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WUMiJdKS OF THE WORLD
Dr. Talmago Talks For the Benefit
of the People.
The Disasters as Itleaslnfpi or the
Present Acp-(;r-I Itlrssinir KnjttyeU
Ily the IVople. of To-daj l'raia
V of the future.
While recently traveling and lecturing
in the West, R-v. T. Dj Witt Tnlmage
Flopped over one Sumluy at Katisns City
to rest and did not deliver his regular
sermon. However he gave out for pub
lication a sermon on "The Wonders of
This Ace," and based hit views on the
text, "1 Will Show Wondei in the
Heavens and in the Earth." Joel ii, 3).
Dr. Cumminc great and good man
would have told us the exact time of the
fulfil ment of this prophecy. As I stepjied
into his study in London on my arrival
from Paris just afier the French had sur
rendered at Sedan, the good doctorsaid to
me: "It is just as I to!d you about France;
people laughed at m because 1 talked
about the seven horn and the vials, but I
foresaw nil this from the Book of Daniel
and the Itook of Revelation." Not taking
any such responsibility in the interpreta
tion of the passage, I simply assert that
there is in it suggestions of many things
in our time.
Our eyes dilate and our heart quickens
its pulsations ah we read of events in th"
third century, the sixth century, the
eighth century, the fourteenth century,
but there are more far-reaching events
crowded into the nineteenth century than
into any other, and the last quarter bids
fair to eclipse the three quarters. Wo
read m the daily newspaper of events
announced in one paragraph and without
any special emphasis of events which a
Herodotus, n Jo-ephus, a Xenophoti, n
Gibbon would hnv taken whole rhnpters
or whole volumiis to elaborate. Looking
out unon our time we must cry out in the
words of the t-xt: "Wonders in the
heavens nnd in the earth."
1 propose to show that tho time in w hich
we live it wondei ful for disaster nnd won
derful for blessing, for there must by
lights and shades in this picture as in nil
others. Xeed 1 argue this day that our
time is wonderful for disaster!" Our
wo: Id has hnd a rough time since by the
hand of Uod it win bowled out into space.
It is an epileptic earth; convulsion after
conulsion; frosts pounding it with sledge
hammer of ic berg, nnd fire melting it
with furnaces seven hundred times heat
ed. It is n wonder to me it has lasted so
long. Meteors shooting by on this side
and grazing it, and meteors shooting by
mi tho other side and grazing it, none of
them slowing up for safetj-. Whole
fleets and uaviesand argosies an J flotillas
hi worlds sweeping all nbout us. Our
iirtii like a fish smack off the biuks of
Newfoundland, while the Etiuria aud
Germanic and the Arizona and theCity of
New Yoik rush by. Besides that, our
world has bv sin bieu d imaged iu its in
tei nni machinery and ever and anon tho
furnacs have burst, uud the walking
beams of the mountain have broken, nnd
the isiands have shipped u sea, and the
great hulk of the world has been jarred
with accidents that ever nnd anon tlireat-
tied immed'.-ite demolition. But it seems
to us as if our century were especially
chaincterizsd by disaster, volcanic, cy
clonic, oceanic, epidemic. I say volcanic,
beciusean earthquake is only a volcano
hushed ui. When Strntiiloli and Coto
paxi nml Vesuvius stop breathing, let the
ionizations of the e nth beware. Seven
th tiisimd earthquakes in two centuri?sro
cor led in the catalogue of the British As
so'intio'i. Trajan. t'ie Hmpernr, goes to
Hiick-ii' Atitiocli tin 1 n'nid the splen lors
of h s recepllo i is met by nil earthquake
flittf tto.irli ilniifrnVp. the Tymnet irTs lift
"Lisbon, fair and beautiful at one o'clock
on Nov m her 1, 1 ".". in six minutes fiO.lW
Irivo peri-hed, and Voltaire writes of
tin m: "For that region it was tho last
juilmeiit. nothing wanting but a trum
pet!" Europe and Auinca feeling the
throb; 1 . K) chimney, iu Boston partly or
But the disasters of other centuries have
hail their io.iiitcip.irl in our own. In l12
Caracas was caught iu the grip of the
parihquukc; iu 1SJJ, in Chili, lfKi.OJ ) square
miles of bind by volcanic force upheaved
to four nnd seven feet of permanent eleva
tion; in ISM .Inpau felt the geological
agony; Naples ha ken iu 1SVT; Mexico in
lsV; Medo-a, the capital of the Argentine
Republic, iu INil; Manilla terrorized in
lNkS; the Hawaiian islands by such force
jphlted and let down iu 1M1; Neva la
shukeii iu 1T1; Anliochin 72; California
in l'2: San Salvador in l'.i', while in livS.
tsh-it stibterjnnean excitement! Ischit.
au island of th-i Mediterranean, n lienutt
ful Italian watering place, vineyard clad.
urrunded by all natural charm and his
torical reminiscence; yonder Capri, thu
summer tesort of tho Koinau KniKTors;
yonder Naples, the paradise of art this
beautiful island suddenlv toiiple 1 tntoth"
trough of the enrth, SO'O merry-makers
pcr.shing. nnd some of them so far down
beneath the tench of human obsequies
ihat it may be sa d of many a one of them
is it was of Moses, "The Lord buried him."
