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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - October 16, 1907, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Volume Xvi Accomac o h., a saturday. February 20 i number 33 t. B. Quinby Alto Ruoy it i in offices acco Quaco. H., will be at court House wednesdays and court Days. L prompt attention to All business. J. A. G. Glue Stone. .1. A. Burdick Blackstone amp Burdick. Attorneys at Law Accomac c. 11. Is. Will practice in All the state courts. Til of. W. Russell. Attorney it Luw Aee Omae c. H., a. Practices in the courts of acct Mac and Northampton counties. X. R. Wescott. B. T. Gunter or. Wscott amp Gunter attorneys-at-l.a\v. Offices Ascot inc c. A. And at Home blmst0ne& Bell Accomac c. V., druggists a full line of fancy articles. Drugs oils paints seeds &c., kept on hand tit lowest prices. A. B. F. Ewell m. D. Druggist a Parksley 1 it Ealter in drugs. Chemicals t01le1 and fancy articles will practice in All courts of acco Pine soaps perfumes Patent Mac Northampton in it unities. A Tod 1 Oil of Pam Lii uni she a of n. B. Wescott. Uear Mapps Burg. Practice in All courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I. Nock. Art Rucy at Law and notary Public acct Mac c. A. \ a. attention to All business. James Fletcher. Or. Attorney it Law. A acct Mac c. A. .�? practices in All the courts of acco a Uduc and Norlham Upcott counties. Otho f. Mear5s. A to o Rue y a it la w. East Ville. Nort Sianii it ton county a. Will practice in the courts of Aero i a Cam Northampton. Stewart k. Loavell. At Forue at Law _. Will practice in All tie courts of Accomac Aud Northampton counties. , a. For the Avill be at Accomac 0. H., every Aud court Days. Medicines Combs brushes of All kinds Flavouring extracts syringes face powders sponges amp a. A at lowest ii prescriptions carefully com pounded Day or night. Go to l. .1. Hasnai son. W. M. Sturgis dus. A i Manson amp Quot Turonis a dentists a . A i. Will visit Parksley second monday of each month. A lice hours from 9 a. In., to 5 p. M. . B. Leather Bury Dix list a a Aucock Effie hours from 0 a. A. To it it. M. I a s. B. Ward dentist Belle Haven a. B Ridge Aud Crown work a i specially. D. Frank White a county Surveyor a Parks lev. Acct Mac county. oilers his services to citizens of account and Northampton. Thoroughly equipped with latest and Best instruments. Cd ii i Nottingham general sons francs agents. A Aud dealer iut Fin i buggies mowing machines the rambler bicycle end other Good makes tombstones &c., amp a. Onancock. A. Is. W. Bull Khaton a son Hailwood va., y sex Krai is crack agents. Fire. Phoenix co., of Loudon. Established 17s2. Assets Over $8,000,000. Fire. _ Home insurance co. Of new York assets Over $9.000,000. Cash capital $0,000,000. Provident savings life of new York. All will receive our prompt at Teunion. Edward l. Anderson Surveyor Wari Itow co., a. Miami xes. I Lactates of n mute i m i to be Bushell of a it Utu let a it whom cd uilet�? a Survey ii promptly. 0.1 Monera to pric. 9 experience sixteen i cars am a study of tie business in ii general was has enabled me to lit to a whose sight was failing because of advancing age presbyopia and those who were nearsighted myopic hut where astigmatism or uus a peculiarity of the sight existed i was obliged to refer the customer to a cite Oculi st. Not sat is lied to do a business that 1 could not do properly. I determined to study refraction. 1 secured tin Best works on that Subj at. Quot Han Ridge on by talus Hartridge. F. R. C. A. A Wel recognized authority on optics am refraction Aud these i studied Well t a so attend d lectures at the new York optical school last. Fall Ami bought the Best Quality testing Case and nut lit at $100. And feel jus Lili i in making tie announcement that. 1 am now ready to prescribe for and Correct the vision of almost any and All conditions of the Eye where glasses Are needed. The Liberal patronage extended to me during the sixteen years 1 have been in business Here encourages me to enter this new Field in connection with my regular business Anil believe my customers will be glad to know that they can get properly fitted glasses without the trouble and expense of going to the City. No charges at present for examination of eyes. Hisses ground to order in new York when special lenses arc needed. Those coming from a distance would do a veil to notify me by card. Respectfully j no. W. Duncan Wjk Walkr Ora cock a. A i inc watches. Clocks jewelry silverware and spectacles. A Best and always to obtain tie a lowest possible prices. Reis1nger. Wholesale Aud retail dealers in All