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The Bolivar bulletin. (Bolivar, Tenn.) 1888-1946, September 13, 1901, Image 1

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Former Congressman Frank Chap
man died at Franklin Falls, N. II., on
the 4th, aged 53.
First Lieut. W. H. Clifford, United
States marines, has been appointed
post judge at Pollock, Mindanao, P. I.
La kin Herron, pitcher of the base
ball club of Arkansas City, Kas., fell
dead, on the 5th, while playing in a
game with the Joplin (Mo.) nine. The
seventh inning was finished, and as
Herron stepped out of the box he fell
lifelct-s. Over-exertion had brought
on heart failure.
The Canadian team of rifle shooters
defeated the American team at Sea
girt, N. J., on the 5th, by 23 points.
The total scores were: Canadians, 1,
52; Americans, 1,494.
that acknowledgments have been re
ceived from the resident ministers
and ambassadors of nearly every
country on the globe of the procla
mation of President McKinley an
nouncing the holding of the Louisi
ana Purchase exposition at St. Louis
in 1903.
The Intermountain Oil Co., was in
corporated at Cheyenne, Wyo., on
the 5th, by United States Senator
Clarence D. Clark, of Evanston, Wyo.
The company is capitalized at $10,
000,000 and will develop a valuable
tract of oil lands in the fossil fields in
Unita county.
Mrs. Sarah Rumley, mother of the
late Walter Q. Gresham, 98 years old,
on the 5th, unaided, prepared dinner
for over fifty guests who had assem
bled at New Albany, Ind., to celebrate
the anniversarj' of her birth. She i3
the mother of eight children and has
outlived all but two.
Luth Tibbetts, the originator of
the famous navel orange, which has
produced much wealth in southern
California, and his aged and feeble
wife have been taken to the Riverside
county poorhouse, there to spend the
remainder of their days.
Dispatches from Constantinople al
lege that Turkish officials, on Septem
ber 1, forced an entrance into the
garden of the Dutch legation and
garden of the Dutch legation and
captured a fugitive whom they were
pursuing. The officials wounded the
gatekeeper. The Dutch are demand
ing satisfaction.
At a meeting of the committe on
the challenge of the Royal Ulster
Yacht club, held on the flagship at
Newport, R. I., on the 5th, the Co
lumbia was selected as the represent
ative of the New York Yacht club in
the contests for the America's cup.
The prevailing opinion in Pitts
burg, on the night of the 5th, was
that the great steel strike was prac
tically settled, but absolutely noth
ing positive could be learned from
either side to the controversy.
The state department announces
The civic alliance of Indianapolis,
Ind., decided, on the 5th, to bring im
peachment proceedings against Super-iniendent-of-Police
Quigley, and his
subordinates who declined to close sa
loons, which were violating the law.
A dispatch from Constantinople,
dated the 5th, says: "Brigands have
carried off an American lady engaged
in missionary work and a lady om
parOrn, in the district of Djumabala,
Yil Set of Salonika."
Ine city of Kiel, Germany, has re
ceived -thvi royal sanction to float at
loan of 12,000,000 marks.
lierr Krupp has purchased 90 acres
of land near Mengede, for the erec
tion of c new factory.
In the course of his address at the
Pan-American 'exposition on Presi
dent's day (the 5th), President Mc
Kinley declared that expositions were
the timekeepers of progress, record
ing the world's advancement.
Ex-President Cleveland will tear a
leaf out of Yice-President Roosevelt's
book on strenuous life by taking a
trip to Colorado and putting in a
couple of weeks among the cowboys,
rough riders and mountain lions.
Gangrene having set in, the sur
geons at Bellevue hospital decided, on
the 6th, that John Nelson, the cyclist,
must have his leg amputated in an ef
fort to save his life.
United States Ambassador White,
on the 6th, received a ceremonious
call from the new Corean minister to
Germany, Min Chosel Hun.
At Cass Lake, Minn., on the 6th, W.
