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8EEM0N TO FARKEfta
Ite, TUsmc oa Fannfaw and th
Fannatfai nil Hiatal
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preacked to a neat crowd mm
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lag from L Klags, xix. If: Eliiaa.
(he son of Shaphat, who was plewiaf
witt twelve oxea before him aa4 ke
h the twelfth." Dr. Talnafe uM:
Farmers of America, accept mj aala
tation! Our text puts us dowa iato the
plow's furrow, where maay of as have
beea before. My boyhood passed oa a
farm aad my father a farmer, your style
of life is familiar to me. Ono of my
earliest rccollectioas is that of my
father coming ia from the hot buwit
field exhausted, the perspiration sigh
ing from his forehead and cVaad
fainting on the doorsill, and nj& mother
resusciutmg him, until sfeiag the
alarm of the household be said: "Don't
be frightened. I got a little tired and
the sun was hot, but I am all right
now." And I remember mother seated
at the table often saying: 'Well, 1 am
too tired to eat!" The fact is that I do
ot think the old folks got thoroughly
rested until they lay down in tho grave
yard back of Somerrillo to take the
Office seekers go through the land and
they stand oa political platforms, and
they toll the farmers tho story about
the independent life of a farmer, giving
flattery whoro they ought to give sym
pathy. Independent of what? Of the
curculio that stings tho peach tree? of
tho rust in the wheat? of the long rain
with tho rye down? Independent of tho
grasshopper? of tho locust? of the army
worm? of tho potato bug? Independ
ent of tho drought that burns up the
harvest? Indcpendcnfof the cow with
tho hollow horn? or the sheep with the
foot rot? or tho pot horao with a nail la
his hoof? Independent of the cold that
freezes out the winter grain? Independ
ent of the snowbank out of which ho
must shovel himself? Independent of
tho cold weather when he stands thrash
ing his numbed fingers around his body
to keep them from being frosted? In
dependent of tho frozen feet? Inde
pendent of what?
Fancy farmers who have made their
fortunes in tho city and go out in tho
country to build houses with all the
modern improvements and mako farm
ing a luxury may not need any solace;
but tho yeomanry who got their living
out of tho soil, and who that way bavo
to clotho their families and educate
their children, and pay their taxes and
moot tho interest on mortgaged farms
such men find a terrific struggle.
Tho lliblois full of thorn. In Christ's
sermon on tho mount you see tho full
blown lilies and tho glossy back of the
crow's wing as it flics over Mount Olivet
David and John, Paul and Isaiah find in
country lifo a sourco of frequent illus
tration, whilo Christ takes tho responsi
bility of calling God a farmer, declar
ing: "My Father is tho husbandman."
Noah was tho first farmer. Wo say
nothing about Cain, tho tiller of tho
soil. Adam was a gardoncr on a largo
scale, but to Noah was given all tho
acres of tho earth. Elisha was an agri
culturist, not culturing a ten-acre lot,
s-Xor in my text you find him plowing
with twolvo yoko of oxen before him,
and bo with tho twelfth. In Uible times
thoJand was so plenty and tho inhabit
ants so few, that Noah was right when
bo gavo to every inhabitant a certain
portion of land; that land, if cultured,
evor after to bo bis own possession.
Thoy wero not small crops raised in
those times, for though tho arts wore
rude, tho plow turned up very rich soil,
and barley, and cotton, and flax, and all
kinds of grain camo up at the call of tho
harvesters. Pliny tells of ono stalk of
grain that had on it botween tbreo and
four hundred cars. Tho rivers and the
brooks, through artificial chann-ls,
wero brought down to tho roots of the
corn, and to this habitof turning a riror
wherever it was wanted Solomon refers
when ho says: "The King's heart is in
tho hand of tho Lord and Ho turnoth it
as the rivers of water are turned, whith
ersoever Ho will."
Tho wild beasts' wero caught, and
then a hook was put into their nose, and
then they were led over the field, and to
that God refers whon Ho says to wicked
-- 6ennachorib:""I-wiirputa hook in thy
noso and I will bring thee back by tho
way which thou earnest" And God has
a hook in every man's nose, whether it
bo Ncbuchadnozzar or Ahab or Herod.
Ho may think himself very independent,
but some timo in his lifo or in tho hour
of his death he will find that tho Lord
Almighty has a book in his nose.
This was the rule in regard to tho cul
tivation of the ground: "Thou shalt not
plow with an ox and an ass together,"
illustrating tho folly of ever putting in
telligent and useful and pliablo men in
association with tho stubborn an un
manageable. Tho vast majority of
troubles in tho churches and in reforma
tory institutions comes from tho disre
gard of this command of the Lord:
"Thou shalt tiot plow with an ox and an
There wero largo amounts of property
invested in cattle. Tho Moabitcs paid
100.000 sheep as an annual tax. Job had
T,000 sheep, 3,000 camols, 500 yoke of
oxen. The time of vintage was ushered
in with mirth and music. The clusters
of tho vino wero put into the wine press,
and then five men would get into tho
press and trample out tho juico from tho
grape until their garments wero satu
rated with tho wino and had become tho
emblems of slaughter. Christ Himself,
wounded until covered with tho blood
of crucifixion, mado uso of this allusion
when tho question was asked: "Where
fore art thou red in thine apparel and
thy garments like one who treadeth tho
wine vat?" He responded: "I have
trodden the wine press alone."
