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iheg00tviUe§ifvicw. PTJBUWD KVXBT 8A.TURDAT -mt— W. 9. BTJBDIOK. THBM8: fl.BO Pw Tesw, Btrictly ta AeVranc*. Th* But Aittrtiting Medium to rencll th* four north-tattem conn tit t Offlea BoattVwsrt Coraar Lawlar and TlM.-t. - ADVERTISING RATES: W. N. BUROlCK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCK. Tim I we»k . . I WMl-S .. 1 J weeW ., 1 month . 8 rmmthv i months. 1 yi'T — VOL. XX. POSTVTLLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1892. II on |i 60 ISO a 2T, if 00 a to l no i oo 5 60 ID 00 I 8 00 8 75 «ro « 21 8 00 13 00 4 In. H col 1 col r-' no li *) |1 00 110 St a 75 » 75 800 18 W 5 on 7 30 10 on 18 00 6 25 ft 25 IS 00 19 0* 0 no 1! V* i" on 25 00 II. 25 10 00 2! 00 85 00 15 00 20 00 88 00 50 0C 11 0) 30 00 45 00 80 00 NUMBER (J. IliiiliM-tn o.r.ln not needing firi, llnea, 13. Local ndnitl-m.rit« (it |. Kn | riao , Ad»ertla«- l'!f , n H *i ''I*' "."I 1 "I 1 "' "° T 'cinc time will bf nui) ma |.,ir| rr i.| „„i nn ^ -harrad for ao- conlln^ljr. A:l 1,111, qiiatt»rl/ EASTER SEJtMOX Delivered, by Rev. T. DoWitt Tal- masro in Brooklyn. DMth llobbad or It» ltlttrrni-». by the Hope of » Glorious Henurrectlnn— 111 But a Step Toward the IIlEher Lire. The following Easter sermon wns dc- llrered by Rev. T. DeWitt Tnlnmge In the Brooklyn tnbernnclc, from tho text: Surely tlio blttcrnuw' of doath In past.— I. Samuel, iv., SB. So cried Agag, and the only objection I have to this text Is that n bad man uttered It. Nevertheless, it Is true, and in a higher and bettor sense tluin that in which it was uttered. Years ngo a legend something like this was told me: In a hut lived a very poor woman by the name of Misery. In front of her door was a pear tree, which was her only resource for n living. Christ, the Lord, in poor garb, was walking through the earth ind no one. would entertain Him. In vain He knocked at the door of palaces and of humble dwellings. Cold and hungry and Insufficiently clad as He was none received Him. Hut coming one day to the hut of this woman, whose name was Misery, she received TUm, and offered Him a few crusts and asked him to warm Himself at the handful of coals, and she sat up all night that the wayfarer might have a pillow to rest on. In the morning this Divine lioing asked her as He departed what she would have Him do in the way of reward, and told her that He owned the universe and would give her what she iibla-d. All she asked was that her pear tree might beprotected.and that the boys who stole her fruit, once climbing the tree, might not be able to get down without her consent So it was granted, uud all who climbed the tree were eompeled to stay there. After awhile Death came along and told the poor woman she must go with htm. Hut she did not want to go, for, however poor one's lot Is, no one wants to go with Death. Then she said to Death: "1 will go with you if you will flrBt climb up into my pear tree and bring me down a few pears before I start." This ho consented to do, but having climbed into the treo he could not again come down. Then the troubles of the world began, for Death did not come. The physicians had no patients, the undertakers no business, lawyers no wills to make, the people who waited for inheritances could not get them, the old men staid in all the professions and occupations so that there was no room for the young who were coming on, and the earth got overcrowded and from all the earth tho cry went up: "Oh, for Death I Where IB Death?" Then the people came to the poor Tvoman and begged her to let Death descend from the tree. In sympathy for tho world she consented to let Death come down on one condition, and that was that ho should never molest or take her away, and on that condition Death was allowed to come down, and he kept his word and never removed her, and for that reason we always have Misery with us. In that allegory some one has set forth the truth that I mean to present on this Easter morning, which celebrates tho resurrection of Christ and our coming resurrection—that one of the grandest and mightiest mercies of the earth is our Dlvino permission to quit it. Sixty-four persons every minute step of this planet Thirty million people every year hoard this planet, As a steamer must unload before it takes on another cargo, and as the pas- aengera of a rail train must leave it in order to have another company of passengers enter It, so with this world. What would happen to an ocean steamer if a man taking a state room, should stay in it forever? What would happen to a rail train if one who purchases a ticket should always occupy the seat assigned him? And what would happen to this world if all who came into It never departed from it? Tho grave te as much a benediction as the cradle, What sunk that ship in tho Black sea a few days ago? Too many passengers. What was the matter with that steamer on the Thames which, a few years ago, went down with six hundred lives? Too many passengers. Now, this world .Is only a ship, which was launohed aome six thousand yearB ago. It is sailing at the rate of many thousand miles an hour. It is freighted with mountains and oitles, and has in its state rooms and Bteerage about one billion six hundred million passengers. So many are coming aboard it is necessary that a food many disembark. Supposo that all the people that have lived since the days of Adam and Eve wore'Will alive.— what a oluttered up place this world .Would be I No elbow room, no place to Walk, no privacy, nothing to eat or wear; or, if anything were left, the hu' man rave would, like a shipwreoked crew, have to be put on small rations, each of us having perhaps only a bis cult a day. And what chance would there be for the rising generations? The men and women who started when tho world started would keep the modern people back and down, saying: "We are six thousand years old. Bow down. History is nothing, for we are older than history." What a mercy for tho human race was deuth. Within a few years you can get from this world all there is In it After you have had fifty or sixty or seventy spring times you have seen enough blossoms. After fifty or sixty or seventy autumns you have seen •nough of gorgeous foliage, After fifty or sixty or seventy severe winters you have seen enough snowstorms and felt enough chills, and wrapped yourself in enough blankets, 'In the ordinary length of human life you have earned enough burdens, and abed enough tears, and suffered enough