The Wills Point Chronicle. (Wills Point, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1888 Page: 4 of 4
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PUBLISHED KVKKY THURSDAY.
R. K. Ynntla, Editor and Proprietor.
THURSDAY, MAY, 10, 1S8S.
LOSS AKD GAIN.
DIVINE 6ERVICE8 AT THE BROOK-
f LYN TABERNACLE.
1«t. Dr. TsIiqak* Bxponndi • Familiar
| Vast with Characteristic Clearness und
I Originality-—A False and Malicious Ho-
J port Concern lug the Doctor Denounced.
; Brooklyn, May 0.—The Rev T. De
Witt Tolmage, D. D., told tho congrega-
tion at the tabemaclo today tliat a ma-
licious falsehood hod gone through tho
country, saying that at a recent mooting
of the office™ of the Thirteenth regiment
at his bouso he hod set before them four
kinds/ of wine. He said: “I will pay
$1,000 to any charitable institution if it
can be proved tliat one drop of wine or
any other intoxicating liquor was offered
In my house that evening. Tho twenty-
five gentlemen present may be called
upon for testimony. Any three respect
able olergymen or lawyer* or detectives
inay bo selected; they also to decido
what charity shall have tho money. 1
ask the newspapers nil over tlie iaiid,
which have been misled by tho false-
hood, to correct it.”
The opening hytnn of tho service be-
Salvation' O, the toyful sound.
'Tta pleasure to our -sirs.
. Dr. Talmago announced as the subject
of the sermon, "Loss,and Gain,” and his
text was "What shall it profit a man, if
he shall gain tho whole world f and lose
his own eoulY"—Mark viii, 30.
I am accustomed, Sabbath by Sabbath,
to stand before an audience of bargain
makers. There may be men in all occu-
pations sitting before me, yet tho vast
majority of them, I am very well aware,
are engaged from Monday morning to
Saturday night in the store. In many of
the families of ray congregation, across
the breakfast table and the tea table, aro
discussed questions of loss and gain.
You are every day asking yourself:
'‘What is the value of this! Wlmt is tho
value of that?" You would not think of
giving something • of greater value for
that which is of lesser value. You would
not think of selling that which cost
you $10 for $3. If you had a prop-
erty that was worth $15,00p you would*
not sell it for $4,000. You are intelligent
In all matters of bargain making. Are
you as wise In tho things that pertain to
the matters of the soul? Christ adapted
bis instructions to the circumstances of
those to whom he spoke. (When ho
talked to fishermen, he spoke of the J Gos-
pel net .When ho talked to the fanjners,
be said: “A sower went forth to sbw."
When he talked to the shepherds, lie told
And am I
the parable of the lost sheep,
not right when speaking (Ills morning to
an audience made up of bargain makers
that I address them in the words of my
text, asking: "What shall it profit a
man, If he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul?"
I propose, as far as possible, to esti-
mate and oompare the value of two prop-
First, I have to say that the world is a
grand property. The flowers aro
i’s thoughts in bloom. Its rocks are
God’s thoughts in stone. Its dewdrops
are God’s thoughts in pearl. Tills world
it God's child—a wayward child indeed;
It has wandered off through the heavens
But about 1,888 years ago. one Christmas
pight, God sent out a sister world to coll
that wanderer back, and it hung over
Bethlehem only long enough to get the
promise of the wanderer’s return, and
cow that lost world, with soft foet of
light, aomee treading back through the
heavens. The hills, how; beautiful they
billow up, the edge of the wave
white with the foam of crocuses:
How beautiful the rainbow, the
arched bridge 9n which heaven
and earth oome and talk to each other in
tears, after the storm is overt How
nimble the feet of the lamp lighters that
In a few minutes set all dome of the
night ablaze with brackets of (Ire I How
bright the oar of tho saffron cloud that
row* across tlie deep sea of heaven!
How beautiful tho spring, with bridal
blossoms in her hair I I wonder who it
Is that beats time on a Juno morning for
the bird orchestra. How gently the
harebell tolls its fragrance, on tlie air!
There may be grander worlds, swarthier
worlds, larger worlds than this; but I
think that this is a most exquisite world
—a mignonette on the boeorn of im-
mensity I “Oh,” you say, "take my
soul! give me that world 1 I am willing
to take it in exchange. I am ready now
for the bargain. It is so beautiful a
world, so sweet a world, so grand a
But tot us look marc minutely Into the
value of this world. You will not buy
property unless you can get a good Hite
to it. After you have looked at tho
property and found out tliat it suits you,
you send an attorney to tho public office,
and he examines tho book of deeds, and
the book of mortgages, und’ the book of
judgments, and thebook of liens, mid he
decides whether tlie title is good before
you will liavo anything to do with it.
There might be a splendid property, and
in every way exactly suited to your wnnt;
but if you cannot get n good title you
", I mn
will not take it.
i mn hero this
morning to say tliat it is impossible to get I
a good title to this world. If I settle
down upon it, in tho very year 1 so
settle down upon it as a perma-
nent possession 4 may La driven
sway from it. Ay, in five minutes I
after I give up my soul for the world 1
may have to part with tlia world; tied
what kind of a title do you call tliat?
