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LESSON VIII, FIRST QUARTER, INTER NATIONAL SERIES, FEB. 21. Text of the Ltmod, Act vi. 8-1") ; lii, 5 4 -CO. Memory Verses, Goltleti Text, Kev. ii, lO Commentary ty tlie Rev. 1. M. Stearns. 8. "And Stephen, full of faith and pow er, did great wonders and miracles among the people." As days passed on and the disciples increased, satau increased his zeal in disturbing the peace. There is mur muring because some thought they were neglected in the daily ministration. This leads to the apjiointnient of a committee of seven Spirit filled men to see socially to the distribution of alms, leaving the others free to give themselves to the word and prayer. The seven were set apart by prayer and the laying on of hands. Dis ciples multiplied greatly, and many priests believed. Stephen, full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, content' to do the humble work of the committee, was led by the Spirit into greater things, for the humble shall be exalted. 9, 10. "And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which Ho spake." This was iu accordance with the promise of the Lord. " I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adver saries shall not be able to gainsay nor re sist" (Luke sxi, 15). There is a power in the word of God when spoken by the Spirit of God, even through a very weak earthen vessel, which can be accounted fur only by the fact that God is in His word, and it is the same word by which He made the heavens and all their host (Ps. xjsxiii, C). His word is like a lire and a hammer to break rock9 in pieces. Ho that hath it, let him speak it faithfully (Jer. xxxiii, 28, 2'J). 11, 12. "Wo have heard him speak blas phemous words against Moses and against God." Thehings that are farthest from our thoughts and that we would be most unlikely to be guilty of are just those which the devil through his agents is apt to accuse us of. Think of his calling Christ a glutton, and of his accusing Him of being in league with himself, and of His being crucified as an evildoer. Imagine Stephen, filled with the Spirit of God, be ing guilty of blaspheming God. Vet Christ was accused of the same. When such treatment comes our way, let us bo thankful for fellowship with Christ (I. Pet. ii, 20). 13, 14. "We have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place." Such was some of the testimony which the false witnesses bore against Stephen. The false witnesses said of Christ that Ho said Ho was able to destroy the temple of God and build it in throe days (iiath. xxvi, 01). 15. "And all that Kit in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angeL " His Lord was with him and in him, and made something of His glory to bo seen in him. Perhaps it was somewhat as when the face of Moses so shone that the people could not look upon him (Ex. xxxiv, 30, 35). Chapter vii, 54. "When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth." When the false witnesses made their faLso accusation, the high priest said to Stephen, "Are these things so?" (vii, 1). In reply to this he began at the appearance of God to Abraham and traced the goodness of God to Israel down to David and Solomon; then mado the nation guilty of the perse cution of the prophets, and of the murder of Christ, and of not keeping the law of God. This cut them and led to their gnashing their tx;th at Stephen. 65. "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus stand ing on the right hand of God."' Thus he was unmoved by their anger and heeded not their gnashing teeth. The way of peace is to see Jesus only and alwaya Look steadfastly upward and never within nor around. See Isa. xii, 10, li. V. mar gin. Jesus at God's right hand for us, and the glory which awaits us are enough to lift us above all the things we see. 66. "And said. Behold I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God." Heaven opened always shows us Christ or His church either in glory or tribulation. Tlie phrase is found only seven times in Scripture, the other six places being in the following chapters: Kzek. i, Math, iii, John i, Acts x, Rev. iv and xix. We are saved by be holding Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God taking away our sins. We run with pa tience and grow in grace only as we look constantly to Him, and when we see Him as He is we shall then be forever like Him (John i, 29; Heb. xii, 1, 2; II Cor. iii, 18; I John iii, 2). 67. 