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PUBLISHM) EVKBT SATURDAY —«T— W. IT. BUBDIOBL TERMS: 91,SO Per Tear, Strlotly la Advanoe. The Best Advertising Medium to reach the four north-eastern comitien Office Bontbweat Corner Lawler aud Tllili-u - ADVERTISING RATES: W. N llriiuiRK K'l I r IIIII P.oprclor, INDKPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDR TERMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANCE VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1892. NUMBER 34. - - • — TlMt ( m. •t in. 4 hi. I week ... II ou 11 60 |a so 1 weeks ... I 50 3 25 8 S week* ... a oo 9 00 5 Oil 1 month .. i M) S 7!> o as 8 mont'is. S 00 4 50 0 tlii 8 month* . 4 00 8 as 11 4 months.. 5 M 8 Ol i .'i on 1 10 00 IS 00 IH 0i !4 col It 10 |'l 00] S TS! 8 ro| ? :*\ in oi 9 ar>: ia no n v.v 17 oo m on a oo an oo' aa oo fi n o, is oo «io oo n oo is oo I'J oo as oo w oo so nc SO CO OiMlnem rnnls not exceeding live linen is I,... (al advertisement* nl legal rules Advertisement- inserted with mi "|ieei!lc time «ill b- Dllli shot mil I niderel :i,„' -halved for «<- eonllluly ,\ 1 bills pivnlil quniarly LESSON OF THE MRUS. They Wing Thoir Way Southward When the Proats Come. HOT . T. UnWItt Tiiliniifrn Ilrmv* 11 Lesson , Therefrom for Mankind—Tlie 'I'hnn to Turn Heavenward from tlio Frosts of Sin. The following discourse was delivered by Rev. T. DeWitt Tnlmage in tlie Brooklyn tnliermiele. from the text: The stork In the heavens knmv "th hiT up- pointed time; ntnl the tlufc mid tli • ernrio end the swallow olcorvo the tlnv or their coming: hut Mv people know not th »judgment of tho Lord.—Jeremiah vlll., 7. When God would vet fast 11 lieiintifnl thought, He plants it in n tree. When lie would put it, lie fashions it into n fish. When lie would have it glide in the air. He. molds it into a bird. My text speaks of four birds of beautiful instinct— the stork, of such strong affection that it is allowed familiarly to come, in Holland and Germany, and build its nest over the doorway: the Bwcet -dispositioned turtle-dove, mingling in color white, and blade, and brown, and ashen, and chestnut: the crane, with voice like the clung of a trumpet; the swallow, swift as a dart shot out of the bow of Heaven, falling, mounting, skimming, sailing— four birds started In the prophet twonlv- flvo centuries npo, yetflyingon through the apes, with musing truth under glossy wing und in the Hutch of stout oltiw. I suppose it may have been (his very season of the year—autumn—and tho prophet out-of-doors, thinking of tho impenitence of the people of his day, hears a e;reat cry overhead. Now, you know it is no easy thing for one with ordinary delicacy of eye- Bight to look into the deep blue of the noonday heaven; but the prophet looks up, and there tire Hocks of Btorks, and turtle-doves, and cranes, ond swallows, drawn out in lone; lines for flight southward. As is their habit, tho cranes had arranged them- Bolvcs into two lines, making an angle, n wedge splitting the air with wild velocity, the old crane, with commanding call, bidding them onward, while tho towns and the cities and the continents slide under them. The prophet, almost blinded from looking into the dazzling heavens, stoops down and begins to think hew much superior the birds are in sagacity about their safety than men about theirs; and he puis his hand upon the pen, and begins to write: "The stork in the heaven know- eth her appointed times and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the tltuo of their coming: but my peo- E lo know not tho judgment of the iord." If yon were in the field to-day, in the clump of trees at the corner of the field, you would see a convention of birds noisy as the American congress the last night before adjournment, or as the English parliament when some unfortumtio member proposes more economy in tho queen's household—a convention of birds all talking at once, moving and passing resolutions on the subject of migration; some proposing to go to -morrow, some moving that they go to-day. some moving that they go to l.ruzil. some to Florida, some to the table-hinds of Mexico, but all unanimous in the fact that they must go soon, for they hove marching orders from tho Lord, written on tho first whito sheet of frost, and in the pictorial of the changing loaves. There is not a belted kingfisher, or a chaffinch, or a fire-crested wren, or a plover, or a red -legged partridge, but expects to spend the winter at tho South, for the apartments have already been ordered for I hem in South America, or in Africa, and after thousands of miles of (light they will stop In the very tree where they spent hist January. Farewell, bright plumage! Until spring weather, away! l'ly on, great band of heavenly musicians! Strew tho continents with music, and whether from northern fields, or Carolinian swamps, or Brazilian groves, men see your wings, or hear your voice, may they bethink themselves of tho solemn words of the text. "Tho Btork In tho hoaven knoweth her appointed time, and the turtle and the crane, and tho swallow observe the timo of their coming, but my people know not tho judgment of the Lord." I propose, so far as God may help me, this morning, carrying out the idea of the text, to show Unit the birds