kids of furniture carpets Oil cloths matting stoves refrigerators baby carriages and All sorts of Monse Milim xvii. Reisinger amp son 112 Columbia ave., and Oil to 638 Portland st., Cor. Greene st. Baltimore my. City Aud suburban ears pass the door. Look us up it will pay you. Represented by s. Gladding. Co cd o g3 is q in a o a x1 co and jewelry repaired on Short notice. I have for Sale watches. Quot clocks j jewelry spectacle Eye glasses Anil silverware in Many styles and at lowest prices. We. Sartorius Pocomoke City. My. To will be at acct Mac c. Every Enort Day. I 0 Gir by buying your jewelry of j. Adelstein. Onancock a practical watchmaker amp jeweler. We have just received a Large Liue of All the latest style goods including watches. Clocks jewelry spectacles and silverware of All kids. We have reduced our prices very Low to suit the times. Special attention paid to repair work on Fine watches clocks spectacles and jewelry of All kinds at greatly reduced i prices. All work warranted to j be first class. Highest prices paid for old Gold and Silver. Will be at Accomac c. H.,every court Dav for repairing. Of. S. Waples 4 00. Fifita Aii Willow fare. Brooms brushes corp Laje matches axe handles Axle grease barrel covers baskets blacking Blank books glueing bowls churns compasses Broom packs Corn Poppers butter dishes &c., a Caudle Wicks cheese safes clothes hamper &c., Cocoa dippers Coffee Mills Curry Combs corks dusters faucets fish Hooks Aud lines flour sacks halters flasks gun cans ice Cream freezers Lorse cards keepers Ink Keg a quip burners to. Pulleys lanterns Lap boards Lennon squeezers Mats measures Marine glasses mucilage oakum Oil Chub. Well buckets tubs amp a 119 South Street. Baltimore. My. W. E. Doughty with Peter Rose amp sons wholesale of folded Hall parts leather Fly nets leather and web halters saddlery goods. . Cor. Light amp Lombard sta., Baltimore my. Dull Mason. Freil Johnson. Livery pij1 Sale and \ i Exchange u1 Ables run in Coupe Tiou with hotel Mason new Church station a Jou sox amp Mason proprietors. All trains Mot and passengers conveyed to any part of Peninsula at fair rates Aud with Comfort and dispatch. Cemetery work. Monuments headstones tablets of new and b Autull to Sigda in Marble a or. Ornalik Gaddess Bros no. G w. Fayette st., and 314 South Charles Street Baltimore my. A Dollar saved is a Dollar made if so. Write to the Laurel Marble works Laurel Del.,�?T Davis amp bro., proprietors. For prices on head and foot stones Monument Iron railing and All cemetery work in Gen eral and save Money. Davis fit bro., Laurel Del. Agents a. Pruitt Temperance Ville e. J. Winder Onancock we. T. Raki old. Belle Haven. Re. Chilton 1513 i with do vib b. Taylor amp co. Manufacturers and dealers in Plain stamped and Japan Ned full Waif hollow Ware 26 s. Si., Baltimore my ate grass As an of. Rev. D/1. Talmage shows How a King was humiliated. No Urci a or Tel Ami strange scene to enforce it i Toful Leiu Ion the desecration of sacred things in to of the Sabbath. Washington feb. 14.�?dr. Talmage la this Sermon uses u weird und strip Giro Secco of ancient times to illustrate Trio behaviour of modern people who desecrate sacred things Aud for their arro Enuco pet a bad Tumble. His subject was Quot a King eating grass and the text Daniel la 88, a the same hour was to thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar and to was driven from Neit Aud did Cut grass us Oncu und his body was wet will tie Dew of heaven till his hairs were grown like eagles feathers and his nails like Birds better Shade your eyes lest they to put out with the up louder of Babylon As some inborn aug you walk out with Nebuchadnezzar 011 the suspension Bridges which Mug from the House tops and he shows you tie Vust Ness of his realm. As the Sun kindles the dome with almost insufferable and the great streets Thunder up their Jun a into the ear of the Monarch and armed towers stand around adorned will the a jails of conquered empires Nebuchadnezzar Waves ids hand above tie san to Udo us scene and exclaims a is not this great Babylon that i Liao built for the House of tie King glom by the might of my Power and for the Honor of my majesty Quot but in an instant All that splendor is goo from his vision for u voice fulls from the heaven saying Quot of King Nebuchadnezzar to thee it is Slacken. The kingdom is departed from the and they shill thrive thee from men and thy dwelling shall he with the beasts of the held. They shall make Theo to eat Graas As oxen and seven years shall puss Over thee until Elliou know that Trio most High Ruleth in the kingdom of men and Iveth it to whomsoever