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TALM AGE'S SEKMON.
! THE LAW OF COMPENSATION, SUN- ! DAY'S SUBJECT. Good or Evil Deedi Return to Bless or Blast Our Live Achievements of I'omologr "It Is He That Sittetb Upon the Circle of the Earth" I. 40: 22. Copyright. 1301, by Loui3 Klopsch. N. Y. Washington, Nov. 3. In this dis course Dr. Talmage shows that the good or evil we do returns to bless or c. r.,, vi o if t i He that sitteth upon the circle of the ! upon earth." While yet people thought that the world was flat and thousands of years before they found out that it was round Isaiah, in my text, intimated the shape Of it, God sitting upon the circle of the earth. The most beautiful figure in all geometry is the circle. God made the universe on the plan of a circle. There are in the natural world Itraight lines, angles, parallelograms, diagonals, quadrangles, but these evi dently are not God's favorites. Almost everywhere where you find him geo metrizing you find the circle dominant; 'and if not the circle then the curve, which is a circle that died young. If It had lived long enough, it would have been a full orb, a periphery. An ellipse Is a circle pressed only a little too hard at the sides. Giant's Causeway, in Ireland, shows what God thinks of mathematics. There er over 35,000 columns of rocks oc tagonal, hexagonal, pentagonal. These rocks seem to have been made by rule and compass. Every artist has his molding room, where he may make 50 shapes, but he chooses one shape as preferable to all others. I will not say that the Giant's Causeway was the world's molding room, but I do say out of a great many figures God seems to have selected the circle as the best. "It Is he that sitteth on the circle of the earth." The stars in a circle, the moon In a circle, the sun in a circle, the uni verse in a circle and the throne of God the center of that circle. The Achievements of Pomology. Pomology will go on with its achieve ments until after many centuries the world will have plums' and pears equal to the paradisaical. The art of garden ing will grow for centuries, and after the Downings and Mitchells of the world have done their best in the far future the art of gardening will come tip to the arborescence of the year 1. If the makers of colored glass go on im proving they may in some centuries be able to make something equal to the east window of York minster, which was built in the year 1290. We are six centuries behind these artists, but the world must keep on toiling until it shall make the complete circuit and come up to the skill of these very men. If the wrrld continues to improve in xnaonry, we shall have after awhile, perhaps after the advance of centuries. mortar equal to that which I saw in the wall cf an exhumed English city built in the time of the Romans. 1,600 j years ago, that mortar today as good I as the day in which it was made hav- ! tng outlasted the brick and stone. I say after hundreds of years masonry may advance to that point. ! If the world stands long enough, we i may have a city as large as thev made In old times Babylon five times the ze of London. You go Into the pot teries of England, and you find them making cups and vases after the style of the cups and vases exhumed from rompeii. The world is not going back. Oh. no! But it is swinging in a cir cle and will come around to the styles f pottery known so iong ago as the days of Pompeii. The world must keep on progressing until it makes the complete circt.it. The curve is in the right direction; the curve will keep on until it becomes the circle. Well, now, what is true In the mate rial universe is true in God's moral government and spiritual arrangement. That Is the meaning of Ezekiel's wheel. All commentators agree in saying that the wheel means God's providence. But a wheel is of no use unless it turns, and if it turn it turns around, and if It turns around it moves in a circle. "What then? Are we parts of a great Iron machine whirled around whether we will or not. the victims of inexor able fate? No! So far from that I .hall show you that we ourselves start the circle of good or bad actions, and that it will surely come around again to rs unless by divine intervention it be hindered. Those bad or good ac tions may make the circuit of many years, but come back to us they will s certainly as that God sits on the circle of the earth. The Circle of Ceoturie. But it is sometimes the case that this circle sweeps through a century or through many centuries. The world started with a theocracy for govern mentthat is. God was the president end emperor of the world. People got tirei of a theocracy. Thy said: "'We don't wnnt God directly Interfering with the affairs of the world. Give us a monarchy." The wor! 1 had a mon archy. From a monarchy it is going to