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REV. DR. TALM?GK"
'VlfIC NOTKD I?VINK'S 8UN?>A1
Subject- "Gideon's Ktittlo With the
TEXT: *'Aul tho thron compnnlons blow
tho trumpets, and brake tho pitchers, and
hold tho'amos lu thole loft bunds and tho
trumpets tn their right hands to blow withal.
And they stood every man In lil? nineo
round About tho camp, and till the host ran
und orlod and fled."-Judges vii., 20. 21.
That ls tho strangest bnttlo ovjr fought.
God had told Gideon to go down and thrash
tho Midlanltf s, but his army ls too largo, for
tho glory must bo ??YOU to God and not tn
man. And so proclamation ls mad? that uH
thoso o'tho troops who nr.* cowardly and
waut to go homo may go. and 22,000 of
thom scampered away, loaring only 10,000
men. But God suya tho army ls too
largo yoi, and BO ho orders thoso 10,000
romnining to march down through n
Btronm and eommand Gideon to not too In
what manaor thoso men drink of tho walor
as they pass through tt. If thoy got down
on alt fours and drink, then they aro tobo
pronounced .In/.y and Incompetent for tho
campaign, but If, In missing through tho
stream, thoy scoop up tho water In tho palm
of their hand and drink and pass on thoy aro
lo bo tho mon selected for tho battle.
Well, tho 10,000 men nmrohod down In tho
stream, and tho most of thom como down on
all fovirs nnd plungothoir mouths Uko a horse
or an ox Into tho wntor*nnd drink, bat there
aro 300 men who, Instead of stooping, just
dip tho palm of tholr hands In tho watorond
bring it to thoir Jins,'"Moping lt ns a dog
l?ppet!?." Those 300 i. -Isk, rapid, en
thusiastic mon aro ohoson for tho
campaign. Thoy aro each to tako a trumpet
In the right hand, and a uitohor in tho loft
baud, and a lamp lasldo tho pitcher, ami
then nt a given signal thoy aro to blow tho
trumpets, and throw down tho nltehors, and
hold up tho lamps, So lt was done.
It is night. I seo a great host of Mldlnnltos
sound asleep in tho valley of Jooroo!. Gid
eon copies un with his .SOD olekod mon. and
when everything is voady tho signal ls given
and thoy Mow the trumpets, and thoy throw
down ith?pit ebor.?, nnd hold up tho lamps,
and tho great host of Mldlanltos, waking out
of a sound sleep, take tho crash of tho
cvockorv ?nil the glare of the bunns for tho
coming on of nn overwhelming foe. and thoy
run and cut themselves lo pieces and horri
Tho lessons of Ibis subject aro very snir
ltod and inlPt'OSstve. This .scsmingly value
less lump of quartz has tho nuro gold in it.
Tho smallest -dewdrop on tho meadow at
night has a star sleeping in its bosom, and
tho most insignificant nagago of Scripture
has In it a shining truth. God's mint coins
no small chango.
I learn In tho tl rat nla^e from this subject
tho lawfulness ot Christian Strategen?. You
know very well that the greatest victories
ever gained by Washington or Napoleon
woro gained through the fact that thoyoamo
when and in a way they woro not expected
sometimes falling back to draw out tho foo,
sometimes breaking out from ambush, some
times crossing a river on unheard of rafts,
all the timo keening tho opposing tpross in
wonderment ns to weat would be done next,
You all know what strategy ls in military
affairs. Now I think lt ls high timo we had
this art Slinctlflod and splritunlk'.ed. In tho
church, when we are about to make a Chris
tian assault, wo send word to tho opposing
force when wo pxpuet to como, bow many
troops wo bavo, und how many rounds of
eliot, and whclhor we will como with artil
lery, infantry or cavalry, and of course
wo aro defeated. Thorn aro thousands of
men who might bo surorlsod into tho king
dom of God. Wo noed moro tact and ingen
uity in Christian work. It is in selritual
?na?fs .v? hi fniU?iu1/, that . .?...! .!..!. lb;
t.'i uttacl tug r.eid r>:ut fit Uv, eft'dlo Wh'j&jh J t
.lot antiod an t tutr/m?hnd.
