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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - June 12, 1907, Big Stone Gap, Virginia A lome Xvi Accomac c. A. A saturday. October 3 is96 number 13 t. B. Quinby attorney at Law c. and Onancock. Will be at court House wednesdays and court Days. Prompt attention to All business. J. W. G. Blackstone j. A. Bundick Blackstone & Bundick attorneys at Law Accomac c. H., a. Will practice in All the state courts. Thos. W. Russell. Attorney at Law Accomac c. H., a. Practices in the courts of Accomac and Northampton counties. I. Wescott. B. T. Gunter or. Wescott & Gunter attorneys at Law c. H., and at Home of n. B. Wescott. Near Mapps Burg. Practice in All courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. L. Floyd Nock attorney at Law and notary Public Accomac c. H., a. Will practice in All courts of acco Mac Ami Northampton counties. Prompt attention to All business. James h. Fletcher or. Attorney at Law Accomac c. H., a. Practices in All the courts of acco Mac and Northampton counties. Otho f. Mears. Attorney at Law Eastville Northampton county a. Will practice in the courts of acco Mac and Northampton. Stewart k. Powell attorney at Law will practice in All the courts of Accomac and Northampton , a. Will be at Accomac c. H., every wednesday and court Days. L. J. Harma son. W. Sturgis drs. A Manson & Sturgis dentists. Onancock a. Will visit Parksley second monday of each month. Office hours from 9 a. M., to 5 p. . B. Leatherbury dentist Onancock. A. Office hours from 9 a. A. To 5 p. Arts b. Ward dentist Belle Haven a. Bridge and Crown work a specially. Or. Walter c. Ames dentist. Pungoteague All the latest improved methods of Crown and Bridge work a specially. D. Frank Whitet county Surveyor. Parksley Accomac county a. Offers his services to citizens of Accomac and Northampton. Thoroughly equipped with latest and Best instruments. Edward "l7a"ndersoni Surveyor Belle Havko Accomac co., a. Perspective deawing3. Pictures of a House Attiat is to be built Tell exactly How it will look when completed Survoy lug done promptly and at moderate prices. W. Needles. L. F. j. Franklin City n. P., gen. Con a. Vey Ancer and up adjuster of and coiled of claims. Needles & Wilson real estate fire insurance building and loan association a gents. Franklin City Accomac county a Kelly Nottingham i Mellara general insurance agents and dealers in. Fim Eug gios mowing machines Che rambler bicycle and other god makes tombstones cd Onancock a. Jas. W. Brouti Ito is sox Hallwood a. General in Purack agk.\ts. Fire. Phoenix Assurance co., of 1782. Assets Over �8,000,000. Fire. Home insurance co., of new York assets Over $0,000,000. Cash capital $�\000,000. Provident savings life of new York. All communications will receive our prompt attention. Cold or Silver which do you desire Well no matter you can fret your Choice of me made up in the most artistic and attractive styles in watches am jewelry of the latest designs. Everybody on the Eastern Shore knows that Cash at this time Means almost anything at your own Price. I pay immediate Cash for everything i buy. If i owe a Dollar to any to a Hereof elsewhere i will thank him or them to present Bill for imme Diate payment. I must also require Cash payments for goods i sell that i May continue to give you the advantage of my Cash buying. Your Money is Worth More now than at any time Lor Many is i will give you More for it in every Purchase. These Are facts Worth considering. John w. Duncan North Street Onancock a. Vat cities clocks jewelry. Silverware spectacles and everything belonging to the jew Elry Trade. A. D. F. Ewell m. D. Druggist Parksley a. I Estl a in drugs. Chemicals toilet and Kancy articles Fine soaps perfumes Patent medicines Combs brushes of All kinds Flavouring extracts syringes face powders sponges a. At lowest prices. Is prescriptions carefully com pounded Day or night. To Eastern Shore ladies try a barrel of. Tidal wave flour. Every barrel milled by the Norfolk milling co. In Norfolk City by the latest improved process. Every barrel guaranteed. When its merits Are known every up to Date dealer will keep it. Our Salesman Eugene w. Barnes will Call on the mer chants in a few Days. Give him a respectful hearing and a Sam ple order and encourage a near by and state product. Better hour cannot be put on the mar Ket. Norfolk milling co. Stop and think. How do we live to sell $100 buggies for $80? the time has gone by to sell $100 buggies. I have a full Stock of Light baggies Dayton Road and farm wagons at Bottom prices and at All times a