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STRAINING AT A GNAT AND SWAL
LOWING A CAMEL.
lr. TrIiiiiirc Nnjr Tliero Are Thousand
NeoimdreU Outside tho Church to Due
Inside of It Why lha Ijut Taxing In
cumct Wan Iti'lifiilcd.
IlnooKLYN, Doc, It. To-night tho Ilov. T.
Do Witt Talmago, 1). I)., preached nt tho
Tuliernaclo, tlili city, on "Too Much Alio
About Small Things." Ills toxt was: "Yo
blind guides, which strain nt n glint nnd
swallow ik camel I" Matt xiill, 1M. Tho
eloquent preacher saldi
A proverb Is compact wisdom, knowledge
In chunks, n library in n sonteirco, tho olco
trlclty of many clouds discharged lu ono
Im)H, n river put through a mill riico. When
Christ quotes tho proverb of tho toxt ho
means to set forth tho ludicrous Iwhnvlor or
thoso who' mnko i groat bluster about small
sins and havo no appreciation of groat ones.
In my toxt nsumll Insect and 11 Inrgoqtmd
ruiod aro brought into comparison a gnat
and n camel. You havo In museum or on tho
dosert seen tho latter, n groat nwkward,
sprawling creature, with back 'two stories
high, and stomach having a collection of
reservoirs for dosert travel, an animal for
bidden to tho Jows as food, nnd in many
literatures entitled "tho ship of tho desert."
Tho gnat siokcu of in tho text Is in tho grub
form It is born in pool or pond, after n few
weeks becomes a chrysalis, and then after a
fow days becomes tho gnat as wo recognize
it. Hut tho insect spoken of in tho toxt is iu
its very smallest slinM, and it yet inhabits
tho water for my toxt is a misprint, and
ought to road, "strain out a gnat,"
My text shows you tho prince of inconsis
tencies. A man after long observation has
formed tho suspicion that lu a cup of water
ho is about to drink there is a grub or tho
grand parent of a gnat. Ho goon and gets a
slovo or strainer. He takes tho water and
pours It through tho slovo in the broad light.
Ho says: "I would rather do anything almost
than drink this water until this larva bo ox
tlrpatcd." This water is brought under In
quisition. Tho oxcrimciit is successful. Tho
water rushes through the slovo and leaves
agninst the sldo of tho slovo tho grub or gnat.
Then tho man carefully removes tho Insect
and drinks tho water lu placidity. Hut going
out one day, mid hungry, ho devours a "slijp
of tho desert," tho camel, which tho Jows
wcro forbidden to cat Tho gastronomer hns
no compunctions of cousclouco. Ho sutlers
from no indigestion. He puts tho lower jaw
under tho camel's fore foot, and his upcr
Jaw over tho hump of tho cumel's back, and
gives ono swallow and tho dromedary disap
pears forever. Ho strained out a gnat; ho
swallowed a camel.
While Christ's audlonco woro yet smiling
at tho npposltonoss and wit of his Illustration
for smile thoy did iu church unless tlioy
wcro too stupid to understand tho hyjtcrbolo
Christ practically said to them: "That is
you." Punctilious aliout small things; reck
less about alTalrs of groat maguitudo. No
subject over withered under 0 surgeon's kulfo
more bitterly thaa did tho Pharisees under
Christ's scaljtol of truth. As an anatomist
will tako a human Ixxly to pieces and put
them under a microscope for examination, so
Christ finds his way to tho heart of tho dead
Pharisee and outsit out nnd puts it under tho
glass of inspection for all generations to ex.
amine.-' Thoso Pharisees, tlwught thnt Christ
would flatter them and compliment them,
and bow thoy must havo writhed under tho
redbot words as ho said : " Yo f ooLs, yo w hited
sepulchres, yo blind guides, which strain out
a gnat and swallow n camel."
There aro in our day n great many gnnU
strained out and a great many camels swal
lowed, and it is tho object of this sermon to
sketch a fow torsons who aro oxtenslvely en
gaged in that buslnes.
