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IHE nor.™, mr* MrttMtMi ALflOEA. IQ^VA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER SERMON. MOMENTOUS QUESTION. 1 1.AST SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. From the Followlnc Text, James IV.14: What Is Tour X,lfe?—Yes, Life Is Worth laving It- People Will Only tlve for God. F we leave to the evolutionists to guess where we came from and to the theologians to prophesy where we are going to, we still have left foi consideration the important fact that we are here. There mav be some doubt about where the river rises, and some doubt about where the river empties but there can be no doubt about th fact that we are sailing on it. So I am not surprised that everybody asks the question, "Is life worth living?" v Solomon in his unhappy moments, says it is not. "Vanity," "vexation of spirit," "no good," are his estimate. The fact is that Solomon was at one time 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 far as we can read them, were the words "mountains of spices." But Jeremiah says life is worth living. In a book supposed to be doleful, and lugubrious, and sepulchral, and entitled "Lamentations," he plainly intimates that the blessing of merely living is so great and grand a blessing that though a man have piled on him all misfortunes •and disasters he has no right to complain. The ancient prophet cries out 'in startling intonation to all lands and to. all centuries, "Wherefore doth a 'living man complain?" i A diversity of opinion in our time as jwell as in olden time. Here is a ;young man of light hair and blue eyes 'and sound digestion, and generous salary, and happily affianced, and on the ; Way to become a partner in a commercial firm of which he is an important 'clerk. 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 tip-top of the hill of life. Ev- 'ery step has been a stumble and a .bruise. The people he trusted have 'turned out deserters, and money he has ! honestly made he has been cheated out iof. His nerves are out of tune. Ho lhas poor appetite, and the food he ; does eat does not assimilate. Forty miles climbing up the hill of life have ;been to him like climbing the Matter- ihorn, and there are forty miles yet to 'go down, and descent is always more |dangerous than ascent. Ask him jwhethor life is worth living, and he ;will drawl out in shivering and lugubrious and appalling negative, "No, no, no!" ive there, but happiness will not come. They send footmanned and postillioned quipage to bring her; she will not rids o their door. They send princely escort; she will not take their arm. They make their gateways triumphal arches; she will not ride under them, ^hey set a golden throne before a golden plate; she turns away from the banquet. They, call to her from upholstered balcony; she will not listen. Mark you, this is the failure of those who have had large accumulation. And 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 have anything worthy the name of success. A man who spends his life with the one dominant idea of financial accumulation spends a life not worth living. the outcast. One of the younger boys becomes a merchant, starting at the foot of the ladder but climbing on up until his success and his philanthropies are recognized all over the land. The other son stays at home because he prefers farming life, and then he thinks he will be able to take care of father and mother when they g*:t old. Of the two daughters: when the war broke out one went through the hospitals of Plttsburg Landing and Fortress Monroe, cheering up the dying and the homesick, and taking the last message to kindred far away, so that every time Christ thought of her, he said, as of old, "The same is my sister and mother." The other daughter has a bright home of her own, and in the afternoon—the forenoon having been devoted to her household—she goes forth to hunt up the sick and to encourage the discouraged, leaving smiles and 'benediction all along '(he way, IT HAS MANY LIVES. THE LIZARD IS VERY HARD TO KILL. St'-ek'ng Its Brain and Snaking In Alcohol Don't Worry the Monitor— Found Alone the Kl»er Nile—Distinct from Other Lizards. or How are we to decide the matter Righteously and intelligently? You 'will find the same man vacillating, os- Icillating in his opinion from dejection ;to exuberance, and if he be very mer- : curial in his temperament it will depend very much on which way the wind blows. (If the wind blows from the northwest and you ask him, he ;will say, "Yes," and if it blow from the 'northeast and you ask him he will say, ,"No." How are we then to get the question righteously answered? Suppose wo call all nations together in a great convention on eastern or western hemisphere, and 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 