The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa on September 3, 1892 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
September 3, 1892

The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Postville, Iowa
Issue Date:
Saturday, September 3, 1892
Page:
Page 1
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 1 article text (OCR)

ruBUnuoD rvxsY SATURDAY W. W. BUBDIOBL THUMB: •1.0O Per Year, Strlotly In Advance. 77M! Best Advertising ifrilium to rmrl. the four north-eastern eomilirr OUct Roatnwtit Corner Law lor tut! Tii •!•• — •W"""MHHBir ADVERTISING RATE3: W. N. HURDICK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUU POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TKRJIS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNC VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1802. NUMBER 24. 1 wtfk ... I wwki.. * WMkl . . I month . 1 mnntim. 3 ni'.nthii. i months. 1 yc .tr.... II •» I M 9 no a N) t oo 4 oo li Ml 10 00 tl B0j t as .*) Ml « 7JJ 4 « S Oil] 13 00 tv en t 7.' « « 0 Ml » 0" il a- Ml oo) Pi 01 $4 x> ! 5 T»' 7 jCI i ai 11 To m oo f. 00 I oo' 10 M< te onl 17 on f on ao MI n m\ so oo: 4r> oo fio 00 n «> 10 40 I!" 00 O 00 !tt 00 M 0C 80 00 Hu«lmni mrilii not nxcinlluit ATB linen, |B. I,,,. C»l ndvritli».rnrni« itt legal rut** Aiiwrtlso- liu-nli mmTtnl with no *r*i.'iMe Kme will bf piii'llilie.1 mil I ornVre -l out nnf -burned for ao- cor'llni'l.T All blll-i piynbl quanorl? A I.KSSON IN IliMlUTY. Rov. T. DoWilt Ttilmn«o TnVkf) on tho Wiiu K of tho Sornphlm. Hy Tin III lire Typtllril till- Allllililin We Mn.nl.I Tnti.. Ilili.ii. l.n.l lliiinlllly Hud Ki-veri'm-i' w I • r 111 1 «I llo l'liri'll|r |4|. ('I'll ,I'H of Hie UlUlll. frilllCS ill tllO tongue, crimes of tin* eye, crimes of Ihe in it iviir .i. 1 1 Im M the crimes of tin; foot. Ah, wo Willi*, tin 1 wings of humility of | In- fi'i'l. Ou-rlit we not to go Into scl f-:i! iDifrii t it in lii 'fniv tin- ali- soav hing. uU-scrutinizing. all-trying fy f Cod? Tin- seraphs do. How •With twain hi- enr- Tlu- following discourse, selected by Hov. 'I'. UoWitt Tnliniigo fiiun among tliosi- delivered by liim during his sojourn in England, is pi-i'si-nI< <1 to tin 1 Aim-ri':m renders this week. The text is: Vi '.th tw -niii hi- covrl'M his f .-iiv; \titti twnln In vrt 'rt liis fi'i-t. n H 1 with twain 'li'l li 11 llv. -lcnl.ili. v| . ^ In ti hospital of leprosy pond King I'z/.iiih lnnl died, IIIMI tlic whole In ml was shadowed with solemnity.und ihon- higioul mill prophetic Isaiah wns tliinlt- injr alioul rcliyious lliinys. us oni' ii apt lo do in time of ^'rrut nutional liereave- mi-itt. anil for^i-Uin^f the presence of his wife and two sons, ivli i niude up his family, he has a dream: not like the ilreaui of ordinary chnrnrlcr. which irenerally eume froin indigestion, hut a vision most inslrnelive, and under the touch of the hands of the Aliiii'.'htv. Tlir place, the ancient temple: liullil- ine;. errand, awful, majestic. Within lliat temple a tlirone higher a ml c /r;indcr tlian that occupied by any e /.ui' ov sultan or emperor. Ho that throne, th (•tern:-! Christ. In lines surrounlin; that throne the lirt*.vhlest c -lestials, not the cheruliiin. hat li ; '.diei' th in they: tin most exquisite and r. chant of the lieav enly ittliuliit-'ints: the seraphim. The.v arc called linrners hceause tlcy looli like tire. Lips of tire, feet of tire. In addition to the features and the limits which surest ; ( lminaii hrin<_r. theri art-pinions, w hieh suu''/est the lith. st the swiflesi. the most huoy.int and most inspirit!"; of all intelligent e tion—a hird. Kaeli seraph had six wiii^s for a ditVcrciit pni '|io ^e. Isaiah dream nuivers and Hashes with the pinions. Now folded, now spread, now beaten in locomotion. "With twain he covered his feet, with twain he covered his face, and with twain lie did l!y. The proliahility is that these wind's were not all used at once. The seraph Maiidinir there near the throne overwhelmed at the insie-iiiflcanee of tin 1 paths his fi-i -t had trodden, as compared with the paths trodden hy th • fct of (jod, and with the lameness of his hi- enmothm amountin-r almost lo decrepi tilde as compared with the Divine velocity, with feathery veil of mie-clie modesty hides the feet. '-With twain ho did cover the feet." Stamliinr there overpowered hy the overmatching splendors of (iod's (.'lory, and tiimhle longer with th-eyes to lo >U upon them, mid wishimr those eyes shaded from tho insufferable jrlory, tho pinions (rather over the conntence. "With twain he did cover the face.'' Then us God tolls this seraph to (fo to tho furthest outpost of inriv.-nsity on message of light and love and joy, and , got back heforo the first anthem, it does not take the seraph a great while to sprend himself upon the air with unimagined celerity, one stroke of the wing eqntil to ten thousand leagues oi air. "With twain he did fly." The most practical and useful lesson for you and me—when we see the seraph spreading his wings over th.