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DEFEAT OF OBLIVION
Di. Talmag Cheers Despondent
In nia Sermon He Shorn TIow Any
one Can Be Widely and Forever
, Recollected Why We Should
ICopyrlght, 1901, by Louia Klopsch, N. T.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows
how anyone can be widely and for
ever recollected and cheers despond
ent Christian workers; texts, Job 24:
20: "lie shall be no more remembered,"
and Psalms 112: 6: "The righteous shall
be in everlasting-remembrance."
Of oblivion and its defeats I speak
to-day. There is an old monster that
swallows down everything. It crunches
individuals, families, communities,
states, nations, continents, hemi
spheres, worlds. Its diet is made up
of years, of centuries, of ages, of cy
cles, of milleniums, of eons. That mon
ster is called by Noah Webster "Obliv
ion." It is a steep down which every
thing rolls. It is a conflagration in
which everything is consumed. It is
a dirge which all orchestras play an7
e period at which everything stops.
It is the cemetery of the human race.
It is the domain of forgetf ulness. Ob
livion! At times it throws a shadow
over all of us, and I would not pro
nounce it to-day if I did not come
armed in the strength of the eternal
God on your behalf to attack it, to
route it, to demolish it.
Why, just look at the way the fam
ilies of the earth disappear. For
awhile they are together, inseparable,
and then they part, some by marriage
going to establish other homes, and
some leave this life, and a century is
long enough to plant a family, develop
it, prosper it and obliterate it. So
the generations vanish. WalkupPehn
bylvania avenue, Washington; Broaa
way, New York; State street, Boston;
Chestnut street, Philadelphia; the
fctrand, London; Princeton street,
inburgh; Champs Elysee, Paris; Unter
den Linden, Berlin, and you will meet
in this year 1901 not one person who
walked there in the year 1801. What
engulfment! All the ordinary efforts
at perpetuation are dead failures.
Walter Scott's "Old Mortality" may go
round with his chisel to recut the faded
epitaphs on tombstones, but Old Ob
livion has a quicker chisel with which
lie can cut out a thousands epitaphs
while old Mortality is cutting one epi
taph. Whole libraries of biographies
devoured of bookworms or unread of
the rising generations. All the signs
of the stores and warehouses of great
firms have changed, unless the grand
eons think that it is an advantage to
keep the old sign up because the name
of the ancestor was more commenda
tory than the name of the descendant.
The city of Home stands to-day, but
dig down deep enough, and you come to
another Borne, buried, and go down
still farther, and you will find a third
Home. Jerusalem stands fb-day, but
dig down deep enough, and you will
find a Jerusalem underneath, and go
on and deeper down a third Jerusalem.
Alexandria, Egypt, on the top of an
Alexandria, and the second on the
top of the third. Many of the ancient
cities are buried 30 feet deep or 50
feet deep or 100 feet deep. What was
the matter? Any special calamity?
No. The winds and waves and sands and
flying dust are all undertakers and
gravediggers, and if the world stands
long enough the present Washington
and New York and London will have
on top of thenaother Washingtons an3
N ew Yorks and Londons, and only aft
er digging and boring and blasting
will the archaeologists of far distant
centuries come down as far as the
highest spires and domes and turrets
of our present American and Euro
Call the roll of the armies of Bald
win I. or of Charles Martel or of
Marlborough or of Mithridates or of
Prince Frederick or of Cortes, and
not one answer will you hear. Stand
them in line and call the roll of the
1,000,000 men in the army of Thebes.
Not one answer. Stand them in line,
the 1,700,000 infantry and 200,000 cav
alry of the Assyrian army under
Ninus, and call the roll. Not one an
swer. Stand in line the 1,000,000 men
of Sesostris, the 1,200,000 men of Arta
xerxes at Cunaxa, the 2,641,000 men
under Xerxes at Thermopylae and
call the long roll. Not one answer.
At the opening of our civil war the
men of the northern and southern ar
mies were told that if they fell in
battle their names would never be
forgotten by their country. Out of
the million men who fell in battle or
died in military hospitals you cannot
call the names of a thousand nor the
names of 500 nor the names of 100
nor the names of 50. Oblivion! Are
the feet of the dancers who at the
ball of the duchess of Richmond at
Brussels the night before Waterloo
all still? All still. Are the ears that
heard the guns of Bunker Hill all
deaf? All deaf. Are the eyes that
saw the coronation of George III.
all closed? All closed. Oblivion! A
hundred years from now there will
not be a being on this earth that
knew we ever lived.
