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DR. TALMAGES SERMON.
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED
Subject: "The Gallows For Haman"-.
From the Life anil I»eath of Tht«
Persian Courtier tenons of
Warning and Instruction Are Drawn.
TEXT: "So they hanged Haman on the
gallows that he had prepared for Morde
cai."—Esther vii., 16.
Her» Is an Oriential courtier, about the
most offensive man in Hebrew history,
Haman by name. He plotted for the de
struction of the Israelltlsh nation, and I
wonder not that in some of the Hebrew
synagogues to this day when Haman's
name is mentioned, the congregation
clench their lists and stamp their feet and
fry, "Let his name be blotted out!" Ha
man was Prime Minister in the magniflaent
court of Persia. Thoroughly appreciative
of the honor conferred, he expects every
body that he passes to be obsequious.
Coming in one day at the gate of the pal
aoe, the servants drop their heads in honor
of his office; but a Hebrew, named Morde
cai, gazes upon the passing dignitary
without bending bis head or taking off his
hat. He was a good man, and would not
have been negligent in the ordinary court
esies of life, but he felt no respect either
for Haman or the nation from which he
had come. So he could not be hypocriti
cal; and while others made Oriental
salaam, getting clear down before this
Prime Minister when he passed, Mordecai,
tbe Hebrew, relaxed not a muscle of his
neck, and kept his chin clear up. Because
of that affront Human gets a decree from
Abasuerus, the dastardly king, for the
massacre of all the Israelites, and that, of
course, will include Mordecai
To make a long story short, through
Queen Esther this whole plot was revealed
to her husband, Ahasuerus. One night
Abasuerus, who wns afflicted with in
somnia, in his sleepless hours calls for bis
secretary to read him a few passages of
Persian history, and so while away the
night. In the book read that night to the
king an account was given of a conspi
racy, from which Mordecai, the Hebrew,
had saved the king's life and for which
kindness Mordecai had never received any
reward. Haman, who had been fixing up
a nice gallows to hnng Mordecai on, wns
walking outside the door of the king's
sleeping apartment and was called in. Tho
king told him that he bad just had read to
him the account of some one who had
saved his, the king's life, and he asked
what reward ought to be given to such a
one. Self-conceited Haman, supposing that
be himself was to get the honor, nnd not
imagining for a moment that the deliv
erer of the king's life was Mordecai, says:
"Why, your majesty ought to make a tri
umph for him, aud put a crown on him
and set him on a splendid horse, high-step
ping and full-blooded, and then have one
of your princes lead tho horse through
the streets, crying, 'Bow the knee, here
comes a man who has saved the king's
life!"' Then said Ahasuerus in severe tones
to Haman: "I know all about yourscoun
drelism. Now you go out nnd make a
triumph for Mordecai, the Hebrew, whom
you hate. Put the best saddle on the
finest horse, and you, tbe prince, hold the
stirrup while Mordecai gets on, and then
lead his horse through the street. Make
What a spectacle! A comedy nnd tragedy
at one and the same time. There they go!
Mordecai, who had been despised, now
starred and robed, in tho stirrups. Hainan,
the ehancellor, afoot, holding the pranc
ing, rearing, champing stallion. Mordecai
bends his neck nt last, but it is to look
down at the degraded Prime Minister
walking beneath him. Huzza for Mor
decai! Alas for Haman! But what a pity
to have the gallows, recently built, en
tirely wastedl It Is fifty cubits high, and
built with care. And Haman had erected
it for Mordecai, by whose stirrups he now
walKs as groom. Stranger and more start
ling than any romance, there go up the
steps of the scaffolding, side by side, tho
hangman and Haman the ex-chuncellor.
"So they hanged Haman on the gallows
that he had prepared for Mordecai."
Although so many years have passed
since cowardly Ahasuerus reigned, and the
beautiful Esther answered to his whims,
and Persia perished, yet from the life and
death of Haman we may draw living les
sons of warning and instruction. And
first, we come to the practical suggestion
that, when the heart is wrong, things very
insignificant will destroy our comfort.
Who would have thought that a great
Prime Minister, admired and applauded by
millions of Persians, would have been so
nettled and harassed by anything trivial?