68. "And the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was SauL" This is our first intro duction to one who figures so largely in the rest of this book and in most of the epistles to the churches. How little he dreamed that day as he minded the clothes of those who stoned Stephen that he would ever be a most devoted follower of Him Whom Stephen said he saw at God's right hand! In after days he must often have thought of this day and its events. God had a plan for hiiu to be revealed in due time. See Isa. xlvi, 9, 10; Gal. i, 15, 10. In His own way and in His own time God humbled Saul and brought him to Him self. Doubtless Stephen's testimony had something to do with it. 69. "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." In Ps. xxxi, 5, it ia written, "Into thine hand I commit my spirit." These very words said Jesus to His Father when He died on Calvary, and similar words says Stephen as he dies. It is asked, Where is the spirit after death? Jesus' Spirit that is, Jesus Himself out of the body was with the Father. Stephen's spirit that is, Stephen himself out of his body was with the Lord Jesus in glory. Jesus taught -in Luke xvi, 22-28, the con scious existence of those who pass out of the body by death. The same is clearly taught in Kev. vi, 9-11, and in PhiL i, 21, 23; II Cor. v, 8. The body sleeps, but not the souL The nonexistence of a person between death and resurrection or the an nihilation of the wicked is not taught in the Scriptures and cannot be taught from them without violent perversion of these passages. 60. "And he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." Here is the Spirit of the Lord Jesus, who said concerning His mur derers, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Lake xxiii, 84). Stephen then went out to be with his Lord, and his body slept Paul himself was aft erward stoned to death and left for dead. But as to his spirit while his body slept or lay dead, see II Cor. xii, 1-4. May Paul's motto be ours, "Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death" (PhiL L 20). . Flacking Fowls. Plucking fowls may be easily and quick ly accomplished in this way: As soon as the bird is dead immerse It in a pail of very hot water, the water to cover all the feathers. One minute Is usually long enough to keep the fowl under hot water. Too long soaking is liable to discolor the ekin. After this hot bath the feather are so loosened that they can be almost rubbed off. The bird is then rinsed in cold water and wiped with a soft cloth. It should then be put into a cotton bag kept for this purpose and bung in a cool place. When fowls are not to be used at once, they should always be loosely rolled In cloth or paper to keep them from turning dark. Duck cannot be managed in this way, as their feathers contain so much oil that the water does not penetrate them. To get the dust ont of buttons In furni ture 'the following ' simple method acts like magic: .Take a pair of bellows once or twice a week and blow round the buttons Out flies the dirt without damaging the leather.-,. i- To make a dainty saohet take an ordi nary rough paper envelope, fill it with cot ton, through which sachet powder has been sprinkled, seal and decorate with water colors. ' ' - :v'r. ...-'. The rule with a bow of ribbon Is, "Ner er place ene where it does not seem to serve a purpose that of securing portions of a garment." SKIRTS AND BODICES. Faille and TaflVta Linings Evening Wrap of 2Ucb Material. All skirts are lined except those of such materials as tulle, gauze, mousseline de sole, crepe de soie, and the like, which are gathered or closely plaited. For these a sheath skirt beneath takes the place of a lining. It is of .silk and is stiffened around the foot to sustain it like any other skirt Skirts of woolen goods, silk, velvet and plush are entirely lined with faille or taf feta, plain or changeable. The lining must be of the exact form of the skixt it- DIITXER GOWN. self and must be cut as carefully. An 111 shaped and ill fitting lining will spoil the look of the most expensive costume. While sleeves were worn very large it was permissible to have them different from the gown, and therefore the rejuvena tion of costumes was less difficult than it is at present. Now that sleeves are much more moderate in their dimensions uch variation is not allowed. Trimming of velvet, mousseline de soie, tulle, eta, may be arranged, however, on the sleeves and repeated on the bodice to give a homogene ous effect A breadth may be taken out of the exceptionally wide skirt of last year to make new sleeves if no other expedient offers Itself, for skirts are decidedly nar rower than they were. Ball and evening wrps are long, cover ing the entire figure, or are short, descend ing only to the waist Plush is largely used for them, a wadded silk lining being added and a high collar and bands of fur. "Velvet, brocade, silk and even cloth are also employed for these wraps, all being more or less elaborated - by embroidery, lace or passementerie. An illustration is given of a dinner gown of broche silk having a mignonette green design on a white ground. The trained skirt is laid in box plait3, betwoen which are panels of mignonette green satin, the panels on each side of the tablier termi natlngundera green satin bow before they reach the waist. The bodice has a pointed decolletage and is slightly gathered at the waist under a pointed belt of folded green satin, which is crossed at the back. A wide green ribbon simulates a bolero in front and forms a large bow at the bosom. The short, puffed sleeves have