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The Old story of the Prodigal son
Furnishes New Lessons.
It is the Hunu Man Needs Breed, the
Penitent Stuner Needs Christ-Now
is the Time to Resolve to Re
turn to Our Father.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage selected the
following from the numerous dis
courses delivered by him in England
for perusal by his Amercan readers.
It is based on the text:
I will arise and go to my father .-Luke xv.,
There is nothing like hunger to take
the energy out of a man. A hungry
man can toil neither with pen nor hand
nor foot. There has been many an
army defeated not so much for lack of
ammunition as for lack of bread. It
was that fact that took the fire out of
this young man of the text. Storm
and exposure will wear out any man's
life in time, but hunger makes quick
work. The most awful cry ever heard
on earth is the cry for bread.
A traveller tells us that in Asia Minor
there are trees which bear fruit look
ing very much like the long bean of
our time. It it named the carab. Onoe
in awhile the people reduced to desti
tution would eat these carabs, but gen
erally the carabs, the beans spoken of
here in the text, were thrown only to
the swine and they crunched them with
great avidity. But this young man of
my text could not get even them with
out stealing them. So one day amid
the hog troughs he begins to solilo
quize. 'These are no clothes for a
rich man's son to wear; this is no kind
of a business for a Jew to be engaged
in-feeding swine; I'll go home; I'll go
home; I will arise and go to my
I know there are a great many peo
ple who try to throw a fascination, a
romance, a halo about sin; but not
withstanding all that Lord Byron and
George Sand have said in regard to it,
it is a mean, low, contemptible busi
ness, and putting food and fodder into
the herds of iniquities that root and
wallow in the soul of man is very poor
business for men and women intended
to be sons and daughters of the Lord
Almighty. And when this young man
resolved to go home it was a very wise
thing for him to do, and the only ques
tion is whether we will follow him.
Satan promises large wages if we will
serve him, but he clothes his victims
with rags and he pinches them with
hunger; and when they start out to do
better he sets after them all the blood
hounds of hell. Satan comes to us to
day and he promises all luxuries, all
emoluments if we will only serve him.
Liar, down with thee to the pit! "The
wages of sin is death." Oh, the young
man of the text was wise when he ut
tered the resolution: "I will arise and
go fo my father."
In the time of Queen Mary of Eng
land a perseeutor came to a Christian
woman who had hidde in in her house
for the Lord's sake one of Christ's sery
ants, and the persecutor said: "Where
is thatheretic" The Christain woman
said: "You open that trunk and you
will see the heretic." The persecutor
opened the trunk, and on the top of
the linen of the trunk he saw the glass.
He said: "There is no heretic here."
"Ah," she said," "you look in that
glass and you will see the hereticl"
,As I take up the mirror of God's word
to-day, I would that, instead of seeing
the prodigal of the text, might see our
selves-our want, our wandering, our
sin, our lost condition, that we
might be as wise as this young man
was, and say; "I will arise and goto
The resolution of this text was formed
in disgust at his present cireumstances
If this young man had been by his em
ployer set to culturing lowers, or train
ing vines over an arbor, or keeping as
eount of the pork market, or oversee
ing other laborers, he would not have
.thought of going bhne. If he had had
his poekets full of moaey, if he had
beenable to say: '"I have a thousand
dollars now of my own; what's the u-e
of my going back to my father's houset
doyou think I am going back to apol
ogise to the old maat why, he would
put me on the limits; he would not have
going on around the old place such con
daet as I have been engaged in; I won't
go home. there is no reason why I
should go home; I have plenty of money,
pleanty of pleasant surroundings;
why should I go home?' Ah! it was
hispauperism, it was his beggary. He
had to go home.
