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PUBUMOD HVXBT SATURDAY —«T— W. at. BUBDIOK. TKUCS: II. SO Par Tear, Strictly la A 4 TSBM. Th* Bat Atttrtiiing Medium to rtaeh th* /our north-1astern tountitt. Offlc* Bonthwatt Cornsr L«wl«r and Tlldon Ml- ADVERTISING RATBSl Tm W. N. BDKDIOK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1892. NUMBER 5. 1 tnk ... 8 weeks.. 8 week*.. 1 month . Smooths. I months. I month*. 1 year 1 in. It M 1 GO 809 s 60 too 4 00 B SO 10 00 tin. It 60 tSB 3 00 i n 4 60 o as 8 oo IS 00 |S 60 i n s oo « » 0 00 li » IB 00 IB 00 M eolM ooajl aoi rso • SB tl 78 18 00 30 U0 80 00 I" 8 00| 10 0M wool *l 88| 8800J •5 00 •oitieee MM 18 88 88 00 89 08 80 88 80 08 Deislne-as cards not exceeding Bra Unea, IB. L» gal advertlscmenta at legal rates. Adrartlaa- mentg Inserted with no sped do Mma will a* publhho.1 until ordered out an/ -harajed for aa- oonllnxlr. All bills payable quarterly. PALM SUNDAY. Rov. T. DoWittTalmage Discourse* Upon Its Significance. As the 1 'a .lm Tree la Typical of Triumph, It la Made tits Symbol or the Triumph of Christ's Church Upon Earth. branches irom tne paim trues on tno road from Iicthpage to Jerusalem. world around you tnis spring-time and learn the (Treat lesson of useful- im r.°. „ . , , t xiuiu iicuiuiiKC w .Jerusalem. S ,f»S Whl „„, if S ' What mttkCS the m0ther l00lC 0,dCr thatl little star? Why not shut thine eye 1 she ren , Iy is? and sleep, for who care for thy shining?" "No," salth the star, "I will not Bleep. I guide the sailor on the sea. I cheer the traveler among the inoun- I help tip the dew with light. The following discourse on "Palm Sunday" was delivered in the Brooklyn tabernacle by Rev. T. DcWitt Tnlmnge. The text was: They took branches of palm troea and wont forth to meet Him.—John ill., 13. How was that possible? IIow could palm branches be cast in the way of Christ as lie approached Jerusalem? There are scarcely any palm trees In central Palestine. Even the one that was carefully guarded for mnny years at Jericho has gone. I went over the very road by which Christ approached Jerusalem, and there are plenty of olive trees and fig trees, but no palm trees that I could ccc. You must remember that the climate has changed. Tho palm tree likes water, but by the cutting down of forests, which aro leafy prayers for rain, the land has become unfriendly to the palm tree. Jericho once stood In seven miles of palm trees. The Dead sea has on its banks the trunks of palm trees that floated down from some old- time palm grovo, and aro preserved from decay by tho t>alt which they received from tho Dead sea. Let woodmen spam the trees of America, if they would not ruinously change tho climate and bring to the noil barrrenncss, Instead of fertility. Thanks to God and the legislatures for Arbor day, which plants trees, trying to atone for the ruthlessncss which has destroyed them. Yes, my text is in harmony with the condition of that country on the morning of Palm Sunday. About three million people have come to Jerusalem to attend tho religious festivities. Great newsl Jesus will enter Jerusalem to-day. The sky is red with tho morning, and the people are flocking out to tho foot of Olivet, and up and on over the southern shoulder of the mountain, and the procession coming out from the city meets the procession escorting Christ aH lie comes toward tho city. There is a turn in the road whore Jerusalem suddenly bursts upon tho vision. Wo hud ridden that day all the way from Jeriuho, and had visited the ruins of the house of Mary and Martha and Lazarus, and were somewhat weary of sight-seeing, when there suddenly arose before our vision Jerusalem, the religious capital of all Christian ages. That was the point of observation where my text comes in Alexander rode Bucephalus, Uuke Elle rode his famous Morchegay, Sir Henry Lawrence rode the high-mettled Conrad, Wellington rodo his proud Copenhagen, but the Conqueror of earth and Heaven rides a colt, one that had been tied at the roadside. It was unbroken, and I have no doubt fractious at the vociferation of tho populace. An extemporized saddle made out of the garments of tho people was put on the beast. While some people gripped tho bridle of the colt, others reverently waited upon Christ at the mounting. The two processions of people now became one —those who came out of the city and those who came over the hi 'J The orientals are more demonstrative than we of the western world, their voices louder, their gesticulations more violent, and the symbols by which they express their emotions more significant. The people who left Phocea In the far east, wishing to make Impressive that they would never return, took a red- hot ball of Iron and throw It Into the sea, and said they would nover return 'to Phocea until that ball rose and floated on the surface. Be not surprised, therefore, at the demonstration In the text As the colt with Its rider descends the slope of Olivet, the palm trees lining the road are called upon to render their contribution to the scene of welcome and rejoicing. The branches of these tree are high up, and somo must needs climb the trees and tear off the leaves and throw them down, and others make of these leaves an emerald pavement for tho colt to trod on, Oh, the palm! It haa a variety of endowments, such as no other growth that ever rooted the earth or kissed the heavens. To the willows God says: "Stand by the water courses and weep." To the cedar He says. "Gather the hurricanes into your bosom." - To the fig tree He says: "Bear fruit and put it .within the reach of all the people." But to the palm tree He says: "Be garden and store-house, and wardrobe and ropewalk, and chandlery and bread, ' and banquet and manufactory, and then be type of what I meant when Inspired David, my servant, to say: •The righteous shall flourish like palm tree." Oh, Lord God, give us more palm trees—men and women made for nothing but to be useful) dispositions all abloom; branobes of In fluence laden with fruit; people good for everything, as the palm tree. If kind words are wanted, they are ready to utter them. If helpful deeds are needed, they are ready to perform them. If plans of usefulness are to be laid out, they aire ready to - project them. If enterprises are to be forwarded, they are ready to lift them. People who say "yes, yes," when they are asked for assistance by word or deed, instead of "no, no." Most of the