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flu fosiviUeglmew. 1TBLI3HE: SVERY SATURDAY _u _ W. It. BUBDIOK. TERMS: 11.00 Per Year, Strictly la Advance. Thr Best Advertising Medium to r the four north-eastern fu»»li-.> OIBca Southweal Comer Lawler «ud I'll., COLUMHUS' CAKKKiW ADVBhTISIKa RATIOS: W N IIUHDIRK Klit r unit Pioprt lor. VOL. XX. INOKPENUKNUK OMlt POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MOllAI. HI'TDK. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATUIII)AY.SOCTOB K R 15, I8H2. 'I'KHMK : Shall. IF I 'Ain IN AUVA N NUMBE I? 31. 1 week .. Iweek* ., 8 week-i , 1 month S month* 8 month* i monthi 1 yp-ir fl 01 a no s us a oo i oo B .',0 10 00 'I '11. 4 II. r 11 M> «l *1 i 00 2 t» » r:p .') "a 8 111 8 Ik' S 'HI 7 >l lo p.. » 75 « r. 9 »; la oo 4 .V) 9 INI 11 ,V 17 0" 0 J.', II '.'•' in on 2: oo 8 Ofl :.'> no an on K-J (vi IS 00 IB 0' SO CO 4.'. (Kl I 0 '«J 'A o-l I'J no » no »i m r*i iv NO oo I lliMlnim cnrtM not exccliiiK five lln™, tv I,; t*l adveitlsi -mi-nln nt 1 ,'K.il rntes Artvfrllwv ments IIIHITINI with no specific time tv III b, null Mie.t urn UnWI out nm' 'lini- K1) il for nc oor,lln,;lj. All bills pi j „l,l q,m, !( . r |, Rov. T. DoWltt Tnlmapro Viowa It from a Religious Standpoint. Tim firrilt Niivl|>iilcir'H Lite Tincln-e Some Valuable l.rft*tutl>«. rrliirlpul Amunir Wlilrli Is Klitnl- lli'Mii or 1'iirpnni'. Tlii' following discourse, delivered in tin' Kronklyn tabernacle, uni Ucv. 'I'. Di -Witt Tulmngc's contribution In tin" religious observances in connection Willi the Columbian celebration. Hit text was: Lift n;> thinoi-ycn westward.—l ).'Ut. til., -7. So (Joel said to Moses in Bible times will w Me said to Christoforo Colombo, thf sun of u wool-comber, of Genoa. re lliiin four hundred years ago. Tin" nations lniil been looking ehictly toward tin- oast. The sculpture of the world, Ilic architecture of the world, tin- lnws of tin- world, tin- philosophy of lln? world, the civilization of tho world, llio ri 'litrion of tin- world rami' from tin' east, lint, while Columbus, , as his rianu' was called after it was Latinized, slood studying maps and j examining nloht's mill reading cosmo- j grnphy, (inil said to him: "Lift up tliini' . eyes toward the west." Tin' fart was it must have seemed In Colinnhiis a very Inp-siiU 'il world, Like near! with one wheel, like a si'issors with ono liladi', like a sack iin one side of a sack on the other Here was a hridi' of bridegroom. W'hi'n d unytiling IK' dors !<• iiiat«'s tin" ollirr hli'Trd sonirlimrs to lonr. tint < tin I h 'i-iUiM' IU' has 'dint! ramcl sidr to halanrr il. ttit* world with in Hod innlcrs a half not sto[i thi'rr. half. \\V ;.n-all Iravr Ihimrs only half nrvrr stops half \'.ay IntrrcNt to the voyage, on the twentieth day nut, ti violent storm sweeps the sen, and the Atlantic oeran tries what it etui do with the Siwla Maria. the Pinla and the Nina. Some of yon know soniethinfT of what a sra ran do with tlie I'mliria, the Majestic, the Tentonie and the City of I'aris, ninl yon must imiiffine \v)int the orean eonld do with those three small ships of olden time. Yon may j ml Re what the mean was then hy what it is now; it has never ehanped its habits. H ran Mnile lilce the morning, but often it. is the nrelmnirel of wrnth, and ils most rol- lieltinir fun is a shipwreck. The mutinous crew would have killed Columbus had it not been for the fjenenil opinion on shipboard that he was the only one Hint could take them back home in safety. The promise of n, silk waistcoat and forty dollars in money to the uuiu who should first discover land appeased them somewhat, but the indignation and blasphemy ami threats of assassination must have lieenawful. Yet (hid sustained the great sailor commanding the Santa Maria. Kvery evening oil .shipboard they had prayers and sung and a v, -per hymn. Hut after all the patience of those on board the ships had been exhausted and the great captain or admiral had been cursed by every anathema that human lips could frame, one night a sailor saw a light moving along tin; shore, and then moving up and down, and then disappearing. on Friday morning at 'J o'clock, just long enough after Thursday to make it sure that it was Kridny and to give another blow at the world 's idea of unlucky days—on Kridny morning. Octo- tin 1 time ;ind the power ti> go all the way. 1 do not wonder thai Columbus uas not satisfied uithhalf aworld, and MI he went inlincl the other half. The pieces of carved wood that were Moated to the shores of Kurope by a w rsterl.v gale, and two dead human fares, unlike anything he had seen before, likewise lloated fi 'niii the wist, were to him the voire o!' (iod, saying: "Lift up thine r\'rs b i\\ ard thr west." Hut tile World tin it. as now. had plrutvnf Can't-be- .1. 'Ili 'S. That is v\ hat keeps individuals back and enterprises back and the church back, and uuttous bad;—ignominious and dishea''telling cairt-bi'-dones. Old navigators said to young Coliiiiilui.-,, "It can't be done."' The republic of (ienoa sai,I: "It can't be done." Alphonso V. said: "It can't be done." A committee nil maritime affairs, to whom the subject was submitted, declared: "It can't In' done." Venctia ns said: "It can't be done." lint lhe father of Columbus' v/ife diet'., leavinghis wife a large number of sea charts and maps, and as if to condemn the slur that different ages put upon innthers-iii-law, the mnUier- in-law of Columbus gave him the navigator's materials, tint of which he ciphered America. After awhile the story oT this poor but ambitious Columbus reaches the ear of Queen Isabella, and .