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'And Abimelech Took An
Hand and Cat Down m
the Tret and Laid It on
Axe in 111
Bun:h from
BU Shoulders" Jud. Ir, 48.
name maladorous
in Bible history,
and yet full of prof
itable suggestion.
Buoys are black
and uncomely, but
they tell where the
rocks are. The
snake's rattle is
hideous, but it
gives timely warn-
From the piazza of my sum
home, nignt by night, I saw
a. lighthouse fifteen miles away,
ni placed there for adornment,
btt to tell mariners to stand off from
thit dangerous point. So all the iron
bvind cca?t of moral danger is marked
with Saul, and Herod, and Itehoboam,
an I Jezebel, and Abimelech. Thse bad
p-M.nle are mentioned in the Bible not
only as warnings, but because there
v-r-i sometimes flashes of good conduct
In 'iteir lives worthy of imitation. God
s m-?tizn?s drives a very straight nail
wt'h a very poor hammer.
The city of Shcchera had to be taken,
in i Abimelech and his men were to do
I. I see the dust rolling up from their
?c -ivd march. I hear the shouting of
tli captains and the yell of the beseig- .
crs. The swords clack sharply on the t
js irrying shields, and the vociferation
of ' vo armies in death grapple is hor
tVh to hear. The battle goes on all
d-ty: and as the sun is setting Abime-I-
li and his army cry: "Surrender!" .
t the beaten foe. And. unable longer ,
1 1 resist, the city of Shechem falls; and i
tu-T? are pools of blood and dissevered j
limb?, and glazed eyes looking up beg- I
gin sly for mercy that war never shows, I
aai dying soldiers with their head on '
th lap of. mother, or wife, or sister, j
who have come out for the last offices
t kindness and affection; and a groan I
rlls across the city, stopping not, be- J
c-i ise there is no spot for it to rest, so ;
f'lll is the place of other groans. A j
city wounded! A city dying! A city
d-34l! Wail for Shechem. all ye who
Jcnjw the horrors of a sacked town.
As I look over the city, I can find only
oa building standing, and that is the
tmple of the god Eerith. Some sol
diers outside of the city In a tower,
finding that they can no longer defend
Shechem, now begin to look out for
their own personal safety, and they fly
to this temple of Berlth. They go with
in the door, shut it, and they say: "Now
are safe. Abimelech has taken the
wh)!e city, but he cannot take this tem
p'.e of Berith. Here we shall be under
the protection of the gods." O Berith,
the god! do your best now for these ref
ugees. If you have eyes, pity them.
If you have hands, help them. If you
have thunderbolts, strike for them.
But how shall Abimelech and his army
take this temple rf Berith and the men
who are here fortified? Will they do
it -arith sword? Nay. Will they do it
Tlth spear? Nay. With battering
rm, rolled up by hundred-armed
strength crashing against the walls?
Nay. Abimelech marches his men to
a wood In Zalmon. With his axe he
hi3 off a limb of a tree, and puts that
Iloib upon his own shoulder, and then
he says to his men: "You do the same."
They are obedient to their commander.
"There Is a struggle as to who shall have
axes. The whole wood is full of bend
lag boughs, and the crackling and the
hacking, and the cutting, until every
oue of the host has the limb of a tree
cue down, and not only that, but has j
. put it on his shoulder just as Abimelech
bowed him how. Are these men all i
- armed with the tree branch? The re- I
ply comes "All armed." And they j
march on. Oh. what a strange army, ;
with that strange equipment! They j
come up to the foot of the temple at :
Berith, and Abimelech takes his limb of i
;a tree and throws it down; and the first j
platoon of soldiers come up and they
throw down their branches; and the j
a?cond platoon, and the third, until all !
around about the temple of Berith there :
Is a pile of tree branches. The Shech-e-mites
look out from the window of the
temple upon what seems to them child-
iah play on the part of their enemies. ;
But soon the flints are struck, and the ;
sparks begin to kindle the brush, and ;
the flame comes up all through the pile,
an 1 the red elements leap to the case
ment, and the woodwork begins to
blaze, and one arm of flame is thrown
ti; on the rigLt side of the temple, and
aujther arm of flame is thrown up on
tli-;- left side of the temple, until they
:Ujp their lurid palms under the wild
iMht sky, .and the cry of "Fire!" with
in, and "Fire!" without, announces the
terror, and the strangulation, and the
doom of the Shechemites, and the com
plete overthrow of the temple of the
goi Berith. Then there went up a
shout, long and loud, from the stout
lungs and swarthy chests of Abimelech
and hU men, as they stood amid the
aohes and the dust crying: "Victory!
