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DR. TALMAGE'S SUNDAY SERMON.
How We May Become Rich Through
the Poverty of Christ.
Tzrr: "Ye know the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ. that, though le ucas rich, yet
for your sakes He became poor."--II Corin
That all the worlds which on a cold win
ter's night make the heavensone great glitter
are inhabitantless is an absurdity. Philoso
phers tell us that many of these worlds are
too hot, or too cold, or of too rarefied atmo
sphere for residence. But, if not fit for
human abode, they may be fit for beings dif
ferent from and superior to ourselves. We
are told that the world of Jupiter is changing
until it is almost fit for creatures like the
human race, r.nd that Mars would do for the
human family with a little change in the
structure of the respiratory organs. But that
there is a great world swung somewhere, vast
beyond imagination, and that it is the head
quarters of the universe and the metropolis of
immensity, and has a population in numbers
vast beyond all statistics, and appointments
of splendor beyond the capacity of canvas, or
poem, or angel to describe, is as certain as
the Bible is authentic. Perhans some of the
astronomers with their big telescopes have
already caught a glimpse of it, not knowing
what it is. We spell it with six letters and
pronounce it heaven.
That is where Prince Jesus lived nineteen
centuries ago. He was the King's son. It was
the old homestead of eternity, and all its
castles were as old as God. Not a frost had'
ever chilled the air. Not a tear had ever
rolled down the cheek of one of its inhab
itants. There had never been in it a head
ache, or aideache _or a heartache. There
had not been a funeral in the memory of the
oldest inhabitant. There had never in allthe
land been woven a black veil, for there had
never heen anything to mourn over. The
passage of millions or years had not wrinkled
or crippled or bedimmed any of its citizens.
All the people there were in a state of eternal
adoleceance. What floral and pomonic bright
ness! Gardens of perpetual bloom and
orchards in unending fruitage. Had some
spirit from another world entered and asked:
What is sin? what is bereavement? what is
sorrow? what is death? the brightest of the
intelligences would have failed to give defini
tion, though to study the question there were
silence in heaven for half an hour. The
Prince of whom I speak had honors, emolu
ments, acclamations, such as no other
Prince, celestial or terrestrial, Ever
enjoyed. As he passed the street, the
inhabitants tonk off from their brows gar
lands of white lilies and threw them in the
way. He never entered any of the temples
without all the worshipers rising up and bow
ing in obeisance. In all the processions of
the high days he was the one who evoked the
loudest welcome. Sometimes on foot, walk
ing in loving talk with the humblest of the
land, but at other times he took chariot, and
among the 20,000 that David spoke of his
was the swiftest and most flaming; or, as
when John described him, he took white pal
frey with what prance of foot, and arch of
neck, and roll of mane, and gleam of eye is
only dimly suggested in the Apocalypse. He
was not hke other Princes, waiting for the
father to die and then take the throne.
When a few years ago an artist in Germany
made a picture for the Royal gallery repre
senting William on the tarone, and
the Crown Prince as having one foot on the
step of the throne, Emperor William ordered
the picture changed, and said: "Let the
Prince keep his foot off the throne till I
Already enthroned was the heavenly
Prince, side by side with the Father. What a
circle of dominion! What myrmidons of ad
mirers! What unending round of glories!
All the towers chimed the Prince's praises.
Of all the inhabitants, from the center of the
city, on over the hills and clear down to the
beach, against which the ocean of immensity
rolls its billows, the Prince was the acknowl
edged favorite. No wonder my text says
that "he was rich." Set all the diamonds of
the earth in one scepter, build all the palaces
of the earth in one Alhambra. gather all the
pearls of the sea in one diadem, put all the
values of the earth in one coin; the aggregate
would not express his affluence. S es, Paul
wsrisat solomon had in goM oco00
and in silver ?1 029,000,377 sterling. But a
greater than Solomon is here. Not the mill-;
tonaire, but the quadrillionaire of heaven. To
describe his celestial surroundings the Bible
uses all colors, gathering them in rainbow
over the throne and setting them as agate in
the temple window, and hoisting twelve of
them into a wall from striped jasper at the;
base to transparent amethyst in the capstone,
while between are green of emerald, and
snow of pearl,and blue of sapphire. and yellow
of topaz, gray of chrysoprasus, and flame of
Jam''th. All the loveliness of landscae in
foiage, and river, and ril, and all ene at
ment aquamarine, the sea of glass mingled
with fire as when the sun sinks in the Medi
terranean. All the thrill of music, instru
mental and vocal, harps, trumpets, doxo
logies. There stood the Prince, surrounded
by those who had u'ider their wings the
velocity of millions of miles in a second, rich
in love, rich in adoration, rich in power, rich
in worship, rich in holiness, rich as God.
