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PAUL IN A BASKET.
Dr. Talrxage Draws His Sermon
from This Bible Incident.
Slorr of the Disciple's Providential
Etcapc from tho Infuriated Mob
and the Lriici It
Teaches.
ICopj rlghted, 1901. by Louis Klopsch, N. Y.l
Washington, """
A Bible incident not often noticed is
here used by Dr. Talmag-e to set forth
practical and beautiful truth; text, II.
Corinthiansll:33: "Througha window
in a basket was-1 let down by the wall."
Sermons on Paul in jail, Paul on
Mars hill, Paul in the shipwreck, Paul
before the sanhedrin, Paul before
Felix, are plentiful, but in my text we
Lave Paul in a basket.
Damascus is a city of white and glis
tening' architecture, sometimes called
""the eye of the east," sometimes called
"a pearl surrounded by emeralds," at
one time distinguished for swords of
the best material, called Damascus
blades, and upholstery of richest fabric
called damask., A horseman of the
name of Saul, ridinj? toward-this city,
had been thrown from the saddle. The
Lors-e had dropped under a flash from
the ky. which at the same time was so
liriht it blinded the rider for many
iays, and, I think, so permanently in
jured his eyesight that his defect of
vision became the thorn in the flesh he
afterward speaks of. Ife started for
Damascus to butc-Iier Christians, but
after that hard fall from lii.s horse lie
was a changed man and preached
Christ in Damascus till the city was
shaken to its foundation.
The mayor g-ives authority for his
arrest, and the popular cry is: "Kill
him! Kill him!" The city is surround
ed by a liili wall and the sates are
watched by the police lest theCilician
preacher escape. Many of the houses
are built on the wall, and their balco
nies projected clear over and hovered
above the garden outside. It -was cus
tomary to lower baskets oui of these
balconies and pull up fruits and flow
ers from the gardens. To this day vis
itors at the monastery of Mount Sinai
are lifted and let down in basks ts. De
tectives prowled around from house
to house looking- for Paul, but his
friends hid him. now in one place, now
in another, lie is no coward, as 50 in
cidents in his life demonstrate, but he
feels his work is not done yet. and so
lie evades assassination. "Is that
preacher here?" the foaming; mob
frhout at one house door. "Is that fa
natic here?" the police shout at anoth
er house door. Sometimes on the street
incognito he passes through a cloud of
clinched fists and sometimes he se
cretes himself on the house top.
Atlasttheinfuriated populace get on
sure track of him. They have positive
evidence that he is in the house of one
of the Christians, the balcony of whose
home reaches -over the wall. "Here he
is! Here he is!" The vociferation and'
blasphemy and howling of the pursu
ers are at the front door. They break
in. "Fetch out that gospeli.e'r and let
us hang his head on the city gate.
Where is he?' The emergency was ter
rible. Providentially there was a good
stout basket in the house. Paul's
friends fasten a rope to the basket.
Paul steps into it. The basket is lifted
to the edge of the balcony on the wall,
.and then, while Paul holds the rope
with both hands his friends lower
away, carefully and cautiously, slowly
but surely, farther down and farther
down, until the basket strikes the
earth and the apostle steps out and
iifoot and alone starts out on that fa
mous missionary tour the story of
which has astonished earth and Heav
en. Appropriate entry in Paul's diary
of travels: "Through a window in a
basket was I let down by the wall." -
I observe first on what a slender ten
lire great results hang. The rope
maker who twisted that cord fastened
to that lowering basket never knew
how much would depend upon the
strength of it. How if it had been brok
en and the apostle's life had been
dashed out? What would ha ve become
of the Christian church? All that mag
nificent missionary work in Pamphylia.
