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[ The greatest number of horned cattle
sf all kinds in one State is 7,279,218,
^tnd are in Texas. The next largest
Bbody of cattle is found in Iowa, which
Bas 8,995,484. Five States have each
?iver '2,000,000 head. Kansas leads
??vith 2,fi85,815; Missouri, 2,666,793;
Illinois, 2,631,815; New York, 2,324,
M4 and Nebraska with 2,091,271
head. Eight States and one Territory
have over 1,000,000 head. Pennsyl?
vania has 1,731,843; Indiana, 1,727,
149; Ohio, 1,613,247; "Wisconsin,
I;,536,045; Minne.* ta, 1,219,846;
Montana, 1,072,646 ; Arkansas, 1,050,
[_1; California, 1,215,651 and New
Mexico with 1,267,937. The following
fourteen States and one Territory have
each less than 1,000,000 and more
IL than 500,000 head of cattle: Virginia,
I 686,348; North Carolina, 654,710;
^Georgia, 899,615; Florida, 594,281;
^labarna, 750,999; Mississippi, 720,
H[89 ; Termes ? 164; Kentucky,
Wit,' >fit'; Michigan, 927.204; South
^Dakota, 613,000; Wyoming, 792,758;
^Colorado, SH3,68S; Oregon, 888,293;
?Washington, 681,217 and Arizona with
R-,39,061. Thc followingth'* + <*rn' Lofcea
KQi1 one Territory have lea than 500,*
?OOO and more than 100,000 head ol
* fc-ornftl Mattie: Maine, 319,151; New
.Jtfan ?.dnre. 3 Vermont, 399,*
tte, 274,697; Con?
necticut. 230,991 ; New Jersey, 250,776 ;
Maryland, 268,850; South Carolina,
359,109; Louisiana, 467,287; West
Virginia, 467,607; North Dakota,
372,930; Nevada, 270,391; Idaho,
447,843 and Utah with 445,691 head.
Two States have each less than 100,000
head of c?tt.lP. "Rlx^" ""-i"-** *-?*?!?
36,110 and Delaware has 59,271 head.
The least percentage of loss, 1, due to
winter exposure, was in New Jersey,
?while the highest was 5.3 in Louisiana,
the average from all causes for entire
country being 3.4 per cent. The gen?
eral condition of health of cattle it
$*r>od, the most prevalent diseasesbeinfl
murrain, distemper and "bollon"
Slaves That Do Not Work.
"Englishmen are apt to confound
African slavery with the forms of
*) avery known to European Nations.
One of the curiosities of domestio
?laver-? in darkest Africa pointed out
by the St. James's Gazette is that,
while tho native slave owner can, by
cubtoir, compel his slaves to fight for
him und possesses other extensive
pow *** over them, he cannot "legally"'
.ni his slaves to work for him. On
th. < '.ugo and its affluents native (not
Molrnii medan) slave owners pay wages
to iheix own slaves whenever the latter
ore required to transport ivory and
produce to the coa6t. Even Tippoo
Tib pays hi6 numerous slave soldiers
under such peaceful circumstances.
The explanation of this an-amoly seems
to be that war is a far more ancient
and primitive institution than labor.
"When domestic slavery was "first in?
troduced" into Africa regular labor
vms unknown ; the right to monopol?
ize the slave'6 labor was therefor? never
incorporated among tbe slaveholder's
privileges and prerogatives. It is
white men who have really introduced
and acclimatized the idea of work or
"labor" in Africa. When Pharaoh
compelled the children of Israel to
"work" for him he was considered a
dangerous revolutionist by Egyptian
conservatives. The Spaniards first in?
troduced labor slavery in the western
world. We moderns have completely
forgotten that the slave was originally
in the main a fighting retainer, nor a
The "Innoeence of Hie Eye."
Painters cultivate what is called tho
"innocence of the eye*' trying to see
nature simply as forms and colors uk jv
child sees it, without reference towhnt
reason and experience may teach them.
No two of them see exactly the samo
way. One painter in New Yotk says
that he is astonished to find how gray
everything ia?even sky end foliage.
Another finds Hie streets full of redo
nnd j.nipl.'s. A younger artist unys:
"When I began ??> paint everything
seemed to me dark. The longer I look
at nature the more light T lind in it.
