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Subject: "Archlitects of Fate"-Yorng Maen
Are the Molders of Their Own Deptiny,
and They Are Admonished to Build
on the Right Foundation.
TEXT: "Run, speak to this young man."
-Zechariash ii., 4.
There was no snow on the beard of the
prophet of my text and no crows' feet had
left their mark near his eyes. Zechariah
was a young man, and in a day dream he
saw and heard two angels talking about
the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem
One of these angels desires that young
Zecharlah should be well informed about
the rebuilding of that city, its circumfer- 1
ence and the height of its walls, and he says
to the other angel, "Run, speak to this
young man." Do not walk, but run, for the
message is urgent andimminent. so every I
young man needs to have immediate ad
vice about the dimensions, the height and
the clrcumference of that which, under I
God, He is to build-namely, His own
character and destiny. No slow or laggard
pace will do. A little further on, and
counsel will he of no advantage. Swift I
footed must be the practical and im
portant suggestions, 'or they might as
well never he made at all. Run at the pace c
of five miles the hour, and speak to that b
young man. Run, before this year of 1898 t
is ended. Run, before this century is closed. s
Ron, before his character is inexorably i'
delided for two worlds, this world and "11
the next. How many of us have found out tl
by long and hitter experience things that d
we ought to have been told before we were h
twenty-five years of age. Now I propose it
to tell you some things which, if you will P
sqiously and prayerfully observe, will m
make you master of the situation in which di
you are now placed and master of every tt
situation in which you ever will be placed. m
And in order that my subject may be all- hi
macteric, begin on the outside edgeof that gi
Sadvice, which will be more and more im- ti
t portant as the subject unfolds. g<
Now, if you would be master of the situa- ce
Stion, do not expend money before you get e
'it How many young men Irretrievably to
mortgage their future because of resources OC
that are site sure to be theirs. Have the an
oney either in your hand, or in a safety br
Sdeposit, or in a bank, or in a United States cu
;'bond before you make purchases, or go into t"
Sexpensive enterprises, or hitch a spanking au
team to a glittering turnout, or contract aR
for the building of a mansion on the Pofo- mi
Mao or the Hudson. Do not depend cn an ag
ifheritance from your father or uncle. The do
:,ld man may live on a good deal longer asi
than you expect, and the day of your en- a .
forced payment may come before the day sel
Ifis decease. You cannot depend upon 11Mf
eumatism or heart failure or senility to ul
its work., Longevity is so wonderfully wh
'*proved that you cannot depend upon J
le dying when you think they ought ati
.. They live to be septuagenarians, or hal
*togenarians, or nonagenarians, or even tie
enarians, and meanwhile their heirs ex(
into bankruptcy, or, tempted to 000
y, or misappropriatfon of trust Th,
de, or watering of railroad or mining wh
, go into the penitentiary. Neither he
you better spread yourself out because are
the fifteen or twenty per cent, you ex- froi
from an investment, Most of the fif. gat
or twenty per cent. Investments are sue
topay nothing savethe privilege of be. are
assessed to meet the obligations of the ing
y in the affairs of which you get gan
e. Better get 83! per cent. from a oft
ment bond than be promised fifteen of I
t. from a dividend which will never of a
ared, or paid only once or twice, so sto0
tempt you deeper in before the grand fire
up, and you receive, instead of a D
eat of dividends, a letter from the dru
eat and secretary of the company prel
that they are very sorry. nioc
not say you have no chance, but re- cepi
r Isaao Newt:on, the greatest sibli
re of ids day, once Peddling cab- no n
in the street, and Martin Luther man
on the pubilo square for any hou,
Sthat he might pick up, and John ond
mending kettles, and the late an i
Bradley, of the United St;.tes port
e Court, who was the son of a vert
l burner, and Turner, the painter, fullj
sas the son of a barber, and Lord real
who saved India to England, shipped deat
father to Madras as a useless boy fern
be wanted to get rid of, and tion,
-, the world renowned scholar and book
an, scouring pots and pans to work chus
through college, and the mother of pen
e William E. Dodge, the philanthro- rok
and magnflient man, keeping a bles
and needle store and Peter so f
who worked on small wages in a gust
tory, living to give *OO000 for the start
g of an institate that has already well
ed thousands of the poor sons and less
vs of America, and eowditch, the that
beginning his useful learning and of a
career by reading thb books that vied
driven ashore from a shipwreck whet
There is, young man, a great it wi
or literary or moral or religious covel
awaiting you if you only know how woul
and take it, Then take it or get Whal
take it. The mightier the oppo- Bat
grander the triumph when you gami
fyou would master the situation, u
Iay do not utter a word or write a for a
at before you speak a word or is by
*ord sing a verse of some- hymn That
tune arranged in minor key In on
havlng no staocato passages. sent
()agry, sing two *erses. Ifinaposi- tablei
sng three 'crses. First of all, and I
thintg on earth is to gqt high,
gles the nerves, enlarges the fainti
sets the heart intoawild thamp. guest
a man and man a Woman has touce
of such mental and physeial agita- She ,
- ed dead. Not only that but it wish
emie. out of friends,, and makes forth
ore Virulent, and anger is partial olan1
mate suiclde. Great attorneys, Eselt
ding this, have often won their dead
willfully throwing the opposing their
to a rage. There is one man you to th
or one woman you mst cosn- angel
Sr to please God and make llt a Yeo
ad that is yorself imprc
et ralm that yo will ever the I
irsthorsalm ietwsen your low
S la* met dangerous ourgo for hi
,dymaumite, and thenagst lute,
~thig in one's nature is anse stree
eoar nature is hope- eith.
