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HOOT'S REPAIRING OUTFIT,
OonMoting-of Iron luu
ana outer looie ana m.
tt rial. mlilMOM to da
hieo n HiiMouKS and
Boor, Bros, ena Kl'WiFK
repairing. Any bay cae
II Thousand now
In sue. Weight, M Ihs.
jUt-r rood in propor
tion, safely and cheaply
bvroall. Root's HOME
eomjjit-l .practical, and
inm-ciaw kit of buiv
.arm Toots. Root'i Gil
fmui.no. airenui wain
cd. CatalOft-ue free.
BROS.. MEDINA. OHIO.
The Rocker Washer
kM pron CM amt mtntmmy
id ur Wtthw aw ploa IM
lh mk. It wwnaMd t
with Mi oHinsrr fiBily wMhint
HOl'B, u ia h W
niM oo Hi wmhlxivd. Writ
lor prie sna full acriptio-
ROCKER WASHER CO.
rr. watts, isa.
Libsral indwesawntt to liv
CANNOT SEE HOW YOU DO
IT AND PAY FREIGHT.
. .. Wa.u.v.lf HrtMAvariwl.
rt it fa. m uaus nu.1 cataIOU s
Oxford Ifg. C, M2 Wakuk ite, Chicago, UL
I.incoui, Van., Aug. 19, i93
Salphs-Sallne Bath Co., Lincoln, Neb.
Gentlemen I ha been 1 rictim ol rhen.atim
far aevtral years piut, 1 hare suffered ,nteel at
fanes, and have gone to the Hot Sprinin o iijii
DakoU and the Hot Syrinx ot Arkansas avc
isel, seekinir relief. I have alo Ukm Bioc
i-. ,,nl.r tha riirartian nf able pmsiciaa.
About one month ago I suffered from one of the
saoat violent attack of the disease, and at once be
msi tekinu hot salt water baths at otir new and
sulcodid bath house in this city . Under the rare ol
car aentletnanlv and efficient attendant. Mr Henry
ftchmntte, 1 have, I think, entirely recovered.
Fro . eii-erience and my observation ol the re
sult of treatment of many patients at the Hoi
aprines above r.ap ed and at your Iwlh house, I ain
ZjL.ZrA that berifrand nukker result caa be ob
tained by a course of hot salt water bathi at your
bath ke than at any other place in the country
1 do not hesitate ni only to recommend, but to
arte every person suffcriii from rheumatism to toy
i s count of bh at your bath house under the
directions of one of the physicians in charX
I believe your new and magnificent baih house
srill irove a great blessing to the mnv victim
of rheumatism In this viciiuty, and I hope it will re
cetre the liberal patronage it menu.
You have not requested of me anv testimonial,
but I deem it proper that I should acknowledge the
. ..u.t I have reee.ved at your bands, and you
!L ni what I have said in Such manner a you
ma, deem proj-er. Very J"""-,
TV. hoT from Judre 8troda l ut
a sample of the many similar testlm' n
io.la have received without soliclta'
st. and whlr-.h will aooear from time
te time U these columns.
SCLPHO-SALINE BATH CO
Eourttenth aod M streetes, Lincoln.
hew no. 7
Get our price before
buying. All sizea Wood
and Steel Pumping and
fi Power Mill an
To w e r
, Airanta wanted. Prlo
u agents e nnw
I AAA nil .i. w
Vl- St. Char.. III.
rteaae aisrion The Alliance Independent.
Hie Oil; Line Cider Oie ManaiemeBi
Lincoln U Pelnta Belew.
IIAH8HALL Ht'kHillS Vi hoka
Fast Trains te thleag st
Ctosi CoaasHTiovs roa A1.1 Potutt
a rht EguiFiiT lowest
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wsa. II tf . rnoe,on!Tl2 CO. Good.
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u'.u k.hnrtk!ii. TrMwrttins, B
vJbTMaU. Tires retMionn frw. JJ
SJr BlVSUMMEB OFFEB.
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men and womn tied down, ,br lacli ; o; !
tlon, to pursuiU which they heartily
.VTJ'i Jhii. ri.av will never excel A
oniof t hnT If I tbi. eoUrae can I
on the road to aw T J1 I every
and a wlilintnes to af-;l9 I
neci-iuiary for a m. ceeejfol '' I, you a
If you have not the fund, we wlll Klv. Etrd.
full cour e n lei you pay for It alter I ,T J
as you earn the oney. u iindre1
on tbla plan will be limiwa n " t i,..
