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The central times. (Dunn, Harnett Co., N.C.) 1891-1895, August 09, 1894, Image 1

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]F YOU ARE A HUSTLER YOU WILL APYERTISE YOUR BUSINESS. You it ADVERTISEMENT IN Now. U M.OOOOOUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO J II VT CLASS OF READERS THAT YOU WISH VOL It ADVEKTISE- M KNT To KEACH ■J. RL-ISS who read Tins TIMES. TH'MN !>I!:K TOKY. ' \V' '>"■•, MAYOR. R 1\ Vnrvo, 1 il RTI, . . J- | JJOOIIE, C>mniißßoiierH. I', 11. H«» I»» M. 1.. W'M • •' '• Churc lies. MrrrroMST Rv. »«■». T. Simmons, I'II T>r. S. RVIC s at 1 P. m. every I'ir.-t Sunday, and 11 a. rn. and 7 p. , ;T . , rv I ourth Sunday, l'rayt R ;!!" ting « very Wednesday V.E.ID ~ ' >'floek. »1 every Sunday morn „ . IL \ ID oVloek, K. I rant ham, R ,M|I. rint nd« tit. M-. lin eof Siunliiy-Hchool Missiona- TV ,S..ej. F every 1111 Sunday after- TII >• ill. Y.UII" M- 11's I'ruyer-nieeting every Monday night. J'KI IIVTKISIA.V— Rev. A. M. Ha.sHell, I'as tor. rviei • every First and Fifth Sun in \ at 1 I a. 111. and 7 p. in. Sunday SCHOOL every Sunday cven t I o'idoek. I>r. J. 11. Daniel, R: LIT* 111 hi 11. IM ; Rev. J. J. Harper, Pastor. 1 vie. s \cry Third Sunday at 11 11. in. and 7 L'- m. 1 CIHMIL every Sunday at 4:00 ■ LOCK, Prof. W. C. Williams, Su rintendeiit. I'ray* r-meeting every Thursday lit at 7 o'clock. IN vitv BAPTIST — Rev. N. B. Cobb, L> 1»., L'astor. rvie- s every Second Sunday at 11 1. 111. an 1 7 p. 111. Sunday school every Sunday morn ing at 10 o'clock, R. (1. Taylor, Su perintendent. I 'raver meeting every Thursday night at •"> :">0 o'clock. K-WILL BAPTIST — Rev. J. H. War- LEY, l'astor. SI rvices every Fourth Sunday at 11 a. in. Sunday school every Sunday wiling at •'{ o'clock, Erasmus Lee, superintendent. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST — Elder Burnice Wood, Pastor. Services every Third Sunday at 11 A. 111. and Saturday before the Third Sunday at 11 a. 111. LEI 3 J. BEST, Attorney at Law, Dunn, N. C. Practice in all the courts. Prompt attention to tdl business. jun 1 W. F. MURCHISON, Attorney at Law, .Toncslioro, N. C. Will prac tice in all the surrounding counties. jan I J'K. J. 11. 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S. suproiw S > I. writes: " The Inleruational lOclioMryto # IX'MIVIIOU >■( ilu'lU>narit's. 1 eoinnieiHl it to |] 4TLITONE great stanilaril antboriiy. 5 S /i'(( Dm nmidt >1 by # 5 I.wry Stute Superintendent of j Schools .Voir in OfEee. S S V saving of thre* cents per day tax % 5 T irwill Pl"\ itle more than enough money J 2 ' pur ha-e «I »y of the International. S R 1 IN >"II afford to be without it'.' 5 Have your Hookseller show it to you. S > a. (\ Merriam Co. # L? ' tss ' ( TOBSHTS N i J • 1 Imy CHEAP photo* I 1 V-TTOV vnnui I C J irraiOn. I |.nnts O! ancient V R'.XRTL I 5 I V DtCTHNW ) i ■ - •pectns V / 5 R UA?"I S I IL. 1.1..O1" • I.* THE CENTRAL TIMES. I>lt. J. H. DANIEL, Editor and Proprietor, VOL. IV. REV. DR. TALMAGE. THE BROOKLYN DlVl!fß*3 SUN DAY SER3ION. Suliject: "XarroAv Kscapea." TKTT* \am e«r ipol with tho s!cin sTrnv teeth/'Job xl*., 20. Job had It harl. What with at I h->- renvonif»nts and bankriiptey an I a foo! of a wife lie wishe.l h»- wai d«*a 1, anl I .lo n.M blame him. His fhwh vrai gon«, an 1 liones wre «lry. Ifis teeth Waste law iv un -111 notliinsr but the i-irimel seemol left. H > erie« r»ut, "I ft in WMp) i with the skin of my teeth. u Thorr- has be«n icii" dllf-Ton-e o' opln'.n about this p m«ago. St. J-rvne an l teni an 1 l)rs. Goo I anl Pool* ant Barn-« have all trio I their foreopi on Jo'»'s t'-oth. You deny my interpretation and s-iy, " What did Job know about theenamol ofthofenthV" He knew everything about it. Dental surgery is almost as old as the earth. The mummies of Kgypt, thousm of year* old nre found to-day with gold filling in their teeth. Ovid and Horace and Holomoi anl JMOSIW wrote about important factors of the body. To other provoking complaints •lob, I think, has added an ex-tspontin" toothache, nnd put tin; his han I against the Infl inied face he aays, "I am escape 1 with the skill of my teeth."' A very narrow es :ip \ yo i say, for .To'.'s boly an 1 soul, but there arethousau Is of men who make just as narrow ese ip » for tlu-ir soul. There was a time w'i«n the p ir tition between them and ruin was no thicker than a tooth's enamel; but, as Job fin illy esT ip.vl, so have th >y. Til auk Go I! T:i m»c Go I! Paul expresses the s ime Idea by a differ, ent llgure when he says that so no people are "savud as by lire." A Vessel at sea is iu fiamea. You go to the stern of the vessel. Tha boats have shoved off. The ilames ad vance. You can endure the heat 110 longer on your face. You slide down 011 the side of the vessel and hold on with your lingers un til the forked tongu j of the lire begins to lick the back oTyotir hand, and you feel that you niu-t fall, when one of the lifeboats comes back, an 1 tho passengers say they think they have room Jor one more. The boat swiugs under you { 3-011. drop into it-, you are saved. 