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PR.TALMAOE ON HPMAW TBIALS,
An Eloquent Bermon In Whloh th
Winnowing of Omln Ii Used as an
Illustration of tha Qood Thai
Is Brought Outof Evil,
Tmt ! "rnr the fitchet art not" thraiheA
mlA n Ihrathing inttrumeni, neither i$ a eart
mrnrti nwmi upon tne cummin, hut the
fitrhet are beaten out with a tin f ami thr mm
min vith a rod. Bread corn it bruited he
raM he will not ever be thr a thing it."-.
There are throe kinds of (pert mentioned
fltchea, outnmln nml eori. (f the lnt we
ail Know, nut It may be well to state that
the fltohea anil the cummin were amnll swils
like the rarrawav or the chickpea. When
inpse trains or herbg were to t thraehecl,
they were thrown on the floor, and the work.
men would come around with ten' or rod or
inn ana oeat tnem until the need would tie
sj-paratefl, but when the corn was to lie
innuned mat was thrown on the floor, and
the men would fneten home or oien to n
oart with Iron dented wheels. That cart
Wonld be drawn around the thrashing floor,
and io the work would be n"oompllhe.l.
DIITerent kinds of thrashing: for dlHerent
product. "The fltchea are not thrnnhed
with a tlirnsliinir InMrumcnt, neither le a cart
Wheel turned about upon the cummin, hut the
fltchea are beaten out with a etafT and the
tummin with a rod. Ilrend corn la hrutoed
becmme he will not ever be thrashing It."
The ureat thotiirht that the text presses
onon our soul la that we all irothrouKh some
kind of thrashing: process. The fact that yon
may be devoting- your life to honorable and
noble purpose will not win you any esntpe.
llherforce, the Christian emancipator, wae
tn his day derisively called. "Dr. Caotwell."
fhnmns Itnlilnton Macaulay, the adrocnte of
all that was Rood long tiefore he beoame the
yiost coaclcuouf hltgrlnn of his day, wns
caricatured in one ol the quarterly reviews
M "JlnlitiUtonirufl Mncnulay." Norman
MoLeod. the a-rent friend of the Hcotch poor,
was Industriously maligned In all quarters,
although on thedny when he was carried out
to his burial a workman stood and looked at
the funeral procession and said, "If he had
done nothing for anybody more than ha has
done for me, he should shine as the stnrs for
ever and ever." All the small wits of Lon
don bad th-lr fling at John Wesley, the futber
of Methodism, ,
If such men could not escape the malign
ing ol the world, neither can you expect to
get rid of the slmrp. keen stroke of the trllt
ulum. All who will live godlv In Christ Jesus
must suffer persecution. llesliles that there
arc the sicknesses, and the bankruptcies, and
the Irritations, nnd the disappointments
which are ever putting a cup of aloes to your
Hp. Those wrinkles on your fnco are hiero
glyphics which, if deciphered, would make
out n thrilling story of trouble. The footstep
of the rabbit is seen the next morning on the
snow, nnd on the white hairs of the aged are
footprints showing wheroswlftlroubloallghu
Even amid the iova and hllnrlllo. i iifD
trouble will sometimes break In. As when
the pec pie were assemble,! In tho Chnrles
town theatre during tho ltevolutionnry wnr
and while they were witnessing a fnrca nnd
the audience was ill great gratulntlon the
guns of an advancing armv were heard and
tho audience broke up In wild pnnlo anil run
for their lives, so ofttlmes while you nre
seated amid the Joys and festivities of this
world you hear the cannonade of some great
disaster. All the fitches, and the cummin,
nnd the corn must come down on the thrash
ing floor nnd be pounded.
My subject, in the first place, tenches us
that it Is no compliment to us If we escape
great trial. The fitches and the cummin on
the thrashing floor might look over to the
corn on another thrashing floor and say
"Look at that poor, miserable, bruised corn.
We have only been a little pounded, but that
has been nlmost destroyed.' Well, the corn,
If It bad Hps, would answer and say : "Do
you know the reason you have not been as
much pounded as I haver It Is because you
. are not so much worth as I am. If you wore,
foil would be as severely run over. '
Yet there men who suppose they nro the
Lord's favorites simply because their barns
are full, and their bunk account is flush, nud
there are no funerals in the house. It may be
because they are lltches nnd cummin, while
down at the end of the lune the poor widow
may be tho Lord ! corn. You are but little
pounded because you are but little worth,
and she bruised and ground because she is
the best part of the harvest.
