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A POOR INVESTMENT.; J
Dr. Talmas e Preaches to the People
of Topeka, Kan.
The Value of Earthly steward at a Cam
pensatioa For the Baal The World a
Poor Credltef of Mortals Tha Oaly
Hope of Salvation.
Dr. Talmage,. the noted .Brooklyn
divine, preached to a large, concourse of
people at Topeka, Kan., daring hm late
western trip. The subject of the .sar
in on was, "A" Poor Investment" and
the text Isaiah lil: 3: "Ye have sold
selves for nought; and ye shall be
:med without money." He said:
je lord's people had pone headlong
n, and as a punishment they had
been carried captive to Babylon. They
found that iniquity did not pay. Cyrus
seized Babylon, and felt so sorry for
these poor captives that, without a dol
lar of compensation, he let them go
home. So that, literally, my text was
fulfilled: "Ye have sold yourselves for
nought; and ye shall be redeemed with
There is enough gospel in tho text for
fifty sermons. There arc persons here
who have, like the people of the text,
sold out. You do not seem to belong
either to yourselves or to God. The
titlo deeds have passed over to the
"world, the flesh and the devil," but the
purchaser never paid up. "Ye have
sold yourjj-lvcs for nought."
When a man passes himself over to
the world he expects to get some ade
quate compensation. He has heard the
great things that the world docs for a
roan, and ho believes it He wants
4250,000. That will be horses and
houses, and a summer resort and jolly
companionship. To get it he parts
-with his physical health by overwork
He parts with his conscience. Ho parts
with much domestic enjoyment. He
parts with opportunities for literary
culture. He parts with his soul. And
so he makes over his entire nature to
the world. He docs it in four install
ments. He pays down his first install
ment, and one-fourth of his nature is
gone. He pays down the second in
stallment, and one-half of his nature
is gone. He pays down tho third in
stallment, and three-quarters of his
nature are gone; and after many years
have gone by he pays down the fourth
installment, and lo! his entire nature is
gone. Then he comes up to the world
and says: "Good morning. I have de
livered to you the poods. I have passed
over to you my body, my mind and my
soul and 1 have come now to
collect the two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars." "Two hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars?" says
the world. "What do you mean?"
"Well," you say, "I come to collect the
money yon owe mo nnd I expect you to
fulfill your pari of the contract"
"But," says the world, "I have failed.
I am bankrupt I cannot possibly pay
that debt I have not for a long while
expected to pay it" "Well," you then
say, "give me back the goods." "O,
no," sa3's the world, "they arc all gone.
I cannot give them back to you." And
there you stand on the confines of eter
nity, your spiritual character gone,
staggering under the consideration that
"you have sold yourself for nought"
I toll you the world is a liar; it docs
not keep its promises. It is a cheat and
It fleeces everything it can put its hands
on. It is a bogus world. It is a 6,000-year-old
swindle. Even if it pays tho
$2ft0,000 for which you contracted it
pays them in bonds that will not be
worth anything in a little while. Just
as a man may pay down $10,000 in hard
cash and get for it worthless scrip, so
tho world passes over to you the 150,000
that shape which w"l nt- be worth
a farthing to you xs. thousandth part of
a. second after you are dead.
,'ost mortem emoluments arc of no
.... . ...... .
, to you. nie treasures oi'inis worm
will not pass current in the future
world; nnd if all tho wealth of the
Hank of England were put in tho pocket
of your shroud, and you in the midst of
the Jordan of death were asked to pay
three cents for your ferriage, you could
not do it There comes a moment in
your existence beyond which all earth
ly values fail; and many a man has
wakened up in such a time to find that
ho has 6old out for eternity and has
nothing to show for it
History tell xis of ono who resolved
that he would have all his senses grati
fied at one and the same time, and he
expended thousands of dollars on each
sense. He entered a room, nnd thero
were the first musicians of the land
pleasing his car, and there were fino
pictures fascinating his eye, and there
were costly aroroatics regaling his nos
tril, and there were the richest meats
and wines and fruits nnd confections,
pleasing tho appetite, and thero was a
soft couch of sinful indulgence on
which he reclined; and the man de
clared afterward that he would give
ten times what ho had given if he could
have one week of such enjoyment, even
though he lost his soul by it! Ah! that
was tho rub! He did lose his soul by
Itl Cyrus the conqueror thought for a
little whilo that ho was making a fine
thing out of this world, and yet beforo
he came to his gravo ho wrote out this
pltlfnl epitaph for his monument: "I
am Cyrus. I occupied tho Persian em
pire. I was king over Asia. Begrudge
me not this monument" But tho world
In after years plowed up his sepulcher.
