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DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, NAPOLEON, O., JANUARY 11, 1894.
I f'SHILOHS ram Consumption. Coach Croup, Bora pwa Lata Sido, Back orChnt Shlloh'e Peraua I'lMtcr anil give treat saiiiiactiOev caota. RMILOH'S VITALIZERs i:r. T. 8. Hwkln,Chttanoor1l'eon.,TIt ".cj.iInVa Viaiinr 'SVi-'O AfF LIFE I rmtitieritthcbeMrrmtdyfnradfbUaaUduMmi etrrweU." lor Dyerjepeia, IiTor.or Kidney trouble exoele. Pno i&otav 4 s 1 mu 71 f irk nnu .t M.w.inprhi TrrthiaTtamadY. It will rl ive and Curw 7011. Price 60 eta, Tbla In- irrtor fir Itmwccewfm treatment la rurntsnea (rr. Phlloh'a Remcdlfls ore eold by U on D emocratic -Northwest. How McKlnlej Buncoed the Farm er. William McKluley put a protective tariff of 25 cent a bushel on American wheat. For 1892 the Importation of wheat was valued at 110,307; duty, $2, 676.75. The exports of wheat to other countries amounted to $161,399,132. We sell, but do not buy wheat, and If there was no duty on wheat the Im portations would be no greater, while the export demand would probably be much larger and the wheat growers would get better prices. The duty on wheat flour is 25 per cent, ad valorem; the Imports were 13,793; the exports $75,862,283. The duty on corn is 15 cents per bushel. Iu 1892 our Imports were $3,592; the exports of corn were $41,590,000; duty collected $528.80. Cornmeal, duty, 20 cents a bushel; Im ports $210; exports, $919,961; duty ,$42. Rye Duty 10 cents a bushel; im ports $17,637; exports, $11,432,100. Butter Duty 6 cents a pound, Im ports $17,637; exports, $11,953,354. Oat meal Duty 1 cent a pouud; Im ports $27,946, exports $555,057. Bacon and hams Duty 5 cents a pound; Imports $43,532", exports $47, 902 650. H Beef Duty 2 cents a pound; imports $11 ,617, exports $30,610,539. Lard Duty 2 cents a pound; Imports $221, exports $33,291,621. Pork Duty 2 cents a pound; Im ports $997, exports $4,822,265. Apples Duty 25 cents a bushel; im ports $13,879, exports $2,408,950. And so on through the whole list. We Import in a measure nothing and have a large surplus to sell. The little imported comes through the small ports on the Canadian and Mexican borders, where Americans And it more convenient to supply themselves with the small amount required for family use on the other side of the line than to go to a home market. Lima Timet. A Sadly Afflicted Family. The most sadly afflicted family in Hancock county to-day Is that of Mr. and Mrs. George Myers, of Jackson township, ays the Findlay Courier. About six month ago Mr. Myers met with an accident whereby be lost both his arms. On the 15th of December Susie M., an eleven year old daughter (lied; on the ,8th, Mollle A., a four teen year old daughter died, and on the 21st Early J., a seven years old son died. These were all of their children and they died of diphtheria, Mrs. Myers has been confined to her bed with sickness for the past several weeks. Mr. Myers is perfectly help less, both arms being oft above the el bow. Before the children died they were eyer ready to anticipate hie wants ' and wait Upon him, but these ready hands are now cold in death. Mr. Myers was a steady, hard working man, but the sad afflictions of the past six months have left him destitute. Hancock Lodge I. O. O. F. and the neighbors are helping him. Work On The Farm. i A farmer was heard to remark the other day, says the FoHtoria JReview, that he believed there were many de serving poor in that city who should be assisted, but while this was so, there was many who had become indolent, and would not work unless the em ployment was such that exactly suited their talsts. They would rather wait with open mouthes, and have the good people prepare food and feed it to them, than to soil their hands by an employ ment that would, perhaps, be out of their usual line of work, but which would earn them money and make them independent. He said be had offered a number of men in that city 40 cents a cord for cutting wood in his woods if they would come out and go to work. They refused, thinking they should have more. A man on an average can cut about three cords per day, and that would beat loafing on street corners and living on "wind pud ding" at home. Too many people out of employment look for assistance, while there is work waiting for them in thecountry that would support their families nicely. . 