely following his niorganatio wile, Uo Buroness llofmaun, whoso deuth occurred Sunday. A MYSTERIOUS explosion occurred in the market at Blackburn, Eng., a placo thirty miles from Manohesler, Monday morning, by which three buildings were completely demolished. It is feared thut at least twenty personB were killed. THE election for member of the reich- stag at Halle has resulted iu a victory for Herr Hart men, the socialist, who defeated prominent member of the national liberal party, the lattor having the support also of the government ana con servative purty. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Tho Kjplonitlon of This Si 'il liy tha l £u» HIUII Government il Success. The expedition which tho Russian gov' eminent fitted oui. early in the summer to explore tho Black sea WUB very successful in its labors. It has achieved results UIIK BLACK BKA. auditing of aceounts of business corporations und whoso criticism of the methods of examination emplojed in tbe case of the Keystone liauk, of Philadelphia, was given a few days ago. In reply to a reporter's request for somo suggestions as to the means to bo employed to secure examinations which should reveal the true condition of banks he said This subject has engaged my attention for some years past, and 1 think 1 know; about tho difficulties of ilie work and the most practical wuyH of man aging it. But before tho remedy is ap' plied we must know something of the disease, so let mo tell you something of what bunk examiners huvo to contend with. So fur us I can see there is not anions business men that clear perception of tho reasons for the failure of the system which is a neces.-ary preliminary to the formulation and adoption of a better one, Neither does thero seem to be any clear understanding of what is really involved in u bunk examination. 1 have held for some years, and still hold, that the methods of examination now practiced ure really useless, and that thoro is only one method which is at onco practical and efficient. EVIDENCES OF UBELEBSNESB. "In speaking of bunk examinations 1 would include not only thoso by the regu- which may be of tho greatest importance larly appointed national bank examiners to the nautical and geological science, but by tho examiners for the courts nnd The whole expedition was divided into by committees of directors. I say udvised three diBtinct departments, the meteorlog- ly thut they are ull failures and that thoy io and physical, the chemical and tho nre BO necessarily. That tbey are melons biological. Tho firBt was to mako obBer-1 Philadelphia ale>no affords umplo evidence, vations on the changes in the air, in so The national bank examiner did not pre- far HB they affected tho eurface of the vent tho downfall of the Keystone and Black sea, in relation to the quality of the Spring Garden Banks or the serious de- waters in various parts. Tho chemical faleation in the Manufactures' National department was to examine tho conBtitu- Bank. The court examiners did not pro ent elements of the waterB, and thn bio- vent, or discover until too late, tho defal logical department WUB to investigate tne cations in the Provident Life or Union naturo of tho living beings in tho various Trust. S iuts of the sea. All such observations ... ,, ,, i- ave been made at the meteorological "The directors in all theso corporations stations on the dry land. Tho object of gaveno hint that thero was any di-hon- tho expedition was to make thorn on board ? s ty notwithstanding it WUB rum nan , and of the vessel at tho spot which appeared thu ° ™ Q * Aof th . B Columbian bank and the most interesting to tbe scientists, so the Bunk of America, npt a Bign of the that timo and distance should as little as »«wnal rottenness was found uy the di possible affect tho objects of examination. recto "- or lf found, was concealed. 1 only The full report of the work of the cxpedi- cases which have become pub he. tion was submitted to tho Imperial Geo- but almost numlierless cases could bo cilod graphical Society of St Petersburg, und of matters seriously affecting corporations will be published Bonn after it is read and which go on undetected for years', und approved by the society. when found, oftej by mere iccidout, are From the preliminary reports of the quietly written oft. heade of the expedition it appears that of . 1 t ( llnk 1 neell1 " ot , ftdd " c0 . F' u « oy great importance to geologV will be the dencoin support , of the position l take diecovery made as to tho constituent ele- tun ' l i nnK cummers do not examine, menta of tho water of the Black Bea. It m '} wl 1 P u , 1 the <l™^ 0 " »». f °™> was found that from the depth of 100 -'can bunk cxaminBrBexaminer' lo th.s Bathens (about 185 fathoms) to iho bottom 1 emphatically say no. Now, in order to of tho eoa the watoiu in all parts aro P"' 1 ! 