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3lu|Mh-ithgri>ir.r. •TUT BATOEDAT «. BUBDIOK. TBUttt •1.00 hr T(»r, Strictly T»i JM Aimtitbi U.iium to rrach th$ ftmr north-Hutem countitt Offles •MIB.WM Oem«r Uwl.f tad Tlldon si W. N. BtnuncK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL OUIDR. TH»M»: $1.80, IrpAiD IN ADTANNCK. XIX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1891. NUMBER 40. flu §MfrilJ*glwiw. OHILDUKN OF TUti KING. Or. Tolmaero TOUB of tho Christian'* Royal Heritage. Xa«h l« H Child by Adoption of the R07SI limine of dona* trim Unfettered Illghtu In the llearcn- l.r Klmrdom. "Boynl Tllood" was the subject of a rseent sermon by Rev. T. DeWItt Tal- msge In Hie liroolclrn tnbcrnncle, and the text: Kaeh 0110 msomWod tho chlldron of a Una.— »nar» vtll., 18. Zcboli nml Znlmunn liad boen off to battle, and when they cnine bnclc they were asked what kind of people thoy Bad aeon, They answered tluit tlio people had n royal appearance.: "each ono resembled the children of a king-." I atand to-day before many who have thU appearance. Indeed, they aro the •one and daughters of tho Lord Almighty. Though imw in e.xllc, thoy •ball yet come to their thrones. There are family names that stand for wealth, or patriotism, or Intelligence. The name of Washington means patriotism, although sumo of the blood of that race has becomo very thin in the last generator 'J he family of the Mcdlcl Btood III the representative of loiters. The family of the Rothschilds is significant of wealth, the loss of forty million dollars in IMS putttlng them to no inconvenience; and within a few years they have loaned Russia twelve million dollars, Naples twenty-lire million dollars, Austria forty million dollars, and England, two hundred million dollars, and the stroke of their pen on the counting room desk shakes everything from the Irish sea to the Danube. They open their hand and there Is war; they •hut It, and there is peace. The bouse of Hnpsburg in Austria, the house of Stuart in Knglnud, the house, of Dour- bon in Prance, were families of Imperial authority. But I come to preach of a family more potential, more rich, and more extensive—the Royal house of Jesus, of whom tho whole family in Heaven and on earth is named. We are blood relations by the relationship of tho cross; all of us are the children of the King. First I spenk of our family name. When we see a descendant of some one greatly celebrated in the last century, we look at him with profound interest To have had conquerors, kings or princes In the ancestral line give luster to the family name. In our line was a King and a Conqueror. Tho star in tho east with baton of light woke up the S ternal orchestra that made music at lis birth. From thence lie started forth to conquer all nations, not by trampling them down, but by lifting them up. St. .loli 11 saw Him on a white horse. When He returns He will not bring the nations chained to His wheel, or In Iron cages, but 1 hjnr tho stroke of the hoofs of the snow-white caval- cado that bring them to tho gates in triumph. Our family name takes luster from the stars that heralded Him, and the •pear that pierced Him, and tho crown that was given Him. It gathers fragrance from the frankincense that was brought to His cradle, and the lilies that flung their sweotness into His sermons, and tho box of alabaster that broke nt His feet. Tho Comforter at Bethany. The Itesurrector at Nain. The supernatural Oonlls nt Rethsaida. The Sav'.ourof one world, and the Chief Joy of another. Tho storm His frown. The sunlight Ills smile.' The spring morning Ills breath. Tho earthquake the stamp of His foot The thunder the whisper of Ills voice. The ocean a drop on the tip of Ilia finger. Heaven a sparkle on tho bosom of His love. Eternity the twinkling of His eye. The universe the flying dust of His oharlot wheels. Able to heal a heart-break, of hush a tempest, or drown a word, or flood Immensity with Uls glory. What other family name could ever boast aueh an Illustrious personage? Henceforth, swing out the coat of arms! Great families wear their aoat of arms on the dress, or on the door of the coach, or on tho helmet when they go out to battle, or on the flags and ensigns. Tho heraldic sign is sometimes, a lion, or a dragon, or an eagle. Our •oat of arms, worn right over the heart, hereafter shall bo a cross, a lamb atand* tag under it and a dove (lying over it Grandest of all escutcheons! Moat significant of all family "coatof arms." In every bnltlo I must have it blazing on my flag—the dove, the croaa, the Iamb; and when 1 fall, wrap me In that & ood old .Christian flag, so that tbo -fam- y coat of arms shall be right over my breast that all the world may see that I looked to tho Dovo of the Spirit, and olung.tb the Cross, .and depended upon the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the. world. Ashamed of Josus—that dear Mead, On whom ray hopes of Ufa depend) Nol whou I b]U9h no this my shinis That I no more revere His name. Next 1 speak of .the family sorrows, If trouble come to ope member of ths family, all feel it It is the oustom, after tho body is lowered into^ifc* grave, for all the relatives to come to the verge of the grave and look down Into it First thqse • nearest ths da- parted oome, then those next'of kin, until thoy have all looked Into ths grave; Mo, when trouble'* and grief go down through the heart of'one member of the family, they go down through them all. The sadness of one is the sadness of all. A company of persons join hands around an electrle battaryf the two' persons at the end of the Una touoh the battery, and all the oirols feels the shock. Thus, by reason of ths filial, maternal and paternal relations of life, we stand so oloso together that when trouble sets Its battory air foal the thrill of distress. In the grant Christian family the sorrow of one ought to bo tho sorrow of all. Is ons persecuted? AH are persecuted, Post one suffer loss? We oil suffer loss. Is ons bereaved?. We are all bereaved. TUolr streaming eyob together Sow For human gain sod mortal woe. If vou rejoice at another 's u »^V'._. you in', mil ono of the sheep, DM ons i.rihe vviit,.; iiinl thu'vnltura of, Ma "liiilii all,' it-ii on your soul, and not tbe . (I . •' 0 K| ll 'it. .