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Isermon by Rev. C. W. Blanchard. be
tore the &-srendon Bap*ist Church of Manning.
S. C. June 7th b190.1
1 Cor. 6:9, 10.-"Know ye not
that the unrighteous shall not in
herit the Kingdom of God? Be not
deceived: neither fornicators, nor
idolaters. nor adulterers, nor ef
feminate, nor abusers of them
selves with men, nor thieves, nor
covetous, nor DRUNKARDS, nor
revilers. nor extortioners, shall
inherit the Kingdom of God."
I wish this morning to divert
from the usual course of the tem
perance lecturer and preach aser
mon to the individual's heart on
the terrible personal responsibil
ity that rests upon each one in
adjusting his own relation to the
use of strong drink. In the dis
course of the hour I have no ap
ology to make for the universal
crime of the manufacture and sale
of the curse, but simply want to
emphasize the individual's sin and
crime who allows himself to be
come the victim of this mis-an
thropic provision of law for his
personal downfall and utter de
struction. It will, in a very em
phatic way, help to show the en
ormity of the crime of the liquor
business, to give the operator a
casual vision of the products of
his business. So let us for the
time being concentrate o u r
thought upon the consumer of al
In this day of inventions for
human destruction a most liberal
construction must be placed upon
the definition of the term "Alco
The old processes of distills
~ion that. gave, in its simpler
form, the-drugs of destruction,
seem destined to be lost in the
new invention of processes by
which the- same ends may be
reached. More deadly to the in
ing in the ifluences that follow
- their use,are many of the drinks
offer ed the unwary insipient
DRU~irARD, which disclIaim the
proprtyor effect of alcohol.
Whtever may be the interpreta
tion of legislation and jurispr0
dence on these concoctions, the
result follows as inevitably as
the use, and it is high time the
manhood of our great country
-which is being sapped by their
use, should wake up to the facts
of the situation and obey the
voiceof that warning which hails
from the devastating trail of the
evil. Cocaine is a more deadly
posntoeveryelement of human
hsthan alcohoi. A sufficiezt per
cent of this drug can be disguis
ed into the soft drink beverages,
to destroy every vital power of
man that could be touched by the
ordinary processesof alcoholism.
They are even quickerin destroy
ing moral sensibility and in driv
ing the victim into the voluntary
lds of the crimes attendant
thereupon. By all the laws of
ethical interpretation the victim
of these habits will have to be
classed with the DRUNKARD and
share in the common judgment
of his temporal and spiritual
I shalbe most happy in my
designs this morning if I can
sound a note of warning that will
hedge about with safety the
young lives which are as yet un
fettered by the evil. I am aware
that I shall not speak directly to
the victim that is now in its
throes. Even if he were here and
could hear his shame depicted
with life-scenes of his most hor
rible experiences, there would be
only the bare hopes that moral
- strength were yet left him to
profit by it, for of all the slavish
victims of any passion, th e
DaVYKRDa presents the most
pitiable example. But you, my
young friends, are strong in the
assertion of those laws of nature
which can fight a successful bat
tle with this most insidious and
THE ETHICAL LAW OF THE AGES
IN DIVINE JUDGMENT. -
Moses was a type, in many par
ticulars, of the true anti-type we
have later found in the great
Meditator. Intercessor and Reve
lator of the perfection of the law
of God. There is discovered by
the student of the Penteteuch
and the Gospels a perfect har
mony and perpetuation of ethical
principle. There was an end of
types and symbols in the Jewish
ritual, which pointed to and pro
phiesied the coming of Christ and
the New Dispensation. Again, by
Rabbinic interpretation, there
had come to be a wide chasm of
difference in ethical enunciation
and practical response to its re
quirements. But the Christ wh
entered into perfect sympathy'
with the primary expressions of
the first law-giver, verified their
stability and perpetual obliga
It will not be amiss therefore
to compare interpretations of the
one great evil now before our
consideration by the two great
Dispensations of religious eco
The sattet of the tirst law
giver was: --If a mar have a
stubborn and rebellious son. tha1
will not obey the voice o
his father and his mother
and, though they chasten him
will not hearken unto them
then shall his father and hi.