mysteries that bother others do not bother me, because I adjourn them; but the mystery that really bothers me is, why God made so many people who amount to nothing so far as the world's betterment is concerned. They stand in the way. They object. They discuss hluderanoea. They suggest possibilities of failure. Over the road of life, instead of pulling in the traces, they »M lying book in the breeching*. They are the everlasting No. They are bramble trees, they are willows, always mourning, or wild cherry trees, yielding only the bitter, or crab apple trees, producing only the sour, while God ' would havens all flourish like the palm trie,' • Planted in the Bible, that tree "always means usefulness. But, how little any of us or all of us accomplish • In that direction. We take twenty or tains. Through the windows of the poor man's cabin I cast a beam of hope, and the child on her mother's lap asks in glee whither I come and what I do and whence I go. To gleam and glitter God set me here. Awayl I have no time to sleep." The snowflake comes straggling down. "Frail, fickle wanderer, why comest thou here?" "I am no Idle wanderer," responds the Bnowflakc. "High up In the air I was born the child of the rain and the cold, and at the Divine behest, I come, and I am no straggler, for God tells mo where to put my crystal heel. To help cover the roots of the grain and gross, to cleanse the air, to make sportsmen more happy and the ingle lire more bright, I come. Though so light I am You say she ought not yet to have one gray line In her hair. The truth is, tho family # was not always as well off as now. The married pair had a hard struggle at the start. Examine the tips of tho forefinger and thumb of her right hand, they will tell you tho Btory of the needle that was plied day in and day out. Yea, look at both her hands, and they will tell tho story of the time when she did her own work, her own mending and scrubbing and washing. Yea, look into the face and read the story of scarlet fevers, and croups, and midnight watchlngs, when none but Bod and herself in that house were awake, and then tho burials and the loneliness afterward, which was more exhausting than tho preceding watching had been, and no one now to put to bed. How fair sho once was, and as graceful as the palm tree, but all the branches of her strength and beauty were long ago torn oil and thrown Into that you toss me from your mu filer and! the pathway of her household. Alas! thirty years to get fnUy ready for Christian work, and in the afterpart of life we take ten or twenty yeara for the crush me under your foot, I am doing my best to fulfil what I was made for. Clothed In white I come on a heavenly mission, and when my work is done nnd God shall call, in morning vapor I shall go back, drawn by thu iiery course of the sun." "What doest thou, insignificant grass-bliulo under my feet?" "I am doing a work," SHJ-H tho grass-blade, "as best lean. 1 help to make up tho soft beauty of field and lawn. I am satisfied if, with millions of others no bigger thon I, we can give pasture to tho flocks and herds. 1 am wonderfully made. Ho who feeds 'he ravens gives mo sustance from tho soil and breath from the air, and He who clothes the lilies of the field rewards me with this coat of green." "For what, lonely cloud, goest thou across the heavens?" Through bright air a voice drops from afar, saying: "Up and down this sapphire floor I pace, to teach men that, like mo, they aro passing away. I gather up tho waters from lake and sea, and then, when tho thunders toll, I refrcsli tho earth, making tho dry ground to laugh with harvests of wheat and fields of corn. I catch the frown of the storm and tho hues of the rainbow. At evening tide on thy western slopes I will pitch ray tent, and over me shall dash the saffron and the purple and tho tire of the sunset. A pillar of cloud like me led tho chosen across the desert, and surrounded by such as I the Judge of Heaven and earth will at last descend, for'Behold Ho coineth with clouds!'" Oh, my friends, if everything in the inanimate world be useful, let us immortal men and women be useful, and, in that respect, be liko the palm tree. But I must not bo tempted by what David says of that green shaft of Palestine, that living and glorious pillar in the eastern gardens, as seen in olden times —tho palm tree; I must not bo tempted by what tho Old Testament says of it, to lessen my emphasis of what John, the evangelist, says of it in my text. Notice that It was a beautiful and lawful robbery of tho palm three that helped make up Christ's triumph on the road to Jerusalem that Palm Sunday. The long, broad, green leaves that were strewn under the feet of tho colt and in the way of Christ, were torn off from tho trees. What a pity, some one might say, that those stately and graceful trees should bo despoiled. Tho sap oozed out at tho placed where the branches broke, Tho glory of tho palm tree was appropriately sacrificed for tho Saviour's triumphal procession. So It always was, so It always will be in this world— no worthy triumph of any sort without tho tearing down of something else. Brooklyn bridge, the glory of our continent, must havo two architects prostrated, the ono slain by his tolls and the other for a life time invalided. Tho greatest pictures of the world had in their richest eoloringothe blood of the artists who made them The mightiest oratorios that ever rolled through the churches had, In their pathos, the signs and groans of the composers, who wore their lives out in writing tho harmony. American Independence was trlumpnar', but If moved on over tho lifeless forms of tens of thousand of men who fell at Bunker Hill and Yorktown and the battles between, which woro tho hemorrhages of the nation. The Kingdom of God advances in all tho earth, but it must be over the lives of missionaries who die of malaria In the junglcs.of Christian workers who preach and pray and toll and die in the service. The Saviour triumphs in all directions—but beauty and strength must be torn down from the palm trees of Christian heroism and consecration and thrown in His pathway. To what better use could those palm trees on the southern shoulder of Mount Olivet, and clear down into the valley of Gethsomono, put their branches than to surrender them for the making of Christ 's journey toward Jerusalem the more picturesque, the more memorable, and the more triumphant? And