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DR. TALMAGES SERMON.
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED
Subject: "Divine Direction" Advice
Aimed to Cheer Those Who Keel They
Have So Especial Mission in tho World
•—Follow God's Guidance.
TF.XT: "To this end was I born." —John
After rilate had suicided, tradition says
that his body was thrown into the Tiber,
and such storms ensued on and about that
river that his body was taken out and
thrown into the Rhone, and similar dis
turbances swept that river and its banks.
Then the body was taken out and moved to
Lausanne, and putin a deeper pool, which
immediately became tho centre of similar
atmospheric and aqueous disturbances.
Though these are fanciful and false
traditions, they show the execration with
which the world looked upon Pilate. It
was before this man when he wns in full
life and power that Christ was arraigned
as in a court of oyer and terminer. Pilate
said to his prisoner, "Art thou a king,
then?" and Jesus answered, "To this end I
was born." Sure enough, although all
earth nnd hell arose to keep Him down.
He is to-day empalnced. enthroned nnd
coroneted King of earth and King or
heaven That is what He came for, and
that is what He accomplished.
By the time a child reaches ten years of
age the parents begin to discover that
child's destiny, but by the time he or she
reaches fifteen years of age the question
is on the child's lips: "What shall I do?
What am I going to be? What was I made
for?" It is a sensible and righteous ques
tion, and the youth ought to keep asking
It until it is so fuliy answered thnt the
young man, or young woman, can say
with as much truth as its author, though
on a less expansive scale, "To this end was
There is too much divine skill shown in
the physical, mentnl and moral aonstitu
tion of the ordinary human being to sup
pose that he wns constructed without any
divine purpose. If you take me out of
some vast plain and show ms a pillared
temple surmounted by a dome like St.
Peter's, and having a floor of precious
stones and arches that must have taken the
brain of the greatest draftsman to design
nnd walls scrolled and niched and paneled
and wainscoted and painted, aud I should
ask you what this building was put up for,
aud you answered, "For nothing at all,"
how could I believe you? And it is impos
sible for me to believe that any ordinary
human being who has in his muscular,
nervous and cerebral organization more
wonders than Christopher Wren lifted in
St. Paul's, or Phidias ever chiseled on the
Acropolis and built in such a way that it
shall last long after St. Paul's Cathedral is
as much a ruin as the Parthenon—that
such a being was constructed for no other
purpose and to execute no mission and
without any divine intention toward some
end. The object of this 6ermon is to help
you find out what you are made for and
help you find your sphere and assist you
into that condition where you can say with
certainty and emphasis and enthusiasm
and triumph, "To this end was 1 born."
First, I discharge you from all responsi
bility for most of your environments. You
are not responsible for your parentage or
grandparentage. You are not responsible
for any of the cranks that may have lived
in your ancestral line and who, 100 years
betore vou were born, may have lived a
style of life that more or less affects you
to-day. You are not responsible for the
fact that your temperament is sanguine or
melancholic or bilious or lymphatic or
nervous. Neither are you respons.ble for
the place of your nativity, whether among
the granite hills of New England or the
cotton plantations of Louisiana or on the
banks of the Clyde or the Dneiper or the
Shannon or the Seine. Neither are you
responsible for the religion taught in your
father's house, or the irrellgion. Do not
bother yourself about what you can
not help or about circumstances that you
did not decree.
Take things as they aro and decide the
question so that you shall be able safely to
say, "To this cud was I born." How will
you decide it? By direct application to
the only Being in the universe who is com
petent to tell you—the Lord Almighty. Bo
you know the reason why He is the only
one who can tell? Because Ho can see
everything between your cradle and your
grave, though the grave be eighty years
off, and besides that He is the only
Being who can see what has been
happening in the last 500 years In
your ancestral line, and for thousnnds
of years clear back to Adam, and
there is not one person in ull that ances
tral Hue of 0000 years but has somehow af
fected your character, and even old Adam
himself will sometimes turn up in your dis
position. The onlv Being who can take
all things that pertain to you into consid
eration is God, and Ho is the one you can
USK. Life is so short we have no time to
experiment with occupations and profes
sions. The reason we have so many dead
failures is that parents decided for chil
dren what they shall do, or children them
selves, wrought on by some whim or fancy,
decide for themselves, without any iru
plontion ot divine guidance. So wo have
now in pulpits men making sermons who
ought to be in blacksmith shops making
plowshares, and we have in the law those
who Instead of ruining the cases of their
clients ought to be pounding shoe lasts,
nnd doctors who are the worst hindrances
to their patients' convalescence, and ar
tists trying to paint landscapes who ought
to be whitewashing board fences, while
there are others making bricks who ought
to be remodeling constitutions or shoviug
planes who ought to be transforming litera
tures. Ask God übout what worldly busi
ness you shall undertake until you are so
positive you can in earnestness smite your
hand on your plow handle, or your car
penter's bench, or your Blackstone's "Com
mentaries," or your medical dictionary, or
your Br. Dick's "Didactic Theology," say
ing, "For this ond was I born." There are
children who early develop natural affini
ties for certain styles of work. When the
father of the astronomer Forbes was going
to London he asked his children what
presont he should bring each one of the*n.
