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/ PUBLISH*) IVSBT SATURDAY r. W. BT7BDI0K. TERMfl: tt.00 Per Tear, Strictly la Advanoo. The Be* Aitertiitng Medium to reach the four north-eastern eountiet. Offlc* Southwest Corner Lawler tnd Tlldcn Sis W. N. BURDICK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1892. NUMBER 4, 9h l0j&tott!*Hoi*&. ADVERTISING RATES: T IM* t in. 3 In. i In. H col """ 1 col. 1 w«*k .... |t 00 11 60 ft 50 *l 0Q $f, 00 $10 00 I weeks ... 1 60 8 25 8 75 5 75 8 CO 18 W S week* ... 2 00 8 00 8 00 7 50 10 On IS 00 1 month .. a 50 8 75 0 85 9 as ia oo 19 00 8 month*. 1 00 4 50 g on 11 75 17 00 as oo S months •. 4 00 6 25 11 2> 18 00 II! 00 85 09 4 months.. S 60 8 00 15 00 20 00 32 On ISO OO 1 year 10 00 18 00 18 0> 30 CO 15 00 80 00 DuRiut 'R* cartl* not exceeding IWo lines, f .V •>> ffftl fulreittomipnta nt Ir^/il rates. AdvnrtiRe- inentn hisi'rteri with no specific Mine will be puhlisbo 1 iint'l order** 1 out nn«* *ha»-(?«cl for ao- conJJni-ljr. All bills p:i}-fiM> quiirterlf. TIIKKK TAI:::;!\ACLES. Rev. Dr. Talmng-o's Story of Trials | and Triumphs, Told In i»n Anniversary Discourse Dellr •rod In Colobratlon of 111* Twenty- Three Years of Completed rj&lior In Ilrooklyn. Tho following 1 discourse was delivered by Rev. T. DcWltt Talmnge on th« twenty-third anniversary of his settlement In Brooklyn.ln which he presented •omc historic facts. His text was: Let ns mako throo taboroaclos.—Luko ix., 83. Our Arab ponies were almost dead with fatigue ns In December, IS80, we rode near tho foot of Mount llermon in tho Iloly Land, the mountain called by one "a mountoln of ice;" by unotlier "a glittering; breastplate of ice;" by an other "the Mont Wane of Palestine." Its top has an almost unearthly brilliance. Rut what must it have been in tho time to which my text refers. Peter and James and John were on that mountain top, with Jesus, when, suddenly, Christ's face took on the plow of the noon-day sun, and Moses and Elijah, who had been dead for centuries, came out from the heavenly world and talked with our Saviour. What an overwhelming; threel Moses, representing; the law, Elijah, representing- tho prophets, end Christ, representing; all worlds. Impetuous Peter was so wrought upon by the presence of this wondrous three, that without waiting; for time to consider how preposterous was tho proposition, he cried out: "Let us mako three tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses and one for Elijah." Where would they get the material for building; one tabernacle, much less material enough to build two tabernacles, and still less, how would they get tho material for building three? Where would they get tho hammers? Where tho gold? Where tho silver? Whore tho curtains? Where the costly adornments? Hcrmon Is a barren peak, and to build one tabernacle in sxieh a placo would have been an undertaking beyond human achievement; and Peter was propounding tho impossible when he cried out in enthusiasm: "Let us build three tabernacles." And yet that is what this congregation has been called to do and has done. The first Brooklyn tabernacle was dedicated in 1870 and destroyed by fire in in 1673. Tho second Brooklyn tabernaclo was dedicated in 1874 and destroyed by fire In 1880. The third Brooklyn tabernacle was dedicated in April, 1801, and in that we are worshiping to-day. What sounded absurd for Peter to propose, when ho said on Mount llermon, in tho words of my text: "Let us build thrco tabernacles," wo have not only done, but, In the mysterious providence of God, were coinpeled to do. Dr. Talmago then spoke of what he termed the unjust criticism of those who did not know tho facts in regard to tho struggles of his church and what its members had contributed in money to tho cause of God. Ho also stated that during tho past two years ho had not accepted any salary from tho church, and, In addition to giving his services gratuitously, had let tho church have six thousand dollars for building purposes. Continuing, he said: I have preached hero twenty-three years, and I expect, if my life and health are continued, to preach here twenty- three years longor, although we will all do well to remember that our breath Is In our nostrils, and any hour wo may be called to give an account of our stewardship. All we ask for tho future is that you do your best, contributing all you can to tho support of our institutions. Our best days are yet to come; our greatest revivals of religion, and our mightiest outpourings of tho Holy GhOBt. We have got through Red sea and stand to-day on the other bank clapping tho symbols of victory. Yes, twenty-three years have passed since I came to Iivo in Brooklyn, and they have been to me eventful years. It was a prostrated church to which I came, a church so flat down it could drop no further. Through controversies which it would be UBOICSS to rehearse, it WOB well-nigh extinct, and for a long while it had been without a pastor. But nineteen members could be mustered to sign a call for my coming. As a committee was putting that call before me, in an upper room in my bouse in Philadelphia, there wore two other committees on similar errands from other churches in other rooms, whom my wife was entertaining and keeping apart from unhappy collision. The auditorium of the Brooklyn church to whioh I came defied all the laws of occoustlcs; the church had • steeple that was the . derision of the town, and a high box pulpit which shut in the preacher as though he were dangerous to be let loose, or it acted as a barricade that wu unnecessary to keep back the people, for they were so few that a minister of ordinary muBolo could have kept back sR who wore there. My first Sabbath In Brooklyn was a sad day, for I did sot realize how far the ohuroh was down until then, and on the evening of that day my own brother, through whose pocket I entered the ministry, died, and tho tidings of bis decease "reached me at six o 'clock in the evening, as I was to preach at half -past seven, But from that day, the blessing of God was on us, and in three months we be. fan the enlargement of tho building. Before the close of that year, we resolved to construct tho first tabernacle. It was to be a temporary strnoture, and, therefore, we