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The Hickman Courier11'0 J0Y Lom LIFE-
GEORGE WAItltEN. Publisher.
Womkx are not permitted to be photographed
Tiik skeleton alone of an averagt
whale weighs US tons.
There are 1.500 persons upon the German
emperor's list of employes.
The greatest customers the 1'eoria
distillers have are the Japanese.
AX exhibition of Canada's mineral
resources is to be held at Toronto.
Tiik of silk worms ptves employment
to 000.000 people in Italy..
The linest shops in a Chinese city arc
those devoted to the sale of Collins.
A rniiMAXENT exhibition of Spanish
products is being1 established at llayti.
l.v the vear ended .Tune CO. 4,740 im
migrants were received at San Francisco.
The Dominion of Canada imposes a
tax of Sj0 on every Chinaman that enters
OXE hundred thousand Americans
have visited Kuropc this summer,
breaking all records.
Of every 100 school children in London.
05 leave school between theii
tenth and eleventh years.
The president has authorized the
of a company of Indiani
for service In the Philippines.
Hex Clench, the highest mountain
in Scotl. nd. will have an electric road
to its summit and a sanitarium.
Akiuca has nearly 70 different
and this fact presents great
ditiuuUics to missionary efforts.
Hki.la M. Hughes, of Atchison, Kan.,
recently celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
of her second marriage.
jjbVancocvek city council has voted
500 to the trades and labor council toward
the Labor day celebration.
Paris has a burial vault fitted with
electrical appliances for the detection
of recovery in cataleptic subjects.
Evert boy in Germany, from the
crown prince to the meanest subject, ii
obliged to learn some useful trade.
Owino to tho large increase in business
the Great Siberian railway is to
be rebuilt before the line is completed.
Reports of the cotton crp of Texas,
Indian Territory and Oklahoma show
a decrease in the yield of 37.5 per cent.
JoiiAXXEhBuno is 714 miles from Port
Elizabeth, i.014 from Cape Town. 660
."rora East London, t&3 from Durban
Y.nd S96 from De.ajoa bay.
The health authorities of Bavaria
examined last year 5S.4S7 samples of
food and drinks, and made complaint!
in 16.9 per cent, of all cases.
Farmers in Androscoggin county,
Maine, complain bitterly of the injury
done to their crop by the protected
and rapidly-increasing deer.
At a recent meeting of the Russian
Academy of Sciences. Prof. Dills advocated
the use of English as a universal
language for men of science.
A shellfish known as the pianna in
the Mediterranean has the curiou;
power of spinning a viscid silk, which
is made in Italy, into a regular fabric.
Women do the mining in Colombia.
No man with any self-respect can be
induced io engage in that occupation,
because in Spanish times it was the
work of slaves.
Ix the center of the plaza in Lima ii
a pretty bronze fountain that was
erected in 157S, a gift from some noble
Spaniard, and Is probably the oldest
fountain in America.
JJmtu.v booksellers are strictly for
bidden to sell school children books
stitched with wire, as several cases ol
blood poisoning have been traced tc
scratches from rusty wire.
Oxi: of tbi. queerest villages known
is in New Guinea, and is called Tupu
eelei. The houses are all supported on
piles and stand out in the ocean a con
siderable distance from shore.
It would bcdifticult to imagine more
extraordinary digestive powers than
those of tho hyena. One of these
Leasts has been known to swallow six
large bones without crushing them.
There is much French and Belgian
capital invested in the principal rail
tvffy lines of Spain, while England
DVns many of the shorter lines and is
also at the head of the mining inter-
The Ortiz mine grant of 54.000 acret
located .10 miles south of Santa Fc, X
M., and covering the richest gold-bearing
district of New Mexico, has been
hold to Thomas A. Edison and a New-York
and London syndicate for
Col. W, L. Allrrioht. of Ohio,
a company with 3,000.'iCC
to build the "Missing' Link
railway" from Chattanooga to
S. C a distance of 150 miles, is in
to secure a charter in that
A cosmiXATlox of glove manufacturers
has been effected, with a capital
tock of SO.OOO.000, of which S8.000.000
is preferred stock, representing the
;ash value of the properties merged,
and 000 common stock, which is
to be distributed as a bonus.
The weights of classes of studenti
before and after examination have
been made the subject of recent investigation.
In high classes, where naturally
tho examination was most felt,
leveral pounds w.re loit. showing how
the mental strain was felt. In lower
classes the loss was not so great.