The heft of the thrashing machine Is ac
cording to tho value of the grain. If you
have not been mucb thrashed In life, perhaps
there la not much to thrash. If you have
not b v much shaken of trouble, perhaps
there l going to be a very smoll yield. When
there are plenty of blackberries the gatherers
go out with large baskets, but when tho
drought ha almost consumed the fruit then
quart measure will do a wall. It took the
venomous snake on Paul' band and the
pounding of blm with stone until he was
taken np for dead, and the jamming against
blm of prison gates, and the Epbesinn vocif
eration, and the skinned ankle of the pain
ful stocks, and tho foundering of the Alex
andrian corn hlp, and the beheading stroke
of the Roman sheriff to bring Paul to bis
It was not because Robert Moffat and Lady
Rachel Russell and Frederick Oberlln were
worse than other people that they bad to
Suffer i It was because they were better and
God wanted to make them best. By the
carefulness of the thrashing you may al
ways conclude the value of the grain.
Next my text teaches us that God propor
tion our trial to what we can bear, the
staff for the rlteb.es, the rod for the cummin,
the Iron wheel for the corn. Hometlmes
people in great trouble aay, "Oh, I cant
bear It'" Rut you did bear It, Ood would
not have tent It upon you if He did not know
that you oould bear It, You trembled, and
you swooned, but you got through. Ood
will not take from your eye one tear too
many, nor from your lung one sign too
deep, nor from your temple one throb too
Sharp. The perplexities of your earthly
business have not in them one tangle too In
tricate. Y'ou sometime feel as If our world were
full of bludgeons flying haphazard. Ob, no ;
they are thrashing instruments that Ood Just
uit to your case. There Is not a dollar of
bid debt on your ledger, or a disappoint
ment about goods that you expected to go
p, but that have gone down, or a swindle
of your business partner, or a trick on the
part of those who are In the same kind of
business that you are, but Ood intended to
overrule for your immortal help. '-Ob,"
you say, "there la no need talking that way
to me. I don't like to be cheated and out
raged." Neither doe the corn like tne corn
thrasher, but after it ha been thrashed and
winnowed it baa a great deal better opinion
Of winnowing mill and corn thrasher.
"Well," you say, "If I could choose my
troubles I would be willing to be troubled."
Ah, my brother, then It would not be trouble.
You would choose something that would not
hurt, and unless It hurts It does not get sane
titled. Your trial perhaps may b cnlldlesa
Bess. You are fond of children. You say
"Why doe Ood send children to that other
household, where they are unwelooms and
are beaten and banged about, when I would
have taken them In the arms of my affec
tion" You say, "Any other trial but this."
Your trial perhaps may be a disfig
ured couutenanua or a faoa that is
easily caricatured, and you say, "Ob,
I oould endure anything If only I
was good looking." And your trial perhaps
Is a violent temper, and you have to drive It
Ilk six unbroken horses amid the gunpow
der explosion of a great holiday, and aver
and anon It runs away with you. Your trial
lath asthma. You say, "Ob, If it were
rheumatism or neuralgia or sryalpslas, but
It 1 I hi asthma, and It I aueu an axhaiut
tug thing to breathe." Your trouble la a hus
band, short, sharp, snappy and eroa about
tha house and raising a small riot because a
buttoa is og 1 How oould you know Um but
Tonr trial I a wife aver In contest with tha
servants and she is a sloven. Though she
wn very careful about her appearance In
your presence once, now she Is careless, be
cause she said her fortune Is made! Your
trial la a hard school lesson you eannot
learn, and you have bitten your finger nails
until they are a sight to behold. Everybody
has some vexation or annoyance or trial,
and bo or she thinks It is the one least
adapted. "Anything but this," all ay.
"Anything but this."
Oh. my hearer, are you not ashamed to he
complaining all this time airalnst Ood? Who
manages the alTnlrs of this world anyhow?!
is it an inunltfl Modoc, or a Bitting Dull sav.
ago, or an omnipotent Nana Sahib I No, it
Is the most merciful and glorious and wise
tieing in nil the universe. You cannot tench
Omnipotence anything. You have fretted
nnd worried n I moot enough. Ho you not
inins sor norne oi yon are making your-
scivcs mucinous in ne signt oi tne angels.
