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THE WEEKLY SENTINEL: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25, 1886.
ADVICE TO PARENTS THE THEME OF REV. DR. T. DE WITT TALMAGE'S SERMON. How Children Ought to be Drought V-p. Sins that Are Inherited If You Do ICot I-.ive Right XourselvoH, Ton Can not Expect Tour Children to ! go. Brooklyn, Not. 21. The Rev. T. Do Witt Talmage, D. D., preached in the Brooklyn Tabernacle this morning ou the subject: "What is to Become of Our Childrent" The opening hymn begins: Come, let us join our friends above Who have obtained the prize; And on the eagle wines of love To joys celestial rise. After expounding from Genesis xlix, Jacob's wonderful discrimination of the char acteristics of his sons, the preacher took for his text Genesis xiiv, 30: "Seeing that his Efe is bound up in the lad's life," and deliv ered the following discourse: These words were spoken by Judah as de scriptive of the tenderness and .affection which Jacob felt toward Benjamin, the youngest son of that patriarchal family; but they are words just as appropriate to many a parent In this house since "his life is bound tup in the lad's life." I have known parents that seemed to have but little interest in their Children. A father says: "ily son must look oat for himself. If he comes up well, all right; if he turns out badly I cannot help it. I am not responsiblo for his behavior. He must take the same risk in life that I took." As well might the shepherd throw a lamb into a den of lions and then say: "Little Iamb, look out for yourself !" It is generally the case that even the beast looks after its young. I have gone through the woods on a summer's day, and I have heard a great outcry in a bird's nest, and I bave climbed up to see what was the matter. I found out that the birds were starving and t&at the mother bird had gone off not to Gome back again. But that is an exception. It is generally the case that the old bird will pick your eyes out rather than let you come nigh its brood. The lion will rend you in twain if you approach too nearly the whelps; tile fowl iu the barnyard, clumsy footed and heavy winged, flies fiercely at you if you come too near the little group, and God in tended every father and mother to be the protection and the help of the child. Jesus Comes into every dwelling and says to the father or mother: "You have been looking after this child"s body and mind ; the time has come when you ought to be looking after its immortal soul." I stand before hundreds Of people with whom the question morning, noon and night is: "What is to become of the child? What will be its history? Will it Choose paths of virtue or vice? Will it ac cept Christ or reject him? Where will it Xend eternity?" I read of a vessel that foundered. The Boats were launched; many of the passengers Were struggling in the water. A mother XWth one hand beat the waves, and with the Other hand lifted up the little child toward the lifeboat, crying: "Save my child ! Save my child !" The impassioned outcry of that mother is the prayer of hundreds of Christian people who sit listening this morning while I speak. I propose to show some of the causes Of parental anxiety, and then how that anx iety may be alleviated. I find the first cause of parental anxiety in Che inefficiency and imperfection of parents themselves. We have a slight hope, all of ns, that our children may escape our faults. We hide our imperfections, and think they trill steer clear of them. Alas, there is a poor prospect of that I There is more probability tat they will choose our vices than choose Our virtues. There is something like sacred ness In parental imperfections when the child looks upon them. The folly of the parents is not so ivjiulsive when the child looks at it. He says: "Father indulges in it; mother in dulges in it; it can't be so bad." Tour boy, 10 years of age, goes up a back street smok ing his cigar an old stump that he found in the street and a neighbor accosts him and says: "What are you doing this for? What would your father say if he knew it ?" The boy says: "Oh, father does that himself I" There is not one of us this morning that would deliberately choose that his children should in all things follow his example, and it is the consciousness of imperfection of our part as parents that makes us most anxious for our children. We are also distressed on account of the unwisdom of our discipline and instruction. It requires a great deal of ingenuity to build a house or fashion a ship, but more ingenu ity to build the temple of a child's character and launch it on the great ocean of time and eternity. Where there is one parent that seems qualified for