In all ages there has been great honor
paid to agriculture. Sevcn-eightbs of
tho people in every country are disciples
of the plow. A government is. strong in
proportion as it is supported by an ath
letic and industrious yeomanry. So
long ago as boforo tho fall of Carthage,
Strabo wrote tuonty-cight books on ag
riculture. Heboid wrote a poem on the
- same subject "Tho Weeks and Days."
Oato was prouder of his work on bus-
J bandry than of all his military con-
tLJf7.y V-Ib the first nlace. I remark, in praca as
the fields thore must be a plow.
rat wmen theologians can conviction
oaly the plowshare turning up the
as that havo been rooted and matted
a the soul. A farmer said to his iado-
leat son: 'There are a hundred dollars
buried decj im that field.1' Thesoa
went to wore and plowed the field from
fence to fcn.e, aad he plowed it very
deep, and tlea complained that he had
aet found tio moaey; bat when the crop
had beea ;athered aad sold for flft
more than .Qy previoas year, thea the
yoaajr mm took the hiat as to what his
father me twhea he said there were
buried dowa ia that field. Deep
plowing fo crop. Deep plowing for a
aoL He he aaakes light of sia wiQ
aever aniojittoaay thing ia thachareh
, eriatheiftrld. If a man speaks of aie
ae.taeegait .were, aa iaaccaraer era
laeteet ml the
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thief that Ged hates, that
aever yield a harvest ef aeef al
My word is te all Sabbath school
teachers, to all parents, to all Christiaa
workers Plow deep! Aad if la yoar
owa peneaal exaerieace you are apt fee
take a leaieat view of the siaf ul side of
your aatsre, pat dowa iato year seal
the tea commaadatesK which reveal
the holiness of God, aad that sharp aad
gUtteriag coulter will Ura p yoar soal
to the deepest depths. If a man preach
es to yoa that you are oaly a little eat
ef order by reason of sia' aad that yoa
need oaly a little fixing ap, he deceives.
Deep plowing for a crop. Deep plow
ing for a soul. Brokea heart or ao re
ligion. Broken soul or ao harvest
Why was it that David and the jailer
sad the publican aad Paul made such
ado about their sins? Had they lost
their senses? No. The plowshares
struck Lhem. Conviction turned up a
great njpy things that were forgotten.
As a farmer plowing sometimes turns
ap the skeleton of a manor the anatomy
of a monster long ago buried, so the
plowshare of conviction turns up the
ghastly skeletoas of sin long ago en
tombed. But what means all this crooked plow
ing, these crooked furrows, tho repent
ance that amounts to nothing? Men
groan over their sins, but got no better.
They weep, but their tears are not
counted. They got convicted, but not
converted. What is the reason? Ire
member that on the farm we set a
standard with a red flag at the other
end of the field. We kept our cyo on
that Wo aimed at that We plowed
up to that Loosing sight of that we
made a crooked furrow. Now in this
matter of cou viction we must havo somo
standard to guide us. It is a red stand
ard that God has sot at the other end of
tho field. It is tho cross. Keeping your
eye on that you will mako a straight
furrow. Losing sight of it you will
make a crooked furrow. Plow up to the
Again, I remark, in grace, at in the
field, there must bo a sowing. In tho
autumnal weather you find the farmer
going across tho field at a stride' of
about twenty-three inches, and at every
stride he puts bis band Into the sack of
grain and ho sprinkles the seed corn
over the field. It looks silly to a man
who does not know what he is doing.
He is doing a very important work. He
is scattering tho winter grain, and
though the snow may come, the next
year there will be a great crop.
Now, that is what we are doing when
we are proacmng tho uospel we are
scattering the seed. It is the foolish
ness of preaching, but it is tho winter
grain; and though the snow of worldli
ness may como down upon it, it will
yield after awbilo glorious harvest Lot
us bo sure wo sow tho right kind of
seed. Sow mullon stalk and mullen
stalk will come up. Sow Canada this
tles and Canada thistles will como up.
Sow wboat and wheat will como up.
Lotus distinguish botween truth and
The largest denomination in this
country is tho denomination of Noth
ingarians. Thoir religion is a system
of negations. You say to ono of them:
"What do you believe?" "Well. I don't
believe in infant baptism." "What do
you believe?" "Well, I don't bolievo
in tho pcrsevcranco of tho saints."