The boy who was to be an astronomer cried
out, "Bring me a telescope!"
And there are children whom you find all
by themselves drawing on their slates, or
oiipaper, ships, or houses, or birds, und
you know they are to be draftsmen or archi
tects of some kind. And you find others
ciphering out difficult probloms with rare
interest and success, and you know they
nre to be mathematicians. And others
making wheels and strange contrivances,
and you know they nre going to be mach
inists. And others are found experiment
ing with hoe and plow and sickle, and you
know they will be farmers. And others
nre always swapping jackknives or balls or
bats, and making soinethlug by the bar
gain. aud they are going to be merchants.
When Abbe de Bance had so advanced in
studying Greek thnt li« could translate
Anacreon at twelve years of ago, there was
no doubt left that he was intended for a
scholnr. But iu almost every lad there
comes a time when ho does not know what
he was made for, and bis parents do not
know, and it is a crisis that God only can
decide. Then there are those born for
some especial work, and their fitness
does not develop until quite late. Whon
Philip Doddridge, whose sermons ami
books have harvested uncounted soul
for glory, begun to study for the min
lstry, Dr. Calumy, • one of the wlse.'-
and best men, advised him to turn hi
thoughts to some other work. Isaac Bar
row, the eminent olergyman and Christian
scientist—his books standard now, though
he has been dead over 200 years—was the
dlsheartenment ot his futher, who used to
say that if it pleused Godtotuke any of his
children away he hoped it might be his son
Isaac. So some of those who have beeq
characterized for stupidity In boyhood oi
girlhood have turned out the mightiest
benefactors or benefactresses of the human
race. These things being so am I not right
in saying that in many cases Ood only
knows what Is the most appropriate thing
lor you to do, and He is the one to ask?
And let nil parents und all schools and all
universities and all colleges recognize this,
and a large number of those who spent
their best years in stumbling about busi
nesses and occupations, now trying this nnd
now trying that, and fnilirj? in all, would
be able togo ahead with a definite, de
cided and tremendous purpose, saying, "Tc
this end was I born."
But my subject now mounts into the
momentous. Lot mo say that you are
made for usefulness nnd heaven. I
judge this from tho way you are built.
You go into a shop where there is only
one wheel turning and that by a work
man's foot on a treadle, aud you say to
yourself, "Here is something good being
done, yet on a small scale," but if you go
into a factory covering many acres and you
find thousands of bands pulling on thou
sands of wheels and shuttles flying and
the whole scene bewildering with activi
ties, driven by water or steam or electric
power, you conclude that the factory was
put up to do great work and on a vast
scale. Now, I look at you, and if I should
find that you bad only one faculty of body,
only one muscle, only one nerve, if you
could see but not hear or could hear und
not see, if you had tho use of only one foot
or one hand, and, as to your higher nature,
if you had only one mental faculty and you
had memory but no judgment or judgment
but no will, and if you had u soul with
only one capacity, I would say not much
is expected of you. But stand up, Oman,
and let mo look you squarely in the
face! Eyes capable of seeing everything.
Ears capable of hearing everything.
Haqds capable of grasping everything.
