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Ill f 05tviUc fteium. POBUnOD CTXBT SATURDAY f. X. BUBDIOE. TBAHS: 91.00 Per Tear, Strictly la Advonoe. Tki Bttt A4**rli*inf Hi ilium to rrarh thi f*ur ntrih-tatttm countiet IMk* BoatfcwMt Oorntr L*n)ir and TudVn SI W. N. BOUDICK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMB: $1.50, IFPAID IN ADVANNOR VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1892. NUMBER 19. AD VBIrlTISING - RA.THS: —I— TiKt I 1 ... I > t». I < III. \li COl|« 00*,I ool 1 «Mk t woeki... t weokn... 1 month. .. I motitlm. I month!.. i monthd.. 1 year « •» 1 M t M I 60 1 N 4 00 0 50 10 8 00 t 73 4 5* « » I 00 II to f 80 I 75 t f» • tt I 00 11 K 15 00 18 M 7 30 • » ii n II 00 M M 10 M • o* 1* 00 |I0 0* II M II I It M M OS 17 0* * 0* I! 00 81 Of • 00 M 00 flualnem cards not axotodlnc Ore Hnes, |5. Loral «dirrtlwmenu at legal rata*. Advert!— menu Inserted with no upMtfle •» will k* nuhlaiha't until ordered out an/ ^hftrjred far oonllnnlj. All bllla pnriblt> quarterly. "THE SOUL'S CJHSIS." Bov. T. DoWltt Talmago Dlscoursoa on Porsonal Rollglon. The Admonltlull to Srrk thft Much Imptirliiiier Tii-lluy i Originally 1 tU'rnl by Prophet Isnlnh. l.nrd nf na IH Wht'tt tha . The following discourse is selected from those delivered by I'.ev. T. Hewitt Tulmuge during his sojourn in England for present;!tion to his American readers. The text is: Henk yo tin* Lord whllo Ho may bo found.— Isaiah lv., fl. Isaiah stands hend and shoulders above the other Old Testament authors in vivid deseriptiveness nf Christ. Other prophets (five an outline of our Saviour's features. Some of them present, all it were, the side face of Christ, others a hnstof Christ; lmt Isaiah gives Ms the full length portrait of Christ. Other Scripture writers excel in some tilings. K/.ckiel more weird, David moro pathetic. Solomon more epigrammatic, HuhaUluilc more sublime; hut when you want to see Christ coming out from the gates of prophecy in ail His grandeur and glory, to Isaiah. So that if the prophecies in regard to Christ might he called the "Oratorio of the Messiah," the writing of Isaiah is the "Uallcjah chorus," where all tha batons wave and all the trumpets come in. Isaiah was not a man picked up nut of insignificance by inspiration. He was known and honored, .losephns, and Philo, and Sirach extolled Ihin in their writings. What Paul was among the apostles, Isaiah was among the prophets. My text finds him standing on n, mountain of inspiration, looking out into the. future, beholding Christ advancing and anxious that all men might know liim. his voice rings down the ages: "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found." "(>h, " says some one, "that fvas for olden times." No, my hearer. If you have traveled in other lunds you have taken a circular letter of credit from some banking house in London, and In St. Petersburg, or Venice or Home, or Antwerp, or Hrus- sels, or Paris, you presented that letter and got financial help immediately. Anil I want you to understand that the text, instead of being appropriate for one age, or for one land, is a circular letter for all ages and for all lands, and v/hereyer it is presented for help, the help comes. "Seek ye the Lord while He may he found." 1 come to-day with no hair-spun theories of religion, with no nice distinctions, with no elaborate disquisition; but with u plain talk on the matters of personal religion. 1 feel that the sermon I preach this morning will be the •avor of life unto life, or of death unto death. In other words, the Gospel of Christ is a powerful medicine; it either kill* or cures. There are those who •ay: "I would liko to become a Christian. I have been waiting a good while for the right kind of influence toeome;" and still you are waiting. You are wiser in worldly things than you are In religious things. And yet thero are men who soy they are waiting to get to Heaven—waiting, waiting, hut not with intelligent waiting, or they would get on board the line of Christian influences that would bear them into the kingdom of God. Now. you know very well that to seek a thing is to search for it with earnest endeavor. If you want to see a certain man in London, and there is a matter of much money connected with your seeing him, and you can not at first find him, you do not give up the search. You look in the directory, but can not find the name; you go in circles where you think, perhaps, he may mingle, and, having found the part of the city where ho lives, but perhaps not knowing the street, you go through street after street, and from block to block, and you keep on searching for weeks and for months, You say: "It is a matter of £10,000 whether I see him or not." O that men were as persistent in seeking for Christ! Had you one-half that persistence you would long ago have found Him who Is the joy of the forgiven spirit. Wo may pay our debts, we may attend church, we may roliove the poor, we may be public benefuotors, and yet all our life disobey the text, never seek Clod, never gain Heaven. O that the spirit of God would help this morning while I try to show you in carrying out the idea of my text, first, how to seok the Lord, and In the next place, when to seok Him. "Seok ye tho Lord while lie may be found." 