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MOR SVILLE and HVDE PARK rurid ty. February 23. BIBLE C0XCH0L0GY. DR. TALMAGE CONTINUES HIS SER MONS ON COD IN NATURE. "Sweet Spices. Stacte and Onycha" Won derful Force and Variety of the Bible's Imagery From Jiatnre How the Divine Care Is Snotrn In the Ocean's Shells. Brooklyn, Feb. 19. In the Tabernacle this forenoon Rev. Dr. Talinage contin ued his course of sermons on God every where. His subject was the "Conchology of the Bible; or, God Among the Shells," the text being taken from Exodus, 30th chapter, 34th verse, "And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte and onycha." You may not have noticed the shells bf the Bible, although in this early part of the sacred book God calls you to con sider and employ them as he called 'Moses to consider and employ them. The "onycha of my text is a shell found on the ,banks of the Red sea, and Moses and hia rmy must have crushed many of them nder foot as they crossed the bisected fvaters, onycha cn the beach and onycha n the unfolded bed of the deep. I shall 'speak of this shell as a beautiful and practical revelation of God. and as true as the first chapter of Genesis and the last chapter of Revelation or everything (bet ween. Not only is this shell, the onycha, found at the Red Sea, but in the waters of India. It not only delectates the eye with its convolutions of beanty, white ,and lustrous and serrated, but blesses the nostril with a pungent aroma. This shellfish, accustomed to feed on spike nard, is redolent with that odorous plant redolent when alive and redolent when dead. Its shells when burned be witch the air with fragrance. In my text God commands Moses to mix this onchva with the perfumes of the altar in the ancient tabernacle, and I propose to mix some of its perfumes at the altar of Brooklyn Tabernacle, for. oaving spoken to you on the "Astronomy jf the Bible; or. God Among the Stars:" the "Chronology of the Bible; or. God Among the Centuries:" the "Ornithology 'of the llible; or. God Among the Birds, the "Mineralogy of the Bible; or, God I Among the Amethysts;" the "Ichthyolo gy of the Bible: or. God Among the .'Fishes,' I uow come to speak of the I 'JJonchology of the Bible; or, God Among jthe Shells." j RICHES OF THE OCEAN. j It is a Recret that you may keep foi Jme. for 1 have never before told it to any one, that m all the realms ot tne natural world there is nothing to me so fascinat ing, so completely aDsoromg, so run oi Knggestiveness. as a shell. What? More (entertaining than a bird, which can sing. when a shell cannot sing? Well, there yon have made a great mistake. Pick np the onycha from the banks of the Red (sea or trick np a bivalve from the beach jof the Atlantic ocean and listen, and you dear a whole choir of marine voices bass, alto, soprano in an unknown tongue, but seeming to chant, as I put 'them to my ear, "The sea is his, and he made it: others singing, "ihy way, U God. is in the sea:" others hymning. "He ruleth the raging of the sea." " What," says some one else, "does the i shell impress you more than the star?" u some respects, yes, because I can han dle the shell and closely study the shell. while I cannot handle the star, and if 1 istndy it must study it at a distance of Imillions and millions of miles, i 'What," says some one else, "are you imore impressed by the shell than the 'flowery" Yes, for it has far greater va Irieties and far greater richness of color, as 1 could show you in thousands of (specimens, and because the shell does not 'fade, as does the rose leaf, but maintains its beauty century after century, so that .the onycha which the hoof of pharaoh's horse knocked aside in the chase of the j Israelites across the Red sea may have kept its luster to this hour. Yes, they (are so particolored and many colored (that you might pile them up until you iwonld have a wall with all the colors of 'the wall of heaven, from the jasper at the bottom to the amethyst at the top. I Oh, the shells! The petrified foam of the sea. Oh. the shells! The hardened 'bubbles of the deep. Oh, the shells, (which are the diadems thrown by the 'ocean to the feet of the continents. How the shells are ribbed, grooved, cy lin gered, mottled, iridescent! They were 'nsed as coin by some of the nations. They were fastened in belts by others, land made in handles of wooden imple Iments by still others. Mollusks not only jof the sea, but mollusks of the land. Do iyou know how much they have had to do with the world's history? They saved Ithe church of God from extinguishment. I The Israelites marched out of Egypt 2,000.000 strong, besides flocks and herds. 'The Bible says "the people took their 'dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in the clothes on their shoulders. They were ,thjjist forth out of Egypt and could not tarry; neither had they prepared foi .themselves any victuals." Just think of lit! Forty years in the wilderness. In jfidelity triumphantly asks. How could they life 40 years in the wilderness with out food? You say manna fell. Oh. ;that was after a long while. They would 'have starved 50 times before the manna .fell. The fact is, they were chiefly kept alive by the mollusks of the land or 'shelled creatures. Mr. Fronton and Mr. Sicard took the same route from Egypt toward Canaan that th- Israelites took, and they give this as their testimony: ' ISRAEL'S ROUTE TO CANAAN. ' "Although the children of Israel must have consisted of about 2,000,000 souls, jwith baggage and innumerable flocks and herds, they were not likely to ex ' perience any inconvenience in their march. Several thousand persons might walk abreast with the greatest ease in the very narrowest part of the valley in .which they first began to file off. It soon afterward expands to above three leagues in width. With respect to forage they would be at