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REV. DR. TALMAGE.
THE NOTED DIVINE'S SUNDAY
Subject: "The Division of Spoils.'*
Text: "He shall divide She spoil with the
Etrong." —Isaiah iii., 12.
In the Coliseum at Home, whero persecu
tors used to let out the half starved lions to
eat up Christians, there is now planted the
figure of a cross. And I rejoice to know that
the upright piece of wood nailed to a trans
verse piece has become the symbol not more
of suffering than o' victory. It is of Christ
tho conqueror that my text speaks. As a
kingly warrior, having subdued an empire,
might divide the palaces and mansions and
cities and valleys and mountains among his
officers, so Christ is going to divide up all
the earth and all the heavens among His
people, and you and I will have to take our
share if we are strong in faith and strong in
our Christian loyalty, for my text 'declares
it, "He shall divide the spoil with the
The capture of this round planet for Christ
is not so much of a job as you might imagine,
when the church takes off its coat and robs
up its sleeves for tho work, as it will. There
are l,fi('0,005,000 of people now in the world,
and 450,000,000 are Christians. Subtract
451.000. 000 who are Christians from the
1.600.005.000. and th»re are 1,150,00 ,000 left.
Divide the 1.150,000,000 who are not Chris
tians by the 450,000,000 who. are Christians,
aud you will find that we shall have to aver
age less than three souls each, brought by
us into the kingdom of God. to have the
whole wo rid redeemed. Certainly with the
church rising up to its full duty, no Chris
tian wilt be willing to bring less than three
souls into the kingdom of God.
I hope and pray Almighty God that I may
bring more than three. I know evangelists
who have already brought 50.000 each for
i jo icing iorn of God. There are 200,000 peo
ple whose one and only and absorbing busi
ness iu the world is to save souls. When
you take these things into consideration,
and that the Christians will have to average
the bringing of only three souls each into
the kingdom of our Lord, all impossibility
vanishes from this omnipotent crusade.
Why, I know a Sabbath-school teacher who
for many years has been engaged in train
ing the young, and she has had live differ
ent classes, an i they averaged sevon to a
class, and they were all converted, and five
times seven are thirty-five as near as I can
calculate. So that fehe brought her three
into the kingdom of God and had thirty-two
to spare. My grandmother prayed her chil
dren into tho kingdom of Christ, and her
grandchildren, and I hope all her great
grandchildren, for God remembers a prayer
seventy-five years old as though It were
only a miuuto old, and so she brought her
throe into the kingdom of God and had moro
than 100 to spare. Besides that, through the
telephone aud the telegraph, this whole
world, within a few years, will be brought
within compass of ten minutes. Besides
that, omnipotence, omnipresence and omnis
cience are presiding in this matter of tho
world's betterment, and takes tho question
of tho world's salvation out of the impossi
bilities into the possibilities, and then out of
the possibilities into the probabilities, und
then out of the probabilities into tho certain
ties. The building of the Union Pacific
Railroad from ocean to ocean was a greater
undertaking than the girdling of the earth
with the Gospel, for one enterprise depended
upon the human arm, while the other de
pends upon almightiuess.
Do 1 really mean all tho earth will sur
render to Christ? Yes. How about the un
inviting portions? Will Greenland be evan
gelized? The possibility is that after a few
more hundred brave lives are dashed out
among the icebergs that great refrigerator,
tho Polar region, will be given un to the
walrus and bear, and that the inhabitants
will come down by invitation into tolerable
climates, or those climates may soften, and.