There Is only one way in’ which I can
hold an earthly possession, and that is
through the Bouses. All beautiful sights
through tho eye, butTTho eye may bo
blotted out; all captivating sounds
through the ear, but my ear may bo
deafened; all lusciousness of fruits and.
viands through my taste, hut my taste
may be destroyed; all appreciation of
culture and of art through nty mind, but
1 may lose my mind. What A frail
hold, then, I have upon any earthly pos-
in courts of law. If you want to got a
man off a property, you must servo upon
him a writ of ejectment, giving him a
certain time to vacate tho preraises; but
wlien Death conies to us mid serves a
writ of ejectment, lie does not giva us
one edootui of forewarning. He says:
"Off of tills place! Yqu liavo no right
any longer in tho posacseion. ” Wo
might cry out: "I gave you $100,000
for tliat property;’’ the plea *ould bo of
no avail. We might say* "We have *
warantee deed for that property;" the
plea would be of no avail. We might
•ay: “Wo liave a lien on tliat store
house;" that would do us no good.
Death is blind, and he catinot sen a seal,
and cannot read an Indenture. 80 that,
first and last, I wnnt to tell you that
when you propose that I give up my soul
for the world, you oannot give me tho
first item of title. .
Having examined tho titlo of a prop-
erty, your next question is about in-
surance. You would not be silly enough
to buy a largo ware house that could not
possibly be insured. You would hot liavo
anything to do with such a property.
Now, I ask you what assurance can you
1 me that this world is not going to
1 up? Absolutely none. Geolo-
1 us that it to already on fire 1 tliat
Ihs world Is ana mat
living coal; that it Is just like a
ship on fire at sen, tho flames
not butoting out bocauso the hatches
are kept down. And yet you propone to
palm off on me, iu return for my soul,
a world for which, in tho first place, you
gtve no title, and iu tho second place, for
which you can givo no Insurnnoo. “Oh, "
you say, “the water of tho oceans will
wash over nil tho land mul Jiut out tho
fire." Oh no. There aro mllmnmable
elements in tho water, hydrogen mul
oxygen. Call off tho hydrogen, and
then t ho Atlantic and tho Lucille oceans
would blaze like lumps of shavings. You
aunt uio to lake this world, for which
you can give no possible insurance.
Astrouicrs liavo swept their telescopes
through the sky, and have found Out
tliat there have been thirteen worlds, in
the last two centuries, that have disap-
peared. At first they looked just like
other worlds. Then they got deeply Ted;
then they were on fire. Then they got
ashen, showing they were burned down.
Then they disappeared, allowing that even
tho ashes wsro scattered. And if the
geologist be right in lira proptu'oy, then
our world is to go in tho same way. And
yet you want me to exchange my soul
for it. All, 110; ii is a world that is
burning now, Suppose you brought an
Insurance agent to knit at your properly
for the puip ise of giving yen a policy
tqidn it, and while be btood in front 'Of
tho house ho should say "That l">:n;o is
nn fire now iu the basement," >< 1: could
not gel any insure lice upon it. Yet you
hill; about this world 11a thou 1 il were 11
fe-lie investment, a - though you could pi 1
some insurance upon it, when down in
the basement ii is 0:1 tire.
I remark, also, that Ihi t world is 11
property, with which everybody who.Ins
taken it us a pocsc.sion liu3 bad trouble.
Now I know a lergo reach of land that
is not built Oil. I ask ivliat is tin mat-
ter, and they reply that everybody v hn
lias bad any thing to do wit h tint pr port;,
got into trouble about it. It is ju t
with this world; everybody (lull be.
anything to do with it, as a po,•session,;
lias been ill perplexity How Wu.i ii
with 1 .(mi Byron? Did lie not sell bis
immortal sou) for the purpose of getting
tiie world? Was lie satisfied with tlie
possession? Alasl nlaol the poem graph-
ically describes his case when it says:
Drank very cup of Joy.
Hoard every trump ot fame;
Drank early, deeply I rat Up.
Drank draughts which common minium utir;iil
, have quenched,
Thcu died of thirst because there war no more to
Qh, yes. he had trouble with it; nudao
did Napoleon. After conquering rations
by the force of the sword, lie lies down
to die, his entire possession the military
boots that lie insisted <*n having upon Ids
feot while he was dying . So it has been
with men wlio t had better ambition.
Thackeray, one of the mast genial and
lovable souls, after ho had woti the ap-
plause of all intelligent lands through Jus
wonderful genius, sirs -down in. a iv. to'j
rant in Paris, looks fo.Jjio Other 1 l.d of
tho room, iffUnWPi'9 \VEc5y jbat for-
lorn mid wri . i d face is; rising up after
a while, ho fu hat it is Thadcray in
tho mirror, t o, yes, this World is n
cheat. Talk aliant a mall gaining the
worldl Who ever owned a hemispher.* ?
Who over grimed t\ continent? Who
ever owned Asia? Who cur gained a
city? Who oWr owned Brooklyn? Talk
about gaining the world! No man ever
gained it, or the hundred-thousandth part
of it. You are demanding that I sell my
soul, not for tho iforld, but for, a frag-
ment of it. Here is a man who has had
a large ostato for forty or fifty years. He
lies down to die. You say: "That man
is worth millions and millions of dollars."
