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A PRACTICAL CERMON DY DFl. TAL MAGE ON BUSINESS. Soma Lon of Lire Which Buyer and Sellers Are Too Apt to Ha Slow to Learn. Work Without God I Work Waatnd. Brooklyn, April 13. At the Service in the Academy of Music tliU innruiiij; Dr. Tul mage, after reading appropriate pawafrea of Scripture, gave out the hymn: So let our lips and lives express The holy Gospel we profess. He announced aa hU text 1'roverU 14: "It ia naught, It ia naught, siiith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then ho boat eta." Following is bis sermon in full: Palacea are not such prisons as the world imagines. If you think that the only time kings and queens come forth from the royal gates is in procensiou and gorgeously attend ed, you are miHtHken. Incognito, by day or by night, and clothed in citizens' apparel or tha dress of a working woman, thoy come out and see the world as it is. In no other way could King Solomon, the author of my teit, have known everything tliHt wns tfoinK on. From my text I am dura he must, in disguise, soma day have walked into a store of ready made clothing, iu Jerusalem, and stood near the counter and ovorueard a con versation between a buyer and a seller. The merchant put a price on the coat, and the customer liegan to dicker and said: "Ab urdl that coat is not worth what you ask for it. Why, Just look at the coarseness of the fabric I Bes that spot on the collar! Be sides that, it does not tit. Twenty dollars for that! Why, it isn't worth more than ton. They hava a bettor article than that, anil for cheaper price, down at Cloiithotn, Fitem & Brothers. Besides that, I don't want it at any price. Good morning." "Hold," says the merchant; "don't gooff in that way. I want to sell you that coat. 1 have some pay ments to make and I want the moony. Come now, how'mueh will you give for that coat?" "Well," says the customer, "I will nplit the difference. You asked twenty dollars, and I aaid ten. Now, I will give you fifteen." "Well," says the merchant, "it's a great sac rifice; but take it at that price." Then Solo mon saw the customer with a roll under bis arm start and go out unci enter his own placaof business ; aud Solomon, in disguise, followed him. Ho heard the customer as he unrolled the coat say: "Hoys, I have madu a great bargaiu. How much do you guess I gave fr that coat" "Well," says one, wish ' ing to compliment his enterprise, "you gave thirty dollars for it." Another says, "I should think you got it clump if you gave twenty -five dollars." "No," says the buyer iu triumph; "I got it for fifteen dollars. I beat him down and pointed out the Imporfec tions until I really made him tivlicve it was not worth hardly anything. It takes me to make a bargain. Hal Jin!" Oh, man, you got the goods for less than they were worth by positive fulsohooil; and no wonder, when Solomon went back to his palace and had put off his disguise, that ho sat down at his writing desk and madu for all ages a crayon sketch of you: "H is naught, it is naught, urn Hi the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he bonstelh." There are no higher styles of men in all the world than those now at the head of mer chandise in HrooWyn and New York anil in the other great cities of this continent. Their casual promise is as good us u bond with piles of collaterals. Their reputation for integrity is as well established as that of Petrarch re Riding in the family of Curdiuul Coloiiiiu, and when there was great disturbance in the family the cardinal called nil his people to gether and put them under oath to tell the truth, except Potrurch, for whenhocamo to swear the cardinal put away his book and said: "As to you, Petrarch, your word is Bufllcient." Never since the world stood have there been so many merchants whoso transact ions can stand the test of tlioTi'H(.'omiiiunlments. Such bargain makers are all the more tola) honored because they have withstood year after year teinptutious which have Hung many so flat ami (lung them so hard they can never recover themselves. While all positions in life havo powerful besotiueuts to evil there are sHH:iflc forms of allurement whieh are peculiar to each occupation and profession, and it will be useful to speak of the puculiu temptat ions of biiHinesH uicn. First, as in the scene of the text, business men are often tempted to sioi'ilhV plain truth, the seller by exaggerating the value of goods, anil the buyer by depreciating them. AVo cannot, hut M 1 1 ii 1 1 i i an expert salesman. Hoe how he llrst induces tlm customer into u mood favorable to the proper consideration of the value of the goods, lie shows himself to be an honest anil frank sulesiiinh. How carefully the lights are arranged till they fall just right upon the fabric! Beginning with goods of medium quality, be gradually advances toward those of on no thorough make and of more attractive pat turn. How lie watches the mooos aiulnbims of his customer! With what perfect calm ness he takes the order and bows tho pur chaser from his presence, who goes away having made up his mind that lie has In.n-bt thugoisls at a pried which will allow him a Living margin when he again