Now I learn first trom thi3 subject,
the folly of depending upon any one
form of tact'c3 in anything we have to
Io for this world or for God. Look
over the weaponry of olden times jave
lins, battle-axes, habergeons, and show
me a single weapon with which Abim
elech and his men could have gained
anch complete triumph. It is no easy
thing to take a temple thus armed- I
have seen a house where, during revo
lutionary times, a man and bos wife
kept back a whole regiment hour after
hour, because they were inside the
house, and the assaulting soldiers were
outalde the house. ; Yet here Abimelech
.and kia army come up, they surround
this temple, and they capture It with
out the loss of a single man on the part
)f Abimelech, although I suppose some
of the old Israelitish heroes told Abim
elech: "You are only going up there to
be cut to pieces." Yet you are willing
to testify to-day that by no other mode
certainly not by ordinary modes
could that temple so thoroughly
have been taken. Fathers and moth
ers, brethren and sisters in Jesus
Christ, what the Church most wants to
learn, this day. Is that any plan Is right.
is lawful, is best, which helps to over-
throw the temple of sin, and capture
this world for God. We are very apt
to stick to the old modes of attack.
We put on the old-style coat of mail.
We come up with the sharp, keen, glit
tering spear of argument, expecting in
that way to take the castle; but they
have a thousand spears where we have
ten. And so the castle of sin stands.
Oh, my friends, we will never capture
this world for God by any keen sabre
of sarcasm, by any glittering lances of
rhetoric, by any sapping and mining
of profound disquisition, by any gun
powdery explosions of indignation, by
sharpshootlngs of wit. by howitzers of
mental strength made to swing shell
five miles, by cavalry horses gorgeously
caparisoned pawing the air. In vain
all the attempts on the part of these
ecclesiastical foot soldiers, light horse
men and grenadiers.
My friends, I propose a different style
of tactics. Let each one go to the for-
est of God's promise and invitation, and
hew down a branch and put it on his
shoulder, and let us all come around
these obstinate iniquities, and then
with this pile, kindled by the fires of
holy zeal and the flames of a conse
crated life, we will burn them out.
What steel cannot do, fire may. And
I announce myself In favor of any plan
of religious attack that succeeds any
plan of religious attack, however radi
cal, however odd, however unpopular,
however hostile to all the convention
alities of Church and State. If one
style of prayer does not do the work,
let us try another. If the Church
music of to-day does notget the vlc-
tory, then let us make the assault with
i a backwoods chorus. If a prayer-meet-j
ing at half past seven In the evening
I does not succeed, let us have one as
! early In the morning as when the angel
t found wrestling Jacob too much for
1 him. If a sermon with the three au-
! thorized heads does not do the work
I then let us have a sermon with twenty
I heads, or no heads at all. We want
more heart in our song, more heart in
our almsgiving, more heart in our
j prayers, more heart in our preaching,
Still further, I learn from this sub
ject the power of example. If Abim
elech had sat down on the grass, and
told his men to go and get the boughs
and go out to the battle, they would
never have gone at all, or if they had
it would have been without any spirit
or effective result; but when Abimelech
goes with his own axe and hews down
a branch, and with Abimelech's arms
puts it on Abimelech's shoulder, and
marches on, then, my text says, all
the people did the same. How natural
that was. What made Garibaldi and
Stonewall Jackson the most magnetic
commanders of the century? They al
ways rode ahead. Oh, the overwhelm
ing power of example! Here is a father
on the wrong road; all his boys go on
the wrong road. Here is a father who
enlist for Christ; his children enlist.
