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SURGERY WITHOUT PAIN.
AN ELOQUENT SERMON PREACHED ; BY REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE. "The Blind Receive Their Sight and the . Lam Walk, the Lepers Are Cleansed and tha Deaf Bear," the Text of the Doctor's Remark April 20. Broosxyw, April 80. The audiences Dr. Talmag had harl on Sunday evenings, since the burning of the Tabernacle drove hiseon gregatlou to the shelter of the Academy of MuKic, have been something plumoinenal. This evening the spacious building wa fillod in, every part. The popular preacher dis coursed on the profession of healing. His text was Matthew xi, 6: "The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear." He paid: "Doctor," I said to a distinguished surgeon, "do you not get worn out with constantly seeing so many wounds and broken bones and distortions of the human body?" "Oh, no," he answered; "all that is overcome by tuy joy in curing tbem." A sublimer or more merciful art never came down from heaven than the art of surgery. Catastrophe and disease entered the earth so early that one of the first wants of the world was a doctor. Our crippled'and agonized human race called for surgeon and family physician for many years before they came. The first surgeons who answered this call were ministers of re ligion, namely, the Egyptian priests. And what a grand thing if all clergymen were also doctors, all D. D.'s were M. J). 'a, for there are so many cases where body and soul need treatment at the same time, consolation and medicine, theology uud therapeutics. As the first surgeons of the world were also ministers of religion, may these two profes sions always be in full sympathy I But un der what disadvantages the early surgeons worked, from the fact that the dissection of the human body was forbidden, first by the pagans aud then by the early Christians! Apes, being the brutes most like the human race, were dissected, but no human body might be unfolded for physiological and ana tomical exploration, and the surgeons had to guess what was inside the temple by looking at the outside of it. If they failed in any surgical operation they were persecuted aud driven out of the city, as was Arcbagathus because of his bold but unsuccessful attempt to save a patient. EARLY SlIHOERy. But the world from the very beginning kept calling for surgeons, and their first skill is spoken of in Genesis, where they employed their art for the Incisions of a sacred rite, God making surgery the predecessor of baptism; and we see it again in II Kings, where Aha Eiali, the monarch, stepiwd on some cracked lattice work in the palace and it broke, and he fell from the upper to the lower floor, and be was so hurt that he sent to the village of Kkrou for aid; and Esculapius, who wrought such wonder of surgery that bo was deified, and temples were built for his worship at Pergamos; and Epldaurus and Podelirlus in troduced for the relief of the world phlebot omy; anil Damocedeg cured the dislocated ankle of 'King Darius and the cancer of his queen; and Hippocrates put successful hand on fractures and introduced amputation; and I'raxagoras removed olwtructlons; and He rophllus began dissection; and Erasistratu removed tumors; aud t'elsus, tho Roman sur geon, removed caturact from the eye and used the Bpauish lly; ami Heliodorus arrest ed disease of the throat; and Alexander, of Tralles, treated the eye; and Kliazaa cauter ized for the prevention of hydrophobia, and I'ercival I'ott came to combat diseases of the spine; and in our own century we have had a Roux aud a Larray in France, an Astley Cooper aud an Abernethy in Great Britain, and a Valentine Mott ami Willard Parker and Hamuel D. Gross in America, and a gal axy of living surgeons as brilliant as thuir predecessors. What mighty progress in the Untiling of disease since the crippled and sick of ancient cities were laid along the streets, that people who had ever been hurt or disor dered in the same way might suggest what had bettor be done for the patients; ami the priests of olden time, who were constantly suffering from colds received in walking baro foot over the temple pavements, had to pre scribe for themselves, and fractures were considered so far beyond all human cure that instead of calling in the surgeons the people only invoked the gods I BimQEHV WANTED WITHOCT J'AIN. But notwithstanding nil the surgical and medical "kill of the world, with what te nacity tho old diseases hang on to the human race, and most of them are thousands of ysars old, and in our Bibles wo read of them: the carbuncles of Job ami lle.ekiah ; the pal pitation of the heart spoken of in Deuteron omy; tha sunstroke of a child carried from the fields of Mhunnin, crying, "My head I my headl" King Asa's disease of the feet, which was nothing but gout; defection of teeth, that called for dental surgery, the skill of which, quite equal to anything inoilern, is still seen in the filled molars of the unrolled Egyptian niummle; the ophthalmia caused by the juice of the newly ri tig, leaving the people blind