Italy weeping, all Europe weeping, all
Christendom weeping where there weie
iieaits to sympathize and Christians to
pray. But while the nations were
measuring that magnitude of dlsistei,
measuring it, not with the gold-n rod
Ilk that with iv!i ch the angel measured
Hea en. but with the black, ru.e of death,
Jata, of the Indian aichipelago, the most
fertile i-land of nil the earth, is ciught in
the giip of the earthquake and mountain
after mountain goes down, and trty after
city, until that island, which produces
the healthiest lievcrago of nil the world,
his pioduced the ghastliest accident of
the century. One hundied thousand peo
ple dying, dying, dead, dead.
But look at the disasters cyclonic. At
the mouth of the Ganges are tluee islands
tho Hottiah. the Sundeep nnd the Dakin
ShalKicpore. In the midnight of Octotn-r,
ls77, on those three island, the cry was:
The waters! the water-!" A cyclone
arose nnd rolled the sen over tho-e three
islands, nnd of a poiiulntion of SI .VM.
215,00 J w ei e drowned. Only those were
aed who had climbed to the top of the
highest trees. l.d on ever see a cyclone?
Nor Then I prav God ou may never see
one. 1 saw one on the ocean, and it stv pS
lis s, H) miles back from cur course, and for
thirlj -six Lours during the cvclone and
alter St we evp?cted every moment
Jo go to the I oitom. They tohl u
bifore we retired at nine o'clock
that the barometer had f.VIen. but at
eleven o'clock a, night we were awakened
with the stock of the waves. All the
lights out! Crash! went nil the life boats.
W a tors rushing through the skylights
dow :i into tho cabin nnl down the furnace
untfl thv his-ed and smoSed m the lel
U51 Sev-n hundred people praying,
blaspheming", shrieking. Oar great ship
poised a :nomnt on the top of n mountain
oi ph vtphorescent lire and then plunged
down, down, down, until it oaud as if
she newr would fgiin lw righted. Ah!
yiunewr want to eo a eye'one at sea.
But 1 wa in Miuneota where there was
one of these cyclones on land that swept
tue c.ty of Kociester from its foundations
0n uud took dwelling houses bjrus, men.
o:nen, children, horses cattle, aud tossed
P 'lu lnl discriminate ruin, and lifted
-Rail tram and dashed it down, a m ghtier
hand than that of tho engineer on the air
brake. Cyclone in Kansas, cyclone in
Missouri, cyclone in Wisconsin cyclone
in Illinois, cyclone in loiva. Satan, pnncx
of the power of the air, never made such
cyclonic disturbances as he has in oar day.
And am I not right in saying that one of
the characteristics of the time in which
we live is disaster cyclonic?
But look at the disasters oceanic. Shall
I call the roll of the dead shipping? Ye
monsters of the deep, answer when I call
your nntnes. Ville do Havre, th Schiller,
City of Boston, the Melville, the President,
the Cimhria. But why should I go on
calling the roll when none of them answer,
and the roll is as long as the white scroll
of the Atlantic surf at Cape Hatteras
breakers? If the oceanic cables could re
port all the scattered life and all the
bleached bones that they rub against in
the depths of tho ocean, what a mes.age
of pathos and tragedy for both beaches!
In one storm eighty fishermen perished
off the coast of Newfoundland, and whole
fleets of them off the coast of England.
God help the poor fellows off at sea and
give high seats in Heaven to the Grace
Darlings and the Ida L-j wises and the life
boat men hovering around Goodwin'
Sands" and the Skerries. The sea owning
three-fourths of the earth, proposes to
capture the other fourth and is bombard
ing the land all around the earth. The
moving of our hotels at Brighton Beach
backward one hundred yards from where
they ones stood, a type of what is going
on all around the world and on every
coast The Dead Sea rolls to-day where
ancient cities stood. Pillars of temples
that stood on hills geologists novr find
three-quarters under the water or alto
gether submerged. The sea, having
wrecked so many merchantmen and flot.l
Ia. wants to wreck the continents, and
hence disasters Oceania
Look at the disasters epidemic. I speak
not of the plague in the fourth century
that ravaged Europe, and in Moscow and
the Neapolitan dominions and Marseilles,
wrought such terror in the eighteenth
century, but 1 look at the yellow fever,
and the choleras, and the diphtherias, anil
the scarlet fevers and the typhoids of our
own time. Hear the wailing of Memphis,
and Shreveport, and New Orleans and
Jacksonville of tho last few decades.
From Huidivnr, India, where every
twelfth year :i,0)0.000 devotees congre
gate, the caravans brought the cholera,
and that one disease slew 1S,0'JO iu eight
een days iu Bossorah. Twelve thousand
iu one summer slam by it in India ami 'S,
000 iu Egypt. Disasters epidemic. Sum
of the finest monuments in Greenwood
and L'uirel Hill nnd Mount Auburn are to
doctors who lust their lives battling with
But now 1 turn the leaf in my subject,
and I plnnt the white lilies and the palm
tree umid the night shade uud the myrtle.