First. I remark that all thoso ministers of
tho Gospel aro pliotogrnphod in tho toxt who
aro very scrupulous uttout tho conventionali
ties of religion, but put 110 particular stress
upon matters of vast importance. Church
services ought tobogravo and solemn. There
is no room for frivolity iu religious convoca
tion. Hut there aro illustrations and thcro
aro hyperboles like that of Christ in tho toxt
that will irradiate with smile any Intelli
gent auditory. Thoro are men llko those blind
guides of tho toxt who advocate only thoso
things In religious bervico which draw the
corners of tho mouth down, and deuounco all
thoso things which havo a tendency to draw
tho comers of tho mouth up, and those men
will go to installations and to presbyteries
and to conferences and to associations, their
pockets full of ilno slaves to strain out tho
gnats, while in their own churches at homo
overy Kunday tliero aro llfty people hound
asleep. Thoy mnko their churches a groat
dormitory, nnd their somniferous sermons
aro a cradle, and tho drawled out hymns n
lullaby, whllo homo wakeful soul In 11 pow
with her fan koc;s tho Hies oir unconscious
persons approximate. Now, I sny it is worso
to sleep iu church than to smilo iu church,
for tho latter implies nt least attention,
whllo tho former Implies tho Indlircrcnco
of tho hearers and tho stupidity of tho
Bpeaker. In old nge, or from physical
infirmity, or from long watching with
tho sick, drowsiness will sometimes over
power ono; but whon n minister of tho Gos
pel looks oil upon an audience nnd finds
healthy and intelligent pooplo struggling
with drowsiness, it is timo for him to give
out tho doxology or pronounce tho liouedlo
tlon. The great fault of church bervicos to
day is not too much vivacity, but too much
somnolence. Tho ono is un irritating gnat
that may lie easily strained out; tho other is
a great, sprawling and sleepy oyed camel of
tho dry desert. Iu all our Halibath schools,
iu all our Hiblo classes, in all our pulpits, wo
need to brighten up our religious messago
with such Christ llko vivacity as wo find in
I tako down from my library tho biogra
phies of ministers nnd writers of jwist nges
inspired nnd uninspired, who have douo tho
most to bring souls to Jesus Christ, nnd I
find thnt without n slnglo exception thoy con
Eocrntcd their wit and their humor to Christ
Elijah used it when ho advised the Itnalltos,
as they could not make their God respond;
tolling them to call louder, as their (Jod
might lie sound asleep or gone a-huutiug.
Job used it when ho wild to his self conceited
comforters, "Wisdom will dlo with you."
Christ not only used it in tho toxt, but when
no Ironically complimented tho putrcllod
Pharisees, saying: "Tho whole need not a
physician," nnd when by ono word ho do
serlbefl tho cunning of Herod, haying, "do
ye, iihd tell, that fox." Matthew Henry's
commentaries from tho llrst page to tho
last coruscated with humor as hummer
clouds with hout and lightning. John Hun
yoj.'s writings are as full of humor as thoy
are of wiving truth, nnd theio Is not nn ngod
mail hero whohasoer read "Pilgrim's Pro
gress" who docs not remomlicr that whllo
reudmg It ho smiled us olteu lis ho wept.
Chrjsosuuu, (loorgo Herbeit, Hubert South,
Johji Wisley, George Whltelleld, Jeremy
Tnyjini. How mud Hill, George (I. Finney nnd
nllWi 11 ii tho past who gieutly advanced
theil.iiv him of God consecrated their wit
uiidtLeir humor to tho cause of Christ Bo
it I18M l.tvu lu all the 111:0s, uud I bay to thtot
young theological students, who cluster In
Uicho services Wablnth by Sabbath, hnroii
your wits n-s keen ns clmoters, and then take
them into this holy war.
It Nn very short brldgo between n smile
anil i tear, n suspension brldgo from eyo lo
lip, and It Is soon crooned over, and a sinllo Is
sometime Justns sacred as tear. Tliero is
ns much religion, nnd I think n little more,
In n spring morning than lu a starless mid
night Religious work without any humor
or wit In It Is a banquet with n sido of boof,
and that raw, and no condiments, nnd no
dessert succeeding, Peoplo will not sit down
nt such n banquet Hy nil means remove all
frivolity and all bathos nnd nil lightness nnd
nil vulgarity strain them out through tho
slovo of holy dicsrlmluatlou; but, on tho
other hand, beware of that monster which
overshadows tho Christian church today,
conventionality, coming up from tho Groat
Sahara desert of ecclesiasticlsni, having on
IU back n hump of sanctimonious gloom, nnd
vchomoiitly refuse to mallow that camel.