as it has been positively demonstrated that
tho arctic region was once a blooming gar
den and a fruitful field, those regions may
change climate and again bo a blooming
garden and a fruitful field. It is proved be
yond controversy, by German and American
scientists, that the arctic regions were the
first portions of this world inhabitable; the
world hot beyond human endurance, thoso
regions were, of course, tho first to be cool
enough for human foot and human lung. It
was positively proved that the arctic region
WH3 a tropical climate. Professor Heer, of
Zurich, says the remains of flowers have been
found in the arctio region, showing it was
like Mexico for climate, and it is found that
the arctic was the mother region from which
all the flowers descended. Pro'essor Wal
lace pays the remains of all styles of animal
life are found iu the arctic regions, including
those animals that can live only in warm
climates. Now that arctic region, which lias
been demonstrated by flora and fauna ami
geological argument to have been as full of
vegetation and life as our Florida, may bo
turned back to its original bloom and glory,
or it will be shut up as a museum of crystals
for curiosity seekers once in a while to visit.
But arctic and antarctic in some shaoe will
belong to the Redeemer's realm.
What about other unproductive or repul
sive regions? All the deserts will be irriga
led, the waters will be forced up to the great
Amerieandessrt between hero and the Pacific
by machinery now known or yet to bo in
vented. and as Great Salt Lake City has no
rain and could not raise an apple or a bushel
of wheat In a hundred years without artifi
cial help, but is now t hrough such means one
great garden, so all the unproductive parts
of all the continents will be turned into har
vest fields aud orchards. A half dozen Do
Lesseps will furnish the world with all the
canals needed and will change the course of
rivers and open new lakes, and the great
Sahara desert will be cut up into farms with
an astounding yield of bushels to the acre.
The mars j wiii be drained of its waters and
cured of its malaria. I saw what was for
many years called the Black Swamp of Ohio,
Its chief croji chills and fevers, but now, by
tho tiles put into tho ground to carry off the
surplus moisture.transformed into the richest
and healthiest of regions. The God who
wattes nothing, I think, means that this
world, from pole to pole, has come to perfec
tion of foliage and fruitage. Forthat reason
he koups the earth running through space,
though so many fires are blazing down in its
timbers and so many meteoric terrors have
t hreatened to dash it to pieces. As soon as
the earth is completed Christ will divide it
up among the good. The reason He does not
divide it now is because it is not done. A
kind father will not divido the apple among
his children until the apple is ripe. In fill
li liment of the New Testament promise,
" The meek shall inherit the earth." and the
promise of tho Old Testament. "He shall
d vide the spoil with the strong," the world
'. ill be apportioned to those worthy to pos
s ss it.
It is not so now. In this country eapabla
of holding, feeding, clothing and sheltering
1.2'0.000,00.5 people, and where we have
00.000,000 inhabitants, we have 2,000,000
wao cannot get honest work, and with their
taml'.ies au aggregation of 5,0.0,000 that are
ou tho verge of starvation. Something
wrong, most certainly. In some way there
will be a new apportionment. Manv of the
millionaire estates will crack to pieces on the
dissipations of the grandchildren and then
dissolve into the possession of the masses
Who now have an insufficiency.
What, you say, will become of tho expen
sive and elaborate buildings now devoted to
oeossmg amusements? They will become
s -bools, art galieries, museums, gymnasiums
and churches. The world is already getting
disgusted with many of these amnsem°nts,
and no wonder. What an importation of un
clean theatrical stuff we have within the
last few years had brought to our shores!'
And professors of religion patronizing such
things! Having sold ont to the devil, why
. , ■
-on r J pu deliver the goods and go ever to
Dim puDiicly, Doiy, niinu mm bouI« «\u 1
-• - -—
Wi tho raw y oar name from Ctmstiau
eh'jrCiHs* Add say, "Know ml the wor.d oy
ikwe present» that X am a patron ol ua
cleanness and a child of hell?" Sworn to be
the Lord's, you are perjurers.
If you think these offenses are to go on
forever, you do not know who the Lord is.
God will net wait for the day of judgment.
All these palaces of siu will become uala'cs
of righteousness. They wi'l come into the
possession of those strong lor Virtue and
strong for God. "He shall divide the spoil
with the strong."