to what better use could we put our lives than into the sacrifice for Christ and His cause and the happiness of our fellow-creatures? Shall we not be willing to bo torn down that righteous shall have triumphant way? Christ was torn down for us. Can we not afford to be torn down for Him? If Christ could suffer BO much for us, can we not sifter a little for Christ? If we can afford on Palm Sunday to travel: to Jerusalem to carry a oross, can we not afford a few leaves from our branches to make emerald His way? The process is going on every moment in all directions. What makes that father have'suoh hard work to find the hymn to-day? He puts on his spectacles and holds the book olose up, and then holds it far off, and is not quite sure whether the number is 150 or 160, and the fingers with which he turns the leaves are very clumsy. He stoops a good deal, although once he was straight as an arrow and his eyes were as keen as a hawk's, and the band ho offered to his bride on the marriage day was of goodly shape and as God made it, I will tell you what is the matter. Forty years ago he resolved his family should have no need, and his children should be well educated and suffer none of the dlsad- vantages of lack of schooling from whioh he had suffered for a Ufe-time, and that . , , , . . r - , . the wolf of hunger should never put its. /fHft?** oV " , J Mr ^.!f tt If ^°v k .' wdl Wwon hta door-sill, and for forty or ;. mi lefyesony so little time between §J ty years he hod been tearing off from .»r*t3M,W t **^ w<?rktha , t !}l w S the palm tree of Ms physical strength •$MMna |*k^ form bronohes to.tbrow ? ^J^H to •*> A »> »»• ta ^ pathway of. Ms household. It we naturali world, health, and eyesight, and,, hare 'Biui^thft g-Eg»--g «*VmNi $P that sons and daughters, themselves so straight and graceful and educated, Bhould ever forget that they are walking to-day over the fallen Btrength of an industrious and honored parentage. A little ashamed, are you, at their ungrammatical utterance? It was through their sacrifices that you learned accuracy of speech. Do you lose patieuco with them because they are R little querulous and complaining? I guess you forget how querulous and complaining you were when you were gett ing over that whooping cough or that intermittent fever. A littlo annoyed, arc you, because her hearing is poor and you havo to tell her something twice? She was not always hard of hearing. When you were two years old your first call for a drink at midnight woke her from a sound sleep as quickly as anyone will waken at the trumphet call of tho resurrection. Oh, my young lady, what is that under tho sole of your fine shoe? It is a palm leaf which was torn oft tho tree of tho maternal fidelity. Young merchant, young lawyer, young journalist, young mechanic, with good salary and flno clothes and refined surroundings, have you forgotten what a timo your father had that winter, after the summer's crops had failed through tho droughts or Hoods or locusts, and how he woro his old gray coat too long and made his old hat do that he might keep you at school or college? What is that, my young man, under your fine boot today, the boot that so well fits your foot, such a boot as your father could never afford to wear? It must be a leaf from the palm tree of your father's self-sacrifice. Do not be ashamed of him when he comes to town, and, because hiB manners aro a littlo old-fashioned try to smuggle him in and smuggle him out, but call in your best friend and take him to the house of God, and introduce him to your pastor and say: "This is my father." If he had kept for himself the advantages which he gave you ho would be [as well educated ond as well gotten up as you. When In the EngllBh parliament a member was making a great speech that was unanswerable a lord derisively cried out: "I remember you when you blackened my father's boots!" "Yes," replied the man, "and did I not do it well?" Never be ashamed of your early surroundings. Yes, yes, all the green leaves wo walk over were torn off some palm tree. I havo cultivated tho habit of forgetting the unpleasant things of life, and I chiefly remember the smooth things, and as far as I remember now my life has for tho most part moved on over a road soft with green lea ves. They wore torn off two palm trees that stood at tho start of the road. Tho prayers, the Christian example, the good advice, the hard work of my father and mother. How they toiledl Their fingers were knottled with hard work. Their foreheads were wrinkled with many cares. Their backs stooped from carrying our burdens. They long ago went into slumber among their kindred and friends on the banks of tho Raritan, but the influences they throw in tho way of their children aro yot green as leaves tho moment they are plucked from a palm tree, and we feel them on our brow and under our feet, and they will strew all the way until we He down In tho same slumber. Self-sacrifice! What a thrilling word. Glad am I that our world has so many specimens of it, The sailor boy on shipboard was derided because he would not fight or gamble, and they called him a coward. But when a child fell overboard and no one olso was ready to help tho derided sailor leaped into the sea, and though tho waves were rough the sailor, swimming with one arm, carried the child on the other arm till rcsoued and rcBouor were lifted Into safoty, and the cry of coward ceased and all huzzaed at tho scone of daring and self-sacrifice. How much are we willing to sacrifice for others? Christ is again on the march, not from Bothpage to Jerusalem, but for the conquest of the world. He will surely take it, but who wiU furnish the palm branohes for the triumphant way? Solf-sacrlfloe is the ,word. There is more money paid to destroy the world than to save it, There are more buildings put up to ruin .the race than churches to evangelize It. There is more depraved literature to blast men than good literature to elevate thorn. Oh, for a power to descend upon UB all like that which whelmed Charles G. Finney with meroy, when, I kneeling in his law office, ond before he entered upon his apostollb eareor of evangollzotlon, he said: "Tho Holy . Ghost descended on mo in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I could feel tho Impression like a wave of electricity going through mo. Indeed, it seemed to come in wavoB and WOVCB of liquid love. It Boomed liko- the breath of God. I con rooolleot distinctly that It seemed to fan mo like Immense wings. I wopt aloud with joy ond love. These waves came over me and over me one after another, and, until, I recollect, I cried out; 'I shall die if theBo waves continue to pass over mei 1 I said; 'Lord, I can not bear any more.'" And.when a gentleman came Into the offloe and said: "Mr. Finney, you are to pain?!' be 'replied, "No, but so happy-that 1 effn not llyei" My hearers; the ;tinS, witteowe wW» upon the whole ehuroh of God will descend such an avalanche ^blessbjg^ and then the. >]ti%0^' : M^i^iiaiiMM .God'.wUl be a wv^' ! M'^SiWt^^' gerhops.w lew days or « tew noura, IttdsQnrQiQ)^ ot ^BJV'-'natioaBM!