at the roadside; epilepsy, as In the cose of the young man often fulling into the fire, and oft into the water; hypoohon dria, as of Nebuchadnezzar, who imagined himself an ox, and going out to the fields to pasture; the withered hand, which iu Bible times, as now, came from the destruction of the main artery, or from paralysis of the cblot nerve; the wounds of the man whom the thieves left for dead on the road to Jericho, and whom the good Kanmritau nursed, pouring in oil and wino wine to cleanse the wound and oiltosootlie it. Thank God for what surgery has done for the alle viation and cure of human suffering 1 But tho world wanted a surgery without pain. Drs. Tarre and Hickman and Simp son and Warner and Jackson, with their amaxing genius, came on, and with their anesthetics tenumted the (alient with nar cotics and ethers as the ancients did with hasheesh and mandrake, and quiotod him for a while, but at the return of consciousness distress returned. The world has never seen but one surgeon who could straighten the crooked limb, cure the blind eye or recon struct the drum of a soundless ear or reduce a dropsy, without any pain at the time, or any pain after, and that surgeon was Jesus Christ, the mightiest, grandest, gentlest and most sympathetic surgeon the world ever saw or ever will see; and he deserves the confi dence aud love and worship aud liosaiinaof all the earth and hallelujahs of all heaven. "The blind receive their sight and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf bear." I notice this Surgeon had a fondness for chronic cases. Many a surgeon, when he has had a patient brought to him, has said: 'Why was not this attended to five years agof You bring him to me aftr all power of reciqwration is gone. You have waited until there is a complete contraction of the muscle, and false ligatures are formed, and ossification has taken place. It ought to have been attended to long ago." But ChrUt the Surgeon seemed to prefer inveterate cases. One was a hemorrhage of twelve years, aud be stopped it. Another was a" curvature of eighteen years, and be straightened it. An other was a cripple of thirty-eight years, and be walked out well. Tho oujlitoeii year pa tient was a woman bent almost (inutile. If you could rail a convention of all the sur geons of all the centuries, their combined skill could not cure that body so drawn out of shape. Perhaps they might stop it from getting any worse, porhape they might contrive brace by which she might be made more comfortable, but it is, humanly s-king, in curable. Yet this divine Surgeon put both his bunds on her, and from that doubled up posture she began to rise, and the empurpled face U'gan to take on a healthier hue, and the muscles tegn to relax from their rigid ity, and the spinal column began to adjust it self, and the cords of the neck began to be more supple, and the eyes, that could see only lb ground i-efoie, bow looked bite the face of Christ with gratitude, and up toward heav en in transport Straight! After eighteen weary and exhaustive years, straight 1 The poise, the gracefulness, the beauty of healthy womanhood reinstated. The thirty-eight years' case was a man who lay on a mattress near the mineral baths at Jerusalem. There were five apartments where lame people were bronght, so that they could get the advantage of these mineral baths. The stone basin of the bath is still visible, although the waters have disappeared, probably through some convulsion of nature, the bath, one hundred and twenty feet long, forty feet wide and eight feet deep. Ah, poor man, if you have been lame and helpless thirty-eight years, that mineral bath cannot restore you. Why, thirty-eight years is more than the average of human lifel Nothing but the grave wld cure you. But Christ the Burgeon walks along these baths, and I have u-J doubt passes by some patients who have ben only six months disordered, or a year, or five years, and comes to the mattress of tho man who hat been nearly four decades helpless, and to this thirty-eight years' Invalid said: "Wilt thou be made whole?" The question asked, not because the Surgeon did not understand the pro- tractedness, the desperatoness, of the case, but . to evol.e the man's pathetic nar rative. "Wilt thou be made wholef" "Would you like to get wellf" "Oh, yes," says the man, ' that is what I came to these mini rul baths for; I have tried everything. All the surgeons have failed, and all the pre scriptions have proved valueless, and I have got worse and worse, and I can neither move hand or foot or bead. Oh, if I could only be free from this pain of thirty-eight years!" Christ the Surgeon could not stand that. Bending over t he man on the mattress, and in - a voice tender with all sympathy, but strong with all omnipotence, he says, "Rise I" Aud the invalid instantly scrambles to his knees, and then puts out his right foot, then his left foot, and then stood upright as though he had never been prostrated. While he stands looking at the Doctor with a joy too much to hold, the Doctor says: "Shoulder this mattress! for you are not only well enough to walk, but well enough to work, and start out from these mineral baths. Take up thy bed and walk!" Oh, what a Surgeon for chronic cases then, and for chronic cases now 1 JEHUS THE SURGEON. This is not applicable so much to those who are only a little hurt of sin and only for a short time, but to those prostrated of siu twelve years, eighteen years, thirty-eight years. Here is a surgeon able to give immor tal health. "Oh," you say, "I am so com pletely overthrown and trampled down of sin that I cannot rise." Are you flatter down than this patient at the mineral bathsf No, Then rise. