The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa on February 27, 1892 · Page 1
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ITKBT SATURDAY W. W. BUBDIOK. It tl.aO Par Tear, Strictly - ta Adranoa. Bttt AittrtMng Medium to reach l*# ftmr north-taitern eounliei. • ftoathwttt Coracr tawlsr and Tlhlcn St. ~7~ W. N. BUHDICK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS : fl.50, IPPAID IN ADTANNCK. XIX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1892. NUMBER 49. ADVERTISING- RATM9) TIMX 1 weak .... t weoks... 8 WMIH ... 1 month 9 months. 8 months.. 4 months., 1 jeir II 00 1 M> 2 00 a fo 8 00 4 00 fi M 10 00 |l 60 S 85 8 00 8 rr. 4 50 « a 8 oo 13 00 4 to. li Pill fi So 9 Oil] 11 a ir, on| 18 0. M 04) H «* I oat »i 00: p 00 6 751 fi 00 7 90 10 00 f> !»l IS 00 II Hi! 17 00 10 00, J' 00 an oo l a m so 00; 43 00 no ot 15 01 16 00 19 0* as 00 85 09 M 09 80 00 Businras CIU-.IA not exceeding n>e linos, $3. Legs! ndvot tl« TTioiitn nt legal rates. Adverttm* uients inserted with no K|*«ino tlms will be puhllihp I unl-l rmltrea out nw* -harfrffd for »o- oortllnclj All bills piyabl • quarterly A SIMPLE CREED. Dr. Talmage Talks Upon the True Ohrlstlan Doctrine. trltikl TheorlM and Dogmas Mere •aanpera to Traa Kellslon - The People Ankoil to Heller* " - . Too Many Things. The following; discourse by Rev. T. JeWltt Talmage was delivered In the Urooklyn tabernacle, from the text: gS"'- And Be came down with thorn and stood Is ; tbe plaln.-Lnko y)., n. Christ on the mountains Is a frequent study. 'Wo have scan IIim on the Mount of Olives, Mount of Beatitudes, .Mount Morlah, Mount Calvary, Mount \ot Ascension, and It is glorious to study "ilm on these great natural elevations. ~§t> how is It that never before, wo »• noticed Him on the plain? Amid tracks, high on the mountain, Christ \passed the night, hut now, at early He is coming down with somo dal friends, stepping from shelving ^ving, hero and tliere a loosened oiling down the steep sides Him, until He gets in a levol that He can bo approached yitmbing from all sides. He is BL My text sayB: "He came them and stood in the la what tho world want* than anything olse— a ,evel, easy to get at, no escendlng, approachable ides—Christ on tho plain. Uon Among all consecrated Is the matter 1th the ministers? Many of them are gaged in picking holes In tho Bible id apologizing for this and apologia |lng for that. In an age when the whole tendency is to pay too little reverence to the Bible, they are fighting against bibllolatry, or too much reverence for the Bible. They are building a fence on the wrong side of the road; not on the side where the prcclpico is and oft which multitudes are falling, but on the upper sido of the road, so that people will not fall uphill, ^pf which there is no dangor. There, no more danger of bibllolatry, or too much roveronco for tho Scriptures, than there Is that astrology will take the place of astronomy, or alchemy the place of chemistry, or the caual boat the place of the limited express rail train. What a thcologicul furco it is; .ministers fighting against too much 'reverence for the Saripturcs; minister! making apology for tho Scriptures; ministers protending to bo friends ol the Bible, yet doing tho book more amago than all the blatant infidels on "~ 'h. Tho trouble our theo- loglaniTar ^BjLB^Bttae >mpiintaln in a flight above the clouds about thing! which they do not understand. Come down on the plain and stand^eside Christ, who never pronched «jB «hnl- Callty or a didacticism. WhafTJ7 you, O Wise-headed Ecclesiastio know about the decrees of God? Who cares a fig about your sublnpsnrlnnism or youi •upralapsarlanism. . What a spectacle we have in our denomination to -day; eommitteoa tryinc to pateh up - an old croed made two 01 throe hundred years ngo, so that it will fit on tho nineteenth century. Why do not our millinery establishments take out of tho garrets the coal- •cuttle bonnets which your great grandmothers wore and try to fit them on_the head of the modern maiden? on can not fix up a three hundred- year-old oreed so as to fit our time. Princeton will sew on a little piece, end Union Seminary will sow on a little piece, and Allegheny seminary and Danville seminary will sew on othei pieces, and by tho tlmo creed Is done It will be as variegated as Joseph's coat of many colors. Think of having to change an old creed to make it cleai that all infants dying go to Ileavenl I am so glad that the committees are go ing to let the babies In. Thank you. 80 many of them are already in that all the hills of Heaven look like a Sun day -sohool anniversary. Now, what U the use of fixing up a oreed which left -any .doubt on that Bubject? No mart has ever doubted that all in' i>i*«lSJittv<^ing go to Heaven, unless he be a Herod or a Charles Quitoau. I was Tho Christian church will have to change its tack, or it will run on the rocks of demolition. Tho world 's population annually increases fifteen million. No one pretends that half thot number of people are converted to God. Thore are more than twlco as many Buddhists as Protestants; more than twice asmuny Buddhists its Roman Catholics. Protestants, one hundred and thirty-five million; Catholics, one hundred and ninety -five million; Buddhists, four hundred million. There nro ono hundred and seventy-live, million Mohammedans and two hundred and twenty million Brahmins. Meanwhile, many of ttie churches aro only religious club houses, where 11 few people go on Sunday morning, averaging one person to a pew or one person to a half dozen pows, and leaving the minister at night to sweat through a Bormon with here and thcro a lone traveler, unless, by a Sunday evening sacred concert, ho can get out an nudlenco of respectable size. Tho vns ,t majority of tho church membership round the world put forth no direct effort for tho salvation of men. Did I sny there would have to be a change? 