The world clapped its hands and
stamped its foot in honor of Charles
Lamb; but what does he say? "I walk
up and down, thinking I am happy, but
feeling I am not" Call the roll, and bo
nnlf.lt about it Samuel Johnson, tho
learned! Happy? "No. I am afraid
I shall some day get crazy." William
Hazlitt, the great essayist! Happy?
"No. I havo been for two hours and a
half going up and down Paternoster
Row with a volcano in my breast"
Smollet, the witty author! Happy?
"No. I am sick of praise and blame,
and I wish to God that 1 had such cir
cumstances around me that I could
throw my pen into oblivion." Bu
chanan, the world-renowned writer,
exiled from his own country, appealing
to Henry VIIL for protection! Happy?
"No. Over mountains covered with
snow, and through valleys flooded with
rain, I come a fugitive." Molicre, the
popular dramatic author! Happy? "No.
That wretch of an actor just now re
cited four of my lines without the
proper accent and gesture. To have
the children of my brain so hung,
drawn and quartered, tortures mo like
a condemned spirit"
I went to see a worlding die. As I
went into the hall I saw its floor was
tessellated, and its wall was a picture
gallery. I found his death chamber
adorned with tapestry until it seemed
as ifthe clouds of the setting sun had
Eettled in the room. The man had
given forty years to the world his wit,
his time, genius, his talent, his soul
Did the world come in to stand by his
death bed, and clearing off the vials of
bitter medicine, put down any compen
sation? O. no! The world does not
like sick and dying people, and leaves
them in the lurch. It ruined this man
and then left him. He had a mageifl
cent funeral. All the ministers wore
scarfs, and there were forty-three car
riages in a row; but the departed man
appreciated not the obsequies.
I want to persuade my audience that
this world is a poor investment; that it
does not pay ninety per cent of satis
faction, nor eighty per cent, nor
sweaty per cent, nor two per ceat, I
oae; that it vivas ao solace when a
dead babe lies on your lap; that it gives
mo peace whan ceBscfaaos rings aa
alarm; that It giveVne-explaastioa ia
the day of dire.troable; and at the time
of your decease it takes hold of the
pillow case, and shakes ont the feath
ers, and then jolts down in the
place thereof sighs, and groans,
and execrations, and then makes yon
put your head on it O, ye-who have
tried this world, is it a satisfactory por
tion? Would you advise your friends
to make the investment? No. "Ye
have sold yourselves for nought" Your
conscience went Your hope went
Your Bible went Your Heaven went
Your God went When a sheriff under
a writ sells a man out, the officer gen
erally leaves a few chairs and a bed
and a few eups and knives, but in this
awful vendue in which you have been
engaged the auctioneer's mallet has
come down upon .body, mind and soul:
Going! Gone! "Ye have sold your
selves for nought."
How could you do so? Did yon
think that your soul was a mere trinket
which for a few pennies you could buy
in a toy shop? Did you think that your
soul, if once lost might be found again
if you went out with torches and lan
terns? Did you think that your soul
was too short lived and that, panting,
it would,soon lie down for extinction?
Or had you no idea what your soul was
worth? O, my brother, what possessed
you" that you should part with your
soul so cheap? "Ye have sold your
selves for nought'
But I have somo good news to tell
you. I want to engage in a litigation
for the recovery of that soul of yours.
I want to show that you have been
cheated out of it I want to prove, as
I will, that you were crazy on that sub
ject, and that the world, under such
circumstances, had no right to take the
title deed from -you; and if you will
join me I shall get a decree from the
High Court of Heaven reinstating you
into the possession of your soul.
Money is good for a good many
things, but it ennnot do anything in
thb matter of the soul. You cannot
buy your way through. Dollars and
pounds sterling mean nothing at the
gate of mercy. If you could buy your
salvation, Heaven would be a great
speculation, an extension of Wall
street Bad men would go up and buy
out the place, and leave us to shift for
ourselves. But, if money is not tho
lawful tender, what is? I will answer:
Blood! Whose? Are wo to go through
the slaughter? O, no; it was a richer
blood than ours. It wants a king's
blood. It must be poured from royal
arteries. It must be a sinless torrent
But where is the. king? I see a
great many thrones and a great many
occupants, yet nono seem to be coming
down to the rescue. But after awhile
the clock of night in Bethlehem strikes
twelve, and tho silver pendulum of a
star swings across the sky, and I see
tho King of Heaven rising up, and he
descends, and steps down from star to
star, and from cloud to cloud, lower
and lower, until ho touches the sheep
covered hills, and then on to another
hill, this last skull-shaped, and there at
the sharp stroke of persecution a rill
incarnadine trickles down, and wc who
could not be redeemed by money arc
redeemed by precious and imperial
Wc have in this day professed Chris
tians who are so rarefied and cthcrcal
ized that they do not want a religion of
blood. What do you want? You seem
to want a religion of brains. Tho Bible
says: "In the blood is the life." No
atonement without blood. Ought not
the apostle to know? What did he say?
