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tor EN. GEORGE WASIi NG
TON died Deceniber 14.
3 o 1-.). at his seat,
Vernon." His boly wns5
jgl placed in the oh Ilt:nly
vault on the estate three
Aays subsequently. For man sv
ihere were memorial servi- in
churches on the anniversary
ueath, but it passes now ininl
the happier unniversary
--being alone remembered.
I was one of a party ehatting t
fleman's house. in which th
ihree noted physicians aid
-,f the city. The conversation
lo the subject of Washing-ton
a nd its caes ," itima te at iin - -
f he sum totil r of wheh wa- in
but rather ensaFl.1tionfl ai Si
-Ws i g o ' d e t w a - -: - ----
pat ietws Washlin gvton::~ wasv
rdiinal mlpractic 11uh- on
-Yanes I my1110 foor it
beaunintona l~ wron-ds
TH*E NW !I
nornc of~. mypoeso. a nd
imgn ititAtre elai
wit hs getcettoeotn
thecas toa uryon y ria: 'er
Zlght yeas old th ~ut an er:~ir
tdiase pctig'. of a lnivit'yml
of fasrmers;a' in evry ways lar, V
"No, hot perfc" eaty"ine t
eds.me on"Hot is iteh ety
\hadnatrulsom drabscesvs in aija
boandowaide subjd e toImg n
rhati sm." irirghr a
"elre, Cgenrall in
rwno Jauhy a cod braye r
inc Th onlv r p~rfci b
evinces insl my b'orsenes .Ir: -r
eut fbeting thuigh i.'i ~, .
V aeinm. Th een
oane ofhmt \\' sion. o n to I
iagipeed Ditict Atno'ere h.
wit hia sgret chest tones *'
ihe ceto ban ury onera '
bust bil, of masi!siew frme in ru~t
s~ eaetso the andeir oehl .V -
.eIgt es oldwithpoceure ::: hee
disase cmitur of amonlise'.'-i
-f fearstnery ahi lorgr:: ''w
e:: d, and hathe '"iit b ' :
"N. Hit pfetl ealthyin ho '.
ed o. oAe.blise ost nhi:s : 'o:
b"G.an wasr bjcte tom uu nd'
"bledmniered. prei .
-Vh. cauha coldb bieiar va a
s. Gator:;! in wh;;h eno an -9
--9 h re bloord. takle:1 o'e a .n:
21. irer. blood ta en 3i '-.:kl
Calomei and tartar emetic
en: 4 p. n.
';;tient at 4.3o was so weak he
:sktd for his two wills. Destroved one
:;ni Said: 'I tind I :m gon1g.'
"At 3.:; p. '. the patiilt said to the
o-zur. 'I feel myself going. You had
It:ter not take any more trouble about
)ut :et me go off quietly. I cannot
ong.' The great. strong man was
!.usted by the frequent draughts of
ood. and felt *blue.'
. Biters applied to his legs, S
Cron this time le nioared to
A::he vill less ditticuily t:an he had
>l--. as his se(retary will state: but
othing was done to counteraet the
7--'ts of the loss of so muc1h b11lood,
-i at 10 p. n. le said: "I am going.
N h.\k A D IDt!,l. F 1:U.l T il E
for a vrdh-t in accord With
- ene e ouh! ' innlace., and SC
nilISeen to be nlow awakenl
a mahorri.d igh-tmare whle4 I
:t ow a man in the vigor of
a n soed, ithl every possibility of
a igasoeo er oea
1:f-dyn aIiln eahb h
:-iy w separated. ulber. the'
h-:-t ve I sen tholuh af wahe n
aaem hecentl buiedar andido no
2.m bod be0 aput in the vigor in
ess than twi eas fer pIbilit dead
aoou nd rstne of easkmoe t
eretary whoeleth did, and-b the
ret man uredt his lastiwords
Tisean dda illewsmnuesa"
"Ab oto te minutspefore het en
> iredd ro his brethngnecmenuc eand
xatae onthea hra or of1 thher cs
evinar hoia:!id cau O the tr-d
rain it mdeenl ui and ipresso not
me, and "Washington was bled to
death." "Washington died a victim of
malpractice." rur.s in my bead yet.
