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MORRISVILLE and HYDE PARK, Thursday, July 20, 1893. HICHES HAVE WINGS. DR. TALMAGE ON THE CURRENT NANCIAL DISTURBANCE. Fl Right and Wrong I'ses of Money How Men Often Make Shipwreck of Character , In Making Haste to Be Rich Consola tion to the Unfortunate. Brooklyn. July 16. Rev. Dr. Tal- mage has selected as his subject for to day n topic of the greatest interest and timeliness viz, "Comfort For Business Men," the text being Isaiah xl, 2, "Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem." v nat an avrtul six weeks in commer cial circles! The crashing of banks from San Francisco to New York and from ocean to ocean. The complete uncer tainty that has halted all styles of busi ness ror turee montns ana the pressure of the money market for the last year have put all bargain makers at their wit's end. Some of the best men in the land have faltered men whose hearts tre enlisted in every good work and tvhoso hands have blessed every great charity. The church of God can afford to extend to them her sympathies and plead before heaven with all availing prayer. 1 he schools such men have es tablished, the churches they have built. the asylums and beneficent institutions they have fostered, will be their eulogy long after their banking institutions are forgotten. Such men can never fail. They have their treasures in banks that never break and will be millionaires forever. The stringency of the money market, I am glad to say, begins to relax. May the wisdom of Almighty God come down upon our national legislature at their convening next month in Washington and snch results be reached as shall re store confidence and revive trade and multiply prosperities! Yet not only now in the time of financial disaster. but all thi'ough life, our active business people have a struggle, and I think it will be appropriate and useful for me to talk about their trials and try to offer some curative prescriptions. OVERBURDENED BUSINESS MEN. In the first place, I have to remark that a great many cf our business men feel ruinous trials and temptations coming to tfc.3m from small and limited capital in business. It is everywhere understood that it takes now three or four times as much to do business well as once it did, Once a few hundred dollars were turned into goods the merchant would be his own store sweeper, his own salesman, his own bookkeeper. He would manage all the affairs himself, and everything would be net profit. Wonderful changes have come. Costly apparatus, extensive advertising, exorbitant store rents, heavy taxtatien, expensive agencies, are only parts of the demand made upon our com mercial men. and when they have found themselves in such circumstances with small capital they have sometimes been tempted to run against the rocks of mor al and financial destruction. This temptation of limited capital has ruined men in two ways. Sometimes they have shrunk down under the temp tation. They have yielded the battle before the first shot was fired. At the first hard gun they surrendered. Their knees knocked together at the fall of the auctioneer's hammer. They blanched at the financial peril. They did not under stand that there is such a thing as hero ism in merchandise, and that there are Waterloos of the counter, and that a man win fight no braver battle with the sword than he can with the yardstick. Their souls melted in them because sugars were up when they wanted to buy and down when they wanted to sell and unsalable goods were on the shelf and bad debts in their ledger. The gloom of their countenances overshad owed even their dry goods and groceries. Despondency, coming from limited capi tal, blasted them. Others have felt it in a different way. They have said: "Here I have been trudging along. I have been - trying to be honest all these years. I find it is of no use. Now it is make or break." The small craft that could have stood the stream is put out beyond the light house on the great sea of speculation. Stocks are the dice with which he gam bles. He bought for a few dollars vast tracts of western land. Some man at the east living on a fat homestead meets this gamber of fortune and is persuaded to trade off his estate here for lots in a western city with large avenues and costly palaces and lake 6teamers smok ing at the wharves and rail trains com ing down with lightning speed from every direction. There it is all on pa per! The city has never been built nor the railroads constructed, but everything points that way, and the thing will be done as sure as you live. And that is the process by which many have been tempted through limitation of capital into labyrinths from which they could not be extricated. I would not want to chain honest en terprise. I would not want to block up tny of the avenues for honest accumula tion that open before young men. On the contrary, I would like to cheer them on and rejoice when they reach the goal, but when there are snch multitudes of men going to ruin for this life and the life that is to come through wrong no tions of what are lawful spheres of en terprise it is the duty of ministers of re ligion and the friends of all young men to utter a plain, emphatic, unmistakable protest. These are the influences that drown men in destruction and perdition. ' MAKING HASTE TO BE RICH. Again, a great many of our business men are tempted to overanxiety and care. You know that nearly all com mercial businesses are overdone in this day. Smitten with the love of quick gain, onr cities are crowded with men resolved to be rich at all hazards. They do not care how money comes. Our best merchants are thrown into competition with men of more means and less con science, ani if an opportunity of accu mulation be neglected one hour some one else picks it up. From January to December the struggle goes on. Night gives no quiet to limbs tossing in rest lessness, nor to a brain that will not stop thinking. The dreams are harrowed by imaginary loss and flashed with imagi nary gains. Even the Sabbath cannot dam back the tide of anxiety, for this-. wave of worldliness dashes clear over the churches and leaves its foam on Bibles and prayer books. Men who are living on salaries or by the culture of the soil cannot under stand the wear and tear of body and mind to which our merchants are sub jected when they do not know but that their livelihood and their business honor are dependent upon the uncertainties of the next