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M COLOSSEUM AT ROME.
Sr. Talmage Discourses- Eloquently on the Wonderful Ruin. OrapUle Dasorlptlon of tha Soenei of Cruel ty ud Bloodshed EnuUd Wlthla Ita ; Tvalla-Tha 8am Spirit of Ruinous ' 1 Amusements ad Moral Sao rlUco Abroad To-day. In a recent sermon at the Brooklyn tabernacle Dr. Talmage preached from the text Romans, I, 15: "I am ready to preaoh the gospel to you that are at Borne, also." The preacher said: Rnmal What. . p.itv it was when Paul rielted It! What a city It Is nowl Eomel The place where Virgil sang and Horace satirized and Terrance laughed and Caluline conspired and Ovid drama tized and Nero fiddled and Vespasian persecuted and Sulla legislated and Cicero thundered and Aurellus and De oius and Caligula and Julian and Ha drian and Constantino and Augustus reigned, and Paul, the Apostle, preached the gospeL I am not much of a draftsman, but I have In my memorandum book a.sketch which I made in the winter of 1889, when I went out to the gate through which Paul entered Rome, and walked up the very street he walked up to see somewhat how the city must have looked to him as he came In on the gospel errand proposed in the text Palaces on either side of the street tnntVi wYi1t Yim llfflATnUnlnnArv ad vanced. Piled up wickedness. En throned accursedness. Templed cruel ties. Altars to sham deities. Glorified delusions. Pillared, arched, domed, turretod abomination Wickedness of all sorts at a high premium and right eousness 89 per cent oft And now he passes by the foundations of a build ing which is to be almost unparalleled for vastness. You can see by the walls, which hare begun to rise, that here is to be something enough stupendous to astound the centuriea Aye, it is the Colosseum started. " Of the theater at Ephesus where Paul fought with wild beasts, of the temple of Diana, of the Parthenon, of Phara oh's palace at Memphis, and of other great buildings, the ruins of which have been seen, it has been my privilege to address you, tut a member of my fami ly asked me recently why I had not spoken to yon of the Colosseum, at Rome, since ita moral and religious les sons are so impressive. Perhaps while In Rome the law of contrast wrought upon me. I had vis ited the Mamertine dungeon where Paul was incarcerated. I bod measured the opening at the top of the dungeon through which Paul bad been letdown, and it was twenty-three Inches by twenty-six. The celling, at its highest point, was seven feet from the floor, but at the sides of the room the celling was five feet seven inches. The room, at the widest, was fifteen foot. . There was a seat of rock two and a half feet high. There was a shelf four feet high. The only furniture was a spider's web suspended from the roof, which I saw by the torchlight I carried. There was the subterranean passage from the dun geon to the Roman forum, so that the prisoner could be taken directly from ' prison to trial. The dungeon was built out of volcanic stone from the Albano .. mountains. O, it was a dismal and ter rific place. You never saw coal hole so dark or so forbidding. The place was to me a nervous shock, for I remembered that was the best thing that the world would afford the most illustrious being, except One, that It ever saw, and that from that place Paul went out to die. From that spot I visited the Colosseum, one of the most astounding miracles of architecture that the world ever saw. Indeed I saw it morning, noon and night, for it threw a spell on me from which I could not break away. Al though now a vast ruin, the Colosseum Is so well presesved that we can stand in the center and recall all that it onco "was. It is in shape ellipsoidal, oval. oblong. It Is, at its greatest length. 013 feet After it had furnished seats for eighty-seven thousand people it had room for fifteen thousand more to stand, so that one hundred thou sand people eould sit and stand, transfixed by it scenes of cour age and martyrdom and brutality and horror. Instead of ' our mod' era tickets of admission, they entered by ivory check, and a check dug up near Rome within a lew years, was marked: "Beotlon o, Lowest Tier, Seat No. 18." You understand that the building was not constructed for an audience to be addressed by human voice, although I tested it with some friends and could be heard across it, but It was made only for seeing and was circular and at any point allowed full view of the spectaeli The arena in the center in olden times was strewn with pounded stone or sand, so as not to be too slippery with human blood, .for If it were too slippery it would spoil the fun. The sand flashed hare and there with sparkles of silver and gold, and Nero added cinnabar and Caligula added chrysocolla. The sides . of the arena were composed of smooth 'marble, eleven feet high, so that the 'wild beast of the arena-could not climb up into the audience. On the top of these sides of smooth marble was a imatil ratline havinir wooden roller. which easily revolved, so that if a pan ther should leap high enough to scale the wall and with hi paw touch any 'one of those rollers, it would revolve and drop him back again into the arena. Back of this marble wall surrounding . the arena we a level platform of stone, "adorned with statue of god and god 4eee and the artistic effigies of mon reh and eonquerora, , Her .were boot ble seat for the emperor and the lm- ' perialwin and iwineese wit which be aurrounded himself - Before the a tors would walk immediately afUr en tering the arena, crying: "Hall, . -Oneer! Those about to die thee." The different' rank - of p4 tattw were divided by - partition studded with moaaio of emaraLd 'lUd beryl and ruby and diamond. Qreat met of wood arose from all side el the building, from which festoon of .flowers were suspended, erossing Use building, or in time of rain, awulogt of silk were . suspended, the Colosseum having no root The outside wall was encrusted with marble and had f onr ranges, and the three lower ranges had eighty columns each, and aches after arches, and on each arch an exquisite statue of a god or a hero. Into 180 feet of altitude soared the Colosseum. It glittered and flashed and shone with whole sunrises and sunsets of dazzle ment, After the audience had assem bled aromatlo liquids ousted from tubes distilled from pipes and rained gently on the multitudes, and filled the air with odors of hyacinth and heliotrope and frankincense and balsam and myrrh and saffron, so that Lucan, the poet, says of it: At once ten thousand saffron ourrents flow, And rain their odors on the crowd below. But where was the sport to come from? Well, I went Into the cellar opening off from the arena, and I saw the places where they kept the hyenas and Hons and panthers and wild boars and beastly violences of all sorts, with out food or water until made fierce enough for the arena, and I saw the underground rooms where the gladia tors were accustomed to wait until the clapping of the people outside de manded that they come forth armed to murder or to be murdered. All the ar rangements were complete, as enough of the cellars and galleries still re mained to indicate. What fun they must have had turning lions without food or drink for a week upon an un- armed disciple of Jesus Christ. At the dedication of this Colosseum, nine thousand wild beasts and ten thousand immortal men were slain, so that the blood of men and beast was not a brook but a river, not a pool but a lake. Having been In that way dedicated, be not surprised when I tell you that Em peror Probua on one occasion threw into that arena of the Colosseum a thousand stags, a thousand boars and a thousand ostrlchea What fun It must have been! the sound of trumpets, the roar of wild beasts and the groan oi dying men! While In the gallery the wive and children of those down under the lion' paw wrung their hand and shrieked out in widowhood and orphan' age, while one hundred thousand peo ple clapped their hands and there was a "Hal Ha!" wide as Rome and deep as perdition. The corpses of that arena were put on a oart or dragged by hook out through what was called the Gate of Death, What an exoitement it must have been when two combatants entered the arena, the one with sword and shield and the other with net and spear. The swordsman strikes at the man with the net and spear; he dodges the sword, and then flings the net over the head of the swordsman and Jerks him to the floor of the arena, and the man who flung the net puts his foot on the neck of the fallen swordsman, and, pear in hand, look up to the galleries, as much as to say: "Shall I let him up or shall I plunge this spear into his body until he Is dead?" The audience had two signs, either of which they might give. If they waved their flags, It meant spare the fallen contestant. If they turned their thumbs down, it meant slay him. Occasionally the an dienoe would wave ' their flags and th fallen would be let up, but that was too tame sport for moat occasions, and generally the thumbs from the galleries were turned down, and with that sign would be heard the accompanying thbut of "Kill! KU1I Kill! Kill!" ' Yet it was far from being a monotone of sport, for there was a change of pro-1 gramme in that wondrous Colosseum. Under a strange and powerful machin ery, beyond anything of modern inven tion, the floor of the arena would begin to rock and roll and then give away, and there would appear a lake of bright water, and on it banks trees would spring up rustling with