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VOL. 81. WOODSTOCK VIRGINIA, FKIDAV, AUGUST 5,1898. SO. 33. ?ftfls/alvDOAft tti?/si-P ***LPUBLISHEL' WEEKLY BY Jqf?N H. GRABILL. - -SCHSCKIi'lTO**? $1.00 Per Year. Invariably in Advance. Allco-uuiunicatiousot a privat nature a il I becu.iri/rd tor aa advertising. THE HKl'AU) JOB OFFICE ii complete in eveii respect. Wuik dom tt-i ?hort notice and on tbe moat reasonable* erms. SffaV?siMsfiO^Tt ttW-U* ? Advertising Kates. A vertiaemeuts will be inserted at hi duliur per square of ten line, or le.., lor tbo first insertion, and 60 cent? toi e t subsequent insertion. tyi-iuaiterb or yearly advert?s?, tut by contract. fe#"T'nles6 the number of instrtuti? i it.ai keil upon the manuscript, advert?.? menta Mill be piiblitbed until loibiuiWn * ml ebanad PROFESSIONAL CARDS J a. WILLIAMS. Bf, i?Mil.l.lA.Ms \\ 11.1.1 A M 8 ft BROTHER, Attorneya - at - Law tt'OiipsliipK. VA. Practice m the Conns of ShSBandoah, Knckiiigbam, Page, Pradarlck ami War lea caaatiea, also in the Conn ?>i *.pp? ala ul Virginia and in the United Statt* tritt Court. *"?"?*'??pecia. a:tentiun given to the Bol ectiou of claims. May 15, -t-tl w. K. Ai.KMM.i i:. a n. WCXDBB, Wlaaaaaaar, Va. vv..o.i?t..ck, V?. ALEXASDEB ft Wl NfiKK Attomeys-at-Law, WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA. la Court iioust- yard.) f3T P'oiupt alt ution to ail legal bnsi Ursa. Ml. Alexander willatteud tagolarl) alii the county and circuit coiui? Ol 81 I doau con atv teb. .cj'''i? m. L wALttiN. a. o.arwMAN, IT ALTOS ft WALTON w Attorneys-at-Law, WOlJD.-slOLK, VA. Practice in ail tin- Coarta of Baenao doab and adjuiuing eoaatiaa, ia tbo Bo prams Dear! uf Appvals, ai d is lb? cuii and ltistiiet Court? of tbeUultedi State?. Special attention tocollection of claim?. Oct. -.'0. t. ! r. B. TAYBBBBB. j M BA08BBBAN ?PAVKX: E i & BAUSERMAX, Attorneys-at-Law. W ?ODBTOCK, VA. Jniv-'i-n. 1)1. W. S. CUSE, Resident Physician. ; lay or ni.'lii. ? tf. 1) 1!. W. (. FORD II.i- located in Woon-ei rx k au ; " I Mr. It. II. ,'.sr. Bay ? i? i?*. BOLMBSCONRAD. p. w. MAOBCDBB aJONUAl) ft M.U.liTlH'K, Attorneys - at - Law. WOODSTOCK, VA. Nov. 88. HO ii n. C. 0 KLAUS.): I V. M. .1. rOLTOB ?fYFLAHEKTY ft FULTON, ATTOKNEVS--AT-LAW. PSOMT ROYAL, VA. Praet.ie m all the Court? and can nieei clients for ooD.i nation at M on Court day or at auj time partie? ma.? a lab. Kkkkkk.nck.? : Kumt Royal National Hank, ami Hank ol Warren. iau. 4?1?. I vu. .1. B. BUSH, Dentist. wooD*yrocK, va Established in IBBP, Office near Court House. 'I emu* Cash. May ?f-l*f. I*)R. T. F. LOCRE, Resident Dentist, Office, Main St., W00tt*ST*0CX| Va. ri^i^blorolorm, ether and cocaine nsed f jr painless extraction of leetb. !)ec. -id-lj-. D I'.. .1. M. BROW**, Ii ?. laaaasd hi? pratsBias at TOM'S BKOOK, aJROlNIA. Piouipt attention ?IH aa given ?o al ual s, flota bisold patron? lu the Fort, OH Cedar (reek or nearer home. mar. ?if.?tf. E&rVjt\.BiW.lla^i^Tj 1878. J. F. Saun & Co. WHOLESALE Produce Commission Merchant? MO Louirtittna Avenue. Wasbiugtoii, ?? D 0. Solicit shipmeiits of every inarketab ??rodnct???<> matter what ?of the Para Dairy, Poultry an?! Btae* ?.vrd Shipper. paid daily the highext wholasale pri?e. St ?.ear? (aVBI -?U in thin city) ol ?iicce? ful expel it-nee i? guarantee ot our bus.lit ? ability to bandle ah? passais BBtlsfaclorll; Refer to pr'?onet?.r ol BBBAI D and Cit. zena' National Bank of Washington oil D. C. I'-'O mar. '*-5 ij. ? nuiu un WOOD8TCH K. VIRGINIA. ira. J. H. WILLIAMS, Principal. Fifteenth ,11 ? III I" k'l'' Kl Ti:\lBKH l.'.Hil-? Every ? red in the art depart ???ut. Painting on Can va?. Chin? I ?diy taught, ?So Crayon work. vkA'FEE AND LOVEfT Barbers, atavia ?... <i. opi'i.s.iu ti.t> do.I.ii" t' to of Moiety A Al ??ell. IV riSBBsS aadfoll*n attaatioa at ? i blepriee?. ???r.irt i>. Ml 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE Trade M-.R..S Designs Copyrights Ac Anfnn? ?ending a ?t-etrh t,n<1 ilr-sc-rlt'tinn ni?T -julc-m-r ??oertniti our (ipti Ion tree ??'.-? Im-entlon .? pn.bat.lr pit,-... ..?:.- ( ,.t, ? loiisstri. ' t iinilentUl. IlandbtMik on l'aient? ?eut free. ?tM?-?t ajrert.-T f->r ??-.-iir?.* pal Patents I?.?. ttir..uil. M'n.n A ?... re.elT* i?tctai ttotitt, with..ut i-liarne, in the Scientific jflitiericatt? I ?an(l??inif.|y lllrntrateii w?>kl?-. Iiin.i-1 ilr latiim of an? s.iotillU.' Journal. Term?. t?l * ar: four month?, |L Sold by all t-t-?r?.li>u?.r?. IUNN & Co.3e,8~?-? New York Bnaaeh Umea, SB S SU Wasbiu-ttiMi, U. C W?y i L8i? SM?ap ?le CiiDa. Bi \ ? AMI m OF! BATOR. I ??? s tbe mil? An ?l c n i'I c?a tur in Eastern C?bala February and March, i*.?*?, which were eery Inlay mimt li-? in the cable office at Santiago, wheie I had I.?-en fur loin m '?us. In Uif i ?n'y part ui 1895 w? seldom bandied more tbau .in ineasauui n ?lay, i?ur alter tbe liisiirn fiiitii In tr,m tin? nr.iilii'i ro.it' u. ?mi and mu n.ii'y, lucieaalog a li- ti?