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PLAGUE OF INFIDELITY.
Dr. Talmago Continues His Sormons
on tho Ton Plaguos.
Xnflrtollt y'b Attack on the nililo Ansirrrwl
Tlic lnht) Chargm ofSkpptlcs ChrUti-
4M1U5- Kvrr tho lYlcnil of Women
Clorlcs For Truo Christiana.
In continuing his scries of sennons
at HrooUiyn on the "Ten Plngncs of the
r Cities," Iter. T. DcWitt Talmngc in a
? lntc discourse took for liis subject "The
Plague of Infidelity." His text was
from Romans iii. 4: "Let Gol lx true,
but every man a liar." lie said:
That is if (Jod says one thing and the
whole human race says the opjx)sitc,
"Paul would accept the Divine veracity.
Put there are many in our time who
have dared to arraign the Almighty for
falsehood. Infidelity is not ony a
plague, but is the mother of plagues.
' It soems from what we hear on all
jiilr.s, that the Christian religion is a
huge blunder; that the Mosaic account
if the creation Is an absurdity; that
Adam and Eve Jiever existed; that the
ancient flood and Noah's arlc were im
possibilities; that there never was a
miracle; that the l.ible is the friend of
cruelty, of murder, of polygamy, of all
forms of base crime; that the Christian
religion is woman's tyrant and man's
tittillification; that the l.ible from lid
to lifl is n. fable, a cruelty, a hum
bug, a lie ; that the martyrs
who died for its truth were miserable
lujies; that the church of Jesus Christ
il , properly gajfeltoTlas'a fool; that when
Thomas Carl.yle, the skeptic, said, "tho
Hible is 11 noble book," he was dropping
into imbecility; that when Theodore
Parker declared iu .Music hall, 1istou,
"never a boy or girl in all Christendom
but was profited by that great book."
lie was becoming very weak minded;
that it is something to bring a blush to
the eheck of every patriot that John
Adams, the father of American inde
pendence declared, "the Hible is the
best book in all the world;" and that
lion-hearted Andre'v Jackson turned
" into a snivelling coward when he said:
"That book, sir, is the rock on which
our republic rests;" and that Daniel
Webster abdicated the throne of his
intellectual wcr and resigned his
logic, and from being the great cx
jxmhhIit of the constitution and the
great lawyer of his age, turned into an
idiot when he said: "My heart assures
me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ
must be a divine reality. From the
time that at my mother's feet, or on
my father's knee, I first learned
f to lisp ver-.es from the sacred
writing, they have Wen my daily
study and vigilant contemplation, and
if then; is anything in my style or
thought to be eommended, the credit is
due to my kind parents in instilling into
my mind an early hive of the script
ures;" and that William II. Seward, the
diplomatist of the century, only showed
his puerility when he declared: "The
whole hojf of human progress is sus
pended on the ever-growing iufiuences
of the Hible;" and that it is wisest for
us to talce that liook from the throne in
j the. 11 fleet ions of uncounted multitudes,
ami put it under our feet to be trampled
upon by hatred and hissing contempt;
- and that your old father was hood
winked, ami cajoled, and cheated, and
befooled, when he leaned on this as a
Muff after his hair grew gray, and his
hands were tremulous, and his steps
shortened as he came up to the verge of
the grave: and that your mother sat
with a pack of lies on her lap while
reading of the better country and of the
ending ot all her aches and pains and
ff reunion not only with those of you who
stood around her, but with the children
she had buried with Infinite heartache,
Alas! that for forty and fifty years
they should have walked under this de
lusion and had it under their pillow
when they lav a-dying in the back
room, and asked that some words from
f, the ulil book might be cut upon the
tombstone under the shadow of the old
country meeting house where they
sleep to-day, waiting for a resurrection
that will never come. This book, hav
ing deceived them, and having deceived
the mighty intellects of the past, must
not be allowed to deceive our larger,
mightier, vaster, more stupendous in
tellects. And, so out with the book
from the court room, where it is used
in the solcmni-ition of testimony. Out
with it from under the foundation of
church and asylum. Out with it from
the domestic circle, (hither together
all the Hibles the children's ltibles,
those newly bound, and those with lid
nearly worn out and pages obliterated
by the fingers long ago turned to dust-
bring them all together and Jet us
make a lHiifiicof them, and bv it warm
our cold criticism, and after that turn
, under with the plowshare of public in
dignation the polluted ashes of that
loathsome, adulterous, obscene, cruel
and deathful book which is so antago
nistic to man's liberty and woman's
honor and the world's happiness,
Now that is the substance of whatin
fidelity proposes and declares, and the
attack on the Hible is accompanied by
great jocosity, anil there is hardly any
subject about which more mirth is
kindled than about the Hible. It is not
healthy to giggle alont God, or chuckle
A uliout eternity, or smirk about thingxof
the immortal soul.
