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®he£0»tviUe§eview. PUBUIHBD SVKBT 8ATURDAY r. 9. BUBDIOK. TBRU8: fl.OO Par Tear, Strictly fa Advanoe. Th* B»* Aittrtiting Medium to reach tht four north-taste.m coxntie*. Office •gnthwMl Comer Lawler and TIIIIMI N- W. N. BURDICK , Editor and Proprietor, INDEPENDENCE OUB POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.60, IF PAID IN ADVANNCB. XIX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1892. NUMBER 47. ADVERTISING RATBB; Ton 1 m. 1 week .... 11 00 1 Weeks ... 1 fiO 8 weeks... » 00 1 month .. 8 50 9 months. S 00 S months.. 4 00 • months.. 6 00 1 year.... 10 00 Sin. |1 60 » as s oo 8 7B 4 M 5 25 8 00 18 00 4 ID. Meal n so • n s oo A 28 g oo 11 2.1 in oo 18 00 K call eol II oo 5 711 7 30 8 35 11 7B 10 00 ao oo so 00 8 00 10 00 11 oo 8! 00 89 OO 45 00 »IO0» 18 M 18 08 l» 08 17 0M as 0» 85 00 60 06 80 06 Biislmin cards not exceeding fire lines. 15. L»- fnl advertisements at legal "rates. Xdwtj£ nients Inserted with no Kpcelflo time "ijh DUO slie I until ordered out anC -hsrged for mt- conllivly. All hllh pnyablo quarterly SILENCE IN HEAVEN. Dr. Talmag-e Talks About tho Immortality of a Half Hour. Th* Importance of the Fragment* of i Time Th«t are Wasted—The Ite- wurds Awaiting; the K*- deeiued In Uearen. .J pit Dr. Talmnge, in a recent sermon, talked to his congregation of the lm- portanco of wasted fragments of time, taking for his text: There was ellenco tn Heaven utsnit the space of half an hoar.—Kovolatlon viil., I. The busiest place in the uuiverse is Heaven. It is tlio conter from which all good inlluenccs start; it Is the (foal which all (rood results arrive. The Bible represents it as active with wheels and wings and orchestras, mill processions mounted or charioted. Hut my text describes a space when tlio wheels ceased to roll and tho truinputs to sound end the voices to chant. Tlio riders on the white horses reined in their ehnrg- ers. The doxologies were hushed and the processions halted. 'Che hand of arrest was put upon all the splendors. "Stop, Heaven!" cried an omnipotent voice, and it stopped. t''or thirty minutes everything celestial stood still. "Thero was silence in Henveu for tho space of half an hour." From all wo can learn it Is the only time Heaven over stopped. It does not stop as other cities for the night, for there is no night there. It docs not •top for a plague, for the inhabitant never says: "lam sick." It does not •top for bankrupts, for its inhabitants never fail. It does not slop for lm passable streets, for there nre no falleu snows nor sweeping freshets. What, "then, stopped it for thirty minutes? Crotlus an l'rof. Stuart think it was ut the time of the destruction of Jerusalem. Mr. Lord thinks it. was in the yoar 811, between the close of tho Hio cletian persecution and tlio beginning of the wars by which t'onstuntine gained the throne. But that was all a guess, though a learned and brilliant guess. I do not know when it was and I do not caro when it was, hut. of tho fact that such an interregnum of sound took place, 1 am certain. "Thorn was •Hence In Iluuven for the space of half an hour." And, first of all, we tuny lenrn that God and all Heaven then honored silence. The longest and widest, domin ion that ever existed is that over which Stillness was queen. For an eternity there hod not beeu a sound. World making was a later-day occupation For unimaginable ages it was a mutu universe. God was tho only being, and us there was no one to speak to thore was no utterance. But that silence has been all broken up into worlds, and it has become a noisy universe. Worlds in upheaval, worlds in congelation "'•wOti.ds in conflagration, worlds in revolution. If geologists are right (and I believe they are) there has not been a moment of silence since the world began its travels and the crashings and the splittings and the uproar and the hubbub are ever in progress. But when among the Bupernnls a voice cried: "Hush!" and for half an hour Heaven was still, silence was honored. The full power of silence many of us have yet to learn. Wo aro told that when Christ WBB arraigned: "Ho an- •wered not u word." That sllouce was louder than any thunder that ever •hook the world. Oft times, when we are assailed and misrepresented, the mightiest thing to say is to Bay nothing, and the mightiest thing to do la to do nothing. Those people who are always rushing Into print to get., themselves right accomplish nothing] R8Kpa 'J™ but their own chagrin. Silence! Do right and leave the results with God. Among the grandest lessons the world has ever learned are tho lessons of patience tuught by those who en dured uncomplainingly personal or domestic or social or political injus tlce. Stronger than any bitter or sarcastic or revengeful answer was the patient silence. The famous Dr. Mor- srison, of Chelsea, accomplished us muoh by his silent putlenoe as by his pen and . tongue. He had asthma that for twenty-five years brought htm out of his couch at two o 'olock eaoh morning. His four sons and daughters dead. The remaining child by sunstroke made Insane. The afflicted man said: j "At this moment there is not an inoh ' 'of my body that is not filled with agony." Yet, he was cheerful, triumph ant, silent. Those who were presence Bald they felt as though they wer* In the gates of Ueavou. Oh, the ipower of patient silence! Escbylus, the (immortal poet, was condemned to death for writing something that of 'tended the people. ' All the pleas lu Ma behalf were of no avail, until his brother uncovered the arm of the prisoner and showed that his hand hod been shot off at Salamts, That silent plea liberated him. The loudest thing on earth is silenoe if it be of tlio right kind and at the right lime. There was a quaint old hymn, spollod In the old t-ptyle, and, once sung in the churches: - ; "V The race Is not forever got H "By Mm who fastest ruusi Nor tUe battel by thoso poopell That shoot with tun longest guns. doorway and inhaled the odors of food, they burst open the door, threatening the mothor of the household with death unless she gave them some food, and •he took them aside and showed them that it washer own child she was cooking for the ghastly repast, Nix hundred priests were destroyed on Mount Zion becuuso the temple being gone there was nothing for them to do. Six thousand people in one cloister were consumed. Thero were one million one hundred thousand dead, according to Josephus. Qrotlus thinks that this was the cause of silence in Heaven for half an hour. If Mr. Lord was right, and this silence was during the Diocletian persecutions, by which eight hundred and forty-four thousand Christians suffered death from sword and tire, uud bunibhiuuut md exposure, why did not Heaven lis.;-,-ii throughout tit least one of th•"•>• atviul roars'.' No! Thirty minutes! 