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PUBU8HK0 EVKBT SATURDAY —»T— W. W. BCBDIOK. TERMS: fl.60 Per Tear, Strictly In Advanoa. Tht But. Aittrtiting Mrdium to reach tht four north-tatttrn counlio. Office Boothweit Conor Law let and TllJi-n si. ADVERTISING RATES: W. N. BURDICK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL OUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SfTUllDAY, JUNE 11, 1892. NUMBER 12. 1 werk ... t weeks .. 8 weeks.. 1 month . s months. 8 months. 4 months. 1 yenr 1 N) 8 00' 8 H> 8 00 4 00 B M 10 00 9 85 8 00| 8 7BJ 4 SO J 25 o 00 13 00! 4 In. H col 8 75, 5 00 6 2s' » on! 11 2) ir> ool 18 001 H cot'I col 11 00 fi 00 5 7»! 8 00 7 JO » as II 75 to oo 1 SO 00 W 00 10 00 12 00 17 00 3! 00 sa oo 43 00 110 00 18 00 l« 00 1*00 25 00 » 00 M 0C 80 00 Buslnens. cauls not txcpedlng Are lines, |5. Le- tal advertisements at leiral fa tea. Advertisements Inserted with no ppocino time will bo published until ordered nut an^ -rharffed for ao- conllnpl^. All hills payable quarterly. SI'KGIAL PMYEli. Thunder, in the Bible, is the Symbol of Power. M. James and St. John Wero Culled "The Bona uf Tlitmdor."—Tho ltollRlom Power In (lis Church Una at Hiding Plnco-Dr. Tal- mnjrr'e Sermon. t)r. Tnlmage took for his sermon Inst Sunday, Psalms 1xxxl, 7 : "I answered theo in the secret place of thunder." It Is past midnight, mul 2 o'clock In the morning, far enough from sunset and sunrise to make the darkness very thick, and the Egyptian array In pursuit of tho escaping Israelites are on the bottom ot tlio Red sea, Its waters having been set up on either side In masonry of sapphire, for God can make a wall as Bolid out of water as out of granite, and the trowels with which these two walls were built were nono tho less powerful because invisible. Such Avails had never before been lifted When I saw tho waters of tho Red Sea rolling through the Suezcnnnl they were blue and beautiful and flowing like other waters, but to-night, as tho Egyptians look up to them built Into walls, now on ono side and now on tho other, they must havo been frowning waters, for it was probable that tho tame power that lifted them up might suddenly fling them prostrate. A great lantern of cloud hnng over this chasm between tho two walls. The door of that lantern was opened toward tho Israelites ahead, giving them light, and tho back of tho lantern was toward tho Egyptians, and It growled and rumbled and jarred with thunder; not thunder Ilka that which cheers the earth after a drought, promising the refreshing shower, but charged and surcharged with threats of doom. The Egyptinn captains lost their presence of mind, and the horses reared •'.nd Bnortcd and would not answer to their bits, and the chariot wheels got interlocked and torn off, and the charioteers wero hurled headlong, and the Red sea fell on nil tho host. The confusing and confounding thunder was in answer to tho prayer of tho Israelites. With their books cut by the lush, and their feet bleeding, and their bodies decrepit with tho suffering of whole generations, they bad asked Almighty Ood to ensepulcher their Egyptian pursuers in ono great sarcophagus, and tho splash and tho roar of tho Red sea as it dropped to its natural bed were only tho shutting of tho sarcophagus on a dead host That Is tho meaning of tho text when Ood lays: "I answered theo in the secret place of thunder." Now thunder, all up and down tho Bible, Is tho symbol of power. Tho Egyptian plague of hail was accompanied with this full diapason of tho heavens. While Samuel and his raon wore' making a burnt offering of a lamb, and tho Philistines were about to attack them.it was by terrorizing thunder they wero discomfited. Job, who was a combination of tho Dantesque and tho Miltonic, was solemnized on this reverberation of tho heavens, and cried, "Tho thunder of his power, who can understand?" and ho challenges the nnlverso by saying, "Canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?" and ho throws Rosa Bonhour's "Horse Fair" Into the Bhado by tho Bible photograph of a warhorse, when he describes his neck as "clothed with thunder." Bo- cause of the power of James and John they wero called "the sons of thunder." The law given on the basaltic crags of Mount Sinai was emphasized with this cloudy ebullition. Tho skies all around about St John at Patmos wero full of the thunder of war, and the thunder of Chrlstly triumph, and tho thunder of reaurreotion, and tho thunder of eternity. But when my text says, "I answered theo in tho secret place of thunder," it suggests there is some mystery about tho thunder. To the ancients tho cause of this bombarding tho earth with loud sound must havo boon more of a mystery than it 1B to us. Tho lightnings, which wore to them wild monsters ranging through tho skies in our time have been domesticated. We harness electricity to vohlolos, and wo cago it in lamps, and every schoolboy knows something about tho fact that it is tho postage of electricity from cloud to elbud that causes tho heavenly racket which we oall thunder. But, after all that chemistry has taught tho world, there are mysteries about this skyey resonance, and my text, true In the time of the Psalmist, is true now and always will be true, that there is some secret about the place of thunder. To ono thing known about the thunder thovo - are a hundred things not known. After all tho scientlflo batteries have been doing their work for a thousand years to come and learned men havo discoursed to tho utmost about atmospheric eleotrielty and magnetic electricity and galvanic electricity and thermotio electricity and friction eleotrielty and positive eleotrielty and negative electricity my text will be as tuggestlvo as it is to-day, when itBpoaks of the Beoret place of thunder. Now right tflong by a natural law there is always a spiritual law. As * there is a secret place of natural thunder, there la a Beoret place of moral thunder. In other words, the religious power that you eee abroad in the church In the world has a hiding place, and in many cases it is never discovered atoll. I will use a similitude. lean give only the dim outline of a particular case, for many of the remarkable circumstances I have forgotten. -Many years ago there was a largo churoh. It was characterized by strange and unaccountable conversions. There wero no great revivals, but Individual oases of. spiritual arrest and transformation. ' A young man sat in one of the front pews. Be was a graduate of Yale,brilliant as the north star and notoriously dissolute. Everybody knew him and liked him for his geniality, but deplored his moral errantry.