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PUBUflHXD KVKET SATURDAY —ax— W. W. BURDIOK. TERMS: 91.60 Per Tear, Strictly In Advance. The Bttt Advertising Medium to reach the four north-eastern counties. Ofllce Uouthweit Corner Lawler and Tlldt-n si- ADVERTISING RATES: j TIBE I 1 .„. I Jin. I 4 |„ | M C0 ,J M C J, ml W. N DuiiuiCK, KJit- r and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN APVANN VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1892. NUMBER 30. 1 wMc J week* ... 3 n-eek-i... 1 month .. S mnutMft. 8 mnutliv. 4 months., tyt.ir.... tl 00 1 Ml 2 00 * r« I 00 4 00 6 30 10 00 |1 Otf a in a DO » 7! t ao| G 8 onl la oo 5 nii| o 0 Olli 11 1.1 (Ml 18 Ol JIOOO 19 00 18 00 10 00 as oo .Tl 00 HI oo 80 00 llujlnifls cards not nci-wllng five line*. »5. r>l iHlviMtls-iiienta »t w Kn \ rntca Adiertlae- ! r, ii i , '! s,,r '"! 1 no spocKlo line will be mil, W,«vl mitt on ™>,l out an.- "harged {or ao- conlln-lr. All bills pnyabl.. quarterly FI8IIKK8 OF MEN. Rov. T. Do Witt Tnlmopo Unros Christians On to Work. Tiler Should Launch «1nt Into Deep WfttPl nnil S|ireail Their NVta Where Slu mill sinner* Do .Mont Abound. The following discourse was delivered in tlie Brooklyn tabernacle by Rev. T. I)o Witt Titltn'npe, f rom the text: I .iuinch out into tho (loop.— I .uko v., 4. Christ, stinting on the campaign of the world's conquest, was selecting his BtafT otlieers. There were plenty ol students with high foreheads, nnd white hands nnil intelligent faces, nnd refined tnstos, in Rome and Jerusalem. Clirist might have called into the apoKlleship twelve book-worms, or twelve rhetoricians, or twelve artists. Instead he takes a group of men who had never mode a speech, never taken a lesson in belles-letters, never been sick enough to make them look delicate— their hands broad, clumsy and luird- knuekled. He chose fishermen, anions other reasons. I think. b '-cause they were physically hardy. Rowing makes strong arms and stout chests. Much climbing of ratlines makes one's head steady. A Galilee tempest wrestled men into gymnasts. The opening work of the church was rough work. Christ did not wnnt twelve invalids hanging about Him, complaining; all the time how badly they felt. He leaves the delicate students at Jerusalem and Rome for their mothers and aunts to care for, anil goes down to the sea shore, and out of the toughest material makes im npostleship. The ministry need more corporeal vigor than any other class. Vino minds and good intentions are important, but there must be physical force to hack them. The intellectual mill-wheel may he well built and the grist good, but there must he. enough blood in the mill-race to turn the one to grind the other. He chose fishermen, also, because they were use to hard knocks. The man who can not stand assault is not fit for the ministry. It always has been and always will lie rough work; and the man who. at every censure or enri- eatnre, sits down to cry, had better be at some other work. It is no place for ecclesiastical doll-h ibies. A man who cannot preiiclilieeaii.su he has forgotten his manuscript or lost his spectacles, ought not to preach at all. Heaven deliver the church from a ministry that preach in kid gloves, and from sermons in black morocco covers! These fish- men were rough and ready. They had .been in the severest of all colleges. When they were knock over by tho main boom of the ship they entered the "Sophomore;" when washed oil! by a groat wave, they entered the "Junior;" when floating for two days, without foor or drink, on a plank, they came to the "Senior;" and when at last their ship dashed on the. beach in a midnight hurricane, they graduated with the first honor. My text finds Jesus on shipboard with one of these bronzed men—Simon by name. This fisherman had been sweeping his net in shoal water. "Push out," says Clirist, "what is the nso of hugging tho shore in this boat? Here is a lake twelve miles long And six wide, and it is all populated—just waiting for tho sweep of your not. Launch out into tho deep." Tho advice that my Lord gave to Simon is as appropriate for us all in a spiritual .seine. The fact is that most of us arc paddling along the shore. We aro afraid to venture out into the. great deeps of God and Christian experience. We think that the boat will bo up-set, or that we can not "clew down tho mizzen top sail," nnd our cowardice makes us poor fishermen. I think I hear tho voice of Christ commanding us, as Ilo did Simon, on that day whan bright Galileo set in among tho green hills of Palcstin, like water flashing in an emerald cup; "Launch out into tho deep." This Divine c ounsel comes, first, to all those who are paddling in tho margin of Bible research. My father read tho liiblo through three times iiiftor ho was eighty years of ago, and without spectacles; not for tho mere purpose of saying he had been through it so often, but for his eternal profit. John Colby, the brother-in-law of Daniel Webster, learned to read aftor he was eighty- four years of ago, In order that ho might become acquainted with tho Scriptures. There is no book in tho world that demands so much attention as the Hlble. Yet nine-tenths of Christian men get no more than -ankle-deep. They think it is a good sign not to venture too fur. They never a sit how or why, and if they seo some Christian becoming inquisitive about the deep things of God they say: "Be careful; you had better not go out so far from shore." My unswer is: Tho farther you go from shore the better, if you have tho right kind of ship, If you have more worldly philosophy for tho hulk, and pride for u sail, mid self-conceit for the helm, tho Hist squall will destroy you. Rut if you take the Biblo for your craft, tho farther you go tho better; and after yon lmvo gono ten thousand furlongs, Clirist will still command; "Launch out into tho deep." Ask some such question as "Who is God?" ami go on for ten years asking it. Ask It at tho gato of every parable; amidst the n.