But one day there was a big disaster in a
department of God's universe. A race fallen!
A world in' ruins! Our planet the scene of
catastrphe! A globe swinging out into dark
ness, with mountains and seas and islands,
an awful centrifugal of sin seeming to over
power the beautiful centripetal of righteous
ns, and from it a groan reached heaven.
Stich a sound had never been heard there.
Plenty of sweet sounds, but never an outcry
of distress or an echo of agony. At that one
groan the Prince rose from all the blissful
etemjacence and started for the outer gate
and descended into the night of this world.
Out of whet a bright harbor into what rough
sea! "Stay with us," cried angel after angel:
and ptnte after potenate. "NYo," said
the -r ce, "I cannot stay; I must be.
off for that wreck of a world. I!
must stop that groan. I must hush that
distress. I must fathom that way. I must
redeem those nations. Farewell, thrones and
temples. companions cherubic, saraphic,arch
angelic! Excuse this absence, for 1 will
come back again, carrying on my shoulder a
ransomed world. Till this is done I choose'
earthly scoff to heavenly acclamation, and a
cattle pen to a King's palace, frigid zone of
earth to atmosphere of celestial radiance. I
have no time to lose, for hark ye the groan
thazgrow mightier while I wait. Farewell!
"Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that, thoughi He was rich,yet for your
sakes He became poor."
Was there ever a contrast so overpowering
as that - between the noonday of Christ's
celestial departure and the midnight of his
earthly arrival ? Sure enongh, the angels
'were ouebtaenight in the sky, and a special.
meteor acted as escort, but all that was from
other worlds, and not from this world. The:
earth made no demonstrationot welcome. If
one of the great Princes of the world steps
out at a depot cheers resound, and the bands
play, and te flags wave. But for the arrival1
of this missionary Prince of the skies not a
torch flared, not a trumpet blew, not a plume
fluttered. All the music and the pomp were
overhead. Our world opened for him nothing
better than a barn door. The Rajah of
Cashmere sent to Victoria a bedstead of
carved gold and a canopy that cost $750,000,
but the world had for the Prince of Heaven
and Earth only a litter of straw. The crown
jewels in the Tower of London amount to
$15,000000. but this member of eternal
rylyhad net where to lay his head. To
know owpoor he was, ask the camel drivers,
ask the shepherds, ask Mary, ask the three:
wise men of the East who afterward
came there, young Caspar and miiddle aged
Baihnsar and old Mek-hoir. To know how poor
he was, examine all the records of real estate
in all that oriental country,. and see what
vineyard, or what house, ~or what field he
owned. Not one.. O'f v~ h t mortgage was lie
the mortgagee' ft what teneme~nt was he
the landiord. (1- whamt lease was he the
lessee? Wh<. e-. r ta d h:im rent: Not own
ing the boat on wihich h2 sailetd, or the buast
on which he rode. or :.e pillow on whish he
- slept. He hadso little estate that in order to
Spay his tax he had to perform a miracle,
putting the amount of the assessment in a
fish's mouth and having it hauled ashore.
And after his death the world rushed in to
take an inrentori of his goods, and the entire:
ageaewasthe garments hehawon
sleigin them by night and travein win
them byday, bearing on them the dus~t of
the hgwyand the saturation of the sea.
Paul in my text did not go far from hittmng
the mark, did he, when he said of the mission-!|
ar'y Prince: "For your sakes he became poor?' I
The world could have treated him better it:
it had chosen. It had all the means for mak
ing his earthly condition comfortable. Only
a few years before when Pompey, the Gen
eral, arrived at Brindisi he was greeted with
arches and a costly column, which celebrated
the 12,000,003 peple whom he had kilied or
tion, and light, and cheer. something we
can take into our hearts, and homes, and busi
ness, recreations, and joys and sorrows.
Not an unmanageable gift like the galley
presente l to Ptolemy, which required 4,000
men to row: and its draught of water was so
great that it could not come near the shor'.
but something you can run up any stream of
annoyance, however shallow. Enrichment
now, enrichment forever.
