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MORRIS VI LLE and HYDE PARK, Thursday. November 12, 1891. THE TABERN ACLE P OLPIT D'rt. TALMAGE PREACHES A SERMON ON THE GOSPEL ARCHIPELAGO. Continuation of tlie Series of IHscourses Inspired by tlie Hrooklyn Divine's Jour eying iu the Olil World His Visit to tlie Oreelan Island. Brooklyn, Nov. S. An overflowing congregation at tlie Brooklyn Taber t.acle this morning attested the interest llie religious public is taking in the tries of sermons Dr. Talmage is preach ing on what he saw confirmatory of the Scriptures during his tour from the Pyramids to the Acropolis. This morning's sermon, the fourth of the series, was on the islands of the Greek archipelago. The doctor took two texts: Acts xxi, 3, "When we had dis covered Cyprus we left it on the left hand;" and Revelation i, 0, "I, John, was in the isle that is called Patmos." Goodby, Egypt! Although interest ing and instructive beyond any coun try in all the world, excepting the Holy Land, Egpyt was to me somewhat de pressing. It was a post mortem exami nation of cities that died four thousand years ago. The mummies, or wrapped up bodies of the dead, were prepared with reference to the Resurrection day, the Egyptians departing this life want ing their bodies to be kept in as good condition as possible so that they would be presentable when they were called again to occupy them. But if when Pharaoh comes to resurrection he finds his body looking as I saw his mummy in the museum at Boulac, his soul will become an unwilling tenant. The Sphinx also was to me a stern mon strosity, a statue carved out of rock of red granite sixty-two feet high and about one hundred and forty-three feet long, and having the head of a man and the body of a lion. We sat down in the sand of the African desert to study it. With a cold smile it has looked down upon thousands of years of earthly history ; Egyptian civilization, Grecian civiliza tion, Roman civilization; upon the rise and fall of thrones innumerable; the victory and defeat of the armies of centuries. It took three thousand years to make one wrinkle on its red cheek. It is dreadful in its stolidity. Its eyes have never wept a tear. Its cold ears have not listened to the groans of the Egyptian nation, the burden of which I tried to weigh last Sabbath. Its heart is stone. It cared not for Pliny when he measured it in the first century. It will care nothing for the man who looks into its imper turbable countenance in the last cen tury. ' ' KG TFT WILL YET REVIVE. But Egypt will yet come up to the plow of life. The Bible promises it. The missionaries like my friend,' good end great Doctor Lansing, are sound--i.ig a resurrection trumpet above those slain empires. There will be some ether Joseph at Memphis. There will be some other Moses on the banks of the Nile. There will be some other Uypatia to teach good morals to the degraded. Instead of a destroying angel to slay the firstborn of Egypt, the angel of the 2sew Testament will shake everlastiug life from his 'wings over a nation born in a day. " : When, soon after my arrival in Egypt, I took part in the solemn and tender obsequies of a missionary from our own land, dying -there far away from the sepulchers of hr fathers, and saw around her the dusky and weeping con gregation of those whom she had come to save, I said to myself: "Here is self sacrifice of the noblest type. Here is heroism immortal. Here is a queen unto God forever. Here is something grander than the pyramids. Here is that which thrills the heavens. Here is a specimen of that which will yet save the world." ; Goodby, Egypt! This sermon finds us on the steamer Minerva in the Gre cian archipelago, the islands of the New Testament, and islands Paulinian and Johannian in their reminiscence. What Bradshaw's directory is to travel ers in Europe, and what the railroad guide is to travelers in America, the Book of the Acts in the Bible is to voy agers in the Grecian, or as I shall call it, the Gospel archipelago. The Bible geography of that region is accurate without a shadow of mistake. We are bailing this morning on the same waters that Paul sailed, but in the opposite direction to that which Paul voyaged. He was sailing southward and we north ward. With him it was Ephesus, Coos, Rhodes, Cyprus. With us it is reversed, and is Cyprus, Rhodes, Coos, Ephesus. There is no book in the world so accurate, as ihe Divine Book, My text says that Paul left Cyprus on the left. Wij, going in the opposite direction, have it on the right. On our : hip Minerva were only two or three passengers besides our party, so we had plenty of room to walk the deck, and oh,- what a night was Christmas night of 1889 in that Grecian archipelago islands of light .bover islandsof beauty beneath ! It is a royal family of islands, this Grecian archipelago the crown of the world's scenery set with sapphire and emerald and topaz and chrysopra kis, and ablaze with a glory that seems jlef down out of celestial landscapes. fklod evidently made up his mind that hist here he would demonstrate the utmost that can be done with islands for the beautification of earthly scen ery. ; TUB ISLAXD OB1 CYFHVS. j The steamer had stopped during the night and in the morning the ship was as quiet as this floor, when we hastened up to th deck and found that we had anchored off the island of Cyprus. In It uoat, which the natives rowed stand ing up as is the custom, instead of sit ting down as when we row, we were Boon landed on the