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The Ceredo Advance.
T. T. McDOUGAL. Publisher. CEREDO. : WEST VIRGINIA. CURRENT TOPICS. Grain crop of Panada northwest in placed at 100,000.000 bushels. E\cry week $li0,000 worth of United States typewriters go to England. 1 he demand for electrical ventila tors in India is ahead of the supply. The crack scholars of Harvard ’01 were Freund, Hauer and Petersen two Germans and a Swede. 1 he inhabitants of tin- Province ol Ontario writ** more letters than those of all the rest of Canada. The number of Protestant Chris tians in Ceylon lias increased in fif teen years from 440,7-'ll to 7>5,611. Japan lias two imperial universities —one at Toyo, the other at Kioto. 1 lie latter is only three years old. William Dorsey Jelks, the new gov ernor of Alabama, is a lawyer by pro fession and has mude a fortune by his practice. It is claimed that Joseph (iaspard Chaussgras de Dery, a French enpi lieer, made 4he first maps of Detroit in 1740 and 1754. Mosquitoes sometimes live GO days in captivity. Nobody has been able to find out how loop* they live when they are not in captivity. Match making, once the most peril ous of handicrafts, has become per fectly safe through the discovery of Itmorphous phosphorus. A curious criminal law exists in Greece. A man who is there sentenced to death awaits two years before the execution of the sentence. Greater New York, although over 1,500,000 less in population than Great er London, covers an area of 509 square miles, a world's record. \n elprtrical generating plant al most ns large as the Great Niagara 1 alls plant will soon be in operation at the Kalis of Glomen, Norway. There are at least three varieties of dogs that never bark—the Austra lian dog. the Egyptian shepherd dog und the “lion-headed dog” of Thibet. Some of the more expert railroad men in the country believe that the limit of sustained speed with the ex isting style of locomotives has been reached. Kred ( . Easton, son of the late J. C. Easton, a retired millionaire, will Ij’ive $100,000 toward the erection of a new 1’resbyteriun college in Crosse, Wis. Last month, on the news of our corn crop troubles, England Imported from producing countries 4“ per cent more of that cereal than in the same month of 1900. . The umbrella has taken a firm hold upon the native of India, or, at any rate, upon the Bengali. No less than 3.000,000 umbrellas are imported into the country every year. Mont Blanc has for tin* first time seen a fully equipped company of sol diers on its summit. Alpine Chasseurs made the ascent and the usual salute was fired at Shamonix. One (if the most brilliant entertain ments ever seen in Constantinople was 1hat recently given bv Mr. Irishman, the American minister, in honor of his (laughter's birthday. In her sham maneuvers the English navy has lost two destroyers and oth er vessels have been crippled. One may imagine wh it would happen to the English navy in real war. Ih** jarrow wood, which grows in Australia, is almost the only kind known to the lumbermen which ef fectively resist the depredations of in. sects. Not an insert will touch it. Helen Gladstone, daughter of the great liberal, has become warden of the Woman's University Settlement in Southwark, London, and will soon lca\e Cambridge to live in that dreary slum. Naval Cadet Herman Smith Turner, of Maryland, recently appointed, ha* been admitted into the naval acad emy at Ann.ipoli*;, despite th«* fact that, while over six feet tall, he weighs but ninety-five pounds. I he ( nnaduin government is in tail ing the Marconi wireless telegraphic system in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the steamer Tyrian has been de spatched to establish the first sta tion a*. West Point. Anticosti. >"Tr,r of ♦n«* stories told concerning 1lif sudden fortunes aerjuird down in the new oil fields of Texas make Jike tales of old California and the new gold digging* in the Klondike tar".#- nad we.