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SERMON THE COURIER. ALGONA. IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20, 1804. FROM THE SEA though the Sails and the Oars Fail God Will Not, tlio Tempest Rages and the Angry Waters Threaten to Rngnlt Be Who Staled Galileo 1* to Save. N. Y., Oct. 14.-Rev. Dr. Tal- toa^e, who is still absent on his round the world tour, has selected as tbo subject o£ today's sermon, through the nics3: "Tho Oarsmen Defeated," text chosen being Jonah'1:13-14: "The men rowed hard to ptiug it to the land; but they Could not; Wherefore they cried unto the Lord." Navigation in the Mediterranean sea always was perilous, especially so in early times. Vessels were propelled partly by •ail and partly by oar. When by reason Of great stress of wcatlior it was necessary <k> reef the canvas or haul it in, then the Vefesel was entirely dependent upon the •cars, sometimes twenty or thirty of them , */pn cither side of th2 vessel. You would Dot Venture outside your harbor with such A craft as my text finds Jonah sailing in; frat he had not much choice of vessels. Ho Was running away from the Lord; and when a man is running away from, the fcord he has to run very fast. . (Sod had told Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach about the destruction of that city. Jonah disobeyed. That always makes rough water, whether in the Mediterra- i tacan, or the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Caspian sea. It is a very hard thing to :«care sailors. I have seen them, when the fcrow of tho vessel was almost under water, and they wero walking tho deck knee deep in the biirf, and the small boats by the sido of the vessel had been crushed as amall as kindling wood, whistling as < thoiiach nothing hod happened; but the bible fitiys that these mariners of whom I •peak were frightened. That which sail, ors call "a lump of a sea" had become a blinding, deafening, swamping fury. How t mod the wind can got at the water and the water can get at the wind you do not know unless you have been spectators. I .' have in my.hbuse a piece of the sail of a ' chip, no larger than the palm of my hand; i that piece of canvas was all that was left «£ the largest sail of the ship Greece that r went into the storm 200 miles off Newfoundland. Oh, what a night that was! I •tit-pose It was in sonin such storm as this ,that Jonah was> caught. ^. 'He knew that the tempest was on his account, and he asked the sailors to throw "fci.ni overboard. Sailors are a generous : fcastitod race, and they resolved to make their escape, if possible, without-resorting k"- to such extreme measures. The sails are ' of no use, and so they lay hold on their "oars. I see the long bank of shining ; ,bladiis on cither side the vessel. Oil! how 1 did pull, the bronzed ssamen. as they . v back into the oars. But rowin; oa > the sea ia very different from rowshg upon a rivor; and as the vessel hoists, tu oars Lskip the wave and miss the strode, and the tempest laughs to scorn the flying pad- f dies. It is of no use, no use. There comes u. wavn that crashes tho last mast, and eweeps the oarsmen from their nlices, and f tumbles everything in the ton'usion of impending shipwreck, or, as niy text has it, "The men lowed hard to bring ib to the land; But they could not; wherefore .they cried unto the Lord." 5,7 This scene is very suggestive to me, and \ •• pray God I have grace and strength enough I", to representiit intelligently to you. Years itagO'l preached n sermon on another phase ? «f this very subject, and I got a letter from (,H6ufatoii, Tex., the wiitor saying that the - Reading of that sermon in London had led B'-tim to God. And I received another let- f-., tcr from &outh Australia, saying that the Steading of that sermon in Australia had I*'brought several souls to Christ. And then, TX thought, why not now take another $, l Vl?haj5e of the same subject, for perhaps that ' * 1 who can raise in power that which is n in weakness may now, through an- Br phase of the'same subject, bring sal- ' Vation to tho people who shall hear, and I salvation to tho people, who shall read. ,;'Men and women, who know how to pray, |*lay hold of the Lord God Almighty and 'wsyrestle for the blessing. j??,^Bishop Latimer would stop sometimes ^(In his sermon, in the midst of his argu- Jjiment, and say, "Now, I will tell you a A-table;" and today I would like to bring fethe scene of the text as an illustration of a gjmost important religious trutx As those |3t4pditerranean oarsmon trying to brirg ashore, were disaomfiteu, bave to tell you that they p not the only men who have sn down op their paddles, aid have _ ! __o\sliged,»to,caUonthe Lord for help. Bwant'to'say that the unavailing efforts it -those Mediterranean oarsman have a f counterpart in the efforts we an making ijto bring souls to the shore of gifetyaod