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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1883.
BELIKYK AND BE SAVED.
6UBJECT OF SERMON DY REV. DR.
TALMAGE, SUNDAY, JULY 28.
Tho Notnl llnxiltlyii UIyIii lrenrlie In
BU Paul. Minn., lltTortt mi timurn ntul
Apprerltle CoiieircMtlon Full TV it of
a Memorable ntul llitrrrllii(j IMx-uurnr.
8t. I'aui, Minn., July as. -Tho Itov. T. Do
Witt TnlnmKc D. I) of Brooklyn, N. V
preached In this city today. Ills subject was
"Tho Earthipiako," anil ho took for his text!
"Itcllovo on tho Lord Jesus Christ, ntul thou
tbalt be saved." Acts xvt, 111. Tho sermon
Jnlls nro dark, dull, damp, loathsomo places
even now; but thoy wero worso In tho apos
tolic times. 1 Imagine today wo nro standing
in tho Phlllpplan dungeon. Do you not feel
tho chilli Do you not hear tho groan of thoso
incarcerated ones who for ten years havo not
teen tho sunlight ntul tho deep sigh of women
who remember their father's house, and
mourn over their wasted cstntol Listen again.
It Is tho rough of n consumptive., or tho
Itruggloof ono In tho nlghtmaro of a great
horror You listen again and hear a culprit,
bis chnlns rattling an ho rolls over In his
dreams, and you sayt "Ood pity tho pris
oner." Out thcro is another sound In that
prison. It Is a song of joy and gladnoss.
What n, place to sing lnl Tho uimlc comes
winding through tho corridors of tho prison,
and iu all tho dark wards the whisper Is
heard! "What's that What's tlmtl"
Till: BONO or PAUL AND RtLAS.
It is tho songof Paul nnd Hllns. Thoy can.
not sleep. Thoy linvo been whipped, very
badly vhlpod. Tho long gashes on their
backs nro bleeding yet. Thoy lli flat on tho
cold ground, their feet fast In wooden sock
ets, and of courso they cannot sieop. Rut
they can sing. Jallr, what nro you doing
with these peoplol Why havo thoy been put
In here! Oh, thoy have been trying to innlto
tho world bettor. Is that all f That is nil.
A pit for Joseph. A lion's cavo for DauloL
A blazing furnaco for Bhndrach. Clubs for
John Wesley. An anathema fur Philip Me
lancthon. A dungeon for Paul and Silas.
But whllo wo nro standing In tho gloom of
tho Phlllpplan dungeon, nnd wo hear the
mingling voices of sob nnd groan nnd blas
phemy nnd hallelujah, suddenly nn earth'
quakol Tho iron ban of tho prison twist,
tho pillars crack olT, tho solid masonry logins
to heavo and all tho doors swing open,
jailer, feeling himself ro$touslble
these prisoners, nnd believing, in his pngan
ignoranco, suicide to bo honorable slnco
Brutus killed himself, and Cnto killed him
self, and Coxitis killed himself puts his
sword to his own heart, proposing with ono
strong, keen thrust to put an end to his ex
citement nnd agitation. But Paul cries out!
"Stop I stop I Do thyself no barm. Woaro
all here,'' Then 1 seo tho jailer running
through the dust and amid tho ruin of that
prison, nnd 1 tea him throwing himself down
at tho feet of theso prisoners, crying out;
"What shall I dot What shall I dot" Did i
Paul answer: "Oct out of tills place beforo
there Is another earthquake; put handculTs
and hopples on theso other prisoners, lest
they got nwayl" No word of that kind.
His compact, thrilling, tremendous an
swer, answer mcmorablo all through
earth nnd heaven, was: "Bellovo on tho
Lord Jcsus'Cbrlst, and thou shalt bo saved."
Well, wo havo all read of tho carthquako In
Lisbon, in Lima, in Aleppo and in Caraccns;
but wo livo in a latitudo whero severo vol
canic disturbances nro rare. And yet wo
bavo seen lf ty earthquakes. Hero is n man
who has been building up n largo fortune.