SSd twenty Httuie.U. Fifty. fraduat
yt-ar. Eleven riiatee reeanta, t. r fl
Shorthand vaa .f !: 1 bon t
A -n ham MU
npau tu "UD ' -
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end for our. Sad wm leaye
ment which collr In the Weet
A. tC HAROIS, Pteswer
1 Grand Island, n
Kour year's txpvvnf "n'n1,,, T'
Patent office! "vice free, o f tqUI th
Isokptained. t ""V
Cane, Millet slvd. Kaffir, Rce
Jerusalem CJornjYellow and White
Maize, all; frown in 1893. Fw 'P
a AA .... tic BETH A KINNISOK
ru ui vvui iw m .
H 4 Uarden City. K
uv "DIREST ROM FAOTOBY"
At WHOLftAtl PIM.lVlvswl
mainZ Roofs, all colors, I
Middlemen's wot, to ue M years.
a-a kv (:ei-e A rarnMra' AUiaaoa.
nr.f'wv . . n
Write for taa
r ur tMiiv.ajAUiix su Pirmouta &., o
lyn, N. Y.
eACU BftAHO THS BIST
R O O FIN'P
l.nneaualed'ter Ifenee, Barn. Factory Oi r0
Building. ar5? J..E, L'iJ r.ai. M
or ir-ia. uieraayiy " "
anyone seao rP "?"'"i'2"ir.
roof. CXCIUl l ravin a
I fit Dua rt at., Jw York, N
CHW FARJ.1 LAtlOS
Small Cash Paymerits
5 to 20 Years TimfJ.
lor map of Nebraska and
DarttouUra, call on or addreea,
STAPLETON LAND COMPAQ
441 HEE Bl'ILDKiU 01ABA
tkasMud ! I
Rave 4 aetie
. tl ee4 i
I fi $OUClTONS. I
Lmsbp I SVaoiMit J
MCCl Wlia C H'"h",.y.nI-' a.
f 'lwa lr
II. Su ( tiare 1 Th 1 '4
has Miil. IMI'. iV IV '"a"
1 ni.j rutins i' 11,
seeeeta Ui Im tMt net " U I 'J
kraeee, at faave li I
are ', I l...
coal iw' ) i ih thf
In a atowl aa4 Sill last A
tim I Uk4 tueaf
ail avekL am
tit' ANAR I SI' Wel'"
m el '
pM I 4n,las.
Uuauki ta paeet.
tiMwets win mm
Um K-rtk Mae U CkKifJ
tw raw, raal iralaa. OSjlM
Use XortkwMtam Use to tltM
- rLA iealaa. I Ifllae IIH
HK, , ALLIANCE
in VEST KICCR810F8
ha Hiaaomri Pacific Rfutc.
1 eooad Tuedj in Dtisember
nuary, February, Marc&, April
1894. tho MiMOurl
111 sell round trip tick'
a Texts, with final 11ml
hlrtY daja from date
n are allowed la A
id Oklahoma, New He
Territory. Come and
he aoatn. rHlL DAN
IA. 1201 O street.
The M riuouri facmo Route ten
round tr ;'P tickets at one and oof-tilr
fare will lln ,w uundred miles. Ticket
will be 0 0 B&a Dvoember 23, 24,. 25 an4
30 31, Ja inuaryl, 1894, god tojreturii
January i 3 7hi4 wl11 "tlecdid
pportui M'y 10 v't your f rlendA Oom1
and take triP this llne.j Phii
amels . C. T A., 1201 0 street! j
A Co operative Vtllaj(ei
r s mie ricimA And miII fAkft An a
rd for lniormatlon refirflinfe
rprie. You may btiobae a
member and secure a hotae. ana
t employment wltnouttaotipy
A s'art ft New and Nobler Civiliza
tion. The . Coming Nation
rl Pacific are offerlnr the for'
lowest ra ,e8 ,or round trip ticket td tt-
World's j fair.-fooa lor return : anu
Novtmber 15 1803- Alsu ha vet placet
on sale summer tourist tlokets at th'
usual low' ratoa cn Yerijtied b;
AiHno-a t office 1201 O stree, Unooln
Mk u E. R Miller. C. T. A. or H
n D a. rp a Q. U i.