injustices, and felt enough pangs, and been clouded by enough doubts, and surrounded by enough mysteries. We talk about the shortness of life, but if we •zeroised good sense we would realize ' that life is quite long enough. If we are the children of God we are. at a .banquet, and this world is only the first course of the food, and we ought to be glad that there are other and better •nd richer courses of food to be handed > «*. •> We Wre herein, one room of our Vather'a house, but there are rooms up- staira,' T /heyarehetterplotured,better " upholstered, better furnished. Why .. ,4owe l war»t to" stay in the ante-room ^•WmNSti^m thore are palatial apart* B^t« waiting for 0«r occupancy? LWMfeA .WW **• »'WW* imw.mWY environmental, « s> physical machinery. Our bodies have wondrous powers, but they are very limited. There arc beasts that can outrun us, outllft us, outcarry us. The birds have both the earth and air for travel, yet we must stick to tlio one. In this world, which tho human race takes for Its own, there are creatures of God that can far surpass UR in some things. Death removes this slower and less adroit machinery and makes room for something better. These eyes that can see half a milo will be removed for those that can see from world to world. These ears, which can hear a sound a few feet off, will be removed for cars that can hear from none to zone. These feet will be removed for powers of locomotion swifter than the reindeer's hoof or eagle's plume or lightning's flash. Then, we have only flvo senses, and to these wc are Bhut up. Why only five senses? Why not fifty, why not. ono hundred, why not a thousand? Wo can have, and we will havo them, but not until this present physical machinery is put out of tho way. Do not think that this body Is the best that God can do for us, God did not half try when lie contrived your bodily mechanism. Mind you, I believe with all anatomists and all physiologists and with the Psalmist that "wcaro fearfully and wonderfully made." But I believe and I know that God can and will get us better physical equipment Is it possible for man to make improvements in man's physical machinery? Shall canal boat give way to limited express train? Shall slow letter give place to telegraphy, that places San Francisco and New York within a minute of communication? Shall the telephone take the sound of a voice sixty miles and instantly bring back another voice, and God, who made tho man who does these things, not be able to improve 1lie man himself with Infinite velocities and infinite multiplication? Benellcient death comes in and makes the necessary removal to make, way for these supernatural improvements. So also our slow process of getting information must have a substitute. Through prolonged study we learned tho alphabet, and then we learned to spell, and then we learned to read. Then the book is put before us, and the eye travels from word to word and from page to page, and we take whole days to read the book, and, If from that book of four hundred or five hundred pages, we have gained one or two protltable Ideas, wc feel we have done well. There must bo some swifter way and more satisfactory way of taking in God's universe of thoughts and facts and emotions and information. But this can not be done with your brain in its present state. -Many a bruin gives way under the present facility. This whitish mass in the upper cavity of the skull, and at the extremity of the nervous system—this center of perception and sensation can not endure more than it now endures. But God can make a better brain. and He sends death to remove this Inferior brain that He may put in superior brain. "Well," you say, "docs not that destroy the idea of a resurrection of tho present body?" Oh, no. It will bo tho old factory with new machinery, new driving-wheel, now bands, now levers and new powers. Don't you see? So I supposo the dullest human brain after tho resurrectionary process will have more knowledge, more ucutc- ness, more brilliancy, more breadth of swing than any Sir William Hamilton, or Herschel, or Isaac Newton, or Faraday, or Agassiz ever had in the mortal state or all their intellectual powers combined. You see God has only just begun to build you. The palace of your nature has only the foundation laid, and part of the lower story, and onlv Dart of one window. DUTt tnc great, urcniu-ei. na.s IUUHH ma draf t of what you will be when tho Al- hainbra is complotcd. John was right whon he said: "It doth not yet appear what wo shall be." Blessed be deathl for it removes all the hlnderances. And who has not all his life run against hlnderances? We can not go so far up or so far down. If wo go far up we get dizzy, and if wo go far down we get suffocated. If men would go high up thoy ascend the Mattcrhorn or Mont Blao or Himalaya, but what disasters have been reported as thoy come down. Or, if they went down too far, hark to the explosion of tho fire damps, and see tho disfigured bodies of the poor miners at tho bottom of tho coal shaft Then there are the elimatological hlnderances. Wo run against unpro- pltlous weather of all sorts. Winter blizzard and summer scorch, and each season seems to hatch a brood of its own disorders. The summer spreads its wings and hatches out fevers and sunstrokes, and spring and autumn spread their wings and hatch out malarias, and winter spreads it* wings and hatches out pneumonia and Russian grips, and the climate of this world is a hlndorance whleh every man and woman and child has felt Death is to the good transference to superior weather; weather never fickle, and never too cold and never too hot, and never too light and never too dark, Have you any doubt that God can mnV-o better weather than is characteristic of this planet? Blessed is deathl for it prepares the way for change of zones, yea it clears the path to a semi-omnipresence^ How often we want to be in different places at the same time. How perplexed we get being coaipeiea to aboiaa hntween w eddings, between friendly groups, between three or four places we would like to be in the same morning, or the same noon, or the same evening. While death may not open opportunity to be in many places at the same time, so easy and BO quick and, so instantaneous will bo tho transference that it will amount to about the same thing. Quicker than 1 can speak this sentence von will bu among vour glorified KinaVeii, among the martyrs, among the apostlos, in the gate, on tl monts, at tho temple, and now from world to world as soon as a robin hops from ono tree branch to another tree branoh. Distance no hinderance. Immensity easily compassed. Semi-omnipresence! "But," says some one, "I oan not see how God is going to recon struct my body in the resurrection," Oh, that will be very easy as compared with what He has already done with your body four or six or ten times. All scientists tell us that the human body changes entirely once in seven years, sai that if you are twenty-eight years of age you haw now, your fourth body. If yow areforty -two years of age you have had six bodies, It you are seventy years of body. Ayel to muKc that resurrection body will not require half as much ingenuity and power as those other bodies you have had. I.lit not easier on „ cipht fc et high, nine feet wide. It for a sculptor to make a statue out of >" j_Ln.. » i- „„.i .