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bid tbee fare
well, ? At Jus for one
hold thy 1 m s t
To tell os the fate of our Is it summer flowers,
9ur love snugs, our bird. no Lea, oar blossoming
full many sweet bones, we're InOrusted to
Thctr realisation, oh 1 w hea aball w c see?
And will yon not tell ua. in wlkat d'.odems
rhe fra'ments era sit of our '.oat, shattered
rhe putb we're walked wltfc tr.ee has been so
id it not slant, tar a m. little, toward
ip sheaves WW ktn
post know that th-?r
ww have -garnered to scatter
safe In the storehouse
Btlll mntef Oh I d .parting year, we care not
Thj heart be r ..k0 aruj faie as thy weathen
Qo; sink wit a nt-jrma and thy floods past
And let th'rf eternal wares cover them all.
kt ' and the Future clasp bands over
t-k r head Rurjres the turbulent sea;
" Ae own norvulc-iii fingers must ring out the
bo clock strikes; he bell tolls; Farewell, oh I
Mary A. Bubrod, in Texas Siftinjjs.
UPON THE WATERS.
That Eeturnod on
n o bod y knows
where, tbe gene
ral sentiment of
tho town wuh ono
tion. They had
no end of boister
dren, who ran
" w"- " wild over even
the most sacred
precincts of the village. These young
aaratfes wero no rospoctora of persons.
They whooped and sboutod under the
very windows of Judo Jones, whose
name usually inspired fear in the breast
ot large or small liiliportcrs. Nor did
they stand in awe of ministers of the
(vospel or show any regard for a church.
Jn truth, they did not know tbe uses of
a church, beyond tho fact that it whs a
lot of fun to throw stones at it while
people wore within on Sunday mornings-
And as for a preacher, wasn't be
a creature whose long-tailed coat af
forded glorious opportunities for deco
ration which mado laughter for tbe dec
orators? These were tho base uses to
which the Hunter children put sacred
beings and buildings. They did dozens
of other things equally hateful in tbe
eyes of tbe respectable portion of the
community; but with all their mischiev
ous instincts their depredations were
never absolutely flagrant and unendur
able. lly and by some of tbe more charit
able of the townfolk began to pity the
forlorn condition of tho young savages,
particularly when it became known
that their father was .a shiftless soul,
who loafed three days for every one be
worked, and that their mother had lost
whatever spirit or energy she bad once
possessed and was now merely enduring
exiatence until it ended. And as for
poverty, .Hill porters had never really
known what it was until the II unto rs
' One of the few persons wbo folt sorry
to see the little Hunters gtow up so
neglected was Mrs. Hay nor, whose
pretty home was not far from their
3 dreary dwelling. She made the ac
quaintance of all of them, but had
taken a particular fancy to six-year-old
Ruth, a pretty child, with much sweet
ness and gentloncss in her face and
volco. Indeed, to look at Ruth one
could not realize that she bad bech
born to neglect, poverty and all the un
happy results these-two evils breed.
Mrs. Kay nor helped the poor little
.untaught soul to many an innocent
pleasure and some substantial comforts.
One raw autumn day she met Ruth on
ctbe street in tears.
, "What's tbe matter, Ruthle?' asked
tbe kind lady.
"1-1-1 want to go to school and h-have
. warm clothes liko.o-o-other little girls,,
sobbed Uulh, shivering in her thin and
ragged gown. "I-I'm so tired of being
hungry and cold.,
This blunt confession smote Mrs
c Raynor to tho heart.
Don't cry, child, don't cry, 111 see if
you can't have some warm clothes and
c go to school and she took Ruth by the
band and led her homo.
. That evening Mrs. Raynor said to her
husband? Uoorge, 1 want to bring little
Ruth Hunter here, put some decent
clothes on hor and send ber to school
this winter with our children. My heart
aches for the poor neglected little
Mr. Raynor arched his eyebrows re
provingly. ''You'll be sure to rue phi-
' lanthropy of that kind, my dear. It's a
risky thinir to brina a barbarian like
her among civilized beings. You don't
know bow sua might injure our own
IU1 look closely after ail of them,
said Mrs. Raynor. "Why, tbe poor lit
tle thing has had no chance to be any
thing but a barbarian. I believe there's
plenty of good in her if some one would
take tbe trouble to develop it. .Besides.
"believe we all commit a sin when we
BIS LONO-TAILXD COAT AFFOBDKD U
before our eyes and never lift a finger
to save them. Our duty does not end
"" wv..nr iiuir our own.
"Well, welL have it your own wav.
said kit R.n. i i
foe tha poor little waif; but I hope you
will not iu it"
Next morning Mrs. Raynor went to
the Hunters to ask for Ruth. Whw
you say, aaaay?- aked tns ?the
I. Huaiar, as sat ta Ucoi
rags with a dirty baby on her lap, alter'
She had heard Mrs. Ray nor s request.
"Do as ye like about It; said the
fond father. "Young uns are most too
thick around here.
"Well, ye ken take her," said Mrs.
Hunter, nodding to Mrs. Raynor, an
if she don't like It over there among
your young una she can come back any
day." This was said in the most Inde
pendent and airy fashion, though
there was every possibility that Ruth
might not like life in tho Raynor fam
ily at all
Mrs. Raynor smiled as she thanlced
Mrs. Hunter, and then sho took Ruth
home with her.
Tbe child was over joyed. Nice clothes
and kindness soon developed ber self
respect, and tihe loved her benefactress
as only a young swvage can love. -She
was bright and quick, and learned with
surprising rapidity. The winter went
by and she still remained at tbe Ray
nors. Tbe summer and another winter,
and year after year slipped away and
she was still there.
At last Ruth was twelve years old.
and a very sweet and lovely Rath she
hod grown to be. Her comfort and joy,
however, were soon to end. One day
her mother came over to tbe Raynors
and told Ruth that they, the Hunters,
were about to move 'out Went, and she
must go with them. Tears and en
treaties were of no avail. The misera
ble, ignorant woman had long been
jealous of Ruth's affection for Mrs.
