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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye August 3, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - August 3, 1890, Burlington, Iowa ADVERTISE YOUK WANTS IN I the hawk-eye. / THE LEADING PAPER. THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE: RIGHT PAGES. ♦ I ’Al in I’ ONE.* PAGES I TO H. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, SUNDAY- MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK IN AND OUT OF CHURCH. Religious News Gathered From All Quarters. A Bare Old Volume—Christianity in India —Cardinal Lavigeric—The Hindoo Kelig'on~~The Holy Land— Sam .Jones’ Meetings. A write r in The Churchman says that through the courtesy of Mr. Henry Willett of Brighton, England, he has had the privilege of inspecting a very rare volume, viz., a MS. copy of “The Newe Testaments” as translated into English by John Wycliffe. Tho volume is probably 500 years old. Its intrinsic value is much increased by the national and historical circumstances which gave rise to its existence. John Wycliffe. the “morning star of the reformation,” hesitated not at persecution. His life was a succession of martyrdoms, with death only omitted. “The Newe Testamente” itself is an enduring monument, of tho patient industry and artistic skill of tile clever penman who executed it; end it is a source I Kith of wonder and admiration to think that there must have been sent forth hundreds of similar manuscript copies of not only “The Newe Testament?.” hut of the whole Bible! If “The Newe Testamente” in Mr. Willett's possession is a fair sample of these works, and doubtless it is, writing at the period must have been elevated into a line art. The book is about demy octavo in size, some 8 inches by 5 inches. It contains some 200 or 250 leaves of parchment, and these are of such uniform thinness as to be easily mistaken for ordinary paper. The title page of the book is wanting. The contents do not run throughout in the same order as tho modern N w Testament, though commencing with the gospels and ending with the Apocalypse. This latter is entitled the “Apocalips of Joon,” and tho Acts os “Ye Dedis of Apostalis.” The divisions of the text throughout the work are simply indicated by colored initial letters, and the verses are not numbered, the writing being continuous. After the Apocalypse follow some helps to religion, such as the first lines of the ten commandments and the seven virtues. These again are succeeded by a table of lessons for Sundays, Wednesdays and saints'days throughout the year— in.exceedingly beautiful specimen of arrangement and of black letter writing. Tho pages of the T< st ament itself are divided into two columns, each containing about forty lines. These lines are throughout equidistant, and the letters are bo admirably shaped and so uniform in size that at a first glance they might be regarded as ordinary printing. The writing was evidently systematically done, and one gets a clew to this from the fact that preceding the matter in the hook is a page lightly but accurately ruled, ready to he written upon. Tile division between the 1 wo columns in each page is about a quarter of an inch in width, and this appears to have been made to afford space for the display of the beautiful initial letters which, drawn in violet ink, with red ink ornamentations, run through the work. And wonderful specimens of penmanship these initial letters are; each, in fact, is a work of art. There would seem to ho but few errors in the transcription. In tho seventh chapter of tho Apocalypse two omissions appear at the side of the page. Possibly the transcriber, nearing theclose of his work, was a little tired. If so, his previous labors should secure for him absolution! CHRISTIANITY IN CANTON. Daily Errm-liing; l»v Native and Foreign Evangelist*. in Canton. China, with its 1.5 d.OOO inhabitants, there are fifteen Christian chapels where missionaries and the nail ve ministers preach the gospel, not on Sunday only, but daily, and from two to four hours each. day. to audiences varying from fifty t < > several hundreds. After the sermon Chinese evangelists cont’rue the service. Free conversations and discussions follow; rooms are at hand for private conferences and Christian hooks and tracts are kept in readiness and dis- vigorous me ana win surely ao muca for the salvation „f tho dark continent. An exchange compares his activity with that of St Augustine, for he has .lone the v ork of a score of men in y,romoting tho anti-slavery crusade, and vet ht£ never permitted tho work of his diocese to cease for an instant. Years of labor have broken Ins body but not the spirit, aud ho wall always he one of th® most imposing figures of this century. The Hindoo Religion Undermined. Sir Alfred Croft, tho British director of public instruction at Bengal, India, after referring to the undermining of Hindooism by English education, remarks: “As to the old religion I have derived the impression that no foundation is left : t nut educated Hindoo society, in its 11 ad i ti on a1 observance of ordinary moral laws, is in fact ‘working without sanctions.’ ! he vague form of theism to which, at the hest, the popular religion has been reduced in the minds of educated Hindoos is altogether too thin and colorless to supply the emotional force, without which theological propositions are powerless to influence conduct.” Barbarism in New Mexico. Under the heading “Barbarism in New Mexico” the last number but one of The Spirits of Missions (Protestant Episcopal magazine) publishes the following: “Though there are now about 100,-000 Americans in New Mexico and Arizona, yet the Mexicans form the bulk of the population in tile former very extensive territory. They live for the most part in small adobe houses, and they are very ignorant and superstitious. A*missionary laboring among them says: ‘The people in this place are industrious, but they are living in darkness .and superstition. They believe in witches. They believe that people turn into cats, and may become men and women again at pleasure. The paganism in this land of Christian liberty would astonish eastern people. We call it home missionary work. It is as foreign as though the Pacific ocean separated us from the United States. The present condition of these people is the result of 200 years of darkness. Could you see the blood streaming from the wounds of these “peni-tentes,” and many other acts of barbarism, your hearts would be touched.”’ A Magnificcut Denver Church. Harper’s Weekly for June l l contains a description, with illustrations, of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church, of Denver, Colo. This church, says Tile Weekly, represents in actual valuation more than $250,000, and is one of tho most magnificently appointed churches in America. Attached to the church is an elegant parsonage, the cost of which, including lots and furnishings, amounted to $20,000. Tho organ is the greatest organ in America, constructed at a cost of $30,000. Tho description further says that tho church occupies four lots on the northeast corner of Eighteenth street and Broadway, which wero purchased at a cost of $75,000. Tho stained glass windows are very artistic and effective, as is also the fresco.” SECRET SOCIETY SALAD. Matters of Interest to Members of the Various Orders. Description mill Picture of Minneapolis’ Masonic Temple—The A. O. U. IV-in Oregon—The Presbyterians and Secret Societies, It was in May, 1885, that a few enterprising brothers conceived the idea of erecting a Masonic temple in Minneapolis. Before long the “.Masonic Temple Association of Minneapolis” was organized, with a capital stock of 8150,000, divided into 6,000 shares of $25 each, with a limit of indebtedness of $75,000. In the following month of July the-directors felt aut horized to purchase a site. One bf the best locations in the city—t he corner of Hennepin avenue and Sixth street—was selected, measuring 88 feet by 165 feet and costing §01,000, §15,-000 of which was donated by private citizens, making the net cost to the association §46,600. It is nowr undoubtedly worth §100,000. The capital stock was afterward increased to §250,000. The Masonic temple has now become a reality aud is rapidly approaching completion. It presents to the eye a most pleasing and attractive appearance and cannnot fail to attract the attention of the observant passerby. Its dimensions are 8s feet on Hennepin avenuo by 153 feet on Sixth street, and it is eight .stories in height. It is built of Ohio white sandstone and, architecturally speaking, is of Romanesque design. Tho Hennepin avenue front is interspersed with numerous striking features, emblematic of the Ma- undertaking to build a magnificent temple, a borne for all tho lodges in Portland and a general headquarters for grand lodge officers. Tho ground has been bought, and it is a most desirable location, being on the sout hwest corner of Second and Taylor streets. The ground was bought for §35,000 over a year and a half ago, and is today worth §00,000. It was bought on easy terms by the trustees, and payments are being made as fast us they fall due. The incorporators of this temple, all of whom are members of the order, have it so arranged that any brother can hold shares by paying only §1 a month on each share. Any member of the order can take shares, or a member’s wife can take shares. When this fine four-story structure is erected on one of the most prominent bus'ness corners of Portland we can point to it with pride and say, “Look at this living monument of one of the grandest orders on earth.” The total disbursements of the beneficiary fund of all the jurisdictions for the year 1889 make a grand total of $4,153,768.-28. The total number of death losses during the year was 2,049. Illinois disbursed §56,000 from the beneficiary fund during June, of which amount $30,000 was paid on fifteen deaths in Chicago. The mother jurisdiction during the last fiscal year disbursed §326,265; the big Canadian jurisdiction, §208,000. Baby Dakota paid out §6.432.63 during the four months of the year 1889 for which she was responsible as a grand jurisdiction. During that short time the baby brought considerable solace to bereaved families. MARIE PITOU’S GOOD LUCK. A Maid Who Began Life in the Oil Regions and is Now Rich. I. o. o. F. Au posed of in lar Tho preaching ing the hottest and September o’clock, the botte of thousands of numbers. halls are thronged dur-month®- July, August -and from noon till 3 st part of t he day. Tons visitors to the city have heard the gospel in these chapels and halls, and have carried it hundreds of miles into the interior. Tho missionary en connu - these in tho most remote places on his inland tours, and sometimes listens with surprise' while they repeat the substance1 of the discour-" which tin y have heard. The dial ort us-'d by most cf the missionaries in pn a. lung is the Punti, pure ('anton,-cess to t wen tv by which I hey have lillions ett people. or ac- Chri-tiniiil v in liiilia. As India is engrossing at the present time so much of the attention of tho Christian church, figures relating to its people and the ir religion may be useful. In March. i®®®. tie1 population of British India, including the protectorates and feudatories, was reckoned by the government at 2ti9,(M>*.006. It is calculated that there are aliout 2.600.000 of Christians in India, counting Roman Catholics, Protestants and adhe rents of what are known as the eastern churches. To the Roman Catholic church about hOOOjOOO adherents are assigned; to the Syrian. Ann nian and Greek churches about 300,OOO; to the Church of England, •60,000; to tho Presbyterian churches, -'°,000. and to other Protestant communions, 158,tion. There are still 10t>,-l!00,000 men and 111.000.000 women who can neither read nor write. The different languages sp- -ken are 109. ut lite \mericau Hoard. The donations to the American board i; it tho month < f May ore $914.80 smaller titan the same month last year. The legacies are larger bv $6,805.87. The increase in nine months in donations is $30,562.64. and in I -aries $92,973.69. The total receipts for nine months are $154, -28.34. The total apt*liniments of missionaries and assistant missionaries since ^*nv-.1 are fifty-six—twenty-one men, thirty-five wa mon. Of tho men five are graduates ,»f Yale. four of Chicago, three of Oberlin, two of Hartford, one of Andover, one Presbyterian, one Methodicone physician, two unordained, one taking theology under nri Micronesia, which ha- In in its force by deaths aud removals, it is dated, is to ]>»> reinforced bv eleven missionaries. Ca it! I na I Lavigeri«>. Cardinal Lavigerie, says The Catholic '•eviqw. is living long enough to see the seeds that lie planted above ground and > Doming. His cathedral is built and consecrated, its chapter of canons been Appointed, bs seminary open and he presided over the first council of arridge, lbs see, under las wonderful ®&aagement. is developing into new and Protestant Evangelization of Italy. Pastor Felici, of Udine, Italy, recently delivered an address in which lie gives an interesting inside view of the progress and success of the Protestant evangelization of Italy. The systematic work of evangelization really began, however, with the eighth decade of tho present century, when the political union of Italy first made this possible. In all the larger and in many of the smaller cities there are Protestant congregations with a membership of IOO and more. Tilt1 number of sympathizers is much greater. Even in the villages evangelists have begun to preach the gospel. The Italian Protestants, as a nile, belong to the lowly of the land, and the erection of school houses and churches and the maintenance of separate organizations is not an easy work for them. Tho outlook, however, is very hopeful. The Holy I.anil. Bishop Blyth, of Jerusalem, has given some interesting facts concerning the Holy Land. He says that the return of Jews is