„„„„ ,„ , Bilcnt clay than it would be to make a crumbling steps till we came abreast of the niche in which 1 think Christ was buried. I measured the sepulchre and found it fourteen and one-half feet statue out of some material that Is alive, and moving and running hither and thither? Will it not be easier for God to make the resurrection body out of tho silent dust of the crumbled body than it was to mukc your body over five or six or eight times while it was in motion, walking, climbing, falling or rising? God has already on your four or flvo bodies bestowed ten times more omnipotence than He will put upon the resurrection body. Yea, wo have the foundation for the resurrection body In us now. Surgeons and physiologists say there are parts of tho human body the uses of which they can not understand. They are the preliminaries of the resurrection body. God docs not make anything for nothing. The uses of thoso now Bur- plus parts of the body will bo demonstrated when the glorified form is constructed. Now, if death clears the way for all this, why paint him as a hobgoblin? Why call him king of terrors? Why think of him as a great spook? Why sketch him with skeleton and arrows, and standing on the bank of dark waters? Why have children so frightened at his name that they dare not go to bed alone, and old men have their teeth chatter lest some shortness of breath hand them over to the monster? All is a fnmlly tomb, and seems to have been built to hold flvo bodies. But I rejoice to say that the tomb was empty. And the door of the rock was gone, and the sunlight streamed it The day that Christ rose and came forth tho sepulchre was demolished forever, and no trowel of earthly masonry can ever rebuild it And the rupture of those rocks, and tho snap of that governmental seal, and the crash of thoso walls of limestone, and the step of the lacerated but triumphant foot of the risen Jesus wc to-day celebrate with acclaim of worshiping thousands, while with all tho nations of Christendom, and all tho shining hosts of Heaven wo chant: "Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept" Oh, ivcop no moro, your comforts slain, Tho Lord Is rlson, Ho llvoa ntrnln. "And now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant make you perfect In every good word and work." Hallelujah! Anient Miss VIOLA GUII.WOI.D, theonly woman in a clans of forty-eight men at the Collego of Pharmacy, Northwestern Univer- ty, carried off the first prize. age you have had ten bodies, j}o you nok my unbelieving friend, think if Qod could build for you four or A T* or tan bodies Ha oouldnallY build ior ven : flfla/:'HaoM '40 ba ; eallad the. raMunraeAlflaA the ages have been busy in maligning death, hurling repulsive metaphors at death, slandering death. Oh, for tho sweet breath of Easter to come down on the earth. Right after the vernal equinox, and when the flowers are beginning to bloom, well may all nations with song, and congratulation, and garlands celebrate the resurrection of Christ and our own resurrection when the time is gone by, and tho trumpet pour through the flyingitlouds the harmonies that shall wake the dead. By the empty niche of .Joseph' mausoleum, by the rocks that parted to let the Lord come through, let our ideas of changing worlds be forever revolutionized. If what I have been saying is true, how differently we ought to think of our friends departed. Tho body they havo put off is only as when entering a hall lighted and .resounding with musical bands, you leave your hat and cloak in the cloak room. What would a banqueter do if ho had to carry thoso in­ cumbrances of apparal with him into the brilliant reception? What would your departed do with their bodies If they had to he incumbered with them tu the king's drawing room? Gone into the light! Gone into the music! Gone into the festivity! Gone among kings and queens and conquerors] Gone to meet Elijah and hear him tell of the chariot of fire drawn by horses of fire and the sensation of mounting the sapphire steps! Gone to meet with Moses and him describe the pile of black basalt that shook when the law was given! Gone to meet Paul and hear him toll how Felix trembled, and how the ship went to pieces in the breakers, and how thick was the darkness in the Mamer- tlne dungeon! Gone to meet John Knox and John Wesley and Hannah Moore and Francis Havergal! Gone to meet tho kindred who preceded them! Why, I Bbould not wonder if they had larger family group there than they ever hod here. Oh, how many of them have got together again! Your father and mother went years apart, but they have got together, and their children that went years ago got together again. Gone where they have more room! Gone where they have more jubilant society! Gone where they have mightier capacity to love you than when you were here! Goue out of hln­ derances into unbounded liberty! Gone out of January into June) Gone where they talk about you, as we always talk about absent friendB, and say: "I wonder when they will come up to join us. Harkl the outside door of Heaven swings open. Harkl there are feet on the golden stairs. Perhaps they are coming!" I was told at Johnstown after the flood that many people who had been for months and years bereft, for the first time got comfort when the awful flood came, to think that their departed once were not present to see the catastrophe. As the people were floating down on the housetops they said: "Oh, how glad I am that father and mother are not here," or "How glad I am that the children are not alive to see this horror!" And ought not we who are down here amid the up -turnings