-.! in the comparison. Wdiiatu C. Whitney will not allow his gnat ;:irl in the Xdirondaclrs to if t he ordinary way. lnsteao he e »: trees of over ten incii **' i:i 'linen, -, r. leaving the «ma!ler ones •„ grow, and thus always |,a- a handsome forest. ( areful observation* have becui made in ord* r to find out which col or?, for lit iform* present t|»e West mark-* for the enemy's shot. and it has »>een found that the most fatal erdor is red. rifle gr,, ,, coming next, brown third, while Austrian bluish, grey is the least fatal. Of the 2.080.000.000 bushels of Jar. ley produced by the civilized cotin. tries of the world llnssia produces hv far the largesr amount. Next in or der comes Austria, which is followed by Germany, the J'mted States. Kn gland and Spain. The statistic of the strikes in 1 ranee for .fupe hate jtjsf been pub* lished. In nil the month gave Irfrth to forty-seven, while the total for the first six months of the year was :;0fl The some period In 1000 yielded 475, which shows an agreeable falling oil fn the discontent of the vy*rki„R classes. IIE ENTERS A DENTAL. Sermon Regarding the Diminishing of Sunday Audiences. Or. Tnlmniif rrr«rnl» Sonar Ilnrd Fiifin Shomlng That Cbarrh At* tendance In Anirrlcn In .Not In Uecndriivr, [Copyright, 1901, by Louis KlopsCTi, N. Y.J Most encouraging to ull < hristian workers i>, this discourse of lJr. Tai inage while denying the accuracy of statistics which represent Sunday au Jieuces us diminishing. Text, lie brews 10:25, “Not forsaking the as sembling of ourselves together.” Startling statements have been made in many of the pulpits and in some of he religious newspapers. It is heard jver and over again that church at tendance in America is in decadence. 1 Jcny the statements by presenting loine hard faets. No one will dispute the fact that there are more churches n America than ever before, out* de nomination averaging two new churches every day of the year. The law of demand and supply is us inex orable in the kingdom of God as it is n the world. More churches supplied argues more church privileges demand ed. More banks, more bankers; more factories, more manufacturers; more ships, more importers; more churches, more attendants. In all our cities within a few years .'hurches have been built large enough to swallow up two or three of the old time churches. I cannot understand with what kind of arithmetic and slate pencil a man calculates w hen he comes to the conclusion that church attend ance in America is in decadence. Take the aggregate of the number of people who enter the house of God now and compare it with the aggregate of the people who entered the house of God 25 years ago, and the present attend »nee is four. to one. The facts are most exhilarating instead of being de pressing. That man who presents the opposite statistics must have been most unfortunate in his church ac quaintance. i ou are noi to argue adversely he ■*ause here and there a church is de pleted. Churches have their day. Sometimes merchandise will entirely occupy a neighborhood and crowd out the churches and families ordinarily attendant upon them. Sometimes a church perishes through internecine strife. Put there are no facts to over throw the statement that I have made n regard to the increasing attendance upon the house of God. Now, I am ready to admit, as every intelligent man will admit, that there are thurches which have been depleted, *nd it is high time that a sermon be Treached fur the benefit of young men who are just entering the Gospel min «try and for the warning of prosper tus churches as to what are the causes >f decline in any case. If merchandise crowd out a church, that cannot l»c helped, but under all other circum stances decadence in church attend ance is the fault either of the church or of the pastor. Churches are often cleared of their audiences by the attempt to transplant •he modes of the past into the pres ent. The modes and methods of £0 years ago are nn more appropriate for o-dav than the modes and methods of to-day will lie appropriate for .".o years hence. I)r. Kirk. Dr. MeElroy, Dr, Ma son. Dr. I)c Witt, Dr. Vermilyea and hundreds of other men just as good is they were never lacked audiences, because they were abreast of the time n wh.eh they lived. People will not be interested in what we sav unless we understand the spirit of the day in which we live. All the woe-begonish statistics nre given by those who are trying in our time to work with the worn-out. machinery of the past times. Such men might just as well throw the furnaces out of our church basements and substitute the foot stoves which our grandmothers used to carry with them to meeting, and thr< w out our organs and our cornets and take the ild-fa^hioned tuning fork, striking it on the knee and then lifting it to the »ar to catch the pitch of the h.vrnn, and might as well throw out our mod ern platforms and modern pulpits and substitute the wineglass pulpit, up which the minister used to climb t ft the dir/.v height of Mont Plane solitaries* and then go in out of sicht and shut the door after