. y-ut ijit.Uu'.ee. b-nv tfl n inan i ll ar: .e.1 on
th.} doo'i ino .. f election* All hi- , i oj;, bi
ap?.mi' ni ru. 1 prejudi^ ave .ti t?- ; >nvfinn';
iiw gate. Yoi) limy batt?tiv.'iiviiy;it|l ? it Bide
<*.f Gio eai.Uo (?r ll tty y<.:n.-, ti tnt yti'i will ii il
. l'<e it, ' III j'i fi whi-M y i'.- Us'bp? j . til !.-hb
gate ot tho" heart's affections, and in five
minutos you capture bim. ' I nevor know
a man to bo savbd through II brilliant ar
gumot. You cannot - hook mon Into tho
kingdom ot God by tho horns of a dlloinma.
Thoro is no graen in syllogisms. Hom is a
man armed on tho subject of perseverance
of tho saints. Ho docs not boliovo in it.
Attack him at that point, and ho will perse
vero to tho very lust in not be
lieving it. Hero ls a man armed
on tho subject of baptism. Ifo bolfovcs
in sprinkling or immersion. All your dis
cussion of ecclesiastical hydropathy will not
chango him. ? romombor whon twas a boy
that with other boys I went into Ibo river on
ft summer doy to bathe, and wo used to dash
wator on each otbor, bul novar got any re
sult except that our oyes were blinded, and
all tbts splashing of water between Baptists
and Podobaptlsts never results in anything
but tho blurring of the spiritual eyesight. In
other words, you can novor capturo a man's
soul at tho polat at which ho is ?specially
intrenched. But there ls In ovory man's
heart n bolt that can bo easily shoved. A
Uttlo child four years old may touch that
bolt, and it will spring back, and the door
will swing opon, and Christ will come in.
I think that tho finest of all tho fine arts ts
tho art of doing good, and yet this art is tho
least cultured. Wo have in tho kingdom of
God to-dny enough troops to conquer tho
wholo earth for Christ If we only hud skillful
inauouvoring. ? would rather hnvo the 300
lamps and Hitchers of Christian strntogom
thau 10 ),000 drawn swards of Htorary and
ecclesiastical combat. .
I learn from this subject also that a small
part of tho army of God will have to do all
tho hard fighting. Gidoon's army wasorlgin
ally composed of 32,000 men. but they wont
off until thur? were only 10,000 loft, and thal
was substr?ete.t from until there woro only
300. lt is tho sumo in all ages ot tho Chris
tian church. A few men have to do tho hard
fighting. Take a membership of 1000, and
you generally find that ll fly people do tho
work. Tako a membership of 500, and you
generally lind that ten people do the work.
Tbero aro sooros of churches wiiore two or
throe pooplo do tho work.
Wo mourn that thora is so much usolcss
lumber in tho mountains of Lobanon. ?
think of the 10,000,000 membership of tho
Christian ohureh to-day if 6,000,000 of the
names wore off the books tho ohureh would
bo stronger. You know that tho moro
cowards mil dronos thoro aro in any army
tho,weaker it is. I would rathor havo the
300 picked men of Gideon than tho 82,000
unsifted host. Tho many Christians thoro aro
standing in Ibo way of all progress! I think
lt is the duty ot tho church of God to ride
over thom, and tho qulokor it doo3 it tho
qulckor it does tts duty.