* ?-? i-t.? won til. Ti?<- ca'il?' lrom Sautiago to Snalu go?-? iiudei ??? a Orel t>? Kiiifxistoii) Jamaica, ilieme In Puerto tttca, thence ;?. S;. Cioix tod Irom there t.? Paramaribo aud Pernambuco in Brazil. Cables fiow I'. ruambuco cioss the ?S'outb Atlantic to St. Vincent, Cape Verde islands, ami in,m St. Vi: t'!-i,i i tl er cabb s ? x n-ii.i to Madeira, Ihei oe t?. Lisbon and ?.m i lai il i?> Madrid. There la also leas direct calle nom Per nnuibuco to >st. Liuis m Senegal,] Anica, at,it tiu'i.c ? to tin- Cauaiy ? ads ??n?! Cadiz. Re?>ide in\M'!i, t? c?e was bat une other (?I'eiatur m the Bantiago office, Laotin Merode, a joung Spaniard, who bad leained cable WOlk at Lisbon. We tbouglit ?bat Mu meBsagca daily made woii enough, but km-'' 800 pat-ced ibe ila? .?Hei tlie .Maim- was blowu l.|i in Bavaiia bin bot. Fout n ore o]?t tal?la ??tic ici tltil. ami we culled to Havana lor help; bol no li ui let' ?? a? tal. ( li ol Dill ,!| I ?i'.11, a ml, r.tiiti tli.ui ileseir our posts am) leave ibe company's bnaineaa an done, ??o slnvcd m?tit ami day, always hoping lie |>ressure would minier.;l?' i > ?? .!,i> ?-.e s. nt i ::.T l'J .?oiil?? m ovn 1100 o aspa t Ches? m-i wi> wen two hours ?back' at mulnigbt, with II i?.ana fuming nt us uver Ibe laud wire am! ?till Inn i > in"; mess sgea through the Cien lot-go cable. Tiit re were Spanish govern uicii I cipher messages Irom Stgaata to Blai eo ami Blancos cipher t?. S i?;,?!..: reams ol bumbai from th?. Cubau correspondents ol Tb? Im parcial ai.il Coi no lor Ma?'ii?l, it.li).?til i-.y more cipher to We\ler at Barce ona from ins biotber - at Havana, ?nul tlien I lie bankers ami iiicn-li.niis i\ niliiij.', i selling ami ordering. To add t?> oar m x.;ions, the mouse niill'ui the sipbou rt-coidcr gave trouble constantly, and Ibe clock weik Hi it carries tbe rtooid tape broke down eveij day it two Now a Spaniard is utteriv with? out Dative itigeunity. Uetode was a tolerably good operator, bul wheu it ?came to rectifying faults ol tbe instrument he ??as an in? fant, ami all such tasks It II en me. Auj thing like clockwork I ?'an 'linker,' but Hie inuuse mill lliai ?oik*? the t-i'iboii penis a yety delicate bit of mechauiam, v% It n-h assist m the la i nt electiic impuler? that come great ni? ames thtougb tbe cable n. move the ink point of the recordei to ami In? on the tape. I supplia? 1 had taken Ibe iec oitl tape clockwork ami mouse mill apart 20 iliffereut times, and on ibe eveuing it the second ol Ap.il, alier Merode relieved me, I set to work to wiod a new motor coil tor tbe mouse mill, wblcb hail wotkeil so ve i y badly all ?lav (bat. rather tbau etruggle with it longei, 1 bail detei mined to si; tip gl| ulghl ami liuilil <? new 'mil .' Tn?- cable bone? at Sautiago m a most lonesome place, pertioulsi? ly at nicht; but a Span lab sentinel Was BOppOSed to pas? llie il.Mi every three mi no tea, These |tooi fellows ?teie rarely paid ami olteti looked m at ?le iiuoi t?> beg ? cigarette. So ?Mien tbe, outsidi iloor I'J.eiied behind us that e\e Blag, I s ippnsui the Incomer was ibe seniiiiel, anil 1 ill?I not eVe? look aioiiml ti1! an amused >oi.-e eiclaiflsed: ?Aba, aenoral Baenos nociies!' A Spanish sentinel begging a eigaretta does not sp-^k m that tone, so Mi'liili'iuiil I (?ceil rouml a Uli a lamp, 'liiere stood a ralbei tall, giMM?-looklng \oang leliow, in a white duik Bull ami white eep, regarding us L?t*?-iily ; anda step lieinml liiin was a t.Npieii Cuban lebel?sombrero, long moataobba bro.nl belt, Ion ?J boots, levolvei aii'l machete. In un instant Merode was on bis teet m il abouted, ?/fcntioe ! al wlni'li our unexpected visitors laugbeil guctl butnoredlj, and tbe (?bau san': "I must beg the SsMM Tetegralerc i.ot tu duties? inmseif conct-rniiiji ?lie hu? il,y sentinel, lor that whtcliliil soldii i is now Ijiub. cotuforlabl.> OB hi? back outside, with a gag lu bin iiioctt, and Ins b.nnla ;?-? lied to Lie feet.' lio aie you, and wint do m i? ara 'W'Y y m want lien I" I exclaimed a,i inlsh. Tun yo ing man in white d l.iuglicil. -Yon ?ue ;in Anieii anybody cMiilil lell that by : Spanish. Ob. I ktiuiv aboot S-.eak BogllSb.* 't'.-llainh ,' I repli? (1. 'WhS ion mint In it*' 'The liens.' 'What Dews*.' ?Are the S pa?is ti wsrt-hip?, fl i\a ami Oij it-lido (.till at I'm Kloof Mas ilit? torpedo flotilla lived there, or liais it gum- to ! Vincent, at (Jape tie Veril? !' ?It i? uontrary to the tule? ol cable company for me to give s information,1 I replied, *n sii all il.t-.se Spautsfa government n sages Sie in cipher, which 1 not BUppOBOtl to U l ? ? > ?v :tu> th alioiii.' ?l.iu't ier the cipher trouble 31 he replied, laughing-. *l have key to their cipher all right.* ?Aa to \i bo 1 am,' lie oootinui 'my name's Mueoitibt i. I am e >i ii-sji.iinieiit ot the-.' named an American journal. -Ne as to the wbereabuOtB of tin- Sp isii torpedo beats and those cru .