Oh. how particular n grout many ttcopln
aro nbout tho Inllnlteslmnis whllo thoy aro
cpilto reckless aliout tho magnitude. What
did Christ sayl Did ho not oxcorlaUi tho
pooplo In his tlmo who wcro so careful Ut
wash their hands lioforo n nwal but did not
wash their hcartsl It Is a bad thing to
hnva unclean hands; It Is n worse thing to
havo an unclean heart How many eoplo
thoro aro lu our tlmo who aro very anxious
that nfter their death thoy shall bo burled
with their feet toward tho east, and not nt all
anxious that during their wholo llfo they
should faro In tho right direction so tbat they
shall conio up iu the rclurrcetlon of tho Just
whlchover way thoy are burled. How many
there nro chiefly anxious that ft minister of
thoGos)cl shall come in tho lino of aitostnllo
succession, not caring so much whether ho
comes from Apostlo Paul or Aiststlo Judas.
Thoy havo a way of measuring 11 gnat until
It is larger, than ft camel.
Again: My subject photogrnplis nil thoso
who nro nbborrt of small sins, whllo thoy
aro reckless iu regard to magnificent thefts.
You will (hid many a merchant who, whllo
ho Is m carof ul that ho would not take a yard
of cloth or spool of cotton from tho coun
ter without lmyliig for it, and who, if a bauk
cashier should mnko n mistake and send lu a
roll of bills too much, would dlspntch a
messenger in hot hasto to return tho surplus,
yet who will go Into 11 stock company In
which niter ttwinio 110 gout control 01 1110
stock, and then wnters the Btock nnd mnkes
100,000 npinr llko t'JOO.OOO. Ho only
stole (100,UX) by the oiterutlon. Mnny of
tho mou of fortuno mado their wealth In that
way. Ono of thoso men, engagod in such un
righteous nets, that o"enlng, tho evening of
tho very day whon he vntored the stock, will
find a wharf rat stealing a nowspajH-T from
tho basement doorwny, nnd will go out and
catch tho urchin by tho collar, and twist tho
collar so tightly tho jioor fellow cannot say
that It was thirst for knowlcdgo that lod him
to tho dishonest act, but grip tho collnr
tighter and tighter, saying: "I havo been
looking for you a long whllo; you stolo
my iaier four or live times, hnvoii'tyout
you miserable wretch." And then tho old
stock gambler, with a volco they can hear
thn blocks, will cry out: "Police, pollcel"
That snuio man, tho evening of tho day in
which ho watered tho stock, will kneel
with his family In prayers r.nd thank
God for tho prosjierlty of tho day,
then kiss his children good night
with an air which seems to say, "I liopo you
will all Rrow up to bo as good as your
father." Prisons for sins lusectllo Ux cixo,
but palaces for crimes dromedarlan. No
mercy for sins anlmalculo in proiiortlon, but
great leniency for mastodon iniquity. A
loor boy slyly takes from tho basket of a
market woman a choice jiear saving soma
ono olso from tho cholera and you smother
him in tho horrlblo atmosphere of Raymond
Street Jail or Now York Tombs, while his
cousin, who has boon skillful enough to steal
50,000 from tho city, you will make him n
candidate for tho NowYork legislature!
Tliero Is n great deal of uneasiness nnd ner
vousness now among somo jieoplo iu our
time who havo gotten unrighteous fortunes,
n great deal of nervousness nbout dynamite,
I tell them thnt God will put uuder their un
righteous fortunes something more explosive
than dynnmlto, tho earthquake of his omni
otont indignation. It is tlmo that wo leuin
lu America that sin Is not excusable lu pro
portion as it declares large dividends and has
outriders iu equipage. vainan is riding
to icrditIon, xtstlllon anil lackey Ito-
hlnd. To steal ono co4 n uowsiuicr is a
gnat; to steal many thousands of dollars is n
camel. Th-ro Is many n fruit dealer w ho would
not consent to steal n basket of (teaches from
a ucighlior's stall, but who would not scruplo
to depress tho fruit market; and as long us
I can remember wo havo read every summer
tho jieach crop of Maryland is n failure, and
by tho tlmo tho crop comes in tho misappre
hension makes a dllfcrenoo of millions of dol
lars. A man who would not steal one iieach
basket steals fi0,000 peach baskets. Go down
iu the summer timo into tho Mercantile
library, in tho reading room, and sco tho
uow'sputci' iviKirts of tho crops from nil parts
of the country, and their phraseology is very
much tho Mime, and tho sumo men wrote
thorn, methodically nnd infamously carry
ing out the hugo lying ultout the grain
crop front year to year and for n
scoro of years. After a whllo there will
bo ft "corner " in tho wheat market, and men
who had u contempt fgr 11 jsaty theft will
burglarize tho wheat bin of n nation mid
commit larceny ujion tho American corn
crib. And bomo of tho mou will sit iu
churches nnd in reformatory institutions try
iug to htra. 1 out the small glints of scoundrel
ism, whilom their grain elevators and their
storehouses they aro fattening huge camels
which they expect after a while to swallow.