^ didst ride pn Hi unbrokuu LOU Sunday twitted of down the sides of QUiet, M UW white horse of eternal victory lido through all nations, and may we, by our prayers and our self-sacrifice and our contributionsand our consecration, throw palm branches in the way. I clap my hands at the coming victory. I feel this morning as did the Israelites when on their march to Canaan, they came not under the shadow of one palm tree, but of seventy palm trees, standing In an oasis among a dozen gushing fountains, or, as tho Book puts it: "Twelve wells of water and three score and ten palm trees." Surely there ore more than seventy such great glorious souls present to-day. Indeed It is a mighty grove of palm trees, and I feel something of the raptures which I Bhall feel when our last battle fought and our last burden carried, and our last tear wept, we shall become ono of tho multitudes St. John describes "clothed in white robes and palms In their hands." Hail thou bright, thou swift- advancing, and everlasting Palm Sunday of the skiesl Victors over sin and sorrow and death and woe, from the hills and valleys of tho Heavenly Palestine, they have plucked the long, broad, green leaves, and all the ransomed—some in gates of pearl, and some in battlements of amethysts and some on streets of gold, and some on seas of sapphire, they shall stand In numbers like the stars, in splendor like the morn, waving their plams! IT is a fact worthy Uniti d Sta'.es pontage counterfeitec 1 . of note that the has never been SKNOII D.-N ANTONIO DKI. OABFILLO says 3,000 tons ot meteoric slone ftll from tho moon in lis pnr* cf Mexico, recently. SAGINAW , Mich., m .tcd as a sa 't producing city, is constructing in miniaturo acomplitv salt plant for exhibition at the world's lair. The official inspector in lunacy examined Deeming as to his mental condition and reports him perfectly Bane. The republican conference of the 18th Pennsylvania district elected delegates to Minneapolis. Instructions for Harrison were laid on the talilp. A GBIIMAN puysicinii, Dr. Krug, makes a nutritious cuke for entile out of wood fibre by chemically transforming tho collu- loso of the wood into grape sugnr. Foil tie year ending Auril 1st, 1892, tho health commissioner of Milwaukee reports 422 deaths frrm diphtheria and 128 from scarlet fever, or 550 deaths from thoBe two contagious diseases. WILLIAM WALDOKB ASTOU is in treaty for the purchase of the magnificent gold service which w..s given by the FirBt Napoleon to his beuutiful sister, Princess Pauline Iiorghens. The adoption of Bmokcless powder has rendered accessary a modification of the uniform and accoutrements of an army in order that tho men may not be so readily distinguished at a distance. THK total amount appropriated by foreign nationB and colonies for their representation at the exposition, BO far as heard from is, 13,951,054. Quite a number of those wLich have to participate nave not yet madi appropriations. The Prince and Princess of Wales ore mown as the Earl and Countess of Ches ter when they travel on the continent. It las as the Earl of Chester that the prince nade his celebrnlf d American tour. SAMUEL JACKSON , the nios 1 . famous manufacturer cf fireworks in the country, ! " dead. TnE French Budget committee has ap- roved tho proposed credits for Chic ig > fair purposes. TIIK re'publicar. national league 's :on- ntiun will probably be held in Buffalo the last week in June. Tnu Dululh & Winnipeg road secured terminal facilities in Allouoz bay. where tho Alesaba & Northern will build ore docks. Ouu recont blizzard is now ragii.g in England, nnd i* r.^ntir.'iinif itn cours*- northeusi towurd ihu Baltic hta. CHIEF ENOINREII N. B. CLAIMS , of Washington, inventor of the deflective armor now used on the warships of all nations, died Monday morning. TRUMAN A. MEHKIAM , who was a member of the forty-eiglita congroHs, i ,nrl for many years a reporter on the stuff of the New York Sun, died Saturday, BAIION FAVA bus received orders to rt- turn to his pest i't the Italian legutioc in Washington, SAMUEL F. HEUSKT . w'.o was suspended n the 8.h inat. from pnttic3 before the pei.sii n <flicj, tending the investigation of thatejflice on account of misuse of con- giessioual call slips, has botn disbarred entirely from practice before the interior depjrtment und all of its bureaus. THE National Civil Service Reform League will hold its annual meeting in New York April 28 and 29. George William Curtis is among the speakers who ill address it. THE twenty fourth New York rcpubli- m congressional district convention in'el at A 'bany. Henry G. Hunger and Hobart Krum, Harrison men, were named as delegates to the convention at Minneapolis. SALES of butter on the Elgin board of trade Monday aggregated 8,100 pounds, at 22 cents a pound. Tho price at the corresponding time Inst year waB 25 cents, g HOWAKD F. API'LETON , a wealthy young Now Yorker who went to Brazil for pleasure trip, has died of yellow fever nnd been buried at 83a off tho Brazilian coast. EMI'EIIOII WILLIAM has signified his approval of Princess Fioderick Charles assuming the patronage of tho German female department of the world's fair. UTICA , III., has juat discovered that its viilago election was held un the wrong Tuesday, and as now too late to hold it on the proper date, a special election will havo to be called. THE coldest ion in the United StntcB, it is said, is (but part of northern Minno sola which lies adjacent to the Dakota border. The thermometer there come- times registeis a temperature of fifty degrees bi-low z'-ro. 