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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - November 25, 1908, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Volume xvii Accomac c. H., a. Saturday april 9, number 39 u. 0. Stur0js, Mattoi of kicks a Onancock Ami Accomac u. Will be at court House mondays and wednesdays. Prompt attention to All business. John s. Parsons attorney at Law acco inac c. H., a. Will practice la All courts of aces Uniac and Northampton counties. T. B. Quin by attorney at Law offices accounted. H.,Aud Onancock. Will be at court House wednesdays Aud court Days. Prompt attention to All business. J. W. X. Blackstone j. A. Bundick. Blackstone amp Bundick attorneys at Law acco inac 0. H., a. Will practice in All the state courts. Thos. W. Russell. Attorney at Law acco inac c. A. A. Practices in the courts of Accomac a Aid Northampton counties. N. B. Wescott. B. T. Gunter or. Wescott amp Gunter attorneys at Law offices Accomac c. H., and at Home of n. B. Wescott near Lap Osburg. Practice in All courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. L. Floyd Nock. Attorney at Law and notary Public Accomac c. A. A. Will practice in All courts of acco Muc and Northampton counties. Prompt attention to All business. James h. Fletcher. Or. Atto Mev at Law. A Accomac c. A. practices in All the courts of acco Oliac and Northampton amp Bell a Comack c. Va., a full line of fancy articles drugs oils paints seeds amp cd a kept on hand at lowest prices. A. D. F. Ewell in. D. Druggist a Parksley a. Luealer in drugs. Chemicals toilet an Hancy articles Fine soaps perfumes Patent medicines Combs Brush Bof All kinds Flavouring extracts syringe face powders sponges amp a. A at lowest a prescriptions carefully com pounded Day or night. Otho f. Mears attorney at Law Eastville Northampton county a. Will practice in the court of acco Rnic und Northampton. Stewart k. Powell attorney at Law will practice in All the courts of Accomac and Northampton counties. Office Onancock a. Will be a Quot Accomac c. H., every wed essay and court Days. Or. L. J. Harmanson. Onancock. A. A office hours from 9 a. M., to 5 p. Or Thos. B. Leatherbury Dext st a Onancock. office hours from 9 a. M., to 5 p. Or. S. B. Ward dentist belie Haven Bridge and Crown work a specially. Office of l. F. J. Wilson Stockton ave., Greenbackville a. Notary Public Ancer Aud special special attention meet of foreign Homestead deeds made a specially solicited. General convey collector of claims paid to the adjust and other claims and deeds of Trust. Correspondence Edward l. Anderson Surveyor. Waild town Northampton co., a. Pepsi so to Vlf drawings. R vim Turos of a you of Tuat la 10 be built ceh sex ii Cuy live it will a it us who com Vitou surveying Uono promptly cml at moderate u Price. _ . Broughton so son Hailwood va., avg Kukral los Franck Asknes. Fire. V a beeps Assurance co., of London. Established 1782. Assets Over $8,l x ,000. Fire. Home insurance co., of new York assets Over $9,000,000. Cash capital $8,000,000. Provident savings life of new York All communications will receive our prompt stoves i organs sewing machines embracing Ibe leading makes. Pianos $173 Aud up. Organs $35 Aud up. Sewing machines $18 and up. Prices to suit the times. We defy Competition on cheap for Cash or easy terms. Call on or write to s. C. Mcgrath Onancock. Virginia. I / u 1 l7 to your own a Lully interest and buy your building material from us As we guarantee prices to suit the times. We have in Stock brackets blinds Juncks Lime mouldings mantles laths boors Sash shingles and ail kinds of building material. Goods shipped to All Points of the Eastern Shore when requested. S. K. Martin it co., Harborton Tiios. C. Kellam Onancock va., general broker amp jobber in Road carts at $10 00 Road wagons 20.00 top buggy Side Spring 32.00 a a Side bar 35.00 a a York 37.50 a a Novelty Carriage works 50.00 a a s. J. Whites 60.00 Dayton 45.00 enamel paint 1st class per gallon 90 Iron fencing Btry on a combination fencing. Tombstones,&c.,at lowest prices these Are manufacturers prices you can save Money by dealing with first hands. The famous air tight Heater five Dii Lerent grades and sizes manufactured by Floyd Wells so co., Royersford pa., the Only Heater on the Market we believe to be absolutely air tight having a draft Spring with. Extra heavy a Luing Waich renders the a stoves much More durable ibis season. Stylish in appearance Aud at prices that everyone can Havo a High. Grade stove at a Small Cost. They can be found at the Tol sol lowing places Nelson is Johnson new Church John t. Kelly amp Nottingham Onancock h w. Mears amp Antonio Lettieri p b. Ii s. D. Roberts Bro a w. U. . Eastville Hull j is rebating foist Parksley \ a., by8.2.pai�s&09>. 