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DR. TALatAGE * -TOLS THE POOR
He Baa Wor?l? <?; (oiitfurl ?!... For
?tic Vlctiaii ?.?" nnuiuula- I h?- lnu
of 0?aip?BMlloD - WaUrmiarn ?
Meana of Ortrr.
ICopyrlghl. Ix>uIh Klopaeh. 1S0O.J
Washinoto.n. Jau. 7. ? Iu tbis dls
course l>r. Talmnge trents of n stylo af
disordor uot inuch diBCOursed upon aud
unfolds what must U> a MSMOattlafJ to
mauy people; text, I'snlms l.\xvil, 4,
"Thou boldest mlue eyes waking."
Sleep Is the vacatlou of tba soul; it
ls the mind gone int?> tlie pluyuround af
dreams; It is the relaxatioti af the tinis
cles and the solaee of HVl nerves; it is
the hush of netivitics; it is the soft
curtaluing df tBM eyi-s; it is ? Iranrc ?>f
eight hours; it is a calniing ol tlie
pulscs; it is a bffcathlag mueh slowor.
thougb fur doepor; it is a teniporary
obiivion of uii aaittaas caivs. it is the
doctor recognizod by all school* of
medieiuo; it is ? diviiu iiarcotir; It is
a complcte nmesthetio: it la aa augel of
tbe night; it ls a gnut incr-y af God
for the hum:iu race. I.nck of it puts
pntionts ou ttM raei af torturo. or iu
the madhouse. or iu the grave. t>
blessed sleep! No wondc-r tlie Hihle
makcs tuueb of it. Througb Bleep so
sound that a surgienl ineisioti of the
slde of Adam did uot wnki'ii liini came
the best temi>ornl blessing over afford
ed to man?wifely coinpnnfbnshlp.
While In sleep on n plllow of rock Ja
cob saw a lnddcr set up. witb nngols
eoralug down aud climbing. So "he
glveth his beloved sleep." soIiUxpjlzed
the psahuist. Solomon listens at the
door of n tired workmau nud eulogizes
his plllow l>y sayiug. '"Tlie sleep of a
laborlug man Is swect." IVtrr was
calmly sleeping betweon tbe two con
stables tbe ulght l>eforo his SXaeCtad
aaaaasination. Christ was aaawp in a
boat on Gnlilee when taaaai in the
curoclydou. Tbe annuneiatieu was
made to Joseph in sleep, nud death is
descrlbed as only a sleep nnd tlie rvsur
rection as a glorious wnkouing out of
On the otber baud. insomnla or sleep
lessness is au old disorder spoken of
agaln aud again in tbe Bible. Ahasuo
ru8 suffered from it, aud we reatl. "In
that night could uot tbe kiug sU-ep."
Joseph Hall said of that ruler. "11c
tbat could cetnmand a huudred and
seven aud tweuty proviuces could uot
eommaud sleep." Nebucbaduezzar liad
insomnla, aud tbe record is, "His sleep
brake from him." Solomon d?scril>cs
tbls trouble and says, "Nelther day nor
night seetb be sleep with his eyes."
Asupb was Its vietim. for be eoinplnins
Iu my text tbat his eyes are opou at
midnight. some mysterious i*>wer keep
Ing the upper and lower lids from joiu
Ing. "Thou boldest miue eyes wak
Iusoninla. wbleb bns trouhlcd all ua
tlons and all nges. hus its widest swing
lu our lund btcaBM Of tbe paafe nnd
apced of all styles of actlvlties ns iu
no otber laud. Where Ihere is one man
or womnn with et|ulpoisc of nerve
there are a dozen with ovorwrouirht
and tangled gnnglion. At aaaaa time
lu life nlmost every one has liad
touch of it. it has baaa eaBafi "Aaaar*
leanltis." I.nst nlglit there were. as
there will Ik> tonight. mlllions of jx>o
ple to whoin tlie words of tbe lext ure
nppropriate utterance, "Thou hohiost
mlue eyes wnklng."
laM of (ompmiiiil lon.
Wonderful is tbnt law which Kalpli
Waldo Einerson ealle.l the "law of
conipensation." nnd it has lieeu so nr
ranged tlint while the bard worklng
populatlons of tbe e.irth are denlcd
many of the luxurles they h:i\ ?? at
lenst one luxury wliieh many af the
aftluent of the eartb are deniod and for
which some of them would give mil
llons of dollars in casb down- namely.
enpaclty to sleep. Tbe most of those
who toll with hand and foot do not
bnve to send out Invitations to sleep
They roquire no hromido or valerinn or
sulphonal or trlavol to put Ibein to
niglnly unconseiousness. In live mln
utes after their liead touchos thdr pil
low tbey ar- ns far on* from the wall
tbey were buildlng. or tbe d!t<b tbey
were dlgging. or tbe anvil tbey Bjaaa
pounding. or the wbeels tluy were
eontrolllng ns beaven is fiom e.nrth.
About | o'clock In tlie morning. tbe
body at lowest temperature :in<l lt>
furnaces nenrly out. what a eoinnlete
Muletude for tbe entiro pbysl.al aud
mentnl strueture! All BtfhJ Igtaf, for
such. sleep Is husy witb Its etuh.-inted
auolntlng af every corpuscle of tlu
nrterlos and every Bsalat ule of the en
tlre physieal organlsm. jin?l the nwtrn
Ing fluds tbe subjit-ts of sueb slivp re
bullt. recoustrueted and t?>ueb?>d of
Oo<l Into a new life.
Of course there is an unrlghteous
sleep, ns when Jonnh, trying to es.ape
from duty. elept In tbe sides of the
Khlp while the Medit?>rranean was lu
wrath beeause of tbat prophetic pas
seuger; as wlien nalailliJB iu his tirst
voyage. exbnuste?l from balnf up many
nlgbta. ga\v the sblp ln charge of tlie
steersmnn nnd the erew. who. U-aving
the manageiiient of tbe vessel to boys.
went nsleep nnd altowed tbe sbip to
strlke on the sand banks of st. 1'botn
ns; as wiieu tbe aaattaH |aaa t?> ataap
at his post. ondang.'iing tln> wbole
nrmy; as wl. ?u the sluggard, who ac
eompllshes nothin^ tbe day before he
went to sleep nnd will neeompiisb notb
injr the day after be wakes. fills up
Solomon's pieture of liim as bo yawn>
out. -A little sKh'p and a little sfmnber
and a litlle MdOasj af the bands to
aleep." Itut sleep at tbe right time
and amld the rlgbt ehcuinstanees. e.in
you imagine anytbing more blessed?
if sleep, aecordlng to snered nnd ;>ro
fane llterature. Is an cmblom of death.
the morning to all refiesbed staaabar
ers is n resurre<-tlon.
