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OHKKNttOtlO. ■ i MISSISSIPPI.
A LITTLE WORD.
-rrlbb' tun«u«'«i (>t
t their rnlKhty power*?
head* nt all
Ah,
»I Imlf «.war»' «
«Ulk«'
th»* hint may
j. at m»
\Vh< ! «•
all"
nr A {»«In
. live o'er
< y« r think of ih#> sorrow
orttired heart ha« to
Tin
Ht. j
word—'though for
\
e light -Mpoki
n life «firn** pNM ah«me
l:ili
hll'k
til ant cd
have
V
i-rokcu.
What i» «tilf
t.r<l In tight ne?
ly « litt'»* w
eeri Rl|rr»'d,
«Ink«
r.y B
! v shttfl nt
A
ThO
I VOiHI
I • : » W
> ï nminl, the fool, t
They pierce t he lui» II of t In» «r< at
Vain Is ih»< buckler of wind
th** pit lie»« point
' curl with a i
t he hertrl drip* hi
Phn
b
and prl t»
T !<*• Hi
l, *î r J j tihi'i'l the
Ah.
, what he
What river« ->f »»loud
■en w 1 lrr**d
ru
in
Hub* word
IJ •
».•n«b*r »<
A l<imll y word .mm<
\ lrtiu rt k>i"*n:
lv l.
h»*«d
hrlUK tin*
d, w Uh iil>h <
'
« nd
?i the f-'f a friend ! n« t «*a■ t
Tin V
'1 h «' heart Ho
-«*fl with pitHRloi
111 flln».', al Hu ii ktioi K. Its portal« wl !♦-.
-I the
at tillKhtn
And I Ik
that
Will
Whttt I. »
Will
« Il In fi fountain of < hlMllke («•
griefs I
rivers of love b
■i'll nr
«M stirred,
•<1 in kindness spoken,
u Utile word.
i : v
Hy only
•—N.
ri«Hj
DORCH. ®
«
%
P
plain, little
IV
OUR DoreU.
Dorcli!
v could a
She
beauty, but h
ho lind
tk«
girl lay eliiim to good !
ungo\ ernable
iiirl.v piert'in^«ni.v ■■
ml li ?
ueh
«'deeming
ut even the
fjunlity of a fine figure.
ile
re higli ami
lier «linulder«
lind hei
fe. t large.
line of
this \mi if of u big city, the dwell
of the
hielt, starting out straight
xlynrd, took
• ut
of the to
i silent, for neither
mid pass there, and
• • cur ran
«•hi r.
streel
e*l.
tmpa
ix blocks
the In
I
A street
a big. rambling
fini
ud turned toward th»
mi,Mm
ist
hM«' it was ended abruptly u
n 1 miildedown wharf, whose rafters
safe, and whose rot- ,
1« il fiooring ( rumbled nnd slant«'«! ;
inure nnd more after curb spring season !
of high water.
i i'i'i
b
barf." bad bail itsday of !
clinidrrV
s« tulm-SK, when long
th. river
J
j ■ ; • • > pe ri t y :
•oui barges fr
1 moor against and
around it. crowding out temporarily
the nv>
ould e«
• i
•r goelettts and «and sell
sctl to
w hose fax
rite biitmt it
te i
day u gone by.
nt old .la
•que« Schnider. a
V
aiire.v\d Alsatian, erected back of it.il
across the levee, the best lodging house
for sailors
fine meals and
•n in all that
er
part «•! town, wlier
good lads were to be bad for a fe
lulls','
energetic, practical
nnd hard-working, leaned his wharf
ted his rooms, waxed rotund
Sclii.iiler,
So,
nml v
>
Jute autumn evening- suddenly disup
rife that
ith years, and then
ml rich
peared.
Simm s of various kinds r
he had fallen into the river nnd bee
*d, for the last time lie had
standing out
die
Jacques was
on t he edgi* of ii is vv harf.
Inc
Then, again, It was said he had been
murdered, for he bad had a great qutir-1
1T| with II lii K Knit iifkv cmlhfiiver (Ire
tiny In'fore hi* <liMi|>p™.-it>re; or Hint
ho hm) oomtitilU'cl Miioitk*. Hol nobody
believed that. Aud some said, finally
lhat lie had run off to
distant city
to !»• nuit» with bi» M-Oldinff, tianb
«I. inki.iR «ifr, nml pmlk-tlon« wore
innili 1 that lit* would soon turn up.
Kilt .lucqurs Si'hnidcr did not turn up,
nor »„» hr »rrn n K oiu.
Doreh. thru n tod, Hin« mitr re.,-or
.. . V, i .
• vear old. grew steadily and slow
, * , , , , , *
Jy, under hard and adverse circum
stances, from year to year developing
traits of shrewdness ami intrepidity
inherited from her dead father, until
from the age of 12 she occupied a queer
nml ccmmamliug position among the
street a nibs and poor trades folks iu
that deserted quarter of the city.
Of course, it was
hich made such
Doreh'« mother?
in and absinthe >
reek «»f the oK»e sturdy peasant wom
an, whom a few of the older dwellers
amoi'D the shifting' population of the
"quartier" remembered as having been
large and quite handsome.
