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BEREMAN & WILSON, Proprietors.
WADENA, MINNESOTA.
Florida proposes in her new consti
tution to raise an adequate sum oj
money to educate all her children
without distinction of color. It au
thorizes a one mill state tax, and a
county tax of not less than three nor
more than five miles on the dollar, tor
common school purposes. It also
permits, by the will of a majority, a
district school tax of not more than
four mills on the dollar.
Arrangements have been made to
ship a cargo of tea direct to St. Paul
fromTacoma, on the Northern Pacific,
on the arrival of the steamer Isabel at
that point from Japan. This may
be looked upon as an experiment,
which is almost certain to result in the
establishment of a regular line of
steamships between TacDma and Yo
koliama, a very much shorter route
than that via San Francisco and Union
Pacific.
Wealth has been increased both in
Europe and America three times
faster than population. While Great
Britain has got three times the
wealth
of fifty years ago,the United States has
six-fold that period's wealth. Europe
and America increase 11,000 human
beings every day and create $11,
000,000 property. The United States
now has $6,000,000,000 more prop
erty than England, her mother coun
try.
Despite the hard times, New-York
has grown no pooler during the last
year ended June 30. The total value
of real and personal property here is
now $1,371,117,003—an increase over
1884 of $32,818,660. In 1870 the
total was $1,047,388,449. There
seems no reason to doubt that New
York will eventually become the most
populous city in the world, but some
people profess to believe that Chicago
will forge ahead.
The New York Herald correspondent
at Madrid says, under date of July 4,
that in the Spanish city of Murcia,
containing with its suburbs a popula
tion of about 100,000, the cholera
has, in twenty-four days, beginning
with June 5, attacked 3,215 persons,
of whom 1,360 have already been
buried. In this short time one person
in thirty of the city's inhabitants has
had the cholera, and one intweny-five
has died. This mortality shows that
the disease is going forth for its sum
mer campaign in its most violent form.
Later accounts show no diminution
of mortality.
The prediction that the national
banks would not renew their expiring
charters has scarcely been verified in
the case of the banks in New York
city. Of the thirty-one national banks
in that city whose
charters expire dur
ing the present calendar year twenty
nine have applied for and secured an
extension for twenty years. The period
of the charters of the other two do not
expire until later in the year. The
same tendency has been manifested
throughout the country. It is so rare
for a bank to surrender its charter
that extensions have been made on
$170,000,000 of capital stock since
January 1.
The American Express company has
finally made arrangements with the
United States government that tour
ists returning from Europe will not
hereafter be subjected to the delay, an
noyance and inconvenience consequent
upon an examination of their baggage
upon arrival at New York, Under re
cent rulings of the treasury depart
ment the company is authorized to re
ceive passengers' baggage on landing at
New York, and immediately transport
£he same in bond to St. Saul, or any
of the chief ports in the United States»
without an examination or payment
of duties at New York. To secure this
privilege the company had to give
bonds to the government in the penal
sum of $1,000,000.
The London Illustrated News hag
an illustrated article on the opening
of the Holloway Sanitorium. Mr.
Holloway, who made a fortune by
patent medicines, left more than $5,
000,000 for the erection and endow
ment of a sanitorium and of a college
for women. The sanitarium is an asy
lum for patients of the middte classes
afflicted with mental disorders, A
moderate charge is made for those wh3
can Hfford to pay. Mr. Holloway's
idea was that persons with any men
tal disease should not look upon
blank walls, but should be surround
ed by beautiful and interesting things.
His asylum is on a grand scale. The
rooms are magnificent rich in color,
gilding carving, pictures, exquisite
furniture, every thing that can appeal
to a "dimmed intellect."
General John Gibbon, of the United
States Army, who has been promoted
to be Brigadier General to succeed Gen.
Augur, retired, was one of the most
distinguished officers in the army o'
the Potomac, and after the civil wai
he made a reputation as an Indian
fighter. He is the senior colonel of the
army, having been at the head, first,
*of the Tlfirty-sixth, and afterward ol
the Seventh, Infantry for nineteen
years, so that seniority and merit
combined to designate him for thij
promotion. In the spring of 1865 h«
was breveted Major in the regulai
army for his conduct at Fredericks
burg, colonel for his services at Gettys
burg, brigadier general for his gallan
try at Spottsylvania and major gen
eral for his part in the capture
Petersburg, Va. General Gibbon has
close hold upon the hearts of tht
people and they rejoice that he has a\
last, attained the rank to which
was long ago entitled on the score
jsrvice to the country.
"V
LATEST NEWS SUMMAEY.
Kiel's Line of Defense.
Riel had an interview with his counsel at
Regina. N. W. T.. on the Kith. Riel declar
ed his firm belie! that his conduct would be
vindicated. He hud been working fifteen
years in a just and humane cause, and had
got into his present position while endeav
oring to gain the rights of the oppressed
half-breeds. On the subject of religion he
was greatly disposed to speak, and he said
that the Deity had even exerted special pro
tection over him. He was confident that
he was destined to occupy the greatest po
sition in the dominion. Riel also scout
ed at the idea of ever returning
to the states when he gains his liberty.
Before the interview was concluded he said
that he did not want his trial conducted on
a party basis, but desired judgment on his
merits. The prisoner also complained that
his health was anything but good owing to
rigor of prison discipline. His counsel will
probably plead a general denial of the
charges supposed to be expressed in the in
dictment, urging various grounds of defense
which will be answered later. Riel's jury
panel is composed of thirty farmers, four
merchants, one contractor and one hotel
keeper.
Looking After the Clteyenues.
A dispatch from Crossfield, Kansas, says:
'Thirteen hundred soldiers are in camp
here. Most of the Cheyenne warriors are
on their reservation, 100 miles south of
here and seventy-two miles west of Fort
Reno. They are with a chief who will not
come into Fort Reno to pow wow. The
reason given by the Indians is that
the young bucks, having had insuffi
cient rations, are now out hunting for
game. When they can they will come in and
pow wow with fienerals Miles and Sheridan
Meanwhile stories arrfved at headquar
ters that the Indiana are insincere. They
slip out to hunt well mounted and finely
armed. They come home with poor guns
and with only a few poor ponies. They
are secretly hiding firearms and ainunition
and ponies west of their reservation. They
have less than l,i»00 bucks. The arms
they have secreted are principally Winches
ter rifles."
Executing a Biff Elephant.
Barnum's large performing Asiatic ele
phant "Albeit," which killed his keeper,
Joseph Sweeney at Xafthun, N. H., was
taken to a ravine in the suburbs of Keer^
recently and killed. He was chained to
four large trees and the location of
his heart and brain marked with
chalk. Thirty-tlnee members of the Keene
light guard were then marshalled in line at
fifteen paces, and at the word "fire," the
same number of bullets penetrated the vital
spots. The huge beast fell dead without a
struggle. He was valued at about $ 10,000.
The remains were donated to the Smith
sonian institution, Washington.
Washington News.
Daniel J. Welsh is appointed internal
revenue collector for Montana.
Prof. Riley of the agricultural depart
ment, thinks no visitation of the grass
hoppers will occur this year.
Twelve volumes of the census of 1S80 have
been printed in five years, and there are yet
twelve volumes of manuscript to be put in
type.
Lieut. John Conlin, Ninth cavalry, who
has been confined in the insane asylum in
Washington for some time, has recovered,
and announces his intention of rejoining
his regiment.