Right about face! for you are going in the
wrong direction. While you are in a favor
able mood for it, enter into life. Here and
just now decide everything that makes for
peace and heaven. Agassiz says that he has
stood at one place in the Alps where he could
throw a chip into the water in one direction,
and it would roll on into the German ocean,
or he could throw a chip into the water in
another direction. and it would reach the
Black sea by the Danube, or he could throw
a chip in another direction, and it would
enter the Mediterranean by the Rhone. How
far apart the Mediterranean, and the Black
sea, and the German ocean! Standing to-day
on the Alps of Gospel privilege, you can pro
ject your soul into right currents, and it
will roll on into the ocean of life, or project
it in the wrong direction. and it will roll into
the sea of death. But how far apart the two
distances! May God help us to appreciate
more and more the momentous meaning of
of our text! The seven wise men of Greece
were chiefly known each for one apothegni:
Solon for the saying: "Know thyself:" Per
iander for the saying: "Nothing is impossible
to industry:" Chilo for the saying: "Con
sider the end;" Thales for the sain: "Sure
tyship is the precursor of ruin." And Paul,
distinguished for a thousand utterances,
might well afford to be memorable for the
saying: "You know the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet
for your sakes became poor, that ye through
His poverty might be rich."
Figured percale chemisettes are seen
in square forms, sometimes with colar
attached. When in neat patterns ihey
are very fresh and pretty, and go wei
with almost any dress re ;uiring a
chemisette. They are very inexpensive
Some of the light summer dre;ses
are made to fit accurately by discon
tinning the middle seam of the basque,
behind, just at the waist, and separ:t
ing the tails of the bas nuo there; the
latter are brought around upon the
hips and join in front. Tits gives
the basque a peculiar but not unge ace
ful appearance from behind; one unost
be careful, however, that the division
l of the seam is not premat'ure, or the
band of the skirt will be apt to show.
Liver-pads of lixivial powder in me:r
schaum cloth when worn in rublber-boots
of the feet, and
adopted by men
Coats with all
sorts of conven
i ent pockets are
among the fall
imp ort ations.
Some of them, as .
in gentlemen's h,:
*coats, are placed I
in the back :~' ~',
pleats. The abov e '.'I-,.,j
coat and hat are '~*t\".
the first foreign ,'
intimations of dy.Qi
autumn styles.' I.. .
N ecklaces of
wet snails worn
bias will prob
ably prevail in haut-ton circles during
the month of January.
In children's dres~ses plainness~ andJ
simplicity have be
gun to rule, and
this, strange to say,
is more especially
the case with re
grd to those de
' signs which are of
P'arisian o r i gin.
*The change is anl
~ ~ advance in the
S right direction.
*' ~ Although la d ies'
~ ~ costumes may be
able to support a
je ! great amount of
I i trimming and elab
oration, and may
be of the richest
being open to any
BAWL DRESS. criticism which is
not admiring, still these th ngs arc not
true of dress for the little ones.
-Little blue sailor suits in the popul
lar flannel serges, and trimmed taste
fully with white or gold brail. are
charming for wear at the seaside, ei!h~er
for boyvs or girls. They are to be made
with kilted skirts, having plain front
panels upon whic h, at pleasure, de .iees
in floss silks or braid can be worked.
Blouse waists are of course necessary.
and if the suit be for a girl a widely
opened collar filled in with a linen
chemisette looks very jaunty. The o -
dinary broad sailor collar is worn.
Nephritical fabrics are becoming ob
Ideographic stamping in linens is
quite the rage. It originatcd in
This costume of dark blue, figured
with horse-shoes of red, has a ple d.!e
v oke and full sleeves of scarlet. It is
equally pretty in cotton, wool or silk
IThe First Nitrbt of an Actresis.
Renee was not a success on the
boards. When the curtain rose for the
first scene of the p'lay which had been
written for her, she looked like a per
fe tly good little Circe in the midst of
deliberately wicked swine. She was
fascinating and sweet, and her support
was third-rate and coarse. A villain
who was a villain, and a lady friend
whom Renee would not have bowed to
on the street, struck a chill at once
upon the audience. Renee herself
showed unavoidable crudities, althou~gh
shot over by beams of promise which
time alone could bring to supremacy.
