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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. O. HOSMER, Publisher.
Full of mischief and wondrous wise,
Chanj-lnj; and bright as the summer skies.
Whoso eyes can they be?
Two little lips,
Plump as berries and red as cherries
And sweet as the pink the honey bee sips.
Whose lips can they be?
Two little hands.
Playing at work and working at play,
lirown hands busy the livelong day.
Whose hands can they be?
Two little feet.
Rap a-tap-tap their footfalls beat.
Quick footrand light foot, small and fleet.
Whose feet can they be?
Two little bright eyes closed.
Two littlo awect lipsshut.
Two little brown hands at rest.
Two little busy feet still.
All my darling's they be.
Sleep, my pretty one, sleep,
Cod's angels watch and keep.
Sleep, my little one, sleep.
Harvey N. Hloomcr, in Western Rural.
CHAITEU II. Contindeh.
Then John :tnd Mary, with their
child who had been horn to them the
first year after their marriage, collected
together the small possessions that
were left them and joined the swarm of
eastern people who were on their way
to Kansas to take up claims and make
homes on the great western prairies.
They went away out near the west
line of the state before they were able
to lind any government land that had
not been "granted" to some railroad
company or other corjoration, or had
not been leased to some cattle king,
whose right to make a fortune off pul
lic land must he considered and pro
tected no matter what became of the
poor man who wanted a few acres of
land for a home.
At last, after driving for days and
days across the green, rich prairies in
fested by the cattlemen, and marked
about by the stakes of different cor
porations, .John (Jreen. with his wife
and child and their shackling old white
topjx'd wagon, halted on the sandy
plains of western Kansas and preempt
ed a claim in tin alkali desert and set
tled down to combat with drought, hot
winds anil malaria.
When John had selected his claim and
got his preemption papers all arranged,
lie began the construction of a sod
house, and in a short time the new
house was readj for occupancy. He
was disappointed in the result of his
trip, and he knew that Mary was also
though she had never breathed a word
to that effect. He felt that they had
better remained east, and had ominous
doubts of the outcome of the move.
Hut it was done, and since to retreat
was impossible, he resolved to go on
and make the best of it.
So he plowed the sod and planted the
crops, and in time the seed sprouted
and came up. Then he cultivated the
fields early and late, and as the growing
corn sprang up higher and higher and
the Held became n sea of waving green,
.lohnV. courage returned and hope rode
high in his breast,
"We shall come out all right yet,
Mary," he remarked one evening as
they walked out to look at the crops.
"We shall come out all right, and soon
have a nice home; and it will all be
ours. It will only take a little time and
a little patience."
"Wln cares for the time, .lohn?"
Mary replied. "I'm sure that I don't
mind the waiting and the work, only so
we get a home at last,"
And thus contented to work and wait,
these brave pioneers, like thousands of
others, submitted cheerfully to every
hardship and inconvenience, and bore
uncomplainingly on against adversity
For three years they kept steadily to
their purpose, contending against
drought and hot winds, which every
year destroyed their growing crops and
left their fields parched and brown.
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Then John took down with malaria,
and all the spring and all the summer
was unable to work, and want pressed
upon them, and the wolf of hunger
drew near the door of the sod house,
placing them in the condition where
the opening of this story found them,
driven to the necessity of mortgaging
the clainrfor food.
, . GIVING TI1K MOKTitAGE.
As has been stated, neither John nor
Mary slept much that night after they
had concluded to mortgage the farm,
and so.fyrorn out with a restless night,
John waV justir in the morning at au
uncommonly'Varly hour. Upon dress
ing and going' mit the first object that
met h'is eyes when he opened the door
was a small bag of eonv meal sitting
on the -door step. -
lie and Mary wondered a great deal
at this, nntl many Suggestions as to how
it came there were offered by one and
theothe r, bur'afier due consideration
they wera -all dismissed as untenable,
and eventually" they decided that old
Markham had become convinced of
having acted wrongfully and" had in the
night 'stolen over w'ith Ihe meal, being
ashamed to let his presence be known.
.Louise had another and more correct
opinion regarding the matter, but as in
all .other-cases where Paul was con
cerned sl-fesQlyed .to keep. quiet.
However the meal came4jthere, it
prove'd'a very 'acceptable' gift, in fact a
perfect Godsend to the Greens, for
otherwise their breakfast' -Would have
been a-very meager affair. As it was,
the? -had sonWLCorn cakes and some
parched meal, caff ee, and these were
tare delices iose days and had
Mi,,Vnfcffecton John, since with a
full Rtomaeh'Bomc'of h'is -Old-time pride, I
indeoendeHOs -ana courage ..,
?v ili "w bi could free a great deal
come off victorious.-
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Breakfast over, John harnessed up
the two horses to the old wagon, and he
and Mary drove off to the little town
where Scraggs kept his office. The
day was warm and clear and the roads
dry, and the trip, though embracing
ten miles eneh way, was not a disagree
able one. The two talked a great deal
as they went down, about one thing and
another, but neither of them hinted at
the matter about which they were
making the trip. They grew quite
cheerful after they had been out
awhile, owing, no doubt, to the fresh
air and change of scenery.
Arriving at the town, which, by the
way, was called Paradise Park, though
there was nothing resembling a park
within a hundred miles of it, and it is
6afe to presume that it bore little enough
resemblance to paradise, with its one
street and four or five shackling old
board buildings half buried in the sand
and alkali drifts arriving at this young
metropolis of the west, John Green and
his wife had little difficulty in finding
Solomon Scraggs' office, for it was the
most prominent building in the place,
lcing post office, printing office and
real estate and loan office all in one and
all under the control and guidance of
Mr. Scraggs was in his office when
the Greens entered, but lxdng deeply
engaged at the time in writing an edi
torial for Ills paper, the Western
Hreeze, on the multifarious advantages
in coming to western Kansas to live
and invest capital, John had to wait
some time lnifore he had an opportuni
ty of stating his business. In the mean
time he had a chance to take a survey
of the office and to observe the wonder
ful cars of corn and stalks of millet and
wheat and oats that hung against the
walls as samples of the products of the
surrounding country. He was still
gazing upon these magnificent speci
mens when Mr. Scraggs brought his
"able editorial" to a finish and whirl
ing about in his chair caught John in
the act. Instantly a smile lighted up
the agent's face, and rubbing his hands
together, he said: "Those arc not so
bad, arc they?"
