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VOL. 82. WOODSTOCK VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 3 1S99. NO 44. li> PUBLl?bED WLLhL? ?Y - JOHN H. QUABILL $1.00 Pe? Year tonrlibl? Ib Ktmu, All communications 1: 4 privat Datar will booharjjedfo- m ? . . mug. THE HE OFFICE ?Tajploto m ev ry respsct. Work ecu I la ?bort notice au J on the moat rea? on ab I tai?. i BfiEflA?O?A? HEftAlD - '? ' Advertising Kates. Adult.-, u i Ml ?ill i e inteiud ar? on? dollar ner tijuate of ten l?nea or Im foi Ik? iliot iuntrtiuu, o? 00 cent? ior??4ub IMBWqMBt iiittaiou. W QUftfllj II .IfclJ} l?MtlitlDM by couttaet. tsT Liiiite tLe III I M of iBtMtttM la maiked upon tl.t-niat .-..upt, advurciv? BkMtl will b? publikbcl until loi b oden and charnel ac;onlinub. PROFESSIONAL C AU I?. J. H. V1LLMMH. W, T.WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS & BROTUK&, Attorneys-at-Law, WOODSTOCK, VA. . Practice in all the Court? ot Sbetiau floaii and adjoinir-j: tt-. .lie?, in tbe Bfl i Iune Coiitl el Appeals d in tbe Cii cun aim District Conn" an ue Cunto Blata?. ? ot OF Social attention given W the col ectioa of claimi?. luav !.*>, 'el-tf. M. U WAl.'UA'. K. I>. NKWJIAN. WALTON Si WALTON,, Attoi nsys-at-Law, WOODM'OCK, VA. Practice in all tbe Courts of Sbetian t?toab and adjoining counties, in il pteiue Coat? ol Hyp?h, and in tbe Cir? cuit au? Dietrlot Conns ot tbo Palled State?: Special BlWOtlog to collection of caluid Oct. *>. 181 r. a. r.ivK.vxi:!!. J. M.mr-Ki; an. (WVENNER 4 BAUSERMAN, ^.ttorneys-at-Law, WOODSTOCK, Va. July 31, W-ly. I NO. U. Dl UN, Attorney - at - Law, Woodstock, Vu:'.im v. er 'ii ibe onoita ol tftteaan II lit) ?lain, m Hal, Building ?v ?p*od Aalurdav at Mt. Jaekson. t?|l . 30. '.'S-lyr p,l. HMKMCOSRAD. F W. MAGHUKHR lONKAU A MAGfiUDEB, attorneys - at - Law. WtODSTOCK. VA. Nov. -J> fJQ tf T KUL'FL 11 IRDEN, Attorn ey - at - L a w. IT otflre Boo? tJStickley and Boyti Batidla*. Woodstock, and at Triltoo? ottic? . U vaiv. Va, 1'. C, o IXABSRTT. H. J, Kl/LTi'N. QFLAHKKTY & FULTON, Attorneys -at-Law, FRONT ROYAL, VA. Pra tice la all the Courts ami can met I ein ut? lot eoaaaltatiou at Woodstock, on Court nui oral at ant Uuie patties way Vn.li. Rkkkkkxck : Ftotit Royal Nationnl Batik, and bank ut Watiau. jan. 3?hr. JJH T. Q. BROWN, Tom's Bsook, Va. DiaaaaM (ft. ?1?31110. rvR J.L. CAMPBELL, Physician and Surgeon, WoOMTOi R, Va. TaeadaT* and Thursdays at borne io' ?ou.uhs'ioti. Dec ??3d. 90?tl r\u. J. 13. RUSH, Dentist? WOODSTOCK, VA. E?Tal>?sbed m l--y. Office ?fitWll la .ii. Mi? et. Tenus casb. may ?? l>r. D U. W. S. (.'LINE, Resident Physician. Iflf Calla ar??eted <t^> or ui^lit. Offioe aud rt bidente o\er Riebet'i ?tore. March 4?it. D U. W. C.FORD Mas local? d IB V oodstock and wil \ answer all tall?. QT Ornen al the residence of Mr. D. B. Walton, ot Mubieubura .Street. Biav ? >'-hr. D1 U. T. F. LOCKE, Resident Dentist," Or-yanMilN T., WOODSTOCK, V? jy C'blorotorm. eitlier ai.d cocaili ateo for painhbs extraction ot teeth. D?o. 36?l\r. T\il. CHAS. J. BAGER, having located al : k, offen bit profeeeionaJ aerrlce? Io the public it. tbe various branches of his pn He will be found at the Philip - ril tad and will give proiupi attention to ?Il celle. atar. 10. 99-tf. ?UUMMMIH 1*72.? J. F. SAUM & CO., ?WHOLESALE? Prcduce Ccaaissio?l?etchant: 9'?~) LODVUIM A?KMK, WASHINGTON. : I). C. Solicit shipments ot every marketabl? ?prodnc*?do matter wbat?of the Farm Dairy. Ponltiy and Stock Yard ?st.ij - i.err paid daily the highest wboleaalt prioee. ??:, \eara(over 20 in this city) of aoc tessfnl eijetle'ice ia Rnorsntea of oui Uo-ineos ability to bandle shipment* latisfaotorilv. Keter to proprietor of Nkkald and Citi ??>- ? National Bank ot Washington city B.C. Mar. 20 '86 ijr. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM CIstiuM and bcau'.ifiei the hair. ?r,*ii,*e* t luiuiitnt frowtb. ?????er Falls to Bestsre Or?y Hair to Ita Youthful Color. Gam tra!p d'wiwi a hair taiiiog. aJcaadjIuuit Dniaalm i mi WB Acts gently on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels ClEAN5E5 THE 5YSTEM s EFFECTUALLY OVERCOMES }Jrrt?&* **r* Bvy THe 6tNVINt-MHNT0 By *???*??*? ,*-Ttr??i *t?vo^ ?Ca-iAU BT i il ORliSi.J'i Pu? ?? ftR ?IlL F?LL MiLUNERT 11 imrhooiIV Milliiu ry ;> now open i ti..ii ..t' ti,i-1 tti and most l.-udiiouaMc JJ Uinery G.Is, (?I ?Il kin.lv '?sonable. Mis- Ho in excellent tin ti i u < r ?a now with us and will make every effort ti> plcaat -}>. 2ft? A CROSS ON HiS BACK. It IVai. Mi.le With t liulU. Iiu? Wn? To? llin\ > lo larri. Thei ? if uu en\ loui tailor current with the French ;? nsnntry. II? ? ed a pension fur the loss .if an arm in curred \vl lie lighting for his country, ? ?!? oft* than himself. P...th men went i" pay their rem a the same day. 'a :i I icky n to the landlord. "II paid f<>r his ai "I'.ut who would he willing to part with .