80 some men are pursued by temptation uutil they are partially con sumed, but alter all get off—"saved as by lire." Lut 1 like the llgure of Job a little better than that of l'aul, because the pulpit has not worn it out, and i want to show you, if God will help, that some men make nar row escape for their souls and are saved as "with the skin of their teeth." It is as easy lor some people to look to tho cross as for you to lookto tins pulpit. Mild, gentle, tractable, loving, you expect inein to beeOme Cnristians. l'ou go ovei to the store and say, "Grandou joined the church yesterday." Your busiucss co.urades say "That is just what might Have oeeu expect ed." lie always was ol that turn of iniud. in youth tins person wnoiu i describe was always good. lie never broKe things. He never laughed wnen it w.ia improper 10 laugh. At seven heuouldsit an tiounuonurch, periectly quiet, looking neltiver to tue naud nor to tue leit, oat straigut lntu tue eyes of tho minister as thougu he under stood the wuolo diseusslou about the eternal decrees. lie never upset things nor lost them. He floated into tuo kingdom of Go I so gradually tlKit it is uucertaiu just wueu tho matter w;is decided. Here is another oue, who started in life with an uncontrollable spirit. He kept the nursery in an uproar, iiis mother (ouud him Walking ou the edge ol the house roji to see it he could balauce lumsell. There was no horse he dared not ride, no tree he could not climb. His boyhood was a long series ol pre dlcaiueuts , his ni tulioo l was j 111s miiUile vtH'i wayward. Uut now Ue is con verted, and you go over to the store and say, "ArkwUgm jouexl ttio ciiurcli yesterd.ny. ' lour irlends o.iy "it is not possible 1 lou must be joking, 4 You say : ".No , 1 tell 3ou the truth, lie joined tnd chureii. ' Tuou thoy reply, "i'Uure is nopo lor any of us It old Arkivrigut has become a Giiristiiiu." in otnci words, we all ?\duilt that it is more dillleuit for so UJ men lo aeeept the gospel than lor others. 1 may be ad tresslng some who have cut loose liom cliurciieo au i liltiies au I Sundays an l wuo nave at proseut no intention ol v coining (Jliristlans tliemaelves, out just to see Wiiat is going on. ;Yud yet you may llud yourseli escaping ouiore yoa nuar tuo end, oa " witll tne aKin ol 3our toetu." 1 do noi expeot lo waste lins Hour, i nave seen ooats oil from (Jape .Hay or iiraucu aui drop uieir nets and alter awnue coiuo ;vsuore pulling ;n tueir nets wuuout navmg caugnt a single Hsu. it w.is not a goo 1 day, or uey had not tne rigui Kiud 01 a net. iiui wo ex pect no sueu excursion to-day. Tue water is lud 01 Ilsu • mo wind is 111 lno rigiil direc tion , tue gospul net is strong. U luou wno dni»i Uelp Simou and Andrew to IIJU, snow us to- luj bow to oamtuenei ou tue rignt bide ol tue suii)! douie 01 you, iu co ning to Go 1, will have to run agauisl sceptical notions. it is un less lor people to auysnarpau icutting tuiugs lo llioao wno reject tuo Caristiau roiig.on. i cannot »ay suou iniugs. XJy waat process 01 loaqaalion or tnai or betrayal you navj eo:ue lo jour proscui stale i Know noi. Tuere are «ero gaiee loyour nature —.negaic OI Hie Head ana tne gate 01 tne nOiiri. i.ue gaie 01 join noaa 10 ioeKod wun oolts an i Inirs tfint rvn aronaugtM oouul not breaK, out tne 01 jour nearl easily ou us InugeN il i ;ias.iude 1 your 00 ly wuu wea pous, you would meet me witu weapons, and it wont 1 00 SWOIM tnroite »or nvoni nauic, Ulld WOUUd K»r WOUUd. aud OlOOd lot* I'IUMi. bnt If T 'inrn nnd knock nt the door of yon? house you open it and give me the best s-vit In your pnrlor. If I should com* nt you to day with nn nrgument, yoi; would answer me with an argument. If with sireasm. vo«i nnswer me with sarcasm, blow for blow, stroke for stroke, but when I eomo and knock at the