1 The Dark Year 0M8I6. The year 1816, or eighteen hundred and starved to death," was known as the "year without a summer," and the coldest ever experienced within the memory of man on this or the eastern continent. The previous December was very cold, but January was so mild that fires were scarcely needed. February was also genial, followed by an ordi nary March, with cold and boisterous weather, but milder at the close. April was more like winter than spring. A ferocious May killed buds and fruits with half an inch of loo, and the fields were planted and replanted with corn, which was constantly nipped by the frost. ,! Frost, ice and snow In June . killed every green thing, and destroyed nearly all fruit. Snow fell ten Inches deep la Vermont, and covered tbe irruiind In Mamacnusetta and New York On the 6th of July ice aa thick as window glasa formed. Indian corn was badly damaged, and what survived was still more damaged by August ice, Farmers were obliged to plant In the spring ofl817 the corn of 1815. It cost from four to five dollars a bushel. Tbe western farmer who were burning tbelrcorn for fuel may take tbe hint. Tbe first of the year was icy and frosty ending in a mild, comfortable Decern' ber. The sun aeemed to Impart very little heat; nature looked a melan cboly as In November, and men's minds were depressed with anxiety for the future, The average wholesale price for flour was thirteen dollars per barrel With our excessive crop of corn and wheat, It would probably be Impossible to produce any great dlstrees of food should another "dark year" glower upon us, and fraught by experience tbe porslblllty of surviving so cold and gloomy a year, there would be less mental anxiety about the termination. CAUSES OF POVERTY. REV. OR. TALIHAGE PREACHES UPON THE PRESENT HARD TIMES. th F.rrrliutlof TarllTDlMiuMlon Life In- uranca Urged Tlia Widespread Im providence The Goepet of Helping Oth er A Paid Up Policy For Eternity. BROOKI.TN. Jnn. ".It seemed npproprl ate that Dr. Tnlinn-e nhould preach this sermon after his person r.l contribution of 8,000 pounds of meat und 2,000 loaves of bread to the poor who gathered shivering In the cold around tbe bukvry and meat stora of Brooklyn, whore the food was dis tributed wit.houl tickets and no recom mendation required except hunger. The text was Matthew xxvl, U, "Ye hsve the poor always with you." WboKftid thaif lie Christ who never owned anything during bis earthly stay. Mi cradle and hi prnva were borrowed. Every fig he ate was frr.tn some one else's tree. Every drop or water he drank was from some one else's well. To nay his ner- sonsl tax, which woi very small, only cents, hi had to perform a miracle and .-naicann pay It. All tbe heights and dtptbs ai:d length and breadths of poverty Christ measured In his earthly experience, sad when be conic 1 to speuk of destitution, ho alwnys speaks sympnthetlcally, and whit he said then Is as true now. "i'e have jp poor always w1.h you." For O.Ow yenri the bread nnestiou has been the actlvn and absorbing question. Vitnos the ppp!e crow Jin jr up to Joseph's stotehnusoin Kgypt Witness the famine In Somalia and JcrunieTa. Witness tho 7,000 hv.ii jvy people for wh-rm Christ mul tiplied the loavw. Witness the uncounted millions of people now living who, I be lieve, have never yet hod one frill meal of healthful and n.itr iious food In (ill their lives. Think of the 854 great famines in England. Think of the 25,000 peoplo under the hoof of hunger year before last iu Rusala. The failure of the Kile to overflow for feveu years In tbe eleventh century left those regions depopulated. Plague of in sects In England, Plague of rats in Ma dras presidency. Plague 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 management of national finances, by baleful causes innumerable. I proceed to give you three or four reasons why my text (s markedly and graphically true in this year 1694. TBE TAMFP CONTROVERSY. The first reason we have always the poor with us is because of the perpetual over hauling of the tariff question, or, as I shall call it, the tariulo controversy. There is a need for such a word, and so I take the re sponsibility of manufacturing it. There are millions of people who are expecting that the present congress of the United States will do something one way or the other to end this discussion. But it will never end. When I was 5 years of age, I remember hearing my father and his neighbors in ve hement disoussion of this very question. It was irigu tariff, or low tavttf Qr no tariff at all. When your great-g'randchlld dies at 80 years of age, It tt 111 probably be from over exertion In discussing the tariff. , On the day the world is destroyed there will be three men standing on the postofflce steps one a high tariff man, another a low tariff man, and the other a free trade man each one red in the face from excited argument on this subject. Other ques tions may get quieted the Mormon ques tion, the silver question, the pension ques tion, the civil service question. All ques tions of annexation may come to peaceful settlement by the annexation of islands two weeks' voyage away and the heat of their volcanoes conveyed through pipes un der the sea made useful in warming our continent, or annexation of the moon, de throning tbe queen of night, who is said to be dissolute, and bringing the lunar popu lations under the influence of our free in stitutions; yea, all other questions, na tional and international, may be settled but this tarifilc 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 party will fix it down. Our finances cannot get well be cause of too many doctors. It is with sick nations as with sick individuals. Here is a man terribly disordered