of this life be glad that none of the troubles whioh submerge ns can ever affright our friends ascended? Before this I warrant our departed ones have been introduced to all the celebrities of Heaven. Some one has said to them: "Let me introduce you to Joshua, the man who by prayer stopped two worlds for several hours. Let me mako you acquainted with this group of three heroes—John HUBS, Philip Meloncthon and Martin Luther. Ahat here Fenelont Here is Archbishop Lelgh- tonl Here are Latimer and Ridley! Here is Matthew Simpson! Here poets' row—James Montgomery and Anna Barbauld and Horatius Bonar and Phoebe Palmer and Lowell Mason." Were your departed ones fond of music? What oratorios led on by Handel and Haydn. Were they fond of pictures? .What Raphaels pointing out skies with all colors wrought into chariot wheels, wings of seraphim and coronations. Were they fond of poetry? What eternal rhythms led on by John Milton. Shall we pity our glorified kindred? No, they had better pity us. We, the shipwreoked, and on a raft in the hurricane, looking up at them sailing on over calm seas, under skies that never frowned with tempests, we hop­ pled with chains; they lifted by wings. "Surely the bitterness of death is past" All these thoughts are suggested as we stand this Easter mora amid the broken rooks of the Saviour's tomb. Indeed I know that tomb has not been rebuilt, for I stood in December of 1880 amid the rums of that the famous pulcher of all time. There are thou- anda of tombs in our Greenwood and Laurel HUl and Mount Auburn with mere polished stone and more elaborate masonry and more foUaged surround ings, but as I went, down the steps of the supposed tomb of Christ on my return from Mount Cavalry, I said to my- eelfi "This is the tomb of all tombs, Around this stand more stupendous incident*) than around any grave of all the world since death entered it." I- oould not QUEIIN VICTOKIA'S crown, made in 1838, contains 11.C00 precious stoneH, and valued at 81,500,000. five sixths of the tonen are diamonds. TnK lower part of the band IB a row of 129 peails, the upper part of 112. It a'BO containu saprhirea, nuioralds and rubies. TIIK first steamship of the new lino between llie United States and Mexico has made her first vovage from Philadelphia to Vera Cruz. Thin steamship was built u British shipyard by a British firm, though !ln> Mexicxn-American company ight have got better aloaoi&bips built in merican shipyards by American firms. TIIK "wooded island" in tho exposition grounds is beginning to assume tho character which in great part it will have during the fair—that of a gigantic (lower wirden. Already the fioricu.'tural department has received 27,000 rosio bushei acd thcr plants, several thousand of whioh came from abroad. TIICBO are being ransplantcd on the island. TUE Now York legislature has enacted law which will delight hotel keepers more than their guests. Heretofore a man could deposit his valuables in the safe of the hotol and the propriotor was respon sible for their return, regardless of the value. The new law limitB his rcsponsi ilityto$250. If there is a loss from any cause the owuer must stand ull beyond the amount ot $250. So well did tho trustees of tho great ildon estate manage their truat that when the estate was recently divided it found that the mt profits on ir.como for five years amounted to an increase of $1,000,000. This wus exclusive of all ex penseu of litigation and administration. Sv.muol i. Tiliten's estate originally appraised at $5,000, 000. The Goverior was a shrewd ouyer, but some of his purchases proved bad. With new investments tho trustees managed, however, that New York city is not a little indebted to them for a good share of-the amount that the heirs did not ubsQrb and. which goes to the end that tho testator meant a much larger sum should go to, namely, a great public ibrary. • IN South Africa nature furnishes ready to hand a substitute for the fly paper Americans have so patiently to prepare in the shape of. plant botasically rorHula dent at a. It grows sovera 1 feet high, and is hung in rooms of the colonists to catch dies just UB the artifical article is hero, it iB closely allied to the Droseras—the Suh-dewii of our swamps—made BO memorable by Mr. Prnwin's works, in which he shows that these plnuts catch insects for the direct" purpose o£ eating them that they pre really carnivorous plants. TUB completion of the new railroad from Jaffa to Jerusalem marks a new date in the history of Palestine. The echoes of the iron horse across the plains of Sharon and the engine's shrill scream "by cool Siloam's shady rill," will help startle a good many things into newness of life in that country of the patriurohs and the prophets. If only the deadly hand of the Tutk was lifted off and there was an equi table civil government, the "holy land might once more "revive as the corn and blossom as the rose." man IHUCBSVOR PAINTINGS. An auction solo of foreign paintings be longing to the Robert L, Cutting, estate, held at Chickering hall in New York, ro- anntly, resulted in good prices, notwith standing that a good many pictures no doubt brought less than they cost, beinc reduted to their real valae. A fine specimen of Zima'cois, "Tue rteturn to the Con vent," was the subject of lively bidding, and was.bought by Boussod, Valadon & Co., for $16,000, But two other works exceeded $6,000,—"Coming out of Church,'' by Madras:), $5,500, and "Cowi in a Pool," by E. Van Maroke, $7,100. "Watering Sheep," by Jacque, brought $4,225i "Normandy Cliffs," by Troyon •4,600i "Pool in the Meadow," by Jules Dupre,' $8,82bj a "Sheep Pasture," by Augaste Bonheur,' $3,500; "Italian Mother and Child," by-Bouguereau, $3,400) and [or over $2,000/paintings by Oorot, Vol Ion, Ktcg, Fortuny, Fromestln, Pla», The famous French artists -were nesilyaH represented, many of the modern: r?p^ui^ school and several celebrated Duloljnjeift To enow how high technic i« valued,He pr»ce,($2,875)for a, •••til) life''by Vollon 9**J hi, cited,, \q?»e,wlp- m'fc ^ll&fc'-"" pnoe hjoie (o {jh« endujlnavalue of WMlj. Of ,grea( vftiUiU. limply a* invent! HE LATEST NEWS. OBNBBAL NOTES A DISCOVKIIV of gold is reported from Buckner, Ark. Coi.. GEOKOKGIUY, tho Now York law- er, is dead of paresis. JOHANN MOST has resumed his anarch- tic harangues in New York. VICTOIUA WotiDiiULL bus announced herself aB a candidito for president of the "nited States. KAHM property along the liittlo Blue river, MI Indiana, has suffered severely from tho recent floods. KNOLISII capitalists buy thu Spratt rnS.' siiphiro lands in Montana for $2,000,000. 