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Subject: "Worth Living."
TF.T* : "Wherefore doth a living man com
plain V —Lamentations iil., 39.
If we leave to the evolutionists to guess
where we came from, and to the theologians
to prophesy where we are going to, w-» still
have loft for consideration the important
fact that we are here. There may be some
doubt about where the river rises, and
; some doubt about where the river empties,
but there can he no doubt about the fact
th.'it wo aro s.'iiJlntr it. So I arn not sur
i prised that everybody asks the question. "Is
life worth living?"
Solomon in hi.s unhappy moments savs it
is not. "Vanity," "vexation of spirit,"'"no
goo I." are hi.s estimate. The fact is that
Solomon was at onetime a polygamist, and
that soured his disposition. One wife makes
a man happy; more than one makes him
wretched. But Solomon was converted from
polygamy to monogamy, and the last words
he ever wrote, as fir as we can rea 1 them,
were the words "mountains of spiels.' 1 But
Jeremiah says in my text life is worth living.
T)i a boo: supposed to bo doleful and
lugubr'ous an I sepulchral and entitled
"Lamentations" ji„ plainly intimates that
the blessing o[ merely living is so great and
grand a blessing that though a man hav*
piled on him all misfortunes an I disasters
be has no right to complain. The author of
my text eries out in startling intonation to
all lands and to all centuries, "Wherefore
•'nth a living man «o nplain?" A diversity
of opinion in our time as well as in olden
time. Hero is a young man of light hair
and blue eyes an I sound digestion and
generous salary an I happily affianced and
in the way to become the partner in a com
mercial firm of which he is an important
elerk. Ask him whether life is worth living.
He will laugh in your face and say, "Yes
yes, yes !" Here is a man who has come to
the forties. He is at the tiptop of the hil! of
life. Everv step has been a stumble and a
bruise. Tiie people he trusted have turned
out deserters, an I tin money he has honestly
made lie has been cheated out o f . His
nerves stre out of tune. He has poor
appetite, an 1 all the foo 1 ho does eat does
not assimilate. Forty miles climbing up the
bill of life have been to him like climbing
the Matterhorn, an 1 there are forty miles
yet to go down, and descent is always more
dangerous than ascent. Ask him whether
life is worth living, and ho will drawl out in
Shivering an 1 lugubrious) anl appalling
negative, "Xo, no, no!'
How are we to decide this matter right
eously and intelligently? You will find the
same man vacillating, oscillating in his opin
ion from dejection fco exuberance, and If he
be very mercurial in his temperimentit will
depen 1 very much upon which wav the
Win.l lilows. If the winl blow from the
northwest, and you ask him, he will say,
''Ves," and if it blow from the northeast,
an 1 you ask him. he will say "No." How
are we, th»n, to get the question righteously
answered? Suppose we • ill all nations to
gether in a great convention on eastern or
western hemisphere an I let all those who
are in the affirmative say '"Aye," and all
those who are in the negative say "No."
While there would be hundreds of thou
sands who would answer in the affirmative,
there would be more millions who would
answer in the negative, an I because of the
greater number who have sorrow and mis
fortuno and trouble the "noes' would have
it. The answer I shall give will be different
from either, and yet it will commend itself
to all who hear me this day as the right an
swer. If you ask me, "Is life worth living?"
I answer, it all depen Is upon the kinl of iife
you live.
In the first place, I remark that a life of
mere money getting is always a failure, be
eauso you will never get as much as you
want. The poorest people in this country
are the richest, an 1 the next to them those
who are half as rich. There is not a scis
sors grimier on the streets of New York or
Brooklyn who is so anxious to make money
as these men who have piled up fortunes
year after year in storehouses, in govern
ment securities, in tenement houses, in
whole city blo.-ks.
You ought to see them jump when they
hear the lirobell ring. You ought to see
them in their excitement when some bank
explo les. You ought to see their agitation
when there is propose I a reformation in
the tariff. Their nerves tremble like harp
strings, but no music in the vibration. They
read the reports from Wall street in tho
morning with a coucernment that threatens
paralysis or apoplexy, or, more probably*,
they have a telegraph or a telephone in their
hcuse, so they catch every breath of change
in the money market. The disease of accu
mulation has eaten into them —eaten into
their heart, into their lungs, into their
spleen, into their liver, into their bones.