* To please his par- eirt^he was every Sabbath morning in chur ^U One day there was a ringing of /the aobrbell of. the pastor of that ohuroh, nd tbajk young man, whelmed with repentance, Implored prayer and advice and passed into complete reformation of heart and life. All the neighborhood was astonished and asked, "Why wottblsn }Rlsftth/»»ndwtoer>hod • Mid nothing, to hint about We soul'i Ono day he wrote to MB minister: "Please to call immediately. I have a matter of great Importance about which I want to see you." When the pastor camo in the mnn could not speak for emotion, but after awhilo ho gathered self control enough to say, "I havo lived for this world too long. I wont to know if you think I can bo saved, and, If so, I wish you would tell mo how." Upon his soul the light soon dawned, and tho old miser, sot only revolutionized In heart but In llfo, began to scatter benefactions, and toward all the great charities of the day be became a cheerful and bountiful almoner. What was the causa of this change? everybody asked, and no ono was capable of giving an Intelligent answer. In another part of tho church sat, Snbhnth by Knlilxith., a beautiful and talented woman, who was a great society leader. She went to church because that was a respectable thing to do, mitl in the neighliorhond where she lived it was hardly respectable not to go. Worldly was she to the last degreo, and all her family worldly. She had at her house the finest germans that were ever danced, and tho costliest favors that were over given, and though she attended church she never liked to hear any story of pathos, and as to religious emotion of any kind, she thought it positively vulgar. Wines, cards, theaters, rounds of costly gayety wero to her the highest satisfaction. Ono day a neighbor sent in a visiting card, and this lady eamo down the stairs In tears and told tho wholo story of how she had not slept for several nights, and she feared she was going to lose her soul, and she wondered if somo one would not coma around and pray with her. From that time her entlro demeanor was changed, and though sho was not called upon to sacrifice any of her amenities of life, she consecrated her beauty, her social position, her family, her all to God and the church and usefulness. Everybody said in regard to her, "Have you noticed tho change, and what in tho world caused It?" and no ono could make satisfactory explanation. In tho course of two years, though there was no general awakening In that church, many such isolated cases of such unexpected and unaccountable conversions took place. The very peo- plo whom no one ^bought would bo affected by such considerations wero converted. Tho pastor and the ofUuers of the church were on the lookout for tho solution of this religious phenomenon. "Where is it?" they said, "and who is it and what is it?" At last the discovery was made and nil was explained. A poor old Christian woman standing in the vestibule of the church one Sunday morning, trying to get her breath again before she went up stairs to the gallery, hoard tho inquiry and told the secret. For years she had been in the habit of concentrating all her prayers for particular persons in that church. Sho would see some man or some woman present, and, though sho might not know tlio person's name, she would pray for that person until ho or Bhe was converted to God. All her prayers were for that one person—just that one. She graph, in which a man can speak, and his words and tho tones of his voice can be kept for ages, and by tho turning of a crank tho words may come forth upon the core of another century, but prayer allows us to speak words into the ears of everlasting remembrance, nnd on the other sldo of all eternities they will bo heard. Oh, ye who nro wasting your breath, and wasting your brains, nnd wasting your nerves, nnd wasting your lungs wishing for this good nnd thnt good for the church and the world, why do you not go into tho secret place of thunder. "But," soyB someone, "that is a beautiful theory, yet it docs not work in my case, for I am In a cloud of trouble, or a cloud of sickness, or a cloud of persecution, or a cloud of poverty, or a cloud of bereavement, or a cloud of perplexity." How glad I am that you told inc that. That Is exactly tho placo to which my text refera. It was from a cloud that God answered Israel—tho cloud over tho chasm cut through the Red Sen— the cloud that was light to thelsraelltcs and darkness to the Egyptians. It was from a cloud, a tremendous cloud, that Ood made reply. It was a cloud that was the secret plaeo of thunder. So you can not get nwoy from the consolation of my text by talking that way. Let all the people under a cloud hear it "I answered theo in the secret place of thunder." This suject helps mo to explain somo things you havo not understood about men and women, nnd there are multitudes of them, and the multitude is multiplying by the minute. Jinny of them have not a superabundance of education. If you had their brain In a postmortem examination, and you could weigh it, it would not weigh any heavier thon tlio average. They have not anything especially impressive in por- lonal appearance. They aro not very fluent of tongue. They pretend to nothing unusual in mental faculty or social Influence, but you feel their power; you are elevated in their presence; you area better man or a better woman, having lonfrontcd them. You know that in intellectual endowment you aro their su- perior.while in the matter of moral and religious Influence they are vastly your luperlor. Why is this? To And tho revelation of this Beoret you must go back thirty or forty or perhaps sixty years to the homestead whero this man WHB brought up. It is n winter morning, and the tallow candio is lighted, and the fires aro kindled, sometimes the shavings hardly enough to start tho wood. Tho mother is preparing the breakfast, the blue edged dishes aro on tho table, and the lid of tho kettle on the hearth begins to rattle with the steam, and the shadow of tho industrious woman by tho flickering Qamo on tho hearth is moved up and down tho wall. The father 1B at tho barn feeding the stock—the oats thrown Into tho horses' bin and tho cattle craunching tho corn. Tho children, earlier than they would liko and after being called twice, are gathered at tho table. The blessing of God is asked on tho food, and, tho meal over, tho family THE LATEST NEWS. waited nnd waited for communion days Bible Is