1 nn groat bridge over tho Mississippi river at Memphis is practically completed. .' A quantity of high explosives, bombs, wjrdit and revolvers were seized Saturday in the house of Stahley, tho nnarch- t. in Hoboken. THE Georgia supremo court has affirmed ho const it jtionality of the law making railroads amenable ro county tuxation. ON Wednesday night, General A. (!. Edwards, for many years United States ub-treasur^r nt St. Louis, died, aged 80 TnK clearing* Saturday in Chicago were $13,780,6%; fortlm week, $89,610,625, as gainst $81 061,9SO for the corresponding week of 1891. CHIRP KNOIHKKII N. B. CI.AUK, of Washington, inventor of tho deflective armor now used on the warships o£ all nations, died Monday morning. AT New York. Miss Georgino Wolterc as hem awarded $26,000 in u breach ot promise cuit against Schulz, the wealthy inventor. I'IVK uundrod and forty chinamen—the argesfc invoice ever recaived from tho "lowery kingdom—have reached British Columbia, and will try to get into the United States. TIIUMAN A. MEKIUAM, who was a member of the forty-eiglitu congress, and for many years a reporter on tho staff ol the New York San, died Saturday. TIIK president has nominated John R. anncr, of Illinois, to bo assistant treasurer of Chicago. .IOIIAN MOST, tho New York anarchist, was released trom prison Tuesday, having served tin months for on address inciting liot in November, 1887. M. J. TIKIINKY, a Louisville froiirht conductor, who was injured by tho explosion of it barrel of naphtha, has secured verdict of $20,C00 against tho Standard il company. ANTI-I.ICBNRE carried at Iroquois, Ills., by u majority of one; part of tho license ticket was elected, however. UOSWKLI. SMITIJ, president of The Century Magazine company, died Tuesday morning of Uright 'B disease. Ho has been unconscious a month. AN embarrassing discovery is made in North Dakota. It is that the legislature male no provision for tho oleclion ot presidential electors, and the defect cannot be remedied in timo unless a special session of the legislature is held. AT the biisjclist mf.eting ut Brighton 'uesdny, Fowler, an English rider, in a half-mile scratch race beat Arthur A. Zimmerman of tho New York Athletic club, nino yards. Tun steamship Conemaugb with the 280,000 pounds of flour for tho famine tri-ken people of Russia, failed from New York Monday lor Philadelphia to complete her cargo and will then sail for Riga. TIIK people of six counties in Toxas are starving becauso of three years of poor crops. An appeal has been published asking for contributions of corn nnd other supplitm to be addressed to tho central committee, care B. 11. Monroe, San An tonio, county iudgo. IT is reported that Col. Frank Whoaton, of the Second United States infantry, tationed at Omaha, will be appointed to the vacant brigadier generalship, and that when confirmed he will be assigned to Vancouver barracks, iho headquarters of the Columbia. Two Ne*v York bank robbers were cap tured in Copenhagen, Denmark, after a lively pursuit, in a row boat. ATTncnnin, Wash., Mortimer Lewis fatally shot his wifi- anl then blew out bis own brains. Drink was the cause. TIIK body of Mrs. Catharina Bievcr, of Buffalo, N, Y., was found in bed with the head cru-ihid in by an ax. Her husband had i ommitted the murder. WHII.K Bishop Perry was preaching at the Episcopal church in Dubque, Iowa, Sunday night pickpockets worked the throng* which filled the aisles, but. got little wealth. :l AT Louisville, Ky , Saturday, Stephen Hito was sentenced to hang June 3 for the murder of Albert Bauermin S^pt. 20, 1891. His defense was imaaity. PKTKK ENO, chnrged with the murder of his wife, Minnie, in April, committed suicide Sunday morning by hanging in his evil at the jail in Lawrence, Mais. UKNIIY SCIIALMC, a wealthy contractor of Pittsburgh, P.t., committed suicide Monday morning b> shooting himself in the head with a rovolvci. ED\VAII» D. BINOIIAM, district attorney of Chester county, Pa., .has disappeared, leaving behind a lot of protested checks. Defectives are Hunting for him. A Niiauo robber in Mississippi was pursued to the mountains. When brought to da) he killed ono of his pursuers and gave th.» other two a terrible light before he was finally captured. OHAIU.KS BI.ACKMAN, a cattle thief who for live years has eluded officers of the law, has been capiurul and placed in jail at Cuslon, Iowa. Thero aro several indictments pending against him f 3r wholesale cattle stealing AT Traverse City, Mich., Maynurd Buiril, a single man, 23 years old, cut his throat with a razor Saturday morn'ng. Ho cannot live. Despotdency was the cause. TIIK collector of customs at Port Townsend, Wanb., has seizad the steamer Michigan, which plies along the coist. Five thousand dollars' worth of contraband opium on the vessel has been seized. JCIIN CiiA.viiBits was accidontly shot and killed Snnt'ny at Bloov 'ncton, Ind., by William Doub. Mus. JANE HANSEN, aged 65 years and iving at Franklin Grove, HI., was killed by a Irain. Mus. JULIA BKUSBI, of West Bay City, Mich., while in a skiff in the tow of the earner Atlantic, Monday, on Clintou iver, became frightened, fell overboard, and was drowned. Gi.ADWATicit, a village near I.ongviw-w, Tex., was struck by a cyclone Wednesday morning. Several houses wire wrecked, two ptrsons killed and several injured. CZ3 A MAN named Kellsey wiw fat-ally in ured at Iowa Falls-, Iowa, Tuesday cven- ng by being caught in a cog wheel at the tile works. The engine could not be stopped in time. THE yarn mill nf K. B. Woodwortli, nt riskany Falls, N. Y., wai destroyed by re Tuesday night. Lo.