His bid on tho money market was felt In all
tho cities. Ho thinks ho has got boyond all
annoying rivalries in trado, and ho says to
himself: "Now I am freo nud safo from all
possiblo perturbation." But In 1837 or In
1657 or In 1873 a national panlo strikes tho
foundations of tho commercial world, and
crash) goes nil that inagnlflccut business es
tablishment. Hero Is n man who has built
up a very beautiful homo. Ills daughters
havo just como from tho seminary with
diplomas of graduation. Ills sons bavo
started in life, honert, temperato and
pure. When tho evening lights are
struck, there is a happy aud unbroken family
circle. Rut thcro has boon nn accident down
at Long Druncli. Tho young man ventured
too far out in tho surf. Tho telegraph hurled
tbo terror up to tho city. An earthquako
struck under tho foundations of that bonuti
ful homo. Tho pluno closed, tho curtains
dropped, tho laughter hushed. Crush I go all
thoto domestic bojws aud prospects and ex
pectations. So, my friends, wo havo all felt
the slinking down of borne great trouble, nnd
there was a tlmo whon wo wero as lunch ox
cited ns this man of tho text, and wo cried
out, as ho did, "What shall I dot What shall
I dof The Bamo reply that tho apostlo made
to him is appropriate to us: "Relievo on tho
Lord Jesus Christ, nnd thou shnlt be saved."
Tbero nre so:no documents of so llttlo Im
portance that you do not caro to put any
moro than your lust uaino under them, or
even your initials; but there nre some docu
ments of so great importanco that you write
out your full name. So tho Saviour in somo
parts of tbo Biblo Is called "Lord," and in
Other parts of tho Ulblo ho Is called "Jesus,'
and In other parts of tho Biblo ho is callod
"Christ J" but that thcro might bo no mis
tako about this passage, all three names come
together "Tho Lord Jesus Christ."
YOU CAN TUUBT II1M.
Now, who Is this Rcing' thnt you want mo
to trust In and bellovo in I Men sometimes
como to tno with credentials and certificates
of good character, but 1 cannot trust them.
Tbero Is some dishonesty in their looks that
makes mo know I shull bo cheated If I con
fide in them. You cannot put your heart's
confidence In n man until you know what
stuff he Is mado of, and am I unreasonable
today when I stop to ask you who this Is that
you want mo to trust lnl No man would
think of venturing hi llfo on a vessel going
out to sea that had nover been inspected.
No, you must have tho certificate hung nrnld
ships, telling how many tons it carries, and
bow long ngo it was built, and who built it,
and nil about it And you cannot oxpect me
to risk tho cargo of my immortal interests
on board any craft till you tell mo what It is
mado of, and whero It was made nud what it
U. When, then, 1 ask you who tills is you
want nu to trust In, you tell mo he was a
very attractive person. Contemporary wri
ter describe his whole appearance as being
resplendent. There was no need for Christ
to tell tho children to como to him. "Suffer
llttlo children to como unto mo" was not spo
keu to tho children; it was spoken to the dis
ciples. The children camo readily euough
without any invitation. No sooner did Jeus
appear thnn tho llttlo ones jumped from their
mother's arms, uu avahtncho of beauty uud
lovo, Into his lap. Christ did not ask
John to put his head down ou his
bosom, John could not help but put
bis head there, I suppose to look at Christ
was to live him. Oh, "how attractive bis
manner I Why, when they saw Christ com
ing along tho street, they ran Into their
bouses, aud they wrapped up their Invalids
as quirk us they could a:.d brought them out
that he might look ut them. Tbero was some
thing to pleasant, so Inviting, so cheering in
everything ho did, in bis very look When
these sick ones were brought out did bo snyi
"Do not bring me theso sores; do not trouble
me with theso leproslesf No, no; tbero was
a kind look, there was a gentlo word, thcro
was n healing touch. Thoy could not keep
nnny from him.
In addition to till toft new, of character,
there wns n fiery momentum, How tho kings
of the earth turned pnlol Hero is n plain
man, with n few tailors tt his buck, coming
olT the sea of Oulllcc, going up to tho (mince
of the CicMim, making that (mlnca quake to
the foundation, ntul uttering a word of
mercy uud kindness which throbs through all
tho earth, nnd through all the heavens, and
through all ages. Oh, lie was n loving Chrlstl
But It wns not effeminacy or Insipidity of
character; it was nocomuinlcd with lunjenty,
Infinite nud omnlotent. Lent tho woild
should not renllro his earnestness, this Christ
mounts tho cross.
tub dratii or CltniHT.