hour. This excitement of tho brain, this corroding care of the heart, this strain of effort that exhausts the spirit, sends a great many of our best men in midlife to the grave. They find that Wall street does not end at the East river. It ends at Greenwood! Their life dashed out against money safes. They go with their store on their backs. They trudga' like camels, sweating from Aleppo to Damascus. They make their life a crucifixion. Standing behind leaks and counters, banished from the fresh air, weighed down by carking tares, they are so many suicides. Oh, I wish I could today rub out some of these lines of care; that I Could lift some of the hardens from the heart; that I could give relaxation to some of these worn muscles! It is time for you to begin to take it a little easier. Do your best, and then trust God for the rest. Do not fret. God manages all the affairs of your life, and he manages them for the best. Con sider the lilies they always have robes. Behold the fowls of the air they always have nests. Take a long breath. Be think betimes that God did not make jou a pack horse. Dig yourselves out from among tho hogsheads and tho shelves, and in the light of the holy Sab bath dav resolve that yon will give to the winds your fears, and your f retf ul ness, and your distresses. You brought nothing into the world, and it i3 very certain you can carry nothing out. Hav ing food and raiment, be therewith con tent. Tho merchant came home from the store. There had been great disaster there. He opened the front door and said in the midst of his family circle: "I am ruined. Everything is gone. I am all ruined." His wife said, "I am left," and the little child threw up its hands and said, "Papa, I am here." The aged grand mother seated in tho room said, "Then you have all the promises of God beside, John." And he burst into tears and said: "God forgive me that I have been so ungrateful. I find I have a great many things left. God forgive me." NEGLECT OP HOME LIFE. Again, I remark that many of our business men are tempted to neglect their home duties. How often it is that the store and the home seem to clash, but there ought not to be any collision. It is often the case that the father is the mere treasurer of the family, a sort of agent to see that they have dry goods and groceries. The work of family gov ernment he does not touch. Once or twice in a year he calls the children up on a Sabbath afternoon when he has a half hour he does not exactly know what to do with, and in that half hour he dis ciplines the children and chides them and corrects their faults and gives them a great deal of good advice, and then wonders all the rest of the year that his children do not do better when they have the wonderful advantage of that semiannual castigation. The family table, which ought to be the place for pleasant discussion and cheerfulness, often becomes the place of perilous expedition. If there be any blessing asked at all, it is cut off at both ends, and with the hand on the carving knife. He counts on his fingers, making estimates in the interstices of the repast. The work done, the hat goes to the head, and he starts down the street, and before the family has risen from the table he has bound up another bundle of goods and says to the customer, "Anything more I can do for you today, sir?" A man has more responsibilities than those which are discharged by putting competent instructors over his children and giving them a drawing master and music teacher. The physical culture of the child will not be attended to unless the father looks to it. He must some times lose his dignity. He must unlim- ber his joints. He must sometimes lead them out to their sports and games. The parent who cannot forget the severe du ties of life sometimes to fly the kite, and trundle the hoop, and chase the ball, and jump the rope with his children ought never to have been tempted out of a crusty and unredeemable solitari ness. If you want to keep your children away from places of sin, you can only do it by making your home attractive. You may preach sermons and advocate reforms and denounce wickedness, and yet your children will be captivated by the glittering saloon of sin unless you can make your home a brighter place than any other place on earth to them, Oh, gather all charms into your house! If you can afford it, bring books and pictures and cheerful entertainments to the household. But, above all, teach those children, not by half an hour twice a year on the Sabbath day, but day after day, and every day teach them that religion is a great gladness that throws chains of gold about the neck; that it takes no spring from the foot, no blitheness from the heart, no sparkle from the eye, no ring from the laughter, but that "her ways are ways of pleas antness, and all her paths are peace." I sympathize with the work being done in many of our cities by which beautiful rooms are set apart by our Young Men's Christian associations, and I pray God to prosper them in all things. But, I tell you, there is something back of that and before that. We need more happy, consecrated, cheerful Christian homes in America. THE RIGHT USES OF MONEY. Again, I remark that a great many of our business men are tempted to put the attainment of money above the value of the soul. It is a grand thing to have plenty of money. The more you get of it the better, if it come honestly and go usefully. For the lack of it sickness dies without medicine, and hunger finda Us coffin in the empty bread tray, and nakedness shivers for lack of clothes and fire. When I hear a man in canting tirade against money a Christian man as though it had no possible use on earth and ho had no interest in it, I come almost to think that the heaven that would be appropriate for him would be an everlasting poorhouse! While, my friends, we do admit there is such a thing as a lawful use of money a profitable use of money let us recognize also the fact that money can not satisfy a man's soul; that it cannot glitter in the dark valley; that it cannot pay our fare across the Jordan of death; that it cannot unlock the gate of heaven. There are men in all occupations who seem to act as though they thought a pack of bonds and mortgages could be traded off for a title to heaven and as though gold would be a lawful tender in that place where it is so common that they make pavements out of it. Salvation by Christ is the only salvation. Treas ures in heaven are the only