the work there seem to be twenty parents who miserably fail. Here is a father who says: "My child shall know nothing but religion; he shall hear nothing but religion; he shall see nothing but religion." The boy is aroused at 6 o'clock in the morning to recite the Ten Command ments. He is awakened off the sofa on Sun day night to see how much he knows of the Westminster catechism. It is religion morn ing, noon and night. Passages of Scripture are plastered on the bedroom wall. He looks for the day of the month in a religious alma nac. Every minister that comes to the house iB told to take the boy aside and talk to him and tell him what a great sin ner he is. After a while the boy Comes to that period of life when he is too old for chastisement, and too young to know and feel the force of moral principle. Father and mother are sitting up for the boy to come home. It is nine o'clock at right ten o'clock it is twelve o'clock it is half past twelve, and they hear the night key Jingle in the door. They say he . is coming. George goes very softly through the hall, hoping to get up stairs before he is accosted. The father says, "George, where have you been?? "Been out!" Yes, he has been out, and he has been down, and he is on the broad road to destruction, for this life and the life to come. Father says: "There is no use in the Ten Commandments; the catechism seems to me to be an utter failure." Ah, my friend. you make a very great mistake. You stuffed that child with religion until he could not digest it; you made that which is a joy In many households an abhorrence in yours. A man in .midlife said to me: "I can't become a Christian. In my father's house I got such a prejudice against religion I .don't want any of it. My father was one of the best men that ever lived, but he had such severe notions about things, and be jammed re ligion down my throat, until I dont want any of it, sir." There have been some who have erred in that direction. There era households where mother pulls one way and father pulls the other. Father aays: . "My son, I told you the first time I caught you in a falsehood I would chastise wu, and now I am going to do It." Mother says: "Don't, let him oS this time." In some families it its all scolding and f retf ulness with the child; from Monday morning to Bator day night ic is that style of culture The boy is picked at, and picked at, and picked at. How you might better give one sound chas ' ttsement and have done with It, then to in dulge in the perpetual scolding and fretful- There in moos heart in one good thunderstorm than m three or four days of cold drizzle. Here is a parent who says: "I will not err on the side that parent has erred, in being too strict with his children. I will let mine do as they please. If they want to come in to prayers, they can; if they want to play at cards, they can; they can do anything they please there shall be no hindrance. Go it I Here are tickets for the opera and theatre, son. Take your friends with you. Do what ever you desire." One day a gentleman comes in from the bank to his father's office and says: "They want to see you over at (he bank a minute." Father goes into the bank. The cashinr says: "Is that your check?" Father looks at it and saysc "No; I never gave that check. I never cross a 'tf in that way; I never make the curl to a 'y' in that way. It is not my check; thafB a forgery. Send for the police." "Ah," says the cashier, "don't be so quick; your son did that." The fact was that the boy had been out in dissipating circles, and $10 and $50 went in that direc tion; and he had been treated and he had to treat others; and the boy felt he must have $500 to keep himself in that circle. That night the father sits up for the son to come home. It 1 o'clock before he comes into the hall. lie comes in very much flushed, his eyes glaring and his breath offensive. Father says: "My son, how can you do so? I have given you everything you wanted and everything to make you comfortable and happy, and now I tlnd, In my old age, that you are a spendthrift, a lilertlne and a drunkard." The son says: "Now, father, what's the use of your talking in that way? You told me I might have a good time and to go it. I have boon acting on yonr sug gestion, that's alL" And so one parent errs on one side, and another parent errs on the other, and how to strike a happy medium be tween severity and too great leniency, and train our sons and daughters for usefulness on earth and bliss in heaven, Is a question which agitates every Christian household in my congregation. Where so many good men and women have failed, it is strange that we should sometimes doubt the propriety of our theory and the accuracy of