mother lay hold on him. am
bring him out unto the elders o
his city, and unto the gates of hi:
place; and they shall say unto th<
elders of his city, this our son 12
stubborn and rebellious. he wil
not obey our voice; he is a glut
ton and a DRUNKARD. And al
.the men of his city shall stom
him to death with stones: S
shalt thou put away the evil Irou
the midst of thee: and.all Israe
shall hear and fear." (Deut., 21
You will readily see that drunk
enness was placed among th
worst of crimes in Israel. Th<
very mother and father of th
victim were to be the plaintitf:
and witnesses, and all the peopl
executioners, that Israel migh
be rid of a terrible evil.
The New Dispensation enter
its statute in the language of th,
text and other similar passages
In the former, judgment was cor
poral and immediate. In the lat
ter the victim was to shar<
the living tortures conse
quent to its poison. an
abide the assignment of eter
nity's curses. The first with th
last tiught the same inevitabli
lessons of temporal and Enal rain
and served to school the living 1
the displeasure of the Creator i
such vile perversion of the right
of his creatures. To the Hebrew
the awful fear from example wa
necessary. To us the revelatioi
is more perfect and the moni
tions of the spirit warn by rever
sion to the mandates of law.
In whatever stage of the hf,
of the caeature, in the dispensa
tion of Divine RIevelation, it i:
woe, woe, woe, to the DRUNKARD
Whatever may be the curse of thi
machinery that furnishes his op
portunity and temptation, a
though it would have no part 1
the final sentence of justice, th<
DRUNKARD is wholely account
able for himself.
It would be a great nistak<
not to notice in the New Dispen
sation the divine estimate o
the sin of drunkenness, from thi
association it is given with othe:
evils; - "FORNICATORS, IDOLA
TORS, ADULTERERS, THIEVES
COVETOUS, DRUNKARDS, REVIL
ERS AND EXTORTIONERS!" Hov
can any human heart justify oi
fellowship a sin that is classe<
with such associates by the cod4
or Divine justice?
Apart from the legal-aspact o
the drunkard, I want us now t<
look at some of his real experi
ences in life.
.LI THE DRtUNKARD'S HEART.
"Out of the heart are the is
sues of life," Nothing can ser
iously affect human life that findi
no inlet to the heart. As th<
physical organ is the enginery a
circulation and. distribution o
things that nourish or destro'
bodily life; so the heart is the on<
organ of the spiritual nature
which must be entthralled in sir
before Its deadly power can reacd
any or all of the elements of life.
It will be found that the heart o:
the drunkard, the throne of his
powers, suffers the infection oj
-(a) First of all he will find thal
his heart is at variance
with the law of God. That plac
id sentiment which issues fronr
the first and second great com
mandments is a stranger to the
heart of the drunkard. In con
temptuous hate for all that is
virtuous and pure and true his
prostituted heart rles with re
setment to law, whether statu
tory or ethical, and disobligel
every agency of his personal
safety and real comfort. It is
~deadly poison that enters and
corrupts the very citadel of lift
and liss, and sends from il
strams of discord and defilemen1
to every limitation of nature.
(b) The drunkard's heart is il:
at ease with environment. Thai
beautiful correspondence whicl
was arranged in the psychic or
der of his nature has been so dis
turbed by the entrance of this
new and strange element, thal
disorder and disassociation reigns
where it would be most natura:
to expect correspondence. It i:
thisrupture of the sublime rule
of nature which makes his hearl
(c) Irritable, and the prey o
The normal condition of a civ
ilized human heart is peaceable
sociable, polite and clever in ob
servance of the laws of gentility
But, infiamed by the poison o
alcohol or narcotics, self-respec
is dethroned and the whole na
ture becomes a' prey to depravei
With or without provocation,
it fights with poignant weapons,
wounding everything that stands
within the reach, and, strange tc
say, the nearer the object by nat
ural affinity the greater the pas
sion to bruise and ruin. Filia
obligations and regard are lost
Paternal position and its stupen
dous requirements are despised
and ignored. Conjugal laws and
restraints are broken with spec
al delight, and the greater thc
injury inflicted, the greater thc
gratiicationi of the call to thc
bestial in him that has beer
aroused by the abnormal enslave
ment of the passions to sin, Fes
tering under the terribie strair
of this demoniacal passion
(d) the human heart becomesa
veritable laboratory of hiei.