no loss. The ground is cov ered with tamarisk, broom, clover and saint foin, of which latter especially camels are passionately fond, besides al most every variety of odoriferous plant and herb proper for pasturage. "The whole sides of the valley through which the children of Israel marched are still tufted with brushwood, which doubtless afforded food for their beasts, together with many drier sorts for light ing fire, on which the Israelites could with the greatest ease bake the dough they brought with them on small iron plates, which form a constant appendage to the baggage of an oriental traveler. Lastly, the herbage underneath these trees and shrubs is completely covered with snail3 of a prodigious size and of the best sort, and, however uninviting such a repast might appear to us, they are here esteemed a great delicacy. They are so plentiful in this valley that it may be literally said that it is difficult to take one step without treading on them." So the shelled creatures saved the host of Israelites on the march to the prom ised land, and the attack of infidelity at this inrint is defeated by the facts, as in fidelity is always defeated by facts, since it is founded On ignorance. In writing and printing our interrogation point has at the bottom a mark like a period and over it a flourish like the swing of a teamster's whip, and we put this inter rogation point at the end of a question, but in the Spanish language the interro gation point is twice used for each ques tion. At the beginning of the question 1 he interrogation point is presented up side down, and at the close of the ques tion right side up. When infidelity puts a question about the Scriptures, as it always indicates ignorance, the question ought to be printed with two interroga tion points, one at the beginning and one at the close, but both upside down. THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF NATURE. Thank God for the wealth of mollusks all up and down the earth, whether feed ing the Israelites on their way to the laud flowing with milk and honey, or, as we are better acquainted with the mol lusks. when flung to the beach of lake or Sea. There are three great families of them. If 1 should ask you to name three of the great royal families of the earth, pi rhi'.ps you would respond, the house of Stuart, the house of Hapsburg, the house of Bourbon, but the three royal families of mollusks are the univalve, or shell in one part; the bivalve, or shell of two parts, and the multivalve, or shell in many parts, and I seo God in their ev ery hinge, in their every tooth, in their every cartilage, in their every ligament, in their every spiral ridge, and in their every color, prism on prism, and their adaptation of thin shell for still ponds and thick coatings for boisterous seas. They all dash upon me the thought of the providential care of God. What is the use of all this architecture of the shell, and why is it pictured from the outside lip clear down into its laby rinths of construction? Why the infiuiv of skill and radiance in a shell? WThat is the use of the color and exquisite curve of a thing so insignificant as a shellfish? Why, when the conchologist by dredgs or rake fetches the crustaceous speci mens to the shore, does he find at his feet whole alhambras and coliseums and parthenons and crystal palaces of beauty in miniature, and these bring to light only an infinitesimal part of the opu lence in the great subaqueous world. Linnaeus counted 2,500 species of shells. but conchology had then only begun its achievements. While exploring the bed of the Atlan tic ocean in preparation for laying the cable shelled animals were brought up from depths of 1,900 fathoms. When lifting the telegraph wire from the Med iterranean and Red seas, shelled crea tures were brought up from depths of 2,000 fathoms. The English admiralty, exploring in behalf of science, found mollusks at a depth of 2,435 fathoms, or 14,210 feet deep. What a realm awful for vastness! As the shell is only the house and the wardrobe of insignificant animals of the deep, why all that wonder and beauty of construction? God's care for them is the only reason. And if God provide so munificently for them, will he not see that you have wardrobe and shelter? Wardrobe and shelter for a periwinkle! Shall there not be wardrobe and shelter for a man? Would God give ' a coat of mail for the defense of a nautilus and leave you no defense against the storm? Does he build a stone house for a crea ture that lasts a season and leave with out home a soul that takes hold on cen turies and eons? Hugh Miller found "the Footprints of the Creator in the old red sand stone," and 1 hear the harmonies of God in the tinkle of the sea shells when the tides come in. The same Christ who drew a lesson of providential care from the fact that God clothes with grass the field instructs me to draw the sauie lesson from the shells. THE CORAL INSECT TEACHES FAITH. In almost every man's life, however well born and prosperous f or years, and in almost every woman's life, there comes a very dark time, at least once. A con junction of circumstances will threaten bankruptcy and homelessness and starva tion. It may be that these words will meet the ear or will meet the eye of those who are in such state of foreboding. Come, then, and see how God gives an ivory palace to a water animal that you could cover with a 10-cent piece and clothes in armor against all attack a coral no bigger than a snowflake. I do not think that God will take better care of a bivalve than of one of his own chil dren. I rake to your feet with the gospel rake the most thorough evidences of God's care for his creatures. I pile around you great mounds of shells that they may teach you a most comforting theol 02V. Oh. ve of little faith, walk amons: I these arbors of coraline and look at these ?uese wirai auu iouk Him boeta of shell fit to be handed a queen on her coronation day, and see these fallen rainbows of color, and ex amine these lilies in stone, these prim roses in stone, these heliotropes in stone, these cowslips in stone, these geraniums in stone, these japonicas in stone. O ye who have your telescopes ready looking out on clear nights, trying to see what is transpiring in Mars, Jupiter and Mercury, know that within a few hours' walk or ride of where you now are there ire whole worlds that you might explore, tut of which you are unconscious, and among tTv) most beautiful and suggest ive of these worlds is the conchological world. Take this lesson of a providen tial care. How does that old hymn go? We may, like ships, by tempest be tossed On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost, i hough satan enrages the wind and the tide, '. lie promise assures us the Lord will provide. GOD'S CARE AND MAN'S FREEDOM. But while you get this pointed lesson f providential care from the shelled treatures of the deep, notice in their t onstruction that God helps them to help themselves. This house of stone in which they live is not dropped on them and is hot built around them. The material for it exudes from their own bodies and is adorned with a colored fluid from the pores of their own neck. It is a most interesting thing to 6ee these crustacean animals fashion their own homes out of carbonate of lime and membrane. And all of this is a mighty lesson to those who are waiting for others to build their fortunes when they ought to go to work and, like the mollusks, build their own fortunes out of their own brain, out of their own sweat, out of their own industries. Not a mollusk on all the beaches of all the seas would have a house of shell if it had not itself built one. Do not wait for others to shelter you or prosper you. All the crustaceous creatures of the earth from every flake of their covering and from every ridge of their tiny castles on Atlantic and Pa cific and Mediterranean coasts say, "Help yourself, while God helps you to help yourself." Those people who are waiting for their father or rich old uncle to die and leave them a fortune are as silly as a mollusk would be to wait for some other mollusk to drop on it a shell equipment. It would kill the mollusk as in most cases it de stroys a man. Not one person out of a hundred ever was strong enough to stand a large estate by inheritance dropped on him in a chunk. Have great expecta tions from only two persons God and yourself. Let the onycha of my text be come your precextor. But the more I examine the shells the more I am impressed that God is a God of emotion. Many scoff at emotion and seem to think that God is a God of cold geometry and iron laws and eternal apathy and enthroned stoicism. No! No! The shells with overpowering em phasis deny it. While law and order reign in the universe, you have but to see the lavishncss of color on the Crus tacea, all shades of crimson from faint est blush to blood of battlefield, all shades of blue, all shades of green, all 6hades of all colors from deepest black to whitest light, just called out on the shells with no more order than a mother premeditates or calculates how many kisses and hugs she shall give her babe waking up in the morning sunlight Yes, my God is an emotional God, and he says, "We must have colors and let the sun paint all of them on the scroll of that shell, and we must have music, and here is a carol for the robin, and a psalm for man, and a doxology for the seraphim, and a resurrection call for the archangel." Aye, he showed himself a God of sublime emotion when he flung himself on this world in the personality of Christ to save it, without regard to the tears it would take, or the blood it would exhaust, or the agonies it would crush out. When I see the Louvres and the Lux embourgs and the Vaticans of Divine painting strewn along the 8,000 miles of coast, and I hear in a forest on a summer morning musical academies and Han del's societies of full orchestras, I say God is a God of emotion, and if he ob-, serves mathematics it is mathematics set to music, and his figures are written not in white chalk on blackboards, but written by a finger of sunlight on walls of jasmine and trumpet creeper. WE HAVE A CLEAN RELIGION. In my study of the conchology of the Bible this onycha of the text also im presses me with the fact that religion is perfumed. What else could God have meant when he said to Moses, "Ta'.te unto thee sweet spices, stacte and ony cha?" Moses took that 6hell of the ony cha, put it over the fire, and as it cruni "bled into ashes it exhaled an odor that hung in every curtain and filled the an cient tabernacle, and its sweet smoke es caped from the sacred precincts and sat urated the outside air. Perfume! That is what relijnon is. But instead of that some make it a mal- 'odor. They serve God in a rough and acerb way. They box their child's ears because he does not properly keep Sun day instead of making Sunday so attract ive the child could not help but keep it. They make him learn by heart a difficult chapter in the book of Exodus, with all the hard names, because he has been naughty. How many disagreeable good people there are! No one doubts their piet', and they will reach heaven, but they will have to get fixed up before they go there or they will make trouble by calling out to us: "Keep on: that grass!" "What do you mean by pluck- ins that flower?" "Show your tickets!" Oh, how many Christian people need to obey my text and take into their wor ship and their behavior and their conso ciations and presbyteries and general as semblies and conferences more onycha! I have sometimes gone in a very gala of spirit into the presence of some disagree able Christians and in five minutes felt wretched, and at some other time I have