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THE KING OF GLOEY.
Talmacre Discourses on
Fragrance of the GospeL
Christ Arrayed In Fragrant Garment Typ
ical of Mercy His Suffering: for Mortals
Sin's Marasmus The Ivory Pal
aces of Heaven.
In a late sermon at Brooklyn. N. Y., on
"Tbo Fragrance of the Gospel," Rev. T.
DeWitt Talmage preached from the text:
"All thy garments smell of myrrh, and
aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory pal
aces" Psalms xlv. 8. He said:
Among tho grand adornments of the city
of Paris is the Church of Notre Dame, with
its great towers and elaborated rose win
dows and sculpturing of the Last Judg
ment, with the trumpeting angels and
rising dead, its battlements of quatrefoll,
its sacristy with ribbed ceiling and statues
of saints. But there was nothing in all
that building which more vividly appealed
to my plain republican tastes than the
costly vestments which lay in oaken
presses robes that had been embroidered
with gold and been worn by Popes and
Archbishops on great occasions. There
was a robe that had been worn by Pius
"VII at the crowning of the first Napoleon.
There was also a vestment that had been
worn at the baptism of Napoleon II.
As our guide opened the oaken presses
and brought out these vestments of fabu
lous cost and lifted them up the fragrance
of t'ae pungent aromatics in which they
had been preserved filled the place with a.
sweetness that was almost oppressive,
Nothing that had been done in stone moi .
vividly impressed mo than these thin gs
that bad been done in cloth and embroi xl
ery and porfume. But to-day I open ta
drawer of this text and I look upon Ore
kingly robes of Christ, and as I lift thssm,
flashing with eternal jewels, the wbe&e
house is filled with the aroma of these gar
ments, which "smell of myrrh and sAses
and cassia out of the ivory palaces."'
In my text the King steps fort' a, His
robes rustle and blnze as he ad reitces.
His pomp and power and glory ove nrntster
the spectator. More brilliant is 5e than
Queen Vashti, moving amid the IPersfan
princes; than Marie Antoinette o Atbe'doy
when Louis XVL put upon her tSitnecfc
lace of 800 diamonds; vthr i Aunt;
Boleyn the day when
welcomed her to
all beauty and all
gotten wlnle we stand
p carp 'for-
m one "pres-
nce of this imperial glory, F jag of -Z ten,
Xing of Earth, King of Heav je, Klngtfar
over! His garments are not spocn'Oitt, not
dust bedraggled, but radiant end jevroled
And redolent. It seems as If 'thcyxtust
have been pressed akunure d years ---amid
"the flosvers of Heaven. ' flt wariirobes
from which they have be en taken must
have been sweet witk clust art of 'camphor
and frankincense and all mrainer-o? pre
cious nvood. Doyoc not i nltale the odors?
Aye, aye. They smell of myrrh and aloes
and cassia out of the ivor y palaces.
Your first curioscty is to know why the
robes of Christ are odo- rou with myrrh.
This was abright-Jeafed Abyssinian plant
Jt was trifoliated. The f Jretts, 'Egyptians,
Romans and Jews boug ht and -eold it at a
high price. The first present ihat -was
over given to Christ wa s a sprig of myrrh,
thrown on His infantil d bed in "Bethlehem,
Jmd the last gift that C ,'hrist ever had-was
nnyrrh pressed hito th j cup of His cruci
fixion. The natives rould itdke a stone
and bruise tho tree an d then -it would ex
mde a gum that wo nld saturate all the
ground beneath. Th'rs gum was "used for
"purposes ofimerchan dise. "ire pieceiof it,
mo larger than a cl lestnut, would whelm
a whole room w'th odors. It was
put in closets, in ;hests, in drawers, in
xooms,and its perfi ime adhered almost in
terminably to any thing that was any
where near it. So when in -my tost I read
that Christ'sjjjarm snts smell of fmyrrh, I
immediotelyooncl ude the exquisite sweet
ness of 'Jesus. I lenow thnt-to many He is
only liko -any historical -person, another
John Howard; another "'philanthropic
Oberlin;. another Confucius; a. grand sub
ject for a paintiirg; a heroic theme for aJ
poem; a beautiful form fox? a statue; but
to those -who have hearLHisvoice, and
felt His p&riton and receired HisJjenedic
tion, He isanustc, and light, and-'warnith,
and thril!,i4ud eternal fragrance. 'Sweet
as a -friend sticking to you when. all else
betray. Ifting you up nhlle others try
to push you down. Net so much like
morning-fi3ories,thut bloom'only when the
sun is-conrkig up, nor liketfour o'clocks,"
thnt bloom only when the suri is going
down, bat like myrrh, perpetually aro
ruatic the same morning, snoon andmight
yesfcerdxv, to-day, foreofr.