set iheir feet on tho Bock of A^es. You have a father, or mother, or h usband, or Fife, or child, or near friend, who is not a pSlmstjan. There have boen times when . have been in agony about their salvation. ' A minister ot Christ, whose_ wife dving without any hope in saying tonlghi, "1 hiv* tried in* best to Christ. Jthave . l&ia hold ot the oars until they b«nt io-iny and I have braced myself oarainst of the boat, and I have pulled for , thett eternal Kssctte; but I can't get them to Christ" Then I ask you to imitate the ° tne te3tfc - Rnd cr fi*httl tmto Godl * —, ,V, e want more Importunate praying for children, such as tho father Indulged in when he had tried to bring his six sons to Christ, and they had wandered off into dissipation. Then he got down in his prayers, and said, "0, God! tako away iny life, u through that means my sons may repent and be brought to Christ;" and the . «,u u „„ E Liorcl startlingly answered the prayer, and I thing is m a few weeks the father was taken away, — and through tho solemnity the six sons fled unto God. "Oh, that father could afford to dio for the eternal welfare of his children! He rowed hard to bring them to wlhe ? £ S°, mo to tWak ot Ifc - G H fktr nd Udde t 3 « lashed fast to eacfl other, that I may scale the height. Let thi line ran oat with the anchof until all thl cables of earth are exhausted, that wd may tonch the depth. Let the archangel fly in circles of eternal ages in trying td sweep around this theme. Oh the grace oi It is so^high. It is so broad. It Is so i _^ O~~" »•* *«• o*-* fc**W«VA« JLU !£} OU deep. Glory be to my God, that where a man s oar gives out God's arm beginsi will ye carry your sins ftnd your sor- """ '— Christ offers to taka wrestle down your the land, but could not, and then ho cried unto the Lord. There are parents who are almost discouraged about their children. Where is yonr son tonight? Ho hats wandered off, perhaps to tho ends of the earth. It seoms as if ho cannot get far enough away from your Christian counsel. What does he care about tho furrows that come to your brow, about the quick whitening of the hair; about tho fact that your back begins to stoop with the burdens? Why, he would not care much if ho heard you were dead! The black edged latter that brought the tidings he would put in the same package with other letters tolling tho story of his shame. What are you going to do? Both paddles broken at the middle of the blade, how can you pull him ashore? I throw you one oar now with which I believe you can bring him into harbor. It is the glorious promise: "I will be a God to thce and to thy seed after thuo," Oh broken hearted father and mother, you have tried everything, else, now make an appeal for the help and omnipotence of the covenant keeping God!" and perhaps at your next family gathering—perhaps on Thanksgiving day, perhaps next Christmas day— the prodigal may be home; and if you crowd on his plate more luxuries than on any other plate at the table, I am sure the brothers will not bo jealous, but they will wake up all tho music in the house., because the dead is alive again, and be- caiiso the lost is found." Perhaps your prayers have been answered already. The vessel may bo coming homeward and by the light of this night's star that absent son_may be pacing the deck of the ship, anxious for the time to come when he can throw his arms around your neck and ask for forgiveness for that he haa been wringing your old heart for so long. Glorious reunion! that will be too sacred for outsiders to look upon; but I would just like to look through tho window wnen you have all got together again and are seated at the banquet. Thon Ani h parents may in covenant be, have their heaven in view; They are not happy till they see Their children happy too. Again, I remark that the unavailing effort of the Mediterranean oarsman has a counterpart in the effort which we are making to bring this -world back to God, his pardon and safety. If this world could have been saved by human nature, it would have been done long ago. John Howard took hold of one c*.r, and Carey took hold of another oar, and Adoniram Judson took hold of another oar, and Luther took hold of another oar, and John Knox took hold of another oar, and they pulled until they fell back dead from the exhaustion. Some dropped in the ashes of martyrdom, some on the scalping knives of savages and some into the plague struck room of the lazaretto; and still the Rtiaius are not' broken, and still the despotisms are nob demolished, and still tho world isunsaved. What then? Put down tha oars and make no effort? I do not advise that. But I waut you, Christian brethren, to understand that the .church, and the school, and the college, and tho missionary society are only the instrumentalities; and if this work is Dd Jes " s » *, afc t! 18 feasfc - 5w, . g< i e