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lIlF'iVEtGHT ofk wbitii. " "
llnve you ever tnouRut of the" weight "of a
Thin falls in the henrt like the song of a
bird; ' ' '
That lilmlJeiis tlie spriugtirue of memory
That garlands with cedar the banner of
That moistens the harvesting spet of the
. ' . bfaiii, it I Mi' 1 V
hike dew-drops that fall on a meadow 'of
grairu J ... J ','
Or that nhrivels the germ and destroys the
. . fruit, -hnnV .'tu'.u'l :.-
And lies like a worm at the lifeless root.
1 saw a farmer at brjnlrfcf diy . . -Hoeing
his corn iij iftorfnl Viryf : '
An enemy csraetb a .dqubt, jn.his rye,
Discouraged the Worker' and hurried byl
The keen-edgea; blaoV of'the'faitViful hoe
DiWcff offW FaWTttr the ltmff-tortftow;
Tho weeds sprang up,nd thejt feathers
.osaed1 TflfJ ( 'JllWJ 1
Over the lield, and the crop was lost. ,
A sailor lutinehed on an' angry; bar j',
When the heuvou entombed the tnc of.
- day. " ' "' i i
Tht wind t. like, a LcuUiu , pain, " '. !'
And shook 'on '('.it Willows his yelloWftinte;
The ktorm beat down a if cursed th' cloud,
And the Waves hokl tap. if itrlpii) shroud n
Hut harkt'Verthe T-ttter trmtildl rsred
Came n wwtUtfif I'U1
A pOtl p'.INM'll
,iiud,liu, was saved
with a son j of God
Hid it 1iik lieart like, aeiu in arJod. , . "3
fi&f$&! hmftlr$ pj'oilrijnioVt' the
And the iniuic of Rhythm its magic wrought5
Feeble at first was the huppf tliriH, ;
Low win the echo' thabahswered '.'the li II 1
But a jealous friend spoke near his side,
And on bin jip the sweet song died.
A woman parsed where a chandelier ,;
Threw in (lie darkness-its poisoned spear,
Weary and foot-doie from journeying long,
She bad strayed unawares f nun the right to
' - ttie wrong.'
Angels were beck'ning her back from the
Hell and its demons eie beck'ning her in.
The tone of an u roll in, like one who for
Drew her buck, and in heaven that sweet
VTds, word! Ibey are little, yet mighty and
brave; , , ' I '
They rescue a nation, an empire save;
They close up the gaps in a ' fresh-bleeding
That sickness and sorrow, have severed
They faU'on tliepath like a fay of the sun,
TV'here the shadows of death lay so beavv
Tliev lighten the earth over our 'blessed
A word tliu will eouifwt 0 leave not, un
said. ' ;' ' : '; !( , ' ';
Atlantis,' the Lost Island.'
An ancient ami picturesque Greek
myth claimed the oxi3tei.ee of a cele
lruteil island, Atlantis, supposed to
have existed at a very early period in
the Atlantic Ocean, ( and . to , have
eventually been so thoroughly de
stroyed hy an earthquake that the
Atlantic eventually rolled over the
spot where it once flourished.
Pluto was the first to give a com
prehensive account of the island,
crediting what information he gave
to the priests of Fgypt. His story
was substantially as follows
la the Atlantic Ocean, not a great
distance from the Pillars of Hercules
(Gibraltar), was an island of greater
extent than all Asia and Africa
taken together, and in its vicinity
were other Islands, from which there
was a passage to a large continent ly
ing far beyond in the farthest West
The Mediterranean,' compared with
the vast ocean in which these islands
were situated, resembled a mere har
bor with a narrow entrance. Nine
thousand years before, this.lslancl tof
Atlantis was thickly settled and very
powerful. Tt .had conquered 'all Afri
ca even as far as Egypt, and .its away
extended over l!uVope as far as the
Tyrrhenian Sea, situated between
Corsica and Italy.'; (The further ;, pro-
gre&s pi us. conquests,- nowever, . was
checked b the Greet states.; ;
Short time a jteijjhis violent earth-
ipiae, .which continued for nearly a
day and a night, and1 was ' decomptv
n ied, by enqr moos "waves and inbnda
tiousof theea, caused the island to
sink, and for some centuries -subsequent
to this, the pea, in ,that quarter
was impassable .owingj to the, reefs
and shoals; -' '''- '
Such was the history of the land as
Plato gave it." Other ancient writers
described the' island ) as extremely
productive, protluclng wiue and grain
and fruit In abundance.; There were
extensive and rich pasture- grounds.