1 correct that and say, there will bo a change. If there bo fifteen million persons lidded every year to tho world's population, then, thero will bo thirty million added to tho church and forty million nnd fifty million nnd sixty million. How will it bo dono. It will bo done when the church will moot Christ on tho plain. Come down out of the mountain of excluslvencss. Como down out of tho mountain of pride. Como down out of tho mountlon of for inallsin. Como down out of tho mountain of freezing indifference. Old Or. Stephon U. Tong, great on earth nnd in Heaven once Raid to me: "I am in favor of a change I do not know what Is tho best way of doing things in the churches, but I know tho way wo aro doing now is not the best way, or tho world would bo ncaror its salvation than it seems to be." So I fuel; so wc all feel, that there needs >to be a change. Tho point at which we all como short is not presenting Christ on tho plain, Christ on the level with all the world's woes and wants and necessities. Tho full change will have to como from tho rising ministry. Wo now in tho field are too sot in our ways. We aro lumbered up with technicalities. Wo have too many concordances, and dictionaries, and encyclopedias, and systems of theology In our head to get down on tho plain. Our vocabulary is too frosted. Wo are too much under the domination of customs vegnant for many centuries. Tho universal trouble of the world is bereavement Ono may escape all the other troubles, but that no soul escapes. Out of thnt bitter cup •everyone must take u drink. For instance, in order that all might know how He sympathizes with those who have lost a daughter, Christ comes to tho houso of Jairus. There is such a big crowd around tho door, Ho and His disciples have to push their way in. From the throng of people I conclude that th girl muBt have been very popular; she was ono pf those children whom everybody likes. After Christ got in the houso there was suoh a loud weeping that the ordinary tones of voice could not bo heard. I«do not wonder. The dead daughter was twelve years of age. It is about the happiest tlmo In most lives. Very little children suffer many injustices because they aro children, and childhood Is not a desirable part, of human existence—they got whacked or set on. But, at t<vqlve years of age, the child has como to solf-assertion and is apt to -make hor wants known. And, thon, twelve years of ago is too early for the cares and anxieties of life. 80 this girl was, 1 think, the merriment of tho household. She furnished for them the mimicry, and tho harmless mischief, and rouBcd tho guffaw that often rang through that happy home, But, now she 1 B dead, and tho grief at her doparture is as violent as hor presence had been vivacious and inspiring. Ohl the boreavoment was so sharp, so overwhelming! How could they give her upl I suspeot that thoy blamed themselves for this or for that. Ohl il they had had some other doctor, or taken some other medicine, or had been more careful of hor health, or if they had not given her that reproof some opposed to overhauling the old creed at all, but .'now that it has been lifted up I time when she had not really deserved and Ha- imperfections set up in the it Oh, if they had been more patient eight of the world, I say overboard -with it and make a now creed. There MS*to-day in our denomination five ({;;>'•-'; bnndred men who could make a better I could make a better one mynolf. -JJ ; «?/AB we are now in progress of changing %,,'the oreed 'and no one knows what we *' ' "»re expeoted to believe, or will two or three years hence be expeoted to be <!^l|6Te,*I could not wait and so I have •^'•screed of my own, which I Intend to ^iabterve the rest of my life. I wrote it 4own in my- memorandum book somo M> months ago, and it reads as follows: ^'Jly oreed:. The glorious Lord. To trust Him, love Him, and obey Him, is all that is required. ' To that oreed I Invito all mankind. T. De Witt Tal•age." la there not aome mode of getting out oJ( the way these non-essentials, these riuperfluities, these divergencies, from itho 'main lasue? Is there not Bome'way with her hilarities and, instead of hush ing her, had participated in ltl You know there are so many things that parents always blame themselves for at aueh times. Only twelve years of agel So fair, so promising, so full of life 11 few days ago, and now so stilll Oh, what it .is to have a daughter dead) The room is full of folks, but yondor is the room where tho young sleeper is, The orowd can not go in thero. Only six persona entor—five besides Christ- three-friends and, of course, the father and mother. They have tho first right to go in. The heaviest part of the grief was theirs. All oyoB in that room aro on the face of this girl. Thera lay tho beautiful hand, white and finely shapen, but it was not lifted-in greeting to any of the group. Christ/stopped forward and took hold of that hand and said, with a tone and accentuation charged with tenderness and command:'"Damsel, »i tagging the ohuroh down out of the ( eay unto thee, arise!" And, without a mountain o(controversy and oohven- Eonallsmaud to put it on the plain where Christ atands? The present attl- H -tado of things is like thist In a famine" Struck district a table has been pro- vjjed and it la loaded with food enough tor all. The odors of the meats fill the M. B«erythlooigP»ready. The plat- tjap *r« fulL The ohalloes are fulL Hhe baskets of fruit are full. Why not le'V'the people in? The door 1 B open. XwV «t there 1 B a duster of wlae men blocfilng up the door, dlsouBsing the l$«teitttsof the caster standing mid- Stole.' They are shaklng'thoir fists, at JM* ,oU»er. One says there la too much 'u«»J»r m Urn* caster, nnd one aaya pre.U too much sweet oil, and an- rjaays *h ,ere \* not the proper, pro, ' red. pepper. I any: ''Get moment's delay, she arose, her eyes wide open, her oheeks turning from white lily to red rose, and the parents cry; "She livest she lives!" and in tho next room they take up the sound "She lives! she lives!" and the throng in front of the doorway repeat it: "She llvesl she lives!" Will not nil those who have lost a daughter feel that such Christ as that can sympathize? On another occasion,He showed how He felt about the loss of a son, Hero are the obsequies. A long prooossldn a widowed mother following her only son. I' know not how long the hus band and father hud been gone, but upon this son, who had now come to be a young man, the leadership of that houshold had fallen. I think ho had got to be the bread winner, Ho was proud on .<9&.na. pepper, , ....„.., r .w»» , rflW&* fttot tne hungry peo- of hu mo thor, and Bhe should never totVWW flur blessed ,Lotd i a(u5 B , nY th,ng as long as-he lived. And ; a; great • supper, and the ,.. „ J ftrt Wge l»»Ta been killed, ii|appm<-aU, tip vineyards'and ' "''"tyW* flWwn the table. 