- feet, is a lesson of humility tit imperfection. The brightest angels of (lod are so far beneath (lod that lie charges them with folly. Tho seraph HO fur beneath God, mid we so fur beneath tho seraph In servlco we ought to bo plunged in humility, utter and complete. Our feet, how laggard they have been in the Divine service! Our feet, how many missteps they have taken. Our feet, in how intny paths of worldliness and folly they have walked. { Neither God nor seraph intended to put any dishonor upon that, which is one of the masterpieces of Almighty God—the human foot. Physiologist, and anatomist are overwhelmed at the wonders of its organization. Tho Uridge- wtitei- Treatise, written hy Sir Charles Hell, on the wisdom nnd goodness of God as illustrated in the human hand, was a result of the forty thou- saand dollars bequeathed in the lust will and testament of the earl of Hridgewuter for the encouragement of Christian literature. The world could afford to forgive his eccentricities, though he had two dogs seated at his table, and though he put six dogs alone in an equipago drawn by four homes and attended by two footmen. With his large bequest inducing Sir Charles Rell to write so valuable a book on tho wisdom of God in the structure of the human hand, the world could afford to forgive his oddities, • And tho world could now afford tolmvo another earl of Iiridguwiiter, however Idiosyncratic, if ho would induce some other Kir Charles Hell to write a book on tho wisdom and gooduess of God in the construction of tho human foot. The articulation of its bones, the lubrication of its joints, tho gnieefuluess of its lines, the ingenuity of its cartilages, the delicacy of its veins, the rapidity of its muscular contraction, the sensitiveness of it.i nerves. I sound tho praises of tho human foot. With that we halt or club or march. It is the foundation of the physical fabric. It is the base of u Uod-poised column. With it the . warrior braces himself for battle. With ' it the orator plants himself for eulo- giuin. With it tho toller reaches his work. With it tho outraged stampH his indignation. Its loss an irreparable disaster. Its health an Invaluable equipment. If you want to know its valiie usk the man whose foot paralysis hath shriveled, or muuhinory hath crushed, or Ktit'geon 'B knife hatli amputated. The llllilu honors- it. Kspeelul care: "Lest thou dash thy foot agaiiiBt (< a atone;" "ho will not suffer, thy foot to bo moved;" "thy feet shall not stumble." Especial charge: "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God." Especial peril: "Their feet shall slide In due time." Connected with the world's dissolution: "llo shall sot one foot on the sen and tile other on the earth." Qlvo nte the hiutory of your foot, nnd I will give you the history of yum- life- much more wi ercd the feet." All this talk about the dignity <>i human nature is hragwadoeio and a sin. Our nature started at the band of God regal, but it has been pauperized. There is a well in llelgintn which once bad very pure water, and it was stoutly masoned with stone and brick; but that well afterward became the center of the battle of Waterloo. At the opening of the battle the soldiers with their sabers compelled the gardener, William von h'ylsoin, to draw water out of the well for them, und it was very pure water. Hut the battle raged, and three hundred dead and half dead were Hung into the well for quick and easy burial: so that the well of refreshment became the well of death, and long nftcr people looked down into the well and they saw the bleached skulls but no water. So the human soul was a well of troiid, hut the arinies of sin had fought around it, and fought across it and been slain, and it bus become a well of skeletons. Dead hopes, dead resolutions, dead opportunities, dead ambitions. An abandoned well unless Christ shall reopen and purify and fill it as the well of Belgium never was. I'liclean, unclean. A not her seraphic posture in the text: "\*ith twain he covered the face." That means reverence t.odward. Never so much irreverence abroad as to-day. You see it in the defaced statuary, in the culling out of tigures from fine paintine-s. in the chipping of monuments for a memento, in fact that military guard must stand at the grave of Grain and Gut -field, and that old shade trees must be cut down for lirewooil, though fifty George P. Morrises beg tho woodmen to spare the tree, and that calls a corpse a cadaver, and that speaks of death as passing over to tin-majority, and substitutes for the reverent terms father anil mother, "the old man" and "the old woman." and finds nothing impressive in the ruins of liaalbec or the columns of Kama.', and sees no difference in the Sabbath from other days except it allows more dissipation and reads the lliblc in what is called higher criticism, making it not the word of Gi «l, but a good book witli some tine things in it. Irreverence never so much abroad. How many take the name of God in vain, how many trivial things said about the Almighty. Not willing to have God in tlu.- worlil, they roll up an idea of sentimentality and humantarianism and impudence anil imbecility, and call it God. No wings of reverence over the face, no taking otV of shoes on holy ground. You can tell from the way they talk they could have made a better world than this, and that the God of the liible shocks every sense of prop-iety. They talk of the love of God inn \ .y that shows you they believe il does not make any difference how bad a muu is here, he will come in at th.- shining gate. They talk of the love of God in such a way which shows you they think it is a general jail delivery for all the abandoned and the .scoundrelism of the universe. No punishment hereafter for any wrong done here. The liible gives us two descriptions of God, and they ai-e just opposite, and they are both true. In one place tho Bible says God is love. In another place the liible says God is a consuming fire. The explanation is plain as plain can be. God through Christ is love. God out of Christ is lire. To win the one and to escape lb.' other we have only to throw ourselves body, mind nnd soul into Christ's kecpi.