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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, MARCIIfti, 1894.
A PATH THAT SHINES.
REV. DR. TALMAQE PREACHES UPON
THE LIGHTNING OF THE SEA.
n nrt'iitivn to nonin (pmtimt nn
another, hearing of, was induced ""W" , " " "' " l,u " P'o
do in the same way. ?' ",V'?' do V' l"tl ro,,,,! Jv,th !1
..t.o, t.i tUr. . lu"u " '- wcro wipcti away,
An Unusually Attractive nutlKloquentSer
won The Pathway of the Almighty An
Irradiated Wat e of Oladneu The Glow
of Good Deeds.
-Brooklyn, Feb. 18. In tho Brooklyn
Tlabernacle this forenoon Rev. Dr. Tal
mage preached nn unusually nttractivo
and eloquent gospel sermon to a crowd
ed audience, who listened with rapt in
terest. Thosubject was "Tho Lightning
of tho Sea," tho text selected being Job
xli, 82, "Ho tnakcth a path to shino after
If for tho next thousand years minis
ters of religion should preach from this
Biblo,thoro will yet bo texts unexpound
cd and unexplained and unappreciated.
What littlo has been said concerning this
chapter in Job from which my text is
taken bears on tho controversy as to
what was really tho leviathan described
ns disturbing tho sea. What crcaturo it
was I know not. Somo say it was a whale.
Somo say it was a crocodile. My own
opinion is it was a sea monster now ex
tinct. No crcaturo now floating in Med
iterranean or Atlantic waters corre
sponds to Job's description.
uanTKiNQ or the bea.
What most interests mo is that as it
moved on through tho deep it left tho
waters flashing and resplendent. In tho
words of tho text, "Ho maketh a path
to shino after him." What was that il
lumined path? It was phosphorescence.
You find it in tho wake of a ship in tho
night, especially after rough weather.
Phosphorescence is tho lightning of tho
sea. That this figure of speech is cor
rect in describing its appearance I am
certified by an incident. After crossing
the Atlantic tho first timo and writing
from Basle, Switzerland, to an Ameri
can magazino an account of my voyage,
in which nothing moro fascinated mo
than tho phosphorescenco in tho ship's
wake, I called it tho lightning of tho sea.
Returning to my hotel, I found a book
of John Buskin, and tho first sentenco
my eyes fell upon was his description of
phosphorescence, in which ho called it
"tho lightning of tho sea."
Down to the poatofflco I hastened to
get tho manuscript, and with great labor
and somo oxpenso got possession of tho
magazino articlo and put quotation
marks around that one sentence, al
though it was as original with mo as
with John Ruskin. I supposes that nine
tenths of you living so near tho sea
coast havo watchod this marine appear
ance called phosphorescenco, and I hopo
that the other one-tenth may some day
bo so happy as .to witness it. It is tho
waves of the sea diamonded; it is the in
florescence of tho billows; tho waves of
tho sea crimsoned as was the deep after
the sea fight of Lepanto; tho waves of
tho sea on fire.
i There are times when from horizon to
horizon tho entiro ocean seemB in con-
flagratif-yriththis strango splendor as
'2LiJr Vy moment to tamer or
XSdafzlhfl? color on all sides of you.
I VouTslt iook'ng over tho taffraij of ho
yacht or ocervn flteftPicr, watching and
waiting to Bee what new thing the God
of beauty will do with the Atlantic. It
is tho ocean in transfiguration; it is tho
uiarino world castiug its garments of
glory in the pathway of the Almighty as.
he walks the deep; it is, an. inverted, firma
ment witl all Jts stars, gorio down with
it. No picturo can present it, for pho.
. tognipher's. camera cannot success.
Aully trained to catch it, and before it
tho band of the painter drops its pencil.
6t:?.y'?1 ana powerless.
This phosphorescenco is tho appear
ance of myriads of tho animal kingdom,
rising, falling, playing, flashing, living,
flyjng. ' Th'ese Juminous animalcules' for
njjarfy 150' years, havo 'e'en tljo study of
naturalists and the fascination and sol
emnization of all who havo brain enough
to think. Now, God, who puts in his
Biblo nothing trivial or useless, calls tho
attention of Job, tho greatest scientist
of his day, to this phosphorescenco, nna
or a no ho decided eomo one's eternity.
