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DAY SERMON. """""
Subject : "Palaces in India.??
TEXT: "Who store UD violence and rob
bery In their palaces."-Amos UL, 10.
In this day, when vast sums ot money
aro being given for the redemption ot In
dia, I hope to increase the interest in that
great country and at the same time draw
for all classes of our people practical les
sons, and so I present this fifth sermon in
the round the world series. We step into
the ancient capital ot India, the mere pro
nunciation of its name sending a turill
through the body, mind and soul ot all
those who have eve-' read its stories of
splendor and disaster and pro.7(~?-Delhf.
Before the llrst Mst Tra impressed his
first word in clay, or cut his first word on
marble, or wrote his first word on papyrus,
Delhi 6tood in India, a contemporary ot
Babylon and Nineveh. We know that Delhi
existed longer before Christ's time than we
live arter His time. Delhi is ballt on the
ruins of seven cit ie?, which rains cover forty
miles, with wrecked temples, broken
fortresses, split tombs, tambie down palaces
and the debris of centuries. An archaeologist
could profitably spend his life here talking
with tho past through its lips of venerable
There are a hundred things here you
ought to see in this city of Delhi, bat three
things you mast see. The flrat thing I want
ed to see was the Cashmere gate, for that
was the point at which the most wonderful
deed of daring which the world has ever
?sen was done. Tbat was the turning point
of the mutiny of 1857. A lady at Delhi pat
Into my hand an oil painting of about eight
een inches square, a picture well executed,
but chiefly valuable for what it reoro
sontod. lt was a scene from the time ol
mutiny; two horses at fall ran, har,
nessed to a carriage in which were four
persons. She said: "Those persons on
the iront side are my father and mother.
The young lady on the back seat hold
ing in her arms a baby of a year was
my older sister, and the baby was my
self My mother, who is down with a
fever in toe next room, painted that
years, agx Tho horses are in full run
because we are fleeing for our live?. My
mother is driving, for the reason that father,
standing up in the front of his carriage, had
to defend us with his gun, os you there see.
He fought our way out and on for many a
milo, shooting down the sepoys as we went.
Wo had somewhat suspected trouble and
had become suspicious of our servants. A
prince had requested a private interview
with my father, who was editor of the
Delhi Gazette. The prince proposed to
como veiled, so that no one might recog
nize him, hut my mother insisted on being
present, and the interview did not take
place. A large lish had been sent to our
family and four other families, tho present
an offering of thanks for the Slug's reoovery
from a recent sickness. But we suspected
poison and did not eat tho fish.
"Ono day all our servants carno ap and said
they must go and see what was the matter.
We saw what was intended and knew that it
the servants returned they would murder fill
of us. Things grew worse and worse until
this scene of flight shown you in the pic:uro
took place. You see, the horses were wild
with fright. This was not only because of
tho discharge of guns, but the horses were
struck and pounded hy sepoys, and ropes
were tied across the way, and the savage
halloo and the shout ot revenge made all the
way of our flight a horror."
The books have fully recorded the hero
Ism displayed at Delhi and approximate
regions, but made no rr.ont ion ol this fam
ily of Wagentreibers whoso flight I am men
tioning. But the Mudros Atheneum printed
"And now ! Are not the deeds of the Wag
entreibers, though he wore a roaud hat and
she a crinoline, as worthy of imperishable
verse as those ot the heroic pair whoso nup
tials graced the court of "Charlemagne? A
more touching picture than that of the
brave man contending wiih well nerved
arm against the black and threatening fate
impending over his wife and child we
have nover seen. Here was no strife for tho
glory of physical prowess or the spoil of
shining arms, but a conquest of the human
mind, an assertion ot thu powers of intellect
over the most appalling array of circum
stances that could assail a human being.
Mea have become gray in front ol sadden and
unexpected peril, and In. ancient days so
mach was courago a matter of heroic
and mere instinct that wo read in im
mortal verse ot heroes struck with paulo
and fleeing before the enemy. But the sav
age sepoys, with their hoarse warory and
swarming like wasps around the Wagea
triebcrs, struck no terror into the brave
man's heart. His heroism was not tho mero
gMlU?fl g r^iilr, tilt, Ufes th"" ^ felt
wife, calm and wise-standing upright that
he might use his arms better."
. As an incident will sometimes more Im
press one than a generality ot statement, I
?resent the flight of this one family from
.elhi merely to illustrate the desperatiou ot
the times. The fact was that the sepoys had
taken possession of the city of Delhi, and
they were, w ithnil their,,Q?j}]<Bfy7~gghtlng
back thoJrgj'ftfrpfinV who were on the out
side ana mat dering all the Europeans whe
were inside. Tho city ot Delhi bas ?
crenulated wall oa three sides, a wall
fl ve a nd a hal f miles long, and the fourth side o:
the city is defended by the River Jumna. In
addition to these two defenses ot wall anc
Water there wore 40,000 sepoys,, all armed
Twelve hundred British soldiers were to
take thut city. Nicholson, the immortal
General, commanded them, and you mast
visit his gravo before you leave Delhi. He
fell leading his troops. He commanded
them even after being mortally wounded.