16 Matter clearly, I will take up sep Btrongly saturated with hydro -Sulphurlc uretely thodifferentolasioi.of exaininorB acid, and that consequently no animal life « nl1 endeavor to show why, iu my opinion, canexiBt ut thnt depth. This dierovery thoy cannot examine, disproves the hitherto accopted hypothesis wnv BXAMINEKS FAIL that the Black sea was originally a sweet „ Aa t (h Uonal ^ onw . lMHi water lake and that it their drflcienoiei , can , p8rhupii beBt be bo the Thoy according to tho investigations of "the ex- 1 ^ he"posw «iu"rfae nothing but examine banks and is therefore so out of the commercial world that he can know nothing of tho status of the borrowers. The lodger account is nothing but a mass of Sgures showing a balance agreeing with n total of a memorandum list of notes, but this memorandum list may have iu it notes which were received subsequent to the time up to which he examined or bo notes (as in the Keystone case) which have never beeu entered." A POINT FROM TnE KKV8TONK BANK. "Beside this tho Keystone affords plain evidence of t.li3 case with which notes received by the bank for discount cm, under the present system, be kept out of tbe books of record. Again, tlio di-pcisitors' books cannot be criticised by such un examiner. The Keystono bank shows how the depositors accounts can be li.uiipuluted and I pity unhesitatingly that tho national bank examiners'cannot detect Buch manipulation. He has no timo to compare tho depositors' bonks with the ledger, and unless that is done tho examiner is entirely at, tho mercy of the bank officials. "CollectionB form a v.'ry impoitunt part of thn bmiucss of u national bank. Yet the original entry of the account for tho collertion is purely a memorandum, und the def.diMtions from this account which hare been made public show how easy it is to i-teal from this, and no examiner can, under the present sjstflm, be Mire of the correctness of this record." NON PROFESSIONALS WON'T DO. As to (be examinations by bauk direct- ore and court examiners, Mr. Warrington iid: Such examinations cannot bo depended ion for similar reasons, but beside these there are others which do not seem to bo generally appreciated. Noue of these ex- miners are proles^ional accountants, although 1 believo the eximiners for the couris have the power lo Mind for a professional accountant. Not being profei- ion lis, it. is almost beyond the range of possibilities that they would discover any fraud unless it was very patent. These examinations are generally periodical and preceded by notice to thn officials. Even here there is no reason Io tuspect fraud and where the accounts actually aro correct, such examinations pr.ictie illy amount to an acceptance of the statements made by the officials. Such culminations aro raiely made to a date later than two weeks urioi to tho actual examination, and it needs very little iicuu en to see what u splendie' uhuncu for manipuluti'iii 1 lie officers have and how benutilnlly they can hoodwink the examiners. Bank history furnishes only too many instances eif this being "ono. 1 huvo seen mortgages deposited SIB collateral without any as-tiguuient to the borrower. 1 have **en deeds flagrantly imperfect put in in collateral. 1 have seen security bonds drawn wncre two persons became security where the words, we jointly and severally.' were omitted. I have seen insurance policies filed which neither contained tho distance of tho lot from a given point nor tho number of the houisc. I have seen the note describe ono kini of collateral actually deposited to be different. Once I recollect seeing about ?50,000 worth of securities entered by way of memorandum and not a scratch of a pen to show that thoso which were entered were ull which should havo been entered. Timo would fail mo to recount all the errors of omission and commission which in an experience of thirty years have passed under my notice. But in all the cases mentioned committees of directors, and in some eases court examiners, hi, failed to notice tho irreguluritios."—Phil- dolphin rimes A Talk With lurmiri. Exchange. During a recent walk in the couatry il occurred to us to stop ut every farmhouse where we saw a flack of fowls and uak two questions i One was as to the coit of keeping one hen one year; the other was as to how many eggs the hen would produce in that time. It is perhaps needless to say that we did not get a satisfactory answer to either question. It was probably not too broad an assertion to say that not one farmer in 1 ,000 knew how much it cost him to keep his entire flock oi poultry, much less the expense of a single fowl. A slight percentage keep a record of the eggs, but not of ten luffioiently definite loshow the average yield of each hen. Conducting the business in this fashion, they have, of course, no very clear idea whether it is profitable or not. The average estimate of the cost of keeping a full grown hen is 91 per year for tho groin feed, no estimate being made of the value of pasture, scraps, expense of housing ana labor of oaring for them. At this estimate it would require at least 10 doxen egg«'at an average price of 16 cents per dona, to give any satisfactory profit from anoidln- nry flock;. ?»