-he pays eighty dollars to buy him a decent suit of clothes, so that he may be fit to up- p 'ar before royalty. The interview in '.lie p.,lace was successful Mnney in, aril was borrnwei! to lit, out the expedition. There they nve, the three ships, in the gulf of Cadiz, Spain. If you ask me. which have been the most famous bouts of the world. 1 would say, first. Noah's ship, that wharfed on Mount Ararat; second, the boat of bub rushes, in which Moses floated the Nile: third, the Mayflower, that put out from rlymouth with the I'ilgrim Anthers: and now these three vessels that on this, tin' Friday morning, August SI. H!':J, tire rocking on the ripples. I am glad it is Friday, so that, the prows of thoM' throe ships shall first all run down the superstition that tilings begun or voyage started on Friday must necessarily prove disastrous. Show me any Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday or Saturday that ever accomplished as much as this expedition that started on Friday. With the idea that there will be perils connected with the expedition, the sacrament of the f/iird's supper is administered. Do not forget that this voyage was begun under religion.* auspices. There is the Santa Maria, only ninety feet long, with four masts and eight anchors. The captain walking the deck is fifty-seven old, his hair white: for at thirt3'-five he was gray, and his face is round, his nose acpiilline, and his stature a little taller than the average. I know from his decided step and the set of his jaw that he is a determined man. That is Capt. Christopher Columbus. Near by, but far eninigii olV not. to run into each otli- er, are the smaller ships, the I'liitit and the Nina, about large enough ami safe enough to cross the Hudson river or the Thames in good weather. There are two doctors in this fleet of ships, and a few landsmen, adventurers who are ready to risk their necks in a wild expedition. There are enough provisions for a year. "Capt. Christopher Columbus, where are you sailing for?" "I do not know." "How long before you will get there?" "I can not say." "AH ashore that nro going," is heard, uud those who wish to remain go to tho land. Now the anchors of the three ships are being weighed and the ratlines begin to rattle ami the sails to manners l.aud. All the fniiivs of ir- religion and abomination that have cursed nlher parts of the world will land here—ves, they have a 1 ready landed and they wili wrangle for the possession of this hemisphere, and they will make great headway and feci thcms'lves almost established. Mill <!od will not forget the prophesies which encouraged Columbus about the "ends of the earth seeing the salvation of (iod," nor the Christsan millieiii which Columbus led on the morning of the I'Jtli of October, 1402, on the coast of San Salvador, fdke that llock of land birds which met the Santa Maria and the 1'intn. anil the Nina far mil at sea, indicating to the commanders of that Heel that, they were approaching some country, so a whole thick of promises and hopes, golden-winged and songful, this morning alight around us, assuring us that we are approaching tlui glorious period of American evangelization. A Divine influence will yet sweep the continent, that will make iniquity drop like slack lime, and in Ice the most bkitaut. infidelity deelai e il was only joking when it said the Hible said it was not true, and the worst atheism announce that, it always .I!,I believe in the (Iod of nations. I,el others call for requiem and dead march, I call for (ieorge Frederick Handel's hallelujah chorus. There has been much taIk of lateabonl enin- ('ONI)ENSF.I) NEVVS.!"'^ , ' ,,f, » ,,1 ' ! < , '»* f( ' ,lOT,ll it lias muniratiou with other world has I'IIIIH' so ni'iir \ sec its canals, and hoped that i.y signals a we may communicate stars. Ail. thai will not In Ma •an been ler il while .villi other (i issible inn 111.I sails to unfurl. The wind is dead east, and it does not take long to get out to sea,. In a. few hours, the ud von hirers wish they lind not started. Tho ships begin to roll and pitch. Oh, It Is such a delightful sensation for landsmen! They began to bother Capt. Columbus wllh questions. They want to know what ho thinks of the weather. They wunt to know when he thinks he will probably get there. Kvory lime when he stands taking observations of the sun with an astrolabe they wonder what he sees, mid ask raiirj questions. Tho crew ate rnthrr gi ou'y. Some of them came nn under four months' advance pay and other, were impressed Into the service. For si vt.vn days the wind in thud east, uud lh.it pleases the captain, because it blows them further and further utvuy frail the lluropouu coast, liud be" 1J. 14',1'J. a gun from the 1'inta signaled "I.and ahead." Then the ship lay to. and the boats were lowered, and Capt. Christopher Cntuinhus lirst strp;!"l upon the shore, amid the song of birds and the air a surge of redolence, and took possession in the na me of the Father and the Son and the Holy ('•host. So the voyage that began with the Sacrament ended with llloria in Excels!:-, Deo. From that day onward, you say there can be nothing for Columbus but honors, rew'ards. rhapsodies, palaces and world-wide applause. No, no! On hi. way back to Spain the ship was so wrenched by the tempest and so threatened with destruction that he wrote a brief ac'-iunt. of