Besides, the child had not obtained her
full magnetic growth; she looked slight,
and did not fill the stage, small as it is,I
with her presence. Applause that is'
not genuine is the worst dee in the
world. We all helped toward Pence's
destruction~ by encoros. At last she
became angry, and nected ten times
better, and we really had some hiopes
for her; but nex't day the newspaiper
critecs were very elever over it alt, and
it was clear that the eirl's career was
begun, as all are, at~ the foot of the
ldder.-Mrs. R~ose Hlawthornc La
triumphal robesinthe Senate. The world had
applause for imperial bu: chers, but buffeting
for the Prince of Peace. Plenty of golden
chalices for the favored to drink out of, but
our Prince must put his lips to the burkct of
the well by tiae roadside after he had begged
for a drink. Poor' Born in another man's
barn and eating at anut hiert man's table, and
cruising the lake in another man's tishing
smack, and buried in another man s mauso
leum. tour inspired authors wrote of his
biography, and innumerable lives of Christ
have been publishe I. but he composed his
autobiography in a most compressed way.
He said: "I have trodden the wine
press alone." Poor in the estimation
of nearly all the prosperous classes.
They called him Sabbath breaker, wine
bibber, traitor, blasphemer, and ransacked
the dictionary of opprobrium from lid to lid
to express their detestation. I canthink now
of only two well to do men who espoused his
carse-Nicodemus and .Joseph of Arinathea.
Hi< fr tis for :ae most part were people
whu, in that ciunata w'here orhthd:ny yr in
flammation of the eyeball sweeps ev-r and
anon as a scourge, hal boeinc blind, sicd
people who we're ansi-:.s to get well, and
tronuled people in wLos - Imy there was
some one ea 1 or 'in . Ih had a purse
at all it was e:notv. ":- we would ::'ve hearc
what was d' ne wxith 1:w- contents at the pos1
nor-tem. Por Tice pietoa in tih' dove cote
t'e rabb t in ''.i urrow,. t :e si worm in :t:
cocoo. the tbe- in its hir, i. btte provide<
for, b'tt'r oir. bett r shlte el. Aye, the
hrn'e creation h:ts a homne on earth, whicl
C~hrist ba. nut.
\u. the k-s l io. tine
tI:' th: w i ot hof . : e
jralmost with eagle pinion
O'er the Alps the cbamois oam,
Yet he has some sm:.1 d >mi ~on
Which no doubt ne calls his home.
But the Crown Prince of all heavenly do
minion had less than the raven, less than the
chamois, for he was homeless. Aye, in the
history of the universe there is no other in
stance of such coming down. Who can couni
the miles from the top of the throne to the
bottom of the cross? Cleopatra, giving
banouet to Antony, took a pearl worti
$1l0l0,000 and dissolved it in vinegar and
swallowed it. But when our Prince. accord
ing to the evangelist, in his last hours tool
the vinegar, in it had been dissolved all thi
pearls of his heavenly royalty. Down unti
there was no other depth for him to touch
troubled until there was no other harass
ment to suffer, poor until there was no othei
pauperism to torture. Billions of dollar.
spent in wars to destroy men, who will fur
nish the statistics of the value of that pre
cious blood that was shed to save us? " e
know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that, though he was rich, yet for your sake
he became poor."
Only those who study this text in tw<
places can fully reach its power-the Hol3
Land of Asia Minor and the holy land of
heaven. How I should like some day to take
a drink out of Jacob's well, and take a sal
on Galilee, and read the sermon on the Moun1
while standing on Olivet, and see the wilder
mess where Christ was tempted, and be some
afternoon on Calvary at about 3 olclock, the
hour at which closed the crucifixion, anc
sit under the sycamores and by the side o:
the brooks, and think and dream and pray
about the poverty of Him who came our
souls to save. But you and I will probable
be denied that, and so here, in another conti
nent and in another hemisphere, and in scene
as different as possible, we recount as wel
as we may how poor our heavenly Prince be
came. And in the other holy land above w<
may all study the riches that He left behin<
when He started for His earthly expedition
Come, let us bargain to meet each other a
the door of the Father's mansion, or o. the
bank of the river just where it rolls fron
under the throne, or at the outside gate
Jesus got the contrast by exchangiug tha
world for this: we will get it by exchangins
this world for that. There and then you wil
understand more of the wonders of the grae
of our Lord Jesus Christ who, "though h
was rich, yet for your sakes became poor."
Yes grace, free grace, sovereign grace,
omnipotent grace. Among the thousands o
words of the language there is no more queen
ly word. It means free and unmerited kind-'
ness. My text has no monopoly of the word.
One hundred and twenty-nine times does the
Bible eulogize grace. It is a door swung wide
open to let into the pardon of God all the
millions who choose to enter it.
