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Dr. Talmge's Views on the Corn
ing Sermon.
How He Tninks They shcu!d
Be Presentcd. *natirs
Shou!d Preach the Liv
irg Ch 'ist.
In this *ts;r Dr. T m
addresases all Chrau' wn'a -.~*~"i
desecriben what be . h 1 k- %i
modes of p'reacti te er in i
fut ur,: testx, Rn Ns- xi i- Q
n'' '-try, let us wait on our u r
bhile I was se'Cel c' 'I !.;u7 (1
a hoTel at L Xiigton. Ky.. e vn>
evenir g, a e lilman .sk: '.'
do y'u think of :te c-ni' St I Mun.
supposed le was askI 'e in r- .
sone new dise 0rse <a Pr Cmr of
Londor, who smiesp ed
tline serns, ad I r . ''I &'
not seen it." But I fwud out afer
wara that he nprt !' ak
thought would be l.av .r
the couwing setm n of T he
sermons of the f tu':r . %
mir g as a noun :rt
as the word --emon. 1.. "
Ba: mr "i-tak- Zt " 1 To a
verv itmportart a' d 'rai tl me,
"The Coinirz Srrn.
Befo'e the world is converred the
style <f reliious dise-ur-e %ill have to
be converted. You mid t q vell go
io the mocdern Sedan o(r" Ge lotbrg
ith bous at d arroas, ir-t-d of rifies
and bomb !bells at d ;'ark- of ar; :
to expect to corquer 'ns -:orl for God
by the old styles of e.h-'rt and
sermonology. Jonatha Edvards
preached the sernons MOST adaa ted to
the age in which he lve but if tho-e
sermons were preacht d nox :hey would
divide an audlence irto two elasses
those sound atleep and tho'e wanting
to go home.
But there is a discourse of the
future. Who ;ill preach it I have ro
idea In what part of the earth it wilI
be born I have to idea. In which
denomina'ion of Christians it will be
delivertd I cannot guess. That dis
course of exh r:ation may le hort in
the corrry n.e. ting hu-e on the bartks
of the St. Lawrence or the O:egon or
the Ohio or the Tombiebte or the
Alabama. The person who shall de
liv.r it may this moment be in a cra'le
under the shadow of the Sierra Nevndas
or in a New Eng!and farmhue or amid
the aicefields of southern sauanna,, or
this moment there may be some younz
man in one of our theological semi
naries, in the jrinior or middle or senior
class, shaping that weapon of pow(r, or
there may be coming some new baptism
ofi he Holy Ghost on the churches, so
that some of u. who now siard in the
watch-towers of Zion. wakig to a
realization of our present in if ciency.
may preach it ourselves. That coming
discourse may not be 50 years f1 And
let us pray God that its arrival may be
hastened while I announes to y ou what
I think will be the chidi characteristics
of that discourse or exhortation when
it does arrive, and I want to make my
remarks appropriate and sugirestive to
all classes of Christian wor kers.
First of all, 1 temark that that future
religious discourse will be full of a liv
ing Christ in contradistinction to
didactic technicalities. A discourse
may be full of Chriat though hardiy
mentioning his name, and a scrmon
m~ny be empty of Christ while every
sentence is repetitious of his titles.
The world wants a living Christ, not a
Christ standing at the head of a formal
system of theology, but a Christ who
means pardon and syanathy and con
dolence and brothprhood and life and
heaven a poor man's Chris:, a rich man's
Christ, an overworked mua's Christ, an
invalid's Christ, a farmer,'s Christ, a
mriuchant's Christ, and every u~an's
A symmetrical and fine worded
system of theology is well enough for
theological erasses, but it has no more
business in a pulpit than have the tech
nical phrases of an anatomist or a
psychologist or a physician in the siek
room of a patient. ['he werld wants
help, immediate and world upliftiaiz.
and it will come through a discourse in
which Christ shall walk right down
into the immortal seul and take ever
lasting po'tession of ir. '"'c it as s ui
of light as is this av.u i:nnmfllct.
That sermon or ex'hrration of' th'. f -
ture will not deal with men in ti~e
threadbare illustrations of J esus Chri-t.
