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REV. DR. TALMAGE.
TUK BROOKLYN DIVINE'S SUN
have killed himself, supposing that the pr.s
ori'TH hai hern fls 1. But Paul crie 1 with a
loud voice, savin?. Do thyself no harm."
Acts xvi., 27, 28,
Ilern is a would he suicide nrresfftl Jn his
deadly attempt. Hi; was a sheriff, an 1 ae
cordinsfto the Roman law a bailiff himself
must su Ter the punishm nt due an escaped
prisoner, and if the prisoner breaking jail
was sentenced to be endungeoned for three
or four years then the sheriff must be en
'lungeoned for three or four years, and if
the prisoner breaking j ill was to have siif
ered capital punishment then the sheriff
must Buffer capital punishment.
ihe sheriff had received especial charge
to keep a sharp lookout for Paul and Silas.
Ihe government had not had confidence in
holts and l>ars to keep 2afe these two clergy
men, about whom there seemed to be soiu"-
thing strange and supernatural.
Sure enough, by miraculous power I hey
are free, and the sheriff, wilting out of a
sound sle'p and supposing these ministers
have run away, nnl knowing they were to
die for preaching Christ, and realizing that
ho must there.'ore die, rather than go under
the executioner s ax on die morrow and
suffer public disgrace resolves to precipit »te
his own drcease. But before tho sharp,
keen, glittering dagger of the sherilT could
strike his heart one of the uulooseuad
prisoners arrests the hlalo by the coalman 1,
''Do thysell no harm."
In olden time, and where Christianity
had not interfere 1 with it, suicide was cou=
si lered honor ible an I a s'gn of courage,
Demosthenes poisoned himself when told
that Alexand r's emhassa lor ha 1 demanded
the surrender of the Athenian orators.
Isocrates killed himself rather than sur
render to Philip of Maeed:>n. Cato. rather
than submit to Julius Ciesar, took his own
life, and a ter three times his wounds ha l
been dressr d tore them open and perished.
Mithridntes killed himself rather than sub
mit tc I'ompey, the conqueror. Hannibal
destroyed his life by poison trom his ring,
considering life unbearable. Lycurgus a
suici !e, Brutus a suicide. After the disaster
of Moscow Napoleon always carried with
him a preparation of opium, and one eight
his servant heard the ex-amperor arise, put
something in a glass and drink it. and soon
after the groans arouse all the attendants,
and it was only through utmost medical
skill ho was resuscitated from the stupor of
Times have changed, an 1 yet the Ameri
can eonseieneo needs to be tone 1 upon the
subject of suicide. Have you seen a paper
in the last moith that did not announce the
passage out of life by one's own behest 1
Defaulters, alarmed at th® idea of exposure,
quit life precipitately. Men losing large
lortunes go out of the world because they
cannot endure earthly existence. Frustrat
ed affection, domestic infelicity, dyspectio
impatience, anger, remorse, envy, Jealousy,
destitution, misanthropy, are considered
sufficient causes for absconding Iroin this
life by Paris trreen, by laudanum, by bella
donna, by Othello's dagger, bv halter, by
leap lrom the abutment of a bridge, by lire
arms. More cases of "felo de se" in the last
two years of the world's existence. The evil
is more ami more spreadin'.*.
A pulp:t not long ago expressed some
doubt as to whether there was really any
thing wrong about quitting this life when it
became disagreeable, and there are found in
respectable circles people apologetic for the
crime which Paul in the text arrested. I
shall show you before I got through that
suicide is the worst of all crimes, and I shall
lift a warning unmistakable. But in the
carlv part of this sermon I wish to admit
that some of the best Christians that have
ever lived have committed self destruction,
but always in dementia and not responsible.
I have no more doubt about their eternal
felicity than I have of the Christian who
dies in his bed in the delirium of typ'ioid
fever. While theshoek of the catastrophe is
very great, I charge all those who have had
Christian irienls under cerebral aberration
?tep off the boundaries of this life to have
no doubt their happiness. The dear Lord
took thom right out of their dazed and fren
zied state into perfect safety. Ifow Christ
leels toward the insane you may know from
the kind way be treated the demoniac of
Gardara and the child lunatic, and the po
tency with which ho hushed the tempests
oitlu r of sea or brain.