You snyi "If Christ tins to dlo, why not let
him tako sonic dead' potion nnd Ho on a
couch In somo bright and beautiful homol If
ho must dlo, let him oocplro amid nil kindly
Intentions." No, the world must hear tho
hammers on tho heads of tho spikes. Tho
world must listen to tho death rattlo of tho
sufferer, Tho world must feel his warm blood
dropping on each check, whllo it looks up Into
tho faco of his anguish. And so tho cross
must bo lifted, nud n holo Is dug on tho top of
Calvary It must bo dug threo feet deep, nnd
then tho cross Is laid on tho ground, nud tho
sufferer is stretched upon It, nnd the nails
nro pounded through norvo aud miiselo nnd
bono, through tho right hand, through tho left
hand; and thcu thoy shake his right hand to
seo if It Is fast, nud thoy henvo up the wood,
half a dozen shoulders under tho weight, nud
they put tho end of tho cross In tho mouth of
tho holo, and thoy plungo It In, all tho weight
of his body coming down for tho first tlmo
ou tho spikes; nnd whllo somo hold tho cross
upright, others throw In thodirtniidtramplo
it down, nnd trample it hard. Oh, plnntthat
tree well nud thoroughly, for It is to bear fruit
such as no other troo over boro. Why did
Christ endure Itt Ho could havo taken thoso
rocks, and with them crushed his cruclflors.
Ho could hnvo reached up and grasped tho
sword of tho omnipotent God, and with ono
cIcjsji cut havo tumbled them into perdition.
But no; ho was to dlo. Ho must dlo. Uls
llfo for your llfo. In nn European city a
young man died on tho scaffold for tho
crimo of murder. Some time nftcr, tho mo
ther of this young man was dying, nud tho
priest como In, nud sho mado confession to
tho priest that sho was tho murderer nnd not
ber son; Inn moment of nugcr sho had struck
her husband a blow that slew him. Tho son
camo suddenly Into tho room, and wns wash
ing away tho wounds, nnd trying to rosuscl
tato his father, when somo ono looked through
tho window ntul saw him, nnd MipKscd him
to bo tho crlmlnnl. That young mnn died for
his own mother, You say, "It wns wonder
ful that ho nover exposed her." But 1 tell
you of a grander thing. Christ, tho Sou of
God, died not for his mother, nor for his
father, but for his sworn enemies. Oh, such
a Christ ns that so loving, so patient, so self
sacrificing can you not trust him I think
thcro aro ninny under tho Influcnco of tho
Spirit of God who nro saying, "I will trust
Him if you will only tell mo how;" and tho
great question asked by thousands Is, "Howl
howl" And whllo I answer your question I
look up and utter tho prayer which Rowland
Hill so often uttered In tho midst of his ser
mon, "Master, help I" How nro you to trust
In Christ' Just as you trust any ono. You
trust your partner In business with impor
tant things. If a commercial house gives
you a noto payablo three months hence, you
expect tho payment of that note at tho ena
of threo months You havo perfect confi
dence In their word aud In their ability. Or
again, you go homo expecting there will bo
food on tho tablo. You havo confidence in
that. Now, I ask you to havo tho same con
fidence In tho Ix)rd Jesus Christ. He
6ays: "You bellovo I lako away your sins
and thoy aro all taken away." "What!" you
say, "beforo I pray any morof before I read
my Biblo nny morof beforo I cry over my
sins any moro f" Yes, this moment. Believe
with all your heart and you nro saved. Why,
Christ is only waiting to get from you whnt
you glvo to scores of peoplo overy day,
What is that! Confidence. If theso peoplo
whom you trust dny by day nro moro worthy
than Christ, if they aro moro faithful than
Christ, if they havo dono moro than ChrUt
overdid, thon glvo them tho preference; but
if you really think that Christ Is as trust
worthy as they nre, then deal with him as
fairly "Oh," says somo ono In n light way,
"I bellovo that Christ was born In Bothlo
hem, nud I ba love that bodied on tho cross."
Do you believe It with your head or your
heart) I wi 1 illustrate tho difference You
nro In your own house. In tho morning you
open a uowspnper and you read how Cnpt.
