Algona Courier from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1894 · Page 2
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and those about to k become mothers, 'sHould khow that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription robs childbirth of its torture, terrora and dangers td both mother and «ibitd, by aiding Nature iti preparing the System for parturition. Thereby "labor" also the period of confinement are atly shottctiedi It also promotes atl ndant secretion of nourishment tot e child- Dnrine pregnancy, it pre- "tobrning sickness" and those ifstressing nervous symptoms from •ttttich so many sufier. Tanks, Co)tie Co., Texas. DR. R. V. PlERCte, Buffalo, N. Y.: Diar SiV^I took your "Favorite Pre- CcrlptioA" previous to confinement and flwer did so wall in my life. It is only t*d weeks since tny confinement and I ata •We to do my work. 1 feel strpflgcf than 1' ever did in six weeks before. Yburs truly, , A-MOTHER'S EXPERIENCE. South Bend, Pacific Co., Wash, ,t>R. R. V. PIERCE, Bufiato, N. Y.: JJeafSit^-1 began takinfc your v it* SrescfbtiQn " tha first month of aancy, ana have c<in. tinned takine it since > confinement I did not Experience the nausea ,'W any of the ailments diic to pregnancy, after t began taking your "Prescription." I was only in labor a short time, aud the paysieian 1 «aid I got along unusually well. We think it saved me i« great deal of suffering. MRS. BAKER. I was troubled a great deal with Icucorrnca also, and it has •Ooiie a world of good for me. Yours truly, MRS. W. C. BAKER KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and 'lends to personal enjoyment when 'iightly used. The many, who live bet"ter than o'thers and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly •adapting the world's best products to the'needs of physical being, will attest the* value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the .remedy, Syrup of Figs. 1 Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas- •jant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial" properties of^ a perfect laxative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and-fevers and permanently curing constipation. JLt has given satisfaction to millions and anet with the -approval of the medical ^profession, because it acts on the Kid- tieys, Liver and Bowels without weak- •ening them and it is perfectly free from '•every objectionable substance. Syrup of .Figs is for sale by all drug- •gists in 50c aud$l bottles, but it is man- i ufactured by the California Fig Syrup 31 , , N Co. only, whose name is printed on every Y,H i -package, also the name, Syrup of Figs^ **•"•*••-'and' being well informed, you will _not Vfi -accept any substitute if Coffered. DO Y.OU KHOW OR; FELIX LE ERUN'S .-, ; ; ; . are the original nnd only'UBBNCH, safe and ro- ,7.-, HjHablo cnro on tho market.' Price $1.00; sent by 5(f'! ( ; ; mail. '- Genuine sold only by MOOBE'B PHARMACY," Sole Agents, Scourltr Sulldlng, corner Fourth aud Nebraska, Sioux City,' The Greatest Medical Discovery 5 • *•' i , J 1 of the-Age. |{|l|!^|iSeOVERY, ^PpfJllKKENHEiJY^OF BOXBURY, MASS,, $jspvered In one of-' our common •e wee^s'a, remedy, that cures> every p> U iu .jOfj/Huroory frOijf-t^e .worst Scrofula iowtvitoa'coin'mori Piipple:- t ^"> ,i> A < "" Me/has, tried it in'overeleven,hundred, „,,,.»» .apf! never, failed except in two cases ibjfh thunder<humpr). He has now in his THE LAVATORY OF THE LORD Bathe Your Sin Stained Body in It and Be Clean- It *on C*n tr«ih AwAJf All Evil—It Is Sb BtttnUhed Yon Can 8«6 th« Hl«m- lnh*»—Christ's ot Hop*. , Oct., 28.—ftov. Dr. Talmage, Whb has left India and is now on his homeward journey, has selected as the subject of his sermon today through the press: "The Looking-Glass," his text being Exodus 88:81 "And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it was of brass, of the looking-glasses ot the women assembling." We often hear about the gospel in John, and the gospel in Luke, and the gospel in Matthew; but there is just as surely n gospel ot Moses, and a gospel of Jeremiah, and a gospel of David. In other words, Christ is &s certainly to be found in the Old Testament as in the Now. \Vh6n c the' Israelites WCM marching through the wilderness they carried their church with them. They called it the tabernacle. It was a pitched tent; very costly, very beautiful. The framework was made of forty-eight boards otaccacia wood setiu