sells them. The goods were worth what the salesman said they were, and were sold at a pric e which will not make it necessary for the house to fail every ten years iu order to 11 x up things. Hut with what burning indignation we think of the iniquitous stratagems by which goods are sometimes disposed of. A glance at the morning pa)ers shows the arrival nt me of our hotels of a young merchant from one of the inland cities. Ho is a comparative stranger iu the great city, and, of course, he .must lo shown around, and it will le the duty of some of our enterprising houses to escort liim. Ho Is a larg" purchaser and has plenty of time and money, und it will pay to lie very attentive. The evening is spent at a place of doubtful amusement. Then they go hack to the hotel. Having just come to town, thoy must, of course, drink. A friend from the same mercantile establishment ilrops in, nnd usage and generosity suggest thut they must drink. Husinoss prospects are talkiil over, and the stranger is warned against certain dilapidated mercantile establishments that are about to fail, and for such kindness and magnanimity of caution against the dishon esty of other business houses, of course, it is expected they will and so they do they take a drink. Other merchants lodging inndji lining rooms .find it hard to sleep for tlieelnyer of decant sets, and the coarse enroiis.il ,,f these "hail fellows well met" waxes louder. Hut they sit not all night at the wine cup. They must sue the sights. They stagger forth with chocks Hushed and eyes bloodshot. The outer gates of he'd o-u to let iu the victims. The wings f lest souls Hit among the lights, and the steps of t he ciiroiisers sound with the rumbling thunders of the damiicd. Farewell to all the winctilios of iioir.o! lmld mother, histex, father, sluinU ring in the inland home, in nine vision of that night catch a glimpse of the ruin wrought they would rend out their hair bv the roots and bite the tongue till the blood spurted, shrieking out : '(iod save him!" Tint . siipis you, will come iijioii Mich ba-init-s establishments!? and there are bun iltedsof them in the cities. They niy lsast of fabulous sales, and they may have an un precedented run of buyers, and the name of the house may bo a terror to all rivals, and from this thrifty root there may spring up branch bouses in other cities, ami all theiwrt ners of the firm may move into their man sions and drive their full blooded span, and the families may sweep the street with the most elegant apparel that human art ever wove or earthly iiuiginlli'ciii'e ever achieved. Hut a curse is gathering somewhere for those men, and if it does not seine hold of the pil lar and in one w Ud ruin bring down the tem ple of commercial glory, it w ill break up their peace, and they will tremble wtii siekness and bloat with dissipations, uml, pushed to the precipice of this life, they wiil try to hold back and cry for help, but Ho help will come; and thsy will clutch their golj to take it along with them, but it will be snatcbed from their grasp, and a voice will sound, through their soul, "Not a farthing,' thon beggared spiritl" Aud tha judgment "ill come and they will stand aghast before it, and all the business iniquitfes of a lifetime will gather around them, saying, "Do you remember this!" and, "Do you remember thatf" And clerks that they compelled to dishonesty, and runners and draymen and bookkeepers who saw behind the scenes, will bear testimony to their nefarious deeds, and some virtuous soul that once stood aghast at the splendor and power of these business men will say, "Alas! this is all that is left of that great firm that occupied a block with their merchandise and overshadowed the city with their influence, and mads righteousness and truth and purity fall under the galling fire of avarice and crime." V liile we admire and approve of all acute ness and tact in the salo of goods, we must condemn any process by w hicu a fabrio or product is represented as possessing a value w hich it really does not have. Nothing but sheer falsehood can represent as perfection boots that rip," silks that sjieodily lose their luster, calicoes that immediately wash out, stovcj that crack under the first hot fire, books in . ;ifli"iently bound, carpots that un ravel, old furniture rejuvenated with putty and glue uml sold ns having leen recently muniflactured, gold watches made out of brans, barrels of fruit the biggest opples on tho top, wine adulterated with strychnine, hosiery poorly woven, cloths of domestic manufacture shining with fore'sr" lcbels, im ported gooilj represented as rare and hard to get, because foreign exchange is so high, rolled out on the counter with matchless dis play. Imported, indeed! but from the fac tory In the1 net street. A pattern already unfa.shioim.lile and unsalublo palmed off as a ueiv print noii some country merchant who has come t. town to make bis first purchase of dry goo 1st and going home with a large stock r,f goods warranted to keep. A;'uin, businessmen ure often tempted to make tlie habits and customs of other traders their law of rectitude. There are Ooiumercial usages which will not stand the test of the lost day. Yet