as to his body. A doctor is called in, and he administers a febrifuge, a spoonful every hour. But re covery is postponed, and the anxious friends call in another doctor, and he says. "YVluf. NO IRRITATION. THI PROCTER ft OAM BUC GO,. CtNTI. IVORY IVORYlp..: 'SSSSa J a 1 tai patient Deeoa blood letting; now rou op your sleeve," mad the lancet flaabca. But (till nearer j la post poned, and a bomev opathlo doctor la called In, and be admin isters some small pellet and says, "All tne patient want U real." Recovery stilt poatpooed, tbe family say that such small pellets cannot amount to much anyhow, and aa allopathic doctor is called In, and be says, "What this patient wanta is calomel and jalap." Recovery atill postponed, a bydropatmo doctor is called iu, and be aara: "What tola patient wanta Is hot and cold baths, and he moat have them light away. Torn on the faucet, and get realty tbe shower baths." Recovery mill postponed, an eclectic doctor 1 called in, and he brings all the schools to bear upon tbe poor sufferer, and tba patieat. after a brave straggle for life. exDtraa. What killed bimf Too many doc ton. Aad that Is what is killing our national flnaacea. Aiy peraonui mend. Uleveland and Har rison and Carlisle and McKinley and Sher man, as talented and lovely and spendid men as walk the earth, all good doctors. but their treatment of our languishing finances is so different that neither treat ment baa a full opportunity, and nnder the constant changes it la simply wonderful tbat tbe nation still Uvea. The tariff on tlon will never be settled, because of tbe fact, which I have never heard any one recognize, but nevertheless the fact, tbat high tariff is best for some people and free trade is best (or others. This tariffio controversy keeps busin, struck through with uncertainty, and that uncertainty results in poverty aad wretch edneas 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 Sbild on all the planet. To the end of time the words of the text will be kept true by the tarifilc controversy "Ye have the poor always wltn you." TBR CAUSE ALCOHOLIC. Another cause of perpetual poverty is the cause alcoholic The victim does not last long. He soon crouches into the drunkard's grave. But what about his wife and chil dreuf She takes in washing, when she can get It, or goes rat working on small wages, because sorrow and privation have left her Incapacitated to do a strong woman's work. The children are thin blooded and gaunt and pale and weak, standing around in cold rooms, or pitching pennies on the street corner, and munching a slice of nnbuttered bread when they can get it, sworn at by passers by because they do not get out of the wit, kicked onward toward manhood or womanhood, for which they have no preparation except a depraved appetite and frail constitution, candidates for almshouse and penitentiary. V hutever other causes of poverty may fall, the saloon may be depended on to fur nish an ever Increasing throng of paupers. Oh, ye grogshops of Brooklyn and New xork and of. all the citiesl xe mouths of belli when will ye cease to crannch and devour? There is no danger of this liquot business failing. All other stylos of bus! ness at times fail. Dry goods stores go under. Hardware stores go under. Gro cery stores go under. Harness makers fail. druggists fail, bankers fail, butchers fail, bakers fail, confectioners 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 othar congenial concomitants for adulteration. One quart of the real genuine pande- moniac elixir will do to mix up with sev eral gallons of milder damnation. Beside; that, these dealers pan deper-1 crease of demand on the pur ' " tomers. The more of th.-" the thirstier they are. Hr. ; stop other businesses, business, for men go tlie troubles. They take tli 1 keep their spirits up. 7 plane down which alcoh I tims. Claret, champng . whisky, Tom and Jerry, t I down until it is a sort of n.. sene oil, turpentine, toudstim, sence of the horse blankets u - - nastiness. With Its red sword of flame that liquoi power marshals its procession, and they move on in ranks long enough to girdle the earth, and the procession is headed by the nose blotched, nerve shattered, rheum eyed, lip bloated, soul scorched inebriates, fol lowed by the women, who, though brought up in comfortable homes, now go limping past with aches and pains and pallor and hunger and woe, followed by their chil dren, barefoot, uncombed, freezing, and with a wretchedness of time and eternity seemingly compressed in their agonized fea tures. "Forward, march!" cries tbe liquot business to that army without banners. Keep that influence moving on, and you will have the poor always with you. Re port comes from one of the cities, where the majority of the inhabitants are out of work and dependent on charity, yet last yeai they spent more in that city for rum than they did for clothing and groceries. THE SPIRIT OP IMPROVIDENCE. , Another warranty that my text1 will prove true in the perpetual poverty of the world is tbe wicked spirit ot improvidence. A vast