1 remark, in tho first place, you are to seek the Lord through earnest and believing prayer. God is not an autocrat or a despot seated on u throne with His arms resting on brazen lions, and a sentinel pacing up and down at the foot on the throne. God is a Father seated in a bower, waiting 'or His children to come and climb on His knee and get Ilia kiss and His benediction. Prayer is the cup with which we go to the "fountain of living water" and dip up refreshment for our thirsty soul. Grace does not come to the heart as we set a cask of wutor to catch the rain in tho shower. It is a pulley fasted to the throne of God which we pull, bringing the blessing. 1 do not care BO much what posture fou take In prayer, nor how large an amount of voice you use. You might get down on your face before God, if you did not pray right inwardly, and there would be no response. You might cry at the top of your voioe, and unless you had a believing spirit within, your ory would not go farther up than the shout of a plow-boy to his oxen. Prayer must be believing, earnest, loving. You are In your house some summer day, and a shower comes up, and a bird affrighted darts into the window and wheels around the room. You seize it. You smooth its ruffled plumage. You feel Its fluttering heart. You say: "Poor thing, poor thlngl" Now a prayer goes out of the storm of this world Into the window of God's mercy, ami Hecutchus It and He feels l»s rt™»*Mfl „fr Y.n'laft l, MM tlUia it. in eis prayed: "Oh, Lord! wo be as dead men unless Thou shalt help us. Oh, Lord! throw the lap of Thy cloak over theso poor tilings." And instantly a Scotch mist enveloped and hid the persecuted from their persecutors—tho promise literally fulfilled: "While they are yet speaking I will hear." oh, impenitent soul, have you ever tried the [lower of prayer? God says: "He is loving and faithful and patient." Do yon believe that? You are told that Christ came to save sinners. Do you believe that? You are told that all you have to do to get the pardon of the Gospel is to ask for it. Do you believe that? Then come to Him and say: "Oh, Lord! I know thou canst not lie. Thou hast told mn to come tor pardon, and I could get it. I come, Lord. Keep Thy promise and liberate my captive soul." Oh, that you might have an altar in the parlor, in the kitchen, in the store, in the barn, for Christ will be willing to come again to the manger to hear prayer. He would come in your place of business as He confronted Matthew, the tax commissioner. If a measure should come before congress that you thought would ruin the nation, how you would send in petitions and re­ monstrances. And yet there has been enough sin In your heart to ruin it forever, and you have never remonstrated or petitioned against it. If your physical health failed, and you had tho means, you would go and spend tho summer in IJeiiuaity, and the winter ID Italy, and yon would think it a very cheap outlay if you had to go all around the earth to cot back your physical health. Have you made any effort, any expenditure, any exertion for your immortal and spiritual health? No, you have not taken one step. Oh that you might now begin to seek after (iod with earnest prayer. Some of you have been working for years for llie supporl til your families. Have you given one half day to the working of your salvation with fear and trembling? You came here this morning with an earnest purpose, I take it, as 1 have come hither with an earnest purpose, ami we meet face to face, and 1 tell you, first of all, if 3 r ou want to find the Lord, you must pray, und pray and pray. I remark, again, you must seek the Lord through llibie study. The Bible is the newest book in the world. "Oh 3'ou say, "it was made hundreds of years ago, and the learned men of King James translated it hundreds of years ago." 1 confute that idea by telling you it is not five minutes old, when God, by His blessed spirit retranslate! it into the heart. If you will, in the seeking, of the way of life through Scripture study, implore God's light to fall upon the page, you will find that these promises are not one second old and that they drop straight from the throne of God into your heart. There are many people to whom tit Ilible docs not amount to much. II they merely look at the outside beauty, why it will no more lead them to Christ than Washington's farewell address or the Koran of Mahomet or the Sinister of the Hindoos. It is the inward light of God's word you must get or die. went up to the Church of thu Madeleine in Paris, and looked at the doors, which were the most wonderfully constructed I ever saw, and could have stayed there for u whole week; but 1 had only ti little time, so, having glanced at the wonderful carv ing on the doors, I passed in and looked at the radiant altars, und the sculptured dome. Alas, that so many stop at the outside door of God's holy word, looking at the rhetorical beauties, instead of going in und looking at the altars of sacrifice and tho dome of God's meroy and salvation that hovers over every penitent and believing sou 11 O my friends, if you merely want to study the laws of language do not go to tho Ilible. It was not made for that. Take "Howe's Elements of Criticism." It would bo better than the Bible for that. If you want to study metaphysics, hotter thun tho ill bio will bo the writings of Win. Hamilton. But if you want to know how to have sin pardoned, and at lust to gain the blessedness of Heaven, search the Scriptures, "for in them ye have eternal life."i When people are anxious about their souls—and there are some such here today—there are those who recommend good books. That is nil right. But I want to tell you that the Bible is the best book under such circumstanoes, Baxter wrote "A Call to tho Unconverted," but tho Ilible Is tho best call to tho unconverted. Philip Doddridge wrote "Tho Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul," but the Ilible is the bust rise und progress. John Angell James wrote "Advice to the Anxious Inquirer," but the Ilible is the best ad' vice to the anxious inquirer. O, the lliblo is tho very book you need, anxious and inquiring soull dying soldier said to his mate: "Comrade, give me a drop!" The comrade shook up the canteen, and said: "There Isn't a drop of water In the canteen." "Oh," said the dying soldier, "that's not what I want; feel In my knapsack for my Ilible," and his comrade found the Ilible and read him a few of the gracious promises, and the dying soldier said: "Ah, that's what I want. There Isn't anything like the Ilible for a dying soldier, is there, my comrade?" 