Minds with more wheels than uny fac
tory ever turned, more power than any
Corliss engine ever moved. A soul that will
outlive all the universe except heaven, and
would outlive all heaven if tho life of tho
other immortals were a moment short of
the eternal. Now, what has tho world a
right to expect of you? What has God a
right to demand of you? God is the great
est of economists In the universe, aud He
makes nothing uselessly, and for what pur
pose did He build your body, mind and soul
as they are built? There arc only two be
ings in the universe who can imswer thnt
question. The angels do not know. The
schools do not know. Your kindred cannot
certainly know. God knows, aud you ought
to know. A factory running at an expense
of $500,000 a year and turning out goods
worth seventy cents a year would not be
such an incongruity as you. Oman, with
such semi-infinite equipment doing noth
ing, or next to nothing, In the way of use
fulness! "What shall I do?" you ask. My
brethren, my sisters, do not ask me. Ask
God. There's some path of Christian use
fulness open. It may be a rough path or
it may be a smooth path, a long path or a
short path. It may bo on a mount of eon
spicuity or in a valley unobserved, but it is
a path on which you can start with such
faith and such satisfaction and such cer
tainty that you can cry out in the face of
earth and hull and heaven, "To this end I
You have examined the family Bible aud
explored the family records, and you may
have seen daguerreotypes of some of the
kindred of previous generations, you have
had photographs taken of what you were
iu boyhood or girlhood, and what you were
ten years later, and it is very interesting to
any one to be able to lco!: back upon pic
tures of what he was ten or twenty or
thirty years ago. But have you ever had a
picture taken of what you may be nnd
what you will be if you seek after God aud
feel the spirit's regenerating power? Where
shall I plant the camera to take the pic
ture? X plant it on this platform. I direct
it toward you. Sit still or stand still while
I take the picture. It shall be au instan
taneous picture. There! I have it. It is
done. You can see the picture in its im
perfect state and get some idea of what it
will be when thoroughly developed. There
is your resurrected body, so brilliant that
the noonday sun is a patch of midnight
compared with it. There is your soul, so
pure that all the forces of diabolism could
not spot it with an imperfection. There
is your being, so miguty and so swift
that flight from heaven to Mercury or
Jlars or Jupiter and back again to heaven
would not weary you, nnd a world on each
shoulder would not crush you. Au eye
that shull never sued a tear. Au energy
that shall never feel a fatigue. A brow
thnt shall never throb with pain. You aro
young again, though you died of decrepi
tude. You are well again, though you
coughed orshivered yourself into the toinb.
Your everyday associates are the apostles
und prophets aud martyrs, and the most
exalted souls, masculine nnd feminine, ot
all the centuries. The archangel to you no
einbarra-smeut. Ood Himself your present
and everlasting joy. That is an instan
taneous picture of what you may; be and
what I am sure some of you will be.
If you realize thnt it is au imperfect pic
ture my apology is what the apostle John
said, "It doth not yet appear what we
shall be." "To this end was I bo'n."
If I did not think so I would be over
whelmed with melancholy. The world
does very well for a little while, eighty
or 100 or 150 years, and I think that
human longevity may yet bo improved
up to that prolongation, for now there
is so little room between our cradle and t
our grave we cannot accomplish much;
but who would waut to dwell in this
world for all eternity? Some think this
earth will finally be turned into a heaven.
Perhaps It may, but it would have to
undergo radical repairs and thorough
eliminations and evolutions and revolu
tions und transformations infinite to
make it desirable for eternal residence.
All the east winds would have to become
west winds, nnd all the winters changed to
springtides, and all the volcauoes extin
guished, and the oceans chained to their
beds, and theepidemics forbidden entrance,
and the world so fixed up thnt I think it
would take more to repair this old world
than to mnke an entirely new one.
In the seventeenth century all Europe
was threatened with a wave of Asiatic bar
barism and Vienna was especially be
sieged. The king and his court had fled
and nothing could save the city from be
ing overwhelmed unless the king of Po-
Inud, John Sobloski, to whom they had
sent for help, should with his army come
down for the relief, and from every roof
and tower the inhabitants of Vienna
watched and waited and hoped until on
the morning of September 11 the rising
sun threw an unusual and unparalleled
brilliancy. It was the reflection of the
sun on the swords and shields and helmets
of John Sobieski aud his army coming
down over the hills to the rescue, nnd that
day not onlv Vienna, but Europe, was
saved. And see you not, O ye souls be
sieged with slu and sorrow, that light
breaks In, the swords and the shields and
the helmets of divine rescue bathed in the
rising sun of heavenly deliverance?
Let everything else go rather than let
What a strange thing bo to feel
oneself born to an earthly crown, but you
have been born for a throne on which you
inuy reign after the last monarch of all the
earth shall have gone to dust. I Invite
you to start now for your own coronation,
to come in and take the title deeds to your
everlasting inheritance. Through an im
passioned prayer, take heaven and all of
1 its raptures.