Raynor, and sho now declared that Ruth
must come home and share the fortunes
of the family. So tbe poor child went
away with her unlovely family into a
life that was hateful to her. For a time
sbo wrote frequently to Mrs. Raynor,
but as the years went by letters came
leas frequently, and at last, after the
Raynors removed to another town, they
ceased to bear from Ruth altogether.
Timo moved on and brought sad
ehanges to the Raynors. One by one
the rosy-cheeked children sickened and
died, and Mr. Raynor soon followed
tbera. Mrs. Raynor found herself alone
and penniless, for her husband's affairs
were in a bad way, and his property
had been seized by bis creditors.
She struggled for a time, but sickness
eventually overpowered her, and, as she
was destitute, sho was taken to the
Here, on New Year's morning she lay,
helpless and sick at heart, bhe put ber
thin band over ber eyes to bide the
tears of humiliation which trickled
slowly over her cheeks. (Silently she
asked herself bow she hod sinned that
she must be punished thus? Had she
not always given out kindness wher
ever and whenever she could? Had not
her heart always been full of pity,
mercy and charity, and ber hands ready
to help tho needy? Yet here she was,
ill, old and a pauper, a recipient of pub
lic alms. " It is greater than I can
bear," she groaned, as the full force of
her humiliation came upon her.
Somebody began to sing in the next
room. It was poor old Nancy, one of
the county's feeble-minded children.
In a quavering voice she sung:
"Bread upon the waters cast
Shall be gathered at tbe last.
The words blazed before the brain of
Mrs. Raynor and she repeated them
"Bread upon the waters oast
Shall be gathered at the last.1
Ah, but it was not true the promise
iu these words was not true, it was not
true. Had she not cast her bread upon
the waters in deeds of kindness, again
and again? Yet here she was, forsaken.
The tears gushed forth anew tears of
THE DOOlt OPENED SOFTLY.
such misery as many an eye which hai
known sorrow is still a stranger to.
The door opened softly. Somebody
entered, but Mrs. Raynor did not re
move her hand from her eyas.
"Mother, said an eager voice.
Wbo could call her mother? Surely,
every voice that bad a right to address
her by that name was hushed in death.
Tbe next instant a pair of arms were
about her, and young lips were kissing
her faded ones. "Mother, my true
mother, it is I, Ruth Hunter, Speak to
After the first shock of joy was over,
Mrs. Raynor asked Ruth how she
learned ot her misfortune. It was
easily explained. Mention of tbe fact
that tba county baa taken charge oi
Mrs. Raynor was made in one of the
newspapers. A copy or the paper con
taining ttr paragraph was wrapped
around au express package and sent
to the town in Missouri where Kutb
lived, and by accident fell into her
hands. After reading it she started at
once to find her former benefactress.
and never rested until she reached the
"And now, mother," she said, "yon
are going with me to live, for I am mar
ried and have a happy home in which
you shall be loved and cared for as long
as you live. I owo every thing of good
that has ever come to me to your kind
ness in the past, and I am grateful for a
chance to repay you."
Mrs. Raynor lay quite still, too fnll of
gratitude and Joy to speak.
4A.nd this is New Year's morning,
said Ruth: "Let me kiss you again for a
Happy New Year."
Tho words of old Nancy's song floated
in once more. How sweetly they sound
ed to Mrs. Raynor s ears, cracked and
broken as was the voice which sang
Bread upon tbe waters east
Shall be gathered at the last.
"Yes, the promise Is true," she mur
mured. "It shall be gathered at the last.
Mine has returned to me to-day." Ger
trude Uarrison, in Texas Si I tings.
An amusing incident happened to a
isangor lady who advertised for a house
maid. u.he girl see king employment.
instead of waiting for the mistress of
the house to question ber, commenced
asking questions that would have done
justice to a lawyer oross-quesuoning a
witness. After this had been carried on
for about fifteen minutes tbe girl asked
the following question: "Madam, what
church do you attend? The desired
Information was given, but whether the
querist thought the mistress would
answer the Commercial does not state.
Did He Write It? He "Have yon
read the very complimentary notice of
nayseir in tnis evening's "Literary
Critic, Miss Cutting?" Miss C "Yes;
it is very goou. Did you write it?"
An excusable Error. "lHd yon call
xne a rich loafer?" "No. aace I was
not ackgwainwd vlsH Americas
tongu X roeart to iy j&i were ft
f H.W Jl.ll J
m kM, (.am
Dr. Talmage on the Intrepid W?r-
rior of IaraeL
Th Story of the Faxtins; of tb Waters off
Jordan Tbe Overthrow ofjicrtclio
JLaat Honrs off tb Old
In continuation of his course of lec
tures on the Holy Land, delivered at
Brooklyn, Rev. T. De Witt Talmage re
cently took his text from Joshua, xL 5:
"And when all these Kings were met to
gether, they came and pitched together
at the waters of Merom to fight against
Israel." He said:
We are encamped to-night in Pales
tine by the waters of Merom. After
a long march we hare found onr tents
pitched, our nres kindled, and though
far away from civilization, a variety of
food that would not compromise a first- :
class American hotel, for the inotst of
our caravan starts an hour and a half
earlier in the morning. The malarias
around this Lake Merom are so poison
ous that at any other season of the year
encampment here is perilous, but this
winter night the air is tonic and health
ful. In this neighborhood Johhua
fought his last great battle. The na
tion had banded themselves together to
cruhh this Joshua, but along the banks
of thebe waters Joshua left their car
casses. Indeed it is time that we more
minutely examine this Joshua of whom
we have in thcae discourses caught only
a momentary glimpse, although he
crossed and reerossed Palestine, and
next to Jesus is the most stirring and
mighty character whose foot ever
touched the Holy Land.
Moses was dead. A beautiful tradi
tion sa3s the Lord kissed him. and in
that act drew forth the soul of the dy
ing lawgiver. lie had been buried; only
one IVrson at the funeral, the same One
who kissed him. Hut (od never takes a
man away from any place of usefulness
but he has some one ready.