Society hits to bo entirely reconstructed on
this subject Wo nro to llnd that a sin is in
excusable in projHirtloii as it is great
I know in our timo tho tendency is to charge
religious frauds iqion good men. They wiy:
"Oh, what n class of frauds you havo in tho
Church of God in this day;" and when on
elder of a church or n deacon or n minister of
tho Gospel or a superintendent of a Kabltath
school turns out a defaulter, what display
beads tliero nro in many of tho nowspniors.
Great primer tyo. Five lino picn. "Another
Balnt Absconded;" "Clerical Kcoimdrel
ism;" "Hellgion nt a Discount;" "Bhnmo
an tho Churches;" while there uro a
thousand scoundrels outside to whero
thcro is 0110 iusldo tho church, and
the mlslieliavior of thoso who never six)
tho Inside of n church is bo great it is enough
to tempt a man to become a Christ 1.111 to get
out of their coinniiiy. Hut iu all circles,
religious and in eliglous, tho tendency is to
excuse sin lu pi oiKirtlon ns it is mammoth.
Even John Milton iu ids "Paradise 1tst,"
whllo ho I'oiideiuus Satan, ghes such 11 grand
description of him you have hard work to
suppress your admiration. Oh, this strain
ing out of small sins like gnats and this gulp
ing down great iniquities like camels!
This subject docs not give the pictmoof
one or two el-w)iis, but is 11 i;nll rt 111 which
thousands of people may sou their iikem.
For instance, all those eoplo who, while they
would not rob their neighbor of 11 fm thing,
appropriate the money uud tho trcmuroof
tho public. A man has 11 house to soil, and
ho tells his emtoiner It is worth f'JO.OOU.
Next day the uituor comes around am'
tlk owner Kiya it l worth J 15,000, The
Kovcrmnent of tho Untied Btnte took
off tho tax from (personal Inca no, among
other reasons becnum) so fow pooplo
would tell (ho truth, and many a man with
nil Income of hundreds of dollars 11 day mado
statement which seemed to Imply he was
about to lie Intuited over to the overseer of
the HHr Careful to pay (heir passage from
LlvtrNMtl to New York, yet smuggling In
tholr Saratoga trunk ten silk dnwses from
Paris and 11 half dozen watchen from (lenoV'n,
Bwltrerland, telling tho custom house olllcers
on (ho wharf, "Them Is nothing In that
trunk but wearing nptxtrel,'' and putting n
(lvo dollar gold piece lu his hand to punctuate
Doscrllied lu tho text aro all those who aro
particular tiovvr to break tho law of gram
mar, and who want nil their language an ele
gant specimen of ssulax, Ntralulug out all
tho Inaccuracies of ccch with a lino sieve of
literary criticism, whllo through their con
versation go slander and Innuendo uud pro
fanity nnd falsehood larger than n whole car
avan of camels, when (hey might Itotlor
fracture every law of (ho language
mid shock Intellectual taste, nnd bettor let
every verb seek In valu for its nominative,
and every noun for its government, and
overy prvixwltlon lose Its way lu tho sentence,
nnd adjectives and participles and pronouns
get Into a grand lint worthy of tho Fourth
ward on election day, than to commit a
moral Inaccuracy. HeKerswallowa thousand
gnnts than one cnniol
Hiieh )ersous nro also described In tho toxt
who nro cry much nlnrmod about tho small
faults of others, anil have 110 alarm aliout
their own great transgressions. Tliero aro In
overy community nnd every church wutch
dogs, who foul called uixm to keep thel.'oyes
on others and grow I. They nro full of suspi
cious. They wonder if thnt mnn is not dis
honest; If that man Is not unclean; If there It
not something wrong nlsmt tint other man.