his discovery and put it in u cask,and threw it overboard, that the world might not lose the advantage of his adventures. Honors awaited him on the beach, lint he undertook a second voyage, and wi! h it came all malignant and persecution and denunciation and poverty, lie was called a land-grabber, a liar, n cheat, a fraud, a deceiver of nations Speculators robbed him of his good name, courtiers depreciated his discoveries, and there came to him ruined health and imprisonment and chains, of which lie said while he rattled them olf his wrists: "I will wear them as a mi 1 memo of the gratitude of princes, Amid keen appreciation of the world's abuse and cruelty, and with body writhing in the tortures of gout, he groaned out his last words'. "In iiianns luas Doiuiue eommeudo siiiritum liieuiii: "Into Thy hands, 0 1.or I coin- mend my spirit." Of course he had regal obsequies. That is the way the world tried to atone for its mean treatment of great benefactors. Many a man has had a Que ride to his grave who during this life had walked all the way. A big funeral, and instead of bread they gave him a stone-that is, a tombstone. Hut death that brings quiet to the body of others did not bring quiet to Ids. First buried in the church of Santa .Maria. Seven years afterward removed to Seville. Twenty-three years afterward removed to San Domingo. Finally removed to Cuba. Four post-mortem journeys from sepnleher to sepulcher. I wish his bones might be moved just once more, and now that I hey have come so near to America as Culm, they might during tho great Columbian year bo transported to our own shores, where they belong, and that in the fifth century after his decease tho American continent might build a mausoleum worthy of him who picked this jewel of a hemisphere out of tho sea and set it in the crown of the world's geogvaphy. Itut tho bright noonday sun of that old sailor's prosperity went down in thickest night, and though here and there a monument has been lifted in his memory, and here and there a city culled after him, the continent that he was the means of founding was named after another name, and no filling commemoration of his work has been proposed until nearly four hundred years after his body turne* to dust. May the imposing demonstration now being made in his honor on the Atlantic coast, and to be made next year in his honor mid-continent, be brilliant enough and far-resounding enough and Christian enough and magnificent enough to atone for the neglect of centuries. May the good Lord allow thai most illustrious sailor of all time to look over the amethystine battlements long enough to see some of tho garlands wreathed around his name and hear something of tho hemispheric shout that shall greet his memory. What most impresses me In all that wondrous life, which for the next twelve months we will be commemorating by sermon and song and military parade and World 's, fair and Congress of Nations, iB something I have never heard stated, and that Is that the discovery of America was a religious discovery and in the name of God. Columbus, by the study of the prophecies, and by what Zacliaiiah and Mieah ami David and Isaiah hud suld II' ul I! cuds of the ciii'lh," was persiuidod to go out nnd find the "ends of the earth," ond he felt himsolf called by God to carry Christianity to the "ends of the earth," Then the ad' ministration of tho Last Supper before they left the gulf of Cadiz, and, the evening prayers during the voyage, nnd the devout ascription as soon, as they site/ the new world, and the doxologies with which they landed cimilrm me in saying that the dlscov. ery of America wua a i 'e- lljjtou* discovery. Atheism ha* "° iking ,,.1' Genoa, iatinn :i ittauv •. lln til our world has been reform evangelized. It would not do for our world in its long and ruined state In haveenmniuuieation withnther wnrlih. It would spoil their morals. Hut wait until this world i~ fully redeemed, as it will be. and then nerhaps int*• e-- 1 1i:11- eorrespniiileiiee may he open-'. I. Till then, ibis smitten anil sickem-d w-nll of ours must be quarantine,i from coming too near Hie unfalleu worlds. Hut. thank' God, the proiih-'tves whi-li cheered Cilunibus in his gnvi undertaking cheer its. America for Go.I! Yea, the round world for God! Tlnre can be m> doubt about it'. And. now. while 1 am 11 this ill us! rioiis ship cap!a in lei nie bespeak hie/her ajipi'e. the ship eai-'ains now in servi of l hem I his eminent on I lie lives of tensol' tll.'Usane . ' !-s"i- gers in their keeping. What a i a .vful responsibility is Iheir! Tlcy g.. out through the Narrows, or start from Qneenstown or Sout humpton or Ci 'a-- gow. not know ing what evel- n ' or eollisio'is or midnigtil jn .r' s are waiting for thrin. Il veipi'-vs bravery to face an army ol men. but far il ore bravery to face an army of Atlantic surges led on by hurri. anes. A more stupendous scene is n,.t to be witnessed ttuin thai of a ship captain walking the bridge of a steamer in the lllidst of a cyclone. le'inemlier those heroes in your prayers, ami when out in the service. and have to command infer'u i in' return to the hind and go i service, do thein full honor for what I hey once were. Let the ship companies award them pensions worthy of what I bey endured until they start on their Inst voyage from this world to the next. Aye, that voyage we must all take, landsmen as well as seafarers. Let us be siuv that we have the right pilot, and the right