Remark ibe flrst: If you have oseap
?d the Insomnla sjwken of in the text.
thank Oo?l. Here and there one oan
eommaud sleep, and It comes the min
ute he orders it aud departs nt the min
ute he wisbes It to go, as Napoleon
when l?o wrote: "Difreteut nffairs are
arranged iu uiy head as In drawers.
When I wlsh to iuterrupt one traiu of
thought, I elose the drnwer wliielj con
talns that subject au<I open that wlii< li
eontnins auotber. Tbey do not in ?
together or iuconvenienee me. I heve
never been kept awake by an invol
untary preoeeupation of mind. Wban
I wlsh for repose. I sbut up all the
drawers, and 1 am asleep. I liave nl
ways slept when I wanted rest nnd nl?
most at will." Ho.t I think in BBOwt
cases we feel that sleep is not the re
sult of a rcHoiutiou, but a direct gift
from God. You eannot purehase It. A
great Prencb nnauclcr cricd out, "Alas,
why ls there no sleep to be sold?"
A Dlvtae Glft.
Do not take this divino gift as a unit
ter of course. Your seveu or ei^bt
houra of healthful unoonsclousn.
a bleaaing wortby of eontiinu.us aud
emphatlc recoguitioii. E*ralM ihe Lord
for 305 resurreetlotis in a year! Arti
tielal slumber cau be made up by the
apotheeurics, but uatural sleep is a
balm, a panaeea, a caiholieon that no
one but God can mlx. With it he
bathes your eyes aud bralu and uerve
aud bone. It is a soft robe WOV?a iu
heaven, with which he wiaps yt?ur
body, mind and sonl.
Itemark the secoud: Oonsider aniong
the worst erimes tbe robtary of our
seKea or otlu-rs of this merey of sluin
o?r. MiKh rulaona doctiiae has been
iuculeated on tbls snbject. Tboiuaa
Moore gave poor adviee when be said.
??The U'st way to leajrvbaa our daya
is to steal a few hours from tlie ni ;ht.
We are tobl that. tb.ai-b tb<>.v <l!,l ih,.|r
work at night, CoperaleiTa Ived to l?e
73 years of nge. aml Gallh i > j ,
aud Deracbrl s-4 yeara Vca. b
reaseu waa they weie all st.u h; .
and the only time for hiintlng stara ht
at night. Brobab'y they sl.pt by day.
The t;:_-tit was made for ahmiher. The
worst lamp a student can bnve Is "the
inldniirht Intnp." L<?rd Brougham nev
rr pajaaaja] more thau four hours of the
ulght :iIkm|, aiid .lusi iuinu. after one
hour of sleep. woeld rlse from his
couch. But you are nelther n Jus
tlnlan iinr n Lord Hn>ii^l:aiii. I.<>t BOt
Ihe alisurtl apothoosis of early rislnit
ludueo jon to the al>l>reviatl<>n of s!<>?-p
<5et up when you nre slcpt out uuless
circumstances roinpcl otherwlse. Il.nve
no alaitn cbacfc making Its li.-rve bar
I'iir raeket at 4 o'eloek Iu the morniiig.
nnlcss speeiul reasous demand the for
sakiug of your pillow at that bosjr.
Most of the theorlea nbout oarly rislng
we luhoritod from tluies when people
ictirc.l al I or ?.? o'eloek in tlie even
Ing. Bueh oarly retlremcnt Is lin|x>ssi
bfta in our iiwn tlaaaja for tbaaae wh<> ?'"***
tnklug part In the great activtties of
life. There is tio vlrtuc i.i the ninv :vt
of early rlsiug. It all depends upmi
what you do nflor you got up, It
would !>e better for the world If some
people never wnkciied at all.
But most Ainoiieans do not got sleep
enough. '1 iie sln wf tate retlring Is one
most wide.-preud aud ruiuous. What
Is niueh uecdod Is that In nll our cities
those who nre Icndcra in social life
turn back the bour of drawing room
usseiublngo from 10 and II o'eloek to
8 or hnlf past 7, so thut the guests at
M or hnlf past 10 uiny nieet sleep at
the right hour In their owu dormito
ries. Two or three soeinl hcroincs
couhl do that in all the towns and
eities. Thousauds of nien nnd women
are slnin eneh year by late houra. Five
years Is more tbnn the averege of cn
duranee. The vitality of men aud wo?
men Is depleted. and they go into
ebroulc ailmcnts. If they do not dle of
dyspepsia or consumption or nervoua
prostration. nnd the bonnty goes out of
the cheek boyond all rcstomtion of cos
motics. I^Ue retirlng Is the mother of
pn nia'ure wrinklos. I.aek of sleep as
sassinntes social life. A reforinatlon
is needed. and If ?he eustoms of the
world eould l>e changed In tiils tuat
ter. and the eurtains of social life could
be rung down at a rcnsoiiablo bour of
tbe night 20 per eent would be added
to the world's longovity.
< 'iii.nliil lon Por Mnror*.
Ib-mark the thlrd: All those ougbt to
be coniforted who by overwork in
right diroelions have tomo to Insom
nla. In nll oceupntlons nnd profcasions
there are tinies when a K|>ecial drnft Is
made upon the nervoua onergy. There
are thousands of men and wonien who
ennnot sleep boeauso they were iujured
by overwork In some time of domestic
or politienl or rollglous exlgenoy.
Motlurs who. after taking a wbole
faniily of ebildren through the dlsor
dors tlmt are sure to strike the nursery.
have l>een left physlcnl wrecks. and
one entire night of slumbcr is to them
a rarily. If not nn linpoaaiblllty. The
attoniey at law who, throtigh n Iopr
trial iu poorly ventilatod court room.