Is he? You call up a surveyor, with liia
compass and chains, raid you say: “There
is a property extending tinge miles in one
direction, and threo miles in another
direction.” Is that the way to measure
that man’s property? No! You do not
want ,any surveyor, with his com-
pass and chain... Tliat - is not tlie
way you want to measure tha,t man's
property now. It is an undertaker that
you need, who wiil Como and put his
finger in his west pocket and take out a
tape line, and I10 will measure five feet
nine inches ouo way’mid two feet and n
half the other "way. Tliat is the man's
property. Oh, no, I forgot; not sd much
as tliat, for he does not own even the
and the heirs: Oh, what a property you
propose to give lire for my soul ! if you
sell a bill of goods, you go into tin?
counting room and say to your partner:
‘‘Do you think that man is good for this
bill? Can he give proper security? Will
ho meet this payment?"
Now, when you are offered this world
os a possession, I want you to test the
matter. I do. not want you to go into
this bargain blindly. I want you to ask
about the title, about the insurance,
about whether men have ever had any
trouble with it, about whether you can
keep it. about whether you cun get all,
or tlie 10,000lh, or 100,000th part of it.
There is tlie world now. I shall say
Iro more about it. Make up your mind
for yourself, ns I shall, before God, liavo
to make up my mind for myself, about
the valuo of tills world. IJjoannot afford
to make a mistake for my soul, nnd yon
f-innnt ntTm-.\ to in-d.-n 11 mi-l.ii., fury OUT
Now, let us look at the other property
—tho soul. We cannot make a bargain
without seeing tho comparative value.
Tho soul! flow shall I estimate tho value
of it? Well, by ils cxquDito organiza-
tion. It Is the mol t wonderful piece of
mechanism ovi 1 put togethA, Ma-
chinery is of value in i ron.rtion ns it is
mighty and silent nt the same time. You
look nt the engine and the machinery in
tlie Philadelphia mint, and, as you srqit
performing its wonderful work, you will
be surprised to find how silently it goes.
Machinery that roars and tears soon
destroys Itself, but silent'.machinery
is often most effective. Now, so it is
w?f!t 'ffin- Tout "Pt rTp'u.' iftrts nt? t;TT-- '
mendous hum 1 ties—it moves ill silence,
lodgment, without any racket, lifting
its scales; memory, without any noise,
bringing down ail its treasures; coueciWice
taking its judgment seat without any ex-
citement; the understanding and tho will
all doing their work. Velocity, majesty,
might; but silence—silence. You listen
at the door of your heart. Yotl can hear
no sound. Tlie soul is all quiet. It is so
delicate nn instrument that no liutnan
hand can touch, it. You break a houc,
and With • splinters and bandages the
surgeon sets it; the cyo Ijocomce inflamed,
tho apothecary's Wash cools it; but a soul
off tho track, unbalanced, no Imuran
power can readjust it. With one sweep
of its wing-it circles* tho universe and
overvaults the tlgr.iiu of God. Why, iu
the hour of death,the soul is so mighty,
it throws aside the body ns though it
' were a toy. It drives back medical skill
as Impotent. It htonks through tho
circle of loved ones who stand around the
dying couch. With ono leap, it'springs
beyond star and moon raid sun, -and
chasms of immensity. Oh, it is n soul
superior to nil material things! No fire
can consume it; no floods can dr&wn it; no
rocks can crush it; no walk era Im-,
oedo It; no ti.m* can exhaust it. It wants
no bridge on which to crosa a chasm. It
wonts no plunimot w ith which to sound n
depth. A soul so mighty, so swift, so
silent, must ho a priceless soul.
I calculate tho value of the soul, also,
by its capacity for happiness. How mooli
joy it cun get in this'world out of friend-
ships, out of books, out of clouds, out
of the sea, oflt of (lowers, out of
ton thousand things; and ret nil the joy
it lias hero don not test its capacity.
You aro in a concert Iiefaro the curtain
Uvo?iU.Wradr.nu“pve;°S1i <*** hc'P/°u thta »J«W
ist^rJs^s'S XM& xasxvz&iSvs:
to save it.
profit a man, if ba shall
gain *he wbcia world, and lose his urn
.1 Railroad in B irtnaii.
Tlie English are incessant lr -.heir wi-
den vors to open a tnds route from India
to China. One of tho preliminary steps
is only tho
entrance, the beginning of that whioh
shall he tlie orchestral harmonies and
sploudors of tho redeemed.
You cannot test the full power of tho
soul for happiness hi this world. How
much power the soul lias hero to find en-
joyment in friend ships I but, oh, tho
grander frieiulahipe for tho soul in tho
skies! How sweet the flowers here I but
how much sweeter they will be therol I
do not think that when flowers die on
earth they dio forever. I think that the
fragrance of tlio flowers is the spirit
being wafted away into glory. God says
there ure palm trees in heaven and fruits
iu heaven. If so, why not tho spirits of
to*.! In .1. .nnn, I
'i Ti! .1 .1 w to comm this object is tlie establishment
r.k.rI,,,",?™* i: * • »*«■«■> ***» °* *•
pmhmaputm co -lie upper part of the
Ira wadi, by which means they expect to
strengthen .heir position in Burnish. The
region to be traversed is extremely
mountainous, and the road will have x>
cross the Patkoi mountains Recently
an expedition has been sent out to ascer-
aiuamntli bloom t On the amethystino
wall* of heaven, will not the jasmine
climb? “My beloved is come down In
bis garden to gather lilies.” No flowers
in heaven? Whore, flien, do they get
their garlands 'fee-- the brows of the
Christ is glorious to our souls now, hut ^
how much grander our appreciation sftcr j
a while' A rtbnrpieror comes bade liter
the batila. Ho has been lighting for us
lie come* upon the platform Ho has
cr.e urn in a sling. anJ the ocner am.
