Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, June 02, 1888, Image 7
,v 1 J k i THE LAME TOOK TIIK PREY LAOT 8UNDAY'S BROOKLYN SEIWICES IN TABERNACLE. THE IDW, Talmags Hays That In Ihn Array ol Cfcrlrt Too Many Want to He Cum anandort Tli Church 'Nee1 Mnre KarnrM Warktirs In tho Itanb. BROOKLYN. May !J7. At the Tabernacle Ihis morning tho Itov. T De Witt Tnlmnge, JD. D read tho account of tho man helpless .tho Beautiful Gate of the Temple. He 'ftfemi gnvo out tho hymn beginning A cloud of witnesses Around Hold ttico In full mirvcy Irgcl tho steps already trod, Ami onward urge thy way Tho subject of tho eloquent doctor's din--oonmo was: "Disabled Hunters Hrlnglng Down tho Most Umno.'' His toxt was from la. xxxlll, 23, "Tho Inmo tako tho proy." Following is tho sermon i Tho utter demolition of tho Assyrian host was hore predicted, Not only robust men hould go forth nnd gather thn spoils of con quest, but oven men crippled of arm and -crippled of foot should go out and capture much that was valuable. Their physical dis advantages should not hinder their gieat en richment. Ho It has been In tho past, so it is now, so It will bo In thu future. Ho It Is In all departments. Men labor under win ingly great disadvantages, and nmid the rooKt unfavoralito circumstances, yet making grand achievements, getting gront blessing for thcmslves, great hlcs-tltiR for tint world, groat binding for tho church, nnd mo "the Inmo tnlio tho proy," Do you know that tho three groat poet of tho world weie totally bllndf Homer, Os slan, John Milton. Do you know thnt Mr. Prescott, who wroto that enchanting book, 'Tho Conquest of Mexico," never saw Mex ico, could not oven sen tho paper on which bo nan writing! A framework across tho sheet, between which, up and down, went tho pon'lniniortnl Do you know thnt Gam bamlo, .tho sculptor, could not poo tho mat hie before iitm, or tho chisel with which ho cut It Into shape hewltchingf Do you know that Alexander Tope, whose poems will last na long as tho Kngllsli languagn, was so much of an invalid that ho hail to bo sewed up very morning In rough canvas In order to tiuid on bis feet at nil' , Do you know thnt Stuart, tho celebrated pointer, did much of his wonderful work un- der tho Bluulow of tho dungeon, where ho had boon unjustly imprisoned for debtr Do you know that Demostlienen by almost superhu- man oxcrtloii ilrst had to conquer tho lisp of his oim irpeech lieforo ho conquered nsfccm- hWre with Ills nloiiieiicn Do vnn know thnt Bacon struggled all through innumera- bio elcknwM, and that Iord Uyron and Sir "Walter Bcott went limping on clubfoot -through nil their lifo, nnd that many of tho , (rent poets nnd painter nnd orators nnd his torians nnd heroes of the world had somo- ' thing to keep them back, and pull them down, and Impedo their way, nnd cripplo their physical or their intelleetiinl move ment, and yet that they pushed on and pushed up until they reached tho spoils of worldly success, and amid tho huzza of .nations and centuries, "tho lamo took tho proy)" You know that a vast niultitudo of these. men rtnrtod under tho disadvantage of ob- euro parentage. Columbus, tho sou of tho weaver, Ferguson, tho astronomer, tho sou of tho shepherd. America tho prey of the ono, worlds on worlds tho proy of tho other. Bat whnt Is truo In scculnr directions is moro true in spiritual nnd religious directions, and 1 proceed to prove It. There uro in all communities many inva lids. Thoy never know a well day. Thoy mlharu to their occupations, but they go panting along tho streets with exhaustion, and nt ovditluu) thoy llo down on tho lounge with achlngs beyond all medicament Thoy bavo tried nil prescriptions, thoy havo goue through all tho cures which weru proclaimed Infallible, and they havo cotuo now to sur- Kinder to perpetual ailments. Thoy consider thoy uro among many disadvantages; nnil when thoy see thoso who uro buoyunt 1 hoalth puss ly thoy nlniost cuvj' their rohusf, mines and easy respiration. Uut I havo noticed among that invalid class thoso who hnvo tho createst know-led of tho Biblo, who nro in nearest intimacy with Jesus Christ, who havo tho most glowing experiences of tho truth, who havo had the most remarkable answers to prayer, and who bavo tho most exhilaraut