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BSPAIBINQ A SPECIALTY. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. ALTAMONT, N. Y. American Hotel. K. Timeson, Pro'pr, 221 State Street, Scheneetady, N\. Y. ! Barns and Livery Attached, Terms Reasonable. H. Schoonmaker, CONTRACTOR & BUILDER ALSO JOBBING. t&~Satiifaetian Guaranteed., DEVOTED TO yiGINITY INTERESTS AND THE GATHERING OF LOCAL NEWS. Yol. V., No. 20. ALTAMONT, N. Y., SATUEDAY, DECEMBEB 1, 1888, Whole No. 228. EQUALITY OF EEWARD. DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON ON MAN'S USE OF HIS ENDOWMENTS. LADIES' PARLOR AHD DINNER 50o. j \' •. D. ITERRICK, - Proprietor. S. R. GRAY —DEALER I2J— BOOKS, STATIOXEEY, AKD PERIODICALS. 43 & 44 STATE ST., ALBANY. N. Y. j A. R. MILLER, DRUGGIST * makes a specialty of TRUSESS, AB- DOMINAL SUPPORTERS and SHOULDER BRACES. 89 Washington Are., Albany, N. T . SIVEE & SOU The Parable of the Talents—Inferiority ot Gifts No Excuse for Indolence—Tho De- grees of Happiness in Heaven in Pro- portion to Degrees of Usefulness on Earth. BKOOKLTN, NOV. 18.—At the Tabernacle this morning the acclaim of the worshipers was very great as they joined in the opening doxology. Professor Browno rendered ex- quisitely the organ solo, sonata in C minor, Rheinberger. The pastor, the Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D. D., took for his text: \Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man a<> cording to his several ability.\ Matt, ixv, 15. He said: Many of the parables of Jesus Christ were more graphic in the times in which ho lived than they are now, because circumstances have so much changed. In olden times, when a man wanted to wreak a grudge upon his neighbor, after the farmer had scattered the seed wheat over the field and was expecting the harvest, his avenger would go across the same field with a sack full of the seed of darnel grass, scattering that seed all over the field, and of course it would sprout up and spoil the whole crop; and it was to that Christ referred in the parable when he spoke of the tares being sown among the wheat In this land our farms are fenced off, and the wolves have been driven to the moun- tains, and we cannot fully understand the meaning of the parable in regard to the shepherd and the lost sheep. But the parable from which I speak today is founded on something we all under- stand. It is built on money, and that means tho same in Jerusalem as in New York. It means the same to the serf as to the czar and the Chinese coolie as to the emperor. Whether it is made out of bone or brass, or iron or copper, or gold or silver, it speaks all languages without a stammer. The parable of the text runs iu this wise: The owner of a large estate was about to leave home, and he had some money that he wished properly invested, and so he called together his servants and said: \I am going away now, and I wish you would take this money and put it to the very best poss.ble use, and when I como back re- turn to mo the interest.\ To ono man he gave §9,400, to others he gave lesser sums cf money; to the least he gave $1,8S9. He left home and was gone for years, and then re^ turned. On'his arrival he was anxious to know about his worldly affairs, and he called Ms servants together to report to him. \Let me know,\ said he, \what you have been do- ins with my property since I have been gone. The man who had received tho §9,400 came up and said: \I invested that money. I got good interest for it. 1 havo in other ways rightly employed it; and here are §18,800. You see I have doubled what you gave me.\ \That's very good, 11 said tho owner of the estate; \that's graudly done. I admiro your faithfulness and industry. I shall reward you. Well done—well done.\ Other servants came up with smaller accumulations. After a while, I see a man dragging himself along, with his head hanging. I know from the way he comes in that he is a lazy fellow. He comes up to the owner of the estate and says: \Here are those ?l,8S0.\ \What!\ says tho owner of the property, \haven't you made it accumulate anything?\ \Nothing—noth- ing.\ \Why what have you been about all these years?' \Oh I was afraid that if I in- vested it, I might somehow lose it. There are your §l,8S0.\ Many a man started out with only a crown in his pocket, and achieved a fortune; but .this fellow of iny test, with §1,SSO, has gained not one farthing. Instead of confessing his indolence, he goes to work to berate his master, for indolence is most always impudent and impertinent. Of course, ho loses his place and is discharged from the service. The owner who went oat into a far country is Jesus Christ going from earth to heaven. The servants spoken of in the textaro members of the church. The talents are our different qualifications of usefulness given in different proportions to different people. The coming back of the owner is the Lord Jesus returning at the judgment to make final settlement. The raising cf some of these men to be rulers over five or two cities is the esaltation of the righteous at the last day, while the casting out of the idler is tho expulsion of all those who have misimproved their privileges. EEBONEOUS IDEAS BEQAEDIKQ CHEISTIAS tUTS. Lc-arn first from this subject, that becom- ing a Christian is merely going outtoserv- ieo. If you have any romantic idea about