he one hour from the time that to made the boast lie is of the Wuy to the Fields a maniac und Rushing into the forests he becomes one of Trio boasts covered with eagles feathers for Protection from the Enlil and his nails growing to Birds claws in order that be might dig the Earth for roots Aud climb tie Trees for nuts. Of Toto i toil to Ltd lion. You Seo there is a great variety in the scriptural landscape. In several discourses to have looked at Nious tutus of excellence but now to look Down into a great dark chasm of wickedness As we Como to speak of Nebuchadnezzar. God in Liis word sets before is the Beauty of self Dou Iid of sobriety of Devotion of courage and then lest we should not thoroughly understand him he introduced Daniel and Paul and Deborah is illustrations of those Virtues. God also Speaks to its in his word is to the Liao fullness of Pride of Folly of impiety and lest to should not thoroughly understand him introduces Nebuchadnezzar is Toto impersonation of these forms of depravity. The former Stylo of character is a Lighthouse showing us a Way into a Safo Harbor Aud the latter style of character is a Black buoy swinging of the rocks to show where vessels wreck themselves. Thanks unto god for both Tho buoy and the Lighthouse the Host of Nebuchadnezzar is thundering it the Gates of Jerusalem. The Crown of that sacred City is struck into Tho dust by Tho hand of baby Onish insolence. The vessels of the Temple which had never been desecrated by profane touch were ruthlessly seized for sacrilege and transportation. Oil want a sad hour when those jews it Tho command of Tho invading army arc obliged to leave tie borne of their nativity How their hearts must have been wrung with anguish when of the Day they do parted they heard the trumpets from the top of the Temple announcing the Hoar for morning sacrifice and saw the a Tonoko of the altars ascending around Tho holy Hill of Zion for Well they knew that in a far Distant land they would never hear that trumpet Call nor behold the Majestic ascent of the sacrifice i behold those captives of Tho Road front Jerusalem to Babylon worn and weary they Dure not halt for roundabout Are armed men urging them on with Hoot Uttz shout and blasphemy. Aged Niou tottered along of their Staves weeping that they Ronld not Lay their Bones in the sleeping place of their fathers Aud children wondered at the length of Tho Way and sobbed themselves to sleep when the night had fallen. It seemed As if at every step a heart broke. But at a turn of the Roud Babylon suddenly Springs upon Tho View of the captives with its gardens and Piil urea. A shout goes no from the army As they behold their Nativo City but not not one Huzzah is Beard from Tho captives. These exiles saw no splendor there for it was not Home. The euphrates did not have tie Tutor gleam of Tho Brook Kedron or the Pool of Siloam. The Willows of baby Lou of which they Bung their untuned harps were not As Graceful is the Trees which at Tho foot of mount Moriah seemed to weep at the departed glory of a duh Aud All Tho fragrance that descended from the Hung aug gardens upon that great City was not so Sweet As one breath of the acc it and frankincense that the High pric st kindled in tie Sanctuary at Jerusalem. On a certain night a Little while after these captives had been brought to his City is scared with a night vision. A bad. Man s Pillow is Apt to be stuffed with deeds and forebodings which keep talking in the night he will find that the eagles Down in his Pillow will stick him like Porcupine quills. The ghosts of old transgressions Are sure to wander about in the darkness and Beckon and Hiss. Yet when the morning came he found that the vision had entirely fled from him. Dreams drop no anchors and therefore Are Apt to sail away before we can fasten them. Nebuchadnezzar Calls All the Wise men of the land into his pre Soncs demanding that by their necromancy they explain his dream. They of course fall. Then their wrathful King issues an edict with is Little sense of mercy ordering Tho slaying of All the Learned men of the country. But Daniel the Prophet comes in with the interpretation just in time to save the Wise men and tie jewish captives. Pride and ruin. My friends do you not see that Pride and ruin ride in the Siruno Saddle so Oti Tiu Jutro Uius la Soho of All the Earth and then Sou him gonzo with the sheep and tie Cuttle Pride is commander will plumed nil Capar ironed but it leads Forth a dark and frowning Host. The arrows from Tho almighty s quiver arc Apt to strike a Man when on the Wing. Goliath shakes his great Spear in Duji Iutok but Tho smooth stores from