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PUBUBHS) KVKBT 8A.T0BDAT —«T~ W. H. BT7RDIOK. THRMS: ll .BO Per Ysar, Btrlotly lit Advanoe. 7*fo Sot Advertising Medium to rnu ', (he four north-tastern counties. Ofllc* BoalhwMt Comet Lawlet »nd Tiltlrn • ^4 «. N. UUIIOICIK Kilil r iiml Prvri t->r INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVAN K VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1892. NUMBER 29. ADVERTISING RATES: TJ»« I in. 3 In. 4 In \M col M col- J col 1 we* k I wfi*kg .,. 3 wM»ks... 1 month .. 8 mnntnn. 8 mxlitliit.. 4 months.. 1 jc.ir II 00 1 M» a oo * so • oo « 00 5 50 10 00 II 90 5 S3 3 00] a 7i 4 50 6 a I on 13 00 I? so » 00 « 41 0 00 11 21 ir, oo 18 0 J |t 90 9 11 7 JO • 25 II YS 1 It Of 20 80i w MM $1 M I CO 10 00 IJ 00 17 on 9.' 00 « 00 49 00 SI0 00 ID 04 II 00 It 00 » oo V, 00 50 00 1)0 00 llii'lneas cnnls not excelling fl»e linen, $-V L**. fnl ndvortiH>.nii>n(n at II'KAI rat*«. Advertise, inenlft lnRert»>il with no specific Hm« ivlll be* pui>IKhe I unt I miter*! out Mtf -hargMl for ae- conllnulr All hllU |uj-»hl quarterly CHKIST EVERYTHING. Rev. T. DeWitt Talmago Again in His Own Pulpit. Hl» Honio.ComliiR: Dlsootirne at Prescntn- tloa of Christ ns tho Alplin ana Oraeea or the (ircnt Plan of Redemption. Tho following discourse was delivered by Rov. T. DcWitt Talmnge ton largo congregation assembled to welcome him back to his own pulpit. Ills text was; Christ la all nnl In all.— Coloslnns HI., 11. Returned after the most eventful summer of my life, I must Rhortly, and as soon as I recover from tho sea voy- Bge, give you an nceount of our mission of bread to famine-struck Russia, and of my preaching tour through Germany, England, Scotland mid Ireland; but my first sermon on reaching here must bo a hosanna of gratitude to Christ, and from the text I have chosen I have found that the greatest name in tho oocan-fhipplng, and from Liverpool to Moscow, and from Moscow to London and Edinburgh and Belfast and Dublin, is Jesus. Every age of the world has had its historians, its philosophers, its artists, its thinkers, and its teachers. Were there histories to bo written, there 1ms always beon a Moses, or a Herodotus, or a Xonophon, or n Josephus to write them. Were Micro poems to be constructed, thero has alwayH been u Job or a Homer to construct them. Were there thrones, lustrous and powerful, to bo lifted, there has always been a David or a Crosar to raise them. Were there teachers demanded for intel lect and the hearts, there has been i Socrates and a Zeno and a Cleanthcs and a Marcus Antonius coming forth on tho grand and glorious mission Every ago of the world has had its triumphs of reason and morality. Thero has not been a single age of the world which has not had some decided system of religion. The IMatonism Orientalism, Stoicism, Brnhminisni ami Buddhism, considering the ages in which they were established, were not lacking in ingenuity and force. Now, in this line of beneficent institutions and of noble men, there appeared a personage more wonderful than any predecessor. He came from a family without any royal or aristocratic pretension. Ho became a Galilean mechanic He had no advantage from the schools. There were people besido nim day after day who had no idea that He was going to he anything romarkablo or do anything remarkable. Yet, notwithstanding all this, and without any title, or scholarly profession, or limning rhetoric, He startled tho world with the strangest announcements, ran in collision with solemn priest and proud ruler, and with a voice that r -.ing through temple and palace and over ship's deck, and mountain top, exclaimed: "I am the light of tho world!" Men were taken all aback at tho Idea that that hand, yet hard from the use of the n.vo, the saw, the adze, and hatchet, should ware the scepter of authority, and that upon that brow, from which they had so often seen 111m wipe, tho sweat of toil, there would yet come tho crown of unparalleled splendor and of universal dominion. Wo all know how <liflicult it is to think that anybody who was at school with us in koyhood has got to be anything great or famous; »nd no wonder that those who had' been boys with Christ In the streets of Nazareth and seen Hira in after years in the days of His complete obscurity, should have been very slow to acknowledge Christ's wonderful mission. I remark, in the first place, Christ is everything In the llible. 1 do not care where I open the Rible I llnd Jesus. In whatever path I start I come, after uwhlle, to tho llethlehcin manger. »l go back to the old dispensation and see a lamb on tho altar, and say: "Itehold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world!" Then I "go and see the manna provided for tho Israel ties in tho. wilderness, and say: "Jesus, tho broad of life." Then I look at the rock which was smitten by the. prophet's rod, and as tho water gushes out, I say: "It is Jesus, the fountain, opened for sin and uneleanness." I go back and look at tho writings of Job, and hear him exclaim: "I know that my Redeemer livoth." Then 1 gotoEzekiol and find Christ presented there as "a plant of renownj" and then I turn over to Isaiah, and Christ is spoken of "as a sheep before her shearers." It is .Jesus oil tho way between Genesis and Malachi. Then I turn over to tho New Testament, and it Is Christ in tho parable, U is Christ in the miracle, it is •Christ in tho evangelist's story, it is Christ in tho apostles' epistles, and it is 'Christ in the trumpet peal of th Apocalypse. I know there arc a great many people who do not find Christ in the Bible. Here 1B a man who studies the Bible as a historian. Well, if you •como as a historian, you will find in thlB book how tho" world wos made, how the seas UeiJ • to their places, how, empires were estnbi lished, how nation • fought with nation, javolln ringing against harbegeon, until the earth was ghastly with the dead. You will see tho eoroi nation of princes, tho triumph of eon querors and the world turned upside down and back again and down again cleft and scarred yyith groat agonies o •earthquake and tempest, .and battle. . 