sockets of silver. The curtains of the place were purple, and scarlet, and blue, and fine linen, and were hung with most 'artistic loops. The candlestick of that tabernacle had shaft, and branch, and bowl of solid gold, and the figures of cherubim that stood there had wings of gold, and there were lamps of gold, and snuffers of gold, and tongs of gold and rings of gold; so that scepticism has sometimes asked, Where did all the precious material come from? It is not my place td furnish the precious stones, it is only to tell that they wore there. I wish now more especially to speak of the laver that Svos built in the midst of that ancient tabernacle. It was a great basin from which the priests ^washed their hands and feet. The water came down from the basin in spouts and passed away after the cleansing. This laver or basin was made out of > the looking glasses of the •women who had frequented the tabernacle, and who had mado these their contribution to the furniture. These looking glasses were^not made of glass, but they were brazen.** The brass was a very superior quality and polished until it reflected easily the features of those who looked into it. So that this laver of looking glasses spoken of in my text dldi double work; it not only furnished the water in which the priests wnshed themselves, but it also, on its shining; polished surface, pointed out the spots of pollution on the face which needed ablution. Now, my Christian friends, as everything in that ancient tabernacle was suggestive of religious truth, and for the most part positively symbolical of truth', I shall take that laver of looking glasses spoken of in the text as all suggestive of the gospel, which first shows us our sins us in a mirror, and then washes them away by divine ablution. Oh, happy day, happy day, When Jesus washed my sins awayl Ihave to say, that this is the only look- Ing glass in which a man cau see himself as ne is. There are some mirrors that flatter the features and make you look Better than you are. Then there are other mirrors that distort vour features and 'make you look worse than you are; but I want to tell you that this looking glass of the gospel shows a man just as he is. When the priests entered the ancient tabernacle, one glance 1 at the burnished- side of this laver showed them their need of cleansing; so this gospel shows the soul its need of divine washing. • All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." That is one showing. "All we, like sheep, have gone astray." That is another showing. "From the crown of the head to the sole of the foot there is no health in us." That is another showing. The world calls these defects, imperfections, or eccentricities, or erratic behavior, or "wild oats," or "high living;" but the gospel calls them sin, transgression, filth—the abominable thing that God hates. It was just one glance at that mirror that made Paul cry out, "Oh, •wretched-man that I am. who shall deliver me from the bodyof this death?" and that made David cry out, "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;" and that made Martin Luther cry out, "Oh, my sins, my sins!" lam not 1 talking about bad habits. You and I do not need •• any Bible to tell us that bad habits are wrong, that blasphemy and evil-speaking are wrong. But'I am talking of'a sinful nature, the source of all bad thoughts, as wellias'of, all bad actions. The Apostle /Paul calls their roll in tb.e first i chapter of 'Komans. ; They f "are a regiment 'of death encamping around every heart, holding it in a tyranny from which nothing but the grace of God can deliver it. Here, for instance, is ingratitude. Who has not been guilty of that sin? If a man hand us a glass of water, we say, "Thank you;'' but for the ten thousand mercies that we are every day receiving from the hand of God, how little expression of gratitude —for thirst slaked_. for hunger fed, for shelter, and sunshine, and sound sleep, and clothes to wear—how Jittle thanks! I suppose there are men 50 years of age who have not yet been down ori their knees in thanksgiving to God for his, goodness. ' Besides that ingratitude of our hearts, there is pride (who has not felt it?)