I saw in some of the picture galleries
of Europe, that before many of the
great works of the masters the old
masters there would be sometimes
four or five artists taking copies of the
pictures. These copies they are going
to carry with them, perhaps to distant
lands; and I have thought that your
life and character are a masterpiece,
and it is being copied, and long after
you are gone it will bloom or blast in
the homes of those who knew you, and
be a Gorgon or a Madonna. Look out
what you say. Look out what you
do. Eternity will hear the echo. The
best sermon ever preached is a holy
life. The best music ever chanted is
a consistent walk. If you want others
to serve God, serve him yourself. If
you want others to shoulder their duty,
shoulder yours. Where Abimelech
goes his troops go. Oh, start out for
heaven to-day, and your family will
come after you, and your business as
sociates will come after you, and your
social friends will join you. With one
branch of the tree of life for a baton,
marshal just as many as you can to
gether. Oh, the Infinite, the semi-omnipotent
power of a good or bad exam
ple! Still further, I learn from this sub
ject the advantage of concerted action.
If Abimelech had merely gone out with
a tree-branch the work would not have
been accomplished; or ir ten, twenty, or
thirty men had gone; but when all the
axes arc lifted and all the sharp edges
fall, and all these men carry each his
tree-branch down and throw It about
the temple, the victory 13 gained the
temple falls. My friends, where there
is one man in the Church of God at
this day shouldering his whole duty,
there are a great many who never lift
an axe or swing a bough. It seems to
me as if there were ten drones in every
hive to one busy bee; as though there
were twenty sailors sound asleep in the
ship's hammocks to four men on the
Btormy deck. It seems as if there were
fifty thousand men belonging to the re
serve corps, and only one thousand
active combatants. Oh, we all want
our boats to get over to the golden
sands; but the most of us are seated
either In the prow or in the stern,
wrapped in our striped shawl, holding
a big-handled sunshade, while others
are blistered in the heat, and pull until
the oar-locks- groan, and the blades
bend till they snap. Oh, you religious
sleepy-heads, wake up! You have lain
so long- in one place that the ants and
caterpillars have begun to crawl over
you! What do you know, my brother,
about a living Gospel made to storm the
world? Now, my idea of a Christian
la a man on Are with zeal for God; and
j If your pulse ordinarily
beats sixty
times a minute when you think of othe;--
themes, and talk about other themes, it
your pulse does not go up to seventy
five or eighty when you come to talk
about Christ and heaven, it is because
you do not know the one, and have a
poor chance of getting to the other.
In a former Sunday, I took
Into the pulpit the church records, and
I laid them on the pulpit and opened
J them, and said: "Brethren, here are
' the church records. I find a great
, many of you whose names are down
here are off duty." Some were afraid
; i would read the names, for at that time
some of them were deep in the worst
kind of oil stocks, and were Idle as to
Christian work. But if ministers of
Christ to-day should bring the church
records into the pulpit and rend, oh,
what a flutter there would be! There
would not be fans enough In church to
keep the cheeks cool. I do not know
but it would be a good thing if the min
ister once in a while should bring the
church records in the pulpit and call
the roll, for that Is what I consldor
every church record to be morel y a
muster-roll of the Lord's army; and the
reading of it should reveal where every
soldier Is and what he Is doing.
Still further. I learn from this sub
ject the danger of false refuges. As
soon as these Shechemites got into the
temple, they thought they were eafo.
j They said: "Berith will take care of
us. Abimelech may batter down
everything else: he can not batter down
this temple where we are now hid."
But very soon they heard the timbers
Mon11!ni i -1 tVmvr ii'nro cm ViarA1
uaiMiufi. m
with smoke, and they miserably died.
I suppose everv person in this audience
this moment is stepping into some kind
of refuge.
Here you step in the tower
ks. You say: "I shall be
of good wor
safe in this refuge." The battlements !
are adorned; the steps are varnished;
on the wall are pictures of all the suf- ;
fering you have alleviated, and all the i
schools you have established, and all J
the fine things you have done. Up In i
that tower you feci you are safe. But.
hear you not the tramp of your unpar- 1
doned sins all around the tower? They ,
each have a match. You are kindling
the combustible material. You feel
the heat and the suffocation. Oh, may
you leap in time, the Gospel declaring:
"By the deeds of the law shall no flesh
living be justified."
"Well." you say, "I have been driven
out of that tower; where shall I go?"
Step into this tower of indifference.
You say: "If this tower is attacked, it
will be a great while before it is taken."
You feel at ease. But there is an Abim
elech. with ruthless assault, coming on.