put upon tho white tablecloth to see when tho candidates for member- 1 and a chapter 1B read and a prayer made, ship Btood up whether her prayers had j which Includes all tho interests for this been effectual. It turned out that these , world and the next The children pay marvelous instances of conversion wero the result of that old woman 's prayers as sho sat in the gallery .Sabbath by Sabbath, bent and wizened and poor and unnoticed. A little cloud of consecrated humanity hovering in the galleries. That was the secret place of the thunder. There is some hidden, unknown, mysterious source of almost all the moral and religious power demonstrated. Not one out of a million— not one out of ten million— prayors ever strike a human ear. On public occasions a minister of religion voices the supplications of an assemblage, but the prayers of all the congregation are in silence. There is not a second in a century when prayers ! are not ascending, but myriads of them aro not even as loud as a whisper, for j God hears a thought as plainly as a vocalization. That silence of supplication—hemispheric and perpetual—is the secret place of thunder. In tho winter of 1876 we were worshiping in the Brooklyn Academy of Muslo in the interregnum of churches. We had the usual great audiences, but I was oppressed beyond measure by the foot that conversions were not more numerous, One Tuesday I invited to my house five old, consecrated Christian men—all of them gone now, except Father Pearson, and he, in blindness and old age, waiting for the Master's coll to come up higher. These old men came, not knowing why I had invited them. I took them to the top room of my house. I said to them: "I have called you here for special prayer, I am in an agony for a great turning to god of the people. We have vast multitudes In attendance and they are attentive and respectful, but I can not see that they are saved. Let us kneel down and each one pray and not leave this room until we are all assurod that the blessing will come and has come," It was a most intense crying unto God. I Bald, '"Brethren, let this meeting be a aooret," and they said it would be. That Tuesday night special service ended. On the following Friday night oo- oured the usual prayer meeting. No one knew of what had occurred on Tuesday night, but the meeting was unusually thronged, Men accustomed to pray in publio in great composure broke down under emotion. The people were In tears. There were sobs and silencei and solemnities of such unusual power that the worshipers looked into each other's faces, as much as to say, "What does all this .mean?" And when the following Sabbath came, although we were la a secular place, over four hundred arose for prayers, and a religious awakening took place that made that winter memorable' for time and for eternity. There may be in thlt building many who were brought to God during that great ingathering, but few of them know that the upper room In my house on Qulnoy street, where those five old Christian men poured out their souls before God, was the secret place of thunder. . The day will come—God hasten it— when people will find out the veloolty, f the majesty, the muUlnotenceof prayer. We brag about our limited our limited express trains whloh put ut down a thousand . miles away in twenty-four hours, but thevaUle oMhe tame ohwcbH here it something by which in* mo. — • - - - ment we rosy wnfront people fife thousand miles aw»y. «We br »(f. ; abojit our Piles of i telephones, but here is, something that people w»W,",Wh »t,» Rteug. ( toftfr the telephone in Vitterance andre- £_«-•.„ tAu—•.-<*..•.•..*. tar*, "Befw-th»y:eall, I sat an old miser. Be paievhispew rent) Ws#ft**d on the poor, and hod no w .j Mw His not much attention to tho prayer, for it is about tho same thing day after day, but it puts upon them un impression that ten thousand years will only make more vivid and tremendous. As long as the old folks live their prayer is for their children and thoir children's children. Day In and doy out, month in and month out, year in and year out, decade in and decade out the sons and daughters of that family are rcmcm- bered in earnest prayer, and they know it, and they feel it, and they can not get away from it Two funerals af tor awhile—not more than two years apart, for it la seldom that there is more than thnt lapse of time between father's going and mother's going—two funeralsput out of sight tho old folks. But whore aro the children? The daughters aro in homeswhero they are Incarnations of good sense, industry and piety. Tho sons, perhaps one a farmer, another a merchant, another a physician, another a minister ot the Gospel, useful, consistent, admired, honored. What a power for good those seven sons and daughters! Where did they get the power? From the schools, and the seminaries, and the colleges? Oh, no, though these may have helped. From their superior mental endowment? No, I do not think they had unusual mental caliber. From accidental circumstances? No, they had nothing of what is called astounding good luck. I think we will take a train and ride to tho depot nearest to tho homestead from whioh those men and women started. The train halts. Let us stop a fow minutes at the village graveyard and see tho tombstones of tho parents. Yos, the one was seventy-four years of age nnd the other was seventy-two, and the epigraph says that "after a useful life they died a Christian death." How tj proprlately tho Scripture passage cut on the mother's tombstone, "She done what sho could." And how beautiful the passage out on the father's tombstone, "Blessed aro the dead who dlo in the Lord, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow thorn." On over the country road we ride— the road a little rough, for tho spring weather is not quite settled, and once down in a rut itis hard to get tho wheels out again without breaking the shafts. But at lost we come to the lane in front of the farmhouse. Lot me got out of the wagon and open tho gate while you drive through. Bore is tho arbor under whioh those boys and girls many 1 years ago used to play. But it is quite out of order now, for the property is in other hands. Yonder is tho orchard where they used to thrash tho trees for applet, sometimes bofore they wero quite ripe. There is the mow whoro thoy hunted for eggs bofore Easter. There is the doorsill upon whioh they used to sit There is the room in which they had family prayors and where thoy all knelt —the father there, tho mother there and tlio boys and girls there. Wo havo