full Stock of burial supplies. Black cloth. White velvet and cloth also polished coffins and caskets. Trimmings and prices to suit All. White Hearse for burial of Young persons. Will meet boat or train at any Point on the Eastern Shore on Short notice. A. W. Lilliston ,. Onancock a for Sale. $7, sap $5. Hay $14 to $18 per ton. Hot bed Sash bricks Lime and hair laths shingles and Barb wire. Carriages and Road carts. Ground fish and phosphates. All kinds of lumber furnished for dwellings and other Pur poses on Short notice.411 of the above sold cheap and Only for Cash. T. White Broomtown a. Lewis Nock & co. Dealers in dry goods notions boots and shoes Hay Lime bricks Salt and general merchandise. Corn Hay and Mill feed a specially. Special agents for Wanamaker & Brown clothiers. Hallwood a. Real estate ror Sale at private contract. I offer for Sale at private con tract my farm near Jenkins Bridge known As big free school situated on the Road from Temperanceville to Jenkins Bridge 11 Miles from Bloom town station containing 271 acres at the Price of $2,000.or will sell one half of said tract without buildings for the sum of $800. It is Good High land with an abundance of Pine thick ets thereon and Well adapted to the growth of All kinds of trucks. For terms a apply to the undersigned e. Bloxom Jenkins Bridge a. L. W. Proton. W7. J. Doughty general insurance agents. Representing first class fire life and Accident companies and building and loan associations. Onancock a. Real estate at. Private contract. I offer for Sale at private contract my farm containing about 210 acres situated in i Miles of Waiteville in this county. It is improved a a new two Story dwelling and has Churenko and schools in a few Hundred Yards of the premises. The resources upon it Are almost inexhaustible. For terms which will be very reasonable apply to mrs. Naomi Taylor Wattsville a. Go to for the and always to obtain the ,n"t�tim1l lowest possible prices. Reising Kun wholesale and retail dealers in All kinds of furniture car pets Oil cloths matting stoves refrigerators baby carriages and All sorts of House furnishings we. Reisinger & son 012 Columbia ave., and ill to 68 Portland St., Cor. Greene St. Baltimore my. City and suburban cars pass the door. Look us up it will pay you. Represented by s. Gladding. Cor. Pratt & Calvert sts., Baltimore my. European plan. Rooms 50 cts., 75 cts. And $1 per Day. This House is now open is entirely new and is equipped with All the modern , elec Trie lights electric Call Bells steam heat Baths a. Bernard Kilt proprietor. T Here has never been a time in the history of Man when goods were As Low As they Are to Day and we have bought very largely this season much More so than usual direct from the manufacturers in the West for spot Cash in order to meet the wants of the Trade at Rock Bottom prices fur All kinds of building material such As. Doors. Windows blinds mantels White Pine mouldings turned porch columns porch trimmings shingles laths hair Lime bricks. Cement and a full line of hardware Cook parlor and gasoline stoves pumps. Stone Well curbing Wall paper. Tinware lever setting cultivators harrows wheel Barrows wheel Wood Coal agents for Harrison Bros. & co saints cd. Just received a car Load of air tight Wood stoves two sizes. Must go at the Knock out prices of $-1 and $4.50. Thanking Youj for your kind favors of the past and soliciting a continuance of the same we Are respectfully yours Parksley a. To the Farmers and of the Eastern Shore. The undersigned respectfully solicits your patronage and Trade this season More than Ever be fore owing to our recent heavy loss by fire at Parksley and the additional loss of being insured in a worthless company. Help now will enable us to tide Over our losses and get on our feet again. For past patronage and your sympathy words cannot express our Heartfelt thanks and we will Endeavor to deserve you favors in the future. All orders filled on shortest notice. Respectfully a. Mears agent manager of the Mears factories. Majaj qml9 general merch Anelise a in building material we have Cypress shingles and fencing Lime bricks a. In general merchandise our Stock is always full Well selected and in great variety and we carry in addition to above also farming implements Hay flour Coal a. We buy for spot Cash and sell at the lowest margin of profit. Terra Cotta piping bought by car Load and for Sale by us 8, 10, 12 and 20 inches cheaper than it can be bought in City. John w. Rogers & Bros., Onley a. F. A. Davis 4 go wholesale dealers in to Taco and Fine cipro. N. E. Cor. Howard German