Death and his forces are gathering
around, and they demand that you sur
render everything, and they clamor for
your overthrow, and they throw their
skeleton arms in the window, and with
their iron fits they beat against the i
door, and while you are trying to keep
them out you see the torches of judg
ment kindling, and every forest Is a
torch, and every mountain a torch, and
every sea a torch, and while the Alps,
and Pyrenees, and Himalayas tirn into
a live coal, blown redder a(lfl redder by
the whirlwind breath of a God omnipo
tent, what will become of your refuge
of lies?
"But," says some one, "you are en
gaged in a very mean business, driving
us from tower to tower." Oh, no! I want
to tell you of a Gibraltar that never has
been and never will be taken; of a
wall that no Satanic assault can scale:
of a bulwark that the judgment earth-.!
quakes cannot budge. The Bible re
fers to It when it says: "In God Is thy
refuge, and underneath thee are the
everlasting arms." Oh! fling your
self into it. Tread down unceremon
iously everything that intercepts you.
Wedge your way there. There are
enough hounds of death and peril after
you to make you hurry. Many a man
has perished just outside the tower.
with his foot on the step, with his hand
on the latch. Oh! get inside. Not
one surplus second have you to spare.
Quick! quick! quick!
Dr. Felix Vulplus. who died In Wei
mar the other day, was the nephew of
the wife of Goethe, the poet. He was 73
years old.
Ex-Speaker Crisp was not born in this
country, which explains his temerity in
wandering to considerable distances
from his cyclone cellar.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and oth
ers are preparing to write a volume of
comments on texts of the Bible usually
considered as hostile to woman In her
latter day aspirations.
John Rogers' statue of Abraham Lin
coln, which has been set up in the Man
chester (N. H.) public library, repre
sents the president as studying: a war
map. The figure is one-third larger than
life size.
Old "Jules Simon is quoted as saylns
that the young German emperor speaks
French like a Parisian, whereas the first
Napoleon spoke It all his days with an
Italian accent, and the third Napoleon
with a strong German accent.
Lady Florence Dixie is the president
of the British Ladies' Football club.
which was founded last year by its pres
ent secretary and captain. Miss Nettie
Iloneyball. The members wear divided
skirts of blue serge resembling knick
erbockers, and the teams are distin
guished by wearing blouses of pale blue
or of cardinal red.
Charles G. Delmonico, the present
proprietor of the famous dining places,
was not born a Delmonico. His mo'ther
was a sister of the famous Lorenzo Del
monico and married a man named Crist,
by whom she had two sons, Charles
and Louis. So the present representa
tive of the great Delmonlcos was
Charles Crist until, for commercial rea
sons, he assumed the better known
name. Sixty-seven years ago the first
restaurant bearing the name of Del
monico was opened.
The defunct Sherz bank at Meta-
mora, in., owes ius.ow. ana me
sets may realize $00,000.
THE MOUNT LUKE 6:4-1-4-0.
Golden Text: "Why Call Ye Me Lord
Lord and Do Not Thing Which I Say
Luke 0:40 The Night or Prayer
Kingdom of Heaven.
up that part of
Christ's life In which
the Apostles are In
troduced. Leaving
his disciples for
needed rest, Jesus
went alone up Into
the silences of the
llattln hill, and
spent the whole
niKht in prayer.
That he should
spend so much time.
time needed for
sleep, that he iniKlit And opportunity away
from the "niaddenlnjr crowd" for secret
prayer, shows how greatly he felt the
importance of the crisis to which he had
come, the value of secret prayer for meet
ing it. It was the habit of Jesus to spend
j lout? seasons in prayer at each great crisis
or marked change) In the progress or his
mission, at his baptism, at his trans
llifiirat Ion, the Institution of his supper, in
(lot hsemane (Ileb. 5: 7). We now corn
to the bi'Kluning- of the orKanized church,
the inatiKurutlon of a system of trained
workers. The harvest of souls was plente
ous, the work was very great, the op
position bitter. Moreover Jesus must look
forward to the time when he should leave
the work in their hands. They were to be
the twelve foundation stones of the New
i Jerusalem (Itev. 21: 12, 11). The full text
j of today's lesson is as follows:
41. And why beholdcst thou the mote
j that Is in thy brother's eye, . but per
j eelvest not tlio beam that is in thine own
42. Kilher how canst thou say to thy
brother, brother, let me pull out the mote
. that Is in thine eye. when thou thyself
! beholdest not the beam that Is in thine
! n ye? T,hmJ ;i--ite. cast out nrst
tne nram rnf nf llilm. ri-n pvp nnl then
j shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote
, that Is in thy brother's eye.