thousands who would answer in the affirmative, there would be more millions •who would answer in the negative, and jbecause of the greater number who have sorrow, and misfortune, and trouble, the "Noes" would have it. The answer I shall give will bo different from either, and yet it will commend itself to all who hear me this day as the right answer. If you ask me, "Is life worth living?" I answer, It all depends upon the Hind of life you live. In the first place, I remark that a life of mere money getting is always a failure, because you will never get as much as you want. The poorest people in this country are the millionaires. There Is not a scissors grinder 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 government securities, in tenement houses, in whole city blocks. You ought to see them jump when they hear the fire bell ring. You ought to see them in their excitement when a bank explodes. You ought to see their agitation when there is proposed 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 the morning with a concernment that threatens paralysis or apoplexy, or, more probably, they have a telegraph or a telephone in their own house, so they catch every breath of change in the money market. The disease of accumulation has eaten into them—eaten into their heart, into their lungs, into their spleen, into their liver, into their bones. i Chemists have sometimes analyzed ' the human body, and they say it is so much magnesia, so much lime, so much chlorate of potassium. If some Christian chemist would analyze one of these financial ' behemoths he would find he was made up of copper, and gold, and silver, and zinc, and lead, and coal, and 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 picture galleries, and they summon priraa donnas, and they offer every inducement for happiness to come ana miserable. Every four years the two most unfortunate men in this country are the two men nominated for the presidency. The reservoirs of abuse, and diatribe, and malediction gradually fill up, gallon above gallon, hogshead above hogshead, and about midsummer these two reservoirs will be brimming full, and a hose will be attached to each one, and it will play away on these nominees, and they will have to stand it, and take the abuse.and the falsehood, and the caricature, and the anathema, and the caterwauling, and the filth, and they will be rolled in it and rolled over and over in it until they are choked and submerged, and strangulated, and at every sign of returning consciousness they will be barked at by the hounds of political parties from ocean to ocean. And yet there are a hundred men today struggling for that privilege, and there are thousands of men who are helping them in the struggle. Now, that is not a life worth living. You can get slandered and abused cheaper than that! Take it on a smaller scale. Do not be so ambitious to have a whole reservoir rolled ever on you. But what you see in the matter of high political preferment you see in every community in the struggle for what is called social position. Tens of thousands of people trying to get into that realm, and they are under terrific tension. What is social position? It is a difficult thing to define, but we all know what it is. Good morals and intelligence are not necessary, hut wealth, or a show of wealth, is absolutely indispensable. There are men today as notorious for their libertinism as the night is famous for its darkness who move in what is called high social position. There are hundreds of out- and-out rakes in American society, whose names are mentioned among the distinguished guests at the great levees. They have annexed all the known vices and are longing for other worlds of diabolism to conquer. Good morals are not necessary in many of the exalted circles of society. Neither is intelligence necessary. You find in that realm men who v;ould not know an adverb from an adjective if they met it a hundr.ed times in a day, and who .could not write a letter of acceptance or regrets without the aid of a secretary. They buy their libraries by the square yard, only anxious to have the binding Ilussian. Their ignorance is positively sublime, making English grammar almost disreputable. And yet the finest parlors open before them. Good morals and intelligence are not necessary, but wealth a show of wealth, is positively indis- So the idea of wordly approval. If But one jay there start five telegrams that be dominant in a man's life he is f rom the village for these five absent ones, saying: "Come, mother is dangerously ill." But before they can be ready to start, they receive another telegram, saying: "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 tho senator, and the merchant, and the two daughters stand