In some old family record a de
scendant studying" up the ancestral
line may spell out our name and from
the faded ink with great effort find
that some person by our name was
born somewhere in the nineteenth
century, but they will know no more
about us than we know about the
color of a child's eyes born last night
in a village in Patagonia. Tell me
something about your great-grandfather.
What were his features? What
did he do? What year was he born?
What year did he die? And your
great-grandmother? Will you de
scribe the style of the hat she wore,
and how did she and your great
grandfather get on in each other's
companionship? Was it March weath
er or June? Oblivion! That moun
tain surge rolls over everything.
Even the pyramids are dying. Not
a day passes but there is chiseled off
a chip of that granite. The sea is
triumphing over the land, and what
is going on at our Atlantic coast is
going on all around the world, and
the continents are crumbling into the
waves. And while this is transpiring
on the outside world, the hot chisel
of the internal fire is digging under
the foundations of the earvh and cut
tiug its way out toward the surface.
It surprises me to hear people say
they do not think the world will
finally be burned up when all scien
tists will tell you that it has for ages
been on fire.
Why, there is only a crust, between
ns and the furnaces inside raging to
get out. OblivionI The world itself
will roll into it as easily as a school
boy's india rubber ball rolls down a
hill, and when our world goes it is so
interlocked by the law of gravitation
with other worlds that they will go,
too, and so far from having our mem
ory perpetuate! by a -monument of
Aberdeen granite in this world there
is no world in sight of our strongest
telescope that will be a sure pediment
for any slab of commemoration of
the fact that we ever lived or died at
all. Our earth is struck with death.
The axletree of the constellations will
break and let down the populations
of other worlds. Stellar, lunar, solar,
mortality. Oblivion! It can swallow
and will swallow whole galaxies of
worlds as easily as a crocodile takes
down a frog.
Yet oblivion does not remove or
swallow everything that had better
not be removed or swallowed. The
old monster is welcome to his meal.
This world would long ago have been
overcrowded if not 'for the merciful
removal of nations and generations.
What if all the books had lived that
were ever written and printed and
published? The libraries would by
their immensity have obstructed in
telligence and made all research im
possible. The fatal epidemic of books
was, a merciful epidemic. Many of
the state and national libraries to
day are only morgues, in which dead
books are waiting for some one to
come and recognize them. What if all
the people that had been bora were
still alive? We would have been el
bowed by our ancestors of ten cen
turies ago, and people who ought to
have said, their last word 3,000 years
ago would snarl at ns, saying: "What
are you doing here?" There would
have been no room to turn around.
Some of the past generations of man
kind were not worth remembering.
The first useful thing that many peo
ple did was to die, their cradle a mis
fortune and their grave a boon. This
world was hardly a comfortable place
to live in before the middle of the
eighteenth century. So many things
have come into the world that were
not fit to stay in we ought to be glad
they were put out. The waters of
Lethe, the fountain of forgetfulness,
are a healthful draught. The history
we have of the world in ages past is
always one-sided and cannot be de
pended on. History is fiction illus
trated by a few straggling facts.
In all the Pantheon the weakest
goddess is Clio, the goddess of his
tory, and instead of being "represent
ed by sculptors as holding a scroll
might better be represented as limp
ing on crutches. Faithful history is
the saving of a few things out of
more things lost. The immortality
that comes from pomp of obsequies
or granite shaft or building named
after its founder or page of recogni
tion in some encyclopedia is an im
mortality unworthy of one's ambi
tion, for it will cease and is no im
mortality at all. Oblivion! "A hun
dred years. But, while I recognize
this universal submergence of things
earthly, who wants to be forgotten?
Not one of us. Absent for a few
weeks or months from home, it cheers
us to know that we are remembered
there. It is a phrase we have all
pronounced: "I hope you missed
me." Meeting some friends from
whom we have been parted many
years, we inquire: "Did yon ever see
me before?" And they say: "Yes,"
and call us by name, and we feel a
delightful sensation thrilling through
their hand into our hand and running
up from elbow to shoulder and then
parting, the one current of delight as
cending to the brow and the . other
descending to the foot, moving round
and. round in concentric circles until
every nerve and muscle and capacity
of body and mind and soul is perme
ated with delight. Some time ago, vis
iting the place of my boyhood, I met
one whom I had not seen since we
played together at ten years of age,
and I had a peculiar pleasure in puz
zling him a little as to who I was,
and I can hardly describe the sensa
tion as, after awhile, he stumbled
out: "Let me see. Yes, you are De
Witt." We all like to be remembered.