Cappadocia, Clalatia, Macedonia would
sever have been accomplished. All his
writings that make up so indispensa
ble and enchanting a part of the Xevv
Testament would " never have been
written. The story of the resurrection
would never have been so gloriously
1 old as he told it. That exampleof hero
ic and triumphant endurance at Philip
pi. in the Mediterranean Euroclydon,
under flagellation, and at his behead
ing would not have kindled the courage
of 10.000 martyrdoms. I5ut that rope
holding that basket, how much depend
ed on it! So again and again great re
sults have hung on slender circum
stances. Did ever shippf many thousand tons
crossing the sea have such an impor
tant passenger as had once a boat of
leaves, from taffrail to stern only three
or four feet, the vessel being water
proof by a coat of bit umen and floating
on the Xile w ith the infant lawgiver of
.the Jews on boa rd ? What if some croc
odile should crunch it? What if some
of the cattle wading in for a drink
should sink it? Vessels of war some
times carry 40 gur-s looking through
the portholes ready to open battle. but
the tiny craft on the Nile seems to be
armed with a!! the guns of thunder
that bombarded Sinai at the law giving.
On how fragile craft sailed how much
of historical importance!
The parsonage at Kpworth. Kngland.
is on fire in the night, and the father
rushed through the hallway for the
rescue of hi children. Seven children
a re out and safe on the ground, but one
remains in the consuming building.
That one awakes, and, finding his bed
on lire and the building- crumbling,
conies to the window, and two peas
ants make a ladder of their bodies, one
feasant standing on the shoulder of
tshe other, and down the human ladder
the boy descends John Wesley". If
you would know how much depended
on that ladder of peasants, ask the mil
lions of Methodists on both sides of
the sea. Ask their mission stations all
around the w orld. Ask their hundreds
of thousands already ascended to join
their founder, who would have per
ished but for the living stair of peas
ants' shoulders.
An English ship stopped at Pitcairn
island, and right in the midst of sur
rouraling cannibalism and squalor the
passengers discovered a Christian col
ony of churches and schools and beau
tiful homes and highest 6tyle of reli
gion and civilization. Fir 50 years no
missionary' and no Christian influence
had landed there. Why this oasis of
light amid a desert of heathendom?
Sixty years before a ship had met dis
aster, and one of the sailors, unable to
save anything else, went to his trunk
and took out a Bible which his mother
had placed there and swam ashore, the
Bible in his teeth. The book was read
on all sides until the rough and vicious
population were evangelized, and a
church was started and an enlighetened
commonwealth established, and the
world's history has no more brilliant
page than that which tells of the trans
formation of a nation by one book. It
did not seem of much importance
whether the sailor continued o
hold the book in his teeth or let it fall
in the breakers, but upon what small
circumstances depended what mighty
results!
Practical inference: There are no
insignificances in life. The minutest
thing is part of a magnitude. Infin
ity is made up of infinitesimals; great
things an aggregation of small
things. Bethlehem manger pulling on
a star in the eastern sky. One book
in a drenched sailor's mouth the evan
gelization of a multitude. One boat
of papyrNis on the Nile freighted with
events for all ages. The fate of
Christendom in a basket let down
from a window on the wall. What
you do, do well. If you make a rope,
make it strong and true, for you
know not how much may depend on
your workmanship". If you fashion a
boat, let it be waterproof, for you
know not who may sail in it. If you
put a Illble in the trunk of your boy
as he goes from home, let it be re
membered in your prayers, for it may
have a mission as farreaching as the
book which the sailor carried in his
teeth to the Pitcairn beach. The
plainest man's life is an island be
tween two eternities eternity past
rippling against his shoulders, eter
nity to come touching his brow. The
casual, the accidental, that which
merely happened so. are parts of a
great plan, and the rope that lets the
fugitive apostle 'from the Damascus
wall is the cable that holds to its
mooring the ship of the church In the
storm of the centuries.
Again, notice unrecognized and un
recorded service. Wh spun that
rope? - Who tried it to the basket?
Who steadied the illustrious preacher
as he stepped into it?. Who relaxed
not a muscle of the arm or dismissed
an anxious look from his face until
the basket touched the ground and
discharged its magnificent cargo?
Not one of their names has come to
us. But there was no work done that
day in Damascus 6r in all the earth
compared with the importance of
their work. What if they had in their
agitation tied a knot that could slip?
What if the sound of the mob at the
door had led them. to say: "Paul
must take care of himself, and we
will take care of ourselves." No, no!
They held the rope, and in doing so
did more for the Christian church
than any thousand of us will ever ac
complish. But (iod knows and has
made record of their undertaking.
And they know.