of the air have more sagacity than men. And I begin by particularizing and saying that they mingle music .with their work. The most serious undertaking, of a bird 's life is this annual travel from the Hudson to tho Amazon, from tho Thames to tho Nile. Naturalists tell us that they nrrivo there thin and weavy, and plumage ruffled, and yet they go singing all tho way; the ground, tho lower lino of tho music, the sky, theii 'pp 'U' line of tho music; themselves, ' the notes scattered up and down between. I suppose their song gives elasticity to their wing, and helps on with the journey, dwindling one thousand miles to four lain•Ired. Would God that wo were as wise us they in mingling Christian s nig with ourevery -day work! I believe there is such a thing a taking tho pit -it of Christina devotion in the, morning and keeping It, all tho day. 1 think we might, take some of the dullest, heaviest, most disagrcouble •work 'of our life uiid sot it to the tuno of t'Antloeh" or "Mount l 'lsguh." It is a good sign when you hoar a workman whistle. It is a bolter sign whon yon hour him hum a roundelay. It IB still a better sign when you hear him sing tho word* of Isaac Watts or Charles Wesley. A violiu chorded and strung, if • something accidentally strikes it, makes music, and I suppose -there is such a tiling us having our hearts so attuned by Divine grace that even tho long!) collisions of life will make u heavenly vibration. I do not believe that tho power of Christian tong has yet been fully tried. 1 be Hevo that if you could roll the "Old Hundred" doxology through Wall ttxeat it wonkl put an cud to any • "flnani'lul disturbance. I believe that the discords and the sorrows »ud tho it!ns of the world uru to bo swept out by Heaven-born h&l lelujaliH. Someone asked Haydn, the notes of joy. Going through Ibe wilderness of this world, let us remember that we are on the way to the summary clime of Heaven, and from the migratory populations living through this autumnal air learn always to keep singing: ChjIdrMi of the TTprtvon'y King, As ye JMU-n.'y, s\v >.>tlv nhnr. Sing your K:iviour\s worthy pr .ilse, Glorious In Ilii works mvl \v;iya. Y" fire traveling home to Ood In the way yoar f.-it'iers tro 1; Th y ;ue luppy now, :m 1 we Soon th -ir hnppin -ss :.h:i]| s >o. The Church of God never will be. a triumphant church until it becomes a singing church. I go further and remark that the birds of the air wiser than we, T*I the fact that in their migration they (ly very high. During the summer, whim they are in the tlclffs. they often come within reach of the gun, but when they start tor the annual Hightsonthward to take their places and go straight as an arrow to the mark. The longest ride that was ever brought, to shoulder can not roach them. Would to God that we were as wise as the stork and crane in our light heavenward! We ily so low that we are within easy range of the world, the llcsh and the devil. We lire brought down by temptations that ought not tfi come within a mile of reaching us. Ob, for some ot the faith of George Mnller, of England, and Alfred Cookman, once of the church militant, now of the church of triinphant! So poor is the type of piety in the church of God now that men actually caricature the idea that there is any such thing as a higher life. Moles never did believe in eagles, lint, my brethren, because we have not reached these heights ourselves, shall we deride Die fact that there are any such heights'.' A man was once talking to Brunei, the famous engineer, about the length.of the railroad from London to Bristol. The engineer said: "It is not very great. We shall have, after awhile, a steamer running from England to New York." They laughed him to scorn; but we have gone so far now that we have ceased to laugh at anything as impossible for human achievement. Then, I ask, is anything impossible for the Lord? I do not believe that God exhausted all His grace in Paul, and Latimer, and Edward l'ayson. 1 believe there are higher points of Christian attainment to be reached in the future ages of the Christian world. You tell me that Paul went up to the tiptop of the.Alps of Christian attain incut. Then 1 tell you that the stork and crane have found above the Alps plenty of room for free living. We go out anil we conquer our temptations by the grace of God, and lie down. On the morrow those temptations rally themselves and attack us, and by the grace of God we defe it them again; but, staying all the time in the old encampment, we have the same old battles to fight over. Why not whip out our temptations, and then forward march, making one raid through the enemy's country, stopping not until we break ranks after the last victory'.' Go. my brethren, let us have some novelty of combat, at any rate by changing, by gtiing on, by making advancement, trading off our stale prayers about sins we ought to have quit Ion j ago. going al toward a higher state of Christian character, and routing out sins that we have never thought of yet. Tho fact is, if the Church of God—if we, as individuals, made rapid advancement In the Christian life, these stereotyped prayers we have been making for ten orllfteen years would be as inappropriate to us as the shoes and the hats and the coats we wore