ACCOriAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, SEPTEflBER 23, 1905.
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8. JAMES TURLINGTON,
Officks?Accomac C. H. and Fair
Practices in all the courts on tbe
Eastern Shore oi' Virginia.
JNO. R. and J. HARRY REW,
Offices?Accomac 0. H., and Parks
?y. At Accomac CH., every Wed?
Will practice In all the courts on the
Eastern Bhore of Virginia.
ROY D. WHITE,
Offices: Parkslev and Accomac C. H
Practices in all courts of Accomac
*nd Northampton Counties.
Prompt attention to all business.
Offices-.?Accomac C. H. and Onan?
At Accomac C. H. every Wednes?
day and Friday.
Will practice in all the courts of
Accomac and Northampton counties.
JOHN 8. PARS0N8,
Accomac C. H., Va.
Will practice in al* courts of Acco
mao and Northampton counties.
STEWART K. POWELL,
Will practice in all the courts of
Accomac and Northampton counties.
Will be at Accomac C. H., every
Wednesday and court days.
JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR.,
Practices in all the courts on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Will be at Eastville and Accomac
3. H. first day of every court and at
Eastville every Wednesday.
Otho F. Mears. ti. Walter Mapp
Offices:?Eastville, Northampton Go.,
and Accomack C. H.
Practice in all courts on the Easteri
Shara of Virginia.
U. Q. STURGIS
Offices?Accomac 0. H., Onancocl
At Accomac 0. H, every Monda]
Practices in all courts on Easton
Shore. Bankruptcy cases a ipecialty
Dlt. H. dT LILLISTON,
?Accomac C. H., Va.,
Office hours from i a. m. to 5 p. i
Will be at Parksley every Tuesda
FRED E. RUEDIGER,
?COUNTY ?:o:? SURVRIOR,?
Accomac C. H. Va.
Thoroughly equipped with late*
and best instruments offers his sei
vices to citizens of Accomac.
Will meet all engagements promptl
INSURE WITH YOUR
A. C. xVlatthews
Special Agent for
The Mutual Life Insur
ance Co*, New York
Office in the Drug Store at
G. L. Geiger & Co
Druggists and Pharmacists
Dealers in Pure Drugs, Chemic
Fine Toilet Articles of all kiuds, Tot
:oa, Smoking and Chewing, Cig
Cigarettes, Pipes, Lc Try our Sp
the best Five cent cigar on thc marl
We are agents for The Heath & M
gan House and Carriage Paints,
best in the market, Arctic Soda wa
with Pure Fruit Syrups, Low ney s <
dies, full assOr*M?t. Special at tem
Orders by Mail Promptly Fi!
G. L. GEIGER* CO.
Agent ftr tkc Angle Lamp,
WM. P. BELL & CO.
Accomack C. H., Va.,
A^FULL LINE OF
K8PT0N HAND AT LOWEST PR]
Here You Will Find
Thousands of useful articles not
kept by any ot lier house on the
Shore and when you need such
articles simply give us a call and
we will not only serve you with
it promptly, but with anything
you may wish from our
We carry tull lines ot Staple
and Fancy goods at all times
Dry Goods, White Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Neckwear, Under?
wear, Shoes in all qualities and styles for men, youths', boys,
ladies, misses and children, flattings, Carpets, Floor and Table
Oil Cloths, Etc.
Immense lines of Queensware, Lamps and Lanterns, Glassware,
Tinware, Wood and Willow-ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Guns
Staple and Fancy Groceries, C-mned Goods, Baked Goods, Con?
fectionery, Fruits, Vegetables, &c.
"^^M?atS?Fresh and Salt?ail kindS--^"
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Middlings, Chops, Wheat, Rye, Etc.
We will not only treat you well,
but make special effort to give you
the worth of your money. Come
and see us. Very respectfully,
W. T. WIl-IPER.
PARKSLEY COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Building Material, Building
Hardware, Feed, etc.
Are you going to build, if so it will pay you to inspect our stock of
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, Stair Rails, Newels,
Brackets, Porch Trimmings, Building Hardware, Florida and North. Caroline
Shingles, Ceiling, Flooring, Cypress humber and lathes. Ceorgia Pine Heart a
We are headquarters for
Everything in the Feed Line,
in large quantities and sell at the smallest possible margin, Hay, Corn, Oats,
Bran, High grade Middlings and chops.