J. Murphy, proprietor of the Minne
apolis Tribune, was dangerously in
jured by the premature discharge of
his gun while hunting. The charge of
shot entered his side under the
right arm. Prompt surgical attend
ance was obtained, and no serious re
sult is apprehended.
Frank McClathey, a jockey, was
killed, on the 6th, in the iast Vace of
the Jackson County fair, at Murphys
boro, 111. He was one of live that
were riding in a bunch. His mount
fell and two other horses fell upon
the boy and he sustainedinjuries from
which he died two hours later. Om
other jockey was seriously iajurcd.
Veteran Met
September 4 was a great day in tha
history of Crockett county, especially
so for her ex-Confederate soldiers,
members of the Joseph E. Johnston
Bivouac of Veterans, the Sons of
the Confederacy, Crockett Chapter
Daughters of the Confederacy, and the
visiting old soldiers, gray haired ma
trons and bonny youths of adjoining
counties and surrounding parts, who
gathered in Bells to take part in the
largest reunion Johnston's Bivouac
has yet had. The day's entertainment
as given by the Sons of the Confeder
acy to their fathers, and between 3,000
and 4,000 people from Crockett, Madi
son, Haywood and Gibson counties
were present. Some of the delegates
came in uniform.
Goes to the State.
State Treasurer Folk has received a
letter notifying him that some prop
erty had been bid in In his name for
the State that was put up and sold foi
delinquent taxes. The last general
assembly passed an act allowing prop
erty of tais kind to be purchased for
the State, and this is the first return
that has been maae under this law.
The lots bought were in Anderson
county, and amounted to about
On a Boom.
Dresden is on a boom. There is a
probability that a handsome 18,000
brick school building will be erected at
an early date, and a move is on foot
to locate a chair and furniture factory
there. During the past week a wagon
factory and a harness factory were
secured for the town. The citizens
have organized a business league and
are putting forth an earnest effort to
build up the town.
Confederate Reunion.
The Warren McDonald Bivouac
Confederate Veretans have perfected
arrangements for their reunion at
Kenton on October 4 and 5, the date
being changed from the 8th. The Sons
and Daughters of the Confederacy will
also participate in the reunion, which
promises to be one of the most enjoy
able in the history of the organiza
tion. Glandera In Fayette and Hardeman.
Dr. Scheibler, of Memphis, State
veterinarian, reports an epidemic of
glanders among the live stock In por
tions of Hardeman and Fayevce coun
ties. Capt. Dunn, live stock commis
sioner, has ordered some of the in
fected animals killed.
Furnace Company Chartered.
Secretary of State Morton nas grant
ed a charter to the Red River Furnace
Company of Montgomery county, with
$200,000 capital stock.
liody Servant of Gen. Jackson Dead.
Alfred Jackson, the body servant of
Gen. Andrew Jackson, and the last of
his race, died at the Hermitage last
week, aged 98. He ate a hearty sup
per and was apparently in good health
a short time before his death.
Dead at 86.
Charles E. "Ward, aged 86, died
last week at the Hamilton county
poorhouse. He was born in Baltimore
and came of an aristocratic English
family. For a number of years he was
an associate of Adams in the organiza
tion and direction of the affairs of the
Adams Express Company. Ward was
possessed of a fortune but invested it
in the bonds of the Confederate State's
government and lost it. He made
several attempts to recoup after the
war but failed.
Killed His Son-ln-Law.
At Cross Plains a few. days ago John
Strickland, a well known farmer, shot
and instantly killed his son-in-law,
Ewing Chandler. The latter's wife
had left him and returned to her
father, and Chandler had gone there
to create a disturbance, when the
tragedy occurred. He was advancing
on his father-in-law with an open
knife, when he was shot twice, once
through the heart and once through
the head.
Military Matters.
Adjt.-Gen. Brandon has commission
ed W. F. May to be second lieutenant
of Company F, Fifth Tennessee regi
ment. May resides at Lawrenceburg
and was recently elected to fill the
vacancy caused by a resignation.