Scotland, the land prolific of intellectual
giants, had none grander than Hugh Miller,
great for science and great for God. He
came of the best Highland blood, and ho was
a descendant of Donald Roy, a man eminent
for his piety and the rare gift of second
sight. His attainments, climbing up as lie
did from the quarry and the wall cf the
stonemason, drew forth the astonished ad
miration ot Bucklaud and Murehison, the
scientists, and Dr. Chalmers, the theologian,
and held universities spellbound while he
told them the story of what he had seen of
God in the old red sandstone.
That man did more than any being that
ever lived to show that the God of the hills
is the God of the Bible, and ho struck his
tuning fork on the rocks of Cromarty until
he brought geology and theology accordant
in divine worship. His two l ooks, entitle I
"Footprints of the Creator" and the "Testi
mony of the Rocks," proclaimed the banns
of an everlasting marriage between genuine
science and revelation. On this latter book
he toiled day and night, through love of
nature and love of God, until he could not
sleep, and his brain gave way, an 1 he was
found dead with a revolver by his side, the
cruel instrument having had two bullets—
one for him and the other for the gunsmith
who, at the coroner's inquest, was examin
ing It and fell dead. Have you any doubt of
the beatification of Hugh Miller after his hot
brain had ceased throbbing that winter night
in his study at Fortobello? Among the
mightiest of earth, among the mightiest of
No one ever doubted the piety of William
Cowper, the author of those three great
hymns, "Oh. For a Closer Walk With God !"
"What Various Hindrances We Meet 1"
"There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood"
William Cowper, who shares with Isaac
Watts and Charles Wesley the chief honors
of Christian hymnology. In hypochondria
he resolved to take his own life and rode to
the river Thames, l ut found a man seated on
some goods at the very point from which he
expeeted to spring an t rode back to his
home and that night threw himself upon his
own knife, but the blade broke, and then he
hanged himself to the ceiling, but the rope
parted. No wonder that when God merci
fully delivered him from that awful demen
tia he sat down and wrote that other hymn
just as memorable.
God moves In a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He ) lauts His footsteps in the S£3
Ami ride* upon tbe storm.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
An 1 sean His work in vain.
G>d is His own interpreter.
And He will make it plain.
While we make this merciful and righteous
allowance in regard to thoso who were
plunged into mental incoherence. I declare
that the man who in the use of his reason,
by his own act, snaps the bond between his
body and his soul goes straight into perdi
tion. Shall I prove it? Revelation xxi..
"Murderers shall have their part in the lake
which burnetii with fire and brimstone
Revelation xxii.. 15. "Without are dogs and
sorcerers and whoremongers an 1 murder
ers." You do not believe the New Testa
men'? Then perhaps you believe the Ten
Commandments. "Thou shalt not kill."
Do you sav all these pass aires refer to the
taking of tin- life o( others / Then 1 ask you
if you are not as responsible tor your own
life as foi the life of others? Gol gave you
a special trust in your life. He made you
the custodian of your life as lie male you the
custodian of no other life. He gave you as
wnpons with which to defen 1 it two arms
to -trik» back assailants, two eyes to w itch
for invasion and a natural love of life which
Ought ever to be on the alert. Assassination
of others is a mild crime '"ornparrfl with the
•assassination of yourself, because iu the
latter case it 'p treachery to ail especial
trust, it is the surrender of a castie you were
especially appointed to keep, it is treason to
a natural law, and it istreason toGol added
to ordinary murder.
To show how God in the Bible looked
upon this crime [ point you to the rogues*
picture gallery in some parts of the Bibio,
the pictures of the people who have com
mitted this dun at ur.al crime. Here is the
headless trunk of Haul on the walls of Bith
shan. Here is tllo man who chased little
David—ten feet in statue chasing four. Here
is the man who consulted a clairvoyant,
witch of F.nlor. Hero is a man who,
whipped in battle, instead of surrendering
his swor 1 with dignity, asks his servant to
slay him, and when the servant declines then
the giant plants the hilt of the sword in the
'•arth, the sharp point sticking upward, an l
he throws his holy on it an 1 expires, the
coward, the suicide! Here is Ahitbophel,
the M i'diiavelli of olden times, betraying his
best friend, David, in or ler that he may be
co:ne prime minister of Absalom and joining
that fellow in his attempt at parricide. Not
getting wiiat ho wanted by change of politics
he takes a short cut out of a disgraced life
into th«* suicide's eternity. There ho is, the
Here is Abi nelecli practically a suicide.