Some man comes and says to me:
"Why do you talk about the runed
state of the human soual9 Why don't
yeo speak about the pogrees of the
ninetaenth century, and talk of some
thing more exhiliarti g" It is for this
reason: A man never wantse the Gospel
until he rsaliaeshe is a famine-struck
state. 8appose I ashoauld come to you
i your home, and you ra ni good r
bast health, sad I should begin to talk
about medicines, and about how much
better this med lne l as that and
some other msdisne, and talk
iabout this physiian and that
pbhyiman. Ate awhile you would
get tired, ad you would msay:
"I don't want to hear about
merines Whydo you talk tomeof
plhcflaa? I never have a doctor."
Lppose I coie atoylar house and I
Sad yo severely slu. asd I know the
medilnd that will oue you, and I
know the phystieian who is skillfal
enough to meet your eas. You my:
"Bring on all that mealela, brit on
that physian I am tmrribly siek and
want help." If I eam toyon and you
Sall right ia body and all riht in
and all right in soul, yo hatve
nad nothing; but suppose I have
pwuamded yo that the leprosy of sin as
PO youh the worst all sickness
tl bhe a y oy "Bing me that
balm of the Gospe bring me that
Divine meammnt, bring me Jesus
But ays soa eamr i the udl
~eQac: "ow do y proe that we are
Is a ruiede omtPies ela'" Well, I
ca prove it in two wuje, esd you may
have yomr chaoe I qm promlt either
by the statesemi ao sem, a by the
statement ati God- WLh stall i be
You all sy 'Let u the stat
meat o Ged" . WUis sa in eme
place a M ideitfin abore
al things, m#t 4epntal wished"
Hesaysn t ethsr $ e "What is
man thatt ah stb'samoaW1 and he
whisb is born et weltom heahould
be righteous'" N usgs an mother
piae: e Thrin Is smm tat dosth
goo_--mo, met oa" e isaysi in a
tbrplm : "A~ejonm man san ee
"teer I w ers dal nth bysla
salld b hms ,A."
know my father wants me? how ao
know, if I go back, I would be re
ceived?" "Oh," says some man, "you
don't know where I have been; you
dont know how far 1 have wandered;
yowouldn't talk that wayif you knew
all the iniquities I have committed."
What is that flutter among the angels
of God? It is news, it is news! Christ
has found the lost.
Nor angels can their Jo contain.
But kindled with new fire;
The sinner lost is found, they sig,
And strike the sounding lyre
Again, I notice that this resolution of
the young man of the text was founded
in sorrow at his misbehavior. It was
not mere physical plight. It was be
lief that he had so maltreated his
father. It is a sad thing after a
father has done everything for a child
to have that child be ungratefuat
How sharper than a serpent's toooth. It is.
To have thankless child.
That is Shakspeare. "A foolish son
is the heaviness of his mother." That
is the Bible. Well, my freinds, have
not some of us been cruel prodigals?
Have we not maltreated our Father?
And such a Father! So loving, so kind.
If He had been a stranger, if He had for
saken us, if He had flagellated us, if He
had pounded us and turned us out of
doors on the commons, it would not
have been so wonderful-our treatment
of Him; but He is a Father so loving, so
kind, and yet how many of us for our
wanderings have never apologized. We
apologize for wrongs done to our fel
lows, but some of us, perhaps, have
committed ten thousand times ten
thousand wrongs against God and never
I remark still further that this reso
lution of the text was founded in a
feeling of homesickness. I do not
know how long this young man, how
many months, how many years, he had
been away from his father's house; but
there is something about the reading of
my text that makes me think he was
homesick. Some of you know what
that feeling is. Far away from home
sometimes, surrounded by everything
bright and pleasant--plenty of friends
-you have said: "I would give the
world to be home to-night." Well, this
young man was homesick for his
father's house. I have no doubt when
he thought of his father's house he
said: "Now, perhaps, father may not
SWe read nothing in this story-this
parable founded on everday life-we
read nothing about the mother. It
says nothing about going home to her.