-is trocid be valuable ?USt m not only to my paper, but to t American nav.i at Key West. Ni \n i ale .m A merle m Bl (1 a g" patriot, l dare say. w ni jou i lleip us out':' ?I'm a good patriot,*said I. -A I ::in also an iii'iie?! man, em).h cd heie to do a certain dut.? .ii hi I mil not bet raj.1 ?You mil not belp me the Very ?ell, 1 shan examine \ (? tapes by loi ce Til? un; m.\ business to Of* ("I Spallla' Said I. 'I have lii? (ol to teslsl you, but 1 n ill not In* .Von.' ?Tli.iii'.s. Tha?s all 1 a.?k. .In JOU si: ijlllet.' ?Do jou think yon can it ad <>i tapes"' I asked, incredulously. -Sure. ? ?a.? a cab e op?rait three years. ' ?Hot ?hele did ;,iiu get i m cipbel ke.i''" ? riiai'.? a matter that aas arrant; ed in Havana three mont ha agi Vtiur tape bobbins for the currei ??ci u an- in the table drawer, presume?' ?Lot k lot yourself.' I said. Tin my telloiv o| erator hire Is a Sp,n lard. 1 do not speak lor him., '.-eiioi' Mero:!?',' I said in >pani?li 'these geni limen iiish to see th record Ispee.' Meiode bad ?toad listening, mak ing i ut ivhuf Me said mill ditli enliy. -Nu nc !' Nevt i ! I ?- e\ claimed, escitedli. and made . j. mp lor the big" tube diawei mtli son e nolloo, 1 ttluk, ot de st i ni in o Hie tapes. IK- aas a stia ?. fellow, bur the Cuban Seized Inn b) the collar before lie Could Opel the drawer, Ouog him violently backward on the floor ami die" hi? machete. -Don't bun him, Luis." shouted M.icnii.ber, ami then, after ; steady glance at me, he stepped i< the drawer himself and took oui tbe rolls ut tape. ??This will be a somewhat loof and tedious business,' he remark?d beginning to Uli roll mie o? them ?You might help me, il you a ou Id nut at least oblige me ny f m nine up lb? lamp a little and placing ll nil the taiile licit*. ?1 banks,' he went on, u In-ii I h ni oompliid and began rupidli unroll ing tbe tape tbiougli libs Bngers. Ile lead well anil fast, ai.il bis nn ? in?; Comment amused me. ?oh, Uns is a dandy siphon ol lours, isn't i ?' 'What ?tils joui moose uni.? 'Ssy, tnend, .iour rec? ..id ben I? k? like the teeth ol an .?M dull back-ear.1 Yoor ink's coagulated.' I ?al bu k and quietly looked mi Meiiiil- still l,i.\ mi llie Boor. Tile Cuban stood watching us bntli; il Men de Nt il red, lie shook hi? machete at lilin. Thus, lolly an binir ?lasset'; it seemed inueli mine ih.ni an hour, Indeed, In line OBI American visitor looud ahal be siingllt, 'Ab!' he exclaimed if las'. ?Here ire are! s>> Iba Vitcaya ami Oqo em!? It-It I'lierl?? I.ic?> for Bt Vincent last Sunday. (1 mil illanco is ioformed that th?* torpe do Bolllls is going' to St. Vim'' nl. tun, Instead ofoomlng to Havana.' -Tha'.'s all I wanted to knew,' lie continued, tinning tome. ?Sol ii to le.ne JOB! ta|ies in such a ii ess, bul I really eaaaOi Step ti> roll them up again, lor I must b* ?ell out to sea befoie ds)}light. Oblige us now, bolli of you, bj re iiiiiining (inict here after we bill N ?in good night." Hut just then tlien* was a new noise outside. The ?lour opening to tbe btreet ?as iiutit! baik, and ib?re B?ood b Spanish lieutenant from (be fon, with half a dozen soldiers at bis back! For tl-e Span loh sentry?? boy ol 18? ??bom ibi-.v bad gagged ami iled ui? outside ilie boom?, bad proved more nimble than Ibe?, had thought bim. IM bad worked bimaell loose ami had mu n? tbe 'in i for aid. Tbe Cuban turned instantly, killed tbe lieuiei? ,nt ?rill] a BWlbg ol lus n achet? aud waa at once si.??! iiown b\ a soldier who Bred overtbe sboulJer of bis falling ollicet. Macomber showed better (oilg nu m, if lc?s courage; h? ilaslieil the I.imp ...it and graB|>ed me i>\ tbe aim. Help me on',' lie said. It would i.c difficult lor anyone tot. sial n c appeal ol a lello? - country man at snob a time. ?Vfai e tbe Soldier? rushed in, Irampbug ? Blld falling un i i lie slain men ami ' Meiode, I pu led Ibe American si ! t. r iin? through a door, back nl i he lablea, ?? blch opem .'. into oui bat toy i.ion . In i ins bul i i, -, was .1 a Itulow looking out ou the harbor side, Irom a hieb M .comber swung in an instant and decamped ? without a word. 1 bad time to gel foi ward into iin- i-.rileiiiK.il before Merode, who bad regaiued his fret, struck a match and relight? ed ibe lamp. () the gruesome spectacle which ibe li^'lii revealed 1 w ill not >\ Afll'l 11??- ?nahm I of S| aiiisb Justice, bulb Merode aud i wi n- put nml? i ai real, pend nation, which showed thai neu lier ol us Iiik-w an} [hing aim il iin- nil dr. Yol Ibe com.ii,n,.Lint at 6 lutiago Mi?p"??;?-,i that I ba?l planned it nml m ut me antler ai n st in U.ivaii.i. by Btean.i t. tbe follow log evening. I i z|>< cicd lo remain ?u I ( ibanas im tbe lo! .,1 my d.i.??, but was tlismiasi il a it boni isitsl tin- m (?m (I d.i. .tit? i ariiving there and NU H ivana along aith 180 Americana on lb? following Sun? day,? Y u h's (' impanion. A l.'l-.M.Xl.'K \ II I ire OF t IIUONK DIAHRIUKA. In iSiij. wI en I served mv contn . pi i? ate m (' in pany A. lb*Tita Pennai Ivania Volunteers, I contracted cfaronic di.nl te i. 11 ha.? gtyeu me a greal deal ol trou be i ? 