••'• '• • . Next, I notice the family property. After a twin ot> largo estate dies the relatives assemble to hour the will read,„l}Q much of, the property, is willed 'tl«s> r Our Lord, Jesus hath died, and w«isre'rUsemblM tMay to hear the' wttlronO; " > - will read, ; llo sayii,, «>My, noum I girt * -1 Jwfo MihPa 'Iteas*,<$fi apoatjje H, Dwlp^K 1 cants not eta-Klln* nvlines, u f»l ndvcitlsrmrnn at ••-«• rates Artiirtw nui> Mi*l imld ordered out mr "liarSS for .0? oor -llnuly. All bill* iMrahl • qua«-j»"lr lies there are old pictures hanging on the wall. They are called the "heirlooms" of thi! estate. They are very old, and have come down from generation to generation. Ko I look upon all the bounties of the natural world as tlv heirlooms of our royal family. Th morning breaks from the oast Tin mists travel up hill,above hill,mountain above mountain, until sky-lost Tho forests are full of chirp, a. id buzz, and Bong. Tree's leaf nnd bird's wing flutter witli gladness. Honey makers in the log, and beak against the bark, and squirrels chntteringon tho rail, and the call of the hawk out of a clear sky, mako you feel glad. Tho sun, which kindles conflagrations among the catties of cloud, nnd sots minaret and dome aflame, stoops to paint the lily white, nnd the buttercup yellow, and the foi^get-me-not bluo. What can resist tho sun? Light for tho voyager over the deep! Light for tho shepherd guarding tho flocks afield I Light for the poor who havo no lamps to burnt Light for tho downcast and tho lowly! Light for aching oyes, and burning brain and wasted captlvol Light for the smooth brow of childhood, and for the dim vision of the octogonarlunl Light for queen's coronet, nnd for sewing girl's needle! Lot there bo light! Whoso morning is this? My morning. Your morning. Our Father gave us the picture and hung it on the sky In loops of fire. It Is the heirloom of our family. And so the night. It is the full moon. The mists from shoro to shore gleam like shattered mirrors; and the ocean, under hor glance, comes up with groat tides, panting upon the beach; mingling as It wore, loam nnd fire. The poor man blesses (Sort for throwing such a cheap light through tho broken window pane Into his cabin, and to the sick It seems a light from the oilier shore which bounds tliis gront deep human pain and woe. if the sun seem like a song full and poured from brazen instruments that All Heaven and earth with great harmonics, tho moon is plaintivo and mild, standing beneath tho throne of God, sending up her soft, sweet volco of praise, while tho stars listen, and the sea. No mother ever more sweetly guarded the sick crndlo than all night long this pale watcher of tho sky bendB over tho weary' heart-sick, slumbering earth. Whose is the black-framed, black-tasw.led picture of tho night? It Is the heirloom of our family. Ours, tho grandeur of spring, tho crystals of tho snow, the coral of tho beach, tho odors of the garden, the harmonies of the air. You can not see a large estate in one morning. You must take several walks around It. The family property of this Royal House of Jesus is so great that we must take several walks to get any idea of its extent. All these valleys, tho harvests that wave in them, and the cattle that pasture them—all these mountains, and the precious thingshld- den beneath them, and' the crown of glacier they cast at tho feet of the Alpine hurricane—all these lakes, these Islands, these continents, are ours. • In the second walk, go among the street lamps of Heaven, and see stretching off on every side u wilderness of worlds. For us they shine. For us they sang at a Saviour's nativity. For us they will wheel into line, and with their flaming torches add to splendor of our triumph on tho day for which all other days were made. In tho third walk, go around the Eternal eity. As we como near it, hark to- the rush of Its chariots and the wedding-peal of Its .great towers. The bell of Heaven has struck twelve. It is high noon. We look off upon the chaplets which never fade, the' eyes that never weep, the temples that never close, the loved onea that never part, the procession that never halts, the trees that never wither, the walls that never can be captured, the sun that-never, sefcijy until we can no longer gaze, and we hide our eyes and exalatm: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered Into ,the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Html" As those tides of glory rise, we have to retreat, and hold fast lest we be swept off and drowned in the ' emotions of' gladness, and thanksgiving and triumph. What think you of the family property? It is considered an>hohor to marry Into a family where there Is great wealth. Tho Lord, the bridegroom of earth and Heaven, offers you His heart and His hand, saying, in the words of the Canticles: "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away;" and once having put on thy hand the signet-ring ef His love, you will be endowed with ail the . wealth of earth, and all the honors of Heaven. Almost every family looks baok to a.' homestead—some country-place where you grew up. You sat on the door-sill You heard tho footstep of tho rain on the garret-roof. You swung on the gate. You ransacked the barn. Yon waded into the brook. You' threshed the orchard for apples', and the neigh* boring wood for nuts; and everything around the old homestead is of Interest toyOrf. I tell you of the old home* stead of eternity. In my Father's house are many mansions. When we talk of mansions, we think of Chalsworth, and Its park, nine, miles In circumference, and its conservatory; that astonishes the world; Its galleries of avt, U>»ieon- taln the triumphs of Chan trey,. Cahova and Thorwftldsonj ef tho kings and queens who had walked, its stately halls, or, flying over the heather, have hunted-the grouse.- Dnlall the dwelling-places of dukes, and princes, sneV queens are as nothing to the family mansion that is already awaiting our arrival. The hand of tho Lord Jesus lifted the pillars and swung the doors, and planted the parks. Augels were there, nnd tho good of all ages, The poorest mau in that house is a million* aire, and the . lowliest a king, and the tamest word he speaks 1B an- anthem, and the shortest life an eternity. It took a Paxton to build for Chatsworth a covering for the wonderful flower, Vlotora Uegia, Ave feet in diameter. Rut the lily of the valley shall need no shelter from the blaBt, and in the open gardens of God shall put forth Its full bloom, and all Heaven shall come to look at It,and. its aroma' shall be as though'tho ohorublm had swung before,. the, throne a thousand oanaers, I have not seen it yet I am In a foreign land. But my Father is -watting -ormVtocome home. Ihavn brothers ud sisters there. In thelllble r have <«til^!4W'-!Mw--tyMty- ««*'WlifA ii ne place uV <ft "ift^Jf n°* tnu«h to I'-iav.' whattjojf..4*iiwiv^o^ or. -%vhe,»|R?n6^^Wil^toiii!fte or Ipyes; ff° JWlW-*. «r tor Mft, family im.tisiun. It 1-, not a trail inure, built in a tnoulh, soon to crumble, hut an old