Now in this sentiment of infidel think
ers I cannot join, and I proiose to give
you some reason why 1 cannot be an in
fidel, and so 1 will try to help out of
this present condition any who may
have been struck with the awful plague
First, 1 cannot be an infidel because
infulelitv has no good substitute for the
consolation it proposes to take away.
You know there are millions of people
who get their chief consolation from
this book. SupjK'se a man should re
solve that he would orgauize a con
spiracy to destroy all the medicines
from all the apothecaries and from all
the hospitals of the earth. The work is
done. The medicines are taken and
thrown into the river, or the lake, or
the sea, A watient wakes tip at mid
night in a paroxysm of distress and
wants an anodyne. "Oh," says the
nurse, "the anodynes are all destroyed:
we have no drops to give you. but in
stead of that I'll read you a book on
the absurdities of morphine, and on the
absurdities of all rcmedies.," Hut tluj
man continues to writhe in pain, and
the nurse says: "111 continue to read
you some discourses on anodynes, the
cruelties of anodynes, the indecencio
of a nody nes the absurdities of nnody nes.
For your groan I'll give you a laugh."
Hero in the hospital is a patient having a
gangrened limb amputated. He says;
-S "0. for ether! 0. for chloroform." The
doctors say; "Why, they are all de
stroyed; we don't have any more chloro
form or ether: but 1 have got some
thing a great deal better. I'll read you
a pamphlet aginst James Y. Simp
son, the discoverer of chloroform as
an ansesthetic, and against Drs. Agnew
nnd Hamilton, and Hosack, and
Mott, and Harvey, and Ahrrnethy."
"Hut," says the man. "I must have
some anaesthetics. "No." say the doc
tors, "they are all destroyed, bat we
have got something a great deal bet
.tcr." "What is that?" "Fun." Pun
almut medicines. Lie down, all ye pa
tients in Hollevue hospital and stop
your groaning all broken-hearted of
alt the cities and quit your crying; we
haw the catholicon at last! Hero Ls a
Uso of wit, here L - a strengthening
plaster of sarcasm, here Ls a bottle of
ribaldry that you arc to keep well
shaken up, and take a tcaspoonful of it
after each meal, and if that does not
cure you here is a solution of blasphemy
in which you may bathe; and here is m
tincture of derision. -
Infidelitr Ls a religion of "Don't
know." Is there a God? Don't know!
Ls the soul immortal? Don't knowl If
we should meet each other in the future
world will we recognize each other?
Don't know! A religion of "don't
know" for the religion of "I know," "I
know in whom I have lnJievcd," "I
know that my Redeemer livcth."
Have 3011 heard of the conspiracy to
put out all the lighthouscson the coast?
Do you know that on a certain night
next month Eddystone lighthouse, Dell
Hock lighthonHc,Sherryvore lighthouse,
Montauk lighthouse, Hattcras light
house, NcwvLondon lighthouse, Harne
gat lighthouse, and the CIO lighthouses
on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are
to be extinguished? "O," yon say "what
will become of the ships on that night?
What will be the fate of the one million
sailors following the sea? What will
be tho doom of the millions of passen
gers? "Who will arise to put down such
a conspiracy?" Exery man, woman and
child in America and Ihc world. Hut
that is only a fable. That is what in
fidelity is trying to do, put out all the
lighthouses on the coast of eternity,
letting the soul go up the "narrows" of
death with no light, no comfort, no
peace all that coast covered with the
blackness of darkness. Instead of the
great lighthouse, a glow worm of wit,
a firefly of, jocosity. Which do you like
the liettor, 0 voyagerfqr eternity the
firefly or the lighthouse? What u mis
sion infidelity has started on!
Furthermore, I cannot be an infidel
because of the false charges infidelity
is all the time making against the
Hible. Perhaps the slander that has
made the moht impression and that
some Christians have not been intelli
gent enough to deny is that the Hible
favors jHilygamy. Docs the God of the
Hible uphold polygamy, or did he?
How many wives did God make for
Adam? He made one wife. Does not
your common sense tell you when God
started the marriage institution he
started it as he wanted it to continue?
If God had favored polygnmy he could
have created for Adam five wives or ten
wives or twenty wives, just as easily as
he made om. At the very first of the
Hible God shows himself in favor of
monogamy and antagonistic to io"yg
amy. Genesis ii. 24: "Therefore shall a
man leave his father and mother, and
shall cleave unto his wife." Not his
wives, but his wife.
God permitted polygamy. Yes; just
as he iermits to-day murder and arson
and nil kinds of crime. He permits
these things as you well know, but he
does not sanction them. Wh would
dare to say he sanctioned them? He
cause the presidents of the United
States have permitted polygamy in
Utah, 3'ou are not, therefore, to con
clude that they patronized it, that they
approved it when, on the contrary tiny
denounced it. All of God's ancient
Israel knew that the God of the Hible
was against polygamy, for in the -riO
years of their stay in Egypt there is only
one case of polygamy recorded only
one. All the mighty men of thcHihlc
stood aloof f nun jKjlygnmy, except those
who, falling into the erime, were chas
tised within an inch of their lives. Adam,
Aaron, Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samuel,
monogamists. Hut you say: "Didn't
David and Solomon favor polygamy?'