What a poor farthing is all that this
vorld can offer you compared with pardon
icre and life Immortal beyond the star*
liniess this side of them there be a place
urge enough and beautiful enough and
enough for al! the ransomed! Wher
ever It be. In what world, whether near by
or far away, In this or some other con
| stoliation, hail, home of light, and love and
ilessednessl Through the atoning mercy
it Christ, may we all get there!
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN J
THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST;
IN MANY WAYS.
The Politician'! Plea to tlie Voter—The
Value of Pare Diet and Natural Cura
tive Agencies In the Treatment of the
Disease of Drunkenness.
To the brewers, bar-keeepers, and brothels
The protection of law that permits them to
And we say to them softly, "stay by us! |
On your way, to our Rain, while we gar
ner your gold!" t
And we say to the pulpits—which meekly
"Let the party alone and the party will pay;'
Pour the gospel of love sweetly over the
But the Decalog do not too widely dif
We are proud of the revenue records that
Of the toll-gates maintained on the high
way to hell;
We delight in the leeches that suck the
Of the heart of the home, of the mother
For the manhood betrayed andtho woman
We hold up the red hands of a murderer's
And we boast of our millions, to bribe you
With your ballots ugain, that again wo
Fruit vs. Alcohol.
A writer in an European temperance
Journal calls attention to the value of
fruit as an antidote to the craving for
liquor. He says: In Germany, a nation
greatly in advance of other countries in
matters relating to hygiene, alcoholic dis
ease has been successfully coped with bv
the adoption of pure diet and natural
curative agencies. I have said that the use
of fresh fruit is an antidote for the drink
crave, and this is true. I have met working
men who have told me that fruit has often
taken away the crave for drink; I met a
clergyman recently, who assured me that
a diet consisting largely of fruit had taken
entirely away an hereditary craving that
had troubled him for vears. It may be
asked, how can fruit and pure diet do all
this? The explanation is simple. Fruit
may be called nature's medicine. Every
apple, every orange, every plum and every
grape is a bottle of medicine. An orange
is three parts water —distilled in nature's
laboratory—but this water is rich in
peculiar fruit acids medicinally balanced,
which arc specially cooling to the thirst of
the drunkard, and soothing to the dis
eased state of his stomach. An apple or
an orange eaten when the desire for "a
glass" arises would generally take it
away, aud every victory would make less
stroiig each recurring temptation. The
function of fresh fruit and succulent
vegetables is—not so much to provide
solid nourishment as to supply the needful
acids and salines for the purification of
the blood. Once get the blood pure, every
time its pure nutrient stream bathes the
several tissues of the body, it will bring
away some impurity, aud leave behind an
atom of healthy tissue, until in time the
drunkard shall stand up purilled-*iu his
The Drink Question In Belgium.
For some time past tho drink question
j has been exciting among thoughtful per
! sons in Belgium serious reflections, and
the figures collected by M. Jules Le Jeune,
| ex-Minister of Justice, certainly justify
! them. The population of Belgium is stiil
: less than seven millions, although it will
soon pass that total, but it can boast of
198,000 wino and beer shops, or one for
every thirty-five persons, women and chil
dren included. The total drink bill of tho
country is valued per annum at £20,000,-
100. One-third of that sum is represented
by gin in its several marketable forms
i alone. The compiler of these figures, the
accuracy of which cannot bo impeached,
has no difficulty in showing that this ex
penditure does not represent all the loss to
| the country. To it have to bo added the
1 loss of time, the deterioration in the quali
ty of the work, and llie absolute incapacity
for work that follow in the train of exces
sive drinking. But M. Le Jeuno seeks to
rivet public attention on tho subject by
producing other statistics to show tlint in
1 seventy-four per cent, of the cases of con
victions In criminal courts the cause of the
crime is drink; that seventy-nine per cent.
: of the paupers living in "tho state wero
drunkards: that eighty per cent, of the
; suicides have a similar origin; and. Anally,
| that forty-five per cent, of tho lunatics
were victims to what jg called the alcohol
habit. If the drink question reveals a seri
ous flaw in the prosperity of Belgium, it
must also be allowed thut many of her pub
lic men are fully alive to the peril and
seeking to combat It.—London Timer.,
Ruined by Hum.