5* iWII there ia no grander spectacle on earth than .a young man standing between want and a widowed, roqther. Hut that: young man had fallen lifeless under ao< tydejit or disaster, and he was being car. rledoutT Only a very "few hours In fbat land are allowed to-pass between de- eeaaa aud*burlal. It "Is r the atftne day Christ uuuw the piMftsslou Ilia oyn must hnvo her homo reouilt." And. then looking into tho face of the young (for in those lands tho face is always exposed In such a procession), Christ speaks ono sentence, before which death fell prostrate under the bier: "Young man, I say unto tlioe, arise." He sat up, while tho overjoyed mother wrapped him in her arms, and well-nigh smothered him with her caresses, nnd tho air was rent with congratulations. Can anyono who has ever lost a son doubt that Christ sympathizer with such woe? And how many there o>-o who need that particular comfort. It was not hollow sentiment when, after Fdmund Burke, tho greatest orator of his time, had lost his son, and the bereaved father, crossing tho pasture field, met the horse that hud belonged to that deceased son, that the orator threw his arms around the horse's neck and kissed the dumb brute. It was not hollow sentiment when David, the psalmist, cried out at the news of his son 's death, although ho had been a desperately bad boy: "Oh, Absalom, my BOU ! my son! would Ood I had died for thee! Oh, Absalom, my son! my son," But for such and all other bereavement there is Divine condolence. Christ on the plain. I caro not from what sido you approach Him, you can touch Him and get His help. Is it mental depression you suffer? Remember him who Bald: "My Hod, my Ood, why hast Thou forsaken me?" Is it a struggle for bread? Roniumbor Him who fed the five thousand with two minnows and five biscuits, neither of tho biscuits larger than your fist. Is It chronic ailment? Remember tho woman who for eighteen years has bont almost double, and lie lifted her face until sho could look into the blue sky. Are you a sailor and spend your life battling with tho tempests? Remember Him who flung the tempest of Genesiireth flat on the crystal pavement of a quiot soa, Thnt Christ is in sympathy with all who have trouble with their eyes, and that is becoming an almost universal trouble through much reading in rail cors, and tho ovor-prcssuru of study in the schools where children are expected to bo philosophers at ten, boys and girls at fourteen with spectacles. I say with all such trouble Christ is in sympathy. Witness blind Bartiincus. Witness tho two blind men in tho house. Witness tho two blind men near Jericho. Witness tho man born blind. Did llo not turn their perpetual midnight into midnoon, till they run up and down clapping their hands and saying: "I see! I see!" That Christ is in sympathy with those who stammer, or have silenced ears, notice how promptly IIo came to that man with impediment of speech and gave him command of the tonguo so that he eould speak with ease, and, putting His I fingers into the ears, rotuned the tympanum. Is thero a lack of circulation in your arm, think of Him who cured tho defective circulation and inactive muscles of a patient who had lost the use of hand and arm, by saying. "Stretch forth thy hand!" and the veins and nerves and muscles resumed their offices, and though in doing so tho joints may have cracked from long dlsuso, and thero may have been a strong sensation from elbow to finger tip, he stretch it forth! And nothing . Is tho matter with you, but you may appeal to tho sympathetic Christ And if you feel yourself to bo a great sin•or, hoar what llo said to that ropont- Ing Magdalen, while with a scalding larcasm He dashed her hypocritical pursuers. And sco how no made an immortal liturgy out of the publican's cry, "God bo merciful to mo a sinner," n prayer so short that tho most overwhelmed offender can utter it, and yet long enough to win celestial dominions. It was well put by a man who had boon converted, and who remembered that In his dissoluto days lie found It hard to got occupation, because ho could not presont a certificate for good character. In commending ChriBt to tho people ho said: "Bless God, I have found out that JCSUB will tako a man without a character!" ChriRt on a level with suffering humanity. My text says: He came down with them and stood in the plain." No climbing up through attributes you can not understand. No ascending of the heights of beautiful rhetoric of prayer. No Btraining after elevations you can not reach. No hunting for a God that you can not find But going right straight to Him and looking into His face and taking His hand and nsking for His pardon, His comfort, His grace, His Heaven. Christ on tho level. When during the siege of Sebastobol an officer had commanded a private- soldier to stand on the wall exposed to tho enemy, and receive the ammunition as it was hand ed up, while he, the officer, stood in a place sheltered from the enemy 's guns, Qen. .Gordpn leaped upon the wall to help, and commanded the officer to follow him, and then closed with the words: "Never order a man to do anything that you are afraid to do yourself." Glory be to God, the Captain of our salvation has Himself gone through all the exposurea in which He commands us to be courageous. He has been through it all, and now offers His sympathy in similar struggle. One of tho kings of England one night in disguise walking the streetB of London,' and not giving account of himself, was arrested and put in a mlsorable prison. When releasee and getting back to the palace, ho ordered thirty tons of ooal and a largs supply of food for the night prisoners of London. Out'of hlB own experience that night he did this. And our Lord, the King aforetime endungooned, and sick, and hungry, und persecuted, and slain, out of Ills own experiences U ready to help all, and pardon, all, and comfort all, and rescue all, Ohl join Him in tho plain. As long as you stay np In tho mountain of your prldo you will got no holp. That is reason so many never find the salvation of the Gospel. They sit high up in tho Mont Blano of their opinion- aUvenoss, and they' have their opinion about God, and their opinion about the soul, and their opinion about eternity, Have you any 1 idea that youv opinion will have- any effect upon the