Now, I have told you that this ob
livion of which I have spoken has Its
defeats and that there is no more
reason why we should not be distinct
ly and vividly and gloriously remem
bered five hundred million billion tril
lion quadrillion quintillion years from
now than that we should be remem
bered, six weeks.
We may build this "everlasting re
membrance," as my text styles it, into
the supernal existence of those to
whom we do kindnesses in this world.
You must remember that this infirm
and treacherous faculty which we now
call memory is in the future state to
be complete and perfect. "Everlasting
remembrance!" Nothing will slip the
stout grip of that celestial faculty.
Did you help a widow pay her rent?
Did you find for that man released from
prison a place to get honest work? Did
you pick up a child fallen on the curb
stone, and by a stick of candy put in
his hand stop the hurt on his scratched
knee? Did you assure a business man
swamped by the stringency of the
money market that times would after
awhile be better? Did you lead a Mag
dalen of the street into a midnight
mission, where the Lord said to her:
"Neither do I condemn thee. Go and
sin no more?" Did you tell a man clear
discouraged in his waywardness and
hopeless and plotting suicide that for
him was near by a laver in which he
might wash and a coronet of eternal
blessedness he might' wear? What are
epitaphs in graveyards, what are eulo
giums in the presence of those whose
breath is in their nostrils, what are
unread biographies in the alcoves of a
city library, compared with the im
perishable records, you have made in
the illumined memories of those To
whom you did such kindnesses? For
get them? They cannot forget them.
Notwithstanding all their might and
splendor there are some things the
glorified of Heaven cannot do, and thia
is one of them. They cannot forget an
earthly kindness done. They have no
cutlass to part that cable. They have
no strength to hurl into oblivion that
benediction. Has Paul forgotten the
inhabitants of Malta who extended the
island hospitality when he and others
with him had feTt, added to a ship
wreck, the drenching rain and the
sharp cold? Has the victim of the
highwayman on the road to Jericho
forgotten the good Samaritan with a
medicament of oil and wine and a fre
ride to the hostelry? Have the Eng
lish soldiers who went up to God from
the Crimean battlefields forgotten
Florence Nightingale? Through all
eternity will the northern and south
ern soldiers forget the northern and
southern women who administered to
the dying boys in blue and gray after
the awful fights in Tennessee and
Pennsylvania and Virginia and Geor
gia which turned every house and
barn and shed into a hospital and in
carnadined the Susquehanna and the
James and the Chattahoochee and the
Savannah with brave blood? The
kindnesses you do to others will stand
as long in the appreciation of others as
the gates of Heaven will stand, as the
"house of many mansions" will stand,
as long as the throne of God will stand.
Another defeat of oblivion will be
found in the character of those whom
we rescue, uplift or save. Character
is eternal. Suppose by a right influ
ence we aid in transf orminga bad man
into a good man, a dolorous man into
a happy man, a disheartened man info
a courageous man, every stroke of
that work done will be immortalized.
There may never be so much as one
line in a newspaper regarding it or
no mortal tongue may ever whisper it
into human ear, but wherever that soul
shall go your work upon it shall go,
wherever that soul rises your work
on it will rise, and so long as that soul
will last your work on it will last. Do
you suppose there will ever come such
an idiotic lapse in the history of that
soul in Heaven that it shall forget that
you invited him to Christ; thaf you,
by prayer or Gospel word, turned him
round from the wrong way to the right
way ? No such insanity will ever smite
a heavenly citizen. It is not half as
well on earth known that Christopher
Wren planned and built St. Paul's as
it will be known in all Heaven that you
were the instrumentality of building
a temple for the sky. We teach a
Sabbath class or put a Christian tract
in the hand of a passerby or testify
for Christ in a prayer-meeting or
preach a sermon and go home discour
aged, as though nothing had been ac
complished, when we had been char
acter building with a material that no
frost or earthquake or rolling of the
centuries can damage or bring down.
