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BltooKi.VM, Deo. 21.- Dr. Tiiliiiiifre
pmachnd the follrwin(r anrtnon this
mornliiK in the Aciuluniy nf Musin in
tills city, nnd UKiiln In the cvotiinif at
Tlio CluHmJuii llonild eorvlco In Now
York. IIIh text was Jiwhun xi, 5:
"And wlmn nil tlksso kingfi wore mot
togrtlior tlioy onine and pltoliod to
gether at the waters of Momui to light
We are encamped tooiglit in Palos
tino by the water of Momm. Aftor a
long inn it we have found onr tent
pitclnil, our flrwi klndlod, and though
fur nwny from nlvfliuitlon a vnriety of
food tlnit wnnld not omDpmiuue a
flrxt chow Amorlcan hotol, for the inotit
of onr caravan Ntarta an hour and a
half earlier in the morning. We detain
only two mules carrying so much of
our hnKtfliRB as wo might accidentally
need, mid a tent for the noonday
luncheon. The malaria around tills
Lake llerom are so poisonmia tliot at
any other waxon of the year enniimn
mcnt hero In perilous, hut this winter
night the air is tonio and healthful. In
this neighlxirhood Joshua fought his
laxt great but I In. The tuitions hiul
banded themselves together to crush
this Joshua, lint along the luniks of
throe, waters Joshua left their cuiviimck.
Indeed it is time Unit wo moro minute
ly examine this Joshua, nf whom we
have in theso discourses caught only
a momentary glimpse, all hough he
crossed and recrosscd Palestine, nnd
next to Jesus is Hie most stirring and
mighty clinrnctcr whoso foot ever
touched the Holy Land.
A TRADITION OK THK I1KATII OK MOSKt.
Moses was dead. A Is'autiful tradi
tion snys the Lord kissed liini, and in
that act drew forth the soul of the dy
ing hiwgiver. lie had Ixi'ii buried,
only one Person nt the funeral, the
same One who kissed him. Hut (tod
never takes a man away from any place
of usefulness but he has soiiih one
ready. The Lord does not go looking
aronnd amid a great variety of candi
dates to find some one especially fitted
for the vacated position, lie mnkes a
miui for that place. .Moses has passed
off the stage, and Joshua, the hero,
puts his foot on the platform of history
to solidly that all the uges who with
the trend. He was a magnificent fight
er, but he id ways fought on the right
side, and hit never fought unless Hod
told him to tight. He got Ills military
equipment from (lis), who gave him :
the promise at the start, "There shall'
not any man be able to stand before
thee all the days of tliv life." fiod fill
filled this promise, although Joshua's
first battle was with the spring freshet,
and the next with a stone wall, and
the next leading on a regiment of
whipped cowards, and the next battle
against darkness, wheeling the sun and
the mi "in into his battalion, nnd the
last against the king of terrors, Death
five great victories.
For the most part, when the general
of an aniiy starts out in a conllict be
oulil like to have a small battle in or
der that he mav iret his ciniriurn un
and rally his troops and get them
drilled for greater conllicts; but tills i
first undertaking of Joshua was greater
than the leveling of Fort l'uluki, or
the thundering down of Gibraltar, or
the overthrow of the Himtile. It was
the crossing of the Jordan at the tiino 1
of tho spring freshet. Tim snows of
Mount Lebanon had Just been melting.
and they poured down into the valley,
and the whole valley wag a raging tor
rent So the ( 'anaauite stand on one
bank, and they look across and see
Joshua and the Israelites, and they
laugh and say, "Aha! uha! they can
not disturb us in time until the fresh
ets fall; it is impossible for them to
reach us," Hut after awhile they lisik
across the water and thev see a move
ment in the army of Joshua. Tin y say :
"Wliat's the matter now? Why, there
must be a panic among these tnsips.
anil they are going to lly. or M'rham
they are going to try to march across
the river Jordan. Joshua isu lunatic."
But Joshua, the chieftain, looks nt his
army and cries, "Forward, miuvli!
and they start for the bank ot the
TIIK AUK OF TUB C0VK.1A.NT.
One mile ahead go two priests carry
ing a glittering box four feet long and
two feet wide. It is tho ark of the
covenant. And they come down, and
no sooner do they touch the rlui of the
water with tliuir feet than by an al
mighty flat Jordan parts. Tho tinny
of Joshua murchos right on without
getting their feet wet over the bottom
of the river, a path of chalk and broken
hells and pebbles, until they got to
the other bunk. Then they lay hold
the oleanders anil tamarisks and
willows and pull themselves up a bank
thirty or forty feet high, and having
gained tho other bank they clap their
shields nnd their cymbals, and sing the
praises of the God of Joshua, Hut no
sooner have they readied tho bank
than tho waters begin to dash and roar,
and with a terrillo rush they break
from their strange anchorage.