John recalled his gaze from the sam
ples and, fixing it upon Mr. Scraggs, re
plied: "No, they are not bad."
"I should say not," Scraggs went on;
"not bad for a new country cursed with
drought, hot winds, grasshoppers and
all that sort of thing. Ha! ha! They
tell terrible stories about this country.
"tiiosk Am: not so hai, aiib thky?"
and try powerful hard to scare people
away from here, but it won't work.
We've got the soil, and we've got the
seasons, and so long as we can produce
such stuff as you see there, we're all
right I tell 3011. sir, there ain't a more
productive spot nowhere on earth than
you find right here in this county. And
yet land's cheap here. Away down
cheap. I can sell you as good land as
ever lay out door for fifteen dollars an
acre. It's the farm, too, that that corn
John listened to this speech in won
der. Was it possible, he thought, that
the country could be such as Scraggs
said, and yet he not know it? Scraggs
was a very honest, earnest-looking man,
and he spoke in such a free, matter-of-fact
way that it seemed impossible that
he was not speaking the truth. After a
short silence John said:
"Do you say that those samples of
gram grew in tins country, Mr.
"I do, certainly, and there is nothing
remarkable in it to us who know the
country and know what the land is. I
daresay you have heard wild stories
about this section and are ill prepared
to believe what I tell you. However,
ask our farmers and they will tell you
the same story. As I said. I can sell
you the best farm in the county for
fifteen dollars per acre, and it's worth
more than that to-day, and in a jear
from now it will Imv worth twenty if
not twenty-live. I will drive you out to
look at it if you think it would suit you.
What you sa3'?"
"Win-, I don't want to buy land, but
just came in to see about getting a loan
on a claim I have out east."
Mr. Scraggs' countenance fell, and he
looked down rather sheepishly. For
once in his life he had made a mistake,
and by his precipitancy had got himself
into a trap. Hut he was not the sort of
man to allow himself to be cast down,
and realizing that the best way out of the
difficulty was to put a bold face on it,
he quickly rallied and looking up with
a hearty laugh said:
"Well, we're all in a bad boat here,
together, my friend, and we understand
each other, so there's no harm done. A
man can't afford to le tot) particular
about his assertions in this county-,
you know. Ha, ha! von were rather
surprised that anything like that
corn should grow here, and I don't
wonder at it. That -was shipped in
from back east. Hut alout that loan.
How was that?"
"1 see you advertise eastern money to
loan, and I wanted to borrow two or
three hundred dollars on my farm."
"You have just one claim?'
"Yes, one hundred nnd sixty acres."
"And how much did you want on it?"
"Three hundred dollars will do."
"Three hundred. Humph. I'm afraid
it s a little more than I could advance
"Win-, it's less than two dollars per
acre. Mr. Scraggs."
"Yes, I know: but you see this land
is not very valuable at present, and the
chances are that it will get to lc worth
less. Lands that don't produce any
thing won't sell. You know that."
"I thought fifteen dollars an acre was
cheap, and that next 3-ear the price
would K twenty or twenty-five." John
was not- in any good humor, but the
chance to poke the agent this once was
too good to be lost.
"Stuff! stuff!" Scraggs replied. "You
know what that sort of talk is worth.
I'll let you have two hundred on the
land, but 1 can't go a cent more."
John held ff for more, Xm finding
that Scraggs was firm he finally ac
cepted the offer. Scraggs got out his
papers and began making out the notes
"Hold on a minute," saJh John.. "Let
us know something1 about the terms.
I see 3011 advertised them as easy."
"Yes. long time .and "easy terms,"
"Well," said John,- "what are they?
"Why, as to time; yon can have three
to five years. We don't loan on less
than three years."
"And I've got to pay interest
the money 'that long whether I need it j
so long- or not?" " -
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"Yes. that's our rule.
"And as to terms?"
"Well, we make that easy, I assure
you. Only nine per cent"
"That's not bad."
"Then there's a little matter of com
missions, you know, to be added In.
Let's see: it will amount to about fourJ
per cent, I reckon, making eighteen'
dollars for interest and eight dollars pT
year for commissions twenty-six dol
lars in all. Then you give us your note
for two hundred and we pay you one
hundred and fif ty."
"One hundred and fifty?" John re
peated. "What becomes of the other
"That is kept back as a premium."
"Great God, man, do you want me to
take one hundred and fifty dollars and
pay 3ou seventy-eight dollars for the
use of it three 3ears, and then at the
end of three years pay you two hun
dred? Is that what you mean?"
"Yes, if you wish to put it in that
"And you call that cas3 terms?"
"Can 3ou get any that are easier?"
Scraggs answered, with provoking
Green made no reply but sank back
in his chair perfectly dumfounded.
and sat there staring at the agent in
blank wonder. Scraggs waited some
time, then turning alout said, care
less: "I)o3ou want the loan?"
"So, I don't want to be robbed,"
Green replied, "and 3ou offer to do
Scraggs drew out the drawer and lc
gan replacing the papers in his desk.
"It don't matter to me," he said,
"whether 3011 accept the accommoda
tion or not. There's plent3 of calls for
the mone3", so we are none the worse
off if 3ou don't take it."
"Accommodation," Green repeated.
"Is that what you call it?"