chart, and the right captain, and that we start in the right direction. It will be to each of us who love the Lord a voyage more wonderful for discovery than that which Columbus took, for, after all we have heard about that other world we know not, where it is or how it looks, and it will be as new as San Salvador was to the glorious captain of the Santa Maria. "Fye ha I ii not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered in to the heart of man." May the light from thai golden bench II ish on th darkness, and we be able to step ashore amid groves and orchard and aromas such as this world's atmosphere never ripened or breathed. Aye, fellow-iuarinei's, over the rough seas of this life, through the logs ami mists ol' earth, see you not already the outline of the lietlercountry? Lund ahead! Land ahead! N'carerand neiu" or we come to heavenly wharfage. Throw out the plunks and step ashore into the arms of your kindred, who have been uniting and watching for the hour of your disembarkation. Through the rich p'aco of Christ, our Lord, may we all have such blissful arrival. Two men were killed by the, curs j •it Dnlutli. Thirty thousand tcnnimt funnel's in I Irekind nre being evicted. j Maseott pates a mile In 2:04: on a i regulation track nt Terro Haute, 1ml. ( Two contract laborers were returned from HulTiiio, N. to Canada Friday. Two ministers and a doctor are ar- itstud at S>. -lolui, N. 11., for Insurance fraud. West St. l'inil parties sue the ally for damages caused by tho great Hond of Aug a. A dcm.'uid has been made for tho appointment of n receiver for the Chicago Gas trust. An old settler*' reunion was held at Salem. 111., Friday. Five thousand people attended. Some Central American countries close their porls to United States ships from fear of cholera. Ten miners nre entombed by nn accident lu a mine at iiouwood, Mich., nnd are thought to be (lead. 1 lurry .Myer was killed nnd two men filially Injured by the explosion of n boiler near Indiana, l'a. Joseph Ik'nest Jteiian, the eminent French author, Is so 111 that doctors despair of Ids recovery. II. T. Nlppul, sherrlff of Crowley county, Kus., was shot and killed by bandits lu the Osage country. .1. W. Smith, a murderer, was lynched nt Dunsmuir, Cal., Friday Me thanked the. crowd for doing It. A railway commerce cougress will be held in Chicago next June. It will be an auxiliary of the world's fair. At Jackson, Miss., Friday Orlleer F.ti (iiirdiu shot nnd fatally wounded .lames Head, a notorious character. A l'ollsli immigrant was sent to the Insane asylum at lndinunpolls because lie could not speak the English language. Klllo K. Wyatt, 11 .veal's old, was given a verdict against a Kansas City street railroad for $18,000 for the loss of a leg. Mrs. Annie Working was given a judgment of if1,000 against John ('.. Gain of Font, Intl., for defamation of i ha meter. Thomas Jones, clerk of Campbell touuty, Kentucky, Is charged with the eiiibezzleim nt of #5.701 from collection of licenses. Six lenders of the Homestead strike re arrested on the charge of treason, i'., open rebellion against the State Pennsylvania. worn they craft out t THIfl WORLD'S RAILWAYS. At Uio railway congress lately held in St. Petersburg tho railway milage, of the world was nreseuted lu tubulated form. This showed that tho total ml leugo at tho beginning of tho year was 385,805, of which 157,755 miles uro In the United States, 14,082 inileB in Can- •»dii and 5,025 miles lu Mexico and the Argentine republic lu Europe tho Gunnuu empire comes drat with 20,700 miles, Franco second with 24,310 miles, Great Britain and Ireland third with 22,085 miles uud Russia fourth with 10,345 miles. Wiu'tembui'g and Denmark uro tho countries which have mndo tho least progress lu tho construction of mil- ways Bluce 188U; whllo in Asia, upnrt from the 10,875 miles of lines in India tho traus-Cusplan Uuo recently constructed by tho Russians Is 805 miles lu length; the Dutch colonics have 460 miles of railways, tho .Freuch 05, and the Portugese 34, while there arc 125 miles of Hues In China and 18 lu PCTBUI. In Africa tho colony of Algeria mul Tunis oomes first with 1,040 tulles, iho Cap 1 * Colony secoud with about 1 ,880 miles, Egypt third with UUO miles and Natul fourth with 341 miles; whllo thfl Or« nun TtVen Sin In linu 1 Ml i,illrvia of Hy a collision on the Kaston and j \mbny railroad ill Ilumdcn, l'a., Gn- glueer .1. Werthelser was killed. The | road Is blockaded. Tho O. L. KVIIUS Millinery company of Russinnvlllc, Inil., has luiule an assignment. Liabilities, $20,000; assets suflicieut to pay tho debts. Antl-l'arnellltes address a mulnifcsto to friends in the United States, In which they express confidence in the passage of the home rule bill. St. Paul railroads are slashing rates to the rial estate congress at Buffalo, N. Y. One result Is a $10 round trip between St. Paul mid Chicago. l'he Swedish Baptist general conference held Us session lit Oakland, Neb. P. O. Peterson of St. Paul, preached ibe opening sermon. The situation with regard to the cholera In Is'ew York is so reassuring that the health department will Issue no more bulletins on the subject. Gen. Carl Mullor, the last surviving iermau olllcer who took part in the buttle of Waterloo, died Friday In Hanover. Ho was ninety nine years old. The lust Now York weekly bank state ment shows a, reserve decrease of $1,58,075. The banks now hold $4, 3112,400 lu excess of tho 25 per cent rule. At Rome, Gil., Friday, Lord