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"THE PROUD INVALID:
REV. T. DEWITT TALMAGE'S SER
MON AT THE TABERNACLE.
Everybody Has Something lie Wishes
Ho Had Not?God Does Not Wish to
Slake tills World So Bright that Wo
Shall Forget the Brighter.
Brooklyn, Dec. 12.?Tho Rev. T. DeWitt
Talmage, D. D., preached this morning from
the text, II Kings, v, 1: "IIo was a leper."
Here we have a wai-rior sick, not with
pleurisies or rheumatisms or consumptions,but
with a disease worse than all these put to
gether. A red mark has come out on tho fore
head, precursor of complete disfigurement
and dissolution. I have something awful to
tell you. Gin. Naaman, tho commander-in
ehief of all tho Syrian forces, has the
leprosy. It is on his hands, on his face, on
bis feet, on his entire person. The leprosy!
Get out of the way of the pestilence! If his
breath strikes you you are a dead man. The
eommander-in-chief of all tho forces of
Syria 1 And yet he would be glad to ex
change conditions with the boy at his stirrup
or tho hostler that blankets his charger. The
news goes like wildfire all through tho realm,
and tho people are sympathetic, and they cry
out: "Is it possiblo that our great hero who
shot Ahab, and around whom we came with
such vociferation when ho re turn ?d from
victorious battle?can it be possible that our
grand and glorious Naaman bos the leprosy?"
Yes. Everybody has something be wishes
he had not?David, an Absalom to disgrace
bim; Paul, a thorn to sting him; Job, car
buncles to plague him; Samson, a Delilah to
afaear him; Ahab, a Naboth to deny him;
Eaman, a Mordecai to irritate bim; George
Washington, childlessness to afflict him;
John Wesley, a termagant wife to pester him;
Leah, weak eyes; Pope, a crooked back;
Byron, a club foot; John Milton, blind eyes;
Charles Lamb, an insane sister; and you, and
you, and you, and you, something which you
never bargained for, and would like to get
rid of. Tho reason of this is, that God does
not want this world to be too bright; other
wise, wo would always want to stay and eat
these fruits and lio on theso lounges and
shako hands in this pleasant society. We aro
only hi the vestibule of n grand temple. God
does not want us to stay on the doorstep, and
therefore ho sends aches, end annoyances,
and sorrows, und bereavements of all sorts to
push us on and push us up toward riper
fruits, and brighter society, and more radiant
prosperities. God is only whipping us ahead
Tho reason that Edward Payson and Robert
Hall had more rapturous viowsof heaven than
other people had was because, through thoir
aches and pains, God pushed them nearer up
to it. If God dashes out one of your pictures
it is only to show you a brighter one. If He
sting your foot with gout, your brain with
neuralgia, your tongue with an inextinguish
able thirs",, it is only bocause Ho is preparing
to substitute a better body than you ever
dreamed of, when the mortal shall put on im
mortality. It is to push you on and push you
up toward something grander and better that
God sends upou you, as Ho did upon General
Naaman, something you do not wont. Seated
in hid Syrian mansion?all the walls glitter
ing with the shields* which he had captured
in battle: tho corridors crowded with ad
miring visitors who just wanted to soe him
onse; music and mirth and banqueting filling
all tho mansion, from tesselated floor to pic
tured ceiling?Naaman would have forgotten
that thoro was anything bettor, and would
have been glad to stay there 10,000 years.
? ~* But, oh, bow the shields dim, ahd how the
visitors fly from the hall, and how tho music
drops dead from" the string, and how the
gates of the mansion slam shut with sepulchral
bang, as you read the closing words of the
eulogium: "He was a leper! He was a
( There was one person more sympathetic
with Gen oral Naaman than any other person.