"I have heard robber called a good
man3 things in my time, but I never
heard it called that before."
Scraggs smiled complacentl3 as he
finished placing the papers and closed
and locked the drawer. He was in the
position of a man having all the ad
vantages, for he had the 011I3' mone3
there was to loan in all that section
and he knew the people were com
pelled to have it, and, let thcin grumble
and talk as thc3 would. the3 must
sooner or later come to his terms
and accept them as a favor. So
he could afford to smile with the
complacenc3 of an angel as he listened
to (Jrecn's words. He knew well
enough that Green would be glad to
get the money on any terms, so it was
not necessary for him to use any argu
ment or waste time or breath in the
matter. With calm indifference he
turned his attention to some other af
fair, totally ignoring John Green's
John and Mary left the office and on
the outside the3 talked the matter over
for several minutes. The3 agreed that
it was an outrage to be forced to sul
mit to such highhanded, heartless theft,
but they could see no wa3 to avoid it.
It was simply that or starvation.
"We'll have to accept his terms,
John," Mary said, "for we're in his
toils and he knows it. We'll have to
submit, and I pray the Lord to help us."
"Yes, we'll have to submit," John re
peated. "We have no choice in the
matter. Come on and let's get the
thing done." John led the way back to
the office. Scraggs was busily writing
at his desk, but glanced up as the3 en
tered. "We'll Have to take that mone3", Mr.
Scraggs," John said.
"So 3ouve concluded to accept the
accommodation, eh?" Scraggs replied
as he again brought forth the pajurrs.
j "No." John said, "we have only con-
eluded to get robbed."'
"Well, call it what 3ou please. Mr.
! Green." said Scraggs, "but it is an ac
commodation, just the same. If we
didn't let 3011 have the mone3 3ou'd
suffer, for 3011 can't get it anywheit
else on any terms."
John had no inclination to nnrue the
matter, so he made no reply, and
Scraggs proceeded to draw up the
papers. In a few minutes the writings
were completed, signed and delivered,
and John received his mone3. He and
Mary immediately left the office, and
with sorrowful hearts walked down the
street, and after making some purchases
at the store drove home.
I TO BE CONTINUED.
A SUNDAY HUSBAND.
One Sensible Philadelphia Woman Had
Nit I'ae for Surh a Man.
A wealthy New York merchant, who,
like man3 others of his class, says the
New York Recorder, has never found
time in the engrossments of business to
get married, wax talking with a lady
upon the subject of matrimony not long
ago. She said: "I want to ask 3011 why
it is that you are not married?"
The gentleman frankly answered:
"Hecause I am wedded to nn business.
I have alwa3s been so absorlicd in my
work that 1 know I could not p.-n at
tention to a wife as a man should, and I
would rather not le married at all than
to have a wife and neglect her. There
is only one day in the week when I
realty feel the want of a wife, and that
is on Sunda3. If I could onl have just
a Sunday wife I think I might be in
clined to try the experiment."
"A Sunday wife." thoughtfully an
swered the lady. "I lclieve that I have
a friend in Philadelphia that would just
suit you and make 3011 a good Sunday
wife. She is bright, clever and intelli
gent, and will not ask 3our attention
save on Sunday. What do 3011 sav to
The gentleman admitted that he was
not unfavorably disposed to the propo
sition, and the lal was empowered to
act in the matter. It was onh a few
days, however, Wfore a letter was re
ceived from her. in which she said: "1
was mistaken. My friend says she will
never consent to In? anybody's Sunday
wife." The bachelor merchant is still
unengaged matrimonially, and confesses
that he never expects to find a Sunday
wife, and that, therefore, he will prob
ably never have any at all.
Georgia' Favorite Danghter.
All Georgia i proud of Miss Sue Dis
mukes, daughter of State Senator Dis
mnkes, of Griffin. She keeps a pack of
forty hounds, which she looks after her
self. Miss Disraukes is often seen can
tering on a thoroughbred hunter in the
neighlorhood of Griffin, in the rear of a
troop of hounds whose music makes the
welkin ring. She takes a brick wall or
a five-lKirred gate with the greatest
ease, and is always in first at the death.
Mis Dismukes is a fine wing shot with
a five-shooter and has made some very
brilrVant scores with the rifle. It is said
on good authority that the young lady
on one occasion exhibited her skill by
shooting an apple off the head of a boy
at fortt paces: Miss Dismukes is also
an expert diver and swimmer, and a
skilled angler, and can land the trick
icstold trout that ever swam. In the
way of polite accomplishments, such' as
t music, dancing and conversation. Miss
Dismukes is equally talented.
Domestic Economics Mistress
"Bridget, vhy don't yon sweep with the
nevr broom'.r' Bridget "Sure, mem
the room was so dirthy.Oi thought Oj'd
use the ovdd wan a toime yit aa' -sgye
th' now !TTl-Epod.
GLORIES OF EPHESUa
Dr. Talmago Continues His Ser
mons on Bible Lnndw.
Kpheslan C'lorir Vividly Described Won-
del of the t'amrd Temple of Diana
Warnings In the Fate of the
Once Mighty City.
In the fifth discourse in his scries of
icrmons entitled "From the Pyramids
to the Acropolis," Uer. T. DeWitt Tal
mage, in a sermon at Ilrooklyn, took
his text from Acts six. 34: "Great is
Diana of the Kphesians." He said:
We have landed this morning at
8myrna, a city of Asiatic Turkey. One
of the seven churches of Asia once
stood here. You read in Revelation,
"To the church in Smyrna write." It
is a city that has often been shaken by
earthquake, swept by conflagration,
blasted by plagues, and butchered by
war, and here Ilishop Polycarp stood
in a crowded amphitheater and when
he was asked to give up the advocacy
of the Christian religion and save him
self from martyrdom, the pro-consul
sa3ing: "Swear and I release thee; re
proach Christ," replied: "Eighty and
six years have I served Hirn. and Ho
never did me wrong, how then can I
revile my King and Saviour?"' When he
was brought to the fires into which he
was abont to be thrust, and the officials
were about to fasten him to the stake,
he said: "Let me remain as I am,
for He who giveth me strength to
sustain the fire will enable me also
without your securing me with nails to
remain unmoved in the fire." History
s.iys the fires refused to consume him,
and under the winds the flames beat
outward so that thc3 did not touch his
person, and therefore ho was slain l3
swords and spears.