men in business are apt to do as their neighbors do. If the mujority of the traders In any locality are lux iu principle, the commercial code in that community will be spurious and dishonest. It is a hard thing to stand close by the law of right when your next door neighbor by his looseness of dealing is enabled to sell goods at a cheaper rate and decoy your customer Of course you who promptly meet all your business engagements, paying when you promise to pay, will find it hard to compete with that merchant who is hopelessly in debt to the importer for the goods purchased, and to the landlord whose store he occupies, and to the clerks who serve him. There are a hundred practices prevalent in tho world of traffic which ought never to be come the rule for honest men. Their wrong does not make your right. Sin never be comes virtue by being multiplied and ad mitted at brokers' board, or merchants' ex change. Because others smuggloa few things in passenger trunks, because others take usury when nam are iu tight places, because others deal in fancy stocks, because others palm off worthless indorsements, because others do nothing but blow bubbles, do not, therefore, bo overcome of temptation. Hollow preten sion and fictitious' credit and commercial gambling may awhile prosper, but the day of reckoning eometh, and in addition to the horror and condemnation of outraged com munities the curse of foil will come, blow after blow. God's will forever and forever is the only standard of right and wrong, and not commercial ethics. Yyung business man, avoid the first busi ness dishonor, and you will avoid all the rest. The captain of a vessel was wulking near the mouth of a river when the tide was low, and there was a long, stout anchor chain, into one of the great links of which his foot slipped, anil it began to swell and he could not with draw it. The tide began to rise. The chain could not be loosened nor flled off in time, and a surgeon was called to amputate the linil), but, before the work could be done the lido rolled over the victim and his life was gone. And I. have to tell you, young man, that just, one wrong into which you slip may bo a link of a long chain of circumstances from which you cannot lie extricated by any in genuity of your own or auy helpfroin others, nud the tides will roll over you as they have over many. When Pompey, the warrior, wanted to inke possession of a city, and they would not oieii the gates, he persuaded them i admit n j j.'k soldier. Hut the sick soldier after a while got well and strong, and he threw op'ii the gates and let the devastat ing army come in One wrong admitted into the si nil may gain in strength until, after awhile, it flings oen all the avenues of the immoral nature, and the surrender is complete. Again, business men aro sometimes tempted to throw off iersnnB.i respmsTliility upon the moneyed institution to which they belong. Directors in anks aud railroad and insurance companies sometimes shirk personal respon sibility underneath the wtion of the corpora tion. And bow often, when some banking house or linn ncial inst i tut ion explodes through fraud, respectable men in the lsard of direc tors say: "Why, I thought all was going on iu an honest way, and-1 nnl utterly con founded with this misdemeanor!" The banks, and the fire and life and marine insurance companies, nnd the railroad companies, will not stand up for judgment in the last day, but those who ill them acted righteously will receive, each for himself, a reward, and those who acted the part of neglect or trick ery will, ouch for himslf receive a con demnation. Unlawful dividends are not clean before (lod liecaiiso there are those associated with you who grab just as big a pile as you do. He who countenances the dishonesty of the firm, or of the corisiration, or of the association, takes upon himself all of the moral liabilities, if the financial institution steals, he steals. If they go into wild speculations, he himself is a gambler. If they needlessly embarrass a cred itor, he himself is guilty of cruelty. If they swindle tho uninitiated, he himself is a de faulter. No tlimn,-iiil institution ever had a money vault strung enough, (,r credit stanch euough, or dividends large enough, or policy acute enough to hide the individual sin of its mem hers. The old adage, that corporations have no souls, I misleading. Every corpora tion has as many souls as it has members. A gain, many business men bavelieen tempt ed to iwtHne their enjoyments and duties to a future season of entire leisure. What a sedative the Christian religion would i. to all our business men if, instead of postponing Its uses to old age or death, they would tuke it into the Rtore or factory or worldly engage ments now ! It is folly to Ko amid the uncer tainties of business life with no God to help. A merchant in a New England village was stan. .in' by a horse, and the horse lifted his foot to stamp it In a pi1"' of ater;and the mer hunt, to escape the splnsh, stepjed into the dour of nn insurance agent, and the agent said, "I 8up,se you hove come to re new your lire insurance." "Oh," said the merchant, "I had forgotten that." The in surance was