How exultant they must have felt
when they read his letters to the
Romans, to the Corinthians, to the
(lalatians, to the Kphesians, to the
Philippians, to the Colos.-dans, to the
Thessalonians, and when they heard
how he walked out of prison, with
the earthquake unlocking the door
for him, and took command of the
Alexandrian corn ship when the
sailors; were nearly scared to death
and preached a sermon that nearly
shook Felix off his judgment seat. I
hear the men and women who helped
him down through the window and
over the wall talking in private over
the matter and saying: "How glad
I am that we effected that rescue! In
coming times others may get the
glory of Paul's work, but no one shall
rob us of the satisfaction of knowing
that we held the rope."
There are said to be about 150,000
ministers of religion in this country.
About 80,000, I warrant, came from
early homes which had to struggle
for the necessaries of life. The sons
of rich bankers and merchants gener
ally become bankers and merchants.
The most of those who become min
isters are the sons of those who had
terrific struggle to get their every
day bread. The collegiate and theo
logical education of that son took
every luxury from the parental table
for eight years. The other children
were more scantily appareled. The
son at college every little while got
a bundle from home. In it were the
socks that mother had knit sitting
up late at night, her sight not as good
as once it was. And there also were
some delicacies from, the sister's
hand for the voracious appetite of a
hungry student. The father swung
the heavy cradle through the wheat,
the sweat rolling from his chin be
dewing every step of the way. and
then sitting down under the cherry
tree at noon' thinking to himself: "I
am fearfully tired, but it will pay if I
can once see that boy through col
lege, and if I can know that he will
be preaching the Gospel after I uu
dead." The ydtmger children want to
know why they can't have this and
that, as others do. and the mother
says: "Be patient, my children, until
your brother graduates, and then you
shall have more luxuries, but we must
see that boy through."
The years go by. and the son has
been ordained and is preaching the
glorious Gospel. .-and a great revival
comes, and souls by scores and hun
dreds accept the Gospel from the lips
of that young preacher, and father
and mother, quite old now, are visit
ing the son at the village parsonage,
and at( the close of a Sabbath of
mighty blessing father and mother
retire to their room, the son lighting
the way and asking them if he can do
anything to make them more com
fortable, saying if they want any
thing in the night just to knock on
the wall, and then. -all alone, father
and mother talk over the gracious in
fluences of the day and say: "Well,
it was worth all we went through to
educate that boy. It was a hard pull,
but we held on till" the work was
done. The world may not know it,
but. mother, we held the ropev didn't
we?" And the voice, tremulous with
joyful emotion, responds: "Yes, fa
ther, we held the rope. I feel my
work is done. Now. Lord, lettest
Thou Thy servant depart in peace, for
mine- eyes have seen Thy salvation."
f "Pshaw!" says the father. "I nsrer
felt so much like lmng- in my life as
now. I want to see what that fellow
is going to do, he has begun so well.'
Something occurs to me quite per
sonal. I was the youngest of a large
family of children. My parents were
neither rich nor poor. Four of the
sons wanted a collegiate education,
and four obtained it, but not without
great home struggle. We never heard
the old people say once that they
were denying themselves to effect
this, but I remember now that my
parents always looked tired. I don't
think they ever got rested until they
lay down in the Somerville cemetery.
Mother would sit down in the even
ing and say: "Well, I don't know
what makes me feel so tired." Fa
ther would fall immediately to sleep,
seated by the evening stand, over
come with the day's fatigues. About
33 years ago the one and about 37
years ago the other put down the
burdens of this life, but they still
hold the rope.
We go into long sermons to prove
that we will be able to recognize peo
ple in Heaven, when there is one rea
son we fail to present, and that is bet
ter than all (iod will introduce, us.
We fchall have tliem all pointed out.
You would not be guilty of the impo
liteness of having friends in your par
lor not introduced, and celestial po
liteness will demand that we be made
acquainted with all the Heavenly
household. What rehearsal of did
times and recital of stirring reminis
cences! If others fail to give intro
duction, God w ill take us through, and
before our first 24 hours in Heaven
if it were calculated by earthly time
pieces have passed we shall meet ami
talk with more Heavenly celebrities
than in our entire mortal state we met
with earthly celebrities. Many who
made great noise of usefulness will sit
on the last seat by the front door of
the Heavenly temple, while right up
within arm's reach of the Heavenly
throne will be many who, though they
could not reach t heinselvesvor do great
exploits for God, nevertheless held the
rope.
