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MORRIS VI L.LE and HYDE PARK. Thursday. July 6. 1893. THE SINNER'S HOPE. 7he publican was justified be- i CAUSE OF HIS HUMILITY. the Self Righteous Pharisee Why the Foblicang 'Were Disliked and Their Title Used as a Byword Among the Jews This One Admitted His Sin Practical Appeal. i Brooklyn, July 2. Rev. Dr. Talmage had selected as his subject for today a picture of contrast, "Arrogance and Hu mility," the text being Luke xviii, 13, "God be merciful unto me, a sinnerl" No mountain ever had a more brilliant coronet than Mount Moriah. The glories of the ancient temple blazed there. The mountain top was not originally large enough to hold the temple, and so a wall 600 feet high was erected, and the moun tain was built out into that wall. It was at that point that satan met Christ and tried to persuade him to cast himself down the 600 feet. The nine gates of the temple flashed the light of eilver and gold and Corinthian brass, which Corinthian brass was mere pre cious stones melted and mixed and crys tallized. The temple itself was not so very large a structure, but the courts and the adjuncts of the architecture made it half a mile in circumferenoa. THE MORNING SACRIFICE. ' We stand and look upon that won drous structure. What's the matter? What strange appearance in the temple? Is it fire? Why, it seems as if it were a mansion all kindled into flame. What's the matter? Why, its the hour of morn ing sacrifice, and the smoke on the altar rises and bursts out of the crevices and out of the door and wreathes the moun tain top with folds of smoke through which glitter precious stones gathered and burnished by royal munificence. I see two men mounting the steps of the building. They go side by side; they are very unlike; no sympathy between them the one the pharisee, proud arro gant, pompous; he goes up the steps of the building; he seems by his manner to gay: "Clear the track I Never before came up these steps such go and consecration." Beside him was the publican, bowed down, seemingly, with a load on his heart. They reach the inclosure for worship in the midst of the temple. The , pharisee ;-oes close up to the gate of the holy f holies. He feels he is worthy to stand there. He says prac tically: "I am so holy I want to go into the holy of holies. O Lord, I am a very good man! 1 am a remarkably good man. Why, two days in the week I eat absolutely nothing. I'm so good. Tm very generous in my conduct toward the poor. I have no sympathy with the common rabjjle; especially have I none with thi3 poor, miserable, commonplace, wretched publican, who happened to come up the stairs beside me. i THE REPENTANT PUBLICAN. The publican went clear to the other side of the inclosure, as far away from the gate of the holy of holies as he could get, for he felt unworthy to stand near the sacred place. And the Bible says he stood afar off. Standing on the opposite side of this "inclosure. he bows his head, and as orientals when they have any trouble beat their breasts, so he begins to pound his breast as he cries, "God be merciful to me, a sinner!" Oh. was there ever a greater contrast? The incense that wafted that morning from the priest's censer was not so sweet as the publican's prayer floating into the opening heavens, while the prayer of the pharisee died on his contemptuous lips and rolled down into his arrogant heart. Worshiping there, they join each other and go side by side down the steps, the pharisee cross, wretched, acrid, satur nine the publican with his face shining with the very joys of heaven, for "I tell you that this man went down to his house justified rather than the other." Now, I put this publican's prayer un der analysis, and I discover in the first place that he was persuaded of his sin fulness. He was an honest man; he was a taxgatherer; he was an officer of the government. The publicans were tax gatherers, and Cicero says they were the adornment of the state. Of course they were somewhat unpopular, because peo ple then did not like to pay their taxes any better than people now like to pay their taxes, and there were many who disliked them. ! Still 1 suppose this publican, this tax gatherer, was an honorable man. He had an office of trust; there were many hard things said about him, and yet, standing there in that inclosure of the temple amid the demonstrations of God's holiness and power, he cries out from the very depths of his soul, "God be merciful to me, a sinnerl" By what process shall I prove that I am a sinner? By what process shall I prove that you are a sinner? Shall I ask you to weigh your motives, to scan your actions, to estimate your behavior? I will do nothing of the kind. I will draw my argument rather from the plan of the work that God has achieved for your salvation. ! SHIPWRECKED SOULS. i You go down in a storm to the beach, and you see wreckers pnt on their rough jackets, and launch the lifeboat and then shoot the rockets to show that help Is coming out into the breakers, and you Immediately cry, "A shipwreck!" And when I see the Lord Jesus Christ putting Aside robe and crown and launch out on the tpssing sea of human suffering and Vatanic hate, going out into the thunder ing surge of death, I cry, "A shipwreck!" i I know that our souls are dreadfully lost by the work that God has done to Bave them. Are you a sinner? Suppose you had a commercial agent in Charles ton or San Francisco or