renewed, and the next day the house that had been insured was burned. Won it all accidental that tho merchant, to ewai a splash from a horse's font, stepped into the insurance ofllocl No, it was provi dential. Ami what mighty Mace for a business uian to t-l that things are provi dential! What pence amlpiiiilriuin in such a consideration, and what a grand thing if all bigness men could realise it! Many, although now compilative)- strait ened m worldly circumstances, have a goodly establishment in the future planned out. They have in imagination built alut twenty years abenil a house In the country ii"t drtlli-uit of acevss f n.in the great town, for they will often have business, or old accounts to settle, ami investment to look after. To house is large enough to i-ooiiimouiUe all their friends. The halls are wide, and hung with pictures of bunting scenes and a branch of antlers, ami are comfortable with chairs that can be roiled nut on the veranda when the weather 1 it Inviting, or set out uuder some of the oaks that stand sentinel about the house, and rus tling in the cool broeee., and songful with the robins. ' There is just land enough to keep them in terested, and its crops of almost fabulous richness springing up under application of the best theories to be found in the agricul tural journals. The farm is well stocked with cattle and horses, and sheep that know the voice and have a kindly bleat when one goes farth to look at them. Iu this blissful abode their children will be instructed in art and science and religion. This shall be the old homestead to which the boys at college will direct their letters, and the hill on which the house stands will be called Oak wood or Ivy Hill or Pleasant Retreat or Eagle Eyrie. May the future have for every business man here all that and more beside! But are you post poning your happiness to that time? Are you adjourning your joys to that consumma tion? Suppose that you achieve all you expect and the vision I mention is not up to the reality, because the fountains will be brighter, j the house grander and the scenery more pic turesquethe mistake is none the less fatal. Whut charm will there be iu rural quiet for a man who has thirty or forty years been conforming his entire nature to the excite ments of business? Will flocks ami herds with their bleat and moan bo able to silence the insatiable spirit of acquisitiveness which has for years had full swing in the soul? Will the hum of the breeze soot ho the mun who now can find his only enjoyment in the stock market? Will leaf and cloud and fountain charm the eye that has for three-fourths of a lifetime found its chief beauty in hogsheads and bills of sale? Will narents bo competent to rear their children for high aud holy pur-1 pose, if their infancy and boyhood and girl- i hood were neglected, when they are almost j reauy to enter upon uie worm aim nave an their habits fixed and their principles stereo typed? No, no,; now is the time to be happy. Now is the time to serve your Creator. Now is the time to be a Christian. Are you too busy? I have known men as busy as you are who had a place in the store loft where they went to pray, come one asked a Chris tian sailor where he found any place to pray in. ne said: "I can always find a quiet place at masthead." Aud in the busi est day of the season, if your heart in right, you can find a place to pray. Broad way and Fulton street are good places to pray in as you go to meet your various en gagements. Go home a little oarlier und gut introduced to your children. Bo not a galley slave by day and night, lashed fast to the oar of business. Let every day havo its hour for worship aud intellectual culture und recrea tion. Show yourself greater than your busi ness. Act not as though ufter death you would enter upon nn eternity of. railroad stocks and coffees and ribbons. Roust not your manhood before the perpetual fires of anxiety. With every yard of cloth you sell throw not in your soul to boot. Uso firkin and counting room desk and hardware crate as the step to glorious usef ulness and highest Christian character. Decide once und for ever who shall be master in your store, you or your business. Again, business men are often tempted to let their calling interfere with the interests of the soul. Godsends men into'tho business world to get educated, just as boys are sent to school and college. Purchase and sale, lost and gain, disappointment aud rasping, pros perity, the dishonesty of others, panic and bank suspension are but difTercnt lessons in the school. Tho more business, the more means of grace. Many have gone through wildest panic unhurt. "Are you not afraid you will break?" said some one to a merchant in time of great commercial excitement. He replied: "Aye, I shall break when the fiftieth Psalm breaks, ni the fifteenth verse, 'Call jipon me in the day of trouble and I will de liver thee.' " The store and the counting house have de veloped some of tho most stalwart characters. Perhais originally they had but little spright liness and force, but two or three hard busi ness thumps woke them up from their leth argy, nnd there came a thorough development in their hearts of all that wns