Naamnn'ij wife walks the floor, wringing her
hands and trying to think what she can do to
alleviate her husband's suffering. All reme
dies hare failed. The surgeon general and
the doctors of the royal stuff have met, and
they have shaken their heads as much as to
say: "No euro, no cure." I think that tho
office seekera had all folded up their recom
mendations and gone home. Probably most
of the employes of the establishment had
dropped "heir work and were thinking of
looking for some other situation. What shall
now becomo of poor Naaman's wife? She
must have sympathy somewhere. In her do
spair sho go<? to a little Hebrew captive, a
servant girl in her house, to whom she tells
the whole story, as sometimes, when ovor
borne with the sorrows of the world, and
finding no sympathy anywhere else, you have
gone out and found in the sympathy of some
humble domestic?Rosa or Dinah or Bridget
?a help which the world could not givo you.
What :i scene it was! One of tho grandest
women ia all Syria in cabinet council with a
waiting maid over the declining hoalth of the
mighty general: "I know something," says
the little captive maid, "I know something,"
as she bounds to her bare feet. "In tho land
from which I was stolen there is a certain
prophet known by the name of Elisha, who
can cure .almost everything, and I shouldn't
wonder if ho could cure my master. Send
for him right away." "Oh, hush!" you say.
"If the highest medical talent in all the land
caunot cure that leper there is co need of
your listening to any talk of a ser
vant girl." But do not scotT, do not
sneer. Tho linger of that little captive
maid is pointing in the right direction. Sho
might have said: "This is a judgment on you
for stealing me from my native land. Didn't
thoy snatch me off in the night, breaking my
father's and mother's heart? and many a
time I havo laid and cried all night because I
was so homesick." Then flushing up into
childish indignation she might have said:
'?Good for them; I'm glad Naaman's got the
leprosy: I wish all tho Syrians had tbo
leprosy." No. Forgetting her own personal
sorrows, she sympathizes with tht< suffering
of her master and recommends him to tho
famous Hebrew prophet.
And how often it is that the finger of child
hood has pointed grown persons in tho right
direction. O Christian soul, how long is it
ciuce that you got rid of tho leprosy of sin?
You say: "Let mo see. It must be five years
now." "Five years. Who was it that ]>oint
ed you to tho Divine Physician?"' "?b," j-ou
say, "it was my littlo Anuio or Fred or Char
ley, who clambered up on my knees and
luoked in my face and asked me why I didn't
becomt a Christian, and, all tho time strok
ing my cheeks so I couldn't get angry, in
sisted upon knowing why I didn't havo fam
ily prayers." Thoro aro grandparents hero
who have been brought to Christ by their
little grandchildren. Thoro are many
Christian mothers hero who had their
attention iirst called to Jesus by their
little children. How did you get rid
of the leprosy of sin? How did you find your
way to tho Divine Physician.' "Oh," you
say, "my child, my dying child, with wan
and wasted linger pointed that way! Oh, I
shall never forgot," you say, "that scene at
tho cradie and tho crib that awful night! It
was hard, hard, very hard; but if that littlo
ouo on its dying bed had not pointed mo to
Christ, I don't think I ever would have got
zod of my leprosy." Go into tho Sabbath
?rbooil this afternoon and you will find hun
dreds of littlo fingers pointing in the same
direction toward Jesus Christ and toward
Years ago the astronomers calculated that
there must be a world banging at a certain
point in tho heavens, and a large prizo was I
offered for somo ono who could discover that j
world. Tho telescopes from the great ob- |
Bervatorios were pointed in vain, but a girl
at Nantucket, Mass., fashioned a telescope, I
and, looking through it, discovered that star, i
and won tho prizo and tho admiration of all 1
tho astronomical world, that stood amazed at |
her genius. And so it is often the case that
gi-ov.ii peoplo cannot seo tho light, while j
somo littlo child beholds the star of pardon, I
tho star of hope, the star of consolation, tho
star of Bethlehem, tho morning star of Jesus.
"Not many mighty men, not many wise
men aro called; but God hath chosen
tho weak things of tho world to
confound tho mighty; and baso things
and things that aro not to bring to
naught things that are." Oh, do not despise
tho prattle of little children when they are
speaking about God, ami Christ, and heaven!
You seo tho wny your child is pointing; will
you take that pointing or wait until, in the
wrench of some awful bereavement, God shall
lift that child to another world, and then it
will beckon you upward? Will you take tho
pointing or will you wait for the beckoning?