number of people have such small incomes that they cannot lay by in savings bank or life insurance 1 cent a year. It takes every farthing they can earn to spread the table, and clothe the family, and edu cate the children, and it you blame such people for improvidence you enact a cruelty. On such a salary as many clerks and em ployees and many ministers of religion live, and on such wages as many workmen re ceive, they cannot in 20 years lay up 80 cents. But you know and I know many who nave competent incomes and could provide some what lor tbe future who live up to every dollar, and when they die their children go to the poorhouse or on the street. By tbe time tbe wile gets tne nusbano buried she is in debt to the undertaker and gravedigger for that which she can never pay. While the man lived he had his wine parties and fairly stunk with tobacco and then expired, leaving his family upon the charities of the world. Do not send for me to-come and conduct the obsequies and read over such a carcass the beautiful liturgy, Blessed are the dead whodie in the Lord,'' for instead of that I will turn over the leaves ot the Bible to First Timothy, fifth chapter, eighteenth verse, where it says, If any provide not for his own, and espe cially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and 1b worse than an In fidel," or I will turn to Jeremiah, twenty second chapter, nineteenth verse, where it says, "He shall be buried with tbe burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem." I cannot Imagine any more unfair ot meaner thing than for a man to get hiscins pardoned at the lost minute, and then go to heaven and 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 provided for, are begging for cold victuals at the basement door of an earthly city. It seems to me there ought to be a poorhouse somewhere on the outskirts of heaven, where those guilty of such im providence should be kept for awhile on tbin soup and gristle, instead of sitting down at tbe king's banquet. It is said tbat the church Is a divine institution and I be lieve it. . - Just as certainly are the savings banks and tbe life insurance companies divine in stitutions. As out of evil good often comes, 80 out of the doctrine of probabilities, cal culated by Professor Hugens and Professor Pascal for games of chance, came the calcu lation of the probabilities of human life as used by life insurance companies, and no business on earth is more stable or honor able, and no mightier mercy for the human race has been born since Christ was born. Bored.bevand endurance fnrmvairrnatureof -papers of all aorta, ibere la one atTieeroanrr that 1 always aign with ferling of triad Tans and triumph, and that is a paper which the life inauraoce company requires from me clergyman alter a decease in his congre gation, in order to the payment of the pol icy to tbe bereft household. always write my name then so they can read it. I cannot help but ear to mvielf: "Good for that man to have looked after bla wife and children after earthly depar ture. May be bave one or tbe best aeau in heaven!" Young man! The day before ot the day after you get married, go to a life iasoranca company of established reputa tion and get the medical examiner to put ue stetnoacope to yonr lungs and bis ear close op to your heart, with yonr vest off, and have signed, sealed and delivered to yon a document that will, is tba case of your sudden departure, make for tbat love ly girl the difference between a queen and a pauper. I have known men who bave had an in come of $3,000, 14,000, $5,000 a year who did ot leave 1 farthing to the surviving house hold, how, that roan's death Is a defalca tion, an outrage, a swindle. He did not die; be absconded. There are 100,000 people in America today a-hungered through the sio ot improvidence. "But," say some, "my income is so small I cannot afford to pay tbe premium on a life insurance." Are yon sure about that? If you are sure, then yon bare a right to depend on tbe promise in Jeremiah xllx, 11: "Leave thy fatnerless children. I will preserve them alive, and let thy widows trust in me." But, if yon are able to, remember you have no right to ask God to do for your household that which you can do for them yourself. For the benefit of those young men, ex ruse a practical personality. Beginning my life's work on the munificent salary of (800 a year and a parsonage, 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 tbat I mightnotbe led into worldlinessand prodi gality by such an overplus of resources, and at a time when articles of food and cloth ing were higher than they are now, I felt it religious duty to get my life insured, and I presented myself at an office of one of tbe great companies, and I stood pale and nerv ous lest tbe medical examiner might have to declare that I had consumption and heart disease and a half dozen mortal ail ments, bnt when I got the document, which I have yet in full force, I felt a sense of manliness and confidence and quietude and re-enforcement, which is a good thing for any