Doubtless it was not ««» much tern
K
s'alife,ungaard
*td acur thal a as

per .is the fiery spirits of alcohol cours
ing through her veins nnd mingling
with her equally fiery mcridinnl
blood which made her rave ami rant
nml ill-treat Doreh, until some neigh
bor would interfere wiili ttireats of
the police, or. better still, until l'ere
Dorian, u pale-fat rel. slender young
parish priest, absorbed in the greot
work of Christianity, would come hur
ried up, and with vibrant voice and
looks id »tern indignation would say,
while stroking the dark hair of tlie
weeping child:
"Vous »eres damnée, Kloise Schulder.
"Thôu »halt fall into the dark and
lioltomless pit for thy cruelty to thine
own fntherleSB child. Aeither wilt thou
have the absinthe thym wilt crave when
dow n below."
Shivering with fear and crooning out
her terror In moans and lamentations,
Dutch's mother, suddenly sobered,
wonld then crouch in a huddled mass
on the floor, and it was the child's min
UUstlag hand and her encouraranant
whlah would finally bring back bar be
•ottedmoihar to a maudlin legist and
tsrrtood Nfiaatana*,
Em ta g g 1 »* 5 ™ 1
ed aadUh-w
be bright b;
and more aelf-reiiant and matured be
yond her year«.
It win one e>cuing when Doreh wa*
leading a marching band of «treet
urchins for she wan ever a leader in
ail gain«*« und ali enterprise«- that u
ourimiH iiiKpiration came to Durch,
which gate her unbounded influence
throughout the neighborhood
companion« and
er, who
confine« of the unknown.
I'mler D
fa«t approaching the
•I»'» ieader»bip that late
« gathering of «tm»t
her
her l**HoUed moth
full e'ening
rrchln« bud rnarclted tmfl «ling "Ail
um Are Alike to Me" mid other pojm
Jur dittie« until they found t ln*ms»*ives
grouped on the slant Ing nnd rickety ©Id
wharf overhanging the water. Schni-!
harf was the Inst piece of prop
erty «till belonging to Durch, all the
gooil heritage left by JacqucH Schnider
lun Ing been sacrificed, vvaMed aild «pent
bv Kloihe, her motiier.
As is umjiiT with wning nnd old. of
i all nationalities and «il ein«««»«, conte
(if
•n«|u«T*a
: tiMi and dispute« arose aver «orne
imagined grievance, and soon a tem
pest broke forth in the group of young
the dccuvlng wharf of old
Jacques Schnider.
it h hot
' st
•Mli-/.
•ill
ct off
wharf,"
rdc red I birch, menacingly, '
nth nnd a «tump of her foot.
»ereil Gaston, a big bully
longer, and your dad's
* it to von?''
My father,"
rith a deep nngv«r
Ibidnng in her eye«. "And lie u
"V
and a poitr
. a« ix usually t he cuhc.
like that!
"V
W eil,
hiirf ?
; Tilin'
.dead.
vourti
U ho gi
"Who gnve it to
answered Doivli,
j
1
i-*»
her»* h<* i
Initl,
beast.
i 11 '
•id 1
ill cull him right here this
nit and see."
Ute.
Ru«l»llig to the edge of tint crumbling
Doreh gave a
11*1, prolong'Ml
ph.tfo,
ny, u weird call.
; Hie rimhing rive
at ers of
In< h the
I length
gurgling tide
r caught up
hile the ,
iaround the deep, «unke
J mured hoarse
•nt.
\lid ns the i
I of the darkening e' ruing a tail, d»v i «pit
old fig
med out.
I e\ lilt« lit
ccompuni
died off iu the s
!<1 tel! ft
e for
it et
here. I».
! j|,„ I),
iv
called. What
«•r the chiIdre ï
With sei«
replied
er each other, do
iimbiing
«, leaving
einl in
out the dark
her
all lihantoi
Gill the
«.eiil ion
had evoked fri
rebuild
•IVie Dorian, i would
ut us
moorirq
w nur I it mi leanij i
for the fishing bourn from Harn
•liooners from
Id l get the n
th the sage p<
anh<H*d some feu day
e\e- hhinihg and her face set and de
terininrd. albeit her ye.
der and few
Rut experience and trouble had made
beyond her brief summers
Where
q 1rs
t'.oucd Doroh
itv
spict
later, her
• re still ten* i
uf existe
t lever
agiugly. "How came $
"1 must take eare of her. you know." j
d j
j
her wise fs
"A good plan, little Doreh. and
mi id Father Dorian, encour
by it?"
!
Id iu g su gel y.
•h,
said D«
«T make money, and
do like father; 1
I cannot leave» her to go to work. It is i
harf. Fere, not half as bad j
How could 1 repair
-Till a g
as it
lease it ?"
see,*' ruminated Pere
"Well, let
j
bet me thiuk it over a little. Durch,
to have your w harf !
that the boats and goelettes )
Dorian.
v i II find
load there I
d keep
mended s
ill come back again to
if you v\ ill make me a promise
it."
So Doreh promised.