by the casket of the dead mother taking the last look, or lifting their little children to see once more the face of dear old grandma, I want to ask that group around the casket one question: "Do you really think her life was worih living?" A life for God, a life for others, a life of unselfishness, a useful ••ife, a Christian life Is always worth living. I would not find It hard to persuade you that the poor lad, Peter HE monitor Is distinguished among nil lizards by the difficulty of killing it. It owes its name to its habit, of whistling to give warning of the approach of crock- odiles. A live specimen of this curious lizard has just been brought to the London Zoo from South Africa. A naturalist who undertook to kill one writes.: "Having caught one of the species by the neck so that she could not bite me, I got a large worsted needle, and gave her several punctures with it, not only in the heart, but in every part of the cranium which was in contact with the brain. This, however, was so far from answering my purpose, which was to kill her in the most speedy and least painful manner, without mangling or mutilating her, that she seemed to have still enough life left to be able to run away. "After this, my host undertook to THE HEAD BLAGUE Ofl AUGUST, 1896* Mrs. Pinkham's Explanation of the tTnusttal tfumbe* of OeatM sad f rostrationa Among Wotnetu The great heat plague of August, 1S90* was Hot without its lesson. One could not fail to notice in the long lists of the dead throughout this country, that so many Of the victims were womeri in their thirties, and Women between forty-five and fifty. The women who succumbed to the protracted heat were women whose energies were exhausted by sufferings peculiar to their sex; women who, taking no thought of themselves, or who, attaching no im» portance to first symptoms, allowed their female system to become run down. Constipation, capricious appetite, refit'ecsness, forebodings of evil, vertigo, languor, and weakness, especially in the morning, an itching sensation which suddenly attacks one at night, or whenever the blood becomes overheated, ai-e all warnings. Don't wait too long to build up your strength, that is now a positive necessity! Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has specific curative powers. You cannot do better than to commence a course of this grand ^ medicine. By the neglect llllttU \I\J VVJill*l-*^'-*V»-' «f X*X^l»A UW \JL V&KAk* ^ 4. uuu — - v . — . of first symptoms you will sec by the following letter what terrible suffering came to Mrs. Craig, and how she was cured: " I have taken Lydia E. Pinkhanvs Vegetable Compound and think it is tho best medicine for women in the world. I was so weak and nervous that I thought I could not live from one day to the next. I had pro- lapsus uteri and leucorrhooa and thought I was going into consumption. 1 would get so faint I thought I would die. I had dragging pains in my back, burning sensation down to my feet, and so many miserable feelings. People said that I looked like a dead womun. Doctors tried to cure me, but failed. I had given up when I heard of tho Pinklmm medicine. I got a bottle. I did not have much faith in it, but ^ , thought I would try it, and it made a new woman of «•• -<•*»• -•«•--™i ^^^<^^££^^j±~^l Nothing to do Wltli tho Cuso. Ho—Will you marry mo! She—Do you think you could bo Imppy with me for a wife! i that got to do with it:—lue build a philanthropy which has had its echo in ten thousand philanthropies all pver the country—I would not find it hard to persuade you that his life was worth living. Neither would I find it hard to persuade you that the life of Susannah Wesley was worth living. She sent out one son to organize Methodism and the other son to ring his anthems all through the ages. I would not find it hard work to persuade you that tho life of Frances Leero was worth living, as she established in England a school for the scientific nursing of the sick, and then when tho war broke out between France and Germany went to the front, and with her her several hard squeezes about the chest and tied her feet together, hung her up by the neck in a noose, which I he drew as tight as he possibly cauld. "From this situation she was found, ] in a space of forty-eight hours, to have extricated herself, though she still remained near the farm, appearing at I the same time to be almost exhausted. | Upon this we tied her feet close behind her, so that with her long and sharp | claws, of which she had five upon each foot, she could not damage the serpents I and other animals which I kept in aj put up'in ppTmd pnclmKOH." ^lf Iw does not cask of brandy, and among which I put her with my own hands, holding her A GIIEAT HAVING. By using tho Flap; lirniul Chicory, manufactured by tho