This age no more characterized by won
ders of disaster thau by wonders ot bless
ing. Blessing of longovity; the average of
hum-in life rapidly increasing. Forty
years now worth four hundred j'oars once.
Now I cun travel trom Manitoba to New
York iu three days and three nights. In
other times it would huve taken three
months. Iu other words, three days and
three nights now are worth three months
of other days. The average of human life
practically greater now than when Nonh
lived his It.VJ years and Methuselah lived
his JW2I years. Blessings of intelligence:
Tho Salmon I. Chus-s and the A bra hn m
Lincoln and Henry Wilsons of the com
ing time will not lie. required to lenm
to read by pine knot lights or seated on
shoemaker's bench, nor will the Fergusons
have to study astronomy while watching
the cattle. Knowledge rolls its tides
along every poor man's door, nnd his
children may go down and bat ho iu them.
If the philosophers of the last century
were called up to recite iu a class with our
Imys in the Polytechnic, or our girls at the
Packer, those old philosophers would be
sent down to the foot of the class because
they failed to answer the questions. Free
libraries in nil the important towns and
cities of the laud. Historical alcoes and
poetical shelves and magazine tables for
all thul desire to walk through them or sit
down at them Blessings of quick infor
mation. Newspapers tailing nil around
us as loaves iu u Septetulier equinoctial.
News three days old, rancid and stale.
We see the whole woild twice a day
through the newspaper at the breakfast
table, and through the newspaper at the
tea table, with an extia here and there
Blessing of Gospel proclamation: Doyou
know that nearly all the mis-ionnry so
cieties have been lm in this country?
aud nearly all the Bible societies and
marly all the great philnuthiopic move
ments? A secretary of ono of the de
nominations said to me tho other day iu
Dakota: "You were wrong when you said
our denomination averaged a new church
every day of the year; they established
nine in one week, so you ate far within the
truth " A clergyman of our own denom
ination said: "1 have just been out estab
lishing five mission stations." 1 tell you
Christianity is on the march, while infi
delity is dwindling into imbecility. Whilo
infidelity is thus dwindling nnd dropping
down into imliecility nnd indecency, tho
wheel of Ctuistianity is making nbout a
thousand revolutions iu a minute. All the
copies of Shakespeare and Tennyson aud
Disraeli and of any ten of the most popu
lar writers of the day. less in number thau
the copio of the Bible going out from our
printing presses. A few years ngo, in six
weeks, more than 2,0).UUi copies of the
New Testament purchased, not given
nwny, but purchased because the woild
will have it.
More Christian men in high official posi
tion to-dny m Great Britain and in the
United States than eer before. Stop that
falsehood going through the newspapers
1 have seen it in twenty that the judges
of the Supreme Court of the United States
are all infidels except one, Bv personal
acquaintance 1 know three of them to le
old fnshioneJ evangelic.il Christians, s.t
t.ng at th holy sacrament or our Lord
Jesus Christ, nnd 1 upiHe that the ma
jority of them are stanch believers in our
Christian religion. Ami then hear the dy
ing words of Judge Black, a man who had
leen Attorney-General of the United
States and who had been Secretary of the
United States, no strongei lawyer of the
centuty than Judge Black dying, his
aged wife kneeling by his side and he ut
tered that sublime and tender prayer:
O. Lord God. from w horn I derived my
existence and in whom I have always
trusted, take, my spirit to Thyself and let
Thy richest blessing come down upou my
Mary." The most popular book to-day is
the Bible, and the mightiest institution i
the Chuich. and the greatest name among
the nations nnd more honored than any
other is the name of Jesus.
Wonder of self-sacrifice. A clergyman
told me In the Northwest that for six
venrs he was a m ssionary at the extreme
North, living 400 miles from a post-office,
and sometimes he slept out of doors in
w inter, the thennoiittcr (V) and 05 degrees
below- zero, wrapped iu rnlb.t skins
woven together. I said: "1 it ptsible?
You do not mean it) and 65 degrees below
r-ro?' He sa d: "1 do. and 1 am happy."
All for Christ. Where i. there any other
being that will rally such enthusiasm?
Mother sew;ng thoir finger o:T o edu
cate their hoys for the gospsl ministry.
For nine years no luxury on the tab e un
til the course through grammar school
and college and theological seminary be
completed. Poor widow putting her in te
iuto the Lord's treasury, the face of Em
peror or President impresses! upon the
com not so conspicuous as the blood w-ith
which she earned it. Millions of good
men nnd women, but more women than
men, to whom Christ is every thing.
Christ fir: and Christ lat, and Christ
Why, this age is not so characterizsd by
invention and scientific exploration as it
is by gospel proclamation. Yoa can get
no tdea of it unless you can ring all the
church bells in one chtme, and sounci
the organs in one diapason, and gatha
the congregations of Christendom i&5
gloria In excels!. Mighty camp meeting
Mighty Ocean Groves. Mighty Cbautaa
quas. Mighty conventions of Christian
workers. Mighty general assemblies of
the Presbyterian Church. Mighty con
ferences of the Methodist Church. Mighty
associations of theBantist Church. Mighty
conventions cf the Episcopal Church. I
think before long the best investments
will not be in railroad stock or Western
Union, but In trumpets and cymbals and
festal decorations, for we are on the eve
of Ivictories wide and world-uplifting.