remarkable. In IHll there were only 8,0<>0 Jews in Palestine. In 18-s:; they numbered 23.600, but now number 70,000, nearly double the number that returned from the Babylonish captivity. Further, the fertilizing rains, known as Hie “latter rains.” which had been withheld since the times of tin- exile, had been granted again during the past two years, and everything seemed to show that land was tieing prepared for the return of the Jews to their promised land. Seven to Go Abroad. The McCormick Presbyterian Theological seminary at Chicago will send seven of its thirty-nine graduates this year at once to the foreign missionary field—a proportion of contribution probably not exceeded by any other seminary in the United States. One of the latest appointments by the A. B. C. F. M. is that of Miss Susan ll. Calhoun, whose father, the Rev. S. H. Calhoun, was Tor scores of years one of tho best missionaries of the board in the Svrian field. RELIGIOUS NOTES. him Jones’ in ate instructor, u so crippled Rev. Sam .Tones’ meetings at Rich mend. Va., were the most important ever held in that city. Tile Norfolk Virginian says that at one meeting in the tabernacle fully 3.000 persons listened to the preacher, ami as many came who were unable to get inside the building. The same journal estimates that not less than 1,000 persons were converted at the meetings. Tile Rev. Ford Nichols. I). D., (if Philadelphia, has been consecrated assistant bishop of California. The bishop of Wellington. New Zealand, has been elected primate of .the Anglican church in Australasia. The oldest preacher in the United States is said to be the Rey. John Atkinson, now living in Benton Harbor. Mich. He was bora in 1797. and was licensed to preach in 1814. Three important bodies of Norwegian Lutherans were recently united in one synod in Minneapolis, Minn. Hie new body is to be known as the I nited Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. It took strong action in favor of temperance, committing the church as a whole to the cause of prohibition. The Catholic congress of Chili at its recent session adopted resolutions in favor of papal independence, and declared that it would not allow the go\* eminent of Chili to acknowledge the “Sardinian usurpation.” This report, which we find in The I reeinan s Journal, would seem to indicate that the ( at hoi ii church in Chili believes it: -if to tie fin superior to anil iii control of the -tate. Chamberlain’s Eye and Skin Ointment. A certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes Tetter. Salt Rheum, Scald Head, OM Chronic Sores, Fever Sores, Eczema, lit h, Prairie Scratches. Sore N ipplcsand Pile-. It is cooling and soothing. Hundreds of cases have been cured by it after all other treatments have failed- 25 anc 50 cent boxes for sale by all druggists. It is the little tilings of life that annoy us. For instance, tin re's—bed-bugs. MINNEAPOLIS MASONIC TEMPLE. some order, always welcome to the eye of the craft. The building is thoroughly fire proof in construction and its interior arrangements for light, heat, ventilation and access are the very best known to modern science and experience. The apartments for the lodges are tonally distinct from the office portion of the building. The entire northeastern portion alleve the first floor is set apart for Masonic purposes. On the second floor there are two large and complete blue lodge halls, with balconies, extending, as do all the lodge apartments, through double stories. On the fourth floor is the consistory chamber, and also an additional blue lodge hall. On the sixth floor are the commandery, council and chapter chambers. The entire eighth floor is devoted to a large hall, SO by 114 feet, for drill purposes, for large convocations, banquets and the like, and is further completely equipped with adjoining parlors, reception rooms, kitchen and closets. The first floor and basement are intended for one large general store and are larger than any other of the kind in the city. They are capable, however, of being divided into three or four well lighted stores or general offices. The entire fronts both on Hennepin avenue and Sixth street on the second. third, fourth, fifth, sixtli and seventh floors are devoted to offices. There are of these about 130 in number, and for comfort and elegance cannot well lie surpassed. They will be thoroughly cared for and the entire building kept in first class condition. Two of tho best elevators will be kept constant ly in service. The entire cost of the building, exclusive of the site, lie-fore referred to, will not be far from $300,-000. The information for the foregoing description and the picture of the temple which accompanies it are taken from an excellent and comprehensive article in a recent number of The Voice of Masonry and Family Magazine. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Various Notes of Interest to members of the Order. The least or minimum fee as charter members in organizing a Knight of Pythias lodge in Iowa is $10 for each petitioner. No lodge can be legally instituted where a less amount is collected from each. The Plutonian contains the following: ‘‘Bro. Dias, president of the republic of Mexico, is a stalwart Pythian, having some time since had a lodge instituted in the City of Mexico, for which he paid from his pocket the entire expense.” The grand lodge of California at its last session appropriated §190 to purchase a P. G. Cos jewel for G. M. of E., A. lf. Gage, who had filled that position for the past five years, also for I*. G. C. Stanton L. Carter, compiler of the excellent digest used by that jurisdiction. Fifteen divisions of the uniformed rank were instituted in Ohio during the month of April, and this number was increased for the month of May. The number of knights iii Ohio is about 30,000. Tile charter has been forwarded by the supreme lodge for the sixth lodge in the Ilawiian Islands. This will entitle them to a grand lodge. Ini|Mirt:int Movement at the Pennsylvania Home—Notes. The Ladies’ Auxiliary Board of the Pennsylvania Odd Fellows’ Home are earnestly pushing the movement for tho admission of the wives and inmates of tile home and are determined to make it a success. A fund of about §1,200 is already in hand, and strong efforts by tile lodges embraced in the membership of the home, about IOO in number, will be made to raise a sum sufficient to adequately increase the accommodations so that the old wives as well as the old men may lie liberally cared for. To this end Coaquanock Lodge, 463, recently drafted strong resolutions in support of the work, and backed them up by a donation of §25. The Vermont Odd Fellows contributed §322.08 to the relief of brothers who suffered from the Johnstown flood. Louisiana has 25 lodges, with a membership of 875. The first public funeral by the order of Odd Fellows was in 1823, and was held at the hour of midnight by torchlight. New York city lias eighty-three lodges working in the German and fifty-two in the F.nglish language. There