Blessed bo God that tho little Hebrew enptivo
pointed in tho right direction! Blessed bo
God for the saving ministry of Christian
No wonder the advice of this little Hebrew
captive threw all Naaman's mansion and
Bou-hadad's palace into excitement. Good-by,
Naaman! "With face scarified and rigid and
inflamed by tho pestilence, and aided by
those who supported bim on either sido, he
staggers out to the chariot. Hold fast tho
fiery coursers of tho royal stable whilo the
poor sick man lifts his swollen feet and pain
struck limbs into tho vehicle. Bolster him
up with tho pillows and let him tako a linger
ing look at his bright apartment, for perhaps
the Hebrew captive may be mistaken, and
tho next timo Naaman comes to that place ho
may l>e a dead weight on tho shoulders of
those who carry him?an expired chieftain
seeking sepulture amid tho lamentations of
an admiring nation. Good-by, Naaman!
Lot tho charioteer drive gontly over tho
hills of Herinon, lest he jolt the invalid.
Hero goes the bravest man of all his day a
captlvo of a borriblo disease. As tho ambu
lance winds through tho streets of Damascus
tho tears and prayers of all tho people go
after tho world-renowned invalid. Perhaps
you have had an invalid go out from your
bouse on a health excursion. You know how
tho noighlwrs stood around and said: "Ah,
ho will never come back again alive!" Oh, it
was a solemn moment, I tell you, whon tho
invalid had departed, and you went into tho
room to make tho bed and to remove the
medicino vials from the shelf, and to throw
open tho shutters so that the fresh air might
rush into the long-closed room! Good-by,
Nuaman! There Is only ono cheerful
face looking at him, and that is tho
face of the little Hebrew captive, who
is sure ho will get cured and who is so glad
sho helped him. As tbo chariot winds out
and tho escort of mounted courtiers, and the
mules, laden with sacks of gold and silver
and embroidered suits of apparel, went
through the gates of Damascus and out on
the long way, the hills of Naphtall and Eph
raim look down on the procession, and the
retinue goes right past the battlo fields where
Naaman, in the days of his health, used to
rally Ids troops for fearful onset; and then the
procession stops and reclines a whilo in the
groves of olives and oleander, and Gen.
Naaman so sick?and so very, very sickl
How ,thof c6untrym??n gaped as the pro- '
cession passed I They had seen Naaman go
post like a whirlwind in days gone by, and
had stood aghast at tho clank of his War
equipments; but now they commiserate bim.
They sayr "Poor man, he will never get
homo alive! Poor man!" Gen. Naaman
wakes from a restless sleep in tho chariot,
and ho says to the charioteer: "How long be
fore wo shall reach this Prophet Elisha's?"
Tho charioteer says to a waysider: "How far
is it to Elisha's house?" Hesays: "Two miles."
"Two' miles." Then they whip up tho
lathered and fagged out horses. Tho whole
procession brightens up at the prospect of
speedy arrival. They drive up to the door
of the prophet. The charioteers shout:
"Whoa!" to the horses, and the tramping
hoofs and grinding wheels cease shaking the
Como out, Elisha, come out, you have
company; the grandest company that over
came to your house has come to it now. No
stir insido Elisha's house. Tho fact was, the
Lord bad informed Elisha that the sick cap
tain was coming and just how to treat him.
Indeed, whon you are sick and tho Lord
wants you to got well, He always tells the
doctor how to treat you; and the reason wo
have so many bungling doctors is because
they depend upon their own strength and in
structions and not on tho Lord God, and that I
always makes malpractice. Como out, Eli- I
sha, and attend to your business. Gen. Naa- j
man and his rotinue waited, and waited, and
waited. The fact was Naaman had two diseases !
?pride and leprosy; tho ono was as hard to get
rid of as the other. Elisha sits quietly in his ,
house and does not go out. After a while, J
when ho thinks ho has humblod this proud
man, he jays to a servant: "Go out and tell
Gen. Naaman to bathe seven times in the !
River Jordan, ont yonder fivo miles, and ho
will get entirely weli."