the Brook make him stagger mid fall like an of Burtor a Butcher s bludgeon. who is Down cannot full. Vessels scudding us Der Bare poles do not feel the fore of the storm Obilo those with All sails set capsize at Tho sudden descent of Tho tempest. Remember hint we can be As proud of on Lin Utility us of anything else. An list Licous walked the streets of Athens with u ragged Clunk to demonstrate his humility hut Soo rules declared he could Soo the hypocrisy through Tho holes in his cloak we would All see ourselves smaller than we Are if we were is philosophic is Saver us he out Soror of Home who said at Tho close of his life "1 have been everything and every thing is and when Hie urn that was to contain Liis ashes was at his command brought to him to said Quot Little urn Tenn Shalt contain one for whom the world was too do you not also learn from the misfortune of this King of Babylon Liat a terrible thing is Tho loss of reason there is no calamity hint can possibly befall us lit this world so Grent 11s derangement of intellect to have Tho body of Man and yet to foil even below the instinct of n brute. In this world of Horrill sights the most Horrillo is the idiots Start in this world of horrible sounds the Mast horrible is Tho maniacs Lugli. A vessel driven on the rocks when hundreds go Down never to Rise and other hundreds drug their mangled und shivering bodies Apon Ilia Winter s Beach is nothing compared to Tiu foundering of intellects full of vast Hopes und attainments und capacities. Christ a Hurt went out toward those who were epileptic falling into tie fire or maniacs cutting themselves among Trio tombs. We arc accustomed to be More grateful for physical health than for Tho troja a working of our mind. To Aro Apt to to kit for grunted that Tho intellect which has served us so Well will always be faithful. To forgot that an engine of such tremendous Power whore the wheels have such vastness of Circle and such swiftness of motion and Trio least impediment might put it out of gear con Only he kept in proper balance by a divine hand. No human hand could Engineer the Ruiu of immortal faculties. How strange it is that our memory of Whoso shoulders All Tho misfortunes and successes and occurrences of a lifetime arc placed should not Oft eur break Down and that Tho Scales of judgment which Havo been weighing so much and so Long should not lose their adjustment and that fancy which holds n dangerous Wand should not sometimes maliciously wave it bringing into the heart forebodings and hallucinations the most appalling is it not strange that this mind which Hopes so Tunch in its mighty leaps for the attainment of its objects should not be dashed to pieces Oil its disappointments though so delicately tuned this instrument of untold Hur Muny plays of though four shakes it and vexations rack it and sorrow and Joy and loss Aud gain in Quick succession beat out of it their Dirge or toss from it their Anthem. At morning und it night when in your prayer you rehearse the causes of your thanksgiving next to the salvation by Jesus Christ Praise Tho lord for Tho preservation of your reason. Ilu served n 1 . Seo also in this Story of Nebuchadnezzar the use that god makes of bad men. Tho actions of Tho wicked Are used is instruments for the punishment of wickedness in others or of the illustration of some principle in the divine government sub served both purposes. Even so i will go Back with you to Tho history of every reprobate that the world has Ever seen and i will show you How to a great extent Liis wickedness was limited in its destructive Power and How god glorified himself in the overthrow und disgrace of his enemy. Babylon is full of abomination and wicked Cyrus destroys it. Persia fills Trio cup of its iniquity and vile Alexander puts a end to it. Mue Edou must to chastised and bloody Emilius does it. Tho Bastille is to be destroyed und corrupt Napoleon accomplishes it. Even so selfish and wicked men Are often made to accomplish great and glorious purposes. Jaseph a Brethren wore guilty of super Gutive perfidy and menu Ness when they sold him into slavery for about $7, Yot How they must have been overwhelmed with the truth that god never forsakes Tho righteous when they saw to had become the prime minister of Egypt i pharaoh oppresses the israelite will the must diabolic tyranny yet stand still und seethe salvation of god. The plagues descend the locusts and Trio Hail and the destroying Angel showing that there is n god who will Dorfeuil Tiu cause of his people and finally after the israelite have passed through the parted sea behold in Tho wreck of the drowned army