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John V. Union, t'eiersbmn. V a., writes: ' I Ubd Salvation oil fur KheumatNm arid ob tained crt-at rHIef. It U the beta remedy I have ever trUsd. and 1 shall aUays keep It la tlio house." J Our beet Kiiar crop last year wa.n ft.lXK). OOO.OuO pounds. K great cure for roujh. Mrs. A. K. Mc rls. 4"ii (anion Klreet. Philadelphia. I'a., writes: I took Hovrul !oUli!H of Dr Itullt t'ouh Fyrup for a bad couh and wait eu tlrely cured." j The pork pafkern of thK countrf year killod and packed 2O.uri.0J0 hugs. MOWLEDGK Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live tet ter than others and enjoy life mine, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's be8t products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Tigs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing nnd truly beneficial properties of a erfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevii ana permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will no' accept any substitute if otlered. " I am Post Master here and keep a Store. I have kept August Flower for sale for some time. I think it is a splendid medicine." E. A. Bond, P. M., Pavilion Centre, N. Y. The stomach is the reservoir. If it fails, everything fails. The liver, the kidneys, the lungs, the heart, the head, the blood, the nerves all go wrong. If you feel wrong, look to the stomach first. Put that right at once by using August Flower. It assures a good appetite and a good digestion. & THE NCXT MORNING I FEPL BRIGHT AND NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER. JtydnrtnrnaTK It art pentl? on thrtrTnarb,IlTr n1 klilnnm. nii'l l n pleaftniit laxntlvw. Tola drink In inadn from hi-rlw. aud U premreU for use e easily ait ta. It Is called LflKE'SMEDICKSE .All druROAU ell It at Mo. and II a pnekftse. If you cannot ei It, nnd your alrire fur a fra mimple. I.nne'a Inrnllr ftleillrtnn move t btnMioi hitit.' Aililrci 1" OKATuK II WOODWARD. I.KROT.N.Y. PATAU IN CHILDREN For over two years my little girl's life was made miserable by a case of Catarrh. The discharge from the nose was large, constant and very offensive. Her eyes became inflamed, the lids swollen and very painful. After trying various reme dies, I gave herlgjS'SfsgThe first lot tic seemed to g$jJJ aggravate the disease, but the symptoms soon abated, and in a short time she was cured. Dr. L. B. Kiti hry, Mackey, Lid. Onr book on Wood and Skin Pffteamn mailed free. .Swirr bt-Kcinu Co., AtUnUi, Ga. A Weak Digesti strange as it may seem, is caused from a lack of that which is never xactlydigested a. The greatest fact in connection with f appears at this point it tefarfy digested Jat and the most weakened digestion is quickly strengthened by it. The only possible help in Consumption is the arrest of waste and re newal cf new, healthy tissue. Scott's Emulsion has done wonders in Con sumption just this wajk Prpar1byBootIVtni,W. Y. AH1mrirl. DEAF NESS AND HEAD NOISES CUREI n-Mral rhn all rlll fall. "CDtTI i on "August Flower" TABERNACLE PULPIT. DR. TALMAGE PREACHES ABOUT POVERTY. After Pellverlnij Three Thouaand found of Meat ruiI Two Thousand Loavea of II read to the Hungry Onca of llrooklyn tlie LHvlue Ulvea Koine Good Advice Brooklyn, N. Y., 'Jan. 7, 1894. It seemed appropriate that Dr. Talmage should preach this sermon after bis personal contribution of 3,000 pounds of meat and 2,000 loaves of bread to the poor who gathered shivering in the cold around the bakery and meat store of Brooklyn, where the food was distributed with out tickets, and no recommendation required except hunger. The text was: Matthew 2C: ii: "Ye have the poor always with you." Who said that? The Christ who never owned anything during his earthly stny. liis cradle and his grave were borrowed. Every fig he ate was from some one else's tree. Every drop of water he drank was from some one else's well. To pay his personal tax, which was very small, only thirty-one and a quarter cents, he had to perform a miracle and make a lish pay it. All the heights and depths and lengths and breadths of poverty Christ measured in his earthly experience, and when ho comes to speak of destitution, he al ways speaks sympathetically, and what he said then is as true now; "Ye have the poor always with you." For 0,000 years the bread question has been the active and absorbing question. Witness the people crowd ing up to Joseph's storehouse in Egypt. Witness the famine in Samaria and Jerusalem. Witness the 7,000 hungry people for whom Christ multiplied the loaves. Witness the uncounted mill ions of people now living, who, I be Horn liri rnrir vil linrl in full rtipal of healthful and nutritious food in all ! their lives. Think of the .1.14 nreat fam- ines in England. Think of the 2.',000, 000 people under the hoof of hunger year before last in Russia. The fail ure of the Nile to overflow for seven years in the eleventh century left those regions depopulated. Plague of in sects in England. 1'lague of rats in Madras presidency. 