\oltomont of every miracle; by the solitavinesB of every patriarchal threshing-floor; amidst the white faces of Sennacherib's slain turned up into the moonlight; amidst the Hying eharloU . t the Golden city. Ask who Jesus is, and keep on asking It of every Biblo lily, of overy raven, of every star, of every craved brain cured, of every coin in flail's mouth, of every loaf that got to be five loaves, of every wratful sou pnollied, of every pulseless arm stretched forth in gratulutloniask it of His mother, of Augustus.of Uerod, oi the 8yropliosntelu,n woisivi, of the damsel that woke up from tho death- deep; of Joseph, who had Dim buried; of the angel posted as sentinel atil is tomb; of the dumb earth, that shook, and groaned, and thundered when Ho died. scoffed at, but finally believed in and saved." The liible maybe used to light the pipe of witticism by some, but for us it is a stuff in life, a pillow in death and our joy for eternity. Walk all up and down this liible domain; try every path. Plunge in at the prophecies nnd come out at *thc epistles, (lo with the patriarchs until you meet the evangelists. Rummage nnd ransack as children who are not satisfied when they come to a new house, until they know what is in every room, and into what every door opens. Open every jewel casket. Examine the skylights. Forever be asking questions. Tut to a higher use than was intended tho Oriental proverb: "Hold all the skirts of thy mantle extended when Heaven is raining gold." Passing from Iionn to Coblentz on the Rhine, tho scenery is comparatively tame. )\iiX from Coblent/. to Mayonce It is enchanting. You sit on deck, and feel ns if the last flash of beauty must exhaust the scene; but in a moment there is a turn of the river, which covers up the former view with more defiant castles, and bolder bluffs, vine- wreathed, and grapes so ripe that if the hills be touched they would bleed their rich lift; away into the bowls of liiugeu and Ilockhelincr. Here and there, there are streams of wnter melting Into the river like joys swallowed in the bosom of a great gladness. And when night begins to throw its black mantle over tho shoulder of the hills, and yon are approaching disembarkation nt Mayenco, the lights along the shore fairly bewitch the scene with their beauty, giving one a thrill that he feels hut once, yet that lasts him forever. So this river of God's word is not a straight stream, but a winding splendor—at every turn new wonders to attract, still riper vintage pressing to the brink, and crowded with castles i of strength (Stolzenfels and .lohunni .- borgcr as nothing compared with the strong tower into which the righteous run and are saved), ami our disembark- 1 ation at last, in the evening, amidst the lights that gleam from the shore of Heaven. Tl* trouble is that the vast majority of liible voyagers stop at Coblentz, where the chief glories begin. The sea of (tod's word is not like Oennesaret, twelve miles by six, but boundless, and in any one direction you can sail on forever. Why, then, confine yoursolf to ,i short psalm or to a few verses of an epistle? The largest fish are not near the shore. Hoist all sail to the winds of Heaven. Take hold of both oars and pull away. He like soino of the whalers that went out from New Redford or Portsmouth, to be gono for two or three years. Yea, calculate on a lifetime voyage. You do not want to land until you land in Heaven. Sail awny, oh ye mariners, for eternity! Launch out into the deep. Tho text is appropriate to nil Christians of shallow, experience. Doubts nnd fears have in our day been almost elected to tho parliament of Christian graces. Some consider it a bad sign not to have any doubts. Doubts and fears aro not signs of health, but festers and carbuncles. You have a valuable horse or farm. It is suggested that the title is not good. You employ counsel. You have the deeds examined. You search the record for mortgages, judgments and liens. Yon are not satisfied until you have a certificate signed by tho great seal of tho state, assuring you that tho title is good. Yet how many leave their title to llcavon an undoeidod matter! Why do yon not go to tho records and find out? Give yourself no rest, day nor night, until you can read yonr titlo clear to mansions in the skies. Christian character is to come up to higher standards. We have now to hunt through our library to find one Robert McChcyne, or one Edward Payson, or ono Harlan Page. The time will come when we will dud halt a dozen of them sitting in tho same seat with us. The grace of Ood enn make a great ileal bettor mon than those I have mentioned. Christians socm afraid they will get liotorodox by going too far. They do not boliovo in Christian perfection. There is no danger of your