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Stories Of The Day

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Dr. Talmage's gift of felioitons talk saved him $15 in cash aiid a grtiat deal of humiliation in Brooklyn tlio other night The doctor is chaplain of the Thirteenth regiment, and on the occasion of a review he was reminded that thero werecnargedupugainsthim $15 in fines for nonattendance at important meetings. He was asked receutly to "settle, " but he got Brigadier General McLeer in a comer, and the fines were remitted. "I ought not to have done it, I snppose, " said General McLeer, "but yon see it was like this : Wheu I asked the doctor abbut the first absence, he said : 'üm, yes, I see. July. Certainly, general ! I was in New Zealund, you know. That New Zealand is a remarkable country. Beautiful grazing country, general, beautiful ! Sheep on a thousand hills 1 Preached to crowded churches, ' and then he told me so much about New Zealand that 1 knocked one fine off. On the next date he was in Cairo, and he gave me a word picture of Egypt that turned me into an enthusiastic mummy in five minutes, i was so edified that I knocked off another fine. On the uext date 1 think he was in the Holy Land, and 1 took off' the last $5, remittiug the wholefine. In the 15 minutes he labored witli me I got abont 1,000 wort h of ïnStruction. But 1 told him to be inore atteutive to his rtuties in the futura " -


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