Chicago, and you were paying him promptly his sal ary, and 3-ou found out after awhile that notwithstanding he had drawn the salary he had given nine-tenths of all the time to some other commercial estab lishment. Why, your indignation would know no bounds. And yet that is just the way we have treated the Lord, j He sent us out into the world to serve him. He has taken good care of us. He has clothed us, he has sheltered us, and he has surrounded us with 10,000 bene factions, and yet many of us have given nine-tenths of our lives to the service cf the world, the flesh and the devil. Why, my friend, the Bible is full of confession, and I do not find anybody is pardoned until he has confessed. What did David say? "I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord." What did Isaiah say? "Woe is me, because I am a man of unclean lips." What did Ezra say? "Our iniquities are increased over onr head, and our tresspass is grown up into heaven." And among the mil lions before the throne of God tonight not one got there until he confessed. The coast of eternal sorrow is strewn with the wreck of those who, not taking the warning, drove with the cargo ol immortal hope into the white tangled foam of the breakers. Repent! the voice celestial cries. Nor longer dare delay; Tho wrcteh tliat scorns the mandate dies And meets the fiery day. NO SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. But I analyze the publican's prayer a step further, and I find that he expected no relief except through God's mercy. Why did not he say, I am an honorabl man. When I get $10 taxes, I pay them right over to the government. I give full permission to anybody to audit my accounts. I appeal to thy justice, O God! He made no such plea. He threw himself flat on God's mercy. Have you any idea that a man by breaking off the scales of the leprosy can change the disease? Have yon any idea that you can by changing your life change your heart that you can pur chase your way to heaven? Come, try it.' Come, bring all the bread you ever gavt to the hungry, all the medicine you ever gave to the sick, all the kindwqrds you liaVe ever utfefetl, aTi flie hhid fleet!. that have ever distinguished vou. Add them ail up into the tremendous aggre gate of good words and works, and then you will see Paul sharpen his knifo as he cuts that spirit of self satisfaction as he cries, "By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified." Well , say a thousand men in this au dkuce, if I am not to get anything in the way of peace from God in good works, how am I to be saved? By mercy Here I stand to tell the story; mercy, mercy, long suffering mercy; sovereign 'mercy, infinite mercy, omnipotent mercy, everlasting mercy. Why, it seems in the Bible as if all language were exhausted, as if it were stretched until it broke, as if all expression were struck dead at the feet of prophet and apostle and evangelist when it tries to describt God's merey. HOPE FOR THE REPENTANT. Oh, says some one, that is only adding to my crime if I come and confess before God and seek his mercy. No, no! The murderer has come, and while he was washing the blood of his victim frou his hands, looked into the face of God and cried for mercy, and his soul has been white in God's pardoning love! And the soul that has wandered off m the streets and down to the very gates of hell has come back to her father's house, throwing her arms around his neck, and been saved by the mercy that saved Mary Magdalen. But, says some one, you are throwing open that door of mercy too wide. ' No, I will throw it open wider. I will take the responsibility of saying that if all this audience, instead of being gathered in a semicircle, were placed 6ide by side, in one long line, they could all march right through that wide open gate of mercy. "Whoseover, "whoseover." Oh, this mercy of God there is no line long enough to fathom it; there is no ladder long enough to scale it; there is no arith metic facile enough to calculate it; no ansrel's wing can fly across it. Heavenly harpers, aided by choirs with feet like the sun, cannot compass that harmony of mercy, mercy. It sounds in the rumbling of the celestial gate. I hear it in the chiming of the ce lestial towers. I see it flashing in the uplifted and downcast coronets of the saved. I hear it in the thundering treaa of the bannered hosts around about the throne, and then it comes from the harps and crowns and thrones and pr cessions to sit down, unexpressed, on a throne overtopping all heaven the throne of mercy. THE GOSPEL LIFEBOAT. How I was affected when some one told me in regard to that accident on Long Island sound, when one poor wom an came and got her hand on a raft as she tried to save herself, but those who were on tho raft thought there was no room for her, and one man came and most cruelly beat and bruised her hands until she fell off. Oh, I bless God that this lifeboat of the gospel has room enough for the sixteen hundred millions of the race room for one, room for all, and yet there is room! I push this analysis of the publican s prayer a step further and find that he iid not expect any mercy except by pleading for it. He did not fold his hands together as some do, saying: "If Fm to be saved, I'll be saved. If I'm to be lost, I'll be lost, and there is nothing for me to do." He knew what was worth having was worth asking for; hence this earnest cry of the text, "God be merciful to me, a sinner!" It