Every demon of the region o.
darkness finds a place and ma
terial for doing his part in thc
drama of human sins. Moral de
generacy brings the erstwhile
truthful lips to lie, honest heart
to steal, humane spirit to delight
in cruelty, and quiet life to rage
with murderous design and act.
The whoie course of nature is set
tice and make a mock of the most I
sacred bonds of human virtue. If <
the heart of the drunkard could ;
be analyzed there would be found I
in it the very alchemy of death
and all that leads to indisoluble
ruin and woe. It would present 1
I a kaleidoscopic vision of the ves- 1
tibule of hell. Oh, living man, <
thou who wast made in such re
splendent honor, environed by
every material needed for the re
1 firement of those noble gifs for
- the bliss of time and eternity,
I! heed not the provocation of evil
environment to curse your life in
) time and eternity by the bane of
I alcoholism: "Keep thy heart
I with all dilligence, for out of itl
are the issues of life."
II. TH!E DRUNKARD'S HOME.
Home is the oldest institution
of Divine creation. It is there
fore the first in cardinal impor
tance. Before the church in or
der and importance is the home.
t In its ideals. it nearest approach- I
;es in model the celestial abode.
It is God's greatest effort to paint
on moral vision the realities of
the invisible, immortal familv o'
I "the just made perfect." 1. nat
ever lowers the tone of home life
and sanctity. and causes to ig
nore those influences which make
fo- its betterment and model of
the "Home Eternal in the Sky,
is a sin against one of the high
est privileges of human fellow
ship. It can find no amelioration
for its crimes, either in this world
or the c ae to come.
One has only to visit the home
of the drunkard to find what
havoc his deeds have wrought to
all that is high and holy in the
2 outlook of the design of bis crea
tor. The drunkard's home
(a) Is at best an intolerable
I makeshift, and not the place and
I the thing,. his once sober man
hood promised to those who con
tided their every prospect in time
and eternity to his care. Who
has seen the air of disappoint
tuent that lurks in every appoint
nient of the drunkard's home, but
bewails with a burdened heart
the murdered hopes and aspira
tions, that must have once tilled
its inmates' hearts? Unkept. im
provident, unprotected in the de
fense of those finer qualities of
life which it was the right of
each member to expect and claim
r as a birth-righ1. The sickening
vision will not die, but live on
and on to haunt the waking hours
with the scenes of wreckage
which alcohol has wrought, with
not a single architect in all the
world to repair and restore the
loss. How can observant man
f hood gaze upon the scene and
turn away and offer his own home
and honor on such a consuming
altar of shame and ruin?
(b) The drunkard's home is,
day by day, a panoramic exper
ience of murdered ambitions, dis
appointment in natures promised
share in life's attainments, andI
the mournful sobs of the dying
Shopes of dependent ones.
It is a process of dying more
horrible than that portrayed by
Dickens in solitary imprison
ment. The assassin wields his
deadly blow and the dying are
1soon dead and beyond the horri
ble agony of its frightful ordeal.
The assassin himself is broughtto
Sspeedy judgment for his crime
and the turbulent waters are
bsoon quieted over.
But the inmates of the drunk
ard's home are often in the dying
struggle for months and years
with not even death as a friend
to mitigate their pains. When
-the deed is done, after the cruel
process, the murderer is follow-'
ed to the graves of his victims by
a mourning procession whichi
rather commiserate his apparent <
earthly loss, than afflict him for <
his thrice murderous crime.
Compared with the awful sin
of his life ini the blighting ofa
hopes and hearts of his loved
ones, the assassin's deed is not
for once to be considered.