Yes, and did they not get well punished
for it? Read the lives of those two
men, anil you will come to the con
clusion that all the r tributes of ('oil's
nature were against their behavior.
How did Solomon get along with
polj'gnmyV Head his warnings 111
Proverbs, read his self-disgust in Eccle
siastes. He throws up his hands in
loathing, and cries out: "Vanity of
vanities, all is vanity." His 700 wives
nearly jtestered the life out of him.
Solomon got well paid for his crimes
well paid. I repeat that all the mighty
men of the Scriptures were aloof from
polygamy, save as they were pounded
and flailed, and cut to pieces for their
insult to holy marriage If the Hible
is the friend of polygamy why is it that
in all the lands where the Hible pre
dominates, polygamy is forbidden, and
in the lands where there is no Hible it
Another false charge which infidelity
has made against the Hible is that it is
antagonistic to woman; that it enjoins
her degradation and belittles her mis
sion. Under this impression many
women have been overcome with this
plague of infidelity. Is the Hible the
enemy of woman? Come into the pict
ure gallery, the louvre, the Luxem
Ixuirg of the Hible, and sec which pict
ures are the more honored. Here is Eve,
a perfect woman, as perfect a woman
as could Ik; made by a erfect God.
Here is Deborah, with her womanly
arm hurling a host into tho battle.
Here is Miriam, leading the Isrnelitish
orchestra on the banks of the
Ked Sea. Here is motherly Hannah,
with her own loving hand replen
ishing the wardrolte of her son
Samuel, tho prophet. Here is Abi
gail, kneeling at the foot of
the mountain until tho 400 wrath
ful men, at the sight of her leauty
and prowess, halt, halt a hurri
cane stopped at the sight of a water
lily, a dewdrop dashing back Niagara.
Here is Ruth, putting to shame all
the modern slang about mothers-in-law
as she turns her back on her home and
her country, and faces wild beasts and
exile and death, that she may be with
Naomi, her husband's mother, Kuth,
the queen of the harvest fields. Ruth,
the grandmother of David. Rutli, the
ancestress of Jesus Christ, The story
of her virtues nnd her life sacrifice the
most beautifiul pastorial ever written.
Here Ls Vashti, defying the bacchana
of 1.000 drunken lords, and Esther will
ing to klirow her life away that she
may deliver her people. And here is
Dorcas, the sunlight of eternal fame,
gilding her philanthropic needle, and
the woman with perfume in a box made
from the hills of Alabastron, pouring
the holy chrism on tho head of Christ,
the aroma lingering all down the corri
dor of the centuries. Here is Lydia.
the mcrchnntess of Tyrian purple, im
mortalized for her Christian behavior.
Here is the widow with two mites,
more famous than the Pcabodys and
the Lenoxes of all ages, while there
cornea in slow of gait and with careful
attendants and with especial honor and
high favor, leaning on the arm of in
spiration, one who Ls the joy and pride
of any home so rarely fortunate as to
have one. aa old Christian grandmother.
Grandmother Lois. Who has more
worshipers to-day than any being that
ever lived on earth, except Jesus
Christ? Mary. For what purpose did
Christ perform his first miracle upon
earth? To relieve the embarrassment
of a womanly housekeeper at the fall
ing short of a beverage. Why did
Christ break up the silence of the tomb
and tear off the shroud and rip up the
rocks? It was to stop the bereavement
of the two Kethany sisters. For whose
comfort w as Christ most anxious in the
hour of dying excruciation? For a
woman, ah old woman, a wrinkle
faced, woman, a woman who in other
days had held him in her arms, his first
friend, his last friend, as it Ls very apt
to be, his mother. All the pathos of
the ages compressed into one utter
ance. "Hehold thy mother." Does the
Hible antagonize woman?
If the Uible is so 'antagonistic to
woman how can you account for the
difference in woman's condition in
China and Central Africa and her condi
tion in England and America? There
Ls no difference except tliat which the
Hible makes. In lands where there U
no Hible she is hitched like a beast of
burden to the plows, she carries tho
hod, she submits to Indescribable in
dignities. She must be kept in a pri
vate apartment, and if she comes forth
she must be carefully hooded and re
ligiously veiled, as though it were a
shame to be a woman. Do you not
know that the very first thing the HIblo
docs when it comes into a new country
is to strike offthc shackels of woman's
Since you put the Hible on your stand
in the sitting room, has the Hible been
to you. O woman, a curse or a blessing?
Why it that a woman when she is
troubled will go to her worst enemy,
the Hible? Why do you not go for com
fort to some of the great infidel books?