good und holy and energetic and tremendous, and they have become the front men in Christ's great army, as well as lighthouses in tho groat world of traffic. But business has lieon jiorpctuul de pletion to many a man. It first pulled out of him nil benevolence, next all amiability, next all religious aspiration, next nil conscience, and though he entered his vocation with large heart and noble character he goes out of it a skeleton, enough to scare n ghost. Men appreciate the importance of having a good business stand, a store on the right side of tho street or the right block. Now, every place of business is a good stand for sturitual culture. Hod's angels hover over foe world of traffic to sustain and build up those who are trying to do their duty. To morrow, if in your place of worldly engage ment you will listen for it, you niny hear u sound louder than tho ruttle of drays and the shuffle of feet and the eliinlf of dollars steal ing mto your soul, saying, "Seek ye first the kingdom i? (Jod and his righteousness, and till other things shall be added unto you." Yet some of those sharpest at a bargain an cheated out of their immortal blessedness b stratagems more palpable than any "drop game" of the street. They make investment in things everlastingly lielow par. They put there valuablesin a safe not lire proof. They give full credit to influences that w ill not be able to my once ceut. on a 'ollar. They plunge into a labyrinth from whicii no bankrupt low er "two-thirds enactment" w ill ever extricate them. They take into their partnership the world, the flesh and the devil, and the enemy of all righteousness will boast through eternal ages that the man who in all his business life could not be outwitted or overreached at last tumbled into ipirituul defalcation and was swindled out of heaven. Perhaps some of you saw tho fire in New York iu 1SI5. Aged men tell us that it beg gared all description. Some stood on the Musetops of Brooklyn, and looked ut the red ruin that swept down the streets and threat ened to obliterate the metropolis. But the commercial world will yet lie startled by a greater conflagration, even the last. Bills of exchange, policies of insurance, mortgages and bonds and government socurit ies will be consumed in one lick of the flame. The Bourse and the United States mint will turn to ashes. Gold will run molten into the dust of the street. Exchanges and granite blocks of merchandise will fall with a crash that will make the earth tremble. The Hashing up of the greut. light will show the righteous the way to their thrones. Their best treasures in heaven, they will go up and take possession of them. The toils of business life, which racked their hrnhi and rasped their nerves for so many years will j have forever ceased. "There the wicked i cease from troubling, and the weary are ut i ret I larelul of lour t'ootwotir. Ouida voiced a solier truth when she said j do not economize iu glove and sh u s. This was forcibly illustrated to mens a woman' dressed iu gixxl clothes and a seulskui ti tocl across the str-jet. Her sins-s hud out-, lived their apie l ance of dei-encv, and olio I had so far forgotten itself ns to lod lielhiuce to the wearer and split clear across the buck, while, horror of horrors! the stocking, out of i sheer symathy, had done tiie same. Chi-t cago Tunes. PortiiEsr Kitravaanot Oiioen. The queen tlowager of Portugal, an Italian 1 princess, married nt the age of 1", was very extravagant in her ideas, it is reported that on one occasion she brought home from Paris 1,000 pairs of shoos. On another occasion she ordered sixty -nine drnsHN f.nni Worth and ou the way home they were lost at sa, ! Not discommoded iu the least, she duplicated the order. Interview in Kansas City Times. A Tnneg Editor. The youngest lady alitor of Kansas, Miss Minerva D. Walker, of the llnrj.r Graphic, it only IB. Though so young, she has the good sense to prefer her full name to the diminitive "Minnie." Pet names should be for friends and relations, not for the public, Good Hmwkeepinc. NEWS IN BRIEF. Condensation of lntei-TUu . Item on Vurlous Subjects. Oil prospects booming around Marietta, Ohio. , , , r , , ., Dover, Me. , felt an earthquake Friday afternoon. William Berringer, Toledo, arrested for robbing the mails. , Secretary Tracy Saturday ,-iccept the tor pedo boat Cushing. John Costello. aged 11, drowned his littla brother in New York during a quarrel. Mix D. 1. Lefferson, of Ridgeville, a, took poison by mistake and died soon after. There was u ball at Petersburg, Yai, Fri day night, in honor of Hon. John Sherman's daughter Mary, there on a visit. The iwenty-iifth antu'versary of the death of Abraham Lincoln will be appropriately observed at Springfield, 111., next Tuesday. The rumor thai, the United States ship Enterprise would be put out of commission at the Now York uavy yard proves to be unfounded. Hut four out of fourteen 'persons consti tuting a "Kuioido club," formed at Indiana polis eight years ago, are living, the rest having met violent deaths. Engineers ou tiu Ft. Wayne 'road discover that-alleged traveling Engineer-Watts, for whom thoy bnva been putting themselves and their ciifjiues. through