American Chicory Company, of Uinalin., Nebraska, you can cut clown your coll'eo bill 125 per cout, besides improving the drink. You will find it economical, wholesome and iiRreoablo. Ask your grocer for Flag Brand Chicory put up in pound paettaRos, n no UOUK uui, hoop it, write tho factory. Samples mulled. freo on application. a lone time under the surface of the Sir Walter Besnnt Kays Unit; the doscen- a long unit, IIIUILI uie HUIUU.C oi int ,'.._„ ...... T>n™,.i,,, i,i,,fi,ni.u in tins mtiu- I'utcnt 1'olntoiD. own hands scraped the mud off bodies of the soldiers dying in liquor. Yet she was so far from being suffocated immediately that she flounced about, and even a quarter of an | T '^Ytoijaceo 'easily and forever, be mac;- *,- . I-.,11 rt f Hfii iim-vft nild viirol*. ttllCO No- dants of tho Pilgrim Fathers In this cotiu try number about 15.{K)l). _ Don't Toliiiriro S|ill nail Smokft Tunr Lin lw»y. Tn a recent expired patent is show? & clever mcchnuisra, by means 6f whicn a shaft wus checked or stopped three limes during one revolution by means of a swinging pendulum, provided with four shoulders, as is shown. shaft which pensable. It docs not make any difference how you got your wealth, if you only got it. The best way for you to get into social position is for you to buy a large amount on credit, then put your property in your wife's name, have a few preferred creditors, and then make an assignment. Then disappear from the community until the Di-eeze is over, and come back and start in the same business. Do you not see how beautifully that will put out all the people who are in competition with you and trying to make an honest living? How quickly it will get you into high social position? What is the use of toiling with forty or fifty years of hard work when you can by two or three bright strokes make a great fortune? Ah! my friends, when you really Icse your money how quickly they will let you drop, and the higher you get the harder you will drop. * * Amid the hills of New Hampshire, in olden times, there sits a mother. There are six children in the household- four boys and two girls. Small farm. Very rough, hard work to coax a living out of it. Mighty tug to make two ends of the year meet. The boys go to school in winter and work the farm in summer. Mother is the chief presiding tho the trenches, and with her weak arm- standing one night in the hospital- pushing back a German soldier to his couch, as, all frenzied with his wounds, he rushed to the door, and said: "Let me go, let me go to my libo mutter,"— major-generals standing back to let pass this angel of mercy. But I know the thought in the minds of hundreds of you today. 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 conspicuous or inconspicuous, it is worth living, If you live aright. And I want my next sentence to go down into the depths of all your souls. You are to be rewarded, not according to tho greatness of your work, but according to the holy industries with which you employed the talents you really possessed. The 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 be given to people who had one talent, but gave it all to God. And remember that our life here is introductory to another. It is the vestibule to a palace; but who despises the door of a Madeleine because there are grander glories withiu? hour afterward convinced us by her notic full of life, norvo mid vigor, take No motions that she had still some life To-Bnc, the wonder.worker that maUos wonk .,,.,, monnti one. AH druggists. nOo or *l. L-mn remaining in her." "mranteed. Uouldet ami sample froo; a.1.1.- The Nile monitor or varan (Varaiiue Niloticus), of which the newcomer at the.' Zoo is a specimen, is, perhaps, the I largest member of the family, and has been known to attain a length of over six feet. In structural character it ie somewhat distinct from other lizards, approaching in several respects its en-1 HuRKoniedy Co., Chicago or Isow \orlc. Denmark has the frroutost amount to tho inhabitant iu tho swings bank, being about §50 ouch. _____ emy, the crocodilo- isting reptiles. It the largest of ex- Is on the eggs oi crocodiles, or the young crocodiles themselves, that it chiefly feeds, a hah-' it which is said to explain the fact that it appears on tho monuments oi the ar.cient Egyptians. It is still common to tho Nile, though it has been found in the rivers of South Africa, as well as in Senegal and near Sierra Leone. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally. Price, 7flc. Two-tbiriisoi: nlFthe Jotters that pass through tho postoflleos of tho world are by or • | was provided with three arms, which worked within the pendulum, and alternately engaged tho shoulders, llu. second illustration shows two gears, which arc alternately rotated in opposite directions by the continuously ro- taing mutilated central pinion. Where a thing is marked "Patented" us of a date not of its patent, but of the elate oi an earlier patent to the. same patentee, upon which it is an improvement the U. S. circuit court recently held that the inventor had not complied with the law and so could not colled damages for infringement. _ Parties desiring Tree information as to patents should address Sues it Co., patent experts,.Wee Building, Omaha, Nebraska. <j»t! 7 N Cousli Ilamain Is tho oldcBl and Lest. It will l.rrak mi a cola n« than anything UIEU. It ^uhvuya rcllutilu. 'Iry it. A now letter-box has an electrical attiich- spirit With her hands she knits all the Ptockinga for the little feet, and she is the mantuamaker for the boys, and she is the milliner for the girls. There is only one musical instrument in the house—the spinning-wheel. The fcod is ve'-y plain, but it is always well provided. The winters are very cold, but are kept out by the blankets she quilted On Sunday, when she appears in the village church, her children around her, the minister looks down, and is reminded of the Bible description of a good housewife—"Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." Some years go by, and the two oldest boys want a collegiate education, and the household economies are severer, and the calculations are closer, and until those two boys get their education there is a hard battle for bread. One of these boys enters the university, stands in a pulpit widely influential, and preaches righteousness, judgment, and temperance, and thousands during his ministry are blessed. The other lad who got the .collegiate education goes into the law, and thence into legislative halls, and after a while lie commands listening Senates as he makes a plea for * ue downtrodden VICISSITUDE. The "Original BlarUtf," Once a. JuclKo, In Poverty In Cliieajjo. The original of "My name is Marks, I'm a lawyer, shake," is living in poor circumstances in Chicago at the age of eighty-three. HiB name is Abraham Marks. He says that Mrs. Stowe wished to localize "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and some one told her he was the only attorney in the vicinity. Judge Marks —he was made a probate judge by Sam Houston—has had a checkered career. Graduating from Union College in 1832, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and went to New Orleans. From there he went to Monroe, La., where he established the Standard. His conduct of that paper drew him into several duels and he was indicted half a dozen times for libel. In 1837 he met a fire-eater named Alexander on "the field of honor," and escaped with a bullet through his coat. After this duel he started for Texas on horseback. At Houston he met the famous Sam Houston, then president of the Texan Republic. Houston made him judge of the Probate Court at San Antonio. He remained in Texas a number of years and then returned to Arkansas. All his life Judge Marks has been an active politician. He was at first a Whig, but afterwards became a Republican, to which party he has belonged since it was born, in 1856. He says that when he was a very small child his parents, who lived at Pensacola, were intimate with Gen. Jackson's fam- BULLET PROOF. A Kemiirknblo Cloth Tcstoil 'flint Comes Very Closn to It. This week there ia to be a further cost in Chicago of the power of Zegler's bullet-proof cloth to resist the steel-jacketed missiles of the Krag- Jorgensen rifle. The test will be made in the presence of the German and Austrian consuls by their request. Last week the first test was made by two soldiers from Fort Sheridan. Col. Hall, the commandant of the post; Lieut.- Col. Carpenter and a number of other officers were present. It was the first time that the army'n new rifle had been tried against any of the so-called bullet-proof cloths, and the officers were quite confident that the gun would win. Lieut. Saranecki attached the cloth, which measured twenty-four by sixteen inches, to the wooden figure of a man which is used by the soldiers of the fort as a target. The first shot fired was at 400 yards' distance, and the bullet fell to the ground.twisted after tearing a hole half an inch deep in the cloth. At 3BO yards the bullet penetrated the cloth a quarter of an inch and stuck. At 300 yards the bullet went in deeper, and at 250 yards it went half way through. At 200 yards the bullet passed through, its head projecting a sixteenth of an inch. The army officers were much impressed by the tests, but say that the cloth cannot be made into uniforms on account, of its weight. The piece used in the tests weighed fourteen pounds. Besides, tho shock of impact would be sufficient to kill a man, even though the ball did not break the skin. The Krag- IVIrs. Wlnslow'H Soot hliie Syrup ForolMWronl 0 ^.ln^nttunK.lu ! «un,»vcMlu,,«innam umliun,alluyn iiiilu. euro* wlml uulltf. M cuutb u hottiu. Oi'tho tliirty-llvo ciMiloiHtriaus iu Massu- elmsetts, thirty uro^womcm. Kdiir'iito Your 15o\v<-ls With C:»noiu-c>ts. nnnly nuliiirtlc. euro onnMlimilon furuvor. We. U c. C. C. lull, clruwii.ts K.