No, the silly, deluded woman persists
in hanging alout the Hible verses, "Let
not your heart be troubled," "All things
work together for good," "Weeping
may endure for a night," "I am tha
resurrection," "Peace, be still."
Furthermore, rather than invite I re
sist this plague of infidelity, because it
has wrought no positive good for the
world, and is always a hindrance. I
ask you to mention the names of tho
merciful and the educational institu
tions which infidelity founded and is
supporting and has supported all the
way through; institutions pronounced
against Gixl and the Christian religion
and yet pronounced in behalf of suffer
ing humanity. What are the names of
them? Certainly not the United States
Christian commission, or the .sanitary
commission, for Christian George II.
Stuart was the president of the one and
Christian Henry W. Hellows was tho
president of the other. Where
are the asylums and merciful
institutions founded by infidelity,
and supported by infidelity, pro
nounced against God and the Hible, and
yet doing work for the alleviation of
suffering? Certainly, if 3011 come to
speak of educational institutions it is
not Yale, it is not Harvard, it is not
Princeton, it is not Middletown, it is
not Cambridge or Oxford, it is not any
institution from which n diploma would
not be a disgrace. Do you point to tho
German universities as exceptions? I
have to tell you that all the German
universities to-day arc under positive
Christian influences, except the Uni
versity of Hcidclbenr, where the ruf
fianly students cut and maul and
mangle and murder each other as a
matter of pride instead of infamy.
There stands Christianity. Thero
stands infidelity. Compare what they
have done. Compare their resources.
Here is infidelity, no prayer on her
lips, no benediction on her brow, both
hands clenched what for? To fight
Christianity. That is the entire busi
ness. The complete mission of infidelity
to fight Christianit3'. Where are her
schools, her colleges, her asylums of
mercy? Let me throw 3011 down a
whole ream of foolscap paper that you
may fill all of it with the names of her
beneficent institutions, the colleges and
the asylums, the institutions of mercy
and of learning, founded by infidelity
and supported alone hy infidelity-, pro
nounced against God and the Christian
religion and yet in favor of making the
Is infidelity' so poor, so starveling, so
mean, so useless? Get out, 3011 miser
able pauper of the universe! Infidelity
standing to-day amid the suffering,
groaning, dying nations and 3'ct doing
absolutely nothing, save trying to im
pede those who are toiling until they
fall exhausted into their graves in trying
to make the world better. Gather up
all the work, all the merciful work,
that infidelity has ever done, add it all
together, and there is not so much no
bility in it as in the smallest bead of
that sister of ohurity who bust night
went up the dark alley of the town, put
a jar of jelly for an invalid appetite on
broken stand, nnd then knelt on tho
bare floor, praying the mercy of Christ
on the ilying soul.
Infidelity scrapes no lint for tho
wounded, bakes no bread for tho
hungr3, shakes up no pillow for tho
sick, rouses no comfort for the bereft,
gilds no grave for the dead. While
Christ, our Christ, our wounded Christ,
our risen Christ, the Christ of this old
fashioned Hible blessed be I lis glorious
name forever! our Christ stands this
hour pointing to the hospital, or to tho
asylum, sa3Ing: "I was sick and ye gave
me n couch, I was lame and 30 gave mo
a crutch, I was blind and 3c physicianeil
1113' eyesight, I was orphaned and 30
mothered my soul, I was lost on the
mountains and 30 brought me home;
inasmuch as 3-c did it to one of the least
of these, 3e did it to me."
Hut I thank God that this plague of
infidelity will be stayed. Many of
those who hear me now b3 tho Holy
Ghost upon their hearts will cease to
be disciples, and the day will arrive
when all nations will accept the Script
ures. The Hook is going to keep right
on until the fires of the last day arc
kindled. Some of them will begin on
one side nnd some on the other side of
the old Hook. Thin will not find a
bundle of loose manuscripts, easily con
sumed like tinder thrown into tho fire.
When the fires of the last day aro
kindled, some will burn on this side,
from Genesis toward Revelation, and
others will burn on this side, from Rev
elation toward Genesis, and in all their
way they will not find a single chapter
or a single verse out of place. That
will be the first time we can nfford to
do without the Hible,
What will be the use of the book of
Genesis descriptive of how the world
was made, when the world is destroyed?
What will be the use of th? prophesies
when they are all fulfilled? What will
le the use of the evangelistic or Pauline
description of Jesus Christ when we see
Him face to face? What will be the use
of His photograph when we have met
Him in glory? What will be the use of
the Hook of Revelation, standing as you
will with your foot on the glassy sea,
and your forehead chaplcted with eter
nal coronation, amid the amethystine
and twelve-gated glories of Heaven?