0 blessed book while we live, Blessed bookwheu we die. I remark again, we must seek God through church ordinances. "What," say you, "can't a man be saved without golug to church?" I reply there ure men, I suppose, In glory, who have never seen u church; but the church Is the orduined means by whloh we are to W brought to Uod; und U truth affects as when we are alone, It affects us more mightily when wo are in the aB- Bembly—the feelings of others enipluv sizing our own feelings. Tho great law of sympathy comes Into play, and a truth Unit would take hold only with tho grasp of a sick man, beats mightily against the soul with a thousand heart throbs. When you oorae into the religious the man does not say that; he takes it-! It is his life. Ho does not care how it Is handed him. And if, this morning, that pardon from tho throne of (iod in offered to our souls, should wc not seizo It, regardless of all criticism, feeling that It is a matter of Heaven or hell? But I come now to the last part of my text. It tells us when we are to seek the Lord: "While He may lie found." When is that? Old age? You may not sec old age. To-morrow? You may not see to-morrow. To-night? You may not sco to-night. Now! Oh, If I could only write on every heart In three capital letters that word N-O-W— Now! Sin is an awful disease. I hear pco- plo say, with the toss of the head and with a trivial manner: "Oh! yes, I'm a sinner." Sin Is an awful disease. It la leprosy. It is dropsy. It is consumption. It is all moral disorders in one. Now, you know there is a crisis in a disease. Perhaps you have had some illustration of it in your family. Sometimes the physician has called, and he lias looked at the patient and said: "That case was simple enough; but the crisis has passed." If you hail called me yesterday, or this morning, I could have cured the patient. It is too late now; the crisis has passed." .lust so it is in tho spiritual treatment of the soul thero is a crisis, llefore that, life. After that, death. O my dear brother, as you love your soul do not let thu crisis pass unattended to! Why defer this matter, O my dear hearer? Have you any idea that sin will wear out? that it will evaporate? that it will relax Its grasp? that you may find religion asa man accidentally finds a lost pocket-book? Ah, no! No man ever became a Christian by accident, or by the relaxing of sin. Th« embarrassments are all the time increasing. The hosts of darkness are recruiting, and the longer you postpone this matter the steeper the path will become. I ask those men are before me this morning whether, in tin 1 ten or fifteen years they have passed in the postponement of these matters, they have como any nearer God or Heaven? Why should I stand here and plead, and you sit there? It is your immortal soul. It Is a soul that shall never die. It Is a soul that must soon appear before God for reviewal. Why throw away your chance for Heaven? Why plunge off into darkness when all the gates of glory are open? Why become a castaway from God when yau can sit upon the throne? Why will ye die miserably when eternal life is offered yon, and it will cost you nothing but just willingness to accept it. "Come, for all things aro now ready." Come, Christ is ready, pardon is ready. You will never find a more convenient season, if you should llvo fifty years more, than this very one. Reject this, ami you may die in your sins. I Why do I say this? Is it to frighten your soul? Oh! no. It is to persuade you. 1 show you the peril. I show you the escape. Would I not be a coward beyond all excuse if, believing that this great audience must soon be launched into tho eternal world, and that all who believe in Christ shall be saved, and that all who reject Christ will he lost- would 1 not be the veriest coward on earth to hide that truth or to stand be- foro you with a cold or even a placid manner? My dear brethren, now is th day of your redemption. It is very certain that you and I must soon appear before God in judgment, We can not escape it. The Ilible says: "Evory eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him, nnd all tho kindreds of the earth shall wail becauso of Htm." On that day all of our advantages will come up for our glory or for our discomfituro—every prayer, every sermon, every exhortatory remark, every reproof, every call of grace; and while the Heavens aro rolling away like a scroll, and the world is being destroyed, your destiny and my destiny will be announced. Alas! ulas! If on that day it is found that we have neglected these matters. We may throw them off now. We can not then. Wo will all be in earnest then. But no pardon then. No offer of salvation then. No rescue then. Driven away in our wickedness—banished, exiled