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X muni mu uiuua iijilui S.O03 b-ishels cirn wanted. I will piva one dollar an. I s'xiy cents par birrel for I.OJO barrels of corn deliv ered at the I'iljyrinriye D stillery dur ing tlu months of March and April. Jxo. W. Mu.r.i'.!!, Jljrr. A. D. Eilis soM a calf to J. II. Kera psr for ZD. ISettor keep a Tew hens well, than a -mat many only half right. ISowen Fox bought several horses .Monday rallying' from $75 to S10J. Lyon & Allen bought of Cotton & Moore 37 2-year-old cattle at 42.59 per head. It.nigman ISro's.. sold to Young I'ro's., of adair, a bunch of short yearlings at 3 1-2. Itrauham llcazley bought 20 shoats of various parties, averaging 123 lbs. at 3 1-4 c. Alex Gibbs bought of Sam Embry a bunch of usee shoats, averaging 125 lbs., at :: l-4i W. A. and IL A. Ilcazlej' sold to Col. Ilot-inson a load of heavy hogs aver aging 100 lbs. at 3 1-2 c. W. 11. Iturton sold a nice n-'-car-old combined mare Monday- to lirown lSro's., e; Nicholas vili, at 1C5. Alex Gibbs bought of Taylor Raney and others of that neighborhood, a nice lot ot llo lo. shoats at . 1-4 c per pound. The many failures in the poultry business are due to being in too great a Lurry. Commence at the bottom an I work your way up. If you are contemplating trying the secrets of artificial incubation, don't expect, the machine to hatch gold dol lars out of the eggs ThkUkcokd is prepared to print nico, r.c.it hors; cards at reasonable prices Owners of stallions an 1 Jacks in Har- raru and adj ming counties will earn many a dollar by advertising their stock in The Kkcokd. Mr. Lswis McKrayer has bought through Hue, Curte5 fc Co.. Ilar.rods burg's live real estate agency, the old lVter D.mii farm, 313 acrrs, near Mc Afee, at S43 an acre. Mr. Mell'-ayer will move to the place in a few days. Harrodsburg Democrat. A man may succeed well upon 30 or 101 acrs of laud; he doubles the size of his farm, but it is only to find that he makes no more money than he did be "ore, for his theories did not hold in practice. The exception comes to him who takes to stock raising. The draft horse does the work of the farm most satisfactorily, and with less expense and worry; sell higher and more readily; costs less to get him ready for market: service fee is not high; he costs less time and work to break him. Farmers take notice. Don't give any order for wire fence or fencing machines until you see L. 15. Hughes, who handles the best on the market Call on or address I It. Hughes, Marks bury, Garrard County Ky., or leave orders with J. R Haselden Lancaster, Kentucky. C-24. Oats and peas are good food for sheep because they are not so heating us more carbonateous food, like corn and corn meaL The use of too much heating food may cause a shedding of wool, and this may reduce the strength and vitality of the animal as well. In ISSS my wife went East and was attacked with rheumatism. She receiv ed no relief until she tried Chamber lain's Pain Ralm. Since that time we have never been without it We find it gives instant relief in eises of burns and scalds and is never failing for all rheumatic and ncura pains. D. C Rn.vxT, Santa Yncz, CaL For sale by 1L E. MeRoberts, Lancaster Ky. The Richmond Pantagrapk says: Mr J. W. Kales, whe represents a large sattlc exporting firm in New York, received a telegram Saturdpy advis ing him to discontinue shipment of cattle for the present owing to unset tled market caused by war situation. The Jessamine Journal says; Quite a number of good horses exchanged hands here last Monday. Geo. II. Tay lor sold to II. Ingram, of Indianayolis, lnd.t a four-year-old seal brown Hack ney by little Swell for 125. Walter Scotts sold a chesuut geiding, four-year-old, to Wm. Peel for Pennsyl vania parties for $75 and $05. Joseph "Wallace bought of T. T. Leavelle a two-year-old chesnut filly by Warlock, price private. Monday being a very rainy day not much was done on the streets. There were HqO or COO cattle on the market but they were mostly withdrawn at prices offered, only a few being sold. Horses -vt-rj dull. J. C. Hays sold a bunch of yearlings to the Messrs. Hendron, of Madison, which were about the only sale made of any conse quence. There were buyers for good cattle but the inclemency of the weath er kept the batter quality away and we might say that court day in Lan caster was a failure so far as trading was concerned, but the feeling was good and will hz better by April court. Lixcohx Itemes John Wilson sold to John Fox a g'elding for $100. B. G. Lox bought of P. W. Carter a harness gelding for $100. B. N. Roller sold to J. II. liaughman his harness horse for $75, Mark Hardin bought of William Lunsford a shorthorn cow for $35 and a sow and pigs for $15. G. A. Swine broad sold at Danville Monday a yoke of oxen at 2 l-4c and a bull for $40 and bought a bunch of calves at $10. Lyon & Allen sold at Danville Monday five plain 1,000-pound cattle at 4 l-4c. Ihey bought 17 long yearlings at $32 30 and sold them the same day to Cobb & Lil lard at $10 profit on the bunch. A. M. Feland has a mare which is 23 years old end which has raised 13 fine colts and is now suckling and 19th one. Sev eral of the mules she has raised have sold for $100 each at a yearling and one tf them brought him $125 at that age. Inte-ior Journal THE JOURNEY OF HAG AB, Wilh Ishmacl, Through the Desert and ths Lesson It Teaches. rootaor:, 1Vr:iry an;l Thirsty Abraham's Si-rvaut I.