-in ? ? | aid for d the landlord. " "You!" cried the lnmllord. "Why, man, you h Hing to bear anything of I matter how much you were paid for It." "I wish some one would try me." "Now, see here." landlord, who had studied human nature, "I'll tell you what. If you 11 wear even ^o much as n chalk mark on your back I'll remit your rent as long as you wear it on your coat bo it can be seen the condition being that 3 ou tell no one why it is there." ? I." >ai'i the tailor ? "That'-; an easy way t.> pay rent:" So the chalk mark In the form of a ide "ii the back of his coat, and the delighted tailor sallied forth ii?>Mii the street Strangers and acquaintances balled him to tell him of the "..irk on his back. Jokes were made at los expenso, children laughed and pointed at him, - u ife annoyi l blm with ques? tions and with conjugal familiarity told blm he was a fool. The usually amiable man grew surly and 1 he shunned men. women and children and frequented back streets. Before the week was up the tailor found him? self embroiled In a quarrel with bis best friend, his wife bad threatened to l.-ave his bouse an'1 he considered him? self miserable and ill used, Finally, one night he took off his coat and rubbed out the chalk mark 1: "There! I would not wear that cross on my back another w.^k, no, not if I could have 'ill the money thi re is In Parla!"??juth'a Compan? ion. Tottcrlnu Caaaloi < lu>. (?encrai Casxlu? M ilay II growing blind, and bla pbyslclaua feai that they will he unable Under the heavy burden of bla age and inl lion hearted old man is becoming more and more eccen? tric. His constant delusion is that a vendetta has been declared against blm. The man wYiose naked knife ?as once bit protection against all the world la now guarded In hit castle bom? Bight and day by armed tora, Not one of tbcM guardian? black or white, who guard Whitehall would hesitate for an instant to shoot and shoot to kill ?were any intruder rash ?Bough to disregard their direction*. And to back up the orders there is 11 loaded cannon at the front porch, and the thick brick walls are pierced for doubiu barreled shotgun?. ? Kanan City independent. * >f>? Trade. Mis Piaoefan Bodad, yer boo.bind drisse ?1- If lie wor ?1 llurewalker er a banker'. I'liwcre is be wu.'-rkinV Mrs Ptanaagan Sure, lie's gol an lifait Job in a horseless livery slable fadin air F tliim hoboinobo trootkat ? rained Motherhood. !! VTS. BONNETS AND TRIM MINOS. -n Miss Reboot? Kinkel- has now Mi hand a lull stock ol millinery ??vmls. An txperi need Unntii r will give ? itist'aition. oct (J?iL A HEAVENLY GUAR? DR. TALMAGE ON THE MISSION < THE AN3CLS. They llavr Much to Ho With Ihr B eryjh* A ?Ta Ira of II .?. *n> ? lha Dl lliimilnheil I'rciicticr ? A (.unrilli AiiK<*l Tor i:\rr> (Mir. i m i \V\ o, toros, Oct. 89. The brillia being? ?npposed by some to be Imag nary ?re 1 y Dr Talmagein tin shown to be real and to have much do with our ( veryiiay life The text i Judge? Tiii. 19, "And the an-el d wondroualy. " Fir.' built on a rock, alanoah and h wife had than kindled the llames f, sacrifice In prall? of <;.,il and in hor.i of a tr.ic-t whom they supposed to be man But ai the Same ros,' higher ax higher their stranger gueat ?h pp. into the flame and by one red leap ? Then they km that he wan bd angel of the Lord. "Ti angel did wondroualy, " Two hundred and forty > Ight tin? doea the Bible refer to the angela, yet hi ard r r, id a siTiiion on ange ology. The whole subject ia relegate te the realm mythical, weird, gpectri and nnknown Such adjournment i un Scriptural and wicked ? if their lif< their character, their habits, their at tlons, their velocities, the Bible give us full length portrait?, and why thi prolonged and absolute silence concern imr theml Angelology is my theme. Th.re are fw,. natii ns of an they arc hostile t.. ea< h othi r the na tion of good angels and the nation o lad angels of tbe ferner I chie3; speak today Tin ir capital, their head quarter?, their grand rendezvous, i heaven, bul their empire ia tbe nni Thi y are ? distinct race of crea tures. No human being can cv r joii their e The little chili ith school - ? ? ?] angel," will nev r hav< They are gaperhu man. but they are of d I and ranks, not all i level oi the Bntne hi ight ' fie ir su nfi riors and > qnals I i ro m" on this subject bul - n y only authority Plato. ! I and di vi !? 1 ; il. celes? tial ai dus, tin Areopagite. :/::.1 Mid divided them into three clause*, the supreme, thi middle and the last, ami each of them into thr< e othi r clas* s. making nine in all Philo Baid that the ang< is wi re re lati d to I ? rays to the sun. Fulgen tins said that they were com po* 1 . f 1 ly and spirit. CTen thi y ? ? A ' ?ne said that they bad i n in danger of falling, t mpted But the nnlj on this snbji ct that I ; redivided into domina? tions. ]?: mander in i hii f is Michael Daniel called h i m Michael ;;t John called him Michael These supernal beings are ?iily organized than any army that ever mai bed They are than any cyclone th swept the s, a They are more radiant than an .t ever came down the sky They have more to do with -tiny nnd mine than any being in the nnivi rse i *i ; t < li d May th? Angel of the X, w ? 