In that coming address there will b in
stances of vicarious suifering taken
right out of ever3 day life, for there is
not a day when somebody is not dy ing
for others-as the physician saviug his
diphtheria patient by saectiemsg his
own lift-; as the ship ea. taim gtina down
with his ves-el while he is getting his
passengers into the lifeboat; as the fire
man consuming in the buroing budd
ing while he is taking a child out of a
fourth story window: as in summer the
strong swimmer at intst Ih?:pton or
Long Branch or Cape Myt or Lake
George himself perished trr ing t o res
cue the drowning; as the niewejaper
boy one summer, supporangr his a other
for some years, his invalid mother.
when offered by a gentlema n 50 cents
to get some special paper, andi he got
it, and rushed up in his anxiety to
deliver it and was c u~hed .udtr the
wheels of the train and lay on the gra-s
with only strength enough tosay, ''Oh,
what will become of a y poor, sick
motlier now?" Vrearious sutfhring
the world is full of it. An erteineer
said to me on a locomotive in Dakota:
"We men seem to b2 c ming to better
appreciation than we used to. Did you
see that account the other dlay of an
engineer who to save his pas-enger:,
stuck to his place, and when Le w as
found dead in the locomnotive, which
was upside down, he was found still
smiliag, his hand on the airbrake?
And as tihe engineer said to it me he
put his hard on the airbrake to illhs
trate his meaning, and I looked at him
and thought. "You would be just as
much a hero in the same crisis."O,
in that religious discourse of the future
there will be living illustrations taken
out from every day life of' vicarious suf
fering-illrstrations that will bring to
?Lrd the ghastlier sacrifice of him who
in the high places of the field, on the
cross, fought our battles and endured
our struggle and died our death.
A German sculptor miade an imace of
Christ, and he asked his little child, 2
years old, who it was, and she saia, that
"must be some very great man." 'Tne
sculptor was displeased with the criti
cism, so he got anothe r block oh mar ble
and chiseled away on it t wo or three
years, and then he brought in his little
child, 4 or 5 years of age. anid said to
her, "WI'o do you think that is?" She
said, "That must be the one who took
little children in his arms and blessed
them." Then the sculptor was satisfied.
Oh, my friends, what the world wants
is ota cldChrist not an intellectual
rimt n'ota severely magweria a Christ
but a lovieg Christ, spreading out his
armis of sym.p.thy to press the whole
w,-rM to1 his loving heat t.
h1it I rtenark again that the religious
i re of the future will have to be
bot. Cofdensatin is d-miaided by
the a'e in which we livo. No tuore
-d o' lgintroductions ard long ap.
a. Q so tmanv divisions to a
i,.curse' t *at it niv 1o said to be hy
dit h vd in mther d ays men g)t all
t irm Tion fro:m the pulPit.
ter were ew b ooks, and there w, re
no no -:1p-r, aS . d there was lit-,l
r 1 r" e'c to 1lace, alld peph
- l sA it and liten two and a half
hiour to a reliii us iscour-e, and
- vnt-nthl" iont'l. fiq(; them-n fr"-b
In t o- Il:( w
I '-* t I ' - ct 1' . nr
,:-, : hi I -, f~ e. oud theW -
1 ti.m. 1 wh tt i A (; b u-v
i'i e es . T a : c'dIo th
th r e Iould or r ad hel I
_hi e a yva r ..- aalrh
I -r "e n co ie pe
*d pn O Wew:t 'tite
rh hh. is l h
aftera L~rer hs cap~eh ne th.
i r t a ma n ia
t 6 1 ! "~ tvti wW
r t rca Il a a '
I I i I vx ':u ! 't at:.. lie, C
.rd by w or. I ail regn
-- e o, W ae w ht tFin tant
"Nw to c n vt deine
f d an br..1 ia ntt ohim.
aft." -e ;rr has ei' .eeddth.
w . . , -1G, to him.r a wuan sal
roew to reep:ulate. at d iA fer.
qWt4 no; in re 1*llius irhs al(
Wwarning'it~n anantstneec i hrh
-Oiiee i'e, -ard "ial, anc
N IxV to eronceltiC.
13 11 iiuelas d un niiniht, ans
ters ain t p o ixtyd aslec and fth ou
wronnd in-t his soulne butuha
made a m"tistake nthe hr e kept onk-uutii
'Gnod fro hi.' I woul
atm o'ccathetic. heke Paul, an(
reu-cote h1i. Iht accident is ftet
one N toW i reli ioleth es as
warnit' a~uiSto..lutn.*e itt church.
t' io ua-r as w111h a warnna to minis
ters araibtt prolixity. Eychus wa
wron iious his conulece, but P a
anda +.atake rhen he kevt on aui
dn dir lie ov t to have stropped
at n oclock. h d tEre would lai
bCe-U no ac:i-lent. I1' Paul nii~ht have
gone on to too great ledgth, et all
those of us who are now praching thc
gospel reenibra that there is a lini
to religious disrourse, or ought to be.