The number of failures from all
causes in automatic block signals as
rjompared with the total number of
movements of each signal does not exceed
more than one in SO, 000.
A heuedv for tho bites of mosquitoes
or gnats, and one that will even
alleviate tho pain from the stings of
bee and wasps, is to sponge the part
affected with a weak solution of liquid
ammonia and water.
The color of flowers, even tiie most
delicate, can be preserved by drying,
tays a German chemist, by pressing
iiiem between snects of paper that
hare been 'saturated with a solution of
sue per cent, of oxalic acid in water.
A Prescription Prepared by Rev.
nrllKlon Will OlTurl the IlUtlpntlona
nnil llontrncrn of Life Tlio
.oirl n Chnrlnl for
I lie MvIiik.
(Copyrighted. 1st. I.ouls Klopsch.)
In this ..i. Inlmnge giver,
prescriptions for the prolongation of
Me and preaches the gospel of physical
health. The text is Psalms 01, 10, "With
long life will 1 tatisfy hltn."
Through the mistake of its friends religion
litis been chielly associated with
sick beds and graeysuds. The whole
subject to many people is odorous with
chlorine and carbolic neid. There are
people who cannot pronounce the word
"religion" without hearing in it the clipping
chisel of the tombstone cutter. It
is high time that this thing were
changed and that religion, instead of
being represented as a hearse to carry
out the dead, should be represented ns
a i harlot in which the living are to triumph.
Religion, so far from subtracting
from one's is a glorious addition.
It is sanatne, etirntite, hygienic.
It is good for the cjes, good for the
ears, good for the spleen, good for tin
digestion, good for the neres, good for
the muscles. When Datid in another
part of the psalm prays that religion
may be dominant, he dues not speak of
it as a mild sickness or an emaciation or
on attack of moral and splrituil cramp.
He speaks of it as "the sating; health of
all nations," while God in the text
longevity to the pious, saying:
"With long life will I satisfy him." The
fact is that men and women die too
soon. It is high time that religion
joined the hand of medical science in at
tempting to improve human longevity.
Adam lited 030 years; Methuselah lived
9C9 years. As late in the history of the
world as espatlan there were at one
time in his empire 45 people 135 years
old. So far down as the sixteenth cen
tury Peter Zartan died at 1S5 years of
age. I do not say that religion will ever
take the race back to nnUdlluvinn lon
gevity, but 1 do say the length of life
will be increased.
It is said in Isaiah: "The child shall
die a hundred tears old." Now, if, according
to Scripture, the child is to be
a hundred years old, may not the men
and women reach to 300 and 400? The
fact is that we are mere dwarfs and
skeletons compared with some of the
generations that arc to come. Take
the African race. They have been under
bondage for centuries. Give them
a chance, nnd they detelop a Frederick
Douglass or a Toussaint L'Ouverture.
And. if the white race shall be brought
from under the serfdom of sin, what
shall be the body, tthat shall be the
Religion has only just touched
our world. Give it full jvotver for n few
centuries, and who can tell tthat will be
the strength of man and the beauty of
women and the longetlty of all?
My design is to show that practical religion
is the friend of long life. I prote
It llrst from the fact that it makes the
care of our health a positite Christian
duty. Whether wc shall keep early or
late hours, whether we shall take food
digestible or indigestible, tt hcther there
shall be thorough or incomplete mastication,
are questions tery often deferred
tothe realm of whimsicality. Rut
the Christian man lifts this tt hole problem
of health into the accountable and
the Divine, lie says: "God has given
me this body, nnd lie bjjs called it the
temple of the Holy Ghost, and to deface
its altars or mar its ttalls or crumble
its pillars is a God defying sacrilege."
He sees God's caligraphy in
every page, anatomical and phy biological.
Hesays: "God has given me a wonderful
body for noble purposes" that
arm with 32 curious bones wielded by
16 curious muscles nnd all tinder the
brain's telegraphy, 350 pounds of blood
rushing through the heart every hour,
the heart in 24 hours beating 100,000
time, during the 24 hours the lungs
taking in 57 hogsheads of air, and all
this mechanism not more mighty than
delicate and easily disturbed and demolished.
The Christian man says to
himself: "If I hurt my ncrtes, if 1 hurt
my brain, If I hurt any of my physical
faculties, I insult God and call for dire
retribution." Why did God tell the
not to oiTer to Him in sacrifice animals
imperfect and diseased ? He meant
to tell us in all the nges that tte are to
offer to God our very best physical condition,
and n man who through irregular
or gluttonous eating ruins his
health is not offering to God such a sacrifice.