There may be many years of bard work
yet before the consummation, bat the
signs are to me so encouraging that I
would not bo unbelieving if I saw the
wing of the apocalyptic angel spread for
its last triumphal flight in this day's sun
set; or if to-morrow morning the ocean
cables should thrill us with the news that
Christ the Lord had alighted on Mount
Olivet or Mount Calvary to proclaim uni
Oyou dead churches wake up! Throw
back the shutters of stiff ecclesiaticism
and let the light of the spring morning
come in. Morning for the land. Morning
for the ea. Morning of emancipation.
Morning of light and love and peace.
Morning of a day in which there shall be
no chains to break, no sorrows to assuage,
no deception to shatter, no woes to com
passionate. O Christ, descend! Scarred
temple, take the crown! Bruised band.
Lake the scepter! Wounded foot, step the
throne! "Thine is the kingdom."
These things I say because I want yoa
to be alert. I want you to be watching all
thee wonders unrolling from the heavens
and the earth. God has classified them,
whether calamitous or pleasing. The di
vine purposes are harnessed in traces that
can not break, and in girths that can not
slip, and in buckles that can not loosen
and are driven by reins they must answer.
I preach no fatalism. A swarthy en
gineer at one of the depots in Dakota
said: "When will you get on the loco
motive and take a ride with us?" "Well,"
I said, "now if that suits you?" So I
got on one side tho locomotive, aud a
Methodist minister, who was also invited,
got on the other side, nnd letween us
were the engineer and the stoker. The
train started. The engineer had his hand
on the agitated pulse of tho great engine.
The stoker shoveled in the coal and shut
the door with a loud clang. A vast plaiu
slipped under us and the hills swept by,
and that great monster on which we rode
trembled and Iiounded and snorted and
raged as it hurled us on. I sni 1 to the
Methodist minister on the other side the
locomotive: "My brother why should
Presbyterians nnd Metho lists qu-irrel
about the decrees and free agency? You
see that track, that iron track; that is the
decree. You see this engineer's aim.
That is free agency. How beauti
fully they work together. They are
going to take us through. Wo could
not do without the track, and we could
not do without th- engineer." So I
rejoice day by day. Work for us all to do,
aud we may turn the crank of that Christ
ian machinery this way or that, for we
are free agents; but there Is the track laid
so long ago no one remembers it. laid by
the hand of Almighty God in sockets that
no terrestial or satanic pressure can ever
afreet And along that track the car of
the world's redemption will roll and roll
to the Grand Central depot of the nnllen
ium. I have no anxioty nbout the track.
I am only afraid that for our indolence
God will discharge us and get some other
engineer. The train is going through,
with us or without us. So. my brethren,
watch all the events that are going by.
If things seem to turn out right, give
wings to your joy. If things seem to turn
cut wrong, thiuw out the anchor of faith
and hold fast.
When Titnns play quoits they pitch
mountains; but who owns these gigantic
forces you have lieen reading about the
last two months? Whose hand is on the
throttle valve of the volcanoes? Whose
foot suddenly planted on the footstool
makes the continents quUer? G.)d! God!
He looketh upon the mountains and thoy
tremble. He totichetb the hills and they
smoke. God! God! I must le at peace
with Him. Through the Lord Jesus Christ
this God is mine. He is vours. 1 put the
earthquake that shook Palestine at the
crucifixion against all the down rockings
of the centuries. This God on our side,
we may challenge all the centuries of time
and all the cycles of etornity.
Those of us who are in mid-life may well
thank God that we have seen o many
wondrous things; but there are people
here to-day who will see the twentieth
century. Things obscure to us will be
plain to yoa yet. The twentieth century
will be ns far ahead of the nineteenth as
the nineteenth is ahead of the eighteenth,
and as you caricature the habits and cus
toms and ignorance of the past, others
will caricature this age. Some of you
may live to see tho sblmm-ring vail be
tween the material aud ths spiritual world
lifted. Magnetism, a word with which we
cover up our ignorance, will yet be an ex
plored realm. Electricity, the fiery coarser
of the sky that B-njamin Franklin
lassoed and More aud Bell and Ed son
have tried to control will become
completely manageable, and locomotion
will lie swiftened nnd a world of practical
knowledge thrown in upon the race.
Whether we depart in this century or
whether we see the cjen gates of a more
woudetful century, we will see these
things. It does not make much difference
whete we stand, but tho higher the stand
point the Inrger the prospect. We Will
seel hem from Heaven if we do not se
them rom earth. 1 was at Fire Island,
Long Island, and I went up in th cutoIa
from which they telegraphed to New
York the approach of vessels hours before
they come Into port. There is an opening
in the wall, and the operator puts his tele
scope through that opening and looks out
and sees vessels far out at sea. While I
was talking with h m he went up and
looked cut. He said: "We are ex
pecting the Arizona to-night." 1
said: "Is it possible vou know all
know a mna's
never mike a
Do vou know them as you
face?" He said: "Yes. I
mistake; lefore I see the
hulks, I often know them by the masts; I
know them all, I have watched them so
long." O, what a grand thing it is to
have ships telegraphed and heralded long
btfore they come to port, that friends may
come down to the tort and welcome their
long absent loved ones. So to-day we
take oar stand in the watch tower and we
look oil and through tho glass of inspira
tion or Providence, we look off and see a
whole fleet of sh p coming in. That i
the ship of Peace, flag with one star of
Bethlehem floating above the top gallants.
