The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa on November 19, 1892 · Page 1
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POBLIflHKD EVERT 8A.TDBDAT —BT— W. W. B0BDIOK. TERMS: 11.00 Par Tsar, Strlotty In Advanoa. Tht But Admitting Medium to rrvri, the four north-taatern rountim Odea Bonthwast Cornar Lawlar and TIM. n . . ADVERTISING RATES: I W . N [IUIIDICK. EUit< r and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; TUE UOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL UUIDR TKHMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANCE VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1892. NUMBER 36. 1 week ... t weeks .. 3 week-*.. 1 month . % mnnthfl. S month*. I month!*. 1 year |l 00 i m •i no * .'0 I 00 4 00 5 50 10 00 9 In. |1 6<tf a is 8 nn[ J. wl « « 8 Oil 19 oo! 5 Onl 0 IB 9 mil II !tf 15 ml 18 0 I I H col M col I col »l W. |4 00 B 78 8 00 7 50; 10 00 • a HOC II W 1? 00 10 001 f 00 Jl DO, JJ III SO 00 43 00 110 00 IS OW 10 00 ia oo » oo .13 oo so oo 80 00 HiiKlncRs ranis nol CIO-I-IIHK live linen, |3. Lo- tn\ adveitN-iin-iiia nt l^nl rule* Adrertlae- iiicnti InxtTtHil with no K|W»IO time will be mihll'lie 1 mil I nnlere.l nut tW -ha'-gtsl tot ao- conllnnly All hills inyabl qimtcerljr THE GOLDEN CALF. Rev. T, DoWltt Tnlmnflro Preaches on Modern Idolatry. Though the Jlcnlcnf Wnrxlilp Mnr IlllTer from Thut ol the All-lent I.riiilllcs It U Nunc I lie I.e .H Debauch- lug to 11 M Voturlu«. Tlie following discourse wns delivered liy I!ev. T. Ik-Witt Telue'gc in the Brooklyn tnbonuiclc <n 1 lie subject of "Tlie (I old en Calf." His text wns: And H>> lot'k Iho rnlf which lh"y hwl miuto and burnt It tn tho fltt. and wound It In powder, nnl ntrewt-il It ui on tho water tind mmlo tho rhlllri'n of Iaiail drttik of it.—Exodns, xxxlL.a) People will have it god of Rome kind, and they prefer on" of llteir own making. Here come tlie Israeli ten, breaking* off their golden eur-rings, the men ns well ns tlie women, for In tboso times there were masculine ns well ns feminine decor itlons. Where did they (jot tbeKo beautiful gold eur-rings, enra- Ingypas they did from tho desert? Oh, they "borrowed" them of tho Egyptians when they left Kg.vpt. These ear-rings are piled up into a pyramid of glittering bcuiity. "Any more eir- rlngs to brinjj?" says Aaron. None. Fire is kindled; the ear-rings are melted and poured into a mold, not of an eagle or n war charger, but of a enlf; tho gold cools off; the mold Is taken away, and the idol Is set upon its four less. An altar Is built In front of the shining calf. Then tho people throw up their arms, nnd gyrate, nnd shriek, and dance mightily, and worship. Moses has been six weeks on Mount Sinai, nnd ho comes back and hears the howling nnd sors the dancing of these golden-calf fanatics, nnd he loses his patience, nnd he takes the two plates of stoi.e on which wore written the Ten Commandments and flings thorn so hard against a rook that they split nil to pieces. When a mnn gets mad he Is very a|>t to break all the Ten Commandments! Moses rushes in nnd he takes this calf-god and throws It into a hot lire, until it is melted all out of shape, nnd then pulverizes it—not by the modern appliances of nltro-murintie neid. but by the ancient uppli nee of nitre, or by the old-fashioned tile. He makes for the people a most nauseating draught. He takes this pulverized golden enlf and throws it in the only brook which is nc- cesslhle, and the people are competed to drink of that brook or not drink at all. But they did not drink all tho glittering stuff thrown on the surface. Some of it flows on down the surface of the brook to tlie river, nnd then flows on down the river to the son, nnd the sen takes it up and bears It to the mouth of all the rivers, and when the tides set back the remains of this golden calf are carried up into tho tho Hudson, nnd the East rlvor.and the Thnmos, nnd tho Clyde, nnd the Tiber, and men go out nnd they skim the glittering surfnee, nnd they bring It ashore and they make another golden calf, and California nnd Australia break off their golden ear-rings to augment the pile, and in the fires of flnnncinl excitement nnd struggle all those, things are melted together, nnd while wo stand looking and wondering what will come of it, lo! we And that tho golden calf of tsruolltlsh worship has become tho golden calf of European and American worship. I shall describe to you the Ood spoken of In the text, Ills temple, His altar of sacrifice, the music that Is made In Ills temple, and then the flnnl breaking up of tho wholo congregation of idolaters. Put aside this curtain and you see tho golden calf of modern idolatry. It Is not like other idols, made out of stocks or stono, but it has an ear so sensitive that it can hear tho whispers on Wall street nnd Third street and State street, and the footfalls in tho lUuik of England and the flutter of a Frenchman's heart on the bourse. It has an eye so keen that it can son the rust on tho farm of Michigan wheat and the Insect in the Maryland peach orohnrd, and the trampled grain under the hoof of the Russian war chnrgcr. It is so mighty that it swings anyway it will tlie world's shipping. It has its foot on all the merchantmen and the steamers. It started tho American civil war, and under Ood stopped It, and it decided tlie Turko-Ttussiun contest. One broker in September, 18111), in New York, shouted: "One hundred and sixty for a millionl" and tho wholo continent shivered. This goldou calf of