-a, $50,000. KIVK buildings belonging to the Staten sland dyeing works, at West Nowbrigbt, i. I., worn burned Tuesday morning, oss, $100,000; insurance, $40,000. AN accidont occured at a Y. M. C. A. :orner-stone laying at Holyoke, Mass., whereby one man was killed and a score or more of people were badly injured. TURKIC men were instantIj killed anj four injured, three probably f daily, by the collapse of a forty toot brick wall in tho county court house nt Jouesboro, Tenn., Friday. ONE hundred and fifty horses and cnttln wore burned to death in a &ro which destroyed the stables of the Cheshire Improvement company, at Parkville, L. I., at an early hour Monday morning. bo total IOSB by the fire is estimated at $75,000. FOREIGN. Mary PIIINCK GEOIIOB and Princess Victoria of Teck are betrothed. SNOWBTOUMS aro raging in the Alps, and many towns in Austria and the Tyrol are snowbound. FIIIE in a St. Petersburg tenement house Wednesday resulted in the death of at least nine persons, nnd many more are missing. KLABOHATE preparations are being made at Madrid to celebrate tho 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. ' PUKSIDENT DIAZ has been unanimously elected a candidate for re-election by the liberal party of Mexico. THE Russian nihilists are reported to have emphatically rejected anarchist overtures for an alliance of forces. RUSSIA has loaned Persia $2,500,000 at 6 percent. This is in order to counteract British influence in Persia. TUB ' Ru'sian government has detormin ed to continue the prohibitions against the export of wheat and rye until Sopteat ber 1. ON Saturday, Major General Sir Lewis Felly, M. P., who took an important part in tbe settlement of the Afghan difficulties in 1876, died, at the a?e of 67 yearB The Brazilian government has sent dia patches to Brazilian ministers abroad denying the truth of the rumors of the separation of the etatos of Sao Paclo and Rio Grande Do Sul from the federal gov eminent. ALL Paris is intensely interested in the trial of Ravachol. Tho anarchist's friendB have addreaBed a letter to the jurors in the ca?e, calling upon them to aot with itn partiality. THE ' colossal equestrian statue Marshal Ridelzky, j n Amhoff's iquare Vienna, was unveiled Sunday. The emperor made an address. The monument is on the exact spot where tbe revolutionists of 1818 hangid Count Latour, the war minister. A VEHY virulent epidemic of jtfnTra is raging at Benares, India. .»Tfwterday there were 180 new oases and 135" deaths reported, The epidemic is a result of an utter disregard of all sanitary precautions. Tnis Cadiz authorities made a further discovi r/ of secreted dynamite, and much alarm prevails among the inhabitants. It is feared that the May day demonstrations at Cadis will he marked by dynamite outrages, ,. • —. n ——, —.. _,j OB3MB. A G JUHB F OBSS bank cashier embea ties, He attributes his downfall togamb ing, • EUQBHI SAUrrMAK,, postmaster ^(wJ ^JMtarM W ^MUlft^-byttWo mWWtotxPP.fflwt t9,foo;W»? »tye; FIRES AND O-u-StTALTXES. THE PLANET SATURN It is Estimated to be Seven Hundred Timi'H Larger tluin the Earth. Fascinating Factri About the Planet and Its Family of Revolving - Moons. Its Long .Journey About the Sun, Its Short lh\yn anil Polar Regions. NOT A BUKK SUCCESS. OxiiurtH 1 JSxiiorlmenU Not Favornble to CompreHnefl Air for 1'over, Experts who have most closely studied the Bubj"i :t of comprossed air for power are not sanguine cf its success, but, ou the contrary, are inclined to look upon it as still being too much of an experiment to warrant its ucccptunco us an engineering fact. A series of exhaustive experiments were recently made upon tho Popp system in Paris, whtch is to-day the only system of power transmission by compressed air in the world that any whero near approaches a BUCCOSB , and which system is utilized principally for running pneumatic CIOCUB, sewing machines, funs, and various other appliancea for small and light work, the heaviest motor supplied boing only about 100 horoe-nowcr. These experiments gave a very low efficiency its u system." It is a well-known fact that in compress ing air a vast amount of beat is generated in the compressors which can not be used; therefore, the power spent in the com- iressor in iraking that heat it) power lost, lome exhaustive experiments made on the Ponp ByBttim recently by Professor Kennedy, Y. R. S., show that one iudicated horsn-power at the central station gave 0 845 indicated horse-power in the compressors, which with tbat efficiency would deliver as much air as would do 0.52 indicated horst-piwer after the air had fallen to the normal temperature of the mains Subsequent experiments showed that al lowing for other conditions, for one-horse power of work done there was required to bo generated in round numbers four-horse power at tbe Central Station, Some of those who have expressed opinions upon tbe advantages of a compressed air system have dilated upon its absolute safety. Perhaps they are not aware tbat air is an expanbive gas, like steam, and when confinod under pressure, again like steam, is constantly seeking an escape. An opening, no matter how small, is as readily availed of by oomprofsed air as by steam, and the results of tbe bursting of a compressed air receiver are equally a« disastrous as those occasioned by the bursting of a steam boiler. Tltree important Meeting*. HELENA , Mont., April 20.—The Su preme Lodge, A. 0. U. W., meets in this City June 15tb, for which occasion the Great Northern makes a rate of $40, from St. Paul and Minneapolis, with choice of four routes returning. The lame rate will also bo made for tho Mining Congress, July 12th, and the National Encampment of the Sons of Veterans and Ladies' Aid Society, AugUBt 8th, both to be held here- Helena extends a cordial invitation for members and friends of these Orders to come, for there will be nmplo entertain ment end accommodation for all. Low Batca to tbe fMiflo Conit, ST. PAUL , Minn., April 21— Oa account of the Presbyterian General Assembly, wbloh meets in Portland, Oregon, May )9th, tbe Great Northern Railway baa made a ba'f rate fare, or $60, for tbe round trio from St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth and Superior, with choice of various routes retiring. A woman named Kru«, convicted of the mtwder of her husband, sod her eldei ion wilhelin^wbQ was her accomplie* in volume i» about 750 timet :irlli. but tin; ma»n of the ot i jux-ii th'- i -arih'« mass in P'.riion. bi'ing a ltttlo less 1 Ilia' 'if Jupitc-r, but about • l* Tho planot Saturn, which was recently in oppo-ition, and is nt present a conspicuous object upon the evening sky, may be rightly regarded, in almost every respect, as the most wonderful nnd interesting member ot tho planetary system. When sfon at a convenient nltttudo above the horizon, nt or near opposition to the sun, the "ringed planet" is the most charming object, particularly when viewed with n telescope, that the heavens present to our observation. Second only to Jupiter in mass and volume, Saturn far s-urpasses that huge planet, both in tlio beau'y nnd complexity of its system, which tonus n spectacle as wonderful as it is unique, and curious celestial combination being without a parallel in tbe entire firmament. Oncf every year and thirteen days Saturn comes into opposition, nt which time the planet vies with Jupiter and Venus in brilliancy. As the planet appears in near ly the same position from month tj month, its. slow motion being almost imperceptible, requiring two nnd one-half year.