"Well, now. toll mo what you do bo
liovc?" "Well, I don't bcliovo in tho
eternal punishment of the wicked." So
their roligion is a row of ciphers. Be
lieve something and teach it; or, to re
sume tho figiiro of my text, scatter
abroad the right kind of seed.
A minister in New York preached a
sermon calculated to set tbo denomina
tions of Christian quarreling. Ho was
sowing nettles. A minister in Boston
advertised that ho would preach a ser
mon on tbo superiority of transcendent
al and organized forces to untranscen
dcntal and unorganized forces. What
was bo sowing? Tbo Lord Jesus Christ
nineteen centuries ago planted the di
vine seed of doctrine. It sprang up.
On ono side of tho stalk are all the
churches-of Christendom. Oa the other
side otfhe stalk are, all the free govern
ments or tbo earth, and on the teg there,
shall be a flowering milleniuat after
awhile. All from -, the gospel seed of
doctrine. Every word tbat a pareaV or
Sabbath school teacher, or city mission
ary, or othor Christian worker speaks
for Christ comes up. Yea, it comes up
with compound interest
Again. I remark, in grace, as ia the
farm, there must be harrowing. I refer
now not to a barrow that goes over the
field in order to prepare the ground for
tho seed, but a harrow which goes ovor
after the seed is sown, lest the birds
pick up the seeds, sinking it dowa into
tho earth so that it can take root
Bereavement sorrow, persecution,
are the Lord's harrows to sink the Gos
pel truth into your heart There were
truths that you hoard thirty years ago,
but have not affected you until recently.
Some great troublo camo over you and
the truth was harrowed in and it has
como up. What did God mean in this
country in 1857? For a century there
was the Gospel preached, but a great
deal of it produced no result Thea
God harnessed a wild panic to a harrow
of commercial disaster, and that har
row went down Wall street and up Wall
street, down Third street and up Third
street, and down State street aad ap
State street until the whole land was
torn to pieces as it had aevor been be
fore. What followed the harrow? A
great awakening in which there were
500,000 souls brought into the Kingdom
of our Lord. No harrow, no crop
Again, I remark, in grace, as in the
farm, there must be a reaping. Many
Christians speak of religion as though
it wero a matter of economics or insur
ance. They expect to reap in the noxt
world. O. no! Now is the time to reap.
vainer up mo joy ox tno unnstiaa re
ligion this morning, this afternoon, this
night If you havo not as much grace
as you would liko to have thank God
for what you have and pray for more.
You are no worse enslaved than Joseph,
no worso troubled than was David, ao
worse scourged than was Paul. Yet
amid the rattling of fetters and amid
tho gloom of dungeons and amid the
horror of shipwreck they triumphed ia
tho grace of God. The weakest man
hero has 500 acres of spiritual joy all
ripe. Why do you not go and reap it?
You havo been groaning over your in
firmities for thirty years. Now give
one round shoat over yoar emancipa
tion. You say you have it so hard! Yoa
might havo it worse. You wonder why
this great cold trouble keeps revolving
mrougn your soul, turning and turning,
with a black hand on the crank. Ah,
that is the grindstone on which yoa are
to sharpen your sickle. To the fields!
Wake up! Take off your greea spec
tacles, your black spectacles. Pull en
the corners of your mouth as far as yon.
pull them down. Take to the fields:
Agaia. I remark, ia grace, as ia farm
ing, there is a time for threshing. I tell
yoa bluntly that is death. Jast as a
farmer beats the wheat oat of the straw,
so death beats the soal oat of the body.
Every sickness is a stroke ef the fail
aad the sick bed is the threshisw floor.
What, say yoa, is death to a food ntaa
only takiag the wheat oat of the
straw? TkatisalL Aa aged asaa has
faljiatalsep. Only yesterday yoa saw
him in the seaay parch playiaf with
hi grandchildren. Jpalmly he received
the BMSssge te leave this world. Ha
food-bye to.his old
ft will j
away te tho member el
tomb. He will aet he afraid of
Bight Grandfather was aerer afraid of
aaythlag. He wiU rise U the saoraiaf
of the rosarrectWa. Grandfather was
always the first to rise. Bis voice has
already mis led ia- the dexelegy of
Beavea. Grandfather always did staff
iacharch. Aay taiag ghastly ia that?
No. TIm threshing of the wheat oat of
the straw. TkatisalL
The Saviour foMsalambia His assess,
The little child filled ell the hoees with
her ssle, aad her toys are scattered all
ap sad dowa the stairs Jast as she left
them. What if the head thatplacked
foaro'docks ont of the meadow hi still?
It will wave the eteraaltrismpa. What
if the voice that made music ia the
home Is still? It will slag the eternal
hosaana. Pat a white rose ia oae head
aad a red rose ia the .other bead aad a
wreath of orange blossoms oa the brow;
the white flower for the victory, the red
flower for the Saviour's sacrifice, the
orange blossoms for her marriage day.
