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UP THE NILE.
Dr. Talmago Continues His Dis
courses on HIb Lato Journey.
Jonriicyinsr Up the Mlo Tito Great Itlver
nnil Its Iiilliicncca Fullltlmrnt or a
l'rop!iic3' Historic Scenr Described
Troth of tho .Scriptures.
In continuation of his series of ser
mons at Brooklyn upon his lato journey
to the Holy Land, Itev. T. DeWitt
Talmage in his second discourse took his
text from Ezekiol xxix. 'J, "The river
is mine and I have made it." Ho said:
Aha! This is tho river Nile. A
brown, or yellow, or silver on which
nro hunff more jewels of thrilling in
terest than on any river that has ever
twisted in tho sunshine. It ripples
through tho book of Ezekiel and Hashes
in the books of Dcuteronomv, and
Isaiah, and Zachariah. and Valium.
and on its banks stood tho minifies of
many aes. It was the crystal cradle
of Moses, and on its banks, Alary, the
refugee, carried the infant Jesus. To
find the birth-place of this river was
the fascination and defeat of expedi
tions without number. Not many 3'i-ars
ago ISayard Taylor, our great American
traveler, wrote: ".Since Columbus firat
looked upon .San Salvador, the earth has
but one emotion of triumph left for her
bestowal and that she reserves for him
who shall first drink from the fountains
of the White Nile under the snow fields
of Kilimanjaro." 1'in, tho discovery of
the sources of the Nile by most people
was considered an impossibility. The
malarias, the wild beasts, the unclimb
able steeps, the vast distances, stopped
all the expeditions for ages.
Hut the work went on until Speke,
and ("rant, and Halter found the two
lakes which aro the source of what was
called the White Nile, and baptized
these two lakes with the names of Vic
toria and Albert. These two lakes,
filled by great rain falls and by accumu
lated snows from the mountains pour
their waters, laden with agricultural
wealth such as blesses no other river,
on down over the cataracts for 4,000
miles and through a continent. l!ut
the White Nile would do little for
Egj'pt if this were all. It would keep
it banks anil Egypt would remain a
desert. Hut from Abyssinia there
comes what is called tho Hluc Nile,
which, though dry or nearly dry half
theyoar, under tremendous rains about
tho middle of Juno rises to great mo
mentum, and the Hluc Nile dashes with
sudden influx into the White Nile,
which in consequence rises tliirt feet,
anil their combined waters inundate
Egypt with a rich soil which drops on
all the fields and gardens as it is con
ducted by ditches and sluices and
canals every whither.
The greatest damage that ever came
to Egypt came by tho drying up of the
river Nile, aud the greatest blessing
by its lii-aUJi fill anil abundant How.
The famine in .losopli's time came from
tho lack of suflicient inundation from
the Nile, Not enough Nile is drought,
too much Nile is freshet anil plague.
What happens to the Nile happens
to Egypt. The niliimeter was to mo
very suggestive as we went up and
down its .stone steps and saw the pillar
marked with notches telling just how
high or low aro the waters of the Nile.
When the Nile is rising, four criers
every morning run through tho city an
nouncing bow many feet the river has
risen ten feet, fifteen feet, twenty feet,
twenty-four foot and when tho right
height of water is reached the gates of
the canals are flung open and the liquid
and refreshing benediction 's pro
nounced on all the land.
As wo sUirt where the Nile empties
into the Mediterranean sea we belioW
. :i wonderful fullHliiumjoir,pMcey.
: The Nile in wr",- nt times used to
iavo sovon mouths. As tho great river
nnnronched tho sea it entered the sea
at the seven different places. Isaiah
prophesied: "Tho Ij.nl shall utterly
destroy tho tongue of tho Myptian sea
and shall smite it in seven streams."
The fact is they are all destroyed but
two, and Ilerodotus.saidthe.se two re
maining are artificial. lTp the Nile we
shall go. part of tho way by Egyptian
rail train and then by boat, and we
shall understand why the Hiblo gives
such prominence to this river which is
the largest river of all the earth, witli
one exception. Hut before wo board
the train we must take a look at Alex
andria. It was founded by Alexander
the (Jreat, and was once tho New York,
tho l'aris, the London of the world.
Temples, palaces, fountains, gardens,
pillared and clllorescent with all
architectural and E Ionic grandeur and
sweetness. A polios the eloquent,
whom in New Testament times some
people tried to make a rival to l'aul.
lived here. Mere Mark, the author of
the second book of tho New Testament
expired under Nero's anathema. I'rom
hero the ship sailed that left Haul and
the crew struggling in the breakers of
Melita. Pompey's pillar is here.
This tower was built in honor of
lHoeletian for sparing the rebellious
citizens. After having declared that
he would make the blood run to his
horse's knees and his horse fell with
him into the blood and his knees red
dened, the tyrant took it for granted
that it was a sign he should stop the
massacre and hcuco this commemora
tive pillar to his mercy. This is tho citv
to which Omar camo after building
1,100 mosques and destroying 4,000
temples and :,000 villages and castles,
vet riding m on a camel with a sack
of corn, a sack of figs and a wooden
plate, all that he had kept for himself,
and the diet to which he had limited
himself for moit of tho time was bread
and water. Was there ever in any
other man a commingling of elements
so strange, so weird, so generous, so
cruel, so mighty, so weak, so religious
In this city was the, greatest female
lecturer tho world ever saw Hypatia.