are also four Bohemian, otic Danish, one French and one Swedish. In several states they have lodges composed of the sons of Odd Fellows. Eleven cantons were instituted in June, making 5S1 cantons, with a membership of 25,000. The entertainment at Odd Fellows’ hall, St. Louis, for the benefit of the library netted §1,500. The grand lodge of Dakota met at Dead wood May 23. There are 102 lodges, with a present membership of 4,430. It was at this meeting divided into the jurisdiction of North Dakota and South Dakota. Wisconsin now has 313 lodges, with a total membership of 14,883, anet increase of 209 during 1889. The amount paid for relief during the year was §27,910.50. Tho grand lodge met recently at Eau Claire and had a very profitable session. New Haven Odd Fellows have raised $20,000 toward a new temple. Thirty-two new lodges were instituted in Pennsylvania during the past year. KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES The Story or Her Strange and Exciting Career—She Now Does All Her Itnsineas Through the New York Stock Exchange. Its, having in mind the harm done ny ;eau powders and mercurial paints. But all applications for the skin for the purpose of beautifying are cosmetics, and if you object to them on high moral grounds you must give up using a bit of cold cream for chapped lips, or a soothing wash for a sunburned face, let alone buttermilk to take the freckles off your hands. Some cosmetics are injurious, many are not, and the safe ones are hurrying the others out of the market —.Shirley Dare in New York Herald. FIRST NAMES OF YOUNG WOMEN. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. A filii f Resume of tho July Xssessnient Circ u hit’. Of the 165 deaths published in the July circular IO were half rate. The sum of §320,000 is required to pay their beneficiaries. The total amount paid by the deceased was §34,733.33, an average of $210.50. Of the number IO became members between the ages of 20 and 30, and paid a total of §2,338, an average of §146.12. and the average time of their meinliership was 7 years and 5 months; 50 were between 30 and 40, paid a total of $3,808.50, un average of $177.37, and their average time was 8 years and 9 months; 87 were between 40 and 50, paid a total of $16,464.58, an average of $189.25, and average time 8* years and 3 months; 12 were between 50 and 55, paid a total of §7,062.25, an average of $5®s.52, and average time IO years and 7 months. The highest amount s paid were §968, §856 and §832, by'three members who were each 54 years of age at time of initiation. The smallest sums paid were $3, by a half rate member, who had been in but three months and was killed in a railroad accident; §7, by one who died of heart disease, and $8 by a member who died of pneumonia. One of the number had been a member a period of sixteen years and three months. The last death published is numbered 15,727, and the list contains all received up to May 29. The statement shows that warrants for all deaths except five had been drawn up to 15,520. The law relating to who may be made beneficiaries was changed at the recent session of the supreme lodge so as to include Jill blood relations, whether dependants or not. Thornton lodge, of Thornton, Tex., captures the subordinate lodge banner, with Wabash lodge, of Logansport, Ind., a close second.    »    _________ A. O. U. W. A Plan fur ;» Temple to Le Unlit in Oregon—Notes. The bright new paper of the order, The Oregon Gavel, reports the following: One of the greatest plans ever originated by the members of our noble order was the Something About the Origin anil Progress of the Order. Port Huron is the headquarters of the order of the Knights of the Maccabees, a fraternal beneficiary organization which has become remarkably successful and popular not only in tho state but wherever it has become known. The people of Port Huron naturally feed quite proud of the institution, as nearly every able bodied, physically qualified male citizen in tho city belongs to it. The 1,100 and over members in Port Huron and Fort Gratiot adjoining certainly show their confidence in the organization bv taking and holding a membership in it. Nearly t hree thousand persons in t tie county of St. Clair are enrolled as members of this order. In 1881 the Knights of the Maccabees was organized and incorporated under a special act of the legislature of the state of Michigan. On Dec. 31 following the annual report of the society showed just 700 members in good standing. The report ending March 31,1890, shows nearly 15,000 in t he state of Michigan alone, a remarkably rapid growth. The society has paid out in Michigan alone $‘550,000 in death benefits to the widows and orphans of deceased members. The average cost per §1,000 death benefit has been, during the eight and a half years of its existence, less than §4 on assessment account. What the Maccabees particularly pride themselves upon is that they have been able to pay all death and disability claims within ten days after proofs of death of the member have been filed. In 18S3 the supreme tent was reorganized under the laws of Michigan, and commenced spreading the membership outside of the state. It has made wonderful progress, showing now a membership in other states outside of Michigan of over 17,000. notably in New Y'ork, Ohio, Pennsylvania, indiana. Illinois, Missouri and in the province of Ontario, Can., which together with the membership in the Michigan state jurisdiction makes a grand total of over 32,•'OO members, tho work of less than nine years. The supreme department has ptiid to the beneficiaries of its deceased members over $400,000, which with the amount paid out in Michigan (§350,000) makes a grand total of over threequarters of a million dollars.—Bee Hive. The Presbyterians anil Secret Societies. Tho following resolution was adopted at the recent United Presbyterian General assembly at Buffalo: “Y'our committee are of the opinion that. we should emphasize more than we are now doing tile position which we hold as a church upon the question of secret societies. We are happy to report the names of prominent and influential ministers of our church who were identified with the anti-secret convention recently held in Chicago under the auspices of the American Christian association. But in face of the many evils growing out of the lodge system and in view of the fact that our country’s future welfare would seem to depend upon the overthrow of this system of iniquity, we would recommend that all our pastors and sessions lie enjoined to unfurl tho banner of our church upon this question, so that the church may be recogniz everywhere as not in name only but also in reality a factor in the reform that would seek to rid the world of the oath bound secret society.” There appears to be considerable interest in tho story of Mario Pitou, the French maid, who came to the oil country in 1875. I have put together such facts as I know personally concerning her strange career. saw Colonel and Madame