'I he fact is that the celestial programme is sorrow-did with spectacle that it can iid'onl only >ue recess in all eternity, and that for i short, space. While there nre great lionises in which all Heavau can ioin, each soul thero has a story of Dovine oieroy peculiar to Itself, and it must be i solo. How can Heaven got through ivith all its recitatives, with its cantatas, with all its grand inarches, with ill its victories? liternity is loo short to utter all the praise. In my text Heaven spared thirty minutes, but it will never again bpure one minute. In worship In earthly cliiiiehes, when them are many to take part, we have to counsel brevity,buthow will Heaven yet on rapidly enough to let the one hundred and lort.v-four thousand got through each with his own story, »ud 1 hen the one hundred and forty- four million, ami then the one hundred mid forty-four billion, and then the one hum! red and forty-four trillion. Not only are all the triumphs of the pustio be commemorated, but all the triumphs to come. Not. only what we know of God, but what we will know of Him after everlasting study of the Doific. If my text had said there was silence in Heaven tor thirty days I would not have been startled at the an aouncement, but it indicates thirty minutes. Why, thero will bo so many friends to hunt up; so many of tho greatly good and useful that we will wont to see; so many of tho inscrutable things of earth we will need ex plained; so many exciting earthy experiences we will want to talk over, end all the other spirits and all the ages will want the same that there will be no more opportunity for cessation. How busy wo will be kept in having pointed out to us the heroes and heroines that the world never fully appreciated—theyellow-fover and cholera di-otors, who died, not flying from their posts; the female nurses who faced pestilence lu the lazarettos; the railroad engineers who stayed at their places in ordor to savo the train though thoy themselves perished. Hubert Oolllu, tho inustor-miner, who, landing from the bucket at the bottom of the mine, just us lio heard the waters rush in, and when one jerk of the rope would have lifted him into safety put a blind miner who wanted to go to his sick child in the bucket and jerked the rope for him to bo pulled up, crying: "Tell them the water lias burst iu mid we are probably lost; but we will seek refuge tit. the other end of tho right gallery," and then giving the command to the other miners till thoy digged themselves so near out that tho jjiioplo from tho outside could come to their rescue. Tho multitudes of men and women who got no crown on earth, we will want to see whou they get their crown in Heaven. I toll you Heaven will have no more half hours Besides that, Ueavou is full of children. They are in the vast majority. No child on earth who amounts to anything can be kept quiet half an hour, and how ore you going to keep five hundred million of them quiet half an hour. You know Heaven is much more of a place than it was when that recess of thirty minutes occurred. Its population has quadrupled, sextupled, cen­ tupled. Heaven has more on hand, more of rapture, more of knowledge, more of intercommunication, moro of worship. There is not so much difference between Brooklyn seventy-five years ago, when there were a few houses down on the East river, and the village reached up only to Sand street, as compared with what this great city Is now yea, not so much difference between New York when Canal street was far in" his I up town an0 - now wue S Canal stceet is ' far down town, than there is a difference between what Heaven was when my text was written and what Heaven is now. The most thrilling plaee we have ever been in is stupid compared with that, and it we now have no time to spare we will then have no eternity to spare. Silenoe in Heaven only half anhourt My subject also impresses me with the immortality of a half hour. That half hour mentioned in my text is more widely known than any other period in the calendar of Heaven. None of the whole hours of Heaven are measured off, none of the years, none of the centuries. Of the millions of ages past, and the millions of ages to come, not one is especially measured in the Bible. My friends, the tosstug sea of Galilee The halt honr of my text is made im aeemed most to offend Christ by the mortal. Tho only part of eternity amount of noise it made, for He said that was ever measured by earthly to it: ','Be Btilll" Heaven has been timepiece was measured by the minute crowning kings and queens unto God hand of my taxU Oh, the half hoursl -for many centuries, yet Heaven never They decide everything. I am not ask•topped a moment for any such occur- i n(f what you will do with the years or tynce, but it stopped thirty minutes for months or days of your life, but what the coronation of silence. "There WBB •Hence In Heaven for tho space of half an hour." Learn also from my text that Heaven must be an eventful and active place from the fact that it could afford only thirty minutes of recess. ' There have been events on earth and In Heaven that seemed to demand a whole day or wbole week OT whole year for celestial consideration- It Grotlus was right, •tad this silenoe occurred at the time - «* the'destruction of .