anticipations of bcavon. Tho temptations which weary us who nro in robust health they havo con queroiL Thoy havo divided umong them the polls of tho conquest. Many who nro alert and athletic and swarthy loiter in tho way. Tbuso nro tho lamo that take tho proy. Rob ert Hall an invalid, Edward I'ayson an in valid, fliclmrd Baxter un invalid, Samuel Rutherford an invalid This morning, when you want to call to mind thoso who aro most Christllko, you think of somo darkened room hi your father's house from which thero went forth an inllueuco iiotvut for eternity. A stop further: Through raised letters tboart of printing has been brought to the attention of tho blind. Von' toko up tho Bible for tho blind, md yon closo your eyes, and you run your Angara over tho raised letters, and you say: "Why, I never could gut any Information in this way What a slow, lumbrous way of .rauiingi God help tho blind." Aud yet i find among that class of persons, -aomong tho blind, tho deaf and the dumb, the jriost thorough acquaintance with God's word. Shut out from nil other sources of information, no sooner does their hand touch the raised letter than they gather a prayer. Without eyes, thoy look off upon the king dom of God's lovo. Without hearing, they -atcb tho minstrelsy of the skies. Dumb, jot with pencil, "Or with irradiated counto tauire, thoy declaro the glory of God. A largo audience assembled in New York nt the anniversary of tho Deaf and Dumb Asylum, and ono of tho visitors, with chalk, on tuo blackboard wroto this question to the pupils "Do you not And it very hard to bo deaf and dumbP And ono of the pupils took tho chalk und wroto on the blackboard this ublime sentence in answer: "When the song of tho angola shall burst upon our enraptured ar wo will sea ico rcgrot tluit our cars wero aovcr marred with earthly sounds." Ohl the brightest eyes iu heaven will I hi thoso that merer saw on curtlt The ears most alert In bnavoo will bo thoso that iu this world beard aeltbor vokoof friend, nor thrum of harp, nor enrol of bird, nor doitology of congrega tions. A lad who had been blind from Infancy wan cured. Tho oculist operated upon thu Sad and then put a very heavy bandage over thooyin, and after a fow weeks had gone by tho bandage was removed nnd tho mother aid to tlio clilldi "Willie, can you fee" Ha aid. "Oh, mainuia, is tills heaven f The contrast between tho darkness beforo and the brightucKS alicrwcrd was overwhelming. And I tell you the glories of heaven will be a thousandfold brighter for thoso who never anwauvthlngou earth While many with good vision closed their oyes in night, and many who had u good, artistic anil cultural mr went iloun into discord, these alllictcd iuw cried uuto thu Lord iu their trouble, and n mit thtr norrow their nuVnnUfe, and i 'the Inmo took tlio prey," ' In the Seventh century Micro wm n legend I of UU Motlntwrt It was mild that lilt mother win blind, iind one day whlbi looking at hl mother ho felt o tyniwUliotlo Tor her Mliidtiis Hint hu nulled forward mid klmil hor lilind oye. and, the legend My, her vl inn entno liiinittlntljr That wn only a legend, Imt It l n truth, n glorious truth, tout it IiIm of Uoil'n eternal lovo hit brought in many n lilind oyo eternal llliiiiiluatlou. A Mop further There, nro thoso In all i-ontiniinltlcH who toll mightily for n llrell hood They Imvo ncaiit wngo. IVrhnC j llioy nro diMMiscd, or Imvo physical Infirm I tics, so thoy ni-e hindered from doing n con tlnuou day's work. A city mlMlounry HniW them up thn dark alley, with no fire, with thin clothing, with very conne liread. Thoy novcr rldo In tho ttrcct car; thoy cannot afford tho flvo cent. Thoy never oo nny plct unwunvo thoso in the rIiow window on the street, from which thoy nro often Jostled nnd looked nt lij wine one who scorned to my In the look "Stove onl Whnt ru you doing hero looking nt pictures!" Yot tunny of them live on mountains of transfiguration. At their rough Utblo Ho who fed the flvo thousand breaks the hrend. Thoy talk often of tho good times thnt nro coming. Thin world has no chnrm for them, but heaven entrance their spirit. Thoy often divide their scant crust with Mime for- j lorn wretch who knocks nt their door nt ' night, nnd on tliu blunt of tho night wind, as tho door