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ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1000.
JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR..
Practices iu all the couria on th
Eastern Shore of Viricinia.
Will beat Eant- Hie ami Accouia
O. H first tiny of every court and a
Eaai ville every Wednesday.
S. JAMES TURLINUTON,
Will b-* at Accomac C. H Wednes
da** a auii Oourf Days.
Will practice in the courts of Acco
mac ami Northampton Counties.
Otho F. Mears. (i. Walter Mapp.
M EARS & MAPP,
Offlacs:? Eastville, N art hampton Co.,
und Accomack C. H.
Practice iu all courts on the Eastern
Bt'ore of Virginia.
U. g. STURG1S.
Okkicks?Accouiac C. H., Onancock
Practice*, iu all courts on Eastern
Shore. Bankruptcy cases a specialty.
Accomac C. H., Va.
Will practice in all courts of Acco
mac anti Northampton counties.
T. B. gUINBY,
Prompt attention to all business.
JOHN R. REW,
OHkvaai?Accomac CH and Parksley.
Wiil be at Court House every Wed?
nesday aud court days.
TiiOS. W. RUSSELL.
Accomac C. H., Va.
r/ractic.-s in the courts ol Accomac
and Northampton counties.
N. B. Wescott. B. T. Gunter, Jr.
WESCOTT k GUNTER,
Offices?Accomac C. H., and at home
ol N. B. Wescott, near Mappsburg.
Practice in all courts on the Eastern
Shore of Virginia.
L. FLOYD NOCK,
Attoruey-at-Law and Notary Public,
Accomac C. H., Va.
Wiil practice in all court* of Acco'
?BM and .Northampton counties,
i To ai pt attention to all busineaa.
JAME* H. FLETCHER, JR.,
?Accomac C. H.. Va.?
Practices in all the courts of Acco
lUAO -ami Northampton counties.
STEWART K. POWELL,
Will practice in all the courts of
Aocomac and Northampton counties.
Will be o*. Accomac C. H., every
Wednesday and court dava.
PR. L. J. HAKMANSON,
Office hours from Da. m., to 5 p. m.
Dr.Thos. B. Lkathkkbury,
Office hours trom tf a. m., to 5 p. m.
DR. E. U. POTTER,
Will be at Bloxom Tuesday and
Wednesday, aud at Marsh Market
Friday of second week in each
mouth for the practice of his pro?
FRED E. RUEDIGER,
-County ?;o:? Surveyor,
Accomac C. H., Va.
Thoroughly equipped with latest
and best instruments offers his ser?
vices to citizeus ot Accomac.
Will meet all enuaxements promptly'
Office of L. F. J. WILSON,
Stockton Ave., Greenbackville, Va.
Notary Public, General Convey?
ancer and Special Collector of Claims.
Special attention paid to the Adjust
me Ji ot Foreign aud other Claims.
Homestead Deeds and Deeds of Trust
made a specialty. Correspondence
WAI. P. KU. 4 Cl,
Accomack 0. H., Va.,
A full line of
Jr.ept on hand at Lowest Prices
Spending money introducing a brand if you don't
intend to keep it goodr1
WE KNOW THE FOLLY
?of trying to fool a smoker. We'll never put the name
Allen R. Cressman's Sons, Manufacturers,
on an unworthy article.
-Sold by Good Dealers Everywhere.
F. A. DAVIS & CO..
Distributors, 9 South Howard St., Baltimore.
Session 1899-1900 Begins September 7th. 1899.
A. C. Southall, A. B., Randolph-Macon College,)
A. V. Nunnally, A. B., R.M. College, Ashland, , A880,ci.att.
Va., Smithdeal Business College, Principals.
Richmond, Va. J
Primary Department?Miss Zula Beaton, (Norfolk College '85).
Miss Margaret Battaile, Peabody Conservatory Baltimore, and
graduate in voice culture and certificate of Proficiency in gener?
al musical knowledge and piano forte playing,
Hollins Institute, Va.
Former teacher of instrumental and vocal music in
Southside Female Institute, Va.
-Prospectus sent on application
786. niargaret Hcaaemu
isv. R. A. Robinson, A. B. (University of Va.), B. D. (Union
Seminary), Headmaster. Six in Faculty.
A Christian Home School. English, Classical and Musical
bourses. Thorough. Pupils received at any time
W* jiu ^?ItHrfl^?itt^
^ Qteam [ce I] ream Works, ^
-M ARL ON STATION, MD .
jjend your orders to me I will make prices as low as any
others and guarantee the quality to be better.