-rjUetl to Heaven for Noiiriah luniit and Found It Interesting Ser mon by Kcv. Tulm.ie, I). I). Dr. Talmage's sermon Sunday was Gen., xxi., 10: "And God opened her Dyes, and she saw a well of water; and he went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink." Morning breaks upon Reer-shcba. There is an early stir in the house of old Abraham. There has been trouble among the domesties. Hagar, an as sistant in the household, and her son, a brisk lad of 10 years, have become impudent and insolent, and Sarah, the mistress of the household, puts her foot down very hard and saj's that they will have to leave the premises. They are packing up now. Abraham, knowing that the journey before his servant and her son will be very long and across desolate places, in the kindness of his heart sets about putting up some bread and a bottle with water in it. It is a very plain lunch that Abraham provides, but I warrant you there would have been tnough of it had they not lost their way. '"God be with you!" said old Abraham, as he gave the lunch to Ha ?ar, and a good many charges as to how she should conduct the journey. Ishmael, the boy, I suppose, bounded lway in the morning light. Rovs al ways like a change. Poor Ishmael! He has no idea of the disasters that are ahead of him. Hagar gives one long, lingering look on the familiar place where she had spent so many happy days, each scene associated with the pride and joy of her heart, young Ish mael. The scorching noon comes on. The air is stilling and moves across the Jcsert with insufferable suffocation. Ishmael, the boy, begins to complain and lies down, but Hagar rouses him up, saying nothing about her own weariness or the sweltering heat; for mothers can endure anything. Trudge, trudge, trudge. Crossing the dead level af the desert, how wearily and slowly the miles slip! A tamarind that seemed hours ago to stand only just a little ahead, inviting travelers to come under its .shadow, now is as far oil as ever, or seeniinglv so. Night drops upon the desert, and the travelers are pillow- less. Ishmael. very weary, I suppose, instantly falls asleep. Hagar, as the shadows of the night begin to lap over each other Hagar hugs her weary boy to her bosom and thinks of the fact that it is her fault that they are in the desert A star looks out, and ever fall in" tear is kissed with a sparkle. A wing of wind comes over the hot earth and lifts the locks from the fevered brow of the boy. Hagar sleeps fitfully and in her own dreams travels over the weary dav, and half awakes her son by crying out in her sleep, "Ish mael! Ishmael! And so they go on dav after day and ght after night, for they have lost their way. No path in the shifting sands: no sign in the burning sky. The sack empty of Hour; the water srone from the bottle, hat shall she do? As she puts her fainting Ishmael under a stunted shrub of the arid plain, she sees the bloodshot eye, feels the hot hand, and watches the blood bursting from the cracked tongue, and there is a shriek in the desert of lieer- heba, "We shall die! We shall die!" Now, no mother was ever made strong enough to hear her son cry in vain for a drink. Heretofore she had cheered her boy by promising a speedy end of the lournev. and even smiled upon him when she felt desperately enough. Now there is nothing to do but plac him under a shrub and let him dio. She had thought that she would sit there and watch until the spirit of her boy would go away for ever, and then she would breathe out her own life on his silent heart; but as the boy begins to claw his tongue in aonv of thirst and struggle in distor tion, and begs his mother to sAay him she can not endure the spectacle. She puts him under a shrub and goes off a bow-shot, and begins to weep until all the desert seems sobbing, and her cry strikes clear through the heavens; and an angel of God comes out on a cloud and looks down upon the appalling grief and cries: "Hagar, what aileth thee?" She looks up and she sees the angel pointing to a well of water, where she fills the bottle for the lad. Thank God! Thank God! I learn from this oriental scene, in the first place, what a sad thing it is when people do not know their place and get too proud for their busi ness! Hagar was an assistant in that household, but she wanted to rule there. She ridiculed and jeered until her son, Ishmael, got the same tricks. She dashed out her own happiness and threw Sarah into a great fret; and if she had stayed much longer in that household she would have upset calm Abraham's equilibrium. My friends, one-half of the trouble in the world to day comes from the fact that people do not know their place, or, finding their place, will not stay in it When we come into the world there is alway a place ready for us. VA place for Abra ham. A place for Sarah. A place for Hagar. A place for Ishmael. A place for you and a place for me. Our first