gone depressed into the company of suave and genial souls, and in a few mo ments I felt exhilarant. What was the difference? It was the difference in what they burned on their censers. The one bumed onycha: the other burned asa fetida. THE ROVAL PURPLE. In this conchological study of the Bi ble I also notice that the mollusks or shelled animals furnish the purple that you see richly darkening so many Scrip ture chapters. The purple stuff in the ancient tabernacle, the purple girdle of the priests, the purple mantle of Roman emperors, the apparel of Dives in purple and fine linen aye, the purple robe which in mockery was thrown upon Christ were colored by the purple of the shells on the shores of the Mediterra nean. Jt was discovered .by shepherd's dog having stained his moutu by Tireak- ing one of the shells, and the purple aroused admiration. Costly purple! Six pounds of the pur ple liquor extracted from the shellfishes were used to prepare one pound of wool. Purple was also used on the pages of books. Bibles and prayer books ap peared in purple vellum, which may still be found in some of the national libraries of Europe. Plutarch speaks of some pur f le which kept its beauty for 190 years. But after awhile the purple became easier to get, and that which had been a lign of imperial authority when worn in robes was adopted by many people, and po an emperor, jealous of this appropria tion of the purple, made a law that any one except royalty wearing purple should be put to death. Then, as if to punish the world for that outrage of exclusiveness, God ob literated the color from the earth, as much as to say, "If all cannot have it, none shall have it." But though God has deprived the race of that shellfish which afforded the purple there are shells enough left to make us glad and worshipful. Oh, the entrancement of hue and shape still left all up and down the beaches of all the continents! These creatures of the sea have what roofs of enameled porcelain! They dwell under what pavilions blue as the sky and fiery as a sunset and mysterious as an aurora! And am I not right in leading you for a few moments through this mighty realm of God so neglected by human eye and human footstep? It is said that the harp and lute were invented from the fact that in Egypt the Nile overflowed its banks, and when the waters retreated tortoises were left by the million on all the lands, and these tortoises died, and soon nothing was left but the cartilages and gristle of these creatures, which tightened under the heat into musical strings that when touched by the wind or foot of man vi brated, making sweet sounds, and so the world took the hint and fashioned the harp, and am I not right in trying to make music out of the shells and lifting them as a harp, from which to thrum the jubilant praises of the Lord and the pathetic strains of human condolence? THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. But I find the climax of this conchol ogy of the Bible in the pearl, which has this distinction above all other gems that it requires no human hand to bring out its beauties. Job speaks of it, and its sheen is in Christ's sermon, and the Bible, which opens with the onycha of my text, closes with the pearl. Of such value is this crustaceous product I do not wonder that for the exclusive right of fishing for it on the shores of Ceylon a man paid to the English government 000,000 for one season. So exquisite is the pearl I do not won der that Pliny thought it was made out of a drop of dew, the creature rising to the surface to take it and the chemistry of nature turning the liquid into a solid. You will see why the Bible makes so much of the pearl in its similitudes if you know how much it costs to get it. Boats with divers sail out from the island of Ceylon, 10 divers to each boat. Thir teen men guide and manage the boat. Down into the dangerous depths, amid sharks that swirl around them, plunge the divers, while 60,000 people anxiously gaze on. After three or four minutes' absence from the air the diver ascends, nine-tenths strangulated and blood rush ing from ears and nostrils, and flinging his pearly treasure on the sand falls into unconsciousness. Oh, it is an awful exposure and strain and peril to fish for pearls, and yet they do so, and is it not a wonder that to gel that which the Bible calls the pearl of great price, worth more than all other pearls put together, there should be so little anxiety, so little struggle, so little enthusiasm? Would God that we were all as wise as the merchantman Christ commended, "who, when ho had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." But what thrills mo with suggestive nes3 is the material out of which all pearls are made. They are fashioned from the wound of the shellfish. The exudation from that wound is fixed and hardened and enlarged into a pearl. The ruptured vessels of the water animal fashioned thegem that now adorns finger or earring or sword hilt or king s crown. So out of the wounds of earth will come the pearls of heaven. Out of the wound of conviction the pearl of pardon. Out of the wound of bereavement the pearl of solace. Out of the wound of loss the ijearl of gain. Out of tho deep wonnd of the grave the pearl of resurrection joy. Out of tho wounds of a Saviour's life and a Saviour's death the rich, the radiant, the everlasting pearl of heaven ly gladness. "And the 13 gates were 12 pearls." Take the consolation, all ye who have been hurt, whether hurt in body, or hurt in mind, or hurt in soul. Get your trou bles sanctified. If you suffer with Christ on earth, yon will- reign with him in glory. The tears of earth are the crys tals of heaven. "Every several gate was of one pearl." Two educated negro women ai Vastcn have begun tho publication of the first newspaper in the Congo Free State. All Free. Those who have used