11 since. I bave 11 ie?l a ?li Zrn (iitlit-ii nt n ediclnta ami several promineut doctors without any pe? mamut relief. Sot long ago a friend eenl me n sample but? tle of Chamberlain's < !olic, i 'bolera and Until iioe i K im dv, and alter tbiit I bought an?! took s 50 eenl bottli : Blid now 1 c ni say that I am i Dtirelj cured. I en. not be thai kful enough to sou lor tins ' ; great Remedy, and recommend it to all sufierlug veterans, [f in doubt write me. ."ms gracefully, Heur? Stein beiger. Alleutowu, Pa, ?so il !. li Irwm. _ __ l?'i'ilick??Young Browne ad? ded tbe 'e 10 his name ?tier lie Inherited bis ancle's big fortune.' Posdick-??That's quite right- Bicb people are ? ntitled to u oie eaea tbau pooi people.' letter, Balt-IUteuu aad Bcirns? Tin- intense itching and smarting, inci deni to these dises?* s, isiiiHtanth allayed by applying Chamberlain's Eye and skin i lintin.'iit. Man; ?i ry i nave i.n ?permanently i-nrtd by if it illy i Hi' i, nt for itching pi a favoriti remedy for ?ore nipples, chapped hand?, chilblain?, fr???i liitea nul chronic ?ore eye?. '??"> ? '-. per bos. Iir. Oady's (feadltitta ?Paw* jn.?t what a horse needs when In bail coiidition. Tonic, blood purifier ard vermifnge. They are not food bnt medicine and the is ?t In nas to pnt s In prime ?condition. P cents per package. (' n tie ? -1 Mil -I .h n l'une up v.'iy Oloee I" ?"'? ??bei lie |il?.posed?' May ? ?Well, I I ope you don't think he went across the stieet ami ?houted bis love ovei to itn ' Standard. CASTORIA For Infants and Children. n, t,t iimi'.i s~HY */m-T?"" is ? *pr 64 S'F^? a* ' sin ? 'When \<.?rrled me yon said yon wire ??til oil.' Hi?T was, but I didn't know ii.'-TItUn?. ?Were jou a guest at the hotel ?bile you were a a ay, BlodfeitV 'liite-?t? Not tnuc.b. I paid cash.' ? Chicago Ktcold. ?Bayi w!mt would \<>u d.> II yon bad a skeleton in your elosei':' lue best thing to do is to make no I It.'? ln(liiiii!i|io'is Joiiin.r. Ho\|(ie?' ?> by aie ion consult IDg t'i.'ili.-ll'inai? ! I tbOQghl imi kt.ew how to spel1.' Oblan?'I ?l<?, I urn not looking lor lnloiinallon, but lor coiioboi.itiou.' 0( nie sail iy j\ ??a. Ji i i linn s 0B8BB, \ il"N ni a B01 ' BIDKH n\ HOW n i-1 1:1 ? n? SB ?inn DBAD. How it reels to be sbol i'ead the subject nt some rather cm ,11 observations on the part ?>t injoper of Kfoseiili's n gimen wfich was intended to i nniiif up of rough lidsrs, l> from foice of circumstan been tr?nslormed into an organis tb n nt roo g 11 ?c.lkeis ai it ce it In been in Uuba, This paiticul troop? l bus been iti ll.e thick tbe Ugbtiog ni! tiie rims and be i lates Ins most peculiar espei em m a lei ti i n centij rec? Ii ed in frl? U?1 in this eit.i. ??TolStOl (bf BU*I lilio ? BU* thil about being' slot dead,' be ante "III that ilescilpuon he ?. H es ne away i If. Tin re's altogetber t? mucli ol It. Ile n -ici sent throus it, so b?ia should be kuon .' I lr real thing is verj abort and simp ? anybody could doit. This is boa come to RfJow all about it. It bh the second daj at Bau Juan, am my ti?n|? ii. s stit ieb< d out at lui length on ils I el l n.m h BtteUdi i stomach ?hooting over the top u ibe bill. Tb?- S,.aliisii '.?el.- also di ing ?II the shooting that seemed t us necessary, an I my own notioi m a? Ilia! an nt lis S III! got 01 S h tie BOUltl be li'lii'.lv ho the .Spanish aim UiUj lie I ad, 1 u tht-ie is a s bole lot nl people I this i ?ClUity u iii v. ish il W"!?- ? dal n sight ?hi ?c, i be uudi i Hgm i l m un g the nun.In i. "The chap mi my left s as ? lo! ( ii;i in me and ti? ?ng last, gettn -, ? i ] i mi one knee each l lue he lei .il und then dropping bat Li i i ? ici seconds. Bullets avie rlioj pu.g all around, ami so sere mi n, ami I had ?polled one >?i iiiiain ?? i.n teemed to be re*-ponaili e U i a lot nt it. Well, I S a? ' .? getting a gnu.! Ii ad nil linn alien It ha1 - ?etii'ii. There aas a sudden shock tbal d il l'l sei'in in Btl i?i- BU ?, place m p.ut'cii.u on mi bea?l,l?tit ?ill o? ei it, M v teeth ground to? gether aud my ejes tried to g t out of tbeh sockel s and escape, sud no wonder, for mi head mis lui ni dames. Then everjthing neu black and I felt n yself lallii i. -? 'That's tin* end of me.' I thought to my sel I before I lapsed ititn tntal blankness, and as I ie me inWei it didn't de B ?n ?p. "A fier Unit i rolled down th? Inli. It might h ne been boj leu gtb of time for all I knea aben COUSCioUMIII ss began In lelm n, I wondered abat ?mild I was in ami reckoned that l might to bate ? pair 11 f wings of OOB It i I d nr all other on my shoulders. If wa? something of a s?u pi lee to me lo tlbij ibal there were dopc tiiete, but my ilisin.ii suspicion that mai be 1 ln.d gone niong u,IS loi bniid by a surmise tbal 1 was still m the land of the living But 1 had felt that bullet go tlniiugli m.