-Ie»i «aleBn-j *Uat •sea*- was so awful and so prolonged "t abet the Inhabitants of Heaven could *•* have done justice to. i,t, In many - Watka After fearful beslegement «i -the two fortresses of Jerusa,lem--An- i Jpalo »nd Hlpplous-^hsd been going on ;for a long while a Roman soldier .amounted oq tht shoulder of another • aolojler burled into the window pf thv '-vwaa all aflame., and, -ftfwV Mitring nany •acrlAoM to -be, holiness of God the building itself iieaauit a *Morl8ca ti* 'Jkta. ,ra|re of v ma*, 'i'pa^JiuagC/^ of the half hours. Tell me the history of your half hours, and I will tell you the story of your whole life In etsrnity, The right or wrong things you can think In thirty minutes, the right or wrong things' you can say in thirty minutes, the right or wrong things you can do in thirty minutes are glorious or baleful, tusplring or desperate. Look out for the fragments of time. They are pleceB of eternity. It was the halt hours between shoeing horses that made Elihu Burritt the learned blacksmith, the half hours between professional calls us a physician thut made Aboicrorable the Christian philosopher, the huU hours between his duties as suli.aolmaetor that made Sal- mou P. Clmse ,«hief jusjUue, the bait hours botwtton shoe^lagts that made Henry WUHOIB . vieetpresldent Qt t}ie UnlM>d SHuttJH, tka,haltbbotira. between c»Ba|-boaWl tjiatimade^J^meitA, Qar.; field-prepliJoilfc ^.'JCbeattUThpviv a day (or giwd buol "i or I) id books, the lialfV .bom # i)»y tor pi oyer «r Indulerfue, thai jhajfclionv .u,da>.(oi-he]plugjothVJ».MB tauiRtwr »p4 1 ftt iMlMiQj that makes the difference between the scholar and the ignoramus, between ' the Christian and the Infidel. between the saint and the demon, between triumph and catastrophe, between Heaven and hell. The mu»t tremendous thing of your lifo and mine wero certain half hours. The half hour when in the parsonage of a country minister I resolved to become a Christian then anil there; the half hour when I decided to become a preacher of the Gospel; the half hour when I first realized that my son was dead; the half hour when I stood on the top of ray house in Oxford street and saw our church burn; the half hour in which I entered Jerusalem; the half hour In which I ascended Mouut Calvary; tho half hour In which I stood on Mars hill; the half hour in which the dedicatory prayerot this temple was made, and about ten or fifteen other half hours, ore tho chief times of my life. Again, my text suggests a way of studying Heaven so that we can better understand it. The word "eternity" that we handle so much is an immeasurable word. Knowing that we could not understand that word, the Bible uses it only once. We say. "For ever and ever." Hut, how long is "For over and over?" 1 am glad that my text puts under our eye Heaven for thirty minutes. As when you would see a great picture, you put a sheet of paper into it scroll and look through it, or join your fore-finger to your thumb and look through the circle between, and the picture betiomus more intense, so this mnsterpicee of Heaven by St. Joloi is more impressive when we take only thirty minutes of it at a time. Now, we have something that we can como nearer to grnsping, and it is a quiet Heaven. W hen wo discourse about tho multitudes of Heaven it must bo almost a nervous shock to those who have all their lives been crowded by many people, and who want a quiet Ueavou. For the last, thirty-five years I have beeu much of my time in crowds anil under public scrutiny and amid e.voitoments, and I have sometimes thought for a few weeks after I reach Heaven 1 would like to go down in some quiet part of the realm, with a few friends, and for a little while try comparative solitude. Then thero are those whoso hearing is so delicate that they get no satisfaction when you describe the crash of the otornal orchestra, and they feel like saying, as a good woman in Hudson, N. Y.. said, after hearing me speak of the mighty chorus of Heaven: "That must bo a great Heaven, but what will become of my poor head?" Yes, this half hour of my text is still experience. "There was silonco in Heaven for half an hour." You will find tho inhabitants all at homo. Enter the King's palace and tako only a glimpse, for wo have only thirty minutes for all Heaven. "Is that Jesus?" "Yes." Just under tho hair along tho forehead is tho mark of a wound made by a bunch of twisted brambles, and His foot on tho throne has on the round of His instop another mark of a wound made by spike, and a scar on tho palm of therigt hand, and u scar on tho palm of tho left hand. But what a countenance! What a smile!.What a grandeur! What a loveliness! What an overwhelming look of kindness and graeol Why. He looks as if He hail re deemed u world! But come on for our time is short' Do you soo that row of palaces? Thut is tho Apostolic Row. Do you ' see that long reach of architectural glories? That is Martyr Row, Do you see that immense structure? That is the biggest house in Heaven that is "tho House of Many Mansions." Do you see that wall? Shade your oyes ngaiustthe burning splendor for that is tho wall of Heaven, jasper at the bottom and amethyst at tho top, See this rlvor rolling through the heart of tho great metropolis? That is the river concerning which thoso who once lived on thu hanks of tho Hudson, or tho Alohama, or tho Rhine, or tho Shall non, say: "Wo never saw the like of this for clarity and sheon," That is the chief river of Heaven—so bright, so wide, so deep. But you aslc: "Whore are the asy- ums for tho old?" I answer: "The inhabitants are all young." "Where are the hospitals for tho lamo?" "They are all agllo." "Where are tho infirmaries for the blind and deaf?" "Thoy all see and hear." "Where are the alms houses for the poor?" "Thoy are nil multi-millionaires." "Whore ore the inebriate asylums?" "Why, there aro no saloons." "Whero are tho grave yards?" "Why, they never die." Pass down those boulevards of gold and amber and Bap phlre and see those Interminable streets built by tho Archlteot of the universe into homes, over the thresh hold of which sorrow never steps, and out of whose windows faces, once pal with earthly slokness, now look rubicund with Immortal health. "Oh, let me go in and see them," you say. No, you can not go in. There are those there who would never consent to let you come out again, You say: "Let me stay here tn this place where they never sin, where they never suffer, where they never part" No, nol Our time is short, our thirty minutes are almost gone. Come out We must get back to earth before this halt hour ot heavenly silence breaks up, for in your mortal state you can not endure the pomp and splendor and resonance when this half hour of silence Is ended. The day will come when you can sea Heaven in full blast, but not now, I am now only showing you Heaven at the dullest half hour of all the eternities. Come onl There is something In the celestial appearanae which mokes me think that the halt hour of silence will soon be over. Yonder are the white horses being hltohed to) chariots, and yonder are seraphs finger-1 ing harps as If about to strike them into symphony, and yonder ate conquerors taking down from the blue halls ot Heaven the trumpets of victory. Remember, wo- are mortal yet, and can not endure the full roll of heavenly harmonies and can not endure even the silent Heaven for more than halt on hour. Barltl the cloak In the tower of Heaven begins to strike, and the halt hour is ended, Descend! Come back! Come dow^ltlU your work it done. Shoulr der a lttfcle Jonger your burden*. Fight prostration before the throne in worship of I!in) who made it possible for yon to get there at all, I think the rest of your first half-hour in Heaven will bo passed in receiving your reward, if you have been faithful. 