2Jan ship on any Express that goes down your Rail Road or
any Steamboat that goes to your wharves.
(^Successor to POLK & BENS0N,^^?)
lerchant Tailor, -+- Pocomoke City, Md.
jewill visit Accomac C. H., every court day with full-^?
?arline of Samples of Suitings in their Seasons "Wt
~IRE! FIRE! FIRE!
Not the kind that burns but the kind that knocks
everybody in the Clothing Business and gives
you the greatest chance of your life to buy
at the lowest possible price. Our winter clothing
must go and we will sell them at half (J) its value.
ame at once and get your BARGAINS at the same old stand.
Plinfr fe Pfl .*. THE BUSY CORNER,
UnlallV fi UUm * ONANCOCK, VA.
E. W. POLK,
-Formerly of? POLK & BENSON
Pocomoke City, Hd.
ill visit Accomac C. H., every court day,
TRIUMPHAL CHA MOT
DR. TALMAGE SAYS RELIGION IS NOT
Unman Mfa- Ia Prulontrrd by Practi?
cal Hellifloii?lari- ot the Health a
I'oalllvp ( hrUtlan Du tr?A (auapcl
[Copyright, Louis Klopsch, 1900.]
Washington, Kcli. IS.? Thin sermon
of Dr. Tnlmage presents a gospel for
tills life nu well as tin- next and shows
What religion does for the prolongn
tion of earthly existence; text, Psalm
xcl, 18, "Witli kui',' life will I satisfy
Through tho mistake of Its friends
religion has been chiefly associated
with sickbeds and graveyards. The
whole subject to ninny ix-ople is odor?
ous with chlorine and carbolic arid.
There are people who cannot pro?
nounce the word religion without hear?
ing in lt the clipping chisel of the
tombstone cutter. It ls high time that
this tiling were changed and that re?
ligion. Instead of being represented as
a hearse to carry out the d.-ad, should
be represented as a charlot in which
the living are to triumph.
Religion, so far from subtracting
from one's vitality, ls a glorious addi?
tion. It is sanative, curative, hygienic
It ls good for the eyes, good for the
ears, good for tlie spleen, good for the
digestion, good for the nerves, good
for the muscles. When David, in an?
other part of the Psalms, prays that
religion may be dominant, he does not
speak of it as a mild sickness or mm
emaciation or an attack of morai ami
spiritual cramp. He speaks of lt ns
"the saving health of all nations,"
while (.'od In the text promises 1<?n
gevlty to Hie pious, saying, "With long
life will 1 satisfy him."
The fact ls that Dieu and women die
too soon. It ls high time that religion
Joined the hand of medical science in
attempting to Improve human longev?
ity. Adam lived !.''n years: Methuse?
lah lived !M'!i rears. A kite in die his?
tory of the world as Vesp-tsiHU there
were nt one time in his empire 43 peo?
ple 185 yens old. So tar ilowu as the
sixteenth century Pi -ter Z.-irtau died at
186 years of age. 1 do not s:\y tii.lt re?
ligion will ever lake the r.ne back to
antediluvian longevity, but I do say
that the length of bunnin life will be
It ls said in Isaiah kv. 20, "The child
mall die Kmi years oki." Now. if. ac
?ordlng to Scripture. lin- child lt to be
100 years old may Dot th- men and WO
-nen reach to 300 and -k*> and 600? The
'act ls that wi- are na re dwarfs and
skeletons compared with some of the
renerations that are to come. Tnke
he African race. They have been tin?
ier bondage for centuries. (Jive them
i chance, and they develop a Tous
aint rOuverture. And if tho white
ace shall be brought out from under
be serfdom of sin what shall be the
sxly. what shall be the^*9THr-nollglon
las only just touched our world. Give
t full power for a few centuries, and
rho cnn tell what will be the strength
f man and the beauty of woman and
he longevity of all?
Friend of l.onicevlty.