its. Baltimore my. Represented by Frank w. Btry. Gate of Carbuncle. It comes before the Gate of Pearl. Hov. Or. Till Mug show How earthly trial Cornea he fore heavenly Kay Huo Tina a Sermon appropriate to Irnell swum a Ami a remittance. Washington sept 27.from a neglected text and one to most people unknown Rov. Or. To Imago this morning produces a Sermon appropriate to individual and National circumstanced. The subject was Gates of Carbuncle Tho text Bici g Isaiah Liv 12, and i will make thy windows of abates and thy Gates of perhaps because a human disease of must painful und Oft Imam fatal charac ter is named after it Tho Church und Tho world Havo never done Justice to that Inu no and All suggestive precious Stone the Carbuncle. Tho Pearl that Christ picked up to illustrate Iii ser Mon and the Jasper and the Sapphire and the amethyst which the apocalyptic vision Masones into Tho Wall of Chuven Havo had proper recognition but this in All Tho Ages is Tho first Sermon on the Carbuncle this precious Stone is found in Tho East indies in color is in intense scar let and hold up Between your Eye and Tho san it is a burning Coal. The pout puts it into rhythm Asho writes Elko to the burning Coal when co Coli ice it Unnic among Tho greeks an anthrax known to Fame. God sets it High up in Biblo crystallography. To cuts it with a Divino chisel shapes it with a Prociso geometry and kindles its Firo into an almost supernatural Flamo of Beauty. Its Law of symmetry its Law of zones its Luw of parallelism something to excite Tho amazement of the scientist chime Tho cantos of the poet and arouse Tho Adora tion of the Christian. No Ono but the infinite god could fashion a Carbuncle As Largo As your thumb Nail and As if to make All Ages appreciate this precious Stone to ordered it set in Tho first Row of Tho High priest s breast Pluto in Olden time and higher up than Tho Onyx and the Emerald and Tho Diamond and in Ezekiel s prophecies concerning Tho splendours of the Tyrian court Tho Carbuncle is mentioned the Brillian cies of the Walls and of Tho Tess lated floors suggested by the Bible sentence thou Hast walked up and Down in the midst of Tho stones of lire. " hut in my text it is not a solitary specimen that i hand you As the keeper of a museum might take Down from Tho shelf a precious Stone and allow Yon to a Mainino it nor is it Tho panel of it door that Yon might stand and study for its unique carvings or bronzed tra Ceries but there is a whole Gate of it lifted before our admiring and astounded vision Aye two pates of it Aye Many Gares of if i will Radako thy Gates of Carbur Olav what Gates Gates of Tho Church. Gates of anything Worth possessing. Gates of successful Enterprise. Gates of salvation. Gates of National achievement Isaiah who wrote this text wrote also All that about Christ As the Lamb to Tho Slaugh ter " und spoke of Christ As saying i h Uvo trod Tho Winepress alone and wrote " who is this that Cometa from Edom with dyed garments from Boz Ruh and do you think that Isaiah in my text merely happened to represent Tho Gates As red Gates As Carmino Gutes As Gates of Carbuncle no. To Means that it is through atonement through blood red struggle through agonies to get into anything Worth petting into. Heaven s Gates May Well to Mado of Pearl a Bright pellucid cheerful crystallization Bee also Ull Tho struggles Aro Over und there is beyond those Gates nothing but ruptures Aud cantata and triumphal procession Aud everlasting Holiday und kiss of reunion and so Tho 12 Gates arc 12 pearls and could to Noth ing also than pearls. But Christ hoisted Tho Gates of Pardon in his own blood and Tho Marks of eight fingers und two thumbs Aro on each Guto and Asho lifted Tho Gate it loaned against his forehead and took from it a Crimson impress and All those Gates Aro deeply dyed and Isaiah was right when to spoke of Thieo Gates As Gates of Carbuncle. for others. What an Odd thing it is think some this idea of vicarious suffering or suffer ing for others. Not at All. Tho world has seen vicarious suffering millions of Timos before Christ Camo and demonstrated it on a Scalo that eclipsed All that went before and All that shall come after. Rachel lived Only Long enough after the birth of her son to give him a name. In faint whisper Sho said Call him Beu oni which Means son of my pain and All modern travellers on Tho Road from Jerusalem to Bohol uncover their Heads and stand reverently at Tho Tomb of Rachel who died for her boy. But in All Ages How Many mothers Dio for their children and in Many cases grown up children who by Rocco Ancy Stab Clear through