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OponiiifeDayl SciHoinbe.- 18th. Closing Day, December 31st,
MANUFACTURERS' AND LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING,
PINK ARTS BUILDING.
3 m Effmiikn m nfl m ret m ?s&a
N? GRO BUILDING.
AGRICULTURAL BUILDING. (MO?K TO ?OIAOW NEXT WKRK.)
NOT IN TEXAS
WILL CO ll Bli TT AND FITZ S IM
MONS II AV IQ THEIR BOUT.
Tho Legiclnturo Passes an Autl-Prl/.o
A Special from Austin, Texas, Bays:
Oorbolt and ?'itzsimmons muBt lind
nuothor plaoo than Texas to pull off
thoir light for tb o proposed cbampion
sbip of tho world, i
Tho legislature by a voto that was
practically unanimous in tho senate
and only a little lesa in Ibo house, pnss
od tho bill prohibiting prizo fighting,
aud thus nooomplishod thc purposo for
whioh tho governor OBsembled them in
j Tho voto by whioh tho bill wns oar
j ried furnisher! tho strongest proof of
I tho h'cntiinoot of tho slate with rofor
j enco to prize fighting. Tho only rally- ,
j ing point of tho minority wns opposi
( tion to tho emergency ola USO which !
! carried tho bill into imiuodinte effect.
' Certain of tho members honestly rc
' garded this nu an injustioo to such of
j tho citizens of Dallas as had spout
i largo sums in anticipation of tho light
? aud opposed it for that reason alone.
? Their arguments woro not effective,
I however, and tho vote in tho houso on
I tho final passage of tho bill showed
but llvo votes in opponition with 107 in
j its favor. lu' tho scuato tho bill
! was carried with only ono negativo
J voto in tho twenty-sevon that woro
i cast. Tho sonnte uindo quick work of
the measure lt bari taken a r00089
i until 8 p. m. in order that Dallas ?ico.
plo might be given a lull bearing by
! tho judiciary committee. Within fifty
1 five minutes after reassembling tho bill
' was passed-.
I Tho bill makes prizo fighting a fol
: ony and imposes a punishment upon
tho principals for every infraction of
I tho law by imprisonment in tho peni
tentiary for a term of not lens than
' two and not moro than llvo years.
JAPAN WAN TS COTTON.
Movciiiont to Establish n -Lino of
Steamers to West Coast of Moxlco.
Colonol John A. Cookorill, writing
from Yokohama, Japan, to tho Manu
facturers* ltocord, says:
"Tho cotton spinners association of
Osaka is now trying to induce tho
Japanese government to subsidize a
lino of steamers to ply between Osaka
Slid Yokohama and a point on tho west
coast of Mexico. Tho idea is to seouro
a steamship lino wholly ooutrolled by
tho Japanese government and which
will connect with tho Telmantopeo
! "By this ronlo it is thought -tho
cotton of tho southern states can be
reaohed cheaper than by tho way of
! '.Pno?mty T! j inovo than 1 Uroly tl ?\
, this Qu tor pr i will bi ea rr ?ed out, roi
ibo Jaj anti'. . arti gi 'vit?ie ,<. vt at O'JIOU
lion to thu ? ibjrel of colonisation tu
i ','An?lhoiv 'company! luis beCnifoi ed
rliorV \i'>h VisMuin1 i'.iuom?to ?ii its
head Lo purohaso lauds in Mexico and
looato th er oon somo of tho surplus
population of Japan. Japan io des
tined to booomo ono of tho groatest
cotton spinning countries of tho world.
Sho will purohaso 00 per cont of hor
raw material in tho United States
whon tho transportation rates aro
SYMPATHY FOR CUBA.
MoiiBtor Mass Meetings Held at Chi
cago anil Resolutions Adopted.
Surrounded by patriotic mottoes,
1 with tho Amorioan flag as a back
ground, tho declaration of independ
ence as a textbook and tho spirit of
liberty ns inspiration, 4,001) persons
yelled themselves hoarse nt Chicago
Monday night in tho enlise of Cuban
indepondeneo. There could scarcely
havo been more onthusinsm had tho
meeting boon held iii Cuba it
self. Central Music hall was not
big enough to hold all tho
sympathizers and thoro wns an ovor
llow mooting in tho auditorium of tho
Young Mon's Christian Association
building. At both meetings tho samo
resolutions woro adopted and speeches
woro made by men prominent in civic
affairs, all of whom uncompromisingly
favored tho freedom of tho litllo
island in tho thraldom of Spain. Tho
resolutions express sympathy for the
revolutionists, oall on tho United
States to recognize them UH belliger
ents and ask other countries to join in
making this demand. They begin
willi tho best known paragraph in the
declaration of indepondeneo and end
with a determination to continue tho
work thus auspiciously bogun.