"Yo are redeemed not with corruptible
things, such as silver and gold, but by
the precious blood of Christ" No
blood, no atonement
I think that God intends to impress
us with a vividness of that color. Tho
green of the grass, the bluo of the sky,
would not havo startled and aroused
us like this deep crimson. It is as if
God had said: "Now, sinner, wake up
and see what tho Saviour did for you.
This is not water. This is not wine. It is
blood. It is the blood of My own Son.
It is the blood of the Immaculate. It
is the blood of God." Without tho shed
ding of blood thero is no re
mission. There has been many
a man who in courts of law
has pleaded "not guilty," who neverthe
less has been condemned because there
was blood found on his hands, or blood
found in his room, and what shall we
do in the last day if it be found that we
have rccrucificd the Lord of Glory and
havo never repented of it? You must
believe in the blood or die. No escape.
Unless you let the sacrifice of Jesus go
in your stead jou yourself must suffer.
It is either Christ's blood or your blood.
Guilty of this homicide, and this regi
cide, and this doicidc, confess your guilt
to-day. Ton thousand voices of Heaven
bring in tho verdict against you of
guilty, guilty. Prepare to die or be
lieve in that blood. Stretch yourself
out for the sacriOco or accept tho Sa
viour's sacrifice. Do not fling away
your one chance.
It seems to mo as if all Heaven were
trying to Tjd In your souL The first
bid it makes is tho tears of Christ and
the tomb of Lazarus, but that is not a
high enough price. Tho next bid
Heaven makes is the sweat of Gcth
semanc, but it is too cheap a price. The
next bid Heaven makes seems to bo
the whipped back of Pilate's hall, but
it is not a high enough price. Can
it be possible that Heaven cannot buy
you in? Heaven tries once more.
It says: "I bid this time for that
man's soul the tortures of Christ's
martyrdom, the blood on His temple,
tho blood on His check, the blood on
His chin, the blood on His hand, the
blood on His side, the blood on His
knee, the blood on His foot the blood
in drops, the blood in rills, the blood in
pools coagulated beneath the cross; the
blood that wet the tips of the soldiers
spears, the blood that splashed warm
in tho faces of His enemies." Glory
to God. that bid wins it! The highest
price that was ever paid for anything
was paid for your soul. Nothing could
buy it but blood! The estranged prop
erty is bought back. Take it "You
have sold yourselves for nought; and
ye shall be redeemed without moner.
I do not know how you will get away
from this subject You see that you
arc sold out and that Christ wants to
buy you back. There are three per
sons who come after you to-day: God
the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Ghost They unite their three
omnipotences in one movement for your
salvation. You will not take up arms
against the Triune God, will you? Is
there enough muscle in your arm for
such a combat? By the highest throne
in Heaven, and by the deepest chasm
in hell, I beg you look out Unless you
allow Christ to carry away your sins,
they will carry you away. Unless you
allow Christ to lift you up, they will
drag you down. There is only one hope
for you, and that is the blood. Christ,
the sin offering, bearing your trans
gressions. Christ the surety, paying
your debts. Christ, the diviae Cyrus,
loosening your Babylonish captivity.
Would you not like to be free? Here
is the price of your liberation not
money, but blood. I tremble from head
to foot, not because I fear y oar presence,
but because I fear that you will miss
your chance for immortal rescue. Thb
is the alternative diviaely put: "He
that believeth oa the Soa shall have
everlasting life, and he that believeth
aot oa the Son shall not sea life, bat
the wrath of God askkta eaaiav" Ia
the last day, if yoa bow tejaet Carlst,
every drop of that sacrificial blood, ia
stead of pleading for your release as it
would have pleaded if job had repeats,
will plead against you.
Some years ago there came dowa a
fierce storm on the sea coast, aad aves
sel got ia the breakers and was goiaff
to pieces. They threw up some slgaal
of distress, aad the people onshore saw
them. They put out ia a lifeboat
They came on, and they saw the poor
sailors, almost exhausted, clinging to a
raft; and so afraid were the boatosea
that the men would give up before they
got to them, they gave them three
rounds of cheers, and cried: "Hold on,
there! bold on! We'll save you?"
After awhile the boat came up.
One man was saved by having the boat
hook put in ihe collar of his coat;
and some in one way and some la
another; but they all got into the boat
Now," says the captain, "for the
shore. Pull away now, pull!" The
people on the land were sfrafd the life
boat had gone down. They said: "How
long the boat stays. Why, it must have
been swamped and they have all per
ished together." And there were men
and women on the pier heads and on
the beach wringing their hands; and
while they waited and watched they
saw something looming up through the
mist and it turned out to be the life
boat As soon as it came within speak
ing distance the people on the shore
cried out: "Did you save any of them?"