In timo of temptation ho gavo an affirm
Clear on tho
million years may bo tho first you hear
of tho long reaching inflnenco of that
yes or no, but hear of It you will. Will
that father niako a path to shino nftcr
him? Will that mother mako a path to
shine after her? You will bo walking
along these streets or along that country
road 200 years from now in tho character
of your descendants. They will bo affect
ed by your courage or your cowardico,
your purity or your dopravity, your holi
ness or your sin. You will make tho path
to shino after you or blacken after you.
Why should they point out to us on
somo mountain two rivulets, ono of
which passes down Into tho rivers which
pour out into tho Pacific ocean, and thq
other rivulet flowing down into tho rivers
which pass out Into tho Atlantic ocean?
Every man, every woman, stands at a
point where words uttered, or deeds
done, or prayers offered, decide opposite
destinlos and opposite eternities. Wo seo
a man planting n tree, and treading sod
firmly on cither sido of it, and watering
it in dry weather, and taking a great
care in its culture, and ho never plucks
any fruits from its bough. But his chil
dren will. Wo are all planting trees
that will yield fruit hundreds of years
after wo are dead orchards of golden
fruit or groves of deadly upas.
I am so fascinated with tho phosphor
escence in tho track of a ship that I havo
sometimes watched for a long whilo and
havo seen nothing on tho face of tho deep
but blackness. Tho mouth of watery
chasms that looked liko gaping jaws of
hell. Not a spark as big as tho firefly;
not a whito scroll of surf; not a taper to
illumiuato the mighty scpulchers of dead
ships; darkness 3,000 feet deep, aud moro
thousands of feet long and wide. That
is tho kind of wnko that a bad man leaves
behind him as ho plows through tho
ocean of thislifo toward tho vaster ocean
of tho great future.
THE OKOWTII OF BIN.
Now, snpposo a man seated in a cor
ner grocery or business offico among
clerks gives himself to jolly skepticism.
Ho laughs at tho Bible, makes sport of
tho miracles, speaks of pordition in
jokes and laughs at revivals as a frolic,
and at tho passage of a funeral proces
sion, which always solemnizes scusiblo
people, says, "Boys, lot's tako a drink."
Thero is in that group a young man who
is making a great strugglo against temp-,
tatlon and prays night and morning and
reads his Biblo and is asking God for
help day by day. But that guffaw
against Christianity makes him loso his
grip of sacred things, and ho gives up
Sabbath and church and morals and
goes from bad to worse, till ho falls un
der dissipations, dies in a lazar house
and'is buried in tho potter's field.
Another young man who hoard that
jolly skepticism inado up his mind that
"it makes no differenco what wo do or
say, for wo will nil come out at last at the
right place," and began as a consequence
to purloin. Somo money that camo intq
his hands for others ho applied to his
own uses, thinking perhaps ho would
mako it straight some other timo, anj
all would bo well even if ho did not
mako it straight. Ho ends in tho peni
tentiary. That scoffer who uttered tho
jokes against Christianity. nevr realized
what bad work ho WH5 doing, and lie
passed pn, through llfo and out of it and
into a f uturo that I am not HOW going to
J do. not proposo with a searchlight to
show tho breakers of tho awful coast on
which that ship is wrecked, for my busi
ness now is to watch tho sea after tliQ
keel has plowed it. No nliQph.p,re8.couca
in tho wake of a ship, but behind it
two spula struggling' in ha wave two
young men destroyed by reckless -skepticism,
an unillutniued ocean beneath
steps of chrysoprasps. For God in his
wordj to Job calls mo to look nt tho path
of foiin in tho wako of that ship, and 1
y as the levlatnan pt Wiq neon, a
PQlqts put tne race tua 'ne
patn to smnq aiier mm."
Js that f rne pf us, np,w, and. will it be
true pf us wh.en wp havo gone? Will
therp be subsequent light or uarknojs?