Capt. S. O. Murphy, formerly of the
First Tennessee and a veteran of the
Spanish-American war, has petitioned
Adjt-Gen. Brandon . for authority to
raise a company in Springfield, and
the same has been granted. His com
pany, when mustered in, will be at
tached to the Fifth Tennessee.
Maj. T. II. Cummings, formerly of
the Second Tennessee, which was mus
tered into service during. the late war
with Spain, has been granted author
ity by Adjt,-Gen. Brandon to organize
a company of infantry in Nashville.
It will be attached to the Fifth Ten
nessee. A Valuable iearl.
Marion M. Ford, of Elmwood, is the
proud owner of the finest fresh water
pearl In the world. It is perfectly
round and white, weighs 116 grains,
haa a fine luster, and is the size of a
large "ring man" boys use in playing
marbles. A New York man went to
see Mr. Ford to buy the gem, but he
would not price it. He told M. Ford
the pearl had no equal in the world.
Mr. Ford paid for it the highest price
ever paid in this country for a pearl.
$2,000, and says the man could have
gotten $10,000 iusjt as easily.
m fflimi
News From the Wounded President
Continues of an Encourag
ing Character.
The Belief Prevails That the Presi
dent Will Recover, and That Be
lief is Reflected in the Counte
nances of Visitors LmTing the
Utlltnrn Home nt Buffalo.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., Sept.
9. The following bulletin was issued
by the physicians at 9:20 a. m.: "The
president's condition is becoming
more and more satisfactory. Unto
ward incidents are less liKeij- to oc
cur. Pulse 122; temperature 1D0.1
degrees; respiration 28.
P. M. R1XEY.
Secretary to the president."
The Bulletin of the Doctors Was
Awaited With Much Anxiety.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., Sept,
9. The doctors began assembling
about eight o'clock, and it was 9:lo
before any of them came away from
the Milburn house. Pending their
conferences, there was an anxious
wait. Several visitors arrived, includ
ing ex-Postmaster-General Bissell and
Chas. P. Sanger. Mr. Bissell was one
of the first to emerge from "the house
after the doctors had completed their
consultation, and in a brief general
way he summarized the situation by
saying that the conditions were favor
able, although he had no details. A
few moments later Dr. Roswell Park
and Secretary Wilson came out to
gether. Dr. Park answered the many
inquiries with a cheerful and very
positive assurance of confidence. "The
situation is entirely satisfactory,"
said he, "and there are no symptoms
to cause alarm."
No CaORP for Apprehension.
He was asked if the earlier bulle
tin referring to the president's "some
what restless night" warranted any
"Not in the least," h? replied. "It
is entirely natural that a patient in
the president's condition should have
some periods of restlessness. But he
is receiving no anaesthetics. He is
fully conscious at all times when he
is awake, and his mind is clear."
Conversation Prohibited.
When asked if the president con
versed with those about him, the doc
tor said the patient was quite able to
talk and did so as far as the physi
cians permitted, although they were
reluctant to permit him to sap any
of his energy in this way.
Secretary Wilson, who moved on
down Delaware avenue, while Dr.
Park was talking to the newspaper
men, was overjoyed with the word
which the physicians had brought
from the sick room.
"The President Will Get Well."
"The president will get well," he
said several times. "I feel it and I
am sure the doctors now feel it. Of
course, the danger point has not been
passed, but the. continued absence of
unfavorable symptoms strengthens
our hope. The period for peritonitis
to appear is rapidly passing away and
there is not a sign of inflammation.
The promptness with which the opera
tion was performed and the skill
with which it was accomplished are
telling their story. The tissues were
sutured so quickly that they proba
bly began to heal immediately. The
president's good health and the, long
life of careful living behind him are
in his favor; but above all, his in
domitable will and his fine courage
are the factors counted upon to pull
him through. He has made up his
mind to live, and live he will. The
rise in his temperature during the
night was somewhat disturbing, but
his febril condition is better, and our
hopes continue in the ascendant. The
fact that his slumber during the night
was restless is not to be wondered at.