oH!iis to lot thoin In, l liennl tho voicoof Him who wildt "1 wns hungry nnd vo fed nus" No cohort of henven will bo too bright to tnunort thoni Uy Ood's help i thoy hnve vanquished tho Assyrian host, ' Thoy hnvo divided iimoug them tho kjIU. Inline, Inmo, yet thoy took tho proy 1 was riding along tho country road ouo day, nnd I ruw a man on crutches. I over took him. Ilo wii8 very old llo wns going very slowly At thnt rnto it would Imvo tnkun htm two hours to go n mile, 1 Bald "Wouldn't you lll;o to ildof Ilo wild: "Thank you, I would, (lod bless you." When hoMit liesldo mo ho said "You see, I am very Inmo and very old, but tho Lord has lecu n good lord to mo. 1 Imvo buried nil my childivn. Tho Ird guvo them nnd tho Ixird had a right to take them nway Mcwcd lo his name. I was vary sick and 1 had no monoy, nnd my iiolghbors canio In nnd took enro of mo, und 1 wanted nothing. I suirer ii great ileal with pnln, but then I Imvo ho ' many mercies left. Tho tard has been a ! good 1irtl to me." And beforo wo had got ' iar I wns In iloubt whether 1 was giving him n rl(, or ll0 Wft Klving mo a ridel Ilo aldi ! "Now, If jouplenso, I'll get out here. Just help I I mo down on my crutches, If you please. God ' ' bless jou. Thank you, sir. Good morning, j , QooJ morning, You havo been feet to tho ' j ,mno' lr '0" lmvo- Oood morning." ' Swnrthy men had C0I10 tho road thatihv. 1 ' Jo not know whero they canio out, but overy hobble of thnt old man was toward tho shining gato. With Ids old crutch ho had struck down many a Sennacherib of temptation which has mustered you and me. Lnmo, so fearfully lame, so awfully lamo; but he took tho prey A step further. There nro in nil communi ties many orphans. During our last w ar and in thu years Immediately following, how many children wo heard say- "Ohl my father was killed in tho war." Hnvo you ever noticed 1 fear you have not how well thoso children Imvo turned out? Burning under tuo greatest, disadvantage, no orphan I asylum could do for them whut their father would nave uono uan no uvea. Tho skir misher sat ono night by the light of fagots In tho swamp, writing a letter homo, when n sharpshooter's bullet endod tho letter, which was novcr folded, never posted and novcr reaiL Thoso children enmo up under great disad vantages. No father to fight their way for thorn. I'erbnps there was in the old family Biblo nn old yellow letter, pasted fast, which told tho story of that's father's long march and how he suffered In tho hospital, but they looked still further on In tho lllblo, and thoy canio to tho htory of how God Is tho Father of tho fatherless and tho widow's portloc. ' nnd tue' soon took tnoir father's place in tnat nouscnoiu. iney imttied tuo way for lhclr "lotuur T'loy " "P. "d many ot tlle,n lmvo '" lno 'cars fcl"co tho war , tnkcn positions in church and stnto I u many of thoso who suffered nothing ' during thoso times huve hnd sons go out Into vc ol umoieuco umi vngaoonuago. tliose . who started under bo ninny ilisndwiutaucs 1 becnuso thoy were so early bereft, these aru I tho lamo w ho took tho prey. A step further There aro those who would llko to do good They say: "Ohl if 1 only had wealth, or If I hail eloquence, or If I hud high social position, how much I would ac complish for God nnd tho churehl" I stand i hero today to tell you that you havo great I opportunities for usefulness. ' Who built tho Pyramids? Tlio king who I ordered them builtf No; tho plain workmen who added stone after stouo, and stono after 1 stone. Who built the dikes of Holland! Tho 1 government that ordered tho enterprise! No; tho plain workmen who carried tho earth and rung their trowol on the walL Who are thoso who have built three vast ' cltiosf Tho capitalists! No; tho ctirponters, the masons, the plumbers, the plasterers, the tinners, the roofers depondeut on a (lay's i wages for n livelihood. And so in tho great I work of assuaging human suffering nnd on- lightening human ignorance and linking hu man iniquity. In that great work thu chief j part is to bo dono by ordinary men, with or dinary speech, in an ordinary manner aud by ordinary means. Tho trouble is that in the I army of Christ we all want to bo captains and colonels and brigadier generals. Wo are not willing to march with