holds a crutch As he moun1* die MaiV
f«>nn, oh, the enthusiasm of the ukL
caeol They say: * riia’j mn fought foi
us. and imperiled his iti fu ns ” and
how wild the huzza chat folio vs I mini
When tho l,i rd J \sn Christ thall it .ox:
ftp.ud out before the rr* iltitiul js of he "e
deemed of heaven ind wn moot him u*i*
to tnee, and feel ha: he wu» .coll ided ui
the head, and wounded ir the i;t..d*. ird
wounded in tho f.vt uid wounded it* the
i-ido. for UH, methinkj v? w 11 l* ivcr*
whciriicd. Wo will sit some time gazing
in Nilonce, until some leader uultlst he
white rolled choir si.all lift the baton if
light, and give the signal that »t is time
to wake tho song cf jubilee; \nd all
heaven will then break forll: into: “H.>
wuinot Ilosanna! Hosanna! * Worthy is
the Lamh that is plain ”
1 calculate further the value of the
soul by tho price that bn* been paid for
if In Ss? l),ifiii’alrtit'i» i lu.iTi iu n ili;i
were in charge. They found tliat the
Patkoi range which was formerly con-
sidered an insurmountable barrier for the
trade between Assam ami Burmah. can
bo crossed on a numlicr of |>asses not ex-
ceeding 3.300 feet in height. They suc-
ceeded in crossing it on ono of these
passes with five elephants, and statu tliul
a road can lie built without great ditfi
Thus the recent reports of Cnl
qlioun and Woodthorpe are confirmed
At the present time the trade between
China and Burmah is carried on by earn
vuiis consisting of from 300 to 2.000 ani-
mals, which cross tlie range during tlie
dry season, l. e., between the mouths of
November ami May. They cross tl;e ter-
ritory of the Kuchins, who exact heavy
|uivments from them; nevertheless the
caravans are subject tc frequent attacks,
and must bo 'proteutuU by an escort of
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effective remedies for diseases of the
kidney*. It ean be relied ou to gl?e
quick relief and speedy cure.
Hudredaol UmUwubUI* have been receive*
VHe* tl.ee. tel* Sr Drmue
WELLS, RICHARDSON * CO.. Prop's
place in which lie lies in the c
Tlio deed to that belongs to the i
viol. "Thcro l» no nnwlo in that.” you
say. It i9 only getting ready for the
music. And all the enjoyment of the
ml ia tfefc wwM. Jte MJosmttt w»
it, Iu St. Petersburg there is a diamond
that the government paid $200,000 for
“Well,” you hay, “it must have been
very* valuable, or tho government would
not have paid $260,000 for it. “ I want
to see what my soul b worth, and what
your soul is \yorth, by seeing what has
been paid for it. For that immortal soul,
the richest blood that was ever shed, the
deepest groan that was ever uttered, all
tho griefs of earth com pressed into one
tear, ull the Kuifering* of earth gathered
into one rapier of pain and struck through
hi* holy heart. Doc* it not imply tre-
1 arguo also tho value of tho soul
from the homo that haa been fitted up
for it in tho • future. One would have
thought a street of adamant would have
done. No; it is a street of gold. One
would liavo thought that n wall of gran-
ite Would bnxb/lane. No; it is the flame
of sardonyx mingling with the green of
emerald. One woti Id have thought that
an occasional doxolo^y would have done, *
No; it is a perpetual song. If tho ages
of heaven marched in a straight lino,
somo day tlio lost regiment, perhaps,
might pass out of sight; but no, the ages
of heaven do not march in a straight
line, but in a circle around about the
throne of God; forever, forever, tramp,
trainp 1 A soul so bought, so equipped,
so jn’ovidod for, must bo a priceless soul,
a-majestic soul, a tremendous soul.
Now, you have seen the two properties
—tho world, tho soul. O110 perishable,
tlio other immortal. One unsatisfying,
tlie other capablo of ever increasing
felicity. Will you trade? Will you
trade oven? Remember, it is the only
investmeut you ofL?\ make. If a man
i bill of goods worth $3,000, and ho
is cheated out of it,„.he may get $5,000
some whore else; but a man who invests
his soul invests alL Losing that, he
loses nil. Savin# that, ho saves all. In
the light of my text, it scorns to 11V0 its If
you wero this morning offering your soul
to tho highest bidder; and I hear you
mv “Whut is bill for it, uiv deathless
spiiit? What is bid for it?*' Satan says;
“I’ll bid tho world.” You say; “Be-
gone 1 that is no equivalent. Sell my
soul for tho world? Nol Begone!” But
there is some ono else in the-audicnce
not so wise ns that. Lie say*; “What
Is bid for my immortal soul?” Satan
says: “I’ll bid the world.” “Tlie world?
Going at that, going at that, going!
Gone!*1 Gone forever!
What Is tho thluR of greatest price,
The whnluCroatian round!
That which was lent in 1‘nraJLso,
Thai which IN Christ i* found.
Then let us gather round the cross.
That knowledge to obtain;
Not by the tool's eternal loss.