Hut the lessons of virtue that she
taught wer obnoxious and so they
drngged he. through the streets and
scraped he flesh from her bones with
sharp oyster shells and then burned
the fragment of the massacred body.
And here dwelt Cleopatra, pronounced
to be the beauty of all time although
if her pictures aro correct I hnve seen
a thousand women in Brooklyn more
attractive and she was as bad as she
was said to be handsome.
But Alexandria, fascinating for this
or that thing, acconling to the taste of
the visitor, was to me most entertain
ing because it had been the site of the
greatest library the world oversaw,
considering the fact that tho art of
printing had uot been invented. Seven
hundred thousand volumes and all the
work of a slow pen. But down it all
went under the torch of bescigers.
Built again aud destroyed again.
Built again but tho Arabs came
along for its final demolition and the
,.., 4,000 baths of the city were heated
? ith ''esc volumes the fuel lasting-six
v' onuis. and were ever fires kindled at
VS -h fearful cost? What hob
the world's literature? Wha
dom of books? How many-j TJakin
been aoic j wjuwhii- TTi;-nl Coilece,
bombardment and that Chcaistry Rush Medial rS
through without smell ofcheinist Chicago Board of H
its lids. No sword or spear c
a :ai..4..j a;.s i.rt mj
defense. An unarr
An unarmed O Jic constituent ui ir-. . .
ment Yet invulnerable
uraphant There must be jjtautxcf
supernatural about iU
ton - .
books! Monarch of books! All tho
books of all the ages in all tho li
braries outshono by this one book
which you and I can carry to church in
a pocket So mcthought amid tho
ashes of Alexandrian libraries.
But all aboard the Egyptian rail
train going up the banks of the Nile!
Look out of the window and seo those
camels kneeling for tho imposition of
their load And I think wo might take
from them a lesson, nnd instead of try
ing to stand upright in our own
strength, become conscious of our
weakness and need of divine help be
fore we take upon us the heavy duties
of the yeur or tho week or the day, and
so kneel for the burden.
About here, under tho valiant Murad
Bey, the Mamelukes who are tho finest
horsemen in all tho world, camo like a
hurricane upon Napoleon's army, but
they were leaten back by the French
in one of tho fiercest battles of all
This rido along tho Nile is one of the
most solemn and irnprcssirc rides of
all inj' lifetime, and our emotions
deepen as the curtains of the night fall
upon all surroundings. But wo shall
not be satisfied until wo can take a
ship and pass right out upon theso
wondrous waters and between tho
banks crowded with tho story of em
pires. The pyramids in sight, tho remains
of cities that aro now only a name, tho
villages thronged with population.
Both banks crowded with historical
deeds of forty or sixty centuries. ().
what a book tho Bible is when read on
the Nile! As we slowly move up the
majestic river I seo on each bank the
wheels, the pumps, the buckets for irri
gation, and see a man with his foot on
the treadle of a wheel that fetches up
tho water for a garden, and then for
the first timo I understand that passage
in Deuteronomy which sajs of tho
Israelites after they had got back from
Egypt: "The land whither thou
goest in to possess it is
not as tho land of Egypt, from
whence yo came out, where thow
sowedst thy seed, and wateredst
it with thy foot" Then I understood
how the land could be watered with the
foot How do you suppose I felt when
on the deck of that steamer on the Nile
I looked off upon tho canals and ditches
and sluices through which the fields are
irrigated by that rivor and then road in
Isaiah: "The burden of Egypt; tho
river shall bo wasted and dried up; and
they shall bo broken in their purposes
thereof, all that make sluices and ponds
While sailing on this river or stopping
at one of tho villages wc seo peoplo on
the banks who verify tho Bible descrip
for they aro now as they were in
Jtililo times, bhncs arc
times. Shoes arc now taken off
in reverence to sacred places,
carried astride the mother's
as in Hagar's time.
Women with pro-1
fusion of jcwclrv as when Uobecca was
allianced. Lentils shelled into the pot
tnrt iis when Esau sold his birthritrht
to get such a dish. Tho same habits of
salutation as when Joseph nnd his
brethren fell on each other's neck.
Courts of law held under big trees as
in olden times. People making bricks
without straw, compelled by circum
stances to use stubble insteud of straw.
Flying over or standing on the banks
as in Scripture days aro flamingoes,
osproys eagles, pelicans, herons
cuckoos and bullfinches. On all
sides of this river sepulchres.
Villages of sepulchres. Cities of
sepulchres. Nationsof sepulchres. And
one is tempted to call it an empire
tombs. 1 never saw such a place
Egypt is for graves. And now
iicrsianu me eoiiii""'"aTcasm
tho 1 i in lit iisWini lln ii wero on the
JYiTrom Eirvnt to Canaan: "Becauso
there aro no graves in Egypt, hast thou
taken us away to die in the wilder
ness?" Here we disembark a little while for
Memphis. olT from the Nile to the
right Memphis, founded by tho first
king of Kgypt and for a long whilo the
capital. A city of uinrblo and gold.