Dr. Kirnj's Now Discovery know its value and those who Imve not, have now theopportun it.v to try it free. Send vonr mime and mi ll rem to H. E. Uw-klen & Co., riric.niro, ntnl iret a Hiimple box of Dr. Kintr's Nw Life Pill,. rrw. ns well HH a copy of Guide to Health Hiid Household Instructor free. All of winch is guaranteed to do you good and cost you nothing. A. O. Gates, druggist. the girl: of the period: She lias Fortitude Unbounded, Vet Now Inclines to Pensive Ways. Tliere seems to be a mode in maladies fas well as in mantles, styles in suffering as novelties in dress. Just at the present time it isn't fashionable to have any phys ical ailment unless it is something vague bnd peculiar under the general name of "nerves, and the odd thing about it is fcnly the more robust and vigorous wom len, so far as looks are an indication of Virility, that have this nervous prostra tion perpetually on hand. If a woman looks pale and delicate, sho never will ad mit that she is not strong. The fin do sieclo ;?irl glories in bearing physical pain without a complaint. Sho will seat herself in the dentist's or ocu list's chair as unconcernedly as if posin for the photographer and submit to the most painful operations without a groan; in fact, assuring the operator "that it really was less painful than she expect ed." A car driver would cry like a baby if subjected to half as much suffering. But we are returning to the days of sloping shoulders, of parted pensive tresses, of fullness and frivolity in dress. The up to date girl is sweetly submissive, not smart and self reliant. She wears flowers in her hair and occasionally even ventures in what the girl in the old nov els is always doing, putting a rose in her bosom, your rose that you have given her. And sho does it with such a shy and modest little blush. Now the ques tion is, Will the "vapors" and "swoons' and "sobbings ot that period come in again? The Amelias and Delias and Caro lines of that day were always in a dead faint over something. They fainted for joy and fainted for sorrow. A girl of that time swooned off when her lover proposed, and when she came to she was always Iviiisr m his arms, and of course it was all over and no use trying to tell a fellow about being a sister to him after that. There was another feature about this swooning fit of the old time heroine, and that was that her dearest friend was al ways within call with the scissors to cut her corset laces. How is any one in this time of hidden hooks ever to loosen a bodice before the heroine passes over the border line in her faint? 1 1 will be rather difficult for the modern girl', who has trained herself to smile when her heart breaks, to die rather than reveal her heart, to conceal her joy and preserve her se renity alike through death or divorce, to learn this graceful art of collapsing at just the proper time to bring a wary suitor to his knees. There's something dangerous to a chivalrous man's theories against mar riage to find himself suddenly with his arms full of limp, sighing, pale faced girl hood. He is more apt to call her pretty names than he would be if she stood radi ant and defiant before him, apparently ready to laugh at his endearments. New York Sun. Pathetic Heroism. A pathetic heroism was that shown by a woman, a devoted wife and mother, whose life, after months of invalidism went out in this first month of the new year. It had been the intention of her self and husband to redecorate the home about the time her illness declared itself, and when last autumn it became evident that not much, more time among the things of this world would be accorded to the sufferer she decided 'that the work should be carried forward under her su pervision. Her illness was of a nature to permit her to be up and about a few hours every day, and during these strong er moments artists and decorators con sulted with her, carrying out her wishes in every detail. From garret to cellar tho home was gone over, and the family spent their last united Christmas in their beautifully ren ovated home. "You will be glad by and by," said this wise and loving woman, whose artistic soul must have painfully appreciated the loveliness she had creat ed only to leave; "glad that I did it all. and it will be a comfort to live surround ed by my fancies and my taste." And so it will undoubtedly prove to the husband and sons and daughters, who now feel only their deep bereavement. Her Point of View in New York Times. Alexander Ill's Courage. The czar has been frequently accused of cowardice an indictment to which, it must be admitted, many undeniable facts lend a strong coloring of probabil ity. Thus it has been alleged in support of the charge that he seldom drives about the city alone, and when not escorted by a body of Cossacks is invariably accom panied by her majesty the empress. His profound seclusion at Gatchino, where for a considerable period he hid himself even from the bulk of his own officers. likewise created a most unfavorable im pression, which is by no means yet re moved. Again, the sight of the armies that guard the railway lines along which he happens to be traveling, the elaborate system of espionage, and the practice of employing agents provocateurs, who sometimes organize the crime which they discover, have contributed to impart con sistency to a charge which his creditable career as an othcer should have amply sufficed to refute. Contemporary Re view. She Injured Her Pride. "Are you hurt?" said a gentleman to a young woman who had just fallen down in a most ungraceful heap on the side walk on Chestnut street the other day. "No, thank you; only my pride," and she brushed off her gown and got out of sight as quickly as possible. It is wom an's nature to really wish if she has to fall that she will hurt herself rather than to have all the ignominy for nothing. When