foliage, and tigers appeared among the Jungles, and armed men would ooino forth, and there would be a tiger hunt Then, on the lake in the Colosseum, armed nhlpt would float, and there would be a sea fight What fun! What lots of fun! When pestilence came, in order to ap pease the gods, in this Colosseum a sac rlfice would be made, and the people would throng that great amphitheater, shouting "The Christians to the wild beasts!" and there would be a crackling of human bones in the Jaws of leonine ferocity. But all this was to be. stopped. By the outraged sense of publio decency? No. There I only one thing that has ever stopped cruelty and sin, and that is Christianity, and it was Christianity, whether you like it form or not, that stopped this massacre of centuriea On day while in the Colosseum a Roman victory was being colobratod and 100, 000 enraptured spectators were looking down upon two gladiators In the arena tabbing and dicing each, other to death, an Aslatio monk by the name oi Telemachns was so overcome by the cruelty that he leaped from the gallery into the arena, and ran in between the two swordsmen and pushed first one back and then the other, and broke up the eontest Of course the audience was affronted at having their sport stopped, and they hurled stones at the bead of Telemaohu until he fell dead in the arena. But whan the day was passed, and the passion of the people had cooled off, tney deplored the mar tyrdom of the brave and Christian Tel lemachua, and as a result of the over done cruelty the human sacrifices oi the Colosseum were forever abolished What a good thing, say you, that uoh cruelties have ceased. 11 y friend, the same spirit of ruinous amusement and of moral sacrifice is abroad in the world to-day, although it take other shape. Last summer in our oountry there occurred seen of pugilism on whloh all Christendom looked down, for I saw the paper on the. other aid of the Atlantlo Ocean giving whole eel tunniofil WU1 someone tell an in what respect that We tall ty of last ram mer was superior to the brutality of the .Soman Xetoseeum? In some Lspeetstt w- ,' by eo muehath tlMteeiUbjoentsrypretend to a more tnerelful aed mora ilooaat than the fifth eeotury. j ThataugUlam i winning ad miration In telf aountfy 1 positively proved by the feet that years ago suea oUiaionwM reported ma half doeea lit of newspaper, if reported at all, and now it takes the whole side oi a newspaper to tell what transpired be tween the first blood drawn by one loafer and the throwing up of the sponge by the other loafer, and it is not the newspapers' fault, for the news papers give only what the people want, and when newspaper put carrion on your table, it is because you prefer carrion. The same spirit of brutality is seen to-day in many an ecclesiastical court when a minister Is put on trial Look at the countenances of the prose cuting ministers, and not in all cases but In many cases you will find notning but diabolism inspires them. They let out on one poor minister who cannot defend himself, the Hon of eccleslaatlo- isra and the tiger of bigotry and .the wild boar of J-Mtlor.sv, and if they can get the offending minister flat on his bock, some one puts his feet on theneok of the overthrown gospelizer and looks up, spear in hand, to see whether the galleries and ecclesiastics would have him let up or slain. And, lol many oi the thumbs are down. ! In the worldlv ralm look at the bru talities of the presidential election eiffht Tears ago. Read the biographies oi Daniel Webster and Alexander H. Ste phens and Horace Greeley, and Charles Sumner and Lucius Uulntlus Lamas and James G. Blaine, and if the story of defamation-and calumny and scan dallzation and diatribe and scurrility and lampoon and billingsgate and damnable perfidy be accurately re corded, tell me in what respect oui political arena and the howling and blaspheming galleries that again and again look down upon it are better than the Roman Colosseum. When I read a few days ago that the supreme court of the United States had appropriately adjourned to pay honors to the last distinguished men mentioned, and American Journalism, north, south, east West went Into lamentations over their departure and said all compli mentary things in regard to them, I asked: When did the nation lie about these men? Was it wfaen, during their life, it gave them maledlotlon, or now, since their death, when bestowing upon them beatification. The same spirit of oruelty that you deplore In the Roman Colosseum is seen in the sharp appetite the world seems to have for the down fall of rood men. and In the divorce ol those whose marital life was thought accordant, and In th absconding of bank cashier. O, my friends, the world wants more of the spirit of "Let-hlm-np," and loss of the spirit of "Thumbs down." There are hundreds of men' in the prisons of America who ought to be discharged, because they were the victims of circumstances, or nave sul- fered enough. There are in all profes sions and occupations men who are domineered over by others, and whose whole life 1 a struggle with monstrous oppositlon,and circumstances have their heel upon the throbbing and broken heart. For God' sake, let thorn up Away with the spirit- of "Thumbs- down!" What the world wants Is a thousand men like Telemachus to leap out of the gallery into the arena. whether he be a Roman CathoUo monk or a Mothodlst steward, or a Presby terian elder.