that gods enemies Are chaff in a whirlwind in some financial panic Tho righteous suffered with the wicked. Houses and stores Aud shops in a night fontis Rcd on the Rook of bankruptcy and healthy credit without wanting dropped dead in the 6trcct, and Money ran up Tho Long ladder of 28 per cent to laugh Down upon those who could not climb after it. Dealer with pockets full of securities stood shouting in the deaf ears of bunks. Men rushed Down the streets with pro Toston notes after them. Those who before found it hard to spend their Money were left without Money to spend. Labourers went Home for want of work to see hunger in their chair at Tho table Aud upon the Hearth. Winter blew his breath of Frost through fingers of icicles and sheriffs with attachments dug among the cinders of fallen storehouses and whole cities joined in Tho Long funeral procession marching to the grave of Send fortunes and a fallen Commerce. Verily Tho righteous suffered with the wicked but generally the wicked had the worst of it. Splendid estates that had come together through schemes of wickedness were dashed to pieces like a Potter s vessel and god wrote with letters of fire amid the ruin and destruction of reputations and estates that were thought impregnable the old fashioned truth which centuries ago he wrote in his Bible a Otlie Way of the wicked he turn ctr upside Down. Quot As the stars of heaven Are reflected front the Waters of the Earth even so gods great and magnificent purposes Are Refl cited Buck gum Khotan Tuigg sen of Liu Niqui Quot passion and turmoil. As the voice of it Sweet song uttered among Trio mountains May be uttered Buck front Tho cavernous Home of wild beast and rocks split and Thunder scarred. �0 the great harmonics of god s Providence Uro rung Back from Trio darkest caverns of tills sin struck Earth. Sennacherib and Abl Melcoch and Herod and Judas and Nero and Nebuchadnezzar though they struggled like boasts unbroken to the Load were put into a Yoke where they wore compelled to help draw ahead gods great projects of mercy. Again let us learn Tho lesson that men can he guilty of polluting the sacred vessels of the Temple nud carrying them Newny to Babylon. The sacred vessels in Tho Temple it Jerusalem were Tho cups and plates of Gold and Silver with which Tho rites und ceremonies wore celebrated. Trio Luying of Heathen hands upon them no the currying them off As spoils were an unbounded offence to the lord of Tho Temple. Yet Nebuchadnezzar committed this very sacrilege. Though that wicked King is gone the silts he inaugurated walk up and Down Tiu Earth Ersing it from Century to Century. The sin of desecrating sacred things is committed by those who on sacramental Day take the communion cup Obilo their conversation and deeds All show that Liev live Down in Babylon. How solemn is the sacrament it is a time for vows a Lime for repentance a time for Faith. Sinai stands near with its fire split Clouds and Calvary with its victim. The holy spirit broods Over Toto scene and the glory of heaven seems to gather in the Sanctuary. Vile indeed must that Man be who will come in from Liis idols Aud in repented follies to take hold of the snored vessels of the Teuila o thou Back with you to Babylon tie Italy Day. Those also desecrate sacred things who use tin Sabbath for any other than religions purposes. This holy Day was let Down from heaven amid the intense Sec a rarities of Tiu week to remind us that we Are immortal and to allow us preparation for an endless stale of happiness. It is a Green spot in tie hot Desort of this world that gushes with fountains and Waves with pit Len Trees. This is Tho time to shake tie dust from the Robes of our piety and 111 tie tents of Israel Sharpen our swords for future conflict heaven Tomt seems so far off 011 other Days alights upon the Earth and to song of heavenly choirs and Trio Litsun a of the we into Robed seem to Mitioglo with our earthly worship. We hear Tho wailing infant of Bethlehem and Tho Hummer stroke of the Curzon term a weary soil Iun Zarc the and the prayer of Geth Sonia be Aud the bitter cry of Golgotha glory to unto the lord of the Sabbath 1 with that Cue Day in seven god divides this great sea of business and Gayety that so dry shod to May pass Between to worldly business of tie past und Tho worldly business of the future but to Many Trio Sabbath comes ouly is a Day for neighbourhood visiting Field rambling hold lounging and political Ca Cusing. This glorious Sabbath which was intended Only of a Golden chalice from which Tho thirsty should drink is this moment being carried Down to baby Lou. I do not exaggerate the truth