Wo are advised not to go to Kphesus;
the bandits in that region hare had an
u(f7 practice of cutting off the ears of
travelers, and sending these specimens
of ears down to Smyrna, demanding a
ransom. The bandits suggest to the
friends of the persons from whom the
ears have been subtracted that if they
would like to have the rest of the bod3
the3 will please send an appropriate
sum of mono3. If the monej- is not
sent the mutilated prisoners will
be assassinated. Hut we must see
Ephcsus associated with the most
wonderful apostolic scenes. We
hire a special railway train, and
in about an hour and a half
we arrived at the cit3 of Ephcsus,
which was called "The Great Metropo
lis of Asia," and "Tho Empress of
Ionia," the capital of all learning and
magnificence. Here, us I said, was one
of the seven churches of Asia, and first
of all we visit the ruins of that church
where once an Ecumenical council of
2,000 ministers of religion was hold
Mark the fulfilment of the prophecy!
Of tho seven churches of Asia, four
were commended in the book of revela
tion and three were doomed. Tho cities
having the four commended churches
still stand; the cities having the threo
doomed churches are wiped out It
occurred just as the Hiblo said it would
Drive on and you come to the theater,
which was WO feet from wall to wall,
capable of holding .i'5.700 spectators.
Here and there the walls nriso almost
unbroken, but for tho most part the
building is down. Just enough of it is
left to help tho imagination build it up
as it was when those audiences shouted
and clapped at some great spectacular.
Standing thero wo could not forget
that in that building onco assembled a
riotous throng for Paul's condemna
tion, because what he preached collided
with tho idolatr3 of their national god
dess. Paul tried to get into that theater
and address the excited multitude, but
his friends held him back, lest he le
torn in pieces by the mob, and the re
corder of the city hud to read the riot
net among the people who had shrieked
for two mortal hours: "Great is Diana
of the Ephesians."
Now we step into tho Stadium.
Enough of its walls and appointments
re loft to show what a stupendous
place it must hnvo been when used for
foot races and for fights with wild
beasts. It was a building OS0 feet long
by 200 feet wide. Puul refers to what
transpired thero in the wny of spectacle
when he says: "We have been made a
Yes Paul snys: "I have fought with
beasts at Ephcsus," an expression usu
ally taken as figurative, but I suppose
it was literally true, for one of the
amusements in that Stadium was to
put a disliked man in the arena with
a hungry lion or panther, and let the
fight go on until cither tho man or
beast or both were slain. It must have
been great fun for these haters of
Christianity to hear that on the mor
row in the Stadium in Ephesus the
missionnr3 Paul would, in the presence
of tho gallnries, fight a hungry lion.
And was there ever n more unequal
combat proposed? Paul, nccording to
tradition, small, crooked-backed and
weak-eyed, but the grandest man In
sixty centuries, is led to the entry, as
the peoplo shout: "There he comes,
the preacher who has nearly ruined our
religion. The lion will make but a
brief mouthful of him." It is plain
that all the sympathies of that crowd
were with the lion. In one of the
underground rooms I hear the growl of
one of the wild beasts. They have
been kept for several days without food
or water, in order that the3 may be
especially ravenous and bloodthirsty.
hat chance is there for Paul?
I think the first plunge that was
made by the wild beast at the apostle
was made on the point of a sharp
blade, and the snarling monster with a
howl of pain and reeking with gore,
turns back. Hut now the little mis
sionary has his turn of making attack,
and with a few well directed thrusts
the monster lies dead in the dust of the
arena, and the apostle puts his right
foot on the lion and shakes him, and
then puts his left foot on him and
shakes him a scene which Paul after
ward uses for an illustration when he
wants to show lntv Christ will triumph
over death "He must reign till He
hath put all enemies under His feet:"
yes, under His feet Paul told the lit
eral truth when he said: "I have
fought with beasts at Ephesns."
But we pass out of the Stadium, for
we are in haste for other places of in
terest in Ephesus. In. the midst of this
city of Ephesns once floated an artificial
lake, brilliant with painted boats, and
through the river Cavster it wu con
nected with the sea, and ships from all
parts of the known earth floated in and
out carrying- on a commerce which
made Ephcsus the envy of tne world.
Great was Ephesns! Its gymnasia, its
hippodrome, its odeon, its athenreum,
its forum, its aqueducts (whose skele
tons are still strewn along the city), its
towers, its castles of Hadrian, its mon
ument of Androclus, its quarries, which
were the granite cradle of cities, ita
temples, built to Apollo, to Minerva, to
Neptune, to Mercury, to Bacchus, to
Hercules, to Caesar, to Fortune, to Jupi
ter Olympus. What history, and poetry,
and chisel, and canvas hare not pre
sented has come up at the call of
archaeologists' powder blast and crow-
hrat T hav- now to nn-reil the ehief I
wonder of this chiefest of cities. In '
1963, under the patronage of the En
glish government, Mr. W.ood. the ex
plorer, began at Epbesas to feel along
usder the ground at great depths for
roads, for walii, for tow for towers.
and here it Is that for which Ephesns
was more celebrated than all cle be
side the temple of tho goddess Diana,
called the sixth wonder of tho world,
and in 15S9 we r tood amid the ruins of
that temple, measuring its pillars,
transfixed by its sculpture and con-
founded at what wis thr irrxlrtt
temnlo of idolatrv In nil tlm.. There
have been seven temples of Diana, the
ruins of each contributing something
for the splendor of all its architectural
successors. Two hundred and twenty
years was this last temple in construc
tion. Twice as long as the United
States has stood was that temple in
building. It was nearly twice aa large
as St Paul's cathedral. Iondon.