(3) The drunkard's hom-e is a
picture of disappointmein, (yea, I
the very think itself,)and the em-<
bryonic assemblage of the hell
that is to be. Every member of
the household is impelled to take<
part in the drama. Innocence and
iguilt alike are the victims of the1
sufferings entailed, and heaveni
only will reveal the story of the<
afflictions that harrow the lives1
of the inmates thereof.1
All the revenue of the ages
from the manufacture and sale of<
of liquor will not atone for the I;
~sufferings of one lone wife or1
mother who has lived her days
in a drunkard's home. The ,eon
der of the ages will be that a ra-I
tional being that is possessed of
the knowledge of the way, will
voluntarily subject himself to
such self-destruction and utter1
ruin to all that his life shouldi
bless. When the master artist
has pair.ted the picture and ex<
hausted his skill in blending the<
hues and tints of mental.spiritual
and bodily anguish that is all but
too real in the drunkard's home,
it will yet be an unfinished por
tr-ait, and much will not be known 1
except by the suffering experi- t
ence of the inmates of the same.
IWhen these things are contem
plated as the fruit of an individ- t
ual's recreance and sin, one is
coastrained to cast an earnest
refiection upon what must inevit-;
III. -rml: DINUKxAR'S iIoi':.
(a) Isolation from wholesome.,
human society. One of the assur
ances~ of perpetual civilization is '
the salvage of social contact.
This dynamic force ha~s to) be sea-c
soned with the salt of lofty aims.
to direct its missives tow~ard the!
coal of virtue, truutii and right
eousness. The drunkard without t
loosing the potent ialitv of the I
force misdirects its aim, and be
comes the pitiable viction of self t
imposed isolation. Nobody is fonda
of his association because it con
taminates rather than elevates. i
:'.'danle he tbes of the resent- Is
nent he feels that civilized so
;ietv is aiming at his course and
ssigns his place without the
imits of its service. His own
:urse is a bequest to his family.
mnd who can tell the struggle it
.akes for the ambitious child of
;he drunkard to break the wall
)f social ostracism built against
rm and toget in the currents that;
ead onward and upward. This is
i law that for reasons one may
leplore, but the preservation of!
human society demands the pre
maution. It would be suicidal for
the race to disregard the decree.
(b) The next looked for herit
age of the drunkard is the wreck
age of body, mind and soul. in
verselv is the order of its work,
for the higher organisms of life
are the first to suffer in the con
flict with sin. -Whoredom and
wine. and new wine take away
No drunkard shall enter the
kingdom of God. The records
will show that 50 per cent
of the inmates of our
asylums for the insane are there
and in that condition from the
use of alcohol. How many of
the diseases that prey upon hu
man life are due to the use of al
cohol will not be known till eter
nitv reveals it. but it is enough
to know that an enormous per
cent of human suffering is the
heritage of this crime.
(c) Again, the inevitable fate
of the drunkard is poverty and
want in the very harvest season
of life. He is sowing wild oats
when it is allotted to him to seed
down the field with what will
make him a profitable supply in
the harvest season. From mid
dle life to old age when his gar
ners ought to be tilled for the
exigencies of the evening. he is
stricken with poverty, discom
fort and shame. One only needs
to cast about him to see whither
the way of the drunkard leads.
One of the greatest strokes of
his poverty is the possession of
a thirst insatiate that only in
creases with his capacity to
(d) Another prospect before
him is a degraded household and
an accursed posterity. He trans
mits, as well as his poverty, the
proclivities and degeneracy of
his sin. There is nothing for
him to expect but the harvest of
his sowing. "Whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap."
His iniquitous living has visited
its curse upon the generation
that follows him. The drunk
ard's hope is the wreckage of his
(e) Last of all, he looks for
ward to his personal damnation.