My great trouble now is to get my
pictures as light as nature seems to my
eye. I find more yellow in the land
ecape than I used to. But, after al),
these things are subjective, and a man
paints what is inside of his head, not
what he sees outside of it."?Chicago
lt is said that for the pieces of armor
in the Spitzer collection?the most
wonderful armor in the world?Her
Spitzer had frequently refused$1,250,
Miss Lizzie May Davis
After the Crip
Nervous Prostration ? Nc
Help Except in Hood's
"Have been suffer;)!!* for ''year-past ni tl
Nervous Prostration which was brough
on by a very severe attack <>f Krip. Had
almost every day for nearly 3 years, Har.
now taken, on the recommendation of in;
druK?ist, > bottles of Hood"; Sarsaparilla
What .r> do. tors of both K stem and this o'tj
could i.ot (lo, those ?> bottles o" Hood's Barn
parilla have done for rae. I am now well am
HOOd'S ama CU TCS
*an walk without a cane. 1 feel (-rateful ti
Hood's Sarsaparilla, ns I believe I should no
now be alive If it were not for this medicine.'
MiskI.i~zik May Davis, Havcrhlll. Mass.
Hood's Pills act canny ..rt promptly sud effl
clepUy, on ihe liver and tsoweU. *$ cents.
it ls Not
What We Say
But what Hood's Sarsaparilla Does that
tells the story- Hood's Cures
fha Eminent Broeklyn Divine's Sun?
Subject: "Marp and Javelin."
Text . "And David played with Ma han fl ns
it other times and there was a javelin in 8avTt
lana". And Saul cast the javelin, for he saith
f will smite David even lo thc wall with it. And
David avoided ont of hie presence twice,"?
[ Samuel xviii., 10-11.
What a spectacle for all ages! Raul, a
;iant, and David, a dwarf. An unfortunate
ivar ballad had been composed and sung
eulogizing David above Saul. That song
hrew Saul into a pandara of rage, which
brought on one of hjp,*3J^pells of Insanity to
which he had been subject. If one ls disposed
to some physical ailment and he get real
mad, it is very apt to bring on one of his old
attacks. Saul is a raving maniac, and he
goes to imitating the false prophets or sibyls,
who kicked and gesticulated wildly when
Ihey pretended to be foretelling events.
Whatever tho physicians of the royal staff
may have prescribed for tho disordered kin;
I know not, but David prescribed music.
HaTing keyed up the harp, his finders began
to pull the rhythm from the vibrating strings.
Thrum! ThrumVs^Thrum! No use. The
king will not listen to the exquisite oadenoea.
He lets fly a javelin, expecting to pin the
minstrel to the wall, but David dodged the
weapon and kept On, for he was confident
that he could, as before, subdue Saul's bad
spirit by music.
Again the javelin is flung, and David
dodges it and departs. What a contrast!
Roseate David with a harn and enraged Saul
with a javelin. Who would not rather play
the one than fling the other? But that was
not the only time in the world's history that
harp and javelin, met. Where their birth?
place wns I cannot declare. It is said thai
the lyre waa first suggested by the tight
drawing of the sinews of a tortoise across its
nh~}>, and thnt tne nut** was first euggested
by the blowing of the wind across a bod of
reeds, and that the ratio of musical intervals
was first suggested to Pythagoras by the dif?
ferent hammers on the anvil of tho smithy,
but the harp seems to me to have dropped out
of the sky and the javelin to have been thrown
up from the pit.
The oldest stringed instrument of the world
is the barp. Jubal sounded his harp in the
book of Genesis. David played many of his
psalms on the harp while he sang them. The
captives in Babylon hung their harps on the
willows. Josephus celebrated the invention
of the 10-stringed harp. Timotheus, the
Milesian, was imprisoned for adding the
twelfth string to the harp, because too much
luxury of sound might enervate the people.
Egyptian harps, Scottish harps, Wolsh harps,
Irish harps have been celebrated. What an
Everlasting honors to Sebastion Erard,
who by pedals invented called the foot a3
well as the hand to the harp. When the
barpiscord maker for whom he worked dis?
charged him for his genius, the employer
not wanting to be eclipsed by his subordi?
nate. Erard suffered from the same passion
of jealousy that threw "Saul of my text into
the flt during which he flung a javelin at tho
harpist. The harp is almost human, as you
find when you put your finger on its pulse.
Other instruments have louder voice and
may be better for a battle charge, but what
exquisite sweetness slumbers between thq
harp strings, waking at the first touch of the
tips of the fingers, lt can Weep. It can
plead. It can soothe. It can pray. Th?
flute is more mellow, the trumpet is more
startling, the organ is more majestic, the
cymbals are more festive, the drum is morn
resounding, but the harp has a richness of its
own and Will continue its mission through
all time and then take part in celestial sym?
phonies, for St. John says he heard in heaver
the harps of God.