ten or tlfteon years ago. Oh for a higher flight in the Christian life, the Ktor'.; and tho crane n their migr .tiou teaching us the lesson! D enr Lord, t nd i hull wo ever Hvo, At thisiiuordyia^ rat"— Our love so fnlnt, HI col I to Tli3D, And 'lhiiiu to u- to ur .mt? Again 1 remark that the birds of the air are wiser than wo, because they know when to start. If you should go out now and shout: "Stop"storks and cranes; don't be In a hurry!" thny would say: "No, we can not stop; last night wo heard the roaring in tho woods bidding us away, and the shrill flute of the north wind has sounded tho ro- treat. We must go. Wo must go." So they gather themselves into companies, and turning not aside for storm or mountain-top or shock of musketry, over land and sea, straight us an arrow to tho mark they go. And if you como out this morning with a sack of corn and throw it in tho fields and try to get them to stop, they are so far up they would hardly see It. They are on their way south. You could not stop them.. Oh, that wo wero as wise about the best time to start for God and Heaven. We say: "Wait until it is a little later in tho season of mercy. Walt until some of these green leaves of hope are all dried up and have been scattered, Walt until next year." After awhile wo start, and it is too late, and wo perish on the way when God's wrath is kindled but a little. There are. you know, exceptional cases where birds have started too late, and in the morning you have found thein dead on tho snow. And there are tlioso who have perished half-way between the world an I Christ- They waited until tho last sickness, whon tho mind was gone, or th 4 y were on thG express train going at forty miles an hour; and they cam J to the bridge and the "draw was up" and they wont down. How long to repent and pray? Two seconds! Two seconds! To do tho work of a life-time and to prepare for the vast eternity in two seconds! 1 was reading of an out Ttaiiiiucut given in a king's court, and there were mn.v.cianw there with elaborate piocs of music. you stand still and let the avalanche j tumble over you? Oh, that you would | go u way into the warm heart of God's j mercy? The southern grove, redolent I with magnolia and cactus, never waited for northern flocks us God has waited for yon, saying: "I have loved | thee with nn everlasting love. Come unto Me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest." Another frost is bidding you uwav— it is the frost of sorrow. Where do you live now? "Oh," you say, "I have moved." Why did you move? You say: "I don't want as large a house now as formery." Why do you not want as large a house? You say: "My family is not so large." Where have they gone to? "Eternity!" Your mind goes back through that last sickness, and through the almost supernatural effort to save life, and through those prayers that seemed unavailing, and through that kiss which received the lips were lifeless, and I hear the bells tolling, and 1 hear the hearts breaking—while 1 speak I hear them break. A heart! Another heart! Alone! Alone! Alone! This world, which in your girlhood and boyhood was sunshine, is cold now, and, oh! weary dove, you fly around tliis world as though you would like to stay, when the wind and the frost and the blackening clouds would bid you away into tin; heart of an all-comforting God. Oh, I have noticed again and again, what a botch this world makes of it when it tries to comfort u soul in trouble! It says: "Don't cry!" How can we help crying when the heart's treasures are scattered, and father is gone, and mother is gone, and companions are gone, and the child is gone, and everything seems gone? It is no comfort to tell a man not to cry. The world comes up and says: "Oh, it is only the body of your loved one that you have put in the ground!" Itut there is no comfort in that. That body is nrecions. Shall we never put our hand in that hand again, and shall we never see that sweet face again"? Away with your hcartlessness, O world! l!ut come, ,lesus! and tell us that when the tears fall they fall into God's bottle: that the dear bodies of our loved ones shall rise radiant in the resurrection; and all tho breakings down here shall be lifted up there, and "they shall hunger no more, neither thirst no more, neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat, for the Lamb which is ill the midst of the throne shall lead them to living fountains of water, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes." You may have noticed that when the chaf-ilnch or the stork or the crane starts on its migration. It calls all those of its kind to come, too. The tree-tops are full of chirp and whistle and carol and the long roll-call. The bird does not start oft' alone. It gathers all of its kind. Oh, that you might boas wise in this migration to Heaven, and that yon might gather all your families and friends with you! I would that Hannah might take Samuel by the hand, and Abraham might take Isaac, and llagar might take Ishmuel. Start for Heaven yourself, and take your children with you. Come thou and all thy house into the ark. Tell your little ones that there are realms of balm and sweetness for all those who Ily in the right direction. Swifter than eagles stroke, put out for