becoming a Christian, I want now to scatter the romance. If you enter into the kingdom of God, it will be going into plain, practical, honest, continuous, persistent Christian work. I know there are a great many people who have fantastic and romantic notions about this Christian life, but he who serves God with all tho energies of body, mind and soul is a worthy servant, and he who does not is an unworthy servant. When the war tram» pet sounds, all the Lord's soldiers must march, however deep the snow may be, or however fearful the odds against them. Under our government we may have colonels, and captains, and generals in time of peace, but in the church of God there is no peace until the last great victory shall have been, achieved. But I have to tell you it is voluntary service. People are not brought into it as slaves were dragged from Africa. A young man goes to an artisan and says: \Sir I want to learn your trade. I, by this indenture, yield my- self to your care and service for tho next four, or five, or seven years. I want you to be my master, and I want to be your-serv- ant.\ Just so, if we come into the, kingdom of God at all, we must come, saying to Christ: \Be thou my master. I take thy service for time and for eternity. I choose it.\ It is a voluntary service. There is no drudgery in it. In our worldly callings sometimes our nerves get worn out, and our head aches, and our physical faculties break down; but in this service of the Lord Jesus, the harder a man works the better he likes it, and a man in this audience who has been for forty years serving God enjoys the employ- ment better than when he first entered it. The grandest honor that can ever be be? 6towed upon you is to have Christ say to you on the last day: \Well done, good and faith- ful servant!\ -talent, and yon may put upon him the great- est spiritual culture, but he yields but little of the fruits of righteousness. You are to understand that there are differ- ent qualifications for different ihdividr uals. There is a great deal of ruinous com- parison when a man says: \Oh if I only had that man's faith, or that man's money, or that man's eloquence, how I would serve God.\ Bejter take the faculty that God has given you and employ it in the right way. The rabbis used to say, that before the stone and timber were brought to Jerusalem for the Temple every stone and piece of timber •was marked; so that before they started for Jeruralem, the architects £hew in what place that particular piece of timber of stone should fit. And so I have to tell you we are all marked for some one place in the great temple of the Lord, and do not let us com- plain, saying: \I would like to be the f duit dation stone of the cap stone.\ Let us go into the very place where God intends us to be, and be satisfied with the position. Your talent may be in per- sonal appearance, your talent may be in large worldly estate, your talent may be in high social position, your talent may be in a swift pen or eloquent tongue, but whatever be the talent it has been given only for one purpose—practical use. You sometimes find a. man in the community of whom you say: \He has no talent at all;\ and yet that man pones and procrastinates, and says: 'Til see you next week,\ of \I'll sea you noxt month.\ The fact is, he does not want to settle. But when the great day eoines of which I am speaking, there will bo no es- cape. We will nave to face all the bills. I have sometimes been amazed to see how an accountant will run up or down a long line of figures. If I see ten or fifteen figures in a line and I attempt to aiid them up, and I add them two or three times, I make them dif- ferent each time. But I have admired the way an accountant wiil take a long line of figures, and without a single mistake, and with great celerity* announce the aggre- gate. Now, in the last great settlement there will be a correct account presented. God h,as kept a long line of sins, a long. line of broken Sabbath^ a long Jijie of profane words, a long line of discarded sacraments, a long line of misimproved privileges. They will all bo added up, arid before angels, and devils, and men, the aggregate will be ait nounced. Oh, that will bo tho great day of settlement I have to ask the question: \Am I ready for it?\ It is of more importance to me to answer that question iu regard to my^ self than in regard to you; aad it is of move importance for you to answer it in regard to yourself than in regard to ine. Every man for himself in that day. Every *o- man for herself in that day. \If thou persecution comes, and he endures it; sick- ness comes, and he endures it. Before men and angels he ia a specimen -of Christian patience, and he is really illustrating the power of Christ's Gospel, and is doing; as much for the church, and more f•# the If you have one talent, use that; if you have j ten talents, use thorn, satisfied with the fact that we all have different qualifications, and that the Lord decides whether we shall : have . one or whether we shall have ten. j I learn also from this parable that the grace of God was intended to be aeciinrala- : tive. When'Ood plants an acorn, he means • an oak, and when ho plants a small amount of grace in the heart, he intends it to be growthful and enlarge until it overshadows the whole nature. There are parents who at the