Brnveheart on tho sea risked his llfo for tho
salvation of ills passengers. You say, "What
a graud fellow ho must havo been I Ills fam
ily descrvo very well of tho couutry." You
fold tho newspaper nnd sit down at tho tablo,
and perhaps do not think of that incident
again. That is historical faith.
TOD AllE RAVED.
But now you aro on tho sea, and it Is night,
and you nro asleep, and you aro nwnkenod by
tho shriek or "riroi" You rush out on tho
deck. You hear amid tho wringing of tho
hands aud tho fainting, tho cry: "No hope!
no hojiol We nro lostl wo nro lost!" The
sail puts out Its wing of fire, tho ropes make
a burning ladder in tho night heavens, tho
spirit of wrecks hisses Iu the wavo, nud ou
tbo hurricane deck shakes out Its banner of
smoko nud darkness. "Down with tho life
boats I" cries the captain. "Dowu with tho
llfo hoatsi" Peoplo rush Into them. Tho
bouts aro ubout fulL Room only for ono
moro man. You aro standing on tho deck
bestdo the captain. Who shall It be' You or
the captain I Tho captain says, "You." You
Jump, and aro saved. Ho stands there aud
dies. Now, you beliovo that Capt. Bravo
bean sacrificed himself for his passengers,
but you believe It tritb lovo, with tears, with
hot and long continued exclamations ; with
grief at his loss and joy at your deliverance.
That is saving faith. In other words, what
you believe with all the heart, and bellovo in
regard to yourself. On this bingo turns my
bormou; aye, the salvation of your Immortal
souL You often go across a bridge you know
nothing nbout. You do not know who built
tho bridge; you do not know whut material
it is mado of; but you coma to it and walk
over It and ask no questions. And hero is
an arched bridge blasted from tho "Rock
of Ages," am) built by tho architect of the
wholo universe, spanning the dnrk gulf be
tween sin and righteousness, aud all God asks
you is to walk across it, uud you start, aud
you come to it, and you stop, and you go a
little way on and you stop, und you fall back
und you experiment. You say, "How do 1
kuow that briiige will hold mo" instead of
marching on with firm step, asking no ques
tions, but feeling that tbn strength of the
eternal Uod Is under you Oh, wo there ever a
prize proffered so cheap as pardon uud heaveu
are offered to you) For how much) A mil
lion dollars! It is certainly worth more than
that. Rut cheaper than that you can have
IU Ten thousand dollars) Less than that.
Five thousand dollar Less than that.
One dollar' Los than that. One farthing)
Uta than that, "Without money and
without price." No money to pay No jour
ney to take. No penance to suffer Only
just one deelslvonctlou of tho soul. "Relieve
on the l.nrd Jesus Christ, nud thou shnlt be
saved." Khali I try to tell you what It Is to
Is) r.ived ranuot tell you. No mnn, no
angel can tell you. Rut. I can hint nt It, For
my text brings mo up to this polnti "Thou
shnlt U mtvtil.1' It menu n hippy llfo hero,
nnd n ivnecful death and n blissful eternity.
ItHn grand thing to go to sleep nt night,
ntul to get up Iu the morning, uud to do busi
ness nil day feeling thnt nil is t ight Iwlwccn
my benrt nud Ood No accident, no sick
ness, no ersvctitlon, no ieril, no sword
can do me any criuntieut dntungo.
1 am it forgiven child of God, aud
He Is liouud to seo mo through. Ho hns
sworn lie will see me through Tho moun
tains may dcmrt, the earth tuny burn, tho
light of the stiu s umy Ut blown out by tho
blast of the Judgment hurricane; but life
nnd death, things present nud things to como,
nro mine. Yea, further thnn that It means
n Hnceful death. Mrs. Ilomnus, Mrs. Slgour
noy, Dr. Young, nnd almost all tho poots
havo said haiidsomo things nbout death.