•» flocks Uo not average such a production a* this, and, where grain is given without, mauling or be. ^"SSWMfor M W ^WMtMcost U water lake ami that it becamosalt-wateroa their defioiomcie*- can, perhups, best und impregnated with hyuro-eulphuric Bhowu by Btal i n g WL ut ought to bo acid since tho Bosphorus began flowing q, m |,(i ca ti 0 ns for such a position. T into it. fho waters of too BoBphorus, ^ hou | d ue {im M al w ith the com men experience as accountants, and therefore petition, could not affect the seu to such "rh ^K SJ*^ J*.*. )» capable of detecting manipulation. Thoy ihni \t JJlJXf l T b ° ? t should be perfectly conversant with the XEL"™i b»Tri nl £'A^f.o 6 J e T"! general run of the business of each bank place* are between the coasts of Asia ^ined. T h 0 y should have some knowl- Minor and the Crimen. In ono place tbe ",,„, "i(,,«, explorers have found a aept/of 1,240 ^^bn^ir^ the qualifications stations. Samples of tbe water at various '(i, f„ii ft „ in^leallv- That ™, tA^/dfA ! ffim'of 'Jh!! ^^ ^^'.tttorily'fiV "he posi as samples of the soi a the bottom of tho ti tbut elaminer Blicn /i a llavo moru sen, audichlhyologicul specimens were bank's to examine than he can persomUly handle; and in my opinion no uxuminor should exclusively oxamine banks. It needs very little argument to show NO MOltls CONTRACTS KOIl DAD. FIIIE at Bello Plaine, Iowa, Sunday, did MO.OOO damage. NIKE business Hocks were burned at Middlobury, Vt., Sunday night. Two Bcows were lost on Lako Miohigan, and eighteen men ore thought to have perished. AT Ft. Robinson, Neb., Private Turner, of the 8th infantry, was frozen to death. He lost his way while intoxicated. Finn at Minneapolis, Monday nigbt, destroyed the North Star boot and shoe store. Loss, 1350,000; fully insured. THE greater portion of the village of Tracy, Minn., was burned Sunday night, causing a loss of $300,000. Six business hlooVs in the village ol Winnebago, III., were destroyed by fire Sunday. CLINTON JAMBS , of Colfax, Iowa, was found dead in his bed at a Joliet hotel Tuesday morning. It is supposed that be blew out tbe gas on retiring, Two men named'Miller and Allen were drowned in Horse lako, Col., by tbe upsetting of an old boat in which they were duck, hunting. The remains have not been recovered, NICHOLAS IJLLBNS , of Houston county, Minnesota,, was^ killed Monday by falling and driving the 8tem of .bis pipe into -%fnmjmm':lhin buried under fall luring oompwy'8:hMl%?Cincinnati wfth slight IniplMp C, , , Mugltt Ikf MpuJay morning IntheNprih- pro. wSTeiBVywdjit 'CWfjW ^Tue. int«r|tr brought to St. Petersburg "and submitted to the Bocicty.— N. Y. Bun. Queeu Vlotorlu'a Family, Thero seems to be no fear of the royal family Buffering extinction—ut least not for somo time, The princo who was added to the royal house recently makes tbe fortieth grandchild of Her Majesty. Tho names of the grand childred, most of whom ure alive, ur<* as follows: Princess Royal—The Emperor Willirm, Princess Charlotte, Prince Albert William Henry, Prince Sigimund, Princess Yiotoria, Prince Wuldeuiar, Princess Frederika, Princess Sophia and Princess Margaret, Prl nee of Wales—Prince Albert Viotor, Prince George, Princess Louise Yiotoria, Princess Victoria and Princess Maud. Princess Alice—Princess Victoria, Prins« Elizabeth, Princess Irene, Prince Ernest, Prince Frederick, Princess Alix and Princess Mary. Duke of Ed in burg—-Prince Alfred, Prim oess Mf.rie, Princess Viotoria, Princess Alexander and Princess Beatrice, Princess Christian—Prince Christian, Prince Albert John. Princess Victoria,' Princess Louuo Augusta, and Prince Harold. Duke of Connaught — Princess Margaret, Prince Arthur and Princess ViO' foria. DuVe of Albany—Princess Alice Mary and Prince Loopold. Princess Beatrice—Prince Albert Alex- fl,nder.,Prince Leopold Arthur, Princess Victoria and Prince— T. . Her Majesty bos several great-grand children, and as she is still bale and hearty at 71; we hope the. may live to see a generation pf groat-great-grandchildren.