mansion winch is as linn as the dav It was built lis walls arc grown with the Ivy of many ages, and the urnB at the gateway are abloom with tho century plants of eternity. The queen of Sheba hath walked its halls, and Esther, and Marie Antoinette, and Lady Huntingdon, and Cecil, and Jeremy Taylor, and riainuel Rutherford, and John Milton, and the widow who gave two mites, anil the poor men from the hospital—these last two perhaps outshining till the kings and queens of eternity. A family mansion means rounion. Soino of your families aro very much scattered Trie children married, and went off to St. Louis or Chicago, or Charleston; but perhaps once a year you como together at the old place. How you wake up the old piano that has been silent for years! (Father and mother do not piny on it.) How you bring out the old relics, and rummugo the garret, and open old scrap-books, and shout, and l.'ini_'h, and cry, and talk over old times, and, though you maybe forty-live years of ago, act as though you were sixteen! Yet soon it Is good- by at the car witnk w, and good-by at tho steamboat wharf. Rut how will we act lit the reunion in the old family mansion of Heaven? It IB a good while since you parted at the door of tho grave. There will be Grace, and Mary, and Martha, and Charlie, and Lizzie, and all the darlings of your household —not pule, and sick, and gasping for breath, ns when you saw them last, but thoir eye bright with this lustre of Heaven, and their cheek roseate with the flush of celestial summer. What clasping ot hands! What em- bracings! What coming together of lip to Hps What tears of joy! Yon say: "I thought there were 110 tears iu Heaven." There must bo, for the lliblesnys that "God shall wipe them away," and If" there were no tears thcro how could 0 wipe them away? They can not bo tears of grief or teara of disappointment They must be tears of gladness. Christ will come and Bay: "What! child of Heaven, is it too much for thee? Dost thou break down under the gladness of this reunion? Then 1 will help theo." And, with His one arm around us and tho other arm arouud our loved one, He shall hold us up in tho eternal jubilee. While I speak somo of you. with broken hearts, can hardly hold your peace. You feel as if vou would speak out and say: () blessed dnyl speed on. Toward thee I press witli blistered foet over tho desert way. My eyes fall for their weeping. I faint from listening for feet that will not come, and tho sound of voices that will not speak. Speed 011, O day of reunion! And then, Lord Josus, bo not angry with me if after I have jnstoneo kissed Thy blessed feet I turn around to gather up the long-lost treasures of my heart Oh! be not ungry with me. One look at Theo were Heaven, lint all those reunions are Heaven encircling Heaven, Heaven overtopping Heaven, Heaven commingling with Heaven!" 1 was ut Mount Vernon, and went Into the dining room in which our first president entertained the prominent men of this and other lands. It was a very interesting 'spot Rut ohl the banqueting hall of tho family mansion of which I speakt Spread the table, spread it wldo; for a great multitude are to sit at It From the tree by the river gather the twelve manner of fruits for that table. Take the clusters from the heavenly vineyards, and press them into the goldon tankards for that table. On baskots carry In the bread of which. If man eat, he shall never hunger. Take all tho shot-torn flags of earthly conquest, and entwine them among tho arches. Let David come with his harp, and Gabriel with his trumpet, and Miriam with tho timbrel; for the prodigals are at home, and the captives aro f roe, and the Father hath Invited the mighty of Heaven and the redeemed of earth to come and dinel DOUSE COMMITTEES. The Wuehlogton Star Indulges In a Few Predictions. WASHINGTON, Dec, 14.—The Star Bays: It is not true that it has been definitely settled that Springer will be at the head of the committee on ways and means, but it is entirely probable that he will be chosen for that position, being the most prominent of northern democrats, from whom the chairman will probably be selected. It • is probable that Mills, MoMillin and WiWn (W. Va.) will be appointed on the committee, together with one man from New England, one from New York, one from Ohio, one from the south and one from the far west. The committee will probiily be increased to fifteen. It is procticallr settled that Hoi- mun will go to the head of the committee an appropriations. QHAVK8 CASE Further 1 'roof of Death From Poisoning are Given. DKNVEII, Deo. II.—In the Graves trial today the examination of Dr. Headone in regard tifursenioitl poisoning,' the analysis made, etc*, was continued at much length, Dr.- A. N. Holmes testified to his having been called in to treat Mrs. B-uuabtiy and Mrs. Worrell. Both Indies were suffering from irritant poisoning. Dr. Bonesteele, the physician who was in attendance upon Mrs. fiiunuby. whenv-she .died, testified in most onipnatlo terms' that sue died of arsenical poisoning. The- defense asked why he gave kiB certifjoate that, death wan cuuaod by congestion of; .tie lungs. He replied that congestion of the. lungs was the immediate cause >o( 'death and that it was the result of poison, which would have caused , death had not.the congestion set in. Before his examination was concluded court adjourned until tomorro*. •:. * • Ike Telee eihsi resale ' BewhW BtWei BBSBM •DiO -tbfoagh t»« bsllot- box. Ts)tiai*>sMltsV«>t>^ to tpttk In, elartea teatf. Bat tawr* art otter means kgr irklsh He sespls veice tbalr seatl- awrti. In iissiths ef sellUst, eeaetrslaf nut- l*n ot vital taserUao*. •aegaMfa) er ensuo- csstfol srs thee* •epalsr sdswolUom ss totr art heard dlsUnetly or tolatly. But hMlth, th* grand iUitdsistaro, appeals to at all. Ths svsna* i» only cleared, wasa the ebstMlM wales b»r IU complete recovery ars swept asW*. BostsUsr's Btomsoh Btutrs ass for newly, a taira of s otn ''And you will hare me, my dear?" •aid the young dry goods clerk, tenderly ~y$m nestled in bis arms on the piawaa, :!.t ^ ,, ..ib»<whl«pwed. / D" said he,lns, r e,d by th.a|arc«ol )W We tone, ' Many wtsifr iuoh M v gol,7iUr« and platinum,.erenow e»U »»dW plaUIUf In wmt/C j t$ sk^rlo curr^t ' ' THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL. NOTES. THE Fort Worth (Texas) Iron Works failed Tuesday for $100,000. Li. onippK is raging in nearly every northern city from the Atlantic to the Pacific. ON Sunday, Prof. George 0. Smith, for twonty-five years president of the Drew seminary, died at Carmel, N. Y. D. C. NEWKM. & SONS, dealers in lutn bt-rat New York, assigned Wednesday to Valentine Marsh without preferences. CIIAIII.ES B. EVAHTB, son of ex-Senator EvortH, was found dead in bed at Windsor, Vt., Thursday morning. 