rich mines of both the base and the
line minerals, vast and valuable for
ests, hot and mineral springs. Com
merce was carried on on a vast scale
The land was rich and plentiful in
every way. , There , were teri king
doms, each governed by a king, who
claimed to i descended from Nep
tune, and white-winged peace brood
ed over all. There were numerous
and plcndid cities and populous
towns,The harbors shcltere vessels
that carried the products of every
Country,. then? known, and feptune
was the principal ' legislator1 and di
vinity of the people of the lost land.
There have been many theories ad
vanced and many books written on
tho subject. One theory, held in
special favor by many scholars, is
that America is the Atlantis of Tlato,
and many arguments are advanced
in support of this idea. For instance,
it is easy to connect the legend of the
lost Atlantis wiHi i 'the 'remains of a
very remofe" t-iviUzat'oh which ,'are
now found in Mexico and Central
America, where there are ruins of
citfeH the style of -whose architecture
carries us back to Pelasgic times, and
one writer states that tho 'religious
symbols 'atfU 'brhaments'1 cbhiiected
with" theserairjalnscaTrsrf oTiglyHo
njrrly the mysteries of early Greek
a'nhquity f .Those curious' remains of
a grand civilisation, arelong atiterior
Mexlcafinfnes. undi attention is
called io'thi;uri(jts cdnformatfon of
the. Americau jcontihcnt nlonir the
shorts of the Gulf 'of Mexicvi' wh?re
everjriujiig itiuicuiets , a, muring ai a
remote period, of a yast thick of land
tlw-Hito-ot which? U- itaid, w mw oc
cupied by tho waters. (of. th Gulf.
The t'tloantai'a tops 'Of this1 sunken
and now appear as islands, forming
the group of the West Indies.
. Other theories held are, that Atlan
is was actually situated in the Atlan
tic Ocean, and point to the Canaries,
the Azores and the Maderia isles as
having formed portions of it ; and
some writers have claimed that it ex
tended as far as Newfoundland.
What to Read;
Protect Your Lunga. )
Winter is harder on the Lungs than on
any other part of the body. Its chilling
breath comes dangerously close to their
warm aou delicate tissues Its icy Itatid
almost touches them. The one thing, there
fore, to do in winter, above all tliines else,
is to protect the Ll'NGS. But if through
carelessness or by unavoidable exposure,
you should contract a Cold, or be laid up
with f neumonia, or JUrouchitis, or l'leurisv,
or that dreadest of all Lung diseases, Con
sumption, do not delay a moment, but get
a boitle of l'e-ru-ua and commence taking
it at once. You will be both surprised and
delighted at your rapid recovery. If your
liowels happen to be out of order at the
same time regulate them with Maualin, a
wonderiul gentle but eltective laxative.
Only $1 bottle for either. For ?ule by
Uitcliev & liostick.
Not Altogether Modern Inventions.
Telephones and speaking tubes are
of greater antiquity than most per
eons are aware. The speaking tube
13 a contrivance mentioned by ancient
writers and comes down to us or sur
vivos just as candles and oil lamps
have not been altogether superseded
by gas and electricity. Iu 1GG7 Rob
ert Ilooke, of London, described how
he transmitted sound by means of a
wire to considerable distances.
Wheatstone described his"telephone"
in 1S21, and in 1S53 Ch. Boursul said
"Suppose a man speaks near a niov
able disk, sufficiently pliable to lose
none of the vibrations of the voice,
that this disk alternately makes and
breaks the curreuts from an electric
battery, you may have at any dis
tance another disk which willsimul
t.nneously execute the eame vibra
tions. It is certain that in a more or
less distant future, speech will be
transmitted by electricity."
Syrup of Figs, '
Produced from the laxative ana nu
tritious juice of California figs, com
bined with the medicinal virtues of
plants known to be most beneficial
to the human system, acts gently on
the kidneys, liver and bowels effect
ively cleansing the system, dispelling
colds and headaches, andcunng hab
1 ' The Reasons Why. , ' .
llow dtfferent'people come into the
kingdorafyheayenjj We, were at a
prayer-meeting, the other, evening,
when the pastor asked" those present
to state in a single sentence the di
rect Occasion, so far as they could de
termine it, ot their coming into" the
Christian life. Fifteen or twenty tes
timonials were at once forthcoming,
and it might almost be said that no
two were precisely alike.' A mother's
prayer and efforts, a Sunday-school
teacher's word in season, a sermon In
a tent, an expressed longing of a
friend, the tender interest of a pastor,
a series of sermons printed in a news
paperthese were a few of the hu
man instrumentalities to which the
speakers ascribed their conversion.
