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Serrocm By Rev. Fr?nk Dc Witt Talmatfe, D. D. i.os Aaaetea, CaL. iv'.>. tt -la hfc ?anaea ia cha raealllar la.uia af ? haa bundniii!) rbe preaehec aboera us hea to aecare tho ricbeat barveati by aatoi our opportualtlea for readerlag lojal atrifci toGod aod our foiiow men. Tbe text is Hair^ai, i. r?, (.'?: "Consider youi v.ays. Ye have sown uiucb and bring ln tttdew" A aboti tbne afla i bad a most inter eattag eenreraatlofl witb an American missionary who bad Bpent mauy years lu CbJaa. Ba was telltna; me about the murvclous ehangcs which have been Initinted ln China sJnce the Boxer up rlsiiif.' af IOOOl ! had BBBBd him to tell nie somothing about the Japanesc peri) nnd what aroaU ba the condition of the enst if tbe mikado suceeeded ln doaalaaUag tbe wbota Aatatle conti Ueiit. Much to my surpriso be auswered: "Japan v.iii nerer domlnate the aaat Japaa arlll never dotninate China. The great perll of the aaat is not to be -foaad in .lap.m. bot in China. The oidost drMaatloa oa eartb was in China. All the civilization Japan has ever reeelrod haa come from Ciiina. Tba domlaaaee or the eaat wtll come BOt from military lmt from eommer ?iai power, and tbe greateBt ruerchants of all tbe cnst are t!u> Chinatnon. They can tniy nml sell all round the Japa nese. They have tho keenest inerean tile hralaa of Ihe eaatera heaatopherfe ITartnermore, they hara military gen ins. Lord Wolaeley ns well ns General Graot testitie.l th.it when he is righUy tralaed and handled tho Chinamnn inakes the greatest soldier tbat evei Jlved. He is a man absoluteiy without ncrvos. He cau exist upon the datnty diet of a bandful of rlce. And he Is s man who knows no fear. "China has been dcnd for 2,000 years. But the glant af tho east is now wak Ing up. China has never been govcrn afl by a set af praetteal men, but only by n set of seholars, or of wbat ls callea tbe Hterary class. For instnnce. four years age ln my province 10,000 atudeata came an for examination upon tba teaehings and tbe legends of nn eient China. From among those BChot ara vrovld h<< aetactad tbe rntnre ralen of China. But now all tbat is ftone away. Two years ngo by an adld from tbe throno the Cblaeae literary students were wtped from tbe faee of tba eartb. When that little handful of loreiu'ners mnrchcd from the seaeoast up to I'eking, the Chinese court WB1 eaaaaeUad to acknowledge that west eru eivllization was a more potcnt elv HtBattBB than theirs. Now China ls be Ing reorganlzed upon the llncs of our weatara oivilizatiou. Her armles are bataf dlaelBianad by Gcmian offlcers. Her students are l>cing educated along lerhalcal Itaaea, Bar Babaaa and re aoareaa nre heanaj d?Talapad- Her opiuiii taaat la an years wtll be com pletely wipod out hy governmental power. And withlu thirty years a new China will arise whieh will not only domlnate the cast, but will he a mlghty faetOf in domlnating tbe world. And If we are Mtag to < 'hristiunize China >\e must do it within the next thirty years, for after that it wfll be toolate." In Thirty Years. This was the testimouy of a Chrls tlan missionary who kuows China well. Xow, if it ls true, as 1 bclleve lt ls, it Indieates that the Chinese gov erutueut has statcsmanlike sagaelty. They found that their method of edu eation did not produce good results? did not produce the results they ex pectod from it. no they have ehanw.l it That Is a wise eourse. Thinkin over lt, I womler whether we, as a Cbristian eonununity, OQBjbt not to do the same tbing. Our methods are not produclug tbe effects we expected. Where ls tho fault? What is the cause of tbe poor spiritual barvest? So this inorning 1 want you to Joln with mc lu followlug the propbefs advlce. I^et us "couslder our ways." Now, I tbink the fault is not that you are unwilling to work for Chrlst. You are like the i>eople of uiy text, wbo as hushandmen have scattered the seed far and wide. But at the time o/ harvest you bave only gathered ln a few mlserable gralns of wheat. all withered up aud almost usoless. Now, are you wllllng to let me diagnose the aplritual failiugs of your llfo? And remember that when I um preechlaa against your spiritual faults l am dtaa> nosing my own spiritual sbortcomings as well. Our scanty spiritual harvests, in the first place, are due to our lack of loy alty to God. We are not as a class de vote.l heart and mind and soul to his aarrlee. We only gtea to him a luke wann nllo.iriance. Indeotl, most of us? and I speak the words calmly and de liberately?do not lenow what tbe word "loyalty" moans in any department ot life. We do not know the full signifi canee of allyini; ourselves to man or institutiou. And we nre just as luke warui to our spiritual king. The Spirit of Loyalty. I go down to tbe store and find o elerk behlnd tbe counter. Now, by every law of common sense that clerk should be devoted to his master's ln terests. He should do ali be ls able to iielp bis empioyer ln every