Chemists have sometimes analyzed the hu
man bo ly, and they say* it is so much mag
nesia, so much lime, so much chlorate of po
tassium. If some Christian chemist would
analyze one of these financial behemoths, he
would find he is made up of copper and gold
and silver and zinc and lead and coal an l
iron. That is not a life worth living. There
are too many* earthquakes in it, too many
agonies in it, too many perditions in it. They
build their castles, and they* open their pi*t
ure galleries, and they summon prima dou
nas, and they offer every inducement for
happiness to come and live there, but happi
ness wiil not come.
They send footmanned and postillioned
equipage to bring her; she will not rile to
their door. They* sen 1 princely escort ; she
will not take their arm. They make their
gateways triumphal arches; she will not
ride under them. They set a golden throne
before a golden plate ; she turns away from
the banquet. They call to her fro.a up
holstered balcony-: she will not listen. Mark
you, this isthe failure ofthose who have had
large accumulation.
Aud then you must take into consideration
that the vast majority of those who make the
dominant idea of life money getting fall far
short of affluence. It is estimated that only
about two out of a hundred business men
hav anything worthy the name of success.
A man who spen Is his life with one domi
nant idea of financial accumulation span Is a
life not worth living.
So the idea of worldly approval. If that
be dominant in a man's life, he is miserable.
The two most unfortunate men in this coun
try for the six months of next presidential
campaign will be the two men nominated
for the presidency. The reservoirs of abuse
and diatribe an 1 "malediction will gradually
fill up. gallon above giillon. hogshead above
hogshead, and about autumn these two reser
voirs wiil be brimming full, and a liosa will
be attached to each one, and it will play
away on these nominees, and they will have
to stand it and take the abus >, and the false
hood, and the caricature, an 1 the anathema,
aud the caterwauling, and the filth, and they
will be rolled in it an t rolled over and over
in it until they are choked and submerged
aud strangulated, and at every sign of re
turning consciousness they- will be barked
at by all the hounds of political parties from
ocean to ocean,
And yet there arc a hundred men to-lay
struggling for that privilege, au l there are
thousands of men who are helping them in
the struggle. Now. that is not a life worth
living. Ycu can get slandered an 1 abused
cheaper than that ! Take it on a smaller
scale. Do not be so ambitious to have a
whole reservoir roll.' I over on you. l>ut
what you see in the matter of high politi
cal preferment you see in every com
munity in the struggle for what is called
social position.
Tens of thousands of people trying to get
into that realm, and they ar • under territle
tension. What is social position? It is a
difficult thing to define, but we all kuow
what it is. Goo 1 morals an I intelligence are
not necessary but wealth or tho show of
wealth is absolutely indispensable. There
*rc men to-day ;is netor.pjt for th*ir liber'
1)1 X\. HARNETT CO.. X. ('..THURSDAY, AUGUST •,>. IS!»4.
tlnlsm no the night is famous for its dark
ness who move In whit is called high social
position. are him Ire Is of out an 1 out
rakes in American society whosi names are
mentioned among the distinguished quests
at tho great levees. They have ann°xed all
the known human vices and are longing for
other worlds of diabolism to eonqu r. Goo 1
morals are not necessary in many of the ex
alted ejrcles of societv.
N-dttier is intelligence necessary. You fin 1
in that realm men who would not know an
adverb from an adjective if they met it a
hundred times a day ant who conl l not
writer letter o*acceptance of regrets without
th»* aid of a secretary. Tlieybuv their libraries
bythesquare yard, only anxious to have the
binding Russian. Their ignoranca is po= : -
tively sublim?4 making English grammar al
most disreputable, and vet the finest parlors
open before them. Goo 1 morals and in
telligence ar.> not necessary, but wealth or a
show of wealth is positively indispensable.
It does not make any difference how you
got your wealth if you onlv tret it. The best
way for yon to get into social position is for
you to buy a large amount on ere lit, then
put your property in your wife's name, have
a few preferred creditors and then make an
assignment. Then disappear from the com
munity until the breeze is over and then
come back nn l start in the same business.