\ lied, and I couldn't flgnre wi at right l bad t<> be alive at all. Be side?, it n .is no fun, for I bud a bead sob? that you noold*?*! crowded into ?? beer barrel. A? s mu as 1 liiiiinl I could move I fell around fnr tbe bullet bole, but eouSdo'l iii d it. While I was alii I Beurcbingand getting [?rctt* raad over il (?ol being able to lind ai escaped Collar button is nothing tu not being able to titid a moital wound in your on 11 head) a coup e o? fallows came along, picked me op, and poured so ne wator o\? r me. '? 'Lot k out,' I said: "It'll _'ct in 0 1111 brain,' and I ef plained an ml ! ne wound, ? They explored, and the* COOidn'l fin.I .my bole, ? bin 1. um1 tbal made me madder lli.iu ever, for a bullet t bat goes clean lbroB| Ii aman ailbout leaving any open ?ng tn show fu it la 1.ibinng bin. nt tin- (lory of ?lying lor bis cot n t: v. All ibe lime my bed was Lelil?? like I be inside nf a mime pie, but I Dually crawled b ich to ?be III Ing Mue, and there tin*, t * ? I * 1 me n liai h ,il happeiieil. The chap mi inv lei!, in HalBg to fire, hud got ?1 M Miser bailen through bis heart, ami in filling had ?11 ?lig? hts gun mib great force over in my diitctiun. The bnlt caltgbi un just beliiin1 the ear, knocking me completely out. I've ?tnt h I un p there mm like the end of a ??put. h. '?Hutu's a great ifalng lo bave bad ibe ex|terit me of being ?hot (lead wiilunit, coiiipellnig iin.r biiiuly to go into iii.-ui'i.ing.'' ? N r, Baa. O-atSUBS x'0-.JtlX^T?.. Thifi!- j* - ,J(I THF. HAND OFCHRIS DR. TALiVAGE TELLS WHAT IT WRO' IN THE DUST. 1 In l.r. nt I'r? a. In r ll.'iniiiiii e? II, |iocri SImims the Injiistlie of I iimlt-iiiniiii: Moiiian -?ms Unit .Ire Ovirliinkeil ?Inn Christ's J .iilt'i.itnt of th,. iiutt.i II \VA?iiiM,r?iN-, July 111.?In this di Dr. Talmage give? bi. n.? nt i f a di licate ?ul.j? ct, and appli : i mock rn >.i- ii ty the lesson tanght I Christ on a memorable occasion; '? x ?T. Im viii, 6, "Jems stooped down ai with his finger wrote ? a tbe gasaad.' Ynti must take yonrsboes off and p1 n in, . .-?.. , i.ii ?lij p?r? provided at ti nter the Mobamma an mosque which stands now what - I? lilple, tie temple bad stet bot N'? bticbadnezzar bad tina hu d it iluwii. Z? rnbl al 11'.? ; i it bad i ?-. -i proitra id. Now we take onr plac? s in a ten pie that ?Herod bnilt, inc.in.??' lie wi i great ari^itectnre, ami he wan ? .?n insif nificant I'm ? ighl i r t? n modern cathi dials together, and they wonld m equal that itrni ture, It cotered l Thi : wi i" marble i libara -r.? ...?I silv? r tablet ? n which ?t. I ;.-? ???'n caps, and thei aisiteand inacripticui ni. s an i rnami nt? ?1 gat. ???? ;?> ?. The building ? : ;? n but -in y? In thi i? pi!?- ' f pomp an and a li?t> iiin, .i him when a will disturbance I - along awomai . . bave I rongbt her ii ! I hri.r. tii, y a-k that hi r tu death by stoning. '. a critical, merciless, diaingenaou ? controversy ami pnblio reprebi : ' they will chargi him witii i ne Ity. It be will charge him v. umplic ity witl \. r WSJ lid bowl at la int. I brllts .Iiiilciiient. Then ?? ne which bas not the lorn . which he wai sitting and goes down on one knee, oi ad with the I to write in tie rd aft. r word. Bnl they \? ' divert? ?! or hinder id. 'J !:? y ki aiding that nt settle '; a until In i tin in tiny might gin the woman's asnas ... anything wrong himself "Go ahead, hut be ?are that tin- man win? flings missile ia immaculate." Then he r?' writing ??nli hi? fing? r in th?' rd after word, ba? stead ? i looking over hi.? shoulder to see ??hat li?. h.nl written the scoundrels ?knlki ?1 away. Finally tbe whole place i.? clear ? : pursuer?, antagonists and plaintiffs, and wbi n Christ has finished 'in? st: . . sphy m the dust be and finds th.- woman all alone. The prisoner is theouly "in- of tbe c urtn police, ??m y, bavin, i ut. Christ is victor, and he says to the woman: " NVhi re a: - Aro tiny all ?? ue? Then 1 (... ami sin im innre. " I ,: v. iiat Christ v, ?. u realize that is tin ?,nly time that h" ever wroti I know that Eusebia? say.? that. Christ once wn i" a letter tn Abgarns, tbe k 111 ?u' . i?l? I). (' of such a correspondence. The wisest being th" ?v, i'],l ever saw and the one I m. re in say than any one who ever lived never writing a !>?">k or a chapter or a paragraph or n word on I-ai? inn. nt. Nothing hut the lit? rature ;-;. ,,.iil ? ne sweep of a bi tub or one breath . i' a wind obliterated it Ann og all the rolls of tin- volumes of tin first library founded at Thebes th? r.? was Qol ?'lie ?crol! "f Christ. -. f the Alex? andrian library, which, by the infa? mous decree of Caliph < U?ar. \v? re ased a? fm 1 t?