door of vour you open it nnd say, "Come in, my brother, nnd foil mo nil you know about Christ and heaven." Listen to two or thro»question*. Are von n* happy 11syou im I to b » when von b>lli>v »I in the truth of the Christian religion? Would you like to have your children friv d o-i In the road in which you are now traveling: You had a relative who professed to be a Christian nnd wis thoroughly consistent, living nnd dying in the faith of the goso «l. •Would vou not like «o live the s in" qu'et life nnd die the same petceful death? I re eeived a letter sent me bv one wao has r»- j«>*ttxl the Christian relig : on. It am old enough to know that tho joys and pleasures of llfeare evanescent nn l to realize thefa*t that It must be comfortable in old age to believe in something relative to tho future nnd to have a faith in some system that proposes to save. lam fro > to eonfess thnt I woul lbe happier If I could exercise the simple and beautiful faith that is possessed by many whom I know. lam not willingly owt of the church or out of thj faith. My state of uncertainty is one of un rest. Sometimes I doubt my Immortality and look upon the deathbel as the closing scene, after which there Is nothing. What shall I do that I hav • not don•». Ah, skepti cism is a dark an 1 doleful lan 1! Let me •.•\y that this Bible Is either true or false. If it be false, we are as well ofT as you , If it \.e true, then which of us is safer? Let me also ask whether your trouble has not been that you confounded Christianity with the inconsistent character ot some who profess it. You are a Inwver. In your pro fession there are mean and dishonest men. Is that anything against the law? You are a doctor. There are unskillel an I contempti ble men in your profession. Is that anything against medicine? You are 11 merchant. There are thieves an 1 deirau lers in your business. Is that anything against merchan dise? Behold, then, the unfairness of charg ing upon Christianity the wickedness of it? disciples. We admit some of the charge* ngiinst ♦hoso who pfohwareligion, fle-ni of th*> most ewiad'.es of rrcdfv l>*vd IHNN. NAKNKTT CO.. X. C'., THURSDAY, AUGUST 0.1894. carrta! on by rri'i'Tiberi of th-? r? l i'ir *!t. There ar« men In th« ehurchea who waul *1 not be trust »1 for i-j without goo i coll iter.il Security; They IP.IT>- their l.>u*in*H dishon esties In tho VestlbUle of the chdrch a* they t'o in ;inJ sit at the communion. Having con cluded the sacrament, they get up, wipe the wine from thMr Hp*, go out and trike tip their sins where they let O'.T. To Serve the devil Is their regular work ; to serve Oo 1. a sort of play spell. With a Sunday sponge 'hey expect to wipe off from their business 2hue a" fhe jwi*t week's inconsistenciej. You have no more right to bike sujli a in m's life as a specimen of religion thau you have to take the t wistod irons au 1 split timbers tha J lie on the beach at Coney Island as a speoi men of an American ship. It is time that wo drew a line between religion and the frail* ties of those who profess it, Again, there may be some of you who, Ii the attempt after a Christian life, will have to run ag.-iinst powerful passions and up* petites. Perhaps it is a disposition to anjer that 3*ou have to contend against, and per haps, while In a very serious moo 1. you hear t>f so nothing that makes you feel that you must swear or die. I kno vof a Chris tian man who wis onee so exasp srate t that he s lid to a ntean eusto nePj "'I cannot swiur at you inysel f , for lam a member of the uiiureii, but ii you will go down stairs my partner iu business will swear at you." All your goo I resolttlloas htirotolore n ive beeu lorn to tatters by explosions of temp»r. Now, there is no harm in gettin;* mad if you only got mi l at sin. I'ou nee 1 to bridle ami sa i lie those hot ore, it He I p issious, an I with them ride do.vu iujustic > au 1 wroug. I'here are a thous iul tilings in thj world Hint we to be ma I at. There is no harm in getting relhot it you ouly bring to thoforgethut which nee is hammering. A man WHO h.'s no power of ritjnteous indig nation is au imoecile. Hut Ue sure it is ii rigntcous in iigu itiou and not a petulancy that blurs anl uuravels and depletes tlit soul, i'nero is a large class of persons in midlife wno have still in them appetites that ware i.roused in early manhood, at a time wnen they prided tnemselves on burnt.', a "little last, "biga livers," "lree and eojy," "hail