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MORRIS VI LLE and HYDE PARK, Thursday, April 7, 1892. TALM AGE'S SERMON. TWENTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE BROOKLYN DIVINE. An Interesting and Instructive Review of the History of the Three Taber nacles That Have Been the Home ot the Doctor's Church. Brooklyn, April 3. This is a festival lay at the Tabernacle. Dr. Talmage is celebrating the twenty-third anniversary of his settlement in Brooklyn. In white flowers embedded in green at the back of the pnlpit stood the inscription, "18C9 and 1892." Dr. Talmage's subject was "The Three Tabernacles, a Story of Trials and Triumphs," and his text, Luke ix, 33, "Let us make three tabernacles." Our Arab ponies were almost dead with fatigue, as, in December, 1889, we rode near the foot of Mount Hermon in the Holy Land, the mountain called by one "a mountain of ice;" by another, "a glittering breastplate of ice;" by another, "the Mont Blanc of Palestine." Its top has an almost unearthly brilliance. But what must it have been in the time to which my text refers! Peter and James and John were on that monntain top with Jesus, when suddenly Christ's face took on the glow of the noonday sun, and Moses and Elijah, who had been dead for centuries, came out from the heavenly world and talked with onr Saviour. What an overwhelming three Moses, representing the law; Elijah, representing the prophets, and Christ, representing all worlds. Impetuous Peter was so wrought upon by the presence of this wondrous three that, without waiting for time to con sider how preposterous was the proposi tion, he cried out, "Let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses and one for Elijah." Where would they get the material for building one taber nacle, much less material enough to build two tabernacles, and, still less, how would they get the material for building three? Where would they get the hammers? Where the gold? Where the silver? Where the curtains? Where the costly adornments? Hermon is a barren peak, and to build one tabernacle in such a place would have been an un dertaking beyond human achievement, and Peter was propounding the impossi ble when he cried out in enthusiasm. "Let us build three tabernacles." And yet that is what this congrega tion have been called to do and have done. The first Brooklyn Tabernacle was dedicated in 1870 and destroyed by fire in 1872. The second Brooklyn Taber nacle was dedicated in 1874 and de stroyed by fil e in 1889. The third Brook lyn Tabernacle was dedicated in April, 1891, and in that we are worshiping to day. What sounded absurd for Peter to propose, when he said on Mount Her mon, in the words of my text, "Let us build three tabernacles," we have not only done, but in the mysterious provi dence of God were compelled to do. We have been unjnstly.criticised by people who did not know the facts, sometimes for putting so much money in church buildings, and sometimes for uot giving as much as we ought to this r that denominational project, and no explanation has yet been made. Before 1 get through with the delivery of this .sermon and its publication and distribu tion, I shall show that no church on earth has ever done more magnificently, and that no church ever conquered more trials, and that no membership ever had in it more heroes and heroines than this Brooklyn Tabernacle, and 1 mean to have it known that any individ ual or religious newspaper or secular newspaper that hereafter casts any re flection on this church's fidelity and gen erosity, i gwnty of a wickedness for whicii God will hold bim or it respon sible. une year k was sent out tnrougn a syndicate of newspapers that this church was doing nothing in the way of liberal ity, when we had that year raised $94, 000 in hard cash for religious uses. There has been persistent and hemi spheric lying against this church. We have raised during my pastorate, for church building and church purposes, 998,000, or practically a million dol lars. Not an Irish famine, or a Charles ton earthquake, or an Ohio freshet, or a Chicago conflagration, but our church was among the first to help. We have given free seats in the morning and evening services to zw.uuu strangers a year, and that in twenty years would amout to 4,800,000 auditors. We have received into our membership 5,357 members, and that is only a small por tion of the number of those who have here been converted to God from all parts of this land and from other lands, Under the blessing of God and through the kindness of the printing press my sermons now go every week into every neighborhood in Christendom, and are regularly translated into nearly all the great languages of Europe and Asia. The syndicates having charge of this sermonic publication informed me a few days ago that my printed sermons every week, in this and other lands, go into the hands of 25,000,000 people. During the last year, I am authoritatively in formed, over 2,000 different periodicals were added to the list of those who make this publication, and yet there are ministers of the Gospel and religious newspapers that systematically and in dustriously and continuously charge this church with idleness and selfishness and parsimony. I call the attention of the whole earth to this outrage that has been heaped upon the Brooklyn Tabernacle, though a more consecrated, benevolent and splendid convocation of men and women were never gathered together outside of heaven. I have never before responded to these injustices and probably will never refer to them again, but I wish the people of this country and other countries to know that what they read concerning the selfishness and indolence and lack of benevolence and lack of missionary spirit on the part of this church ia from top to bottom and from stem to stern falsehood dastardly false hood diabolical falsehood. What is said against