- and go in between the contestants. . "Blessed are ' the pasce makers, for they shall be called the children of God." One-balf the world is. down and the other half is up, and the half that is up has its heel on the half that la down. If yon, as a boss workman, or as a con' tractor, or as a bishop, or a state or national official, or as a potent factor in social life, or In any way, are oppress ing any one, know that the same devil that possessed the Roman Colosseum oppresses you The Dlocletlans are not all dead. Thecellara leading into the arena of llfo's struggle are not all emptied of their tigera The vivisection by young doctors of dogs and cats and birds most of the time adds nothing to human discovery, but Is only a contlnn ation of Vespasian's Colosseum, The cruelties of the world generally began in nurseries and In home circles and In day schools. The child that transfixes a fly with a pin, or the low feeling that sets two dogs Into combat, or that bul lies a weak or crippled playmate, or the indifference that starves a canary bird, needs only to be developed in order to make a first-class Nero or a full-armed Apollyon. It would be a good sentence to be written on the top line of a child's book, and a fit inscription to be em' broldored in the arm-chair of the sitting-room, and an appropriate motto for Judge and jury and district attorney and sheriff to look at in the court house: "Blessed are the merolful, , for they hall obtain mercy. And so the ruins of that Colosseum preach to me. Indeed the most Imp sive things on earth are in rulna The four greatest structures ever built are in rulna The Parthe non in rulna The temple of Diana in rulna. Th temple of Jerusalem in rulna The Colosseum in ruins, indeed the earth itself will yet be a pile of ruin, the mountain in rulna, th seas in ruin, th hemi sphere in rulna Yea, further than that, all up and down the heaven are world burned up, world wreoked, world extinct, worlds . abandoned. World on world In rulna - But I am glad to say it 1 th same - old heaven, and in all that world there la not on ruin and never will be a ruin. Not one of the pearly gates will ever become unhinged. Not on of the amethystine tower will ever fall. Not on of the mansions will ever decay. Not one of the chariot will ever be unwheeled. Not one of the, throne will ever rock down. O, make lure of Heaven, for it 1 an' everlasting Heaven. ' Through Christ) the Lord, get ready for resldenoe In the eternal palace. The last evening before leaving Bom for Brindlsi and A then and Egypt and Palestine,! went alone to the Colosseum. There was not a living soul in all the immense area. Even those accustomed to sell curios at th four entrance of. th building had gone away. The place was so overwhelmingly ail ant, I eould hear my own heart beat with the emo tion aroused by th place and hour. paced the arena. I walked down late th dsns where the by ana were one kept 1 ascended to the place where the emperor used to alt I climbed up the galleries from whloh the I Ighty throngs of . people had fazed ;ln enohaptraent To break the allonce I shouted and that teemed to awaken the' echoes, echo jpon echo.i And those awakened echoes teemed to address me, saying: "Men lie, but their work lives on. Gauden tius, the architect who planned this itructure, the sixty thousand enslaved lews brought bv Titus from Jerusalem, and who toiled On those walls, the glad iators who fought In ' this areas, the emperors and empresses who bad place on yonder platform, the millions wno, staring centuries, sat and roso in these galleries have passed away, but enough of the Coloxsauin stands to toll the story of cruelty and pomp and power. Five hundred years of bloodshed." ' Then, as stood there, there came to me another burst of echoes, which seemed, throb bing with the prayers and songs and groans of Christians who' had expired that arena, and they seemed to say: "How much . it cost to serve - God in age past, and how thankful modern centuries . ought to be that the persecutions which red dened the sand of this amphitheater