duty is to find our sphere our second is to keep it We may be born in a sphere far off from the one for which God finally intends us. Six- tus V. was born on the low ground and was a swineherd; God called him up to wave a scepter. Ferguson spent his early days in lookin after sheep; God called him up to look after stars and be a shepherd watching the flocks of light on the hillsides of heaven. Hogarth began by engraving pewter pots; God raised him to stand in the enchanted realm of a painter. The shoemaker's bench held Rloomfield for a little while; but God raised him to sit iiutbe chair of a philosopher and Christian scholar. The soap boiler of London could not keep his son in that business, for God had decided that Hawley was to be one of the greatest astronomers of Eng land. . . ' On the other hand we may be born'in a sphere a little higher than that for which God intends us. We may be born in a castle, and play in a costly conservatory, and feed high-bred pointers, and angle for gold fish in artificial ponds, and be familiar with the princess; yet God may better have fitted us for a carpenter s shop, or den tist's forceps, or a weaver's shuttle, or a blacksmith's forge. The great thing is to find just the sphere for which God intended us, and then to occupy that sphere, and occupy it Jorercr. Here is a man God fashioned to make a plow. There is a man uotl fashioned to make a constitution. The man who makes the plow is just as honorable as the man who makes the constitution. There is a woman who was made to shi nu a robe, and yonder is.one in tended to be a que in and wear it. It seems to me that in the one case as in the other, God appoints the sphere, and the needle is just as respectable n His sight as the scepter. I do not know but that the world would long o have been saved if some of the men out of the ministry were in it, and some of those who are in it were out of it I really think that one-half the world may be divided into two quar ters those who have not found their sphere, and those who having found it, are not willing to stay there. How many are struggling for a position a little higher than, that which God in tended them. The bondswoman wants to be mistress. Hagar keeps crowding Sarah. The small wheel of a watch beautifully went treading its golden pathway wants to be the balance- wheel, and the sparrow with chagrin drops into the brook because it can not, like the eagle, cut a circle under the sun. In the Lord's army we all want to be brigadier generals! The sloop says: "More mast, more tonnage, more can vas. Uh, that I were a topsail schoon er, or a full-rigged brig, or a Cunard steamer!" And so the world is filled with cries of discontent, because we are not willing to stay in the place where God put us and intended us to be. My friends, be not too proud to do anything God tells you to do;for the lack of aright disposition in this re spect the world is strewn with wonder ing Hagars and Ishmaels. God has given each one of us a work to do. You carry a scuttle of coal up that dark alley. You distribute that Chris tian tract. You give $10,000 to the missionary cause. iou lor i; years sit with chronic rheumatism, display ing the beauty of Christian submis sion. Whatever God calls you to, whether it win hissing or huzza; whether to walk under triumphal arch or lift the sot out of the ditch; whether it be to preach on a Pentecost or tell some wanderer ot the street of the mercy of the Christ of Mary Magdalene; whether it be to weave garland for a laughing child on a spring morning and call her a Mary Queen, or to comb out the tangled locks of a waif of the street and cut up one of your old dresses to fit her out for the sanctuary do it, and do it and do it right away. Whether it be a crown or yoke, do not fidget. Ever lasting honors upon those who do their work, and do their whole work, and are contented in the sphere in which God has put them; while there is wan dering, and exile, and desolation, and wilderness for discontented Hagar and Ishmael. Again, I find in this Oriental scene a lesson of sympathy with woman when she goes forth trudging in the desert What a great change it was for this Hagar! Iherc was the tent, and all the surroundings of Abraham's house, beautiful and luxurious, no doubt Now she is going out into the hot sands of the desert. Oh, what a change it was! And in our day we often see the wheel of fortune turn. Here some one who lived in the very bright home of her father. She had every thing possible to administer to her happiness plenty at the table, music in the drawing room, welcome at the door. She is led forth into life by some one who can not appreciate her. A dissipated soul comes and takes her out in the desert. Cruelties blot out all the lights of that home circle Harsh words wear out her spirits. The high hopes that shone out over the marriage altar while the ring was be ing set, and the vows given, and the benediction pronounced, have all faded with the orange blossoms, and there she is to-day broken hearted, thinking of past joj-s and present desolation and coining anguish. Hagar in the wilder ness? Here is beautiful home. You can not think of