It seemsics if we can noJiwearEim out
"VVe put on him all our burdens, and afflict
j Him with-all our griefs, and sot Him lore
most in ullwur battles, and yetHo4sieady
i -to lift and o sympathize axil' to help. We
. have so imposed upon Him that one-would
think in eternal affront He-wouldjutt our
soul; aud yet to-day he addresses usv-rv-ith
. til e same tenderness, datras upon-ua-jvith
the same smile, pities usuvith thtvsame
. compassion. There is no same liko . His
lor us. i It ts more imperial Jthan Csesar's,
more musica.1 than Beethovert's, more-eon-quering
than Charlemagne's, more elo
quent than Cicero's. It tfcrob3 with all
life. It weeps with all pathos. lit greens
with all pant. It stoops truth., all conde
scension. It breathes wit .all perfume.
"VYiho Jike Jesxs to set a brokaiiibexne, to.piry
& homeless orphan, to nurse ack man, "to
take a prodigal back withot3t.atry.scolding,
to illuminate, xx cemetery a.11 plowed .with
graves, to mafco a Queen ante God out. ef
tholatt woman of the street -to eatchutbe
tears of humaa sorrow in & lachrymatory
-that stall never be brokeu? Who has such
an eye to see our needs, tu eh ;a lip to kiss
jway our sorrow, such a bandits snatch
-us out -of the lira, such afoot to trample)
our enamies, suiii a heart to embrace all"
-our necessities? I struggle .with some
cmetaphsr- with wkich to express fLiis. He
is not ltto the Usrsting forth vof a full
.orchestra.; thnt if too loud. He is not
tlike the tea when fashed to race by the
tempest; that is to boisterous. H&U not
ilike the mountain, ifcc brow wreathed with
fthe lightnings; that Ss too solitary. .Give
jtjs a softer type, atgentler comparison.
TTe have seemed to so Him with our eyes,
.and to touch Him with our hand. 'Q,!that
torday he m'ht appear to some other one
-of otr five senses ! Are, the nostril shall
discover his presence. jHe comes upon iw
like spice gaies from Heaven. Yea,H"w
garments smell of pungents, lasting .and
O, thatyou aU knew Hit sweetness. How
eoon ycu wouldCurn fromjrour novels. If
the philosopher leaped out-of his bath in a
frenzy of joy atd clapped his hands end
rushed through tte streets, because he had
found ts.e solution of a mathematical
problem, iow will you feel leaping fron
the fountain of a Saviourc mercy aud
pardon, weshed eleen and made white as
snow, whet the cjuctiion has been solved;
'How can my 'soul be saved" Naked,
Irosv-bitten, storm-Utdied soul, let Jesus j
this hour throw around thee the "garments j
tnat saiell or iyrrh, aad aloes, and cassia,
out of tho ivory palaces."
A our second curiosity is to know why
ti;erobee of Jests are odorous with aloes.
32iere is some difference oC opinion about
jBfeere these aloes fjrow, whxt is the color
of the flower, what is the particular ap
pearance of the herb. SufBce it for you
and me to know that aloes mean bitter
ness the world over, and when Christ
comes with garments bearing that par
ticular odor, they suggest tome the bitter
ness of a Saviour's sufferings. Were
mere ever such nights as Jesus lived
through nights on the mountains, nights
Inuie SOa. rJZhts in tha dfi.rt Wl-n.
pre. uad uucli a hard -reception as Jesus i
had? A hostlery-the first, -an unjust trial
in oyer and terminer another, a foul
mouthed, yelling mob the - last "Was
there a space on His back as wide as your
two fingers where He was not whipped
Was there a space on his brow an in-
square where he was not cut of the bri j
TV hen the spike struck at the instep, fa jt
not go clear through to the hollow f he
foot? O, long, deep, bitter pil'rUaage.
Aloes 1 Aloes!
John leaned his head on Chri wno
did Christ lean on? Five thour An raen fe&
by the Saviour; who fed Jes y jtje Sym.
pathy of a Saviour's heart 'oing out to the
leper and the adulteress; "oat who soothed
Christ? Denied both Cjdie nd death
bed. He had a fit place neither to
be born nor to die,! -pgj- babel A
poor lad! A poor youcg saan! Not so
much as a taper to. cheer bis dying hours.
Even the candle of the son snuffed out
O, was it not ajl aloes? All our sins, sor
rows, bereavements, losses and all the
agonies of e-'xrth and hefl picked up as sm
one cluster and squeezed into one cup and
that pressed to His. 3tps until the acrid,
nauseatirg, bitter draught was swallowed
with a distorted countenance andastud
der from head to '-toot and a gargling
strangulation. Aloes! Aloes! Nothing
but a'oes. All this for Himself? Ml this
k fi t&e lame it tne world ot nemg a
mar.'tyr? All this nn a spirit of stt&born
ne k, beoaaso He id not like Caesar? No !
nc3 ATI this beeiuse He waatedUx) pluck
y oa an d 3a e from hell. Because He wanted
1 a raise you and me to Heaven. 'Because
w were lost end he wanted us found.