Home of the Pharaohs. City nineteen
miles in circumference. Vast colon
nades through which imposing proces
sions marcheiL Here stood the temple
of tho sun, itself in brilliance a sun
shone on by another sun. Atom phis in
pwwer over a thousand years, or nearly
ten times as long as the United States
Here Joseph was prime minister.
Here Pharaoh received Jacob. All
possible splendors were built, up into
this royal city. Hosen, Ezekiel, Jere
miah and Isaiah speak of it as some
thing wonderful. Never did I visit a
city with such exalted anticipations
and never did 1113 anticipations drop so
flat Not a pillar stands. Not a wall
is unbroken. Not a fountain tosses in
the sun. Even tho ruins have been
ruined aml all that remain aro chips
of marble, small pieces of fractured
seulptuic and splintered human bones.
Hero and there a letter of somo elabor
ate ins-ription. a toe or ear of a statue
that once stood in niche of palace wall.
Ezekiel prophesied its blotting out and
the prophecy has been fulfilled.
Hut back to the Nile and on nnd up
till you reach Thebes in scripture
called the city of No. Hundred-gated
Thebes. A quadrangular city four
miles from limit to limit Four great
temples, two of them Karnac and
Luxor, once mountains of exquisite
sculpture and gorgeous dreams solidi
fied in stone statue of Barneses II., SS7
tons in weight and seventy-five feet
high, but now fallen and scattered.
Walls abloom with tho battlefields of
centuries. The surrounding hills of
rock hollowed into sepulchres on the
wall of which aro chiseled in picture
and hieroglyphics the confirmation of
Bible story in regard to tho treatment
of the Israelites in Egypt so that as
explorations go on with tho work, the
walls of these sepulchres become com
mentaries of the Bible, the Scriptures
originally written upon parchment
hen cut into everlasting stone.
Thebes mighty and dominant 500
years. Then she went down in fulfill
ment of Ezekiel's prophecy concerning
the city of No, which was another name
for Thebes: "I will execute judgment
in No. I will cut off the multitudes of
No." Jeremiah also prophesied: "Thus
saith the Lord. I will punish the
multitudes of No. This city of
Thebes and all the other dead cities
of Egypt iterate and reiterate the verac
ity of the Scriptures telling the same
story which Aloses and tho prophet
Havo you noticed how God kept back
these archaeological confirmations of
the Bible until our time, when the air
is full of unbeliof about the truthful
ness of the dear old book? He waited
until the printing press had . been
set up in its perfected shape and
the submarine cable was laid and
the world was intelligent enongh to
appreciate the testimony and then he
resurrected the dead cities of the earth
and commanded them, saying: "Open
?$ Iir? oliH lir and
t a mercy
Poller superior to aTi tho
is purest and strtnea-
, aVinff p0.
high degree of purity, free froa lul--..
f rtrfeierfoss stbttcs.
- m'T V " !L.
J. W. MJUAKi ru. " JIT'..
)L CicowOT, UBivcnity of Virgin.
to all sensible men and women that
two and two make four.
But the dead cities strung along the
Nile not only demolish infidelity, but
thunder down tho absurdity of the
modern doctrine of evolution which
says the world started with nothing
and then rose, and human nations be
gan with nothing but evolved into
splendid manhood and womanhood of
itself. Nay; the sculpture of the world
was more wonderful in the days of
Alcmphis and Thebes nnd Carthage
than in the days of Boston and New
Those blocks of stone weighing 300
tons high up in the wall at Karnac im
ply machinery equal to if not surpass
ing tho machinery of the nineteenth
century. How was that statue of
Barneses weighing cijfht hundred and
eigMy-scven tons, transported from tho
quarries two hundred miles away, and
how was It lifted? Tell us, modern
machinists How were those galleries
of rock, still standing at Thebes, filled
with paintings surpassed by no artist's
pencil of the present day? Tell us
artists of the nineteenth century. The
dead cities of Egrpt so far as they havo
left enough pillars or statues or se
pulchres of temple ruins to tell the
story Memphis Migdol, Hierapolis,Zo
an, Thebes jsheii, Carthage all of
thern developing downward instead of
upward. They have evolved from mag
nificeice to destruction. The gospel
of JeMis Christ is the only elovator of
individual and social national char
acter Lot all tho living cities
know that pomp and opulence and
temporal prosperity arc no security.