That is the ship of the Church, mark of
salt wave htgn ut on the smoke stack,
showing he has had rough weather, but
.1... -...;.. a' s,l.-alnH s.......!v. .-
and all is well with her. The ship of
i Heaven, mightiest craft ever launched.
I millions of passenger waiting for '
millions m,re, prophets and apostles and
martyrs in the cabin, conquerors at the
foot of the mast, while from the rigginc
hands are waving this war as ther know
us and we wave back again, for they are
our; thev went out from our own house
holds Ours! Hali! Ha.l! Put o the
h.ack: and put on the white. Stop toli.ng
the funeral bell and ring the wedding an
them. Shnt up the hearse and take the
chariot. Now th: ship comes around the
i groat headland. Soon she will trike the
wharf and we will go aboard her. Teart
for ships -going oat. Laughter for ships
coming in. Now she touches the wharf.
Throw on the planks. Block sot up that
gangway with embracing long lost
friends, "for you will have eternity of re
union. Stand back and give way until
other millions come on. Farewell to sia
c well to struggle. Farewell to
board for Heaves!
THE SAMOAN STORM.
Farther Particulars of the Disastrous Hur
ricane at Isimna Th Asarxiean Lowes
Oirr Fifty, While the (irrman Losses Are
Losdos, April L According to the lat
est particulars of the disastrous storm at
Apia, which have just been receive 1, te
storm burst uton the harbor suddenly.
The Geiman man-of-war Eber was tae
first vessel to draz her anchor. She b
came unmanageable nnd was driven help
lessly on the reef which run around th
harbor. She struck broadside on at six
o'clock in the morning. The shock csuCsj
her to lurch and to stagger back, and soe
sank In a moment in deep water. Most of
her men were under hatches and scarcely
a soul of them escaped.
The German war ship Ad!r was the
next to succumb. She was lifted bodily
by a gigantic wave and cast on her beam
ends on the reefs. A terrible straggle for
life ensued among the officers and sailors
aboard. Many plunged into the raging
surf and struck out, some reaching tks
shore in safety. Others clung to the rig
ging until the masts fell. Of those in the
rigging only two gained the shore. The
captain of the Adler and several other
officers were saved.
Meantime the United States steamship
Nipic had been dragging her anchors and
drifting toward the shore. The captain,
however, managed to keep control and
ran her on a sand bank. Boats were im
mediately lowered and the w hole company
saved with the exception of six men. Tueee
were drowned by the capsizing of a boat.
The United States steamship Vandalta
was carried before the gale right upon the
reef. She struck with a terrible shock,
burling the captain against a Gatllng
guu and he fell stunned. Before he could
recover a great wave swept the deck and
washed him and others away into the sea.
The vessel sank fifty yards from the Nip
sic and several of the officers and men
went down with her. Others perished
while making desperate efforts to swim to
the shore. Some of the ship's company
tried totave themseUet by clinging to the
rigging, but heavy and sw.ft running
waves dashed over them and one by one
they were swept away.
By this tim night had set in. Many
natives and Eurnpeaus hnd gathered on
the shore, all anxious to render assistance
to the unfortunate crews, but owing to the
darkness they were wholly unable to be
Soon after the Vandalia had sunk the
American war ship Trenton broke from
her anchorage and was driven upon the
wreck of the Vandalia, whence she drifted
to the shore. The tiottom of the Trenton
was completely stove aud her hold was
half full of water.
As morning broke, the German man-of
war Oiga, w hich had hitherto withstood
the gale, although much battered by the
heavy seas that constantly broke upon
her. became unmanageable and was driven
upon the bench, where she lay in a toler
ably favorable position.
The following is a record of the officers
and men lost: Eber The captain and all
other officers except one, and seventv-six
men. Vandalia The captain, four otticer!
and forty men. Nipsic Seven men. Ad
ler Altogether filteen persons. Mataafa
sent a number of his meti to the assist
ance of the wrecked ships. They ren
dered splendid aid in trying to fioal the
THE AVEU1CAN I0RFS.
Wabhi.voto., March Hi. The following
cable message dated yesterday has been
received nt the Navy Department:
Sterrtary of .Vary. iiuititon:
Hurricane at Apia. March 15. Every vessel
hi harbor on shore except KnglUh ruan-ofwi
Calliope, which trot to sea.
Trenton anil Vandalia total loses. Nipsic
beached; rudiler gone, may be saved. Chancer
against It. Will send hi r to Auckland If pos
sible. Vandilla lost four officers snd thirty-ntnc
men as follows: Captain SchoonmaUcr. Par
master Arms. I.lcub "uaiiI Sutton. Pay Clerk
ltoach. Henry lUker. W. Brisbane. William
Brown. Quartermaster Caspen. M. Cratfln. II
C Bails Thomas O. Downey. M. Kriccsoa. S.