QtnPto than maml
itheidity,. Ifte qh~ibi Laonfe thing
ottngih tbe fldames, t that;
wdown thatehes. Wie St with
gpo s wsome wtiS;
or some wrong~to 'lbt wl
toe syito say b s a t otph
foryoro to write [email protected] or l
he mannees done ain s
Wils4 opl tIaebt
tI~e~flv ai4.4 pwait. the~i~
0N dignation you have `clt. Put into it tlh
pstronges terms of execeration you can eam
Ploy without being profane. Sign your
VEREC name to the red hot epistle. Foldit. Eu
velop It. Direct it plainly to the man who
has done you wrong. Carry the letter a
dWeek, or two weeks if need be, and then
destroy it. In aod's name destroy it. I
like what Abraham Lincoln said to one of
tg lin, his cabinet oficers. That cabinet officer
'etiny, had been belied and misrepresented until
Build In a fury he Wrote a letter of arraignment
to his enemy, and in tersest possible phruse
man Ology told him what he thought of him.
man." The cabinet officer read it to Mr. Lincoln
and asked hIm how he liked it. Mr. Lin
of the coin replIed: "It is splendid for sarcasm
eat ha and scorn. I never heard anything more
hariah Complete in that direction. But do von
am he think you can affIord to send it?" That
about calm and wise and Christian interrogation
salem. of the president stopped the letter, and it
young was never sent. Young man, before you
about get for on in life unless you are an excepo
Imfer- tion among men, you will be wronged, you
lesays will he misinterpreted you will be out
o this raged. All your sense of justice will be in
or the conflagraton. Let me know how you
every meet that first great offense, and I will tell
te ad you wahether your life Is to he a triumph or
it and a failure. You see, equipoise at such a
under time means so many thingo. It means
own self control It means a capacity to fore
ggarn see results. It mcans a confidence in your
and own intogrity. It means a faith in the
Swift Lord Gol that Ile will see you through.