1'lague of mice in Essex. Plague of locusts in China. Plague of grasshoppers in America. Devastation wrought by drought, by deluge, by frost, by war, by hurricane, by earthquake, by comets flying too near the earth, by change in the man agement of national finances, by bale ful causes innumerable. I proceed to give you three or four reasons why my text is markedly and graphically true in this year 1 H94. The first reason we have always the poor with us.is because of the perpetual overhauling of the tariff question, or, as I shall call it, the tarillic contro versy. There is a need for such a word nnd so I take the responsibility of manufacturing it. There are mil lions of people who are expecting that the present congress of the United States will do something one way or tho other to end this discussion. But it will never end. When I was five years of age I remember hearing my father and his neighbors in vehement discussion of this very question. It was high tariff or low tariff or no tariff at all. When child dies at I'O probably be from your great-grand- 1 years of age, it will over-exertion in dis- cussing the tariff. On the day the world is destroyed, there will be three men standing on the postofliee steps one a high tariff' man, another a low tariff man, and the other a free tariff man each one red in the face from excited argument on this subject. Other questions may' get quieted, the Mormon question, the sil ver question, the pension question, the civil service question. All questions of annexation may come to peaceful settlement by the annexation of isl- arils two weeks vovnrre nwnv fitful tlA heat of their volcanoes 'conveyed through pipes under ler the sea made use- ful in wanning our continent, or an nexation of the moon, dethroning the queen of night, who is said to be dis solute, and bringing the lunar popu lations under the influence of our free institutions; yea all other questions, national and international, may be settled, but this tarillic question, never. It will not only never be settled, but it can never be moderately quiet for more than three years at a time, each party getting into power taking one of the four years to fix it up, and then the next part' will fix it down. Our finances cannot get well because of too many doctors. It is with sick nations as with fick in dividuals. Here is a man terribly dis ordered as to his body. A doctor is called in, and he administers a febri fuge, a spoonful every hour. But re covery is postponed, and the anxious friends call in another doctor, and he says: "What this patient needs is blood letting; now roll up j'our tleeve!" nnd the lancet flashes. But still recovery is ostponed, and a homeopathic doctor is called in, and he administers some bmall pellets, and says; "All the patient wants is rest." Recovery still postponed, the family say that such small pellets can not amount to much anyhow, and an allo- pathic doctor is called in, and he Rays: "What this patient wants is calomel and jalap." Recovery still postponed, a hydropathic doctor is called in, and he says: "What this patient wants is hot and cold baths, and he must have them right away. Turn on the faucet and get ready the shower baths." Recovery still postponed, an eclectic doctor is called in, and he brings nil the schools to bear upon the poor sufferer, and the patient, after a brave struggle for life, expires. What killed him? Too many doctors. And that is what is killing our national finances. My personal friends, Cleve land and Harrisom and Carlisle and McKinley and Sherman, as talented and lovely and splendid men as walk tbo earth, all good doctors, but their treatment of or languishing finances is so different that neither treatment has a full opportunity, and under the constant changes it is simply wonder ful that the nation still lives. The tariff question will never be settled because of the fact, which I have never heard any one recognize, but, neverthe less, tho fact, that high tariff is best for some people ond free trade is best for others. This tar iflic controversy keeps business struck through with uncer tainty, and that uncertainty results in poverty and wretchedness for a vast multitude of people. If the eternal gab on this subject could have been fashioned into loaves of bread, there would not be a hungry man or woman or child on all the planet. To the end of time, the words of the text will be kept true by the tariffic controversy, "Ye have the poor always with you." Another cause of perpetual poverty is the cause alcoholic. The victim does not last long. He soon crouches into ! tho drunkard's grave. Hut what about his wife and children? She takes in washing, when she can get it, or goes out working on small wages, because sorrow and privation have left her in capacitated to do a strong woman's work. The children are thin-blooded and gaunt and pale and weak, stand ing around in cold rooms, or pitching pennies on the street corner, and munching a slice of unbuttered bread when they can get it, sworn at by passers-by because they do not get out of the way, kicked onward toward man hood or womanhood, for which they have no preparation, except a depraved appetite and frail constitution, candi dates for alms-house and penitentiary. Whatever other causes of poverty may fail, the saloon may be de pended on to furnish an ever-increasing throng of paupers. Oh, ye grog-shops of Brooklyn nnd New York and of all the cities! Ye mouths of hell! when will ye cease to craunch and devour? Ther