k'Stove <U1 ready to put upon your hand. Come now and sit down, ye hungry ones at tho banquet. Ye who are m rags of sin, take tho robe of Christ. Ye , . who are swamped by the breakers around yon, cry to Christ to pilot you into smooth, still waters. On account of tho peculiar phase of_ the subject, I have drawn my present illustrations, you see, chiefly from tho water. I remember that a vessel went to pieces on the Bermudas a great many years ago. It had a vast treasure on board. But the vessel being sunk, no effort was rnado to raise it. After many years hod past, a company of adventurers went out from England, and after a long voyage they reached the place where tho vessel is said to have sunk. They got into a small boat and hovered over the place. Then the divers went down and they broke through wimt looked liko a limestone covering and the treasure rolled out— what was found aftor ward to be, in American money, worth §1,500,000, and tho foundation of a great business house. At the time the whole world rejoiced over what was called the luck of these adventurers. Oh, ye who have been rowing toward tho shore, and have not been able to reach it, I want to tell you tonight that your boat hovers over infinite treasure! All the riches of God are at your feet. Treasures that never fail and crowns that never grow dim. Who will go down now and seek them? Who will dive for the pearl of great price? Who will be prepared for life, for death, for judgment, for tho long eternity? See two hands of blood stretched out toward thy soul, as Jesus says, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." r s over done at all, God must do it, and ho will do it, in answer to our prayer. "They rowed „•.. -,,-,., hard to bring it to the land; but they could i of the body shrink (atronhy), not: wherefore they cried nnto the Lord." ------ -u.-__ u._ ---- ... -, , Again, the unavailing effort of those Mediterranean oarsmen has a counterpart in every man that is trying to row his own soul into safety. When the eternal spirit flashes upon us our condition wo try to save ourselves. We say, "Give me a stout oar for 'my right hand; give me ostout oar for my left hand and I will pull myself into safety." No. A wave of sin comes and dashes you. one way, and a wave oE temptation comes and dashes you in another way, and there are plenty-of rocks on which to founder, but seemingly no harbor intp which to sail. Sin must be thrown overboard or we must perish. There are men who have tried for years to become Christians. They believe all I say in regard to a future world. They believe that religion is the first, the last, the infinite necessity. They do everything but trust In Christ. They make sixty strokas in a minute. They bend forward with all earnestness, and they lie back until the muscles are distended, and yet they have not made one inch in tea years toward heaven. What is the reason? That is not the way to go to work. You might as well tal:e a frail skiff and put it down at the foot Of Niagara, and then head it up toward the churning thunderbolt of waters, and expect to work your way up through the lightning of the foam into calm Lake Brie, as for you to try to pull yourself through the surf of your sin into the hope and pardon and placidity of the gospsl. You can not do it in that way. Sin is a rough sea, and long boat, yawl, pinnacle and gondola go down unless the Lord deliver; but 1C you will cry to Christ and lay hold of divine mercy, you are as safe from eternal condemnation as though you had been twenty years in heaven. I wish I tquld put before my unpardoned readars, their own helplessness, No human arm was ever strong enough to unlock tho door of heaven. No foot was ever -mighty _ _ v enough to break the shackle ^f sin. No l^plylraade two eternities flash before your ' oarsman swarthy enough to'row himself "'~ PJS dying wiuuuuu any IIU^JD jn »jt"-us, .plied the floor, wrung his hands, cried ill tori v and said, "I believe I shall go inane, for I know she is not prepared to ijneet God!" And there may have been 3 of sickness in your household, when Beared it would be a fatal sickness; and closely examined the face_ of the doc- i» as no came in and scrutinizjd the pa*'' and felt the pulso, and you followed ' the next room; and said, "There danger is there, doctor?" And £ hesitation and the uncertainty of the ! enough to break the shackle of sin. '-'*- ~iade two eternities flash before your "°"° m " rl <=«"»•••>"' nn<™«»i tn-™ m 1,1. f, And then you went and talked to " "k one about tbg great - Oh, there are those here i tried to bring their friends *" They have been unable to brine '" ih,ora nt .safety, /, They are.no [Joint 'than^they were twenty ,go,- You think you have got them to-the shore when you are swept ,^..ain. What shall you do? Put iwn'the. oar? Oh, no! I do not advise " * ' I do edvisethat you apreal to to whom the Sleditc-rranean , w , t _,—, appealed—the God who could ience, 4 the tempest and bring the ship in 'iff to the port. I tell you, iny friends, there has got to be a good deal of ipg before our families are brought to 4, 'Ablitjsan avr'ul thing to have a, household on one Bide of the line. 1 ih(» v Qther part pf the household on the t^side of the linel Twp vessels parfc on ---'- ot eternity, one going to the ..'