Our Carriage, Wagon and Harness Department
is full and complete, we invite your inspection before buying.
"We also carry a full stock of
Coal, Bricks, Lime, Cement, Salt, Terra Cotta Piping, Ameri?
can and Ellwood wire Fence,
Farming Implements, Disk and Peg Tooth Harrows, Planet Jr., cultivator)
Do you intend to paint your dwelling, if so use
;Hirshberg, Hollanders Stag Brand, R. ft Taste paint. *It is the best am
cheapest (One gallop makes two),. We carry ajnll assortment of oolors.
If you wish to contract for a building give us a call. Our Architect, W
M. Bowen will furnish you with latest designs, plans, etc., and will do you
work in the best workmanlike manner.
We give you a few names as reference of work done by us, O. L. Ewell
Augustus J. Parks, Columbus Bundick, all of Parksley,and Will Matthews, E
W. Russell and Ashton J. Lewis, all of Leemont, Va.
We ask a sbare of your patronage.and assure you that any orders by phon
or mail will receive prompt attention.
Parksley Coal and Supply Co.
The Parksley MTg. Co., Inc.,
We have one of the best lines of Building Material and Hardware thi
could be secured and are prepared to furnish estimates on Doors, Sasl
Blinds, Mantles, Newels, Stair Rails, Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Brick
Lime Cement, Latbs, in fact all kinds of Building Material and Hardwar
Specials, mill supplies, such as Pumps, Pipe, Pipe fittings, Valves, Lt
also Paints, Varnishes, oils and Painters supplies, Steel Ranges, Heater
Cook and oil stoves.
We also carry a fine line of feeds, such as Middlings, Bran, Corn ai
Hay at Wholesale and Retail Prices.
We are Manufacturers of Barrels and Barrel Material and all kinds
Lumber. The Prices on the above will be right. Call and see us before Bu
A. T. MATTHEWS, Pres., G. C. MATTHEWS, Sec,
H. F. PARKS, Vice-Pres. H. A. PARKS, Trea
Call on us
If you want at Lowest Prices,
General Merchandise, Furniture, Cook Stoves, Heaters, ic.
We have now a larger and better
assorted stock in these and other
lines than we have ever carried be?
We have in stock also car of wire fence, assorted heights.
Rogers & Boggs, Melfa, Vj
Fertilizers, Seeds, Hay, Mill Feed,
GENERAL MERCHANDISE &C
For sale by the undersigned at lowest margin of profit1)
8HINGLE8, all sizes and grades -best No. 1 heart a specialty.
SALT?Always on hand.
FERTILIZERS?To suit all crops and of best grades.
TERRA COTTA PIPINQ-all siies-also Plastering Hair, Lime, Bric
FARMING IMPLEMENT8-PI0W8, Harrows, Lc
MILL FEEDS?All kinds and always at bottom prices, also Hay, Corn,
GENERAL MERCHANDISE?Including a line of farmers1 suppliei
Your patronage solicited?and prices right In all lines.
J. W. Barnes, Bloxom, Va.
?eopgetown fl?apble \Bopk
JaCOb T. Chipman, Proprietor.
.. .DEALER IN.. /
^monuments, Tombstones, &c."*
Iron Fencing and Galvanized Railing a Specialty.
H. Lee Lilliston, Agent.
Notice is hereby given than the,
tate Tax and County Levy for the
ear 1W> are now due, aud that io
ursuanee of law, we will be at the fol
twing named places in said districts
t the time herein specified, for the
urpose of collecting said taxes and
.ppointincms of John II. Hopkins*.
lappBville, October ?**), ti and 7.
iloxom, October IS, \6 and 14.
'euiperanceville, October 19,2(1 and il,
IttW Church, October 'Jti, 21 and 28.
'arksley, November 4th,25th and 30tM
Sanford, November H, '.? aud 10. 4
axli, November H, at night.
attail, November 11, morning.
learsville. November ll afternoon. t
! reen back ville, November bi,nt uight.
'hineoteague, November 14, IT) and 16.
lorntown, Noveml)er bi, at night
tallwood, November 17, afternoon*"
Modestown, November 18th.
Hopeton, November ft, morning.
S'ewstowu, November 28, afternoon.
Leemrmt, November '24, afternoon.
Accomac, November (i, 8 and W.
Appointments of Edwin T. Powell.
