Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1889 Page: 3 of 4

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raffffi ir—
The Rev. Talmage Makes a Noble
Effort in His Description—The
Coffin, Shroud and Hearse,
are Brought to Play in the
tf I forget Thee, forget me
such a Christian disnostion as
independent of all cirbum-
You 0an't Knock at the Gates of Heaven
After a Sinful Career and Gain Ad- '
Cpeclal to Thi* Knnsa-j City T!n>
1ÍHOOKLYX, Jan. 6.—Át the Tabernacle to-
day the Rev. T. ne Witt Talmage, D. D.,
preached a discourse on the subject: "Does
Religion Prvi' The opening by ran was:
V.y tloys arc r: .«ngnviftly by,
Aiui I & o? ranger,
^Vould not ie: ia l',i<:in «tlicy íly.
1 bese bi>;rt of toil an 1 iunj r.
The text was: rtOodlmess is profitable un-
to all things, having proiróse of the life that
'iiow is and of tua*. which is to cotrie."-"-i
Timothy iv, 8. iJi Taltaage said-
A happy New Year to one and all!
There i3 a gloomy and passive way of
"waiting for the events of the oj ening year
to cornc upon us, au<? there is a hcroic way
of kuing out to moet them, strong in Cod
nnd fearing nothing. When the body of
Catiline was found far in advaafre of all his
troops, and among the enemy; and the best
way is not for us to lie down and let the
events of life trample over us, but to gt>
forth in a Christian spirit determined to
The papers were maita tjijt, and some of
you have just entered into business partner-
ships, and others of you take higher posi-
tions in the comynercial establishment where
you were engaged, and others have
entered upon new enterprises, arid there
were last week in these cities ten thou-
sand business changes. You are ex-
pecting prosperity, and I am deter-
m.ned, so far as [ have anything to do
"with it, that you shall not be disappointed,
and therefore I propose, as Cod may help
me this morning, to project, upon your atten-
tion a new element of success. You will
nave in the business firm, frugality, pa-
tience, industry, jierseverance^ economy—a
very strong business firm, but there needs
to be one more member added, mightier
than them all, and not a silenfr |>artnor eith-
er—the one introduced by my text: ''God-
liness which is protitablo unto all things,
having the promise of the life that now is as
well as of that which is to come.*'
Isuppcseyou are all willing to admit that
Godliness is important in its eternal rela-
tions; but perhaps some of you say: "All I
want is an opportunity to say a prayer before
1 die, and all will oe well." There are a
great, many people who suppose that if they
can. finally get safely out of this world into
a oetter world, they will have exhausted the
entire advantage of our holy religion. They
talk as though religion were a mere nod of
recognition which we are to give to the Lord
Jesus on our way up to a heavenly mansion;
as though it were an admission ticket, of no
use except to give in at the gate of Heaven.
And thero are thousands of people who have
great admiration for a religion of the shroud,
°f the coffin, and a religion of
the hearse, and a religion of the cemetery,
who luive no appreciation of a religion for
t ie bank, for the farm, for the factory, for
the warehouse, for the jeweler's shop, for
the broker's office. Now, while I would not
throw any slur on a post-mortem religion, I
want this morning, and on the first Sabbath
f the new year, to eulogize an ante-mortem
religion. A religion that is of no use to you
while you live, will be of no use to you
when you die. "Godliness is profitable un-
to all things, having the promise of the life
that now is as well as of that which is to
come." And I have always noticed that
when the grace is very low in a man's heart
he talk?, a great deal in prayer-meetings
about, deaths, and about coffins, and about
graves,and about church-yards. 1 have notic-
ed that the healthy Christian,the man who is
'iving near to God, and is on the straight
road to Heaven, is full of jubilant satisfac-
tion, and talks about the duty of this life,
understanding well that if God helps him to
live right He will help him to die right.
Now, in the first place, 1 remark that
Godliness is good for a man's physical
health. I do not mean to say that it will re-
store a broken-down constitution, or drive
rheumatism from the limbs, or neuralgia
from the temples, or pleurisy from the side;
but 1 do mean to say that it gives one such
habits and puts one in such condition as is
most favorable for physical health. That I
believe, and that I avow. Everybody
knows that buoyancy of spirit is good phy-
sical advantage. Gloom, unrest, dejection
are at war with every pulsation of the heart,
and with every respiration of the lungs. It
lowers the vitality, it slackens the circula-
tion, while exhilaration of spirit pours the
very balm of Heaven through all the cur-
rents of life. The sense of insecurity
which sometimes hovers over an unregener-
ate man, or bounces upon him with the blast
of ten thousand trumpets of terror, is most
depleting and most exhausting, while the
feeling that all things are working together
for my good now, and for my everlasting
welfare, is conducive to physical healtn.
You will observe that Godliness
induces industry, which is the
foundation of good health. There
is no law of hygiene that will keep a
lazy man well. Pleurisy will stab him,
erysipelas will burn him, jaundice will dis-
color him. gout will cripple him, and the in-
telligent physician will not prescribe anti-
septic, or febrifuge, or anodyne, but saws
and hammers and yardsticks and crowbars
and pickaxes. There is no such thing as
good physical condition without positive
work of some kind, although tvou should
sleep on down of swan, or ride in carriage
of softest upholstery, or have on your tabie
all the luxuries that were jioured from the
wine vats of Ispahan and Shiraz. Our re-
ligion says: "Away to the bank! away to
the field! away to the shop! away to the
factory! do something that will enlist all
the energies of your body, miud and soul."
"Diligent in business, fervent in spirit,
serving the Lord;" while upon the bare
back of the idler and the drone comes down
the sharp lash of the apostle as he says: "If
any man will not work neither shall he eat."