(the-'other to the loft—farther 4. farmer apart—until t^e signals -,re<!.ognwed.and £b.ere are only -- J Ue horizon, and then they fproverl' ' ' ' 'tell'you that, the unavailing these, Mediterranean oarsmen ,.., gnt^rpart in the efforts some of jBjak.lijg t^brjng our children fcptbe l|J into God's harbor, The wind is against you, The tide is against you. The law is against you. Ten thousand corrupting influences are agafhst you. Helpless and undone. Not so helpless a sailor on a plank,: mid-Atlantic. Not so helpjea* a traveler girded by twenty miles of prairie on flre. Prove it, you say. I vs;lll prove it. John 6: 44: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him." But while I have shown your helplessness, I want to put by the side of it the power and willingness of Christ to'save you. I think it was in 1088 a vessel was bound for Portugal, but it was driven to pieces on an unfriendly coast, The captain had his son with him, and with the crew they,wandered up tho beach and started on the long journey to find relief, After a while the sou fainted by-reason of hunger and the length of the way. The captain said to the crew, "Carry my boy for me on your shoulders," They parried him pn; but the journey was ao long that a^ter a while the crew fainted from hunger and from weariness, and could carry him no longer, Then the father rallied biz almost lyastecf energy, and tppk up him 011 his shoulder, mile after mile, overcome himself his own,boy, and put . and • parried him on mHe after .mile, until, 7 hunger • and wearl- The boy /tost • The Mind ft Remedial Agent. In. the secretion from the bodies of persons suffering from • certain forms of insanity chemical analysis and physio-/ logical research have revealed the pres-' ence of certain substances technically termed ^ox-albumens," Experiments with these substances npou man and the lower animals prove them to be poisonous to the nervous system. "Now, if disUirbod mental state can cause tL.9 production within the organism of substdnces which are antagonistic to health, does it not rationally follow," asks a medical writer in the Arena, "that healthy state of the mind would equally advance the assimilative and nutritive processes of the system?" Physiology is able to tell us little a^ yet concerning the nutritive processes of the body; but this we do know, that nutrition is presided over primarily by ganglionie centers in the brain and in the spinal cord. We know, as a isjsult of carefully conducted experiments»that when that portion of the spinal cord kno\yn as the .anterior horn is damaged by disease disturbance in nutrition of the body, corresponding to the portion of the cord affected, takes place. If the disease be in the upper part of the spinal cord (the cervical or upper dorsal .region) the arms or upper portion of the body shrink (atrophy), and the same thing happens in the lower extremities fl the corresponding portion of the upper lumbar and lower dorsal cord is injured. We know, too, that it is possible to hypnotize one portion of the cerebral cpitex, while the remainder of the brain is active. IB it not, then, reasonable to suppose that we can direct by the will and by suggestion that intangible, immeasurable thing we call vital force to a diseased member and promote its healing? Is it unscientific and against the laws of physiology? Not at all. Eminent neurologists tell us, and they are borne out by anatomical and physiological research, that different parts of the brain and nervous system, under certain conditions, may learn to perform vicariously the duties of another part of the brain or nervous system -which may have been injured. W» know certainly that motor impulses pass down along certain tracts in the spinal cord and that there are also paths over which the sensory impulses travel to and from the brain. Pathology teaches us that when from disease or any injury one part of the brain is unable to do its work another portion of the nervous system will not only perform its function but will develop a new path over which its work may be transmitted to the periphery of the body, if the injury be not too extensive. So" we find for mental therapeutics not only a rational explanation in its empirical results but a firm foundation in physiology and pathology. They Need More Pockets. The greatest contradiction in tho "get up" of the tailpr made girl is her lack of pockets—which are such a necessity