Any thing ghastly about that? O, no.
Tbe sun went down and tbo flower shut
The wheat threshed out of tbe straw.
"Dear Lord, give mo sleep," said a dying
boy, tbe son of one of my elders. "Dear
Lord, give me sleep. And he closed
his eyes and awoke in glory. Henry
W. Longfellow, writings letter of con
dolence to those parents, said: "Those
last words were beautifully poetic.
'Dear Lord, givo mo sleep.'"
Twu But in cruelty, not ia wrath
That the rraprr came tbat day;
'Twm an annel that visited tbe earth
Aad took the flower away.
So it miy be with us when our work
is all done. "Dear Lord, give me
1 have one more thought to present
I have spoken of the plowing, of the
sowing, of tbo harrowing, of tbo reap
ing, of tho threshing. I must now
speak a momont of the garnering.
Where is tho garner? Need I tell
you? O, no. So many bavo gono out
from your own circles yoa, from your
own family, that you havo bad your
eyes on that garner for many a year.
What a bard time somo of tbem had!
In Gethsemanos of suffering, thoy sweat
greatdrops of blood. They took tbo "cup
of trembling" and tbey put it to their
hotllpsand thoy cried: "If itbe possible,
lot this cup pass from me." With
tongues of burning agony they cried:
"O Lord, deliver my soul!" But they
got ovor it They all got over it Gar
nered! Their tears wiped away; their
battles all ended; their burdens lifted.
Garnered! The Lord of the harvest
will not allow those sheaves to perish
in the equinox. Garnored! Somo of us
remember, on the farm, that the sheaves
wero put on the top of tho rack, which
surmounted the wagon, and these
sheaves wore pilod higher and higher,
and after awhile tho horses started for
tho barn; and these sheaves swayed to
and fro in tbo wind, and tbo old wagon
creaked and the horses made a strugglo
and pulled so hard the harness came up
in loops of leather on their back, and
when the front wheel struck tbe ele
vated floor of the barn, it seemed as if
the load would go no farther, until
tho workmen gave a great shout
and then, with one last tremulous strain,
tbo horses pulled in the load; then thoy
wero unharnessed, and forkful after
forkful of grain fell into tho mow. O,
my friends, our getting into Heaven
may be a pull, a bard pull, a very bard
pull; but these sheaves are bound to go
in. Tho Lord of tho harvest has
promised it I see the load at last com
ing in tho door of tho Heavenly garncry.
Tho sheaves of tho Christian soul sway
to and fro in tbo wind of death, and tbo
old body breaks under the load, and aa
tbo load strikes tho floor of tho celestial
garner, it seems as if it can go no farther.
It is tho last struggle, until tho voices
of angols and tho voices of our departed
kindred and the welcoming voico of God
shall send tho harvest rolling into the
eternal triumph, whilo all up and dowa
the sky tho cry is heard: "Harvest
home! Harvest homo!"
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Scholwioah, the well-koowar
aatareltet of Bavaria, while traveling-.
with tho StaaWy expeditloa ia the
heart of Afriee, noticed a piaat with a
steel-colored foliage, aad em
It was feaad that the shratv
althoaga growing like othor plants frees
the soil, was praetloally composed of 3
Iroa. The leaves, although very thia,
were heat with great difitoalty. aad tho
twigs aad breaches resisted
Asabscriher of the American . Agri
ealtarist asks me to describe ay style
of cow-stable, method of faasealag; eta.
first, the barn is ballt oa rhOaff
greand, with smple draiaage, leeuiriaf
ao floor to keep oaes feet dry; heiaff
boilt oa a low concrete wall states
laches thick, sad twelve inches blah
ciiiawvBMiTt I, jnava ega
three-fosrtbs feet above the floor. The
outside is covered with matched drop
siding; the inside ceiled up with leer
ing, backed with tarred paper. The
floor overhead is of matched pine floor
ing; tho roof is of the best quality ef
shingles. Tbe stables are each tea feet
1 PaVBfixaWsjmfir WE
jewelry store) Hello there! who's he
low? A Voico Below A barglar; I am leek
lag for your tori leg silver.
Maggs Hold on; lit be np la a s!a
ate aad help yoa. Jewelers' Qrealar.
This famiai rwaodv was
it V m
riu. l. sectiox or stalls.
four inches wide; as is also the alley
and manger-room. Back five feet from
the manger a trench, eight inches deep
and sixteen inches wide, was dug, and
a trench-box, made of two-Inch plank
with eight-inch sides, was put into this
trench, and bedded in cement mortar,
making it absolutely water-tight A
plank fourteen inches in width was
spiked to tho inner edge of the trench
box, for the hind feet of tho cows; the
fore feet are on tbo earth. This shuts
out all undercurrents of air, frost and
Tho stalls are made double, to hold
two cows each. The stable is spaced off
into places six feet twolnchos wide, and
two planks set upright as seen in Fig.