> heal th?. 1,1.i aths "t th?. city, in 11 ne ?, it. m " had Christ ? ? nn?d. Among all tbe infinitada of volume? now standing in tbe librarles oi Bdia burgb, the ltriti.?h lniisiiiiu ?r Bst lin or Vienna or the learned reposi toricBof all th" nations not one word written din o tly i y tbe finger oi Christ All that he overwrote hswrote in ?hist, uncertain, shifting dost. s.??in?; II..WI1. My teal says be itooped down Bad wn t? ?.n the ground Standing siraic,lit op a man might write on th, with a itaff, hut if with his fingers he wonld write in tin- dust be most bend cl?sar ?,v. r. Ay,', 1, it least mi ? ne knee, or be cannot ??rite on the ground. Be not snrprised that be down , lii.s Whole li!" wa.? a down. Stooping down from castle to haul. : ' ? ? , m, Docratio jeer. r*ri m rasi l| , ve tli?' Stars t" wild' a ?t:ir lia?l t.? fall tu designate bis landing place. Prom heaveo'i rronl th.' world'? ?back gast. From writing in ruiiiid ami ?ilv.-r. ?I letter? ?'I coath I lation and galaxy on the ?bine scroll of beavi n tu writing "ii the ground in tho dust win? h the I? ? t of th?' crowd had 1. ft in II? rod's i -u.11?. Ii in January ????n bave i ver stepped out of a i rince'? con* rvatuiy that bad Mexican cactus sad ?nagnoliaa m lull ?doom into the outside sir, m degiusa below ?ero, yon msy get some ides of Obrist's twangs ni atni"?i bere from oelestial t trial. How many heavens then' an' I know nos, bel thssearaal least tarto, f r Psnl was "oangfal ap latO tin third In aven." Christ OB?N down from 11? hlghtws | bi'iiv? n tu the ?i ? mid beBT -n, and down j , BOtld le aven t?? lii -t heaven, : down swifter than :i,. |..i? ???r fell, dnwii amid stellar splendors that him s. If eclipsed, down ?ntMgb elonds, throoghatmosphere?, through appalling spa? ? . dOWU I?? where there was 00 low? er ?h pth. Prom I? ?lag watted on at tin? iiampiet of the skies !?) tbe broiling ot lab for his OWB hr. a!.last on the I auks of tin' lake. Fr.mi cinHa/un? .1 chariots ts* eternity to lbs saddle uf a mule's1 liai'k. i-nuil lbs bOSBagS cherubic, so- j I rapine, art ha | eying > I nt- i.f tax to < ';i'-ar. From th ! deathless country to a toi lb built t hi'!e llllllliill di-.-obiliOII. 'J l.e Uplift' wave of Galilee was high, but h< bs ; to coine down before with I. \ cernid touch it. ami the whirlwind tbi above the billow aras h but he hail to coine down I . ' hi? Uphsooold ki?s it intiM'ni't. Bett lehein a stooping down. Nazareth stooping down. Death 1? tw.cn fv j burglars a stoopiog down. V' s, it wa . in cniis.iiaiici' with humiliai went la-fort; and self abnegation.? tint came after when OB that nienierabl day in Herod? ti iupl. he stooped (low; and wrote on the ground. Hi? tinier ou tbe (.riiini.l. Whether the worda bs was irritiBi were in ?in.!; or Latin or Hebrew cannot ?.y, for ha knew ?ill tie -, Ian Bot he la -till iti ?pii ami with his Baser writing on th groond, in tbe winter in letters of crye tal.?, in th.- ?pring in 1. ttera of Bow? ra m .-uiniiier m gold, n letters of harvest in autumn in Letten of tire on tal? i leave?, Bow it would iweetea ap an? enrich and enibla/on this world oouli ? Christ's caligraphy all over it This world wa.? not Bang our into apas i tiii'usanii? i f yean ago and then left n lnol; out for Itself. It i? ?till tuilier tb divine care, l ?brist n. ?.r tor a half sec oinl takes hi.? hand off it. or it WOCuV ? a .?hi].wreck, d world, a flefuaci world, ?m al w. rid, a d.ad world. "Lot tin re 1? light," w.i.? .?aid at the beginning am -f.iinls under the wintry skit: and say.? let the? be snowlia.'.. rich the earth, and under the clouds ..I spring and .?ay? o une, ye hliBBiilill. am: make redolent tbe orchards, and in Bep ? dill.? the branches in the v.it d beautiful color? and ?wings them inti the hazy air. No whim of uiiue La tin? "Without liii'i w.?.? not anything raadi tiiat was inade. " C'hri-t Writing OB tin gi'ouud. If you could BBS hi.? hand in all tht paasing acaaona, how it would illumine the world! All verdure and and again We would h.-ar him say a? ?.f old, ''Consider the : th.- held, how tiny grow," and w. would not b. .n- in the wbi.tle of a .[ti:ii I ' r the cawmg of ?irai.nor the roundelay of a I rown tl:ra?ln r without saying, "Beb? ?l the fowla I f I they gather not In barns, yet jroor heavenly Father feedetfa tin m," and a Dominie ben of the barnyard could not cluck for lur brood but WS would hear Christ saying as of old, "How often Wi ii?i 1 have gathend thy children to i in u gatheretb her chickens under her wings. " and through the redolent hedges are woold near Christ saying, "I am the TOSS of Bhs ron." ?We could not dip the seasoning from the saltcellar without thinking of the diiiii' ... "Ye an the aalt of the earth, but if the rail hath lost its savor it i? fit for nothing but tol" cast ont ?nid trodden und. r fc.r "t men." it-mlt From Stupidity. Let u? wake from our stupidity and take the whole ??..re! a? a parable. Then, if with gun and pack of bounds we start off before dawn, and sec the morning coming down off the hills to meet us, we would cry oat with the evangelist, "The dayspring from OB high bath visit..', u.?,'' .r. caught in a HI iWStl nn, while struggling home, eye? brow.? and i card and apparel all covered with the whirling flakes, wa would cry out with David, -Wash me, and I .?hall be whiter than BOOW." In a pic? ture gallery of Eon j B !ln ft la ceiling an exquisite fresco, but the jieo ple having to look straight ap it wearied and ili/./it ?1 them and bent their necks beyond endnranca Bo a gnat looking gla.