'ovi nant. ? I i ; n our eyes and touch ,mr tongue nnd ronsei nr soul while we their in telligi nee. th, ir numbers, their ?1 th.ir a. hi, \ . A < raille, hui Ko l.rnvr. \ deathli They h id a eradle, but will ni ver l.ave a grave i m. but -had ever si e their ej e extin? guished i r their momentum slow np or e t- rminate The oldest of them baa not a wrinkle or a decrepi? tude or a hindrance, as young after 6,000 years as al the close of thi ir Brat hour. Christ said of th? u.I in heav? en, "Neither can they die any more, for they are equal unto the angela " Y' s, deathlesa are these wonderful creature? of whom 1 ?peak Tiny will see world after world ??> "::t. bot there ?ball be no fading of thi ir own brilliance Yea, after the last world has taken its hut tli^'ht they will b.- ready for the widest circuit through immensity, taking ? quadrillion of miles in on" ?weep as easy as a pigeon circles a dovecot. They are never sick They are never exhaust? ed They need no sleep, for they aro neveT tired At God'a command they smote with death In one night is."..non of Si nnacherib'? boat but no fatality can smite them Awake, a^ilo, multi ? deathless immortal! A farther characteristic of these ra? diant folk is intelligence The woman ,,f Tekoah was right when she spoke to Kino; David of the wisdom ol an angel tais take in what little we know through eye and ear and nostril and touch, but those being? have no physic? al encasement and hence they are alJ A wall five feet thick is not solid t,. them Through it they go with? out disturbing f! ike of mortar or crystal of ?and Knowledge I It flashes on tbem Thej take ?t In at all points They ab? sorb it They gather it op without any hin dorment No need of literature for them The h tti ra of their l> stars The dashes of their books are The words of their books nro constellationa Th? paragraph? of their book? are galaxie? The picture? of their book?are suniissaand sunsets and midnight auroras and the Conqueror on the white horae with the moon under Their library is an open uni rent No ni ed of taleacopt thing million? of mile.? away, for in staiitly tiny are thera to inspect and explore it All astronomie?, all g?ol? ogie?, all l ' it li - all philosophie?, at their feet Whafcan opportunity for in teUlgen? la theirs' What facilities for knowing everything and kaowisj it ri/ht ??rayI There is only one thintf that put? them to their wits' end and tie nays they have to ?todj that. They have been studying it all through tin? ?jag, and }et I warrant they have not fully grasped it tbe ?roBd?n of re? demption, Thee? wonders are ?o high, so dwp. so grand, so ?tapassions, so magnificent thai ?v?b th? intelligence nfouaded before it. 'Winch thi angelt d?sira to ; into." That isa sabjsct that excites Inquisitive) their part. That is a theme that strains th ii faculties to the utmost. That is higher than tiny can climb, dee than they can dire. They llave a del for something loo big for tin ir com] bension. "Which thing? the angela niro to look Into." Hut that dot s discredit their intelligi nca Ho one I (tod him.-: if ? .a fully nnderatand wond iption. If all beat should etndy it 1..r .mi eternitiee, tl would gl t Do fartbl r than tin' A I of tiiat inexbnual il lint ne ly ?ill other realms ot" knowledge tl have ransacked and explored and co No one bnl < >? d can tell th< anything they do not know They In read to the la -t word of the last line the hurl page of the hurt volume of ation, and whal delights me m is that all their intelligi DCe is to be onr dispoeaL and. o ming into th presence, th. y ? ;,1 tell ns in live m ute> more than we can learn by 1 years of earthly surmising, \ elo.lt j of Immortal?, A farthi ?- thai ad riatic of tbeee Ii mortali iatfa ir ? lodtj ?"Hi' timo- inn'!, r the Bgure wings, soon tii ?es m, i' r tbe fignre ol flowing garment, sometimes ander I fignre ? t. Ai th' as snperb mans aie witbont bodies, these expn ?ions are ,,f ,- nn*e Ii.: native -Mid me; swiftness Tin Bi tie I i, nstfa ii Danl was praying ami Gabriel new fr,. bearen ami tonchi d him h. fore be g np from bis km es. How f..r. then, ?; the Angel i labriel bare to fly in tho moments of Daniel's prayer! Ii. aven thongbt to be the ci nter of the ni vene, our snn and it - plant ta only tl rim of the wil,. i ,,f worlds In a m ment the Angel Gabriel flew fr, m th; (?'