But everlasting K»in. *
Well, there are a great many people In
tho houae who say: “l will not sell my
soul for tho world. I find tho world
is nn unsatisfying portion.** What,
then, will you do with your soul? Some
ono whispers hero: “I will givo my soul
to Christ,” Will you? That is tlie
wisest resolution you ever made. Will
you give it to Christ? When? To-mor-
ww? rfur ‘Trrnv. 1 eongmtulntcr
you have couie to such a decision. Oh,
if this morning tho eternal Spirit of God
would come down upon this audience
and show you the vanity of this world,
and the immense iraj>ortanco of Christ’s
religion, and tho infinite valiioof your own
immortal souls, what a houso this would
1k‘! wlmt an hour this would be! what a
moment this would hot Do you know
that Christ has bought your soul? Do
you know that ho has paid an infinite
price for it? Do you know that ho is
worthy of it? Will you givo it to him
I was reading of a sailor who had just
got ashore, and was telling about liis last
q.xfp^rier*.nt *^**1 fi* • r*Tlm lfl*| -
time 1 crosawi tlio oconn wo Irad a ter-
rific time. After wo hail been out three
or four days tbo machinery got disar-
ranged and the steam began to<«cnpc,
and tho captain, gathering tlio people
and tho crew on deck, said: ‘Unless Rome
ono shall go down and shut off tliat
steam, mid arrange that machinery at
tlio peril of his life, we must nil ho de-
stroyed. ' Ilo was not willing to go down
himself. No one seemed willing to go.
Tho passengers gathered nt ono end pf
tho steamer Waiting for their fate. Tho
captain said: ‘I giro you a last want-
ing. If there is no ono hero willing to
imperil his iifo and go down and fix
that machinery, we must all bo lost' A
plain sailor said: ‘I’ll .go, sir;’ and ho
wrapped himself in a coarse piece of can-
vas and went down, and was gono but a
few moments when tlio escaping steam
stopped, and tho machinery was Cor-
rected. Tho captain cried out to the
passengers: 'Ail saved I Let us go dqyvn
below and see what ’ liaa become of tlio
poor fellow.’ They .went down. There
lie lav dead.” Vicarious suffering! Died
for ail! Oh, do you suppeso that those
people on tho ship ever forgot, over can
forget that jio©r fellow? "Noi" they
say; "it was through his sacrifice that I
got ashore." The time ci-ine when our
whole race must dio unless some ono
should endure torture and sorrow and
slraino. Who shall oomo to the rescue?
Shall it be one of the seraphim? Not one.
Shall it be one of tlio cherubim? Not
ono. Shall it be an inliobitant
Of eome pure and unfalien world?
Not one- Then Christ said: "Lot
I come to do thy wtlL Q Ood;" and he
went down through the dark stairs of our
tin. and wretched own, and misery, and
woe, and lie stopped tlie peril, and lie
.died, that you and I might be flee. Oil,
‘the love! oh. the endurance! oh, the hor-
rors Of the sacrifice Shall not our souls
this morning go out toward him, saying'
' Lord Jesus Christ, take iny souL Thoo
art worthy to hare Ik Then hast died
A Crab Cntchln; Aji*.
“That’* a lone Ashomian,” said u bird
do.'ilot a* lie pointed tc a Java npo. “It
is tlie best crab catcher known.’
“Ilow doc* ho manage lo get the
“Catcher him with bis tail. lie is the
only kind cf ape that ha* a long tail.
When it mm* a crab tlio ajte backs up to
the hole where the crab has disappeared,
thrusts his tail into it and await* ovent*.
Hie c rab, feeling Romewhat angry at the
intrusion, nahe tho tail, the npo leap*
forward, and before tho crab can 6ay
‘Jack Robinson* it find* itself on dry
land with 8,000 miles of terra (Irma
under tho ape, who soon chew* up tho
crab and then tackles the next hole on it*
list,”—New York Telegram.
Centaur Liniment Is the most wonderful Pain-Cnrer
the world has ever known.
Cs® of th« Trawl.
The incessant use of the trawl Iras de-
pleted the fisheries on the cast coast of
England to such nn extent that the fish-
ermen aro in distress, and tlio govern-
ment is urged to place restrictions ou this
mode of fishing.— Chicago Herald.
Frederick Freer has an old gauze fan
that he says is his mascot. Whenever
lie paints a woman holding the gauze fan
so that you can look through it, liis pic-
Immediately after Emperor Frederick
loft San Remo the sultan sent him a col-
lar, consisting of nine hazel nuts, with
inscriptions from the Koran, over which
tho dervishes and sheiks of tlio palace
had prayed, and which, as the sultan as-
sured tlie crown prince, would cure him
as if by magic.
Probably tlio oldest employe of the
government in term of service is Lindsey
Muse, an ancient colored man who lias
stood guard at the door of the secretaries
of tlio navy since 1838. He is 80 years
old, and growing so feeble that ho will
probably be forced to relinquish his poet
Professor Elisha Gray, the inventor of
the speaking telephone and the telauto-
graph, is six feet tall, straight, with a
rather long face. Expression thought-
ful, simple manners, lips which often
part in smile and are seemingly incapable
of giving utterance to luvsli-words, hair
and beard plentiful and now tinged with
gray, blue eyes and a complexion warm
mid ruddy with health.
Gen. Crook, the famous Indian fighter,
stands six feet in his stockings, and is os
straight as an arrow. He has been thirty-
six years in the service, and knows his
business thoroughly. When on tlie war
path Gen. Crook wears an old canVas
suit said to bo worth $1.23. Ho rides at
tlie head of ids column on a mule, with
a rifle across his arm. He is a devoted
hunter and fisherman, and it is said tliat
he would go 1,000 miles td shoot a bear.
