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THK BROOKLYN DIVINE'S SUN
Tkxt: "Thpn was our mouth filled with
laughter." rsalm cxxvl., 2. that sit-
tetn in the heaven Rhnll lannh ioi.
. -1. v u , A aniLU
llifrty-elht times does tha Biblo make
rererence to this configuration of tho fea
tnres and quick expulsion of bfeath which
we call lancrhter. Sometimes It Is born of
tne sunshine and sometimes the midnight,
bometlmes it stirs the sympathy of ansrels
u or"ftitn3 tho cachinnation of devils.
AU healthy people laucrh. Whether it
pleases tha Lord or displeases Him, that de
pends upon when we lau?h and at what we
linf$ , My theme to-day is the laughter of
the Bible namely. Sarah's laugh, or that of
skepticism ; David s laugh, or that of spirit
ual exultation ; the fool's laugh, or that of
sinful merriment; Go l's laugh, or that of
infinite condemnation ; heaven's laugh, or
that of eternal triumph.
Scene an oriental tent. Tho occupants,
old Abraham and Sarah, perhaps wrinkled
and decrepit. Their three guests are three
angels, tho Lord Almighty one of them. In
return for the hospitality shown by the oi l
peoplo Go 1 promises Sarah that she shall
become the ancstresi of the Lor I Jesus
Christ. Sarah laughs in the facn of God.
bhe does not believe it. She Is affrighted at
what sho has done. She denies it. Rhe
says, "I did not laugh ." Then God retorted
with nn emphasis that silenced all disputa
tion. "But thou didst laugh." My friends,
the laugh of skepticism iu all ages is only
the echo of S irah's laughter. Goi says He
will accomplish a thing, ani men siy it can
not bo done. A great multitude laugh at the
miracles. They siy they are contrary to the
laws of nature. What in a law of nature?
It Is Go I s way of doing a thing. You or
dinarily cross a river at oni ferry. To-morrow
you change, for one day, and you go
across another ferry. You mad the rule.
Have you not the right to change it?- You
ordinarily come in at that door of the church.
Suppose that next Sabbath you coma in nt
ih other door. It is a habit you have, nave
you not a right to change your habit' A
law of nature is God's habit His way of
doing things. If He makes the law. has He
not a right to change it at any timo He wants
to change it?
Alas ! for the fo'ly of those who laugh nt
God when He says. "I will do a thing,"
they responding, "You can't do it." God
says that tho Bible is true it is ail true.
Bishop Colenso laughs, Herbert Spencer
laughs, Stuart Mill laughs, great German
universities laugh, Harvard laughs softly.
A great many of the learned institutions,
with long rov3 of professors seated on the
fence between Christianity and infidelity,
laugh softly. They say, "We didn't laugh."
That was Sarah's trick. God thunders from
tho heavens. "But thou didst laugh!" The
garden of E lea was only a fable. There
never was any nrA built, or if it was built it
was too small to have two of every kind.
The pillar of fire by night was only the
northern lights, the ten plagues of Egypt
only a brilliant specimen of jugglery. The
sea parted because the wind blew violently a
groat while from one direction. Tho sun
and moon did not put themselves out of the
way for Joshua. Jacob's ladder was only
horizontal and picturesque clouds. The de
stroying nngcl smiting tho firstborn In
Egypt was only cholera infantum bveome
epidemic. The gullet of the whale, by
positive measurement, too small to swallow
a prophet. The story of the immaculate
conception a shock to nil deoency. The
lame, the dumb, the blind, tho halt, cured
by mere human surgery. The resurrection
of Christ's friend only a beautiful tablenu,
Christ and Lazarus ani Mary and Martha
acting their parts well. My friends, there
is not a doctrine or statement of God's holy
word that has not been derided by the
skepticism of tho daj
I take up this liook of King James's trans
lation. I consider it a perfect Bible, but
here are skeptics who want it torn to pieces.
And now, with this Bible in my hand, let
mo tear out nil those portions which the
skepticism of this day demands shall be torn
out. What shall go first V "Well." says some
one in the audience, "take out all that about
the creation and about the first settlement
of tho world." Away goes Genesis. "Now,"
says some one, "take out all that about the
miraculous guidance of the children of Israel
in the wilderness." Away goes Exodus.