a man tumbles down, he is np 'again in a minute, his clothes intact, and no one gives more than a passing thought to the occurrence. But the poor woman usually drops her purse, knocks her hat 'awry, is never certain how much lingerie she has exposed and is helped up a mis erable wreck that will take several pins and 10 minutes before the mirror to imake presentable again, to say nothin of the humbling her pride undergoes by the operation. Philadelphia, Times. Cannot Catch Gladstone. One hears various stories of the clever ness displayed by Mr. Gladstone in elud ing inconvenient questioners, but tho following, which is perfectly authentic, strikes a London correspondent as being quite the best of the bunch. The other evening some earnest young Radicals were invited to meet the prime minister. They naturally longed to discuss the po litical situation with him and to receive some advice for their guidance. Mr. Gladstone, however.descantcd with great eloquence on the proper place in the church for the organ. Then there was a short lull, and the boldest of them pulled himself together and propounded a somewhat hesitating question on homo rule, or about it. The old parliamentary hand eiiher did not hear or affected a conveni a. t deafness. Before the sentence could be repeated Mr. Gladstone was deep in a learned ar gument with a clergyman present upon hymns, ancient and modern. Tho re mainder of the company sat in silence, with feelings that can be easier imagined than described. Philadelphia Press. .Diseases ot the Lungs. Of all the organs of tho body for gen eral susceptibility to disease tho lungs stand easily first. As regards tho" num ber of ailments by which an organ can bo attacked, the eye comes first, as it is subject to no less than seven diseases, having among them C5 varieties. Next comes the heart, which is liable to be at tacked by a large number of affections, all possibly fatal in given cases; but as regards actual affection resulting, direct ly or indirectly, in death, the lungs are attacked nearly five times for every once that tho heart is. Exchange. ItncKLiN's Arnica malve. Tub Best Salve in the world for Cuts. Bruines. Sores. Ulcerx Salt itheum. Fever Sores, Tetter. Chapped hands. Chilblains, Corns, and nil Hkin Erup tions, and positively cures Piles, or no pny rpqnired. It is pniarnnteed to jrive perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. 1'iice 25 rents per box For Bala by A. O. Galea NEW NEIGHBORS. A Strange Family Which Was Not Made I') of Suspicious Persons. Xo one iii Gray ville seemed to know nnytbing about the family that had just moved into the brick house. Whence came they? What was their business; their name? Nobody knew. It was known only that the strange family consisted of a man and his Wife, both of whom staid quietly at home and did not speak to the neigh bor?. Mr. Dike, on passing the house r.nd seeing the man at work in the pavden, said, "Good morning, neigh bor." ' The man smiled, bowed, but said nothing. "My wife," continued Mr. Dike, "will soon call on your wife." The man shook his head, then re sumed work without a word. "Lots o' maimers you've gt t, hain't you!" shouted Mr. Dike, and he walked off with a scowl. By night alFthe neighbors knew that callers were not wanted at the brick house. But why this fear of callers? The neighbors watched the house. Tho man, while in the garden, called his dog, but did not say. "Come, Fido," nor did he whistle. lie called with low, discreet sounds, evidently in a voice disguised. Soon he looked toward the house, making with his hands queer gestures. His wife ran out at once and fed the chickens. And she, too, in call ing the chickens, said not a word. She just stood there, her blue dress bathed in sunshine, and threw from her white apron the uandfuls of com silently. "They are afraid their voices may be recognized, whisjspjtHl a igb bor. and Mr. Dike hastened down to'vu to investigate further. Ee saw in the railway station a printed notice offering $5U0 reward for information that would lead to the ant st of a band of counterfeiters, one woman and two men. "The other man is perhaps dead or concealed in the house," said Mr. Dike. And he hurried home with a smile. "Ah! of course they want no call ers, thought he. "Of coui-se they dare not ailow their true voice to lie heard speaking even to a dog or chick. It's a wonder they don't wear masks. 1 hat night 10 men and 1 ." women went in silent procession to t lie brick house, and Mr. Dike knocked on the door. No answer. He knocked again loud and long. No answer. Then he shouted: "Open the door! You can no longer deceive !" A fearful barking was then heard witnin, as it tne dog were running from room to room togivethealann. A light soon gleamed threugh the windows, the door opened, and the procession marched in. The man and woman bowed politely, but did not betray themselves by speaking. Not a single word did they sav. "Who on earth are you?" demand ed Mr. Dike. The woman smiled, bowed, seemed alarmed, but said nohing. Tbe man. as silent as she and blushing deeply, went quickly into the next room, but 10 men followed him. He went to table and wrote on a slate w hich he then handed to Mr. Dike, who read: "My poor little wife and I are deaf and dumb." When the 25 callers left the house. the moon, shining on tho grass. 