two. ^tremendous facts™that you are. a aln> "neT) 1 and" that, Ohristg is ready »t your earnest prayer to save you? In the final day pf accounts, how ruuoh'wlU ypur 'ppjnion/ be worth?'' Your opinion^ will nqf be of .muoh\l.mnqvJfln'<)e \ef ore the blast of the!?ftroU.aM e l' a 'VHtipPei of, \U\um the plain, where you must meet Him or never meet, mm at nil, except ns you meet Him on the judgment throne. A Christ easy to get at! No nrmed sentinel to challenge you. No ruthless officer to scrutinize the papers you present. Immediate response. Immediate forgiveness. Immediate solace. Through what a struggle people must go to get a pardon from worldly authority! By what petition, by what hlndcrnncc, by what nervous strain of anxiety, bv what ndroltnnss. A count of Italy was condemned to bo put to death nt Milan. The countess, hearing of the sentence, hastened to Vienna to seek his pardon. The doatli warrant was already on its way. The countess, arriving in Vienna in tho night, hastened to the palnce cafes. The attendants forbade her entrance nt all, and especially at night, but she overcame them with her entreaties, and the empress was wakened and the countess pleaded before her for the life of her husband, and then the emperor was awakened to hoar 1 tie same plea. Commutation of sentence wifs granted, but how could sho overtake tho officer who hail started with the deatli warrant, and would slip bo too latu to save tho life of her husband? By four relays of horses, and stopping not a moment for food she readied tho city of Milan as her husband was on the way to the scaffold. Just in timo to savo him, and not a minute to spare, she canio up. You see there were two difficulties in tho way. The one was to get tho pardon signed, and the other to bring it to the right place in time. Glory bo to God, wo need go through no such exigency. No long road to travel. No pitiless beating at a palace gate. I'ardon here. Pardon now. Pardon for the asking. Pardon forever. A Saviour easy to get at. A Christ ou the plain! THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTE9. Queens county, Nova Scotia, bns elected Frank G. Forbes, liberal, to the dominion parliament on a platform of unrestricted reciprocity with the United States. The prince of Naples will start on n cur of Australia. Ho will be occom- |iini(d by nn cfliciul charged lo report on Auxtralia its a field f-'r Italian immigra- The German kaiser recently surprised iiis cooks nnd Bculliona by invading the imperinl kitchen without notice. Ho was "scorted, of course, by tho steward of the ousehold. Dr. Vein Holbein, tho new German minister, who has reached Washington, is a bachelor al.out fifty years old. Ho was ed- cattd in the universities of Heidelberg and Honn, and earned the degree of doctor of laws. Tho doctor joined tho German army at the beginning of tho Franco- Prussian war. In 1873 ho entered the diplomatic ton-ice, having previously been attached to tho department of justice at Berlin, ll'u first diplomatic appointment was as charge d' nffuircB at Pekin, From tliere ho was transferred to tho legation at Tokio, Jupan, in the same ca pucily. In 1878 ho was appointed minis- tci tho Agentino Republic, and in 1880 ho was made envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotcniury to Japan. HIB prin cipal work in Japan was the negotiation of the treaty defining'the terms upon which Europeans could settle in that country. PEHSONAI .I l'OINTS. INDIANAPOLIS street car men are npain out on a strike. NATUIIAI , gns has been discovered nt Mimico. nour Toronto. AT Monto, N. D., tho thermometer Monday registered 28 degrees below zero. WM . A. SMITH , a BOB'OII diamond dealer, has failed with liabilities of $30,000. CIIICAOO and Omaha capitalists have purchased a Bite nt Creston, Iown.on which to erect a pneking housb. II. W. MiTcnELL, a traveling man, died of blood poisoning at Bloomington, 111., Tuesday morning. COTTON growers lost money lust year, and are Batd to bo reducing the cotton acreage 50 per cent, this year. Paw. JOHN GII.MAKV SURA , LL D., the embolic scholar und histori'in. died Tuesday morning in Elizabeth, N J., aged G!). THK French portrait pninter, Henley, with his wife and daughter, have sailed for America. They will spend moot of their timo in Chicago. PIIIMP BitcoKS, a member of the New York stock exchnuge, has failed, with lia bilitirs amounting to 9400,000 and nomin ul assets. ON Wednesday night, Dr. Newman Horton, inventor of the reclining cbuir for railway cars, dk'd at Kansas City. He left n large fortune as a result of his invention. COLONEL WILLIAM B. SMITH has been dishonorably discharged from tho Penn sylvania Nutional Guards. A MiditoscorE is being mndo at Munich which will mugnily 11,000 diameters. It will bo exhibited at the world's fair. THK New York world's fair appropria tion bill was ivmcndid Friday in the assembly by a provision that the exhibit should be closed Sundays. FIVE trainB of Pullman cars filled witli legislators, foreign ministers and nowspa per men, left Washington Friday afternoon for Chicago. SAIIATI ALTIIEA TKIHIY , who dissnp po.ire,l at San Francisco while crazy, has been found nt the home of her old negro nurse. Tiih holding of a national conference of ndependent voters from all over tho norll is proposed by the Massachusetts reform club THE secret of tho withdsnwnl of tho Louisiana lottery from the fight for the renewal of its charter is said to be tho fact that it has made nrrangements to e* tahli-h itself in Mexico. OniTUAitY: At Coldwnter, Mien Editor George W. Sterns ngod seventy four.—At Vandnlia, 111., Ludwig Hausc man.—At Winona, Minn., Judge Daniel Evans, aged seventy-soven.—At Wooster Onio, Dr. 0. N. Stoddard, of Woostc- university, aged eighty. ngs, causing a loss estimated at l- r >0,000. AN explosion of crude retroleum gas in the facto.