Do you not see how beautifully that will put
out all the people who are in competition
with you an 1 trying to make an honest liv
ing? How quickly it will get you into high
social position ! What is the use of forty or
fifty years of har I work when you can by
two or three bright stro'ces make a great
fortune? Ah, my friends, when you really
lose your money how quick they will let you
dnp. and the higher you get the har ler you
will drop.
There are thousands to-day in that realm
who are anxious to keep in it. Thera are
thousands in that realm who are nervous tor
fear they will tall out of it, and there are
chan , r es going on every year and every
month an 1 eVerr hour which involve heart
breaks that are never renortod. High social
life is constantly in a flutter about the deli
cate question as to whom they shall let in
and whom they shall push out. and the bat
tle is going on—pier mirror against pier mir
ror, chandelier against chandelier, wine cel
lar against wine cellar, wardrobe against
wardrobe, equipage against equipage. Un
certainty and insecurity dominant in that
realm, wretche iness enthroned, torture at a
premium and a life not worth living.
A life of sin, a life of pride, a life of in lul
gene ».a life of worldlness.a lifedevoted to the
world, the tlesh an 1 the devil is a failure, a
dead failure, an infinite failure. I care not
how many presents you sent to that cradle,
or how many garlands you send to that
grave, you need to put rignt under the name
on the tombstone this inscription, "IMter
for that man if he hail never been born."
But I shall show you a life that is worth
living. A young man says : "lam here. I
am not responsible for my ancestry. Others
decided that I am not responsible for my
temperament ; God gave me that. Bat hero
I am, in the afternoon of the nineteenth cen
tury. at twenty years of age. lam here, and
I must take an account of stock. Here I
have a body which is a divinely constructed
en.'lne. I must put it to the very best uses
and I must allow nothing to damage this
rarest of machinery. Two feet, and they
mean locomotion. Two eyes, and they mean
capacity to pick out my own way. Two
ears, and they are telephones of communica
tion with all the outside world, and they
mean capacity to catch swe 'test music and
the voices of frien Ishlp—the very best music.
A tongue, with almost infinity of articula
tion. Yes, hands with which to welcome or
resist or lift or smite or wave or bless—hands
to help myself and help others.
"Here is a world which, after 0001 years
of battling with tempest an 1 accident, is still
grander than any architect, human or an
gelic, could have drafted. I have two lamps
to light me—a golden lamp and a silver
lamp—a golden lamp set on the sapphire
mantel of the day, a silver lamp set on the
jet mantel of the night. Yea, 1 have that at
twenty years of age which defies all in
ventory of valuables —a soul with capacity to
choose or reject, to rejoice or to suffer, to
love or to hate. Plato says it is immortal.
Seneca says it is immortal. Confucius says
it is immortal. An old book among the fam
ily relics, a book with leathern cover almost
worn out and pages almost obliterate 1 by oft
perusal, joins the other books in saying I
am immortal. I have eighty years for a
lifetime, sixty years yet to live. I may not
live an hour, but tlieu I must lay out my
plans intelligently and for a long liic. Sixty
years added to the twenty I have already
lived—that will bring me to eighty. I must
remember that these eighty years are only a
brief preface to the fivo hundred thousand
millions of quintillions of years which will
be my chief residence and existence. Now I
understand my opportunities and my re
••If there is any being in tho universe all
wise and all beneficent who can help a man
in such a juncture. I want him. 01.l
book fouu l among ttie family relics tolls me
there is a Go 1, an I that for the sako of His
Son. one Jesus, He will give help to a man.
To Him I appeal. God help me! Here I
have yet sixty years to do for myself and to
do for others. I must develop this bo ly by
all industries, by* all gymnastics, by all suu
shiu», by all fresh air, by all good habits.
An 1 this soul I must have swept and garn
ishe 1 an 1 illumine I and glorill *d by all that
I can do for it and all that I can get God to
do lor it. It shall be a Luxemburg of fine
pictures. It shall be an orchestra of grand
harmoaies. It shall be a palace for Go 1 and
righteousness to reign in. I wonder how
many k.n I words I can utter in the next
sixty years. I will try. I wonder how many
goo I *.;ee is I do in tho next sixty years?
I will try. God help me !"
Ti it youug min enters life. Ho is
bu Tete ! : he is tried; he is perplexed. A
grave oj> 'iis on this side, an I a grave opens
on that side. He fills, but he rises again.