The emerald dashing its green against
the beryl, and the beryl dashing its
blue against the sapphire, and the
sapphire throwing its light on the
jacinth, and the jacinth dashing its fire
against the chrysoprassus, and you and
I standing in the glories of ten thousand
A newspaper gains neither character
nor influence by abandoning good man
ners. It may indeed make itself dis
agreeable and annoying, and so silence
opposition, as a polecat may effectually
close the wood path which yon had de
signed to take. It may be feared, and
in the same way as that animal feared
and despised. But this effect must not
be confounded with newspaper power
and influence. It is exceedingly annoy
ing, undoubtedly, to be placarded all
over town as a liar or a donkey, a hypo
crite or a sneak-thieL But although
the effect is moat unpleasant, very little
ability is required to produce it. A
little paper and printing, a little paste1
a great deal of malice and a host of
bHl-stickers are all that are needed aad
even the pecuniary coat Ls not large.
The effect is produced, bat It docs not
show ability or force or influence upon
the part of its producer. Gcorgt
William Curtis, in Harper's M.qjprTv.
FARM AND GARDEN.
A BIT OF CRITICISM.
ftrrticeable and Simple TrtlU for Wack
I would like to criticise Mr. E. P.
Powell's notes on raspberries and
blackberries, particularly his method of
trellising, which Ls to run a wire 4K
feet from the ground, supported by
stakes at intervals of 20 feet, topping
the canes at a height of six fret. In
my opinion mine is a far better and
simpler method. My plan is to take
good fence posts five feet in length, wt
one at each end of a row, 3' feet in the
ground, leaving 'JO inches above grouud
I use No. 12 galvanized wire and draw
it as tightly as possible However long
the rows may le, a post set firmly at
each end is suflielent- After the canes
ure tied to the wire they form a perfect
support, and there no stakes in the way
of the hoe. I top my canes at throe
feot. just the right height to be handy
for the pickers. By running the wires
20 inches from the ground they pass
n v-V 't
TI'KM.IA FOlt W.ACKIIRUKY VINES.
below the branches so that it is xnnch
more convenient to tie them, and less
twine is required, while the tops are in
liottor sha'ie for picking. I remove
the old canes as soon as tho
fruit Ls off, and tie the new ones to
the wire to prevent their being
twisted off by the wind. I am well
aware that a large number of fruit
growers dispense with stakes or wires;
but 'after having used both for three
years, I regard them as indispensable,
if one wants the crop to be the liesL I
would not ml vise anyone to use saw
dust as a mulch for anything, as its
effects on the soil are not ilcsirab'c,
and it also makes an excellent breeding
place for injurious insects. To keep
the soil moist, cool and rich each winter
I cover a space aliout two feet wide
along the rows with manure, and start
the cultivator as soon in the spring as
the soil is in fit condition, and continue
it use until August Blaeklorrios re
quire the same treatment if one wants
to be sure of a gixxl crop During the
drought at fruiting time in the past
season, I noticed that the neglected
berries on the wild as well as the tamo
bushes were drying up. while mine
were ripening nicely and in large quan
tities. Mr. Powell says: "Set this lcrry
in your lowest land;" that would bo
bad advice for growers in Ohio, for
instance, on account of the liability of
the vines to winter-kill. I say, set
them on the highest laud, and thus
avoid this danger to a considerable ex
tent E. A. Trout, in Rural New
Yorker. GOOD FARM FENCE.
One That 'oni!ilin- KtrrnKtli. Ni'iitDCM
unit Ciiiil-tr rtirtuliM'ljr.
Below I give a description of what I
believe to lie one of the lst general
purpose farm fences, as it combines
strength, durability, neatness, cheai
ness and complete portability. It also
can be made either in the field on the
posts or in the shop or barn.
For common farm fence I would
make it four feet high, or fur those who
wish a cheap jxniltry fence I would
make it. six feet high.
The cost would be alout as follows
in this section of country:
it. ilolctrt. ,v-"4 1".. 1 ft- "', '
.1 traniN .single No. ISwIrc ""
Two-pnlnteil tacks to staple over wires Ui
Post "4 In. Iron. 4 It. Iouk. per roil if.
Safj wire, per nsl "'
Total cost per rod "''
The posts I would put about twenty
Use only three strands of single wire
and weave the pickets in and staple
over every wire.
The fence is to Ik- made in lengths of
live or ten rods, as would be most con
venient, unless it is wished as a per
manent fence, when it can bo made in
one continuous length.
The sag wire is only to be stapled to
about live pickets near their lower ends
and the center carried up and hung
over the top of osts. It should be
short enough to raise the center of
stretch between "Mists uln-tit two
The fence is fastened to posts by a
loop of wire wrapped on main wires
which the -post passes through. The
post should extend a little alnivo the
center wire and should be driven inUi
the ground aliout eighteen inches.
As a poultry fence it will cost about
five cents per nnl less than as a stock
There is no patent on this fence, so
any farmer can take advantage of this
and get a good fence cheap. Clarence
Walter, in Farm, Field and Stockman.