I think she was dead. I think she had
died of a broken heart at his wander
ings, or perhaps he had gone into dis
sipation from the fact that he could not
remember a loving and sympathetic
mother. A man never gets over having
lost his mother. Nothing said about
her here. But he is homesick for his
father's house. He thought he would
just like to go out and walk
around the old place. He thought he
would just like to go and see if things
wels as they used to be. Many a man
after having been off a long while, has
gone home and knocked at the door and
a stranger had come. It is the old
homestead, but a stranger comes to the
door. He finds out father is gone,
mother is gone, and brothers and sisters
are gone. I think this young man of
the text said to himself: "Perhaps
father may be dead," Still, he starts
to find out. He is homesick. Are there
say here to-day homesick for God,
homesick for Heaven?
A sailor, after having been long at
sea, returned to his father's house, and
his mother tried to persuade him not
to go away' again. She said: "Now
you had better stay at home; don't go
away, we don't want you to go. You
will have it a greet deal better here."
But it made him angry. The night be
fore he went away again to sea, he
heard his mother praying in the next
room, and that made him more angry.
He went far out on the sea and a
storm came up, and he was ordered to
very perilous duty, and he ran up the
ratlines, and amid the shrouds of the
ship he heard the voice that he
had heard in the next room. He tried
to whistle it of, he tried to rally his
coursge; but he could not silence that
voice he had heard in the next room,
and there in the storm and darkness he
said: "Oh! Lord, what a wretch I am
Help me just now, Lord God." And I
thought in this asemblages to-day there
may be some who may have the mem
ory of a father's petition or a mother's
preyer meeting pressing mightily pon
the soul, and that this hour they may
make the same resolution I find in my
textkx ssyng: "I will arise and go to my
A lad at Liverpool went out to bathe,
went out into the sea, went out too far,
got beyond his depth, and he floated
far away, A ship bound for Dublin
came along sad took him on bouad.
Sailors are generally very generaous fel
lows, and one gave him a cap and an
other gave him a jacket, and another
gave him shoes. A gentleman psssing
along on the beach at Liverpool fonad
the lad's elothes and took them home,
and the father was heartbroken, the
mother was heartbroken at the loass of
theire child They had heard nothing
from him day after day, and they
ordered the usual mourning fior
the sad event But the lad took ship
from Dublin ad arrived in Liverpool
the very day the garments arrived.
He knooked at the door ad the father
was overjoyed and the mother was
overjoyed at the return of their last
sc. O my friends, have you waded
out too deep? Harve you waded down
into sil Have you waded from the
shore? Will you come bach? When
you oome back wll you come in the
rags of sia, or will you come robed in
the Saviours righteomusness? I believe
the latter. Go home to your God t
day. He is waiting for you. Go homel
But I remark the characteristle of
this resolution was, It was immedvtiately
pat into execution. The context says:
"He arose and came unto his father."
The trouble tin nine hundred ad niety
nine times out of a thosn aiads that our
resolutions amosmmt to nothing bease
we make them for somen distant time
If I raolve to become a Christian hent
year. thmt amonats to neothing at all.
If I resolve to become a Christian
tomorrew that amont ' nothing
at all. If I resolve thesee
viee today to become. i~ itsn,
that eamunts to nothing at flr
solve after Igohome to-day ,isld a
hert to God, that amuants to nething
at all The aly hi of reesrolatiho
that saounts to anything is the rse
ation that is immediately pt into
emetlom. There s man who had
the ZPhd feer. He amid: "Ohl If
eond ever get orer this terrible di
SiMthis fewer shbee degar% itI
seeMI e hrtormet to hselthe. Iweald al
thes t olamy life ear God" The
mes dummwtkL H. get well -nemark
today-as well as he ever was. Where
is the broken vow? There is a man
who said long ago: "If I could live to
the year 189, by that time I will have
my business matters all arranged, and
I will have time to attend to religion.
sad I will be a good, horough, o
crated Christian. The year l102 has
come, January, February, March, April,
May, June, July-fully half of the year
gone. Where is your broken vow?
"Oh," says some man, "I'll attend to
that when I can get my character fixed
up, when I can get over my evil habits;
I am now given to strong drink," or,
says the man, "I am given to unclean
ness," or, says the man, "I am given to
dishonesty. When I get over my pros
ent habit, then I'll be a thorough
Christian." My brother, you will get
worse and worse until Christ takes you
in hand. "Not the righteous, sinnera
Jesus came to save."