the rank and fllo, and to do duty with the private soldier. Wo want to belong to the reserve corps, and read about tho battlo while warming ourselves at the camp Ores or on furlough at home, our feet upon an ottoman, we sagging back into an armchair. As you go down the street, you sco an ex cavation and four or flvo men are working, and perhaps twenty or thirty leaning ou tho rail looking over at them. That Is tho way it is in tho church of God today, where you find ouo Christian hard at work, thorn nro , fifty men watching tho Job. Ohl my friends, why do you not go to work nnd preach this Gospolf You say: "I bavo no pulpit." You have. It may bo the carpenter's bench, It may be tho mason's wolL Tho robe in which you aro to proclaim this Gospel may bo a shoemaker's apron. But woo unto you If you preach not this Gospel somewhere, somehow) If this world Is over brought to Christ, it will bo through tho unan- ' imous nnd long continued efforts of men 1 who, waiting fornospecial endowment, con sccrnto to God whnt they have. Among tho most useless people in tho world nro men with ton talents, while many u one with only two talents, or no talont at all, Ls doing a great work, nnd so "tho lamo take tho pray " Them aro thousands of ministers of whom you lmvo never liennl In log cahiiu at tho west, In mission chapels at the east who are warring against thn legions of darkness suc cessfully warring Tract distributors, month by mouth undermining tlio citadels of sin. You do pot know their going or lUulroomlii'r, but tlio footlnlUof tbuir ministry are iieurd In tho palaces of heaven. Who uro the workers In our sabbath school throughout this luud today Men colubrulcd, men bril liant, men of vast estates! For the mowt part, not that nt alL I bare noticed that the chief characteristic of moot of thoio who nre Kumwsful In the work I thnt thoy know their Riblea, i-o earnest in prayer, nro anxious for the salvntlou of the young, nud Hahhuth by Hnbhath nro willing to sit down unobserved nnd toll of Christ and the rosurrectlim. Thoso aro tho humblo workers who nro recruiting tho great nriny of Christian youth - not by might, not by wwer, not by profound argument, not by brilliant antithesis, but by tho blessing of God on plain talk, nnd humblo story, nnd ileut tear, nud anxious look. "Tho Inmo take tho prey " Ohl this work of saving tho youth of our country how few nppieclatn what it III This generation tramping on the gravw wo will soon all I hi gone. What uoxtf An engineer on a locomotivo going across tlio western prairies day after day, saw a little child coiiio out In front of n cabin and wave to him, so he got in the habit of wav ing back to the llttlo child, nnd it wns tho day's Joy to him to sco this llttlo ono come out In front of thu cabin door nud wave to him, while ha answensl tmck Ono day tho train was Mated and It came on to tho duskof thoiivoutug As thu engi neer stood at his iKist ho saw by the head light that llttlo glii on tho track, wondering why tho train did not come, looking for tho train, knowing nothing of Its m-i-. A great horror seized upon (ho engineer Ho ro vorwsl the engine. Ho gave It In charge of tho other man on hoard, nnd then ho climbed over tho engine and he canto down on tho cowcatcher Ho said, though ho bail reversed thn engine, It seemed as though It wein going nt lightning sstsl, foster nud fastei , though It was really slowing up, aud with almost supernatural clutch ho caught that child liy tho liair and lifted It up, nud when tlieii'ain atopcil mid the passengers pitluM'iil around to ms wlml was tlio matter, there tho old eugliieel lay fainted dead away , the llttlo child alive and in hlsswnrthy Minis 'Olil" you say. "that was well dona" But I want you to exerelsu some kindness and some nppivclntlon toward those in com muiilty wiio a iv snatching the llttlo ones from uiidi't th' wheels of temptation and sin snatching tliein from undur thundering rail trains ol eternal disaster, bringing them up Into rcsicctablllty iu this world nud Into glory for tho world to coma You n preclato what tho engineer did, why enn you not appreciate the grainier work dono by every Sabbath school teacher this afternoon! Ohl my friends, I want to impress iqion myself aud iih)ii yourselves that it Is