1, and nailed to tbe joist overhead, and
toe-nailed to blocks sot in the
ground, having first been charged with
bot gas-tar. A brace-board fourteen to
sixteen inches is set up and toed first to
the heel-plank at tho gutter, and
clinched to the uprights, a a A littlo
more than three-and-a-half feet from
tho floor (according to the size of tho
cows) a neck-piece, is fastened on
with large wood scrows, this keeping
the cows out of tho manger. Between
each of these uprights a lottor A is
fastened, as seen in Fig. 2. This keeps
tho two cows standing side by sido
apart when eating from tho manger.
When not oating, thoy often stop back.
as they can, the length of tho slack of
thoir chains twelvo inches and can
Hew the Weon ef Uar Day Briar TfceW
Knowledge late Uar.
We have bad something to say occa
sionally of the art of conversation,
which is in danger of being lost in the
confused babel of tho reception and the
chatter of the dinner party tho art of
listening and tho art of talking both be
ing lost Society is taking alarm at
this, and the women, as usual, aro lead
ers ia a reform. Already, by reason of
clubs literary, scientific, economic
womaa is the well-informed part of our
society. In the "conversation lunch"
this information is now brought iato
use. ine luncn, and perhaps the din
ner, will no longer bo the occasion of
satisfying tho appetite, orof gossip, but
of improving -talk. The giver of the
lunch will furnish tbe topic of conver
sation. Two persons may not speak at
once; two persons may aot talk with
each other; all talk is to be general aad
on tho topic assigned, and while one is
speaking tho others must listen. Per
haps each lady on taking her seat may
find in her napkin a written slip of pa
per, which shall be tho guide to ber re
marks. Thus no time is to be wasted
on frivolous topics. The ordinary nat
ural flow of rejoinder and repartee' the
swirling of talk around ono obstacle
and another, its winding and rippling
here aad there as Individual whim sug
gests, will aot be allowed, but all will
be improving, and tend to that general
culture of which we have beea speak
ing. The ladies' lunch is not to be ex
actly a debating society, but aa open
occasion for the delivery of matured
thought and the acquisition of informa
tion. The object is not to talk each
other down, but to Improve the mind,
which unguided Is apt to got frivolous
at tbe convivial board. It is notorious
that men by themselves at lunch or
dinner usually shun grave topics aad
indulge ia persiflage, aad even descend!
to talk about wine and the made dishes.
The women's lunch of this summer
takes higher ground. It will give Mr.
Browning his final estimate; it will set
tle Mr. Ibsen; it will determine the suf
frage question; it will adjudicate be
tween tho total abstainers and the half
way covenant of high license; it wUl
not hesitate to cut dowa the tariff.
The Drawer anticipates a period of
repose in all oar feverish social Ufa.
We shall live more by rule aad lees by
impulse. Wbea we meet we shall talk
oa set topics, determined beforehand.
BythlscenceatratieoAwe shall he able
as oae man or oae womaa to reach the
humaa limit of cultivation, aad get rid
of all the abcrratioasot ladividusl as
sertion aad feeling. By stadyiaa to
gether ia clubs, by conversing ia moao-
toae ana by rale, by thinking the same
things and exchanging ideas aatil we
have none le't, we shall come iato that
social placidity which is owe dream of
the aatieealists oae loag step toward
what may bo called a prairie mental
condition the slope of Knasas, where
those who are five thoasaad feat above
the sea-level seem to he ao higher Una
those who dwell ia the Miesoari valley.
Charlea Dudley Warner, ia Harper's
Magazine. . ' '
WW. 2. PKItSI'KCTIVE VIKW OP STALLS.
"peacefully lick" each other's facos,
but not cross horns. Twenty inches
abovo the floor (Fig. 2) a nolo is bored
through the ianor upright and tbe
ond of these neck-halter chains slipped
through, one hole answering for a chain
from each sido. Tho chain is what is
known as a four-O, and has a swivel at
tho "split," so that it will not kink.
This chain gives the cows much free
dom of movement allows them to com
fortably lie with their heads upon their
sides and often allay the irritation ef
an itching hide. If tbe end. bar of tbe
chain is put through two end rings,
they aover unfasten. Tbe cows are
quickly tied or untied. A nail is driven
into the neck-piece, aad whea the
cow is loosened, tho chain Is hung over
this; and whea tbe same cow is to be
tied up, the chain is dropped over tbe
neck and fastened without bother. The
balance of Fig. 3 is self-explanatory.
With this style of stable, the care of
the cows seemed reduced: to the mini-.
mum. American Agriculturist -t
A Geo4 Waterta Device.
The cheapest and the best device let
watering fowls is an earthenware foun
tain made expressly for the purpose. It
has the form of a cylinder with a con
cave top. In tho side is a small aperture
forming a trough when the jar Is oa its
side. Into this trough the water flows
only as fast as It is used by the poultry.
