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l&j'Emhant Brooklyn Divino's Sub
atalijret: MCH?B?lng tliO Jorilnn." (De
liv. red at "Detroit, Mich.)
TEXT: "And the priests that bare the arh
of the cove ant of the. Lord stood firm on
dry ground in the midst of the Jordan,
and all the Israelites passed over on dru
ground, until all the people wen passed
clean over Jordan."?Joshua iii., 17.
Washington crossed the Delaware when
crossing was pronounced ino possible, bur. he
did it by boat. Xerxes crossed the Hel?
lespont with 2. OX), OW) men. but he Hi I it by
bridge. The Israelites crossed the Rsi Sea,
but the same orchestra thit celebrated the
deliverance of the one army sounded the
strangulation of the other. This Jordanic
passage differs from all. There was no sac?
rifice of human life?not so much as thf loss
of a linchpin. The vanguard of the host,
made up of priests, advancal until they put
their loot al the brim of the river, when im
mediate'.y the streets of Jerusalem wera
no more dry land than the bed of that river.
It was as if "all the water had been drawn "ff,
and then the dampness had been soaked m
with a eponge, and then by a towal t j<j i oad
had beta wiped dry.
Yonder goes a great army of Israelites?
the hosts in uniforu. Following them tha
wives, the children, the flocks, the herds.
The people look u > at the crystallins wall
of the Jordan as they pass and thin'c whit
an awful disaster would come to them if be?
fore they got to the opposite bank of that
Ajalon wall that wall should fall on them.
And the thought makes the mothers hu?
their children close to their hearts as they
swiften their pace. Quick, now 1 Ge", thom
all up on the banks?tbe armed warriors,
the wives and children, flocks and herds,
and let this wonderful Jordanic passage be
Sitting on tho shelved limestone, I look off
upon that Jordan where Joshua crossed un?
der the triumphal arch of the rainbow
woven out of the spray; the river which af?
terwards became the baptistry where Christ
was sprinkled or plunged; the river where
the ax?the borrowed ax?miraculously
swam at the prophhet's order; the river il*>
Justrious in the history of the world for he?
roic faith and omnipotent deliveranca and
typical of scenes yet to transpire in your
life and mine?scenes enough to make us,
from the sole of tho foot to the crown of the
head, tingle with infinite gladness.
Standing on the scene of that affrighted,
fugitive river Jorajan, I learn for myseli and
for you, first, that obstacles, when they are
touched, vanish. The text says that when
these priests came down and touched the
water?the edge of the water with their feet
?the water parted. They did not wade in
chin deep or wa st deep or knee deep or ankle
deep, but as soon as their feet touched the
water it vanished. And it makes me think
that almost all the obstacles of life need only
be approached in order to be conquered.
Difficulties but touched vanish. It is the
trouble, the difficulty, the obstacle fir in the
distance, that seems co huge and tremend?
The apostles Paul and John seemed to dis*
like croes do^s. for the apostle Paul talla us
. Ii Philippians, "Beware of dogs," and John
seems to shut the gate of heaven against all
the canine species when he says, "VVit.iout
are dogs.' But I have bseu told that wae.t
those animals are furious, if they ome at
you, if you will keep your eye on the n and
advance upon them they will retreat.
Whether toat be so or. not I cannot tell, but
I do know that the vast maj jrity of tbs.) mis?
fortunes and trials and disasters of your life
that hounds your steps, it. you can only get
your tye on them, and keep your eye on
them, and advanc3 upoa them, and cry,
**J3egone," they will slink and cower.
Ther;isa beautiiul tradition among the
American Indians that Manitou was travel?
ing in the invisible world, and one day be
came to a barrier of brambles and sharp
thorns which forbade his going on, and
there was a wild beast glaring at him from
the thicket, i ut as lie determined to go on
his way he did putsua it, and those bram?
bles were iou-d to be oniy phantoms, and
that beast was found to be a powerless
Shoat, and the impassable river that forbade
ira rushing to embrace tho Yaratilda
proved to be only a phantom river.
Well, my rriends, tae ftict is there are a
great many things that o>k terrible across
our pathway, which, when wea ivancaupon
them, are only the phantoms, only tae ap
par t ons, only the delusions o: lite. Diffi?
culties touched are conquered. Put your
feet into tne brim of the sva'.er, and Jordan
retreats. You sometimes: see a great duty
to pertorm. lt is avery uisagreeable duty.
You say, "I can't go through it; I haven't
the courage, I haven't tne intelligence, to
go through it." Advance upon it, Jordan
I always sigh before I begin to preach at
the greatness o" the underdoing, but as
soon as 1 start it Incomes to me an exhilara?
tion. An i any duty undertatten witn a con?
fident spirit necomes a pleasure, and the
higher the duty the higher tne pleasure.
Difficulties toucned are conquerer. There
are a great many people who are afraid ot!
death in the mture. Goori John Livingston
once, on a sloop coming from E.izaoetbport
to "New York, was dreadfully frightened be?
cause be thought he was going to be drowns 1
as a sudden gust came up. People were sur?
prised at hun. If any maa in al tie world
ws,? ready to die, it was jjood Jonn Living?
^ o there are now a great; many good peo?
ple who shu lder in passing a graveyard,
sud they hardly dare thins of Canaan be?
cause or the Jordan that intervenes. But
once thev are down on a sicit bed, then all
their tears are gone?the waters of death
dashing on the beach are like tbe mellow
voice of ocean shells?they smell of tho blos?
soms of the tree of life. " The music of the
heavenly choirs comes stealing over the
waters, an 1 to cross now is only a pleasant
sail. How long the boat s coming 1 Come,
Lord Jesus, come quickly. Christ the Priest
advances ahead, and the dying Christian
goes over dry shod on coral beds and flowers
ot heaven and paths of p.'arl.
Oh, could we make our doubts remove?
These gloomy doubts that rise?