the text bus Its right front foot In New York, Its loft front foot in Chicago, its right back foot in Chnrleston, its left back foot in New Orleans, and when it shnkes itself it shakes tho world, Oh, this is a mighty god—tho golden calf of tho world's worship. Hut every god must hnve its temple, and this golden calf of tho text is no exception. Its temple is vaster thnn St Paul's of tho English, and St. Peter's of the Italians, nnd tho Alhnm- bra of the Spaniards, and the Pnrtho - non of tho Greeks, and tho Taj Mahal of tho Hindoos and all tho othor cathedrals put together. Its pillars are grooved and fluted with gold, and ita ribbed arches are hovering gold, and its chandeliers are descending gold, nnd • its floors uro tnsselnted gold, and its vaults are crowded heaps of gold, and its spires and domes uro souring gold, and its organ pipes are resounding gold, and its pedals are tramping gold, and its stops • pulled out are flashing gold, while standing at the head of the temple, as tho presiding diety, are the hoofs and shouldurs. and oyes and oars and nostrils of the calf of gold. Further; Every god must have, not only Its temple, but Us altar of saorl flee, and this golden calf of the text is no exception. Its alturis not mado out of stone as other altars, but out of couutlug-room desks and fire-proof safes, an& it is a broad, a long, u high altar. The victims sacrificed on it uro innumerable. What does this god cure about the gr. nns und struggles of the i victim* before it? With cold, lnotallc ' eye It looks on, and yet lets them suf- ,*Wt 0\), llvaven and earth, what an mail. iU • •. . .—• • -—i . 1 »• Their nerves gone, they die. The clergyman comes in and reads the funeral service: "l!lcs>-cd are the dead who die in the Lord." Mistake. They did not die In the* Lord"; the golden calf kicked tlicln! The trouble is, when men sacrifice themselves t n this allur suggested in the text, they not only sacrifice themselves, hut they sacrifice their families. If a man by an 111 course is determined to gi> to perdition 1 suppose yon will have to let him go; but he puts his wife and children in an equipage that Is the amazement of the avenues, and the driver lashes the horses into two whirlwinds, and the spokes Hash in tho sun, and the golden headgear of tho harness gleams until Itlack Calamity takes the bits of tho horses and stops them nnd (-bouts to the luxurious occupants of tho equipage: "(let outl" They got out. They get down. That husband and father flung his family so hard they never got up again. There was the mark on them for life—the mark ol a split hoof—tho death-dealing hoof of thu golden calf. Still the degrading worship goes on, and the devotees kneel and kiss tho dust, and count their golden beads, and cross themselves with the blood ol their own sacrifice. The music rolls on under the arches; it is made of clinking silver nnd clinking gold, nnd the rattling specie of the banks and brokers' shops and the voices of all tho exchanges. The sopi-ino of the worship Is carried by the timid voices of men who have just begun to speculate; while the deep bass rolls out from those who for ten years of iniquity have been doubly damned. Chorus of voices wailing over what they have lost. This temple of which I speak stands open day and night, nnd there is the glittering god with his four feet on broken hearts, and there is the smoking altar of sacrifi -e. new victims every moment on it, and there are the kneeling devotees; and die doxology of the worship rolls on, vhile IVnth stnnds with mouldy nnd skeleton arm beating time for tho chorus—"More ! tnoro I more!" Some people are very much surprised nt the ncllons of folk on the stock exchange. Indeed, it is n scene sometimes that paralyzes description and is beyond the iuiagina'lon of anyone who has never looked in. What snapping of finger nnd thumb and wild gesticulation, and raving like hyenas, nnd stamping like buffaloes, and swaying to and fro, and running one upon another, nnd deafening uproar until the president of the exchnnge strikes with his mallet four or live times, crying: "Order! order!" an 1 the ustonished spectator goes out into the fresh air feeling that he has escaped from pandemonium. What d'-es it all mean? 1 will tell you what it means. The devotees of every heathen temple out themselves to pieces and yell and gyrate. This vociferation and gyration of the stock exchange is all appropriate. This is the worship of the golden calf. Hut my text suggests that this worship must be broken up, as the behavior of Moses in my text indicated. There are those who say that this golden calf spoken of in my text was hollow, and merely plated with gold: otherwise, they say Moses could not buvo carried it. 1 do not know that; but somehow, perhaps by the assistance of his friends, ho takes up this goldon culf, whloh is an open insult to Ood and man, and throws it into tho fire, and It Is melted, and then it comes out and is cooled off, and by some chemical appliance, or by an old-fashioned file it is pulverized, and it is thrown Into tho brook, and, as a punishment, tho people are competed to drink tho nauseating stuff. So, iny hearers, you may depend upon it that God will burn and He will grind to pieces the golde'i calf of modern Idolatry, and Ho wllloompol the people In their ugony to drink It. If not before, it will bo so on tho last day. I do not know where tho (Ire will bogln, whether at tho "Ila'tery" or at Central park, whether at Urooklyn bridge