-ig. "No," says irreverence, "I want no atonement, i want no pardon, want no intervention; I will go up nnd face God, and I will challenge llim.and I will defy llitn.and i will ask liim what lie wants to do with me," So the finite confronts the infinite, so u tuck-hammer tries to break a thunderbolt, so the breath of human nostrils deiies the everlasting God, while the hioraroh of Heaven bow the head and bend the knee as thu King's chariot goes by, and the arehan gel turns away because he can not en dure tlie splendor, and the chorus of all the umpires of Heaven comes in with full diapson: "Holy, holy, holy!" Reverence for sham, reverence for the old merely because it is old, reverence for stupidity however learned reverence for incapacity however finely inaugurated, I have none, lint we want more reverence, for God, more reverence for the sacraments, more reverence for the liible, more reverence for the. pure, more reverence for the good. Reverence a characteristic of all great natures. You hear it in the roll of the master oratorios. You see it In the Raphaels and Tltluns and Ghlrhin dijos. You study It in the architecture of the Aht-liubsi nil Christopher Wrens, Do not be ilippant about God. Do not joke about death. Do not make fun o the liible. Do not. deride the Eternal. The brightest and mightiest seraph can not loolc unabashed upon Him. Involuntarily the wings come up. "With twain he covered his face." Who is tills God before whom tho ar- rogantund intractable refuse reverence? There was an euglnoer by tho name of Strasierates who was In tho employ of Alexander tho Great, and ho ottered to how a mountain in the shape of his master, the omporor, the enormous figure to hold in his left hand a city of ten thousand inhabitants, while with the right hand it was to hold u baslu largo enough to collect all tho mountain torrents. Alexander applauded him for his ingenuity, but forbade tha enterprise because of its costliness. Yet 1 have to tell you that our King holds in ono hand all the cities of tho earth, and all the oceans, while Ho has tho stars of Heaven for his tlurs. As you take a pinch of salt or powder between your thumb and two fingers, so Isaiah Indicates God tains up the earth. He measures tho dust of tho earth, tho original there indicating that wlml vast heft has neen weigiie.i. Hut 1 ('( ) V DJi^SED NEWS. what arc all earthly manipulation coin- J pared with the balances that Isaiah saw suspended when he saw God putting into the. scales the Alps and Appenines and Mount Washington and the Sierra Nevadas. You see the earth had to be ballasted. It would not do to have too much weight in Europe, or too much weight in Asia, or too much weight in Africa, or in America; so when God made the mountains He weighed them. The liible distinctly says so. God knows the weight of the great ranges that cross tho continent, the tons, the pounds, avoirdupois, the ounces; the grains, the milligrammes— just how much they weighed then, and just how much they weigh now. "lie weighed the mountains in scales and i the hills lu u balance." Oh, what a God to run against, oh, what a God to disobey, oh, what a God to dishonor, oh, what a God todefy! The brightest, the irightiest angel takes no familiarity | with God." The wings of reverence are lifted. \Vitli twain lie covered the I face." J Another seraphic posture in the text. I The seraph must not always stand still. I lie must move, and it must be without clumsiness. There must be celerity nnd beauty in the movement. "With twain he did fly." Correction, exhilaration. Correct ion at our slow gait, for we only crawl in the crevice when we ought to fly at tile Divine bidding. Exhilaration in the fact that the soul wings as the seraphs have wings. What is a wing? An instrument of locomotion. They may not be like seraph's wings, lint the soul has wings, (i od says so. "lie shall mount upon wings as eagles." We arc made in the Divine image, and God has wings. The liible says so. "Healing in His wings." "Under the shadow of liis wings." "Under whose wings thou hast come to trust." We have folded wing now, wounded w-ing, broken wing, bleeding wing, caged wing. Aye! I have it now Caged within bars of hone and under curtains of llesh, but one day to be free. I hear the rustle of pinions in Seagrave's poem which we often sing: Ki*i\ my snur, nnd Htret '-li tin- w'lius, I hear tin- rustle of pinions in Alexander l'ope's stanza, which says: 1 iniuin-, 1 fly, O D 'nth wliiu-o In ttiv victory? A dying Christian not long ago crie 1 out: "Wings, wings, wings'.'' The ait- is full of them, coming nnd going, coming and going. You have seen how tho lUill, sluggish chrysalis becomes the bright butterfly—tho dull, and the tupid, and the lcWiargic turned into tho alert nnd the beautiful. Well, un­ friends, in this world we are in the chrysalid state. Death will unfurl the wings. Oh, if we could only realize what a grand thing it will be to get rid of this old clod of the body and mount the heavens, neither seagull, nor lark, nor albatross, nor faii-on, nor condor pitching from highest range of Andes so buoyant or so majestic of stroke. See that eagle in tho motiutnln nest. It looks so sick, so vaj/ged-foathcred, so worn-out and so half asleep. Is that eagle dying'.' No. The ornithologist will tell you it is moulting season with Hint bird. Not dying, bat tnjiulting. Yon see that Christian, siek und weary and worn-out ami seetuin'^ about to expire on what Is cilleil liis deatb-b'd. The world -us he is dying. I say it is the niouHii.': season for the soul — the body druppinr/ away, tin" celestial pinions coming on. Not dying, but moulting, moulting out of darkness and sin and struggling into glory and into God. Why do you not shout? Why do you sit sliiviriiuv at the thought of death. and trying to hold back nnd wisliimr you could stay here forever, and speak of departure as though the subject were filled with skebtoas an.l th- varnish of colllns, and as thou you p-.