Oh, how important in this day, when so
much is said about anatomy and physiology
and the therapeutics and some new style of
medicine is ever and anon springing upon
the world, that you should understand that
the highest school of medicine is the school
of Christ, whicl^ declares that Godliness is
profitable unto all things, having the prom-
ise of the life that now is as well as of
that which is to come." So if you start out.
two men in the world with equal physical
health, and then one of them shall get the
religion of the Lord Jesus Christ in his
heart, and the other shall not get it. the one
who becomes a son of the Lord Almighty
will live the longer. "With long life will I
satisfy thee, and show thee my salvation."
Again 1 remark that Godliness is good
for the intellect. I know some have sup-
¡xised that just as soon as a
man enters into the Christian life, his
intellect goes into a bedwarfing process. So
far from that, religion will give new bril-
liancy to the intellect, new strength^.to
the imagination, new force to the will, and
wider swing to all the intellectual faculties.
( hristianity is the great central fire at which
Philosophy has lighted its brightest torch.
The religion of the Lord Jesus Christ is the
fountain out of which learning has dipped
its dearest draught. The Helicon poured
forth no such inspiring waters as those
which flow from under the throne of God
cleur as crystal. Religion has given new
energy to Poesy, weeping in Dr. Young's
"Nifht Thoughts," teaching in Cowper's
"Tssk," flaming in Charles Wesley's hymns,
and rushmsr with archangelic splendor
throngh Milton's "Paradise Lost." The re-
l;gton of Jesus Christ has hung in studio and
in gallery of art and in Vatican, the best
pictures—Titian's "Assumplion." Raphael's
4 Transfiguration." Rubens s "Descent from
the Cross," Claude's "Burning Bush," and
Angelo's "Last Judgment." Religion has
made the best musie of the world—Haydn's
"Creation," Handel's "Messiah," Mozart's
"Requiem." Is it possible that a religion
which lifts its ensign on the hisrhest promon-
tories of worldly power, can have any effect
upon a man's intellect but elevation and en-
largement? Now 1 commend Godliness as
the best mental discipline—better than
"belles-letters to purify the taste, better than
mathematics to harness the mind to all in-
tricacy and elaboration, better than logic to
marshal the intellectual forces for onset and
victory. It Will go witn Hugh Miller and
show him the footprints of the Creator in the
red sandstone. It will go with the botanist
and show him celestial glories en-
camped under the curtain of
a water-lily. It will go with
the astronomer on the great, heights where
God shepherds the great flock of worlds,
that wander on the hills of heaven answer-
ins his voice as He calls them all by their
" Again I remark, that Godliness is profit-
for one's disposition. Lord Ashley, be-
in to a great battle whs heard to
iyci" "9 iáird, I shall te very
busy to-d;
not." Wit!
that, a man is
stances. Our piety will haVe a tinge of our
natural temperament. If a man be cross
and sour and fistful naturally, after he be-
comes a Christian he will always have to be
armed against the rebellion of those evil in-
clinations; but religion has tamed the wild-
est nature; it has turned fretfulness into
gratitude, despondency into good cheer, and
tn^oo who were hard and ungovernable and
owwjlnpromising have been made pliable and
toncilatory. Good resolution, reformatory
effort, will not effect the change. It takes a
mightier arm and a mightier hand to bend
evil habits than the hand that bent the bow
of Ulysses, and it takes a stronger lasso than
ever held the buffaio on the prairie. A man
cannot go forth with any human weapons
and contend successfully against these
Titans armed with uptorn mountain. Bui
you have known men into whose spirit the
influence of the Gospel of Christ came, until
their disposition was entirely changed. So
il was with two merchants in New York.
They were very antagonistic. They had
done all they could to injure each other.
They were in the same line of business. One
of tne merchants was converted to God.
Having been converted, he asked the Lord
to teach him how to bear himself toward
that business antagonist* and he
was impressed with the fact that it was his
duty when a customer asked for certain
kinds of jjoods which he had not, but which
he knew nis opponent had, to recommend
him to go to that store. I suppose that is
about the hardest thing a man could do;
but being thoroughly converted to God, he
resolved to do that very thing,and being ask-
ed for a certain kind of goods which he had
not he said: "You go to such and such a
store, and you will gat it." After a while,
merchant number two found these cus-
tomers coming so sent, and he found also
that merchant number one had been brought
to God,and ho sought the same rcligion.N'ow
they are good friends arid good neighbors,
the grace of God eutirely changing their
"Oh," says some one, "I have a rough,
jagged, impetuous nature, and religion can't
do anything for me.?' Do you know that
Martin Luther and Robert Newton and
Richard Baxter were impetuous, all-con-
suming natures, yet the grace of God turn-
ed them into the mightiest usefulness? A
manufacturer cares but very little for a
stream that slowly runs through the mea-
dowy but a strong torrent that leaps from
rock to rock, and rushes with mad energy
through the valley and out toward the sea.