Btcauss we ware blind and He Wanted us
t see. Because were serfs aadQe wanted
us misaumitteQ. O, ye in whose cup of
Eif e lire saccharine ha3 predominated; O,
ye who have had bright and sparkling
beverages, h&w do you foe"! toward Him
who in your stead, and to purchase your
drsenthralltcent, took the aloes, the un
savory alows, the bitter akes?
4 our third curiosity is to know why
thtse garments of Cbristaro odorous with
cassia. iThis was aplanttbat grew in In
dra and 'the adjoining inlands. You do
'not careo hear what tlnd of a flower it
'bad orwhat kind of a sSalk. It is enough
iforme'&o tell you that sit was used me-
5iicinal)y. In that land -and in that age,1
where fehey knew but littla About pharmacy,
' cassla'Avas used to arrest many forms ot
disease So when in my text we find
Christ coming with garments that smell cf
cassia, it suggests to sne the healing and
curative power of the Son of God.
" CO," you say, "now .you have a super-
'fiuoas idea. We are not sick. Why do
we want cassia? Wo are athletic. Our
respiration is perfect. Our limbs are lithe
and in these cool days we feel we coufd
bound like the roe." II beg to differ,my
brother, from you. .'None of you can' be
better in physical health than I am and
yet I must say we are all sick. I have
Ittken the diagnosis'of your case and bave
examined all the tost authorities on' the
sabjecr, and I haveccome now to tell you
that you are full cf wounds and braises
and putrefying sores which have not'been
bound up nor mollified with ointment
The marasmus of sin is on us the pdlsy.
tue dropsy, tie leprosy, ine man
who is expiring ionight on Fulton street
the allopathic anil hoineophathic dectors
have given him iro, and his friends now
standing aroundtto take his last wcrds
is no more certainly dying as to his body
than you and I are dying unless we-have
taken the medicine from God's apothecary.
All the leaves of this Bible are only so
many prescriptions from the divine physi
cian, written, not in Latin, liko tho-pre-scriptions
of earthly physicians, butwrit
ten in plain English so that a man, though
a fool, need noUerr therein. Thazik God
that the Saviourk garments smell of casia.
Suppose a man were sick and that there
was a phial on the mantelpiece witii med
icine ho knew would cure him nnd he re
fused to take it. what would you say to
him? He is a suicide. Aud what do you
say of thnt man who, sick
in sin, has the
healing medicine of God's
him, and refuses to tako it?
If he dies he
is a suicide.
People talk ao"though God took -a man
and led him out'to darkness and death, as
though He brought him up to tho cliffs and
then pushed him off. O, no. When a
man is lost it is not because Godjpushes
him off; it is because he jump? off. In
olden times a suicide was buried -at the
crossroads, and the people were accus
tomed to throw'stones upon his grave. So
it seems to me there may be in thfe house
a man who is .destroying his own soul,
and as though-.the angels of Gdfi were
here to bury bam at tho point whre the
roads of life and death cross each other,
throwing upon tha grave the broken law
and a great pile of misimproved privileges,
so that those going may look at tho fear
ful mound and: learn what a suicide it is
when an immortal soul, for which -Oesus
died, puts itself out of the way.
When Christ'trod this planet with foot
of flesh, the people rushed after him -peo
ple who weresick, and those who, being so
sick they could not walk, were brought by
their friends. Here I see a mother holding
up her little ckild and saying: "Cure this
croup. LordJJesus. Cure this scarlet
fever " And others saying: "Cure this
ophthalmia. Give ease and rest to this
spinnl distress. Straighten this club
foot" Christ made every house where He
stopped a dispensary. I do not believe-that
in the nineteen-centuries that have gone by
since, His hearf-has got hard. I feel.that
we can come now with all our
soul and get His benediction.
here we are. Wewant healing,
sight We want health. We
The whole need .not a physician.
that are sick. Blessed be God that Jesas
Christ comes tfceouch tSiis assemblage
now. His "garments smelling of myrrh"
that means fragrance "and aloes'?
they mean bitter sacrificial memories-.-
'and cassia" that means medicine and
cure; and according to my text
He comes "out -of the ivory palaces,'";
Youiknow, or it you do net know I willj
tell yot now, that 3Cme of the palaces of?
olden times were adorned with ivory
Ahab and Solomon bad their homes fur
nished with it Thctusks of , African and,
iisiasic Kjiepnants were twitted into ail
mannersDf shapes and tables jof ivory and
floors of iivory and pillars ot ivory and
windows of ivory and fountains that
dropped into basins cf ivory .and rooms
that had ceilings of ivory. O, white and j
ovarmastertng beautyo Green tree bran
che sweeping the white curbsy tapestry
trailing the snowy floorc; brackets of light
flashing on the lustrous surroundings;
silvery music rippling tc the benj of the
archer. The mere thought of it nearly
stunts my brain, andyoix say: tO. if I
could only hare walkediver such .floors!