called it a tabernacle, instead of a temple. What should be the stylo of architecture was the immediate question. I had always thought thai the amphltheatrioal -shape would be appropriate for a church, Two distinguished architects wore employed, and, after muoh hovering over designs, they announced to me that such a building was impossible, for religious purposes, as It would not bo churchly; and would subject themselves and ue to ruinous criticisms in othor . words, they were not ready for a revor iutiw in ohuroh awbiteoture. Utterly ~t disheartened as to my favorite style of \ -architecture' I raid to the trustees; ' ^Bn^d anything you please, and I must m and there is no uso in your trying." Ho Bald: "I can do it. How long can I have to make out tho plans?" I said: 'Thisevening at eight o 'clock every-' thing is to be decided." At eight o'clock of that evening tho architect presented his plans, and the bids of builder and mason were presented and in five minutes after the plans were presented they were unanimously adopted. So that I would not be in the way of the trustees during the work, I went to Europe, and when I got back tho church was well-high done. But here came in a staggering hinderancc. We expected to pay for the new church by tho sale of the old building. Tho old one hod been sold, but just at the time we must have the money the purchasers backed out, and wu had lv,i. . . money, liy the ln-lp of I !ud t-n.l tin- ,r- domitalilu and unpura ili-U-il rn.-r.-j- m our trustees (here and there one u( them present to-day, but tho inont iu a better world), we got the building ready for consecration, and on September 25, 1870, morning and evening dedicatory services wore held, and in the afternoon the children, with sweet and multitudinous voices, consecrated the place to God. \ Twenty thousand dollars were raised ' that day to pay a floating debt. Iu the' morning old Dr. Stephen II. Tyng, the , glory of tho Episcopal church and tho Chrysostom of the American pulpit, preached a sermon which lingered in its gracious effects as long as the building j stood. Ho read enough out of the Episcopal prayer book to keep himself from being reprimanded by his bishop fi r preaching at a non-Episcopal service, and wo, although belonging to another denomination, responded heartily, as though we wero used to tho liturgy, "Good Lord, deliver us!" During the shoit time we occupied that building wo had a constant downpour of religious awakening. Ilosan- nahl Ten million years in Heaven will havo no power to dim my memory of the glorious times'we had in that first tabernacle, which, because of its invasion of the usual style of church architecture, was called by some "Talmage's Hippodrome," by others, "Church of the Holy Circus," and by other mirthful nomenclature. But it was a building perfect for acoustics, and stood long enough to have its imitation in all the largo cities of America and to completely revolutionize church architecture. Peoplo saw that it was tho common-sense way of seating an audience. Instead of putting them In an angular church, where each one chiefly saw tho back part of somebody else's head, tho audience were arranged in semicircle, so that they could see each other's faces, and tho auditorium was a great family circle seated around a fireplace, which was tho pulpit. It was an iron structure, and, wo supposed, fireproof, but the Insurance companies looked at it, and, after wo had gone too far to stop in its construction, they declined to insure it except for a mere nothing, declaring that, being of iron, if the inflammable material between tho sheets of iron took fire, no engine hose could play upon it. And they were right. During those days, wo educated and sent out from a lay college under our ohagc, some twelve hundred young men and women, many of them becoming evangelists and many of them becoming regularly ordained preachers, and I meet them in all parts of the land toiling mightily for God. Ono Sunday morning in December, 1873, tho thermometer nearly down to zero, I was on my way to church. There was an excitement in tho street and much smoke in the air. Fire engines dashed past. But my mind was on tho sermon I was about to preach, until someone rushed up and told mo that our church was going up in tho same kind of chariot that Elijah took from the banks of tho Jordan. That Sunday morning tragedy, with its wringing of j bands, and frozen tears on the cheeks of many thousands standing in the' street, and the crash that shook the' earth, is as vivid as though it were yes- 1 terday. But it was not a perfect loss. AU were anxious to do something, and,' as on such occasions sensible peoplo are apt to do unusual things, one of ths| members, at the risk of his life, rushed in among tho fallen walls, mounted the' pulpit and took a glass of water from' the table and brought it in safety to' the street. So you see it was not a' total loss. Within an hour from many churches came kind invitations to' occupy their buildings, and hanging against a lamp-post, near the destroyed building, before twelve o'clock thai morning, was a board with the inscription: "The Congregation of Brooklyn Tabernacle Will Worship To-night in Plymouth Ohuroh." Dr. Beecher mad* the opening prayer, whioh was full oi commisseratlon for me and my homeless flock, and I preohed that night the sermon that I Intended to preach that morning in my own church, the text concerning the precious alabaster bos broken at the feet of Christ, and Bure enough we had one very precious broken that day. We were as a church, obliterated, "But, arise and build," said many voloesT Another architect took the amphltheatrioal plan of » ohuroh, whioh, in the first instance, was necessarily somewhat rude, and developed it into an elaborate plan that was immediately adopted. ' But how to raise the money for suoh an expensive undertaking was the question—expensive not because of any senseless adornment proposed, but expensive because of the immense size of the building needed to hold our congregation. It was at that time when for years our entire country was suffering, not from a 'financial panic, but from that long- continued financial depression whioh all businessmen remember, as the cloud hung