Along1 that river you will find fluttering
shuttles and grinding mill and flashing wa-
ter wheel. And a nature, the swiftest, the
most rugged and the most tremendous, that
is the nature God turns into greatest use-
fulness. Oh, how many who have been
pugnacious, and hard to please, and irasci-
ble, and more bothered about the mote in
their neighbor's eye than about the beam
like ship timber in their own eye, who
have been entirely changed by the grace
of God, and have found out
that "Godliness is profitable for the life that
now is as well as for the life which is to
Again I remark, that religion is good for a
man's worldly business. I know the general
theory is, the more business the less religion,
the more religion the less business. Not so
thought Dr. Hans in his "Biography of a
Christian Merchant," when he says: "He
grew in grace the last six years of his life
more than at any time in his life; during
those six y&rs he had more business crowd-
ing him than at any other time." In other
words, the more worldly business a man has,
the more opportunity to serve God. Does
religion exhilarate or retard worldly busi-
ness? is the practical question for'you to
discuss. Does it hang like a mortgage over
the farm? Is it a bad debt on the ledger' Is
it a lien against the estate? Does it crowd
the door through which customers come for
broadcloths and silks? Now, religion will
hinder your business if it be a bad business,
or if it be a good business wrongly conduct-
ed. If you tell lies behind the counter, if
you use false weights and measures, if you
put sand in sugar, and beet-juice in vinegar,
and lard in butter, and sell for one thing that
which is another thing, then religion will in-
terfere with that business; but a lawful
business, lawfully conducted, will find the re-
ligion of the Lord Jesus Christ its mightiest
Religion will give an equipoise of spirit,
it will keep you from ebullitions of temper—
and you know a great many fine businesses
have been blown to atoms by bad temper—it
will keep you from worriment about fre-
quent loss, it will keep you industrious and
prompt, it will keep you hack from squander-
ing and from dissipation, it will give you a
kindness of spirit which will be easily dis-
tinguished from that mere store courtesy
which shakes hands violently with you, ask-
ing about the health of your family when
there is no anxiety to know whether your
child is well or sick! but the anxiety is to
know how many dozen cambric pocket
handkerchiefs you will take and pay cash
down. It will prepare you for the practical
duties of every-day life. I do not mean to
say that religion will make us financially
rich, but 1 do say that it will give us, it will
assure us of a comfortable suste-
nance at the start., a comfortable subsist-
ence all the way through, and it will help us
to direct the bank, to manage the traffic, to
conduct all our business matters, and to
make the most insignificant affair of our life
a matter of vast importance glorified by-
Christian principle.
In a bank not far from our great metropo-
lis—a village bank—an officer could not bal-
ance his accounts. He had worked at them
day after day, night after night, and he was
sicK nigh unto death as a result. He knew
he had not taken-one farthing from that
bank, but somehow, for some reason inscru-
table then, the accounts wouldn't balance.
The time rolled on, and the morning of the
day when the books should pass under the
inspection of the other officers arrived, and
he felt himself in awful peril, conscious of
his own integrity but unable to prove that
integrity. That morning he went to the
bank early, and he knelt down before God
and told the whole story of his mental an-
guish, and he said: "O Lord, I have done
right; I have preserved my integrity, but
here I am about to be overthrown unless
Thou should come to my rescue. Lord, de-
liver me." And for oue hour he continued
the pi'ayer before God, and then he rose and
went to an old blotter that he had forgotten
all about. He opened it, and there lay a
sheet of figures which he only needed to add
to another line of figures—some line of figures
he had forgotten, and knew not where he had
laid them—and the accounts were balanced,
and the Lord delivered him. You arc an in-
fidel if you do not believe it. The Lord
delivered him. God answered his prayer
as He will answer your prayer, O man of
business, in every crisis when you come to
Him. Now, if this be so, then I am persuad-
ed, as you are, of the fact that the vast ma-
jority of Christians do not fully test the
value of their religion. They are like a
farmer in California- with fifteen thousand
acres of good wheat land and culturing only
a quarter of an acre. Why do you not go
forth and make the religion of Jesus Christ
a practical affair every day of your business
life and all this year, beginning now, and
to-morrow morning putting into practical
effect this holy relieion and demonstrating
in your life that godliness is profitable here
as well as hereafter?
How can you get along without this re-
ligion? Is your physical health so good you
do not want this divine tonic? Is your
mind so clear, so vast, so comprehensive that
you do not want this divine inspiration ? Is
your worldly business so thoroughly estab-
lished that you have no use for that religiou
which has been the help and deliverance of
thousands of men in crises of worldly
trouble? And if what T have said this morn-
ing is true, then you see what a fatal blun-
der it is when a man adjourns to life's ex-
piration the uses of religion. A man who
postpones religion to sixty years of a^e
gets religion fifty years too late. He
may get into the kingdom of God by final
repentance, but what can compensate him
for a whole lifetime unalleviated and un-
comfortcd? You want religion to-day in tne
training of that child. You will want re-
ligion to-morrow in dealing with that West-
ern customer. You wanted religion
yesterday to curb your temper. Is your
arm strong enough to beat your
way through the floods? Can you without
being encased in the mail of God's eternal
help go forth amid the assault of all hell's
sharpshooters ? Can you walk alone across
the crumbling graves and amid these gaping
earthquakes? Can you, waterlogged and
mastshivered, outlive the gale? Oh, how
many there have b^en who, postponing the
religion of Jesus Christ, have plunged into
mistakes they never could correct although
they lived eighty years after, and like ser-
pents crushed under cart-wheels, dragging
their mauled bodies under the rocks to die;
so these men have fallen under the wheel of
awful calamity, crushed here, destroyed
forever, while a vast multitude of others
have taken the religion of Jesus Cnrist into
every-day life, and first, in practical busi-
ness affairs, and secondly, on the throne of
heavenly triunph, Lave illustrated, while
angels looked on anda universe approved, the
glorious truth that '-Godliness is profitable
unto all things, having the promise of the
life which now is as well as of that which is
to dome."
it is whispered that 'Old Hutch" is losinj
his mind.
The year's record of horses sold in Ken
tucky, is 2,036, the sum they brought bein|
Mrs. Grundy avers that "Great richei
and bad grammar are nowadays very closely
associated in social life."
Of the 300 goldbeaters of New York noi
one is a woman, while of the 900 goldcutters
not one of them is a man.
A hen Which is said to have hatched anc
raised sixteen chicks from fifteen eggs is
one one of the curiosities of Withlachooche.
When an infant fifty-four years ago, Ber
nard Meyer, of Omaha, swallowed a needle,
and it has just escaped from under his left
A chicago paper, in trying to refer to "th€
late lamented," srets it: "The late lieuten
ant," and what makes it worse is the fael
that it was a woman.
Mrs. John Abel, an American womai
studying in a German university, has cap j
tured a 1500 prize offered for the best essaj
on practical and economical cookery.
Mrs. Reagan is her husband's privat<
secretary, and by virtue of that fact is en
titled on all occasions to the privileges of th€
floor of the senate—a right enjoyed by nc
other woman.