?nter to this ; riph ry. Jesus to Peter he conld instantly have present if In- called f. - tin m. Whal foot of antelope or wing of a batroaa conld equal that ? of gravitation, which grijw all thin; else, ba them op ami shut like a I ,:i That tin y are 1,. i is no reaa n why they should n t be qnintillionof mil. - uta. i' bnl ot miinIt can circle Ih Angelic I" it. limitation Gcd i point down t ? the ontt stau t ly an uu help it. ol Ing at t ?. and Gol i and i nal ham. !. Manoafa I their nnhin I ? pared with tl Dp and i into in Bnitesii m.mical b , balls of a i bild's i into on,, the In re und the th now and th > tin n, tho l ; und and th vom'., r. Another remark I ? that they are mull n, and no ? m bnl G ' but all i ? regiments of them, armies of tin m mountain tops ba populous with them Ji bn ?; nd th: throne as 1.1, sand N tion, ten th ten 1 are 1. i n?\ tin angels in one plac< g down thi Win n ( i . iy from the riv- n i ai, thr i nship o? 1 think thi y are in evi ry in vV' ry i xigi i; birth, at evi ry pillow, ai in nt. tbe ? artb full ? f them, the le avens fi I Ontminilirr I he tin mini llnre, ; he human y^u'i- in thin world 1 spirits in glory '?? im had his knife uplifted to slay Isaac, it was an angel who arrested th in_'. "A: , . l!" It was ft stairway of ai ??? la thai 3 i ih ? iw while pillowed in tbewilderm as Wi an angi I led Israelites ont n It was ? for tic Utd It wan an angel tbal I i Lot oui of Sodom It was ..ti an jel that slmt up the month of tbe bun rymonsl rswhen Daniel was thrown Into the caverna It was an angel thai fed Elijah under the Juniper tree it was in angel that An ;? laching na? tivity They were angels thai chanted when Christ was born It was an angel that strengthened u;r Saviour in bis agony It was an angel that encouraged Paul in the Mediterranean shipwreck. It was an angel that burst open tbe priaon, gate alter gate, until Prier was ? It was an angel that stirred . of Siloam, when, the sick were healed. It was an angel that .lohn saw flyingtbrougfa the midst of heaven, and in angel with foot planted on tbe sea, and an angel that opened tbe 1.k, and an angel that sound) d the trumpet, and an angel thai throat in the sickle, and an engt 1 that poured out the vials, ami i standing in tbe ?un It will lie an angel witfl nplifted band ?wear? ing that time shall ba n i longer In the greal Baud haw.- t of the world the reapers are tbe angela Ven. the Lord ?hall lie revealed from heaven with nighty am<' is Oh, the numbers anJ the might and tho xlory of tl pemale Beata of them, squadrons of them, host beyond boat, lank rank, millions on millions, ami all on our Hide if we will have tlmm! This leads me t.. speak Of tin- offices of these iu| ? rnal* To defend, to < beer, to give vi. tory to ?t and overthrow the \ II,at i- tie If i t as ah rt to? day ?ml . ben in Bible times they spread wing or nnsbeatbed ?word or rod,-, d down i" nib nti . f hie bitch? ed to chai et- i : ine ami driven by reinsmea ot lire They have turned pe a hnndn l tin? ?, and you j knew it in.t Ymi v.. re on the way to tin aoma v.i, ,. ' t.g, an l thayebangi d yoar coarse. They brought eome thought ilty toI your own home, and that arreefed yo*. | They i 'talc d that tOBM one should meet you a< ? and . leva they took ti >m youi pocki t tome ticket to ' vil never foiiiid It was an ano. ? , and p rhapi tlie v? i v one that ?''?'I'd you to t?o.? m nrlea and that now wal to report some holy impression to made upon your soul, tarrying wi one fool upon the doorstep of yonr ii limitai Spirit and the other foot lift sat into the skms By some pray detain him nntil he can tell of a I pentant and ransomed soul I Or y< were same tima ??uno down with tro lile, bereavement, persecution, ban rapte*/, sickness ami .ill meaner ni tro bles beating their discords in yonr hea ; and life. You gava up You said: ' 1 cannot stand it any longer. I believe will taka niv life. Where is the r.-i train or the deep wave or the precipii that will end this torment of earth existenceT" Put suddenly your Bail brightened Courage came surging ini yonr heart like oceanic ti dea Von sah "Gi d la mi my side, and all these ai Versitiea he can make turn out for u: good," Suddenly yon felt a peace, deep peace, the peace of (rod that pas eth all understanding. What made tl change 1 A awed ami mighty ami con farting angel uf the Lord met rot That was all. An Incentive to Illiibtcoasness, What an incentive to purity an righteousness is this doctrine that a I are continually under angelic observ; tkanl Byes ever on you. so that th most i-ecret miadeed is committed i tin- midst of an audionoa of immortal! No door io bolted, no darknees so Cia merlan, as to hinder that supernal ays t-i^lit. Not criticMl eyeaigbt, not jeakra eyesight, nol baleful eyeaighti ba friendly eyesight, aj mpatbi tic eyedghl helpful eyesight Confidential clerk c ? ith great reaponaibility on you shculder ami no one to aiiplaud you Work wiieu yon do it well and sick wit the worlds ingratitude, think of th angela in the counting room rapture at your fidelity I .Mother of household stitching, mending, cooking, dusting