or at llushwlek, whether at Shoredltoh, London, or west cud; but it will bo a very hot blaze. All tho government securities of tho United States and lireat Hrltaln will curl up lu the Ilrst blast. All tho money safes and depositing vaults will melt under the first touch. The sea will burn like tin- dor, and the shipping will bo abandoned forever. The melted gold In the broker 's window will burst through tho melted window-glass and Into tho street; but tho Hying population will not stop to scoop it up. The cry of "Fire" from tho mountain will bo answered by the cry of "Fire" in the plain. Tho conflagration will burnout from tho continent toward the sea, and then burn In from tho sea toward the land. New York and London with one out of tho red scythe of destruction will go down. Twenty-five thousand miles of conflagration! The earth will wrap Itself round and round in shroud of flame, and lie down to perish. What then will bocomo of your goldou calf? Who then so poor as to worship it? Melted, or between tho npper and the nether millstone of falling mountains ground to powder. Dngon down. Mo. loch down. Juggernaut down. Golden calf down. Hut, my friends, every day IB a day of judgment, and God is all the time grinding to pieces thu goldon calf. Merchants of Urooklyn and New York und London, what is tho characteristic of this time In which we live? "Bad," you say. Professional men, what in the characteristic of the times in which wo live? "Hud," you say. Though I should bain a minority of one, I venture the opinion thut these are the best times we have hud for tho >cuson that God is touching the world, M never before, thut old-fashioned honesty In the only thing that will stand. We have learned as never before that forgeries will not payi that the spending of 150,000 on country •eatB nnd a palatial olty residence, when there are only thirty thousand dollars income, will not pay; that the appropriation of trust funds to our own private •peculation will not pay. We hod a great national tumor, In the coat paid lor wan more Honored than a man who wore a fifty dollar coat not paid for. The golden calf of our day, like tho one of the text, is very apt to be made out of borrowed gold. These Israelites of tho text borrowed the car-rings of tho Egyptians and then melted them into a god. That is the way the golden calf is mnde nowadays. A great many housekeepers, not paying for the articles they get, borrow of the grocer and the baker and the butcher and the dry goods seller. Then the retailer borrowB of the wholes ilo denlor. Then tho wholesale dealer borrows of tho capitalist, and we borrow, and borrow and borrow until the community is divided Into two classes, those who borrow and those who aro borrowed of; and after awhile the capitalist wnnts hit money and ho rushes upin tho wholesale dealer, and the wholesale dealer wants his money and ho rushes upon tho retailer, and the retailer wants his money, nnd ho rushes upon tho con- sinner, and we all go down together. There is mnny a man in this day who rides in a currlnge nnd owes the blacksmith fortho tiro, nnd the whecl-wright for the wheel, nnd tho trimmer for the curtain, nnd tho driver for unpaid wages, and the harncss-mnkcr for the bridle, nnd the furrier for tho robe, while from tho tip of the carriage tongue clear back to the tip of the shawl fluttering out of tho back of the vehicle everything is paid for by notes that havo been threo times renewed. It is this temptation to borrow, and borrow, nnd borrow, that keeps the people everlastingly praying to the golden calf for help, and just nt the minute they expect the help tho golden calf trends on them. The judgments of Ood, like Moses in tho text, will rush In and break up this worship; nnd I say, let tho work go on until every man shall learn to speak truth with his neighbor, and those who mako engagements shall feel themselves bound to keep them, and when a man who will not repent of his business iniquity, but goes on wishing to satiate his ean- niblo appetite by devouring widows' houses shall, by the law of the land, be compeled to exchange his mansion for Sing Sing. Let the golden calf perish! But, my friends, If wo have made this world our god, when we eome to die we will see our idol demolished. How much of this world are you going to take with you into the next? Will yon havo two pockets—one in eneh sido of your shroud? Will you cushion your coffin with bonds and mortgages and Certificates of stock? Ah! no. Tlie ferryboat that crosses this Jordnn takes no baggage—nothing heavier than n spirit. You may, perhaps, take five hundred dollars with you two or threo miles, In tho .shape of funeral trappings, to Greenwood, but "you will have to leave them tliere. It would not be safe for you to Ho down there with a gold watch or a diamond ring; It would be a temptation to the pillagers. Ah, tnv friends! if we have mado this world our God, when we die we will see our Idol ground to pieces by our pillow, and we will havo to drink It In bitter regrets for the wasted opportunities of n lifetime. Soon we will be gone. ()! this Is a fleeting world, it in a dyiirr world. A man who hnd worshiped it all his days, in his dying moment described himself when he said: "Fool! fool I fool!" I wmit you to ehnngo temples, and lo give up the worship of this unsatisfying and cruel god for tho service of tin- Lord Jesus Christ. Here Is the gold thut will never crumble. Hero are securities that will never fall. Here are banks