incorrupt ible treasures. Have you ever ciphered out in the rule of loss and gain the sum, "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul?" However fine your apparel, the winds of death will flutter it like rags. Homespun and a threadbare coat have sometimes been the shadow of coming robes made white in the blood of the Lamb. The pearl of great price is worth more than any gem you can bring from the ocean, than Australian or Brazilian mines strung in one carcanet. Seek after God, find his righteousness, and all shall be well here; all shall be well hereafter. But I must have a word with those who during the present commercial ca lamities have lost heavily, or perhaps lost all their estate. If a man lose his property at 30 or 40 years of age, it is only a sharp discipline generally by which later he comes to larger success. It is all folly for a man to sit down in midlife discouraged. The marshals of Napoleon came to their commander and said, "We have lost the battle, and we are being cut to pieces." Napoleon took his watch from his pocket and said:. "It is only 2 o'clock in the afternoon. You have lost that battle, but we have time enough to win another. Charge upon the foe!" Though the meridian of life has passed with you and you have been routed in many a conflict, give not up in discour agement. There are victories yet for you to gain. But sometimes monetary disaster comes to a man when there is something in his age or something in his health or something in his surround ings which make hiia know well that he will never get up again. In 1807 it was estimated that for many years previous to that time annually there had been 30,000 failures in the United States. Many of those persons never recovered from the misfortune. But let me give a word of comfort in passing. The sheriff may sell you out f many things, but there are some things of which he cannot sell you out. He cannot sell out your health. He can not sell out your family. He cannot sell out your Bible. He cannot sell out your God. He cannot sell out your heaven. You have more than you have lost. Sons and daughters of God. children of an eternal and all loving Father, mourn not when your property goes. The world is yours, and life is yours, and death is yours, and immortality is yours, and thrones of imperial grandeur are yours, and rivers of gladness ' are yours, and shining mansions are yours, and God is yours. The eternal God has sworn it, and every time you doubt it you charge the King ofheaven and earth with perjury Instead of complauiing how hard you have it, go home, take up your Bible full of promises, get down on your knees before God and thank him for what you have instead of spending so much time in complaining about what you have not. AN AWFUL SHIPWRECK. Some of you remember the shipwj of the Central America. This notjle steamer had, I think, about 500 passen gers aboard. Suddenly the storm came, and the surges trampled the decks and swung into the hatches, and there yen(; up a hundred voiced death shriek, Tjje foam on the jaw of the wave; the pitch ing of the steamer as though it yere leaping a mountain; the dismal flare of the signal rockets; the long cough of the steam pipes; the hiss of the extinguished furnaces; the walking of God on the wave! The steamer went not down with out a struggle. As the passengers stationed themselves in rows to bale out the vessel, hark to the thump of the buckets as men unused to toil, with blistered hands and strained muscle, tug for their lives. There ig a sail seen against the sky. The flash of the distress gun is sounded. Its voice is heard not, for it is choked in the louder booming of the sea. A few passengers iscaped, but the steamer gave one great lurch and was gone! So there are some men who sail on prosperously in life. All's well, all's well. But at last some financial disaster comes a euroclydon. Down they go! the bottom of this com mercial sea strewn with shattered hulks. But because your property goes do not let your soul go. Though all else perish, save that, for I have to tell you of a more stupendous shipwreck than that which I have just mentioned. God launched this world 6,000 years ago. It has been going on under freight of mountains and immortals, but one day it will stagger at the cry of fire. The timbers of rock will burn, the mountains flame like masts and the clouds like" sails in the judgment hurricane. Then God shall take the passengers off the deck, and from the berths those who have long been asleep in Jesus, and he will set them far beyond the reach of storm and peril. .But how many snail go aownr inat will never be known until it shall be an nounced one day in heaven. the ship wreck of a world! Oh, my dear hearers, whatever you lose, though your houses go, though your lands go, though all your earthly possessions perish, may God Almighty, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, save all your souls. Animals and Smoking. In the Berlin zoological gardens Professor Baul Meyerheim, a painter of animal life, has been trying the effects of the fragrant weed on vari ous denizens of the gardens with re sults as ncjvel as they are undoubted ly amusing. Chief among the sub jects of his experiments was the brown bear. He declares that the "common brown bears" are genuine enthusiasts for tobacco. "When I puff my cigar smoke into their cage," he remarks, "they rush to tho front, rubbing their noses and backs against the bars through which the smoke has penetrated." The professor, with some temerity, once experimented on the lion. The creature was asleep, and this was the moment selected for puffing a vol ume of tobacco smoke in his face. Did he at once wake up with a sav age growl, lash his tail, and spring ing at the bar, shake the massive iron ? Not at all. He awoke and "stood on his leg," which seems ft natural enough attitude to adopt, and "sneezed powerfully." Then he qui etly lay down on his side and "ele vated his nose for a second dose." It may be news to some to hear that goats, stags and llamas all devour to bacco and cigars with remarkable satisfaction. Pearson's Weekly. Minuteness of the Silkworm's Thread. From careful and reliable experi ments made by Professor Henry .Newton, JJr. Williain Lutterwort and Miss Henrietta Rhodes, it appears that a 6 grain ball of silk as spun by the silkworm would, upon being un wound, measure 404 yards. At this rate a single pound of such thread would reach from the east end of the