have a limited monarchy. After awhile the limited monarchy will be given up. and the republican form of government will be everywhere domi nant and recognized. Then the world will get tired of the republican form of government, and it will have an an archy, which is no government at all. And then all nations, finding out that man Is not capable of righteously gov erning man, will cry out again for the ocracy and say, "Let God come back and conduct the affairs of the world," every step monarchy, limited mon archy, republicanism, anarchy only different steps between the first theoc racy and the last theocracy or seg ments of the grbat circle of the earth on which God sits. But do not become impatient because fou cannot see the curve of events and therefore conclude that God's govern ment Is going to break down. History tell3 us that in the making of the pyra mids it took 2,000 men two years to drag one great stone from the quarry and put It into the pyramids. If men short lived can afford to work so slow ly as that, cannot God in the building of eternities afford to wait? What though God should take 10,000 years to draw a circle? Shall we take our little watch, which have to wind up every nl?ht les tr" run down. ? IZl SÄ Ä a thousand years are In God's sight as one day, then, according to that calcu- latlon. the 6,000 years of the world's existence has been only to God as from Monday to Saturday. The Circle of Good Deeds. One day a man comes to you and says, "Good morning." You look at him and say: "Why, you have the ad vantage of me. I cannot place you." He says, "Don't you remember thirty years ago giving a letter of introduc tion to a young man a letter of in- traduction to William E. Dodge?" w 1 do" "Vaf 1 ?V man. mat was my nrsi siep uiwaiu a fortune, but I have retired from ! business now and am giving my time to philanthropies and public interests. Come up to my house and see me, Or a man comes to you and says: ' I want to introduce myself to you. I went into a prayer meeting some years ago. I sat back by the door. You arose to make an exhortation. That talk changed the course cf my life, and if I ever get to heaven under God I will owe my salvation to you." In only ten. twenty or thirty years the circle swept out and swept back again to your own grateful heart. Rut sometimes it is a wider circle and does not return for a great while. I saw a bill of expenses for burninz Latimer and Ridley. The bill of ex penses has these items among others: Shillings. Pence. One load of fire fagots 3 4 Cartage for four loads of wood 2 Item, a post 1 Item, two chains 3 4 Item, two staples 6 Item, four laborers 2 8 making in all 23s. 8d. That was cheap fire, considering all the circumstances, but It kindled a light which shone all around the world and aroused the martyr spirit, and out from that burn ing of Latimer and Ridley rolled the circle wider and wider, starting other circles, convoluting, overrunning, cir cumscribing, overarching, all heaven, a circle. The Kcho of Pant Misdeeds. You maltreat an aged parent. You begrudge him the room in your house. You are impatient of his whimsicali ties and garrulity. It makes you mad to hear him tell the same story twice. You give him food he cannot masti cate. You wish he was away. You wonder if he is going to live forever. He will be gone very soon. His steps are shorter and shorter. He is going to stop. But God has an account to settle with you on that subject. After awhile your eye will be dim, and your gait will halt, and the sound of the grinding will be low, and you will tell the same story twice, and your child ren will wonder if you will never be taken away. They called you "father" once; now they call you the "old man." If you live a few years longer they will call you the "old chap." What are those rough words with which your children are accosting 'ou? The' are tne ecno of tne very words you used in the ear of your old father forty years ago. What is that ' are trying to chew, but find it un- masticable. and your jaws ache, and J'011 surrender the attempt? Perhaps t may be the gristle which you gave to yur father for his DreaKrast forty years ago. A gentleman passing along the avenue saw a son dragging his father into the street by the hair of the head. The gentleman, outraged at this bru tal conduct, was about to punish the offender, when the old man arose and said: "Don't hurt him. It's all right. Forty years ago this morning I dragged out my father by the hair of his head." It Is a circle. Other sins may be adjourned to the next world. That circle is made quickly, very quickly. Oh. what a stupendous thought that the good and the evil we start come back to us! Do you know that the judgment day will be only the points at which the circles join, the good and the bad we have done com ing back