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PIUG TOBACCO LOYE STO.RY. A Strange Bomance of the Early Days of Georgia. ^mfw~ Consumers ofckwinjjtokccoA arawtnjtopaijalifllemoretk Hie price draged for tie ordinanj trade tokccos. will find this orand superior to all others BEWARE :: IMITATIONS. Woood, Won »nd Jilted—A Hitherto Un. pnbllihed Epliodo In th« Life of the founder of Methoillim— Sophia Cunitou'i Tragedy. TOURNAMENT AT BOMBAY Engrligh and Indian Ki'^lrmmt.H Join n IViilknry and Athletic .Sports. A grunt deal of interest was manifested in Bombay, recently, in the naval and military.tournamfut. Encouraged by the success which attended a similar programme previously given, Gun. Gatacre and the committee deeidcd to add many new features, with the result that crowds assemble*! on each day to witness the various contests. Tickets ,wcro resold ut a p7-emium, and even trees overlooking- the oval svcrc thronged with sightseers. Tho second evening, says a foreign exchange, the tournament was attended by the gov- crnor general, Lord Harris, who, as a famous athlete, enjoyed tho capital sport provided. Little Miss Bracken- Dry, attired in tho royal artillery uniform and escorted by troops, rode up to his excellency and presented him with a programme. Immediately afterward a bugle sounded, and tho military tattoo commenced. All tho tunes were Scotch, the pipers of the Royal Scots regimentopening the proceedings. Five hundred men next marched in lino, carrying colored lanterns, while twenty military bands concluded tho music with a splendid rendering of tho "Old Hundredth." Orivyigby the royal artillery, and exhibition of skill with Indian clubs by two native regiments, tent- pegging, trick-riding, and gun drill by men of tho royal navy were warmly appreciated by tho multitude. Tho Par- ace volunteers from l j eona were especially popular. A CRUEL PRAYER. njcdihiift T*lcihd for the Detraction of Unl»oll*v('rft. The following is an exact translation from the Arabic of tho oflieial prayer of Islam, which is used throughout Turkey and daily repeated in the Cairo "A/har" university by ten thousand Mohammedan students from all lands: "1 seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed. In the name of Allah tho Compajsionato, the Merciful! O, Lord of all Creatures! Oh, Allah! Destroy the infidels and polytheists, thinn enemies, the enemies of the religion! 0, Allah! Make their children orphans, and defile their abodes, and cause their feet to slip, and give them, and their families, and their households, and their women, and their children, and their relatives by marriage, and their brothers, and thSir friends, nnd their possessions, and their race, and their wealth, and their tends, as booty to the Moslems, O, Lord of all Creatures!" (In nil tho other religions of even the omi-civiiized nations of the globe there can bo no prayer found to parallel this' cruel appeal of Islam to tho spirit of inhumanity. Bulgaria, Damascus, Lebanon and Armenia may or may not be mere hotbeds of anti-Turkish intrigue; with sucb a national! prayer Turkey stands self-condemned in the eyes of the world. ICOPYIUCTIT. 1895.1 an old library of the south, w here letters and papers have been stowed away for two centuries, has been unearthed a strange story; nothing 1 more nor less than the love life of John Wesley, in Georgia. It is a strange history of passion, of self soarchings, of the tyranny of Hie early religious conscience, of sorrow and resolve. Wesley, the preacher, the missionary, the founder of a church,.is the last man from whose breast one would have expected to wrest such a secret, and yet, when all's told, it pro- scuts his character in no light new or unfamiliar. This is the tale: When .Tames Oglethorpe sailed westward to became governor of .1 colony peopled with convicts and the flotsam and jetsam of the London workhouses, he took John Weslev u'i.Ui him as a civili/.ing influence. Wesley was then a young man of brilliant parts, a fcMow of Lincoln college, Oxford, on three hundred pounds a year; handsome, pure and Quixtitic. liis brother, Charles Wesley, was the governor's secretary. The ship was delayed by storms and the passengers were thrown upon their own resources for entertainment. The most interesting person on board, so far as John Wesley was concerned, was Miss Sophia Canston, niece of one of the fortune hunters whom Oglethorpc had induced to follow him. to the new world. This was not only because young women were few on board the colonial