"Why, Allie, dear is that the way to be
gin your dinner?" asked a mother of her
little daughter, as she began with the pie
"Well. I declare, mamma, I was going to ea1
my dinner upside down, wasn't I?"
Rosedale, a suburb of Denver, has long
been annoyed by the bodies of skinned rats
cats, &c., which somebody persisted ir
throwing about the streets. The offendei
finally proved to be Aunt Sallie Dawson; i
peculiar character, who has been collecting
the skins of these animals to make herself £ i
A carpenter, while demolishing a house at
Blackpoint, N. Y., knocked down a wasp's'
nest- The nest fell on his neck, and severa
of the wasps, which were benumbed witl
cold, went down his back. The heat of his
body soon warmed the insects into life again.
The remarks of the carpenter will not be
The little king of Spain has just begun
his education, his teacher being a young
English woman,Miss Davenport. He is said
to be a very strong boy, with no good looks,
but with a bright disposition and plenty ol
good humor. It is declared that recent re-
ports of his ill health were destitute of foun
A pig appeared the other day as a witness
in a suit before justice Taney, of Los An-
geles. The animal was brought into court
in a box, and managed to escape during the
trial. The crowd present succeeded in cap*
turing him after an extended chase, and he
was brought back into court. He was noi
fined for contempt.
The wife of John E. Meeks of Louisville
presented him a few days ago with a bounc-
ing pair of twin babies. They have now 20
living children, IS girls, and 2 boys. Mr.
Meeks is only 49 years old and his wife 44.
A peculiarity of Mr. Meek's household is
that two cradles have been going since the
first two years of his marriage, and he has
never had but one doctor's "bill. All tin
children are living.
Robert Saltzman, of Lock Haven, Penn..
was deer hunting in the Clinton county
mountains. A large bucK was driven by tlu
dogs by the runway where he was standing.
He fired one shot at the deer, and was aim
ing for another shot when he fell dead in his
tracks. It is supposed that Saltzman died
from excitement caused by the sudden ap
pearance of the deer and his efforts to shool
it before it passed out of sight.
An interesting sight in the pine woods ol
New Jersey,at Tuckahoe, Cape May county
is the smiling face of Jerry Laton, who
though one hundred years old, cuts his cord
of wood with each succeeding day. A nc
less remarkable personage is Uncle Petei
Shaier, of Fredon, N. J., wrho is ninety foui
years old, and who is just now passing hii
time hunting squirrels in the woods. H«
can seo better than many men of sixty, and
he never returns with an empty game-bag.
An incident is related in a London papei
of a Welsh preacher who started on the cars
to fulfill an engagement. When the conduc
tor came for his ticket he had forgotten U
bring it, and had also forgotten to bring his
money. What was wor se, he had forgotten
where he was going. It was found impossi
ble to suggest to him an,v station that seemed
to be the right one, and he had to telegrapt
home to have his friends look into his diarj
and send him word where he was going
Word came, and he was started on all right
They have a new poli tical toy in France.
It represents M. Floquotdressed asa police-
man with a hat in front of him, on which his
eyes are fixed fiercely. The figure holds s
staff in one hand, which is made to rise bj
pulling a string. As t¡he staff goes up a lit
tie figure of Gen. Bou.langer in full uniform
comes out of the hat, and it goes again oul
of sight as the stick falls. The meaning
that this ingenious bit of mechanism is in-
tended to convey is, that, however much M.
Floquet may strike, he can not hit the "brav*
The supreme court bible is a small, black,
velvet-covered octavo. It has been used in
the administering of 'every oath since 1808.
Every chief-justice and every associate jus-
tice of the United States has held this little
sacred tome in taking his oath of office.
Many thousands of lawyers have held it,
and to write the names of the men who have
touched the covers would be to name the
men who have made the bench and bar ol
the United States illustrious. It was printed
in London in 1799, and is to-day but little the
worse of wear.
Connecticut's wildcat season is "on" and
bids fair to be very lively. Says the Hart-
ford Times: "These creatures kill a good a
many sheep in western Connecticut every
winter—and have been known, it is said, to
kill calves. The heaviest one reported in
Connecticut weighed forty-two pounds; a
monster—for these bobtail creatures are
very thin—a mass of strong muscle. The
dreaded congener, the cougar, or so-called
panther, is much larger, and hence more
formidable,but he is not now known in Con
necticut, and the wildcat is about our most
formidable beast."
A romantic case of disappointment in love
is reported from Whitesboro, Texas. A
young man from Tennessee, who went there
a year ago, corresponded with a young lady
whom he had left behind, and became en-
gaged to her. Not long since he paid her a
visit, and also visited his father, who was a
widower with several children. The young
mai* returned to Whitesboro, having ar-
ranged to marry the girl during the coming
spring. A few days later he received two
letters, one from his father and one from the
young woman, telling him they had been
married the day the letters were written.
Chelsea, Mass., has a strong man named
Houston, who is astonishing the town. He
thinks nothing of lifting barrels of flour in-
to wagons, carrying a barrels of sugar up
two flights of stairs, bending crowbars,
pulling up saplins six inches through by the
roots, &c., but his crowning feat happened
a few days ago. Some workmen were try-
ing to hoist an iron girder weighing 1,800
pounds to its place on the second story oí
the building. They got the ropes around it,
but the tackling was insufficient, where-
upon Mr. Houston shouldered the girder,
carried it up the ladder, and placed it in po-
sition. "It hurt my shoulder some," he
said, when telling of his performance, "but
other than that I felt no inconvenience/*
Advices from Yokohama thus describé
the recent volcanic eruptions in Japan: "Í
have just returned from a visit to Baudaisan,
the scene of the great eruption. It looks
as if all the nawie3 in the world had been
working there for a thousand years. Seven
hundred million tons of stuff were hurled
into the air and scattered broadcast pver an
area of eight miles by six, all in five
minutes. Certainly a mountain 1,500 feet
high is leveled to the ground, and on the
ground where the mountain stood huge
volumes of steam are roaring out as il the
fires of hell were underneath."