The Missouri raclfiio railway ilaeem
with the times tn the yer)
hatsoat molment in giving- low rites to
the Worl' alr l8 to 8t Louis and all
eastern points as well as to the ' south
a,rw jQQr;uitsAua ucaireu vstu ire sicwi k
1201 0 St Lincoln Neb J. E. It MlLLEfl
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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
USSON XIV, FOURTH QUARTER, IN
TERNATIONAL SERIES, DEC 31.
A CesaDrehosulve Bevlew ef the
f the Foarth Quarter Goldesi Teat,
Bev. sail, SI Coeaaaesitary hy Abe Bev.
D. at. Htearae.
Lesson L The Power of the Gospel (Rom.
1, 8-17). Golden Text (Rom. I, 16), "I am
not ashamed of the BoejHsl of Chrint, for it
Is the power of God unto aalvatiou to every
no that believeth." The prominent topic
te this lesson Is the gospel of Christ as in
the golden text, or as in verse 1, 8, the
foepel of God concerning His Son Jeaus
Christ, our Lord. This gospel is quite fully
stated in I Cor. xv, 1-t, 23, 61, 63.
Lisbon IL Redemption In Christ (Rom.
U, 19-36). Golden Text (Rom. Ill, 24), "Be
ing .untitled freely by His grace through
redemption that ia In Christ Jeaus." Iu
chapters 1 and U Jew and Gentile are all
proved guilty (see chapter iil, 0). Now
we are taught that the law, which ia holy
and just and good, cannot save, but can
only condemn and shut us up to the ouly
righteouHueM revealed in the word of God,
that wbloh has been provided by the fin
ished work of the Lord Jesus and is be
stowed freely upon every true believer.
Lesson III. Justification by Faith (Rom.
V, 1-11). Golden Text (Rom. v, 8), "While
we were yet sinners Christ died for us."
The condition of every unsaved person la
here described, as without strength, un
godly, sinners, enemies (verves 6, 8, 10), but
because Jesus our Lord was delivered for
our offenses and raised again for our Justi
fication all who receive Mm are, apart
from any works of ours, justified aud have
peace with God (chapter iv, 23-85, 6; Acts
Kill. 88, 89; Titus iii, 5).
more than forgtvejatav for gives us a
righteous sawrtriiittf In QirUt, n if we had
Bver sinned (II Cor. , -1 ; I Cor. i, AO).
Lesson IV. Christian Living (Horn, xil,
1-15). Golden Text (Horn, xll, 21), "lie not
Overcome of evil, but overcome evil with
good." It Is this Christian living that both
ers most people. We receive CUrint and
are saved, and Ills merits make us sure of
heaven if we die, or of meeting Him in the
air if He comes, but why cannot we mani
fest more of the life of Christ in these mor
tal bodies as we ouxbt to do (II Cor. Iv, 10,
ll)f Doubtless because we are disobedient
to the entreaty of versea 1 and 2 of this
Lesbon V. Abstinence For the Sake of
Others (1 Cor. vtii, 1-13). Golden Text (Rom.
gv, 1), "We then that are strong ouKht to
bear the infirmities of the weak and not to
please ourselves." Because of the weak
Bess of many believers things which might
be perfectly lawful are not always expedi
dient Even Christ pleased not Himself,
and He died for us. We who live should
Bot henceforth live untoourselvea, but unto
Him who died for us and rose again (Rom.
gv, Ss II Cor. v, 16). We can do it "for
Lesson VL The Resurrection (I Cor. xv,
12--e). Golden Text(I Cor. xv. 67), "Thank
be to God, who gi veth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ." In the reaurrec
tlon of the body at the coming of our Lord
Jesus we shall be manifested as the chil
dren of God (I John iii, 2), and victory over
all things shall be ours.
Lesson VII. The Grace of Liberality (II
Cor. Till, 1-13). Golden Text (II Cor. viil.
9), "He became poor that ye through His
poverty might be rich." God so loved that
He gave the dearest that Hs had, and un
less our love to Him takes the form of giv
lngthat which costs as something It is
very little like His love. He tells as by
Bis Spirit that because He laid down II if
life for as we ought to lay down our lives
for the brethren (I Joha iil, 10). Some
would think it a trial to lay down 5 for
Lesson Vni. Imitation of Christ (Eph.