—pride that will not submit to God, that wants its own way—a nature that prefers '.wrong some- times.instead or right—that prefers to wallow instead of rise up.' I do not care what you calj '.that; I • am- not 'going to quarrel with any * theologian, , or -'any? man who/ makes any pretensions to,theology. I do not'care whether ypu'call it "total depravity," or something else; I simply make the .announcement of God's word, aiHrnied and confirmed by the experience, of hundreds otGbrMian peopletkth 1 tew: hot, tty "broth®, nn- riiay h»*« teen born, o* what ia»y have bean youv hstitusts or Jott ftts lost by reason »f sta. ymi say, "what is tho as* this-ot showing ajfcan his faults wheii Jbe can't get rid o* them?" None! "What waTthl u|e of that burnlsfied .sarfacs to this later of lookinet glares spoken 6f in the text, .if it only showed the spots on the countenance and Ihe ne«d of washing, and there was nothing to wash with?" Glory b« to God, I flnd that this laver of looking glasses was filled with fresh water every morning, and the priest no sooner looked on its burnished sidfc and saw his need of cleansing, than he washed and was clean, —glorious typo ot the gospel ot my Lord Jesus, that first shows ajnan his sin and then washes it all away. I want you to notice < which tho priest washed—the laVor of looking glasses—was filled With fresh water every morning. The servants of the tabernacle brought the water in buckets and poured it into this laver. So it is with the gospel of Jesus Christ; it has a fresh salvation every day. It is not a stagnant pool filled with accumulated corruptions. It is living water, which is brought from the eternal rook to wash away the sins of yesterday— of one moment ago. "Oh," says some one. "I was a Christian twenty years ago!" That does not mean anything to me. What are you now? We are not talking, my brother, about pardon ten years ago, but about pardon now—a fresh salvation. Suppose a time Of war should come, and I could show the government that I had been loyal to it twelve years ago, would that excuse me from taking an oath of allegiance now? Suppose you ask me about my physical health, and I should say I was well fifteen years ago— that does not say how I am now. The gospel of Jesus Christ comes and demands present allegiance, present fealty, present moral health; and yet how many Christians there are seeking to live past experience, who seem to have no experience Of present mercy and pardon I When I was on the sea, and there came up a great storm, and officers and crow and passengers all thought we must go down, I began to think of my life insurance, and Whether, if I were taken away, my family would be cared for; and then I thought is the premium paid up? and I said, yes. Then I felt comfortable. Yet there are men who, in religious matters, are looking back to past insurance. They have let it run oiit, and they have nothing for the present, no hope nor pardon—falling back on the old insurance policy of ten, twenty, thirty years ago. If I want to find out how a friend feels toward me, do I go to the drawer and find some old yellow letters written to me ten or twelve years ago? No; I go to the letter that was stamped the day before yesterday in the postoflico, and I find how he feels toward me. it is not in regard to old communications we had with Jesus Christ, it is communications we have now. Are we not in sympathy with him this morning, and is ho not in sympathy with us? Do not spend so much of your time in hunting in the wardrobe for tha old, worn out shoes of Christian profession. Come this morning and take the glittering robe of Christ's righteousness from the savior's hand. You say you were plunged in the fountain of the savior's mercy a quarter of a century ago. That is nothing to me; I toll you to wash now in this laver of looking glasses and have your soul made clean. I notice also, in regard to this laver of looking glasses spoken of in the text, that the priests-always washed both hands and feet. Tho water came down in spouts, so that, without leaving any filth in the basin, the priests washed both hands and feet. So the gospel of Jesus Christ must touch the very extremeties of our moral nature. A man cannot fence off a small part of his soul and say, "Now, this is to be a garden in which I will have all the fruits and flowers of Christian character, while outside_it shall bo the devil's commons." No, no! it will be all garden or none. I somo.