1% is ft wonderful history, putting to the blush #1 qthera In tho accuracy of its reclta 'i arid in tho stupendous events It records. Homer, and Thucy- dJcUis, and Gibbon Oould make great stories out of little events; but it took a Mpses to tell bow'the heavens and the earth were made in one chapter, »nd to give the history of thousands of years uupn two leaves. There mo others who came to the Bible merely as antiquarians. I' you ooine as an antiquarian you will find a great many odd (,hlngs in the lliblo; peculiarities of manner and custom, , marriage and burial; peculiarities of dpjHs, tunics, sftudals, er|»Mng-ftbaji, amulet* and girdles and tinkling qrnft- ntentH, If yuu. oomo to look, at military peculiar hat thirf is!" and "What an unlooked-for lamp Hint is!" and the Itible to such becomes ;i Ilritish museum. Then there are others who find nothing ill the ISiblu but poetry. Well, if you como us n poet, yon will (1ml in this book faultless rhythm, and bold imagery, and startling antithesis, mid rapturous lyric, and sweet pastoral, and instructive narrative, and devotional psalm; thoughts expressed in a style more solemn than that of Montgomery, more bold than that of Milton, more terrible than that of Dante, more natural than that of Wordsworth, more impassioned than that of Pollock, more tender than that of C'owper, more weird than that of Spenser. This great poem brings all tho gems of the earth into its coronet, and it weaves the flames of judgment in Its garland, and pours eternal harmonies In Its rhythm. Everything this book touches it makes beautiful, from the plain stones of the summer threshing-floor, and the daughters of Nahor filling.the trough for the camels, and the fish pcols of Ileshbon, up to the Psalmist praising God with diapason of storm and whirlwind, and Job leading forth Orion, A ret urns and the Pleiades. It is a wonderful poem; and a great many people redd it as they do Thomas Moore's "Lalla "ltookh" and Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake" and Tennyson's "Charge of the Light lirigade." They sit down and are so absorbed in looking at the shells <U| the shore that they forget to look oil' on the great ocean of God's mercy and .salvation. Then there are others who come to this hook as skeptics. They marshal passage against passage, anil try to get Matthew and Luke in a quarrel, and would have a discrepancy bet ween Caul and .lames say about faith and works, and they try the account of Moses concerning the creation by modern decisions in science, and resolve in all questions between the scientific explorer it nil ihc inspired writer they will give the preference to the geologist. These men, these spiders, I will say -suck poison out of the sweetest llowers. They fatten their infidelity up>an the truths which have led thousands to Heaven, and in • their distorted vision prophet seems to war with prophet, and evangelist with evangelist, and apostle with apostle: and if they can tinil some bad trait of character in a man of God mentioned in that Itible, these carrion crows caw mid Hap their wings over tho carcass. Heeuuse they can not understand how the whale swallowed Jonah, they attempt the more wonderful feat of swallowing the monstei whale of modern skepticism. They do not believe it possible that the llible story should be true which says that the dumb ass spake, while they themselves prove the thing possible by their own utterances. I am amused beyond bounds when I hear one of these men talking about a future life. Just ask a man who rejects that llible what Heaven is and hear him befog your soul. He will tell you that Heaven is merely the development of tho internal resources of a man; it is an efflorescence of the dynamic forces into a state of ethereal and transcendental lucubration, In close juxtaposition to the ever present "was." ond the great "to be," and the everlasting "No." Considering themselves wise, they are fools for time, fools for eternity. Then thero is another elassof persons who come to the lliblo as controversialists. They are enormous Presbyterians, or.flerco Baptists, or violent Methodists. They cut the Itible to Buit their creed instead of cutting their creed to suit the Bible, if the Scriptures think as they do, well; if not. so much tho worse for the Scriptures. The Bible is merely the whetstone on which they sharpen the dissecting knife of controversy They con e to it as u government In time of war comes to armories or arse nals for weapons and munitions. They have declared everlasting war agains all other sects, and they want so many broadswords, so many muskets, so many howitzers, so many eoluinblads, so much grape and canister, so many field-pieces with which to rake the field of dispute: for they mean to get the victory, though tho heavens be darkened with the smoke and the earth rent with the thunder. What do they care about the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ? I have seen some such men come back from an ecclesiastical massacre as proud of their achievements as an Indian warrior, boasting