Thcro Is nothing beautiful alout It, Whon
wo stand by tho white and rigid features
of thoso whom wo lovo, nnd thoy glvo
no answering prossuro of tho hand nnd
no returning kiss of tho Up, wo do
not waul nuybody poetizing around
nbout us. Death is loathsomeness, and mid
night, nnd tho wringing of tho heart until
tho tendrils snap nud curl iu tho torturo, un
less Christ shall Ik with us. I confers to you
mi Infinite fear, n consuming horror of death,
unless Christ shall bo with ma I would rather
go down Into n cave of wild txmsts or n Jungle
of reptile- than Into tho grnvo, unless Christ
goo with mu. Will you tell mo thnt I nm to
lo carried out from my bright homo nud put
niMiy In thednrknexs) I cniiuot hear dark
ness. At tho first coming of tho evening 1
must hnvo thogus lighted, itnil tho further on
Iu llfo I get the more i like to hnvo my friends
round nlxnit mo.
DO NOT FKAH DKATII.
And nm I to Iks put off for thousands of
years In a dark placo, with no ono to seuk
to) When tho holidays como nud tho gifts
nre distributed, shall 1 ndd no Joy to tho
"Merry Christmas" or tho "Happy Now
Year)" Ah, do not point down to tho hole in
tho ground, tho grnvo, and call it a beautiful
place. Unless there bu somo suporuntuml
Illumination I shudder back from it. My
whole tinturo revolts at it. But now this
glorious lamp is lifted nbovo tho grnvo, and
all tho darkness is gone, and tho way is clear
I look into it now without n slnglo shudder.
Now my anxiety is tint nlxnit death; my
nnxloty Is thnt 1 may live aright, for I know
thnt if my llfo Is consistent when 1 come
to tho last hour, and this voice Is silent,
nnd thoso oyes are closed, nud theso
bauds with which 1 beg for your eternal sal
vntlou today nro folded over tho still heart,
that then I shull only begin to livo. Whnt
(tower is there Iu anything to chill mo In tho
Inst hour if Christ wrnpi around mo the
skirt of his own garment) What darkneu
cuu full UKin try eyelids then nmid tho
heavenly daybreak) O Death, I will not fear
thee then. Back to thv cavern of darkness,
thou robber of nil tho earth. Flyl thou do
spoiler of families. With this battle ax 1
hew thee In twain from helmet to snndirl,
tho voice of Christ founding all over the
earth aud through tte heavens: ' O Death, 1
will le thy plague. 0 Grnvo, I will bo thy
To bo saved is to wako up In tho presence
of Christ, You know when Jesus was upon
earth how happy he outdo every house he
went into, and when ho brings us up to hit
bouso in heaven how groat shall bo our glee.
His voico has more music In it than Is to 1x3
heard In all tho oratorios of eternity
JEHU8 IH tlKAVKN'H ULOOM.
Talk not nbout banks dashed with efflores
cence. Jesus is tho chief bloom of heaven.
Wo shall seo tho very faco that beamed sym
pathy In Bethany, and tako tho very hand
that dropped its blood from tho short beam
of tho cross. Oh, I want to stand in eternity
with him. Toward that harbor I steer. To
ward that goal I run. I shall bo satisfied
when I nwako In his likeness.
THKN YOU WILL KNOW.
Oh, broken hearted men and women, bow
sweet it will bu in that good land to pour all
of your hardships anil beronvemauts and
losses Into tho loving ear of Christ, and thon
hnvo him explain why it was host for you to
bo sick, and why It was best for you to be
widowed, and why it wns best for you to tw
persecuted, nnd why It was licst for you to lw
tried, ami linvo mm point to an elevation pro
portionate to your disquietude here, suylngi
"You suffered with mo ou earth, como up
now nnd bo glorified with mo In heaven.1'
Somo ono went into n liouso whero thcro had
been n good deal of trouble, and said to the
woman thcro, "You souni to bo lonoly."
"Yes," sho said, "I nm lonely." "How mntiy
In thefnmllyl" "Only myself." "Hnvo you
had any children 1" "I had soven children."
"Where nro thoy?" "Gone.'" "All gouo"
"All." "All dead)" "All." Then sho breathed
a long sigh Into tho loneliness, aud said: "Oh,
sir, I havo teeu a good mother to tho grnvo."
Aud so there nre hearts hero that aro utterly
broken down by the bereavements of life. I
point you today to tho eternal balm of heaven.