Moses has passed off the stage and
Joshua, the hero, puts his foot on the
platform of history so solidly that all
the ages echo with the tread. He was a
magnificent fighter. He got his military
equipment from God, who gave him the
promise at the start: "There shall not
any man be able to stand before thee
11 the davs of thy life." God fulfilled
this promise, although Joshua's first
battle was with the spring freshet; and
the next with a stone wall; and the
next, leading on a regiment of whipped
cowards; and the next battle, against
darkness, wheeling the sun and the
moon into his battalion, and the last,
against the king of terrors, death live
b or the most part, when the general
of an army starts out in a conflict he
would like to have a small battle in or
der that he may get his courage up and
he may rally his troops and get them
drilled for greater conflicts; but this
first undertaking of Joshua was greater
than the leveling of fort Pulaski, or
the thundering down of Gibraltar, or
the overthrow of the llastile. It was
the crossing of the Jordan at the time
of the spring freshet. The snows of
Mount Lebanon had just been melting
and they poured down into the valley.
and the whole valley was a raging tor
rent. So the Canaanites stand on one
bank and they look across and see
Joshua and the Israelites, and they
laugh and say: "Aha' aha! they can
not disturb us in time until the fresh
ets fall; it is impossible for them to
reach us." Hut after awhile they look
across the water and they see a move
ment in the army of Joshua. They say.
what s the matter now? Why, there
must be a panic among these troops,
and they are going to fly, or perhaps
they are going to try to march across
Jordan. Joshua is a lunatic. Hut
Joshua, the chieftain, looks at his army
and cries: "rorward, march! and they
start for the bank of the Jordan.
One mile ahead go two priests carry
ing a glittering box four feet long and
two feet wide. It is the ark of the cov
enant. And they come down, and no
sooner do they just touch the rim of the
water with their feet than by an al
mighty fiat, Jordan parts. The army
of Joshua marches right on without
getting their feet wet, over the bottom
of the river, a path of chalk and broken
shells and pebbles, until they get to the
other bank. Then they lay hold of the
oleanders and tamarisks and willows
and pull themselves up a bank thirty or
forty feet high and, having gained the
other bank, they clap their shields and
then cymbals, and sing the praises ox
the God of Joshua. Hut no sooner have
they reached the bank than the waters
begin to dash and roar, and with a terrific
rush they break loose from their strange
anchorage. Out yonder, thirty miles of
distance they halted. On this side the
waters roll off toward the salt sea. Hut
as the hand of the Lord God is taken
away from the thus uplifted waters-
waters perhaps uplifted half a mile as
the almighty hand is taken away, those
waters rush down, and some of the un
believing Israelites say: "Alas, alas.
what a misfortune! Why could not
those waters have stayed parted? lie-
cause, perhaps, we may want to go back.
Would it not have been a more com
plete miracle if the Lord had parted the
waters to let us come through and kept
them parted to let us go back if we are
defeated?" My friends, God makes no
provision for a Christian's retreat- He
clears the path all the way to Canaan.
To go back is to die. The same gate
keepers that swing back the amethys
tine and crystalline gates of the Jordan
to let Israel pass through now swing-
shut the amethystine and crystalline
gate of the Jordan to keep the Israelites
from going back. I declare it in your
hearing to-day, victory ahead, water
thirty feet deep in the rear, triumph
ahead, Canaan ahead, behind you death
and darkness and woe and hell.
Hut this is no place for the host to
stop. Joshua gives the command, "ror
ward march!" In the distance there is
a long grove of trees and at the end of
the grove la s city. It is a city of
bors, a city with the walls seeming to
reach to the heaven,- to buttress the
very sky. It is the great metropolis
that eommans the mountain pass. It
is Jericho. That city was afterward
captured by Pompey, and it was after
ward captured by Herod the Great, and
it was afterward captured by the Mo
hammedans, but this campaign the
Lord plans. There shall be no swords.
no shields, no battering ram. There
shall be only one weapon of war and
that a ram s horn. The horn of the
slain ram was sometimes taken and
holes were punctured in it and then the
musician would pat the instrument to
his lips and he w.ould run his fingers
over this rude musical instrument and
make a great deal of sweet harmony for
the people. That was the only kind of
weapon. Several priests were to take
these rude, rustic musical instruments
and they were to go around the city
every day for six daysonce a day for
six aays ana uea on tne seventn aay
they were to go around blowing? these
rude musical instruments seven times,
and then at the close of the seventh
blowing of the rams1 horns on the
seventh day the peroration of the whole
scene was to be a shout at which those
great wails should tumble from cap
stone to oase.
- I ae seven priests with the rude mu
sical instruments pass ell around the
city walu on Use iirst day, end a fail
ure, Hot so much as piece of pliiewr
tecktt loos ir&tsx waU tc w $4c
as a loosened rock, not so much, as a
piece of mortar lost from its place.
There," say the unbelieving Israelites,
"didn't I tell you so? Why, those min
isters are fools. The idea of going
around the city with those musical in
struments and expecting in that way to
destroy it! Joshua has been spoiled; he
thinks because he has overthrown and
destroyed tbe spring- freshet, he can
overthrow the stone wall. Why, it is
not philosophic Don't you see there is
no relation between the blowing of
these musical instruments" and the
knocking down of the wall? It isn't
philosophy." The second day, the
priests blowing the musical instruments
go around the city, and a failure. Third
day, and a failure; fourth day, and &
failure; fifth day, and a failure; sixth
day, and a failure. The seventh day
comes, the climacteric day. Joshua is
up early in the morning and examines
the troops, walks all around about,
looks at the city wall. The priests
start to make the circuit of the city.
They go ail around once, all around
twice, three times, four times, five
times, six times, seven times, and a fail
ure. There is only one more thing to do.
and that Is to utter a great shout.
Joshua feels that the hour has come,
and he cried out to his host: "Shout!
for the Lord hath given you the city!"