If I coiid have thrown nwself in -cuch a
chair! Jf I could have heard the dp and
dash of those fountains I" 2"ou shall have
some thieg better than that if you only let
.Christ introduce you. Fran that fgace
H came and to that place He proposer to
transport you, for His "garments smell of
myrrh and&loes and cassia outof the ivory
O, what a place Heaven mart be! The
Tuilteries of the French, the Windsor
Castle of the English, the Spanish Alham- j
bra, the Russian Kremlin, dungeons com
pared with itl Not so many castles on
either side th Rhine as on both sides of
tho rivei of God the ivory palaces! One for
the angels, insufferably bright winged,
fire eyed, tempest cbariotsd; one for the
martyrs, with blood red robes, from under
the altar; onefor the King, the steps of his
palace the crowns of the church militant;
one for the singers, who lead the one
hundred and forty and four thousand; one
for you, ransomed from sin; one or me,
plucked from the burning. O, the ivory
To-day it seems to me as if tho windows
of those palaces were illumined for some
...,.:.. i t ti j i;l:.
jae stairs of ivory, and walking on floors
of 'r)ry, and looking from the windows
' fvory, some whom we knew and loved
ca earth. Yes, I know them. There are
lather and mother, not eighty-two years
aud seventy-nine years, as when they left
us, but blithe and young as when on their
marriage day. And there are brothers
and sisters, merrier than when we used to
romp across the meadows together. Tha
cough gone. The cancer cured. The ery
sipelas healed. The heart-break over. O,
how fair they are in the ivory palaces !
And tho dear little children that went
out from you Christ did not let one
of them drop as He lifted them.
Ha did not wrench one of them
frem you. No. They went as from one
they loved well to One whom tbey loved
better. If I sbould take your little child
and press its soft face against my rough
cheek, I might keep it a little whiie; but
when you, the mother, came along, it
would struggle to go with ytm. And so
you stood holding your dying child when
Jesus passed by In the room, and the little
one sprang out to greet Hisi. That is alL
Your Christian dead did not go down inta
the dust and the gravel and the mud.
Though St rained all that funeral day, and
the water came up to tie wheel's hub as
you drerre out to tho cemetery, it made no
difference to them, for they stepped from
the henre here to the borne there, right in
to the iivory palaces. All is well with
them. All is well.
It & not a dead weight that you lift
when you carry a Christian out Jesus
makes the bed up soft with velvet prom
ises, and He says: "Put her down here
very gently. Put that head, which will
nevar ache again, on this pillow of halle
lujahs. Send up word that the procession
is coming. Ring the bells. Ring! Open
your gates, ye uvory palaces !" And so
your loved ones are there. They are just
as certainly there, having died in Christ,
as thatyou are here. There is only one
thing more tboy want Indeed, there is
one thing in Heaven they bave not got
They want it What is it? Your company.
iBut, O, my brother, unless you change
your tack you can not reach that harbor.
You might as well take the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad, expecting in that di
rection to reach Toronto, as to go on
in the way some of you are going
and yet expect to reach the ivory pal
aces. Yourdoved ones are looking out of
the windows of Heaven now, and yet you
seem to turn your back upon them. You
do not seem to know the sound of their
voices as well as you used to, or to be
moved hjr the sight of their dear faces.
Call louder, ye departed ones. Call louder
from the ivory palaces. When I think of
that place and think of my -entering it, I
feel awkward; I feel as sometimes when I
have been exposed to the weather, and my
shoes have been bomired, and my coat is
soiled, and my hair is disheveled, and I
stop in front of some residence where I
have an'errand. I feel not fit to go in as I
am and sit among polished guests. So
some of -us feel about Heaven. We need
to be washed we need to be rehabilitated
before we go into the ivory palaces.
Eternal God, let the surges of Thy par
doning) mercy roll over -us. I want not
only to wash my hands and feet, but like
some skilled diver standing on the pier
bead, who leaps into the wave and comes
up at-a far distant poir-t from where he
went in, so I want to go down and so I
want to come up. O Jesus, wash me in tho
waves of Thy salvation.