All the conditions under which he is
living are abnormal. The water and
liquid nourishment which he is re
ceiving are being administered hypo
dermically, and this fact alone would
account for his restlessness."
Dr. Mynter's Opinion.
Dr. Herman Mynter came from the
Milburn house at 9:30. He said:
"Everything is satisfactory. Every
hour that passes with no decidedly
unfavorable results is encouraging
and indicate of final recovery."
Dr. Eugene Wasdin,-another of the
consultation staff, emerged from the
house a few minutes later." He said:
"There are no distressing symptoms.
The restlessness of the patient dur
ing the night is not serious and is
to be expected when it is understood
that he slept during the day Sunday."
Abner McKinley, brother of the
president, arrived at the house of Mr.
Slilburn at 10:05 and was immediately
Feellns of Satisfaction Prevailed.
Senator Fairbanks and Comptroller
of tl Currency Dawes came from
the house together and their smiling
faces indicated the satisfaction pre
vailing among those nearest the pres
ident. "Splendid splendid," aid . Senator
Fairbanks, referring to the doctors
last report. Just then Abner Mc
Kinley and several friends arrived,
and there was an interesting group on
the lawn, with the tall, figure of Sen
ator Fairbanks in the center, and
Messrs. McKinley and Dawes on either
side. The good news from the sick
room was imparted to the president's
brother and the latter's friends, and
all joined in heartfelt expressions of
relief. When Abner McKinley came
ffom the house at 10:45 he repeated
the expressions of confidence given
by those who had preceded him, but
added no new details on the situa
tion. Senator Hanns;Felt Happy.
Senator Hanna drove up as Mr. Mc
Kinley left. The senator seemed to
be in a happy frame of mind, as the
satisfactory bulletin had already
reached him.
When a number of photographers
leveled their camera at him, he smil
ingly asked: "How many a times a
day do you fellows expect to do that
to me?"
Myron T. Herrick, who accompanied
him, added the jocular comment: "In
stead of the .camera, you had better
put the X rays on the senator."
Those passing remarks reflected the
happy state of feeling which pre
vailed among those near the presi-deut.
Confidence Desinnlnr to Be Kelt in
Ultimate Recovery.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., Sept.
9. President McKinley's condition
Monday morning was so favorable
that it dispelled almost the last shade
of doubt and apprehension and led
those nearest him to make the most
eonfident predictions of his recovery.
The official bulletins from the physi
cians as well as the authoritative
statements of those in most intimate
relation with the presidential house
hold gave certainty to the feeling
that the worst phases of the crisis
were about over.
Temporary Apprehension Dispelled.
The tone of the early bulletin in re
ferring to the president's somewhat
restless night gave temporary appre
hension, but this was speedily dis
pelled by the results of the consulta
tion held by the doctors, from eight
to nine o'clock and officially an
nounced at the latter hour. This dis
closed a marked improvement in the
pulse and temperature. Aside from
these pathological features, the doc
tors gave the cheering information,
free from all technicalities of science,
that the president's condition was be
coming more and more satisfactory
and that untoward symptoms were
becoming less likely. Besides their
official, signed utterances, the doc
tors gave individual expressions rein
forcing the buoyant and confident
tone. They made known, too,' that the
president's mind was clear, his men
tal faculties as vigorous as ever ready
to talk with the doctors, but they re
strained, him to a considerable, extent.
Produced Keeling of Confidence.
These positive assurances gave to
the members of the cabinet and to
the relatives and nearest friends of
the president, a feeling of confidence
little short of absolute certainty that
the president was now well on the
way to recovery. Without exception,
those who came from the Milburn
house expressed this same confident
view. Among those who called to re
ceive . the good news and then to re
peat it to the many anxious watchers,
were Attorney-General Knox, Secre
tary 'Wilson, Postmaster-General
Charles Emory Smith, Senator Han
na, Abner McKinley, Myron T. Her
rick, Senator Fairbanks, Comptroller
Dawes and many others holding the
closest relations with the president.