I will tell you of two prodigals the
one that got back and the other that
did not get back. In Richmond, Vs.,
there is a very prosperous and beauti
ful home in many respects. A young
man wandered off from that home.
He wandered very far into sin.
They heard of him often, but he
was always on the wrong track.
He would not go home. At the door
of that beautiful home one night there
was a great outcry. The young man
of the house ran down and opened the
door to see what was the matter. It
was midnight. The rest of the faaily
were asleep. There were the wife and
children of this prodigal young man.
The fact was he had come
home and driven them out.
He said: "Out of this house,
Away with these children; I will dash
their brains out. Out into the storm r'
The mother gathered them up and
fed. The next morning, the brother, a
young man who had staid at home,
went out to find this prodigal brother
and son, and he came where he was,
and saw the young man wandering up
and down in front of the place where
he had been staying, and the young
man who had kept his in
tegrity said to the older brother,
"Here, what does this mean ?
what is the matter with you? Why do
you act in this way?"' The prodigal
looked at him and said: "Who am 14
Whom do you take me to be?" He said:
"You are my brother." "No, I am not.
I am a brute. Have you seen anything
of my wife and children? Are
they dead? I drove them out last
night in the storm. I am a brute.
John, do yon think there is any
help for me? Do you think I will ever
get over this life of dissipation?" He
said: "John there is just one thing
that will stop this. The prodigal ran
his finger across his threat and said:
That will stop it, and I'll stop it before
night. Oh! my brain; I can stand it no
longer." That prodigalnever got home.
But I will tell youof a prodigal that did
In this country two young men
started from their father's house and
went down to Portsmouth. The father
could not pursue his children; for some
reason he could not leave home, and so
he wrote a letter down to Mr. Griffin,
saying: "Mr. Griffin, I wish you would
go and see my two sons. They have ar
rived in Portsmouth and they are going
to take ship, and going away from
home. I wish you would persuade
them back." Mr. Griffin went and he
tried to persuade them back. He per
suaded one to go. He went with
very easy persuasion because he was
very homesick already. The other
young man said: "I will not go.
I hive had enough of home. I'll
never go home." "Well," said Mr.
Griffin, "then if you won't go home,
I'll get you a respectable position on a
respectable ship." "No, you won't,"
said the prodigal; "no, you won't I
am going as a common sailor; that will
plague my father most, and what will
do most to tantalize and worry him
will please me best"
Years paseed on and Mr. Grila was
seated in his study one day when a
message came to him saying there was
a young man in front on a ship at the
dock--s young man condemned to death
-who wished to see this elergyman.
Mr. Griffin went down to the dock
and went on shipboard. The young
man said to him: "Yon don't know
me, do you?" "No," he said, "I
don't know you." "Why, don't you
remember that young man you tried to
persuade to go home and be wouldn't
go?" 0! yes," said Mr. GriMn, '"are yo
that man?" "Yes, I am that man,"
said the other. "I would like to have
you pray for me. I have committed
murder and I must die; but I don't want
togo out of this world until some one
prays for me. You are my father's
friend, and I would like to have you
pray for me."
Mr. Oridn went from judicial author
ity to judicial authority to get that
yoang man's pardon. He slept not
night nor day. He went from in'
fluential person to influential person
until in some way he got that young
man's pardon. He came down on the
dock, and as he arrived on the dock
with the pardon the father came. He
bad heard that his son, under a disguised
name, had been committing a crime
and was going to be put to death. So
Mr. Grifn and the father went on ship's
deck, and at the very moment Mr. Grif
fin aosered the pardon to the young
man the old father threw his arms
around the son's neck and the sona said:
"Father, I have done very wrong, and
I amn.very aorry. Iwish I had never
broken your hart. I am very sorry."
'"Oh!" said the father, "don't mention
it. It don't make any dierese nowf.