Walter S. Berest'ord, alias Sidney Lnseelles, the noted Kugllsh forger, was scntcuc. ed to six .vein's' hard labor In the penitentiary ,V disastrous lire broke out In the Nickel Plato freight yards In Chicago, destroying forty car loads of merchandise. The loss Is estimated to exceed $100,000. Lee Islington, 10 years old, tied to his wrist tho halter of a home he was lending to water iu Kansas City, Mo. The uuluitil run away and dragged tho boy to death. A number of Gerinan army ollicevs stinted from Berlin for Vienna on horseback Saturday morning In a race that is being conducted under government supcrvlslou. The Hungarian budget for 1803 has been completed. It shows a slight surplus, tho revenue being placed at 485,270,043 florins, nutl expenditures in 485,205,500 florins. Great Brltlun la disposed to resent promptly tho encroachments of a Bel glum expedition on tho Upper Nile territory, which is designated as "within tho British sphere." Yntos Thpmpsou has sold the Lon- dou Pull-Mull Guzetto to Mr. Kiioigh ley, a member of tho National Llhoral eluh. It is rumored that the paper will become liberal-unionist hi politics Tho Ponth Carolina republicans put nu electoral ticket In tho Held, but made no nominations for stato ofUccs They adopted a vigorous resolution on tho subjtot of n free ballot and a fair count. During lite visit to Chicago at the thno of tho dedication of the world's fnlr buildings, In October, Prcs!rtout (larrlsou will ho tho guest of Harlow KT TTIirlnliof 1 '" "* In an election to till a vacancy for South Bulfoi'dshlie 111 the British Parliament, Hie liberal candidate was elected, but by a largely reduced majority on account of the temperance question anil pledges of the liberal. A tint ural ga.-< explosion In I he Church of Christ at Tillin, Ohio, Friday evening, blew out one gable and one side of tho edifice. J. P.Childs, who had entered the church to light II, for pniycr-moeting, was injured so badly that lie may not recover, By the explosion of the boiler of n locomotive on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh railroad, near Grove Summit, Pa., the engineer, Levi Wise, and Die fireman, Charles Flynli, weie killed, their bodies being blow to pieces. .Mrs. James Pike, who lives across the rivei' from Gnllipolis, Ohio, became Incensed at a remark made by her neighbor, Charles Rippers, and taking u shot gun, went to his house and killed ids two children, who were playing In the front yard. She has been .lrresled. The strike of telegraph operators on the Cedar Rapids & Northern was declared off Saturday. The company reed to recognize the Order of Railway Telegraphers, and the men will return to work. Wages will be eon lidered later. Lord Rosoherry has announced to the K.ist Africa company that the British government consents to the evacuation of Uganda, but that the withdrawal must not lake place for throe mouths, in consideration ol' which the government will give the company financial assistance. At a meeting of the British cabinet Friday the Irish eviction question was considered and tho ministers are Inclined to adopt the recommendation of Secretary Motley that a money grant be made for the relief of evicted Urn- nuts pending the report of tho Royal Commission of Inquiry. Tho department of state Is Informed hy th.> Chinese minister Unit there is nothing in tho certificates found upon the Chlnnmuu recently arrested In Detroit for being unlawfully In the United States, to show Unit the society Issuing them hud such an object lu view as the murder of tho emperor of China. The Adelphia theater, of Baltimore, sometimes known us tho Mud theater, is to be iuzod to make way for ii modern building, it was the llrst theater lu the United States illuminated with gas, and was opened December 9,1822 In It tho elder Booth, Mucready, Kd- muud Roan, 1 lackett and Mme. Celeste appeared. 'The American, Fire Insurance Lloyds hits just been organized by lteecher, Schenck & Co. of New York. One hundred business men of the United States have made Individual deposits of $5,000, creating an initial fuud of $500,000, which has been deposited In trust companies and banks for tho pro lection of policy-holders. Hector Jonathan Crcmiciix, the noted French dramatic author, committed suicide Friday by shooting himself in tho head wllh a revolver. Cremieux was born In I'aris November 10, 1S28. Among his noted productions have been 'Orpheo nux Fufors," with muslo by Offenbach, which was produced in 1850; "Vole Sacree," 1S5U; "Pout dos Soupirs," lu 1802, and "La Belle Poll- le." Announcement Is made of the death of Sebastian Charles Glrurd, the French painter, In his 74th year. Glrurd was born hi I'aris In 1810. Ho entered the School of Arts In 1838. Ho visited tills country hi connection with the expedition to Iho Mnrquls Islands In 1843-47 and was ono of the art commission led by Prince Napoleon. Ho was decorated with the legion of honor In 1847. Four powder mills at Sohnghticoke, N. Y., blew up Friday evening. The llrst explosion was caused by powder clogging up in tho wheel mill. A huge timber was curried 250 feet nnd struck the press mill, causing the second explosion, which set off tho powder lu the corning mill uud tho supply mill, llfty feet distant. Not a vostugo of the mill remains. As tho explosion occurred after wcrklng hours nobody was Injured. Tho loss will bo over $10,000. A suit by the suvto of Illinois against Henry Hilton, representing tho old houso of A. T. Stewart & Oo. of Now York, to recover $11,011.23 tuxes on personal properly, with Interest from 3882, hits been pending for about eight yours, It was side-trucked lu 1885, but was restored to tho supreme court calender Friday on motion of dofend- rnts, who wish to close up the cuso. Defendauts stiy they stopped doing business In Chicago long before the tax wits Imposed, and they pay taxes on $3,000,000 on personal property lu this stato. \S TO WOOL PRICES Rates Prevailing in Europe and in the United States. Some Facts of Great Interest to the Farmers of America. Value of New York Fleeces Under Free Trade and Protection. TO OUTSTRIP LICK ClitiilKii I'lilversity to Have I lie l.ni'Kt'nl Tuh'Ncnpc oil ICitrtli, Chicago, Oot. 11.