green bows at the shoulders and lower edge, and orna mental buttons confine the fullness of the bodice on each side back and front. Judic Chollet. FASHIONS IN JEWELRY. Lorgnette Chains to Suspend the Muff. Amethysts In Again. There are those who object to the lor gnette as an instrument of either exercise or torture, and these women were for a time at a disadvantage with respect to the beautiful lorgnette chains of gold, beaded at intervals with precious stones, since without the accompaniment of the lor gnette the chain seomed superfluous, long watch chains being no more in vogue. Some bright individual, however, con ceived the idea that the chain might be used as a muff support, and now there is no excuse for not wearing one of these co'stly trifles except lack of funds where with to purchase it Pearls seem to be the favorite gems for studding the chains, al though others are seen. There axe also BALL COSTUME. chain bracelets made of close, heavy, twist ed links, with jewels set in the hollows of the links. Besides muff chains there are muff rib bons similar in quality and width to fob ribbons and fastened at either side by sil ver, gold or enameled slides. For fasten ing the watch to the bosom of the gown pins of the flower-de-luce pattern, plain or ornamented, are superseding the bowknot pins hitherto so much favored. There are certain jewels which are al ways in fashion, and these are the most costly, such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, the value of which seldom changes, and there are other gems, less precious, whose value fluctuates surpris ingly. When they are in vogue, they bring a large price, but when they are not their cost is comparatively small, which shows that their intrinsic worth has little to do with the matter. Just now amethysts have come to the front, and there isa brisk demand for thorn. Brooches as large as the ordinary cent and consisting of a cen tral amethyst, beautifully cut, surrounded by a row of small pearls, seem to . be the fashionable form in which the gem now appears. These are sold at $125 to $150 and are very attractive if one cares for large stones in jewelry. -. A picture is given of a new ball corsage. The gown is of the princess form and is of mauve moire. The bodice is cut very low In heart shape, the decolletage being out lined by a band of mauve ribbon and e ruffle of lace, these also passing across tne arm to form a sort of sleeve, which is adorned with a paste buckle. Straps of mauve ribbon go over the shoulders, where they form coques fastened with a buckle. A fall of jet beads veils the front of the bodice, a bow of ribbon and a buckle being placed at the top. Black plumes are worn in the hair, and a black feather fan is car ried. Jodic Chollet. A Triumph of Patience. Exhibitor It has tooken me more'n six raont's to learn him to dc it, bat how's dat for de result? Troth. Cheese Straws. Cheese straws are excellent with a green salad or with a eup of black coffee. ' A tested recipe for them consists of a cupful of prepared flour mixed with 4 tablespoon fuls of grated cheese, a pinch of salt, a dash of cayenne pepper and the beaten yolk of an egg. Add enough 'rich milk to make a soft paste. Roll it ont thin and out In narrow strips about four inches long. Bake a delicate brown in a quick oven, and then take from the oven, brush over with a small paste brush dipped in the beaten white of an egg, sift powdered cheese over 'each one and return to the oven for two or three seconds. MET HIS MATCH. Never heard of Redmond O'Hanlon, the Irish highway robber? Well, that's sur prising. Your English Turpins and French Duvals couldn't hold a candle to our high waymen. But for all his shrewdness he met his match once, and I'll tell you how It was. Redmond was a fine, strapping, gentle manly fellow, and a devoted admirer of the ladies as where is the Irishman that is not and, what is more, a friend to the poor, a9 you'll admit when I tell you that his demands for cash were only made on persons who could well afford to meet them, and that he delighted in forcing con tributions from those who had the name of hard landlords to their tenants. There was one of this class whom Redmond nev er lost an opportunity of taxing, for that was the polite name he gave to his own robberies. Every quarter day this gentle man, or one of his servants sometimes more than one used to take a journey of six or seven miles to collect his rents, and as regular as clockwork -there was Red mond O'Hanlon, with some stout compan ions, if necessary, to waylay the collector as he returned home. Every means' was used to elude him, but to no purpose. He had spies everywhere and contrived to pet the exact information he needed in ad vance. So one quarter day, when the gentle man's servants asked him about going for j the rents, he swore at O'Hanlon and said he didn't see the use of collecting money to ! hand it over to him. ! Now this gentleman had on his estate a . boy called "Jerry the Fool," who had the run of the