Aro there any hero that I am missing this
morning) Oh, you oor waiting maldl your
heart's sorrow poured In no human eur, lono
ly aud sad I how glad you will bo when Christ
shall dlslaud nil your sorrows, nnd crown
you queen unto God nud tho Lamb foroverl
Aged men and women, fed by his lovo unit
warmed by his grace for threescore years
and tenl will not your decrepitude chaugu for
tho leap or u hart when you come to look face
to fuco upon him whom having not seen you
lovo) Thnt will bo tho Good Shepherd, not
out In tho night uud watching to keep off tho
wolves, but with tho lamb reclining on tho
sunlit hill. Thnt will bo the captain of our
salvation, not nmid tho roar and crash and
boom of hattls, but nmid his disbanded troops
keeping victorious festivity. That will le
tho Rrldegroom of tho church coming from
afar, the bride leaning upon his arm, while
ho looks down into tier fuco and says, "Be
hold, thou art fair, my tbvol Behold, thou
art fair I"
Today a thirsty million iassiug through the
squares w ill bo startled by tho sight of largo,
bright automatic tanks lubeled, "Drop a penny
iu tbo slot nud get n cup of pure water.''
This invubioii of tho squares iu the rush for
tbo mighty doll; r Is the first for many years,
and tho crrii!ss!ou to establish the penny
fountains wns grunted n private rouiwuiy by
Director Stokley Years ugo old i-uko and
candy women nnd fruit M.-ddlcrs wero driven
from tho squares by the )lice, nud sinco thnt
time tho city's resting plcv hnvo ts-en free
of anything of tho kind. Thuieiiiiy fountain
privilege raises the question, however, if thoy
haven't the right to return. Philadelphia
A llruvywrlctit lluttlr.
Tbo strife tiefcn "Clusslcs" nnd "Mod'
erns" has assumed great proportions In Hol
land. Professor Naber of the University of
Amsterdam bus made the proKsal that Greek
should Is' removed from the curriculum of
the gymnasia, and should only be compulsory
for those who wish to study philology It U
to lx noted that llerr Naber Is a professor of
classical philology At present every Dutch
itudeut, to obtain a rerttflcuto of maturity,
must show proficiency iu German, French
ml Cugllsh, us well as In Greek and Iwitln.
ODrS AND ENDS.
An International congress of agriculture
and forestry w ill to hold In Vienna during
tho summer of 1WW
Tojiekn 1 going to try' vitrified brick on
ono of Its streets.
Tho Introduction of tho electrlo light has
caused n mnrked diminution of crlmo In
At tho recent saloof tho Hecrotan collec
tion of pictures In Pnrls, Millet's "Augelus"
brought upwards of H 10,000
Professor K. M. Bheltou, of tho ICnnsns Ag
ricultural college, lias produced a variety of
wheat which yields forty-seven bushels to tho
Fireworks nro said to hnvo been nindo by
tbo Chinese in remote ngo. They wero ill'
vented in Kuropo nt Florence about WiV).
A large cavo hns been discovered near Ia
Cruces, N. M., tho interior of which Is said
to bo lined with veins of nlmost puro silver.
It is stated thnt since tho Introduction of
nntural gas MX) shndo trees hnvo Iwen killed
by natural gas lenksin tho parks of Alle
Knglnnd will ndopt tho German method of
having tlin price of tho Journey prlutiV. ou
every railway ticket II Is a convenient
facility for traveling.
In Breslnu n factory chlmuoy fl'tv-four
foot high has Just tecii erected o' of blocks
of papers held together by special cement.
Tho clilmnoy Is firo and lightning proof.
Stow says thnt Rlchnrd Mnthew-s, on the
Fleet bridge, London, was the first Kngllsh
man who made lino knives, etc., nud that
bo obtained n prohibition of foreign ones In
A surveyor who wns employed In ono ol
tho ohlest counties of Connecticut put In
threo weeks on different fnrms beforo ho
found ono single lino feuco ou tho right lino.
Every fnrmer was a gainer or loser by tho
Thcro will como n tlmo when throo wordi
uttered with chnrlty nnd meekness shall ro
celvo a far moro blessed reward than 8,000
volumes written with disdainful sharpness of
Professor William Snundcrs, horticulturist
of tho agricultural department at Washing
ton, declares that tho golden rod Is his first
choice for n untlotial flower, tho sunflower
his second, adding thnt both nro chnrncterls
tla American plants.