Bo not worry, O Christian, if you havo lo
do moro than your share of tho work. You
had bettor thank God that Ho has called you
to bo ono of the picked mon rather than to
belong to tho host of stragglers. Would not
you rather be one of tho 300 that fight than
tho 22,000 that run? I suppose those cow
ardly Gldooultes who wont oft congratu
lated theinSolvoB. They said: ''Wo got rid
of alt that fighting, did not weV How
lucky wo have boont That battle costs
us nothing nt all." But they got uonu
ot tho spoils of tho victory. Aftor tho battle
tho 300 mon wont down aud took tho wealth
ot tho Mldlunltos, nnd out of tho eons ?nd
plnttora of tholr onomlos they fonstoil. Ami
tho timo will como, my doar brethren,
whon the hosts of darkness will bo routed,
nnd Christ will say to His troops-. "Well
done, my bravo men. Go up and tnko Hu
spoils. Be moro than conquerors forever.'
And tn that day nil deserters will bo shot.
Again, I loara from this subjoot that Gocl'i
way is dllTere.it from man's, but ls nlwayi
tho best way. If we had tho planning of thal
battle, wo would havo talton those 82,00(
men that originally bel ngod to tho army
and we would hnvo arl Hod them am
marohod thom un and down by the day anc
week- nnd month, nnd wo would have hat
thom equl??od with swords orspfinrs.seoor?V
lng lo tho way of arming in thoso times,
and then wo wontd, liuvo marched them
down in solid column upon tho fool
' J Mut that is not tho way. God doplolcs the
army, nnd takes away all their woapons,and
t glvos thom n lamp, and i\ pttohur, and a
1 trumpot, and tolls them to go down and
drive out tho Mtdianlles. I suppose some
. wiseacres woro thoro who saldt "That ls not
I military tactics. Tho idoa ot 300 mun un.
I nrmod conquering such n great host of Mid.
i ianltes!" It was tho best way. What sword,
spear or cannon over accomplished B?ch u
victory as tho lamp, pttohor and trumpet?
God's way is different from man's way,
hut it is always host. Take, for instance,
tho composition of tho Hlblo. If wo liftd had
tho writing of the Mlhlo, wo would Imvositldi
"Lot ono mnn write it. If yovi have twenty
or thirty men to write a poem, or make a
i statute, or write a history, or make an argu
ment, there will bo flaws and contra ? lo
tions." Mut God say?: "Let not one man do
ll but forty mon shall do it." And they
did. differing enough to show there had boen
no collusion between thom, but not contrc
dtetini: each othor on any important point,
whllothoyall wroto from their own stand-*
point nttd temperament, so that tho maller
of fact man has his Mosos. the romantic na
ture h!n Ezekiel, tho epigrammatic his Solo
mon, the warrior bis Joshua, tho sailor his
.Tonne, tho loving his John, tho logician hts
Paul. Instead of this Ulolo, which now
.1 can lift in my band-instead of tho
I Mlhlo tho ohlld can narry to Sunday-school,
j instead of tho little Hilde the sailor ena pal
lin his jacket when ho goos to sea-lt it had
I been loft to men to write it would have boan
a thousand volumes, judging from tho
amount of ecclesiastical controversy which
has arisen. God's way ls different from
man's, but it to best, inllnltoly best.
So lt is in regard to tho Christ Ian's; 1 If???
If wo had had tho p'nnntng of a Ohr 1st Ian's
life, wo would have said; "Let him have
oighty years of sunshine, a flue house to Itvo
in. Lot hts surroundings all be agreeable.
Lot him have sound health. Lot no chill
shiver through his limbs, no natu nobe his
brow or trouble shadow his soul." I
enjoy tho prosperity of others so muoh I
would lot every man bnvo as much
hiouoy ns ho wants ami rosos for his
children's oheoks and fountains of gladness
glancing to thoir largo round oyos. Mut
that is not God's way. It scorns as if nina
must bo cut, blt and pounded justin propor
tion ns ho ls useful. Hts child falls from a
third story window ?ind has its lifo dashed
out. His most confident Investment
tumbles him Into bankruptcy. His friends,
on whom ho depended, aid tho natural
force of gravitation in laking him down.
His life ls a Mull Run defeat. Instead of
.12.Ono advantages he has onlv in.OUO. Aye,
only .Iflfr-aye, none at all. How many good
people there aro at their wits' cud about
their livelihood, about their r?putation'? Mut
they will lind out it ls tho best way nitor
awhile. God will show thom that He de
pletes their advantages just for thD sumo
reason Ho depleted tho army of Gideon
that they may be induced to throw them
selves on His morey.