My design ls to show that pracUcal j 8tl
ellgiou Is the friend of longevity. I sa
rove it. tirst, from the fact that It J to
mkes the care of our health a positive ^
kristian duty. Whether we shall keep
arly or late hours, whether we shall
ike food digestible or Indigestible,
bother there shall be thorough or ln
umpk-tc mastication, aro epiostions
ery often referred to the realm of ? 8ls
iiimsicality, but the Christian man , lle
fts this whole problem of health Into j t,n
ie accountable and the divine. He t'1(
tys, "Ood has given me this body,
nd he has called lt the temple of tbe
[oly Ghost, and to deface Its altars or
lar its walls or crumble Its pillars ls
God defying sacrilege." He sees
od's calligraphy in every page?ana
?mlcal and physiological. He says,
3od has given me a wonderful body
ir noble purposes." That arm with
! curious bones wielded by 48 curious
nscles, and all under tho brain's teleg
ipby?330 pounds of blood rushing
irough tlie heart every boor, the heart
24 hours boating 100.000 times, dur
g the same time tho lungs taking in
hogsheads of air, and all this meek
listn not more mighty than delicate
id easily disturbed and demolisked.
The Christian man says to himself,
f I hurt my nerves, if I hurt my
aln. If I hurt any of my physical fac
ties. I Insult God and call or dire
trlbutlon." Why did God toll the
;vites uot to offer to him in sacrifice
limals imperfect and diseased? He
pant to toll us in all the ages that we
e to offer to God our very best phys
tl condition, and a man who through
?egular or gluttonous eating ruins
? health is not offering to God such a
crillee. Why did Paul write for his
>ak at Troas? Why should such a
pat man as Paul be anxious about a
Ing so Insignificant as an overcoat?
was because he knew that with
eumonia and rheumatism he would
t be worth half as much to God and
? church as with respiration easy
d foot free.
ia Intelligent Christian man would
isidor lt an absurdity to kneel down
night and pray and ask God's pro
tlon while at the same time he kept
> windows of his bedroom tight shut
ilnst fresh air. He would Just as
>n think of going to the top of bis
use and leaping off and then pray
; to God to keep him from gp-tting
rt. Just as long as you refer this
iole subject of physical health to the
;lm of whlmsii-ality or to tia- poetry
?k or to the butcher or to tia- baker [ I cai
to the apothecary or to the clothier, havi
.1 are not acting like n Christian. | and
ke care of all your physical forces? ' get
?vous. muscular, bono, brain, cellu-' trou
tissue?for all you must be brought Hen
moklng your nervous system Into thnt
rets, burning out the eoatini: of vour lion
mach with wine, logwooded and I>an
retrained, walking with thin shoes then
make your foot look delicate, pinch-1
at the waist until you are nigh cut "<j
two and neither part worth any- aske
ag, gronniug about sick headache eute
I palpitation of the heart, which plait
i think came from God, when they tory,
ae from your own folly. tbe <
p'hat right has any man or woman whei
deface the temple of tbe Holy play
ost? What ls the ear? Why, it is turei
whispering gallery of tbe human your
1. What Ii the eye? Jt ia the ob- Why
aervatory non constructed, us tele?
scope rweeping the heavens. So won?
derful aro these bodies that God names
lils own attributes after different parts
of them. His omniscience lt li Qod'i
ey* "ls omnipresence?lt Is (Jud's
ear. Fis omnipotence lt ls Cod's arm.
The upholstery of the midnight heav?
ens lt is the work of God's fingers.
Ills life giving power?it ls the breath
of the Almighty. Ills dominion?"the
government shall be upon his shoul?
der." A body so divinely h.nd aial
SO divinely constructed, let us be enre
ful not tu abuse if.
< hrlntlnn Univ.
When lt becomes a Christian duty to
take caro of our health, is not the
whale tendency toward longevity? If I
to - my watch about recklessly and
drop lt im tlie pavement :ind wind it
up any time of day or night I happen
to think of lt. and often let lt run
down, while you are careful with your
watch and never abuse lt and wind lt
up just at the same hour every night
and put lt iu a place where lt will not
suffer from the violent changes of at?
mosphere, which watch will last the
kaiger? Common sense answers. Now,
tin- human body is (kai's watch. You
S.-e tin1 hands of tile watch. You see
the f;]ci' uf thc watch, but the lip'Mting
nf the heart is tin- ticking of tlie walch.
Oh. bo careful and do ri? >t kt lt run
Again. I remark that practical reli
Uloq is a friend of longerltj In the fact
thal it is a protest against dissipations
ivhich Injure ami destroy the health.
Bad men and women live a very short
life Their sins kill them. I know
iiindreils cf ?.'ood oki mon. but I do not
chow half a dozen bad old men. Why?