The substance of their testimony was,
in short,' that 7 they . had become
Christ's followers because, a long or
short while ago, somebody had cared
enough for their souls to point thm
to him. . ..... . .... , !
31any Persons , .
Are broken down fnwi overwork nr bmiehold
rare Brown's Iron Hittrrs
rebuilds the system, aids digestion, removes ex
cess of bile, and cures malaria. Uet the genuine.
Canon Kfngsley.' ' ,,f ' r"'"-: ' 1 "
It is wise at night td read but for
a few minutes some books which
will compose and soothe the mind;
which will bring1 us face to face with
the true facts of life, death and etenn
ity; which will bring us to remem
ber that man doth not live by bread
alone; which will give us,' before we
sleep m1 few thought worthy of a
Christian man with' ' an Immortal
s'oui in' him. 'And, thank' God,' no
One need go far to find such hooks.' h I
do not mean merely religious' books,
excellent as they are In -these day's; I
mean any booksyhich help to make
us better; atyl( wiser and (fiobijrer and
more charitable, persons; any book
which will teach us to despise what
is vulgar and mean; ,foul and. cruel,
and to love. what is noble ' and high-
minded, pur? and just. In our own
English language we may" read by
hundreds books which tell of all vir
tue and of all praise; the stories. of
good and brave men and women ; of
gallant and heroic actions'; of deeds
which we ourselves should be proud
of doing; of persons whom we feel to
be better, wiser, jioblcr, than we are
ourselves, -hi -ilh'Ai'Z f :i
Cure for the Blues.
.i t, i
"No man' is so miserable but may'
find some one poorer and more com
fortless. Sometimes when I ain blue
and feel deserted, I am pleased to call
to mind." said n. merchant a short
time ago, ,lthe day that I learned a
practical lesson, and it was not very
long ago either. I was feeling awful
ly blue and lonesome. Isaw.no joy
in life! I did not know whether I
was worth a dollar or not,; All ven
tures seemed to fail. My wife notic
ed it and she said,,' What's the mat
ter ?' . I told her. She looked sad
and went away.
''Pretty soon she came back to me,
and said, putting her hand on my
head as I sat In my chair:. 'My dear,
our neighbors down under the hill in
the little house are poor. I wish you
would go down and see- them. You
had better take down some apples
and potatoes and I will find some
thing to, send, to them by the time
you are ready.' Then she looked in
my face, and I saw something that
made me feel like minding her.
Well, I did, she said. I put a bushel
of apples and a bushel of potatoes and
some pork and some other things in
the wagon. But my wife added a lot
of clothes from the' wardrobes of our
girl and nd our boy, who had nit
grown them. Then I started, ah'd in
due time got to the housi. I saw
there some one more miserable than
I was. As I poured our homely gifts
out into a wash-tub set to receive
them I got my first lesson in the re
lations to wealth.' To see the woman
weep tears of joy at the sight of ap
ples and potatoes and children's cast
off clothes; the little ones, half
naked, view them with wander and
almost with alarm, set me to think
ing, and I said to myself. 'Man, you
have done wrong. S'ou have neglect
to appreciate what has been done for
you. Why, you arc rich, for you
have a home, a business, a loving
wife and all the comforts of life.'
"A great change came oyer me, I
grew calm and still, but content, and
I have never been downcast since
then that I didn't seek a poor fellow
more wretched than I in the hope
that we both might be made less so
together by mutual administration."
liucklcn's Arnica Salve. i
The Best Salve in the worid for
Cuts, .Bruises, Sores, Ulcers. .Salt
lihcum, Fever Sores, Tetter, , Chap
fed Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively curies
Piles, .or no . pay required. "It is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded. Price 25
cents per box. For sale by Ilitchcy
& Bostick. '
Another Mathematical Puzzle.