got to the fountain of pious and gracious influences at lost. That is the place that deoided these seven earth ly and immortal destinies. Beholdl Behold! That is the seoret place of .thunder. Boys are seldom more than ;thelr fathers wiU let them be. Girls are seldom more than their mothers will le them be. But there come times when it seems that parents' oan not control their children, There oome times in boy's, life when he thinly beknowsmore than his tether',dQ^B, ajjd I remember nqw'that* X kup^ more at'flfteeu yean GENERAL NOTES. Tnp. state Republican convention will meet in St. Paul July 28. On. H. J\ HEI-MBOMJ has for the fifth time hern adjudged invnne. Slit KitANcrs BUHDETT, a cousin of Il.ironess BurdettOou'ts, died Tuesday. THK sjsteai of licensing wimbling houses has gone into effect in Omaha. HON. T. JKFFKHBON IDOOMDOK, nrnis- ler to France, has sailed from New York. TKK American sugar trust attempts to hear" the market iit Germany by refusing to buy German sugar at present. THE National Mdlers' association opened its annual meeting in Chicago. FIFTY thousand acres of land in Monroe county, III., is overflowed. KXCITED PitTto, S. D , people seen a forty-foot serpent or fish in the Mistouri river ut. that place. S. M. WILBON, tho most distinguished member of the legal profession in San Francisco, died on Saturday. AN Indian from tho White Earth reser- utioti is admitted to the bar of the United States court of nppealu in St. Paul. Coi. W. II. REMEY, judge advocate general of the navy, was placed on the retired list Saturday, with the rank of colonel in the mariiio corps. II. PAHSONB, of Dulutli, is nouiinntcd or congresi by tho Peoplo'a party of tho Sixth district. SAMUEL M. WILSON, the moBt distinguished member of the legal profession in San Francisco, died Saturday. Mu. WHAHTON, ussihtant tecretary of state, will by request of President Harri Ron, act in secretary, pending the appointment of Mr. Blaine's successor. COLOHED citizens of Alton. III., decorat ed tho grave of E ijah Lovejoy, the first victim in Illinois of the anti-slavery cause, on Sunday. A IIUNDKED atone cutters employed on the new rock at Duluth struck for four .lollurs a day and nine hours work. The demaud was refused. THK grain sent from iowa for tho re- ief of the famine, sufferers of Russia has jsen unloaded nnd dispatched to the distressed provinces. It filled 310 cars. KX-PHEMDRNT Cleveland and his family hiivo taken up thoir residence for the uimner nt Buzzard's Bay, Mass. Sin ALKXANDEK CAMI-HKLL, lieutenant governor ot Ontario, died in Toronto, Tuesday, aged 70 years. IT is propo-ed to put Johnson county. Wyo., the tcene of the recent conflict between settlers, rustlerB nnd great cattle growers under martini law. SEVERAL witnesses testified Saturday that they had paid J. Gcmniller certain sums motithly for appointments in the bureau. SKCHETAHY BLAINE mot tho Cnndian commissioners at the state do artmont on Saturday and talked over tho trade rolatious between the United States and Canada. Rev. Father Quiglev, a Catholic priesl of Toledo, Ohio, has been indicted tor re fusing to give tho names of the pupils at a parochial school under his charge to tho Board of Education as required by law, JOHN JACOB AHTOH has donated $5,000 to the New York Grant, monument fuud and §5,000 to tho general fund of the New York Presa club. Bucn extensive horse thefts aro going on alBng the Arizona-Mexican border as to arbuse the suspicion thnt nnothci Garza revolution is being worked up. AN Illinois man andr. robber exchanged ahots at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former being fatally wounded and thorobbei shot dead. TniiEK Arkansas raon, brothers, were linched because, at their suggestion thoir nephew murdered a jailor. AT Kalamazoo, Mich , tho jury in tho case of Emily Tortell against. James ,1. Carpenter for damages for ruining her daughter, aged 14 years, gave a verdict of $2,000. HKCII WiLLrAMS. colored, who assaulted a young woman named Rice, was taken from Lebanon jail Monday night and hanged by a mob at Louisville, K>. Miss LILIAN NOIIFOLK, aged 20, tho adopted daughter of Dr. George H. Norfolk, of Brooklyn, N. Y , committed suicide by slrangling herself with her own hair in the family residence Tuesday. Disappointment in love was tho cause. Mits. John Bunn, wife of u very prominent man of Arrowsmith, 111., look adoso of corosive publimato Saturday morning, and died Sunday morning. Sho had been deranged for somo months. She lenvos a husband and two children. AT Lingston, Pa., dynamiters early Saturday morning blew up the house of E. J. K TurnerT a jeweler, killing Turner und Emma Shafer nnd seriouly injuring Turner's wife and two children. A posHb is hunting for the guilty persons. TUB Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., of New York, pastor of tho Twenty-third Street Baptist church, has been held in $12,000 bail on a charge of criminal libel preferred by Excise Commissioner Joseph Kock, who claims that tho reverend gentleman libeled him criminally in one of his rccont sensational sermons. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. A SIBERIAN FOREST. THE city council of Cleveland hits won victory over tbo mis companies of Ih -t c.ty roroiug them to reduce prices from $1 to 80 rents a thousand. THE fine arts department of the world' fair IIBB received official notification that Secretary Tracy of the navy department, bad consented to detail the United States frigate Constellation to tho service of the fair. COSTBII & MARTIN, Chicago brokers, fail iu an attempt to corner the corn market, though thoy succeed in driving corn p from 46 cents to 81. Prices i-.ftt-rwards fell to 55 cents and the brokers usnign. FOREIGN. COUNT LEO TOLSTOI, the well known writer and philanthropist, is seriously ill. HAIL storms in Alexandria destroyed crops in 80 communities. A IIEVOLUTION hits broken out in the town of Puerto Contos, Honduras. DELIVERY wagoiiB, the motive power of which is electricity, nro thn newest vohieles in London. A green grocer bad tho first, IN Aberdeen, Scotland, tests are shortly to bo made on entile killed by electricity to ascertain if tho ourrent has any detrimental t fleet on tho quality of the meat, EMPEIIOH WILLIAM and tho empress received Queen Wilhelmina of tho Netherlands and tho Queen Regent Emma at Potsdnm Tuesday. TUB London Post nays that the govern inent has ngreed to pass all the estimates, nnd that parliament will be dissolved before June 8. I'nE Liverpool board of dooks has de­ oided to expend (900,000 