of the number of scalps he has taken. I lutvo more admiration for u man who goes forth with his lists to get the championship than I have for these theological pugilists who make our theological magazines ring with their war- cry. There are men who seem to think tho ouly use of the sword of truth is to stick somebody. Thero is one passage of the Scriptures that they like better than all others, and that Is this: "Blessed be tho Lord which teacheth my hands to war,' and my fingers to fight." Woe vo us it we como to God's word as controversittlits, or as skeptics, or its connoisseurs, or as fault-finders, or merely as poets! I Those only got into tho heart of Qod's truth who come socking Christ. , Welcome all BUCII! They will find Him , coining out from behind tho curtain of prophecy, until lie stands, in the full , .'fight of New Testament tltsoloanres, , Jesus the Sou of God, the Saviour of tho world. Tl>ey willflnd Him in genuolog- ical table und In chronological calculation, in poetic stanmi and in historical narrative, in profound parable and in startling miracle. Tlioy will see His foot on every sea. and His tears in tho drops of dew on llurmon, and hear Uiu voice in thu wind, and behold His words all abloom in the valley between Mount Olivet and Jerusalem. There are some men who come and • walk around the Temple of Truth, and merely soo tho outside. Thero are othorH who walk 1 Into the porch, and then go uway, There are others who como in and look at tho pictures, but they know nothing about the chief attractions of the lliblo It is only the man who comes . and knocks at ,thu gats, ijuymg: "I would see. JasuB." For Him. the glories or that book'' open, und he goes in and? "It is I, be not afraid." We are In darkness; Jesus says: "I mil the bright mid morning stnr." We lire slc,k; Jesus is the balm of (iilead. We are dead; hear the shrouds rend and the grave 'hillocks heave ns lie cries: "I am the resurrection and the life; he that helieveth in Me. though he were dead, yet shall he live." We want justification: "Being justified by faith, wc have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." We want to exercise faith; "Believe in the Lord JCSUB Christ and thou shnlt he saved." I want toget fromundercond 'lnnation; "There is now, therefore, no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus." The cross—He carried it. The names of hell— Hp suffered them. The shame —lie endured it. The crown—Ho won it. Heights of Heaven sing it, and worlds of light all round the Heavens cry, "Glory, glory." Let us go forth and gather tho trophies for Jesus. Prom Goleonda mines we gather tho diamonds;, from (Jcylon banks we gather peirls; from all hinds and kingdoms we gather precious stones, and we brim* the glittering burdens and put them down at the feet of Jesus, and say: "All these are Thine. Thou art worthy." Wo go forth again for more trophies, and into one s >eaf we gather all the scepters of the earth, of all royalties and dominions, and then we bring the sheaf of scepters and put it down at the feet, of Jesus, and say: "Thou art King of kings, and these Thou hast conquered." And then we go frrth again to gather more trophies and we bid the redeemed of all ages, the sons mid daughters of the Lord Almighty, to come. We ask them to come and offer their thanksgivings, and tho hosts of Heaven bring crown, and pnlm, and scepter, and here by these bleeding feet and by this river side, and by this wounded heart, cry: "Messing, and honor, and glory, and power be unto Him, that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb forever and forever!" Tell me of a tear that He lid not weep, of n burden that lie did carry, of a battle lie did not tight, of a victory that lie did not achieve. "All in all is Jesus" in the great plan of re demption. I remark again; Christ is everything to the Christian in time of trouble. Who has escaped trouble? We must all stoop down and drink out of the bitter lake. The moss has no time to grow on the buckets that come up out of tho heart's well, dripping with tears. Great trials are upon our track as certain as grey-hound puck on the scout of deer. Prom our hearts in every direction there are a thousand chords reaching out binding us to loved ones, and ever and anon some of these tendrils snap. The winds that cross this sea of life are not all abaft. The clouds that cross our sky are not feathery and afar, straying like docks of sheep on Heaven's pastures, but wrathful anil somber, and gleaming with ter- ror.lhey wrap the mountains in lire, and come down baying with their thunde.-s through every gorge. The richest fruits of blessing have a prickly shell. Life here is not lying at anchor; it is weathering a gale. It is not sleeping in a soldier's tent with our arms stacked; it is a bayonet-charge. We stumble over grave stones, and wc drive on with our wheel deep in old rut of graves. Trouble wrinkled your brow, and It frosted your head, palling in this bat tie of life, is there no angel to hind our wounds? Until God made this world with so many tilings to hunt and none to heal? Por this snake-bite of sorrow- is there no herb growing by all tho brooks to heal the poison? Blessed be God that in the Gospel wo find tho antidote! Christ has bottled an ocean of tears. How many thorns He hath plucked out of human agony! Oh! Ho knows too well what it is to carry n cross not to help us carry ours, lie knows tirti well what it is to climb the mountain not to help us up the steep. He knows too well what is to be persecuted not to help those who are ira posed upon. He knows too