not tho number of talents wo jiossess, hut tho use we mnko of them God has a royal family iu tho world Now, If I should ask "Who aro tho royal fami lies of history P you would say "Housoof Hnpsburg, houso of Ktuai ts, house of Bour bons." They lived In palaces, and had groat equlmga But who nro tlio Lord's royal family! Some of them may serve you in tho household, somo of them nro in unllghted garrets, somo of them will wnlk this afternoon down tho street, on their arm basket of brokon food, some of them nro in thu almshouse, despised nud rejected of men, yot Iu tho last great day, while it will Do found that somo of us who fared sumptuously every day aro hurled back Into dlscoinllturo, there aro the lamo that will tako tho proy Ono stop further' Thero aro n great many ieoplu discouraged about getting to heaven. You aro brought up lu good families, you had Christian parentage, but you frankly loll mo that you are a thousand miles nway from tlio right truck. J My brother, you aro tho ono I want to ' preach tothis morning. 1 have been looking for you. 1 will tell you how you got astray It was not maliciousness on your pnrt. It was perhaps through the geniality and soci ality of your nature that you fell into sin. You wnndered nwny from your duty, you unconsciously left the housoof God, you ad mit tho Gospel to bo true, und yet you hnvo so grievously and pruloiigcdly wunderud, you say rescue is Impossible. It would tako a week to count up tho names of those In heaven who wero on earth worse than you tell mo you mo Thoy went tho whole round of Iniquity, thoy disgraced themselvos, thoy disgraced their household, thoy despaired of return because their repu tation wns gone, their projierty wns gone, everything was gonu, but Iu somo hour like this thoy heard tho voice of God aud throw themselves on tho divluo commission, and thoy rose up moro thnn conquerors. And 1 tell you thero is the same chanco for you. That is ouo reason why I liko to preach this Gospel, bo freo a Gosm1, so tremendous a Gosjiel. It takes u man all wi oiig nud mukes him all rlghu In a former settlement where 1 preached, a member of my congregation quit tho houso of God, quit respectable circles, wont Into all styles of sin, and was slain of his Iniquity Tho day for his burial camo, and his body was brought to the housoof God. Somo of his comrades who had destroyed him were overheard along tho street, on thu wuy to tho burial, saying "Come, let us go and hear Talmago damn this old sinuerl" Ohl 1 had nothing but tears for tho dead, and 1 had nothing but Invitations for the living. You see 1 could not do any other wise. "Christ Jesus camo to sock nnd savo that which was lost." Christ In bis dying prayer 6aid. "I-'nther, forgive them," nnd thnt was a prayer for you nnd for mo. Oh, start on the road to heaven today You uro not happy Tho thirst of your soul will uever bo sluked by tho fountains of sin. You turn everywhere hut to God for help light whero you are, cull on him. llo knows you, ho knows all about you, be knows all the odds against which you have been contend ing in Ufa Do not go to him with a long rigmarolo of a prayer, but Just look up and say "Uelpl belpl" But you say "My hand trembles so from dissipations, 1 can't evcu take hold of a hymn book to sing." Do not worry nbout that, my brother, I will give out n hymn at tho close I so familiar you can sing it without a book. But you say "I have such terrible habits on me, 1 can't get rid of them." My answer is. Almighty grace can brrak up that hubit.and will break it up But you say "Tho wrong 1 did was to ouo dead and Iu heaven uow, and I can't correct that wrotur " You can correct it. By the grace of God, go Into tho preseuco of that one, and tho aiMilogles i you ought to hnvo mado ou earth muko in heaven. "Ohl" says some man, "if I should try to I do right. If 1 should turn away from my evil doing unto tho Lord, I would bo jostled, 1 I would bo driven back, nobody would have i any sympathy for ma" You are mistaken. 