Oh, this character building! The
structure lasting independent of
passing centuries, independent of
crumbling mausoleums, independent
of the whole planetary system. Aye,
if the material universe, which seems
all bound together like one piece of
machinery, should some day meet with
an accident that should send worlds
crashing into each other like tele
scoped railway trains, and all the
wheels of constellations and galaxies
should stop, and down into one chasm
of immensity all the suns and moon
and stars should tumble like the mid
night express at Ashtabula, that would
not touch us and would not hurt God,
for God is a spirit, and character and
memory are immortal, and over that
grave of a wrecked material universe
might truthfully be written: "The
righteous shall be held in everlasting
remembrance." O Time, we defy thee!
O Death, we stamp thee in the dust of
thine own sepulchers! O Eternity, roll
on till the last star has stopped rotat
ing and the last sun is extinguished on
the sapphire pathway and the last
moon has illuminated the last night
and as many years have passed as all
the scribes that ever took pen could de
scribe by as many figures as they could
write in all the centuries of all time.
What joy, what honor, can there be
comparable to that of being remem
bered by the mightiest and most af
fectionate being in the universe?
Think of it, to hold an everlasting
place in the heart of God! The heart
of God! The most beautiful palace in
the universe. Let the archangel build
some palace as grand as that if he
can. Let him crumble up all the stars
of yesternight and to-morrow night
and put them together as mosaics for
such a palace floor. Let him take all
the sunrises and sunsets of all the days
and the auroras of all the nights and
hang them up as upholstery at its win
dows. Let him take all the rivers and
all the lakes and all the oceans and toss
them into the fountains of this pal
ace court. Let him take all the gold
of all the hills and hang it in its chan
deliers and all the pearls of the seas
and all the diamonds of all the fields,
and with them arch the doorways of
that palace and the'n invite into all
the glories that Esther ever saw at a
Persian banquet or Daniel ever walked
among in Babylonian castles or Jo
seph ever witnessed in Pharaoh's
throneroom and then yourself enter
this palace of archangelic construction
and see how poor a palace it is com
pared with the greater palace that
some of you have already found in
the heart of a loving and pardoning
God and into which all the music and all
the prayers and all the sermonic con
siderations of this day are trying to
introduce you through the blood of the
Oh, where is oblivion now? From
the dark and overshadowing word that
it seemed when I began it has become
something which no man or woman or
child who loves the Lord need ever fear.
Oblivion defeated. Oblivion dead. Ob
livion sepulchered. But 1 must not
be so hard on this devouring monster,
for into its grave go all our sins when
the Lord for Christ's sake has for
given them. Just blow a resurrec
tion trumpet over them when once ob
livion has snapped them down. Not
one of them rises. Blow again. Not a
stir amid all the pardoned iniquitfes
of a lifetime. Blow again. Not one
of them moves in the deep grave
trenches. But to this powerless res
urrection trumpet a voice responds,
half human, half Divine, and it must
be part man and part God, saying:
"Their sins and their iniquities will I
remember no more." Thank God for
this blessed oblivion. So you see 1
did not invite you down into a cellar,
but on a throne; not into the grave
yard to which all materialism is des
tined, but into a garden all a-bloom
with everlasting remembrance. The
frown of my first text has become the
kiss of the second text. Annihilation
has become coronation. . The wringing
hands o'f a great agony have become
the clapping hands of a great joy. The
requiem with which w e began has be
come the grand march with which we
RACING IN THE SOUTH.
Since Nashville, Tenn., ceased, some
years ago, to give an annual race meet
Ins for harness horses, that branch of
sport has made no great progress in
the South. Atlanta, Birmingham, and
a few other cities have held meetings
of fair proportions, but none of them
have risen to the first rank, their pro
moters very wisely believing that with
care they can be grown to become im
portant yearly events, even though
their beginning was modest. In conse
quence Lexington, Ky., has been the
only Southern city to hold an annual
harness meeting of national import
ance. This year Memphis makes its
debut and will have a racing carnival
October 21 to 26 inclusive that
promises to be one of the very greatest
ever held. A new mile track, with
mouern buildings of every sort, has
been built, at a total cost of $250,000,
and experts say it is the most complete
plant in the world, devoted entirely to
trotting and pacing. For the inaugural
meeting the sum of $35,000 will be
distributed in stakes and purses. Not
far from 500 of the best horses in
training have been entered for the
various races. They come from almost
every State in the Union, including
far-off California, New England, New
York and Pennsylvania will be repre
sented. There will be no lack of great
horses, noted drivers and prominent
owners, and the meeting will mark a
new era in the history of harness rac
ing in Tennessee, a State that gave to
tne world the first two-minute pacer.