Will thero bo a trail of gloom or good
cheer? Can anyone between now and
the next 100 years u9 truthfully
it.. 1A.tniVinn nf fllO
as tne text says oi mo ".
deep, "Ho maketh a path to shine after
him?" For wo are moving on. Whjlft
wo live in tho same, Imuse, and; transact
business! 'ri thp parap' store, and write on
.the same tablo, aud chisel in tho samo
' studio, and thrash in tho samo barn, and
worship in tho samo church, wo are in
motion and are in many respeots raov
inc on. and wo are not whero wo were
10 years ago, nor whero we will bo 1(1
years honce. Moving pnl
Look at tho" family record, or tho al
manac', or into tho mirror, and see if any
nnn nf vou is where vou were. All In
motion. Other feet may trip and stum
Wo and h,at, but tho feet of not ono mo
ment for tho last (JO cdnf urics jms tripped,
pr ptHblp'fl or halted. Moving onl So
ciety moving onl The world moving onl
Heaven moving onl Tho unlvcrso mov
ing onl Time moving onl Eternity mov
ing onl Thoreforo it is absurd to think
that we oursolves can stop, as wo must
move with all tho rest. Are wo uku uu
creature of the text, making our path to
shine after us? It may be a peculiar
question, but my text suggests K.
What inflnenco will wo leavo in this
wclvld after wq wo gono through' H$
bW'wiswor hundreds Of voices; "vo
aro not ono of tho immortals. Fifty
years after wo aro out of tho world it
.4.. ...11 -I .l.,l.t,IUI"
will do as inougu wu uuvct iiuminiuu ....
You aro wrong iu saying that, i pass
.1-. n. ....!. lla niu1lTiin mill' lin
UUWII LIHUUKM .. M.".wi-r,- '". T .
iWroljgh'tllesa'gatlt'rie'H; nild'1 am look
fug for somo one whom I cannot find.
1 I am looking for ono "who will have no
influence iu tWs world 100 years from
now. But I havo found tho man who
has the least influence, anu i wqwru
ry, and lM"at!lyay
and on all sides of them. Blackness of
You know what a gloriously good man
Rev. John Newtoq was tho most of hid
life, but beforo Ids conversion ho was a
very wicked sailor, and on Vpard tho ship.
jiarwwu msuucu innucmanu yico in,
tho blind of u, young maa prfaelples
which destroyed, him. A.fte?wwd the
two met', und, Nvto Wed to. undo his
pad worjs, but in vain. The young man
became worse and worso and died a prof
ligate, horrifying with his profanities
tlioio who stood by hiin in his last moments,
Better look out what bad influence
you start, for you may uot bo able tl
"III IT. 1L UVKQ IIUV IWIIltltV IVUiMwHI
forco tq ruin, ojhers. yftiy was it that
many year's 'agp a groat flood nearly do
strpved ifaY Orleans A crawfish had
burrowed Into tho banks of tho river un
til the ground was saturated nnd the
banks weakened until tho flood burst.
Tlin BIIIKINO PATH.
But I find hero a man yhft bturts out
in lifo with the. determination that he will
uovcr'seo Bufforing but ho will try to al
lovlato It, nnd never seo discouragement
lint ho will try to cheer it, and never
meet with anybody" but ho will try to do
iiini cood. GettiuK his strength from
God, ho starts from home vth' high nuV;
poso ot'd'plng al thp gopd' $ p?n ppsslbjy
do in pnp tiny,
Whether standing behind the counter,
or talking in tho business office with a pen
behind his ear, or making a bargain with a
fellgw trader, or out iu the ficldsdiscuBs
Ing with his next neighbor tho wisest ro
tation of tho crops, orin tho shoemaker's
aliop pounding solo leather, thero iB some
tliinir in hi3 face, and in his phrase
ology, nnd in his manner, that dn,Wt
strates the grace of pod in hisheart'.,!He
can talk on religjon without awkwardly
drngghig'i'tinbythoearB. Ho loves God
and loves tho souls of all whom ho meets
and is" interested in their present aud
1 For 6Q or CO years ho Uyes that kind of
life and then 'gets thrbughSvithitand
toes Iftto heaven a ransomed soul. But
I am not going fo describo tho port into
Which1 that ship has entered.
I atn not going to describe tho Pilot
vlio mot! hiin outside at tho "lightship.
I nln not going to say anything about tho
crowds of friends 'who' met him on tho
! crysjlino'whure up which he goes on
aud a-dash with congratulations, and
clear out to tho horizon in nil directions
is tho spaikling, flashing, billowing phos
phorescenco of a Christian llfo. "Ho
maketh a path to shino after him."