young man to bave. For the lack of tbat feeling there are thousands of men today in Greenwood and Laurel Hill and MounttAuburn who might as well have been alive and well and sup porting their families. They got a little sick, and they were so worried about what would become of their households in case df their demise that their agitations over came the skill of the physicians and they died for fear of dying. I have for many years been such an ardent advocate of life insurance, and my sermon on "The Crime of Not Insuring" has been so long used on both sides of the sea by the chief life insurance companies that some people have supposed that I received monetary com pensation for what I have said and written. Not a penny. I will give any man a hundred dollars for every penny I have received from any life insurance company.- 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 widespread improvidence! Yon 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 im providence of many for the truth of my text in all times and in all places "Ye have the poor always with you." HUMAN INCAPACITY1. Another fact that you may depend upon perpetual poverty is tbe incapacity of 7 to achieve a livelihood. You can go -gh any community and find good peo ..;th more than usual mental caliber, o 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 loose 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 cone. A common minbow is to them a goldfish and a quail ' a flamingo, and a blind mule on a towpath a Bucephalus. They buy when things are highest and sell when things are lowest. 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 op portunity!" and they put down tbe hard cash for an ornamented deed for 10 lots un der water. They hear of a new silver mine opened in Nevada, and they say, "What a chance!" and they take the little money they have in the savings bank and pny 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 invest ment is the aforesaid illuminated litho graph. They are always on the verge of milllonalredom and are sometimes worried as to whom they shall bequeath their excess of fortune. They invest in aerial machines or new in ventions in perpetual motion, and they suc ceed in what mathematicians think impos sible, the squaring of a circle, for they do everything on the square and win the whole circle of disappointment. They are good, honest, brilliant failures. They die poor, aad leave nothing to their families but a model of some invention that would not work and whole portfolios of diagrams of things impossible. I cannot 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 unsus pecting. Honest themselves, they believe all others are honest. They are fleeced and scalped and vivisected by the sharpers in all styles ot business, and cheated out of everything between cradle and grave, and those two exceptions only because they have nothing to do in buying either of them. Others are retained for misfortune by inopportune sickness. Just as that lawyer was to make the plea that would bave put him among the strong men of the nrofessinn. neuralaia stunir him. Just as is an arbitrary word used to designate the only bow (ring) which cannot be pulled off the watch. Here's the idea The bow has a groove on each end. A collar runa down inside the pendant (stem) and nta into the grooves, firmly locking the bow to tho pendant, so that it cannot be pulled or twisted off. It positively prevents the loss of the watch by theft, and avoids injury to it from dropping. IT CAN ONLY BE HAD With , Jas. Boss Filled or other watch ' l(0f cases bearing this trade mark V9 All watch dealers sell them without extra cost Ask your jeweler for pamphlet, or send to Ihe manufacturers. KeystoneWatch Case Co., PHILADELPHIA. 4a444 a.-A aaa a a Has made many friends. Why? Because it is the i oesi ana cneapesi lini ment sold. It kills pain! iSBLYflTIDNOIL issold by aH dealers for2Jc Safcetitnte are mostly cheap-Imitations ot good articles. Lxw.'l take them. Insist on retime Salvatkus sml, or you mm oe disappointed. nt " sntldefr I Tries 10 Cts. At a sealer. tCSt pbyatclan was to prove his skffl fn an epidemic, his own poor health imprisoned him. Just as tbat merchant must be at the store for some decisive and introductory bargain, he sits with a rheumatic joint on a piuow, tne room redolent with liniment What aa overwhelming statistic would be tbe story of men and women and chil dren impoverished by sicknesses! Then the cyclones. Then the Mississippi and Ohio rresbeta. .lata tbe stopping of factories. Then the eurcnlios among the peach trees. Then the insectlle devastation of potato patcnes ana wneat uelds. Then the eoi- tootles among the horses and the hollow horn among the herds. Then the ruins that drown out everything and the droughts tbat burn up half a continent. Then the orange groves die under tbe white teeth of the hoar frost Then the coal strikes and Ahe iron strikes and th me chanics' strikes, which all 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 earthauake. Then the Johnstown flood. Then