Iim-. sio.-d for wtvks battlinjr f?>r the
rljrhts of widows and orphnns or for
tbe life of a elient In whose Innoeence
he Is eonl'olei.l. tlioui;b all Ibe CJTCUal
ataaacta are nafaroraMav Ia his room
be tries tlie <ase all nli;bt lo?ag and ev?
ery ni^bl when be would like to be
sluinbeiiiiir. Tbe ph\sir!an. in tlnie of
epidemir. worn out In anvlns the llvea
of wbole faiuilies and faillnn in hia at
tempts to sleep at nlgbt botwoen the
jan^lin^s of bls doorbell. Tbe nu>r
ebatit who bas expetieiieed panlcs.
w lieii tbe nanks went down and W'all
street betanie a pandeiuotiiuni and
ibere was a possibility that the next
day he would 1h> penniless?that night
with no more poealhllHy of irainlug
sleep thnn if sueli a hlcssiug hn?l nerer
touclied our planct.
But I bear and now prononnce hlgb
est eonsolatlon of all those who In any
depnrtment have saeriiieed tlioir health
to duty. Y-inr sleeplessness is as miieh
a W(Uind aja you wm tiud on nny b.nt?le
lield and is an honornble wound. We
all look with reverem??> nnd n:buiratiou
u|m>u one wlio has lost an eye or an
nrin In the serviee of his eountry. nnd
we outrb' to look with adnilratiov. up?
on tho?e who throtigh extn'tno f, lellty
to tlieir life work have lost capaclty
for sluiub.-r. Bomeiuber glorioua Al?
bert Barn.'s pajajaj along tbe utreets of
I'biladelphia at 1 o\loek In tbe uiornlng
f?T iisany years to his ehureb study.
writing all his coiumentarlea before
bnakfast aud keepiug on until he was
stone blind. Will uot the I.ord reuard
aajci saerillees? And if. through youi
ddebty, you have lost capacity to altaa)
tJod. who never shunlH'ra uor alcepi
will look nfter you.
It Ia hlgh tline that we enlarge the
acroll of inartyrs. We are accuatomed
to put In that acroll only thoae who
have gone down under headsinnn'a a|
or have been waapped in tires at the
stake or tom niwiit with the muehlnery
of peraecutlon. But the world Is full
of niartyrs who were never toucbed by
any sueh Instrumeuts of torture. Many
of our publlc men In this enpltnl. aud
Indeed In all the cnpltala, hnve their
life benten out of them by interrup
tlons, ounoynnces and unreasonable de
niau.Is n.lded to their straightforward
duties. Washington sends mnny of
the publlc men bnck to their dlfferent
states worn out nnd Incnpaeltated.
Why Is It that in nll our land there are
but two ex-presldents nnd two ex-viee
presldents? Tbe o.hers were slalu
by the exbaustions of publlc life or by
hnnd of assassiu. Our publlc mon can?
not control their t'.me. ennnot rcgulnte
their hours. cannot escnpe the Implora
tlen of constltuents. AU who go down
to invalldlsm through the servlcc of
(?ed or their eountry nre martyrs.
Songra In tbe MKtit.
Remnrk the fourth: Insomnia ia no
8ign of dlvine diapleasure. Martin
Lutber had dlstresslng iusomnln nnd
wrote. "When I wnke up In the night.
the devfl immediately comes and dia
putes with me and glves me strunge
thoughts until at last 1 grow enrnged
beyond eudurnaee nnd glve him 111
words." That cousecrated champlon
of everything good. Dr. Stephen II.
Tyug, Sr.. In his autobiography aays
that the only oucouragtuiem he hud to
think be would sleep nt night was tbe
fact that he hnd not slept the night be
Berhnps this wakefulness mny come
to you as an opportuulty to thluk over
the nii'nics of the pjist aud lay out
pl.itis for the future. Davld occnplod
the bours of wakefuluess in music. He
speaks of 'songs in the night." We
eould bardly reeoinineiul auch a solo
for nuist people. for it would dlsturb
the alumber of others, and you have
no right l>eeause you cannot sleep your
self t(f keep olhers awake. But the
elieeiful ?'udurauce suggested by that
mldnight muslc of the psalmist we
Wakefulness may be an opportunity
for prayer, opportunity for profltable
n-fleetlon, opportunity for kindllng
btight expeetatlons of the world.
whero there Is no night and wbere
Hlumber will have uo uses. Ood thlnks
Just as much of you when you get but
tbree or four hours of sleep aa when at
Qlght you get elglit or ulne houra
Ueinark the tifth: Ix?t all Insomnlsts
know for their consolation thut some
pe aplt sleep more rapidly than others.
as much Iu one hour as others do In
two, and henee do not rcqulre as long
a time in unconsciousness. In a book
ou tb? suhject of henlth years ago I
saw thia fact stabsl l>y a celebrnted
uiedlcal aclentlst: Stome piHjple do ev?
erything quiek?they eat qulck. they
WHlk ipilck. they thlnk qulck, and of
course they sleep quiek. An expr. ss
traln can go as far In !M) mluutes as a
way traln In 00 mluutes. Teoplo of
rapid teiniM-ranients ought uot to ex
ix>et a wboie night t*( do the work of
ro<?tiperatlon w bleh siow temiN-raments
requlrc. lustead of maklng It a mnt
ter of Irrltation and nlai in 1k> a ( brls
tlan phllosopher and aet down this ab-,
breviatlon of somuoleuce us a matter
He Shall l?U? l ?.
Btaaark the sixth: The n**x\ lusotu
niats should uuderstand tbat if their
eyes are held waking they do not re
qulre as mucb sleep a* onee they did.
Solomon. who iu knowlodgo was thou
sands of years uhead of bls tlme lu
his wondrous des<-riptlon of old age,
recoaniizea this faet. He not only
apoaka of the dilnculty of niasti.-alioii
on the part of the aged wbeu he says.
"The grindors cease because tbey are
few." nnd of the oetogenarian's eaution
ln gctting up n ladder or stauding on a
seaffolding. any Ing. "They shall l?e
nfrald of tbat which is high." and
spcaks of tlie whiteness of the bair by
eouiparing It to ? tree that has white
btoaaotna. sayiug, "Tbe almond tree
shall tlouilsb." aud speaks of the spiuil
Mfd, wbieh Is of tlie color of silver
and whifh relnses In old age. giving
the tremor to the bead. sayirig. "The
silver eord bo loosed." But be says of
tbe aged. "He sba'l rise up at the volce
of the bird;" tbat Is about balf past 4
lu the summer tlme, an appropriato
hour for the blrd to Hse, for be ajoaa
to his nest or bougb at balf past 7 In
the evening. But tlie lininiin mechnu
lam has been so arrauged tlint after
It has been runnitig a goo<l while a
change takes place. and Instead of the
almost ParpotUal sleep of tbe bal>e nnd
tbe nlne hours requislte ln midlife slx
hours will do for the aged, and "he
shall rlse up at tlie volce of the blrd."