And as the boat swept through the
boiling surf and came to the pier
head the captain waved his hand over
the exhausted sailors that lay flat on
the bottom of the boat and cried: "All
saved! Thank God! All saved!" So
may it be to-day. The waves of your
sin run high, the storm is on you, bul I
cheer you with this gospel hope. God
grant that within the next ten minutes
we may row with you into the harbor
of God's mercy. And when these Chris
tian men gather around to see the re
suit of this service, and the glorified
gathering on the pier heads of Heaven
to watch and to listen, may we be able
to report all saved! Young and old,
good and bad! All saved! Saved for
time. Saved for eternity. "And so it
came to pass that they all escaped safe
Something of the Ill'tory of That Ancient
Tiie original building of the bridge
cannot be discovered. As long as we
know anything of London the bridge
was there. For a long time It was a
bridge of timber, provided with a forti
fied gate one of tho gates of the city.
In the year' 1091, .the chronicler relates
that on the feast of St Edmund the
Archbishop; at the hour of six, a
dreadful whirlwind from the southeast,
coming from Africa thus do authors
in all ages seize upon the opportunity
of parading their knowleflgo "from
Africa!" all that way! blew upon the
city, and overthrew upward of six hun
dred houses and several churches
greatly damaged the Tower, and tore
away tho roof and part of tho wall of
St Mary lo Bow, in Chcapsido. During
the samo storm tho water in tho
Thames rose with such rapidity and
increased so violently that London
bridge was entirely swept away.
The bridge was rebuilt Two years
afterward it narrowly escaped destruc
tion when a great part of the city was
destroyed by fire. Forty years later it
did meet this fate in the still greater
fire of 11 '.". It was immediately re
built, but I suppose hurriedly, because
thirty years later it had to bo con
Among the clergy of London was
then living one Peter, chaplain of a
small church in the Poultry where
Thomas a Bcckct was baptized called
Colcchurch. This man was above all
others skilled in the craft and mystery
of bridge-building. He was perhaps a
member of tho fraternity called tho
Pontific (or bridge-building) Brothers,
who about this time built the famous
bridges at Avignon, Pont St Esprit,
Cahors, Saintes, and La Rochclle. He
proposod to build a stono bridge over
the river. In order to raise money for
this great enterprise, offerings were
asked and contributed by king, citizons
and even the country at largo. The
list of contributors was written out on
a table for posterity, and preserved in
tho Bridge chapel.
This bridge, which was to last for
six hundred and fifty years, took as
long to build as King Solomop's temple,
namely, thrce-and-thirty yeats. Before
it was finished the architect lay in his
grave. When it was completed the
bridge was nine hundred and twenty
six feet long and forty feet wide Stow
says thirty feet; it stood sixty feet
above high-water; it contained a draw
bridge and nineteen pointed arches,
with massive piers varying from twenty
live to thirty-four feet In solidity,
raised upon strong elm piles
covered with thick planks. The bridge
was curiously irregular: there was no
uniformity in the breadth of tho
arches; they varied from ten to
thirty-two feet Over the tenth
and longest pier was erected a chapel
dedicated to the youngest 6alnt of the
calendar, St Thomas, of Canterbury.
The erection of a chapel on a bridge
was by ho means uncommon. Every
body, for instance, who has been in the
south of France remembers the chapel
on the broken bridge of Avignon.
Again, a chapel was built on tho
bridge at Droitwitch, in Cheshire, and
one on tho bridge at Wakefield, in
Yorkshire. Like the chapel at Avignon,
that of London Bridge contained an
upper and lower chapel; the latter was
built in the pier with stairs, making it
accessible from the river. The bridge
gate at the southern end was fortified
by a double tower, and there was also
a tower at tho northern end. The wall
or parapet of the bridge followed the
line of the piers, so as to give at every
pier additional room. The same ar
rangement used to be seen on the old
bridge at Putney.
The citizens have always regarded
London Bridge with peculiar pride aad
affection. There was no other bridge
like it in the whole country, nor any
which could compare with it for
streugth or for size. I think, indeed,
that there was not in the whole of
Europe any bridge that could compare
with it; for it was built not only over a
broad river, but a tidal river, in .which
the flood rose and ebbed with
great vehemence twice a day. Later
on they built houses on either side, but
at the first the way was clear. The
bridge was endowed with broad lands;
certain monks, called Brethren of St
Thomas on the Bridge, were charged
with the services in the chapel, and
with administering the revenues for the
maintenance of the fabric.