hurricanes sweeping from Caribbean sea to Newfound land. Then there are tbe great monopolies tbat gully the earth with their oppressions. Then there are the necessities of buying coal by the scuttle instead of the ton) and Hour by the pound instead of the barrel, and so the injustices are multiplied. In the wake of all these are overwhelming illustrations of the truth of my text, "Ye have the poor always with you." AN OLD INSURANCE COMPANY. Remember a fact that no one empha sizesa fact, nevertheless, upon which I want to put the weight of an eternity of tonnage that the best way of insuring yourself and your children and your grand children against poverty aud all other trou bles is by helping others. I am an agent of the oldest insurance company that was ever established. It Is near 8,000 years old. It has the advantage of all the other plans of insurance whole life policy, endowment, joint life and survivorship policies, ascend ing and descending scales of premium and tontine, and it pays up while you live and it pays up ifter you are de.vl. Jivery ceiit you giro in u 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 tireless hearth. every drop of medicine you give to ape tnvliltd, every star of hope you make shine over unfortunate maternity, e mitten yju knit for cold fingers, is a p men; on the premium o: that policy. . hand about 500,000,000 policies to all who will go forth and aid the unfortunate. There are only two or three lines in this policy of life insurance Ps. rli, 1: "Blessed is he that considereth the poor. The Lord will deliver him in time of trouUe." Other life insurance companies may fail. but this Celestial Life Insurance company never. The Lord God Almighty is at the head of it, and nil 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 beneficiaries. "But," says some one, "1 do not like a tontine pol icy so well, and that whicn you oner 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 pol icy of life insurance, which is not paid till after death, yon 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 him self, and all you do in the right spirit for the poor is payment on the premium of tbat life insurance policy. I read you a para graph of that policy: "Then shall the King say unto them on his right band, 'Come ye blessed of my Father, for I was hungered and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and yt gave me drink, I was a stranger and J e took me in, naked and ye clothed me.' " In various colors of ink other life Insur ance policies are written. This one I have just shown you is written in only one kind of ink, and that red ink the 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 the way of our 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 insur ance companies will all go down, and the life insurance companies will all go down. In the last great earthquake all the cities will be prost rated, and as a consequence all banks will forever suspend payment In the last conflagration the fire insur ance companies of the world will fail, for how could they make appraisement of the loss on a universal fire? Then all the in habitants of the round world will surren der their mortal existence, aud how could life insurance companies pay for depopu lated hemispheres? But our celestial life insurance will not be harmed by that con tinental wreck, or that hemispheric acci dent, or that planetary catastrophe. Blow it out like a candle the noonday sun! Tear it down like wornout upholstery the last sunset! Toss it from God's fingei like a dewdrop from the anther of a water lily the oceual Scatter them Kke thistle down before a schoolboy's breath the worlds! That will not disturb the omnipo tence, or the composure, or the sympathy, or the love of tbat 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 the hungry, and the houseless, and the lost, "Inasmuch as ye did it to them, ye did to me." Widowed Daoheeees. It would seem from a perusal of the Brit ish peerage that there is no necessity for importing duchesses into England from such countries as these United States, which are not in possession of the questionable blessing of a hereditary uobility. Accord ing to the official list, there are only 27 dukes in England, not counting those of royal blood. Upon the same authority there are r o less than 19 dowager duchesses, mani festly tin unduly large proportion. The query. Why does a duchess live longer than a duke? naturally arises. The list of widow ed duchesses is as follows: Two of Bedford, two of Manchester, two of Marlborough, two of Roxburghe, and one each of Grafton, Newcastle, Northumberland, Sutherland, Cleveland, Wellington, Athole, Buccleuch, Leinster, Abercorn, and Buckingham and Chandos. New York Sun. White Blood In Her. A foreign diplomat, conversing with the Hawaiian queen on the subject of the mixed races in Hawaii, said, "But your majesty surely has no while blood iu your veinsf" "Indeed I have white blood In my veins," said the queen; "my grandfather ate Cap tain Cook." Exchange. , lager aad WTttara. Ordinary