5�-jobbers for Accomac and Northampton. Vue to longer Supply our seeds to dealers to sell again. At the same time anyone who has bought our seeds of their local dealer during either 1896 or 1897 will be sent our manual of a a everything for the Garden Quot for 1898 Repp provided they apply by letter Ravec and give the name of the local merchant from whom they bought. To All others this magnificent Anual every copy of which costs us 30 cents to place in your hands will be sent free on receipt of 10 cents Stamps to cover postage. Nothing like this Mauai has Ever been seen Here or abroad it is a Book of 200 pages contains 500 engravings of seeds and plants mostly new and these Are supplemented by 6 full size coloured plates of the Best novelties of the season finally our Quot souvenirs seed collection will also be sent without charge to All applicants sending 10 cts. For the manual who will state where they saw this advertisement. Postal car.3 applications will receive no , a european plan 18 to 28 East pra1t Street Baltimore my. Sffir-rooms�?50,75 Aud $.100. Bar amp restaurant attached. ��9 o. A. Fowler manager. Pc. S. Wj1plxs s b0., wooden and Willow Ware. , Cordage matches axe handles. Axle grease. Bar Rel covers. Baskets blacking Blank books glueing bowls churns compasses Broom Racks com Poppers. Butter dishes,iic.,Candle Wicks cheese safes. Clothes ,5rc.,Cocoa Mills Curry coulis corks duster faucets. Fish Hooks Aud lines flour sack alters. Flasks gun Caps ice Cream freezers horse cards keepers Ink kegs lamp burners. Pulleys Lauvers Lap boards amp a. Lemon squeezers Mats measures Marine glasses mucilage. Oakum Oil cans Well buckets. Tubs 4sc. The Field of blood. An effective Sermon on gambling by or. Talmage. 119 South Street Baltimore my. , o va., with Alex. J. Hart successor to Quigley amp Mullen Wilmington del., wholesale grocer and dealer in cigars and tobacco. Orders filled on Day received. Quick transit and lowest prices should commend us to the patronage of the Peninsula. F. A. Davis amp co., wholesale dealers i tobacco Aii Hue cigars. N e Cor. Howard amp German its Baltimore my. Represented by a Frank w. , wholesale grocers. 129 Arch Street Philadelphia a. Represented by r. Fulton Powell Stockton my a carriages and other vehicles also bought in car Load lots by the undersigned and sold at the lowest margin of profit. R. F. u Cor. Pratt so Calvert its. Baltimore my. European plan. Rooms 60 cts. 75 cts. And $1 per Day this House is now open is entirely new and is equipped with All the modern conveniences elevator elec Trie lights electric Ca it Bells steam heat Baths see. Bernaad Reily proprietor. Established 184. Frank c. Bolton Lee b. Bolton boltoen5 bros.,paints, oils and Glass prize medal ready mixed paint. To it a a the family a Taine safeguard machinery oils tar oakum engineers machinists steamship and railway supplies. 413, 420, 422,424 e. Pratt Street Baltimore my. L. W. Groton. . Dought Groton amp Doughty general insurance agents. Have paid for losses in Accomac and Northampton counties $25,085.00 in past three years. Onancock. A. Trio downward i Atli of Tho go Menter totalled out with startling Fidelity. Tho Church not a Tho hulling habits modern gift . A copyright 1s08. By american press association Washington april 8.�?Tho spirit of Hazard in this Syrmou is arraigned by or. Talmage Aud Tho downward path of Tho Gamester is plainly pointed out text. Acts i 19, Quot a Eldamay that is to Eay Tho Field of Tho Mousy that Judas Gnevo for sir Ren Doroug Christ was used to Purchase a graveyard. As Tho Mousy was blood Mousy Tho ground bought by it was called in Tho syriac tongue1 Azeldama Quot meaning Quot Tho Fuhl of Well Thuro is Ono word i want to write today Over ovary Rico Courso Obero wagers Aro staked and Overy poolroom and every gambling Saloon and every table Public or private Obero run Aud women Bot for sums of Money Largo or Small and that is a word with Tho life of innumerable victims Azeldama. Tho gambling spirit which is it All times a stupendous Ovil Over Aud Awuou sweeps Over Tho country Liko an epidemic prostrating Uicon nod thousands. There Lias never Ceu a Worso attack than that from which All Tho villages towns and cities Aro now suffering. While Moug my horrors and readers Aro those who Havo pus cd on into Tho afternoon of life and Tho shadows Aro lengthening and Tho sky with Tho glow of Tho setting Sun a Largo a umber of Thorn Are in Early life and Tho morning is coming Down out of Tho Clear sky upon them Aud Tho Bright air is redolent with Spring blossoms Aud Tho Stream of life gleaming Aud glancing rashes on Between flowery Bauks making music As it goes. Somo of you arc engaged in mercantile Couperus us clerks Aud bookkeepers Aud your whole life is to to passed in Tho exciting world of traffic. Tho sound of Busy