Theso ancient cities lacked nothing but
good morals. Dissipation and siu slew
them, and unless dissipation and siu
are halted, they will someday slay our
modem cities and leave our palaces of
merchandise and our galleries of art
and our city halls as flat in t'io
ihisi as wo found Memphis. And
if the cities go down, the na
tim will go down "O," you
sjy, "that is impossible; we have
siod so long yea, over 100 years as a
ration. " Why. what of that? Thebes
stood over TQ0 years; Memphis stood
1tOO years. (od does not forget Ono
Jiy with tho Lord is as 1,000 yours and
H000 years as one day. Bum and de
bauchery and bad politics are more
rapidly working the destruction of our
u merican cities than sin of any kind,
ind all kinds worked for tho destruc
tion of tho cities of Africa, once, so
initrht and now so prostrate But-thelr
pds wtirc Mols and could do nothing
except lor iieoasemeni.
Our (iod made tho heavens and sent
His Sou to redeom the nations. And
our cities will not go down, and our
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scnoois nnu coueLros uuu
colleges nnu cnurcnosj
1 Forward! all the influences marshaled
mess mo worm , uur Hiuuuru .
ijiiropean 111111 yviuui ic.iu tiuui ujwh w
the voice of those ancient cities resur
rected, and by hammer and chisel and
crowbar compelled to speak.
I notice the voice of those ancient
cities is hoarso from the expostiro of
forty centuries, nnd thoy accentuate
slowly with lips that were palsied for
iges but all together those cities along
iie Nile intone these words: "Hear us
iir we aro very old, and it is hard for
is to hpoak. We wero wise long neforo
Athens learned her first lesson. Wo
siileJ our ships while .yet navigation
was unborn. Theso obelisks theso
pmimids, these fallen pillars these
wrecked temples these colossi of
Mask irranite, these wrecked
arcophagi under the brow of tho
iic, tell you of what I wai in
grandeur and what I am comin
to be. We sinned and wo fel
learning could not save us. See thoso
half obliterated hieroglyphics on you
der wall. Our architecture could not
save us. Seo the painted columns of
Phihu and tho shattered temple of
Esneh. Our heroes could not save us.
Witness Alenes, Diodorus, Barneses and
Ptolemy. Our gods Amnion and O-dris
could not save us. Seo their fallen
temples all along tho 4.000 miles of
Nile. Oh, ye modern cities, get somo
other (Iod; a (od who can help,
a (!od who can pardon, a od
who can save Called up as we are for
a little whilo to give testimony, again
tho sands of the desert will bury us.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust!" And as
these voices of parphyry and granite
ceased, all the sarcophagi under the
hills responded: "Ashes to ashes!"
and the capital of a lofty column foil,
grinding itself to powder among the
rocks, nnd responded: "Dust to dust!"
IT WAS A SURE THING.
How a Siiiijj Party IMarnl a "Tli" and Pairt
Ilrarlr Fur it.
There was a small party of four gen
tlemen. On the first day of tho races
at Point Bree.e fortune smiled on
them. They "struck" a winner and
everything was lovely and the gooso
hung high. In the gloaming, or dim
twilight of the evening, they dinod
sumptuously. The menu consisted of
green turtle soup, low-neck clmus,
soft-shell crabs boiled lobster, spring
chicken on toat and porterhouse steak
with champagne. They inhaled tho
rich perfume from Bosa Perfecto
cigars. The waiter was "tipped" with
a generous hand. It was a merry bout
No thoughts of the future interfered
with the pleasures of the feast
The scene changes. Late in the even
ing of tho last day of the races tho
same quartet of gentlemen sneaked
into a Ninth street restaurant It was
a quiet and solemn procqssion. Each
man wore on his face a painful ex
pression of misplaced confidence. In a
listless manner they sank into rickety
chairs. With sunken cres they care
fully scanned the solitary greasy menu
card. In a confidential and low voice
of melting tenderness each man or
dered a plate of hash and a "Schuylkill
punch." Tho mysterious hash was
partaken of in a mysterious silence.
There was no levity in the air.
It was a quiet sober and temperate
There were no songs jests nor mirth
ovex the "funeral-baked meats."
Grace and thanks were alike omitted.
The soul-inspiring firzle of Alonte
bello champagne was not heard. The
bewildering clonds from Rosa Perfecto
cigars were not seen.
The sad-eyed and double-dyed blonde
waitress was not "tipped." The party,
individually and collectively, were down
to "hard pan."
In an evil hour they played a 4"suro
tip" on Problem against Alaud Alullcr,
and this time they "struck" a loser.
Now they were ready to sing "John
ny, Get Your Gun."
They formed a syndicate, pooled their
issues and consolidated their capital.
As the leader of the party paid tie
forty-cent hash check he incoherently
muttered the following words from
Whitticr's poem of "Maud Muller.
Of all sad words of tlioah: or pn
The saddest ar thee: It intzht hare
An American who was on his first
trip on an English railway, quite held
his breath at the rapid running. When
his nervousness rather overcame him,
he approached the guard: I say,
guard," he Tcntured, this is pretty
fast traveling for safety, isn't it?" "Ob,
no, sir," replied the guard; "ite never
run off the line here, air." "But," said
the Yankee quickly, rejtmtinff the pat
ronage, 'it is not the line I'm afraid
of running oft your blanked little
THE VALPARAISO AFFAIR.
1lt of the Prralrirnra Ortlrr anrt lntrV
tlonaSrnt to Minister Keo-Ad Inquiry
to Ho Instituted.