Secretary Whitney has revoked the sen
tences of suspension of Paymasters Bel
lows, ('aim and Frazer, who were tried by
court martial on fhe Pacific coast, on the
ground of informality.
The president made the following ap
pointments recently: Francis I). Under
wood of Massachusetts, consul at Glasgow
Chin Coy Woo, to be interpreter of the Uni
ted States consul at Canton.
A. R. Mullctt, a former supervising arch
itect, has written a vigorous protest
against the employment of convict labor in
the construction of public buildings, which
has been laid before the secretary of the
treasury.
The state department at Washington is
advised from Honolulu that the terrible
disease of leprosy is increasing in the Ha
waiian islands so rapidly that there is no
hope of ridding the kingdom of it. The lep
rosy was introduced there ::bout forty years
ago.
The president has appointed the following
postmasters: Eliphate 15. Crawford, at
Sioux City, Iowa, vice C.I!. Kirk, suspended
Sumner B. Chase, at Osage, Iowa, vice F. G.
Atherton, suspended Jas. M. Keys, at Rich
mond Centre, Wis., vice I). U. James, sus
pended.
Gen. Twiggs' heirs are again trying to get
possession of his three swords, presented to
nim for gallant service during the Mexican
war, and captured by Ben. Butler in New
Orleans during the rebellion and turned
over to the government. One of the swords
is worth $30,000.
Maynard has decided that Georgia is not
entitled to receive the $35,555 appropriat
ed by act of congress March 3, 18S3, to re
imburse the state for expenses incurred in
the war of the revolution in 1777, but that
the same must be set off against the
amount due the United States from Geor
gia under the direct tax of 18G1.
Judge Thatcher, of the commission ap
pointed by the United States government
to visit South America, with a view to the
promotion of commerce with the United
States, and Mr. Curris of the commission,
who were saved from the wreck of the
British steamer Guadiana, of Abrolhost,
JJrazil, on June 24, while en route from Rio
Janieri} to New York, have arrived in Lon
don.
Further advices from Rosebud agency in
dicate that the trouble
among the Nort hern
Cheyennes is caused mainly by effort to
send a band of visiting Indians 'back tQ
their ageiu'y, at Pine Tree, Dak. These
have been on the Tongue river a couple of
months, and look in yain for rations here.
Their relatives on Tongue river seotri in
clined to have them stay, and seem dis
posed to resist the efforts of the Rosebud
agent to move them.
Montana Postmasters appointed:—St.
Peter, Lewis and Clark county, Thomas
Maran Basin, Jefferson county, Trumand
Hopkins, vice T. M, Murray St. Louis, Jef
ferson county, W, H. Rusk, vice J, S. Smith
Jefferson City, II, B. Cain, vice V, W. Ellis
Foster, Meagher county, A una A. Johnson,
vice T. Foster Three Forks,Gallat?ȣounty,
A. M. McElwen, vice A. W. Paul (ilendale,
Beaverhead county, Ed Hulseiger, vice J. C,
Kepler.
The posmaster general has issued a cir
cular letter to inspectors and other postal
officials, stating there is reason to suppose
that the penalty envelopes prepared and
issued to the executive departments tor th#
free transmission of official matter in the
nails are frequently misused. Attention
gjj .tajled to the provisions of the law bear
ingpntiifi subject, and postoflice officials
are directed report promptly all cases
coming to their where it is vio
lated.
Record of Casualties.
The wind storm at Hartford, Conn., a
few days ago, effected damage to property
to the extent of §15,000,
William Earnshaw, chaplain of the Cen
tral Branch Soldiers' home at Dayton, Ohio,
died recently of the effects of inhaling gas.
Fire at Stevens Point, Wis., burned the
old Stevens Point hotel, two dwellings and
barns. Loss, $4,000, insurance, $1,500.
The planing mill of De Graff, Vrieling &
Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., was almost to
tally burned. Loss, $35,000 insurance
$10,000.
The Central hotel, Ducale's jewelry store,
Parrot's sash and blind factory and a
restaurant at Spencer, Wis., were burned.
Loss $25,000,9
The steam saw mill of C. F. Dunbar, at
Wausau, Wis., burned. Loss, $25,000 in
surance, $17,000. It was one of the largest
and best mills in the city.
The steam saw mill of C, F. Dunbar at
Wausau, Wis., was burned. Loss $25,000
insurance $17,000. It was one of the larg
est and best mills in the stat«.
The large mill of the Brighton Cotton
Manufacturing company in the south
western suburbs of Chicago, caught fire and
was practically destroyed. Three or four
other buildings were also burned, besides
the engine room containing a 500 horse
power engine and a boiler room containing
three boilers. The plant, including the ma
chinery was worth between $150,000 and
160,000. 'flie stock destroyed was valued
at $1,000.
Crimes and Criminals.
J. N. Lynch of Vincennes disagreed with
Ilia wife, and poisoned his children with ar
senic.
David Ackles, colored, was hanged at
Helena, Mon., for murdering Frank Burrell
And Scylla Flannery last year.
Mr. Gillen of Cleveland missed his wife,
but killed himself. That is a practice to be
commended to jealous husbands.
Five girls, lately arrived at New York,
started for Davenport. They have disap
peared and are thought to have bean ab
ducted.
Stephen Lang, in Nebraska, gets four and
a half years in the penitentiary on a man
slaughter verdict for killing a man in a duel
with rifles.
J. W. Stout, a farmer living six miles
southeast of Greenfield, Ohio, was shot and
instantly killed by Elijah Nevin, a neighbor,
during an altercation recently.
William Jones was killed in Deer Lodge
county John Rowe and Rufus Malcolm
were killed near Granville, and Joe Buchet
lost his life in Helena, Mon., recently, all
killed by lightning.
In a fight at Stephenson, Ky., Town Mar
shal Oakley shot and killed John Smith,
Nute Osborne and Henry Smith. Oakley
was afterward fatally shot by R. MeGiiire.
An old grudge was the
cause of the difficulty.
The wife of Lew Apple, ex-mayor of Pan
ora, Iowa, and publisher of the Guthrie Vi
vidette, has begun proceedings for a divorce,
charging her husband with adultery with
Mrs. Secrist, wife of a carpenter of that
place.
Mary Klemen, the girl under indictment
on the charge of poisoning with intent to
kill the family of her sister, Mrs. Michael
Freiz, at Rose Hill, and who is also said to
have confessed to poisoning her father and
sister in Dubuque a year ago, was placed
on trial at Chicago the jury returned with
a verdict of guilty, the penalty named be
ing one year in the penitentiary.
Joseph F. Cottronger, ex-secretary and
treasurer of the Central Transportation
Company of Pennsylvania, charged at
Philadelphia with the embezzlement ol
$147,000 and forging certificates for 112
shares of the company's stock, and offering
and publishing the same, was arrainged be
fore Judge Yorkes and pleaded guilty.
A plea for mercy was made in behalf of the
prisoner, who is sixty-eight years of age
and the head of a highly respected family.
He was sentenced to four years imprison
ment.
Foreign News.
The failure of the Munster bank causes a
run on the Hibernian and other Irish
banks.
An amendment to permi4 white settlers
in the Northwest to bear arms without
license is voted down in the dominion par
liament.
The London opinion is that the Afghan
situation is grave, butthat Lord Salisbury's
"firmness" will ultimately strike terror to
the Russian heart.