The children made songs about it
One of their songs, to which they danced,
taking hands, has been preserved. It
is modernized, and one knows not how
old it is. The author of Chronicles of
London Bridge gives it at full length
with the music Here are two or three
London Bridge. Is broken dowa.
Dance over my Lady Lee:
London Bridge Is broiea dears.
With a gay ladee.
How shall we baild It p agala!
Dance over any Lady Lee;
How shall we balid It up agate
With a gay ladee.
Baild It up wKa atone so i
Dance ever ay Lady Lee;
Buzxal 'twill last tor ages leag.
WKh a gay !--Walter
Basaat, km Harper's MsfiiBM
PROTECT THE PIGS.
w Many PrasnMag Toaag AaJaaal Are
Kaiaad av Their Ontn.
When only the scrub hog was bred
upon our farms we did not give the
care that the improved pig must have,
because he did not seem to require it
Nor did he, because he had a thick
hide and over this a heavy coat of hair.
But, in carrying on our improvements,
we have thinned the hide and in some
cases almost entirely bred the hair off,
breeding in fat instead. When we add
to these changes the artificial habits
under which we keep our breeding
stock artificial as compared to the
habits of the swine of forty years ago
it will be wise to consider the young
pigs the product of this artificial
state as requiring special care and
protection from the time they are far
rowed till they are pretty well grown.
It is an error to suppose that a ham
mer rain is not harmful to pigs. Many
farmers acting under this error permit
their weanlings to nest In the fence
corners upon the bare earth very wet
earth after a rainstorm. No matter
what season of the year this is in, even
midsummer, pigs will pile upon each
other under such circumstances, get
overheated, take cold, cough, and
wheeze as though it were December or
March. This irritation of the air pas
sages being commenced during the
summer and fall, paves the way for a
continued irritation of the air passages
during the winter, barring out all hopes
of thrift The summer and fall seasons
are especially well calculated for build
ing' the system up to meet the trials of
the cold season close at hand; but neg
lect of the kind pointed out bars all
chance for hardiness and healthy
growth. The weanling that contracts
a severe cold in summer had better lc
dispatched and put under the sod, as
the chances will be against his paying
for the feed and nursing he will re
quire during the winter.
In addition to trouble in the breath
ing apparatus, stiffness of muscles may
set in accompanied by rheumatic pain.
The breeder of experience is presumed
to have often enough seen the various re
sults that come of exposure to wet and
chilly nights not to require any word
of caution as he has long since learned
that the high bred pig is not so hardy
as the more recent descendant of the
wild woods hog of history. Not only
do we meet with lung trouble and
rheumatic pains as stated, but inflam
mation of the eyes is engendered by
exposure In summer. Especially is
this true when pigs arc permitted to
sleep upon a manure pile. Ammonia
engendered in manure is particularly
irritating to the eyes. Its power may
be better understood when we consider
its effects upon the glass windows of
stables where manure and urine have
accumulated. The writer remembers
the entire destruction of a valuable
herd of Berkshires from sleeping upon
a manure pile. If allowed to select for
himself, no pig will select a wet nest,
but he will, on the other hand, carry
straw or other dry Utter quite a dis
tance, that ho may be kept above even
the dampness of ordinary earth. Prai
A NOVEL RAT TRAP.
An Kasy Way or l'olnoninr Undents With
out Danger to I'oultrjr.
As rats destroy large numbers of
young chicks, and are difficult to catch
in traps, or to poison them without at
the same time injuring or poisoning
the chicks, the illustration shows a
cheap and easy mode of poisoning rats
without dungcr to the cat's fowls or
chicks. Make a box two feet long, one
foot wide and one foot high (or use a
soap Ikx if necessary), and have a top
to it that can be raised up. At each
end, about four inches from the floor,
cut a hole 1( inches in diameter.
Never raise the top unless to put in
the feed or to take out a dead rat
Place some corn meal in a pan and
leave it in the box. In the illustration
the holes arc shown at A A, the top at
B, and tho pan of feed at C.
As tho rat will feel safe and secure
from the cat and will prefer the two
holes, so as to have better opportu
nities for escape, it will soon find out
the box, and will also soon learn to cat
tho meal. Once the rat tastes the
meal (or other food) and finds it to Iks
wholesome, or free from poison. It will
come every night for the meal and
bring other ruts. Do not poison them
at first but wait until they have feasted
for a week, when all their suspicions
A NOVEL KAT THAI.
will have been allayed. Then add
poison to the meal and you will, in all
probability, get them all and be
troubled no more until a new genera
Rats can be easily poisoned by bait
ing them with food for awhile, but it
cannot be done suddenly, as they are
xM cunning and suspicious, and the
difficulty is to poison them without
danger to dogs, cats or poultry, but
with this contrivance there is no diffi
culty, as the box may be placed in the
poultry house or at any desirable point
The two holes to the box, and the fact
that the cat cannot get in, will be such
an inducement as a secure retreat that
the rats will come to it even when the
cat is near. Farm and Fireside.