The czarowitcli’s engagement to
Princess Militza, of Montenegro, is, it is
stated, in accordance with a resolution
of tlio czar tliat in future the heir to the
throne shall marry a princess born in the
Russian orthodox faith. Hitherto they
have married Lutherans or Calvinists,
who have been rebaptized. In future the
empresses must be taken from the prin-
cesses of Russia, Servia, Roumania,
Montenegro or Greece.
Barnce Greeley, a brother of the
founder of The Tribune, is a farmer in
Pennsylvania. Ho is an oocentric man,
and while ho advocates the doctrines of
tlio Prohibitionists, he thinks that too
much water is a dangerous thing. He
attributes his excellent physical condition
the nge of 76 to the small amount of
water ho uses, both as a beverage and
for cleansing purposes. Chickens and
pigs aro liis favorite live stock, and they
roam at will over his house. Mr. Greeley
says that his brother Horace gave him a
position on Tlie Tribune in its early days,
but ho did not like it, and after a short
trial returned to his pigs and chickens.
Tlio coining emperor is of a sullen
mold. Tlie young crown prince stalked
out of tho big Fricderich street station
tlio other night and faced a multitude of
men who were waiting for a chance to
cheer tho soldier idol Who is to succeed
tlio present invalid. Prince William
seemed then . not pretty, bnt tall, surly,
magnifteent and intent. "Soldiers are
made to tight," he says. Bismarck's plea
Iras been tliat in this empire soldiers wore
mado to preservo the peace by convincing
tho enemies of Ocrraany tliat it would
not bo wise to mnk i war. At an early
day tlio young crown prince will ascend
tho throne, and then - tho world will see
what the 2.000,000 soldiers of Germany
wero created for. They worship this
moody, resentful prince, these 2.000,000
fighters Ho, la not yet 30: no hates the
English- bo detests tlie Russians; his
power will bo absolute and unnampered
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, LAND AG PS
WILLS POINT, TEXAS
Below we givo i» partial list of tlio
land* which we offer for §n!e, on term*
«ml In quantities to suit purchaser*. We
have a complete abstract of titlo to all
land* in Van Zumft county and can fur-
nish abstract of title if desired. Our
Mr Greer is a practical surveyor and
give* especial attention to tho land bus-
iness in all its blanches.
Land placed in our hands for sale will
bo advertised without cost to owner.
Direction from Canton—1100 acres L
Smith League, 5 miles west, 800 acres
Margnrct Neal survey 7 southwest, 728
acres T J Church survey 0 south, 825
acres Jag Boslyn survey 5 northeast. 759
acres Phillip Mason s4irvey 12 eaat, 400
acres W 11 Powell sorter 7 southeast,
2100 acres E Carew survey 5 northeast,
1280 acres IIugh MdLoud survey 8 south
east, 535 acres Levi Zanders survey 5
northeast, 1170 Doll Toro survey 3 1-2
southeast, 482 W B Ochiltree survey 10
southeast, 916 ocres David Powers sur
vcy 2 northeast.
Direction from Wills Point—1280
acres Wm Ilnrt survey 8 miles east, .‘IOC
acres James Hamilton survey, 150 acres
Allen survey 8 north, 302 acres U Bru-
ton survey 7 northwest, 177 acres J P
Brown survey 14 southwest, 263 Levi
Prewitt survey 14 northwest, 115 acres
B Llnch survey 5 northeast, 39 acres J
Schmitz survey 14 southeast, 108 acres
R W Berry survey 9 southwest.
I)i ectlon from Owlet Green—320
acres Thomas Hays survey 2 miles cast,
52 acres N T Dickerson survey, 247
acres A Y Barbo survey, 30 acres L
Smith Labor survey, 120 acres Wm,
Bradshaw survey, 223 acres F K Hen-
derson survey, 320 acres P S Benton
survey, 210 acres B Flowers survey, 575
acres J no Right survey, 1G0 acres Jas
Smith survey. 177 acres M Pi ado survey
Cl acre* J Schmitz survey, 32 acres J
M Martinez survey.
IMPROVED FARMS AND RANCIIE3.
2100 acres 5 miles from Wills Point,
fine property, 400 acres in cultivation, 2
good dwelling houses, 0 tenant houses, 2
d barnos, abundance of water for all
purposes, 200 acres timber, balance
prairie, 14 miles of fencing on the premi-
ses, as a farm ami stock ranch cannot
be excelled anywhere. $21,000, one
third cash balance in two equal pay-
120 acres 1 1*2 miles north of Edge-
wood 43 acres timber balance prairie, 57
acres in cultivation, good residence and
necessary outhouses, good cistern, two
tanks, 2 acres in orchard. Great bar-
gain nt $1290, one half cash balance In 1
275 arret T —WW northeast of WW*
Point on Emory road, 75 acres in cult I _
vat ion, 130 acres under fence, go«»» ;
dwelling, >rcliurds cUlSrp^ tanks, etc '
$2002-00. $1000 cash balance in 1 vem |
50 acres on tho T I* Railway west ol |
Grand Saline, 20 acres in cultivation.
Log house 2 rooms and •.,alleryJ weP of
good water, lot®, crib®, ttc, $3.*0, $250
cash balance 1 year.
434 acres part timber and part prafi
rie 1 mile from Cedar Grove in Kau
man county, 00 acres in cultivation 110
under fence, 2 good dwelling houses,
plenty of good water. Cheap at $5250.