Why did Paul write for his cloak
at Troas? Why should such a great
man ns Paul be anxious about n thing
so inslgnillcant ns an otereoat? It was
because he knew- that with pneumonia
and rheumatism he would not be worth
half its much to God ami the church us
with respiration easy and foot free.
An intelligent Christian innn would
consider it an absurdity to kneel down
at night and pray and ask God's protection
while nt the same time he kept the
window of his bedroom tight shut
against fresh n I r. Hi-would just ns soon
think of going out nn the bridge between
New York and Ilrooklyn, leaping
off and then praying to God to keep
him from getting tfurt. Just as long as
you refer this tt hoTt subject of physical
health to the realm of whimsicality
ortotite pastry cook or to the butcher or
to the baker or to the apothecary or to
the clothier you nre not acting like 11
Christian. Take care of all your physical
forces nervous, muscular, bone,
brain, cellular tissue for all you must
be brought to judgment. Sinokingyour
nervous system into fidgets, burning
out the coating of your stomach witli
wine longwoodcd ami strychnlned,
valking with thin shoes to make your
feet look delicate, pinched nt the waist
until you are nigh cut in two and nei
ther pan wo.'th anything, groaning
about sick headache and palpitation of
tho heart, which you think came from
God, when they cniile from your own
What right has any tnnn or woman to
deface tho temple of the Holy Ghost?
What Is the car? It is the whispering
gallery of the soul. What Is the eye? it
is the observatory God constructed, its
telescope sweeping the heavens. What
Is the hand? An instrument so wonderful
that, when the carl of llrldgcwnter
bequeathed In his will $10,000 for
treatises to bo written on the wisdom,
power nnd goodness of God, Sir Charles
Hell, the great English anatomist and
surgeon, found his greatest illustration
in the construction of the human hand,
devoting his whole book to that subject.
So wonderful nre these bodies that God
names his own attributes after different
parts of them. His omniscience it is
God's eye; His omnipresence It is
God's ear; His omnipotence it is
God's nrm; the upholstery of the midnight
heat ens it is the work of GocJ's
fingers; Ills life-giving power It is
the breath of the Almighty; his dominion
"the government shall he upon his
"Hut," you say, "professors of religion
have fallen, professors of religion have
got drunk, professors of religion hate
misappropriated trust funds, professors
of religion have absconded." Yes, but
they threw away their religion before
they did their morality. If a man on a
White Star line steamer, bound for
Liverpool, in mid-Atlantic jumps
nnd Is drowned, is that anything
against the White Star line's capacity
to take the man across the ocean? And
if n man jumps oter the gunwale of his
religion and goes down neter to rise,
is that any reason for your believing
that religion has no capacity to take
the man clear through? In the one
case, if he had kept to the steamer,
ids body would have been sated; in
the other case, if he had kept to his religion,
his morals would have been
There are aged people who would
have been dead 25 years ago but for the
defenses and the equipoise of religion.
You have no more nntural resistance
than hundreds of people who lie in
the cemeteries to-day slain by their own
vices. The doctors made their case as
kind and pleasant as they could, nnd It
was called congestion of the brain or
something else, but the snakei and the
bluefllcs that seemed fo crawl over (he
pillow in, the sight of the delirious patient
showed what was the mutter with
him. You, the aged Christian man,
walked along by that unhappy one until
you came to the golden pillar of a
Christian life. You went to the right,
he went to the left. That is nit the
difference between you. If this religion
is a protest agaiust all forms of
dissipation, then it is an illustrious
friend of longevity. "With long life
will I satisfy Him."
Suppose you had a supernatural
neighbor who came in nnd said: "Sir,
1 want you to call on me in every exigency.
I am your fast friend. I could
fall back on $20,000,000. 1 can foresee
a panic ten years. I hold the controlling
stock In 30 of the best monetary Institutions
of New ork. Whenever you
are in trouble call on me, unci I will
help you. You can have my money.
and you can hate my influence. Here
is my hand in pledge for it." How
much would you worry about
Why, j 011 would say: "I'll do the best
I can, and then I'll depend on my
friend's generosity for the rest."
Now, more than that is promised to
every Christinn business man. God
says to him: "I own New York and
London nnd St. Petersburg and Peking,
and Australia and California are mine.
I can foresee a panic a hundred years.