It is all over. I forgive you, mny son,"
and he kissed him and kimed him sad
To-day I offer you the pardoa of the
Gospel--fll pardon, tfre pardon. I do
not care what your crime has been.
Though youa ay you have committed a
crime against God, against yar owan
soal, against the day of Judg
meat, against the Cross of
Christ-whatever your crime ha
been, here is pardon, fail par.
d.., and the very maoment yu take
that perdon your Heavenly Father
throws Hb arms about yea sa sy
"My aa, I fnrglv fm. Itis llright.
Yes M as meuh In my favr new a i
yea bhad never alamedl Oh! tere is
joy oa arthb mad Joy in Ea eswi ho
will take the Father'sesrsbsae
-It is aissmt eof Bed tobe tbe'tt
about what is to emcair hesbmp es
sginst God to be tasbled by what M
pseat ad ager aganst edt o be
tresbs by what is pat--Patelek.
-All the wr wouald Illm to be gel
-but not at te east tof sMif-art.
Heae the we geamstis bad. Sd
amm-saluan ismg Uadam
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
-WhUe a colored resident of labo
aon, Conn., was sleeping the "other
night he swallowed his false teeth.
-Salvini, the tragedian, misaid to be
heonly man on the stage who was
born in a palace It was the Palace
Capraninea, in Milan, now called the
Grille palace, in honor of Ristori, who
Is countess of Grille.
-A tradesman on Flatbush avenue,
Brooklyn, has a big sign stretched
across the front of his store bearing in
large black letters the legend, "Dealer
in Green Goods" He sells vegetables
and general garden truck.
-A man who was apt to forget some
important duty when the day came to
discharge it, used to write a postal card
to himself and mail it so it would leach
him at the right time. It wouldn't be
a bad idea if only one could remember
to write the postal card!
-Queen Victoria has, like other wom
en, her pet superstitions, one of which
is the belief that anything made by a
blind person brings luck. Accordingly
the cradle with all its furnishings for
the latest Battenberg baby has been
prepared entirely by the blind.
-Joseph Pulitzer, of the World. has
cabled a subscription of 56,000 to the
permanent charity fund. of the New
York Press club. This makes the third
85,000 gift the charity fund has received
within two years The other two were
given by W. W. and John Jacob Astor.
-Rev. Dr. William H. Furness,
the venerable Unitarian clergyman of
Philadelphia, is the oldest graduate of
Harvard, having been graduated in the
class of 180. Rev. Dr. Frederick
A. Farley of Brooklyn, who died March
94, this year, was at the time of his
death the oldest gduate.
-T. B. Ballentine of Norfolk, who
has accumulated wealth in "track"
farming, has purchased a square of
ground in that city on which he means
to erect a "widows' home." He has no
children to inherit his estate, and in
tends to bequeath to this institution
the revenue from his city property.
-Miss Bertie O. Burr, of Nebraska,
will probably receive the government's
gold medal for having displayed both
heroism and endurance.in the rescue of
two young ladies from drowning in the
Blue river near Crete, Neb., last sum
mer. Miss Burr learned to swim at La
sell female seminary, Aubrundale,
. -A famous duchem in London recent.
ly went through the ordesa of having a
dress made on her own figure. She
stood for three hours while the dress
makers wrought fifty yards of rare old
lace that could not be cut into a gown
for a soiree, at the close of which every
stitch had to be carefully eut aad
picked out before the lady could dis
-They are fond of old things down
in Delaware. A Sussex county farmer
preserves with pious care and exhibits
with pride an ear of eorn grown upon
his father's farm in 1835, and another
produced from the ancestral seres in
1735. Both ears look well, but on ex
amination they prove to r damaged by
weevil, and the grains .re found - to
have lost the germina ..park of lie.
-Cyrus W. Field was the oldest hon
orary member of the New York cham
ber of commerce. He was elected in
1858, after he had succeeded in laying
the first cable. There have been only
nineteen honorary members since the
chamber was organized in 1768, so that
the distinction is a high one. There
are now ten honorary members-ez
President Cleveland, ex-Secretary Ham
ilton Fish, ex-Secretary William M.