and o itt our tiav we have no apos
toc ower of hiracles. iNapgt eon it
an addxe- s of ,eve'n utinutt s thriiled hi,
army and thrilled Europe. CtrisC'
srmon on the mountd the model tr
fute, was les tian IS minutes long at
ordinary mode of deli ry. It is not
electricity -cattered all (ver the
that srikces ut electricity gthertl
into a thurdvrbolL and hurlt-d, and it is
not relo us truth sca tr d ver and
sread out avcr a vast reach of time,
but religous truth proj.cted in Com
Buct frmaks that slgthepo reheu
Whnteri~o~discourse of thefureowhhI
fTuere arerths in ths times inwhe
hitiAt hurihtiehae dsurteselvehsc
'turs'the world and heimrstartl the
nermons an er in theopiruon a it i
tupid.a studts, allhe jst ente~r
preauponr teeuwkall evermn andn
wotrdepo:artens a theilrgeor hai
dnee evathered ofinmrtlnev -a
py rehdtay. hr -totmkn
Bret eaon alsopl thaheliousi
thdildeure ss tohea futureek ofwhc I
asther ae tyei toher Christ thot
takn o fodulr themoa thwould
her mstrve hadnt Crng about
t. a mri ricl ard fdul themselvey
the 'sorl many peope takpethe tht at
Cherit's bands Becusete all the
dursood it. H hluated hisa su
re ahe anher wihickemaing a
th isen esure to ha haiafu rofk saft
AI the peopcl ecnewhtis he meat
as their anieked to hear Andi thatn
appears 1: fo wint beietoiay wot
hRoebesteria. had noverist, per
siv2o a miace aoes, wahts, si hyan
sorirts ofands Becud etheorly.
Butwhenit that illhortatdnhis dib
ctrbe doe en and ther wicken bytoua
The e aure sbmay athaeul oa salt,
a rs fessorteandgby oun lilyn aroa
lto h ech teeles not heowinehov,
and te am olkd thima Aond whn
tome of oxu dtheours'el ofemnariesrae
aps it wuilnt be Phrilloianr unotu
fauudadltint, bu t O.im and setin
ive righ a straiWteswnts insu and
sooh ofm anadoray. ho im
But~ en hait e.hrtathe fures
reiiu icourse dosc ofehr wilhe aChistan
hrch arin s all theochurchesmi
Chito in oureamest citnowill bet
onmed foTheold atspinrials
wanthg coufit.o Ahrihinor hemsee
to bemort and eto fle a imot andt
hr wtan toherabotn the great fu
untile of veryethcinge who~ averbyd
trule olyrte.f they Cudit
practical arixsmathetichuhelp ofth
Christin church tre ciioull bea
anygtedr eiiy world wuldtb spiritale
othelpl Sah hae bie ther deea
waurc eon tfort all know teoplelvoul
get hous mortalr and cmortalaind
A theyr toha abdead bae grea fu
urce. t tehe youm fSiends aike te
have her child itese wo hae he
roubl oivaai toherh ty ound geta
rciaulo ast sptetic hrlp i thoe
hristanchh there uee notsorro andi
wschtreet inasineen to Neath andr or
nyother enty outh wod he wentsfrom
ons te hset ay f here wer hom
lohkich fo itau ll ther hee woud
res to thato and wher tery that
bee nodth wit dhefoud boe. nhe
arnt came to the god Sva and ad:
have mieio iscfildutre tou e.ehe
haen't boushtater sad seed. hueI
ct fidapahhr there has been ethanI
eno sorrow and wereat thresays
weto othe goi Udrsvandyu sid
othets. We all have our grieft and all
have our he6tbreaks.
Lsih, an the world 'aUghs- vith you;
Wep. and you weep albnet
lr the, sad o1l etrih must horrow its mirth,
lB it has trout e enough of its own.
We hear a great deal of discussion
nov all over the land about why people
do not go to church. Sxme say it is
because Christianity iq dying out and
because peop'e do not believe in the
truth of Go'd's word, and all that.
They are false r. asons. The reasons
is because our sermons and ex
hortations are not interesting and prac
,ieal and helpful. Some one might
's well tell the whole truth on this sub
j--e, aid so I will tell it. The religi
,u dicourse of the future, the gospel
s. i)n to1 coeic forth and .hake the na
oans ,I!d lifr reple out of dartness,
Vill '.- a popuar serm.n. just for the
l:r-ole reason that it will meet the woes
and thu wants at;d the anxieties of the
There ar- in .il our denominations
-t munmics sitting arouno
.0 froin up;on the fresh young puilpitU
t America to try to awe themn down. tI
ary o-: "Tut. tut, tut! Strs-tional!'
Fhboy st and ioday prenching in churhe
hat hold a thousand people, and there
t-e a hundrcd persons present, and it
hoy cannot have the world saved if,
-heir way it eens as if they do not
tait it !aved at all. -
I do net know but the old way of
.Akirg ministers of tho gospel is bet
--r-a coll-giate eduction and an ap
.retticeship iider the care ard howm
,ttention of sonieearn-st aced Chri-tiat.
mirister, tihe young man getting th.