Thoy nro nlways tho llrst to hear of anything
wrong. Vultures nro nlways tho first to smell
carrion. Thoy aro self nptolutcd dotectivea. I
lay this down as a rule without any exception,
that thiiNo Koplo who havo the most faults
(hVmselves aro most merciless In their watch
ing of others. From scalp of head to sole of
foot they aro full of Jealousies and hyHrcrltl
clsins. They spend their llfo lu hunting for
muskrats nnd mud turtles, lnsteud of hunting
for Rocky mountain eagles, always for some
thlng mean instead of something grand.
They Us)k nt their nolghliors' iuicrfcctlons
through a mlerNcoie and look nt their own
luiierfoctloiis through 11 JcIchcoim) liIdo
down. Twenty faults of their own donot hurt
them so much ns ono fault of someliody else.
Their neighbors1 Imjierfictlnns nro like gnats
and thoy strain them out; their own liiijierfec
tions are like camels ami they swallow them.
Hut lest somo might think they escape tho
scrutiny of tho toxt, I havo to tell you that
wo all eomo under tho divine satlro when wo
make tho questions of time more prominent
than tho questions of eternity. Come now,
let us all go Into tho confessional. Aro not
all tempted to mako the question, Where
shall I live now! greater than tho question,
Where shall I live forever! How shall I get
more dollars lierof greater than the question,
How shall I lay up treasures in heaven I tho
question, How shall I pay my debts to mant
greater than tho question, How shall I moot
my obligations to Godt tho question, How
shall I gain the world) greater than tho ques
tion, What if I lose my soulf tho question,
Why did God let sin come Into tho world!
greater than tho question, How shall I get
it extirpated from my nature! the question,
What shall I do with tho twenty or forty or
seventy years of my sublunar existence I
greater' than tho question, What shall I do
with tho mill ins of cycles of my xtst terres
trial cxistcucol Time, how small itisl
Eternity, how vast it isl Tho former moro
Insignificant iu comparison with tho latter
than a gnat is lnslgulllenut when compared
with a camel. Wo dodged tho toxt Wo
said, "That doesn't moan mo, and thnt doesn't
moan mo," uud with a ruinous bcuevolonco
wo nro giving tho wholo sermon nway.
Hut let us all surrender to tho chargo.
What an ado about things hero. What Htor
prciiaratloii for a great eternity. As though
a minnow were larger thnii a liehemoth, ns
though 11 swallow took wider circuit than an
albatross, as though a ncttlo woro tailor than
a Lebanon cedar, nn though a gnat wcro
greater than n camel, as though a mliiuto
wero longer than a century, as though tlmo
wcro higher, deeor, broader than eternity.
Ho tho text which Hashed with lightning of
wit ns Christ uttered It, is followed by tho
crashing thunders of awful catastropho to
thoso who make tho questions of time greater
than tho questions of tho future, the oncom
ing, overshadowing future. O, eternity!
An Illunlnn 1'enrp.
W. E. Btont, Anderron comity, Ivan., sends
us ft description of 11 novel dovico to prevent
nnd llnally break uny horse of the habit of
jumping fences. Hu takes a piece of leather
ten Inches long nnd II vo inches wido tho leg
of nu old Itoot will do cuts strliw length
wise, half an inch apart, and to within half
nn inch of tho ends, and then removes each
alternate btrlp of leather, leaving six strips,
with (lvo oc!ilngs. Hind tho leather spec
tacles over tho horse's eyes with tho strips
across the bend, placing two corncolts, or nny
round substanco of similar slzo, Itctwccn tho
leather and the forehead, to keep it nway
from tho eyes far enough to produce tho illu
sion. Then lot tho horwi loose iu a clear Hold
wilh plenty of room. Tho hori-o prciarcs to
leap tho illusion fenco beforo him, and as ho
is ready to ipring, tho fenco rises with tho
motion of his head, anil ho comes to tho
ground without making the leap. Tho horso
will keep up tho trial ,for an hour perhaps,
and finally destst. After 11 second clay with
tho leather spectacles, lio could not coax tho
horse to leap a fence two feet high. Ameri
Seeno In Ilunuiiry,
" Atfnvelcr writes that there is certainly !
littloor nothing that can lie ipialillisl its at
tractive nlsmt Flume, in Hungary. From
nearly nil tho upjier windows iu these littlo '
streets jKtles protruded, nnd on these wero '
hung countless iettlcoats, These articles of '
femitlo npiKircl wero wonderfully and fear- '
fully ninde. Some wero brown some bright '
yellow, somo red, others blue, and homo '
boomed to have no color nt nil. While theso
Ginblcjius of female hoveielgnty proudly
floated overhead, ho failed to notice Mow
nny women whatever. Thoro wcro n fow
men iu tho streets, but tho women wcro con
spicuously uUseiit. -Chicago News. '
Why lh ItullH III rail.