vessel, but because this young xvuman was extremely attractive. She was beautiful. She was highly educated. She sang with a voice that fascinated him. And, most potent of all, she listened wfth flattering interest to his preaching. Tho two became friends. She sang Charles Wesley's psalr%s with him, and listened to all he had to say about experimental religion. Gov. Oglethorpe was well pleased with the turn affairs were ta.king, and used every means to throw the young people together, .Needless to say that by tho time Georgia waa reached, tho boat had shipped an extra passenger with wings and a bow and arrow. When tho settlers landed, the usual occupations of newly arrived colonists seemed to have put. 'an end to Wesley's lovemaking. xnere are pretty wortTpretures in tbe'iie old letters of the two young people sitting together under the trees in the public park or walking together iu the love feasts in the evening. One can eee the tall, lithe figure of Wesley, priest-robed, classic-faced, thrilled with a first, strange, human love. But he was the very last person to see himself in the situation. DC kept himself quite busy, built a parsonage, in which he lived in the stern, pleasure- less, methodical way which afterwards gave a name to his religion; and ho rendered up the account of his meager expenses to the honorable trustees of Georgia. Hut now caine the crisis of the human side of the story. Oglethorpe determined to hasten matters between Wesley and Miss Canston. Accordingly he made a dinner at his own house, and Griinalcli, his foreign servant, tampered with the Cypress wine, but whether by the general's directiou.or not was never quite clear to Mr. Wesley. I.i the evening Sophia Canston was there, and the general had her sing fo:r them some old love songs of England and Scotland, and snatches from the operas of London. She danced, too, and recited a,nd completely overwhelmed the pious youth with he:: Iw.'nitj' and accomplishments. That night, under the palmetto tree;; near the governor'* house, with the dark-eyed, handsome girl beside him, and with hor entrancing voice in hi:; ears, with the Cypress wine and Grimaldi's decoction hot in his blood, John mained loyal. After tne service wes- ley was seen to return to his home. But the faithful Delamotte had planned an escape from the slow torture. Three faithful friends led the young clerical through the darkness to the pier. There an Indian skiiT bore him down the river. A sailing vessel was in waiting and soon John Wesley was leaving the laDd.of his love foreve r. A. C. WERE Although STILL WOMEN. Clad In R;is;s They H:i<l to Gate After the Belle. Did you ever notice the affinity between the beggarly element and a ruin? Whenever and wherever nn old building is in course of demolition you will find that class of worucu known in all big cities as the lazzaroni. Bareheaded, most of them barefooted, and with just enough in tho way of frock and gown to escape a violation of a city ordinance, they gather about buildings that are being torn dov\-n and pick up old plank or anything that can be used for fuel, anil each will put on her head as much rubbish as you would call a load and carry it six, eight or ten blocks and store it aw:iv in the shan- .-~fr=r;—'i^w- SH£5=!3 JLL~I^..7>- ;—•* JAMES OOLETIIORPE. became aware that he loved JOHN WESLEY AT Till! AGE OP 33 YEARS. AMORAL AND NICE BOOK. \Vtmt n Voting Lady Thought of the Xow Testament. It was once the good fortune of a Harper's Bazar writer to read, in the Island of Fayal, a letter just written by a young lady of Portuguese-English birth who had been reading the XevV Testament for the first time. It was worth while to see such a letter, for many persons must have felt, first or last, with Thoreau, that it would be a delightful thing for anyone to encounter those wonderful narratives as a, fresh discovery, ,in maturer years, apart from all the too familiar associations of Sunday school and sermon. Such, as any rate, was this young lady's experience, and her statement of the result was at least a little astonishing. She wrote, in her half-foreign English, to an American friend in these wordj?: "Did you ever happen to read a book called the New Testament? If not, 1 advise you to do so. I have just been reading it one of these days, and I find it a very moral and nice book." A Curlewitj of nnncnrlan nirorra. A farmer was arrested in a village ic Hungary, for firing two shots through the window of an inn at his wife nnd her father. 