Richard Ansdell, the British artist recent
ly deceased, left an estate valued at $250,
000. This does not equal Turner, who left
a fortune of over $800,000.
Prince Albert Victor of Wales is to be
put through a course of military discipline
and drill this summer at Aldershot, at
tended bv four servants.
The lord ma3'or presided over a crowded
meeting, held in Dublin recently, to con
gratulate Michael Davitt upon his freedom.
Leander Richardson of New York made a
long speech.
The bill removing the electoral disquali
fication from voters accepting gratuitous
medical relief passed its second reading in
the British house of commons by a vote of
275) to G2.
At a public meeting at Toronto, the
mayor presiding, resolutions were passed
that the further admission of Chinese into
Canada should be rigidly restricted, if not
totally prohibited.
Ferdinand Rothschild was elected by a
majority of 723 to parliament from Ayles
burg, Bucks county, England, to fill the
vacancy caused by the elevation to the
peerage of Sir Nathaniel Rothschild.
('apt. J. P. Imboden, United States con
sul at Ynscaren, Honduras, has gone there
with a party of twenty-one engineei-s, mill
men, etc., and will engage extensively min
ing in the rich gold and silver territory
about Ynscaren.
M. Eloy, an aeronaut, ascended in a bal
loon from L'Orient, at the mouth of the
river Siene, on the bay of Biscay, the 16th
inst. The balloon drifted out to sea, and
nothing has since been heard of M. Floy. It
is feared he was drowned.
"An Old Roue" writes the Pall Mall Ga
zette, stating that the evils that paper has
exposed is a warning against roller skating.
The evil came with roller skating at the
Prince's club. Then for the first time men
about-town were brought into daily con
tact with beautiful children not members
of their families.
Personal Mention.
When Mark Hopkins first became a
professor in Williams college his salary was
only $700 a year.
Rev. Dr. Iremuus Prime, editor of the New
York Observer, died at Manchester, Vt.,
aged seventy-three.
Mrs, Lippincott, better known as "Grace
Greenwood," has returned from Europe,
after an absence of several years,
Thomas Sweeney, aged twenty-two and
single, died suddenly of heart disease at
the home of his parents at Howard, Dak,
Ex-Gov, Abner Cobtjrn, and Philander
C'oburn, his brother, of Maine, recently de
ceased, left property aggregating $2,651),
608,07 in value.
Rev. Samuel trenails Prime, D. P,, senior
editor of the New York Observer, is ill at
Manchester, Vt., and will probably not sur
vive, He is suffering from congestion of the
liver.
Chancellor Hartson, ex-collector of in
ternal revenue in the San Francisco dis
trict is the most prominent Republican
candidate for governor of California. He
is a viticulturist of Napa county, a lawyer
and a politician.
It is reported that Harry Garfield takes
a professorship in St. Paul school at Con
Icor.d, N. If., where he prepared for Williams
college^' iind his brother, who was the
youngest member of the recent graduating
class at Williams, will study law at New
York.
$Iis,c£llaneotiH News Notes.
The debt of New Yopk city js $126,000,
000.
Hay is selling for $20 a ton in New Jersey.
.0, figure heretofore unknown.
The if.on jnills at Bay View, Wis., are tc
resume opeiations at last year's scale
jvages.
Sena or Manderson opposes the ad mis
£ioii of New Mexico as a state on account
of tl»e ignorance of the people.
Gov. Pattis.on #f Pennsylvania rejected
J04 bills outright an.d four partially .out ,»f
324 passed by th,e last session of the legisla
ture.
,State S.enat,0}? McCarthy pf Ney York
says either Evarts or Morton will get the
Republican nominati.OO Iqj: governor ol
New York,
There is a diminution of fifty-five in the
number of distilleries operated in the United
States during the last fiscal year but not
withstanding this, the product of distilled
spirits was 6,000 gallons larger than that
pi ji^ij preceding year.
Tin? Bellowg Vt., Times contains a
notice Of the marriage of Jlfl-fk Ward and
Miss Nettie F. Barnard, at Westminster
West, by Dr. Stevens, of the M. E. church,
on Thursday, July 2. They were the par
ties who eloped hom jSfitchell, Dak., recent
ty'
At St. Louis it is estimated that 25C
wine and beer saloons have beeu closed and
their proprietors have gone out of the bus
iness since July i, under the high license
law, and that some 400, pr about one
quarter of all the saloons in the .city will b,e
shut up during the month.
The governor of Dakota has issued an
order for the transfer of fifty prisoners
from the penitentiary at Sioux Falls to the
penitentiary at Bis.m*ir,ek. ^he transfer is
made under the law of 1883, providing for
the penitentiary at Blsmappk,which requir
ed that all prisoners from Nofjth Dajkotp,
counties be confined h.ere. The building is
designed to hold 160 prisoners.
The .decisions of the Baltimore .council will
be given to members of congregation of the
Propaganda Fide on the 23d instant for
consideration. The sacred college of pgr
dinaUi vill meet Aug. 17 to revise the de
cision, and the final approval will be given
in September. Archbishop Moran, at tli€
pope's desire, will.conseev^te Rev. Dr. Walsh
as archbishop of Dublin op Aug. JJ. Arch
bishop Moran will then return to Sydney,
The latest event of importance in Masonic
circles iii St. Paul is .the establishment ol
the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine. The order was intro
duced into the United States jjibout 187(5,
and an jmperja) council formed in 1,876,
composed of the most prominent Knights
Templar and members of the A. and A. S.
R. Masons in New York, since which tjnie
temples have been organized in Massachu
setts, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio,. Kansas,
Indiana, Illinois, Connecticut, Yerniont.
Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin,
A Shocking Tragedy in Iowa.
Eldora special:—A bloody and mysteri
ous tragedy was enacted in Buckeye town
ship, this county, four miles
south of Alden,
recently, whereby a young and beautiful
girl was butchered while sleeping in her bed,
and her slayer met death by his own hand.
The latter was George Johnson, a married
man twenty-seven years of age, and the
victim was his sister-in-law, aged nineteen.
Johnson, with his wife and children, lived
on
a rented farm, and to all appearances
was happy and contended. With them liv
e.i Miss Grace Rand, sister of Mrs. Johnson,
a cultured and accomplished ycung lady.
The two ladies retired for the night
in the second story of the house. Half an
hour later Johnson, occupying a bed room
down stairs with a young man in his
employ, proceeded to the chamber where
his wife and her sister were sleeping, and
leaning over the bed he kissed her, bade her
good night, and immediately hurried down
stairs. The actions of her sister after the
departure of her husband, caused Mrs.
Johnson to turn her attention toward her,
and she was horrified to discover that the
girl's throat had been cut from ear to ear.
In the agonies of death she rolled from
the bed and lay upon the floor, with
her night clothes drenched in blood. The
hired man hastened to Alden for medi
cal assistance. When the party entered the
house they found the body of Miss Rand
lying on the floor beside the bed. Search
was then made for Johnson, and he was
found near the door, sitting on the embank
ment of the house, with his knees drawn up
to his chin, and arms across his breast. He
was alive, but across his throat was a gash
which, however,.failed to sever the jugular
vein. Doubtless at the moment Johnson
was kissing his wife he drew the razor across
the throat of her sleeping sister. Johnson
died without making a statement. It is
known that lie held liis sister-in-law in
great
esteem, and violently opposed her marriage
with a young man of her choice which was
to take place before long. Some think that
he was infatuated with the young lady and
killed her in an insane lit of jealonsy.