planning, Up half the ni?ht or all nidi with the sick child, day in and day out year in and year out, worn with th monotony of a life that no one ?.ems t caw for. think >>f the angela in th nursery, angeht in all therooma of you toiling, angels about tho sick cradle and all in sympathy I Railroad engineer, with hundreds o lives banging i n your wrist, amid the cinders and the smutch, round lug iii' sharp curve and byappallini 1 and dis| y,.!t inak ? a mistake, but not one won .: : ti!;.. all the trains it u years, think of the angas by the throttle valve, angel? by th< ; the engine, angab 5 fri m the overhanging cra^ bracing tin? racing wl tho precipice, angela when you mount the thunderbolt of a train and angel when ; ' I ' 'an Ton not heai them, louder than the Jamming of tin car cm: r than the bell at th? .-. louder than tho whistle thai s unda like tin- scream of a flying Band, tile an;, lie \ - ;. " X*OU did il Well. Vl/l did It Well?" If I (lft> . of engineers, it is because I ride a much with tin m. I always accept theii invitation to join them on their loco motive, and among them are auinc ui the grandest m< n alive. (iioiril.il l>> Aniicls. M. n and women of all circiinist UO ->. only partly appreciated or not appr?? ci?t* .1 at all. never feel hin Iy again or unregarded again I Angela all i ove, angels t.. help, angeht lbs r Yea. while all ! oda of I I thi re is lal angel yonr bodyguard This gyl ?opposed to be fanciful, hut I find it clearly stat.d in tin- i;;?;,. When the - v, i r ' praying for Pet liverance from prison ami be appeared at the d.or of th" prayer meeting, they could not I" lieve it was Peter They ?aid. "It i? bis angel " Bo tbeae < i i ~ ? - i plea, in special nearness toChrl t, arl dently believed that every worthy ?on! has an angel .leans ?aid of his follow its. "Their angela behob] the my Father." Elsewhere it is said. "He shall give his angeht charge over the?, to keep thee in ail thy ways." Angel ? 1 protected, angel ^uard el. angel canopied, art thou: No won? der that Charlea Wealay hymned theaa words ?in. h >,r the pcttj Una? "I r?nh -. ? Valerius and Rufinns were put to ? ch-i-t's take in the year IS?, ai.d after th" day when their bodies had bei li whip; -d and pounded into a jelly, in the night in prison and before ; day when they were to le ea BCUted, they both thought they ?aw angelt standing with two guttering crown?, saying "He of good cheer, valiant Si of .1. ?us Christ I A lit tl" more of battle, and then these crowns are v.. us. " And I am piad to know that before many of tbpee who bava :.: lugh great sufferings in thi? ife some angel of (rod has held a lilix Ing coronet of eternal reward Yea, wa aie t., have such a guardian angel to take ns upward when our wrtrk is done, Y. i know, we are told an angel con? ducted Lazarus to Abraham's 1- Him. That shows that ln.ne -hall be ?., poor in dying ba cannot afford angelic escort It would be a long way to go alone, and Up paths we have tieVer trod, and amid biasing worlds ?winging in un imaginable momentum, out ami on tin, i.h u. h distances and across such infinitude? of ?pace we should shudder at the thought of going alone. Put the angelic tecort will conn? to your languishing pillow or the place of your fatal accident and My: "Hail, im? mortal one: All is wi 11. (i. d hath tent un- t.. lake vi.ii home." And without tremor or lUgheeet sense of peril yon will away and upward farther on and farther on. until after awhile heaven In ave* in sieht und tlm rumble of char? iot wln.ls and the roll of tniohty har? monios are Inard in the distance, and nearer you come, and nearer still, until ut ti. ?.-> is lik" many mornings suffused hoto one, and the gatea lift. and ynu are inside the amethystine walls and i a tic banl s ,.f the jasper ata, for? ever safe, forever i t well. forever rested, forever united, forever happy M.tlnrs. do not think yctir lit? tle children go alone when they quit this world Oat of your arma into an faHi! arm?, out of ?icnoss into health, out of tin-1 radia in roa BavicsBT'a'boaoml Not an instant will the darlings ho :iron the two 1 lasca?the la?t Ids?, of heav? en "Now, .. .?. do your workl" cried an expiring Christian. (inardlna \nu?l lor All. Yea, a unardian am/el for each one I of jro I. Pi t roan 7 now la acci rd with him When he tnggesta the right, follow it When he warns yon ?gainst tlie wrong, shun it Sent forth from God t., help you in thi?-great battle ?gainai sin and death, accept his deliv eran? Win n tempted to a feeling of loneliness and disheart.iiinent, appro? priate th? promise. "The angel of the Lord eticainpoth around about them that fear him ami delivereth them." Oh, I am so glad that the RSJOM be? tween here and heaven are thronged with the?? supernatural?taking tidings home, bringing messages lere, rolling back oiisiai les from our path and giv? ing us defenses, for terrine are the feic.