He is with an army bombarding a tower,
when ;i woman in the tower takes a grind
stone Iron its place and drops it upon his
head, an l with what life he has left in a
eraekft 1 skull he comman '.s his armor bearer,
"Draw thy sword and slay me, lest men say
a woman slew me." There is his post mortem
photograph in the book of Samuel. But the
liero of this group is Judas Iscariot. Dr.
Donne says he was a martyr, and we have in
our day apologists for him. Ami what won
der in this da)" when we have a book reveal
ing Aaron Burr as a pattern of virtue, an l
in this day when we uncover a statue to
George Sand as tne ben dactrsss ot litera
ture, an I in this day when there are be
trayals of Christ on the part of some of llis
pretended apostles—a betrayal so black it
makes the iutamy of Judas Iscariot white!
Yet this man by his own hand hungup for
the execration of all the ages, Judas Iscariot.
All the good men and women of the Bible
left to Goil the decision of their earthly ter
minus, an 1 they could have said with Job,
who had a right to commit suicide if any
man ever had—what with his destroyed
property, and his ho ly all aflame with insuf
ferable earbuncles, and everything gone
from his homo except the chief curse of it—
a p stiferous wife—and four garrulous peo
pie pelting him with comfortless talk while
he sits on a heap of ashes scratching his
scabs with a piece of broken pottery, yet
crying out in triumph, "All the days of my
appointed time will I wait till my change
Notwithstanding the Bible is against this
evil and the aversion which it creates by the
loathsome and ghastly spectacle of those
who have buried themseives out
of life. and notwithstanding Christ
ianity is against it and tho argu
ments and the useful lives andtlie illustrious
deaths of its disciples, it is a fact alarming
ly patent that su oide is on tho increase.
What is the cause? I charge upon infidelity
and agnosticism this whole thing. If there
be no hereafter, or if that hereafter bo bliss
ful without reference to how we liveaudhow
wo die, why not move back the folding doors
between this world and the next? And when
our existence here becomes trouble-one why
not pass right over into Elysium? Put this
dosvn among your most solemn reflections
and consider it after you go to your homes
—there has never been a case of suicide
where the operator was not either dormwited,
and therefore irresponsible, or an inllde'. I
challenge all the iiges, and I challenge tho
who o universe. There never has been a
case of self destruction while in full appre
ciation of his immortality and of the fact
that that immortality would be glorious or
wretched according as ho accepted Jesus
Christ or rejected Him.
You say it is business trouble, or you say
it is electrical currents, or it is this, or it is
that, or it is the other thing. Why not go
clear back, my friend, and acknowledge that
iu every case it is the abdication of reason or
the teaching of infidelity which practically
gays, "If you don't like this life, get out of
it, and you will land either in annihilation,
where there are no notes to pay, no persecu
tions to suffer, no gout to torment, or you
will land where there will bo everything
glorious and nothingtopay for it." Infld 'li
ty always has been apologetic for self immo
lation. After l'om Paiue's "Age of Reason"
was published and widely read there was a
marked increase of self-slaughter.
Rousseau, Voltaire, Gibbon, Montaigne,
under certain circumstances, wcro apolo
getic for self immolation. Infidelity puts up
no bar to people's rushing out lrom this
world into the next. They teach us it does
not make any difference how you live hero
or go out of this world, you will land either
in an oblivious nowhere or a glorious some
where. An 1 infidelity holds the upper eud
of the roue for the suicide, and aims tho
pisiol with which a man blows his brains
out. an 1 mixes the strychuine for the last
swallow. If infidelity could carry the day
an I pcr-uade the majority of people that it
does not made any difference how you go
out of the world you will lan 1 safely, the
rivers would be so full of corpses the terry
boats would be impeded in their progress,
and the crack ol a suici ie's pistol would bo
no more alarming than the rumble of a street
Ah. infidelity, stand up and take thy sen
tence ! In the presence of God and angels
and men, stand up, thou monster, thy lip
blasted with blasphemy, thy cheek scarred
with lust, thy breath foul with tho corrup
tion of tho ages! Stand up, satyr, filthy
goat, buzzard of tho nations, leper of the
centuries ! Stand up, thou monster infidel
ity, part man, part panther, part reptile, part
dragon, stand up and take thy sentence!