The list of persons who have killed them
selves because they have been ruined by
rum Is a long one, and the list of those who
have killed themselves by ruin Is much
| longer. Every day persons who have
spent all their money in buying rum hang
themselves, or make way with themselves
by other methods; every day such persons
are taken to Insane asylums, almshouses
and prisons; every day they are discharged
i from situations; every day they receive
i wounds without cause; every day their wives
; and children, in some cases their husbands
and children, are made wretched by the
! spectacle of their drunkenness. Never
j theless, the people of the United States
! look with favor upon the saloon, because
they are shortsighted enough to think that
it keeps down taxes.—The New York
Drunkards Weaken a Kecimint,
Drunkards are like mill-stones attached
to a regiment; Its greatest weakness and
drawback to Its success and good name.
When this excess abounds in a regiment
there is a want of order and discipline, and
a regiment without both of these can
scarcely bo called an Integral part of the
army. It is then the duty of a good soldier
to live soberly, so that he may keep his
oath, and act with justice to his comrades
and for the honor of his regiment. It should
be the pride of each Individual to do his
duty with exactness, punctuality and fidel
ity; a sober man only can do so.
Degrading to the Intellectual Life.
Suppose a student on his walk to school
should be assaulted by a ruffian that
seized his books, tore them to rags,
smashed his Instruments and flung his
manuscrips In tho gutter, would you not
be entitled to denounce him as a ruffian
who had no regard for Intelleot or culture?
But If Instead of attacking the tools of a
scholar, his assailant Should attack his
brain, stupefy the organ of thought and
feeling, aud paralyse every intellectual
power, would not the injury be infinitely
greater? Drink is such a degrading enemy
to the intellectual life.
Don't drink intoxicating liquor to "pick
you up." You will find that, Instead, it
will throw you down.
The new Oerman civic code disfran
chises all citizens who can't provide tor
their familes because of the drink habit.
Washington City has a temperance bar
room for bicycle women. It is on Penn
sylvania avenue, three blocks from the
Capitol, and is fitted exactly as a bar, ex
cept that the drinks served are non
alcoholic. Seventeen kinds of mixed tem
perance beverages are to be had by the
thirsty bicycle maid after she has had a
long snln. 1
It baa been estimated that a single
plant of the Russian tbistle six feet in
diameter produces 2,000,000 Bee-:ls.
Etherion is the name given by
Cbarles F. Brush, an electriciau, to
an element which he thinks he has
discovered in the atmosphere.
An inch of rnin falling upon an area
of one square mile is equivalent to
nearly 17,500,000 gallons, weighing
145,250,000 pounds, or 64,844 tons.
The beautiful colors seen in the soap
bubble arise from the fact that the
bubble, being very thin, reflects light
from both the outer and inner surfaces
of the film.
While lightning may be seen and its
illumination of clouds and mist may
be recognized when it is even two
hundred miles distant, thunder is
rarely audible more than ten miles.
The thunder from very distant storms,
therefore, seldom reaches the ear.
It lias been shown that, acre for
acre, water is capable of supplying a
much greater quantity of nitrogenous
food for man than land can supply.
The cnltivatiou of water areas is called
agriculture, aud its products, in con
tradistinction to those of agriculture,
are tish, crabs, oysters, clams aud other
edible marine animals.
A THRILL FOR AMERICANS.
Two Stripe* and Three Stars With the
Crest of the Washington*.
In the little church of Wickhain
ford, near Evesham, in the most rural,
unchanged part of England, is a
shrine to which no American can re
pair without a thrill to the centre of
his being, says a writer in the In
ternational. There, ou the north side
of the altar, is a tombstone on which
are carved the Washington arms—two
stripes and three stars—an eagle
springing out of an antique coronet.
The Laitin inscription on the tomb is
to Penelope Washington. The tran
slation is as follows:
"Sacred to the memory of Penelope,
daughter of that most distinguished
and renowned soldier, Col. Henry
Washington. He was descended from
Mir William Washington, knight, of
the county of Northampton, who was
high in favor of those most illustrious
princes and best of kings, Charles the
First and Second, on account of his
gallant and successful military
achievements both in England and in
Ireland. He married Elizabeth, of the
ancient and noble stock of the Pack
ingtons of Westwood, a family of
untarnished loyalty and patriotism.