was an earnest prayer, and it is characteristic of all Bible prayers that they were answered the blind man, "Lord, that I may receive my sight;" the leper, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean;" sinking Peter, "Lord, save me;" the publican, "God, be merci ful to me, a sinner!" But if you come up with the tip of your finger and tap at the gate of mercy, it will not open. You have got to have the earnestness of the warrior who, defeated and pursued, dis mounts from his lathered steed and with fauntleted fist pounds at the palace gate. You have got to have the earnestness of the man who, at miilniKht, in the fourth story, has a sense of suffocation, with the house in flames, goes to the window and shouts to the firemen, "Help!" O unforgiven soul, if you were in full earnest I might have to command silence in the auditory, for your prayers would drown the voice of the speaker, and we would have to pause in the great service. It is because you do not real ize your sin before God that you are not this moment crying, "Mercy, mercy, mercy!" THE HUMBLE PRAYER. This prayer of tho publican was also an humble prayer. The pharisee looked up; the publican looked down. You can not be saved as a metaphysician or as a rhetorician; you cannot be saved as a scholar; you cannot be saved as an art ist; you cannot be saved as an official. If you are ever saved at all, it will be as a sinner. "God be merciful to me, a sin ner!" Another characteristic of the prayer of the publican was, it had a ring of con fidence. It was not a cry of despair. He knew he was going to get what he asked for. He wanted mercy; ho asked for it, expecting it. And do you tell me, O man, that God has provided this salva tion and i3 not going to let you have it? If a man build, a bridge across a river. will he not let people go over it? If a physician gives a prescription to a sick man, will he not let him take it? If an architect puts up a building, will he not let people in it? If God provides salva tion, will he not let you have it? Oh, if there ba a pharisee here, a man who ays, I am all right, my past life has been right, I don't want the pardon of the gospel, for 1 have no sin to pardon. let me say that while that man is in that mood there is no peace for him, there is no pardon, no salvation, and the proba bility is he will go down and spend eter nity with the lost pharisee of the text. THE GRATEFUL NEGRQ. But if there be here one who says I want to be better, I want to quit my sins, my life has been a very imperfect life, how many things have I said that I should not have said, how many things 1 have done I should not have done, I want to change my life, I want to begin now, let me say to such a soul, God is waiting, God ia ready, and yon are near the kingdom, or rather you have en tered it, for no man says I am deter mined to serve God and surrender the sins of my life; here, now, I consecrate myself to the Lord Jesus Christ who died to redeem me; no man from the depth of his soul says that but he is already a Christian. My uncle, the Rev. Samuel K. Talmage of Augusta, Ga., was passing along the streets of -Augusta one day, and he saw a man, a black man, step from the side walk out into the street, take his hat off and bow very lowly. My uncle was not a man who demanded obsequiousness, and he said, "What do you do that for?" Oh, says the man, "massa, the other night I was going along the street, and I had a burden on my shoulder, and I was sick, and I was hungry, and I came to the door of your church, and you were preaching about 'God be merciful to me, a sinner!' and I stood there at the door long enough to hear you say that if a man could utter that prayer from the depths of his soul God would pardon him and finally take him to heaven. Then I put my burden on my shoulder, and I started home. I got to my home, and I sat down, and I said, 'God be merciful to me, a sinner!' but it got darker and darker, and then, massa, I got down on my knees, and I said 'God be merciful to me, a sinner!' and the burden got heavier, and it got darker and darker. I knew not what to do. Then I got down on my face, and I cried, 'God be merci ful to me, a sinner!' and away off I saw a light coming, and it came nearer and nearer and nearer until all was bright in my heart, and I arose. I am happy now the burden is all gone and I said to myself if ever I met you in the street I would get clear off the sidewalk, and I would bow dowp and take my hat off before you. I feel that I owe more to you than to any other man. That is the reason I bow before vou," THE CALL IS ON YOD Oh, are there not many now who eaii utter this prayer the prayer of the black man, the prayer of the publican, "God be merciful to me, a Binner?" While I halt in the sermon, will you not all utter it? I do not say audibly, but utter it down in the depths of your souls' con sciousness. Yes, the sigh goes all through the galleries, it goes all through the pews, it goes all through these aisles, sigh after sigh God be merciful to me, a sinner! Have you all uttered it? No, there is one soul that has not uttered it, too proud to utter it, too hard to utter it. O Holy Spirit, descend upon that one heart. Yes, he begins to breathe it now. No bowing of the head yet, no starting tear yet, but the prayer is beginning it isborn.