when i say that to tons of thousands Thuro is no distinction Between to Sabbath and the weekdays except that on Tho lords Day they do not work while they eat More largely and dissipate More thoroughly. Sabbath Breakers Are like busters who should compel their hounds to take rest while Hie selves continue of the weary Chase for men on Tho Sabbath allow their bodies which Uro merely the animal nature sufficient repose while their immortal nature which should to fed nud refreshed is com polled to Chase up and Down this world s Highway. How shameful to Rob god of Bis Day when to allows men so much lawful acquisition even of a worldly i Turc Oil the Sabbath for although men themselves a re commanded to Rexer the Corn and the wheat and the grass grow just of rapidly on tie Sabbath us on other Days so thut while they sit in Tho Sanctuary they Are actually becoming Richer in worldly things. While you arc doing nothing your Bonds and mortgages Are nil accumulating interest for your estate just As fast As on other Days. Men hired by the Mouth or year Are receiving just As much wages while quiet on the Sabbath As they arc the Attu d working weekday. No i say How unutterably mean it is when god is adding �0 your worldly estate on the Sabbath As certainly As on other Days that any should not be satisfied with that but attempt to Schizo additional secular Ndon Utuga from the lord s Day. Have you never noticed the thut our world fifty years ago. This is the stamp that the letter bore Quot which carried the Story far and wide of certain cure for the loathsome sore that bubbled up from the tainted tide of the blood below. And twas Ayer s name and his Sarsaparilla that Al now know that was just beginning its fight of Fame with its cures of 50 years ago. Ayers 5arsaparila is the original Sarsaparilla. It has behind it a record for cures unequalled by any blood purifying compound. It is the Only Sarsaparilla honoured by a medal at the worlds fair of 1893. Others imitate the remedy they can to imitate Tho record 50 years of cures. By occupation frequently seems to be divided into sections of six Days each every week we have just enough work Given us in do in six Days. God makes just enough Breaks in our co Tiu Nous occupations to thrust in the sub Bentli. If your have not before noticed observe Heron Terr that when hut inlay night Conics hit re is almost always a Good stopping place in your business. All things secular Aud spiritual in Providence and revelation seem to say a remember the Sabbath Day to keep it when the of Crays of creation had passed god stopped working. Not Ovon 11 pure Flower or a White Cloud would he Moke because it was the Sabbath and giving an clump to to All future times he rested. Keep the Sabbath. who Breaks the Sabbath not More certainly robs god Thuu robs himself. Inuvik Tubby continuous desecration of i Trio sacred Day cuts either in bankruptcy or destroyed health. A great merchant said a had it not Botu for the Sabbath i liar no doubt i should have been a maniac Long this remark was made in a company of merchants and one of them said a that corresponds with the experience of my Friend a great Huq Porter. often Suid a the Sabbath is Trio Best Day of the week to plan successful voyages. A he has for years been in a insane Hospital und will probably die those also repent the sin of Nob Chad Nezzar who in any Way desecrate the holy scriptures. There Are men who use Tho word of god As an instrument of angry controversy. Bigots at heart and zealots in Tho advocacy of their religious peculiarities they meet other sects with tie fury of a highwayman thrusting them through and through with what they consider Tiu sword of the spirit. It is a wonder to me that some men were not made with horns to Hook with and hoofs to kick with and with claws to grab with. Eliut Christ said to rash Peter when to so tic off the ear of Milchus he says to affix Tymy a Trover Sia list Quot put up a amp in Shes Ord into its Pluto for All Tlley my amp Junke the sword shall perish . A Rev. William Jay met a countryman who said to him Quot i was extremely alarmed this morning sir. It wus very foggy and i was going Down to a lonely place and i thought i saw a strange monster. It seemed in motion but i could not discern its form. I did not Liko to turn Back but my heart beat and the More i looked Tho More i was afraid. But As i approached i saw it was a Man and who do you think it wus a a i know Quot of it Smy brother then or. Jay remarked Quot it was Early in the morning and very foggy Aud How often do we thus mis Tako our Christian Bre thru a just in proportion As men Are wrong will they