A Madman at Large!
He is a well-known citizen, and his nearest
and dearest friends do not suspect his insan-
ity. How do we happen to know about it?
Listen; his appetite is gone, he is low-spirit-
ed, he don't sleep well, he has night-sweats,
he is annoyed by a hacking cough. These
symptoms are the forerunners of consump-
tion and death, and yet he neglects them. 1s
it any wonder that we call him a madman?
If you are his friend tell him to get a bottle
of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
without delay. It will cure him if he takes
it in time. It will not miraculously create
new lungs when the old ones are nearly
gone, but it will restore diseased ones to a
healthy condition. Tell him about it, and
warn him that in his case delay means death.
Snuff dipping is on the increase in Lewis-
ton. In fact, the practice is growing quite
the fashion. The devotees don't inhale it as
did our grandfathers; they make what is
called a "smear" with castile soap, and what
not and apply it delicately, voluptuously to
the nostrils. A species of mild intoxication
is said to result. Twenty-five pounds of
snuff is one tobacconist's order for a week.
It comes in ox bladders as big as your head
and as solid as a Dutch cheese.
Wonderful Popularity.
The fact that the sale of Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Purgative Pellets exceeds that ol
any other pill in the market, be it great or
small, is on account of the fact that they are
tiny, little, sugar-coated granules, and that
in most cases one little "Pellett" is sufficient
for a dose; that they are purely vegetable
md perfectly harmless; and for constipa-
don, biliousness, sick headache, and all dis-
jases arising from derangement of the liver,
stomach or bowels, they are absolutely a spe-
cific. A gentle laxative or active cathartic,
according to size of dose.
A novel wedding occurred on the bound-
ary line between Virginia and West Vir-
ginia, near Doe Hill, the other day. The
parties to be married belonged in West Vir-
ginia, and the minister, not having a license
lo mary in that state stood on the "borders
dí his land," while the contracting parties
stood in West Virginia and were made man
and wife in the presence of many witnesses.
Prickly Ash Bitters is an unfailing cure
for all diseases originating in biliary de-
rangements caused by the malaria of mias-
.Tiatic countries. No other medicine now on
sale will so effectually remove the disturb-
ing elements, and at the same time tone ur
;he whole system. It is sure and safe in its
The late Senator Sharon's property in
Washington, which is worth over $750,000 is
about to be improved by the trustees of the
istate. They will erect a number of finí
louses on the property and have them com
Dieted early next spring.
The Only Line to St. Paul.
The Wabash Western and Central Iowe
Railways are now running two througl
trains a day from Kansas City to St. Pau!
and Minneapolis connecting with the North-
3rn Pacific Railway for Oregon and Wash
ington Territory points through cars or
morning and evening trains.
The Wabash is the only line running
through cars from Kansas City to central
Iowa points. No change to Oskaloosa, Grin
aell, Marshalltown, Mason City, &c. If yo*o
think of going to St. Paul, Washington Ter
ritory or Oregon, write to
H. N. Garland,
531 Main Street, Kansas City.
The sultan of Turkey, who is a mosl
fickle man regarding his fads, has become
interested in typewriting and is practicing
;he art sedulously.
We call your attention to the seed adver-
tisement of H. W. Buckbee, Rockford, 111.
If you intend to purchase seeds, plauts, etc.
t-ou will find this a first class reliable house!
Illustrated catalogue mailed free, upon ap-
If afflicted with Sore Eyes, use Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Eye WTater. Druggists sell it.
For Lumbago.
Cured Permanently. Original lutmat,
1884. Ksaswsd, Ju. SO, 188T. Three ysars ago
had rhevmatlam in bach; Inmhago; on* bottl* of fit.
Jacobs OU eared me; have not felt it cince.
r Agg MONROE, rrancliTlUe, ZU.
Cared Permanently. Original Statement,
1888. Kenewad, June 10,188T. Bufiered two years
age with acute pains in bach; in one hour great reUef
from St. Jacobs Oil; three applications cored; in the
morning pains gone.
Hew Albany, Inciso*.
Cored Permanently. Renewed, Kay 1T/BT.
Wife was sorely ifilleted with lame bach; suffered
several years; used Innumerable liniments and plan*
tors; used St. Jacobs OU, was eared by it.
A. H. CirmaiTOHAX, Terryopolls, Fa.
TNE CHARLES A. V0QELER CO., Baltlmara, 114
Diamond Vera-Cura
XndigesUon, Soar-Stomach. Heartbarn, H axis a, Sid'
diness, Constipation, Fullness after eating. Food
Klsing in ths Mouth and disagreeable taste after eat-
ing. Verronsness and Low-Spirits.
At DniggisU and Dealers or tent by mail on re-
ceipt of 2b cts. (5 boxes Jl.OO) t stamps. Bampit
tent on receipt t>J 2-cent Stamp.
It has stood the Test of Tetra,
ia Curing all Diseases of the
ELS, &c. It Purifies the
Blood, Invigorates and
Cleanses the 8ysteau
disappear at once under
its beneficial influence.
It is purely a Medicine
as its cathartic proper-
ties forbids ite use as a
beverage. It is pleas-
ant to the taste, and as
easily taken by child-
ren as adnlts.
prickly ash bittetsco
8ole Proprietors,
Scrofula, Blood Ht
Blood Poison.
Swift's Specific cored me of malignant Blood Pol -
on after I nnd been treated in>ainwith old so-called
remedies of Mercury and Potash. 8. S. S. not only
cored the Blood Poison, bet relieved the Rhen*
malism which was cansedby the poisonons minerals.
GEO. BOVKLL, 24223d Avenue. N. Y.
Nine yean ago Scrofula attached two of my chil-
dren, and they were badly afflicted with-that dis-
ease. which resisted the treatment of my family
physician. X was persuaded to use Swift's Specific
by seeing an aocount of cure* in m7 county paper.