to us unless divine interven tion hinder coming back to us with welcome of delight or curse of con demnation? Oh, I would like to see Paul, the invalid missionary, at the moment when his influence comes to full orb, his influence rolling out through An tioch, through Cyprus, through Lystra, through Corinth, through Athens. through Asia. through Europe, through America, through the first century, through five centuries, through twenty centuries, through earth, through heaven, and at last the wave of influence, having made full circuit, strikes his soul. Oh. then I would like to see him! Xo one can tell the wide sweep of the circle of Paul's influence save the one who is seated on the circle of the earth. I should not like to see the counte nance of Voltaire when his influence comes to full orb. When the fatal hemorrhage seized him at eighty-three years of ape, his Influence did not cease. The most brilliant man of his century, he had used all his faculties for assaulting Christianity, his bad in fluence widening through France, widening out through Germany, wid ening through all Europe, wid ening through America, widen ing through the 123 years that have gone since he died, widening through the earth, widening through the great future, until at last the accumulated influence of his baleful teachings and dissolute life will beat against his dis mayed spirit, and a that moment it will be enough to make the black hair of eternal darkness turn white with horror. No one can tell how that bad man's Influence girdled the earth save the one who is seated on the circle of the earth, the Lord Almighty. tiod'a Omnipotent Mercy. "Well, now." say some, "this In some respects is a very glad theory and in others a very bad one. We would like to have the good we have ever done come back to us. but the thought that all the sins we have ever committed will come back to us, fills us with affright." My brother, I have to tell you God can break that circle and will do so at your call. I can bring twenty passages of Scripture to prove that when God for Christ's sake forgives a man the sins of his past life never come back. The wheel may roll on and on. but you take your position behind the cross, and the wheel strikrs the cross o0 t flutter- ed forever. The slna fly off from the circle and fall at right angles with complete oblivion. Forgiven! For given! The meanest thing a man can do is. after some difficulty has been settled, to bring It up again, and God will not do anything like that God's memory Is mighty enough to hold all the events of the ages, but theia Is one thing that Is sure to slip his memory, one thing he Is sure to forget, and that is pardoned transgressions. How do T know It? I will prove It. "Their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more. 'Blessed Is he whose trans- gression Is forgiven." Put every circumference must have a center, and what is the center of this heavenly circumference? Christ his all the glory, his all the praise, his all the crowns, all heaven wreathed into a garland round about him. Take off the imperial sandal from his foot and behold the scar of the spike. Lift the coronet of dominion from his brow and see where was the laceration of the brler3. Come closer, all heaven. Narrow the circle around his great heart. 0 Christ, the Savior, 0 Christ, the man. O Christ, the God, keep thy throne forever, seated on the circle of the earth, seated on the circle of heaven! On Christ, the solid rock, T stand; All other ground is shifting sand. BISHOP A JOLLY FELLOW. The Prelate of Oxford TT ad Fondnen for Humor. Most people who came in contact with the late bishop of Oxford, Eng land, regarded him as a man of very serious bent. A few of his intimate friends know, however, that he had a fine sense of humor. Many will recollect how he once brought down the house at an Oxford high school prize giving by an astonishing anti climax. He spoke with solemnity of a book which it was necessary that every bishop should have about him, adding: "It begins with a B." Every body waited to hear that he was about to Insist on the value of the Bible, when he suddenly exclaimed "It's Bradshaw." The new number of the Church Quarterly Review in an arti cle on the bishop's life and work tells another story which we believe the writer is correct in thinking is now printed for the first time. Dr. Stubbs was perhaps able, like St. Paul, to suffer fools gladly, but he could not abide a bore, and on one occasion he relieved his feelings by the construc tion of the following epigram at the expense of the wiseacres with whom he was sitting at a diocesan board: To the T etat c est mol" of Louis le roi A parallel case T afford; Something like it. you see, may be said about me. Am I not the diocesan bored? The bishop's remark when he was translated