Painter, October 2, :! and 4.
Only, October ti, morning.
Locustville, October 6, afternoon.
Cashville, October 12, morning.
Finneys, October 12, afternoon.
Chesconnessix, North Side, October
Melfa, October 17, afternoon.
Helle Haven, October 20, afternoon.
Pungoteague, October 7, 21, November
4, Ki, 17 and 18.
Keller, November 8.
Accomack C. II , October 30, Novem?
ber fl, 8, 1*7, 28 and 20.
Onancock, October 14 and 28, Novem
lier ll afternoon, and 88, 24 anc
2?) all day.
\Yachapreague,November 13,14 and 15
Tangier, November !t, 10 and ll.
Harborton, November 17, at night
All 1904 Capitation Taxes unpaid b;
November 15th, lsxj-**, will be returnee
The payment of Capitation Tax fo
lftC-5 will be required six months befor
an election in order to vote. We rec
ommend to all the payment of thei
taxes l>efore the penalties arc added
December 1st, 190."^ and interest afte
June 15th, 1906, will be charged fror
December 15th, 1905.
John H. Hopkins, Treasurer,
Edwin T. Powell, D'y Treas,
of Accomack County, Va.
To the Farmers of thc Eastern Shon
I am sorry I could not lill thc orde:
you gave me for my patent barrel du
ing tbe Irish potato season. I wish i
say to you that I am now in a betti
position to furniHb you with my barr
for sweet potatoes and give you hbett
made barrel. Those of you, who ha'
used my barrel, 1 am quite sure ha'
found it all I claim for il and I will hi
to those who have not used them it
the barrel you should use for three re
1st. Because they are the standa
size and all the same.
2nd. Because they are ventilated ai
there is no chopping of barrels to
done. ? '
3rd. Because they will stand t
weather, botl^sunshine and rain, ct
not dry out and fall lo pieces aud ?
always ready for use.
I will be glad to supply you at a
point possible. I ask you to send
your orders at once so that I can sup]
as many of you as I possibly can asy
know it ls impossible to furnish all
the same time,so do not wait until t
day you want them.
All orders received by word, mail
phone, will have prompt attention a
will be lilied according to your turu
To those who have been dealing vt
me I thank them for their patron;
and ask for a continvance of th* sa
and those who have not I ask to g
me a trial.
Jehs W. Taylor,
MARTIN k MASON CO,
Call attention to their large stock
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldin
Builders' Hardware, Slung'
Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Bu
ing Material generally, Pail
Oils and Painters' Supplies.
We are prepared to cut house bill
order; also manufacture barrel st
and heads of good quality. Our (
mill will run every Saturday,
Notwithstanding reports to the
We shall at all times be please,
show our goods and invite you to
and inspect our stock before ma
your purchases aud we will save
MARTIN k MASON CC
We have a large line of all kine
and can save yon money if you
call to see us.
We name In part:
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mould
Mantels, Newels, Gable Oman
Brackets, Laths, Bricks, Shh
Hair, Lime, Cement and very i
Cypress Railing very cheap.
A trial order will convince yoi
we can save yon money.
Let ns give you our prices.
G. T. BENSON & CO.
W. L. NOCK, Cashier and Prop
H. L. Nock. Assistant Cashi
Responsibility to Depos
Now open for business.
Money loaned, secure
deed of trust on Real Esti
3 per cent, allowed on
Deposits, Patronage Sobc
Frink De Witt Tilmatf e. O. O.
Los Angelos, Cal., Sept. 17?In this
sermon the preacher takes as Ins theme
tbe mountains, now assuming the hues
of autumn, ami linds in them a lesson
St Cod's strength und providence and
the love and care he has for all hts
Children. Thc text ls Amos Iv, 13, "He
tbat formetb the mountains."
Have you ever visited the Sehroon
lake of the Alps? Have you ever slept
under the shadows of the snow capped
Blgl, with Its horizon sweep of .'-ino
mile* In circumference? Then yon
have visited Laku Lucerne, one of the
most r#mantlc and pictures.pie lukes
that ever Inplied the foot of a hill or
nestled to sleep like a smiling babe In
lap of a gigantic mountain. The old
poet sings of the charms of Lake Ge?
neva, another of Switzerland's sceale
wonders, with its battle scarred eastle
standing sentinel over lt, a castle i
whoso wnlls are seamed with defying
the cannonading of the elements, as
well as resisting the attacks of man.