The money paid by Ihr goélettes was
I t«* l»e kept by Fere Dorian, and not
given over to her mother to be wasted
old attend
. and squandered. She
1 school, get better clothes, and
I spend her active young life i
drudgery nml in
longer
hard
seless struggle to
F.loise Schnider from the clutches
| H'**
i h*r hard nml fast, soul nnd body.
ill not leave her alone for long.
i, that evil hnbit which held
l
, never, l'ere, declared Doreh,
ill listen to me now, Fere;
No.
j
" nm *
I "<' (l M" - "' n If* " ith ,i,nr -"
j' Aml >* ,lm, i ,,orrh '"' M''''™'!
j R pn ' Oorinn.
Doreh shook her head and laughed,
but would not tell what was this new
»on.i.-rfnl power wlm-1. »he bin
] tu " v, ' r h,,r
j "'other.
,1 "' rr!|r iborhood ...on kurw of
! I,n " »''"''l h»* 1 rnllrd on her dr.d («•
' h, ' r ' Bl 'j ll0 ' v he , ll " < '
ing Tinder the nlmrf nt her bidding,
I , , . . ,
and how he would again come whenever
j ^ r
}
!
!
!
, ^
!.i
ulfd him
No um» «aw Mm iu any of his old
surr Do roh
linwuts. but every one vv
; on I«! call him and he would come.
s nil fjray, and had some
j thint; in his arms," described one of tho
boy.« who had run away down Old
*c street when the man rose up from
the water.
lie
"I .ni from the east. A painter, and
I h.rc come down here lo nmke sketch
es of your winding river nnd your
picturesque jumble of old street» and
wide-balconied houses, your bright
skies nnd your picturesque people,"
explained a stranger some evenings
later to IVrf Dorian, ns they stood to
gether on either side of the small
wooden gnte of the I'resbytere garden,
which was next to the Church of «)ur
Isidy, not far from Doreh'» tumble
down wharf.
"See you anything worthy to be put
in a picture In this poor part of the
city?" asked the young priest, with a
melancholy »mile.
"Here on the outskirts of the town I»
a poor population, and where poverty
dwells sorrow dwells, and little of
beiutiful or of what would look well
in a picture."
"You are vastly mistaken," said the
artist. "I sketched a scene last week
which will make • striking picture.
"A group of your children of the
streets, so different from those of on<
corthern cities, were at play on yonder
old broken wharf. Thar* was it
quarrel, and a young girl ran out to the
edge which overhangs tho water and
talked. The setting aun streaming
across tha rim struck fall upon bar,
and bin was a beautiful face."
"Doreh?* exclaimed Pere Dorian tn
aurprlse. "Why, Doreh la plala and
nffly ! Unt tha child Ma a (fand aature
tod »IT that—wrest, and brats, abdi
( IMV toMM
"She ban «tit to me twice, and you will
aee that on canvas her» ia a wonderful
personality. What power and vigor of
mind and body lie bidden in the child."
"Ho I have thought," mused the
priest; "great power and great good*
nese."
Tbe bright, ion# afternoon-wag draw
r that fuimnc'*
ing to a clo*p, and
had gone and the early d«y« arf autumn
were upon the land, ripening the red
jef'jjeH of the magnolia tree«, bringing
! out the Inst rkh bloom of the jopesndd
i in# deeper coloring to *ky tint«, and
foretüt» with brilliant
! lingering the
! ivd« aud brown«, it was a tint** uud op*
! port unity for the «ketche« of the artist
! from the east.
"We will «troll down to the river."
! «aid IN re Dorian, (ducking a. full blown
tea ron* and clo«ing «ecurojy bis little
! wooden gate behind him, for there
v, ere goats in the neighborhood which
would surely get in to nibble his ini
j gnonette and «wed olive if they could,
*nt down by the
* running toward
lia rf; women were «tanli
the doorsteps curiously craning
■ the cause, and
There
excitei
j Schnider'«
; jpg on
; to disc
j group of boys and girls dashed by, call
ing to the priest to hurry,
[ Running quickly f
ml the artist
nter. People
1 urbulent
aril IV re Do ri
en rious scene.
Standing on a «waving plank, protrud
; big beyond tin* crumbling edge of the
j old wharf, stood a large wo
ï witli drink, wildly gesticulating, sing
j big and breaking into terrible threats
j ( ,|* insane laught* r, threatening if ap
j pcooebed to throw herself into the
an. crazed
; rushing
And j:
nt«
side to side.
! keeping hut n preeariou« footing on the
swaying plank, «he jeered in mad ai\ger
I« she «
! ;«nd pointed «le
\ .it Doreh,
ho
d entveat
r handsnn
bark from
■ f the surging
ringing he
ir that she come
si
;
er the
( |,. fM
•. for
•ound Sri"!ai
lent depth of waff!
th«
been its fittrar
and
mder
\vn to be
■ hip«
«trou'?
.port
f.
vint mers.
pr:
and
whirlii
bank i
of the river
«ailed
\ se
the !
■ • £ r i
ic dartae;
■r
\
F.Ioi
the plank or;
forward .she'll
river and be
1:
an." «houted the
back.
• f Pi
e Dorian
Rut the
-e was a peal of
«•■'ffing gesture, as
it. until
hieh she stood slipped
of th ■ rushing tide.
la
nd a
oved sii!
fa;
A sudden silence settled over the
and a hush of expectancy on the
serubied group.