But the javelin of my text is just ns old.
It is about five and a half feet long, with
wooden handle and steel point, keen an)
sharp. But it belongs to the great family c.!
death dealers and is brother to sword nmj
spear and bayonet, and first cousin to all thi,
implements that wound and slays It has eui;
its way through the ages. It tvas old when
Saul, in the scene Of my text, tried to har.
poon David. It has gashed the earth wit")
grave trenches. Its keen tip is reddened
with the blood of American wars, Englislj
wars, German wars, Russian wars, Frenci
wars. Crusader wars and wars of all ages.
The structure of the javelin shows whal
it was made for. The plowshare is sharp,
but aimed to cut the earth in preparation fol
harvests. The lightning rod is sharp* bul
aimed to disarm the lightnings and secun
safety. The ax ls sharp., but aimed to fell
forests and clear the way for human habi?
tation. The knife is sharp, but aimed to cut
the bread for sustenance. But the javelin is
sharp only to open human arteries and extin?
guish human eyesight and take human lifi
and fill the earth with the cries of orphanag?
and widowhood and childlessness.
Oh, I am so glad that my text brings them
so close together that we can Bee the con'.mst
between the harp and the javelin. The one
to soothe, the other to hurt ; tho one to save,
the other to destroy ; the one divine, the other
diabolic ; the one to play, the other to hurl,
the one in David's skillful hand, the other in
Saul's wrathful clutch. May God speed tho
harp, may God grind into dullness the sharp
edge of the javelin.
Now what does all this make you think of?
It suggests io ma music as a medicine for
physical and mental disorders, David took
hold of the musical instrument which he best
knew how to play ani evoked from it sounds
which were for King Saul's diversion and
medicament. But, you say, the treatment in
this case was a failure. Why was it a failure?
Saul refused to take the medicine. A whole
apothecary shop of curative drugs will do
nothing toward healing your illnesses if you
refuse to take the medicine. It was not the
fault of David's prescription, but the fault of
David, one of the wisest and best of all
ages, stands before us in the text administer?
ing music for nervous disorder and cerebral
disturbance, and David was right. Music is
the mightiest force in all therapeutics. Its
results may not b?j seen as suddenly as oth"r
forms of cure, but lt is just as wonderful.
You will never know how much suffering ani
Borrow music has assuaged and healed. A.
Boldier in the United States army said the.t
on the days the regimental band played near
the hospitals all the sick and wounded re?
vived, and men who were so lame they could
not walk before got up and went out and sat
in the sunshine, and those so dispirited that
they never expected to get home began to
pack their baggage and ask about timetables
on steamboat and rail train.
Theodosius, the emperor, wrathful at the
behavior of tho people of Antioch, who, on
some sudden provocation tore down the
statues of emperor and empress, resolved
severely to punish them, but the bishop,
knowing that the emperor had a group of
boys to sing to him while eating at the table,
taught the boys a plaintive song in which the
people lamented their bad behavior, and tho
king under the pathos of the music cried out,
"Tho city of Antioch ls forgiven." The rage
of Achilles was assuaged by a harp. Ascle
Eiades swayed rebellious multitudes by a
After the bnttle of Yorktown, when a
musician was to suffer amDutation. and be?
fore the days of anaesthetics, the wounded
artist called for a musical instrument and
lost not a note during the forty minutes of
amputation. Filippo Palma, the great musi?
cian, confronted by an angry creditor,
played so enchantingly before him that the
creditor forgave the debt and gave the debtox
ten guineas more to appease other creditors.
An eminent physician of olden time con?
tended (of course carrying our theory too
far) that all ailments of the world oould be
cured by music. The medical journals never
report their recoveries by this mode. But in
what twilight hour has many a saint of God
solaced a heartache with a hymn hummed or
eung or played! Jerome of Prague sang
while burning at the stake. Over what keys
of piano or organ consolation has walked.
\eft, in church one hymn has rolled peace
evil a r?:?a- cr tha worrie, pur... x.\
While ther> are hymns and tunes ready foi
the jubilant, there is a rich hymnolotry' fo
the suffering?"Naomi" and "Eventide" an.