Here Is a naval architect, and he draws out
the plan of a shlD of mnnv thousand tons.
Many workmen nre engaged on It for a long
while. The shin Isdone. nndaome dev. with
the flags up and the air gorgeous with bunt
ing, that vessel Is launched fornouthampton.
Ai mat time a lad six years of age comes
running down the dock with atovlioat which
be ho made with his own Jackknife, and he
says: "Here, my boat Is better than yours.
Just look at this Jihboom and these weather
cross jacx oraccs.- ana ne (irons ills little
boat beside tho great ship, nnd there I a roar
oi inugnrcr on mo clock's.
Ab, my friends, thnt Brent shin Is Tonr life
as iiou pinnnea it vast, million tonneii.
ocenn destined, eternity bound. Thnt little
hont Is your life as yon are trying to hew it
out ami losnion n nni inunen it. An, do not
try to be a rival of the great Jehovah. Ood
is always right, and In nine eases out of ten
yon are wrong. Heaends lust the hardshlna
lust the bankruptcies, lust the cross thnt it
Is best for you to have. He knows what kind
of grain you are, and Hesendsthe right kind
of thrashing machine. It will ben rod or
ftnfl or iron wheel just according as you nre
uicnes or cummin or corn.
Asnin. mv sublect teaches us thnt Ood
keeps trial on us until we let go. The farmer
shouts "whoa !" to his horses as soon ns the
grain has dropped from the stalk. The far
mer comes with his fork and tosses up the
straw, nnd he sees thnt the straw has let go
the grain nnd the grain is thoroughly
tnrnsnea. ho noil, running rod and turn
ing wheel both cease as soon lis we let iro.
We hold on to this world with lis pleasures
nnd riches nnd emoluments, and our knuckles
are so firmly set that it seems ns If we could
hold on forever. Ood comes along with
some thrashing trouble and heats us loose.
We started under the delusion thnt this was
a great world. We lonrned out of our geog.
rnphythntit was so many thousand miles
In diameter nnd so many thousand miles In
circumference, nnd wo sold, "Oh, my, what
a world I" Troubles came In alter life, and
this trouble sliced off one pnrt of the world.
and that troublo sliced off another part of the
world, and it has got to lie a smaller world,
nnd In some of your estimations a very In
signillcant world, and It is depreciating nil
the time ns a spiritual property. Ten per
cent, on", fifty per cent, off, nnd then tire
those here who would not give ten cents tor
this world for the entire world ns a soul
We thought thnt friendship was a grand
thing. In school we used to write composi
tions nlKint friendship, nnd perhaps we
made our graduating siieecb. on commence
ment day on friendship. Oh, it wns a charmed
thing, lint does It mean as much to you as
It used toi' You bava gone on in life, nnd
one friend has betrayed you, and another
friend has misinterpreted you, and another
friend has neglected you, and friendship
comes now sometime to mean to you merely
another nx to grind !
Ho with money. We thought If n mnn hnd
a competency he was safe for nil the future,
but we have learned that a mortgage may be
defeated by an unknown previous incum
brance ; thnt signing your name on the back
of n note may be your business death war
rant ; thnt a new tariff may change the cur
rent of trade ; that a man may be rich to-dny
nnd poor to-morrow. And ttod, by all these
misfortunes, is trying to loosen our grip, but
still we hold on. Ood smites us with a staff,
but wo hold on. And llo strikes us with a
rod, but we hold on. And He sends over us
the iron wheel of misfortune, hut we hold on,
There are men who keep their grip on this
world until the lout moment who suggest to
mo the coudltion nud conduct of the poor In
dian in the boat in the Niagara rapids com
ing on toward the fall, Hnnlngthnt ho could
not escape, a moment or two before he got
to the vorge of the plunge he lifted a wine
bottle and drank It off mid then tossed the
bottle into the air. Ho there are men who
clutch the world, and they go down through
the rapids of temptation and sin, nud they
hold on to the very last moment of life, drink
ing to their eternal damnation as they go
over and go down.
Oh, let go I Let go ! The best fortunes are
In heaven. Thero are no absconding cashiers
from that bank, no failing In promises to pay.
Set your affections on things nbove, not on
thing on the earth. Let go I Depend upon
It that Ood will keep upon you the staff, or
the rod, or the Iron wheel until you do let go.