All the people began to cry: "Down,
Jericho, down Jericho! and the long
line of solid masonry began to quiver
and to move and to roclc Stand from
under! She falls! Crash, go the walls,
the temples, the towers, the palaces; the
air blackened with the dust. The huzza
of the victorious Israelites and the
groan of the conquered Canaanites com
mingle, and Joshua, standing there in the
debris of the wall, hears a voice saying:
1 here shall not any man be able to
stand before thee all the days of thy
Only one house spared. Who lives
there? Some great King? No. Some
woman distinguished for great kindly
deeds? No. She had been conspicuous
for her crimes. It is the house of
Rahab. Why was her house spared?
Itecause she had been a great sinner?
No, because she repented, demonstrat
ing to all the ages that there is mercy
for the chief of sinners.
The red cord of Divine injunction
reaching from her window to tho ground,
so that when the people saw that red
cord they knew it was the divine indica
tion that they should not dis turb the
premises; making us think of the divine
cord of a Saviour's deliverance, the red
cord of a Saviour's kindness the red
cord of a Saviour's mercy, the red cord
of our rescue. Mercy for tho chief of
sinners. Put your trust in that xl and
no damage shall befall you. "When our
world shall be more terribly suirrounded
than was Jericho, even by tho trumpets
of the judgment day, and the hills and
the mountains, the metal bones and ribs
of nature, shall break, they who have
had Itahab's faith shall havu Rahab's
W hen wrapt in Ore the realms of either alow,
And heaven's laat thunder slialcea tbe earth
Thou undismayed ahalt o'er the ruins smile,
And I'Kht tliy tore u at nature m luneral pile.
Hut Joshuas troops m y not halt
here. The command is: "Forward,
march!" There is the city oi Ai; it must
be taken?. A scouting party comes back
and savs: "Joshua, wo can oV that with
out you; it is going to be a very easy
job; you just stay here while we go and
capture it." They march with a small
regiment in front of that city. 1 he men
of Ai look at them and give one yell.
and the Israelites run liki-- reindeer.
The Northern troops at Hull Run did
not make such rapid time as these
Israelites with the Canaaaiites after
them. They never cut such a sorry
figure as when they were on. the retreat.
Anybody that goes out in the battles of
God with only half a force, instead of
your taking the men of A i tho men of
Ai will take you. j.ook at tne tnurcu
of God on the retreat. The Hornesian
cannibals ate up Munson, the mission'
ary. "rail back! said a great many
Christian people "Kali back, O, Church.
of God! llornoo will never "be taken.
Don't you see the Hornesian cannibals
have eaten up Munson, the missionary?
Tyndall delivers his lecture at the Uni
versity of Glasgow and a great many
good people say: "rail back. O, Church
of God! Don't you see that Christian
philosophy is going to be overcome by
worldly philosophy? rail back:. '
Geology plunges the crowbar into the
mountains, and there are a great many
people say: "Scientific investigation is
going to overthrow the Mosaic account
of the creation. Fall bitck!" Friends
of the church have never had any right
to fall back. Joshua fails on his face
in chagrin. It is the only time you see
the back of his head. He falls on his
face and begins to whine, and he says
"O, Lord God. wherefore hast Thou at
all brought this people over Jordan to
deliver us into the hand of the Amorites
to destroy us? Would to God we had
been content and dwelt on the other
side of the Jordan! For the Canaanites
and all the inhabitants of the land shall
hear of it, and shall environ us round
and cut off our names from the earth.
I am very glad Joshua said that. He
fore it seemed as if he were a super
natural being, and therefore could not
be an example to us; but I find he is a
man, he is only a man. Just as some
times you find a man under severe op
position, or in a bad state of physical
health, or worn out with overwork, ly
ing down and sighing about every thing;
God comes and rouses him. How does
He rouse him? Ky complimentary apos
trophe? No. He says: 4Get thee up.
Wherefore liest thou upon thy face?"
Joshua rises, and I warrant you with a
mortified look. Rut his old courage
comes back. The fact was, that was
not his battle. If he had been in it he
would have gone on to victory. He
gathers his troops around him and says:
"Now let us go up and capture the city
of Ai; let us go up right away."
They march on. He puts the majority
of the troops behind a ledge of rocks in
the night, and then he sends compara
tively small regiments up in front of the
etty. The men of Ai come out with a
shout. The small regiments of Israel
ites in stratagem fall back and fall
back, and when all the men of Ai have
left the city and are in pursuit of these
scattered or seemingly scattered regi
ments, Joshua stands on a rock.
The men rush out from behind the
rocks and take tbe city and it is put to
the torch, and then these Israelites in
the city march down and the flying reg
iments of Israelites return, and be
tween the two waves of Israeli tish
prowess the men of Ai are destroyed
and the Israelites gain the victory.
Hut this is no place for the host of
Joshua to stop. "Forward, march!"
cries Joshua to the troops. There is the
city of Gibeon. It has put itself under
the protection of Joshua. They send
word, "There are five Kings after us;
tht y are going to destroy us; send troops
quick; send us help right away." Joshua
has a three days march more than
donble quick. On the morning of the
third day he is before the enemy. There
are two long lines of battle. The bat
tle opens with great slaughter, but the
Canaanites soon discover something-.
They say: "That is Joanna; that is the
man wbo conquered the spring freshet
and knocked down the stone wall and
destroyed the city of At There
is co use fighting-." And they
Bound a retreat, and as they be-g-isi
to retreat, Joshua and his host
spring upon them like a panta&r, po?
Tria OTsr U ygis, n4 We
Canaanites with sprained ankles and i
gashed foreheads retreat the catapults
of the sky pour a volley of hailstones
into the valley and all the artillery of ;
the heavens with bullets of iron pound
the Canaanites against the ledges of
01" says Joshua, "this is surely a
victory." "But do you not see the sun
is going down? Those Amorites are go
ing to get away after all, and then they
will come up some other time and
bother us and perhaps destroy us."