You will road this inscription oa his tomb :
" "John Nicholson, who led the assault of
Delhi," but foll ia the hour of victory,
mortally wounded, and died 23d September,
1857, aged thirty-five years."
V/ith what guns ana men General Nichol
son could muster ho bad laid siege to this
walled oity filled with devils. What fearful
odds ! Twelve hundred British troops un
covered by any military works, to take a
oliy surrounded by firm and high masonry,
on the top ot which wera 114 guns and de
fended by 40,000 foaming sepoys. A larger
percentage ot troops fell hero than in
any great battle I happen to know of. The
Crimean percentage of the fallen was 17.48,
but the percentage of Delhi was 87.9. Yet
tbat city must be taken, and lt can only be
taken by such courage as had never been re
oorded in all the annals of bloodshed. Every
cbnrge of the British regiments against the
walls and gates had been beuten back. Tho
hyenns of HinJooIsm and Mohammedanism
howled over the walls, and the Engli&h
army could do nothing but bury their own
dead. But at this gate I stand and watch
an exploit that makes the page of history
tremble with aghr.tion.
This city hos ten gates, but the most fam
ous is tho one bet?re which we now stand,
and it is called Cas'imero gate . "Write the
word-i in red ink because of the carnage.
Write them in letters of light for tho illus
trious deeds. Write them in letters of black
for the beruft and tho dead. Will the world
ever forget that Cashmere gate? Lieuten
ants Stilkold and Hc-mo and Sergeants Bur
gess, Carmichael and Smith offered to take
bags of powder to the foot of that gate nnd
stt them on fire, blowing open the gate, al
though they mu3t die in doing it. There
they go just after sunrise, each ono carrying
a sack containing twenty-four pounds of
powder, and doing this under tho lire of tho
Lieutenant Home was the first to jump
into thu ditch, which still remains befoio
tho gate. As they go, one by one falls under
tho shot and shell. One of tho mortally
wounded as he falls hands his sack of pow
der with a bo: of lucifer matches to an
other, telling him to fire the sack, when,
with an explosion that 6hook tho earth for
twenty mllt-s around, part of tho Cashmere
gate was blown Into fragments, and the
bodies of some of these heroes wer3 so
scattered they were never gathered for fun
eral or grave or monument. The British
army rushed in through the broken gate,
and although six days of bord fighting wero
necessary before the city was ?in complete
possession tho crisis was past. Th? Cash
mere gato open, the captare ol Dolhl and
all it contained of palaces and mosques and
treasures was possible.
Lord Napior, of Magdala, of whom Mr.
Gladstono spoke to mo so affectionately
when I was his guest at Hawarden, Englnn 1.
bas lifted a monument near this Cashmere
gate, with the names of the men who there
fell inscribed thereon. That English lord,
who had seen courage on many a battlefield,
visited this Cashmere gate and felt that the
men who opened it with tho loss of
their own lives ought to be commemo
rated, and hence this cenotaph. But, after
nil, the best monument is tho gato itself,
with the deep gouges in the brick wall on
th? lett sido made by two bombshells, and
tho wall abovo torn by ten bombshells, nnd
tho wall on the right sido defneei and
scraped and plowod and gullied by nil stylo?
of long reaching weaponrj-. Lot thu words
"Cashmere gate." os a synonym for pat
riotism and fearlessness nnd self sacrifice,
go into nil history, all art. all litera
ture, ali time, all eternity I My friends,
that kind of courage sanctified will yet tuku
tue whole earth for?God. Indeed, tho mis
sionaries now at Delhi, tolling amid heathen
ism and fever and cholera, and far away
from home and comfort, ac I staying thurn
nnril they drop into their graves, are ja^t as
bravo in takiug Dd hf for Ciirist a-* woro
Nicholson and Hom9und Carmlohaol in tai
fog Delhi for Great Britain. Take this for
the first sermonle lesson."
Another thing you must see if yon go to
Delhi, though you leave many things un
seen, is the palace oT the mogul?. It is an
inolosurolOOOyarisbySOO. Yon enter through
a vaulted noll nearly 400 leet long. Floors
ot Florentino mosaio and walis once em
eralded and sapphtrad and carbuncled and
diamonded. I said to the guide, "Show us
where once stood the peacock throne."
"Here it was," he responded, All tho
thrones of the earth put together would
not equal that for costliness and brilliance.
