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TA LM AGE'S SERMON.
COMFORTING WORDSTO THOSE IN DECLINING YEARS. Some Vhmtglit Sti;;KeteI br the Invi tatio to C'Jirlüt to Abide OTrrnUM In an Oriental Villa;; The lUerual Kvtia lac. (Copyright. IM by Louis Klopsch.) Wasnhum. Oct. 7 In this srmon Dr. Tal mage discourses upon the invi tation given to Christ to stay over night in the oriental village an I makes borae consolatory suggeitions. The text is Luke xxiv, 20, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening." Two villagers, having concluded their errand in Jerusalem, have started out at the city gate and are on their way to Em maus, the place of their residence. They go with a sad heart. Jesus, who had been their admiratio.i and their joy, has been basely massa cred and entombed. As with sad face and broken heart they pass on their way a stranger accosts them. The. tell him their anxieties and bitterness of soul. He in turn, talks to thern, mightily expounding the Scriptures. He throws over them the fascination of intelligent conversation. They for get the time and notice not the objects they paw and before they are aware have conit up in front of their house. They pause before the entrance and attempt to persuade the stranger to tanry with them. They press upon him their hospitalities. Night Is coming on and he may meet a prowling wild beast or be obliged to lie unsheltered from the dow. He cannot go much further now. Why not stop there and continue their pleasant conversation? They take him by the arm and they insist upon his coming in, addressing him in the words, "Abide With us, for it is toward evening." The lamps are lighted, the table is spread, pleasant socialities are enkindled. They rejoice in the presence of the stranger guest. He asks a blessing upon the bieal they eat. an he hands a piece of it to each. Suddenly, and with over whelming power the thought flashes upon the astounded people it is the Lord! And s they sit in breathless wonder, looking upon the resurrected body of Jesus, he vanished. The in terview ended. He was gone. tir Greitet Need. The great want of all is to have Je sus abide with them. It is a dismal thing to be getting old without the re juvenating influence of religion. When we stop on the down gride of life and see that it dips m the cold verge of the cold river, we want to behold some one near who will help u across it. When the sight loses Its power to glance and gather up, we need the faith that can illumine. When we feel the failure of the ear, we ned the clear tones of that voire which in olden times broke up the silence of the deaf with cadence of mercy. When the axmen of death hew down whole foresU of strength and beauty around us. and we are left in solitude, we need th" dove of divine mercy to sing in our branches. When the shadows lx; gin to fall and wo feel that the day is far spent, we need most of all to sup plicate the tencficient Jesus in the prayer of the villagers. "Abide with us. for it is toward evening." The request of the text is an appro priate exclamation for all those who are approaching the gloomy hour of temptation. There is nothing easier than to br good natured when every thing please.s, or to be humble when thfre is nothing to puff us up or for giving when we have not been assailed or honest when we have no induce ment to fraud. liut you have felt the grapple of some temptation. Your na ture at some time quaked and groaned un-der the infernal force. You fr;lt that the devil was after you. You saw your Christian forces retreating. Yo i feared that you would fail in the awful wrestle with sin and be thrown into the dust. The gloorn thickened. The first indications of the night were seen. 'Ihe Source) of Streng'-'. When the night of the soul came on and all the denizens of darkness came riding upon the winds of perdition, who gave strength to the soul? Who gave calmness to the heart? Who broke the spell of Infernal enchant ment? He who heard the request of the villagers, "Abide with us, for it 13 toward evening." One of the forts of Franco was attacked and the out- ! svorfcci were taken before night. The besieging army lay down, thinking that there was but little to do in the morning and that the soldiery in th; fort could be easily made to surrender. But during the night, through a back stairs, they escaped into the country. In the morning the besieging army sprang upon the battlements, but found that their prey was gone. So when we are assaulted by temptation, there ta always some secret stair by wnich we might get off. God will not allow us to be tempted above what we are able, but with every temptation will bring a way of escape that we may be able to bear It. The prayer of the text Is appropriate for all who are anticipating sorrow. The greatest folly that ever grew on this planet la the tendency to borrow tronble. But there are times when ap proaching sorrow la bo evident that we need to be making especial prepa rations for Its coming. One of your children has lately become a favorite. The cry of that child strikes deeper Into the heart than the cry of all the hers. You think more about It. You give it more attention not because It is any more of a treasure than the others, but because it is becoming