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Surgeon who offers you bis right hand of help, I hid thee rise. Not cases of acute sin, but of chronic sin those who have not prayed for thirty-eight years, those who have not been to church for thirty-eight years, those who have been gamblers, or libertines, or thieves, or outlaws, or blasphemers, or infi dels, or atheists, or all these together, for thirty-eight years. A Christ for exigencies! A Christ for a dead lift! A Surgeon who never loses a easel In speaking of Christ as a surgeon, I must consider him as an oculist, or eye doctor, and an aurist, or ear doctor. Was there ever such another oculist) That be was particu larly sorry for the blind folks, I take from the fact that the most of his works was with the diseased optic nerves. I have not time to count up the number of blind people men tioned who got his cure. Two blind men in one house, also one who was born blind; so that it was not removal of a visual obstruc tion, but the creation of the cornea, aud cili ary muscle, and crystalline lens, and retina, and optio nerve, and tear gland; also the blind man of Bethsaida, cured by the saliva which the Surgeou took from the tip of his own tongue and put upon the eyelids; also two blind men who sat by the wayside. In our civilized lauds we have blindness enough, tho ratio fearfully increasing, according to the statement of Boston and New York and Philadelphia oculists, because of the reading of morning and evening newspapers on tho jolting cars by the multitudes who live out of the city and come in to business. But in the lands where this Divine Surgeon operated, the cases of blindness were multi plied beyond everything by the particles of sand Hunting in the air, and the night dews fulling on the eyelids of those who slept on the lop of their houses; and in some of these lands it is estimated that twenty out of a hundred people are totally blind. Amid all that crowd of visionless people, what work for an oculist! And I do not believe that more than one out of a hundred of that Sur geon's cures were reported. He went up and down among those people who were feeling slowly their way by staflt, or led by the hand of man orropeof dog, and introducing them to the faces of their own houiehold, to the sunrise and the sunset, and the evening star. He just ran his hand over the expressionless face, and the shutters of both windows were swung opeu, and the restored went home, crying: "I see! I see! Thank God, I see!" WK WERE ALL BORN BLIND. That Is the oculist we all need. Till he touches our eyes we are blind. Yea, we were born blind. By nature we see things wrong If we see them at all. Our best eternal inter ests are put before us and we cannot see them. The glories of a lovingand pardoning Christ are projected, and we do not behold them. Or we have a defective sight which makes the things of this world larger than the tilings of the future, time bigger than eternity. Or we are color blind and cannot see the difference between the black ness of darkness forever aud the roseate morning of an everlasting day. But Christ the Surgeon comes in, and though we shrink back afraid to have him touch us, yet lis puts his fingers on the closed eyelids of the soul, and midnight becomes mid-noon; and we un derstand something of the joy of ths young man of the Bible, who, though he had never liefore been able to see his hand before his face, now, by the touch of Christ, had two headlights kindled under his brow, cried cut in language that confounded the jeering crowd who were deriding the Christ that had effected the cure, and wanted to ajjoke him nut a bad man, "Whether he lie a sinner or no, I know not; one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see." But this Surgeon was just as wonderful as an aurist Very few people have two good ears. Nine out of ten people are particular to get on this or that side of you when they sit or walk or ride with you, because they have one disabled ear. Many have both ears damaged, aud what with the constant racket of our great cities, and the catarrhal troubles that sweep through the land, it Is remarkable that there aro any good eats at all. Most wonderful instrument is the human ear. It is harp and drum and telegraph and tele phone and whispering gallery all in one. So delicate and wondrous is its construction that the must difficult of all things to reconstruct is the auditory apparatus. The mightiest of scientists have