Another thing my text teaches us I that
Christian sorrow I going to have a sure
terminus. My text say: "Dread corn la
bruised because he will not be ever thrashing
It." Blessed be Ood for that. Pound away,
0 flail. Turn on, O wheel' Your work will
soon be done. "He will not be ever thrash
ing it." Now the Christian haa almost a
much use in the organ for the stop tremulant
a he has for the trumpet. But after awhile
he will put the last dirge into the portfolio
forever. Bo much of us as Is wheat will be
separated from so much as 1 chaff, and there
will be no need of pounding.
They never cry in heaven because they
have nothing to cry about. There are no
tears of bereavement, for you shall have your
friends all round about you. There are no
tear of poverty because each one sits at the
King' table and has bis own chariot of sol
vation and free access to the wardrobe where
firinces get their array. No tear of sickness,
or there are no pneumonias on the air, and
no malarial exhalation from the rolling
river of life, and no crutch for the lame limb,
and no splint for the broken arm, but the
pulses throbbing with the health of the eternal
Ood in a climate like our June before the
blossom fall, or our gorgeous October be
fore the leave scatter.
In that land the soul will talk over the
different mode of thrashing. Oh, the story
ot the staff that struck the Alohas, and tha
rod that beat tha cummin, and the Iron
wheel that went over the corn ! Daniel will
describe the lions, and Jonah leviathans,
and Paul tha elmwood whip with blob
he was scourged, and Eve will tell how
aromatio Bden was the day she left It, and
John Roger will tell of the (mart ot name,
and Elijah ot tha fiery team that wheeled
him up the iky steeps, and Christ of the
numbness and paroxysm and hemorrhage
of the awful crucifixion. There they are be
fore the throne of Ood. On one elevation
all those who were struck of tha staff. On a
higher elevation all those who were struck
of the rod. On a highest elevation, and
amid the highest altitudes ot beaveu, all
those who were under the wheel. lie will
not ever be thrashing it.
Ob, my bearer, 1 there not enough salve
in this text to make a plaster large enough
to heal all your wounds? When a child is
hurt, tha mother is very apt to say to It,
"Now. It will soon feel better." And this is
what Ood says when He unbosoms sll the
trouble in th bush of this great promise.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy
oometn in the morning." You may leave
your pocket handkerchief sopping wet with
tear on your death pillow, but you will go
up absolutely sorrowleas. They will wear
black i you will wear white. Cypresses for
them, palms for you.
You will say t "1 it possible that I am
here' Is this heaven? Am I so pure now I
will never do anything wrong? Am I so well
that I will never again be sick? Are these
companionship so firm that they will never
again be broken? Is that Mary? I that
John? Is that my loved one I put away into
darkness? Can It be that these are the faces
01 those who lay so wan and em sol at ad in the
back room on that awful night dying? Oh,
how radiant thev are I Look at them I Bow
radiant they are !
"Why, how unlike this plane Is from what
I thought when I left the world below. Min
isters drew pictures of this land, but how
tame compnred with the reality I They told
me on earth that death was sunset. No, no I
It Is sunrise? (Morions sunrise I t see the
light now purpling the hills, and the cloud
name with the coming day."
Then the gates of heaven will be opened,
and the entranced soul, with the acutenes
and power of the celestial vision, will look
ten thousands of miles down upon the ban
nered procession a river of shimmering
SOlendor nnrl Will rrtmit "Whn mra t,v'r
And the angel of Ood standing close by will
say, "Don't you know who they nro'" "No."
says the entranced soul, "I cannot guess who
they nre." The angel will nv t "I will tell
you, then, who they are. These are they
who came out of great tribulation, or
thrashing, and had their robes washed and
rondo white in the blood of the Lamb."
Oh, that I could administer some of thesa
drop of celestial anodyne to those nervous
and excited souls. If you would take enough
of It, it would cure all your pangs. The
thought thnt you nre going to get through
with this after nwhlle nil this sorrow nnd
all this trouble. We shall have a crest many
grand dnvs In heaven, but I will tell you
which will he the grandest day of all the mil
lion ages of heaven. You say. "Arovou sure
you enn tell me" Yea. I can. It will bethe
day we get there. Rome say heaven Is grow
ing more glorious. I suppose it is, but I an
not enre mu"h about that. Heaven now If
good enough for me';"
History has no more gralulatorr scene
than the breaking in of tha Kiivllsh armv
upon Lncknow, India. A few weeks be for
n massacre had occurred at t'awnpnre, and
2M) women and children had been put In a
room. Then five professional butchers went
In and slew them. Then tiie bodies of the
slnln were tnken out and thrown into a well.