from Chester to Oxford has been more than once reported, but not always correctly. What he actually said was: "Like Homer, I lose so much by translation " and the point of the saying lay, of course, in the fact that as his predecessor, Dr. Mack- arness, had a retiring pension, Stubbs only enjoyed a portion of the revenue of the see. WILD ESKIMO. Some of the Habits of These People m Home. Returning from the Coppermine, we fell in with a party of Eskimo, who ran from us as we approached, In spite of all our efforts to restrain them. But, as a matter of fact, even had we been bloodthirstily inclined we would have put up a poor fight, because both my assistant and I were quite tired out, and my men had gone on some hours before us. It seems rather in credible that twenty-five Eskimo would run from two played-out white men: but it is quite probable that they may have expected an army behind us. Their camp was a most extraordinary place. It lay on a hillock of sand, with a large lake in front and a pond behind. The knoll huts, the walls of which were formed of flat stones placed on end, and the roofs of caribou skin. The pond was filled with caribou bones, which showed that the camp had been much frequented. In the mid dle of the miniature village lay a large heap of raw caribou meat, which the Eskimo store up In seasons of plenty. WTe waited some time at the camp, hoping the natives would reappear, but they did not. It was their period of good feeding. The caribou were grazing on the Barren Lands In vast herds, and musk oxen were plentiful, no there was no necessity for them to return to their extra food supply. They had evidently never come in contact with white men before, be cause no article of civilized manufac ture was found in their camp. Geo graphical Journal. Highest of Waterfall. The highest waterfall in the world, geography tells us. is the Cerosola cascade in the Alps, having a fall of 2.400 feet: that of Arvey. in Savoy, is 1,100 feet, and the falls of Yosemite valley range from 700 to 1,000 feet. But higher yet is the waterfall in the San Cuayatan canon. In the state of Du rango, Mexico. It was discovered by some prospectors, ten years ago. In the great barranca district which is ca'led the Tierras D?sconoidas. While searching for the famous lost mine, Naranjal. a great roar of water was heard. With great difficulty the par ty pushed on, and up and down the mighty chasms until they beheld the superb fall that is at least 3.000 feet high. Land of Sunshine. Lithographie Htone la TlentlfaL A deposit of lithographic stone has been found near ML Sterling. Kv , which Eugene Leary. of the United j States Geological Survey, believes to be lliui xz laiunuir iiiau txiiy gUJU IUI a 6. "There Is no reason," says Mr. Leary, "why the quarry should not control the market in this country. There Is no lithographic stone anywhere else, so far as is known, and there will be no difficulty in competing with the German product William Courtleigh has been en gaged as Virginia Harned's leading man, and will create the leading part in "Alice of Old Vlncennes." I ZShe Weettjjr I Pancrama. STAMPS AS MONEY. The recent theft of stamps in the Chicago postoffice has led to the sug gestion of several plans either for making such theft3 impossible in the i'uture or for making them unprofit able to the thieves. Assistant Post master Hubbard believes that it "stamp certificates" were used in send ing small sums by mail, a great source of danger would be removed. The mail order bouses would be required to refuse stamps and to insist upon "stamp certificates," and in this way the use of stamps as currency would be largely curtailed. As things are at present, when not only small but fre quently large sums are sent from one place to another in the shape of stamps, it Is comparatively easy for a man to work off a fairly large block of stamps within a few years, and if he has bought those stamps at reduced rates he makes a considerable saving. The new plan would interfere serious ly with such practices and would con fine postage stamps to their proper function of appearing on tho outside of envelopes. Another suggestion that has been made looks more directly to ward the "fence" part of the stamp stealing business. If It wore made an offense for any private dealer In stamps to sell more than a dollar's worth at a time, the cale of larger quantities would be regarded as in itself a confession of Improper meth ods of securing the stamps. A FRIEND OF TIIE CHURCH. William Drew Washburn of Minne sota, who presided over the Universal- WILLIAM D. WASHBURN. ist convention at Buffalo a few days ago, is one of the wealthiest manu facturers in America and a well known citizen of Minneapolis, where his large flour mills are located. Mr. Washburn has participated in political