our kind of gov ernment. Again, parental anxiety often arises from an early exhibition of sinfulness In the child. The morning glories bloom for a little while under the sun, and thon they shut up as the heat comes on; but there are flowers along the Amazon that blazo their beauty for weeks at a time ; but the short lived morning glory fulfills its mission as well as the Victoria Regia. There are some people who take forty, fifty or sixty years to develop. Then there are little children who fling their beauty on the vision and vanish. They are morning glories that cannot stand the glare of the hot noon sun of trial. You have all known such little children. They were pale; they were ethereal; there was something very wonder fully deep in the eyo; they had a gentle foot and soft hand, and something almost super natural in their behavior ready to be wafted away. You had such a one in your house hold. Gone now 1 It was too delicate a plant for this rough world. The heavenly gardener saw it and took it in. We make splendid Sunday school books out of such children, but they almost always die. I have neticed that, for the most part, the children that live sometimes get cross, and pick up bad words in the street, and quarrel with brother and sister, and prove unmistakably that they are wicked as the Bible says, going astray from the womb, speaking lies. See the little ones in the Sabbath class, so sunshiny and beauti ful, you would think they were always so, but mother, seated a little way off, looks over at these children and thinks of the awful time she had to get them ready. After the boy or girl comas a little further on in life the mark of sin upon them is still more evident. The son comes in from a pugilistic encounter in the streets, bearing the marks of a defeat. The daughter prac tices positive deception, and the parent says: "What akall I dot I cant always be cor recting and scolding, and yet these things must be stopped." It is especially sad if the parent sees his own faults copied by the ohild. It is very hard work to pull up a nettle that we ourselves planted. We re member that the greatest frauds that ever shook the banking houses of the country started from a boy's deception a good many years ago; and the gleaming blade of the murderer is only another blade of the knife with which the boy struck at his comrade. The cedar of Lebanon, that wrestles with the blast, started from seed lodged ia the side of the mountain, and the most tremendous dis honesties of the world once toddled out from the cradle. All these things make parents anxious. Anxiety on the part of parents aho arises from the consciousness that there are so many temptations thrown all around our young people. It may be almost impossible to take a castle by siege straightforward siege but suppose in the night there is a traitor within and he goes down and draws the bolt and swings open the great door, and then the castle falls immediately. That is the trouble with the hearts of the young; they have foes without and foes within. There are a great many who try to make our young people believe that it is a sign of weak ness to be pure. The man will toss his head and take dramatic attitudes and tell of his own indiscretions, and ask the young man if he would not like to do the same. And they call him verdant, and they say he is green and unsophisticated, and wonder how he can bear the Puritanical straight jacket They tell him he ought to break from his mother's apron strings, and they say: "I will show you all about town. Come with me. You ought to see the world. It won't hurt you. Do as you please, it will be the making of you. After a while the young man says "I dont want to be odd, nor can I afford to sacrifice these friends, and I'll go and see for myself." From the gates of hell there goes a shout of victory. Farewell to all inno cence; farewell to all early restraints favor able to that Innocence which onee gone never comes back. I heard one of the best men I ever knew, 75 years of age, say : "Sir, God has forgiven me for all the sins of my life time, I know that; but there is one sin I com mitted at 30 years of age that I never will forgive myself for. It sometimes comes over me overwhelmingly, and it absolutely blots out my hope of heaven." Young man, hear it. How many traps there are set for our young people! That is what makes parents so anxious. Here are temptations for every form of dissipation and every stage of it. The yourg man when he first goes into dissipation is very particu lar where he goes. It must be a fashionable hotel. He could not be tempted into these corner nuisances with red stained glass and a mug of beer painted on the sign 00011!. You