-s was pot in-ar the floor, and now visitors only need tolook easily down into this mirror and they BBS the fMSCO at tli.ir feet, ami BO, much of the hiuh heai en of Cods truth is Kflscted in tins world as m a mirror, and things that are above are copied by thing.? ; us. What right have we to throw away ?abb s?aye, th. lirst in b be t v.r gave the race'.- We talk a boat the Did Testament sud tin N? a Testament. but the oldest Testament coutaina tht natural WI r!d .?' nie pt 0 pie like the Ni v.- Testai.t so w? 11 the.? di.?( aid the Old Testament Shall wi >?'. w T. -tain, lit and ? : Testament so well aa to depreciate th< oldest?namely, that which WBS wnttel l ; fi re Mi bos was put bS< at i u I ol leave? which waa calked with ?? phaltnm or rejei t tbe < '?< u? ?is that wa \? i ut. n c.iiturie? I efon Adam li ?t b ni and gained a wife? Ho, sol Wbei Deity stoop* down and writes OB th. ; Ii t ni i' ad it. I would have DO les? ap-'ii nation Of the Bible on paper thai posaos out of the pap. r mill, i ut l woold arge appea eiation of the BlWe la the grasa the Bible m tin aand bill, tbo Bible in the geranium, the Bible in the asphodel, the Bible in the dust Some oui an ancient king whether he had sein the eclipse of the soa. "No," ?aid he. "I on,, li t.. ?tu.iy oa . arth i bava no tune to li ok at heai. n. " And if our lacultits wi re all awake in the study of God we would not have time to ga much further than the lirst gras? blade I have no fear that natural religion will ever contradict what ws call revealed r.ligi.n. I have no sympathy with ihe followers ii Aristotle, who alter the , . wa.? invtutcil would not look through it last U eoatTadicI a me of the ; th?orisa Ott their great master 1 shall j >e glad to put against one lid of the 81 bis the microscope and BfSiaSt the )th> r lid of the l'.ii.le til ? telescope. ?.r?,,l.i, Ward*. Hut when Christ stooped down and ? tliegroiiiiil what did he write? The Pharisees did Hot .?nip to examine. The cnwarils, whippedof theimwn con? voi, il. es, tied p?llinell. Nothing will May a man like an BfOBSBi conscience. Dr. Stevens, m his "History of Metho? dism, "says that win n Rev. Hcnjamin , l olden Him s. was preaching be t s.laiincil. "F'or aught I know tin re may DS a iiuiiilcrer in tins bOBSB, " And ?i man rose from the ?isst niblage ?mil ?tartetl for the BOOS and bawled aloud, confessing to n murder he had o.miniit- ' ted l? ?tars before And no wonder tin ?' Pharisees, n minded of their ?ins, , took to tlnir heels. Hut what did Christ write on the ground.- The Bible dosa not state. Yet ?is Christ never unite anything except that once youcantiot blame ns for want? ing to know what he really ?lid write. Hut I ?un <t rtaiu he WtOtS nothing triv? ial cr nothing uniii.) t.rtant. Ami will you allow nu . ... ! ,. tr what be ?wrote oa tbe sroand? i judgn from the drcnmatniicea Hemigltl ?bave written nth. r things, hut. kiaeiii?.'rh.ro in th?; temple, ssaromsded by s pack of hypocrites who wen a self appointed constabulary und Inning in bis pi?.?, ncn a perseculod w?,i:ian. who evidently was , very peoltenl for Inr .?in?, I am mm bs wrote two words both of them graphie and treineiiilun? and revirlsTaliii"; And the one word waa "hypocrisy' an? Ke *?tli? r word was "fcrgivi s r'ruiii th?' way the-?' Plum soribasvaoated Ihnprnm'ass ami got nut I into tbe fresh air. as Christ, with just one Ironical ?enteace aataashed them. 1 knnw they w? r? (;r?t cla.-s by 11 - : was then as it is now. The more faults and iaoonsfatl n? i? ? people have of tbeir OVVll tie : ? BOd ?'"1. ?? - tti'-y ?lisait tli" faults ,,f otben >!? in tli.v ar?,-SO ?tool m, li am-?tiutt nu.l i;r rsigning out wiak w? man ' Magniti oeot bnsinem to be engages! ial Tiny wanted thu fun of seeing her faial ; away under a heavy judn nil ?.nt. n?-?. from Christ, und tuen, atnr ?he had basa taken OBtsids of th?- ? ity and fas taoedattha i'??.t uf the psadpios? the scribe? and Pharisees wanted tin- ?.iti? factiun of BBch ?-oniing and dropping a big StOaa "U her h.-nii, fur that was thu StylS nf ?upital punishment that tiny ; asked for. Sane peopla have taken the .-? uig that Cbrist n?-v er laagbsd lint 1 think a? be ?BW th.,?? un n drui? everything, abagriaett morti? fied, sxposed, and go out qaiofcer than they cam?- in, lie must have laughed. At any ruto it makes me LBBSjh tu mad of it. All of those libertin?