-y of the Artificial Ice company, Chicago, fatally injurod Peter Clark, the engineer, and seriously wounded three ther employe-'. Two trnnips were crushed to death in a collision on the Big Four near Indianapolis. A MF.TEOH three hundred feet in length reported to have fallen in Montana, urying forty head of cuttle and two Chinamen und imbedded itself 200 feet in the ground. AT Doluth, Minn., Monday, William Grooms, son ot S. C. Grooms, of Greencastle, Ind., was shot in tho breast by tho accidental discharge of a revolver. The wound iB regarded as a serious ono. CONOIIKSS. FOREIGN. Spurgeon used to employ help in preparing somo of his sermons and addresses. It is related that a gentlemnn who frequented tho British miiBCum use to find another man continually examining volumes of the fathers and the puritan divines. One day the first of these visitors said: "I suppose, sir, yon are preparing some work of great rofottrch?" "Oh," said tho other, "don't you know who I am? I am Surgeon's man. I get up for him all the most telling anecdotes from old or not generally accessible 'jookB." * * * Sir Morcll Mackenzie's household expenses were very great. He kept sixteen servants, beBidei a private coach for him self and another for his wife, and spent every cent of hiB $60,000 yearly income. Both the distinguished doctor and his wife were very fond of society, and their homo in London was tho resort of brilliant people. It was a rare thing for a caller to find them alone in the evening, and even then they were in full evoning dress, MIB . Mackenzie blazing with diamonds Tho doctor's three daughters are said to be very handsome girls und all ns fond of society as their parents were. » » » Tho oldest Unitarian minister now liv ing is probably Rev. Thomas Treadwtl! Stone, D. D., of Providence, who com pleted biB ninety-first year last week. Hi is vigorous enough to address a meeting of ministers, and did so last Monday. > * Louise Poraoroy, who if now playing the minor pm ta in n traveling theatrical company, is a striking instance of the mutations of fortune. Twenty years ago sbo-was the bride of "Brick" Pomeroy, formerly of Witconsin, and bad received from him as a wedding gift an opera house valued at $75,000. Mre. PomeVoy is now. the wife of the actor, Arthur El liott. ' Laura Bridgman's brain upon examination shows that remarkable woman probably bad in infanoy all of the Bouses wbioh she afterward lacked, sight, hearing, smell nnd taste, together with the power of speech. Up to the time of her illness at the age of two years, it is now apparent the brain -was normally developed, and thereafter grew unevenly. . • • * Walter Scott, Victor Hugo and Hon,. A 0, Gunter have mobed wealth by writing novels,/ An English novelist at tba top pf the tree on the feminine side, has applied for, a pension on the ground that she.oau'( mow than •l.MO a year, ijo,ve as s^e njay to bis «bilcl«tn;.v I -'And. neither^J: theni w&aJ tkouBkU'WutBubtt'i ''nuLlUhlng Mrfe ALONG A GREAT SEA. A Young Lady's Jaunt In Europe and Alonp; tli« Mediterranean Coast, Through a Wonderful Subterranean Passago Way Cnt Through Solid Roek. IIKNBY M. STANLEY has nrrived in Mcl bourne on his lecture tour. HENIIY WAHDLE , a member of the English house of commons, is dead. THE severe storms in Great Britain hindmost completely prostrated the land telegraph lines. THE members of the French Cabiaet hive decided to tender their resignation to President Carnot in it body. VESUVIUS is ngnin in a state of eruption and is sending a stream of lava into tho Atrio del Cavallo. A DISPATCH from Algiers states that Bovcn Arabs were killed by the caving in of the roof of a grotto in which they sought shelter. POLICE fired upon a crowd of Ra s San Lui-, Argentine, killing two persons and wounding twenty-four. MANY shipwrtcks are reported from the Irish coast as a rosult of the recent storms, and it iB believed that the loss of fe bus been considerable. A NEPHEW of the late Matthew Arnold, Dr. Hownrd Arnold, has committed suicide with prusBic acid in a fit of insanity caused by grip and sleeplessness. A BTitONQ Bhock of earthquake has been felt at Zarrafnbo, a market town of Sicily, twelve milcB north of Catania, on the eastern declovity of Mount Mina.. A K18HINQ boat foundered off tbe Irish coast Monday night and five of the crew were drowned, A schooner also went nshoro on the coast of the North Sea, but the crew were saved by a life-line und breeches buoy. TUESDAY , Feb. 10. SKNATK —Hills were piu-sed appropriating 800,000 for tho eroelion of n military store-house at Omaha, and half .a million for a public building at Suit L ike City. I he urgent deficiency bill was pussea. It adds to the $000,000 dificicucy in the census, 8o0,000 for tho division of farms, homes and mortgages. It increases the item of subsistence of the Sioux from 8115.540 to 8143,194. HOUSE .—'I ho Russian relief resolution was tabled and thuB permanently killed. The committee on elections of president and vice-president and members of congress, reported a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment for the 'ecliou of senators by tho people of the several states. Referred to the house calendar. A bill authorizing railwaj commies to grant reduced rutes to commercial travelers was culled up, but went over without action. Siiino tillibuslering was ndulged in to stnvo off consideration of tbe Bland frofi silver bill. WEDNESDAY , Feb. 17. SENATE.—A joint resolution was adopt ed requesting the president, to return to Mexico 21 battle flags, captured by the United States during the late war with republic. A resolution to inquire ns to tko practicability of tho acquisition of crrtain portions of Mexico, was indefinitely postponed. Tho following bills were parsed: Increasing the limit of tho cost of tho public building at St. Paul, Minn., to $1,410,000; increasing, to $800,000 the npprnpiiution for a public building at Omaha. Tho Idaho contested election case was then taken up, .Mr. Gray sup porting tho claim of Mr. Ciaggutt, and Messrs, Chandler and Pitluior defended Mr. Dubois' title to the scat, but no decided action was taken. HOUSE .—Tho house went into a committee of tbe whole, when a lengthy debate took pluce on tho Indian appropriation bill for tho school at Carlisle, Pa. The committee aroso without making any recommendation, when tho houso adjourned. TnuiisDAY, Fob 18. SENATE :—Mr Palmer of Illinois, stn ugly advocated un amendment to the constitution, by which United States senators hould be elected by a direct voto of the people. A bill was reported authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Illinois river near Havana, Illinois. Piffer, Perkins, Morrill, AIIIBOII , Hale, Daniels. Dolph and Turpie delivered eulogies on tbo late Senator Piumb, and the senate adjourned. HOUSE : Tho houso was called to order by speaker Crsip, who resigned the gavel to Mr. Richardson of Tenn. Tho president's message relative to tho Choctaw and Chickasaw claims was laid before the houso und read. Quito a lengthy discussion arose on tbo free silver bill. Mr. Iilund claiming that attempts were being mudo to array tho Grmui Army against the bill, but no notion was taken. Consideration of tbo Indian bill appropriating funds to the CurliBC school wut> resumed, but decision was reached. FIHDAY , Feb. 19. SENATE .