Aud hero I correct ono of tho mean no
tions which at somo timo takes posses
sion of all of us, and that is as to tho
brevity of human llfo. When I bury
somo very useful man, clerical or lay, in
ms tmruotn or fortieth year, I Bay:
"What a wasto of energies! It was
hardly worth whilo for him to got ready
for Christian work, for ho had bo soon
to quit it." But tho fact la that I may
iusuro any man or woman who does any
good on a largo or small scale for a llfo
on earth us lougns tho world lasts. Sick
ness, trolley car accidents, death itself,
can no moro destroy his lifo than they
can tear down ono of tho rings of Sat
urn. You cau start ono good word, ono
kind act, ono cheerful einlle, on a mis
sion that will last until tho world bo
comes a bonfire, nnd out of that blazo it
will pass into tho heavens, uover to halt
as long as God lives.
WHAT OIID1NAUY rF.nSON8 CAN DO.
Thero wcro in tho scvontonth century
men nnd womeu whoso names you never
heard of who nro today influencing
schools,' colleges, churches, nations. You
can no moro mcasuro tho gracious re
sults of their lifctimo than you could
measuro tho length aud breadth and
depth of tho phosphorescenco last night
following tho ship of tho Whito Star line
1,000 miles out at sea. How tho courago
and consecration of others inspiro us to
follow, ns a goucral in tho American
army, cool amid tho flying bullets, in
spired a trembling soldier, who said aft
erward, "I was nearly scared to death,
but I saw tho old man's whito'mustacho
over his shoulder and went on." Aye,
wo aro all following sotnobody either in
right or wrong directions.
A few days ago I stood besido the gar
landed casket of a gospol minister, and
in my remarks had occasion to recall a
snowy night in a farmhouse when I was
a boy and an evangelist spending n
night nt my father's house, who said
something so tender nnd beautiful nnd
impresslvo that it led mo into tho king
dom of God nnd decided my destiny for
this world and tho next. You will, bo
fore 24 hours go by, meet somo man or
woman with a big pack of caro and trou
ble, and you may say something to him
or her that will enduro until this world
shall havo been so far lost in tho past
that nothing but tho stretch of nngclio
memory will bo able to realizo that it
ever existed at all.
I am not talking of romarkablo men
and women, but of what ordinary folks
can do. I am not speaking of tho phos
phorescence in tho wako of a Campania,
but of tho phosphorescenco in tho track
of a Newfoundland fishing smnok. God
makes thunderbolts out of sparks, and
out of thP small words nnd dew1- Qj a
small life ho can launch a power that
will flash and bun-. nd th'midcr through
How do you liko this prolongation of
your earthly lift) by deathlets influence?
Many a, bubo that died at 6 months of
age by the anxioty created in the parent's
heart to meet that child in realms so
raphlo is living yet in the transformed
heart nnd lifo of thoso parents and will
livo on foiover in tho history of that
family. If this bo tho opportunity of or
dinary eouIs, what is tho opportunity of
thoso who havo especial intellectual or
social or incinotary equipment?
Hayo you any arithmetic capablo of cs-
'imutiug tholuilucnco of our good nnd
gracious friend who a fowdays ago went
ip to lest George W. Childsof Phila-
elphla? From a nowspapcr that was
i in ted for 0 years without ono word of
tarnation or scurrility or scandal, and
iltiug chief emphasis on virtuo and
lity and cleun intelligence, ho reaped
on una for himself nnd then distrib-
d n vnbt amount of it among the poor
d struggling, putting his invalid and
Eil vcfortcra on pensions, until his
tino stands everywhere for largo heart-
ness and sympathy nnd help and high-
t ttylo of Christian gentleman.
Iu mi era which had in tho chairs of
s journalism a Horaco Greeley, and a
nry J. Raymond, nnd a James Gordon
-'illicit, nnd nn Erastus Brook and. a
eorgo William Curtis,, auA an Ironaeus
rime, nono of thorn, will bo longer re-
ruuiere nxm. wwgo . unuus. atay-
i r.vay tom the unvelllngof the mon-
nent ho hud reared at largo oxpenso in
.r Giccnwood in memory of Professor
octor. tho nstrouomer, lest I should
sound of agony that appalled tho earth
and tho heavens. But iu tho wako of
that lifo what a phosphorescenco of
smiles on tho cheeks of bouIh pardoned,
and Hves reformed, and nations re
deemed. Tho millennium itself is only
ono roll of that irradiated wavo of glad
noss und benediction. In the Rtibllinest
of nil senses it may bo said of him, "Ho
maketh a path to shino after him."