heavy year after year and commercial establishments without number went down. Through what struggles we passed the eternal God and some brave souls today remember. Many a time would I have gladly accepted calls to some other field, but I could not leave the flock in the wilderness. At last, after in the intorregum having worshiped in our beautiful academy of music, on the morning of February 83, 1874, the anniversary of the Washington who conquered impossibilities, and oo the Sabbath that always celebrates the resurrection, Pr, Byron Sunderland, chaplain vJhtf «W »«™*>» • youM wowteotj of the United States senate, thrilled us •W$;at Wto«fft «}4 Wked if we ^^j, fln4 through with a dedicatory rejected a V^Jot^rjhWKh, Mrmon fr 0m jjaggai, H„ 9; "The g>ry KSwi-? h ^ abater, wyfrm , been Jala by the tUustrlowand now m ' 1 JJWr* ' ttonvdDr:iren»u»Priji^^ *fedtaMiRm- form on' P^lcatUgMy, A njpng 0 tw Wutj "lMjjh J^.powUptft of the PwP^t .^K^ij Dr. Cook, of the Methodist church; Mr. Beeeher, of the Congregational church, ond Dr. French, of the Presbyterian church, nosannahl Another thirty- five thousand dollars was raised on that day. The following Sunday throo hundred and twenty-eight souls wero received into our communion mostly on confession of faith. At two other communions over five hundred souls joined at each one. At another ingathering six hundred and twenty-eight BOUIO entered this eommuion, and so many of those gathered throngs havs already entered Heaven that wo expect to feel at homo when we get there. Myl Myl Won 't we be glad to BCC them—tho men and women who stood by us in days that were dark and days that wero jubilant. Hosannah! Tho work done in that church on Schermerhorn street can never bo undone. What self-sacrifices on the part of many, who gave almost till the blood camel What hallelujahs! What victories! What wedding marches played with full organl What baptisms! What sacramentsl What ob- sequiesl One of them was on a snowy Sabbath afternoon, when all Brooklyn seemed to sympathize, and my oldest bearing my own name, lay beneath tho pulpit in the last sleep, and Florenco Rice Knox sung, and a score of ministers, on and around the platform, tried to interpret how it was best that ono who had just como to manhood, and with the brightest worldly prospects, should bo taken, and we loft with a h';art that will not cease to ache until we meet whore tears never falL r i hal .seeuii'i taiK -iiiu ii-: V.'hi.t, n Stupendous reminisi -en.-e, but if the Peter of my text had known what an undertaking it is to build two tabernacles, ho would not havo proposed two, to say nothing of three. As an anniversary sermon must needs be somewhat autobiographical let me say I havo not been idle. During tho standing of those two tabernacles iif ty -two books, under as many titles, made up from my writings, were published. During that time, also, I was permitted to discuss aU the great questions of the day in all the great cities of this continent, and in many of them many times, besides preaching and lecturing ninety-six times in England, Scotland and Ireland, in ninety-four days. During all that time, as well as since, I was engaged in editing a religious newspaper, believing that suoh a periodical was capable of great usefulness, and I have been a constant contributor to newspapers and periodicals. Meanwhile all things had become easy in tho Brooklyn tabernacle. On a Sabbath in October, 1880, I announced to my congregation that would in a few weeks visit tho Holy Land, and that tho officers of tho church had consented to my going, and the wish of a lifetimo was about to bo fulfilled. Tho next Sabbath morning, about two o 'clock, or just after midnight, a member of my household awakened me by saying that there was a strange light in the sky. thunder-storm had left tho air full of electricity, and from horizon to horizon everything seemed to blazo. But that did not disturb me, until an observation taken from tho capola of my house declared that the second tabernacle was putting on red wings, scouted tho idea, and turned ovor on the pillow for another asleep, but a number of excited voices called me to the roof, and I wont up and saw clearly defined in tho night the fiery catafalque of our second Tabernaclo. When I saw that, I said to my family: "I think that onds my work in Broolc- lyn. Surely tho Lord will not call minister to build three churches in ono elty. The building of ono ohuroh gen- eraUy ends tho usefulness of a pastor, how can anyone preside at tho building of throo churcheB?" But, before twenty -four hours had passed, we wero competed to cry out, with Peter of my text: "Let us build three tabernacles." We must havo a homo somewhere' The old site had ceased to be the center of our congregation, and the center of the congregation, as near as wo could find it, is where wo now stand. Having selected the spot, should wo build on it a barn or a tabernacle beautiful and commodious? Our common Benso, as well as our religion, commanded the latter. But what push, what industry, what Bkill, what self -sacrifice, what faith in God, wore necessary. Impediments and hinderanees without numboi were thrown in the way, and had it not been for the perseverance oi our church officials, and the prayers of millions of good souls in all parts of the earth, and the blessing of Almighty God, the work would not have been done. But it is done, and all good people who behold the structure feel in their hearts, If they do not utter with their Hps, "How amiable are Thy tabernaoles, O Lord of Hosts.'' On the third Sabbath of last April thil ohuroh was dedicated, Dr. Hamlin, oi Washington, preaching an inspiring sermon. Dr. Wendell Prime, of Nevi York, offering the dedicatory prayer, and some fifteen clergymen during thi day taking part in the services. Ho sannahl And ,now,as I stand here on my twenty- third anniversary, I see two audiences The one is made up of all those whe have worshiped with us in the past, but have been translated to higher realms What children—too fair and too gwtx* and too lovely for earth—and the Lord took thorn, but they seem present to day. The croup has gone out of the swollen throat, and the pallor from the oheek, and they have on them thi health and