myself has no effect, except like that of a coarse Turkish towel, the rubbing down by which improves circn lation and produces good health. But this continuous misrepresentation of my beloved church, in the name of Almighty God, I denounce, while I ap ical to the fair minded men and women to see that justice is done this people, who, within a few years, have gone through a struggle that no other church in any land or any age has been called to endure, and I pray God that no other hnrch may ever be called to endure, viz., the building of three tabernacles. I ask the friends of the Brooklyn Taber nacle to cut out this sermon from the newspapers and put it in their pocket Looks, so that they can intelligently answer our falsifiers, whether clerical or lay. And with these you may put that other statement, which recently went through the country, and which 1 saw in Detroit, which said that the Brooklyn Tabernacle had a hard financial strug gle because it had all along been paying such enormous salaries to its pastor, Dr. Talmage, when the fact is that, after our last disaster and for two years, J gave all my salary to the church build ing fund, and I received $0,000 less than nothing. In other words, in addition to serving this church gratuitously for two years, I let it have $6,000 for building purposes. Why is it that people could not do us justice and say that all our financial struggle as a church came from doing what Peter, in my text, ab- snruiy proposed to ao, Dut wnicn, in the inscrutable providence of God, we . - ..1 1 ., ,1 A l..:n .1 . , Xvw, I feel better that this is off my blind. The rest of my sermon will bo Bpnn out of hosannahs. I announce to you this day that we are at last, as church, in smooth waters. Arrange ments have been made by which our financial difficulties are now fully and satisfactorily adjusted. Our income will exceed our outgo, and Brooklyn Tabernacle will be yours and belong to you and your children after you, and anything you see contrary to this you may put down to the confirmed habit which some people have got of misrepre senting this church and they cannot stop, When I came to Brooklyn I came to a small church and a big indebtedness. We have now this, the largest Protestant church in America, and financially as a congregation we are worth, over and be yond all indebtedness, considerably more than $150,000. 1 have preached here twenty-three years, and I expect, if my life and health are continued, to preach here twenty- three years longer, although we will all do well to remember that our breath is in our nostrils, and any hour we may be called to give an account of our stew ardship. All we ask for the future is that you do your best, contributing all you can to the support of our institu tions. Our best days are yet to come; our greatest revivals of religion and our mightiest outpourings of the Holy Ghost. We have got through the Red sea, and stand today on the other bank clapping the cymbals of victory. Do you wonder that last Sabbath 1 asked you in the midst of the service to rise and sing with jubilant voice the long meter Doxology: Praise CJod from whom all blessings flow. Praise him, all creatures here below. Praise him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Yes, twenty-three years have passed since I came to live in Brooklyn, and they have been to me eventful years. It was a prostrated church to which I came, a church so flat down it could drop no further. Through controversies which it would be useless to rehearse it was well nigh extinct, and for a Ion, while it had been without a pastor. But nineteen members could be mustered to sign a call for my coming. As a com mittee was putting that call before me in an upper room in my house in Phila delphia, there were two other committees on similar errands from other churches in other rooms, whom my wife was en tertaining and keeping apart from un happy collision. The auditorium of the Brooklyn church to which 1 came defied all the laws of acoustics; the church had a steeple that was the derision of the town, and a high box pulpit which shut in the preacher as though he were dan gerous to be let loose, or it acted as a barricade that was unnecessary to keep back the people, for they were so few that a minister of ordinary niusclo could have kept back all who were there. My first Sabbath in Brooklyn was a sad day, for I did not realize how far the church was down until then, and on the evening of that day my own brother, through whose pocket I entered the ministry, died, and the tidings of his decease reached me at 6 o'clock in the evening. and I was to preach at half past 7. But from that day the blessing of God was on us, and in three months we began the enlargement of the building. Before the close of that year we resolved to construct the first Tabernacle. It was to" be a temporary structure, and, there fore, we called it a tabernacle instead of a tenipte. What should be the style of architecture was the immediate ques tion. 1 had always thought that the amphitheatrical shape would be appro priate for a church. Two distinguished architects were employed, and after much hovering over designs, they an nounced to us that such a building was impossible for religious purposes, as it would not bo churchly, and would sub ject themselves and us to ruinous criti cism; in other words, they were not ready for a revolution in church archi tecture. Utterly disheartened as to my favorite style of architecture, 1 said to the trus tees, "Build anything you please and I vtrast "be satisfied. " 13it one. morning a young architect appeared at my house and asked if we had yet selected a plan for our church. I said, "No, and what we want we cannot get." "What style of building do you want?" he asked. And taking out a lead pencil and a let ter envelope from my pocket, in less than a minute, by a few curved