-God be merciful to me, a sin ner! Have all uttered it? Then I utter it myself, for no one in all the house needs to utter it more than my own soul God be merciful to me, a sinner! Americans In France and England. It is likely enough that had the second empire lasted France and not England would have been selected by the Ameri can millionaire as his European refuge. Paris, not London, was the place to which it was said that good Americans went when they died and to which Americans good, bad and indifferent used to flock in former days. At the court of Napoleon III eminent citizen's and citizenesses of the United States were always especially welcome, and the court of Napoleon III created and con trolled Parisian society. At that time, too, Americans were, above all things, urban in their tastes and pursuits. With the sports and pastimes in which English men of rank and fortune occupy them selves they had little or no sympathy, and a hotel in Paris was infinitely more in their line than such a rural retreat as Mr. Astor purchased from the Duke of Westminster. A palace on the banks of the Thames would then have been about the last place in which one could have expected to find an American millionaire, and the Champs Elysees, not Cliveden, would have been as far into the country as he would have cared to go. Only a quarter of a century ago two well known citizens of New York, Mr. William Butler Dun can and Mr. Samuel R. Barlow, were much wondered at for having each bought a retreat, one at Staten Island, the other at Long Island, to which they were in tho habit of retiring from Satur day to Monday and there entertaining their friends. What the astonishment would have been if not Long Island, but the island of Britain had been the site of their acquisitions it is not easy to imag ine. London World. Hiring Hand Organs. The music of the great Italian com poser, Verdi, enjoys a high degree of popularity. One form which its popu larity takes is its frequent application to hand organs and piano organs, which grind upon Verdi's music until the com poser himself is almost compelled to re gret that he ever wrote it. One summer not many years ago Verdi went for a season of rest to the moun tain resort of Montecaliere. Here a friend called upon him and noticed be fore he entered that Verdi had taken a rather pretentious apartment. But when he entered the house he was astonished to find that the composer was using a single room of the "flat" as sit ting room, dining room and bedroom. The visitor's looks expressed his sur prise at this arrangement. "Oh, said Verdi, "I have two more large rooms here, but they are just now occupied with some objects which I have hired for the season." He opened tho doors of these rooms and revealed to the visitor a great pile of hand organs apparently 100 of them at least. "These organs," said Verdi, "contain in their repertories music of my own. I wanted rest here, but when I arrived it seemed as if all the hand organs in Italy had come before me. They came under my windows in the morning and played a hideous cacophony of 'Kigolt'tto, 'Tro vatore' and 'Traviata.' So I hired all these organs for the season, and all that were likely to find their way here, and here I have them all nicely piled up. Oh, I can take some rest now!" Youth's Companion. Popularity of New Medicines. From time to time some form of treat ment for disease or some medicine be comes suddenly popular. Physicians of repute give their testimony and record their belief in the new specific, and the patients who have been benefited mani fest that strange enthusiasm to get oth ers into trying their remedy which is so marked a characteristic of the average man and woman. The newspapers find out the latest craze, and reporters be come learned in many long words tech nically descriptive of various parts of the body or of the action on these of the new treatment. For a time he who reads or listens to the talk of others would believe that the elixir has been found at last that elixir of which Pythagoras dreamed and which Lord Bacon thought might exist, the wonderful cure all which is to vanquish every disease and then, within six months, a year, two years at most, the new remedy has been forgotten or has sunk into a modest place in the pharma copoeia, and the new treatment is old and of small respect. The part which medical men play in puffing these fads into prominence and repute is a most important one. Without their counte nance and indorsement nothing could be done. That they so countenance and in dorse them may be attributed to several causes, some inherent in medical science, others reflecting the highest praise on the physicians themselves, and then, again, others which may only be condemned. Cyrus Edson, M. D.,in North American Review. A Street Costume In Boston. A procession of girls in fetching gowns topped off with big white hats were to be seen on Tremont street directly after the recital given by the pupils of Miss Gertrude Franklin Thursday afternoon. One of the most striking was worn by a blond young lady, who succeeded in at tracting much attention, which, if not sought, must have been dreadfully em barrassing. She was gowned in white rerge made with a very full skirt, an Eton jacket with enormous sleeves and wide revcrs worn over a pink and white striped shirt waist, a wide brimmed white sailor trimmed with a plain band of ribbon and white gloves with black stitching on the back. Her gait was more striking than her toilet. You couldn't help looking at her feet, which were dressed in white suede. Boston Globe. Children as part of wedding pageants are more seen this year than ever before. A fashionable London wedding is almost unknown just now that does not show in tho bridal procession one or more chil dren in picturesque garb, lending, with the flowers, a charming effect of uncon Bcious beauty. How Ucury VIII Wrote. King Henry VIII of England wrote, says a contemporary critic, a strong hand, but as if he had seldom a good pen. Ho seems to have written in all tho haste and vehemence with which ho spoke, and hence the untimely destruc tion of many an honest goose quill. New York World. "Mv little LOV Was VPrr liml off fnp two months with diarrho-a. We used various medicines, also m IIpiI in tn doctors, but nothing done him any mini! until we iirpi! 