Blank, formerly Marie Pitou, at the colonel’s office on Broad street. They had already related the story to me, but I did not at the time have their consent to use it. The substance of the story is as follows, as related by Mme. Blank: My maiden name was Marie Pitou. I came to America in 1875 with William and Robert Greaves and their wives. I was engaged as maid to Mrs. Robert Greaves. These gentlemen were wealthy landowners, mid also had large interests in Glasgow, Scotland. My mistress was an invalid, and the trip was made partly on her account. It was not tin* intention to go into the oil country, lint reading in a Pittsburg paper while in that city of the “Boss” well it was decided to visit it. I was 18 years old at that time. I had been taking care of myself since I was 14, and had become pretty independent. The quarrel I had with Mrs. William Greaves at East Brady was a slight affair, and I suppose I took it as a pretext to leave the party, as I had fully made up my mind after seeing some of the oil wells around Petrolia to stay in the oil country. It seemed so full of life and activity that I was really fascinated with the strange little world of oiL I could not lie turned from this purpose I hail §400 which had been paid to me as my share of the remnant of my father’s estate the week liefore I left, and this money I had given in charge of Mrs. Greaves. This I obtained from her, and to the amount Robert Greaves added my wages, amounting t hen to about §100, and §300 extra. William Greaves added §200, so I came bock to the oil country with §1 JKX) in round numbers. HEK FIEST INVESTMENT. I dbl not have a very definite idea as to what I could do with this money, but I was fully determined to invest at least a part of it in the oil business. I had no idea what oil was worth or how much I might have to pay for land. I remained at the Central hotel in Petrolia for a week. I could sjieak only a little English, and could not get along very fast. I got acquainted with ji lady who drove roe out to the Isaac Steele fjirm, but I could not make any investment there. I heard of Butler and went over there. I gave ;i livery man §10 to drive me over in a buggy, and from this man I learned of a little tr.irt of land which I visited the next day. I thought all land was good for oil purposes and so made haste to bay it. I hired a lawyer, and he looked up the titles and negotiated for the purchase of it. Some days after I had iii-' 1 ■ the purchase I hoard that there wa- not much likelihood of oil being found there. I felt very blue and went to Pittsburg, thinking that if it proved valueless I might have to go into service again, aud I would look around for a position. The hotel keeper in Butler had my address, and one day I received a call from a man who wanted to buy my lease. I didn t, sell it to birri?and others came to see me. I went lip to Butler, and learned that wells on the Gillespie farm were creating some excitement. The farm was a considerable distance from my property, but I concluded to hold on for further developments. The excitement grew in that locality and there was great demand for my propert y. I was advised to put down a well, and would have done so had not such tempting offers been made to inc to sell. I filmily accepted an offer of nearly §4,600. SHE LOCATES IN NEW VORK. 7dme. Blank then related how she was seared out of the oil country by the fear of nitro-glycerine, and came in New York. She remained here only a -bort time, and then went to Baltimore, where she made some money in real estate -pc alation. In Baltimore she became acquainted with the wif«* of a stock broker, and got. some knowledge of tile *roek business. The broker had a connection with a New York finn, and ll it J' iv bought into it as a partner and came to New York to enter the office. Marie Piton came with them, and through this ti nu made her first investment in Wall st rec1 She was successful in increasing brr bank a-cmnt to $10,(JOO, when she closed mi; Jill lier deals and went to Paris ti' vi.-it her Aster. When she got reads to return to New York her sister wanted to accompany her, and rather against her judgment she consented for her to do so. The sister was a delicate girl, and on the first day of tho voyage she died suddenly of some heart trouble aud wa- buried at sea. Marie was herself taken iii aft r this, and lifter landing in New York w is taken to St. Luke’s hospital, where she was obliged to remain for three months. Mine. Blank isa believer in dream-. Her husband related one that was fulfilled iu a remarkable manner She dreamed on two different ors anions that there would be a big break, in the stock market wit bin a certain time, brought un by some exceptional financial disturbance She was sufficiently impressed by it to ii owl out all her holdings of stocks, and at rb.it time she had eon-iderablt, and go short of the market. This was the iirst t fine she had touched the nil market, and also gjive her broker an order to sell ji considerable amount of oil. On the second day after making these translations came the Marine bank failure, urn! the stock market rattled down, oil following it in sympathy. In this decline and tile sulisequent recovery Mme. Blank made a sinai! fortune.—7ww York Cor. oil (Tty Derrick. THE BOWERY WIZARD. His Witchery Makes Even the Skeletons Grin. A Reporter Visit** HI* Den arni Se*-* .Many Curious Thin if*— People the Professor Has Met amt What Ttiey Think of Him. ag pal fr Some of the Names of Young Teachers Who Have Keen Graduated Recently. Fifty-two young women were graduated from the training department of the Normal college and 274 from the collego proper. This is the collego which specifi cally prepares its students to be teachers, and it is therefore a professional s bool attended by young women who are getting ready for the serious work of making t heir living. But when we rea l the names of a large part of these graduates we find that they are appellations which suggest rat her a gay and giddy view of life and its respoasibili-ties. They are not the names of mature and serious women, but of the pets and plaything-, of the nursery. We cannot associate with them the dignity and the consequence of teachers occupied with graver matters than dolls and curl papers, and with stern duties rather than wit bt he case and pleasu res of exi stence. They do not befit young women who are starting out to prepare themselves for an exhausting profession and are no longer rocked in cradles or guarded from the cares and hardships of the world by doting domestic affection. Twelve of the class of fifty two in the training department and aliout titty of the 274 graduates of the college sign themselves with mere pct names ending in ie, as if they mid no other, and from manifest preference for the nursery diminutives. Among these are Bessie, Jennie, Nellie, Carrie, Birdie, Mamie, Addio and Fannie, no real names Jit all, but only appellations coined by the familiarit y .and tenderness of privileged relatives