Tho message comes out. "What I" says tho
commander in chief of tbo Syrian forces, his j
ovo kindling with an nnimntion which it had 1
not shown for weeks, and his swollen foot
stamping! on tho bottom of the chariot, re
gardless of pain: "What! Isn't he coming
out to seo me? Why, I thought certainly hn '
would come and utter some cnlmlis'ic words
over mo or nmko somo enigmatical passes 1
over my wounds. Why, I don't think he
knows who I am. Isn't ho comingout? Why. j
when the Shunammite woman came to him
bo rushed out and cried: "Is it well with j
thee? Is it with thy husband? Is it well
with thy child' And will ho treat a poor un
known woman like that, and let mo, a titled
personage, sit here iu my chariot and wait
and wait? I won't endure it any longer.
Charioteer, drivo on! Wash in the Jordan!
Ha! ha! The slimy Jordan?the muddy
Jordan?the monotonous Jordan. I wouldn't
bo seen washing iu such a river as that.
Why, we watered our horses in a better
river than that on our way here?tho beau
tiful river, tbo jasper paved river of Puar
par. Besides that, wo havo in our country
another Dnmasceno river ?Abana ?with
foliaged bonks and torrent ever swift and
ever clear, under tho flickering shadows of
sycamore and oleander. Aro not Abana and
Pborpar, riven of Damascus, better than all
tho waters o' I ael?"
I suppose Naaman felt very much as wo
would feel , by way of medical prescription,
somo :o .-...r.id tell us t" go and wash in the
Dan ' ? or tho Rhine. would answer:
'?Are tot tbo Connecticut .? 1 ho Hudson just
usgood.'" Or, as on Engi:.'hman would feel
if ho were told, by way of medical prescrip
tion, ho must go and wash in tho Mississippi
or St. Lawrence. Ho would cry out: "Are
not the Thames and the Shannon just as
??.eil i" The fact was that haughty Naaman
needed to learn what every Englishman and
every American needs to learn?that when
God tells you to do a thing, you must go and
do it, whether you understand the reason of
not Ono thing is certain, unless haughty
Naaman does as Elisha commands him he will
die of bis awful sickness. And unless you do
as Christ commands you, you will be seized
upon by au everlasting wasting away. Obey
and live; disobey and die. Thrilling, over
arching, under-girding, stupendous alterna
Well, Gen. Naaman could nob stand tha
test Tho charioteer gives a jerk to the right
line until the bit snaps in tho horse's mouth,
and tho whirr of tho wheels and tho flying of
the dust show tho indignation of the great
commander. "He turned and went away in
a rage." So people now often get mad at re
ligion. They vituperate against ministers,
against churches, against Christian people.
One would think from their irate behavior
that God had lwen studying how to annoy
and exasperate and demolish them. WJiat
has Ho been doing! Only trying to euro their
death-dealing leprosy. That Is all. Yet they
whip up tbeir horses, thoy dig in their spurs,
and they go away in a rage.
So, after all, it Eecms that this health excur
sion of Gen. Naaman is to bo a dead failure.
That little Hubrow captive might as well
have not told him of tho prophot, and this
long journey might as well not have been
takon. Poor, sick, dying Naaman! aro you
going away in high dudgeon, and* worse than
when you camel As his chariot halts a
moment his servants clainbor up in it and 1
coar him to do as Elish said. They say; "It's
easy. If the prophet had told you to walk
for a mile on sharp spikes in order to Mt rid
of this awful disease you would have dono it
It is easy. Come, my lord, just got down
and wash in the Jordan. You tako a bath <
ovcry day, anyhow, and in this climate it is
so hot that it will do you good. Do !
it on our account, and for tho sake of
tho army you command, and for the
sako of tho nation that admires you. Come,
my lord, just try this Jordanlc bath."
"Well," ho says, "to please you I will do as
you say." Tho retinuo drivos to tho brink of
the Jordan. Tho horses paw and neigh to
get into tho stream themselves and cool their
hot flanks. General Naaman, assisted by his
attendants, gets down out of the chariot and
painfully conies to the brink of the
nver, and steps in until tho water
comes to tho ankle, and goes on deeper
until the water comes to the girdle, and
now standing so fnr down in the stream
just a little inclination of tho head will thor
oughly immerso him. He bows once into the I
flood, and comes up and shakes the water out
of nostrils and eyes; and his attendants look
at bim and say: "Why, general, how much
better you do look." And ho bows aliecond !
timo into tho flood and comes up, and the
wild 3tare is gone out of his eyes. He bows
the third timo into tho flood and comes up,
and tho shriveled flesh has got smootoyagain.