no danPer f this ,lifiuor Jus- nehh uing. ouier siyies oi uum ness at times fail. Dry goods stores go under, ilardware stores go under. Grocery stores go under. Harness makers fail, druggists fail, bankers fail, butchers fail, bakers fail, confec tioners fail, but the liquor dealers never. It is the only secure business I know of. Why the permanence of the alcoholic trade? Because, in the first place, the men in that business, if tight up for money, only have to put into large quantities of water more strychnine and logwood and nux vomica and vitriol and other con genial concomitants for adulteration. One quart of the real genuine pan demoniac elixir will do to mix up with several gallons of milder damnation. Beside that, these dealers can depend on an increase of demand on the part of their customers. The more of that stuff they drink, the thirstier they are. Hard times, which stop other busi nesses, only increase that business, for men go there to drown their troubles. They take the spirits down to keep their spirits up. There is an inclined plane down which alcoholism slides its victims. Claret, champagne, port, cognac, whisky, Tom and Jerry, sour mash, on and down until it is a sort of mixture of kerosene oil, turpentine, toadstools, swill, essence of the horse blankets and general nastiness. With its red sword of flame' that 151uor Powcr marsna,ls lts f 'ocession, and they move on in ranks long enough to girdle the earth. ami me procession is neaueu oy uie nose-blotched, nerve-shattered, rheum eyed, lip-bloated, soul-scorched inebri ates, followed by the women, who, though brought up in comfortable hoyiwf, now go limping past with aches and pains and pallor and hunger and woe, followed by their children, bare foot, uncombed, freezing, and with a wretchedness of time and eternity seemingly compressed in their agonized features. "Forward, march!" cries the liquor business to that army without banners. Keep that influence moving ! ou aml 'ou vUl 1,ave tho Poor always Wllh yu com"s Xrom one or the cities, where the majority of the inhabitants are out of work and de pendent on charity, yet last year they spent more in that city for rum than they did for clothing and groceries. Another warranty that my text will prove true in the perpetual poverty of tho world is the wicked spirit of im providence. A vast number of people have such small income that they can not lay by in savings bank or life in surance one cent a year. It takes every farthing they can earn to spread the table and clothe the family and educate the children, and if you blame such people for improvidence, you en act a cruelty. On such a salary as many clerks and emph'ces and many ministers of religion live, and on such wages as many workmen receive, they can not, in twenty years, lay up twenty cents. But you know and I know many who have competent in come and could provide somewhat for the future, who live up every dollar, and when they die, their children go to the poor house or on the street. By the time tho wife gets the husband buried, she is in debt to be undertaker and gravedigger for that which she can never pay. While tho man lived he had his wine parties and fairly stunk with tobacco, ond then expired, leav- i Ing his family upon the charities of the world, no not send lor mo to come and conduct the obsequies and read over such a carcase the beautiful liturgy: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord," for, instead of that, I will turn over the leaves of the bible to First Timothy, r.th chapter, 16th verse, where it says: "If any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, ho hath de nied the faith, and is worse than an infidel;" or I will turn to Jeremiah,22d chapter, 10th verse, where it says: "He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem." I can not im agine any more unfair or meancrthing than for a nun to get his sins pardoned at tho last minute, and then go to heaven nnd live in a mansion, and go riding about in a golden chariot over the golden streets, while his wife and children, whom he might have pro vided for, are begging for cold victuals at tho basement door of an earthly city. It seems to me t'.iere ought to be a poorhouse somewhare on tho out skirts of heaven, where those guilty of such improvidence should be kept for a while on thin soup and gristle, in stead of sitting down at the king's bunquet. It is said that the church is a divine institution and I believe it. Just as certainly p.ro the sav ings banks and the life insur ance companies divine institutions. As out of evil good often comes, so out of the doctrine of probabilities, cal culated by Prof. lluirens and Prof. Pascal for games of chance, came the calculation of the probabilities of human life as used by life insurance companies, and no business on earth is more stable or honorable, and no mightier mercy for the human race has been born since Christ was born. Bored beyond endurance for my sig nature to papers of all sorts, there is one stylo of paper that I always sign with a feeling of gladness and triumph, and that is a paper which the life in surance company requires from the clergyman after a decease in his con gregation, in order to the payment of the policy to the bereft house hold. 1 always