It bad steps of silver, and the seat and nrms
were of solid gold. It cost about $150,000,
000. It stcod between two peacock?, the
feathers and plumes of which were fashioned
out of colored stones. Above tho throne
was a lifo size parrot cut oat of one em
erald. Above ali was a canopy resting oa
twelve columns of gold, the canopy fringe!
with pearls. Seated here, the emperor
on publlo occasions wore a crown con
i taining, among ether thing.-, the Kohinoor
diamond, and tho entire biaza ot coronet
cost $10.350,000. This aaoerb and once al
most supernaturally beautiful room has Im
bedded in the white marble wall letters of
black marble, which wura translated to me
from Persian into English as meaning ;
If on the earth there be an Eden oFbilsff,
That place is this, ls this, is this, ls this.
But the peacocks that stool beside the
throne have flown away, taking nil the dis
play with them, and those white marble
floors wore reddened with slaughter, and
those bathrooms ran with blood, and that
Eden of which the Persian couplet on the
walls spake has had ita flowers wither and
its ? :uU3 decay, and I thought while Iook
i".f at the brilliant desolation nnd standing
r.mid the vanished glories of that throne
room that some one had better change a
little that Persian couplet on the wall and
make it read :
If there be a place where mnoh you miss,
That place ia this, is this, ia thia, ia thia.
Aa I came out of the palace into the street
of Delhi, I thought to myself paradises are
not built out of stone ; are not cut in sculp
ture ; aro not painted on walls ? are not fash
ioned out of precious stones ; do not spray the
cheek with fountains ; do not offer thrones
or crowns. Paradises aro built out ot na
tures uplifted und ennobled, and what
nrchitoct's compaas may not sweep, and
sculptor's chisel may not cut, and painter's
pencil may not sketch, and gardener's skill
may not lay out the grace of God caa
achieve, and If the heart be right all is right,
nnd if the heart be wrong all is wrong. Here
endeth the sscond toMofi?
But I will not yet allow you to leave Delhi.
Th?third thing you must see, or never admit
that you have been in India, ia tho mosque
called Iumma Muajid. It is the grandest
mosque I ever saw except Sr. Sophia at Con
stantinople, but it Burpassea that in some
respects, .for Br. Sopb?i was originally a
Christi:' a church nnd changed into a mosque,
while this of Delhi was originally built for
As I entered 1000 or more Mohammedans
were prostrated in worship. There are
times when 5000 may be seen here in the
same attitude. Each atone of the floor is
threo feet long by one and n half wide, an t
each worshiper haa one o? these slabs for
himself while kneeling. The erection of
this building required 5000 laborers for six
years. What a built up Immensity ot white
marble nnd red sandstone ! We desoended
the forty marble steps by which wc ascended
and took another look at this woader of the
A9 I thought what a brain the architect
must have had who first built that mosque
ia his own imagination, and as I thought
what an opulent ruler that must have been
who gava the ordec for such vastness and
symmetry, I was remludel of that which
perfectly explained all. The architect who
planned this wns the same man who
planned the T :j-namely, Austin de Bor
aeau-and tho king who ordered the mosque
constructed waa tho king who ordered
the Taj- namey, Shah Jehan. As thia
grand mogul ordered built the moat
splendid palace for tho dead when he
built tho Taj nt Agra, he here ordered built
the most splendid palace ot worship for the
living at Delhi. See here what sculpture
. and architecture can accomplish. They link
together the centuries. They successfully
defy time. Two hundred and eighty years
ago Austin do Bo rd eau and Shah Jehan quit
this life, but their work lives and bids lair
to stand nntil the continents crack open, nnd
hemispheres go down, and this planet show
era other worlds with ita a9hea.
I rejoice lu all these big buildings.whether
dedicated to Mohammed or Brahma or Bud
dha or Confucius or Zoroaster, because os
Sr. Sophia at Constantinople was a Christian
church changed into a mosque and will yet
bo changad back again, so all the mo-ques
and temples of superstition and sin will yet
be turned into churches. When India
and Ceylon un I China and Japan nro
ranso.net!, ns we ail believe they will be,
their religious (structures will all be con
verted Into Christian asylums, and Christian
schools, and Chriatlan libraries, and Chris?.
r Ttrtrrmm r?trasr - ??~Bqtlt~nt~rhg "exp en's a o f su-'
perstition and sin. they will yet be dedicated
to tho Lord Almighty. Here endeth the
third less* n.