'Ii.it,,i,o..i..;.,u Colic, Cholera and Diarrlnpaltemedy, wnicn fru ve immediate relief and soon cured him. I consider it the hest medicine made and can conscientious ly recommend it to all who need a diarrlitca or colic mpHifino " t t.' Hare, Trenton, Tex. 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by II. J. Dwinell, Mor risville: lfolmps & fYiwloa Tnimann ' . i ' . 1 , V.II1IJ.JW11 , Dr. T. I Hubbell, Wolcott. LEARNING! FROM US. England and Germany Send Coniinissiotot to Learn How We Do Things. A commission was sent from England to this country about six weeks ago for tho purpose of examining the American system of public education in order to ascertain if there be any of its features that can be advantageously adopted in Ec gland or .;an be incorporated in 3 new school bill which is in course of prepara tion for introduction to parliament. All of the five members of the commission are ladies, and all arc teachers in London schools. To each of them has been as signed a prescribed district in this coun try, and the one of them on servico in and near this city has performed her duty thoroughly and has gathered a large amount of useful information, knowl edge of a kind that cannot be obtained from school reports or from books about our system of popular education. The commissioners are women of experience and of singular capacity for the duties intrusted to them. We trust that their labors here will inure to the advantage of their country and aid in the deamorti zation of its schools. It seems that Germany as well as England is willing to learn something from this country. The German gov ernment has appointed a commission of military engineers to examine the rail road system of tho United States and make report upon it. They are to study the agencies of direction, the mechanism in use and tho methods of transporta tion, with especial view to the obtaining of suggestions that may be useful to Germany in the event of war. We sup pose that all persons who have traveled extensively over tho railroads of Ger many and have observed the way of conducting railroad business there must be assured that tho commission can ob tain a number of useful hints here. The commissioners upo:i their arrival in this country will doubt k-ss endeavor to make the acquaintance of Dr. Chauncey M. Depew, who is entirely familiar with all tho details of railroading and with the methods of transporting both men and freight for long distances or for short. Dr. Depew is now jaunting out west, where ho is charming the interviewers, but wo arc sure that he will take time in any month of the year to render servico to the German military engineers sent here to devise ways by which tho rail road methods of Germany may be im proved. We are happy that our country is able to give valuable suggestions both to England and Germany. The English system of popular education is not as orderly as our system. The German ad ministration of railroads may be made more efficient than it is by the adoption of some of the novelties that are of use here. New York Sun. The Cowboy of the Past. Tho cowboys of picture and story ex isted in the brilliant days. At first they had come from Texas, but in the zenith of their romantic glory they came from everywhere and from every class. They included young Englishmen, college graduates from the east, well born Amer icans all sorts who did not "strike luck" at anything else and who were full of vim and love of adventure. They got $40 a month and good keep during the great er part of each year. They rode good horses that had as much of the devil in them as the "boys" themselves. They bought hand stamped Cheyenne saddles and California bits that were as ornate as jewelry and stuck their feet in grand tapaderos, or hooded stirrups, richly or namented, padded with lamb's wool, and each as big as a fire hat. Their spurs were fit for grandees, their "ropes," or lariats, were selected with more care than a circus tightrope, and their big broad felt sombreros cost more than the Prince of Wales ever paid for a pot hat. And then, alas! the cowmen began to economize in men, food, wages every thing. The best of the old kind of cow boys, who had not become owners or foremen, saloon keepers or gamblers or had not been shot, drifted away. Some of the smartest among them became "rustlers" those cattle thieves whose depredations resulted in what almost came to bo a war in Wyoming. They in sisted that they had to do it to live. Harper's. A Woman Correspondent. The special correspondent of the Lon don Times, whose collected "Letters From South Africa" have been published in book form, and whose able letters from Australia are now running in