-e- fered hull' foot to swift wlirr'.' tl. people of God, let us stop playing tin 1 fool and' prepare for rapturous flight. When your soul stands on the verge of tills life, and there arc vast precipices beneath, and sap- pliired domes above, which way will you fly', 1 AVill you swoop or will you sour? Will you fly downward or will you fly upward? Everything on the wing this morning bidding us aspire. Holy Spirit on the wing. Angel of the new covenant, on the wing. Time on the wing, flying away from us. Eternity on the, wing, Hying toward us. Wings wings, wings'. Live so near to Christ that, when you are dead people stand by your lifeless body will not soliloquize, saying, "What » disappointment life was U him; how averse he was to departure: what a pity it was ho had to die; what an awful calamity." Rather standing there may they see a sign more vivid on your still face than tho vestiges of pain, something that will indicate that it was a happy exit—the clear mice from oppressive quarantine, the cast-off chrysalid, the moulting of the fadrfd uud useless and tho ascent froui malarial valleys to bright, shining mountain tops, and be. led to say, us tlioy stand thero contemplating your humility and your reverence in life, and your happinesB In death-. "With twain he covered the feet, with twain ho cuv- crcd the face, with twaiu he did fly." Wingsl Wings! Winusl Tho lthoflivo of Egypt is only n young man, but he IB shrewd. Ho hns decorated tho wife of tho proprietor of El-Alu-iiiu, tho most liillueiitinl journal In Egypt, with the ovdo r of the Chin'- uliiit. Ho has mndo himself, solid with that papor. A St. l'.Titl woman was robbed of iJolH) at Whit Hour hil'O. A retired Aiueilcmi iinny officer committed suicide in London. A Miinhnto limn stubbed during a quarrel died of liis Injuries. "Telegraphers on the Delaware, I/.iclt- iiwiinim & Wostrn itniy strike. The encampment of Knights of rylhla.-f was held In K:liis:is (,'ity. The govoininetit of Uruguay will negotiate tl loan of £5.(10,011(1 in Paris. Four fanners in KIIIIHHH' suKi -ssfully held up u train, but were afterward captured. The switchmen In llulTiilo are losing their slrilvc. Trains on tho roads are running fivcly. Eiijvtto Mursli, the well kni.-wn Stillwater l.-nvyir, Is examined for liisiiiiity ntiil discharged. Canadian papers denounce President iliiiTlsiin 's l'etalhitory proclamation, and suggest reprisals. Scales of butter on tho Elgin board of trade Monday were lli.liSO pounds a< "o cents a pound. Jnines 10. Pennington will sail In his airship from Chicago for Now York within Unco wet-ks. Mrs. Rose Qninti, of Philadelphia, took oxalic Held In mistake for roc-hello sails Willi fatal results. Vongnnse Sasso. llie Italian who shot nnd killed LuiL 'l lt .-ii -ri on Sunday, was arrested Monday by the police. The British sloanier Ihune was wV-ek- ed near Algon Hay nnd nil on hoard ire thought to have boon diowueil. Kdward K.Hcriiiailuez late chief .Ins- lice of the Lottlsiiia supremo court, died ;>t New Oilcans on Mondty, nged 00. The Wagoner block, on tin- East Seventh street In St. Paul, was destroyed by tire, causing n loss of about ifioo.ooo. Peter Niii-hlshelm, of St. Paul, who was lost in Chicago hi May, 1WI1, was found hi the Cook county insane asylum Monday. Thomas mid Edward Noriii.-in, of Mor- 'iintowii, iiuil Maltomn Heaver, of Mnr thivllle, I ml., were arrested by United States dotcctlviH on a. charge of coun- tet-estlug. The Iiiumn steamer City of New York lias crossed to Queeiistown in 5 days and 110 hours, the fastest eastern trip on record. Ernest Viiusitta, (he I-l year-old son of George YV. Vanall.i, nf Lima, Ohio, was ilrowned Sunday afternoon wliih swimming. The Into Showmnn Hnrinitn's Cardiff giant, which was buried many years IILM at Independence, Iowa, has been exhumed. Captain Uli-ain YVllbor, the llrsl mar slial of Portland, Oregon, died at ids home In Moinence, 111., Monday, at Un lge of "ri years. Sam Mny says the Chinamen In Chi cimo will not take out rertltic .iles of residence until the law requiing them to do so Is lested. I'he visible supply of wheat In th< United States and Canada Increased :i.- 5,000 bushels, ngnlnst 17,S3'J,00i) bushels last year. European countries are suffering from ;i torrid wave, and the emperor of Austria has I'oiiiilci'umnded the order for military maneuvers. Tlie ameer of Afghmisltmi has Involc cd the aid of tlie government of India to prevent the Russians from occupying the Pamir eotmry. A pension of i':2,000 yearly has been conferred on Lord George Hamilton who wns lli-tit lord of lulmlrullty in Lord Salisbury's cabinet. Owing to threats of a strike the inns tor tailors of England have ordered lockout of Journeymen. Tlie number of men affected is 55,000. Tlioinas Hivnnnn, of Twenty-eighth place, Chicago, drank carbolic acid, nils taking it for whiskey, and died before it doctor could roach him. Tho Argentine Itepublle, Uruguay Paraguay nnd the United .States of Col iimbhi have conceded to hYanco tin most favored nation treatment. ^Ylllll\m A. Guthrie, Ihe itoiple's par ly nominee for associate justice, in North CnroMim, lias declined to nmk tho moo, alleging personal