Out yonder they have stopiied ; thirty
inllea of distance they halted. On this
aide the waters roll off toward tho salt
But as the hand of the Lord God la
taken away from the thus uplifted
water waters perhaps upliftod Iialf a
mile as the Almighty hand Is taken
away, tnose waters rusii down, and
some of tho unliellnvliig Israelites say;
Alas, alas, what a misfortune I Why
could not those waters have staid
parted? Because, perhaps, we may
want to go buck. 0 Lord, we are en
gaged tn a risky business. Those
Caniumltes may eat us up. How If we
want to go buck? Would it not have
boon a mora complete miracle if the
Lord had parted tlie waters to lot us
conie through, and kept thnm parted
to let us go back if we are defeatedr
My friends, (tod makes no provision
for a Christian's retreat. He dears the
path all the way to Canaan. To go
back Is to dla The some gatekeepers
that swing hack the amethystine and '
crystalline gato of the .Ionian to let
Israel piuw through now swing shut the
amethystine and eiystnlllno gate. '
Hut this Is no placo fur the heist to
stop. Joshua gives the command, '
"Forward, uinr. di !" In the distance
there Is a lung grove of ti s ami at
the end of the trove is a citv. It is a
J city of niliors, u city with walls seem
ing to roach to I hit hcin eu, to liullress
the very sky. Iti.itlnt great inetmp- j
oils that commands the moiintitlti puss. I
It Is Jericho, That city was afterward i
caplupi'd 1 y Pompcy, mid it was after
ward captured by Iff rod theOrent, and
It was afterward captured by the Mo
hammedans; hut this campaign the
Ionl plans. Then shall In no swords,
no shields, no battering ram. There
nhall lie only one weani of war, and
that a mm's horn. The hom of the
slain ram was sometimes taken and
holes were punctured in it, and tluui
the musician would put tint Instrument
to his liis, and lie would run his lingers
over tliis rude musical instrument and
make a great deiU of sweet harmony
for the people. That wus the only kind
of weapon. Seven priests were to take
these rude rustic musical Instruments,
and they were to go around the city
every day for six days once a day for
six days and then on the seventh day
they went to go around blowing these
nidi) musical instruments seven lililiw,
nnd then at the close of the seventh
blowing of tint rams' horns on tint sev
enth day the s-Mntioii of the whole
scene was to be a shout at which those
great walls should tumble from cap
stone to b:iso,
THK KlltsT PAY A KMI.I UK.
The seven priests wiih the rude iniisi
cnl Instruments pass nil around the city
walls on the first day, and a failun.
Not so 1 1 1 1 K-l i us a piece of plaster broke
loose from the wall; not so much as a
liHiscni'd rock, not so much as a pii-ee
of mortar lost from Its place. "There."
say the uiils lii ving Israelites, "didn't I
tell yon so( Why, those ministers are
fools. The Idea of going .iround the
city with those musical Itisrniiiieiitu
and ess-ting in that way to destroy it.
Joshua has Iss u sHiilcd; he thinks be
cause lie bus overthrown and destmyed
the spring In shet he can overthrow the
stone wall. Why. it is not philosophic.
Don't you see there is no relation he-twi-en
the blowing of theso musical In-
J ,rl" ,s xw k"""iK down of
the wall.' It isn't philosophy." Ami
MipH,se then' weri' many wiseocn-s
who stissl with their brows knitted,
and with the forclhigcr of tho right
hand to the fon'llugerof the left hand.
arguing it all out ami showing it was
not possible that sueh a cause could
pnslui'e such an effect. And I sup
pose I bin night hi the encampment
there was plenty of philosophy and
caricature, and if Joshua bail I sin
nominated f. ,r any bi-,di miliiary posi
I tiou lie wouiii not have got many
Josbll t's stock was down. The sec
ond day the priests blowing the iniisi
cai Instruments p around the city.
and a failure. Third day, and a fail
tire; fourth day, and a failure; fifth
day, and a failure; sixth day, and a
failure. The seventh day minus, tho
climacteric day. Joshua Is up early In
tlio niiTinug and exannues the tnwis,
walks all around about, lookjatthe
city wall. Tho priests start to make
the circuit of the city. They go all
around once, all around twice, throe
thill's, four times, live times, six times,
seven times, and a failure.
milll'T. Kolt TIIK I.OKI) II ATM fllVK.N
YOU THK CITY!
