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THE ROANOKE NEWS, THURSDAY NOVEMBER lf».-l89I.
THE CITY OF GOD.
Then'* • bMotiAil golden cit7
WhoM M»k«r and Builder ii U«
Who gaVa His onij betfottao
A Tantom for you uad me—
A city whloh batb foandationa
That ware laid bjr the hand of Qod,
And atreeta that are ahining, galdeo,
Bj the feet of bright augeU trod,
'Tia a beantiAil, lovely city,
With the niansiooa many and Iree;
Bright home of the fuithfal pilgrim
When life’s jonruey ahall ended be.
0, who would not enter that city,
And, with the redeemed at rest,
Behold the dear face of the Saviour,
With whose presence the city i: blest!
O, lead me, Thou Heavenly Father;
Thro’ the gloom of encircliug night;
O, Kulde uiy wundcrintc footsteps
To that home of heavenly light.
There let me behold my Suviour,
Who suffered and died for me.
And dwelt in His holy presence
Through endless eternity.
ONE SUMMER’S DAY.
The other day, at one of the railroad
depots, I saw a gray-haired woman of
fifty whose face betrayed such sorrow and
anxiety that I softly approached to hear
the story she told tu a policeman. She
had come to look for a daughter who
had left home last Spring and of whom
no tidings had been received for scferal
long weeks. She had made a journey of
• hundred miles expecting almost that
the first person she met in this great city
could give her the infonuatioa she 6o
craved. When she realized the hope
lessness of her search she sat down and
wept at mothers do when their hearts
are breaking. By and by, as she grew
calmer, she told me the story, and I felt
a cold chill creep over me as she talked.
A girl of eighteen hivl left her home
up in one of the valleys to take a situa-
ti(U in New York. She left behind her
only a widowed mother—this woman
beside me. As she talked to me through
her tears I could call up the scenc
•t the humble little home—‘the packing
of the trunk—the tears—the promisee—
the heart-aches over the separatiun. Let
ters had been frequent at first, but as
the weeks rolled by they came at longer
intervals and finally ceased altogether.
The mother had written and waited, and
watched and grown desperate. Who
ooald give her news of Mary? Who
co'ild help her to find her only child?
She had neither street nor number—no
elud as to her whereabout!.
And as she sought to force back her
tears and control her emotion another
picturo rose up before lue and I dared
not look the mother in the eyes. It was
that of a crowded steamboat on her way
to Olen Island one Summer day. There
was a party of four who attravted atten
tion by their hilarious conduct. One of
the girls wa.s young and fair and we heard
her called Mary. We heard her speak
of the town in the valiey. There were
tho^a who felt to pity her as they realiz
ed that she had titarted on a downward
career. By and by her laughter subsid-
•d, her smiles vanished, and as we wonder
ed if some prayer from home had not
be3n whispcr'J in h^r ears she rose up, I
walked away, and five ninutei later !
sprang overboard and the waten closed
over her. Sne did not cry out—never
lifted a hand as she sunk to her >:rave.
That was Mary, the missing daughter
of this gray-hared widowl There could
be DO shadow of doubt. She was not
oven to gee her grave—take back not one
aingle relio of the loved and Inet. I
oould not tell her what I saw that day
—tell her of the blun oyed, red-checked
girl with goiiien hair, who went to her
death with the wurd “mother!” on her
lipe. I hope no one will tell her. I hope
that she may return home to wait and
watch and hope until death comes to end
her waiting. It wnuld be le«H cruel thuo
that she should know the truth.
8. H. Clifford, New Cassel, Wis, was
troubled with Neuralgia and Uheuma-
tism, his Stomach was disordered, his
Liver was effected to an alarming degree,
appetite fell away, and he was terribly
reduced in fiesh and strength. Three
bottles of Eloctric Bitters cured him.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisbnrg, Til.,
had • nnning sore on his leg of eight
ym’ standing. Used three bottles of
Blectrie Bitters and seven boxes of Buck-
ten’s Arnica Salve, snd bis leg is sound
and well. John Speaker, Catawba, Ohio,
had Ite Urge Fever acres on bia leK,
doeton said be wasinenrabU. One hot-
, tie Elecirio Bitten and one bos Baeklen's
Arnica Salve cured him entirely. Sold
I* W. M. Cohen’s drngMore.
AN milANO rOR COD.