being perfect for some time yet. I will keep watch and give yon notice In time if you get too near perfection for tho safety of your thoology. One-half of yon Christians are simply stuck in tho mud. Why not out loose from everything but Ood? Give not to Him that formal petition made up of "O's"—"O Lord!" this, and "O Lord!" that. Whon people aro cold, nnd have nothing to say to Ood thoy strew their prayers with "O's?" and "Forever and ever, amen," and tilings to fill up. Toll God what you want, with tho feeling that llo is ready to give it, and believing that you will ra> ceivo, and you sholl have It. Shed that old prayor you havo boon making these ten yeara It is high time that you outgrow it. Throw it aBido with your old ledgers, and your old hats, and your old shoes. Tulto a review of your present wants, of you present sins, and of your present blessings. With a. sharp blade cut away you past half-and-half Christian life, and with' new dotor- mlnatiou, and now plans, and now ox pectations, launch out into the deep. Tho text is appropriate to all who are engaged in Christian work. Tho cUuroh of God has been fishing along tho shore. We set our net in a good, calm plaoo, and in sight of a fine chapel, and we go down every Sunday to nee if the fish have been wise enough to come into our not. Wo might learn' something from that boy with his hook and lino, lie throws his line from the brldgo; uo fish, lie sits down on a log; no fish, llo stands in tho sunlight and casts the line; but no fish. He goes up by tho mill-dam and stands behind tho bank, where the fish can not seo him.'iuid he hardly dropped the hook before tho cork goes under, Tho dsn come to him as fast ns ho can throw them ashore. In other words, in our Christian work, why do wo not go where the flsh are? It is not so easy to cutuh SOUIB in church, for thoy know that wo are trying to take them If you can throw yonr lino out into the world, v. hero they ure ntH oxBCfltinir »»' "'——"' that he docs not got into a draught of worhlliness, he is much mistaken. ! We have in our churches a great massof helpless, inane professors, who are doing nothing for themselves or for others, who want ns to stop nnd nurse them! They are so troubled with doubt us to whether they are Christians or not. The doubt is settled. They are not Christians. The best we can do with | these fish is to throw them back into the stream, and go after them again j with the Gospel net. 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel," says Christ; into the factory, the engine house, tho club-room, into the houses of the sick, into the dark lane, into the dump cellar, into the cold garret, into the dismal prison. I Let every man. woman ami child know that Jesus died, nnd tlint the gat", of Heaven is wide open. With the liible in one pocket and the hymn-book in an- 1 other pocket, and a loaf of bread under , your arm. launch out into the great, deep of this world's wretchedness. i The Rilile's promises join hands, and tlie circle they make will compass all ; your sins, and all your temptations, '. and all your sorrows. The round table of King Arthur nnd his knights bad , room for only thirteen banqueters; but the round table of God's supply is large enough for all the present inhabitants : of earth and Heaven to sit nt. and for I the still mightier populations that are yet to be. ; Do not sail coastwise along your old habits and old sins. Keep clear of the shore. Go out where the water is deepest. Oh. for the mid-sea of G.td's mercy! "Re it known unto yon, men J and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you forgiveness of sins," 1 preach it with as much confi- I deuce to the eighty-year-old t ran stressor as to the maiden. Though your sins were blood red, they shall be snow j white. Tin; more ragged the prodigal, ' the more compassionate the father, i Do yon say that you are too bad? The j high-water mark of God's pardon is j higher than all your transgressions. "The blood of Jesus Clirist cleanesth from all sin." Ho yt,.i say that your | heart is hard? Did you sav thrt your | iniquity is long continued*/ S'lpoose it were ten ten times longer? Do you say that your crimes are black? Suppose j that they were ten times blacker. Is there any lion t hat this Samson can not slay? Is there any fortress that thisCon- queror can not take? Is there any sin this Redeemer can not pinion? ' It is said that wlem Charleinngiie's host was overpowered by the three armies of the Saracens in the pass of Roneesvalles. his warrior, Roland, in terrible earnestness, seized a trumpet and blew il with such terrific stveiKfth that the opposing army reeled hack with terror; but at the third blast of ( tin: trumpet it broke in two. I see yonr soul fiercely assailed by all the powers of earth and hell. I put the mightier trumpet of the Gospel to my lips, itinl I blow it three times. Rlast the first— "Whosoever will, letliim come." Wast , the second—"Seek ye tin; Lord white | He may be found." liltist the third—j "Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation." Does not the host of your sins fall back? Hut the trumpet does not, like that, of Roland. | break in two. As it was luuvled down » to us from the lips of our fathers, we hand it down lo tin; lips of our children, aud them to sound it when wo are dead, that all tie? g 'aerations of men may know that our