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Thirty minutes in a hansoin
took us to the "Surrey side." to
Mr. Spurgeon's Tabernacle.
We found the great body of
the audience admitted by ticket
before the opening of the doois to
the crowd*, wljich was not very
A few hundred waited, and all
went in with a rush when the
time came. By dint of good en
gineering we got an excellent seat
in the body of the house.
The interrior of the building is
of an oval form ; and two galleries,
one above the othei, run entirely
around the curve. The preacher
stands on an open platform,
surrounded by a railing on a level
with the first gallery. The choir
occupies a circular gallery directly
at the foot of the preacher's stand
and a prodigious voiced leader
. therein leads off in the music.
,: There is no organ or any instru
mental music of any kind only
the voices of the congregation, who
all'stand and unite in the singing
as the verses are given out by the
preacher, one at a time. It was a
heaviy, dose of Methodism, 5.000
strong, and in such a crowd it was
not difficult to raise a glow which
all good Methodists deeply enjoj ed.
I enjoyed it myself.
This church of Mr. Spurgeon
holds six or seven thousand people
and it was so full that some were
standing in the aisles.
Spurgeon is a burly, animal
looking man, with a large, gross
~face, biggest at the jaws and
gradually tapering to the top of
his head. Looked at form the front
his head and face from a truncated
cone. He looks scarcely over 30
and has" a full shock of black hair.
His body is large and he bids fair
\ to be a very great man in cir
cumference at least.
He looks like anything but an
intellectual person, and no one
would think of classing him under
He impresses one as possessing
even a more felicitous fluency
than either Mr. Beecher or Mr.
Chapiu, and he has trained him
self to very clear biblical ex
positions, or else he gives them
He abounds in pictorial langu
age which is his natural utterance.
This exuberance of talk runs into
excesses of expression and ges
ticulation which have made him
- The present sermon was quite
free from them, though there was
enough to mark the character of
the man. Thus he spoke cf "the
depths of sin into which man falls
but never so deep but that the long
arm of God can reaoh down and
draw him but." He referred to the
Apostle's powerful language, and
said : "See how he drives this nail,
see how he rings this bell, till he
tolls the knell of every doubt."
He called on his hearers to
plunge into the ocean' of the God
head," though they could never
rejoice m sinless perfection till
they got to heaven. He prayed for
the Queen and court, and asked
that "God would reform its mem
bers and given them grace, but at
any rate take care of the poor."
He conducted the service in a
colloquial manner giving copious
commentaries upon the Scriptures
whicn he read, and asking the
audience to sing some verses to
"the good? old Scoth tune of
He prayed that each individaul
might be delivered of his besetting
sin and spoke particularly against
sloth and indolene, in which I
could fancy he might be thinking
of himself. His growing obeseity
is likely some day to make him
an inactive man, and be a clog
on his fancy.
Speaking of the difference be
tween a sinner and a saint he
observed: ''The sinner cared no
thing about his sinning; but when
a good man sinned he^went about
with sore bones for [marjy a day."
"The good man never chewed
the cud of his sin./ Of Truth ho
remarked that "her. best armor
was her naked breastsA which
obs?rvate had a strong Milesian
Spurgeon has a pleasent vocice
and that flexible and sonorous
speaking tube that never requires
lubricating. He talked the greater
part of an hour and a half in full
round tones without effort.
He fliungs out tropes and figures
as a conjurer throws up balls,
apparently trying to see how
many he can keep in the air at one
He speaks like one who is on
with the Almighiy, and has the
entree to kingdom come. He ip
not cut off the samo hardtwisted
Scoth web as Caryle and Lord
Brougham, but is excellent
Po not wear impermeable and
tight-fitfing hats that constrict the
blood-vessls of the scalp. Use Hall's
Hair Renewer occasionally, and
you will not be bald.
I write you to lr*t you kuow that
I am done planting cotton, but I
never get done planting corn and
peas. When my land gets too wet
to plant corn I pitch, in to planting
peas. Our trada agent came by
t"he other day and said : "Brother,
your land is too wet." "Yes," says
I, "but I am going to plant peas here
and dry the ground with manure."
The land was a little too wet, but
you know that oats and peas never
get a fair'showing and that is why
they don't make any more than
they do. Now, brethren, I want,
you all to plant one acre of peas
just the way I planted mine and
give the report of *he profit to The
Cotton Plant next fall. Break up
your land twice with grabs. Lay
off the same, only run two furrows
in one, 3 1-2 feet apart, then put
down 100 pounds of good guano
and bed on it, then open your beds |
like for cotton, only you run twice,
opening a good furrow, then drop
your peas every 2 feet in the drill,
dropping from 12 to 15 peas in thu
hill. Then take a good fertilizer
and put 100 pounds in your pea
drill, then cover with harrow,
walking your horse in the middle
of row. I cover two rows at the
same time. Then cul-ivate same as
(cotton, only let alL of your peas
Now brethren, you can do this
as late as the middle of June and
they will do well. I have my
patch planted and expect to gather
more dellars off my pea acre than
my cotton acre. Now, just think
for one moment what 1,000 acres
thoroughly prepared would make
and I know that there are more of
you than that. I expect to make
15 bushels of shelled peas, and be
like the Indian, have my vines
to boot. These vines will be good
boot, either for your land or stock.