their best paces, is a demented f mud. The examining trial of Sol. Smith, Ctarles Bowler and Holland Coleman, colored, at Klkton, Ky., Friday, charged with the mur der of Jam os McGuiro, at a dunce, in Todd county, resulted in thejir being hold without luift. , Maud Kelso, iv;od 15, was chloroformed on the streets of Cleveland, O., taken to the outskirts of towu nnd assaulted, and wan dered back home again Friday morning in a dazed condition. She says she was carried away in a buggy.. O. S. Kobinsuu, agent for the Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland railroad at Ur nana, O., loft his accounts all straight and his wife expecting his immediate return from a short trip, aud at last accounts was in Kansas City. If there is method in his madness, his many friends would be pleased to know w herein it consists. At Galena, 111., a mother and daughter took upon themselves tho vows of wedlock, the grandmother of the junior bride acting ns bridesmaid. The parties to the unique alfuir wore William E. Hammond, of Du buque, anil Mrs. Mary J. Reddington, of Jo Daviess county, 111., and Louis Bouriueim, of Warren, III., and Miss E. J. Reddington. Forola-ii Notes. Archbishop Corrignn, of Now York, is in Rome, and will talk with tho pope.. Grand Duke Serglus, brother of the czar, replaces Prince DolgoronkofT as governor of Mi isoow. The London Chronicle's St. Petersburg correspondent, hews that Emperor William has asked the c.znr for permission to make a tour through Prussia. Tho Chinese statesman. Marquis Tseng, is dead. Tho marquis has at various times represented his country at the courts of Lou don, Paris nnd St. Petersburg. A desperate fight occurred between par ties of TyroUs and Czech soldiers at Inns bruck, Austria. Tha men used their bayo nets, and s.-erul were badly wounded. Owing to the recent embezzlement of 1,(MK),000 f rancs by the state treasurer of the canton of Tioino, Sw itzorluud, the Liberats propose to inicneh the cantonal govern ment. Henry M. Stanley arrived nt Camus Sat urday. He wus w elcomed by Sir William Maokiiiuon, chairman of the Emin relief committee, and lator paid his respects to the Prince of Wales. The blockade established by France to prevent tho landing of arms for use by the Duhoniians will bo .extended to include cer tain other portions of the slave coast than those now blockaded. The correspondent at Rome of The London Times, denies on the best authority that Gen. Simmons was in any way empow ered to negotiate with regard to the matter of tho African bishoprics. Mr. Johnston, tho British consul, has re turned to Mozambique. Ho complains of the boycott of dealers against tho British wnr-thips. A corps of volunteers has btien raised at (Juillimnno for service in the Shire district. A syndicate of English capitalists has been formed to establish nn lmmonse shop for the manufacture of locomotives at Syd ney, N. S. r. A number of engineers and skilled mechanics have already boon sent to Sydney to liegin operations. During the celebration of mass in the Cat holic church nt Broniscowitz, Huugary, Friday, the edifice caught fire and wus burned to the ground. The congregation becumo punic-stricken nud choked the exits. Two persons were killed and several injured. The czarewitch and his father, Grand Duke, George, are about to start on a voyage to.Vludivestok, a seaport of Primorsk, in Asiat ic Russia. Preparations are now beiug made for the voyage, which w ill be made by w ay of she Suez canal. Their vessel will call at various ports in India. Cardinal Talimberti is going to Berlin to confer with Chancellor Von Capriai with object of oiK-niug negotiations with the Clericals in the reichstag, also, it is reported, to arrange for the conversion of the Prus sian legation ut tho Vatican into a represen tative of German empire. The place of Baron Ferdinand James de Rothschild, ut Waddesdon manor, his coun try seat in Aylesbury, England, has been partially destroyed by fire. Amongtheprop erty burned were a picture by G.iiues borough, valued at '10,000, and a large quantity of valuable ta)imtry. At Wigan, Lancashire, Eug., two men named Moran and Haigh engaged ju a brutal prize fight, in which no rules were observed. After the first round, which di vested both men of all clothing, thoy fought linked and used their clogs fur weapons. Both wi re sickening spectacles at the end of tho contest, nnd Moran wus carried home uucouscious. Knqieror William Friday visited the Em press of Austria at the Weisbaden. He was uttired iu the uniform of a colonel of the Hungnrian hussars. In the evening the emperor dined with the Austrian empress, Ari hdiichessVnlcrier.n l Aichduke Francis Sulvator. After dinner tho emperor called out the troops of tho garrison for a sham fight CONGRESS. Ninety-Third Day. In the senate After unimportant legisla tion, the Montana election ens'" was taken up, !r. Kvarts sin-aking for tho Republi cans. Messrs. Gray and Ge u-ge followed. A vote is to ls taken Monday. -fter short secret session tl: - s :: it -, at ..:-V p. m., adjourned. In the house The contested election cast of Wnddill vs. Wise. Virginia, was consid ered until 5 p. m., when a recess was taken, the night