And view the Canaan that we love
With unbecloudcd eves!
Could we but climb where Moses stood
And view the landscape o'er.
"No: Jot dan's stream nor death's cold flood
Could fright us from the shore.
Again, this Jordanic passage teaches mo
the completeness of everything t iat God
does. When God put an invisible dam across
Jordan, and it was halted, it would have
l*en natural, you would have supposed, for
the water to have overflowed the region all
around about, and that great devastation
would have taken place, but when God put
the dam in front of the river Hy put a dam
on the other side of the river, so that, ac
jording to the text, the water halted and
reared and stood there and not overflowing
the surrounding country. Oh, the complete?
ness of every thin; that God does!
One would have thought that, if the
waters ot tbe Jordan had dropped until
they were only two or three feet deep, the
Israelites might have marched through it
and ^avr come up on the other bank with
their clothes saturated and their garments
like those of men coming ashore from ship?
wreck, and that would have been as wonder?
ful a deliverance, but God does something
better than that. When the priests' feet
touched the watara o Jordan and they nera
drawn off, they might have thought there
v/ould have been a bed of mu l and slimo
through which tbe army shoul 1 pass.
Draw off the waters ot the Hudson or the
Ohio, and trere wouid be a good many days,
and perhaps many weeks, before the sedi?
ment would dry up, and yet here in an in?
stant, immediately, Gol provides a path
through the depths of Jordan. It is so dry
the passengei s do not even get their feet
damp. Ob, the completeness ot everything
that God does! Dots We make a universe?
It is a perfect etoo**, running ever si ce it
was wound uo. the fixed stirs the oiv .ts. titi
con8'ellations the intermoving wheels: an
ponderous laws the weights and migntj
swinginsr pendulum, tha stars in the errea
dome of nieht striking tho mitnight.nnl thi
fun. with brazen tongue, tolling the hour o
noon. ., ,
aoe wildest comet?ie8 * ^"?"n of ,*'w.a'.r
lt cannot break. The thistle down fl vin
before the sclioo'boy's breath is control!*
bv the same law that controls the sun an
the planets. The rosebush in vour *'?'?
is governed by tue same principle tni
cov rm*thefr*e ^f Cm inverse on wWe".
the stars a-er'n-nm-r bruits, and on whip
God wi)' one dav nut Hi? "-.ind *B<1 sh*-**
down th? fruit?a perfect univ-rse. -N
astronomy has ever propose! an amenti
II Q 3d make3 a Bible, it is a complex
Bible. Standing amid the dreadful ani <1ee
llehfu1 truths, you ?eera to be In th's raHst
of an orchestra where tha waitings over
sins, and the rejoicings over pardon, and th?
martial strain*- of victorv maka the cboru*
like an anthem of eternitv. This boo't
seems to you the oc?an of truth, on everv
wave of which Christ walks?sometimes In
the darkn-w of proohacy, again in the
splendors with which H? walks on Gillie*.
In this boo* apostle answers to prophet,
Paul to Isaiah. Revelation to Genes't?glori?
ous light, turning midnight sorrow into tha
midnocn joy, disoarslng ev?rv flo?, husnlng
every teraoest. Take this book; lt is the kiss
of God upon the sou' of lott man. Perfect
Bible, cbmp'ete Bible! No man has ever
proposed anv improvement.
God provided a Saviour. He is aeon
Clete Saviour?God-nan?livinity and
umanity unite 1 in ths santa person. He
8?t un the starry pillars of tnt universe and
the tower* of light. He plants 1 the cadars
and the heavenly Labanoo. Ha str uck out
of the roc.i tha rivers of Hf?, singing un ier
the treas singing under tha thrones. He
quarried the sardonyx and crystal and the
to :>az of the heavenly wall. Hs put down
tha jasper for the foundation an I hsapad uu
the amethyst for the capital ani swung tbe
1 i gates which are 12 p9irh. Ii one instant
He thought out a universe, cul yet He be?
came a oatt 1 crying for His mosher. feelitig
along tha sides of the manger, learaiug to
Omnipotence sheathed in the muscle an 1
fl?sh of a child's arm; omniscience 3tru lg in
the optic nerve of a child's eye: inAiita
love beating in a child's heart; a great Gol
appearing in the form of a child 1 year old,
5 years old, 15 years old While all tha
heavens were ascribing to Him glory and
honor and power on earth, men said, "Who
is this fellow?'' While all the heavenly
hosts, wita folded wing about their fa^es,
bowed down before Him crying, ".ioly,
hoy," on earth, they denounced Him as a
blasphemer and a sot. Rocked in a boat on
Genoesaret, and yet He it is that u idirke I
the lightning from the storm cloud and dis
maste I Lebanon of its formats and holds the
Ave oceans on the tip of His Anger as the
leaf holds the raindrop.
Oh, tbe complete Saviour, rubbing His
hand over the place where we hava the pain,
yet the stars of heaven the adorning gems
of His right hand. Holding ut in His armt
when we take our last view ot our dead. Sit?
ting down with us on the tombstone, ani
while we plant roses t.iera He planting con?
solation in our heart, every chapter a stalk,
every verse a stem, every word a rose. A
complete Saviour, a complete Bible, a con
plete universe, a complete Jordanic passigo.
Everything that God do;s is complete.
Again, I learn from this Jordanic passage
that between us an 1 evary Canaan of suc?
cess ani prosperity there is a rivar that
must be passed. "Oh, how I would lik?
to have some of til isa grap 33 on the other
side!" said some o;' ths Itraalitat to Joshua.
"Well," says Joshua, "why don't you cross
over ani get tham?" There is a river of
difficulty between us and everything that is
worth knowing. That whic'a costs nothiug
is worth nothing.