—A resolution was presented rcquobtiug the president,to inform the senate of the proceedings recently had between repieBCntutives of Canada, the British government and tbo United States ns to arrangements for reciprocal trade with Canada, was referred to tbe committee on foreign relations. The bill to continue in force for ten jenrs all existing laws prohibiting and regulating tbe coming into this country of Chinese was taken from tbe calendar imd passed. Tho bill to provide a permanent system of high ii-• ,i:..._:„i „c ...,!,;„ ,„„„ Some Picturesque Towns and Villages of Old Italy, and Quaint Individualities. that of tho roses and jsssuamines the Holds are starred with flower, nnd the sca- brefz's buoy you up. Oiie finds oneself looki-rg abiiut for gentle Agnes and her gallant lover, or for hor poor ohl confessor, who loved hor against bis will, and many of the old pea'unt women remind one of watchful old Elsie. Mrs. Suine's charming story made us nil feel at home in Sorrento. Tho celo- br.ited poet Torquito Tusso was n nntivo of Sorrento. The house whero ho wni born nnd the rock on which it stood hnve been swallowed up by the sen, but. its ruins may still be seen. The town has 7,500 in- babitunts, but where thoy all luck themselves is impossible to tell. Tnere aro many tiny dove-cot* in the closo em- bruco of vines, flowers, and rocks, nnd thero nro simdl bouses which look GRIME. A NEGRO raviBher was burned at the stake in Arkansas, his victim lighting tho fire. CHAULES CUMMINQS , a Saviinnub negro, was banged Saturday morning for tbe murder of a fellow negro. THE bodv of an unknown young woman was found Friday morning in Oakland, a suburb of Pittsburg. She had been shot by some unknown person. FIVE toughs tried to rob tho conductor of a street car in St. Paul Sunday night, but only succeeded in wounding him and smashing the oar windows, GECKOS OAKLAND , township treasurer of Duncan township, Houghton count}-, Mioh., was arrested Thursday charged with embezzling public money amounting to over $40,000. AT Preston, Iowa, Fred B. Jaoobson, a carpenter, in destitute circumstances und despondent, threw himself in front of a freight train and was beheaded.' JACK CALVAIID , a merohnot living 15 miles from Tablequah, 1. T., was shot aud killed Monday by Sand Itowe, a Cherokee desperado. They had been drinking together and quarreled, THOMAS S. BLACK , sheriff of Franklin county, Mo., is $8,000 short in bis accounts. He has turned over bis property to biB bondsmen, who have made good the shortage. EDWAUD HOLDSHIP and Harry Barnard were arrested and taken to Elyria, 0., Tuesday for robbery and jail breaking committed when only 14 and 16 yeura old. respectively. They are members of gowi families, JOHN HYER , tho absconding Jersey City embezz'er, iwho eBoaped from Detective Calton aome days ago, buB voluntarily given himself up. A SFKCJIAL received at Dei ver, says that Sob Ford, the Blaver of Jesse James,, was shot and killed Wednesday during a row In a saloon at Oreed, Col., a new mining town. . ; - t • ' PIRBJ3 AND O A8TJALTIB& PH »,qi»,fche largest pf the D P UWWS -V,FaHg,ofl3oto|' causing a 1.0KB •^n^y» wit* ways in tho district of Columbia was taken up, but without uctian, tbe senate adjourned until Tuesday. > HOUSE .—The discussion of the free silver bill was resumed, mi exciting dubute being participated in between Measis. Bl :iid and Hurler, the former favoring its passage, and tho lattor strongly opposing it. The bouse then went into committee of ho whole on tbe private culendur, and after some timo spent thorein arose, and adjourned until Feb. 23d. T1IKORV AND JHtACTlGK. How Aluny Mlnltiir ltej^louH Iiuve Ileen Located With Little Kxpeme. For the sake of illustrating the difference between tbe practical man and theorist, let us suppose two persons visiB tho northern peninsula of Miohigan cooking for iron. The oie runs along blindly, tukes up with every good show, und mine.'lie result is, he either makOH a happy strike by mero accident, or spends thousands of dollars in useless search. Tho other has studied electricity, and knows that certain ores of iron ure magnetic Ho understands also that these ores will x <rt their influence through any amount ot superincumbent eurth. Consequently no provides himself with a dipping-needle and compass, and by the operation of those tells whero a bed is located, its approximate depth, and probable amount of material. To proveut being deceived by tho inaguetio schists in that region, by meapB of his dipping-needle ana compass bo traces up the bed until he finds an outcup. Thus have been located at . ittle ejpense, uwuv of the mining rcaibu 's of that locality. What an achieve went is this, of the so-called praotical man I—Popular Science Monthly, Quietly Done. Brown is a fellow who loves to put himself forward on all occasions. Not long a«o he engaged a stronger in conversation in a botellobby, and after a few minutes he remarked: "Excuse me, but your name, please?" . "Brown," replied tbe stranger graciously. "Ah, mine is Brown also," he chirrup ed, with a pleasant smile. The stranger's face was imperturbabla. "Pleased to meet you, Mr.. Also," be said very quietlv, and Brown WAS flabergasted —Detroit Free Press. Warm Water for tbe Cows, V of, Roberts of Cornell Uni pretty claims that warm water at a very low expense saved him 14 per cent of the' food fed to bis dairy cow, John Boyd of Chicago, tells us that it increased hiB cow's milk flow SJ5 percent, to warm tbe water up to blood beat. Prof, Shelton, ot the state agricultural college, says (bat it saves J 2 u W oentofthff food to warm the water m J >ftoow»». , H- 0- Adftmn, superlnten dent WiWionjita lnsMute.tnaya that in ibis e*perienovU hwiutweajed/ bis flow at lew 2$ per vent Almost all Americans who visit Naples go on to the ruins of Pompeii, old Pompeii that we all know 83 much about. We nre not only drawn there by its tragic history but Bulwer has invested it with romance, and romance is dear to tho heart of even go-ahead, sensible, nineteenth con tury Ainericun*. But why do you turn back here? Why not go to La Cava, a village near the Mediterranean. Tliere von find cabs waiting to take jou over that wonderful road hewn in the rocks, and frequently supported by galleries nnd vast viaducts, a 'ong thu shores of tho Mediterranean through many thriving Italian villages to Amalfi. 