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DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON.
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED
Subject: "Qod'i Second Gift"—The World
is Too Much With Us—The Better
Life and the Advantage* of Religion—
The Story of Caleb and Otlinlcl.
TKXT: "Thou linst given roe a south lnnd;
give me also spriugs of water. And he
gave her the upper springs and the nether
springs."—Joshua xv., la.
The city of Debir wns the Boston of an
tiquity—a great place for brain and books.
Kaleb wanted it.and ho ofTered his daugh
ter Aehsah as a prize to any one who would
capture that city. It was a strange thing
lor Caleb to do, and yet the man who could
take the city would have, at any rate, two
elements of manhood—bravery and patriot-
Ism. Besides, I do not think that Caleb
was as foolißh in offe.ing his daughter to
the conqueror of Debir as thousands iu
this day who seek alliances for their chil
dren with those who have large means
without any reference to moral or mental
acquirements. Of two evil 1 would rather
measure happiness by the length of the
Rword than by the length of the pocket
book. In one case there is sure to be one
good element of character; in the other
there may bo none at all. With Caleb's
daughter as a prize to light for, General
Othniel rode into the battle. The gates of
Debir were thundered into the dust, and
the city of books lay at the feet of the con
querors. The work done, Othniel comes
back to claim his bride. Having conquered
the city. It is no great job for him to con
quer the girl's heart, for however faint
hearted a woman herself may be she al
ways loves courage in a man. I never saw
an exception to that.
The wedding festivity having gone by,
Othniel and Aehsah are ntout togo to
their own home. However loudly the cym
bals may clash and the laughter ring, par
ents are always sad when a fondly cher
ished daughter goes o(T to stay, and Ai.-h
--tnh, the duughterof Caleb, knows that now
is the time to ask almost anything she
wants of her father. It seems that Caleb,
the good old man, had given as a wedding
present a piece of land that was mountain
ous, and, sloping southward toward the
deserts of Arabia, swept with somo very
hot winds. It was called "a south land."
But Aehsah wants an addition of property;
she want a piece of laud that Is well
watered and fertile. Now it is no wonder
that Caleb, standing amid the bridal party,
his eyes so full of tears beenuse she was
going away that that he could hardly see
her at all. gives her more than she asks.
She said to him: "Thou hast given me a
southland; give me niso springs of water.
And lie gave her the upper springs and the
The fact is that as Caleb, the father,
gave Aehsah, the daughter, a south land,
so God gives to us His world. lam very
thanklul He has given it to us. But 1 am
like Aehsah in the fact that I am not satis
lied with the portion. Trees and flowers
and grass and blue skies are very well in
their places, but he who has nothing but
this world for a portion has no portion at
all. It is a mountainous land, sloping off
toward the desert of sorrow, swept by
llery siroccos; it is "a south laud," a poor
portion for any man that tries to put his
trust in it. What has been your experi
ence? What has bteu the experieneo of
every man, of every woman, that has tried
this world for a portion? Queen Elizabeth,
amid the surroundings of pomp, is unhuppy
because the painter sketches too minutely
the wrinkles on her face, and she indig
nantly cries out, "You must strike off my
likeness without any shadows!" Hogarth,
at the very height of his artistic triumph,
is stung n'lmost to death with chagrin be
cause the painting lie had dedicated to the
king does not seem to be acceptable, for
Ceorge 11. cries ont: "Who is this Ho
garth? Take his trumpery out of my pres
Brinsiey Sheridan thrilled the earth with
lis eloquence, but had for his last words,
"I am absolutely undone." Walter Kcott,
fumbling around the inkstand, trying to
write, says to his daughter: "Oh, take mo
back to my room! There is no rest for Sir
Walter but iu the grave!" Stephen Girard,
the wealthiest man in his day, or at auy
rate only second in wealth, says:"l live
the life of a galley slave. When I arise in
the morning, mv one effort is to work so
hard that I can sleep when it gets to be
night." Charles Lamb, applauded of all
the world, in the very midst of liis literary
triumph says: "Do you remember, Bridget,
when we used to laugh from the shilling
gallery at the play? There ure now no
good plays to laugh at from the boxes."