him. When you can get the great m.i<*es of the people to fake passage from Albany to PufTnlo in stntfe coach or canal boat in prefer ence to the lightning « xpre«* train wh'ch fb.es it in four hour*, then you can get the great rna««*e. ,,f the j’.eo pie to go to a church half » century be hind the time. The trouble begins away back n the rheological • 'vninarie-. It is a shame that larger pros ion |« r,uf made f..r mini'ter* of religion, for the *-iek and the aped and the infirm who have worn themselves out in the service of God. We have navi] .asylum* and soldiers* asylum* for men who fought <»n land and *ea for our country when these men have become aged or crippled. and it i* a shame that larger provision is not made for the good soldier* of .levus Christ who hate worn them*rlvp* out In battling for the Lord Mm „f provision in that respect m ike a tend ency to turn our theological seminaries info hospital for *»e-k and aped and infirm ministers. When a man begins to go t! »wn. they give him the title of I>. I>. by way of resuscitation. If that fail-, then the tendency is to elect him to a profcssorsh p in some fhelogical seminary. There are grand exceptions to the rule, but it is aften the ease that the professorate is a theological sem inary i« occupied by some minister of the Gospel who, not being able to preach, is set io teach others how Up preach. In more cases than one the poorest speaker in the faculty is the professor of elocution. We want m-ore wide-awake, more) able-bodied, sole minded men, more enthusiastic men in our theological seminaries and in the professorate* men like Addison Alex ander, who could during the week teach young men the theory of preach ing and then on Sunday go into the pul pit and with the thunder and light ning of Christian eloquence show them how. What would you thiuk of a fac ulty of unsuccessful merchants to train young merchants or a faculty of unsuccessful lawyers to train young lawyers? It is often the case that theological seminaries cut a man and clip him and square him and mold him *nd bore him and twist him until all the individual is gone out of him and he is only a poor copy of a man who was elected to n professorate because he could not preach. We want less dead wood in the theological cpnjj. nar.es and more flaming evangels. At a meeting of tin* general assem bly of the Presbyterian church of the I nited States a clergyman accus tomed on th* Sabbath to preach to an audience of 200 or 200 people, in an audience room that could hold 1,500, was appointed to preach a sermon on how to reach the masses. I am told the incongruity was too much for the risibilities of many of the clergy in the audience. Now, a young man coming out rrotn such bedwarfing in fluences, how can he enter into the wants and the woes and the sympa thies of the people who want on the Lord's day a practical Gospel that will help them all the week and help them forever? Young ministers are told they must preach Christ and Him crucified. Yes, but not as an abstraction. Many a minister has preached Christ and Him crucified in such a way that he preached an audience of 500 down to 200, and from 200 to 100, and from 100 to 50, and from f.0 to 20, and on down until there was little left save the sexton, who was paid to stay until the service was over and lock up. There is a grea- deal of cant about Christ and Him crucified. It is not < nrist and Him crucified na an ab straetion, but as ag Omnipotent sym pathy applied to all the wants and woes of our immortal nature—a ( hrist who will help 11s in every do mestic, social, financial, political, na tional struggle—a (’hrist for the par lor, a ('hrist for the nursery, a Christ for the kitchen, a Christ for the barn, a ( hrist for the Street, a Christ for the store, a Christ for the banking house, a ('hrist for the factory, a Christ for the congressional assem bly, a ('hrist. for the courtroom, a Christ for every trial and every emer gency and ever perturbation. It is often the ense that the dif ficulty begins clear back in the home circle with misapprehension as to which child ought, to be consecrated : to the ministry. John is a keen, bright 1 boy. He is good at a bargain. When | be trades at school, he always gets the best of it. Make him a merchant. He will soon gather n fortune and go right up to take his place among the commercial princes. George has great cerebral development. Chrono logically. language is large. Make him a lawyer. He will argue his way to the front, and he will take his place