See, the sun is going down. Oh, for a
longer day than has ever been seen in
this climate! Has he fallen in a spo
pletic fit? No; he is in prayer. Look
out when a good man makes the Lord
Joshua raised his face, radiant with
prayer, and looks at the descending sun
over Gibeon and at the faint crescent of
the moon. Pointing- one hand at the
descending- sun and the other at the
faint crescent of the moon, in the name
of that God who shaped the worlds and
moves the worlds, he cried: "Sun,
stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou.
moon, in the valley of Ajalon." 1 hey
halted. Whether it was by refraction
of the sun's rays or by the stopping of
the whole planetary systoem 1 do not
know and do not care. I leave it to the
Christian scientists and the infidel
scientists to settle that question, while
I tell you 1 have seen the same thing.
'What: say you, "not the sun stand
still?" Yes. The same miracle is per
formed nowadays. The wicked do not
live out half their day and the sun sets
at noon. Hut let a man start out for
God and the truth and against sin and
the day of his usefulness is prolonged
and prolonged and prolonged.
Uolert McCheyne was a consumptive
Presbyterian. It was aaid when he
preached, he coughed so it seemed as
if he would never preacli again. His
name is fragrant in all Christendom,
that name mightier to-day than was
ever his living presence. He lived to
preach the Gospel in Abeivleen, Ldin-
burg and Dundee, but he went away
very early. He pee ached himself into
the grave. Has Robert MoCheyne's sun
set? Is Robert McCheyne's day ended?
O, no! His dying delirium was filled
with prayer, and when he lifted his
hand to pronounce the benediction upon
his family, and the benediction upon
his country, he seemed to say: "I can
not die now; I want to live on and on.
I want to start an influence for the
Church that will never cease. I am
only 30 years of age. Sun of my Chris
tian ministry, stand still over Scotland."
And it stood still.
A long time ago there was a Christian
woman very consecrated, and she had a
drunken husband, and so on came the
night of domestic trouble. She lost her
children, and there came the night of
bereavement. She was very ill, and
there came the night of sickness. Her
soul departed, and the re came the night
of death. Hut all these nights of
trouble, and darkness, and sorrow, and
sickness were illumined by the grace of
the Gospel; and people came many
miles to see how cheerfully a Christian
could die. The miion that illumined
that night of trou'ole was a reflection
from the Sun of righteousness. In
the last hour of thut night that night
of darkness and sickness and misfor
tune, as she lifted her hand toward
Heaven, those who stood nearest her
pillow could hear the whisper for she
wanted to live on in the generations
that were to follow, consecrated to God;
she wanted to have an influence long
after she hud entered upon her eternal
reward, and while her hand was lifted
and her lips were moving, those who
stood nearest ber pillow could hear her
say: "Thou moon, stand still in the
valley of Ajalon."
Hut Joshua was not quite throngh.
There was time fovr five funerals before
the sun of that prolonged day set. Who
will preach their funeral sermon?. Maa
sillon preached the funeral sermon
over Louis XVI. Who will preach the
funeral sermon of those five dead
Kingii King of Jerusalem, King of
Hebron, K ing of J armuth, K ing of
Lachish, King of Kglon? Let it be
Joshua. What is bis text? "There
shall not any man b ; able to stand be
fore thee all the davs of thy life."
Hut I fore you fasten up the door I
want five more Kings beheaded and
thrust in: King Alcohol, King Fraud,
King Lust. King Superstition, King In
fidelity. Then fasten up the door for
ever. What shull tho inscription and
what shall the epitaph be? For all
Christian philanthropists of all ages are
going to come and look at it. What
shall the inscription be? "There shall
not any man be able to stand before
thee all the days of thy life."
Hut it is time for Joshua to go home.
He is 110 years old. Washington went
down the Potomac and at Mount Vernon
closed his days. Wellington died peace
fully at Apsley House, aow, where
shall Joshua rest? Why, he is to have
his greatest battle now. After 110 years
he has met a king who has more sub
jects than all the present population of
the earth, his throne a pyramid of
skulls, his parterre the graveyards and
cemeteries of the world, his chariot the
world's hearse the king of terrors.
Hut if this is Joshua's greatest
battle it is going to be Josh
ua's greatest victory. He gathers
his friends around him and
gives his valedictory, and it is full of
reminiscence. Young men tell what
they are going to do; old men tell what
they have done. And as yon have heard
a grandfather or great grandfather,
seated by the evening fire, tell of Mon
mouth or Y'orktown, and they lift the
crutch or staff as though it were a mus
ket, to fight and show how the old
battles were won so Joshua gathers
his friends around his dying- couch, and
he tells them the story of what he has
been through, and as he lies there, his
white locks snowing down on his
wrinkled forehead, I wonder if God has
kept his promise all the way through.
As he lies there he tells the story one.
two or tliree times you have heard old
people tell a story two or three times
over and he answers: I go
the - way of all the earth, and
not one word of the promise baa
failed, not one word thereof has failed:
all has come to pass, not one word
thereof has failed." And then he turns
to his family, as a dying parent will.
and says: ''Choose now whom you will
serve, the God of Israel, or the God of
the Amorites. As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord." A dying pa
rent can not be reckless or thoughtless
in regard to his children. Consent to
part with them forever at the door of
the tomb we can not. By the cradle in
which their infancy was rocked, by the
bosom on which they first lay, by the
blood of the covenant, by the God of
Joshua, it shall not be. We will not
part, we can not part Jehovah J ireh,
we take Thee at Thy promise. "I will
be a God to thee and thy seed after
Dead, the old chieftain must be laid
out. Handle him very gently; that
sacred body is over 110 years of age.
Lay him out, stretch out thse feet that
walked dry shod the parted Jordan.
Close those lips which helped blow the
blast at which the walls of Jericho fell.
Fold the arm that lifted the spear
toward the -doomed city of AL Fold it
right over the heart that exulted when
the five Kings fell. But where shall we
get the burnished granite for the head
stone and the footstone? I bethink zny-
1 self now, 1 imagine for the kcad it shall
be tne sua that stood stlu upon Gibeon,
and for the toot the ntooa &few4 kus
vCil 4 We ?iier o Ato-. -
a m taplranat RBnl4r
"Here, B.li, take this chair," said the
"An" let you stand?" said tbe cus
tomer. "1 don't want ye to stand on
my account a mlnit."