and intimate- What Birdie’s baptismal name is we cannot guess, but the true names of the others are Elizabeth, Jane, Helen, Caroline, Mary, Adeline and Frances, all feminine designations of a distinguished hist or}’, n< .hie, dignified and euphonious. But these girls look upon them as too homely, too oldfashioned. They think a name ending in ie i- much prettier and more engaging, and so it may be in its projier place and its an expression of affection from those who are entitled by kinship or long and close acquaintance to u-e it in addressing a young woman But, all the same, it j- a pet name and nothing else. It is no more the real name of a w*> man than Johnnie or Bob, Sam or Jim are the true names of men. Y’et the girls still insist on using such diminutives as if they were t heir formal appellations, and sometimes they carry them through life, printing them on their cards and signing them to formal documents, taking them to the marriage altar and giving them for newspaper publication. They think it nice to do this, and yet in truth it is vulgar, and d tracts from the estimation in which women of character, ability and dignity should lie held. They invite presumptuous familiarity. They keep their bearers forever in the nursery. Why, oh, why, will so many lovely, stately, splendid, self respecting girls per-si-t in the petty and incongrous practice? Alas, alas! we have tried in vain to make them do otherwise. They insi-t on compelling its to publish them a- if they were little tots in pinafore- How fine are tiles*' ?. woes of other of ta® graduates: Ethel, Edith, Florence. Alice, Katharine, Charlotte. Mabel. Harriet, Winifred and Gertrude; and I.ow much better they befit young womanhood than Ettie, Florrie, Edie, Albe, Kittie, Lottie, Hattie, Winnie and Gertie! But this is a department of reform upon which we enter with little hope of winning distinction by overcoming feminine opposition and improving the feminine taste. The girl-think they ar.* beyond the need of such instruction, ani we have not the hardihood to chide tin i i - they deserve. Besides, whatever tin name*, does not their loveliness remain I • same, irresistible and beyond comparison?—New York Sun. J her bas mm* magici “props I? aq will in I* Maurer, a .- a has bewiid ant re Tit of d all jojjgivr! J order (led over by occult science sorts of throughout the civilized worl .v* rv and their Otto who people I. You can never pass tho dingy entrance to hi® little den that you will not see a crowd reading the signs and examining the mysterious wares in his showcase. If yon go down tho narrow stairway you will see no one within, but if you wait a few moments a curtain will be drawn, giving you a momentary glimpse of a dimly lighted room beneath the sidewalk, and the magician will appear lie-fore your eves. He may not seem particularly overjoyed to meet you, for his habitation - full of dark rets, and bis black art. interests him much more than intercourse than a1 mnst c np in a CI.rrv ti years. village, order is ber late in a gra upon ti them o1 lur hut-beat lier wav o Tnf’s, Harpe) X. B., in w r tim ve. Beet rn ti md The iii any way, punish? d. The n la- a rn or xx ri!l again aud •k npon the burning cr own friend.® must ; lier for1 1 'n, more dead all is ox cr the widow rgc*r rx)i ne®, roll them f Of bir ch bark and mtly on her I jack for to the whole l®t refus. a1 to obey an nighed. The ashes of f%r I I A f*d and buried ald any weeds appear he is ct diged to root t bare finger®, while »rives st; and over and rpent a* : Lait. arpent ta;- e mc ® by n from Capri David iti®h sci1 , :kt Annie ain i® fr orn St. John®. What there is in *-r L-hind th** cnr-itnsolf can tell. He i ho does his life. : eonC'TVi the wal tie magic -. without. * tv magician - d n was in-reporter recently. There was with his fellow* men the dark lit ti ■» cha nu tain no one besides h guards it- secrets ;i There it i- th; devices which Tim Ii vaded by apparently not a soul there. The reporter looked around. There was a picture on the wall. IL*1 turned suddenly and was .startled t< picture face to not entered by the was evidently no otl The dark curtain in ner only explained t was later jhanted nu rer. The magici; forming o-ti sleeves and \vi Were black an Ik**-n working Professor Maurer began various countries he had vi was a plate of eggs before talked he pi cl mindedly ba! tip. T^e im he balanced, with the bott In some un a eggs but one wand was Ii with . untie] Saturday night. Ile reports that about lo o'clock, v Island and Watch was attra 1 th“ water < sci. and wl in that dir satisfied w least he sa' swered th other sum I* find the original of the face bef* re him. He had aire ase, and there r rn* ans of ingress. he ihirk little cor-* mystery wh n it bv Profess* ir Mau- those wh tenons rn mac bav* appeared one tim** air, wave lashed til While exposed ( the same th*1 size < ms saturday nm en between Hill, his att I bv a great commot k out lob yards from b s e his attention was dr tion he saw what he is i a veritable sea serpent. some huge monster tha iption often give f sue Ii an anima 0 have seen the Whatever rn captain loft fee > port ming. Block clition don in d< th* I -.vn ullv At an- r in Lit imal at it At a tai •I ti ■n color ii ii most h was ■ w of tlxxu t *'SSe], t was d up a UK he ti did not have on his p : nm. He was in his shirt •re old tron-ens. His bands I grimy, a* though lie had at a forge. to tell of the md. There him. As he wand and absent on** of the eggs on its talked the more eggs me on top of the other, in egg still on the wand, •countable* manner all the nddenly disappeared. The idly bigger around than a lead pencil and was a solid stick, but while the reporter watch* d t m remaining egg it passed into one end and out at the other. The magician caught it in his hand and tlmn slowly closed the uplifted palm. The egg vanished. The The animal wa® g trig in rat easterly di- rec ti on. appar*ti v ar a d of about bn miles an hot r. and after his body disapj® :r. ''I *V in view th - wake made by the munster wa® discernible for a longdi-ianre A tic* weather was clear sr <1 r-'tv.1 _ ared the vision of the ca prim, h’- •— ovation ;i- above has trail-, <rm**d I nn fr rn being -k-ptical a.® to the existent of sea —* rpm:® into ,a full believer lr. th •re being ‘■itch a m'un- bor of the famih * of marine monsters. Capri Tuft® In® ii a I - v« ral voyages to this th>rt. and i- < rdinarily a thoroughly reliable man. S. im s a.;Tiglon people are inclined to K-lc-ve in tile serpent also.—Provident Journal. found h ta* reporter pocket. “Let ii Cessor. The reporter pa--od it o did 60 souk thing tapped him the top of the head. The rej up, but saw nothing. A inside vi -t d i. Was tiler ■ turned t »Io< a skeleton h It can poll N.