I'hey do not get old. Lord Byron died
it Missolotighl at 36 years of age, birn?
ie! f his own Mazeppa, his unbridled
issaiona thc boras that dashed with
lim into the desert. Edgar A. Poe
lied at Baltimore at 88 rears of age.
nh..' black raven that alighted on tlie
mst above his chamber door was de
Only thia and nothing more.
Napoleon Bonaparte lived only Just
eyond midlife, then died nt St Hel
na. and one of Ids doctors said that | ;
la disease was induced by excessive j *
nulling. The hero of AustetiltX, the I
ian who by one step of his foot in the c
salar of Europe shook tba earth, kill
I by a snuffbox! Oh, how many poo- 1
le we have known who have not lived
ut half their (lavs because of their
Issipatlons and Indulgences. Now j
ractical religion is a protest against
II dissipation of any kind.
"Kut," "you say, "(professors of reli
ion have fallen, professors of religion
ive got dinnie, professors of religion
ive misappropriated trust funds, pro
'ssors of religion have absconded."
es. but they threw away their roll
on before they did their morality. If y
lnan on a White Star line steamer
mud for Liverpool in mid-Atlantic
mps overboard and ls drowned, ls ii
at anything against the White Star
le's capacity to take the man across
e ocean? And If a man Jumps over
0 gunwale of his religion and goes
iwn never to rise ls that any reason g
r your believing that religion has no n
padty to lake the man chair through? y,
the on.- (.ase If ho had kept to the ai
?mer bia body would have boon g,
Ted; In the other ease if be had kept ??;
lils religion his morals would have fr
en saved. pi
A Ilcnltliy lin lu n. a-. ,e
riiore are aged people who would cf
ve bei n dead '_'.") years ago but for ttl
t defenses and the equipoise of roll- \\
m. You have no more natural re- hi
lance than hundreds of people who ar
In the cemeteries today slain by w
-lr own vices. The doctors made ye
'ir case as kim! and pleasant ns they te
lld. and it was (ailed congestion of bi
- brain or something else, but the th
ikes ad the blue Hies that seemed gr
crawl over the pillow In tilt- sight of sh
- delirious patient showed what was th
? matter with him. Von. the aged -f,
rlstinn man. walked along by that fe
happy one until you came to t..e '
(k n pillar of the Christian life. You pe
nt to the righi; he went to tbe left, nu
at is all the difference between you. an
, If this religion ls a protest against kn
forms of dissipation then it la nu ll- sk
trious friend of longevity! "With tia
g life will I satisfy him." an
gain, religion is a friend of longer- tet
in tlie fact that lt takes the worry tal
ol' our temporalities. It ls not work int
t kills men: it is worry. When a tio
n becomes n genuine Christian, ho hoi
kes over to Cod not only his affoc- ha
is. but his family, his business, his pu;
Station, his body, his mind, his soul "T
,-orythlng. Industrious ho will bo. got
never worrying, because (kal ls by
laging his affairs. How can he thc
?ry about business when in answer thc
lls prayers Cod tells him when to 1 tin
and when to sell. and. If he gain, con
1 is best nnd. If lie lose, thnt is best? the
lppose you lind a supernatural a i
:libor who came in nnd said: "Sit tea
ant you to call on mo In every ex- of
icy. I am ymir fast friend. I could bili
back on 820.000.00a I can foresee gre
inlc ton yent*. I hold tho control- the
stock In .'lu of tho best monetary An
itutions of this country. Whenever the
are in nny trouble call on me. and Iqu
ill help you. You can have my red
loy. and you can have my influence. Jes
e ls my hand in pledge of lt." How Am
h would you worry about busk the
? Why. you would say. "I'll do life
best I can. and then I'll depend on Am
friend's generosity for tho rest." the
nv, moro than thnt Is promised to big
?y Christian business man. God
) to him: "I owu New York and A
don and St. Petersburg and Peking, aud
Australia aud California are mine, er
n foresee a panic 1,000 years. I ot in
- all the resources of the universe, of i
I am your fast friend. When you and
In business trouble or auy other cole
hie, call on me, and I will help, it r
e ls my hand in pledge of oinnipo- hob
deliverance." How much should tim
man worry? Not much. What A
will dare to put his paw on that Ing.
iel? Is there not rest in this? Is the
e not an eternal vacation in this? sun
God U Preaent. tte*
h," you say, "here ls a mau who beal
d God for a blessing In a certain heal
[?prise, and he lost i-J.OOO In lt. Ex- will
i that" I will. Yonder is a fae- and
and one wheel is going north and ic.
ither wheel ls goiug south, aud one bert
?1 plays laterally and the other W
I vertically. I go to the tnanufac- WOT
?, and I say: "Oh, manufacturer, Orel
machinery ls a contradiction, mat
do you not make all tbe wheels 1 mon
go oue way?" "Well," he says, "I
made them to go in opposite directions
on purpose, and they produce the right
result. You go down stairs and ex?
amine the carpets we are turning out
lu this establishment and you will see."