life stirs you As Tho dram stirs Tho fiery War Borso. Others Aro in Tho mechanical arts to Hammer Aud chisel your Way through life and Success awaits Yon. Somo Aro preparing for professional life and grand opportunities Aro before Yong nay some of you already Havo buckled on Tho Armor. But whatever your age and calling Tho subject of gambling about which i speak today is pertinent. Some years ago when an association for Tho suppression of gambling was organized an agent of Tho association Camo to a prominent citizen and asked him to Patrou Izo Tho society. To said Quot no i can Havo no interest in such an organization. I am in Howiso affected by the at that very Timo his Sou who was his partner in business was obo of Tho heaviest play tors in a famous gambling establishment. Another refused his Patron go on to Bolsamo ground not knowing that his first bookkeeper though receiving a salary of Only $4,000, was losing from $50 to $100 per night. Tho president of a Railroad company refused to patronize Tho institution saying Quot that society is Good for Tho de Ienuso of merchants but to Railroad Pec Plo Aro not injured by this Ovil Quot not knowing that at that very Timo two of his conductors were spending three nights of each week at Faro tables in now York. Directly or indirectly this Ovil strikes at Tho whole world. What it gambling gambling is the risking of something Moro or 1c69 Valu Oblo in Tho Hope of winning More Thau Yon Hazard. Tho instruments of gaming May differ but the principle is Tho same. The shuffling and dealing cards however full of temptation is not gambling unless stakes Are put up while on Tho other band gambling May to carried on without cards or Dico or billiards or a tenpin Alley. Tho Man who hots on horses or elections on Battles to Man who deals in Quot fancy Quot stocks or conducts a business which hazards extra capital or goes into transactions without foundation but dependent upon what Mon Call Quot Luck Quot is a Gambler. Whatever you expect to get from your Nighbor without off ring an equivalent in Money or Timo or skill is either the product of theft or gaming. Lottery tickets and lottery policies Como into Tho same category. Bazaars for Tho founding of hospitals schools and churches conducted on Tho raffling system come under the same denomination. Do not therefore associate gambling necessarily with Auy instrument or game or time or place or think the principle depends non whether you play for a Glass of wino or Ico Saros of Railroad Stock. A bother you patronize a auction pools a Quot French Mutual so or a bookmaking a whether you employ Faro or billiards Rondo and Kouo cards or Bagatelle Tho very idea of Tho thing is dishonest for it professes to bestow non you a Good for which you give no . This crime is no Newborn sprite but a Haggard transgression tha comos staggering Down under a Ruanto of curses through Many centuries. All nations barbarous and civilized have been us rioted to it. But now to Laws of the whole Civi izod world Denonno the system. Enactments have been passed hut Only partially enforced Aud at times not enforced at All. To men interested in gaming Bouses and in jockey clubs Wield such influence by their numbers and affluence that Tho judge the jury and the police officer must be bold indeed who would array themselves against these infamous establishments. The House of commons of England actually adjourns on Derby Day that members May attend the races and in the Host circles of society in this country today Are Many hundreds of professedly to Spect Ablo men who Are acknowledged Gumb lera hundreds of thousands of dollars in this land Are every Day being won Aud lost through sheer gambling. Says a traveler through the West a i have travelled 1,000 Miles at a time upon the Western Waters Aud seen gambling at every waking moment from the commencement to Tho termination of the Tho Southwest of this country reeks with this sin. In some of those cities every third or fourth Bouse in Many of Tho streets is a gaming Placo and it May to truthfully averred that each of our cities is cursed with this evil Ann Darco of opportunities. Men wishing to Gamb to will find places just suited to their capacity not Only in Tho underground Oyster Collar or at Tho table Buck of Tho curtain covered with Greasy cards or in Tho steam-1 boat smoking Cabin where Tho bloated j wretch with rings ill his ears duals out his pack Aud winks in Tho unsuspecting traveler providing fro drinks All around but in gilded Parlours and amid gorgeous surroundings. This sin works ruin first by providing an stimulant excitement is pleasurable. Under Overy sky Aud in every ago men Havo sought it. We must at times Havo excitement. A thousand voices ill our nature demand it. It is right. It is healthful. It is Inspirit