"Autumn Leaves" and "Ome ye disconso
late," and whole portfolios and' librettos o
tears set to music. All the wonderfu
triumphs of surgery and all the new mode;
of successful treatment of physical and mon
tal disorders are discussed in medical con
ventions and spread abroad in medical books
and it is high time that some of tho million
or sotfS that "Eave been medicated by music,
vocal and instrumental, let tho world know
what power there is in sweet sound, whether,
rolling from lip or leaping from tightened
chord or ascendinir* from ivor*.- key.
Music is a universal language. At th?
foot of the Tower of Babel lan_ua_o wai
spiff Into" fragments never to be agafn put
together, but one thing was not hurt, and
that is music, and it is the same all the world
over. Last summer in Russia at a waterinq
place we were greeted as we entered a great
auditorium, which was rilled w'th thousands
ot Russians, whose language 1 could nol
understand any moro than they could under
But after the grand band had, out of com?
pliment to us, played our two great Ameri?
can airs. I stepped on the platform and said
0 the bandmaster: "Russian air I Russian
sir!" and then he tapped with his baton on
he music rack, and with a splendor and
najesty of power that almost made us quail
mo full band poured forth their National
inthem. They understood our American
music, and wo understood their Russian
music. It is a universal language, and mo
good for Dniren*- cure.
I should not won let If in the day of judg?
ment it **noum De iound out tnai more sou!;
have been saved by music than by preaching.
1 should not wonder if out of the one hun
dred and forty and four thousand ransomed
souls that John foresaw before the throne ol
God at leust 130,000 had been saved by sweel
Song. Why does not the church on earth
take the hint? Heaven is tho great magical
center of the universe, the place of doxolo?
gies and trumpets and harps, and in prepara?
tion for that place we ought to make more ol
music on earth.
The band of music at Waterloo played thi
retreat of the Forty-second Highlanders bael
to their places, and sacred music, hes re
turned many a faltering host of God Into thi
Christian conflict with as much determine
hnd dash as Tennyson's "Six Hundred.'
Who can tell what has been accomplished bj
Charles Wesley's 7000 hymns, or by the con
gregatlonal singing of his time, which could
be heard two miles off? When my dear
friend Dio Lewis (gone to rest all too soon)
conducted a campaign against drunkenness
at the West, and marshaled thousands of th?
noblest women of the land lu that magnifi?
cent campaign, and whole neighborhoods and
villages and cities shut up their grog shops,
do you know tho chief weapon used? It woe
Nearer, my God. to Thee,
Nearer to The*,
They sang it at the door of hundreds of
liquor saloons which had been open for
years, and either at the first charge of the
campaign or the second the saloon shut up.
At the first verse of "Nearer, My God, to
Thee" the liquor dealers laughed, at the
Second verse they lookedsolemn, at the third
Verse they began to cry, and at the fourth
verse they got down on their kneea. You
say they opened their saloons again. Yes,
?some ot thom did. But it ls a great thing to
have hell shut up if only for a week. Give
full swing to a good gospel hymn, and it
would take the whale world for God!
But when in my text I see Saul declining
this medicine of rhythm and cadence and ac?
tually hurling a javelin at tho heart of David,
Ihe harpist, I bethink myself of the fact that
sin would like to kill sacred music. We are
tot told what tune David was playing on tha
harp that day* but from the character of the
toan wo know it was not a crazy madrigal, oi
a senseless ditty, or a sweep of strings sug?
gestive of the melodrama, but elevated music,
God given music, inspired music, religious
music, a whole heaven of it encamped undei
a harpstring. No wonder that wicked Saul
hated it and could not abide the sound and
with all his might hurled an instrument ol
death at it.
I know there are styles of music that sin
admires, and you hear it as you pass th?
(casino or the dance hall, and the devil has
stolen most of the fiddles, though I am glad
the Ole Bulls have snatched up the charmed
strings from their desecration, but lt is a fact
that sin has.a javelin for sacred sounds. Id
many churches the javelin of criticism has
killed the music, javelin flung from organ loft
pr from adjoining pew of the supersensitive.
Paul's javelin aimed at David's harp. Thou?
sands of people so afraid they may not sing
scientifically, they will not sing at all, or sing
with such low tone that no one hears them.
In many a church tho javelin of criticism
has crippled the harp of worship. If satan
could silence all tho Sunday-school songs
and the hymns of Christian worship, he
would gain his greatest achievement. \N hen
the millennial song shall rise?and lt ls be?
ing made ready?there will be such a roll of
voices.such a concentrated power of stringed
and wind instruments, such majesty, such
unanimity, such continental and hemispheric
and planetary acclamation, that it will beim
Eossible to know where earth stops aad
eaven begins. Roll on, roll In, roll up,thou
See also in my subject a rejected oppor?
tunity of revenge. Why did not David pick
Up Saul's javelin and hurl lt back again?