He bows the fourth time into the flood and
comes up, and tho hair that had fallen out is j
restored in thick locks again all over the
brow. Ho bows tho fifth timo into the flood
and comes up, and the hoarseness has gone j
out of his throat He bows the sixth time and
comes up, and all tho soreness und anguish
bavo gone out of tho limbs. "Why," he says,
"I am almost well, but I will mako a
complete cure," and ho bows the seventh timo
into tho flood and ho comes up, and not so
much as a fester or scale or eruption as big
as the head of a pin is to be seen on him. He
steps out on tho bank and says: 'Ts It pos
sible?" And tho attendants look and say: "Is J
it possible?" And as, with the health of an j
athlete, he bounds back into tho chariot and
drives on thero goes up from all his attend
ants a wild "Huzza! huzza!" Of course they
go back to pay and thank tho man of God
for his counsel, so fraught with wisdom.
\V lion they left the prophet's house JJjc aafrent
off imad; they davor come hack gtifcrW) I
People always think better of a minister
after they are converted than they do before
conversion. Now-vvo are to them an intoler
able nuisance becauso we tell them to do
things that go against tho grain; but some of
us have a great many letters from those who
tell us that once thoy were angry at what we
preached, but afterward gladly received the
gospel at our hands. Thoy onco called us fa
natica or terrorists or enemies; now thoy call
uk friends. Yonder is a man?I speak a lit
eral fact?who said that he would never come
into tho church again. Ho said that two
yoaraago. He said: "My family shall never
come hero again if such doctrines as that are
preached." But ho came again, and his fam
ily came again. Ho is a Christian, his wifo
a Christian, all his children Christians, the
whole household Christian, and I shall dwell
with them in the house of tho Lord forever.
Our undying coadjutors are thoso who once
heard the gospel and "went away In a rage."
Now, my hearers, you notice that this Gen.
Naaman did two things in order to get well.
The first was, he got out of his chariot He
might have staid thero with his swollen feet
on the stuffed ottoman, seated on that em
broidered cushion until his last gasp, he
would nevor havo got any relief. He bad to
get down out of his chariot And you have
got to get down out of tho chariot of your
pride if you over become a Christian. You
cannot drive up to the cross with a coach and
four and bo saved among all tho spangles. I
You seem to think that tho Lord is going to
be complimented by your coming. Oh, no;
you poor, miserable, scaly, leprous sinner, get
down out of that! Wo all come in the same
haughty way. Wo expect to rido into the
kingdom of God. Never until we get down |
on our Iumjcs will wo find mercy. The Lord
has nnborsed us, uncharioted us. Get down
out of your pride. Get down out of your self
righteousness and your hypercriticism. Wo j
havo all got to do that. That is the journey
we have got to mako on our knees. It is our
infernal prido that keeps us from getting rid
of tho leprosy of sin. Dear Lord, what havo
we to be proud of/ rroud of our scales' I
Proud of our uncleanuessi Proud of this kill
ing infection! Bring us down at Thy feet,
weeping, praying, penitent, believing suppli
For sinner*, Lord, Thou earnest to bipod,
And I'm a sinuer vile, indeed;
Lord, I believe Thy grace Is free.
Oh, magnify '.hat praea lu me:
But he had not only to get down out of his
chariot; he had to wash. "Oh," you say, "I
am very careful of my oblution.s. Every
day I plunge into a bright and beautiful
bath." Ah, my hearers, thero is a flood
brighter than any other. It is tho flood that
breaks from tho granite of eternal hills. It
is tho flood of pardon, and peace, and life, ]
and heaven. That flood started in th'j tears
of Christ and the sweat of Gethsemane, and
rolled on, accumulating flood, until all earth
and heaven could batho in it. Zacbariah
called it "the fountain open for sin and i:n
clcanncss.'' William Cowper called it "the
fountain filled with blood." Your fathers
and mothers washed all their sins and sorrows
away in that fountain. Oh, my hearers, do
you not to-day feel like wading into it?