It Is Kiid, on the authority of "an Amer
ican railway engineer," that low temiiern
tures do not dis'ivaso the strength of runs us
Is commonly biipiMwsl, although it is true
that accidents are more likely to ims ur from
broken tails in cold weather. This is lio
causo when the ground is frozen hard It lasos
its elasticity. Something must jield wl.cn
tho train runs over the road; it is the ground
thnt yields iu unfrozen weather; but during
a freeze the ground w ill not yield, and tho
roll, as licing the weakest nirt of the struc
ture, has to buuVr tho consequences. Hostou
Tho linden Zoological gardens havo for
the first timo iu their history n living gor
WHAT SMALL WE WKAR7
NEWEST 8HAPE3 IN LADIES' LINEN
COLLARS AND CUFFS.
How Now York Mntlmrs Itrrss Tholr
Children for WrttdhiK nnd I'nrttrs A
I'nrU M ltd n Home. l)rM, llluntrntoil
Tim French morning costumo Illustrated
In our cut Is n graceful model which lady
renders can havo reproduced by their own
modiste. This costumu Is mado of nieii
work Mtiigeo silk with red lines, rod velvet
nnd red satin. Tho nliado of red Is thnt
known ns mahogany, being of tho same deep
rod huo as Is tho wood from which it takes
rmCNOII MOUNINO COHTUHK.
Tho satin skirt Is bordered with a flounca
of the (Mingeo. The tongco ovorsklrt is
mounted oil wide plaits, thollucsnii tho cross.
The tunlo Is MtliiUxl lu front and dmpod
with satin hows at the back. The low
bodice with Its pulled epaulettes of (singco
Is worn over n velvet gulmio with volvot
kloovos nnd collars.
I.I nen Collars end Curft.
Linen collars nnd culTs nro now so gouor
ally worn with tailor gowns nnd other street
dresses that manufacturers havo put thoso
necessary accessories 011 tho tuarkot iu ft va
riety of stylos that Insure comfort ullko to
long nnd short nocks. The shnKts shown In
the accompanying cut represent loading
It Is a matter of taste whether 0110 wears n
straight collar with ends lapping In front or
collar with tho jtolnts turned over. Each
lady decides this question boforo her mirror,
the most lKtcnming haM being tho ono nat
urally selected. A jiopular collar Is tho
straight 0110 with lapiod ends nnd of me
dium height Tho straight, very high collar
(two nnd ouo-hnlt inched) Is nil exceedingly
uncomfortable ouo to wour hut Is voted styl
ish by ladles with long, thin necks. In tho
collars with turn over points nro shown
LAMK.H' L1HEX OOt.LAlW.
stylos nil tho way from tho ono In the cut
with tho Kjlnts slightly broken to tho one
with ixtlnts turned over "dog ear" fashion
and leaving qulto n spaco In front. Tho last
moutioiKsl is n very comfortablo collar for
short, thick necks. Culls aro made to match
all tho collars, though many wear tho plain,
straight cufT w IUi a collar tliat has turn over
Children nt Wi'dillnc unci I'artlns.
Children nt church weddings ontor wltli
tholr nearest relatives. Very small girls
wear smocked gowns of white India silk,
with high nock, fullsleovos, nnd nu uccordlon
pleated skirt trimmed only with rows of
foathor stitching. Larger girls havo heavier
dresses of white roppod silk, witli u colored
volvot yoke that is bhajieil like a touavo
Jacket lu front, with velvet ltelts, wish, collar
andcuiru, Tho skirt Is full and round, nnd
is gathered or pleatod to tho bolt Terra
cotta velvet, old roso, Gobelin bluo nnd
golden browu aro worn with such dresses.