50 acres 6 miles from Will* Point 40
acres iu cultivation, small dwelling
house, well of good water. $000, half
ca9h balance in 1 and 2 years.
200 acres on Nechcs river 15 mil**
east of Canton, 50 acres in cultivation.
Som'e line bottom land suitable for rib-
bon cane cnl lure. About one-fourth'ol
tract is bottom land. $700, one-third
Cash balance 1 und 2 years. Will ex-
change the above for land In Hunt or
182 acres prairie pasture good wire
fence, Bois D’arc |>ost. $2730, one-
third cash balance 1 and 2 years.
40 acres three-quarter* mile from Wills
Point, well improved 20 acres in cultiva-
tion, balance ill pasture, tine pool well
stocked with fish. Excellent dwelling
and nil improvement* necessary lor a
perfect little home. $2«MH) one half cash
balance in I and 2 vein a.
*200 acres pruirio pasture inclosed w*ith
good wire fence, 2 miles from
In addition to the above we have a
number of other small furiiivaiMl several
thousand acres of uniinpynrcd lands in
different part* of Van ZiMidt, Kaufman
and Rains counties. Alto town proper-
ty iu Wills Point, Caiitou and Mineola,
all of which will at different times ap-
pear in this column. Parlies dcsiiing to
exchange timber for prairie or prairie
for timber lauds, would do well to con-
Correspondence with non resilient land
owtiers especially solicited.
989 acres, S.un Houston, 3 miles north
west from Silver Lake.
KKAItnV. McOlKSXKYit G ItKKR.
.NORTH OF RAILROAD.
• ••••••••••ft •
E N N ESB1TT
• •••••••••• *
frjT'FIno Wines,« Whiskw**, and cigar*
always tm band. Call and see him
Caricatures >f King 'William.
1 remarked a various Ideal ■»»•>( ition of
the king it Prussia in my *"iy from
Paris, rtiere I saw portraits proving
•ad change from my bland uid bl raJe >1J
gentleman it 1S67 HU *p had beooms
ferocious, his n-tao corvine, his mujuene
porcupinlsh us whole repression that >f
sndRre Ills mstonrary r.li'ude rutblt
of a nounted brtg ind hiking from French
peasants their subatancs In \laao*
king ha a Inst toms it his ferocity but
acquired •» McphistophelUn \tr In dw'ti-
?rlanJ i ?rniale Aitliusiast of tie 'Ll
ternntionnl League of Peace ind Liberty '
port raved Pruotan ring and Frencn rai
peror u two dots to wh mi Human «crt
flees are offered, (lie Frenchman -as
serpent god. William « Dirk Fx-eat
Crossing the Rhino, I found '.he king
shrunken in dimensions, and quite vi-
man. yet not altogether .orely As far
northward as Baden, resantment against
France was ml ms I with i footing to vtrd
the Prussinus resembling .Imt of path Hie
Mar) laud town el dir “Yankae*" luring
our war. At ibistndt Uie king hail be-
come a grant soldier, at Cartsru.hs a
saintly soldier With liis armies on (Im
soil of France. WillUm I was father cf
the Fatherlaud—Ikirbaroma coining from
his cavern to add Charlemagne'* ,'rown
to hu own. and jits both jo Germany —
Moncura D. Oonway in The Cosmopoli-
tan. ....... •
Frauds and Sprout Peddlers Must Go!
W. J. Young, Nurseryman and Fruit
Grower, 4 1-2 miles from Canton, on the
'Wills Point road, quotes the following
free on board the ears;
Pear Tree., - •
Apple Trees, - - - ......
Peach “ • • * "t,*
Apricots, Nsotarlnea, Plum, Crab-Apple riul Cheriy trees
Quince, Figs and Pomgranate,.....
Dwarf Apple and Patch and Chorry Trees, -
Black and Raspberry V lass, - • *, -
Evergreens, Shrubbery and Roett, • • • • •
lOu lo Sic.
So to Do.
Co te 10c.
10c to gOc.
10c to lie.
10c to 35o.
Be to tOe. ,
So to lOo.
10c to 35c.
My Stock U selected from 850 Sort* of firulte growing on my (Vult form. Or.
dera by nail girenprompt attention. ft' YOUNG.
taiyMnounuri oorjaait zroixan
The Original Wins.
C. F. Simmoni, St. Louia, l’rop'r
M. A. Simmons L4vcr Medicine, l£»t'd
■H40, in the U. S. Court bkMCATS J
H.Zcilin, Pron’r A. Q. Simmons Liv-
1 «r Regulator, Kit'd by Zcilin 1S6S.
1 M. A. S. L. M. has for 47 years
, cured INOIOKSTION. IIlLlOl SNkSS,
DyspkrsiA.Sit K Headache,Lost
1 Appetite, Sour Stomach, Etc.
Rev. T It. Iteame, Pastor M. Ii.
hurt-h, Adams, Tenn., writes: “1
link 1 should nave been dead but
for your Genuine M. A. Sim-
mons Liver Medicine. I havu
sometimes had to substitute
“ZeiliiViistuff” for your Mcdi
cine, but it don’t answer the
cine, but i
Dl J. R. Grares.Editor The
Memphis, Tenn. says:
I received a package of your Liver
Medicine, end have used half of i..