1 have a strangely beautiful book containing tho pictures of the medals struck by the English government in honor of great buttles; these medals THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. UTAH" Liberals fight the statehood movement. ST. PAUL in floodoi! with "green goods" circulars. . PRESIDENT TANNIUI, of Illinois College, pmucd over the heart of tlio returned Juckfconvilla, ,Jiccl Monday morning. heroes of the army, on great occasions, the royal family present, and tho royal bunds playing: the Crimean medal, the l.eg! in o! Honor, the Victoria Cross, the Waterloo medal. In your first half hour in Heaven you will be In eart M \ i 'i-:<_'i.n \vi in f I -i* ibi v Si ,t ml ri.--i lmuse i,l llcv, in-.ieniH while yon victin i -V the fttrn way the in some mored for li' which you uo before all t'le i-.'l and receive Uu .•re nnnounceil is r thr droughts anil fresii-'t-; ,f field, victor over the teiuu,..- tUuis HI the stock exchange, vietor uver professional allurements, victor "v-ar domestic infelicities, victor over mechanic's shop, victor over the store bouse, victor over homo worriments, victor over physical distresses, victor over hereditary depressions, victor over sin aud death and boll. Take tho bailgo that celebrates those victories through our Lord Jesus Christ Take it in tho presence of nil the galleries, saintly, angelic and Ilivno! While all Heaven chants: "These ore thoy who cnnioout of great, tribulation and had their robes washed and made white in the blood of the Lainli." Thy diiintt In nil this glorious ivar Shall conquer though they die; They see the triumph from nfur Anil KHJZC it with their eyo. Tim theories about the possibilities of lutriiily which Editon IIOIIIH aro infinite ir. latest, cnntiiracd by sin invention, is n wiiiu'erful system by which telegraphic :on>niuiiiuiitif us lie cubits, 111' writes; "I have discovered that if tuffic- nt i luvution bo obtained to overcome the nrv.iture of the earth's surface and to rod in o to a minimum tie earth's ubsorp ion, i lectric telegraphing or figniiling ctuoi.n distant poind, can bo curried on by induction without (be use of wiies connecting such distant prints. Tho discovery is i specially applicable to telegraphing ucriws bodies of water. It is also pplicnblo to telegraphcouimuniculiou be- wicn distant points on tie land, it being nocTSBury, however, on land, wUhlhefX' can, without the uso of carried on between dis- IOWA'S contribution to tho starving Rn-pi .HI will be 200 canl.-i. Ru-Hcil SHRC, Jr., (lie fuvorito nephew of Russell Sage, died Thurnday morning of meningitis. Col. Chas. Y. Osborne, collector of cus- iflms fur the port of Marquette, died ThursUny. RKMOUB trouble in promised in New Orlc„ns for election day. Amis aro imported from New York. TIIK dedication of the Cononmuuh valley uifftiiorinl liOHpitiil, costing 865,000, took place in Johnstown, Pa., Wednesday. 'I'm: Grand Central hotel of Now York has closed its doors. It, was losing money. AT iJrashfiehl & (Jn.'s hors'i sale Tuesday, at Lexington, Kv., thirty-eight horses were disposed of tor oier $80,000. ACTING GOV. TIIAYKU, OI Nebraska, gives up nnd asks Gov. Boyd to a-ssumo tho dutn s of his otlice. The steamer Buffoii, from Brazil, is quarantined at New York with yellow fever on aoiird. Five of th» crow have died, iind lour su-e down with the disease. GODDARD & SONS, fioui milling men of St. Louis, have filed an assignment. Liabilities aro eitiuinted at 9190,000, with assets ?97,095.48. I'HKfiiDKNT HAIWISON, on Thursday sent to tno ,-enafo tho name of Frank W. Oktey of Madison, to bo United States marshal for tlio western district of Wisconsin. ATTACHMENTS uirgp gating $900,000 have been and will bo B!c\i iigatnit the Western Farm Mortgage company uf Denver. The company is capitalized for $3,- tiuiuson lundiiud ships at sea. in his 000,000 and does a business of 810,000,000 ptcification at the patent office Mr. Edison a )car cal Btudent at Columbia. S. C, cut bis throat Monday morning in the presence of his young wife. FIRES AND GASTJALTTEB. TIIK Hotel Royal, in New York, was burned, aud about thirty lives aro lost. CASKKN'S block, a four-story brick building in Meriden, Ct., was gutted by fire. FRANK TYI.SK and his wife were both crushed to death while attempting to repair an outbuilding ou their form in Arkansas. BENJAMIN WILEY, aged 6!) years, u well known resident of Bergen county, N, }., was struck by an en';in« on the New Jereoy Northern railroad .it Grauton, N. J., Friday night and instantly killed. IN West Virginia a freight train plunged from a bridgo into the Potomac, filty feet below. One man was killed. SUNDAY morning a fire wiped out nearly 8125,000 worth of property and laid in aehes one o f . the best business blocbs in Liirned, Kan. Six Philadelphia bo\s playing with stolen dynamite were badly injured by the pxpl jrdou of the stt'ff; Charles Hawa», aued 17, is dead. CONUHKSS. THE SNAKE CHARMER. Strang* Signlnrity in the Early Experience of Those Who Handled Venomous S'Tpiiuts. The Handling' of These Dangerous Reptile* not so Hazardous us it Appears. Number oi These Charmers How They Came to Handle ' Them. Tell Tmt liabilities of the failed Deiuing & Silver City bank iu New Mexico, are $252,000. The bank clficers expect to resume in ninety dayB. LLOYD TKVIB will retire as president of the Wells-Furgo bank, San Francisco, next August on account of old age. He has been president of the bmk for twenty- one years, and is worth from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000. FOREIGN. ANOTHER attempt was uiudo Monday to set fire to the royal castle at Konigsbnrg. FOUR anarchists sentenced to death for •option of communication over the open participation in the recent attempt made prairie, to inccuse the elevation in order XerXe ''' * VniD - ba '« cuted