C Gclirlnc. Ariolnh GoMner. George Gorman. U.
U Green. Joseph Grimn. K. M. Hammeur. John
lIanrhcll.C.H. IU kins W.Bow at. Frank Jouev,
Georgu Jordon, M. II. Joseph. John Kelley.
Thomas Kelley, N Klnsrlla. C I Kratior.
Charles Krati. Kr I.essnian. Georce Mernwe.
A Inter Montgomery. Thomas Kiley. II. P.
Stalnian. C. C Stanford. John Sims
G. H Wells. John Million!, Henry
Wlxte.l. Ankow. Ankepp. Per.dang. Techor.
The Nipsic lost seien men: George W. Callen,
Joseph Heap, David Kellcuer. William Wat
son. John Gill. Thomas Johnson, Henry Pout
sell. All saved trom the Trenton. Trenton and
Vandalia crews ashore. Nipsic's on board. All
torc possible sated.
German ships Adlcr and Kber total loss.
Olsa beached; may tie sated. German losses,
Important to send 3fti men home, at once.
Shall I charter steamers: can charter iu Auck
Lieutenant Wilson will remain In Auckland
to obey your orders.
Puller aoconnts by mall. KlMRCKLV.
Ad.-ices received by the naval author
ities here report that the storm raged dar
ing the ICtb and 17th instants.
The O ga was stranded but her crew
Seven merchant vessels anchored at
The following dlspatci has been sent to
Lieutenant Wilson for Admiral K'tnberly,
care of American Consul, Auckland:
Take such steps with recant to Nipsic and
wrecks and sending men home as you may
deem puper. Full power citen you. Morion
guhela sailed for Apia February SI.
Collision and Loss of Life in a Dees
OsTEJsD.Belgium. March 31. The steamer
Countess of F.anders was run into of!
Dunkirk yesterday afternoon by the Bel
gian mail boat Prince Henri during a
dense fog. The Countess of F anders was
lost. Her captain, first lieutenant, nine of
the crew and three of the passengers
wer drowned. Prince Jeroaae Bona
parte was among the rescued. The
Countess of Flanders was cut ia two;
the forepart at once sank. The Princess
Henrietta took the afterpart ia tow and
started for this port, but had procesded
only a short distance when the portion of
the wreck, which she had in tow, capsiged
and went down. The Countess of Flan
ders plied between Ostend and Dover, and
was ou her way to Dover wbea the colli
Hough oa Ararneaa Lard.
Cm: of Mexico, March 31. The Board
of Health has pronounces! American lard
in adulteration, unfit for use, and pro
hibited its sale. This action has been
iBstained by Minister Bulla. It will t
effective throughout the Republic, and in
structions have been given to al! custom
hesses. Another roliUcal Startler.
Little Kock. Art, April L Joseph
Smith, a prominent Republican poiitictan
of Howard County, was shot and killed
last evening by Dan Richmond, one saile
from Plammerville. He recently rendered
detective's service in investigating the
Clavton as.isin: on.
Iturnrst te tvrath.
tt: Jonx, N. B., April L Robert Lock e,
an oL-wealXhy and respected resident of
Sail Springs. Kings County, was burned
to death yesterday morning. The hcase
caught tire and he saved his family, and
tftea went back into the burning building
to saTe some papers. He eras sixty-foor
Kvirttona la resasytvaala.
EKTHLcaca. Paw March SL The sheriff
and hi depet.ee yesterday evicted Mrs.
Schawder, aged jereaty years, and ker
invalid daughter Is Xcrristowa towmskift
MoatgosBery Coanty. Beta women re
sisted, aai the dasrtter eras earnest
aaaxrfa. ' 2 "
Tfcer Are Esreestiesly Crete aad Mtoal
Be WupsTM sid Bv aaaerteaa Tools.
"I have just got back from a trip to i
China, nam an American trie other
day, 'and the one thin that struck
me moi lorcioiy u. au wio uucs. aBrdpico;of w-.tas wno told
things to bo wwn there was tho .fc liiC lru.j wtuch wocid cicar a pnoa
wretched agricultural implements the cr, a mcdicul practitioner who takes h:s
people use. I am in that line of bus!- ' patient's money when he knows he l ilxveg
iv.self. vou know, and that is tho
t. I suppo-e. why the want of
pood tools impressed me o much. If
the Chinese are as shrewd and invent
ive a they claim to be. why have they
u.sed for thousands of years a plow
that is simply abroad blade fastened to
one rousrh handle and never cuts the
ground deeper than six inches, gener-
ally two of three? Thev thret-h ret
with a stone roller and winnow by
tossing1 the grain into the air. For
a harrow they umj a hoe. and every
tblnr; else about the farm is on a simi
lar scale. The nation is largely com
posed of farmers, and there ought to
be a splendid market there for Ameri
can implements. One great obstacle
in the way. of course, is the consei va
Uve spirit of the people and another
their extreme poverty; but- if they
could once be waked up to the possi
bilities that lie in the use of decent
farming tools the magnitude of the
demand that would ensue would well
repay the pioneer manufacturer who
risked some money in the endeavor.