China and Africa, the two richest portions
of the earth by reason of metals anil rare
woods and inexhaustible productiveness, are
not yet divided up among the good h
they are not
all the doo
Africa shall be
with his band of self supporting mission
aries, have done their work, and the Ashantis
and Senegambians shall know Christ as well
ready to be divide 1. Wait until
rs that Livingstone opened in
30 entered, aud Bishop Tatdor,
as you know Him, and there shall be on the
banks of the Nileand the Nigor a higher civ
liization than is now to bo found on the
banks of the Potomac or the Hudson, then
Christ will divide up that continent among
His friends. Wait until China, which is half
as large as all Europe, shall have developed
her capacities for rice and tea and sugar
among edibles, and her amethyst and sap
phire and topaz and opal and jasper atid
porphyry among preeiou3 stones, and her
rosewood and ebony and camphor and var
nish trees among precious woods, and
turned up from her depths a half dozen
Pennsylvanias of coal and iron, and twenty
Nevadas of silver, and fifty Californias of
gold, aud her 500,000.000 of people sh ill be
evangelized. Then tho Lord will divide it
up among the good.
If my text bo not a deception, but tho
eternal truth, then the time is coming when
all the farms will bo owned by Christian
farmers, and all the commerce controlled by
Christian merchants, and all the authority'
held by Christian officials, and all the ships
commanded by Christian captains, and all
the universities under the instruction of
Christian professors: Christian kings, Chris
tian presidents, Christian governors, Chris
tian mayors. Christian common council. Yet.
what a scouring out! What an upturning!
What a demolition! What a resurrection
must precede this new apportionment!
I do not underrate the enemy. JuliU3
Crasar got his greatest victories by fuliv esti
mating the vastness of his foes and prepared
his men for their greatest triumph by saying.
"To-morrow King Juba will be here with
30,001) horses, 100,000 skirmishers aud 30-5
elephants." I do not underrate tho vast
forces of sin and death, but do you know
who commands us? Johovah jireh. And the
reserve corps behind us are ail the armies of
heaven and earth, with hurricane and thun
derbolt. The good work of tho world's re
demption Is going on every minute. Never
so many splondid men and glorious women
on tho side of right as to-day'. Never so
many good people ao now. Diogenes has
been spoken of as a wise man because he
went with a lantern at noonday, saying ho
was looking for an honest man. If he had
turned Ids lantern toward himself, ho might
have discovered a crank. Honest men by
the 10,000! Through the international series
of Sunday-school lessons the next generation
all through Christendom are going to be
wisor than any generation since the world
stood. The kingdom is coming. God can
do it. No housewife with a chamois cloth
ever polished a silver teaspoon with moro
ease than Christ will rub off from this world
the tarnish and brighten it up till It glows
like heaven, and then tho glorious tiDpor
tionmont, for my text is re-enforced by a
score of other texts, when it says of Christ,
"Ho shall divide the spoil with the strong."
"But," you say. "this is pleasant to think
of for others, but before that time I shall
have passed up into another existence and I
shall get no advantage from that new ap
pointment." Ah, you have oniy driven me
to the other more exciting and transporting
consideration, and that is that Christ is go
ing to divide up hoaven in the same way.
There are old estates in the celestial world
There are old estates in celestial world
that have been in tho possession of tho in
habitants for thousands of years, and they
shall remain as they are. There are old
family mansions in heaven filled with whole
generations of kindred, and they shall never
be driven out. Many of the victors from
earth have already got their palaces, and
they are pointed out to those newly arrived.
Soon after our getting there we will ask to
be shown the apostolic residences, and ask
where does Paul live and John, and shown
tho patriarciial residences, an 1 sh ill say,
"Where does Abraham live or Jacob?" and
shown the martyr residences and say,
"Where does John Huss live and Ridley?"
We will want to sec tho boulevards, where
the chariots of conquerors roll. I will want
to seethe garden where tho princes wall;.