in enlarging tho Mersey docks, to enable tboin to receive vessels of 100 feet beam and 700 feet in length, A LAUGH number of prominent and in fluential oitizens of Brazil have been sent into exile by noting President Peixotto, be cause of puWio or private utterances regarding acts of the administration, whioh be construed as inflammatory KODKHT W. WILCOX, the leader of the insurrection of 1U89, V. V. Ashford and fifteen others, have been arrested in Honolulu on tho charge of being engagod in treasonable conspiracy against the govern- wout. Tire czar's intention to meet Emperor William at Kial, and his action in disapproving any anti Qermaa demonstrations at tho Nuncy fetes, are accepted as an evidonce of a new friendliness toward Germany. MJIB. Montague, who was sentenced at Dublin to a year's imprisonment in tho Londonderry jail for causing the death of her three year eld daughter Helen through the punishment ."iflflloted upon ber for some trivial not, has been released from custody, ORIMEI. SAM T, CLOVER, a Chicago newspaper correspondent, in thought to have ' killed bv Montana cattlemen. • T. 8, PLOW, a farmer of Paw Paw, HI. committed suolde Sunday while mentally aberrated. Dit. W, F. UnBEN was held to tho criminal court in 11 ,000 bonds! by Justice Porter, ut Chicago, Monday-: morning for un alleged assault upon Margaret Steoh barth, •-• •••• ' TUREK younc men were drownid Io tho Mississippi at Red Wing. T. S. RRMSON'S carriage factory in Brooklyn, N. Y., was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Tho loss is estimated at $50,000; insurance unknown. MRB MARY AURAMS, of Decatur, HI was burned fatally by u lamp explosion Tuesday. THE plant of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass company ut Creighton, PH., was destroyed by fire Thursday morning. A'r Coquille, Or., firo Wednesday de stroyed three-fourthB of the business portion of tho placa. Loss $100,000, part ; al ly insured. FIRE has gutted Berry's asbestos fuc tory at Quebec, destroying tho stock and machinery. The loss is heavy with partial insurance. A CONSERVATIVE estiniato of the amount of damages caused by the loss from tho high waters from Kansas City to Now Orleans places it at the enormous figure ot $50,000,000. FIRK Tuesday night swept away all the business houses on the north side of Main strcot, in Trinity Tex., causing an aggro gate loss of $30,000. MRB. DAVID McCnoany fell downstairs at her home near La Porte, Ind., Tuesday nnd injured herself BO severely that she died in a few minutes. A tornado struck tbo little tuwn of Au vergiie. Ark , Sunday night. The academy building and new Methodist church woie blown down and other buildings damaged There, was no loss of life as far as heard from. THE two Btory stone house of Juiuee ullivan, near Independence, Kansas, wns demolished by a tornado, t»»> people being killed and six injured. OWING to the foggy weather tho steam- barge Kincardine, laden with salt, went ashore at WinxfilB, Lake Ontario. Tbo boat soon went to pieces, but tho crow reached shore safely. AN explosion of gas occurred in the West End coal mino at Mocaquaqua, Pa., Tuesday morning, whero eleven mon were at. work. Two of the miners are dead and all of the others nro serionslv burned. The cause of the explosion is unknown. BY a break in the levee below Warsaw, III., thousands of acres oF valuable farm lands wero flooded and much property destroyed. TnK body ol a man about 35 years old, feet, 8 inches tall, of light complexion, and dressed in a brown Huit, was taken from the lake nt tho foot of Sixteenth St, Chicago, Sunday. NEAR South Carrollton, Sundav, the egular passenger on the Nashville & Owensburg road, collided with an excursion train filled with negroes going south Four were killed outright and twonty- fivo injured, several dangerously. Peculiarities of the Great Siberian Highway Meandering Through Thickly Wooded Tracts. Many Hundred Miles of Silent Gran­ deur Little Trodden by Hu- . man Feet. Distinct Classen of Villagers Remain Faithful to Their National Customs. Who Tho famine in Russia BO graphically described by the clever young corrcspond- ants, who perRonallj and not without risks visited the remote stricken districts during the late winter and early spring, has now renched such a degreo of intensity that many of the more desperate victims voluntarily commit crimes that will call forth an order of arrest and a condemnation to hard labor in Siberia. Thpy calculate that at least there will be food un I daily ration", says a St. Petersburg cor respondent of the New York Sun, however coarse and meager. To thorn Siberia has long been only the inineB, tho long working hours in otornal night, privations, confinement, tortures to be silently boino under the watchful eye of Russian lask-mnsteis; and yet such is their present distress that it has becomes a sort of promised land of plenty. in ono respect, however, they are justi Bed in their now view of the country, Siberin is not wholly the land of penal settlemen's, of barbarous captivity and servitude. It is also the country of im uienso forests, of boundless tracts, of wild, free life, of wooded expanse compared with which the forests of the governments of Moscow and Vladimir aro were copses although it may take a traveler twenty-four hours to rido through them. The Siberian forest begins in reality beyond ToniBk, thoutrh ut first it offers to tho eye much tho samo vegetation, tho meager beeches and aspens sparsely dotted with thin pines, and the scraggy underbrush of tho lesser woods. It has tho samo mushy, sodden soil, and the opon spaces are likewise intersected by occasional oat fields preceding a miserable hamlet, till a region is reached where cultivation ap pnrently completoly censes, and whero tho dreary monotony ot uninteresting brush and ;ocppice is diversified by no vestige of labor or habitation. That ouch exist is probable, but they are secure ly hidden from tho outward world in the depths of tho woodlands and therefore ignored. The impression upon the stranger is one of unspeakable meiuncholy caused by the senso of immensity, for it soon becomes impossible to fancy that the forest will ever end; it is limitless, and yet convoys tho idea of a prison. I genera! construction; the sta?e proper has generally two stories, while the other buildings hnve but one; it is a No the oldest lookintr house in the plate, its palisades beinir blackened with nge and exposure. Tho further the dwellings are from it the newer they become, marking the growth of the village; they