in to reduce to the minimum the induction TUKS Greek government intends to raise ub-orbing effect of houfes, treen and ele- a loan oi seventy millions of frai,c< at 5 ation in the land itself. Signals can bo per cent, to pay off railway coup! us falling ent and received between ships separated " ue a considerable'distunce and by repeating JAMKS MCCAIITOY has been reelected . , , . . , . . president of the McCurtyito section of tho signals from ship to ship, t.ommuuica- Iriehparliamenfiu-y parly ion can bo established between points any A Qrekk Htaumcr bomid f , om CarUiff distance flpait or across the largest seas to Malta has been lost ou one of the nnd even oceans." Thus far his iuven- Scilly islands; nine uf Ler crow are miss tions have been of practical uee and it is quite probablothat this new discovery will come into generul use. People have learn jd to believe Mr. Edison when he promise* anything. TUB LOTTERY DEAD. mg. A MONTH CARLO dispatch says two American pickpockets, named Best and Suaipsnii, have been found guilty of robbing Marquis Pitzardi of his pocketbook. Best was sentenced lo two years' imprisonment and Samson to six iuontha A BOAT containing a number of sailors There is every reason lo believe that the on the war-ship Belie Isle, capsized in the existence of the Louisiana lottery will ^ rw ° r DubliD ' four sailors were cease with the expiration of its present m n „ charier in 1804, says tho P hiea,o Herald. 4 ( /^^XTow * JTin the famine I he decision of the United Slates supreme Btricken districts of Russia. This terribly court, upjolding the validity of the anti- severe weather adds intensely to Ihesuf- ctteiy postal law, was a death blow.to tho ' or '"e7- .ouisiuna company. Tho extent "of its , DUIUNO the past few days there bavo u i, . . , , , .. beon many large Urea in Santiftuo, Chili, scheme compelled it to depend for its ro- from whicn lo .ies estimated at $2,000,000 coipte on more than local patronage, and have resulted. Insurance agents believe its success was impossible without the use 'bey wero started by incendiaries. of tl'e poital facilities uf the country. 1 ho statutes of t ho seven. I • tides imposing j punishment* for tho traffic in lottery tickets might be uvided or rendered ineffective. But tho exclusion of the lottery's business from tho mails is fatal to its hopes for fuither lease of life, without regard to the action of the people of Louisi- THB River Neth, an American bark, has gone ashore nt Br"adbuvtn Hay, on the west const of Irolund. She wim bound for Sligo, from Portland, Oregon) She i» entiroly covered at high water. THE will of the late Cardinal Manning was opened Thursday. It shows that he possessed less than £100 und u collection of books. This fact speaks louder tbuu words in showing the benevolence of tbo TUESDAY, Feb. 2. SENATE.—Several memorials were presented for closing the Columbian exposition on Sunday. Mr. Palmer introduced a joint resolution to amend the constitution so as to have United States senators elected by the popular vote. Some discus sion was had on the printing bill, but no final action was taken. On motion of Mr. Teller the house bill to define and punish blackmailing was taken from tho calendar and committed ti the judiciary committee, as it hud been reported by mistake. HOUSE.—The rules camo up again for consideration and Mr. Burrows' amendment giving tho speaker the right to count a quorum was rejected. An amendment offered by Mr. Re^d, providing tiiat whenever a quoium fails to vote on any question there shall be a call of the house i and the yeas and nuys ordered, was also rejected. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3. SENATE.—A communication was read from the German government asking the participation of tho United States in the international art exhibition to be held in Munich. The uniform divorce law was referred to the judiciary committee, A senate bill Was passed creating a now judicial circuit in Utah. HOUSE.--The now code of house rules was discussed at length but not 'idopted. THURSDAY, Feb. 4. SENATE—Mr. Brice introduced a bill for the erection of a monument at Put—in— Bay, Ohio, to commemorate ' tho battle of LikeFne in 1812. Mr. Peffer i ffered a resolution, wl-ich was agriiu to, changing the day for holding special services in memory of the lute SeUiitur Plumb to tbo I8lh instant. Tho report, of the committee on privileges, declaring Mr. Call, of Flori- In, entitled to the cent, was taken up and read. HOUSE—The senate joint resolution an thormng tbo secri'liiry of the treasury to pay the state of West Virginia tho sum of $151,978 due her under tho provisions of the direct tux law was taken up and referred. The new code of rules was takou up and discussed. Mr. Chapman, of Mich igttu, offered an amendment providing for Friday night sessions for the consideration of private pension bills. The rules wero then adopted. Mr. Dickinson, of Kentucky, ottered a resolution inquiring as to whether congress has constitutional nu t.bority to appropriate money lor tho world s Columbian exposition, which was adopted. IFRIDAY, Feb, 5. HOUSE.—Mr. Fithian, of Illinois, presented a bill placing farm implements upon the free list. Mr. Sayora offered an amendment appropriating $115,154 for the subsistence of the Sioux Indians, which was adopted, and tho bill passed. Mr Bunting introduced Iw.) tariff bills; one places a duty of a cent u pound on tin plato or baggers' tin and one and two tenths cents per pound on tin plates, with a drawback of less than five per cent, of the duty paid on exported urticles mode from imported plates. Tho second bill re pe .'dB, July 1, 1893, the duty of 4 cents a pound on pig tin. The chairman of thi war claims committee reported favorably Pennsylvania Border Raids claim bill impropriating $8,447,945. Of snake charmers thero ure Rtill many in tbo city, though Uno, tbo Peerless, has left us for a season. There is Little Dot, the rattlesnake charmer, who was bitten in the cheek by one of her pots one day recently. Cio, the Fearless, and Ulamie, the albino lady. Besides the-ie there nre half a score of other women more or less favorably known to snake charming fame aud iltnio museum audiences. "i am not afraid of snakes," chatted Undine while the sn.vko boxes were being opened. "I never was. I have two aunts who were snilto charmers, two listers, and my sister- inlaw has traveled two years ed bis appreciation of tho attention by vigorously rattling the beads at the end of his tail. "Well, I was born and raised in Pike county, Pennsylvania, whero tberare more snake." thin you can cjunt. "1 was always fon i of Rnakes. One day when I was a little girl 1 wag. sitting in the back yard when my mother—what did you say V" [ hail said nothing, but George tin* turtle boy, who has been in dime museums for many years and has seen sever.