Standing here in the soft, waning twi
lier narrow foothold,
j above the hoarsely murmuring waters,
j her gaze suddenly arrested and her eyes
ide stare of anguished ter
«.
u to the surfdo
"Mere, if vo
«'all father, nnd he will come,** «aid the
not back l will
clear, r* solute voice of Doreh.
i
j light, poised
fixed i
j ror on some dread phantom of her hü
agination, Kloitse Schnider stood for
!
)
long minute, motionless.
"A grand picture, slit* nnd the girl,"
I murmured the artist to Fere Dorian,
sketching in brief, bohl strokes the
before him.
Tossing up her arm with a wail of
despairing terror, the woman stag
gered nnd fell heavily into the swift
running current.
Kchoing the cry Doreh dashed for
ward and leaped iu to her rescue.
A babel of cries nnd shouts
arose.
much hurry ing and confusion, calls and
lamentations, for all loved Doreh, while
Fere Dorian pushed off i
and rowed
; Hirn of the eddy swept around
; the curve.
a smn il skiff
ith frantic huste to where
|
•There!
There!
See her, father!'*
called out the artist, bending far
the edge of the levee.
Kxhnusted, pale aud trembling, Fere
j Dorian brought Doreh hack to the river
bank.
over
Or whnt tvn» i, ho hrou«ht nml depos
ited with sueh tender eure
the rot
tin« plunk» of t lie old deserted wharf?
A »till figure with thiek unisse
ripplin« hair, alt »naked nnd dripping,
a »tron« young frame, inert and mo
tionless, and a fare whose broad brow
and strong features looked like
grand piece of ancient statuary, while
tlie long lids covered those eyes, so
strong and piercing.
"Said I not »lie would make
derful picture?" remarked the artist,
gently turning her fare to catch the
outline and curve of the otdn.
of
some
won
Fere Dorian ffeutly smoothed her
gown, and, crossing her hands, placed
in them the ten rose now faded, which
he had plucked, nnd had unconsciously
fastened on his worn soutane.
The neighboring* women gathered
around with lamentations.
"Yes, she will make a grand picture,**
said the artist.—N. 0. Tiines-Demoornt.
One Man'» Cnnrnae.
All Paris WBS stirred one day in Au
gust, DWK, by n deed of conrngr, which
recalled the old legend of Horgtius ond
his two comrades holding Lars Poraena's
army nt bay until the bridge across
the TibcT had boon cut down, At A
performance In the Hippodrome, l.uca»,
the lion tamer, entered the cage where
were two lions and two llonessea.
Scarcely had he closed the door when
one pf the Hone sprang upon him and
»rixed him by the back of the neck.
The sight of blood maddened the other
beasts, and they, too, fell on the trainer.
Women screamed and fainted, men grew
pale or shouted out Impossible ordert.
The employee of the Hippodrome lost
their heads, all save l.uca s' attendant.
Jose Mendex. a Spaniard. Arming film
ec if with an iron weapon, ha entered the
cage, emote the Hone hip and thigh,
and nearly killed them ail. Then ha
draggad out hta mangled matter, who
wat Immadlataly b a nd ag e d by a doctor.
-Youth's Companion.
Sprachst^— I uaderxtaud that yonr
ancle tan token ta riding «he wheel.
BhnAM Dan*—Yen, png kein wonder
ipltar piMPt. OmrJim hnmonths
THE TEHEE TAVEKX&
Rov. Dr. Talmago Discourses Upon
Dissipatiooa of tho Day.
Th« following discourse by Uw. T.
De Witt Tu I in age ia upon the dissipa
tiona of the day and. incidentally, a
..
»,
village of uufortu-j
is a place of en
f
Ihr R(r»tl uf lAtm «nd
■tfdtrn Tavern«
Jb0ir Victim«— A Tribute to the Ite
St* vo
formera Who step hi to
(he Unfortunate«.
present. The text is:
They came to meet us
arid the Three Tttv
Seventeen mile« south of K<
Italy, there
nale name. A taver
tot taiu ment, und, in
the entertainment is
intoxicant». One such place you
think would have bee
• time, part
a provision of
ould
enough for
No! There were
that Italian village,
three of them, with doors open for en
tertainment aud obfuscation,
world has never lacked stimulating
drinks. You remember the condition
of Noah on one occasion, and of Abi
gail's husband, Nabal, aud the story of
Jk\shii/./.ar'.N feast, i
The
il Jkuhadad, and
; iu old bottles, and whole
cuaetment
? Neal Dow
doubt there were
hole shelves of iuHttuiuiatory liquid
'iieii gave the name
s friends
tie Three
;
1 oth'vs. but nothing is ,
of them. A. we know of that
j
;
'
the new wi
paragraphs on prohibition
thou*amls of years bef
born; ami
■ iioU'1»
village
meet him, namely t
1 search an
sa lis
in th
■re Pan
t<
in
Tavci
rient
geography
fying account of that
for
■oaht Ul that j
ami the
ad being
T'
Adi
place: the
other from Puteoli, the la»t.
fn
There
hieb Paul traveied.
the
that village house*
.'chanicV shops, ;
e, no doubt,
idise
ki
is that it had a profus;
of 1
i did I
vinage
inns—the Three laverus.
not ci
Pi
• one of these taverns as
to meet h.s friends. He eer
s very abstemiuous. but they
larged
the pis
ta ' 1
. He had
bodv under, t
-tla
IL,
;h
il
r a young the
ft tin g cordial
*; but he told
ribed
e pre*
1 student
»tu
:
!
a
-"a lit
tit
's >a*te.