Mrs. McKinley Permitted to Par l
Brief Visit to her Husband.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., Sept.'
9. Mrs. McKinley was admitted to
the sick om Monday morning and
had a brief stay with her affiicted
husband. The veil of domestic priva
cy is, of course, thrown over the de
tails of the meeting. Mrs. McKinley
bore up well and displayed the same
fortitude which has characterized
her, as well as the president, since the
tragic event occurred. Although there
have been statements that Mrs. Mc
Kinley has not been apprised of the
manner in which the president was
injured, it can be stated, positively,
that she is fully aware that he was
shot, although it has not been neces
sary to dwell upon the harrowing de
tails of the affair.
The President Able to Tarn Himself
Without Pnln.
Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., Sept.
9. As indicating the growing
strength of the president, the follow
ing incident" of the morning is relat
ed by one of those inside the Mil
burn house familiar with the facts.
Mr. McKinley had been lying for a
long time in one position, but during
the morniner he asked -if lie could
change this position. The doctors in
attendance gave their assent, where
upon the president changed his posi
tion by his own effort, without diffi
culty and without pain.
The Outlook Still Grows Favorable.
Milburn House, Buffalo, NY., Sept
9. Attornev'-General Knox and Post
master-General Smith came from the
Milburn house at 2:45. Thev were
hisrhlv pleased at the outlook, as Dr
Rixev. who is constantly with the
president, told Mr. Knox that when
the other phvsicians came for the
three o'clock consultation they would
be delighted with the situation-
Folly of Allowing Forebodings of
Evil to Influence Action.
Dr. Talmasre In His Sermon Declares
the Life of Every Stan, Woman
and Child to Be Closely
Under Divine Care.
Copyright. 1901, by Louis Klopsch, N. T.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage
shows the folly of allowing forebod
ings to influence us and how expec
tation of evil weakens and destroys.
Text, Matthew 6:34: "Sufficient unto
the day is the evil thereof."
The life of every man, woman and
child is as closely under Divine care
as though such person were the only
man, woman or child. There are no
accidents. As there is a law of storms
in the natural world, so there is a
law of trouble, a law of disaster, a
law of misfortune; but the majority
of the troubles of life are imaginary,
and the most of those anticipated
never come. At any rate, there is no
cause of complaint against God. See
how much He has. done to make you
happv. His sunshine filling the earth
with glory, making rainbow for the
storm and halo for the- mountain,
greenness for the moss, saffron for
the cloud and crystal for the billow
and procession of bannered flame
through the opening gates of the
morning, chaffinches to sing, rivers
t glitter, seas to chant and springs
to blossom, and overpowering all
other sounds with its song and over
arching all other splendor with its
triumph, covering up all other beauty
with its garlands and outfiashing all
thrones with its dominion deliver
ance for a lost world through the
Great Redeemer.
I discourse of the sin of borrow
ing trouble.
First, such a habit of mind and
heart is wrong, because it puts one
into a despondency that ill fits him
for dutv. I planted two rosebushes
in my garden; the one thrived beau
tifully, the other perished. I found
the dead one on the shady side of the
house. Our dispositions, like our
plants, need sunshine. Expectancy
of repulse is the cause of many sec
ular and religious failures. Fear of
slander and abuse has often invited
all the long-beaked vxiltures of scorn
and backbiting. Many of the misfor
tunes of life, like hyenas, flee if you
courageously meet them.