FARM GATE LATCh.
Ono That Can KaHr lto Aildnl to tlio
Cite Now In IV,
A home-made latch for farm gates,
one that will never get out ot order, is
easily made and can be added to most
gates now being used, is worth having,
especially if its coustruction tikes but
a few minutes and its operation is auto
matic and sure. Alwiut one foot from
the end of the gate nail a cleat on each
side, so the latch can slide between
these and on the upper edge of a IoanL
Next cut off a two and one-half foot piece
of furring and slide it in for a latch.
Drive a light staple in its upper edge
and another in the top tHKird and con
nect the two by a wa&tc piec of bale
wire, raising the inner end of the latch
an Inch or two. The upper staple must
be placed at least one foot nearer
the end of the gate than its mate in
the latch. Then when the latch is
forced toward the gate's hinges its
inner c d Ls lifted and its ourn weight
forces it back into position. A smooth
slot of sufficient size must be cut in the
post to receive the latch. 1L S. Eden,
inN. E. Homestead.
Jailcroeat In the Dulry.
One peculiarity of cows must be borne
ia mind by the dairyman. A cow put
on short rations immediately falls Ou
in quantitv of milk and is not so easily
brought back to a full flow again, but
j it takes a long course of regular feeding
tobnng her to her best quality and
quantity. Poor feeders often milk
cows for years without dreaming what
they are capable of. either in quantity
or quality. To develop the normal, or
best possible production, requires
1 months and sometime rears of careful
feeding on the food best adapted for
milk and hutter. This is where care
and judgment pay in the dairy. N. W-
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THE SELFISH HUSBAND.
Tffhea Me I Sick He l!eeonie ft Veritable
A thoroughly selfish man U a nui
sance under any circumstances, but as
an invalid he is intolerable. Daring his
convalescence woe to his wife, if he ha
one His couch or easy chair Ls as a
throne, from which he die tiles to his
household as an absolute monarch to
hLs serfs. No consideration has he for
their tired muv-les. their brains dated
for lack of sleep, their spirits faint and .
tveary with fruitless eudeavors tosootno
his causeless irritation. He pots him
self, ho commLseratcihU own condition,
he sighs as he surveys his attenuated
visage in the looking-glass; but not a
jot of sympathy, not a grateful word
lias he for tho wasted watchers to whow
nursing he one hb life, whose love,
stronger than death, has rescued him
from the crip of tho Destroyer.
Is such a creature worthy of the ten
der care ho thus undervalue- and con
temns? Well, that is a family question
which must be loft to the decision of j
tho self -worshiper's noble half, and it
Ls not difficult to gucv how she will de
cide Somehow or other your exactiug.
pitiless men generally marry gentle,
patient, loving women, and tho amount
of contumelv and ingratitude which a
gentle, patient, loving wife will bear
uncomplaining3 from a "brute of a
husband" Ls beyond all computation.
Byron makes his barbaric hero Mazcppa
say that "time at last sets all things
even; but we suspect that it will re
quire a goodly jxirtion of eternity to
"even up" all things with a selfish hus
band. N. Y. ledger.
A father who is fond of telling his lit
tle son aliout tho famous men of old time,
was talking the other day aliout one of
his favorite heroes, Philip of Macedon.
"I think he should have been called
'Philip the Groat"' he said.
Just at that moment Aunt Sally, the
colored servant came in. Sho caught
the last three words.
"Fill up de grate?" she cried.
"Why, I'm Jos' put a hod o' coal on!"
I.t-tuno Colornl Tropic,
If they belong to the Caucasian race, havo
jaundiced livers. But when HoteUor'
Stoiuuch Hitters is used the bile sec!' Its
natural channel, and tho skin resumes a
ticalUiv tint, Naunea, nick headaches, fur
utKin the Unjue, constipation ami pain in
the niflon or tho liver, also disapjiear when
it is used. Malaria, kidney troubles, rheuma
tism and dyspepsia succumb to the Hitters.
J)iitTi.r.iJii "Rwil entate Is tho only In
vestment, ufter all. that u man can deiH-tid
upon." Sotlleluh Tlmt'i so, old man. I've
just botiKhtu lot In the cemetery." Wasu
lotnit in Soiitlieni IlllnoU.