'Fortunately his nim was d. On being asked his reason for the tempt he stated that ho hail already 'ad nine wives, who had all consented, at his request, tobe divorced. His tenth and present wife, however, acting on tho "injudicious advice" of her father, refused, and consequently he folt a-- noyed Not Gooil Itl«b<. .Some of the insurance companies of Paris refuse to insure people who dye •their hair. Oglethorpe went on to the site of Frcdricn, accompanied by Charles Wesley and Delamotte, his inseparable companion. The rest of the English set about raising tents or bark-covered huts along the square and streets of Savannah, John Wesley went with soiao of the Germans, because he had begun the study of their language on board the ship, and desired to pursue that study. Amid' the noise' of the rice-birds the fort at Savannah was raised, and Wesley built his parsonage and schoolhouse. Mr. Canston, Sophia's unclo, was made chief magistrate and storekeeper, and his niece made herself quite charming as' Wesley's pupil in French nnd an earnest seeker after tho exquisite pleasures of experimental holiness. Sophia was the official belle of the place. She and John Wesley were tho most conspicuous figures in society, and were consequent!}- thrown together very frequently. Gov. Oglethorpe looked upon the affair as settled and so did the people of the colony. Ogle- t'horpe wished to see it settled, because 1 he wished to keep Wesley at Savannah, [ instead of letting the young missionary ; wander off, as had been his original in' tention, to preach to the Indians. Wesley and Delamotte taught school, preached and held love feasts, and in the evening sang psalms. Air. Delamotte taught about forty children to I "read, write and cast accounts." Be| fore school in the morning and after ' school in the evening Mr. Wesley cat- echised the "lower class" of children, and endeavored to fix something of his ' own spirit into their minds as well as their memories. { At night, when the candles burned, and their work was done, and the still woods about them gave back no echo '. to their voices, Mr. Wesley had the women and young men meet at the church for a severer catechism of their j Bibles. The few hours left from this j teaching he spent partly in studying j German with Bishop Nitschma, teaching Gn>ek to Mr. Dolarnotte, helping ; Charles Wesley with his sermons and reading French with Sophia Canston. Wesley her. The revelation was a shock to him, for he had been preaching celibacy since he was a small boy. He had folt himself wedded to tho church, to his great faith and mission in life. The strife of spirit threw hiui into a fever. Miss Causton did the only thing that a young lady in her state of mind could do. She nursed him, and he allowed her to. This circumstance was sufficient proof to their friends that marriage was certain. If more proof were needed, he raved of her in his delirium. Miss Canston brought hor aunt to hoar him, and between them they fancied him quite decided to marry Sophia., lie asked her many times if she would or could marry him, "and if IK; should, indeed, many her." After his recovery Wesley's friends camo to congratulate him on his engagement, But over since his miraculous rescue from fire in his childhood he had been convinced that he had been singled out by his Maker for some special purpose, and now here lie was prostrating himself before an earthly idol and forgetting his mission. Alarmed for his soul he rushed to tho bishop and tho Moravian missionaries for advice. They had the, same hard, unrelenting convictions which tormented Wesley, and they advised him to give up his idol and turn to his God. Wesley know not what to do. lie wandered in tho forests praying aloud for ' light as to his walk before God. He knel.t'under the blooming grape vines, and, shielded by the long gray moss from any living eye, sought wisdom and comfort. Poor Sophia was heart-broken. Her relatives were incensed and compelled her to marry a Mr. Williamson, though she begged Weslay to intercede in her behalf. Even after she was married she wrote to Wesley, and cast pitiful glances at him until in his desperation. one day he forbade her to attend holy communion. He explained this afterwards on technical grounds, but the tide had turned and tho people of THEY SIMPLY I.IAD TO STAISE. ties among the railroad switches—the shanties that are homes to them. Most of these women arc the wives, daughters, sisters and sweethearts of the men whom you see sweeping the street crossings. The other day