—Chicago is to huv the largest and most powerful telescope in tho world. It Is the gift of Charles T, YerkoB, the street railway magnate, to the Chicago university. He has au- thrlzed Prof. Halu mul Prof, Burnhaiu recently of the Lick observatory, to have VniUt for the university tho llnesl (olesoopo on earth, equipped with ovory thing to make. It tho best. Alvln G. Clark tho famous telescope maker, litis undertaken to east a forty- llvo Inch glass which Is several Inches larger than (he one at tho Link Observatory. The outlay whleh Yorkes will meet is estimated at half a million dollars. Wools go to market, from all nations in the grease, and no two nations send lleeces to market precisely ii, the same condition, so that a comparison of the grease price of one nation's wool with the grease price of another nation's wool, will convey no fair idea of the relative value. For instance, the Cape of Good Hope merino wool costing 5 ponce or 10 ets., and the Queensland wool coaling S pence, or 10 ct.s., both cost .'!.'! els. scoured clean lu Loudon, and likewise a comparison of American wool prices and lCngllsh wool prices, lo be just, must be mad.' on the scouted basis, thus Australian wool or a Cape of Good Hope wool selling in Loudon at o'J els. scoured, with the McKinley duty of 3,'( els. on scoured wool added, would make that same wool cost in the United States, (it! els., '.nil this 33 ct.s. Is the difference between the prices under free trade and protection for the same wool. This per cent, of difference applies to all grades of American wool, for since Hie passage of the lirst larill' law of lSiiV. the average secured value of wool in Loudon, has been 51 per cent, below the average scoured value of the same wool In tin? United States. In other words, if the American wool grower had sold his wool in the London free wool market Instead of the protected American market, ho would have received 51 per cent, less than he obtained for It under protection, and if wool was put en the free list, the London price of course, would be the American price, less the difference in freight which Is hardly worth considering. Wool in compressed bales can be curried across the ocean for less money than from Ohio to New York, and It Is not cm Important factor In tho price. The Loudon market for wools controls the whole world, even the United States, although wool hi the United States, owing to our lllltlufj, eo«tH when senuietl, tliml.li- lUo London price. When London prices decline, the American prices ultimately decline, but it always remains about double the London price for the same wool. Of course wllh free trade, the prices would have to be the same, j The Americans consume six hundred millions pounds of wool; over four hundred millions pounds are manufactured In tho United States; two hundred millions of pounds nre imported iu the sl'.ape of woolen cloth. American wools wllh free trade will have to take a back seal lo foreign wools. Tho latter oven now, with the McKinley duty added, ate hi some cases cheaper than the American wools, and American manufacturers buy a certain amount of foreign wool because the American clip, although increasing, Is not yet euiliclent to supply ail of our wants, but with suitable protection, In a few years tho United States can raise all the wool the American Mills can consume. The decline of the wool markets of the world, mainly London, has exceeded by several limes, the amount of tho Increased duties put on wool by tho McKinley bill. Tho Increased duties on wool by the McKinley bill were about 10 per cent.,the decline of wool in the markets of the world has been about 30 per cent., and although American wools are lower than they were before the McKinley hill was passed, they tire not as low as they would otherwise have been without the nnotint of the Increased duties of the McKinley bill. The amount of shoddy consumed in the United States, is less than the amount used by any other woolen manufacturing uutloti In tho world. Tho McKinley bill raised tho duties on some kinds of shoddy and waste from 10 to 30 cts, per pound. The Mills Bill and the Springer Bill propose to stimulate tho Incrcuso use of shoddy In America by reducing the highest duly to only cts. per pound. Shoddy us you know Is made by grinding up woolen rags, many of which are gathered up from Iho streets of Kurope. They nre cast off by the paupers in Kurope nnd are liable to contain the germs of disease, The Springer bill proposes to admit those tainted rags or the shoddy made from them, at only 2 cts, per pound, whllo tlie McKinley bill excludes thein altogether by duties varying from 10 to 30 cts. These are facts without regard to tho political side of these questions. We simply discuss