ing. It is n do Siro god Given. But anything that first gratified this appetite and hurls it Back in u terrific reaction is doll Ohrablo and wicked. Look out for the agitation that Liko a rough musician in bringing out the tune plays so hard to Breaks Down Tho instrument. God never made a Man Strong enough to endure Tho Wear Aud tear of gambling excitements. A Young Man having suddenly inherited a Largo property sits at Tho Hazard tables and takes up in a Dice Box the estate won by a fathers lifetimes sweat Aud shakes it Aud tosses it away. Intemperance soon stigmatized its victim kicking him ant a slavering fool into the ditch or tending him with the drunkard s Hiccough staggering up Tho Street where his family lives. But gambling does not in that Way oppose its victims. Tho Gambler May to oaten up by the Gambler s Pushiou yet you Only discover it by Tho greed in his eyes the hardness of his features Tho nervous restlessness Tho thread Haro coat and his Oahu grassed business. Yet to is on Tho Roud to ruin Aud 110 preacher s voice or startling warning or wife s entreaty can make him stay for a moment his headlong career. Tho infernal spell is on him. A giant is aroused within and though you bind him with cables they would part like thread and though Yon fasten him Soven times a round with chains they would snap Liko rusted Wiro Aud though you piled up in his path heaven High bibles tracts and sermons Aud on the top should set the Cress of the son of god Over them All Tho Gambler would leap Liko a Roo Over Tho rocks on his Way to perdition. A face Lama Tho Field of blood in again this sin works ruin by killing Industry. A Man used to reaping scores or hundreds of dollars from the gaming table will not to Content with slow work. will say Quot what is Tho use of trying to make this $50 in my store when i Cun make five times that in half an hour by Tho Dice. A you never knew a confirmed Gambler who was in Distri Ous. Tho men Given to this vice Spud their Timo not actively employed in the Gamo in idleness or intoxication or sleep or in corrupting new victims. This sin bus dulled Tho carpenters saw and Cut the baud of Tho factory wheel sunk the cargo broken Tho Teeth of to Farmers Harrow mid sent a strange lightening to shutter Tho Battery of Tho philosopher. Thu very first idea in gaming is at our with All Tho Indus trips of society. Any Trade or occupation that is of use is ennobling. The Street sweeper advances the interests of society by Tho cleanliness effected. Tho cat pays for the fragments it eats by Clearing Ihu Bonso of vermin. The Fly that takes Tho sweetness from the Dregs of the cup compensates by purifying the air and keeping Back Tho pestilence. But the Gambler gives not anything for that which to takes. I recall that sentence to docs make a return but it is disgrace to Tho Man that i10 fleeces despair to his heart ruin to his business anguish to his wife shame to his children Aud eternal in sting away to his soul. pays in tears and blood and agony and darkness and woo. What Dell work is blowing to the Farmer Licu in Tho Village Saloon in Ono night to makes Aud loses Tho value of a summer Harvest who will want to sell tapes Aud measure Nan keen Aud Cut garments mud weigh sugar when in a nights game Iio makes and loses Aud makes again and loses again Tho profits of a season an example. John Borack was sent As a mercantile agent from Bremen to England and this country. After two years his employers mistrusted Tui All was act right. To was a defaulter for $87,000. It was found that he Hud lost in Lombard Street London $29,000 in Fulton Street new York $10,000, and in now Orleans $3,000 he was imprisoned but afterwards escaped Aud went into the gambling profession. To died in a Lunatic Asylum. This crime is getting its lever under Many a Mercun Tilo House in our cities Aud before Long Down will conic the great establishment crashing reputation Homo Comfort and immortal souls. How it diverts Aud sinks capital May be inferred from Somo authentic statement before us. The Teu gaming houses cent onco Scro authorized in Paris passed through the tanks yearly 325,000,000 francs. Furthermore this sin is the con co of dishonesty. Tho game of Hazard itself is often n cheat. How Many tricks Aud deceptions in the dealing of the cards the opponent s hand is ofttimes found out by fraud. Cards Aro marked so that boy May to designated from the Back. Expert Gamester have their accomplices and one Wink May decide the game. Tho Dice Bavo been found leaded with plan Tina so that doublets come tip every time. These Dice Are introduced cyme gamers unobserved by the honest men who have come into Tho play and this accounts for Tho fact that 99 out of 100 who Gamble however wealthy when they began at the end Are found to be poor Misem Blo Haggard