Heaven. Like the crane or the stork, stop not night nor day until you find tho right placo for stopping. To-liny tho Snvtour culls, Yo wanderers come. Oh! yo bcalclited souls, Why loaK^v roiimt Tho spirit calls to-day, Ylold to his powor. Oh I grievo him not aivay,- "lis morcy's hour. A l»ot Ciuuiry. Pet canaries arc by no means uncommon in households, hut a pet canary mixed up with a miscellaneous lot of playthings In tho nursery is something out of tho ordinary. A three-year-old Urooklyn girl received a present of a young canary from a friend of her mother several months ago. The child showed affection for tho bird from the moment that it was placed in her hands, and she insisted upon keeping it with her other play things. She treated tho bird tenderly, and soon tho tiny crcuturo began to manifest a fondness for its little mistress. l>'or awhile tho canary was allowed to remain in the small wooden cage in which It came from tho bird fancier, but as it developed into a sweet singer tho child's parents provided a handsome wire cage for it. Still littlo Helen claimed it for one of her playthings, and tho bird seem to feel that its special mission was to play with Its mistress. Whenever the child built houses with her blocks the canary would rustle at tho door of its cage and ."Peep! Peep! Peep!" until let out, then it would hop from block to block as the littlo girl moved about. Nothing appears to give her tiny fellowship so much satisfaction as to he permitted to play about the nnrsory floor with her affectionate little mistress.—N. Y. Sun. ACRES OF FLAMES. Terrible Conflagration Sweeps Over the Milwaukee Whole­ sale District. More Than a Score of Blocks Licked Up bv the Devour­ ing Element. Insurance Men Place the Losses at Fully Six Million Dollars. Hie Five, Fanned by a Hurri­ cane, Devastates a Wide Area. Dynamite Freely Used to Blow Up Buildings to Stay the River of Flames. Chicago Sends Assistance and the Devouring Elenn nt is Final­ ly Controlled. Miss Kttto Mnrsden, a young woman of blended philanthropic, and adventurous tastes, bus just nccoiupUshed a most nmuirkablo uiulorttiUliig. She has journeyed aiuoug tho lepers: of Siberia for tho purposo of seeing how they oxlBt with n view to lessening tho hardships of their condition. Mitts Mavmlen obtulued, through the intervention - of tho Countess Alexandrian Tolstoi, the help of the empress As soou its this WHB secured tho practical mutters of passports, olllelnl simc- tlou and courtesy wero easy. The Journey ltsolf novor was. She rode over ten thousand miles through tho woods with her Interpreter After awhile Mozart eamo and began and a bodyguard of CoBsuuks. There to piny, and he hud a blank pleco of were uo roads, but somotlilug reaouib- pupor before liiiu, and thu king fa- Utig ttusiu was cleared for hot". There .„tu....i.. 1....1....1 ii.. i — wero jjygg luto w m ou tUe horses sank knee deep, and trunks of trees over which they stumbled. And there wore beans, But the intrepid youug woman mounted in masculine fashion upon u small ve*Uve horse una, garbed in ,„ hoots, trousers and long Jackot, want not get prepared in this world wo will Qitauulx. all daugere ivud dUHoulUoa with nevor take purl In tho orchestral bar- \^ cheer, monies of tho saved, Oh! tlmt wo wero " ' OK wise UH tlm oriiue, auiL the»turk_ ftv. mllhirly looked over lis shoulder and said: "What are . you playing? I seo no music before, you." And Momirt put his hand on his brow, as much as to say: "I am improvising." It was very well for him. but, oh! ray friends, wo can not extemporize Ucuvun, If wo do Milwaukee, Oct 28.—This city was tonight visited by the most devastating lire in the city 's history. Four lives wore certainly lost and possibly more. (Jonservntivo Insurance men estimate the loss at not loss than $<j,00o,000. At 7 o 'clock the big upholstery factory of the Hub & IClpp company, facing on Uroadwny, almost ti full block away began to blaze. Tho lire had started with the wind iu tho northeast, but It now varied almost due east and merchants in tho business section of tho east side grow fearful. The llauics had Jumped across to Btores ou tho east side of East Water street and had taken a newer grip In the big Bub & Klpp factory. Hvo minutes, move and Jacob Wolluuer it C'ompimle's wholesale grocery store ou the eaat side of Broadway, directly opposite Bub and Klpps, ,vas in llaincs. It seemed as If a mountain of lire rolled across Broadway. One lustant not a building on tho oa &t side of Broadway was In domes and tho next a roll- lug wovo of llro swept across tho street and descended on tho buildings opposite. In a moment they wore wrapped iu llames. Thousauds of strea'.ns of water could not stay tho counagraUon lu ita march of destruction toward tho luko. Tho walls of tho three-story brick building on Broadway formerly occupied by tho Cracker Trust, then vacant, began to totter aud warning voices urged tho crowd back Just in time. The whole front of tho building pitched Into the streets. A few moments luterf tho Bides fell out with o crush. People In that part of tho third ward realized that their homes were doomed. There was a slmupedo of resldeuts lu to the streets, all armed with furniture, cats, dogs and all intinuer of household utensils