We will want to see Music row, where Han
del and Haydn and Mozart aud Charles Wes
ley and Thomas Hastings an t Bradbu-y
have their homes, out of their windows, ever
and anon, rolling some snatch of an earthly
oratorio or hvmu transported with the com
poser. We will want to see Revival 1 fr
ac e, where Whitefield and Nettleton and
Payson and Rowland Hill and Charles Fin
ney and other giants of soul reaping are I
resting from their almost supernatural la- !
hors, their doors thronged "with converts !
just arrived, coming to report themselves.
But brilliant as tho sunset an i like tho
leaves for number are the celestial homes
yet to be awarded when Christ to you and
millions of others shall divide the spoil.
What do you want there? You shall have it.
Au orchard? There it is—twelve manner of
fruits, and fruit every month. Do you want
river scenery? Take your choice on the
banks of the river, iu longer, wider, deeper
roll than Danube or Amazon or Mississiopi,
if mingled in one, and emptying into the sea
of glass, mingled with fire. Do you want
your kindred back again? Go out and meet
your father and mother, without the staff or
the stoop, and your children in a dance of im
mortal glee. Do you want a throne? Select
it from the million burnished elevations. Do
you want a crown? Pick it out of that
mountain of diamonded coronets. Do you
want your old church friends of earth
around you? Begin to hum an old revival
tune, and they will flock from all quarters to
revel with you in sacred reminiscence. All
the earth for those who are here on earth at
tho timo of continental and planetary dis
tribution and all the heavens for those who
That heavenly distribution of spoils will
bo a surprise to many. Here enters heaven
the soul of a man who took up a great deal
of room in the church on earth, but sacrificed
little, and among his good works selfishness
was evident. He just crowds through the
shining gate, but it's a very tight squeeze,
so that the doorkeeper lias to pull hard to
get him iu, and this man expeels half of
heaven for his share of trophies, and lie
would like a monopoly of all its splendor
and to purchase lots iu tho suburbs. so that
he could get advantage of the growth of the
city. Well, little by little he gets grace of
heart, just enough to get him through, and
to him is given a second-hand crown which
one of the saints wore at the start, but ex
changed for a brighter one as he went on
from glory to glory. And ho is put in an
old house once occupied by an angel who
was hurled out of heaven at tho time of
Right after him comes a soul that makes a
great stir among the celestials, and tho an
gels rush to the scene, each bringing to her a
dazzling coronet. Who is she? Over what
realm on earth was she queen? In what
great Dusseldorf festival was she the canta
trice? Neither. She was aa invalid who
never left her room for twenty years, but she
was strong in prayer—and she prayed down
revival after revival and penteccst alter pen
tecost upon the churches, and with her palo
hand she knit many a mitten or tipp -t for
the poor, and with hercontrivau es she add
ed joy to many a holiday festival, and now
with those thin.hands so strong for kindness
and with those white lips so strong lor sup
plication she has won ooronation and in
thronement and jubilee. And Christ said to
tho ungels who have brought each a crowh
for the glorified invalid: "No, not these.
They are not good enough
jeweled vase at the right hand side of My
But in the'
!*------------- — — -•»— —side of My
j throne there is one that 1 have been prepar
i f.^T h«r manu a nmi in.«.
lag for her many a year, and for her every
j paeg X have set an amethyst, and for her
; trvery good Jaed I have set a pearl « -Fetch
J It usw and lulflU the promis» I gave her
long ago in the sickroom. 'Bo Mi ou 'aithful
unto death, and I will git.- thee a crown.' "
But notice that there is only one Being
in the universe who can and will distribute
tho trophies of earth and heaven. It is th"
Divine Warrior, the Commander-! i-Ohiof of
the Centuries, the Champion of Ages, the
ersal Conqueror, the Son of God, Jesus.