Let all aged men and women reiueni
ber that they have lKH>n tx>rmltted to
do a great deal of sleeping In Their
time and that if they do not sleep so
well now ns they used to It Is because
they do not roqulre bo mucb sleep.
Rernark the soveuth: Insomnla ls
probnbly a wnrulng that you had bet
ter modoroto your work. Most of those
engnged In employments tbat pull on
Derve nnd braln are tempted to omit
neoeaaary rest. nnd slecplcssiicss calls
a hnlt. Eveti their plensurlng turns to
work. aa Sir .losbun Ihynolds. the
grent painter. tnking a walk with a
frlend. met n sun browned pcnsnnt
boy and said. "I must go home nnd
doepen the colorlng of my infnnt Her
culos." The sun browne<l l>oy sng
gested nn Iroprovoment in n grent plc
tnre. Ry the tlme most peopta have
reache* midlife. If they have behaved
well, more doors of opportuuhy open
before them than tbey ought to euter.
Power to decllne. i>ower to say "No."
they should now cultivate. When a
man is determlned to bo useful and
satan cannot dlssuade him from that
course, tbe great decelver induces him
to overwork and In that way get rld of
him. We have thermometera to tell
the heat, and baromcters to tell the alr,
and ometers hung ln eugine rooms to
tell tbe prcssure of eteam. and ometers
to gnugv nud measure altnost every
thlng. Would that some gcnlus would
Invent an oineter which. being hung
around the neck and dropped over
heart and lung. would, by the pulsa
tlon aud resplratlon. tell whetber one
Is under too great pressure or might
carry more. All bralu workers would
want such an ometer and want It rlght
away. For the lack of It how many
are dying aud how mnny have diod af
overwork? A promluent flnancler wlm
recently departed this llfc was nn of
fioer in over 100 fluancial nnd charita
ble Institutlons. Tbousands of odltors.
of lawyers. of pbyslclans. of tner
cbants, of clergymen. are now dying of
overwork. l>o not be Iu the bonrd of
dlrectors of more than three banks aud
two trust eotnpanies and flvc life nnd
llre Insurance establishments. Do not
as paator preach more than three ser
mons a Sunday nnd superlntond your
own Sahbath school nnd conduct a Bi?
ble class the aninc day. Do not etllt
a |ut|ter nnd wrlte for three mngnzlnes
and ,^o to four public dltiners where
you will be called to make a apootb
more than four times a week. Do not
go so deep luto the renl eatate buslness
that before spring all the real estate
you will really posscss will Ih? n pieee
of ground nbont slx feet long nnd three
foct wlde. Your insomnla Is the volce
of nature. the volce of God. snying.
"Better slow up!" Stop that long.
swift traln, the wheels of which are
taking flre from tbe volorlty nml smok
Ing with the liot l>ox. Do not burn the
eandle at both ends. Bo not nnder too
many burdens swent like a onmel
trudglng from Absjppo to Dnmnscus.
Do uot commlt suie'dc.
Tht 1 ..-( vi,.,.,,.
Keninrk the elghth: All tbe vletlms
of liisomnln afafbl to be eonsoled with
the fact that tliey will have a good,
long sleep nfter awhlle. Sacred and
profane llterature agaln aud again
speak of that last sleep. God kuew
that the humau race would be dlaposcd
to tnake a great udo about exlt from
this world. and so he Inaplres Job nnd
Davld and Danlel and John nnd I'aul
to call that condltlon "aleep." When
at Bethany the brother who was the
Biipport of his aistors nfter their fa
ther and mother were gone bad hlin
oelf explred. Christ cried out in reganl
to him. "He la not dead, but sleopoth."
Cheering tbought to all poor sloepers,
for that will Ih? a pleaaaut sleep. lu
duced by no narcotlc, dlaturbed by no
ftightful dream. Interruptcd by no
barsh sound. Better thab any sleep
you ever took, O child of God, will be
tbe laat sleep. In your otber alaibafl
your bomc may bo invaded by bur
glars and your treasures earrled ofT,
but while here nnd there, in one case
out of mlllions, the resurreotionist may
dlsturb the plllow of dust the last
sleep Is almost sure to be kept from
Invaslon. There will be no burglnry
of the tomb. And it will be a refrcsb
Ing sleep. You have sometlmes risen
ln the morning more weary than when
you laid down at night, but waking
from the sleep cf which I speak the
last fatigue. tbe laat ache, the last wor
riment, will be forever gone. Oh, what
a refreshlng sleep!
Most people are tired. The nlgbts
do not renalr the day. Scleutlsts, by
mlnute ealculntlon. say that every
night coxues a little short of restoring
tbe body to where it was the dny Ih>
fore, and so every seveuth day was
put ln for entlre rest to make up lu
repnratlon for what the nighta could
not do. But so reatful will bo the last
sleep that you will rtse from It without
one sore uerve. without one tired limb
?rested, forever rested, as only Ood
can rest yon. O ye tired folka all up
and down the world?tired with work,
or tired with persecutions, or tired
with nilments, or tired with biaoaia
iuents. or tired in the struggle against
temptation?elap your hamls with etcr
nal glee in expectation of that sleep
from which yon will wake up so rest?
ed that you will never need another
sleep or even another ulght. "There
shall be no ulght there," because there
will be no need of its quietlng inthi
ences. No lengthenlug of the shndows
of towor nnd wall nnd gate. No even
Ing mist rlalag from the river. No
sundown. "Thy Run shall no more go
down. nolther shall tby moon wlth
draw itself. for the Lord shall be
th'ne everlastlng llglit. aud tbe days
of thy mouruing shall be ended."