forever! But I want you to take the hint of thu text that I have no time to dwell ou —the hint that thorn is a time when He can not be found. There is a man in this city, eighty years of ugc, who said to a clergyman who como in: "Do you think, that a man of eighty yearB of uge can got pardoned?' "Oh, yes," said the cloi-gyinan, The old man Bald: "I can't; when I was twenty years of uge—I am now eighty years—tho Spirit of God came to my soul, and I felt the importance of attending to these things, but I put it off. I rejected Qod, and since then 1 have had no feeling." "Well," said tho minister, "wouldn't you liko to have mo pray with you?" "Yes," replied tho old man, "but it will do no good. You can pray with me if you liko to." Tho minister knelt down and prayed, and commended the man's soul to God. It seemed to have no effect upon him. Aftor awhile tho last hour of thu man's life cumo, and through his delirium a spark of intelligence seemed to flash, and with his last breath he said: "I shall never bo forglvenl" "O seok the Lord while He may be found." iHE LATEST NEWS. aKKERAL NOTHS A men fiml of silver in reported at the Globe lull. Cripple Creek, Colo. K. C. KNKIIIT, tin' millionaire re- liner, died at Cape May Thursday morning. WM, 1*'. HAHIIITY, of Pennsylvania, was on Thursday dieted chairman of the national democratic committee. THOMAS UIIOWNI.OW dropped dead at his home near Jack-onvillc, 111. He wns an old and wealthy citizen. IT is understood that Andrew 1). White, of New York, is to ho appointed United States niinit-ti'r to Russia. KANSAS corn is icpoited to have beon badly tcorched and injured by tho hot weather of last week. II. C. FKICK continue* to improve, and his |ih>sician expects him to ho out in a few days. Another knife wound is found on the patient. Tin-; American federation of lobnr at Deuvi r, mi I lie recommendation of President GmnpcrH, declared a boycott on It-)chest, r ciutliii.g. IT is charged that cerlain labor organizations have umleriuken to secure tho de- teiu af the world's fair appropriation bo- eiiii.ii> I heir oiler to secure ,its pannage for $10,000 WII? rejected. Tin-: noininaf ion of George Shires of IVnus\ Ivaniu, ns associate justice of the 1'ailcii Statu, supreme court has been continued. I'm: i .'luination of Aulirk Palmer, District ot ('.itumbi'i, to bo consul general at Dresden, Germany, was confirmed. I'IIOMAS HIIOWNI.OW dropped dead at his Inline near Jacksonville, 111. He was in old and wealthy citizen. rKi.KiiliAriuo reports from all parts of Manitoba state Unit the crops are in magnificent condition, not ,i single drawback being reported. O.N the Ivgin board uf Irado Monday 10,000 pounds of butler were sold at 21 cents, an advance of lg$l}£ cuts per lound. W. .1. STONE, of Nevada, was nouiin- ileil lor governor by the democratic convention at Jiffcrunn City on tile nineteenth ballot. S.P. SiiKiiitiN, of Indiana, was re-elect- d secretary, and Hubert It. Hoosefell treasurer of the democratic national committee. Mas. MAUIE NKVKNS HI.AINK, the divorced wile of Jaines G. Illume, Jr., has .irrived in Now York from Europe. Her health is still very poor. THK president has sent to the senate the nomination of George Sliinis, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be o -Moeiute justice of the supreme court, of the Unitcu States, vice llri'.dlcy, deceased. Till-: Western Union Postal Telegraph companies resinned Monday tho iles- sennniition of Chicago board of trade piolations, tho old Irouble having been einoved. NUOOTIATIONS have begun between the linns of F. W. Devon & Co., and C. T. K 'ynoklH & Co., of Now York, tho largest dealers In paints in the world, for tho purpose of cousoliiliition. k-'OUhiii > t \. JOHN MAHUKIIMI.IUO lawyer and writer, is dciid in I. mid,a. OVKU thir y cis-sof suicide were rcpirt- cd ;o i lie pu. i" ot Merlin last week. Tim death is announced at Lundon of Thomas Cook, tho woll-known pioneer in the tourists' exc rsion business. FIVK of tho conspirators who murdered the Bulgarion minister of finonco wore ondenined to death Weduesday. HIGH winds and heavy rains prevail in Great Britain. Numerous uccidoutB to shipping inwo occurred with some loss of life. '1'iiK foieign diplc niate.1 have feimd it ncces»ary to take slops for the preservation ot life and property in Morocco. THOMAS SKXTON, one of tho ublest of thu auti-l'arni'lliti'8, has been elected to parliament from the nortb division county Kerry. A Guitoi'KAN conforonce will he summoned by Spain tj deal with the Morocco question and England, Germany, Austria and Italy will bo represented at tho con f ionce. FIIOM comment in the Loudon Standard, it is evident that tlie Salisbury government will muko a desperate tight to retain otlict). They evidently expo )t to make use of tho Piiruelliteu to further their pur pone. IT is reported lit Simla Hint the Hazurii tribesmen who aro lighting forthoir independence against the uuiuor of Afghanistan, who sooks to add their territory to his dominions, have ambushed the ameer's troops and killed luuiiy hundreds of thorn. WIND unroofed the cotton tuc ory at Galc-djurg, III., Wi dnesday, and did other damage about the city. Tun tube works of the Kdison general electric plant at S.'liencctedy, N. Y., was biirnid Monday morning, The loss is 875,000. IIY the capsizing of a rowlmat in the Canadian channel oil II ho I-de, Sunday ntlnnnnn, two unknown persons were drowned and a third had a linrr >w escape from death. Mil. AND Mils. KliWAKD G. I'rosser were fishing from a skilf in Hock river, near Dixon, III. A piusing sfcanur upset the boat and i'rosser was drowned. ANTONIK FiiATociiANn, Hving on DHIT.IIO river near Kichwood, Minn., was shot and instantly killed by his uncle while dinrhunting, being mistaken for a deer. CiiAiii.Ks Pr.ouTZ and Julia Willy, of St. Louis, were thrown from a buggy in which they wore riding, Tuesday evening, and both fatally injuo 1. ii-'yv-ri en gaged to be married. MiciiAKl, VAIII.BY, an luiglishtnan. and his daughter, it years of age, a hopeless in- v.iliii, were asphyxiated in the family tialli- room in New York Wednesday morn- i''K- >.:o'aUi.l'.