It, 20-83). Golden Text (Eph. iv, 83), "And
be ye kind one to another, tender hearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for
Christ's sake hath forgiven you." It is the
desire of our Lord to live out His life in
these our mortal bodies (II Cor. iv, 11), and
to that end He gives us His Holy Spirit,
sealing us as His own property and giving
an earnest of the inheritance while we wait
for the day of redemption of the body, and
of Israel, and of the earth. He will fill n
with His Spirit (chapter v, 18) if we are will
ing. Lesson FX The Christian Home (Col.
Hi, 13-25). Golden Text (Ps. ci, 2), "I will
walk within my house with a perfec'
heart." If we cannot live Christ at home
and there manifest the meekness and gen
tleness of Christ, we must eat more of His
word aud thus obtain more of His Spirit,
so shall we do all things unto Him and in
His name, and thus shall right relations
prevail between wives and husbands,
parents and children and servants to God's
Lesson X. Grateful Obedience (Jaa. 1,
1.-27). Golden Text (I John iv, 19), "We
love IHra because He first loved us." The
love of Christ to us when realized will eon
train us to a loving obedience and make
as doers of the word, manifesting what is
here called pure religion. He that keepeth
Christ's coinmnnds is the one that lovetb
Him. See John xlv, 15, 23; xv, 10. And to
such ne will ttianiivat Himself. ,
Lesson XL The Heavenly Inheritance, .
a Pet 1, 1-13.) Golden Text (Col. I, 13),
Giving thanks unto the Father, which
bath made us meet to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saluU tu light." This Is 1
Sae cf the richest I. i,e f.,11 ut the living
hope, aud the Incorruptible Inheritance,
and the salvation to be revealed, for which
all true believers are kept by the power of
God. Present trials are a precious oi-ce-slt y 1
Which tend to fullueM of joy both here and
hereafter. With loins girded let us bei
found watching. '
Lesson XiL-Thsainrinnl Savtour(Rev.
UtO). Gulden Text (Phil il, 9), "When.,
fur. Cod also hath hltth'y exalte! Hint and
given Hint a name which is aUire every
aania." Here we see the asctulsd and
glorified ( b.it revealing lllaislf te John,
after He bail Uv over CO yeare la the
glory, aa walking la the midst et the
h it rv lira, holding the arnteU or pa-tore iu
Ilia 1 la lit katid, tXiRiMiaiuilng what was
wOwniaiidAiii and rvbuting that whkh
aetrfled rvnrtHif, at the same time enewur
a.lng ail by ttceedini great and pre
totis prtiialaes n be ereretiiHere,
!.! XIII, The Or! lavttatkttt
flWv. 1 i,l, 81k U!l Test (lUv. nil, j
ITl V feu".!. will Ut hiuttaattlte water i
ef life frvwlv ." Aa this Inm. i -t (rMkh la !
ur mltul, let eutiuie the Uwa tas Ike
tutuiM liit-rprvlatu.w lust! ot rsvles
lug lh lwaum ( kiwr L th ef Viaa
tn the wTit.l
htt tf lb (hurt hew, l IU, lil
IsmI miswmsuw frvm iti iWy tu ill fhurvh
a Mite. ; wtliuttig th htatury f the
whtMth dtieMjitri I end V, lb thanh
rawvlte bm4 t rejwtrwtW U beva fe
t.H.liig vaia; V M kvtU l-el-slva, a.iU
bet., la ehunth's rapture u4 retartt,
IU, lh tuaf'tag and th returtsi ti, ta
tAweat , ait, 1 til, ibe
asHlwAsta. tkeK4 W.h give th
Bwri.aiAih-a 4 lh tibt e-ey. aad wttbs-tt
il th bw'b wMi 14 be aagiUobwvi Ulaasal
are all we a- we lp i
ibe thtfege wtK tea lamia.
At Mm. Arabelle'a the eonveraatloa
tamed apon echoes, end a lady la the
company declared that she knew of one
that repeated a sound nine or ten times.
-Pooh I that is nothing," aaid themar
Cjuia. "I have an echo In my park that
eaa beat yours Into fits."
"Impossible!'' said everybody in chorua.
"You can easily put It to the teat. If
700 like." s
"Very good, we will step across torn or-.
row to hear for ourselves,"
"Yes, come without fall," and so say
bog the marquis took hie departure, med
itating Brittle scheme of bis own. On
reaching his mansion he sent for bis old
lackey, Sancho by name.