Then Is only one moro thing to do,
and that is to utter a great shout. I fee
the lsr.ielitis!i army straightening thetu
selves up, tilling their luugs for a vo
cifcmtioii such as was never heard be
fore nnd never heard after. Joshua
feels that the hour hat come, awl he
cries out tolas host; "Shout, for the
Lonl hnlli given you the city!" All tho
ponplc Is'gin to cry. "Down, Jericho,
down, Jeiicho! " and tho I ng line of
solid miisiiorv l .-gius toipiiver and to
move and tons-It. Stand from under!
Bin' falls! Crash! go the walls, the
temples, lint towers, tho paluces; the
air blackened with the dust. Tho
liiiMjiuf the victorious Israelites and
the groan of the comptcrcd Cunuanitus
comiuiiigle and Joshua, standing there
in the debris of tho wall, hoars a voice,
saying, "Them shall not any man he
utile lo stand before theo all the days
of thy life "
duly one house spared. Who live
there r Some greut king? No. Sonic
wouia i di'tiiigiiished for her great
kindlt Is; No, 81io hud Imvii
coiispi -ii- .is Tor her crimcH, It Is the
house nf ( .,inl. Why wus her Iioilso
spared ! I. i ise tho hud Isvn a great
sinner. but birauso alio repcuU'd
dcnioi,.sir.;tu..' to nil tlio ages that them
is men y I r I i- clilcf of sinners. Tim
red coiil i., o! vino Injunction rvachiiig
from ln'' i; iudow to tlie grotind, so
that tvheii lint pcoplo saw Uiut md cord
they knew it was tlio divine Indication
Uiey I'bould not disturb tlie prem
ises, iimkiu; u th'nk of the divine
com ni a Mi v lours ueiivenince, i.ie
red rmrd of a Saviour's kindness, the
red conl of a Saviour's mercy, the red
conl of our rescue. Jlercy fur the
chief of sinners. I'm your trust In that
Uod ami no damago slinll iH'fall yon.
When our world shtdl be mom terribly
surrounded than was Jerlelio, even by
tlie trunitets of the Jiiii'tmcut day, and
the hills and Ihe iiioiiiit.ilus, tho metal
bones nnd the ribs of nntum, shall
break, they win hive hail Ibihab's
failli shall have llahab's deliverance.
Wlii'li wrapt In lln' the n-alMis ef cllicr iilnw,
Aisl heiAeirs lust llmmliT sliskiw llii'i'iirlb tsy
Thnu i"ir1lsitiiii'l slislt o'er Mis ruins smllit,
Anil IlKhl lli.v lereli nt muiiri' s fiiniTnl pile,
Hut Joshua's tronis may nut halt
hem. The commaiid Is "For wan 1,
nian-h!" There is tho city of Al; it
must Imi taken. How shall it bo taken?
A scouting party comes back und says,
"Joshua, we can do that without you;
It Is going to bit a very easy Jolt ; you
Just stay hero while wo go and capture
It." They inarch wit Ii ,u small regi
ment hi front of that city. The men
of Al look nt them nnd give one yell,
and tint Israelites nin like ml:ideor.
The nt irt I if ni tnsips nt Hull Run did not
make sueh rapid time as these Israelites
with tlio ( 'nmuiiiltoa after them. They
never cut such a sorry figure as when
they were tin (lie mtreot. Anybody
Unit goes nut hi tho battles of God
with only half a iorco, Instead of your
taking the men of Al the men of Al
will take you.
Look at tho church of Ciod on the
retmat. The Huiiiesian caiinihuls ate
iip Muiisoii, the uiifisiuuury. "Fall
hack!" said a great many Christian
N'ople-"l'all biuik, O church of (lisl!
Hon ico will never be taken. Don't
you see the Hornesiaii cannibals have
eaten up Miuison, tho missionary?"
Tyuilall delivers his lecture at the I'nl
veisity of lilasgow, and a great many
good eoile say: "Full back, () church
uf (iod! Don't you see that Christian
philosophy Is goin; to lie overcome by
worldly philosophy? Fallback!" ()e
ologv plunges its crowbar into the
mountains, and there are a great iiianv
people who say: "Scientille Investiga
tion is going to overthrow tlie Mosaic
account of tho creation. Fall back
Friends of Ihechun'h have never had
any right to fall back.
JOSHUA 111 MAN I.IKK TIIK KKST (IK US.
Joshua falls on his face in chagrin.
It Is the only time you ever see the
back of his head. Ho falls on his face
nnd begins tn whine, and hesavs- "Oh.
Isml Uod, whercforo hast thou nt all
hniught this people over Jordan lode-
liver us into tlie baud of the AiuoriteH
to destroy us,' Would to Hod we had
Iss'ii content and dwelt on the nth
side of Jordan! For the Cunaaniti
and all the inhabitants of tlie land
shall hear of it, and shall environ us
round and cut olf our name from the
I am very glad Joshua said that. Be
font it ws'iintl us if ho were a supc
natural Ising. and therefore could not
be nn example to us; but I llnd he is
mini, lie is only a man. Just as some
times you llnd a man under severe op
position, or in a bad slate nf physical
health, or worn out with overwork,
lying down and sighing altout every
thing iicing neienieii. am encour
agiil when I hear this cry of JukIiiia as
he lies in tlie dust.