radiance of Heaven, Hal) groups of glorified childrenl How glad 1 am to have you come baok to us to-day And hero sat those aged ones, who de parted this life leavlug an awful vaeanoyln home and ohuroh. When are your staffs, and whore your graj lockB, and where your stooping shoulders, ye. blessed old folks? "Oh!" thej say, "wo are all young again, and th« butli in tho riverfront under the Throw has made us agile and bounding, It the place from which wo como, they use no stuffs, but sooptorsl" Hall, father! and mothers In Israel; how glad wear* to huvc you oome baok to greet us, But tho other audidenoe I see in imag- nation, is made up of all those to whom we have * hud opportunity as a ohuroh, directly or indirectly of presenting the Gospel, Yea, all my parishes seem tig oome book to -day. The people of my first charge in Belleville, N. !f, Tht people of- my * second- oharge )u Synv cuise, N. Y, The people of my third .charge in Philadelphia And th» JWta?- a* , »W ' wm .Pwok- frs labejpwies,. book >«t ftem? ' all thB ^..whP)» 1 , ! thiOTgb; „,._ drcd galleries, in thousand high. I greet them all in your name, and in Christ's name, nil whom I have confronted from my first sermon in my first village charge, where my Hps trembled and my knees knocked together from affright, speaking from tho text, Jeremiah i., 0: "Ah, Lord God, behold I can not speak, for I an a child!" untH the sermon I preach to-day from Luko 33: "Lotus mako three tabernacles;" those of the past, the present, all gathered in imagination, nnd if not in realty mercies, all of us sorry for misimproved opportunities, all hopeful for eternal raptures; and, while tho visible and Invisible audiences of the present and the past commingle, I give out to bo sung by those who are hero to-day, nnd to bo sung by those who shall read of this scene of reminiscence and congratulation, that hymn which has been rolling on since Isaac Watts started It one hundred and fifty years ago: rid THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. Our God, onr help in ngos pnst, Our hope for years to como; Our sucltor from tho stormy bloat, And oar otoruat homo. THE negroes of ClarV county, Ark., are said to bo planting an exoJus to Africa. DtiioxuiKH OENKIIAL Thomas W*. Sweeney, retired, is dead ELEVEN case" of small pox havo boen reported in New York sinco Saturday AN aeeittntni.-nt has been made by all of us grateful to God for past llie Lehigh Iron company, at Allentown, -" ' • -'ra, THE Kronen Uud «et eoramitteo hus ap proved tho proposed credits for Chicago fair purposes THOUSANDS of cattle have perished in tho recent ntortus in Oklahoma and Indian territory. THE Standard Oil company, of Now York, Una increased it* capital stock from &5,000,000 to 87,000,000. TUB Knights, of Ltbor, it is mud, will support Judge Gresham for nresident and Col L. L. Polk for vice-president, WILLIAM L; TKENHOLM , formerly comptroller of the currency, has heen elected President of tho India Rubber trust, GOVKKNOK AIIUETT , of New Jtrsry. disapproves tho bill logilizing the Reading cmnbino,.and has filed his ol-j ctions tlliTl't 'i. PEIIU will send to the world's fair rep- rfwntidivi s of a'l the priueipal In lian tribes found in tho Peruvian fer- OH .ts CANADIANS are contemplating the con strucion of a ship railway from L ike On liirio t > G orgian bay. TUB New England conference of thn Methodist Episcopal church has appealed to llie senate to oppo>e the Chinese exclu sion bill. THE Mexican jzevernment, it is tfliriully d.dared, has not authorii'd the establishment of tho so -called Juarez lottery, or guaranteed the payment of its prizes NEWFOUNDLAND grants licenses to Uni ted S:atcs fisliini; vossels, but refuses them to Canaiiiuns. A bill now before the New foundlan-1 asEcmbly imposes duties almost prohibitory on Canatian products. GEOKOIA lumber firms have united m a trust, aud will shoro all oruereequally. Tho organization will bo governed by a central office at Maekou. Dn. PAKKHUHST , the New 'Xork preach er, has received eleven letters threatening bin life if he docd not desist in his crusade against rrime in that city ltUMOit was in emulation at Washington thnt Representative Hitt, of Illinois, would he appointed minister to France. .\ir. Hitt said it wax the first he had heard of it. a quarrel Friday shot Ed h icl in the temple, killing him. LIEUT. III-.TIIEIIINOTON , who killed Robinson in Yokohama for alleged improper relations with Mm. Iletheriui((on, is acquitted by the consular court. Du. A. N. PIKIIOB , hnnjer.pith, and Dr. rank Artaud, allopath, indulged in a treet fight fit Like Providence, Li., in which Artaud was fatally wouud'd JAMES SCOTT , a negro, brutally murdered his wife with a pok'.r Sun-lay evening, at. Jackion, Miss.; a crowd of negros were dissuaded from hanging the murderer by o whito man who discovered them iu the net. LUNO HINO ono of tho wealthiest Chinumen of N.-w York city and a great plunger at fan tan, his been killed, pre suinahly by highbimltri>, lucius" he started a new secret soeiety. The highbinderB want no secret society but their own. Onuses or lltislness Failures. Bradstreet has furnished somo exceed* Ingly valuable statistics upon the common causes of business failures in 1801. They aro classified as follows: Incompotenco SlIUGR.QIl Inoxpurlunco (I ,(«1,II T 0 Lack of capital. Unwise credits Failures of othors... Eztrarnginco Neglect Competition Disaster (commercial crisis)., Bpecula" Fraud 61.71II.1B7 0,2'«.SJ10 10,1113,1)00 2.5S1.181 2,ont,ra9 i,8'iii,:«-j •m.Mi.ovs navi.n.