\l generations of snake charmers, hud simply laughed a cackling, irritating sort ot a luuuli und tbo den had smiled wearily aud bad turned its face to tho wall." When thiH had been explained, Dot wont on:— "My mother saw me and found to hor horror that 1 was playing with u big rattlesnake. She killed it, of course; but 1 was always fond of snakes from that time on. I used to bring them into the house, and I called them 'hop toads with long tails.' 1 never knew fright. Oue day when I was at homo a suunuor boarder, who had a box of rattlesnakes, said to me that thoy were dangerous. When I laughed at him ho dared mo to touch them. Now I'm pretty plucky and I am spunky that way, and 1 won't take a dare. So 1 reached down and picked up n rattler. Thut led to my going on the stage." "What is tho secret ot charming snakes?" 1 asked. "I dou't know. When I look a snake full in the eyes, i have him under my control. 1 can't tell you why. but it is true. I have them. no particular way of handling 1 am cautious, of course, nnd gen: o n A • -»i I , • ., "i^i", ' nil, uiunuin, UL course, finiiifcn- in South America with a show doing the t|„, luia i Clxn do with them just about as snake act. 1 p | oa80 , i have a ttanding offer of $50 And your hither, uncle and brother, which I will give to any person who will uiil tbey ever — bring me arattlesnake that I cannot lama "No, indeed. Only ladies can charm j n g vu minutes " Nn 'n CH- "e .u e i ,u "Whatdo you feed your snakes?" I hen it was that, she gave me the _ex- "l„ Uio winter I give thorn milk and planation which begins this Inogruphical c K g with a syringe because thoy won't Bketou ' feed ot their own accord. In the How did I begin suako charming?" she went ou confictedtiully. "I'll tell you. I always loved snakes. We lived on a farm iu Tennesiee, an 1 there were lut^ of snakes around in the fields and rocks. Ouo lay my mother saw mo in the back yard, t was two year- old only, and J was sitting down ou the ground. Mother wondered why I sat still so long. She called to me, but 1 did not answer. Then she went out and found me playing with a monster copperhead. 11 was lying in the sunshine in my lap and 1 was stroking its fl.it, wicked head. When mother saw it_ she gave u hriek unit fainted. This frightened tliti snaiie and it craw'ed away. From that, time on 1 was crazy about, smi'ics. 1 play with them as other children play with dolls. I taught my little dialers to play CRIME. ana. Mr. J. A. Morris, of tho Louisiana) cardinal, company, who IB a shrewd man, has been quick to nppieciate the sweeping effect of the court's decision. He gives further FITZSIMMONS, the Pittsburg thief and evidence of his perspicacity by w'sely murderer, has committed auioide, abandoning a bittllo in which victory, if W. A. MCKEMIU, station agent at "* " ' ' ' was assassinated Tues- achieved, would be barien of profitable Wubbescka, Ark With the death of the New Or- duy night " leans octopus thero is almoBk positive na- . A MAHKATO, Minn., woman tells a ... ,, -.if, , atrange story of beinu compoiled to ioin Burance that another giant lottery eutor- ft ^ of ^bers, wliom ahe betrayed to priao will never again flourish in the tho authorities. United States. The destruction of this SKYEN moil pouches were stolen from system of robbery is good for the morals """1 wagons while crossing on the ferry- of tho people. Admitting that here and %*JS£g™ York to Hobokon WedDOf (here a .mall investment of nones in a FlvK o{ ^ raen who , hed Jo0 lottery may once in a treat while bring Shields, at Shelbyville, Texaa, are under largo returns does not letaen the ovil. arrest and are In danger of themselves There wns o great deal of truth in the ob- ooin B lynched nervation of Horace Greeley: "A sad day Wl W°i' v ?^ou, a traveling-salesman, , , ,'r. ,, V 7 ,7 committed suioide a few duya ago at Iron- in any man s life is that on whioh he t 0 „ i Qbio. He ie said to have be.-n o cornea into possession of a dollar which he relative of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, has not bonoatly earned." WILLIAM FUOKBNT was hangod at Irvine, Ky, Friday, for tho murder o William Hall on Nobomber eloctiou day, 1898, I'KHBON AL, i>oiMT8. A NBOUO in Todd ceunty, Ky„ ohorgetl , , „ . ~1 7 „, with m?king insulting threaU ugnfnBt Lady Hnrrw, wife of nor oftue gover wn ite won, was taken from jail Fri- Bombay, ia an ardent cricketer, uud in a day night and beaten almost to death, recent cricket mutch was captain of the JONES BUOTHBIIS, cotton brokers of winning eleven. Memphis, are alleged to huve swindled • • » customers out of the aggregate sum of Mrs. William 0. Whitney and Mm. Ol.OOO.OOO. Corneiiua Vanderbilt have received $22, • CIIAULKS E. WATERBUUY, with two ri<v»frr,..i eniitrihiitinns for the nnrnnsB r,f confederates, is under I rial at Greenwich, C00 from contributions tor the purpose of 0( . toraMuaUDg mtle W(ml Waterbury establishing an infirmary at Yale umver- his cousin. eit>• JOBNLUTZ, a German blacksmith of Chicago, committed suioide Thursday The 3rand Duchess Sergius, of Russia, morning by hanging himself to a olothes- is Nd ^b^tW^ is known Jfi^S**.* multi-murderer of as "The Crowned Ophelia." . Kentuoky, has been Beutenoed to hang on * * * * March 14. Hall's counsel will apply to the The late Dowager Duoheaa Louisa, of circuit court for a stay. Excitement.rune high in the neighborhood of Glade- vine, and an outbreak is expected at any time: C. W, HAKBIB, tbe New York medical student, convicted of the murder of bia oung wife, was sentenced tn death Mon- nuie'lpnger your battles, Weep a UtW* your griefs,; Apd then talc* mn and. tnjtoad ol — it ^C« liiwuriu, widow of the Duke Maximilian, was renowns 1 as the mother of Sve daughters, all fuinoua for their beauty and ao complishmeuta. . » » There iwe are said to he siity-nevtm vet- 5 oung wire, t ay morning Pnited States, One of the oldest ia Si)a> jewelry at ber hotel in Waihingtoo Sun. Ware, of Waukesha, WU., wlrc was bom . at, Eooaburg.'V,., in and eniutad iu OwABfiaiMoIi-YAiwn, the murderer of summer l feed them on uiico und small birth." Mumio Clayton, the Albino onohuntross, has a den on the top their of the building. Her den is on a long pWtform which is shared by the fat dwarf lady and a colored man who walks on tacks with his bare feet. Mamie handles constrictors and u species of Cuban roptilo life which is vicious, knotty and prone to bite. She was rubbing the tangles out of a particularly long und stockily built follow when she turned to HID. "You wantto know how Ibegan lo train simltos," she said amiably, "that is what mo-it, people ask lir.