house and made fun for tne family. He had a great conceit for himself, ; and when he beard what the master said j he immediately asked to be allowed to go after the rents fcr once and declared he would know the way to bring them home, j Of course ho was only laughed at, but i when he represented that no harm would 1 come from trying, as ho couldn't do worse than all who had gone before him, the master agreed to humor him. Upon that Jerry made such preparations as he thought suitable, chose the worst horse in the stable an old hack half blind and three-quarters lame and started on his enterprise. Nothing occurred on the way. He collect ed a considerable amount of money, care fully disposed it about his person and started homeward. Toward evening, as he was quietly jog ging along on the old hack and was just entering a long lano with high hedges on each side, a tall, line looking man rode tip to him on a handsome roan mare. "God save you, my man," says the gen tleman. "God save your honor!" replies Jerry. "What's your name, my man?" asks the gentleman. "Jerry the Fool, and I ain't ashamed of it What's yours?" The gentleman took no notice of the question. After awhile he Fays, "That is a fine animal you're riding, Jerry?" "Faith, I'm glad your honor likes it," said Jerry. "But it isn't myself that'd caro to take a lease of his life. But he'd serve m turn anyway, for it's not in a hurry I'm traveling I've only been to the village beyond to collect the master's rents for him." "Surely he's not such a fool to trust you with that job?" "Arrah, why not?" asks Jerry in great surprise. "Why, don't you know that Redmond O'Hanlon's on this road?" "Redmond O'Hanlon, is it," says Jerry. "Ugh! That for Redmond O'Hanlon!" says Le, snapping his finger. "Faix, Jerry the Fool is a match for half a dozen of the likes of him any day in the week, and Sunday into the bargain." The stranger laughed, and then rode on In silence till they came to a very lonely part of the road, when he drew a brace of pistols and told Jerry to hand over all the money he had about him or he'd try if he had any brains by sending a coupleof bul lets through his head. ' Meala murther!" roars Jerry in sur prise and fright "You don't mean to say your honor's Redmond O'Hanlon?" "I do indeed. So hand over, my man, and look sharp about it" "But, faix, it's kilt entirely by the roas ter I'll be when I get home without the rint." "What's that to me?" said O'Hanlon. "Anyhow," said Jerry, "I must show them that I made a murdering fight for it. Perhaps your honor wouldn't mind firing a shot through my old beaver." O'Hanlon did so, langhing at the trick. "And now another through the breast of my coat, and heaven bless you. " This was done. "Now just one iu the skirt of it, and good luck to your honor." "But I've discharged both my pistols and don't want the trouble of loading them again for you." "Faix, I should dearly liken shot through the skirts. It would show I fought des perate. Are you sure your honor hasn't another pistol in your pocket, that you wouldn't mind firing for a poor boy's sake?" "Confound youl To be sure, I haven't. Hand over the money, or I'll beat you to jelly with my horsewhip." "Well," says Jerry after a good deal of fumbling, "I suppose, considering the trouble I've had in collecting these rents, your honor won't mind the little bother of going over the hedge after thom." And he threw over a sack, apparently well filled with coin. . Half laughing, half angry, the highwayman, first aiming at Jerry with his whip, which he avoided by ducking, dismounted and climbed over the hedge, and no sooner bad he done so than Jerry slipped off the old hack and mounted O'Hanlon's horse. "Bad scran to you, Redmond O'Hanlon!" he bawled. "Didn't I tell you Jerry the Fool was a match for a dozen of you? It's a sack of brass buttons you're gone over the hedge after, you thief of the world!" And touching the fine mare with the spur he galloped off, singing the old melody, "Go to the mischief and shake yourself." Exchange. Glad to Get Rid of Them. Some years ago n regiment of volunteers was encamped on the outskirts of a coun try town. Among those whoso curiosity led them to the encampment were three hardy laborers. As the three were stroliing round the camp they came across n large tent, over which was written the following notice, "Dinners as much as you like for a shil ling." Being hungry, the three went In to dine. They began their meal, and after five other parties had come in, dined and gone again they were still busy eating. Present ly a young man, evidently one of the at tendants, came up, and tapping one of them lightly cn the shoulder said in a low voice: "Here, yoo chaps, my governor sent me to say that if you like to go now he won't charge you anything for what you have al ready eaten.' Pearson's Weekly. Before Their Time. Weary Baggies Say, pard, me and yon was born before our time. Wandering Willie How do yer figger that? -.. Weary Baggies I've bin readin de papers for awhile