way. If be ls asked about his employer's charac ter, he should say in bis favor all tbal he ean truthfully. Ile should speak well of him. He should publish his good qualltles and the good qualities of the store. He should speak well of his employer's family and of the kind nesses whleb tbat empioyer ls contino ally abowing to the sick and tbe tron bled ln tbe city. He should tell bow B3* empioyer is one of tbe directors of the Young Men's Cbristian association aud how his word is as good as bis bond. But that ls not what the aver age clerk does. Instead of slnglng the praises of tbe store he ls talklng every where about his employer's faults and weaknesses. And, though I may be making a very broad statement, I firm ly helieve that I can euter any large ?tore lu this city and hear enough gruuibling and fault finding and rais representatlon by the clerks to daraage that store seriously. The average clerk does not know what loyalty to his em? pioyer means, althougb be himself is entirely dependent for his brcad and butter on tbe salary he recelvcs from that store. What is true of the mercantilo world ls also true of a large pereentnge of the beaatclailea af ebarttabte institn tions. One of the loveliest ladies 1 ever knew was left a wldow. With rare flnanclal acumen she doubled and quadrupled her busband'a cstate. Tben wlta nearly $r>()0.000 she erected and endowed an "old folks' home." There ln the most beautlful climate of tho npoa ? altewhtea is unsurpenaed in beaaty ba aM aoatbera Calll .^ reared tbhi Inatltatioa as n *.? ber haabaad. i aaapeea aroald !>?? 10 ea ter thal laetftatlea this year if the rn ' i bat Inhabtt* ala froai ? Ae II Is. the waittng llat raoa up Into the bODdreda, "<>h. if I eoedd oaly become an baaata of BoUeabeeli beeae!H bi the nleadtng prayer e? many who are in tha twMgbt of life. Yet I have beea told tliat, though j;I1 those who enter there go with a thaakagtrhag song ti[>on llieir llpa, yet as so >n :i* some <>;' the tnaaatee get thoroaaaly ewrabHwbed in their rooaas and aralk for ? IttDe irhlle amld, the Boweta in the gaiaaaa ?ogin to prumiiie ahoat the mcela aad fraaahaa about the ?apertafteadeal an<l grumble about Ihe paaple who are living In the rooms next to them. The avernge person, I care not in what de parttnent of Hfe you may take him. does not know what loyalty means. A Good Notice. I thluk the best uotice I ever saw haaa upon the walls of a business es tablishment had wrltten on it these words. The more I have read them over the more their honesty and fnr rcaching siguifieaiue have appealed to me. Ltaten and poadaf well; "if you work for a man. in heaven's namc work for blml If be pays yoa wagea that aappty yoa brcad and batter. work for him. apeak well of him. atand by bim aad ataad by the institu? tion he repreaeata. If pnt to a plnch, an oonce Of loyalty Is WOftb a poaad of cleverness. If you ntust rlltfy, coflr Jenin and atetaalfy dieaarage, reelgn yonr position and when jroa are out atde denoance to your bearfe coatent. But as loaaj as you are parl of (he in atltation ?i<? ntot condeoan it. if you do, you are tooaealng the tendrUa that boM you to that Inatltotlon, and the Brai hlgfa a*tnd that coooea along you will be uprooted and blown away ln the blizzard's track, and probably you will never know why." Woman. bafe you ever thought of that when as a servant gfarl yoti are talking against your mistress V Stenogrnpher. have you ever thought of that when you are talking ngalnst your employcrV Clork. have you ever thought of thnt when you are talking agalust your employer? Beneflclary, have you ever thought of that when you nre talking against your l>enofnctor? Are you loyal to the meu who feed you and put clothes on your back and givc you a home in Which to livc? If yOQ are. yoa are the exeeption, for the great masses of peo? ple cast niud at tbc windows of tbe bamea in which llve the nien nnd the women who support them and who should be csteotned their best friend In the Spiritual Life. What is true of tlie biaipotal 1 If*- is aaphatlcaRy brae of ihe aplrltaaL Do you know why you have so small a spiritua! harvest? In the lirst pl.tee, some of you talk against your minisior who is trying to build up your ehureh. Than you talk about some of the IHM> ple who nre in the chureh. Vou eom plala about your suporlntondent or about the president of your Ladies' Ald or Missionary society. Then you t'mil fault With tbe chureh people becaaat they do not call upon you more. Theu you grutnbie against Qod bacaian ht does not lel you live in a botter home. Then you get angry l>oeauso your bw band was not eleeted nn tldcr Tb.en you Bad fault with tho ehoir. Then you will bogin to sulk boeauso your little girl was not asked to lead thi preceaaloa at the chHdren*a day eerr lea Thaa In high glee you go I ?preediag the acandal of aooM doaaoa tla ftreetde aad eaU the members ol that marital catastrophe *"hypo.?: it. s" bacaaaa they panriat in eeaahng t<i chureh