among the Mansfields and the Storys. Henry has a large girth at the chest and is military in his step and hearing. Send him to West, Point. We shall see him yet a brigadier gen eral. William is fond of sketching ships, and he knows ns milch about a vessel ns an old sailor. Make him a shipbuilder. The vessel that he builds will successfully wrestle with the Carihoean whirlwind. Aleck is not very well. He has never had very good digestion. Since that last ma larial attack his spleen is enlarged, lie has a morbid way of looking at things. He will sit for hours look ing at one figure in the carpet. His manners are so mild, so soft, so gen tle, so affectionate, so Heavenly, and he cries easily. Make him a minister. Now, my friends, that is a great mis take. If you want to consecrate one of your sons to the Gospel ministry, take the one widest awake, the brawniest, the most brilliant, the most irresistible, the most potent. A tremendous vork owns before a pro fession whose one object is to lift the nations toward God and prepare ( them for Heaven. Ah. my friends, churches will he largely at feruled just in proportion i as we ministers can meet their wants, meet their sufferings, meet their bereavements and meet their sympathies. If there he n church with small help, small audience, medi mn neip. medium audience; large help, large audience. If there l»e a family in n city and three depots of bread ami one depot has 100 loaves and another 500 loaves and auuther depot 10.000 loaves, the depot that has 100 loaves will have applicant*, tnc depot that has 500 loaves will have far more applicants, the depot that has 10,000 ioaves will have throngs, throngs, throngs. Oh, my brethren in the Christian ministry, we urn t somehow get our shoulders under the burden of the people on the Lord's day and give them a good stout lift, and we can do | if. VVc have it all our own wav. It a great pity if with the floor clear ; and no interruption, we cannot dur ing the course of an hour get our j hymn or our prayer or our sermon under such momentum we can. by the help of find, lift the peeplc, body. | mind and soul, clear out of their sins, temptations and troubles We must make our ehurehes mag nets to draw the people thereunto, so that n man will feel uneasy if he doe* not go to church, saying: "I wish I had gone this morning I wonder if I can't dress yet and get, there in time ft, is 1! o'clock; now they are singing It is half past 11; now they are preaching. I wonder when the folks will he home to tell us what was said, what has been going on.” When the impression is confirmed that our ehurehes. by architecture, by music, by sociability and by utriuoii, shall be made the most sMraetlf) place o.n earth, then we will want twice as many churches a» we have now, twice as large, and then they will not half accommodate the people. I say to the young men who are en tering the ministry, we must put on more force, more energy and into our religious services more vivacity if we want the people to come. You look into a church court of any denomi nation of Christians. First you will find the men of large common sense land earnest look. The education of I their tninds, the piety of their 1 hearts, the holiness of their lives, qualify them for their work. Then ■ you will find in every church court of every denomination a group of men who utterly amaze you with the fact that such semi-imbecility can get any pulpits to preach in! Those arc the men who give forlorn sta i tisfics about church decadence. Frogs j never croak in running water; al 1 ways in stagnant. Hut 1 say to all Christian workers, to all Sunday school teachers, to all evangelists, to all ministers of the Gospel, if we want our Sunday schools and our prayer meetings and our churches to gather the pimple we must fresh en up. Why should we go away to cot an illustration of the vicarious suffering of Jesus ( hoist when at Hloomfield, N. J., two little children were walk ing on the rail track and a train was coming; but. they were on a bridge of trestlework. nnd the little girl took her brother and let him down through the trestlework as gently as she could toward the water, very carefully and lovingly ami cautious ly* so that he might not be hurt in the fall and might be picked up by those who were standing near bv; while doing that the train struck her, nnd hardly enough of her body was left to gather into a funeral casket .