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THE EARTH GIRDLED. Rev. Dr. Talmage would \have made a capital newspaper correspondent No- tody lias keener perceptions us to what urecrests the public and his ability to depict it in picturesque English cannot bo surpassed. The advance sheets of his latest and greatest literary production havo been, through the conrtesyof Mr. H. 8. Smith, president of the Historical Publishing company of Philadelphia, furnished to the writer. The book bears a title that is in itself characteristic of Dr. Talmage, so great is it, so comprehensive and yet so simple—• 'The Earth Girdled. ” As is suggested by the name, it is n record of a trip around thu world, u*wondcrful journey filled with all sorts of scenes and incidents, bizarre, beautiful, pa­ thetic and instructive, as well us in­ tensely interesting, and sketched by the master hand of a word artist so deft and exact that the render's senses a kept alert and the perusal is wore perience than n mere mental act. After thoroughly digesting th pages of maguificcut material on not avoid tho conclusion that it is the most iuterastitljrfud valuable books of travel that ever came from tbo press. The volumo is richly garnished with illustrations, of which there arc more than 400. Among them are a number of photographs in colors, produced by new process. These are highly artistic and beautiful and form a special feature of this attractive volume. The letter­ press in extremely handsome and clear, and tho binding will bo of sorts to suit purchasers; hence, you see, it is not bard to sum up and say t)At the book is in all respects charming. Anytbiug like detailed comment upon tbo various subdivisions of the work is, of course, beyond tho purpose and tho scope of this notice. To summarize, it may bo said that Dr. Talmage's Ur embraced, first, a large portion of own country, traversed in his passage from Brooklyn through tho southern states and territories to Sian Francisco. From tho Golden Gato he sailed for Hawaii, Samoa and tho Sandwich Is­ lands generally, after which he visitid in turn Now Zealand, Australia. Cey­ lon, India, Egypt, portions of Ethiopia. Syria, Palestine, Greece, Italy, Europe, Russia, tho British isles, etc., consti­ tuting tho most wonderful nnd stupen­ dous journey ever undertaken awl ac­ complished in any ago of tho world. Tho object of tho famons preacher in making this remarkable circuit of the earth was to study tlio various religions and superstitions of the different nations and races of mnnkied, compare their re­ sults with Christianity nnd leave a per- top of l/dfik'mt tncnr te'». I looked back 31 years, and I saw rolling up tbe sido I of {Jiut mountain tho smakoof Hooker's storming party whilo the foundations of eternal rock quaked with tho cannonade. Four years of iuterarcluo strife seemed to - back, and without uuy chronolog­ ical order I saw the events: Norfolk navy yard on lire, Fort Sumter cn fire.Obarlc*- ou lire. Chamber*Lmrg on fire, Cn- [Tbo idebt that enchanted Dr. Talmage.) mauent recofd for tho enlightenment of future generations. This was his ahn. He has accomplished it, and much more besides. Ho lies stumped upon each pnge . his strong pcrHcunlit.v'uud brightened every paragraph with tho brilliancy of his imager.- ami artistic depiction and warmed it with the fervor of his daunt­ less optimism. In tho pursuance of his groat pnrposo he carefully studied Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Uindooism, Buddhism, fakirism, lamuism, fetichlsm, cannibal­ ism; fatalism, savagely and all tbe'dif- fercut shades of fanaticism that- curso and degrade tho peoples of the heathen world. His pilgrimage was oat of tho ordinary lines of travels and his experi­ ences were striking nnd unique, and this fact, supported by his natural orig­ inality of thought nnd expression, gives bis bock a peculiar and delightful fresh­ ness and novelty which cannot be found in other books of travel. With that directness nnd strong ear­ nestness for which ho is uoted. tho au­ thor plunges at once into tho current of his subject and puts into a sentenoo or two his tender lcnvo taking of his fam­ ily. Its very abruptness makes' it ten­ derer. Ho tells of his pained thonghts of the possibilities of misfortune to his family and cusnnltics to himself that may transpire during I ho accomplish­ ment of tbo long journey that is before him and stops suddenly with “ May the God who holds the winds in ono fist nnd tbe ocean in tbo hollow of tho other hand protect us.” As a complex instance of graphic de­ scription, wonderful .imagery and dra­ matic apostrophe, perhnps no fitter cita­ tion conld to made than that passage of tho book in which Dr. Talmage describes bis sensations as he stood on Lookout mountain, Tennessee, and lost'himself in solemn retrospect. “ I took u carriage nnd wound up Lookout mountain. Up, up, up! Stand­ ing there on tho tiptop rock I saw five states of tho Union. Scene