A friend asks me to multiply $5 by
to. I do so and announce ( the result
asfir. Now multiply 500' cents' by
500 cents,.,', give the ,,' answer
in cents, pure and simple, . not as
fractional parts of a dollar. I
do so -and am surprised to see the
figures climb up , to '250,000 cents,
which Is $2,500. As $5 and 500 ' cents,
are equivalent, tho result is puzzling.
It cannot be urged that decimal
marks should be used. A cent", as
such, is as distinct a unit as a dollar,
and as the result is to be announced
in cents the decimal cannot be plead
ed in extenuation of the rather sur
prising result. But" there is clearly
something wrong. What is it?,
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures tatarrh
by expelling impurity from the blood,
which is the cause of the complaint.
(Jive it a trial.
F-.. ' " 1 i
.., ,,.f DEALErTin ? ifl af f".
STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURfllSllG GOODsV W' ' '
. r , r- .MANUFACTURE OF--LL-5" ;;t , w: :
'.; ; : : -, 1 ' TIN, SHEET IROH .'aiid COPPER 'WARE.
Special attention (iiven to Guttering Itooiiiis;1 Impairs.
: :Ti 7"7rn 1 - - -'--'-J- ''-.' -''-.':' .
AO ENTi FOR, .MEAT M A nc vv
6t!!ono WATER PROOFVM
id km a Ubtir f Jf othar nr. Pot
uut o cittls. Itlitn Kooaomickl ud DUHlSl.slU'B.
BTITII if fr ri.ABTKR on all. OrouMQUl OAUKTS
ri i. "! mtierlal, owuria ni bittii Uiw OU
My Moat St,all wilj.j. t'liplKui at all
Kcasotis with (h(H,est iitrd'f ,'ttist
fo he fotftiVf iif trie ooiinfrv: x '
,lj"il'..i .-!, in. u ir)ie " h"-f 'r..-.i :
i w. t .c..vil,s h-.pajyl fur, Cattle.
j-i;ui.,u,4B.ni?if.frt j, ; ,;j iR I ( u i h i r. t.', r.; I , r .
S7AHTS . S'v ; A SILK DEES3
TMs is your, opnortu.
sity. A 'nftf do-
'jnlparture. Bilks Jt-
rovi irora vuq muimiDO
turcra to-5 on.
vur rca ticca prices
Wo ara tho only
the' U: 8. selling
direct to con
take no rist.' We
fiieco o: poocl9 as
ea. ce our r-
ere the oldest
ed in 1833, with
over B0 yearo' ex
perience, j -W
for ' richness of
finish and wear-
Ming qualities, to
br any make
Silks ta the
-" i . world. We
offer these Dress Silks In Gros Grains.
Satins, Surahs, Faille Franc ail e and Aids
ciotns, in uiacKs oniy.
Send us a 2c.-stamp ( to par pestage) and
ire will forward you samples of all our
styles free with prices, and you can see
0. 0. CHAFFEE & CON,
Mansfield Centra, Conn.
Windham National Bank,I)lme Havlnn Bank, Wit
umanuo ttaving tniuiuie, oi wuiimanuCiVonn.
wewnd to all parts of tneU.S.
Wltn each Crsas Pattern wa
prment tna bnyer with 1004
Yards HewlngHllk.and enough
, Bilk Braid to bind bottom of
THE GOODS.'KX" '"."PREPAID
... U A
:7, ;.?, j
IIIIC TO TUP
-, I -, l"t
:,3caspn vq the
year ia which
to purchase a Black 6Uk. or Satin Dress.
It is adapted,, to co many uses for which
ladies require, "a .becoming and handsome
dress for, house wear, ns hostess or guest,
make cqlls, attend church, receptions, wed
dings, parties, lectures, amusements and en
tertainments of all, kinds., .A good Black
Sijk or Satin Dress retains its beauty and
firie tfppcaranco man jr years, outlasting and
out-wearing half-a-dozen ordinary dresses.
-A GREAT 1 many.. aret nom iooking
arownd; to see wliatj to pyej a ,
HJ I l 81 I 1 64 O
W 1 'liflnUl
BIRTHDAY or NEW :JEAR PRESENT. , In
many cases it is the Intention to present
the wife of an officer, pastor, or a lady
teacher with something handsome, tasty,
and beautiful.- To all such we say send us
2-ccnt stamp and CET OUR SAMPLES and
prices, you will soon be convinced that a
Black Silk of Satin Dress is just what you
have BEEN LOOKING FOR.