Thy hand is red with the blood in which
thou hast washed, thy feet crimson with the
human gore through which thou hast waded.
Stand up and take thy sentence 1 Down with
thee to tho pit and sup on the sobs and
groans of families thou hast blasted, and roll
on the bed of knives which thou hast sharp
ened for others, and let thy musio be tne
everlasting mist rere of those whom thou
hast damned ! 1 brand the forehead of infi
delity with all the crimes of self immolation
for tne last century on the part of those who
had their reason.
My frieu Is, it vcr your life through its
abrasions an 1 its molestations should seei*
to be unbearable, and yoa are tempted to
quit it by your own behest, do not consider
yourselves as worse than others. Christ
Himself was tempted to cast Himself from
the roof of the temple, but as He resisted so
resist ye. Christ came to medicino all our
wounds. In your trouble I prescribe life in
stead of death. People who have bad it
worse than you will ever have it have gone
songful on their way. Remember that God
keeps the chronology of your life with as
much precision as He keeps the chronology
Why was it at midnight, just at midnight,
the destroying angel struck the blow that
set the Israelites free from bondage? The
430 years were up at 12 o'clock that night.
The 430 years were not up at 11. and 1 o'clock
would have been tardy and too late. Tho
430 years were up at 12 o'clock, and the de
stroying angel struck tho blow, and Israel
was free. And God knows just the hour
when it is time to lead you up from earthly
bondage. By his grace "make not the worst
of things, but the best of them. If you must
take the pills, do not chew them. Your ever
lasting rewards willaccord with your earthly
perturbations, just as Caius gave to Agrippa
a chain of gold as heavy as had been his
chain of iron. For your asking you may
have the same grice that was irivtn to the
Italian martyr, Algerius, who, down in the
darkest of dungeons, dated his letter from
•'the delectable orchard of the Leonine pris
There is a sorrowless world, and it is so
radiant that the noonday suu is only tho
lowest doorstep, and the aurora that lights
tip our northern heavens, confounding as
tronomers as to what it can be, is the wav
ing of the banners of the procession coma
to tak»i the conquerors home from church
militant to church triumphant, and you ami
I have 10,000 reasons for wanting to go
there, but we will never get there either by
Self immolation or impsniteney. All our
sins slain by the Christ who came to do that
thing, wo want to go in at ju-t the time
diviuely arranged,and from a couch divine
ly spread, and then the clang of the sepul
chral gates behind us will be overpowered
by the clang of the opening of the solid
pearl before us. O God, wtiatever others
may choose, g.ve me a Christian's life, a
Christian's death, a Christian's burial, a
lr&"Helen Thorneycroft Fowler.
When the world to thee is new.
Whe; its dazz ing dreams deceive thee
lire they pass like morning dew—
Faith retrieve thee!
\\ hen the trlory fades away.
When of light the clouds bereave thee,
When the shadows mar the day—
lio|»e relieve thee!
When despair's destroying breath
Come at eventide to grieve thee
With the bitterness of death—
Love reprieve thee!
When tlie bells at eurfew toll,
When the lingering sunbeams leave thee,
When the night o'erwhelms thy soul—
God receive thee!
THE POWER OF THE ISIBI.E.
The lies-, lioburt Newton of England, when
011 a visit to this country a few years ago,
advocated at an anniversary of the American
Hible Society, the eardinal principle of that
noble institution, the circulation of the
scriptures without note or comment.