back, an I see de ex perts agree dat by de next century de wimmin will be doin all de work in dis world. New York Sunday World. ' . ; -A Portland (Ma) physician says that the habit of chewing gum produces wrin kles and deforms the face. CHILDEEN'S C0LIDR5-. THE TOY DOG. He Ia On J a H&ndfnl, and His Home Is Down In Mexico. Down in Mexico live the smallest dogs In the world. . At first sightone would take them to be toys carved by some cun ning workman, but the moment they move that impression vanishes, for they are the liveliest of all live'y little dogs. Their native home is in Chihuahua (pronounced Che-wa-wa), Mexico, and one of them that weighs more than a pound is considered a very giant of the race. Not long ago a resident of Houston bought one of these toy dogs and brought it home with him. He called it Perrito, which is the Spanish for "little dog." Perrito was 4 years old and weighed about 114 pounds. He could curl up in his mas ter's hat or find a comfortable nest in his little mistress' muff or stand up, bright and lively, on a mau's hand, as you see him in his picture. He was ulways playful and mischievous, his pranks showing him to be nearest like the terriers of any dogs. But Perrito grew lonesome away from his Mexican friends and he fell sick. The best doctors in Houston weie called it to attend him, and he took his cough drops regularly, and even allowed the doctor to give him a dose of castor oil. But it was all to no purpose, and Perrito died. The picture of Perrito is copied from the Houston Post. A Familiar Manifestation-' The attendant who had thoughtlessly laid his hand on the arm of the sultan's chair jumped back in alarm, exclaim ing: "What is it an earthquake?" "Not that I know of, " replied the sultan. "Possibly your majesty has chills and fever?" "No. I know what you have refer ence to. I've read about it in the news papers. What you felt was the quivering of my uncertain sovereignty. You needn't pay any attention to it. It's the Mine old totter." Washington Star. Touched. Mr. Watts The idea of the pastor getting up at the close of the church fair and saying that he was deeply touched I Mrs. Watts And why shouldn't he say eo? "Because he was the only man there who hadn't been. That's why. " Indi anapolis Journal. """" She Knew. "What did Noah live on when the flood subsided and his provisions in the ark were exhausted?" asked a Sunday school teacher of her class. "I know!" squeaked a little girl aft er the others had given up. "Well, what?" inquired the teacher. "Dry land." Chattanooga Times. Both Good of Their Kind. Miss Childish I cannot for the life of me think of the name of the instru ment which enables one to describe a perfect circle. Mr. Geometrix Do you mean a pair of compasses or a piece of banana skin on the sidewalk? New York Sunday Journal. Ingratitude. "I know you will like Fred, pa. He doesn't drink, and" "My daughter, I am disappointed in you. I did think yon would marry a man who would occasionally ask your poor old father out to have something. " Town Topics. WORN BY WOMEN. Very large bats of ten colored felt are trimmed with a profusion of blaok plumes and black velvet ribbon. Ladies who have become weary of re newing silk petticoats will find it to their advantage to try those made of al paca. Bright red waists are fashionable and becoming to brunettes. They are spe cially pretty for dull and gloomy weather. Among the new trimmings are jew eled buttons and those done in enamel so cunningly applied that they resemble Florentine mosaic. A dress of Spotted taffeta is one of the most nseful additions to a woman's wardrobe. Given a silkef good quality, and there are few more satisfactory in vestments. Some cf the newest skirts are padded inside and so arranged as to increase the fullness about the hips. As the shoul ders grow smaller the contour below the waist line grows apace. Passementerie and braiding are the favorite trimmings, although they are so mingled with lace emDrpiaery ana bead work that one is scarcely able to tell where the one begins and the other ends. Among the new sleeves are several attractive patrotV One is an evening sleeve made fairly close fitting from the shoulder to the elbow, where it ends with a velvet band. Three very full bias ruffles, edged with velvet ribbon, form the finish. A material that is unapproachable fcr rainy day dresses or the wheel is a priestley cravenette. This is water proofed and comas in light and heavy weights, the latter requiring no lining unless an exceedingly heavy skirt is de sired. New York Ledger. ARROW SHOTS. We have often wondered why milk can't all be cream. We notice that the people who have money tcfthrow away never throw it. There is more joy over one dollar that a stingy man loses than over ninety and nine that he makes by Judicious invest ment. ' x . One reason why mos men dislike to carve meat at the . table is because it doesn't look well for thtm to select the best piece for themselves. Washington (Ia.) Democrat Women Coal Miners. In