In their extreme struggles with
the demon I have been called
upon to encourage them that, in1
that dying state from the curse
of the evil, there was hope of
redemption if they or-ly trusted
in that emergency to the mercies
of God in Christ Jesus. It is
ot for mec to say how that, out
of sight of human power to in
erpret God's mercy, there is1
power to save one in such a con
lition, but I only k-now that the
:>fer of such mercy has not been
ommitted to us. The mandates
:f the last revelation, the new
:ovenant is, that no drunkard
shall entar the kingdom of
teaven. I can preach this with
~uthority but I would pervert
be truth and degrade my call
ng did I say aught to the drunk
rd than that he must be eter
aally lost if he dies an unrepent
nt drunkard. This leads to
:onclude with a remark upon
IV. THE DRUNKARD's HELL.
I'he inquiry will naturally be. is
t tobe expected that it will be
jiferent with the drunkard from
>thers that go there? "Hell is
t place and why not all fare
tlike in the place?" Yes, there
-ill, no doubt, be a difference,!
or hell is a condition as well as
Splace. If the philosophy of
>reparation has anything to do
vith ends then there must be a:
ifferened in the condition of in
lividuals who go there. It will
nake the idea clearer to notice
(a) That in this life the whole
yourse of the drunkard is de-1
tructive. He has spent his days
hat should have been used in
2plifting and bettering the con
lition of the world, in over
:hrowing and upsetting the laws
hat would accrue to his ownt
nd universal good. If the law1
>f retribution is eternal and im
nutable, and all believe it is.
~hen in the life to come
(b) the drunkard will not only
eap his personal damnation, but
suffer the fruits of his sins, inci
lent to his works, in the wide
~pread influence it had upon oth
~rs. Revelation is clear that
here will be, and are, degrees1
n hell. Then the drunkard who
as broken the hearts of loved
nes and carried them in the!
:urrent of his degradation must
e the greater sufferer when he
sees them come hounding him
lown with their curses in the
Lbyss of woe. Far beyond the
ales of his earthly home will~
here be the crowding witnesses
>f his evil life, playing about
iim through endless cycles, tol
orent him over tho curse of
ls influence which led them to
-in and to hell.
(e) It begins in his life exper-i
mes. As if hell was not big
iough and lts duration long
mough to mete out his deserts,
ie begins in life to receive thet.
ages of his sin. Did you ever
and by the bedside of a dying.
runkard and read the psychic
~tory of his last earthly expei
me? We are told that " the
~ting of death is sin." Then;
he sufferiings of that terr-ible
iour must be the ar-ousing of
he consciousness of the dyingone
o the terrible tragedies of life
.nd its fruitage. It must be the
elirium of life's panoramic vis
on which helps him just then in
trn eality to revie the cnn
sequence of ir m i ol ret.
lion :rainst goodL A, he ies c
the d ath conell j". iiihr
tiat relentless foe. ti is 'i:
for the crowding witnesses
his years to whisper in his a
most inaudible ears the miistakt
of his misspent days. ;,old he
sCel to Stretch upon his cOut'
and groan the wail of the dyin
as though remorse was ervim
for a new chance to change ti
experience.which is not grante<
Death gathers a new grip. takin
its victim throu-h the valk
and shadows of the smoking' cit
where lie is allowed to seo at I
e'ed around him th- iouiseiiol
of (isappointimnl.t whose .ruin I
has wroughmt. with vision <
their poverty, homel'ssnes. ra
awi disapintment. A wife wi
has long since preceded him 1
the death valley returns anl r
views to him her once happy ar
hopeful prospect whio-h lie iln
blighited by de-bauche'ry. :r
again lie sighs with -roanin
and pains: see his contortI
muscles twiv:h in horror of ti
view. Death, still holding hi
fast to his task. there come no
from the in fernal region the pa
faces of all the ruined. damn'
souls that were ensnared ar
sent down to the pit by his ev
inhluence. to work their last e
fort of torment in the consig
ment of his spirit to its rewar<
The wife whose spirit had be(
broken and soul abandoned
sin by reason of his abuses. no
comes back from the region
the damned, and stalks befoi
him in ghastly form: she placi
her cold, icy hands upon h
forehead and whispers in h
ears, "Curses on you for i
own damnation.'' The -do
children who had been spiri
crushed in life and influenced
lead a life o sin and depravi
by his deeds, now return
ghastly vision and. cluste2rii
around his struggling form, 1:
their awful accusation again
him. Then the departed spiri
of those whom he had influenc
in life to follow his example,
turn make their visit to the d
ing couch of the miscreant to a
cuse him and condemn him fo
his life deeds: and each tin
this sting of death plies his p(
sonous fang: the victim rag,
with new agony, till the woi
is done and the vestibule
cleared by the actual entran
into the fellowship of etern
darkness and woe.