that journal, is a lady, Miss Flora Shaw. A discussion on journalists and their meth ods was once going on in which Lord Cromer, who had seen a good deal of special correspondents, took part. Some body made a remark slighting to the average journalistic thirst for accuracy. The British minister, who was of course a financier before he was a diplomatist, cited from his experience a striking ex ception. A journalist had come to him once about a financial matter of great public importance, but tedious and complex in its details. He expounded it, but never expected to seo in print anything more than some loose and perhaps not very ac curate generalization on the subject. In the sequel ho was agreeably surprised by an exposition of the case to the public at once lucid, detailed and absolutely cor rect. "And that." he concluded, "was, oddly enough, a lady journalist." It was Miss Shaw, who is probably better in formed on colonial affairs than almost any other London journalist. London Letter. What Poets Need. A whimsical letter written by W. S. Gilbert notes "a great want" among poets. "I should like to suggest," ho says, "that any inventor who is in need of a name for his invention would confer a boon on all rhymesters and at the same time insure himself many gratuitous ad vertisements if he were to select a word that rhymes to one of the many words In common use that have very few rhymes or none at all. A few more words rhyming to 'love' are greatly wanted. 'Revenge' and 'avenge' have no rhyme but 'Penge' and 'Stonehenge.' 'Coif has no rhyme at all. 'Starve' has no rhyme except (oh, irony!) 'carve.' 'Scarf has no rhyme, though I fully expect to be told that 'laugh,' 'calf and 'half aro ad missible, which they certainly are not." Philadelphia Press. Piiaaports In KuHttliu The reform of the passport system is about to be undertaken in Russia. At present nobody can change his dwelling even in the same street without sending his passport twice to be vised by the po lice first on quitting tho old house and secondly on entering the new one. This is aggravated by the slowness of the Rus sian officials. The wife cannot leave her home even wero it on tho most urgent business without a passport delivered to her by her husband, and unscrupulous husbands tako advantage of this. Wives have been known to purchase tho mar ital passport by tho sacrifice of half their personal fortune. London Tit-Bits. An ofiicial position of great responsi bility has been given to an Iowa woman. Tlie board of supervisors of Polk county appointed Mrs. Anna E. Hepburn of Des Moines county recorder to fill the place made vacant by the recent death of her husband. The necessary bond was pre sented, accepted and tiled. Mrs. Hep burn qualified and was sworn in and soon was seated in tho chair where her honored husband had sat. Tho action of the board is looked upon as correct and timely. Elder S. S. Beaver, of McAllister ville, Juniatta Co., Fa., says his wife is subject to cramp in the stomach. Last summer she tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhtpa Jlemedy for it, and was mush pleased with the speedy relief it afforded. She has since used it whenever necessary and lound that it never fails. For sale by II. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Holmes & Cowles, Johnson; Dr. T. F. Ilubbell, Wolcott. A Peculiar Method of Fishing. AtTetulia, one of tho islands of Ocean ica, M. Aylic Marin witnessed a peculiar method of fishing. The scene, as he de cribes it, is picturesque and interesting. Tho costume of the natives of Tetulia is a kind of short tunic of seaweed or leaves. They powder the hair v. hito with chalk and wear wreaths of gardenias or red hibiscus on their heads and around their necks. The warriors, unlike the men of peace, powder their hair red. As their locks are very long they have quite a terrible appearance. At a signal all tho inhabitants of the village assembled on the seashore. There were about 200 persons. They plunged into tho water, each carrying a branch of the cocoa palm. At a given distance from the shore they turned toward it and formed a compact half circle, each one holding his palm branch perpendicularly in the water, thus forming a kind of seine. The leader of the party gave a signal, and this living net approa:cl the shore gradually, in perfect order, driving before it a multi tude of fishes. Surrounded by this living wall and caught in the cocoa palm branches, many of the fishes were cast on the sand by the waves, and others were killed with sticks. The women gathered up the fishes in baskets. Some were at onco taken to the cabin of the chief of the village, and some were cooked for M. Marin over hot coals and given to him without seasoning, but with bananas and cocoanut milk to com plete the meal. Youth's Companion. The Higcest Man on Earth. John Hanson Craig, with his wife and 8-year-old child, are visiting James An derson and James McPherson, relatives. Craig's home is in Danville, Hendricks county, but he has been in. the chow busi ness since his babyhood. In anjwer to ques tions he said: "I now weigh 007 pounds and am 37 year j old. At birth I weighed 1 1 pounds; at 11 months I weighed 77 pounds; at 2 year:', i!0G pounds. At that time I tool: the C 1 .000 premium at Barnum's baby show in New York city in the year ISoM. At 5 years I weighed 303 pounds; at 13 years, 405 pounds; at 20, 001 pounds; at 22, 725 pounds; at 27, 758 pounds; at 2S, 774 pounds; at 29, 791 pounds; at 30, 800 pounds; at 31, 830, and my present weight is just 907 pounds. 