well what it is to be sick not to help those who suffer. Ay, lie knows too well what it is to die not to help us in our last extremity. Blessed Jesus, thou knowest it all. Seeing Thy wound ed side, and Thy wounded hand and Thy wounded feet, and Thy wounded brow, we are sure Thou knowest it till. Oh! when those into whose bosom we used to breathe our Borrows are snatched from us, blessi be God tho heart of Jesus still beats; and when all other light* go out and the world gets dark, then we see coining out from behind a cloud something so brlgh and cheering, wo know it to be tho morn', ing star of the soul's deliverance. The hand of care may make you stagger, or the hand of persecution may beat you down, or the hand of disappointment may beat you back, but thero Is a bund, and it is kind, and it is so gentle, that it wlpeth all tears from all faces. CONDENSED NEWS.i"^™ work, fully 1,500 workmen th has ha Tho Boston Herald, possibly for tho reason that little hns been heard about It recently, tiiluks tho Nicaragua ennui must bo in a bad way. It says: "Tho eontmotors have evidently met with unforeseen obstacles. The probability is that the estimates of tho engineers of tho oompany have beon largely exceeded." At last accounts only u mile of the canal had beon dug. That tho most competent engineer can uot toll what obstacles will bo encountered In making au excavation many miles long and through land whoso clinnic- ter is unknown, was shown hi the Suez and 1'auama caunls. The history of those undertakings also shows that the persons in charge of them lcopt baok ( iimvelaome facts as long as possible so as to" seouro more capital. Cholera abates in Hamburg. The passenger rato war is over ami tho Soo gains its point Two children were killed by a panther at Warsaw, .Mlim. Senator Hill addressed a large meeting of democrats In Brooklyn. Tho annual encampment of Odd Fellows was held at Portland, Ore. A lire at Rockaway Beach, L. I., de s-troyed properly valued at ^,000,000. Two men wore fatally injured by a bridge falling with them near Quin-y, Minn. Tho president has appointed Gustavc A. Schnltz postmaster at Two Harbors Minn. A movement Is on foot to combine, all tlie larger safe companies of the country in a trust. Sales of butter on the Elgin board of trade amounted to 0,000 pounds at 20 cents a pound. Lord Iliigln, an Irish peer, was sent to the Winnipeg jail for two months- tor vagrancy. Drink. CP. Campbell, of Canada, Is elected grand sire of tins sovereign grnud lodge of Odd Fellows. An Indiana court declares that the gerrymander of 1SS0 and 1801 in that state unconstitutional. Alexander Berkman was sentenced at Pittsburg to twenty years In prison for attempting to kill II. C. Prick. An uprising of negroes occurred in Arkansas. A light followed, In* which scleral men were killed or wounded. The St. Paul republicans bad a nit, demonstration and were addressed b- Knute Nelson and W. C. Plummer. The pope 1ms approved Cardinal Gib bins' plan for au exhibition of catho'h schools at the Chicago world's fair. A Missouri burglar committed sulcld. after being shot and wounded by n man whoso house he was plundering. Five policemen were badly burned h Washington by (lying powder from a eaimtm used in tiring a salute in Grand Army place. The event of Tuesday at Washington was tho parade of the Grand Army, one of tho most successful exhibition-., of tho kind ever given. John Shea, of Lima, O., a feeble man i years old, swallowed an ounce of .sulphate of zinc In mistake for Epsom alts and died In agony. The Louisiana lottery company Is reported at work In North Dakota again, attempting to defeat the anti-lottery onstitutioual amendment. Mayor Washburn, of Chicago, has sworn out a warrant for the arrest or M. C. McDonald for attempting to bribe lustico Woodman, a city olllcltil. Mrs. Harrison arrived In Washington Wednesday morning and was removed at onee. to the white hon.se. She suffered no ill effects from her Journey. The grand army eiicunpmoiit held its! first business meeting Wednesday. The! tddiuss of the cominander-ln-ehief and lrloiw annual reports were read. Natural gas has been struck by panics boring a well six miles south of Glltldeii, loiva. It gushes to a height of thli-ty-tive feet ami makes a brilliant spectacle. Tho German-Catholic convention at Dubuque criticises Senator Davis foi his autl-caheusly speech in the somite, and threatens t 0 work to prevent his re-election. Pursuant to orders from the Telegraphers' union all tho operators on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern went out on a strike at noon Wednesday. Fire destroyed 100 houses in Olkus^, near Cruckow, Austrian Poland. Fourteen persons were burned to death and eight others probably will dlo of their Injuries. A singular disease is provailin among horses in tho southern part of Jo Davios' cuouty, ill. It resembles distemper, but Is more fatal, and causes mote sudden death. Carpenter Bock, a long-term prisoner in tho Central prison of Berlin, Ger many, stripped himself and squeezed through a. window about eight Inches, He has not been caught, Dennis Sullivan, superintendent of an electric street railroad in Brooklyn was shot by Frank Gately, a discharged em­ ploye of tho company. The physicians say Sullvau can not llvo. D. A. MoKluley, brother of Gov. Mo lvinley, of Ohio, and Hawuliun consul at San Francisco, died Monday of paralysis. He was sixty-threo years old and went to California In 1852. It 1B reported Unit "Judge" Short, leader of tho notorious band of cattle thieves, with headquarters in tho Bad Laud, has been captured and lynched by ranchmen, and several of his baud killed. Mrs. Agatha Zabrinskle, formerly a prominent Detroit literary woman ami sister of Sidney D. Sillier, one of tuo wealthiest men in Uio state, committed suicide by hanging herself to the door of her room with the hem of her skirt. Sho has been couuned In an insane asylum. William Synioua, Sr., and J. R. Leavitt were killed In the Cnrlotta mine Tuesday morning. They were standing upon a temporary platform built In the halt for the purpose of making repairs, when tho platform gave way precipitating them to the bottom of the shaft. fohu J. Shotwell, manager of tiie Colorado Ilaunuerbrick compuuy u. Denver, has left for parts unknown, and Uiere is said to be a deficit of $10 OiX> on the books of the company. Hi is accused of squandering Ute luoue..