fellows well met." They are now paying in compound interest lor troubles they collect ed twenty years ago. Some of you are try ing to escape, ana you will, yet very nar rowly, "its with the skin ot your teeth." Uoinud your own soul only know what the etrugglo 13. Omnipotent grace has pulled out many a soul that was doeoer in ti mlro than you are. They line the beach 01 heaven, the multitude whom Co I lias res cued from the thrall of suicidal habit?. Ii yon this day turn your back on the wronq and start anew. Cod will help you. Oh, th weakness of human help' Men will sym- Fathize for a while and then turn you off. f yon ask lor their pardon, they will give it nnd say they will try you a train , but, full ing away again unler the power of t.em ota tion, they cast you off forever. Put Co 1 forgives seventy times seven—yea, seven hun lred times.—yea. though this be the ten thousandth time He is morn earnest, more sympathetic, more helpful this last time than when you took your first misstep. T f . with all the influences favorable for a ricrht lite, iifn make so many mistakes, how much harder it Is when, for instance, some appetite thrusts its iron grapple into the roots of the tonguo and pulls a man down with hands of destruction ! If under su?h lircumstances ho break away, there will be no sport in the undertaking, n» holiday en joyment, but a struggle in which the wres tlers move from side to side and bend and twist and watch for an opportunity to tret in n heavier stroke until, with one final effort, In which the muscles are distended, and the veins start out, and the bloo 1 starts, the swarthy habit falls under the knee of the victor—escaped at last as with the sklnof his te^th. Tn the last day it will bo found that Hugh Tiatimer and John Knox and Iluss and Kid ley were not the greatest martvrs, but Chris tian men who went up Incorrupt from the contaminations nnd perplexities of Wall street, Water street. Pearl street, Broad street, State street. Thir l street, Lombard street and the bourse. On earth they were called brokers or stockjobbers or retailers or importers, but In heaven Christian heroes. No fairoh* were heaped about t heir feet, no inquisition demanded from them recanta tion, no soldier aimed a spike at their heart, but they had mental tortures, compared with which all physical consuming is as the breath of a spring morning. I find in the community a large class of men who have been so cheated, so lied about, so outrageously wronged that they have lost faith in everything. In a world where every thing seems so topsyturvy they do not see how there can bo any Ood. They are con founded nnd frenzied nnd misanthropic. Elaborate argument to prove to them the truth of Christianity or thetruthof anything else touches them nowhere. Hear me, all such men. I preaeh to you no rounded periods, no ornamental discourse, but I put my hand on your shoulder an l invito you into the peace of the gospel. Hero is a rock on which you may stand firm, though the waves dash against it harder than the At lantic, pitehini; its surf clear above Eddy stone lighthouse. I)o not charge upon God nil these troubles of the world. As long as the world stuck to God, God stuck to the world, but the earth seceded trom His gov ernment, and hence all these outrages and all these woes. God is good. For many hundreds of years He has been coaxing the world to come back to Him, but the more He has coaxed the more violent have men been in their resistance, and they have stepped back and stepped back until they have dropp -1 into ruin. Try this God, ye who have had the blood houii is after you, and who have thought that Go 1 had forgotteu you. Try Him and see if lie will not help. Try Him and see if He will not pardon. Try Him and see if He will not save. The flowers of spring have 110 bloom so sweet asthe tloweringof Christ's alTeetions. Thessn hath no warmth com pared with the glow of His heart. The waters have no refreshment like tho foun tain that will slake the thirst of thy soul. At the moment the reindeer stands with his lip an I nostril thrust into the cool mouutain tor rent the hunter may be coming through the thicket. Without crackling a stick under his foot l»e ccmi-s close by the stajf, aims his gun,-'.raws the trigger, and the poor tiling rears in its death agony aud falls backward, its antlers cr;ishin 011 the rocks, but the panting heart that drinks from tho water brook?