are also smaller, dwindling down to mere cabins with only one door and window, and lapse into the forest proper. EACH CLASS TRUE TO ITS T11AD1TION9. The inhabitants ate all more or less directly connected with the;stnvc, and have either seceded from it or outgiown it when no longer actively concerned with it. Ihey are of all races and all type*—Semites and Tzigani B, Poles and Little Russians, nioun- inows from tbo Caucasus and Germans from the Baltic, nnd they belong to the most different, classes. The old Siberian lives in a house with many windows, tho Bnshkis in a but whero tho Bto?e is merely a hearth and the panes ore bladders; tho natives wear the caftan and nationnl furred boots; the Tartars have retained their short coats and tall headgear. Each lead distinct lives, faithful to their national customs and habits; tlmy preserve their forms of Bpeech and address, and as tho traveller passes on Ironi village to village, if he converses with the postillions, the drivers nnil postmasters, he will soon be able to identify, clarify and recoguizj the real sib rian from his associates. LIZAUD* IN aiNUAl>OHK. SEC. BLAINE RESIGNS Die Maine Man is Now Oat of the President's Cabinet and in the Ilace. Kt&igiuUtou Wan Accpteed by President Harrison Immediately. SILENT GRANUUItll OK THE TAIGA. IN a saloon fight at Ceiina, night, Bsll Miller, John Gibbons and Matt i Ohio, Inst uwoontand Matt Tijih heat Daniel Benjamin to death with bow • glosses. Tho three murderers were (incited, < HABHT'DJWT, a gabbler, formerly ol Chicago, was killed in a disreputable, re-t AFUICA CAN NOT KILL, I1IM. A White Mail'* Triumph Over thn Trying Climate of Africa. It is eleven years since Amedeo Liga entered the services of the Congo Free State. Of the hundreds of white servants of the state employed in the far interior, hot one, except Logat, has lived more than three years in Africa before going home to Europe for recuperation. L°gat alone has never asked for a vacation. For ten years he has not seen the tea. For most of the time he lived alone, surrounded by savuge tribes, and with no -comforts or conveniences of civilization save those which he could himself provide. He is now almost iu the geographical center of Africa, the solo representative ot the state in King Msiri'8 couutry, northwest of Lake Bang- weolo, No oMnt of the state has seen him for a yeastAJHl 1B supposed that Del- communoT ^Wtp ^ion, carrying supplies to the lone Belgian, will soon reach mm. Legat is now 42 years old. He is so completely isolated from his fellow officers that if no were to start for the nearest point it would take him three and a half mouths to reach it; and he could not reach a steamer for Europe in lesB than 200 days. For two yearn be lived without a single European assistant at Luebo, on the Upper Kassai River,, nearly 500 miles above Stanley pool. Twice a year a steamer visited him to replenish his supplies, and learn how he was flourishing in the-wi|d- ernoss. These were red-letter days 'for Legat, for then he received letters from his mother and news from the outside world. Fatigues, privations, and isolation apparently have no effect on Lagat'i iron trame. He was born to pioneer the way_ in just BUOII savage regions us Central Africa. He was four months traveling to his presont post, and all bis friends believe he intends to spend years yet in Africa. Tbo Congo Free State has twelve agents in HH servieo wbo have spent nine years in the Dark Continent, but every three years tbey have returned to Europe to recruit tbeir health. The ease of Legart U BO exceptional that King Leopold 11. has honored him with it speoiai medal to commemorate his services, HUrault is that of lieutenant in the publio force, and he is the most striking example yet known of the possibility Qtwen of certain tempera ments and rouged health living uninterruptedly in Afr}o» without suffering from the trying climate.—Eiohftog. Fartber on between Marinsk and At- chinsk—the great Siberian higuwuy— these characteristics are slightly modified and improved; the coloring becomes richer and more intonse. the trees lift themselves in moro serried ranks, and acquire sizi and breadth, through openings iu tho more luxurious foliage glimpses aro at limes obtainable nf the distant eaBtern Siberion rango vaguely silhouetf.d on tho ieep, cold blue of thn bor zin. Tho road sow meanders through va.leys und gorges between steep acclivities thickly wooded, but it is, however, only near Krasninrk that the impressive and unutterable majesty, power nnd stately gloom of tho taiga" is felt in all its desolate grandeur. There it becomes magnificent and strangely verdant; thero it has broad open spaces bathed in eternal twilight; impenetrable thickets, wide avenues and aisles and deep, cold shadows. It stretches in its fathomless obscurity for thousands of versts to tho distant sen; u hundred of these muj be passed over at a time without seeing a single human creature; no human foot has over penetrated co the center of tte taiga. Tho somber cedars, the black pines, are rarely relieved by the lighter brunches of the aspen trees or now and then by the red berries of tho wild cherry; moro rarely still by the white bloom ol some strange looking tall lillieB, and at long intervals a noiseless stream courses under the overhanging branches. Without a good horse and an experienced guide it would be foolhardy in the extreme to venture < ven upon the trails and roads w'uirh are the most frequented and the bettor known. No stranger could by any possibility find his way iu these mysterious nnd deluding labyrinths; lor days no sound is heard; no song of bird or hurried trampling of an imal; daylight itself is changed and veil ed, and when it ceases the clear northern night drops a chill, immobile wbitenosu over tho trunks and motionless branches, while it seems to evoke Bubtle, penetrating and aromatic perfumes from tho cedars und the pineB that wero. not.perceptible before. It is at that hour thnt the taigu sends out lugubrious sighs, that fall on the startled oar like a mournful wail, nothing else can give us idea of this nocturnal awakening of the Siberian forest, whioh never changes to gladnefs. FURY OV THE SIBERIAN STORM. The world of ours, in s^ite of W 'g»t«» ond »Qrrow«i i|« goodly world in' whioh to "T' . „ jive, Neyerthelei,, the best IUM sbpuF sort j« IwUville, Ky., Bstwday night, byn it is, that tljere ii a. way out of ij to ft. bet WilUwn Bowling. * "> ;. | Ur world. - * - ' * ' The Cold, Clammy Creaturea <iet Into I ISt-il ItoomM, There