>is. TUEHIIAY, July 19. SKNATK.~Mr. Washburn called up his nnti option bill, and asked 'hat it might be read. The rupii'st was denied. Mr. Stewart then discussed the merits of the bill. No further action was taken. Housii —In committee of the whole, the world's fair appropriation bill was taken up. A long and animated discussion took place. The proposition to close the fair on Sundays was carried by a vote of 102 yeas to 72 nays. The liquor excluding amendment was defeated by a rising vote of 41 yeas to 189 nays. Mr. 0'N:>il rffcrecj an amendment .o change the $0,000,000 appropriation to a loan for that amount. It was voted down. Here came the vote on tne senate lunemlmenis on the $5,000 000 appropriation, pure and simple. The bill was defeated by a vote of 78 to l:)2. DEED OF A DEVIL. Mutineer Kvick of the Cnriifffin Com- puny the Victim of Anarchistic Passion. UP is Assaulted With Pistol Knife In His Own Ollicc. ami The auiMli PJSU80NAL POINTS, Olive Sohroinor, who wroto tho Story of an African Farm, received only $15 for that production, but many pi oplu think it yavo her u permanent placo among litor- ateuru, * » * John Wilson Patton, Uurou Winmarleigh, who died in England at the uge of 80 lubt week, went to parliament for the fust time over sixty yours ago, and voted for the second leading of the reform bill in 1881, # » <i> President Cuniot has conferred the chevalier's libbon of the legion of honor upon Henry Uaymo, vice presideut of thu foreign pm« ctub iu Paris, and lleniy Mouhr, the artist. Both the gentlemen Two stupe robbers and murderers, brothers, were lynchi d in Ualifornia. KX-MAYOH AMICS, of Minneapolis is arrested on tbo chargo of noii-supporting his wife. Louiu Napolen Ausstt, tho Paris forger has heed held for extraditon by Unitod Stall's Coiuinissimii'r Homo in Chicago. A NoiiTHKiiN Pacific conductor HIIOOIS two men who weru riling on the roof ot thu exprcbH cur killing one and mortally wounding Ibo other. 11 in AM MOCALUI-, ugoil 27 years, committed suicide ut Logunsport, lud., Monday, by tukiiiR un overdoBO of luudnnunt. TOWN SEUUICANT, Iuuuc Thompson, of Montgomery, W. Vu., was Bhot by Jus. Vance at Gunby Uiidga, while attempting to arrest Vnnce. A BKICH glass, thrown from an excursion train from Jolieb to Spainglield, struck and killed a woman ns she was passing along Iho railway in tho outskirts of 1 looniiugtou, 111., Sunday. GKOiiait W. YANDUHiiii/r's cottnge at Bar Harbor, Me., was broken into Tuesday night, and a large quantity of Bilver and other valuables stolen, A niau has been arrested on Buspioiou. Kx-S'l'ATB TllItASUllKH NOLAND, of Missouri, has decided to surrender himself to thu wurdeu of thu state penitentiary, to Bcrvu the BDntonco of two years' Imprison- nicnt for embezzlement of stato funds. Jositi'ii Q. KKI.SOH. president, of tbo Muguoliii, and of tho Ualo pity National WlCDN'KSllAY, July 20. SKNATK—t'he anti-option bill was savagely assaulted by Mr. Vest. The senauor denounced the bill as u vicious measure, and as uuconstitioniil. Mr, Ai Ion addressed Iho sena'oon a local bill in regard to the I'uyallup Indian reservation ind made a plea for according to these Indians the rights of citizenship. HOIISK.—On motion of Mr. Culbberson of Texas, a bill was pass forbidding the sale of bier and other mult liqrors iu the Indian territory. A bill was p.usml to remedy certain defects in the provisions of tho natural bank act rclotiug to the receiverships end distribution in case of dissolution. A bill providing for the redemption of lost or stolen national bink notes without tho signature of bank ollici- als was also passed. THUHSUAY, July 21. SBNATIC—H.'soiutions pertaining to the world's fair were reported, authorizing tlie secretary of tho interior to send for exhibition in iho woman's building at Chicago any patent models or drawings— the invention of women; and authorizing the president to ask the queen regent of Spain, the duke of Voraguu and others the oan of Columbus relic-i for Iho woild's exposition. Hoth were passed. The house bill for tho admission of New Mexico as u state was reported. The anti-option bill was again made the subject of debate. Mr. Daniels stronirly opposing the measure. Mr. P. tier offered u rcsoluii'ii iu- «l ruuti ii if thu committee ou the judiciary to inqniru whether under existing laws employers had the privilege of ing tho rates of wages. HOUSE.—Oa motion of Mr. Blount, of Georgia, the houso passed, without divis ion, the bill to enforce commercial relations between tho United States and Canada. FniDAY, July 22. SKNATB.