1 Here, in tho preseuco of the church on earth . and in heaven, I givo you today tho right j hand of Christian fellowship. God sent mo here today to preach tins, nud ho sent you hero to hear this: "Let the wicked forsako I his way and the unrighteous man his thought, nud let hlm return uuto tho I onl, who will have mercy, und uuto our God, who will abundantly pardon." Though ou may havo been tho worst sinner, jou may becomo tho best saint, und In tho great day of Judg ment it will bo found that "whero sin abounded, grneo does much moro abound," and while thu spoils of un ovn uuung king dom nro tietng awarded for your pursuit It will bo louud that thu lauu took the proy . BlesMHi im God thnt wu nre. this Sabbath, one week nwrer the obliteration of M the inequalities of (hi Ufa and all Its dlsqula Hides. Years ago, on n lioat on the North river, tho pilot gave n very sharp ring to the bell for tho boat to slow up, Tho engineer nt tended to tho machinery, and then he cnine up with somo alarm ou deck to see whnt wns llm matter He saw It was a moonlight night and thore were no obstacles In tho wny llo went totho pilot nnd snldi "Whytlld you ring thn Ml Iu (hut wny Why do you want to stop! there's nothing tho mnttrr" And (ho pilot wild to him "Thero Is n mist gathering on the river, don't you sea tlmll and there ts night gather lug darker nud darker, nud I can't see tho wny " Then thn engineer, looking nrotmd nud seeing it wns n bright moonlight, looked Into the faro of tho pilot, nnd saw thnt ho wns dying, and (hen thnt he wns drad. God Riant thnt when our Inst monifiit come wo may I si found nt our ost doing our whole duty nud when the mists of tho river of denth gather on our eyelids, may tlio good Pilot tako tho wheel from our hands and guh!o us Into tho calm harbor of eternal rest I Drop tho anchor, furl thnsnlli I mil snfo within the vale. CLIPPINGS OF ALL S0P.T8, Tho red carnation I now regularly ivoog ulred ns tho representative Iloulangor (lower This season they nru netting shnd on (ho I'aclllo const, thanks to Undo Sam's hatch cries. Tho Ilrst rrnsndo ended by tho taking of .leriisnieiu. July l. IOW). nud Godfrey Do Bouillon mado king A K'asaiit has Just died In Austrlii-Htin-gnry who was Ml! years of nga llo left n son ngisl lift j ears and a grandson of M "Thu Black Sea and Arof Canal company," with a capital or f IT.OOU.lHK). aro ulxiut to ls gin cutting a ctinnl across tho Crimean Isthmus Tho New York llindcpartnicntspont 3,7I)0 for alnlgliH on which to truiiort thu trucks nnd engines during tho thnsj days of tho blizzard A parrot that was valued at -T(X) died In Poughkeoisle recently It could slug, talk and swear iu tho Kngllsli, Dutch and Portu guese languages. Tho English government offers to owners of over twenty horses an annual retainer of HIM) for each horso for tho option of purchas ing thoin in time of wnr Somo California land owners Imvo been ex tensively grafting chestnut nnd wild oak trees and nro nan gull in of very profitable re turns from their enterprlta liocomntlve 5M, of thn Cninberlnnil Valley railroad, is noted down therelKvatiso, during tho war, It was bought for $S1,(XX) You can buy n iK-tter ono uow for fft,0(X) Tho Sweetwater dam Justlcompleted at San Diego. Cal at n cost of fhW.tXX), Mild to bo twenty feet higher than nny dam In the United States. It I ninety feet from its base to iu crest. Parisians lmvo been mousing themselves with ii "ham fair," at which Ixioths were filled with sausages, hams nnd lard, nnd nro now enjoying a "gingerbread fair," say tho correspondents. Ten tons of canceled tickets that accumu lated during tho (mst two years at tho office of tho Boston nnd Albany railroad In Spring field, Mass.. aro lielng cut up, preparatory to selling them aa old por A Methodist church nt Augusta held n "hard Isiiled egg festival" for tho puriioso of raising money I'ach lady attending was ex pected to bring a hard boiled egg, the pro coeds togo to tho purchasa of nn organ. Tho chief magistrate of a Justice court in Jasper county. Go., sits on u nail keg when dealing out Justice, nnd when a caso Is given to a Jury tho "good men nnd truo" nro turned In n horto lot to mnko up their verdict. An Austrian baron who desired to commit suicide consulted a physician about a com plaint about his heart in order to And out exnetly where it wits. Ho then fired flvo shots into his tnxly. aiming nt his heart, nnd thoy being unsuccessful, lie blow his braitr out with ouo shot. "Ilncln Helium" (leiu-rnl Ain-Hrnin-. Mr Joel Chandler Harris, "Undo (tenuis," wns discussed by a literary club In Atlanta, Go., tho other evening, nnd wns descritied by ono of his friends as the plainest of nil plain men. Ho Is never untidy, but "his trousers nlwnys bag at tho knee, and If ho didn't have at least ouo button off his coat ho would not ho happy In Justice U his head gear, let me say that ho always wears tho nobbiest derby and red hair, and carries a rustic hickory cana it was cut from tho virgin forest near his West Knd home, and he was never known to bo without It. Ho Is not lamo. Imt the hickory enno is ns necessary to his make up ns tho rod cravnt that over ndorns his shirt front to keep up a kind of harmonious blend ing with his stubby intistacho and hair In his general upioaranro, thercforo. It may be accepted that If ho be not unique, ho Is at least old fashloued." Detroit Free Press. A New Kurt of I'urrlnc. Parisians are wearing a new sort of ear ring, to which they have taken kindly an arrow or n feather fixed almost horizontally across tho lobo. Tho arrow is generally en riched with a single peurL Tlio feather has a cluster of small colored stones. Long drop earrings have nlso come in ngaln, to tho de light of the women who possessed such trin kets, and havo hastened to exhume them from the cases in which they havo loin so long. Chicago Herald. Died with ll-r Children. At the recent fire at Vassar, Mich,, a thor oughbred femulo pointer, owned by John Loss, hnd her kennel, in which were eight puppies, under ono of the burning building's. With mother Instinct tho xxr thing ran bock and forth from undor the burnlig building, mutely appealing for help, but nono could be given, and rather than deso't her brood sho died with them. Chicufo Herald. The Nalnn's Srnsiitlmiul I'lrtnr. The Paris Salon this year exhibits 3..VM pictures. Ono of the most sensational pfo turcs is Altxrt Malgnnu's "Tocsin," whlrh represents a huge uplifted bell, out of which all sorts of fruntic, somber figures of mm and women nre tumbling, typifying the va rious phases of (Ire, attack, flood und disas ter, of which thoy scruum warning cries. Frank lslio'g. Clipping for I. T. Ilnriiiiin. I' T Harnum ts ou tho hooks of a London oftcney which furnishes clipping from news papers, for notices of nny "oxtroordluarf curiuxitips allvo or extraordinary perform unco or exhibition! which cun I placed In our larj;oexuniltion tenu.M New York Hun. Will In KiiiiiI from l'itletlnn, A Ilobrew nt Athens Un. has recclvfd a p,lft of six ounceo of white snud from I'alos Una It Is said to bo the tielief of miuio llo brens that tins mind, if placed under tho head of a cor, insure tlio return of Uii spirit to Jerusalem. fuw York Uruphlc LEAP YEAR BALL-PROGRAMS, AND INVITATIONS With Illumination designs appropriate for the occasion, Printed in finest style of the art at COURIER : OFFICE. ALSO LEAP YEAR RECEPTION CARDS. GRAND BANKRUPT SALE ! THE BKU HIVE STOCK Is now on sale lor what it will hrin. It comprises one of the FINEST LINKS OF DRY GOODS ever brought to the city, and must he closed out at once. nOOO-PAI'RS of SHOES fjFor Ladies, (Jents and Misses. Call in and see for yourself. The goods must be sold, so come and get them. BREX HIVK,95.'nd9i7 OSl. The Season for Driving as opened and we have just received a tine line of Turf Goods and a great variety of II -AT Grey Horse Harness Emporium, 1020 O Street. NEW, NEAT AND NOBBY. ST. CLOUD DINING HALL. Twelfth ulrcet, opp Opera House.. F. C. PRAY, tine Caterer. This Now nud Heuutlful K-stnuriint has JtiMt been opened to the public. Wo will olsm to fcocuro your putroiuiKo by serving tho tiest tho market a Herds ntreaMinnblu priw. OPEN 1DA.V VNID NIGHT. My arrniiKomontH with all parts of tlio statu nro such that partlcx orderinu In tlnio caa be supplied with all deltcitclcN of the pcumoii. N. U All orlarn for Wed limes I'artle.Huppors, Kestl vuls. Halls, llnnquct. otc, to promptly attended to, and sent to all pnrU of tho country. PurcSprlng Water nsed instead of City Salt Water. WeSssel & Dobbins, Qrt f?Wiiters, New Burr Block, Wedding Invitations, Engraved Calling Cards, Box Station ery, Fine Printing of all Kinds, Gix'e Us a, Trial Order. Whips, Saddles, FANCY DUSTERS LAP ROBES -A NO Ladies : Pine : Saddles. TIIK- Sti Cor. 12th arid. O Sts.