Ouo hundred and lift., thousand acre-, of
fered for sale by tbu Illinois Central It It
Co. at an average prlco of .'"" jut acre,
adapted to fruit growing or general funn
ing puriHisOH; s'Mvinlly adapted alM'to ruts
)ug of sheep For particular address K P
Ski-.M. I .and Commissioner, 7S Michigan
In Ihitaw, Ala., lut week teu girl bublcs
were born, while u hoy baby has not been
loni In the town In two month. This
cnu-ion the islitor of the local paper to 111
iilro: "Whither an- uoilrlftli.gf"
Now noon digestion wait on appetite,
nnd health on both " This natural and han
pv condition of thoiimiil hud ImkI.v is brought
alxiut bv the timely use of Prickly Ash Hit
torn. While not n'bovorago in any eiie, It
possesses tho wonderful faculty of renewing
to tho debilitated system all tho elements
required to rebuild and innke strong. If
vou are troubled with a headache, diseased
liver, kidneys or bowels, give it a trial, it
will not fall you.
sJtiiiki: when tbo iron Ih hot," said the
servant girl who made her demand for more
wages on Ironing duy. Pittsburgh Post,
Sir .VnrW. Frrr. will lo sent by Crngin &
Co , I'hilnda , P.i.,to any one in the V S. or
Canada. Hstagtj paid, ukii receipt, of ".Ti
Dobbins' Electric Soup wrap-rs. Ki) list
of novels tin ctrculars around each bar.
Tun Interest you talto In another man's
luiiiiii'sn ! never prolUablo. Atchison
Poou little child I Kho don't look welt.
Sho don't eat well. Papa, she needs a box
of Dr. Hull's Worm Destroyers.
Tin; average man would sooner pay dues
at a gvnuslutn than saw his own wood for
exercise N. O. Picayune.
Hii.ioitssks", dizzlnesR, naif-ci, headache,
aro relieved by small doses of Carter's bit
tie Liver Pills.
Tin: spottisl veil 5jit freckled fsiecs to u
dot N. Y. Picayune
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KA.VSAH CITY. April IX
CATTLE Phlpplnx slier.. J 3 51 it S sS
ItutrlicrV htfcru . 8 ) it 4 70
Nuttvorowjj J ) it C
IICK'S Oood to choico heavy E 25 U 5 00
WUEAT No. 2 red W it 1 00
No. 2 liunl W'tc '.'Hi
COKN No. 2 iVUVc rc
OATS No. 2 24f 6i
KYK No. 2 S8 w W
'LOllt rntcnt. per sack. ... 7 t 2 25
Fancy- 7 10 u 2 IJ
HAY llsilwl 100) tt 15 (W
UUlTKIt Cholcw creamery.. 31
CIIL'K.SK Full cremu l-Kt' 1"
KUGS Choice. 11 H 11
DACON Ham SU Wj
Shoulders i Si r.
cluci. .... .. tf ?tf
&... I.. ....................... ... V)v
FOTATOES- 1 00 W 1 W
CATTLK Shipping ntcora.... 10) COO
I'utclier utecrj... I m ft 4 75
IKW.S I'ncWIng I in a J 15
SHEEP Fair to choice 15 O fi 3.
FLOt'lt Cholco 2". w 4 60
WHEAT No. 2 red. It! 4 1 OJtj
0Olt.N'-Ko.J - f.S4' fttj
OATS No. 2 Lii9 U
ill r"""" f 4 . rS9 w (Si
HLTTEU Creamery 32 31
I-OUK 12 13 m 12 VI
CATTLE ShlpptmrMrrs.... 4 0) ft 6 00
jjOT.S Packing and hippln? 4 0) a I 15
SHEEP Fair to chotco - 4 75 4 CM
FIjOCIJ Winter wheat 4 40 w in
WHEAT No. 2rwi 1 0H4 4 1 OU
COUN No. 2 , C7 X C7t
OATS No. 2 - 14 U4
KYE No. 2 S5iv W
llUTTEIS Creamery 2 w Ji
POllK 12 55 v 12 17 j
rwTTLE fommon in prima. 4 SO 0 C 1)
(x;s Jfxxi to chofc". tS3 u 5(0
FIjOCU 7ood tocholco ... 4 10 w IU
WHEAT No. 2 red.. 1 17Uw J SM
COKN No. 2. - 7'w 7U
O.Vn? Western mixed........ t7 10 3
HLTTEU Crt-aincry ........ . 21 w (5
I-UUK - 12 SO m II U3
? al1 ACHES
SV.TM ruk. Wkrvr CTkMto m4 rntr,
BI 'Hwnn mr Liver JkU 9
vmll. Ukry x m sraS tHiMlaj
Buitrt. la9 trial wtH vtec T
tk tkla la tsltk-rraij mmClclmm. Tvta
trTmruimthmmmwtmtlmnthKirwncwnmmH GtOms TifUmm Pommds.
m, aia,J 14 fbra tike tbrvt rr4f I -er
efmmmi kefirr ! m mrm4mb. mm ka
sla4 mtla mfmmH tavlk.'
"ST. C. SCM CLTZC C-laakMrn. k. C
Tntt's Liver Pills1
QVE STfcOrGTH AJH) RAM sKSCLE. j
It i very Important In lhl ? of val
material proerroi that a rrnvly li pa.
jar to thn ta.U ami to tho rje, eUly taken,
acceptable to tho stomach and lienllhv in
It nature ami effect. Poclnjr U-.i
qualities. Svrup of Kig i the one porfevt
Uxatlvo and raot gvatlo dluroilc known.