God didn't intend this world for an easy
parlor, through waiph we are to be drawn
in a rocking chair, but we are to work our
passage, climb masts, Aght battles, sctlo
mountains and ford rivers. God make.*
everything valuable difficult to get at, for
the same reason that He put tha gold down
in the mine and the pearl olear d awn in the
sea?to make us dig and dive for "nan. Wa
acknowledge this principle in worldly things;
oh, that we were only wisa enough to ac?
knowledge it in religious thingsl
You have scores of illustrations under
your own observation where man aava hid
the hardest lot and been trodden un ler fo it,
and ytt after awhile had it easy. Now their
homet blossom and bWom with p cturas,
and carpets that made foreign loo as laugh
now embrace tneir feat; tha sum er w.nis
lift tue tapestry about tha wind jw gorgaout
enough lor a Turatisa sultan; impatient
stec- is paw aud neigh at tha door, thair car?
nages mcvmg through the sea ot New York
life a very wave of splendor.
Who is ifr Why, it is a boy who came to
New York with a dollar in his pooket and
a,l his estata smug over his shoulder in a
cotton handkercaief. All that silver on the
dancing span is petrified sweat drops; that
beautiful dress is tne tariad calico over
which God put dis band of perfection, turning
it to turkish satin qr Italian silk; taosa dia?
monds ate the tears which suffering froza as
they fed. Oo, there is a river of diffljuity
between us aud every earthly achievemouc.
You know that. You admit that.
You Know this is so with regard to the
acquisition of knowledge. The ancients
us<M tc say that Vulcan struen Jupiter on
tbe head and tne go idess ot wisdom jumped
out. illustrating the truth that wisdom
comes oy hard Knoctcs. There was a rivet
of difficulty between Shakespeare, the ooy,
ho.ding the horse at tne door of the London
theatre, and that Shakespeare, the creat
dramatist, wiuning the applause of ail au?
diences by his tragedies. foere was a rivei
between Benjamin Franklin, wan a .oat o
brea.! under bis arm, walking tbe streets of
Philadelphia, and that same Ben amio
Franklin, t..e philosopher, just outside of
Boston Aying a kite in the thun ier-storm.
An idler was cured o bis i>ai habit by
looking through the win lois, night after
n.ght, at a man who seemed sitting at his
di-su turning off one sheet of writing after
another until almost the dawn o: the morn?
ing. The man sitting there writing undi
morning was in msinous "Walter Scott; t ie
11 an who looked at mm tnrouga the window
was flockhart, his illustrious biograpaer
afterwarn. Lord MansAald, pursuad oy tne
press and by the popu ace, oecauta of a cer?
tain line of uuty, weut on to discharge the
duty, and while the mob were around bim
demanding the tasting of his life he shook
his list in th9 face ot th9 mob and sai 1,
"Sirs, when ona's last end comes, it cannot
come too soon if he falls in defensa of low
and tha liberty oe his country."
An 1 so there is, ray friends, a tug, a tus?
sle, a trial, a push, an anxiety, through
which every man must go before bs co nen
to worldly success an 1 worldly achievements
You admit it Now be wise enough to ap?
ply it in religion. Eminent Christian char?
acter is only gained by the Jordanic
passage, no man just happened to get good.
AV hy ooes that man know so much about
the Scriptures? He was studying tha Bible
while you were reading a novel. He was on
Are with the sublimities o; tbe Bible waile
you were send asleep; by tug, tussle, push?
ing and running in the Christian life that
man got iso strong for God; in a hundred
Solf erinos he lear ne I how to Aght: in a hun?
dred shipwrecks he learned how to swim.
Tears over sip, tears over Zion's desolation
tears over the impenitent, tears over the
graves made, are the Jordan which that
man had passed. Sorrow pales the cheek,
and tades the eye. and wrinkles the i.row,
and withers the ban.is. There are mourn?
ing garments in tbe wardrobe, and there are
deaths in every family record; all around are
the relics of the dead.
The Christian has passed the Red sea of
trouble, and yet be thinks there is a Jordan
of death between him and beavan. He
comes down to that Jordan of death and
thinks how many have been lost there.
When Molyneux was exploring the Jordan
in Palestine, he had his boats all knocked to
pieces in tbe rapids of that river. An 1 there
are a great many men who have gone down
in the river of death; the Atlantic and
Pacific have not swallowed so many. U ii
an awnti ming to maKe ??:???*rr<r*-s ~i csa.
rock ot ruin?masts falling, hurricane
flying, death coming, groanings in tn
water, meanings in the wind, thunder 11
the sky, while God, with tbe Anger of lighl
ning, writes all over the sky, "1 will trea
them in My wrath, and I will trample thee
in My fury."
The Christian comes down to this mgm
torrent, and he knows he must pass out. an
as he comes towarri the time his breath gel
shorter, and his last breath leaves him as li
steps into tbe stream, and no sooner does h
touch the .stream than it is part?d, and ri
goes through dry shod, while all the watet
wave their plume*, cryinqs "0 death. * be;
is thy stine? 0 grave, where is thv victon
God shall wipe arav all tears from the
eyes, and there shall be no more weepmi
and there shall be no more death
Some of your children have already eor
hp tbe other I ank. You let them down n
this side of tbe bank; they will be on tl
other bank to help you uo with supernal
ural strength. The other tunning at na
tabla all my famiiy present, I thought 1
myelf how pleasant it would ba if I cou
pu' all in a boat and then go in with thee
and we could pud across the river to t1
next world and oe thsre altogether. J
family parting, no gioomv obsequies,
wou'du't take five minutes to vo from bai
to ban?, and then in that bettar world to r
And the time w.ll come whan th?sa sho
we wear now, lest we be cut of tha shai
places of chis worl 1, shall De ta.en off, ar
with uusaudled loot we will steo into tl
bed of the river; with feet untrammele
free from pain ani fatigue, we will Ra
that last journey, when, with one foot I
the bod of the river and tha other foot on
the other bank, we struggle upward. That
will be heaven. Oh, I pray for all my dear
people a safe Jordanic passage 1 That ia
what the dying Christian bus and felt wh n
he said: "How tha can He flickers. Nellie!