Evanrts John Sherman, ex-Secretary
Carl Schurs, John Bigelow, George
William Curtis, Thomas A. Edison,
Judge Enoch Fancher, and Whitelaw
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
-Ted-"He's full of impracticable
ideas." Ned-"I should say he was
The only one of his schemes that didn't
go up was a flying machine."-N. Y.
-She-"When did you fratlearn that
you loved me?" He-"It came like a
glad surprise-just after Penelope
Peachblow and Dora Tolliver refused
me."-N. Y. Herald.
-Only a Filre of 8peech.-"Your
bean stays quite a while when he calls?'
"Yesa" "I should think you would fad
the time go slowly." "O)h, we manage
to squeeze through it."-Yarmouth Beg
-"Ah, Hardupl I hear your uncle is
dead. Rather an eccentric man Was
he altogether right in hishead?" "Well
--er-I couldn't my, you know, till the
will is read."-Boston Commercial-Bul
-Clerk-"Allow me, madam, to re
ommend this cosmetic. It will make
make you look as if you were only
forty." Madame (indignantly)-"Thank
you, sir, I am thirty."-Fliegende
---Only One Thing.-"If it hadn't been
for one thing," mid a tough, "I'd a
licked that slugger clean off the earth."
"What was that?" inquired his wife
"He knocked me out in the firstround."
-Detroit Free Pres.
-Fortunate in One Respect-Mrs
Enpeck--'"The Cinglese women wear
rings in their ears and noses and an
their fingaers and toes." Mr. Enapeck-
"I am glad you are not a Cingaless
-What's the matter, my pop- boy?'
"Bc-ho-ol I jest larst tnppencel"
"There, there, don't cry, my little ma.
See, here is threepence for you. How
did you lose your money?" "I lorast it
to Tommy Jinks, there, a playin' pitch
-Enjoyment During a Speech.-Mrs.
C~ahpaigeo'-"Well, did the crowd en
for your speeh?"' Mr. Campeaigner
(home from a political rlly)-"I geas
thsy did. They ought to have enjoyed
themselves They all went downstairs
to take a drink when I got up"-Chie
go News Record.
-"Upon what is your elaishm for o
disability basede?' said the aeoident fi
srMaee man to the polly holde.
"Sre 01 was waitres for a family on
Ttnh sthrats. 01 fall upthars o
Sathurdany sad breaklt din y plabs
ad a pithber, as' they bouneed me."
"Well? "O've not beean able to do May
warruk snce, baksas no one will give
it me."-Rsrper's BRar.
-No Urs-Tired Strwaer (register
Ing his aname st hotel in Ballarat. Au
tralia)-"I want a room." Clerk (look
ing at registr)-"Ah From' Chicage
are you. Mr. Jones? How are the
fa itr buldings gettiag along?'
Sied 8trnge (taa his valise agai)
-"My friend, I have traveled 160
mb trylng to get away from that
Q-d When doss the net steamse
*lama 4s the Antenmti su .tm '-.
WORLD'S FAIR FACTS.
O, ramo (Can.) bredes of throewagb
bred animals have already applied for
paces for 1U horses, t cattle, STsheep
and 91 swine.
] A ",oOUL of the igure of Lot's wife
in salt" will appear in the Kanss
1 world's fair exhibit to represent or il
lustrate the salt industry of the state
s, Tae German exhibit at the world's
d fair will contain an architeetural dia
play, including drawings, illustrating
r 800 or more of the most notable build
a I ngs in the empire.
SPACo has been applied for at the
a world's fair for a miniature model of
a Galveston, Tex, showing Its advantages
d and facilities as a shipping point and
h port of entry, its docks, parks, public
x A wtuLme party is being fitted out at
a Massachusetts port with a view of ob
- taming a live whale for exhibition in
I the fisheries department at the world's
a fair. If captured the whale will be
y confined in a tank and towed to Chicago
a by way of the St. Lawrence river.