He gets into a hard battle, but he gets the
victory. Ttie main course of his life is in
the rignt direction. He blesses everybody
he comes in contact with. Go 1 forgives his
mistakes and makes everlasting record of
his holy en leavers, and at the close of it
God says to him, "Well done, good and
faithful servant : enter into the joys of thy
Lord." My brother, my sister, Ido not care
whether that man dies at thirty, forty, fifty,
sixty, seventy or eighty years of age. You
can chisel right under his name on the
tombstone these words "His life was
worth living."
Amid the hills of New Hampshire in olden
times there sits a mother. There are six
children in the household—four boys anl
two girls. Small farm. Yery rough ; hard
work to coax a living out of it. Mighty tug
to make the two ends of the year meet. The
boys go to school in winter and work the
farm in summer. Mother is the chief pre
siding spirit. With her hands 3he knits all
the stockings for the little feet, and she is
the mantua maker for the boys, an I she is
the milliner for the girls. There is only one
musical instrument in the house—the spin
ning wheel. The food is very plain, but it
is always well provide I. The winters are
very cold, but are kept out by the blankets
she quilted. On Sunday, when she appe irs
in the village church, her children around
her. the minister 100 ;sdowu and is re nin 1-
ed of the Bible description of a goo I house
wife *'Her children arise up and call her
blessed. Her husband also, an Ihe praiseth
Sjme years go by. and the two eldest boys
want a collegiate education, and the hous •-
hold economics are severer, an I the calcula
tions are closer, and until those two boys get
their education therj is a hard battle for
bread. One of these boys enters the univer
sity. stands in a pulpit widely influential
and preaches righteousness, judgment an 1
temperance, an i thousauls during his min
istry are blessed. The other lad who got the
collegiate education goes into the law. an I
thence into legislative halls, and after a
while he commands listening senates as he
makes a plea for the downtro lden and the
outcast. One of the younger boy? become
,i merchant, starting at the foot of the la i
h>r, but climbing on up uutil his success and
hlo philanthropies arereccsraiaed all over tho
lanj. The other «or> sta, snt &93H btsauie
he prefers farnlncr Hf'*. ** D 1 then
will he able to take care of father anJ
mother when they get oM.
Of the two daughters, when th» war hro*cj
out one went through the hospital of I\tts
hurg Landing and Fortress Monroe, eheer
ing up the dying an l hotnpsiek. and taking
the last :liess!ipfi t'" l kinflred far away, so that
every time Christ thought C>f her He sail, as
of old, "The same is My sister and mother."
The daughter has a bright home of her
own, and in the afternoon of the forenoon
wh'*n she has been devoted to her hous°hold
she forth to hunt UP the sick an 1 to
encouraee the discouraged, leaving smiles
and benediction all along the way.
Tint one day start Ave telegrams from
the village for these Jive absent on's. saying,
'Tome ; mother is dangerously ill." But be
fore they can be ready to start they receive
another telegram, saving. "Come; mother is
dead.'' The old neighbors gather in the old
farmhouse to do the last offices of respect.
But as that farming son. and the clergyman,
and the senator, and the merchant, and the
two daughters stand by the casket of the
dead mother, taking the last look or lifting
theif little children to see once more the
face of denr old grandma. I want to ask
that group around the casket one question,
"Do you really think her life was worth liv
ing'/" A life for God. a life for others, a
life of unselfishness, a useful life, a Chris
tian life, is always worth livin.-.
I would not fin 1 it har 1 to persuade you
that tli" poor lad. Peter Cooper, making glue
for a living and then amassing a great for
tune until lie could build a nhilanthrophy
which has had its echo in lfl.ftfl.) philanthro
pies all ov-r the country—l would rot find
it hard to persuade you that his life was
worth living. Neither would I find it hard
to persuade you that tha life of Susannah
Wesley was worth living. She sent out one
son to organize Methodism an 1 the other son
to ring his anthems all through the ages. I
would not find it hard to persuade you that
the life of Frances Leere was worth living,
as she established in Eugland a school fot
the scientific nursing of the sick, and then
when the war broke out between France and
Germany went to the front, and with her
own hands scraped the mud off the
bodies of the soldiers dying in the
trenches with her weak arm, standing one
night in the hospital, pushing back a Ger
man soldier to his couch as, all frenzied with
his wounds, he rushed toward the door and
said : "Let me go ! Let me go to my Miebe
mutter.' " Major-Generals standing back to
let pass this angel of mercy.