SHADE IN THE YARO.
A Cheap Contrivance That Makes Chicken
Life Worth Living.
During the very warm days the hens
often suffer in shadelcss yards. The
illustration is intended to show how a
cheap and simple contrivance may be
arranged to provide shade, as well as
protect partially against showers. A
piece of muslin a yard or more wide.
shade ec th rorxTar TABD.
and of any length, may be fastened to
posts across the yard. The maslia (A)
has a cross-piece at each ead (which
assy be a lath) to which the maslia is
tacked or wrapped aad sewed, a piece
of strong t wise being ased to attach
the bath to the fence-post As the il
lastratioB shows the method at a
flaace, aay extended exalaaatioa is
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Wasbwotox, Aug. 14. The navy da.
partmeat has received a report from
Bear Adas. George Brown, commander-in-chief
of the Pacific station. The
report is dated Coquimbo, Chill, July 3,
aad after noting arrival at that place of
his flagship, the San Fraacisco. on J use
28. says: "On June 18 Rear Adsu Mo
Cans left Iquique for Callao, Peru, ia
the Baltimore. Since that date I have
visited Aries, Plsagus, AutofagaaU
and Caldera and at each of those places
I found the congreaaionalUta or Insur
gents in quiet possession of the civil
and military departments. At PUagua,
Coletah-Bueno, Iquique and Autofagaa
ta vessels arc loading nitrates as rapid
ly as if no war existed and the insur
gents are collecting the export duties
on the tame. At Pi&agua there were
two American barks and one schooner
and at Autofajraata one American bark.
"About two week before my visit to
Plsagua the government torpedo ves
sels Condell aud Lynch and the iroa
transport Imperial, had without any
previous notice, bombarded the city.
They fired fifty-five shells into the city
but did no serious damage to prop
erty and no ono on shore wm
even wounded. The same vessels
appeared off Iquique and began
firing at the city but at such a long
range that no projectile reached the
shore or could be seen to strike the
water, although a great many shots
were fired. The insurgent ships got
under way and went out at full apced,
but the government shlp by their su
perior speed did not allow the insur
gents to get within range of them.
"The land forces of the insurgents
are mainly concentrated at Iquique,
where there are about 0,000 men.
Their aggregate force at all the porta
held by them number about 8,000. The
insurgent naval vessels Esmerelda,
Cochrane. Huascar, Magelcnes, O'Hlg
gins and Abtoa and several armed
transports are generally at Iquique. I
met the Cochrane and Magelencs at
Caldera on the 27th, and I have In
formation that they were subsequently
joined by the Huascar and that the
three vessels are now at Iluasco."
MADE EXAMPLES OF.
Two of the Leaders or the Massacra of
Hritlsh Officials llangetL
Simla, India, Aug. 14. At Manipur
yesterday two of the leaders of the
massacre of British officials in March
last were hanged at the gates of the
capltoL The two were members of the
reigning family of Manipur, but neither
their high positions nor tho appeals for
clemency that had been made for tham
could save them for the vengeance of
the law. Both had appealed from the
sentence of death imposed by the mili
tary court of Inquiry before which they
were tried, but the viceroy of India,
the marquis of Lansdowne, had decided
that the interests of Oreat Britain de
manded that these men who had waged
war against the queen and abetted
murder should die on the gallows liko
The principal victim was the sena
putty or commander-in-chief of tho
Manipur army. Ho was a younger
brother of the rajah of Manipur and
some years ago ho drove the rajah into
exile and placed another brother on the
throne, who governed Manipur under
the title of jubraj or regent It was
the scnaputty who instigated the mas
sacre of Chief Commissioner Quinton,
Political Agent (trim wood and the oth
ers who lost their lives at the fatal dur
bar in Manipur.
The other victim was the Tongalc
general who violated tho flag of truce
under which tho Englishmen were de
coyed from the residency at Manipur
which they had so gallantly defended
against overwhelming odds when at
tacked by the Manipuri and who gave
the order to the native executioner to
strike off the heads and feet of tho
The regent of Manipur and the Prince
Angoa Sena whose sentences of death
were commuted by the viceroy to trans
portation for life and tho forfeiture of
their property, will shortly be taken
from the country.
A PARTIAL FAILURE.
The Refunding of the Four aad a Half
Bonds at Two Ir Cent.