life since 1861, when he was appointed United States surveyor general of Min nesota. He was subsequently elected to congress for three terms and in 18S9 was chosen United States senator, his term expiring in 1895. Like his late associate in business, former Gov ernor Piilsbury, Mr. Washburn was born down east and spent his early years in a hard struggle for success. He settled in Minnesota in 1S57 and took a large part in the railway con struction of the Northwest. He served as president of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railway union until that road was well on the way to its completion, and then re tired from its active management. Mr. Washburn is CO years old. MAY MARRY A GOULD. The engagement has beer, announced In New York of Miss Helen Kelly to Frank Jay Gould, the youngest son of the late Jay Gould. Mr. Gould is 24 MISS HELEN MARGARET KELLY, years old, and his share of the fortune left by his father is $10,000,000. He and his sister Helen live at Living ston. Miss Kelly is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly of New York and a granddaughter of Eugene Kelly. Water Supply of American Cities. New York city's average dally sup ply of water for the three boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx is 340.000.COO gallons and the consump tion of Queens and Richmond brings up the total to 350.000,000 gallons, a larger quantity than is used by any other city of the world and nearly as much as Is used by any other two American cities. The dally supply of Chicago Is 285,000.000 gallons, of Buf falo 187,000.000, of Cleveland 65,000, 000, Philadelphia 290,000,000, St Louis 60,000,000, Boston 80.000,000, Cincin nati 40,000,000, San Francisco 20,000, 000, Newark 25,000,000, Denver 40.000.- 00, Milwaukee 25.000.000. Baltimore 50,000,000, Omaha 20,000,000 and Wash tngton 50,000.000. llaware Without a "enator. Delaware will be, at the beginning of the next congress in December, en tirely unrepresented In the senate, though it was one of the original 13 states and haa had since its admission an almost continuous line of senators, some of them of very much more tkan local reputation. HOUSES BUILT IN MANILA. 6 tone Doe Not Figure In the t attrac tion of Upper Stories. The sky-scraping tower of stone and iron which is becoming so common an eyesore In American cities ha3 not In vaded that land of the earthquake and the typhoon, the Philippine Islands, and is not likely to do so soon. These perilous visitants govern the charac ter and the size of the houses, which are very rarely more than two stories in height, even in the best quarters of Manila. Of these the gr'.uvd floor Is used as a coach house or to lodge the native servants. It is apt to be too damp for the family, who live on the upper floor, which is divided into a spacious hal!, dining and reception rooms, and bed and other apartments. The kitchen is- opten a separate build ing, with a roofed pas-age leading to the house. Besides it is the bathroom, an apartment much In demand among the Filipinos, with whom cleanliness is one of the chief virtues and bathing a daily duty. These houses were formerly of stone, but since the great earthquake of 1SS0 only wood has been permitted in the second stories. The-e are fitted with sliding windows all around, to permit the fretst entrance of air. At the same time, to keep out the hot glow of the sunlight, glass is replaced in the win dows by translucent seashells, through which only a modicum of light can fil ter. Corrugated iron roofs are com mon, but they are very hot. To ob viate this, many roofs are covered with a thin layer of nipa-palm thatching, which is cooler, though dangerous in case of fire. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S CIGARS. Special Brand Turned Ont for 111m Hia Only Vice. One of President McKInley's first de sires when he was thought to be con valescent was for a cigar. The Presi dent always was a great smoker. It was his only vice that is, of course, if smoking is a vice. In Washington Mr. McKinley always bought his cigars at the same place the cigar stand un der the Ebbitt house. When he first went to Washington Mr. McKinley put up at the Ebbitt hcu;e and he con tinued to make that hotel his Wash ington residence during a!l of his of ficial life up to the time of his in. auguration as president. There he found a brand of cigars that suited him, and he smoked it ever afterward. Of late years the manufacturers have been turning out a special cigar for Mr. McKinley. He sent for half a dozen boxes at a time. His allowance was said to be from eight to ten cigars a day. When he was In congress, say3 the New York Times. Mr. McKinley was even a harder smoker than of late. In the evenings after dinner he would sit around the Ebbitt house lobby, or, when the weather was