, Come, let us go right up and accost
those on the circle of Heavenly
thrones. Surely they must have killed
in battle a million men. Surely they
must have been buried with all the
cathedrals sounding a dirge and all
the towers of all the cities tolling the
national grief. Who art thou, mighty
one of Heaven? "I lived by choice the
unmarried daughter in a humble home
that I might take-are of ray parents
in their old age, and I endured with
out complaint all their querulousness
and administered 1o all their wants
for 20 years." Let us pass on round
the circle of thrones. Who arj thou,
mighty one of Heaven? "I was for
30 years a Christian invalid and suf
fered all the while, occasionally writ
ing a note of sympathy for those
worse oit than 1, and was general con
fidant of all those who had trouble,
and once in awhile I was strong
enough to make a garment for that
poor family in the back lane." Pass
on to another throne. Who art thou,
mighty one of Heaven? "I was the
mother who raised a whole family of
children for God, and they are out in
the world Christian merchants. Chris
tian mechanics, Christian wives, and
I have had full reward for all my toil."
Let us pass on in the circle of thrones.
"I had a Sabbath school class and
they were always on my heart, and
they all entered the kingdom of
God. and 1 am waiting for their ar
rival." But who art thou, the mighty
one of Heaven on this other throne?
"In time of bitter persecution I owned
a bouse in Damascus, a house on the
wall. A man who preached Christ was
hounded from street to street jrrrd I
bid him from the assassins, and when
I found them breaking into my house
and 1 could no longer keep him safe
ly I advised him to flee for his life,
and a basket was let down over the
wall with the maltreated man in it,
and I was one who helped hold the
rope." And 1 saul: "Is that all?"
And he answered: "That is all." And
while I was lost in amazement I heard
a strong voice that sounded as though
it might once have been hoarse from
many exposures, and triumphant as
though it might have belonged to one
of the martyrs, and it said: "Not
many mighty, not many noble are
called, but God hath chosen the weak
things of the world to confound the
things which are mighty, .Aind base
things of the world and things which
are despised hath God chosen, yea, and
things which are not to bring to
naught things which are, that no flesh
should glory in His presence." And
1 looked to see from whence the voice
came, and lo! it was the very one who
had said: "Throirgh a window in a
basket was I let down by the wall."
Henceforth think of nothing as in
significant. A little thing may decide
your all. A Cunarder put out from
Kngland for New York. It was well
equipped, but in pjtting up a stove
"n the pilot box a nail was driven too
near the compass. You know how
that nail would affect the compass.
The ship's officers, deceived by that
distracted compass, put tlie ship 200
miles off her right course, and suddeu
lv the ma ti on the lookout cried:
"Land ho!" and the ship was halted
within a few yards of her demolition
on Nantucket shoals. A sixpenny nail
came near wrecking a Cunarder.
Small ropes hold mighty destinies.
A minister seated "Tn Boston at his
table, lacking a word, puts his hand
behind his head and tilts back his
chair to think, and the ceiling falls
and crushes the table and would have
crushed him. A minister in. Jamaica
at night, by the light of an insect
called the candle fly, is kept from step
ping over a precipice a hundred feet.
y. W. Bobertson, the celebrated Eng
lish clergyman, said that he entereS
the ministry from a train of circum
stances started by the barking of a
dog. Had the wind blown one way
on ascertain day the Spanish inquisi
tion would have been established in
England. But it blew the other way,
and that dropped the accursed institu
tion, with 73 tons o ' shipping, to the
bottom of the sea or flung the splin
tered logs on the rocks.
Nothing unimportant in your life or
mine. Three naughts placed on the
right side of the figure one makes
a .thousand, and six naughts on the
right side of the figure one a million,
and our nothingness placed on the
right side may be augmentation illim
itable. All the ages of time and eterni
ty affected by the basket let down
from a Damascus balcony.
WANTS WIFE BACK.
Man Says Government Has De
prived Him of His Helpmeet.
War Departaneat Sends Mrs. Fammle
WadaTrortb to the Philippines as
a Teacher and Is Appealed To
to Have Her Broagkt Back.