'A TICKET to Jerusalem if you please, sir." This is the request that will soon be made by tourists at Joppa. The railway QOB been completed lo tho foot of the Judean billB, and already trains run thai far. The sound of the locomotive will seem itrungely out of place in the Holy Lund, but the onward march of civilizi- lion cannot be stopped. THE postal telegraph system of Great Britain and Ireland is now the most com' plete and gigantic orgonination for the transportation of messages in the world. It his absorbed, developed and utilized all that the highest inventive genius red the most profound scientific ability could produce. The present central postrfB.:e in St. Martin's le Grand was established in 1873, and now constitutes the largest telegraph station in the world. The staff cumbers 3,458; the annual amount expended in salaries and wages is (332,960 the total number of telegrams passing through the office per annum, 82,537,779 TUB last report of the civil service commissioners shows that in the examinations for government positions women are more successful than men. In* the examination for copyists' positions only one woman out of six failed, while only halt the men were successful. In the more difficult examinations one-third of the men faltad and only one-fourth of the women, while, in the very difficult examination for penological clerk, the four men who were examined all failed, while three out of the four women were successful Taken all in all, the women did more than twice as well as the men. A SMALL boy who seems utterly and irreclaimably bad baa been found In Peon sylvania city. He is but nine years old ret for a long time he haa acted the bandit toward all the school children passing his-way, while his own mother and grand mother long since were thoroughly terrorized. One day bis motrer ohided him and little James at once set the house on fire, The other day, being charged wilh theft by bin grandmother, this angel child, in default of a handier weapon, sharpened a bono and made desperate attempt to cat ber throat, Fail foihat,; Ja«e« poured oil on the floor and #oqldbftve cremated bis grandmother In her bed had not s, neighbor appeared Jainei has'Mweeti l »Q\M»d lfdwenly bine eyes, The expert* e)t the Keystone »tate will itudj fail tm fim m »l»» d »»^ of (OeiaJ•oliiftl 'tr',\ ##3f«iV£ Hil'$ "HE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTBB. FOREIGN. view, 111., comiuit'.ed suicide Saturday morning by shooting himself through the right temple. JULIA A. SIKKS was on Thursday convicted of the minder of John Danforth at Wes field, in February, 1892, and sen tenced for twoyenis to the Woman's Reformatory nt Indiaunpnlis. TWELVE privates among tho troops at Coal Creek. Tcnu,, conspired to hang two of their officer.'. One of the mutineers weakened and gave the plot away, nnd the other eleven nro now in chains awaiting a court martini. AT Fort Madison, Iowa, John Ewing and wife have been arrestee! for beating, burning nnd starving nn adopted child taken from the foundlings' homo at Springfield, III. The child came there from Pun'oosic, III. Ex SENATOII EUOENK F. O'C'ONNOII , of Brooklyr, brcthe-r of ,1 imes Owen O'Oon nor, the uctor, lias been sued by his sister, who charges that he has conspired to do fraud His brothers and sisters of their share of their fill iter's estate), which is valued at 8500,000. The Ancient*, Both Men and Women, Were Adepts in Decorating Their Persons. Professional Husband Killers Employed in Hungary by Restive and Vicious Wives. THE king and queen of Italy havo arranged to visit the court at Berlin in "uno. TUB composer.V^nli, told his admirers on Sunday that he had finished his latest work, "Fulstnff. . TEN villages in Hungary heve been burnod. The spread of the flames was assisted by drj and winely weather. ANAHCHISTS in Cardiz threw two bombs into a chuich procession, injuring number of people. Tho villoiuB escaped. MAIIBHAL Joveller y Soler, president of tho supreme council of war and marine, of Spain, died Saturday. IT is rumored that tho second daughter of the duko of Edinburgh is betrothed to the grand duke of Herze. THE death is announced of Henri de Kock, tho French playwright and novelist. He was born ia Paris in 1821, and wns a son of the great novelist, Paul de Kock. A MOVEMENT is on foot to r:leaso Mis. Montagu, of Dublin, who was sentenced to n year's imprisonment for causing the death of hei 3-year-old daughter. A ROME dispa'ch says: Owing to differences on financial measures the entire ministry has resigned. The king h is summoned Prince Minister Rudini to form u new cabinet. IT is rumored that King Charles of Routnania is about to abdicate in favor of Princo Ferdinand, the heir to the throne. The report is believed to emanate from Russian sources. A I'UIKST was beheaded in a Spanish church. The murderer killed and injurod several others with sword and revolver before be was captured. SKNOII ANTANO CLESVO , son of .he leader of tho Vem zuelan revolution, is in San Antonio without a cent in his pocket. He will remain in this country until the war in which his fathor is engaged iB ended. IN accord with the notice given by the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners of England, the majority of tbe Cotton mills in tbe federation were stopped Saturday, throwing many thousands of people out of employment. AN Englishmen named Hamilton. In Wiltshire, killed, hiB sweetheart's uncle becuuBe he believed tbe man had prejudiced the girl against him; when the S oiioe arrested him he shot one of them ead. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. A TKRiimi.v destructive fire occurred at Edinburg, Ind. A SMELTKU ut Butte, Mont, ono of the largest in the country, is burned, the loss beiug $250,000 THE Cumberland Spoke company's factory at Burnsiele, Ky., burned Sunday night. A WFLE in tho hnnds of Williuni Doub, of Bleiouiington, Ind., was ncoiilentally dischur.ed, and the ball pissed through the brain of John Chambers, his friend. THE Forcitn powder works, on Like Hoplncongu, N. Y., exploded Monday afternoon. Sovcrul are repor'.eil killed. ELIIIU CAIIH'S vtock barn, neir Charleston, 1ml., wns struck by lightning Monday mo:nil g and cn-mne', logcth r with a stock of thoroughbred hori-es valuod at 880,000. SCOTT HunnAitD, an extensive cattle owner and prominent mason, was killed in a railway accident at Price, Utah, Saturday. THE Moosic powder mill noar Scron- ton. Pa., blew up Wednesday morning. Eight employes were killed, .and several others injured. A LAUGH amount of cottm and numerous dwellings in New Orleans wero