stupendous and overwhelming! Ono almost is dis­ posed to toko off his but in the presence of what Booms to be the grandest pros­ pect on this continent. There is Mis­ sionary Ridge, the beach against which the red billows of Federal and Confed­ erate courage surged and broke. There ore the Bine mountains of North and Boutii Carolina. With strain of vision, there is Kentucky, there is Virginia. At our foot, Chattanooga and Chickamauga, the pronunciation of which proper names will thrill ages to come with thoughts of valor and desperation and agony. Looking each way and any way from the top of that mountain, enrthworks, earthworks — the beautiful Tennessee winding through tho valley, curling and coiling around, making letter S after letter 8. as if that btter stood for shame that brothers should havo gone into massacre with each other while God and nations looked on. \ I have stood on Monnt Washington, and on tbo Sierra Nevada*, and on tho Alos, but-1 never sow so far as.from the SAMOAN Dints IIAKIM lumbia, 8. G., tu fire; Richmond on fire. And I saw Ellsworth fall, ami Lyon fall, mid McPherson fall, and Bishop Polk fall, and StnncwT.ll Jackson fnlL And I saw hundreds of gruvo trenches afterword cut into two great gashes across the laud, tho ono for the dead men of tho north, tho other for tho dead men of tho south. And my ear as well ns my oyo was qnlckeucd, anil I heard tho tramp of enlisting armies, and I heard thu explosion of mines and gun­ powder niugazin(«, and the crash of for- tififntinn walls, and tho ‘swamp nn- gel,' and tho grqmi of dying hosts fall­ ing across tho pulseless heart of other dying hosts. And I saw still fart her out, nnd I sawc:i I lie banks cf the Penobscot, and tbo Oregon, mid tbe Ohio, and tho Hudson, ami the Roanoke, and the Yazoo, nnd the Alabama, widowhood and orphanage nnd childlessness—some exhausted in grief ami other* stark and mad. and I Said: ‘Enough, enough have I seen into tbo past from the top of Lookout mountain. O God, show me the future!’ \ Great nature has ne ver found an apter pupil than Dr. Talmage. Her-handi­ work is plain to him. her h i c ^ W V and monuments on rocky wall e.r moun­ tain top are to him filled with deep sig­ nificance. Tims when a grand landmark of a western state met his eye it was hailed ns but another special revelation of Omnipotence. “ Do you’know,\ says he, “ what in some respects is tho most remarkable thing between the Atlantic and Pacific? It is the figure of a era* cu u mountain ill Colorado. It is culled tho'Mount of the Holy Cross.' A horizontal crcvico filled with perpetual snow and a per­ pendicular crevice filled with snow, but both Ihe horizontal line uud the perpen­ dicular line so marked, so bold, so sig­ nificant, so unmistakublo that all who pass in tho iluytiiuu within many milt are compelled to see it. There arc som figures, some contours, some mountain appearances, that you gradually mako out after your attention- is called to them. So o man's face on tho rocks in the -White mountains. So n maiden's form cut in the granite of the Adiron­ dack*. So a city in the mpruing clouds. Yet yen have to look under the pointing of your friend or guido for sorao time before yon can see the similarity. tho first instant yeti glance at this sido of tho mountain in Colorado yon cry ont, 'A cross! A cross!' Do yon say that this geological inscription just happens so? Not Nothing in this world jnst hap­ pens so. That cross on tbo Colorado mountain is not a human device, accident gt nature, or tiro freak of an earthquake. The hand of God there uqd'set it up for Uie nation to look at. \Vb< ther set np there in rock the cress of wood was sc: np on the bluff back of Jerusalem or set at some slnco that ns-'usaiuutiou, I believe the Creator meni.i it to suggest the uotublo event in all the history of this planet, and ho hung it there heart of this continent to indicate that tho only hope for this nation is in the cross on which our Immanuel died. Tho clouds were vocal at oar Saviour's birth, tho rocks rent at his martyrdom—why not the walls of Colorado bear the record of the crucifixion?” Down in the southwestern sea Dr. Talmage found Hawaii—fouud it in a sense that perhaps no ether has found it —as the very heaven of flower*. How his whole sentient soul revel* in the bounteous richness and variety of floral exuberance of this son kissed isle I Hear “ Banks of flowers white os bine os skies, or yollow ns sunsets, tar starry as November nights, or red os battlefields. A heaven of flowers. Flow­ ers entwined in mnidens’ hair, and twisted round hats, and hung on necks, and embroidered on cape* and sacks. Tube \ it i.