A grapevine rays in tho early spring!
"How glad I nm to got through tho winter!
I shall have no moro trouble now. Kummer
weathor will (tome, and tho garden will bo
ve; y ben?tlful/' Hut the gardener ?romes
and cols tho vino hore and there with his
knllc. The twigs begin to fall, and tho
grapevine erics out; "Murder! What aro
you cutting me for?" "Ab." says the garden
er, "I don't mean lo kid you. If I did
not do this, you would be tho laughing
slock of all the other vines before tho season
is ovor." Months go on, and one day tho
gardener comes under tho trellis, where great
clusters of grapes hang, and the grape vine
says: "Thank you, sir. You could not have
donn anything so kind ns to have cut mo
with that knife." "Whom tho Lord loveth
Ho chastenotb." No pruning, no grapes; no
grinding mill, no flour; no battle, no vic
tory; no oross, no crown.
So God's way, in the redemption of tho
world, is different from our*, ff wo bud our
v/sy. we SVOuld hi;xv hud J .. <? (viand hi Uni I
d ?Or, iii h ''vi', net hoikoii th? dations op j
lo light, oi' tye >v ind I haye Ipili apgels ityt|
riroyhh) thu wu th pr. .teb.\ing tho lihfyjn - h- j
libio 'i*'"", of.; Ihvlst. *?.> hy ix it timi th? cods*
goes on H ? sloy I y S 'Vhy 's P lit u he : iiulii
st KV "ti v/heri Gol ..: ' ! Kii'ck then .
oiY7 Why do thrones iii doa; st ism sliK.d
Wiiuii God Outlid SO vitsuy demolish theme
It Is His way in ordor that all generations
may co-oporato and that all mon may know
thoy oannot do the work Ihomsolvos. Just
in proportion as these pyramids of sin go
up in height will they como down in ghast
liness ot ruin.
I learn from thlssnbjcot that tho overthrow
ot God's enemies will bo sudden and terrille.
Thoro is tho rirmv of tho Mldlaaites down in
Ibo valley or Jezvoel. I suppose thoir
mighty mon aro dreaming o? victory. Mount
Gllboa nover stoo.l sentinel for so large a
host. The spears and tho shields of the
j Mid ianltes gleam in tho moonlight and
glance on the eye of tho Israelites, who
hover Uko a battle of eagles, ready to swoop
from tho cliff. Sloop on, O army ot tho
Mldianites! With tho hight to hide them
and the mountain to guard them and strong
arms ta defend thom, lol no slumbering foo
mun dream of disaster. Peace to tho cap
tains and Hie spearmen.
Crash go tho pitchers! TJo flaro tho lamm!
To tho mountains! Fly, fly! Troop running
against troop, thousands trampling upon
thousauds. Hark to the scream and groan
of tho routed foo, with tho Lord God Al
mighty after them! How sudden the onset!
How wild tho consternation! How utter tho
defeat 1 I ?lo not oar? so much wh?t is
hgatust me if (rod is not. You want a butter
sword or carbine thnn I have ever seen to go
out and light against tho J.or.l Omnipotent.
Give me God for rivy ally, and you may have
all tim bnttl?monts und battalions.
I saw tho ('?frauder in his splendid house
It seemed as If ho had conquered God ?u he
stood amid tho bin KO of chandeliers and pier
mirrors. In the diamonds of tho wardrobe
I saw tho tears of tho widows whom lin had
robbed and in tho snowy satins tho pallor of
tho white cheeked orphans whom he bad
wronged. Tho blood of the i?pprO?Sed
glowed in thu (loop crimson of tho im
ported chair. Tho mnsio trombled with
tho sorrow of unrcqultlod toll. Rut tho
wave of mirth dashed bighnr on roofs of
coral and pear!. The days and tho nights
went merrily. No sick child daren pull time
silver doorbell. No beggar dared sit on that
j marble step. No voico of prayer floated
j amid that tapestry. No shadow of a Judgment
day darkened that fresco. No tear of human
sympathy dropped upon that upholstery.