'triarch's spirit and assisting him i.
is relig'ous iervice. Young lawyen.
-tud with old law'ers, young phyaici
.is with oll physicians, and I believ
it would be a great help if every youno
nan *tudying for tao gospel ministri
:ould put himself in the home and
acart and sympathy and under th,
icnediction and perpetual presence o
i 'bristian minister.
But I remark again, the religious
iiscourse of the future will be an
rw:kening sermon. From altar rail ti
he front dooi step, under that sermon.
in audience will get up and start for
,eaven. There will be in it many -t
-taeca:o passage. It will not be a lul
iaby. It will be a battle charge. Me.
.ill drop their sins, for they will feel
,he hot breath of pursuing retributioi.
in the back of their necks. It will b,
sympathetic with all the physical dis
resses as well as the spiritual distres-e
.f the world. Christ not only preacher
,ut he healed paralysis, and hE heale
.-pilepsy, and he healed the dumb a.
oliud and the lepers.
A dying Christian took out his wate'
and gave it to a friend and said
-Take that watch. I have no more us.
ror it. Time is at an end for me, ant
.teruity begins." Oh, my friends.
when our watch has ticked away for u
t ie last moment, and our clock ha
,truck for us the last hour., may it b
tound we did our work well, that we dic
it in the very best way, and whethe
.ve preached the gospel in pulpits, o.
taught Sabbath classes, or adrinia
tered to the sick as physicians, or bar
gained as merchants, or pleaded the
aw as attorneys, or were busy as artis
aus or husbandmen cr as mechanics, of
were, like 31artha, called to give a
meal to a hungry Christ, or like Han
iah, to make a coat for a prophet, or
ike Deborah, to rouse the courage of
some timid Barak in the Lord's confliet,
we did our work in such a way that it
will stand the test of the judgment!
And in the long procession of the re
deemed that march around the throne
may it be found that there are many
there brought to God through our in
strumentality and in whose rescue we
exult. But let none of us who are still
uneaved, wait for that religious dis
course of the future. It may come af
er our obsequies. It may come after
the .toneeutter has chiseled our name
on the slab 50 years b fore. Do not
wait for a great steamer of the Cunard or
White Star line to take you off the
wreck, but hail the first craft, with
however low a ziast and however smdi
a hulk and however poor a rudder and
however weak a captain. Better a ds
abled schooner that oomes up in time
than a full rigged brig that comes up
ater you have but~k.
Instead of waiting for that religi us
discourme of the future (it may be 40,
50 years off), take -this plain invitation
of a inan who to have given you spiri
tal eyesight would be glad to be called
the spittle bry the hand of Christ put
on the eyes ef a blind man and who
would consider the highest compliment
of this service if, at the close 500 men
should start from these doors saying:
"Whether he be a sinner or no, I know
not. This oce thing I know-shereas
I was blind, tbow I see."
S.wifter than shadows over the plain,
quicker than birds in tLeir autumnal
fight, hastier than eagles to their prey,
hie you to a sympathetic Christ. The
orhestras of heaven have strung their
instruments to celebrate your rescue:
And many wre the voicesaround the thr ne.
kj-e.a ~. tne L >rd brings back his og u.
Murdered Wife and Childrtn.
The horribly mutilated bodies of a
woman and her three children evere
found Tnursday evening at their Lome
on a small farm about a mile from the
town of Montgomery, Pa. A short
time ago a peddler named Hummel
married the widow of a farmer and
took up his residence with her on the
farm. The widow haa three children.
For the past week neighbors passing the
farm noticed that there was no signs of
h abitation. An investigation was made
late toaay and the bodies of the two
children were found hidden beneath a
straw stack. In the house the bodies
of the mother and the other child were
found lying in the sleeping apartment.
The bodies were horribly mutilated.
the murderer evidently having used
a club in comnmitting the crime. Mrs.
Hummel's name before her recent mar
riage was Mrs. Oliver Delaney. She
was about 30 years of age, Hummel's
age is between 50 and 55 years. The
coupie were married on Nov. 10. Mrs.
Hummel's first husband died six
months ago. There is no trace of the
The Horrors of War.
Gen. Kitchener, who is in command
oft he British forces in Egypt, reports to
the war department at London that Gen.
Wingate found Nefissa evaen'id.
pushed on to Abriaadil, fe ur. iuies
further, and found Fedil's forces
encamped. They were forthwith en
gaged by the mounted troops under
Mahon, with four Maxims and two guns
and the Jebadieh under Girringe. The
Dervishes charted with all their old
dash to with 80 yards of the guns.