43. For a good tree bringeth not forth
corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree
bring forth good fruit.
41. For every tree Is known by its own
fruit. For of thorns men do not gathei
figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they
45. A good man out of the good treas
ure of his heart bringeth forth that which
Is good; and an evil man out of the evil
treasure of his heart bringeth forth that
which Is evil: for of the abundance of the
heart his mouth speaketh.
46. And why call ye me. Lord. Lord.
i and do not the things which I say?
i 4 1. Whosoever eometh fo me. and heareth
. my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew
' you to, whom he is like.
4S. He Is like a man which built a house,
and digged deep, and laid the founda
tion on a rock: and when the flood arose,
the stream beat vehemently upon that
house, and could not shake It, for It was
founded upon a rock.
49. But he that heareth, and doeth not,
is like a man that without a foundation
built a house upon the earth: against
which the stream did beat vehemently,
and Immediately it fell; and the ruin of
that house was great.
The explanations for today's lessons are
as follows:
42. "Or how wilt thon say to thy
brother," etc. How can you have the face
to say, how be guilty of such hypocrisy.
such absurdity. "And behold, a beam is
in tnine own eye. mis is an evu uisease
; that I have seen under the sun, that men,
1 and those of the better sort sometimes.
' hear nothing, and talk of nothing so will
ingly as they do of other men's faults."
Trapp. Tliou hypocrite," an actor, one
i who professes one thing, but is another.
! "He disguises his want of charity for his
I brother under the garb of compassionate
' zeal." Henry. "First cast out the beam
t out of thine own eye." ' The man with
a great beam in his own eye, who there
I fore can see nothing accurately, purposes
to remove a little splinter from his broth
! er's eye. a delicate operation, requiring
! clear sight." M. It. Vincent. No one can
rightfully or successfully help others to
i escape from sin, who does not at least,
with earnest sincerity, try to overcome
I his own faults and sins. "Then shalt
thou see clearly." With eye purllied by
sincerity with true, undistorted vision
I of the fault, but the difficulty of getting
I rid of it, and the greatness of tempta
i tion. (2) He will approach the faulty
! person in a gentle and sympathetic spirit,
j (3) He knows the way of victory, and
I therefore, can help others. "To cast out
! the mote out of thy brother's eye." Here
! is a higher motive for overcoming our
! own faults, because thus we may success
J fully aid In the reformation of the world.
I For in the very condemnation of the false
j way of helping others to get rid of their
faults it is implied that we should use
! the right way.
"The Sermon on the Mount." Jesus,
', having begun the organization of the
j working forces of his kingdom, comes
i down to a level place below the summit.
; but still upon the hill, and speaks to his
: disciples, and the multitudes who had
! come up to hear him. Here he lays down
j the principles according to which all who
are the members of the new kingdom
must live. If every one lived according
. to these principles, the millennium would
I have come, paradise would be regained,
heaven would be on arth. Many of these
beautiful precepts had been on earth a
great while. Doubtless God had revealed
. them to Adam when he walked with him
in Eden. Philosophers have uttered some
of them, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Con-
, fucius. Every great religion has embodied
more or less of them. Itwould be sad to
' think of all the past world as utterly ig-
: norant of all this needed instruction.
J 4S. "A man which built a house." The
j house is the general fabric of his out
wardly religious life. Ellicott. His hopes,
. his expectations of a happy Jife. "Founda
tion on a rock," sure and safe. His reli
gion is real and true. His hopes will never
, be disappointed. "The rock is Jesus
Christ (Psa. 28: I: Isa. 26: 4; 1 Cor. 1H 4).