that will never break. Here Is an altar on whloh there has been one sacrlflco once for all. Here Is a God who will comfort you when you aro in trouble, and sootho you when you are sick, nnd save you when you die. When your parents havo breathed their last, nnd the old, wrinkled and trembling hands can no more bo put upon your head for a blessing, Ho will be to you father and mother both, giving you the defense of the one und tho comfort of tho other; and when your children go away from you, the sweet darlings, you will not kiss them good-by forever. lie only wants to hold them for you a little while. He will give them back to you again and He will havo them all waiting for you at the gules of eternal welcome. Oh! what a God He Is! Ho will allow you to come so close this morning thut yon can put your arms around His neck, while He, in response, will put Ills arms around your nock und all tho windows of Heaven will bo hoisted to lot the redeemed look out and see the spectacle of a rejoicing father and a returned prodigal locked in glorious embrace. Quit worshiping tho golden calf and bow this day before Him In whose presence we must nil appear when tho world has turned to ashes und the scorched parchment of the sky shall bo rolled together like an historic scroll. CONDENSED NEWS. —Whatever yon are from nature, keep to It; never desert your own line of talent Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. Ua any thing else and you will be ten thrtuaaud times worse than nothing;. PERSONAL MENTION. Ceuorol Samuel Wylio Crawford, of Petinflylvauln, whose death was report ed last week, commanded the reserve guard of tho Keystone state nt tho time of the engagement ut Gettysburg. As n matter of sentiment, ho purchased the grounds which his troops held some Unio afterward. He entered ?uo regular anny before tho war as a surguon, und was at Port Sumter when that work was fired upon in 1801. Thu chemist, Berthelot, Is a cuudl date for two place* mado vacant by the lUxith of Rannu-membership In the hoard of managers of the College nf BSsitlwn ntlil In tlin Weonnh nniwliimp Illppolyto's alertness prevents another ] revolution ut Cape llaytlcu. Southern Illinois and Indiana have been visited by a heavy fall of snow. i Charles lloyt, the playwrite, has been elected to the New Hampshire Assembly. lu u political riot at 'duuisteud, Texas, Charles King and C. iicCounell were shot and killed. The Porter Duller company of Chicago has failed,with assets of $50,UUtl und liabilities ol' ¥100,000. A. oi J. Levy, wholesalo dealer lu clothing nt Saw York, iaLed tor $170, 000, with $LJO,000 liabilities. August Weiss bus been arrested lu Chicago, lor having lu uis possession a large number of Anarchist cuculurs and red Hags. Mrs Mclvee Is to remain at the White House presiding lu her uioliier's situil. liusseil Harrison und his wife will uls.i live there. A deadlock Is now pcudiug In the Hawulm legislature, caused by the new cabinet appointed by the queen being in tUe luuiuriiy. Following close ou the heels of democratic victory, tho American llu 1'iaic lai'tory lu l^iwood, ind., siiut down Willi out asaiyuiu^ any cause. J. Doylo and wife, from Davenport, la., were lound lioud in bed ut me International hotel, Ban Francisco. They hail been asphyxiated by gas. Four persons were burned alive In a wreck ou lUu Culcago, JdilwutUiuo una St. I'uul road UL Uttuinwu, Iowa. Several others seriously injured. Hon. Andrew D. White, the now American minister to itussia, has been i'lviii an uuiueuco by tno czar. He has also been received u.« Uie czarina. Olu Chrisiiausou, a notorious burglar known us "Oie uue blasuer," has Licen arivstcd in Cuii-i^o. Ho nas reccutlj commuted u score of burglaries. Ciuciuuali hoiiis the record lor railroad justice. A unin uroico into u store m uio luoiumg una uelore niguL was LU a cill, ucginuing uve years' sentence lor nis ci'iiuo. The Hamburg senute proposes to widen ana UCCIJCU tue river i^iuc ui tue pouii liuuwu as is.e>eiuctu. 'iue Worli wiu cosi o,e>uu,uuU uuuivs, widen win uc raised ou a municipal loan. "The repubneaiis wiu have u majority of ineUi^-ogui, una pcruups lumy-lwo in tue Auiuiisutu ic-feisuuiu'c on joiui ouliOL, luus piaciug tscuaior JUaVis rc- CiCClloU Ui*j ouu uouol. The situation in the general strike is UUcuaugcU ut -New uneuus. xue lac, uiai tno cotton labuicrs are aim UL won. is regarded us u oi wcunucss ou the part of We strikers. JUr. J. W. l'uicells, it prominent physician, snol und lauiity »uuua..u ciij .uursuai Levi \\ aesou al a, ii. I'arceus Mas turner the Indueuco o» liquor. He is under arivsu XJ. ii. SiOicy, oue of the oldest mm largest operators on tue Uuicugo uoaru ul trade, e.osea oui uis spreads i» cum s- uay. .no nas uceu carrjiug auouv i,uuu, owl busneis oi giaui. He wui meet ai. liabilities. Levy and company's printing mm book-oiuinug esiauiisuiiient ul iiuli.ui-, iuu., was dauiagcd by lire aim ivau-r 'iuursuay uiuiniug to tue e.