are lizards in Singapore; lame, scampering, suddonly-droppintr things, of all aorta of colors. You see thorn on the walls of your hotel, in tho sunshine, and admiro them. At evening, siting with fan nnd iced drinks, one suddenly falls on you, and is colder than your todtiy. How can any organism, bred in this seething spot, bo so cold! You go to bed, you and your wife. Kach has a canopied couch, rods remote from the other, for sleeping apartments nro ample. You stretch out on a liklit mattress, over which is one sheet. For upper covering pull up the darkness and draw tho raofqutto nets. There is no need of a sheet over you any moro than for a warming pan. The night-orchestra, strange sounds of tropic insects ni.d trees and airs outside finally lulls you asieop. Presently—plunk! and then a scampering of some nimblo- clawed thing on the floor near your lied. My lady, over at tlio other side of the vast waste of chamber, squeals: "A mouse!" "Mouse bo 1" Tho dash remains unspoke'ii, but assure her that it couldn't bo nice. Mice don't fall from the celling like a lump of mud. It's only a lizard!" This cheerful information olicits no Kiueitl. With mice out of tho question, what woman would not be .brave? Then; i.s a hush in the distant couch, a sili-uce ton still for sleep. You know your partner lies over youder listening hard for moro lizards. Presently there are more little dull thuds. Tho lizards eeein to tm fulling in several places. They seem to bo chai-ingeach other or aomo venomous pray, or possible making away with your shoes. When ono is fugged out with sight-seeing, to lie awake in inky darkness, in the midst of a lizard carnival, is a little hardy on tho nerves. Ah, something is pulling at tho canopy of your bod, as if a young kitten were trying to climb it! Thero comes a very subdued voice from tho distant corner: This is awful. Won't you got. up and striken light?" "Ami step on the bloomin' cold bcuatH with oiay bnro feel! Yon try it; you'r nearer tbo matches than 1!" But we can't lio here like this. Call somebody!'' And ono of the omnipresent "boys," who seems to have been on guard at the tbreshuold, come eoftly in. "The lizards will not hurt yoa, lady. They catch the toofquitoes and spiders. Sometimes they get under the nets on tho bed; but don't you mind." Re-assuring, very; but madaine was ready for ono tropic dawn hours beforo it came. Probably no ante convention announcement ever created greater excitement than tint', winch came Saturday afternoon stating that James C Blaine was no longer a member of the president's cnbinct, an announcement which is understood to mean that he is now ready to take the nomination fur president if it comes to him. No other vtow of the situation can bo explained, as his letter of resignation gives no reason whatever for his action, whereas otherwise it would. The Blaine men, who recently exultantly declared that tbo secretary's statement that he would writo no further letters respecting the nomination meant his readiness to accept, aro now wild at this lust actiou, which they say prores they were right. HomelhluE About the I<Mteat Kxiieriltlou Into the Luuil of the t.uinua. But even the dreariness of those sounds 1B as nothing compared with the terror of a storin suddenly breaking over it; at its furious onset even the stoutest heart might quail, for it seems then as if the hitherto dumb and forsaken depths were alive with wild and fierce beasts, roaring and howling ineearoh of some prep to devour. At such times, like the famine stricken peasant of far-off Russia, the travoler wonders-whether the shelter 90me subterranean mine were not preferable to the fateful freedom of tbe tempest- tossed taiga. The Siberian forest has its denizens and visitors; they ore the hardy hunters who know tbat those apparently desert solitudes are in some ports haunted by the reindeer, affording a tempting victim to tbe bears, wbo ore the object of tbeir E atieht pursuit. They track them with rave perscverence, and at the peril of tbeir lives, frequently remaining absent from tbeir home long tbat when they return to their villages tbeir nature seems changed, and instead of the smiling, singing, laughing, good, tempered peasant! tbey used to be, they have become silent, morose and misanthropic. A Siberian villuRe differs greatly from a Russian one, and in nothing mo.e than tbe absence of cultivation. Tbe forest invaaes the single street and commences again at tbe last of the straggling row of houses; there ore no barns, no sheds, hardly a patch ot kitchen' garden) the bouses are built of wood, and always in the center ov.at tbe beginning of tbe village stands tbe "stage" -or building surrounded by a courtyard inclosed with Tail, sharply point*, ed stakes. The itsge is In fact the raUon d'etre of tbe settlement, an it marks one step on the high road to the mines, and is found -regularly at An interra! of about thirty w«eUi H has been MtfbHshed with no other object than to fwiliate tbe transport ot cooYlek gangs, Tbis origin, curious in itself, if etui discernible in tbe ACKOSSTIIUIKT. Capt. Bower of tho 17th Bengal cavalry and Dr. Thorold reached Shanghai on April 1, having journeyed from Cashniore through Thibet to the Chineso provinco of Szochu-m. an exploit without a parallel by Europeans. Tho greutor part ot tho journey was made at an elevation of 15,000 feet above the level of tho sua and for a fortnignt the road wus 17,000 feet above the level. The party which consisted ot Capt. Bjwer, Dr. Thorold and nine East Indians, spent just a year on the journey, eight months ot which wero passe 1 iu the elevatou couutry tbat is Boldom visited by Europeans. A part of their rouUt was traversed by tha Amerio in explorer, Rook- ell, and by Prince Henri of Orleans and M. Bonvalot, but no previous explorers had the same opportunities for observation or penetrated so far among tbe high plateaus that are exceoded in elevation only by tho Pamirs, so aptly called tbo roof of the world. The party started from the northwest corner of Cashmere in April, 1891, says tbe New York Sun. They were well supplied with horses and luggage. Tnuy made a diagonal course straight across Thibet and entered China near Tu-cbion- tu, in the southwest extremity ot the province of 8z»ahuen. Ten months were consumed in this journey, whiob was made in the face of many hardships and consid erable danger. The cold was intonse on the high plateaus 15,000 above the sea level over whioh thoy traveled for fivo months. Much Buffering from cold was experienced at tbe