write my name then so they can read it. I can not help but say to myself: "Good for that man to have looked after his wife and chil dren after earthly departure. May he have one of the best seats in heaven!" Young man! The day before or the day after 3'ou get married, go to a life insurance company of established rep utation and get the medical examiner to put the stethoscope to your lungs and his car close up to your heart, with your vest off, and have signed, sealed and delivered to j'ou a document that will, in case of your 6udden departure, make for that lovely girl the difference between a queen and a pauper. I have known men who have had an income of $3,000, 54,000, $5,000 a year, who did not leave one farthing to the surviving household. Now that man's death is a defalcation, an outrage, a swindle. He did not die; he absconded. There ore a hundred thousand people in America to-day a-hungered through the sin of improvidence. "But," say Eome, "my income is so small I can not afford to pay tho premium on a life insurance." Are you sure about that? If you are sure, then you have a right to depend on the promise in Jeremiah, 40th chapter, 11th verse: "Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive, and let thy widows trust in me." But if you are able to, remember you have no right to ask God to do for your household that which you can do for them your self. For the benefit of those young men, excuse a practical personality. Beginning my life's work on the muni ficent salary of gsoo a year and a par sonage, and when the call was placed in my hands, I did not know how in the world I would ever be able to spend that amount of money, and I re member indulging in a devout wish that I might not be led into worldli ness and prodigality by such an over plus of resources, and at a time when articles of food and clothing were higher than they are now, I felt it a religious duty to get my life insured, and I presented myself at an ollice of one of the great companies, and I stood pale and nervous lest the medi cal examiner might have to declare that I had consumption and heart disease and a half dozen mortal ailments; but when 1 got the document, which I have yet in full force, I felt a sense of manliness and confidence and quietude and reinforcement, which is a good thing for any young man to have. For the lack of that feeling there are thousands of men to-day in Greenwood and Laure.l Hill and Mount Auburn, who might as well have been alive and well and supporting their families. Thej got a little sick, and they were so worried about what would become of their households in case of their demise that their agita tions overcame the skill of the physicians and they died for fear of dying. I have for many years been such an ardent advocate of life in surance.and my sermon on "The Crime of not Insuring" has been so long uSed on both sides of the sea by tho chief life insurance companies that some people have supposed that I re ceived monetary compensation for what I have said and written. Not a pennj. I will give any man a hun dred dollars for every penny I have re ceived from any life insurance com pany. What I have said and written on the subject has resulted from the conviction that these institutions are a benediction to the human race. But alas.for the wide-spread improvidence! You are now in your charities helping to support the families of men who had more income than you now have, or ever have had, or ever will have, and you can depend on the improvi dence of many for the truth of my text in all times and in all places: "Ye have the poor always with you." Another fact that you may depend upon for perpetual poverty is the in capacity of many to achieve a liveli hood. You can go through any com munity and find good people with more than usual mental caliber, who never have been able to support them selves and their households. They are a mystery to us. and we say: "I do not know what is the matter of them, but there is a screw looso somewhere." Some of these persons have more brain than thousands who make a splendid success. Some are too sanguine of temperament, and they see bargains where there are none. A common minnow is to them a gold fish, and a quail a flamingo, and a blind mule on a tow-path a Bucephalus. They buy when things are highest and sell when things are low est. Some one tells them of city lots out west, where the foundation of the first house has not yet been laid. They say, "What an opportunity!" and they put down the hard cash for an orna mented'deed for ten lots under water 'lhey hear of a new silver mine opened in Nevada, nd they say. "What a chance!" and they take the little money they have in the savings bank and pay it out for as beautiful a certificate of mining stock as was ever printed, and the only thing they will ever get out of the investment is the aforesaid illuminated lithograph. They are always on the verge of millionairedom, and are sometimes worried us to whom they shall bequeath their ex cess of fortune. They invest in aerial machines, or new inventions in per petual motion, and they succeed in whatmathematicians think impossible, the squaring of a circle, for they do everything on the square and win the whole circle of disappointment. The' are