But why go so far 11s that? I need togo no
farther than your street to llnd on illustra
tion of what I am saying.
I'ick me out ten successful worldlings—
and vou know what I mean by thoroughly
successful worldlings—pick me out ten
successful worldlings nnd you cannot llnd
more thnn one that looks happy. Care
drags him to business; care drags him back.
Take your stand at 2 o'clock at the corner
of the streets and see the agonized physiog
nomies. Your high officials, your bankers,
your insurance men, your importers, your
wholesalers and your retailers as a class—
ns a class, are they happy? No. Care dogs
their steps, and making no appeal to God
lor help or comfort many of them ure tossed
every whither. How has it been with you,
my hearer? Are you more contented In
the house of fourteen rooms than you were
In the two rooms you had in a house when
you started? Have you not had more care
and worriment since you won that 450,000
than you did before? Some of the poorest
men I have ever known have been those of
great fortune. A man of small meuns may
be putin great business straits, but the
ghastliest of all embarrassments is that of
the man who has large estates. The men
who commit suicide because of monetary
losses are those who cannot bear the bur
den any more because they have only $50,-
On Bowling Green, New York, there is a
house where Talleyrand used to go. Ho was
a favored man. All the world Imew him,
and he had wealth almost unlimited. Yet at
the close of his life he suys: "Behold,
eighty three years have passed without
any practical result, save fatigue of body
and fatigue of mind, great discouragement
for the future and great disgust for the
past." Oh, my friends, this is a "south
land," und it slopes off toward deserts of
sorrows, and the prayer which Aehsah
made to her father Caleb we make this
day to our Father God: "Thou hast given
me a south land: give mo also springs of
water. And he gavo her the upper springs
ami the nether springs."
Blessed be God, we have more advan
tages given us than wo can really appro
ciate! We have spiritual blessings offered
us in this world which I shall call the
nether springs and glories In the world to
eoine which I shall call the upper springs.
Where shall I llnd words enough
threaded with lig t to set forth the
pleasure of religion. David, unable to
describe it in words, played it on a harp.
Hrs. Hemans, not finding enough power in
prose, sings that praise lu a canto. Chris
topher Wren, unable to describe it in lan
guage, sprung it Into the arches of St.
I'aul's. John Bunyan, unable to present it
in ordinary phraseology, takes all the fas
cination ol allegory. Handel, with ordi
nary music unable to reach the height of
the theme, rouses It up to an oratorio. Oh,
there is no life on earth so happy as a
really Christian lifel I do not mean a
sham Christian life, but a real Christian
life. Where there is a thorn there is a
whole garland of roses. Where there is
one groan there are three doxologles.
Where there Is one day of cloud there is
a whole season of sunshine Take the
humblest Christian man that you know—
angels of God canopy him with their
white wings; the lightnings of heaven
are his armed allies; the Lord is bis Hhep
herd, picking out for him green pastures
by still waters. II he walk forth, heaven
is bis bodyguard. If he lie down to sleep,
ladders of light, angel blossoming, are let
into his dreams. If he be thirsty, the
Potentates of heaven are bis cupbearers.
112 he sit down to food, his plain table
blooms Into the King's banquet. Men say;
4 Look at that odd fellow with the wornout
coat." The angels of God cry "Lift up
your beads, ye everlasting gates, and let
him come in!" Fastidious people cry,
"Get off my front steps!" The doorkeepers
of heaven cry, "Come, yo blessed of my
Father, inherit the kingdom!" When ho
comes to die, though he may be carried out
in a pine box to that potter's Held, to that
potter's field the chariots of Christ will
come down, nnd the cavalcade will crowd
nil the boulevards of hoavon.