\ h i lid iiVg-ytieris WTTereupou ho . began, doubled up as he was onin 1. lunge, with bis right hand playing with his : toes. In his left hand be held u package of- bamboo leaves ou which were writ- ! tho words of tho lesson, each 1Rn- ! dent holdiug a similar package of bam- ; boo leaves. The high priest first read, and then one of his students read. A group t f ns finely fanned young men as I ever saw snrronudcd the venerable in­ structor. Tjio last word of each sentence was iutouod. Not' ablo to understand what was said, there is u lack of lan­ guage and intonati'-u that is the same among all races That the Buddhists have fnll faitli in tlicir religion no one can doubt—that is, hi their opinion, the way to heaven. What Mohammed it to tho Moh.uumcd.-m uud what Christ is to thu Christian, Buddha is to the Buddhist. “ I cannot pass frrui this portion of the work without- quuting a chnr.ir:eristic, ejaculatory outburst concerning the beautiful trees that embower this lo­ cality fb den x-iy: “ On, the trees of Ceylonl May you live to tohold l lie morning '-limbing down through their brandies, or tho evening tippiug their leaves with am­ ber and gold I I forgive 'he Buddhists for tho worship of trees until they know of tho God who made the trees.\ In India the author found rich ma­ terial. Tho horrors and grim grandeur of pagan superstition struck him more forcibly than anything else. The ghast­ ly burial rites of this peculiar people riveted his attention in a most unpleas­ ant way, held him by a spell of horror. His account of a Hindoo fbneral. couched in crisp photographic Englistols a very gem of simplicity and strength: Here is TAIL OF THE TICKET. I Probate, Select l There seems to be no lack of candi­ dates in the Republican ranks this year for tho second place ou tho presidential ticket. Favorite sous arc thick as flics in. July. While lint little attentiou is unally given to “ tho tail of tho ticket” part of it: \Wo got into a boat and wt down tho river Gauges until opposite to where five dead bodies lay, four of them women wrapped in red garments and a man wrapped in white. Our boat fastened, wo Waited and watch­ ed. High piles of wood were on the bank, and this wood is carefully weigh­ ed ou largo scales, according os tlto •friends of the deceased can afford to pay for it. In many cases only a few sticks can . be afforded, and tho dead laxly is burned only a little and then thrown into the Ganges. But where tfco relatives of the deceased are well to do an abun­ dance of wowl in pice* i 4 or 0 feet long is purchased. Two-or three layer* of sticks are thou put on the ground te re­ ceive tho dead form. Small pieces of sandalwood are inserted to produce fra­ grance. The deceased is lifted from the resting place and pat upon this wood. Then tho cover is removed from tho face 'of tho corpse nnd it is bathed with the water of the Gouges. Thru several more layers of wood • are put upon tho body, and other sticks lift) placed on both sides of it, but tho Jiead mul feet am left ex­ posed. Then u quantity i f grease suf­ ficient to make everything inflammable is put on tho woed and into the month of tho dead. Then ono' of tho richest men in Benares, his fortune made in this way, furnishes tho fire, and after the priest has mumbled a few words tho eldest sou walks three times around tho sacred pile and thou -applies tho torch, and the fire blazes np, nnd in n short tinio tho body has become the ashes which tlio relatives throw into tho Gauges. ” But the temptation to further expa­ tiate upon the varied delights afforded the reader of this wonderful and vale- R . W . M A I N & C JJJJUJ-JJ-JJJJ'J j z j u j j u j jj i -. t i ; CASH PRICES AND fc SMALL PROFITS . £ . ARE MAKING . | . MANY NEW . £ USTOMERS.STO £ a jjj'j'jjjjjnnrrrrL ^U We have opened a Complete Stock of NEW GOODS, For SPRING and SUMMER Wear. floras, trumpet creepers, oleanders, geraniums, fuchsias, convolvuli and hi­ biscus red ns fire. Jasmine, which we in America carefully coax to climb tho wall, just once, hero ruuning up mid down and jumping over to the other side nnd coming back agnin to jump down this side. “ Night blooming cert us, so rare in our northern latitude we call ill our neighbors to seo it, nnd they must come right awuy or never see it at all, here in these islands scattering its opulence of perfume on all tlio nights, and, not ablo to expend enough 'in the darkness, also flooding the ilny. Struggling to surpass each other oil kinds of trees, whether o fruit or of rich garniture, mniigo am oruigo nnd bamboo and alligator poor and umbrella trees and breadfruit and algaroba and tamarind and all the south sea exotics. Rough cheek of pineapple - against smooth chock of melon. The tropics burning inoenso of aromatics to tlio high heavens.