What more could the great "dignitary have
wanted than bis chariots and' attendants,
nnd palaces and banquets? If affluence of
circumstances can uake a man contented
ind happy, surely Haman should have
been contented nnd happy. No; Morde
eai's refusal of a bow takes tho glitter from
the gold, and the richness from the pur
ple, and the speed from the chariots. With
a heart pulled up with every Inflation of
vanity and revenge, it was impossible for
him to be happy. The silence of Mordecai
at the gate was louder than the braying of
trumpets in tho palace. Thus shall it al
ways be If the heart is not right. Circum
stances the most trivial will disturb the
It is not the grent calamities of life that
create the most worrlment. I have seen
men, felled by repeated blows of misfor
tune, arising from the dust, never despond
ing. But the most of the disquiet which
men suffer is from inslgnillcant causes; as
a lion attacked bv some beast of prey turns
easily around and slays him, yet runs roar
ing through the forests at the alipbting on
his brawny neck of a few insects. You
meet some grent loss in business with com
parative composure; but you can think of
■etty trickeries Inflicted upon you, which
rouse all your capacity for wrath, and re
laininvour heart an unbearable annou
nce. If you look bnck upon your life,
ou will find that the most of the vexations
ud disturbances of spirit, which you felt,
ere produced by circumstances that were
ot worthy of notice. If you want to be
appy, you must not care for trifles. Do
ot be too minute in your inspection of the
reatment you receive from others. Who
ares whether Mordecai bows when you
ass, or stands erect and stiff ns a cedar?
'hat woodman would not make much
learing In the forest who should stop to
)iud up every little bruise and scratch he
eceived in the thicket; nor will that man
iccompllsli muoh for the world or the
hurch who is too watchful and apprecia
te of petty annoyances. There are mul-
Uudes of people in the world constantly
arrowed because they pass their lives not
a searching out those things which are at
ractlve and deserving, but in spying out
rith all their powers of vision to see
,-hetber they cannot find a Mordecai.
Again: I learn from the life of the man
nder our notice that worldly vanity and
in are very anxious to have piety bow be
>re them. Haman was a fair emblem of
Jtire worldliness, and Mordecai the repre
sntative of unflfnehing godliness. Such
■ere the usuages of society in ancient
meg that, had this Israelite bowed to the
rime Minister, it would have been an ac
nowledgment of respect for his character
id nation. Mordecai would, therefore
ive sinned against bis religion had he
ade any obeisance or dropped his chin
ilf an inch before Haman. When, there
re, proud Haman attempted to'compel
homage which was not felt, he only did
at the world ever since has tried to do
en it would force our holy religion in
' to yield to its dictates. Daniel
he bad been a man of religious eom
>mtees, would never have been thrown
o the den of lions. He might have made
•ne arrangement with King Darius
lereby he could have retained part of his
•m of religion without making himself so
mpletely obnoxious to the idolaters
ul might have retained the favor of his
rulers *nd escaped martyrdom If he had
only been willing to mix up hla Christian
faitn with a few errors. His unbending
Christian oliaracter was taken as an In
Fagot and rack and halter in all ages
have been only the different ways in which
the world has demanded obeisance. It was
once, away up onthetop of the Temple, thnt
Satan commanded the Holy One of Naza
reth to kneel before him. But it is not
now so much on the top of ehurches as
dowt in the aisle and the pew and the pul
pit that Satan tempts the espousers of the
Christian faith to kneel before him. Why
was it that the Platonic philosophers of
early times, as well as Toland, Spinoza and
Bolingbroke of later days, were so madly
opposed to Christianity? Certainly not be
cause it favored Immoralities, or arrested
civilization, or dwarfed the intellect. The
genuine reason, whether admitted or not,
wns because the religion of Christ paid no
respect to their intellectual vanities.
Blount and Boyle, and the hosts of infidels
hatched out by the vile reign of Charles
the Second, as reptiles crawl out of a marsh
of slime, could not keep their patience, be
cause, as they passed along, there were sit
ting In the gate of the church such men as
Matthew, and Mark, and Luke, and John
who would not bend an inch in respect to
Satan told our first parents that they
would become as gods if they would only
reach up and take a taste of the fruit.