frail. There Is something In the cheek, in the eye and in the walk that makes yon nlte sure that the leaves of the flower are going to be scattered. The utmost nursing and medical attend ance are ineffectual. The pulse be comes feeble, the complexion lighter, the step weaker, the laugh fainter. No raoro romplne for that one through hall and parlor. The nursery Is dark ened by an approaching calamity. The heart feels with mournful anticipation that the sun is going down. Night speeds on. It Is toward evening. I.lf' Ha'anc Sheet. You had a considerable estate and felt independent. In five minutes on one fair balance sheet you could see just how you stood with the world. But there came complications; some thing that you imagined impossible happened. The best friends you had roved traitor to your interests. A sudden crash of national misfortune prostrated your credit You may feel anxious about where you are standing and fear that the next turn of the commercial wheel will bring you pros trate. You foresee what yon consider certain defalcation. You think cf the anguish of telling your friend that you are not worth a dollar. You k".ow not how you will ever bring your children home from school. You won der how you will stand the selling of your library or the moving into a plairer house. The misfortunes of life have accumulated. You wonder what makes the sky so dark. It is toward evening. Trouble is an apothecary that mixes a great many drafts, fitter and sour and nauseous, and you must drink some one of them. Trouble puts up a great many packs, and you must car ry some one of them. There is no sandal so thick and well adjusted but some thorn will strike through it. There is no sound s-o sweet but ihe un dertaker's screwdriver grates through it. In this swift shuttle of the heart some of the threads must break. The journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus will soon be ended. Our Bible, our common sense, our observation, reiter ate in tones that we cannot mistake and ought not to disregard, it is to ward evening. lighting Agalntt Misfortune. Listen to Paul's battle shout with misfortune. Hark to the mounting Latimer's fire song. Look at the glory that hath reft th dungeon and filled the earth and heavens with the crash of the falling manacles of despotism. And then look at those who have tried to cure themselves by human pre scriptions, attempting to heal gangrene with patch of court plaster and to stop the plague of dying empires with the quackery of earthly wisdom. Nothing can speak peace to the soul, nothing can unstrap our crushing burden-, nothing can overcome our spiritual foes, nothing can open our eyes to see the surrounding horses and chari ots of salvation that fill all the moun tains, but the voice and command of him who stopped one night at Em maus. The words of the text are pertinent to us all from the fact that we are nearing the evening of death. I have heard it said that we ought to live as though each moment were to be our last. I do not believe that theory. As far a3 preparation is concerned, we ought always to be ready. But we cannot always be thinking of death, for we have duties in life that demand our attention. When a man is selling goods, it is his business to think of the bargain he is making. When a man is pleading in the courts it is his duty to think of the interests of his clients. When a clerk is adding up accounts, it is his duty to keep his mind upon the column of figures. He who fills up his life with thoughts of death Is far from being the highest style of Christian. I knew a man who used often to say at night, "I wi.-h I might die before morning!" He is now an Infidel. But there are times when we can and ought to give our selves to the contemplation of that solemn moment when the soul time ends and eternity basins. We must go through that one pass. There is no roundabout way, no bypath, no cir cuitous route. Die we must, and it will be to us a shameful occunence or a time of admirable behavior. Our friends may stretch out their hands to keep us back, but no Imploratiou on their part can hinder us. They might offer large retainers, but death would not take the fee. The breath will fail. ! and the eyes will close, and the heait will stop. You may hang the couch with gorgeous tapestry, but what does death care for bed curtains? Tim K tern it I Ketliii I Mure. This ought not to be a depressing theme. Who wants to live here for ever? The world has always treated me well, and every day I feel less and ess like scolding and complaining. ut yet I would not want to make this my eternal residence. I love to watch tho clouds and bathe my soul In the due sea of heaven, but I expect when the firmament is rolled away as a scroll to see a new heaven, grander. higher and more glorious. You ought to be willing to exchange your body that has headaches and sideaches and weaknesses innumerable, that limps with the stone bruise or festers with he thorn or flames on the funeral yre of fevers, for an incorruptible body and an eye that blinks not be fore the jasper gates and the great white throne. But between that and thla there is an hour about which no man should be reckless or foolhardy. I doubt not your courage, but I tell you that you will want something