Everybody we sell to i as well sat
isfied as the following parties i
, Fall River, Man. Dec, 4, 1888.
Have just received from the exnreu office the
two silk dress patterns. Both my friend and my.
self are delighted with the ponds and the beauti
ful braid and fine silk enclosed with the dresses.
You hare been generous and honorable in the sale.
Shall do all lean to Introduce your (ilk and braid.
Yours respectfully, Mrs. M. J. Conant Null.
Office of Biblical Records. I
Raleigh, N.C.,Dec. 17,1888.)
Messks. O. S. Chaffee Son j
Dtmr SirtTh package ef silk for my wile cam
safely and soundly to hand So-day. She is delighted
with it and pleased that yon were so prompt and
generous with her. 1 highly appreciate the com
pliment myself, and enclose check for the S25.00.
With very best wishes, C. T. Bailet.
REMEMBER, (our terms are so liberal
that) a Black Silk or Satin Dress when
bought direct from our factory is the MOST
ECONOMICAL dress made. We guarantee
perfect satisfaction or refund the money.
0. S. CHAFFEE & SON, Mansfield Cantr Conn.
AND V ALUABLE PHEskNTS TO BE GIVEN AWAY.
The Weekly Mfep
GJl A ND'' GIFT DISTRIBUTION.
1C39 Hpl. i, ,1.(1 .if, Worth S57G9.00, to be Distributed
' March 13, 18UO,
among thr -it N.rtrf Th wsjkixy ob-Hekald. All whosubscrlbe and psy One Dollar
foroney., r'if . t.Vulb rl 1839, a.id March 13, 18D0. acd all oM MiWrrhm who
"" yer w.ll pariiciuw iu Ula GRAND USTRIBUTION OF
PRk GENT3. '; ' "i; " 1 ' " .,
- lr.e-- ;,..' u t4 'iM.nt itt yon absolutely not our, o-nt( thy are gWen away to
our W-i m r.,. , ,t a, n?y Qiay bar-with us in our profit. i
B l o it. I . a j i-r'of t ' AGS HERALD FAMILY, huJitakis enly One DjI-
br()ou gc ih- Hm' W vk A S p,jWrfl tx World for one jeir and may get
; l! A PRP5R-f 0 TWO HUNDRED DOLLOPS IN GOLD '
rTeet th..t'v- 1 1, i l-i,(M cifw to be distributed. Wt 1 you beriuee to ubcribe for tbe
namnrnth ... ... . r ' ) ak U.rald, get Ure bert andsobeapoiit psut-r and at the same time
hire hi our !.!.,. I. II. 7 - : W
iT' i-T' V! ' 'M ,,ll'l)nil. aurt whT not come In with jmir dollar and participate?
Ttwn uij'I' m i ( tV hii I 4 t voiir l 'hhirs wh i r nnt i tucrlb'M l Join you. You
Will set lh.. I. - . "iv. f r'h ,f rn Mini Wi-'nii 'I Its A( JouH t1 llrntrtini'Dt leads all the
Igr4ciilur u ic . i . ( n,,. -, u' . In ll sn'ud , rc icl. comi rcheunito I aclitnifa. ., , ,
Olr: ',.li.it0w ...l'V.f'0 -fe, Itroiibte lo g.-.t stihirnb s for iha Van
nolh 'vi 'i I'm-.' if y AKi-rf-ta t. Vnlu fn- .-p.ofujeii Copira, Avei.ta' 0" 'fit. Bin kt, ,
auu uti u fi.ra i , , . 'amcmh, l-r v M-ti ttilV I.II V,
1 1 t inirt tiium . Ala.
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; ;:;:!;:; liInpurancq: About Half Usual Cost: .
' Under Supervision of Instoanco Department of tlje State' of New York.'
. i Cash. S-arpl-as, Ersiergenc Fviiica.
Deposited with Insurance Depa
ment o$ New York ,
; "Total, Death Claims .Paid Seven Million1 Dollars'1
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EASY PAYMENTS, WITH A MAXIUM LIMIT.
Policies IncoTitcstible and Jton-forfeiicibla
After live 1 ears.
.. , ,$150,000,00. , ,
part- fH?)0e(f witi insfllepti Kuaha
Either Cash settlement or paid tip insurance settlement otter fifteen venrs. Oiiarsn.
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M. TILLER, General Agent,