They tried it and failed, but their descend
ants are not yet satisfied with the experi
ment. We have now many desiring to be
as gods, reaching up after yet another
apple. Reason, scornful of God's Word,
may foam and strut with the proud wrath
of a Hainan, and attempt to compel the
homage of tho good, but in the presence of
men and angels It shall be confounded.
"God shall smite thee, thou whited wall."
When science began to make Its brilliant
discoveries there were great facts brought
to light that seemed to overthrow the
truth of the Bible. Tho archaeologist with
his crowbar, and the geologist with his
hammer, and the chemist with his bat
teries, charged upon the Bible. Moses's
account of the creation seemed denied by
the very structure of the earth. The
astronomer wheeled around his telescope
until the heavenly bodies seemed to mar
shal themselves against the BlDle as the
stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
Observatories and universities rejoiced at
what they considered tho extinction of
Christianity. They gathered new courage
at what thev considered past victory, and
pressed on their conquest into the kingdom
of nature until, alas for them! they dis
covered too muoh. God's Word had only
boon lying in ambush that, In some un
guarded moment, with a sudden Dound, it
might tear infidelity to pieces.
It was as when Joshua attacked the city
of Al. He selected thirty thousand men,
and concealed most of them; then with a
few men he assailed the city, which poured
out its numbers and strength upon
Joshua's little band. According to previ
ous plan, they fell back in seeming defeat,
but, aftor all the proud Inhabitants of the
city had been brought out of their homes,
and had joined in the pursuit of Joshua,
suddenly that brave man haltod in his
flight, and with his spear pointing toward
the city, thirty thousand men bounded
from the thickets as panthers spring to
their prey, and the pursuers were dashed
to pieces, while the hosts of Joshua pressed
up to the city, and with their lighted
torches tossed it into flame. Thus it was
that the discoveries of science seemed to
give temporary victory against God and
the Bible, and for a while the church acted
ns if she were on a retreat; but when all
the opposers of God and truth had joined
in the pursuit; and were sure of the field,
Christ gave the signal to His church, and
turning, they drove back their foes in
shame. There was found to be no an
tagonism between nature and revelation.
The universe and tho Bible were found to
be the work of the same hand, two strikes
of the same pen, their authorship the siimt
Again: Learn the lesson that pride goeth
before a fall. Was any man ever so far up
as Human, who tumbled so far down? Yes,
on a smaller scale every day the world sees
the same thing. Against their very ad
vantages men trip Into destruction. When
God humbles proud men.it is usually at the
moment of their greatest arrogancy. If
there be a man in your community greatly
puffed up with worldly success, you have
but to stand a little while and you will see
Him come down. You say, I wonder that
God allows that man togo on riding over
others' heads and making great assump
tions of power. There is no wonder about
it. Haman has not yet got to tho top.
Pride is a commander, well plumed ami
caparisoned, but it leads forth a dark anil
frowning host. We have the best of author
ity for saying that "Pride goeth beforo de
struction und a haughty spirit before n
fall." The arrows from the Almighty's
quiver are apt to strike a man when on the
wing. Goliath shakes his great spear In
defiance, but the small stones from tbe
brook Elah made bim stagger and fall
like an ox under the butcher's bludgeon.
He who is down cannot fall. Vessels scud
ding under bare poles do not feel the force
of the storm, but those with all sails set
capsize at the sudden descent of the temp
Again: this Oriental tale reminds us of
the fact that wrongs we prepare for others
return upon ourselves. The gallows that
Haman built for Mordecai became the
Prime Minister's strangulation. Robe
spierre, who sent so many to the guillo
tine, had his own head chopped off by the
horrid instrument. The evil you practice
on others will recoil upon your own pate.
Slanders come home. Oppressions coaie
home. Cruelties come home.