put their skill to its retiming, and sometime they stop the progress of its decadence, or remove temporary obstruc tions, but not more than one really deaf ear out of a hundred thousand is ever cured. It took a God to make the ear, and it takes a God to mend it That makes me curious to see how Christ the Burgeon succeeds as an aurist. We are told of only t wo cases be operated on as an ear surgeon. His friend Peter, nat urally high tenqiered, saw Christ insulted by a man by the name of Malchus, and Peter let his sword fly, aiming at tho man's head, but the sword slipped and hewed of! the out side ear, and our Surgeon touched the lacera tion and another ear bloomed in the place of the one that had lieeu slashed away. But it Is not the outside ear that hears. That is only a funnel for gathering sound and our ing it Into the hidden and more elaborate ear. On the beach of Lake Galilee our Sur geon found a man deaf and dumb. The pa tient dwelt in perpetual silence, and was speechless. He could not hear a note of mu sio or clap of thunder. He could not call father or mother or wife or childreu by name. What power can waken that dull tympanum or, reach that chain of small bones or revive that auditory nerve or open the gate between the brain and the outside world 1 The Sur geon put bis fingers in the deaf ears and agi tated tbem, and kept on agitating tbem until the vibration gave vital energy to all the dead parts, aud they resjionded, and when our Surgeon withdrew his fingers from the ears, the two funnels of sound were clear for all sweet voices of music and friendship. For the first time in his life he heard the dash of the waves of Galilee. Through the desert of painful silence bad been built a king's high way of reeouauce and acclamation. But yet he was dumb. No word bad ever leaped over bis lip. Speech was chained under his tongue. Vocalization and accentuation were to him aa impossibility. He could express neither love nor indignation nor worship. Our Sur fison, having unbarred his ear, will now melt the shackle of his tongue. The Surgeou will tise the same linimeut or salve that he used on two occasions for the cure of blind people, namely, the moisture of his own mouth. The application is made. And lo, the rigidity of the dumb tongue Is relaxed, and between the tongue and teeth were born a whole vocabu lary, aud words flew into expression. He not only heard but he talked. Oue gala of his body swung in to let sound enter, and the other gate swung out to let sound depart. Why is it that while other surgeons used knives and forceps and probes and spectroscopes, this Burgeon used only the ointment of his own Hps f To show that all the curative power we ever feel comes straight from Christ. And if he touches us not, we shall be deaf as a rock and dumb as a tomb. Oh thou greatest of all aurists, compel us to bear and help us to speak ! HIS BEBVICES ARE FREE. But what were the Surgeon's fees for all these cures of eyes and ears and tongues aud withered hands and crooked ba 'ks? The skill and the painlessness of the operations were worth hundreds and thousands of dol lars. Do not think that the cases he took were all moneyless. Did ha not treat the noble man's son! Did he not doctor the ruler's daughter? Did he not effect a cure in the house of a centurion of great wealth, who had out of his own pocket built a synagogue? They would have paid him large fees if he had demanded them, and there were hun dreds of wealthy people In Jerusalem, and among the merchaut castles along Lake Ti berias, who would have given this Surgeon houses and lands and all they had for such cures as he could effect. For critical cases in our time great surgeons haverecoived a thou sand dollars, five thousand dollars, and, in one case I know of, fifty thousand dollars, but the Surgeon of whom I speak received not a shekel, not a penny, not a farthing. In his whole earthly life, we know of his having had but sixty-two and a half cents. When his taxes were due, by his omnis cience he knew of a fish iu the sea which had swallowed a ft9ce of silver money, as fish are apt to swallow anything bright, and he sent Peter with a hook which brought up that fish, and from its mouth was extracted a Roman stater, or sixty-two and a half cents, the only money he ever had ; and that he paid out for taxes. This greatest Surgeon of all the centuries gave all his services then, and offers all his services now, free of charge. "Without money and without price" you may spiritually have your blind eyes opened, and your deaf ears unbarred, and your dumb tongues loosened, and your wounds healed, and your soul saved. If Christian people get hurt of body, mind or soul, let tbem remember that surgery is apt to hurt, but it cures, and you can afford present pain for future glory. Beside that, there are powerful anaesthetics in the diviue promises that soothe and alleviate. No ether or chloroform or cocaine ever made one so superior to distress as a few drops of that magnificent anodyne: "All things work to gether for good to those who love