Thus tbe supply of fresh clean drink ia
kept continually before them. Filled
with hot water in winter it will not get
cold enough to freeze before night, in a
fairly warm house. A substitute Is aa
was foaad aeeeosery to separate it from
the hash with a file.
While Prof. Schelwiach wasdlgglagst
the base of this pleat for the purpose of
making aa examination of its roots. the
natives crowded arosnd him in great
aambers, gesticalatiag ia a menaeiag
maaaer. The Professor desisted from
his work and the interpreter was seat
for. He explained tbat thia waa a. holy
tree, aad worshiped by tho natives la
their fetich religion as a god plant, and.
that to dig one up would bring ruin and
desolation upon tbe whole village and.
Prof. Schelwiach offered to buy the
plant and. taking out a handful of cop
per coins, gave them to the savages,
who gladly accepted the money and.
distributed it among themselves. Tbe
Professor then returned to tho work oP
digging up tbe uniquo plant, but had.
aot made any great progress when the
natives again set upon him. Through,
tbe interpreter the Professor informed
them that be had legally bought the
plant and intended to remove it Aa
soon as this message was mado knowa
to the savages every ono who bad re- ;
ceived a coin came and dropped it in.
the bolo at the base of tho shrub. Prof. !
Schelwiscb allowed the coins to remain.
ia the hole and walked away toward the. j
mountain to bunt another specimen.
Next day, aa tbe party were preparing'
to continue the march, tbe Professor
was curious to know if the coins bad re
mained undisturbed during tbo night
by tho superstitious natives, and on ap
proaching tho metal plant was aston
ished to find it bad changed its color
completely. Instead of boing a beauti
ful atee color, tho stem, leaves and.
what was exposed of tho roots presented,
the appcaranco of newly-coined copper
coins, and glittered In the morning san
llght liko polished gold. Upon exam
ination it was ascertained that during
tbe night tho strange plant had ab
sorbed nearly all tho copper coins, with
tbe result of completely changing it
What was left of the coins in tho hole-
showod that thoy wero more than half
eaten away or absorbed by tho roots of
tho metal plant Not only was tho
color changed, but tho texturo of tho
plant had undergone a similar transfor
mation. It was found that tho thin ivy
shaped loaves were now easily beat
around tho fingers, would retain any
shape givon, and could bo readily cut
with any ordinary pair of scissors.
Prof. Schelwiach succeeded in surrepti
tiously securing several branches of this
wonderful metal eating plant, and was.
also successful in obtaining a good
photograph of it No further trace of
the existenco of tho metal plant was
found' until tho expedition reached tho
Uniamesi country, when at tho base of
tbe Nkomabakosi Mountains a perfect
forest of this curious plant was found.
This being an uninhabited region, no
difficulty was encountered in securing
specimens to take back to England.
A great firo was built about the tree,
but it would not burn the loast little
bit Philadelphia Times.
liaeat Ir. Jeaa TsalLof Umlavilie.
It la ialcaded as a arJeattfie Mbetitete
forenlaiae. aad ie rapaibj saprmadiao; the
nee of this drag, for aay ailateat that may
ladtttoae?ef qatalaa, tWeilh's Teale
Syraa) may he preaoriaed la pre'rreaee aad
with sum satisfactory reeewa, a it aevor
loaves aay aapleaeant aftereffects, sach as
rauaeeeet tae need, aeaoacae. Bailing a
tioas, aauara, coavalaloae, mratjris, etc
Haas all the rood medic! sal qualities of
eniaiae aaU is free from it many evil tea-deacM-m.
As atonic, aadperiodic aadaati
pyretic. It U unexcelled by aay drag knowa
to medical aciracc la rases ef malaria.
colds, influenza, inordinate trmprratureef
tbo body, fercriah symptoms, chills aad
fever, etc, no other raaetly ran bo ased
with such certainty of bearflcUl rffecta. It
U a certain antidote for the evil iuflucacea
ef malaria and climatic caaaxva.
A raoToauruta't aegaUve and a pretty
giri'a aalnaatire are both developed la a
It is a common belief that att advrrtlae
mcutft of medicine arucruaa i-xKKvraUa
or downright lie. More than thirty vcaraaKu
Dr. ShaHrnberffpr, or llochenter, I',, diV
covered an Antidote for Malaria, aad the
medicine ha had alarr a!o without new
paper advcrtialnK. Could a Ifc lire ami pros
pereo many years without help! We are
now tellinp the imidU'c through tho newaint
per that auch a remedy i within the rem:h
of every sufferer rom Malaria, and ahail
stato nothing that docs aot square with ab
A. T. 8nAi.i.EttEKflEK K Co ,
Women are not j4ow to
corripfehcnd. They're quick.