One of the vv
ce Tarera
'
who had
oli were •
just come asaore. .
lauded at Acts urn
.•»led by thex
tea
fr.
disordt
Thus«
!
bt-acb.
the .va • for it i;
dis
instead of w
h* thegnid'
liter
return
lake artificial
"c apt to
Uf
ms to
race up
the sea,
Uie
bow few of them
e the Three i ft
; hurricane > .
Lisions, many d
in oarbor.
lati
number of sailors
a*horc, those Uru'-v
wave of dissipât. oi
ber tU«vse dru>.\ ue-i
-ill
ns! After
Uietn arc u recke«!
il that if a ealcu
f the comparative
>t at sea aud lost
cd by the criuiaou
vuuid far outuuiu
tb« sd.i water.
L w a.
Alas! that t:
bu gv ,1
t h use
ibouid have t'-.
•■ *•
Taverns, uaiu -.;., h< J r
aud after they come
was what aroused i atfie
great sailor's pr
Bethel, Boston, and a*, a pu
ing at Charlesto.vu be sa.d;
machinery of ti»e drunK.ird iuak.
buul-des troy ing businevs •» ;i. f>eilec
the low irroi
I ay
Au
!
j
square, |
aud when we ask men what is to be
doue about it they say *v
iL" aud
you say you can't stop it. aud up there
are Lexington and Concord." We
might unswer Father Taylor's remark
by saying; "The trouble is not that
we can't stop it, but that we won't
»top it.'' We must have more
generations slain before the world will
fully wake up to the evil. That which
tempted the travelers of old who came
up from the seaports of Aetium and
Puteoli is uow tho ruin of seafar
ing men as they come up from the
coasts of all the couutiueuU—name
ly, the Three Taverns. Iu the
tumu, about this time, iu tlie year
lKtt?, the steamship Home went out
from New York for Charleston. There
were about 100 passengers, some of
them widely known. Some of them
bad been summering at the northern
watering places, and they were on
their way south, all expectant of
hearty greetings by their friends
the wharves of Charleston. But a lit
tle more than two days out the ship
struck the rocks. A lifebout was
launched, but sunk with all its passen
gers. A mother was
the det»U of the steamer with her child
lu her aims. À wavj wrenched the
child from the mother's arms und
rolled it into the sca, aud the mother
leaped after it. The sailors rushed to
the bar of the boat and drnuk them
selves drunk. Ninety-five human be
ings went down, never to rise, or to be
flouted upou the beuch amid the frag*
incuts of the wreck. What was tlie
cause of the d lauster? A drunken sea
fro.
rder,
i unuing
holes
tile doMi*», Kept
t*
my poor sailor buys, to the great
tablishiueuts in Still Hoitic
'
:an t help j
•l there is Huuker Hill! and !
standing' ou
captain. Hut not until the judgment
day, when the sen »hull give up il»
dead, and the story uf earthly disasters
shall be fully told, will it be known
how many yachts, steamers, brigan
tines, uirn-of-war nnd ocean grey
hounds have taieu lost through captain
and crew made incompétent by alco
holic dethronement. Admiral Farra
gut had proper appreciation of what
the fiery stimulus was to a man
in the nary. An officer ot the
warship said lo him: "Admiral, won't
you consent to give Juelî a glass of
grug in the morning? Nut enough to
make him drunk, but enough to make
him fight cheerfully.'' The admiral
answered: 'T have been at sea conald
erably, and have aeen a battis or two,
but I never found that 1 needed rum to
•nable me to do my duty. I will order
two cupa of ooffaa to each man at two
o'clock in the morning, nnd at night
J will pipe all bande to brenkfaet in
Mobile bay." Tha Three l'avérai ot
my text were too near the Méditait*
mn «hipping.
But notice the multiplicity. What
nould that Italian village, so email Must
history makes bat one man
«Mil»
want with more than ouc iMa
There were notai
|»g through Must
enough pillow» and enough break
fasts. So. the world'« appetite is dis
caned, amt the subsequent draughts
muat he lake to »lake the thirst
created by the preceding draughts. So
strong drink kindles the tires of thirst
faster than it puts them out. There
were three tu veins. That which cursed
the Italian village curses all Christen
dora to-day — too many taverns.
There arc streets in some of our
cities where there are three or
four taverns ou every block; »ja
where every other honae is a tavern,
, You can lake the Arabic numeral of
.iiK-isttA»
I not express the statistics of American
rummeries. Even if it were a good,
healthy business, supplying necessity,
' nn article superblv nutritious, it is a
business mightily overdone, aud there
are three tavern^ where there ought to
be only one.