Star Pointer, 1:59, and the master
reinsman, Edward F. Geers, who has
driven no less than four horses to
world's records, and whose achieve
ments on the turf this year have fur
nished a sensational climax to his al
ready eventful history It is the in
tention to make the annual meeting
at Memphis, including the one of this
year, as good as the best, and the result
will undoubtedly be a revival in the
breeding interests that will be worth
tnousands of dollars to the people of
railing Teeth With the Fingers.
We learn from the Medical News
that Dr. Charles E. Coughlin of
Indianapolis, has discarded the forceps
in pulling teeth and has adopted the
primitive rule of the Chinese by using
the index finger for the purpose. He
jelieves that the sight of the forceps
constitutes the harrowing part of tooth
pulling and that many nervous per
sons are almost as shocked at the sight
of the instrument as they would be it
a cocked revolver were presented at
their heads. He can take out the most
firmly rooted double tooth in a few
seconds, and that without causing pain
comparatively speaking. "It is all
done with the thumb and forefinger of
the right hand," he declares, "and
does not require any great strength,
for it is not performed by main force"
lie learned the art from a Chinese
practitioner. Tho Druggists' Circu
lar. One Way of Owning: a Diamond.
A young man who works in a Chestr
nut street store, bought a diamond
ring some time ago. He was to pay for
it on the installment plan, $15 a
month. He made the first payment
and the diamond was delivered to him.
At the end of the first month the col
'ector came around again. The young
man was broke. Finally he went to
a pawnbroker, borrowed $15 on the
ring and paid the pawnbroker. In
three weeks he got the ring out by
paying $16.50. Then in another week
the collector came around again. Once
more the ring was pawned. Then it
became a struggle for the young man
to get the ring out in time to pawn it
again, but he did. It has now been
four months since the diamond was
purchased. The young man is paying
double interest and the pawnbroker is
custodian of the ring. Philadelphia
Making- Soap Bubbles.
Making soap bubbles is great sport
ror the little folks, but it Is twice as
much fun to make big ones that will
not break when they ara floated to
the floor. To make these big bubbles,
take a piece of white castile soap,
about as big as a walnut. Cut t
up into a cup of warm water and
then add a teaspoonful of glycerine.
Stir well and blow from a small pipe.
This quantity of soap bubble material
will make enough for one day. To
color the bubbles pink add a few
drops of strawberry juice and to im
part a yellow tint add a little orange
A Nice Man.
"Supposing," said Mr. Clrius Bark
er during a pleasure trip on an excur
sion boat, "that I were to fall over
board: What would you do?"
"Oh!" exclaimed Mrs. Barker with
a gasp, "I'd cry my eyes out."
"I knew it. That's Just like a wo
man. Always looking for a way to
make matters worse. Can't you Bee
that crying wouldn't do the slightest
good and that It would only make the
water that much deeper?"
To Clean Carpets.
Make a suds with a good white soap
and hot water, and add fullers' earth
to this until the consistency of thin
cream. Have plenty of clean drying
cloths, a small scrubbing brush, a
large sponge and a pail of fresh water
Put some of the clean mixture in a
bowl and dip the brush -in It; brush a
small piece of the carpet with this;
then wash with the sponge and" coM
water. Dry as much as possible with
the sponge, and finally rub with dry
cloths. Continue this till you are sure
that all the carpet is clean; then let
it dry. The Druggists' Circular.
Lack of Food Alakes Stoics.
Dr. Felix L. Oswald, writing about
the scanty diet of Italian peasants in
What to Eat, makes use of the follow
ing simile: "What makes that dog of
yours look so long-legged and light?''
inquired the visitor of a Sicilian farm
er. "He hardly eats anything." "How
do you account-for that?" "We don't
give him anything." "What! Why don't
you, then?" "We got nothing." That
all-included reason fills Italy with
dietetic stoics who can find solace in
the reflection that "a good nap Is al
most as good as. a meaL"
THE CHEERFUL VOICE.