-t." "You have always loved snakes," i broke in to save time, "and ouo day on your mother's farm, you wore with snakes when I grew older, and when Hiui ng iu tbe back yard when your inoth- inotmrdioj wo nil vent into tbe show business. How about my aunts? Oh, they are only aunts by marriage. I was so fond of snakes, you see, that 1 married into a snake charming family." What secret is there in charming snakrsy" 1 asked. "Natural love for snakes in the first place," she replied, "and tho luck of fear. If yon let a snako see that vou are afraid of it it will bite you tho first chance i(, e<ets. Those aro the only secrets that I know." This advice was imparted to mo early nine years ago, and 1 should have forgot ten it entirely if I had nol been called upon to visit several snake charmers of contemporaneous times in thoir dens last week. Tho first of theso was Clio the fearless. Clio is pretty and she is interesting. I met her at the foot of the stairs which led to her platform, right under the Punch and Judy bole in thi wnll at the lower ond of curio hull No. 1. Clio's professional cos dime is bright red. Over her tcurlet tights she wears a scarlet cloak, and tho snakes crawl in and out of its long folds und curl "W-b-a-t!" she exclaimed' "Whon your mother," 1 Rtarted to repeat. At this moment a wave of applause swept up Iroui the floor below. "is the.l.epanese working?" interrupted the fat dwarf lady. "Yes," replied some omi in the audience. "Doing anything new?" sho ooutinuod^ "Yes, tlio door act." "Oh," broke in Mamie, "thev dono thai on Satuidoy. As you were saying, my mother"— "Your mother saw you playing with a snake and killed it. You oneJ but you kept, on loving snakes, isn't that right?" 'You're getting things mixed up. I never played with snakes when 1 was a child. 1 came from Baltimore, lam tho only light haired ^member of our family, and 1 have been an Albino lady on tho stage for Bcveral years, About six years agn there wa-n't any snake charmer in the. show l was with and 1 took it up. 1 doubled my salary, soo? Ant I'm the only its long folds and curl A |b i(10 sna i, u 0 | iurmei . m t | 10 worll i, themselves under the flaps contentedly. I aldn 't, always love snakes and 1 don't "Thoy like it because it looks win m to them," she explained. "I suppose you want to know how I be came a snake charmer," she went on. "I always loved Bnakes. Wo lived on a farm now. I'm charming snakes becauso there is money in it, see?" 'is thoro no secret is the business?" 1 ventured. 'I ain't found none. I handlo 'em caro- MONDAY, Feb. 8. SENATE.—The following exooutive documents wero presented: From the secre-1 tary of war, asking logiklation so as to give precedonce to those first lieutenants who bad tbo longest service; also for the applications to first lieutenants of the system of lineal promotion now existing in other grades. From the acting secretary of the treasury, asking for a deficiency appropriation of $29,000 for the transportation of silver. From the committeo on fisheries, asking information in regard o tbo ObtubliBhmout of HBII Btutions in the Rocky Mountain regions and tho gulf states. Several petitions were presented by Mr. Cutlum in favor of the passage of the bill nrohibiting dealings in options, The bilfiepealing soctions 4,488 and 4,489 of the revised atatutes, requiring the uie of life -saving appliances on steamers plying on hikes, bays and sounds, was passed. Mr. Allen, of Washington, mtro- uuced a bill to establish a ship canal in tbe Columbia rivor, Confirmations were F. W. Oakley, United States marshal for the western district of Wisconsin: A. 8. Bald win, register of the land office of North Platte, Nebraska, and W. C. Woodhurt, receiver at same place. HOUSE.—A resolution was adopted ordering the appropriations committee to investigate tbe expenditures of the World a Columbian Exposition commission. The speaker made the following committee uppointmsnts: Banking and currency, Busy (ill.), A, N. RuBsell (Ky.); inter-state and foreign commerce, Caruth (Ky.), Coomba (N. Y.); Oistriot of Colum bia, ilallowell (Pa.), Busy (III.); war claima, Cadmus (N. J.) eleventh census, Fithian (III.). Mr. Baoon, of New York, has introduced a bill to extend the privi lege of taking out patents to the discovery of new and useful plunts, fruits and flowers. Ths Temptation To go oat ot doori In rough wsathsr Is not ittong, bat w« si*, many of u, compsllsd to Una tough weather f roqutatly. DltessH which arlf* from a chill ara peculiar to so taaioa of tha year. This la true, taarafor* ware ihonU b» In tht cloaet of avery household—whatt Not an unmed-' IcaWd itiiaulaot, absolutely devoid of tnwhliur but an excttlve action, but a tonlo cQmblnliiK, in the effective form of an lovjgorant and so alterative, the quality of defence agalnit channel ot weather. Boitelter'* Ktomach Bitters hati three ' itUolt ot It* lev* tbe com,. _ ^ , . , forilflea the «y»tem against the bad •BVcts ot changes ot tern in Louisiana, and thore tiro lots of snakes f rt i|y im j | 00 k out that they don't bite me. down thore, you know. One day I WHS VVhon a snako biles you und oils at the. playing in the back yard when 1 was a same time, don't do nothing but, just ^tand, little child. My mother went out to cull still until they lot go, unleBs you want to mu and sho found to her horror that I was Hpo i| a j, ooc i snako by cutting him in two. playing with a big water moccasin that with a knife, which is wasteful wheu iuid crawled out of tbo bayou. She rushed (m akos aro worth from $30 to $100 apiuce. at it with tho broom and killed it. Sbo Thero ain't no real danger unless snakes was terribly frightened, but 1 only ciied lias a cankorod mouth. l'iicn it's sure b( cause my pretty playmate was dead. Uo- death."' maiitic, wasn't it? Snakes an) pretty— Manager Anderson, who knows