So. my lieaicr. my rcadtr. "Good
alght!" May God give you such sleep
tonlght as is In-st for you. nnd If you
wake too soon may he illl your soul
with reiiiinise.-nces and expectatloua
that w ill bc better than slumber. Good
night! Having ln prayer. knceling at
the bedside. .-ommitted yourself nud ull
yours to the kecping of tbe slumbor
less God. fear nothlng. The pestilencc
that walketh lu darkness will not eross
your doorslll. nud you u??od not l>e
afrahl of evil tldings. Good night:
May you have no such exj>orienee as
Job had wheu he said. "Thou s<arost
me with drennis and territlest f.ie
tbrougii vlsions." If you drenm at all.
may It l>e a vlslon of reunions an<l eon
grntulatlons and, waking. may you
fjnd some of them true. Oood nlghtl
And when you eome to tbe best ilecp.
the blissful sleep. the laat aleep, may
you 1h> able io n.rn and say to all tho
cares au<l fatigucs and bereaTementa
aad pnngs of a liictliuo. "(.lood night!"
and you: kiudrod. standiug around
your HhUftt*Ta#?1 pll'ow. glve you hopc
ful though sorrowful farewell as you
luove out from their lovlng embrace
Into the beenea etf n welcomlng Ood.
tlo.xl nlsbt: ?b-.->.l nb;htf.
SUN WORSHIP AND SACRIFICE
The OrlKlual ltt-liitl?n of the llin
dona nnd tbe I'eraiana.
"I thluk," auld Bajah Sivaprnsad,
"ibat sun worshlp was the oilginal
ajsjfi hip of bett- the 1'eisians and the
Ilindoos. I have eveu beeu nuimals as
the aun risea gaze ou It with awe,
which !s pcrlmps tbe lirst begiuniug of
this fecliug or reveienee for the source
or light. Tbe Vcdua are full of sun
worshlp. But the priests of the Hin
doos gave up the siuiple, dlreet worshlp
of the sun and brought iu by way of
sun offerlngs auiiual sacritlees con
suiued by flre, for they looked up >n tbe
as part of the suu. Iu course oT time
I>oople began to think aud to qucstion
with rogard to this aacriflcinl worshlp.
"Then came Buddbn, and, Buddha be
lug a good aud great nian, wheu he
saw the auimnis' tbroats cut thought,
*IIow can good possibly come of doing
evlir And the flrst thlug be did was
to forbld sacrlflce nnd aay, 'Not burt
any creature Is the l>est vlrtue.' Bud?
dha went out from his home and medl
tntod. Tbeu he came bnck to Benares
and at Sarnath argued wltb the Brah
umns. who justiflcd their sacrlflces on
the autbority of the Vedas. But Bud?
dha sald: 'What are tbe Vedas but the
work of munis and rishis? There Ia
nothing supernatural about tbem.'
"And so the great schlsm arose. Bud?
dha agalust the Brahumna and tbe
Brnhmans agalust him. Mauy of the
rajahsand mahnrnjabs enmeand heard
him and were converted, tlll at laat
Buddhism was in tbe ascendant, for
we have ln Indla a saylng *As is the
king, so are the people.' Then came
Klng Vlkramadltya, In whose honor a
new era was founded. reckonlng by
which we nre now (this was In 1S02)
ln the yenr 1049. Klng Vlkramadltya
was a Kshatriyn and bellcved in Brah
mnnlsni. and with his relgu Brnhmnn
Ism and Vedlc rellglon begnn to revlve.
"After many centuries appenred San
karacharya, a Brahman, who undcr
took to persecute aud drlve out the
Buddhlsts. He sald: Theae people do
not bel'.eve In a Creator. How enn
they possibly be toieratedT And he
drove-them out and re cstabllshed the
Vedlc rellglon. By thia time the dls
approval of anhnal saorlflcc had be
come flrmly rooted. And as sacrlflces
were epjolned In tbe Vedas Sanknrn
charyn got over the dlfflculty by saylng
that lt was only in the golden tipe.
when the anlmals slaughtered could be
reatored to lire, that sacrlflces were rc
qulred. There was no necd to sacrlflce
now. To this day anhnal sacrlflce Is
dlsponsod with among the mnjorlty of
the Ilindoos, although not so among
the Kahatrlyas nnd among many of the
In The Ladies' Home Journnl lau
Marlaren writes on "Should the Old
t'lergymau Be Sh<i?" contendlng that
"short of lininornllty nnd unbelief one
ennnot Imaglne a greater hindruncc to
the energy of the church tban n Iarge
proportlon of aged nnd Intlrm mlnls
ters In actlve duty. Kor this will mean
obsolete theology, the negloct of the
young. Isolation from the splrlt of the
day nnd endless wraugllng. Nothing
would li.ore certninly re-enforce the eii
ergy of the church tban the compul
soryretirement upon satlsfactory terina
of every mlnlster nbove the age of (10.
For this would mean uot only a reserve
of good men upon v hom the church
couhl depend In cniorgeiu ies, but a per
pctual tide of fresh thougbt. At pivs
ont congregatiotis have a grievanee
agalnst old mlulstera who think they
are young. nnd old minlsters hnve a
grievanee agalust congregatlons who
do uot rospeot age. and l>etween tbe
two orlse many seandals and breachca
of the |K?ace. When tbe church Is aa
well managed as n flrst rate buslness
eoiicern. then thia standiug Teud will
bt hoalod. and no one will be so inueh
raapacbld and h.ve.l in the Christiau
church as tbe faithrul tnjnlster who
haa served her ln the rullnoss of his
strength nnd now In the days of his
well earned rest enrlches her with hia
Prlnted na Wrlttta.
Klng Oscur of Sweden writes for the
l-apers. Three papera in Stockholm
har? the klng among their coutrib
utot i. When tbe governmeut Is attack
ed, the klng laye out his adveraarles
ln tbe uewspiipera. ltecently a paper
which ls not one of tbose ln whlcb the
klng usually wrltee eontalned an at
tack agalnst him. The klug called
the edltor to the castle and aaid to
"You have wrltten agalnst me. Here
you have my answer. There nre In It
more hits at you. but they are uot un
merKed, and 1 will have my article lu
serted wlthout alteratlon."
"God bless your majesty," tho ed?
ltor answered. "It shall l>e as you de
slre. I have myself glveu so many
hits on the heads of others that 1 can
well take some myself."
Trlnng-ulatloa In Texaa.