anything that can be add ed to it. For years there has not been the suggestion of a single trouble. Rright and happy children fill the house with laughter and song. Rooks to read. Pictures to look at Lounges to rest on. Cup of domestic joy full and running over. Dark night drops. Pillow hot Pulses flutter. Eyes close. And the foot whose welUknown steps on the door sill brought the whole household out at eventide crying: "Father's coming!" will never sound on the door sill again. A long, deep grief plowed through all the bright ness of domestic lire. Paradise lost. Widowhood. Hagar in the wilderness. How often is it we see the weak arm of woman conscripted for this battle with the rough world. Who is she, go ing down the street in the early light of the morning, pale with exhausting work, not half slept out with the slum bers of last night, tragedies of suffer ing written all over her face, her lus treless eyes looking far ahead, as though for the coming of some other trouble? Her parents call her Mary, or Rertha, or Agnes, on the day when they held her up to the font and the Christian minister sprinkled on the infant's face the washings of a holy baptism. Her name is chang ed now. I hear it in the shuffle of the wornout shoes. 1 see it in the "figure of the faded calico. I find it in the linea ments of the woe-begone countenance. Not Mary, nor Rertha, nor Agnes, but Hagar in the wilderness, May God have mercy upon woman in her toils, her struggles, her hardships, her deso lation, and may the great heart of divine sympathy inclose her forever! Again, I find in this oriental scene the fact that every mqther leads forth tremendous destinies. You saj-: '-That isn't an unusual scene, a mother leading her child by the hand." Who is it that she is lead ing? Ishmael, you say. Who is Ishmael? A great nation is to be founded a nation so strong that- it' stands for thousands of years against all the ar mies of the world. Egypt and Assyria thunder against it, but in vain. Gaulus brings up his army; and his army is smitten. Alexander decides upon a campaign, brings up his hosts, and dies. For a long while that nation monop olizes the learning of the world. It is the nation of Arabs. Who founded it? Ishmael, the lad that Hagar led into the wilderness. She had no idea she was leading forth such destinies. Neither does any mother. You pass along the street and see and pass boys and girls who will yet make the earth quake with their influence. Who is that boy at Sutton Pool, Ply mouth, Eng., barefooted, wading down into the slush and slime, until his bare foot comes upon ft piece of glass aa4 he lift it, bleeding and pajn.truck? That wound in the foot decides that he be sedentary in his life, decides that ho be a student That wound by the glass the foot decides that he shall John Kitto, who shall pro vide the best religious encyclope dia the world has ever had pro vided, and, with his other writings as well, throwing a light upon the Word of God such as has come from no other man in this century. Oh, mother. mother, that little hand that wanders over your face may yet be lifted to hurl thunderbolts of war or drop benedic tions! That little voice may blas pheme God in the grogshop or cry "rorwards to the Loras nosts as they go out for their last victory. My mind this morning leaps 30 years ahead, and 1 see a merchant prince of New York. One stroke of his pen brings a ship out of Canton. Another stroke of his pen brings a ship in Madras. He is mighty in all the money markets of the world. Who is he? He sits on Sabbaths beside you in church. My mind leaps SO years for ward from this time, and I find myself in a relief association. A great multi tude of Christian women have met to gether for a generous purpose. There is one woman in that crowd who seems to have the confidence of all the others, and they all look up to her for counsel and for her prayers. Who is she? This afternoon you will find her in the Sabbath-school, while the teacher tells her that Christ, who clothed the naked, and fed the hungry, and healed the sick. My mind leaps forward 30 years from now, and I find myself in an Af rican jungle, and there is a missionary of the cross addressing the natives, and their dusky countenances are irradi ated with the glad tidings of great joy and salvation. Who is he? Did you not hear his voice to-day in the opening song of your church service? My mind leaps forward 30 years from now, and I find myself looking through the wickedness of a prison. I see a face scarred with every crime. His chin on his open palm, his elbow on his knee a picture of despair. As I open the wicket he starts, and I hear his chain clank. The jail-keeper tells me that he has been in there three times first for theft, then for arson, cind now for murder. He steps upon the trap door, the rope is fastened to his neck, the plank falls, his body swings in the air, his soul awings off into eternity. Who is he, and where is he? This afternoon playing kite on the city commons. Mother, you are now hoisting a throne or forging a chain; you are kindling a star or digging a dungeon. A Christian mother a good many years ago sat teaching lessons