Assignment of'Jolm Roach.
John Roach, of the firm of John.Roach &
Sons, the famous ship builders, has assign
ed to Geo. W. Quintanl and Geo. E. Weed,
with certain preferences. The failure is as
cribed by some to the refusal of Secretary
Whitney to accept the dispatch boat Dol
phin constructed by direction of the United
States government. He first directs the
payment of the wages and salaries of his la
borers and other employes, as the law pro
vides shall be done, and names preferred
creditors to the extent of about $125,000.
One cause of the assignmont is said to be
Mr. Roach's state of health. He is suffer
ing from heart disease, and fatal results
were feared if he continued to worry over
the supervision of his buniness. His attor
ney says the contract for the three cruisers
will be carried out.
The Herald's New York special gives the
following as Secretary Whitney's reply to a
question as to the probable effect of the
Roach failure upon the government. Sec
retary Whitney said:
I don't think it will have any effect upon
the government. I am very sorry for Mr.
Roach. I am always sorry when a man
falls into such difficulties, but I do not see
that the failure can have any considerable
effect upon the government. The govern
ment has one vessel in his ship yard, and
two at New York, building, but the amounts
are nearly all paid on theiu. I saw in a
morning paper that Mr. Roach thinks I
am responsible lor the trouble, or at least
I could give relief, but the government owes
only the amount still due upon the Dol
phin, which would not be enough to put
him upon a sure footing again.
The Idiocy of Capital.
Chauncey M. Depew, for many years at
torney and now president of the N. Y. Cen
tral railroad, said recently: He is very much
puzzled to account for the continued de
pression in business. He says that the only
way that he can account for it is that cap
ital is in idiot. He says that there is every
condition for favorable investment, much
beyond anything known in the most flush
period since the war. We have, he thinks,
gotten to the end of our failures. The peo
ple who have not been able to meet their
indebtedness have already gone to the wall.
Those who are in business are in the main
out of debt. Every sort of trade is down
to a hard-pan basis. There are now in
the banks of New York $160,000,000 of
unim ployed capital. Of this, perhaps
$30,000,000 is drawing 1 per cent. The
rest is drawing nothing. There is proba
bly twice tho amount of this idle capital in
the outside banks of the country. Why
this capital should be idle is one of
the mysteries of finance. There are plenty
of good investments which are safe and se
cure, yet capital to-day hesitates to go into
anything, while in our last flush period there
was nothing too wild or idiotic for money to
rush into. He repeated again that capital
is an idiot, and the investors are governed
more by the condition of the atmosphere
and of public feeling than they are by their
own judgment.
Murder at Redwood Falls, Minn,
At Redwood Falls, Minn,, Israel I. Alex
ander shot his father-in-law, Charles Mow
ers, three times, killing him instantly, The
weapon used was a Smith & Wesson revol
ver, caliber 38. It appeared from the state
ments of the witnesses that Alexander
came
on to Second street froift Mill street, with
Mowers about ten feet behind him. When
near Chandler's store Alexander turned
and fired, hitting Mowers in the abdomen.
Mowers fell on his side, leaning on his right
elbow, and cried "Murder" several times
before it was possible to reach him, the
streets being almost destitute of people.
Alexander deliberately shot him three times
more, one shot penetrating his brain and
killing him instantly. Alexander had been
married and separated from Mower's
daughter, who had begun proceedings ol
divorce against him. The shooting took
place but a few doors from the home of the
deceased, and the screams of the family
were heertrending. The deceased leaves a
wife and two small and three grown-up chil
dren, who were entirely dependent upon the
deceased.
Murderers Cajiglit Eighteen Years After.
Samuel Aliff and John Huffman have just
been arrested for the "murder"of aii aged
man named Stiner, in Ringgold county,Iowa,
in 1867. A dispatch from that point says:
An indictment vas secured against them for
murder, but they could not be found, and
the matter was about forgotten. Three
months since Sheriff Beard, on looking over
old papers in the jclerk's office, came across
the papers in the case, aij$ commenced
wof Jcing it up. He found tliat Aliff and his
nephew, accessory to the murder, were liv
ing in Clark coupty, Kans., hot having even
taken the precaution of living under assum
ed names. He got requisitions Jiom the
governors of Iowa and Kansas, werit to
Kansas aIKJ effected their capture, bringing
theiij back ^.ncj lodging them in the county
jail. Aliff is past fffty years of age.' He is
talkative and very restless, though he tries
to appear uneonpernPfl- Huffman, who
claims he did not do the shooting, br,t v,'as
"present, is thirty-five years of age. The
case is a clear one, and conviction and pun
ishment after nearly twenty years is consid
ered certain.
JJijjamist Bagged at Brainerd.
Sheriff Mertz of Brainerd, Minn., bagged
an alleged bigamist, George \yescott, alias
George West, who last fall ran' away with a
Dakota school girl, Jessie Marin,' from a
Lake City, Minn., school. Wescott has a
wife and three children near Milbank, Dak.,
where Miss Mann's father tyves. Miss Mann
was attractive and pretty, and a favorite
pf Wescott, and in two weeks from the
time Mies Jessie was sent to fhe Minnesota
school Wescott W3I? missing. A few days
later the school authorities notified Mr.
Mann his daughter was missing, from which
time—which was in September last—noth
ing whatever has been learned of either her
or Wescott until a few days ago, when Mr.
Mjirin heard, through a relative of Wescott,
that he 'vag living at Brainerd. They were
arrested at Aitkins, Papers found in their
rooms indicate that they are married, and,
as Wescott has a wife in Dakota, be will be
I held to answer the charge oi bigaimy.
Pesr#ase of Immigration.
The chief of the national Jjnreau of statis
tics reports that the numbe/r .of immigrants
arrived in the United States during the fls
cal year ended June 30, 1885, was387,821,
being if.32,013 less than during jthe preced
ing fiscal year, and 401,171 less than
during the year ended June 30, 1882,
the yeap. .of the greatest' immigration.
During June, 18&5, there arrived in the
cus
toms districts of Baltimore, Boston,
Detroit, Huron, Minnesota, New Orleans,
New York, Passamaquoddy, Philadelphia
and San Francisco, 55,778 passengers, of
whpm 45,382 were immigrants, ,6.952 citi
zens of the United States returned from
abroad, and 3,444 aliens not intending to
remain in tlj.e jimtad Stateij.
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS.
Some Minnesota Appointments.
The president has appointed Dr. Adelard
Guernon as
collector of customs for the dis
trict of Minnesota. Dr. Guernon is about
forty years of age and has been a
prominent figure in the politics of the
state,but has never held office. He was in
dorsed by members of the democratic state
committee of Minnesota, by the member of
the national pommittee and by many lead
ing democrats of the state. He was form
erly a resident of St. Paul, but now lives in
Little Falls.
The following fourth-class post
masters for Minnesota were ap
pointed: Pine City, Miss Mary Mur
phy, vice Emma Wieck Garden City, Gar
rett Murphy, vice E. B. Evans Elvrsian,
Le Sueur county, Patrick O'Leary, vice
W. A. Campbell New Prague,Scott count}',
W. S. Booy, vice A. M. Morley St. James,
Watonwan county, A. K. Preck, vice
ti. M. Herick Odin, Watonwan county,
E. T. Barrett, vice Warren Patten
Montgomery, Le Sueur county, John
Shea, vice Frank Becker. Cleve
land, Le Sueur county, W. F. Johnson, vice
P. R. Lampton Le Sueur Center, Le Sueur
county, J. F. Qumland, vice J. N. Chapman
Watertown, Carver county, B. Campbell,
vice C. G. Holgraw Caledonia, Ilonsten
county, E. Dorivalt, vice Prentiss A. Pope.