-i ties. ranwn that linoleum i i rd wood floor and liar polishing brush, ia this way in Eu- J*in» anti i- not generally Ik* waxed like J heil with a reg It is generally treat t-glish houses. » The excellence of baked potato* - depend® upon cating as soon a- d ne and not before. They are wort hic * till cooked, and dry rapidly as soon as baked through. Sweeter to a true woman than the tone® of harp or piano are the v. ins of husband and children made joyous by her presence. Adulteration in food and provisions continues to go on. but oranges, bananas, .apples, lemons, fig® and po ta to t s, and soma other things, are -till exempt “At home,” or “not at home,” socially understood, means that the hostess is (or is not’> in the house disengaged and ready to receive To send word by a servant that one simply wishes to be “excused” is very crude, and not quite good manners Prince—"- Maud and Victoria of Wales wear sailor hats of line white straw, with narrow brim and blue band. An invitation in writ mg should Ik* responded to in the same manner. If your friend ha- taken The trouble to write inviting you, surely ir is your d ity to take equal trouble in expressing your thank.® and regrets. As a genet 11 rule it i- netter to h ve nearly everything served from the side, when this is possible. Even if the host curves, the meat should In* pas-isl by the servant did u on, i J1 I VV rn el let A came over liir hind bim? IL a glimpse of a ished into air. The magician what was going ting all the tin ing with his nu be coming thr< > “What is yoi was saying; an plied “A fox t taken from th* next, and after i articles. The t notonons. win t flash of blinding stone in the ; for the ch ar have thought by lightning, wall dropped blazed with walked a I'<*ul hair up and its tail sw* its ordinary size. When funny was said all flu* ski; their jaws with a click. The professor perform* stock tricks of ti1"- magi fore the rep- •: . fis eves. peared and disappeared c int*) odd forms as Ii were fired from pisp from shotguns. Thor the peculiar tricks. “When I was travel Cessor. “I used to have You cai I ver. As he . slightly on -orter looked slight chill 1 anything bels. and caught md as it van- appear to know 'Vt he kept or c’nat-Bnt instead of talk-his voice seemed to \ < rt-at! re fr oui Yrirona. The following rem; ir‘- File -tory comes fr"in Arizona, v a a ( 'incinu ti paper: A wmged mo ti-ter with .an extrem* ly elon- gated tail an I ar 1 inn nen® • pair of wings wa® found - ti th e alk . - 1 r cently by two ram -ct-dently greatly TI ex hi ie creature was eri-iu-red by a long flight and when Ji sec • •! wa® abl*' to fly but a sin rt 7 istar ic * without resting. After t!i>* fir a - [OCK of amazement hail pa.-.-***! the Tv . i uen. who Were on horse- back and armed wit i Winchester rifles, regained suffice ut cc virago to pursue tho monster and af: exciting chase suc- ceeded in get1 in . :* enough to open fire with th'*:; r fie®. Th • creature then tune I • n h ■ ti cit owing to its ez- haunted conduit ev were able to keep nu tv. der a few well <B<* reded sin it® t ie ii in®:'T rU/te-l over I Ult ig light. iir. and sky WI rile plac en iv TI if ii th i other ig mo was a t sever: [recoin i there lere was brim-• had not been it one would d lieen struck ■ skulls on the aw, while his eye-arilliv lire. The cat rvonsly with its back I nearly double •ver anything Is would drop >2 fe plat th*1 nu fob hide Mentis nice an cir vic-length, inches. . which n fr ut to the ycould e jaw® . sharp dinner ay from cutty in ■ partly • finally ally to making to tip to skin f a -t for many of the peians right be-Articles ap-or were turned willed. Birds and bouquets was no end to ence: ions in ti exper of per larlv still believe i This class of himself, and I supernatural miners offer cg.” said the pro-s.'ine very funny find any number in little towns, particu-c< >unTry and France, who I witchcraft and sorcery, p. * >ple look on me ;i- satan . lievethat I am gifted with power. I have had western me large sums if I would mid detect gold ave had young for some potion to It I.o\ fit. Ancient Orilcr of Patrician*. This older is a beneficial fraternity paying §5 to §50 weekly sick benefits, and loam $250 to §2,500 on its certificates of membership upon an improved and unique plan. All persons who are eligible to membership may join a subordinate senate by complying with the lawful commands of the order. By continuing the assessment* in accordance with the laws of the order, four months after the member’s admission he will be entitled to a benefit of from $5 to §50 per week during sickness. Mothers will find a blessing in Pond’s Extract during the warm weather. Put a little in a bowl of water and sponge off the children's bodies with this mixture. It. will cool the heated skin, soothe and quiet them. It I* healing too, and of great lien cfi t for prickly heat, and improves the skin in every way. Be sure and (ret the genuine, put up in Dottles only, enclosed in buff wrappers, by the Pond's E\-traet Co., New York and Loudod. Note landscape Trade Mark. Gtail-tnnr’s Children. In connection with the christening of the little grandson for whom Mr. Gladstone stood sponsor it is curious to not ice that although the ex premier lias four sons and three daughters living, of whom three son.® and two daughters are married, the baby that was christened only makes the twelfth grandchild of the right honorable gentleman's house. The Hawarden children seem all a late marrying family. The eldest son. \Y. II. Gladstone, who is 50, did not marry till he was 35; the second, the Rev. Stephen, was 41, and Henry Gladstone, who married Miss Bendel, is just on 40, while “my boy Harbert” has not yet joined the majority of his family (as far as matrimony is concerned), although he is nearer 40 than 30. Of the two married daughters—both, by the way, parsons’ wives—Mrs. Wickham. of Wellington college, and Mrs. Drew, of Hawarden, no polite reader would wish to have the secret of their ages disclosed. The unmarried daughter, Miss Helen Gliid stone—Helen, by the way, is a venerated name iu the Gladstone family a® having belonged i<> the wife of the small corn dealer in Ijejth whose son iiecame Sir John Gladstone, the father of the grand old man- ha® been for several year® vice principal of Xewnham college. Cambridge.— Chicago Times. < ream of strawberries. Cream of strawberries, if you please, delicious looking.delicately scented,tempting one to taste it a- some luscious frnity con feet ion. It is unrivaled for the hands, whitening and softening them to perfection, the newest and one of the oldest French cosmetics revived again. I wish anything to eat looked half so good. Ii confect ioner’s cream had as many hours’ beating as that pink emulsion it might turn out as smoothly. If you want anything to keep your face fair, in spite of wind, tan and freckles, this colorless liquid is one of the best things known, and will give quite a satin finish to most skins with the use of a lx>ttle or two. Cosmetic? Of course it is. People have a funny way of decrying the use of cusmet- If You Want Don't find fault. Don t contradict people even it you re sure you are right Don’t be inquisitive about the affair- of even your most intimate fr. a I I>on’t underrate anything because you don’t possess it. Don't believe that everybody erie in the world i® happier than you. Don’t condud.1 that you liar*- n* cr had any opportunities in life. Don’t believe jill the evil you in ar Don't repeat gossip, even if it docs interest a crowd. Don't go untidy n th" tile,a that everybody knows you. Don't la* rude to your inferiors in -inaal position. Don’t over or under dress. Don't express a positive opinion unless you perfectly understand what you are talking about. Don’t get in the habit of vulgarizing life by making light of the sentiment of it. Don't jeer at anybody s religious belief. Don’t try to be anything else but a gentlewoman—and tluit means ;i woman who has consideration for the whole world and whose life is governed by the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would lie dona by.”