and bedding and vehicles of every description wero hurrying away with belongings of tho people whose homes were soon to be lu tlaiuea. Meanwhile tho llames had gone over tho ground they had formerly missed in the store of J. P. Kissinger &"Co., aud tho Milwaukee Art Glass works in tlie opposite block, In which it had originated. The Wolluur block, seven stories high, was BOOH lu llmues with the Milwaukee Uhulr Uo.'s yociuit building owned by the Pi'Ister & Vogel limner Co., and the wholesale grocery store of Uouudy I'eckham & Co,, and all on Broadway. Tho next bidldmg to succumb was thu Notional Distilling Co.'s on Buffalo street. Tho wind was still whirling Uio seething Monies on toward Lake Michigan lu o direct lino wlUi Its sturtlng point, and a scramble begun. Chief of Police Jousseu ordered tho entire force to tho lire, tind they usslsted In gottlug out tho furniture and household goods of tho. luckless families, who wore forced to tloo from the poth out out by tho llames. Tho valuable property of tho Milwaukee Gas company was almost entirely saved. Whon tuo Uro bogan to head Unit way the, tanks wore sunk below tho lovel louvlug nothing com- bustlblo tibovo the surface. Tho flames almost encircled tho works without elevator, mado a brilllitit display when they caught At 11!:^0 Leldcrdorfs and most of the shops hi tho block between Buffalo and Erie streets were ou lire. It is rumored that some lives wero lost In the Bub oi Klpp factory, as many employes went at work when the llames descended BO suddenly on the big guilduigs. Up to 1 a. m. two dead lircmeu were brought to tho morgue. A woman about forty years of age sought refuge iu the Uiird ward school house and died from heart disease. Her name aud address were not learned. The territory burned out is the shape of an Obtuse triangle with the oppcx at tlie river the upper side of Detroit street, lower Menominee street to —e river, and the base al Lake Michigan. Roundly stated ll Is a space two thirds of u mile wide and three quarters of a mile long. The militia did good service during the night aiding the police to perforin guard duly. Cuplulu Davis, ot the L'uiicd States revenue culler Johnson, tendered his crew to Chief Foley for use in lighting Uie lire. They Mere gratefully accepted and did gallant and effective work. Vt -2-:d0 this Saturday, morning, Chief Foley announces thai the lire is fully under control. Storj In Detail. Fire started at 0:30 tonight in tho Union Oil eouipimy'B store, on Euav Water struct and threatens to destroy the entire wholesale business section of Milwaukee east of tho rlvor blow Huron street. A furious gale Is blowing aud driving the Humes before it with stuitlhig rapidly. Several squares have have already been destroyed. A largo number of wholesale houses are gouo and also u.auy residences. V p. in.— Tho coursu of the llro chaug cd about S:3U and seems likely to consume tho territory between Broadway and Jefferson stroets to tho east aud west brunch of tho river. Tho big Angus Smith groin elevators uro buru- kg and not only is the lire advancing wilh Uio wind but has begun slowly lo back up at thu point it started aud where there is no means of slaying its progress. Tho outlro lower port of the third ward, inhabited largely by poor working people, Is devastated. Nearly Uiree hundred cottages have beeu destroyed and tho iumutes ore wondering about the streets loudly lamenting then.' loss Alarms ore coming in every few minutes from widely separated districts and it is feared that iuceudorles uro helping tho work of destruction. At 8:30 p. m. in response to tho coll for uld from Milwaukee, Fire Marshal Sweney dispatched several companies of Uremuu with ongluos on o sopurato train for this city. U:10 p. m.—Thu elegant resldeuoe of L. F. Hodges, member of the Chamber of Commerce, at Ninth and Cedar slreots, two mdes from tho big lire, has been destroyed. An alarm was just rung iu from the House of Correction. The lire department is using dynamite lu an effort to stop the advance of the llames. Several engines have been brought bock to tho polul wher tho lire begun and are trying to keep the Homes from eating their way north on East Wutcr street. The wind is blowing a furious gale which breaks thu streams from the hose into a spray a few feet from the nozzles. Tho llames are slowly eating their way toward tho Sentinel's newspaper oltlco and the wealthy wholesale houses surrounding It. Many scenes of tho great llro of Chicago are being reacted. DynuuUto explosions, leaping llames, crumbling walls and wauderlug homeless people. Ouo llreiunn and an unknown woman uro known to bo killed. A report Jusi comes from thu life saving station that fnir of tho crow coming up ou Broad way to assist tho llremen were burled lu tho fulling wall at Welsel & Wllter's machine shop. The light horse siuutd ron and infantry regiment have been called out to assist tho police forco lu guarding property. 11 p. m.