Put it out. I shall sleap well to-night and
wake in the morning."
together forever. Wouldn't it be pleasant
for you to take all your family into that
blessed country if you could all go together?
I remember my mother in her dying hour
said to my lather, "Father, wouldn't it be
pleasant if we could all go together?" But
we cannot all go together. Wa must go one
by one. and we must ba grateful if we get
there at all. What a beaven it will be" IC
we have all our families there to look
around and s?e all tha c.iildren ara present 1
You would rather h iva them all th er', and
you go with bare r>rj.v forever, than that
one suouid be missing to complete tho gar?
lands of heaven for your coronal. The Lord
God of Joshua gave them a sate Jordanic
Even children will go through dryshol.
Those of us who wera brougtt up in tha
country remember, whan the sun mer was
coming on in our boyhood days, we always
longed for the day when we were to bo
barefooted, and after teasing our mothers
in regard to it fora good while, an 1 they
consented, we remember the delicious sensa?
tion of the cool gr.i3t waea we put our ui
covered foot on it.
One word of comfort on this subject for
all the bereaved. You see, our departad
friends have not been submerged, have not
been swamped In the waters. They have
only crossed over. Thesa Israelites were
just as thoroughly alive on the W:stern
banks of the Jordan as thay ha 1 baen on the
eastern banks of the Jordan, an I our de?
parted Christian friends have only crossed
over?not sick, not dead, not exhausted, not
extinguished, not blotced out, but with
healthier respiration, and stouter pulses,and
keener eyesight, and better .prospects
crossed over, th dr sins, their physical and
mental di-quiet, all left clear this side, an
eternally flowing, impassable obstacle be?
tween them and all human an 1 sataaic pur
suit. Crossed overl On, I shake hands of
congratuiati n with all the bereaved in the
consideration that our departed Christian
friends are safe 1
Why was there so much joy in certain
circles in New York when people heard I
from the friends who were on board that
belated steamer? It was feared that vessel
had gone to the bottom of the sea, and when
the friends on this side near! that the
steamer had arrived safely in L.verpood.ha 1
we not a right to congratulate the people in
New York that their friends had got safely
across? Aud is it not right this morning
that I congratulate you that your departed
friends are safe on the shore of heaton?
Would you have them bac'.* again? Would
you have those old parents bacn again? You
know how bird it was sometimes for them to
get their breath in the stilled atmosphere of
the .summer. Would you have them back in
this weather? Didn't taey use their brain
long enough? Would you nave your chil?
dren bac't again? Would you have them
take the risks of temptation which throng
every human pathway? Would you have
them cross the Jordan three times? Ina'*'
dition to crowing it already, cross it again
to greet you now a..J than cross bad after
war J? For certrinly you would not want to
keep t.'iem forever out of heaven.
Pause and weep, not for tbe frc jd fro n pain,
but that fie alga ot love would oring them bac;
I ask a question, and there seams to come
back the answer in heavenly echo: "A'hat,
will you never be sick again?" "Never
sick?again.'"?"What, will you never be
tired again?" "Never ? tire I?again."
"What, will you never weep again?" "Never
?weep?again." "What, will you never
die again?" "Never?die?again."
Ob, ye army of lieparted kindred, we hail
you irom bann to banu 1 Wait for us waen
the Jordan of death shall part for us. Come
down and meet ut half way between the
willowed banks of earth an 1 the palm grove s
of heaven. -Hay our great High Priest go
ahead ot us, auu with bruised feet touch tha
water, and then shall be fulfilled tbe word*
tsfsssss -ny. n]\ Israel went' over on d.y
gTouna Untirairthe people Wer? gb 113"Clear
If 1 asK you what shall bethe glad hymn
ot thia morning, I think there would
be a thousand voicas that would choos3 tho
same hymn?the hymn that illumines so
many meath chambers?the hymn that has
been tbe parting hymn in many an instance
?the old hymn:
On Jordan's stormy hanks I stand
And cast a wistful tye
To Canaan's fair sad happy land.
Wiiere my possess ons ne.
Oh, the irausportme, rapturous scene
1 hat riae.! on my sight!
Bweec fleldt arrayed In living green,
Aud riven of delight.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
Cornxuvs Vogil, aged 12 years, whi'e
akatin ht Grand Rapids, Micigan, fell
through the ice a d Whs drowne 1.
Job* W. Cartwright, a prominent law?
yer and Prohibitionists rf Ottawa, I lin is,
was browned In the Illinois river by the cap
s!zn: of a sail tbeat.
1 BX body of a man, f und drowned at New
Yorf, was identified as that ot John Gleason
who lived in Philadelphia. He was at work
on a brick barge and had been missing for
four tuo tba.
1 Hi use of dynamite in a jollification over
a village election at Ba t lawas, Mich , de?
mo ished revem] stor* windows and two
clildren were so terribly shocked that it is
thought ihey may not survive.
Engineer Michael Donohue, Fireman
Marlin Dalrymple and Brakeman Burke
were instautly k lied and their bodies terri?
bly burned by a coll sion between two sec?
tions of an oil train on the Western and On?
tario Railroad, near Oneida, New York.
Thi strimer City of Rio Janeiro arrived
at San Francisco, from Hong Kong and
Yokohama with advices that "J4 lives were
lost by an avalanche at Hyda, Japan, on
February 15; tire destroyed 220 bou&es at
Tawatchow, Japan, on February 14; the
Nova Scotia ship Cheshire was destroyed by
fire at Samarang on February 20th.
A rear end collis! n, between two express
trains, on ihe New York, Lake Erie and
Western Railroad, at Lackawaxen, Pa., re?
sulted in the telescoping of a Pu lman sleeper
and injuries to ll person-. Mrs. Chas.