Washi.votox, Oct 2S. The following
is a copy of the telegram which, by the
president's order, was sent to Chili on
the '."Sd inst
To V.2n. American lllnltrr. &intlaco. Chill:
Immediately upon receipt ot Information
of the aasanita ma-tc on the isth lnt.. In tho
streets of Vilparalio upon a aatnlT of
American an lor belonging to tho Lnlted
States nnn-or-war ISaititnore. now in that
harbor, the tommar.U'-r of that ??!.
CapL W. b schlry. wa !lre ted to raun
nn Immediate and thorough inquiry to
be made Into the orlii and in
chlent of that tragic ufl-tlr and
comuiunlc.ito the rnlt4 sunu!tanrouly to
thi jcoTernmeiit ami to you. Unreport un
der date of yeterdajr ha Jut bet 11 tri!t
tnited to lbl department by the icretary
of the navy whlrli n!vl.'- me that a copy of
the report ai forwarded by Cjpt- rvh.cy to
You will observe that the lo.-rd of onVer
srletted by ('apt. Schley to InvetlRatn thia
affair report tlMt our allora were unarmed
and gave no provocation; that the aaults
upon them m-rr bv armnt men, greatly u
perior In nil uLt. and. s e inut ron
elude, animated In tuelr bloody work by
hostility to thtau men h tailor of the
Unit- d ?tntea.
You!la.o notice that the charaeter of
ome of the woundfl Ind ratr that the pub
l c police, or r-otuc of thrui, took part l the
attack, and w 'II nIo ohcrvu that other
AniTlciiii aailor were, without any appar
ent fault. arreMfd ami for some t me held
by the author tic. 1 he friendly rH-irt of a
f of the public officer to K'Ve ueeor to
our men furnlhet the only M-deem.ni? mel
dent of tint all jlr. TliU work. m injurious
to the I'nited Mt, took place on the :0th
hint . and yet no exprelon of regret or of a
purpose to make a M-archini; lii'julrv nlth a
lew to the itiiXltutiou of primer proc-cd-ln;i
for tlte punishment of tho Kiii'ty pur
tie ha lien, nt Jar a I am advNod. offered
to tills covert! iiicnt.
You will at once bring to the attention of
the KOVcrnment of dull the fuct in report
id to you by ("apt Schley, and will l:iiilro
u liclher there are un v iinlf vluz facts in tho
pos Hlon of thnt government, or mi? e.
plauatlon to be offered of an event that ht
very deeply pained the peoplo of tho
T'nited States, not on'y by tho reason
of the resulting death of one of our .ill
ors rnd the ptlles woumllni; of others,
but even more as tin ap' irent e.pr s.ion
of an unfrli mllmess tonnrds th(s t; iVerti
ment, willed murht put In peril the mainte
nance of nmlcible relations between tho two
countries If the fietn are us reported by
('apt. Sehloy thi.s government cannot doubt
tho government of Chili will offer prompt
nnd full reparation You will lurii'sh th
foreign ofllo with a full paraphrase of this
dispatch and report promptly to Hits gov
TILDEN'S WILL BROKEN.
The Will or Samuel .1. Tllden. That U'aa
Considered to He Invulnerable, lleclded
to Ite Invalid.
AutA.NV. N. V., Oct US. The :ourtnf
appeals this morning rendered a de
cision in tho Ti'den will case in favor
of the heirs of the late Samuel .1. Til-den-
The costs are payable out of tho
estate. 'lhis renders the Tilden trust
Samuel J. Tilden died August t. ISSo,
at ('rcystonc, his country seat at Yonlt
ers. on the Hudson. Mr. Tilden was a
public spirited man and made a gener
ous will. The family legacies were
numerous and he stipulated that in all
cases in which special trusts were given
for tin bencfitrkof any female the in
come should be kept free from the con
trol or interference of her husband,
should she havo one, such income be
ing intended to be sacredly devoted to
the separate personal use of the heiress
and not to he pledged or incumbered or
anticipated by her.
The will provided for a free library
and reading pmimi at New Lebanon at
an expense of from SC.-..000 to S'.iO.OOO,
and for a similar institution at Vonk
ers nt a cost of from S.-.0.000 to S100.000.
A part of these sums was to be set
aside .as a fund, the income of which
was to support the libraries. The bal
ance of the estate, after tho special
bequests have been paid, was to be
applied to the establishment and
maintenance in the cit3 of New York
of an institution to le known as the
"Tilden Trust" with capacity to es
tablish aud maintain a free library and
reading room in the city of Now York
and to promote such scientific and edu
cational objects as the executors and
trustees should more particularly desig
nate; "such corporations not to havo
less than five trustees, with power to
till vacancies in their number, nnd in
case said institution shall le Incorpor
ated in a form and manner satisfactory
to said executors."
Samuel .1. Tilden carefully prepared
his will and inserted a clause barring
any person or legatee attempting to
contest it from receiving any lienelits.