Helen stood on the doorstep with a
very tiny basket in her hand, whan her
father drove up to her and said; “I am
glad you are ready to go out, dear. I
came to take you to Mrs. Lee's park to
see the new deer,”
“Oh, thank you, pa; but I can't go
just this time. The deer will keep, and
wo can go to morrow. I have a very
particular erraad to do now,” said the
“Wliat is it, dear?” asked the father.
‘•Oh, it is to carry this somewhere,"
and she held up tho small basket.
Her fath'-r smiled a«d asked; “Who
is the errand for, dear?”
‘•For uiy own self, papa; but—oh, no;
I guess nut—it's a little errand for God,
“• Well, I will not hiuder you, my little
dear,” said tiie good good father tender
ly “Can I help you any?”
“No, sir. I was uoiog to carry my
orange, that I saved from the dessert, to
‘•Is old Peter sick?"
“No, I hope not; but he never has
anything nice, and he's good and thank
ful, Big folks give him only cold meat
and broken bread, and I thought an
orange would look so beautiful and make
him so happy! Don’t you think poor well
folks ought to be comforted sometimes
as well as the sick folks, papa?”
Yes, my dear; and I think wo too often
forget them until sickness or atarvation
00 u(s. You're right; this is a little er
rand of Ood. Get into the buggy, and I
will drive you to old Peter's and wait till
you have done the errand and then show
you the deer. Have you a pin, Helen?”
“Yes, papa; here is one.”
“Well, here is a S5 bill for you to fix
on the skin of the orange. This will pay
old Peter's rent for four weeks, and per
haps this will be a little errand for God,
too,” said the gentleman.
Little Helen, who had taught a wise
lesson looked very happy as her fiagers
fixed the fresh bill on the orange.—
TAKE THE CASE.
ACniCAOO MAN WHO KNKW WHERE HE
WAS MOST WANTED,
^ Somebody says that portsare declining.
^ Tbk Bujr be so, bni yon had botter nut
Mfc npoMwbat be will tske on ibe
ItHBBtli of ii.
The young man had been with the
parly sometime and he finally rose to go.
The others vetoed the proposition.
“Oh, sit down!” cried one.
“What do you want to break up the
party for?" cried another.
“Be a good fellow,” said a third.
Now that “Be a good fellow”—well,
every man knows what that means. £v*
ery man has done something ho did not
want to do and ought not to have done
for fear some one might think be was
not a “good fellow.”
The young man hesitated.
‘•No, I guesj I had better go,” he said
“Nonsense! It’s early yet,” protested
“Sit down I Sit down ! We’ll all be
hove before 12,” added another.
Tho young man sat down, rested bis
arms on the table, and said:
“Well, I'll submit the case to you.
You are talking of going to the theatre
or having a game of cards at the club
and you want me to he one of
the party. Now, in a cozy little flat on
the north side there's a little woman—”
“Children sickl” put in one of the par-
“No; there’s only one and he's in good
‘ Wait a mioute,” interrupted the young
man. “I'll leave it to you but you must
bear theeane. This little woman is alone in
the flat. The baby is in bed and she is sit-
thig thi-ro reading or sewing and listening
t» the steps of those passing the house.
I left home at 9 o'vlock this morning
and since then she has been alone with
the baby. Now she hasn't even the ba
by to ououpy her time.”
He paused a moment to giue them an
opportunity to speak, but no one said a
word. Then he said;
“Boys, if you think you want my
company to-night more than she does I’ll
There was another pause; then one of
the party took a sip of champagne and
“I'd rather you'd go hofiie.”
The others nodded their assent and the
young man said;
“I’d rather go.”
It was some timft JntBr'in the evening
when one of th^pswllli of ibe party
said: ' '
“There’s a m4n.^ ' . j
And every one knew Wtia be referred
to.—Obieago Tinea. ;
THEY ALL SAY
That tor parMying the blood, strengtheningr tbe appetite, r«>
xnoviiMr that tired feeling, and building up the Byetem, Ayer's
Sarsaparilla is the beat. No other blood medicine is bo rapid
in its effects nor so permanent in its results.
• I was a mat suflerer from a low
condition of the blood and t*»eral de
bility, l>ecomlni Anally so ledtieert that
I was unfit lor work. Nothing that I
did tor tbe complaint helped roe ao
much ai Ayer's Sarsaparilla, a lew bot
tles ol which restored me to health and
strength. 1 take every opportunity to
recommemi tills medicine lii similar
cases."—C. Evlek, 14 East Main at.,
“Sometime a»o I found my system
entirely nin down. I had a feellnit of
coiutant fatiRiie and lau(UOT niwl very
little nmliitloii for any kind of effort. A
friend advised me to try Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla, which I did with the Iwst re8ult.H.