SMos than half the railroad mileage
Sof the world lies within the borders of
d the United States.
d rrAmrrcs show that about t1,00 miles
e of new railroad were built in this coua
r. try during the frst six months of this
f AN underground railroad about seven
)f miles long and a circular subway of the
ie same length are in course of construe.
k tion in Glasgow. c8otland.
h I Is estimated that the thirty-five
is railroads which enter Chicago will ex
pend $110,000,000 in increasing and im
,o proving their equipment and faill
ties for transporting world's lair v _
t itors and reight.
o AT HOME WITH JUSTICE.
A carrAwn proofreader is said to get
ten dollars an hour for his services and
Spays a heavy fine for every typograph
Is ieal errror.
;i Nomam CAnouxA ptovides a fine of
of 850 or 80 days' imprisonment for deal
ie ers who fail to mark on each package
a- of vegetable or garden seed ofered for
r- sale the year in which it was produced.
- Ix a London police court recently
Rev. Samuel Barnes was condemned to
pay S3.50 fine andS15.Scosts forernelty
ato an old bay mare In having turned
m her out to grace when she was unequal
l to so great exertion.
A FPa' ca aetress has just obtained
damages from a biscuit manufacturer
7 who advertised her portrait with his
wares and which the lady maintained
was a perfect libel The judge agreed
with her and the lady's wounded vanity
Swas conoled bya sum of ash.
s Tsa supreme court of Pennsylvania
a has ruled that a bicycle is a vehicle and
Shas all rights on a highway that a
n wagon has, and that a teamster must
. accord awheelman the same privileges
of the road that he is bound under the
law to extend to another teamste.
Our bodies are the temples o our soula
Should these temples fashioned by the Di.
in ine hand. be allowed to fall iato premature
rouia Assuredly not. Renovate, there
Sfore, failing strength, renew lost appetite
and an itmpaired power to sleep, reoretei
e vital energy with Hostetter's Stomach Bit
tt ter, which restores digestion, liver, bowel
and kidney regularity, and overoomes ma
laria and rheumatsm.
- A S 0oon street upholsterer advertises
(. that his best mattresses may be fairly des
cribed as "spring poems."'-Philadelphis
w A sxea swallow doesn't make a sprig,
but a single toad does.
Iv goes without saying-a dumb waiter.
Le Ir poor relatives had their way, they
L would not hbve a rich uncle very longL
't Wrra two moons, Mars ought to be a
f. lae for the summer girL-Baltimore
It Too aca help is as bed as no help-
a Ram's Horn.
I its wwe hhe l short that a msa r a
IA I aman ts uwp whs the day breaks,
can be beufdto haveb whole dy bef.e
BAW the biard to thepralet 'r"Do yo
s eatch the drift of my meantgf'
" A ria is slwsys in the sapring of lifea-
l Acton )Demorat.
Wmrx a holidsay is most neededis the day
after the holidey.--l Y. Telegrea.
STar ma who never attempts to stlg at
Sany other time wil break out in a pinali
Swagola. -Atehison Globe
ik Tan only y it pays a peson to be his
in Wa a mustesi eriti e r the bril
a lisnat "eecution" of a pianist does he al
Slade to the eetve menenrh which the
slecati wma mrdemS4-PaSy Polks
" War tIn the course of eveats it become
e esatoriy It behooves the kicker to
t --are a is teitnael beitu5 -
i f. i yo'rr 5 r5esi wmen
w aede tan d a
ag9 t cur Pw s Preast
m IGULtb hT k A rSea
The sptmbw W e Awa me
L a bright, lesarites anm story
tellingr number fullat sae th and -
oellae. A barsang dmp
Franc A. ýinpary, old
t st er thea at A
Letter Day." A paper by . 0. W. Ben
ann on "Our Lghthosas and Light
ships," is full of new sad interesting
material. Sophie Swett has a cpital
boys' story of school and ericket. "Ta
ferton of New York." "Chriyann's
Besaroy Picnic" is by Mary Hsrtwell
Catherwood, and is as bright andhome
ly as are all her character stories;
Sophie May, dear to all girl readers, has
a real girl story "Patient Kyrde," and
Theron Brown commemorates this bi
centennial year of the Salem Witch
craft by a strong and stirring story of
life at that troublous time, "John
Alden's PeriL" Alice Williame Broth
erton contributes a poem, "My Prin
oes," that will be liked by those en
rolled in the ranks of the King's
Daughters Price o0 cents a Number;
$5.40 a year. On sale at news stands, or
sent postpaid on receipt of price, by D.