And here I ask you to -solve a mystery
that has been oppressing me for thirty
years. I have asked doctors of divinity
who have been studying theology half a
century, and they have given mo no satis
factory answer. I have turned over all
the books in my library, but I got no solu
tion to the question, and to-day I como
and askyou for an explanation. By what
logic was Christ induced to exchange tho
ivory palaces of Heaven for the cruci
fixion agonies of earth? I shall take
the first thousand million years in
Heaven to study -out that prob
lem. Meanwhile and now, taking it
as tho tender est and mightiest of all
facts that Christ did oome, that He came
with spikes in His feet, came withlhorns
in '.His brow, came with spears in His heart,
to save you and tosavemo. ''Godsoloved
tho world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever ibelieveth in Him
should not perish, but have everlasting
life." O, Christ, whelm this audience with
Thy compassion. Mow them down like
summer grain with the harvesting sickle
of 'Thy grace. Rido through to-day the
conqueror, Tby garments smelling of
myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, outof the
Q, sinner, fling every thing else away
and take Christ 1 Take tHim now, not to
morrow. During the aaght .following tthis
very day there may be an excitement in
your dwelling, and a tremulous pouring
out of drops from an unsteady and af
frighted hand, and -before to-mocrow
morning your chance may he gone.
OF THE OBESE.
and Tribulations Too Often -the
Lot of the Over-Fed.
The pale invalid doss not mark fresh
proofs of emaciation morning .after
morning with half so keen .a solicitude
as that shown by She threatened
victim of obesity; for invalids as a
rule, are rather careless about person
nel, while poople who .are growing
stout often disclose sun eager regard
for it Their sensitiveness, too, has
become proverbial; and I should say
that this rose from a solemn feeling
that tkey are becoming gradually
pressed.,away by their own avoirdupois
from alb the romanticttsm and pictur
esqueness of life. But especially is
this truewhen they araof a softer sex.
Flesh haa wrought more dolorous havoa
in the feminine than in the masculine
bosom. We all find that a fat Romeo
-is somewhat crucial to put -up with,
but we will not have a fat Juliet at
.-any pricey we should prefer one,
indeed, beside whom Sarah Bernhardt
rtvould be airifle plump.
It has been my impression -that tho
sorrows of fat women still wait to bo
-sympathetically recorded. As a. class,
they have been ridiculed abundantly.
Their kindlier chronicler has yet to
look into hifi heart and write about
ihem. He wiii tell you what .agony
t2iey itave suffered from the .simple
phrase, "You appear to be very well,"
acd hv they have furtively shadderei
when-ac word ihealthy" has left the
lips of -eome innocent friend. He will
touch upon those &itter qualms of en
barrasament which are felt when a
member of their portly set shall enter
a street ear and finfi that two men rise
gallantly instead of ne. He will men l
tion, also, their treaailous distrust of
fragile-looting chairs. But this will
not include the whole substance of his
exposition, for he can not, as a con-
scientious analyst, ignore those data
of dieting whichAnchide a fervid cult
of roast beef, fish and lemon juice,
coincident with an avoidance of sugar,
milk and potatoes. It will all be a
sorrowful history when some one shall
some day indite it It will be replete
with heart yearnings," but it most like
wise be sadly pregnant with yearnings
of a more prosaic and carnal kind.
Edgar Fatccctt, in Once a Week.
If a church be on fire, why has the
organ, the smallest chance of escape?
Because the engine can not-play on it
Story of a Russian
In Russia people are oftener than
elsewhere condemned unintentionally,
of course to that most gruesome of
all deaths, of which E. A. Poe had
such unfeigned horror burial alive.
But the circumstances accompanying
this frightful tortue are seldom so
characteristic or so horrible as in the
case of the wife of a peasant in the
government of Volhynia, onthe borders
of Austria, who, according to the local
journal, Volhynia, was lately buried in
a ooxuatose state. She was expecting
soon to become a mother at the time of
her supposed death. After the "corpse"
had been kept the usual time, the par
ish priest, Konstantinoff, recited the
prayers of the burial service in the
church-yard; the widower cast three
handfuls of earth on the coffin, and all
departed except the grave-diggers. In
filling up the grave the latter shoveled
In an unusually large sod of hard earth,
which struck tho coffin with a loud
noise, and woke up the unfortunate
woman from her sleep. The horror of
her position at once dawned upon her.
She cried out in most piteous tones to
tho grave-diggers to rescue her from a
horrible death. She solemnly prom
ised them all her property if they
would take her from the grave and
coffin. The more she cried, and en
treated, the more strenuous were their
endeavors to fill the grave; and on
leaving the church-yard, when their
work was done, they still heard her
cries and moans.