God is a pardoning God—a sympathetic God— a loving God; and that more to I lira thnn the anthems of Heaven, more to j Him than the throne on which He sits, ' moro to 11 i in than are the temples of celestial worship, is tlie joy of seeing the wanderer putting his hand on tho door-latch of His Father's house. Hear' it, all ye nations! llread for tho worst hunger. Medicine for the worst sick-1 ness. Light for the thickest darkness, i llnrbor for tho worst storm. j Dr. Prime, in his book of wonderful interest entitled "Around the World," | describes a tomb in India of marvelous architecture. Twenty thousand men! were twenty-two years in erecting that] and tho buildings around it. Standing in that tomb, If you speak or sing, after you havo ceased you hour the cello coming from a height of one hundred and fifty feet. It Is not like other echoes. Tho sound is drawn out in sweet prolongation, as though tho ungols of God were chanting on tho wing. How many souls in tho tomb of R'UI will lift up tho voice of penitence and prayer? If now thoy would cry unto God, the echo would drop from afsir-not from tho marble cupola of an earthly mausoleum, but sounding back from Ih .i warm heart of angels, Hying with the news; for there is joy among the angels of God ovor one sinner that rep nleth! 'CONDENSED NEWS. PERSONAL POINTS. Murat Ilalsteiid was 0U yours old last vveelc. Wlllliun Ulnolt has, it la said, taken Andrew Oiinicglu for tho model of n hero of a story lie is now writing. Mr. j llluelc was one of tuo party ou Mr. (Jni'iieglo's eoaoli on the journey to the highlands when Miss Mary Anderson was ouo of Ills follovf-pnsseugore, Oliurlcs W. Fruiuleavoll 1ms boon selected by tho widow mid daughter of rutrlulc Gllmoro us leader nud business mauuger of Uio famous bund. Ho wns bom lu Boston In 1853. In Boston, a fow yours ago, they HpoUo of "Billy" Russell ns tho sou ol tho Hon, Oluu'lea Tluiodoro Russell, but uow thoy alludo to Uio Hou. Chtirlos TUeodoro us Urn "father of tho governor." PUOll-ISCIC BRUTE. Churley MltcItoU tltu I'lichtor Qut» luto Triii 1 ' 1 '" Apaches in Arizona toko tho warpath. •Wyoming democrats and populists fuse. Bunk robbers at Roslyn, Wash., do .1 ?10,0OO Job. A saloon fight In Litchfield, Minn., resulted In murder. Bunk attaches aro arrested at Knn- MIS City for embezzlement. P. S. Gilmoro, tho famous band leader, died in St. LOUIB Saturday. Tho Colored Men's National Protective association Indorses free trade. Tho American Typo Founders company, u tnust, hns $l),O0O,00O capital. Cholera disappears completely hi Now York, but is worso than ever hi Berlin. Three horses were klUed and their jockeys wcro Injured at Uio Grave- i Rend races. A St. Paul peddler committed suicldo mid carries a terrible secret with hhn to tho grave. A new mul very destructive) wheat pest called tlio frit fly Is discovered iu Northern Minnesota. Chicago and Minnesota cricketers piny n giimo In St. Paul, Uio Chicago uieu winning by ono run. Populists of Connecticut held a eon- 1 venUon at New Hiiveu Saturday, and nominated a full state ticket. Gen. John Pope, ono of the Union coiiiinauders in the war of tho rebellion, died at Sandusky, Ohio. The seaport town of Buctonche, N. B., was dititroycd by the Thursday. Tho loss will exceed $120,000. Mrs. Margaret Blckerw, of Kansas, was elected president of the Woman's Relief: corps in Washington Friday. The Imperial mill mid elevator nt Dtiluth Iris contracted for tin addition to Its buildings that will cost $350,000. Tho wrecked whnlobnck steamer Wetmore, Is going to pieces ou the Oregon const with several mon on board. Tho duke of Sutherland is dead. Ilo was best known on account of his immoralities wldch ho took no pnlnB to conceal. Extra sanitary precnuUons nre being taken on the Klbo iu order to prevent cholera becoming epidemic outside of Hamburg. The destruction by fire of tiie Union School Manufacturing company's works nt Rattle Crock, Mich., caused it loss of $".50,000. Col. Strentor and other military officers aro indicted In Pittsburgh for assault ntul battery In tho easo of Private lams. Gen. A. G. Welsscit of Milwaukee, is elected couunander-ln-cliiof and Col. It. 11. 'Warlleld senior commander of tho G. A. R. Mrs. l'llizabc-Ui Stmitou lias just died in Center county, Pa., nt Uio age of 117. Sho was born iu Lancaster county, Pn., hi 1T75. Judge William Sherwood of Uio common pleas court, at Cleveland, died Friday morning from tho effects of a surgical operation. Tho American Land nnd Irrigating Canal company Is Incorporated in Denver. It will operate in Moutauii and other far Western states. An agreement has been reached between the grnnlto cutters and their employers In Vermont after a strlko that has lusted llvo months. Ed Eminerson, aged 17, stubbed nnd killed Charles HogenUuUI tit Fulton, Kan., Friday. The murder was tiia sequel to a light about a girl. O. H. Hogue, an American inerehnnt of Monterey, Mox., has been expelled from tho republic for crlUelsliig tho administration of President l»luz. OIHclals sent by tho Russian government to Investigate a cholera outbreak iu a Polish province aro attacked by the deluded people, causing a riot. Tho balance wheel of a corn sheller ho wns feeding butst aud iv piece of tho metal struck nnd killed a son of Antonio Biuuugarluer, of Frccport, 111. Owing to radical discontent aud Uio hostile attitude of