* of Go I s promise shall never bo fa tall t wcunJed and shall never die. "I NF.YEU took any stock in dreams," said *J. L. Santor, of Lex ington, Mo., "but from recent ex periences I am inclined to believe that there is something in the my steries of sleep after all. About two months ago my wife informed me that she had dreamed of a marriage and that it was a sure sign of death. Two days afterwards my grandfather was killed by a train at Omaha. Following this up, my better hall warned me to look after my financial interests, as she dreamed I was being treated for hysterics. To dream that I was being treated for anything, she informed me, was a never-failing sign that I would sutler a tinancia. loss. In less than a week came the Sodalia Bank calamity, and I am out S2.(X>O. .lust before I left home I accidentally broke a Jooking-glass. Now I am told that I will have seven years of trouble. It has not materi alized, but I expect to receive a tele gram before morning informing me that my boy has been drowned in the river, my house has been de stroyed by tire, or that something else equally a? horrible ha* 00 curmV" "PROVE ALL THINGS, ANI) HOLD FAST TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD RELIGIOUS READING. trTHER AXD HIS MAID SERVANT". Luther lind adomestie n-sidingat his house by the name of Llizabeth. who in a lit of dis pleasure left without giving the family any notice. She subsequently lell into habits of immorality, and became dangerously ill. In her sickness she requesteti a visit from Luther. On taking his seat at her bedside lies iid i "Well. Elizabeth, what is the mat ter?" "I desire," she replied, "to ask your pardon for leaving your family so abruptly; but I lmve also something else weighing very heavily on my eonsivenco: 1 have given my soul away to Satan!" "Why," rejoined Lutlier, "that's of no great consequence; what else? " I have, continued she, done many wicked things, but this is what most oppresses me, that I have deliberately sold my poor soul to the devil, and how can such a crime ever lind mercy? "Elizabeth listen to me," rejoined the man of God, "supj»ose while you lived in my house, you had sold and transferred all my children to a stranger, would the sale or transfer have U*en lawful and binding?" Oh, no, said the deeply humbled girl, for 1 had no right to do thut. "Very well, you had still les- right to give vour soul to the arch-enemy; it no more In— longs to you than my children do. It is the exclusive property of the Lord Jesus Christ; he made it, and when lost, also redeemed it; it is his with all its powers and faculties, iuid you can't give away or sell what is not yours; if you have attempted it, the whole transac tion was unlawful and is entirely void. "Now,do you go to our Lord ; confess your guilt with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, aud entreat him to pardon you and take back again what is whol./ his own. And as for the slu of attempting to alknate bis rightful property, throw that back upon the devil, for that and that alone is his." The girl obeyed, was converted, aud died full of faith and hope. TIIF. SIMPLICITY OF FAITH. An attendance upon the reading of tho pa pers and the learned and able discussions which followed at the late annual meeting of the General Association of Connecticut was calculated to impress the Christian mind with the importance of simple faith in Christ The topics which usualiy come before this purely ministerial body are designed to be iu touch with the leading subjects of consider ation iu the theological world and also in re lation to aggressive Christian work iu tho church. This year the scientific spirit as related to tho evangelic spirit of the Congregational idea as worship, and the ground of faith were the leading topics. Under these tho scientific trend of the day in connection with tho higher criticism, and the nature and place of true worship were brought out from different points of observation with varying views. The papers and the discussions which fol lowed suggested the importance in tlieso times of more closely adhering to simple faith in Christ. To a faith like that illustrated in the woman, to whom Christ said, "Woman, great is thy fuith. Be it unto thee even as thou wilt." The faith that is the gift of God. Tho faith that works by love and purifies tho heart. The faith of tho common mind. Tho faith that is not confounded or disturbed by the mysteries of science. The fuith that trusts in God's Word, and recognizes tho reality and the fruits ol Christian experience is that which will remain in life aud triumph in immortality. THE OOODNESS OF GOD. God is good as well as great. 