I go down on the other Hour, and I see
the carpets, and I am obliged to con
| fp-ss that though the wheels In that
factory go in opposite directions they
turn oat a beautiful result, aud while I
am standing there looking at the ex?
quisite fabric an old Scripture paasagS
Comes Into my mind "All things work
together for good to them who love
God." Is there not rest In that? Is
then- not tonic In that? Is there not
longevity In that?
Suppose a man is all tbe time worried
aboul his reputation. Ono man says he
Hes, another says be is stupid, another
says ho ls dishonest, and half a dozen
printing establishments attack him, i
nnd he ls lu a great state of excite-.
mont and worry and fume aud cannot i
sleep, but religion comes to bira and
says: "Man. God ls on your side; Jie '
will take care of your reputation. If I
Cod bo for you, who can bo against
you?" How much should that man |
worry about lils reputation? Not
much. If that broker who some yenrs
ago In Wall street, after he had lost
money, sat down and wrote a farewell
letter tO his wife before he blew bis
brains out: if Instead of taking out of
his pocket a [ilstol he had taken out a
weil read Now Testament there would
have been one less suicide. Oh, nervous
and feverish people of the world, try
tills almighty sedative! You will live
2."p years longer under its soothing
power, lt la aol chloral that you want
or morphine that you want: it is the
gospel of Jesus Christ. "With long
life Will I satisfy him."
Again, practical religion ls a friend
of longevity in the fact that lt re?
moves all corroding care about a fu?
ture existence. Every man wants to
know what is to become of him. If
you get on board a rail train, you want
to know nt what depot lt ls going to
pjtop If you got on board a ship, you
nant to know Into what harbor lt is
pjolng to run. and if you should tell me
you have no inti rest in what is to be
rom* future destiny I would in as po?
rte a way na I know how tell you I
lld not believe you. Before I had this
natter settled with reference to my
'uturo existence, tho question almost
vorrled me iuto ruined health. The
inxieties men have upon this subject
>ut together would make a martyr
lom. This ls a state of awful un- '
lealtblness, There are people who fret
bemselves to death for fear of (lying.
Death Hie Preface,
I want to take the strain off your
icrves and the depression Off your
ouL nml i make two or three exped?
ient s. Experiment tbe first: When
OU go out of this world, it does not
take any difference whether you have
cen good or bad or whether you be
eved truth or error. You will go
traiglit to glory. "Impossible." you
ay. "My common souse as well as my '
?!!g!o!i teaches that the' bad and rho f
ood cannot live together forever. You
Ive me no comfort in that exped?
ient." Experiment the second: When
DU leave this world, you will go Into
n Intermediate state, where you can
?t converted and prepared for beaven,
impossible," you say. "As the tree
illetk so lt must lie. nnd I cannot
Wtpone to an Intermediate state that .
formation which ought to have been
reefed in this state." Experiment .
ie third: There is DO future world. ,
'hen a mnn dies, that is the last of .
iii. I?<! nipt worry shout what you
? tip do in another state of being, you , .
ill not do anything. "Impossible," , ,
ni say. "There is something that ,,
Hs me that death is Dot tbe appendix, .
it tho preface. There is something
at tolls me thai on thia side of the a
ave I only got Started nnd that I .
all go on forever. My power to
Ink says 'forever,1 my affections say
uiver.' my capacity to enjoy or suf
r 'forever.' "
Well, you defeat me In my three ex
riments. I have only one more to
ike. and if you defeat ino In that I I
1 exhausted. A mighty one on a
oil back of Jerusalem ono day. the ;.