-s who disput? our way, and if the nation of the good angeht is on our sido the nation of bad angels is,ai tic other Faul hail it right when ho said. "We wrestle not against flesh and li.l, bat ?gainst principalities, against powers, ; the nilers of th? da, this world, aga?wt spiritual wick, dm-ss in high placea" In that awful fight i ?i n? mighty angelic re-en? forcement I We want all tin ir wings on our m, o, sll their - all tin Thank God that those who a: are mightier than thoaa who are ?gainst tis. And that thought make? m? jubi? lant as to the tinal triumph Bt Igium, you know, was tic battleground of England and Prance. V. a. Belgium mere than ein" waa tiie b; ttlegronnd of opposing nation? It s,, happens that this world is th? Belgium or battle? ground between the angelic nations, ad had. Michael, the commander in chief on ..n,, si h- Lucifer, as Byron calls him. or Mepalstopheli s. a calls li i m. or ?atan, as th. Hible calls him. the commander in chief on the other side All pure angelhood under the one leadership and ail abandoned angelhood ander the other leadership Manya skirmish hava tie two armies had. but tiie great and decisive battle is yet to be fought. Either from our earthly bomi - ? r down from i pernal r sidenci a may we come ?u on hi side, b r on that -i ! and hrsveii ami victory Meanwhile the battle \* being ict in array, ami the force? ceh -ii.il and demoniacal are con? fronting each other. 11 ar the boom of tic great cai Cherubim, seraphim, thrones, domina? tions, principalities and powers are be? ginning to rib- .?own their foes, and, until the work is I I "Sun. ?tand tl id thon, moon, in the vall< j TRAGEDIES OF THE SEA. Six i.f I nrlo Snin'N Mrn-iif-War "\OY rr llenril I rum." Reccrr? calamities ?t sea have turned pnhlic attention strongly to the ever fa-, matin? story of the -hip that never rernrn*. Yet the truth la that travel by water is m s.,fo a-, if no) safer than, by land, as one see? by comparing the Bambnr of accidents, and it is seldom that all trace? i f ? ship at In the |i?t however, of th? United stat.s men-of-war that th? ominous words, "Never ?card from," ale writ? ten ?gainst are the names of ?ix v?asela Tbe first of these waa tbe namesake of Pennsylvania'? schoolahip, the 18 gun frigate Saratoga, one of the few ag d to tie, colonie? daring tbe Revolution After the treaty s was signed -le? sailed away from this p.,rt and I forever from all human knowledge. No sign? of her wreckage were ever found. She probabl; I in a storm andl went down With all on hoard. On July l-i. 1800, the 88 gun frigate| Insurgent Captain Patrick Fletcher, saiied out between theCbesapea ? and was never ?.?. n ..r beard of more. Sim iva- ? prisa taki n from I : ion, andi r Captain Trox tan, in ' ? battle off the island of Nevis Bast h fa AngUSt of the same year the 14 irnn brig Pi< taring, under Captain Benjamin Billar, was last seen at Gua? deloupe. It La supposed that ah? went down in a Kale. She was a merchant r?aael i.rly adapted b<r naval service, and her gana were too heavy for her tonnage, Th? next i f oar v?asela to vanish was know as Qanboat No 7. Lieutenant Agelbic commanded bar, and she put out from New York on the 11th of May. 1808, to re-enforca our squadron in the Mediterranean during the war with Tripoli When a short distanca oat of port, her mast was sprung, and she re? turned to New V.irk for repairs. She ?ailed again on the 90th of June and was MV?C heard from ?gain One of th? greatest tragedies of out navy, however, was the loss of the Wasp. Within fiv? month? daring th? war of 1819 this b.,at had taken la English merchantmen and fought many a good fight ?gainst British men-of-war of greater ..jzu and ?trength On the 1st of October. 1814. sli? hailed the ?Swedish bark Adonis and took on board two of the surviving officer? of the,,id gonboat Bassx, destroyed in Valparaiso liarltor. After that she was uuvcr heard from fttfain. Th? last of onr vessels of which we lost all traOS was the Epervier Wien Commodore D tentar in isla dictated to th? di.y of Algies? lie- t.-rms , !' a treaty with tin; United State?, Lieutenant John Ssbrick was dispatched to Wash? ington with a copy for th? approval of ocn? government Th? brig Epervier was detailed for his transportation, and hs was accompanied by Captain Lewis and Lieutenant Neill. who had married nisters a f?W days DSfON ?ailing with Commodore Decatur for the M?diter ranean, and by Lieut' naut Drury and Lieutenant Yarnell, who liad fought with Perry in the battle of Lake Erie Jnst b*fon> this hri? put mit to s, a Kn sjga. Josiah T.ittnell, a watch ofliccr aboard of her, indued an odio r . u i M of the other ships to change places witli him. ns he wsnted to remain where there was a chain ? of fighting A (? w days mit the Epervier paaaed th? strait of Gibraltar and signait d "A? weil ou lioard " Since tin n she lias not bien heard from. It is interesting to know that assSignj Tattnell. who aaajuaad the fate of his comrades, lived to i oinmand thj ram Merriniae of the Cut. derate navy.?Philadelphia Times. Saar* and Hn- IMrrctnrs. When the gnat tCCOOHt is rendered, when the finej balance is hIiii. k. it may be found that Inde Uiissell Sage lit with kingdom come. On earth for the last 98 years the old i miser has been the butt end of all com-, pl.wuts. Many a manufactured story) of mofcy meanness baa beep fasjteqed 1 upon him because he was good tackh to carry It. IDs hospitality also has ! come In for more than one s. ore. The bliest, is about a meeting of .1 board of directora, Having no other place so cheap, B?ge in\ ited the m.