You will yet be a lackey walking beside
the very charger on which you expected to
ride others down. When Charles the First,
who had destroyed Strafford, was about to
be beheaded, he said, "I basely ratified an
unjust sentence, and the similar injustice
I am now to undergo is a sensible retribu
tion for the punishment I Inilioted on an
innocent man." Lord Jetties, aftor in
carcerating many innocent and good peo
ple in London Tower, was himself impris
oned in the same place, where the shade*
of those whom he had maltreated seemed
to haunt him, so that he kept crying to his
attendants: "Keep them off, gentlemen,
for God's sake, keep them off!" The chick
ens had come homo to roost. The body of
Bradshaw, the English judge, who had
been ruthless and cruel in his decisions,
was taken from his splendid tomb in West
minster Abbey, and nt Tyburn hung on a
gallows from morning until night in tho
presence of jeering multitudes. Haman's
gallows came a little late, but it came.
Opportunities fly In a straight line, and
just touch us as they pass from eternity to
eternity, but the wrongs we do others fly
In a circle, and however the circle muy
widen out, they are sure to come back to
tho point from which they started. There
are guns that kick!
Furthermore, let the story of Haman
teach us how quickly turns the wheel of
fortune. One day, excepting the king,
Haman was the mightiest man in Persia;
but the next day, a lackey. So wo go up,
and so we come down. You seldom find
any man twenty years in the same circum
stances. Of those who, in political life
twenty years ago were most prominent,
how few remain in consplcuity. Political
parties make certain men do their hard
work, and then, after using them as hacks,
turn them out on the commons to die.
Every four years there is a complete revo
lution, and about five thousand men who
ought certainly to be the next President
are shamefully disappointed; while some,
who this day are obscure and poverty
stricken, will ride upon the shoulders of
the people, and take their turn nt admira
tion and the spoils of office. Oh how
quickly the wheels turnl Ballot-boxes are
the steps on which men come down quite
as often ae they go up. Of those who were
long ago successful in the accumulation
of property, how few have not met with re
verses! while many of those who then were
straitened in circumstances now hold the
I bonds and Irank keys of the nation. 01 all
flokle things in the world, fortune Is the
Again: thin Hainan's history shows nt
that outward possessions and clrcum<
stances cannot make a man happy. Whtls
yet fully vested in authority ana the chiei
adviser of the Persian monarch, and every
thing that equipage and pomp and splen
dor of residence oould do were his, ne is
an object lesson of wretchedness. There
are to-day more aching sorrows under
crowns of royalty than under the ragged
caps of the houseless. Much of the world's
affluence and gaiety Is only misery in oolors.
Many a woman seated in the street at her
apple-stand is happier than the great bank
ers. The mountains of worldly honor are
covered with perpetual snow. Tamerlane
conquered half the world, but oould not
subdue his own fears. Ahab goes to bed,
sick, because Naboth will not sell him his
vineyard. Herod is in agony because a lit
tle child is born down in Bethlehem. Great
Felix trembles because a poor minister will
preach rlgnteousness, temperance and
Judgment to come. From the time of Louis
the Twelfth to Louis the Eighteenth was
there a straw-bottomed chair in France
that did not sit more solidly than the great
throne on which the French kings reigned?