"You are up to all sorts of tricks, old
chap. Do yon think you could manage to
play the part of an echo"
"Certainly, my lord; you have only to
about Hoi Hoi and I repeat the same."
"Very well; tomorrow afternoon you
hall go and stand In that dump of trees
behind the lake and repeat 80 times any
call that you may hear, gradually lower
ing your voice, but mind mum's the
Next day his lordship's friends came
trooping Into the park. Sancho was at his
post pricking up bis ears. "Now ladies
and gentlemen, yonr doubts will soon be
dissipated," said the marquis. "Will you
be the first to try the experiment, ma
damef "No, thanks, mnrnuis; your voice is
louder and more effective for the purpose
than mine." '
Whereupon the marquis Inflated bis
longs and called out at the top of bis
"Are yoa theref ,
To which the echo made answeri "Yes,
my lord, I've been here a couple of
hours!" (Curtain). Paris Famllle. .
People bear a f nt deal about vestibule
oars nowadays, aod when a railroad de
sires to place an especially seductive ad
vertisement before the publio it announces
in attractive typography that It runs a
"solid vestibnled train" to such a place.
Host people probably imagine that the
vestibule car is a particularly modern In-'
vention when, as a matter of fact, It Isn't, '
and the wonder la that the railroads were
so slow In adopting them, now that they
are so particular to announce that they
have them, and In fact no well regulated
and prosperous railroad dares acknowledge
that it isn't equipped with the all popu-'
lar vestibule. The first patent was secured '
in 1852 by a man named Waterbury, end '
the first vestlbuled car was used on the
Naugatuck itllroad in 1868, aud about 90
patents have been taken out since that
time In this country and 20 tn foreign
It was formerly attached only to parlor
and sleeping cars, but the service Is now J
common on ordinary trains, and it is the '
most complete appliance of modern times I
for protection and comfort. It Is a pre-
ventive against telescoping; It assists in
ventilation; it Is a means of steadying the
vibratory motion of trains; it is a proteo-
tlon In passing to and fro between cars,
It Is a missing link supplied, it minimizes
the atmospheric resistance to tne running
of trains, and in the provision of increased
buffer resistance gives protection to the en-'
gine men against cars piling op over the
tender ana engine in collisions, as some
roads are placing vestibule attachments to
the tenders. All signs point to a universal
1 in the near future. CucinnaUTlmes-
The Candid Friend.
Do yoa writer Ob, bow yonr candid
friend shskes his head ever your last novel
piay, or wnatever it isi xou srs not 0.0-1
ing nearly such good work as yoa did two
years ago, and be mutters about decaying
Dowers and writins vourself out. till, like
Henry U, you groan, "Who will rid me of
Perhaps yoa fancy yoa can paint, in
which case banging committees, buyers,
critics and dealers are not the most savage
lions In your path If yoa happen to be
blessed with a candid friend. The worst
of It is, the man is a .friend, and will do
yoa a good turn If he can of co rse with
out much trouble to himself also to a
certain extent be knows what he Is talking
about, so that you are bound to have
some respect for bis opinion. He begins
by gently prancing round your work,
rather in the manner of the commence
ment of a Sioux war dance.
Yoa grow anxious, and losing your
head in a moment of temporary aberra
tion you ask bis opinion. Whoop I You've
got it. Your shadows are opaque and
your lights pasty; your drawing is weak
and your technique bad; your color Is
crude and the whole thing out of tone,
and at the end the snm and substance of
It all ia that if he the candid friend
painted as badly as yoa do be would never
touch a brush again as long as he lived.
"Hope I haven't hurt you, old fellow, but
yoa would ask my candid opinion, so I
was bound to give It you," be aayi All
the Tear Round.
The Ambitions Tlay Writer.
Decidedly the ways of the aspiring play
wright are peculiar. By the favor of a
leading manager we are enabled to repro-
dues the following circular which haa re-
eenUy reached him in printed form, mere-
ly of course suppressing the real names 1
VI r. Pudding Dramatist would be pleaaaxl to
ahuW (1m tuauaser ef th tllettk theater a
IU minute farce. It will peruana sounouiUe
th loiter writing tint of apactacl wearing
maiiAtftrs If they will kindly refer te th brief
The correspondence alluded to duly fol
Dcab Ria-XIr. &o-an'l-o would be glad to
paad your fare It yoa lit te Mud It en, ru
Vtdliig It Is typewritten.