reasons. A nieeflng of newspaper men was held Sunday at Miulrhl to iiiTiingo. for grand reception of foreign press i-opro seutatives attending the Columbus fetes, At Heriio, Switzerland, Monday, tlu Intenmllonul peace congress opened with over ii00 delegates present, Inrlud lug Belva Loolcwood, of tho United States. Judge, A. P. McC 'oi -mlck, the United States circuit judge at Dallas, Texas, on Monday tlei ided tho Texas vallroiul commission cases adversely to tho com mission, bling the bloody murrain. Thenfllicted iiilmals usually die two or three if tor being attacked. Miss Nimcy (iflmpey, a school teaclu" .lollet, III., was seriously injured Monday morning by Ihe explosion of a isoliue stove. Her clothes caught lire md she was so severely litirni.il that Is feared she can not recover. Near Torre Haute, 111., Mrs. Hart, god was thrown from the buggy by the shying of the horses. She was ;ht by ti wheel nnd dragged some distance. Her back and an arm were broken, and she died lu n few moments. At the SPideliaker wagon works In South lli'iid. Intl., Monday, George Slrauss was lying at Ihe bottom of an levator shaft putting ill elei-lllc wires, lieu tho elevator run down, crushing liim nnd causing Injuries from which he died in ten minutes. Johnson Huntington, the Cleveland millionaire, who has been In Europe for many months lying dangerously III. has ill a sworn statement to Cleveland, leclaring Ihe use of his name upon the I per recently Issued hy Page. Carey Co., of New York, to he forgeries. John Slultz, n constable, attempted to arrest throe of the Lout-/, boys Sun- iv afternoon at liedford. Ind. They slsted the ollicer and he shot three nf them.' Two of them have died. The iisiable had warrants issued for iL'ht others who participated in u uhl. Charles Ylucent mid Thomas Welsh, •oiivlels. attempted to escape from the tale prison at Sing Sing N. Y...Monday •(.ruing, and as a result a desperate ulit ensued between them and a number of the keepers, (lining vhlch Vlti- il was shot and killed, .-mil Welsh was seriously wounded. Eire in C.eorge 11. Emerson's pickle md preserve factory, in Somervllle, Mats., completely destroyed the build ing and machinery. Loss $-i5,(K>0; partially Insured. An adjoining two story wooden dwelling was also completely destroyed. The lire, it Is believed, was of Incendiary origin. Tho shops of tho Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia railway at Ports iiotith, Ohio, were totally destroyed by lire Tuesday morning with all the ma- hincry in them and four freight cars and a locomotive. Two engines and live (laches were damaged. Loss, $50,000. The origin of ihe lire is unknown. John Howard, aged 47, and ills wife Lulu, aged 40, who, on a wager of .>5,000. are walking from Sea tile to Chime, passed Uiroigh Lyons, loiva, on Monday. They are due at Chicago Sept. 15, but expect to reach there Aug -i). They have n wheelbarrow with them which, with Its load, weighs 100 pounds. M. Litvseu, ti wealthy blinker of Co oenli.'igen, has the misfortune to' be »ory like tho can* of Hussia lu appear»neo, nnd Uio fenv that some of tho tlh'.llHls might mlic ito him fov that lotentnte and blow him u|, so preyed nuon his mind that he has gone Insane Sunday tho body of tho famous Car- <ilff Glunt wliloil, has been burled uu ler a livery Btublo in Independence. Iowa, for twenty yearn, was oxlumied by Hiiico L. Raid win and P. 0. Ciim- niliigs, circus managers, and wilt ho exhibited by them. ThU was Barautn tuul Older's giant fraud of 1H71. A most dlKiistrotis flro has swop! through the town of Sonolrn, a short distance from Cassid, Geriuimy. One hundred and forty buildings were de stvoyed. Lubouchero'B radical followers lmv decided to inako a formal protest against his exclusion from the llritish cabinet on account of the queen's nntl luitliy to him. A Pittsburg paper prints nu nnony moiis communication which charges thai tho Uorden lmu'dors were- coniinli tt I by trumps. Tho police aro looking for «ho writer. Tho French wheat crop is estimated at 102,000.000 hix'iolllei-s, and the liigl weight, eighty kilos per hectoliter, will bring tho production, nearly up to tho decennial nvomgo. The river coul oponitoro at a meet In., l .i .l.l li 1> IH«»IIII — — -i " THE WORKING CLASS An English Manufacturer's View of the Effect of Cleveland's Election. The Success of Grover Would Mean an Eventual Fall of One-Half in Wages. Important Admissions—Statements Worthy the Consideration of All. Jttiuinlift' J'rtiln the Jicrtu'dt. \ recent exan,Inallou ot the old order books of Henrico county educes an in- lauce of love so faithful that an account ot it npears worthy of presentation in (lie liicliniuliil Dispatch: At May court, lUSfj, Mrs. (all names are purposely suppressed!, brought before the "worshipful justices of Henrico county," her indentured ser nil-girl, named Mary, and charged (hat she had become a mother, thereby occasioning Mrs. considerable,cost, is well as her servant's loss of time Heiijainiu, who was a young man, and son of a farmer of moderate means, stated In court that lie would be responsible for all expenses incurred for the nurture and care of the infant. But while Heiijainiu stood by and watched the clerk make tills entry, and doubl less caught a glance full of love and gratitude from the dark eyes of the Indian girl, who was so Ignorant and know so little save to love anil trust liim entirely, he felt that It was impossible to part Willi her, and at once stepped out in front of the bench of magistrates and made the request winch was the excuse of the order next following, viz., Unit as ..irs, and Honjaiulti had made nu agreement that lie should serve her us a slave for one year, and should pay her 000 pounds of tobacco, and that Mrs. tnd iienjnniiii had made an agreement that ho should servo her as u slave for one year, and should pay her lino puuuds of tobacco, and that Mrs. —i- agreed that at the cud of the tlinj -Mary, her ludiau girl, should bo fii» ami also that Mrs. hud agreed that ihe said Uenjuiuin und Mary might marry at any time they choose, they, ihe justices of the county court, con lii-iucd these agreements, tuul ordered Hint if they were carried out the said Indian Alary, at tho expiration of a year, should bo free from all futur service. The London Iron and Steel Trades .lournal prints an Interview with .1. 