Tho saddest summer resort In Maine Just
now Is Hlgglns' Ixnch, whero a (lend wlmli
camo without nny Invitation and occupies at
together too much of tho air to suit othci
Thnt tlmo honored Institution, the greased
lo, has not yet been remanded to oblivion
u .Maluo. est llethel unci ono on tho (Jlorlom
Fourth, nud n patriotic citizen cllmliod It nud
picked the flag off the top.
La Nature describes and illustrate a ro
tnarkuble form of earthworm which Is fouuo
In Australia. They tire an Inch uud aquartei
In diameter and six feet III length, nud exhnll
n strong odor nunlogous to that of creosote.
Tho Greeks nscribed tho discovery of I rot
to themselves, nud tho discovery of glass U
tho Phuciltciaus. Moses relates that Iron wai
wrought by Tubal Cain.
It a man tins n quurrelsomo temper, lot bin
alouo. Tho world will soon dud him employ'
tncnt. Ho will soon meet witli somo out
stronger than himself, who will repay hhr
bettor thnn you can. A man may fight dueh
all tils llfo If ho Is dlsposod to quarrel. Cecil.
Tho prlco of emeralds ami rubles is Increas
ing from year to year. Diamond aud whlt
pearls aro not getting dearer. Black pcarlt
linvo boon Increasing steadily in price for tht
last four or livo years in fact, It is almost
Impossible to supply tho demand for them.
Liberia, tho republic of f recti nud indigo
nous negroes ou tho const of Upper Guinea
West Africa, wns founded Iu ItCJ, by th
American Colonization society, founded bj
Henry Clay In 1810. Tho IndejKMidenco ol
Liberia wns proclaimed Iu 1817, und recog
ulzod by Europe tho following year,
Every grimy Itnllan nt work on tho Maine
railroads Is n lover of music. Thoy twnng
and blow nt overy Interval In their shoveling.
At Dexter tho other dny a lady wns startled
by the appearance ut her window of n bronzed
sou of Italy, who in broken sxxch implored
permission to hear tho music of her plana
Latin censed to bo spoken as tho languagi
of tho peoplo Iu Italy, about 681 : it was first
taught In England In the Soveutb contury,
and speedily locnmo tho learned Innguago ol
that kingdom, and tho ono In which English
literature and law wns expressed. Its um
In law gave way to tho common tongut
about tho year 1000, was rovlvod by Henrj
II, and again replaced by English by Henry
Carpenters and other tool users who keep
up with tho times now uso n mixture of gly
cerluo, instead of oil, for shnrculug theii
odgo tools. Oil, ns Is well known, .nlckom
and smears tho stouo. Tho glycerine may b
mixed with spirits In grenter or less propor
tion, according us tho tools to Ik- shortened
nre lino or c-oarsu. For tho nvcrni?n hladn.
'two parts of gly cerlno to ono of spirits will
Tho Invention and development of electric
welding of solid bodies by Professor Elihu
Thomson lias been followed by n method ol
making endless pipes by the adaptation of
the discovery to that purK-i. This has ap
parently Is-en done by Mr Ellas E Rles, of
Rnltimoro. The smooth Interior of tho pipt
Is secured by tho uso of n removable refrao
tory core, made of some Insulating material,
or tho sumo object Is attained by itibjiftlnp
tho interior of the plo while being welded tc
compressed nlr or fluid pressure.
KhiS lllmtli Siilir.ni ami UU lluiul.
So far, tho mnnarchs who have visited the
Paris exhibition aro "gentlemen of color,''
Thus his majesty King Dinah Sullfou, who
hns just put in nn aponranco with a suite
of seven followers. Is tho king of Nalou, a
not very largo district on tho banks of the
river Senegal Tho "Rlack Chief," of hercu
lean proportions, who Is being so lionized
Just now by tlo French ladles of fashion, is
not really a reigning chief at all, but Is the
son of tho chief of a country kunwii as the
Mellacorea, which Is under French protec
tion. Like a victorious general who used to
bo attended by his flute player, or a Scotch
laird who U followed nbout by his plcr, this
Senegatian visitor U attended In Paris wher
ever ho goes by two griots, as they aro called
that Is to say, two native musicians who
play upon mysterious Instrument combining
the monotony of tho tomtom with tbo shrill
ness of tho untuned violin. Loudou Figaro.