I bless Christ for the present satisfaction
of religion. It makes a man nil right with
reference to the past; it makes a man all
right with reference to the future. Oil,
these nether springs of comfort! They ure
perennial. The foundation of Godstandeth
sure having this seal, "The Lord kuoweth
tbem that are His," "The mountains shall
depart and the hills be removed, but My
kindness shull not depart from thee,
neither shull the covenant of My peace bo
removed, saith the Lord, who hath mercy
upon thee." Oh, cluster of diamonds set
in burnished gold! Oh, nether springs ot
comfort bursting through all the valleys of
trial and tribulation! When you see, you
of the world, what satisfaction there is
on earth iu religion, do you not thirst after
it as the daughter of Caleb thirsted after
the water springs? It is no stagnant pond,
scummed over with malaria, but springs of
water leaping from the Bock of Ages!
Take up one cup ot that spring water and.
across the top of the cbalice will float the
delicate shadows of the heavenly wall, the
yellow ot jasper; the green of emerald,
the blue of sardonyx, the llreof jacinth.
1 wish 1 could make you understand the
joy religion is to some of us. It makes a
man linppy while ho lives and glad when
ho dies. With two feet upon a chair and
bursting with dropsies, I heard an old man
in the poorhouso cry out, "Bless the Lord,
oil, my soul!" I looked around and said,
"What lias this man got to thank God for?"
It makes tho lume man leap as a hart, and
the dumb sing. They say that the old
l'liritan religion is a julceless and joyless
religion, but I remember reading of Dr.
Goodwin, tile celebrated Puritan, who In
his last moment said: "Isthis dying? Why,
my bow abides in strength! I am swal
lowed up in God!" "Her ways are ways of
pleasantness, und all her paths are peace."
Oh, you who have been trying to satisfy
yourselves with the "south laud" of this
world, do you not feel that you would, tills
morning, like to have uccess to the nether
springs ot spiritual comfort? Would you
not like to have Jesus Christ bend over your
cradle aud bless your table and heal your
wounds and strew flowers of consolation
all up and down the graves of your dead?
Tis religion that can give
Sweetest pleasures while we live.
'Tis religion can supply
'Sweetest comfort when we die.
But I have something bettor to tell you,
suggested by this texi. It seems that old
Father Caleb on the wedding day of his
daughter wuntedto make her just as happy
as possible. Though Othniel wus taking
her away and his heart was almost broken
because she was going, yet lie gives her a
"south land;" not only that, but the nether
spriugs; not only that, but the upper
springs. O God, my Fattier, I thank Tlieo
that Thou hast given me u "south laud" in
this world and the nether spriugs of spir
itual comfort in this world; but. more than
all, I thank Thee for the upper springs iu
It is very fortunate that we cannot see
heaven until we get into it. O Chris
tian mnu, if you could see what a piaee
It is we would never get you buck aijaiu
to the olllco, or store, or shop and the
duties you ought to perform would go ne
glected! lam glad I shall not see that
world uutll I enter it. Suppose we
were allowed togo on an excursion iu
to thut good lund with the idea of re
turning. When we got there and hoard
the song aud looked at their ruptured
faces aud mingled iu the supernal socie
ty, we would cry out; "Let us stayl
We are coming here anyhow. Why take
the trouble of going back again to that
old world? We are here now. Let us
stay!" Audit would take angelic vio
lence to put us out of that world if once
we got there, but as people who cannot
afford to pay for an entertainment some
times come around it and look through
the door ajar, or through tho openings
in the fence, so we come and look through
the crevices into that good lund which
God has provided for us. We can just
catch u glimpse of it. We come near
enough to hear tile rumbling ot the eter
nul orchestra, though not near enough to
know who blows the cornet or who lingers
the harp. My soul spreads out bothwiugs
and claps them lu triumph at the thought
of those upper springs. Oae of them
breaks from beneath the throne. Another
breaks forth from beneath the altar of the
temple. Another at the door of"the
house of many mansions." Upper spring*
of gladness! Upper springs ot light!