lines, 1 indi cated in the rough what we wanted. "But," I said, "old architects tell us it can't bo done, and there is no use in your trying." He said: "I can do it. How long can I have to make ont the plans?" I said, "This evening at 8 o'clock every thing is to be decided." At 8 o'clock of that evening the architect presented his plans and the bids of builder and mason were pre sented, and in five minutes after the plans were presented they were unani mously adopted. So that I would not be in the way of the trustees during the work I went to Europe, and when I got back the church was well nigh done. But here came in a staggering hin drance. We expected to pay for the new church by the sale of the old build ing. The old one had been sold, but just at the time we must have the money the purchasers backed out, and we had two churches and no money. - By the help of God and the indomit able and unparalleled energy of our trustees (here and there one of them present today, but the most in a better world), we got the building ready for consecration, and on Sept. 25, 1870, morning and evening dedicatory serv ices were held, and in the afternoon the children with sweet and multitudinous voices consecrated the place to God. Twenty thousand dollars were raised that day to pay a floating debt. In the morning old Dr. Stephen H. Tyng. the glory of the Episcopal church and the Chrysostom of the American pulnit, preached a sermon which lingered in its gracious effects as long as the building stood. He read enough out of the Epis copal prayer book to keep himself from being reprimanded by his bishop foi preaching at a non-Episcopal service. and we, although belonging to another denomination, responded with hearti ness, as though we were used to the liturgy "Good Lord, deliver us!" During the short time we occupied iliac building we bad a constant down pour of religious awakening. Hosanuah Ten million years in heaven will have no power to dim my memory of the glorious times we had in that first Tabernacle, winch, because of its invasion1 of the us ..1 -A 1 - I t uiii uiyiu oi cuurcu architecture, was .called by eome "Talmage's Hippo drome," by Others, "Church of tho Holy Circus," and by other mirthful nomen clature. But it was a building perfect for acoustics, and stood long enough to have its imitation in all the large cities of America and to completely revolu tionize church architecture. People saw that it was the common sense way or seating an audience. Instead of putting them in an angular church, where each one chiefly saw the back part of somebody else's head, the audience were arranged in semicircle, so that they could see one another's faces, and the auditorium was a great family circle seated around a fireplace, which was the pulpit. It was an iron struc ture, and we supposed fireproof, but the insurance companies looked at it. and after we had gone too far to stop in its construction, they declined to insnre it. except for a mere nothing, declaring that, being of iron, if the inflammable material between the sheets of iron took fire no engine hose could olav nnon it. And they were right. During those days we educated and sent ont from a lay college under our charge some twelve hundred young men and women, many of them becoming evangelists and many of them becoming reoriilnrlv or dained preachers, and I meet them in all parts of the land toiling mightilv for God. " One Surday morning in December 1873, the thermometer nearly down to zero, I was on my way to church. There was an excitement m the street and much smoke in the air. Fire engines dashed past. But my mind was on tho sermon I was about to preach, until some one rusnea up and told me that our church was going up in the same kind of chariot that Elijah took from tho banks of the Jordan. That Sunday morning tragedy, with its wringing of hands and frozen tears on the cheek of many thousands standing in the street, and the crash that shook the earth, is as vivid as though it were yesterday. But it was not a perfect'loss. All were anxious to do something, and as on such occasions sensible people are apt to do unusual things, one of the members, at the risk of his life, rushed in among the fallen walls, mounted the pulpit and took a glass of water from the table and brought it in safety to the street. So you see it was not a total loss. Within an hour from many churches came kind invitations to oc cupy their buildings, and hanging against a lamppost, near the destroyed building, before 12 o'clock that morning, was a board with the inscription, "The con gregation of Brooklyn Tabernacle will worship tonight in Plymouth church." Mr. Beecher made the opening prayer, which was full of commiseration for me and my homeless flock, and I preached that night the sermon that I intended to preach that morning in my own church, the text concerning the precious ala baster box broken at the feet of Christ, and sure enough we had one very pre cious broken that day. We were, as a church, obliterated. "But arise and build," said many voices. Another architect took the amphitheatrical plan of a church, which, in the first instance, was necessarily somewhat rude, and de veloped it into an elaborate plan that was immediately adopted. But how to raise the money for such au expensive undertaking was the question expensive not because of any senseless adornment proposed, but expensive because of the immense size of the building needed to hold our congregation. It was at that time when for years our entire country was suffering, not from a financial panic, but from that long con tinned financial depression which all business men remember, as the cloud hung heavy year after year and com mercial establishments without number went down. Through what struggles we passed the Eternal God and some brave souls today remember. Many a time would I have gladly accepted calls to