The improvement was apparent from the first few
doses, and In a short time my children were cored,
and are still sound and well.
JOHN WILLIAMS, Lexington. Va.
Swift's SRcmc is entirely a vegetable remedy,
and is tha only medicine which perman""
Cancer and _
. mi Blood
~ ver*/~
The Mission of Cheerfulness Which
it Performs.
Ttie intensity of modern life and the
deepening1 of consciousness through in-
telligence breed sadness. We think tcW
much and work too hard to have
time for enjoyment, and if we suddenly
discover that we have need of it we
take it in in ordinate quantities, rather
than in simple and natural ways; we go
out and buy pleasure at so much the
hour instead of somehow contriving to
live a mirthful life. Close observers of
modern society, like Walter Besant,
have discovered that a main lack in the
lives of the poor is that of cheer, and
he urges that philanthropic plans
should embrace measures for daily
brightening the lives of the people by
some simple experience of a pleasurea-
ble sort. It would be a somber fact if
the number of those who live through
a day without a laugh or even a smile
could be ascertained—a strange miscar-
riage of nature, since man is the only
being within her dominion who is capa-
ble of that action. Christmas has ren*
dered the world this good service, that
now for many centuries it has called
men to sympathetic cheerfulness. It
comes, indeed, but once a year, but for
some days the cloud on the brow of hu
manity lifts a litttle and the wail dies
out of its voice. At times it has been
too obstreperous in its mirth and called
for puritanic check, but for the most it
has been true to its origin and stirred
the human heart to sympathetic glad
ness and hope. We shall soon hear the
growls of the pessimistic critic over tho
wastefulness of Christmas mirth. Heed
him not; he does not know that the
keynote of the universe is joy, and that
Christmas laughter is only a stray echo
of an eternal hymn, and nearly the only
one that has reached us, as it is well
worthy of being cauglit if we would
ever hear the whole. Therefore, fathers,
give gifts to your children, even if you
have to lessen the daily portion, re-
membering the wisdom of Mohammed,
who said that if "he had two loaves oí
bread he would sell one and buy hya-
cinths, for they would feed his soul.'1
And, ye children, stir up your fathers
to mirth: Christmas comes but once a
year, and the years left to them may
not be many.—Century.
Lineal Descents.
A man who died at Louisville the
other day, and whose name was
Shakespeare, claimed that he was s
lineal descendant of the great poet
Perhaps he thought that he was. But
it has been an accepted fact for the
last two hundred years aud more that
none of the posterity of the Bard ol
Avon survived the second generation.
Shakespeare had but one son, Hamnetf
*?ho did not live to manhood, and two
daughters, only one of whom had
children. All these died without is-
Shakespeare had at least five brothers
and sisters,and as the Louisville man's
family record carried h.:s ancestry back
to Stratford two ceuturies ago he may
bave belonged to a collateral branch.
Be at least had some advantage ovex
the ?oung man who vouched fot his
high connections by telling a lady that
he was the great-grandson of Wash'
ington Irving—that delightful bach-
There is a great deal of lying aboui
l neal descents. It is only necessary
for some one whose name suits and
whose grandfather is unknown to start
the story and it becomes the property
of succeeding generations.
It is to be noted that a considerable
percentage of great men have no pos
terity, All of Shakespeare's, as we
have seen, died out None of Napo-
leon' s are living.
Noiseless Light-li iving Clock.
A curious invention has been pro¿uc-
ed in the shape of a noisless clock, for
use more especially in sick rooms. In
place of the usual pendulum the hands
are set in motion by the unrolling of a
chain, the end of which is fastened to a
buoy, floating in a tank of liquid. The
latter escapes at a uniform rate, and
can be utilized to feed a lamp wick,
and giving the apparatus the double
character of clock and lamp.
For Throat Diseases and Conghs use
Brown's Bronchial Troches. Like all
really good things, they are imitated. Tht
(jeiiuine are sold only in boxen.
Of the forty-eight national societies of
women in this country the Woman's Christ-
ian Temperance union, with a membership
of 210,000, is the largest. Then fellow the
missionary, the peace, the suffrage organ-
izations, and philanthropic and educational
societies, numbering in all nearly 300,000
members. Twelve of these organizations
have joined with the national council—an
association designed to unite all the woman
societies of the nation into one great league.
Tried and Tested.
The reader's attention is called to the ad-
vertisement of Cole Bros., Seedsmen, Pella,
Iowa. This firm, established in 1870, have
an extensive trade, gained by giving their
patrons tried and tested seeds of the best
quality. Their 1889 annual is now ready.
Sent free on application.
A Radical Cure for Epileptic Fits.
T* the Please inform your readers that
I nave a positive remedy for the above named
disease which I warrant to cure the worst caaes.
Bo strong is my faith in the virtues of this medi-
cine that I will aend free a sample bottle and
valuable treatise to any sufferer who will give
In Germany the field artillery has to fire
460 rounds before it is efficient, while th#
Russian is satisfied with 341.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she waa a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Mies, she clung to Castoria,
Whea she had Children, ahe gave them Cactoria,
Anna Langley, the tallest girl in New
York, has Just died at the age of 18. She
was a colored girl, born near Richmond,
Va., and measured 7 feet 2 inches in height
There is more catarrh in this section of the
country than all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to
be incurable. For a great many years Doc-
tors pronounced it a local disease, and pre-
scribed local remedies, and by constantly
failing to cure with local treatment, pro-
nounced it incurable. Science proven
catarrh to be a constitutional disease, awd
therefore requires constitutional treatment
Hall's Catarah Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only con-
stitutional cure on the market It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a tea-
spoonful. It acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surface of the system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case it fails to
cure. Send for circulars and t*g irafmi*ig
Address, F. J. Cheney & cfo, Toledo, o.