- in gambling. At Dublin dispatches says FaUiei Humphreys, the nationalist priest, was released Tuesday morning from jail, to which he bud been committed on Un­ charge of contempt of court, and bis examination on tho original uceusutton of riotous conduct was set for hearing at Tlpperory. Mrs. Edward L. Potter was shot iird killed Instantly by her husband at New Haven, Conn. Potter, who was alone with his wife at Uie lime, says lie was cleaning a rlllc when the weapon was hi some way discharged, Its contents, entering his wife's back Just below viie right shoulder. Samuel Raven was buried olive Ihirty-six hours at Jackson, Mich. He was in the bottom of tt thirty-foot Well when quicksand caused the walls w t'itll upou him. Just at dark on the set. ond tiny Raven was reached, terribly crushed, but alive. The stoues In the wall had fallen upon him, fonuiug mi arch and giving him room to breathe In digging a sewer hi Phoenix, Ail, workmen have broken into an aiicienl crypt aud the llnd will settle inan.\ questions heretofore disputed by the scientists. The fact that the extinc people who formerly inhabited that country cremated their dead is proved by the finding of several urns, contain lug ashes, together with teeth aud pieces of skull. Prince Anton Rudzlwell has become .suddenly Insane at Lodz, in RussHu Poland, while eu route to Join Uie czar's hunting party at Spain. He appeared at a window of the Grand hotel in Lodz armed with a ritle and two re volvers with which he fired at the poo pie in the court-yard, wounding twt servants. He was overpowered by soldiers after a desperate struggle. A passenger train on the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe road was wreck ed near Osage City, Kus., because of the defective condition of the truck which hail been thrown out of place by train-robbers. The train went over an enhaukmeut, anil the cars were piled together in the greatest confusion. Four employes on the train were kill ed, and niauy passengers were Injured A deputation from Klustile coinplaii^ of the shabby treatment accorded 1 tho Liverpool board of trade to the me'i resculug passengers from the steam ship City of Chicago early in July. Tin. board of trade awarded the men livi shillings each. The coast guard men received eleven shillings each. Fisherman Dennis, who hi a dense fog plolted ashore four boats containing ISO persons, claimed £70 and received forty tyvo shillings. He has sued for th balance. AT ROCKAWAY BEACH Fire Wipes Out the Main Portion of the Famous Summer Resort. One IIuiKlral and Sixty Acres in Ruins Unknown. -Origin of the Fire Flames Have it Their Own \Va ,v — Score of Hotels Destroyed. Rockuyvuy Beach, Sept. 20.—Thu lurg est eouilagratiou that ever occurred on the Long island coast destroyed over u hundred frame buildings here todaj und left about a hundred and slxlj acres a muss of ruins. Tho main portion of Uiis famous old summer resort is completely wiped out. The lire broke out about 12:25 this afternoon in the Seaside museum. A high wind carried the llames across Seaside avenue. Within five minutes alter the Uaiues broke through the rool of tho museum, the lire was roaring on both sides of the avenue, and, fanned by the wind, began to eat its way In nil directions. In quick succession Uie Homes attacked the hotels aloug tho beach and on both sides of Seaside avenue Among the I'liucipul bidlinngs burned wero the- Colbis hotel, Grand Ocean hotel, New York hotel, Patterson aud Uarris hotel, Meyer's hotel, pavilion and pier, Burchell's grocery store, R. Simi>- sou hotel, Columbus hotel, Roach's annex, Kruss house, Dr. Pull's drug store, Peterson's pool room and Uie Globe hotel, Uio lire tower, eiecU'lc light station aud Garrison's hotel and Ou Ui* Ueoch hotel, Stuttgart Ocean house, Columbia Schubert's hotel, Morrison's hotel, Gntud Republic hotel, Melssuer's hotel, shooting gallery and carousal Seaman's hotel, Hotel Albemarle and St. Janies-on-Boidevard. Besides these building.;, nil of large size, a host of smaller buildings, occu pled by drug stores, cigar stores, i<-.. ream and candy stores, shooting g-.il leries and stores of such classes, wore loslmyod. With them went the merry ;o-rounds, carousals, tobaggau slidec and Uie many similar devices nlway found at seaside resorts. In vain the residents of tho beach, aided by boatmen, battled with the (lames. Their efforts wero thrown uway. Aid was summoned, but its arrival made little difference. About U:;i0 p. m. the llames, after having practically burned themselves out for want ol Immediate material upon which to feed were brought under control, but the Hit was still burning brightly at midnight, How the (lames started is unknown. Mrs. Phillips, employed In the museum, Is Ute only poi-son known to have losl