- times hear people sav, "He is a very good man except in politics.". Then he is not a very good man. v A^eligi'ori'thaVwill not take a man through an autumn election will not be worth anything to him in June, July and August. They say he is a useful sort of a man, but he overreaches in a bargain. I deny tho statement. If he is a Christian anywhere, he will be in his business. It is very easy to be good in a prayer meeting, with surroundings, kindly and blessed, but not so easy to be a Christian behind the counter, when by one skillful twitch of the goods you can hide a flaw in the silk so that the customer cannot see it. ^ It is very easy to be a Christian with a psalm book in your hand and a bible in your lap, but not so easy when you can go into a shop and falsely tpll the merchant you can get those goods at a cheaper rate in another store, so that he will sell them to you cheaper than ho can afford to sell them. The fact is, the religion of Christ is all pervasive. If you rent a house, you expect full possession of it. You sav, "Where are the'keys oE those rooms? If I pay for this whole house, I want possession of those rooms.". And the grace o£ God when it comes tdf a soul .takes lull possession of a man, or goes away'and takes no aitd, "f cannot drtefc Wife, ifly «fi»tt And- 4ft 1 thirsty:" fcndhs dabbed it to the 'ground. Bl • ed t» Godl there is enotfgh wate* foe All trie host — enough for captains and host. "Whosoever will may come and take of „, j M i- ltl „»,,,.? *,, t ^ PIAW6 iM THE PLAT* tie water of Hfeireely"-<-ft laver broad the earth, high as the heavona, and deep as hell. But 1 notice also, in regard to this laver of looking glasses spoken of in the text, that the washing in it was imperative, and not optional, when the priests come into the tabernacle (you will find this in the thirtieth chapter of Exodus), God tells them that they must wash in that laver or die. The priest might have said: "Can't I wash elsewhere? iwasheu in the laver lit homo and now you wantmeto Wash here." God says, "No matter whether or not you have washed before. Wash in this laver or die." "But, "says the priest, "there is water just as clean as this—why won't that do?" "Wash here," says God, "or die." So it is with the gospel of Christ—it is imperative. There is only this alternative; keep your sins and perish, or wash them away and live. But says some one, "Why could not God have made more ways to heaven than one?" I do not know but he could have made half a dozen, I know he made but one. You say, "Why not have a long line of boats running from here to heaven?" I cannot say, but I simply know that there is only one boat. You say, "Are there not trees as luxuriant as that on Calvary?— more luxuriant, for that had neither buds nor blossoms; it was stripped and barked!" Yes. yes, there have been taller trees than that and more luxuriant; but the only path to heaven is under that One tree. Instead of quarreling because there tire not more ways, let us be thankful to God there is one—one name given unto men whereby we can be saved—one laver in Which all the world may wash. So you see What a radiant gospel this is I preach. I do not know how a man can stand stolidly and present it, for it is such an exhllarant gospel. It is not a mere whim or caprice; It is life or death; it is heaven or hell. You come before your child, and ? )u have a present in your hand, ou put your hands behind your back and say, "Which hand will you take? In one hand there is a treasure, in the other there is not." Tho child blindly chooses. But God our Father, does not do that way with us. Ho spreads out both hands, and says, "Now this shall be very plain, In that hand are pardon, and peace, and life, and the treasures of heaven; in that hand are punishment, and sorrow, and Woe. Choose, choose for yourselves!" "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but ho that believeth not shall bo damned." And that is all for you! Oh, can you not love him? Come around this laver, old and young. It is so burnished you can see your sins; and so deep, you can wash them all away. Oh, mourner, hero bathe your braised soul; aud sick one, here cool your hot temples in this laver. Peace! Do not cry any more, dear soxil! Pardon for all thy sins, comfort for all thy afflictions. The black cloud that hung thundering over Sinai has floated above Calvary, and burst into the shower of a savior's tears. I saw in Kensington Garden a picture of Waterloo a good while after the battle had passed, and the grass had grown all over the field. There was a dismounted cannon, and a lamb had come up from the pasture and lay