Scotch liberals, Gladstone's government is reported likely to full at Iho opening of parliament. Tho United Slates circuit court of appeals in St. Paul decides u caso involving $20,(100,000 concerning Uio Omaha and Denvor water works systems. Woman suffragists nominate Mrs. Victoria Woodhull Martin for president of tho United States and Mrs. Mary L. Stow of CiUlfornia, for vice-president. It is reported Uint two members of Uio Bismarck family havo resigned their tirmy posts because of Uio Emperor's language toward Uio ox-chancellor. Berlin people aro taking special pains to purify Uio water of tho Sprcv before using it, ns Uio spread of cholera ia attributed to Uio filthy oondiUon of Uio river. Harold Boekwlth, son of a millionaire of Cass City, Mioli., committed suicldo by drowning himself In a bathtub owlug to despoudenoy brought on by drink. Hmpomr AVUllam's new army bill Is meeting with vigorous opposition in preliminary conferences with tho Gor- nmu states, especially as to tho flimu clnl scheme. Tho last weekly statement of Uio Now York hauks shows a roiervo lit- arenso of $171,600. The banks now hold $5,001,070 in excess of Uio lift per cent. rule. The truiisnortaUon of Uie r'ormaU' ula's passengers from Qiur»p Lo W to Now York begun Saturday morning. VaHseiiKors from • • vlolenco to a number of vagrants who are confined In tho jail there. J. H. Wlckes, prestduut of tho Wlckes Refrigorator company of Now York, fell from a si >cond-8tory window of a resort on Monroe n venue, Detroit, Friday ulght, and broke his neck. The delegates of Uio Socialistic Labor party of New York has placed In tho ileld n full municipal Ucket. Alexander Jones, editor of Uio Volks Zolt- ung, is Uiclr candidate for mayor. Ten thotmiuid dollars was received at Homestead Saturday from the Amalgamated association to be distributed unong Uie locked-out men formerly In the employ of tho Carnegie company. Ryder, formerly American consul at Copenhagen, who iB under arrest for frauds connected with Uio ndmlulstra- tlon of estates entrusted to him In ills official capacity, has been held to await trial. Tho national ciimp of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, in annual session at Lebanou, Pa., hns passed an amendment to its national constitution to clludnato tho word "white" from Its constitution. Tho presbyter}' of Cincinnati lias decided by a large majority to put on trial for heretical teaching ono of ltn members, Prof. Ileury P. SmiUi. of the Lime theological seminary. The trial will begin Oct. 5. Four negroes and one white man were whipped at New CasUe, Del., Saturday, lu Uie presence of about 300 spectators, including a few curious visitors from Philadelphia, Chester, New York aud Baltimore. C. 10. TiUhighiist of Clevohmd hns been electeil president and B. 11. Stahl of St. Paul vice-president of Uio Life Underwriters' convention which met In New York. The next convention will lie held in Cleveland, Ohio. A gambler named J. 11. Kelly, residing at Twentieth and Larimer istroots, Saturday morning shot and instantly killed his mistress, and ilien blew his bruins out. Jealousy is sup posed to have been the cause. The Yellow river of Clilna, which caused such terrible devastation to property mid the loss of thousands upon thousands of lives, lias again overflowed Its blinks. Twelve towns have been Inundated and many lives lost. According to Poultney Bigclow, the German emperor's yacht Meteor will not bo entered in Uio race for the American cup. Mr. Bigclow states Hint the emperor assured him Unit he had no idea of entering the Meteor. Lubotichere radicals and Scotch liberals are now In the mood to demand that Gladstone shelvo home rule with resolutions until other reform measures are passed, and the Grand Old Man Is Inclined to havo home rule or uoUi- Hig. Tho liverymen of Chicago have formed u trust, and have put Uio price of carriages during the world's fair do dlcntory parade at ¥"2 per day. I'I»J directors havo been compelled to accept the price, and Uie outiny for Oct. 21 will bu $10,000. Tho application for bail presented by Hugh O'Donuoll, Uio Homestead striker, who is In Jail on a charge of murder hi connection wlUi tho recent riots, was refused Saturday morning, and O'Dcimell will have to remain in Jail iinlii his trial begins. Albert l.uvat was scalded to douUi by ft Jet of steam escaping from the boiler of the steamboat Lou Cuni- miiigs, lying near Charlevoix, Mich. Ilo w;.s found under Uio forward hatch literally cooked, and when removed Iho llesh and bones fell to pieces. The cholera, pctire hns stopped the Importation of rags for paper manufactories, which draw about 75 per cent, of Uielr supply from abroad. The consequence will bo a material advance lu nearly all kinds of paper, the main exception being the grade used lot- newspapers, which Is for the most part niailo from wood pulp. -1 rp < FREE METHODISTS ICultl .Made on the lloya ol Orihlitiftli ut 'I'hvli Convention. Oshkosh, Sept. 29.