Eads bridge to the very northwest limits of the city of Omaha, and still there would be enough left to make a strong clothes line of regulation length. To be exact, a pound of such threads could be made to extend ex actly 535 miles. Keasomng from this same basis (404 yards to every three grains, dry weight), we find that enough of such threads could be stuffed into a coffee sack to reach around the world 47 pounds being sufficient! If the threads of some of the lesser spiders be used as a computation, the result is still more startling. The writer has heard a noted eutomolotrist declare that enougli of a certain kind of such webs to encompass the earth 11 times COU1Q bemesried lntnammmnn win a. glass! Verily, there are little won ders as well as great ones. St. Louis KepuDiic. An Impressionist Sketch. One of the good deacons in a certain church is also the superintendent of tne bunday school, and although he is not an artist he frequently illustrates points in the lesson by the use of the blackboard. These exercises are for the special benefit of the younger por tion of the school, and the superin tendent has a habit of arousing the children's interest by asking ques tions aoout wnat he has drawn Having drawn the representation of a crown one Sunday, much after the stereotyped style of all such roy al appendages, he said, "Now, what one of the little folks can tell me what this is? Several raised their hands, but the superintendent s eye was caught bv a uiuo ienow on ine iront seat. "Well, Johnnie, you may tell." Proud of his distinction above hi fellows, the boy rose smilingly and snouted, a pincushion I" Boston journal. A Typical furchase. An American purchaser asked the advice of a distinguished French painter who was visiting New York as to what picture he should buy in a certain dealer's gallery. The Frenchman strongly recommended a picture by an American artist, the price or which was $300. But the name of the American artist was, we win say, loouies. "un, " said the pa tron of art, "I don't want to hangm my house a picture by a man named Toodles. Why not get that Lerolle over there? It's about the same size " uut, said the .trench artist, "u is not so good as Toodles', and the price is ifi,uu. "Never mind," replied the Ameri can magnate, "when I show the picture to my friends I want to be aoie to say its a Lerolle not a i ootues." And tortnwith he houo-ht mo rjertme ui $j.,auu, against nig fm.. eign adviser's advice. George par sons Lathrop in Harper's. "My little boy was very bad ntr two montns with diarrhoea. Wanoori various medicines, also called in tm .1 i l . i i . vnu uwiuib, uuc nomine; uone uim onv good until we used Chamberlnin'H v,i: ri.i i i: , t vy..u, viiuiert uuu i;iurriiuiauemetv, is ii 1111.11 tct c iiuiucuiuicinici ann DAn cured him. I consider it the best medicine made and can conscientious ly recommend it to all who need a diarrhoea or colic medicine." t v Hare, Trenton. Tex. 25 and Sn r. bottles for sale by II. J. Dwinell Mor risville; Holmes & Cowles, Johna Dr. T. P. Hubbell. Wolcott. 8n ' KING ALCOHOU THtf CRUEL. Sobs of Children Ilia Music; Poverty and bfeath Favors He Bestows. King Alcohol sits on his throne and rules with a rod of iron. He strikes to kill aind always maims when he does not kill. Tears, hunger, heartache, de spair, poverty, ruin and death are some of the favors he confers on his subjects. He is as heartless as famine, pitiless as pestilence and cruel as death. When Rome was burning, Nero got his melo dies out of the fiddle, but this king gets his music from the sobs of children, the cries of the broken hearted and the aw ful crash of doomed souls. Comp with me and behold one of his victims. I was told that a man lay dying from drink in a dismal cellar on one of the foulest streets of the city. An outside cellar door, with stone steps which led down from the sidewalk, gave me en trance to a dark, dismal hole in the ground. A woman stood within, arid I said, "They tell me a man is dying here." "Yes; he is m tho back room." "Back room! Great heavens, can there be anything back of this?" I made my way into the black hole. A candle standing on the head of a bar rel cave but a faint glimmer in the foul air, and I needed to wait to get used to the darkness. Aproan from a corner showed mo where one of the king's vic tims lay on a little straw spread on the damp floor. I went over to him, knelt by his side, reached over and grasped his bony hand and said, "My brother, they tell me you are dying." He snatched his hand away and said, "I am a dying wretch, but for God's sake don't insult me, "Insult you! How have I insulted you?" "When you call a wretch like me brother, it is an insult, for you don't mean it. I am brother to no man, and no man is brother 1 J me." "Give mo your hand, for you are my brother. God is j onr father and mine. Christ died to saw you and me. The gospel is good news for us both. Let me hold your hand while I pray for my brother." "Too late for that. I am bt-yond all hope. Drink has been my ruin and my curse, and I am lost." He grew excited, and trying to quiet him I said, "What is your name?" "I won't tell you my name. I go by such a name, but it's not my real one." "Why won't you tell me your name?" "Because I don't want any one to know who I am or how I die." "Why not? Perhaps yo:i have some one who loves you yet and v. onld want to know." "NTol No!" he cried. "Listen. In a little church a Presbyterian church in a little country villago over in Pennsyl vania an old white haired man stands up every Sunday and preaches this gospel of which you speak. That man is ray father, made prematurely old by the ruin of his boy. Back of the church, in a grave, lies my mother. My wayward ness broke her heart and sent her to an untimely grave. If my father knew how his only boy died, he would soon lie along side of my mother. I won't tell you who lam. I am beyond the hope of mercy. Drink has been my ruin. You come too late too late." He lay dead, A nameless grave in potter's field contains the body of some preacher's boy. And since that day, 16 years ago, 2,000,000 more havegone down the same road. Yet the king still sits on his throne and laughs over the ruin that makes heaven weep. "How long, O Lord, how long?" Rev. C. H. Mead in Christian Herald. Departed Orandeur Tor Sale. Jn pld St. Stephen's, famous in song and story, a parish of Eerkeley county, on the banks of the tawny Santce, some 50 miles in a straight line