Minnesota Storm Damages.
During the storm of the 16th, at the new
town of Randolph, the Miller Bro.'s new
store was blown down. About seven miles
northwest of here a Mr. Willis had anew
barn blown flat, while a neighbor named
Koffman had his barn, almost full of hay,
moved eight feet fromitsfoundation. Crop.
are injured considerably. At Burn
side, Goodhue county, a man was
killed by a falling tree. The barn ofDelevn
South, living three miles west of Kasson,
was struck by lightning, killing two horses
and burning the ba rn. At Dodge Center the
dwelling house of M. L. Weston was also
struck by lightning and burned. Two houses
at Dodge Center were struck by lightning
during the progress of tho'storm and con
sumed. At Faribault, the store ofJ. A.
Peterson, at Fourth and Plum streets, the
Poplar Star mills, and the residence of F.
Clement, on Seventh street, were struck by
lightning. Lightning struck many trees.
Three miles west of Kasson lightning struck
the barn of Dell South, killing a horse and
burning the entire contents—hay, feed, har
nesses, threshing machine, some sheds, etc.
The storm extended all along the borders of
Scott and Le Sueur counties, and was
about three miles wide in the destructive
sweep. The growing crops were greatly in
jured. Timothy Sullivan, in Derrynane
township lost ail his crops.
Mr. Johnson's barn in Jordan was burn
ed by lightning during the recent storm. 15y
the recent bad storm near Hutchinson
William Tift, in Acoma, lost about four
hundred acres of wheat, while Dr. Benjamin,
Mr. Ulricli and many others east of town
had their crops badly damaged.
A fire broke out in the oil room of Schyoll
& Listernd's hardware and furniture store
in Sacred Heart, Renville county, which de
stroyed their store, Stenson & Ranstund's
general store, M. Norstrum's blacksmith
shop, and O. H. Walstad'shouse. Stenson
& Ramstund saved a large share of their
goods. The theory of spontaneous com
bustion is advanced as the origin of the fire.
A severe rain and hailstorm visited Meek
er county recently. In Harvey town, a
few miles north of Litchfield, much damage
was done. Hailstones are reported to have
fallen two inches in diameter. A number
of farmers have sustained losses varying
from a few bushels to their entire crop.
The destructive part^f the storm wasabout
a hundred rods wide.
Thomas Chambers of Minneapolis has
just been apprised of thedeathof his broth
er, Henry Chambers, at his home in Conip
ton, Cal. The deceased was one of the ear
liest settlers of Minneapolis, having arrived
there in 1848.
The African Grand Lodge, A. F. and A.
M. of Iowa, whose jurisdiction includes tho
colored Masonic lodges of Minnesota, held
Its annual session at St. Paul.
J. W. Ash worth has been appointed pos
tal clerk on the St. Paul and Sioux City
routo, and J, K, Dow has been ordered to
replace E. Crowles on the Minneapolis and
VVatertowii route, taking Dow's former
position as postal clerk on the Minneapolis
and Angus, Iowa, line.
In the suit of Ramsey county against the
Chicago, Milwaukee it St, Paul Railroad
company the supreme court decided that
property held for purposes inconsistent with
or adverse to railroad uses is subject to
state taxation.
Patrick Ranger fatally stabbed Thomas
Mackin in a street row at Minneapolis re
cently.
The municipal authorities of St. Paul in-'
sist that it is the duty of insurance compan
ies to prosecute persons accused of arson.
The Minnesota Farmers" alliance, in an
address to the farmers of the state, ex press
es strong disapproval of the system of dock
age adopted by the board of railroad and
warehouse conunissioucrs, and advises a
sound and practical method of oscapo from
its evils, Jt call* upon farmers to do away
with the necessity or excuse for dockage by
making their grain absolutely clean before
sending it to market,
Presiding Elder McClary, «f tho Feigns
JTalls district, has issued a circular to the
members of the Minnesota conference stat
ing that investigation Jiy a committee ap
pointed for the purpose found no evidence
pf the guilt of Rev. Jelpi Walton, convicted
of rape at Wadena, and asking assistance
to secure him a new trial. The circular is
also signed by members of the investigating
committee.
The Moorhend grand jury lias found in
dictments against George Stanbro, bur
glary S. McCoy and Lynni larceny John
Curfmany, larceny .!. 11. C. Johnson, em
bezzlement, seven indictments Charles D.
Fox, embezzlement F. A. Elder, embezzle
ment. Fox was the deputy for Clerk of
Court Hendricks, and on being arraigned
pleaded guilty.
Ole Benson of Kasson, Dodge county,
was arrested charged with an attempt to
rape Carrie LaVson. He was held in $200
for trial at the next term of court.
The census shows the population of Lac
qui Parle county to be 7,859, an increase'of
2,988 in five years.
The Dodge county census shows a pop
ulation of 10,489, a flpcreasc of 500 in the
past' five years.
The catastrophe of Sunday has cast a
gloom over Lake Minnctonka, and it is
predicted will have a serious effect upon the
business, small as it is. Among boatmen
it is believed that it will detract largely
|[rom the business of the small steamboats,
which have, during the past two or three
seasons, Jioen much in favor.
The census of Winona county, just com
pleted, shows'a population o| 15,377.
Chippewa county has a population of 6,
5|B1, a gain of 1,153 in five years.
William Bowen was killed by lightning at
^yestiibpf.
At Austin, work has been pomm^nc^d- oij
the new passenger 4pppt of rlie Minnesota
& Northwestern railroad. It will be'^jie
finest on the line, 22x60 feet, and exclusive
ly for passengers. Work has also begun on
the new freight depot, 40x90
feet, truss roof.
Thompson of Cleveland and Hadley of
St. Paul are to pound each other with hard
gloves.
Pr. C. E. Bolander, a resident of Red Wing
since the fifties, was found dead in his office
recently. He had 'tieeh'missed all the after
hoori'by his family. It is understood thf}
on returning home in order to quiet himself
he had taken an overdose of opium.
pommodore Kittson's filly, Refrain, won
jbl^e'stakes at, Monmouth Park, N. J. Tne
race was for two-year-olds at $50 each,
and $1,500 added, $500 to second.
jsota,
pervising
ed' a special agent of the treasury at" ji' per
diem of $5 and expenses.
A horse pitchfork, in the barn on Tom
Moonan's farm just north of .Tanesville,
fell, striking Mr. Shaver's ten-year-old son,
injuring hjm severely.
"Rev. George Ainslie, for twenty-two years
a resident of Rochester. Olmsted county,
and actively'engaged"in the pastoral work
at various points throughout the county,
lias fceen for some months in failing health
from a m'alftdy that has been diagnosed as
injfcernal cancerous growth, Hp i,? at pres
ent very feeble and confined tohjs becj,ifeh
no hopes of recovery."