wretches that would not now to allowed to sit in the Doorstep of to Hoose that they once owned. In a gaming House in san Francisco a Young men having just come from to mines deposited a Largo sum upon Tho Aco Aud won $22,000. But the Lido Turus. Intense anxiety comes upon the countenances of ail. Slowly Tho cards went Forth. Every Eyo is fixed. Not a sound is Beard until the Ace is revealed favourable to the Hank. Thero Are shouts of a foul foul a hut Tho keepers at Tho tables product their pistols Aud the uproar is silenced Aud the Bank has won $95,000. Do Yon Call this a game of Chance Thero is no Chance about it. Notice also the effect of this crime upon Domestic happiness. It has sent its ruthless Plo share through hundreds of families until the wife sat in i Raes and the daughters Wero disgraced anti Tho sous grow up to to same Luminous practices or took a Short Cut to destruction across to murderer s scaffold. Homo has lost All charms for Tho Gaui Hlor. How Tamo Are Tho children a caresses and a wife s Devotion to to Gamb Lcarl How drearily Tho Firo Burns 011 Tho Domestic Hearth i Thero must be louder laughter and something to win and something to lose an excitement to drive Tho heart faster fillip the blood and Firo the imagination. No Home however Bright can keep Back the Gamester. The Sweet Call of Lovo Bounds Hack from his Iron soul and All endearments Are consumed in Tho Firo of Bis passion. To family Zeiblo will go after All other treasures Aro lost mud if Bis Crown in heaven were put into his hand he would cry a hero goes i one Moro game my boys. On this Ono throw i stake my Crown of a Young Man in London on coming of ago race ipod a Fortune of $120,000, and through gambling in three years i was thrown on his a Notor for support. An Only son went to now Orleans. was Rich intellectual and Lugnot in manners. His parents gave him on his departure from Homo their last Blessing. Tho sharper got hold of him. They flattered him. They lured him to Tho gaming table and let him win almost Overy Timo for a Good Whilo Aud patted him on the Back and said a first rate but fully in their grasp they fleeced him and his $30,000 Wero lost. Last of All he put up his watch and lost that. Then to began to think of his Homo and of Bis old futher and Mother and wrote thus Quot my beloved parents Yon will doubtless Foel a momentary Joy at the reception of this letter from the child of Yoor bosom on whom you Havo lavished All the favors of your declining years. But should a feeling of Joy for a moment Spring up in your hearts when you should have received this from me cherish it not. I Havo fallen deep never to Rise. Those Gray hairs that i should Havo honoured Aud protected i Shab bring Down in sorrow to the grave. I will not Erse my destroyer but of May god avenge the wrongs and impositions practice upon the unwary in a Way that shall Best please him i this my dear parents is the last letter you will Over receive from me. I humbly Pray your forgiveness. It is my dying prayer. Long before you will have received this from me Tho cold grave will have closed upon me forever. Life to to is insupportable. 1 cannot nay i will not suffer Tho bume of having ruined Yon. Forget Aud forgive is the dying prayer of your us Forturato Tho old father came to the Post office got the letter Aud fell to Tho floor. They thought to was dead at first but they brushed Hack the White hair from his brow Aud fanned him. had Only fainted. Quot Azeldama Tho Field of blood in when things go wrong at a gaming table they shout a foul full Quot Over All the gaming tables of the world i cry out Quot foul foul infinitely foul in gift enterprises. Quot gift stores Aro us Nodan throughout the coup try. With a Book or knife or sewing machine or coat or Carriage there goes a prize. At Ali so stores peo Plo get something thrown in with their Purchase. It May be a Gold watch or a get of Silver a ring or a farm. Sharp Way to get off unsaleable goods. It has filled the loud with fictitious articles and covered up our population with brass Finger rings and despoiled the moral sense of Tho Community Aud is fast making us a nation of gamblers. The Church of god has not seemed willing to allow Tho world to have All the adv Autano of those games of Chance. A eur cd Bazaar opens Aud toward the close it is found that Somo of the More valuable articles Aro unsaleable. Forthwith Tho conductors of Tho Enterprise conclude that they will raffle for some of Tho valuable articles mud Nandor pretence of anxiety to Moke their minister a present or please some popular member of the Church fascinating persons Aro dispatched through the room Pencil in band to a solicit shares Quot or perhaps each draws for his own advantage and scores of people go Homo with their trophies thinking that it is