outset, because, to avoid the guards placed by tbe Dalai lama on tho frontier of Thibet, they were forced to go far to the north and cross tbe uninhabited table lands, For days and weeks tbey traveled over these elevated plains, wbiob are absolutely with out human life. The only traces of any previous travelers were an occasional pile of three stones, placed liko mi equilateral triangle, wbiob marked tbe camping grounds of a party of nomads. Tbe only vegetation, was a low.lying heather. There was nothing to make a fire except tbe dung of wild horses. The plains were alive with game, however—wild horses, antelope, gazelle and yaks—and the lead era of tho party had good sport. The cold told severely upon tbe Indians and the horses, the party losing about thirty of tho latter. In tbe middle of those great plains they had a narrow esoapo from a party of nomads, who threatened to put them out of tbe country. Tbi fellows were not strong enough to make an attack, but tbey hinted at reinforcements close by, so Capt. Bower saddled up'at dead of night and soon put a good distance between himself and the blaokniailing bandits. Near the sacred city of Sbussa they were stopped by a large party of Thibetans, who apparently thought they hod some intention of defiling the sanctuary of tbe great lama. They explained tbat tbey bad no designs oa SuaBsa and asked to be allowed to prowed, but they were kept wait ing while a party went to tbe capital, IILAINKUOKS OUT. flU Lott^r of llt.Mljfimtlon titid the l*reat- .tent 1 - Acu«i»lttuc». WASHINGTON, June 4. — Secretary Blaine, this ufteruoou, resigned from tho cabinet aud bis resignation has beou accepted. The following uorres ,>oudeucn explains itself: I) KPAItTMKNT 01* STATE, WASHIMUTOX , II. C, .Juno I, IS!r v \ ~T't the J*fetilifft!f. — I r(*»p*>ctfulJ7 Iw'K h'uvo lo Htibinit my rctfl^nnllon of tbo onke ot wnvlury ot slnt'-ot Uio Umtt-u States, to winch 1 was a [p ;iolut«'(l by yuu un tho rati dtiy of Mnrch, 1HHU. Tho cuiitllttuu ut |riil»llc buslnoBs in the da- imrliiR -nt ot stuto Justlllea m» Iu requesting that my re-sl ^uatloii m *y by acoplo<I imttu-alatt-ly. ( Imvo th.i honor to IK », vory respectfully, your obeillont h-rvanl, J.\S. (J. 11I.AINK. KXKU-'TIVK .MANHIOM, WASIU.VMTON , Jurta-1, 1HIW. — To the Sfi-rclar'j of Stutf: Your letter of tbli tlute ten 'l'jrlnfi your rusignntlon of the ofllco ol HHcrelnrv of the United States has been rocolved The tortus In which you sttito your doslros Are such as to louve im- ho cholco but to accotta to your wishes at once. Your resignation Is therefore (tccepted. Very respecllfully youra, BKNJAMIN HAltltlNUN. To HUM. .IAM.(I. ItlJUNK. Blaine's resignation was taken to the whita houso by his private secretory, who placed it in the bunds of tho president about 1 o'clock, boon after reading it tho president retired to tho oast room and held his usual Saturday afternoon public recopiiou. Two hundred peoplo were present, nono of whom, it s he shook the- president's baud could havo told from his cool, collected manner that anything unusual hud happuned. Indeed the president seomod to be more pirited than usual and made felicitous replies to tho greetings of visitors. After tb o reception the president returned to tbe library and addressed a letter to Blaine accepting tho rosiynation. lio gave it to Privato Secretary Halford with instructions to deliver it nt once, Halford took it to Blaine's bouse and placed it in his hands. THE vVONllKUOV AUA8ICA. A Ulnaler Whloh Travels HUtv-Flve Veet or Mure Iu a Day. Tlio Muirglaoior, which is the great wonder of Alaska, was doubtless discovered by Vanoouvor in 1797, but Prof. John Muir was tho first to describe it. Muir lnlot, at the bead of (ilacior bay, is tbe termination of this great "river of ice." Tho wull of blue ice is there about a mile long and about 400 feet high. It. is worn into towers, castles, and caverns, and is continually discharging fragments from tbe size of a paving stone to that of Cologne Cathedral. These falling into the son cast up the spray for hundreds of feet into the air, and send forth waves which dash upon tbo shores and ecbo like thunder among too mountains. Tho Muir glacier is really a Bea of ice, with numerous branches in the valley, and one of which is us largo as tbe Goruer or Aleuseh glacier of Switzerland. It is, according to Mr. S. P. Baldwin, a recent visitor, us large as all tbe Alpine glaciers in one, being 1,200 squaro miles in area. 1 ha ice is 1,000 feet thick at tbe mouth in Muir Inlet, and tbo gJaoier is estimated to comprise us much water as Lake Erie. 1c dUobarges 77,000,000,000 cubic feet of ice as iceberg*, aud 175,000,000,000 feet as water by melting every year. Tuo center of tbo glacier, where the motion is quickest, is so rough and broken into crevasses that it is considered impassable. The eastern half, however, can be traveled as far as tbe neve. Prof. Wright bos found the motion at tbe center to be as much us 65 feet a day, whereas that of the Alpine glaciers is only 33 inches or so. As muoh as 90 feet a day has been found iu tbe case of a Greenland glacier. Tbe Muir glacier bas once extended much farther into the bay, and is now receding every year, while the sources of the ice supply are failipg.—Lancaster (Eng.) Times. eight days' journey and return, audueour- ed tbe necessary permission. Tbe captain and bis companion brought back 200 specimens ot Butterflies and flowers gathered on the elevated plaint, and- many ipeeimeni.of animal, life. When the story of tbeir expedition is written it will add materially to tbe world's knowledge of tbe inUrlor of Thibet. rfo tfupcrfeman 8lren«th, but Natural Tlgor. To atlala tut muicularlty of the Individual who sups ttMl shackles lis* twig* by simply baucung bis ana It vouchiefri to t »w. But to acquire s reaaona^ amount ot phjilcal power tud «ontti- tutlonal energy, to eat, ilaep tud dlgaat w»H, I* posseM tu equable, ^ultt nervoua •yttem, libit" to fhe" nervoaa?enfeablea "and' ••.to vtltdi ten St la not eKectt of tut Islmltablti no ttft permanent tbta prompt iMtuatat. Vbt bowels, tbt llvtr, tht alornaon, tht Wduejt-aH co-operttt,. under tht banlguanl totstntt c comprehensive madlolue, » intOM thoi " rctrsnittf o£ tealtb, ht.most, rtfaltrUy, vl| o« action, Htitr w* > IM iu. iHnviuiHni.mi •>.*-« dYtptlWO IS* 1 wbo twslnt tud purines a count of Uo«t«t-, Btomaoa Bittera. Tbt fruition otitis boped A remote tltbtr. BpetdUr tell art tbt leaw luvlgortnt tad. tUrjM* prompt aUtuaaat. Tbt \4

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