session being for private jiension bills. ,o jtloi-e t ompmiy lHlliirr. It is no louger comme il faut iu polite cir cles to have company manners, company clothes, company china and coiniuiy cook in". What is giHl enough for the family ought to bv jt.khI enough for the gm-st. There ts no honor in terrapin, truffles, ice and inarrons, but there is honor in a welcome to a roth hi I bome mil a cover at the table wh'-re culturenssonililes. Cordial hospitality takes on an ad. led grace wheu. forgetting self und personal couifm t, V.k' hostess anticipate tlie wants of the guests and manifests in in numerable nlt-ntiDiis the est. -em felt for them. A iriVct meal is only a question of a few dollars, but the freedom of the bc-arthstone that frwu lship extends has a higher value tlniu money evpnn-. New York orid, Tndigestion IS not only a distressing complaint, "of itself, but, by causing the blood to become depraved and the system en feebled, is the parent of innumerable maladies. That Ayer's Sarsaparllla is the best cure for Indigestion, even when complicated with Liver Complaint, is proved by the following testimony from Mrs. Joseph Lake, of Brockway . Centre, Mich.: ' "Liver complaint and indigestion made my life a burden and came near ending my existence. For more than four years I suffered untold agony, was reduced almost to a skeleton, and hardly bad strength to drag myself about. AH kinds of food distressed me, and only the most delicate could be digested at all. Within the time mentioned several Jihyslcians treated me without giving re iel. Nothing that I took seemed to do any permanent good until I commenced the use of Ayer'a Sarsaparilla, which lias produced wonderful results. Soon after commencing to take the Sarsapa rilla I could see an improvement in my condition. My appetite began to return and with it came, the ability to digest all the food taken, my strength im-( proved each day, and after a few months of faithful attention to your directions, I found myself a well woman, able to attend to all household duties. The medicine has given me a new lease of life." Ayer's Sarsaparilla, - rRKPAHBD BY Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Man. Price $1 ; six bottles, 5. Worth t& a bottle. iinl FOR CHILDREN. REGULATES THE BOWELS & CURES Collo Pains, Norvonsness, Hummer Complaint, More Throat, Sore Mouth, Acidity of the Stomach ronvulsions." Diarrhoea, Cholera Infantum, and all diseases of Infancy and early childhood. It Is net narcotic ; is purely vegetable aud haruiless- EILERT'S EXTRACT OF TAR & WILD CHERRY, For Coughi. Colds, Hoarseness, Spitting of Blood Bronchitis, Asthma, Influenza, Pleurisy, Inflam mation ff the Lungs, Pains in the Chest and llrst srages oi i ousiiinpuon. EILERT S DAYLIGHT LIVER PILLS por Mick Headache, cure Biliousness and Consti pation, Kegulate the Htomach and Liver. FOB Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep & Poultry IT .PREVENTS AND CUKES All Diseases common to them. This Powder Is a never-failing remedy. A trial of one package will prove it. UNCLE SAM'S NERVE ana BONE LINIMENT, is 'rim BUST CITRATrVK FOR MAN AND BEAST EVER PRODUCED. It HtToids the quickest relief from pain nnd effects the most permanent cure of any remedy now known to man. (let tlncle Bain's F.ngllsh nnd German ADC book' from your druggist. The above named meritorious liemeitles, viz., Dr. Wlnchell't Teeth ing Syrup, Eilert's Extract of Tar anJ Wild Cherry, Utrt Daylight liver Pill), Uncle Sam e Condition Powder and Uncle Sam's Liniment tire made by the EMMERT PROPRIETARY CO. CHICAGO ILL For salt', wholesale and retail by Lnckfri & RognoldH, lruggiit. deaf: NESS HEAI MISfS tUltlbr I'lxik'a lNUMill.K TUBULAI EAI CUSHIONS. Whlupxra hoard. Com. IbrUbU. hmcmfil whom nil SomadlM Ml. S.U , r. HISCOI, eali, Ur'iw.j, i rk. W'lU tr kwk ef ni rail. Agents Wanted to sell Pinless Clothes bines : no loose clothes pins needed. It holds the heiivleBt and nnestfabrleHwii.il out pins. Clothes do not freeKc to It and cannot blow on". It Is i perfect win tcrllne. Sam ple line wilt by mall t'or&Oc.,, also 50ft. line by mail T.i2ii prepaid. Kor circulars, price lists, terms, ad dress the PINLESS CLOTHES t.TNE CO.. PINS 17 Hermon St reet, Worcester, Mass. MADE WITH BOILING WATER. EPPS'S GRATErUL-COMFORTING. COCOA MADE WITH BOILING MILK. PARKER'S tl A It? BALSAM Cle aiiwfi and benutlllf the hair. I'romuu a lujurmii kw,u. Never Fails to Keitore Grey Hair ta i Youthful Color. Curooicntpiltiwasrt ft tialrfaninlr Mk'. uml. 1 unit I'mwHH. CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH PENNYROYAL PILLS. Ited Cross Diamond Ilrand. Ti ntil rttilBMa rrill fhr Ml, ftsifh tUlel (jf nrf. auk iVrascUt for the IM. Monti Itrnnn, id rra mewimc witm, vtlti blue ribbon. Tftlicaooth!. H"B14. (tamps) for particulars and Kellef fur I.ndtra," in iur, by atalL namt rarr. Chichester Chemical C. Madtaon . l'hll4 Best 'URIHER IS ari la Peveral yenr ac I was snlTerlng from general lietulily. aud so weak, that I ThIiiIciI uml teil to the irromnl Iu llill n Alley, twin een berry ami t'olleue streets, Helnn pcrsouMlly aciniBiuted with lir. Hodnes, at Id- uKgestlon i beirnn UtklnK Hodges' BarsapartlU. I look about one doz en Isdtles