birth of each child lay aside a certain amount of money, investing it, expecting by\ accumulation and by compound interest that by tho time the child shall come to inid life this small amount of money will be a for- tune, showing how a small amount of money _w21 roll up into a vast accumulation. Well, God sets aside a certain amount of grace for each one of his spiritual children at his birth, and it is to go on, and, as by conV pound interest, accumulate, until it shall become an eternal fortune. Gan it bo possible that you have been acquainted with the Lord Jesus for ten, twenty, thirty years, and that you do not love him more now than, you ever did before? Can it be that you havo been cultured in the Lord's vineyard, and that Christ finds on you noth- ing but sour grapes? • You iaay depend upon it, if you do not use the talent tbat trod gave you, it will dwindle. The rill that breaks .from the hillside will either widen into a river or dry up. The brightest day started in the dim twilight. The strongest Christian man was once a weak Christian. Take the one talent and make it two;* take five and make them five; take ten and make them twenty. Thegracoof God was intended to be very accumulative. HAN'S LACK OF ADAPfABiLfTT TO CIKCtJ2£- STAXCSS. Again: I learn from the text that inferi- ority of gifts is no exciiso for indolence. This man, with the smallest amount of money, came growling into the presence of tho owiier of the estate, as much as to say: \If you had given me $9,4001 would hate brought $18,800 as well as this other inan. You gave ma only $1,880, and. I hardly thought it was worth while to use it at all. So I hid it in a napkin and it produced no result. It's because you didn't give ine enough.\ But inferiority of faculties is no excuse for indolence. Let me say to the man who has tho least qualifications, by the grace of God he may bo made almost omnipotent. Tho merchant, whose cargoes como oijt froni every island of the ssa^ and who, by one stroke of the pen, can change the whole face of American commerce, has not so much power as you may have before God in earnest, faithful and continuous prayer. You say you have no faculty. Do you not understand that you .might this af- ternoon go into your place of prayer, and kneel before God, and bring down upon your soul, and tho souls of others, a blessing so vast that it would take eternal ages to com- pute it? \Oh you say, \1 haven't neatness Lof speech. I can't talk well I can't utter what I want to say.\ My brother, can you not quote one passage of Scripture? Then take that one passage of Scripture; carry it with you everywhere; quote it Under all proper circumstances. With that one pas^ sage of Scripture you may harvest a thousand EOUIS for God. I am giad that the chief work of the church in this day is being done by the men of one talent. . Onde in a while, when a great fortress is to be taken, God will bring out a great field piece and rake all with the fiery hail of destruction. But com- mon muskets do inost of the hard fighting. It took only one Joshua, and the thousands of common troops under him, to drive down the walls of cities, and, tinder wrathful strokes, to make nations fly like sparks from the anvil. It only took one Luther for Gef- : many, one Zwinglius for Switzerland, oiae '. John Enoi for Scotland,- one Calvin for France and one John Wesley for England. Dorcas as certainly has a mission to serve as Faul has a mission to preach. The two mites dropped by the widow into the poor box will be as much applauded as the endowment of a ' college, which gets a man's name into the nowspapers. The man who kindled the fire '• under the burnt offering in the ancient temple had a duty as imperative as that of the high i priest, in magnificent robes, walking into tho | Holy of Holies under the cloud of Jehovah's ' presence. Yes, the men with one talent are to save the world, or it will never bo saved at all. The men with five or ten talents are tempted to toil chiefly for themselves, to ; build up their own great name, and work for ' their own aggrandizement, and do nothing • for the alleviation of the world's woes. The : cedar of Lebanon standing on the .mountains seems to hand down the storms out of the ; heavens to tfio earth, but it bears no fruit, j while some dwarf pear tree has moro fruit • on its branches than it can carry. Better to ! be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; if may have a hundred talents. His\ one\ hun- i ^^ s <x>™est, thou alone shalt bear it,\ We dred talents mav be shown iu the item of en- I °f *&}? s Pf k of thels f da >' as an occasion *,«.