Wad? down now into thi.s glorious flood
deeper, deeper, deeper. Plunge once, twice,
thrice, four times, llvo times, six times, seven
times. It will tako as much as that to euro
your soul. Oh, wash, wash, wash, and be
I sapposQ that was a great time at Damas
cus when Gen. Naaman g< t back. TLu char
ioteers did not have to drive slowly any
longer lest they jolt t!?j invalid: but as tho
horses dashed through tho streets of Damas
cus I think the people rushed out to hail back
their chieftain. Noaman'S wifo hardly recog?
nized her husband; v.-j was so wonderfully
changed she had to look at him two or three
times before she mode out that it was her re
stored husband And tho little captive maid,
sho rushed out, clapping her bands and shout
ing: "Did he euro you? Did he cure you f Th<m
muiic woke up tho palaco and tho tapestry of
tho windows was drawn awa}', that tho mul
I titudo outsido might mingle with tho princely
j mirth inside, and tho feet went up and down
J in tho dance, and all tho streets of Damascus
I that night echoed and re-echoed with tho
! news, "Naaman's cured! Naaman's cured!"
I But a gladder tuno than that it would bo
I in nil this place or wherever this sermon shall
I be read, if tho soul should got cured of it3
leprosy. The swiftest wbito horse hitched to
tho king's chariot would rush tho news into
tho Eternal City. Our loved ones before the
throno would welcome tho glad tiding.-. Your
children on earth with moro emotion than
the littlo Hebrew captlvo would notice tho
change in your look and tho change in your
manner, and would put their arms around
your neck and say: "Mother, I guess you
must have becomo a Christian. Father, I
think you havo got rid of tho leprosy." 0
Lord God of Elisha, have mercy on us!
Heady to Abdiente. -??.-:?
A New York correspondent writes that
thoro recently appeared up town a young and
rich citizen of Chicago, just back from
Europe, and arrayed in tho most propor
manner possible from tho dudo standpoint
He was very anxious to moet Mr. B?rry
Wall, who has long borno tho title "King of
tho Dudes," so a mutual friend brought them
together. Whon tho stranger was presented
B?rry stepped back, took him in * slowly from
head to toos, and oxclaimcd: "Ye gods! I
Anxious for Particulars.
The following notice in a Montana news
paper is not calculated to sooth the feelings
of the thief who stole Mr. Sampson's bay
mare: "Tho night of tho 14th inst a dark
bay maro, fifteen hands high, small white
star in forehead, both hind feet white, was
stolen from tho stablo of Ira Sampson, tho
I undersigned. 1 will give tho mare and $50 in
j cash for full and reliable particulars regard
I ing tho funeral of tho thief. That's tho kind
! of a man I am."
Bfr*. Cleveland's Mall.
Mrs. Cleveland is said to receivo moro
lottei-j from Ilagerstown, Md., than from
any other place in tho country. Shortly
after her marriago two little girls living in
that town sent her a letter and a bouquet of
flowers. The lettor was answered, and in a
short time was copied by tbo town newspa
pers. From that timo Mrs. Cleveland has
lx'on addressed by young and old from Ha
gerstown on all sorts of subjects and for all
sorts of purposes.?Chicago Herald.
A Lesson in Dynamic;;.
A Borne (N. Y.) girl filled three stono bcor
jugs with wet sand, corked thorn tightly and
s*t them in the oven to heat so that sho could
warm her bed with them. The heat generated
steam from tho wot sand and an explosion fol
lowed, which filled tho room with flying sand
and fragments of beer jugs. The girl and the
I rest of tho family were badly scared, but es
caped unhurt. The F.omo girls aro now giv
! ing up the use of artificial bed warmers.?
A Swindle in Shoe Polish.