* What wns that? Vicnrious suffering. Like Christ. Hang for oth Woe for others. Suffering for others. Death for others. What is the use of our going away off to find nn illustration in past ages when in Michigan a mail carrier on horse back, riding on, pursued by those flames which had swept over a hun dred miles, saw an old man by the roadside, dismounted, helped the old man on the horse, saying: “Now, whip up and get away?” The old man got away, but the mail carrier perished. Just like Christ dismount inp from the glories of Heaven to Pl*t- us on the way of deliverance, then falling back in the flames of sacrifice for others. Pang for others. Woe for others. Death for others. Vicarious suffering. What is the use of our going away off in ancient his tory to find an illustration of the fact that it is dangerous to defy (Jod when in the Adirondacks 1 saw a flash of lightning and bolt so vivid I said: “That struck something very near'.’ ’ A few hours afterward we found that two farmers that Monday morning had been seated under a tree, the one boasting how that the day before—on the Lord’s day—he had got his hay in and so cheated the Lord out of that part of the time anyhow, and both of them laughing over the achievement by which they had wronged the Lord of His holy day. when the lightning struck one dead instantly, and the other had been two weeks in bed when we left the Adirondacks and has become nn invalid. I suppose, for life. He did not make as much out of the Lord as he thought he <1 id. Was it any less an illustration for my soul because j * met ♦bp clergyman on his way home from the funeral, and he told me of the facts and said the body of the man who had been destroyed was black with the electricity? O Christian workers, we have got to freshen tip. What is the use of our going back in the Christian clas sics to find an illustration of the vic torious Christian deathbed when my personal friend, Alfred Cookman, a few years ago went away in as im perial grandeur as did Kdward Pay son? Is it any less an illustration to me and to you because I met him « few weeks before in front of Trinity church, Broadway, ami I said: “Cookman, you look as if you were working too hard?" Where in all 'the classics is there such a story as I that of Cookman when, in his last moment, he cried: "1 am sweeping through the gates washed in the blood of the Lamb?” Oh. fellow Christ in n worker*, w hu t i® the use of our being stale and obsolete and ancient when all around us are thc'C evidences of (lod's grace, (rod’* deliverance, find's mercy and find’s wisdom? We have gnt to freshen up in our sermons, freshen up in our songs, freshen up in our /cal, f re Mini Up in our consecration, and if wc dr# it. my brethren and sisters, we will no I more have to com* people to come to church than if you throw corn on the ground yon have to coax piircnns to come and rat it. no mure than you would have to coax a fired horn local oats you throw in hi* manger. Yes, we must freshen up in our Sunday schools and in our prayer meetings and iri our pulpits. I? is high time that the church of flod stopped writ ing apologies for * he church, l/ct tlie men who are on th* outside, who despise religion, write the apologies If any people do not want the church, they need not have if. It is a free country. If any man doe* not want the Oos|h>I, he need not have it. It is a free country Hut you go out. O people <>l (jod, and give the (ios pel to the millions of America who do want it! It i* high time to atop skir mishing and tiring on a genet .it engage ment. I want to Jive to sec the Ar mageddon. all the armies of Heaven and hell in battle array, for I know offr conqueror on the white horse will gajB the day. I,el tfie church of (Jod he de voted to nothing else, but go tight or to this conquest. G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT. tVuuirn's Relief Corps and the Na tional Mexican War Veterans llelU Sessions. Cleveland, O.. Sept. 11.—The naval veterans took first place in the festiv ities attendant upon the Orand Army of the ltepublic encampment Tuesday. The 87th anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s historic triumph on Lake Lrie was fittingly celebruted in a grand parade of naval veterans niul u naval display upon the lake. At Central armory Tuesday night th** Union ex-Prisoners of War held their 29th annual reunion. The ar mory auditorium was packed to the doors. At a naval dog-watch in Gray’s armory the principal speaker of The night was (apt. Richmond 1*. Hob son, of Merrimac fame. Uapt. Hob son was enthnusiastically received by the large audience. President McKinley's old regini**nt, llie 23d Oiiio, in which he enlisted as a private in Company G. in 1801, and which had for its commander Col. Liitherford lb Hayes, another president, held its annual reunion Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce auditorium. Over 300 men attended, which made the largest gathering of the regiment in ten years. Cleveland, O., Sept. 12.