-i i:j,i;i0,si9 Bringing those several causes into two classes, those of an Imprudont nature and those of a culpable sort, we find that over ninety per cent come under the first category. Fraud, extravagance and neglect constitute but ten per cent, of tho whole, which is of interest from the moral point of view. Tho gross receipts from Paderewski's iibt piano recital in Bostou are repotted to have exceeded 84.500. IT requires physical as well as moral courage to tell Southern bulldozers of their sins, but Revivalht Culpepper, who is calling sinners to repentance at Bruns wick, Ga., seems posceFB 'd of both. Some of the yrung men did not like his preaching, and burned his g.spel tent. Then ho was warned by -'\Viiiti Caps" to leare the place, on pain of sevtro punishment, but he immediately announcoJ that ho would preach to tho White Caps. He held his services in the pub'.ij square, and ho was particularly attontiv o to the Whito Caps in his sermon. Ho is sti 1 preaching there, and if the Whito Cops wish to know what he is saying of them they havo only to accept his invitation to the services. PERSONALITIES. Tho Hargraves pearls, which caused Mrs. Osborne's downfall, aro soon to be auctioned off in London. * * * George Washington was commander-in- chief of tho army at the age of 43; Crom well entered upon hiB reaiarkable career at 29; Napoleon conquered Italy before he was 30; Gladstono was a membsr of p.w liament at 23; Macaulay began his literary career at 20; Columbus started out on his voyago of discovery at 33; Frederick the Great began the thirty years' war at tho age of 30, and HI ckslone had finished hit commentaries before ho was 35 « • • If the'e tver waB a sailor whose efforts to tave his thip were as tirek-ta as they were heroic, it is Captain Heinecke, of the unfortunate Eider, who l: ver lost heart or hope while she was on the cruel rocks of the En lish Channel, aud who, for two long and weary months, has (.pent night and day in planning and i fleet ine her rescue and in bringing her into a port of safety. While Germany has such sailors sbo will always hold a proud position on tho ocean. The list of Uoulanger relics disposed of in Brussels last week makes a rather pitiful showing of the or.c! brave general. In the collection were sixteen portraits of the fallen hero himself, seven silver scarf-pins in various forms, one resembling a carna- ion, another biting the shape of a general's hat, and a third m.iking a star with the figure 13; a sword of honor, yvith inscription thereon; a ecore of canos and igarette hosiers, a number of notebooks, two candelabra, three candlesticks, some pieces of furniture and a few rings, studs ind buttons. IT has been agreed to submit the bound ary difficulty between Braztl and Argentine to an arbitrator to be appointed by the president of the United States. TnE navy department is informed that tho United States steamship Newark saif ed from La Guuj-ra for Curncoa, West Indies. This is taken to mean that peace has been res'ored in Venezuela. TnK presideat on Monday issued a proclamation oponing to settlement April 15 1892, at 12 o'clock noon, the surplus lands of the SiBseton and Wuhpeton reservation in tho Djkotaf, aggregating 574, 207 acres. A FIGHT has occurred between Mexican troops and the Yaquie Indians at the Gabian minOB. Threo Yaquies were killed and one wounded. No soldiers were hurt. The affray grew out of the arrest of seve-al Yaquies suspected of preparing for u raid. FOREIGN. Spirited Revolutionary Reminiscences ' oi a Brave Attempt to Occupy tin 1 Sellings. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. THE Laurel (Md.) flour mills havo been destroyed by fire. A I. Alio K amount of colt in ami numerous dwellings in Ne.v Orleans were burned, the losses being over 83 000,000. CRONKIM.S furniture factory at Piqun, Ohio, was destroyed by Bro Tuewlay night; los -i, 8150,000, insurance, 800,000. THE explosion of a can of naptha set fire to and so c,,u-ed the destruction of the chair factory at O st-go, Mich. Loss, 820,000. A FAMILY of seven persons in Fort Madison, Iowa, who lived above a st.oio, wero burnt d to death Tuesday night in a fire which consumed the building. KOUKIIT REYNOLDS, a freight conductor on tho (iieat Northern, win instantlj killed near Ojutu Monday. A HUNGARIAN nt John>town, PH ., was instant 1 }' killed Mow-ay night while rung to light his pipe lit an electric ight. THE ten-year old ci-.iiJ or' William Welch, of Gaines-ville, Tex., was burned to death. She hud been baking mud pies over an open tire and her clothei becani ignited. THE boiler in a lumber mill nt East Jordan, Mich., blow up Monday morning instantly killing six persons and injuring more than a tcore besides, some of whom will die. A BANANA troin on tho Illinois Central was wrecked at Milan, Ttnu. Damage 850,000. Conductor Phillips and Joe Aguso, of New Orleans, wore badly in jureil. IN a wreck Friday near ConnellHville, VJL., a fireman and brnkeinnn wero killed and tho ongiueor seriously injured; a loose tire on ono of tho engine drivers was the cause. CONGRESS. THE BERLIN SCULOSS Interesting; Accounts of the Manner in Which the Kaiser I 'itifH in State. Graphic Pen Pictures of the Kaiser's keception, mo I flic Itnyal App.ulments. Two hundred dynamito cirtridges have been stolen from colliers at Liege. Br a tall of coal in the Zuf.dl colliery near Hirsohberg, Tuesday, throe tuinorB were killed. Dix A PUYFE.NOW York bankers, were robbed of between $00,030 and 870,000, by employes. PEASANTS in KU if, Rui.Biu, are Belling their children for a few roubles prior to emigrating. Louis ANASTAY , who murdered Baroness Dellurd, was guillotined in P-iria Saturday, GLADSTONE has consented to address a great London demonstration before the general elections. | PATIUOI. KI MN , MiuiBtor to Chili, has been offered the appointment of Minister either to PariB or to Pekin, but has refused both. GKEAT forett fires aro raging in the Aldershof forest, n-ar Berlin, and the Finuontrop forest, Karnsberg. WOMEN in Urbaua have declared a boycott against merchants who allow questionable show bills to be displayed in their window. THE people of Buenos Ayres ore asking themselves the meaning of the action of distant powers in seeking naval depots in Argentina. Russia has asked the use of Staten island. IN Belfast, Ireland, Wednesday for some reason unknown, Allan Spiller mur doted his wife and two children with a hammer. TnK "Nonna," or Nun-moth, bos reap- I peared in myrials and the forests of all south Germany are again threatened with destruction. WEST AFIUOAN advices state that King Saiuory bus defeated the French expedition, under Captain Menard. Menard and hundred of his native troops >vere killed. THE British house of commons Monday she lecently saw th« famous Wauters portrait of Mrs. Deacon, whioh was dea tinod for tbe salon, and furnishes this description of it: "A face rather round than oval, straight nose, extremely small . mouth and ripe, full Hpsi a Bomewbat wi^ed a motion in favor ot popular uiuuiu w«u HIW, IUH ii^i »"»!""»