As that n ;ht we look- tho rollrod train
from the Delhi station and rolled oat
through the city now living over the vaster
c rie?,, buried un.'?r th'r^"Hpjte? "apital,
cities* under cities, and our traveling scT-_
vant had unrolled our bed, which consisted
of a rug nnd two blankets and a pillo w.and aa
wo were worn out with the sightseeing of the
day, and were roughly tossed on that uneven
Indian railway, I soon tell into a troubled
aloep, In which I saw and heard in a con
fuse i way the scenes and sounds of the
mutiny of 1857, which nt Delhi wo had been
recounting, and now the rattle of tho train
seemed to turn into tho rattle of musketry,,
an I now the light at the top ot the car de
luded me with tho idea ot u burning city,
and then the loud thump of the railroad
brake waa in dream mistaken for a
booming battery, aud the voices nt the dif
ferent stations made me think I heard the
loud cheer of the British at the taking of
the Cat h mere gate, and us we rolled over
bridgea tho battles before Delhi seemed
going on, and as we went through dark tun
nels I seemed lo see thetomb of Humuyun in
which the King ol Delhi waa hidden, and in
my dreams I saw Lieutenant Benny ol
the artillery throwing shells which were
handed to him, their lnsea burning, and
Campbell and Kel I and Hope Grant oovered
with Hood, and Nicholson falling while ral
lrintr on the will his wavering troops, and I
saw aeaa regiment rnnen across aeaa regi
ment, and heard the rataplan of the boora
of Hodgson's horse, sad the dash of the
Bengal artillery, and the storming by the im
mortal fourth column, nud tho rougher the
Indian railway became and the darker the
night grow the more the scenes that I
had been studying at Delhi came on me like
an incubus. But the morning began to look
through the window of our jolting railcar,
and the sunlight poured in on my pillow,
and in my dreams I Baw the bright colora of
the Engliah flag hoisted over Delhi, where
the green banner of the Moslem had wa vea,
and the voices of tho wounded and dying
seemed to bo exchanged for the voices that
welcomed soldiers home again.
And as the morning light got brighter nnd
brighter, and In my dream I mistook the
bella at a station for a church bell hanging
in a minaret, where a Mohammedan priest
had mumbled hts call to prayer, I seemed to
hear a chant, whether by human or angelic
voices in my dream I could not tell, but it
was a ohaDt ab?ut "peace nnd good win to
men." And aa tho speed of the rall trula
slackened the motion of the car became
so easy ns we rolled along the track that
it seemed to me that all the distress
and controversy and jolting nnd wars of the
world had ceased, ana In my dream I
thought we had come to the time when "the
ransomed of the Lord shall return and come
to Zion with songs andeverlnstln? Joy upon
their heads, and sorrow and sighing shall
Halt here at what yon have never seen be
fore, a depopulated city, tho city of Amber,
The strange fact is that a ruler abandoned
his palaces at Amber and movod to Jaipur,
and all the inhabitants ot tho city followed.
Except here and there a house ia Amber
occupied by a hermit, the city is as silent
a population as Pompeii of Herculaneum,
but those cities were emptl-.d by volcanic
disaster, while thia city of Amber waa va
cated because Prince Joy Singh was told by
a Hindoo priest that no city should be in
habited more than 1000 years, and BO the
ruler 170 yoara ngo mov-id out himself,
nnd nil bia people moved with him.
You visit Amber on the baok of an ele
phant. Permission ot-tnlned for your visit
the day before nt Jaipur, un elephant is in
walting for you about six miles out to take
you up the steeps to Amber. You pasa
through the awfully quiet streets, all the
feet that trod thom ia the days of tnelr activ
ity having gone on tho long journey nnd the
voices of business nnd gayetythnt sounded
amid theae nbodes having long ugo uttered
their last Bylluble. You pass hy a lake cov
ering 500 acres, where tno rajahs used lo
sall hi their pleasure boats, but alligators
now have full possession, an I you come to
the abandoned palace, which is an
enchantment. No more p:cturesque
place waa ever ohoaen for the resi
dence of a monarch. Tho fortress
above looks down upon this palace, nnd the
palace looks dowu upon u lake. This
monarobial abode may have had attractions
when it was the home of royalty which have
vanished, but antiquity and the alienee ol
many years and opportunity to tread where
once you would not have been permitted to
tread may be aa addition quite equal to the
But what a solemn and stupendous thing
is an abandoned city I While many of the
peoples of earth have no root for their head,
fiera fsa whole city of roofs rejected. The
enrri of the desert was sufficient excuso for
the disappearance of Heliopolis, and the
waters ot the Mediterranean Sea for the en
gulfment of Tyre, and the lava ot Monnt
vesuvius for the obliteration of Hercu
laneum, bat for the sake of nothing bat a
superstitious whim the city ot Amber is
abandoned forever. Qb, wondrous India !
The oity of Amber is only one ot t her marv els
whioh compel the uplifted barri ot surprise
from the dav you enter India until you
leave lt. Its flora is HO flamboyant, its fauna
so monstrous and savage, Its ruins so sug
gestive, its idolatry so horrible, its degrada
tion so sickening, its mineralogy so brilliant,'
Its splendors so uplifting, its architecture so
old, so grand, so educational, so multi
potent, that India will not ba tally compro-,
hended until science has made its lost^ez
periment, aad exploration has ended its last
Journey, and tho library of the world's liter
ature has closed its Jost door, and Christian
ity has made its last achievement, and the
cloak of time has strack its last hoar.
MITCHELL IS MAD.
FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR IS DOWN
ON HIS CRITICS.
Beeause They Don't Approve His Ac
tion in the Flagler Matter.