some other field, but I could not leave the flock in the wilderness. At last, after in tho interregnum having worshiped iu our beautiful Academy of Music, on the morning of Feb. 22, 1874, the anniversary of the Washington who conquered impossibilities and on the Sabbath that always celebrates the res urrection, Dr. Byron Sunderland, chap lain of the United States senate, thrilled us through and through with a dedica tory sermon from Haggai ii, 9, "The glory of this house shall be greater than that of the former, saith the Lord of Hosts." The corner stone of that building had been laid by the illustrious and now en throned Dr. Irena?us Prime. On the platform on dedication day sat, among others, Dr. Dowling, of the Baptist church; Dr. Crook, of the Methodist church; Mr. Beecher, of the Congrega tional church, and Dr. French, of the Presbyterian church. Hosanuah! An other .15,000 was raised on that day. The following Sunday 328 souls were received into our communion, mostly on confession of faith. At two other com munions over 500 souls joined at each one. At another ingathering 028 souls entered this communion, and so many of those gathered throngs have already en tered heaven that we expect to feel at home when we get there. My! my! Won't we be glad to see them the men and women who stood by us in days that were dark and days that were jubi lant! Hosanuah! The work done in that church on Schermerhorn street can never be un done. What sacrifices on the part of many, who gave almost till the blood came! What hallelujahs! What victo ries! What wedding marches played with full organ! What baptisms! What sacraments! What olise.juU's! One of them on a snowy Sabbat Ii afternoon. when all Brooklyn seemed to sympa thize, and my eldest son, bearing my own name, lay beneath the pulpit in the last sleep, and Florence Rice Knox sang, and a score of ministers on and around the platform tried to interpret how it was best that one who had just come to manhood, and with brightest worldly prospects, should be taken, and we left with a heart that will not cease to ache until we meet where tears never fall. That second Tabernacle! What a stu pendous reminiscence! But if the Peter of my text had known what an under taking it is to build two tabernacles, he would not have proposed two, to say nothing of three. As an anniversary sermon must needs be somewhat auto biographical, let me say I have not been idle. During the standing of those two Tabernacles fifty-two books, under as many titles, made up from my writings, were published. During that time, also, I was permitted to discuss all the great questions of the day in all the great cities of this continent, and in many of them many times, besides preaching and lecturing ninety-six times in England, Scotland and Ireland in ninety-four days. During all that time, as well as since. l was engaged in editing a religious newspaper, believing that such a neri odical was capable of ' O JV A. l J H. 00 j and I have been a constant contributor to newspapers and periodicals. Mean- while all things had become easy in tho L.rooKiyn i abernacie. On a Sabbath in October, 1889, I announced to mv con. gregaiion that I would in a few weeks visit the Holy Land and that the officers of the church had consented to my going, and the wish of a lifetime was about to be fulfilled. The next Sabbath morning, about 2 o'clock or just after midnight, a member of my household awakened me by saying that there was a strange light m the sky. A thunder storm had left the air full of electricity and from horizon to horizon everything seemeu to uiaze. uut that did not dis turb me, until an observation taken from the cupola of my house declared that the second Tabernacle was puttin on red wings. 1 scouted the idea and turned over on the pillow for another sleep, but a mini Per ot excited voices called ine to the root, and I went up and saw clearly de tmed m the night the fiery catafalque of our second labernacle. When I saw that 1 said to my family: "I think that ends my work in Brooklyn. Surely the Lioiu win not call a minister to build three churches in one city. The build ing of one church generally ends tho useiuiness ot a pastor; how can any one ' preside at the building of three churches?"' But before twenty-four hours had passed we were compelled to cry "ci ui mv text, jjet us build three tabernacles." We must have a home somewhere. The old site had ceased to be the cen fer of our congregation, and the center or the congregation, as near as we could rind jt, is where we now stand. Ilaviii" selected th spot, should we build on it a bant or a labeniatju beautiful and tuuimuuiuim, vnf- common sense, as well as our religion, commanded the lat ter. Uut what push, what industry, what skill, what self sacrifice, what faith in God were necessary. Impediments and hindrances without niimlx.'r were thrown in the way, ami had it not been for the lerseveraiice of onr church officials and tho practical help of many people and the prayers of millions of good souls in all parts of the earth and the blessing of Almighty God, the work would not have leen done. But it is done, and all good people who behold the structure feel in their hearts if they do not utter with their lips, "How amiable are thv taliernacles. O Lord of Hosts." On tho third Sab bath of last April this church was dedi cated, Dr. Hamlin, of Washington, preaching an inspiring sermon. Dr. Wen dell Prime, of New York, offering the dedicatory prayer, and some fifteen clergymen during the day taking part in the services. Ilosannahl How suggestive to many of us are the words spelled out in flowers above the pulpit "1809" and "1892" for those dates bound what raptures, what griefs, what struggles, what triumphs! 