— CIVSAH dUpifch says Un can of that a man with political influence, or even a good bookkeeper, will not make un efficient bank examiner. EXAMINER'S ASSISTANTS OP NO USE. Pftil.Maliflawtte, PlaH'num and silver can each be drawn - 1 - w)re many) Umea flat* than human r -' - L -*n drawn into jM'JfllWW " ™ n (owner has touted togtitar inte-' hair, It needs years of practice and experience to detect fraud quickly, und tbe experience must not only have been long but wide. But if for argument take such a man be had, can he under tbe present ays- tern examine in a proper manner? I think be caqnot for several reasons. In examining a bank, or in fact, any business, many points which require the nicest judgment must come up, and if an Rttistaiit of little experience be employed he will probably overlook, tbem, or may even mislead his principal: therefore J claim that an examiner should only examine as many as he can personally handle. "The national bank examiner has BO many banks to examine that he cannot do his work efficiently. This overloading of the examiner, leads to another difficulty. In order to economise bis time and get through bis work ho is compelled to have pretty regular time for visiting each bink, and when he does make a visit must finish the examination without Interruption. Consequently bank officials have a shrewd idea when to expect tbe txatniner. which dishonest fail not to take advantage of, Bonk book-keeploB is generuly managed on a system which does not readily lead ItoeU to examination without notice,. "That kind of examination, which con' siits in cheeking entries, footing «p columns and trusting to a trial balanced far from being an ideal one and yet with the system in vogue little more can bo done by ; an examiner, He U at all timttj liable to be deceived by false • jeouiUles, ,«nb8W' ttonof wcurltjee. or clever manlpv' " He ha* not the lime -)t an exhaustive ex< iminaticn ^ ai.» pedod^l vaxgntin^^on Tom WHS nn fliiwtl to HOB That the Old Man Wusu't Tukmi In. A Wall street man who WUB returning from Buffalo three or four days ago wandered through tho train until he camo across n farmer, and then sat down beside hi ai and said: There seems lo bo every promise of a bountiful crop this fall." "Yaiis," dryly replied the farmor. "Wheat hiui been harvested in good shap? I seo." Vuas," was tho reply, as the farmer sir/s-l him up out of the corner of his eye. "I never saw a better crop o£ corn and oats are magnificent." Tho farmer didn't reply to this, but looked uneasy. If. is also a good fruit year," continued the Wall street man, "and when fruit i? plenty money is plenty." "yiuis." Take it all in nil the farmer has littlo to complain of, Vou ure a farmer I sup- posoV" Tho agriculturist stood up und looked around tho car as if iu seurcli of BOUIS one. "What's your uvurago yield of wheatV" queried tho Wall street man, as the other sat down. "Yaas, wheat's purty fair, "was tbe absent reply. "What do you figure on for. potatoes this fall?" The old man stood up and beckoned vigorously to a strapping young man at the fur end of the car. The latter at once came forward, uud as he reached the Beat the old man said: "Torn, 'tain't tha same fellor, but he's beginuin' jest as tho t'olhor one did." , What'H up—what'B the matter?" asked the New Yorker as Tom began to push up his fleeves. The matter is that you git whar you belong, or I'll break you in two," replied Tom, "Two weoks ngo a feller who looks about as you do got hold of the old man and begun to talk crops and tha first thins, we knew dud had ugned n contract fur four hundred feet of lightenln'-rpd, six patent gates and washing machines, and on the top of that cum a thousand feet of wire clothes line and a patent hayfork. You jost obscondurute or there 11 be a fuss." The Wall street man returned to tbe parlor car and le :t tho orops of the countryman to be eaton up by grasshoppers.-N. Y. World. do^js Th* Af • «f Mauls. This Is II undoubtedly. New MM* I* Iks Dtitoiyof theme* did tho calUvsUoaol muds itttht SDcb aolrerisl stteoUoa sad sneoatsg*. awnt. Even the gentler HI prtctlctt sniy branch of calisthenics sOected by the IrooMrtt gendsr, ThU 0! coatie is well, far «xwcl*e Is M •lieutlsl ot health. Out to Ihe tesblt, the servou and tb* dyspeptic, noitetier'a Btoauch Bitters •Soros • (Uftriotr ot prime! vigor noon whioh s euperetraclnre of mu»cuiorHjr mer sdreatu*- ouely be bulls. Now geatul and speedy ol tonics, it Is also the moit thorough of rectifying errort ot dl ( " tlou, aniT promoting a . T», entirely ellon and blllov* secrs- ealtliy habit of body. II • "—' —* Mile parts a hearty relish tor food sod BSODUlU, • Ouvoanut Hponge VudUlBsj. Heat three eupfuls of rich milk to boiling, stir Into it two owfuls of stale sponge cake orumbi, boal this to a ioffc " batter, let it beoomo nearly cold, add the beulenyolks of two egg* 8ud4be whites, of four, c -ne«bnlf u cupful of sugar, flavoring ' to suit taste, one cupful of coMftnut, and' • last one gloss of wb ,ito wlnej hake In a ' battered pudding dUh until It js fjrm in tbe.oenke and ft deUoate bwymi'saj^ai.'' with whipped e^rem wo, »ow«Vu*d. itifw.'

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