0, yes, read or, he is infinitely good to you, to me, to all. On this point 1 kuow not how to speak,whero to begin or where to end. "The goodness of the Lord endurcth forever," It shines in the sun. beams in the moon, sparkles in tho stars, rolls in tho thunder, streams in tho lightning, sighs in tho tempest, and comes down upon lis in gentle dews and plenteous showers, to water and b'ess the earth, and make the little hills rejoiceon every side. The apple which mellows in the sun, the vine, laden with the rich clusters of the grape, tho bird that cuts the air, and the insect that floats along the breeze, are only so many varied expressions of God's unsearchable goodness. Think of tha air you breathe; what a blessing this, inhaling life and vigor, beauty and health to every living thing, and yet so common, that you al most forget the gift and overlook the Giver ! Should God withhold it but a few moments you and every living creature, would pant for breath, and soon languish and die. Tho stream, that leaps from the mountain's side, and glides along through fields and forests, spreading fertility and beauty on every side, until its cheerful ripple is lost in the majestic roar of the ocean, is another expression of God's infinite goodness. What blessings are light and lieat! llow rich, how free! These also are the products of divine goodness. Should God withhold them, what a dreary night would spread its mantle over this fair world, and convert It into one vast scene ol lamentation, mourning and woe. FERVOB IN RELIGION. Fervor in religion, earnestness as a Chris tian, is as natural an effect of the close con tract of truth with a man's mind, as a spark is for the meeting of steel aud stone or as a glow is from friction, or as ebullition is from pouring water upon unslaeked lime. Iti al religion is fervent. It awakes a man in earnest. It gives light, and heat, and spiritual electricity; and the preacher should bo giving off those like an electrical machine or galvanic battery. He who is never fervent in prayer, nor in labors for souls, nor in praise, nor in doing good, then It must bo that the lire of divine love has never been kindled in his heart, lieal religion, like lightning, will naturally givo light, heat and electricity. The true Christian is chanted with truth, and with love to *ouls; and the electric sparks will be flying off from him. If you are a good con ductor you can draw >ff a great ileal "f spir itual electricity from a good minister, or from any good Christian, and In* will have none the less for it. while you will be all the better. our. CHILDREN IN HEAVEN. As the shepherd thought more "f the sheep that was lost than the ninety and nine that were safe; as the woman scarcely realized the volue of the nine pieces of silver that re mained in her casket, in her anxiety for the one that was missing; so it has e V .-r seemed to tho bereaved parents, the flowers which heaven claims in the spring time of infancy are fairer and sweeter than any that survive the early blight, to blossom and bear fruit in the chilly atmosphere of time." If flowers of earth exposed to blight. And withering long before their prime, Appear so passing sweet and bright, Amid the dim cold wastes of time; How wondrous; how surpassing fair, How redolent of lile and love. Must those, whom heaven has called, appear, '.transplanted in the flelds above? Turpentine Products. Spruce chewing-gum is one of the products of the turpentine still, be ins simply the rosin from which not all the spirits of turpentine have beeh extracted, and which have been clari fied by especially careful straining through white cotton. The otherex treme of the still's product is tho waste-chips, lumps, pin needles and impurities of all sorts which are gathered up in the cotton, and thrown out with it upon the ever lighted fire which burns near-by by iay and night, lending a picturesque feature to the gloom of the "plney wood#" of th« Southern I'niud Afrlsnlturijit, CHILDREN'S COLUMN, THEY SCARED THE TOAD. On" day a toad on a toadstool sat And "I'll rest awhile,'* said he, "For hopping about in search of a meal Has already quite wearied me." But alas! f>r that tired toad, two elves, Each with a slender stick. Came skipping that way, and with wink aa «jth grin, It-solved to play him a trick. So under the toadstool they skipped and bo gan To prod it—those mischievous two — And tho toad cried out in the greatest ol frights, "There's an earthquake! Oh, what shall I do?" —Detroit Free Fresa. THE WAYS OF TURKEYS. 