of re ligion to her child, and he drank in those lessons. She never knew that Lamphier would come forth and estab lish the Fulton-street prayermeeting, and by one meeting revolutionize the devotions of the whole earth and thrill the eternities with his Christian inllu ence. Lamphier said it was his mother who brought him to Jesus Christ, bho never had an idea that she was leading forth such destinies. Rut oh, when I sec a mother reckless of Her influence, rattling on toward destruction, garlanded for the sacrifice with unseemly mirth and godlessness, dancing on down to perdition, taking her children in the same direction. preparing them for a life of frivolity, l can not help but say: "mere they go there they go; Hagar and Ishmael!" I tell you there are wilder deserts than Reer-sheba in many of the fashion able circles of this day. Dissipated parents leading dissipated chu dren. Avaricious parents leadin avaricious children. I'rayerless pa rents leading prayerless children They go through every street, up every dark alley, into every cellar, along every highway. Hagar and Ish macl! And while I pronounce their names it seems .like the moaning of the desert wind: "Hagar and Ishmael!" I learn one more lesson from this Oriental scene, and that is that every wilderness has a well in it Hagar and Ishmael gave up to die, Hagar's heart sank within her as she heard her child crying: "Water Waterl Waters' "All! she says, "my darling, there is no water. This is a desert!" " And "then God's angel said from the cloud: "What aileth thee, Hagar?" And she looked up and saw Him pointing to a well of water, where she filled the bottle for the lad. Rlessed be God, that there is in every wilderness a well, if you only know how to find it fountains for all these thirsty souls. On that last day, on that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried: "If any man thirst, let him com; to' me and drink." All these other fount ains you find are mere mirages of the desert Paracelsus, you know, spent his time in trying to find out the elixir of life a liquid, which, if taken, would keep one perpetually young in this world, and would change the aged back again to youth. Of course he was dis appointed; he .found not tho elixir, Rut here I tell you of the elixir of everlasting life bursting from tho "Rock of Ages," and that drinking that water you shall never get old, and you will never be sick, and you will never die. "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters." Ah, here is a man who says: "I believe all you say, but' I have been trudg ing along in the wilderness, and can find the fountain." Do you know the reason? I will tell you. You neve looked in the right direction. "Oh, you sa "I have looked everywhere, I have looked north, south, east and west and I haven't found the foun tain." Why, you are not looking in the right direction at all. Most people know that gold is the most widely distributed of all metals, being found in almost every country in tho world, though, of .course, not in quan tities which it would pay to dig. Now" comes the startling disoovery that tha common red clay of which bricks are made contains gold at the rate of near ly a shilling's worth to the ton even, in some cases, a- little more. In the houses of London there arc at least 5, 000,000 tons of brick. Make a little calculation at the rate of one shilling per ton, and you will find that no less than 250,000 of the precious metal is locked tightly up in the ujly red walk) of London alone. Pbof. Sxei-so says that the age of fish is almost unlimited. As to the length of the life of fish it is said. that the ordinary carp," if not interfered with, would live about 500 years. He says that there are now living in the Royal aquarium in Russia several carp that are known to be over 600 years old and that he has ascertained, in a number of cases, that whales live to be over 200. years old. The ordinary goldfish has also been known to.Uve pver 100 yean, ALL WOMEN Should know that tho "Old Time" Remedy, Is the best for Penile Troubles. 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These coupons cost his estate less than $700,00 to mature them. I am pleased with the investment he made, and am still carrying 04 coupons in the Company Mary E. White. A Smith Browman, Mgr. J. C. Hemphill, Agt., Nn. TT CMlPfinsirlfV T nnnnctor Lexington, Ky. PRICE, $35.00. Simplicity in construction and not belonging to the Typewriter Trust produce an honest product at an honest price. The Blickensderfer is the only high grade machine at reasonable cost. Guaranteed longest. Some features-Durability, Portability, Interchangeable Type, Doing away with Ribbon nuisance, Adjustable Line-Spacer, Perfect Align ment, Unexcelled Manifolding. The only Typewriter receiving Highest Award at World's Fair. Im proved since. Adopted by Western Union Telegraph Co. SEND FOR CATALOGUE 25 E. Fayette St. Baltimore, Md. FIRE anfl LIFEINSURAN G K SPEB1GFIELD FIRE MB MARIN E INSURANCE COMPANY. EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE CO OF NEW YORK. Robinson & Hamilton Agts Office over Post Office. 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