-lmiil ir.uncy. Water alouo has lieeu kuowii to Kiistaiu life for fii) clays. All of Whom Are Known Through* out tho State Highly Endorse Dr. Kay's Renovator and Dr. Kay's Lung Balm. Rev. J. G. Lemen, Founder of Iho Christian Home Orphanajp, Council Bluffa, lowi. Rev. J. D. Do Tar, Spring Hill, lows, Pastrr M. E. Chnrch. Rev Geo. Brown. Eracrs-m, Iowa, Pastor Baptist Church, llev.' D. H. Rohrabauuh, Oscsola, Iowa, PatU Pwtb,terita Cliureli. Rev. J. A. Prtitchell, Fcrant.m,loi-a, Pastor II. B. Chnrch. Rev. P. J. Berfj, fcs Moiaei, Iowa. Pcstor Swedish M. E Church. Rev. W. B. Crewdson,Coning,Iov/a, Pros ot'IovraChristian Convention. Rev, F. Edwards, Oarcola, Iowa, Factor M E. Churah. Rov. A. M. Sliimer, Dea Moiues. Iov;n, 1544 East Maple St. RBI', 0. W. Station. Defiance, Iowa, Minister of the Gospel. Rev! J. C. Hacke, Onrroll, Iowa. Try Graio=0! AK!C your Grocer to-dny to Bhow you a pnckngo of GRAIX-O, tho new food drink that takes the pluco of coffeo. The children mny drink It without injury an well ns tho nclult. All who try it, like it. GRAIN-O lmn that rich KCO.I brown of Moelm or Java, but it is made from puro grains, und tliomoKt delk'ato Ktomuch receives it without distress. J.f the price of cofl'ee. 15 cents nml 25 cents per package. Hold by all grocers. Tastes like Coffee Looks like Coffee There is nothing thiU renovates every of ilia boilv. ".net restores them to u, hjilthy mi tin-ill vliior. no pleusamly und yet so unround certain In iis ('flouts us Dr. ICuy's honovutor. it' strikes to the root of tho trouble iind removes the ouusn nml euros when u.11 others full. Sena fur proof of It. Dr, Kay's Renovator and Or, Kay's Lung Baltn are no'il hv cli-uci-'Ista or sent, by mull. Price 23 cts. O(n ; tta!<B uny substitute for it lias no ccjrnl. , OUR BOOK "&?• Kny's Home Treatment' biisVs, iHiurs mill fi« pjuollciit roytp.s. Andy Wliitmor, Kivst, Chiciigo. 1ml., write-: "I would not tiilui »U>.o:i for your book if 1 could nut vet iinotlier " Su.nl. frqc lo thoi-o numtnj? iliis paper by Dr. U. J, Kivv Mcdle U Op., Omiilia, Neb. ENSIONS, PATENTS, CLAIMS. JOHN W MORRIS, WASHINGTON, D.C. LivU. Principal ExSroinor TJ.'s. reunion Bur.nu, Syrti.iu in»V war.lOttUjuaicutiuii uuums.ttHy urnce. ; «>«• truutinout ffruo. l»r.U.iMillBli.VS SOS8. Ml nrvnifUl (lUICKLY. Se"i-rorr;oou, " Invcntlona Utl illuH {I Wanted." E<i8irTtti.*t;o.,s«i;'«iij,H.K, W. N, U. Des Alolnes. No. 38—1897. \Ylicu answering advertisements pious} mention this paper. ^ ily, and that he remembers seeing Mrs. Jackson sit in the chimney corner and smoke a pipe. He asserts that Henry Ward Beecher once told him confidentially that if he could see the manuscript of "Uncle Tom's Cahin" he would see that he (Beecher) had written a large part of the hook. A scientific Dane clan-- mat a sleeping plant exposed for some time to the fumes of chloroform or ether Is aroused into activity, the effect of an anaes- thetic on a plant heiug the reverse of it is OH » Jorgensen is the most powerful of modern rifles and will kill a man two miles away. It is thought that Zegler's cloth may be utilized to make shields for Galling and other machine guns, A Golilon Floor. King George II was once invited out to dine with a wealthy and eccentric old duke, who possessed more money than he knew very well what to do with. Upon this occasion, wishing to impress his majesty with the immensity of his riches, he had the floor of the dining room paved from end to end with sovereigns, the heads being up. Bach coin was stuck in a mixture of. lime, which soon dried, leaving the precious "tile" securely fastened. When the king arrived, and was shown what: had been done in his honor, his amazement knew no bounds, and it was with; difficulty he could be persuaded to set foot upon the golden floor, Property is said to be so safe iu Finland, that packages left unguarded where are hardly, ever touched. is net a certainty on any bicycle, but the nearest to it is coasting on a Columbia. The 5%. Nickel Steel Tubing, used only in Columbias, is the strongest material known in bicycle construction. 1897 STANDARD OF THE WORLD at There should be no question in your mind what wheef to buy, 1897 Hwtfords, , , , , . $50 ^CKfa 'frf&Hlt 2 L A * * * T%? 4 <?6frtvr*r £>$ # * * " " ™ i, yptttmt, . . * . * 40 POPE MFQ, CO., Hartford, Conn. are not properly represented In your vicinity, let iw know, '<- .'t « ..•,„'<,"•..,'

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