Neither would I have hard work to per
suade you that Grace Darling lived a life
Worth living—the heroine of the lifeboat.
You are not wondering that the Duchess of
Northumberland came to see her. and that
people of all lands asked for her lighthouse,
and that the proprietor of the Adelpht The
atre, in London, offered her 4100 a night
just to sit in the lifeboat while some ship
wrecked scene was being enacted.
But I know the thought in the minds of
hundreds who read this. You say, "While
I know all these lived lives worth living. I
don't think my life amounts to much." Ah,
my friends, whether you live a life con
spicious or inconspicuous, it is worth living
if you live aright. And I want my next sen
tence to go down into the depths of all
your souls. You are to be rewarded, not
according to the greatness of your work,
but according to the holy industries
with which you employed the talents you
really possessed. Tiie majority of the
crowns of heaven will not be given to people
with ten talents, for most of them were
tempted only to serve themselves. The vast
majority of the crowns of heaven will ha
given to people who had one talent, butgava
it all to Gol. And remember that our life
here is introductory to another. It is the
vestibule to a palace, but who despises the
door of the Madeleine because there are
grander glories within? Your life if rightly
lived is the first bar of an eternal oratorio,
and who despises the first note of Haydn's
symphonies? An I the life you live now is
all the more worth living because it op MIS
into a life that shall never en 1, an l the last
letter of the wor l "time" is the first letter
of the word "eternity !'
A Sky Scraper for Physicians.
Tlio physicians of New York City
firo to erect n pnlittial eleven-story
ollice building devoted entirely to the
profession. Over the portals is to bo
curved the name, "The New York
Medical Building." The building has
boon designated with special reference
to the needs of tenants who are to bo
exclusively members of the medical
profession or engaged in occupations
directly associated with medical prac
tice, anil no oflice will be rented to
any tenant whose standing in the pro
fession is not entirely satisfactory. It
will probably ho located near the
Academy of Medicine, on Forty-third
street, between Fifth and Sixth ave
It will have every convenience and
practical facility for the accommoda
tion of tenants, such as an agency for
trained nurses, mail chutes, pneumatic
tubes, steam heat, electric light, elec
tric motor power, etc. Wheeled
chairs will make it practicable for an
invalid to bo conveyed from a carriage
to the elevator and thence to an ollice
in any part of the building. The
ground lloor will bo occupied by
stores, which, it is believed, will bo
very desirable for apothecaries, instru
ment makers and opticians.
There will be about 100 suites in the
building. The material to be used
will be white granite. The entrauce
will be one story high and will bo
about fifty feet deep, the main struc
ture rising eleven stories on three
sides of this foyer. The entrance will
be very artistically done in carved
granite, with massive wrought iron
gates. There will be considerable
carving about the first five stories, and
everything about the exterior of the
building will be of light colors.—Chi*
cago Herald.
A Remarkable Net.
"I saw a new fish net—new to me,
at least—in the Kennebec River re
cently," said J. S. Stackpole, of Au
gusta, Me., at Hurst's. "The poor
fish have no chance at all with it. It
was an ordinary net, provided with a
rubber tube all around the top. The
tube is connected with a compressed
air-pump, operated from a boat on
the shore. The net is sunk and the
fish are attracted over the middle of
it, either by uu incandescent lamp or
by bait, if the fisherman does not
want to carry too much paraphernalia.
When enough fish have gathered the
fisherman works his air-pump and in
flates the rubber tube. It rises slowly
and so gently as not to alarm the tish.
In this way when entirely intiated the
whole top of the net is raised to the
surface of the water, completely sur
rounding the entrapped tish. They
shoot downward in flight, and never
seek to go over an obstacle, and so all
are easily taken. The net is reset
simply by allowing the air to escape
from the rubber tube, when the net
sinks —St. T-oui» Globe-Demo
The Batsman.