This ls his song:
A thousand feet In depth below
The maasy waters mevt and flow;
So far thc fathom line was sent
From Chlllon's snow white battlement.
But, though others may sing about
the beauties of Luke (leneva or Luke
Windermere or Luke Sarnia of Fin?
land or Lake George of New York or
tbe Lake of the Woods of Minne?
sota, all of them beautiful lakes, I still
believe that Lake Lucerne ls the queen
Of romantic lukes for many of ns.
There we not only saw some of ibo
most beautiful of all scenes, but we
also Stood before ThorwnldBen's great?
est masterpiece, "The Lion of Lu?
cerne." Most of you know the history
of that marvelous piece of statuary.
When the French throne wns tottering
amid tbe upheaval of the awful revo?
lution which has made the names of
Robespierre and Marat ond Barere
Infamous for nil time. Louis XVI. and
Marie Antoinette dare not trust their
lives nnd those of their children to tho
loyalty of their own soldiers. They
sent across tbe northern border and
hired some Swiss soldiers to be their
bodyguard. Eight hundred of these
were quartered lu the Tullerles. Fatal
Aug. 10, 1792, came, and the mob
broke loose nnd started for their royal
prey. They battered down the gates
and doors of the king's residence.
They slew the Swiss soldiers wher*
>dj ever their hated uniforms were seen aa
mercilessly as the Sioux Indians toma
hawked Custer and his little handful ol
followers on the Little Big Horn river
Ihey literally annihilated the whoh
band In order to get at their hate^
rulers. Thorwaldsen, the great Danial
sculptor, to commemorate the death o
these brave soldiers of the Swlsi
guard, chiseled into the solid rock o
Lucerne the colossal form of the dyini
Swiss Hon struck to the heart by i
or spear, yet in his death agony still de
nd fending the lilied shield of Frttnot
What a wonderful statue ls that, whic
thousands of tourists every year trav*
miles and miles to study!
But ns I stood before that murvcloii
piece of stone under the shadow of tli
overtowering Big! I snitl to myself thii
"Yes, many Swiss soldiers have bec
?truck down hy foreigu bullets, bi
more, far more, have brooded the
lives away because their hearts ha\
pined under bomeeickness when tht
bave been removed from the sight .
yonder hills.'' When Nebuehadnezzi
took his bride, Amytis, to tho glorioi
capital of Babylon, she could not g
over her longing for the hills of h
childhood. Babylon was built In a fl
country. To satisfy lier lougiug f
the mountain scenes of ber youth h
loving husband erected for his (jue
the famous "hanging gardens." B
whnt earthly king could erect for 1
loved ones such gigantic hills ns thc
which cradle the youth of the Sw
peasantry? We who were born in t
mountainous countries of the Wt
or east can sympathize witli thc
Swiss peasnnts If we have been co
pelled to live on prairie lauds and c
never overcome our longing for 1
mountains. As the hills, tbe tnigt
hills, have spoken of God to Amos,
herdsman, they have also spoken to
living among tbe mountains of
western hemisphere. I thought tot
I would try to find God among
The Strength of God.
The gigantic bills in tbe lirst pl
teach us tbe omnipotent strength
the God who created them. They se
to speak to us something like this:
man, why wilt thou uot look npon
even ns thou wouldst regard the wo
of human hands? When thou stum
before the huge pyramids of Kg
with their great blocks of stone t
dost not sny they were built by a i
of pygmies, about whom Humer
Hesiod wrote. Thou dost not gc
the moonlight and dream dreams u
the Acropolis overlooking old AU
and see there visions of its anc
splendor, with its Parthenon and
columns and its statuary and its i
ble of purest white, and say there 1
not giants In those days. Thou
not walk through the corridors of
Alhambra, with its mosaic floors
Its magnificent wnlls, and sny thal
ancient Moors were not master ?
teeta nnd master designers and mi
workmen. Thou canst not study
footprints of the Aztecs without st
there thc Indentation of a great
Is not a watchmaker greater thai
own watch? Is not tbe naval
Chamberlain's Cough Rented
This is a medicine of great v
and merit. Try it when you ha
cough or coH and you are certai
be pleased with the quick relief ??
it affords. It is pleasant to take
can always be depended upon,
B. S. Ashby & Co
Accomac, and all county agenc
tractor greater thun the Iron and steel
?arshlp he sets ntlont? Is not the
reator greater than the thing be cre
tes? Therefore, ?> man, ls not the
reator of the mountains a mighty, an
mnlpotent God, because- he has cre
ted me?" "Yes, yes," we answer,'
the (JcmI of the hills must be an omuip- 01
tent God, for none but omnipotence w
ould have luld their foundations and
NCted their heights."