streets where Paul and Barnabas walked and preached. Yea, when at Antioch Paul and Bar nabas got into a fight as ministers sometimes did, and sometimes do, for they all have imperfections enough to anchor them to this world till their work is done, I say when because of that bitter controversy Paul and Bar vab;is parted, Barnabas came back here to Cyprus, which was his birth place. Island wonderful for history! It has been the prize sometimes won by Persia, by Greece, by Egypt, by the i.raeens. by the Crusaders and last of : 1. not by sword, but by pen, and that t'se pen of the keenest diplomatist of the c ritury. Lord Beaconsfield, who, under a lease which was as good as a pur chase, set Cyprus among the jewels of Victoria's crown. We went out into the excavations from which Di Cesnola has enriched our American museums with antiquities and with no better weapon than our foot we stirred up the ground deep enough to get a tear bottle in which some mourner shed his tears thousands of years ago and a lamp which before Christ was born lighted the feet of some poor pilgrim on his way. That island of Cyprus has enough to set an anti quarian wild. The most of its glory is the glory of the past, and the typhoid fevers that sweep its coast, and the Iouds of locusts that often blacken the skies (though Iwo hundred thousand dollars were expended by the British empire in one year for the extirpation of these noxious insects, yet failing to do the work), and the frequent change of governmental masters, hinder pros perity. But when the islands of the sea come to God, Cyprus will come with them, and the agricultural and commercial opulence which adorned it in ages past will be eclipsed by the agricultural and commercial and religious triumphs of the ages to come. Why is the world so stupid that it cannot see that nations are prospered in temporal things in proportion as they are prospered in religious things. Godli ness is profitable jiot only for individ uals but for nations. Questions of tariff, questions of silver bill, questions of re public or monarchy have not so much to do with a nation's temporal welfare as questions of religion. Give Cyprus to Christ, give England to Christ, give America to Christ, give the world to Christ, and he will give them all a pros perity unlimited. Why is Brooklyn one of the queen cities of the earth ? Because it is the queen city of churches. Blindfold me and lead me into any city of the earth so that I cannot see a street or a warehouse or a home, and then lead me into the churches, and then remove the bandage from my eyes, and I will tell you from what I see in side the consecrated walls, having seen nothing outside, what is that city's mer chandise, its literature, its schools, its printing presses, its government, its homes, its arts, its sciences, its pros perity or its depression and ignorance and pauperism and outlawry. The altar of God in the church is the high water mark of the world's happi ness. Tlie Christian religion trium phant, all other interests triumphant. The Christian religion low down, all other interests low down. So I thought as on the evening of that day we stepped from the filthy streets of Lar naca, Cyprus, onto the boat that took us back to the steamer Minerva, which had already begun to paw the waves like a courser impatient to be gone, and then we moved on and up among the islands of this Gospel archipelago. THE SEA POPULOUS WITH THE PAST. Jsight came down on land and sea and the voyage became to me more and more suggestive and solemn. If you are pacing it alone, a ship's deck in the darkness and at sea is a weird place, and an active imagination may conjure up almost any shape he will and it shall walk the sea or confront him by the smokestack or meet him under the captain's bridge. But here I was alone on ship's deck in the Gospel archipel ago, and do you wonder that the sea was populous with the past and that down the ratlines Bible memories de scended? Our friends had all gone to their berths. "Captain," I said, "when will we arrive at the island of Rhodes?" Look ing out from under his glazed cap, he responded in sepulchral voice, "About midnight." Though it would be keep ing unreasonable hours, I concluded to stay on deck, for I must see Rhodes, one of the islands associated with the name of the greatest missionary the world ever saw or ever will see. Paul landed there and that was enough to make it famous while the world stands and famous in heaven when the world has become a charred wreck. This island has had a wonderful his tory. W,ith six thousand Knights of St. John, it at one time stood out against two hundred thousand warriors under "Solyman the Magnificent." The city had three thousand statues, and a statue to Apollo called Colossus, winch has always since been considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It was twelve years in building and was seventy cubits high, and had a winding ptairs to the top. - It storv? frty rf-r years and then was prostrated by an earthquake. Alter lying' in ruins for nine hundred years, it was purchased to be converted to other purposes, and the metal, weighing seven hundred and twenty thousand pounds, was put on nine hundred camels and carried away. We were not permitted to go ashore, but the lights all up and down the hills show where the city stands, and nine boats come out to take freight and fo bring three passengers. Yet all the thousands of years of its history are tclipsed by the few hours or days that Paul