—Ladies' Home Journal Economical .Jelly Cup-. Did any one ever try putting up jelly it. eggshells? It is so nice to turn the jelly out on a glass dish molded this way, especially for a small family when they do not want to open a large gilt.— I open the egg® at the small end, just large enough to get the substance out; wash the shell dry. For a holder for these shells I take a pasteboard box or top and cut hole-in them to make the -hells tit; set them in and fill. Shells can be save* I a long while in advance of jelly making.—Cor. Atlanta Constitution. j Ppoils th* ! nitv I ca she Bucklin'® Arnica Salve. The best salvo in the world for cl bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever i sores, totter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and ail skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Brice 25 cents per box. For sale at Henry’s drug -tore. „ive them a wand that w on the mountains. I I I women in France l**gmo j that would bring their sweethearts to them. < lid men and women have told rue their iron IJ es and sought some magic way out of them. On three occasions I have been summoned in an emergency to sick I teds. “Many of the tricks I perform require sleight i >f hand, but there are some which yon could do yourself if yon only knew the secret. When I am performing I never mention what I am going to do, but simply mime tile articles I ain going to work with and let the audience see the result. That matt - it ;i greater surprise to them I never show trick twice in succession. I never look ;it my hands while performing, but keep my eve® on the audience and talk to them. “Mjiuv .jugglers and magicians make a mistake by hurrying, but flint often fleet. I take every opportu-m to see others perform, whether | they jirs good or bad jterf.inners, and I I have learned not ;i little from the fan!ta i I have seen in the latter.” A “vanishing lady” bowed us the reporter left the shop, and a “demon peacock” screeched a hellish farewell. -New V • TK \\ < irM. An Initial! Willow'* M ini Lot. According to the account quoted by Dr. Farrow in bis valuable work on the “Mortuary < ’nstomsof the North American Indians." the Tokotins, of Oregon, compelled widow-to pa .-through an ordeal to which the suttee would .almost bo preferable. The body cf the deceased husband was kept for nine days laid out in his lodge. During the-e nine days the widow is < bliged to lie beside it from sunset to sunrise, no matter what the season or the temperature*. J )n the tenth day th" body is burned, together with whatever of property once appertained to way *>f clothing, arms. etc. The -* beside the corpse on < bi no account may doctor so orders A novel telcph 'ji * ha® ii rn placed in tin X. v ’I iv* a * c. IT cannot be used nnh -® a fee i® :• ;'I TI I ere are only two instrument® of the kind in existence, the Other being in Hartford There are five slots in the machine f >r the reception of ;v nickel, ten e n; pi • e, quarter, half dollar and dollar resi actively. These amount.® c V.-: * • rate- charged for tclo- phoning to van ai® plat- - in ani out of the stat". i’ i use the t* depli ai * it is first necessary t*> <-i up tooeatral, ta on an ordinary t*7 *pb >n v Ti ie objective point is then a®k“ I ami when this is reach ed the Tarty v wrings up is told to put the necessary f * ■ in the slot. lf a dime is dropjs l a U ll of big l tone rings. For twenty-fire: -.'Its th* u t ie becomes lower. and for half ; dollar the sound i.® like that of tlv* ;i 'n r ig" do or bell. The dol- lar s >un 1 t- -it . iar tot r»;*t of fire alarm gong. Tho s. .md of the bell is the .sig nal t*> go jib" ’ i and t i k The contriv- anc" i- tho invention : William Gray, of Hartford. A compaa v lias been formed for the mannfacturo of the instruments. —Cor. New York Sun. T#»n I far. iMii .mil Almost xiv I -ot. Pine Grove, a hamlet near Douglasvil!o, Tex.. Buist- of a girl not quite IO years old who i- 5 L et IO inches tall. She is the claught t i ? an engineer, who is himself a giant in size. while his wife is 6* feet, rn height. The girl. her parents say, was an unusually small and sickly baby, and didn’t show any n * irkable growth until she was about 6 y> .n < old. She is stout and has the strength of a man, but h‘*r mind is feeble, or else has been so outstripped by her IhmIv as to I give it ie. •••..iv • to dev.-I p. The young I giantess presents j spectacle with h ♦Ires®, senti I phi | .amusing lier.-, ] v I phiu Ledger. 'P a most remarkable r childish face and ing in the sand or itll a doll.—Philad.J- ne uh] I* it in the way . f ch widow must also Ii era! pile. until the Beside1® Wales is tr “flying fox species of bat tribe, some tim feet in expanse fy termed th<* the red, fox Ilk* very vulpine a attacks of the-mainly aim*-1 vegetable -ah® A giant nam than seven fee stout. h is just colK-riM on for *'■' • ri.rh bv pc T t New South lier called the creature is a the large®? of the bat s measuring nearly five of wing*, and is popular-flying fox on account of color of the fur and “the Tile ® .are Aller <b of the head.” (tractive anim; n®t fruits and Caton igh an rn >ro lately n ring R UM Th«* I*ur«"»t anti lle-t lf von want to feel right do rich ihi® merciful command is never given, j however, until the living body of tho | poor woman i.® completely covered with blisters, lf at any time during th“ life of her husband she ha® lieen known to commit anv act of infidelity, or to neglect - Rf * -.—I in* Hi d- prt*I • lieut is rarer lilly selec I nill, and only til" Ui-i? l ine is prepared nude thoroughly eotnprtrnt p step iii the process of watched with a view t Sarsaparilla th* best i®*-.- Every per* »J ai tied. an i n« re- illy e.xuin-rfie rmedi- •Vls.OJI or and every ■ i n a nib ;

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  • Helen Gliid
  • Henry Gladstone
  • Isaac Steele
  • John Atkinson
  • John Gladstone
  • John Wycliffe
  • Marie Piton
  • Marie Pitou
  • Mario Pitou
  • Maud And Victoria
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  • William Greaves

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: August 3, 1890

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