Were I called to sketch misery in Its
worst form, I would not go up the dark
alley of the poor, but up the highway over
which prancing Bucephali strike the
sparks with their hoofs and between statu
ary and parks of stalking deer. Wretch
edness Is more bitter when swallowed from
gemmed goblets than from earthen pitcher
or pewter mug. If there are young peo
ple here who are looking for this posi
tion and that circumstance, thinking that
worldly success will bring peace to the
soul, let them shatter the delusion. It Is
not what we get, it is what we are. Dan
iel among the lions is happier than King
Darius on his throne. And when life Is
closing, brilliancy of worldly surroundings
will bo no solace. Death Is blind, and
sees no difference between a king and his
clown, between the Nazarone and the
Athenian, between a bookless hut and a
In olden time the man who was to re
ceive the honors of knighthood was re
quired to spend the previous night fully
armed, and with shield and lance to walk
up and down among the tombs of the
dead. Through all the hours of that
night his steady step was heard, and, when
morning dawned, amid grand parade and
the sound of cornets the honors of
knighthood were bestowed. Thus it shall
be with the good man's soul in the night
before heaven. Fully armed with shield
and sword and helmet, he shall watch and
wait until the darkness fly and the morn
ing break, and ainid the sound of celestial
hnrpings the soul shall take the honors of
heaven amid the Innumerable throng with
robes snowy white streaming over seas of
Mordecai will only have to wait for his
day of triumph. It took all the preceding
trials to make a proper background for his
after successes. The scaffold built for him
makes all the more imposing and pictur
esque the horse into whose long white
mano he twisted his Augers at the mount
ing. You want ot least two misfortunes,
hard as flint, to strike Are. Heavy and
long continued snows In the winter are
signs of good crops next summer. So,
many have yielded wonderful harvests of
benevolence, and energy because they were
a long while snowed under. We must have
a good many hard falls before we learn to
walk straight. It is in the black anvil of
trouble that men hammer out their for
tunes. Sorrows taki up men on their
shoulders ind enthrone them. Tonics are
nearly always bitter. Men, like fruit trees,
are barren unless trimmed with sharp
knives. They are like wheat—all the bet
ter for the flailing. It required the prison
darkness and ohlll to make John Bunyan
dream. It took Delaware ice and cold
feet at Valley Forge, and the whizz of bul
lets, to make a Washington. Paul, when he
climbed up on the beach at Mellta, shiver
ing in his wet clothes, was more of a Chris
tian than when theship struck the break
ers. Frescott, the historian, saw better
without his eyes than he could ever have
with them. Mordecai, despised at the gate,
is only predecessor of Mordecai, grandly
Late New* Paragraphed.
Twenty-live applications for pensions on
account of tho Maine disaster have been
Ceylon and the Straits Settlement, Haytl
and the Dutch West Indies have declared
The Bertillon system of identifying
criminals has been adopted in tho Denver
(Col.) Police Department.
Meat in the shops at Santiago do Cuba,
81.50 p pound; eggs, 91.50 a dozen; milk,
SI a quart; goats, £3O a piece.
The University of Oxford has rejected the
proposed innovation of a Final Honor
School of Agricultural Science.
By the operation of tho age limit retire
ment law Acting Rear Admiral Sampson
will soon become a Commodore.
Two hundred nnd forty-three prisoners
of war, the passengers and crews of prize
vessels, were paroled at Key West.
The Woman's School Alliance In Mil
waukee, Wis., provides clothing for poor
children to enable them to attend school.
It Is estlmnted in San Francisco that
520,000,000 would be shipped from Dawson
City to San Francisco within the next twc
Mrs. Betsy Trout, who celebrated the one
hundred and first anniversary of her birth
at her home, in Earl, Penn., August 13
last, Is dead.
It is announced officially that the Gov
ernment will pay all volunteer troops for
the time between the dates of enlistment
A Chinaman enlisted In the army at
Santa Ana, Cal., and Cbfneso in San Fran
cisco are contributing funds to the Red
The colony of beavers In tho National
Zoological Park at Washington have con
structed three large dams, one of which is
four feet high.
The Senate passed a bill conferring
American register on the steamship China,
which has been chartered as a transport
for the Manila expedition.
Thirty-nine of the crew of the Spanish
steamer Rita, captured off Torto Rico,were
taken to New York to be sent to Spain by
the Austro-Hungarian Consul.
A sheet containing war news, oondensed
from the newspapers each morning and
printed at the printing-office nt Joliet, 111.,
is passed Into the cell ot each prisoner at
two o'clock every afternoon.
J. W. Howard, son of General 0. O. How
ard, obtained his commission as Major of
volunteer engineers In the army without
the aid or influence of any one. He was
appointed on merit after having passed a
A pamphlet Issued by the State Depart
ment containing information as to the re
sources of the Philippines shows the isl
ands to contain valuable deposits of gold
which can be easily mined. The natives
are highly spoken of.
A citizen of West Newton, Mass., who was
reported to have made some slighting re
marks about the Stars aud Stripes, found
his doorsteps painted red, white and blue
when he woke up the other morning, and
smnll bits of red, white and blue paper
scattered all over his lawn,
A Hallway's Huge Ice BUI.