—The sur viving veterans of the greatest war in all thi; annals of history, the Grand Army of the ltepublic, have again responded to the bugle call and Wednesday fell into line as they were wont to do in the dark days of the civil war. It is estimated that nearly half a million people were spectators of *he magnificent pageant. The column was over eight miles in length, and was splendidly handled, the column moving steadily and with scarcely a halt or break until the entire line had passed the reviewing stand. Cleveland, O., Sept. 13.—The first day of the national convention of the Grand Army of the ltepublic was taken up with the reading of the re ports by the commander-in-chief, adjutant general, chaplain and the various commit ices. Commander-in-Chief Rassieur, in a spirited address, severely arraigned Pension Governor Evans upon his ad Juinisfrntica of the affairs ot the pension bureau. His complaint em braced alleged unfairness and de tdiction of duty in office. Senator Haw'ey announced liis intention of lighting any attack made upon Com missioner Evans. He expressed ihe fullest confidence in the commissioner to rectify any existing evils in time and counseled moderation in the case. The Woman’s Relief corps, auxil iary to the Grand Army, held the first session of their annual con vention rhursday. The address of the national president and the adop tion r*f the reports of other national officers and of the various committees consumed the first day’s session. The National Mexican War Veter ans’ association, at its session Thurs day, received telegrams from Mrs. .1 offer son Davis. Mrs. U. S. Grant, Adm. Dewey and others. Cleveland, O., Sept. 14.—The con vention of the 35th annual encamp ment of the Grand Army came to a close amid the silence and gloom of impending death. News of the grave condition of the president cast a shadow over the pro ceedings and it was consequently de cided to proceed with the election of officers and to refer all other iin jiortant business of the session tc the incoming council of adminstru tion. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, of New v ork, withdrew his name as a can didate for commander-in-chief before the nominations were made. Comrade Ayers, of Delaware, moved ihe nomination of Gen. TUos. .1 Stewart, of Pennsylvania, Gen. Gobiti seconding. Gov \ an Sant, of Minnesota, placed Judge Ell Torrance in nomination The Torrance vote st-ood 470 to Stew nrtvs 230, when Gen. Wagner moved tli.it the vote be made unanimous in favor of Torrance. The motion wag carried. Other officers elected were: Senior Vice Commander—John Me I lroy. Washington, I). C. •tumor \ ice Commander—Jnmei O'Donnell, Illinois. Surgeon General- Nr. W. R. Thrall Cincinna tj. (JiapInin-in-Ghicf Rev L.VM.Hoyle, Peimsv Ivnnia. The ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic elected the following of ficers; President—Mrs. Emma Wall, Low re nee. Kan. Senior Vice-President Eli/a Wag gonrier, San Franciseo. Junior Vice-President Jennie liar tie!I, K« ntucky. Treasurer— Annie Miehener, Ger liu.ntovvn, I’a. ( hr.plain • Lnvinin Rrninnrd, New York. Council of \dministration- Rach ael Doran. Pittsburg, Pa.; Nfarv T Hagen, Chicago.; Olive Allison, Rich mond, hid. T rrmmnry niKrmmt, Washington, Sept. 13.—Thursday*; statement of thr* treasury balances in the general fund exclusively of the $l'o,ooo,ono gold reserve in the (litis, ion of redemption shows: Available eash balance, $183,214,859. Gold, $11$,. 911,134. I,ratr« the f-lmchn »»«e. New York. Sept. 13. Intimate friends of Mr. Edward Hell, senioi member of the banking and broker age house of Hell <& ( 0„ learned Thursday Hint he had sold his seut BIG RAILROAD IMPROVEMENT, A unique excursion was recently arranged by the l nion Pacific Railroad company. About sixty newspaper men. repre-enting tne leading journals of the country, were invited to take a trip on the Wyoming di vision. “The Overland Route,” for the pur Poae of viewing the stupendous engine* i mg achievements recently made on that line. The tram was made up of two private cars, three Pullman palace sleej#ers. a dining Car, drawn by one ot the new compound en