be boisterous in their religious contentions. The Lamb of religion is always gentle while there is no lion so Ficco As the roaring lion that goes about seeking whom he May devour. Let Gibraltar belch their War dome on the sea and the Dardanelles Darken the Hellespont with the smoke of their but teries but forever and Ever let there be Good will among those who profess to be subjects of the gospel of gentleness. Quot glory to god in the highest and on Earth peace Good will to what an embarrassing thing to meet in Heuver if we Havo not settled our controversies on Earth. So i give out for All people of All religions to sing John Fawcet s hymn in Short meter com Iio sed in 1772, but just us appropriate or 1897 lost to Tho to that binds on hearts in Christian love. Tho Fellowship of Kindred winds is ilk to that above from n of toll and pain ail a i it we a Ball be fro and j luvs and Friendship reign through nil eternity. Small Caliper Roflo a lauds. Hunters a Mac give the 80 co Liber smokeless powder rifles a pretty thorough trial during the lust year and most of them Are satisfied with its work on game in cases where a soft nose Bullet wus used. A hard nose built from the 30 Caliper Rifle it appears when it hits a of a a passes through leaving a Quot pinhole Quot and causes the Deer to run All the faster. With a soft Rosc Bullet that curls Over on hitting the flesh the effect is usually deadly. W. T. Carlin tells in re creation about shooting a grizzly Bear with a soft nose Bullet of 30 Caliper. One shot hit the Bear in Tho shoulder and Quot smashed both shoulders to the Shock Quot congested Tho blood Clear Back to her and a Mother shot in the head broke the Bones into 10 pieces besides splinters. An Elk shot through the shoulders leaped up und fell dead. The Bullet hit no boxes but stopped under tie skin on the far Side. Antelopes shot almost anywhere in the body fell within 20 Yards Seldom stopping the Bullet. The holes the bullets made were Small it the entering Point but where Tho bullets Cumo out Ono could frequently put a doubled fist into tie wound. Commonly the wound was two inches across. A single hard nose Bullet fired from a Man Ulicher Rifle at a Rhinoceros passed Lengthwise through it killing it and then through another Ono a shoulders killing it too. Tigers shot through the body sickened it once when a soft nose Bullet was used while Deer of nil sorts wore knocked Down by Tho Force of Tho bullets and not often were Able to get to their feet again. Tho bullets thut mushroom come out in different shapes. Some Fly to pieces ouly shreds of the Metal coating remaining on the battered butt the Lead being found in tiny splinters scattered in the flesh in the path of the Bullet some bullets curled Back looking like toadstools with rounded tops but these hit no Bones. The Bones Are shattered and they distort or smash the Bull tax new York Sun. Ireland a great bogs. Mental arithmetic. Aunt Dorothy How Many commandments Are there Johnny Johnny glibly a ten. Aunt Dorothy Aud now suppose you Wero to break one of them Johnny tentatively a then there a be moments. Ancient forts. The leading idea of mediaeval fortification was to place the Castle or fort at the top of the highest and steepest noun twin that could be found in the neighbourhood. The ascent was rendered still More difficult by removing Loose stones on the sides of acclivity is and making the slopes of the Hill steeper. Why Thoj More and destroy hats and people. The reports from Ireland to the effect that a bog is moving Down the course of the flesh River engulfing cottages and hamlets threatening Tho town of Rathmore the ruins of holy Cross Abbey and Many other interesting remains in Tho Vicinity of the lakes of Killarney has brought to life Tho old superstition concerning the nature of bogs Aud their mysterious Power of destruction and concealment. The sea gives no its dead More readily. There Ore no tides in that solidifying mass Whoso permeating Waters Are Blacker than the styx but a bog can no More move from its eternal moorings than can Lake Michigan. It can overflow indeed As can Tho swamps of to Kong acc and flood wide districts. Tho difference would be that in the swamp die Sodden vegetation would Lemalu anchored while in Tho bog the spongy surface peat becomes loosened and goes Down with Tho flood that moves silently Ankun Saccu beneath. What wonder then if the simple peasantry watching the insidious Udvance of apparently solid peat should revive Tho legend of the Days when fairies put their shoulders under the bog and moved it to a Distant place. In reality the turf Wool has no density but is