—Tho (Iro has lapped up everything In tho territory bounded ou tho west by tho north branch of the Mllwoukeo rlvor; ou tho east by the lake, and on tho south by tho harbor branch of the river. Twonly-two Bolld blooks, live of whiob were occupied by wholesale houses, fuotories, distilleries, etc., and tho rest by resldeuoes, ore wiped out Tide does not include tho vast yards of the Chicago & Northwestern railway, which cover many norcs. Hundreds of IUHT have been burned, There Is no telling at this point to what extent the tire will go. It Is extending south of Uio Broadway bridge and booking up Detroit street nt the river front und at the lako. The Uro le JjpGygr. now hint, west and north ot tlm bruised and cut. Fire also partlnlh destroyed Mittleberger's leather works Losses at these lires aggregate $'£10,- 000. Not a gas light is burning iu the city, and some portions of the city, where there arc uo elecvrlc lights, are in tola) darkness. Four additional men weii- Uiken to the Emergency hospital, oL seriously injured by fulling walls. 11:3U p. m.—Insurance men estimau- the entire loss will aggregate ¥T,tKX),tXKi up to tlds hour. Thu lire is slill spread lug. About a dozen steamers and schooners have been removed from the Milwaukee to the Kiunlckiuick river, where the} are out of harm's way. 11:45 p. iu.—Chief Foley has announced that the lire Is practically uudei control. Leading Insurance men say that about half ike loss is covered by insurance They estimate the losses as follows: Bubb it Klpp, furuiture, $oUU ,U0. J. 11. l'alion iV Company, oils and paints, y^oU.OUO. J. P. Kissinger, wholesale liquors *7;3,IXJU. Milwaukee Mirror works $50,000. It. Lcidursdorf, tobacco, .t>250,0U0. Gnlger Lithograph company, jjilOO.OUU Hounily I'eckham A: liouudy, Whole sale produce, $300,0110. S. 11. Chiflel iv. Company, wholesale grocers, $^0U,lHJ0. Wellauor A: Company, wholesali rocors, $1!00,00U. Milwaukee Chair company, ¥250,000. Northwestern freight houses, con tents and curs, $;i0li,UO0. MeLunden llose company, $25 ,000. 1'. Finger & Company, confectionery, $25,000. Sauer & Company, glovo manufacturers, $10,000. Fifty smaller business houses, $500,- ooo. Five hundred d,wolllugs and cottages, $500 ,000. F. P. Dolucen & company, drugs, $150,000. Weisel & Vtlter, machinery,, $100,000. Toepfor &; Sons, machinery, $40,000. Bayley & Sons, machinery, $40,000. Inbusch Brothers, grocers, $250,0(fO. Fornecker & Brother, confectionary, $25,000. Delaware & Quintln, tool shop, $35, 000. Milwaukee Bag Company, $50,000. A. J. Hllbert & Company, flavoring extracts, $4,000. Total, $5,770,000. CALAMITY Democratic Tci HOWLER SILENCED tliiiiniy as to the CountryV I'l osperlty. A few days ago the New York Herald, a democratic journal speaking ol the present business outlook, said: The business of the country is in a flourishing condition. Imports during the llscol year ending June 30 were greater than those of any former year, amounting lo eiglu hundred and thirty-three million . dollars, while exports also exceeded the highest record and reached tlie enormous aggregate ot one billion and twenty-seven million dollars, llullroad comings for the first six months of the year are greater than those for any similar period in history, and tho output of manufactures has been greater than over before. Business failures for thu lirst hull' of the present year have been one thousand fewer lu number and forty million dollars less in gross linbil- liies than Ihey were during the corresponding period of 1801. New Industrial enterprises for manufacturing iron, cotton and woolen fabrics arc going Into operation In various scctluus, und while tho margin of prolils is small, business is ou a solid foundation, and the outlook iu every direction is hopeful and encouraging. The grain crop Is prom Islng, money is abundant and collections are easy. In the face of such a condition of things the calamity howler must remain silent. Ills howling will scare nobody, not even himself, for he is too muurl not to realize Unit tho country is in a marvelotisly prosperous condition and likely to conthiuo so. tectlon to $55,000,UUO under free trade xplaln lit Would not our own production ot silk goods, which rose from $35,uuu ,uuo n 1SS2 to about $UO,OOU,000 now, fall oil similarly if we adopieo lree trade'( Is there an Ironworker iu liiuglaud who averagvs even one-seventh ol $20.85 a day, which is the average net wages per day paid by A. 11. Whitney & <Jo. Irom July 1, 1801, to July 1, 1502, lo their rollers ou cotton lies aud steel hoops? It lUc McKmley tariff does not protect the farmer, why have imports ol form products greatly decreased? 11 it depresses Ike prices ol farm pro- duels, why are they 18 per cunt, higher Uau two years ago 7 If it slipuloied the use of shoddy, why does the census show thai less buddy is used Uiaii ever before? It it raised prices ot lnainilactures, why do democratic semi to is agree Una those prices arc lower? If protecUou is a "fraud," why was Benjamin Franklin a protectionist'/ How can protection be imcoustltu- tional when Uie supreme court of tlie United Slates, the one authority com potent to pronounce upon that micstUm. has over and again affirmed the constitutionality of protective tariffs? Is It possible that the very men who trained the constitution passed an uu- coustituUonal measure whin they unified the lirst tariff law? Did the great expounder of the constitution, Daniel Webster, not know a constitutional law when he saw it,' If the Springer free wool bill would bemllt manufacturers, why hove 0U per cent of the wool manufacturers protested to congess against its passage? If cheapness is a sign of prosperity, why do you, one and all, mourn over cheapness when it affects your own business? A FARMER'S TARIFF THIS. What tho MclUnlcy Law HUH Done lor African lire. 1. It has suvea to tho American farmer a home market for his hurley, worth over $5,000,000 yearly. 