1 HBIIE is said to bo less than a week's supply in the hands of coal dealers in Minnesota, the Dakotos, Iowa.Illinois, Kan Has and Nebraska. Gov. MKIIIUAH has issuer! a circular asking the people of Minnesota for donations of breadstuff* for tho starving peasantry of Hus<iia. PKESIDBNT HARBISON has offered Senator Smire, of Washington state trie pest of minister to China, and the Chinosc want him to accept. JOHN A. LOOAN, Jn., son of our late general, is nt YonnRStown, Ohio, critical* ly ill with an abscess at tho base of the brain. THE search for tti6 missing Mexican vessel Tahaiti has been abandoned. She had on board a crow of sixteen men and 200 laborers. A TKi.EOitAit announces the death, at Tahlequuh, Ind. Ter., of Ohicf Mayers, of tho Cuerokee nation, Monday morning. The assistant chief is said to bo dangerously ill. Miss JUMA A. AMES, editor of The Union Signal, of Chicago, official organ of the Woman's Christian Union, died Saturday morning at Boston, after a short illness. THE Chilian minister had an audience with Secretary Blaine Wednesday, at which the matter of indemnity for the killing of the Baltimore's sailors was furlhc liscnssed. SRCKKTAUY PIIOCTEK attended tho meeting of the cabinet Friday for the last time and took official leave of his usiociates. He severed his connection with the war de- ourtment Saturday aflernoon. AN p .ttachmoiii. for 116,000 has been in- sued against the property .if the. Colonial •ind Uiiited StatCB Mortgage company of Great Britain, in favor of Bird S. Color, it Now York, on an assigned claim. 1'UK Now York bjnk ftatement for the past week shows an increaso in tho re- <ervo of $1,475,875, mi increaso in deposits Df $2,698,500 and a decrease in circulation of $3,500. The banks hold $15,842,500 in excess of the 25 per cent, rulo. TUB new cruiser New York w .is suc- cojsfuilv launched at Cramp's shipyard in Philadelphia Wednesday, in the prosonce of Secretary Tracy and other distinguished persons, togother with a crowd of over 15,000 people. SECHETAHY JOHN T. DICKINSON, of the national world'B fair commission, says that tho report that ho had resigned that position to accept the general managership of a railroad in Texas and Arkansas is wholly without foundation in fact. FOREIGN. Dn. WELIJJ, president ot Switzerland, has resigned. A O.AI.K Sunday at London caused much damage and the loss of several lives. A LAitaE fire in the warehouse district of St. Petersburg Tuesday night caused heavy losses. Tun Standard bank, at Melbourne, Australia, with a capital of $5,000,000, suspended Friday. THE Prince of PIBBB and Miss Theresa Oilvia Cornwalls West vere married in London Tuesday. 'f WKI/VB Frenchmen were killed during the recent trouble in Brazil, and France demands reparation. A DISPATCH from Bombay says that Mansfield, the parachutist, has been killed by the bursting of his balloon. ADOLF ALDEIIT. a prominent broker of Prussian Silesia, has been declared bankrupt. It is said that he has embezzled 2,000,000 marks. DOM PEDRO'S remains were received with royal honors in Madrid while in route to Lisbon. PiiEsiDENT HIPPOLVTB of Hayti feels •o secure that ho has declared u general amnesty for political offenders. IT is reported that pilgrimages to Rome are being organized from all p*rts of the world on the occasion of the pope's jubilee. VONBULOW, the famous German pianists, is critically ill in Berlin of influenza. He will be 61 years old on Jan. 8. Br the fall of a building in Newport, England, Sunday, two adjacent cottages were oomplotely crushed and ten persons severely injured. Tax English court of appeals has grunted the application of the marquis of Ailsbury for permission to soil Savernake forest for £750,000. IT is reported that a ailing vessel con- taiuiag the taftmbers of liowande's circus wus oaught in a cyclone between the West Indies and South America, and that all on board were lost. TUOMAS B, BRYAN, first vice-president of the board of directors of tha world's Columbian exposition, aud Charles Page Biytn, are at tho Hots! Binda, Paris. IVjt B&"'et consistory is fixed by the pope for lsdcember 14, and the public con- history for tho 17th. The pope s decision to create two cardinals was quite unexpected. Mgr. Sepiacoi is to be one of the new cardinal*. ADVICBB from Yokohama toll of certain >ritish subjects having been seized while poaching in Russian waters. They were neld for trial, but made their escape to the Japanese territory, nnd a request tor thair extradition has been made. TUB chief of the chancellery department of tbe French consulate at San Sebastian shot and killed the French consul, M. Dttpreux de St. Sauveur. He then turned tha weapon against himself and inflioted a wound that proved almost instant death. No reason is given. FIRES AND CASUALTIES, THE lohn Dunlap Bilk mills of Paterson, N. J„ were destroyed by fire Tuesday. Loss, $100,000] partly insured. BY a fire at Louisville twelve or fifteen lives wero lost and a financial loss of 1750,000 sustained. Two men were fatally burned by a gass explosion at WUkesbarre, Pa,, while making a tour of inspection through a nine ^ Tm» a-year-old son of Mrs. John Hies of Oavenport, Iowa, was burned to death Friday, hii clothes catching fire at an TnK sevorrst stoi m ever known in Denver raged Sunday night. Wires of all kinds arc down and traffic is suspended. JOHN PNcnwcii. chief of the Sandusky (Ohio) fire department, was killed by falling through the bntcliwny of the propeller R. E, Schuck, while making an inspection for fire. H. R JACOBS' theater, in Cleveland, O., WBB completely destroyed by fire Wednesday morninu. The loss is $20, 000; insurance 810.00X THE fire nicker house ol Ma»ton & Wells, on Sweet i -trett, Bi -tin, Mass., was blown up Wednesday afterncon. One man is reporled killed and two injured. The explosion WUR heard all over the city. THE John Dnniap Bilk millB were destroyed by fire Friday morning at Patterson, N. J Loss $100,000; insurance partinl. FIVE men were blown to atoms and several building' wrecked by a dynamite explosion in New York. THE greater part of tho business fection and about twonty-five dwellings havo been destroyed by fire at Ardmore, I. T, The IOSSCB will aggregate $100,000, on which thero is an insurance of about $50,000. PATRICK NOIIUIS was killed on the stockyard tracks in Chicago Tuesday morning at Forty-fifth i -treet and Center avenue, by enuine No. 39 of tho Chicago, St. Louis & Kansas City railroad. The body was taken to Mclnterney 'ii morgue at Forty-third street. CRIME AL. HAM., the slayer of 90 men was arrested in Tenncrdoc. WILLIAM KDWAHDS, who robbed the dtore of u .St. Paul jeweler of a iray of diamond rings, is captured. JOHN MII.I.KH, an insane man of Mont Olive, III., killed his wife and I hen himself Saturday. DICK LUNKAY (colored) was shot, to death in Edgefield county, S.mth C.irolina, by a mob for tho murder of James Ouzts, son of the sheriff. FiiKUEHiCK A. HAIITKII, for many years payingteilor of tho IVtroit. (Mich.) Nil tioual hunk, is »hort $10,000 in bis accounts. THE bomb thrower who attempted to kill Russell Sage has been identified as Henry L. Norcross, a Bu.