have been abolished." And then I ques tioned the echoes, saying: "Where la Emperlor Titu who sat here?" The an swer came: "Gone to Judgment" "Where is Emperor Trajan who sat here?" "Gone to judgment" "Where i Emperor Maxlmus who sat here?" Gone to judgment" "Where are all the multitudes who clapped and shouted and waved fiaga to let the vanquished up, or, to have them slain, put thumbs down?" The echoes answered: "Gone to judgment" I inquired: "All?' And thev answered: "All" And I looked up to the sky above the ruins, and it was full of clouds scurrying wiftly past, and those clouds seemed as though they had faces, and some of. the faces smiled and some of them frowned, and they seemed to have wings, and some of the wings were moon-gilt and the others thunder-charged, and the voices of those clouds overpowered the echoes beneath. "Behold He cometh with the clouds and every eye shall aeo Him." And as I stood looking up along the walls of the Colosseum, they rose higher and higher, higher and higher, until the amphitheater seemed to be filled with aU the nations of the past, and all the nations of the present, and all the nations of the future, those who went down under the paws of wild beasts, and those who sat waving flags to let np the conquered, and those who held thumbs down to command their assassination, and small and great, and emperor and slave and pastor and peo ple, and righteous and wicked, the am' phltheater, seeming to rise to infinite heights on all aides of me, and In the center of that amphitheater, instead of the arena of combatants, a great throne stood, rising higher and higher, higher aud higher, and on it stood the Christ for whom the martyrs died and against whom the Dioclotians plotted their persccutiens, and waving one hand toward the piled up splendors to the right of Him he cried, "Come, y blessed," and waving the other hand toward the plied up glooms on tho left of Him He cried, "Depart, yo cursed." And so the Colosseum of Rome that evening of 1889 scorned enlarged Into the amphitheater of the last judgment, and I passed from under the arch ol that mighty structure.mighty even In Its ruins, praying to Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, for mercy in that day foi which all other days were made, and that as I expected mercy from God, I might exercise mercy toward others, and have more and more of the spirit of "Let-hlm-up" and less and less ol the spirit of "Thumbs-d own," We may not all be able to do a sum in highei mathematics, but there Is a sum in th .first rule of gospel arithmetic which w all may da It Is a sum in simple addi tion. "Add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledgt temperance, and to temperance pa tience, and to patlense godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and U brotherly kindness charity." PARENTAL INJUSTICE. Kaoh Child Ha I mil -potable Right to Fair and Impartial Kecard. No worse prefaos to the story of l human life can be devised than the fixed conviction in a child's mind thai he is of no especial consequence in th world, The paren t who seek to Incul cate wholesome humility by drilling this persuasion into young heads and hearts harm his offspring beyond hop of reparation. Every boy and girl has a right to have and to hold, in fuU con sciousness of Ita value, the title-deed U the father and moth er'a affections The child should comprehend, as soon aa he can lisp the even ing prayer, thai the love, the compassion, - the never Bleeping Interest of his earthly guard ians, are of a like type with that wbtcb warrants him in saying "Our Fathei who art in heaven." I greatly favor the hackneyed phraat albeit often spoken highly "Ha father' (or his moth el's) heart is bound up in that child." If I knew a word that would Intensify the idea of tbi inseparablonea of , parental devotlol from It object, that would convey to our children how our souls ' and llvw are knit, welded and fused into their, I would use It here to make impregna ble the position that each immortal creature committed .to'- our keeping must ' have au equal oo-helrshlp In tu and in what we have to give. No man or woman should have the fain tee! shadow of justification for the murmur: "My parents never gave me the ohanot In life that wa gra oted to my brother and (later. I wa the odd one at home.',' It ought to(be aa lmposslblt tat: human lore ' to demit ' upon thi fourth a upon the first baby. - So one aald quaintly of an all-round wo -that 'she lived all- the thus right' in the middle of her pasture " Tale la God'a purpose for each of us, tx tbepaatur, Urge or snail When w orafnp ' the jbound of on child that sooth wr mar -nevermore4 range, w re morel .IUs '.Wftnerk and 'prove our elvoexnflttot enter. Into the bl4 truth 