I was called upon once
witness the death of a your
man who was led to it by ale
hol. His mother and sistA
were Christian women. I ha'
never understood how they su
vived the scenes and experienc<
of that hour. As he was in tI
agonies of that ordeal we ask<
if he would like an iuterest
our prayers: he insisted that
would be of no use for he w:
already damned. What I ha'
rehearsed as a dying experien<
of the drunkard, he made ele:
by audible enunciation. Whi
strong men held his demo
possessed body to await the d
parture of the spirit, he wou
tell his mother and sister he w:
in hell, and that he felt its vei
tires gathering about him. H
last words were:
"I am dying and I am ente
ing a drunkard's hell."
There is time today to tal
warning, my friends, and set
that refuge which is only four
in total abstinence from the th
use of the curse, and a life
trust in the Redeemer. M1ay H
Spirit impel you.1 decision no
and save you through all etc
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DAYS OF THE WEEK.
At One Time They Wore Designat
Meruly by Numbers.
Formerly the days of the week we
numbered one, two, three. four. 13
and six, beginning with the sabbat
Even now the custom stRil preva
among certain modern Greek..
Slays and the Finns. Many old fis
oned and orthodox Quakers. partie
arly in the north of England. still ho
to this custom, which was the com:iml
one in the days of the apostles am
down to the fourth century as well:
usual among the Jews and the A1rnl
The orthodox Quakers use the nurnx
Ical system in preference to the ort
nary on the ground that the gods at
goddesses, from whom the names we
taken, were not of the highest respect
bility in point of mornis.
The week was originally only a co
venent quarter of the lunar mont
hence it began on Monday. or mot
day. Th'e Italins still call Mond:
the nlra and Sunday the seventh di
of the week. Tuesday is derived fro
the Norse Tiw, who correspo.ndedl
Mars, the god of war, a most disreput
ble person in the eyes of Quaker
Thursday was Thor's day, Thor bel:
a god warrior who was morally no be
ter than he ought to be. Wedlnesda
again, was Woden's day. Woden beit
the god of battle rage. The Rlomat
called this day Mercury's. Fridey w:
supposed to be the luckiest day of t1
week-for women. It was called afte
the Norse Frija, the goddess of lov
and Is the best day for weddings. F,
the pagan Romans it was also the da
of Venus, though the Christian Romnaz
called It the day of 111 luck becaut
Christ had been crueified on that da;
Saturday was called after Saturn. au
Sunday was known to the Christiarm
as resurrection or sun day.
The weekt of seven days was limpor
ed from Alexandria Into Greece an
into Italy about the time of Chris
The Greeks had previously divide
their month into sets of ten days. t
Romans into sets of eight days. thxre
and a half sets being equal to ou
A VALUABLE WtEED.
The Teasel That is u:;ea t- Rase the
Nap on Cloth.
Our readers who evx'-r saw a tease!
(epelled also tenzei and teazk a.d
even tassel) can Imagine a !;r c.ae or
s "swamp cattail," s.-t all over with lit
1tle stiff hooks. It is the lur ttr tas
sel or i'lower head or thisUe t,-p) of
the plant dipsacus. and so identitled is
It with cloth dressing that this ust of
It =ave it Its botanical name, iDipsacus
fullonum, or fuller's teasel.
However familiar to people who live
In lands where the teasel is extensive
Y 'g rown the fact may bet that the
prickly heads of that plant are i d1er
saUy sed to raise the np" 1 -: th. a
multitude (of persns in his country
probably never heard of it aind will ie
astonished to learn In what ,no.rmous
quantities the pla:nt is raised.
In France alone several thoiusand
acres of land are exc!usively dev'.ted
to the cultivation of the teasel. French
manufacturers use many thousand dul
lars' worth of the prickly heads and
export thousands of tons of them. val
s ed at perhaps millions of dollars.