It was considered ironclnd and aston
ishment was felt when the heirs first
announced that the would contest it
The decision this morning breaks the
will of one of America's foremost law
yers, deprives New York, New Icb
nnon and Yonkers of their libraries
and the public from receiving any ben
efit from the great statesman's large
nnd generous bequests.
To I'rrvrnt Collisions.
Mrxcin. Ind., Oct 28. Superintend
ent A. (J. Wells of the Cleveland and
Indianapolis division of the I5ig Four,
lias issued a bulletin requiring that the
engineer nnd conductor must sign their
own train orders, and that the receiving
operator must read the order to them
and then they must read it to each
other. Any conductor signing for his
engine man will be discharged and the
engineer and any operator failing to
read the train orders will be dismissed.
A few days since a conductor on a pas
senger train signed for his engineer,
and mistook the order in such a man
ner that his train and the Southwestern
limited express met on the main track
near Ansonia, O., and a collision was
only averted in a miraculous manner.
Hence the bulletin.
Train Ilobber Fonnd C'nllty.
Fort Smith, Oct 2s. Alex Lewis,
who has been on trial in the federal
court here for a week, charged with
the murder of R C Travis a Texas
cattleman, was found guilty late
last evening. On the night of
June IS, 1SS?. Lewis, with four con
federates, held up a passenger train
on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas rail
way near (Jibson station. I. T., and
robbed the express car. Three shot
were fired, one of them striking Travis
and killing him. When Lewis was ar
rested one of his pals testified against
Ilire Tnmp Cruahed
Jomf.t. Ill, Oct SS. About midnight
last night an extra westbound train on
the Rock Island road, in charge of Con
ductor Kurns consisting of some
twenty-five or thirty car of dead
freight, was wrecked two miles east of
this city by the truck on a car of salt,
about in the middle of the train, break
ing and letting the car down on the
track. Some eight or ten cars were
ditched. Three tramps Mike Foley.
James O'Hearn and Lawrence Smith
who were stealing a ride in one of the
wrecked cars, were seriously injured.
The wreck was soon cleared.
Caught In the t!rraa.
ttAi.xcsrxLUC Tex., Oct 28. While
ov- riding yesterday afternoon John
Dudley, a young man of this city was
dangerously hurt Ills horse got fright
ened and begaa to plangn. Dudley was
thrown and in falling his foot caught
in the stirrup. This frightened the
horse more, and he went down the
street in a run, d-agging Dudley. The
latter's foot became loosened, bat sot
until be was fearfully cut aad bruised
about the head and face. Wliea picked
up he was unconscious and his injuries
m tared, are very serious.
Tlt of the Chilian fioermn rot's Jtrply
In Ihr Drtiisml of the t'nltetl state-. Ir
Itrpa ration fnr the Valparaiso AflTalr.
WawiiiXi'tos. Oct 20. A cipher ca
blegram from Minister Kgan wa.. re
ceived by the stitc department yester
day morning but it was nearly nof.n
lcfore it could be laid before the presi
dent An hour afterward messenger were
dispatched to Secretary Hlainc and Sec
retary Tracy requesting their presence
at the White houc The aecrctaneN
promptly rcApondcii, Mr. Maine ftvra
his houvs and Secretary Tracy from tho
Soon after J o'clock an ofllcial state
ment of the content. of Minister Kgati's.
dispatch ivis made public an folio wv
"The department of state received
this morning a tdcgra:n from Minister
Kgan, dated Santiago. fctober i-t. Jr
which he give the following as- the n
ply of the Chilian jirernnicnt to thi
president's telegram of Ootoler 23, ask
ing reparation for the recent murder
of American sailors in the streets ot
Valparaiso: 'The minister of foreign
affairs replies that the government of
the United States formulates demand
and advances threats that without
leing cast back with acrimony, are not
acceptable, nor could thoy be accepted
in the present case or in any other of
like nature. He does not doubt the
sincerity, rectitude or exjHjrtness of the
investigation on board the Italtitnore,
but will recognize only tho jurisdiction
and authority of his own country to
judge aud punish the guilty in Chilian
territory. He says the administra
tive and judicial authorities have
been investigating alfairs ; that
judicial investigation under Chilian
law is secret and the time is not yet ar
rived to make known the result; when
that time does arrive he will commu
nicate the result although he does not
recognize- any other authority com
petent to judge criminal cases than
that established by the Chilian people.
I'ntil the time arrives to disclose the
result of the investigation ho can not
admit that the disorders in Valparaiso
ir the silence of his department should
appear as an expression of unfriendli
ness toward the government of the
In i tod States which might put in peril
the friendly relations between tho two
The Steamer Oliver lliernn lliinied on the
1. otter .Mississippi l'rob.ildy Tnrnt
I. Ives Lost.
ViiKsnilin, Miss.. Oct ".. The
handsome steamer Oliver Itierne was
burned to the water's edge at Z:'M
o'clock yesterday morning near Milli
ken's landing, twelve miles lielow Vicks
burg. Twenty jhtsous at the least cal
culation are believed to have perished.