—Tho state conference of Uio Freo Mothodist denomination met lu tills city yesterday, with Bishop 10. P. Hart hi Uie chair. Only routine business was U'auKiiotcd. A fetation comiiiltteo was appointed consisting of Bishop 13. I*. Hart, Rev. W G. Hummer. Rev. L. B. Webb, O. V. Davis and A. Turner. The dutieB of Uio station committee aro to name the pastors of tho state for Uie eu- sulug year. Last; evening Bishop II.in delivered ou address at Uio Kim street church mid Kev. A. L. Whiteo.iib ,il Uio First church. This inoruiug the reports of tho pastel's of tho various churches wore rendered aud presiding elders were elected. This afternoon the first report of Iho station committee was read. Tli* Wrong Side ol Fifty. lUtdor, have yon pitted tho meridian of lilt! Are your Jo lata gettlug stiff, jour mutolea acd tluewi loaluu tholr elaetlcltrr Ara yon trouUI.'d with lumbago! Are you, in ahort, iu dally or oc- c.t.tonal receipt of any of tlioae adtnouUlout which nature gives to remind peoula that iln'y ure tf iwlug old! 11 ao, try a couraaof Uaaie ter'e B uiuach lllltert, a moat genial and agrwalilt mhl|;attir of lbs luilruilllot of age, a rapid pro motor of couvateacouce, aud an effectual mrnm of couuloracllug bodily decay. Uood dige-nun, suuud nleep, a hearty appetite, fruedora fiom rlieumauo twlugei,aru auoug tho boniuo fruiu dial aprtng from lite regular uhd p,>r«fnuuii u v ot this Huparb tunlo and corrective which lea rv ceivvd the ui>t|iia)IHed aauctluu of luullut (itttcrutty. Uive it the lair trial luai il dtsw iv. a, and you will ha grateful {or lulu idv.w. SEWING MACHINE NOVELTY. A Nou llovlco Which !*r»uucna thu Kin. hrohifu'y KtUeh. A novelty lu sowing machines hits j beenjnp'oduced bv uu BIUJI~I^' ^ George Tichnor Curtis Utterly Repudiates the Chicago Tariff Plank. Though a Democrat He Can'L Stand Such a Rank Declaration. He Cannot, He Says Unlearn the Lessons of His Whole Life. To the ICdlinr of tho American Kei>i> omist: Iu common with many other democrats 1 cannot, follow the lcadcs of tho party In denouncing republic}]', protection as a fraud upon tho labor of tlie great majority of the American, people lor (lie lienelil of a few; nor can i subscribe to the doctrine that a protective tariff is unconstitutional. 1 have uo pecuniary interest !ii manufactures, but 1 know what protection lias done and is doing for this country. If il operates for the lienelil of n few, 1 am not. one of that fow. 1 tun one of the iiuiuy; one of the great majority beno- lited by it, including those who Jo uounce it for the sake of obtaining political power. If the leaders of a' political party assemble in national convention for t'„" purpose of nominating candidates I'M- the presidency mid vice-presidency choose lo stultify themselves by falsifying history, they cannot expect to lie allowed by others who have any habits' of independent thought and actio'!.. I'lio leading pundits who were Intel} assembled at Chicago in national convention of tlie democratic pnrly, udopi ed by n two-thirds vote and against I he report of tlie committee on resolutions, the following as si plank in the' demo.•ratio platform. "We denounce republican protection as a fraud upon the labor of the great majority of the American people lor ilie I enelil. of a law. We declare 11 lo he a fundainenlal principle of tbe lciiioeriitlc parly that, the federal gov 'I'nni nt has no constitutional power to impose of revenue only. We demand lliilt the collection of such luxes be limited to the necessities of (lie government when honestly and ecououiicilly administered." In drafting and voting for this resolu tiou the members either showed dens • Ignorance of American political history or they manifested a purpose to wit 1 , votes by deceiving the voters. 1 cannot, at tlie bidding of these gentlemen, unlearn the lessons of my whole life. The greater part of my long life has Oecu In the study of American political History and constitutional law. If 1 auiiot claim to be an authority on such subjects, 1 can point out to others the true sources from which to devis" Interpretations of the constitution. Those sources are not to bo found wi rvcent congressional speeches, whether made by members of one party or another. They ure to bo found In the lutcrpit-ations given to the constitution by tlie first congroj-s, by Washington's nilmliilstration, aud by the sue ceding administrations of Jefferson. Madison, John Quliicy Adams mul lackson. I have been requested by the sere tary of the American Protective Tariff league to give my views of the pro tecllve Issue, as It hns been made b;, the two parlies in the present earn liulgu. This I shall do In a eouuuunicu Hon addressed to hhu, of which he will make such use as ho sees tit. I inn sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. Tlcknor Curtis, Rlchllcld Springs, Sept. 10. AMERICA VS. EUROPE. An UlilHlrullon Sliovvlui; lor Whom lilt' Dcniorrntri nre Wortolng. Ail illustration of the kind of competition which American Industries have to meet, and of tho frauds to which consumers In this country are exposed when dependent upon foreign work, discloses nt the same time the conviction of foreign uuinufaeltirers regarding the tariff on tin-plates. It Is unite unnecessary to say that tho lini'd-hcnd- ed Welshmen do.not cheat, themselves with Uie ideas which free trade news papers in this country urelcml to on tei'lain. The Metal Worker, n trade journal conducted by tho publisher of Tho Iron Age, explains clearly why it Is that American consumers of tin-plates have Imd occasion for some months past to llud so much fault with consignments front abroad. Not only Is the quality changed, so that In answer to onto'S for plates of a certain grada an In fcrlor gnulo with the accustomed brands