The fact is, there are in another
sense three taverns now; the gorgeous
tavern for the affluent, the medium
wkiug classes, aud the
tavern for the
tavern of the slums, aud they stand in
line, and many people beginning with
the first come down through the sec-1
At the
ond and come out at the third.
first of the tiiree taverns, the wines are
| 0 f celebrated vintage, ami the whis
k j es arc HiiU \ to p t . pure , and they are
j quaffed from cut glass, at marble side
j tables, under pictures approaohiug
j masterpieces. The patrons pull off
j their kid gloves, aud hand their silk j
; hau» to the waiter,and push back their j
.* finger of
; to & man of large income—
but their brain gets touched, and
ibalances their judgment, and
they can see fortunes in enterprises
surcharged unh disaster. In longer
or shorter lime they change taverns,
d they come down to tavern the sec
i, where the pictures are not quite
of suggestion, and the
gher. aud the castor
tanding on it is of Gertnau silver, and
air has been kept over from the
ht before, aud that which they sip
pewter mug lias a larger per
; benzine, am berg is, creosote,
vtiuiue. pruîoie aciil, co
plaster of paris, copper»«
The patron may be
every day. and perhaps
y v at this tar
hcart, nerves
the tavern
redo in his j
yed and family scat- j
choke one's j
and he j
the third; .t red light out- {
side; a hiccoughing and besotted group
inside. He wiii be dragged out of doors
iu the morning, and
left on tlie sidewalk, because the bar
tender wants to shut up. The poor
victim has taken the regular course in
llie college
his diploma
bruised and blotched physiognomy. He
is a regular graduate of the three
laverus. As the police
and put him in the ambulance the
wheels seem to rumble with two rolls
inch says: "Look
;
•ith a hand
hicli is a cameo. Hut those patrons
ate apt to stop visiting at that place,
j It j.*, not the money that
f or drinks, for what are a few iiuu
{dmi
pays
few thousand dollars
that
>crup
SUi&li l;
2 rom U»
ce a tage
ben baue, s
d Big
v mes the -vtuie d;
second, but he 's preparing to
». Praia
era
grad '.ift
i ver.
glvitij
>ad Iias iu disrual
de»!
bu
ne*
aud
that
tel
* 1 ft r y . L ; me passe s*
enters tUVtrl
about two o'ci
f degradation. Ho has
ritten
his swollen,
take him
uf thunder, ou
•f
t ujx>u the wine whe
*cn it rnuveth itself aright in the
p. for at the last it biteth like a
ut and stingeth like
ucr thunder roil says: "All
drunkards shall have their place iu
the lake that burnetii tire and with
brimstone."
is is red,
ser
an adder."
i
1 am glad to find iu this scene of the
text that there is such a thing us de
cdüiug successfully great taverniau
temptations. 1 cau see from what Faul
said and did after he had traveled the
following 17 miles of his journey, that
he had received
lamage at the three
taverns. How much he was tempted I
kuow not. Do uot suppose he
perior to temptation.
was su
That particu
lar temptation lias destroyed many of
the grandest, mightiest, noblest states
men, philosophers, heroes, clergymen,
apostles of law and medicine and gov
ernment and religion,
physically well under
»tances; it was not i
Faul was not
any circum
mock deprecia
tion that lie said he was "in bodily
presence weak." It seems that his
eyesight was so poor that he did his
writing through au amanuensis, for he
mentions it as something remarkable
that his shortest epistle, the one to
Philemon, was iu his own penmanship,
"I, Faul, l ave written it with
own hand." He had been thrown
from bis horse, he had been stoned, he
had been enduugeoned, be had had his
nerves pulled on by preaching at
Athens to the most scholarly audience
of all the earth, and at Corinth to the
most brilliautly profligate assemblage,
and been howled upon by the Ephesian
worshipers of Diana, tried for his life
before Felix, charged by Festus with
being insane, had crawled up on the
beach, drenched in the shipwreck
and much of the time bad au iron hand
cuff on bis wrist, aud if
Maying:
, , . an .y man
needed stimulus, Paul needed it, but
with all his physical exhaustion, he
got past the three taverns undamaged
und stepped into Koine all ready for the
tremendous ordeal to
subjected. Oh! How many mighty
men feeling that they must* brace up
after extraordinary service, aud pre
pare themselves for other service, have
called on the spirit of wine for inspira
tion, and in a few years have bee»
rificed
'hieb lie
was
the altar of a Moloch, who
sits ou a throne of human carcasses It
would not be wise, or kind, or Chris
tian, to call their names in public but
you call them out of your own memory
Uh! how many splendid men could
get past tlie three taverns.
Notice that n profound
not
®vstery is
attached to there Italian hostelries.
No hotel register tells the
names of
thure who stopped at those taverns
there is no old account book as to how
many drank there; there is no broken
chalice or Jng to suggest what was the
style of liquid which these customers
consumed. So an awful mystery hangs
about tho bar rooms of the modern
tavern* Oh! if they would only keep
a book apon tha counter, or a scroll
that ooald ha unrolled from the well
tailing how mnny homesteads they
-'-tn*. nod how uMWy hamor,
•ay have blasted. Yoa say
hava
tal soots
Wall. I snppoaa it wonld, but a
.*« plainly
lia sas toms rs.
•*fbt U be spoiled.