God;" "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy Cometh in the morning." What a grand thing for our poor human race when this Surgeon shall have completed the treatment of all the world's wounds! The day will come when there will be no more hospitals, for there will be no more sick, and no more eye and ear infirmaries, tor there will be no more blind or deaf, and no more deserts, for the round earth shall be brought under arboriculture, and no more blizzards or sunstrokes, for the atmosphere will be expurgated of scorch and chill, and no more war, for the swords shall come out of the foundry bent into pruning hooks. While in the heavenly country we shall see those who were the victims of accident or malformation, or hereditary ills on earth, be come the athletes in elysian fields. Who is that man with such brilliaut eyes close before the throne? Why, that is the man who, near Jericho, was blind, and our Surgeon cured his ophthalmia! Who is that erect and graceful and queenly woman before the throne? That was the one whom our Sur geon found bent almost double, and could in no wise lift tip herself, and he made her straight. Who is that listening with such rapture to the music of heaven, solo melting Into chorus, cymbal responding to trumpet, and then himself Joining in the anthem? Why, that is the man whom our Surgeon found deaf and dumb on the beach of Galilee, and by two touAies opened ear gate and mouth gate. Who is that around whom the crowds are gathering with admiring look and thanksgiving, and cries of "Oh, what be did for me! Oh, what he did for my family! Oh, what he did for the world 1" That is the Surgeon of all the centuries, the Oculist, the Aurist, the Emancipator, the Saviour. No pay he took on earth. Come, now, and let all heaven pay him with worship that shall never end, and a love that shall never die. On his bead be all the crowns I In bis bands be all the scepters 1 and at his feet be all the worlds I Arthur Rothschild, son of the famous banker, has sold bis splendid collection of postage stamps for the sum of 160,000. Take Care of the Constitution. Air and exercise are indispensable. We can live longer without food and sleep than we can without air. Indeed, food and sleep ful fill their mission well only by the aid of pure, fresh air. People, old and young, deny themselves pure air and exercise, sleep and rest, as Kufus Choate did, and then ache and battle with disease the remainder of their days and charge the result to brain work. "You are destroying your constitution," said a physician to Mr. Choate. ''Constitution I" responded Mr. Choate; "constitution I Why, I used that up long ago, and have been living on the bylaws for years." The moral of the incident is, "Stick to the constitution." Take care of that, and there will lie no need of by laws. Proper regard for food, sleep, air and exercise will do more to save the "constitu tion" and make it robust than all the doctors from Dan to Beersheba. To prevent disease is greater than to cure. Yankee Blade. Several National Debts Compared. The ripidity with which the country has been laying its public debt during the last fen years has excited the admiration of the world. Today we are paying as interest uiion our debt fcto.OOO.WiO. Iu contrast with this France pays annually in interest $'irjH, 0Xl,G00; Great Britain, ll.iO.MiO.OOO; Aust.ro-1 Hungary, Jl-ti.OOO.OOU; Italy, llW,kkMX0; Russia, iS,00t,W, and Spain .V.(XW.(Kia j Prussia alone of the German states pays $44,-1 WW,(XXI, and Canada, with but one-twelfth of j the population of this country, pays nearly! one-third as much annually in interest, or $IO,OU,tXX). Boston Advertiser. Want a New Dictionary. Fogg says that the dictionary is the most unsatisfactory thing he knows of It is built on wrong principles. He never goes to the dictionary to look up a word but he is led astray by getting interested In other defini tions, unui uniuiy uo orgets wnai word lie started out to look up. What is needed is a I dictionary operated on the nickel in-the-slot i principle, and which will show but tha one word demanded aud keep all others iu the background and out of sight. Boston Transcript. BEN. ELZY'S CAREER. A Negro Fiend Who Made Killing People a Profession. Birminuh m, Ala., April . 21. The crime for which Bon. Elzy was hanged here was the murder of J. W. Meadows, a railroad conductor, in January, 1889. In addition to this crime he murdered and robbed an old farmer and his wife in Douglass county, Ua., about five years ago, shot a policeman in Atlanta, and, in December, 1883, robbed and murdered an Italian peddler near thi9 city. The murder of Meadows was a brutal crime. l.l.y and four companions found him drunk on the street late one night, and carried him out into the woods two miles from the city. There they robbed him of everything he had, and after di viding the plunder crushed his head toa pulp with heavy stones. Then they con cealed the body, and it was not found for three weeks. Three months later Elzy was arrested for highway robbery and made a full confession of the Meadows murder. He gave the