stopped there. As I stood there mi the deck of the Minerva, looking out upon the place where the Colossus once stood, I bethought myself of the fact that the world must have a God of some kind. It is to me an infinite pathos this Colossus not only of Rhodes, but the colossi in many parts of the earth. This is only the world's I lind reaching up and feeling after God. Foundered human nature must have n. supernatural arm to help it asliore. All the statues and images of heathendom are attempts to bring celes tial forces down into human affairs. Blessed be our ears that we have heard of an ever present God, and that through Jesus Christ he comes into our hearts and our homes, ana with more than fatherly and motherly interest and affection he is with us in all our struggles and bereavements and vicissitudes. Rhodes needs something higher than the Colossus, and the day will come when the Christ, whom Paul was serving when he sailed into this harbor of Rhodes, shall take possession of that island. IJIPOHTAXCE OF ISLANDS. As we move on up through ; this archipelago I am reminded of what an important part the islands have taken in tlie history of the world. They are necessary to the balancing of the planet. The two hemispheres must have them. As you put down upon a scale the heavy pound weights, and then the small ounces, and no one flunks of de spising the small weights, so the conti nents are the pounds and the islands are the ounces. . A continent is only a larger island, and an island bfrly a smaller continent. .Something of what part the islands have taken in the world's history you will see when I re mind you that the island of Salamis produced Solon, and that the island of Chios produced Homer, and the island of SamoH produced Pythagoras, and the island of Coos produced Hippoc rates. But there is one island that I longed to see more than any other. I can af ford to miss the princes among the islands, but I must see the king of the archipelago. The one I longed to see is not so many miles in circumference as Cyprus or Crete or Paros or Naxos or Scio or Mitylene, but I had rather in this sail through the Grecian archi pelago see that than all the others, for more of the glories of heaven landed there than on all the islands and conti nents since the world stood. As we come toward it I feel my pulses quicken. "I, John, was in the island that is called Patmos." It is a piles of rocks twenty-eight miles in circumference. A few cypresses and inferior olives pump a living out of the earth, and one palm tree spreads its foliage. But the barrenness and gloom and loneliness of the island made it a prison for the banished evangelist. Domitian could not stand his ministry, and one day, under armed guard, that minister of the Gospel stepped from a tossing boat to these dismal rocks and walked up to the dismal cavern which was to be his home, and the place where should pass before him all the conflicts of coming time and all the raptures of a coming eternity. Is it not remarkable that nearly all the great revelations of music and po etry and religion have been made to men in banishment Homer and Mil ton banished into blindness ; Beethoven banished into deafness; Dante writing his "Divina Commedia" during the nineteen years of banishment from his native land; Victor Hugo writing his "Les Miserables" exiled irom home and country on the island of Guernsey, and the brightest visions of the future have been given to those who by sickness or sorrow were exiled from the outer world into rooms of suffering. Only those who have been imprisoned by very hard surroundings have had great revelations made to them. So Patmos, wild, chill and ble;di and terrible, was the best island in all the archipelago, the best place in all the earth for divine revelations. Be fore a panorama can bo successfully seen, the room in which you sit must be darkened, and in the presence of John was to pass such a panorama as no man ever before saw or ever will see in this world, and hence the gloom of his surroundings was a help rather than a hindrance. All the surroundings of the place af fected St. John's imagery when he speaks of heaven. St. John, hungry from enforced abstinence, or having no food except that at which his appetite revolted, thinks of heaven; and as the famished man is apt to dream of boun tiful tables covered with luxuries, so St. John says of the inhabitants of heaven, "They shall hunger no more." Scarcity of fresh water on Patmos and the hot tongue of St. John's thirst leads him to admire heaven as he says, "They shall thirst no more." St. John hears the waves of the sea wildly dadiing against the rocks, and each wave has a voice, and all the waves together make a chorus, and they remind him of the multitudinous anthems of heaven, and he says, "They are like the voice of many waters." One day, as he looked off upon the sea, the waters were very smooth, as it is today while we sail them in the Min erva, and they were like glass, and the sunlight seemed to set them on lire, and there was a mingling of white light and intense flame, and as St. John looked out from his cavern home upon that brilliant sea, he thought of the splendors of heaven and describes them ("As a sea of glass mingled with fire." Yes, seated int the dark cavern of Pat mos, though homesick and hungry aud loaded with Domitian 's anathemas, St. John was the most fortunate man on tarth because of the panorama that passed before the mouth of that cavern. LET US VIEW THE PANORAMA. Turn