2. It. has saved to tho American farmer a home market for his tobacco, worth $7,000,000 yearly. 3. It lias saved to tho American fanner a home market for ills potatoes, amounting to $1,000,000 yearly. 4. It has'soved to the American poultry raiser a home market for his eggs, amounting lo $1,700,000 yearly. 5. It has saved to the American fruit grower a home market for his raisins, ids primes, nuts and oUter fruits, worth $5,250,000 yearly. U. It has saved tho American wool grower from utter ruin by protecting blip from a disastrous competition with foreign 8-oent wool, keeping the price of .American wool at an average of 30.5 cents por pound by comparison with an overage of 13.7 cents per pound, as shown by quotations of similar grades at corresponding dates In Philadelphia and London. Difference In favor of the protooted American wool grower, 10,8 cents por pound. IMPORTANT QUESTIONS. Which Deuioeratlu Krco '1'ruitm 'H Arti ill) t|U0KUut to Answer, Are British manufacturers who declare dividends of 33 1-3 per cent, rob her baronsV Do you bellcvo Senator Carlisle, who has, always been considered tho great est free trader of you nil, when ho tells you that prices averaged lower und wages higher on September 1, 1801, tin, 11 a CONDENSED NEWS A crisis Is brewing In Gladstone's iMibluet An old maid Insurance company has been formed in Denmark. Peter Craut, a farmer, was Idlled by a train near Columbus, Kaus. Tho Irish republicans issue an nd- lress ou behalf of Harrison. Belgium Is now declared to bo Uio most temperate country in Europo. There was a heavy foU of snow Saturday hi the northern couuUes of England. The costliest dresses in Uio worlu are said to bo worn by Uio women of Sumatra. Fusion seems to hove been effected by the South Dakota democrats and populists. ) A Minneapolis man committed suicide after trying to kill his wlfo and u policeman. A mooting of much more liveliness than usual is held by Northern l'ncilio stockholders. Tho Loudon Times extends heartiest praise to Uio Uulted States ou Uio world's fair. Hx-Secretury Blalno announces that lie will make no inoro speeches during tills campaign, A farmer is Idlled aud his daughter fatally Injured by a runaway near Winona, Minn. A national league for Uio Improvement of country roads has been organized In Chicago. ltoyal purple has been adopted as tho colors of tho Christian Endeavor '(ocleUes In California. Eugene Boyer was drowned whilo duck hunting on Luko Autolne, near Iron Mountain, Mich. A largo number of laborers are robbed in St. l'ttul by iv swindler who had offered them employment. Slavery has been practically stamped out In Burniah since Unit country coini.- under British domination. It. Branson Young, representing a Chicago newspaper, committed suicide hy asphyxiation in San Francisco. Joseph Sucruni, an Englishman, was Instantly killed at Uie Littlo coal mines near Oakland City, Iud., by falling cool. Emll Drelcr, Danish consid nt Culcn go, died suddenly of heart disease on board Uio steamer Heckla iu New York harbor. During a disturbance at a political meeUng lu Aillulleld, lud., Alvlu Will- linns was shot aud lnstuuUy killed by Henry Allison. Whilo crossing KUiotto Ferry, near Marshall, Texas, Friday, Uie rope broke und seven negroes wero thrown into the river and drowned. The clearings lu Chicago on Saturday were $15,051,U79 .l )l; for Uio week, $03, 105,057, as against $05,000,087 for Uio corresponding week last year. P.od Williams and Bod Cook be came involved lu a quarrel near Bon ham, Vexiis. BoUi used knives us arguments. Cook is dead and Willluais will dlo. Mr. and Mrs. John Suits were found dead lu their homo at Swedosburg, Iowa, Thursday morning, thoy having liuen snffocnted by gas from u coal cooking stove. As o result of tho ncgotluUons of thu Cherokee commission with tho Comache, Kiowa, and Apache Indians 3,000, 000 acres of good loud will bo turqwi ipen to settlement. At Spriuglleld', 111,, ROY . Fronds Springer, bettor kngiwu us "Chaplain" Springer, a LuUieran minister well known In Grand Army ulreleB, died I'rlday night aged g2. Tho weekly statement of Uio New York banks shows a reserve Increase of $1,703,375. Tho banks hold $2,33:!, 425 lu excess of tho requirements of tho 25 por cent rule.