the questions on tho basis of prices In Loudon, which, with free wool, wotdd bo the price hero. A letter written to the Boston Herald describes tho value of New York stuto fleeces at 12 cts, per pound under free trade .IB ngnliist 27 cts. per pound to day under protection, showing that tho value of tho sumo wool lu Loudon and lu Boston and in Philadelphia under free trade would bo 12 ots., uud tho value on tho farm 2 to 4 cts. per pound less, or only 8 to 10 ots. the people, as well as Iheir Just mid equal protection under the laws, are the foundation of our republican Institutions, and tlu! party will never relent in lis efforts until the Integrity of tlie ballot and the purity of the elections hall he fully guaranteed and protected 111 every slate." If Adlai and his friends lu the south seo any "horrors" in Ibis they will probably lind the American people willing that they .should continue to see them, and, having seen them, to make the must of them. By this force bill the republican party is pledged to honest elections, something to which It has been addicted since lis organization. By tills plank d is pledged to see thai Adlal's friends in the south do not prevent a large percentage of the citizens of that section from exercising the right of suffrage granted to them by the constitution of the United States. By this plank the republican party Is likewise pledged lo see Hint the voles of these citizens, having been cast, shall be honestly counted. 'I'his wili he an innovation In many localities in the south, and the violent squirming thai Is being indulged 111 hy Southerners and their sympathizers In the North Indicates that they do not like It.. But it Is time these people were timling out that honest elections are a pari of the scheme of this republic, and as such will lie insisted upon In the suiilh as well as elsewhere. Adlai should make a note of it. Hi-f Canijilx'II Amisi'd of Smiio-. tflinjr SI 10,01)0 Worth of I'iiiiiMii'rs. She Arc DEMOCRATIC TtSTlMONY. lle.li., .lie, S.--U 1 .irk on thr Wii(;|. * nit--- 1 leu. The Chicago Herald, and every other free trade paper thai seeks to lesson the height of Commissioner Peek's evidence In favor of the tariff, is informed that another democratic official statesman, in the slate, has spoken, and Hint his evidence is in accord Willi lhal, of Mr. Peck. Mr. l 'eelle Is chief of tlie Indiana bureau of statistics, and has been chief at any time during Hie last fifteen years, when the office was lu the gift of the democratic party, lie is n democrat of the democrats. A. summary of his last report Is thus made ,»y the Indianapolis News, which is a fro I radi' newspaper: "Two fuels are prominent in Mr. Peelle's report. The average earnings of wage-workers, if these conclusions are trustworthy, are larger than has generally been believed. In Indian apolls the average yearly earnings arc estimated hy Mr. Polio to be .VOOJ; lu Fvansville, $511, and in Torre Haute $t'i2il. Tlie weight of published evidence has heretofore indicated an average of annual earnings smaller than here given." So that in Indiana, as well us in New York, the leslluioi .iv of n demucnific olllelal is In proof of an increase of wages since tlie passage of the McKinley bill. If will not pay the Herald lo call Mr. Pelle "a traitor," or anything of that son. The people of Indiana won't have il that way. They know Mr. Pelle to be an honest man and an honest democrat. Neither will It pay to seek to break his evidence by saying that it Is beased upon the replies of manufactures to his inquiries, for il Is based upon the testimony of wage-earners. We prefer that our free-trade friends, the Indian- ipolls News, should state the case. It says: Mr. Pelle made detailed Inquiry concerning the cost of living In thirti six homes iu liidiuapolis, twenty in Kv.ms- ville nnd llftcen In Terro Haute. The only principle followed in making selection vyns to choose the families whose support depended on as many different occupations as possible. Many of the common wage-earning employments are Included. Thus wo find that .stanch democrat— Commissioner Peelle, of Indinnii—cor­ roborating the evidence o£ that other stanch democrat. —Commissioner Peek, of New York. And we note that while Peek reached his conclusions through correspondence with capitalists, Mr. Peelle arrived nt his conclusions through interviews with wage-earners. So that we have the concurrent testimony of labor iu Indiana and of capital In Now Y'ork presented to us by democratic otllelals, and iu each ease tho testimony allirms nn Improved condition of labor since the passage of the McKinley bill. FINAL SETTLEMENT. Says Custom OHIciiils Trying- to Implicate HIT. Alleges It Is Spite Work - Horsc- whi]i |H 'il iiei' llus- luiiid. New York, Oct. ..