But I cannot look upon that luminosi
ty that follows ship without realizing
how fond tho Lord is of life. That firo
of tho deep is life, myriads of creatures
nil a-swini and a-play aud a-romp in
parks of marine beauty laid out nnd par
terrcd und reseated and blossomed by
Omnipotence. What is tho ubo of thoso
creatures called by tho naturalists "crus
taceans" and "copepods," not moro than
ono out of hundreds of billions of which
nro over seen by human oye? God cro
atcd them for tho samo'reason that he
creates flowers in places whero no hu
man foot ever makes them tremble, nnd
no human nostril over inhales their redo
lence, nnd no human ryo ever sees their
charm. In tho botanical world they
provo that God loves flowers, as in tho
marlno world tho phosphori provo that
ho loves lift', and ho loves lifo in play,
lifo iu brilliancy of gladness, llfo iu ex
uberance. And so I am led to bcllovo that he
loves our lifo if wo fulfill our mission ns
fully ns tho phosphori 'fulfill theirs. Tho
son of God camo "that wo might havo
lifo and hnvo it moro abundantly." But
I am glad to tell you that our God is not
tho God sometimes described ns a harsh
critic nt thojicad of tho universe, or an
iuflulto scold, or a God that loves funer
als better than weddings, or a God that
prefers tears to laughter, an omnipotent
Nero, n ferocious Nnna Sahib, but tho
loveliest Being in tho universo, loving
flowers and lifo and piny, whether of
phosphori in tho wako of tho Majestic or
or tho human rnco keeping a holiday.
I.KT YOUK I.IC1UT BHINK.
But mark you that tho phosphorescenco
lias a glow that tho night monopolizes,
and l ask you not only what kind of in
Uuonco you nro going to leavo in the
world as you pass through it, but whnt
light nro you going to throw across tho
world's night of sin and Borrow? Peoplo
whonronailiugon smooth sea and ntnoon
do not need much sympatliy, but whnt
aro you going to do for pooplo in tho
mgut or misfortune? will you drop ou
them shadow, or will you kindlo for
At this moment thoro aro more people
crying than laughing, more peoplo on
tho round world this moment hungry
than well fed, moro households bereft
than homes unbroken. What nro you
going to uo nuout w " Well," says you
der soul, "I would liko to do something
toward illumining tho great ocean of
"That pillow of flowers on the casket
was prcsonted by his Sabbath school
claw, alt of whom ho brought to Christ.
That cross of flowers at tho head was pre
sented by tho orphan asylum which he
befriended. Thoso threo slnglo flowers
ono was sent by a poor woman for
whom ho bought n ton of coal, and ono
was by a waif of tho street whom he res
cued through tho midnight mission, and
tho othor was from n prison cell which
ho had often visited to encourago ro
pontanco in a young man who had done
"Thoso threo looso flowers mean quite
ns much as tho costly garlands bow
breathing their nroma through'this sad
dened homo crowded with sympathizers.
'Blessed nro tho dead who dlo in tho
Lord. Thoy rest from their labors, and
their works do follow them.' "
Or if it should bo tho moro solemn bur
ial at sea, let it bo after tho sun has
gono down, nnd tho captain has rend thi
npptoprlato liturgy, and tho ship's bell
has tolled, nnd you aro lot down from
tho stern of tho vessel into tho resplend
ent phosphoresconco nt tho wako of the
ship. Then lot somo ono say, in th
words of my text, "Ho maketh a path
to shino after him,"
Lew Rate I this Motrin.
On February 1.1th. Burllngtion Routs
agents will soil round-trip tlolcota at the
oiiO'Wny rato. to all points in Toxaa and
tho south. Ask tho nearest tiokotBgent
for information about routes, stop-over,
etc., orwrltotoJ, Franois,G.P. & T. A.
Burlington Route, Omaha, Neb, '
6 Children Oryfoi
Endless Varieties of
At SlIKA & T uknure's.
uumnn wrovcueuness but I ca'ihnt An
y something ill praiso of tho mart ko,
nl p.dd for tho monument., y. au no
nowludgod nepicsentaW of the high-
t y,rUwi jwrwrtiiui.