good, honest, brilliant failures. They die poor, and leave nothing to their families but a model of some in vention that would not work, and whole portfolios of diagrams of things impossible. I can not help but like them, because they are so cheerful with great expectations. But their children are a bequest to the Bureau of City Charities. Others administer to the crop of the world's misfortune by being too unsuspecting. Honest themselves, they belief all others are honest. They are fleeced and scalped and vivisected by the sharpers in all 6tyles of business, and cheated out of everything between cradle and grave, and those two ex ceptions only because they have noth ing to do in buying either of them. Others are retained for misfortune by inoppotune sickness. Just as that lawyer was to make the plea that would have put him among the strong men of the profession, neuralgia stung him. Just as that physician was to prove his skiM in an epidemic, his own poor health imprisoned him. Just as that merchant must be at the store for some decisive and introductory bar gain, he sits with a rheumatic joint on a pillow, the room redolent with liniment. What an over whelming statistic would be the story of men and women and children impov erished by sicknesses. Then the cy clones. Then the Mississippi and Ohio freshets. Then the stopping of the factories. Then the curculios among the peach trees. Then the in sectile devastation of potato patches and wheat fields. Then the epizootics among the horses and the hollow horn among the herds. Then the rains that drown out everything and the droughts that burn up half a conti nent. Then the orange groves die under the white teeth of the hoar frost. Then the coal strikes and the iron strikes and the mechanics' strikes, which nil strike labor harder than they strike capital. Then the yellow lever at Brunswick and Jackson ville and Shreveport- Then the cholera at the Narrows, threatening to land in New York. Then the Charleston earth quake. Then the Johnstown flood. Then hurricanes sweeping from Carib bean Sea to Newfoundland. Then there are the great monopolies that gully the earth with their oppressions. Then there are the necessities of buy ing coal by the scuttle instead of the ton. and flour by the pound instead of the barrel, and so the injustices are multiplied. In the wake of all these ore overwhelming illustrations of the truth of my text: "Ye have the poor always with yon." Remember a fact that no one empha sizes, a fact, nevertheless, upon which I want to put the weight of an eter nity of tonnage, that the best way of insuring yourself and your children and your grandchildren against poverty and all other troubles is by helping others. I am an agent of the oldest insurance company that was ever es tablished. It is near three thousand years old. It has the advantage of all the other plans of insurance; Whole Life Policy. Endowment, Joint-Life and Survivorship Policies. Ascending nnd Descending Scales of I'remium.and Tontine, and it pays up while you live and it paysup after you are dead. Every cent you give in a Christian "spirit to a poor man or woman, every shoe you give to a bare foot, every stick of wood or lump of coal you give to a fire less hearth, every drop of medicine you give to n poor invalid, every star of hope you mako to shine over un fortunate maternity, every mitten you knit for cold fingers, is a payment on the premium of that policy. I hand about five hundred million policies to all who will go forth and aid the un fortunate. There are only two or three lines in this policy of life in surance. Psalms 41: i, "Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble." Other life insurance companies may fail, but this Celestial life insurance company never. The Lord God Almighty is at the head of it, and all the angels of heaven are in its board of direction, and its assets are all worlds, and all the charitable of earth and heaven are the benefici aries. "But," says some one, "I do not like a Tontine policy so well, and that which you offer is more like a Tontine and to be chiefly paid in this life." "Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble." Well, if you prefer the old-fashioned policy of life insur ance, which is not paid till after death, you can be accommodated. That will be given you in the day of judg ment, and will be handed you by the right hand, the pierced hand of our Lord himself, and all you do in the right spirit of the poor is pay ment on the premium of that life in surance policy. I read you a para graph of that policy: "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, for I was hungered and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me drink, I was a stranger and ye took me in, naked and ye clothed me.'" In va rious colors of ink other life insurance polic'es are written. This ons I have just shown you is written in only ono kind of ink, and that red ink, tho blood of the cross. Blessed be. God, that Is a "paid up policy," paid for by the pangs of the Son of God, and all we add to it in tho way of oCr own good deeds will augment the sum of eternal felicities. Yes, the time will come when the banks of largest capital stock will all go down, and the fire in surance companies