\.un, of *oo,uuu. iiLLUding uud stock uro iinly insured. -Mr. .MeCoriniuk, foreign eommisslouei oi tue cuicago Coimuuiun exposition, uas resigned uis pust, owing lo uie u. ueatin ui his wiiy, with wuuni he has oeeu uungeu lo rciuaiu on uio eouiinem siucc summer. Among me passengers arriving in Suu F'raucisco ou tue uaeuo Horn uuuia Hiuucsauy uigut, were United bluics Aluusier JJenuy from Hong Ivuug, .Marquis ltuduu, uud ux-Aiunsier 1'uiu Aeuuuum oi Honolulu. Thu unaiukuuio steam launch recently launched, in tue i\ow lorii navy yatu .uis luuuu lis second Uiai li'ip tiuougu Hell onto, li has been u.iuica cue X'tu'liahuul, as ii cuu lurn cuuip.olcij uro una wunin lis Icugin. Samuel \\ iisou, u resideut of Champaign, lit., was inlied 'xuesuiiy niglil in uiiunigut wniio going to lus buiuc ou aisln street. He uud uileiupted lo reseui in msuii oil'ered uy a stranger, wiiu snot hiiu tuiougn ino heari uud escaped, tuns fur avoiding arrest. Dr. You lioloblu, formerly Uerinnu minister Lo Japan, but who wus umi*- lerred lo Wusuiuglou us Uio representative of the nnperial government m uie place of tue line Cuiuit Arco \ alley, l» cu route lor i\u\v York from Uerilu. iii'forit sailing, he hud un Interview with the emperor. Mrs. Bridget Murphy, aged eighty years, was found inurdcrcd in her bed Wednesday ut (Jreen Castle, lnd. Hoi skull wus crushed uud nubs hud been driven Into each Winnie. Her house hud beeu ransacked ana plundered. She Uved ulouo uud wus tnougnt to have money secreted in her house. A London ludy of extreme age and ecccutrlu manners recently died after leaving a bequest of if^.OOO per yeur for the lmiluwuauce of u pet parrot and a farther sum of $2,600 for a cage for It. As her relatives were out off without a ceut, they will try to upset thu will and wring tho parrot's nook. Negotiations for tho purchiiBO of tho Pratt &WUltuey Fine Tool works at Hartford, Ct.,by an liugUsli syndicate have beeu prau'.lcully completed, uud thu plant will be In the control of tint Knglislimeu within a short lime. Tint tortus of tho purchase wire $2,600,000. News of a tragedy lu Anderson county S. S.i electlou day, shows three -nled and threo by-stuudein wounded, 11. U. Cutter, republican supervisor, lu a quarrel wHUi J. W, Kuile, Uivd ut luu latter ujuiJ^jlt^Qohimhiis rtlucu. deimmiiill ant Beau, stating that his detail from I Fort Bowie was ill hot pursuit of ivid uud his baud of Apaclica. TUcy came so near ihcui lu Doubtiul Canyon, Arizona, thai Uie Indians bad lo leave llieir camp utensils lo escape, lie expects thai ere this the gaug lias been captured und many of them killed. When the recent advance in -oft coal rates lroui Cincugo to St. fa; I were agreed to, there was all under* undiug Unit the rate ou hard coal» should be advanced at Uie same tune to the same amount Tins was not done, however, and Ciiairinaii Midgicy now uutilies tlie interested roads lo advance cheu* rales on bard coal screenings between the points named to $2 per nel ton, taking effect Nov. iio. At Melvlu, Tenn., In iiledsote county, a light occurred bciwcen tile- 'louctis and Kwuliords, lu wnich A. Swunoiil, Sr., was snoi dead und Jim Swullord, a sou, was sliol and is dymg. iiiu oival- ford, unoincr sun, is Oauiy wouuued. Jouu Sivailurd and Gory Swaffoid were snot, bul uut laniny. .noss UOUCLL \V;I» finally shot. -Marl, liub aud IVle lutleii escaped unhurt, 'i uu low was Uie outcome of an old l'cud, a grudge having existed bciwicu the two iaiuin^s lui years. The cornel discovered by Mr. Holmes, Nov. li, was observed at Uie Lick ubaer valory, Cat., for pustlioti by i'n" Barnard the night of -Nov. S. H is cat visible to Uie naked eye. it Is abu.. 2 degrees south of Uie nebula ol Audri. uieda. its spectrum was observed bola visually uud puologrupiucahy by l'roi. Campbell. Lola the uecleus and coma give n strong and couuuuuus spectrum, showing only a trace of the usual green band. This spectrum is thoroughly unique uiuuug euuieturv speetruuis. The Freisiuuige Zeitung, commenting upon rcceui army Ugisiai.uu, says tuere are ouiceis ol lue Ueriuuu army wliu gu ao far as to demand uiul Gcriiiuuj shall be able lo peace iu the Held a force equal lo the combined armies ol i'1'uuce aud llussia. in uiucr words, a population of oei,uuu,uoo must turn out as many soldiers as a popiuatiou of Uo, UOO,OULJ. TUe 1' reisiuiiige also says i;un if luese enthusiasts couid ba\e then ivay, all of the old wouien would be called into service, and ll lliiniis tuc\\ •vould prove about as effective as the old nian rcccnuy added lu lue resort c. A must dastardly crime is reported from Bnicubiuu, Luguind. Near there resides a lariuer named Barnes, wno uad a dauguier, a young uud ucauului girl, wno was wen known and tumors- .uly liked m iue uciguuui'uoud. Tuesday uer buoy, sml warm, was luuud near lie. lather's uouie. uer face uud been biu- lered to n jelly, appar. nuy with a oiudgeou. A iiaiidkorcmcf was found in uer mouth, wuere her assauaut huo stutt'ed ll 10 prevent her cries lor ussisi- auce beiug neard, Uer ciuimug was turn and disarranged, aud lue piac where the body was luuud snowed signs oi a desperate sirugg.e. A medical ex- umiuaiiun lue lacl uiai tue gin had been outraged. Kverytinug goes 10 show mat she nail made a mug struggle lo save herseli from iue ciulcno of Ue-r ussailaul, and mat Uie la Uer, ufior iiccuiuphsuiug his purpose, had uilled her iu escape airesi. The police are scouring lue country lor me murderer. A! A TIGER'S LOVE OF PtRFUME raloct of a Swccl .svcai t'lion Aiilumt Loudon Telegraph: A lady coriespou deul writes luuc iue receui arncie- li, IUIS Journal ou me luuueuce ui uiusie upon cerium annuals reminded uer oi u visa wuicn sue paid lour or nvi yciir; ago lu me country menagerie. bUo Wiu uccuiupauied by Uer oiutucr, Uie lau. Uev. J. ei. \\ ood, wno wisued lo ueniuu Pirate lo a party iue eileci ol scent tipu). iuu brute creation. "No sooner," sue states, "were we near the cages cuutaiu lug tUe lious uud tigers than lUey goi restless und rubbed tuemseives ugauiai mo bars, evidently recognizing u nicuu in my bromer. 