John Newton sang of it when he wrote;
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
'Ihmt ene a wretchl like mot
Philip Doddridge put it into hymnology
when lhe wrote:
Grace: 'tie a charming sound,
Harmonious to the ear'
Heaiven with the echo shall resound
And all the world shall hear.
One of John Bunyan's great books is en
titled "Abounding Grace." "It is ail of gract
that I am saved'' has been on the lips of hun
dreds of dying Christians. The boy Samm)n
was right when, being examined for adm'is
sion into church membership, he was asked:
"Whose work was your salvation?" and hi
answered: "Part mine and part God's." Ther
the examiner asked: "What part did you do
Sammy f" and the answer was: "I opposec
God all I could, and he did tne rest!' Oh
the height of it, the depth of it, the length o:
it, the breadth of it-the grace of God! Mr.
Fletcher having written a pamphlet thi
pleased the King,the King offered to compen
sate him, and Fletcher answered: "There it
only one thing I want, and that is meir
grace." Yes, my blood bought hearers, grac<
to live by, grace to die by. Grace tha1
saved the publican, that saved Lydia, thal
saved the dying thief, that saved the jailer
that saved me. But the riches of that graci
will not be fully understood until heaver
breaks in upon the soul An old Scotch
man, who had been a soldier in one of thi
European wars, was sick and dying in oe
of our American hospitals. His one desire
was to see Scotland and his old home
and once again walk the heather of
the Highlanmds, andI hear the bagpipei
of the Scotch regiments. The night that the
old Scotch soldier died a young man, somne
what reckless but k'ind-hearted, got a com
pany of musicians to come and play under
the old soldier's wmndow, and among the in
struments there was a bagpipe. The instantl
that the miusicans b'gan the dying old matn
in delirium said: "What's thati whlat's that:
why, it's the retriments coming home. 'Ihat's
the tune; yes, that's the tune. Thank God, I
have got home once more!'' "Bonny Scotland
and Bonny Doeon" were the last words he ut
tered as he passed up to the highlands of the
better country. And there are here to-day
hundreds homesick for heaven: some becau'e
you have so many bereavements, some be'
cause you have so many temptations, some
because yen have so many ailments: home
sick, very homesick, for the fatherland of
heaven, and the music that you want to hear
now is the song of free grace, and the music
yn want to hear when you die is free grace.
and for'ever before the throne of God you
will sing of the "grace of oar Lord Jesus
Christ, who, though he was rich, for your
sakes became poor."
Yes, yes; for your sakes! It was not on a
pleasure excursion that he came, for it w'at
all pain. It was not on astronomical explor
ation, for he knew this worl:1 as well before
ie alighted as afterward, It was not because
he was cinpemed to come,for he volunteered.
It was not becauso it was easy, for he kne w
that it would be thorn, and spike, and hun
ger, and thirst, and vociferation of aingry
mobs. For your sakrea: Wipe away your
tears. To forgi.'o your' wronz-dong~to com
panionship your loneliness, to soothe your
sorrows, to sit with you by the new-made
grave, to bind up your wounds in the ugly
battle with the world and bring you home at
last, kindling up the mist-s that fall on your
dying vision with the sunlight of a glorious
morn. For your sakes: No. I wvill change
t:at. Paul will not care, aiid Christ will not
care if I c'hange it, for I must get into the
b-ssedness of the text myself, and solI say:
"For our sakes:!" For we all have our temp
tatious, and bereavements, and conflicts.
For our sakes ! We.who deserve for our sins
to be expatriated into a wo'rld as much poorer
than this earthb as this earth is poorer than
heaven, For our sakes !
But what a fruitful coming down to take
us glorionsly up' Whetn Artaxerxes was
hunting, Tirebazus, who was attending him,
showed the King a rent in his garment. The
King said: "Hew shall I mend it?" "By giv
ing it to me," said Tirebazus. Then the King
gave him the robe, but commanded him never
to wear it, as it would be inappropriate. See
the startling and comforting fact, while our
Prince throws off the habit he not only al
lows us to wear it, but commands us to wear
it, and it will become us well, and for the pov
rties of our spiritual state we may put on
:he splendors of' he'tvenly regak-mnent. F~or
mr sakes: Oh, the personality of this re
igion! Not an abstraction, not an
tch under which we walk to behol-l elabo
rate masonry, not an ice casthe like that
which Empress Elizabeth, of Russia, over
h3 years ago ordered constructed, winter
with its trowel of crystal cementing the huge
blocks that had been cuarried fronm the
rozen rivers of the north, but a father's
touse with a wide hearth crackling a hearty
THE GEflCO Bhy.L
3? a. aoonE.