„„. Poverty comes, and he endures it; ! of vociferation-a great demonstration of ' - • power and pomp; but there will be on that day, I think, a lew moments of eutire silence. I think a tremendous, an overwhelming si- lence. I think ic will be SHch a silence as the earth never heard. It will be at tho moment when all cations are listening for their doom. THE PHILOSOPHY OP EQUALITY OF KEV7ABD. I learn also from tins parable of the text that our degrees of happiness iii heaven will be graduated according to our degrees of usefulness on earth. Several of the com- mentators agree iu making this parable the zarne oiie as in Luke, whore one man was made ruler over five cities aud another made ruler over two cities; Would it be fair and right that the professed Christian man who has lived very near the line between the world and the church-=^the man who has often compromised his Christian character— the man who has never spoken out for Goe- the man who has never been known as a Christ tian only on communion days'stha man who-e great struggle has been to see how much of the world he could get and yet win heaven—is it right to suppose that that man will have as grand arid glorious a seat in heaven as the inan who gave all his energies of body, inind att'l soul to the serv- ice of GodS The dying thief entered heaven, but not with the sama startling acclaim as that which greeted Paul, who liad gone un- der scorchings and across dungeons end k through maltreatments into the kingdom of '' glory. One stai 5 differs ffoni another star in glory, and they who toil mightily for Christ Da earth shall have a far greater reward than • tbeso who kave rendered \only half a service, i \'ifcas-oi: j-o=iiti±.z.^r' iv !j:-ri t~™~~:i '.\'; 1 reward of tho righteous. I want to ebes-r you up at. the thought that there will be some kind of a reward waiting for you. There • are Christian people in this house who are very hear heaven. This week some of you may pass out into tho light of the unsetting sun. I saw a blind mau going along the road with his staff, and ho kept pounding the earth and then stamping with his foot. I said to him, \What do you do that for!\ ' \Ohj\ he said,.?'! can telllyy the sound of the ground when I am near a dwellind:.\ And some Of you can tell by the sound of your earthly pathway that you are coining near to your father's house. I congratulate you. Oh, weathaf beaten voyagers, tlje Etorms are driving you into the harbor. Just as when yoti were looMng for a friend, you catne up to the gate of his house, and you were talk- ing with the servant, when your friend hoisted the window aiid shouted, \Come in! come in!\ Just so, when you como to the gate of the future world, and you are talking with death, the black porter at the goto, me- thihks Christ will hoist the window and say: \Come iii! come in! I will make thee ruler over ton cities.\ In anticipation of that land I do not wonder that Augustus f oplady, the author of \Rock of Ages,\ de- clared in hia last inoment: \I have nothing ?nore to pray for; God has given me every- thing. Surely no man can live oh earth after the glories I have witnessed.\ Oh, my brothers and sisters, how sweet it will be, ! after the long wilderness march, to get hoine. That was a bright moment for the tired dove in the time of the deluge when it found its way safely into the window of the ari. i WHAT THE GOOSE BONE SAYS. j An Elaborate Study Shows That There X | Going to Bo a Hard Winter. i The foreshadowing of the approaching 1 winter, as it is read from the dots and the lines on the goose bona, is not a cheerful story. The promise giveu forth of sleet, snow and coid, is a gloomy picture for the . poor to look upon, and the many whoso short ' purse will not permit them to lay in a boun- tiful supply of fuel will shiver at the thought of the kind of weather that tho little bone • foretells for the next four months. There , will be more cold and wet weather than the ' people of this latitude have experienced for many a winter, and the cold spells will be longer and more severe than usual. The bone ' is dark at both ends^ which indicates a long winter. Winter weather wo will have in November, and the ice and snow will be fa- miliar sights far along into March. The goose from whose bone this study was taken was hatched in April, and killed after the ides of September. The bone is wonder- fully marked, arid the dotes and breves and lines mingle all along the keel, thus indicat- ing very changeable weather, but the breves mostly turn down and are heavy, showing that the general character of the winter will be falling, cold weather. As will be seen by tho tablo given, the danger period is longer for November than any other month, run- ning from the 10th to the end, with the most severe weather falling between the 20th and 26th, and at any time within this period blustering snows and unseasonably cold weather may be looked for. The first danger period in December ex- tends from the 1st to the 5th, after which there will probably be a few days of sun- shiny weather. The heaviest storm period of the month centers in the Christmas holi- • days, beginning on the 18th and passing to the 27th. At the opening of the holidays we will have very f ovJT'and probably some of the coldest weather of the season, and these eold lines run along the bone until about the mid- dle of January. Watch this period, but above all prepare for it. It is more than probable that the earth will be covered with snow when Christmas dawns aud that a cold north wind will be blowing, so that Christ- mas fires will have to be bright and big for 1 comfort. The S4t!^. and 25th of December [ will be the darkest storm days of the month. On the bone all the indications of wet, cold and stormy'weather meet about that time. It is a curious clustering of bad signs, such ' as is seldom seen on the bone, and a mixture of weather may be looked for, with wet and cold predominating. During this long spell . of bad weather some of the dots on the bone j \are very dark, which means very cold, and ; we need not look to see the mercury far away : from zero during the holiday week. i The new year will come in cold and clear, I with the first danger period commencing on I the 4th. There are three storm periods in • this month, the second commencing about S the 14th and the last one about the 28d of the : isonth. The dots that appaar or. Si: t i-d up • n ^e m.