burned, tho IOSSCB boing over 83.000,000. A TKACIIEH and eight boys connected with tho Boston Furni 1 'chool at Thompson's island weio capsized and drowned. A TOIINAUO swept through Petersburg, Va., Saturday morning, demolishing a number of dwellings and killing Mrs. Milton R. Rose and a servant girl in her employ. CAIT. AUVD , the retired commodore of the Allan line of steamships, after having crossed tho Atlantic in safety more than fivo hundred timos, was drowned while crossing a swelling stream near Cowansville, Que. FIRE in the^plant of tho Winters Art liithogragh company, ut Springfield, Ohio, Monday night, destroyed valuable plnteB from which world's fair lithographs were being printed. EUWAIID BAHLAN , an employe in tho Ashley Wire WorkB at Joliet, 111,, was accidentally struck in the head by a pin polt and instantly killed. WHILE tho life-s iving crow at Bandor, Oregon, were practicing Wednesday evening their bo:it oipdzed nnd Cup. Nelson and three of tho crew of eight wero drowned. 81£I.F-COL,L,LCXKD 11UIDES CRIME. FIRE bugs are operating at San Antonio, Tex., causing much exoiteuieut and terror. A MAM of seventy-throe was sentenced to the penetentiary at BiBiuark tor penitentiary frauds. AT Nienna, Ga„ Bill West, a colored desperado, on Monday killed John Robert*. A mob in pursuit of West shot him to death. AT Casper, yVyo,, Jeff Di.obar shot and killed a negro named Lewis Adams, in a quarrel; he is under arrest. HABUY HAOOABT, one of the soldiers stationed at Kingfisher, Ok., was shot end instantly killed by a gambler named Davis, THOMAS RATHKBNT, of Pierre, S. D., diaapointed in love, took strychnine and died in agony. F. H. Olinton, of Olencoe Minn., committed suicide by shooting. Louis HABIUOTT was hanged at Freehold, N. J , for the murder of Mrs. Leonard, Nov 27, 1891. A. GBANT of Birmingham, Ala,, acting aa sheriff, has absconded to South America, being a defaulter for 110,000 squandered in speculation. * RIOHAHDM. WATSON, a New Toik stock broker, oominiUud suicide ii> Philadelphia Friday. W. 0, EBSKIHH, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was knocked down by footpad* Saturday morning and robbed of $1,000 and all hit valuables. THEODORE W»i», a St. Louis cigar- maker, 85 years of age, committed suicide by placing the muzzle of a revolver in hiB mouth and discharging it, blowing off the upper portion of his head. WIIAUM WooDnupr, ra-state treasurer,of Ajkanias, charged with em- bending »tate fund*, has been acquitted by a jury, A, M, Hp *jON, teacher in the primary, department et the publjo vj^\t at Fa^ They Seldom Make Mistakes, Hut the tfroums Do. It is a surprising fact that the bride IB almost always the ono to bear the trials and embarrassments of tho wedding cere moi.y with tho most fortitude und sang froicf despite the fact that she invariably ij tho focus for every oyo. A shy, modeBt- looking littlo creature, roled in white, will stand perfectly erect, looking the minister calmly and squarely in the eye, without for an instant lo ing her self pose, while the big b!unt, six-footer of a bridegroom ,by her sidois pale and nervous and trembling. The bride very soldoin makes any mis tnki', either at the ceremony or at tno still more trying reception afterwards, while the man is a'most always sure to put both ti et in it and then fl >undor abouk in despair until his bettor half comes to his rescue and gives him the tir «t chance to appreciate (he advantages of having some ono to take care of him. During the ceremony tho chances for the groom to make mistakes are not many The most common one for him is to got names mixed up. At a tecent wedding tbe groom calmly announced: "Annie, tuke thee, Harold, to bo my lawful wife I'ho bridal party, who were the only ones who he aid it, were convulsed, and even the stalwart young minister could not repress a twinkle in his eye. Another much rattled young man, where when asked if ho took thu young woman to be his wedded wifo, stared nonpulssed nt tbe minister for fully ten seconds, then asked blankly: ''Beg pardon, weie you Bpeaking to me?" Still another, when handed tbe ring, inste.id of passing it along, began nervionsly trying to put it on his own finger, and was only aroused by a sharp little pinch. But most of the small contretemps in cident to a wedding can be successfully hidden ftotn the knowledge of tbe guests and it is not until the bridegroom iB let loose at the wedding reception that the brido really be gins to get Bdgots fcr fear ho "will do something dreadful," a fear which is often realized. A Welcome Uallelijah. Clara.—I never saw suoh a friendly ohoir. They stopped right in tbe middle of the anthem this morning to 'peak to me. Aunt Huldah,—I didn't notice it, my child. Clara,— But they did. I wore my new cloak to oburcb for tbe first time, and as soon as I came in the ohoir sau. "Hardly knew you, Hardly knew you, two or three times.—New York Tribune JAMBS SCOTT, a negro, brutally murdered his wife with a poker Sunday evening, at Jackson, Miss.; a crowd of negros were dissuaded from banging the murderer by e white man who discovered them in the act. N OTHER COUNTRIES iTsecutlon of the Jews In Russia— Sratij-iirs Regarding 1 the Poor of Loudon. Jewelry is ns aiicieul as the existence of the precious metals and the precious tones. In no age of barbarism or ot puritanical simplicity has the jewel been entirely discarded, 'J'lie ages of iiarbarisin were those of unexampled splendor and decorations. Conquering hosts rilled the iisuro chests of their victims and carried home in triumph their-jewels and ewelry. The ancient Greeks, P, rsiuno, 'tOpii.in.s nnd It. iimi .s wero mlepts in ccorating their persons, ami iheir men were no less demonstrative than their women. Maeses of gold ch lins sparkling ith jewels, earrings and tinger -rii.gs adorned the person ot the Roman dandy, while the warrior studded his breastplate, helmet, sword, and shield with emeralds rubies, sapphires, pearls anil diaiiiouds. The jewels of the crown art- great show pieces in every kinge 'oiu in the world, while faniilv diamonds or earls, as the case may be, are just as ealously guarded and handed down from generation to generation, priceless heirlooms, souvenirs of the pust. In the Jeweler's art of to-day two widely d.fferetit nations probably excel all others in tho originality of their designs—France anu Russia Tile former not only originates desigtiB of her own, bui. calls