- J. Ii. Park hud Ids head cut off Saturday, ut St Joseph, Mo., by mi engluo, which ran Uhu dowu In the switch purds. Purkjrvas a^eii kuqwu The Hiunhurg-Americnn Packet company's warehouse at Hamburg was destroyed by lire Saturday, and the falling walls badly damaged adjoining buildings. Tho total kiss is placed at $500,000. Temporary receivers have been appointed for tlie Dartmouth Spinning company of Atlanta, tin. The creditors are mostly bunking concerns lu Philadolplda. The totol Indebtedness, is $104,000. The new railway between Jaffa and Jerusalem is already well potroulzeil. The col's are of Uie latest American build. Only a low speed is attempted, and with six way stops tho Journey occupies about three hours. The olliclals of the navigation company owning tho pleasure steamship Mont Blanc, on which twenty-six persons were killed by an explosion on the Otichy pier on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, last July, were tried Saturday on charges of criminal negligence. They wero found not guilty. The Republican national committee suspends Uio distribution of a campaign document of wildcat money, pending investigation as to the legality of printing fac similes of bank notes which the document contains. Mrs. J. K. McKlnley, the wlto of a marble dealer of Dwight, 111., committed suicide while insane. Before taking her own life she administered poison to her twenty-year-old daughter, which •(•suited lu death shortly after. Tho body of S. 11. Coleman, a Denver attorney, was found In a mountain gulch Saturday morning near Morrison, Col. He attempted to walk from tho railway station to his ranch last Thursday and froze to death in Uie storm. The steamer Rio do Janeiro, from lapanese and Chinese ports, brings the news that Uie Yellow river has again uirst Its banks. As far as is known twelve villages were swept away, but is the waters rose slowly not many lives were lost. Owing to the lack of a sewerage system the late rains in Zncatecas, Texas, have been followed by a visitation of typhoid fever. One hundred ind thirty people have died there from Uie fever within a week, and It shows uo signs of abatement. Tlie Brunswick Landes Zcltuug believes that the German government lias resolved finally to put an end to tho provisional government of the duchy of Brunswick, This, it is understood, foreshadows a declaration against thu succession of the Hanoverian dynasty. 'Spulre O'Donnell, a prominent politician and justice of Uio peace • of Hazleton, l'a., was shot and killed Friday by his constable, Isaac Phillips. The men engaged in a political discussion, whon Uie constable drew his weapon and llred tluvo times, each ball hiking effect. Obituary—Joseph Home, aged 07, merchant and philanthropist of Pittsburg; General Benjamin Vurtrldgo ot Bay City, Mich.; Ardln Manly, aged 84, of Winnebago county, 111.; J. Windsor, iged 70, of Kocton, Wis.; William Decker, aged 80, of Virginia, 111.; K Lockwood of Rockford, 111. At the closing session of Uie Presbyterian synod Saturday at Albany, N. \'„ a substitute report for the minority and majority reports of tho judiciary committee was adopted which remands Uie case of Dr. Brlggs to the New York presbytery for trial November 0, and tho synod takes no stand ou Uio question in dispute. Throo contraband Chinamen passed through Buy City, Mich., Saturday morning, having entered Michigan In thu upper peninsula. Thoy wore overhauled at Jackson on a message from a deputy United States marshal, who left Saturday night wlUi warrants for their arrest. They were lteiidud for Chicago. They will bu taken to Bay City for examination. Olliclals of the Missouri, Kansas und Texas railway intrusted with the dis- trilmUon of the $5,000 donated by tho directors as a reward for Uie killing of the Daltons at Coffeyville, Kan., hove decided to give each of the families of tho four murdered citizens $1,000 and divide the remainder, $1,000, among live other citizens. The relief fund, besides this contribution, amounts now to $5,075. The revolt lu Santiago Del Estere, capital of the Argentine province of that name, is assuming formidable proportions. The rebels are lu full possession of the capital, and have ploced the provincial ministers under arrest. The governor of the province has asked tho national government to Intervene and restore the statue quo. The provincial guards are arming to oppose- the rebels. A stand crowded with people on tho corner of State and Phantom stvcols, Chicago, broke down during tho civic parade. A man from Hoisted St. suddenly shouted: "I like lake water!" and the excited gang, all rising to their feet at once, put too quick a strain on the timbers, and the supporting timbers gave way. An old lady living on the North side was badly crushed, but courageously observed, as she was pulled out: "I'd rather lose a leg than hear any ono shout for any other drinking water than Hygela, dear as n crystal, still in the possession of the sovereign of Persia. A WospUh Stlnr* What ion» mg terau "the bntlnui rail ot % w »p"itlug« with ecarceljr mora icutcutia II an the MCld •raotatlous of RUB from the •touiach to t e gullet that an characterised, aa heiriburn. Never was there a oaae of huligeitfun without this tfymptoni. Both cauue aud effect are iemo\- able by the floe caruilnaUve Ionic, lloilellur'r SOIUKCII Bitten, which confer regularity mat upon a ill'ordered and enfeebled atomao'i 1th certainty and dei |miah. lie.Idea checkii K t >ie pmiikt<o: a rebellions atomaoh, the Utile a •i akea up a dormaut liver, aud cauiea the bowt> a i e like clockwork. An luiuieuae leputntl n tiaa a no boon won by tide prciYa-loiially HI- piove.l medicine aa a ineaua ot erndicallug aud |iri<veiiiliip malarial trouble, aud counter emm (eiiiiincy to rbeuiuutUui end kidr.iiy complain » Ni'imlgia aud aervoiuueai ate aleo reuuidiid 1/u,

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