1 men tion it as a matter of gratitude to God that in these twenty -three years I have missed but one Sabbath through physical indisposition, r.nd but three in the thirty six years of my ministry. And now, having reached this twenty-third mile stone. I start anew. I have in my mem orandum books analyses of more ser mons than I have ever yet preached, and I have preached, as near as 1 can tell, about 3,3S0. During these past years I have learned two or three things. Among others 1 have learned that "all things work to gether for good." My positive mode of preaching has sometimes seemed to stir the hostilities of all earth and hell. Feel ing called upon fifteen years ago to ex plore underground New York city life, that I might report the evils to be coin batted, I took with me two elders of my vhnrch and a New York police commis lioner and a policeman, and I explored and reported the horrors that needed re moval, and the allurements that en dangered onr young men. There came upon me an outburst of assumed indig nation that frightened almost everybody but myself. That exploration put into my church thirty or forty newspaper correspondents, from north, south, east and west, which opened for me new avenues in which to preach the Gospel that otherwise would never have been opened. Years passed on and I preached a series of sermons on Amusements, and a false report of what I did say and one of the sermons said to have been preached by nie was not mine in a single word roused a violence that threatened me with poison and dirk and pistol and other forms of extinguishment, until the chief of Brooklyn police, without any suggestion from ine, took possession of the church with twenty-four policemen to see that no harm was done. That excitement opened many doors, which 1 entered for preaching the Gospel. After awhile came an ecclesiastical trial in which 1 was arraigned by people who did not like the way 1 did things, and although i was acquitted of all the charges, the contest shook the American church. mat battle made me more friends than anything that ever hap pened and gave nie Christendom and more than Christendom for my weekly audience. On the demolition of each church we got a better and a larger church, and not a disaster, not a carica ture, not a persecution, not an assault, during all these twenty-three -ears but turned out for onr advantage, and ought I not to believe that "all things work to gether for good?" Hosannah! Another lesson I have learned during these twenty-three years is that it is not necessary to preach error or pick flaws in the old Bible in order to get an audience; the old Book without any fixing up is good enough for me, and higher criti cism, as it is called, means lower relr gion. Higher criticism is another form of infidelity, and its disciples will be lieve less and less, until many of them will land in Nowhere, and become the worshipers of an eternal "What is ii' Ihe most ot these higher critics seem to be seeking notoriety by pitching into the Bible. It is such a brave thing to strike your grandmother. The old Gos- pel put in modern phrase, and without any of the conventionalities and adapted to all the wants and woe3 of humanity, I have found the mightiest magnet, and we have never lacked an audience. Next to the blessing of my own family 1 account tho blessing that 1 have al ways had a great multitude of people to preach to. That old Gospel 1 have preached to you these twenty-three years ot my Brooklyn pastorate, and that old Gospel I will preach till I die, and charge my son, who 13 on the way 10 ine ministry, to preacn it alter me, for I remember Paul s thunderbolt, "If any man preach any other Gospel, let hnn be accursed. And now, as 1 stand here on my twenty-third anniversary. 1 see two audiences. The one is made mi of all those who have worshiped with ns 111 the past, but have been translated to higher realms. What groups of children too fair and too sweet and too lovely for earth, and the Lord took them, but they seem pres ent today. The croup has gone out of the swollen throat, and the pallor from the cheek, and they have on them the health and radiance of heaven. Hail, groups of glorified children! How glad I am to have yon come back to us today! And hero sit those aged ones who de parted this life leaving an awful va cancy in home and church. Where are your staffs, and where are your gray locks, and where your stooping shoul ders, ye blessed old folks? "Oh," they say, "we are all young again, and the bath in the river from under the throne has made us agile and bounding. In the place from which we come they use no staffs, but scepters!" Hail, fathers and mothers in Israel! How glad we are to have you come back to greet us! But the other audience I see in imagi nation is made up of all those to whom we have had opportunity as a church, directly or indirectly, of presenting the Gospel. Yea, all my parishes seem to come back today. The people of my first charge in Belleville, N. J. The peo ple of my second charge in Syracuse, N. Y. The people of my third charge in Philadelphia. And the people of all these three Brooklyn Tabernacles. Look at them, and all those whom through the printing press we have invited to God and heaven now seeming to sit in galleries above galleries fifty galleries, a hundred galleries, a thousand galleries high. i greet them all in your name and in Christ's name, all whom I have con fronted from my first sermon in my first village charge, where my lips trembled and my knees knocked to gether from affright, speaking from the text, Jeremiah i, C, "Ah, Lord God, be hold I cannot speak, for I am a child!" until the sermon I preach today from Luke ix, 33, "Let us r.iake three taber nacles," those of the past and the pres ent, all gather in imagination if not in reality, all of us grateful to God for past mercies, all of us sorry for misimproved opportunities, all hopeful for eternal raptures, and while the visible and the invisible audiences of the present and the past commingle. 