If yon would calculato his influence
or good, you must count how many
'.ids of his nowspapers havo boen pub-
lied in the last quarter or a century,
id how many peoplo havo read, tVWk
u 1 tho effect, not onlv upon, tbpsaxead
, but upou q whpS ihey shall infltv
ico for ill tune, whilo you add to all
it tho work of tho churches ho helped
r.Id und of tho institutions of mercy he
Ipcd found. Better give up beforo you
art tho measuring of tho phosphoros
rco in tho wako of that ship of the Ce
jtlal lino. Who can tell tho post mor
'in influence of a Savonarola, a Win-
lried, a Gutenberg, a Marlborouchj a,
.Jecutnr, a Toussalnt, a BUvaraClar;
on, a Robert Uikeii,rta Haflnii Page,
vho had 1,21? Sabbath 'scholars, 84 of
whom becamoCliristians, nnd six of them
ministers of tho gospel.
With gratitudn adifcoteuca and wor
ship I meiiUpn tup graVdest life that was
cv.yV U"ved. That ship of light was
launched from tho heavens nearly 1,000
years ago, nngolio hosts chanting, and
from tho (jelestial wharves tho Bdn
rprang into tho roughest m ul ever
toa.-ed. Its billows ym maft'o up of the
vr.it). -jf mon and devils, Hcrodio and
Miihtdriuto persecutions stirring the
deep with red wiuth, and all tho hurri
canes of woo Binoto it uutil on tho rocks,
of Golgotha that lifo. struck with a re
Can you do as m-ach as ono of tho
phosphori in th- ,iddi0 oI tbo Atlantic
OCean, Crifllroa fi11n11nr tlinti thn nnl.nl
""""'""""'- -- I '
I " a sharp pin? "Oh, yes," you say,
Then do that. Shine I Stand beforo tho
looking glass and experiment to seo if
you cannot got that scowl off your fore
head, that peevish look out of your lips.
Havo nt least ono bright ribbon in yonr
bonnet. Embroider at least ono whito
cord somewhoro in the midnight of your
apparel. Do uot any longer impersonate
a funeral. Shino! Do say something
chocrful about socioty and about tho
world,. Put u few drops of heaven into
your disposition. Once in nwhlle sub
stitute a sweet orango for a sour lemon
Remember that pessimism is blasphe
my nnd that optimism is Christianity.
Throw somo light on tho night ocean.
If you cannot bo a lantern swinging in
tho rigging, bo ono of tho tiuy phosphori
back of tho keel, bulne! "Let your
light so shino before men that others seo
ingyour good works may glorify your
Father which is in heaven,"
Mako ono person happy every day, and
do that for SO years, aud you will havo
made 7,800 happy. You know a man
who has lost nil his property by an un
fortuuato investment or by putting his
name on tho back of a f riend s noto. Aft
er you have taken a brief nap, which every
man aud woman is entitled to on a Sun
day afternoon, go nnd cheer up that man.
You can, if God helps you, say some
thing that will do him good after both
of you havo been dead a thousand years.
uiu 1 X ou know or a family with a bad
boy who has rnn aWny from homo. Go
beforo night and tell that father and
mother the parable of tho prodigal son,
and that somo of tho illustrious and ubq
f ul men now in church and state- had a
Billy passage in their lives and ran away
from homo. Shiuel You know of a fam
ily that has, lost a child, and tho silence
cdj the. wurWy glooms tho whole houso
from cellar to garret. Go beforo night
and tell them how much that child has
happily escaped, since tho most prosper
ous llfo on earth is (if trugglo.
Shine! You know of sqtn.q. invalid who
is dying fir lack of an appetite. Sho
cannot get '(A becauso she cannot eat.
Broil a chicken nnd tako it to her beforo
night and cheat her poor nppotito into
keen relish, Shine! You know of somo
ono who likes you, nnd you liko him, and
ht ought to bo n Christian. Go tell him
whnt religion has dono for you, aud ask
him if you can pray for him.
4 THE FAIMJKE 01 EULOGY,
tine! Oh, for n disposition so, charged
with sweetness and lgb.t V'atj wo cannot
help but shine,! Ijtcincuiber if you cannot
I.lkn m Ilrave Mao.
John Wcitzel was ono of tho boldest
pioneers of West Virginia. "A man ab
solutely without fear," ono of tho chron
iclers of thoso times calls him. Tho man
nor of his death was worthy of that eu
logy. In tho pursuit of his occupation,
that of hunter nnd surveyor, ho often
undertook long journeys alono a rock
lesH proceeding when timo nnd place art
considered nnd was uover accompanied
by moro thau one or two friends.