Manar, ot Elmira, was probably latally in?
jured. The flisttiain was bel ind time and
when lt st* pped for certain repair*, it is
said, the conductor failed to send back a
A locomotive of the Philadelph a, Head?
ing and New England Railroad exploded at
St. Elmo, New York, ten miles west of the
Poughkeepsie, Bridge. George A. Sbufelt,
fireman, and Horace Lambert, brakeman,
were instantly killed, and the engin-er,
James Flannigan, wis fatally injured The
engine was making ita I rst trip after having
been thoroughly repaired injthe shops, was
drawing an eastbound extra freight. Tba
crown sheet gave wny, presumably through
low water in the boiler.
Beoeived by Mr. and Mrs. C'evalantU
Members of the Commission.
At half-pa st five o'clock President and Mrs,
Cleveland accorded a ?pec al reception tc
Princess Kaiulani, tbe meeting taking place
tn tl e Blue Parlor. The Princess was accom?
panied by Mr. and Mrs. Davies, their daugh?
ter and a lady friend. The call wat entirely
of a social nature, and lasted probably a
quarter of an hour. The visitors were
ir armed with the cordiality of the reception
accorded them, the ladies being captivated
by tlie pleasing manners of the wi e of toe
President, and the Princ tts said subsequently
that Mrs. Cleveland was the only lady that
she ever fell in love with.
Duri"g tredayMr. Davles,unaccompanfei
by the Princess ? r any of his famdv, called
on Secretary Gre-ham. 'lbl* visit like that
in the VV bite H use was a p rely st cia! one.
M . Paul Neuman the envoy ot Queen
Liliuokaini, al o cad*! on Secretary Gr s.
ham. G ssip as io the persoenelof the com?
mies on that will probably be appointed to
v.sit t e Hawaiian Is ands inrduies tha
names of Judge Ad, rtin V. Montgo orv, ot
Michigau, late of the D strict of Colum ia
Supreme Bencn; General Siho'ield, Admiral
Brown and Captain M. L. H.wi on. Dr.
Mott Smith, the Hnwaiiai minis;er, does
no rega d tbe lippointment of acomuibiiion
valla mach favor.
PEOPLE AND EVENTS.
Dr. Julius Schweitzer, for IJJJJJJJ
Bditor of mo i oltico-economical department
of the National Zeitung, ot B Hm, died m
the German c pital a few weeks a^o. ne |
was 72 yean old. Dr Schweitzer vs as oneof ,
the besi-kuuwu men in Berlin aud ?us pop -
lar ,n all ci. des of society. He was the au?
thor of a number of tiooks.
The author of "Alice ^,)V^U^'^?
In private life is tha Rev. Chas. L. podss?n<
is said to have become almost a recluse. ?
is a tutor of math mailes at Christ Um. ch
Col.ege, Oxford, aud a bachelor. He is htm
fond of chlidre.i, but the only peop e of ma?
ture years whom ho fluds interesting are te
ch ldren for whom he wrote his famous
bouk, and wno have now attained a urger
The Hon. James S. Clarkson lt is an
noun ed, will not bo a candidate for re-elec?
tion aa president of the Republican Nationa
League. The election of his successor will
tait p ace a, the annual co vent op of the
league, wnich will be held M\_jAntonm_1m
May. E. B. Harper, of New York, has been
mentioned us an available candidate, ino
friends of Joseph Beni.m Foraker, or Ohio,
are also pustii g h.m for the place. ahei?i is
likely to ne a spirited contest over the honoi.
Thk official rep. rt A tho board which ex
ain.ned the guus of the Vesuvius and the
operation ot the g.u mechanism liasreacnea
the Navy Department. To the surprise of
everybody in tho service who had come to
think that ihe 3y?tem ol pneumatic warfare
was impraciicaoe the concisions of the
board aro favoi aide. The department has
taken no action, and apparently none is re?
quired, except the equ pment of the vessel
with service proj, ct Hes, that she may bo in
readiness for actual service when the time
for action comej.
Madame Carnot is a blue-eyed, wbite
skinn-d brunets, with hair as glos-y m
biak satin. As a linguist she is particularly
helpful to President Carnot in handling cor?
respondence. The order ing and su enntend
ing of her toilets absoib< a good deal ot her
time, and is ready one of her official duties,
the dres-s of th i wife of th? ruler of State
exercising a widespread influence over the
commercial interests ol Frame. Ihen sne
is interest, d in a number of cLanties, and
drops in Irom time to time to see how ner
proteges ard progressing.
"Colonel Taft, the Boston boniface,
died, as p obably he would have chosen to
die, of i:idigestu.n,"s ys the New York
"World, "ne was the most famous or Plew
Eng and landlords and many a ti ne pair of
letts has grown ireniu.ous under the deal
table.- at Point Sh rley. His larder was so
well filled that ho frequently challenged his
guests to name a bird or fl di that was not to
be found, wutn in season, in h s ;ce-box,
promising a free dinner to the man who
would make tl.e di?covery, but there is no
record that tho bold challenge was ev. r suc?
cessfully accept e i. When occasion demanded
le could prepare a game dinuer that was ex?
celed in bouutifillness only by the extraor
d nary feast of gan.e Landlord Drake, of
Chicago, gives his friends every year.'
NINE KILLED OUTRIGHT.
Terrible Explosion in an Indian Terri*
tory Coal Mine.
A mine explosion occurred at Anderson,
caused by '.he j rem tture explosion of a 11 ist.
There were eighteen ran in the mine at the
time and of tl ese niue were kilUd outfight
and ???bt s> badly lurned that they will
probably die. The excitement is so mtenst
that i< in impossible to ascertain the name?
oi. dead and injured, who are mostly
Tho mina is owned and opera'ed by th*
Choctaw Coal Compiny, and considered on<
of the lest in their possession.