-Get tin drcfSe partionlar all to once,
ain't ye?" sa d the grocery man. "I've
knowed things to stand on your account
over a year. "
And the outcome of the argument
which followed was the transferor Bill's
account to the other store. Detroit
Blessings of Wealth. American
(proudly) "1 understand that all yonr
sons are engaged to American girls."
Lord Toplofty "All but one, tbe eld
est He, being belr to the estate, can
afford to marry an English girt. N. Y.
Willie (wbo has eaten h i apple)
"Mabel, let's play Adam and Eve. You
be Eve and I'll be Adam." Mabel "All
right Weil?" Willie "Now you
tempt me to eat your apple and 111 suc
cumb." The Uostoniau.
"There is only one hope," said tbe
lawyer. "A little weeping may move
the jury." "Great Scott! Mr. Brief,"
said the defendant's son, "don't advise
mother to weep If she does, she'il
swamp tbe court." Harper's Bazar.
The lungs play a most Important part in
the machinery of life. It is essential that
they tohoufd be kept in good repair. Nature
has endowed this oraa of life with won
derful recuperative power. Many instances
are on record where the lungs have been shot
through with a leaden bullet and the wound
3uickly healing. Therefore none should
espuir when they diet-over tnat their Iuiik
areaffected. Frequently tbe lungs become
ore and ulcerated and Dy an ignorant doc
tor pronounced consumption and worthless
remedies applied, with serious rusults.
When the lung's feel sore and breathing
painful the proper remedy llr. John Buli's
Sarsapuritla. Its tendency is to hcttl all
ulcerations either internal or exteruul.
Many an invalid whose ca was pronounced
hopeiess baa been restored 10 vigorous
health by a timely use of this excellent com
pound. If you will not try this remedy you
have only yourself to blame if you do not
Do Tits doctors take a vacation in the
summer because it is a healthy season, or is
It a henlihy season because they Utke a va
tion! Fliefrende Blatter.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That
Contain At ere tary,
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smell and completely derange the whole sys
tem when entering it through the mucous
surfaces. Such articles should never bo
used except on prescriptions lrom reputable
physicians, as the damage they will do is ten
fold to the good you can derive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F- J.
Chenoy & Co., Toledo, O , contains no mer
cury, and is taken internally and acts di
rectly upon the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh
Cure be sure and getthegi nuine. Itistaxen
internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F.
J. Cheney & Co.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle.
i many Idol words in the Ian
3 heathen. PittsburKb Chrou
Borne Down with Infirmities,
Age finds its surest sol. ee in the benignant
touio aid afforded by Hosteller's Stuuiach
Bitters, which counteracts rheumatic and
malarial tendencies, relieves growing
inactivity of the kidneys, nud is tho finest
remedy extaut for disorders of the stomach,
liver and bowels. Nervousness, too with
which old people are very apt to be afflict
ed, is promptly relieved by it.
Consipkb the man who Is always punct
ual how much timo ho wastes waiting for
other people. Elinira Gaze:to.
Bbfokb the use of Prickly Ann Bitters
became general tbrouKhout the ISouth and
West, it was a fearful dose of iiU Ahm,"
and daily doses of qui tune, that was forced
down the throats of sufferers from all ma
larial troubles, in place of such obnoxious,
harrowing curatives. Prickly Ash Bitters,
with its mild, soothing action now holds
supreme sway, aud after one trial, its use
when necessary, is forever established.
You who have sick-headaches, sour stom
achs, diseased liver or kidneys, can do no
better than to give it a trial.
MPirA, whv do they call this census re
port from Washington a rough count I"
"because It has Dot been tiled yet, my son."
A child cannot tell what ails it. A shrewd
mother will not take chauces but will try
Dr. Bull's Worm DeHtroyers at once. Don't
let your druggist sell you any other kind of
worm candy. Bull s is thu best.
Tdr office of a dentist Is also a studio.
While be is drawing those about him are
making music and duueiug. N.O. Picayune.
Throat Disease commence with a Cough,
Cold, or Sore Throat. lirwnm Ituchuu
Trocitta" give Immediate relief. Aoit unly in
bases. Price 25 cts.
Thi reason why a cow wears horns Is be
cause she's got two. isiuguumtoa Leader.
To bkoclatk the stomach, liver and bowels,
and promote diuesiion, take one of Carter'!
Little laver Pills every night. Try them.
Thi anatomist Is the man who can give
us the surest "iuside information." Puck.
FoRTirT Foeble Lunfrs Afralnst Winter
with Hale's Honey of ilorehouud nnd Tar.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one iniuute.
It Is a bright man that can tell the ace of
s saw by looking at Its teeth N Y. Ledger.
Bronchitis is cured by frequent small
doses of P iso's Cure for Consumption.
THE GENERAL. MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY. Iec. Z4
CATTLE 8hfpphiK steers. . .1 33 tm 4
llutrlier' steers... 2 M m 8 f0
Native oow 2 im m 1 yu
IKKifl Goo-t to choice heavy S mi b si
WHEAT No. 2 rtl t m tfci
No. 2 hard (-3 W tvfti
CO It S So. -A 4'-x
OATS No. 2 44 44L
BYE No. 2 Mi fcOtfl
KLolJli IHtent, per sack 2 30 m 1
rancy 2 10 at 2 li
HAY Haled 1 W m to au
BUTTE It Choice creamery.. 2u 'tt
t'HEK&K Full cream m Wl
K;iitt choice mr 20
BACON II utiia 10 m 11
Shoulders 5 63
bides - 7 4 H
LARD feiq 6
POTATOES n m W
CATTLE fihtppln ter I OT S 4 TO
Butchers' steers... I in tm 1 a
HCKta PackinK t W
8HKKI' Kuir to choice m M ft VI
rUU'K Choice S tki 4tf 7
WHEAT No. 2 red t'4 a Uj
COKN-No. 1 47 m 47
OATS No. 2 42 4 4'4
BYE No. 2 67 m 64
BUTTEK Creamery 22 m i
POKK 6J m 9 874
CATTLE Bblpplnjr steers in f 4 73
HCMJS- Peeking and ship pins; 7t 4m s o
SHEEP Fair to choice 4 00 m ft 00
KlL'B Winter wtieat 4 40 m 00
WHEAT No. 3 red. to) 44 bl K
CORN No. 2 .'. 41
OATS No. 40i 4'4,
BYE Na 2 6A CM
BUTTE K Cpvamcry 22 26
POKE 7 60
CATTLE Common to prime. bo m 4 90
HK Oood to cIioh- 5ft 8 70
rivOl'H Good to choice 4 40 4 & 10
WHEAT No. 2 red 3 m 1 U4
OOKN-Xo.1....,, 61 W tl
OAT W wtcrn mixed 47 W SO
BUTTEtt Creamery IS e 234
in fin m 1 an
HURTS AND ILLS
CF mo BESST.