names of his accomplices-, and they were all captured soon after wards. One of them, Gilbert l ane, was hung Feb. 14; another has been sen tenced to life imprisonment, one dis charged, and the other has not been tried. Elsey was only about 80 years old, but had been in the business of robbing and murdering people for six years. He was a daring and desperate criminal, and confessed four murders the day be fore his execution. PAY TRAIN WRECKED. A Number of Railroad Officials More nr Loss Injured. Augusta, Oa., April 21. The pay train on the Gainesville, Jefferson and Sou thorn railway, containing Superin tendent Hemphill, Road master Robin son, Treasurer Richards, Supervisor Bell, Engineer Stubb, of the Georgia railway, and (Jenerat Maniger Wilkeus, of the Narrow Gauge, and Route Agent Hurl burt, of the Southern Express company, was overturned yesterday afternoon near Jug Tavern, and all of the officials named wora more or less injured. Supervisor Bell was the worst hurt, re ceiving a severe contusion on the head. Superintendent Hemphill was painfully injured about the hips, and Treasurer Richards had his knee and ankle badly sprained. The train was running about twenty five miles an hour, when, from some un known cause, it turned over. The in jured were brought to Augusta last night and taken home on litters. None of them are thought to be dangerously injured. AN UNWILLING BRIDE Threatened With Ieath Unless She Mar ried at Once. Nrw Haven, Conn., April 31. Henry Foote, a widower, aged 28 years, called at the home of Miss Burt, of this city, and induced her to go riding with him. He drove out into the country with her, and according to the story she tells, he threatened to kill her unless she married him at once, when, through fear, she consented. Foote, she says, proceeded with her to tho resilience of the Rev. Nathan Hubbell, a Methodist minister in llaniden. There the ceremony was performed. After the marriage Foote returned to New Haven and left the young woman at home. Prisjeedings for divorce were immediately begun, and the unwilling bride has been sent to Brooklyn, where she will be out of Foote's reach; ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Company With 3,0OO,O0O to llullil Packing Houses There. San Fuancisco, April 21. The Union Stock Yards company, of San Francisco has been incorporated with a capital of $?, 500,000 to establish stock yards for collecting stock of all kinds for sale to a number of packing houses to be established in vari ous toast cities, and two of these costing 400,000 each, are to be erected at the stock yards, which will be located at Point Pinole. The head of the company is D. J. Hedges, president of the stock yards at Sioux City, Iowa. It is also stated that packing houses will be established at Los A ngele s, San Diego, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. DISCOVERY AT NAUVOO, ILL. An Old Well 1,000 Feet Deep Supposed Kellc of Mormon Regime. New York, April 21. A special to The Times Star from Nauvoo, 111., says: This town is famous as tha old-time home of the original Mormons. Friday, some workmen excavating in the grounds of the ruins of St. Mary's con vent discovered an old well over 1,000 feet deep. It is believed to lie a relic of the Mormon regime and to be connected with subterranean passages. If possible, it will be explored. Kvign of Terror at Santiago, Cuba. Havana, April 21. A veign of terror prevails In Santiago, owing to the dar ing raids of two bodies of bandits, who have been ravaging the country. The outlaws recently engaged in a conflict with the guards and three of the latter were killed. The authorities thereupon docidod to take severe measures for the repression of the bandits, and troops are now pursuing them. It is stated that the fear of the bandits is so great that H00 persons have Med from there and their estates, aud gone to the city for safety. Rsmerabsred by His Hraployas. Buffalo, N. Y., April 81. Mr. W. G. Benton, resident manager of the Ameri can Press association, who leaves hero shortly for San Francisco, where he is to establish a branch for tha Pacific coast business of the association was presented with a solid silver tea set by the employes of the office. The Press club will give Mr. Benton a farewell recep tion. Reward Not Any Too Large. POUGHKEKPS7I3, N. Y., Aprils 1. Mrs. Groves, the flagman's wife, who jumped out of bed and ran up the track in her night clothes with a red lantern, and prevented a passenger train from dash ing into the rocks which had fallen on the track near Garrison's, has received a check for f 100 from tha New York Cen tral Railroad company. Emperor Williams' Liberality. Bebmn, April 21. Emperor William has donated the r..:u of 20.000 marks from his private puisu lo the German hospital at Zanzibar. It is announced at-New Cumberland, W. a., that the deal transferring the sewer pipe works to an English syudicale, is com pleted. , Fishing for Chicken. Connecticut chicken thieves have hit un a new method of depleting poultry yardt with much success. J. B. Palmer, of Gran itevilie, is