FLOUR?Balto. Best Patt 4 80 @ $ 4 85
High Grade Extra. 4 00 410
WHEAT-No. 2 Red. 70 73
CORN-No. 2 White. 48 48K
Yellow. 48 *>>$
Ear Yellow per bri. 2 70 2 75
OATS?Southern & Penn. 83 36
Western White. 85 36^
Mixed. 34K 35
RYE?No. 8. ol C2
HAY?Choice Timothy... 170) 1750
Good to Prime. 1650 1700
STRAW?Rye rn car Ids., ll 50 1200
Wheat Blocka. 650 700
OatBlocka. 850 900
TOMATOES? Stud.No. 8.$ 90 @ ft 1 20
No. 2. WA 83
PEAS?Standards. 120 1 40
CORN-Dry Pack. 110
CITY STEEPS.$ 8 @$ 8?
City Cowa. 8 8^
Southern No. 2. 5X *>%
POTATOES ft VEGETABLES.
POTATOES?Burbanks..! 83 @ ft 85
Va. Yellow. 8 75 400
Yams. 175 250
ONIONS. 95 105
HOGSPRODUCTS-shlda.ft IO).,?* ll
Clear ribsides. ll 11%
Baconsides. 12 12^
Hams. 15 Vo%
Mess Pork, per bar. 20 5J
Best refined. 14
?UTTER~FineCrniy....$ 29 %% 30
Under fine. 25 26
Roil. 24 !25
CHEESE-N.Y. Factory.! 12%? $ 18
N. Y.flats. 13 13^
SkiraCbeese. 8 lt
EGG!"-]?Stat*.f Hi @$ KU,
North Carolina. 15 16
CHICKENS?Hens.$ 10 @$ 14
Turkeys. 16 17
Ducks, per lb. 13 14
TOBACCO-Md. Infer'a.l 1 50 @ $ 150
Souud common. 8 00 4 00
Middling. 600 800
Fancy. 12IJ0 1800
BEEF-Best Beeves.1525 @?550
Good to Fair. 4 ".5 501
SHEEP.. 800 550
HogB 7 00 7 50
FURS ARD OWNS.
MUSKRAT.* 10 @l ll
Raccoon. 40 45
RedFox. ~ 100
Skunk Blank. - 80
Oposvum. 2d 23
M.ba. ? 80
Otter. ? 600
FLOUR-Southern.* 3 ? ? * 4 ?
WHEAT-Na. 8 Red. 75}^ J?J
RYE-Weatern. j> *?
CORN-No. 2. -5$ g1
OAT&-N0. 8. ?$< ?
BUTTER-State., 28), <9
EOGS-State. "H ?
CHEEBE-Stat*. 10 ]*
FLOUR-flouthern.* 3 60 @ $ 4 00
"WHEAT-No. 2 Red. ?)4 .8;
CORN-No. 8. *y* f:?,
OATS-No 3. JJ Jg
BUTTEIW8tate. ? ?.
BGUB-Peiui. fit.,. 17 ?>
SERIOUS FACTS ABOUT BREAD
Which Hotuokoepers Should Earnr^tl]
A serious danger menaces the health
of the people of this couotry in thc nu?
merous alum bakiug powders that are
now being urged upon thc public.
There ia no question aa to tho detri?
mental enact of these powders upon thc
system. Every Board of Health, every
physician, will tell you of the unwhole?
some qualities they add to the f-od.
Some countries havo absolutely pro?
hibited the salo of bread containing
Even small doses of alum, given to
children, have produced fatal results,
while cases of heartburn, indigestion,
griping, constipation, dyspepsia, and
various kindred gastric troubles from
irritation of thc mucous membrane,
caused by tbe continuous use of food
prepared with the alum or alum-phos?
phate powders, are familiar tn the prac?
tice of every physician.
It is not possible that any prudent
housewife, any loving mother, will
knowingly use an article of food that
will injure the health of her household,
or perhaps cause tho death of her chil?
How shall the dangerous alura powders
be distinguished? And how shall the
dancer to health from their use be
Generally, alum powders may be known
from the price at which they are sold,
ur Irom the fact that they aro accom?
panied by a gift, are disposed of under
some scheme. The alura powder costs
but a few cents a pound to make, and is
olten sold at 20 or 25 cents a pound.
If some present is given with it, the
price may be 30, 40 or 50 cents a pound.
lt is impossible to name all the alum
powders in tbe market, but any baking
powder sold ut a low price, or adver?
tized as costing only half as much as
cream of tartar powders, accompanied by
a present, or disposed of under any
scheme, is of this class, detrimental to
health, and to be avoided.
But the easy, sale, und certain protec?
tion of our bread, biscuit and cake from
all danger of unwholesomeness is in the
use of the Royal Baking Powder only.
This powder is mentioned because of the
innumerable reports in its favor by high
medical authorities, by the U. S. Gov?
ernment, and by thc olRcial chemists aud
Boards of Health, whicn leave no doubt
as to its entire freedom from alum, lime
aud ammonia, its absolute purity and
wholesomeness. While its uso is tims a
safeguard against the poisonous alum
powders it is satisfactory at thc same
time to know that it makes the whitest,
lightest, sweetest and most delicious
food, which will keep moist and fresh
longer, and that can be eaten with im?
munity hot or cold, stale or fresh, ancj
also that owing to its greater strength it
is more economical than others.
These facts should incline consumers to
turn a deaf car to all importunities to
buy the inferior powder. If a grocer
urges the sale of the cheap, impure, alum
brands, it should be berne in mind that it
is because he can make more profit on
them. The wise housekeeper will decline
in all cases to take them.
Take no chancts through ming a doubt?
ful article where so important a maller as
the health or life of dear one* is at stake
-tiuw is my wagou getting along?"
asked the butcher. "Youv'c hud it
six weeks." "All ready but thc irheeti.
They're not tired yet," returned tbe
wa/on maker. "Well, they ought to
bc, they've been waiting sn long,"
6a id the butcher.?Harper's Bazar.