As the English army came Into Cswnnors
they went Into the room, and, oh, what a
horrid scene! Rwnrd strokes on tho wnll
near the door, showing that the poor thing
hnd crouched when they died, and they snw
nln that the floor was tinkle deep in blood.
The soldiers walked on their heels across It
lest their shoes be submerged of the carnage.
And on that floor of blood there were flow
ing locks of tinlr nnd fragments of dresses.
Out in Lucknow they hail heard of the
massacre, nnd the women were walling for
the same awful death, waiting nmld anguish
untold, waiting in pnln nnd stnrvntlon, but
wnltiiigherolcally, when one dny Havelock
nnd Outrun nnd Norman nnd Kir Dnvld
ilalrd and l'col. the heroes of the KiiLrlle.lt
army liur.r.ii for them ! broke in on that
horrid scene, and while yet the guns were
sounding, and while cheers were Issuing
from the starving, dying peoplo on the one
side and from the travel worn and powder
blnckened soldiers on the other, right there
in front of the king's palace there was such a
scene of handshaking and embracing and
boisterous Joy as would utterly confound the
pen of the poet and thepencll'of the painter.
Ana no wonuer. when those emaciated
women, who had suffered so heroically for
t'hrist's sake, marched out from their incar
cerations one wounded English soldier got
up in his fatigue rind wounds and leaned
ngiiiiist the wall and threw his can tin and
shouted, "Three cheers, my boys, tor the
oravo women :
Oh, that wns an exciting scene Rut a
gladder and more triumphant scene will It
be when you come up Into heaven from the
couiifts nnd incarcerations of this world,
streaming with the wounds of Initio and won
with hunger. And while the hosts of Ood
are cheering their great hosanna you will
strike hands of congratulation and eternal
deliverance In the presence of the throne. On
that night there will be bonfires on every hill
of heaven, nnd there will lie illumination In
every palace, and thero will lie a candle in
every window. Ah, noj I forgot, I forget.
They will have no need of the candle or of
the sun, for the Lord Ood glvnth them light,
nnd they shall reign forever and ever. Hull,
hnll, sons and daughters of tha Lord Ood
The Fumed lllua Law.
Tho blue laws of Connecticut were
so called because they were printed on
blue tinged paper, lb use ore some of
"No one shall be a freeman or have
vote unloHH ho is converted and a
member of one of tho churches allowed
in the dominion."
"So dissenter from the essentia
worship of this dominion Khali be al
lowed to give a vote for electing mag
istrates or any other o Ulcer."
"Ho food or lodging shall be offered
to a heretic."
"No one shall cross the river on the
Sabbath but an authorized clergy
man." No one shall travel, cook victuals.
make beds, sweep houses, cut hair or
shave on the Sabbath day."
'No one shall kiss bis or her chil
dren on the Sabbath or feasting day."
'I be sabbath day shall begin at
'Whoever wears clothes trimmed
with gold, silver or bone lace above
ono shilling a yard shall be presented
by the grand jurors, and the selectmen
shall tax the estate 300."
"Whoever brings cards or dice into
tho dominion shall be fined 6."
"No one shall eat mince pies, dauce,
play cards or play any instruments of
tnusio exoept the drum, trumpet or
'No man shall court a maid in per
son or by letter without obtaining tha
consent of her parents : 5 penalty for
the first offence, 10 for the second
and for the third imprisonment dur
ing the pleasure of the Court.
Slxei In Tiger Skins.
That the Royal Bengal tiger Is no)
inconsiderable beast is a well-known
fact, but to even give an approximate
guess on the length of one of the
monster's skins would puzzle many
persons who really believe themselves
to be naturalists. . For the benefit of
the Republic's scientific readers, a
well as the wonld-be Nimrods, who
wish to appear to be loadod with ani
mal statistics and foots of all kinds, I
will say that the length of the largest
tiger skin ever taken (after being
stretched and dried) was 13 feet 6T
inches. This must not be taken a
meaning the actual length of the living
beast, for the skins expand sur
prisingly while undergoing the curing
process, a green skin of ten feet being
accounted a wonder; in fact, Mr.