Peter Sherman of Red Wing picked 825
quarts of strawberries from twenty rods
of grournj this season. Mr. Crandall of
Burrisicle picked over nine hundred quarts
on three-quarters of an acre. Mr. Sher
man's yield jyould average 300 bushels to
the apre
The president appointed Thomas Hall
postmaster at Preston, vice B. S. Loomis,
commission expired.
Defective Page
BEADING HA1£ EASY.
Explanations or Changes &nd the Arrange
ment of the New Version of the Old
Testament
The following extracts from an early
oopy of this work will eDable the
reader to form a correct opinion of
leading changes made in the new ver
sion of the bible.
Changes In the Pentateuch.
The first feature that arrests atten
tion here is the printing of the poetical
portions in the form of verse. We
have instances in the blessing of Jacob
(Gen. xlix.), the song of triumph at
the Red sea, (xxv.) the rapt utterances
of Balaam (Num. xxiii. and xxiv.),
and the song an' the blessing of Moses
at the end of his lifo (Deut. xxxii.
and xxxiii.). Also as in shorter texts,
as the song of Lamech (Gen. iv.), the
prophecy oi' Noah (Gen. ix.), the
Lord's answer to Rebecca(Gen. xxv.),
the blessing of Isaac (Gen. xxvi.), the
song of the well (Num. xxi.), and the
abrupt ode on the downfall of Moab
(ibid).
The form of these passages shows
that they belong to that poetical feel
ing and habit which pervades the en
tire life and historjr of the Hebrews.
Whatever moved the heart was set in
song, whether it was the discovery of
a fountain in tho desert, or joy over
some great victory. The revision has
wisely given the verse form only to
those passages which by their origin
and structure, compel one to see in
them an outburst of poetical feeling.
The following selection of passages
which have been changed in the 're
vision is intended as a specimen of the
work done, and of the principles upon
which it has been carried out:
GENESIS.
In the first chapter tho putting of
each day's wfork iu a separate para
grajfjh aids the common reader. In
iv., 23, the song of Lamech is made
more intelligible by making the sec
ond couplet read: "For I have slain
a man for wounding me, And a young
man for bruising me."
In xiii., 1: "Abraham went up out
of Egypt. into the South." The
printing of the last word with a capi
tal letter shows that it refers to a
definite region (the Negeb), and thus
avoids the incongruity of the authori
zed version in leading one to think
that the patriarch reached Palestine
by going south from Egypt.
In v., 18, "The plain of Mamre which
in in Hebron" is changed to "The
oaks of Mamre which arc in Hebron,"
because this is the meaning of the
Hebrew,•and there is no plain in Heb
ron or vicinity. (So xiv., 13, and
xviii., 1.)
In xviii., 19: "For I know that he
will command his children and his
household after him," is changed to
"For I have known him to the end
that he may command, etc."
In xxiv., 2: "Abraham said to his
eldest servant of his house," is made
to read, "Abraham said to his servant,
the elder of his louse," which is what
the Hebrew means.
In xxxiii., 18: "And Jacob came to
Sholem, a city of Shoehorn." The re
vision reads: "Came in peace to the
cit}' of Shechem," because no such
city as Sholem is known, and the true
rendering shows how God fulfilled
Jacob's request (xxviii., 21.)
Iu the prophecy of Jacob (Gen.
xlix.) are several manifest improve
ments. Reuben is charged with be
ing not "unstable," but, as the origi
nal word means "boiling over," that
is. impulsive or excitable, which ex
actly describes his character, as shown
by his conduct on various occasions.
In the fifth verse "instruments of cru
elty are in their habitations," the
margin of the authorized version,
"weapons of violence are their
swords" is inserted in the text as be
ing both more literal and more ex
pressive. In the ninth verse, instead
of saying that Judah couched "as au
old lion," the revision returns to Tyn
dale's more accurate rendering "as a
liones?,"
EXODUS.
In ii:22- "A stranger in a strange
land" is rendered "a sojourner in~a
strange land."
In the song of triumph after pass
ing the Red sea (Exodus xv.) the viv
idness and poetical grandeur of the
lyric are shown in the revision by the
change of tho past tense into Tho
present in xv., 5-7, and of the future
into the past in xv. 14-1G—a change
required by the original.
In tho obscuro passage (Exodus xvii.
1G) the text retains the rendering of
the authorized version while tho mar
gin gives tho more literal sense of the
Hebrew, "Because there is a hand
(i. e,, tho hand of Amalek) against
the throne of tho I^ord [thereforo] tho
liord will have war with Amalek from
generation to generation."
In the. second commandment (xx.,
5) we have a slight change, "Visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children, upon the third and upon the
fourth generation of them that hate
me," (the exact sense of the origi
nal).
The sixth commandment (v., 18) is,
after the pattern of the prayer-book
and the authorized version "in Matt.
xix.: 18, given as "Thou shalt do no
murder," and the same at Deut. v.,
17. The advantage of tlii^ rendering
is that it needs no limitation or ex
planation. To kill is often lawful, and
sometimes a duty, but to do murder is
wrong always ami everywhere.
"Tabernacle of the congregation"
is changed to "tent of meeting."
In the wpra Mjehoyali" the author
ized version is followed, the revisers
pot thinking it advisably to insert it
uniformly in place of "Lord" or
vGod," which when printed in small
capitals represent the wpi'ds substitu
ted by Jewish custom for the ineffable
name.
Qf technical terms from the Heb,rew,
one in three seems to bave been gener
ally introduced. The word "grave"
(Judges vi., 8) has been replaced by
"ashera," with its plurals "aslierim"
and "asherith."
The Historical Books.
JUDqES.
Chapter y. —Thp soqg of ppborah is
amended according to the demands of
modern scholarship. Verses 10 and 11
are rendered:
Tell of it, ye that ride on white asses:
Ye that sit on rich carpets,
And ye that walk by the way.
Far from the noise of archers,
Jn the places of drawing vyateir,
•yiiere shall they rehearse the righteous
f^cts of {.hp kflri}
|n Samuel II,, 1., i8, the authorised
version reads: "Bade theq^ teach the
children of Israel the use of the bow/''
The revised version puts it "song oi
{he bow."
In ii., 23, "Abner smote him under
the fifth rib," is changed in agreement
iviiH ipodcrJi lexicons to ^in the
belly,''
In v., 10. we read: "David went on
and grew great." The revision re
solves this Hebrew idiom': "David
waxed greater and greater."
In vi., 19, instead of a "flasron of
vine, the revision properly ypads, "a
cake'of raisins.'?
II. KINGS.
The interrogation in i., 3. as to Alia
ziah's folly in consulting tjje goc) of
|3kron when he was sick, gains mpch
in force and yividness bjr being pqt,
as the Hebrew demands, in a positive
form: ?4Is it because there is po good
in Israel that ye go to inquire of Baal
JCebub?"
The addition of tUe margin to ii. 9,
forbids the common mistake of sup
posing that Elisha asked to have twice
us much of the spirit as Elijah had.
He asked a first-boon's portion in his
piaster's spirit,
In viii., 2, the addition of the words
in italics "upon himto the state
ment "and he settled his countenance
steadfastly," removes an ambiguity by
showing that it was the steady gaze of
Elisha that put Hazael to shame.
In ix., 8, and everywhere, the term
"man child" expresses the full sense,
and does away with a disagreeable
form of speech. (A similar euphem
ism is introduced in xvii., 27.)
In xii., 4, the phrase "current
money," which exactly renders the
Hebrew, displaces the obscure state
ment. "Even the money of everyone
that passetli the account.''