. ésftvation Ofl, the greatest cttre oH earth
for pain,' as sin anodyne has no eíjuaí in the
market, ft kills pain every time Price
twenty-fivé ctá>t¿
The latest riddle ofit: Why. was soy baby's
last attack of croup like tffis paragraph?
Because it was very short and éüdea with
that wonderful cure, Dr. Bull's Cough
Sjfrup. Price 25 cents.
1 i ^ ■
The statute' providing for execution by
electricity in New* York state contains the
following clause: "No' account Of the de-
tails of any such execution beywad the state-
ment of the fact that such convict en
the day in question duly executed according'
to law at the prison shall be published in
any newspaper. Any person who shall vio-
late or omit to comply with any provision of
this section shall be guilty of a misdemean-
or." _
Use the great specific for "cold in head"
and catarrh—Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
A botanical exploring party from Germany
recently discovered on one of the Philippine
islands a number of plants whose flowers
were almost a yard in diameter, the petals,
five in number, being oval and of a creamy
white shade.
When You Go South
You will wish to be fully informed as to the
cheapest^ most direct, and most pleasant
route. You will wish to purchase your tic-
ket Via the route that will subject youoo no
delays, and by Which through trains are run.
Before you start you should provide your-
self with a map and time table of the Mom
phis Route (Kansas City, Fort Scott As
Memphis R. R.), the only direct route from
and via Kansas City to all points in Eastern
and Southern Kansas, Southwest Missouri,
and Texas. Practically the only route from
the West to all Southern cities. Entire
trains with Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
and Free Reclining Chair Cars, Kansas City
to Memphis; through first-class coach, Ivan
«as City to Chattanooga, Knoxville and
Bristol; through Sleeping Car, Kansas City
to New Orleans. This is the direct route,
and many miles the shortest line to Little
iRock, Hot Springs, Eureka Springs, Fort
Smith, Van Buren
points in Arkansas.
spru _
Fayetteville, and all
Send for a large map.
;nd for a copy of the Missouri and Kansas
Farmer, an illustrated paper,
containing full and reliable information in
relation to the great States of Missouri and
Kansas. Issued monthly and mailed free.
Address, j. E. Lockwood,
G. P. and T. A., Kansas City, Mo.
Warranted to cenor more goods than any
ether dyes ever made, and to give more bril-
liant and durable colors. Ask for the diamond,
and take no other.
A Dress Dyed
A Coat Colored
Garments Renewed j cents.
A Child can use them!
Unequalled for all Fancy and Art Work*
At Druggists and Merchants. Dye Book free.
WELLS. RICHARDSON & CO. Props. Burlington, Vt.
Babies living upon it sleep well,
laugh and crow, are plump and
healthy. It regulates the bow-
els, curing both constipation and
diarrhoea. ^ Send for valuable
pamphlet, free. Sold by druggists, 25C., 50c., $1.00.
Posltlfeiycured by
these tittle puis.
They also reliare Dis-
tress from Dyspepsia,In-
digestion and ToeHe&rty
Eating. A. perfect rem-
edy for Dizzin«e«. Nausea
Drowsiness, Bad Taste
in tha Mputh, Coated
Tongue,Pain in the Side,
regulate the Bowels,
Purely Vegetable.
Small Pill. Small Dose. Small Price.
Cleanses the
Nusal Passages,
Allays Pain and
Heals the Sores,
Restores the
Senses of Taste
and Smell.
ree to one
TRY the CURE... ■ _ .. _
A particle ia applied Into each nostril and is agree-
able. Price 50 centaat druggist ; by ma 1. registered.
90 cents. KLY BROS., Sá V* arren St., New York.
tM Sewtac.Vaclilne'n]
To at obcc • ■ t a b 1 i a b
I Irada ia all parti, by
\ placing o or machine*. ,
' and goedB when tha pea
_ then, we will aend ]
' peraas in each locality,the very
beat a««ring-machine made ia
^tha world, with all tha attachment*.
Wa will alt aend free a completa
" a of our coetljr and valuable art
oples. In return we ask that 70a
fshow what wa aend, to tboae who
.may call at your home.and after 9
^ month* all aha 11 become yonr own
0 perry. Thia rrand machine ia
ade after th* ginger patenta,
vhieh have run out: before patent*
. run out it «old for 693, with tha
(attachmenta, and bow aella for
W>9. Beat, strongest, matt nae-
1 machine in the world. AD ia
«. No capital required. Plain,
brief inatrnetiaaa airea. Thoie who writ* to ua at onco can **-
ear* free the best aewiag-machine ia the world, and tho
flaeat liae of work* of high art aver *hown together in America.
TXVfi St CO.. Box 164* Aagiuta, Maine.
New Music for the New Year!
Xow ia the time for good reaolutiona. Resolve to
loae no time in procuring oue of Ditson A Co.'s
excellent Music Books; all flr t-class. and these
among the best. For O^ÍE DOLLAR you
can secure the new
or CLASSICAL PIANIST. *42 classical pieces,
or PIANO CLASSICS. 44 classical pieces;
or YOUNG PEOPLE'S CLASSICS. 52 easy piecea;
or SONG CLASSICS. 50 acngi for Soprano;
or CHOICE VOCAL DUETS. The newest duets;
or COLLEGE SONGS FOB GUITAR. { ular books;
or EMMANUEL. Tro world, e; 1 Oratorio
or BOTH AND NAOMI. Daniro'ch: ) and
or JOSEPH'S BONDAGE Chadwick;} Cantatas
or FALL OF JERUSAL M. Parkhcrst; i for Masicl
or HOLT CITY. Gaul. j Societies,
Any book mailed promptly, post paid, tor tl.OO.
LYON & HEALY, Chicago.