-.Um nMe broker. TIIUEE lads at Luliiirpn, III., have Wn arrented for robbing a store and are now iu jail. Thoy had hi en reading dime novels. THE Kife in tho post officii at Peler.-bnro, Pike county, Ind., was blwwu open witli dynamite Sunday morning, stumps, and special request envelopes amounting to nearly $1,000 weio stolen. The burglars escaped. STRIKERS exploded a dynamiie bomb in the Pratt mine near Brazil, Ind., Friday, in order to force the new men to quit work. Thero is no probability that the strike, wh ch extends all over the Indiana coal field, will he settled this winter. ELEVEN prisoners confined in the Galesville, III., jiil, b'oko out duriug Wednesday night, by filing through the bare of a window anil escaped. JOSIAII HOOHV and ThoiuAs Whitehead, two deputy United States marshals, wero killed Thursday near Talilequah, by llamp- to .i, a Cherokeo boy whom the marshals were attempting to arrest. C 'O-NOllKSSIONAL. THUIISDAY, Drc. 10. SENATE.—Mr. MaLderson introduced a bill to o-tablish postal savings banks and encourage Bniall savings, lie also reintroduced a bill appropriating $200,000 to establish a branch mint at Omaha; aho, a bill increasing from $800,000 to $2,000,000 tho appropriation for the orection of a public building at Omaha; also a bill appropriating $100,000 for tho orection of a public building at Norfolk, Neb., another appropriating $60,000 for the construction of a military storehouse and ottico quarters ut the military department, ono also introduced by him last season increasing the efficiency of the army. Mr. Plumb introduced a bill to provide for the retirement of national hank notos and the free coinage of silver, Mr. St< wart introduced a bill supplemental to tho Chinese exclusion act. It makes it unlawful atter the passage of tho act of uny Chinese laborer to enter or remain in • the Cited States for any purpoae whatevor. SATURDAY, Dec. 12. HOUSE.—Tbe home mot nt noon and nf- ter prayer by the chaplain, Speaker Crisp announced the committees on accounts and on mileago as follows: Rusk of Maryland, (chairman), Cooper of Indiana, Dicker- Bon of Kentucky, Moses of South Caro Una, Seerly of Iowa, Puarson of Ohio, QuackenbuBh of New York, Griswold of Pennsylvania nnd Cutting of California. On mileage — Castle of Minnesota, (chairman), Crawford of Noith Carolina, Kendall ot Kentucky, Caldwell of OJIO, und Flick of Iowa. SENATE:—Washington, Deo. 14. The president sent in the entire list of recess uppoinlmenlB, which includes 281 post masters and a large number of uriny and navy appointments and promotions in tho revenue murine soryice. Mr. Hour, re- linguishdd his pluce ns chairman of the committee on privileges and elections to which Mr. Teller succeed*. The three vacancies in the membership of the judiciary committee, resulting in the retirement of Messrs. Edmum's, Ingalls, and Evnrts, aro filed by assignments of Messrs., Mitchell, Teller, and Piatt. The places vacated by Messrs. Edmunds and Evarts on tbe foreign relations 'committee are assigned lo Messrs. Hiscock und Davis. Mr. Quay succeeds Mr. Evarts as chairman of tho library committee, Bills were also introduced by Mr, Dolpn to aid various states and territories to reclaim arid lands within thoir boundries, By Mr. Peffer proyididing for tokeng a special supplementary census of the Unitrd States for the purpose of asking each person, firm, association and corporation a uestions relative to MB properly, ebt, eto,| also providing for the issue bien- nlulyof a military register of the'United Statea showing the names, addrel», number of pension certificates, etc., of all surviving persons who have been, are now, or may hereafter be employed in tbe military service of the oountry; by Mr. Qallinger. providing for the dismissal from the pub- lio service of all persons not citizens of tbe United States by nativity or by having fully completed 'iuturAliz*tion by due pro- cesB of law: by-Mr. Joyce providing for the refunding of the debt of the Pud fin roads, and l>y Mr. Washburn defining "futures" and "option and imposing special taxes on dealers therein. Tbe artioles Included are wheat, com, oata, rye, barley, cotton and all other farm products; alio pork, lard and all other bog products, , . • . . EL PASO, Texas, Peo,"l3.—The Southern Pacific, oouipany yesterday requested tbe Western Union operators to bundle their train dispatches for .them, their operators having been on a strike for several days, The Western Union, operator! refused to take or send the dispwobet, They, were threatened with diwbw«e and ,bl»ok lUt- ing, it is said, and ^piMjm^ *b» operators InJlM WgKtwn. Union office. UNCLE SAM'S STATUS It is Fully Discussed by the President in His Message tn Congress. Suggestion Thrown Out that the Chilian Mutter Is by no Menus Settled. Attention is Called to Russian and Chinese Outrages -Nicaragua Cnnal Favored. WASHINGTON, Dec. «•— President liar rison trnnsmitted his annual message to congress to-day. In opening he said that the report of the beads of the several executive departments furnish a comprehensive view of thendministrntivo works of tho last llseal year relating to internal nfTnirs. Tim work of the state department, ho says, hns IKMMI characterized by an imusual niinilier of iiii|Kirtant negotiations und !