Secretary Root has received an un
usual complaint from George Wads
worth, of Mellwood, Neb., charging
the government with being responsi
ble for depriving him of the society
of his wife by sending her to the
Philippines . as a school-teacher.
Early in July Miss Fannie Wadsworth
was appointed as a teacher in the
Philippines. She accepted the ap
pointment and directed that trans
portation be furnished her without
delay.
Shortlj after this the department
was surprised to receive a dispatch
from Mellwood saying that Miss
Wadtfworth could not accept the ap
pointment because she had a husband
and children. The department at
once wired her in regard to this mat
ter and asked if she would go to the
Philippines She said she would go,
and notwithstanding the protests of
her husband transportation was for
warded, but it was in the name of
Mrs. Fannie Wadsworth instead of
Miss Fannie Wadsworth. She hur
ried to San Francisco and sailed for
the Philippines with a number of
other teachers.
Meanwhile her husband wrote the
department and said, judging from
the information received at Mellwood.
he feared the department had not
received his telegram. He explained
he could support his wife, and that
while she had on several occasions
left his home to teach she had always
returned. He said he could not be
lieve the government would do any
thing to separate his wife from her
family, and he felt sure her appoint
ment would be canceled. His letter
was not received until after Mrs.
Wadsworth had' sailed. It is under
stood that Mrs. Wadsworth's friend.?
have explained to the. war depart
ment that while she was married the
children are not hers, but her hus
band's by a former wife. Before the
question is determined an inquiry
into the facts will be made.
SACRED COW HAS CALF.
Mounters In Central l'ark Zoo at fw
York City Kxcited Over Inter- -fHtiutt
Event.
The Cape buffalo and the big hip
popotamus in the Central park zoo
at New York became excited the
oth'er morning. .The bellowing of the
hippopotamus and the lowing of the
buffalo suggested to Keepers Snyder
and Shannon that something was
happening. After investigation they
found that the noises were the her
alding of the arrival of the zebu
stork. The zebu is known as the
sacred -cow of India, and IJose, the
mother of the new arrival a boy
was her.-elf born in the park three
years ago. The sacred cow and calf
are doing as well as could be ex
pected. Keeper Snyder said that Alice, the
big African lioness, contrary to all
custom, has made friends with a
rat. The keepers have noticed rat
tracks in her cage recently and won
dered why it was that the lioness al
lowed rats in her cage, when the
tigers. leopards and pumas always
made life extremely interesting for
the rodents whenever one appeared.
For three nights the keepers watched
the cage and now- solemnly aver that
as soon as it gets dark and Alice goes
to bed a big gray rat creeps along
the railing and leaps into her cage.
Alice greets the rat affectionately
and it snuggles up against her and
goes to sleep.
LITTLE FAITH IN CHINESE.
MlMMlonarles Do Mot Approve the
Honor That Are Paid to Min
ister Wu Tlnjc Fanc.
Ilev. George S. Miner, who for some
time has been at the head of a private
school system at Fooehow, China, is
in New York city. He says the mis
sionaries in China do nor approve the
honors paid to Minister Wu Ting Fang
by the people of this country. Mr.
Miner is quoted as saying of Minister
Wu:
"How much he influenced the course
of our government 1 do not know, but
Americans in China think we made a
mistake in withdrawing our troops so
soon.
"The Chinese are at this moment
buying war material in vast quantities.
They are spending money in that way
and pleading inability to pay indem
nities because of poverty.
"The mandarin class in China is un
trustworthy. We ought not to take
their word. Chinese diplomacy is not
to be counted upon, and our govern
ment makes a mistake When it builds
upon it."
Wentlier Sijtnalu for Farmers.
Farmers who live along the lines
of rural free delivery mail routes are
to have the advantage of the United
States weather bureau's forecasts of
the weather. All they will have to
do will be to watch the mail cart a.s
it goes by. Arrangements are being
made by the post office department
and the weather bureau to have the
mail carts equipped with signals
which will be displayed on the sides.
They will be as conspicuous as possi
ble, so that they can be read at a
considerable distance from the high
ways. Mail carriers will receive their
weather predictions for the day be
fore they start on their routes in
the morning, and will put up the
proper signals on both sides of their
carts.