-, to pas< over one sign of the zodiac, it may be easily recognized among tho stars, and when once careiully located, it cin not possibly be mistaken for tiny other planet visiblo to the nuked eyo. It shines with tho brilliancy of an ordinary first-magnitude stur, and wilh a steady light of a nl! yellow color, which will alo".e enable observer to distinguish it from any other celestial orb in its neighborhood'. But its apparent brightness varies consid- rably. and just at present it is fainter than tho average, owing to the closing p ot its ring Bystom, which is seen nearly edgewise, ami is visible only through the ~ osl powerful telescope. Saturn was in opposition on March 16, whon it reached a point 180 degrees from the sun, nnd being then nearest to the earth it was tho most favorably situat'd for observation, either wilh thu telescope or by the naked eye Tho planet is now among the stars of the constellation Loo, or Lion, and may be seen at a convenient elevation, toward the southeast, about two hours utter sunset. Saturn uud the moon were in conjunction—that is, near together on a line extending north and south, both having the same longitude—April 9, "nd will bo similarly situated again Muy ', at which timo tho two orbs will bo in close proximity to each other, when the planet may be easily located und identified. Saturn is moving at present from east to west, an appearance that is dne to the fact that we upon tho earth are moving more rapidly than tho planet between it and tho sun. It will continue torotrogadc in n westerly direction until May 25, when it apparently becomes stationary, at which ime the earth, ns seen from the planet, will ho at its greatest western elrngation from the BUU, und receding from Saturn in n nearly straight lino at tho rate of about oighteen miles per second. During the present mouth tho planet will be a prominent and interesting object in the early evening, continuing above the horizon untli nearly daylight, and presenting an appennmco that can not fail to attract tbo attention of those who on joy an occasional survey of the heavens. It will gradually appear fainter and smaller, as we are now receding from tho planet, and it always gets farther away from us after passing its opposition, though it will be quite prominent yet for many weeks to come. it iB interesting to note tbe important lessons which inodorn astronomy has taught concerning tho vniious members of the planetary svsteni, and among tho recent researohes in astronomical science few ha\e proved so instructive, or been attended with such valuable and satisfactory results na those directed to tho planot Saturn, the glorious "ringed world." To the ancionts Saturn was- the most distant known planet from the sun, and was long believ.'d to be situatod at the extreme limits of th6 solar system. From the earliest ages tbe mighty orb of Saturn was sup posed to form the boundary of tho solar system, and thenncient astronomers never dreamed that other planets existed, and would be discovered, still morn remote from the sun. Tho astrologers selected Saturn as the plunet wbicb, abovo all others, worked the most miBObievom effects on tbe fortunes of tbe human race. "He was held to be not only a moan but an evil planot, aptly named after tbe old god, whose cruelty was matched by his dullness and stupidity." To the amateur in astronomical ecionco the planet Saturn cun not but prove a most charming and interesting object of study. No person can observe this beautiful planet through a powerful telescope, particularly for the first time, without boing inspired with an emotional love for astrnn omy, as there aio lew revelations of the marvelous science more interesting, startling, and sublime than those relating to this glorious orb— tbe most fascinating ot the pTanetB, and the miniature of the solar Bystem. Tho late Prof08sor Prootor made these impressive remarks concerning this wonderful planet: "I know of nothing bettor calculated to lead men to choose astronomy as their favorite subjeot of study than the contemplation of tho Sa- turniun system. 1 nan well remembtjr the sensation with which, some eight yoars ago, I saw this boautiful planet for the first time. I look on tbat view as my introduction to the most fascinating of all the soienoes." The planet Saturn is next to Jupiter, both in size and distance from tbe sun. It requires twenty-nine and one-half years to complete a single revolution around tbe sun, at a mean distance of 880,000,000 miles, which is nearly twice tbe distance of Jupiter, and owing to tbe ecottntrioity of its immense orbit, the planet is about 100,000,000 miles nearer the sun at perihelion than at aphelion. Its distance from tbe earth is least at opposition and greatest at conjunction, but as the earth and Saturn occupy different positions in their orbits, the distances between them at different times, when nearest or fartb °st from each other, may vary 100,000,000 miles) and although tbe planet is so immensely far away tbat this is only a small fraction of its mean distance, the difference is sufficient to produce considerable variation in its apparent »m and brillian- oy, Though Saturn appears to travel so •lowly over tbe firmament, the planet is in reality moving through space at rate of 21,000 mile* per hour, The diameter of. Satyra about '0,600 miles, which u nearly nine times thai) of the earth, It that ot tin' i planet I]'J so great a pi than onethir three time- that ot tbe six similar planets •liken tog'-ther. 