You wilt take tho spoils from His hand or
never tnk > thorn at all. Have His friendship,
mi l you may defy all time and all eternity,
tint without it you are a nauoar. thou ;h you
had a un verse at your command. We arc
tol l in Revelation that Jacob's twelve sons
J were so honored as to have the twelve gates
of heaven named after them—over one gate
heaven Naphtaii, o\er anotfce- gate o!
heaven Rsanhar, over another Dan. over
another Gad. over another Z"hulon. ovei
another Judah, and so on. But Christ's
name is written over all the gates and on
every pane, of the gates, andjiave Lis help,
His pardon. His intercession. Ilis atonement.
I must or be a forlorn wretch forever. My
Lord and my' God, make me, anil all who
hear me this day. and all to whom these
words shall come, Thy repentant, believing,
sworn, consecrated and ransomed followers
What a day it will be! This entire
assemblage would rise to its feet if you eou!
realize it. the day in which Christ shall, in
fulfillment of ray text, divide the sooil.
It was a groat day when Queen Victoria, in
tho midst of the Crimean War, distributed
medals to the soldiers who had como home
sick antt wounded. At tho Horseguards. in
presenco of the Royal family, the injured
men wero carried in or came on crutches —
Colonel Trowbridge, who lost both feet at
Inkermann, aud Captain Saver, who had the
ankle joint of his right leg shot off at Alma,
and Captain Curre, his disabled limb sup
ported by a soldier, and others maimed and
disfigured and exhausted—and with her own
hand the Queen gave each the Crimean
medal. And what triumphant days for
those soldiers when, farther on, they received
tee French medal, with the imperial eagle,
and tho Turkish medal, with its repre
sentation of four flags—France, Turkey,
England and Sardinia—and beneath it
a map . of the Crimea spread over a
gun wheel. And what rewards are
suggested to all readers of history by
mere mention of the Waterloo medal, and
the Cape medal, and the Gold Cross modal,
and tho medal3 struck for bravery in our
American wars! But how insignificant all
these compared with the day when the good
soldiers of Jesus Christ shall come in out of
the battles of this world, and in the presence
of all tho piled up galleries of the redeemed
and the Unfällen. Jesus, our King, shall di
vide the spoil! The more wounds the greater
the inheritance. The longer the forced
march tho brighter the trophy. The moro
terrible the exhaustion the moro glorious the
transport. Not the gift of a brilliant ribbon, j
or a medal of brass, or silver or gold, but a I
kingdom in which we are .to reign forever !
and ever. Mansions on the eternal hills, j
Dominions of unfading power. Empires of j
unending love. Continents of everlasting ■
light. Atlantic and Pacific Oceans of billow- j
It was a great day when Aurelian, the j
Roman emperor, came back from his vie- j
tories. In tho front of the procession wero |
wild beasts from all lands, sixteen hundred |
gladiators richly clad, wagon loads o' |
crowns and trophies presented by conquered
cities. Among the captives Syrians. Egyp- i
tians. Goths, Vandals. Samaritans, Franks,
and Zenobia, the beautiful captive queen, on
foot in chains of gold that a slave ha l to
help her carry an 1 jewels under tho weight
of which she almost fainted. And tnen came
the chariot of Aurelian drawn by four ele
puants in gorgeous caparison, and followed
by the Roman ssnate and the Roman army,
and from dawn till day the procession
was passing. Rome in all her his
tory never saw anything more mag
nificent. But how much greater the
day when our conqueror. Jesus,
shall ride under the triumphal arches of
heaven. His captives, not on foot, but in
chariots, all the* kingdoms of earth and
heaven in procession. The armies celestial
on white horses. Rumbling artillery of
thunderbolts never again to be unUmbered.
Kingdoms in line, centuries in line, saintly,
cherubic, seraphic, archangelle splendors in
line, and Christ seated on one groat rolling
hosanna, mc.de out of all halleluiahs of all
worlds, shall cry halt to the procession. And
not forgetting even the humblest in all tho
reach of His omnipresence. He shall rise,
and then and there. His work done and His
glory consummated, proceed, amid aa ecstasy
such as neither mortal nor immortal ever im
agined, to divide the spoil.