ask the young man to go into that place and he would say: "Do you mean to insult me 3 No; it must be a marble floored barroom. There most be no lustful pictures behind the counter; there must be no drunkard hiccup ing while he takes bis glass. It must be a place where elegant gentlemen come in and click their cut glass and drink to the an nouncement of flattering sentiment. But the young man cannot always find that kind of a place; yet he has a thirst and It must be grat ified. The down grade ia steeper now, and he is almost at the bottom. Hers they sit in an oyster collar around a oard table, wheel ing, bloated and bloodshot, with oarfia so greasy yon can hardly tell who has the best hand. But never mind; they are only playing for drinks. Shuffle away I Shuffle away I The landlord stands in his shirt sleeves with hands on his hips, watching the game and waiting for another call to fill up the glasses. It is the hot breath of eternal woe that flushes that young man's cheek. In the jets of gaslight I see the shooting out of the fiery tongue of the worm that never dies. The clock strikes twelve; it is the toll ing of the bell of eternity at the burial of a soul. Twe hours pass on, and they are all pound asleep in their chairs. Landlord says: ''Come, now, wake up; it's time to shut up." Push them out into the air. They are going home. Let the wife crouch in the corner, and the children hide under the bed. They are going hornet What is the history of that young man? He began his dissipation at the Fifth Avenue hotel, and completed the dam nation in the worst grog shop in Navy street. But sin even does not stop here. It comes to the door of the drawing room. There are men of leprous hearts that go into the very best classes of society. They are so fasci nating they have such a bewitching way of offering their arm. Yet the poison of asps is under the tongue and their heart is hell. At first their sinful devices are hidden, but after a while they begin to put forth their talons of death. Now they begin to show really what they ore. Suddenly, although you I could not have expected it, they were so I charming in their manner, so fascinating in their address, suddenly a cloud, blacker than was ever woven of midnight or hurricane, : drops upon some domestic circle. There is agony in the parental bosom that noue but the Lord God Almighty can measure an ag ony that wishes that the children of the household had been swallowed by the erave, when it would be only a loss of body instead of a loss of soul. What is the matter with that household? They have not had the front windows open in six months or a year. The mother's hair suddenly turned white; father, hollow cheeked and bent over prematurely, goes down the street. There has been no death in that family no loss of property. Has madness seized upon them? No! no! A villain, kid gloved, patent leathered, with gold chain and graceful manner, took that cup of domestic bliss, elevated it high in the air until the sunlight struck it, and all the rainbows danced about the brim, and then dashed it down in the desolation and woe. until all the harpie3 of darkness clapped then hands with glee, and all the voices of hell ut tered a loud ha! ha! Oh, there are scores and hundreds of homes that have been blast ed, and if the awful statistics could be fully set before you, your blood would freeze into a solid cake of ice at the heart. Do you wonder that fathers and mothers are anxious about their children, and that they ask them selves the question day and night: What is to become of , them? what will be their des tiny? I shall devote the rest of my remarks to al leviation of parental anxiety. Let me say to you, as parents, that a great deal of that anxiety will bo lifted if you will begin early with your children. Tom Paine said: "The first five years of my life I became an in fidel." A vessel goes out to sea; it has been five days out. A storm comes on it; it springs a leak; the helm will not work; everything is out of order. What is the matter? The ship is not seaworthy, and never was. It is a poor time to find it out now. Under the fury of the storm the vessel goes down, with 250 passengers, to a watery grave. The time to make the ship seaworthy was in the dry dock before it started. Alas for us, if we wait until our children get out into the world before we try to bring upon them the influence of Christ's religion! I tell you, the dry dock of the Christian home is the place where we are to fit them for use fulness and for heaven. In this world, under the storm of vice and temptation, it will be too late. In the domestic circle you de cide whether your child shall be truthful or false whether it ahali