Batting is one of the most interest
fng features of the «*eat American
game of baseball. A g
team that can solve Sj|| f
the curves of a pitch- M
er, and is strong in ■sfffijygf
swinging the ash \f?
stick can win with- V
out regard to its field Hngl
ing ability. A lad W?|||
who is known to be a
safe and sure batter BBF
is more valuable to a W
nine than one who
never makes an error
in the field but is
weak when facing the T,,E BATSMAN.
pitcher. A quick eye, swift move
ment and courage are necessary to
make a good batter. When at the
bat he should stand in an easy posi
tion. tho bat firmly grasped, and the
arms well out and away from the
body, his weight resting on the right
foot. The body should be slightly
turned at the hips so as to face the
pitcher. On the delivery of the ball
move the left foot forward, and if the
ball is to his liking, he should swing
the whole force of his body into the
blow he intends making. The force
of the stroke should start from the
ball of the right foot and gather
force with the swing of the body and
shoulders. He should be careful to 1
swing the bat on a line and not
"hack" at the ball. His movement
when striking should not be violent,
c—« I
/ $ ''
for but little muscular force is need
ed to make a long hit. It is the proper
meeting of bat and ball that counts.
Sometimes the careful placing of
the ball may win the game. Perhaps
one of the fielders is a very poor
player, and if possible the batsman
should take advantage of this and
hit the ball to that part of the field.
The diagram will show how this may
be done. With careful practice the
ball may be hit to any point desired.
If the batsman wishes to hit the ball
to the left field, he should stand well
forward within the batsman's lines,
as shown by the black lines of tho
: diagram. The ball and bat will then
j meet in the position shown. A quick
: swing of the bat will place the ball
toward the centre field, while a slow
swing will place it along the base
| The dotted lines show the position
to be well back within the lines. In
this position the bat meets the hal
just behind the plate and sends it to
ward right field. The same rule re
garding the slow or quick swing of
the bat also applies to this position.
In an editorial on the recent de
structionof the Brooklyn Tabernacle,
I Engineering News strikes from the
shoulder, and strikes hard at tin
cheap manner in which many large
buildings are constructed. Attention
is especially directed to the rapiditj
with which the flames spread over
the great auditorium through tin
medium of the papier-mache cover
ing of the walls and ceiling. "Ii
seems well-nigh incomprehensible."
says this conservative journal, "that
a building designed to hold a great
public assembly could have been d«-
liberately made such a tinder box b\
those entrusted with its design ami 1
construction. The pitiful excus
that tho papier-mache was cheaper
than is the only reason that
has thus far been made public for
the use of this material." In this
as in most other instances, cheapness
was far from being economical, but
in spite of the lesson taught at such
tremendous cost, similar errors, the
Washington Star thinks, will con
tinue to be made so long as mankind
is "penny wise and pound foolish.
ITQ or Falling Sickness
We will SEND FREE hy
mall a large TRIAL BOTTLE
■ also, a treatise on Epilepsy. DON'Tr
* fice. State and County, and Age plainly.
26(J0 i'-ariuouut Areoue, Ptii'.acelplua,P*.
M Arm
* drop leaf, fancy cover, two large drawers,
, with nickel rings, ami full set of Attachments,
equal to any Singer Machine sold from S4O to
S6O by Canvassers. The High Arm Machine
has a self-setting r.eedle and self threading
shuttle. A trial in your home before payment
is asked. Huy direct of the Manufacturer!
and save agents' profits besides getting certifi
cates of warrantee for five years. Send for
machine with name of a business man u
reference and we will ship one at once.
i tot S. Eleventh St.. PHILADELPHIA. *A-
W-ii JC run *hkiq ot'W
SI.OO Per Year In Advance
for Snfants and Chiid^en^^
WSOTHEtIS, Do You Knov*
Bateman's Props, Godfrey's Cordial, many so-vailed Koothit " :-vrups, an J
must remedies for cliildn n are coni|>oscd of opium IT morphine 1
Do Tou Know thrit opium and morphine an* stujierying narcotic j-oiMifc* t
Do You Knowl': .; i.-i most countries druKKisfcs are n«t jierniitted t»> sell naitw i
without labeling tbem i» as?
Do Yon Know that you should not p-miit any medicine to U- t iron your hiU!
unless you or your physician know of v.luit it is compo:*Hl ?