A ti Ii -11 Ii R A LD CHANG B13 HANDS.
Hereafter H Will Advocate tile Coln
ugo of Silver.
Tho Ago-IIorald, published at Bir
mingham, that has boon heretoforo
run as a ainglo gold standard paper,
hos chaugod hands. Tho purchasers
aro mainly former stockholders of tho
Doily Stato, whioh was tho loading
freo silver paper in Alabama. That
paper, Tho Stato, will discontinuo and
Tho Ago-IIorald will hereafter bo pub
lished os tho Stato IIorald and will ad
vocato bimetallic dootrinos.
A Missouri Bank Falls.
Tho Farmers' and Mord?ante' bank,
of Creighton, Mo., has mado au as
signment for tho boneflt of its credit
ors. Tho statement filed shows assoK
to tho amount Of $124,000, and liabili
ties amounting to $00,000, mostly in
real CBtato papor. Tho ofllcors of tho
institution say that tho nnsponsion is
only tomporary and that tho deposit
ors will bo paid in full. Tho cashier
of tho bank,D. B.Wallis, is designated
INTICRNATIONAT, hiCSSOX FOR
OU T?R ICR Itt.
Lesson Text: ?'Tho Triumph of Gid
eon," Judges vii., 13-1?:?-Cold
on 'J'oxt: Psalm xxvll.,
18. ''Ami when G (doon was como, behold
there was ii men that told a dream unto lils
fellow." Gideon had bcou called and en
couraged hy Gio Lord to deliver Israol from
tho Midianltcs, their oppressors, his princi
pal strength being tho 'Lord's assurance:
'.Have not I sent thoo? Rarely I wilt be with
thee" (chapter vi., M, 1?). The Lord, how
ever, gave bini three signs to strengthen him
yet further- tho meat offering, accepted by
Uro, tho fleece wot and the fleece dry. After
sifting the army of 82,000 down to 8'?0 by
sending home all tho fearful ones (2-2,000),
and out of Ibo remainder all that loved (heir
own ease (0700). Ho still furthe.- strengthens
him by sending bim down to tho Midlttnlto
host by night to hear what tiley talked about
tn tho camp. Just as Gideon carno to tho
camp om. soldier was telling another this
drouin. Tho dream wits evidently from the
Lord, and also the telling ol it at this time.
l l. "This ls nothing ?Iso save the sword of
Gideon, the son of Joash, a man of Israel,
for Into bis band hath God dollverod Midhill,
and all the host." Tho Interpretation of this
dream by th? soldier was also of tb? Lord ns
surely ns wore the interpretations by Joseph
and Danlcl/Phls does not prove, bowevor, that
tho Midianite soldlor was a man of God, for
th? Lord ugnrt tho mouth of Balaam, and
also tho mouth pf tho liss on which bo rodo,
to utter His messages.
15. ''Arise, for tho Lord bath dollverod
into your bund the host of Midhill." Gldoon
was so strengthened by this dream mid its
interpretation that ho hastened at once back
to tho ?ump of israel with these wor.'s.
Whatever God commands us to do Ho is
ready to do also, nnd when Ho asks us to do
what seems Impossible it ia that wo may see
our weakness nilli trust Him to perfect' Ills
strength in our weakness, for Ho giveth
power lo tim faint, and lo thom that have no
might Me inereaseth strength.
IC. "He put a trumpet In ovory man's
bnnd. with empty pitohors, and torches
(margin) within tho pitchers." Thus Ho
ilid with th? throe companies of 100 each.
Three ls a mighty number and makes us
think of the Holy Trinity and also of resur
rection. Tho trumpet ls suggestive of testi
mony in connection with atonement, for
both ranis'horns and silver speak of atone
ment, and wo overcome by tb? blood of tho
Lamb and tho word of our testimony ready
to lay down our byes for Him (Hov. xii., ll).
The torch ls suggestive of a constant life,
for "the life is tho light." To bo II good
soldier of Christ thoro must bo a good testi
mony anil a consistent life.
17. "Look on to mo and do likewise. As
I do, so shall yo do." Tho secret of victory
is to soe Jesus only (Math, xvii., 8: Heb. xii.,
3, 2), and follow Him fully, walking as Ho
walked (t Pet. il., 21; I John ii., 0). "Do as
I have done unto you" was part of His ad
vice to His disciples (John xiii., 16), and
there is no per.oct example but Himself. Wo
mnylwell say, "Who is sufficient for such n
lite/" But Ho answers, ".My grace is suffi
cient for thee." "Our sulllcioncy is of God"
II Cor. H., 1G? HI., C; xii., U).