Tho Mother s heart. Suffering for others Why Tho world is full of it. Jump i said the Engineer to Tho fireman on Tho locomotive. Ono of us is enough to Dia jump and so the Engineer died at1 Iii Post trying to save Tho train. When this summer Tho two trains crashed into each other near Atlantic City among Tho 47 who lost their lives Tho Engineer was found dead with Ono hand on the throttle of Tho locomotive and the other on Tho Brake. Aye Thero Are hundreds hero today suffering for others. You know and god knows that it is Vicari Ous sacrifice. But on one Limestone Hill about twice Tho height of this Church tvo minutes walk from Tho Gates of Jerusalem was Tho sublime6t Case of suffering for others that Tho world Ever saw or Ever will see. Christ Tho victim human and satanic malevolence Tho executioner the whole human race having in overwhelming interest in the ejecta Ole. To open a Way for us sinful men and sinful women into glorious Pardon and High Hope and eternal exaltation Christ with hand dripping with the Rush of opened arteries swung Back the Gate and behold i it is a red Gate a Gate of deepest Hue a Gate of Carbuncle. What is True in spirituals is True in temporal. There Are Young men and older men who Hope through the right settlement of this acrid controversy be tween Silver and Gold or the bimetallic quarrel that it will become easy to make a living. That time will Novor come. It never has been easy to Mako a living. The men who have it very easy now went through hardships and self denials to Ypung men would never consent Tju sir Rhoy no it by inheritance you cannot mention 20 men who Hugo come to honorable Fortune Eliut dil not Light their Way such by Inch and against fearful Odds that Waguiu and again almost destroyed them. For some Good reason god has arranged it for Ull the centuries that the ouly Woy for most people to get a livelihood for themselves and their families is with both hands and All the Allied forces of body mind and soul to push Back and push open the red Gate the Gate of Carbuncle. For the Benefit of All Young men if i had Tho time i would Call the loll of those who overcame obstacle. How Many of the mighty men who went Ono w a on Pennsylvania Avenue and reached the United states Senate or walked Tho other Way on Pennsylvania a euro and readied the White House did not have to climb Over political Oblo Quy not one. How much scorn and scoff and brutal attack did Horace Mann endure Between the Timo when to first began to fight for a better common school system in Massachusetts and Tho Day when a statue in Honor of him was placed on Tho stops of Tho statehouse overlooking the commons read the biography of Robert Hall the Baptist preacher who though to had been pronounced a dunce at school lived to thrill the world with his Chris Tian eloquence and of George Peabody who never owned a Carriage and denied himself All luxuries that he might while living and after death through last will und testament devote his uncounted millions to Tho education of the poor people in England and America and of Bishop Janes who in boyhood worked his passage from Ireland to America and became Tho Joy of methodism and a Blessing to Tho race. Go to Tho biographical Alcove in City Stato or National Library and find at least every other Book an illustration of overcome obstacle and of Carmine Gate that had to be forced open. Lev lug Oati h. What is True of individuals is Truo of nations. Was it a mild Spring morning when the Pilgrim fathers lauded on Plymouth Rock and did they come in a gilded yacht Gay streamers flying no. It was in cold december and from a ship in which one would not want to Cross the Hudson or the Potomac River. Scalping knives All ready to receive them they landed their Only Welcome the Indian War Boop. Red men on Tho Beach. Red men in the Forest. Red men on the mountains. Bed men in Tho Val Leys. Living Gates of red men. Gates of Carbuncle. Aboriginal hostility pushed bark surely now our forefathers will Havo nothing to do but to take easy posses Sion of the fairest continent under Tho Sun. The Sinoh so Geu Iid the soil so Fer tile the Rivers so populous with finny life the a Reago so immense there will be nothing to do but eat drink and be merry. No. The most powerful nation by army and Navy sounded its protest across j,00 Miles of water. Then Camo Lexington and Bunker Hill and Mon Mouth and Long Island Battles and Valley forge and Yorktown and Star vation and widowhood and orphanage and the 18 colonies went through suffer which Tho historian has attempted to put upon paper and the artist to put upon Canvas