better than a strong arm, a good aim and a trusty sword when you come to your last battle. You will need a better robe than any you have in your ward robe to kep you warm in that place. Circumstances do not make so much difference. It may be bright day when you push off from the planet or it may be dark night, and while the owl is hooting from the forest. It may be spring, and your soul may go out among the blossoms, apple or chards, swinging their censers In the way. It may be winter and the earth in a snow shroud. It may be autumn and the forests set on fire by the re treating year; dead nature laid out in state. It may be with your wife's hand In your hand or you may be In a strange hotel with a servant faithful to tho last. It may be in the rail train, shot off the switch and tumbling In long reverberation down the embank ment crash! crash! I know not the time; I know not the mode, but the days of our life are being subtracted away, and we shall come down to the time when we have but ten days left, then nine days, then eight days, then seven days, six days, five days, four days, three days, two days, one day. Then hours, three hours, two hours. one hour. Then only minutes left, five minutes, four minutes, three min utes, two minutes, one minute. The Evening Shadow. You are almost through with the abuse and backbiting of enemies. They will call you no more by evil names. j Your good deeds will not longer be misinterpreted or your honor filched. ' The troubles of earth will end in the felicities of heaven! Toward evening! The bereavements of earth will Eoon be lifted! You will not much longer stand pouring your grief In the tomb like Rachaei weeping for her children nr David mourning for Absalom. Brok en hearts bound up. Wounds healed. Tears wiped away. Sorrows terminat ed. No more sounding of the dead march! Toward evening! Death will come, sweet as slumbers to the eyelids of the babe, as full rations to a starv ing toldier. as evening hour to the ex hausted workman. The sky will take on Its sunset glow, every cloud a fire psalm, every lake a glassy mirror; the forests transfigured; delicate mists climbing the air. Your friends will announce it; your pulses will beat it; your joys will ring It; your Hps will whisper it: "Toward evening. " STORY OF A BEAVER. An Interesting Ancedoto About a Cap tle CauatlLm. A. D. Bartlett, son of the late su perintendent of the London Zoo, has an interesting story of a captive Ca nadian beaver. A large willow tree in the gardens had blown down. A branch about twelve feet long and thirty inches in circumference was firmly fixed in the ground in the beav er's inclosure. Then the beaver w&3 watched to see what he would do. The beaver soon visited the spot, and. walking around the limb, commenced to bite off the bark and gnaw the wood about twelve inches from the ground. The rapidity of his progress was as tonishing. He seamed to put his whole strength into his task, although he left off every few minutes to rest and look upward, as if to determine which way the tree would fall. Now and then he went into his pond, which was about three feet from the base of the tree. Then he woild come out again with renewed energy, and his powerful teeth would set at work anew upon the branch. About 4 o'clock, to the surprise of those who saw him. he left his work and came hastily toward the iron fence. The cause of this sud den movement was soon apparent. He had heard in the distance the sound of the wheelbarrow, which was brought daily to his paddock, and from which he was anxiously expecting his sup per. The keeper, not wishing to dis appoint the beaver, although sorry to see his task interrupted, gave him his usual allowance cr carrots and bred. The fellow ate it, and was seen swim ming about the pool until about 5:30. Then he returned to his work. In ten minutes the "tree" fell to the ground. Afterward the beaver cut the log into three convenient lengths, one of which he used in the under part of his house. PAWNEE ROCK. Illatono Indian II (tin Spot Disappear lug Year After Year. Nine miles northeast of Larned, Kan., is a low, disintegrating pile of red sandstone, which is all that is now left of the once imposing Pawnee rock. This rock, which received its name from the tribe of Indians known as the Pawntes, has an interesting his tory a history acquired during the time when this part of the country was a wild and dreary de.ert, inhabit ed only by the Indians and herds of roaming buffalo. On this rook have been waged many bloody conflicts be tween the Indians and trave'ers of the famous Santa Fe trail, and also be tween the different tribes of plains In dians. Surrounded by vast prairies with the trail running along Its base, it afforded a good hiding place and battle ground for the savages. In its primitive state Pawnee rock rose to a considerable height, and from its summit a beautiful panorama spread before the lover of nature, and even now, from Its reduced height, can be seen for miles a widespread landscape. Comparatively little remains to be seen of that once Imposing promon tory of the Kansas "desert." for the hand of man has done more In twenty years to effaoo it from the earth than the elements In centuries of time. The material obtained by the destruction