11. Rogers, the managing partner of tlie linn of 10. Morewuod & Co.. proprietors >f the South Wales and Cambria tin plate works, which is almost a.i Inier- estlng reading to the American workman who Is asked lo vole for Cleveland and free trade next November as i iiotlllcatlou of an nciunl cut in his wages would be, so plain docs Mr. Rogers make It that lower wages is what fi 'ee lratio means. Mr. Rogers Is chairman of the Wales Tin Plate Ma li­ is' association, and in- such is far more Interested in the protection of llritish industries than an American. Ills tirm is building a large tin plate mill near Norristown, Pa., and he has Just re­ lumed from a visit to this country lo look over the ground, but he is anxious to keep ids Wales works going, lie says: We intend to make a hard light to keep our works hen- and at. Cambria running. Our American works are what Is called in sporting terms a 'hedge,' so that if the actions of tlie leaders of tho working people and the house in parliament make it unpi'oiii- able for us to carry on our works in this country, we snail still be able to be large manufacturers." This is what lie s.. in answer to the reporlor's question, "Supposing Mr. Cleveland were elected, what do you think would be the effect of his policy?" I think the result would be that the duties would be gradually lowered, and that wages would consequently fall, i'lii' Working classes would, of course, not he wu.iiig to remain without work, and manufacturers would have to reduce wages to enable them lo compete successfully with other countries. Wages lu America are at present about louble what they are here, but If America adopted free trade they would probably be reduced by one-half, and become equal to the wages paid here. The question of free trade or protection in America is, therefore, of far more importance to the working class of America than it is lo any class in this country. In America the working class earn high wages at present, and the cost of living out there is so little more than it Is here that they have much router comfort and are able to save more rapidly." Could there be a plainer case for the workinginaiiV Could there lie more conclusive evidence that capital will take care of Itself under ftee trade and make, labor stand the lower prices because capital will have the power to force a reduction and labor would not have the power to refuse it? That is the leslhncny of a mauufucturer, who is not a republican nor a politician talking polities, but an Englishman talking In an English town, and who would prefer to see tho tin plate duty repealed. Rut the democratic statement of the ease really is no better when you look at if hard: "Proceeding, Mr. Rogers remarked that some of me democrats said: 'We are quite prepared to admit that if the duties are reduced wages will have to lie correspondingly reduced, but our :ilm is that wages shall be so far reduced that our manufacturers can un- doi-sell Europe In neutral markets such is India, Australia, etc., but we believe that the cost of living and of luxuries should also be so reduced that workmen would be as well off at the lower wages as they are now at the higher wages.' " Tlie great question Is whether work- luginen will take the chances by voting for Cleveland i nil free trade. If reciprocity Is a "sham," why Is II detested by Great llriiiiinV If "free raw materials" are the prime necessity, why did tree traders repeal the duty on cotton lies and retain il on hoop iron? If wages ate regulated by demand for and supply of labor, how will (he destruction of American industries raise them? If mugwumps are not un-American, wily do they sneer at the American Hag? If llrillsh wiirkiiigiuen were beno- liled by free trade, why did Cardinal Maiming speak of Ihe "world of wealth and Hie world of want," as typified in Ihe condition of the English people? If patriotism means love of country, why is it nol patriotic to support the products and industries of one's own country before all others? If the decline of American shipping Is not due to tho want of prelection, why did II nlwa.is advance until protection was withdrawn? If the ileiiiocrals are not realllriulug the coitfed'late constitution, why did llu-y make that ilociimeul Ihe pattern for their flee trade pkittnrm? If the mission of the United States is lo "produce cotton ami wheat at low prices," now comes it thai We are the greatest of manufacturing nations? The life A SHORT SERMON. Tlitlf't ,,r llo-Anicrleiin 11, MUCH fuller ri -iilecll home is the pillar of our national CANDID FREE TRADERS. lusl rut IIIIIH of HUM die l ;ni , r llHli nml tin Smitiii'vii l-'t-,-i- 'I'l-ailri -N 'I'ell tlie Trill li. IMPORTANS 1FS. Chambers Journal: Tlie most remarkable Instance of tiesthetleism among birds is that exhibited by tho