I iod comes and muses him. How
dis-s be muse him.' Hy complimentary
apostniplief .o. lie says: "(jut tin
up. When'fore liest thou iisui thy
fair: Joshua rises, mid I warnuil
you with a mortilled look. Hut hi
old eour.i.'e eoiiies hack. The fact was,
that was lot his Imtlle. If he had
Ixvn in it he would have gone on t
victory. He gathers his tnsips annuel
him and says: "Now, let us go up and
raplunt the city of Al; let us go U
They mandi on. He puts the major
Ity of tho Insijis behind u lodge of
rocks in the night, ami then he send
comparatively small regiineiils up ii
hunt of the city. The men of Al come
out w ith a shout. Thcsiiiull mgimeuts
of Israelites ill stmtugviu fall back and
fall haek. and wlicn all the men of Ai
have left the city mid are in pursuit ol
these sinlleml or seemingly snuuemd
n'ginieiibv Joshua stands on a mck. I
see his lis'ks Hying in the wind as In
points bis sear towanl the doomed
city, and that is tlie signal. The men
rush out fmiu behind the rucks and
take the city, and it is put to the torch
aud then these Israelites in tlie city
march down aud tlie flying regiments
nf Israelite return, and between Ummc
two waves of Israelitish prowess the
men of Ai are destroyed, and the Is-
nicliti-s gain the victory, and while I
see the curling smoke of Uiut dcntmycd
city on tho sky, and while 1 hour the
huzi of the Isnieutes and the groan of
Ihe ('nuu. unlaw, Joshua hears some
tiling louder than it ail, ringing and
echoing through his aoul, "There shall
not any man be able to stand before
thee all Ihe ilaysof thy life."
foil WARD, MAHTUl
Hut this is no pluos for the host of
Joshua to stop. "Forward, march!"
cries Joshua to the tnsips. There Is
the city of ilibcon. It lias put itself
under the pmteotion oi Joshua. They
send word, "There are five kings after
us; they am going to destroy us; send
troop quick; send us help right away."
Joshua lias athroo days' march at more
than double quick. On the morning
nf the thml day be la before the enemy
Them am two long lines of buttlu. The
battle opens with great slaughter, bnt
tiie Cunuunitns soon discover some
thing. They say: "That is Joshua,
that is tlio man who conquered tlie
spring fn'shet, and knocked down the
tone wall und destroyed tho city of Ai.
Thoro is no use fighting." And they
sound a retreat, and as they begin to
retreat Joshua and his host spring upon
tliciu liko a luuilher, pursuing tlnun
over tlie rocks, and an these Cananiiitc
with sralncd ankles nnd gashed fore
Ins-ids mtn-at the catapults of the sky
pour it volley of hailstones into the
valley, and all tho artillery of the
heavens with bullets of iron pound the
Cnmuuilttts against the ledge of lleth
"Oh !" says Joshua, "this Is surely a
victory. Hut do you not see the sun
is going down? Tlnwn Anioritcs am
going to get awny after all, and then
they will come up some other time and
bother us, and perhaps destmy us."
floe, the sun Is going down! Oil, for a
longer day than has ever been seen In
this rliuinte! What is the matter with
Joshua? lias he fallen III an apoplec
tic III ? No, lie Is In prayer. Look
out when a good man makes the Lord
his ally. Joshua raises his face, radi
ant with prayer, nnd looks at the de
scending sun over ( Jlboon and at the
faint cntscent of the moon, for you
know the queen of tho night sometimes
will linger amiiud tho palaces of the
day. Pointing one liand at tho de
scending 'sun and the other hand at the
faint crescent of the moon, in tho name
of that (lod who shaped the worlds
and moves the worlds he erios, "Sun,
stand tllim still upon 01 boon; and
thnu iiiikiii, in tho valley of AJalon."
Whether It was hy refraction of tlie
sun's rays or by tlie stopping of the
whole pliuietary system I do not know
and do hot com, I leave It to ths
Christian scientists and tho Itifldol
scientists to settle that question, while
I tell you I have seen tho same thing.