It Baa Mach to Dm with, the Prspet
Training of the Children
The comfort and happiness of home
and home intercourse depend very
much on the kindly and affectionate
training of the voice. Trouble, and
care, and vexation will and must, of
course, come, but let them not creep
into your voices, advises the Home
Magazine. Let only your kindlier
and happier feelings be vocal in your
homes. Let them be so, if for no
other reason, for the little children's
sake. These sensitive little beings
are exceedingly susceptible to the
tones. Let us have consideration for
them. As we advance in years our
life becomes more interior. "We are
abstracted from outward scenes and
sounds. We think, we reflect, we
begin gradually to deal with the past
as we have formerly liveu in the
present. Our ear grows dull to ex
ternal sounds. It is turned inward
and listens chiefly to the echoes of
past voices. We catch no more the
merry laughter of children, we hear
no more notes of the morning bird
The brook that used to prattle so
gayly to us rushes by unheeded we
have forgotten to hear such things
But little children, remember, sensi
tively hear them all. Mark how at
every sound the yoxmg child starts
and turns and listens! And thus
with equal sensitiveness does it catch
the tones of human voices. How were
it possible that the sharp and hasty
word, the fretful and complaining
tone, should not startle and pain,
even depress, the sensitive little be
ing whose harp of life, so gently and
delicately strung, vibrating ever to
the gentle breeze and thrilling sen
sitively ever to the tones of such
voices as sweep across it? Let us be
kind and cheerful spoken, then, in
THIS YEAR'S WALKING SKIRT.
A Sensible. AnUle-Iengrh Garment
That la Likely to Be Gen
The golf skirt that has been evolved
from its first form as a bicycle skirt,
which reached a point below the knee
to a sensible ankle-length walking
skirt that sweeps clear of the pave
ment, is the model that will be made up
generally by tailors this autumn.
There will be few tailor syjrts made
with trains, and it is to be hoped that
we will have an ending of the present
fashion of clutching the skirt in an un
graceful bunch to keep it away from
the pavement, says the New lork Sun
The ankle-length skirts have been
seen on the hotel piazzas all summer
long in cloth, and especially in white
pique, which has been popular for
morning wear, and the hearts of dress
reformers have been made glad by
the hold which the new and sensible
fashion has taken upon women. Skirt
braids and their renewal have always
been two of the greatest bugbears in
the life of the girl bachelor whose vo
cation or profession left her no time
to attend to these most necessary de
tails of her wardrobe. She was obliged
to employ a seamstress for the pur
pose of renovating her skirts, and the
removal of an old braid usually be
trayed the presence of an accumula
tion of dust that was extremely dis
tasteful to a woman who had perhaps
faithfully brushed her skirt after each
. One cupful cornstarch, one cupful
sugar, one cupful butter, one-half
cupful milk, one teaspoonful baking
powder and flour te mix hard. Fla
vor with vanilla, roll very thin. After
they are cut out sift a little sugar
over each one. Boston Globe.
Crawford While your wife is away
in the country why da you always
send her such small sums at a Jme?
Crabshaw If 1 didn't she might use
the money to come home unexpected
How He Was Sent.
Several ladies am? their children were
strolling through a cemetery reading in
scriptions. "Oh, mamma," cried little Agnes, stop
ping at a grave, "here's some one sent
C. O. D."
The horrified mother turned to chide her
daughter, but paused as she read: "James
Brown, Co. D.," on the headstone. Chi
cago Dafly News.
What'a In a Kame.
"Ah!" he sighed, after she had blushing
ly whispered "Yes in his bosom. "My own
Mehitabel! O! that name's so formal. Sure
ly your friends use some shorter one; some
"Well," she murmured, "the girls at
boarding school used to call me 'Pickles.' "
Good for Bad Teeth
Not Bad for Good Teeth
Sozodont Tooth Powder 25c
Large Liquid and Powder 75c
HALL & RUCKEL. New York.