^^v; or tuo rii\ Ji nre heavy, from about tho 10th to the 15th especially so, and during this period very cold weather may be looked for. During December and January the mercury will frequently be below zero, probably remaining there for days, and if there should be a low stage of water in the river there will be danger of a freeze over. > For February short storm periods run all along the bone, and the general character of the month will be stormy and blustering, with some very cold days at the first of the month and again at the close. Theso severe spells and continued cold weather will keep . the ice and the snow iii the mountains, and , the first' spring month will be as hoary as ; old winter. As the bone ends very dark, it . is very probable that March will bo a repe- | tition of November. Ill that ease, the farm- | ei-s will find it very difficult to break ground, I and ali kinds of vegetation will be very late ! in getting a start. It will not bo safe to put i things in the ground too soon, as such a win- i ter will be likely to be followed by killing j frosts far into April. The writer remembers i to have seen only one other bone to compare ' with the. one this year, and that season there were frosts as late as May. Every indica- tion from the reading of the bone points to j a backward spring, and the gardeners who have their richest* harvest in early vegetation will find their work risky aad difiicult.-^ Louisville Times. c Tho latest Women's Club. The organizations among women are of- ©very conceivable kind and nature, from the church sewing society to the women's suffrage associations. The latest is perhaps the most unique. It is called \The Htndly Club,'.' is not officered, and has its headquar- ters iii New York city. Its object is the cultivation of kindly thought by kindly words and by the suppression of \evil speaking, lying and slanderingi\ The only qualification demanded of a member is that she shail sign the form of member- Ship and pledge herself \to strive earnestly to cultivate kindliness of thought and word; to resolve never to repeat derogatory of ill natufed remarks of another, never to belittle any one, never to spread unkindly gossip or scandal.\ The badge of the society is a pin with the design of a bridle, bearing as niottp, \Tho %tm of Kindness.\ Those who do not care to wear the pin can choose tho violet button ased by the_ society. The dues of the mem- bership are'$l a year, to be used iii defraying expenses of publication and distribution of leaflets concerning kindliness. The meetings take place once a month at the headquartera •\' \ork Bon. Eow the Emperor Looked. I hear from Rorije that the Gerriiah em- ! perbr orily looks to advantage on foot. He j \sits low,\ the backbone being short. With ' this the legs are long. His figure, therefore, is on ungraceful one for riding, the knSeS advancing far toward the horse's head and the legs arid thighs forming an acute angle. He has given up wine and beer drinking, does not eat inuch, arid absorbs quantities of tea. His face was drawn and showed fa- .tigua when he was in Italy.' Every morriiag and evening packets of paperawere placed on a desk in his sitting roota. He glanced over all that was about himself, and when ho had done so paragraphs of which he was the subject were cut out by a secretary and pasted into a scrap book.—^London Truth. Residence, ALTAMONT, N. Y . i have one talent and put it to full use than «? ^f VABJOUS ENDOWMENTS OF MAN. | £ve hundre d wickedly neglected. Learn.aJso from this parable that different j qualifications are given to different people, j The teacher lifts a blackboard and he draws a diagram* in order that by-that diagram he may impress the mind of the pupil with the truth that he has been uttering. And all the L P. DICKER, arness Maker AUamont, i\T. T. D<^9. TBE tKEVIiABia; DAY OF KI1 I My subject teaches ma that there is going to come a day of solemn settlement. When the old farmer of the text get home^ ha im- mediately called all the servants cbout him and said: \Here is the little account I have truths of this Bible are drawn out in the nafr- been keeping. I want to see your account, ural world as in a great diagram. Here is and wa ^jjj gj^ ompafe them; and I'il pay you what I owe you, and you'll pay me what owe me. Let lishave a settlement.\ \ en acre of ground that has ten talents. Under a little culture it yields twenty bush- els of wheat to the acre. Here is another piece of ground that has only one talent; You may plow it and harrow it and culture it ft bt it il d ere pit A Einjj of Evil Omen. A ring has risen into great prominence as being the\~eause of the misfortunes' which have lately afiicted the TOyal house of Spain. The late King A-lphonso 3CII gave it to his cousin Mercedes when ho was betrothed to her, and sho woso it during the whole of her short niafried life. On her death the king presented it to his grandmother, the Queen Christina. Sho died.very soonafter,.when it passed to-the king's sister, the Infauta del Pilaf, who at onea began to sicken aiid in a few days also breathed.