their lives in the conflagration. A number of persons received burns and olbei Injuries while lighting the llames. It is impossible tonight even to approximately estimate the anioui t of the losses. By seme it is estimated at over $2,000,000, while others 0J not believe tho total wih amctiut to one quarter that amount. It is snld Unit the insurance policies will not moro Uian half cover Uio losses. war aware of her presence. She then struck it with a heavy stone, but missed her maik, whereupon the snake sprang wickedly at her bare feet. Shu Jumped back lightiy, Just In time to escape the blow. Then, before Uie enraged reptile could strike again, she hurled another stoue at it, Uiis Unie with truer aim, und broke its back. But no sooner hud she made sure of that snake Uiau a liflh oue, bigger than any of Uio others, made its appearance. It fought hard, but sho attacked It fearlessly. No more stones of effective size were near at hand, so the biuve girl picked up a stout slick, and with tills she tackled her adversary at close quarters. In a short time she came out best with it, too. Then she proceeded to lay the snakes out in a row, yvlth their heads sloping down the bank. When her father, David GroUi, relumed from work tu.it evening and saw thu, live reptiles lj mj, there, he was thunderstruck, and could scarcely believe that his little daughter had effected Uio slaughter nlout. AWAY FROHTHE WAR Peculiar Offering Made by the Democracy to the Patriots of the Union. Pension Laws Endangered by the Ascendency of Grover Cleveland. The Republican Party Rightly Regarded as the Soldiers' Party. Churning by Machinery. Bouio of tho statistics of Irish emigration, winch a recent census bluebook contains, arc interesting. It seems that almost ns many people, Unoo- quarters as many at least, ns Ireland now contfllufl have }oft that country for this one ia Uio last -10 years. Ireland. Imp . HOW « population of -1,704,- TWi <w4 'JIM lost eit »q»-tko flu»in«> 'ft.Airuao M» 'emltrmUo&i'nlouQ In Uio Levi Noblo, 11) yours old, employed in the electric light power houso at Des Moines, la., was killed by a belt thiu run tho large dynamo. Ills arm was nearly torn from Ids body, aud his side was crushed. IS. A. Bridger, pastor of the Congregational church at Jenulugs, La., was chastised (u his pulpit by D. B. M. Bui'ch, becauso the pastor 11111! made remarks roileoUuij on tho shop-women of Uio town. Hon, Thomas W. HaUiday, lata niuyor of Cairo, 111., was buried at Beech Grove Tuesday. Tho fuuern! was attended by 5,000 people. Business war. entirely suspended in tho city during thu nf temoou. In a letter to Uio editor of tho St, Paul fllobo p. A. PUlsbury iigrocs to contrlbuto $10,000 to the domoorutlo ouinpulgn fund if the charges nuulo (igiilnst hi in In tho story of tho alleged yvlieat rlugciiu tie proved. Tho quest ion ns to whothor Uio inter- ACCIDENT INSURANCE. StutltUicn Sliow Unit n Mini Is I.CHH l.lulilu In | Acclitcntrt After He 1 H liiniii-ed. Tho collection of largo groups of fuots about nccldents which has been made necessary by tho development of accident lnsuiauce, has made a contribution to 0110 department of social science that is by no means uninteresting. For iustance, snys a writer in tho Forum, it is a curious fact that 11 man is much more likely to loso his left hand Uian his right hand, or his left eye Uian his right eye. Statistics show, too, that when a niun insures himself against accidents ho thereby greatly diminishes the risk of accident—aud this is probably explained iu Uiis way: When a mail's attention Is called to danger he fixes his mind on it, and thereby consciously or unconsciously lutkeB uiiuBiial effort to nvort it. It lliereforo often happens that a man Is moro likely to bo a victim to an accident of a kind Uint ho never thought of Uian of the kind 11 gainst which ho Insures himself. A man, for instance, who handles sharp tools will Insure himself against au accident from tho uso of them, and tho first thlug ho knows h** will bo drawing pay from an lnsuranco company for an injury ilcno by getting a cinder in his eye Not only are such odd aud curious facts brought to light by Uio develop mont of accident insurance, but a great many important groups of facts which bear upon (lie habits of men and tho development of civilization For instance, accidents nro much moro commou In sparsely settled portions of lho country than in densely settled portions, and they happen moro frequently in tho mtddlo of tho winter ond In tho middlo of summer than In tho other seasons of the year. Whore the churning of the cream is done by baud it entails a most arduous task upon some member of the farm household, and In many cases It falls to the lot of tho housewife. During the summer, when from two to live cows are kept, there is half an hour of tills heavy work every day. There Is often a large dog watching the operation ot churning that he may obtain ids usual 1)11 of buttermilk. A treadmill can be obtained for a few dollars, and the dog made to do the work, mid you may wntoh the operation or devote your time to other household duties. With tho Improved, or even the common powers, a dog, welghlug fifty pounds, can do the churning of the cream from live cows, mid not injure himself. Such work in hot weather should bo done early in tho morning while it is cool, l'ho butter churned then will be (inner. If the dog is treated kindly, and petted, ho wiU gladly do tho work and bo randy at tho call, or appear as soon as preparations are observed for tho operation Calves, sheep and goats are often used In treadmills, but the dog is the mosl cleanly and Is best adapted to the work Hutunu life is too short to spend much of it manipulating tho churn duslier, es peelally when other power is so plentiful. An attachment can bo placed on tho windmill, but calms Interfere. American Agriculturist. FORCES OF NATURE. flit* (Ircnt l'rnlilelii of I lie fitly 1 H lloiv t« | I I 111/.