6eemed to tinge them all with green Youth's Companion. An Old Deed. Somebody wrote me asking for some specific information in regard to the grant of the Penns to the First Presbyterian aiuLT-ryar "lmtvhea of tne property they now occupy, and 1 spent some time among tho records in the coui'thouse and elsewhere look mg uie matter up. ine tit-tM regis ters show that on the di of Septem ber, 1787, John Penn, Jr., and John Penn deeded to "the trustees of the Presbyterian congregation of Piths burg and the vicinity the property in question. It was i given "in con sideration of the laudable inclination which they have for encouraging and promoting morality, piety and re ligion in general, and especially in the town of Pittsburg, and in further consideration of 5 shillings." The grant conveys lots 439, 438 and half of 437 "in Colonel Wood's plan," and the trustees are to have and hold it forever "according to the true in tern, anu meaning oi an act or as sembly incorporating the congre gation under the pastoral care of the Rev. Samuel Barr "and to and for no other use, intent or purpose whatso ever." Pittsburcr Disoatch. Are the Andes Sinking? FTTK i il: .mo Biaiumg announcement is made that the whole range of the Andes is slowly sinking into the earth's crust. As proof of this La Gazette Geographique says that Quito was y,5ui teet above the level of the sea in the year 1743; in 1800 it was only9,570; in 1831, 9,507, having sunk 2G feet in the 55 years following 1745, tiuu uui ieei uurmg-tne lil years wmcn intervened between 1800 and 1831. In 18G8 the city's level had been re duced to 9,520 feet above the level of the Pacific ocean. To sum up the total, we find that Ecuador's capital has sunk 7G feet in 122 years. Anti tana's farm, the highest inhabited fcpot on the Andes (4,000 feet higher than Quito itself, which is the highest real city on tho globe), is said by the 6ame authority to be 218 feet lower than it was in 1745. The Opening In the Tomb. The perforation of. the tomb was almost certainly intended as a door of exit for spirits. Even in later times, when the dead were burned, holes were often bored or knocked in tho urns that contained the ashes for the same purpose. Some ciner ary urns have been found with little windows, as it were, made in them, and a piece of glass placed over the hole. Popular Science Monthly. Dcnbting Suffering Women I Alive lo the interests of M a M V olIr ';"'y readers, wc pub li-h Mrs. Simpson's loiter lo Dr. Kennedy. SUCH r)'ar Sir : I was nn in valid for yeprs, sufferiuf from Kidney trouble hiiu MERE. Vmal weakness. Piiy dciana presctihed for ire . 1 "itnu i took various rem ie, but o benefit resulted. Our daily aper noticed tho success of Dr. l);n i(l v,n"e'Jy'? favorite Remedy, of Kon "ill. N. Y., in cases similar to my on r. i iii biis d it. The first bottle taken ii "itiall doses, but very reuular, iiiiirov (! wonderfully. 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Hot water is good for sprains, A work of real merit finds favor at last. The microscopists say that a mosquito lias 22 teeth. Demosthenes was the eon of a eword ciaker uud blacksmith. If you heat your knife, you can cut hot bread as smoothly as cold. Londoners pay an average each of 21 Mailings per annum for gas. If you would civilize man, begin with I is grandmother. Victor lingo. Eighteen hundred girls were gradu ated from the Boston cooking school laut year. The fact that a man wants more knowledge is proof that he has some al ready. Don't have a big Chinese porcelain jar In a room only four times the width of tho jar. The Duko of Portland is the largest Bubscri ber to newspapers and periodical in England. The sad face speaks much more loudly of a heartfelt grief than a heavy crape veil and laughing eyes. The first cable between Calais and Dover was a failure; the cable was ct on a rocky ridge in 1850. Chili is said to number among her pop ulation moro poets per capita than any other nation in the world. April 12 next will bo the 200th anni versary of the introduction of tho art of printing in New York city. The horse has no eyebrows. The ap pearance of much white in the eye of a horse indicates a vicious uature. In the 12th century a hook was at tached to a footman's spear to enable him to drag a knight from tho saddle. On the bank of the river Rhino be tween Bingen and Coblentz there is an echo capable of repeating a sentence 17 times. The stork is partial to kittens as an ar ticle of food and finds them an easy and wholesomo prey, and cats reciprocate by a love for young storks. Cards and note paper are bordered with black, but are not as wide as for merly, such a display being regarded as ostentatious and therefore in bad taste. A Core For Insomnia. Old Captain Billison and his wife Han nah of Kantucket had lived in peace aud comfort together for 20 years, the cap tain having left off going to sea early in life and adopted a home staying pur suit, but at the end of all these years, in which he and Hannah had not been sep arated for a single day, ho was unexpect edly called to Boston on necessary busi ness, to be gone a month. Ono of tho neighbors called a few days afterward. "Well, well, Hanner." said she, "I sh'd think 't'd bepurty lonesome livin here without the cap'n." "Lonesome!" exclaimed Hannah. "1 c'd stand that, but laws a-massy! now wus I to go to sleep nights without hearin Elnathan snorin? Fust two nights I couldn't sleep, nohow I c'd fix it." "Go to sleep uow all right?" "Yes." "How'd ye manage it?" "Well, you see, Maria Folger she keep boarders next door, aq I got her to come in an rig np her coffee mill 't the foot o' the bed, an every night she comes in an grinds her coffee jest after I've gone to bed. Mercy t You couldn't tell it from Elnathan'8 snorin, an of course I go right off to sleep." Hannah's eyes twinkled, and we fear she loved a joke moro than she loved the truth. Youth's Companion. Tha Potent Hawaiian FIck-me-up. Poi is made from the root of the tago plant. The tago grows in tho water, and its broad leaves float upon the snrfaca It has a root very similar to the turnip, but of more elongated form. It is pre pared by grating it upon a slightly hol lowed volcanic stone upon which water is poured from time to time. The whole eventually forms a paste, which under goes a slight fermentation and is pleas ant to tho taste. There is a drink on the islands