sleeping in the mouth of thai; cannon. So the artist had represented it—a most suggestive thing. Then I thought how the war between God and the soul had ended; and instead of the announcement, "The wages of sin is.death." there came the words, "My peace I dive unto thee;" and amidst the batteries of the law that had once quaked with tho fiery hail of death, I beheld the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. I went to Jesus as I was, Weary, and worn, and sad: I found in him a resting place, 'And he has made me glad. A Modern Bnth-Room. in (tow ft Olifcfi«o Ktnrt StftflptHl' tin with rtn Old *rn JPftm Ther* wns A man who llvotl building where there wore sovdrftl In oiro'Sf thcni—directly utftier the raatt aforesaid *-i wns" ft fnmily thnt wn« musically inclined- This fntnily hrid a pinno, and the mistress of H wna n novice in the fir I ot producing such TtlE MAN IN T11E! tli'rtttt sounds from tho instrument as charm a sav.-igo Or a civilized breast. But she hn'd tin industrious timbition to loom, and the wny her fingers Would wander over the keys wits a torment to the occupant of tho flat just above referred to. In tho gloaming, in the first watchea of the night, and up to tho hour calldd midnight, tho novice laboied.wlth a zeal which, hftd it boon Intclied' to the pyramids, would have turned them over. And then as the birds began to twitter in the morning, her nimble fingers were again employed on the ivory, nnd her husband, either nudor tho impression that she could play or believing she would learn, always stood by her and encouraged her in the work. The man who lived in tho r other flnt lost his sloop.aud with that his patience became unchained, and he got nervous, nnd from thai he fell into neuralgia, and then tho sunlight left tho world, and ho would even read the funny man's paragraphs and mourn. He laid awake at 'tights trying to think of some device which would stop tho noise. One afternoon he smiled. The old Oush of happier years returned to his sheeks and tho light came back into his eyes. He stood in with the janitor—one of the most difficult things known among tenants—and upon him he pievailod to build a fire in tho basement. x There were radiators throughout the house. ^ W« 6/f« 6fi« hnndWd dollar* Mwttrd for any cftflo of catarrh that cannot be cured by HaH'iCattoH Gaffe. f, J, Gfflfrtralr & Co., Proprietors, _ „ Toledo, 0. We, the «nael*t«nfcd, havfe known F. Ch6noy for the iRrt fifteen, years and be lieve him perfectly Ii6norabl« in till bilsi- n&Hi trafisflOtioria and financially able td carry out any obligation made by their West & Tinax, wholesale druggists, T6- 1 ledp, O, 1U _ Waldlng, Rinnan & Marvin, wholesalel druggists, Toledo, 0. ^ Hall's CatArrh Cure is taken internally, .acting directly iiftoh the blood and mu-' (Sous surfaces ot tho system. Price 75<j! per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testi* moniala free, Has that young George Holdington debited himself yet? demanded Mrs. i tfiekerlng of her daughter. No-o; not exactlyi mother, but— Has ho evet- asked you to marry him?i Not exactly; but I'm sura he's going! to. % H'mt Well, don't you let him know whether you think anything of him! until no asks in so many words to boA his wife, Why not ( mother? , It isn't best for a young girl to let a man know how much she cares for him, until ho commits himself. ' Why not, mother? . Never mind why notl You take myl advice and keep Goorgo in-.the dark aa\ much as possible. Oh, Tdo, Mother! cried Lizzie bright- «Dlng visibly. We always turn out alii tho lights whenever he calls. . •* ««. A Temple of Health Where vigor, good digestion, appetite and sound repose minister to physical comfort, is the bodily structure which, howevei* 1 much its foundations have been sapped by* ill health, has been restored—rebuilt, as ib'> were—by tho great renovating tonic, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Nothing infuses, strength into a debilitated frame like this' saving medicine, which, in the- vlgorl and regularity it imparts to tho sya^ tem ; endows it with the surest defense^ against disease, and the best guaranty of a long life and hale old age. Worn out 1 , men oC business, tired mechanics, overworked mill hands, miners broken down, 1 by hardship and exposure to malaria, mariners and tourists all declare that it is tha best safeguard against the influences, os fatigue, bodily or mental, and of