fine. In a chair on the 14th street sidewalk, and would consume five or six cigars before go ing to bed. During the Spanish war, when the President was forced fre quently to keep late vigil at the White House, he soothed his nerves with ci gars. He never drank except when feeling the need of a stimulant for medical purposes. NOTABLE MEN AND WOMEN. Dr. James M. Gray, who has been engaged in teaching in the Moody Bi ble Institute in Chicago during the summer, will spend the winter In New England conducting his classes in the synthetic study of the Bible in Boston and elsewhere as usual, beginning in the fall. Dr. Thomas McClelland, the new president of Knox College, was presi dent of Tabor College several years ago. At that time he wanted a rail road to connect Tabor with the rest of the world. Failing to interest other roads in the enterprise, he built it him self and afterwards sold it on favorable terms to the Purlington. Major D. W. Whittle, who is said to be dying in East Northfield, Mass., is one of the best-known evangelists in the country. "There Shall be Showers of Blessing" and "I Know Whom I Have Believed" are two of his most familiar hymns. For two years Major Whittle has been confined to his bed by rheumatic fever. Count Tolstoi, the famous Russian novelist, neither drinks, smokes nor eats meat. It is his boast that he does not possess a single article he could possibly dispense with; and he has even refused to receive a bicycle as a present, on the ground that it is a luxury. His recreations are chess and lawn tennis, at both of which he is adept. George Muller still lives in good deeds though he has been dead some years. The income for the orphanages he founded in Bristol, England, is not diminishing. Last year it was nearly $190.000. Much of It comes in peculiar form, and shows the Influence of Mr. Müllems Ideas on devout minds. A large amount, for example, is money that would otherwise have been paid for life and fire insurance, but is con tributed as an expression of faith In God for protection Instead of trust In Insurance companies. Patellas or Knee rants. At an examination not long ago one of the questions In physiology was: "What is the patella, or knee pan?" Tne answer of one boy was as fol lows: "The patella, or knee pants, is trousers, which extend from the waist to the knees, and were worn by grown up men during George Washington's administration. They are not worn by men in the present time, except bi cycle riders and men who play golf, but are only worn by small boys. Ev ery boy is glad when he is old enough to take off his patellas, or knee pants, and go into long pants, which extend from the waist to the ankle." Germany and England are alike in one thing. Each has thirty-three cities with a population of over 100,000. Camille Saint-Saens, the French composer, has received from the Ger man kaiser the Prussian order "Pour U Merite." f Indiana State Net&r f ojl i The annual retreat for Xotre Dame ?tudents closed at South Bend with the All-Saints' feast. The Rev. Father Nugent of Des Moines was in charge. Benjamin C. Johnson and Cincinnati. Chicago and Louisville capitalists, who are developing coal lands, have pur chased the Mayler holdings, north of Shoals. The purchase in; lu.ls sev eral hundred acres of fine coal land?. The coungl at Brazil lias awarded the city electric lighting contract to the Brazil Brewing company for a period of ten years. A fire was discovered in C. II. Con rad's grocery at Knox. A strong breeze was blowing, and within thirty minutes the residence and hook store of A. E. Ham. the bowling alley and billiard hall of Roy Conn, the hard ware store of J. M. White, and the K. P. hall, the ground floor occupied by Short Bros.' grocery, were also on fire. All the buildings were frame except the K. P. kIock. When the flames were extinguished the damage was found to be $30,000. Tuxedo Park at La Porte was burned over and dance pavilions and other buildings were destroyed. it is stated on good authority that John R. Walsh of Chicago ha.s pur chased the famous Trinity Springs near Shoals and a tract of -100 acres. It is claimed that his $300.000 hotel will be built at Trinity Spring?, in stead of at Indian Springs. It Is thought that this means that the Southern Indiana railroad will be ex tended south, through Trinity Springs to Louisville, by way of Shoals, Wes-t Baden and French Lick. Jonathan Noble, a Madison county pioneer, is dead. He had lived at Rig don half a century. The Fifth District W. R. C. conven tion was held at Terre Haute. Mrs. Sarah White of Rockville was elected president and Mrs. Hines of Terre Haute vice president. Mrs. Belle Eph lin of Tangier was chosen delegate to the national encampment, with Lizzie Straiton alternate. Charles Van Hook and his 13-year-old wife were arrested