Now I hope you will try the ex
periment this season, then you will
not have to be toled into it next!
May God bless us with good and j
W. R. HAYES.
Harmon}', S. C."
A Geneva watchmaker has in
vented a talking clock that can bo
so adjusted that it will invite the
courting young man to stay to
The Augusta Evening Herald
says: "Should Carolina run out
of rope for damnable scoundrels
who assault little school girls, our
fiiends over the river can call on
us for a supply.",
"Don't be afraid of the bacon,
Mr. Jenkins," said a boarding
house mistress to a boarder. "Not
at all, madam. I've seen a piece
twice as large, and it did not scare
mc a bit."
The two largest apple trees in
the State of New York are both
near the town of Wilson. The
largest was planted in 1815, and
33 full barrels of apples were once
picked from its branches in a
single season. The other is on
the farm of J. G. O. Beown, and
yield 20 barrels of "choice" fruit
aud 5 barrels of "culls" in the
season of 1891.
?RE EVIDENCE That the blood is
wrong, and that nature is endeav
oring to throw off the impurities.
Notl \ing is so beneficial in assisting
nature as Swift's Specific (S. S. S)
It is a simple vegetable compound. Is
harmless to the most delicate child, yet
it forces the poison to thc surface and
eliminates it from the blood.
I contracted a severe case of blood poison
that unfitted me for business for four years A
few bottles af Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) cured
me, J. C. JONES, City Marshal,
, Treatise^on Blood and Skin Diseases nailed
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A patent strikes most people as an
appallingly formidable thing. The idea
is that an inventor must be a natural
genius, like Edison or Bell; that he
must devote years to delving in
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that he must spend a fortune on
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comprehension of the fact that it is
not the great, complex, and expensive
inventions that bring the best returns
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and cheap ones-the things that seem
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of bringing them to the attention of
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Edison says that the profits he has
received from the patents on all his
marvelous inventions have not been
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cord to a chi]tis ball, so that it would
come back to the hand when thrown
made a fortune out of his scheme. The
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of hundreds of busy brains through a
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THK LITTLE THING6 THE MOST VALU
Comparatively lew peopla regard
themselves as Inventors, but'almost
everybody has been struck, at one
time or another, with ideas that seemed
caloulated to reduce some of the little
frictions of life. Usually such are ideas
dismissed without further thought.
"Why don't the railroad company
make its car windows so that they can
be slid up and down without breaking
the passengers' backs?" exclaims the
traveler. "If I were running the road
I would make them in such a way."
,'What was the man that made this
saucepan thinking of?" grumbles the
cook. "He never had to work over a
stove, or he would have known how it
ought to have been fixed,"
"Hang such a collar button !" growls
the man who is late for breakfast "If I
were in the business I'd make buttons
that wouldn't slip out, or break off, or
gouge out the back of my neck."
And then the various sufferers for
get about their grievancet and begin
to think of something else. If they
would sit down at the next convenient
opportuni.y, put their ideas about car
windows, saucepans,and collar buttons
into practical shape, and then apply
for patents, they might find themselves
as independently wealthy as the man,
who invented the iron umbrella ring
or the one who patented the fifteen
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their bright ideas and see what there
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has resolved to offer a prize.
To the person whs submits to it the
simplest and most promising inven
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the company will give twenty-five
hundred dollars m cash, addition to
refunding the fees for securing the
It will also [advertise the invention
free of charge*
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Every competitor must obtain a
patent for his invention through the
company. He must first apply for a
preliminary search, the cost of which
will be five dollars. Should this search
show his invention to be unpatentable
he can withdraw without further ex
pense. Otherwise he will be expected
to complete bis application and take
out a patent in the regular way. The
total expense, including Government
and Bureau fees,will be seventy dollars.
For this, whether he secures the prize
or not, the inventor will have a patent
that ought to be a valuable property
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a jury consisting of three reputable
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tending competitors should fill out the
following blank, and forward it with
their application :
MI submit the within described in
vention in competition for the
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offered by the Press Claims Company.
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This is a competition of rather an
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one who helps himself to the best ad
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The prize is only a stimulus to do
something that would be well worth
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on a certain corner is not accepted has
spent his labor on something of very
little use to him. But the person who
patents a simple and useful device in
the Press Claims Company's competi
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to show for his work-one that will
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rom the theoretical point of view.
Jet rid of the idea that an improve
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>atentingr. The simpler the better. The
>ersoh who best succeeds in combining
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