•> uoketod parwh councils to carry out the maiBlye ohin and a pair of real blue eyes, provisions 0 f the Bniall holding bill tho whole surmounted by light brown p, B HENIIY ISAACS , former lord mayor hair. The complexion is fair, with a oi London, ia among a number of men in- trace of rich, warm blood} the figure lithe, dieted f w wmplney to defraud the ,et full, the araui superb. She is depicted K^ 0 ^ 8 ^ 8 Uuion ' whioh recently ma creamy robe of satin, the .boulders Bwn PiW0B ; 0 j BocM(j , d Ky , ikllled a and waist encircled with pearls against a negro named Bud Malone. The deputy background of violet plush. Tho portrait sheriff who tried to arreat the murderer is a Btriking likeness, And gives that com- 5 ftB attacked by Price and his brother-1* bination of candor with truggleb for mastery mouth," sensuality whioh in the eyes and law aud shot them both dead. FIVE tons of gun-cotton exploded Mon day night in St Petersburg at the state smokeless-powder factory. The building and nine workmen in it were shaken. The queen of Portugal is tbe most dresBy I hlown to atoms and the whole oity was lady in Europe. She buys costumes, bonnets and hats wholesale. Her pale com- pltxiou and auburn hair permit of any kind of headgear. • • * WEDNESDAY , April 7. The silver bill was brought up once more in tho senate. Mr. Wolcott, of Colorado, spoko in glowing terms on behalf of the measure. Tho In dian bill was taken up and occasioned a three houm' debate. Onlmotioa of Mr, Pettigrow umenJinents wero agreed to appropriating 8187.039 for com pensating the Crow Creek Indians for ios» in receiving a diminished land allotnient. 850,000 for tho construction of two Indian industrial tchools, one near Clmmberlin. nnd the other near Rayid City, South Da-| kotu. HOUSE —The attention of the house is still occupied in consideration of tbo free wool bill. A motion by Mr. Burrows to strike out tho word "wools" was rejected. Soveral amendments submitted to the jurisdiction of tho bill woro voted down. After a long debate on tho measure the house adjourned, THUHSDAY , April 7. SENATE .—A petition was presented by Mr. Dawes for the naturalization of such Chinamen as came to this country before the puB -age of the first exclusion act with tho intention of making it their permanent home. The bill for the appropriation of funds by the United States and the District, of Columbia for the entertainment of tho G. A. R. encampment in W ishini*- ton, caused a lively discussion. Tho bill however, went over without acjion. The free wool hilt was received fr jm the homo and referred to the finaoco committee, and the senate adjourned, Bousa.—Mr. Cobb, of Alabama, Bub mitted the minority report on the Rock- well-Noyea contested election case. Bills were reported to make Laredo. Texas, a sub-port of entry, nnd to autborizo tho Continental Bridge coirpany to construct bridge ncroas tbo Rio Grande rivor at or near BrownBville, Texas. Tho house then proceeded with tho frco wool bill, Mr, Wilson, of West Virginia, closing tbe debate with a strong arraignment of tbe principles of protection. After his speech tho bill was passed by a vole of 192 to GO, two democrats—Babbitt and Miller, of Wisconsin—voting in the negative. FHIDAY , April 8. SENATE —The discussion of the Gaand Army appropriation bill was resumed, and after some debate, the amendment appropriating 8100,000 by the general government for expenses of the viBiting members of the G. A, R. to be held in Washington next September, was adopted. HOUSE .—The cotton tie bill was taken up in committee of tbe whole, English, of New Jersey, taking the floor in opposition to the bill. Mr. ilomphtll and Mr. Simpson both spoko in favor of the bill, the latter declaring himself as an absolute free trader. The general debate being concluded Mr. Turner (Ga.) in charge of tbe bill moved to strike out the clause making free "hoop or band irou or hoop or band steel flared, splayed or punched," which waa agreod to. SATURDAY, APIIIL 9. HOUSE .—A resolution was passed permitting the State of Wisconsin to plaoe a statute of Pero Marquette in statuary hall The rivor and harbor bill was reported. Tho cotton-tie bill again received the at tention of the house. Mr. Balzell, of Virginia, strongly opposed the meusuro olaiining that the bill was a direct flow to Amerioun industries. Mr. Turner followed Mr. Dalzoll. The bill then passed by a vote of 157 to 45. A bill waa repotred placing tin plate on the free list, MONDAY , April 12, SENATE —A resolution was offered by Mr. Morgan asking the President to com municate to congress any agreement made by him on behalf of the {United States With ih.t 'mtnAwnmAnl. ~* f\7. 1_ Willi, tin iI, is the firs!. Kwj since the creation of royal I 'rusMa by Frederick 1, in 1701, who reco u niz,-l the Berlin Sehloss as ids .jllicial residence and there spends the social season. Inilied, b niukes the immense pile facing the I.ust- trarten his headquarter.-, during the wnole of the year, wh-. nevir he visits lie Cap tal, either on leturniiiu' from ills dimmer jaunts or when running ncross Ir-.mi Pentium, he inhabits » place almost similar in uu>gni ude aud gianduer, the Neiitis Palais, so called. Fiederick I., who in the j ear 1710 furnished tli.! Sehloss, founded in liio (if- tie.nth century, lefr it a bad name. It was id. this castle his court spent one-fifth f the Kingdom 's eatiie revenue in aping Louis XIV. And this revenue was at. the timo only 4,000,003 dialers, 1,000.000 less than the present sovereign's annual alary. Ho auscessor, Fredrick William, ihe parsimonious, detested the place where bU lordly father hn-i entertained 142 different classes of seivantsoii the tat of the land. Ho neior set fo^t, into it except on state occasions. Frederick the (in at hated tbe Sehloss almost us much us Berlin mid sent all his grandfatlnr '.J silver treiidirers stored there, the immense chandeliers, massive tables and chairs, etc., into the mint. Frederick William II. nnd 111. also kept a'oof from the Sehloss, the one because he pred rred tho air ami country lassises ot I'otedam, the oilier for economy's sake. KEVOl.UTIO.VAItY It KMINJ8CENOK8. Frederick William IV. made a brave attempt at occupying the •S-.