1 a;-i 0 feet 5 inches high, measure 8 feet and 4 inches around the hips, 48 inches around the ankle, 29 inches around the knee, 8G niches around the thigh next to the body. I require 41 yards for a suit of clothes and 3 pounds of yarn for stock ings." Mrs. Craig is a good looking blond, weighs 130 pounds and formerly accom panied her husband in the role of snake charmer as "Zola Ayres." Indianapolis Journal. All the Women Iiought the Novel. An amusing paragraph which has been going the rounds of the press states that tho publishers of a German novel recently did a neat thing in the way of advertising. They caused to be inserted in most of tho newspapersa notice to the effect that a certain nobleman of wealth and high position desirous of finding a wife wanted one who resembled the heroine in the novel named. Thereupon every marriageable woman who saw the notice bought tho book in order to see what the heroine was like, and tho work had an immense sale. Printers' Ink. BRAVE MEN. FAIR WOMEN. Fascinating in its interest is the story of love and war told by Capt. Charles King, U. S. A., the popular writer, a part of which appears i.i this issue. Look for "THE SOLDIER'S SECRET." Should be read from the beginning. ON THE WEST SHORE R. R. AN ENGINEER AND l ONDUCTOK's EXPERIENCE. Mr. Wm. Huston, of Vechawken,N. J., the oldest engineer of the West Shore 11. R., a member of Unity Divis ion, No. 235, Hrotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers, suffered for years from an aggravated kidney trouble and dys pepsia. In conversation with our reporter, Mr. Huston spoke in plowing terms of Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite liemedy as the one medicine that does what it is recommended to do. "For," said Mr. Huston, ",I had been under the treat ment of some of the best physicians and used many preparations without deriving the least benefit. One day Conductor Frazer of our road said to me, 'If you want to get well and cure that kidney trouble and dyspepsia, just use Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy.' I acted upon Mr. Frazer's advice, and used Favorite Kemedv but a short while, when my old troubles passed away and I have been sound aDd well ever since. One of physicians said. " I prescribe Dr. Kennedy's Favor ite Remedy altogether now for dyspep sia, kidney or liver complaints, rheu matism, and all urinary diseases, in stead of the old-time medicines, as the results from its use are quicker and more satisfactory, and I believe every dyspeptic er rheumatic victim should use it." ITHE KIND H THAT CURES SCROFULOUS SORES In y FOR 20 YEARS! gJ H "HEALED AND REMAINED H i HEALED ! " g H Dana Sarsapakii.i.a Co. Q Mkhhrh: Kor more than twenty Vfliri, J hnvvb i trmibhil with a M ItOFt "M H-J Q II If !M O K, ami for ttv ytuirtt liuvt: hml moim'mKS Lnii iny I'iirc and ii''lt that I Hj 10 m VO'l1 II K A I, uii'l which hail alt tiilit-iitimiM E1..I tcmiiiuttintf iii.S'KOFlTKOrs 4 AN-B h CU Iu Munti, Ih'Jl, 1 umma-iH.-t.-U taking H DANA'S B g S AltS Al'AllILiLiA j Hnnl afti-r biking three hottlcs THE NOKKHM . A 1. 1. II i; A I. K ami nam hvuU'd, anil ttiuro i iki appearuiicu uf their niirtukiiiK utit urain. 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U ( ti i. to Total, "Wo Furnish Both Papers Subscriptions may Address all orders to the about excellence in pneumatic WHEEL CO. Denver, san Francisco Vermont. aro asked to give COMPANY, CLARENCE A. KNIGHT. Treasurer. CAPITAL, $50,000,00. Began Business July 27, 1891. DEPOSITS, JANUARY 1, 1893, $200,142,89. DIRECTORS : C. S. Noyes, G. V. Ilendee, . H. II. Powers, P. K. Gleed, C A. Rich, C. H. Steams, C. 15. YVetherby, a II. A. Slay ton, C. R. Churchill and C. H. Cross & Son have made them for them in the faotory for 30 Tears. on iron ns on soapstone. Be sure to rail lor - $2.50 one year for only $1.75 begin at any time. $ AND CITIZEN. ODDS AND ENDS. Say "It is I," and "He went with me." There are no opportunities for the on- prepared. Italy is estimated to be worth about $11,753,000,000. Cocns wood is the hardest known wood. Oak is tho strongest. The Latin Biblo was valued at &150 in the fifteenth century. When faith is lost and honor dies, the man is dead. Whittier. A society which nearly any one may enter is no society at all. Chain and cable suspension bridges antedate the Christian era. People never think of whistling in Ice land. It's a violation of the divine law. Chambers agrees tliat the somnambulic state may come npon a person in thoday timc. Train children carefully to r'ad aloud, both for the sake of the voice and the pro nunciation. All four of the British-Anstralian col onists have a Scotchman at the head of their government. Woman is in a normal condition only when she is in love tho love that cheers but not inebriates. It is said that wood for nse in making tho lest pianos is seasoned for 40 years beforo it is deemed serviceable. One fthould not make one's trials worso by lotting them become the cause of iwr- manent, pcrhaiw fatal, organic derange ment. One never knows himself till he has denied himself. The altar of sacriflco is the touchstone of character. O. P. Clif ford. Spirit Lake, la., is situated npon tho pinnacle of ono of the most elevated re gions in the state, 1 ,650 feet above sea , lovel. Street car conductors at Hannibal, Mo., are forbidden to aid women in get