mortals are no doubt forgotten soon after they leave this world, but sing ers and actors are forgotten as soon as they leave the stage. .A aew generation is born, and the old one forgets or saya, aa it hap pena to hear the name of a retired singer mentioned: "iligbaral Is be alive? I tnoagnt ae bad died long ago." Sims Beeves knows this peculiarity of the Dub- lio, so be returns to tbe stage at intervals tbat be may not be bnried before he Is dead. If Patti should retire from public life, her name would be remembered of course, but I haven't a doubt that at the end of 10 years, people would have forgotten wheth er she was alive or dead. Tbe singer and actor leave nothing but a memory, and they have to be very great to leave even tbat A writer leaves his work behind him and is often better known to posterity than to his own generation. Per haps when tbe phonograph is perfected tbe singer will have a more enduring mon ument Lovers of the song can then have cabinet in their music rooms, with shelves lor the famous singers in their most fa in ous roles. For I dare say that before Ed ison ia done with his invention it will give ua an entire opera, principles, orchestra and chorus, with the applause of the audi ence thrown in, so that we shall know just what passages to enjoy the most Spring- oeia critic. From the twelfth to the fifteenth small mirrors, carried In the pocket or at- tacnea to tne girdle, were regarded as in dispensable adjuncts to ladies' toilets. Tbe Docket mirror was a eirrnlar nl .in aa nf polished metal fixed in a shallow box and (wvercu witn a ua. Visitors to Paris ahnnM 1a asrainst nnrcbasinir hit nf thai miir,iM cigarette holders and mouthpieces turned out in large quantities by the government cigarette works. The celluloid may blaze id in tne twinkllncr ot an eve aad arnlnri A Racking Cough Cured by Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral. Mra. P. D. Hall, 217 Genessee St., Lockport, N. Y., says : " Over thirty years ago, I remember hearing my father describe the wonder ful curative effects of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. During a recent attack of La Grippe, which assumed the form of a catarrh, soreness of the lungs, accom panied by an aggravating cough, I used various rejnedies and prescriptions. While some of these medicines partially alleviated the coughing during the day, none of them afforded me any relief from that spasmodic action of the lungs which would seize me the moment I attempted to lie down at night. After ten or twelve such nights, I was Nearly in Derr-. and had about decided to 8i . , in my easy chair, and fSroeni-t - sleep I could in that way. It then ot curred to me that I had a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. I took a spoonful of this preparation in a little water, and was able to lie down without coughing. In a few moments, I fell asleep, and awoke in the morning greatly refreshed and feeling ninth better. I took a tcaspoonful of the Pec toral every night for a week, then grad ually decreased the dose, and in two weeks my cough was cured." 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I woDder if be couldn't take something to cleanse bis blood, and drive them away?" He beard what she said about bis looks. It hurt his feelings, but he couldn't deny she told the truth. He remembered a friend whose face used to be as bad as bis. It had become smooth and clear. He went to him and asked how the change had been brought about. "Simply by using Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery," was the reply. "Take that, and I'll warrant you to get rid of your pim ples." He did so. His face became healthy and clear, And next week he'll be married to pretty Miss Vere. "You will remember," said a Demo crat "how the Kepubllcans ranted around last fall and called W. A. Tay lor a liar when he said in his speeches that the State was in a bad way finan daily and that it would take at least a quarter of a million dollars to square up." ,. I "Well, didn't he lie about it?" "It seems not as , the Republican Slate officials now admit that Che State is about $300,000 behind, aDd it will take some new mode of taxation to carry tbera through." : , "Well, what is proposed?" To raise the Dow liquor tax to $500.' The continual succession of boils, pimples, and eruptions from which many suffer, indicates an impure state of the blood. The most effective rem edy IsAyers Sareaparilla. It expels the poison through tbe natural chan nels, and leaves tbe skin clean and clear. Dobbins' Electric SoaD ia cheaper for you to use, if you follow directions,- than any other Soap would be, if given to you; for by its use clothes are saved. Clothes cost more than soap. This soap cost in 1869 twenty cents a bar. Now it cost nine. It contains precisely the same ingredients, and no others, now aa then and costs less than half, Buv it of your grocer, use it and preserve your clothes. If he hasn't it, he knows that he can buy it of his wholesale grocer. 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