They're alive, and yet it wag
a man who datcovered the exc
remedy for their ftcutar ail
Tha man waa Dr. Pierce.
The discovery waa his Fa
vorite Prescription- the boon
to delicate wcaaenl
Why go round "with one
foot in the crave." funrme in
silence misunderstood when
there's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the tmtmottt
that if vou arc disappointed
in any way to it. you cui get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
woman's not trying it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt
Women are ripe
They must have it.
of a prescription and nine out
of ten waiting for it. Carry L
the news to them!
'K fa tta4o neeeV a eSaaw aS
SOW tTinr aar,ewejwiia eiaan hmK.
J ajj moa i-eaeiea wan. a sea
WH K tao oaweaes onaa
a Ca tiaaSea
lOtew a v. at rrtr ,
i ft raMeeaaaaV laen
m4dr tWt cif y rf. re .
khMUl WerKf M,
ru- I I ir. f-nxra
1 hmlC i wutiMtwHi(ai
The scat of sick headache
Ir seems quite natural that the lhra! of nnf . .tu KMJn Mturtx
coaversation should aoairtltne produce a ' ,s no " llie Drum. Ivegll
loAa- ames it. . t a
tne stomacn ana you
it. Dr. Pierce's Pellets
A Valoahle rraarblae MerurrO.
The frunohiM: of eay dizttlon -ono of
tho most raluablo in tho pitt of modtca!
seienro cun be wvurod hv unvoenton ri
I eaough to uso Hostetter's" Stomach Hitter.
ciuier to auppn trrowmc uyH'Mta. or to
uproot it at maturity. Hillou. rheuiuatio
and fever and apuo sufferers, persons
troubled with nervousness, and the eonstl
pated, should also seeuro tho health fran
chise by tho oino means.
arc the Little Regulators.
Tna receiver lsaa
neither of them feel
bud us the thief, hut
as bad at the loser.
The Slot hmr'm rriatM
Not only shortens labor and lessens pata
attending it, but jrreatly diminishes tho
danger to life of both mother und child if
asou a few month before conflaemenL
Write to Tho HradlicM llepiUtor Ca, At
lanta, Oa. , for further particulars. Bold by
A rorutan fallacy-that theealotthlnne
to. do aro to tell tho truth and to edit a pa
1kvai.ui. utfed euile, nursing mothers,
overworked, wearied out father, will rind
tho happiest results from a judleious uno of
Dr. Sherman's l'rlekly Ash Hitter. Wheru
the liver or kidneys aro affeeted, prompt
actum is necessary io cnauo tho tide to
ward health, ere thodiseato ivouie chronic
possibly incurable, und Ukto In nothing
better to bo found in tho vrholo nuiyoof
tnaterut mtdka. Sold everywhere.
ajBeaiBejafeV lelv aaJABpj
eiMEYS. STMMCN. SoWCLt. all rates
STIP ATlf, MtWMTrHI. IhWrfV MS
EAtC ota., are iissHs. eaten seme
miMteeeaeteessle! Malar Mlerewtea
aa tw lmaaJliewa AABoaal eW
Pff fir'an"l aaeaaaaaanas mj
of a Taunt Wffa. tmi
Hutho penknife to tho ieucii: ''Since
you're so sharp. 1 think I'd better shut up."
I. L. Ctuotx & Co., of Pbila , tho mfrs. of
Dvltbhi'1 EUrtrie. .Snip, say they woul.l rather
close up their immense works than to put
ono grain of alitttrint(fi in their Dobbins'
Klectrio Soap. Would that all were us honest.
air-tight keg or caa with a small gim
let hole acar the bottom. This is stooa
ia a paa with sides higher thaa the
hole. The water flews iato the pea,
aad wbea it has covered the oriice,
stops. Saeh a contrivance secures moat
of the aavaatages of the heaght vessel,
though I prefer tbe letter, as It is dara
ble. George H. Northroa, Washinrtoa
Coimty, N. Y.
American pork is the cleaaest aaa
sweetest ia the world. It io aot jest
the kind of pork that we oght to are
dace, as tbe Western Kara! has fre
quently said, aad the' time is cemiaf
wbea the development ef mascle will
receive more attention aad the aovelea
meat of fat lees. Bat barriae; its fat
ness oar aork. la food, htcease It is
largely fed aaoa good sweet food: Taos
who are aot feedta thoir swine aaoa
saeh food shoahl know, aad tawyrasaat
kaow, that the aerie is
the exteat that the v fes
aot It for aaoa: to eat." jTae av,
SAVED AT. NIAGARA.
Why the Draasaaer Did Net On Over the
rails With m Jfaalae.
"I bavo scon three ortfour suicides at
Niagara Falls." said the.drununer, "but
tho first was tbo queerest snd gave mo
tho greatest shock. I bad made the
scquslatance of a gaest at the hotel ss
we sat oa tbe veranda, s man ;of band
somo look and soft, lew voice and at
about ten o'clock be proposed that we
go over to Uoat Ialand together.oa foot.