up'in her aried art imagination to adapt all the fancies and crudities of tho ancients, until her jewelry sots the pttterns from which all others snvo Russia copy. Th) kingdom which Peter founded presents greater contrusls of art culture and barbarism than any nation within thep.de of civilization. Whilo the world rings with the heart rending cries of a people prosecuted for the love of their God, and Millions, of Russia's peasantry cry aloud for bread and rot by the wayside, her musicians, poets, authors and painters invade the wonderland of culture, carrying all before them. Quite recently the sale and dis posulof tlie Verestchagin'eollection pointed clearly to tho estimation and value of a great mind; last year Tsehaikowsky rovealed to us how rich in meloily Russia 's folk music is; and yet another— Russian only, it is true, by domination— Paderewski, is now delighting thu public ' y tho fire and depth of his musical art. ho centennial exhibition made the American people first awnre of the value of Russian art in the treatment of the precious metals. It savors nlmost en- irely of tho ByzantUo period of tho art world; KB workmanship is i-xcesaivoly "no and Horid, delighting in over-elabora- iou anil detail; especially sttong, too, in tho decoration of church voslments, in.ssals, nnd regalia, which, us the Greek church is so closely allied to tho Catholic tho elaborateness of its ponipB and leremonies, provide tho jeweler with many opportunities for the displny of his art- workings. For the ornamentation of tho person the Russian does not, except among tho peasant class, follow his native stylo in his jewelry, but rathor uffects tho Persian elegance. In Italy they are celebrated for their delicate filigree, work, but in other parts of continental Europe jowelry is tawdry and badly made. Switzerland excels in watches. England is very strong in silver, jewelry, miinufuctuiiug some gold, principally chains, brucele 'B and brooches, all of which aro heavy, clumsy uud not at ull refined art. London is tho head quarters of tho trade, whoro tho horrors cf tho "sweating system" among her wrotched jewelry workorB were tho subject of legislative inquirry. FUOVBBSIONAL HUB1IAND K1LLK11S. lice did not appear. In the meantime the mob had robbed somo spirit shops, and many had become totally drunk and begaa to pull tho Jews' houses to pieces, swearing they would not leave a single one whole. In an hour and a half they demolished fifty-nine Jewish houses.| Later about one hundred brown loaves were heaped in the street for distribution. Somo hungry Jewish women and children began to eat from some of the loaves, and tho mob, perceiving this, threw itself ap- upon them nnd all but killed them. In Penan very similar scenes happened. Here forty-four houses were demolished, and tho attempt whs made to blow up the Jewish meeting house with gunpowder, but only the front part of tho building was damaged. TUB LONDON TOOn. Tlie Infest statistics tell ui that out of Loudon's four or five millions of people nioro than 300,000 earn less than 3 shillings a day per family. Botweon 40,000 children in the board schools alono go to school hungry overy morning (and rarely know nt any time what it is to have sufh- cient food. They toll us also that one week's income of thu owners of London's ground, the vuluo of which increases at tho rate of over four millions annually, would provide a dinner everyday in tho year for each one of the forty thousand ill-fed children, and that Liiulon's million poor could be do- cently housed on tho unearned increment of a year. Facts liko those, pictures like this one before us, naturally make us question whether tho time is not ripe for the favored and happy to Btop and "consider" the problem of tha poor. Tho same pitiless statistician, who goes on building a pyramid of proof by piling convincing fact on fact, states that. London has over thirty .thousand people who havo no borne and no belter but that afforded by the four- penny Doss House nnd tbo casual ward. A THU' ACIIOSS INDIA. In a book intended to guide other horsemen who may desire to imitate bim,Lieu­ tenant Varges of tho Austro-Hungarian army has made public the details of his recent trip across India. He rode 1,200 miles in ninety-four days, and crossod 15J4. rivers, only three of which wore bridged, HiB expenses wero a littlo less than 8150, of which 845 was for food for himself, his servant and his horse. Tho '.total coat of his trip from his homo and back was 8750. The inexpensiveness of his trip, as well as tho soundnoss of his health throughout it, Lieutenant Varges attributes to his habit of eating only rice during his ourney on horso-buclc. During tho ride 10 ate 110 pounds of rice, his servant stvcnty-fivu pounds. For tho first fourteen ilays Lieutenant Varges ato poppcrod rico; then for three weeks curried rice, liutwi en tho fifth and ninth week he ate sugared rico. In the tonth wo6k the rice wns suited; in the eleventh, unseasoned; in tho twelfth, Baited, peppered, curried und sugared, •alllaat Ovar • rrMlpta* Ii a tarrlala tain* avaa In draama. Taa victim of this toquaat tons of alisuoara awakaa with a start andaoryi ala lUBbs btinad ia aols paraplra- UQB.klahaartttBnplsf Uansndiuulr Moral I DouH alaap on lour back, particularly if JOB aia troaMad with cUspspsU apd. aarroosuata, and us HoaUttara^tonuch Bitton te CMS tast* joint tro«blaa. far alaapla«iiaaa,™U» lasspar- abla attendant a) ckronlc .dyiMp»la,a»d Uao.I- i*wa |«Ki|wlwef sad bowa|sa|» tbara. If wa tra t9ia4teN««Msd>te ttw brain sad sarrQoi mi From the time of tho Empress Agrippina the world has progressed in many things says tha London Graphic, but the art of husbandicido, in which tho amiable spcuso or Clrudius wns already so proficient, has reuiuined praotica'ly stationary. Whether this is to bo accounted for by Agrippina having been very much in advance of her time s or by tho inexorable requirements of tho laws of crim innl statistics which Mr. Buckle has so elaborately expounded it is difficult to Bay Suffice it that husbandicide is what tho scientists would call a "constant" phenomenon. Even its mothods are unvary ing. it might legitimately have beon hoped that in this cultured age tho em ployment of professional poisoners by restive wivei was no longor possible. This is a mistake, if wo are to credit a tele gram from Budu-I'esth published this morning. In Hungary it appears that tho