'I'lie den-ity of Saturn is very low. b-iny lunch less than that of water, und about tbe sumo as tbat of pine wood. It is a littli; more than half as 11 in« as Jupiter, and nine times less donse than the utrth. so that nine cubic feet of Saturn, wou'd, on tbe average, contain the same ametint of mattiras one cubic foot of the earth. Inf. Ne.voamb says: "It is remarkable for its small density, wlrch. so fur as known, is less than that ol water, consequently it cannot be com po«rtl of rnct.s like tlmse which form our earth." When piwerful telescopes are directed upon tbe planet Siturn dark belts are fre- quen'.ly oli*etved <m its surface, similar in iippearatic" to those of Jupiter, though far more faint, nnd obscure. S'ast and sometimes remarkably sudden changes in tho number nnd appearance of these belts have been observed to take place, which have led astronomers to believe that Saturn is enveloped in an atmosphere of great rxunt and densitv. About tho polar regions of Salurn Sir John Herschel frequently observed .slight climges in its light, anil also the app».irance of extensive cloudy i-p-acea, which has still further increased the evidence of the existence of a dee.se surrounding atmosphere. In the year 17i):i Sir William Herschel approximately determined the length of Saturn's day, or the time required to rotate once upon its axis. This was accomplished by repeatedly observing the faint spots wlnc!i sometimes, though very sel dom, appear upon the belts of tue planet. Herschel watched them with great care through one hundred rotations of the planet extmining them under varied circumstances, and aspects, and at length i-aiue to the conclusion that. Saturn eom pletes a revolution upon its axis in 10 hours, 16 minutes and 4 srennds. Tho only favorable opportunity for determining its time ot rotirion, since tho observations of Herschel, was on Dec. 7, 1876, when Professor Asaph Hall, ot Washington (the famous discoverer of Mars' moons), ob- ativeil a brilliiini white spot near the tquatorof the pianot, which appeared suddenly as if there bad been an inimrnse irrtiotion upon its si\rfttce. Such a remarkable and fxtrnordiinry phenomenon had never before been observed upon this planet. The singular spot clongnted itself in an easterly din ction, and continued visible for nearly a mouth, enabling Professor Hall to mako observations, from which he found that the period of Saturn's rotation was 10 hours, 14 minutes and 24 seconds, or less than one-half of ono day. Tho orl.it in which Saturn revolves around the sun is inclined to the earth's orbit, or rc'iptic, al an angle of about two and a half degrees, and the uxis of the planet is inclined twenty-seven degrees from a perpendicular to its orbit—a position which tends to give to this planet nearly the same diversity of seasons na that which we enjuy on earth, though, owing to tho immenso distance of Saturn from the sun, the amount of light and heat at this planet is ono hundred times less than that whi'-li we received from the great central luminary of tho solar system. Saturn is accompanied during its journey through spaco by family of eight moons or satellites, which must greatly add to the beauty of the glorious planet. Saturn is provided with twico tho gratest number of moons known to surround any planet. Tho names they have received, in tho order of thoir distance from the planet, Mimas. Encelaaus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan llyperon, and Jo ptius. The two inner satellites, at tho tioie of • thoir discovery by Sir Williutn Herecbel in 1789, "wero seen to thread, like beads, tho thin silver line of light" to which ihe ring ot Satun , thou seen edgowiso, waB reduced—advancing off it at either end, speedily returning, and then concealing tbotnsolves behind tho planet. The lato Professor Proctor, in his t-xcnllent work, "Half Hours with tho Telescope," says of Saturn 's moon 's : "So far as my own experience goes 1 consider that" tho five nrgor Biitollitos may be seen distinctly in in good weather with a good threo and one-half inch apt rture. 1 have never seen thota with such un ar.erlure, but I judgo from the distinctness with which these satellites may bo seen with a four-inch aperture." Tho writer has frequently seen tbe livo largest satellites, under favorable conditions, though n four-inch tolo- scopo, and inhibited them to others, with powers vurying from UK) to 350. All the satolliteB revive around Saturn in elliptical orbits, nnd oacb is believed to rotate once upon its axis in the same timo that it compk 'tes a revolution, always presenting one side to tbo planet, as our own moon does in moving around tbo earth. Thoso satellites do not, liko t .boso of Jupiter, form a system of nearly equal bodies. Titan, the sixth in order of distance from Saturn, is probably larger than any of Jupiter's satellites. The eighth, also (Japttus), i>< a largo body, probably at least equal to Jupiter 's third satellite. Out lthea, Diono, nnd Tethys are much less conspicuous, und tbe other threo con not bo seen without tbo aid of a powerful telescope. JapetuB, the outermost satellite, is remarkable for the fact that while in one part of its orbit it iB tho brightest of all tho noons except Titan, in the opposite purl it IB almost as faint as Hyperion, and can bo seen only in large telescopes. When west of tho planet it is bright; when east it is faint. Professor Newcomb says: "This peculiarity has beon accounted for only by supposing that tbe satellite, like our moon, always presents tbe same face to the planot, and tbut ono side of it is white uud the other intensely black. Tbe only difficulty in the way of this explanation is that it is doubtful whether any known substance is so black as one side of tbe satellite must bo to account for such great changes of brilliancy." Another singular feature in connection with this interesting system of satellites is thus described by Sir John Herschol: "A remarkable relatiou subsists between tho periodio times of tho two inner satellites ot Saturn nnd those of the two nest in ordor of distance, viz: That tbe per:od of the third (Tethys) is double that of the first (Mimas), and that of the fourth (Dione) double tbat of the second (Encle- ladus). The coincidence is exact in either case to about one eighth bundreth part of tbe larger period."—Arthur K. Bartlett, in Sunday Inter-Ocean. FTJLL IfKMAI/E FRANCHISE! A Mob Refuses to Hear Itolllt'a H assure Pralaed. LONDON , April 26.—Lady Florence • Dixie presided at n meeting held in St. James' ball this evening in support of Sir Albert ROIIU'B woman Bufriuge bi'l. Tbe speakers were much annoyed by a noisy minority, and at 10 o'clock while Bernbard Sbaw was speaking, the platform was stormed by the malcontents. The reporters' taole and platform rail* were demolished and a free fight encued, whioh after 20 minutes ended in a victory for the malcontent*. They then placed their own leader in tbe obair and carried a resolution deolaring that Sir Albert HolUtN partial measure was unworthy of support and that the full female franoftlw ought, to be given, R M—- taw

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