«■ii
mm mm
we 'iM n ub! were liadbed by
started well n ui le, . « road ,
you and t " r "* d " ^ leedioe parental
j ^wThow many people who prom
iced at the marriage altar fidelity un
til death did them part, were brought
by you to an early and ghastly separa
tion; how many mad houses have you
filled with maniacs; how many graves
have you dug aud tilled in the ceme
teries; how many ragged and hutt
have you beg
fathers whom
If the skeletons
have slain
W VlZZ'h the
gured throug
; you destroyecL
s?a«tÄ
| widowhood that you have piessed out
I were gathered togethei l0VV ^
would be the lake, or how ong
I river? Ah! they make no answer, un
this subject the modern taverns are as
; silent as the oriental three taverns,but
I there ure millions of hearts that throb
j with most vehement condemnation,
j and many of them would go as far as
S Dm mother in Oxford, Mass.,
«kose sou had been long
absent from home and was returning,
lie was
j
| a,1 'l at tavern on the way
persuaded to drink, and that or
I aroused a former habit, and again and
found next
drink
; again he drank, and he w
morning dead iu the barn of the tavern.
The owner of the tavern, who gave
him the rum, helped carry his body
home, aud his broken-hearted inothei»
afterwards telling about it, said: It
j was wrong, but I cursed him; I did it.
j Heaven forgive him aud me. '
Due of the most advantageous move
ments in the right direction is taking
tins whole subject into the education
of the young. On the same school desk
with the grammar, the geography, tht
arithmetic are books telling the lads
and lasses of 10 and 12 and 15 years of
age what are the physiological effects
of strong drink, what it does with the
tissue of the liver and the ventricles of
the brain; and whereas other
generations did not realiao the
evil until their own bodies were
blasted, we are to have a
generation taught what the viper is be
fore it stings them, what the hyena is
before it rends them, how deep the
abyss is before it swallows them. Oh!
boards of education, teachers in
schools, professors in colleges, legisla
tu res and congresses, widen and aug
meut that work, aud you hasten the
complete overthrow of this evil. It
will go down. 1 have the word of
Almighty God for that in the assured
extirpation of all sin. But shall
we have a share in the universal vic
tory? The liquor saloons will drop
from the hundreds of thousands into
the score of thousands, aud then from
the thousands into the hundreds, aud
then from the hundreds into the tens,
aud from the tens to three. The first
of the last three taverns will be where
the educated aud pbil^iophic and the
high-up will take their dram, but that
class, aware of the power of the ex
ample they have beeu setting, will
turn their back upon the evil custom
aud be satisfied with the two natur
al beverages that God intended for
the stimulus of the race—the Java
coffee plantations furnishing the
best of the one, and the Chinese tea
Helds the best of tlie other. Aud some
day the bar room will be crowded with
people at the vendue and the auction
eer's mallet will pound at the sale of
all the appurtenances.
The second of these last three tav
wiil take down its ilamiug sign
and extinguish its red light and close
its doors, for the working classes will
have concluded to buy their own horses
aud furnish their own beautiful homes
and replenish finely the wardrobe of
their own wives and daughters, instead
of providing the distillers, the brewer»
and liquor sellers with wardrobes and
mirrors aud carriages,
time that secon«.t tavern is opened
it will be a drug store, or a bakery, or
a dry goods establishments,or a school.
I hen there will bo only ouo more of
the three taverns left, i don't kuow
in what country,
er ns
And the next
city, or neighbor*
hood it will be, but look at it. for it i
the very last. The last imbreiate will
have staggered up to its counter and
put down his pennies for his drain.
Its last horrible adulteration will be
mixed and quaffed to eat out the vitals
and inflame the brain. The last
drunkard will have stumbled down ita
front steps. The last spasm of delirium
tremens caused by it will be struggled
through. The old rookery will be torn
down, aud with its demolition will
close the long and awful reign of the
mightiest of earth's ftbomiuations. Tho
last of the dissipating three taverns of
all tho world will be as thoroughly
blotted out as were the three taverns
of my text.
In this battle the visible troops
not so mighty as the invisible.
Uospel campaign began with the super
natural—the midnight chant that
woke the shepherds, tin; hushed »ea,tho
eyesight given whore the patient had
been without the optic nerve, the aun
obliterated from the noonday heavens,
the law of gravitation loosing its grip
as Christ ascended, aud as the Gospel
campaign bt ß a " '»Uh the supernatural,
it Will Close with the supernatural;and
the winds and the waves aad.the light»
nings and the earthquakes will come
in on tlie right side and against tlie
«roug side; and our ascenld cham!
pion, w,li return, whether the world
sees them or does not see them I do
not think that those great souls depart
ed are going to do nothing hearafter
but sing psalms, and play h arps . ,
breathe frankincense, and walk ' »eaa
of glass mingled with fire. The mii
smn they fulfilled white in
will be eclipsed by their post-mortem
mis-Mon. with faculties quickened an"
velocities multiplied; and it may hava
ÄWJBVSts
Uran this to ^"redrem!dfIna W mo^
and the discipline trotten u '
onl -'- be preliminary drili torZ
campaign in some otlier *
th! h e™**°T, 0th ® r TO »»ben»tion.' but
the crowned heroes and heroine* i
feredandtriumphedChurch
•nd church triomphant but
•loa» of tha i ut
•nd left wing.
gtWÄ'ÄSf
"■ÄSÄ*-—
are
Tha
the body
militant
two divi.
army—right wing
same
«1 kre jS s*?y******—*
a
re.
FRIGHTENED AWAY.