Illustrative of the sufficiency of the Bible
to convert the soul, with God's blessing on
it* perusai, lie related the following anecdote:
A woman considerably advanced in years,
who had heard unmoved from Sabbath, to
Sabbath, the thunders of Sinai, and the af
fecting appeals of Calvary, called one day on
the pastor of the church which she attended,
and to his astonishment and joy, apprized
him that she had found "the pearl of great
To his probing question she gave clear aud
satisfactory replies; and he was convinced
that the work was the Holy Spirit's. Iu
tracing the changes to its source, he asked
her under which sermon of his she had been
converted. "Sermon !" she cried, it was no
sermon that converted me, it was the text,
liefore you hail well begun your sermon I
was a converted sinner. The Lord carried
this truth home to my heart with mighty
power: and 1 dwelt and dwelt upon his own
blessed words until I found peace and joy in
believing. The precious text was, "For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only be
gotten Son. that whosoever believeth in him.
should not perish, but have everlasting life,"
John 3:10. Blessed be God for his unspeak
I have read many interesting accounts of
the conversion of souls in solitary places by
tho simple reading of the Bible; but a few on
the desert ocean, where the voice of the liv
ing teacher was not; and these facts thould
stimulate us to more systematic and untiring
efforts to circulate the Book of Life. The
duty is imperious; the encouragement great:
and the rewards —through grace—such as
'•eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man," to con
There is no possible way of finding com fort
amid the providences that come to us in life
but in intimate and habitual commmunion
with God. Much as we may desire to avoid
providences often of an afflictive and dis
ciplinary character, our heavenly Father sees
it wise to administer his government over us
in a manner that often Irdes his love to our
human thought. Doubtless in this way he
would keep us from pride and vanity, impress
upon us our absolute dependence upon his
guidance, instil a deeper religious conviction
in our minds, perfect more fully our ideals of
true life and clarify our vision of spiritual
things. But theoriz ng thus, as we often do,
how few accept his wav with unruffled com
posure, rejoicing that we ate in his hands!
Such blessed rest in God comes to us only
through one well-trodden path—the path of
holy prayer. We do not mean an approach
to the mercy seat merely at stated times and
in formal utteranc*s. but a constant drawing
near to him iu the silent depths of devotion,
in the soul's unuttered supplication*, in the
hourly spiritual contact of the huniau with
the divine heart. But this power to pause
amid conflicting uneertianties, and let God
give light upon the path in his own good time.is
not the product of huniau philosophy. This
ability to wait until he shall solve the problem
l>elongs only to souls that are constantly
closeted in his presence. Helping him to de
cide difficult questions is one of his ways ol
'•rewarding them openly." And who wil:
say that this is not a rich reward for obeying
oar Lord's command. "Enter intothyeloset?"
Can anything surpass such comfort as is
found here? Toiling, weary pilgrim, wher
ever thou art found, enter into the enclosure
of prayer, and abide very near to him who
"seeth in secret." Oh, what safety is heref
UNTIL HE KINDS IT.
A pleasant incident i* recorded of General
Garibaldi. One evening lie met a Sardinian
shepherd, who hail lost a lamb out of his
flock, and was iu great distress because he
could not Hud it. Garibaldi became deeply
interested in the man, and proposed to his
staff that they should scour the mountains
and help to find the lost lamb. A search was
organized, lanlerns were brought, and tlie-e
old so diers started off full of eager earnest
ness to look for the fugitive. The quest was
in vain, however, and by-and-by all the sold
iers returned to their quarters.
Next morning Garal>aldi's attendant found
the general abed and fast asleep, long after
his usual hour for ri*ini;. The servant
aroused him at length, ami the general rul>-
l>ed his eyes and then took from under his
bed coverings the lost lamb, bidding the at
tendant to carry it to the shepherd. Gari
baldi had kept up the quest through the night
until he had found the lamb. This illustra
tion helps 11s to understand how Jesus Christ
seeks lost souls in the world of sin. continu
ing the >eareh long after others have given
it up. Peking until he finds. l!ev. J. If.
Miller. I>. I).
DKI.IVI.HKD KK' M TEMPTATION.