'ibey recognized liia caresses with much pleasure, ihough apparently with Iho expectation ol suincUiuig more lo euiue. upon his taking it smith but Lie from one pocket and auuio pieces of lldck blown paper li'uin auolhcr, llieir exciieinciii lucreased. He puured a lulle lavender water upon the paper, and culling eacu animal by name, presented ll upuu a stick to the uivorou one, who, uu taking it, rubbeel the pa pel upon paws, cheeks and back, anil iu didged in other tiuttes, all expressive oi extreme delight When two annuals were hi oue cage, the favored possessor of the scent would Ho down upon the pupor aud roll over uud over upon tt to keep it from Its disappointed mate. The strange part of the mailer was that no other scent thau lavender water hud any ullruutloiis fur these creatures." New Jtutl (litis*. A now red gluss Is beiug made hi Ucruutuy. It is utilized lor bottles, goblets, and vases of various kluds, uud In photographic, chemical and other laboratories. By melting together Hue Hand, red oxldo of lead, carbonate oi potash, lime, phosphate of lime, cream of turtar, borax, red oxide of copper, uud bloxide of tin, a tratispttreut red glass of very lluu quality is obtiikicd. CUTS HORSES" THROATS. Vutimbio Run Claire Ktiiilnc stock; land' Fiitoeu iu ido'iitl* Week. Knu Olali'O, Wis., Nov. 15.—A sensation hits been catiaed here among horse owners, A valuable team of horses to purchusc which Jns. McDonald, a hard working teamster hud mortgaged his homo, were fottud with their throats out this morning. On the stall was slunk these words, "1 wll kill fifteen more tills week," Mayor Uro will offer a reward." An Iolele Suddenly Thritit Down Tout lluok Would product a Msimlon akin to 'oat txpat Ian INK! I>> tba anhapuy Individual who fvala iha A New Liglitniii"; War Ship Which is Being Built by Uncle Sam. To bo Known as the Aniiiiei) Ram, and Will be Practically Invulnerable. She Will Easily Plow Her Way Through the Enemy's Big War Ships. Chicago Times: A novel lighting machine for Uie new navy Is now in process of coiisU'UcUou at the iron works in Bath, Me. Nothing else ol earth, or air, or sea very union resembles this new demon of naval warfare, for she is neither gunboat, cruiser nor torpedo bout. She is, in fact, a. ram. a ponderous steel boat of high engine power und veiy little exposure tibove water, the intentions of the creator being for her to jab her pointed prow clear through Uie mulled or unprotected sides ol! any possible enemy she may encounter iu tlie defense of the Amerlcau coast line. The new vessel is called the Amnion defense ram, alter her inventor, aud Is the first of her tjp'i ever constructed. She is not yet finished, but Is well ui.dcr way, and could put to sea hi a very short time if exigencies of national relations demanded. lu designing her every feature thut would tend to adapt her the better to her single mode of attack wus carefully considered mid developed to tlie highest practicable degree. Other war ships, it is true, have powerful ram bows, und the reader has doubtless uut failed to observe tho dangerous spurs projecting from the bows of all our new cruisers. Tlie value of ramming In modern unvul warfare Is not overlooked in any of the vessels now built. But other war ships also carry powerful batteries of gnus, and, as a rule, torpedo outfits. The gun, the torpedo and the nun are the three great marine weapous, the greatest Importance beiug usually attached to the gun. The Amnion ram, however, will hnve uo torpedoes, uor will she carry any gtuis, save four small, rapid firing pieces, milled to her equipment as uu afterthought with a view of all'ordlug some protection against boat attacks. She is it ram, pure and simple, and uothlng else. She is not Intended to cruise or to capture prizes or to bombard cities and forts. Her single mission is to sally forth from u threatened heme port and to attack the hostile vessels, sinking them by means of blows from her deadly beak. Lying low in I lie water she oilers n poor tar get to the enemy's guns, ami, even if struck, she is Impervious to projectiles, which wtiild be harmlessly deflected trout her curved "turtle back" deck, clad with thick steel armor. Upon sighting the enemy the captain ot the ram would enter his conning tower, the walls of which aro formed of elgh teen inches of solid steel, and In tills safe retreat he would direct tlie move incuts of his destructive craft, his ut- lenllou undiverted by guns or torpe does, and Ids confidence and coolness streugtlteiied by tho knowledgo Unit ids vessel is practically Invulnerable to hostile guns. He would dash ut his foo relentlessly, seeking to strike him a fair blow, which, when properly delivered, would almost surely disable, If It did not at once sink, the most powerful battle ship. It is, of course, not to ho expected that it single ram like that Just launch ed could disperse a whole fleet. Slit could undoubtedly create considerable havoo single-handed, but It must not lie forgotten that she Is herself llablu to be ruuuned or torpedoed, nnd, whlhi she Is so constructed that Injury su* lamed m Hint way would probably bo less serious, than lu the case of oitlln n ry vessels she Is nevertheless exposed to these dangers. Tho tactics suggested by Admiral Aminen with these ruins is to send them forward at the beginning of the battle, letting them bear the brunt aud tuko the first shock of the conflict. When they had performed their