Wingate, with the infantry, arrived in
time to support Mahon and cleared the
whole camp. The Dervishes bolted
through the bush, pursued by the
mounted troops. Wingate estimates
Fedil's force at 2.500 men, of whom
400 were killed: Wingate captured
many prisoners, grain, rifles and spears.
The Egyptian casualties were three
'One Thing That Is Never 11andled Without
Gloves When It Is Shipped.
Barbed wire for shipment is wound
on reels contaIning about 100 pounds
each. In its dimensions a reel of wire
is of about the size of a half-bushel
measure; innumerible barbs project
ing from it all over except for narrow
strips of board that extenl across the
ends and form the end pices of the
reel. Large quantities of barbed wire
are exported, and it is a common sight,
to see the reels going abord ships
lying at South street wharves, says
the New York Sun. The wire is
brought alongside the ship on the deck!
of a lighter, such a load consisting'
perhaps of 2,000 or :.000 reels; some
times two or three lighter loads arel
taken aboard a single ship. If it can,
be done the lighter is bronght along
side the vessel, in the slip, in order, as
far as possible, to avoid handling;,
with the lighter alongside the wire can
be hoisted directly from the lighter in
to the ship. Sometimes It is necessary
to tie the lighter to the opposite side
of the wharf from that at which the
vessel is made fast, and moe the wire
across the wharf. In that case more
handling is required.
There should be a man on the lighter
to tumble the reels down from the
load and roll them alongside to the
rail, the rolling being done with the
foot. On the deck of the lglter, at
the rail, stands two men, ea~lh with a
cotton hook. When the rol of wire
has been rolled along to tLem and
tipped over on its side, betveen them,
they each set a book though strands
enough of the wire to hlil. and lift the
reel aid set it up on the stringpiece of
the wharf. Thence it is tipped over
onto the wharf by a man standing
there to receive it, and he starts it
rolling across the wharf by a push
with the foot. He wears hand cover
ings of some sort, as every longshore
man does In handling barbed wire;
these protective coverings include
gloves and mittens of leather and hand
leathers. The hand leathers worn are
seven or eight inches In length and
five or six inches In breadth and are
often cut from old boot legs Hand
leathers have a slit in thenn across one
end, through which the hand Is passed,
the strip of leather above the slit rest
ing on the back of the wrist. When the
palm and insides of the fingers of
gloves have been worn out the gloves
are put on with the back of the glove
on the palm side of the hand and used
In that manner until that side is worn
out also. The reels of wire are gath
ered in bunches of six at the foot of
the board that rises from the wharf,
resting against the ship to protect the
side of the ship from being scraped in
!sting cargo aboard; they are hoist
ed aboard with a bit of stevedores'
gear made expressly for the purpose.
comprising half a dozen dangling
ler.gtis of rope, each with a book at
the end of it, which can be spread out
to reach the reels. Ahook is put into
each reel, under wire enough to give
it a secure hold, and when they have
all been hooked, the bunch is hoisted
up the side of the ship.
Upset Ty an Umbrella.
"Talking about stealing umbrellas,"
said a New Orleans man. "I had a
whimsical experience last week. One
afternoon, when it was raining, I hap
pened to see a very good umbrella In
the hall and-well, I anne-Ked it, or
rather, I established a p:'otectorate,
intending to return it before night to
the gentleman In the adjoining office,
who I supposed, of course, was the
"But somehow or other I Cidnt, and
for several days I dodged him In and
out of the building, feeling particular
Ily uncomfortable and guilty Finally
he dropped in, and, seeing the um
brella in the front office waliked off
with it, I witnessed the incident unob
served from the rear room, and, natur
ally, said nothing. Next 'tay we en
countered In the elevator an:1 he hand
ed me the umbrella.
"'Here's your parachute,' he said.
'I'll have to own up that I appropriat
ed it yesterday, but it was ra'ning and
the temptation was too strong for my
"I took it rathler gingerly and re
frained from offering any explanation.
That afternoon I set it just outside my
door and had the satisfaction of see
ing it disappear under the arm of an
architect who Is a prominent member
of my church and generally regarded
as a very moral man. Sin',s then he
has had pressing business whenever I
hove Into sight, and I infer that he is
suffering a duplicate of the pangs re
cently experienced by myself and my
neighbor. The fellow who originally
left It hasn't turned up. so I suppose
that he, too, is a member of the robber
Engine Driven Tiy Entcierla.
N. P. Melnikoff, the editor of the
Russian joul nal To'chnologue, has
made a little model of an engine which
depends for its motive power upon the
fermentation of hacteria. Although
the engine of itsel-f has no practical
value, it nevertheless furnishes an in
teresting example of the power which
can be derived from fermenting bod
ies. Mr. Melnikoff decotnposes glucose
into its constituents One hundred and
eighlty parts glucose wvill giv' niety
two part sof alcohol and eighty-eight
parts of carbon dioxid gas. Iu a cop
per vessel, glucose, an acid phosphlate
acetic acid, geletin, water (75 per
cent.), andl yeast are mixed together.