Pomp strutted tho hall, mid dissipation
Ulled hor cup. and all soomod safo as tho
.Milliindies tn tho valloy of Jo/.rool. Mut God
cullie. Calamity smote tho money market.
Tho partridge loft its eggs unhatohed. Crash
wont all tho porcelain pitchers! Ruin, rout,
dismay and woo in tho valloy of Jozrool!
Alas for those who tight against Go'i! Only
two sides. Man immortal, which side aro
you on? Woman immortal, which sido ?ire
you on? Ho you bolong to tho 80 > that aro
going to win tho day or to tho groat host ot
Mtdianitns asleop in tim valley, only to pij
rousod up in consternation and ruin? Sud
denly tho gobion bowl of lifo will bo broken
and tho trumpot blown that will startle our
soul Into oternlty. Tho day of tho Lord
cometh as n thiof In tho night and as
tho God armed IsraolUos upon tho stooping
foo. Hu! Canst thou pluok up courage for
tho day when tho tri m pot willoh hath never
hoon blown shall snoak tho roll oall of tho
dead, and tho eartii, dashing against a lost
' motoor, have its mountains scattered to tho
stars and ocoans emptied In tho air? Oh.
thon, what will bocomo of you? What will
become ot me?
1 If those MtdtnnttOS had only given up
1 thoir swords tho day boforo tho disaster, all
I would have boon well, and If you will now
' surrender tho sins with which you have boen
! fighting against Ood you will bo safo. Oh,
mako ponce with Him now, through Jesus
Christ tho Lor.l! With tho chiton of a drown
lng man solzo tho cross. Oh, surrondorl
? Surrondor! Christ, with, his hand on his
? plorcod side, asks you to.
Sixty-four 1'aporloM Countisi.
I There aro slxly-four counties in Toxas Ir.
1 which no papen* aro published.
A Prayer for Katu.
Tho part of tho Occident in vi* h ti .
tho settlement of Hawvillo is lobbied
hail beeil nilliotoil with a long and se
voro drouth. After tho ablest attempts
of the rain-makers had brought iib re
lief, a spcoial prayer meeting wau held
nt the Methodist church, and a nu i led
appeal for rain was mado to Prov?: i
donee. When tho so.rvioo had boon
going on for somo timo Gol. I! iiidy
Polk,au enterprising real estate agouti
roso in bin pince, and with bo< ming
humility began: "Our hoavouh f'Vth*
er, wo aro ossombled yore today to
call Thy attontion to tho foot i hut wc,
need rain, aud need it mighty bad ! ft
hain't a case of morely wan tin' it, btil
wo'vo jest nachorly got to hayo t Ol go
stone brokol Our businoss iutoret ts aro
prostrated and town lots art* bein'
offered for half tho prices thoy would
havo brought six months ago, i nd gb
in* hoggin' at that. Our Orb pu uro
burnt up, and if wo don't gil rein
Boon half of tho population will bc
forced to pull up stakes and g-^ back
East to their wives' people. And, lu
addition to tho distross that a conti n<
Deration of this yero drou*)' xviii
bring to us, I beg to pall '.I'llj
tontion to tho injury it will Inflict
upon Thy onuso and 'kingdom in
this locality. Already many
of tho faint hearted have back ?li.! < ,
and it is only a question of lim? lill
sin and innickcrty run rampant in <
midst. Now I beg also to remind i
that it is Gol. Handy Polk, tl
known real estate, loan and in t .<.?
agent, who is humbly askin' tb fuvoi
of Thee, and that Thou canst lbj
upon it that tho case stands p . - I.,
as I have statod it. And I hope Hu
wilt givo my humblo potitii .
kocrful attention, ?nd grant ul no
to-morrow night or by tho d
to-morrow, at tho very latest,
wo so badly need." It it to bo
cd that, within tho space of , ti n ly
four hours from that time,the I
gan falling in torrents.-No
Tennessee's All-Negro Town.