Great ls the omnipotent power of
Jod. No one mnn und no one race of
nen could live long enough to do whut
s necessary to do for the creation of
he hills. We look with amassment
lpmi the grMt cathedral called St.
i'eter's of Borne. This cathedral was
inpposed to have beeu begun by
Michael Angelo In 1534. Every geu- ,
?ration since then has bud a part iu Us j
?onstruction. But, though St. I'eter's
>f Koine was building for !MXJ years,
Hie seven hills upon which Home was
originally built hnve been building
for a longer time than that. Away ,
buck In the past millenniums God be?
gan to collect the materials for the
foundation of the hills. He spoke tbe
word aud manufactured it gaseous sub
Btance poor stuff, some people might j
think out of which to build the
strength of tlie hills, yet that was the
first substance God created out of
which to make the mountains. In all
probability thia earth In the beginning
was nothing but a nebulous gas. After I
awhile God cooled this gas, transform- |
ing lt from gaseous to liquid form. As
a thousand years In his sight are but
ns yesterday or a watch lu the night,
God through long uges kept up the
cooling process. He cooled this liquid
substance until there was a thin crust
over its surface, as a floating film
might form on the surface of the cof?
fee cooling on tho breakfast table. He
kept on cooling the planet until wrin?
kles und creeses begun to appear, like
ridges on an orange skin afur the
Juices have beeu squeezed out of lt.
Then the waters ran down Into tbe val?
leys or tbe ocean beds and the dry j
land appeared. Theu the strength of
the hills reveuled themselves in mighty
mountain ranges, which run up nnd
down tlie coutiuents, giving strength
to the lund as the vertebra does to tLe
The work went on for ages upon
ages. The divine workman's tools
were tire and storm nnd hail and pencil
of ice and volcanic eruption. A mighty
workman is God. Mighty nre the ele?
ments and tbe times which he used as
the menus for his creation of the hills.
We must honor tlie divine strength of
the Creator of the hills. That strength
alone wns sufficient to pile up the Mat
| terhoru und Mount Chimborazo and
\ Mount Guultuhern und Mount Nevado
de Soratn and Mount Everest. Om
nlpotmt us well us eternnl ls our Lord.
He alone hath created the hills and
created us. Who is "He tbat forroeth
the mountains aud treadetb upon the
high places of the earth? The Lord,
the God of hosts, ls his name."
The H?-uu?r of the Mountains.
But ns 1 go wauderlng ovec?the east?
eru valleys with this herdsman of my
I text I say to him: "Amos, why do you
I praise the hills? Of course it ls rrght
j and proper for oue of your poetic tem*
1 pernment to admire the gigantic cliffa
and the rocks. In the evening hour lt
ls beautiful to see the white clouds
waviug their garments In the faces ol
these grim monsters, but. Amos, yoi
are not a Nimrod nor nn Esau. You d<
not leave your flocks and as a mlghtj
bunter pursue the wild goats that lea]
from crag to cmg. You care nothiui
about slaying the hungry lion, uules
he comes down to steal one of you
lambe. Why do you not praise tbe val
leys and the greeu fields aud harvest
and the orchards?" Theu I see the ol
prophet turn and look nt me with
quiet smile as he answers: "Friend,
am praising the green fields and th
vineyards aud the orchards when I ai
praising tbe mountains. Do you nt
know thut the beauty und fertility t
the valleys are dependent upou tl
strength of the hills'.' The stork bulk
r her nest In tbe fir tree, tbe grass grov
n for the cattle, the grapes hung hea\
u* upon tlie vines and the harvest flelt
are filled with grain merely tyecau
the mountains shed their waters In
the valleys." Then I say, "Amt
when thou art praising the God of tl
hills thou art rendering thanks un
the divine Creator, who feeds ai
clothes and houses us." Theu the c
prophet answers: "Yes, my son. T
Lord of tbe hills ls the God who ls t
practical provider for tbe everyd
wants of his children."