'ihoso who hayo traveled over tnis road remember it ns a dream of enchantment. On ono side of you lies tho great shining sea, chunyiug color us it moves on its journey of endless rolling. Near tho land its waters ire pale emerald, farther out they deepen into blue, then into purple, and again toward tho horizon line they fade into misty gray. On tbo other side the Bhores rise abovo the sea in bold precipices, worn into fantastic shapes by the action of tbo wave*. As tbu rouil winds rOund promontories whose mountain -heights aro crowned by whito villages square watch-towers (erected under Charles V. as a protection against pirates —now many art used in dwelling,) and silvery olive groves, every now and then you came upon rapid, rushing mountain streams dashing recklessly down from above you into tho enchanting sea. The steep hills seemed piled up to the sky and although tho stones are generally somewhat bare in ninny places they uru laid out, in terraces cultivated with some form of vegtahio wealth or planted with vines olives, lemons an other fruit treos, tbo untamable rockB are coveted with crimson gilly- flowers, golden broom and ot!: wild things. You pass villages whose gardens and orange orchards make the air heavy with their perfume and rose hedges sometimes fall in u cascade of bloom over the walls. Everywhere there is a dreamy stillness and your heart goes out. in awo and thankfulness to God for tho wonderous gifts. AH tho son sets nnd sheds its last pink rays on nil around you, you urn first thrilled and then you seem to bo filled with that "peace which passeth all understanding." From Salornor tho rond ascends and near Veiln crosses a valley by a stono bridgo. On a hill is Anito, the next village is tho pic tun squely situated fishing village of Cclara extending along tbo bottom of a narrow ravine, it is mentioned in tho history of tbu invasions of the Saracens and was tho first place whero thoy settled. You pass through Mujori, with its tor raced lemon plantations, nnd Minori, u clean little village which wus once tho arsenai of Amalfi. Near Minori lies Atrani at the entranco to a ravine, one of tho largest and most picturesquo of the villages through which you pass. An odd pile of bouses huddled together in a heap, set off by a campanil or two and almost in the sea. What: fancy Ituliurs have for living in bunches, Not fer from Atrani ia Amulfi. Whoevei dreamed of a ptacu BO quaint, so different from all the world as is Amalfi, nestled in tho rocks on tbo coast of the Mediterranean. Longfellow wrote: "Sweet ttie memory Is to me Ol a land beyond the nes, Where umlu her mulberry trees Hits Amallllnthe heat, Bathing *ver hor white feet In tho nucleus summer Keas." Our hotel, the Albergo dei Cuppuccini, hung over tho soa, and as I stood on the veranda, looking down upon tbe broad stono landing, which was dry us tho sea was calm. 1 could sec a score of Italian babies, chaperoned by brothers and sisters not much older than thomselvos, in ul' stageB of filth and poverty, happy nnd con tented as thoy scrambled ana fought over tho copperB thrown to thom by some Auier ican standing near me, Many of tho little girU who bad not noticed tbe coppers were sitting in groups und "playing jacks" with some stones, as our little girls do. An old monk came along trying to lead a small but stubborn niulo into the bay. He pulled one way, tho mule tho other, which amused me immensely, but the monk was i,ot at all amused, and he wus still p tieniy pulling when I "-as called away. Wo climbed tbe steep hill on donkeys to the old Capauchin Monastery,now deserted by tbe nioims and usod us purb of tbe hotel. There wo found a long walk with brokon columns on either sido and shaded by grapevines, the walk, and the magnili cent view from it of the surrounding mcuntains and rocks, the many terraces, the ancient cathedral built of alternate layers of black and white stone, and resting on seven antique columns from Poe- fctnm and its campanile. The old monastery, the many quaint pearl-white villas and the restless Ben are indeed worthy of tbe enthusiasm of artists und poets, and no wonder our Longfellov- ioved the spot. Amalfi is a small but lively town with 7,000 inhabitants, whose lot' occupations ure tbo munufaoture ot paper, Boap, and macouroni, In the early part of tbe middle nges it was a prosperous seuport, rivaling Pm and Genor, and had 50,000 iuhabitauts, Flavio Giojn, who is said to have invented the compass, was born here. When we were ready to leave Auiulti we found a large row -bout manned by four sturdy Italian oarsman ready to take us to Prujano. We climbed in and were soon moving rapidly along to the musioof an Italian bullud sang by tbe strong, rich voioes of our oarsaien. The one who led the singing was a tall, strong, splendid specimon of manhood; his black curls peeped out from under a fur cap aud clustered around his ears, and formed a little fringe over his forehead; ho woro gold rings in bis ears, and hiB great black eyes grew molaoojhlly or mischievous according to what, he sang; now and then he dropped his oar aud illustrated his song by gesticulation, ' -" Merrily we glide along, an Italian flag flying at one end of the ooat, our American flag at the' other, until we reached Prujano. The crew seemed as sorry to part with us as we were to their sweet, rioh voioes, so full of passion and pathoB. Tho Adonis of the srew kissed my mother's band and begged her in Italian to recommend him, . -It seemed a short drive from Prajano to Sorrento. Tbe old town is on ft bigb plateau which stretches into tbe sunny waters sf the' Mediterranean! it U guarded on every side by a barrier of mountains, wbioh defend it from bleak winds. Hore groves of oranges and lemons All tbe.a<r with their perfume; which blend* ^th but wo puzzled our make room for 7,500 most like vaults, brains in vain to ople. Tho nnrrow, crowded together, abruptly