Hundreds of tons are produced in Atus
tria. England. Belglum, Poland and
I The prickies of the tense! have a
small knoh: at the e::d. and this. mount
I I ed on ni elastic stem and set with
great precision -n the central spindle.
affords a lIttie bruh, .nch. it Is said,
as the ut mot st :anical skill has
- never been able to rivail. :t all events
I- at the same price.-New York Herald.
ni A LOST MINE.
The Tragic Legend That Is Associated
With Bald Mountain.
The legend of a lost wine has given
to Bald mountain, in Placer coun:y.
Colo.. a fascinating interest for pros
pectors. Tradition Is that early In the
fifties of the last century three men
disappeared fromt an immigrant party
. going over the old Cap trail. Search
t- for them was without avail. and they
O were finally reported dead by the
n Where or how they wintered no (one
knows, but the following spring, rag
ged. shoeless and demoralized, they
filed into Michigan Bluff. Their llan
kets were converted into sacks. and
with them they brought gold dust to
(1 the amount of $10.0l) or $1.000.
in Spending but a single night within
V- the confines of civilization and giving
e no information as to the location of
)r their large claim. they were followed
e on their return trip. and a few weeks
- a Lter their murdered bodies were found
in one of the dreary canyons that scar
the face of the desolate peak.
Since then many a man has sought
Is this lost mine, but apparently Its im
: munity Is as certain as that of the
al trcasure of Captain Kidd.-Philadel
phis North American.
. The fashion of building houses with
the entrance doors practically on a
level with the street gives the observ.
le Ig stroller on Fifth avenue some hu
morous glimpses of butlers on duty.
_S In the house of one of -he most fash
ie onable families in town the butler can
d be seen standing behind the bronze
n grill and glass doors staring disconso
t lately out at the passing throng for
most of the afternoon, while across
-the street from this house the same
ekind of an entranceway often dis
ecloses a glimpse of a functionary of
tthe same class seated in a poetical at
Ic titude by a circular marble table, his
-l head supported by his hand. Outside
e et a hospital they are probably the
id saddest lookIng men in New York.
s New York Press.
isThe Gordian Knot.
Whleni one of Uncle Sam's sailor's, a
man named Gbordon. formerly serving
on onte of our vesse!s in a West Indian
sqjuadron, was take:: to the Naval hios
e pital in Waishinigton he descrIbed with
kgrewsomfe vividness to his companions
dthere his atdventure with a shark off
e one of the islands in the West Indies.
"I * had jest fell over the bulwarks,"
said the able seaman. "'when along
comes a big shark an' grabs me by the
"What did ye do then. mxatey"' ask
ed one of the piatients.
"I never disputes none with sharks,"
said the sailor. "I let him have the
he leg."-IIarper's Weekly.
A Composer's Compliment.
SWagner once said he* would prefer
to go to Vienna to hear the waltzes of
Strauss to hearing Italian opera. On
a birthday of Mmne. Strauss somec years
ago she had as guests many celebrated
musIcians. She passed around a fan
Son which the different composers and
play'ers were writing their names and
excerpts fronm compositions of their
own. When it reached L'rahms he
penned the first measure of the "Blue
Danube" waltz and sIgned beneath,
"Not. I regret to say, by your devoted
friend Johannes Brahms.'
re "Say, paw," said little Rtollo, "why
e do they call George Washington the
. father of'hIs country?"
is "I dunno, son, unless it was beeause
shis country kept him hustling to keep
h. it out of trouble and then came to
ulook at him as a sort of old fogy
awhose advice didn't amount to much
SNights of Unrest.
e No Sleep, No Rest, No Peace for
athe Sufferer from Kid
%nucney Troubles. a~t
n Nopeac forthe kidney ,a:Terer'
y l'ai and istress from morn tomn.
y GJet up w.ithx a lame back
T Iwinges of backatche bother' youa
D)u!! aching breaks your rest a: night.
Sl'rinary disorders add tovyour misery.
S Ge: at the cause --eure the kidneys.