Sprung from such famous ancestry,
Penelope was a diligent and devout
worshipper of (iod; of her mother
(her only surviving parent) she was
the great consolation; to the sick and
needy she was an exceptionally ready
and generous benefactress. Humble
and chaste aud wedded to Christ
alone, from this transitory life she de
parted to her spouse.
"February 27, Anno Domini 1097."
In a little church not very generally
known, the "Little Trinity," in the
Minories, London, are to be seen the
same "Stars and Stripes" of the old
Washington family. They appear on
one or more of the Dartmouth monu
ments, with which family the Wash
ington* were connected by marriage.
Indian I act'maker*.
Lacemakitig by the Chippewa In
dian women is attracting attention be
cause of the recent outbreak at Leech
Lake, Minn., and the killing of Major
Wilkinson and a number of soldiers
of General Bacon's command.
In 1891 Miss Sibyl Carter of New
York city conceived the idea of pro
viding employment for the women of
the Chippewa tribes of Indians which
would make them self-supporting.
There was no market for the beadwork
which they made, and she hit upon
the plan of teaching them lacemakiug.
In conjunction with the Episcopal
mission, she established this depart
ment and sent Miss Paniiue Colby to
instruct the Indian women.
Almost from tho beginning the ex
periment was a success, and during
the following year a large quantity of
the lace thus manufactured was sold
to wealthy women of New York, the
principal patrons being Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt, Mrs. Astor, Mrs. C. P.
Huntington and others, who purchase
about all of the lace made. Mrs. J.
Pierpont Morgan and Mrs. Cornelius
Vanderbilt are now having made for
them some very fine lace bedspreads
for which they pay S2OO each.
Miss Pauline Colby has been re
markably successful with her pupils,
and after an experience of eight years
among these women she believes they
are more deft with their fingers and
more painstaking with their work than
white women, although she says they
are not as quick to learn as their white
sisters. The Indian women are paid
for their work at the rate of ten cents
an hour. They are paid as soon as
their work is completed.—New York
Tests for a Good Husband.
"Lady," said a Scotch servant to
her mistress, "I maun tell ye I am to
leave your service and be marritt."
"Is not this very sudden, Mary?"
inquired the lady; "who is the person
you expect to marry?"
"It is John Scott, mistress."
"But you have known him but a
short time; how can you trust a
stranger?" persisted the woman, re
luctant to part with a good servaut,
"Yes, 'tis true; but he's ken han
sel' mony years, and he says he's all
right, and I believe he is, for I asked
him, 'Did he know the Ten Command
ments?' aud he gave them ivery one.
I asked him could he say tho shortei
catechism, and he had it ivery word;
then I told him to grip his hands
quick and hard, and then lady, I saw
he was a strong man, aud I'm goin* to
gie him my hand."—San Francisco
It Can Be Made to no. j
"The raelnncholy days have come;" has i
rheumatism come with them? It can be .
made togo right offby the use cf St. Jacobs
Oil, which oures and loaves no trace be
Australasia possesses one-fifth of the
world's stock of sheep.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
That Contain Iflercury.
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smellandcompletely derange thewholesystem
when entering it through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should never be used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the
damage they will do is ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is taken
internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. In buying
Hall's' 'atarrh Cure be sure to get the genuine.
It is taken internally, and is made in Toledo,
Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
by Druggists; price, 75c. per bottle.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The first expedition to the - south pole
took place In 1567.
Betmty la Blood JJeep.
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, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets, —beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
About twenty new books are published
daily In Great Britain.
Coughs Lead to Consumption*
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
once. Goto your druggist to-dav and get
a sample bottle free. Sold in 25 and 53
cent bottles. Go at once; delays aro dan
No particular form of religion receives
official recognition In Japan.
Carry Tlii-m 111 Your Pocket.
Hoxsle's Disks will check any cough or
cold in an hour. For singers and speakers
they aro Invaluable. 25 cts.
Five hundred trading vessels leave the
Thames daily for all parts of tho world.
Fits permanently cured. No fitsor nervous
ness after lirst day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $:! trial bottle and treatise free
DR. It. 11. KLINE, Ltd., (131 Arch St..Phlla.,Pa.
The number of people at present who
speak English is said to be 110,000,000.
While You Sleep.
Do not have too much air blowing
'.hrough your room at night, or neuralgia
nay creep upon you while you sleep. But
!f it comes, use St. Jaeob3 Oil; it warms,
?oothes and cures promptly.