-in bers to his boOSS, whore business wan transacted In the dining room, on tbe table was a magnificent i,.. fruits, and visions of wine and salads, brandy and cigars, an a?, Rerreehmenta, however, failed to ma? terialize, and when the old man l?ft the room it director said, sotto voce, "Gentlemen, there bring nothing eNe In ?Ight I shall help myself to ? pear." The action was salted t?) the word, hut the pear was wa.x.- Victor Smith In New York P II?- Wanted ihr Barth, A well to do farmer dropped in npon us the other day and paid, "I gness I'll tall The Leader." Wo told him all right and act.-d glad but he hadn't got through, for he continued, "I've got ?re? and a buck which I think you 'orter' advertise for a few weeks and give me the paper for a dollar. " We couldn't see it that way. and he wouldn't take the paper Now. what do you think of that? Could that same man with a good, Straight fa, ' ! ar cons :ii nee a-k the grot i | him a barrel of rogar bacanas be par chased 10 a nts' worth of oatmeal': One and the san,,, thing Our advertising columns are our lOgar, and I KTiption list Is oar meal. ?Linden (Mich.) Leader. Aim,ut a I iilverxnl Panacea. The eucalyptus tree, which grows ten feet in a year, makes valuable wood. the bees honey that has Impor? tant medicinal properties and prevents malaria, should be planted in many other i>laees than Cuba if it is all that ft is sai.r?ft> be. We ' ., PXpCCt t? aear of the eUcalyptlM tru?t sooner oi ?ter.?St Louis Post-Dispatch. RISKS OF BULul-iGhTING No I ne.on n.on Thing I'nr ttir Itnll to I liml? Aiiiiiiik Ihr sp'iiaio ,. "If the French ar? going to take np bullfighting as one of their regalar amusement?," says a N?w Yorker who ? a good deal of tbe peninsular sport In its native home, "they will have to get themselves accustomed to s eing a bull break loose, dear the bar? rier and make himself gay among them. To judge by the talk there has | iprs about what happened ut Deuil a few Sundays ago, one would think that such a thing was quite a ru.- accident in the history of the bull ring, hut in the conree of a ?ingle sea? son that I was at Lisbon I must have ^ ?? n it happen at hast half a dozen that ia, more than once for ev ? inday I went to a bullfight "What is rare is for a bull to get char away from the building and go careering about the stn eti of th? neigh? borhood. Tiiat n prevented efl by the way a bull ring is built to or from your place you have to go up or down flights of step* and rather narrow ones at that, and a hull, how? ever active he may be. is not good at Bights of it hulls I saw- in th? Lisbon ring were active, being wiry, thin flanked -t.d brutes that thought Uoth ing of leaping ovar the barrier iuto the narrow space betwet D that an 1 the high trapet In front of the spectators' -, its. Sometimes wlo u a ball h id m.nie this jump in pursuit of ? II kin ; 'capia lui' and couldn't und hi? man in the passage he would half jnuip half climb, ov.r the parapet Wli.n lie got up there. he would Souriait bis b ins ?bout, but could do no damage to any one who had ??? to gst up and move out of his way. You ?ee, the benches around the ring ar? ?ton a sloping has? of cement ami that makes it Impossible for I b.asi with hoofs to move about Besides, tbe benches always impede him "Ymi n.ver hear WOCBOfJ screaming occash ns All the women are up in the Unes, and they know, be sides, that there isn't any danger The bull always gets poshed back somehow, one day I saw a little cigar store clerk when a bull landed close to him. coolly get between the animal's horns and cover up his eyes until the attendants cam? and dragged him off. If that bull had been on level ground, it would have taken a thorough professional to go as near him as that, and it would have In en at the ii<k of the man'? life."