"Now," savs some one else in the audience,
"there aro things in Deuteronomy and
Kings that are not fit to be road." Away go
Deuteronomy and the Kings. "Now," says
some one, "the book ot Job is a fable that
ought to comi out." Away goes the book of
Job. "Now," says some one, "those pass
ages in tha New Testament which imply the
divinity of Jesus Christ ought to come out."
Away go tho Evangelists. "Now," says
some one. "the book of Revelation how
preposterous ! It represents a man with the
moon under his feet and a Bharp sword in
his hanl." Away goes the book of Revela
tion. Now there are a few pieces left. What
shall we do with tnem? "Oh," says ssme
man in the audience, "I don't believe a
word in tho Biblo from one end to the oth
er." Well, it is all gone. Now j-ou have
put out the last light for the nations. Now
it is the pitch darkness ot eternal midnight.
How do you like it?
But I think, my friends, wo had better
keep the Bible a little longer intact. It has
done pretty well for a good many years.
Then there are old people who find it a com
fort to have it on their laps, and children
like tho stories in it. Let us keep it for a
curiosity anyhow. If the Bible i3 to bo
thrown out of the school and out of the
courtroom, so that men no more swoar by it,
and it is to be put in a dark corridor of th9
city library, the Koran on one side and the
writings of Confucius on the other, then let
us each one keep a copy for himself, for we
might have trouble, and we would want to
be under the delusions ot its consolations,
and we might die, and we would want the
delusion of tho exalted residence of God's
right hand, which it mentions. Oh, what an
awful thing it is to laugh in God's face and
hurl His Revelation back nt Him ! After
awhile the day will come when they will say
they did not laugh. Then all the hyper
criticisrrs, all the caricatures and all the
learned sneers in the quarterly reviews will
be brought to judgment, and amid the rock
ing of everything beneath an I nmid the
flaming of everything above God will thun
der, "But thou didst laugh !" I think the
most fascinating laughter at Christianity I
ever remember was a man in New England.
He made the word of Go l seem ridiculous,
and he laughed on nt our holy religion until
he came to die, and then he said: "My life
has been a failure a failure domestically.
I have no children. A failure socially, for I
am treated in the streets like a pirate. A
failure professionally because I know but one
minister that has adopted my sentiments."
For a quarter of a century he laughed at
Christianity, and ever since Christianity has
been laugmng at mm. .now, it is a mean
thing to go into a man's house and steal his
goods, but I tell you the most gigantic bur
glary ever invented is the proposition to
steal these treasurers of our ho'y religion.
The meanest laughter ever uttered Is the
laugh of the skeptic.
The next laughter mentioned in the Bible
i3 David's laughter, or the expression of
spiritual exultation. "Then was our mouth
filled with laughter." He got very much
down sometimes, but there are other chap
ters where for four or five times be calls upon
the people to praise and exult. It was not a
mere twitch of the lips it was a demonstra
tion that took hold ot his whole physical na
ture. "Then was our mouth filled with
laughter." My friends, this world will never
be converted to God until Christians cry less
nni laugh and sing more. Tho horrors are
a poor bait. If people are to bo persuaded
to adopt our holy religion, it will be because
they have made up their minds it is a happy
religion. They don't like a morbid Chris
tianity. I know there are morbid peerdewho
fjTjA f1lQ6ra, "hey come early to" see the
iriends take leave of the corpse, and they steal
a ride to theoemeteryj but all healthy people
enjoy a wedding better than theydd abtirial. j
Z j01? ntAk ih6 reHsdon of Christ
sepriichfal and hearsellkei and you j
make it repulsive t say plant the rose bf i
bharori along the. church walks and
columbine to clamber over the church wall,
and have a smile on the Hp. and have the
mouth filled With holy laughter. There Is
?i? mun ,n the worl1 except the Christian,
that has a fight to feel an lintrammeied glee.
He Is promised everything fs to bd for the
best here, and he is on the way to a delight
which will take all the processions with palm
branches and all tho orchestras harped and
Cymbaled and trumpeted to express. "Oh."
you say. 'I have so much trouble." H ive
you more.troublethau Paul had? What doe3
he siy 7 'Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
1 oor, vet making many rich. Having noth
ing, yet possessing all things." The merriest
laugh I think I have ever heard has beon in
the sickroom of God's doar children. When
Theodosius was pat upon the rack, he suf
fere 1 very great torture at the drat.
Somebody asked him how he endured all
that pain on the rack. He replied "When
I was first put on the rack, I suffered a great
deal, but very soon a young man in white
stool by my side, and with a soft and com
fortable handkerchief he wipe! the sweat
from my brow, and my pains were relieved.