Is often sent, but tluro Is dii- rtlierato fraud In the weight. The Metal Worker snys: Wo have ) efovo us a letter dated in Wales, lu which the proposition is inntle to mlucu the weight of ono of tho guaranteed tenuis from 120 pounds to the box to 108 pounds, and to ro- ilixo Its quality In other particulars as well. "In this way," says tho inauii- ftioturer, "wo could reduce tho price" so much; "and as wo are gradually to loso the trade, wo may ns woll uuppl.v tho cheaper iimdu of plates while we can." This mnimftiotui'or does not fool himself with Uio notion that American plates ^nu novor be produced under tho now tariff— Ki »-i' very small percentage of the plates that aro ut. present being imported are of tlie Ught-wc ight variety. The Welsh manufacturer docs not care whether he defrauds the importer or dealer or the American consumer, if only he can keep hold of the American market until the election of Cleveland and a democratic congress brings a repeal of the tin-plate duty, lie Imagines that the large contributions which the democratic party lias re celved and will receive from foreign manufacturers will sutlice to overthrow the American national policy and to secure a democratic victory. If ho can hold on until his funds have borne fruit in a congress mid ;t president devoted to his interests, he can then repay himself nt his leisure for nil losses. In precisely the same way foreign maimfacturei 'S of many kinds of wool­ len and cotton goods are now lighting to hold tho American market by fraudulent devices more audacious and dishonest than any heretofore attempted. Qualities of goods lire complete!) changed, even many of which have long borne an honorable reputation. The worst material is used instead of the besi, weights are fraudulently altered, and in countless oilier ways the iiniiiufuelurery contrive to send hither goods which can bo sold us cheaply, and which bear tho sniuo marks and protend to be of the same quality ns vvcllUnowu goods formerly sold here at the same prices at which the genuine articles were sold before the new duties were imposed. The Government may have something to do In this mutter, ami the proper otlieers of the customs si nice will not be slow to protect American consumer* tigalnsl fraud uheieier they properly can. Tho new adininl.iuathe law gives them lnrgel} Increased power to that end, and for Ihitl reason it Is constantly denounced by a class of Importers whose profits lepend upon the success of fraud. A democratic administration, It is linnet essary to say, would tlnil ollicials who would be careful not lo embarrass large contributors lo democratic funds. But the people will have something to say. It Is for them to decide whether mi net which is transferring rent Industries to this country shah ne repealed or l'riiiiduhinly defeated by thu selection of ollicials who arc lu league with importers. If il is not their choice to be cheated by foreign liiumiiu.uurers, Instead of buying goods which tlie sharp competition of American producers will compel each to furnish, in quality nnd lu weight, according lo the expectation of buyers, the} Know how to protect themselves by republican votes. PECK'S FIGURES. I 'lic} Were u Very llisitgi-t-culttt' Siirpi-lst', lltil l'licy A l-;mii-»'ty Cori-ccl. j I Albany, Sept. 2tl.—Labor Commissioner l'eck intends to make Uilngs lively for those who have questioned l he correctness of the llgiircs lu his now fniiK -us report. When asked us to tho truth' of the statement that lie had burned or caused to be destroyed the individual reports from which his report was compiled, he said: "Tho papers have not been and will not be destroyed, but Mr. Anderson and the other mugwumps, or mul snappers, as they culled themselves, will not get tlieiu. 1 obtained most ot those reports on my personal pledge that no mimes should bo disclosed. "1 cc-uld not have obtained the ilnUi otherwise ns the law does not give mo power to require facts concerning any mail's private business. The smile rule holds goud in all the suites where llii-re are statistical bureaus and also iu obtaining ligurcs for the Uuited States census. "in Massachusetts it is by statute made a misdemeanor to reveal such facts. 1 wrote personal loiters to thousands of uiuuufitctitrcrs who had refused to sc-nil ligurcs asked for In my circular nnd on my promise to keep their names secret they Intrusted mo with the facts. 1 will not break my plighted word, no matter what will bu the consequences. 1 will go to jull llrst. "As to the correctness of my Ugures themselves they wcro a surprise—disagreeable if you will, but a surprise— lo inc. 1 hud expected It to bo all Uie oilier way, and the tirst tabulation on Uio silk industry wns our way, hut iiiiic-teutlis of the others, both Individually and by trades, showed huge Increases Iu both production uud Uio wages puid. "It wns tho most searching investigation ever made lu tills state, and the Ugures published uio correct. Thoy aro born out by Uioso obtulued by Commissioner Wudlln, of Massachusetts, nud by Commissioner Pculo, of Indiana, who Is a staunch Democrat. He, like myself, begun Uio investigation in Uio expectation of obtaining different results. "1 worked ou tho Uuo of fuots obtained from iminufnoiurcrs, while he. took Uioso obtained from tho workmen themselves, yet our ligurcs coincided oxactly." RIGHT AT