mission—thut 1B, when they had sunk or disabled its many of the enemy's ships us possible—the reserve squadron of battle ships and large cruisers would conio up and complete tho victory. it Is tho admiral's belief that It would be much moio economical and sensible for tho United States to construct a fairly numerous fleet of such rams for purposes of coast defense than to make heavy ortlays for the larger aud more costly battle ships, although he concedes the necessity for a certain number of the hitler. He holds that five rams could be built for the cost of three largo battle fhlps, and, for ro- pelllug an attack from hostile imnor- clitils, they would be quite us etllcltmt, if not more so. Ho thinks that a given number of rums of his design could defeat twice that number of an enemy's buttle ships. The contract price of tho mm Is if0:il>,000; the cost of a first-class battle ship Is over ja.OOO.OCK), to which must bo added nil expensive armament of gmiB aud torpedoes. The rams ora eonipiimllvi'ly cheap to iniilu- tela; tho battle ships extremely expensive. Yet, on thn othor hand, tho rums have hut one sphere of usefulness. They uro useless for cruising purposes, for bombardment, for wuiuiorco de- ..a ......i l.t.. « « I.. . till I l_k>j ik tv_i IK kt _ . however, she Is lowered In the ivater' to a lighting draught of 15 feet 0 inches, and her displacement Is then increased lo li.lMU tons. Th' feature which is apt at first glance to strike the observer as uiost remarkable Is Uie peculiar shape of ihe hull. The lower portion of llw hull Instead of beiug parabolic, as iu other vessels, Is dish-shaped up lo a sharp knuckle," which runs completely around tho vessel, forming u sharp blitde, the edge ot which is onliuarily six inches beneath the surface of the water, but oue foot below at the lighting draught. This bladelike side Is u most notable characteristic of me ram. it was adopted not ouly to facilitate exit from an enemy's hull after ramming, but hi order that, after striking au uutagoulsfs side, the latter might be lipped—Indeed, literally cut—away. It ulso increases the destructive effect of u gigautic blow aud at tlie same lime Increases Uio ram's structural strength. Above this "knuckle," or blade, the shape of tic hull is that of a circular arc with a radius amidships of about thirty-nine feet. There is ill us formed a curvet' \eck, or "turtle back," which is aimond throughout, the thickness of armor tapering from six Inches at Uie "knuckle" lo two Inches at the crown of deck. Below the '"knuckle" extends an armor belt live feet deep, the thickness of this belt tapering from NIX to three Inches. The walls of the conning tower are eighteen Inches thick. The lower portions of the smokestack and the ventilators are protected with six inches of armor. All the armor is of steel. The new boat Is to be lighted with tlcctrlclty throughout and she will be submerged to lighting trim by means of Kingston valves in the various wat- ir-tlght compartments. (Artificial air Is to bo supplied through ducts connected with the armored ventilators, 'the force draft system will consist of two blowers for each lire room, delivering into an air-tight Htfe room. There will also be steam reversing gear, ash-hoist, turning enghu's, auxiliary pumps, engine room ventilating fans and distilling apparatus. The vessel is beiug eousuueted with a double bottom the enute length, twu f,cet between me shells, und divided mio numerous cells. The naming is on me luiiguudmul system, aud great sueugtn is given lo Uie structure by me longitudinals uud girders beiug continued lroin stem lo sieru. 'Hie vertical keel, lour of the longitudinal ir.imes, and Uio annul' shelves are to be wuter-light. Al every iweuty leet me transverse flames are also ~*> be water-light, so mat the space between ino outer uud Inner shells is divided mio mole thau seventy-live Water-light ooinparUueiils. The vessel above me Inner shell Is divided by transverse aud longitudinal bulkheads into ihiny two water-light compartments, maiauji iu aU about 100 cointiaruucnis. Tho engines are to be of the horizontal, aired acting inple-expauoiuii tj pe, with cylinders 'M aud 5u inches in diameter and yo inches stroke. The- indicated horse-power will be rl.SOO, ui 100 revolutions it minute. ICueh engine will have an auxiliary condenser, with combined air and circulating pump. The boat will have two double- elided boilers lit feet 0 inches hi diuiiie- ler by 11 feet 0 inches long, aud one slugle-eiided boiler of tho same dimensions all for a working pressure of lbu pounds to mo square Inch. It is Interesting to note Unit Uiero Is but one vessel in me wtirkl which bears even mo remotest resemblance to Uio Amnion rum. Tills Is the British torpedo rain l'olyphemus, a vessel built some eleven years ago. Sue is slightly larger than me Auimen ram, displacing 2,iH0 luus. Shu Is of steel, witn twin screws, and bus a speed ot about eighteen knots. Shu has a "lur- lle-buck" deck, and possesses eerlalu other pohus of resemblance to the Amnion rain, from which she differs, however, lu tho uuder-waler coutour und construction of her huh, and also lu the fact that she is not exclusively a ram, but Is Intended largely, If nut inahdy, to light villi torpedoes. She Is chlelly interesting as sbowuig Unit a vessel of low freeboard, "turtle Imcic," and high speed may bo boUi stable and seaworthy. Tito result of the trials of tho Am­ inen ram are to be looked for with tlie greatest Interest, both