down all the lights that we may better see it. The panorama passes, and lo! the conquering Christ, roled, girdled, armed, the flash of golden candlesticks and seven stars in his right hand, candlesticks and stars meaning light held up and light seat fjred. And there passes a throne and Christ on it, and the seals broken, and the woes sounded, and a dragon slain, and seven last plagues swoop, and seven vials are poured out, and the vision vanishes. And we halt a mo ment to rest from the exciting spec tacle. Again the panorama moves on be fore the cavern of Patmos, and John the exile sees a great city representing all abominations Babylon towered, palaced, templed, fountained, foliaged, sculptured, hanging gardens, suddenly going crash ! crash ! and the pipers cease to pipe, and the trumpets cease to trumpet, .and the dust and the smoke and the horror fill the canvas, whil from above and beneath are voices an nouncing, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen !" And we halt again to rest from the spectacle. Again the panorama passes before the cavern of Patmos, and John the f?xtK iafiS'it tnlwtHtWt Oret-t un -t .-- white charger leading forth the cavalry of heaven, the long line of white charg ers galloping through the scene, the clattering of hoofs, the clinking of bridle bits and the Hash of spears, all the earth conquered and all heaven in Doxology. And we halt again to rest from the spectacle. Again the pano rama passes before the cavern of Pat mos, and John the exile sees great thrones lifted, thrones of martyrs, thrones of apostles, thrones of prophets, thrones of patriarchs, and a throne higher than all on which Jesus sits, and ponderous books are opened, their leaves turned over, revealing the names of all that have ever lived, the good and the bad, the renowned and the humble, the mighty and the weak, and at the turn of every leaf the universe is in rapture or fright, and the sea empties its sarcophagus of all the dead of the sunken shipping, and the earth gives way, and the heavens van ish. A;, a in we rest a moment from the spectacle. The panorama moves on be fore the cavern of Patmos, and John the exi!.; beholds a city of gold, and a river more beautiful than the Rhine or the Hudson rolls through it, and fruit trees bend their burdens on either bank, and all is surrounded by walls in which the upholstery of autumnal forests, and the sunrises and sunsets of all the ages, and the glory of burning worlds seem to be commingled. And the inhabitants never breathe a sigh, or utter a groan, or discuss a dif ference, or frown a dislike, or weep a tear. The fashion they wear is pure white, and their foreheads are encir cled by garlands, and they who were sick are well, and they who were old are young, and they who were bereft are reunited. And as the last figure of that panorama rolled out of sight, I think that John must have fallen back into his cavern, nerveless and exhaust ed. Too much was it for naked eye to look at. Too much was it for human strength to experience. OPKX THE GATES. My friends, I would not wonder if you should have a very similar vision after awhile. Yrou will be through this world, its cares and fa tigues and struggles, and if you have served the Lord and have done the best you could, I should not wonder if your dying bed were a Patmos. It often has been so. I was reading of a dying boy who, while the family stood round sorrowfully expecting each breath would bo the last, cried: "Open the gates! Open the gates! Happy! Hap py! Happy!" John Owen in his last hour said to his attendant, "Oh, Brother Payne, the long wished for day is come at last!" Rutherford, in the closing mo ment of his life, cried out: "I shall shine, I shall see him as he is, and all the fair company with ltlm, and shall have my large share. I have gotten the victory. Christ is holding forth his arms to embrace me. Now I feel! Now I enjoy ! Now I rejoice 1 I feed on manna. I have angels' food. My eyes will see my Redeemer. Glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuers land." Yes, ten thousand times in the his tory of the world has the dying bed been made a Patmos. You Keg the time will come when you will, oh, child of God, be exiled to your hist sickness as much as John was exiled to Patmos. You will go into your room not to come out again, for God is going to do something better and grander and hap pier for you than he has ever yet done. There will be such visions let dow to your pillow as God gives no man if he is ever to return to this tame world. The apparent feeling of uneasiness and restlessness at the tinio of the Chris-. tian's departure, the physicians say, is caused by no real distress. It is an unconscious and involuntary movement, aud I think in many cases ft is the vision of heavenly gladness too great for mortal endurance. It is only heaven breaking in on tlie departing spirit. You see your work will be done and the time for your departure will be at hand, and there will be wings over you and wings under you and songs let loose on the air, and your old father and mother gone for years will descend into the room, and your little children whom you put away for the last sleep years ago will be at your side and their kks will be on your foreheads, and you will see gardens in full bloom, and the twinging open of shining gates, and will iiear voices long ago hushed. In many a Christian departure that you have known and I have known there was in the phraseology of the de parting ones something that