After twenty-four hours the gas with
in the vessel, at a temperature of 20
degreesC. (GS degres F".). will have
attalined a pressure of four and one
ha ir atmospheres. Tile inventor states
that if tihe vessel containin:: tihe yeast
bacteria be large, and the engine cylin
der b ea:-:-pondingly pr'opertioned,
enough povx er ,,:n he optained to ope'r
ate an engine uninlterrulptedly for
twenty or thirty- hours. The fermen
tation of different bacteria will give
differ-ent results, the oee produced
depending upon the gunnritv of carbon
dioxid or other gases gen~sated by
each species of bacteria.
After the ball given by the l'airia
Municipal Council to their electors una
friends at the Ihotel de Ville, it was
found that six dozen silver spo'ons
and GSG other articles. such as plate's,
mustard pots and tlower vaises. had
been taken away. while manyv of the
dancers had he'ped themaselves to) bot
tles of chamupaga:' for homne consumnp
Found a Chest of Gold.
A dispatch from Santiago, Cuba.
says the wreckers working on the sunk
en Spanish armored cruiser Almirante
Ojuendo, Wedaesday discovered a
chest containing $19,000) in Spanish
gold, which the Cendoya company, the
firm employing the divers, will retain.
Work on the cruiser has h,*n it
progress fcr five m~onths ad nl anv
thousands a d As ar'h of tr a,ure
has 1e m m'u- l'he safe was found
inl k : . .'. ere It fell during thle
lntr.aig of the shiip. Only a few days
ago the wreckers began on the torpedo
boat destroyer Furor. They have
already found a service of heavy silver
plate. Experts asserts, after inspect
ing the destroyer, that she might easily
have been raised and repaired. The
wrecking operations have proved a
a source of large returns to the com pa
nies, estimated at $500.000.
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
for Dyspepsia or any derangement of
the Livcr or Kidneys I regard it as be
ing without an equal." James J. Os
borne, Attorney at Law, Boliston.
THenderson 'on . C
bleolara4 Dead by a Society, lie Was Ta
booed and Killed Hisnelf.
In San Francisco there's a Chinese
secret society, the laws of which are
as strict and unchanging as those of
the Medes and iersians. One of the
members of this society told some of
its secrets-an offense punishable by
death. He was to be tried in the usual
way before a tribunal of the society.
The night of the ordeal was fixed.
The culprit was represented by able
counsel, but the sentence was death
as was expected. An executioner was
called from an adjoining room. le
was a strapping big Chinaman, and
wore one of those hideous wooden
masks that nrt crities think so bearti
ful. ire carried a double-edged sword
fully five feet long. To test the edge he
folded a newspaper in eight parts, and
the knife went through those eight
1hicknesses of paper as if it were a
bit of butter in summer time.
The culprit was broug1ht in upon his
knees, and another Chinaman, also on
his knees, faced him :ind caught the
traitor by the cue. le drew the cul
prit's neck toward him. the smock was
pulled over the shoulders, and with
one mighty swing the double-edged
sword descended. Like a flash it clove
the air and then stopped. A fractional
part of an inch separated the sword
from the victim's neck. Very, very
gently the executioner brought the
weapon down until it just touched the
traitor's neck. Then. as it is a crime to
kill a man in San Francisco, lie stop
ped. He brought the sword to his side
again, turned to the jugdes and said:
"The culi "it is dead."
The newly executed got on his feet
and said something to the judge. The
judge did not heed- for the culprit
was dead. He tried to speak to the
Chinanen, who were hurrying from
the hall But he spoke to deaf ears.
To all intents and purpose he was a
dead man.
lie made his way into the street,
a"1 thli first thing that caught his eye
was a hugh poster proclaiming to all
Chinatown that he had hon executed
that evening. No one would speak to
him, no one look at him-he was a
dead man-just as dead as if the exe
cutioner's sword had in reality de
For a whole week that man wan
dered about Chinatown, the posters
proclaiming his execution staring him
in the face at every turn. Not a crust
of bread could he beg-not a mouth
ful of water. His people knew him
as dead-he was past, gone, buried.
And so one day he wandered up into
the American portion of San Fran
cisco and stole a revolver from a mes
senger boy, who was showing it to
some companions. Then he ran down
into Chinatown, sat down on the pave
ment beneath one of his own death
notices and blew the addled brains out
of his poor Chinese head.
Baby's Tooth Set in a RIng.
Exclusive young matrons of the
smart set who are also doting
mothers have just introduced Into
fashion a new ring, which is exciting
the greatest attention.