'ew readers of St Nicuolas havt known the anxieties and delights of raising turkeys. I should like to tell them some of my experience. In April yonr turkey-hens will not Ktay together, as they have done all the winter, but each Eeenis to have a separate secret, and you will often meet one in the most unexpected places, far away from the house. Then the old turkey-hen will try to look so unconscious? She just goes on pluck ing at the grass and weeds, slowly turn ing first one way and then another in an aimless fashion; and when she is sure you are watching her, she will lead you back and forth, around and around, sometimos for half a mile. Yet—would you beliove it?—right here, near by, along tho fence in a clump of jjrass, or under somo dried brush, or perhaps in tho middle of tho pear orchard, with never a thing to mark she spot, or in a tangle of black-berry buslies in tho old graveyard on tho cool moist earth is a nest of speckled eggs! But take caro I Do not for tho world put your hand in tho nest 1 You must take those eggs out with a fresh clean spoon—turkeys aro "mighty partie'lar," as tho colorod people say ; but if you don't take them tho crows or tho setter dog will. You must leavo her a "nest-egg," of course, aud above all things the hen must not seo you do this; for you and she aro play ing at hide-and-seek. Somo day you will find her sitting on the nest, crouching down close to the ground, with a seared look in her pretty brown eyes. Don't say a word ; t-rij> noislessly away, and late that evening givo her back those speckeled eggs, slipping them under with your hand. She will pluck you, but do not mind thut; you and she will be friends somo day. Once I made a turkey sit in a hen house where there was many a rat liole. She had been on tho eggs four weeks when little turkey-voices were heard beneath her, and little turkey heads peeped out from among her breast feathers. When I took her up by both wings, such plucking and picking and scratching as she did! I looked, and behold! not a turkey chick was there. The little things just out of the shell, obeying tho wild instinct of their nature, had "scooted" in tho twinkling of an eye, leaving a nest of empty shells. I hunted all over the hen-house, but 110 sight or sound of them could be heard, but HS I turned away, I heard tho old hen calling softly ; then, more softly still, came the answers, and from rat-hole*, from wisps of scattered straw, from chips, from cracks, and from corners, the little ones came creeping back to the nest. I caught them, though, after all, and did as an old wom an told me. With my finger-nail I scratched off tho little "pip" nt tho end of each tiny bill, and, holding the little turkey firmly and placing a fin ger in the bill to keep it open, I crammed tho little pip—which looks like a piece of meal husk—and a whole grain of black pepper down each little throat. The black pepper makes them warm. Then the young turkeys are treated to 11 dab of salt grease and snuff, mixed together in a brown paste, first 011 the top of each head> and then under each little throat. Their food is now to be wet corn-meal and chopped garlic or onion tops, with an occasional seasoning of black pep per on dump days. How those little turkeys like onion tops! They actually sipieal with delight when they smell them. What tussling when two or three are hanging on to the same piece! What funny little things they are! —so weak in their legs, so easily upset, yet so strong in their bills. Yon can lift a little turkey oiF tho groun 1 with an onion top, if he once gets a firm hold.—St. Nicholas. An Honest Man. "I should think," said Cawker,after Pt liem had finished a tediously long narration, "that our friend Pelican would make a pefectly trustworthy 1» » ner. "Why?" asked Cum so. "He is never short in hnamounts. 1 "-I'H'.UDVLPBIA SI.OO Tor Vt tir In Advance W. L. 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SMIIII, Principal of this College, for System of Hook-keeping and General ISusiness /ulucatL n. Students in attendance the past year from 25 States. 