Do Yon Know that Custom i; a purely vegetable preparation, Mid t'.at a h: t of
its ingredients i:? published with every bottle T
Do You Know that Cartoria is the prescription of the fanion- !>r Samtn l Fit N*r
That it has been in use for nearly thirty years, and that more Castoria is now sold than
of all other remedies for children combined f
Do You Know that the Patent Office Department of the Vnited States, nnd .f
other countries, have issued exclusive right to I>r. Pitcher and his assigns to uso tl-.e word
" Cas»toria " and its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison ?
Do Yon Know that one of the reasons for granting tt>i government protection»'ii
because Castoria had liecn proven to be alsolutoly lijirnilrs *?
Do Yon Know that 35 average doses of Castoria are furr.lsh d for 3ft
cents, or one cent a dose ?
Do Yon Know that when possessed of this jierfect preparation, your children may
be kept well, and chat you may have unbroken rest T
Well, these things are worth knowing. They are facts.
The fac-simile / / fT/, *" on every
signature of /-CC tc/ot/v' wrapper.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria*
fWi $3 SHOE
r \vßl 95, S4 and $3.50 Dress Shoc
- \w% 83.50 Police Shoe, 3 Soles.
gt ; / 52.50, S2for Workingmen.
1 " /" S2 and 51.75 for Boys.
S3, 52.50 $2, $175
I '\ ! *"%tk CAUTION—If any dealer
■pi% offer* you W. L. Hnißlat
Wfc rp ~ \ shoe* at a reduce J price,
W |}4!S IS rHF RtCT A _ '■ / or Bays ho has t hem willi
-1 I" 1 * 3 1J lnC out tho hta nipeil
V «tJ» JSllfv-, the bottom, put him
W. L. DOUGLAS Shoes are Mvlish, easy fitting, and give belief
satisfaction at the prices advertised than any other make. Try one pair and be con
vinced. The stamping of V/. 1,. Douglas' name and price on the bottom, winch
guarantees their value, saves thousands of dollars annually to those who wear them.
Dealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain customers, which helps !o
increase the sales on their full line of goods. They can afford to sell at s» less profit,
and wo believe you can Have money l>y buying all your footwear of the dealer adver
tised below. Catalogue free upon application. W> L, DOUGLAS. Uroclttou. Mam.
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Jlk The manufacturer of tl, TRIUMPH i ties an
Insurance Po'ic-y l! | ' '
Ml nifying tho purchaser to the amount ol 850
when loss is occasioned by the driver's in
ability to hold the horse 1 riv.-n v. jth
The Bit i. HUMANE in its operation, and only made powerful at will ■ t tho driver.
Tin-animal soon understands the situation, and the VICIOUS horse 1 >•«■ DOCIIiE;
the PULLER a PLEASANT DRIVER. Elderly people will find driving with
this Bit a pleasure.
Iln IDn4 finiilAunil this Bit with the many mail able ir •• bii a l.'-ia^
OOilTOiaalil ()fr( . n .,j tho bar of , he -Triumph" is WROUCHT
STEEL, ar.d none other is safe to put in the mouth of a horse.
WM. VAN ARSDALEy Raci..o y Wisconsin-
Medal ft nil Diploma awarded at WorLf s Columbian Jixpomtion, to I'ROF. 1.. \V SMITH.
Principal of this Col.cge, for System of Jdook-i.eefmjir and General limine s /.ducati n, Stu'!'-nts
:n attendance the past year from 25 States. 10,000 former pupiU, in bit etc. 13 teachers
employed. Z'J" IlunlneHs ('oxirne consists of Book-keeping, Hminess Arithmetic J'enmanhip,
C mmerctal, Merchandising, Hanking, Joint Stock. Manufacturing, Lectures, I'u:mess
I'ractice, Merc antile Crn p -ndence, etc. p%r Cost oj' ISI 11 liusinesH foil rw>, including
Tuition, Stationery and in .1 nice family, about $!/(/. Shorthand, Type
writing and Telegraphy, urr xpeclaUle», having i ,ch r-> ,»n 1 rowm- and an
be taken .iiur.f or with the liusmesj Course. No charge has ever I>* •n rn vd' ( i procurirg >itua
tior.: ?.H~ So I acation. ICnteT now. For Circulars addre-s
llll.lit', It It. SMITH, President, Lexington, A«/-
IlAfiG£ST*"°/fosr CcffPH7rß(7Gnr/xGVRr offjutm Wh/TF/v*
Ova Goods amm the Best
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