'So,' «aid a man who wa» awwffl
box ia front of a grocery «tore. "I
I know very much about Alaska " "
Hi» companion« looked at him
ment. It ira» the first time l.e had enrS
mitted not knowing much about anythS^*
"I reckon, then, you're not tbinkumSi
goiuj to dig for gold," »aid one b.vstaajj*
"Mebbe, though, aa the »torie» of —■■■ '
wealth keep pourin' in, you'll ihanrevS
mind," «aid another. ***
"It won't be po««il>le. I've lieen theft."
"And eoine back without getting rkhT!
"Yoa. I didn't much more than Croatia
boundary line before I turned around 2
«truck for home. ***
"Scared?' 1
"That'« the answer."
"What of? Polar bears?"
No.
"Supplies.give out?"
"No. I had plenty of food. WliatchadÉÉ^I
my plan was seeing n man digging a kdStv, ;
had these ideas about gold being found»»;
and everywhere, and I went up thinkS -
to get some points about mining. I *,
him in ah offhand way whether behadsti
any pay dirt yet. and he turned aroundxni
glared at me and said: 'Young feller *3
do you think I'm doin' this for?' I told Æ
I thought lie was digging for gold. IK
glared at me again and said: 'Gold nothma*
I'm doing this for fun. I've been livinglS
for four years and there's one thing 22
my curiosity has never been satisfied^
as to allow plenty of room, and thenfind
out just how far down this climate will raik*
the mercury go.' "—Washington Star/^ ty
Uevrnre of Ointment» for C&tint
That Contain Mercury, ,
is mercury will surely destroy the eenw W
smell and completely,derange the wholety*.
torn when entering it through the muçoM
surfaco«. Such articles should never b«
used except on prescriptions from repute«
physicians, as
used except; on presenp lions irora reputtblc
physicians, as the damage they will do fe
often ten fold to the good you
derive from them. Hall's Ca
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,Tol«j£
()., contains no mercury, and is taken int^
lly, acting directly
icous surfaces of tl
posiibjy
Catarrh
upon the blood «ad
of the system. In bnyioi
Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the gen
uinc. It is taken internally, and made is
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Tetti
monials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle, il
Hall's Family Pills are the best,
He Halsed the Wind.
The ship had lain becalmed in a troptcaS
sea for three days. Not a breath of sir
stirred the mirror-like surface of the set or
the limp sails that hung from the yard« like
drapery carved in stone. The captain re*
solved to wait no longer. He piped up «U
hands on deck, and requested the passenter«
to also come forward. "I must ask all of
you," lie said, "to give me every match you
YVondcringly the passengers and
crew obeyed. The captain carefully ir*
ranged the matches in his hand as each
handed him his store, until all had been eoi*
lected. Then he threw them all overboard
but one, drew n cigar from his pocket, and,
striking the solitary match on the mainmast,
endeavored to light it. In an instant a fu
rious gale swept over the deck, extinguUua
the match, and filled the sails, and the good
ship Mary Ann sped through (he wave*on
her course.—Philadelphia Inquirer.
Trying: to Defraud Her,
Horton—How is it that you nlwayi put on
luch a long face nnd # talk so discouraging!?
When your wife happens to he present f Ana
at other times you are the most entkusiaitic
prosperity boomer I know of?
Henley—I promised her away back mat
spring that I'd get her a new sealskin sacque h
I nis fall, if business picked up.-Cleveland ;|
Leader.
na
mucous su
nn
In Darkeat Africa.
The Missionary — Here! Here! I'm
shocked ! What are you two fighting about.
The Combatants—Jonah an de whale.
Puck. _ . •-I
Of Course Not. |
Mr. Huggin*—Isn't Miss Rosy yfM j
Miss Kittish—Yes, but sties not theonlj j
fruit in the orchard.—Detroit rree "re*. A
Dissatisfied people are, as a rule, Ioafen.— j
Atchison Globe. , >'
Scrofula Cured
Face and Head Covered with 8oroe« |
but Hood's Has Cured Them. J
" My face and head were a mass of sort«* |
but since taking Hood's Sarsaparilla ÄJJJ J
sores have all disappeared. I b""? |
Hood's Sarsaparilla has no equal tor«®#** j
ula." Ida A. Weaver, Palermo, Ilk J
Hood's 8 ^
I» the hMt-ln fact tha One True Hl owl
M8, Ä 1
Hood's Pillsä.TÄ»t*
ALABAMA LADIES
Bravo as Lions.
Jenifer, Ala., m
My Husba nd fw f
cured of Hi» 11 —*" fjj
by Dr. M. A. Mg J
moi.» UtmpgtùM
eine» whlcn l K?
ÄäjS I
»•Block Draugqk T
I think
ftlmmona jj
bo far BupoHyn y
i mu— ono p**® flJSiSm-M
worth Uuce or four of either th« otûW ~'
ü ! 1l
<«>
InMifflolmt MeiwtrufllJ»
I» sometime« caused by no»;"*!*?
of the parts, (omettmee by obMni»--
month of ruina, and sometime» Wren
bated bowel», bat ntonlly remits
tiono« th« »yst«m,w«g|
Tont» nature from oT«rcomli»E anyJJj
tho constipation, indlcestlon. lossocjjg
Ut«, pain« in book. hlpa. W® ?
Whku an nraally present
i
Sheila..,
if®
Ettiir
—a f.r iu perio r »
Iklfl awl EyM Y.1Î0K.
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wSm» bcrseJJ
bees
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b
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