A report was sent out from Austin,
Tex., to the effect that Governor
Mitchell, of Florida, had rescinded his
previous action in the matter of hon
oring the requisition papers from Gov
ernor Hogg, of Texas, for the arrest
and delivery of H. M. Flagler, of New
York, to Texas officers. " The report is
erroneous. Governor Mitchell was
seen at the executive office in the capi
tol Wednesday afternoon and author
ized a complete denial of the Austin
story, adding: "I have taken no ac
tion whatever in the Flagler matter
Bince signing and forwarding tho requi
sition to Governor Hogg."
The governor declined to say wheth-.
er or not he would take any further
action, nor would he say whether or
not any pressure is being brought to
bear upon him from influential people
in and out of Florida. There is a re
port, however, that Governor Mitchell
is being besieged on every hand by
politicians and prominent transporta
tion people to back down and recall
the papers from Texas.
There are thousands of the gover
nor's friends and supporters in the
state who are disposed to criticise him
harshly for doing what the governors
of New York and Missouri declined to
do. A leading south Florida lawyer is
authority for the ?talement that
Mitchell's action in the Flagler matter
threatens to make a very serious divi
sion in the ranks of the Mitchell wing
of the democracy in Florida; that
already the governor has spoken and
written very sharply and pointedly to
several leading state administration
democrats who were injudicious
enough to approach him with sugges
tions that he rescind his action in the
THE COUNTY ELECTIONS.
The Democrats Hold Their Own
Throughout the State.
The demoorats made gains in the
county elections Wednesday.
' Every county in the state voted for
local officers. The democrats moro
than held their own. Not n single
county was lost and Beveral which were,
carried by the populists in tho Octo
ber elections were redeemed. Among
these are Douglass, Gwinnett, Bartow,
Polk, possibly Meriwether and a num
ber of others.
Pike, Monroe, Effingham and other
counties which were contested in the
legislature are democratic by safe ma
The day was inclement throughout
the greater part of Georgia. Snow
and ePeet fell in many counties and
rain in others.
The Special Will be Put on Again.
It,is annMUHjedthat the New York
?nd F^cjj?j ????fhhasbeen a
feature o?ui^iH ?PrVel for sev
eral years, will be"p'SWn service again
this season over the Atlantic Coast
line, the first train running Monday,
January 7th. It will leave New York
daily except Sunday at 4:30 o'clock
p. m., and Washington at 10:48, ar
riving nt Jacksonville the next even
ing at 7:05 o'clock and St. Augustine at
EAGLES AND HALF EAGLES.
The Philadelphia Mint to Coln $22,.
000,000 of Bullion.
Director of the Mint Preston has
instructed Superintendent Townsend,
of the Philadelphia mint, to begin the
coinage of $22,000,000 of gold bullion
now stored in the mint, and which is
a port of the (rold reserve. The gold
will be coined into eagles and half
eagles, and the work will occupy a
Bree kl ii ridge Lost His Casi..
Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge.who
sued Gustavus A. Meyer to recover the
receipts levied npon at his lecture in
Cincinnati lost his case. The court
sustained Meyer's claim for services in
taking depositions in the Pollard case
a year ago.
GROWTH OF THE SOUTH.
The Industrial Condition as Reported
for the PaJt Week.
The report on the industrial condition of tht
South tor i he past week shows that the condi
tion of the iron market continues to be reason
ably satisfactory. Production ia large und vt'l
inc reas P. Pew large orders aro reported, tut
many small ones prevent an accumulation of
stocks. No chango in prices. Coal is in good
demand. The output is now very large; thai
of tho Alabama mines is Aha largest eve,
known. Southern lumber prospects are in
proving. Railroads are beginning to place ?r
ele?, the export domand is making itself fe;1-,
and orders ahead will keep a good many m?h
busy during the winter. Small stocks of pop
lar and cypress make prices very firm wi lb
prospects of an early advance.
Thirty-seven new industri s were established
or incorporated dorine the week, promincnv
among which are a $500,000 cotton mil) \t
Hickory, N. C., and others at Macon, Go., and
Concord, N. C.; a marble quarrying company
wi h $100,000 capital at Stanford, Ey. ; a large
sugar refinery to be built at New Orleans, La.,
a j50.000 con8!ruction company at Dallas,T x..
and one with ?25.0C0 capital at Wichita Fal.?,
Tex. A flouring mill of 125 barrels daily ca
pacity is reported at Bluff City, Tenn., a
} 80,00J ice company has been chartered at Ty
ler, Tex.; a $20 000 coal mininer company at
Birmingham, Ala., and o-tsUJ.OOO lumber man
u'acturing company at Roanoke, Vu.
There ?B also reported a -brewery at Dallas.