The woman who first wore one of
these mysterious rings told all about
it the other day to a girl friend who
was admiring it and wanted to copy
it. She said, "Why, the little white
stone wouldn't be considered a gem to
any one but me. It is only one of my
baby girl's pearly white teeth. She
knocked out a little front tooth not
long ago, and as it was too precious
to throw away, I took it to my fewel
ers and asked him If it couldn't be
set in a ring. And here is the result.
I told him to surround the tooth with
diamonds and turquoises, alternating
with one another, as I think just the
touch of blue adds much to the beauty
of the ring. The baby tooth eneir
cieu with diamonds looks too white.
A number of my friends who have
copied my idea have taken one of
their baby's teeth to the jeweler's and
had it surrounded with the child's
birth stone."
The. Horse in Battle.
A veteran cavalry horse partakes of
the hopes and fears of battle just the
same as his rider. As the column
swings into line and waits, the horse
grows nervous over the waiting. If
the wait Is spun out, he will tremble
andl sweat and grow apprehensive. If
he has been six months in the service
he knows every bugle call. As the call
comes to advance the rider can feel
him working at the bit with his tongue
to get it between its teeth. As he
moves out he will either seek to get
on faster than he should or bolt. H.'
cannot bolt, however. The lines will
carry him forward, and after a minute
he will grip, lay back his ears, and one
can feel his sudden resolve to brave
the worst and have done with It as
soon as possible.
small Vge-ta.bles the Best.
Epicures are developing a taste for
miniature specimens of the earth's
products. To supply the demand in
larger cities for *oung vegetables,
sueh as the French consider the most
delicate and appe izing. the truck
farmers bring to ma sket tiny potatoes.
turnips, carrots, cat litlower and even
heads of cabbage the size of a baseball.
Such vegetables are It is said, more
easily digested, theih fiber being tender
and succulent. inst.ad of tough and
often of a woody na 'ure as the growth
arrives at maturity,
The. Right ,. f Burial.
Despite the growit.g difficulty of find
ing space for the iterment of public
men within the wats of Westminster
A bbey at least one otable family still
enjoys a prescriptis e right of burial
there. These are th4 Dukes of North
umberland, who ha?, the exclusive use
of a spacious vault in the chapel St.
Nicholas. The vaul;, which was the
last resting place of ,:,he Seymours, was
opened as recently y 18S3 to received
the remains of Lady Louisa Percy, the
elder sister of the pr<:sent Duke.
An Automsion Duck.
Of all inventors of mechanical curios
ities Jacques Vauca.4son was certainly
the~ ';ing, says the S,;ientific American.
HIls automatie duel, was to connois
seurs anu objcct of admiration. The
bird waddled off in search of food and
picked up and swt~llowed the seeds
that it met with. It was impossible to
distinguish this duck. fronm a livinu 'ne.
It splashed about in the water amnd
quacked at pleasure.
A Fatal Accident
A horrible accident occurrcd at the
ills cotton mill in Greenville on
Wednesday, which cost the life of one
f the operatives, William J. Scott,
ho was in charge of the elevator, lie
was making a trip upward at the time
and wa- V king over the side of the
-icsvr att some wjrkmen below, when
tI was erusht by the second floor and
wra d,,,qn to the floor of the elevator.
~s head and shoulders were horribly
nashed before the elevator could be
stoped. Mr. Scott was taken to his
hm'e in the mill village and medical
attention was immediately given, but
the injuries were so severe and numer
ous that he was beyond the skill of the
physician, and in a few hours breathed
his last.
A Fearful A ccident.
A fearful accident occurred about
O:0 o'clock Thurs~ay morning at the
uarry above the locks, at Augusta,
Ga. The back line of the derrick broke,
faling on the workmen. Hal Nabrit,
olored, was killed instantly. Sam
Sullivan, colored, had his leg broken
and was otherwise severaly injured.
Several other workmen were more or
A Long Felt Want.
A riag art of the press of
the country, and many influen
tial business organizations, are
urging the establishment of a
)arcels post system inithis coun
try. It seeis quite; probable
that (oIIress, at its next ses
sion, % ill legislate to this effect.
At the meeting of the executive
comInittee of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers he!d
a few day's ago a resolution was
adopted unanimously favoring
the "enactment of a law by
congress providing for the
stablishiment of n parcels post
systei inl the United States,
similar to the laws now inl f rce
in Enghdul znd Gerzmany. anu
aIlso the negotiation of parcel!
post tieities with otheri nations.