All right for Christian ladies did Tho embroidery and Christian men did Tho raffling Aud the proceeds went toward a new communion set. But you May depend on it that As far As morality is concerned you might As Well have won by to crack of the billiard Ball or the turn of the Dico Box. Do you wonder that churches built lighted or upholstered by such processes As that come to great financial and spiritual decrepitude the Devil says Quot i helped to build that House of worship and i have As much right there As Yon have Quot and for once the Devil is right. To do not read that they had a lottery for building the Church at Corinth or at Antioch or for getting up an embroidered surplice for st. Paul. Ail Faie i style ecclesiastical gambling. More than one Man who is destroyed can say that his first step on the wrong Road was when to won something at a Cut a fair. To gambling spirit has not Stop id for any indecency. There transpired in Maryland a lottery in which people Drew for Lota in a burying ground. The modern Batt of betting about everything is productive of immense mischief. The most healthful end innocent amuse meets of yachting Aud baseball playing have been to occasion of putting up excited and extravagant wagers. That which to re buy has been advantageous to body and mind has been to others Tho Means of financial and moral loss. Tho custom is pernicious in the extreme where scores of men in respectable life give themselves up to betting now on this boat now on that now on this Ball club now on that. Betting that once was chiefly the accompaniment of the race course is fast becoming a National habit and in some circles any opinion advanced on Fiu auce or politics is accosted with Tho interrogation Quot How much will you bet on that sir Quot this custom May make no Appeal to slow lethargic temperaments but there Are in Tho country tens of thousands of Quick nervous sanguine excitable temperaments ready to be acted upon and their feet will soon take bold on death. For Somo months and perhaps for years they will linger in the Moro polite and elegant Circle of Gamester but after awhile their pathway will come to the fatal plunge. Career of the Gambler. Shall i sketch the history of to Gambler lured by bad company he finds his Way into a place where honest men ought never to go. sits Down to his first game but Only for pastime and Tho desire of Beine thou Cut Socia Bio. The players Deal ont the cards. They unconsciously play into satan s hands who takes All the tricks and both Tho players souls for Trumps be being a sharper at any Gamo. A slight stake is put up just to add interest to the play. Game after Gamo is played. Larger stakes and still larger. They begin to move nervously on their chairs. Their brows lower Aud eyes Flash until now they who win mud they who lose fired Ali to with passion sit with set jaws and compressed lips and clinched fists and eyes like fireballs that seem starting from their sockets to dec the final turn before it Oomes if losing Pule with envy and tremulous with a uttered oaths cast Back Rcd Bot non the heart or winning with hysteric laugh a Quot a a i i Havo it a a few years have passed Aud to is Only Tho wreck of a Man. Seating himself at Tho Gamo Oroho throws the first card he stakes thu last relic of Bis wife a the Marrugo ring which scaled the solemn vows Between them. To game is lost and staggering Back in a Baas Tion to dreams. The Bright hours of the past mock his agony and in Bis dreams fiends with eyes of Firo and Toug Ces of flume Circle about him with joined hands to dance and sing their orgies with hellish chorus chanting Quot Hail brother Quot kissing his Clammy forehead until their loathsome locks flowing with serpents crawl into his bosom and sink their Sharp fangs and suck up Bis Lifeblood and coiling around his heart Pinch it with chills and shudders unutterable. Take warning Yon Are no stronger than tens of thousands who have by this practice been overthrown. No Young Man in our cities can escape being tempted. Beware of the first beginnings this Road is a Down Grade and every instant increases the momentum. Launch not non this treacherous sea. Splint bulks strew Tho Beach. Everlasting storms howl up and Down tossing unwary Craft into the Holl Gate. I speak of what i have 6een with my own eyes. To a Gambler s deathbed there comes no Hope. will probably die alone. His former associates come not nigh his dwelling. When the hour comes Bis miserable soul will go ont of a miserable life into a miserable eternity. As Bis poor remains pass the House where be was ruined old companions May look out for a razor font and say Quot there goes the old carcass dead at last a but they will not get up from to table. Lola him Down into his grave. Plant no treo to cast its Shade there for the