If I could only pick up some cute
washee-washee man in this city, who
could ipcak enough of Kngli-h for me
to understand him. and who hnd busi
ness Hcpaeity enough to go among his
countrymen i.ndshow them how to use
and sell the machines, i think I could
make my fortune and his in a short
time." N..Y. Tribune.
The Tariff on Pharaoh.
M. Maspero, the eminent Kgyptol
ogil, told an amusing story of an
early extwrienee with custom-house
officials in the course of a lecture which
he delivered recently at Hrusscls. Ho
had landed a case containing a superb
mummy, an authentic Pharaoh of the
fcixteonth century IJ. C. tit some
European port which, he did not say
and. having declared the nature of
it- content's, he counted on seeing it
passed without further trouble. Hut
the ofliccr insisted on opening tho
case; and after a minute inspection of
the iirticle inside iL of which he could
make nothing, though ho concluded
that it must be valuable from tho care
with which it was packed, he told the
archa;ologist that he would have to
levy duty on iL "What! duty on an
Egyptian Pharaoh?" asked M. Mo
pero. laughing heartily at thu notion.
The official searched the tariff-table
carefully, but of course it threw no
light on the matter. "It is true." he
paid, "that Pharaohs are not men
tioned in the tariff: but they aro duti
able all tho same, for they come under
the head of uncltissed articles.' and
are subject to the maximum rate a
Mich." And great Pharaoh dead, if
not exactly turned to rlny. was passed
through tho custom-house as "dried
fish." the most highly taxed of imjMirt.
Manufacture of Celluloid.
The French manufacturers of cellu
loid now claim to produce the finest
possible description of that article
now made, and by the simplest process
yet attained. By this improved
method a roll of paper is slowly un
wound, being nt the same time satu
rated with a mixture of five parts of
sulphuric and two parts of nitric acid,
which falls upon the paper in a fine
spray. This changes the cclluloso of
the paper into pyroxyline or gun
cotton, and. the excess of the acid hav
ing been expelled by pressure. th
paper is plentifully washed with water
until all traces of acid have been re
moved, when it is reduced to a pulp,
and passes to the bleaching trough.
It is this (fun cotton which gives it its
explosive character. Most of the
water having been got rid of by means
of a strainer, the pulp is mixed with
from twenty to forty per cenL of Its
weight of camphor, and the mixture
thoroughlv triturated under mill
stones. The ncees-arj- coloring hnv
ing been added in the form of powder,
a second mixture and grinding follows;
and this pulp is spread out in thin
labs, which arc squeezed in a hydrau
lic press until they aro drj- as chips.
They are at this stage rolled in heated
rollers, coming out in clastic sheet,
and from this point they are worked
up into every conceivable form. N.
Mrs. Mead, of San Jacinto. Ca!.. re
cently plowed 100 acre) of ground with
a team of oxen.
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY, April t.
CATTLE Bhtpplni steer . I 3 vw Qt 1 sJ
HOGR GooJ to choice bear
No 1 soft ... ...
CORN So 1
OATS No t ..
KLOUR Patent, prr -aci
HA V Haled
HUTTEK Cno'ee crra;rjr.
CHEESE Pallcrcasa . .
ShoalJert .. ... ...
POTATOES .. . .
CATTLE ?blrpln Vr
Hatchers Wr .
HOGS rackins . - -
sHEKP-Kair to ehorre
FLOCK CSetre . .
WHEAT N : red
COKN No. 5 .. -
OATS No. 5..
EYE No. - -.
CATTLE r-btTTasy :
HOG? Pacifcyraad siir-p-sx
5HEEP-rar - eiie
FLOCE Winter i'st ....
WHEAT -v-tvSred ..
OATS KtvS . - -
RYE-No-i" ... - ....
POJ1K . .
CATTLE Osacstaa to jsb&c.
HOGS Gsd to Khsat: ..
FLOUR Good V c&Oee . .
WHEAT No. srei
OATS Westers rixe-.. -BL
t1-t.lt Crenseij ,, ..
msJTism i is4. imsm
U9i Q. K
Honesty and Intetfigence.
It pays to be honest, yea say.
Yet how many are dishonest throsrh
Iraorasce. expedicccT. or intentionally
1 One can bi? dishonest and yet say nothing
' A cleric who let a cususmer buy a tSam-
; hl co!';
Ail are calpafciy dishonest.
tae dishonesty o: mciiical
men reminds us thst only tho pst wrc k
there nas cocse under our personal obser
vation a form of d hoaety which i. alaost
too mean for n&mucri.
It is generally known thst doctor b:nd
themselves by ctxlc, resolution and oaths
not to ue any advertised racdtone.. Now,
there is a tsedicmc oa the market which.
for the past Wn vrars, has arccmplthM
tr-arvelous imounl of gis-J in the cure
Ktdner and Liver dis-e, and dm-asr
rising fromthederaDC-mcnlof theecrril
org&ns, we refer to Warner" 8fe Cure.