I readily assented, aad we werocrosslag
tbe bridge whoa he suddenly stepped
sad looked ovor the railing. TaaturaDy
I followed anit. He hsd'beea M Brssll.
sad bo began telling me of thescnateaM
aad manners of that country; hat after
about ten minutes he suddenly stopped
short aad queried:
"Would jou m'iad taking awlm with
me this morning?"
"A swim! Great heavens, man, bat
where coald you swim here? I gasped.
-Here, in the, rapids."
"But you'll Inswept over tbe falls ia
tea seconds!' -
"Of course!" he laughed, abowiag bit
white tco.tb,.and (before tho words wero
fairly uttered he struck tho water. Al
most before I coald breath twice be was
over the falls and ont of sight forever,
snd I stood there, rubbing my eyes and
wondering if I was anleop. until a crowd
came and began to ask quest ion. In tbe
afternoon tbe keeper of a private insane
asylum arrived and Identified tbe man
as an escaped patient, and whom be had
heard my story bo asked:
"Did he lay hands on you?"
"It's a wonder. He waa always plan
ning to get here and compel some one
to over the falls with him. Excuse me,
bat do yon chew?"
Yos didn't offer him aay?"
"Bat I did while we wero leaning
over tbe ralL"
"That accounts for it He always de
clared that a maa who ased tobacco was
a hog. aad tbat to dM with oae meant
eternal disgrace. Tea fit came upoa
him aa he looked at tho rushing waters,
but yoar tobacco saved your life.
Stranger. lend us a shawl" N. Y. Sua.
Hail-stosm Intended for publication are
usually as big aa hen's eggs. Mouth Hide
I rarscBian Smith' Tonic Kyrtip in my
practice, having found it to lie us recom
mended a euro for chills and fuver A.
Brown, M. D.t Concord, Tex.
lac Irst week that a'man has a telepttono
in his offlco ho is apt to have tho ycllcr
fever badly. Boston Dulletia.
Alwavs avoid harsh purjratlve pills. They
first make you sick and then leave vou con
stipated. Carter's Llttle1.iver Pills repilat.j
tbo bowels and make you well. Dose, one pllL
Tatas is nobody or nothing In thia world
that is So often crossed in love aa tan f root
door-mat Binghamtoo Leader.
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It is no longer necessary to take blue pills
to rnuso tho liver to action. Carter's Little
LlYerPillsarc much belter. Don't forget thia.
Wisa as aa owl-the lawyer with his "to.
Albrbv Bcsch. West Toledo, Ohio, says:
Ball's CaUrrh Cure saved mvllfo." Write
him for particulars. Bold by Druggists, 75c,
Oold ia protcetion In raaay cases, particu
larly ia tho case of a watch. Texas Hiftiaga.
A cnru that Is restless at night and doat
sleep well, should he given Dr. Mall's Worm
Destroyers. .It may have worms.
aw WORTH A GUINEA A
Suck m sTW oW Him in f Aa Ifomora. rVAveto sW JwonVsf a1e
Biixin, UH0 mYmnin09$. CahlCMill,riMhiH9 of weof, foes or
SAerfsess fwrth. Cagtiwn; Scurtj, BMcm oo fao
5mw, FrigMfut Mream; mint mil Ktttut turn ft
TMt rinwr Boat will oivk aiticr m
MlCHAHt HUS TAM AM CMCtt MTMi Hi
Far Sick Headache, Weak
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pMh. hrtnfftnft-Uw-fc tha aa aft f aaaoaj
i th nm (WiMmiM t Uimi mircasar
sav PMrsinMT awmeme w tnv. aeats.
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aw4WriieaWaaa. av a. f, Alllk M
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hiibjiusti riusM Hr.;r.irrf ra ::. t. a m
ebherouhof.rticwqrldlhfn our of Hie
faonion-- aViC. "
The maa who lives a
himself sooner or laler,-
4i life willklU
A taih lady becomes still fairer by using
Glenn's Hulphnr Snap.
Bill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 90 ccata.
Tutf s Pills
for house-cleainin Ibis & solid
c&Ke of scounn$ 450ApTry if
Cte4Uilkww) to always faewilonaWa and the) hm
oTortlwmglecttoute 5APOLIO marks a wide)
difference in the social scale. The best classes
n rnnimrfauMe remedy or are always the iTtoet scrupovoos ki matters of
oiirA ntmuML, iutuiu cleanliness--and the best classes use SAPOLKX
UER, DYSPEPSIA, PILES,
AND ALL BILIOUS DISEASES. !
wald ETAi-ywkaurato j
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
kassas crrr. sag.
CATTUC-WiHnilmt tssrs ..t $ 73
hatchers steers... in O 3 ",
Satire eews. JS 2 34
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