from the shores of the Atlantic, id a great landed estate whose broad acres, level river bottom and rolling highland, cultivated fields, tangled swamp, stately pine grove, groups of live oak, with here and there a bit of virgin forest, form a domain fit for a prince, Un it nave nyeq ana aiea a loii succession of Carolina planters, all princes in their day, to whom, while slavery lasted, snowy fields of cotton and waving crops of Indian corn and smaller gram furnished a princely revenue. And tne cattle, u not or a thousand hills, of a thousand canebrukes, was theirs, and droves of wild hogs, that throve in the thickets of the swamps, and blood horses were their pride. All that is gone by now. The lordly lite or the planter lias passed away for ever; slavery has been abolished, and the owner of the land, wearied of the struggle with demoralized freedmen. would fain give up the fight and offers hjs patrimony for 6ale for a song, for barely enough to support him comfort ably for the decade of ife that may yet remain to him. Thero are fl,0OQ acres in that estate, which is offered to any taker at very little over f-j an acre. Of that 0,000 acres there is arable land capable or producing a bale pf potton to the acre, so to oO bushels of corn, over 70 bushels of oats, to say nothing of the possibilities or fruits and vegetables and of horse, cattle and hog raising.- Charleston News VAJuner. Painted White Tine Floors. x-uiui, oneii peeis irom white nine floors on account of the batteriner which the soft wood gets from boot heels, etc. One such has been treated in a way that. so far, promises to be a cure. Remove all the loose paint and clean the floor, Deing careful to rinse off all the soap. When very dry, apply linseed oil, smok ing hot hot enough to turn a white feather a little brown. It is then thin and penetrates the wood. This will spoil a brush of bristles, but it is easily done with an imitation brush of cotton cloth rolled on a flat stick and tacked. Let tho oil dry and harden three or fonr days, the longer the better. Then paint the bare portions with paint mauo largely or reu lead, one or two coats. When well dried, paint the whole floor for uniform color. Do not let the dealer make you believe his ready mixed is "the thing. You will get only ocher, and that is earth and "dirt cheap." The metal pigments are far better. The points to insist on are: Hot oil and thor ough drying to harden the wood and the red lead paint. Baltimore American. A Meeting of Sewing Classes. One of the practical results of the great good done by the sewing classes held among society women during the past season is a determined effort about to be made to place the sewing schools of New York on a more practical and sci entific basis. Notwithstanding the large number of these schools and the great change wrought during the last few years in all industrial education, the sewing schools still remain in a large measure isolated, and those engaged in this work are with out the advantages of comparing experi ences with others working along the same lines and receiving suggestions from them. In view of this fact it has been pro posed that a conference of sewing school workers be held at the Teachers' college. New York Herald. It was for tho Princess of Wales that the Jersey bodice was originally brought out, and when Mrs. Langtry wanted one of the glove fitting, seam less waists she couldn't get it. It was not until her royal highness tired of the snug bodice that the Jer sey Lily could get it, though it came out finally under her name and pa tronage. New York Times. Elder S. S. Beaver, of McAllister- xrillo .Tiinin tfn. fr Tn anvaViia txrifa . - subject to cramp in the stomach Last summer she tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrheea Remedy for it, and was mush pleased with the speedy relief it afforded. She has since used it whenever necessary and found that it never fails, b or sale by II. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Holmes & Cowles, Johnson; Dr. T. P. Hubbell, Wolcott. PEARY'S SLEDGE JOURNEY. Reasons For Considering: It a Most Ke- markable Performance. To the Editor of The Sun: Sin In your issue of this morning you speak of Lieutenant IVary's famous sledge trip as being the longest ever performed by two men with a dog team. Is not this an error? Colonel W. H. Gilder's trip across Siberia was much longer, and I understand from him that the first 4,000 miles of it were accomplished with only the aid of a single native. I do not write to dis parage Peary, but certainly Ctesar should have his own. David A. Cdktis. Our correspondent has unintentionally misquoted The Sun. We did not Ray that Peary's sledge trip was the "longest ever performed." What The Sun said was, "He made the greatest sledge journey ever performed by two men with a team of dogs, traveling on the ice cap as far as from this city to Omaha without a single advance cache of supplies." This of course is a matter of opinion. It is an opinion, however, that is sup ported by leading authorities in arctic matters, as was shown, for instance, in the recent session of the Berlin Geograph ical society, when one of the honors of the society was conferred upon Lieuten ant Peary. His performance did not equal that of Gilder or of several other sledge parties, notably during the Franklin search, either in distance covered or i:i average rate per day, as The Sun showed months ago. It is, however, the conditions un der which such a jonrney is made that fix its relative position among similar performances. In the first place, his journey was made many hundreds of miles north of every other sledge route that is particularly conspicuous both for distance covered and for average rate attained. Some of the conditions wc-ro wholly new. It was the first time, for instance, that an explorer had handled a team of Eskimo dogs on the inland ice. Peary did not have a single advance cache fronl wfffch to replenish his sup plies. Many other sledge parties were able to establish such caches, or at least there was the probability that they could secure some game to feed their dogs if dogs instead of men were in tho traces. Peary had to face the probability that he would not be able to obtain u pound, of fresh meat, and he therefore had to drag every ounce of supplies for man and beast that he expected to i;st. All previous sledge work had been done at or near the sea level. Peary's sledge work was done throughout at a height