HOME. .Uutlltiou'a Democratic Council l''oruuit to Ailvunct) Willi"''. Wisconsin Stnto Journal: Democrats In Wisconsin who uro wondering whether tho report of Labor Commissioner l'eck 1B true should bear in mind Iho fact Unit the uuiiniiuons report of tho seuato Investigation cbiuniltteo sub- stanlhited everything Mr. Peck's re port snlit. More than that, Uio report of the democratic labor cununlsslonei' of Wisconsin will toll tho ssuuo story of Increases in \Yojjea^__af-c»mi»itt paid, and ?2 a day is demanded for short time jobs. But democrats say "scarcity of men does it not protection." But what causes the scarcity of men? It is increased Industrial activity and increased production of wealth, which protection to home Industry brings. TIN PLATE. It* Mumir,iftarc In This Country (in KKIIIII- II-IH -,1 rait. It Is no longer to be denied .that the manufacture of tin plate Is successfully established here, and for a new Industry its progress has been remarkable. The Huston company of Cincinnati, according to the 't'imes-Stiir ot (hut city, has received what is probably the largest order thus far given for American tin plate. It is for 3,000 boxes L. C. bright coke tin plate, llx 20, mid 1,000 boxes of the same quality 20x28, suitable for the manufacture of inns. Tho plate is to be manufactured at. F.lwcod, lnd.. mid will require u train ot 2(i cars to transport it to Chicago, where the firm ordering it does business. The manufacture on such n large scale must give employment to a great ninny hands. GENERAL PROSPERITY. Coltl Fnrt* I-'ouiul lit l>timi'>* Commercial Iteport. The commercial agency of II. G. Dunn & Co. adds its testimony to tho general evidence of the prosperity of American mniinfr.ctures, by saying lu Its weekly report: "Manufacturers In this country have never booi In better condition on the whole than that which reports now indicate. All textile branches nre producing more mid consuming more material than ever, mid the demand hns rarely pressed so closely on the supply. Most woolen mills nre running night aud day to meet orders, nud cotton mills are crowded, while slocks of goods In sight ure phenomenally low. It is enough to say of the woolen manufacture that sales nt the three chief markets since the middle of May have been 10I,-IK!,000 pounds of wool against Kl.OOo.OOO lust year, mi Increase of 25.S per cent." POWDEBLY A REPUBLICAN. rlie lleneral Muslcr Woi-lulluii Onltot Slum! I .it-vrluntl. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 2(>.—General Master Workman Piwderly, of the Knights of Labor, and Chnuncey F. Black, president of the Stale League ol Deinocrails clubs, met ut the Delaware & Hudson railroad depot in Hyde Park this morning. Powderly said: Can you tell mo where Cleveland stands on the tariff 7" Mr. Black replied: "That's more Hum I can tell, although If you asked mo where 1 stood I Would be able to tell you." "I tell you," said Powderly. "I used to admire that limit, but since his meddlesome Interference wiUi the silver question 1 have lost eoniidoneo hi hhn. \s between the Republican and Democratic pintles, I am a republican this time." Powderly bus always been u democrat. MEN WHO STARE. Tho llumly Strtwt Corner Onco Again Their Mumping lii-.iiiuil. A very pretty girl, who, according to Uio Philadelphia Times, Is ns modest us sho is lovely, was retailing a little grievance which, upon Investigation, proves to be universal among young nud pretty women, namely, tile rude staring Indulged hi by men who apparently have no business, us they nre always on tho street and always engaged in Uio samo embnrassing pursuit. Suid this llttlo woman: "The way some men look at you Is a positive insult, even though they never open their Hps. Of course a woman likes to be admired, but there nre ways of showirg Unit a woman is attractive without leering at her until sho wishes Iho ground would open and let her sink out of sight of thoso bold eyes. Gentlemen never do such things; it Is only Unit typo of man lingers on tho street comers or makes It bis business to walk up nnd down tho principal thorouglifnrcs just to gaze at tho wo men. 1 luito to piss a hotel, for tiiero aro always nt least hitif a dozen men lounging about Unit not only look at you us though you were it wild anhiinl, but have no scruples about making remarks that aro perfectly audible to the poor llttlo promeuader, who looks so conscious iu consequence Unit tiiey become highly elated thereat, and Uiluk, of course, Uioy have made a great impression; yet If they only know how women dlsplsed men of tiiolr calibre they would not put ou such a chossycat grin every time a girl looms iu sight that Is not cross-eyed or positively ugly. Just now tho streets are full of actors of an Inferior quality, men of positions and other Idlers, who think It groat sport to leer at every woman who pusses by. I suppose there will always bo somo sort of an annoynnco for women in this world, but Uiis one, Uiough potty, Is really tho most aggravating, for there, is uo redress." STRONG FOR IRELAND. Cluttmcoy Uopew Mukca u Statouiont Tluit la cupllul lor uliulutonc. Now York, Oct. 4.—Tho Kvoulng Telegram has this: Olio of tho most extraordinary stateineuta ; by Mr. Gladstone hi his remarkable homo rule reply to iho duke of Argylo la his declaration that "a geniloiiiiiu behaudmr

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