Pino whlto camol's hair dresses, and thoso of
whlto cloth with plilkod edges, velvet gulmpo
nnd sleeves, uni preferred by many fashion
ablo mothers who aro fond of saying tholr
littlo girls havo uovor worn silk, confining
them to muslins in tho summer and woolens
in winter. On (ho other hand, tho India
silks aro iu such favor with many that they
aro used for tho long robo in which tho very
young nro chrlstoned. For Christmas and
cthor Kir ties cashiueivs and horgcw nro mado
up lu bright iioppyred, pink, copier color,
und Gobelin bluo shades, trimmed with brulil
or velvet of a contrasting color, or else with
Littlo prince suits of black velveteen, says
IlarjK-r's Hazanr, from which tho abovo
was taken, lire worn nt family weddings nnd
other di ess oeeobions by boys of live years
mid upward after thoy have put 011 short j
trousers. The Jacket buttons only once Just
ut tho tojt and blojics or cime away to
show the closely buttoned est, which may
boof tho Mine velvoleen or of white piqun,
Tho divp 1 1 .tiiitl collnr and wide nil's are of
white Inn 'i with an cmbroidcn-1 rnille, and
tho l.irgi cravat bow Is of white Iudi sill; or
white surali. Bilk braid half an tuii wido Is 1
Eot ulong tho fronts of tho jacket in tab llko !
oiutcd groups of three rows, i tl.so it U
arrangisl iu half squares Imkisl together.
Tho bhort trousers lit siiiooihl) The long
stockings uro black, and the high hhoos may I
bo cither buttoned or laced. Smaller boys '
wc-r velveteen suits, with kilt bkirt and
Jae set more closely lltted than those of last
laliloii I tenia.
Fnshlonablo hlipiiers for moiuiiig wear aro
mado of bliu k silk, in Japanese bhuic, having '
broad soles and no heels.
Chain braid is 11 noelty in dross trim- '
inlu-simd ii pretty and moderate in price.
It Is usuiiMy in two or three colors, and is
bomctimck interwoven with gold.
A novelty in neck druuing U a Kind of
tnolro ribbo'i, whlto or colored, w urn iiuldo
tho dress ivllnr, tho plcotor fancy edge show
ing nlo e, a small Itow being tied 111 front A
similar urnmjemeut is boon uio.i tho sleeve.
In 1'l.uMof thoiilvor chntolalno girdles so
popular during tho summer, gudla of fur
vith gilt or Mirer attachments art' seen.
DlnroTcry nt IirhloTrn.
A most Interesting discovery has bcxrn
mado 011 tho northwest shore of Ichlovon.
Mr. Hubert Hums Hegg, who It factor on
Klm-iM estate, whllo Investigating tho his
tory of Itchlavvii cnsllo. oto,, directed hit
Inquiries eolnlly townrd tho discovery of
tho remains of lako dwellings around the
loch, nnd nfter coiuidernblo Inquiry and re
search his effort have lieon crowned with
success. Ills attention was nt llrst drawn to
an accumulation .of wood nnd stone lying at
tho Ixittoin uf the lake, on carefully examin
ing which, some four feet under tho wnter of
the loch, It presented the remains of an
ancient "cramiog," nnd on further research
living made the following articles wero found
vis., bones ami teeth of animals, nlong with
isirtlons of 11 clny hearth, with ashes nilhcr
lug to It, mid several pieces of sparred wood,
with fragments of thick hand mado crock
Tho only other "find" wa a ploco of wood,
conjectured to lie the handle of a wide heckle
for dressing Max. Thoso articles wero for
warded by Mr. Hogg to Dr. Joseph Anderson
of tho Antiquarian museum, Edinburgh, who
states In I1I1 leltcrof acknowledgment! "You
have undoubtedly discovered a 'crannog,'
which may Kslbly yield a rich harvest of
facts to suhHcquunt Investigation. Tho bone
arc those of the ox mid swlno; potmlhly, nlso,
deer. Tho only nrllllclnl thing (except the
clay vessel) Is the Winston handle of ft cup,
scoop or hullo. Tho clay vessel must hav
licon ono of grout sire." Ho far as ascertained
It seems to havo consisted of nn oblong plat
form parallel with the shore about thirty
yards from east lowest nnd twenty yards
from north to south. Tho superstructure,
Judging from tho regular onlcr In which the
beams nro still lying, havo fallen lo tho bot
tom of tho lake nnd tho superiiicumbonk
layerof stones has provonted tho tlmliorfroiu
Heating, Tills wood Is reduced to a pulp, ' N
but traces of tho bark uro plainly discernible.