-hlos-', hut when the revolutionists of 1818 made him appear on the grand balcony to doff bis chapeau bofore the victims of his soldiery he became so disgusted with the ill-fated pile that he never dared look at it afterward for fear of bringing on iinpoph-xy. For the same reasons the lute Kaiser Wil helm was opposed to a residence in tho t-chlosa. Ho had aU«ndod the balcony scene in his disgraced brother 's suite and deeply felt the significance of tho even which Feiulinand Freiligrath thus describes in hia great poem, "The Dead's Appeal to tho Living: ' "Oncamo his hut-hu crouched The royal puppet, who hut yeshmluy Appeared as a coiao<haii." But that wasn't all. William had also grave personal reasons for disliking tho palace. On Alnrch 20, 1848, he, thoi prince of Prussia, was forced to bide in one of its innor chambers to elude tho enraged populace, who stormed the castle gates to secure his person. Tbe rioters failed to find him and in their anger threw tho gatts into the Spree, where thoy had intended to deposit the prince. Some years later these gates wero fished out of tho river and roerected, a standing re minder of a Hohonzollen's weakness. The present Emperor caused them to be removed and replaced by magnificent specimens of the wroughter's art. TnE KAISBlt 's Al'AltTMENTfi. Not until tho last traca of lUnm had disappeared did the proud kniser make his entrance into his ancestral halls, where he occupiis the appartments formerly inhabi- id by his Into uncle, Frederick CkiirleB, the famous Rod prince and conqueror of Metz, a gentloman whe never cared a rap for tbo historical and revolutionary reminiscences that made the Sehloss olious to tbe other members of the royal family, CIRIMB, With the, ^government of Germany in regard to reoiprooity relations. The repub- Uo of Haytl was also included in the resolution. The resolution was then laid over till to-morrow. Tbe senate went into > executive session, and after a stormy debate voted to vacate the office of executive clerk, occupied by James R, Young, who, it is asserted, Iwas guilty Jot betraying executive secrets. Business Man.—Ah! you are the athlete known as the. modern Reroutes? , „ Giant.—Yes. You wrote to me to call and see you, Are you a sfeQwrnanr Business M»«,—N—So. You »», I am introducing a patefit Improved stone- breaker to be worked by hand, People can macadamise their walks, drives jna but considered it a good place to live m us he had no place of his own. Tho building itself has undergouo no alterations since it became once moro tbo royal eoadqunrterj. Emporor William has begun the construction of an annex to the White Hall, it is true, but as it will not be finished for tho next twelvo months it mutt not be taken into consideration here. TUB WHITE HALL Tho bail is one of the most beautiful in the world. Like all slated appartments of the Sohloss its appointments nnd .decorations are of the first Frederick's period, when 4,000,000 of downrtrodden peoplo wore reduced to abject poverty in order to equip tho newmnde King's now residence with regal splendor. On tho While Hall, ospeciully, wiw money spent with a lavish hand, for didn't the king, during the coursoof its erection, sccuro tho services of Dominico Oaetano Conte de Ruggiers, tho alchemist, who claimed to have invented a process of making gold? What was tho ube of Btinting oneself for tho sake of a few paltry millions (from ono's peoplo's pockets) if the Italian promised to create untold oceans of gold at will? When the White Hull was finished and bis majesty confronted with national bankruptcy, Oaetano was adjudged a fraud, and hanged on a girded gallows, together with his mis- tresB, whom he had recommended to the king 'B meroy. Frederick thought it a most magnanimous net to allow hor, a mere commoner, to die on a gilded gal lows, This was iu 1708. Poor Oaetano and hia strangely unobled mistreis aro for gotten long ago, but his great work "Der Wewse Saal," oontinuoa as the all- admired anil far-famed banquet hall of kings. Its ancient crystal nnd silver chandeliers are now provided with thousands of incadeeceut lights; there are several modern paintings on the long stretohed walls and statues of "now men iu the marble niches, but the general aspect has remained unchanged for nearly two centuries. A state banquet, hold by tho kaiser in the White Hull, is u spectacle never to bo forgotten, even from the standpoint of u looker on in the musicians' gallery, That was my standpoint a short time ago. 1 had been advlBod to climb up into tho loft about OM hour beforo the ceremony commenced, and 1 bad bu just seated myself in the front row, when an army of privileged officials, with their kith and kin, invaded the limited prooinota and completely filled the rest of the available space. While these ladles and gentlemen were quarreling for precedence and muttering under their breath, I looked through a narrow window to catch & glimpse of tbe approach of state coaobes drawing up into the court yard below, There were the foreign ambassadors' and the nobility's old-time "rococo" carriages of ork-llko dimensions, painted in bright colors, red and tyreen, blue or white, glittering with front of these cumbersome ambulance?, their drivers constituting n whole circus in themselves, with their laces, tassels and cords, three cornered hats, immense furs nnd bouquets, their gold headed whips, and above all their haughty airs. Now the guards sound a call—the blue and silver coach of Prince Frederick Leopold has arrived, and it looks as this Ci casus among the Prussian princes had squandered a fortune on the equipage, whose Bix black stallions are driven from the saddle, and pioneered liy luiL 'lers. Another call; this is the Princess Frederick Charles, by her late marriage, Baroness von Wungenlieim, who is noted for her tall "aiiosders." Six of them iu golden iiccouteriiients, with ostrich plumes on their heads, strut, before the gilded chariot, which is completely tilled by the lady's court train and furs. The emperor's only unmarried sister, Princess Marguerite, arrived in u coach of equal splendor, but unattended by her mother, who is still indisposed. It was now 6:!!0 o 'clock and (ho gnes 's began to appear in large numbers at the door of the "Saul," where they were received by chamberlains all in silks and gold lace, swords studded wi 'h precioui stones at their sides. Tlie .