Tho grave-diggers then hurried off
to her husband who was surrounded
with guests, drinking to tho memory
of the deceased. Having related what
had taken place, the matter was dis
cussed by tho guests and the neighbors,
who soon came rushing in, and it was
finally resolved nem. con. that an evil
spirit had taken possession of tho de
ceased, and that, in order to prevent
her walking at night and disturbing
the people, it was absolutely necessary
to disinter her and drive an aspen
stake through her body. The husband
sent a deputation to the priest, asking
permission to disinter tho body and
perform this superstitious rite deemed
necessary in all such cases. The priest,
horrified, hurried off to the church
yard, and had the body disinterred in
the hope of saving a life, but super
stition had already got its victim tho
woman was dead, but unmistakable
signs showed she had struggled hard
to escape from the most horrible death
the human mind can conceive. Pall
MIGRATION OF BIRDS.
A. Movement Bexet 'With 3Iany Perils and
Birds often lose their way; a con
trary wind or a spell of dark, cloudy
weather appears to disorganize their
movements, and, like mariners without
a compass, they are at a loss which di
rection to take. Many wonderful
scenes are witnessed at the light-house3
on some part of tho British coasts dur
ing the season of migration. Some
times when the moon is suddenly hid
den by a bank of clouds thManterns of
the light-houses are the poiut to which
the stream of migrants hasten, and
where in a confused fluttering throng
they beat against the glass like moths
round a candle and fly to and fro, utter
ly bewildered and completely lost.
ThejT seem to have no idea of their
true course, and fly aimlessly about,
many killing themselves against tho
glass, others falling into the water be
low. The light-men are alert on these
occasions, and -capture numbers of
the poor lost travelers with hand nets.
Many of the birds are too tired
or too dazed to move and allow them
selves to -be taken by the hand as they
sit on the balcony. Let tho reader
represent to himself a lighthouse on
one of these migration nights- Tho
tide of migration is at its height The
night is dark and the lanterns are the
central -point of attraction for the
countless hosts of birds that were
crossing the sea when the sky became
overcast Birds of many different
species are flying together or are at
tracted from all points of the compass
by the brilliant light Ducks and
geese are traveling with gold-crests
and swallows. Starlings and finches
are flying side by side with gulls and
waders. Warblers and herons scatter
scientific iclassification to the winds,
and fraternize with swans and goat
suckers and larks. Falcons and owls
appear to lose all propensity for prey
ing on their helpless, fellow-voyagers,
and fly harmlessly to and fro among
their companions in misfortune. As
soon as the weather clears, and tho
moon shines forth once more, the birds
.appear to get on their right track
.again, and the feathered hosts are gone
as suddenly as they came. These mi
gratory movements lend bird life its
greatest charm in autumn. Good
The Bismarck of To-day.
Tho Bismarck now before me wa3
very different from tho Bismarck I
used to see in Berlin six or seven years
ago, before Dr. Schweninger took hira
in hand. The Bismarck of to-day is
thinmd bony, and the Doctor has, it
is well-known, disencumbered him of
his unhealthy fat merely by prevent
ing hhn drinking with his meals. He
is looking remarkably well; his gait is
swift ard automatic; but denotes real
vigor; his complexion is clear and al
most pisk, no doubt the result of the
health-laden breezes from the German
ocean and the Baltic I remark also
that the features are softened down;
you scan them in Tain to discover that
harshness, not to say ferocity, which
are so apparent in -bis photographs. It
may, however be duo to the fact of his
being in civilian g:irb. His soft felt
hat very much the -worse for wear, his
long gray coat and heavy stick, give
him the aspect of a plain country gen
tleman come to the station to meet a
friend. When he dons his uniform ho
is another man, and looks the surly
trooper all over. The country folk
have repeatedly noticed this difference.
The Chancellor's healthy appearance
is not deceptive. All the people in
whose midst he lives tell me that his
health is better than it has been for
years past; and a proof o this is that
this year it has not been found neces
sary to send him to Kissingen. Paris
OIL USED AS FUEL.
css Troublesome and Much Cheaper
Than Coal or Coke.
An editorial in a recent issue of a
Cincinnati paper urges the manufac
turers of Cincinnati to consider the
question of using crude petroleum as
fuel. Investigation shows that Cin
cinnati is behind many other cities in
the use of the liquid fuel which is
found in such abundance in Ohio and
within such easy access of that city.
Cleveland manufacturers use the
Lima oil extensively as fuel, and are
even experimenting with good results
in the direction of converting it into a
gas for fuel purposes. Chicago is
using 10,000 barrels a day of the new
fuel. Even the town of Hamilton,
Ohio, has made more progress in this
direction than Cincinnati. A gentle
man just returned from Hamilton says
the number of oil cars he saw on the
sidings led him to make some investi
gations. Ho found a large flour mill
which is running three 100-horse power
boilers with Lima oil as fuel. These
boilers required nine tons of coal for a
twenty-four hours' run, at two dollars
a ton, making eighteen dollars a day.