Lest it should be disturbed by earth
quakes, which have always been fond
of making those regions their play
ground, the temple was built on a
marsh, which was made firm by layers
of charcoal covered by fleeces of wooL
Tho stone came from the quarry near
by. After it was decreed to build the
temple. It was thought it would be
necessary to bring tho building atone
from other lands, but one day a shep
herd by the name of Pixodorus, while
watching his flocks, saw two rams
fighting, and as the3 missed the inter
locking of their horns and one fell, his
horn knocked a splinter from the rock
and showed by that splinter tho lus
trous whiteness of the rock. The shep
herd ran to the cit with a piece of
that stone, which rovealed a quarry
from which place the temple was built,
and every mouth in all ages since, the
ma3or of Ephesus goes to that quar
to offer sacrifices to the memory of that
shepherd who disc ivered this source of
splendor and wealth for the cities of
Asia Minor. In removing the great
stones from the quarry to their destined
pluces in the temple it was necessary,
in order to keep tho wheels, which
were twelve feet in diameter, from
sinking deep into the earth under the
unparalleled heft that a frame of tim
bers lc r -ranged over which the wheels
rolled. Tho temple of Diana was VJ.
feet long by 2J0 feet wide. All Asia
was taxed to paj for it It had 127
pillars, each CO feet high, and each the
gift of a king and iuscriWd with the
name of the donor.
Now you see tho meaning of that
passage in Revelation, just as n king
presenting one of these pillars to the
tetnpio oi i nana nan ins own
name chiseled on it mid the
nurno of his own county, so says
Christ: "Him that ovcrcometh will" I
tuako a pillar in the temple of 1113 God,
and I will write upon him the name of
my God and the name of tho cit3 of
my God, which is New Jerusalem, and
I will write upon him my new name."
How suggestive ami beautiful!
In addition to those pillars that I
climbed over while amid tho ruins of
Diana's temple, I saw nftenvard eight
of those pillars at Constantinople, to
which cit3 the3 hail been removed and
nre now a part of tho mosqno of St
Sophia. Thoso eight columns nro nil
green jasper, but some of those which
stood in Diana's temple nt Ephcsus
were fairl3 drenched with brilliant
colors. Costl3 metal stood up in va
rious parts of the templo, where the3
could catch the fullest flush of the sun.
A flight of stairs were carved out of
one grajHjvine. Doors of C3press wood,
which had been kept in glue for3ears
and lnmlered with bronzo in has relief,
swung against pillars of brass, and re
sounded with echo upon echo, caught
up and sent on and hurled back
through the corridors. In that building
stood an image of Dinna, the goddess.
Tho impression was abroad, as the
Bible records, that that iiunge had
dropped plumb out of Heaven into that
temple, and the sculptors who reall3
made the statue or imago were put to
death, so that they could not testify to
its human manufacture and so deny its
celestial origin. It was thought l3 In
telligent people that tho material from
which this idol was formed might have
dropped out of the heavens as an ncro
lite. T ho material out of which the image
of Diana was fashioned contradicts
that notion. This image was enrred
out of ebony and punctured here and
there vith openings kept full of spike
nard so as to hinder the statuo from
decaying and make it aromatic, but
this ebony was covered with bronze
and alabaster. A necklace of ncorns
coiled grace fully around her. There
were four lions on each arm, typical of
strengtlL Her head was coroneteiL
Around this figure stood ntttucs which
b3 wonderful Invention shed tears.
Tho air by strange machine was
damp by descending perfumes. Tho
walls multiplied tho scene by concaved
mirrors. Fountains tossed in sheaves
of light and fell in showers of dia
monds. Praxiteles, tho sculptor, and
Appellos, the painter, filled tho place
with their triumphs. Cnesus, the
wealthiest of the ancients put here
and there in the temple golden heifers.
Tho paintings were so vivid ami life
like that Alexander, who was moved
at nothing of terror, shuddered at one
battle scene on these walls and so true
to life was a painting of a horse that
when Alexander's horse was led up to
it, he began to neigh, as one horse is
accustomed to greet another. One
painting in that temple cost 5193. 7.K).
The treasures of all nations and the
spoils of kingdoms were kept here for
safe deposit Criminals from all lands
fled to the shelter of this temple and
the law could not touch thorn.
No wonder that even Anthony and
Alexander and Darius cried out in
the words of my text: "Great is Diana
of the Ephesians." One whole month
of each year, the month of May, was
devoted to her worship Here young
men and maidens were bethrothed with
imposing ceremony. Nations voted
large amounts t-- meet the expense of
the worship Fisheries of vast rei-ourcc
were devoted to the support of this re
splendence. Horace and Virgil and
Homer went in rhapsodies while de
scribing this worship. All artist, all
archrvologist, all centuries, agreed in
saying: "Great is Diana of the Ephe
sians." Paul In the presence of this
temple of Diana Incorporates it in hU
figures of speech while speaking of
the spiritual temple. "Sovr, if any
man built upon this foundation, gold,
silver, precious stones, etc," and r.o
doubt with reference to one of the pre
vious temples which bad been set on
fire by Herostratns jnst for the fame of
destroying it Paul savs: "If any man's
work shall be burned, he shall suffer j
loss, etc. and all nn and down Paul's
i writings you realize that he had not
only seen, but bad been mightily ico
I pressed with what be bad seen of the
temple of Dianx
In this ctty the mother of Jesus wa.
said to have been bcried. Here d wet
. n j ni-rti l:Vvl t. !
who were profesaors in an ejttemp.- i
i?ed theolocne,! seminary, and tber
taught the eloquent Apollos how to be Doctor What t Uial?
eloquent for Christ. Here John j Tartar-The remttUnr fever -Bos-preached,
and from here becanse of I toa OacriVr.
his Sdelity he was exiled to Patmos.