It was a punishment for mo to got from the
rack, because when the pain was all gone
the angel was gone." Oh. rejoice evermore !
You know how it is In the army an army in
encampment. If. to-day news comes that
our side has had a defeat, and to-morrow
another portion of the tidings comes, say
ing we have had another defeat, it demoral
izes all the host. But if the news comes of
victory to-day and victory to-morrow the
whole army is impassions i for the contest.
Now, in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus
Christ report fewer defeats tells us the vic
toriesvictory over sin and death and hell.
Rejoice evermore, and again I say rejoice. I
believe there Is more religion in a laugh
than in a groan. Anybody can groin, but
to laugh in the midst of banishment and
persecution and indescribable trial, that re
quired a David, a Daniel, a Paul, a modern
The next laughter mentioned in the Bible
that I shall speak of is the fool's laughter, or
the expression ot sinful merriment. Solomon
was very quick at simile. When he makes a
comparison, we all catch it. What is the
laughter of a fool like? He says. "It is the
crackling of thorns under a pot." The ket
tle is swung, a bunch of brambles is put un
der it, and the torch is applied to it, and
there is a great noise, and a big blaze, and a
sputter and a quick extinguishment. Then
it is darker than it was before. Fool's laugh
ter. The most miserable thing on earth is a
bad man's fun. There they are ten men in
a barroom. They have at home wives,
mothers, daughters. ' The impure jest starts
at one corner of the barroom, and crackle,
crackle, crackle it goes all around. In 500
such guffaws thero is not one item of happi
ness. They all feel bemeaned if they have
any conscience left. Have nothing to do
with men or women who tell immoral stories.
I have no confidence either in their Chris
tian character or their morality.
So all merriment that springs out of the
defects of others caricature of a lame foot,
or a curved spine, or a blind eye, or a deaf
ear will be met with the judgment of God,
either upon you or upon your children.
Twenty years ago I knew a man who was
particularly skillful in imitating the lame
ness of a neighbor. Not long ago a son of
the skillful mimio had his leg amputated for
the very defect which his father had
mimicked years before. I do not say it was
a judgment of God. I leave you to make
your own inference. So all merriment born
of dissipation, that which starts at the
counter of the drinking restaurant or the
wineglass in the home circle, tho maullin
simper, the meaningless joke, the saturnallan
gibberish, the paroxysm ot mirth about noth
ing which you sometimes see in the fashion
able clubroom or the exquisite parlor at
twelve o'clock nt night, are the crackling of
thorns under a pot. Such laughter and such
sin end in death. When I was a lad, a book
came out entitled, "Dow Junior's Patent
Sermons." It made a great stir, a very wide
laugh, all over tho country, that book did.
It was a caricature of tha Christian ministry,
and of the word of God, and of tho day of
judgment. Oh, we had a great laugh I Tho
commentary on the whole thing is that tho
author of that book died in poverty, shame,
deb iuchery, kicked out of society and cursed
of Almighty God. The laughter of such
men is the echo of their own damnation.
The next laughter that I shall mention as
being in the Bible is the laugh of God's con
demnation, "He that sittetb in the heavens
shall laugh." Again, "The Lord will laugn
at him." Again, "I will laugh at his calam
ity." With such demonstration will Goi
greet every kind of great sin and wicked
ness. But men build up villainies higher
and higher. Good men almost pity God be
cause He is so schemed against by men.
Suddenly a pin drops out of the machinery
of wickedness or a secret is revealed, and
the foundation begins to rock. Finally the
wholo thing is demolished. What is the
matter? I will tell you what the matter is.
That crash of ruin is only the reverberation
of God's laughter. In the money market
there are a great many gool men and a
great many fraudulent men. A fraudulent
man there says, "I mean to have my mil
lion." He goes to work reckless of hon
esty, nnl he gets his first $100,000. He
gets after awhile his $200,003. After awhile
ho gets his $500,000. "Now," he says, "I
have only one more move to make, and I
shall have my million." He gathers up all
his resources. He makes that one last
grand mov;, he fails and loses nil, and he
has not enough money of his own left to pay
the cost oT the ear to his home. People can
not understand this spasmodic revulsion.