Upper spriugs of love! It Is no fancy of
mine. "The Lamb which is iu the midst of
the throne shall lead them to living foun
tains of water."
0 Saviour divine, roll in upon our souls
one of those anticipated raptures! Pour
around the roots of the parched tongue one
drop of that liquid life! Toss before our
vision those fountains ot God, rainbowed
with eternal victory! Hear it! They are
never sick there; not so much as a headache
or twinge rheumatic or thrust neuralgic.
The inhabitant never says,"l am siak."
They are never tired there. Flight to
farthest world is only the play of a holiday.
They never siu there. It is as easy for
them to be holy as it is for us to 9iu. They
never die there. You might go through
all the outskirts of this great city aud tind
not one place where the ground was broken
for a grave. Tho eyesight of the redeemed
is never blurred with tears. There Is health
lu every cheek. There Is spring iu every foot.
There is majesty on every brow. There is
joy in every heart. There is hosauna on every
Hp. How they must pity us as they look
over and look down and see us anil suy:
"Poor things away down iu that worldl"
Aud when some Christian is hurled iuto a
fatal accident, they cry: "Good!" He is
comingl" Aud when we stand arouud the
couch of some loved one whose strength is
going away nnd we shake our heads fore
bodingly they cry: "I'm glad he is worse.
Ho has been down there long enough.
There, he is dead! Come home! Come
homel" Oh, if wo could only got our ideas
about that future world untwisted, our
thought of transfer from hero to there
would be as pleasunt to us as It was to a
little child that was dyiug. She said:
"Papa, when will I go home?" And be
9aid: "To-day, Florence." "To-day? So
soon? lam so glad!'
1 wish I could stimulate you with these
thoughts, O Christian man, to the highest
possible exhilaration! The day of your
deliverance is comiug—is coming, rolling
on with the shining wheels of tho day, and
the jet wheels of the night. Every thump
of the heart Is only n hammer stroke
Btrlking off another chnin of clay. Better
scour the deck and coll the rope, for
harbor is only six miles away. Jesus will
come down the Narrows to meet you.
"Now is your salvation nearer tbun when
Man of the world, will yoa not to-day
make a choice between these two portions,
between the "south land" of this world,
which slopes to the desert, and this glori
ous land which thy Father offers thee, run
ning with eternal watercourses? Why let
your tongue be consumed ot thirst when
there are the netber springs and the up
per springs—do di fort here and glory here
Utility of Diamond Circular Saw.
The use of the diamond clroular saw foi
cutting stone Is facilitating the erection ol
the Paris Exposition buildings. The dia
monds whleh to/m '.he cutting teeth of tti«
®aw are worth about $3 a karat, and arc
fixed in a steel disc ovet six '<tet in diame
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
THE DRINK EVIL MADS MANIFEST
IN MANY WAYS.
One Glass of ITlne—Persons Who Think
That It Changed the Course of Politics
in This Country—An Ante-Belluin
Kplsode and Its Kesults.
Tho following story from the Atlanta
Constitution Is an unusual article to appear
in a temperance column, but it may serve
to point a lesson in sobriety as well as
another: It is said that a single glass of
wine probably wrecked the Democratic
party In 1860. The story is worth telling.
After tho breaking up of the National
Democratic Convention nt Charleston the
party in Georgia held a State Convention.
Great excitement prevailed. The leaders
of the party could not agree. It was a
The majority report indorsed the seceders
or bolters at Charleston, while the minority
| report opposed their action. The leading
champion of the minority was Herschel V.
Johnson, and his followers were confident
that his eloquence and logic would carry
It is quite likely that such would have
been the case but for an unfortunate mis
hap. Ex-Governor Johnson began his
speech before the noon adjournment on
the second day, and concluded after dinner.