ios filled with forked lightnings and
- earth filled with volcanic disturb
cos. turned his pale and agonized foi
?e towanl the heavens and said: "I
co the sins and sorrows of the ages
0 my own heart. I am the oxpla- tin
n. Witness earth and heaven nnd 10
ll. I am the expiation." And the tia
limier struck him and tho spears on
actured him. and beaven thundered, in
ho wages of sin is dent lil" ?'The Mi
il thal sinnett it shall die!" *'l will wi
no means clear the guilty!" Then
Te was silence for half an hour, aud
? lightnings were drawn back into
p scabbard of tho sky and tlie earth *'"<
sed to ijiiiver and all thc colors of mt
sky began to shift themselves Int t'1-''
ralnlmw woven not of the failing dil
rn of Jeans, nnd there was red as we
the bloodsbeddlng nnd there was cot
e as of the braising sud there was an
en as of thc heavenly foliage and ing
re was orange as of the day dawn, thi
1 along the line of the blue I saw ter
words. "I was bruised for their in- bot
Itks." And along tko line of the In
I saw tko words, "The blood of "th
DS Christ cleansed] from all sin." the
.1 nlong tho line af the green I saw
words, "The leaves of the tree of
for the healiug of the nations." **
1 along tho line of the orange I saw nut
words, "The day spring from on *? '
li hath visited us." ?oil
nd thou 1 saw the storm was over, I "lg
tia- rainbow rose higher and high- ' t1"'
until it seemed retreating to an- stn:
?r heaven and planting oue column ' m:1'
ts colors on one side the eternal hill "e,':
plautiug tlie other column of its ev''
irs on the other side the eternal hill, 0?*
ose upward and upward, and, be- w'!'
I. there was a rainbow about the 8")V
ccept that sacrifice and quit worry- froz
Take the tonic, the Inspiration,
longevity of this truth. Religion is
shine; that ls health. Religion ls M
h air and pure water; they are whl
Ithy. Religion is warmth; that is Ind
Ithy. Ask all the doctors, and they 'him
tell yon that a quiet conscience t-M
pleasant anticipations are liygien- Bon
I offer von perfect peace now aud heir
llat do you want In the future stni
ld? Tell me. and you shall have it. vvif(
lards? There are the trees with 12 m,,ti
mer of fruits, yielding fruit every ous
th. Water scenery? There ls the the
river or ute. norn under the tnro.'ie or
God, clear tis crystal and the sea of
glass mingled with fire. Do you want
music? There is tho oratorio of the
Creation led on by Adam, and the ora?
torio of the Ked sea led on by Moses,
and the oratorio of the Messiah led on
by St. Paul, while the archangel, with
swinging baton, coutrols the one hun?
dred and forty-four thousand who
lanko up the orchestra.
Do you want reunion? There are
your dead children waiting to kiss you,
walting to embrace you, walting to
j twill garlands in your hair. You have
I been accustomed to open the door on
j this side tin- sepulcher. I open the door
j ou the other side the sepulcher. You
have been accustomed to walk In the
I wet grass ou tho top of tlie grave. I
show you tho underside of the grave.
Tlie bottom has fallen out. nnd the long
i(pcs witli which the pallbearers lot
down your dend let them clour through
Into beaven, (.lory be to God for this
robust, healthy religion! It will have
a tendency to make you live long In
ti is world, end In tbe world to come
you will hnve eternal life. "With long
ll:'o will I satisfy him."
AntonIhIiimI the Doorkeeper.
On the opening day of the session of
tho Fifty-sixth congress, says Tho Cri?
terion, a tall, gaunt maa. shambling of
gait, with "high water" trousers, a
slouched hat mashed in any old way
nnd an overcoat that needed brushing,
presented himself at tho center door of
the house of representatives. He start?
ed to walk right in. but was stopped by
oue of the doorkeepers, who said to
him testily. ".Say, don't you know you
can't go in there'.'"
"No, I didn't know lt. my friend. 1
thought I could." he said mildly.
"Nobody but members allowed In to?
"Well. I'm a member-Congressman
Cushman of Washington."
"Oh. I bog your pardon. Walk right
As Mr. Cushman strode into the hall
tbe astonished doorkeeper looked after
him for a moment and thou, turning to
his assistant at the door, said: "Say,
Rill, did you seo that? Well, after that
I ain't got the nerve to stop anything."
The Coat of Royalty.