Some said it was a sudden turn in Erie Rail
way stock, or in Western Union, or in Illi
nois Central ; some said one thing and some
another. They all guessed wrong. I will
tell you what it was. "He that sitteth in the
heavens laughed." A man in New York said
he would be the richest man in the city. He
left his honest work as a mechanic and got
into the city councils some way and in ten
years stole $15,003,000 from the city govern
niert. Fifteen million dollars ! He held the
Legislature of the State of New York in the
grip of his right hand. Suspicions were
aroused. The granl jury presented indict
ments. The whole land stoo I aghast. The
man who expected to put half the city in his
vest pocket goes to Blackwell's Island, goes
to Lu ilow street Jail, breaks prison and goes
across the sea, is rearrested and brought
bnck and again remandel to jail. Why?
"He that sitteth in the heavens laughed."
Rome was a great empire. She had Horace
and Virgil among her poets ; she had Augus
tus and Constantino nmong her emperors.
But what mean the defaced Pantheon, an I
the Forum turned into a cattle market, and
the broken walled Coliseum, and the archi
tectural skeleton of her great aquelucts?
What was that thunder? "Oh." you say.
'that was the roar of the battering rams
against her walls." No. What was that
quiver? "Ob," you say, "that was the tramp
ot hostile legions."' No. The quiver and
the roar were the outburst of omnipotent
laughter from the defied and Insulted heav
ans. Rome defied God, and He laughel her
down. Thebes defied Gol. and He laughed
her down. Nineveh defied God, and He
laughed her down. Babylon defied Gol,
and He laughed her down. There is a great
difference between God's lauah and His
smile. His smile is eternal beatitude. He
smiled when David sang, and Miriam clapped
the cymbals, and Hannah made garments
for her son, and Paul preached, and John
kindled with apocalyptic vision, and when
any man has anything to do and doss it
well. Hi3 smile! Why, it is the 15th of May,
the apple orchards in full bloom ; it is morn
ing breaking on a rippling swa ; it is heaven
nt high noon, all the bells besting the mar
riage peal. But His laughter may it never
fall on us! It is a condemnation for our
sin ; it is a wasting away.
We may let the satirist laugh at us, and
all our companions may laugh at us, and we
may be made the target for the merriment
of earth and hell, but God forbid that we
should ever come to the fulfillment of thi
prophecy aeainst the rejectors Of the truth,
"I will larigh at your Calamity," But, my
friends, all of us who reject Christ and the"
pardon of the gospel must eome tinder that
tremendous bombardment. God wants uS
allto repent. He counsels. He coaxes, H
importunes, and He dies for us. ne comes
down out of heaven. He puts all the world's
sin on one shoulder, ne puts all the world's
sorrow on the other shoulder, and then with
that Alp on one side and that Himalaya on
the other He starts up the hill bnck of Jeru
salem to achieve oitr salvation. He puts the
palm of His right foot on one Iocs spike,
and Ho puts the palm of His left
foot on another long spike, and then,
with His hands spotted with His own bloo 1.
Ho gesticulates, saying : "Look, look and
live. With the crimson veil of My sacrifice
I will cover up all your sins ; with My dying
Erroan I will swallow up all your groans.
Look ! Live !" But a thousand of you turn
your back on that, and then this voice ot
Invitation turns to a tone divinely ominous,
that sobs like a simoom through the first
chapter of Proverbs. "Because I have
culled and y- refuse 1, I have, stretched out
My right hau 1. and no man regarded, but
ye have set at nau?ht all My counsel and
would none of My reproof, I, also, will
laugh at j-our calamity." Ob, what a laugh
that is a deep laugh, a Ion?, reverberating
laugh, an overwhelming ltugh. God grant
we may never hear it. But in this day of
merciful visitation yield your heart to Christ,
that you may spend all your life on. earth
under His smile and escape forever the thun
der of the laugh of God's indignation.
The other laughter mentioned in the
Bible, the only one I shall speak of, is
heaven's laughter, or the expression of
eternal triumph. Christ said to His dis
ciples, "Blessed are ye that weep now, for
ye shall laugh." That mates me know
positively that we are not to spend our days
in heaven singing long meter psalms. The
formalistic and stiff notions, of - heaven that
some people have would make me miserable.
I am glad to know that the heaven of the
Bible is not only a place of holy worship,
but of magnificent sociality. "What," say
you. "will tho ringing laugh go around the
circles of the saved?" I say 5es pure
lauchter. cheering laughter, holy lauarhter.