AM AVERAGE HEALTHY YEAR.
Special Diseases Which Afflicted Ceriain
Sections of the Land.
In answer to tho general question whether
or not the past year has been a healthful one
for human being:-, tho estimate from about
72 per cent, of the counties of the United
States reporting to tho Department of Agri
culture is that tho people's health is equal to
an average, while 23 por cent, put it bo'.ow
Six hundred and fifty-four counties
throughout tho country make mention of
special diseases, the leading complaints be
ing grip lrom 305 counties, or 47 per cent, of
tho whole; pneumonia from 228, or 35 per
cent. ; typhoid fever from 212, or 32 per
cent.; measles from 133, or 21 per cent., ma
larial fever from 95, or 14 percent.: diph
theria from 7S, or 12 per cent.; lung troubles
from 69, or 9 per cent., and scarlet fever
from 53, or 9 per cent.
Typhoid fever seems to have been espe
cially prevalent in Ohio, where its ravages
are explained by contamination of tho water
supply, resulting from the long-continued
drought. Measles were epidemic chiefly in
Georgia and tile Carolinas, and malarial
fever in the Gulf and Lower Mississippi
States. Pneumonia and lung troubles ap
pear from tho reports to have been propor
tionately more prevalent in the Middle Mis
sissippi Valley—Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri
and neighboring States—than in the region
north of it.
BERLIN'S EXHIBITION! OPENED.
The Emperor of Germany Was Present at
The Berlin Industrial Exhibition was
opened by the Emperor of Germany, although
the preparations for its opening were by
no means complete. Tho weather was
bright and the crowds largo. The Em
peror and Empress carati to the grounds
ou the Imperial yacht Alexandra. The
Kaiser appeared to be in one of his most
serious moods. He made no speech, as he was
expected to do, and merely said "Yes"
in reply to the formal question whether his
Majesty would permit tho opening of the ex
hibition. Freiherr von Berlepaeh, Prussian
Minister of Commerce, then declared the
exhibition opened. A number of members
of the Imperial household accompanied the
Emperor and Empress. Prince Ferdinand
of Bulgaria, who is in Berlin, paid a visit to
the exhibition building.
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
The Great Astronomical Event ol the Year
The great event of the year 18S6 is the total
eclipse of the sun, visible oniy in the extreme
portion of Japan. Amoor P.iver, - fc^iria.
Nova Zembla aud the northern part or Nor
way, within tho Arctic Circle. It is estimat
ed that there will be many expeditions trora
various points in Europe, England. Germany
and France On June 27 a party of 2 1)
Americans will leave Philadelphia to view the
eclipse at Bodo, on the morning of August
Stb." It will aiso be possible to get a glimpse
( of the midnight sun, which is seen at the
North Capo at the horizon at midnight, as
j late as August 1st. Thus, within a few day.-,
I it will be possible to see the full sun at mid
1 _ • j. u _ * j ____ >_t _ _____ » . ,
nignt, and a lew days later am-rningmid
! night. Tus exoedltson will be aw muant ed
bv many astronomer» and *tud»at»*of * 3 .
A Trinity of Evils.
Biliousness, sick headache and irregularity
f the bowels accompany each other. To the
emoval of this trinity of evils Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters is specially adapted. It also
cures dyspepsia, rheumatism, malarial com
plaints, biliousness, n >r\ou ness and consti
pation. The most satisfactory results follow
a fair trial. Use it daily.