Tex.; electrical companies at Arcadia arin
Tampa, Fla.; a fertilizer factory at Wiiming
niington, N. C., and flouring mills at Elva,
Ey., and Forest City, N. C. An ico faotorj is
to be bnilt at Statesboro, Ga.: machine ahr-pc
at Florence, Ala., Louisville, Ey., Bnd Chatta
nooga, Tt nn. ; a mira mill at Houston, Va.', and
a granite quarry is tobe opened at Clarks vii ;e,
Vt. Preparations oro being made to build a
ramie mill at Ta'lahasoeo, Fla.; a rice mill is
reported at Orlando, Flo,; a shoo factory Hick
ory, N. C.; a hoap factory at Madison, Go.,
sulphuric acid works at Bbcluburg, S. C., and
woodworking p'ants at Melvin, Ala., Davisburg,
Bonhomie and Mississippi Ci y, Miss.. Somer
ville. Tenn.,Breuham, Tex., and Hi
Water works are reported at Si'oara\
Ark., Greenville, Ey., and Bowie,1
Among the enlargements for tho week
factono* at Greenville, 8. G. and Dallos. I
a $50,000 addition to a plumber.' cnpplieE fae
tory ot Lonioville, Ey.; a$75,000 addition to t
Fort Worth, Tex., cotton mill, an 1 addition* tt
cotton mills at Goldsboro. N. C-jm? Tallaba,
see, Flo. Tho new buildings jf?cbjdeDWli?t!w
house? ot Aotnista, Ga,, nnd* Dallas, Ter.
*?0,0C0 club house ot Lud ow,'Ey; a Si0,Ctt
conrt house at N iw Or'oans La.,s. aud a ware
hou e at Dallas, Tex.-Tradesman (Chfttts
uooga, Tenn.) ??7T' -"
Sorry He Intruded.
A^gony story of a modest man is
writer in The Century mag
Af??fifly years seclusion within tho
rT^HBhis college, a certain venera
5r^MBpv of Cambridge university
thought it wis time for him to see a
little of the world, and he accepted
m invitation from an early pupil who
ivas entertaining a large party in a
?roat country house.
At dinner he sat next to the young
jfe of the house. Their conversation
Jpn pon baths, and she happened to
mention that she took a shower bath
?very morning to invigorate her sys
tem, adding, when he inquired what a
.hower bath was, that it resembled a
rery small, round room; that the
bather took his or her stand in the
jenter of it, and upon pulling a string
iras drenched by a sudden flood of
ivater from above.
Next morning the recluse rose at his
asnal hour, 6 o'clock, and being of an
inquisitivo temper, thought it well to
jxplore carefully what ho had never
seen before-a large country house.
On pulling open a door he found
himself at the entrance of a very small
circular apartment, one of those in
which housemaids storo away old
brushes and household articles past
their work. In the coater of it stood
i plaster cast of the Venus of Medici.
'JJhe venerable man recoiled, closed
the door aud walked in the park till
summoned by the breakfast bell. Ho
took his seat and hie hostess asked
whether he would have tea or coffee.
But he had reflected on what good
manners imperatively required, and
iiis answer was :
"My lord, I can neither partake of
tea or coffee, or any other refection,
antil I have first tendered my hum
blest apologies to the interesting yrung
lady whom I now see dispensing choc
olate, and on whose sanitary ablutions
this morning as ?he stood in her sbow
3r bath I was so unfortunate as unwit
tingly to intrude."
There is nothing like a good reputa
tion. If a man gains a reputation for
doimj anything well, his work will be
thought more of than of others who
Lave no reputation, even if their work
ts better than his.
A Greek mimons, or mimic, who was
celebrated for his imitations of animals,
was one day performing before a large
audience, and(amnsiEg them by squeak
ing like a pig. A simple countryman
standing by declared that he could
squeak better. The people laughed,
md asked for a specimen of his ability.
Ee immediately let out an ear-pierc
ing squeal, but only provoked derision.
Tho audience jeered at him. "That
like the squeak of a pig?" said one, in
iisdain. "Not a bit of it," cried an
other. "Not in the least like nature,"
said a critic. The countryman was in
danger of teing hustled by the crowd
for his presumption, when his cloak
Sew hack and disclosed a little live
pig which he was carrying under his
arm, and whose tail he had pinched to
make it give the squeal which the
critics had pronounced to be BO unlike
The New Diphtheria Remedy.
For ages diphtheria has been looked
upon as one of the most fatal of the
ills to which human flesh is heir, and
its victims have been myriad, especial
ly among children and those of imma
ture age. The percentage of mortali
ty among the cases is perhaps greater
than any other epidemic di?cosc, un
less it he cholera.
A new remedy for diphtheria has
been discovered, and the cures arising
from its use have been already phe
nomenal. The discoverer of the rem
edy has given it the name of "Anti
Toxine," and with true philanthropy
has given to the world the benefits of
his inestimable find. In many cases
epidemics of the dread destroyer of
youthful life have been checked and
broken, and patients treated to recov
ery whose lives had been despaired of.
Largest Electric Railway in the World.
This is the West End Street Railway
Company, of Boston. Miles of single
track, 275; number of cars, 2,250; to
tal earnings for twelve months,-- $6,
823,878; net earnings, $2,016,796; cost
of operating expenses 70.4? per cent.