I hate all the resources of the unitersr.
and I am your fast friend. When yen
get in business trouble or any other
trouble, call on me, nnd 1 will
help. Here is my hand in pledge of
omnipotent deliverance." How much
should that man worry? Not much.
What Hon will dare to put his paw on
that Daniel? Is there not rest in this'.'
Is there not an eternal vacation in this'.'
"Oh," you sny, "here is n man who
asked God for a blessing In a certain
enterprise, and he lost $5,000 in It. Explain
I will. Yonder is n factory, and one
wheel is going north, and the other
wheel Is going south, and one wheel
plays laterally, and the other plays vertically.
I go to the manufacturer and
I say: "O manufacturer, tour machinery
is a contradiction! Why do
you not make all the wheels go one
way?" "Well," he says, "I made them
go in opposite directions on purpose,
and they produce the right result. You
go downstairs and examine the carpets
we are turning out In this establishment,
and you tt ill see." I go down
on the other floor, and I see the carpets,
and 1 am obliged to confess that,
though the wheels in that factory go In
opposite directions, they turn out a
beautiful result, and while 1 am standing
there looking nt the exquisite fabric
an old Scripture passage eomos into
my mind: "All things work together
for good to tlieia who love God." Is
there not a tonic In that? Is there not
longevity in that?
Suppose a man is nil the time worried
about his reputation? One man
says he lies, another says he is stupid,
another says he Is dishonest and half
II dozen printing establishments attack
him, and he Is in a great state of excitement
nnd worry and fume nnd cannot
sleep, but religion comes to him
and says: "Man, God Is 011 y our side.
He will tnke care of your reputation.
If God be for you, who enn be against
you?" How much should that man worry
about his reputation? Not much.
If that broker who home years ago In
Wall street, after hehod lost money,
sat down unci wrote a farewell letter to
his wife before he blew hlr train-nut
If, Instead of taking out of his pocket
n pistol, he had taken out a well-read
New Testament, there would have been
one less suicide.
O nervous and fcvcrUh people of the
world, try this almighty sedative! You
u 111 live 25 years longer under Its soothing
potter. It is not chloral that you
want or morphine that you want. It Is
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "With long
life will I satisfy him."
Again, practical Religion la a friend
f longetlty In the fact that it removes
all forrodlng caro about a future existence.
Ktcry man wants to know what
s U become of him. If you get on
board a rail train, you want to know at
what depot it Ih going to stop. If 3011
j.'l on board ti ship, you wnutfo know
nto what harbor it Is going to run.
n 1 if you should tell me you hate no
interest In what Is to be your future
.Irstiny 1 would, in as polite n way as I
Unow how, tell you I did not believe
ton. I Wo re 1 had this matter settled
with reference to my future existence
the question almost worried me Into
ruined health. The ansletics nwn have
upon this subject, put together, would
make a mnrtyrdotu. This Ik a state of
awful unhenlthlness. There lire, people
who fret themselves to denth for fear
of dying. I want to take the strain off
iir ncrtes and the depression offyour
-mil, in.d I make two or three experiment.
Experiment first: When you
out of tills world It does not mnke
.1 n v difference whether you have been
4'o.mI or bad, whether you belleted truth
it rrror. you will go straight to glory.
Impossible," you say. "My common
well ns my religion leaches that
the I .ii! 11 nd t lie good cannot lite together
foreter. You give me no comfort In
that cvperlnicnt." Experiment the second-
When you leate this world you
will go into an Intermediate stute.wherc
von ran get converted and prepared for
"Impossible," you say. "As
tin- tree falleth. so must It He, nnd I
cminot M)stpone to an intermediate
t.ite reformation which ought to lint
effected In ihU state." Experi
ment the third: There is no future
world. When a man diex. Hint it the
Inst of him. Do not worry about what
rou are to do In another state of being.
Vou will not do anything. "Impossi.
bio," you say. "Thcic It something that
tells me that death it not the nppendli.
hut the preface, to life. There is something
thnt tells me that on this side
of the grave I only get started and
thnt I shall go on foreter. My potter to
ttnnk says 'forever," my n.Tectlom say
'''rcver,' my capacltv tc eiJoy or
Well, you defeat me In my three
I have only one more to
make, and if you defent me in that I am
exhausted. A mighty One on n knoll
b.irk of Jcrunalem one day, the skirt
f ted with forked lightnings and the
earth tilled with volcanic disturbance,
t'irned His pale nnd agonized face
t'ttaril the heavens and ald: "I take
the sins nnd sorrows of the nges Into
own heart. I am the expiation.