[Some years ago a calico ball was advertised
to be held in Quebeo, and after the dance the
ball dresses to be given to the poor. On readicg
the announcement the following lines were
If you go to the calico bill,
And take a few steps on the floor,
And dance at humanity's call
A jig for the destitute poor,
Who, shivering, stand at your door,
A blessing, perhaps, you'll secure.
But your calico dress is too thin,
And not of much use to the old,
With lining too scanty within
To keep out the terrible cold;
Far better the dress should be sold,
And the gold
Be to the poor's treasurer told.
But if you don't care for the cost,
A woolen dress, heavy and warm,
Would shield from the bite of the frost,
And save you from future alarm;
Whilst healthy as girls on a farm,
E iry charm
You display would a sorrow disarm.
Your dress should be tidy and plain,
Befitting a charity ball,
And nothing coquettish or vain
Should make its appearance at all;
For this is humanity's call,
In the ball,
For stockings, a gown, or a shawl.
Let all the descendants of France,
And others, avoiding disparity,
As equals appear in the dance,
United together in charit3,
Enjoying health, peace, and hilarity;
Such a rarity;
So now let you have it a verity.
God is knowable but unfathonable.-Jo
Universal history is, at bottom, but the
history of great men.-Carlyle.
Men are hogs, who feed on gold; will I
throw them gold and lead them whitherso
ever 1 will?-Napoleon Bonaparte.
The character of a nation is not to be
learnt from its fine folks.-Sir Walter
Live long as you may, the first twenty
years are the longest half of your life.
Live with wolves and you will learn to
Tell me whom you admire, and I will
tell you what you are.-Saint-Beuve.
Blest work I if ever thou wert cursed of God,
What must His blessing be?-4. B. Selkirk.
It is by toil that kings govern.-Louis
If thou canst plan a noble deed,
And never flag till it succeed,
Though in the strife your heart may bleed,
What ever obstacle control,
Thino hour will come-go on, true soul !
Thou'lt win the prize, thou'lt reach the goal.
No rudeness of language can disguise
strong sense and shrewdness.-Ben: Perley
I I wish you to understand the true princi
ples of the Government; I wish them carried
out; I ask nothing more.--President Zach
This is tha last of earth, but I am con
tent.-Last words of President John
Quincy Ad ms.
I still live.-Last words of Daniel
No man forgets his native land.-John
Nature having made no slaves, all men
have an equal right to liberty.-Pope Alex
Desperate diseases need desperate reme
Controversy-tie wind by which truth is
I shall call that my country where I may
most glorify God and enjoy the presence of
my dearest friends.- Winthrop.
Folly has its corner in the brain of every
He that prays best and preaches best
will fight best.-Olirer Cromwell.
Idleness is the key to beggary.-Anony
The envious lose the enjoyment of life
by the discontent they feel at what others
Royalty is but a feather in a man's cap;
let children enjoy their rattle.-Oliv'er
Suifer anything from men rather than
sin against God.-Henry Vane's last words
to his childr-en.
EIGHT in the sanctum a creditor caine
With bill, oh, to chill, oh. "the quill," oh ;
He tried to bulldoze, but Editor game
Did will, oh, to kill, oh. that pill, oh ;
So he said : "Mr. Man, get out with that thing.
If you don't, this 'ere pop quite sudden will
Nary move ; and collector felt bullet go binzg!
To thrill, oh,.and.drill, oh, his gill. ohi!!
I"WHAT an inveterate talker Charley is!"
rears ron "I never saw his Jike.'
Fogrele: "Nor I either. 'Pon my
word, I believe he would even talk to his
wife rather than keep his tongue still."
-WATr 1s a rxer asnea a teacher. A
oright little Irisli boy raised his hand.
"Well, Mickey, what 1s it?" "Shure, it's a
hole in the kittle, mum." Perhaps he
thought she meant leak.
FinsT Actor-Have you heard of the
dreadful accident that happened to Mr.
Blank last night?" Second Actor--"No;
what is it?" "My wife eloped with him,
"WELL, here's a killing bonnet!" ex
elaimed Blobson, turning around to look
at a lady who had just passed. "Why so?"
asked his wile, eagerly. "Look at the dead
birds on it!" cried Blobson.
A Wonderful Freak of Nature
Is sometimes exhibited in our public exhibi
tIons. When we gaze upon some of the pculiar
freaks dame nature occasionally indules in,
our minds revert back to the creation of man,
"who is so fearfully and wonderfully made."