The Duke of Cambridge, cousin of
[Jueen Victoria, has received more
irmy pensions than any other member
ii English royalty. In 18.10. on tbe de?
fense of his father, the country voted
jim an annuity of $00,000 a year. At
L8 years of age lie became a colonel, at
ilia major general, in 1854 a lieutenant
general, two years later a general on
'nil pay, <ix years utera field marshal
it $22,500 a your, and in 1861 he was
appointed a colonel of tbe Grenadier
marda tit 110.600 a year. His resl
lence Gloucester House, he, of coona,
iccupies rent and tax free, equivalent
0 about $12*600 per annum. Ile holds
he rangersblp of St. .lames'. Green
nd Hyde parks, which Increases his
nnunl Income by about $11,000. be
sasSaMSMS fHli0?J0 wilie!- he dra
early as rental of his estate near Wlm
At < li ii n-li and at Home.
Just what the good, helpful church
lember ls in church ho ls at home,
it li an open heart and an open hand,
ever content unless his friends are
niling and going, never angry unless
icy will not stay and have a meal
ith him. never so full of joy as when
_? is doing a lanni turn, or going over
d days witli those to whom he Is
mud by a hundred ties of kindly
.nts and deeds. As lie has dealt with
1 men. strangers and friends alike. In
s church and In his house, so will
od deal by him, and for him we may
el sure there will bo a hospitable wol?
line waiting where the churches of
rtli have cnanged Into Our Father's
aic ?lan Maclaren in Ladies' Home
I'mver of the Mormon Church.
i-eyoiid a doubt, says Rollin Lynde
: m in The Atlantic the Mormon
: ls. < ipiisi.lcrcd purely as a po
? eoiiomist's (scheme, "today near
. eing a sucossful effort to iuau
.... the brotherhood of man than
i. ig ever tried."
. . ?. then, is a social and political
oe to be reckoned with. Marvelous
its power over the individual. It ls
..I \ becoming an actual menace to
? lin;|i a Alraii :.\ it numbera 1.000,
i inderi ms ii ow us Ulah. It holds
? I alaine of power lu Idaho, in Wy
ilng, in Colorado. In California and
Nevada Wheu Arizona and Now
?xlco ure admitted to the Union, It |
ll control them also.
Our lathora Abroad.
'rot Ilario says tl.,it England is good
lUgll for him; Mark Twain is pretty
loll of tho same opinion: Edgar Faw
t echoes "Amen!" Stephen Crane
to: I.'< ' ,-t Lair likewise. And thus
are losing them all to the mother
intiy. How an- we going to have
American literature tn that alarm*
? rate of emigration? And why is
s thus? Kilgin nd does not pay bet
prices for literary w< I;, for her
A authors occupy the biggest space
American magazines. Is it that
e boys" are lionised more over
re? Atlanta (' institution.
After RIk fleam.
dward Barriniau and a party of
iters have just sailed from Seattle
aili boars, but the animals they are
?lg after are the largest In the
?ld. Tiiey are about the size of a
ox and live a crazy life, feeding on
tish which they catch from the
?ams In Kadiak island, where they
ce their home. They have often
a seen and killed, but none have
r beeu brought to this country.
man Id the party ls a scientist.
> is sent along by the United States
L-rnment. and be expectes to brlnj|
a* many curious things from the
Whipped HU II.il.v.
onroe Hedges. IOU years old,
ppod his 80-year-old son Hiram at
annapolis the other day and placed
In the hands of surgeons. The
ior lives in a little- house In Ander
Ind. Ile claims the distinction of
ig the man who drove the first
e on the first railway ever con
ctod In Indiana. His 80-year-old
- died recently. His strength and
il activity are something marvel
Hiram was one of the babies of
RAGTIME FROM WAGNER.
Aluo In I'urt From Hoanrt, Beetbo
vrn and Other (areli Masters.
Bagtlme has boon given Its rating by
F. W. Koot, musical authority. He
says lt bears tho same relation to the
great things of the musical world that
Mother (loose's melodies do to the mas?
terpieces of the world's literature.
While criticising this lowly but ex?
tremely popular sort of music. Mr.
Koot says lt came from the great maes?
tros of tho earth. Wagner lapsed Into
it much after the manner of statesmen
who sometimes get tired and drop In?
to versification. Mozart also had mo?
ments of fatigue or exuberance when
he dashed off a few notes In the meas?
ure of the cake walk melody.