To thla courteous invitation Mr, Hud
ding Dramatist temts a reply whhh at
new stamps iilin as the pjauir of a tml
and ready wltt
Kia-The fare It aot typewritten, Il hi a
eaettit little ataaasji Hpt an t ta aa desire
te rtao ahnve th Slat l which II h plvaavd
Ptuvltltbcs I plar It,
This te itmlrlle; although en I at
rather a bwe to uml,.rUu.l why, If the
manuscript baa uo timlr la rU auive th
tele iawbUh, tie,, the auta should
lain, a wUBhager'e asaUtaace to give II
puWIe prfi.rui.c, it, JaiMaa Uette,
llilislag Hi J a a,
A gl etry ta M4 ef a wealara farmer
who had a Bwrvaat with a very large
south, CHte day, the fAmse task ,!).
lUaib. was dUtthw) le SAsttat t die
pose ef a quantity f vegetable, th hb
way hoeue he vaiww w highway
a., who de44 hie taevvy ur hie life.
They, , ttHsid lad h tsysaey, a
afta awhile they eWaMped with the
bo and tart, Oa arvtvtag heat PasbU.
MpUlasd ifc pabbsey tt le ', but
ttrew fnaj tie tw aee f hte mouth the
n inwy , m nww ll pwwwi ,s tlv pafvr
" Why la the aasse af Ueaitsf dtda t y
-. a. km a. '--.a- - .A..-
pajt the hee as 4 taut Usee, haf " at-
aiahawwl laeBaaatet, Nsw Ysth Twlsaasa.
THE EAKTH IN SPACE
THOUGH IT APPEARS ENORMOUS TO
US, IT IS ONLY A SPECK.
The Cracks Tbaaght It the Crater mt the
Btara The Iasaaaaalty af P'rtj.e As
-feasorea hy Moderm Astrraoaay The)
Wastes of the Unities Bky.
There Is a curious fascination In putting
Bide by side the myth and science of as
tronomy. The old legends ot the sun and
moon, of earth and sky, of heaven and the
tars, tell us of the selfsame objects whose
place and size, whose weight and nature,
astronomers are chronicling today. The
difference is great Indeed between the
gnesses of early times and the methods of
modern science. Nowhere else perhaps la
the contrast seen so well between the In
fancy and the maturity ot the mind of
man, and no part of astronomy shows it
so clearly as that which tells of the earth's
place In the universe. To the Greeks eight
centuries before Christ, the earth waa flat,
surrounded by the sea, and covered by the
canopy of sky, which is the floor of heav
en, the abode of the Olympian gods.
Greece was at the center of the earth and
Delphi at the central point of Greece. As
to other worlds scattered through the sky
depths, science has been learning much;
something of their nature, thetr number,
their distance, is constantly being learned,
while the way is being prepared for gain
ing some real insight Into the relutlous of
the stars among themselves, and for fixing
our own position iu regard to other suns
and systems than our own.
We have to Invent a new measure for
talking of their dl-ranc, since, finding
miles too small, we talk of "light years,"
which means the distance that a ray of
jjgbt, traveling some 186,000 miles a
second, would traverse In a year. Before
we get too used to talking of light years it
nsav be well to try to tret a notion what
light year really is. It means a Journey
that would take an express train more
than 11,000,000 years. It means a velocity
that the periphery of a glgantio flywheel
tOO miles in diameter could not keep op
with, though it made 600 revolutions In a
second. It means a distance traversed ia
one second that sound will not pass over
in 10 days. Aud this is tbs unit for the
quantities that modern astronomy deals
with when treating or tne aiatnoution 01
stars In space. Sometimes one bear a
enblo light year spoken of that Is, en
imaginary cube with each side a light
year long. It was long after men saw
bow to measure the distance of the stars
Mfore they succeeded so ae to feel much
confidence in the results obtained, but
bow the distances of a few stars are knows
with comparative accuracy and certainty,
many measures having been made that
will probably come within 80 or 80 par
cent of tbs truth.