The same boilers are run with
twenty-eight barrels of oil, costing fifty
cents a barrel at Hamilton, a total of
fourteen dollars. Two stokers and coal
shovelers weie dispensed with, making
a saving of three dollars a day for labor.
The saving in shovels, wheelbarrows,
grate bars, etc., for this establishment
is estimated by the proprietors at two
dollars a day, making the total daily
expense of oil fourteen dollars, against
twenty-three dollars for coal. The oil
is said to furnish one-third more power
than the coal, with less wear and tear
on the boilers. At other factories in
Hamilton, boilers are run with gas
made from Lima oil.
Nearly every town of any conse
quence in Ohio uses more or less Lima
oil as fuel. In Harrisburgh, Pa., a
firm that has a contract with the Gov
ernment for furnishing steel for steel
clad ships uses gas from Lima oil for
melting steel billets. This firm states
that they are able to melt a ton of steel
billets from gas made from three gal
lons of oil, and regard it as one of the
most important discoveries of the age
for the manufacture of steel. There
are fifty of these gas plants now in
operation, and one is being erected at
Johnstown, Pa. Business men who are
watching the progress of liquid fuel
believe that within a year 150,000 bar
rels a day will be used for this pur
pose. The Lima Oil Company is composed
of Ohio oil producers, and is entirely
outside of the Standard Oil Company,
has 200 cars of its own, and every one
of the number is kept busy day and
night This company has made con
tracts to furnish oil in Hamilton. Ohio,
for two years at fifty cents a barrel.
The amount of this oil that is being
produced in Ohio is much greater than
the public generally supposes.
The total output of the wells is not
under 1,000,000 barrels a month. When
the actual guages show a less produc
tion it is when the large wells are shut
in and not allowed to yield up their
full capacity. The Standard Oil Com
pany pays the producers fifteen cents a
barrel for the oil at the wells, and the
fact that they have now 9,000.000
barrels in tanks in the region is evi
dence that they believe in its future.
The tanks in which the oil is stored are
taken down and removed from the
Pennsylvania fields where so much
tankage is no longer needed. The oil
is now being used for fuel purposes in
twelve States and Territories and it is
not unlikely to ultimately take the
place of coal for manufacturing pur
poses, except in the vicinity of coal
mines. St. Louis Globc-Dtmocral.
PRAISE YOUR WIFE.
A Woman Tell Huiibaiuls How They Can
Make Themselves Agreeable.
Praise your wife, man! For pity's
sake give her a little encouragement
it won't hurt her. She has made your
home comfortable, your hearth bright
your food agreeable. For pity's sake,
tell her you thank her, if nothing more.
She doesn't expect it; it will make her
eyes open wider than they have for these
last ten years. But it will do her good,
for all that and you, too. There are
many women to-day thirsting for a
word of praise tho language of en
couragement Through summers heat
and winter's toil they have drudged un
complainingly, and so accustomed have
their fathers, brothers and husbands bo
come to their labors that they look for
and upon them as they do to the daily
rising of the sun and its daily going
down. You know that if tho floor is
clean, labor has been performed to make
it so. You know that if you can take
from your drawer a clean shirt when
ever you want it somebody's fingers
have toiled. Every thing that pleases
the eye and the sense has been pro
duced by work, thought, care and ef
forts bodily and mentaL Many men
appreciate these things, and feel grati
tude for the numberless attentions
bestowed upon them in sickness and
health. Why don't they come out with
a hearty "why, how pleasant you make
things look, wife," or "lam obliged to
you for taking so much pains?" They
thank the tailor for a good fit; they
thank the man in the horse-car who
gives them a seat; they thank the lady
who moves along in the concert-room;
in short they thank every body and
every thing out-of-doors; and come
home, tip their chairs back and their
heels up, pull out the newspaper, scold
if the fire ha3 got down, or, if every
thing is just right shut their mouths
with a smack of satisfaction, but never
say "I thank you." I tell you what
men, young and old, if you did but
show an ordinary civility toward your
wives; if you gave one hundred" and
sixteenth part of the compliments you
almost choked them with before they
were married; if you would stop the
badinage about whom you are going to
hare when number one is dead (such
things wives may laugh at but they
sink deep sometimes;) if you would
cease to speak of their faults, however
banteringly. before others fewer
women would seek for other sources of
happiness. Praise your wife, then, for
all her good qualities and you may
rest assured that her deficiencies are
no greater than your own. Ladia'
Dr. J. C. Ateb & Co., Lowell, Mass.,
manufacturers of AVer's Sarsaparilla and
other standard remedies, kindly send us a
neatly-bound set of their Almanacs for
1SS9, making a convenient and reliable
volume of reference, the calculations be
ing the work of a practical astronomer, and
the historical and other information tabu
lated with the greatest caro and sldlL In
addition to the almanacs in ten tongues, the
book contains specimens of pamphlets is
sued by the firm in eleven other languages
and dialects a curious andvery interesting
feature of the volume. We understand
that of the Almanac alone, the firm issue
no fewer than fourteen millions annually,
being, in all probability, the most widely
disseminated work of the kind in existence,
as it assuredly is among the most accurate
and trustworthy. It can now bo had, in
its familiar yellow cover, at all the drug
stores. Border State Messenger.