Inglis, the reoognized tiger authority
of Great Britain and India, says that
the greatest known length of an un
dressed skiu was 10 feet 2, inches. It
is believed, however, that the pre
decessors ot the present tribe oi
Bengalese eats were from a fifth to a
third larger than the gigantio striped
feline that roams the Indian jangles
of to-day, and that the old stories of
their carrying off full-grown oxen are
not exaggerations. St. Louis He
The Wonderful Esqnlmaox IThlp.
There was a contest between fonf
louimani in the village at the Fair.
writes a Chicago correspondent of the
isew lork World. Tho prixe
eontest for a five rent piece, which
some American willing to encourage
sport hnd bnried in the soil so that only
fragment of its glittering rim was
visible 1 he men stood eight feet apart,
With whip forty feet long. Such a
whip wonld have been a terror in the
hands of an Esqniiiintu if it had had a
renl handle J but of the forty feet thirty
nine feet and a half were Insh. Tho
linntllo was a stout tiiepe of white wood
six inches long, to which the Insh of
rawhide was fastened. Such whips are
nsed by the Esquimaux upon the teams
of tings which drag them over the snow.
The contest thin afternoon demonstra
ted the fart that it must be verv nn
comfortable to be an Esquimaux dog
within forty feet of the driver. It
would lie no trouble at all for the
Esquimaux to remove an ear or a pound
of flesh, full weight, from any dog in
The most expert whip among the
Esquimaux was a little mnn, not mnch
more than four feet high with slanting
eyes, anil a spiky, Muck beard, thnt
tnnde htm look very Japanese. A move
ment of his wrist sent the forty feet of
Insh curving back in a straight line like
a long stinke. Another movement nnd
it came fi rwnid, noiselessly shooting
through the air just above the surface
of the ground until, with a loud report,
tho tip end of the lash struck the pre
cise spot where the coin Inv buried.
ting it from the ground, nnd brought
it spinning bnek to the Esquimaux
artist. Such precision nnd such force
lire certainly unknown to sny other
whips in the world.
Cowboys with their vnnnted cracking
of bull whips nre stnnll children com
pared to these wonderful Esquimaux.
A tnnn standing hnlf wny between the
potitestniits could certainly have been
harked to (lentil with the ends of theit
lashes, in a very few minutes. The
foreo with which tho tip of the Insh
struck tho ground wns so prent that the
particles of dirt which Hew about in
flirted painful wounds upon the facet
of the tpcctiitors.
Lnvnidcr as a Ween,
A promising industry has been start
ed in South AuMriilin in a soinewhni
rtirioiiH way. The Central Agricultural
Riirenn of South Australia was recently
notified thnt n weed of very pronounce!
odor and nggresaivo growth hnd tnken
possession of about three acres of soil
in the southern portion of the colony.
Tho settlers in the neighborhood of tht
swamp where tho plant had established
itself were inclined to look with dis
tinct diNfavor upon tho "weed," which
the horses and cattlo would not eat,
nnd which spread so rapidly. It wai
presently found, however, Ihnt the weed
wad no other than tho lavender plant,
which though of no use as a fodder,
was otherwise a most profitable crop,
aa two or three tons of green stuff taken
from it will yield when distilled by
very niniple process $500 worth of la
vender oil. In Addition it would give
1(1(10 pounds of lavender water worth
sixteen cents per pound, after tho lirtd
distillation, and thirty-six cents pet
pound nfter further distillation. The
settler who wns shrewd enough to make
inquiries before rooting up his un
known crop has decided on the advice
of the Agricultural Bureau, uot only to
carefully cultivate what lavender he
has, but to plnnt several acres more.
The soil, of a light, sandy nnttire with
clay beneath and fairly moist, is emi
nently suited to the growth, not only
of lavender, but of all scent-producing
plants, and many of the colonists are
proposing to devote part of their land
to such cultivation. Courier-Journal.
They Have Laic Trees There.
In the Yosemlte Valley, the "Father
of tho Forest," a fallen tree .W0 feet
long, and several centuries old, has
been hollowed out so that for a dlstanot
of sixty yards a man cau walk upright
inside It, B
Women dentists have achieved n
marked success in London mi marked
that a scholarship has been founded for
insisting women without mcaus in the
ituJv of their profession.