of this landmark of the early days, la used in the construction of dwellings. bridges, etc., by the inhabitants in the fertile valleys surrounding this spot. KNtAhlUhlnK Chain of Evidence. As stated recently the brothers Ut ter of Amitz. N. Y., have got into a snarl because bees belonging to one had ruined peaches belonging to the other while searching for honey. The beekeeper claimed that it could not be proved that his ees were the offend ers, but his brother has ingeniously overcome this dlfliculty. The bees were first caught extracting juice from the peaches anl were caught In a wire gauze trap. Then he let them through a trapdoor into a place sup plied with a dish of honey. When the insects had eaten as much as they wanted they began to look for an exit, and in doing so crawled over a liberal sprinkling of flour, which stuck frj them. When thoroughly coated they were released and all flew straight for Brother Utter's hives, thus establish ing a complete chain of evidence. The beekeeper, however, declines to glva In and will fight the damage suit. Italian XJectrle Cartridge. An electric cartridge has been In vented by an Italian electrician which is offered as a substitute for dynamite and smokeless powder in mining, rock blasting and for heavy ordnance. Ac cording to United States Consul Hughes, of Coburg, the composition used in the cartridge is made up ol carbonates of potash and chloride ol ammonia, the proportion varying ac cording to the use. The discharge Is effected by an electrical spark, which produces electrolytic effects. upon tha chemicals. Tho inventor claims, that the cartridges, until subjected to thi effect of electricity, are entirely in offensive and perfectly safe; so thai there will be no necessity for Isolatinj the magazines where they are stored. Frecle, bot Disagreeable. "You have traveled abroad?" in quired the well-meaning conversation alist. And the man who worries about words answered stiffly: "Possibly yon will Inform mo of some way In which 1 could have been abroad without travel j ing." Washington Star. L ' "ZV Y The government has In contemp'a tion the erection of a memorial bridge across the Potomac river at Washing ton to commemorate the patriotism of the American people. It will he a structure surpassing In beauty any other of a similar kind in the world. The designs have already been agreed upon and contemplate a load way sixty feet in width with sidewalks twelve feet wide on each side. It was felt by practically a majority of both the sen ate and the house that the time had come when the construction of such a bridge as that exemplified by the successful plans should be commenced. A resolution favoring the appropria tion of $200.000 for the beginning of work was passed by both houses. A design has been prepared by Architect Burr and is presented here with. As designed it is a very ornate structure, and yet some of the chief elements of its effectiveness are sim plicity and grandeur. The river spans of such unusually long arches possess an lmpressiveness as complete struc tures which it is essentially impossible to realize from any plan on paper. It has been suggested that the plan might be more ornate in character. The structure Is estimated to have on It about $1,000,000 worth of statu ary and carving. Indeed, the great river arches, with all their impressive- DESIGN ness and long series of beautiful ap proach arches on each side of the river are admirably adapted to the recep tion of such emblematic figures, statu ary or carving as may be suitable to give it any desired intensity of expres sion as a memorial to American pa triotism. This additional embellish- Arch 'Rocfi to Shag rock No. 1 and Shag rock No. 2 in San Francisco bay having been dis posed of. contractors are now busily engaged in work preliminary to the demolition of the still more famous Arch rock in the same maritime thor oughfare. The forty-niner cannot re call the day when this picturesque menace to navigation was not anathe matized by the sailor mr.n. Many a time Its destruction has been suggested and its demolition would have been ac complished long ago but for the senti mental opposition of a few veteran Californians. who hated to see their odd-looking old friend disappear for ever. Residents of Sausalito have al ways been particularly averse to its de struction, their cry always being that ARCH ROCK. NOTED Ta Soldiers Randolph Gug genhoimer presi dent of the New York council, a few days ago turned the first spadeful of earth at the spot in Riverside drive where will be erect ed a monument to the union soldiers and sailors who lost their lives In the civil war. Three delegates from each of New York's fifty-three Grand Army posts were present, and Col. John A. Gol den acted as masterof ceremonies. Mr. Guggenheimer delivered a brief ad dress an dthen proceeded to dig the first spadeful of earth. It was evident that hehad not rehearsed the action of his part, for it was at least five min utes before he could accomplish the simple task. Finally he was v "- - - - - TT im ua m IT t ment need not necessarily be given to the bridge at the time of its construc tion, but could be added from time to time in the future as historical events or epochs in the history of the country