But though the God of thc hills fee
and clothes us In the valleys, as
feeds the birds of ihe air and t
lilies of tbe field, how few of us e\
stop to think of his kindness nnd go?
ness and care. Indeed we have be
accustomed to be fed aud clothed
him ho long thnt few of us ever si
to give him thanks. We think I
blessings hnve come from the soil a
nre the works of our hands nnd i
from his hills. We feel a great d
toward God ns n little boy felt towi
the enre of his father, with whon
was talking some time ago. 1
father was playing with him and tl
| lng bim. Tlie boy turned quickly i
I said, "I don't like you." "What,'
said to tlie boy, "you don't like y
papa? What would you do If y
pepe should die? Where would ;
get your clothes?" "Oh," answe
the boy, "mamma makes me tb
Papa lins nothing to do with the
i "Well," I said, smiling, "whose mo
buys them, if not papa's?" "I
be answered still more positiv
I "mamma m&kes them: papa has n
I Ing to do with them." Then I s
'But If your papa should die or
away where would you get your
ner?" Again the little fellow s
"The grocerymau would bring
that." "But who pays the groc
niau?" "Nobody," said he: "all
naamma hus to do ls to tell the mi
Cured of Lame Back After 15 Y
forth " I had been troubled with lame I
ve a for fifteen years and I found a i
n to' plete recovery in the use of Cl
?hich! berlain's Pain Balm," says Johi
and. Bisher, Gillam, Ind. This linime
For also without an equal for sprains
j biuises. It is for sale by
., I B. S. Ashby & Co,
les. Accomac, and all county agenci
int ls ail." bo wno som.- ,., ?.-,.
> not recognize the fact that the
vine Father docs anything for us.
'e do not believe that thc God of tho
Us bas any part In our harvests. We
iy, "Our hands planted the corn."
ft thluk G<xl has nothing to do with
ir clothes bemuse our sheep grew tho
?ool. We assert thnt God has nothing
) do with our homes because our
mber ls turned Into the boards which
re nailed Into the walls. "Oh, no,"
iys Amos, "that ls not true; the God
f the hills waters the fields. He gives
rink aud food to the flocks. He
ourishes the trees Into mighty forests.
t is God, nnd God alone, who provides
ll." Ought we not to give thanks to
bc God of the hills who clothes us
nd feeds us today?
An Iaeldent of Thackeray.
The providing of our everyday wants
book) be continually acknowledged be
ore dod. Dr. Tuylor told a beautiful
neldent about the life of William M.
i'hackeray. After the author of "Vaul
y Fair" had finished his American lec
ure tour he was returning home.
A'hen the ship was within a few hours
if Liverpool there wns a farewell meet
ng of the passengers In the main sa?
loon. A prominent minister arose aud
-.poke about as follows: "Frieuds, we
must now part. I want to tell you how
much I hnve enjoyed this trip. It is
a solemn fact to know that most of
us will never meet aguln until we as?
semble at the Judgment seat of Christ."
With that Mr. Thackeray arose and
said: "It ls solemn to think that we
are all to assemble at the Judgment
seat of Christ, but lt ia even more sol?
emn for me to think that every minute
of every hour of every dny God ls hold?
ing me In the hollow of bis hand and ls
feeding me und clothing me wherever
I may go. So, Instead of thinking about
the Judgment seat at this time, If my
fellow passengers ure willing, I would
like to have our ministerial brother
lead us In prayer and thank God for
the cnre he has taken of us during the
last ton days when we hnve been on
shipboard together. No storm has
wrecked us. No hu rm has come to us.
We shall soon be at home with our
friends." Aye, William If. Thackeray
wns right. It ls our duty to think of
the God of the Judgment, but lt is
also our duty every day to thank the
God of the hills who feeds aud clothes
us nnd cures for us each morning and
each noon aud each night, whether we
ure awake or whether we are asleep.
Shull we stop here? Was the east
ern herdsman only symbolizing tb*
strength of God and the care taklm
providence of God lu tbe strength ant
tbe power of tbe hills? Wus he no
making allusion to tbe gold and thi
silver burled lu the depths of tbe moun
talus, and to the diamonds hidden li
their subterranean vaults, and to thei
many precious stones, some of whlcl
St. John In Apocalypse saw in th
walls of the New Jerusalem? Was h
not using these stones as the syn)ho?
of the Joy and the peace and jthe hat
pluess of this world which comes fror
Gpd to those who- Ure living lu ilos
communion with God? I thluk he wai
Furthermore, I believe Amos, th
herdsman, uot. only found these syn
bois of earthly happiness coming froi
God by following the miners with the:
little lights Into the ground, but ala
by following the call of the bird, slni
lug to him on the top of some moui
tain ravine or in some hidden glen.