"What!" sny you, "not the sun stand
ing still T' Yes. The same miracle is
performed nowadays. The wicked do
not live out half their day, and the tun
sets at noon. But lot a man start out
m battle for (iod and tlio truth nnd
against sin, and tlio day of his useful
ness is prolonged and prolonged and
THOt'Oll UK.MI TVIflH WHIIKS no Fill
John Snuinierlli Id wus u cor sunipti ve
Methodist. He looked fearfully white
I am told, as ho stood in old Sands
Street church, in Brooklyn, pivncl.ing
Christ, anil when lie stood on the an
nlversary platform in New York plead
lug for the Bible until unusual and un
known glories nilled forth from thai
book. When he was dying his pillow
was brushed with tho wings of the nngel
fmiu the skies, the messenger that (iod
sent dow n. Did John Huliuii -rileld's
sunset? Did John Suuuuerfleld's dnv
end? Oh, no. Ho lives on In hi
burning utlenuiees In behalf of the
RoU.rt McCheynewas a consumptive
Prpsbyterlun. It was said when he
preached he coughed so it seemed as If
he would never prcuch ugain. His
name Is fnigmnt In all Christendom,
tluit name mightier today than was
ever his living prcsoncc. Ho lived lo
preoch the goss'l in Aberdeen, I'M in
burgh and Dundee, but he went away
very early. He pmachod himself Into
tlie gmve. Has Hubert McChcync's
sun set ? Is Robert Mefheyne's' day
ended? Oh, no. His dying delirium
was filled with prayer, and when he
lifted his luuiil to pmununco the bene
diction upon his family and the bene
diction upon his country ho seemed tn
say: "I cannot dio now. I want to
live on and on. I want to start an In
fluenco for the ehureli that will nevei
cense, i mil omy jo years ol ngi
Sun oi my Chnstian ministry, smnd
still over Scotland." And It cUssI still
A long time ago thiTO was a Chris
ban woman, very eonsecrau-d, and she
had a drunken husband, find no on
came tho nigh, of domes! ie tmuble.
She lost her rhildrcn, and there came
run ni-riii oi oen-avement. Nlio was
very HI, and then- eanio thu niu'lit ol
sickness. Her soul d"mrted. nnd there
came the night of death. Hut all those
nights of tmuble and darkless and sor
row and sickness were illumined by the
gnieeof the gospel, and H'oplo came
many miles to sen how cbeerfullv a
Christian could lie sick mid how cheer
fully a Christian could die. The iimh.ii
that illumined that night of tmuhli
was a relied Ion from the Sn.i of right
eotisiicss. In the last hour of that
nirfUl -that ni .-lit of darkne ss and sick
ness and tiii -rrmi". as she lifteil her
hand toward lieavi-u. t'nisc who stissl
iM-an-si h.'T pillow could be.-rilie wins
per- for she wanted to live on in tin
genenit ions that were t follow, const'
crated to tiisl; shit wanted to have an
Influence lung ufi-r she bad entered
iqsin her eternal ivtvanl, mi l while her
Inuid w.is lift.sl tuid her lips went mov
ing thie-e who stisvl nean-sf her pillow
itould h -UT her say, "Thou i nsui, stand
still in the valley of Ajalou!"
KIVK MOIIK KINGS TO UK UKIIKAI1KII.
lint. Joshua was not quito thmugh.
Them was time for live funerals be
fore the sun of that prolonged day
set. W ho will pnneli their funeral ser
mon? Massilloii pn aclusl the funenil
scniion over Louis Xl. Who will
prcach I lie funenil sermon of those live
dead kings king of Jerusalem, king ol
Hebron, king of Januiith, king of La-
flush, kilii: of Floii? If it be by
Joshua What is bis text ? What shall
bo the epitaph put on the door of ths
tomb? "The:, 'lull not any man Ixj
able to stand be. jure thee nil the day
of thy life."
Hut liefore you fasten up the door I
want live more kings beheaded and
thrust in: King Alcohol, King Fraud,
King Lust, King Siis-rstition, King In
fidelity. I't tin ei Is. Is'heuded and
hurl them In. i ten upthodoot
fomver. Wl: ibe inscription
and what slm I ;..ijiph !? Fui
all Christian philuutlimpists of all agct,
am going to come nntl look at it
What shall the inscription Ih; "Them
shall not any man Is' able to stiuid lie-
fore I lieu nil the davs of thv life.
Hut it is tiiuo for Joshua to go borne.