ting on or off tho cars, except when re quested. Manchester's career as a seaport com mences with 1894. At any rate, Sir J. Harwood expresses himself confident that the ship canal will lie opened in January next. The Gentle Art of Charming. A man says that a woman to be clever at conversation inunt have a good mem ory. She must keep in mind so much as she knows of the tastes and prejudices of those present. If So-and-so's brother fought in the Egyptian war, if such a one has Scotch ancestry, if such another had a dear friend or an aunt or some body who went on the stage, if such an other has written a poem on "Mortality" and has opinions on immortality and so on, of each and all she must remember. And "As you said the other day" is a good way to introduce a pungent re mark; or, "As your favorite author has it," which shows a flattering regard for one's preferences. All these tricks, if yon call them so, must be studied. Don't try to make a man think how clever you are. Make him think how clever ho is. Brighten him up. Lead him on to say witty things. You may even coax him up to a joke, be he as glum as Pharaoh's ghost. Re mind him of clever things he said "tho other day." Never mind if they are in ventions of yotir own. Never mind if he knows they are. So long as ho does not imagine that you know they are, you are all right. Tell bright things about hiin. It won't take long to make him feel, es pecially if he is a really dull fellow, that he is a lot smarter than even he thought himself, and he will correspondingly adore you. A man is apt to frizzle un der the fire of your own humor and wit and brightness, and of course a man is never comfortable when he frizzles. Woman. A 'Wrinkle For Ilu.banilh The young wife of an engineer resid ing near the Thiergarten had gone to spend the aster holidays with her mot It er in Magdeburg anil appeared so well Kntinfipd with tho chann flint pro longed her stay, iiotwithtiuiliiig tho pathetic appeals of her lonesome hus band. At last our involuntary grass widower devised an original plan for in ducing his little wife to return to her hearth and home. He got a friend of his who kept a camera to take a photo of his house and send it to his wife, with a let ter stating that her intense longing for home would no doubt be somewhat miti gated when she saw that the old place remained as she had left it and that she could now stay with her mamma as long as she liked. The very next train brought my lady unannounced, greatly excited and ac companied by her mother. Whence this sudden apparition? The photo in ques tion represented our engineer standing in front of the house and engaged in a lively conversation with the young lady next door, whose laughing features were distinctly portrayed in the picture. Ex. planations followed to the effect that the whole affair was a joke, but madam did not quite seo it and staid at home instead of going back to Magdeburg with her mamma. Berliner Tageblatt. Return of the Orkney Mermaid. News has reached Kirkwall that the "mermaid" has again made her appear ance at Deerness, Orkney. Tho creature has arrived at the same place now many years in succession, where it remains all summer, disappearing in the winter and returning again with fine weather. Last year a largo sum of money was offered for its capture, and sportsmen tried to kill it. As it struck out to sea iuiuiedl ately it was fired at and was never again seen till now, it was thought it liad been wounded or killed. Natural ists who have got a full description of the "mermaid think it is an ocean seal, but the people of Deeruess, who liave watched it closely for years, say it has few if any of the seal s habits, and mam. tain it swims like a human being. At tho present time it may bo observed daily, being very partial to bright sun shine, but it rarely appears on dull days. Scotsmam II uy Good Good. Already a cry arises from many quar ters that some of tho new dress mate rials will slip in the seams, which tend ency is hated by every woman making or wearing a gown. Hop sackings have been siken of, also serges and sleazy cheviots. In many cases tho complaints aro jiiMt, but only where tho shopper buys inferior goods. If merchants would keep and women buy goods of merit only, they would never complain of seams slipping. This does not mean tho most expensive goods, but a trustworthy quality, of which there are many among tlio domestic and foreign dress goods. An ojien sleazy weavo of woolen or silk goods will, from its very nature, slip or pull in tho wains if it is of a ioor, cheap quality. Buy reliablo goods of medium quality, and no matter how sleazy tho weave they will prove suffi ciently firm to hold the stitching of the seams. It is not necessary to decry cer tain weaves for this tendency, as tho remedy lies with the merchant and tho shopper, who should refuso them in tho cheapest grades. Unfortunately in these days successful materials are often brought out in cheaper and cheain r qualities, until they aro at last driven from tho market. Dry Goods Econo mist. Lnst fall I wns taken with n kind of summer complaint, nccotnpanieil wit Ii a wonderful iliarrho-a. Soon nfter my wife's sister, who lives with ns, wns taken in the same way. We used almost everything without Innelit. Then I said, let us try I'hntnherlnin'M Colic, Cholera and lharrhira Kemody, which we did, and that cured us rijrnt away. 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