Here tatu warreo againsi inc ar.cai j
arts for which Ephesns was famous.
BnU all the glory of Ephesns I have ,
described has gone now. At some sea- .
sons of the year awful malarias sweep ,
crver the place and pat upon n-.attra.ia
or in graves a large poruon 01 we pojy-
nlatioa. In the annroxiaaate marshes
srniona. centipedes and all forms of
.. a -a ?
repuixan are erawt ana nru ana sung. f
whUe hvenaA and iackals at nLrht slink 8
in and oat of rains of building which
once startled the nations with their
Bat here U a lesson which hn ncTer
yet been drawn out Do you n-i ce In
that temple of Diana an rprion of
what the world nerds? It tanln a
God who can provMe food. Dina wa
a huntrrvv In picture onmaiy of the
eoins she held a U,r br the hs-n with
' ono h-iml ami a li'imlln of amir InUic
other. O. thi Is ahnnm worl! IHana
could not giro one pound of 8Jt, or
one mouthful of foo. to the tuition of
her noishinnrv She rn. i .L-ii! iIU
vinlty. an imaginary God. aid - In
Idolatrous lands the rast ro.)ority of
reoplc never hare enonrh to txi. It U
only In tho countries where t' e GM of I
Heaven and earth I worsr rped that I
the vast maj"rr hare en igh to eat.
Ict Dtana ha'- her am and her .
hounds, ourd l ha the -enshine and
the showers a 1 the ha ests and in
proportion as be Is wo-hippod docs
So also in te Temple f Diana the
world expressed its need f a refuse. '
To it from a' parts of the land came
debtors who r mid not pay their ilebt
and the offen Vrs of the law that they
micht escape incarceration. But she ,
sheltered them only a little w h:Ie. and '
while she kept them from arrest she '
con Id not change their hearts and the
guilty remained guilty. But. our G!
in Jesus Christ is a refuge mto which
we may fly from all ottr sin and all
our pursuers, and not only !- safe for
time but uafe for eternity, and the guilt
Is pardoned anil the nature i trans
formed What Diana could not do for
her worshippers, our Christ accom
plished for us.
IUk-k f ni-e cleft far .
t Ail me UMn no It In then.
Then, in that temple weru deposited
treasures from all the earth for safe
keeping. Chrvs(M.uiu says it tho trca.s
uro house of nathTiis: they brought
gidd and silver and precious stones and
coronets from across the mni, and put
thum under the care of Dlan.t of the
trusted her with treasures, but our
God. to Hun we may entrust nil our
treasures for this world and the nest,
and fall anyone who puts confidence in
Him he never will.
But notice what killed Ephesus, and
what has killed most of the cities that
lie burled in tho cemetery of tuitions.
Luxury! Tho costly baths, which had
lnsen tho means of health to the city,
became its ruin. Instead of the cold
hatha that had Iwen tho luvigor.vtlon of
the people, tho hot baths which are
only Intended for the Infirm or the in-
valid, were substituted In these hot
baths man- lay most of tho time,
Authors wrote !ooks while In these
Business was neglected and a hot
bath taken four or tire times a tin v.
But that warm bath which enervated
Ephcsus was only a tvje of what went
on in all departments of Lphosiau life.
ami in luxurious Indulgence Ephesus
fell, and the last triangle of music was
tinkled in Diana's temple, and tho last
..t If l 1. .-. ...
wrestler uisHijM-areii iron, ucr -jinua-
slums, ami the last racer took Ills gar
laud in the Stadium, nnd the last
plea was heard lit her forum,
ami even the sea. as If to withdraw
the last commercial opp,-tunlty from
that metropolis, retreated rtmVH.Jhe
bench, leaving her without the harlmr
in which had tl ated !.ik0 ships.
Brooklyn, New York. I."ii lou and all
modern cities cisatlautiu ami IratiMil
lantlc! take warning What luxury un
guarded did for Ephesu. luxury un
guarded may do for all. Opulence and
splendor God grant to all the jvcople, to
all the ci ies. to all the" lands, but nt
the same time may ho grant the
righteous use of them.
Gymnasiums? Yes, but see that the
vigor gained In them le consecrated to
God. Magnificent temples of worship?
Yes, but sec that in them instead of
conventionalities and cold jwimp of
service, there be warmth of devotion
and the pure gosel preached liais
ing court houses' Yes, but in them
let justice nnd mercy rule. Palaces of
journalism? Yes, but let all of the
printing presses 1m marshaled for hap
piness und truth.
Great post otllce buildings? Yes. but
through them day by day. may corre
spondence helpful, elevating and moral
pass. Ornate dwelling houses? Yes,
but in them let there le altars of devia
tion and conjugal, paternal and Chris
tian fidelity rule. London for magni
tude; Berlin for universities. Pari for
fashions; Borne for cat'iedrals; Athens
for classic; Theirs for hieroglyphics;
Memphis for tombs, Babylon for gar
dens; Ephesus for idolatry, but what
shall lw the characteristics of our
American cities when they shall
have attained their full stature?
Would that "Holiness to the lyird"
might le inscrild upon all our tnunleU
palitiet. One thing is certain, and that
is that all idolatry must come down.
When the greatest gixldess of tho et.rth.
Diana, enshrined in the greatest
temple that ever strd, was prostrated
at Ephcsus it was a prophecy of the
overthrow of all the Idolatries that
have cursed the earth, anil anything we
love more than God U an Idol, and
there ts as much IdVatrr In the nine
teenth century as In the first and In
America as in Asia.