How poorly prepared for religious
duty is a man who sits down under
the gloom of expected misfortune! If
he prays, he says: "I do not think I
shall be answered. If he gives, he
says: "I expect they will steal the
money." Helen Chalmers told me
that her father, Thomas Chalmers, in
the darkest hour of the history of
the Free church of Scotland and when
the woes of the land seemed to weigh
upon his heart, said to his children:
Come, let us go out and play ball or
fly kite," and the only difficulty in
the play was that the children could
not keep up with their father. The
McCheynes and the Summerfields of
the church who did the most good
toiled in the sunlight. Away with the
horrors! They distill poison; they
dig graves, and if they could climb
so high they would drown the re
joicings of Heaven with sobs and
You will have nothing but misfor
tune in the future if you sedulously
watch for it. How shall a man catch
the right kind of -fish if he arranges
his line and hook and bait to catch
lizards and water serpents? Hunt for
bats and hawks, and bats and hawks
you will find. Hunt for robin red
breasts, and you will find robin red
breasts. One night an eagle and an
owl got into fierce battle. The eagle,
umised to the night, was no match
for the owl, which is most at home
in the darkness, and the king of the
air fell helpless. But the morning
rose, and with it rose the eagle, and
the owls and the nighthawks and the
bats came a second time to the com
bat. Now, the eagle in the sunlight,
with a stroke of his talons and a
great cry, cleared the air, and his en
emies, with torn feathers and
splashed with blood, tumbled into
the thickets. Ye are the children of
light. In the night of despondency
you will have no chance against your
enemies that flock up from beneath;
but, trusting in God and standing in
the sunshine of the promises, you
shall "renew your youth like the
Again,- the habit of borrowing
trouble is wrong because it has a
tendency to make us overlook pres
ent blessing. To slake man's thirst
the rock is cleft and cool waters leap
into his brimming cup. To feed his
hunger the fields bow down with
bending wheat, and the cattle come
from the clover pastures to give him
milk, and the orchards yellow and
ripen, casting their juicy fruits into
his lap. Alas, that amid such exuber-i
ance of blessing man should growl
as though he were a soldier on half
rations or a sailor on short allow
ance; that a man should stand neck
deep, in harvests looking forward to
famine; that one should feel the
strong pulses of health marching
with regular tread through all the
avenus of life and yet tremble at the
expected assault of sickness; that a
man should sit in his pleasant home,
fearful that ruthless want will some
day rattle the broken window sash
with tempest and sweep the coals
from the hearth and pour hunger
into the bread tray; that a man fed
by Him who owns all the harvests
should expect to starve; that one
whom God loves and surrounds with
benediction and attends with angelic
escort and hovers over with more
than motherly fondness should be
looking for a heritage of tears! Has
God been hard with thee that thou
shouldst be foreboding? Has He
stinted thy board? Has lie covered
thee with rags? Has He spread
traps for thy feet,. and galled thy
cup, and rasped thy . 60ul, and
wrecked thee with storm, and thun
dered upon thee with a life full of
If your father or brother come into
your bank where gold and silver are
lying about, you do not watch them,
for you know they are honest, but if
an entire stranger come by the safe
you keep your eye on him, for you
do not know his designs. So some
men treat God; not as a father, but
a stranger, and act suspiciously to
ward Him. It is high time you began
to thank God for present blessing.
Thank Him for your children, happy,
buoyant and bounding. Praise Him
for your home, with its fountain of
song and laughter. Adore Him for
morning light and evening1 shadow.
Praise Him for fresh, cool water bub
bling from the rock, leaping in the
cascade, soaring in the mist, falling
in the shower, dashing against the
rock and clapping its hands in the
tempest. Love Him for the grass that
cushions the earth and the clouds
that curtain the sky and the foliage
that waves in the forest. Thank Him
for a Bible to read and a Saviour to
Many Christians think it a bad sign
to be jubilant and their work of self
examination is a hewing down of their
brighter experiences. Like a boy with
a new jackknife, hacking everything
he comes across, so their self-examination
is a religious cutting to pieces of
the greenest things they can lay their
hands on. They imagine they are do
ing God's service when they are going
about borrowing trouble, and borrow
ing it at 30 per cent., which is always
a sure precursor of bankruptcy.
Again, the habit of borrowing trou
ble is wrong because the present is suf
ficiently taxed with trial. God sees
that we all need a certain amount of
trouble, and so he apportions it for all
the days and years of our life. Also
for the policy of gathering it all up for
one day or year! Cruel thing to put
upon the back of one camel all the
cargo intended for the entire caravan.