climate' and temperature. Incomparable for bilious, rheumatic, .kidney and nervous' troubles. \ —The phosphorescence near the Cape. Verde islands is at times so bright than one can easily read the smallest print. «-^~*—i To the Sailor a yacht is superb, but how! much more lovely to the landsman! are the rosy cheeks of young ladies who Use Glenn's Sulphur Soap. A recent description of a ' bath-room in a grand American^liouse shows how people of tasteJrausform ropnis_devoted . to the humblest uses Into bowers" ol beauty. ' The floor is paved with mosaic, and there is no tub. the bath'being simply a sunken space about three feet in depth in one corner. This is walled with marble, railed with bronze, and marble steps lead to it. The walls are covered with ten-inch- square tiles, painted by an American artist with a design of waves, ashes, and other objects suggestive of the sea, and above this^a'frieze, a trellis wreathed with vines. lu'-niany houses the bath-room is too often regarded entirely from a'utilitarian point of view; and while it is true that absolute cleanliness and .hygienic plumbing are the chief consideration, beauty should also be aimed at here as , in any other room of the house. The plumbing should be arranged £\ &id a'perfect cure' 'is',.. . ( tqe right quantity is taken. Klte^feA^j^Wvw'^ loking glasses spoken o£ in the text was a ery large laver. I always thought , from 10 fact that so many washed there, and Iso from the fact that Solomon afterward vhen he copied that laver in the temple, uilt it on a very large scale, that it was large; and so suggestive o£ the gospel f JesUs Christ and salvation by him — vast n its provisions. The whole world may, orae and wash in thjs laver and be clean. When our civil war had passed, the KOV- rnment of the United States made proclamation of pardon to the common soldiery nthe confederate army, but not to the hief soldiers. Thp gospel of Christ does ot act in that way, It pays pardon for 11, but especially for the chief of sinners. do not now think of n single passage that ays a small sinner, may be saved, but I o think of passages that say a great sin-t ner may be saved. If there be gins only aintly hued, just a little tinged, so faintly olprea that you can hardly see then}, there s,4o spoQial pardon ' pRomised in i the bible "orie."« J f<Wehave'a'bad 1 -nature,^'^la' were born Tcithlt,' ,We_ gotit from, qui; parents; they i got it s 'fr.om4Vtheir; parents,'-Our thoughts are, 4 wrong, .our Action is wrp our whole life ia obn9xipus'to 'God before f conversion; and after conversion, nq$ 'one i evnf\r\ flifnnr Irt no Tint, •f.'ha.i: ] ivliiiVh +.ViA f»rp.n« , ....„£. ------- g, „ -- •„„. „„ ^cv^gv-^ possession. It will ransack every room in a f ter the approved modern methods in the heart, every room in the life, troin eel- w i,iph ill thn nir>P« .irppirnnaprl nnd th« ' ar to attic, touching the very extremities , m . c . . au .? , plp ® s •" eex Po sec| . a™ tho f his nature. The priests washed hands bath lf possible should be of porcelain, nd feet. | which in the end is cheaper than the I remark, further, that this laver of i metal ones. o?,.ps,sins;ibut',<i£ tfyey be;gla?jng,,red ike crimson; ,-then. they shall be as snow- Jo w, my, brother, I do not state this to put i premium upon greaj iniquity. 'I merely ay_ this to encourage^ti -niau, \yhoever le is, who feels he ia SQ far'gone from God ihat there Is uo I ,wr(?yi for him. I ,want to «11 him there,, is a good chance. Why, ?aul was a murderersjlie o£!s}st;ed.>M tqe, .exeputipn of Stephen; t and,*yet i Paul was saved: CTh.e 'dyffig' 1 thief /did. 'everything'" Richard' The floor, if tiling ia too expensive, should be of parquetry or stained wood, with only one long rug, which may be easily taken up at the weekly cleaning, and glazed tile paper, which comes in many pretty designs, should cover the walls. ' ' ' It it well to have the wall below the cornice divided into two portions, the upper covered with the tile .paper, and the lower painted with soapstone finish; which is entirely water-proof, aud may, like the paper, 'be washed off with a sponge.