The newly founded town of Trkangle,
Tex.. promlses to be nnlque. It Is lald
out in the form of an equilateral trl
angle; Its lots nre trlangulur Iu shape.
and the ground phin of each of the 23
houses which have thus far been erect
ed there Ia three comered. The three
prlncipal stroets are named Equilat?
eral. Scalene and Isosceles. and the
resiilents hnve even carrled their curl
ons idea Into the loenl government,
which conslsts of a so called trinnguUtr
councIL hnvlng three members.?Indl
Maaoarr I? WatrT
Tbe London Ohronicle tells this story
Of Majuba Hlll: "A alightly wounded
commissnrlat offlcer wns being covered
by the rifle of a Boer shnrpahooter,
when the former made a Masoulc slgn,
The Boer lowered his rifle. aud, step
ping over to the other, made him a
prisoner. but treated him In especlally
boapitable fnshlon as n brother mem
ber ?f the craft. The eon'inissarlnt man
ascertalned thnt Mr. Kruger and Uen
ernl Joubert were also Freemasons."
Iu counection with this an "Old Ma-<
son" writes: "The story Is not n soll
tary Instnnce. Many similar touchiug
incldenta occurred durlng tho Franeo-i
Gennnn war. Not only are Bresldeut
Kruger and IMet Joubert enthuslastlc
Krecmnscns. but practlcally every;
edueated Boer helongs to the order.'
Most of the Britlsh offlcers also beloug
to the crnft."
MPpr aaxjr?ara ? waa a ?Icttan oi dr*
pepala ln its worst forao. 1 could eot nothln*
but milk lOiMMl. and at timesmy ktomach would
not rotaln and dhrest even thut Last Man h I
be?*n Uiking CASCAWrrs and alnce then 1
navo stcadlly Improved. untU 1 am au well c
ever waa iu my lnvv .*""
David H. Minrnr, Nowark. O.
PVjaaant. Palatahle, Potent. Taate Oood. Oo
Oood. NuTor Stokan. Weakoo, or Orlpa. tto, Sha SOe
... CURE CON6TIPATION.
*4*Hlwa *?*> c^a^^,. aatajaa, gjga? ?? fat*. m
AN ARCTIC TRAGSDY
Waa Ihl. tbe K:ii?- of Menibera of
Andree'a rarty f
Rear Admlral A. II. Cainpiuu of
Great Brltnlu has puhlished part of a
letter recelved from Fort Cburchlll, the
most northerly part of the Hudsou Bay
company, which possibly coutalns uews
of Andree's fate. The let?er Is dated
Aug. 1 aud is from A. D. Alstou, a
nephew of Admlral Camplon, who has
been statloned for the last tive year* at
Fort Cburchlll and who understnuds
the Esklmo tauguuge. The publi-died
"You win uo doubt be aajapriaad to
baatl that Andree's expeditloti h.ns per
Ishe<l Jn these pnrts. In the early part
or spring an llskimo nanied OU I ?on
nld's Son. with several other Mskimoa.
came to out l.iaga/.ine to niake some
purehnses. After they were through
with their business nll or them lert the
store with tho ov.-cptlotl ot Old Dou
ald's Son. who askod whetber the bal
loon had ns(en?led agaln. as there were
two white men killed last summer in
tho north. nnd it was beliovod that tbey
were members or the bullooti party.
"I did not pay attentlon to this story,
but In complinuce with my dutles 1 rc
I>orted It to I>r. Mllne in Far York.
Ijiter. however. there came two other
Kskimos to our eamp?Stockby nnd his
brotber?and tbe news they brought
left little doubt as to the fate of An?
dree's balloon exj>odltlon. Stockby's
brotber. whllc huntlng for musk ox.
came ncross four white men who were
shooting deer. Several other Esklmos
who came upon the scene did not see
the deer aud tbought the white men
were maklng targets of them. They
thereupon took their bows and nrrows
aud shot down two of the whltes, one
of whom died Instnnth . The other two
rnn away. purmied by the Esklmos.
nnd whetber they cseaped or uot ls not
"Stockby's brotber saw the two deod
men. with the nrrows stlll ln their
bodles?one a middlc aged man. sbort.
hrond aud stocklly bullt. nnd the other
n younger man. The elder wore n
knlckerbocker suit. with strlped stock
Ings, and the other had on a gnrment
made of cloth. Both had caps. ou
which there was a metol tng. Tbe Es?
klmos wanted Stockby's brother to re
turu with tiiem. as tlierc was a large
ronnd thlng fllled with tobacco, cloth
ing. munitlous, etc. but he refused to
Joln them. He did bring bnck. howev?
er, two wolf rugs and part of an Eskl
mo suit, 8uch as nre worn in the far
north. Just to show thnt he bad been as
far as he stated. I have notlfied the
commissloner of these facts."
Palmi and Palina.
Tbe men have ngaia proven their
8uperiorlty over the women. They
have palms ln their stores thnt look
green and floui-lshlng all winter.
though no flres are kept up for thun
The women nurse n pnlni nll winter.
nnd It Is sickly in spring. The palms
used by tlio nien nre made of tln.?
Klnk. Wot nink.
Recently one Nluk I.loyd sold tis a
hog thnt had died from disease or over
bent. and tbe report is belng clrculat
ed that it was DM Ib>yd that sold me
the hog. I wish in this titanuer to
state that it was Nink i.loyd and not
IMnk Boyd that sold us tbe hog.? & W.
Watts ft Son. Stephetiville (Tex.)
r ti-an cure. Tutt's Liver
'Ah will not only cure, but if
'-.<'?' i in time will prevent
-onstipation, jaundice, torpid
iver and kindrcd diseases.
TUTT'S Llver PILLS
The Pennsyhania Uallroad
Compauy beg to announce to
their patron8 that they have ar
ranged a 8pecial service for the
to New York and Philadelphia
when forwarded via the Weenia
Line to Baltimore.
Mark Your Packages
"via Pennsylvania Railroad."
For ratea or any other m
formation, apply to
W. H. URAYTON, JR.,
Divialon Freight Agent,
Ohamber or Com., BALTIMORE, MD.
OanU??an:-W? sold Uat year ?00 twtuu.* ??
bou?ht Itam rmu alre=<1T thu year. I., all <>,,?*?*
?a*Uoo aa yuu* Tuui* \oura truly ^^
For sale by:
T. J. Haydon & Son., | T .
P. H.Sadlei, 'flr^ngton,
D. R. Jamea. White 8tone,
Geo. R. McKenney, Bella Creek,
i.V1?R?*ep,,ort' Lancaster Oourlhonae,
W. T. Barnett. Chrisl Churcn
Hardlng. Nohlett A Co., Weems Wbarf.
J. Carter, Treakles, '
Dunton & Bro., Dantons Mlll,
George Cottingham, Ottoman,
Results Fatally in Nine
Cases Out of Ten
Gure Found at Last.