David had a skillful arm. He demonstrated
on another occasion he could wield a sling,
and he could have easily picked up that
javelin, aimed it at Saul, the would-be
assassin, and left the foaming and demented
monster as lifeless under the javelin as ha
had left Goliath under a sling. Oh, David,
now is your chance. No, no. Men and
women with power of tongue or pen or bani
to reply to an imbittered antagonist, better
Imitate David and let the javelin lie at your
feet and keep the harp in your hand. Do
not strike back. Do not play the game ol
tit for tat.
Gibbon, In hts history, tells of Baja/.et, the
great Moslem General who was brought a
captive to the tent of Timur. He had jit
tempted the massacre of Timur and his n
Timur said to him i "Had you vanquishe
I am not ignorant of the fate which yoi
served for myself and my troops, but I
dain to retaliate. Your life and honor
secure, and I shall express my gratitnd
God by my clemency to man." Beautlf
Revenge on Christian's tongue or pe:
hand is inapt and more damage to the
who employs it than the one against w
it is employed. What! A javelin hurle
you and fallen at your feet, and you .^ot
it back again? Yes. I have tried tte pj
f learned it from my father an 1 have p
ticed it ail my life, and it wor-:s well, and
[he help of God and javelins not picked u
pave conquered all my foes aa I prsaet
luneral sermons in honor of most of them
The bf st thing you can do with a jav
hurled at you is to let it lie where it drop
br hang lt up in your museum as a curios
The deepest wound mad.' by a javalin is
Ey the sharp edge, but at the dull end of
handle to him who wields it. 1 leave it
you to say which got the best of that flgh
the palace?Saul or David.
See also in my subject that the [ad th
man sometime s dodge* is not against
'courage. My text says that when Saul
sailed him, "David avoided out of his p
ence twice*' that is. when the javelin
|flung. he stepped out of its direction or
.this way or that?in other words, he dod
,But all those who have read the life of D
'know that he was not lacking In pro
David had faults, but cowardice was not
When David, who was, I guess, about
and a half feet high, went out to meet
giant, who was. I guess, about 10 feet hi
lt was a big undertaking, and the inequall
ties of the struggle were so great that i
struck the giant's idea of the ludicrous, anc
he suggested to the little fellowthat he woul<
make a fine dinner for a buzzard or a jacka
?"Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unt<
tb? fowls of the air and to tho beasts of thi
When David went out to meet that gian
and conquered him, he demonstrated, aa h
did on other occasions, his courage. But
ira so glad that when Sam ii.ur,' t.i.n lavern
yavid dodged it. or the ? ?' >f work of his lit
would never have been < > . '. What a lessoi
Ibis is to those who go into useless dange
and expose their lives or their reputations o
their usefulness unnecessarily. When din
demands, go ahead, though ell earth (ind he
oppose. Dodge not one inch from tbe rigli
position. But when nothing is Involved st"
lack or step aside.
Why stand in the way of perils that yo
can avoid? Go not inlo quixotic battles t
fight windmills. Yon will be of more use t
tbe world and the church hs an active Chris
tian man than as a target for javelins. Ther
are Christians always in a fight, if they tr
Into churches, they fight there. If they f*
into presbyteries or conferer.'cs or consocil
lions, they fight tnere. My advice to yon i'
if anything is to be gained for 'in.!*..!- tb
truth, stand out of the way of the javelir
I Samuel, xviii., ll, "David avoided out.
his presence twice."
Washington was as mighty in his retreal
as in his advances. His army would seven
times have been destroyed if he had nr
dodged. He dodged on Long Island; h
dodged on New Jersey h.-igbts. Lincoln o'
his way to inauguration st Washington wa
waited for ty assassins, but be took anothe
train and .lodged the desperadoes. We hay
high example of the fad that sometimes a ms
will serve dod best by disappearing from thi
or that pla.-e. this or that environment.
A mob brought christ to the top of th
ro<-,;s Lack of Nazarrah. Tbfvdid n .1 ll.
His preaching, and Cory proposed to hui
Him down the precipice, bul while the
were getting ready for tbe massacre Chr?
darted into the. crowd and amid (te confi
sion escaped to Capernaum and continued
exercising devils and cooling fevers nnd Ail?
ing fish nets and giving healthy circulation
of blood to. paralysis and curing dementia and
turning co'pses into living men and women
and doing His chief work.