Tho Oliver Itierne was a new and
handsome passenger boat and was
built in .leffersouville, Ind., four years
ago. She has been used in the excur
sion business on the Mississippi for the
past two summers and during the win
ter season has plied between local points
at the lower end of the river. The
lioat was valued at S-'tl.oao and owned
by the Planters .t Merchants' Packing
Co., of New Orleanv She left this city
last Wednesday with over 100 deck pas
sengers and carried fifteen cabin pas
sengers. This list was increased by
additional passengers taken on b mrd
at Cairo, Memphis and other land ngs.
The Hierne, after getting to the Mis
sissippi river, accepted freight on her
way down and when she reached Milll
ken's bend sho had aboard fceveral hun
dred bales of cotton in addition to a
quantity of miscellaneous freight She
reached Milliken's licnd at night ami
landed there, intending to resume her
trip down the river in the morning at
daybreak. The passengers and crew
were asleep when at 'S'30 o'clock an
alarm of fire was suddenly sounded and
almost liefore anone was awake the
loat was in names.
The vessel had alout eighty deck and
about twenty cabin passengers. It is
difficult to ascertain the loss of lives,
the several reorts differing as to the
exact numltcr, but conservative esti
mates are that twenty were lost. T!i
following arc known to have leen
among those who jerishcd.
Mrs. Wnddcll. an elderly lady of Now
Orleans; Sam Kntricken. son of the
clerk; two daughters of Dr. Worrell, of
Haton Ilouge; a chambermaid; a daugh
ter of Mrs. AdaTis. of niaha.
Mrs. Grandson Jones and her daugh
ter were both drowned. Their bodies,
with those of four colored men. ere
recovered. Capt Thorwegen had drag
hooks made and ued every povsibie
means to recover the bodies of the lost
Jaekaon Fletcher Kc-p-.
C.s.m. I. T. Oct- 30 News ha
reached this place to the eUcct that
Jackson Flctcher.the Choctaw who was
to be shot to-day for the murder of Kli
Frazier. near Ik ggy depot last spring,
made his escape last night whi e the
sheriff who had him in charge was at
stipper. It is supposed he is making
his way toward Paris Tex , as he said
he was going to Paris to give up. A
bond is held against him at that place
for his appearance at the term of court
which is now in session, where he i
charged with the murder of old man
Stanleman in the su aimer.
I'olk on 1'otltles.
Norfolk. Va., Oct 50. CoL L L.
Polk, president of the Farmers' Al
liance, in speaking at Elizabeth City,
said in part:
"They talk about politics. Toe alli
ance is as full of politics as an egg Ls
full of meat Yes, sir. we are into
politics and there to stay. They talk
about party; what is party? It is a
nice little collar with a chain. I don't
care who is nominated. I will vote as
Polk then spoke of the sub-treasury
bilL and said that there were eighteen
states pledged to stand by this scheme.
Piuhrd Into the Kar Kad.
Datto.t. O., Oct SO. The observa
tion ear of a party of Cincinnati, Ham
ilton .fc Dayton railway official on a
tour of inspection of the recently pur
chased Dayton and Ironton division
was wrecked by being pushed
into the rear end of a freight
train. The party consisted of Presi
dent 5L D. Woodford. Superintendent.
C Neilson and fourteen others. Some
of the party jumped to the steep rocky
tide of the cat, while the others crowd
ed into the back end of the can. No
one was seriously hart, but great, dam
age as doce to tbe trsias.
jlIMsrKK I'ATIIU h Kl.AN
When prkrs are Urr I a gol tlwe
to purchase Improrcsl tck for brood
ing. Havinc tck to cat the roar fWer
on tbe farm is one of the lt way W
Good clorcr hxy It one of tlvs Ut
rough feed for growing aalruaW dr
A very httl-s feed when it Is n-rded
will often make the dlfferonee between
profit and bs.
Scrubs cat a much a well bred ani
mals and lo not make a got returns
for their keeping.
In addition to brin, pesltgrred, brers 1
lug animals should be iscil dovtloped
and cven'.v prop-orttonrsL
As with other stock It U jito an
it-ui ! applr mlk-h eow with a g!
rarwty. lover hay with bran and
corn meal, mmc ouo of the very l-ot
ratlins that can W supplies! to milch
cows. Uran alone tnl to tKTax
the quantitr bat lowers tbe qwattlr of
the xnil!v, and cither corn or M rat.
or both. skouH te et in conoton
A watehfut care to preTcat estir
nessln the pregnant ww Usmi!1 be eo
staut'y observed. ttc bvwel h 1U !
loose an 1 regular Thu cunditfcMt pr
vents ferrr which operates dUastcsmsly
on the nit. k secretion The prtper -d:tion
can b.' maintained through tbe
food, atid nothing is tlnr nor act let
ter a-s a regulator and stimulator of
literal milk :1jw than th tuiderate
use of oil meal
Dr H. J I Winers, the Ohio sutr
veterinarian, announces in tke ttlutk
annual report of the Ohio experiment
station, that he has suKio!ed In tit.!
ing a method of Inoettlntiou for bog
cholera uhu-h he telwves, from art-ial
ejTiinotilatson, will atford prote-ti.n
from that dlseasr, and s ill le ab e tn
the near future to furnish materia, to
skilled veterinarians, with tl'c method
to be fil lowed
A bunch of sleors that are all ab "Ut
the same idzo and e dor catch the eye of
a dealer much more readily than If the
utiimaU are of all sizes nnd colors, be
sides they ore much more apt to gel tin
ished at the same time, nnd, therefore,
none need be kept after they are ready
for market waiting for tho rest toi.iUh
up, nor the lot split and hipjcd at df
ferent times. With sheep and p gs U.o
very same principles apply.