and leave him worse than ever. We make the best bowel and liver tonic for man, woman
or child Cascarets. They are easy to take, eat them like candy, Cascarets are made of
bark, roots and herbs; act just like nature acts. Get a box on our say-so and if you are not
pleased you can have your money back. That's fair, isn't it? We sold over .six million
boxes last year. Our business is big, the largest of its kind in the world. They cost JOc,
25c and 50c a box. A 50c box is a month's treatment for the worst case of bad liver arid
bowels. Remember the name Cascarets each tablet is stamped C C. C. Get the genuine
and if the dealer offers you something else just as good he lies. We guarantee them. Get
what you ask for and you will be satisfied, a
End of the Boer War.
rvrL - -r . wk Vi . wn nurrnp for
the past two years, will soon be ended, ac
cording to the latest advices. ews of peace
will be hailed wicn joy oj e,u. r i
rible thing and has slain many people, but
we believe stomach troubles have slain even
more. When the stomach is out of order,
and vou suffer from dyspepsia, indigestion,
.-1 f-ili- ViAoHaofiA nr ennstinatinn. we
UttlUICUL.t, OIV wv -, - . "
would urge you to try Hostetter s btomacn
.Bitters. It will cure ou.
"Mr daughter, you have been out with
one of those football players again," said
the watchful mother.
"Why, how do you know, mamma:
"WhV. 1 found a Ion? hair on your blue
shirtwaist." Yonkers Statesman.
Wisconsin Farm Lands.
The best of farm lands can be obtained
now in Marinette County, Wisconsin, on the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, at
a low price and on very favorable terms.
Wisconsin is noted for its fine crops, excel
lent markets and healthful climate. Why
rent a farm when you can bay one much
cheaper than you can rent and in a tew years
it will be your own property. For particu-i--,.
r a if n.n...i tq noon (Tci.
Agent, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
Where Beanx Are Scarce.
Mr. Perkins I had to do five men's work.
Mr. Simpson Gracious! In your office?
"Oh, no; at that summer resort." De
troit Free Press.
Race of the Aoitralian-London Mall
is graphically described in No. 1 1 New York
Central's "Four Track Series." Every
nerson interested in tne errowtn of ourcom
merce should read it. Bent free on receipt
of two-cent stamp by General Passenger
Agent, New York Central, JNew xorK.
A TUnnV Da v. First FriVnd "The birds
are terribly wild to-day." Second Friend
"Mot half ro wild as our host will be if it
keeps on like this. Funch.
Rmuif ty fraif irla will Tint A lSPoloT
goods dyed with PUTNAM i'AULLtsa
U n 1(1 U vf a.u.v -" . . . . . . ...-
Sold by. aruggists, iuc. package.
Crashed A grain.
Drummer (in train) Is this seat en
gaged? Coy Country Maid No, but lam. Judge,
The Public Awards the Palm to Hale's
ITonev of Horehound and lar for coughs.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute.
When fools speak out in meeting let wise
men hold their peace, lest tne tools DreaK
it. Atlanta Constitution.
Piso's Cure for Consumption is an infalli
We medicine for coughs and colds. N. W.
Samuel, Ocean Grove, N. J., teb. 17, 1SWU.
"This ancient umbrella," remarked Squil
dig, "belonged to my grandfather." "Ah!
One of the shades of your ancestors," added
McS wil 1 igen. Pi 1 1 sburgh Chronicle.
Dropsy treated free bv Dr. H. H. Green's
Bons, of Atlanta, Ga. The greatest dropsy
specialists in tlie world. Read their adver
tisement in another column of this paper.
Why do all the gTeat
Have special lockers built
it. Jacobs Oil
"ssMlLS cmtwr.rd appli-
cation it has no
It Is a medi
cine chest in
itself, for it
The bite of the mosquito !s respon
sible for very many cases of malaria.
The best known cure Is Yucatan
Chill Tonio (Improved.) It neutral
izes the poison, purines the blood,
and strengthens the whole system.
Yon get more enrattr properties la
cue doss of Yucatan thaa In six doses
of the so-called tasteless tonics. If
your dealer hasn't got Yucatan Insist
upon mm sending lor it uon i accept
a substitute. Price 60 cents a bottle.
Made only by The American Phar
macol Co (Inc.), Evansville, Ind.
TO HOT SPRINGS
Three Dally Trains.
Two Dally Trains.
Pullman Sleepers and Free ReclUVof
Chair Cars all the way without Chang so
TEXAS and the WEST- The very bts
of connections. Cheap home-seekers tickets
on sale first and third Tuesdays each month
Hempbli Ticket Office, 13 Monro St.