In spite of their moral deltn qaendea And it is dlaparagaaieat her* and fault tinding thero an.l depreckv tion farthet on. My brother, do you know what is the matter wKB Toa do aot know the Bral prlnd] loyalty to <b>d and loyalty to hla Son day achool and loyalty to the house hoid of taith. ii. order to reap a rplr Itaal barveet what yoa aecd tn thi first pUice is tb get down --.i youi knees and get right with tjed and get right with OaeTa Institutious. no mat? ter where they may be. If you belong to God's great famlly, then llve for the harmony of his spiritual family aad never parada your dlfferenees befort the eyes of the outsido world or hus baad or nurture these ontnltlos in youi own heart. First be loyal to his dl vlne institutlons. Speak well of them. Po everything in 3 our power tO make this Inner life hari.i anloao and l>vinglv happy. Oh, that we wotild do everything In our power to keep the purity and tho honor of tho Ohrtattao diureh from being derided and ridieuled by the nien and me women of the outside! There is a beaattful story teed that after the Praaalana had defeated ihe Aaetrlaaa In the bettle oi' Badowa a young Aus trian Oflcar was t'oimd mortally wound ed, lylng in a wet diteh. Ile begged the Praaalana not to move him, but let l)im !ii' theie and die in peaC'X As i?h.\si.-;i! disaolatloa was so near, the coaqnerora granted bta reqaeat Bat after iieath, when the Frus-ians lifted the dead buly to carry it away far burial, they fotind COOCealed under the lead man's elothes the standard of bls ragtment Ves, the dead bero dkl iTerythlng to protaet the dag of his conntry from beiug desecrated by the hauds of his euemies. So may we do everything to protect our standards of the cross from the contempt of the world. May we so live that the men and the women of the outside world will say tbe chureh of God ls tbe dear est and best aud the most loving place to llve this side of bcaven. May we never oi>eu our Upl but in praise of God's gOOdaeai aad the goodness of the members of tbe household of faith. May we learu loyalty to Christ and loyalty to Chrlst's followers. The Wrong Seed. The next great niistake in our spir? itual sowing Is that We do not use tbe right ktnd of seed. We do not use the spiritual seed that will bring forth the graatcat harvest. i am not aaeaithm that some of us do not oae good aead.! Uut we do not use the one great seed j WhtCfa will always insure us the great' I est returns for our spiritual sowing. Let me iilustrnte my thought by eom MOOpbaCe comparisous. When I was a resident of f'hitago, I |>a>xed two or three summers amoni the Miehigan hills. While thata I be L-ame Qjalte intimate with a genth-man who owned an eaonaoaa paaeh ea fbard. One day he told me the histoty of his life: "I tobetitad this laad from my father. For years he was the largeel prodbcer of wheat ln this re glou. Ilut nfier i grew ap lo i>e a i:i:u: 1 coanaaacad ta be a dlllgaat stn deal of the reperta <>f the agrtcaltBral Jepartmeal at Waahtogton. Tho more 1 stadled the acteace <?t agileaMore ;:: i the fonmition of this soil the nin-v 1 eaiuo t?> tbe coadofdoa that l eonltl qaadraptB rhe talae of my hwd If i vould e<\tst? plantlng wlu>.it and t.irn my acrea into peaeh orcbarda. All tb* o'.i setUera araaad beea langhed at me. The] said my father I.ikw more ln i : I i weadd ruiu myaelf Saaa " i i went ahead. i agrtcultaral rcpofte frot i Ingten, aad baengh it took ma I ?'??volop a gQOd Ol aa the rea :it i am feoday mali li ttaaea tiu> umount <>f aieney aiy fathor aaada off tba aame land Tbe wheat crop was all rlght i?ut that BuuVa tatber did B planl the aaad tbat brengbl tba mnm retnm from bis farm. Ta did. aud that ls the wbOM atOTJ ln ? antabeli Now. I an? not here to jrnvr Ufa is a useless nre. foe ? a i!.ir or a Ihief or a drnnl Ubertlne, raahapa yea grre away liimdreds of dollars annua'ly to !?..>![. UM BOOC and the sick. Bnl 1 ask you to etmaldat whother you plant tb ?eed to ohtaln tbe spiritual ha Christian work meaus more than atm* ply gtetagj bread to tbe bungry. elotbaa to the naked and niedltlnc to the sick. Christian work empbaticaliy uioans tbe aaad ptanttng of Jesus Chrisl la the hearts of your fellow men. If you Bill only bring tbe divine porsoriality of CbrtBt in touch with your I nu-n. he will lift men up OQt of their llna and inake men like unto himself. Ob. frlend, from now let tbe Chlef pur poae of your life l>e to get tbe gn spiritual barreat by aeeklng chiefly to plant tbe spirlt of Jesus Cblial la the eearta of your fellew manl "Con your ways. Ye have aowa mueh. l.ut hrlng la little." Will you iioi ponder well upon liis promlseV Ba telhl us what he can do If we only plant him arlght "Aud I, if 1 be llfted an, will ilraw all men unto tnc." Barrcnncas of Soil. But I am oot Baore Impre the peorneea of the aaed whlcb we eo to plant lu our aptritnal Uian 1 am with the rocklnesa and i . rennees of tba soil in whl< dropplng this seed. I care p:o.,, | ii!:> aaad may I?