? New York Tribune. FEDERAL RED TAPE. Homine to He liiinr Through to Hare a Cluck Itruaired. A week ago the clock in the office of Post?nica Inspector Waters stopped at ?Xactiy 9:80 While Mr Waters was winding it a crd broke and let < ne of the weights fall to tha bottom of th? case That was all The only reason that the timepiece has not been repaired is tue fact that it belongs to DttCsS Sam A watchmaker would probably have charged 90 cent? to replace the cord, bnt I'ncle Sam 1? not in the habit of allowing his repre? sentatives to be arbitrary even lor ?')" edits Here is the cours? that had to be taken to ti\ the clock, which will probably be ticking again within two According to tho rules. Cu? tedian Brickesastainof the building had to be notified in writing that the clock had ceased to run He in turn waa obliged to send word to the general cus? todian of federal buildings at Washing? ton and state specifically how tin* acci? dent occurred. Custodian Brickenstein is now await? ing a reply from Washington, which will give him peraaieaiou to see to the repairing. In the account of ? Custodian Brick? nstein will itemize the 90 cents and attach to the statement a voucher from Intptfltot Waters detail whole thing ..ver again It might seem funny to an ordinary citi/.cn. but the officials are accustomed to it Pot Instance, one day last mouth a roller top to a desk in one of the fed ??ral o!.. ', to work, and the regulation mode was followed It waa ? I but w.ek. Denver News. Hmiii-n'i Attractions. "It ?s [?,,t mecHs.uy fer a woman during ? -il ? |utfgs lu a re? cent case, "lo Inform ber Intended hus? band of any device or .-itiachuieui te Improve i!e . '. , f nature ?u tbe con? stru? tiou ! . m or ilgure." af decep? tion by wealing gftsasss to cssanal a glass <?><?. SHAVING A DEAD MAN. A Joli Thnt Occupied nn Impecunl ?01 ArtUl IImiui h Will,. "I have jn?! Bnlahed abaving a dead man," said a local artist. 'The Job 00 ' cupled me about a week and'' heavens:" ejaculate a horrified friend I "what d'ye in,anv" "Don't be alarm* ad" replied the artist caimly. "Tie I operation was not as repulsive a? r0*J may imagine in fact, i performed it I with n brush. You tee, a certain family of my acquaintance have i i painting of tbe head of the bouee, who departed from this vale of tears some time in the early eighties. At the time the portrait was mad< he wore a full beard, which was contrary t-i his usual custom, and the family, wl o reiiiemlier him best with a smooth face, have been anxious ever since to cet off the whisiois. i was engaged to shave the portrait, and hard times und approach? ing rent day persuaded me to accept the commission, w hhli. neoilVss to say, -hly antipathetic to ciy artistic ln?tii "I had to depend entirely on the recol? lection of the family for my data, and I found, to my alarm, that caen mem? ber bad retained a different Impression of ti.e oh! gentleman's chin, one claim ed it was double and another Insist,.,! that It was sharp and cl-an cut; a it as 'square and determined.' ami tin- widow ??? ! me privately that it was ?haped like the prow of an armored cruiser. Alto gether I found myself in a deuce of a Bx. It was no trouble to take off the I did that In three fetf swoop?; but when I blocked out the Jaw experimentally ami called in the crowd for suggestions, there waa A trrand chorus of protest. Strange to say, I phased nobody, ami I have been a.-, amending, remodi . - : all over again ei ? dlapute was tin- location of a wart, which half the family ?aid WM on the left and half on the ri.dit. I finally effected a compromlae by paint In.- In two warts. | got my fee all right, but before I take another tonaorial job I'll go to driving a trollej ear." New Orleans Times Deuiocrat. ( n r ?on- I ii ii enil ( il a lorn. In Swltxerli tded by a custom which calls opon all ciiarita ble and Christian people to show their sympathy. A notice edged with a wide black line appears In the daily papen letting forth the day and hour ? | sympathizers must a--oiuble before the house of the d.a?, 1 At the time named a lit;!.- ck tb covered table, sup DOItlng a good ?lied jar. Is stood be? true the house, table, cloth and jar all being of a somber, ebony hue. and Into the latter small mourning card? name and ad.Ire - of their own? ers, are depo-iled. l'h'' da V the ' I takes putee is tbe day s. lected for the exhibition of tbe jar. So ladies are al? lowed to fellow at a Swiss funeral. Kr.m.-r'? "iinoir. Half a dosen back country Boera lud ? Prt t. ria to - ? the a I the capital. With char.". I larity they ; i,t Krnger a visit at the i a. Iy c ?: drinkil ami hit. r on 1 tin in i.v, r ? at buildin :*. In one of tbe r ima an ;? : ning. and a? out the president, with bit band on ? blow out the light From whi : the other drew a deep breath blew oat his cheeks and suit forth at: - : iff. but ail in vain, the light burning steadily as be? fore Then the president bade them l?x)k and. blowing ont i be slyly tuned the twitch, blew, and out arena the light Tb amaxed and as tiny hit tin; building? one of them, who had I" en rant than the rest, remarked "The i resident must have a woaater fully strong l reatb, for, did you notice, tho light waa entirely inclosed in a _