be generous or penuri ous. You can tell by the way a child divides an apple just what its future history will be. You ought to oversee the process. If the child take nine-tenths of the apple, giving the other tenth to his sister, if he should live to be one hundred he will be grasping and want the biggest piece of everything. I stood in a house in one of the Long Island villages, and I saw a beautiful tree, and I said to the owner: "That is a very fine tree, but what a curious crook there is in it!" "Yes," said he, "I planted that tree, and when it was a year old I went to New York and worked as a mechanic for a year or two, and when I came back I found that they had allowed some thing to stand against the tree; so it has al ways had that crook." And so I thought it was with the influence upon children. If you allow anything to stand in the way of moral influence against a child on this side or that side, to the latest day of its life on earth and through all eternity it will show the pressure. No wonder Lord Byron was bad. Do you know his mother said to him, when she saw him one day limping across the floor with his unsound foot: "Get out of my way, you lame brat!" What chance for a boy like that? Two young men come to the door of sin. They consult whether they will go in. The one young man goes in and the other retreats. Oh, you say, the last had better resolution. No, that was not it. The first young man had no early good influence; the last had been piously trained, and when he stood at the door of sin discussing the matter he looked around as if to see some one, and he felt an invisible hand on his shoulder saying: "Dont go in! Dont go in! Whose hand was it? A mother's hand, fifteen years ago gone to dust. A gentleman was telling me of the fact that some years ago there were two young men who stopped at the door of the Park theatre in New York. The question was whether they should go in. That night there was to be a very immoral play enacted in the Park theatre. One man went in; the other stayed out. The young man who went in went on from sin to sin and through a crowd of iniquities, and died in the hospital of delirium tremens. The other young man, who retreated, chose Christ, went into the Gospel, and ia now one of the most eminent ministers of Christ in this'coun- try. And the man who retreated gave as his reason for turning back from the Park the atrethat night that there was a voice within him saying: "Don't go in; dont go In." And for that reason, my friends, I be lieve so much in Bible classes. But there is something better than the Bible class, and that is the Sunday school class. I like it be cause it takes children at an earlier point; nnd the infant class I like still better, because it takes children before thoy begin to walk or .to talk straight, and puts thorn on the road to heaven. You cannot begin too early. Yoa stand on the bank of a river flowing by. Yoa cannot step that river, but you travel days and days toward the source of it, and you find after a while where it comes down drop ping from the rock, and with your knife you make a course in this or that direction for the dropping to take, and yoa decide the coarse of the river. Yoa stand and so your chil dren's character rolling on with great impet uosity and passion, and yoa cannot affect them. Go sp toward the source where the character first starts and decide that it shall take the right direction, and it will follow the path yoa give it. Bat I want yoa to remember, O fatheri O mother! that it is what yoa do that is going to affect your children, and not what you say. You tell your children to become Chris tians while you are not, and they will not. Do yoa think Noah's family would have gone into the ark it he had not gone in? They would say: "No, there is something about that boat that is not right; father has not gone In." Yoa cannot push children into the kingdom of God; you have got to pull them in. There has been many a general in a tower or castle looking at his army fighting, bat that is not the kind of a man to arouse enthusiasm among his troops. It is a Garibaldi or Napoleon I who leaps into the stirrups, and dashes into the conflict, and has his troops following him with wild huzza. So you cannot stand off in your impenitent state and tell your children to go ahead into the Christian life, and have them go. Yoa must yourself dash into the Christian conflict ; yoa must lead them and not tell them to go. Do you know that all the instruction you give to your children in a religious direction goes for nothing unless you illustrate it in your own life? The teacher at the school takes a copybook, writes a specimen of good writing across the top of the