Aye predicted with reliable accuracy
liable to tbe pains and aches of rbet
every Change to damp oratormy weatber.
ire do not slalm Hoocfa Sarsspar ilia to be a poaitlTfc
epaeiic for rheumatism, the remarkable cures It baa
effected a^W tbat it maybe taken for rheumatism
with reaaonstflecertainty of benefit. Its action la
neutralizing the fiddity of tbe blood, which la the
cause of rheumatism, iowtltatei the secret of tho
««¿cess of Hood's Sarsapa*iUa in curing this com-
plain L If you suffer from rheumatism, try
Hood's Sarsaparllla
Sold by all druggtsta. tl; cla fori . Prepared ooif
by C. L HOOD 4 C0U Lowell, Mass. j
j OO Poses One Dollar
Almost as Palatable as Mlllc
So dlsgalwd tin at H can be taken.
dlgeated^nnd asalmtlav by Jl.emo.t
Nsaaltive stomach, when . he plain oil
cannot be tolerated; and b/ ~h®.
btnatton of tbe oil with tis® taypo-
pfcosphitee ia macla more efBc^1®*1-
Kenarkable as a flesh predaccr.
Persons gala rapidly white takiag it.
SCOTT'S ÍMÜLSION is acknowledged by
Physicians to be the Finest and Beat prepara-
tion in the woria for tbe relief and cure of
general debility, wasting
The great remedy for Consumption, and
Wasting in Children. Sold by all Druggists.
By tbe Novelty Process,
Coughs, Colds, Catarrh, Hay
Fever, Afithma, etc., yield as
if by magic to the new pro-
cess of \ aporoE Inhalation.
Superior to the many expen-
sive $10 outfits. a perfect cure
In all case#. Treatment both Local
and Coastitntionsl. Seat by mail o«
receipt at price. $1. Particular*
application. acme chemi-
cal co., St. Loais, Ma.
this new
Has m. Pad different from all
others, is cup shape, with Self-
adjusting Ball íb center, adapt
Itself to all poaitooasofthe body.whllo
the ball in the cap presses back
K'kSÍSTukVTJ «mj
ture certain. It isesay. 'iurahlf and^ea^Bent bywau.
3í re alara tree. BWIiSTM TaU8S MFC* CO.,
Iran Leter , Steel Bearing*, arsse
Tare Beam sad Beam Bex far
. Por fO« pries Ust
1 preterite and faliyen.
dors* Big O as tha only
a^^B specific far tha certain euro
«I this disease.
Amsterdam, N. Y.
We hare sold Big O for
many years, and it taa
«■re " the test ef sa¿fe>
D. It. DYCHE k OOu
Chicago, OL
$1.00. Sold by Druggie!*.
violent attack,
nhiiation, Ka
ortain. and
The best Weekly jmwsPAPERln the Unite 1 States.
Circulation. 167.000. dlsiributel eveuly
the Stales and Territories. The only newspaper ed-
ited With reference to general circulation. AU the
news of the world, besides stories and carefully
edited departirt'-nis. ONLF $1-01 EAK. '
large commission to neents. i^nd for ar«*cimen and
agents terma. the BLAl'e. Tolkdo. Ohio.
■ Plso's Remedy for Catarrh is tbe
Best, Easiest to Cse, and Cheapest.
Sold by druggists or sent by maiL
50c. E. T. Hazcltiue, Warren, Pa.
* — —! ■■ A/1 W fns> (VlO O llOVfl (i itfi UBC
I «'ill send~two bo'ttlw fr^." together * ta fi Talu bl«
treatise on this disease to any sufferer. Git aila
P.O.address. T. A. slocum, M.C., 181 Pearl bt., *«.*-
also tho
co u n-
South. One gigantic nation, embracing all of
North America. New States. See Map and Illua*
trations. Sample Copy Ten Ceata. Adórese
THE WESTERN WORLD, Chicago, Illinois.
sell ear fe*4s fry sastpl*
ts the wkslMai* aad re-
tail trata. Largest asas.
ft* la ear Use. Basles*"
Peraaaeat pesidaa. >*
t «tamp. Wages 3 Per Day
,1* aaiwered. Him; adraaced for «atea, advertíalas, Me.
entenniaJ Manufacturing Co., Cintinaatii Ohie*
P V* B I Novelty presents Kkke. matn-
W Hi Hi uf moth Seed Farms. One acre
Fresh Reliable. Only 2 and 3.
cents per latge package. fiUO.OQO
■ail. ftp.tlal eearse. Teaehera*
ideate aad literary peeplr will finO
ao eqaal far rnratal training. Hnall expease. Baeeesafat
inatrurtion. For tara*, addrrs* POWELL'S 8HOKT-HASD
SCHOOL, Kuoai 71 Sheldley Balidiaf, Baataa lily,
Cole's Illas. Oardea Aaaaal Free
Latest N'.Tel ties, lowest prices. All should
have it. CaleABre., Seedsmen, i'^^
WBmHtaBEammam Agrior ASTHMA
Charlestowa, Mast.
relief for
Price SScts. by mail.
, STOW ELL t OO. «
I Charlestowa, Mass.
positive cur*.
ho knife, no
ter, no pain. W. C. PATKÉ, M.
Marshalltown. Ic
U Ml B? ITB0I. Book-keeping. Penmanship,
■1" ■" " Arithmetic, Shorthand, etc.. thor-
oughly tanght by mall. Low rates. Circulars free.
BRYANT'S COLLEGE,431 Main St.. Buffalo. N. Y.
No U
and liMt Vegetables in the aaiiftl Yi
the earliest—fall of 1
testify that by so win
*• i*s«£f^!rtStvd
ysttfsid t
tor a family garden.
SEND ¿e for P*c
- v,
BaiaiT* line slasi.jonamoimiaueoa
r Allí I S|UlLSf wholesa e and retail dealers ta Bu
Panrrans' Matkbials.<10 Delaware St..Kansas<J.ty.
Mfl UeeethomeaodBakeaiereaiooeywerklagforaatbaa
Umi at anything else in tbe world. Either sex. Costly oatSt
Terms raer. Addiaaa, Taca a Ce„ Ancasta, Maiaa.
■ m- i -M
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