Do an's Kidney Kills will work th:
r Tnev're for thme kidney, only- -
Have made great cures in.ani
s .Mr.. .M. i'. l'ip~kin. Crc St.. .an
nin;: S C'.. says: "*I s:2ered from dull,
nagi:f b~ ackachies :ad had dist:ressin'
e an "trougzh myv kidineys. I was.er
retesat nig'ht adi h onn
fel Uie and lanod. havitno u
by ovo frequent pasa;;es of th kidne
asecreions. I a: length rea au tyt Dian'
Kidney Pils and. procurin' a ha 1 be
an their s:. direced. I dec'e
reat 'elief froma thi' re'ed',. The *e-:
ra"'heid ad are-twl aen
heitation m recomment'u I:: I Mi:' I
' ney Pili. ' t ayone suming f'''ro back
t. ache or' ktlmme' weakae.
dI ,,or.i bleall dealer". I'rice ~.ce:
l'Foster-.\ilbura ('i).. u:Tale Ne York
so.-ag"~ for' :t 1' ntd e
Clothes l Clothes
SCtU BROS. 4 Co.
The prices we have on our Clothing are the biggest money
na virr, vent ever offered the people of this section. You can see
our prices, and then the goods they repesent, then compare them
with the regular retail prices that is all that is necessary to con
vince. Comparison is the only true test of value, our aim in busi
ne'ss is to treat all customers in such a manner that they will come
aain. and come often.
The Shoes for the new season are ready for your choosing.
Any particularly good thing in a Shoe that you may be wanting,
are ribht sure to find here. Crossett Shoes comes to us from the
mx.akers that best know how. Everything in high or low cut
im-odels. Patent. Colt and Vici. Gun Metal. Calf, and other good
l-eathers. conservative styles. the extreme natty models.
$2.50. $3.00. $3.50. $4.00. $4.50 and $5.00.
We don't expect to sell all the Shoes sold in town. but we
expect to s.ll and do sell the best Shoes sold in town.
Dry Goods Department.
Special prices throughout this department.
Perca!. the vard, 9c. Wash Fabric, the vard, 6c.
Curtain Swiss. the yard. 5c.. 10c. and 1: 1-2c.
Good Ginghams. the yard. 9c. Good Lawn, the
yard, 4 1-2c. Victor Madras. the yard, 9c. Gal
atea. all colors, the yard, 15c. and 20c. Black
Lawn. the yard, 10c. Bordered Muslins, the yard,
7 I-2c. Dress Linens. all shades, the yard, 20c.
and 25c. Pillow Tubing. the yard, 20c. Cnam
bray, the yard, 8 1-3c. Good Bleach, 6c., 8 1-3c.
and 10c. Calico, the yard. 5c., 6c., etc.
Everything in Silks. Wool Goods, Serges. Mohair.
Sheeno Silk, Flaxon, Lingerie, Linen, Linenette,
Check Dimities, Long Cloth, Nainsook. Umbrel
las, Parasols, Ladies' Waist, Embroideries, Laces,
Hose, Gloves, Belts, Ribbons, Belting, Rugs,
Fans. Handkerchiefs, Etc.
Read the above prices and consider for yourself tha t..s is
the place to buy your goods. Six bargain days to thea week.
Something doing everyday.
The Young Reliable,
J. H. RI BY.
but we sell goods much
cheaper than you can
buy at any sale, for the
simple and sound rea
-We havne no expenses of advertising. have
no leaders at less than cost to make up dol
!ars on other goods by schenmes. Our Fall
Stock comecs in daily in large volumes and
w e nee~d the room. We also can use the
m'oney to good advantage to buy goods for
eash' for less money. For all these reasons
w~e offer u r entire Summ~er Stock at such low
prices that no saie can match it.
It is well- known to all our patrons that we
alway.s are in posimtion to buy our goods at
lower nigures andi we cani afford to sell almost
at such prices some merchants cannot buy.
This has been proven many times and we are
ready to prove it to you at any time. rust
a trial at our store will convmece you.
*. *. \LRASNOFF,.