Thoro is an odd liMlo town on John*
son island, in tho Mississippi ri v , . t
north of Memphis. It is a negro
and is owned by a negro plant sr, ' M
island is eleven miles in ?voa sud it is
under tho Tennessee statute . 'I )?-.
town is a taxing district a?dnp! Incor
porated. Judson is (lie nan.. .. th
place, named after tho white phi ii
whoso BOU is tho mulatto o wm r >>f lin
island. Tho caso in which (ht m o
ganatio son Avon tho rich property in
contesting tho will of tho dead pinnto\ '
is well remembered, and tho courts
duly allowed him part of tho in hoi
anco, since he was tho only liv! i,
Ko far os known, Judson IR 1 he only
negro town in Amorica whore jh>T'' ;
iibt'fjiwh?? bif. ii, Kl m br J n-.'..
wealthy w ,r, nll?wn no V( id to mab
lo ?.) i--,,-. on a visit. J)hp
nus 4?>>'. iii),i |>i ants and ie wolVorgauv
isibd, tdncp J nd no ii in ?i high))' educated
abd \)?<igrb.'irti c pian. l?o ow
(hing bn tho isiaud and moi:
inhabitants aro his tonants. lie in i
justice of tho peaoo and has pro
happy homes for tho mon wh woi )
for him and enjoy his bounty, Th?
island is about oight milcB in 1 ; i
and in a few phicoB is not m >v
sixty yards wide Tho land i "IlillS i,
ally rich and lino crops aro p ?< diici
evory year, Thoro oro six 11
tho place, with a few shoj tv,,
churches and a school. - Ohicn,,o I'
(?ono Astj ny.
Pormcr Resident: "Well, ov? ry Uti nj
in tho old town seems tho same, Uti'
what became of tho "Widow : Im i lb':
boys? Thoy always soemod sud 1 I
Native (with a sigh:) "Thoy boil
turned out bad. John's bin fient \
thc reformatory an' Bill's loam in*
Nearly ns lind.
"Brother Wilgus," tuud tho doneon,
"thoro is a report citrront thu! vol
wero run out of Plunkvillo by SYh.il?
Gaps live years ago. "
"It was not quito that bad,' ?uv
tho minister, with a slight smile ;
wos only a threatonod donation part
8100 Howard. 13100.
Tho read ora or this paper \\ il) ho p).-i < ,? r
learn that there iain lonstono drondo I diann
that science has Looa able to curo I ol; li
ptngos,anil that ls Catarrh. Ilu?'sr.i n
Ou rn is Iii?? only positivo cur? know,, tn thi
moil leal Irntcrnity. Catarrh bein? a nw. ii
tutidimi disease,' requites a eonstituiloiKi
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Curtis ink? iib i r
nally? netingtllro?lly ujion tlio blom! and Inn
cousHiirfncosof tlio system, thor by?! ,
iii?? i lu' i..molal lon of tho disease, im>1 ?ivii
tho patient strength hy building np 'mi <. n
siltation uni) a-flsting nnturo in do I nu ll
work. Tho proprietors hnvn PO much i;uti? h
its curativo powera, that they oiror Oi n linn
?Ired Dol?ai s for any caso that lt falls lo cnn
Hoad for list, of testimonials. Addie ,-.
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An Atliuiln. Haulier lins Word? ot' I'mi,
for ii /I oniu Institution*
Mr. Cha?. K. Currier, of tho Alla>.(.>. N
tlonal B?nk. li very careful with lija \ n .
not only In financier! nv, but In lila c , el
tloa zoncrnlly. I,I ko tho reat of aa, lib I
Romotlmea; hut, unllko many of us, ho > i
how lo Kot weil.