As our train pulled out from the
sta'.ion nt Ephesus the cars surrounded
by the wot looking group of villain
I ever gazed on, all of them eeroed In
a wrangle with each other and trying
to get in a wrangle with hs and we
moved along the columns of ancient
raqueducts, each column crowded with
storks having built their nests there,
and we rolled on down toward Smyr
na, and that night in a sailor' U-thel.
we spoke of the Chrit whom the
world mast knw or p:rih. we felt
that between cradle and t:fvc there
could not be an thing much more en
thralling for body, mind and oai than
our visit to Ephcuv
Thy Ut !Jk lMhf I-pte.
Arouml the table of tins cafe of tl
Oiicigo club are to b- foned rery day
at lunch Marshall KkhI. with a fortune
of 54O.00O.O0; (-org M. I'sDman. Ti.
(hjQ.OW; V D Armoar. 3a.V.WK I Z.
Leiter. 20.0C. : Ptter Palmer. $!,
0O0.O; N K Falrbank. fi tJ.fJ.
Held. Ixriter and Palmer b-gaa life a
clerks in dry go-I store, and Pullman
as a ra-lroad condoctor. Arm-Mr and
F'atrbank dkl not start at the Inum of ,
the ladder. Mmneapoits Journal.
st i:rlt Ctacl".
Doclcr Notwithstandiae the fact
a. l. ma A- rlU -"e m r9 s
every day the old oi a V bA '
tbet7own all the ae. !
Tartar-Yea? Well that ay i-t; but
ii!4 4 .U-TtC 44 V w: --av vt M
!' Kfi nt tlie alA orL tint d3l
vm to affcrt my oatf-f-wS ca ,
ers at alL ,
.ntiax t 1
i apish! ts
J lf. waa the rear that was 4e
in Ke &Vhrsi raeiber of tLeeiah. f
htT wx liM-rt.i3dcr- "111 oUce the
aex. , t hlm os. o! ioor,
.j s, osj cxr or 43th.-
Aa exehaa-re says that a fe-ataiae
devotee of fashioa hxrln-f piciM np a
AMM1 f4 MftAl saevtTa.
r" f -. . .
headed "electric switch.- rtraiarked
that they saast be gor-reotaIy briiliast,
and woald save the seeesaity of wear-
iaf dTao4s is lb Jtaic
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llnf tn'nlfl nm srani urrn .. Ii.mi.1 (nim inn WCOnl , 1 w u - - - . - - . . . . . .
ose treasures ransacked, captured a burning stable at Lincoln rownuy. j tnl' ovarii if
il lestroyel .eriniln(l lliem. Hie was more seriously injure, wmu - j h m, -0.i !)' i or ,. wh
thians scattered them, the Goth reported. It w as thought he coum nm ifenta U n- m ' w- " .--...
.1 1, 1 .1 .. I return l, Pai ic"rT", "
rued them. Diana failed those w ho live. '""'." . '
NEBRASKA STATE XEW&
Tho rrr"rt of th censa offtr Hows
1 that Utt clUcs la Nel-ra.sk fc
bn reiuixed a having rVtpn
i J."W or mor. wi"i -n
i ropalatJon t.l?i !n l- l
, place had an acirrejratc popaJatUm t
: TO.lM. thus the rrwrrao laTra- ?
230. . IX or 31 W frf cent. I K"n.
j The population of tfce ltteen oUle. tn
the order ef their rank. i foW"
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rti 4: J.lVlIW.
-.irfeH.rr J.4K UH tm
Tun rwMjrnior and Utl!lnc wrk
of John GranJ, at Lincoln, burned tfce ,
other night. I
Kca vtios bo Wen lTrM wr tfce
nrst huUtliog 01 tft uew- nptM-wrai wr
lege at Kearney
. . ... 1 .
Kox-i-o lb, is. a farmer IKIw nar
Crete, has ,old 1.IVM n.HiKl .! pop-
corn, the unsluct of forty aeros.
Is- a akon brawl at IV Witt th
other day George Plunkett w a UUled
br Will,..., Ilalfaere. The latter r -
Tnc works of the Beatrice Oat Ml
tVx. four stone high and nao i too
largest concern of the UlHd In the
wetwere burned recvntly The hs
was fully ,i.0o0. Insurance, J7.ts.HV
V11 tsh t mrrrr assistant tire chief.
Moltrisir.H lo wan recently arrelel
at Omaha at the !tiUncc of the San
KrancUeo authorities on the charge of
larceny and forgery lie had Wen tn
Omaha only a few week and l only
twenty years of ago
A riUK started In a barn by an In
cendiary early the other morning at
I-xingUm. the county seal of Daw.m
county, destroyed the Jnine opera
house, tho Pioneer new paperortlee and
business buildings and stores to the
total Ions of Jstiooa
Airrm iiSmuse, who shot ami killed j
his alop-fnthcr. J ,l Baldwin, and his
step-brother. John Baldwin. In quar-
rpj oror property, near Blair. Ivtober 1
i- . i.i..iu .. a-....!...! it, I.,, 11 nrut
IOJM, w js lauiij ."--
taken to Blair for trial, lie ar h
shot them teeaue, hi temper got the
lo.st of him, and he did not know
whether or not ho had killed them.