page, but. he makes a mistake in one letter of the co'dv. The boy comes along on the next line, copies the top line and makes the mistake, and if there be fifteen lines on that page they will have the mistake there was in the copy .'on the top. The father has an error in this lift a very great error. The son comet along and copies it now, to-morrow, nexU year, copies it to the day of his death. It i-i what yon are, not so much what you teach. Have a family altar. Let it be a cheerful place, the brightest room in your house. Do not wear your children's knees out with long prayers. Have the whole exercise spirited. If you have a melodeon, or an organ, or a piano, in the house, have it open. Then lead in prayer. If you cannot make a prayer of j your own, take Matthew Henry's prayers or j the Episcopal prayer book. None better than that. Kneel down with your little ones ! morning and night; commend them to God. ! Do you think they will get over it? Never! ! After you are under the sod a good many I years there will be some powerful tempta- j tion around that son, but the memory of i father and mother at morning and evening ! prayers will have its effect upon him; it will bring him back from the path of sin and death. But I want you to make a strict mark, a sharp, plain line, between innocent hilarity i on the part of your children and a vicious 1 proclivity. Do not think your boys will go to ruin because they make a racket. A glum, unresponsive child makes tho worst form of a villain. Children, when they are healthy, 1 always make a racket. I want you at the very first sign of depravity in the child to correct it. Do not laugh because it is smart. If you do you will live to cry because it is malicious. Do not talk of your children's frailties lightly in their presence, thinking they do not understand you; they do under stand. Do not talk disparagingly of your child, making him feel that he is a reprobate. Do not say to your little one, "You're the worst child I ever knew." If you do he will be the worst man you ever knew. Are your children safe for heaven? You can tell better than any one else. I put to you the question: "Are your children safe for heaven?" I heard of a mother, who when the house was afire, in the excitement of the occasion got out a great many valu able things many choice articles of furni ture but did not think to ask until too late: "Is my child safe?" It was too late then. The flames had encircled all ; the child was gone! Oh, my dear friend, when sea and land shall burn in the final conflagration will your children be safe? I wonder if what I have said this morning has not struck a chord in some one in the audience who had a good father and mother, but who is not yet a Christian? Is that your history? Do you know why you came here this morning? God sent you to have that mem ory revived. Your dear Christian mother, how she loved you! Yoa remember when you were sick how kindly she attended you; the night was not too long, and you never asked her to turn the pillow but she did it! You re member her prayers also; yoa remember how some of you I do not know where the man is in the audience how some one here broke his mother's heart. You remember her sor row over your waywardness, yoa remember the old place where she did you so many kindnesses; the chairs, the table, the door sill where yoa played; the tones of her voice. Why, you can think them back now. Though they were borne long ago on the air, they come ringing through your soul to-uay, call ing yoa by the first name. You are not "Mr." to her; it is just your plain, first name. Is not this the time when her prayers will be answered? Do yoa not think that God sent yoa in to-day to have that memory of her revived? 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Sh Eaadtomsit aal nutt Complete Bpartlag Ooa aver Offered at lay Price. Hue Wonderful Fire-Arm is Protected by P&tenta, and we are tn Boui AUKS iron tbs L'uitjlo States AMD Ciiim, -VBootpEn i 1 ...il HuU'.'i will euro Coughs, Croup, .:.Ml!i.i-iJ. l' 2-jC Olid $1 & DOttlC BT simple And fnfrenioaa In Ten tl on It Is so ootutrncd that Ite&a be loe&ded with bail ajid shot cart riders" &t the ajcte time In plac Ing this new Shot Gun and Klne combined on tbo m&rket, mt a price far below that of other ftrwt-claas Flr-Ai m. wp tive the KtTAIL I'VK CUASEBthe benefit of eTery possible reduction. The price we offer tli Patent 6-&hot Breech-Loacliiiiy Kille and Shot tinn at, barely covers the cost of manufacture, but It will insure a Hole in every town In the Unitel States, the roojuit of which would take yearn of advertising to accomplish. This offer of the BOYAL PATt-NT fc-SHOT KKIlKC'II-I.OAJU.NU SHOT ttUN and