Ono day, whilo returning in a canoe
with ono companion from nn excursion
to Middle Island creek, ho was hailed b?
alnrgo party of Indians nnl ordered, tc
put ashore. Without making any reply
ho headed tho boat for tho mldlo of the
stream, nnd with his companion made
every effort to escape,
Tho Indians fired on tho instant, and
ono of tho bullot? struck Wcitzel in the
body. Seeing nt onco that tho wound
was mortal, lie ordorcd tho other man
to lio down In tho canoe, and thou with
renewed vigor, though his life was ebb
ing fast, ho pulled for tho opposlto shore
Tho Indians fired another volley, but
without effect, and beforo they could re
load tho boat was out of range. Wcitzel
expired coon after reaching tho bank
nnd was buried by his companion. His
gravo mny still bo seen, marked by a
rough stcno on which is traced in rude
characters, "J. W., 1787." Youth's Com
Dlfferenoit Iletween "Cheek" nnd "Nenr."
Many peoplo use tho word "cheek"
and "nerve," of everyday vernacular, as
if they were, synonymous and inter
changeable. A bright friend called our
attention to this tho other day by mak
ing a very nlco distinction botweon them.
It's idiotic, said ho, to ubo tho words
"chock" and "ncrvo" as if thoy meant
tho same. Cheek is no moro nervo than
beauty is brain. A man may havo both,
but it's not usual. Cheek is active. Nerve
Is passive Check needs a mouth. Nerve
very soldom uses one ana then only to
shut it Cheok talks and nets. Nerve
thinks, waits and achieves. Cheek is
sometimes admirablo in its ends, but is
usually offcnslvo in its moans. Nerve is
Don't over think a man necessarily
lacks nerve just because he doesn't ask
for what ho wants'. His forbearance
may bo the best proof of his nervo. A
cheeky man compares with a norvy one
as a sprinter of a 100 yards dash com
pares with a SO miles go-as-you-please
runner. Cheok is sometimos a blessing
and somotlmcs a curse. Nervo is al
ways a blessing.
In these days, when "faking" is a fine
art, cheek has a bettor chance to win
financial success than nervo has, I think.
But though nerve dios poor it probably
dies happy. Donahoo's Magazine.
Columbia River Red Salmon,
Mackerel, White FIbIi, HoL
land Herring, Smoked Hr
ring, Kipperd II. Lobster, Im
ported and Domestic Sardines,
Oysters, Green Turtle Meat,
Terrapin, Brick and Old Ocean
Codfish, Smoked Halibut and
Others too numerous to men
C. E. Putnam,
Phoenix Insurance Co.
St. Paul Bankers Life
BE Al ESTATE
AU buniess iatruBted to kirn will b
promptly attended to.
lonuum ouuuwuiaa riui m ww
tain them mm t rae. Alto eaUlOfM of
iml and hMMIM booka MaWrM. .
UkM tkroMh Mm Op. newtf,
MnAt wuulr lafoNIa MMIctmh.
I OBTAIN A rAI
Lriotlr aoBflXSntlVl. A Hm
id wMklr. lm!SwAmlSSSSSwi
lartaw atrauauoa oi WHuwHimwiH
A Silly Jokar's Imob.
Some time ago a guest of one of our
hotels sent old Mrs. Marsh to the.South
cm Express company's offico with an or
der to the express agent to pay Mrs.
Marsh 50,000 at once. The simplo old
woman took it to tho express offico, bo
lieving, as sho always does, that the
monoy was duo her. Clyde Glenn, the
polite and raarfly agont, took the note,
wroto across its back and sent Mrs,
Marsh with it to the writer.
When the man opened the! note, he
found tho express agent had indorsed it
thus: "Will you not try in the futuro to
conduct yourself as a gentleman, remem
bering that your mother is or will bo an
old woman The thoughtless joker took
tho. Mote- to tho express offico, called for
the agent aud grasping Mr. Glenn's hand
said, "I thank you for that rebuke."
Tampa (Fla.) Times.
bm bow nap. .
nr aaartar aaatilal i
ba a leviathan lashing tho ocean into
fury you can bo ono of tho phQspboii.
doing your part toward makip&a, path of
phosphorcecencq. Tu, T, will toll you
what imprQSon, you will leavo us you
poi vf w w aud aftL'r yn nre
ono. I will tell you to your face and
uot leavo it for the minister who offici
ates at your obsequies.