might require. There are many pedes tals along the entire course of the structure which could receive from time to time in the future statues of patriotic Americans, as was Indicated in the letter of transmission which ac companied the original plans. In con nection with this entire matter of or nate treatment it should be renum bered that the foundation elements of the design for the best artistic results must be simple and harmonious with the structural elements of design, and the successful plans are pre-eminent in this admirable kind of excellence. A comprehensive examination of the entire design shows that the composi tion of the bridge as a whole and Jn its several parts is dictated by the re quirements of the problem and that it is a common sense solution, possessing the essential qualities of good engin eering and architecture. Masonry construction was chosen on account of its more monumental and lasting qualities, and this necessitated the arch motive. The portion over the river proper requiring free passage for the current, as well as for ice in the winter, is of comparatively open con- FOR THE GREAT MEMORIAL BRIDGE. struction, consisting of graceful scg- mental arches of long span. The ap- proaches are of smaller and semlcir- cular arches, the very costly construe- tlon of the river portion not being ra- tional at these points. The diiference of function of the river and land parts is thus sharply it was one of the sights of the b:y. Eventually continued agitation by pi lots and others interested in shipping bore fruit, and now Arch rock must follow in the way of thr two others. Contractors are working hard getting ready for the coming explosion. The sooner the work is done the sooner will the government turn over tho final payment, and upon the length of time it takes to get this money depends in some degree their profit or loss. More explosives will be used in blowing up Arch rock than were necessary in the case of the other two combined, but no alarm is felt in San Francisco over the coming blast. The more timid cit izens there were much exercised pre vious to the blowing up of Shag rock. IaANDMARK IN SAN FRANCISCO and Sailors. pllsh the simple task. Finally he was able to tear away the tough covering of sod and with an embarrassed smile handed the spade to Col. Holden. Col. John W. Vrooman then delivered the oration, after which taps was sounded by Paul Kamerer. who was a bugler in tho civil war. ---Jß7 ."r8 2ssaa, 33 expressed, adding very much to the true artistic quality of the composi tion; moreover, the points at which the thrusts terminate are re-enforced by masses of masonry built up into monuments, which by their weight add to the stability of the structure. The eight heroic groups placed against the archways are emblematic of such subjects as patriotism, valor, concord, etc., and will be groups of great size and elaborate compositions, and are to be executed in stone. The spandrels of the arches will be fitted with subjects emblematic of the army and navy, etc. On the sides of the towers will be shields and plaques in scribed with names of battles, and the whole will be crowned with bronze victories heroic in size. The towers will contain stairways or elevators ad mitting people to the top over the arch and in the rear of the balustrade. The whole will form two triumphal archways, elaborately ornamented and rich in detail, although in perfect harmony with the severity of the great bridge structure of which they are but one of the structurally essen tial members. The memorial and monumental character of the bridge is further car ried out along the whole length of the roadway, where bronze statues of celebrated men are to be placed on each side, and these, together with j very elaborate electric light supports, j will hem in the approach to Arlington with the most artistic surroundings, j The sculpture and ornament upon the structure has been placed where the j artistic requirements call for it and j without regard to expense. t&n Xp but the concussions in that case hardly jarred the city. In early days of California's history it was a favorite amusement for young men to wait for an unusually low tide and then pull a boat through the arch. So far as is known the first time this feat was accomplished was in 1S57, when Capt Frank Murphy, one of the best known pilots of his day, rowed a small boat through. For a few years the daring trip was occasionally made or attempted, but eventually a couple of young fellows, in trying to do the trick, were dashed against the arch by the heavy swell. The boat was smashed and the young men lost their lives. Since that time row boats have given Arch rock a wide berth BAY. TO BB DESTROYED. .y-F 'Russian Vrtos. Prof. Basil A. Bouroff of the Chica go university, is the author of a new work on social economy that has be gun to exact atten tion from Ameri can writers and thinkers. Professor Bouroff Is a Rus slan oy birth, who came to this coun try some years ago with a view of studying our lan guage, our institu tions and the con ditions that pre Prof. Bouroff. vail. He Is a deep thinker and a forc ible reasoner and therefore believes that the great social problems now pressing for solution in this country will be finally adjusted