Tbo sou of a very eminent lawyer while
awaiting sentence In tho felon's dock a
asked by tho Judgoi "So you rememU'r your
fnthorr' "Perfoetly,"said tbo youth. "When
ever I entered his preseuco ho said, 'Run
away, my lad, and dou't troublo me,' " The
great lawyer was thus enabled to complete
bis fuiiious work on tbo "Ijw of Trusts,'1 and
bis sou lii due time furnished a practical com
mentary on tho way in which bis father had
dischargi-d that most sacred of trusts com
mittrsl to him In tbo person of bis child. In
We beg leave to Inform our Lincoln patrons nnd the public In general that
our Importation of FINK
Novelties for Spri- g and Summer
Are row nndy for Inspection. We linve n nnicli larger ntul liner assortment
tlmii ever bcloie. Cull and see our Intent novelties from London nnd I'nrls.
Dress Suits a Specialty.
guckert & Mcdonald,
315 S. 15th St., Omnhn, Nob,
sisB saff'A t'JLjisSfLsLB
J. F. LANSING
I.undllouitht nnd Sold, Ileuses Itcntt-d, Abstracts Furnished, Taxes l'uld for Nou-Itcsldentl
uud nil other hunlnefH pertaining to Ileal Kslnto promptly attended to.
Buggies, Carriages or Saddle Horses,'
Can be had nt nnv ne, Vay or Night, on short notice,
Horses Boarded and w. . .aken care of at Reasonable Rates,
Call and sc: us, io:- Q street, or give all orders by
Itutes reasonable. i:erjllniiK' new nnd complete. (Prompt crlee and the lct menu lt
Omaha. Hot ami cold wntcr lin'U'O loom, Olllct und dlnliiK hall on first Moor. All mod
ern improvement. I.IiiciiIiiIich iiIwhjk iccclvc u i-ordlu! welcome. Cull und seo us whllo In
ilmaliii. You cuu net Into the curs nt depot and tuko IIAItNKY ST., CA11I.K LINK
DIhKCT TO Till-: DOOIt. Cor. Iltb nnd llnrney.
In V lli'inv.Cleik. II. H1M.OWAY, Proprietor.
the nick of time, nnd "just strikes the spot." The quiet enjoyment of a fragrant Ha
vana In n charmingly decorated and gorgeous smoking apartment, and finally a peace
fill sleep In n bed of snewy linen nnd downy oftness. Such Is life on the "HUR
LINti'I'ON" ROUTE. What other line or combination of lines can offer jou these
advantages? NOT ONE. Please remember this when next you travel.
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ing to Railroad or Ocean Stern
.hip Tickets promptly answered.
. W. HOLDREGE, Gen'l Mgr.,
J. FRANCIS, G. 1. and T. A.,
FINEST IN THE STATE.
ELITE - STUDIO
226 S. 11th St.
We n nlte a specialty of Flno PtioloRrnplilo nnd
Only Ground Floor Studio in Lincoln
Call and Seb Dur Work.
LINCOLN UHANCII OF
Max Meyer & Bro.,
Wholtisla and Retail Dralers In
PIANOS tf ORGANS
General western niti'iito for tho Htcln
wnv. Kniihe, Clilekerlug, Voso, Krnst
(liibler, llebr tiros,, Nowby A Kvuus. nnd
t'lnr.os marked In plain fluutes prices
always the lowest for tbo grade cf pianos
C. M. HANDS, Manager.
lA'J North 11th Street.
Fire Insurance and Loan Broker.
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Cor. Uth uud u Htroets, LlnliULrl, HOD.
FINEST LIVERY RIGS
In the City all come from the
Graham Brick Stables
1027 Q STREET,
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Opened Sept. 1, 1688.;
Finest Hotel in the West
A BEAUTIFULLY UPHOLSTERED RECLINING CHAIR
that is the ry embodiment ot eae and luxury; a friendly gome
of Whist, n choice volume from the well Mocked library, a prom
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smoke, rain or wind, and thus rendering the promenade a de
lightful and novel p.iMime). A sumptuous meal that comes In
My superior advantages enable me to
ticket to and frcm Europe at the lowest rates
and to secure desirable cabins in advance of
sutlings. The generous patronage accorded
me by prominent people of Omaha, Lincoln
and other Nebraska cities attest the popular
ity of tills ollice.
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