Brings comfort nnd improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. Tho many, who live bet
ter than others nnd enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by nioro promptly
adapting tho world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
tho value, to health of tho pure liquid
laxutivo principles cinbruved in tho
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Iu cxccllenco U duo to its presenting
in the form most acceptable und pleas
ant to tho taste, the ruf rerhlng and truly
beiicliciul properties of n jierfcct lax
ntivo ; cflcctuully cleansing the system,
distielliiig t'oldu. hcudiii'hes and fevers
nml permanently curing constipation.
It litis given sntihfuction to millions and
met v.i tli the approval of tho medical
profession, becuuso it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver und Ilowcls without weak
ening them end it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Fip is for wilo by all drug
gists in 00c ml $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the Culifomlu Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, ulso tho numc, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will uot
Accept any subetituto if offered.
To Bird at Death."
fltit one specimen of venomous bird
known to the student of ornttholo
rlca! oddities tho "Hird of Death,"
I feathered paradox of New Oulnca.
i'crsoni blltcn by tho creature are
elcd by maddening pains, which
rapidly extent to every part of the
to ly. Loss of light, convulsions and
lockjaw are symptoms which follow
in rapid succession.
To Treat Tired Kye.
Ryes that are tired from loss a
sleep, overufe or traveling can be re
freshed by being covered half an hout
with a linen cloth lifted out of water
as hot as ciin be borne and laid drip
Ding over the lids.
The favorite flower of the Trincess of
Wale is the lily of the valley.
All other baking powders are shown by the
latest United States Government Report to be
inferior to the Royal in both Purity and Strength.
(See Bulletin 13, Chemical Division of U. S. Agricultural Dept.)
IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUC
"One of my neighbors. Mr. Tolin
Gilbert, has been sick for a Ions
time. All thought him pastrecovery.
He was horribly emaciated from the
inaction of his liver and kidneys.
It is difficult to describe his appear
ance and the miserable state of his
health at that time. Help from any
source seemed impossible. He tried
your August Flower and the effect
upon him was magical. It restored
birn to perfect health to the great
astonishment of his family and
friends." John Quibcll, Holt, Ont.
Do Not B Deceived
with Psatea, Enamels sail Paints which stain the
bsn ls. Injure the Iron anil hum red.
irw Hiuns sun Bbive Polish Is llrll lsnt. Odor
less. Durshle, and the cin.umer pays for no Un
or glass parkase with avarv pun-hue.
MEND YOUR OWN HARNESS
No tool! mairvii. Only hinmir nMdd tn iri
nn cnt.cu in m cuny ana quicti, .Tin iht elltioh
GAOIUttiV ftOOOth. liaNMllrlnsf fll bO to bs tna.U 1st
Hit lihr nor iurr hr Ut Kivt. Tnv are titrva.
loMBfe nd tJrbl. Millions nuW in um. JjI
tii-'M.s), uniform rte't, put up In bottt.
As.lt four 4lr for them, or wnd 40a la
uauip iw uVaV u w, aVaftOriOU IU HkVU Id Of
JU0S0N L. THOMSON MFG. CO..
a Wonderful Patch Plate
A new and I arlrnilflr srlnrlpl. lor airnlln
Tin. Hras,( asprr, Iran uuj l.aad.wliUaat
I. "I1-Sr "'" 'I. ' Plata
nailing If iicnt. will uirna lUlmilluary tonka, which
woulu Murt to n-pulr at any iln.muh lr..n, a 1.1 iu
f"1 Prlre 1 . rrnla. U far M rrnta.
Auv.id. roa ut It. Kiill .llTM-thm. with each puts
Al.twTIIK PATl tl FI.ATK .,
1814 fraaqiirfcaaun A vs., I'hlladrlshla. Pn.
(BLOOD POISOM I
A SPECIALTY. I
If aay ona doubts that
can tun ibe sn st
ilaata cava ia to lo M
day iet a:m wr ta for
puitlrulara and Invantt
rat our rallab lity. our
An mclal backing it
,77. , m-w- wntm mtnmry,
kkiida poiaaflom, irilla or ttotSnnajr fail,
rtt irantea acure ud utir sUai'lolypbllenu km tha only
thlntr thttt w.Ucara pstrutniitly. Kiaiiiv proof aant
avulad, fro, t ooc kaaitof Co.. Chiougo, ill,
f SwpeMftJlly PrOMnutes Claim.
lyialtibMl Mai, ltUuuUcttUugulttJU., ult auiua.