to the sterner sex. t , i The tailorish tout ensemble should, by all means, contain one or more of these necessary adjuncts for the sake of safety and convenience. Civilization in its advances has not yet excluded highway robberies, and a pocketbook carried In tempting view offers a ready bait for the ruflian of tho street. Only a few days since a young girl was indulging in a business tour of one of the principal thoroughfares of a pop* ujar Southern city, Her pocketbpok was ruthlessly grabbed by a colored thief, who tried tp make his escape, but was plupklly pursued by this prae*. tical young lady in lieu pf giving veut to % spreaw or indulging to a faint. la a few rnompnt/s several wayfarers and policeineo joined m the chase, and the thief was eventually brpught to, Justice, . "* t An amusing f-eafure ^f ^ story thai th» ppofcgtbQQjj was n)a,4fl p,f WAS'ON'to 'HIM. The 1*111 Collontor ITml ITls Ddnl>t<i T«H* fl*rt by ntratAiramt "Excuse mo, sir," said tho man to his neighbor on tho cross-seat; "would you do a man a favor?" "That depends," returned the other. "You might try mo and see." "Well, I'm a littlo near-sighted and I want you to observe something for ine^" continued the first speaker. "What is it?" naked tho other curl- ously. "Do you see that yellow brick apartment-house two blocks beyond? Just an we're passing it," continued the man who was near-sighted, "I wish yon would look into tiic windows of the flat on the fourth floor. Toll rne whether you can catch a glimpse of anybody in the rooms." "EXCUSE JIB, sm." The other took off his hat and thrust his head from the window that he might observe the plainer. The Lake Street elevited rushed through the bosoms of several families and finally thundered past tho yellow brick apart'- mont-housc. "Do you see anyone?" anxiously questioned the ncar-siphtcd one. "Well, I should say 1 did," returned the other. "Take a look yourself. jSTear-sighted or not, you ought to be able to see that figure." At the sunny window of the fiat on the fourth floor sat a man who was evidently takiug- life easy on this cool fall day. His feet were stemmed against the window-sill, there was a book in his hand, a pipe in his month, a suggestive bottle at his elbow, and a look of contentment on his face. "Oh, the scamp', the scoundrel!" exclaimed the short-sig-hted individual, moving- restlessly about the seat. "Why, what has he done to you?" inquired the other passenger. "It's what he hasn't done that's making me mad!" cried the man. "Why, that fellow's been owing m e S15 for the last four months. He's promised to pay it time and again. I've worn out a pair of shoes in running after him. No wonder I can't collect it. What do you think he's up to now?" ."Haven't the faintest idea," was the reply. . ' . "Why, he's spread the report that he and his family have gone Ito the•• country, where he can enjoy the fall bunting. He wrote that to me, and so his janitor says. But if his family's gone he's there at any rate. He probably sneaks out at night when no one sees him. "But I'll lay 'for him now, .the scoundrel! I'll ring his bell till he's fleaf. I'll camp before the door of his flat if it "takes me all night, that I will!" cried the dun. And bolting from his seat he made for the station •without taking time to thank the other for his assistance. — Chicago Times. The Desert. The desert district of California covers 30,000 square miles, embraced by Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Death Valley is ia the south of Inyo county, not very far from Mount Whitney. Avhich is 15,000 feet high. The valley is seventy- five miles long and from six to fifteen miles wide. It is 430 feet below sea level. Mi 1 . Monsen described his trip from Daggett, which is 166 miles from the valley, by means of a team and buckboard. No single habitation can be found en route and provisions, water, even hay for the horses, had to taken in the equipment. Some idea of the temperature is conveyed by the fact that meat can b« cured in one hour, egjjs can be roasted in the sand, IKnir breeds worms in a week and no man can bo more than an hour without water without becoming insane. There is something less than 1 per cent of moisture in the atmosphere. While at the Keel sea 127 degrees oi heat arc recprderl, at Death Valley 187 degrees in the shade is not uncommon. Yet, on the other hand, the mercury sinks to 50 degrees below zero. A feature or the valley is the curious salt road," which was graded with sl»clge-hammer^ right through the con- tor tor the transport of borax. By this road are many unknown graves, tilled by wanderers who have perished through the heat, They are 480 feet below sea-level and are probably the lowest graves in tbo world. Only shallow graves covered with blocks of salt are necessary for the desiccated remains, for there ivre no animals there except snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and lizards, » Of tho latter, quo, the chugwallah, dressses three pounds in weight nnd ia paten by both Indians and whites. -The meat is said to resemble that of chicken, 01 the snakes the "yellow rattler" jsUheniQst formidable, Tho name oi the valley was, 'derjved from a party o) frpn}, Sal^Latyj, Oi|by,. J ,Tbfl ^ . ove.i"85Q feet hojow sea-Jeyel com prises jjfteen aqua/re jhlU& of s'a|p," Here immense salt- works are in 'opej'fttjpn uncl 700 tons of salt two plqw efl;Up'}u, one {lay,, \'J?