It works like n charm. 1 want no.
better Liver Regulator and ccr-
1 tainly no more olZcilin’s mixture.
name on A paok&go
guarantee of exoelle:
of COFFEE is a
COFFEE is kept in all first-class
stares from the Atlantia to the Paolflo.
Is never good when exposed to the nlr.
Always buy this brand lnhermeticaliy
sealed ONE r OUND PACKAGES.
‘HI Poropey! what you ’fraid of?
W hat makes you shake aud shlbber?”
“ Law chile! tse got de ague
An got de tropic libber.”
“I)e tropic libber Pompey?
I don’t know what you means:
But you can cure your ague
By taking SMI TIPS BILE BEANS.
Two bits a bottle, don’t pay more I
You’ll get dem at de dmgman’s store ”
The most economical and best remedy
for ague. 26 cents, per bottle.
Uncle Henry Jones
wins hues $, c iga ns
VAN ZANOT BANK SALOON.
R. F. Williams, Propri’r.
Keeps on band a nice Htock of *
151 POUTED Vt IVES,
AND t K1ARS
tdPI'ricei* 1 li.it defy Cnmpetilion
AT BOWLDEN’S BRlCK
g3y“Pnrott liquore for medical use
always In si nek.
; *Kin wnn jmm
gg-wsfl."1". hM store trtdn^msrtsiid
mm mtj w raowi twiante cw. .lonasaa, sa
,'»« ~ bi|"r.vir*'nr>ve. Frock-
plea, Black-Heads, Sunburn and
Tan. A few applications will render the
most stubbornly red skin soft, smooth and
white. Viola Cream is not a print or
powder to cover defects, but s remedy to cure.
It is superior to nil* other preparations, and
is guaranteed to give satisfaction. At drug-
gista or mailed for 60 cent*. Prepared by
G. O. BITTNER Ac CO.,
For Kale l>y It K. tioodeitl i.
I. ia nekowlodged by tbe o.desl reel
denty of TtjgiU that____________ f
St..Louis optical comcanvv
Are tlie best for tlie EYLScver Invent,
d, because they do not tiro tlio eyes,
and you can toad all night or work witb-
ut the light having any effect; the con
'equen.se la your oyeo feel belter after
Keep tho EYES cool; are perfectly
lonstructed, and every LEN8E is exam-
ned by the Company a Oculist before bo-
nig sent out.
They are endorsed by the
Which is n sufficient GUARANTEE
(n itself. Testimonial-* can be bad from
somo of the Lending Citizena of thla com-
munity who have been using them for up-
wards of TEN YEARS, and they still
retain their great REFRACTIVE POW-
ER, often restoring SIGHT to Us natural
strength. They arc as
PERFECT EYE PRESERVERS.
ISTALL EYES fitted by
B. W. BRUCE &CO
Who is Sole Agent for Will*
is^ysi^fi lean .noy!
■ ■ eloped u of useful lnfor-
m.tlon for all who pur-
chase the luxuries or the
neoessltlee of Ufa. We
•an clothe you and furnish you with
all the neoeuary and unneoaeaary
appUanoea to ride, walk, danoe, sleep,
atylee and quantities. Just figure out
rhat la i ..........
ait, fish, hunt, work, go to ehu
or stay at home, and In various ataea.
Unit “ ‘ ‘
required to do all there things
COMFORTABLY, “d you oan make a fair
estimate of the value of tbe BUTMUP
OUIDX. whioh will be sent upon
receipt of 10 rente to pay postage,
MONTGOMERY WARD Ak CO.
1U414 Michigan Avenue, Ohteego,QL
Texas & Pacific R’y,
1’be Groat Popular Route Between
The East and the West
Siioiit Link to Xkw Oki-kans
- — AND ALL POINTS IN-
Louisiana, Now Mexico,
Arizona nnd California
FA VORITK LINK TO Til It
NORTH, IfAfcT AM) KOl’lIIFAtT.
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Fori Wnfthe Kl 1'nio.
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Solid Train* from I" Paso to St. Louie
FAST TltlK, F;llKT -CLASS KbnKKT
hluk connkctionu •
See Hint your tickets read via Tom
v l*aclHe Hallway.
tt)d all requiring iTlnrmatlnrt, Tltll on or
iddrcsH any ol the Ticket A|;enli,or
H. C. Arcukr,
Paaactiffcr Apcnt, Dallas.
B. W. McC'lt.i.ouoii.
oil' I’ u tt gar H Tit ket Ag’l, Dallas.
John A. Grant,
Gcnerul .Manager, Dallas, Texas.
RIBetutFvii FiV Hra"rce.e lo Fottehewvw
«ksmBone# yon will rsver B»wit ’cut
. 25 conic per hottu. ioKi by Um^iR
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A gr*Rt MoftIprI Work of the
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Docllna, Brrora of Youth, and
thereon, SU0 pa*es Ivo, IS
prasorlpilons for all dfeaa
Cloth, full fflt, only #t.0tt, by"
mall. Mated. Illuatratlva sampla fraa to all roua*
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tional Mad tool Aseoclatlon. Addrees P. O. bos
IMS, Boetou, Mean., or Dr. W. H. PARKER, frod-
ante of Harrafd Madtoal Colteffe, ■ yean' praoUee
Iu Dneton, wlio may be oonsulted ^aSdeaUaHy.
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Yantis, R. E. The Wills Point Chronicle. (Wills Point, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1888, newspaper, May 10, 1888; Wills Point, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1142937/m1/4/: accessed November 14, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Van Zandt County Library.