RIO MnNEYmd".b' eelltiif ait
BsVlVt Iwl wll Km f aniiraly new patuid
anirlw. No CuiniMfUUoli. feit-liiatlvc Territory,
Uulck Halaa. No I'auiial Kequired. Painter
Preferred- Referenrtm Kx rliaiisred. Addrea.
nit; rrn i.kttkh ro.,
n m4 17 Uatuatua fei., t .aelM.aa.il, Ohio.
Ms.- KsaMdf Ik. Catarrh I lb
at. raini u rm. an rtHpM
hoM hr drunlaia ar stai kr suit, i I
ta IT. Haatluas, Warsaa, fa, LJ
W Care Masters.
No matter of hew Ion standing. Writs
for free treatise, testimonial, etc., to H. J.
Hollensworth A Co., Owego, Tlvy N
Price 1 by mail, 1.)5.
A flnmbav cnrlo tleiler labels a golden
sovereign "Clir slian idol."
i. f. Parker, Frmlonis, M. Y "Bhall
not call on vnu for the ltm reward, for I be
lieve Hall's ('alarm I nre wll cure aur ca-eof
catarrh, Ws very but." Writ him for par
ticulars. BM by UruiMlsts, 74c
The Bank of New York and the flank of
Massachusetts were both founded In 1781.
Hatch's t'nlvrrsal Couch 8jrrnp will curs
that cough suriirlolngly quick. v cents.
The "salt bath" Is becoming very popular
In New York snd other cities.
A wonderful stnmsch corrrt,r-IWcri's
fills, BeeclMui's-uo others. Sfteenwabox.
The corner-stone of the National Capitol
was laid Hepte inner 18. 17t,
a, nnv k, I iiamp par iwpafv
Illustrated caulogu si bicrcka, fan,
sns aportlnf foods ol tvery description.
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Jaftn . Laval I im. flSa. a in. MS
Da Yen Ustp Ptscslnllv J
My Dear Fellow.!
? M? mnatlttitlon wu til ion vnrf agn.avnd I am f
0 IMnir on th by-law," aald Mr. C'boat, to S
brother lawyer wb .amntd that b not only
worked to much, but had no Junt eonnomy of
labor. Bui if, when fatigued , at iho end of aach
z day' mental toll, b had autiifht rwpoaa and?
peaceful aleep on a J
THE BEST BID MADE. ;
How Ilka men of narrower rapacity who bettaw
P' reflate the netMlty of sound aleep aa a pre-
2 requisite to sound beulth miifht he not hav
prolonged his life of unefulnerui for many years, f
The "Filirrtin" is mado of hinhly temprd S
: at eel wire i la the jierfet'tlnu of ease and will
SIhmI a lifetime Beware of t-heap iniltaiiona,
for i hey are not what they seem.'
fcxhltitteu: at No. Hi Warren bumC, Maw York, 2
Ko. t Hamilton Place, boston. . J
f For sale by nil reliable Dealers. a
2 bee brass Ta Kcg-iittered Trademark oo all
J Genuine Pllfrrlma. 2
bend for Money ftarlntr Primer, Free. S
Aline Tack ( araaratlan, Baetan. i
S WAHBMorsirji Ronton, New York. Phlladelntala. S
I'hk'atro, Bait in tore, ban Kruueisuo, Lynn. J
rsmmiH lauuwu, hsbhb. airuavva. S.aae.1
f Wbltiuao, Miumm Vuxbury, Maaa.j ifgrmouih.
i z j
Tha Davis Hand Cisam snparstur and
. ' : - . .any tanner. 1 nil
machin. Im, an attachment which, when th bowl
ha. been taken oot, u dropped into tha Separator o
that a belt can run to the churn. Writ, r. f.,,,h
particulars. tavl. Kurjkln Blilir. and M fu
Manufacture all kinds ol Creamery Machinery and"
Dairy Supplies. (Agents wanted in svery county.)
M 7 at T 77. ', 111.,
N IOIAL r,A M 'i I. V M a 6"l flsl
rvr -.niiusi, BSJIaVtMaM'SBss
a jfBW ,fNSlipiu V UI
iCeaap.eA.on. OttVuslva Breaths,
and all uuturdets oX Uo ttVMI.ti'tv
-V a-," ww.iuj, rarra!
idtyustlon follows tWir una. bold'
by jdruirwlMaorisbotbynudK lkx
r irt-a sRiuolfduMs
JillAN t ueuTcAL CO., e Tart,
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