at Terre Haute and fined for drunkenness. It devel oped that she had married when but 12 years old. She said she had been brought here by the keeper of a dive. The court is Investigating the case. Their child may be taken from them. Harvey Sconce, the amateur shooter from Sidell, 111., won the Grand Hotel cup in the annual shoot, which was finished at Indianapolis. He broke all the twenty-five targets on Wednesday and missed but one of the twenty-five Thursday, making the remarkable score of 49. The cup was formerly held by E. H. Tripp, president of the club, whose score was 41 in a possible f0. Sconce also broke 222 targGts out of a possible 225, and made one run of 145. Pensions granted: Original Robert Long, Indianapolis, ?6; Chas. W. Car son, Albany, $6; John Miller, Indian apolis, $G; Michael Morrisey, Logans port, $G; (war with Spain) Clarence Ice, Rockport, $6. Increase, restora tion, reissue, etc. Christopher Hell man, Evansville, $12; Samuel J. Little. Bedford, $10; George W. Favorite, Knox, $8; Geo. W. Louthen, Logans port, $24; Henry J. Landers, Indian apolis, $8; (war with Spain) William T. Roberts, Harmony, $10. Original, widows, etcEmily J. Butterfteld, Evansville, $S; Elizabeth J. Christy. McVille, $12; Rebecca A. Grimes, Brooksburg. $12; Elizabeth Kriger, Rockport, $12; Mary J. Kiser, Hen dricksviUc, $8. Renewal (widows, etc.) Mahala J. Turner, mother, Kempston. $12. An explosion of artificial gas in the taproom of Robert Hickman's saloon at Warsaw completely wrecked the in terior of the establishment. Charles J. Keidall was thrown forty feet into the middle of the street and seriously bruised and cut Hickman, who caused the explosion by striking a match in the taproom, into which had accumu lated escaping gas, was thrown twenty-five feet against a brick wall and seriously burned. The explosion broke every piece of glass in the saloon, and wine, whisky and beer flowed like a brook into the gutter. Loss estimated at $6,000. Peter Evans was arrested at War saw for the one hundred and seventi eth time within the last fifteen years. During that time Evans has spent 1,439 days in jail and has cost the county $661.95. He has been arrested for drunkenness 130 times. Evans was once one of the wealthiest men in Kosciusko county, .but his love for li luor got the best of him and his money. He is about 65 years old. Howard county has broken into the Indiana oil belt. On the farm of Hen ry Thomas, five miles south of Koko mo, an abandoned and plugged gas well broke its anchor, and a rush of crude oil spread over the barn lot and escaped through an open ditch. The well Is said to be flowing a stream the full capacity of its two-inch cas ing. Enos Neal, an oil expert, went out to the farm to-night to test the flow. This new field Is twenty miles from other wells. The largest plate glass In the world was cast at the Kokomo plant of the Pittsburg Plate Glass company. The plate measures 157x217 Inches and weighed, in the rough 2,500 pounds. It Is 18 feet 1 inch long by 13 feet 1 inch wide. The monster plate was successfully ground and polished. Sev eral plates have been cast as large as this one, but none of them withstood the finishing process, breaking to pieces from their own excessive weight. The plate Just turned out weighs 1,200 pounds finished, more than half of the thickness being ground away. All the factories included In the American Window Glass company and the Independent Glass company, num bering nearly 100 plants and represent ing 95 per cent of the total capacity of the United States, resumed at Hart ford City, giving employment to 15,000 men, who have been Idle since last May. Factories Nos. 3 and 32 at Hart ford City have resumed, making five window glass plants now in operation in that city and representing 204 pots capacity. The resumption means much to the Indiana gas belt, where two thirds of the factories are locatea. At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Vogel in Evans ville. Miss El wood Vogel v.as married to Rev. Forrest Stitt of Decatur. 111. Rev. J. L Marquis, of the Grace Pres ')yt rian church, performed the cere mony. The three-year-oid colt. Tertiniin, pacer, was fold at Terre Haute to W. P. Stein of West Virginia for ?7.t':n. the hiebest price ever paid for r.n In diana bred colt. He is by .ler.