- Then. It. H. lliuiston, in September Forum: The greatest of all our problems u day is the making of Uie utlllzatlou of tho forces of nature more general more efficient, aud more fruitful. Could Uie engineer find a way of producing steam power at a fraction of its pies cut cost; could he transform heat en orgy directly and without waste lull dynamic; could he lind a method 01 evolution of light without Unit euor molts loss now Inevitable in the form of accompanying heat; could he direct ly produce elicUicity, without otiiti and lost energy, from the combustion of fuel—could he do these things to day, tho growth of alii that is desirabli to mankind and the advancement ol ail tlie interests and powers ot the i-.ict would be Inconceivably accelerated. Every animate animal is a machuii' of enormously higher efficiency as dynamic engine Uian his most elabor ate construction as illustrated in Uie 20,000 horse-power engines of tile Ten tonic or Uie City of Purls or in the mosl powerful locomotive. Kvery gyinuolu> living in the mud of a tropical stream puts to shame man's best effort in tin production of electricity; aud the inln ute insect that (lashes across his lawn on a summer evening, or tlie worm that lights his path in tho g;ivdeii, ex hibits a system of Illumination ineoin puntbly superior to his most perfect electric lights. Here Is nature's chal lenge to man! Man wastes one-fourth of all the heat of ills fuel as utilized hi his steam boiler, and often ninety per cent, as used In his open fire-places: nature. In the animal system, utillzi substantially all. He produces light by candle, oil lamp or electricity, but sub lnlts to a loss of from one-fifth to more than nine-tenths of all his stock of available energy as heat; she, in the glow-worm and iire-lly, produces a lovelier light without waste measurable by our most delicate Instruments, lie throws aside as loss nine-tenths of his potential energy when attempting to develop 1uccl111nlc .il power; she Is vastly more economical. But In all eases her methods are radically different from Ids, though they arc us yet obscure. Nature coin cits available forms of energy Into precisely those olhoi forms which are needed for her pur poses, in exactly tho right quantity mid never wastes, as does invariably tho engineer, a large part of the Initial stock by the production of energies that she docs not yvunt and can not utilize. Sho goes directly to her goal. Why should not man? He hiio but to Imitate her processes. These •il. 1 free, WEAVER ATTACKED. TI10 llentirii!' HUH to AiiHwer lUiurtrcii of nu Atlanta I 'niHir. Waycross, Qa„ Sept, 20,—General Weaver inado his first speech iu Geor gin at this place today. A largo number of copies of tho Alnnta Journal, contuiu- lug n full pugo nrtlclo on Weaver's on- rcor In, Pciuskl, Tennessee, with nllldu- vlls to ills brutality and outrages while commander of tho post there wore distributed during tho morning. General "Weaver addressed tho chief portion of Ids spoeoU replying to Uie ,.1.TT.. .1 ..1 .1 ..11 . A GIRL SNAKE KILLER. Wlihu Stick anil Stone Kile Dottti-oyml l'-(vt- (Ni |>lH 'i'UcuilH. Clara Gretli, n fifteen-year-old girl, living with her parents on the outskirts of Rending Pa., who had some UirlU' iug experiences with rattlesnakes and copperheads last summer, was sitting on the frout steps tho other morning, when sho spied a big copperhead sun ring himself ou tho sloping bank opposite Uio house. Sho wns plucky and self-reliant, and without telling anybody she determined to kill it. Taking up a shovol from the coal shed, she ran over to tho bank, whore sho found tha'o copperheads in stead of 0110, aud they all shwocd light Sho quickly dispatched tyvo of thnm, but the third and largest ono rouentcil ly leaped at her. After n fchort struggle, however, sho succeeded in stretch' big it out dead with Its companions, says Uie ClncliinuU Commercial-G 11 BOttO. As soon ns she could recover her • » —.^.,.1 rt „. THE CIGARETTE EVIL. When tile 11 ill) 11 IH Cmrleil to Kxeusult I Kxti-cuicly llaril to llrenli. Considering what very poor tilings cigarettes are, it Is surprising thai they should bavo got such a hold ou the community. But, bad as they lire they are extremely fascinating. Tin uso of tlieiu when carried to excess becomes a habit Unit Is most ditlli-nll to break, whllo they aro so cheap and so coincident that it takes exceptional discretion to smoke them at all wltn out smoking them to n deleterious extent, says Harper's Weekly. Of course It is primarily because they are so cheap (hat they appeal so generally to boys; but evun with boys, win ought not to bo allowed to smoke at all, it is not so much Uio tobacco lr. tho cigarette that does tho mischief as the pestilent aud Insinuating practice of Inhaling ilio smoke. An ordinary boy of wholesome appetites won't smoke cigars or pipe tobueco enough to do him serious damage, even If lit can get them. Nor would tlie cigarettes he might smoke be so serious a menace to Ids welfare if he would only smoke them ns he would cigars. Tho troublo Is as soon as be gets used to cigarette smoking, ho begins to in bale tho smoke nnd presently Is fixed In a habit that plays mischief wlUi blm.. Whether anything besides tobacco goes