Bat All in vain. Engraver s knife und reporter s skill and Tele graphic wire and daily press which Havo made us acquainted with Tho horrors of Modem Battlefield had not yet begun their vigilance and Tho Story of Tho american revolution has never been told Ond never will to told. It did not take much Ink to sign Tho declaration of Independence but it took a Terzilio amount of blood to maintain it. It was an awful Gato of opposition that the men and Tho women As much As Tho ni6n.pushed Hack. It was a Gato of self sacrifice it was a Gate of blood. It was a Gato of Carbuncle. A Rel letter djs. We Aro not indebted to history for our knowledge of the greatest of nation Al crises. Many of us remember it and fathers and mothers now living Hud bet ter keep tolling that Story to their Chil Dren so that instead of their being de pendent upon cold Typo and obliged to say on such a Page of such a Book you Oan read that will they rather to Ablo to say my father told to so my Mother told to Meu and women who vividly remember 1801, and 1802, and who a and 1804, to your selves the historians telling it not with pen but with living Tongue and voice and gesture. That is the great use of memorial decoration Day for Tho Calla lilies on the grave tops soon become breathless of perfume and in a week turn to dust like unto that which lies beneath them. But the Story of courage and self sacrifice and patriotism told on platforms and in households and by Tho Roadside and in churches and in Ceme teries by that annual recital will be kept fresh in the memory of generations As Long As our american institutions Are worthy of preservation. Long after you Aro dead your children will be Ablo to say with Tho psalmist to have heard with our ears 0 god our fathers Havo told us what work thou didst in their Days in the times of but what a time it was. Four years of homesickness. Four years of brotherly and sisterly estrangement. Four years of martyrdom. Four years of massacre. Put them in a Long line the conflagration of cities and see them Light up a whole continent. Put them in Long rows Tho hospitals making a vast Metropolis of pain and paroxysm. Gather them in one vast assemblage the Mil Lions of bereft from Tho St. Lawrence to the Gulf and from the Atlantic to the Pacific beaches. Pat the tears into lakes and Tho blood into Rivers and the shrieks into whirlwinds. During those four years Ninny Good and Wise men at the North and South saw nothing ahead but annihilation. With such a National debt we could never meet our obligations. With such mortal Antipa Thies Northern Aud Southern men could never come int Umily. Representatives of Louisiana and Georgia and the Caro Linas could Nover again sit Side by Side with the representatives of Maine Massachusetts Aud new York at the nation Al capital. Lord John Russell had declared that to were a Bubble bursting National Ity and it had Home True. The nations of Europe had gathered with very resigned spirit at the funeral of our american Republic. They had tolled Tho Bells on parliaments and Reich Stags and lowered their flags at half Mast and even the lion on the other Side of Tho sea had whined for the dead Eagle on this Side. The deep grave had been Dag and beside Babylon and Thebes anal 1 Tyro Anu a tier Ueno Post our dead Republic was to to buried. Tho epitaph was All ready Horo lies the american Republic. Born at Philadel phia july 4, 177 5. Killed at Bull Hun july 21, 1861. Aged 85 years and 17 Days. Leuco to its but before Tho obsequies had Quito closed there was an interruption of Tho ceremonies and our dead nation Rose from Ite mortuary surroundings. God had made for it a special resurrection Day and cried come Forth thu Republic of washing ton und John Adams and Thomas Jef Ferson and Patrick Henry and John Hancock and Daniel Webster and s. S. Prentiss and Henry Clay. Come Forth i and Sho came Forth to be stronger than Sho had Ever been. Her mightiest Prosperi ties Hugo Como since that Sinic. Who would want to push Buck this country to what it was in 18g0 or 1850? but of what a High Gate what u Strong Gate Sho had to push Buck before Sho could make one step in a Vancol Guto of Fla Mol Soe Norfolk Navy Yard and Columbia and Chara Kersburg and Charleston on Flurel Gate of bayonets i see glittering rifles and carbines Flash from Tho Susquehanna and the James to Tho Mississippi and Tho Arku Nassl Gate of heavy artillery making the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky and Virginia tremble As though the Eurth itself were struggling in its Hist agony. Tho Gate was so fiery and so red that i can