\ her last. Alphoaso then gave it to his sister-in-law Christina, the younger daughter of the Duke of Mont- pensier; in three months sho died. Alphonso then took charge of the ring himself, but he, too, soon fell a victim. By order of his widow it has now been suspended by a chain round the neck of tho statue of the Maid of Ahnudena, the patron saint of Madrid.—Kew York Sim. _j . . A Tax Ppon Iiscbnies. The SVeuch cabinet has approved a scheme it year after year, but it yields a j^ere pi t tance. So here is a man with tea talents m the way of getting good and doing good* He •oon, under Christian culture, yields great harvests of faith and good -work-. ; Here ia another man who .jesjgg to tavef only one 'The day will come -when the Lord Jesus Christ will appear, arid will say to you: \What have you been d° m S •*fi* h fciy prop- t? Wh di it\ you been dS fi* fcy pp erty? What have you been doing i?it\> zaj faculties? What have you been doing with what I gave you f <Sr acbumulatiye purposes?' Th ill b t t,lemeati. and a taS of one^half of 1 per csrit; on labor re* turus. ihaomes of pss than £,000 francs are to be exempt-from .taxation, and incomes of from 2,006 to 3,000 francs {ire to' be allowed a certain -initigatioa, . Resident t oreigneri are to be liable for the whole of tueif io^ comes, and tempoS'asy'resideritsfor thepof* •' • • • collegia \ An TJiiclergrotLrid. Kiver Discovered. AtWhitevile, N. C., and underground river has been discovered. When in the vicinity i of the supposed stream it can be plainly j heard, but when a person lies fiat on the ground the phenomenon becomes really alarniiug. The sound indicates that the water is not any great distance down and j tbat ifc is not a small stfearb, but a majestic ' river that is coursing unseen in the bowels of the earth on its way to the sea.' Vehicles passing over the ground where the phenome- non oxists create hollow echoes from below, and the earth iu- the vicinity for a great dis- taneo around seems to be cavernous, judging frorii the sounds that follow. This may be one of tho streams that feed the wonderful springs of Florida.—Chicago Herald. The Development of Mexico. American capital and enterprise have taken such a hold in the development of Jlexicp that a New York syndicate will in February open a bank in tho City of Mexico with n capital of.$S,500,000. It will be called tho International and Mbrtgago Bank of Mexico. This is an important step if di- rected aright. What is chiefly wanted now is a live, enterprising banker from the United States at its head, who will keep the institu- tion in the liue of American ideas and influ- ence, and oui of European influences, which are stoutly opposed to the entrance of their rivals into tie banking busiriess of this south- era republic.—Chicago Herald. The English Hunting; Season, . For the English hunting season, which has just begun, 345 packs of various kinds are advertised to take part. Fifteen packs of stag hounds are iii England arid Ireland. Of foS hounds there are 155 in England, 7 in Scotland and 15, in Ireland; of harriers there are 90 packs in England, 5 in Scotland and 23 in Ireland, arid of beagles there are 19 in England, Wales and Ireland combined,^- New York Sun. • j i£ ho Remedy for Fetid Feet, After bathing and thoroughly drying the feet,iipply•moistened bi-carbonated soda-to and between the toes, and the result \will 69 A Chapter on letter Wri'.inj;. In youth WB open many a correspondence which has no reason for bi?iii£ ncd ci'atinue il; long after all parties are sired \f it, simply for consistency's sake or from a fear of hurt- ing somebody's feelings. \Surely they say, \you can spare time to write a few lines to an old friend now and than.\. It would seem so, surely. But let us examine the matter. One can sit down and scribble a few lines with a pencil in five minutes. But that is not tho kind of \tew lines\ which the expos- tulation implies. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing s-ell, and a hurried note, evidently written from a mere sense cf duty, is uncomplimentary rather than com- plimentary to the recipient. But it will be found that the completion of a satisfactory letter will demand on an average one hour. Aside from tho mere process of writing, there are numberless accompaniments which take time and make trouble. The writing paper, envelops, pen, penholder, ink, blot- ting paper, postage stamp, and perhaps also the seal, war and taper, must be procured and put into proper shape. Often some or all of these accompaniments are not forth- coming immediately, or are out of order. Then the letter from the friend must be re- read and a!l its points noted. Ali these things take time and involve the expenditure of nerve force, and so, of course, does the composition of the letter itself. Then the letter must be road over, corrected, amended, folded, inclosed, sealed, addressed, stamped, weighed and posted. It is really quite a la- borious and complicated affair, this appar- ently simple inscription of a \few Hues;\ and if one has it to attend to twenty times over, for the benefit of twenty pertinacious correspondents, it will become shortly a grievous burden and an intolerable tax on Ms time and strength. What