.\ndl, -further, that the presi
lent of the association is here
by authorized to take whatevei
deps inl his judgment may be
necessary to secure the enact
-nlient of such law and the nego
tiation of such treaties." The
A tlanta Journal says the sup
[)ort of the association which
adupted these resolutions is sure
to strengthen the advocacy of
the proposed parcels post sys
tei. The association is organ
ized in nearly every state in the
Union: has a membership of
some i 1.210, comprising leading
manufacturers of the country.
and it is stated that an active
and successful canvass has been
made in furtherence of the
movement. The matter has
been brought not only to the
attention of'manufacturers, but
to the attention of merchants
and consumers, and the canvass
has shown that the movement
is exceedingly popular. Fully
90 per cent of those who have
given their views to the associa
tion advocate the establish
ment of a "just" parcels post
The parcels post system, whici
will probably soon be ad
opted in this country will, it
seems, be modelled after that
of England rather than that of
Germany. The limit of weight
under the German system is 100
pounds, while the limit in Eng
land is11 pounds. The English
rate begins at 3 pence (0 cents) a
pound, and increases at the rate
of a penny (2 cents) a pound up
to 10 pounds. The limit, as
stated, is 11 pounds, and the
rate for both the 10 and 11-pound
packages is one shilling or 25
cents. The American rate on
merchandise-parcels, postmat
ter-is 16 cents per pound, and
except as to a book, the limit of
weight is four pounds. The
treasurer of the National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers is
authority for the statement,
based on postoffice statistics,
that merchandise can be car
ried in the mails here at about
the English rate. Moreover, he
presents figures to show that
the American rate is 100 per
cent in excess of the cost of our
merchandise service, contends
that it is prohibitory, and as
serts that it amounts to discri
mination in favor of the trans
portation companies-a discri
mination that is largely at the
expense of consumers. It is,
therefore, the intention of the
association to have introduced
in the next congress a bill for a
rednction in the present rate for
fourth-class matter and an ex
tension of the maximum weight
limit to 8 or 11 pounds, so as to
more n arly conform to the
English parcels post system.
The advocates of a parcels post
system are enthusiastic, and be
lieve that they are pushing a
measure which will be of vast
benefit to the country. They
believe, and with good reason.
that it will increase trade, and
that even at the low rate pro
posed to be charged, it will
swell postal receipts so largely
that the annual deficit of the
posteffice department will be
wiped out. We trust that the
senators and members of con
gress from Georgia will give
their hearty support to some
goodl parcels post proposition.
AuOffer P:37ig F2 :> b :::3
Eating Sores, Tumors, Ulctrs, aze
all curable by B. B. B (Botanic Blo sd
Balm,) which is made especially to cure
411 terrible Blood Diseases. Persistent
Sras, Blood and Skin B!emishes
Srofula, that resist other treatments
arc quicklycured by B. B. B. (Botanie
Bcol Balm). Skihi Eruptions, Pim
ples, lRed, tchibg Eezema, Scales,
Bliisters, Boils, Carbaneles, Blotches,
Catarrn, Rheumatism, ete., are all due
to bad blood, and hence easily cured
by B. B. B. Blool Pois~n producin?
Esting Sores, Eruptions, Swollen
glands, S re Throat etc., cured by B
B. B. (Botanic Blo-od Balm). in one to
ive months. B. B. B. does not con
ain vegretable or mineral poison.
One bottle will test it in an case. For
sale by draggists everywhere. Large
ottles $1, six for five 85. Write for
rrce satuple bottle. whicih will be sent
prpaid to Times readers, describe
simptoms and personal free medical
advice will be given. Address Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Boiler Explode3.
The explosion of an engine at a dis
tilery near Traveler's Rest Tuesday re
sulted in the death of one man, the
serious injry of another and the wreck
of the establishment. The tragedy oc
urred at the distillery of Robert
Keeler, four miles from Tiaveler's Rest,
about S a. m. The man killed was
Nick Williams, colored, who was the
engineer. His head was blown off and
he was otherwise badly m'itilated.
M1atthew Keeler, a son of the proprie
tor, was severely scalded. Dr. B. F.
Goodlett was called to attend him, but
a report has not yet been received from
the physician as to the condition of the
young man. The explosion seems to
nave been caused by water running too
low in the boiler.-The State.
The leather market is advancing and
the national convention of snioe manu
facturers recently recommended an ad
vance of 25 cent. per pair on shoes.
This is an adv'ance of 50 cents per pair
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Scot, Ga , arid. M. Perdue, aged 39, MTFAC=RRERSOF
faroer and merchant of the same place,
were a cpyxiated by illuminatipg ga
in a boarding house at Savanah , Ga a,
Wednesday mornis. They were Sos
of Confederat L et(rans and wer
here to attend the runion of the order
now in pr(.gr'ss. They occupied thTh
-aAe room, and relared about midnightg
lockiBl the dor on the iside. A
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