"I have used Tynor'a DyspopalA Itomcdy ii
attacks of acuto Indigestion, ?nd have ol wi ?.
found lt to givo lnMantanoous roi lo r 1 coil
Bider lt a moiliclao of high merit."
Prie? per bottle, 60 conto. For aahi by ni
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FITS stopped freo by Da. KI.INK'? fl ak AV
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Mr?. Window's Soothing Syrup for nh lld roll
teeth!nor, softens tho ullina, reduoos Infla imo
tion, allays paiu, euros wind collo. 25a n bottle
Tnke Purhcr'n Hinger Tonio Mon Willi
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lng colds, and many Ills and nebea.
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constipation. Ono tabulo gives relief.
I hove, found Pico's Cure for Cb'nj-innntloti
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St., Covington, Ky., 0< t. 1,1604.
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l on'oKyc-WAier.DrugglatsHoll al25o? - ? n I
J Ugh Prices for lluro Colus.
During tho recont session of tho
filth -annual convention of tho Amori
cnn .N amismntio Association, at Wash
ingtori, coins of almost priceless valuo
were displayed. As viewed from a
cumithVatio standpoint it is tho condi
tion "f a coin which fixes its val no. It
is not tho dote, nor age, exe opt in lees
than thirty instances, that is sought
fov ?t tho big quoted premiums.
I'icrcedj plugged, badly worn, sorntoh
ed l inns, or thoso on which tho dates
aro illegible, hovo no particular valuo.
Voi gold thoro is but a limited nu
inisnmtio demand, and tho supply is
i'Vdii ly in excess of that demand. The
'loitbl? eoglo of 1819 is worth about
6300, All gold dollars aro nt a pro
imm and worth from $1.20 to $1.10
ouch. Thoso dated 1863, 1804 and
180,5 command from $2.50 to $4 each,
and thoso dated 1875 aro worth $0.
Tho bulk of numismntio transactions
tire ir. silvor coins. A dollar of 180-1
i ' .. nth $400, a half dollar of 1797
brings $40, and a quarter of 1827 do
maude $40. Tho dime of 1804 is tho
tuout valuable,'biting worth $10, and
th? half dime of 1802 easily holds tho
record at $03. A largo copper cont
of 1799 would bring $25, and a half
cent of 1790 is in doma?d at $30.
A thin silver half dime of 1802 was
1 "'it by its prcsont holdor for $03,
Hid !ios sold for $75.
Adam stood at tho gato of Edon,
ng out steadily ot tho now world.
"Why don't you hurry up?" he
h h on tedi "I oun't for tho lifo of mo
hy a woman never is roady in
titi What the-serpent-is hooping
"I-I oan't got thoso fig loaves
pinn.sd straight," wns the reply of RVO
iii Ci /oico that warned him to carry
'he dscussion no further.
All Uro leo nt Oneo.
"?..o you took your family to tho sea
sU< 1 >?" said tho facetious mun.
M did," was tho melancholy reply.
"vVhoro thoro is snob grandeur in
(he breaking of tho wavos-"
"And tho breaking of tho ongnge
,s:es, and of the $20 bill."-Wush
'? : um Star.
HigKest of all in Leavening Poi
.....n i 5> SIM tu / ?hli;r (
i rV.ols\ Ihii tailor, wir a mo:/! ueoom-.
inodaliihg geutbiman, abd 'X;i" often
invited to rb- houH<i<i bi "thc great."
. h stay i nt with certain nonio
I mun, ho was asked, ono morning, by
lits host, what ho thought of tho party
i Ho had (issemblod at table tho night
? .tire. "Why, vory pleasaut,indeed,
.Mir grace; but perhaps a little mix
?<?." "Hang it all, Poole!" responded
? jovial poer; "I couldn't havo all
Had to Work,
ral Raggos-It's no uso, Tatts;
I got ter work.
' : imping Tatters-Land o' labor,
flo ?ry, mo boy 1 What's do matter wkl
\ ? Aro yer losin' ver intellcc'?
ll irai lbigges-No; but I swallered
ii y< r.it cako in mistake for a marsh
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