Into ordinary cigarettes Is a much discussed question. The effect they sometimes produce on the brain Is so different from that produced by tobacco iu other forms as to favor the theory that many of them contain opium or volurlun; but this Uie manufacturers deny, usually asserting Unit such drugs uro too expensive to put into oheap cigarettes, even if It helped their marketable qualities. One thing besides tho tobneco obviously goes Into them, aud Unit Is tho paper, the fumes of which aro doubtless bad for tlie throat and lungs ns far us they go. Just at this time when Uie veteraus f the nation have been in such Joyous minion It is fitting that the contrast of i lie two great parties oil tile pension liieslloii be shown. The republican party was the party f the union when the union was in icril from democratic assaults. Republicans rejoiced when there was u union • ictnry, and the altitude of the repub- leau party lias been substantially In iiivor of the soldier during the twenty- even years that have elapsed since tho ivar closed. It was expressed by olonel Robert C lugcrsoll as follows; "And right here 1 want to lhank very soldier that fought to make il ree. Kvcry one, living nnd de-id. heroes are dead. They are at They sleep in the land they in-iilc under the (lag they rendered -lainless, under the solemn pines, the ad hemlocks, the tearful willows and he embracing vines. They sleep licnenth tlie shadow of the clouds, ca'v- ess alike of the sunlight or of storm, icli in tue wliidowless palace of res:. I'.arlh may run red with other wars hey are at peace. Iu the midst of ba r le, in the roar of conflict, they found he serenity of dentil. J have oue seutl- nent for the soldier living and dead— heors for tlie living and tears for th..lead." In answer to these burning and elo- pient words of Colonel lngersoll, what ins the democratic parly to offer? Tw nudidatcs who took no part iu the W 'ir or the union. Gri.ver Cleveland, who aid sneers for the living pensioners and etoes for Ihc pensions of the dead leroi's' widows. In common with thon- auds of other democrats the demo- atlc candidates believe the average Idler shouldered ids musket for the •money there was iu It," and that haying once been paid the nation's debt to is soldiers has been canceled. The mustering of this vast, host, Ih'.' iiiircbes to lho battlefields, the tierce ngageinenls, the frightful calm that i'alls ilke a pall upon the scenes of bloody carnage, the widespread sorro.v mil alllietioii that followed never seen have commanded their attention, OJ- ttpled their minds nor thrilled Uie.r ouls. No utterance, public or private, lias ever been preserved to indicate that either Cleveland or Stevenson ever thought of those dead heroes so •lympalhellcally referred to by the rent republican orator. There is a growing undercurrent ot belief that if Grover Cleveland Is elect il he will recommend and succeed In securing legislation that will repeal onie ot the present pension laws and lircvent all further legislation favorable to the union soldier. AU democrats, when not talking for publication, talk this way . All ttetuocratic statesmen give grudgingly and quibble over the annual expenditures for pensions. And yet, ignoring entirely the sentimental side of the question, the present ncuslon rolls, when all facts are considered, arc of comparatively small moment as rich and prosperous as the United Slates. fhe public debt, has been almost wlp- •d out and (he Interest ou our bonds has been faithfully paid. That was a 'gal and richleous debt to those who loaned freely their money In the dan; and doubtful days of civil war and tls attendant uncertainties. From nearly .liL-M,(i(ll),(l(l() In ISO", (he annual amount [itllil to these who held the bonds of the United Slates has dwindled to !f:47,- .')00,UtX> In 1801. No soldier, no patriot, has ever raised ills voice against tic discharge of this debt. But Is the debt to those who lost their lives, or who were wounded or maimed, or who contracted disease be which their usefulness has been lui paired and their days shortened, nnv less sacred, less binding or less Iniport- int lo maintain the integrity of the wvorninontI In twei.ty years we have paid nearly $2,000,000,000 of the principal of our national debt and .$2 .500,. 000,000 iu interest. During the sum • lime we have paid out only $1,;<IK) > 000,000 la pensions, or a trllle inure than half the amount paid in interest • in I he public debt. Here are some facts as to pensions and Interest on the national debt: Per Year Amount. Capita 1870 $157,(575,700 $-1 OS 1S80 152,5:1-1,741) 3 04 isoo M;i,o;io,t;io 2 :.'•> To Comfort mi Ilivilllil. Good 'Housekeeping: Look hopofrv never despairing. When requested to rend the new*, omit tho death list. Tell only tho pleasaut tidings; there Is no fear of forgetting tho evil. .-.I..,. i# ,,.„, ,„„et nftor liinvlmr tho Is thero really any need for alarm here? If a nation with :i8,000,000 population and $'10,000,000,000 of wealth yvns uot bowed down with a per capita charge for pensions nnd Interest on tlva public over ift, Is a nation of 05,(X)0,00.t population and ¥0:1,000,000,000 of wealth going headlong Into bankruptcy with tt per capita charge for precisely lho sumo purposes of a U'llio over t?2.25? Tito Press thinks not, All sensible, (mlriotlo citizens think not. There should bo no reckless legislation in this direction. Tho ordluary safeguiird.-j should not bo abolished, but tho veterans of tho war should bo fairly anil iustl.v treatiHl. Tho republican party

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