England a' number of young wom en are regularly employed in coal mines and are perfectly satisfactory in their work. Tbey do not go down into the deep shafts, but work at the mouths of the pits and shovel coal as easily as men. They receive 28 cents a day. They wear heavy trousers made in knlckor booker style, blouses and short, heavy skirts turned up like the washerwoman over- skirts of th past. PARISIAN FANCIES. tlie Black and White Fad Medici Collars and Walking Sticks. Lace and chiffon strings are a feature of some of the most elaborate imported hats. They have a softening effect and are very becoming to most faces. Black and white still holds its own among fashionable combinations. Black felt hats are trimmed with white, black ruches have white edges, and black capes and boas are adorned with white lace. ' Medici and valois collars are seen on all the capes and jackets. Tbey are immense ly high and form a fine protection against HOCSE GOWS. the cold winds of winter. In front there is usually some sort of cravat or lace ar rangement at the throat to modify the se verity of the tall collar. It is said that soft, drooping bows and coques are to replace the erect, aggressive ones which have been the favorites of late. Many of the new ribbons are of yielding texture and are therefore well adapted to the new style. Walking sticks are now the fad of the society girl. If she wants to be thorough ly up to date, she must have a more or less costly stick, and the quainter and more original the design of it the more fortunate its possessor, who must carry it when she takes her constitutional. Floral muffs are a novelty little suited to the prevailing temperature at this sea son. They are made of silk and covered by an arrangementof small cords to match, through which the stems of the flowers are passed. The white and colored glace ribbons, bound with black velvet on the edge, have had a tremendous run, both for millinery purposes and as a trimming for ball gowns. Ribbons bordered with two or three bands of black velvet baby ribbon are also seen. These narrow velvet bands are much em ployed on thin fabrics. The illustration shows a pretty house gown of electric blue cashmere or poplin. It is crossed in front and closes at the left side. The collar and collarette are of white mousseline de soie, as are the frills at the wrists. The belt of white satin, tied at the side, has long ends. The gown is lined as far down as the hips with flannel, the skirt having a lining of silk. Judic Chollet. THE LCoi oOPPER. "No, I wasn't crying neither! Can't a feller rub his eyes 'Thout the neighborhood a-seemin fit to die o' their snpprise? Course I'm feelin bad. We'd counted on a piece o" ginger cake Big an hot an thick an bully me an Dick an Bill an Jake. An we started fo' the baUesbop, an we holler ed as we went, An . we whooped, till on a euddent Bill he swollered o' the cent. "Had it in his mouth, I tell you, where it'd be safe, you see, Eo when we got to the bakeshop he'd know right where it'd be; Wouldn't half to hunt through pockets 'mongst the marbles an the strings. An the buttons an slate pencils, an the lot o' other things. But could lay his fingers on it in a Beoofit, mighty quick We was in a hungry harry, me an Bill an Jake an Dick. "I don't know just how it haDponed. Bill was hollerin ' Hurrah 1 Same as ns an mighty happy, till a-suddently I saw Bomethin awful must 'a' struck him, 'cause he got as white as death. An he gulped a time or two, an grabbed his throat, an hilt his breath. But I never had an idy what it was his foolin meant Till he turned an said, 'Boys, I have gone an swollered o' the centl' "Well, sir, my blood quit a-ronnin with a somethin like a jerk. An my heart for nigb a minute though it wouldn't work; seemed aa Then we all begun a-talkin all at onoe an scolded Bill Till be busted ont a-Bnuffiin an a-cryin St to kill. But that didn't help it any. Then Dick bright ened np and said, 'Mebbe it'd roll ont uv him if we stood him on his head.' "Well, we tried it. Bill was willin. He was square about it all. An he stood up ended nearly half an hour ag'in the wall. But no cent come out, as we see, bo we give it np an quit. An the cake that we had planned for that was what we didn't git. So, o' course, I'm feelin solemn, but I wasn't cry in. See? You'd feel bad if you was fixed like Bill an Dick an Jake an me!" Chicago Record. The Coming Woman. "Mazie," said the young lover with delicate intonation as he was escorting bis best girl homeward by moonlight after the theater supper, "suppose we follow out the old adage instead of tak ing a car. Shall we?" "The 'old adage? " said the fair one. "You mystify me. " "Why, you know the ancient saw of the wise men, don't you, where they say: "After dinner sit awhile. After supper walk a mile." For a moment the dear creature med itated, and then she lifted her voice in the solemn stillness. "George," said she half sternly, "I am no angel myself. but I must say I do hate shams. You might have .