—Tho labor resolutions of Mr. Piffjr wiro taken up and discussed by that gontleiuun. Ho recommended that tho government stand aloof and lot employer and employed settle tho matter for themselves. Tho resolutions were referred to the committee on education nnd labor Mr. White, of Louisiana, vigorously attacked tho nnti-option bill, as it came up again to-day, but further action was do- layed. Tho senate confirmed the following nominations: Andrew D White, of New York, minister to Russia; A. L. Snowdin of I 1 , nusylviinin, minister to Spain; Trux ton Iteiilu, of California, minister to Greece, llouuiauiu and ervia; John C. llotehkiss, of Iowa, surveyor of custonii at DeaMoines; John A. Barnes, of Illi nois, consul at Chcinnilz; Darty II. Brush of South Dakota, consul at Messina. The houso bill authorizing tho officers of tho United States warship Baltimore to uece|. medals conferred upon them by King o Swoedou iu recognition of their service in convoying home tho remains of Erics son, was passed. Mr. Sayres, of Texas, submitted a conference report on tho general dificioucy bill. The homo non-concurred to the nmendmnnt in regard to tho payment of tho Pacific ruilroiulB. It WUB agreed to do voto threo hours and a half to debuto on tho disputed items. SATURDAY, July 2li SBNATB.—Mr. Morgnn introduced bill ompoworiug^the government to take possession of tho Central and Union Pacific railway until thoir debt, to the gov eminent is paid, tho road to ba managed by a board of directors. A debate on tin Bilvor question took placo botwonn Messrs Tollor nnd others. HOUSE.— Tho French spoliation claims in tho genoral <ioUoieiioy bill wore tuken up. Thoy amount to $737,785. Tho senate amendment providiug for tbo payment of tho claims was rejected—yeas, 7!) nays, 111. THIS CHINAMAN'S HAZOIi. Tl Hi Inn to Keep HI in Glenn us lie Uses It Aliuuat Dally " Yho Chinaman perhaps shaves ofteuer than any other man on earth," said Tlios. A. Dunwiddy, of Sun Francisco, at the Iiindull, "una with tho possible exception of tho Amoricuu Indian, ho really has Jess need of it. But it sconis to bo a fad among the Mongolians of San Francisco, and especially thoBO who ure nt all well to do, to liuvo thoir faces manipulated by u tonsorl- al nrtist nearly evory day. A quoor little rrzar it is they uau, too, It is iu no ru- Bneot like our razor, except in tho matter of the keenness of the udge. It is a wee bit ot n blade, nxuoly cm vnd into a semicircle. With this tool tho Chinese barber Fiendish Assailant Turns Out to be a Russian Jew From Ni w Yin k. I'ITTSBUIUI, July 23.—A desperate anil Imont successful attempt was made this ifteruoon to assa-i-iniite Henry Clay Friclt, h.iirinan of the Carnegie Steel company, u-itcd. His assailant was Alexander B'rkman, Russian Jew who came here from New oik with the evident intention of lulling rick. II was a tew tninutis before 2 o'clock this allernoon, when a young man entered he elevator in Iho Chronicle Telegraph luilding ami asked to be let off at Mr. ''rick's otlice. The young man had been trcquc.nt visitor for the past fow days ml the elevator boy thought nothing of the request. l'wo minutes latei the occupants of the uildiug and passers by on Fifth avenue were startled by threo pstol shots, fir'd n rapid succession. The muu bud tried to assassinate the great steel master, but the hitter, no!,- wi'hstanding two bullet wounds and four ugly gashes from a dagger, is still alivo nd will probably recover. Before tho man came in Mr. L-ushmnn, business partner of Mr. Frick, hod entered the ollicc and was holding a private conference. The olliee boy noticed the man come in huniedly from the outside and pass through the railing. Before ho could stop him thestraugor had entered his private office. He sprang to within about live feet of Mr. Frick nnd quickly drawing a revolver pulled the trigger. Tho first cartridge lid not explode but thu second shot entered tho back of Mr. Frick's neck, glanced downward and pussod out below the arm pit. Mr. Frick jumped to the window on Fifth avenue and tried to open it hut could not. Berkuian rushed up to him again and fired, the ball entoriug tho left side of tho neck and passing arouud to u lodgmout iiudi-r the right ear. At this moment Mr. Luishumu threw hiin.-.i-lf on tho assassin and struggled to get the revolver. Ho clutched the barrel md turned tho muzzle up as tho man igain turned the trigger, tbo ball entering tho ceiling. Tho desperato unui then drew a dnggor and attemptod to stab Loiehman. Mr. Frick saw tho gleam of the»t#ol, and, although staggered by tho shock of his wounds ami bleeding profusely, jumped bot./ecn t.lij moil and seized Mr. lleokuiiiii's arm. Tho latter freed himself from Irishman's grasp and plunged tho luggor inio Mr. Frick's right Bide, just abovo tho hip, making an ugly wound threo itches long. Ho uiudo another lungo and HUB timo tho kuifo struck higher up, but tbo point struck u rib and glanced without iullict ing much injury. TwioO ugain was tho knife thrust at Mr. Frick, but. bo WUB merely scratched By this time tho office clerks ana Deputy Sheriff May entered. Mr. May had drawn u revolver and was about to Bhoot Bcrkmnn in tho buck when Frick cried out: "Don't kill him; wo'vo got him all right; loavo him to tho luw." Tho man broke away and tried to os capo, but was secured und tukon to tho Btution. In fivo minutes a half dozon Burgeon wero on band and Mr. Frick'B wound were quickly attended to. He was calm, had perfect command ot his focultioB und apparently was IOSB ex cited than any other person in tho room From timo to time ho made suggestion and a half hour after tho shooting did at ed a messiigo to Andrew Carnegie about tho assault. At his request nil communication with bis residence was shut off ami his brother- in-law was sent to inform his wife nnd to reaasuro her, Sho had a child ton days ago nnd is still jonfiuod to her room, but though