A sharp young man has been swindling the
shoo dealers of East Greenwich, N. Y., by
selling them what seemed to bo a remarkably
fine article of shoo polish, for which he asked
75 per cent, moro than tho price asked for tho
ordinary French polish. After he delivered
L thejgoodtf ancLroooived thy money it was dis
covered that each bottle contained about two
tablespoonfuls of tho polish on top of sawdust
Actor Barrett and Gen. Sherman.
Mr. Wilson Barrett, tho English actor, says
that tho most interesting man ho has met in
this country is Gen. Tecumseh Sherman.
Whon first introduced tho general wanted to
talk ubout theatres. lie lias a fondness for
| tho drama and dramatic people. But Mr.
Barrett skillfully brought him around to tho
war, and for an hour or two hod the pleasure
of listening to a most charming recital of
history.?New York Sun.
Fishing for a Tapeworm.
A Georgia paper publishes as truth the
story of a Marion county farmer who be
came satisfied that he had a tapeworm. So
ho carefully baited a littlo fishhook, tied a
short line to it, swallowed tho hook, and tied
the lino to bis buttonhole. Thon he waited
for a bite. By and by ho thought he had
ono and yanked the lino; the hook caught in
bis throat, and bad to bo dug out. Ho didn't
catch the worm.?New York Sun.
A Valuablo Vineyard.
The noted "Sunny Slopo" cstato, near San
Gabriel, Cal., has been sold to an English
syndicate for a littlo over 81,000,000. Tho
property includes tho Sunny Slope vineyard
and orange grove, 1,950 acres, of which 750
aro in vines, 155 in orange and lemon trees,
and SO in miscellaneous fruits, and cultivated
lands in grain, etc., to the extent of 1,025
acres.?Now York Sun.
I But Be Was Mistaken.
A Napa, Cal., man thought he saw a sea
serpent lin tho river there, but it was only n
solid mass of littlo fishes, each about an in-ju
j and a half long. Tho school was about fifty
! yards long and a yard wide, and hooded up
I stream. The commotion they mado was
caused by hundreds of largo fishes that were
' continually throwing themselves among and
eating up tho littlo ones. ?Chicago Herald.
An Absent Alluded Lady.
I An absent minded Now York lady, who is [
' conspicuous hi society, finished her toilet not !
j long ago for an evening at tho theatre, and as
a finishing touch drunk tho euu do cologno '
that stood on her dressing case. She was
seriously sick for over a fortnight.?New |
A Lucky Shot.
: A Sonoma, Cal., hunter sawn deer under
j a small madrono tree 200 yards uvvny. llo j
fired and missed tho deer, but hit the tree j
about six inches above the animal's head,
knocking off a splinter four inches long that
struck tho deer's head with such force as to
penetrate the skull und cause instant death.
Sampling Ilia Cider.
One of the institution j of Connecticut this
fall is the cider beat, who, pretending to bo
cut buying cider, samples tho fanners' apple
juico, gets invited to out dinner or tako tea,
I says he'll call uguin and goes on his dishonest
An Inrrea.se of Salary.
Gayarre, tho Spanish tenor, ?ixteen years
! ago got eighty cents a night for singing in a
! music hall at Madrid. Now ho has made an
engagement to sing at the opera lift., nights
I for $70,000._
He Deserved It.
Preacher Cnllahnn, of Madison, (la., lost
I ten bales of cotton by fire. His friends ere
making up a purse f'>r him. and a Heal nows
! paper says that he deserves it because ho "is
j honest, a tenant and has nine unmarried
AM, V/PEIWtfG !
Takes pleasure in announcing to his
friends and the public that his Fall Stock is
complete. Invites attention to the follow
DRESS GOODS, SILKS,
SATINS, BROCADES, VELVETS,
JACKETS. WRAPS, CLOAKS.
Jersey Jackets In Great Variety.
CALICOS THREE CENTS
SHADES AND CORNICES.
All the correct shapes in STIFF AND
Clothing to Suit the Times.
Gents' Furnishings of Every De
UNDERWEAR, NECKWEAR, tho cele
brated F. & C. COLLARS AND CUFFS,
and our 50, 75 and ?1.00 SHIRTS cannot be
beat for fit, durability and price.
SHOES for everybody in the County at
the lowest prices and of the best qualities,
and warranted to wear longer than any
body else's. Wc have them all made to
order at the factories in Columbia, New
York and Boston.