known as a "poi cocktail." It is made by stirring the paste into a glass of milk. Its virtues were discerned many years ago by Europeans. For the "head" which follows a night's debauch there is nothing like it. When the stomach absolutely refuses anything known to civilization; when the throat is dry and burning, the voice husky, the temple throbbing and the hands shaking, the poi cocktail is swal lowed. It is almost instantly assimilated. A delicious feeling of calm and rest steals over the patient. The paste cov ers the inflamed walls of the stomach and protects them. Tho throat becomes once more of flesh, not fire, and the head ceases to ache in 15 minutes. Pittsburg Dispatch. Forma of Snow Crystals. The pure white ludter of snow is due to the fact that all the elementary colors of light are blended together in the ra diance that is thrown off from the sur face of the various crystals. More than a thousand aistinct ana pertect lonns 01 snow crystals have been enumerated anu figured by the various investigators in that line. One hundred and fifty-one different forms were once observed by the English scientist Olashier, who care fully made engravings of each and print ed them in a paper attached to there port of tho British Meteorological so ciety for the year 1855. St. Louis Re public. A Card I'ro Mr. Blaine. The following is published by request: Washington, Feb. 1. 1 The public advcrtiapment-i of many "ltiog raphies of JamrsG. Maine" pretending to be "authentic" and "authoritative" compel me to state that n bioKraphy or "Life and Work of Jlr. Blaine" Is authorized or approved by my-, self or by any member of Mr. Blaine's family; that no mantiMTipt by Mr. Maine, or any pri vate letter or paier of Mr. Maine's. or any ma terial for binxraphy. baa been given out to any one. If in the future any "authentic or "au. thorized" biography should be prepared by competent authors, it will be authenticated and authorized by myself. UAititirrS. BlllNC Science a a F'aetnr In Agriculture. You all know the importance of hygiene in Bociety for securing the health of men and then of nunuals. and even of plants. Ita function, long misconceived, is conspicuous now in all eyes, and it is one of the triumphs of science that it has been able to prolong the duration of human life. to secure immunity of our domestic animals against epidemics and to ex tend its protection against the dis eases which are destroying our field products and are threatening the au nihilation of agricultural croiw. But the preservation of the products is not all. We need also to learn how, to multiply productive beings, and in this held, too, science lias, by the ap plication of methods of selection. realized most marvelous progress in agriculture. P. E. M. Berthelot in Popular Science Monthly. Mr. Albert Favorite, of Arkansas City, Kan., wishes to give our read- rs the benfit of his experience with colds. He says: "I contracted a cold early last spring that settled on my lungs, and had hardly recovered from it when I caught another thnt hung on all summer and left me with liackinjr cough which 1 thought I never would get rid of. I had used Chamlierlaiirs Cough Remedy some fourteen years ago with much success, and I concluded to try it again. When I had got through with one bottle my cough had left me, and I have not suffered with a cough or cold since. I have recommended it o others, and all speak well of it." 0 cent bottles for sale by A. O. Gates, Morrisville: Holmes & Cow- les, Johnson. This paper and the New York Weekly Tribune one year for f 1.75. vtil COPYRIGHT tail Arrested the progress of Consumption. In all its earlier stages, it can bo cured. It's a Fcrofulous affection of tho lungs a blood taint and, as in every other form of scrofula, Dr. Pierce's (J0M011 Medical Discovery is a certain remedy. Diit it must bo taken in time and now is the time to tako it. It purifies the Mood that's the Recret. Nothing else acts like it. It's tho most potent strength-restorer, blood - cleanser, and flesh builder known to medical sriencs. For Weak Lung, Spitting of Mood, Bronchiti, Asthma, Catarrh, and all lingering Coughs, it's a remedy that's fuaranteed, in every case, to benefit or euro. If it doesn't, tho money is re turned. I11 other words, it's sold on (rial. No other medicine of its kind is. And that proves that nothing elso is "just as good" as tho " Discov ery The dealer is thinking of hit profit, not of yours, when he urges something else. "Swells in your mouth." Ask for n O) Tobaccos. Cheapest in the long run. Take No Other. HTHE KIND 5 " THAT CURESn a CI i ; n, f; rlf'ir i i o. ni.i.oTHox, Li El n" CONSIDERED PATENT MEDICINES J D A KUMBUQ I " M i KrU It'lutt U. A. IL. Iuhu4. T y D ANA S s H i " A GREAT BLESSING TOME!"! 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Ointment In apmilra, alio In lu, a I'oiilW lure fur Fitrrnal, Intrmal, Wind or Mt r ding ltrhln, Ch ruhic. Krrrnt or Hereditary rilra, and manv oilier llre ana female wraknmiM-i ; II I aly arral bent Bl to the r-n-rl hralth. The nrl d li.ri.fr ry ol a medical cure rendering an p.ratln itu In knife unnecefliarjr hen-after. Thla H-imrtj- hat never been ktiowu m fall, f I per I I, ( fur 8 ; tent by mall. Why tuflVr fr-mi tlilt terrible t)l eaa hen a written guarantee I poaltlvrly kit en with Cboxea, tn refund the niunry II mt cured, hend utaiiip fur free Kamole. tiuarantee lulled only by Hai.l Si't'HaxKr, 1ki (hiibtb, afti Hoi.a A.iTa. aluHHisviLLB, Vt. Call lur Multiples. S500 REWARD Z W will pay the above reward for any eaue of Mver Complaint, Itysprpela, Hick llra-iarhe, IndlKeatlou. Count mutton or I'lullveiumi wa miinol cure wlih Meat'! Vegetable I.lvrr I'lllt, when the direction re mrlclly romplrd wlih. They are purely Vegetable, and never full In give simnlai lion. Huear Coated. 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