Cows kept in a good, dry, comfort thin
shelter, will need much less fiwd to
maintain heat than one that is wintered
with little or no shelter, mil it is al
ways good economy to provide good
shelter, and especially when it s an
item to secure as large a ll w f u.
as jmssible. Cows need but litt e exer
rise, hence thoy can ! routine I t'.'
greater part of the time during the
winter Plenty of iiedduig should Im
provided l keep them clean, as it wii.
also add to their comfort
Manures, cc nslstlng largely of ani
mal dropplntrs, should le applied as
soon as possible.
Ite fore cold weather sots in. what
ever necessary repairing is needed
nbout tho buildings should be dour
It is a variety of fixxl rather than
large quantity that fowlsrequirr M-re
care is necessary in this rcsjHrct w hen
they are con lined than when glvon a
!y keeping the fowls in a giwid.
thrifty condition during the summer
all kinds of poultry ran le fattened ry
readily in the fall. or. In fact at tiny
time it is desired to mnrket
Many western farmers could secure
higher price and real ire more profit by
butchering and curing their hogs nnd
soiling u cured meat in the spring and
summer, rather than sell on foot now
Whilo there is not a large amount ol
available plant food in dried sta'ks,
weeds and grasses, yet by plow iiir
them under the uierhanirnl effect pro
duced is iKMieliritil nnd everything
should In? turned tin lor that ts jwissi
Itefore lulling, poultry should never
l stuffed norstarved; feed moderately,
so that the crop is not distended It is
evident that when killed after lemg
heavily fed, the undigested food in th
crop Is apt to spoil, and thus lesn the
market value All kinds of tu!try
should !. moderately fed. so that they
may retain their vitality.
Whenever the farmer feeds his crn
oats and hay he Incomes to some e
tent a manufacturer nnd his profit de '
cnds on the wisdom he displays in
transforming these raw an I bulky
products into condensed and valuable
ones. Many farmers fall far short of
the profit they might get ln.cnHse, their
anima's arc ill bred.
One point in whieh farmers fail is in
not providing sutlicient store room fot
grain where, it will be safe Hither
they must sell their wheat as soon a
threshed, or put it whem the fwls
waste it or it g!s scattered and dirty
Nearly cverv s-nson the grain market
is depressed by the rush of farmers U
market grain lecnusj they have no
safe place to store It
The ideal farmer prize his ilwc! ng
and out bui. dings an 1 appreciates Un
co tn forts and contents thee jjivr lc
him and his family and his domes'
animals. Therefore he kreps theii ,n
k'ood repair, treats them to a givxl cot
of punt every two years, and makes
everything about him so pleasant at!
cheerful that when his loy ret rn
from school, or his daughters fro n tic
siminary. the first thing aft"r a hear'y
greeting father and mother hears u
"There is no place like hom.
Kvcry farmer shon'1 manage to have
a fresh cow to brin the winter with.
Oae good fresh cow is better than three ,
ordinary cows. With a real god cow '
the farmer Is sure of a jroed living, and .
one cow where one makes no preten- .
sions to dairying is better than two. a
she will have better care and more
As an egg promoter there is no ele
ment that eqsaU raw crushed bone.
fed as a balan ing food with othr ra
tions. For growing chicks it 'arn.ih'
loth a rich, nutritious food and a g i
A tablespoonf ol of cru-Ie carbo'ie c-d
thoroughly mixed with a qeart of bn.
terrai'k is go-d remedy for lSee. Ap
ply with a brash.
ilegnlar feeding tvice a Axj wi'.;,-,o
better nults than irregular feeding
three time a day. In 4etermia.sg tb
number o! Umr to feed the farm work
must be considered. If te other ror'
will not interfere with the feeding, .t
Is usually b-st to feed ihre assi, bet
it mssl be d ae regalar"y
Appy all manures oa a plowed ur
lietter have half the pasture and save
Ie sure and not sell all of the. !jt
hogs now at three and four cents a
pound, aad bay them back next sprfij
at tea and twelve ceata.
Poultry of any kiad lateaded tn be
dres-vjd before seadiejr to market sJk ?Jd '
be kept from focd for tweaty-fosr
hours br'ore killing.
While It Is aa item t- keen all of the
stock the farm wiil cxrrj. over-st&ck-irg
shoskl be avoided.
Fattesisifbocs should be psshodnow
as rapidly as possible. All thbi-s con
sidered now is the be, tiate for fatten.
lag; after the weatb-r gets cold aad
y. Jrsyr tner? food di t reqatryi
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