indicated the reappearance of those long de ceased. It is no delirium, no delusion, but a supernal fact. Your glorified loved ones will hear that you are about to come, and they will say in heaven : "May I go down to show that soul the way up? May I be the celestial escort? May I wait for that soul at the edge of the pillow?" And the Lord will say : "Yes. You may fly down on that mis sion." And I think all your glorified kindred will come down, and they will be in the room, and although those in health standing around you may hear no voice and see no arrival from the heavenly world, you will see and hear. And the moment the fleshly bond of the soul shall break, the cry will be: "Follow me! Up this way! By this gilded cloud, past these stars, straight for home, straight for glory, straight for God !" As on that day in the Gre cian archipelago Patmos began to fade out of sight, I walked to the stern of the ship that I might keep my eye on the enchantment as long as I could, and the voice that sounded out of heaven to John the exile in the cavern on Pat mos seemed sounding in the waters that dashed against the side of our ship, "Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell withtheni, and they shall be his people and God himself shall be with them and be their God, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." CURIOUS CORONERS' VERDICTS. Recorded Results of Some Very Remark able Knelisli Jury Sittings. Some of the coroners' verdicts in tho country of fifty and sixty years ago arc very curious. The following are tho causes assigned for the death of the parties : "She came to her death by strangu lation in testimony we have sit our hands and seal the day above wroten." "Paul Burns came to his death by a mule running away with a wagon and f.eing thrown therefrom." "By taking with his own hands an overdose of morphine." "From causes unknown to the jury and having no medical attendance." "Came to his death from national causes. " "An inquisition holden upon the body of John Brown, there lying dead by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed, who upon theire oath do say that he came to his death in the following manner, by falling off the plank bridge accidental while trying to cross the stream and was drowned." "Said child, aged one day old, came to her death from spasms, said child having been found by the witness in a trunk, under very suspicious circum stances." "The joueres on thare ouathe do say that he come to his deth by old age, as tha could not see ennything else the matter." "Come to his death from the follow- tn ?'ft y -wit, trrrm imiMMiHllmt cause to the juorers unknown." "The said deceased being an orphan, father and mother being both dead." "From an overdose of gin adminis tered by his own hand." "Disability caused by lunacy." "Being run over by two coal trucks while detached from the engine." "Come to his death by tender No. 7 jumping the track, on which he was riding, either jumping or falling off and engine running over him which was an accident and no fault of the engineer of said engine." "She come to her death by the light en stricken her." "From hart deseize." "Come to his death in the following manner to wit: he was born dead." "From excessive drinking and laying out in the sun." "From the hands of some person or persons to the jury unknown and after ward placed on the track and got run over by incoming train." "Congestion of the brain an appli cote fitze." "The body was so mangled and muti late that they could not tell ennything about it, but that think it was put in the sisterne by some unknown person or persons." "Diseas of the hart and applexity fitze." "Calded on left side by kittley of hot water burning over on hir left side and humegitely causing her death." "From the effect of injuries received by her close accidental taking fire." "From exposier." London Tit-Bits. A Pretty Kxperiment. A pretty and interesting experiment, which may be new to some, is that by which the growth of an oak plant can be watched from its earliest stage. Cut a circular piece of card to fit the top of a hyacinth glass, so as to rest upon the ledge and exclude the air. pierce a hole through the center of the card and pass through ita strong thread, having a small piece of wood tied to one end, which, resting transversely on the card, prevents its being drawn tbrougli. To the other end of the thread at tach an acorn, and, having half filled the glass with water, suspend the acorn at a short distance from the surface. The glass must be kept in a warm room. In a few days the steam which has generated in the glass will hang from the acorn in a large drop. Soon the acorn will burst, and the root will protrude and thrust itself into the water; in a few days more a stem will shoot out at the other end, and rising upward will press against the card, in which a hole must be made to allow it to pass through. From this stem small leaves will soon sprout, and in the course of a few weeks the experimenter will be reward ed by having a sturdy little oak plant feeveral inches in height. Youth's Com panion. feelings of a Coward. Oh, it's awful to be a coward ! I have wondered, if a man struck me, could I return tho blow? I believe not. I believe I should sneak off like a whipped cur. Luckily for me, up to now I think 1 have hidden the fact of my being a coward from all. I don't fancy that even my most intimate friends have ihe slightest idea of my cowardly na ture. I dare say my stalwart form and rather vtern