compacted by pressure from behind and it is drained dry because of its porous nanpu Crescent substance. When Tho flood subsides the bog will be found in its ancient Anchorage. A dry Brown worthless peat will to scattered before doors far Distant some turf cutters cottages timbered with bog Oak and thatched with Tho Sphagnum will Havo disappeared and perhaps with them some hapless families but Tho Stone built towns will get an Antis option Wash and Tho ruins sustain no More Dasugo Titan a purifying inundation such As they Havo encountered Many times since saints Laid the foundations in the Islo of Sanctity and learning. There will not even to slime upon the holy Walls. Swamps Are primitive masses of Earth or deposits of Alluvia along River courses water soaked and choked with decaying vegetation that gives off Miasmatic Gas. But bogs Are ancient lakes often fed by Springs underneath and feeding in their turn Swift Rivers. Tho water is never stagnant. The turf is an accumulation of veg Diablo matter on the surface but often 20 to 40 feet in depth. This vegetation has undergone a Peculiar change under a degree of temperature that prevents decomposition. As might be Well understood Ordinary aquatic plants of much succulent leakage would decay. Tho Plant Peculiar to the bog is a kind of Moss known As Sphagnum something Between the Woody fiber of Spanish Moss and the porous compactness of sponge. Given a shallow Pool and contracting around the roots of True water plants und Sphagnum flourishes a parasite absorbing the other plants sending ont new ones of its own spreading above add solidifying below and gradually replacing Tho water with connected fiber. On top each year s growth is dry Brown and crumbling but eight feet below it is often As hard Black and valuable for fuel is Coal. Underneath this strata is water to on unknown depth Aud there is water oozing to the surface up through the porous mass seemingly unsafe but in reality treacherous Only in the bog holes left by Tho pent Cutter where nature has not had time to heal Tho wound with a new growth of Sphagnum. The water flows away in great Rivers from All sides for Tho bogs Are Allex Eusivo and More elevated than the arable lands. If Tho outlets become obstructed Thuro is an overflow causing floods when the matted Brenyn Sphagnum moves on Tho surface As the trades moved the Saragossa sea with its islands of seaweeds. Only this surface Moss can float As each successive year deposits its strata and constantly increases in density with pressure from above and below. Anything Fulling into a bog Bolo becomes imbedded and mummified. Very much of Tho surface must at Ono time have been covered with Forest Trees is trunks of numerous varieties Are often dug no so perfect As to be useful for the builder but Black As Ebony and much harder than the original times Herald. Be got the Glove. Quot two inseparable comrades Quot Bays the Philadelphia record Quot both members of the Loyal legion Aro general S. Huidekoper and state senator Francis a. Osbourn. Both Are veterans of the civil War in which unpleasantness each lost an Arm. But Whilo general Huidekoper is minus his right Arm senator Osbourn mourns Tho loss of his left for years it has been Tho practice of Tho two veterans to make one pair of gloves do for both. Whenever the general purchased a new pair he invariably Cut the right Glove to Tho senator and when the senator invested Tho general would get the left Glove. Up to last monday the senator had t received a Glove from the general for about a your und had concluded that his old Friend was getting parsimonious when a pad age was handed to him in his scat at Harrisburg. On opening the bundle the senator was overjoyed to find a right hand like till Ostrich. Or. Or Quot Sou Beuke you women remind me of ostriches. Mrs. i done to understand you. A Well you know the. Ostrich buries its head and believes it cannot be Quot yes in be heard of a Well you women cover your head with a Bonnet Aud think you Uro out of Light Quot a Yonkers statesman. One i totter. Jim Faroe in Miu Luck. I got $509 last night of Tho Ace of hearts. Or Oaksey Joe Dai s us Thiu. A fret of mine cracked a i weary crib Las an got five to Usu us on a tray of diamonds. A Exchange. Cheerfulness hears the same Friendly regard to the mind As to the body. It banishes All anxious Cate and discontent soothes Aud composes the p missions and keeps them in a perpetual Calm. The toothpicks of Orange Wood which come from Japan Are made by hand. It is said that a japanese Workman can a whittle from 12 to 20 dozen u Day

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