Wasiiinoto.v, Aug. H. Inquiry at
the treasury department develops the
fact that Secretary Foster's plan for
continuing 4& per cent loans at 2 per
cent has so far failed to meet with the
favor that was anticipated by its advo
cates. When the offer was made there
were outstanding $."1, 000,000 4K per
cents., of which amount 523,000,
000 were held by 000 national banks
as a basis for circulation. Since then
518,500,000 of the bonds hare been con
tinued. Of this amount 3,000,000 came
from private individuals and 3 IS, 500, 000
from 600 national banks, leaving 57,500,
000 4H per cents in the possession of
300 national banks and 525,000,000 In
the hands of individuals.
These bonds, in order to bo continued
under the present offer, must be pre
sented on or before September 28, the
date on which their interest ceases.
Otherwise the secretary of the treasury
must be ready to redeem them on pre
sentations or make terms with the hold
ers for an extension of time at the pres
ent rate of interest 4K per cent
The available cash balance In the
treasury, outside of fractional silver
coin and deposits in national banks, is
513,500,000 and is gradually increasing.
While there Is no question of the gov
ernment's ability to redeem these bonds
at maturity, it is well known that it
would prefer to co ntlnue them.
New York, Aug. 14. George ApclL
the wood carver, died at Bellevue hos
pital to-day after lingering there three
and one-half days with a 32-caIiber bul
let in his brain. The case excited con
siderable interest not only among the
hospital surgeons, but others, on ac
count of the wonderful vitality shown
by ApelL He was conscious up to this
morning. The bullet entered the brain
over the right ear, and the autopsy
showed that it was embedded In the
large right ventricle of the brain. The
nerves of motion and sensation bad
been destroyed on the left side, pro
Aa Oathraak of Glaa4r
Peoria, I1L, Aug. 14. intense exdte
asent prevails here among horsemen at
the prospect of an outbreak of an epi
demic of glanders among the horses. It
was discovered that a mule which for
several days had been confined ia
Bradley's pasture, occupied by seventy
horses, was suffering from the dreadful
disease. When the discovery was made
the owners of the horses attempted to
remove their sbjtbsK bat were en
joined from doing so by Dr. Scott, as
sistant state veteriaarisa. Dr. Caswell;
state veteriaariaa, was telegraphed
Wurctraa, M aa-, Aag. 14, CoL Eagk
dae aad Mat Clark are here ea rente lo
British roismhm ia esanectioa with a
scheme to settlS . Highland Scotch
crofters oa Vaacoafer islsaaa Theae
crofters are all members of the royal
aaval reserves, aad the resaoa cf the
British gorerxmeaVa Torts to settle
m British Cotambaa w to
it aa ease f aa
The rare to
tie English jsifisti which is
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Cawlish era if mm
The best time to aaleh hog for mar
ket U ia the moderately cool weather !b
A careful breeder will avoid the how
pig whose fat too often covtfra up hi
When an animal has matured it gain
very slowly aad the gain i nearly en
tirely in fat only. A young, growing
animal gains in meat fat and bone
One of the b-t feeds for gMttg the
pigs a good tart to grow is sweet corn,
cutoff aad fed stalk aad alL In this
way it will be found an ccoaotnleal
Ia Scotland It U considered that
good cow, on good gra, should mill
about twenty-eight gallon of ter
pound per week (that Is unle long
calved) which should yield about ten
pounds of butter.
In Ireland from fire to twelve pound
of butter a week ts considered a fair
yield from the rlrt-cla. Irih cow.
About eight or nine pound of butter
wok and thirty pound of milk a day
Is considered a good average.
In many cae a little extra feed now
for a short time will put stock In condi
tion m that they can be sold- Winter
only iuch animal as can bo prlorlj
sheltered ami cared for, and let thciu
bo thoe that will make a good growth
for the food ftupplied.
The man who has a bunch of "top"
steer in good shape and want to
market them early in the fall or wlutr:
will usually find it to his profit to feed
a small amount of corn or gro., no
matter how abundant the pasture, for
nothing will put that thick ChrUtma
fat on steers a well as corn fed with
ThoMJ who have followed It after the
moht approved method claim that mure
money is to be made from raising ealrc
for veal than from the ordinary farm
dairy where butter nnd cheee ar tho
great pnxlucts. The cow. should In
fed hut little grain when thry comn In.
The oil meal, shorts, oat and such
food civen with hay Is preferable to corn
meal or heavy grains.
With good paaturatfc almost any cla
of stock can Iks fattvnud more readilr
and at a less cost than when they must
depend largely upon dry feed. This Is
one strong reason why It I best to push
tho feeding of the unthrifty stock ami
market before the pasturage iwtftn to
fail. Ixok over the stock and elect
out those that under favorable condi
tions havo not done as well as other
managed in the same way.