C hi 1 Ore a KnJ oy
The p'easnnt flavor, gentle action and
soothing eilects of Syrup of Flya, when la
need of a laxaiive and xf tho father or moth
er bo costive or bilious the most gruilf vlug
results fotlow its us, so tha.t it is the besi
family remedy kuowu and every family
should have a bo tie.
"Wot do yon put up that ai(rn. 'Hands
off, on tho outside of our buildiujrl "Be
cause my uiou are on a strike." Bonus
The most potent remedies for the en re of
di&eane have been disaovered by evciacnt.
The h rat dose of Ir. febailenbei ger Anti
dote for Malaria whs uiven, as an exieri
mnt, to an old lady almost dying from the
effects of Malaria, on whom Quinine acted
as a poison. Lt cured her; and a siti-
d dVse has cured thousands siucc- It is
the only known Antidote for the poisou of
klaiaria. Sold hy Druggists.
A new disease, diphtheria of the eye, h as
appeared in Itostott. Strabismus of tuo
thrust may be expected nexu Lowell Cour
I was taken sick with ulcers on the left
lung. Doctors fruve me up to die, but a
friend got me some Bud s Saraiarill and
before! used one bo t lie 1 got better, and
alter usiutc it two months 1 am at work
attain. YV m. A. Brcokins, Goldwatcr,
A ui! hired a room under a doctor's office
so thtt the doctors mlgut work over hi in in
case of au emersreney.
Millions of women use Dobbins Electric
Soap daily, and say it is the bent and cheap,
eat. II they are riht. viu ouflit to us it
If wrong, e rr.nl only will show you. Buy a
bar of your grocer aud try it next Monday.
A maw doesn't have to understand mill
tary luetics to drill a nolo. nlruiiufc ham
ALt. disorders mused hy a bilious atte of
the. s stem can be curM by using t'uru;r s
Little Liver Piils. No pain, griping or dis
comfort attcndiug their use. Try the in.
It may be said of a nmn who invests In a
quarry thut his lot is a hard one.
Thk more you pelt a tanner the better he
likes Ik Pittsburgh Dispute a.
FOB FIFTY YEARS.
Swift Specific S. S. S. has a
it has been
soi ts of blood
Mr. Henry V. Smith, of Bclmonl, West
Virginia, (ay: " He considers his cure
ol Scrofula by S. S. 8., on of tho most
wonderful on record. He had the disease
of the worst type all his lile until he wis
22 years of age. and hfs whole youth was
embittered by R. Of course he had alt
sorts of treatment, but nothing benefited
him permanently until he took S. S. S
which cleansed tho poison from bis sys
tem, and cured bim sound and wail."
pimple to the worst types of scrofula and blood poison.
lloolce on Blood mmA Skin DUeuei Preo.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ca
On two ounce bottle of Pur Vaseline, 10 ols.
On two ounce bottle Vaseline Pomade, 15 "
One jar of Vaseline Cold Cream 15 "
On cake of Vaseline Camphor let 10 "
n tu n mi ant'Mn in b Porn
tli.m- Niifr n- id l nu. h rtt-iB.i;. - urn. I t.r aril-!, i-
nuil TcurriMvL A t.uKtc u( 1ILI K kKAL VAltvLIKK In by ll 4 riaT-tat ! ri
CHESEBROUCH M'F'C CO..
NO PAUPER LABOR MADE THIS.
pearl, 36c i praaiac, TOct btMSdlna-, Moi (raiUng,
PMAMI TM1S PArSKd
: '4 RELIEVES INSTANILY. I ---?t3Vt
ALLARO'S SfJOV LINIMENT
I . avA H bbV O 1j "fZT 1 SO TT "ST .
IT IS THE MOST PENETRATING LIK1MLNT IK THE
OOU) UmiL, FAIUB, lb78.
W. SAKKlt & CO.'S
44 i xo
r awf la tta prrparat -wis. U haw
) M larx af M MrflM off
Utu in.Xctl trc.t, A true root
or Sugar, and is l.irrvt.i tar eUWtJ
rvy. It ta ck.iciuua. aMriukijg.
tmif-rh'-ritnc, La,bj -y Uh.mti.0,
n4 :c .ralxy m4a4t fur Id!
u wut kj lor pciauua la AcaJtb.
bold rr Crocrni i i in j w In i p.
W. BAXEB. & C0 Dorchester. Mass.
READ THIS LETTER
"For Tsrs I has boam mirtrd with tWf
jTMr-t ln, CniuilputtuB and !), I tia.
tri-l m.11 thn tncHlirinc I cnil1 ajot hold of.
but all In vain. Kvn ni y ptayt,fcUina could
tintrrllrui)r etti In tn mrtn
tm I strufci; l-d under g rr-Mt pain. I.i ( was
m burden. Two wackiMo 1 mw tlia C hjf-mjra
Tlni," srifi my rym fell on an Adverts.
slit of Tutt's I'll I. 1 derided to try thm
They hare worked sfondurt tally. Tbey keep
cue rt.Mw, don't Dake ine sick. cl mean
spltlla and an ruririi; Kny ritl j I am
trust sud mi walk any distance. It I tiaul
tad tlieeB pill five Ve-nra aico tlxry would
bsfcasved um eiU.OOO; buttheylimrnfc4
kajy Ufa. lc-t. tli arltlc(d rvcrywlifra k now
tiielx value, which Is beytmd cipraMlon."