gines. with an observation car—constructed on the same plan as a trolley car—ahead of the engine. One hundred and fifty eight and four tenths miles of new track laid, reducing the mileage between Omaha and Ogden by 30.47 nines, and reducing gradients which varied from 45.4 to 97.68 feet to the mile to a maxi mum of 13.3 feet, and curves from 6 to 4 de grees, while a great deal of bad curvat ure has been eliminated entirely. A mountain rt moved and lost into a chasm; huge holes bored hundreds of feet through solid granite, an underground river encountered and overcome; an army of men. with all sorts of mechanical aids, engaged I1! work for nearly a year; the great l nion Pacific track between Omaha and Ogden made shorter, heavy grades elimi nated, and the business of the great Over land route flowing through a new channel, without the slightest interruption. Millions of money have been -pent to re duce the grades and shorten the distance. This reduction is the result of straighten ing unnecessary curves, and the con-truc tion of several cutoffs between Huford and Bear river, Utah. The curvature saved is about one-half, t.ie grading about the same, while the angles ar«* reduced nearly two-thirds. The su periority of these changes is apparent to the practical railroad engineer. It is also ap parent to the operating department in trie reduction in operating expenses, and to the traveler in the increased speed the trains can make. I he new line run* due west from Buford, avoiding the high hills and eighty-foot grade from Cheyenne, and piercing through out* and the big tunnel, crosses the Blaek Hills at a grade of less than one-half (43.3 feet) over mountain altitudes. . from a constructive standpoint the lina is remarkable for the amount of material required in the construction of immense embankments and the building of large tunnels through solid rock. The construc tion of the new line between Buford and Laramie alone has involved the excavation of 500,000 cubic yards of material, one-third of which (exclusive of the tunnel excava tion) has been solid rock, of something over 160,000 cubic yards per mile. Too much credit for this work cannot be fiven to Horace G. Burt, president cf the nion Pacific railroad, and his assistants. The excursion was replete with mnnv in teresting incidents, and the splendid 'hos pitality of the Union Pacific officials was a revelation. The newspaper men evinced their appreciation in many ways, particu larly in a resolution of thanks to the Union Pacific officials. General Passenger Agent Lomax, and Messrs. Dariow. Park and Griffin. Dealing In I'tlnrri. “I hope, said the young man who was spending a few days at the -eashore, “that our engagement will not prove to be a mere summer subterfuge.” "I hope your hope comes out.” rejoined the fair maid at his side, “but one can ruver tell what effect frost will have on such things.”—Chicago Daily News. The Literary Malden. 'Tou must have discerned my love,” sighed Harold Spooneigh to Beatrice Ritcra, “tor my face is as an open rage to you.” .“Hun,” sweetly replied the fair young girl, “as far as 1 am concerned, your face is a rejected manuscript.” — Baltimore American. < urelcMM Jolts. “I brought this milk back.” said the an gry patron to the milk dealer. "It’s thice fourths water.” “John,” said the milkman sternly, to his son, who was standing near, “did you give the cows a drink before you milked ’em this morning?”—Ohio State Journal. 'Widening tlie Itreueh. I wish you and May would become friends again. said the would-be peace* n.aker;, "Well.” said Fay. ' if she’ll makeup I will. ‘ I told her you had said that, and •lie said: The idea! It’s easy for her l never saw her when she vvasn’t made up. —Detroit Free Press. To Prevent Diphtheria Use Hoxsie’s Croup Cure. No nausea. 50cts. Ifappy is the man who can’t borrow trouble.—Chicago Daily News. 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Bold by t he best shoe dealers everywhere. Inalsf upon having XV. I.. Dougina rtioee W’ltli name un<l price stamped on bottom. How to Order by Melt.— If W. I. OooclS* t sola in your town, 'end order rttre't to anywhere on receipt of price and oU. additional for i-«rrlafr«, My inatorn department will maltr rotia pair that win equal an.i ftia tom made Mines. in atyle. fit and wear, lake menaur'ir ■ • •» of foot a« ahown on mod*I Mato Style desired . lire and w idth ostial It worn; plain or toe; heary, med un or lld.t sole*. A Ct fita'anteedL 1 ry k I’M. »»ai— boa. W. L. 1»owglaa. Ilratkiea, Haag, J