A Large "Family.
A single young man beard the banns
I called in church one day. Perhaps he
had not always been very attentive to
the service, or perhaps marriages were
more frequent than usual that season,
for -the ordinary announcement seemed
to make an impressson on him. At
dinner that day he observed thought
fully, as if communing with himself:
"They must be a large family!"
"Who?" asked the company, for the
speaker was a silent man, and one
whose remarks were few and far be
"Why, those Spinsters!" he an
swered, gravely. "There was another
j of them called in church to-day."
He thought it was a proper name.
But he was right. The Spinsters are
a large family.—Tit-Bits.
In all their wars the English have
won the splendid average of eighty
two per cent, of the battles. This is
the world's record.
Educate Tour Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever
; 10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fall, drticcists refund money-
Holland is tho only country In Europe
that admits coffee free of duty.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure. 60c.»1. All druggists.
The President of France receives $240,-
)00 a year.
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 Pigs is manufactured
by the CALIFORNIA FIG SVRUP 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.
•AN FKANOUOO, OaL
LOUISVILLE. Kr- Xlff YORK. H. T.
" Don't Put Off Till
ties of To-Day."
Do not think for a single
moment that consumption will
ever strike you a sudden blew.
It does not come that way.
It creeps its way along.
First, you think it is a little
mid; nothing but a little hack
ing cough; then a little loss in
weight: then a harder cough;
then the fever and the night
The suddenness comes when
you have a hemorrhage.
Better stop the disease while
it is yet creeping.
You can do it with
You first notice that you
cough less. The pressure on
the chest is lifted. That feeling
of suffocation is removed. A
cure is hastened byplacingone of
Dr. Ayer's Cherry
over the Chest.
A Book Froom |
It is on the Diseases of the I
Throat and Lungs. I
Wrtlo um B
If you have any complaint wbattver m
M and desire the bent medical advice you M
Djfi can possibly receive, write the doctor
HI freely. Yeu will receive a prompt reply
R DR. J. C. AT Eli, Lowell, Mast. M
'•('ASCAIf ETi do nil claimed for them
and are a truly wonderful medicine. I have often
wished for a medicine pleasant to take and at last
have found it In Cascarets. Since taklna them, my
blood has been purified and my complexion has im
proved wonderfully and 1 feel much better in every
way." Mas. SALLIE E. BELL.AU?. Luttrell, Tenn.
TRADE MARK a>gflt&T?»gf>
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent, Taste Good. Da
Good Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 25c. 50c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
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iin.Tft.RAf* Bold Mdjroaranteed by ulldrue-
HU I joists lo Cli it n Tobacco Habit.
i You Going I
ij To California?
7l The California Limited, San'a JC
* Fd Route, glvos the best anil I*
! spoeillest service. Through c
J* diniug ear, and observutioa K
JJ ear with spacious parlor, V
ft especially for use of ladies and Vj
J children. 2%. days Chicago L
to Los Angeles. F
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a. E. P. Agt. A., T. kS. F, By., Vim
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■ . . TRY ...
JOHNSON'S HAPPY PILLS.
j The History of JOHNSON'S
for M«laria, Chills and Fever, and Liver Com
; plaints. is unparalleled in the annals of a medicine
THEY CURE. NO MERCURY.
THE HAPPY MEDICINE CO..
j West New Brighton, 5.1., Borough of Richmond, ¥ T-
nOn D Q VNEW DISCOVERY; *if
wJ ■ ■ qniokraliaf and cams worst
case*. Send 'or book of tSMtimomala and 10 (lava'
treatment Free. Dr-H M QKEEW 8 SOUS. Atlanta. Os;
1 so™eyw,«"o h \ Thompson's Eye Water
W' ANTtE— Ca»i> of bail health that U-I'P-A-K-ti
will mi. ii. nedt. Send » eta. to ltipan* Chemical
.N Yoi k, to.- 11l sanmlei ami lim.i testimonial*
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IVIJjiN iIUIN INU TO ADVTS. NYNU-47.
nuCIIMATIQM Opmt-Ou bottle- i>o»itive
KntUlflA I loni relief 1u24 hour*. Postimirt. #l.o(i
"Auhmim Rkmeiiy Co , 24« Greenwich St.. N. Y.
■i Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Lao PJ
Em in time. Bold by druggists. |?i
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