Among the many expenses borne b»'
railroad companies the ice bill figures quUte
prominently. For Instance, on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad It Is expeculd it
will take overso,ooo tons of ice this yftar to
meet the requirements of the Tho
greater portion is used in connection with
shipment of perishable goods; theftmlance
In the passenger train service. AgKat deal
of this Ice is put up by the compav In Its
own ice bouses, but as the past wiißer has
been so warm a very large proportßn will
have to be purchased. m
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST
IN MANY WAYS.
Jamie's Interpretation—An Oriental Fa
hie From Which We Majr Learn a
Helpful Lesson—The First Glass Is
the First Step In Drunkenness.
Sandy MoPherson was fond ot his wife,
And of Jamie, his little son,
But fonder was he of the dram shop fine
Where he went when his work was done.
One night as he slept he dreamed a dream:
That a plump and pompous rat,
Followed by two so lean and weak
That they would not tempt a cat.
Passed by his door. Behind the threo
Followed a blind one near.
He woke and pondered over his dream,
But could not make it clear.
His wife, too. studied at it In vain.
But Jamie looked so wise
That Sandy said, "Coom, laddie, an tell —
I see It In yer eyes."
"Ay, feyther," said Jamie eagerly,
"The fat rat is the mon
Who keaps the public-house, ye ken,
Whore ye sae aft hae gone.
"An' the twa lean rats are mlther an' me,
An' the blind ane—shall I tell?"
The father nodded. Said Jamie, low,
"The blind ane Is—yersell"
"Yer rlcht!" cried Sandy McPherson then.
Though his face was red with shame;
"Y'er rlcht, my laddie, au' I'm all wrang,
An' weel desarve yer blame!"
But listen, now. As the days went by
And his dull, bleared eyes grew clear,
And you would not know him, the wife or
For he had no rats to fear.
An Arab Legend.
The Arabs have a fable from which we
may learn a helpful lesson.
Once upon a time a millor, shortly after
he had latn down for an afternoon nap,was
startled by a camel's nose being thrust In
at the door of the house.
"It is very cold outside," said the camel;
"I only wish to get my nose in."
The miller was au easy kind of a man,
and so the nose was let in.
"The wind is very sharp," sighed the
camel; "pray ullow me to put my neck in
This request was also allowed and the
neck was nlso thrust in.
"How fast the rain begins to fall! I shall
get wet through. Will you let me place my
shoulders under cover?"
This, too, was granted; and so the camel
asked for a little, and a little more, until he
had pushed his whole body Inside the
The miller soon began to be put to much
trouble by the rude companion he had got
in his room, which was not large enough
for both, and as the rain was over, civilly
nsked him to depart.
"If you don't like It you may leave," sauc
ily replied the beust. "As for myself, I
know when I am well off, and shall stay
where I am."
This is a very good story; we hope the
| Arabs are all the wiser una better for it;
] but let us also try to turu it to good uc-
There is a camel knocking at the heart
of us all, young nnd old, seeking to be let
i in; its name Is Sin. It comes silently and
craftily, and knocks: "Let me In;" only a
very small part at first. So In comes the
nose; and It is not long before, little by lit
tle, It gains entire possession. Once in
possession, the master soon becomes the
tyrant. Thus It Is that bad thoughts enter
the heart; then bad wishes arise; then
wrong deeds; until evil habits rule. "It is
the first step that leads astray;" If the first
step Is not taken, the second will never be
It is the first glass thot Is the first step
in the path of drunkonnass.
More Brain and Less Whisky.
Fnr be It from the descendant of a long
! line of seamen to bo a willing heretic.
| Nevertheless, we protest against those pa
! gan notions derived from the devotees of
Bacchus and believers in Neptune, which
still rule deck and yard. When men really
believed In the muddy god of the trid«nt,
It was appropriate that, as the ship llrst
touched water, a bottle of wine should be
offered In propitiation of Neptune. Our
highly specialized commanders need not
less, but more brain, and whisky is a brain
thief. Those who, per ulium, pour whisky
over the bow from a broken bottlo ore
very likely to make a funnel of their
throats. What has come of such proced
ure is known to readers of naval records.