im- Again, if you would be master of the sit
ht as ation put the best interpretation on the
pace character and behavior of others. Do not
that be lookingl for hypocrites in churches, or St
S1898 thieving amongl domestic servants, or
osed. swrindlers among business men, or mal
'rably feasance in office. There is much in life to
I and make men suspifous of others, and when PC
d out that characteristic of suspicion becomes e
that dominant a man has securedhis own utn- i
were happiness and he has become an offence in
,pose in all circles, religious, commercial and ca
will Political, Theman who moves for a com- ar
will mittee of Investigation isgenerally moral th
*hich derelict. The man who goes with his nos
vger trils Infated trying to discover something' dr
ced malodorus Is not a man, but a sleuth- )f
ell- houndl The world is full of more people,
that generous people, people who are doingt
im- their besat-good husbands, good wives, gr
good fathers, good mothers, goodn of- atc
tua- car of the law; good judges, good Rov- co
ret ernors, good State and nationat iella-'o
a olme gamle j)r
'a rbly r, ood rulers. ocs some man growl
res ut "That has not been my exhperience, W(
the and I think just tte opposite." Well, mrry fu
fety brother, I am sorryl for your afflictIve ir
ates cumstances, and that you had an unfor- ha
into onste ancestry, and that you have kept' th
king such bad company and had such discour- inl
ract aging environment. I notice that after a'
s man has been making a violent tirade er
San against his fellow maen he is on his way ar
The down, and if he live long enough he will be, Im
ger asking you for a quarter of a dolnlar to geti; 6
n- a drink or a night's lodging. Behave your
day self well, oh, young man, and sou will find are
pon life a pleasant thing to live and the world: an
y to iull of friends and God's benediction every- is
ally where about you. In
Pon Again, If you wouldbe master of the esitu- ini
ght ation, expeot nothing from good luck, or slz
or haphazard, or gaming adventures. In this" gi'
van time, when it is estimated that gambling lat
eairs exchanges money to the amount of $80,-i cat
to 000,000 a day,this remark may be useful
aust There come times in many a man's life` a
ing when he hopes to get something for which in
her he does not ive an equivalent and there' for
use are fifty kinds of gamhling. Stand aloof ed
ex- from all o them. Understand that thed
fl. gaembleng spirit Is a disease, and the moret
are successful you are the more certain vo elo:
be- are to go right onto your own ruin. Hav-; is
the ing made his thousands, why does not the
get gamblerstop and make a safe investment pla
n a of what he has grained and spend the rest' iat
sea of his litfe in quIet or less haztrdous style onl
ver of occupation? The reason is he cannot
so stop. Nothing but death ever cnres a con- a
nd firmed gambler. are
if a Dr. Keeley's gold cure rescues the: rini
the tdrunkard, and there are antitoacco' is
any preparations that will arrest the victim of. Aft
nicotine, and religIon can save any one ex-'
re- cept a gambler, The fact is he is lrrespon: to 1
est sible. Having got the habit In him he is larj
;b- no more responsible for keeping on than a and
ter man falling from the root of a four-story.
ny house can stop at thes window of the sec- 9.90
hn ond story. Here and there you may find scot
tie an instance where a gambler has been re- groi
es ported or reports himself as being con- whe
a verted, but in that case the man was not
Dr, fully underthe heel of the passion. The she]
ed deathand n perditon. The onlyue in rer- bi
oy ferrlng to him is in the way of preven- four
ad tion. He began by taking chances on a,
ad bookcase or a sewing machtine ata shipr
rkt church fair and ended by getting a few, poir:
of pene or hi astovaluable ino a law-t
o- broker's sholo The onol manm ho galn
a b hs suaccesfl ly is the man who loses' to m'
or so fearinfly st the start that he is dis-j conr
a gusted and quats, Let him win at the; of tI
e start oarpnd win agn, and it means fare
y well to home and heavsn. Most merei.: incr
I less o all habitsl! Hori e Walpole says1 he
10 that a man dropped down at the doore an
id of a lubrashoe in London and was ea'
at ned in, and the gamblers began to his drco
ik whether he was doad or not, and when; it a
It it wars proposed to bleed him for his re-l bath
so overy the gamblers objeated that it dien
w would afleet the fairness of the bet
st What nobb menthey 'must have been d With
t- his more ad more ladies are becoming? shell
U gamblers. Theybetat theraceso nd rhe whei
p rises in social groups which ~rc nothingl half
1, butthestakes of gambling. A good way ev
a foraladytogetIntothe gamester's habit
a isoby bfinning with "progressive euchre,": ed a
a That opens the door in a fashionable way.' grmn(
Iy In one of our great cities invitations were
I. sent out for such a meeting at the card trem
I- tables. The guaests entered and sat down down
I, and began. Aftter awhile the excitement ran men
I ihand thelasdy who was the hostess
e ~td ed fell nuder the table; The whic:
c.Iguestsarose, 'but some one said: "D~on't tho
* touch the bell! Let us finisih the game, steep