The Plennnrem of I'raaantry,
It is not a very safe thing to be
a royal personage in Kurope at the
present time, says the Atlanta Con
stitution. It is much more comfort
able to, be an humble peasant.
Hard on Alfred.
Fortunately the ppet laureate of
England who has just been appoint
ed, says the Minneapolis Times, is not
working his typewriter overtime.
DOMESTIC SUGGESTIONS.
Watermelons or muskmelons that
are not very sweet may be utilized in a
salad with mayonnaise or a French
dressing in which lemon juice is used
in place of vinegar.
Spanish sweet peppers and onions
added to beef and potato hash give va
riety to the dish. Serve on slices of
toast, with a poached egg on top of
each.
Buy good coffee and learn to make
good coffee. One cup of steaming hot,
strong, golden coffee with cream
will do more to put your guests in good
humor for a day than the most elab
orate breakfast with poor coffee.
The lacquered brass knobs and trim
mings used on furniture are best
cleaned with a soft cloth wet in al
cohol. All unlacquered brasses should
be first washed in warm soapsuds and
then rubbed with salt and vinegar ap
plied with a flannel cloth.
When ink is spilled on the carpet
sop up as much as possible with blot
ting paper. Then apply milk with a
bit of rag, changing the milk when
dirty. When the vink has been re
moved wash with ammonia and water
and then the stain will vanish.
Summer squash at the best is so wa
tery that it is better to steam than
boil it. If young and tender, wash and
cut it into quarters without skinning
or removing the seeds. When it is
done rub it through a colander or
sieve and season with butter, salt and
pepper. '
If you want j-our silk skirts to re
tain their freshness, sew loops under
the flounces and hang them upside
down when not in use. Hang-in-in this
way in the opposite direction to that
in which they are worn freshens and
makes them stand out and take a new
lease of life.
Fvery day after the noonday meal
take a quiet hour to study refrigerator
left-overs and their possibilities and
plan the menus for the next day. Do
not leave your thinking of what sup
plies are required till you arrive at
the market, and never allow groceries
to run out. Replenish before the last
spooAful ishaken from the bottomof
the jar.
Some authorities on dyeing say
that silk receives and holds a dye
better than any other fabric.
Piso's Cure for Consumption is an i.-vfalli-hle
medicine for coughs and colds. N. W.
Samuel, Ocean Grove, N. J.. Feb. 17. 1900.
It is always easier to praise virtue than
r pursue it. Ram's Horn.
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Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York, mentioning advertisement and paper.
A Scholarly Retort.
A famous scholar, whose hobby wai the
derivation of words, had occasion to store
his furniture whfle proceeding to the conti
nent in quest of the origin of the term
"Juggins. During 'his researches in Ber
lin he received from the warehouse com
pany the following letter: "Sir We have
the honor to inform you that the mattrasa
you eent to our store had the moth in it.
Since the epidemic would expose the good a
of other clients to injury, we have caused
your mattrasa to be destroyed."
The scholar replied: "Dear Sir My mat
tress may, as you say, have had moth in it.
but I am confident that it had an V in it
also." London King.
Oar Nation's Wealth.
Gold and silver are poured abundantly
into the lap of the nation, but our materia
wealth and strength is rather in iron, the
most useful of all metals, just as the wealth
of a human being lies in a useful stomach.
It you have overworked yours until it is
disabled, try Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
It will relieve the clogged bowels, improve
the appetite and cure constipation, dyspep
sia, biliousness, liver and kidney disease.
At ornnibrgm Park.
First Monkey What is that standing out
there with its hair parted in the middle and
sucking a cine?
Second Monkey That's a man.
"Just to think that such a looking thing
as that should have descended from us!"
Boston Post;
Ask Your Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease,
A powcier to shake into your shoes. It rests
the feet. Cures Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous,
Aching, Sweating feet and Ingrowing Sails,
Corns, BunionS.. Alleu's Foot-Ease makes
new or tight shoe9 easy. Sold by nil drug
gists and shoe stores, 2.x;. Sample mailed
free. Address Allen S. 01msted,LeRoy,N. Y.
Tom "What's the matter, old man?"
Keggy "You know it has been the object
of my life to win Jennie Van Dyke's affec
tions." Tom "Wei'., you have won her
affections, haven't you?" lleggv "Yes;
and now I have no object in lile." Town
and Country.