18. "Blow yo tho trumpet and say, Tho
sword of the Lord and of Gideon." Tho
sound from tho mouth suggests tho two
edged sword whioh proceeds from tho mouth
(Kev. h. 16), tho word of God willoh is
sharper than any two edged sword (Hob. iv.,
12). thesword of tho Spirit, which istboword
of God (Eph. vi., 17). This victory accom
plished by tho Lord til rough Gideon, Gideon's
part hoing simply that of a visible and obe
dient partner. It was so with all the
ptophotfi" tho'word VT . Ibo T bul Gie
mouth was (ho prophet's, fe?Gn ll yam. will.,
2;, Joiv i. i). liven O'lr Hud Jean* w'vc$ Ills
I'iii Kop i/ied.!! < .al' Ul vfo'xa* abel work* "V
(john v11., * i; \)\.( v)).
'e. "AH 'ie- throe ooinPobjaS blew
'.!.<< '.'...;: .,<:(!. (md bftijfjti tho pkchois and
held Hu- bunni Iii their loft hnpds arni tko
Un.np.d ' i:; Ideir fight bunds (o blow, and
i li wy or i ?il, Thu owimi oi Gio Lord nnd of
Gldoou," I do not kn,ow just how they mnu
agod with two hands to accomplish those
thrio things all at once; but someday Gldoon
will toll ns how they did it lt wo ask him.
Tho.principal Itom lu the story is their cry
and its results. The strength of my lifo and
tts joy and penco Istho partnership with Him
who "does all tho work-, suggested by tho
pbraso, "Tho Lord and Gideon." It is God
who worketh in us both lo will and to do
(Phil. ii.. 13; Heb. xiii., 21). Tho Lord
could as easily have delivered Israol without
Gideon, bul Ile saw flt to uso Gideon. So
with hs, Wo aro none of us essential to Him,
but II? is willing to ns? us if wo aro willing
to bo used by Him as II? shall pienso,
21. "And they stood overy man in his
place." I believe from Eph. il., 10, that God
?ins ii place and a work for each of His re
deemed (seo also Mark xiii., 81; Math, xx v. ,
15). and that, as ono has said, a Godly man
is God's man in God's place doing* God's
work In God's wav for God's glory. As in
the tabernacle and temple, neither Moses nor
David nor Solomon hail any say in tho plans,
but rcceivod all from God and bad only to
be obedient, so I believe it should bein all
the work of the church and In tb? individual
lifo of ?very beltover. Wo have th? promise
of thoughts, words, slops and tuitions, all
controlled by Him who says, "Behold I mako
all things now." Let our motto, then, bo
"Not li but Ohrlstj who liveth in mo, Ibo
Son of God, who loved mo and gavo Himself
for me" (Ga!, il.. 20).
22 "Th? Lord HOI overy man's sword
against his fellow." So it "was In I Snm.
xiv., 20, and in II Citron, xx., 23. ' lu tho
later ens? the people wont out praising tho
Lord as limy went to tb? bal Go for tb? vic
tory that th? Lord was going to give thom,
for they believed God. In the storm at sea
Paul was of good cheer because of tho de
liverance promised, though Ibero seemed,
humanly speaking, no possibility of deliver
ance, but he believed God (Acts xxvii., 35).
lt ls safe to keep right on as God directs and
trust Him to m inago all our enemle.i, our
reputation mid all elsie, "Do not afraid.
23. "And the men o* Israel gathered thom
Folves together ? * * and pursued lifter
the Midiaiiites." Those mentioned lu this
verse wore.such as responded to Gideon's
first call for helpers (vi., 35). Then in tho
next verso \v? read that Ephraim carno also.
See in chapter vii., 1-3, how wlsoly Gideon
appeased their anger at not being called
earlier, and remember that "a soft answer
lurneth away wrath" (Prov, xv., 1). May
ibo fact that God sends us and ls with US be
oar constant strength (chapter vi., 14-tG).- j
SO UTU URN'S ACQU IsT'TION.
Tho Alabama (?rent Sont horn Control.?
led by the Southern.