With hogs aud cattle r.spcclally quick
growth and early maturity ar neces
sary if the best profit la realized; this
implies a tfood grade of stock t fneL
Thev must be animals that when given
good pasturage and plenty of water In
summers and good shelter, j;od care
and plenty of feed In winter, will make
a steady gain until lhy are matured,
and whon they are matured the sooner
they are marketed the letter.
In preparing the ground for wheat
keep the best soil and fertilizer near
the surface, to Insure a good crop.
One of the principal causes In failing
to secure a gfnxl even stand of grass Is
that sufficient seed is not used in seed
ing. Sow plenty of seed aud then dis
tribute as evenly as possible over tho
Farm machinery nnd Implement an
the most costly item of farming, nnd
quite a saving can 1. made by clenuin
up, ollinp; and painting well, and stor
ing tinder hhclter when their work Is
What about that flock of barnyard
fowls? Many flocks hardly keep the
farmer's table supplied with ctfgs mid
broilers. A good breed will, under
proper management yield far more in
profits than docs common stock. They
eat no more.
Ilfg potitocs stories are slow atxiut
coming in, but as a sttrter we mention
that a tuber, of the Cuyahoga variety,
weighing one pound anil thirteen
ounces, was dug from one of the ex
perimental plats at the college, July U'i.
Manhattan (Kan.) Nationalist
Quite a number of farmer are stack
ing their wheat anil will hold for a sea
son. Others arc building granaries aud
some are marketing. Those who can.
will likely hold for better price, and
thus our wheat will go out more grad
ually than wa at first anticipated.
Anthony (Kan.) Journal.
As soon a grain is harvested look
carefully to the clover seeding. If It
has failed ho time should be lost In
plowing the field and trying another
grain crop, this time sowing some
timothy seed in fall so as to lc sure of
a catch of some kind. Often, however.
It will be found If the grain Is stout that
the clover is not killed, but merely held
One of our Kansas farmers had a
field of nearly one hundred acre of
wheat which he ha threshed out and
finds the yield to be forty-four bushel
per acre. Northern Shawnee will pro
duce thousand. of bushels of peaches
this season. Some farmer expect to
pick from 100 to MO bushel. Such a
crop of peaches wa never before raled
in the state, Topeka MaiL
For soiling rye I one of tho best
crop that can be ucL It can be wtrn
in the summer or early fall after the
crop hare matured, and will make a
sufficient growth to be plowed under in
the spring in time to plant to corn. It
will grow in thin land. It make it
growth when, to a great extent the
land Is idle, and if plowed under in
good season is a valuable fertilizer.
A good rye patch l of special value
to the brood sows and growing pig-
during the winter. So far a it U pos
sible, growing pig should have green
food and they will keep healthier and
thrive better if this i supplied. Dur
ing the winter rye will furnish thi
more economically than anything else.
It is of no advantage to keep .stock
that will not make a sufficient growth
or gain to return a fair profit for the
feed given. Breeding stock miut, of
course, be kept for the !screac, bat if
properly managed they can really be
All surplus matured chickens should
be sold now. Prices will generally
keep down until severe cold weather,
and the sooner they are marketed the
In cutting green fodder to feed the
hones feed it fresh. If let stand it Is
liable to soar.
It U aot the breed that thrive with
little care, but the one that receive
care that pay.
Much millet and Haagarixa is oftea
layered for hay by allowing it to get
too ripe before euttisg.
Store ap plenty of hay; it stakes oae
of the best of catCe feeds la winter.
For ftoiliBg. rye is one of the best
crops that eaa be sown. It vtarts tc
grow rcrj early ia the spring aad will
mssally he ready to cat oft earlier than
aaylhwg else. Ia many eaaes this will
be fowsd qaite aa advantage..
A ged cement for stoppCa ap
cracks aad leaks is made bj mlaiag
two qnarta of resaly- slacked lim
with os ptotof cement, motttea with
skim milk to the eeaskteacy of
It is important to give layiag ben
good attoatiem. While thev can he
given fairraafe. thej rld W
give, a Hghi rattoa aaJy.
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A house without Pearline is "behind the times.
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"When slovens ger ridy they polish the
Doiroma uj wicpcuij.-rucu
never tired of
Two servants in two neighboring houses dwelt,
But differently their daily labor felt ;
Jaded and weary of her life was one,
Always at work, and yet 'twas never done
The other walked out nightly with her bcati
But thmi she cleaned house with SAl'OLIO.
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that can lr irsc! for wash inr
and cleaning, it PEARL.
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it is a nccrviiiy, if your
work t.i light, tl ta luxury.
It lo'ns the labor of
in the houtcwork.
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letit -nothing o effect
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and yet so new it ts rapidly
succeeding soap. Ti v it for wa,h-
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