Are sailors in more danger from strong
drink than soldiers? We do not affirm this.
We do but believe that some of the most
awful disasters that hove overtaken the
arms of the United States, both on land
and sea, have come from alcohol in the
stomach and on the brain. Who does not
recall our "Oneida" and the British "Vic
toria," both of which went down like a
flash? Perhaps alcohol had nothing to do
with either disaster. Some think it hod.
It can be shown that the decline of Dutch
sea power ran parallel with the Increase of
the use of strong drink.
It is a matter of prosaic fact that the
abolition of the grog ration In the British
service marked a tremendous advance in
the health, morals and strength of the en
tire service. —llev. Dr. Griffith,in Indepen
Haste to the Rescue.
From the camps of soldiers ot different
points information comes of rum's mis
chievous work among our brave boys. On
every side they are exposed to the snares
of rum's agents, and not a few have already
fallen victims. Let us haste to the rescue.
What is done must be done quickly. Tiie
friends of temperance knowing as tlvey do
the value of temperance, the arts of the
tempter, the availability of means to save,
should put forth every effort and aot leave
this large body of brave men to perish.
Government should be appealed to to sup
press by Its strong arm the murderous
traffic, especially In the environments of
the camps. Again nnd again, even In large
cities, this was done during the Civil War.
The people have an Interest in/this mntter
and have o right to speak. Liet money be
raised and men be sent through the camps
to worn and admonish, to e&courage and
cheer, nnd see thot temperance trocts ond
temperance papers are circulated. —Tem-
Forceful Argument liToin a Grocer.
An Indiana grocer prints the following in
his circular, addressed to patrons: "Notice
is hereby given that A\ you will como to my
store three times n <fluy during the next yeat
and purchase a dr,litik of whiskey each time,
paying ten cents,' a drink, ot the end of tho
year I will don/ate five barrels of my best
flour, one hiyhdred pounds of fine granula
ted sugar, one hundred pounds of rice, ten
pounds of <i;offee, ten gullons of syrup, fifty
yards of, calico, three pairs of shoes, one
■J10.50 cl-onk for your wife; nud then I will
linve |HiO left to pay for the liquor you
I Temperance News and Notes.
Every man should shun liquor drinking
112 as he would taking arsenic.
In these days of struggle for existence
the working and business man cannot af
ford to spend money on liquor.
As a man drinks he usually grows reck
less, the more "drams" the less "soruples."
"Why did you lean over that empty
cask?"" "I am mourning over depnrted
Alcohol Is God's onemy nnd the devil's
The skeleton In the closet is a long
necked bottle. .
A Fatality Avoided
From (he Democrat. Goshen, Ind.
When neuralgia is accompanied by a dull,
heavy pain near the heart, frequently be
coming Intense, it generally terminates
(atally. Mrs. Nanoy Flynn, who lives near
Goshen, Indiana, survived such un attack
and bur advice is worth heeding.
"In the fall of '92," Bhe said, "I began
to have trouble with my heart. There was
a sharp pain in my breast whi/eh became
rapidly worse. The doctor was puzzled
und put me under the Influence of opiates.
These sharp attacks followed one another
at intervals and I became wealc and had a
haggard look. I was constantly in pain,
seldom slept and had no appetite.
"At the end of two years I was confined
to my couch most of the time and the doc
tors agreed that my death was only a mat
ter of a short time.
I "One day
t fc|s I I noticed in
tOTC a news ' ,nper
tH- SPll/nr woman hav
n >-J cured of
B I l neuralgia of
IL3 \ [T 1 i _ the heart by
===«s§3ijsr:, \X II Dr. Wlll
- It lams' Pink
/?CT rW% \ Pills for
— ~~ P a l° People
U and 1 con
-'S„. eluded t o
A Serious rime. try them.
"When Iliad finished one box I noticed
nn improvement in my condition, and when
I had taken twelve boxes I was completely
cured. 'Those pills have done for you
what we could not do,' said one of my
physicians, 'they have saved your life.'
"That was two years ago and my heart
has not troubled me since. I believe I owe
my life to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People, and I take pleasure In telling oth
ers about thein."