II -j Is 1 10 yinrs old. Washington went
down the Potomac, and at Mount Ver
non closed his days. Wellington died
peacefully ut Apsley House. Now,
where shall Joshua rest? Why, be is
to have his grcatot Isiltle now. After
110 yeais he has to inert a king, who
has mom subjects than nil the prcscnt
population ol tlie earth, hlsthmnen
pymmid of skulls his parterre the
grave yanls and the eeiueleries of the
world, his chariot the world's hearse -
tiie king of termrs. Hut if this is Josh
ua's gmnlest buttle it is going tn lie
loshua's grcatest victory. He gathers
Ills friends iimiind him and gives bis
valedictory, and It is full of rcmluis
Young men tell what they am going
to do; old men tell what they have
ilniie. And ns you have heard a gmnd-
fnlhiT or grcut-gm ml father, si'aled by
the evening llm, tell of Moiimonlli or
liirktown, nnd then lift the crutch or
stall, us though it went n luiisket, to
tight, and show how the old battles
went won, so Joshua gathers his friends
aniund bis dying pouch, and be tells
them l ho story of nliat bo has Iteon
thmugh, and us ho lies them, his white
locks snowing down on his wrinkled
forchead, I wonder if (lisl has kept
Ills pmmiso all the way thmugh. As
he lies then' bo tells the story one, two
or three times you luivo heard old
people tell a story two or thnti times
over unit he answers, "I go the way
of all the earth, nnd nut one wonl of
the promise has fulled, not one wonl
themof has fill lisl; all has Pome to
pass, not one wonl tlien-of has failed."
And then he turns to his family, as a
dying parent will, and says: "Clnsise
now whom you will serve, tho (iod of
Israel or lint fhsl of tint Amor lies.
As for me nnd tny house, wo will servo
A dying parcnt cannot be reckless or
thoughtless In regnnl to his chlldrcn.
Consent to part with them fomver nt
the door of the tomh we cannot. Hy
the enidlo In which their Infancy wui
nicked, by tho bosom on which they
first lay, by the blcssl of tlio covenant,
by the Ood of Joshua, It shnll not he.
Wu will not part, wo cannot part, Je
hovah Jlreh, wo take thee at thy
promise. "I will be a Ood to thee and
thy seed after thoe,
"Caalorla Is no well adnpleilUidilldivn that
I recoiiiiiii-ii'l It u siiisrlor ui any prescrlpUuo
knowu to inc." II. A. Ant-iii-R, M. Il
111 So. Oxfurd bt., Urouklu, N. T.
JOshi a's IIAY.S M-MUKUKD.
Dead. Hie old cliiefiain must be laid
out. Handle him very gently; that '
sacrcil hi sly is over a bun. lied and ten I
years of age. I Jiy him out, stmtcli out
those feet that walked tlrv shod tllfl i
pcrted Jordan. Close those litis which
hels'. blow the blast at which the
walls of Jericho fell. -id ilo ,lrn.
that lifted theipeartoward thedisimed
city of Al. Fold It riclit over the heart
lllllt CMll. I'd When the vo kiln fell
Hill where shall we gi t the burnished
granite lor the headstone and tho foot
stoiiof I bethink myself now. I hum?
ine that for the head it shall lie tho sun
that stood still in ion (iilieon, and for
the foot the uiooii that slisxl still in
the valley of Ajalon.
Tlic bill is k nioviil. (Ih Iu-jkI rlmm!
ami ilij:cMiin, rt-sitml liv Simmnim Avr
Ctirrrvi ! lnily lv I'liWI IJ. SMIH H,
MholvsitU uiut rlfiii yro.t r TlitM (huii.
iiri' Immi,. ) tht int rtlifitilH tti-tliiy.
1 tut it r m in . lApt'tt-M r.tifi 1 ar
liUKH ' ui 'MAiiiiU-. .trifil 1.
CliukfiiH Jl'uiiiikin,rfii-h .Ifcf.T. '
Tiirlif.VN ?'df ion S .iuin :tMif:i.". I
I Mirk '(f L'lMk-itfwiih, K-r Iti h I
1'i1ntM'N, -w't. 4? ttiitlloni-v 1 1 '
I'iritittKN, IriHh ....( T.1W hint inn I
1 tiriup- ;nx.( in t i-rn... 7fi
iii n iniih'ii'.-i Mini mi
Itl'ilL'C. MT 11t.,....l I... n.'l( All
in-nnit. ir 1m HHiwr i.Ih Mvr nr.
I'""" iifiwT.-i lln. toe t.-HMS'Ju
hiHtnui 1 au CiUry. ilm ',-.( 10
Phi'n Pahy wan ulrk, r pavr her 'atnria,
Wlidi riliH wax a Chilil, titerit fnr('aKiiria.
Ulifn nli It'tnH MIm, kIw cHif toCaMtori
. WUoo alio bad CUilUrvo. the yavo ibciu L'astori
Hv urniit mini, wlfr nntl ilnui:lin-r In AnIu -
villc it viriniiv. Atlirtn, huh inn full mr
tivtilarn lis ti U'Mim inn! iKniioii,
Jl 1"S N t; U 1:1. I S.
(let L"'(l:it to I.HM Wilt St . . V.