S. he would have done so herself and wouold
It wish usif sho~e sok. The game went on oft
s for thirtyminutes longer. andthen aphysi- when
ii clan ws called, After examination ofthe sider
I, Easeit was found Ithat the lasdyhad be en prote
r dead twenty minutes, As the guests lift
g theirhandsIn suorirse I exolailniin regard with
a to them, Wa a delatesand refined end is fin
angelic womanhood! is coI
i Y ouna man, seek only elevating and shipp
im~provingl companionship. Do not let
Sthe lct salon of a noble family, a faeb whqI'
low with a big na~me, but badhabits, compl
or iihe ddlnksand wears 'and is dimeo. work
lurte, takeyourt arm to walk down the Recooi
stee or spend an evening with you,
sither at your) room on his room, lRe
mebr thart ala ii the most expensive
thing Ii G~od's unverse, I have read Th4
that SBir Brasil, the knight, tired cvt was
with the chre, had a falcon on his schoc
wrist, as they did In days of fialeonry, tln
wiien with has~ks or faleons they went
ftothlabring down pagtnldges or grouse StudlE
Qrptiyog ndhehsg Irst cant~ me to of thi
sc~reitmn fni aio rrook, and, re- favor
Iatshigfltheo esr.m his wrist1 he took
tbe ~~out) sdp~ot 1lla buga. w~~ith rtuft ~o and a
it i tborroi~ p~sll Mt- the~ri cu wa ml apd
lifted It to drink,$ wben the falesoni helii
3t~:.~, ~ With SR4Gnr maasn c~ioop da~hed o2±lhs
the fxomhtsl~bln&& Byhoan
;tb~t ri~p and herr
''t;`d~ls`~5- "~PI -I iPB
it tih swoop dashed down the cup. Enraged at
au eni- this insolence and violence of the bird, he
n your cried, "I will wring thy neck if thou obest
t. Eu- that itain." But, having filled the cup a
an who third time and trying to drink a third time,
etter a the falcon dashed it down. Then Sir Brasl
id then with his fist struck the bird, which flut
y it. I tered and looked lovingly and roproach
one of fully at him and drooped dead. Then Sir
officer Brasil, looking up to the top of the rock
d until whence dripped the water, saw a great
nment green serpent coiled fold above fold, the
phrase- venom from his mouth dropping into that
if him. from which Sir Brasil had illed his cup.
Lincoln Then exclaimed the knight, "What ait kind
r. Lin- thing it was for the falcon to dash down
arcasm that poisoned cup, and what a had thing
g more that I killed him, and what a narrow
o von escape I had!" So now there are no more
T'hat certainly waters that refresh than waters
gation that poison. This moment there arte thou
and it sands of young meu, unwittingly and not
e you knowing what they do, taking into their
excep- bugle cup of earthly joy thut which is
d, you deadly biecause it drips from the jaws
e out- of that old srpent, the devil, and the
be in dove .'f God' spirit in kindly warning
w yo' dashes down the .i;', hut again it is illedj
iII tell and again dlashed down and agalin flled
zph or and again dished down. Wily not turn
uch a away and :,ake your thir.t at thlie clear,
means bIrignt, perennial rfouintain thiat reak,:
fore- from the Rock of Age-, a fountain so wid
your and so deep that :il the inhabitants of
n the earth and all the armnies of heavun wLay
;h. stoop down scd fil1 their chalices? -
he sit- -
o not
es, or 3teel Tempered with as Much Care as a
a, or Razor Blade.
life to The invention of the modern high
when power guns have brought into use pro
omes jectiles that are the finest product of
Tene ingenuity and improved machinery,
anda calling forth the best efforts of skilled Cc
com- artisans. Instead of cast iron globes
oral that could be turned out by any foun
hing' dry twenty years ago, use is now made
tuth- Jf the grades of steel, tempered with
ole, as rhuch care as a razor blade, and
Ivs, ground and polished with as much ex
o0m:1 actitude as a surgical instrument. The
o- complete story of the manufacture of
!lela- amrpecn o
row armor-piercing projectiles by the steel NC
nee, works in Reading is a secret so care
mr fully guarded that it has always been
for- hard to obtain, but at present, when
kept the big plant is running on a war foot
era ing, it is still more difficult, as only
rde employes and government inspectors
way, are permitted to enter the company's
I be immense machine shops. Shells 4, 5, All
get; 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13 inches in diameter
find are being made for the navy, and 8, 9
orld and 12 inch sizes for the army. Here
ery- is the history of the making of a 10
lta-, inch shell, and as the projectiles of all
. or sizes are made in the same manner it
this] gives some idea of the vast amount or 1
Ing labor required to equip a fleet. In the
0R,-i casting shop molten steel is cast into
lfe, a solid piece twelve and a half inches
rich in diameter. It is then taken to the
sere forge room, where, after being reheat
loot ed, t it s hammered down to ten and
Lore three-quarter inches, and considerably
vonui elongated during the process. Next it nd
a-is conveyed to the machine room and An
the placed upon a specially constructel
est lathe and turned and pointed. The
:yle only parts of the shell that bear
not against the rifled surface of the gun
on are the conical end and the copper
the: ring that encircles the base. This ring
co Is soft, so as not to injure the rifling.