TULltALU IX'3fl, feprlnrfWld. O.
Tutt's Xiver Pills
AMIVILATK TUB TOeO,
I I Ch u.a'g. Variety ofCrona. a rirW Om.
ti THOMAS ESSEX, Und Committltmr,
1.IT I Aat Rot a.. . - A JtaWA&lkAaS.
SST llaTI TV-MS aaaay aaaaaaiB (Ms
', hajnih. Ki4a- Ftie
Lb'tr 1" la Infancy
4 - T " " l - - 'r
K -f" l7 nru.'
HAVE YQU3D MFS
Bfae,nSWJ-t Pkw tLr Ky O
TTs-e W TOXIC KXIIlTi..M K. r..-Am
to Ib las-tat. bej (,.,( tH-ca, t -i SIJ 2 .-
-. !rl lkllUt-, IndlwM:, J.lrr
4 es.ut.plai.lBt, Fv nasal --, taT A
Wt. I"' ' -ifi lTit r.H t K. Un:syiwrM y
Mrflat E frOX. AT, hi law Si. iVAiSAS.
a ill THIS ris.r-z.al a.md smb. fmm tns
Fiiaicn c tiMi, fi
f-9 TDISO-S REMEDY FOR CATAKUU. & st Casfrt to tw. f7
5 Clitipt--U Iu-Mf Is linn.odiaUs. JL cue Is veiuuu. i-ur f 3
f l Cold m Uio llond H lij.snoe?iiiuJ. r J
Y i il li Ji Ointment, ol whu-ti matl rian.lf! Is fcppUcU U. Ue I i
fc if K.ta by lrup:;it. r wnt hy Bi"ll. f i
rl AdOrcM. K. T. ii.AZKL.-r: .t, Aural, !. lrJ
V - -srrire
I rl II Si.' 4
Takes 1000 people to buy
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
at 50 cents a bottle, to make
One failure to cure would
take the profit from 4000
Its makers profess to cure
"cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if they
fail they pay S500 for their
o ve r-confidence,
Not in newspaper words
but in Juxrct cash Think of
what confidence it takes to
put that in the papers and,
Its makers believe in tha
Remedy. Isn't it worth a
trial? Isn't any trial prefer
able to catarrh ?
After all, the mild agencies
are the best. Perhaps they
work more slowly, but they
work surely. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are an acliz
agency but quiet and tnilii.
They're sugar-coated, easy to
take, never shock nor derange
the system and half their pow
er is in the mild way in which
their work is done. Small
est, cheapest, easiest to take."
One a dose. Twenty-five cents
a viaL Of all druggists. "
record enjoyed by no other
s. 8. a.
. PtTREI.Tr .
For One Dollar
3 eat as tf c1l. we will dellrvr.
frro tf ail rhortreti. to i
la fa laltfel Kij.tr. U il,t r,.i.
tow i Mir srllrles rarrfsllf rar4 la
a a eat boxi
Oftt eaks of Vatsliu Soap, unseen ted 10 cts.
On caie of Vaseline Soap, scented 25 "
On two ounco bottle of White Vaseline 25 u
Or W -Tf j w7 tattjla (wOel Ml Uh pri.
t rare-fill to rrpt only fntilnr
a; hi I- r-tiilti Lurrri In takr VAfcl.l.
p i.e. (m
o ) ou tba
nn lirilttin "It h.iui .n.- Btirl til u
24 State Street, New York.
a fin S-ljfcde. U :' h. a i.LiJ. Kb it I - '
I in.h Ix-at afl atieatrs, W teiiia. Hl'kf lXC
lull tLjiiio Aiia i in. ti iiu'ira, t"ntf.il, ai.wa,
Uuiluv axrwuna laiur.l. s.. . t,ct fr.p
5 S Street.
Hr! cv J
ANO CHRONIC RHEUMATISM,
WORLD! SOLO BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
BOILING WATER OR MILK.
LABELLED 1-2 LB. TINS ONLY.
Writs at onr for oor HOl.lll A V wad rl.t
I44 V OVUD4 t'4T4l.'Xl K. 8i.l y. ur
oarr, and i.lreaji n..w. .JOaf J TOHaL. IT.
SAMPLES OFDRYGOo'dSSENT UPOJt REQUEST.
araaju tua r Area. ( r
PANTS oh"b S3
tiaaj at tha Knee. ft -inTfirc-ert In
the Oolcii. 1 liriiffh Mirn-'k,
Vri' for M rop mui T'i r r
Guerantre aaulaf av-ti'a or it fun 4 money.
Great Western Gustos Pants Co.,'
?- W. M'MMtarf Ai, KaOMa City. 34a.
A PwOEEER OH THIEF
In be4Ur than tne tyuj scale absent wbo Wti-s 7x
a aTuepot truth tnal the
Jones' $60. 5 Ton Wagon Seals
Is not a standard sr-ala, and ennui to any msria.
for free book aud price list, address
Jones ot ingnaniton, Bingfeamton, H.T.
rt tl.e rtutj . Pr-rnr.: is s-i-t
jUaaete. Btf YiiUt Ave.' Kew YaC
E.GeaES VAfaTED !
W want to aw ur ptnyit , m - fi r ni
arby (.t U n'l-'f.LA. trJfHt. IirUI J liid
o suiell a frriti. muL syatpatnt. Ui eny aii'irri,
WIUE 4. WAKE. St-aC rar. ITu ulder Vuuni I mi.
TstariBsiY i.m a, yu-. for boj saO Liria.
Our Little BIa aa4 Wntea, 41 a r Vut &ayiasjr
Mii'UHD,"rUje..r. F .r basky.
mrui rjiwripUiHiivoD, aUrTB B.OT 03 OfcTOJt
WlUf UUa Fasysa imt 7
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