- put off my grandmother with that sort of a song and dance years ago, but not the modern np to date belle. Stick to the truth. If, after the luxurious supper that we have enjoyed, yon are broke for car fare, don't quote poetry nor beat around the bush." Just say, 'Mazie, dear, lend me a dime till tomorrow, and I will repay it with two kisses a minute interest at pawnbro kers' rates. ' " With a sigh the youth closed his hand about the precious silver piece and bail ed a passing car. "I wonder what the coming man will look like, " he mused silently, "if the coming woman gets any cleverer?" And with a shudder he helped the fair mind reader into the cable car and sat down beside her as gingerly as if he were sitting down in a basket of eggs. -New York Jqurijal... Thousands Bave This Wish. "I see that some one has discovered that 'MoKinley is from the Gaelic and means the glad face?" "I wish it meantthe glad hand, " said the man who wants to serve his coun try. Cincinnati Enquirer. It Disturbed Hen "What did yoo stop that clock in your room for, Jane?" "Because, mum, the plaguy thing has some sort of a fit every- morn in, mum, jest when I wants to sleep. " Detroit Free Press. . The rife line. ' '. -First Passenger Oh, yes, X know these southern railroads very welL I'v been riding on this line all my life. Second Passenger That so? You must have got on a. little sooner than I did. Truth. SOME DON'TS. Compiled for the Consideration of the Fair Sex San Francisco Examiner. Don't pin your black hat on with a white pin, and don't use a heavy, flaring; ornate one. It may be the one j-irriDg note in an otherwise pretty toilet. Don't buy cheap gloves, or, if yoo buy them, don't wear them on the street. They always look their quality and price, and they are dear at the cheapest. Don't carry the handkerchief in evidence on the street in the front of the bodice or Btuck under the belt. Formerly a handkerchief was for show. It is now more generally for use; besides, you might lose it. Don't go on the street with the tail or hem of your gown frayed and soiled. It is not an attractive sight to masculine eyes, and you are less ening thereby the days of usefulness for the gown. Keep your skirt well brushed and the binding neatly in place. Don't put up your hair so that the end of every pin shows. Use as few pins as possible, and cover the head well with the hair. A head bristling or glittering with pins is not attrac tive. Don't wear rubbed or unkempt shoes on the street, tancyingthey do not show. They do, and a few moments devoted to sewing on of buttons and polishing adds very much to your general appearance of neatness. Don't, if you use a little touch of make-up, use it carelessly. A careful touch sometimes improves, but a careless one invites ridicule. Don't carry the gloves in the hands Put them on. It will im prove your appearance and be less trouble. Don't wear them unbut toned. Don't trust to pins to hold things in place. Ibey olten come out at unexpected and inconvenient times Hooks and buttons, sewed firmly, are more desirable. ITEMS OF INPOKMATION. The most extensive cemetery in the world is that at Rome, in which over 6 000,000 human beings have been interred. It rains on an average 208 days in the year in Ireland, about 150 in England, at Kozan about 90 days, and in Siberia only 60 days. The most dangerous waters in the world for the passage of ships lie off the east coast of England, Cape Ushant, in France, and Cape i mis terre, in Spam. The British secretary of state for war has if sued' a circular to tne various commanding generals of the army calling upon them to enforce the queen s regulations rt quiring ofheers to grow moustaches. Stockport, England, boasts one of the largest Sunday schools in the world. The total number of scholars at present on the books is no fewer than 4 od4, while there are 2Jo male and 195 female teachers a grand army of over 5 000. The late C. Jerome Cary, of Mil waukee, directed that his body should be burned, that the ashes should be used to nourish a certain rosebush, and that the blossoms should be distributed among his friends. His wishes were carried out A Misfit Bill. Charlotte Observer. The public speaking bill, which passed the House last- Tuesday, will verv probably be stopped in the Ssnate. In should be. The bill, in its present shape, practically places anv member of a public audience at the mercy of the speaker. The speaker can blackguard whom be pleases and there is no redress for his victim. If he interrupts the speaker, he can be hauled up before a magistrate and.cned as much as$oU or sent to jail. The amendments offered, one after the other, to give some protection to the audience were voted down. I he speaker can say what he pleases and the man who resents any insult that may be placed upon him will bave to pay for it. Poetic License. Puck. Jack Bachelor So you think Scrib bier is a true poet, because he only gets bis hair trimmed twice a year, is that it? Fritz, the Barber AchI no. t'ink he vas a true poet