This fearful disease often first appears
as a mere scratch, ? pimplo. or lump in
the breast, too sniali to attract any
notico, until, in uiuiiy cases, the deadly
disease is fully developod.
Oanoer can not bo cured by a tsurgioal
operation, because tho diseaso is a virulent
poison ln the blood, circulatiug throughout tho system, and althouKh
tho sore or uloer?known as the Caneer ? may be cut away, the
poison remains in the blood, and promptly broaks out afresh,\vith
v,T^? fndwfuI8U<msof S. S. S. in mulm% obstmat.-. deep-ooatod
blood diseases which were considered incurable. inducod a few de
spmnng sufferore to try it for Caneer, aftor ?"-frnialting tho skill of
the physictans without a cure. Much to their dclight S. S. S provod
equal to the disease and promptly effected a cure. Tho irlad uows
spread rapidly, and it was soon demonstratod
beyond doubt that a cure had at last been
found for deadly Caneer. Evidence has accu
mulated which is incontrovertible, of which
the following is a specimen :
" Caneer is hereditary ln our farnily, my father. a
sister and an aunt having died from this dreadful
disoase. My feelings may be imagined when the bor
nble disease made its appearanoe on my side. It wa?
a malignant Caneer, eating inwardly in such a way as
to oaus? grent alarm. The diseaso seemed beyond the
Bkill of the doctors, for their treatment did no g<x>d
wbatever, the Canoer growing worse all the while.
Numerous remedies were used for it. but the Caneer
grew steadily worse, until it seemt-d that I was doomed
mrs. s. u. iroL.
!?uf?"^.T th* othere of tbe family, for I know how deadly Caneer is especially
I.Ta* ^T13^ *o_*rj Swift's Speeific (H 8. S). which, from tho
firat day, foreed out the poison. I contimied its use until I had taken eig'hteen
bottlea when I was cured sound and well. and bava had no symptoms of the
dreadful afflicHcm though man; years Lire elapsod. 8. 8. S. is the ouly cure
for Caneer.?Haa. S. M. Idol, Winston. N. C.
Our book on Caneer, containing othor testimonials and valuable
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Dealer in all kinds of Furniture, Mattinga, Window ShauYs, Mriger atore
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Two car loads of solid
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Old prices on China,
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Merchants write for
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f yon can't get it at your dealers. send
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WEEMS STEAMBOAT CO.,
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Btginuing Sunday, Deeen.'. ai :11st,
Mcatnera will n.n ??folk>Wa: Leovo l'ier
t, Idjbt fk WbOlf. HsbBBlOIO. (I:?llv fl
OefM B.P.ndsy and Sunday at 4 M p. u?.,
sM Ofl BaaapJ at I M p ni., for Ibo Rap
pobaaaock as'fsr as Tappahaunock. ex
lendim; tlie tii|> ftmn Raltinuwc on Fri?
day lo Ficdirh ksburg, ealling at all
londtomoa tbe Hiver. Oa Tuesday and
S:.turday only. Mcamers will leavc Bay
Port for BahisaofO, and will call there
from Baltimore only on Tuesday and
Bolatday. From Baltimore, stcumerB will
cal! at Milloabtctl and Merry Point on
Tuesday, Thursdav and Saturdav. To
RaUiotore will call Tuesday, Tbursday
tuidny. Al Weems and IrviniMon,
stenrucrs from Railimorc will rall Saiur
duy and Tuesday only. For Baltimore,
?Hiaaim will Uuve Tappabaunock at H
h. in., 'I uesday and Saiurday, and 9 s. m.
M'-imIuv. Wedncsday, Tbursday and Fii
doy. calHag at all wbarves except as
uicntioned. Will leavc Tappa
hSDDoek for Norfolk at 19 m. Tuesday.
\\ Ulleavs Norfolk at 4 p.m. Wednesday
for rrtdirieksburg aud all landings on
the river, leaviug Tappabaunock at 8 a.
rn., 1 luirsdHy. LeaveFredericksburg for
Haltiinoie :it | :;n p, rn., Monday and Fri
day.golaj as laroa tbose days hb Laafav
towa. Will leave Leeristowu Tuesday
and Saturday for baltimore at ):::n ;? ni
HENHY WILLIAMS, Agt. Baltimore
W. I). BCOTT. Agt., Fredcricksbure'.
KEY COMPTON. Agt., Norfolk.
Potomac River Route.
Beginning Saturday, Decembcr IM,
steamer Potomac will leave Pier 9, Ligbt
Street, Baltimore, Tuesday aud Satur?
day at 5 p. m. for the Potomac liver
ealling at Millers, Bromes, Bacons,'
GraBons, Lewiselts, Bundieks, Cowartp
Walnut Point, Coau, Kinaale, Mund>s
Point, Lodge, Adams, Piney Point
Abell8, LeonardtowD,('obumi>, HOVaido
and Stones. On Tuesday only for Lancas?
ter, Bushwood, Kiverside", Liverpool
Point, Glymont, Alexandria and Wash
Heturning will leave 7th Street Wharf,
Wasbinglon. at 4 p. m. Tbursday, ealling
at all the above mentioned ?wbarves,
leaving Leonardtown at G a. m. Monday
and Friday, Kinsalc at 12 in., Millers at
4 p. m., Grasons at 5 p. m. and Bacous
al <- p. m., arriving in Baltimore carly
Tuesuay and Saturday mornlngs.
Frelght received daily at Pier 9. Lirht
_ Baltimore, Md.
STErUENSON & BRO., Agents,
?, Washington, D. C.
Wm. M. REARDUN. Agent,
Baltimore, Cbesapeake & Atian
tic Railiay Company.
Piankatank ltiver Llne.
In effect January 1st. Itfab Read
carefully?important i hanges have been
Commencing Wednesdav, January 3d,
HNiO, the steamer Ida will ieave lainiings
narocd below on Wednesdav nnd Satur?
day of earb week, aniving at Baltimore
M Sunday and Tbursday as follows
Krecport. | 00 a.m.
Ulands. 0 10 "
Stampcrs. 6 80 "
Green Point.<; 45 ??
Conrads. . T 00 "
WarchouBe Crcek. 7 30 ?
Ruarks.s ik) ?
Fitcbetts. <? 00 "
Callis. ?, :jo ??
Cricket Hlll. ?? 4.% ??