It will be a laugh of congratulation. When
we meet a friend who has suddenly
come a fortune, or who has got over
some dire sickness, do we not shake
hands, do we not laugh with him? And
when we get to heaven and see our friends
there, some of them having come up out ot
great tribulation, why. we will say to one of
them, "The last time I saw you you had ben
suffering for six weeks under a low intermit
tent fever." or to another we will say : "You
for ten years were limping with the rheu
matism, and you wero full of complaints
when we saw you last. I congratulate you
on this eternal recovery." Wo shall laugh.
Yes, we shall congratulate all those who have
come out of great financial embarrassments
in this world because they have become mill
ionaires in heaven. Ye shall laugh. It
shall be a laugh of reassoeiatlon. It is just
as natural for us to laugh when we meet a
friend we have not seen for ten years a3 any
thing is possible to be natural.
When we meet our friends from whom wo
have been parted ten or twenty or thirty
years, will it not be with infinite congratula
tion? Our perception quickened, our
knowledge improved, wa will know each
other at a flash. We will have to talk over
all that has happened since we have been
separated, the one that has been ten years in
heaven telling us all that has happened in
the ten years of his heavenly residence, and
we telling him in return all that has hap
pened during the ten years of his absence
from earth. Ye shall laugh. I think George
Whitefleld and John Wesley will have a
laugh of contempt for their earthly colli
sions, and Toplady and Charles Wesley will
have a laugh of contempt for their earthly
misunderstandings, and the two farmers
who were in a lawsuit all their days will
have a laugh of contempt over their earthly
disturbance about a line fence. Exemption
from all annoyance. Immersion in all glad
ness. Ye shall laugh. Christ says so. Ye
shall Iau;h. Yes, it will be a. laugh of tri
umph. Oh, what a pleasant thing it will be
to stand on the wall of heaven and look
down at satan and hurl at him defiance and
see him caged and chained and we forever
free from his clutches ! Aha! Yes, it will
be a laugh of royal greeting.
You know how the Frenchmen cheered
when Napoleon came back from Elba ; you
know how the English cheered when Wel
lington came back from Waterloo ; you know
how Americans cheered wiieu Kossuth ar
rived from Hungary; you remember how
Rome cheered when Pompey c ime back vic
torious over 900 cities. Every cheer was a
laugh. But, oh, tho mightier greeting, the
gladder greeting, when tha snow white cav
alry troop of heaven shall go through the
streets, and. according to the Book of Reve
lation, Christ in the red coat, the crimson
coat, on a white horse, aud all the armies of
heaven following Him on white horses ! Oh,
when we see and hear that cavalcade we
shall cheer, we shall laugh ! Does not your
heart beat quickly at the thought of the
great jubilee upon which we are soon to en
ter? I pray God that when we get through
with this world and are going out of it we
may have some such visioD as tho
dying Christian had when he saw
written all over tho clouds in the sky the
letter "W." and they asked him. standing bv
his side, what he thought that letter "W"
meant. "Oh," he said, "that stands for wel
come." And so may it be when we quit this
world. "W" on the gate, "W" on tne door
of the mansion, "W" on the throne. Wel
come ! Welcome ! Welcome '. I have
preached this sermon with five prayerful
wishes that you might s-ee what a mean
thing is the laugh of skepticism, what a
bright this is the laugh of spiritual exulta
tion, what a hollow thing is the laugh of sin
ful merriment, what an awful thing is the
laugh c f condemnation, what a radiant, rubi
cund thing is the laugh of eternal triumph.
Avoid the ill;; choose the right. Be com
forted. "Blessed are ye that weep now ye
shall laugh ; ye shall laugh."
Effect ot Dehorning' on Milk.
Dr. E. M. Gatchel, of West Chester,
Penn., has withiu a week examined
about 700 cows for tuberculosis. Only
a few cases wero fouml. He thinks
that it will not be long before all the
herbs have passed inspection and milk
from the county may once more be
shipped to Philadelphia. In speaking
of his examination, Dr. Gatchel made
this startling observation :
"There is one other evil I wish tp
call your attention to. That is in re
gard to nsing tho milk of a herd of
cattle on the days immediately follow
ing the operation of dehorning. I
have examined quite a number of cat
tle after they were dehorned and found
that their temperature rose to 104,
106, and, in some cases, as high as 103.