What a good thing He dodged the crowd on.
the rocks back of Nazareth! Likewise at
.lorusal<-m one day, while He was sauntering
up and down in Solomon's porch waiting for
an opportunity to say kind words or do a
useful deed, the people proposed to pay Him
for His self sacrifices by stoning Him to death,
but the record is. "He escaped out of their
See also In my subject the unreasonable
attitude of javelin toward harp. What bad
that harp in David's hand done to the javelin
in Saul's hand? Had the vibrating atrina of
the ono hurt the keen edge, of the other? Waa
there an old grudge between the two fam?
ilies of sweet sound and sharp cut? Had th<*?
?triangle ever insulted the polished shaft?
Why the deadly aim of tho destroying
weapon against the instrument of soothing,
calming, healing lound?
Well, I will answer that If you will tell me
Why the hostility of so many to the Gospel,
why the virulent attacks against Christian
religion, why tho angry antipathy of so
roany to tbe moat g.'iii.il. most Inviting, most
salutary Influence under all the heavens.
Why will men give their lives lo writing and
speaking and warring against Christ nnd
the Gospel? Why tbe javelin of the world's
hatred and rage against the harp of heavenly
love? You know and I know men who get
wrathfully red in the face and foaming at
themouthand usethegesture of the clinched
fist and put down their feet with indignant
emphasis and invoke all sarcasm and irony
and vituperation ands*orn and spite at the
Christian religion. What has the Christian
religion done tbat lt should be so assailed?
Whom hath it bitten and left with hydro?
phobia virus in their veins that it should
lometimes be chased as though it were a
To head off and trip up and push down
md corner our religion was the dominant
thought.in the life of David Hume and Vol?
taire and Shaftesbury and even the Earl of
Rochester, until one day In a princely house,
In which they blasphemously put God on
trial, and the Earl of Rochester was the attor?
ney against God and religion and received
the applause of the whole company, when
suddenly the earl was struck under convic?
tion and cried i ' 'Good God, that a man who
walks uprightly, who sees the wonderful
works of God and has the use of his senses
and reason, should use them In defying his
('reator! I wish I had been a crawling leper
In a ditch rather than have acted toward God
os I have done.1'
Javelin, of wit, javelin of irony, javelin of
scurrility, javelin of sophistry, javelin of hu?
man and diabolical hostility have been flying
for hundreds of years and nro flying now.
But aimed at what? At something that has
come to devastate tho world? At something
that slays nations? At something that would
maul and trample under foot and excruciate
and crush the human race?
No, aimed at the gospel harp?harp on
which prophets played with somewhat linger?
ing and uncertain lingers, but harp on which
apostles played with sublime certainty, and
martyrs olaycd while their fingers were on
fire. Harp'that was dripping with the blood
of the Christ, out of whose heartstrings the
harp was chorded and from whose dying
zroan the strings were keyed. Oh, g.
harp! All thy nerves a-tremble with stories
bl sell sacrifice. Harp thrummed by lingera
long ago turned to dust. Harp that made
heaven listen and will yet make all the earth
hear. Harp that sounded pardon to my sinful
?cul arid peace over the grave where my dead
Bleep. Harp that will lead the chant of the
blood washed throng redeemed around the
throne. May a javelin slay me before I fling
a javelin at that. Harp which it seems al?
most too sacred for me to touch, and so I
call down from their thrones those who aaed
lo Unger it and ask them to touch it now.
"Come down. William Cooper, and run your
fingers over the strings of this harp." H?
says, "I will," and he plays ;
There it a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins.
"Come down, Charles Wesley, aad touch the
itrings." He says, "I will," and ho plays i
Je*u?, lover of my soul,
Let me to TUz bokoja h_.
?Come down, Augustus Toplady, and sweep
your fingers across this gospel harp." He
9aye, "I will," and he plays :
Kock of Ages, cleft for me.
Let mo hide myself in thee.
"Come down, Isaac Wat,?, and take this
harp," He says, "I will," and he plays:
Als?, aud did my Ssvior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
"P. I\ Bliss, come down and thrum this gos?
pel harp." He says, "I will," and he plays:
Hallelujah, 'tu done!
I believe on the Son.