ending and abruptly beginning streets, lent, though paved with cobble-stones and all the little shops, some whero wood curved and inb.idand soid, others whoso loors and windows are decorated with linn sashes and purses for sale, nnd still hers where little is done, reuiinjod us of 1-fushinned p.ctur.s. Tho interior of ir hotel, tho Trauionluco, wns quito ilatial and so large that I lost myself it more than once; there were not many Americans there, but any English people nnd newly mar- oil Germans, with their bright wed- ing rini;s, and some Italian visitors. My ighhor ut tho table d'hote, a white- mired Italian woman who always Appeared to lie overdressed, turned to mo and Biiid: Are)ou KnglishV" "No," I answerod, we nro Americans." "Ah," she said: from New York V "No," I answered gain, "from Chicago." "All! Shekago!" smiled and she continued: "What nico fut hair you have, and jour sister, too." turned to repeat tho compliment to my ster, and she to tell her husband, a handsome old nobleman, that we were not Eng- sh. but from Shekago, etc." • With sighs of regret at parting with beautiful o'd Sorrento.we descended to tho steamer through a long, damp winding, subterranean passage-way cut in the solid •ck under the hotel, and embarked for Capri. To our surprise wo met acquaintances on board, nnd, as is always the case abroad, wu were as delighted lo meet as if w_e had been old friends, and became better acquaintances in half an hour than in all tbu j-eers we had lived within a few blocks of each other. Before reaching the landing place of Capri we left the steamer and climbed into mall boats to enter the Blue Grotto. Tho utiance, which appears lo bo a small hole in I ho side of a mountain, is three feet in wight, and unless the wind is from the right direction it is impossible to enter. The men warned us, and we all lay flat on our backs in the bottom of our boats nnd entered tho grott i on the next wave. Inside we found the rocks abovo aud all around us blue as the heavens when they ire bluest, nnd sparkling liko diamonds. Tins water also was blu•> and an brilliant as tire rocks above; the iffoct was d .zzling. We looked at each other, and we were all due. Thu boatmen offered to dive for a to show how blue they would look. Our voices sounded hollow and far off, and we felt as if wo were iu Aladdin's cave. The Blue Grotto is tho most celebrated of lie caverns in tbe steop rocky shores of Capri. Wo left tho cave, scrambled into the steamer again, and went on to the landing place, Marina Grande. Tho younger members of our party mounted donki-ys. Tnere is a gait peculiar to the donkoy of Capri, 1 um sure, One man, although lie was my countryman, amused me particularly. The day wus damp and rainy, and mounted on his litllo beast, a high silk hut on his head, his overcoat hanging over the donkey's back, his kodak jumping up and down HB thu donkoy trotted, jis trousors up to his knees, his gray worsted stockings and a suspicion ot elastics and undeillanuol exposed, he held tlr) reins in onu hand und an umbrella over bis head with the other. We bad just finished taking riding lessons and manugod with difficulty to rise in our stirrups, except now and thon whon wo met our poor beasts half way. Our donkeys nsceuded sumo steep, narrow stops and wo managed with not a little discomfort to roinuin in our saddles. Our guides begged : UB to buy coral UB we bobbed und jerked up tho Bteps, His impossible to imagine slioets more picturesquo than tho narrow ones in Capri, tropical foliage of all kinds growing on or peeping over the high WUIIB on either sido, tho mysterious gutewnys and tho dark- ,-yed Italians, old and young, with basketB of vegetables or jugs on their heuds, wandering up and down. Tho viow from the town of Capri of tho wholo island with its ancient ruins, tbo Gulf ot Capri, und the Peninsula of Sorrento, und to sco tbo Tarantella danced, is well worth a long, rough ride. Capri (Cuprcae), meaning island of goats, has 4,900 inhabitants and the poople of the two small towns, Capri and Anurapri, mako red und white wines in abundance. The inhabitants support thomselvos partly by the production of oil und wine und by fishing, but thoir largest souice of revenue is from tbe strungorB who visit tho island to tho number of 30,000 yearly. Tho natives sometimes emigrate to South America, but they generally returned to Cupri. in 1803 during the Napoleonic wars Capri was captured by a miniature Giorattar. However, in 1808 it was recaptured. Wo dosconded in grout haste, as the steamer was waiting, and had only a few moments to go into tho cafe of an old hotel and out on the bat- , cony overhanging the sou to eat und learn for outsalves bow bad tho Cupri oysters ure and to load ourselves with tbo delicate pink coral and fly for the steamer. When at lust wc saw Vesuvius wilh its two lotty peaks shrouded in soft clouds of blue una purplo mists blending with its ascending vapors, and Naples uud its suburbs at its base, gloaming iu tho distunco, we felt at home apain. ideally beau tiki'., crowded, dirty, ill-smelling, charming Nupoli,— Tallulah Powol!,.in Chicago later Ocean, SI STEM. The Advantages nf Melliod in the Oondaoi of llu»luu>». . "Brick" Ponieroy U thu most methodical man I ever knew, He lias a perfect system of business, or about as nearly perfect as weak human nature cun get things. Among other things he has a complete register of business letters received for years—somo 19 000 odd—and can refer lo uny letter of tbe lot on any subject within half a minute. He sa>s a clear system rigidly adhered to will enable one man to do as much in a given time as two or three men oan do in tbe usual wiiv. Besides' this, when business grows it still gives thnt one man complete mastery of tho details without overtaxation of tbe powers of endurance. ' In the language of a celebrated lawyer, be finds it more valuable to know where to look for anything than to remember what it is.—N. Y, Herald. In old age Que sees tart her and clearer than younger poople do, It is like living, oualull top, from -whence tba upa and downB of lite appsa^in their just proportions, gnd every way one looks, oue beholds, as-it were, "tho crooned made straight, and the rough- places, plain,"—Miss Mulookj • , Fair words break words many a ono. never a bona, foul

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