V'ANTl'li An ni'tivr, n-Mftt! nuiti kill.
nrv ST'i to sntt Montlilv. withitiiTtn-i-
t rciri'riit in htc own i'i tion n n.'MMioihtr
Nl'W York ll. tlH , Kli rt'IKVs. MAMt'.UTI'NKH.
i.m-k ntx r
. V. wnl Nit tuition
A T4MHH tth liofiril lor a Imlv numi
U-mhvr. Al!nM with i-ti" lo
riil.K I. A. CiMiMtHtv.
ii-ili(iillniiit Cr. is aiiiiiuiiio lltUtl.
ANTI-H Tti Kli NT.
I.iotiiiit iiinil-licil room in a immI lMn-
tlon in privnic t niiiiy Kilrn ini Al''no
.' A I I' , lillllTlll Hc'lVIT- . I'oltli'Mlll.
lost, s'l'hw 1 i:i a smu-x.
tTKA V I MM.
A lurtfr M'ltt-r ilo fit Wt'ittrrit Until in
muv lin vi- him hv (idviiiy for thi "ml "
ilti l Tillf
fhtiuh of si kt nml y hut ton htHihii on
r.'iiii.i ri-m. t.iln-ral rtwiiPl hv lntnu at
tli-Mlti TlilSiil-1'K li.
I OK SUM.
JpMH SM.It-i.UllAT HAKiiAIN
nn I'.'itt n A vi iMii-. 1 1 otmnit hou h anil
3 riMtiitN, inn I two ', rot mi mh(- m
rifir; tot 7o:t:'n lift. Tin- w-liolt-tor if I nun.
ilvUiiil.l OiKTI.AMi IIKH8 1
M-.K ANI I'AUKOT I'fik HAI.lt.
I'or hint ilnifw one lulkinu imrrot.at
anultnii Him... tor l'attin A v 11111 ami
llavw I tmt.
UK MA I. II
II I lll'Ik'T.
-air. tltn-t- iii.,rn f. i rsvv ; i,lri.
A..l- at CITIXKk ni l U li.
i iiu A.'.vr.
llitni., ,tl ni. 'tu-i'.tl ri.i-iii" Inr 11111 lir
.1 iit'ttiOis. M IiIi'm Unit' 'iiimilt-M willk ol
mit-t-l titis. ,illu- tl ,
Iiri.",! Ii'. ;i.-..'l, city.
I'nrnlslit-il liutist- t't-ttiriil t. oration. All
liitir. coi.'iits. T mis mi iit'pli.'iiiloit Ai,
ilv 1 .'-' l'A I I'i' AVIiM i:
nKAI.SS in -
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent fni Krcm i'rrrfc Wonlrn Mllln.
North M mi flfvlllr, N.C,
A Nl'W I'RItn, tun-rtillv iiri'imml 1v lind
in 11 nii'tnlK'ro ot Ihr Aihrvtllf luir, ion
IhiiHt tMitvhmint ami Ik-iivv tial nniHri. rov.
itImk nil ntci-tarv (lolnu, itioi tun und mm
on niilr nt l hi ollUt- oi thr k AMtoi.rn.K ku n
Tih.ihiii!) Co , No (1 North Court Aiiuarr.
i: THE BL01 KkrtVli mRi
i. .t ." rim (itiii.i'ito o in .
ii in Mo.MitiVH, vliioim ruin,
i 1 " . vi-::t.( Mrti'liin' I .1.MI11- in
' j .'.'tl'f notr.l1iOM siIm lIM'l W, lltlK
''.j"" : nn iriinli,', l iliMohiti-lv iMrinlo
J ':- rH ! 1 liVHii'lnni. Ilr-l H
' vt '(' f'rt"v tth fill) hotlli. I'rh-i'fl
J fc 'i-,1 hv ilrtiifdoi . Hi'wirc o!'Miili-
ti'i"". ioi.':.,i.ro.i.M .v o l it
v rWw -.a," .. II I I I I 111 Mill
I'llH HAI.U II V
RAYSOH It SMIiH. A8HFVILLE. N. C
V Liquor Habit.
BAttnrt wau mutrisiirroitt wu
DmirfES GOLDEN SPECIFIC
Itrn br tttvrn In nitH-), tca.nr in HrtlclPMnf fmar.
wtthout tliv kiiitwlniiro of Miiim if nrrcwiiir)f ;
It In ahMilutf'y hiunih'f nnd will fmrt a iwrntu
ornt ami ni'itjr nin, whi thiT th naiirnt ( a
OHMlvmliMlrliikrroriinnltntliohi' wn rfc. IT NKV -
ri'rti it Uiat tti nintrnt urnl'Trx nn I neon
Kli l A I UV ltoifrn.lifl
a I iVf. lloiM'rnM' m 1111 il V ntul wilh atwl
Vftdnnoa. and noun iln rHiimili'ti rclnrniMlhiii u
ffwotoO. atwIw-JHrv,, Toba bad ol
HAYMOK HMITH, ItraKKiHtH,
AsnrTiiir, n ,
au2S dAtwly mun wed fri
Adhevlllr. N. c, I
Cftstnrls corps Colic, rvinnllpstttii,
Seiir hleiiiii'-li, Iilarrlia-a. tru'Uitinn,
Kill VV'imus, sivus sluup, sua iruuiots tU-
WlUiuui lujurlous medication.