Among the many forms of neuralgia are
headache, nervousness, paralysis, apoplexy
and locomotor ataxia. Some of these were
considered incurable until Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People were formu
lated. To-day thousands testify to having
been cured of such diseases by these pills.
Doctors frequently prescribe them and
all druggists sell them.
The barking of a dog on the earth can be
he.aid by a balloonist at an elevation of
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boila, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets, —beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
A Turkish turban of the largest size
contains twenty yards of the llnest and
Try Allen'* Foot-Kaic,
A powder to shake In the shoes. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try Al
len's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and makes
walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating
feet, blisters and callous spots. Believes
corns and bunions of pain and gives rest and
comfort. Try it to-day. Sold by all druggists
and shoe stores for 25c. Trial package FItEE.
Address, Allen 8. Olmsted, Le ltoy, N. Y.
Over 130,000 pounds of Ivory were dis
posed of at auction sale in Antwerp re
Christian Endeavor Meeting, Nashville
The Southern Railway announces for this
occasion tickets will be sold at one fare for
the round trip. Tickets on sale July 3d to,
sth. The route of the Southern Railway is
via Washington and through the "Land of
the Sky" (Ashevllle), Knoxville, Chattan
ooga 'Lookout Mountain). I'hlckamaugaand
other points of interest through the South.
The Limited leaves New York daily at 4.20 p.
M„ and lias through sleeping car service New
York to Nashville without change. For full
particulars, descriptive matter, etc., call on
or address Alex. S. Thwcatt, Eastern Passen
ger Agent, 271 Broadway, New York.
It is said that cats enn smell even during
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Mfo Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-
Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, SOc or (t. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet und sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Boston hns established a municipal la
To Cure A Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 35c.
Old-f.'ishloned lavender perfume ha 9
come Lack to favor.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness a iter llrst day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nervo Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise free
Dn. H. 11. KLINK. Ltd.,(Ml Arch St..Phlla.,Pa.
M issourl hSs more chickens than any
ott.er State in the Union.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
' Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure. 50c, tl. All druggists.
Scarlet flowers are said to &tand drought
better than any others.
S. K. Coburn, Mgr. Clarle Scott, writes: "I
find Hall's Catarrh Cure a valuable remedy."
Druggists sell it, 75c.
The people of the • United States use
490,000,000 matches every day.
Mrs. Winsiow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, sol teas the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c.a bottle.
The Quakers are the most largely repre
sented community in the British Parlia
"I have used your valuable CASCA
RETS and And them perfect. Couldn't do
without them. 1 have used them for some time
for indigestion and biliousness and am now com
pletely cured. Recommend them, to every one.
Once tried, you will never be without them In
the family." EDW A. MAKX, Albany, N. Y.
TRADE MM* mOMWHW^^^r
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
flood. Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 26c, 50c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Sterling fmyur, Chtnf*, Montreal, N«w Ynrfc. SCI
M-Tn.nin Sold and guaranteed by all drug
■ I U-DAb gists to CVKE Tobacco Habit.
"A Fair Face May Prove a Foul Bargain." Marry a
Plain Girl if She lleee
John Nicholas .brown, who gave
$200,000 for a public library building
in the city of Providence, a little more
than a year ago, has recently in
creased this amonnt to nearly $250,-
000, in order that the building may bo
placed in proper surroundings.
The largest tank steamer in the
world will be launched at the Roach
shipyards, in Chester, Penn. The
capacity will bo 720,000 gallorw of oil.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the CALIFORNIA. FIG SYRUP
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the CALI
FORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
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A MALAMA CESiTM/wJ'iriSD.
Tde History of JOHNSOH'S
For malaria, chills and Fever, and Livei
Complaints, Is unparalleled In He annals
ot a medicine.
THEY CURE. NO MERCURY*
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Borough of Richmond, N.Y<
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THC FREIGHT. BEST SCALES. LEASt
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GA I I Heals ami stains the sore while
#% m ia the borne is at work.
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r UW Utn jo «'t". Per fun.
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M CURES WHERE M.L ELSt f*na Ed
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