of After the finishing cut has been given
n to the projectiles the diameter of the
is largest part of the cone is 10.5 inches,
1a and that of the body of the shell is
fy; 9.90 inches. Then the "extracting
nd score" is cut. There is a V-shaped
re groove, in which a tool can be fastened
on- when it is desired to withdraw the
het shell from the gun. The next move
to is the boring of a five-inch hole in the
re- base of the projectile to a depth of
"1. fourteen inches. Tempering follows.
a In this process the shell is suspended,
Dw point downward, into a receptacle
filled with molten lead, and is allowed
3, to settle until the metal rises above the
Ie-j cone base. At first the temperature
h* of the lead is but 500 degrees, but it is
,i increased gradually to 1,300 degrees.
yal The work of heating continues for
or many hours, when the shell is with
drawn and sprayed with water, to give L
mn; it a hard exterior. Next follows a
e-l bath in a vat flled with secret ingre
I dients, after which the shell is coolel
I with a jet of water. Once more the
i shell goes back to the machine shop,
VOe where the hole in the base is widened
i half an inch and the depth increased
t two Inches. The hole is then thread
" ed and a screw plug inserted. The I guas
a grinding room is next. Here the ex- Ni
*d treme diameter of the cone is ground
'1 down to ten inches exactly. The work
~ men now apply the "band score,"
e which is a groove for the reception of
't the soft copper band. After the soft -
: steep cap has been fitted to the tip
a of the projectile, on the theory that
.- when the shell strikes the armored
>e side of a battle ship the point will 1e
protected without any interference
I with its penetrating power, the work
d is finished so far as the steef company
is concerned. It is then boxed up and
t shipped to some Unit ad States arsenal,
Swhere it is filled with an explosive
* compound and made ready for its
work of destruction. - Philadelphia
' Record. K TIL
populasiukng the IpanLgh LEnguage.
The opening of the new school year
was marked in many of our public 91' K
I schools and colleges by the introduc
tion of Spanish in the list df regular
studies. Within a few years the study 1
I of this Ianguage has met with much
favor among progre Ive eduaetors.
During the past sumier our sailors
and soldiers have provided us *ith
blisaese, nqw in the way of having
never bgee worked with tbt skill,
PIhI sa highlg developed amethods
of the Amsealean inan of 1?siness
'.t hathe naner &etor,.
tanne Or leoba o
I1898 a an Winter 1898.
My Fall and Winter Stcck of Fine Goods are low Arriving and you ar
t cordially invited to examine same,
lI employ none but skilled workmen and
nd every garment is properly shrunk before
it is made therefore I guarantee all work.
e Encourage Competition
by Patronizing
Andrew Querbes,
The Independent
Wholesale Grocer
Commerce St., Cor. Milam, SHREVEPOiRT, LA.
Wortman & Adams,
Roofing, Gattering and all kinds of Tin, Copper and Shset Iron Work.
All kinks of work at reasonable rates.
Strictly Long Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber,
Cypress Shingles, Laths, Pickets, louldings, Sash, Doors and Blinds.
SBuild Stairs, Mantels, Counters
SAnd all kinds of special work of bard or soft wood. Telephone No. 247.
S. 6. Oreyfus & Co.
Wholesale Dealers In
Corner Spring and Crockett Streets.
Prompt Attention Paid to Country Ordelrs.
700, 702, 704, and 706 Commerce St., Cor. krookett St.
I guarantee to the seller the net price obtained in Vicksburg, St. Louis,
New Orleans, Galveston and Houston markets. Prompt returns made
on receipt of shipments. I solicit the consignment of
Cotton and all Goods in my Line,
B ",
Subsor ibe NoW
T. HICKS, Pres. B. B HICKS, V-Pre&. W. P. CHASE, Be.-Tres.
F, I Hicks, 8. B. Hicks, F. H. Gouman, W. P. Ohsee, T. I. Soovel, J.C. Drew.
The Hicks Company,
WbIrsalo Gocer and CoitnFatw
1611 TEXAS ST., BBESyZPOBT `LA. ':' t
Washoun maor Spring sand T va D sd 0 5g:.

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