\ If tbe : oii \? barrea there ls no aae m plauting aiij ace i there. For ln I tr* e, tbe <ii lln bog tba banka rer Ni!<> la the rteheat m tbe arorld. On it jroa can grow two or three crops of wheat each year. But if you turn your baek apoo the river Nlle and travel five. ten miles over the Sahara sands you can have tho laud for notblug, for it ls a bar? rea land. The water will run throttgh if vs throagb a sieve. Beatdea tbat, uo water can be drawn so far away froen tba KUe to irrigate tho deeert, erea tbougb the aaada woold hold tba om? her. A soil for the farmer Is wortb Just m proportkm to what it can produce. wo more and no less. a few yeai I was traveling over the 1>;' and I stopped with the a large wheat ranch. The man' c\it nded for mflaa nmi mllei nr ey. ir that farmec had l>ccu dependeul upon the old raabloned ways of ncntteriug tba seed with his hand and tjraplus. with the sicklc, he COttM not have placed undar cnltlratlon one tciiTh or liis farm. I askod him: MBOW <-. fcrtillzc such an Immense area < rultural land? The wtntcr came aa so aaeai after harreal 1 tfafak you wouid not bare the T!n? maa hwgkad. "Why," rsM l ??we aevar fartUlaa tba Dakota ? f.oMs. This ls practically ?. Then he lad mo to a doeu bole b ! dlgglng. it was rtch, black aotl, able to prodoca anjtnlng. "Wheaerer it feei." said he. "that wo are o\ii lUBttng ihe land of iis atieajilh all ih have tO dO ls tO diivo b: little deeper. That soti is joet like that ra rtcbaeaa sixty r.ot down." Now you bare aome Idea or th.> aecesalty of har in;' rtch aoil to produce a erepj a - >:. is only raraable la proporttoa aa it is prodoctlre, No aane farmer wonkl try to tura aa Arabtaa daacrt int?> n ad dnoe H cbeep eaerely bi ii is naprodactJre. Are rea aad I, as aptritnal aaad ptantera, aeeklng tbe lieet soil for tba coaalng apfarltual banraatal Tha Virgin Soil. Where is tba buinan soil for rteheat aptritoal raanltsl lt is oftea la rlrgla toii. DavhJ Ltefugetooe opoaed tbe uuip of the world, and he saw It ln Africa. i>r. Duff epened the aaap or the world, und ho saw lt In In.lia. Fa ther Damlen opened the man of the world, and he saw lt ln Molokai. Mar cus Whitmau oponed tlie map of the world, aud he saw it BBBOttg the Nea Perees Indians. Wllliam Bootb OpBBBd tbe map of the world. and he saw it among tbe aluaea or tbe a>gthih dtJea You and I OBeB tba map or the world. ami uo aay -wbatl Tba people who aecd tbe goapd tba moal are tba peopte who are in the most abject physical, niemal and spiritual want. Tba BMCe a man and a WOtnaB are aoclal OBtcaata the more they noed to be brougbl to Chrtst'a feel and tbe more they cao u> Bplritnally beneflted. Tbeae offer tba daepeal aolla for spiritual barreata. Are yoii plauting tbe goepei seed W|KMV u w Ul take tbe d?>opost root ainl will brlng forth the grealeat goldea headed aheavea, or are we llvlag almply apoo the aplrltnal farm laada already caltt rated i?y other christian ptaatera and reaperal How ara we to planl Cbrist hi the aUafnl haarta af our fellow men? Cna we go to Cbriat and ael certaln formn '.as. certaln BIble toxts or aame of his aivine promlaefl aa i aae tbeae for tbe ibepel aeed planl v <:ta We aae these pronilaaa aa tbe hoabandman did In times of old when he took his BBg and rilled it with seed and then went aeross the flelda aeattartng the seeds far aud wide? Oh, no! That Is not the way we plant for a spiritual barreat We plant in the sinful lives of our fel? low men the divine life which Is in us. If we do not have the divine life with in us, then we cannot plant tbe CbrkU life in atbera, We maat plant ooraeleea ln the sinful lives of others or we can? not plant at all. What did Jeaua Chrial maaa when la said: "Ye are tbe Ught of the world. Ye are tbe aalt or the earthr lb mcoot that it is Jh,. divine li-ht ln Bl which ahlnea forth aad brlnga riaoen to the croaa, uoi tba divine ught a thoosand mlleo away. Bare yoa tbat divine lif.'ht hi yool Bow oftea do foa peay to God and read your Bibw and bommuae With hbnl When you talk. when you livo. do men s<v your faee aname with goapel Ught as was Ueaea1 Caea when he stood in. the praaance of tbe I.ordV ir your life is not Olled with the divine life. is there any but ter time than now to opeo that life so that it wtll be orerflowlng with his glory? w;n you aot Burrander four life to him so taat you can baceme tbe Hirl.f ot l-iw worjjj A Rich Man'o Ciography. N'athan S*rans was drlvtog his mare Ida Bhjbwood eo the Now fork apeed way a compaay promoter aoted ae h-ss for l,i. wealth than hjs uns,n;pu lousnoss daabed by, and Mr Strnus tatd: "Tliore U Klank WIkmi he came to New York la the seveniies he had Putj ft doBar in his p;.okof." Mr. trrana panaed aad arnllad "BoweTer,* be aald, Thiaa u.