'of the 'subllm impartiality of Hi kthevnoo&lAAi-ioa Harlaad, fa Uarper! Baa. T ' . ARMED GUARDS. . Xhalr Employment at Homestead Was B- naoessary Soph la th DMlaratloa or lae Baaaa Commit Appolated t lavwats gas th Lao Troablas at HoatMlaad. WA8HiK0T0r. Feb, It Mr. Galllnrer from the saleot committee appointee by the senate to investigate and report to th senate the facts in relation to the employment fpr private purpose' of armed bodies of men ordetectivi in connection . with differences betw -en workmen and employer submitted th report of the committee yesterday. Th aide of the detectives was presentc.t Dy fourteen different witnesses, promiiont among them ' being the Pinkenona themselvea ' The parts played by m Pinkorton agency in the late Home stead strike waa detailed by Mr. II. Cv Frick, of the Carnegie company, and Mr. Robert A. Pinkorton, of the detec tive agency, and eight other important witnesses. The committee expresses the'opinlon that if firms and corporation would discontinue the employment of armed men on occasion of threatened or ex isting strikes, their interests would be better subserved. Th committee de clares that the employment of a private armed guard at Homestead was unnec essary. There was no evidence, thy say, to show the slightest damage was done or attempted to be done property on the part of the strikers. At the same time there seems to be no excuse for the scenes of disorder and terrorism for which the strikers were themselves re sponsible. ' The committee reached this conclu sion: 1-ltlghts of employers and workmen are equal. -Employers have an undoubted right, pro vided they fulfill their agreement, to employ aud dismiss men at pleaaura 8-Workmen can legally organize for mutual protection and Improvement 4 When dissatisfied with wages or hours they should attempt to arbitrate. fr-FalUn? In this the7 havo a rlk-ht to discon tinue work either alnnly or In a body. 0 Having discontinued, they have no right, leralor moral, by force orlnttruidatlon, to keep others from taking their plaots or to attempt to occupy, Injure or destroy the property of their employera. 7- In all controversies arbitration having failed, rollance should be placed upon the power and adequacy of the law. 8 Whether assumedly legal or not, tho em ployment of armed bodlca of men for private purposes , either by employers or employes should not be resorted to and such use Is aa as sumption of the auto's authority by private cit izens States have undoubtedly authority to leg islate against the employment of armed bodies of men for private purposes, but the power of congress to so legislate la not clear, although It would seem that congress ought not to be pow erless to prevent the movement of, such bodies from one state to another. In conclusion the committee say that lti Investigations have led it to con clude that the fault is not wholly on one sido; that middle ground seems to be In the direction of arbitratloa With out making any recommendations, out pleading for arbitration, the committee closes its report by saying: "To that end we bespeak tho co-operation of all potrlotlo citizen and your committee will welcome any legislation wnicn will tend to securo to the laboring man his every right i without depriving hli employer of his, for both are guaran teed by the constitution and the laws of the land." - A BATTLE FOR MILLIONS. Legal ProedUi to b Btaa by tha ltat of Pennsylvania to Couttneat th tlr Property or th Eoonomlt Society. Pittsburgh, Feb. -1L Th common wealth of Pennsylvania has entered the legal battle for the possession of the im mense wealth of the Economite society. The matter la now in the hand of State' Attorney General Hensel and Is being proaeouted by the ablest legal talent of the Allegheny and Heaver county bars. Th proceeding will be instituted at once and will be far reach ing in it result. If successful It will Involve the absolute surrender of all the property of the Economite society and its confiscation by the state. It will be a proceeding In escheat, baaed on estab lished precedent of eminent legal au thority and an act of assembly forbid ding the conduct of societies whose principles are at variance with publio custom and against the spirit of the constitution. The archives-have been searched and It I claimed sufficient authority ha been obtainod to disrupt the celibate community and turn It good and chattel Into the state treasury. The act of assembly making it unlawful for churches and religious sect to hold property in excess of a specified amount will also be brought into the ease and used as one of the strong points on the plaintiff's aide of the case. The proceedings have no connection with the suit filed in Beaver eounty courts by the Felcht tnd other Econo mist, asking for a reoelver to wind up the affair of the organization. W.