Long deep eternal gloom that settles Obure is Shadow enough. Plant no Quot forget me no tsp or Eglantine around the spot for Flowers Wero not made to grow on such a blasted Heath. Visit it not in to Sunshine for that would be mockery but in the dismal night when no stars Wero ont and Tho spirit of darkness Como Down horsed on the wind then visit the grave of the Gambler. The Boom in mules. Early French explorers. The work of Cartier Clamp Ian and others in the great lakes. W. S. Harwood writes in st. Nicholas of a the great or. Harwood says Jacques Cartier who shipped from st. Malo in 1534, explored the coast of Newfoundland and made the circuit of the Gulf of st. Lawrence and he did much else too for new France in opening up negotiations with the Many tribes of indians who thronged thousands Strong Aud Friendly from All the regions in and about Quebec and Montreal and Ottawa and Kingston. Another Mariner of st. Maloy Francis Grove began the colonization of the land. About 1670, in Franco Samuel de Champlain was born Aud when lie reached the ago of Early manhood he too joined in the new world exploration in Tho Region above Tho great lakes. Tho Kings of France were much interested in the new land Aud did All in their Power not Only to explore the Region but to colonize and develop it. Champlain in 1015, made an expedition up the Ottawa River and penetrated As far As into georgian Bay thus touching on the Waters of Lako Huron. In 16is Etienne Brule an old interpreter Como into Champlain scamp with the news of the discovery of Lake Superior. Lako Erie with Ontario was probably discovered some time earlier than this. Nicollet in 1634, started in a Canoe from the head of georgian Bay skirted the Eastern and Northern ebors of Huron and at last found himself at Sault Ste. Mario or the Falls of st. Mary now shortened to Quot Soo Quot a Tho first White Man it is believed to reach this key to the Noble Lake beyond. went As far As Green Bay on Lake Michigan and so the various lakes at last came into the actual knowledge of Tho explorers and were no longer myths. But As these French explorers continued to develop new and hitherto undreamed of possibilities of Empire the English began to take deep interest in the Region an interest Little less marked than that they were then taking in their schemes of colonization in Virginia and Massachusetts. Again and again through the years that follow the threads Cross and re Cross not weaving a Beautiful garment of Harmony but tangling in a wretched snarl a Patchwork of disputes Between the nations. Entanglement followed eur tangle meet wars harassed the Laud until at last the English were masters of the Northern Lake Region for All Timon unless some Day to Shell see Tho stars and stripes floating from the Heights of Quebec _ warned by a Thistle. It was thought by the Danes to to cowardly to attack an enemy after Nightfall hut on one occasion they deviated from their usual Rule. On they crept noiselessly Aud unobserved in their Bare feet upon the unsuspecting Scotchman. When near the Camp one of the Danes trod non a Thistle Aud in his pain cried out. Tbi3 aroused the sleeping Scotchman Aud they gave the alarm. The Danes were Defeated with terrible loss of life Aud Ever since that time the Thistle has been the insignia of Scotland with the motto Quot Nemo me Imp nue Lack suit Quot a Philadelphia record. In Vicuna the height of a House must not exceed 32 foot the floor of the last Story must not be More than 65.6 feet above Tho level of the Street. When the ground slopes this measure must be taken from the highest Point the House must not have More than five stories including the cellar and attic they Are increasing where other farm Almalu Are becoming fewer. The average value of an american mule or More properly the value of an average mule is $40, and in most states of the country a mule is Worth More than a horse. By the bulletin issued by the department of agriculture on March 8, Tho live Stock returns of the country were approximately horses 14,000,000 mules 2,200,000 milk cows 10.000.000 sheep 38,000,000 Swilo 39.000, of Opp. Horses cows oxen and Swine and especially horses decreased below Tho totals of last year and to year before. Tho number of sheep Aud Miles increased and in proportion to the number of them Miles increased More rapidly than Auy other. There Are now 1,000,000 fewer horses in this country than there were two years ago and 4he number is steadily declining in consequence of Tho use of electricity on Street railroads the popularity of bicycles and motor carriages and the Superior endurance Aud smaller Cost of maintenance of Miles. The american mule has been criticised adversely by essayists humorists persons considering themselves humorists and superficial observers of american