-ev Wilkcs. dam by Ablallah Woodford. He went in 2:2 P., as a 2-year-okl. This year he has paced a mile in 2:03 and a half in 1:00;. Knap McCarthy lias arrived at Torre Haute with his stable and will take charge of the Edgewood stork farm. The Pan-Handle railroad company, which is just completing a million dollar improvement at Hartford City, has another iinmeiw pioj't under contemplation in that city. The com pany will build a belt line to the American Window Glass company's No. 3 plant, and abandon the present switch by which the concern is reached. The proposed, line will cro?s the farms of Judge W. H. Carroll and John A. Xewbauer and necessitate some heavy grades and a bridge across Lick creek, but this will cost less to build than a switch on the line of tho present one ami connecting it with the elevated track. On the new line are located the Johnston Glass factory. Sans Pareil glass factory, the National rolling mill, the Hhukford gla?s fac tory and the South Side factory, while other factories are proposed. A brilliant social event in Evansville was the maniage of Miss Helen Deck er to Dr. Charles C. Reakirt at the ! home f the bride's pare nts, Rev. C. A. Nickerson of the Walnut Street Pres byterian church officiating. The ingenious women of Marion ara j about to solve the servant girl problem, j The ever-perplexing question has j caused them so much trouble that they i have decided to inaugurate what will , be known as a community club. The members of the club are the ladies of Spencer avenue, the aristocratic street of the city. The nlan is a novel one. A house has been rented that is ton- 1 veniently located; a chef is employed. and the club is operated on the co operative plan. The cost of operation will be equally assessed among the members and all will take their meals at the clubhouse. Myrtle Young of Wheatland is mys teriously missing. She left, saying she was going to visit a sister at Winslow, but instead she went to St. Louis. She had considerable money and it is feared she has been lured away and met with foul piay. The young lady who was arrested and placed in jail at Marion because she was in male attire attempting to elope with John McMahon, is yet in jail. She received her trunk from El wood and is now attired In skirts. William Meyer, Jr., president of the Western Baseball association, was given a preliminary hearing at Fort Wayne before Justice Tancey on four charges of embezzling $500 from the Columbus. Fort Wayne, Dayton and Marion baseball clubs. He waived ex amination and was bound over to the circuit court under a $2,000 bond, which he furnished. Two additional cases of smallpox have broken out at Geneva, making four in all which have developed there. All the cases have been in one family, and there is little danger of it spread ing. John Derby was fined for kissing Mrs. Cephas Gilman, a young bride, when he met her on the street in Terre Haute. Derby had been one of . her admirers and after the congratulatory kiss, he threatened Gilman. for which he has been put under peace bonds Wabash railroad officials are trying to discover the identity of a schoolgirl of Wabash who stopped the east bound express train, Xo. 6, on that line. The girl, in the face of the rap idly advancing express, deliberately laid down on the track and refused to move until the train was brought to a stand. She then scampered away be fore the angry engineer could reach her. The company officials propose to make an example of the vent tiresome juvenile. After thirty-one hours the jury could not agree to the innocence or guilt of Frank Purcell at Washington and was discharged by Judge Houghton. Pur cell was charged by his 14-year-old son with kicking Mrs. Purcell to death on the night of their daughter's wedding because she was crying over having to give up her daughter. Purcell will be retried at the January term of court. After being twenty years a wan derer, Georg Rowe returned to his home In Kokomo. He found his two children grown and married and his wife with another husband, whom she married years ago, thinking Rowe was dead. Mr. Rowe is staying with a sister. After a few days at home, Mr. Rowe will again go out into the world, and not disturb the present domestic relations of his wife and husband No. 2 The town of Fairmount and the Union Traction company are at war over the failure of the street car com pany to ballast the track on Main street, Fairmount. which is being im proved with brick. The supreme court at Indianapolis has decided that Joseph Keith must be hanged in the state prison at Michi gan City for the murder of Nora Ki fer, a neighbor's daughter, at Elber feld. Ind. Keith was a wealthy man. He is accused of hiding the girl's body In a well and of later throwing it into a creek where it was found. Seventy-five boy helpers employed at the Hemingway glass jar factory at Muncie went on a strike, demanding an increase in wages of 10 cents a day. The management refused. The boys have been receiving SO and 90 cents, according to class. Several boy help ers at Ball Brothers' factory also struck through sympathy." The Hem ingway plant Is closed. Six hundred men arc idle. While operating a buzz saw in a mill near La Porte Frank Wagner, aged 16, fell on the saw, which cut his head in two diagonally. He died instantly