ItlFLJC at our present low prices, holds Rood only for a Limited Timet and Is for the purpose of Introduction solely, tn fact, IX 11 our contracts for material and work had net been placed months at?o, before the great rise In metal and labor, we oouM not make these FIKr A KM ft atthepresent cost. OUK PATENT WHOT (il X and RIFLE Is WARRANTED end A CAR ANT K EJ to be thoroughly mode and of as fine material as any Fire-Arm in the world 1 Kvery part is made by special and expensive machinery. In largo lotii. Fire-Arms, liko Sewiiur Machines and Pianos, have always paid an Enormous rront to linn Deal ers, the actual cost being bnt a small part of the selling price. Only for the purpose of Introduction will we Bella limited number of the boVAL at the present price. We know this to be in the end UaO mcsl ta. it.vj and cheapest way to Introduce a meritorious article. Fl Ki,K f l VK TIMES with one Loading, and la very ACOCKATU and HFFLCT1 VK at both Short and Lone Distance, it can be Loaded with ithtr boll or shot cartridges In less than a half mlrrut, and every shot discharged in six seconds If necessary. The barrel is manufactured from the beat material and tested la the most careful manner, alt the trimmings are Moke) Flated, handsomely rtesicrned, Klesrant Enft-llah Walnut Moek. with Pistol Grip and Ke movable Peep Ms; tit and the bet of feteel Locks This marrtUous invention as a Hreeeh-Loadtns; Knot feiun, bos been pronounced equal to the best imported K.-. ish (juun tluit are seiUrijj at )100 each, and asa HIFLE it is warmr te1 perfect, it is only t.y man ufacturlng these PaWnt Combination HIIOT s;i 'NS and Klfr l.KH in Very large quantities that we are enabled t supply such an Ji eel lent and perfect Fire-Ann for such an extraordinary low price 1 All other Breech-Load ins and RepeaVnr Rint withntit tn Hhot 4-nn, retail frm 1.00 to $50.00. We will send the l'TF r f-.HCIfT j; EK 11-1,0 A ! NO SHOT UN and K1FI.K l'MIMM'-I with Clt &r.u: Tools, lor a H.OO. nitre ful It boxed, nrovided von out t hi advertisement out and retain ft to us with your order on or be-fore Lr-emb r 31, lr&. Only ono f-im w:ll be sent with each advertisement; after December Si. 1 '.. tho price will be 916.0U. U do- lred, we win so a a j. u. u. on receiptor cawiio lnc: us acralnst loss of Express eharK. When full amount of cash ts sent with order, we will send cartridges free. EA.cit.C;ura Is warranted to be Just as represented or no sale. X i Or derlns. Stata Bore yoa wish Shot barrel, whr n not iv-n, wesena medium size. If yoa have friends living in New York yon can have them call on UMnnd examine or purchase the frun for yoa. Bend money by ltegitsWred Letter or 1'udt Office Money Order. Hundreds ot testimonials to be seen In oar office. ROYAL IMPORTING COMPANY. 247 Peart Street New York w. Mi -SSSSSIS RECEIVING HIS STOCK OFlSi- Fall & Winter Srj Scsdc, Miens, Beds, ShossHats, Cap3; Wooden J Willow Ware, SOLE LEATHER, DRUGS, ami SriCES. Also constantly on lunvl a lure j-ux-k '-i SUGARS, COFFEES, MOLASSES, SYRUPS, MEAT, LARD. FISH AND FANCY GROCERIES, all of which have been bought at Tanio jirit ps, ami cxiIjcU U's'vc his custo mers the benefit i f s.'iinu. Ag-nt for Dissolved Bone Phosphate fr Wheat. CASH PRICE, $24.0(1 per ton. ------ TIME PRICE. $28.(10 rer ti n. FACIFIF GCASO Cash pri.-e, $33 per ton : Time pri. .-. r t..n. He wishes to thank his maur friends ami customers for their pnst lit vol vr.il liopp? hy 'r-o in tention to business and FAIR DEALING to merit a liberal share ot their put'vnacc in the future. in" P tf UNFA LOW PBICES ! A. H. ELLER, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Judge Star-buck's Office. Main St., Winston, N. C. PRACTICES in all the -courts. Special at tention to collection of claims in all parts of the State and prompt remittances made , also to the writing of deeds, mortgages and other legal papers. yvaa Referexces: Col. Geo. N. Folk, Lenoir j Hon Kemp P. Battle, Pres. University N. C, Hon. W. H. H. Cowles, M. C Washington, D. D.; Hon. D. A. Starbuck and H. Montagus, Real Estate BroKer, "Winston. Nov ll-8m 4TS ! TV- uiiii Correct Style; MALLEI GREAT INDUCEME? Is DrT'C-ced: ud Wtss, Shot: i; Hit:: "::iet; :t Bsttea Fr::i CI TIFF and SOFT HATS to suit the most fastidious. O in the city. Also the LIGHT RUNNING NEW HOMElSEWING MACHINE, the Best madelr It needs no expert to operate it. Having greatly enlarged our stock, we shall strive to merit your futpre patronage by giving More Goods for a dollar than any house in the Twin-Citr. OUR M0TT0--THE BEST GOODS FOR THE LEAST IBOKEY. CALL AND SEF US Very Respectfully, FULifiEK. & DURHAIH, may 27,'96-iy. Red Front Libert Block. WINSTON N-C . The chMi'wBt Yin." .f TriTnhs nnd Vi