>v diplomatic results of a notable and highest benellt character. Among those are reciprocal trade ar rniigeiuents concluded with various countries. Like negotiations with other countries have boen much advanced nnd it is hoped will be concluded before the close of the year. Referring to the seal llsh eries question the president says lie is glad to be able to announce that terms Milisfuclur.v to this government have been agreed ii|H)ii and that an agreement aa to the arbitration is all that is necessary to the completion of the negotiation. On the meat inspection question the president says: "It is gratifying to state that Germany, Denmark, Italy, Australia and France have opened their ports to inspected American )«>rl; II|H>II this government providing for the ndequato inspection of the same." Ani'iit llriixll. "The recent political disturbance in Brazil"says the president, "have excited much regret and solicitation, tin- ililnrmntioil possessed was meager, but this government expressed its solicitude for the peace of the country and the maintenance of its free political iiistitu tions and advised that moderation be used in the contest for leadership. These counsels were received in tho must friendly spirit." Referring to the lynching of the Itiil inns nt New Orleans, the president states it did not originate in any general animosity to the Italian people, nor in any disrespect to the Italian gover uent, with which relations were the most friendly. The hope is expressed that the matter will soon lie amicably settled. The suggestion is made that it is entire ly competent for congress to make offences against tho treaty rights of foreigners domiciled in tho United States cogui/.able in tho federal courts, which iu not nou t 'liu case. Hint nut rii.1,1 lo Chill. Much space is given lo Hie Chilian question. After detailing what is ill- ready known regarding the overthrow of Balmaceda, tho seizure, escape and subsequent capture of the ltata, eto., the messagu says: "During tho presidency of this civil contest frequent direct np- IK'iils were mado to this government to extend belligerent rightB to tho insurgents. This was declined and that policy pursued throughout which this government, when wrenched by civil wars, snstrenuously insisted upon on the part of European nations. During the progress of the war this government tendered its good to bring alsait a peaceful adjustment but in this wo wero disup pointed. Tho instructions to our naval olllcers and ministers enjoined upon them the most impartial treatment and absolute interference, and I am satisfied theso Instructions wero observed, and that their inlluenco was used partially but effectively in tho interest of hu inanity on more than ono occasion. No official complaint of the conduct of our minister or naval olllcers has been presented, and I regret that BO many of our people have given ear to unofllulul charges und complaints that manifestly hud their origin in rival interests and In u wish to pervert tho relation between tho United Slates and Chili. With tho overthrow of Biilmaceda, ho nnd many of his olll­ cers became fugitives for their lives, and nt onco appealed to the commanding olllcers of foreign VCBBCIH iu tho harbor und tho resident foreign ministers for un asylum. This was freely given by those appealed to, including tho American minister and the United Slates naval olllcers acting upon tho impulses of humanity. I havo not been willing to direct the surrender of tho political refugees who are still in the American legation without suitable conditions. It is believed that the government of Chili if) not in opposition in view of the precedents, with which it has been connected to broadly deny tho right of asylum, and the correspondence has not thus fur presented uny denial. Tho treatment of our minister for u time was such us to call for u decided protest, aud It was gratifying to observe that unfriendly measures, which were undoubtedly tho result of tho prevailing excitement, were at once rescinded or suitably relaxed." After detailing at length the attack on American sailors in Valparaiso, the nres identBuy>: "So far as I havo yot been able to liurn, no other explanation of this bloody work has been suggested than that it hud its origin in hostility to these men us sailors of the United States wearing the uniform of their government, mid not in uny Individual act or personal animosity. The attention of the Chilian government was at once called to tliis atlulr. und u statement of facts obtained by the investigation we hud conducted was submitted, nccoiu panied by a request to be advised by any other-or qualifying facts In the possession of the Chilian government that might tend tn relieve this alfalr of the appearance of an insult to this government. The Chilian government was also advised that if such qualifying faots did not exist this government could confidently expect full and prompt reparation. It is to be regretted that the reply of the sccretfry for foreign affairs of the provisional government was couched in an offensive tone, To this no response has beem made. Our government is awaiting the reBult of an investigation which has been ordered by the criminal court of Valparaiso. It is reported unofficially that the investigation is about completed and it is expected that the result will soon be communicated to this government, together with some adequate and satisfactory response to the note by which the attention of Chili was called to tills inoident. If theso just expectations should be disappointed or further needless delay intervene, I will, by a special message, bring this matter again to the attention of congress for suoh action as may - be necessary, The entire correspondence with the government of Chili will, at an early day, be submitted to congress." Oon,t Buing, the President wysi "The late outbreak against foreigners, in va» been, the.oauee of deep concern in view of tne numerotfa esiabUshment* of our citizens in the interior of that country. This government can do no less than insist upon a continuance of the protective end punitnry measures which the Chinese ||r)vernment has heretofore applied. No e.'irt will lie omitted to protect our citi zeiy jieiiceably sojourning in China, but rectfyt unollloinl information indicates that','"hat was at first regarded as nn outbreak of mob violence against foreigners, has', .ssumed the larger form of an insurrectun against public order. "The Chinese government has declinei. to receive Kir. Blair ns the minister of the Uniteil V.ites on the ground that, tho participant, while a senator in the enactment of\the existing legislation against the intl eduction of Chinese laborers, ho has beoyme unfriendly and objectionable, to Cllinn. 