Some of the great litterateurs have
written along the mental altitude of
Mother (loose, says Mr. Root, and so
have Bach and Beethoven yielded to
tbe Impulse to put their lofty thoughts
into sharp-- and tints that would be ap?
preciated In Halsted street
"I would not do away with ragtime
music," said Mr. Root. "If some one
should ask me If 1 would blot out Moth?
er Goose's rhymes. I would say unhes?
itatingly I would not do lt Mother
Goose ls a good thing In its way; so la
"To make tbe matter plain, ragtime
ls syncopation. All of the great mas?
ters have employed syncopated notes.
That ls all tight, or the masters would
not hare done it But they did not
write all of their works In syncopa?
tion. That shows that syncopation ls
uood for awhile, but we do not want
too much of it
"Now, Mother Goose's literature is a
rood thing, but suppose you had notti?
ng else to read. Yon would soon get
Ired of lt after awhile."
"What would you suggest be done
ibout it?" he was asked.
"Let lt alone. The people who like
t may leam after awhile to like some
bing else better."
"What objection Iles against ragtime
"It ls a repetition of the same thing:
hat's all. There ls nothing else In tbe
i*orld the matter with lt As 1 said, If
t were not a good thing tbe masters
rould not have used lt."
Among many oddities of ragtime an
sample of Its effect may be seen In the
utting of "Old Hundredth" to that
"There ls no such thing as good mu?
le or bad music." said Professor Emil
iebllng. "Toa may set good music to
ad or vicious wordings and the music
i.-eoii.i-s bad by Implication. So with
igtime. lt ls now lending Itself to
iw vaudeville, in the main, and be
uise of that association the music la
?nounced. The song from ?Carmen.'
aove ls a Wild Bird," ls one of tbe
?st examples of ragtime In modern
usic. In the overture to 'Don Juan,'
t Mozart, and in the sixth two voiced
ventlon of Bach we have good ex*
nples of syncopation. Ragtime ls
inply having its day. It will be for?
men ns a craze In a few years."?
I.e. Lons Deferred .Monument*.
"One of the most meritorious little
easures before this congress." ob
rved Representative Kitchin of
>rth Carolina, "ls that to erect inonu
r?nts to the memory of General
?nuels Nash and General William
-e Davidson of the Old North State.
av back In the early days the Con
ip-iiial congress by vote requested
ivernor Caswell of North Carolina to
set a monument over General Nash
a cost of $500, tbe expense to be
rne by the United States. That was
November. 1777. and four years lat
tbe Continental congress passed a
Qllar resolution regarding General
tvldson, who commanded the mill
of the district of Salisbury, N. C..
tl was killed In a battle Feb. 1. 178L
Neither of these resolutions was
;r put Into effect, although In the
-enty-slxtb and the Fifty-fourth con
>sses efforts were made to author
substantial monuments to these
volutionary heroes. This congress
i been asked to appropriate $5,000
the erection of each monument"?
ohn D. Rockefeller will be able next
lng to entertain his friends at bis
ce at Tarrytown on his private golf
cs. A niue hole course, which, lt bl
t will be the finest In the country.
acing laid out. lt was planned by
Hie Dunn, and he is supervising tbe
rk. The course will be ready for
early in the season, and only Mr.
?kefoller's guests will have access
lt When work on the course was
?ted. lt was supposed Mr. Rockefel
was building it for the use of
ilthy residents of that section, but
i ls not the case.
A Great Church Picture.
great deal of regret was felt in the
?ese of Winchester at the sale to an
erican firm of Sir Benjamin West's
ute "The Raising of Lazarus,"
ch for more than a century has
i a feature of the screen of the
tedra! Dean Stephens. In answer
anny Inquiries and criticisms, said
the work had been secured for
uow cathedral church in .New York,
nucl) more fitting home for lt than
ur own cathedral, where lt was out
lanuony with all its surroundings
spoiled the proportions of tbe
A Fred Uoaslaaa Helle.
C. Schaffer of Evanston. Ills., bas
ntly come iuto possession of tbe
iual bill of sale which conveyed
[erick Douglass from one master
not her. The consideration named
io bill ls $100. The document was
ten ll years after Douglass es
.1 from slavery, aud the sale vas
Silty a penalty exacted by Thomas
I. who had owned Douglass, of hil
?er, Hugh A aid. from whose cue
he had rim away.
ntialla. Mo., bas a flourishing or
zation known as the Backbone
lt has no sign, erip or password,
?al paper says, but every member
: sign a pledge that ho will not
tobacco duriug 19001 The rules
Ide that If auy member shall break
iledge he must wear on the lapel
ls coat a badge bearing In bargo
rs the words, "1 have uo back.