in all. and from the time I bad taken the first hottle my health Im-khii to improve, and by the time 1 bml leken the twelfth bottle my health ws rnn pletely restored, anil I have enjoyed ti'xxi bcallb ever since. I (Irmly beNex It sed my Ke. Yours truly, W. Y. WILHOTTT, for. Market nl Carroll Ms., Nashville, 'ieiiu. PRErARSD BY RANGUM ROOT MEO'CINE CODSPANY, NA8HV,LE, TEMN. M "'-V V - lqod CentralllMeEMiUs Xsndrick, FettuaK&T Co,, '-r Manufacturers ot - Eigh Grade Patent Family Flours AND 110IXER CORN MEAL. ' " 9z n " If! urn b " j i " t z'a - ' Ve exdmne any, day in the week Flour an Meal for Wheat and Corn, Parties wishing nice, comfortable offices or bed-rooms -an find them by applying to August Michel at his bak ery ou 8ecoud street, near Arlington Hotel. iuchl9d,tf Mel cult Fertiliser. McGehee Krop. are the sole agents here for this well known brand of fer tilizer. Bend them your orders. Apr3d-tf.' ANNO UNCEMENTS. POfe CIRCUIT COURT CLERK. FR nnlolWe are ftuthorlcod to an . U. UalilCl nouuee jf J). Daniel as a candidate lor re-election for t'lroutt Court Clerk at the ensuing August e'eotlou, FOR REGISTER. lamoe A Rianf We are "tithoriied JallICO M. Ul all L to announce James A. Grant h candidate for Register for Mont gomery county, at the ensuing August elec tion. CLARKSVILLE MARKET. HEX AIL, PKICE8 KOM BTOKE. Corrected ''illy by J, J, Ci usinui, BACON. Hams, country 10 (12 H ams, sugar cured - lii (jt 14 Shoulders (i 8 Hides . 1 & 8 BREAD STUFFS. Patent Flour ........v..5 00 9 Choice Family 4 00 (i 2 Plain Family 8 75 00 (irahaui Flour 1 Rye Flour 2 S 2fi Buckwheat Flour 4 ") 5 Meal, per bush 6(1 55 Honiiuy, per sal 20. (41 25 Orits, per gal U5 COUNTRY-PRODUCE. Butter, Choice 15 25 Butter, medium 10 M 15 Cheese 15 t)ll Ebks - 12X Feathers, prime., - 40 50 Feathers, low grades.... Beeswax 15 18 Tallow 6 (9 Ueiiseng, per lb tl 50 Kraut, per gal '20 9 Honey 15 25 Clean Wool 18 (9 20 Burry Wool 10 ft 18 Dry Hides 8 9 U Ureen Hides - i (tf 6 DRIED FRUIXH. Apples ! ; 2 & 4 Peaches, peeled, 0 C 10 Peaches, uu peeled , 2 & 5 FIELD SEED. HnpIlngClover .15 00 Red Clover , 4 00 9 4 75 Timothy 1 75 Orchard Urass.... 1 20 Red Top 0 Blue Grass 1 00 White Heed Outu , 40 Black Heed Oats 35 HAY AND FEED. Bran, per 100..; 55 65 Meal SO 65 g Timothy Hay, per hundred........ W Clover Hay, per hundred 90 Mixed Hay,, per hundred.... 75 POULTRY, Chickens, life per do $2 00 2 50 Chickens, dressed per lb 8 (i 10 Ducks - - 8 610 Geese 8 a 10 Turkeys & 10 WHEAT. No 2 t.... No 8.. , NOTICE. We have on band, tor Bale In any quantity Wheat Bran, Ear Corn, Shelled Corn, Timothy, Clover, AND Mixed Hay, Kentucky Coal, Pittsburg Coal, Anthracite Coal. ?. P. Qracsy io Bro. Sr.T.CEMESS DENTIST Ortlre: Corner M and Franklin W. over Dr. Caruey't oflloe. H. BECK, The Shoemaker. (Successor to Jas. Witzel.) All making ami mendingdone neatly and nt low prices. Call on me. Corner Franklin Street and Public Square, under Chronicle Office. lleHpectfully, Oct.l-tri II. BECK. A0ET8 WANTED hy an old reliable firm iarife pronto, qolclt ffnple free. A tai oppurtnH!:,. teo.A.I.irttW M'way.N.I. SBJ i , i.- -T7T -, , -T "... -I... - , u'J v it 1 ?y , I . IJ L ' t vl t f i ' 4 " , f vp, fkniy V.-- 'POE SAIB1 MONDAY, APRIL li8tli, 1SOO. at 12 o'clock, on the premises. I will oiler mv DoubleTwo-Htnry Dwellinx House, situated on the west side of Greenwood Avenue, lor ale at public auetlou. 'Ihls property n on Is W feet on Ureeuwood Avenue and runs back 287 feet, and will be (llvliled Into three lots and sold separate and then as a whole, aa per plat below : Greenwood Avenue. Terms of Hnle-Oue-thlrd oaxh, balance In equul payiiientH In one and two yeara. Dr. T. D. Johnson. F'or further luformatlou apply (o .las. T. Wood. uprl-td, -J, D. SLAYDEN, M. D.,-- (Formerly of Dickson County,) Is permanently located In Clarksvllle. Office formerly occupied by Dr. Trawh-k, over Ice Office, -:- KRANKMN STREET, -:- offeni hlsaervlcesto the public generally, and solicits a share of practice. When not at of fice can be found at resldenoe, corner Main aud University Avenue. CLARKSYILLE FGmaleHr-AcadGmy. A School for the higher culture of young wo meu and girls. -:- KINDERGARTEN DEPARTMENT. -! Handsome new building finely equipped. Healthy location. Buperlor advautage. Terms reasonable. Board 1 per month. Fall Term opens Heptember 2, 1889. Bend for Catalogue. MRS. E. U. BPFORD Principal. Dp. W. P. LAWBENGB, (Formerly of Orlando, Fla.) Is now located at Clarksville, Tenn., Arlington Block, and offers his professional services to the citizens of Montgomery and neighboring -counties. -SPECIALTIES. Diseases of Throat, Nose, Eye and Ear, DiseaseB of Women, Chronic DiseaseaH and Surgery PlltS CURED WITHOUT PI or detention from business. Stricture of the Urethra cured by Electricity. Office Hours: 9 a. in. to 11. 2p m.to4. Sunday, 8 a. m. to 10. pr.w-tf Elder's Opera House I One feel anil Satnrflay Matinee, COMMI'.NCINfi Holiday, April 14th, HGEY & SOUTHER'S Dramatic Co Supported by Miss Madeline Price MONDAY IN Stridden. ZBlIrxd. A Change of Play Nightly. PHICEH-Iiwer Flfior, 34 50 cla., gallery 15. HeaU on aule at Owen, Moore Aiaiiiwti Thomas Rolmer, JEWELER. BEPAIKIKC A SPECIALTY