looking countenance have paved me from many a blow, for I've mixed with "all sorts and conditions of Mien" in my time, for outwardly I look an "ugly customer" to tackle, but could they glance beneath the surface and see my craven heart I fancy 1 should come rather badly off. "A Coward" in London Tit-Bits. ODDS AND ENDS. Paris has 1 SI, 000 foreigners. England has 12,8!):? Irish soldiers. Colorado bids fair to rival California in fruit growing. Try swallowing saliva when troubled with a sour stomach. Lake Erie produces more fish to the square mile than any body of water in the world. Of the immigrants to this country Germany sends more than twice as many as Ireland. Africa is now completely encircled by submarine cables, which make up altogether a length of 17.000 miles. The man who invariably whistles does little thinking. But he keeps other people thinking, just the same. The shoes worn by Luther at the diet of Worms are preserved with reverent care in the Historical museum at Dres den. A temperature of 220 degrees below zero has been produced by a bath of carbon bisulphMe and liquid nitrous acid. Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian pa triot, has just entered his ninetieth year. He is in fair health in his Italian home. Nelson Oleson, a rich Swede living near Monett, Mo., killed himself be cause his wife wouldn't make bread to suit him. Auctioneers' fees in this country and in England are paid by the seller. In France and Holland the purchaser pays them. Japanese artists produce colors of ex quisite beauty, as well as great mallea bility, by aiLij to their ornamental bronzes a little gold. The first steel car for postal purposes was run 270,000 miles and went through five smashups at a cost for repairs of only forty-two dollars. Recent researches in medicine show that persons having a tendency to gouty troubles generally improve more rapidly when they eat no fruit. For blind staggers in horses the proc ess of bleeding at the mouth has been superseded by that of applying am monia to the nostrils by means of a SDonge or cloth. The Countess of Dudley was a shop girl. Wellesley college opened this year with 700 students. The power plant at the World's fair will be equal to 24,00;) horse power. Murray hill girls drink vichy or lemon phosphate at the soda fountain. The United States imports more gum for making varnish than any othei country. More than $3,000,000 of English cap ital has been invested in the tin mine, of South Dakota. The price of aluminium has fallen during the last three years from four dollars to less than one dollar per pound. The half thoughts of the foolish, put into words, are often the levers that move the wise to think in silence and then act. Cheapside street, London, is trav ersed by 13,000, and Mansion House street by about 23,000 vehicle.; daily. Books remained very scarce and ex pensive mitil after the introduction of paper made from linen and the inven tion of printing. Clear summer sunlight is said to pen etrate the Mediterranean sea to a depth of 1,200 feet; winter sunlight to only 600 feet. In the Uiyted States the losses by bankruptcy :ure increasing by leaps and bounds. In USSl) they were 93,292, 975 and last nrT?I 13.1 82,-413. Berlin's S:-4 lty for the Homeless last year providel 'shelter for 100,000 men and 15,000 women. In the eleven years of its existence it has furnished lodgings, food and medical care to 2.200.000 persons. A Bad Place for Travelers. It is rarely that anybody ventures into the interior of Borneo, because there the head hunting natives prowl. 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O -"50 line en I li no better shoe ever offered at mm this price; one trial will convince those ho want a shoe for comfort and service. 45 niul Si.40 V ot iiinutiitiu'n shoes are very Ktroim nnd durable. Those who ive given them a trial will wear no other make. 3 Ayr ' 8'.00 ii ml 1.75 school shoes are VJI 9 worn by tlie Ijoyseverv where; they sell ti t)uir merits, as the Increasing sides show. i orliC '-' II u mi-Hewed shoe, best m3U ICO Doiuola, very stylish; equals French t: ported shoes costing from Sl.uii to sSMi.im. I.ndieM' 4.51). SJ.00 nnd $1.75 hoe fm lissesare the best fine Uongola, Stylish and durable, ('tuition. See that V. L. Douglas' uame an-? price are stamped ou the bottom of each shoe. W. L. Brockton. Mass. Mty OJ.MJ rnPnUJt PB't . Sounrt Outre. Wonderful I UuUlTlA (iri.wth. fl.nlhl.T fur SUM lyrt". 1'ay much lifttrr than savings hanks. ViUlress Tacuina Investment Co., Taconia. Wash 1CCXKSS a, d HEAD NOIES CUKKD hy lEHri'eck's Invi-ihlr Tubular Ear Cushions. Whispers Ik aid. Comfortable. Successful where id remedies fail. Sold hy F. H1SCUCK, only, M Broadway, New York. Write for book of roofs free. Salesmen Wanted ! TO SELL A FINE LINE OF NURSERY STOCK experience unnecessary. Salary or commission. Apply at once, staiinir ane and reference to S. T. CANNON. Worcester Mass. enATEixL- con FO IITI xu. EPPS'S COCOA BREAKFAST. " By a thorouch knowledge of the natural laws which povern tlie operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a ca eful application of the tine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps lias provided our lirtakfast tables with a Urli cately flavored bcveiace which may save us many heavy doctors" I ills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet thnt a const it lit Ion 'nay he gradually built up until strong em-ugh to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of snlitle maladies are floating around us reixly to attack w herever there is a wi ak point. We may escape many a fatrl shaft by keeping our selvts well fortified with pure blood ami a prop erly nourished frame." Ciril Service Gazette. Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold 'lily in half pound tins by (Irocers. labelled thus : JAMES EPPS & CO., Homoeopathic Chemists. London, England. PPtl PARKER'S 1 rmfr8?0i HAIR BALSAM ri&Tfi1!&J&fc Cleanset and bwinlillw th hlc rVZ- t' Promote! luxuriant growth. SiiJI&s icf 5 Never Fails to Best ore Gry ft,j;'Sr Hair to its Youthful Color. '-tCfX'v'-AkiE. Cure! Rcalp diwasf & hair tailing. K3jsSiAf ffte.and tl.'Oat Druggist! BSryii?Mii.',.issiaiiTJaa t e I'arker's Ginger Tonic. It cures the worst Couh, Weak Lunfrx, Debility, In.ligettion, Pain, Take in time. 40 cU. HINDERCORNS. The onlv ?mr? ciirr for Coma. Stona aii puia. iJc JruisU, or 11ISCOX ft CO., X. Y. ALL BELOW F0R20. PC) YARDS it-es Trimmings ALL WOOL EXTRA SUPEr) 20 YARDS CARPET LINING ust accom pa ny H-A-HARTLEYCO order B05T0N,MASS. o O GOOD NEWS O fx run inc miLLiunsur bunsumcniur o Tutt's Pills, o Olt gives lr. Tutt pleasure to an- a nounve that lie is now putting up a TINY LIVER PILL which is ofexeeedingly small ttlze, yet n retaining: all the virtues of tlie larger ones. They are guaranteed purely O vegetable. Itoth sizes of these pills are still issued. The exact size of r TCTT'S TIXY LIVER PILLS f is shown in the border of thia "ad" ooooooooooa PENSIONS ! I wish to announce to those having claims against the Government growing out of the late war, that l am prepared to prosecute any and all kinds ol claims. Special attention is called to those having rejected claims. I also have every facility second to - none, to prosecute claims under tne uepenuent Pension Hill. Why do you give your claims to parties that von uo not Know, wneu you can nave it none at nome as wenv correspondence solicited. POUTER G. nODGDOlT, Pension and Bounty Atty., ITo. Craftsbury,Vt tore of rh 11th Vt Reirt. l. fkancis a son. of the Trov Times, Troy, H . Y. F0R'2 0 - T- h 4 V (rtV And Where The Lamoille Bank & Trust Company of Hyde Park, offers the following reasons why it should receive a share of your patronage : FIRST. It is unquestionably safe. It has a full paid-up capital of $50,000. making, with the addi tional liability of the stockholders, a guaranty to depositors of $100, 000. Its Directors, H. P. Stowe, O. F. Gates, S. A. Fife, P. K Gleed, C. S. Page and HlVr. McFarland, are men who have long been known to the people of not only as successful business men, but as men of extensive ex perience in loaning money. Under this management the people know that economy, conservatism, and sound judgment the institution. where the security is not person ally known to some one of the Di rectors, without a careful investi gation of the property loaned upon, and depositors are cordially invited to examine the loans of the Bank, and judge for themselves whether their deposits are being judiciously invested. Less than one-twenty-third (1-2 3d) of its assets are in vested outside of Lamoille County and the adjoining towns of Lowell, Hardwick, Craftsbury and Bakers field, so that depositors can at all times see where their money is in vested and KNOW IT IS SAFE. SECOND. It is Distinctively a Lamoille County Institution, organized tJTmeet a loujj-lelt want for a Sav ings Bank in our county. It is endeavoring faithfully to supply that want, and so long as it conducts its a flairs in the interests of Lamoille County and with absolute safety to its depositors, it has no lears that it will not receive its share of the business of the county. THIRD. It has Never Refused a Lamoille Coun ty Loan, coming within the of the state governing savings bank investments. Whatever the condition of the money market may have been, the di rectors have always found some way to accommodate all Lamoille County interests. It is never short when home interests want money. FOURTH. It is th. only Savings Bank in tne State tnat has not a dollar of its money invested in western securities. It stands alone as a depository of the people's money, pledged to Vermont investments and the fostering of Vermont indus tries. Jt believes that this course js not only the safest, but that all the material interests of our State, farming, mercan tile, and manufacturing, will be thereby best promoted. It takes this position notwithstanding it can always secure larger rates of interest by taking a course less ioyal to Vermont. FIFTH It guarantees ally, four per cent, interest compounded semi-annually. At this rate a saving of twenty-five cents per day amounts in five years to $502.07 ; jn ten years to $1,1 1.1 1 ; in twenty years to $2,69.61; thirty ypars $8,885.04; fifty years to $14,3 il).S2; sixty years to $22, 388.15. Surely this is better than a high rate, with question able security. To the extent of $1,500.00 the Bank pays all taxes on individual deposits. Deposits made on or before October 31 draw interest from the first day of the month. Hyde Park, Vt, Oct. 20, HAMMOND TYPE WRITER Twenty Different As for speed, no fingers can nioye yfll not respond correctly. CATALOGUE AND INSTRUCTION BOOK MAILED FREE. THE HAMMOND TYPE WRITER CO., 300 Washington St., Boston, 2-tass. to Deposit. County Savings Lamoille County, will characterize It makes no loans rules of the Bank and the laws unqualifiedly and uncondition to $5,229 61 ; forty years to CARROLL S. PAGE, President. H. M. McFARLAND, Vice-President. CLARENCE A. KNIGHT, Treasurer. 