The nearest star that has been found It
Alpha CenUuri, with a distance of 4H
light yean. Probably next in order is m
amall star, numbered 81,185 in Lalande'a
aataloirue. It la about V light yean ofL
j while 61 Cygnl, the most frequently rneaa-
nred of any star, to a boat 7 to TH Ught
years off. Butletttatauaewawssnsstaeifr'M
bor and try to see semetalag of the -. .
tlon of our solar system la place. 1 1
' try to conceive of whereof whiei-
un la center, wita vacuus or tour 1.....
thirty-five one-hnndrerlths llht years, ao
placing our nearest stellar neighbor on Hs)
circumference translated Into the nsav.
familiar unit, its diameter Is over 60,000,
000,000 miles, and Its eubiq contents
nearly 850 cubic lisht years, or seventy
thousand sextUlions (7 with 40 cipbetw) of
' cubic miles, for a cable light year is rather
an ore than two sextimons eubio muaa.
Bare is Isolation Indeed. The ran, with all
tta vastness, does not fill one two hundred
thousand trillionth (3 with 88 eiphsrs)
part of the sphere that baa oar neansi
stellar neighbor on tta surface. The gl
gantio volums of the ran tn such a paw
n like an isolated shot containing but one-
half of a cuble inch immersed in the whole
water of the sea, while a littlo speck las
than the two-millionth of a cublo inch 1
pended In the 878 trillion gallons of the
ea would represent the earth suspended ia
the sphere, the radius of which reaches
only to the nearest star.
Did we set the pole star at the limits of
oar space sphere, the volume of the sphere
would be 8,000 times aa great, and the
on must be thought of as occupying the
six thousandth part of an inch in the 400,
000,000 cubic miles of sea. Were Vega, at
a distance of 60 light years, on the bound
ary of our sphere, the pace that reaches
to our nearest neighbor must be Increased
10,000 times in volume, and the earth be
comea a difficult microscopic object in the
vast abyss of sea. These are all stars
whose distance has been measured with
more or lees accuracy, but there are other
' objects more remote that have defied all
at tempts to measure them In literal fact,
they are Immeasurably remote distanoes.
The figures given here to show the position
ot the earth in space are wholly paltry and
Inadequate compared with the aa yet un
known reality, Much has been learm d,
and the way prepared for yet greater ad
vances. Man has dethroned himself fr
the chief position tn the universe, has a
his world cease to the center round wb
all else revolves; has recognlxed his ab
' aa the tiniest imaginable speck tn spa
, Who sounds with a tiny plnmmat, who tea
i with a purblind eye,
Th depth ef thai fathomless ocean, the
I ' wastes of that Mntltlass iky
yet bus a longing to penetrate
farther thrmiuh the star duptha to win yet
other Becrt'U from the mysteries of space.
It would b a great mistake to suppose)
that pagan Home did nut know or did not
practice almsgiving. Coder she republla
targe sums were often disbursed to secure
popularity sitd Influence, but toward tta
eloa phioihy proiuoieU a truly putlaa
UiMplw, Inatesxl of aa ttiiUtiouaad self
ish tivulHurtto aunxir wtilwwe and
ertihsua, to rmlueiu captive au. to bury
th tlewd. Frm the U(luntug of the
piHvinl evtilury state aid was beaUtwed
htimthly ou th cbiMrra ef poor faatUi,
Wh Aut.Hiluus hwt bla bwluvad but
not very euertiliia wU. l anettua, ha
fwuBtlvd la her har a tharliaU tisatita
I lou hp puue girts, who wre tnud peatlei
faitatiaas. The Maniple thus gtrwa waa
fuiluwwtl by Hitat luiiivttuaU, aud PI lay
S-aaIc many a aMe gift durtug hi titSa.
ktewn In u It -vugh hlattul BvenaiaiBg
the biwv tally t'htuttua vtrtue at WBwQja
tug hie ewa g4 aWta,
A lady ef Trrvlu gave t,w. la
uqd aa IsMltaltuw fe thtl-Mtt,
aw ekMttaUe laal) wave net aaeeov
ufa, and t iUpkewafe aoutsltiuat writt-Al
which NprwwtiiiJI a dad saa CwVagrata,
latittg hiwaoll ea ha v tag b-wa aaaetiftl
ad a IrUad be the (, A psMf la
w m ,", w iw rw-i m a w 9 w
ly autw4 by sa paavwlt a pUrtt west
esse ae.rw.r-ai at appe,ui VaVnawiaa 1
iiv rv . w . -w . ww
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