Best of All
To cleanse the eystcm in a gentle and truly
beneficial manner,when the Springtime comes,
use the true and perfect remedy,8jrapof Figs,
One bottle will answer for all the family and
costa only SO cents; the larpe size 81. Try it
und be pleased. Manufactured by the Califor?
nia Fig Syrup Co. only.
Praise never has to be coaxed losing.
Deafness Can't be Cared
By local applications, as they cannot reach thi
diseased portion of the ear. There is oniv om
wav tc cure deafness and that is c-y constitn
tic remedien. Deafness is caused by an in
Ba u condition of the mucous lining of tb
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you nave a rum bliDg sound or :mper
feet hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the lnfiam
matiOn can t.' taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition hearing wik b
destroyed forever nine cases out of ten ar
caused by catarrh, which is notoiog but an in
flamed condition ot the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for an'
case of deafness caused by catarrh) that w
cannot cure by taking Hall's Catarrh Curt
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CnewaTT St CO., Toledo, a
Sold by Druggists 75a
The mother tongue is probably the lu
piage of Maru.
Brown's Iron Bitters cure< Dyspepsia, Mal*
ria, Biliousness and General Debility. fJlvf
strength, aids DbrMt'Ot, tone* the nerves
creates appetite. The best tonic for Nursin
Mothers, weak women and childnn.
Mistress of the situation?Tl a servant gi1
One Cent a Bott Wall Paper.
Gold. 2ots.,3cts.; ('o d Embossed. 4ct?.: I
grain. Five Cents. Gold Border, let a y.ir
100 Samples all prices for 2-<:l stamp. Hit*
Wall I'apor Jobber, Rochester, 1'a,
Small books are read the most.
We eat too much and take too little out-do
exercise. This is the fault of our modern ci
ilization. lt is claimed that Garfield lea,
simple herb remedy, helps Nature to overcor
Hose diamonds are liable to explode.
Malaria cured and eradicated from the sj
tem by Brown's Iron Bitters, wh ch enr'ch
the blood, tones tho nerves, aid.-t digest o
Acts like a charm on persons in general
, nealth, giving new energy and strength.
Gets down to work?The pillow-maker.
No Safer Remedy can be had for Coug
and Colds or anv trouble of the Throat th
"Brown's Bronchial Troches." Price 25 cen
.Sold only in boxes.
An unostentatious gift?A loan.
11 afflicted with sore eyes use Dr.Isaac Thon
son s Eye-water.Druggists sell at 26c.per bott
A cash balance?Th* sci'ks of justice.
ST. J AC
LUMBAGO, SCIATICA, S
BRUISES, BURNS, SWELL
A copy of the "Official Portfolio
Columbian Exposition, descriptive ol
Grounds, beautifully illustrated, in water
be aent to any address upon teceipt of
stamps by TKE CHARLES A. VO
$3 Worth of Hood's
Cured When Others Failed
Salt Rheum or Psoriasis-Severe
Mr. X. J. McCoun
"in 187'.' 1 had an eruption apjvear on mj WI
leg and arm. Sometimes it would ulcerate
and on account of it 1 was unable to work a
frrcai deal of he time. 1 trail seven d< ct ors ex?
amine and treat me wit boat success. Some
called lt psoras-is, s<>mo eczema, some salt
rheum and one knowing one called it prairio
Itch. All the doctors in ihe county had a tidal
but none did me a particle"! good. I spent all
my spare money trying t > got relief. Finally
I was persuaded to try Hoi d's Sarsaparilla.
After using one and a hali" bit ties I saw the
benefit. I have now used the third bottle and
am completely cured. I received moro
?enefit from three dollars' worth of Hood's
Sarsaparilla than from the hundreds of dollars
paid for advice and other medicine. Any ono
suffering from skin trouble will surely get re?
lief in Hood's Sarsaparilla." N. J. McCoDX.
We Know This to Be True
"We know Mr. N. J. Mei'omi; saw his leg
and arm beforataking Hood's Sarsaparilla and
know he was terribly a flt feted; nowhe is cured."
" E. H. Banks, Druggist, '; D. A. Du maw,
"J. P. Gasfkh. " H. li. Ellis,
" C. C. Ba kuku, Kingsley, Iowa.
Mood's Pills arc the best aftf rrlinucr Pills, a*
?1st digestion, cure headache. Try a Hex.
Makes Another Remarkable Cure!
GIVEN UP TODIEI
Swamp-Root E>l*aolvea a Stone In the
Bladder ae Large as a Goose Effg,
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. V.
Gentlemen:-! don't think there is a person
living who can recommend your Swamp-Root
more highly than myself. I have been a great
sufferer for several years; every organ in my
body seemed to bc out of order; was under the
care of different physicians
for nearly two years; tried
every doctor in our town
and used other medicine,
but continued to suffer and
decline until I was &phys?
teal trreck. Th? ffiost
learned physicians made
examinations and pro?
nounced my case one of
Bretti or #f ent in the Madder, and said that
1 would never be any better until it was remov?
ed by a surgical operation. Oh! I thought what
jext? Every one felt sad; I myself gave up, as
an operation seemed to us certain demth.
NO USE FOR THE KNIFE!
I shall never forget how timely the good
news of your Swamp-Root reached me. I send
you by this same mail a sample of tho stone or
gravel that was dis.olted and expelled by the
use of your Sh amp-Root. It must have
been as large as a good size goose egg. I am
now in excellent health, as my photograph will
show. I have done a very hard summer's work
and feed as well to-day as I ever did. I kept
right on using Swamp-Root and it saved my
life. If any ono doubts my statement I will
furnish proof. Labobne Boweusmith,
Dec. 26th, 1892. Marysville, Ohio.
Guarontce-1'se contents of Ons
Boltlo. If yuu aro not benefited, Drug.
gs* a B rcfuud to j ya Uh price paid.