&L.E.RJ. In effect Oct. 23, 1692. CKNRTAXi "TANDAHU ti'viE! Toledo.......... Lv 7 45 Oak Harbor Ar 8 45 Fremont tr7 Bellevue.!.. ..'.".'.!".!! ti 36 Monroevllle ,. 8 Mi Norwalk... , lulu Wellington lu 56 Spencer ll to LodI u r, Creston li-ki OnrTllle..... ...,Ar Ml"' Akron Ar 8 lli Toungstown ft If. FlUshurgh Ar 7 30 Orrville... '.'.! ly U3i Masslllon ;.. 1 u" Maasillon.... ill Navarre I 25 ValleyJunetlon Ar I M Canal Dover Ar 2 MS Cambridge 4 36 Marietta Ar 7 11) Valley Junction. .. Lv 'i IK) Sherrodsvllle 2 a Bowarstou .. 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Wi-nt't Ncrva snd brain trrstmetit. a M- el(l-forhyiirrls, dliilnmi. flu, arnreliiia, hi-ulartie. WftktifulDCM. lueutil dVprrlilon. oftrolnff of thft brain, cauilngtnumnlly. misery, dfroy, drtth.pmrts. turn old fttte. Drrvrtit drblllty tnd til dittoukIUcmvs nd wMtlng o th brain, caoird by ovpr-urrttoa. A oi nmu. weausr irtfr for ! bni-i month's trratmf nt for 8i. for S3 n ,nf.A ilv hoxot tu rum. Ruh on with S3 will M-nd wrlitrn ausrsnti-s ui rarnnn it not cured. t)urant iMuod onlf by 8. Hrosdwoll, (IruR- clit. K. W. cor. squire sod., Pnrl-pfl-ld. III. rialshad Ita Labors. Chioaoo, Feb, 1L The hook commit tee of the Methodist church of the United States, finished lU labors in a short session yesterday and adjourned to meet a year henoe In Cincinnati. Dr. Whitloclc resigned hi position aa chair man of the western section of the com mittee and Clement Studebaker, of In diana, waa chosen a his successor. Rev. Claudius D, Spencer wa chosen aa th editor of the Rooky Mountain Christian Advocate,' Mini-official organ pub lished at Denver. With the exception of the editor of the Methodist Review, no other change were made in the ed itorship. Report of th book agent howed the tale In th last year to have aggregated lt,07fl,45L Horrors of tha Sweating SyiUm. Chioaoo, Feb. 1L The committee of Dllnoia legislator appointed to Invest! gat the condition ol the sweat shop of Chicago held 4 brief session at the Sherman bouse yesterday morning- and then started for th West Bid to see th oondltlon whloh hare from time to time been reported; The tint pUoa visited was a anop at Ha MT l"ulk treet, kept by an Italian, where t&e committee louaa nv euuren, au be tween the age oft and 15 years, work' inn on boyV trouaara louref the children were to sick with meaalet that the were aotroyy able to work. QEJEIH We have sold Ely's Cream Balm shout three years, sad have recommeuded its use in more man a nunareu special esses of cstsrrh. The unanimous answer to onr inquiries is, "It's toe best remedy that I have ever used." Our experience Is that where parties coniiuued Its use. It never fails to core J. H. Montgomery & Co., druggists, Decorsh, Iowa. Y ben I began using hly s (. ream uaim my cstsrrh was so bad I had headache the whole time and dixcliargi-d a liirge amount ot fllihy matter. That has almost entirely disappeared snd I have nut hud hesdarhe since. J. 11. Hummers, Btpphney KX 7 Prol. Loisette'8 Memory System Is Creating greater Interest than ever In all psrti of the country, and peisons wisuing to Improve their memory nhnnlri send tor his prospectus tree as ailveitited inan-otbercolmiifi She islutthed Awfully when I told her abut fo do for those horrid pimples witli which ber I are was covered. Hlie now ssys if yon wsnt a nj ok and white complexion with nice clear smooth skin you must 'tse that best ol all blood purillera, Sulphur Hitters, tf $500 Reward. Wa will Dir tli at-nve reward for my cm of lirer romplslnt. dyrpla. vb-k bf4a-i,o. iDfliKfitluQ, flonil ipsiion or coiiTeii-Ba w w can n.i curn i,u Wfii'i V.KPlabl Llvrrfllla, wh-n Hit- llreciloniar sirlctlyroninllrdwlih. TIh-v an- pim-ly tradable ana nTtr IKII to ki- in.iiriiao. nivr Law hoim containing su pint, -tfornia. Ri warr at counutrfella and Imliullona. Tilt a-i-uulre nmnufacl tired only br tbe .lbn C. Weal tol"' ny, Chicago. 111. Bold by r. U. Folk JAPANESE IO I Le-Ev JQa. sjaanaaaaanaut. i WTTIV3 u t-J A hf w unit fomDlrte trctttneiit. fofiKieitiiif rf Rnm DtMltutirft, ointment tu oapcuiet, tm In rt4 nlim; ' ft immiI ti vn cure fur vxivnutl. Inlfninl blind or Mtvd- Inn Itching, rhmnlr. rtrnt or lw1IUrf pH ml tunny oUiurdlM'sUMiiuid rtjmaje waKm'Mi; imp . wy un it lrrn-rtl l. ttV nm hi 1.1th, Th nrt tflMNivarr or a tfMllra) quit rnrlirti oil ftfMntilo with the knife uiinrorftury taM tr. TbUrfmcfi hitu ntT rhffti known t full, ft pf hnt. for yf( fat by mull. Why .uftVr from thii terrible jlltr.u when.w Itirn ffunriiiiirr It prltl v-rlr glvei whhi boxnA, tofetfancf th mon fry If hoi mirve). H. wn for free midiX". .iMri.nic ImuiiI i.y D. V.k, drB(r.iitmidaxlirnt, WellliwwB, O. jcj'' I 0