|je sal$ covers the ' done by 1 JiJ^^'^>lJ^tii^glwp:vM»*» f Ff»» 1 $m&, $• :#r'-? f> 'i l ¥*Y''>>*!tf} % v! * ','i' A*L*.* ^ l!!a m a? ^..j^v HWENTIONS THAT WOMEN LIKE. Woteltlea in Molds and tit«*ct Tongs Tlmt noaaekeeper* Appreciate. English manufacturers have a fttcul- ty for inventing those trifling novelties that add so ninch'to a housekeeper's happiness. The woman who killa bugs only at the expense of all her aya^nr and her peace of mind rvill feel like burning incense before John Bull's THE IRON BUG shrine for his latest gift to her especial wotW. j.n tho shape of a pair of metal tongs, tfcc ends of which arc flattened out making' convenient "nippers," between which his bugship can be caught and crushed to death without making his murderer unduly uncomfortable. _ Another invention of a somewhat different character will please people who sometimes give dinners to cnthu- TWO MOLDS. eiasts of one sort or another. This consists of a set of individual molds for jellies or blanc mange, the patterns of which show golfing tools, billiard balls and cues, Masonic emblems, or even small 'bicycles. Cured His Colic. A few nights ago on a train coming? east on the Michigan Central road tho porter of a sleeping car aroused half a dozen of the male sleepers to ask if they hod anything to cure a case of colic. A drummer for a city hardware house fumbled around in his coat and finally said: "Here's a box of soda mints which may help him. He can use the whole box and be hanged to him, for he's no business to have colic!" Nothing further was heard of the case until morning, when a strappiTig young nmn, with afar-west look to his hair, came into the sleeper with the mint-box in his hand and inquired for the drummer and said: ' 'Took 'em all but ono and they smashed my colic right in the eye. [low much to pay?" "Nothing, sir. I'm only too glad to lave been of service to you." When the other hod gone the druin- ner opened the box and we saw his lair trying to climb up. / "Great Scott, boys, but what do you think?" he gasped. "What is it?" •'I gave him the wrong box and he's swallowed eleven bone collar buttons!'' •—Detroit Free Press. Had Sonio Rights. He was about as hard a specimen nt the genius peripatetic as had ever climbed an alley fence but that did not ileter him from knocking at a kitchen door and waiting for some one to come &4-£PJi5Jif°lJ?j m - !n this instance t was the lady"oTtlie~h~ouse*. "-r-—-'-"-"=«"•* "I merely desire to learn," he said, with a bow, "if you could give me a ittle something to stay, mvhunger?" "Certainly; come in,"' and she fixed him by the kitchen table and gave him a good spread. .'.:..••• ; _ He enjoyed it and ate everything in-, sight and the good woman was pleased to see him enjoy the meal. As he was otarting away she came out with a box of cigarettes in her hand. "Perhaps you would like one of these," she said, extending the box. He saw what they were and stopped. "Madame," he said, in a hurt tone, I am poor, and despised and witliout friends but I have not lost all my pride and I desire to say ere I go that you have insulted me beyond the power of apology. Good morning/ 1 and he stalked out in a manner that utterly paralyzed the lady.—Detroit Free Press. He Toolc Good Advice. A young man of this city was so much given to exaggerated expressions that his friends found it necessary to remonstrate. ' , "Think before you speak," said one of them; "that's the only way to do it." And several friends who were near fully indorsed the advice. "But that takes time," he pleaded. "I never misrepresent < anything that is really important, vou know. All I do is to allow the exuberance of mv fancv to gush forth." "It doesn't make any difference. You are making a mistake. You are getting a reputation which is hurtful to you socially and in a business way." "Whut'll I do?" "Never say anything you are not absolutely sure of." "Well, I'll try it." It was some days after, when they met on the street Both were in a streaming perspiration, and the friend of tho imaginative man remarked: "Hot, isn't i'tP" ' The only reply was a look of earnest rejection, "I say it's mighty hot." The young man reached around into liis coutrtall pocket, droty put a thermometer, and after gravely inspecting it, said; "Ninety degrees ia the shade, Yes, f- think I am justified in replying to you, as I have to several other people lo-day, that the heat is very intense, aj- Lhough nothing extraordinary fov this tima of yeM,"i-IndianapQlte ' . How He -rjl'es— Did he <pea.k French?' ^i , First Friend—You look blue, old fellow; what's the waiter?" Second Friend—I've Just returned" from toy mother-in-law's funeral. First Friend—I'm very "sorry to hear *Ci Second Friend—Oh, it Isn't that that's 'worrying me but the sermon knocked mo out completely. i First Friend—Was ,it very affecting? Second Friend — Yea; th'e minister bald: "Weep not; ye shall surely meet. »gain."