groutly listressod boro herself bravely. After considerable difficulty the bullet edged in his neck was removed and ho WUB Bcon resting easier. Tbo newj created intense excitomont and t-jlegrams poured iu on Frick from people high und low from various purts of tho country. At no timo did ho oxproas foor us to his condition and after the iniuoval of the bullet dictated a lottor to his stenographer and received reports about the condition of uffuii-s ut Homestead. Mr. Frick refused 'ill niediciuo until o'clock when ho was given a Bodutivo and was soou sleeping soundly. building by tho police to be taken to the central station, cries were heard of "shoot him now," nnd Home growled "Let him have what he gave Frick," but the etter element stepped forwuid and helped keep tbo assassin from violence.' Alexander Berkmun, the woulu assassin of Mr. Frick, said, when taken to tbo station today, ho was a Russian .lew, and was proud of his nationality. Ho is evidently a cigarette fiend, the tips of bis fingers boing yellow from nicotine, but littln has been learned about him yet, save tho fact he roomed at the Merchants' hotel lust night, giving the name ot Simon Berkmun, When examined by tho polico Burgeon and inspector two dynamite cartridges were found in his mouth. Ho refused to let them be taken without a struggle and had to bo choked till block in tho face. It was evidently his intention to ex plodo them in his mouth and end bis life the same as die Louis Lingg, ',ho Chicago anarchist, but tho caps must have failed to work. He told the inspector he was a cigar maker in New York, and eiiino with thu expressed intention of killing Mr. Frick becauso he was an enemy of tho people. Aftor the dynamite cartridges were taken from his mouth, llerkman bcciuno more coimuuuicative. Ho told ibo inspector bo WUB twenty- six years of age. Ho said he came to Pittsburg day before yesterday. llerkman is still in the Central station to-night, and all attempts to interview him are unavailing. The charge of felo nioas assault has been preferred against him nnd the polico authorities say that bail will be refused. Several people who have seen hiui say ho has beon presout at tho anarchist meet ings recently addressed by Herr Most in this city. He has undoubtedly been in the city some time, having called at the Carnegie llico Thursday and Friday. This morning he called and Bont in a card rending: 'A Berkmun, agent, Now York employ mcnt company Mr. Frick was busy at the time and in a few miuutcB Borkuuin left. flo was seen lounging about the street door for some time and evidently intended nuking an attack tvs Frick was ontering or leaving tho building. Until tcu day ago Mr. Frick had been receiving sovoral cianit loiters every day but then they ceased. Yesterday another ono came, whicn notified him he bad but twenly-four hours to live. This was probably from Berk man. GROVER'S HONESTY. Dtmooratlo Oanldate Shown up as Mere Time Serving Poli­ tician. Hia Remarkable Ootortlon on the Tariff Question Convlota Him of Grave Dishonesty. T hat He Is Willing to Saorlflce Prlnolple to Bxpedlenoy In no Longer a Question. lterkiniin un Anarchist. NEW YOIIK, July 28.—If tho man looked up in Pittsburg for attempt to murder Mr. Frick is Alexander Berkuinn, formerly of thiB city, ho is an anarchist of tho most radical style. About six years ago Berkiunn, who is a Kussian Jew, came to this city from Wilna, Russia, Ho made himsolf conspicuous by his marked radical views against capitalists, and it is said to nt attomptod to.organizo a group for Iho ex press purpose of going about the country to exterminate capitalists. n 1891 ho secured a position in tho Treibior, Most's paper, whoro ho worked a short timo. Ho has beon idle about the anarchist buunt in tho city for somo time The polico are of tho opinion thut Berk muu wus simply tho ngont of tho anarch- istB hero and was sent to Pittsburg for the express purpose of killing Mr. Frick. Detectives are working on tho matter nt this end. KlTuet mi tho Strikers. HoMiCBTKAD, July 23.—The Frick shoot ing today hud tho effect of cnusing ro newed precautions iu the militnry cimp boro mid exira guardB have beon thrown arouud General Snowden'B hendquui ters, tbo reuson given being that tbo strikers aro displaying much bitternesa townrd the general for his rigid onforcomoiit of the rules and determined and uubendiup stand generally. Some oi tho Btrikors tonight, when the wero told of the extra precautions being tuken to prevent nny mishap, were indig naut and prouounced it au attotnpt to bring them into discredit by connecting thoin before tho public with the attack on Frick. The Frick affair also Iod to a marked iucreaso in tbo number of deputies here and tho abandonment, of al. 1 meetings of the strikers, except tho ttdvuory board for fear somo ono might indulge in hotheaded talk. llurkmuu's Ousu. PITTSBURG, July 27.—Six informations filed ngaiuBt Berkmun by Secretary Lovo joy, of the Carnegie company, charging felonious assnult on Mr. Frick and Mr, Leishnian. If Borkman gets the limit on theso informations, ho will have 88 years time to reflect. DotoctiveB have nrrostcd Cnspor Knold, a workman at Taylor & Dean's wiro mill, on the charge of beiug un uccomplice of Borkman. Knold says Borkuuin came to him July 14 with a letter of introduction from Herr Most. He stayed with Kuold until lust Thursday Tbo police Beurohed Knold's house and disoovored a largo amount of annroliistio literature, some of the mo-it incendiary description. Among the stuff captured wore loiters from autirohtsts in Chicago. New York, Hoboken and other places. The polioe authorities aro couviueed tonight that tbo attempt to assussiimte Friok WUB au anarohistio plot that may bo us great in Bcopn as that for which Spies and his companions wero bunged. They have names of a number of personi in New V.