"Invalids' Guide to itealth" Mi
Dr. Kilmer 4 Co., Binghamton, K 7.
At PruMclat", 50c. or S1.00 Sis*.
A process that kills the
taste of cod-liver oil has
done good service?but
the process that both kills
the taste and effects par?
tial digestion has done
stands alone in the field
of fat-foods. It is easy of
assimilation because part?
ly digested before taken.
Scott's Emulsion checks Con?
sumption and all oilier
Prepared by Stott it Howne, Chemists,
Now York. Sold by druggists ?vsrysvusre.
Now is Your Blood?
I had a malignant breaking oat on my leg
below the knee, and was cured sound and well
v. itu two and a half bottles of |
Other bl<x>d medicines had failed
to do me any good.
Wili, c. Beaty,
I wits troubled from < hildhood with an eg
rrav ited case of Totter, aid t hree bottles oi
cured me permanetlv.
- Msnnville, I.T
Our book on Blood and Skin Diseases mailec!
ree. Swnr Bl'ECtflO Co., Atlanta, Ga
of the World's '
r Buildings and
rolor effects, will
10c. in postage
Justice of the Peace, George Wil?
kinson, of Lowville, Murray Co.,
Minn., makes a deposition concern?
ing a severe cold. Listen to it. "In
the Spring of 1888, through ex?
posure I contracted a very severe
cold that settled on ray lungs. This
was accompanied by excessive night
sweats. One bottle of Boschee's
German Syrup broke up the cold,
night sweats, and all and left me
in a good, healthy condition. I can
give German Syrup my most earnest
fol Be Deceived
wita Pastes, En.imels and Paints which (tala th*
bania. Injure thc Iron and hura red.
Th." R'^*?; 8ud Store Polish ti Dr'Hlant, Odor*
less. Durable, and thc consumer pays for do Un
or glass package witn every purchase.
13 UNHAPPY AND
WONT BE DRIVEN?
I 1 ? ? '>. r ?? >
. ARE CHEERFUL AND SHARP t
/V AND THE DIFFERENT SIZES /
<_^. ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO / |//
/. ,L -1 ADAPT THEMSELVES / /
W'S TO ALL THE USES S\*\
Used in all homos,
Sold by all dealers,
MEND YOUR OWN HARNESS
Ko 1 nols reqoved. Only a hammer needed tn drive
sn 1 c inch th m easily and quickly, leaving th* clinch
(irto ufly smooth. R'quii.'ng no hoc to be mads la
th? lea1 her nor bair for the Klvett. Thar are sta-Ssas*.
lonah and durable. Millions now in use. Jul
smiths, uniform * assorted, put up In boxen.
?sk roar dealer for them, or send 40c la
?tamps for a box ol 100, assorted sizes Man'fd by
JUDSON L. THOMSON MFG. CO.,
Cares Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Sore
"Throat. Sold by a'l Druggists on a Guarantee
IAN IDEAL FAMILY MEDICINE
? For Indigestion, Biliousness.
I lleadiaelic, Conatlpaliou, Hud
? Complexion, Offensive Kiealh,
P and all disorders of the Stomach,
= Lifer and Bowels,
! RlPANS TABULES, ,
H act gently yet promptly, Ferfoct
? digestion follows their upc. Cold
"by drugviats or sent by mail. Bos
?(8risl?.,r'5c. Package n boxes), ta.
I For free samples -odd rem
HII*A>S CHEMICAL CO., New York.
MC* liiustratcd Publications,
h WI TH MAP*, OMon.iag
fT .Ulnutiots. North DiXo-a, Modus*,
??Idaho, Wa4hiDgt.il and Ornoo, th*
PRE! COVE RN MINT.
AND LOW PBICe]
PACIFIC R, R.
??rT1i?bsrsAgTl*oUHrM,OrMl?g and Timber
__J Lsn4t nov cp?is toi.ttl.rt. Ma,ilea FREE. Adena*
Ca*, li. LA?UOK>. J-a* Cass.,t. V. B. E., M. Faa!, Wa*.
Cures Sick Hesu^..i?,Ke?rt<jresfompleiioii.8*ve!iUoctorV
Billi Sample free. GAttnsui Tea (.?>.. 314 \V <5thSt.,K.T.
IIIW 45th J
Morphine Habit Cured In iq
to 20 dara. Nopay till cured,
if ? you
?rOU WANTT3 \ -\T THEIR
sven If you rhercly keep them as a diversion. In or*
ier to liandlo Fowls judiciously, you must know
something about them. To meet 'his want we ste
tel I lui; a iHink giving ihe ex per.once / fln|?. *)Kaa
ol a practical poultry raiser forlwHlj *"t?vs
twenty-five years. It was written by a man who pct
all lils mind, and time, and money to making a suc?
cess of chicken raising?not as a pastWic. but as m
burslueta?ard if you will profit ty h.* twenty-five
years' work, you can save many Chicks annually,
" Raising Chickens."
and make your Fowls earn dollars for yon. Ths
point ls, that you must bo able to detect trouble In
the Poultry Yard as soon as lt appears, and know
how to remedy lt. This i oolc will teach j..u.
lt tells how to detect au.I cslri disease; ti faed ff*
eg?s "nd alfoforfatteuiu?; which fowls io eave toe
breeding pariaptea; aad 'everything, ir.deetf. jot
ahou'.l know on Inls suiiject to make lt profitable.
leal postpaid f..r twenty-five cents In lc. or Jc
Book Publishing House,
13., LEONARD ST.. N. Y. City.
' Pl SO'S CURL FOR
Consusnpdvss* aud peopie
who hava weak rangs or Asm
na. should usa Pleos Cure Tor
Consumption. It has earea!
thonsiu>4*. lt bas not injur
ed one. it ls not bad io take.
it is tha heat cough syrup.
Sold everywhere ts?