A gentleman who was out hunting
the other night stumbled over the dead
body of a cow in the Little River
swamp. The cow had crumpled horns,
from one of which was dangling a huge
rattlesnake. The indications were
that the cow had seen the snake coiled
and in the act of springing upon her,
and had accordingly hooked the rep
tile, the horn penetrating the snake's
body so that the rattler was unable to
free himself. The cow's horn killed
the rattler, but the rattler's fangs
killed the cow. And yet tradition says
a rattlesnake's bite doesn't harm a
Signs Ono Can't Mistake.
Among these are yellowness of tho skin
and eyeballs, a furred tonguo, nausea, pains
in the right side, sick headache and consti
pation. They unmistakably indicate livor
disorder, for which Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters is a superlatively fine remedy. Use
it promptly and at given intervals. Malarial
complaints, dyspepsia, rheumatism, debility
and trouble with tho kidneys, are also rem
edied by it.
Would it be proper to speak of the wick
erwork around a demijohn as a spirit
"Baker's Norwegian Cod Liver Oil"
Has done more to relieve and cure Con
sumption, weak lungs and general weakness
than any known remedy. Jno. C. Baker &
No gentleman will interrupt a clergy
man in the midst of his discourse to ask for
A Cocgu, Cold, or Sore Throat should
not be neglected. Brown's Bronchial
Troches are a simple remedy, and give
prompt relief. 25 cts. a box.
"What game do yon scholars play the
most?" inquired one of the school trustees.
"Hookey !" cried the boys in unison.
Hale's Honey of Horehound andTar cures
Coughs and bronchitis and consumption.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 10.
CATTLE Shipping steers. ...e 3 50 4 40
Range steers 8 10 2 TO
" Native costs S 00 3 25
HOGS Good to choice heavy. 4 93 5 20
WHEAT No.! red 92tf& 93K
No.2so(t 97H M
CORN No.2 iibi-U 27J5
L A io "t O. m-w y
RYE No. 2 44 44H
FLOUR Patents, per sack... 2 40 2 50
HAY Baled 5 1)0 6 00
BUTTER Choice creamery. 27 32
CHEESE Full cream 11 13
EGGS Choice 21 21H
BACON Ham 12 13
Shoulders 9 9
Sides 10 10H
LARD 95i$ 9J,'
POTATOES 43 CO
CATTLE Shipping steers... 5 00 5 CO
Butcuers' steers.... u 30 4 40
HOGS Packing 5 0J 5 25
SHEEP Fairto choice 3 -ii 4 50
FLOUR Choice 3 50 4 73
WHEAT No. a red 1 02 1 02,'
CORN No.2 31 3l!5
OATS No.2 i5JJ?j 2G
RYE No. i 49 W
BUTTER Creamery 3i 30
PORK H 20 14 30
CATTLE Shipping steers..... 4 50 5 00
HOGS Pacltingand shipping.. 5 10 5 33
SHEEP Fairto choice 3 0J 5 0J
FLOUR Winterwheat 5 00 5 75
WHEAT No.2 red 1 03 1 03
CORN No.2 .1 34 31
OATS No. 2 S5 S5X
RYE N3.2 50H 51
BUTTER Creamery 32 34
PORK. 13 50 13 75
CATTLE Common to prime.. 4 80 5 10
HOGS Good to choice 5 43 6 C5
FLOUR Good to choice. 5 15 5 60
WHEAT No. 2 red 1 04J 1 C5
CORN No.2 47 47tf
OATS Western mixed SO 32
BUTTE It Creamery 24 35
GURED OF SICK HEADACHE.
W. D. Edwards, Palmyra. O., writes :
"I bave been a srrcat nnrferer from
CoMtlveness and Kick Headache, sad
bave tried many medicines, bat
Tutf s Pills
la the only OHe that gave me relief. I
find tbat one pill acts better tban
tbree of any otber kind, and docs not
weaken or gripe." Elegantly sugar
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Office, 44 Hurray Street. New York.
Cures Catarrh. Neuralgia. Desfnesi.
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&T 500 BOTTLES GIVEN AWAY I
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Also pood for Cold In the Head.
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