Kmrt -MIo you kcow of an? thine roorw
dellantlul thou a real truo l.wrrl" Maud -Yc."
Ethel -What I" M-ud-4Tnoof
tbcra." Hn-r'" TUt&r
Yhex tho fair kln I dSjflgured with
ugly eruptions, when fcll cartitiuclr and
sore ma Wo life tutvrabl when the wbolo
Xcm feW weak and feeble, and mere tu
intencc is painful, do not hrtlato butcotn
racacc at onco a uc of Dr John Hull Sac
ftapardla. It will drive out all blood lia.
purity aud make ou well and si-Mag.
A Borux woman ha tevn gfaatcd a
patent on a kUxkiug mipimrtrr which an ex- !
port mjb will upiTt ltotnu woman by a
royalty for gju many j car.
Cocon, flu in. etna.. Sokk TiiKotT. etc , ,
quickly relieved by Huown IU'mul
TfUN-iic. A sitnplo and effectual rxuncdj,
!u:rlor to all other article for tho saaio 1
purjiuxj. .Wil wtu'y 1 Utxt-t.
It ! more natural to a unin t U In U'sl
In the tnornlu; anJ wish he wa rich taau .
It U to Ret Up and earn a doUur. AlchHan
IlAVr.no equal a a prompt and jMtivo
euro for sick headache, bih.usness. cunU ,
nation, l-aln in the side, and all liver tnu-
hies. Carters UttJc Liver Pills. Try thorn.
You can tell which billiard player U ikv.
mg tho poorest game by the frequency wiUi
which ho chalks his cul Huston Trau
Httx's Honey of Horehound und Tar re
lieves whooping cough.
Pike's Tootliacho Drops Curvin onemlunte
Tin: dude's mission ! to np the founda-
ttotis of society Hvtii Courier. .
lluosriirm Is cured by fnsjuont Miiall
doses of Puki's Cure lor Consumption
A Cixcinxati wife recently put machine
oil In her oaltn Instead of lemon extract. L
S. S. S. WILL CURE.
Uf y daughter had
Eczema, which for
l.ni TKntYtiul Ml., aVSll
siclan A ho wns daily icrowinp; Take n0
worse, I quit nil other treatment nnd
commenced uainir S. S. 8. Before ' Other.
finishing tho second bottle tho scaly -v' -.--- - -incrustations
had nearly dimtpponrod. I continued
using S. S. 8. until sho wits tmtiroly cured. I wnited
boforo reporting tho case to soo if tho euro w;t r.urmu
nont. Being satisfied that sho Is freed from tho an
noying disease for all timo to come, I send you this.
V. VAUOHN, Sandy Bottom, Va.
BOOKS ON BLOOD AND
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royally ihselj-: Ty ttinyournexh
house-cle&ning: Grocers keep ih
DO YOU LIVE IN GREASE?
As a truo patriot and citizen you t-hould naturalize younwlf
by using tho best inventions of tho day for removing tmch a ch.irgo. 1
To livo in Grease is uttorly unnecessary when SAPOIdO is sold
ill all tho stores, and alxmshos
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Ctm -rlifn all iUi faiLi.
toato. Clilln.-ii take It without objrctwm. l-j lnnrjrlu.
OF THE FUTURE."
Tfcf Cuing Iron, Agricultural and
OTFTIIE ITZtlThZiy KTATEH.
Tor I;i. tfrrr3- Bock. Pashltta. & d-
aiptiT of ti j&darfal al&rk" ted inrrtcvli-
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Cures Ot9s Without dleirt.
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LBSOIIS IN --
rrnx xcTOtffrrs axo. ca, rirra-isa. caso.
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PaTv ' ut ttT. -I ':'!
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JlV-v trtib Js2?c1Rj3 .
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fail, centers in tint famou, fascina
tini game lawn tcr.ni..
But the.ru aru women who cannot
cursigu in ny pastime. They arv
delicate, feeblo ami easily exhausted.
They are sutTcrenJ from wt.-aTknt-s.iea
anil "disorders peculiar to female,
which aro accompanied by sallow
complexion., expresaionlesd eyes and
For overworked, "worn -out,"
" run - down," debilitated teachers
milliners, dressmakers, seamstresses,
" shop-girls,' housekeepers, nunnnj
mothers, and feeblo women gen
erally. Dr. Pierce's Favorite l'rt
Mrip'tion is tho greatest earthly
boon, being uncnttaled as an appe
tizing cordial ami restorative tont
It's tho only medicine for women,
sold by druggists, under n Xstti''a
guarantee from the makers, of sat
isfaction in every ease, or money re
funded. This guarantee has lecu
faithfully carried out for years.
a case of chronic
ovor live your
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SKIN DISEASES FKEE.
proverb be true.
is greener Hwi
grease ana uiru
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