Many readers have stumbled at the
statement (xxii. 14.) that Huldah
dwelt at Jerusalem "in the college,"
but the word means, as the revision
has it, "the second quarter" of the city,
proLably an addition recently made to
its inclosure.
In ii. Chronicles, in the authorized
version, we read of oxen that com
passed the molted sea "ten in a
cubit," which is impossible. The re
vision has it "for ten cubits."
The word "devils," iu xi., 15, is in
correct, and is therefore rendered lit
erally, "he goats." The last words of
this chapter, "and he de-ired many
wives," which in the authorized ver
sion only repeat what has been al
ready said, are made in the revision to
have a sense winch is legitimate and
in harmony with the connection. "And
he sought for them [tho sons just men
tioned] many wives."
In tho poetical books "slieol" re
places "hell," which has been chang
ed in prose passages to "the grave"
and "the pit," wjth "sheol" in the
margin. "Of these renderings, hell,"
says the preface, "if it could be taken
in its original f-enso as used the
creeds would be a fairly adequate
ij...ival. .ff f91* tjhe Hebrew word, but
it is so commonly understood as the
place of torment that to employ it fre
quently would lead to inevitable mis
understanding.
In Isaiah xiv., where "hell" is used
in more of its original sense, the re
visers have left "hell" in the text,
putting "sheol" in the margin.
JOB.
i., 5, "Cursed God" is rendered "re
nounced God."
In iii., 8, the change of "mourning"
iuto "leviathan" (the marginal read
ing of the authorized version, is de
mauded by fidelity.
In v., 7, the reasoning of Eliphaz is
sadly perplexed in the authorized ver
sion by making him say "although
allliction eometh not, etc., yet man
is born to trouble." etc. whereas,
what he says is really as the revision
gives it:
For alllietion cometh not forth of the
dust neither doth trouble spring out
of the ground but man is born unto
trouble
As the sparks fly upward.
Sorrow does not come from natural
causes, but from man's sinful nature.
In viii., 13, as in seven other places,
"hypocrite" is changed to "godless
man," which is the true meaning of
the word.
In ix., 29, "If I be wicked" is justly,
and with great advantage to the sense,
made to read: "1 shall be condemned."
In tho very difficult verse, xi., 12,
the revision renders:
But a vain man would be wise,
though man is born as a wild ass'
colt.
And puts in the margin one of the
most probable of the many other ren
derings, some of which show that if
tho charge in the text is not true oi
race, it is of some members of it.
In xii., 5, the obscure comparison of
a man ready to fall to "a lamp de
spised" disappears in the revision,
which renders faithfully and clearly,
"In the thought of him that is at ease
there is ciontcmpt for mislortune it is
ready for them whose foot slippeth."
We are glad to see that the common
version of xiii., 1"j, "Though he slay
me, yet will I trust liini," is substan
tially retained, though most critics
give it a different sense.
In v., 27, tho obscure "settest a
print upon the heels of my feet" be
comes "drawest a line about the soles
of my feeL"—i. e., "keepest ma a
prisoner."
The revision renders xvii., 11: "Are
the consolation of God," etc., more
literally and forcibly, thus: "Are the
consolations of God too small for thee,
and the word that dealeth gently with
thee?"
So in xvi., 21, it makes Job express
tho wish that his witness, God. would
see right done him both with God and
with men.
The touching par-sage xvii., 15, 1G,
"Where is now my hope they shall go
dort-n," etc., is so altered as to show
Job's conviction that the hope held
before him by his friends, instead of
being realized, will go down with him
when once he linds rest in the grave.
Thus:
Where, then, is my hope?
And as for iny liope, who shall see if
Jt shall }o dowu to the bars of sheol,
When once there is rest in the dust.
In xviii., 15., the meaningless words,
"It shall dwell in his tabernacle, be
cause it is none of his" become:
"There shall dwell in his tent that
which is none of his"—viz., strangers.
The notable passage xix., 25-27, is
greatly clarified. The oll'ensivo and
heedless' mention of "worms,'' to
which there is nothing answering it in
tho Hebrew, is dropped. Job had just
expressed a wish for a perpetual rec
ord of his words that coming genera
tions might know his qlaim to recti
tude. This, however,was not enough.
Hence he adds: "But I know,"—
whatever their opinion may be. —"I
know that my redeemer livetb." This
vindicator will stand up upon the
earth in a futi\re day, and Job will see
Him. Tliat vision of God will be all
that lie needs, as it is an assurance of
peace and ^conciliation. It will be
from hi$°flesh, and as his body is said
to have been destroyed, it must be
from a uevy body, which implies a re
surrection. In the margin are stated
the other and more generally accept
ed vie\vs, which consider the vision as
made "without the flesh"—i. e., ii} a
tliseii}bodie4 state, and that Job sees
God "on mjfc side"—i. e., favorable,
and "not a stronger"—1. e., not hos
tile or estranged. The last clause:
"My reins are consumed within me,"
is an expression of intense longing.
THE PSALMS.
The Psalms are delinitely divided
intp five books, the last teur beginning
respectively at Ps. xiii., lxiii., xc.. and
cvii.
In Ps. viii., 5, man i$ said "to havo
bepn made a, little lower than God,"
which exactly conforms to the Hebrew,
The anthorized version, "lower than
the angels," was taken from viii., 5,
and copied by the vulgate and quoted
in Hebrews (ii, 7,) where they answer
the needs pf the writer's argument.
But the quotation in the nevy transla
tion affords nq Reason for overlook
ing the strength qf tjie Hebrew.
The pse of JEHOVAH (in place of
LOKD) in the first yorso and tho last
adds tq the force and beauty of the
Psalm.
Ill Psalm ix. tbe confusiqq and ob
scurity of yerse 6 are removed by
version which brings God's oyerthro*y
of tlie wicked into marked contrast
with the fact that He si^s as King fqr
gvep.
In Psalpis x. every yerse, except the
first, is more or less changed, with the
effect on the whole of greatly increas
ing the yividness qf the characteriza
tion.
In xi., 2, the substitution. °f
darkness" for Mprivily" is one of many
instances in which a literal version is
more expressiye thqn any paraphrase.
Thp sixteenth Psstfm is greatly im
jproved. Its general theme is
1 will set him in
safety
Kee. v.,
All is vanity and vexa
tion of spirit.
•f
God is all in all to the believer, and
this is well given in the new reading
of verse 2: "I have said unto the
Lord, Thou art my Lord, I have no
good beyond Theer"
In verse 10 the revision substitutes
for the misleading "in hell" the literal
rendering "to sheol," which means
that the singer's soul is not to be aban
doned to the state of the dead. The'
change of the same word in xviii., 5,
shows that the writer there was not
complaining of hellish sorrows, but of
the network of the unseen world clos
ing around him. "The cords of sheol
were round about me."
A Few Changes.
We place a few changes in parallel
columns:
AUTHORIZED VERSION'. I REVISED VER3IOX.
Ps, xii., 5— I
I will
eet him
In safety
from him tliat puffttli at at whom Uiey mock.
him.
Ps. lxviil., 4- I
Extol liiin that ridethl Cast up a highway for
upon the heavens. |liim that riileth through
Ps., lxviil., ID— jiln* desert.
Messed be the Lord, who Blessed be the Lord,
daily loadeth us with beue-who daily beareth our
Ills. burdens.