When Werdell Phillips was a boy fourteeL
years of age, in the old church at the North
End, Boston.he heard Lvman B»*echer preach
on the theme: "i"ou oelong to God." He
went home after service, threw himself on
the floor of hi- room, with locked doors, and
prayed: "O God. 1 belong to thee: take what
is thine own. I this that whenever a
thin.' b' wrong it mav have no j>ower of
temptation over me: whenever a thinir be
rinht, it may take no courage to do it." From
that day on. he te.»tifled that whenever he
knew a thing to l«e wrong it held no tempta
tion : aud whenever lie knew a thing to be
right, it took no courage to do it.
I'rayer is mighty an in«trument that no
one ever thoroughly ma-tered all its kev?.
They sweep al«>ng the infinite scale of mail's
wants and of God"- goodness.— Hugh Millar.
IF you will never drink your first
glass, all the eubse»pient ones won't
SCIE.VTIFIC AM) INDUSTRIAL.
Soft music has a hypnotic effect.
Milk is about eighty-seven per cent.
London has street car lines eighty
feet below the surface.
Canary birds are greatly subject to
pneumonia aud pleurisy.
A scheme is on foot to utilize the
current of the Bosphorus to illumni
nate Constantinople, Turkey.
The great artesian well at Passv,
one of the suburbs of Paris, llows
steadily at the rate of 5,G00,000 gal
lons a day.
By an Knglish invention camel's
hair, cotton plant and chemicals are
being substituted for leather in ma
chinery belting with considerable suc
A caterpillar in the course of a
month will devour SOOO times its own
weight in food. It will take a man
three months to eat an amount of food
equal to his own weight.
In the country surrounding Caracas
there grows a strange plant called the
moon flower. Its petals remain closed
during the day, but at night, when
the moon is shining, they open and
nod twenty times to the minute.
In the manufactures of Great Brit
ain alone the power which steam ex
erts is estimated to be equal to the
manual labor of 4,000,000,000 of men,
or more than double the number of
males supposed to inhabit the globe.
One of the best bandages for wounds
is made from the inner bark of the
"punk" tree. It is pounded with a
hammer until it becomes soft and
feels like velvet. Its astringent prop
erties caused the lips of a wound to be
Piauts often exhibit something very
much like intelligence. If a bucket
of water during a dry season bo placed
a few inches from a growing pump
kin or melon vine the latter will turn
from its course, aud in a day or two
will get one of its leaves in the water.
The latest thing out is a pulseonie
ter, by which the life insurance ex
aminers can tell to a fraction the ex
act condition of an applicant's heart
beat. An electric pen traces on pre
pared paper the ongoings, haltiugs,
and precise peregrinations of the
blood, showing with the fidelity of
science tho strength or weakness of
the telltale pulse.
It appears that the cheese mite un
dergoes a metamorphosis, passing
through a "hypopus" stage. The mite
originally soft and easily killed by
heat or exposure, in this stage sud
denly become, hard and able to en
dure great changes and also to live a
long time without food ; it is also then
provied with special adherent organs,
so that attached to insects it cau be
widely distributed, though exposed to
the most adverse circumstances.
A Danish chemist has invented n
new agent of destruction which revo
lutionizes entirely the present modes
of warfare. A peculiarly constructed
gun discharges a certain chemical
which turns to vapor as soon as it
strikes the air. This vapor has such
an effect on the risible muscles that
the enemy breaks into loud laughter.
The mirth is so violent that the sol
diers are unable to handle their weap
ons and fall easy victims to their an
irave of a Hero.
The grave of Sam Houston is lo
cated in a little cemetery at Hunts
ville, Texas, and according to a writer
in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, it is
greatly neglected. "One would cer
tainly expect." says the writer, "that
a monument or shaft would mark the
spot where lie the bones of the great
statesman aud patriot. Not so, how
ever. All unpretentious marble slab
is all that tells of his last resting place,
and there was not a grave in the en
tire cemetery of neglected and for
gotten graves that has received less at
tention than that of the great com
moner. The slab, on which was in
scribed simply his name, the date of
his birth and death, was ready to fall
into the sunken grave. There was no
guard or rail around it, andtlie plank
fence which surrounded the >ilent city
was ready to topple over and decay.
Huntsville is a small village of a few
hundred people, where one of tho
penitentiaries of the State is located.