— •Harper' l s Bazar, " > ,' The Cowboy's Lasso. ' Texas, Rising'the lasso," said.Lotiis Edwards, of' Santa Fo, at the Metropolitan, /'I'used to be in the ranching line,myself, and ohqe thought J, could throw, a rope as extent s 1 the , A PIK012 OF STRATEGY. When the steam had got under headway the man took aiong rubber lube and attached one end of it to the thingnmajig on tho rndintor which sizzles when the bteam is under headway, and the other fend he put in a big tin pan, which ' ho located where it'would do groat good. Simultaneously with the fingering of the keys of the piano the steam was* turned on the radiator, and then it wont, on a frolic through tho rubber tube nud thence to the tin-pan. This caused the tin pan to hop up aud dance and bang about like one of the musical instru-' meuls with which a medium poifoima his tricks for greenhorns. The noise of the keys would cease, nnd then tho tin pun settled down ] to quietude, When the restless ambition Caller—Is Prof. Missein, the weather prophet, at home? Servant—Yea; but he can't see anyone. He is suffering from shock. Caller—Myl myl Have some of his} predictions come true? 1 Piso's Cure for Consumption is an es-4 pecially good medicine for croup.—Mrs. M.i D. Avent, Jonesboro, Tex., May Oth,' 1801v •» « » .1 TEA CULTURE IN AMERICA, L Begun Ninety Years Ago, It Has Advanoeil; to a Promising Stage. '. "THE HOTJSK is HAUNTED. of tho musically-inclined woman again disturbed tho keys again would tho tin pan gat tho jim-jnma. This continued until the musically-inclined woman began to lose her appetite, and- her husband pat up ,of .nights looking for spooks; ' ' <• ,ir'' One day Hhoy, moved out ft nd ' ' strai Was With , raight as any man living/ i Put, as before' I had' tnjxed- tp^any, ^ex ith * th'e aiexicaW.,^ As i' good fa • •American' cowboys ,ave, >thpy pafrt hold a^ qaudle-tp'a weasei''wheij it pomea-to the " roping ', business. ' T tiey? • can. '< do things .with hemp that no other mortals, paa eyer'rhQpe- to accomplish, ^As^ the' Australian stands put- pj-e-emlnoulily jiriV t ( , y .The man.who'o'Vfucd' the rubber • tube nnd the tin pnn raised a -new crop i of on the bald spot of his head. H« 'a new set of tee'th,aud his rotund' i; because "you 1n£o' this layer of lopk- '^ J1 i'> > The dying thjef was sav,ed fully? but the. grape of , ft Richard faster "was ~ aewVilQu0r4iii%|/jfw|iV ity.iucronsotl to such proportions Hint ho was offered the, jioralyutiQn fof the offlqq of'Alderman, -which he , rpfjfsed, for he was now a happy, pjap,— Wbuno, f ; «, ' <• t i' - ^ot tlie Sumc," ;,,i" I; \8lflglotou"— 1'm'sprry t'o Lenr tb/Uivyo'!! -~-JThe^ cultivation of tea in the United! States Tvao attempted first by the French) botanist Michaux, Who,- in_,J180-i, con« ducted a series of experiments iff~Si Carolina. Since that the climate in th neighborhood of Charleston has beei generally regarded as favorable, am the ultimate success of the experiment) has not been unexpected. Until ren contly, however, the experiments hava not, according to- the Montreal Ecfald t] ' been altogether , satisfactory.' Littlal patches, in some instances large ,gar-j dens, have produced tea of fine flav.oiy though generally it has been devoid ofj 'strength of infusion. It has been arguedq t that this failure in pungency is largelyj due to'defective cutting and' especially, to inadequate rolling of the leaf, in cpnA' : sequence of which the cup qualities are pot fully developed. About«ten years) ago 1 the national department of agi'icul- 'ture made the first serious attempt toi ^produce commercial tea on. a scale sufficiently large to arrive at a decisive re? suit; and since that time a considerable^ share of the cost of procuring tea s'eeo? in Asia has been borne by the United! States government. , ^ The most recent expei-iment has beenf ..encouraging. The experts of a firm o| tea merchants in Baltimore have stated^ that the tea grown on the Sunimervlllej estate near Charleston is equal tot, English breakfast tea of the best gva'de^ ' and superior to many Chinese, and In4, dian grades, t The, samples submitted! were all'of'one quality'and charapteiy' They were black, crisp and well scent-led,' They made a strong beverage ,-audi this fact was stated to be due, to thf treatment employed in the processes 'o; ^fermentation and curing,,^ The firn; 'thinks it highly probable ttmt perfectec •methods.'of curing4h.e 'American' prbqur* > will' glye tea f siftwarHo ^Ke varipus iijie that coine'fvojn China *aud India^aB*- is freely prophesied that the 'American ,teas will'be shortly able ,to ' enter'/ into effective competition with the' teas i'o| the east., v- „ ; , " ' "•£ '.- !'';>'> ',' 3 **,,•

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