Ckerry Point.10 00 '?
JacksouB Crcek.10 ;:o ?
Byrdton. 12C5p. m.
Gracc Point.|] 10 ?*
Palmcrs. 1 00 "
Little Bay. 1 30 '?
Chases. 2 15 "
Ocrans. 2 80 "
iiarding*. :t :30 "
Harveys. 3 fj ??
Timbs. | no ??
???*. :? 80 "
Harcums.0 00 ??
Blackwclla. | :so ?
Sampsons. 7 00 ??
Arriving at Baltimore I 30 a. 111.
On and after Monday, Jsmunry 1st,
ItM, steamer Ida will leavc Baltimore,
Pier No. 3, Ligbt Strctt, Monday and
Tbursday of eaeh week at | p. aj . ar?
riving ?t above landings on Tuesday
aud Friday of eacb week.
W*Tbc steamer EnocU Pratt will be
withdrawn for the preaeut.
Freight ratcs named to all polnts on
application to the agent. Otber infor
mation upon application.
W. II. Hbown, Agent.
T. A. Joynks, Supt. Steamer Lines.
WiiLann Tuompson, Gen'I Mauagcr.
The Washington Steamhoat Com?
POTOMAC RIVER LANDINGS.
/->?? antl WiHter Schedule,in effect X?i/21,'W.
Leavea WaablnKton. D. C. foot or St^venth
htrwt at . a. m. Ixuivva Alcsandria. Va.. toot
ol Kihk' Sin-ot at .? n. m.
Moininys for Kort Foote, Fort WoakaSftao,
Marshall Hall. Glymont, 'Indlan Heail. I.iv.r
ivool Point, CtifUni lleach usmitl'? pt ),?Ktin*.
Muarta, Swan'* (Ki\ ??ihi<1?>>, alatbiai> Point,
Dtlla (Lowit Ctniur l't.l, Wilkeraona, Colonial
lleach. liushwood, Hock Point (LanejtKtcra),
Coltons. lt<-H!t;i. ?ThumiKMtM, UtH-p Point
Moiuit llolly, Nominl, Aliella, Leouar.ltown,
Howarda, CoOruaaa, stonea.
luturnlnK leavea C'oltonaat5a. m.on Tuta
aaya, arrlvca at Washtntrton atx>ut 4 p. m.
Wi-<li.oa<laya for Fort Foote, Fort M h>Iiiiik
ton, Marshall Hall, Glymont, ?In.Iian B?mL
Liverpool Point, Ollfton lieaeh (^mttha Pt.l,
?Stifta, Stuart^, Swans (Rlverslde), Mathiua
Point. DllTa (Ix)werCcdar Pt,). Wilkeraona
Colonial IU-hi h, HiinliwiKxl, UcK'k Point (Lan
caatenOColtoua. Leoaardtowa. AbaUs, H?ai?-H
?Thonipsona, D?h?1) 1'olnt, Mount llolly, N< m
ini. (\imii, Bsrnaa. liumiicks, Walnut Polut,
Cowarta, Lewlsetla, Mundya Polut, Loaaja,
PP~Heturulnir leaves KInaalc onThuradaya
for n?ai?>. ?Tliompsona. DOSB Point, Mount
Holly. Noinini, Howards, (<.l>niin.s. StoneM
Coltona. Ilw>liuo...l. Hock Poiut (Laneaateri?l
Colonial H<a.li. Wilkeraona, Dllla (l^iwer
CV?lar Ft.). Mi!tliia> Polut. 8wana iBIveralde),
St uitrts. 'Stiffa. t'liftoc JJeaeb vSi:n;li> Point).
ArrivinKat Wonhlngton Friday niomiriK.
Saturdaye for Fort Foote, Fort Maobinuloa.
Marshall Hall. Glymont, 'Indian Head. Li\or
pool Point, Clifton Beacb(Smlths It.), ?Stina,
?5,V.Hrt*' 8*?n'8 (Klver^lde*. Matluas Point,
Dlll a (Lj>wer Ct-lar Pt.), Wllkersona. Colonial
Iktacb. HushwtKHl, Hock Point JsnoaSttllBl.
Coltona. Healea. ?Tbouii^oua, Dt>ep Point.
ftf< unt Holly, Nominl.
Heturntng- U<avt? Coltona at 5 a. m. on Sun
daya, arrlvca at Wnshinvton about 4 p. m.
Landin?rs marked tbua [*\ are b:,at, tlde, or
fair wcntlit-r landlnKa.
C. W. KIDLKY. m.n'1 Manar?r.
O. P. JOHANSKN Afft.Tthttt. Wharf.
J. B. PA IH1K1T. A*t.. A!??a idrla. Va.
RICHMOND, FKKDERICKSBURG &
POTOMAC H. R.
Schedule in Kffrel Jatiuary 1?, 1899.
TRA1NS LKAVB FIIKDKIIK KMII hii,
I 10 a. m. daily.
10 13 a. m. Sundays only.
10 8S a. m. daily except Sunday.
1 47 p. m. daily except Sunday.
9 80 p. m. dady.
6 30 a. m. daily. Stops only at Mil
ford, Doswell and Ashland week days.
Makes all local stops Sundasy.
1 30 p. m. daily except Sunday.
N 80 p. m. daily. Stops only at Dos?
well and Ashland.
0 44 p. m. daily Makes all local stops.
KKEDBltlCKSHClut * ItU'nilONI) ACCOMkfO
i>ATION?DAILY RXCKPT SUNDAY.
Makes all local stops.
Leaves Fredericksburg 6 a. m.
Airivea at Ricbmond 8 25 a. m.
Leaves Richmond 4 p.m.
Arrives at Fredericksburg 6 84 p. m.
C, C. f<a, Agcnt.
\V. P. Tay?or, Tralhc Manager.
E. T. D. Mykks, Presideut.
Steamer Owen Dillard.
Mail and p^ssengcrs to and from White
8ton.-\ lr\lngtor.v Weems, Millcnbeck,
Merry P^int aud Urbaua, daily (except
Leave?White Stone, 7 a. m.; Irvington
7,4ft; Weems, 8.15; Milleubeck, 9; Merry
Toint, 9.80; arrive Urbana, II J| a. m.
Leave?Urhana, 2 p. m.; Millenbeck, 8;
Merry Point, 8.30; Weems,4.30; Iivington
5; arrive White Stone, 6 p. m.