then? Shall we never communicate with our friends? Not so; but reduce the number of correspondents, and frankly tell the chosen few that you havo not time to write often or regularly, if that be the case. It is very easy to make the requisite elimina- tion. We all know, ia our secret hearts, which of our friends are most valuable, and which of them are of little value or posi- tively harmful. The selection made, a little courage is all that is requisite for the next step. It may be a disagreeable duty, but duty is often disagreeable, and is meant to be so. If duty were always agreeable, there would not be much virtue in being virtuous. —New York Commercial Advertiser. •\Vhims of Street Car Men. It is generally supposed that men who serve the public must cast aside all their per- sonal hobbie3 and render the service impar- tially. But the fact is that men who have sufficient ability to rise into important po- sitions—such as, for instance, the head of a street railway company—are men who have greater individuality than ordinary men, and consequently are more given to pet schemes, and more persistent in executing twCiH. Tafiethe streeirraihroy presidents in this town. Every one has his favorite. One of them must havo nice coaches. No matter how the other stock is, the coaches must bo the most improved pattern, and always as clean arid bright as a new dollar, even were there no horses to pull them. Another one is almost a monomaniac on the subject of fat, sleek horses. If the roadbed becomes so rough as to stop a passengers watch, still the horsos must be in fine condition. Another whom I know insists that every driver shall wear a clean, white collar, even though his clothes be muddy to his chin, while still an- other president must have his drivers clad in bright clean uniforms, and must\ havo tho roadbed in Al condition.—Driver in GHobe- Democrat. Police Orders In Vienna. The Viennese^dolight in witnessing military pageants with all due liberty, so they were vexed and disgusted at the unusual precau- tions that had been taken to insure the safety of the emperor of Germany during his recent visit to tho Austrian capital. _The janitors of all the fine buildings that lined the route of the procession received orders from the police to allow no ono on tho roofs of the houses under .their care and to stand them- selves by tho street doors during the passing of the procession, with a view to preventing any one from entering the houses. They were also forbidden to havo any scafiolding or arrangement of seats erected in the vesti- bules of the houses, which are in many cases very spaeioas. This latter measure is explained in tlio official police order, as dic- tated by a desire to secure the safety of tha public, lest the erection of wooden structures should be attended'by firo or other accident j but the fear of bomb throwers was probably the real reason. These precautions were taken against the German Republicans, who, under various names, are quite numerous in Vienna.^^-Ban Francisco Chronicle; The Gypsy in Austria. The wanderings of gypsies through their favorite field, Austria, has received a serious check. Thr Austrian minister of the interior has issued a decree by wbieb. itinerant gypsy hands, wherever they turn up, will be called upon to give an account of themselves, and should it be ascertained that they have pome from the east they arc turned back under es- cort. On suah occasions all expense entailed by their transport is to be def f aj'od by them- selves, and should they bo insolvent their live stock and chattels are to be sold at auction. The gypsy of Austria and' Bohemia is said to be of doubtful honesty, whereas the Hunga- rian gypsy is hard working and inoffensive. A case recently learned of disclosed a Hun- garian gypsy horse dealer employing an En- glish governess for his daughters, who were receiving an excellent education, while his son was an officer in the Roumanian army.— New York Sun. Beatins the Best Men. When Miss Fawcett, daughter of the late postmaster general of England, applied to a famous mathematical coach at Cambridge to be taken as his pupil, she was rudely re- pulsed, and the ungallant tutor remarked that he \would take no tabbies.\ Very well. This same Miss Fawcett has been systemati- cally beating tho best men of her year in the Trinity college examinations, and will doubt- less be senior wrangler for the ensuing year. —New York Tribune. Sawdust Instead of Sand. A new house which is being built at Shir- ley Mills is nearing completion, and in one way it will be an oddity. One room was plastered with inorter made with common spruce sawdust in place of sand, and it looks quite well. It has been used on three rooms in Greenville, and is pronounced a success. It can be applied as cheaply as mortar made with sand, and seems to adhere to any sur- face as well.—Portland Advertiser. Education oa a Novel Plan. For fifteen years Mi's. Alfred Hemenway has carried on the f^ork of education iu Bos- ton on a novel plan. It is Mrs. Jieraeiivray's idea to educate thosa who are too old to go to school, and whose early education vra.s aeg- lected. This school grew out of :i mere, acci- dent, but it has grown with such rapidity that now it unmbers hundreds of pupils and teachers. The Isssons are given at tUs pupils' houses, and mesbof the pupils are much older t&aa their teachers.