1 give out to be sung by those who are here today, armi to be sung by those who shall read of this scene of reminiscence and congratu lation, that hymn which has been roll ing on since Isaac Watts started it one hundred and fifty years ago: Our ;xl. our help in ages past. 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Mo., hovh: I.iihL September I wuh t ken down with kidnev rouble. Indeed 1 ivns nilinir with mv Liver. Ktomneli nnd Kidneys. No mortul ever Buf fered more that, I did and lived. I wiih induced o use Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy. In boat twenty (liivsmv kidnevM were relieved of about twenty rapHiileB. I wuh then clear of nil pain and to-day I feel uh though 1 owed my present lease of life to mv friend Ir. Kennedy h Favorite Remedy. WILLIAMS & CLARK FERTILIZER CO S High-grade Bone Fertilizers! are known through the whole country by the uniform high results which they produce. The Americus ammoniated BONE SUPERPHOSPHATE is in r i IB M k I OF MORRISVILLE, VT., i. ODDS AND ENDS. CAPITAL, $50 OOO. DEPOSITS : March 1, 189S, $118,659.91. C. S. IToyes, P. K. Gleed, H. JL. Slayton, C.S.NOYES.Pres't. DIRECTORS: - ZX. II. Powers, 0. S. Churchill, C. B. "Wetlierby, G.W.IIENDEE.V.-Prest. 0. "W. Hcndoo, C. H. Stearns, C. JL. Rich H.M.RICH,Treas General Banking Done. Accounts subject to Check, solicited. Savings department pays four per cent, interest, com pounded semi-annually. Interest begins the first of each month on sums deposited before the 5th. Certificates of Deposit bear interest if held two months or more at two per cent, to four per cent, according to time held. Money to loan on first mortgages of real estate and on good names. or Sale Cheap! " nearly new 35 horse power engine and boiler. If you contemplate buying, call and see it working. MI1.I. WILL EITJXT TUESDAYS and as much lontjer as the custom work requires. (Jive me the work, and I will run every day. I quote No. i Yellow Corn Meal, . . . $1.20 Corn and Oats Feed, 1:20 Corn, Oats, and Bran Feed, every respect a reliable Best Quality Fine Sacked Bran, 1.10 and complete substitute for Best Quality Fine Sacked Middlings, M 11 staDie manure, tested in every ways comes out ahead. It has been way and al- The POTATO PHOSPHATE produces not only a larger 1.20 1.40 5-5 rancy White Middlings, in 100 lb. Sacks, Our Old Reliable City Pastry Flour Tt TXT'. TTTI . dcsz winter vv neat, 5.25 Gold Medal, 6.25 Hawes' Best, 5.50 1 am offering evervthin!r Dertainincr to the suirnriiifr himinpsti t. nripps to suit the times. Old growth, hard pine sap buckets, 10 qu tit, 3 hoop, painted 2 op at $17.00; 10 gallon syrup cans my Sugaring Off l'an and Crop Ot mealy smooth-skinned K00tl coats outside and in at $20.00 per hundred ; 14 quart, 2 hoc. nnfno j quart, tin sap buckets, soldered both sides at $25.00 ; Kound gal potatoes DUt nourishes and at 9 cents, square It cents. Call and examine my Sugarii Stimulates the plant SO that the Arch at fcl 4.00, also my galvanized iron sap holders and gathering tubs, they . , , , , , won 1 cost, over two unni3 as mucn as woou ana are worth twice as much. iuucts can ue nar vested ear lier,thus avoiding the scab and rot induced by early fall rains. You will find these brands ot Phosphate at H. A. SLAYTON & C0(J who respectfully solicit your trade. MORRISVILLE. VT. HILL'S U OIL! Tke. Great Healer for Human Flesh, and Domestic Animals. It is not claineU ly the proprietors that It Is a cure-all, but it will pive prompt relief and cure the ailments it is recommended for. and a a general healing preparation there is none that excels. It heals Cats, Wounds, Sores, Barns, Scratches, Qnarter Cnts, Mud Fever, Calks, Corns, die. Three reasons wliv von slmnlil nan tint's den Oil: First, Because it Is a soothing prepar- avi.Mi .nil a uuc iicairi , acroiiu, 11 removes ine soreness mi once: num. it in th oniv i.f iuii:ii mm uaiiiiiess remeuy on ine marKet, For sale by Druggists. PREPARED BY HILL'S tOLDEN OIL CO,, St. Armand, P. Q. and Franklin, Vt. Am agent tor the Hallows Falls hvaporator and Arches. Call on me and get your sugar tests so you will know how hard to make your sugar to get the bounty. I offer sugar boxes for cake sugar, 50 to (i0 pound at 18 cents each ; loOO basswood sugar tubs, 20 cents, get your supply 'ere they are gone : crates to hold 8 square gallon cans, IS cents each, come in and look at them; Williw Record Anchor and ISoss Sap Spouts, rubber hose and tubing, regulators for evaporators or pans; anything pertaining to the business, tiive me a call, I make a specialty of all kinds of odd jobs and repair work. Sell vou anything you want and take sugar for pay. Are you in want of any kind of a Stove or Range? I can show a lull line of every kind and at prices to suit all. A Whole Stock Calf Boot, $1.50, tients fine dress shoes, $l.'Z. $l.f.0, 1.7", $2.00, $2.", $2.W. $2.7"i, S.'SOO, $3.25, $3.75, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00. Give me a call. Try Our NOX 'EM ALL, for children, youths, boys and men. Oil grain boots, $50 to 3.00, Woonsock et boots at 2.25. Kip and calf boots all prices. Our new boot and shoe depart ment is now completed. Call and look our stock over. Cash paid tor dairy skins, beef hides, eggs, hemlock bark, etc. H. N. GRAY, Cambridge, Vt. (Darble CHorks I FOSTER, - - Vermont. . IE. Morrisville, Having decided to continue my Marble Uusiness, I shall keep a good stock on hand at all times, and want it distinctly understood that I will not be un dersold by any o.ie, 1 don't care where lie comes from. I am situated so 1 can do this business with less expense than any other firm in Vermont, and if you are wanting any good work for a small price, CALL AND SEE ME. -IB tj-st- MOHTl'HUER HACK 99S Pure. THE BEST FOR EVERY PURPOSE. MANUFACTURKD THE BEST IN THE WORLD, 4 Montpelier, Vermont. BY ALSO MANUFACTURERS OF PROLIFIC WILL MAKE HENS LAY Mixed with the morning feel prevents Jfoupand Vholera. A Hinull sum exi)enilel for it. ittll wtnrn many times the cost in tho increaeieil liro tluetlon of EKf- Mold by SeeilHincn. eii,dmon, IriiKKitt nil General Deal ers. 1 lb. 