Ineffable harp ! Transporting harp ! Harp
of earth! Harp of heaven! Harp saintly
and seraphic! Harp of God ! Oh, I like the
Idea of that old monumont in the ancient
church at Ullard, near Kilkenny, Ireland,
The sculpture on that monument, though
chiseled moro than a thousand years ago, as
appropriate to-day as then, the sculpture
representing a harp upon a ?ross. That is
ivhere 1 hang it now ; that is where you had
1 jotter hang it. Let the javelin be forever
riiried, the sharp edge dowu, but bang the
iarp upon Ihe cross
has been reached by the GovernmeHT aud tin
royoluti nary factions In Nicaragua.
No further information than this is obtain
able at tho department. The source of thi
news ls c. ncealed, beyond the fact that i
did not cone direct to Secretary Cr.*-bair
f om Nicaragua. Evidently, however, thi
sn ne is one entitled to credit, as the nev,'!
is accepted as authentic at the Department
The abs.-nee of direct advices from Nicar
a^ua is regarded as almost inexplicable.
It is expected that the cruiser Atlanti
will reach Gre.town in a das tr wo anc
the Alliance will probably be a few dayl
later in re.ichin : the west coast of Nicaragua
where most of the fighting bas taken place
HE WANTS AN OFFICE.
A Full-Blooded Chinese Applys for 'i
Post Office ia Miohigan.
Willie Woo, a full-blooded Chinese livln]
nt West Harrisville, Mich., is in the race fo
the post office in that villago and is using al
legitimate means to attain his ambition. II
bas forwarded two largo petitions signed I;
the citizens of the villago to Congressmai
Weadcock, and also letters of recommends
tion from Judge Simpson and other infiuen
tial Democrats in his behalf.
He thinks he has a good chance of gettin
the office from the fact that ho is th
only Democrat who wa nts it, and he doe
not think that he should be debarred fror
the benefits of a Democratic Administratio
on account of race. Ho has already ol
fained bondsmen avIio will go his security i
he succeeds in gaining the office. Woo la a
American citizen, having taken his Am,
papers in 1*<90 at Tavas City. He came t
this country some fourteen year- ago, whe;
only li years old.
LumlMT In the "North-rest.
Borne surprising figures have just
been published anent the great lumber
industry of the Pacific Northwest.
They illustrate how bountifully that
expansive region has been timbered.
In Washington and Oregon tiero
aro over one thousand lumber lid
wood working firms, representing a
combined capital of nearly ^30,000,
000 end employing 25,000 men. Tho
value of the product is in the neighbor?
hood of $25,000,000 yearly. Ten
millions of dollars are annually brought
into these two States from foreign and
domestic points in exchange for lum?
ber, lath, shingles and other wood
In Washington the ont of lumber for
1892 showed a large decrease over the
preceding year by reason of the fact
that the building boom beginning in
1890 began to subside during the latter
part of 1891. The cargo trade, how?
ever, during 1892, nnd tho constwiso
movement, considerably increased, and
the Eastern demand for rail shipments
of lumber from Washington increased
fully twenty per cent. According to
indications, this year's record will
eclipse all others of tho past in the
commercial progress of the Pacific
Northwest. Tlie Puget Sound Lumber?
man estimates that the standing timber
in the State of Washington amounts in
round numbera to 413,000,000,000
In order to grasp the magnitude of
these figures let the reader, in his
mind's eye, imagine a solid train, 15,
000 feet of lumber to the car, stretch?
ing 154,000 miles, or six times around
the earth, and then enough cars left to
tnako a train stretching from Tacoma
across the continent to the middle of
the Atlantic. Or, taking fifty cars for
a train, it would take 542,000 trains
to transport the standing timber of
Life Preserver* for Wells.
The Enst India coolie is a fatalist
thinks as little of killing himself as
the Chinaman or Japanese. In point
of fact he entertains a marked prefer?
ence for self-destruction as a means of
Showing pique at a real or fancied in?
jury. In the city of Bombay this
tendeney has long been a source of
considerable inconvenience and danger,
bs the favorite method of the Eastern
suicide is to jump into a well, and it is
stated that there is scarcely a well in
the city that has not, at some time,
been used for that purpose. An in?
genious native Ea6t Indian has met
this difficulty by inventing a simple
and durable appliance, which has tho
merit of not only preventing suicide,
also accidental drowning in wells. So
excellently is this device adapted for
this purpose that it has obtained the
approval of the Royal Humane Society
of Great Britain. It consists of a
hoop of wood or metal, over which is
ptretched a net of light tarred rope
with four-inch meshes. Metallio
drums support this net just far enough
under the water of the well to enable
the buckets to sink and dip, but there
is not enough water above the net to
drown ti person.?New York Tele?