Australian bower birds, who build long galleries In which to play, adorning tiieni ivilh shells, feathers, leaves, holies or any colored or g'ltterlng object which comes in tlier way. Captain Stokes described ouo ot these bower birds us inMug a shell alternately from each side of tho bower and carrying il through in lta beak. Ltmiliollz describes several of thes" playhouses of the bower birds. He nays they are always to be found "In auiull brushwood, nover In tho open Held,' and lu their liuuiedliito vicinity thu bird collects a mass of different kinds of obJootB, ospeolnlly snallBholla, which iiro lu laid In two heaps, ouo at each entrance, tho ono being always much larger than tho ether. There nro frequently hundreds of shells, ubout itiio lu oua heap ami thirty lu tho other There la uaually a haudtul of greou berries partly ltisldo awl partly outside tho bower. A Broken Bend, lndMd. Thli, end no mlitako, Is llio ludivltni*! WHOM .!»mln» IIM wiufd in aueh t low fibh. fti. Y»»I,> m <>(U'KtlimK WUIi'li tin- V'l'i'i-Truilwrft Should Try to AilKU-cr. If free trade mid slavery did not go hand In hand, why was John 0. Calhoun a protectionist until he became Hie rep- leser.lallve of the slave power? If trusts are due lo the tariff, what wr.3 tlie cause of the anthracite coal trust? If American laborers are so elllclcnl that I hey do not need protection, why do free traders doubt their ability to make tin plate? If Cleveland Is not a demagogue, why does he iiil.ifepresent the condtlon of our country In order to gain a partisan advantage? If Ihe Mills bill was not a sectional measure, why did It leave the duties on southern products unchanged while abolishing or greatly reducing tho duties on the products of the north? If tlio result of free trade Is to Increase Importation of competing articles, why will it not correspondingly discourage their mtiuufnoturo hi this country? If Invention Is not stimulated by protection, why did it always progress more rapidly lu protective than lu free trade periods? If fros trade Is not productive of hard thnea L _\vhy were thero Utusl..UlUS!a_AiiJ Chicago lutcr -Oci air. We admire the ! Engusa and the southern free traders, because they tell ihe Iruth. Wo despise the northern live traders because they dare not toll the truth. Kiev trade, or "tarilf for revenue only," which Is as near to free trade as it is possible to cot under existing circumstances, means tree admission from all roniiirles ill which labor is cheap of all ihiugs that ale, or easily can bo, produced by Ihe well-paid labor of Americans, .-ind the consequent reduction of tho price of American labor. It also means the Imposition of duties "for revenue only" on all such things as Americans need, but which lliey can not siilliclently produce, lo which class sugar, tea and coffee belong. It has boon republican policy lo make ilu-so things free of duly for a tarilf oil them is "a tax," because it (loos nol protect and therefore it docs not stimulate production, and therefore does not excite that competition which necessarily lowers prices lo the eunsumer. J list as sure as It lias been republican policy to make these tilings free of duty, It will be democratic, policy to tax them. Eor when the duties on wool, iron, tin plate anil other articles are repealed, as Ihe ilcinoirats promise Hint they shall do, there will lie such a delicit iu revenue as will compel the levying of taxes on sugar and oilier articles tli.tl we consume but do not produce, or do not produce In siiilicient quantity for our use. The northern democrats deny tills, for they know Rial (he workiugiiicu I inner can be persuaded lo vole for a party whoso policy il Is lo admit free of duly till tilings that compete with the products of northern labor, and lo lax all things Unit are bought with Ihc wages of noriheiii labor. Hul the si.mhern democrats do not deny It. Tho Now Orleans Daily States, easily Ihe leader of Hie ultra Hourhon democrats of Louisiana, had this to say lo Ihe sugar planters of that siate, no later than the 0th day of this mouth. We entreat a careful perusal of our contemporary's editorial utterance: "Tlie facts have shown, beyond all question, that the tariff for revenue democrats are the friends and the protectionists are tile enemies of the sugar industry. Hut those men are Indifferent lo facts while they worship a name. That every democrat who is an authority, and every democratic paper which represents anything, have stood resolutely for the sugar tariff, while every republican who Is an authority and every republican organ, groat or small, have denounced thai tariff, and thai the ii-puplli-ai' party repealed the sugar tariff." This is truthful history; not the less truthful thai it is recorded by a democratic scribe. As lo what is In Hie fill tire, We will let the New Orleans Daily States piediet: "The only difference In (lie policies that will be pursued by the two parlies is just tills, nnd mark II: If the demo era tic parly captures Ihe government. Ihe sugar bounty will bo withdrawn, and the sugar tariff will be restored; while if the republican, or protection, party remains In power, the sugar bounty will be. withdrawn, and sugar will remain on Ihe free list. That Is the difference, and let sugar people of Louisiana keep it in mind." This Is a triii...ul prediction; not Unless tiitlliful because the utterance of a deiiioi'ratle prophet. Let uarthcrn wage earners and house holders of all conditions lake notice tlnif the leading democrats declare thai lo elect Cleveland is to reimpnse tlu tax on sugar. We say "the loading democrats" advisedly, for what tin souili wills that the northern demo cinttc leaders accomplish lu humble oven tho humblest, submission to theh poor but haughty masters. It represents ihe thrift and the energy of our people; it is Hie product of their wages and savings. The home is the schnolhouse of our jottth and the comfort of our age. To have a little lions-, that one ran call one's own makes a man happier, manlier, more Independent. No country can be accounted prosperous tin- majority of whose people do not own their own homes. Here, then we have a good tost of the relative beneiils of prop ctloti and free trade. Which .system makes It easier for H worklnguian lo have a home of his own? Among the iron workers of free trade England, and they are perhaps the most prosperous of all ihat country's work- iiigmcn, 1 man out of eery LTi-o-.-cuples his own home. In Philadelphia, the largest city of the greatest iron producing slate In Hie union, i here is one home to every live Inhabitants. The latest llritish parliamentary report on the "housing of the working classes" says: "liven iu the country districts Iwlielo surely one would expect to find more homer) human beings are lo be found hoarded together lu a condition considerably worse than that iu which tlie 'beasts that perish' are usually kept by their owners." The United States census of 1.SN0 reports that the number of dwellings lu dial year was s,P5.">.Siy. Tho population was a little over 50,lloO,ooti; so that there was about one dwelling lo every six inhabllaiils. One out of every six inhabitants occupied his own home. It is lo protection that we owe the larger liuiulier of American homes, por Ihe tariff maintains tlie American rate of wages; from our higher wages come the greater savings of our people, and from the savings of the family comes the home. So we see that without protection many of our homes would disappear, and wi1h thein also would disappear thu freer, broader, manlier spirit of our people. Protection is the safeguard of the American home. BOLTING GROVER. Tin- lllll Men Wiii'tii' 'I'hiin Kovi. nt Cluvi Wiishlnglon, I). 0„ Aug. ML—There Is no longer tin effort to conceal the fact Hint Senator Hill, Lieut.-Gov. Sheohiui mid the whole dominant element of tlu New York democracy have repudiated Grover CtevelaiuL This bolting faction embraces Taniiniiiiy and its famous workers who elected Gov, Mower and made llio democratic nuichiuo of the Empire state the power that It Is. There Is not even common polltemss CONGRESSES COMPARED. A striking Ivxitinpli' of Di'iiiiict'Utli' l''.i'oie may. The total of the regular appropriations for the first session of the republican forty-lirst congress was .f;it!l,770,- 057. Tlie total of Hie regular appropriations for the Ilrst session of the denio- cnillc niiy-secoud congress was $;).S5,- S;S7,5l)l). The grand total of all appropriations in each of these congresses was: Pifly-tirsl (republican), !f4(KI„'H)S ,r >10. Pil'ty-sccond (democratic), $507,701,- ISD. The democrats have crippled the public service and left deliciencles to be made up, and yet they have spent more than the republicans by the sum of ¥-l-l,.'Wl',S70, and more than any other congress ever spent at a llrst session. How Is Ibis for dcmocraUu "economy?" Niirivo^liiiiH Honored. The Norwegians of the northwest have been ' exceptionally honored tha present year by the republican party. A Norwegian Is the candidate of that parly for governor of .Minnesota, wllllo llio candidate for secretary of state Is also of that nationality. In. u lseonslu tlie republicans have placed two Norwegians on their ticket, while the democrat a have none at all, though • Swede holds the lowest place on tu» list. Mi'tiliilty anil II 111. Gov. McKinley lias received moro than -KXi requests for campaign speeches. So has David H. Hill, but the difference is that McKinley Is doing ids best to malic 400 speeches iu K0 days, while Hill smiles a sad sardonic smile and says nothing. The British East Indian govt., liont has informed the currency tnssocuitlon ihat it is unable to comply with tho request of the association that tho government appoint n commission to la- quire into the advisability of establishing it gold standard in India, nnd that lu view of the ulai'iniug condition of affairs and the danger of n crisis, ihe government declare what steps I* proposes to lake to allay Ule, puulc existing in the country. It has been stated Unit since the sunflower lias been cultivated on certain •fwunips of the Potomac malarial fever hfih decreased. At the mouth of tho slicldt In Holland it is stated that shut!>'!• results have been observed. Tho -aintlowers emit large volume* of water iu the form of vapor, ami Its aromstlo odor, as well as the oxygen It exhales, nay have something to do with tha -military Influence In question. Three years ago John .Slkorbkl nrriv- itl at Wluoua, Minn., from the old country, and obtained work. Shortly afterward ho sent $50 back home to pay tho faro to Winona of his sweetheart, who promised to marry him upon arriving there. Shortly uflur her ar> rival tho gli'l became engaged to and married a man named Meyer, aud Sikorski sued to recover Ids If50. Tho court found in his favor Monday. *»- sesslng costs and interest upon tho defendant. The whole amount Is $7(1. Tho plastic of Hold nilco has become so great In Scotland that a commission uf tlie department of agriculture la now investigating the cause of the evil with u vt,,\i. f \t .l',vlijli"» " —i...."...I" ml—

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page