think of nothing Moro appropriate than to take Tho suggestion of Sui us in Tho text and Coll it a Gate of carbuncles. God save Tho nation. This country Hun been for Tho most part of its history passing through crises and after each crisis was better off than before it entered it and now to Aro at another crisis. We Aro told on Ono hand that if Gold is kept us a stand Ard and Silver is not elevated Confidence will be restored und this nation will Rise triumphant from All Tho financial misfortunes that Havo been afflicting us. On the other hand to Are told that if to free coinage of Silver is allowed All Tho wheels of business will revolve the poor Man will Havo a better Chance and All our industries will begin to hum and Roar. During Tho lust six presiden tial elections i have been urged to enter the political Arena Bot i never Havo and never will turn the pulpit in which i preach into a political stump. Every minister must do Asho feels called to do und i will notch Inciso him forgoing what he considers his duty but All Tho political harangues from pulpits from now until the 3d of november will not in All Tho United states change Ono vote but will leave Muny oars stopped against anything thut such clergymen May utter Tho rest of their lives. As a general Rule the laymen of churches understand politics better than Tho clergy because they Tho laymen study politics More than Tho clergy and have better Opportunity of being intelligent of those subjects. But Good morals honesty loyalty Christian patriotism and the ten we must preach. God says distinctly in the Bible the Silver and Tho Gold Are mine and to will Settle the Coutros Versy Between those two metals. If Ever this country needed the divine Rescue it needs it now. Never within my Mem Ory Hugo so Many people literally starved to death a in the Post few months. Have you noticed in the news papers How Many men and women Here and there Havo been found dead the postmortem examination stating that Tho Olauso of death was hunger there is not a Day that we do not hear the crash of Somo gut commercial establishment und As a consequence Many people Uro thrown out of employ ment among what we considered comfortable Homes Havo come privation and close calculation and an Economy that kills. Millions of people who say nothing about it Are at this moment at their wits end. Thoro Aro millions of people who do not want Charity but want work. Tho cry has gone up to the ears of Tho lord of Sabboth and the prayer will be heard and Relief will come. If we Havo nothing better to de Pend on than american politics Relief will never come. Whoever is elected to the presidency Tho wheels of govern ment turn so slowly and a caucus in yonder White building on Tho Hill May tie Tho hands of any president. Now though to who live in the District of Columbia cannot vote to can Pray and my prayer Day and night shall boo god hear Tho cry of the souls from under Tho altar i thou who has brought the wheat and Corn of this season to such magnitude of Supply give food to Man and beast thou who Hadst not where to Luy thy head pity the shelter less. Thou who has brought to Perfec tion Tho. Cotton of the South und the flax fifty years ago. Who could imagine that this should be the place where in eighteen ninety three that White world wonder of Arch and dome should Shadow the nations polychrome. Here at the Vair was the prize conferred on Ayr s pills by the world preferred. Chicago like they a record show since they started.50 years ago. Ayer s cathartic pills have from the time of their preparation been a continuous Success with the Public. And that Means that Ayer s pills accomplish what is promised for them they cure where others fail. It was fitting therefore that the world wide popularity of these pills should be recognized by the world s pair medal of 1893.a fact which emphasizes the record 50 years of cures of thu North clothe the nuked thou who Hast filled the min with Coal give fuel to the shivering. Bring bread to the body intelligence to Tho mind and salvation to Tho soul of All Tho people god Avo Tho nation 1" but we must admit it is a hard Gate to push Back. Millions of thin bands have pushed at it without making it swing on its hard hinges. It is a Gate made out of empty flour barrels and cold Are grates and worn out apparel and cheerless Homes and unmediated sickness and Ghast Liness and horror. It is a Gato of struggle. A Gate of penury. A Gate of want. A Gate of Dis appointment a Rod Gate or what Isaiah would have called a Gato of car Bun coca a life of struggle. Now As i have already suggested As