without the In tervention of the great struggles that other critics from over the water harp so much about. Jocey Ar eher' j Great year. The greatest number of races ever won by a jockey in one season was th 246 by Fred Archer In 18S5. jBIq 'A WEEK IN INDIANA. i RECORD OF HAPPENINGS FOR SCVEN DAYS. Delaware Conntr ComH to the Front with a Cahi,ij oil Well It 1 located Four Mde E.st of 51uui Ak for Raoelver. Ask Receiver for Railroad. ! C. II. Loss & Co. of Chicago, con- trators for the construction of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie railroad have filed a bill in the Untied States court at Indianapolis asking for an injunction and seeking the appoint ment of a receiver for the defendant company. Alleged violation of con tract on the part of its officers acd promoters, W. A. Bradford, Jr.. of Boston and Henry A. Christy of Chi cago, is charged. About 60 per cent of the road has been completed. The amount of money involved in the transaction is $250,000. When com pleted the road will 1? sixty mi!ts la length. Ill; Indiana Oil Mrik. The strongest oil well ever devel oped in Delaware county was drilled in on the property cf the county at the infirmary building, four miles cist of Muncie, its capacity being esti mated at 100 barrels daily. When shot the oil gushel forth sixty feet in the air, and the prospects are that It will be a flowing well. The find is on un developed territory, the land being leased by the Liberty Gas and Oil company of Muncie, composed most ly of Republic Iron company stock holders at Muncie and In Chicago. Itonrtxin Fair a Snerrn. The big Bourbon fair is now under way and the entries in all the de partments are full to overflowing. Sixty-three horses have been entered for the various races. Robert Erwin is president and Dr. B. V. Parks 13 secretary. The success of this fair has always been assured, the premiums al ways being paid in full. Mjt-rIouly MlMnc. Less than one year ago Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Reed moved to Union City from Ilea key, having just been married. One week ago Mr. Rpd mysteriously dis appeared, and as there had been no trouble of any sort, the bride is con fident he has met with foul play. She lias started in search of her missing husband. A Mother Fall IeaL Mrs. Rose Munger, wife of Fred Munger of Vera Cruz, who had been very ill, but was convalescing, whilo In the act of seating herself after look ing after some household a flairs, fell to the floor and died instantly of heart failure. She was thirty-four years old and the mother of several children. Meter Talnoel at I'wro. Manager Bouslog of the Lugansport and "Wabash Valley Natural Gas com pany reports that the company will not attempt to introduce meters at Peru, as it ha3 done at Wabash, be cause the contract with Peru under the recent compromise forbids their use. Ilarrloon to SM-ak Our. Benjamin Harrison has decided to make one speech and that w'ill be de livered in Indiana, probably darin-; the last week of the campaign. The g n eral made this statement Thursday, ac cording to dispatches from New York. Krpt It a Si rret. Bernard C. Dam and Miss Eva S"Mft, well-known young people of Lawrenceburg, have just announced their marriage, which occurred th 1st of September. They were married ia Cynthia. Ky. Frnlt "tVelRhtt.-r Th.it the Tr. Capt. C. C. Biyant of Versailles has a pear tree so loaded wi:h fruit that he is willing to wager that the fruit will weigh more than the tree itst lf. herry Tree In IINmmu. A farmer living rive miles cast ot Goshen has two cherry trees in full bloom. They each bore a heavy crcp of cherries this summer. tieneral State New. John Albaugh and Miss .Tosio Dunn were married at Kokorao, Ind.. and as the young couple were walking away from the officiating magistrate tho bridegroom was arrested by the slier iff accused of the theft of a watch and $10. the latter having been expended in defraying wedding expenses. The young bride is crazed with grief. It is alleged that over sn per cent of the boys attending the Ft. Wayne pub lic schools, with many of the girls. ar addicted to cigarette smoking and anti cigarette leagues are being formed by the young women. In which they pledge themselves socially to boycott their young companions addicted to the habit. Louis Wilson is dead at the home of his brother, Wesley Wilson, at Dllls boro. He was fifty-six years old. Ed ward Wilson, his 6on, recently became Involved In a shooting affray and fled to escape arrest. The father was not well, and grief over his son's conduct caused a collapse. P. A. Freyer. a discharged glass worker, has brought suit for $3.000 damages against Iawrence Keegan, night foreman of the Pittsburg plate glass works, who shot him during a quarrel, fracturing an arm. Keegau claims self-defense. The municipal and ministerial com mittees of Peru have made final re ports In the matter of raising funds for the Galveston sufferers, showing a total of $33C.S0. Wiatt RIdgeway of Redkey left for the country to purchase cattle, with $400 on his person, since which time he has been on the missing list Foul play is feared. The Republicans of Vandcrburg, Gibson and Knox counties have se lected Col. C. C. Schreeder of Evans vllle as a candidate or Joint representative. I