Fnr from Sufficient.
Tier Admirer You know I would do any
thing in reason to please you.
Anything in reason:
I kr.ew vou
only imagin
led vourself in love! Puck.
The defects of a great man are the cons
Litious of the dunces. Atlanta Constitu
tion. Xotlung persuades like the truth. Town
Topics.
OS0IT for th0
&! all Stsres, cr by mail for the price. HALL & RUCKEL, Hsw York.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY.
Mixed House-and Barn Painti, will nolo
preserve house and barn from elements ot the eatber. If attended to at once it will prove a saving of ten per cent,
on value of the propertv. Our hijjh-Krade paints are celebrated for their strength of color, covering capacity ami
durability. To those who are interested, we will mail. Tree of charge, our combination color cards and prices.
Exclusive Agency Klven to one dealer In each town. KLIASC l'AIXT CO.. ft. Loul.
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CARTRIDGES IN ALL CALIBERS
from .22 to .50 loaded with either Black or Smokeless Powder
always give entire satisfaction. They are made and loaded in a
modern manner, by exact machinery operated by skilled experts.
THEY SHOOT WHERE YOU HOLD ALWAYS ASK FOR THEM
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He thinks he lives, hut he?s a dead
one. No person is really alive whose
liver is dead. During the winter
most people spend nearly all their time
in warm, stuffy houses or offices or
workshops. Many don't get as much
exercise as they ought, and everybody
knows that people gain weight in
the body when it ought to have been
driven out. But the liver was over
burdened, deadened stopped work. There
you are, with a dead liver, and spring is the
time for resurrection. Wake up the dead!
Get all the filth out of your system, and get
BROUGHT BACK TO NEW LIFE BY
Neighbor" Why do yon jog the baby so
hard when she's crying?" Proud Mother
"Sure, it makers her cry with such a beauti
ful tremmlyo." Chicago Tribune.
3600
Yucatan
Chill Tonlo
sold the first season In Texas by the
well-known drug firm of Ileaton Bros,
of Victoria and Cuero. The reason
for this Is not hard to understand It
Is pleasant tn the taste and does not
upset the stomach like the so-called
sweet, tasteless tonics. Your d niggist
has It, or can get It for you from his
Jobber. Insist on Yucatan Chill Tonic
(Improved.)
Price 60 cents a bottle. Made only
by Thtr-American I'harmaeal Co.. (In
corporated) Evansvllle. Indiana. -
EDUCATIONAL.
Dickson Normal College, DST'
NtW TERM OPENS SEPT. 10. 1901.
Handsome buiMtnc. Hi(th mnd healthful location.
Strunir taeultv. 3et-ial advantages In aU department
l-owe-t rateC Positions for graduates. Iorh sexes.
Send lor catalogue. WADE & LOUGINS, Principals.
DIII fVfl WHISKY ad other drug
J 9T 1 B habits cured. We want the
worst cases. Hook and references Fit EE. lr.
U. AC U UOLLtV, liox 3, - Jk.tta.nta Ua,
USE CERTAIN GRILL CURE.
ees P"f
Uititb I'tUUt Hi-L tUt f AiLO.
Best Couca Syrup. Tastta Gootl. Use
tn time. mU ry drueirisi.
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VTIIEX WIIITIVO TO AIWEtSTISEES
vleaie .state that -ou saw Ike .Advertl'
uiout la tli at sojier.
Doilies il
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A question of a few dollars In Tested fn purchasing and
auDlvinir the Krllance Hlarli-Ora.de, Kedy
only beautify but will make airly homes impossible; ala
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The Shortest Route to Texas.
One reason why travelers toJTexas.go
' via Memphis and the
Cotton 'Belt H.oute
is that the Cotton Belt is from
twenty-five to fifty miles shorter
tharvj.other routes.
tUCjhis saving in distance
makes a corresponding sav-
L --r " Cetton Bell train! cafrv Pullmui
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i during the day end Free Chair Or
V both dav and nisht.
. Write and tell us where you ars
coin? an J when vou will leave, an J
. we will te!l you the exsct cost of
f a ticket and send you a complete
J schedule for the trip. We will also
send you an interesting little book.
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