—Harpers - ISazar. The Enterprise _ Is =up7}15ed with, facilities f..n- ilyh-ig Fir st-cla ss TV o r k. It is that impurity ia tliS blood, whitli, ?/•• cumulating In tho glands of the neck, ]..:•>• duc*s unsightly lumps or swellings; Tfhk-:. oautes painful running sorot on the arm.-, legs, or feet; whicli developes ulcers in V.i.j eyes, ears, or noso, often cauBing blindness oV dsafnees; which is the origin of pimples, caii- ecroui growths, or the many other manifesta- tions usually ascribed to '\humors:\ -which, fastening upon the lungs, oiuses consumption and death. Being the most ancient, it Is ths most general of all diseases or affections,ior Tory I»w persons aro entirely free from it. HQVJ Can ft Bo By taMng \Hood's Sarsaparilla, which, Vj th« remariEalilo cures it has aecompilshaj, o'tac when other medicines hare failed, hsa preren Itself to bo a potent and peculiar medicine for this disease. Some of thes* eure3 are really wonderful. If you snSer from scrofula, bo sura to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. \Every spring my vfiJo and children hayo keen troubled with scrofula, .sores breaking out on them in various places. My little boy, Cirea years old, lias teen a terrible su2ei:or. Last spricghe was one mass of sores from hea& toteet. Iwas advised to use Hood's Sarsapa- riila, and r:a havo all token it. The result Is that all have been cured of the scrofula, lay Uttle hoy being entirely free from sores, and all four of my children look bright and k#althy.\ W. B. ATIBBTOX, Passaie City, H. J. Hood's SarsapariU& Eoldby Ed! druggists. $1; sini or^S. yiep«r«d onljr fcy 0. L HOOD & CO., ApotheoorUe, Lowell, HUB. Doses Ono Dollar KS IMPROVED Thii wonderful tool haj b«e> given preference after s*T«re cempotuion with tho best knlTM of other m&kos. It proves * \i-ASTJER and EASIER CCT- :iilt M ItOUTS BOTH WAYS, - and the toothed edgo sirea a cot, Thich Ic faret«lerthan tho ttrateht -of other tnlvea. The shape of tlie east cutting capacity | ltlltxraJV OUTS LSKE orrtr!>T^- thomoir.stack ( <\• k r.l:; IK VAL,!TABI,E in JFOJinj: SIMS and CfTTUiG out EITSl- I.ASE Fttlt t'EFM. Will do ditch- ing, out Peat or other work whore a | hs.y knife is applicable. 3fa.de of j hast hammered steel, rigid ftad ' strone, and win last foryeara. They are sharpened like a common scythe by grinding orTrhetting on ono side. BROOKS' CORN AND Pofflessos every merit ol tho Hay Knife, and made on eamo principle. HAS K « COMPETITOR, OUTS LIKE THE WCND andf anners pro- nounce it the most satisfactory tool ever Invented. Apply to any hard- ware dealer, or address TIB for circulars. E*?~Seo cue and you WILL BUY IT. HORTH WAYKETOOL CO., HAIiOTOSLL, L KAINE. It was Montaigne who said that few men are admired by their servants, and he might have added with equal truth, that most men return ths compliment. BuCKLBN's ARNIC4 SAXVB, The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, SaltRlseum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil- blains, Corns and all Skin Eraptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required Price 25 cents per box at Davenport & Frederick's. The bootblack who has been left a for- tune and rissg thereby in the social scale seems somewhat ashamed of his former walk in life. We havo never known a bootblack to shine in pelite society. ADYICE TO MOTHERS..—Are you dis- turbed at night and broken of your rest; by a sick child sufferino; and crying with {•sin of Cutting Teeth? If so send at onoa and get a bottle of \Mrs. Wins'ow's Aoothiup; Syrup\ for children teething. Its value is incalf.uable. It will reliev- tbe poor little sufferer immediately. De- pend upon it mothers; there is no mistake afeoat ii. It cures Dysentery and Diar- rhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, soften the gums, reduoee iiifiatn tion and gives tone and eneryg to the whole system. \ilfrs Winslow's Soothioa Syrup\ for children teething is pleasant to the taste and is the prescrip- tion of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States, and is for sale by all druggists throughout the world. Price twenty-fiva cents a bottle. Be sure and asV for \Mrs. Wins!ow'« Soothing Syrup,\ and take DO other kind. The POLICE GAZETTE will ba mailed, securely wrapped, to any addreta ia the United States for three months on reoeipt of ONE DOLLAR. Liberal dig- eotmt allowed te postmasters, agentg and Clubs. Sample copies mailed free. Address all orders to RICHARD K. FOX, Franklin Square, U, Y. FARM FOR SALE A valuable farm containing about 170' a«'.e8 situated in the town of <3ui1deri*nd *igbt miles from Albany and One mile tontb of Sloan's, knowu as the Peter J. Grant farm, is offered for §ale on reason- able tormg. Said farm is in a goort state of cnl,Mva- tioii, W6ll watered, Bt;d adapted to tha raising of bay and grain, ic has a Urys aui commodious house and barn build- in is, in good repair, aud an apple orchard of 140 bearing trees. For further particulars enquire on tlis premises of S. D. GBANT. 3 . ^ ^ ^ Altamoat U. Y, -FOR- ; COBLKSKILL '-AND V.\.DE -ri:>''>TP [ Warrants:' '\\e vwv b>.- t.j\V in o±t j M ai-ket. Dou'c ttn\ J- -•»<•; tt.T--.rri ssi : vrhsu you cwi R''t '-kv v-rv bs-s 1 ior s» ; little monsy. tV-nirR'srii; j?i•.-.•> -u- th- Best,

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