Old men who remember that speech say
that it was a powerful argument, and the
impression gained ground thnt after the
noon recess the speaker would demolish
his opponents with a few sledge-hammer
But the over-confident friends of tho
minority report were doomed to disap
pointment. Johnson felt the strain of the
morning session so much that he was un
able to eat anything, and he took a glass
of wine upon an empty stomach to strength
en himself. This was a fatal mistake.
That one glass of wine perhaps changed
the destiny of the nation!
The great orator resumed his speech, but
the wine had nauseated him. lie was
hazy, verbose and unintelligible at tim»>s.
His style and argument lacked valor. con
sistency and posltiveness. His friends
looked at one another in despair. The men
on the other side wero exultant. It was
evident that tho speaker had damaged hlg
Then Howell Cobb and Henry It. Jack
sou followed each other for the majority
report. They spoke with an air ot expec
tant triumph and captured theconventlon.
The mujorlty report was adopted. It is
unnecessary to follow the history of the
next few weeks. The National Democracy
was completely disrupted and put two
tickets In the field. Lincoln was elected
and the country was plunged into a civil
war. Had Johnson succeeded in inducing
the Georgia convention to adopt the con
servative ideas, it is safe to say that other
Southern States would have fallen into
line with our commonwealth, and the Na
tional Democratic party would have re
This Is the story of what a little glass of
wine did. It rulued a great party, caused
a disastrous war, and besides the loss of
life, cost tho South over four billions of
dollars. Perhaps this is rather speeula
tlve, but there are many who believed it a
Who Pays tlie Bills?
Who pays tho bills? Who feeds the
drunkard's children? Who provides for
the drunkard's wife? Who supports the
beggarly tramps who, having wasted their
money in drink, wander about the country?
Who repairs the losses caused by the fail
ure of intemperate merchants and reckless
and hulf-intoxicated business meu? Who
makes goo.l the damages caused by tho
blunders of drunken workmen, and the
hindrances of business caused by tho
sprees of intemperate employes? Who
pays for the railroad wrecks caused by
drunken conductors and engineers? Who
builds the asylums where crazy drunkards
are kept? Who supports the idiotic chil
dren of drunken meu? Who pays the at
torneys, and jurle-, and judges who try
drunken criminals? Who pays the ex
penses of trials and commitments and exe
cutions occasioned by the crimes of drunken
men? Who pays for the property destroyed
uud burned by drunken men? Who builds
and supports almshouses, which but for
drink might remain unoccupied? Who en
dures the suffering, and losses, and brutal
ity, which are due to the recklessness uud
insanity of drunken husbands and fathers?
Who pays for the inquest held on drunk
ards found dead by the wayside? Who
pays for a pauper's coffin, :tnd for digging
a grave in Potter's field, when the last
glass has been drunk?
A Little Suggestion.
There exist In many organizations which
sail under tho name "fraternal," customs
of conviviality that have no business there,
thnt are sources of temptation to the mem
bers, and to outsiders the cause of much
scandal. Thero Is no reason why, at this
late day, men can not gather to transact
business, or even for sociability, without
the Introduction of liquor. Beer-parties
among people with any pretentions to re
flnement ure out of date as occasions of
entertainment, and the societies that still
adhere totbls old Ignorant custom ure far
in the rear of the procession. There is in
deed a marked improvement of late years
in this respect, but unfortunately there
are still organizations not only unobjec
tionable but praiseworthy In every other
way, whose record In this matter is not
oiear. Total abstainers in such societies
should make their Influence felt on the
question, and should do all In their power
to combat uud defeat a <u<tom which Is
not conducive to the good of tho members,
either morally or physically.
Necessity For Total Abstinence.