Tricked hy the Jolly Tars.
A pretty good story is told of the
way in which the officers of a certain
sloop-of-war of the North Atlantic
squadron succeeded in getting their
ship's slow and antiquated steam
launch replaced by one of a later and
more fashionable type. It happened
that thc vessel hauled into a navyyard
for its periodical repairs. While there
the launch was loudly eomplained of
as too heavy and unwieldly for a sloop
of-war to carry, and a careful weigh?
ing by the yard authorities verified tho
complaint. Thereupon a new and swift
little craft which cost Undo Sam ever
so many hundreds of dollars was sub?
stituted, and the sloop-of-war steamed
exultantly away. But when the old
launch was sent to the boat shop foi'
overhauling the workmen found snug?
ly stowed away out of sight along tho
keeleon nearly a thousand pounds of
Bnperfluous ballast iron. The appar?
ently unaccountable weight of the re?
jected boat was readily explained.?
If some grocers
powder upon you in
it is because of the ;
This of itself is ev
riority of the "Roy;
profit the other m
powder, and to cost
with cheaper and ir
thus, though sellin;
less value to the c<
To insure the fl
? wholesome food, b<
tute for Royal Bakii
Nothing can bi
the Royal B
and give as
Garfield Tea sh
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Do Not Be Deceived
wit'i 1'rute-i, Enamel* and paint* which stain (_?
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Tho R'_...< Sun 8tnve I'olUh _ Brllllsnt, Odor
legs, Durable, and the consumer pays for bo tia
or glans p<v-a.-<a;e with every pureba**.
Not a Failure.
Johnny Gibbs is a youthful philos?
opher. He believes that life would
be simplified if people would be con*
tont.to do one thing at a tin".
The other day Johnny was hard at
work with paper and pencil. Ills
mother looked over his shonl .er.
k? "Why, Johnny," she exclaimed,
"your spelling is perfectly dreadful!
Look at that?'siting in a chare.' I'm
ashamed of you!"
"But, mamma," said thc little boy,
reassuringly, "this isn't a spelling
lesson. It's a composition."
Henrietta Herschfeld, tho first wo?
man graduate of tho Philadelphia Col?
lege of Dental Surgery, ia assistant
court duntiet in Germany.
Brlfrheaf Part of My Trip.
Thc New York fashion correspondent ot a
Southern paper gives out the following :
A bdy writes. " I have read your Utters
for a long time, and have often envied you
tbe opportunity you enjoy of seeing thc beau?
tiful things you describe. I used to think,
when I read of those charming dresses and
parasols and hMs at Lord & Taylor's, that
theirs must l>e one of those stores where a
timid, nervous woman like myself, having but
a few dollars to spare for a season's outfit,
would be of so little account that she would
receive little attention ; but when you ?aid,
in one of your letters a few months ago, that
goods of the same quality were really cheaper
there than elsewhere, because they sold more
goods in their two stores than any other firm
in New York, and that because they sold more
they bought more, and consequently bought
cheaper, I determined, if I ever went to N?w
York, I would go to Lord ck Taylor's. *'s*T
"That long-waited-for time came in the
early autumn, and I found myself standing
before that great entrance, with those won?
derful windows at either side. I summoned
my courage and entered, as 1 suppose tens of
thousands of just such timid women as I
have done before. My fears v ere gone in an
Instant. The agreeable attention put me at
my ease at once, and I felt as much at home
as though I were in the little country store
where my people have ' traded' for nearlv a
quarter of a century.
" And now, as 1 wear the pretty things 1
purchased, or see them every day and find
them all so satisfactory, I think of my visit
to this great store as the brightest part of my
trip to New York,"
The late Charles A. Longfellow, son
of the poet, who died several weeks
ago, had been an invalid for a year.
Ho lived with his sister in the old
Longfellow manion in Cambridge. He
was an enthusiastic yachtsman, and
had just returned from a year's cruise
to the South Sea Islands.
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that wolves steal sheep.
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A laugh Ls worth a hundred groans in any
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The downright fool doesn't now it.
Beeeham's Pills Instead of slosh? minern.
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Sleep is the honey in the comb ol healthful
urge another baking
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idence of the supe
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ust be a lower cost
. less it must be made
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g for the same, give
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* sure that no substi
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e substituted for
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Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug?
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Unlike the Dutch Process
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I It has more th an th ree times
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j with Starch, Arrowroot ol
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