I never look at my memorandum book
to see what engagements and duties
are far ahead. Let every week bear its
own burdens. The shadows of to-day
are thick enough. Why implore the
presence of other shadows? The cup
is already distasteful. Why halloo to
disasters far distant to come and
wring out more gall in the bitterness?
Are we such champions that, having
won the belt in former encounters, we
can go forth to challenge all the fu
ture? Here are business men just able to
manage affairs as they now are. They
can pay their rent and meet their notes
and manage affairs as they now are,
but how if a panic should come and
my investments should fail? Go to
morrow and write on your daybook
or on j-our ledger, on your money safe:
"Sufficient unto the day is the evil
thereof." Do not worry about notes
that are far from due. Do not pile up
on your counting desk the financial
anxieties of the next 20 years. The
God who has taken care of your world
ly occupation, guarding your store
from the torch of the incendiary and
the key of the burglar, will be as faith
ful in 1910 as in 1901. God's hand is
mightiejr than the machinations of
stock gamblers or the plots of political
demagogues or the right arm of revo
lution, and the darkness will fly and
the storm fall dead at his feet.
So there are persons in feeble health,
and they are worried about the fu
ture. They make out very well now,
but they are bothering themselves
about future pleurisies and rheuma
tisms and neuralgias and fevers. Their
eyesight is feeble, and they are wor
ried unless they entirely lose it. Their
hearing is indistinct, and they are
alarmed lest they beoonte entirely
deaf. They feel chilly to-day and are
expecting an attack of typhoid. They
have been troubled for weeks with
some perplexing malady and dread be
coming lifelong invalids. Take care
of your health now and trust God for
the future. Be'not guilty of the blas
phemy of asking Him to take care of
you while you sleep with your windows
tight down or eat chicken salad at 11
o'clock at night or sit down on a cake
of ace to cool off. Be prudent, and
then be confident. Sonne of the sickest
people have been the most useful. It
was so with Payson, who died deaths
daily; and Robert Hall, who used to
stop in the midst of his sermon and
lie down on the pulpit sofa to rest
and then go on again. Theodore Fre
linghuysen had a great horror of dying
till the time came and then went peace
fully. Take care of the present, and
let the future lookout for itself. "Suf
ficient unto the day is the evil there
Again, the habit of borrowing mis
fortune is wrong because it unfits us
for it when it actually does come. We
cannot always have smooth sailing.
Life's path will sometimes tumble
among declivities and mount a steep
and be thorn pierced. Judas will kiss
our cheek and then sell us for 30 pieces
of silver. Human scorn will try to
crucify us between two thieves. We
will hear the iron gate of the sepulcher
creak and grind as it shuts in our
kindred. But we cannot get ready for
these things by f orbodings. They who
fight imaginary foes will come out of
breath into conflict with the armed dis
asters of the future. Their ammuni
tion will have" been wasted long before
they come under the guns of real mis
fortune. Boys in attempting to jump
a wall sometimes go so far back in or
der to get impetus that when they
come up -they are exhausted, and) these
long races in order to get spring
enough to vault trouble bring us up at
last to the dreadful reality with our
strength gone.
Finally, the habit of borrowing
trouble is wrong because it is.unbelief .
God has promised to take care of us.'
The Bible blooms with assurance.
Your hunger will be fed; your sickness '
will be alleviated; your sorrows will
be healed. God will sandal your feet
and smooth your path, and along by
frowning crag and opening grave
sound the voices of victory and good
cheer. The summer clouds that seem
thunder charged really carry in their
bosom harvests of wheat and shock
of corn and vineyards purpling for the-
winepress. The wrathful wave will
kiss the feet of the great Storm Walk
er. Our great Joshua will command,
and above your soul the sum of pros
perity will stand still. Bleak and wave
struck Patmos shall have apocalyptic
vision, and you shall hear the cry of
elders and the sweep of wings and
trumpets of salvation and the voice of
halleluiah unto God forever.