London, England, has over ten times
the population of Boston, yet its en
tire tramway mileage is only 250 miles
of single track, with a total of 1,100
cars and operating expenses 87.2 per
DR. ZAKHABIN, the late czar's phy
sician, has lately devised a new meth
od of stanching the flow of blood.
Steam is injected into the wound
through s catheter for a minute or
lees. The patient, under chloroform,
feels neither pain nor any evil effect
from the steam. Experiments on an
imals show that portions of thc liver,
spleen, kidney?, lungs and to a certain
extent of the brain, may bo removed
without loss of blood and without fatal
"Scrawler is all discouraged about
"What makes him feel so?"
"His la?t poem was accepted by a
magazine."-Chicago Inier Ocean.
CONDUCTOR-How old are you, little
Little Girl-If the company doesn't
object, I prefer to pay ray fare and
keep my own statistics.- Vogue.
?A TUINtt OF BEAUT?."
Mnraraoth Edition ot Hood's Calendar foi
Every oae who gets Hooi'a Calendar lor
1895 secures "A thing of beauty." The cal
endar ls formed ia the ship? of a heart aa I
ls ornamented with two beautiful child
faces which have always been charmlu^
features of Hood's Galen lara. On tho right
is a representation of "Winter," the sweet
little face with light brown oyes peeping on:
from n dainty cap, while the snow flakes are
falling all about. Tue face on the left ls n
picture of "Stimmer," und is lighted with
blue eyes ana the head covered with a ha:
decorated with bright flowers. Thu sha lori
are perfectly blended and the whole plcturo
Is surrounded by a tasty border. The d?
Blgn was made by Miss Mun lo Humphrey,
one of the most gifted and celebrated water
color artists In the country. The c ileadar
gives the usual information concerning tho
lunar changes, and upon th? back is printed
n tableof astronomical evt-nts especially cal
culated for C. I. Hood & Co.
The calendar is issued to a I vari iso tin
preparations of the firm, and is regarded as
most difficult to manufacture, its noval
shape being such ns no other concern has
ever undertaken to pro luce In largo quan
tities. During the AVH months when the cal
endars were being made there were actually
employed every duy in this part of tho work
six printing presses, one breezing machine,
four eye-letting machine!?, seven wire stitch
ore, eight large paper cutters aud 162 p )r
sons. The edition for 1895 was 10,590,009,
or about 2,500.000 more than last year, li
ibe calendars were laid down In a single
line, they would reach almost 1000 miles,
and If the different pieces lathe calendar
pads were laid In this way they would extend
almost 3000 miles, or from New York to
Liverpool. - - . .
Those who aro unable to obtain Hool a
Sarsaparilla Galen lani at the drug stows
should sand nix witts Ju ?tarne? lor otw, or
10 ceu'.s lor two lo C. L Hood & Go., Loff?ll,
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.
Giant Gold Nuggets.
The following is a list pf the largest
gold nuggets ever found, according to
the records of the Smithsonian insti
tution: "King of the Water Moon"
nugget, found in Australia ia 1852;
223 pounds nnd four ounces. The
"Welcome," round at Ballarat, Victo
ria, Australia, in 1854; 184 pounds and
ten ounces. Bukary nugget, found ill
the same Australian province in 1858)
weighed 182 pounds. Nugget found at
Carson Hill, Cal., in 1854, weighed 180
pounds, and another at the same place
in the same year, weighed 149 pounds.
Thea? two were th? largest gold nug
gets ever discovered in America. The
Corona, found in Toulumne county,
California, in 1850, ? weighed 147J
pounds. The Parrish nugget, found
in 1860 at Sierra Buttes, Cal., weighed
133 pounds. One found near the same
place in 1869 weighed ninety-five
pounds and sis ounces. The "Great
Siberian" nugget, found near Minsk,
Siberia, in 1842, weighed ninety-six
pounds and four ounces.
In 1853 the famous Ballarat mine of
Australia (mentioned first in this list)
yielded three nuggets which had a
combined weight cf 357 pounds.
The "Blanche Barclay" nugget,
found in Australia in 1842, weighed
146 pounds. .
The largest gold nugget ever found
east of the Mississippi (and one .fre
quently listed aa "the largest nugget
found in America"! was from the Reed
mine in North Carolina. It weighed
even eighty pounds.
The "Rattlesnake" nugget, found on
Rattlesnake river in California in
1871, weighed 106 pounds and two
The Meroo Creek mine, New South
Wales, produced three nuggets during
1851 that had a combined weight of
How They Pa?t.
Mrs. Gabbler having paid Mrs.
Talkytalk a lengthy visit, starts to
"Now, I really must be going. I,
have staid so much longer than I in
"You are not going yet. You come
to see me.so seldom that"
"I call on you oftener than I do on
any other lady of my acquaintance,
but I really must be going"
"I hope you will call again. You
are always welcome, you know."