all don't you think so?" about natural history and artificial history Up to Hi is tiuiu-I had not thought that a8 v/e\\, is particularly wo'l informed, ua to, snakes were particularly pretty, but I was H uake charmers. open to conviction. "Thero aint much money iu it," he "Heroiaonoof my pets," continued said, "unless you are like Dot and travel Clio, who had gone up to the platform with littlo suakea that coat from $2 to 95 upon which jho performed and hud taken each. Tho big ones cost from $40 to $100, from a chest a large and agilo constrictor, and this kind of woatbor tbey are apt to which she hold fearlessly in her hands, die. Snake charmers got from $25 to $40, 'This ia a beauty, isn't it?" and sho let tho reptile twist and squirm all over hor neck aud Fhouldcrs, even allowing it to lap her pink car with its little rod tongue. "Take it in your hands," sho wont on, letting it fall into my trembling hand somowhere near its middle. It felt cold, but hot clammy. It was heavy, though, I iuTho ahow business." and it had an inquiaitivo way of raising ' up its head and looking me in tho spectacles with the beady eyea which made ine nervoua. Then she had the nerve to «Bk me whether i liked "It ia a pretty, no mutter what you say, But it is vicious, it bit me lost week, weather, uoiteiter* Biomacu miteri or four properties that no other.ail clone poateiaes. Not only doee U rellev plalnfe which It eventually cores, It « •eratare, fatally sun, ton often ahows In the deadly form of ''is grippe;' 1 It produces s iadloal clianae to th* weakened condition oi a syetem peculiarly liable to be attacked by It, sad it tends Co provide taStTeeadlflon' •tat* •* UM liver ot the his or trowels. lest asd »y disordered NBW YOUK . Feb. 6.—Judge Martin to day dismissed tbe indiotnieats lor wUdea meanor found against the'editonof dlf ferent daily newspapers of this pi,ty who published tbo details of tbe electrocutions of the murderers, Wood, Suiter, Slooum wad Jugiere, in Jfuty lu*. a week salary nnd tbey furnish thoir own snakes. So whon one dies it is expensive businOBB. Snake charmers travel around with boxeB in which thoy put tanks of hot.' water. ^The snakes are wrapped in warm blankets, but tbey die dreadful easy. Most of the snake charmers have husbands Mamie's husband man down is the embroidery machine stairs " Superintendent Conkliu, of the Centra,! Park Menagerie, knows both snakes audi snake charmers. He has known them for nearly tbo whole of thirty yoars of official life, and ho has given over fifty aspiring Seo?" sho added, showing a half houled young women thoir first insight into show scar on ono of her hands. "Saakss are lif 0 , easily handled when once you have learned "I met Clio up here about three weeks the aecret of enako charming," she con- ago," he Baid to me yesterday. ,'Sho tinued. "I always treat my snakes firmly wanted to learn something about suaka but gently. Wheu they twina around my charming." body too tightly, I catch them by the nook "Clio?" I interrupted. "How about and tail. When you tie a little knot in a that back yaid incident in her childhood ?" conalriotor's tail it drops its folds in a "Did she tell you lhatV" answered the in a hurry. Yes, I love snakes, and if any dootor. "Did you over hear of u man of my friends want to make roe a present whose gre it-groat- grandfather did not that I will appreciate let him give mo a have two brothers, and when they settled dozen or more good healthy snakes, in Amerioa, etc. ? Well, the backyard in- Tbero is no danger from snake bites—1 fancy story is a professional tale. Clio mean non-poisinous snakes—unless tbey has only beea in tbe buuiness a few weeks have cankered mouths. Then look out for Dot has been in it fur several years and trouble. Blood poisoning may set in, you aho ia remarkably expert. The best lever know. J , . ., , . , know, though, is the wife of the famous Little Dot, tho latest vioum of the pub- giant, Captain Urich, in Barnum's show, lie's curiosity,' is leally littie, and she is She is in Europe now, but she is the best very pretty. Her den is under the bal- snake oharmer in the world. Snakes are cony of tbe main . urlo hall opposito th the easiest oi all animals to tamo. In a performing Japanese. Dot dresses (or her few days they can be taught to go through S erformance in it soantygownof Borne their regular motions.—Dr. Conklin in N, imsy material wnich shimmers in the y. Herald electrio light iiko snakes scales, Sbeonly nT»viraiv(.nmiro handles rattlesnakes, and that sho has fol- CLBVUiULY CAUUU1, lowed this line of work for several years F»wnl>rok.r cousldera a Criminal Prope- iip to lust week withoutever being bitten, sUoB anU 0el , a,,^ is proof of her skill. In this respect sho u>.,i, A a„ m Q„„I... „ ismorofortunate-or shall I say less for- ^^J ^T ^^^iA^' tunateV-than her husband, Pro/essorSun- br0 1ker ' ww ™ b .Md today ot $2,100. Bev somewhere in the"storoin question, Mr. i TOaae prisoner and told if he did not pay Sunwellistbo snake obarmer wbo failed | Jffr „Li™. »,..!,«.. .—u mni-' tooharmatleaBv upon two occasions in this oity during tbe last two years. On each _ _ ocotwionhe was bitten by a rattlesnake M ftJjd urew tn6 m0M y t "the men dis- and was taken to a hospital, where he appearing with it immediately alter. spent Beveral weeks in\ getting over T 7 ~TIT ^~~ T ; v A the attack of delirium tremens consequent Dr.Wviqgston.the arotloexplorerer, had upon tbe treatment bo was suWeoted a great deal otqolot fun about him. He u£vu «» ......... , vov .| dpttiy 0 fl some African barbarism • Mr, SunwelUs one of tbe few men in with soma Eoglisb cWtUwtion«ith great publio life, whoso lapses from sobriety are point. ,For instance, somo of the Afri- (triotly in tbfl ol Ws profession and cans wear boops on tbeir heads, with tueir causes no uoplvasant oommeu,v9 qn the wool d«vwnbutto it, like tbe spokes of a part of bis wife and noarest friends. wheel. "But, poor people, the are not "Yo*wantty>tawhowI firs* became otoihjedi tbey put iMx boop» in the a snake obarmer,' queried Dot as she get- wrong place j tbey U know better byand. to talk over tbo matter with them and was toohormatleast upon two occasions in Tu qaptOT * ™ ony > they J? 1 ! 1 H 1 "' this oity dwing the Alter remainnig prisoner alight Snyder Moasionhewas bitten ^S ^a rattlesnake W6nt to , he bank, accompanied by wo rp f, i * ( t i

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