Till CSKTium Cusrasr, 71 Hurray Strwit, N. Y.
lniiiircstl in hiiiI si'iiuaoli itlsordcfs, ma
IIHOW.Vs K IIITTEHB.
All nV!im incp it. i ist Isiiil.. r.ennlne hw
tiadc-UiurS uiei vruuvU rutl JiLus ou wrHijr.
Worlh outr Hmiclrvd Dollars,
Mv wilt used only two bottles ul'
'Mulder's I'litnil" bcinrc her third ciin-
liiuiiK-iil. Snys she would not Ih- witli-
i onl it lor liuinlrt'ils ol dollars. Had not
hall' as much troiilile as Is'lore.
Duck Mil. i:s,
I.iiK'oln I'arisll, hw.
Write llraihit'lil Kcgulator Compnay,
Atlanta, lia., lot particulars. Hy till
To Arlf rtlMerx'
'lo insure change of advertisements
running ou regular contrait, copy must
Iw linudi-il in hv 1u o'clm'k n. ni.
AMI Sl-M l-.YIS.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
(INK NltHT ONLY.
Friday. December 26.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ATTRACTION,
i h. i..ii.....i .iu. -.
t.vu a i vuimi t.i- uu,...
l.t-m1iT und Vitilin Virtutim".
H li K H KICIIAK!' I 'ill, T.MANN,
I It UK H STOlil.ZHK.
Viola iinil Vitila d'Amour.
HI'KH I'KNST Olilll.llUV.
mons. i k. Rrcyrov,
It liKK I'KlilHiR.CK H lil HKf llT,
I-'KAI'I.IIIS' ANNA C. MANTKLL.
In 11 'lri't proyrnin. I'hiiuI pHcrs. Hvatn un
mile at J. I. Siiuyi-r'n. No. 13 t'nttun Ave-.
Tucpclay. 1kiximIht If.'l. Kcmrmlicr tlic dntc.
FALK'S I'SIC HOUSE.
35 N. Nalu Street,
ASHIJVILLE, N. C.
INSTRUMENTS.PIANOS, ORGANS, GUITARS,
VIOLINS. BANJOS, ETC.
Mav front nn tinmcnm? tm'k or have it
nluplKil d-rivt to yon from factory.
I AM AGENT FOR NO ONE.
I Imy forntNli whntrvrr I tent In thr mar
ket I ih-II on your own term. I reprctnt
A. II. C'linxc, Hvcrclt New
WII.MiN Si Wlliri! IIKI-'ANH, KIMIIAI.I.,
I ' N IT It I STAI'I.S tlHOANK, "The I'lntut
In Hit' I. nml."
SEE ME BEFORE YOU BUY.
ilrr '-' ill in
One Thotmnnil I'nnniU Nmim C unity.
7t"l Mnkm Trlikttthnros, (wrtcctly lira 11.
CurrmiU. Die IliifM qtinlltyln thr world,
t.nyir Kniin, Ktiltana kitlnlim,
Citron, Flavoring Htrni tn( nf all klmU
In lara;r iuiuillltcH.
Vtio ponmla mlcd niitu Thr ltct lot nf IMre
Cnu krm wit hrouKht to Anhrvlllii. Call al
No. aH North Main Street.
LADIES, PLEASE REMEMBER.
Mnu I'unv Hmlth. Intc from New York, at
A 7 Houth Main Ht., In now fully prrpaml In
do thr moRt ntvllnh drrmaking at thr ihnrl
t notice. Perfect tit tninrantrcd. AUo
AHTIMTIC Ht 1 I.I.I M KM V
rnlrntrc of 1'nncy Combination Muff
Hold and tnadr to order. Tatrttt hat anA bon
net Rtipimrtrr. 07 Houth Main ntmt, over
A full line of
Nnvfltlea of all It I mil for
odel Cigar Stor
u..a M.utls..1 s mmmn,.A HAi -
Jarhnuni anill'rrneh Hrtrr Ptp. AUoCHar
'and Cliiarrttc lloldrra, Clffar anil Claarrtte
Cmirat , oris lot of Imported and duiaeatk
1 Clgarti a fine lot of Walking Can