'k. e. 8'4 lb. l'k. 6)c. fi lb. I'kg. 1.00. 1 lb. Pkar. sent bv mail lor 40c. U B' 10RD, Propr., BURLINGTON.VT. EINE CONFECTIONERY. 52 WHITE, WARNER 8 CO.JVUNTON, MASS . A. M. Churchill, Morrisville. W. II. Lanphcr, Hanlwick. J. T. Drew, Cabot. JOB PRSTI5SG Of all kinds Done at this Office. mandrake! Entirely Vegetable AND A SURE CURE FOR C0STIVENESS Biliousness. Dyspepsia. Indigestion, Diseases of the Kidneys,Torpid Liver Rheumatism. Dizziness. Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Jaundice, Erup tionsand Skin Diseases. Price, 23c. per bottle. Bold bj all Druggist. IMT, MBHSOK t IQIW, frp., Iprlingtoa, Tt. Seal Brand Coffee. 1 Java and Modi a justly called " The Aristocratic Coffee of America." This is the Coffee served in the Japanese Garden at the Pure Food Exhibition. Always packed whole roasted (unground) in 2 ,. air-tight cans. Vou can get free 24 beautiful photographs of Eastern Life. Address, CHASE St SANBORN, Boston, Mass. We sell only tit th tfida. Oyster whitn is ii now tint. Lanninito is a new liietnl. The ruby ami the iliuuioiid uro always in fashion. Spiders are seveu times btronger in proportion than lions. As the cook said to tho dough, "Thin is my hour of knead." Modern prxHiinism is ancient Culvin ism with Ood left out. Of the C"7 existing kinds of reptiles 1 10 aperies are harmless. Tho buildings for the World's fair will uerupy twenty-nine acres. Senator Plumb subscribed to every newnpaier published in Kansas. We find ha)pinqFS while we nre pur suing it and lose it after we ivaeh it. .Michelson has calculated the velocity of light to lie lMC,:iC0 miles per second. Many a woman makes a man jterfectly wretched because she loves him so much. Moore's wife was one of tho noblest creatures, and he never tired of singing her praises. Griefs are ever coming to us with the coming honrs, ntid onr little strength is only as tho day. A few weeks ago a trapper near Lilaiue, Neb., caught a beaver weighing nearly a hundred pounds. The dog that bays the moon is wiser than the one that lays a bigger dog that is viciously inclined. Paesiello did most of his comjtosing while lying in lied wrapped up to the ears in the bedcovers. If the hair is very greasy, try washing it in warm water in which a pinch of borax lias leen dissolved. Chronographs are now being made that are capable of measuring to the ten-thousandth part of a cecotid. A wild grapevino was cut down in Iowa that hail a trunk fifteen inches in circumference one foot alove the ground. Improved engine practice has caused the adoption of a mechanical device for constant feeding of fuel to the furnaces. A little sugar added to beets, corn, squash, peas, etc., during or after cook ing will improve them, particularly if loor. Monroe county (Miss.) farmers have 2Cj acres planted in ix-piermiiit this season. It is said to yield a handsome profit. Wuthapesatitchqussunvoowetenq u h o is the word the Apostle Eliot had to use to designate the act of kneeling to the Indians. At a church fair in High Bridge, N. J., oyster soup was served to a lady. After supping a few spoonfuls she found a val uable pearl in her mouth. The oyster of which the soup had bom made has not yet been discovered. Bees never storo u'p honey where it is light. Petersburg. Ind., hasn't a vacant house. A good dinner brings out all the softer side of a man. Love is the axle grease that makes tho wheels go 'round. The first condition of a full develop ment of woman is health. The population of Boston is said to in crease by 10,000 every year. That half a teasjoonful of sugar gives I fine flavor to brown gravy. A German countess is the cook in a New York restaurant kitchen. There are many things in most man's lives that had best be forgotten. To cleanso white zephyr shawls rub well with dry flour and hang in the wind. Don't flatly refuse to pay a bill and fondly cherish the belief that that set tles it. Tolstoi's lean and cadaverous look at tracted much attention while he was in Paris recently. Wasps, bees and ants have social and Mlitical organizations quite as complex us those of men. A procession of black ants is said to lie a presage of a funeral in all but one or two of the est Indies. Tho giant Galabra, brought from Arabia to Rome during tho reign of Claudius Ca?sar, was ten feet high. The new remedy for consumptive pa tients, called chlophenol, is said to have shown remarkably good results in Ital.au hospitals. A miniature model of tho Brooklyn bridge is to be built across tho main driveway in Golden Gate park, San Francisco. The department of public works of New York city laid 1500,143 square yards of granite pavement and 151,102 of asphalt last year. Novel A ppllratlon of Water Tuw rr. A most interesting application of water jsiwer to electric lighting and heating purposes hits been made at a shooting lodge in the west highlands of Scotland. A dam was built across a small mountain burn some HM) feet aliovo the lodge. Tho water is led for some distance past the dam in au om-ii drain to a point alnmt 0.K) feet above a turbine, to which it is conducted in u closed pijie. The waterfall thus made is the highest that is used for electric lighting in the British isles. The current is conveyed from the tur bine house to the various buildings, the lodge alMUit 200 yards distant, the stables, laundry and head stalker's cottage, some 400 yards away, by means of insulated conductors laid underground iu tarred wood troughing ami completely tiro teeted by melted bitumen run into the troughs. In all there nre some 2!)'J elec trio lamps installed. A special feature f the installation is a system of electric- stoves, which are used for wanning and keeping dry the cellars ami various other parts of tho buildings. New York Tele gram. Do Vou See THE POIHT? ALTHOUGH Originated by an Old Family Physician in 1810, Johnson's Anodyne Liniment could not have survived for over eighty years unless it pos sesses extraordinary merit. utfaE ItlaftnothlnC lflln. rortnMn. rtnrr n d l nl4li ntj ri-ir my " aity otto-. Every Mother X:," hnam fnrCrmin, C.l., Thnwl. lUftli. ..ni f oil.