-e dignitaries showed each on-j his or her place, and frequently whispered a final instruction to the younger people. The tables were set n a square of tv .-o lontr and two short angles. It is iinp;s-ible to describe the pomp and magnificence of their decoration. Cam !o ! abrii, weighing hnndri-ds of pounds solid gold, with silver pedestals, alternated with flower and fruit stands of the same precious metal. Then there were beautiful Sevres vases, set off by gold bronze, and show-pieces of wondcroiis design. The service waa of gold and enamel, tho linen silk-like in texture and the porcelain band painted. Tie; scent of llowers floated through the mighty Mum,nt whoso furthermost end two fountains of aromatic waters were playing in n bee, of greens. Now Prince Sternberg, the grand chamberlain, taps his golden staff on the parquet te, the guar ie-ducorps musicians divided in two orchestras and stationed opposite each other on tho giiller >i>-, placo their silver cornets (also an inhf ri- tauco of Cuetiioo-PrcdcricU ) to their mouths, a dead quiet etisjcs the court is about to outer. Thirty to forty pages in red and silver doublets, velvet knickerbockers, white :;ilk stockings, and gold shoes, headed^ the procession, followed at a measured distance, by the grand masters of ceremonies, stewards, gentlemen, ushers, etc., all in elaborate costumes. The 1-hnperor, conducting his aunt, the Princess Frederick Charles, eamo next, the empress, at the side of Princo Frederick l.eopolii, and a long train of royalties. Tho imperial "Military Household" mid it detiitchuiont of body guards, wearing tho pic'.uresque costume of the great Frederick's times, bring up tho rear. The moment tho kaiser appeared before bin guests a brilliant fanfaronade was enacted by the two music corps, while everybody bowed low and smiled serenely. Kaiser and Kaiser- in took their seats under tho throne canopy on the right of the hall after looking all around to greot their friends. Not until nil royalties and the chancellor wero seated, did the other guests attempt to follow suit. Immediately nl'lorwnru tho serving of the meal begun. Tho menu was quickly gono through with, and us I viewed tho rapidity with which tho dishes wero changed, I pitied those who perchance had como real hungry to tho feast. Tho imperial family wero waited on by tho pages, who received the silver and gold plates from tho bunds of the liveried kum- merjaggers. This is a curious titlo for "butler," to bo sure. Tho literal translation is "chamber- huntsman," and describes an occupation which, 1 am glad to say, has gone out of dato long ago—at tho European courts, at least. The ollico mid tho titlo were created in thoso good old times when nobody e er dreamed of taking a bath. Of thoso lackeys thero was an almost endless variety. To euoh guost was allotted one for personal Bsrvice, that is about 000 on this particular occasion, besides an army of supernumeraries running to and fro. CUancellor von Caprivi nnd tho old General von Papo woro Beated opposite their majoBtios, with whom they conversed in quito a chatty stylo. Thero was not much coromony wasted anyhow. Everybody laughed and talked as he or sno pleased, in a quiet manner of course, but yet without Bpecial reserve Only one custom struck me us reminiscent of tho stately old etiquette. Wheu the omporor intended to drink a guest 's health ho called out the name of the person, who stood up in military fashion and drained his glass while looking tho kaiser full in tho face. Tho empross, who looks host whon she smiles, appearo-1 to great advantugo throughout the dinner. Sho wore sea green watered silk, cut very low, leaving her wonderful bust free, llor jowels were pearls and diamonds, with a brilliant- Btuddcd feather in tho tiara. The Prin- COBB Frederick Charles, onco tho boauty par excellence, and still a fine woman, displayed, as usual, her penchant for royal orininu and purple. The face of tho Kaiser's sister, tho Princess Moiningen reminded mo strongly of the lumonted Frederick III. Sho has beautiful, soulful oyes and a mild mein. Sho is slightly above medium height and somewhat slim. This young woman abhors royal romp iu dress the fashions of the day ate good enough for her. Her jewelss wero supbiroa and diamonds. Tho dinner lasted for about an hour, during that timo the music corps played merrily. At tho dessert 1 obsorved that tho emperor abstained from conversation and nervously crumbled pieces of bread in his hand. Suddenly ho rose, clincked his glusa against a crystal cariiffe near by and began a speooh, the openirg linea of which wo .o almost unintelligible. His voice, however, gained with every sentence, and finally rung out clearly and with almost cutting sharpness. He onirics his character in hia voice, and iBn fine speaker, even from an American's standpoint. Soma twenty minutes atter the kaiser had finished, the company broko up to assemble in the dancing hall, whither I was not permitted to follow. HKNMY W. Fisiiiiu, SOUTHERN FLOODS. Hundred Negroes Drowned lit One Cuunty AI OUB. MOBILE , Ala., April 11.—Tho Touabig- bee rivor has not since 1847 had-so sudden and great floods as at present. Farmers on the river are wholly, unprepared, and from Columbus, Miss., to Fulton tho loss is great. About oigbteen feet additional rise is expectod. COLUMHUS , Miss., April 11.—Floods iu this section have reached a point never before known and the destruction ot life and loss of property are great. Farms in the Tombigbee river valley are abandoned. Nogroes on the low lauds have lost everything they possessed, Twelve negroes were drowned within three miles of tho city. Tho railroads have, abandoned all western trains and there are many -washouts. The waters m receding, but it 1 B :: again raining, •'. Inter. Indications of Ipsa Q { life by the, flood pre greater than was reported llrafc. H may therefore be expected that tit least ! 100 negroes have been drowned In tills: county«4one. , > ,' • ?

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