life manners and customs but it is a fact especially in the states of the South and Southwest that the american male is an important Factor in agricultural development he is a willing beast cheaply maintained never Likely to run away not subject to the ailments Aud disabilities which unfit Tho horse for much hard service and better Able to stand the climatic conditions. There Are four states in which mules Are very numerous Missouri Texas Georgia and Tennessee. There Are 800,000 mules by the last official report in Texas and the Valuo of them is in excess of $ 10,000,000. Louisiana has fewer a but letter mules and All the Golf states Aro represented largely by thie farm animal. South Carolina has More mules than horses by nearly 50 per cent. Georgia has More mules than horses and almost in Tho same proportion. The average value of a horse on a farm in Georgia is $48, Tho average value of a mule is $62, and cows Are sold for $20. Florida possibly on account of the flatness of the state and the moisture has few Miles but in Alabama Tho number of mules and of horses is almost identical there is Only difference of a couple of Hundred Between the two in the state with 130,000 of each. In the Western states and particularly in the Northwest mules Aro not numerous being used principally in mines. Recently an ingenious inventor has devised a plan for doing away with this employment of Miles by substituting an Electrio appliance Lor the cartage of Ore. In California and especially in Southern California in agricultural operations the number of mules is considerable and it is moreover increasing. At to beginning of 1868 there were Only 850,000 mules in the United states. In 1880 there were 1,700,000. Since 1893 the number of horses has been steadily new York Sun. Tears on a wedding gown a Young woman of this City who is about to to married had a Call recently which was in the nature of a Surprise and affected her unpleasantly Liko a decree of Fate. She was summoned to the parlor where a Young woman of her own age awaited her but who was evidently very differently situated in life and who was now weeping softly. A i Havo called to make an apology Quot said the girl Between her sobs. A i am a seamstress employed by miss Smith who is making your wedding gown. There Are several of us girls working on it but today i got to thinking and then Wab nervous and cried and some of my tears dropped on the a and rained it a suggested the owner of the gown with a tragic motion. Quot no Thero was no damage done but miss Smith was very angry and said it meant bad Luck to cry Over a wedding gown and she discharged me. I am very sorry and i done to believe such a trifling thing can bring you any harm and i thought if you would be kind enough to ask her miss Smith would Tako me Back. I know she would not refuse then this fortunate Yonng woman said a i would t have had it happen for the world the tears i Means and i think miss Smith did perfectly right to discharge you before Yon had ruined other wedding gowns. It should be a lesson and she showed to Niobe of fashionable dressmaking to the times Herald. -. In can Ltd a dignity. A cat May look at the King but there the License stops. It is not permissible to laugh in the face of Royalty. The gentlemen of the Philadelphia produce Exchange who with their ladies recently enjoyed a pleasant excursion to Washington arc no exceptions to this Rule which 6eeros to apply to All Royal personages regardless of color. Esqueen Liliuokalani of Hawaii still considers herself a Royal personage and 6be maintains a Small court about her in her apartments in the Ebbitt House at Washington. Every evening after dinner she repairs to Tho Public parlor of the hotel and holds informal receptions. She is glad to meet All especially american gentlemen who care to shake hands with her and Chat about her country. Among those of the produce Exchange party who took Tho Opportunity of meeting her last week were James d. Ferguson president of the Exchange and several ladies of his party. Thoy chatted with the sex Queen for a few minutes and then moved off to a Distant Corner of Tho parlor and soon after forgot All about her. They were talking Over one of the amusing events of the Day the recollection of which prompted to ladies to laugh rather heartily. Instantly the sex Queens Dusky Secretary stalked across the floor and scowling upon the party demanded Quot what for Yon laugh at my Queen a Tho ladie9 were astounded. Quot you re mistaken Quot said or. Ferguson. A a we Weron Otlang id at your Quot yes Yon laugh at my Queen a persisted the Secretary. The Queen herself looked very angry. Or. Ferguson and his party left the room and then they did laugh at the Queen and her record. _

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