A spooial from Birmingham, Ala.,
says: "At tho annual ?tookholdors'
mooting of tho Alabama Groat Bouth
orn railroad dirootors wero oleotoil, a
majority of whom aro direotors of tho
Southern Railway Company. Thin
places tho lattor in possession of tho
Alabama Great Southern, extending
from Chattanooga to Moridian, and in
II position to practically diotato and
control tho Qucon and Cresoont from
Cincinnati to Now Orleans. Tho
-kmthorn Railway Company will begin
nt onoo to oporato tho Alabama Groat
Htivry Hayward's Cnso.
Tho supromo court of Minnosota
has sot tho hearing in tho appoal of
Harry T. Hayward from tho death
contoneo for murder for Novombor 4.
Mexican Waler Java, '.'.
Tho Mexicans do not nee ice, bul
novortholess thoro ia no country where
a umn cnn got n olaas of ooo), sweet
water than in Mox loo. Tho'water jars
oro mado of porous pottery whioh ol-,
lows tho wator to ooze through tho
material of tho tnnks, and the evapor
ation hoops it always Ooo!. It ia not
cold like our ioo wator, but it is all tho
botter on that aoconnt, ns a mun eau
drink twioo as much and never fool in
tho loast injured, no matter how largo
his drafts. Australian ranohmon fre
quently put water into ukin bottles
whioh they suspoud from tho veran
dah, and tho air swaying tho skins
book and forth oools tho wator and
rendors it moro palntablo.
Koon Your Weuther l?yo Opniif
Fratid loves a shining mark. Occasionally
spurious Imitations i pring up of Ilo.-totter's
Stomach Hltlo-s, tho gr-nt American family
r m? iy lor chill- ttucl fev> r, dyspepsia, con
stipation, l)lllousnj<-n, iii rvou nc>s, nouraluin,
rheumatism mri kidney ?li.inr or. Thoso
Imitation * aro usually llerv local luttera full
pf hlyh Winos, L< ok out for thc iii m - lu un turo
on toe KC ll ll i nc lab I and vlguetloof St. George
nnd thu Dragon.
TI UJ friend? visit us In prosperity only whon
Koorta neAls'piico lt may hs host to roiv.lcr lt
promptly, hut ono should rcmombor to uso even
tho rnott ppvfo't lvmcdloaonly when needed
Tiie bi st and most simple and gent?o remedy is
tho Syrup of Figs manufacturcrt by tho Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co.
A font who lias a lla?h of wit croatos aston
ii hm.-nt and scaiultvl.
Dr. Ki'mor's SWAMI?-HOOT euros
ali Ktdnoy ami Hlartdor troublo?.
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Reason cannot show Itself moro reasonable
than to COUKO reason lacon things unreasonable
Pulu lu Nat Conducive of Pleasure*
espoclally when occasioned by coins. Hlndor
cortiH will please; lt. removes them perfectly
To moko somo provision for your physical
health at this flonson, booanao a oold or
oough, an altaok of pneumonia or typhoid
fovor now may make you au invalid all win
tor. Pirat of all bo euro that your blood ls
puro, for heuiln dopenda upon puro blood.
A fow bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla Will b?
a paying Invest mont now. It will ?Ivo you
turo, rion blood and Invigorato your systom.
Ia tho Ono Truo, Blood Purifier.
Ufonrl'c DSlla ft.l'? tost?los*, mild, efrec,
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The Greatest Ned len! Discovery
of tho Ago.
DONALD KENNEDY, OF ItOXBUSY, MASS.,
Has dlaoovorOd in ono of onr common
pasture woods a remedy that cures evory .
kind of Humor, from tho worst Ooroful?
down to a common pimple.
Ho has tried it in ovor oloven hundred:
casos, and novor failed oxoop.t in. two-cases
(both thunder humor). Ho has now la
hls possosston over two h'undrod cortitV*
catos ol its valuo, all within twenty mile*
of Boston. 8ond postal card for book.
A benefit Is always oxporioneed from the
ft rat bottlo, and a perfeot miro is warranted
when tho right quantity ia takon.
When tho lunga aro affcotod it onuses1
shooting paine, Uko noodles possingi
through thom} tho samo with tho Livor
or Bowols. This is oausod by tho duets
being stopped, and always disappears in ?
weok niter taking it. hoad tho labol.
If tho stomaoh is foul or bilious lt i?iU
onuso aquoamlsh foollnga at first
No ohango of diet ovor nocessary. Kat
tho bust you can got, and enough ot it.
Dose, ono tablespoonful in water ut bod
Ume. 8old by all Druggists.
jgARLV to bed,
Early to rise,
Bat cakes mado of
. To be healthy and
waii Baitk co. Limiten,
Th? I.?Tfiit Mtnurictum? of,
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