A period of eight or nine days elapsed
before their temperature went down
to nearly the normal. During that
period the owners continued shipping
the milk to Philadelphia. When a
cow's temperature runs up to 104 or
upward her milk is positively unfit for
use, and, I dare say, may be deadly to
The custom of dehorning cattle is
practised by a majority of the Chester
farmers. This statement will probably
lead to a halt m this dehorning busi
ness or to the stopping of ,the ship
ment of the diseased milk. Philadel
By the last census there were 2303
Japanese in this country.
A BIG SCHEME.
Proposed Railroad From the United
States to South America.
People who have considered the
proposed railway- from the United
States through Mexico, Central
America and South America to the
region bordering on the far southern
limits of the continent a mere idle
fancy, will find cause to revise their
idea on seeing the report of the chief
engineer, Mr. Shunk, to the commis
sion. The survey appears to have
been made all the way to Buenos
Ayres, and to bo found feasible.
Much of the tropical region in Soutli
America will be traversed at great al
titudes, for railway travel the sur
vey including sections that rise to
heights of 7,000 and 12,000 feet
above sea level. Such elevated rapid
tran&it ought to afford much striking
scenery, as well as decidedly cool
weather for travelers, irrespective of
the season. The survey makes the
length of the proposed line 4,800
miles from the Mexican starting
place to Buenos Ayres, and the cost
of the completed road is put at $i0,
000 per milo, including some formid
able grading and bridging or about
$200,000,000 in all, for which tho
funds are to be paid proportionally
by the countries interested.
The beginning of the line will be
at a point in Mexico which will make
the new line continuous with the ex
isting system in that country and
the United States. Thus the com
pletion of the road will enable a
passenger to go by rail all the way
from Canada almost to the very bor
ders of the vast and bare South
American region known as Patagonia.
It will be a good while, yet, before
tho proposed road is constructed as
far as Buenos Ayres. And it will bo
a great deal longer before a railroad
is built through Patagonia. But
Buenos Ayres (a large city, now) is
itself located almost down to soutli
latitude .35 degrees or nearly as far
soutli of the equator i.s the city of
Richmond is north ot it. Prom
Buenos Ayres on still southward to
Tierra del Fuego, the Land sf Deso
lation, is 20 degrees farther; and the
inhabitants of that country beyond
the Strait of Magellan are not yet
petitioning for railroad accommoda
tions. Looking from the decks of the
Beagle in the great desolate strait,
off through a water-way reaching far
ther south through that forbidding
land, Darwin, In his notes made in
18J32, remarks that the passage "seem
ed to lead to another and worse
world." Doubtless a large part of
the road will not pay for a long time ;
but its construction will aid in build
ing ur towns and trade alonr the
lihe. Some sections, even in Soutli
America, are expected to pay from
the start. Portland (Me.) Eastern
Catcher Fakirs with a Camera.
Thomas Stevens, . tho American
who rode around t lie world on a bi
cycle, and on horseback through
Russia, is soon expected home from
India. In a private letter to a friend
in London, he says he has been in
vestigating the mysteries of t he Ma
hat mas, and that by the aid of his
camera and his ingenuity he has dis
covered the secrets of those miracles
of t lie fakirs which have puzzled the
world ever since Marco Polo toid of
the wonderful things done bv the
magicians of Kubla Kahn. Accord
ing to tradition and the repeated tales
of travelers, the toiji or fakirs of In
dia have secret knowledge of certain
forces of nature by which the' can
produce phenomena as inexplicable
to W estern science as the miracles.
Mr. Stevens has put these oriental
modern miracles to a practical test
and claims to have obtained some re
markable results. Chicago Herald.
THE MODKKX MAID.
"Did vou tell the hired crirl that
you couldn't put up with her j
work ? " asked Mr. Simmons at the
"What did she say ? "
"She said there was nothing keep-
in? me here if I didn't like tho
place." Washington Star.
I). II. McLEAN,
Attorney at Law.
Office next door to postoffice, Dnnn,
General Practice. Will attend the
courts of Harnett, Cumberland, John
stou and Sampson.
or Falling Sites
CAN be CURED:
We wiH SEND FREE h-r
mafl a Ure. TP I AT. EOTTI V -
also, a treatise on EoileMT. DOVT
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has a self-seuing needle and self-threading
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is asked. Buy direct of" the Manufacturers
and save aeer.ts profits lesides retting certifi
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Commercial College of Zy.
Medal and Diploma awarded at World's
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Commercial Law. Merchandising, Banking,
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82.50, 82 for Workingmen.
82 and 81.75 for Boys.
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