-re other Becketa.M Kew York Trlhune. CiGANA IS A RARE BIRD. Thlm atattftv* ?.f v..?ti, vnirrlra la Poa <t J our Ke?t. Bdward aion bam of Battio ': ' tbe aeli kaawa South Aaoertcea tratelef, uas the only speci aaeaa ln thia eoaatry of a rara Hrd that has attr.u ted ii'tieh attention among acleatlfle aaea beeaaai it has faar feet. its eclentlae ? :?? ? is ITphrrhernnia crtatal and is haawa la Ihe aarJvae aa It la iry to the aeeepted order af thtaga thal a i?ir?i ahoald have four feet that the dlacoTorj of thia qaedra pel btt*d was. suiprlse to the seieatilie aaea. Mr. Brlghaara ?pecuaaaa nre preeerrod in aJeohai Brfgham Eoaad these birda In --' while maklaej embryolaglcal atodiea in the toteriot of tho great Islaud of Marajo, at the mouth of tho Amazon river. Ihe btrd conflrms the evolutionary thet ry that birds descended from rep tlliau aneestors. Many fossil birds aanw aaaihad reattaaa rheraidnihallLa. tiaving teeth. ete. Tho wholo evolution ary prnceaa la aheaa la the hatehing of the egg of the cbmaa. Tbe btrd, progrmatng in its embryo logjcal cearaa, paaaaa into its reptlllan aaceetral type and before tts evolution has earried it beyond tbe raptlllan phaae it eaaergee from the egg a.s a qaadraaed antonal batched from an egg told i?y a two faotad, two wtaged bbrd. X/here are weU deretopf i toea, each terminated by large. well developed elaws. For many days after hatchlug and before it le able to fiy the young use fonr elaws to elinib about tho bnahee and ttves. But "fore" feet are pnrpoaeleaa i<?r an ordlnary btrd. Then the modlBcathm begtna and the fore rbnbs are dereloped luto wiugs. the tina! poat-natal rosuit. The adntl Bpedmea iit size and gen? eral appearance rterrnuha a pheaaant, but. of courae, is ao relation, as the dgana i i tbe aole survivor of its gpnua, its fainily, its order. of Wblcbgeotogtsta have fonad anaaaroaa repreeeatatJYea in a fossil state. Its gaologtcal rauge is quite limlted, I>elug fouud only along tlie marjrins of the Aaaaaaa nml the Orinoco. The blrd llves and perches upou tbe leaves of the aningn, a large water plant with heart ahaped learea and eaiiaiike Bower, raryfng n helght to twenty feet The plant BTOWB in masses on low, ntuddj ipargins of WBteC ciiirsos. The etiea ottered by the adnlt cigaaas nre BttBke those ofaay other birds and nre so> dotefol and demoabicaJ thal ii aonnda as if they were moamlng ror nil their exttnd rebirlona. These birds are aannlly thi deraoaatratlTe la the alght?Dctroit Pree Preee. Reliea ?.f Maxlaalllaua. Qneretaro le fnll of retlci of Ifaxl mlliau. The town was always loyal to him. In a tiny little shop I was sbown the gatden keya preaeatad to bba when he made bla tirst aatry Into the efty, They were very massire. very hand aaais aad my ea aeartat retrel la a earred mahogaay eaaa. The aaop kaepet wantad 93,000 for the rellc Alas. I coal 1 not pinvhase at Ihe prlce] "Nerer mind," ahecemfarted. "i hara I them thlrty years. There is no baste." Doabtleea, but fer the prico. Which le pfoiiibitlve. these keys would now repooe along with other tatetead> ing nrUdea eaaaected with Ihe last Me\i<-an emptl* in the museum In the "Falaeio" of the state governtnenf. whera tha cartoas may :.ee the Mdeoaa woodea eafBa la which lfaxlmlUaa*a riddlod body was hrought baek from the paace of execattoa. Bara, too, are the table. the ehairs. the pons. ete, Used at the eourt martial whlcb inot in tha Theatro Itarhide and caademn ed blm tO death, The eol'.eetion is fas etaatlagly latereettag, imt prafonndly aad, with the aaggeetloa of greatneaa past and toftp blrtb rtlahonoiafl. New Orleans Plenyunc. A Coiupoaer'a fopy, Pneeini's seores nre the study of a BfetJme, aad them is ouly one man iu Ifeasia JUcotdla oftlee in Milan who has rnastered the art of declpheriug them. Sometimes the pa*e looks as if a By had crawled over It, sometlmes as If an elephant with Inky feet had trampled on it, and everywhere are weinl tlourishes and thumb nail sketeh es and notes, seomlngly supertluous, Which have overllowcd into the mar gln and blots innumerable. It is easy toandeeataad that, if such is tha case with seores wrltten In tho ordinnry way. that of "Mmo. Hutterfly" was a Miii graatar paaaleto the reader. a fac ?Jmlle has be<-n pabllBbed of It which inakes one wonder how the eomposer hlmeaif conid Bad his way throagh it. Another speclmen of his ealigraphv. taken from the end of 'T.a Hohfrne*," abowa a paga eorerad with niegibie notes and in one corner a hirge draw ing <.f a akoll aad croaahonea, under neath whlcb is wrlttea la large lettera MMbnt."?Londoa IVorld. Kiiiu.:elal "Kiikjt MnrkR." it is their Ignoraace of tbe Bral prin clplea of Inveatmeam that makea s>> many people the prey of the paraaltm who bulld tiuaneial air eastles. Their cradullty oanally rartee la dbred ratJo to their Ignorance. For nearly tea \ eara the eoantry baa been bleaaed with un paraDeied prosj>erity, and. ln the worda of one of the direetors of the greatest Industrial eorporatious of the world, "The man who basn't made his fortune In these tea years has only hlmself to blame." The rapld growth of tbe prl vnte fortunes of the men who have been ideutifled with our recent mar velous industrlal progress has made many people ready to believe any fairy story of fortune ninking without labor. The credulous. with money In the sav Ings bank oarning3 or 4 per cent, llsten eagerly to Uie pronhets who promlse them incomea of 12 or 24 per cent,.