A man eighty-three yea's old was recently
fatally injured while - easing down a hill in
Extreme tired feeling afflicts nearly every
body at this season. Tho hustlers cease to
push, the tireless grow weary, the ener
getic become enervated. You know just
what wo mean. Some men and women
endeavor temporarily to overcome that
Feeling by great foroe of will. Eat this
is unsafe, as it palls powerfully upon tile
nervous system, which will not long stand
such strain. Too many people "work on.
their nerves," and tho result is seen in un
fortunate wrecks marked "nervous pros
tration," in every direction. That tired
i E 3
leg Is a positive proof of thin, weak, im
pure blood: for if tho blood is rich, red,
vitalized and vigorous, it imparts life and
energy to every nerve, organ and tissue of
the body. The necessity oT taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla for that tired feeling is. there
fore, apparent to everyone, and the good it
will c:o you is equally beyond question.
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Prîpared only by I. It; ,d £ Co., L well, ila-s.
Messrs P!!?s l ;' : air ta
Derivation of Baltimore.
Canon Isaac Taylor, of York, Eng
land, in his book. "Names and T! ir
Histories,"just published.says that Lal
tiinore is an Irish word and mentis
"the 'town of tho great house." Sir
Charles Calvert, ho says, who had ob
tained a grant of land iu Ireland, took
his title from a town in County Cork,
called Baltimore, or Iialintimore, in
Irish, bailean-tighe-fnhoir, "the town of
the great house." the great house being
the castle of the O'Driscoll family, the
ruins of which crown a rock near the
The Largest Ekata.
A skate measuring five foot ton
inches in length and four foot two
Inches from fin to fin, and weighing 90
pounds, was taken by book and line in
San Francisco Kay the other day. It
was the largest fish of tho kind over
caught thereabouts, and it took half an
hour of pulling and hauling by half a
dozen men to land it.
WOMAN TO WOMAN.
Women are being taught by bitter
experience that many physicians can
not successfully handle their pecu
liar ailments known as female diseases.
Doctors are willing and anxious to
help them, but they' are the wrong sex
to work understanding!}'.
When the woman of to-day ex
periences such symp
toms as backache,
^ " yal ful men
' sensation, palpitation, "all
gone" feeling and bines, she at once
takes Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, feeling sure of obtaining
Should her symptoms be new to her,
»he writes to a woman, Mrs. Piakham,
Lynn, Mass., who promptly explains
her case, and tells her free how to get
Indeed, so many women are now
ippealing to Mrs. I'inkliam for advice,
that a score of lady secretaries are kept
constantly at work answering the great
volume of correspondence which comes
n every day. Each letter is answered
carefully and accurately, as Mrs. Pink
ham fully realizes that a life may de
pend upon her reply, and into many
tod many a home has she shed the
rays of happiness.
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ODIUM an< ^ WHISKY habits» cured. Book sent
UrlU In free. Dr.K.31. Woolley, Atlant a, <■' a .
From the Press, New York City.
Morris Prcsianer, of No. 1 Pitt Street, New
York, who is a real estate agent and collector
of rents, caught a severe c jld early last spring,
which settled upon his kidneys. Soon he
began to suffer severe pain in his backbone,
sides and chest. His symptoms grew rap
idly more alarming, until at last he was as
helpless as a child and could scarcely move
as he lay on his bad. As Mr. Preslanor is
well known in the part of the town where he
resides, he had many sympathizers, who did
all they could to help him.
Though a native of Berlin, Mr. Preslaner
has lived in this country for forty years, hav
ing served the couutrj'of his adoption by
three years' hard servie« in the civil war.
Ho enlisted with the Nineteenth Illinois In
fautry, taking part iu many battles and
marching with General Sherman to the sea.
While in Georgia, Mr. Preslaner was pro
moted to first Sergeant for bravery on tho
field of action. He is now a member of
Koltcs Post, G. A. R., and is one of the most
popular men in the Post.
Mr. Preslaner told a reporter the story of
his dreadful illness and wonderful reoovery.