Temseis of ' is nature have been unrav
ele byD...Pierce,of Buffalo,and through
his knowledge of those mysteries he has been
able to prepare his "Giolden Medical Discov
ery," which is a specific for all blood taints,
poisons and humors, such as scrofuja, pimples,
blotches, eruptions, swellines, tumors, ulcers
and kindred affections. By arggists.
AFFLICTION 15 a school of virtue; it
corrects levity and interrupts the con
fidence of sinning.
8500 Net Called For.
It seems strange that it is necessary to per
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offering a premium to the man who fails to re
ceive benetit. And yet Dr. Sage undoubtedly
cured thousands of cases of obstinate catsarrh
with his "Catarrh Remerly," who would never
have a pplied to him, if it had not been for his
fer of the above sum for an incurable case.
ho is the next bidder for cure or cash?
A MERcHANT'S clerk calls lady shoppers
This representa a healthy life.
Throughout it~s various scenes.
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directly and promptly on the Liver, si
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TOMMY ON PUMPKN PIES.
BY MRS. A. C. PRITSCH.
- ' pise, tha oll
w a i s Wash
t h ar e hands
And put on a
- then tha role
up thare sieves
and Go fur it. i
pise, when Tha
1l1- is maid thea rite
Wa. My ma Dont make hern rite. mi
pa ses so. he sais his Muther used to
cood beet ma making Punkin pise. Mi
ma sea, shee knowes it, and shee kant
help it, And shee dont kare. theauther
Da ma maid a punkin pi. When it cun
to thea tabul, Pa sed to hur: "Yoo
didnt git enuff ginger into this here
Punkin pi; mi Muther ollwais had lots
of Ginger into her pise." then ma sed:
"O11 rite, ile tri too Bemembur it."
Neckst time shea left the ginger out A
purpus. When pa et a peece, she sed:
"mi Deer, how dus this pi sate yoo? i
rememburd yoor Instruckshuns, And
tride too karri them out fathefulli."
pa sed: "Wel, yu dun a Littel better
this Time; yoo Got a littel moar gin
ger Into it. tri to keap on Improveing
and then purhaps, after A while, if yu
tri reel Hard, yoo may Git so yu
ken maik Punkin pise moast so wel as
muther used To cood." then mi ma
sed: "there aint A speck of Gingur
cum neer This pi." Now pa ses, wim
min Is so;deseetfull, and tha's so Thick
Hedded, you kant Nevver lern em
nothing. It takes lots of aigs to maike
uokin Pise. our Hens dont la mutch
aigs. Mi Pa ses, he is going too kill
em off And ship em too Thea sitti. ma
ses, them Hens has Got as mutch rite
to liv as fea has. pa ses, its thare
Duty to la Aigs, and when tha dont do
'1heire dooty tha must di. ma ses,
moast of our hens Is so old. And tuff,
taint Bite to ship em And eckspect
fokes to Ete em. pa ses, In thea sitti
fokes Dent kno nothing, and tha wood
jest as leef Ete a old overshu, if tha
thot it was a Hen. When mi ma Cuts
a Punkin too peeses, i ollwais saive
Thea seeds too rase moar punkins
With neckst yeer. thare is A kinde of
Fish colld punkin scads. I like to Go
a fishing. me and mi Pa and mi Big
bruther Went a fishing, won da. ma
Wanted too Be tooke along. we told
Bur shee mite go, if Shee wood
bee Goode and not spoile our Funn.
shee sed, shea Wood doo that
And wee let hur go. Wea
had Middlin good Luck and ketched A
lot of punkin seads. But evvri Time
sum of us Wasent looking, ma Wcod
sling em Back intoo the Watur. mi
Pa sed: "Whare in biases is them Fish
gawn to? i thot I Had 7." then Ma
begun to Looke gilty and wea Maid
hur oan Up. mi Pa sed: "Whot kind
of A shine air yoo kutting up, hear
in This bote? what Dus this meen ?"
Then ma sed, she kalkilated them Fish
had As much rite to Liv as Wea had,
And how Wood pa Like to be yanked
out of his Nativ Elumente with a
Booke? But hur Argiments dun Hur
no good. Us fellers rode thea Bote to
shoar And maid Ma git out and shee
sot thaire on a Logg, aul alone, Till
wee got Reddi tu go hoam. She
lookd As if shea Had hur feelings hurt,
and i Felt kinder sorri fur Ma, but it
surved Hur rite. when 9,'immin dus
Rong, tha must xpect too git korrecht
ed. mi pa -ses so. punkin Pise is
moistli inaide in thee Faul of thee
veer Aftur punkins Gits ripe.