I'itness, earth unl Heatcn and hell,
I am the expiation." And the hammer
struck Him, nnd the j)cnrs punctured
Mm, nnd Heaven thundered: "The
wages of sin Is death!" "The soul that
linnet!., it shiill die!" "I will by no
means clear the guilty!" Then there
tvns silence for half an hour, nnd the
lightnings were drawn buck into the
scabbard of the sky, and the earth
ceased to quiver, and nil the colors of
the sky began to shift Into a rainbow
woven tint of the falling tram of Jesus,
and there was red as of the bloodshed
ding, and there was blue ns of the bruit
Ing. and there was green ns of tint
heavenly foliage, and there was orange
ns of the day dawn, nnd along the line
of the blue I saw the words: "I wai
bruised for their iniquities," (nnd along
the line of red I saw the words: "Tim
blood of Jcsuh Christ clcaiiheth from
all sin," and along the line of the green
I saw the words: "The Icates of the
Tree of Life for the healing of the nations,"
and along the line of the orange
I saw the words: "The day spring
from on high hath tisited u h," nnd
then 1 saw the storm was over, and the
rainbow- rose higher and higher until it
seemed retreating to nnother heat en.
and, planting one column of its colors
on one side of the eternal hill, and planting
the other column of Ita colors on
the other side the eternal hill, it rose
upward and upward, "and, behold,
there tvns a rainbow about the throne."
Accept that sacrifice and quit worrying.
Tnke the tonic, the inspiration, the longevity,
of this truth. Religion is sunshine;
thnt is health. Religion is fresh
uir nnd pure water; they are healthy.
Religion is warmth; thnt is healthy.
Ask all the doctors, and they will tell
you that a quiet conscience nnd pleas-tint
anticipations are hygienic, i offer
you perfect peace now and hereafter.
What do you want In the future
world? Tell me, and you shall hate it.
Orchards? I'hcre are trees with 12
manner of fruits, yielding fruit; etery
month. Water scenery? Theie Is the
river of Life from under the throne of
God, clear ns crystnl, nnd the sen ol
glass mingled with fire. Do you want
iiiurIc? There Is the oratorio of the
Creation led on by Adam, nnd
of the Red sen led on by Mosts.
nnd the orntorlo of the Messiah led en
by St. Paul, while the archangel with
swinging baton controls the 1 1 1,000 who
make up the orchestrn. Do you want
reunion? There arc your children waiting
to kiss you, waiting to embrace you
waiting to twist garlands in your hnir.
You have been accustomed to open the
door on this side the sepulclicr. I open
the door on thu other side the
You hnve been accustomed to
walk in the wet grass on the top of the
grate. I show you the under side of
the grave. The bottom has fallen out,
nnd the long ropes with which the pall
bearers let down your dead let them
clear through Into Ilenten.
Glory be to God for this robust,
healthy religion! It will have n tendency
to make you live long In this world,
and n the world to come you will have
eternal life. "With long life I will satisfy
There are 1,000 vessels which trots
the Atlniulc ocean regularly every
month, some of them twity. a month.
Totiie MrPadden Say. tve it difapnoint
ed. De las' chapter of dtt hook nys dnt de
beautiful heroecn lived to bean old ttotiuin
and was hinhly renpected. We don't want
nothink about no old woman. W'at tve
tvnnti it de new wntnnn. an' if yoiuc can't
give ui totnethink about de new woman, iflve
li our nickel hack and we'll buy clicttnult.
Bt? Washington Po.i.
! an Trmtr,
"How are thiiigt moving along in the
"Well, t notice that since the Dreyfus verdict
came in I don't have any more order
for fried froRt' Chic.io Tritume.
God gives a man hi ton!, but he mutt acquire
hit trade. Rnm't Hum.
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"Tfic Prudent Man Scttdh
His House in Order
Your humtn tenemtnt should be gkxn
even more creful Attention thin the
house you live in. Set it in order by
thoroughly renovating your nuhole system
throtigh blood nuae pure by taking
Hood's SArsiprillA. Ihen every organ
tvill ct promptly And regularly.
A tape worm eighteen fart lung al
leant cama on tlm tcrun titer niy ttktnir two
L'ASi'AHKTS. Thl 1 aui turn hat mr
bail health lor tlio lnnt three jttrt. I am still
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