F. D. Blackham, T. P. A..
Fkank M. Giujtith. T. P. A.,
G0. H. T.XX, Gen. P. & T. A.,
Little Rock, Ark.
rain . mii
It 'J LI r'-vmv mnv.
" I For Mora Than a Quarter of a Century
The reputation of V. Douglas 3.CO
and $3.50 shoes for style, comlort and
wear has excelled all other makes scld as
these prices. This excellent reputation has
been won br merit alone. W . I. Dougla
shoes have to Eire better sat Ibf action than,
other 13.00 and $3.60 shoes because his
reputation for the best S3.CO and 3.0
shoes must bo maintained. The standard
has always been placed so high that the)
wearer receives more value for his money
in the V. I Douglaa 53.00 and 3.60
shoes than ha can ret elsewhere. -
W.L. Douglaa sella more $3.00 and$3.50
shoe than any other two manufacturers.
W, L. Douglas $4.00 Gilt Edge Linm
cannot te equalled at any price.
5 fP$zr. .3mk 1&'iM
mho Jtro mmdm of thm mm mm Mgn
prado lemihmrm used In $5 and SO
mhooa mnd ara Jumt mm good
Bold by the beat shoe dealers everywhere.
Insist upon having W. I Douglas shoe
with name and price stamped on bottom.
How to Onter by M mil. If W. I Pontfas
snoes are not sola la yonr town, eena oraer aiirt i
factory. Slioes nt anywhere on receipt of price ana
custom department will make you a
pair inac win equal v ana so cus
tom made shoes. In style. lit and
wear, lake measurements or
loot as shown on model ; stats
style desired; size andwiatu
usuauy wwu; yriaui wi
cap in , jienTy, uin-i
1U1U or 1 ! K til HJirta
A nt guaranteea.
'iry a pan.
CaUIc Im. W. L Douglas, lirwltloo. AC aa
TL R. 8tatlon. Attica, on the 7abaah B. It. Re
duced rate, round-trip tickets aold at all Vtaoasn
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For beautiful ICS pagre illustrated magaziue and all
C. S. Crane. G. P. A., Wabash R. R.
ST. LOVIS. MO. t?s
October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$35,000 in Slakes and Purses"
K"ew Mile Track. Finest and most
complete plant in the world.
Over 500 of the Fastest Trotters and
Pacers In America, some from every
State In the Union, have been entered
and will start.
Half Fare Rates on all Railroads.
Entry lists and full information
furnished on application to
Sec'y. Memphis Trotting Association,
lief an.1 POSITIVE.
JVT CCKKS 11 1. K.
For free Fa mp'e address
une building. Hew York.
They pay on a'l crops
rich land as well as poor
land. Writ lor 'Booa:
on Use of Fertilisers
free I-argpst fertilizer
company in tne world. VI M UIA JA-CAKOMSA
CHHJkilCI tOllP AS V, Slcmphls, Tenn.
MEMPHIS SCHOOL OF TELEGRAPHY
Commercial and Railroad Telegiaphy taught
by expert teachers using latest methods. Special
rates for board to studeut. Full information,
by mail. 142-148 Randolph Bidg., Memphis, Tenn
nKSHDCiV KW DISCOVERT; gives
La SXk'W' L I quick relief and cures worst
cases. Boole of tes-rnnonlals and 1 diy treatment
t'reK Or. H. H. bUtk.N b bO.NS, Box 1), AlH.VTA, tU.
USE CERTAIN CHILL CURE.
IVBVXiXl FATTiSI JPrioe, SOo.
tithe ALL tLSE FAILS.
Best CoiiKh Syrup. Taatea Good.
In time, hold nr drnpp'st.
A. N. K. F
WHEV AV KITING TO ADTEKTHEBI
! r'fau stnte that yma saw the Advert!'
men 1b this naier
I a I ft
Yes, of course, you do, and you want
him to live and enjoy life, the good things
you can give him? Then help him live
right 1 When his skin gets yellow and
he looks bilious, his eyes red and watery,
his breath smells bad, 99 times out of 1 00
his liver is logy. Now, if you want a man
to look well, feel well and be well, keep
him in regular habits I Give him plain
wholesome food, and make him take Cas
carets to stir up his liver. Big doses of
salts and strong medicines make him weak