Tho reporter met him as he was returning
from a long walk, and, saying that he had
In ard of his wonderful cure, asked him to
tell tho story. When Mr. Preslaner was com
fortably seated in his pleasant parlor, he
told the following story, which, he said, he
hoped everyone who was suffering as he had
suffered, would read. Ilis words were as
follows: "To begin with, 1 was taken sick
just a year and a month ago, having taken a
severe cold which settled on my kidneys. At
first I thought the p:iin I suffered would
soon pass away, but, instead of doing this,
it grew more intense every fi.av, so that in a
week l could walk only with considerable
"1 called In a doctor, who said I had loco
motor ataxia and began treating me for that
disease. He did me no good, and all sum
ruer long I could scarcely attend to my busi
ness at all. Then I called* another doctor and
took his medicine for several weeks, but ex
perienced no relief. Dr. Truman Nichols', of
No. 287 East Broadway, who I at last called
in, helped me more than anv of the other
doctors,but along towards fall I grew worse,
despite his treatment. I think Dr. Nichols
is a good doctor an t understood my case,
but despite this fact his medicines did mo no
"Early in November the little strength I
had in my legs left me and I was unable to
stand. The pain in ray ba-k and sides bo
ca-no almost unbearable and my limbs grew
cold. Ane ectric battery I bought failed to
help, and for weeks I felt myself gradually
growing weaker until all hope left me.
"Sometime before this I had read of a won
derful cure a man had received from Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, but was
so prejudiced against what I thought was a
patent medicine of tee usual worthless char
acter that 1 could not make up my mind to
try them. As my pains increased and death
seamed coming near, I thought of what I
had read and of the symptoms of the man
who had been cured. They were precisely
the same as mine, and at last, with my wife's
earnest entreaty, I consented to try Pink Pills.
"1 am now convinced that these pills
:-avod my life. Gradually ray strength be
gan to return, the desire to live grew strong
er. After having taken three boxes lieft my
bed. This was early in March. All pain
had left me, and that terrible dead feeling
in my legs had gone away. I was still very
weak,'but before I had taken the foiirih box
1 was able to get down stairs for a short walk
in the open air. Now I feel as il I had been
born again and am as happy as a child.
Every pleasant day I take a walk, and am
sure that in a month I will be as well as ever."
All diseases, such as locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, partial paralysis, sciatica,
rheumatism, neuralgia, nervous headache,
palpitation of the heart, effects of la grippe,
pale aud sallow complexions, and all forms
of weakness, either in man or woman, disap
pear when Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People are taken. Pink Pills can be bought
of any dealer, or will be sent post paid on
receipt of price, 50 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medi
cine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
It is said that stammerers rarely or ever j
show any impediment of speech when speak- !
ing in a whisper.
J. T. PnrPTiiiNit. City.
Dear Sir "Several physicians treated me
without success for what they pronoum c-d a
stubborn case of eczema. In addition to tt»i<
I have tried every so-called remedy that was
sucuerted to me. but no'hing did me tie
sliuhter» good until in sheer desperation !
tried yrtur 'Iettkhixe. This effected wine
seems't* be a permanent cure, and I take
pleasure in testifying to its merits." Respect
fuliv > on rs. Isaac G. Haas.
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One of tho latest novelties is a phono
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There are peorlo using 1 Dobbins' Electric Soap
tod a y who commenced its use in 19G. Would
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Look out lor imitations. Doblins'.
Hospital statistics prove that amputation
is four times as dangerous after the age of
filty as before.
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Mrs, Winslow's Soothing Svrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
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Fiso's Cure cured me of a Throat and J.ung
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Mrs. Annie T. Briley, of No. 1125
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wife of a prominent real estate agent
and moves in high social circles,
ßhe is also a member of the Presby
terian Church. Under date of Sep
tember 11th, 1895, Mrs. Risley writes*
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and though I rarely put much
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present fad, but a rejuvenated and
physically regenerated being.
(Signed), Mus. A. T. Riki.kt."
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cotton lands will improve. T he
application of a proper ferti
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in ft the results of 1 - '
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