-* Succes3 Magazjno. Mouse Had a Champion. A Washington man went into a downtown baataen etaca the othet day. iie was accompanlad by his dog. The dog very BOOB got bnsy after a mouse Which he es|iie?l nt the aad of the ilesk nt which a clerk was at work. The dog chased tbe mouse into a cor? ner, whera it took tafage bahlad a waste paper baaket Tbe clerk was wlUl wltb rage. "Col! on* that eur or I will kill him!" he fhooted lo the owner of the beast. "Why, he's after a inou-o," said the ?<og c'.vnei\, ' i!-art eare. That nunise Is a pet, and if raar dog kilis it I will kill yoac dog before he CBB get out of the olliee." 'ihe owner of ihe caniae was in cJIned to get aagry, but he saw real trotible ln tbe clerk's eye, and be lost no I2me in Pel7.lngthe brute and throw Ing him outside the ofliee. The clerk had made friends with the mouse during a period of mouths and was prepared to Bght man or <iog that offered to destroy his pet.?Washington Star. SAVAGE CANINES. PBtoalla of ?>>?? Haum ITBHBan noai ?t l.abriiiltir. No f ; i.' were killed and aal by tha aavage dog? of ' - dreery aaaJbenriL Oce of the rlctlma was a man thirty nve yeen ot age aamed Cuniby, who left Batt;.- ii,. etraJf, ou Aprll 'i with bobm athec aaaBj aaeh drlrtng ? dog leam, maklag ftr the rl ktada of flro wood <?'?? ' - were excepttott* ally rlclous. and provleua to tbbi twu mea alwaya had aone with them. Bnt wu tius occaaloo be took them akaoe, \vi ' -\ tbe foi ? reaciM <i every u. an u>ade> I is OWB ?:. ;l. CUBaby*BdOgg roual Lavc bcguti ftghtlug amoug tbem aelveo. and in endearertng toclearthem ht uot BBtangied lu tbe tracea and feil auiong them. Tnetenpea the whole pHi-k taraed apaa him. He fougbt dea prretety with an aa, kiiiing two, apiit tiug anotber*a head and severely wenadlng aeveml more. But theirnum b< rs provecj too cnucli for him. His brotber had bvard his crlea for ald and ruslu-d to his help but was too late, aud n> rerioua were tt-o dega that be darad nor faee them alone?. bul had to waM tiii his cottiradea gutbered to recoeer tbe eadty mBtllatnd remaraa from tba aaarliog rangs. Theu tbe body waa hnjuuiit i.oo.e and given Chriattaa eurla i Th" other ''.'isc waa tbal ot four per aona aamed Lane, aa otd man ofarxty, his wife,daughter and grandcbild, who left Ford liaibor, | ,0 miles farther Bortb, oa atarefa B to vtoH tbe lior missjon itt Nnin. Since that day BOth* Bag haa o\. i ',),.(.n be.ird <>f them, but gs rcturued to Kord Barbor thir taco days later, aud because of frag mcnta of humaa garb adberlag to tha aledge it ls bellered tbat they deroured the four. oone of wbom couM aiake aoj eflfecthre defenae agaiusl the brutea. Theae Labrador doga are knowa far and wide for their micontrollnbio siv Bgery. There is a large admlxture of wollish blood in them, many indeed belug the dhrect oAaprlng af wolf and d<?g. The wolves of Labrador are of tho same srwcics nnd qalte aa vlelous aa tbose of Kiberin. Auotber time. accordlng to th* wcrt ?aewa i>r. Qrenfetl, a tragedy aimost eccatred at his boepttal at Battla Bar? bor, with its matroB us the vktim. He write?: -.\ aaaty accldant with tlie dogs Bsemed Ukely to prove fatal iu late Decemiber to Mrs. WlUlama. Bba bappenad to fall, nmi tbe whole haagry pack attaeked her. Bul for the fco tunate arrlral of a womaa with aa ax it niight have beeu fataL When we were u! Ilebruo last summer the set tlcra toad me that tbe dogs had reeently kllled aad eateo a boy of tbtrteea years wh-> waa brlnging a aeal from his Getker'a boat to hSa botne." Yet aaotber tragedy canaad by theaa uninials WBa at llollon, where they set upon and kllled an elderty womaa who aad raHeu oa tba lee la creaatng tha barbor there. At Hradic they kllled aud deeenied n man three years agO* At CBrtwrlgbt, anotber time, they de> atroyed a Bfteea yenr old ?iri wblle she was gjotng tO n welL At Xain they ?tnla tbe baby out of tha eradle la a eettler*a hat there, and when tbe borrt* Bed motber aougbt for ber chlld B0th> lag remalned bul its blood bedraggmd germeota.- Cblcago Newa, I'.'.un,IBtteaj ?'? Drciia. It has gana bayoaal extraragaaeo ln wonien's dothtag. lt has COma to <h? haBcbary, Xha draaa hablt is robbing more New York houses now than the drtnk hablt Ten nalBuma la a fash lonabie dreaaaaaker*a tatahilahmeBt to dajf coata a bnabaad more aaaney than ten alghta iu ji barroom did a deeada iigo. There are bnndredi of womau la New York who spend BHMB than $10.. lH)o a year on dress. The wonian of fashlon after wearlug u $400 gOWB onco of twtca aells lt for not to excecd |o0. The extravBganea m drrss among the rtch WOntttO Of New York. whlle uot a legal ground for dlvorce, is one of tba most trultfuJ cnaaaa that lead to It. After havlng apaut ber allow ance for dotbea tbe fashlonable wife fr*?iueutly rona bllls and borrows caab uutil her credit la exbausted and then quietly plnys the horses aud the atOOb ui.