\ In another vein tho doctor writes of the degraded Samoans, the murderous Maoris mid the general racial character­ istics of the other natives of those odd, picturesque islands. Further along we find him weaving Inimitable word garlands about his memories of Australia uud the beautiful 1 harbor of Sydney. But he finds that tropic loud too prolific of snakes mid in l a species of hulf abhorrent humor dis- . ' courses of the 88 kinds of rep..les A us- j . traluxia affords. An intensely iuterestiug and instruct- | I ive chapter is the ouo devoted to a do- j ! scription of tho author's visit to a Bud- : diiist collcgo in Ceylon. A portion of ; this may to quoted: \Among tho first visited was a Bud- i dhist college. About 100 men studying - to become priests'\ gathered around tho teachers. Stepping into the building where tho high priest was instructing tho class, wo took on an apologetic air , and told \him wo were Americans mid would like to eec.his mule of teachimr MODERN CRl'CIVIXiON OF CRIMINALS IN IK- • able book must hfc. foregone. Begnilded by tho beauties df the ever lifting hori­ zon of this unparalleled panorama of the world. I have extended this review far beyond my intentions, mid still the in­ clination is strougupou mo to say more in praise of it. At any rate, there is ono thing of which I aui assured—whoever reads a part of it will read it all and will then sec how vary few of its many virtues I havo been able to set forth. W alter J. D avis . early in the campaign, the matter Is al­ ready being talked of mid promises to attract a good deal cf attention long be­ fore the convention*. It is mi unwritten political law that tho candidate for vice president shall coino from a different section of tho country than that represented by the presidential nominee. Both parties havo observed this rule for many years, and it is not likely thut it will be broken now. Thus it is that the vice presiden­ tial boomers are dependent for tbe operation of their plans upon the result of the race for first place. This compli­ cates matters te such an extent that tho campaigns for second place are gener­ ally begun late in tho day. One of the first booms to be let loose is that of Garret A. Hobart of New Jersey. His friends are calculating on tbo nomination of McKinley, (jut if Morton or Reed should capture the place thoir plans would be shattered and a western man would be chosen. Mr. Hobart is auativo of New Jersey, haviDg been bom at Long Branch in 1844. Ho took his degree at Rutgers college before be was 20 years old and almost immediately after began the study of law. Ho received liis legal training in the office of one of tho ablest lawyer* in the state mid entered upon what has grown to be a most lucrative As a young lawyer he entered tho political field, and after filling some minor municipal offices in Paterson was elected in 1872 to tho stato legis­ lature. He was re-elected and was made speaker of tho house. In 1877 ho was sent to tho state senate to represent Passaic county and was re-elected two years later by the largest majority over given ill hi* district. During 1881 and 1882 he was president of tlio senate and received :i complimentary veto from his party, which was in the minority, for United States senator. For a number of years Mr. Hobart has held the position of chairman of tbe state Ropublimn committee, and since 1884 ho has been a member of tho Re­ publican national committee. In career of a managing politician he ! shown great ability. Tho Republican victory in New Jersey of a year ago was lordly credited to bis efforts, and an eastern man should be n noted, then a western man will hnvo a chance for the vice presidency. Tho Tennessee Republicans are loud in urg­ ing tho claims of Henry Clay Evans for the place. A* tho man who was almost elected governor of bis state, he is very popular with his party. Mr. Evans is i native of Juniata county, Po., and 1 S3 years old. He has a good war record and fonglit gallantly with tho Forty- first Wisconsin. He has been twice may- of Chattanooga and was elected to ogress after a hot fight in a Demo­ cratic district. Governor Bradley of Kentucky has also been mentioned us a logical candi- A charming assortment of Percales, Sea Island Shirtings, Lawns,/Ducks, Satines, Ginghams, Prints. Laces and Embroideries. These are the very newest and latest styles. Very ap­ propriate for Summer Wear. 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Ho is tbe president of the Nation­ al League of Republican Clubs, and ever since bo baa held the office his name has been mentioned in connection with that of tbe Ohio man by bis Republican friends, who hope to nee a McKinley and HcAlpin ticket put in tho field.. Then there are Cush Davis of Minnesota, ex- Senator Maudorxon of Nebraska and sev­ eral others who are looked upon as fa­ vorite sons and hence a* possibilities. C larence P. S kinner . FARMERS W'bo havo tried it aav . -IT PAYS T3EI TO ADVERTISE IN TH E COLUMNS OF T h e Columbian When they havo Stock, Seed, Plants or Any tlr.ng Elso to Soil or Trade. Many persons having failed to get the Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer at the special clubbing rate, w e have succeed­ ed in getting the arrangement contin­ ued till June 1. The Columbian and the Enquirer both one year for $1.75. Regular Columbian subscribers may have the Enquirer for 30c.

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