merried state is so little of a^success that a demand has arisen for professional poiBoner*. Several elderly ladies aro said to havo qualified themselves for thii agreoeable calling, and three of thorn are about to tuke their trial for having as sisteel ten peasant women to tho weeds of widowhood. This is a very shookiag disclosure, ana it is to be hoped that it bus no bosis in fact. Still it is to be rem- enibored that it is not witbout precedent, iissuch ill omonded names as Locusta und Toffania can testify, and if husbandioide i'solf enduros why should its methods not survivo?" EXCESSES AGAINST THU JEWS. The Vionna papers publish details of tbe latent persecutions of tbo Jews in Russia, including those in the govern 1 meat of Pensii and Suratoy. In the gov em men t a nunied nearly two thousand families have been reducod to beggary several poi eons have been badly wouuded and ninety houses entirely destroyed. Tho persecutions begun last October. Thou sands of hungry peusimts, nut of work, marched through tho streets, und where they did not got food fcr the aeking tboy took it. Recently a band of these vagrants went into tbe town of Samozansk, and asking help of the mayor and t >nn counoil What tnero was of corn had already been distributed, and they were told to wait un til fresh nit's of corn and flour should ar< live, But tboy bud learned ut tbe station that there wot a train of corn and flour, nd, re -enforced by all tbe poor of the town, tbey marched thither. Some of tbo town council then had tbe terrible idea of directing the people 's attention to the Jews, who, th«y said, had stored victuals. The excited crowd turned back from the station, went to the market place, and began to rob tho Jows A fur store was emptied in five minutes, and before half an hour was over all tbe shops in the market place had been rob- bid of everything in them. Then the mob bum into the Jews' lodgingi>, where, however, they did not find the mores they expected, The Jews hod to pay for tbe disappointment, and women, old men and iw cjiwlly lll'treftted, Tbepo- Arbor Day. Written in 1885. Teachers can easily interest thoir pnpila adorning the school grounds. With proper pro Arrangement as to the selection and procuring of trees, vines and shrubs, Arbor Day may accomplish wonders.— Many bunds will make inorry, as well as light, tho work. Such a holiday will be an attractive occasion of social enjoyment and 'luprovemont. The parents should be per- uadod to approve and patronize tbo plan. It tends to fraternize the people of a district, when thoy thus meet on common ground, and young und old work for a common object, where all difforenccB of rank, or sect, or party aro forgotten. The plantings and improvements thus made will be suro to be protected. They will romain as silont, but effective teachers of the beauti- ul to all pupils, gradually improving their taste nnd character. Such work done around tho school naturally extends to the homes. You improve the homes by improving tho Bchoola as truly as you improve tho schools by improving the homos. "The hope of America is the homes of America." It has long been my ambition to improve tho homcB and home-life of our industrial classes, and help them to realize that tbe highest privilege end central duty of life the creation of happy homes, for the homo is the chief school of virtue, the fouutuin-hoadof individual and national strength and prosperity. It is a worthy ambition to surround one's; home and children wilh such scenes and influences as shall make the every -day lifo and labors brighter und happier, and help one to go sunny and singing to his work. Our youth bhould early share in such efforts fcr adorning the surroundings of their homes, and planting troos by the wayside. How attractive our roads may become by long avenues of trees. This is beautifully illustrated in many countries of Europe. Arbor Day will become one of the institutions of tbo country, in which our boys nnd girls will take an eager share and genuine pleasure, and thus gain a liking for trees that will nevor be effaced. Nebraska has tho honor of originating Arbor Day. Somo ton years ago, at the request of its State Board of Agriculture, the governor appointed tbo second Wednesday in April us tbo day to be devoted toeconomio tree-planting, and it is olaimed that twelve millions of tiees were planted on that day. Tho successive governors have continued thus to recognize this day. The schools last spring adopted the "Cincinnati plan" of planting "memorial trees." The recent spring floods and summer droughts in Indiana, Ohio, and elsewhere, increasingly and now alarmingly destructive, ore calling publio attention to tbe cause und remedy as never before. The denudation of the hills and mountain sources of the springs is the leading cause of t.heso freshets, and these can be remedied only by the extensive re -foresting of suoh lands. This great result, which must be tho work of time, will be best accomplished by interesting the young, as well as the old, in tree -planting. The Arbor Day in schools will do immense f rood in this direotion. We need to popu- arize and diffuse the sentiment of trees. This will best secure their propagation and proteo'ion. The frequency of forest fires IB the common objection to economio tree-planting. But let the Bentimont of trees be duly cultivated, and tbey will be regurded as our friends, as ii the cose in Qermany. The publio need to understand that the interests of all olastes are concerned in tbo conversation of forests. In Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and other European countries, this Bubjeot 1 B SO taught in their schools that the people generally appreciate the value of trees and need of protecting them. Henoe an enlightened publio sentiment is a better guardian ot their forests than the national police. . HON. B, G. NOBTHBOF, COMING TO LECTURE. Victoria, Woodhull Sails Jtor the Caltad slates. LONDON, April 16.—Mr. J, B, Martin. Mrs. Martin (Victoria Woodlull). and Lady 0ook( Connie 0. Obaflin), soiled on the steamship Tray Wednesday-for New York. Mrs. Martin stated that >-ehe had been offered 60,000 pounds for>Mty leo- tures in the United States on bumaitariaa and other subjects and would accept It if her health permitted. IT is announced that Punce George of, Wales will fttywl fe9 wprtAVtafi™ fl v ml*, mm Alltel

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