four of these women were going to their "homes,' 1 each having on her head a stock of fuel. One of the women, as was learned later, was seventy-two years old. Her face and hair were a make-up for a witch in "Macbeth." The other women were anywhere from twenty-five to forty. That is one of the things in favor of wretchedness—you never know the age of a man or woman whose years are rounded by starvation, privation and constant appeal, says tho Chicago Herald. You never know, to look at them, to which they are nearest—the cradle or the grave. ' This procession of beggars met a woman who was antipodal to the beggars in every respect. She was to their eyes a sort of pageant. She wo,s graceful and elastic and splendidly dressed. She was one of those women anyone would have looked at to admire. As she passed this procession o*' wretchedness each of th after her. Then they laid aside their loads of rubbish, and with their hands on their hips, looked after tho tripping fashion. By the pantomime of hand and face one saw that they were discussing the woman of splendid dress, liy the intermingling of gabble one knew that they were dissecting the subject. As the woman turned the corner thn beggars picked up their rubbish and resumed their way. Whatever it \VSLH they said, they were women just the same. They had looked back at a woman who was better dressed than they. for Infants and Children. I OTHERS, Do You Know *« Batejnan's Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, ninny so^aJHxl Soothing Sjrups, and most remedies Tor chO«uvn ore composed of opium or morphine? Do You Know that opiim and morphine are stuivfviiig unreoUc poisons T Po You Know that in most countries druggists ure not permitted to sell narcotic* Without labeling them poisons ? Po Yon Know tli.it you should not permit any medicine to be given your child unless you or you ' physician know of what it is composed ? Po Ton Know that Gustoria is a purely vegetable prenaration, and that a list of Its ingredients is published with every bottle ? Po Yon Know that Castoria is tie rrescription of the famous TV. Samuel Pitcher. That it bas been in use for nearlr thirty years, and Umt uoo:e CJoloria in now sold than of. W2 other remedies for children combined f Po You Know that the Patent Office Department of the United,States, and of other countries, havo issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his assigns to use Uio word " Castoria " and its formula, and that to imitate them is a stale prison offense! Do Yon Know that one of tho reasons for granting this government protvoUon ivas because Castoria had been proven to be ab»olutoly luurmlosK? Po Yon Know that 36 average ^°^ s of Castoria ara furuisbed for cent*, or one cent a doso 1 j». Po You Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children 1 be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest f Wall, theic things are worth knowing. They are facts. The fac-«imil« 35 ttgnatnre of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. TRADC MARK. THE: WORLD t For keeping the System in a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation, Acts on the Liver and Kidneys, Purifies th* Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies the Complexion and to Pleasing and Refreshing- to the Taste. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. «3~A nicely illustrated eighty-pace Lincoln Story Unok Riven 10 every purchaser of t incoln Te,i- Price 25c. -Askyour drnjririsi.or LINCOLN TKA Co., Fon Wayne, In*. For Sale by W JET. Porter. Spring Curry Comb Cloct Spring Blniie. Soft as a Brush. Pits even- Curoe- I1i«. Pcrlccl Comix Dscd \)v O S Army «nd oy Baraum «o4 uelj Circuses, and Leading Uorscncn of the Wont. yum Ocalci (01 IX Sample mailed post paid 25 ecnv. 6PUr>0' CUEBI COSB CO.. 102L»Iijot»SU,Math Bend, India** RICHEST CONGRESSMAN. Koprenentattvo SOFR-, of Ohio, nfadn a I 7 or- tuno In .Fluff Tobacco. Tbe richest man in cither house of congress is Paul Sorg-, of Midclletoivn, 0., who represents the Third district, which lies just north of Cincinnati, He is said to be worth 815.000,000, and to have an income of more than 51,000,000, all of wliich he has made himself in the manufacture of plug; tobacco. His parents came over from Germany half a century ago, writes the Washington correspondent of the New York Sun, and settled in Wheeling 1 , YF. Va., where he was born shortly after their arrival. In 1SG2 they removed to Cincinnati, where they apprenticed him to a molder, and all his education was obtained