by the professional ami Uio non-professional observer. There can be no doubt that she will bo a valuable addition to the United States navy If she should fulfill Uie coutruot roimlromouta. STRIKE IS STILL ON. But Many of the Rebellious Men at the Carnegie Works Weaken. Question of Financial Support Becoming Serious—Costs $10,400 Per Week. DARED NOT RETURN HOME. Sail i'llte of a Mull Who Couldn't Kuinum- bor All lUu \\ lloV CoiumlKbloub. The olil man who sat by the roadside coughed violently, says the Detroit Tribune, lie- seemed lo have ouo foot lu thu grave, yet he was a wanderer, ragged uud forlorn. A little boy stared lu wonder at tho strange, decrepit figure. "Why don't you gu hoinoV" mo child demanded. The old man shuddered. Burying his face lu his hands he moaned miserably. "Don't cry." Tho words of comfort from tho tender Hps wrung me grlef-slticken heart. "Boy-" Ills boy trembled with age aud bodily weakness, —"1 dure not go homo." "Don't daroV" The youthful eyes grew big with ustoulshiticp t. "No. 1 do not dare." There was a world of sadness in his tones. "Twenty-seven years ago, boy, I left my home bright uud early. My wife kls-wl me fondly—" Teal's spiting to his eyes and rolled unheeded down his cheeks. —"and told ino to get some thread. Miirnr. towt'llim. mulches, n wanlilnuiihl Rioting ami Shooting at Home stead—Locked-Out Jlen Meet Today. I'lttshurg, Nov. 15— It is now 138 days since Uu sympathy sU'lko was Inaugurated by Uu members of Uio Amalgamated associaUou at mo Law- rciei vilio uud Beaver Fails plants, claiming Unit us fur as mo Luwreuco- viilo aud Homestead works were concerned the strike is over. Numbers of tho su'ikors at Lawrence- vllle uud Homestead are dlshrariouod and al tho same time mere are as many more who aro dewriulu.d to light It out If they cuu be supported. It Is the question of liuaucu whicli U Uie most serious problem ihey havo to deal with. The members of (lie advisory coiimdt- tee said today Unit there is no use holding out fa Is J delusions. "There aro about a thousand persons In Homestead aud ;i00 each lu Lawroucovlllo and Heaver Falls on the r.llef rolls," they say, " and of Uiese 800 havo families and Ihe Amalgamated associaUou contracts to pay tlicln $8 p'r week. Tho other 800 get $5 a week, making a total of $10,400 n week. That Is a severe drain on tlu organization composed of only 22,000 members. Outside the financial aid has fallen off until the qu.slion of finance is Indeed serious." ItlotL.i; uiul Shooting. Homestead, I*n., Nov. 15.—Detective (Jcorge Wulil was given a warrant today for the arrest of William Rntroff on tlie charge of aggravated assault and battery. • When ltutroff was found he wtts surround, d by a crowd of friends. Tho detective made known his mission, nnd after n struggle Uatrolt started to run. Wahl pursued, thing Into the air. Rnt­ roff was finally captured and nobody was hurt. This evening Charles Biylln, employed In the ini:i. while intoxicated, gave vent to several war-whoops which attracted it crowd and thin began tiring a revolver, creating a panic. Ulglln was finally suppressed by being put under arrest. A inns* ncetlng of lockod-out men will b> held tomorrow to discuss finances and strike benefits. TALKING AND SWEARING. TliorolK Couiililoruulu ijlilereueo lu tlteTwo uu liee'Ualoua. Detroit Free l'ress:—Thero had been n homicide in a saloon aud one man was telling all about It, even to mo uunulest uelail. He had seen it an uud knew what he was talking about, ho said, and notwithstanding everybody uud not huplicite confidence hi his state- mentis, nobody cared lo call him to ac- cuimt and make him show proof. Natur- uiiy sucn a man would be a good witness and at the examining U'ial hu wus put ou me stand. "What do you know about mis affair';" asked mo court. "Nothiu', your Honor," ho replied so promptly us lo startle, those who hud heard his story. "Didn't you," usked me surprised judge, "tell a number of people you ~id seen it all/" , ','. "los, your Honor." ..." "Then how dues it happen : , say here una yuu dun't unow auyUung about itV" "\\ ell, It's this way, yer Honor," he said, with a redeeming blush, "1 wus only talkin' then, an' now I'm sweatv In'." The court noted the distinction. Juinlm hiiu u Siiucuusor. l'oor Jumbo, whose depurturo from the, zoologieal gardens lor America, where he met so untimely a death, wus at one time a question of absorbing lute best, has it worthy .successor, says Uie Loudon News. Jung i'aslta, the elephant brought over"by the prluco of Wines, was at mio liuie quilo n dwarf compared with the ilcpai\ed. iiiyuiito. He lias gt'owiuwuiti giown, however, until at the: present moment ho measures only, three luches less than Jumbo, an Inappreciable difference. ISvery day uie majestic beast may hi! seen iu tho ltegut i'tirk gardens, walk- lug with stately tread rouud the grounds carrying a full complement on' his back of Utile boys uud girls aud grownup people. i. Diet of VocnlUta. A musical wrlior states, that fish and incut diet prevail, und Unit tho Voice depreciates as families grow rtoh aud Increase tho amount of meat consumed. Naples and Genoa, where much fish Is eaten, give few of Italy's slug cm; and tho sweet voices of Ireland tiro fouutl hi tho country Uut not lu thu towns. In Norway too .much fish Is eaten for the production of singers, hut Swetleu Is a laud ot grain and song. The carnivorous birds croak; in..,til..mill,., lili^lu aim*

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