above the sea of a mile to a mile and three-fifths. For two wue!:s at a height of over 8,000 feet he advanced among clouds so dense that from the rear of his sledges he could hardly see his dog teams. For two wed;: lie was utterly unable to steer a course except by taking the compass direction of the. wind and stopping every 15 minutes to see if the wind had not veered a point or two. Under these and other equally unique. untried and remarkable conditions Peary made a record which in point of distance covered and average daily rate ranks among the conspicuous arctic sledge journeys, and the conditions under which these results were attained make the journey the most remarkable of sledging exploits. If two i : n have matched it elsewhere, it would lie inter esting to know it. New York Sn:i. An Odd Occupation. Cincinnati nas a man who toiiows a nnique vocation, of which he ays: "A preacher hires me to wander about town and report to mm nttie incidents or queer ideas that strike me. lie takes these and weaves them into his sermons. For instance, a preacher who lias a large congregation with much visiting to do could not, if he were so inclined, visit all the public meetings, the resorts of gamblers and drunkards, the f.u-tories and the slums of the city. I am the eyes through which he sees these things, and using my information he 8jei;k.-i learn edly and intelligibly of all ph.--.xrK of life and sets his congregation a-wouderin; where he gets time to see so much. He is thus enabled to interest every clement in his congregation." Georgia Method of Testing Melons. Various persons have what 1 '.u-y deem to be infallible methods of test in;; mel ons, but we must be content u accept the judgment of the Georgia farmer who, after experimenting for years, final ly learned how to easily distinguish a ripe from a green watermelon. "It, said he, "the edges of the skin on each side of the scar are left ragged or granulated, the melon is ripe, but if the edges of the scar are smooth and even, and the thumb nail has dug into the rind in places, and the skin does not come off clean, then the melon is green. You can easily learn on two melons, one ripe and the other green (after they have been cut open), and noting the difference. Brook lyn Eagle. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorfa. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorta. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she bad Children, she gave them CaRtorla. Before accepting a "clear-brine" salt as good for butter, remember that all impurities of a gait ,' do not appear in plain brine. Ingre dients held in perfect solution do not show. Those mechan- ically held appear, 11 and may be harm- f f less. Ashton's or I cc". P EURCKA Higgin's "fcure FINE SALT --.,'s. DAIRY& TABLE USE CMC SHIRE. ENU.AM. ka" fill all require ments of perfect dairy salt. FRANCIS D. MOULTON k CO, 29 Broadway, New York. RTHE-KI.MD g 1 THAT CURES! Worked Like a Charm!" H -I FEEL LIKE A NEW M wm MAN!" P II W """T IM I'O KT XESTI M OIV. B HHM KB"H I'INAIH LIKE DOMKSAB-n BHAPAKILI.A HANMVAllTUIOiBIll WUHAN DureM l-Kopi.lt in e w J4nclituai 'UbTAM WKM. QinOmtakio. A Dana Saksaparilxa Co., Q CiKNTLKUKN: 1 have UMd six bottles oli PS DANA'S MAKSA I'AKIIXA ninee lant Angual, ami mm S?-tlm.kti"llie IIIMT MKDM'INK 1 cv.tU Bnwd. Iast Bummer I wu AIX Jtt'NF IM W M mil completely played out. I conl.l mi gnot I touk two bottles, nuU itP" nUetpedineiitonoe. M Tli winter 1 wa taken with 4JrlpMi,"Ra and awju ii I uvuiU out I cuiiuHcutL-J uu Pf if DANA'S HSAItSAPARILLA R Hipilil. IT WORKKB I.IK AgJ Ft!ltAllI. and 1 feel like n new nmn.Bfl iC'an heartily recommend DANA '8 BARSAPA- I KIJ.TiA aa a good tonic, and .1 VHT W II A'rt iKvjoiiv ! sheiw Am:uQ AN ATTACH vt tho "OKll." w I Vi rvtrulv vouil. L. P. lAiVEJOY. Lj '-3 stowcVt. ta The truth of the above ti errtMrd to by Sr-i J. VKAJtKN, i5rugglit. Dana Sartaparilla Co., Belfast, Maine. M ASHTONSj 1 B I i H l. p. lOVEJOT, M Stowa, Vt Q it With the only complete where every part of the machine is made from A to Z, is it any wonder that Victor Bicycler, are acknowledged leaders? 1 here's no bicycle like a Victor, and no plant so grandly complete as the one devoted exclusively to the manufacture oi this kinqf ot wheels. OVERMAN VJf EHINCTON, BOSTON, Lng & Campbell, STOP, WILL YOU, And Well Offers tills Week, t lour is boommjj. bold the last; car resist buying t.SO Flour for $:t.75, or is me last sii so low prices. Jivery barrel warranted. All kinds of feed and sun, Kerosene on, lime, brick and cement at lowest market prices. TDlZr O-OOjDS- Henriettas at and ate, all colors. Danish cloth l rc, diagonal 33c goods only 2T)C, serges, henriettas, mohairs, lieford cords, whip c-rds, tallatas, good line black silks, lansdown and velveteens 12c, ginghams only 10c, border ging- liituis, pt-icaies, corueu lauaias, aoueu swiss mull, sateens pongees, JJecca muslins, seersucker and chambra3, lawns, challies, Ilyland zephyrettes, cot tons, shirtings, etc. Large line of ladies' cambric underwear, gauze vests, jerseys, ribbons, hose of all kinds etc. CAUI'ETIXGS While they last, straw lutiLLiiiB jou, uii-viotii io, i letup 1UC. CLOTHING. ut every description and lower than ever before; overcoats, etc. HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS Driving harnesses, work harnesses, pads, sweat pads, lly nets, blankets, lap robes, etc. GENT'S FURNISUINGS-IIats, caps, faun- ucieu anu uinaunueieu bums, jerseys, Best canned corn 10c, squash 10c and sins 10c, 3 pounds for 25c, granulated sugar 17 pounds for $1, two hundred and fifty new presents with baking powder, given away, 75 kinds plug tobaccos, uiie uuti, ai iu uigiirs. NOTICE THIS Druggists' best vanuia, lemon, strawberry, banana, uaiuaia jingri, en;,, uilB pi ice, OUiy Good goods, low prices and satisfaction to the trade is our motto ; not how mucn pront, Diit now little. L,ive and eagie scream every minute. Most truly yours, C. E. C. S. WILDER, Agent, Morrisville. MOJTPflJM CRACK Have .always borne the reputation of being THE BEST IN THE WORLD. WHY ? Because TUo qld firm of C. U. Cjjcihs uu yearo. BucAimETlie same worlciuon have baked thera in the factory for .10 years. Them aoain The beat of nil in, they are baked in ovens with Hoapxtone bottoniH.whiYh koeps theni inoiHt, criup and tender a ureut while lonirer than if baked in ovens with iron bottoms. As pood oraekors cannot be bilked MU.N i rr.I.II'.ll LIlAL KfclKS, and you get the driest there are made. C. H. CROSS & SON, Manufacturers, Montpelier, Vermont. The Standard Is a Practical Machine, Appreciatsd by Business Men. It is a handsomely furnished combination desk, money drawer, and cashier, with combina tion lock and reuistin-inu attachment. It records both cish and eredit sales. It records dis- uursemeiii-. n ucmi7.es money paiu in on account, it, enalilcs you to trace transactions iu dispute. It will keep ditlerent lines of uoods separate, it shows transactions of each clerk. It makes a careless man careful. It keeps an honest man honest and a thief will not tay Ulliu.il I, iu If ...Ml u.i.ra In n.ta. ..... t ....... . 