1 have felt constrained to pointy out to the Chinese government tho uVVangleblenesH of this jHisition, which seelAs to rest as much on the unnccep'abillty^ our legislation as on that of the pcrKonVhosen nnd which, if admitted, would prkWicnlly debar the selection of any representatives so long ns the existing'laws rem. in in force." itunntnr, J«».,. On the Russian-Hebrew' question tho president says: "This government has found n reason to express in n friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the government of the czar, its serious concern becntise of the harsh measures now lieing enforced against the Hebrews iu RusBiii. By the revival of antissemetic laws great numbers of those unfortunnte people have been constraint to abandon their homes. The iininigrntlorpof these people to ihe United States of America, ninny other countries being closed to them, is largely increasing and is likely to ussuine a pro- IKirtion which m.iy make it dilllcult to Und homes and employment for them here and to seriously affect the labor market. It is estimated that over one million will bo forced to depart from Russia within a few years. A decree to leave one country is, in the nature of things, an order <o enter some other. This consideration, as well as the suggestions of humanity, furnishes ample ground for the remonstrances which we have presented to Russia: while our historic, friendship for that government cannot fail to give the assurance ihaloiir representations are those of u sincere well-wisher." F..vnrK llir* Nlciirngtmn Clltltll. The president deems it of the highest importance that Ihe Nicaragua!! canal should be speedily constructed, at the smallest practicable limit of cost. To accomplish this, the president recommends that the bonds of tho canal company be given the guarantee of the United .States government, thus insuring their ready sale, troin time to time, as Ihe money is needed for tho prosecution of tho work. "Such n guarantee," he says, "could, I think, ls« SO given as not to involve any risk of ultimate loss. I most sincerely hope that neither party nor sectional lines will Is) drawn upon this great American project, so full of interest to our people, and so iiiilucntlat iu its alfects on the prestige and prosperity of our country." The president's plan provides that tho government shall retain control of the stock of tho company as security against mismanagement and loss. ' Turin* I>IHOIIHNIOII, On the turilf, tho president's interest in the operations of the treasury department has. lieen much augmented during the last year, by reason of the conflicting predictions, which accompanied and followed tho tarilf and other legislation of the Inst congress airccting tho revenues, as to tho results of this legislation upon the country. "It IB not my pur pose," says ho, "to enter at any length into a discussion of the effects ot the legislation to which I havo referred: but a brief examination of tho statistics of the treasury and a general glanoo nt the stato of business throughout the country will, I think, satiufy any impartial in quirer that its results have disappointed the evil prophesies of its opponents nnd in a large measure realized tho hopeful predictions of its friends. Rarely, if ever boforo, in the history of the country has there been a time when tho proceeds of ono day's labor, the products of ono funned aero, would purchoso so largo an amount of those things that enter into the living of tho masses of tho people. I believe that a full test will develope- tho fuct that the tariff act of tho tilat congress is very favorable in its advantage olfoct upon tho prices of artioles entering into common use." Tho president then gives, at some length figures showing the volume of business during the past year, compared with previous periods. During year ending Sept. 80, 1801 the total valuo of our foreign commerce (imports nnd exports combined) was $1,747,800,40(1,— tho largest of any your in our history. Thd Cmports of merchandise wero 1(824,• 715,20 1— an increase of more then eleven millions over the preceding year; while the total given abovo exceeded tho pro ceding year by over one hundred millions. The percentage of merchandise admitted free during the first year under tho new tariff was 48.10 per cent, while under the old tarilf the per centngu wus 84.27 From the report of tbe secretary of tho treasury tho president shows the totnl rocoipts of tho government (lscal year ending Juno 80 last were lp448,544 t - 2M, and expenditures #421,804,470, leaving a surplu-i of $87,239,702. Ho speaks or tho purchase of silver bullion under tho existing law and sayB the productions of the free eoinago man that the purchases would bring the price of silver to $1.51), which would mako tho bullion value of a dollar one hundred cents, wero as wldo of the mark as the "calain Ry prediction" of the antia. Ho hopes a further trial of the legislation wilt more favorably effect tho price of silver. That the Increased amount of currency supplied was needed and that benellciui results upon trado and prices have followed tins legislation la, he thinks, clear to everyone. Upon this Bubject us upon the tin ill his recommendation is that the existing laws be givon a full trial und our business interests spared the distressing influence which threats of radical change always impair. Ver«u» Vree Collinse. "I am still of the opinion," adds tho president, "that the free coinage of silver under existing conditions, would disastrously affoct our business interests at home and abroad. Wo would not hope to maintain an equality in tho purohas ing power of the gold and silver dollar in our own 'markets, and in foreign trade tho stamp gives no added value to the bullion contained in the coin. The producers of the country have the highest interest that every dollar, paper or coin issued by the government, shall be as good as any other. To place business upon a silver basis would mean a sudden and severe withdrawal of gold and gold notes and suoh an unsettling of all values as would produce a great panto, I believe it is the earnest desire of a majority of people that a full coin use be mede of silver as soon as the co opera tion of other nations can be secured and a ratio fixed that will give circulation equally to gold and silver, Bimetallism is the desired end, and true friends of silver will be careful not to overrun the goal and bring in silver monometallism with ite necessary attendants," As a scarcity of gold in the European reserve will be the most persuasive argument for the use of silver, the president speaks of hond redemption during the year, saying it has put into circulation over two hun> djedaadfAftymimw of dollars, nig IVur itnn Niivy. Tho president concurs in the recommendation of the secretary of war for tho three battalion orgaui/.itionr for infantry; expresses the hope that the adoption smokeless powilcrand the modern rille will not be longer delayed concurs in the recommendation of'the |mst- mnster general for an extension of the freo delivery nnd money order system: commends to congress the recommendations of the secretary of tlie navy, and says there should be no hesitation'in promptly completing n navy of the best modern type large enough to enable the country to diHplny its flag on all seas for the protection of its citizens nnd its extcndin commerce. CIIIHO*'.