there Aro obstacles in All our paths to i will be happier if we consent to have our life a struggle. I do not know any one to whom it is not a struggle. Louis Xiv thought to had Over thing fixed just right and fixed to stay and so be bad the great clock at Bordeaux made. The hours of that clock were struck by figures in Bronze representing the Kings of Europe and at a certain time of Day William Iii of England and other Kings Wero made out and Bow to Louis Xiv. But to clock got out of order one Day and just the oppo site of what was expected occurred As Tho clock struck u certain hour Louis Xiv was thrown to the feet of William Iii. And so the clock of destiny brings Muny surprises and those go Down that you expected to stand and at the foot of disaster most regal conditions Tum ble. In All styles of life Thuro come Dis appointment and struggle. God has for sovino Good reason arranged it so. If it is not poverty it is sickness. If it is not sickness it is persecution. If it is not persecution it is contest with Somo evil appetite. If it is not Homo evil appetite it is bereavement if it is not Ono thing it is another. Do not get soured and Cross and think your Caso is Peculiar. You Aro just Liko the rest of us. You will Havo to take the bitter draft whether it be handed to you in Golden Calico or Pewter Mug. A Man. Who has a thousand dollars a year income sleeps sounder and has a better appetite than the Man who Hus live millions. If our life were not u struggle we would never consent to get out of this world and we would want to stay Here and so Block up the Way of Tho advancing generations. By Tho Timo that a Man gets to to 70 years of age and sometimes by Tho Timo he gots to be 50 years of ago to says i have had enough of this and when the lord wills it i am ready to emigrate to u country where there Aro no taxes and Tho Silver of Tho Trum pet put to one s lips has no quarrel with to Gold of the pavement under his feet " we Havo in this world Moro Opportunity to cultivate patience than to cultivate any other Grace. Let that Grace to strengthened in Tho Royal gymnasium of obstacle and opposition Aud by Tho help of god Hui us overcome our own hindrances and Wor Ruments Jet us go Forth to help others whose struggle is greater than our own. A Story. A Friend told my Tho other Day of a Shoemaker in a russian City whose Bench was in be basement of a build ing Aud so far underground that to could see Only to feet of those who went by on the sidewalk. Seated on his Bench he often looked up and there went the Swift and skipping feet of children and then Tho slow and uniform step of to aged and then feet with shoes old and worn out and then crippled feet and he resolved he would do a kindness to each Ono who need eel it so when Tho foot with the old and worn out shoo was Possing to would Hail it and Mako for it a comfortable covering for to bad Tho Hammer and the pegs and the shoe lasts and Tho Lap Stone and the leather to do it. And when to saw Tho invalid foot pass he would Hail it and go out und offer Medicine and Crutch Aud helpfulness. And when be saw the aged foot pass he hailed it and told the old Man of heaven where he would be Young again. When lie saw Tho foot of childhood pass on the sidewalk he would go out with Good advice and a laugh that seemed Liko an Echo of Tho child s laugh. Well time went on and As the Shoemaker s wants were very few he worked but Little for himself and most of the time for others and in the Long evenings when to could not so Well see Tho feet passing on Tho Side walk he would make shoes of All 6izes and stand them on a shelf ready for feet that would pass in Tho daytime of course As Tho years went on under this process Tho Shoemaker became Moro and More Christian until one � a said to himself i wish among Oso feet passing up there on Tho Dewalk i could see Tho feet of Tho dear Christ passing. Of if i could Only see his feet go by i would know them because they Ore scarred feet that night the Shoemaker dreamed and in to dream he saw the glorious Christ and he said "0 Christ i have been writing for tree to pass e n the sidewalk and i have seen lame feet and wounded feet and aged feet and poor feet but in vain have i looked for thy scarred feet and Christ said to the Shoemaker Man i did pass on the sidewalk and you did see my feet and you did come out and Hail me and bless me and help me. You thought it was the foot of a poor old Man that went shuffling by that was my foot you thought it waste Fostof a Soldier that went Limp ing p St that was my foot. You thought that shoeless foot was the foot of a