"Thanks I I hope to see you at my
house pretty soon. You must come
soon and see me."
"I shall come very soon. Were you j
at the concert last night?"
"Yes, indeed, and I enjoyed it ever j
so much. What a magnificent voice j
that tenor has! Now don't forget to
call soon. I must say"
"You can rely on me. I shall be
around in a few days."
"That's so kind of you. I must say
good-bye. Oh, by the way, did you
hear that the engagement between
young Simpleton and Miss Jinks is j
"You don't tell me so. I suspected
something of the sort all along. Well j
I declare. You must tell me all about j
it before you go."
Two hours later Mrs. Gabbler start
ed to go in earnest, and after twenty
three minutes' actual conversation they
bade each other a bona fide adieu.
What Stevenson Earned.
The death of Robert Louis Steven
son will revive the discussion about
the compensation for literary work.
Mr. Stevenson, it seems, found litera
ture exceedingly profitable. The de
mand for his books was large, and he
seems to have made good terms with
his publishers. He received for his
Samoan letters $10,000 for the sereal
rights; for "The Ebb Tide" $8,000,
and for each of his other novels pub
lished since he went to Samoa about
the same sum. This includes, we are
informed, only what he has received j
in the United States,aud not the prof- j
its from bis stories after they were
published in book form. It is esti
mated that he has made since he went
to Samoa about $200,000. He is said
to have earned with his pen more than
any other writer of English fiction in
the same length of time with the pos
sible exception of Mrs. Humphrey
Mr. Smallchange-Did your sister
seem pleased with the flowers I sent j
Small Sister-Yes, indeed; she s?nt
them over to a sick friend as soon as j
she could.-Chicago Inter-Ocean.
tb make life easier
TP"* Peddlers ac
you au imitation, bc honest-send ii back.
Tests made by the Alab
elsewhere prove conclusively
cotton blight. Planters can p
annually by this disease. Send
They are sent free. It will cost you n<
n make better foo
sweeter, more wh
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Jed Bando, of Lower Dandelion,
Ya., bas a langhing toa J which is a
great source of amusement to his fam
ily and friends? Dando "discovered the
toad about six months ago ou the lawn
in front of his house. He noticed that
it did not stir as hs approached) and
when he got closer he saw that the
toad's mo?th was open and it was
chuckling-not the toad-like pl?nkety
plunk, but a low soft laugh. By tick
ling its nose with a straw the creatnro
can be made to laugh at any time.
After an investigation lasting three
years a French society of bibliophiles
have decided that to Eugene Sue be
longs the credit for having introduced
the first maritime novel into France.
It is not stated why the society spent
so much time to settle an apparently
There is a hog farm in Shelby coun
ty Missouri, owned by John Gruder, a
colored man. It is fifty acres in ex
tent, and is devoted exclusively to the
raising of pork. Just how many thou
sands hogs he owns Gruder does not
know, but everybody in the vicinity
knows that he hos the noisiest place in
The Lovett farm, four miles from
Bristol, Pa., has been in the possession
of the Lovett family for 212 years.
The original deed for the land bore
the signatures of the Duke of York
and William Penn. There has never
been any break in the title, each con
veyance being from a Lovett to a Lov
ett. The present owner, Joseph L.
Lovett, has the Duke of York deed in
During the registration of vo?ers in
Chicago under the law which permit
ted women to vote, a lady, prominent
in society, was obliged to describe
with great par tichum ty, the place of
her birth, her time of residence in the
ward, county and 6tate, and her qual
ifications for exercising the right of
franchise. The inspector who asked
the questions was her coachman.
An absent-minded barber in Denver
sliced off the lobe of a customer's ear
one day last week. The victim en
tered suit for damages, and during the
trial the offending barber, who was an
employe, testified that on account of
his careless methods he was placed in
charge of the "stranger's chair," be
cause it didn't matter whether a stran
ger received first-class attention or
A Basis of Computation.
;^Watts-Jjwonde?.how .many people
really read the presidential messages
clear through ?
Potts-Dunno. If I knew how many
telegraph editors there weru In the
country I might make an estimate.
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and permanently curing constipation.
It hos given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of ."figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. enly, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
tncept any substitute if offered.
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"Why," asked the philosopher "why
is it that a man-the noblest created
objects-why is it that a man should
have B?ch doubts of his ability to win
a woman's affection,when he considers
the success in that line of a pop-eyed}
pudding-shaped, pretzel-tailed pug
But the assembled listeners answeroa
him dot.-?ndianap??i8 jotirti??.
Between Two Bundles of Hay. -
"No," she sobbed, "I do not wish to
marry him. "
"Then why not break the engage
ment?" asked her mother.
"If-f-fi do, he will want hack his
diamond ring.''-JVi?v York Press.
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itated to thor*
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kajid drowsy ; bis
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fresh him as it
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morbid fears haunt him and may result
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