1's. lxviil., ."vO—
Rebuke the company of Uebuke the wild Iea3ts
gpcarnian. of the reeds.
Ps. Ixxxil., 7—
As well the singer* as1 As well the singers as
the players of inst ruments they that danci\ s:iy all
shall ie there, all my my fountains are in Tliee.
springs a'-e in Thee. I
Ps. cxll.,-.
And let Him reprove] And let him reprove
m' it shall be an exeel- me it slmll be oil upon
lent oil which shall not'the head let not mr head
break my head. refuse it.
Prov. xiv,, !i— I
Fools make a m.x-lc at I The foolish scorn the
sin but ainongthc right It offering but ainon?
eons there is in. jthe upright ihere is good-
Prov. viii., 16— 'will.
C'aived works, line line Stiip nl cloths of
live
of Kgypi. 'yarn of ryp:.
Prov. x., Si—
It Is as sport lo a fool to' And so is wisdom to if
do mischief, but a man of niaii of understanding,
understanding hath wis-i
(loin.
Prov. xiii., l."—
The way of transgressors The way of the trp
is hard. erous is ragged.
Prov. xvi., I—
The preparations in man1 The preparations
anil the answer of the heart belong to nun.
tongue is from the Lord, the answer of Hie to..
is from tin' Lord.
All is vaniiy and sti.
Ing after wind.
Kcc. xii., i:{—
Let us hear the conclu
sion of the whole matter, matt
Fear Cod.
etc. heard
This is the end of the
all halli beet
Fear God, etc.
In v., 12, the promise to Zion is not
windows of agate, but "pinnacles of
rubies."
In 1 vi., 10, 11, the comparison of Is
rael's rulers to dumb, iudolent, greedy
dogs, anil to faithless shepherds, is
brought out much more clearly than
in the authorized version. The indig
nant (juestiou of Jehovah at ofteriugs
made to idols (lvii., G), "Should I re
ceive comfort in these?" is much bet
ter expressed by "Shall I be appeased
for these things?"
"Who is this that eometh from
Eilom with dyed garments from lioA
l*ah," etc., is greatly helped by repre
senting the conqueror as "marching"
rather than "traveling" in the great
ness of his strength, and by a more
vigorous rendering of the lust clause
of verse 0, but especially by preserv
ing the pruiterit* tenses of the origi
nal.
Correction of Acknowledged Errors.
There are many renderings declared
to be incorrect bv all lexicons aud
commentaries of a critical character,
for example, the word /n/pocrilc is
found eight times in the book of Job,
yet in not one of them does the origi
nal term have that meaning. So one
of the oblations mentioned often in
Pentateuch and elsewhere is called a
"meat ollering," which leads the read
er to suppose that it is an animal sac
rifice, whereas tho Hebrew means an
unbloody oblation, aud is correctly
rendered "meal ollering." In the
following text the incorrect word is
placed lirst, with a reference to one of
the places where it occurs, and then
the true meaning as generally ac
cepted among scholars
Apothecary Kx.
Avenging (.Imlge- v..
l'.ittcm Is xiv.,
I'.OITOW K\. xl.. i.
('•reaches Judges v., IT.
Candle .loli xviii., i.
Caldron -l.-r. III., IS.
College ii. Kings xvii.,
nasi .ler. \v„
Crooked Job xxvl.. I:!.
Iead hings J0I1 x.w I.,
Diet Jer. I'll..: l.
Dragons Ps. Ixxlv..
llragons Job vvx., 'JJ.
Dregs is. II,.
flagons of wine II
i. Perfumer.
Leaders.
Porcupine.
A-k.
Creeks or harbor*.
Lamp,
Pot.
ll. Si-eoiiil ward,
'll teriiioM par!
I Fleet, or lleelllg.
P. I The shades.
Allowance.
Monsters.
UaekaU
Howl.
Iii.. 1.
os. Pressed grape*
The ea-t.
The river.
Kli-es Is. \\l\\,
Flood Joshua xxiv., 11.
Ooves Judges
XV..
I.
Ci roves F.x. xx xiv., 1:1.
Fullerles I 'ail!., ii. .".
(irow
11 MhI.
foliowino
Jackals.
Pillars.
Curls of hair.
Leap.
Mani le*.
I raster•.
sheol, hades, (he under
world.
iv., i.
Hats Dan.
Hi 'i.
Heart Ii Jer. xx vi., J.'.
Hell Ps. xvi-, 1U.
Some Characters at the Exposition.
From an illustrated paper on the
New Orleans Exposition by Eugene V.
Smallcy, in the June (hntury, we quote
the
anecdotes of some of tho
types seen at the fair: "The odd char
acters at the fair are the terror of ex
hibitors. A Cincinnati furniture-mak
er discovered a countryman from
Arkansas whittling a handsome ma
hogany cabinet
4to
see what the wood
was like.' The man's knowledge of
furniture was evidently limited to
articles which could not be damaged
by a seasonable use of the jaek-knife.
Another exhibitor, who had litted up
a room with the finest specimens of
his art, was iiorrilied to lind an old
lady eating her lunch of fried chicken
seated in one of his satin upholstered
chairs. 'What's the cheer good fov if
it ain't to set down in?1 she placidly'
remarked, in reply to his earnest re?
quest that she would go somewhere
else with her victuals. The same ex
hibitor one day found that some visitor
to his alcoves had left a token of ap
proval on the polished surface of a
costly mantal, in the words 'This is
pretty good' scratched with a knife.
"The Turks who sell olive-wood,
beads, and other trinkets 'from Jeru
salem'—all made in Paris—aro pic
turesque additions to tho* permanent
personnel of the fair, though their
genuineness, like that of their wares,
will not always bear inspection. An
amusing scene occurred one day at
one of these Oriental bazaars. A tall
man, with a rural air, stopped before
the stand and appeared to take a live
ly interest, not in the goods but in the
features of one of the salesman in
scarlet fez and baggy trousers. He
surveyed the Oriental in front and in
prolile, and then, slapping him on the
shoulder, exclaimed, 'IJello, Jake,
when di4 you come from Indiana?'
The turk from Indiana acknowledged
his old acquaintance and begged that
lie would not 'give him away.'
"Blue Blood,"
The term blue blood, from the Span
ish phrase sangre azul, is much used
without a very clear idea of its signi
fication. Its real ipeamng is—"not
that the blood itself is blue (excepting
that all venous blood has a bluisl*
tinge)—but that the persons or class
tq whom tlie term is applied have
skins so white and transparent that
the veins show biue through them, antl
this is taken as a certain indication
that the class or persons thus designa
ted are without an admixture of races.
Any one who has traveled in Spanish
American poultries, or in Spain,
where the torm originated, would see
at once its applicability. The de
scendants of the Gothic conquerors of I
Spain retain to this day the character
istics of their ancestors—the white,
transparent skin, blue eyes and aiv
burn o,r tawny hair, and their veins
show blue through their cuticle but,
in case of an admixture of African or
Moorish blood, the blue blood (veins)
gyadn^lly disappear, until in case of a
great preponderance of the latter
races the veins show merely as ridges,
Tourists in Mexico will notice this pe
culiarity in all of the Mexican cities
as well as in the haciendas through
out that country, on account of the
great admixture of Indian (Aztec,
Toltec and Tlascallan) blood in the
population, and everywhere they will
find that the people whose veins show
blue through the skin are the ruling
class.—Letterin Boston Transcri^U.^
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