the heaviest loser, and to him the discovery of the scheme is due. When he en tered bis poultry yard he found one of hit chickens apparently suffocating. Closer ex amination revealed to him about a dozen yards of fish line trailing from the chicken's beak. Then it daw.ied upon Mr. rainier that some one had he?n fishing for chickens on his premises. The thieves' method was to liait a fi-.li line with a norm, drop it conveniently near the poultry, and when the worm wa swallowed it was an easy matter lo capture the chicken without difficulty. Chicago Times. Sick Headache IS a complaint from which many suffer and few are entirely free. Its cause Is indigestion and a sluggish liver, the cure for which is readily found in tha use of Ayer's Pills. " I have found that for sick headache, caused by a disordered condition of the stomach, Ayer's Pills are the most re liable remedy." Samuel C. Bradburn, 'Worthington, Mass. "After the use of Ayer's Pills for many years, in my practice and family, I am justified in saying that they are an excellent cathartic and liver medicine sustaining all the claims made for them." W. A. Westfall, M. D., V. P. Austin & N. "W. Railway Co., Burnet, Texas. "Ayer's Pills are the best medicine known to me for regulating the bowels, and for all diseases caused by a dis ordered stomach and liver. I suffered for over three years from headache, in digestion, and constipation. I had no appetite and was weak and nervous most of the time. By using three boxes of Ayer's Pills, and at the same time dieting myself, I was completely cured." Philip Lock wood, Topeka, Kansas. " I was troubled for years with indi gestion, constipation, and headache. A few boxes of Ayer's Pills, used in small daily doses, restored me to health. They are prompt and effective." W. H. Strout, Meadville, Pa. Ayer's Pills, K FRIFAMD BT Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Matt. Gold by 11 Druggists and Dealers in Uedleln. FOR CHILDREN. REGULATES THE BOWELS - CURES Colic Pains, Nervousness, Summer Complaint, Sore Throat, Sore Mouth, Acidity of the Stomach Convulsions. Diiirrhtea, Cholera Infantum, and nil diseases of infancy and early childhood. It is not narcotic; is purely vegetable and harmless- EILERT'S EXTRACT OF TAR & WILD CHERRY. 1 or Cough. Colds, Hoarseness, Spitting of Mood Bronchitis, Asthma, Influenza, Pleurisy, Inflam mation of the i.uiiirs, Pains in the Chest and first stages of Consumption, EILERT'S DAYLIGHT LIVER PILLS 1-or Sick Headache, cure Biliousness and Consti i te pation. KeKiuate tne stomach aim Liver. r Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep & Poultry IT 1 KKVKNTS AND CURES All Diseases common to them. This Powder a never-falling remedy. A trial of one package Will I'l U 111 1L. UNCLE SAM'S NEEVE and BONE LINIMENT, IS THK BFST COKATIVK FOB MAM AND BEAST EVER PRODUCED. It affords the onlckest relief from rain mid effects the most permanent cure of any remedy now known to man. (let Curia Sam's Knirlish anil derma n Ann book' from your druiruist. The uliovc numcii meritorious Remedies, viz.. Dr. Winchell't Teeth. lug nurup, Ellerft Extract of Tar amj Wild Cherry, Ellert t Daylight Liner Pllle, Uncle Sam's Condition Powder and Uncle Sam' a liniment are made hythe CMMERT PROPRIETARY CO. CHICACO ILL. For sale, wholesale and retail by Lockert & Ilegn'ilds, druggist. DEAF NES8 A HEM Mlltt tUHflbr ffxk'a INVIHIULK TU1UUS lit CUSHIONS. Whlnnera heard. Com. forlftbto. HneflMfftal wbm all HenwlIM fhll. IMS or F. HlHf OI. If, Br'J, (ark. WrlU in kwk ! p nU IKKL Agents Wanted It Is a perfect winter line. Bum rile line sent bv to sell Pinies. Clothes Lines : no mose clothen pi ns needed. It holils the heaviest and finest fabrics with out pins. Clothes do not freese to It and cannot blow mall for 50c, also 5 OH- line by mall M.i'i prepaid. For circulars, price lists, lerins, au dress the PINLESS CLOTHES on. I 7 Harmon Street, LINE CO., Worcester, Mass. MADE WITH BOILING WATER. EPPS'S GRATEFUL-COMFORTING. COO OA MADE WITH BOILINC MILK. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM Clnnca and beanlitlps thn hair. I'romutc a luxuriant frrowth. Nover Fail to Rostor Gny Heir to its Youthful Color. Cure watji diHcnnPfl A hfttr falliuir f."i-. mnl V 'Ml 1IT PfWI.-lst. CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH PENNYROYAL PILLS. Ited Cross Diamond lirand. Tb only relUble pill hrwl. atVftn4 an. liBdlM. auk DrnsslH for tb IM. nond llrsndaln red muullloboxM,Ml4 with tlutribboa. TkeBOOthr. H4 4. insmpi) for ptrttoulkrt atid "K.If for ..die. in leUor, by nIL A'am lWf. Cklehester Chemical AUdlm lUada, Fa 3H& Bes dOO IS Severs! years no t wn RufTpring from ?rieral debility, and wu o weak that I Hinted and fell to the ground in Hill' Alley, betweou Cherry and College KtrcrU, KelnK personally acquainted with Hr. Hode, at liix auggtvilun 1 beican taking Hedge' Sartapeiilli. i took about one dor. ' en bottle tu all. and from the time I had taken the nrnt bottle mv health bpfran to Improve, and by the time 1 hart taken the twelfth bottle my health was com pletely restored, and 1 have enjoyed uood health ever since. I flrmiy belle ll tt4 a H. Your truly, W. Y. W1LHOITF, Cor. Market and Carroll 81., Nashville, Teun. PREPARED BY RANGUJI ROOT MEDICINE COMPANY, NASHVILLE. TENN. Mm it PURIFIER nparla ; 1 RBI - la. 12 .IP- , ' -"'V. Wc oxchane any day j in .'the week an J Meal tor Wheat and Com,. entra! Roller MilJs Kendrick, PgUusJc Co., Mauufacturers ol High Grade Patent Family Flours AND ROLLER CORN MEAL. Parties wishing nice, comfortable oftioea or bed-rooms ran find them by applying to August Michel at bis bak. ery on siecond street, near Arlington Hotel. nichl9d,tf Metralt Fertlllcer. McGeliee Bros, are the sole agents here for this well known brand of fer tilizer. Send them your orders. , Apr3d-tf. ! ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK. Ff. nanial w are authorised to an- U. UailiCI nouuoe F 1). Duuiel aa a candidate for re-election for Circuit Court Clerk at tne ensuing August t ectum. , FOR REGISTER. lo moo A RranfWe r authorised jaillCS . Ul dill to announce Jamea A. (jraut a candidate for ReitlHter for Mont gomery county, at the ensuing August elee- uou. , CLAEZSVILLE MARKET. RETAIL PRICES J'UOM STORE. Corrected ('ally by J. J, Cruaman. BACON. Hams, country 8 11 H am, miliar cured - 10 ntl'2 Bhnuider & 0 8 Bide ami BREAD STUFFS. Patent Klonr .15 00 A Choice Family (Ml g 4 Sa Plain Family 8 7fi tit t 00 Graham Flour ... 1 Kve Flour I M Buckwheat Flour 4 ( 6 Meal, per buah ., 40 ( 50 Hominy, per gal a a UriU, per gal 25 COUNTRY PRODUCE. . Huttcr, Choice 15 29 Butter, medium ... , 10 ( 15 Cheeae. 15 (a) 18 Egg" 2X Feuthere, prime ., 40 9 60 Feathera, low grades lieeawax 15 A 18 Tallow 5 y 8 (ienaeng, per lb.... fl 60 Kraut, per gal 20 t) Honey 15 25 Clean Wool 18 3 20 Hurry Wool 10 (jt 13 Dry Hides .... 8 a 11 Ureen Hide , . I y i DRIED FRUITS. Apples S A 6 Peaches, peeled, 10 m 15 Peuchea, uupeeled , 8 0 8 . FIELD HEED. Sapling Clover...... 4 00 Red Clover - 8 00 A 3 50 Timothy I 50 Orchard Uraos AO A 95 Red Top 45 M 50 Blue Oiass 1 00 & 1 50 White Heed Oat 40 II lack Heed Or ta 85 HAY AND FEED. Bran, per 100 75 Meal 40 5 Timothy Hay, per hundred 75 Clover Hay, per hundred 65 MlX'id Hay, per hundred . 00 POULTRY, Chickens, life per do .I2 00 A 2 60 i nickena, arefcseu per id g 1U Ducks 8 c4 10 Ueene ...... 8 ( 10 Turkeys , 8 lb WHEAT. No 2 No 8.. NOTICE. We have on hand, for Bale In any quantity Wheat Bran, Ear Corn, Shelled Corn, Timothy, Clover, AND ' Mixed Hay Kentucky Coal, Pittsburg Coal, Anthracite Coal. P. P. Qracey fc Bro. DENTIST . i'V. nmrA rwi ha "V ami franklin M - over Dr. Carney' office. H. BECK, The Shoemaker. (Successor to Jas. Witzel.) V-O-v All making and mending done neatly and at low prices. Call on me. Corner Franklin Street and Public Square, under Chroxicle Office. Respectfully, Oct.l-m . II. BECK. AGENTS WANTED by an old reliable firm lame protiM, quick sale. Kampie free. A rare oppoi tunny. Ueo.A.Mcotl3U B'wy,N,Y. - j 'f;i ; ' , - Flour MONDAY. APJLUI, 28th, 1800. at 12o'olock, on the premises, I will offer my Double Two-Story Dwelling Houae, alluatMt on the west side of Ureenwood Avenue, lor sale at public auction. 'Ihls property front vi feet on Ureenwood Avenue and runs back 287 feet, and will be divided Into three lots and sold separate and then as a wliole, as per plat below .' Ureenwood Avenue, Terra of Bale One-third oaali, balance' Iu equal payment In one and two years. Dr. T. D. Johnson. For further Information apply to Jas. T. Wood. aprl-ldN. --J. D. SLAYDEN, M. D.r- (Formerly of Dickson County,) Is permanently located In Clarksvllle. Office formerly occupied by Dr. Trawiek, over Ice Ofilce, FRANKLIN STREET, !- offer his services to the public generally, and solicits a share of practice. When not at of fice can be found at residence, corner Main and University Aveuue. C LARKS VI LLE FsmalG-:-Academy. A School for the higher culture of young wo men and girls. -:- KINDERGARTEN DEPARTMENT. -: Handsome new building finely equipped. Healthy location. Huperlor advantages. Terms reasonable. Board 116 per month. Fall Term opens (September 2, 189. Bend for Catalogue. MRB. K.U. BWFOHD Principal. Dp. W. P. LAWRENGB, (Formerly of Orlando, Fla.) Is now located at Clarksvllle, Tenn., , Arlington Block, and offers his professional services to the citizens of Montgomery and neighboring .counties. -SPECIALTIES.- Diseases of Throat, Nose, Eyeanfl Ear, Diseases of Women, Chronic Diseaseas and Surgery PILES CURED WITHOUT PAIN or detention from business. Stricture of the Urethra cured by Electricity. Office Hours: 9 a. in. to 11. 2p m. to 4. Sunday, 8 a. in. to 10. pr.dAw-tf. Elder's Opera House! Monday, April 21st, mOULTl AGAX2T, After a tour through Kngland, Ireland and Hcotland, of the Queen of Comedy, PATTI .-. ROSA, supported by flEOROK O. W"NIFArK, Jr., HARItV W. KICH, and an exnWient company, In her new Comedy Drama, MARGERY DAW MISS PATTI ItOSA, and Company in Hoii, Dances, Duets, Trios, y uarietum, and HER GHEAT BANJO SOLOS. PR1CKBSS, to, 75 and 11.00. Seal on Bale at Owen, Moore A Atkinson '4. Thomas Ilohtier, JEWELER. ItEPAIItINO A SPECIALTY