* HmiiKgllnir On the question of smuggling into tho country ol Chinese through Canada tho president says there is satisfactory, evidence that this business is oganized and active. The construction placed upon the exclusion law by some of the district judges that such Ciiinumen must be returned to Canada and nut to China, robs it of all etrectivenessniul lie recommends such legislation as will remedy these defects in the law. 1'r.tiilmi*. Much attention is given to the work of the pension bureau, and the opinion is expressed that there will lie no necessity for a dellcency appronration this year. No trlllliiK witli r<i!yK«itny . On the polygamy question the president says: " We" can not nlTnrd to experiment with this subject, for when a state is once constituted the act is final and any mistake irretrievable. No compact in the enabling nn act could, in my opinion be binding or elfeclivc. I i« *ei-,l f>«-l>i,rl ill.-nt. Much space is devoted to the department of agriculture, the work of which is very highly commended. Reference is made to the great grain crop of this year, the largest in our history, and lo the fact of the opening of new market". The larger demand resulting from short crops in Kurope, tho president says. Ii:ive sustained prices to such nn extent that the enormous surplus or meat anil bread- studs will be marketed ut good pi ices, bringing relief and priupcritv to an in diistry that was much depressed. Th,- I ill! i-vn ... lie commends the report of tho civil service coiiiiniKsiiin t 'i the carcl'ul attention of its opponents as well as friends. I le believe:! I he law is being executed with Impartiality and that system is being improved. The attention of congress is n-^.-iin urgently called to the necessity of legislation for the pi-nlecliiin ut the lives of railroad employees. I ri-li^iii It,n. The irrigation question is dealt with at length ami the president expresses the opinion that the gmeminent should not part with its ownership ut iv.s.irvi ir sites, except on conditions that will insure to settlers their proper water supply upon equal ami reasonable term'/ lit-rryiituniliM-s. The president devotes much space to the gerrymander question, having particular reference to the recently adopted Michigan plan of choosing presidential electors by cougressioli il districts. That concurrence iu plan should be broken is, the president thinks, unfortunate and a threatening episode and one that iiniy well suggest whether Ihe states that still give their approval to the old method ought not to secure by consiitulional amendment a practice which has had the approval ot all. (Jerrymander schemes, ho says, havo already found elfcctive application to the choice of senators and representatives in congress, und now uu ovil start has been made iu tliu direction of applying tliom to their choice of presidential electors. If this end is uccomp- lislied we shall then have three great departments nf government in tho grasp of tbe gerrymander, Ihe legislative and executive directly, anil tho judiciary indirectly through the power of appointment. Tho essential feutures of republican government, he says, aro the right of tho people to chooso their own ofllcors and the nearest practicable equality of value iu tho suirriiges givou in determining that choice. The stato is to choose anil, under the pretense of regulating methods, tho legislature can neither vest tho right of choice elsowhero nor adopt methods not conformable to republican institutions. "It is not my purpose here," says ho, "to discuss tho question whether the choice by tho legislature or by the voters of an equal single district is n choice by the state, but only to recommend such regulation of this mutter by constitutional amendment as will secure uniformity and prevent that disgraceful partisan jugglery to which such a liberty of choiuu, if it exists, oirors a temptation. If I wero called upon to declare wherein our chief national danger lies, 1 should say without hesitation in tho overthrow of majority control by tlio suppression or perversion of popular sulfrugu." Tho president urges that some steps bo taken to avert tbe danger and says the energies of those who have seen It have been childly expended in trying to fix responsibility upon the opposite party rather than in ell'orts to uialie such practices impowjiblo by either purty. Tlie Kli-iillnii Hill , Tho president speaks of the election bill, which failed of pussugo last year, and says he yet entertains hope that it is possible to secure a calm, patriotic consideration of such constitutional or statutory changes as may bo necessary to secure the choice of olllcers of the government by fair apportionments and tree elections. He thinks a commission should bo appointed, lion partisan in membership, to consider Uieso momentous questions. I'linelu'loti. In closing, the president says lie 1ms been greully rejoiced to notice many evidences of tlio iuorooHuil itilluettco of our people and of a revived national spirit. Tho vista that now opens to us is wider and nioiu glorious than uvor before. A trust momentous iu its inlluenco upon our peoplo ntul tho world is for n I riof tlum coniimiled to us und wu must not bo fuithluBS to its fairest execution. The defense of the J'i'co and equal influence of tho peoplo in tho choice, of public officers and the control of public, affairs, TIIK .lIUON. Al 'Julureofthu Muou's Sur ,rnfu>, Taken by Moans uta l'«lc>aii|i«. A Prof, Holdtm of the Lick Observatory, by means of its great telescope, has taken a picture of the moon, which is siijd to be a triumph of astronomical photography. Frof. Weinck of the Observatory of Prague, who has probub'y studied the surface of the moon more ilmn any other mac living, helped Prof, tlolden in the delicate work of waking tho negative. A feature of tbe picture in tbe bed t£ a sea, of which Mr. Holdensnys: "Tha large W at the left hand of tbe cut is the Maro Crisiuui, Iu dimensions ure about two hundred and eighty-one by three hundred and flfty-flva uilles. Its area is about that of Ohio und Indiana combined. It is, in fact, not ft lea, but the floor ot a great plain—whioU may onoe have boon a sea, but which is now— like one of tbe small plains on tbe Island of Hawaii, only on a grander scale, To give an idea of the vertical Boaie It may be noted that the highest .mountains Bujr< rounding tbe sea are about elwen thousand fee v ," The profosfors pf the Uok Qbeer* vatory are hVing a series of pictures of the moon from wbloh an immense map is > ultimately to be made.— Beleobid, >ti l>

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