-uuct. Tbe euormous losses lead to apaa aaaadal, wbleb culaabiataa in di torce? Ntw York Tress. Jewels the Shah Left. An brrentory of the fawel traaaara left by the shah of Persia shows that tha precious atonaa collected by him are ralued at about ?10,000,000. The COUecttOfl cont.iins a numher of un rlvaled ?yiainond.s and other stoues. The old crown <if the I'ersian dynasty hoids a rilby as blg as a hen's Bgg. A batt atodded with diamonds, worn only on great state occaslons. weiiihs atghteen pounda and is raroed at mii llons of dollars. A wonderful sllver vase is decorated with i bundred emer alds. one (-f v.hich Is so bUgB that it was poaalbla t<> angrava oo it tbe abab'a numberleaa tities. a sword with a dumoad c:>^?ere^l acabbard is ralued at CSGOjOOOt, A ramarkable fea tnra of tbe collectloa is a aqnara bi>ck af amber of 400 cublc inches, which Parataaa say dropped from the aklea ln tbe time of klobammed. DO YOU GET XJP WITH A IvAMB BACK? Kldncy Troublc Makcs You Miserable. Aimost everybody who reads the news papers is sure to know of the wonderful cures made by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kid J.. ney, liver aud blad der remedy. It is the great med ical triumph of the j nineteenth century ; discovered after years 9 of scientific research by Dr. Kihner, the emiueut hidney and bladder specialist, and is wonderfully successful in promptly curing lame back, uric acid, catarrh of the bladder and Bright's Disease, which is the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec onimended for everything but if you have kidney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found just the remedy you need. It has been tested in so many ways, in hospital work and in private practice, and has proved so successful in every case that a special arrangement has been made by which all readers of this paper, who have not already tried it, may have a saniple bottle sent frce by mail, alsoa book tell iag more about Swanipd<.oot, and how to findoutif you have kidney or bladder trou? ble. When writing mention readingthis generous offer in this paper and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Hingbamton,! N. Y. The regular| fifty-cent and one dollar size bottles are Hom? or Swajnp-Root. sold by all goo<l drnv?gists. Don't make any mistake, but rememtier tlie name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address, Biughauiton, N. Y., on every bottle, i Blind Headache "About a year ago," writes Mrs. Mattie Allcn, of 1123 Broadway, Augusta, Ga., "I suffered with blind, sick headaches and backaches, and could get no relicf until I tried W1NE OF CARDUI Woman's Relief I immediately commenced to improve, and . now 1 feel like anewwoman, andwishto N^ recommend it to all sick women, for I WRITE N^ know it will cure them, asitdidme." US ^^ Cardui is pure, medicinal extract of FREELY n^ vecetaWe herbs, which relieves and hankiy, eaaaBihaj ^^ female pains, regulates female cZid^rtse^nrgl.eX^ you free advice (in plain sealed ^. to a pmper State Of health. nreiope). fcon't hesitnte, but ^. Trv if for VOlir troilhlp wdtatoday. Addreaa: Ladtea* Ad- N\ y yuur tiUUDlC. visory Dept, The Chattanooga Jaedt- NS. Every dmgglst SellS it dne Co., Chattanoo8a, Tcnn. N^ in $1.00 DOltleS. IF ABOUT TO USE WALL PAPER OR PASNT Wrii nunpleeand prieea. V\e have a limtted r. bnaulea of V. . :,v. sort. d roDa to bandle, for 2."> cents. Add 26 eenta for freight ADAMS' BOOK STOltE, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. HENRY MURR'S I BALT1SGBE USE GRErlM, MkNUFACTUBID AT 4*Jt? U INOYEB ?>_l >. * BAKLES . TS., BALTIMOfetr., fciD. \ ttentioo is ealled to n " ol :e>t and i: manufacturera ol Lea Uream n->* u> Baltlmore. lie uac* notblngr but the aad it laal aegrm oi excelleoce, aii orden met wlih protnpt titteutiou K . A. Send for BANNING, JEX"1 12 E. 10MBARD ST., ?-???. nm m, BAITIMORE, B!D., Wholesale Manufacturcr of Carriages, Road Carts, Wagons and Day tons. . . Dealtr in . . . . Carriage- and. Wagon-Makers' Supplies. <le<?. L-. SipitrcH. Pre*. .?. I . BM?IIum ', S? < -j -Mmigr The Lancaster Lumber & Building Co., mc OCRAN, YA., MAM'FACTUrtL'RSOF KILN-DR1ED LUMBER. 1IEALKKS IN Doortj Blinda, IConidiaga, Bracketa, Otaltag, Floorlaf, Bidiag, Taraed Work, IIand Kaila, Balusters, and Building Material in Oeneral. AIko Boxes and Box Shook. Eslimates Furniehed. SURETIES AND BONDS. WE WILL BOND YOU. UNITED STATES HDELITY AND iiUARANTY CO. iHoaaa Ofltoai Baltlaaore, Md.) CaaltaJ Pald la Oaaa, $1,500,0110.00' Oflicials aad Otben hcediog to be booded cnn bc plnced in a reliable Security Company at low rates by applying to W. McD. LEE, Irvington, Va., A^cnt for Lanca-.ter and Northnmhorlaud countica F1I>KL1TY. CONTHACT. JUD1CIAL. Judicial bonda executed withont delay. Correspondecce solicited. RCrCPCNCE. FIRST NATIONAL SACTIMORE. MQ, S. M. LYELL& CO. General Commission Merchants: OFFICE \ WAREHOUSE, 4 E. CAMDEN ST BALTIMORE, MD. CHAHCELLOR & aUWLIKjES. p'ARMERS' SUPPLY STORE, Commerce Street, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. Superior Disc and Hoe Drills, Steel Lever Hand Cutting Boxes, Clover, Timothy, all kinds Seed, Wagons, Open and Top Buggies, And, in fact, everything can be had of Chancellor & Kawlings, Farmers' Supply Store, Freder^kshnrg, Va. The one remedy sold and guaranteed to cure Colds, Coughs and Lung Diseases. Its wonderful curative qualities are recognized after taking the first dose. Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action. It never fails. On sale at best general stores and druggists. PRICC 25 CENTS. Indian Tar Balsam Co. BALTIMORE. ,&< Maryland, Delaware ft Virginia II MMorc, Fre<l ertekaemra;, Nor folk iitui ttaama ?ock Blaat Raaiea. ? ? atker vif,rlW2, "nrwluP.V ?'ln; ,- ' " ,n- '?'? I. Mll ftariS: rthBaaUMUl rpa and m?;i..i.,,s. :;P. ir.. ror EUtctlffe', H?,,Y.,,i ? .iMow": Y?' , : utoiia rLV wrli. Ma.Warea, BowieM l,, .v V ?'.. ^ok' Whealtou, Wh.o^vmw. Mon.ako^ " ,iun?' '?"''? "iry Point,lrvtnatoo Wmui uV! Minrnvk.NouhK,::,. Wc?Tanda,d la Baltlmora Wedneeday nwanwt i, weatoer perButtloe. Monday/ Tum4m 'rNo,;fk0Snd.^^.n?.ntS ', M<>:> ?-V" ' "I 1'li'I v ,.,.IV Nerfelk Real . time* al ?-i ? . boatatna, t? , x,.. .?:,.,. lt) HrrJv? part from tbe avveral wi-u-i.V- i . .'," ? '"' rh.r .1, par.mo R the i" , ^ ' w ' ""' "? ??-.&ffJffSSi'S?SS^isst,,w,r ari-loatberefrom. * c0n8e<juenco VVI LbAKb TIIOMSON R^n?>r?IMo? T.MfUDocn.ottnVl-i\Zirv^n^r ^??'?M-UTT,AKn?Fr,'^S[^ POTOMAC KIVER KOUTE ?? soho,i?!,. inrfTt-i-t DseambersMk taae*" day and sat.mi: v at\ v ,, V ' v',',y *?????? Oraeona, Lewleett. i ?!*i. /w,t? Bello, Waloul PolStTcSio KlBaaV!'^ . c"""r^. BK^^ .:".:^:S: ?ont.Alrxandrta h.h W^h7nrfi>F>lnt' G'y~ wleTS^aYbRrtori.^1' "^> bS^#u^' SUh&g^>?8S?Sg3 laoai Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic aaSafeBt! K.vii.uAV co. l'iaukatauk Hlver I,lue. ?ircin Baltimore, averv sfummi' .,,1 ?? , , ? i ;:;. '.?,"i-';':.,,-i,,.,'v,,vi|i' wniioftS ssi sSrF*a=BVfas sks lliir|t?r.^n;,-Jft?,m*r ?f*"" lM,,,,.rt for nait.P,,.,,- ,.,,,) intarmedlatelandlnaa everr ?v??dKrlday. ?ra?tber Parm^Ua*?Z ? i'r.-nu,rtt; a. m., Blandaajo, Btame '? ?rt??n Polni 6:46, r?niaJa ? ??. tW^%?KS&a?^ 55t^raltt,p"?=*,,t Arrlvo ""'t'?" part rioin the teveral wharvos but tkarir ? ;u;,;,::'?:r,r,'ai;,,^,i,,ui't?,(!'ii'??t Miar.mt *???<]. Dordoea tlii-Company tioldltfelf w,Vi,"V'.," T"?\,SON- <;<"- "aaeger, i. nroaoon, Qen. RaaaaagarAaaaa. ( ?laUFIAKl STEAMSHIP 10. "CHESAPKAKK LINE." KI.K? A XT? i?ABBnra KH STKAM KHS "t <M - l MIIIA" AM) '?Al'tiCsn." K..r old i>?int Oasaiati and Korrett vu Sicamera i, !lVo BalUmore ,ialiv n-x', ,.t >,.i..,H.v) at aae p. n... ?,.,! arrlve Oldi Polot Comfort at ? a. m. aad Norfolk .,t ;.'ia. m ^?-;:;rn:;no^;:m:,,u'w'r,,:,,,-,;-'i-i "VOKK BIVSB LINE." \N !' IVVSSKXijuk STI'AMKK -AT WClWoNtofvA^*8* ,,<,INr 1*'"1 M.auK ra i?a\o BaltlMore Tuesdat TBua ?? iu .and Btobmooda ???: Oa ... lerat-all at (Uouceat^r Point c .m anfa.Ciaj Bank and AlmoodV STl:;^!,Vli;: hl-.WK RALTIMOBI 1 K?.M lt8WA?oia I IQHT8T. \\ H.AKK Thrduata Uekeu to al] potnta mav ha s.. oured. hagaaae eheeked a',,.1 atat?rw?ma r, - [romthi r-.,y TioketOfflces r l' .,", t.,AKTHl U W. ROBSON.' ajent 1-: I.. IJalliuiort?Nt..orllu.Jj..,.oralOi::ccs i!l'Jilt and beest., baltimore. Md "'*-ces- L1Kht RBUBBH Kosjkh. R j chism T>ICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURQ & ** POTOMAC R. R. Sclieilule In elTect January (5, 1908. " I.KAVE FKEnKRTCKSBURO KORTHWAKD " "5"iopsdaily oxc,>pt *"?*?r? Haaai leaal l ???*?'?!%' Stop9at Alrxandrla. l.ort?Mi and Praoo ala Bundara onl* mops ,?t Alexandr.a to Sft off naa' N ?? ?. m.daily. Makcs local stopa. '^"m.r!.,3; "Cept Sund?y- atopsalAI i Mp-^-ia-iVaaeeaeHaaaai. Haaaalocai : '>"? p in. SuiulajH Oaiy. Makos Ir.r-al ?t?n? to;;.: i; 5: ssifr attop,*< A^Siafff8top8 n iv p. in. <i:u.y. BtopaaiAtoxandta. L8AVE KUEDSUICKSBDHU BOOTnWfcED 5 65 n. m. daily, Atlantic Coast Lino train lM,.,.,!^^;?:ffi,??;vd A-^^?"'.Bt 6 ** st ?P8dUlly except s"?day. M?ko8 local 10 "aaipaf-5 ^^^-^SaealSal I.' <: !>. ni. .laily. S. A. L. traln. Stopa at girori a??l Aahlaiid, and at l>?awu!l on I M p. ni. dnlly. Atlantic Coast Lint- traln ktotr naanenaw for o,A O. ity. I 48P, m. .laiiy. kUkn local stopa. 11 04 p. m.daily. 8. A L. traln. Slops at Jioswoll and Aahlandnaw Accoiiimodation traln TWatn Washlnaton arrvis bjmb. m. daily exoepi su.uiay. Not,: I IBM -.. t itrn vaiw and ik partureaand conucctiona not euarantaa*. ? *ua C. ?:.COX, Asrout. C. W.Cui.p, Gonl.Supt. W. P.Tayi.or, Traf. Mgr BpOPPUTG for i.Aim:s. Save liaaeUag expensos and have jour a?iopplnRdonc by Mrs. J. 1\ Meanler. 22O4 0akSt.. Halllmore. She is ia etoeetoaea with Iheaeal storesand can s.ivj oar lu.lic nioney on their purehasea In all llnes. It ^osts them nothing eztra. Samplcs flcnt upon requcst.