-.wly T.„.,., Hwi ,„.\l. IT/iKrtlrrtw nnil nllmw It will bo very difficult for the mug­ wump admirers of Mr. Cleveland, to make their laudatory assertion of his onesty and courage to square with his attempt to got away from the rodical nti-protection position into which he nd hiniBelf forcod his party and of Inch bo has all along posed OB the foremost champion Mr. McKiuloy's rotoction victory in Ohio last fall, und ven more, perhaps, the crushing do- foot of froo-trodo in Rhode Island, which the prominent part he took in that cumpaign emphasized, taught him the danger of going beforo the people n u freo trade platform. With the rue instinct of the trimming, timeserving politician, he did exactly what he wns charged with having attempted n 1888—he bad a tariff plonk drafted which was to all intents und purposes a right about face from the radical nnti- protection position ho assumed immediately after the alleged free trade ictory ot 1800 nnd occupied, as his speeches nt tho ' Reform" club dinner nnd in last spring's Rhode Island enm- aiwn show, so long as it Booms safe und rofitablo for him to do so. Henry Wattorson—to whose efforts, by the way, in the last democratic convention the rejection of tho Cleveland tariff Btraddlu and tbo insertion of the ultra froolrude plank in the plutform of this your wero duo—said of Mr Cleveland's attempted straddle four years ago: lie wns sceptical of the issue he bud himself precipitated Hint he sent Mr, Gormuu and the lute William L. Scott to St. Louis with n out und dried platform, ignoring his own meesnge, Ignor- ng the Mills bill nnd reasserting ns the party law the straddle we hod made in Chicago in 1881. Senator Vost corroborated Mr. Wnt- terson's testimony nnd assorted thut: In 1888, when Mr. Gorman and the ate William L. Scott cume to the St. Louis convontion with n out und-dried platform of 1884, approved, as they stutod, by Mr. Cleveland, the convention repudiated tho moveni'-nt, nnd I heartily indorsed its notion. Not even Mr. Cleveland's name was potent enough to pull down the ting whioh he had placed ut the masthead. Of course, tho Mugwumps denied the truth of tbeBe allegations und, indeed, up to the time of the Into .Chicago con- qentiou the masses ot the Democratic porty steodtastly refusod to believe on the somewhat scant evidence produced, that this great free trade "reform" prophet could guilty of Buoh cowardly treachery as to thus abandon at the most critical time the cause which he led. That he ro pouted tho very same tuoticB this your, however, establishes pruotionlly beyond doubt the truth of the charges made by Mr. Cleveland iB perfectly willing, nny eugor, to sacrifice principle to expendienoy when his owo porsonul interests are involved. He evidently beliexes not ulone in a tariff for revenue only, but in politics for revenue only—with whatever honor he can conveniently win thro won in. A STRIKING WAUNING. Tho Soldier Vote of Now. York D«ud Against OIOVOIHUII. (l'>oia Mr. C'ockran's fjpeecli In tho democratic lmtlounl cotivoiitlou.l I believe it wns the distinguished gentleman from MasBnohusetts, Gen Collins, who declared there wns no democrat iu this union that would vote ugainst that tiaket; but there aro behind him two heroes whoBe deedB huve not escaped the attention of history, two heroes who have lod tho union armies to victory nnd who have never made fuoes at the vanquished foe, nnd they tell you here that the soldier vote of tbe state of Now York, of whom there ure 2f),000 ut least democratic, will not support the nomination of Mr. Cleveland, and did not support it in 1888. Gen. Sickles rose in his place among the New York delegation and said: "No, no. never." There were three oheers and hisses heard about the hall and iu the galleries. Mr. Cookrnn, proaeediug, said: Is it wise to aiitugonizo that vote, to antagonize it without reason, to aiitugonizo it blindly, dofluutly, recklessly? What iB the excuse? One, thut we aan get this mugwump vote. Now, 1 warn this convention, Irom the experience of every deihoornt who has carried New York— nnd ii) democrat has failed to do it in nine years oxcept Qrovor Cleveland— that you ontinot got the mugwump vote without driving away 100,000democratic voteB. [Applause.] With the mugwump there can be no reuty of ponue. He has no weapon but Blunder and abuse. He does not want to run t: e demoorotio party; ho wants to own it; he wants you to lend him this uomiuation to accomplish bis own purposes. Then and Mow. When Gov. Boiee, of Iowa, stumped for Garfield and Arthur in 1880, says the Waterloo Reporter, he said in behulf of a nntionul election law, which he now denounces as the force bill: "Tho work ot the republican party is not yet ended. Four millions of people have been made citizens by its action, bi't '•- rights us freemen ure yet to be .ed.' The governor was ulso patriotic enough iu the interests ot the Amerioun workmen to demand, 'that the duties levied for tho purpose of revenue should so discriminate as to fuvor American labor," Such dlsorlmination he now denounces, in oo m in on with the national demooratio platform as unconstitutional, fraud and robbery. When the JUIuoer Hell Kings

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