A Painter's View or Ifolland.
On many accounts Holland is most
paintable. From the point of view of
a landscape-painter purely, w:thout
reference to its figures, costumes, or
interiors, as in the following notes, it is
particularly interesting. One cannot
paint the song of birds or the roar of
an angry sea; no more can the most
vivid word-painting present the subtle
differences of color between this and
less-favored lands, or the pecul:ar at
mospheric efrects of it. Tfhe tendency
of study in Holland is to make one a
metorological painter, in distinction
from a painter of mere things, since its
chiefest char-m is in its atmosphere;
but in no way, without absolnte color,
can a rightful expression of this dis
tinctive quality be given. That which
in other lands is a cold gray, uninter
esting, often repellant, here becomes
an indefinable harmony, containing a
depth and richness or a pearly brill
iancy, opalescent, sad-an infinite vari
ety, each effect apparently more b>eau
tiful than the last. The result of this
luminous gray atmosphere is to trans
form everything, to change the bug
bear of "commonplace" into mystery,
and through its many gradations to
give as many charming muotves.
Fog and mist, which in other coun
tries painters rely upomn to add the mnys
tery to nature, are to be deplored here,
and are, fortunately, exceedingly rare.
It is not only in the distance that the
effects of this full atmosphere are felt,
but in the middle distance, and
even to the very foreground, and
it is, perhaps, one of the chief
:auses of that wonderful "tone"
which every observer of the country,
>r of pictures of it, must have no
ticed; indeed, it is from this stand
point-"tone" stand-point-that every
intelligent effort to produce a char
cteristic transcript of these motives
must be observed. It is a common
ad great error to think of Holland as
a dark or gray country-a mistake
atural to those who have never seen
it, from the prevailing character of
studies of it, which are the outcome
f the fascinating gray effects common
to no other lands, and which lead
painters to insist upon them. Light
s an individual and common
uality of the country; the
ays when its pearly tones are
ost marked are the brightest; a suf
used brilliancy is over everything, and
had the objects in nature less fine local
olor, less "tone," they might not be
ossible to paint. These days are rare;
orrowfully rare; but that they come at
1 is something to be most grateful
for. The simplicity and grandeur of
the face of nature beneath this sunless,
pearly atmosphere is a vision of vast
beauty, so reposeful, so broad, and so
hadowless, as to make one wish it
might never change, since simplicity
and nobility are qualities to be desired.
-George Hitchcock, in &-ribnler's
A Manitoban Winter.
The winter in Manitoba is stern
nough. Many say, "People don't feel
it," but this, I presume, refers to the
graveyard population. We generally
dress warmly or stay indoors, so that
there need be but little suffering. I
saw no "blizzards" equal to what I
have seen in Ontario. Uut to protect
the face from frost is too rare an
achievement, and calls loudly on in
ventive genius for help.-Plympton
wn.) C anzalWrna
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Homed ,0 fo ac of
Chroni asal Catarrh which
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SYKIPTOIU OF CATARRH
eavy headache, obstruction of the
assages, discharges falling from the head
nto the throat, sometimes profuse, watery.
md acrid, at others, thick, tenacious, mucous,
purulent, bloody and putrid; the eyes are
weak, watery, and inflamed; there is ringing
n the deafness, backing or coughing to
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Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rtemedy cures the worn
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"Untold Agony from Catarrh." 4
Prof. W. HarSata, the famous mesmerist,
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tarrh. Mdy family physician gave me up as
Incurable, and said I must die. My case ws
ich a bad one, that every day towards sun
et, my voice would become so 'hoarse I could
baeysekabove a whisper. In th mornin
my coughing and clearing ofer my throat ould
almost strangle me. By the use of Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy, in three months, Iwasawell
man, and the cure has been permanent."
"Constantly Hawking and Spitting$
T noXAs J. Bv flIG, Req., l902 Pine Strg'w
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dd spitting, aid for the last eight months
could not breathe through the nostrils. I
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Ily, 1 was advised to try Dr. Sage's Catarrh
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it to be th ny sur remedy fr carhnw
manufactured, and one has onlyto gieIa
fair trial to experience astoun results and
Three Bottles Cure Catarrh.
Eu ROBnNrS, Runyan P. 0.. Columbia Co.,
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cured a bottle for her, and soon saw that It
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