No doubt, moderation in tho use of In
toxicating drinks is all-sufficient for in
dividuals, and nothing more need bo de
sired for them. But for a great and a
desperate evil, as tho abuse of iutoxlcatlng
drinks ndmlttedly is, a remedy more power
ful and effective seems to be imperatively
called for. Statistics prove that a melan
choly procession of druukurds Is aunually
marching to an untimely grave—to the
house of eternity. Half measures will not
cure this evil; it requires the whole sacri
fice of generous souls sufficient in number
to make the necessary lusting impression
A Unique New York Block.
Before the Mills Hotel opened in New
York City, D. O. Mills, Its founder, stipu
lated that no liquors should be sold In any
of the stores iu the block, and in spite o*f
numerous offers of twioe and three times
the rental asked for the stores, this restric
tion has been rigidly enforced, and there
is at least oue city block in the crowded
resident districts south of Washington
square la which thero is no saloon.
Deep drinking means shallow thinking.
Drink does not banish care, it invites
and fosters it.
Beer glasses are very poor glasses through
Which to view the future.
When the mind, like a tired animal, de
sires rest, do not whip it up with flery
Drunkenness is a condition of oblivion to
every duty and responsibility that man
owes either to God or to society.
The sober man is comparatively a secure
man. He Is secure from the thousand and
one temptations that befall the drinking
There has never been so little drinking
as at present, and never such a strong
tendency toward moderation in quarters
where alcoholic Indulgence Is general.
This is a fact impossible to controvert, be
cause the most careful figures bear out
this very hopeful statement.
A Vegetable Battery.
An electrical tree has recently been
discovered in the forests of India, it is
claimed, by a German scientist. The
character of the tree was learned
through the fact that it was avoided by
liird.j and animals. Its leaves are so
strongly electrified that they will giv«
a severe shock to any one touching
them. The remarkable forest denizen
is called "philotacea eleotrica." Its
slectrical strength is said to vary ac
cording to the time of day; at noon it
scetus to be more electrical than at any
jther time, and its power almost en
-.irely disappears at midnight.
He ITad lleen There.
Blimbus—"Well, here's anothe
louse-cleaning joke. This is the six
:eeutli house-cleaning joke that I've
leen in this paper within a week."
Hamby—"lmpossible, my boy, im
jossible. There is no such thing as a
louse-cleaning joke. It's a tragedy."
Tlie Il.st Time.
No autumn or wiutur is so good but may
je bad lor rheumatism. The worst timo
'or it is the best time to buy and use Bt.
facobs Oil to euro it, because it cure*
London lias 1380 miles of Btreets ond
Educate Tonr Howell YTH.h Cuscarets.
Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forever
lOc, If C. C. C. fail. (Iniis:s refund money.
The orown of Portugal is said to be worth
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Hroino Quinine Taoleis. All
3rui, r Kists refund money if it fulls to cure. 30c.
Policemen in Turkey get from twelve to
;wenty-four cents per day.
Save I lie Bab)'
i'rom strangling with croup, by checking it
it once with UOXSIH'S Croup Cure. SOcts.
V. P. Hoxsie, Buffalo, N. Y.
Two descendants of Christopher Colum
jus are occupuuts of a poorhouso in Cadiz.
Pr. Setli Arnold's Cough Killer has nc
equal for Colds. l'M'l* 1.. MILI.KH, Colioes,
New York, Nov. 17, 18DL Sic. a buttle.
The United States raised 111 1897 HOO.OOO
jushels of cranberries.
H. H. GREEN'S SON'S, of Atlanta, Ga„ are
:he only successful Dropsv .specialists in the
vorld. See their liberal offcrin advertisement
n another column of this paper.
Over 2000 tons of horse flesh are annually
saton in Paris, France.
I.unc'a family Medicine.
Moves the bowels each day. In order to
ie healthy this is necessarv. Acts gently
in the liver and kiiinnys. Cures sick head
»che. Price 25 and 50c.
Gypsies are supposed to have come orig
inally from India.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure Mie *l. All druggists
About one-fourth of ail cases of insanity
Mrs. Winsiow's.Soothing Syrup forchildren
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 25c.a bottle
Coal production in Texas has regularly
Increased each year since 1891.