— Truth. BANANA WINE AND BEER. Both Made In Africa nnd They Constitute ' a Strong Intoxicant. From the fruit of the banana tree a beverage is being made in Africa,which they drink there as wine or beer. Ban- titia beer is chiefly used by the natives of Uganda. Dr. Felkin, an English 'physician, who formerly lived there, describes the different kinds of the ban- nna beverage. 'He makes a distinction between 'Uauana beer and banana Wine. According to his description, "mubisi," a cooling banana wine, is manufactured m the following manner: A big hole is 'dug in the ground, lined with bananai leaves, filled by mats and earth until' the fruit has become completely ripe.i Then the bananas are slit, mixed with, tine hay and placed into a large, boat-' like trough, which at one end has an emptying pipe. After the addition ,of some water the whole is thoroughly mixed by the hand or by short.-wfcodea sticks. _ Thereupon the trough is covered with banana leaves and the mixture is left standing for about one or two hours. After the expiration of thati time it is taken out and poured through' sieves into large calabashes. It is then' ready for Use and represents a sweet,, agreeable and not iutoxicatino- bever-' age- But if the mubisi is left standing for three days it undergoes a fermentation, and becomes a slightly acid, refreshing beverage, which is strongly intoxicating. This wine, or beverage, is callods "muonze." If it is poured into bottles! and they are kept well corked in a cool'X place for several months one obtains a, ' sparkling wine, strongly resembling! champagne. Mubisi, the'prin<hWol-bev- erage made from bananas, can bo changed in yet another way. If a larger or smaller quantity of boiled millet is added to it and the mixture is left standing in large earthen pots for two or three da^s and stirred from time to time it becomes a beer which, according to the amount of millet added, is more or less intoxicating. The beverages made from bananas are not stored away for a long time. Nine-Cent Pieces. The 19, 49 and 99-cent marks on many, articles of merchandise have led certain! investigators to demand a 9-cent coin, says the N. Y. Ledger. It is said in de-' fense of this idea that it would greatly 1 facilitate making change and save shoppers a great deal of time. There is some reason to think that a certain class 1 of shopkeepers would not exhibit any great degree of enthusiasm on this point, us there, are many persons who will sac-, rifice tho-l-cent—rather-than-wait; and this is clear profit. But beUhis as ; it may, it is said that the 9-cent piece Is sure to come. The demand for paper fractional currencyra becoming emphatic in certain quarters, and it may be possible that with this circulating medium there will be oddi number pieces, all of which will be of threat vise in the almost universal practice of shopping by mail. Cholly— Chappie, deah boy, you aw, pawsitively and gwossly intoxicated— you actually have a jag on! Chappie- Haw 1 Is it on straight?— London (Ont I Free Press / Fall Medicine Is fully as important and as beneficial as Spring Medicine, for at this season there is great danger to health in th* varying temperature, cold storms, malarial germs, and the prevalence of levers and other serious diseases. All these may be avoided if the blood is kept pure, the digestion good, and thai bodily health vigorous, by taking; Hood's Sarsaparilla. Sarsa- C ures '%%%%%' "My little boy fourteen years old had a terrible scrofula bunch on his neck. A friend of mine) said Hood's Sarsaparilla cured his little boy, so I procured a bottle of the medicine, and the result has been that the bunch has left his neck. It was so near .the throat, that he could not have stood it much longer without relief. Mrs, INA HOOD, 324 Thorndyke St, Lowell, Mass. Hood's Pills are prompt and efficient. METAL WHEEL 1 for your WAGONS. Any nlze yon want, 30 to Win. hit*. Tiros I Vo 8 ra.wide— hubs/to fit any wle. Saves Cost miny times in have eet oJ low .wheels to fit your wnson for Unnllug grain, fodder, manure, boge, &o. No resottlug of tirpB. Oatl'g free. Address MFG. P.O.Box 38,Qnlnoy,IU. Oh, Tom, whtit a rou are npt>}oh|, They sa for' ?& that tp -Joftve because

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