Your way may wind along dangerous
bridle paths and amid wolf 's howl an
the creamof the vulture, but the way
still winds upward till angels guard it,
and trees of life overarch it, and
thrones line it, and crystalline foun
tains leap on it, and the pathway ends
at gates that are pearland streets that-
are gold and temples that are always
open andi hills that quake with per
petual song and a city mingling for
ever Sabbath and jubilee and triumphi
and coronation.
Let pleasure chant her siren song;
'Tis not the song for me.
To weeping It will turn ere long,
For this is Heaven's decree.
But there Is a song the ransomed alvg
To Jesus, their exalted King.
With joyful heart and tongue.
Oh, that's the song for me!
Courage, my brother! The father
father does not give to his son at
school enough money to last him sev
eral years, but, as the bills for tuition
and board and clothing and books corner
in, pays them. So God will not give you
grace all at once for the future, but
will meet all your exigencies as they
come. Through earnest prayer trust
Him. People ascribe the success of a.
ce-'tain line of steamers to business
skill and know not the fact that when
that line of steamers started the wife
of the proprietor passed the whole of
each day when a steamer started in
prayer to God for its safety and tho
success of the line. Put everything in
God's hands and leave it there. Larg .
interest money to pay will soon eat up
a farm, a store, an estate, and the in
terest on borrowed troubles will
swamp anybody. "Sufficient unto the
day is the evil thereof."
Some Do It in a Grandiloquent Maf..
ner and Fail to Make an
Impression. -
All sorts of men in all kinds of
conditions have made love to rue.
While I won't say that I loved theni
all in return, they that is those
who sent me fruits and flowers and
bonbons, not diamonds and gems.
succeeded best with me. Stage wom
en don't want big things; it is the
trifles that touch their hearts, says
Marie Dressier, in St. Louis Post
Dispatch. Handsome men have never succeed
ed with me. They are generally too
overbearing and make you feel as if
they did you a favor by. making love
to you. The little gentlemanly thinga
a man does win a woman's heart.
I like a man who lakes his hat off
in my presence and the cigar out of
his mouth the moment I come near
him; who rises from the table and
remains standing while I am being
I like the man who divines when I
feel a draft and gets up to shut the 1
window even if it is in a garden.
The man who wants to win my
heart mustn't do these things only
for a few weeks, while I am getting1
interested in him, but keep right on
doing them.
The straightest way to a woman's
heart is by small and gentlemanly
courtesies. It never fails. The man
who showers diamonds and costly
presents upon a woman is usually
very ostentatious about it. The fel
low who comes along with a bunch
of flowers or a bonbon box makes
you feel as if you did him an honor
to accept his present. He'll win
where the other will get the -cold
Love-making is an art which worn
en understand much better than men.
Marie Dressier, in St. Louis Post
Dispatch. KiKhttnir Yellow Fever.
If the ship enters the mouth of the
Mississippi with a clean bill of healtls
and no sickness on board she is al
lowed to - proceed to quarantine.
There the quarantine officer and hia
assistant physician go aboard. Tha
reports of the master and physician
are received first. Then the crew ia
mustered, the roll is called, and, a.f
each man's name is reached, he steps
out of line and extends his arm to
the physician, who feels his pulse,
and if the slightest abnormality L
uetected indicative of fever the clin
ical thermometer is used at once to
get the degree of fever. Earl Mays,
In Leslie's Monthly.
Burial Stopped by- Bees.
While the body of a child was beinff
lowered into a grave at Salem, Ind., a
swarm of bees attacked the mourner
and drove them away. It was only;
after dark that the sexton and hia
attendants were able to return to com
plete the burial, the bees remaining1
at the grave until the gloom of night
caused them to depart.
"We call our little southern branch!
railway the G. O. P."
"What's that for?"
"Get out and push." Chicago Reo-e
ord-Herald, .
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