—The woman nc cased of smuggling paintings valued at $110,000 is said by the custom house authorities to be the divorced wife of William Campbell, the millionaire wall paper manufacturer. She Is now the wife of nn Italian named Dloacele, of Naples, Italy. Mrs. Campbell culled at the Customs house today very angry and said she called to prefer charges against Inspector Trait teur. He was, she said, concerned in the charge of smuggling again her iu order that he might take possession of paintings which belonged to her. His motive, she charged, was revenge, because sin.' did not reciprocate Ids passion for her. She declared he pursued her to Saratoga and other places lo make love to her. Deputy Collector Phelps look the papers, but did not give Mrs. Campbell much satisfaction. Nearly three mouths ago the Customs house olllcers began to watch Mr*. Campbell. About that time she entered a great many paintings as household goods and personal effects. She took the usual oath at the time, that she used the goods abroad for a year and they wero not intended for sale. The officials learned that the woman had not been across the ocean for two years and lived continually here. They learned Unit she stored them away in storage houses and auction rooms iu tills city and had had a catalogue printed and sent around. The woman disposed of many paintings. Somo of the paintings are by Leonardo DaVinci, nnd one of them is the famous picture, Christ Currying the Cross, valued at $25,000. There are two by Rubens nnd n number by oilier old inntttmsi SUvlv-iUoo ,,,„, I,,- I lull..,. ,„.,.. tors who lived prior to the sixteenth century. 'L'he woman Interested is well known. A few years ago she met the man who had been her husband, In Central park, and in the presence of thousands of people went at him with a horsewhip. She used a horsewhip on other occasions. ON How Kiev GOOD AUTHORITY. •II .Jm-vmeii WITI ' l.nl to Cliioiui' Their Vi'i'tllrl. PARACHUTE DESCENT THE "FORCE" BILL. Tlie I,:11V Wlllcli (Ovii.l DciitocilllH fli-euiuu. Ilinl N. Y. Advertiser: Lot us see whin Iho republican parly In Its Into national voiivontloh pledged Itself wllh reference to this matter of the force hill. iloTilia tlui lui'rJulu-iiliiiik In full* Ncivr .Must Necilcil lit the Moillrnl i,l' (Jnlt- I lilt; I lie llillliinii, •'What does it feel like hi n parachute?" "Well," replied Parachutist Sponcor, "Hint depends upon what you mean You go up without a car, silting on a kind of strap arrangement for a sent, and with the bar of tho parachute seal: so urrunged about you that all you have lo do In order to let yourself go Is lo swing on it clear of tho trap seat, of thu ballon. The parachute, per ha 1>3 you know, Is lightly attached to the side of the balloon, nnd when the whole weight of the body coino on the piii'iichulo sent the whole arrangement breaks away and down you go. As you go up nnd miss tho friendly car you fool a ltttlo lost nt llndlng nothing between your dangling legs and tlie big, distant oiirlli beneath. But that's nothing to the feeling when tho time, comes to let yourself looso from the old balloon. You know you're high enough—but let's w/ilt a second or two longer you think a hundred feet or so can't make much difference. Now we're going too high, It's na good, you d better make up your wind to It. So you set your teeth tight together—Now —Go! • Gor-r-r-r-nh-r-r-r — Ali-h-h. It's opened. And Iho white silk spreads out wider and your breath stops stilling through your teeth and your heart stops bursting. It's all right now, and you never felt happier or calmer lu your life. Then you sink lower ami lower, so ouhUi so easy, the pretty Harper' Magazine for September: \ story is told of a trial for burglary In which ono of the jurymen seemed to bo certain of the prisoner's innocence, nnd pleaded for him so eloquently and so convincingly, that the eleven others (who lind no particular bins either way) allowed themselves to bo argued Into returning a verdict of "not guilty." A few days later fresh facts came to light, which proved the accused man's Innocence beyond it doubt; and ou<j of tho eleven wavering Jurymen, happening to meet with the man who had so powerfully influenced them ull, thanked him warmly for having saved them from the commission of a great injustice. "And yet, now I think of It," ho added, "you could not have known then auythlug about these new facts, so how could you be so sure that the man was innocent?" "Well," replied the other, "my chief reason for thinking Unit ho did not commit tho crhno was thut I committed It myBolf." Such authority wus certainly uot to bo disputed; but a yet more startling case occurred not many yours ago In Paris, at Uio llrst representation of a tragedy that had for Its closing sceno tho murder of a Swedish king, whleh had taken place nearly half a century ciuller. AH went well until tlie murder scene eaino on, when a very dignified old gentleman In tho singe-box show ed signs of strong dissatisfaction, tint' at length culled cut, angrily. "Absurd! they've got It all wrong." The niunager himself heard this plainspoken comment, and being naturally disturbed by so swooping a condemnation, he sought out the critic, and politely begged to know what fault lis had to flud with it. "Why, my good sir," cried the old man, with an air of authority, "tho whole grouping of tlie scene Is Incorrect. You hnvo made them kill iho klug to tho right of the door, whereas wo murdered him on tho left!" Kuep oa* the Enemy. A fui who lurltB In umbuili it a more dangflr. ,u» mitagontat than ono who Btt»ok» na lu lbs •I'tni i old, mul for whoae (Bwalta wo nre, lu a meamiv, prepirod That dangerous enemy to lu'alLh, malaria, muet be encountered fully armed. (In thruita are sudden, unexpected and deadly, iod can only be guarded agalnat with certainty tiy foitlfylng the ayatera by a courae of defenatve medication. Tha eurett deieneti agalnat chilli and lever, blllona remittent, dumb ague and agut catie, la lloaletttr'a Stomach Ulttore, which It alao an eradlo tor of the moat obstinate forma ol malaria which reatat the action ot ordinary ajie-

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