4i..... 1 . ... . ,. ... . 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Its general political news, editorials and discussions are comprehensive, brilliant and exhaustive. Its "Agricultural" department has nosuperior in the country. Its "Market Iteports" are recognised authority in all parts of the land ASFECIAL CONTRACT enibles us to offer this splendid journal and the "News and Citizen" for one vear For only $1.75, Cash in Advance. "N. Y. Weekly Tribune," regular price per year $1.00 " News and Citizen." " " 1.50 Total, "ETo Fumisli Both Papors Subscriptions may Address all orders to the bicycle plant in the world. WHEEL DENVER, CO. SAN FRANCISCO. Agts, IVIorxisville,VFt see what in three week3. Impossible for people to live barrels at $3.(i5 per barrel. This car iancy cambrics ana satteens, lies, etc. everv other kind at low oriwn. best rai- bottled essences and extracts, 2."c goods. pine apple, wintergreen, peppermint, V)C l UDUie. sell the quantity is the way. Let the Haskell, Wolcott. Remember the fir k win NO. S. JiaS UCCll DrOllOllllCCdtllO A best by the most compe r TTT wee tent authority in the world. Try it before you buy and be sure to get the best. and C. II. Cijqss 4 Son have made them for on iron as on Houpstone. Be sure to rail lor Cash Register and Citizen State, and as much National news 8) INCOMPLETE WITHOUT IT. WEEKLY TRIBUNE - $2.50 oao year for only $1.75 begin at any time. NEWS AND CITIZEN. O0D3 AND ENDS. The New Anlo aqueduct at Rome wai 63 miles long. It is said that disinterestedness is not a mountain virtue. When talking, give each syllable its proper valuo or length. This is the centennial year of Protes tant missionary work in India. No one can breathe a greater height than seven miles from the earth. A chronic borrower is a person whom all sooner or later learn to avoid. People sometimes make the most noise in church when they are sound asleep. The root of the brier is the only wood which does not burn when exposed to fire. Remove grease from garments by sponging with one tablespoonful of salt to four of alcohol. Tho smallest baby at birth was born at Bucksport, Mo. When 23 hours old, it weighed but 20 ounces. The French chamber has recently ap propriated $."00,000 to be expended in planting the mountains with trees. During the complicated process of manufacturing stamps they are counted 11 times in order to guard against pil fering. The banana seeds only in one small spot on the earth the Andaman islands. Everywhere else it must be raised from suckles. Early rebukes and shames of a light quality have frequently prevented, at a later date, heavy agonies of chagrin and I remorse. At Plymouth a vessel weighing 200 tons was lifted clean on to tho broad sea wall at the breakwater by the force of the waves. The fourth verse of the twentieth chapter of Revelation contains more words than any other verse in the New Testament. Character In the Bell Ring. Doorbells are pretty good indicators of character. Probably you have not been conscious of it, but every time you pull a doorbell you register what mauner of man you are. Your ring will not tell everything about you, from tho color of your eyes to your taste in flowers, but to those who know the signs the doorbell is as good as a title page. Any one who has had occasion to an swer bell pulls knows how much differ ence there is in them, une person s method varies very little from time to time, though the difference between thut method and somebody else, while slight, will be sufficiently well marked. It is seldom that two rings are exactly alike. The housewife recognizes each the impatient man, who pulls the bell twice in quick succession and does not wait long before trying it again; the one of more phlegmatic temperament, whoso ring is slower and more substantial; tho hesitating woman, who draws the knob out in a succession of nervous jerks; the seedy individual with matches to sell, who stretches the wire carefully to its full length and then allows it tQ relax with a faint, apologetic tinkle, and tho jolly friend who knows ho is welcome and therefore grasps the knob with a hearty swing that is fairly eloquent with good naturo and sets the bell to shaking its sides with such peals of echoing laughter that it positively cannot stop at once, but subsides gradually with a merry, irrepressible little titter. A door bell has as many voices as visitors. Yankee Blade. The Ctanta and Noah's Flood. Among the many queer stories related in the old Jewish Talmud and copied into Baring-Gould's "Patriarchs and Prophets" and works of similar import I is que concerning the action taken' by the great race of giants at the time pf tho deluge. At the time of the flood tho giants were not all drowned. Their leader, Og, planted his foot upon the fountains of the deep, and with his humid he stopped the windows of heav en. Accortluig to .Kabul tlleior, when the flood broke upon the earth tho giant s exclaimed, "If all the waters of tho earth be gathered together, they will only reach to onr waists, and if the foun tains of the great deep be broken up we will stamp them down again." This they did as they had declared they would. Then God made the waters hot and boiled the flesh from their bones. The Targum of Palestine also says the waters of the flood were hot The Tal mud then goes on to relate the story of the escape of Og, declaring that ho went into the water along with the rhinoceros. clinging to the side of the ark. The same autnonties which give us an ac count of how Og saved himself tell us that all the waters of the deluge were hot except that wuicfi immediately sur rounded t'e hul pf the ark. Que rab binic authority savs that Oir Himlxil upon the top of the ark, and that when Noah discovered and attempted to dis lodge him he swore to bo a slave to the patriarch's