8o wide-spread aro tho merits of this med
wise that tho majority cf the doctors of
this country know from actual ertiletico
that it will care Advanced Kidney Disease,
which is but another came fur Bright' Dis
ease. The medical profession have put them
selves ou record as admitting that them is
no cure for this terrible malady, yet there
are physicians base enough and dihocrsi
enough to procure Warner's Kfc Cure In a
surreptitious manner, put the same iuto
plain, four-ounce vials, and charge their pa
tients t&O) pervtaL when asixtes-a-oenco
bottle of the remedy, in iu original p. k.
ace, can be bought at any drug store iu the
world for II 2S.
Perhaps the devtor argues that the cure
of the patient justifies his dishonesty, jrt
he will boldly stand up at the next county
medical mot-lmg and denounce Warner s
Sfe Cure a a patent medicine, and one
which he ran not and will nut use
The fiuH is that the poiple are waklnc. up
to the truth that the aieUto! profession is
far from honest, nnd that it does not pos
sess a monoiioly of wivlom in the curiuc of
disease, dis?torlng the many symptom of
k.tiney disease, instead of striking at th
seat of die.is. - the kidneys themvr,
allowing patients to die rather than use a
remedy known to bo a txcirlc, simply
because It has Iwcn ad vertucd. and t lion is
tients uro deud from Advanced Kidney Di
euse, still practicing: tletvptlon by gl mf the
cause of death in their certificate a pucu
motiia. dropsy, heart disease, or Mjrue other
accompanying effect of Hright Disease.
All this It- iritiXfiv.t evidence of im-om.
petencv, biirotry and dishoursty
We speak but tho truth hen we say that
Messrs, H. H. Warner A: Co. hivc dne a
most philanthropic .worw for the pot ten
cars in educating tho people up to the
knowledge they now enjoy, civlaSy f
mnludles growing out of diseases of the
Kidne.s and Liver, and are deserving of
ail praise for their honesty aud straight
forwardness in exposing shams and d.s
honcsty of all kinds A'r.
Frw root crops are more profitable thnn
carrots. They are au eirtrllrnt Ud fr
horses and rolts. and they stimulate th
flow of milk in cows.
The Faults ami TollUs m th Agm
Are numerous, but of the latter none is
more ridiculous than the promiscuous nu
random us of laxative pill aud otherdras
tic cutharue. These wrench, convulse'aiid
weaken ttoth the stomach and the bowels. It
IlosU'tter's Stomach Bitters be usrsl iu
stead of these no-remedies, theresult is ac
complished without pain aud with creat
tH'iiefll to the bowels, the stomach and the
liver. Use this remedy when consultation
manifests itself, and "thereby prevent It
from becoming chrome.
M.Ktsorws! butter is not the simples'
thing imaginable, ind it l not an except! n
to the rule that knowledge is essential t
En eras-tag at HalMIng. rortrmlta, T.tr.
If you wnnt EtigrsTtn? of any dcr!p-
tion Building, lortraiis. Mncntnrry
Maps, Pats. flc wr t to u for sainp1
and price. Only pi
of the Mississippi run bv
A. N. Kklujou IN'rwsrArgisCo..
Kansas City, Mu.
Es.at.tsn army nuthontlc are consider
Ine a project for enlisting youric boy an
lettmj: thctn urow up into idier
The prevalence of Malaria In larre
tiou of country where, uftt.it rets-r.tir, I'
ha never leen known, l r"teay of ex
planation If you are a sufferer. U wt l tr
more interesting to you U kumr how V
get well. A few doe of 8hiieuh'rjre
Antidote will do the work, and do It irarv
lilnuiy The medicine I prompt In drtr j
tug the tioison, ami alvvaT afe. even 1 r
young children, tiold by DrucKist
Ki.0iN ha become o popular amonc
ladies upon the continent that miirac
vents include it in thir curn-uium.
Mr fnend. look hep' ymi know tunvwral
and nervous vour wife is, and you knrw
That Carter s Iron 1111s will rebeve her, r.o.t
why not be fair about it and buy her a box
Crcu.;ii has become the race in parts of
S;aiD. and larpe number of machines orr
bcltij: shipped to BarecUitiA.
Fon strengthening andrleannj th voire
use Brown' Broncmal Trr:te l hare
commended them to friends who wore pub
lie speakers, and they have proved extreme
ly serviceable." J!tc llnry Ward IXrtO-er
Tut iruitar S becotuinj: very f AtbJoaiMe
A Ifcvr. in Tirte Kare Nine of Hale' II t
ev of Horef-mind ar.l Tar for rouchs
Tike's Toothache Drut Cure in one sample
Trrr rsret and cb' tret at prerfcoos sta.s
is caljrusi. It is rala'sj at ZJZ:1 an oucce
AST one can take Carter's U!tle. liver
Pills, they are o very smalt, ? trvuin U
swallow. "o pain or rnpine after taVici?
Tpk sa. Is reported, of a pteee ! prcjj-rtT
ta Chijr at the rale of ll.TJa square itch.
lr af3sr:erl -v.fc Sre Eve ne Dr Ijum:
Tlnvra" Kye Water Drarrttltjt 2V
Eerjt5T ratsJ ! aVskS tmXr (Butt far'
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