at a night school down on the wharves of the Ohio river. As soon as he learned his trade he found himself burdened with the maintenance of a large family, for his father died and he the aentli of'George ^'. HOTIK, nno now enjoys tho distinction of being- OTIC of the iwo democratic- representatives from Ohio who survived the: November cyclone; but he came in on a very narrow majority of 100. Judging from appearances, no one would suspect Mr. Sorg o f being a plutocrat. He is an undersized man of plain appearance and unobtrusive manners, and probably has a smaller ac rpiaintance with his colleagues than any other member of the house. He ha.s introduced but few bills, and has never made a speech. SURNAMES IN IRELAND. JOIES -WESLEY Uf OLD AGE. Georgia were against him. A charge of slander was instituted, but the assailants, knowing that they had small chance of success, delayed the trial from week to week until life in Georgia became unbearable. He made arrangements to leave the colony. • But even in this the Cinstons thwarted him. He was for bidden tolcave the province. During- all these trials he continued to conduct his parish as usual, although he was a sort of prisoner at large. At six o'clock, one evening, the little flodv gathered in the church for prayers, Wesley led as usual. Delaraotte -was there with the frici ds who still re- rAcx. SOKG, omo. vrns the oldest son. Shortly after the vrar he dropped his trade and began to manufacture plug tobacco on a small S'Sile. which he found so profitable that he soon^Svrged his business and removed Eijpfiop to iUiddieTown. where h'e-could get cheaper help and lower rents. There he ha s prospered until he ', nDw owns one of the largest—perhaps . the largest—factories in the world, em- j ploying more than a thousand men j and turning out sevc.«?.l carloads of to- ' bacco daily, which is shipped to all : parts of the world. Last Mav Mr. Sorg : was elected to congress, against his j wishes, to £11 the vacancy caused by I Mcrphy the Commonest, But Smith Kohl ItK Own. One of the curiosities of recent philological literature is the appendix to the ISO.'i report of the British registrar general, which bears the suggestive title: "Surnames in Ireland," From that compilation one who has an eye for the curious may glean facts and figures for a most interesting article. For instance, it is shown that the most common name on the Emerald Isle is Murphy, the number of persons, great and small, who bear that cognomen being C2.COO. The following come next in frequency: Kelly, 53,000; Sullivan, 43,600; Walsh, 41,700; Smith, 33,700; O'Brien. 33.400; Byrne, 33,300; Ryan, 32,000; Connor, 31,200; O'Xcil, 20,110, and Reilly, 20.000. The compilers of the article tinder consideration, says the Albany Argus, have very accommodatingly made a comparison of the above with the commonest names in England and Wales, which shows the following interesting figures: Commonest names in Great' Britain, exclusive of Scotland and' Ireland, Smith, 253,000; next. Jones, 212,100; next following being Williams, Taylor, Davies and Brown, in the order as given. In Scotland the order is. 1 . Smith, McDonald, Brown, Thomson, Robertson. Stewart and CampbcIL The tables show that in Ireland many of the old Celtic names appear both with and without prefixes "0" and "Mac." For the benefit of those of our readers who may never have seen the explanation I will say that as a rule, "Mac" or "Me" means "son of," and that "0" stands for "descendant of." As far as local distribution is concerned, the Murphys are most numerous in Carlow and V/cxfcrd, Bvrne in Dublin and Wieklow, Kelly in KDdare, imd Sullivan in Cork and Kerry. Tin; Kaiser im an Art Critic. Kaiser Wilhelra, as a critic of art, ha» put his foot down on the decisions of the jury of the Berlin art exhibition. lie has annulled the award of the gold medal in Prof. U'allot, the architect of the new parliament house, which tho emperor two years ago at Rome declared to be the acme of tastclcssucsa, and has himself given the medal tx* Mine. Vilma Parlaghy, the painter. Sh» was kept out of the Berlin academy^ but by the emperor's orders her picture* will be exhibited at the royal nation*! SCROFULA Miss Delia'8t«ven«, of Boston, Haw., write*: L have always suffered from hereditary Scroful*. I tried various remedies, »ndmany reliable phy- riciiuu, but cone re- ^^ Ifeved me. AJtcr taking f^ •••%•• Vfc Hi bottled of S.S.8. am • • I fl EJ t II now well. 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