Nor long alnco Hon William A
Gwycr, ex-preitlent of the Srlrnm
.tato senate, was run orer ami pa
fully injured at Washington. 1
., , t J . . ....I .... matrMt
uwycr nan jusv siejijx ,,..,,,..--. -
car when he was knocked down lr
buggy, resulting in a ncrcre cut t
tho left eye and other injure nl-t
the bend and face, lie was ai l4lv
bruised on the side and lower limb
A I'ot.t sio tietween pasetKer trni
v. II Ti.. ....... I Vti....n mllHnV
i""j Uc'i. in'tweei.
iwcurnil at I ' V ia
iirriuniiiow 1, aim rvnani, tit
afternoon. 'I he engine and lottt baL
gage and mall cars were bally wrrifced
A. .M. ( line, mall agent, hod lit arn,
broken and leg hurt Thonia Mar
shall, also a malt agent, had hi bark
injured and a rib broken One of the
firemen wa seriously Injured ami 1h
came Insane through fright and pain
TllOUin Loss: wa found dead on the
Hoor at hi residence in Nebraska lty
the other morning. The coroner' jarr
returned a verdict of death fnuep. j
ure and jeronal uoglcct III w ife
lied alxint threo week previous nnd
tince then he hail refused to eat, and
would not even have a lire In the house
lie was trying to drown his mrruw by
He was seTenty-thren year old
ind ono of the early settler of the elty
Paiik, tho oighteen-months-old urn
jf Mr and Mrs Will Jolly, of I4vM
"Ity, was lately at a neighlnir' with
hi mother and while tJmr wa al- !
owed to go out of i!irt and piny The j
ady at whe lioue thy were calling, j
went out to get the child and w-a hor
-Iflcd to find bin, head fnrimt In a
water barrel which wa unk It depth
.n the ground and partially Ailed with
water. The little fellow wa dragged
jut and reueltated w itl. dittVultj
As accident iKcurrl alxott wnri
-cbck the other morning on the Bir.
Ington A- MUsouri road at Katrmnt by
ivhlch ondnetor Barnhou awI Brake
-nan Hullwn bl their lire and ildnia
(. Ilnnlr. an Omaha traTrllnir tnn.
rra v:verely Injured A freJgkt ir,n
nm standing on a 4le track near the
ttation waiting for tfce mined tral
from (heter The wtte) wa set I
wrt.ng.. and the rolxe.1 train crht .
.nto the rear end of lh freghl witii
the above result.
JlT a U," Salvation army for
;atherei at Ornaba in bmr of a
Marechale BKth-CBbUrf4. t rraneo,
ind her brother Mnml4tmff, Balling
ton Booth, commander f thn arnty In
this country, were preparing U parable
t lx o'clock th rtther vetlr3g
Nettb BeUler. a private, W, n4
fatally wonded ( apt IUtU -smith
and thn lot awl kllUd h-rvolf. Th
-anse wM thought l U a evabiutlw j
The wooded girl died two 4.J. law .
Titr. Meridian ImgaUag d t (til ,
has comment art-v or-rations T
Work Is t M complete by h first of '
March. li Tb aio dtrh I. twroty
feetwkte. Sv feet deep arf trctj.St
miles long Th work U prgre-.isg
loly en wriwst of tb eartrty f ,
help. They cannot g-t me-iWrd of the j
Tnn reidet3c of Mrv Bena CmrA. f
three tslhr ooth of Pretsicot. was ! '
troyeJ by fire th rhr &j. Tba
member of th faeilly at hms
t the time of th fir. lwt h.! im
warning Ust Mm roof wa lmirg I
Tr tbeir Lead astit tL- wall --fxt
to cransblij tspoo th-n.
! A rAK frocj an enrltut ei?-svyi a
prirt fire which al uityfiwr
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ham. sear Xcs-i J an Jon. ,
It i tall that a Clay renxaty !irzr
loaroe: Avery, itrjs-r ae-r IJarrarit
1 b-sUdiog oe of l larjre a&d art
yraaerie i tt taV.
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MtM B-cxxjc lUrjioti, of Yiw-i. ka
rrrbed th TwbolarsJiip Ds cot
lex offered to ti papS la ti Tork
high seaooi ssakisg th bi res-ord
dsrisg thB tarr year ecmrac.
Wini Mrv Ileraaaa LUar, of
Sdsey. wa lately Tisir U )eaTrf
she took a Vaapoosfal of cxrhtfic arid
b7 aaktaka for caster oU aad lSed la
awf si artmy.
To of tie Chraaka lyaeLert. "TacU
Jtaaaty- Cas&aa aad Ca4. Cftkmokex,
were rrleaaed for watf scSdeat eri
deace. TW are atill rl-rhva al
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tUre w h" Have U ttMi tmtt-r xl
wir V laic At the vamtm .fL.i
Winter I was t a ttf to tW Citr
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of 'v V4u j:. Mrss . vehctv I (jot woll
Ifrwhel in a nhovtrx rf rain. I
went home 1 wiwwm mtlct itgi!
with a tity, hmVmv mr,k TTm
j,;rrvr vrrf-y? crty tUr. MI I hfitl
U txut. I ttamlli te Dtxaci
tviv Imi txv e dl. iwl W ioM tmo
to y,rl a lvttle cf jUrhr s Crnati
isrrtjp M-Zlt&t? mr trMt,h rw
vrv atnl afT-e ami thea tk-?Cetff9
tAS5c ava- ai J xtiThl lltat af
m. lUd m j,, i, Uar J
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f lW w a S I
l "' "- -M UtUm
mt h ' tbf & Lottie. I
raUrrly Hear oUtr Cs-rSi Uat had
Uun U mc Mkn. tr CrijJj, ami
all :U lul rifct I UAi Ufiy ami
hare feit tlaa way eve? 4os
Jtrrnfc I Ha I a: l r. ..-, tia
f. .,' J y . ww
" All she hckt of hcamy
w a little plumpnc
Thfe ii .1 frequent thotjht,
awl a wholcTeOfnc one.
Ail of a baby's beauty
iuc to Lit. and nenriy all of
vorruin wc know it
curves arxl dimples.
Vmit plumfncs,s ha to do
with health U toUrin a Irttjt
hook on CAktruL living; scf
Would you rather he
healthy or beautiful? "Both"
" the proper answer.
""'SoiVkA ya - .
& C(Wi WywtUtm .
A . . Mill . T
m. Mrs wp 5fnp rwrca
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