It's Your Own (unit.
How long have you had lame back? It's
(•our own fault. St. Jacobs Oil would have
:ured it promptly, and will cure it now, no
natter how long it has remained neglected.
A daily newspaper Is announced to be
published in Jerusalem.
To Cnro Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c
It C. C. C. fall to euro, clrutrtiists refund money
A census of the city of Buenos Ayre?
shows a population of '753,310.
Half Sick )
! Many persons have their good
day and tbeir bad day. Others
are about half sick all the time.
They have headacbe, backache,
and are restless and nervous.
Food does not taste good, and
the digestion is poor; the skin
is dry and sallow and disfigured
with pimples or eruptions;
sleep brings no rest and w*rk
is a burden.
What is tbe cause of all this?
And the remedy?
It cleara out the channels
through which poisons are Xfa
carried from the body. When
all Impurities are removed from
the blood nature takes right hold wjf
and completes the cure.
If there is constipation, take J
Ayer's Pills. They awaken the 112
drowsy action of the liver; they I
cure biliousness. I
MM#• tm mm> Bmmtah I
We hive the exclusive serrlee* of I
sent of the melt eaiaiit Bhjslalans In ■
tie baited States, write rrsily all the ■
particulars la year ease. You will re- ■
1 Put a piece of Ivory Soap in the dainty j
2 basket mother love prepares for the baby. Pure, §
I unscented white soap, like the Ivory, is the t
g best for the rose-leaf skin of the new-comer. ?
% Scents too often disguise impurities that would 1
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A Woman's Nerve.
You may talk about naval heroes and
rough riders all you like, but for su
perhuman nerve and colossal daring,
sommend me to a woman I saw in a
3ry goods shop iu town, only the other
Horning. I had an excellent oppor-
I [unity to observe her carefully, for she
; stood precisely where I desired to
stand while ahe—well, this is what she
iid. She asked the salesman to show
ler a certain piece of red cashmere.
Then she produced from her pocket
'.he cut paper pattern of a child's
! Iresss, and calmly pinned the pieces
!to the cloth. The salesman stood po
j litely by, thinking, if a salesman ever
has time to think, that she desired to
ascertain the quantity required for the
garment she intended to make, but
she didn't intend to make any garment
I»t all. After she had pinned the
j whole pattern carefully in place, she
i took it off and rolled it up. There
was a gleam of triumph in her eye.
"Thank you," she said. "That's all
( wanted. I knew it didn't take four
yards. That dressninker lias just kept
j ;hat extra yard and a half, that's what
| ihe's done."
But my! my! Think of a dress
-1 maker reckless enough to try to de
! Jeive a woman like that!—Washington
Tli« Cltustc and Cold Moon.
Wlien the poet referred to the moon
| is chaste atul cold he spoke better
;han he knew. Observations by the
;reat Yerkes telescope are said to
jontlrm the belief of astronomers that
i ihe moon is a dead planet, without
water, atmosphere or vegetation. Its
[ unar night of fourteen days must, it
is believed, bring its temperature
lown to two hundred degrees below
j freezing, while during its day of the
lame length the temperature probably
aever rises above the freezing point.
Lucchenra Jail a Tomb.
Luccheni, the Italian Anarchist
jonvicted iu Switzerland of the inur
3er of the Empress of Austria in Sep
tember last, will suffer punishment
worse than death. He is confined for
life in a cell twenty feet below the |
ground, in which there is no windows.
A. hole in the door admits the air, and j
!hroup;h it food is thrust once a day.
The dungeou is totally dark.
Tlie Lawyer** PropreHs.
Mr. Justice Boddam, of the Madras
High Court, has just given at a festive
function what he describes as "the I
degree of comparison" applying to '
barristers. The first is "to get on,"i
the second is "to get honor," and the
third is "to get honest.'"—London !
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HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. '25,18Y8.
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