Methinks 1 can follow this saint*
herdsman as he some autumn duy hit
away to the hills. We will call it I
autumn day, for that ls the time win
every tree becomes a Haming torc
Amos is longing to go off for awlii
and i>e alone willi Hod. He turns nv
his sheep to the cure ot' one of t
under shepherds. EXe takes his stt
and climbs up the mountain sh
Higher and higher he goes until 1
perched Ups cnll, "Drink, drink; gi
rae drink." He reaches up and pu
off a leaf from au overhanging bram
He twists lt into a more beautil
chalice than was ever handed forth
the Egyptian cup bearers at Pharaoh
court. Then he stoops down nnd ll
up the witter out of the gushing sprli
The rocks seem to close in about lil
He seems to be tn a temple, and I
witters nt his feet seem to be "b
wnters," holy because they hnve bi
touched by the finger of God. Tl
he stretches his tired limbs upon
couch of moss. Then the same b
that called him from his herd n
brings to him his companions, and tl
begin to sing. A gentle eyed d
pokes forth her head from the thic
and seems to say: "Who art thou
friend or an enemy? Dare I trust
little fawn in thy sight while I que
my thirst'.'" Then the leaves begli
sway and sigh. That peace of
woods comes over the happy proi
as he says: "Yes, God has made
mountains. God has made the g
God has made the silver and
precious stones burled here. He
made the woods of the mountains,
trees and the moss, the birds and
flowers and the brightly colored lea
He hus made the brooks to sing ns
as his feathered songsters. Truly
is the God of peace, the God of Joy,
God of happiness. If mun ls unha
then it is because as a sinner be ls
of touch with God." Do you feel
in the symbols of tlie gold, the si
the precious stones and the moist,
grant leaves of the woods Ame
The Ood of ForRlvenesa.
The God of peace of the niounl
is also the God of forgiveness ami
don. We see the strong limbed bi
start forth for the chase. Then
health and vigor in every swing
we see the Alpine climber go fortl
to con-pier beast, but glacier and
and to win exhilaration frc ?uns
heights. The prime of mai.'ioc
there. The bravery that Biacbet
when its eye looks into tbe open
ef death is there also. Or I str?
angler wading up and down the
streams. But, as ' the sport
and the man of health hunting oi
lng or climbing in the mountai
also see tbe poor invalid crawling
or being carried there or lying
listlessly in an armchair. His
have an unnatural luster; his c
nre flushed; be coughs much; h
the awful pain in his chest. Then
him under the powerful tonie t
ozone of the Adirondacks or the
growing stronger and stronger.
1 cough grows less aud less aud
il for the neauniui num.-.
abd who was carried to the woods
oes forth well and physically rouovat
d. Oh, why caunot the God of the
Ills be today the God of health? Can
iot he, will uot he cure that old chronic
isease of slu which has been curslug
is for many years? Caunot, will not be
io thu, If we only climb up to him on
he Mount of Transfiguration and
brow ourselves at bis feet as we cry,
'Jesus, my Saviour, my Lord?"
But I must not stop here, even if I
;vould. The love of God ls found In the
itrength of the hills, but God's limit of
'orgiveness und pardon are found there
-Uso. Though God is ready to receive
as If we come to him now, the figure
ot my text distinctly proves that there
will come a time when he will say:
"Not unto all who call 1,-ord, Lord,
unto me will I open unto them, for
unto many In that day I will say, I
kuow you uot." The future destruc?
tion of the hills symbolizes lt.
There is a limit to God's patience.
Did you ever stop to think that as hills
have a time In which they were created
they shall also have a time In wblch
tiley shall die? indeed, mauy of tbe
bills of the past have died already.
Once, says the legend, a continent
ridged with the highest of mountain
chains stretched Itself between the old
world and tlie new. The Azores aud
the denary islands are claimed to have
lieen the tops of these very mountulns.