1891. Host durable. Easy to oporato, Simple in construction, Perfect alignment, "Writing: always in eight. Type clcanod in a few seconds. Styles of Type. so rapidly that the machine Tried for 2Q Years. OIST JL Y ND i U1MU4I Th orlu'liml sii'l 'iilv (ffiinlr O'ImimmiimI 0ir ircii I'ri-Ht iii.-m . H'Hl of Urt. ntrke & Tnlm. I u ii. Hi,jiMlii Hi I ll" i ( uw lf ll HII"! NilP'K'-ll IMMHII'I'' ll.Mllll lllfl' IMHIIIll U an ii'iiiii i mil hi.iI iiihiI.' M.iUI.i- Hint II I nriit a l uvt-r Hi- world. It Ima bi--n In iihc for more llmn twenty rr: thonHiil of iiitiiMit" Iihv- Iwrn trrt-il ami iivit one IIii.iismihI phvalrlHiia luive nai-il It nl rrcitiiiiiiriiili-d It vi-ry lKHinViit twl. Thr (rri'it auroeaa of our IrriitniPiit In. (tlvm ti- In it iM.Mof ImltHlorv iiiivriiini una -tons, aniiii-riillinii II nr fr-)iHra Imia 1 oihimuhuI uy l!'ii. ft 'ti irriMliiu our ti-Min onl;il. sod Hi iiiiinoa id our niHM'iit. t' r ri imni ii'l woilli. It roiiri fluiliD. Hill linv mill- Inure insilr !. whi ri'. r hv Jlirr. nd i-mII d uiuimtiiid ) iri'ii. In uirioii. ('ou t ml nivri n-t Vodi" f Anion mJ i:i"iiit-." I- lit''-1 1 I1 i k f ii twin' i'iil IWIn'il i y !'. . -tin k. & I'.ilcii. Iik Ii (.! I" -il Ii n'di'i r- fu'l liifoiiimiloii ! Hi' inaik-Hlili- ruralivr in rn . i nn h rc-oiil of aurpi mlnif run hi m wide rmitre of rim uli-ran a luuiiy ol IIk-iii Htu r ln-liuc Rlminl'-m d In ill I II .er liliyiii'lmi. Will he luHlled ti any aiiilrraa on upiilu allim. Drs. STARES? & PALE2T, AtrU lr-t. llaliMl.-litil fraa. I PROLIFIC I WILL MAKE HENS LAY Mtxeit with the rimming fpprl jirevi ot f 'tia Knlinff nrul f ralarr 1'ickiny, cures Mup mid 'iler. A hiiihII nil m exM-mliMl for It will n-tnm nmnv llinea Ihe eost In the InrreaMMl 110. iliirtWm of Yrntn. hold liy heeilninen. Keedmen, UruutfUta, and tti-nernl Ix-ul. era. 1 Ih. I'kK ii.v-. 2. lb. I'kir. Aue. A Hi. 1'kK. (1.00. 1 ll. l'kg. sent iiy mull for 4nc. L. B. LORD, Propr., BURLINGTON.VT. tv vf i-iiiyi."!1 Li ' m L' nsm i Fi!! Fllll SHE ! Owing to the advancing years of my father, I have purchased the farm owned by him for many years past, near Hyde I'ark village. Hav :n neither time nor ability to car ry it on properly, I will sell it at much less than its value. To those who are acquainted with the place no commendation is necessary. For the benefit of those who are not, say it is one of the best farms on the Lamoille River. It has a meadow nearly or quite one mile in length, and nearly as level as a floor. It was in a fair state of cultivation when purchased by my father, and du ring the many years that he has owned it he has been constantly improving it, until it is to-day one of the most fertile farms on the Lamoille River. The dwelling if a good two-story house, in an ex cellent state of repair and picas antly located, and the barns are fair. It would cost 53500 at least to build the buildings to-day The larger part of the farm is in Morristown, where taxes are comparatively low. The balance lies contiguous to Hyde Tark vil lage, where there is an academy, court house, two banks, pnnnn: office, steam mill, hide house, and sundry stores, railroad depot, etc,, all of which are within to Ji mile of the farm. The place is now offered for $4000. It was sold a few years since for $10,000 It contains 200 or 215 acres, but if desired will reserve a part of it. Terms for payment will be made easy to any one who can cither pay or secure J5iooo. CARROLL S. PAGE. Hyde I'arU, Vt., Feb. 10, '91. DON'T KILL YOUR hORSE. Cure Him With Pi'iemher 10, lf0. A. F. Pike of I'lkf Hlnllon, N. 11.. lays: 'A nelithlior of mine had a mini' Lie hnrae wliii h lie thoiiilht would have In he killed as It was so founder-)! and rrlpiiled Uixt It could tint move about at all : hut 1 said to Mu. . sir. Maker, do nut kill the horae hut po over tony store, Ket a Ixitlle of MOKKISON ,H rMil.lSIl I.1MMKN T and ue It B'-ronlliiR to directions, and If It does in rure your horse and hrlua hi in out a1! rli:hl I wlh pay all dainaKes.' He gt th Liniment and uaeil It ueralsti-ntly and thorough ly with the result ot completely curing Ills bursa In ahout three months' tune." Morrison's English L'niment. Mm a Mottle. If your ilnik-k'Nt does not keep It I will send a hot lie, rxprva prepaid, on re ceipt of prlee. Sample hot tie sac., express not prepaid.-J A alKS W. FOMTfcK. Math. N. II. rea M ker lsclsra Pall. t n iln l. u .r'a I ti i.t tn..i. la mII It la 1 im.H ti ,.a liavuiK proved It In my own family. Our little (Mr l.u.l a .i.lm-a . ... I ll a l.i.a a In.. I, ... I ..... I .l I our local physicians, hut of no avail. After four days' time using I-ady Poor's piulpietif she wl un ally Iniproveif. and In one week's lime wan entirely well I. A. White ol I. A. H lilie A Co.. Slnrrlsville Vt. HELP HKTTKR THAN A GOI.M MINK! No capltol ne tied; W A IM I" - n No rUk. hut siu t f l.ia day "M" ' - prollll Teacher. Mil. lent.. Miiunitiii, IiiikiiI Men and IjkIIis wanted In every town ai d county. No rxperh nee needed. Ureilit iilveu if desired, lie earlv this time and i cure llr-t choice of exclusive territory on this hrnnd New Mook. lfciu'i he an Ostrich! Write and get full Infor mation and solid fads ahout FOOTPRINTS of the WORLD'S HISTORY By Wm. 8. ItKYAW and John Ci.akk Kiupath, The World Celebrated Historian. ' The story of the Nations as fold In the 1 rll Mailt deeds and craud arhievementa of the W. lid's Heroes and Heroines. - A rb'll store house of Ill-lory. 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