-. S-rro,i Hnutoi'h.. 1iU. ru!-.. l nl, ' H-ll.'Vu Simim-r I 'omiilnt- iik ,icm- r., j-Crt.-. at criiU, forftb-a. f f"'r J,""-t-unlilifc-t fr. I. . Joll.xwiS 1.11., It..-. mm n.mii timttf,,.y BEST MADE i. : . MRS. HTXr.TT E. StXDE.-W. Ladies, Read This f DEATH AND DISEASE BAFFLED ! ! A Wonderful Escape l Lynx. Usm., Au;. . itl. (ifnllrmrti: I lime Ihtii nil IiimiIhI for over wven y'iir. Al lir-t Kidney ''rouble ;iu 1 MUrh wcukii. hi mv liik Hint I v:i "" II I unable lo lo iu v work I nUNtiiiiillnK up. I r:ipilly run d n until iiMuM -I'llhar to HIV i x f:ili ln i iijihi iih. and LIFKUM'AME A To It T I KK, mu ll only IIkw,' Htlli-ti u 1 rmi know. oin II.mI to hK or lie (low n ill I I hi' I inn lo t:iinl ii) mhi my ( tt for t unit) minute nt a time Kim tora I ur' untewkiille. 'I lie Tnmmi k imibuvb now sKvsmoN would wimI riii'Ii a fi-vlinif to mv l'i:iln llml I woul.l I- a m bIiii1 l NtK. Mv IV I r U iH-rvo... .N ('iii H.'ik.-n.-l ii in 11 the M.ICIITKVI' would iienrlv imivi: mi; wn.it. A Sertoli) ICeiMlaelie wa my constant vImIuiiL I tried tin urloin ( 'oinNMind m y and Prvx'Hii. What New York 8iM'l-ly Lui'k . "New York society ns I luive found it," said a charming Washington lady who goes nlnmt a great deal, "does not boast of many good conversationists. With here and there rare exceptions tho usual society dialoifim ih dull and commonplaceoften stupid. There gooa taiKers, oi course, us there are unions a miscellaneous lot or women anywhere, but a good talker is not nec essarily ii good conversationist, as understand that term. Your good talker is upt to be. (pute the oiMisite an ac tual lHre. Conversation implies t.tlk from two or more xrsous, nut a mono logue. I think the biggest lre on earth is a good talker who is iit a conversa tionist. Intelligent conversation on the topics of tho dav lietween bright leopIe who are goot conversationists is to my mind the highest degree of hu man intercourse." New York Herald. ' KrHiirr'n Aliin lnt.ir. There is probably no more robust ImmIv f men iu the armies of the world than France's Alpine chasseurs. The raw material or ineir orguiii.atinu conies from the rugged mountaineer Hpnla tion of the districts where thev are sta tioned. This material is nuddeil and hardened almost constantly, winter ami summer, tiv some of the mont comictcnl military disc iiilinnriaus in tho lrreat r retich officers corps. Tho result of this happy combination is a force which evei( Herman authorities in nnhtarv matters acknowledge would be able in war to maintain the passes intrusted to its defense Hgaiust doubly tttrnug force of Italians, Atistrians or Uei'inaim - New York Sun. luko No I'Mlal lirror. Featherstone 1 want to ask vou some thing. Is it right to take a girl to the theater iu a carriage alone il it doesn't- rain? Kingway Are you going t j man v the girl? t eat herstone That dein-nds. W hy? liingway- IJecatise, if vou are. take her in a hi.rse cur every time. Kw York F.pot h. tiolis hu lulled MM I Nihl'rlM'il, hut oiM.'iineii no r ll r. .My rliyii'luii at lul told me I nil Li) mm.k u:t w i ll. Ii-t .M ir. li I t-ot a Isittle .f lN' A'.H SAItSAf Altll.LA. I IIi.micM the lnt isiiiie iiei Aimrc ' '" hit I.'. I have W KJ l ElOiix'.l iiiae bolllen of SAI!.s.l'AKII.i.A anl four Isitllrsof UAN.VS MM.U A hlliNKY NI.I . mill II ml iii)elf nble lo lo All Hie liartl work Ink laui. ilj of four. I An .Mvtltl.Y MKI.I.. fart MkuiI iiton in) keel nnil work all iaj without miiOer IllK. '"l nlone kiio how L'rut. fill am. I wi-li nil mi lining.' n I wu knew tf your 4; real Itemed). luuri iruiv, Jllt IIIXKX K. SK!.!K.. Paaa attruparllia Ca.. BcUmI. IUUm. oooooooooo oTuit'sTinyPi!!sS Onn -laI of IIkhw lll will aura many Otlollnr la iM'tur' bllU. limy ,, ty nropnrtMl u family mf. Q IWiM no! ftupllr m irinl lna; frl( tioiiH fruin t Iia twNly wll litnit iimum-a or irripln?. AlnrlMI to oltl Mini young. Q 1'ri. o, -".o. !lls 3D rrk I'lar, N. V. Q US TUTTS HAIR DYE; lbli to tat 44-1 it. l'i 11 -r Ihix OOOOOOOOOO Tried for 2Q Years, O 1ST U -5T Tim irl.rl....1 1 ....I .......... ', unit imi IMI I Ifl'IIMIIlf I IIIIIUillliil I It b en Trt alim iil, Dial of lr. Ntrki-v I'aU-n U a M'li'lilille H'tJllMliM'iit nr tlifl t .-m.'i, ,.( (. Hen an.l Mtroui ii niatriiltUeU.aiiii tlircoinimiuiil ii mi 'omli'iitt'tl an.l luailu iMtrUMu thl It li lent ail over the orl.l. It dan turn In lector moro ti;,M ,.tv vrar,. tlioU'iiniU ft iiMiii'iua huvp l...i. .... ovrroiictlioiiHiiml .tvi, lain liavr n., . It an.l ri'i oiniii.'inu'ii iia very niKiiill. ani f..i Tli cri'Ht aiii'pe nf m ir..m....... i... ... f lw to a h..t of imitator. uiiv rii.i ivrHia iiHM-Mlllirlli-tr i-n-iiara t"in ..niN,im. o' i'ro,.riniiiiK our ,., i,,, .,( of our RatM'iita. to rToniini-ii.l woiili. 'Itotm. Iti:t in, ani.. . licr or hy ot, ami called t ihiiimhiikI oy. Ki'ii. lit nrloin. ' "I '. Ii , lllU'i'll- Ii !..... ...... . It. nll. " i. Hi,- ,,. r a iMH.k of m tmirr 1,1,1,. Il-ti.'.l hv .r, Mark.', & -,,.. ,l. I, all In. Milr.-r full iiforiimiion t., ,1... L ahlvriirallvr aevni. hh.I a ni or.l ,.f aunriniiM I'lires In a Kl.l muiTF of rlironi,' l aa-niauy oi llii'in Mi. r iM'Injr hI.h n.,1 to ,lrr ap.Vir'au'on. " ,Uirv" Prs. ST AH EE Y & PAL1E2T. I Area aireri. lailala..ta, Ceaa PHOTOGRAPHS! ALlf "WCHIX 7TJLXIXIA2TTE2 To tie as g.iod asyouran srl anywhere; also dealer In and manufacturer of PICTURE FRAMES. A K1 assortment always on l,Hd. Call on H. . CUTLER, Photographer, TortUnd St., lXorri3Yill, Vt, DRIGIAJAL