Tho falluro in all eulofdum q the do
parted is that thoy cauwot hear it. All
hear it except thuou? moat interested.
This. In subtftnnco, is what I or somo ono
elso will say of you on such an occasion
"Wo gatlwr for offices of lesneQt la this
departed one. It is linpowslplu to tell
how inan tea.W V1 wiped away, how
many tmreus. ho lifted, or how many
loul he was, under God,instrumeutul in
raying. His iuiluonco will nover ceaso.
We are all better for having known him.
Tho Gold Cure For Sore Tbroat.
A well known Portlander wears a
necklaco and is no dude either. He is
exceedingly sensitive to soro throat, and
ho believes the gold of tho chain protects
him from it. When ho was married, his
wife found that he constantly wore a
string of gold beads around his neck.
Sho had little faith in their remedial
property, and when the string broke ono
day she was in no hurry to roplaco it.
Hut ber husband camo homo with a bad
ore throat, and sho was so converted to
this gold euro that she bought him a
chain that would be less likely to brook
than tho string of beads. Ho haB prob
ably worn gold around his neck for at
least 20 years, and you can't convlnoo
him that it's merely a whim. Lowiaton
Maltgnlag a Goat.
It must.be conceded that Judge Koch
is a past master in tho lecturo language
of the police court bench. A dirty loaf
er who had been caught insulting wom
eu in tho Fourth avenue tunnel was bo
fore him, whereupon, bracing himseb!
for the occasion, the judgo said: "By
your conduct you havo shown yourself
tho equal of a goat and tho inforior of a
jackass. Six months." Joo Howard iu
, New York Recorder.
RUTI-i OF NRDKASKA, t
Webster County. f
In the county Court,
in the matter of the estate o! Luthnr Ksmtts
ky, deceased. ,
Nnt'co Is hereby Rlvrn to U nersrmn liavlna;
cluliim and demands muiliut Luther Kamlnky,
Into ( Wnbuter county, decmiud. that lliotlme
nzfldlnrfllliiR claim aRnlimt mid retain Is slv
inoutliN from the isili dny of March. ISM. All
giiWi ixTKotia are rf quired to present , their
claim with the voucher to the county JudM
nf said county, at Ills ofllce therein, on or be
fore tho 171 1 1 dnv nf Hcptrmbfr. IMI.nnd all
rlnlmsso filed Hill bo heard beforo the said
JudKH nu the lbth day of September, 1891. at a
o'clock p. m. .....
witness my oflUIal itgi a'urj this 17th day ot
February, 1894. i
iiahe uurrv, I
County 3 udxe.
Notice ot Sale.
Adam Morhnrt, l'lalntlff
Anna L. Frl.ble
William A. Mitchell
Charles A. Mitchell
Notice Is hereby cUea that In parroanea ot
nn order of Meo. K. . ucall, Judge at the dis
trict catirt at Webster ceuaty, made ea the
Slit day ef October 1893, for the tale af the
real astate herein after described, there will
he sold at the east doer af the ceurt house In
Webstrr county ea me ista nay ai afirrn ibm.
nt '2 o'clock n. m.. at imblle veudua te tee hub-
est lildier far ctsb. the follewlnt fetcrlbed
leule.mte, te-wlti Lets I and 4 talileck 4, In
the orluleal ta. new city, at lied Cloud,
NL-bmska as shewn aad desliaated an the re
corded plat thereof
ram siue win iiuiu uyr u. ,
I). J. MTRK9,
It. 1'. MIMKR.
K, U. MurAPMVD
Dated Felini 11.1894.
John M. ChaktIn ... , 4
Attorney for Plaintiff and Referees.
Notice to TcacMera.
Notice is hereby given that I will
exauiino all persons who may desire
fo offer themselves as candidates for
teachers ofthe publie sohools of this
eouutv. at Red Cloud on tfao third
Saturday of eaah month.
Special examination will be held
on the Fridav proceeding the 3d tiafc
urday of each month.
Thf standing required for 2d. ead
3d (trade oertiuoates is the sajiM no.
grade below 70 per cent,, at nage 80
per) cent; for first grado wMQeate
no trade below 80 per teat, ave tapt
90 yer eont. in all bVasehet repaired
P. MttiyirciB, County Supt,
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