10,000 former pupils, in busines t, etc. 13 teachers employed. J£jy Ilusi ness Course consists of Hook-keeping, Jtusiness Arithmetic, / nmanship. Commercial I.a~o, Merchandising, Hanking, Joint Stock, Manufacturing, Lectures, business Practice, Mercantile Correspondence, etc. Cost of Full ISusiness Course, including Tuition, Stationery and Hoard in a nice family, about $iH). Shorthand, I i/j"'- writing and Telegraphy, are specialties, having special teachers and rooms, and can he taken alone or with the Husiness ,'ourst . No charge has ever been made for procuring situa tions. ZiT' So Vacation, linter now For Circulars address Ull.m il 11. SMITH, President. Lexington, Ky. 1 OFF* COOOS'-MMM 7WM BE3T ' OUR PP/CES I THE LOWEST F \ J > arrir7/IfKQ F/ICFIANAPO(ISJ V Unique Industry. "My town," said Henry Rurkhart, editor of the Windsor (Mo.) Review, lit the Ladede, "has one distinction, at least, and that is that it is the home of more Fnited States mail con- ! tractors than any other two or three ! towns on earth. We have there a half dozen or more large firms which control nearly all the star routes in the country. I don't know how it Imp- j pened that this peculiar enterprise j should have sought Windsor as its j base of operations, unless it was that j by accident, perhaps, one WindsoriUj got interested in the business, made money at it, and others seeing his fortune piling up, fell in line. They all appear to be getting rich, and not one of them has yet had any sort of trouble with the Government. Con tracts ure let at Windsor for carrying the mails in Maine, California, Texas and Montana, and thus is the name of our town known from one end of j the country to the other, though our population is not much over 1,500." —[St. Louis Republic. Proposed Ship Canals. Surveys are to be made for a ship canal from the lakes to the Ohio river, probably byway of the Krio and Pittsburg; tin.-agitation in favor of the h«-apeakc and Delaware ship canal is growing, and tin- revival of the project f the Philadelphia and New York canal ha- revived interest in the Cape C >d canal project, which would great !y shorten the waterway between New ork and Roston. There are no physical difficulties in the way that could not be surmounted by engineering -kii 1; the question as to each canal turns mainly ori the co-t and po-siMe revenue. It is con ceded that r-uch a chain of canals would be of great advantage to the (iovernment in case of war. and that the canals would repay In value, di rectly »r indirectly, all that might be expended upon them, provided they should be carried to completion.— [l'll iladel phia 1 e 1 ger. A in.A''K French poodle in Gavers, L'olumbi :u County.ohio, has adoptee i broo I of ducklings, and crouche* jver them at night, like a hen ovei :hicks. The ir:t■ lligent animal ha? earned to modulate hi* bark «o that i Hound# »yin«thinß '~' iC NO. '24. ADVERTISING IB TO BUSINESS WHAT STEAM IS TO MACHINERY, THAT GREAT PROPELLTNU POWER 00000000000000000 ooooooootwoooooo Write up n nice advertisement .ibout your business ami insert it in THE CENTRAL TIMES and voti'll "see a change in business all around." Every lan His Own Doctor. A Valuable FAMILY DOCTOR Rooh by J. Hamilton AyT3h, M. D., of six hundred pages, profanely illustrated and containing knowledge of how to CURE Disease, Promote Health and Prolong Life. The book contains valuable information regarJing mar riage and the proper care and rearing of children. SENI) CO CENTS TO The Atlanta Pililisij House, llfl Loyd St., Atlanta, Ga., and th;j will forward you the book by mail, yostyaid PlTC"Fal!iiSite Q CAN be CURED: m I 3 We will SF.ND FREE by ■ man a Ursc TRIAL BOTTLE* ■ alsn, a trr.it,v? on Epi!«-psy. DON"* SUFFER ANY LONGER I OivePoitOJ fice, State and County, and Age Addrett, T mE HALL CHEMICAL CO., 3800 t Aruiue, FAVORITE SINGER. |JHL $252 JO Arm a drop leaf, fancy cmtct, two large drawers, with nickel ancl full set of Altiii lliac nli^ equ.il t> any Singer bine vid from S4O to S6O by i eia 'I eII gh Ann Machtne has a sclf-s* t'.ing r.ef'Sie ar. self threading shuttle. A trial in your home befoK payment is asked. direit •( ti.e Manufacturer* and save agents' profits besides getting certifi cates of warrantee (j r five y« r-.. Send fo* machine with name o F a 1 i.'.ess man MM reference and we will ship f.ne at once. CO-QPEfATIV't &EWING MACHINE CO, «vl 6. tl»w«nlh 8» . PHtLADKt.PMIA t'A, gfUl' IJV Tut; tut. itj liftl*

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