LorsNor CourtMP, Publishers, Boston.
HaRD times may make us careful, but t's
a good time that make as tight-Peck's
MNDOL science has achieved a gret trl
mdph in the production of Beecham's Pill
wich at a ents a bo r.eplace a medicine
Ir you do not want your feeingsbrt
kep them out of the way.--P'
KSaa the pores open is esseanal to health.
Glenn's Bulphur inop does this.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, Ocents.
"I At getting things down to tlne point,"
said the balloonist, a h bli on a steeple.
HA>,'s CATAXam Ccns s a liquid and is
taken internally. Sold by Druggists, 7o.
TEAT dayis a failure in whicLh you do not'
try to make somebody bappy.-Bam's Horn.
Both the method and esults when
Syrup of Figs is take; it is pleasant
and reheshing to the tae, ad acts
L pvomp yd p la o te Kidn s
tany eent sally, dispels eoadr,
aches and fevers and cures habitual
ocastipation. Syrup af Pigs Is the
omany rmdy Ift kind ever pro
dued, pleang to th ts e s pd o.
eAot., prepad only from th. most
healthy are substan es, its
many ecellent qualities commend it
to all and bve made It thei most
p of is for sale in 50o
and botles all leadin dr
may not have it on a dllro
ours it y for any one who
wishes to .ry Dvnot acsept any
CALIFORNI/A FIG SYRUP CO.
u pr. am M, 11y+ A1.
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Ancual s o ears al.
SOP AUMA-. -i
In ANwIs[E sun
You Needn't Look
immediately for the damage that
dangerous washing compounds do.
It's there, and it's going on all the
time, but you won t see its effects,
probably, for several months. It
wouldn t do, you know, to have
them too dangerous.
The best way is to take no risk.
You needn't worry about-damage
to your clothes, if you keep to tb
original Washing compound-PearUln
first made and fully proved. What caW
you gain by using the imitations of it?
-Prize ckages, cheaper prices, or whaevr
Smat ny urged for wouldn't pay you
for one rined garment.
Beware W #wMM inN. mtvL'
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t4ý" W. L DOU8LAS
-.._**$3 SHOE M,
,HE POT< I$L TH ICE'T Tl U ý E SE.A ..
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THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE
THE OOK HAD NOT USED
B APO IO
SAPOLIO UI.D -s ip w syy ITaCHEN.
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My wife suffered with indigeson
and dyspepsa for years. tfebe
came a brd to her. Physialnsas
failed to give relief. After reading
one of your books, I purchased 4
bottle of August Flower. It worked
like a charm. Mywife received im
mediate relief after taking the first
dose. She was completely cured
now weighs z65 pounds, and can eat
anything she desires without any
deleterious result s was forrly
the case. C. H. Dear, Prop'r Wash
ington House, Washington, Va.
Who are for th first time to
undergo woman's severest trial
A remedy which, if sed as directad a f
weeks before coanemaet, robw it of its
PAIN, HORROR AND RISK TO PAs
of both mother and child, as thousands who
have used it sstify.
smmud two bottes of io7asias Farmwith
Yeloastu suLos., ceass Atm lae
$ R LD UWAmu.?ron Ca.ortly CMG.
sent tree on receipt of
Girls who Love
MUSIC and AMT
and weusm ldd to kL w hw
to secuw caopm edoastiat
.-ber th bust mast.
FPRE OF COST
should msend for it.
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