pecause he neffur pays me for trimming it, py chiminy I CONSUMPTION To the Editor : I have an absolute Cure for CONSUMPTION and all Bronchial, Throat and Lung; Troubles, and all conditions of Wasting A way. l)y its timely use laousaiiua ui apparent ly hopeless cases have been permanently cured. So Droof-nositive am I of its oower to cure. I will send FJiEB to anyone afflicted, THREE BOTTLES of mv Newly Discovered Remedies, upon receipt of Express and Hostoffice address. Alwavs sincerely vours, T. A. SLOCUM, M.C., 183 Pearl St., New York. When writing the Dootor, please mention Una paper. weak men CURED AS IF BY MAGIC. Victims of Lost Manhood should send at once lor a book that explains how full manly vigor is easily, quickly and permanently restored. No man Buffering from weakness can af ford to ignore this timely advice. Book tells how 'fn 1 1 strength. dn. velopment and tone are imparted to every portion of the body. Sent with positive proofs (sealed) free to any man on application. R1E MEDICAL CO., BUFFALO.N.Y. Mortgage Sale. By virtue of an authority contained in a certain mortgage deed executed to Forsyth 5 Cents Savings Bank by B. A. Jordan and wife, Manerva Jordan, on the 16th day of July, 1890. and duly recorded in the Regis ter's office in Forsyth county, in book No. 8 of Mortgages, page 487. to secure the pay ment of a certain hond, and the stipulations in said mortgage deed not having been com plied with, at the request of the owner of said bond, I shall expose at public anctioa, for cash, on Saturday, the 6th day of March 1897, at 2 o'clock p m., west side Court house door in the county ot Forsyth, N. C, the following described property: Adjoin ing the lands of Flora Hendrix and others, beginning in the middle of Bodenhamer street, north 61 east 213 feet to a stake in middle of King street; north 30 west 100 feet to a stone; then south 61 west 213 feet to the middle of Bodenhamer street; then along the middle of Bodenhamer street 100 feet to the beginning. 2d lot. Adjoining lands of Bev. H. Pee bles, W. M. Phillips and others, bounded as follows; beginning at W. M. Phillips' cor ner near railroad line and runs north 31 west 67 feet to H. Peebles' corner; then with Peebles-' line 37i east 200 feet to a stone; then south 32 west 42 feet to a stone'W. M. Phillips': then 200 feet 24 links to the begin ning. This the 2nd day of Feb. 1897. FORSYTH 6 CENTS SAVINGS BANK7 . 1 Mortgagee. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. If tin vessels and saucepans are occasionally rubbed over with par atflne oil l hey will retain their bright ness longer. . Soft paper or old newspapers crumpled up and made soft with t'te bands are more f-ffective for the polishing of mirrors, windows, and picture g ass than chamois or linen. Custards, creams, or any dishes that are to be frozen or harden d r -quire to be made with an extra amount of sugar and seasoning, for the process of fret zing takts out part of the sweetness and flavors. To keep a spoon into position when desirous ol dropping medicine into it and requiring both hands to hold the bottle and cork, place the handle between the leaves of a closed book lying upon a table. Do not overdo the matter when arranging decorations lor a oinner table with ribbons, satin, gauzes, or tulle and natural blossoms. Have a careful eye and a sparing hand or the table will look as if one had util zid an old ball costume for decoration. A.n ornament for a nursery window that will be of interest to the children as they can prepare it and watch its growth, is a turnip or large carrot hollowed out at the root end, and suspended by ribbons in a sunny window. Fill it with wet earth and sprinkle with oats or other seeds that sprout readily. The lower part of the vegetable will snon sboot forth green spr ?ys that will grow up around it. The Hi tie owners' tank will be to see that the earth is kt pt wet. A F w Pointers. Florida Times-Union. Rum and death are two great levelers. Hard work is a specific for blues. Give it a trial. Young man, in the voyage of steer clear of the breakers. The tail of a dog is often more joyful th in the tale of a novelist. If you want to be happy, instead of popular, spend less than you earn The boy with a nickel is, as a gen eral thing, much happier than the man with a dollar. True charity abidth oftener with the poor than with the rich, because true charity meaneth sacrifice. Pain-Killer. (firry davis'.) A Pure and Safe Remedy In every case and every kind of Bowel Complaint is Pain-Killer. This In a true statement and It can't be made too strong or too emphatic It Is a simple, safe and quick cure for Cramps, ' Couch, Rheumatism, Colic, Colds, Neuralgia, Diarrhoea, Croup, Toothache. TWO SIZES. 23c. and 50c. NOTICE. I want every man and woman in the fnitod States interested in the Opium ami Whisky habits to bave one of my books on these dis eases. Address It. M. Woolley, Atlanta, Oa. Box 882, and one will be 6eut yoo tree. 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