Wc also keep always at the lowest prices
all the SCHOOL BOOKS in general use.
Special rates to Teachers. Full lines of
Call and sec us, wc can jive you better
bargains than formerly, as we mean busi
ness. Don't forget to go to
! C. MAYHEW. J. M. MAYHEW.
C. Mayhew & Son,
COLUMBIA, S. C,
COLUMBIA MABBLE WORKS.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
All Kinds of
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN
Mantels, Monuments and Tablets
furnished to any design
at Lowest Prices.
Polished Granite Work, either Na
tive or Foreign, to order.
'Building Stone of all kind furnished.
Correspondence solicited with those
I in want of any work in the above line,
j Jan 7-lyr.
Watchmaker aid Jeweller,
Undei; Times am? Democrat Office,
Keeps on hand a fine Stock of
Gold and Silver Watches,
Si 1 verware, Spectacles
Cold und Silver
[leaded ('ancs, ifcc.
Also. Musical Instruments, such as
Ibinjos and Guitars,
And all other goods in tins line.
ZW A large assortment of is carat Plain
Gold Kings always in .stock.
JsgTGood warranted, and prices low.
E'or !??:?Ir :i 2 II BSurgaiil.
I PLANTATION. DISTANT
- V two miles from Port Motte. A dwel
ling house of six rooms and farm buildings
and laborers' houses upon it. Apply to
J. K. HANK,
or \\\ C. 11 AN K.
Oct. 2s- Fort Motte, S. C.
C. U. DANTZI.Elt
VfOSS & DANTZLER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Obakgebukq, S. C.
"The New Grocery"
(LIGIITFOOT'S OLD STAND. TWO
DOORS FROM DR. WANNAMAKER.)
IS RUN BY
Where he is making prices talk on
IIE IS FILLED UP ON
PAILS, &c., &c,
And an enormous lot of other goods.
With better facilities than we ever had be
fore, we are prepared to duplicate the
prices of any house in South Carolina. We
do not ask you to buy of us, but just let us
price you our goods, and we will surely put
you on our long list of customers.
Call at once at
"THE NEW GROCERY,"
A. C. LINDSTEDT
NEWLY FITTED UP STOB!
(McNAMARA'S OLD STAND.)
Where can bo found a good selec
Ice kept constantly on hand and
delivered to any part of the City, 3ft.
pounds for 25 cents.
Sept 10-1 yr_._
INSURE YOUR PROPERTY
KIRK ROBINSON, AGENT.
COMPANIES ALL FIST-CLASS AND
LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND
COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTEND
I am still selling Brick, Lime, Laths,
Hair and other Building Material.
1 am now prepared to furnish Coal and
Wood in any quantity. All orders left
with me shall have prompt attention. No
drayage charged. Give me a trial.
July 23-_KIRK ROBINSON
FOUND AT LAST. "
A PiiErAKATlON- that wilt positively cure
j that most distressing malady Neuralgia.
i "CRUM'S NEURALGIA CURE"
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
This is not a cuke am, but a Remedy, is
its name indicates, for the cure of Neural
gia in its mildest, as well as its severest
form. It will also relieve Toothache, Head
ache from cold anil nervous headache, and
bites and stings of insects.
This preparation has never been known
'?? to fail in curing Neuralgia, where the
! directions have been faithfully followed;
having been used by Lr. Crum in his prac
! tiee of Dentistry for several years. For
sale by DR. J. U*. WANNAMAKER.
in medicine Quality
is ok Tin-:
Pure Drugs ami Medicines care
fully prepared l>y experienced hand.*!
at Du. -1. G. Wanxamakku's Ditun
C. BART & CO."
Importers and Wholesale Dcaleis in
IT n TJ I T !
Are receiving by ^earner mnl rail from the
North mid West full supplies
each week of
CHOICE APPLES, PEARS, LEMONS,
1 POTATO KS, CA1J1JAOES. ONIONS,
NUT'S OK ALL K1N DS, Etc., Kit.
1 ggrOrdcrs solicited and promptly filled,
j Nov 11-Omos