He founds his house on a rock who, hear
ing the words of Christ, brings his heart
and life into accordance with his ex
pressed will, and is thu3, by faith, in union
with him, founded on him." Al ford. "The
Hood . . . the stream." The heavy
rains, falling on the rock hills of Pales
tine, without forests to retain the water,
cause sudden floods to 1111 the valleys with
almost resistless torrents. These streams
represent temptations, persecutions,
worldly influences. All these "could not
shake" the house of the man good at
heart, truly devoted to the Saviour. This
is true of the church and of the individual
Ellen Terry is passionately fond of
children, and delights in telling them
fairy stories.
Elise Stanley Hall, an Australian girl,
has received the Mendelssohn scholar
ship at the Leipzig conservatory.
Friends of Mrs. Agassiz have founded
a $6,000 scholarship at Radcliffe college,
to be called the Elizabeth Carey Agassiz
Mme. Marches! has taken charge of
the education of a granddaughter of
Jenny Lind, whose voice she pronounces
the most promising she has ever heard.
The CIninis of Great Britain and
the Concession of Venezuela. (
The controversy over the Venezuela '
boundary Is an old one. In 1G'.)1 a ;
treaty was signed between Spain and :
the Dutch which stipulated that the
Orinoco colonies should belong to the !
Spanish and the Ksqulbo colonies to j
the Dutch. In the adjustment of j
boundaries at a later date Venezuela I
Insisted that what was meant by the
Ksequibo colonies was the Dutch set-
tlements on the river of that name,
and It has always Insisted that the :
proposed boundary was the east bank
of that river. Map No. 1 shows this i
original boundary line between Venez
uela and the possessions of Ilolhnd
Map No. 1 Original Doaiulary Line
Detvreen Venezuela and (in inn it.
as understood and agreed to by Ven
ezuela. The British government, acquiring
what is known as British (Juiana,
claimed that the reference in the
treaty of 1GJH was not to the Kwoquibo
itself, but to the entire water shed
draining into It. Assuming this posi
tion. Great Britain pushed her possessions-far
to the westward. In dis
cussing the question it was contended
that even if this provision was ad
mitted the water shed of Ksequibo
river could not extend beyond the
Moroco (or Maroni) river, which also
flows northward and into the Atlantic
ocean fifty miles to the west of the
Map No. 2 Territory Taken From
Venezuela toy the Scliomburgk
Line in 1841, Marked In White.
In 1S41 the Schomburgk line was
run, the tract included as shown by
the white portion of map No. J. The
territory claimed by this boundary, if
It is allowed to stand, Includes the
laTger part of the valleys of the
Mazaruni and Cuyunl rivers and ex
tends far outside the water shed of
the Ksequibo and to the great mouth
of the Orinoco. The object of this
change in boundary was to establish
a K)st at the mouth of the Orinoco
and to dominate its commerce. The
opposition of Venezuela to this bound
ary was vigorous, and finally, In 1844,
Lord Aberdeen proposed a compro
mise line, alandoning the mouth of
the Orinoco, but Including the larger
Map !Vo. 3 Territory Conceded by
Venezuela to Great Ilrltaln Marked
In White.
part of the water shed of the Cuyuni.
Venezuela In the meantime had indi
cated her willingness to concede the
boundary as beginuing at the mouth
of the Moroco river, granting England
In this wa3 full sovereignty over the
white portion, as shown in map No. 3.
The controversy remained unsettled
and in 1SS1 Lord Granville proposed a
new line, claiming still more territory
than was claimed under the Aberdeen j
line. So the matter rested uutil the i
discovery of gold fields westward of J
tho Scliomburgk line. Then England ,
began to push her pretensions to the
west and gradually extended the J
sphere of her activity and influence
until she had laid claim to an cnor- 1
Map No. 4 Venevnelan Territory
Now Claimed ly Great Ilrltaln
Marked in AVIiIte.
mous tract not contemplated in the
conferences of 1841, IS 44 or 1SS1. The
gold mines have been largely opened
bv the British West Indian miners,
who have taken with them their own
methods of government, and if Eng
land's present claims be allowed she
will be able to keep her grip on the
mouth of the Orinoco river and vir
tually control its commerce. Against
all this Venezuela protests.
To recapitulate: The original bound
ary line, including all the territory
marked in black in Map No. 1; the
Schomburgk line gave to Great Brit
ain the Venezuelan territory as mark
ed In white in map No. 2; Venezuela
conceded to Great Britain the terri
torv mnrked in white in man No. 3.