will all go down.anil the life insurance companies will all go down. In the last great earthquake all the cities will be prostrated, and a a cousequenco all banks will forever suspend payment. In tho last confla gration the fire insurance companies of the earth will fail, for how could they make appraisement of the loss on a universal lire? Then all the in habitants of the round world will sur render their mortal existence, and how could life insurance companies pay for depopulated hemispheres? But our Celestial life insurance will not be harmed by that continental wreck, or that hemispheric accident, or that planetary catastrophe. Blow it out like a candle the noon-day sun! Tear it down like worn-out upholstery the last sunsetl Toss it from God's finger like a dewdrop from the anther of a water-lily the ocmih! Scatter them like thistledown before a schoolboy's breath the worlds! That will not disturb the omnipotence or the com posure or the sympathy or the love of that Christ who said it once on earth, and will say it again in heaven to all those who have been helpful to the downtrodden and the cold and tho hungry and the houseless and the lost: "Inasmuch as ye did it to ihem, ye did it to me!" OUT OF THE ORDINARY. Edward Willis asked JulU William, near Augusta, Ga, to help him catch a chicken. She taunted him with be ing too lazy to catch it himself, and; ho shot and killed her. Mrs. E. M. Denny cf Ashland, Ore., who labored zealously for the Jewish, relief fund, received from Jerusalem the other day a living rose tree, which traveled 11,000 miles in a condensed milk can. In Holland voran and persons of cither sex under the age of sixteen are now forbidden to begin work earlier than 5 a. m., or to continue at work after 7 p. m., nor can their wrk exceed eleven hours a day in all. A silk handkerchief was the means of saving the life of Chinaraau Charlie Sing at New Haven, Conn. Sing was shot at by a fellow countryman, the bullet striking a handkerchief in his pocket, and glanced off to one side. The old wooden ships are rapidly being removed fronthe United States navy. The Lancaster and Alliance are the two latest to bo called in. The Marion, Mohican, Adams and Yantic are, however, still in service. Miss Sarah Freeman Clark has do nated to the town of Marietta, Ga.. a library building, in addition to 4,000 volumes. The building is a miniature reproduction of the great circulating library building of tho British mu seum. The booty promised tho British sol diers in their war aga'nst Lobengula was, for each soldier, a farm of 0,000 acres and twenty gold claims in Mata belelan J. The gold clainvt entitle the holders 1 3 prospect a strip 3,000 feet in length and l."0 in breadth. In India there are more married wo men, in proportion to the population, than in any other country. Of women between fifteen and forty years of ago eight-four per cnt are married. In Europe, with tho exception of Hun gary, the percentage is only forty. D. E. Bestwick's clothes were caught in a shaft at tho New Brighton, Pa., hollow ware works. H i was whirled around so rapidly that the eye could scarcely follow him for a minute, and then flung to tho floor, stripped of every stitch of clothing. One arm wa broken and one shoulder dislocated. A broomstick and a backet bail were the implements used by An drew Johnson, a criminal in tho jail at Grantsburg, Wis., in hanging him self. He placed tho broomstick across the ventilator of his cell, tied one end of a pillow case to it, made ths other end fast to the bucket bail that ho had fastened about his neck, and then dropped and slowly strangled to death. It ma' not be known to the general reader, says a medical journal, that a rifle ball deflected from its course im mediately resumes its line of flight after rimming the object it is unable to pass directly through. That is to say, a ball turned from its coarse hf a rib, passes under the skin until it reaches a po'nt mathematically oppo site to the point where It entered tho soldier's body, and then passes out, resuming its exact line of flight, if enough of its initial velocity remains, King Oscar of S .veden once passed through a little town, which was fes tively decorated for the occasion. Among tho rst, a hug.i transparency, affixed to a gloomy looking edifice, at tracted his attention. It bore the in scription: "Welcome to Your Majes ty!" in gigantic characters. "What building is that?" the king inquired. "That is the country prison, yoar ma jesty," replied one of the a! lennen. Tho king lau?hd, and was h:ard to observe: "That Is carrying matters little too far! Hucklnjtlia m Falac Uninhabitable. So serious have been the discoveries In connection with the sanitary condl tion of Buckingham palace that tho question is now being discussed as to whether it can ever ' again be used as a royal residence. Not only is the drainage in a shocking condition, which will necessitate the expenditure of a fabulous sum to set aright, but it. has also bjen found that one of the largest of the main sewers of tll& metropolis passes Immediately under the palace, and that tha g.ises arising therefrom permeate the foundations of the royal a bole. Tho proposal to alter tho courso of the sewer in ques tion is declared impracticable.