beggar that was my foot. The shown the clothing the medicines the cheering words that Yon gave to them you gave to your lord. Inasmuch Asye have d no it unto olo of Tho least of these be have done it unto me " my hearers with the Humble spirit of that russian Mechanic let us go Forth and help others. Having shoved Back Tho Carbuncle Gate for yourself to pass in and pass on and pass up lend a hand to others that they also May get through the red Gate and pass in and pass on and pass up. Before Gate of Peart but Mark Well and underscore with heavy dashes of to pen the order of the Gutes. Gate of Carbuncle before Gate of Pearl. Isaiah the Prince saw the one Gate centuries before St. John Tho exile saw the other. Tho one you must push open. The other stands open. Gate of a Saviour s atonement before the Gate of divine Pardon. Gate of poverty before Gate of affluence. Gate of earthly trial before Gate of heavenly Batu fiction continued on fourth Independent order of in North America. The objects and Aims information of interest to temper Ance workers and those seeking a Refuge from the temptations of Strong drink. The More important object of this association is Mutual Benefit in the exercises of Temperance Forti tude and Justice securing to its membership sympathy and Relief in times of sickness and distress and inthe event of death the decent Observance of the necessary funeral obsequies and is based upon and seeks the Extension of the principles of total abstinence from All intoxicating drinks. The order has three subordinate branches Viz primary tents composed of White male persons Between the Ages of 16 and 55 years of age who believe in the existence and omnipotence of god and Are willing to sign our pledge of total abstinence Are eligible to membership. Persons Over age May become honorary members. Female tents composed of White females 12 years of Arcand upwards a Junior Branch of boys from 12 to16 year and juvenile tents for children of both sexes Between the Ages of 5 and 16 years. Each Branch has a service especially adapted. It has been found that by working in separate branches of the organization there is More Freedom of action than when All Ages and sexes Are thrown together. Each ranch of the order is represented in the higher body and a fostering cares exercised Over All alike. Thus with the men and women girls and boys All United under one head the i. O. Of r. Is As an irresistible army mov ing on to Victory. The order has and will continue to prove a Blessing to our country not Only in proving an Asylum for the reformed drunkard but by inducing the sober and religious part of the Community to unite in securing the rising generation from the evils of intemperance and ultimately Han Down to generations yet unborn the benefits of sobriety. Silver Cord brother and Sisters the Prosperity and safety of our order depends upon a healthy growth make your tent meetings interesting and attractive by preparing essays debates music Etc. Have open meetings picnics parties and free entertainments. Have talks about the objects and Aims of the order keep the order always before the Public encourage the Junior distribute copies of the Silver Cord among the people. District official notice. All members of the District tent will meet at Pocomoke tent Hall at 7 o clock p. In., on october 11th, second monday in october As Busi Ness of great importance will come before the body for action. The following Are members of the District tent j. F. Terry James Marks w. J. Hall j. T. Lewis a. C. Corbin Thomas Corbin John t. Anderton James e. Anderton Orris Bundick Frank Green t. 0. Killman a. J. Chase Thomas Dickerson a. W. Short Frank Justice Wesley Cran Dall l. F. Marshall l. Hill n. I. Miles l. T. Phillips John r. Drewer n. T. Miles g. L. Glenn g. W. Glenn. Brethren each of you above named Are requested to be present As it is a night session and be on time. G. House of entertainment. Sykes a. . Glenn proprietor. Patronage of travelling Public solicited. Board first class. Horses fed. The proprietor offers his services also As notary Public. A Dollar saved is a Dollar made if so write to the Itaw me Marble Wois Laurel Del., Davis & bro., proprietors. For prices on head and foot stones Monument Iron railing and All cemetery work in gen eral and save Money. Davis & bro., Laurel Del. . Pruitt Temperance Ville e. J. Winder Onancock we. T. Rayfield. Belle Haven. R w. Chilton with David b. Taylor & co manufacturers and dealers in Plain stamped and Japan Ned Hollowware 26 s. Now St., Baltimore my

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