Great Britain's encroachment upon j
Venezuelan territory to the west of
the Schomburgk line and to the west
of the line conceded by Venezuela is
Indicated in map No. 4. ;
The Basis of Trouble.
"What was the trouble with Barker
and his wife?"
"Well, the beginning of it was when
she used a Camembert cheese to bait
the rat trap. Then she made a plaster
for a sick servant out of his imported
mustard, and capped the climax by
smoking Insects out of her rose bushes
with a box of his best Perfectos."
Harper's Bazar.
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m&i- S-fevfe-ii
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LAMM ! I j I 1
la what gives Hood's barsaparilla its great pop
ularity, increasing sales and wonderful cures.
The combination, proportion and process In
preparing Hood's Sarsaparilla are uuknowu
to other medicines, and make it peculiar to
itself. It acts directly and positively upon the
blood, and as tho blood reaches every noolc
and corner of tho human system, all the
nerves, muscles, bones and tissues come un
der the beneficent influence of
nn -jr.
The One True RIood rurifier.All druggists. L
m3 rif core Liver Ills; easy to
MOOU S PUIS take, easy to operate. 250.
The Canadian Government re
cently sent an appraiser to the
principal bicycle factories in this
cntintrv. to tprmlnj tfi exactJoT
value of various makes for im
port into Canada. After an ex
haustive investigation, his re
port to his Government rated
IV2 per cent, high
er tnan any other
make and they
pay duty accord
ingly. This but
confirms the pop
ular verdict. Col
umbias are
Unequalled, Unapproached.
Beautiful Art Catalogue of Columbia and Hart
ford Bicycles is free if you call upon any Colum-
bia agent ;
by mail from us for two J-cent
Factories r nd General Offices, Hartford, Conn.
Branch Stores and Agencies in almost every
city and town. If Columbias are not properly
represented in your vicinity let us know.
The Greatest Hedical Discovery
of the Age.
Has discovered in ne oi our common
pasture weeds a rciue.1v tkit cures every
kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofuli
down to a common Pimple.
He Jus tried it in over eleven hundred
cases, and newr fai':d except in two cases
(both thunder humor). He lus now in his
possession over two hundred lertificates
of its value, all within twenty miles of
Boston. S-jnJ posul cird for took.
A beneiit is experienced from
the first bottli. and a perfect cure is war
ranted when the ri?ht quantity is taken.
When the lung's are affected it causes
shooting pains." like needles passing
through them; the s.ime with the Liver
or Bowels. This is c.;use.1 by the ducts
beins stopped, and always disappears in a
week after uki.i it. Kead the label.
If Ihi s-.oiv.w.i is f-nil or bilious it will
cause squeamish feelings at lirst.
No change ut diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you ca.i get. and enough of it
Dose, one tablespoonful in water af bed
time. Sold by all Druggists.
C.J ii
. -WSffm FOR
jt'.i.-'il4i:ui.' .
That the finest veRetables In the world are
grown from omlzer'a seeds? Why? Be
cause they are Northern-grown, bred to
earliness.and sprout quickly, grow rapidly
and produce enormously!
35 Packages Earliest Vegetable Seeds, $ l .
Just think of thatl You can have them by plant
ing Salzer's seed. Try it this year I
Silver Mine Oats, ..... 197 bu. per acre.
Silver King Barley, 05 bu. per acre.
Prolific Spritier Rve GO bu. per acre.
Marvel Spring Wheat ... 40 bu. per acre.
Giant Spurry, ....... 8 tons per acre.
Giant Incarnat Clover, . . 4 tons hay per acre.
Potatoes GOO to l.luO bu. per acre.
Now, above yields Iowa farmers have had. A full
list of farmers from your and adjoining states,
doing equally well, is published in our catalogue.
Enormous stocks of clover, timothy and grass
-seeds, grown especially for seed. Ah, it's fine!
Highest quality, lowest prices!
With 12c. in stamps, you will gst our big catalogue
and a sample 01 Pumpkin Yellow Watermelon
sensation. Catalogue alone, 5c., tells how to get
that potato.
HOW to become Lawful Phylclanai eourae by maO.
Writ 111. Health 17aleraltr, Ckle.
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