Many havo visited tho locality. Glasgow
IltiAln Wants India.
Hnrthclcmy Halnt-llllalre, n noted Russian
scholar, has made tho assertion thnt India
must Inevitably belong to Russia. Tho Rus
sians uru fast gaining a stronghold through
out India. There aptcars to 1st no danger of .
nu Immediate Auglo-Russlnii conflict, but if
the present ameer should ask for Hrltlsh aid,
his rlvnl tuny ask Russia for help, and thon
thoro would 1m serious complications. Rus
sia's tactics dining tho past ten years have
allhccu made with a vio.r toward gutting
control of India nnd Central Asia. Slowly
ho pushes on, llrst governing ns a protecto
rate under native chiefs until gradually she
gets control of tho territory, In India disaf
fection Is gradually spreading among tho na
tives. Tho grievances of Maharajah Dulup
Blngh, the mwucccHsful nmoer,nro attracting
a great deal of attention, and it Is assorted
oiienly that If Russia will foot tho bill
110,000 natives nro willing to espouse his cause.
Numerous Anglo-Indians would nlso isj ready
to fight ngalnst Hrltlsh government The
agitation lu India is great, nnd tliero Is likely
to bo, so tho rejiorta nssert, moro serious
troublo than that of the terrible mutiny of
io07. 1110 inniiarnjali tried to secure Eng
land's ntd, nnd when ho did not succood b
turned to Russia. Every olfort was mado to
try and prevent him from reaching Russia
of tor ho left England, but after many trials
ho reached Moscow, whero ho was received
with marked consideration. Ho was a gross
favorlto with tho lato M. KntkolT, who gar
him material aid, Tliero nro no doubts that
beforo many months havo passed England
and Russia will lio quarreling about the In
dian territory. Demorest's Monthly.
rti!iir' Cum In Ituulo.
Tho director of the Odessa Bacteriological
station has favored im with tho following
notes of tho last twelve months' operation
for tho prevention of hydrophobia under tint
Pobteurian sybtem. Fivo hundred and
twenty-one jxttlciits, oomo of whom cant
from Turkey, wero Inoculated, nnd thirteen
Tho director divides tho patients Into throe
groups, tho bettor to oxplaln the proportion
of fatal cases to tho total number of patients
dismissed as cured. In flfty-two cases the
existence of rnbles lu tho animals by which
tho patients were bitten was pro rocl by tro
Iiaunlng. Of thust uttlonU ouo dioJ. In
twelve cases the rabid condition of the aui
innls wns proved by tho deaths of persons
bitten by tho sumo animals, but who were
not brought to tho station. Of these ono also
dlod. Tliero wero UMI cases in which the
KitIenU till bitten by presumably rabid ani
mals had manifested signs of hydrophobia.
Of these seven died.
Sixteen ktmiis wcro inoculated as a pre
ventive measure, nover having been bitten
by animals, nibld or healthy, Dr. Oamaloa,
tho director of the Odciwi station, and an en
thusiastic illsclplo of M. PasUur, has been In
oculated three times, much iu Paris and twlc
in Odessa, not for rabid liltcw, but, aa ha bays,
simply to givocouUdenco Ut others. - V
Tho lmportnnco of purifying tho blood can
not ho overestimated, for without pure blood
you cannot enjoy good health.
At this season nearly every ono needs a
good ineillcino to rurify, vitalize, and curlch
(ho blood, and wo ask yon to try Hood's
pArMilIar Sarsaparllla. It strengthens
rcuucll aj builds up tho system,
creates an appetite, and tones tho digestion,
whllo It eradicates disease Tho peculiar
combination, proortlon, and preparation
of tho vegetable remedies used glvo to
Hood's Sarsaparllla pecul- jft l-realf
lar curative powers. No ' O IIS6IT
other medlclnohasBUch a lecord of wonderful
cures. It you havo mado up your mind to
buy Hood's Sarsaparllla do not be induced to
tako any other Instead. It U a Peculiar
Medicine, aud Is worthy your confidence.
Hood's Sarsaparllla Is sold by all drugpjsts.
Prepared by 0. 1. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
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