It is distant some ten or twelve miles
from the main line of the Internation
al and Great Northern Railroad, and
is reached by a spur. There has been
a proposition before the Tex is Legis
lature several times to remove the
bones of Huston to Austin, the State
capital, and erect a monument over
th'jni, but it has been defeated every
time on constitutional grounds.
They will probably remain for
all time unless something is done iu
the way of popular subscription. The
city of Houston has agitated the sub
ject of removal again and again, but
it all ended in talk."
Miners in all parts of the world have
many odd superstitions. The mines
of Germany are supposed to be
haunted by little old men, not over
two feet high, dressed as miners.
Sometimes they are malevolent nud
sometimes otherwise. Goblin miners,
known as "knockers," inhabit the
mines of Wales. They make strange
noises, and the tapping of their picks
can be heard in ore bodies not yet
ref#hed by the human workmen. Ihe
drea led Ladder Dwarf is a malicious
hunchback of frightful appearance
who kicks out the rungs of lad lers in
mines just before an accident occurs.
Vegetables growing in mines are be
lieved to have talismanic virtues. In
Sardinia an ancient lead mine has beeu
deserted and permitted to fill up with
water for dread of a small and reuo
ui%us species "of spider that inhabits
it. —Washington Star.
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1 4 32 and $1.75 for Boys.
§3, $2.50 $2, $175
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Dealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain customers, which helps to
increase the sales on their full line ol goods. They inn afford to sell at al« profit,
and we believe you cau save money by buying all your footwear of the dealer adver
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■E% mi *nufaeturer of tlie IRIUMPH issues an
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■I nifyiug the purchaser to theainount of SSO
fjl when loss is occasioned by the driver's in
ability to hold tin* horse driven with
Tlie Bit is HUMANE in its operation, and only made powerful at will of the driver.
Theanimal soon understands the situation, and the VICIOUS horse becomes DOCIIE;
the PULIjER a PLEASANT DRIVER. Elderly people will find driving with
this Bit rv pleasure.
jm ,ai j. jf**-,nfrkßintrt this l:it with tlie many malleable iron bits now being
HQ WOt gJOflTUllfUl , l(T( , tho bar of tho • Triumph" is WROUGHT
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Medal and Diploma awarded at IVorUs Columbian I\\position, to I*K»K. K. W. SMITH,
Principal of this College, for System of Uook-keeping and General Business Education. Students
in attendance the past year from 25 States. 10,000 former pupils, m business, etc. 13 teachers
employed. Jilisinens Course consists of Hook-keeping, Business Arithmetic, /'enmans/up.
Commercial I.aw, Merchandising, Hanking, Joint Stock, Manufacturing, Lectures, Husiness
Practice, Mercantile Correspondence, etc. fi-il Cost of Fall Itusiness Course, including
Tuition, Stationery and Hoard in a nice family, about SHO. Shorthand, Type
writing and Telegraphy, tire specialties, having special teachers and rooms, and can
be taken alone or with the Business Course. No charge has ever been made for procuring situa
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CARPENTRY FOR BOYS.
A Broomstick Table.
Very few boys might think that
ihree broomsticks, a square and tri
angular piece of board and 11 few nails,
if used in the right places, would pro
duce a table.
Saw the sticks from three old brooms
of the same size, making the cut close
to the broom, obtain a square and a
triangular piece of board; the square
/ NR \
one should be twelve inches an l the
triangular one twelve inches on a side.
\\ ith a bit the size of the large end
of a broomstick, bore three holes in
the under side of the top or square
board at an angle, so the legs will
stand off at the bottom, fasten the
sticks in these holes and nail or screw
them securely from the top with screws
passed through the broomsticks: se
cure the triangular piece half way be
tween the top and the floor to form a
sort of undershelf, and. with a coat of
paint the finished table will look like
k ,lie illustration.
A THOHOl"«;H ('ON i TSSLOJF.
" Herbert. she *aid. "tell ine
one thing, and tell me truthfully.
Were you ever intoxicated '
' W '-ll replied llie young man.
' 1 was a-ir-l i«.'lit on.-e."
' \\ hut io you mean
'• I had a tooth pulled and toon
'aughing gas. —[Washington Star.
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equal to any Singer Machine sold from S4O to
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has a self- f'ing r.cedle and self-threading
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