-?, diamatiz ing indignari'.ii against impurity ! Bliad bats l.-cturing on (Bjttesl A fluck of n tin ir way up from a earcsss, d< iiiiiiiiciug carrion! J.sus' Kcproof. V.?. I think that OBS word written on tbo ground that day by the ringer ?,f Christ was ths awralword hypocrisy. What i m ?anctity an baa ?.art of tboss hypocritical Pharisees I When tbe fox begins to pray, | fur y?.ur cliick?ns. oil" of tie- , ru 1 magnates of oldeu tin,. ? wa? going i > excommnnlcate ?.ne of tbe martyrs sad be began In tbe usual form, "la tL?> name of < ?ad, sntan ' ?aid the martyr. "Don't ?ay 'in tbe naine if God I1 " V? t bow many outrages ar" practiced ander the garb ? t religion ami sanctity! When In sjmoda and eoufer snees m mist ? r? of the gospel an- ahoal tu say something anbrotberly and un? kind alunit ?i member, they aim way.? begin by being ostentatiously plows tin renom 11 their usnuult corre ipondlng to tbe baavyaly Bsvat of tbe prelude. Aboat to devour a reputation, they ,?ay grace befors meal. But I am .?un- then was another wi.nl iu that dust. .Prom h? r entire manner I am sors that amigaed woman was .repentant, Bba made no apology, and Christ in nowiss belittled la-r ?iu. Hut her anpplicatory behavb r and bes tears morad bim, and when be ?looped dnwu to write ?ni the ground be wrote ibat mighty, that imperial word totgivenasB, When on ^inai Oori wrote the law, b?- wr'te it with finger of lightning ? a tal 1?.? ?.f .?;, ne, ? a h wi ?-?I ? al a.? by a chisel int?, tin' haul granits snrfBca But when ii" writ? ? the offensa of this wuiuau he writes it m dust m that it BSlly rubbed oat, and when she repents of it?oh, bs was a BMroffnl Christ! I wa.? reading ot a legend that is told in tin- far east aboal him. He was walking through thu streets of a city and lie saw a crowd around a dead dog. and one man said, "W ?at a loath? some object is that dug!" "Yes," sanl another, "his ears sis mauled Bad bleeding." "Yes;"said saotbar, "even his hide would uut be i : any use to the tanner." "Vis," sanl another, "the odor of bis laiiass I? duadfnl " Tbeu Christ, ?tainling thin-, said, "But pearls eaimol ??pial tbe whltsnem of his t.-etb. " Then the peuple, niuved by tbe idea that any one cotiid tiud anything plnsaanl ooMening ths asad dag, said. "Why, thisinust U'.I?siis?,f Nazareth!" ?1 aud convicted, they went away Sorely tbls legend of Christ is good enough tu tie true. KladaSBS la all his words and ways and habits. Forgive ni?.?! Word uf 11 letters, and BOSBSOf th? in thruiies and B0BM of tbeiu palm branche?. Better have < 'l.ri.-t write close to our names that one word, tbougii be write it in dust, than tu have our mime cut into nionuincutal granits with the letters that ths .?torn.? of a thonsand years asnnot obliterate. Hehon Bahing ton liad a Ixxik of only thr?-e . The tir.st Isaf wa.? bl.n k, the SSOOnd leaf nil, the third Leal whit? Thal lach leaf .1 sin. tin- no leaf at.un nient, the white Uaf purilii all? n Thai is the whole ?tory. *"?I will abundantly par d.iu. Mao's Basal h?iuai. 1 must not forget to say that as Christ, stooging uoara, with in? linger wrote on the ground n is cvniciit that his syinpathus are with this penitent w? un.in and that hs BBS no symiiathy wi'h her hypocritical pursuers. Just op? ithal .?tin-world's hal.it. Why didn't the? mull an Pharis.es bring QUO Of thiar OSra numl. r I.i I'hrist f??r excorian? n and capital puuishnniit? Nn.iio. Tiny iiver'.i'i K that iu a uiau Which th? ? ?lainnat?- in B woman. Anil so the world has had for unending wom an scourges ami objurgation, ami fur jn?t . BS offaaSB aba bs? n.?.? an mitc???t, wliile for men wkdBS liVSS ha? ?odoatic for M years ths world swings op,-n it? d sirs of brilliant welcome, sud tiny may sit in bigb placas Unlike the i'hrist of my t. xt, the world write? a man's misdemeanor BI ?lust. Iiut chisels a woman's offense with gr??at capital? u]s.n lnefTaeeable niarble. For foreign loads and princes whose iiames cannot even be nieutioutd in re ?pi'itable circles abruail hBSBMS they .ne walking lazarettos ?if ?l?iniinati??u KM " ?if our American princesses of for? tune wait and at tin- tir?t l?sk sail ??ut with them int.? the Ida. kins?, sf dark ?ii, and iu B hat BBS called higher circles of socasty ?MN is near tint only the imitiition sf fnn-ign dress ami foreign manners, but an imitation of foreign dissoluteness. I like a for eigner, and 1 like an American, but the si, k?'st crcatur? on earth is an American playing tbo foreigner. lasBSty iie??l? to bs riciiistiucted on thi? subject. Treat them alike, masculine crime and femi? nine crime. If you cut th BBSS in gian ite, cut them both iu gianite; if you write the one iu dust, write tin- ? tli? r iu dust. "No, no, " say? the world; "let woman go down aud let Bum go up. " What is that linar plashing into tbe Hudson or Potomac at niilnight.' Aud rt'iitinned od Itbpage.