The Mayas, the original luhabltants of
Yucatan at the time of the conquest of
Peru by Pizarro, were supposed to
have been related to the ancient Itt*
hnbltunts of this sunken continent,
which was called Atlantis. Among
the Mayas the hlstorlnn finds ulm., .t
the same kind of worship whicb was
practiced among the Inhabitants of the
Nile. Yucatan architecture ls very
similar to the Egyptian architecture.
Kvery student knows how characteris?
tic Egyptian architecture was and la
today. Home of the ancient writers
make mention of this strange Island
continent. Slr Thomas More founded
bis Utopia there. Yet the student of
deep sea soundings finds that the leg
endury continent of Atlantis, with all
its mighty hills, was at lust sunk lu
the mighty deep.
Opportunity Mar Be Loaf.
In Java, a few years ago, the great
Krakatoa volcano, after erupting for a
few days, suddenly exploded. The is
lnnd of .lava was literally spilt In
twain. Sixty thousand corpses floated
upon the surface of the sea. A groat
tidal wave forty feet high arose aud
swept on and lifted a German man of
wnr nnd curried lt twenty miles Inland
and there left lt stranded. Java ls
today over 200 miles from India. There
are many reasons to believe thut thia
island was once connected with the
mainland. The inhabitants of India
and Java have the same customs. They
speak almost the same language. They
worship the same gods.** In their for?
ests they bunt the same kinds of wnd
beasts as age found In India! Yet
all of that connecting belt of,, 200
miles of laud with Ita mountains bas
entirely disappeared. As the God of
the hills ls some day goiug to destroy
his mountains, some day be ls going
to destroy our rejected opportunities
for salvation. Thus, my friends, as we
look off unto the bills, as did the
psalmist, from whence cometh our
strength, do you not And in the future
destruction of these hills the foreshad?
owed rejection of souls that bave re?
fused year after year to come and bow
at the foot of the cross which was once
planted upon the top of a small moun?
tain called Calvary'.'
IIow many people are huggiug to
their hearts the false hope that th"
mountains of God's purdou will re?
main firm for them to climb, even from
the weakness and helplessness of a
deathbed! Do not procrastinate. I
bave read of travelers lost on the des?
ert. Without a drop of water, with
swollen lips und thick tongues, they
staggered on until they dropped. Sud?
denly off In the distance they saw a
beautiful mountain. There the streams
were flowing and the rustling leaves
and the singing brooks were calling
them to come and drink and live. The
dying men were aroused. They rushed
OH toward this beautiful mountain un?
til, In a moment, it disappeared. It
was nothing but a mountain of optical
illusions, u mountain of mists, a moun?
tain of false hopes, u mountain which
was a mirage. So will it be with
those who are forever putting off their
opportunities for salvation. Mny Oed
lead us, one and al!, not to follow the
delusive hope that In some future time
we can seek pardon. He promises to
pardon not tomorrow, but today. Come
into the mountains of Salvation. Come
Into the mountains of his forgiveness,
of his strength, of his love. Come and
stand upon the mountain of Calvary,
with ull its pardon, with all its atone?
ment. There you shall find peace and
joy. This Calvary ls a mountain which
is uot n mirage. It shall never fude
[Copyright, 1906, by Louis Klopsch]
A Tiny Royal Cottage.
The German empress usually spends
her summers at Kudlnen, on the north?
east coast of Prussia. Kudlnen ls
such | small vilfage that its railway
station is simply a waiting room.
Tickets bave to be bought on the train.
The royal residence is a plain two
story cottage, so small that the em?
peror, who prefers to spend bis sum?
mers on his yacht, never remains more
than a few hours. From the purk ad?
joining tiie house one gets fine views'
of the DnnztfQer buy. One of the
kaiser's Potsdam gardeners takes care
of the flower garden, the empress' fa?
vorite flowers being roses, mignonettes
Postal turd Irony.
The following postal curd story le
told In thc British Weekly: The author
Of lt says tbat while purchasing post
cards In a city shop "I selet-ted, among
others, some excellent photographs of
Dr. Clifford and Pastor Thomas Spur?
geon. They were marked twopence
each, but the shop assistant who made
out the bill charged only a penny. She
glanced at them ngain as I pointed
out thc original price and then replied
very decidedly, 'No, madam; all the
actors and actresses are reduced to a
penny!"' Is this another proof of the
Intimate association of church aud
Stage? Inquires tbe Loudon Chronicle.
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