family forever if ermitted to retain his seat. St. Louis Republic A Remarkable IleU All that appertains to food for invalids comes naturally under woman's prov ince; therefore it sounds very strange to folks who are experienced in the dietary of invalids to hear what Senator Stan ford's food had been restricted to for six weeks previous to his death. Uuless there were complications that rendered other foods impossible it would seem that the last thing to give a man with ueavy apoplectic tendencies would bo a diet of beef. Meat, and especially beef, increases the pressure of the blood on the arteries, which have already very thin walls in sufferers with such tenden cies. A diet of fruits or vegetables or skiinmilk suits most people under such conditions, when beef only makes mat ters worse. There may hare In-en cir cumstances rendering fruit improper or milk mdigcstiblo, but thero seems hard ly anything a man could take, that would make more danger to his circulatory sys tem then frcsu hashed meat. Philadel phia Ledger. Danger, of Moderate Drinking. Sir William Dull, the late honored physician to the queeu, gave this warn ing word: "Thero is a good deal of in jury done to health by the habitual who pi wines una aiconoi ill us various snapes, even m so called moderate quantities. People are injured by drink without be ing drunkards. There is a poiut short of drunkenness in which a man may in jure las constitution considerably by means of alcohol. "A man may drink day by day and al most kin lnmseir with aniik, ana even his near friends not know it. I hardly know any more potent causo of disease than alcohol. There is disetiso of the liver, which is of very common occur rence, and tlu'n from disease of tho liver Jvegot disordcrpd conditions of tho blood. and consequent upon that wo get dis eased kidneys, we get a diseased nervous system, we get gout, and we get a dis eased, heart." .lka Son. .Ike Father. My son," Biiid Jinkins to bis boy, "I understand that you go behind the Beetles at tho burlesque." No, father never 1" lied young Jin- Tin sorry," said Jiukins, with a siirh. 'l was going to ask you take me with yon net time." Trnth. Lnst fall I wnH taken with a kind of sumniercomplaint, accompanied wit h a wonderful dinrrlxeu. Soon nfter my wife a Ulster, who lives with us, was taken in the same way. We used almost everythinir without iK'iietit. Then I said, let us try t'linmlierlain's t olio, Uiolora and Diarrhti'a Hemedy, which we did, nnd that cured us rijrht away. 1 t hink much or it, as it did lor mo what it was recommended to tio. Jonn Jlertzler. i Jet he . Herks Co . Ptt. 25 find 50 cent bottles for sale by 11. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Holnifs & ixiwies, Jolinson: Dr. T. 1. llul- bell, oleott. 1 -rj COPYRIGHT ig9i luxml jujtt right Liver, Stomach, and Hrucls, by Dr. Pierce's Pleasant IVllcts. They do it in jut the right way, too by using Nature's own method. That's why they're lx ttcr than tho dreadful, oM fashioned pills, with their griping ami violence. But they're liettcr in every way. In size, for instance, ami dose. They're tho smallest and the eas iest to take; only one little Pellet is needed for ft gentlo laxative three for a cathartic They t-Icutiso and regulate the system thoroughly hut it's done easily and naturally. Sick Headache, J'.iliotn Headache, Constipation, Indigestion, ISilioti Attacks, and all derangements uf tho Liver, Stomach and J towels are prevented, relieved, nnd cured. They're the ciMjnt pill you can buy, for they're yuuranUed to give satisfaction, or your money is re turned. You pay only for valuo received. Something else, that pays tho dealer better, mav b offered an "just as good." Perhaps it is, for him, but it can't be, for you. Hol.n.j.!lull A Chpnry, Morrinville. Entirely Vegetable ANrj ASVRC CURE FOB MANDRAKE C0STIVENESS Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Diseases of tho Kldneys,Torpld Liver Rheumatism, Dizziness, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Jaundice, Erup tionsand Skin Diseases. mccaSo.ptrbotU. Bold by til DraguM. irUT, ttlTOII 1 lOltl, rw., ferlhirlaa. It. .AI'ANESK 131 CURE A Hew Ulxl Cotmilrte Trrntmrlit. roimlailna' oi SliplMwltc.iiea. Ointment n H.aul.-a, ao In mix. a nwiuve t'ure for rxU-rnal, luunial, llllllll or Hln-illMK Hi lling, Chronic, ki-vnil r Ot-rt-illtarv I'llf. Mild liuanv other di ,r a ., Mini ft-iimlK wrakni-i- ; It in aiwys cri'itl Ixm tit to lli (ii iif rsl hi-alth. Tim llr dliu-ovt-ry ol a nie.llcHl rur rendering mi oprrHtloii Willi Ilia knlle iiiiiief-eiiary hereafter. Thin Ketuedjr bun never been known to lull, tl oer bo. for ,1 : sent by iiihII. V Ii miftvr from II. Ih terrible di ea when written Kiutraiitee In positively plv en itli c lx,e, lore! nnd the lie In y If not rnred. Send hUiiiiu for free Kanii.le. tiimranlee lnued only by IUi.l & ( iisnky. Iki ohihtn, am Hol.S AbkMTS. MoKKINVILLIt, VT. lull (of Sttlnplea. MBW X.IF33, IK. K. WKST'S KIKVK AMI 11UAIM TKKATMKNT, a aWeino for lly.leri. Inral. ne, KkU, Neiiralftm, HeM.la. lie, Nrrvoua Troa trallon cuumI by aleohol or tobaero, Wakelul. neaa. Manual IVnreaaloa, Hofe-nina of Itrain. cauaiiiK insanity, miaery, ileoay, death, I'renia hnra Old Are. Ilarreniieaa. Ia of l',m in rimer arx, iinnoienr nov. I.euoorrolura, and all a, llivtiliinurv Uwn, Soer. reieaie. nraaneam' niatorrlMva, raUMMl by urer-r lerlloa of brain, Mi alMiae, over Indulirenee. A month'a tree.t- inent. l,for, ,, mnlU w urHnMH) bottle to euro. Kneb onler r.,r a . iih will aend wriltea luuinh to r.,li,...i u nut cured. I tr Oliarameea iatn-it m,l l.v Il-il a.n...a Hi UKKixta and Hola Agenta. klilrli.vlle. Vt. $500 REWARD ! i iWt T !" p".v ,"'.e V,"v,, r, '"-'' r any raae . I-lver 1 oiiinlalnt. Ih.Ih, hlek llealaelie. Indiiieatlon. t'oimlliiatioii or wn.. - ' t'Miniot en re wlih VY .-' tvi,i.i,u i. - when thedlreetion. are atrielly rotni.led with" They are purely Vegetable. .j llrV,.r give aallxlaelion. Snitar t Wed I -r- i, ... M, roilUtillillK 31) l'lll. 24 Cent. Ilewa.ro ..I Jill KenniiiM iiiim,iu,,i,...i by Thk John Wt ('..air ant 1.1.: Ilu hole by all lrtiKltlat.. 1 " O. L. WOODS Hua jiiat reeeiveil tila urw Spring Cloths I Husinesu Suits, 17 to $2o. A nice lino oi UressC lot lis from .-, t f.'lo. Spring Overcoats, f 1(1 to fr. Punt fr, to s. All Work and Fits Guaranteed. (all in nnd see for yourself. x-m i f Dr. ACNEW'SW Rheumatic Pills 1 I WILL CURE ALL I RHEUMATIC TROUBLES. M Atl DRUGGISTS, O. X.. WOODS, MorrlivUle.