It lias done me more good than nil
other medicines I have ever used."—F.
Mellows, 162 Broadway, Chelsea, Mas*.
"My coiMtltutlon Is naturally delicate,
but some time ago I became so wenk
and UnguUI that I was unable to |H>r-j
form my work, which Is mental. A line
eruption, which gave much trouble and
distress, made Its appearance on niy
skin. The iittyslclans’ piescrtptlons
proving ol no avail, I was Induced to
try Ayer's SarsaiMtrllla, and soon my
strength returned and my skin resumed
Its natural appearance. For a tonlr,
hlood-purifier, and general Iiealtli-
restorer, I can heartily recommend
Ayer's aamparllta.” — Miss Maggie
U'Nelll. E. Nodoway, Iowa.
“ 1 use Ayer's Sarsaparilla with great
satisfaction In my family, and can rec
ommend It to all who have the care of
young and delicate children,"—Mrs.
Joseph McComber, Brooklyn, N. Y.
“About a year ago I began using Ayer's
Sarsaparilla as a remedy lor debility and
neuralgia resulting from malarial exposure
tn the iirin)-. I was In a very tiad cpmll-
tlon, hut six bottles of the Sarsaparilla,
with occasional doses ol Ayer's FIIU, have
greatly Improved my health. I am now
able to work, and leel that I cannot say
too much for your excellent remedies."—
K, A. I’Inkham, South Moliuicus, Me.
“ I have suffered for years from n low
condltluii ot the blood and general delill-
Ity, ami have had sui'h severe paliis In my
back and shouUlers that It was Impossllilc
at times to do any work. I was greatly
helped by a few botllos ol Ayer’s Sarsa
parilla, nud take every opportunity to
s|ieak of my cure to those who are afflicted
as I wits.’’—Wllltam I*. Stearns, U Free st,
“Ayer’s Sarsaparilla has n well-deserved
reputation In this locality for restoring to
healthy, vigorous action the vital organs
of the b(Hly when they have become weak
ened or exhausted. 1 have used It In my
family for this purpose, especially after
the system had become depleted from
malarial attacks.”—Charles C. Hamilton,
“After yearsol experience as a druggist,
during which time I have seen, handled,
and heard ol blood-purlften almost with
out number, I can conscientiously say that,
lor genuine merit, I regard Ayer’s Sarsa
parilla .IS without a rival. This medieinu
has always Inspired and deserved conH-
dence. and at no time has It ever had so
great a hold upon tlie public as at the
present day ."—George Unnett, Dlspenslnj;
Chemist, 40 Sherman ave., Newark, N. J.
‘ Ayer's Sarsaiwrllla, for building up the general health, stands at tho head ol the
list.’’—Janies M. Williams, M. 1).. Sumner, Ark.
“1 have lor many years recommended Ayer's Sarsaparilla as being superior to all other
blowl-purtfiers.”—Abram Llvezey, M. 1>., Vardley, l‘a,
Prepared by DR. J. C, AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass. Sold by all Druggists.
Has Cured Others, Will Cure You.
WOODWORTH’8 FLORIDA WA-
—New Line of— '
Just Receired 150 Litien writing
Tablets, which I'll sell
at a small
SS m g
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Stag lirand Prepared
Pure Hliite Lead ft
I’ll sell paints at a
very small margin.
Cover Your BuildinGs with
N. A. HALDE RMAN& OO’S.IRON
Jan 1 Im.
^ . Send all oiden to
J. NOBFLIBT BARSI8S,
Panacea Sprioga, N. C.
Wholesale and Retail
^ Dealer and General
Makes aspeoialtjr of
Fitting apoeUclea and
MTCash paid tn old
gold and ailfor.
A nice line of
Always on hand for
aale CHEAP, Watches
sent me by mail will be
eareftilly repaired and
NEW ADVBBTISBMENfS. .
mi POE Si
Farm Land adopted to the culti
4LL Kiflos or
Within one mile of the corporate
75 ACEES CLEAEED.
4 (}ooD t/ouse Jt/lo OuTf/ousBS.
mil et wtlwt
A Stream of water runs through
In good”state of cultivation.
Eowjino T. Cluuk,
Real Estate Agent, '