General Washington's private secre
tary, Tobias Lear, mnade notes of the
occurrences of the Ist illness of his
chlief. wrtig h m l tu :!( Stunid y fo)i
lowing his death, which ocurred Sat
i urday night, lecenber 14. hetween the
hours of 141 :nld 11. Hie : ::::es that the
Ge(neral oil ThlIrsday. 1th. rode out
to his farins about 1. o'ee!k and dia
not return home till pa t " O'clock.
Soon after he wvent out the weather
ieeain very had. raiin und hail and
snow falling alternately, with a cold
wind. When lie came in his neck ap
peared to be wet and] snow was hang
ing on his hair. He went to dinner
without changing his clothes. In tile
evening lie appenred as well as usual.
On Friday. the 1:th. a heavy fall of
snow took piaeo, which prevLenjted(1 the
Generaf from riding out. Anyway. he
enught a slight (old and buried hii
self in his study, when lie wrote his
11s prillipal physician in attendance
Aas Dr. Cruik, an ild friend and ex
army surgeon. ie was assisted in his
heroic treatment of the patient by Dr.
Gustavus R.. Brown, of l'vrt Tobacco,
Mld.. and Dr. I lick: so there were plen
ty oif ned:cal taIleInt presen t in the
sick room. On tih liast (:y 1he General
iliidf' a r:!r v. struggle i th lt'aill, for
at ' o'clti'k !in the inorninL- III - lIo[ up
and was dressed aun sat by the fire
for twvo ho:.:-S. :1 !q [t .-71 t!: - in, l
aft:-nolo l 1;o sn by th' tirt for :in
hor. but was wek:I to !::'k. So w-at
iiiit'clt'if i f his tre tnl
i:I., not coiti' d wa nI(o us.
()n Sundaiy. Deceiler 1:. the collin
w s orderedl frain1 .\l"N21lulrin. thef
ni.esu1rem nt of tIhl h:1tly selit bein::
In l lgi. six feet Ilree anld one-ha f
Aero:'s the shozillders. one foot nine
.\eross the chows, two feet one inch
Mr. Lear says lie paid Dr. Dick and
Dr. Brown $40 eacl for their services
which sumn Dr. Cruik advised as very
About 12 o'lock Saturday night thb
body was taken down stairs and 1i:M
out in the Irze rovmn. and on Tues'dy
was placedl in the coflin-a imahoganiy
one. lined wit lend-and on Wednes
day. 18th. Pi : p. .. the internt took
place, with modest mittltary and MaI
some- ceromies.. On .1ionday"ma
ures were t:ikeni tI ::e provision for
the refroshiient r f a large nuimiber of
ple." a'n a fter dipositin;g the body
in I'tl- v:"101. * :1 it ii eturned to the
hose and p:!rtok *f siiine refresh
Inent, til ri is of tile provision
were distributed amiion;g the blacks.'"
Washington wa. not buried with the
mtilitary honors due his .ank, nor was
the funeril attended by niy repreen
:ntive of the Government. Seven
ololels atcted as pall hearers. and "the
friends of the family" were its neigh
bors. The Rev. '%fr. and Mrs. Davis
read the Episcopal burial service, and
thie Masons perfo-med their ceremon
is, so. asidle from tile slight display of
tie Alexandria militia, the funeral was
that of an unostentatiouls pers5on.
&T WASHINGTON'S hEADQUAUTERS
Very well knowni are the buildings of
Philadelphia, Germantown and vicin
ty which have associations with Gen
'ralI George Washington. Less famliia r
s the "WVashington-'s Headquarters
EIouse," the oldest building in Rich
iond. Va., and sometimes called the
ld Stone House. This was built in
[73~. according to local authorities.
nd is said to have often sheltered
Patrick Henry. George Washiington,.
efferson. Mlonroe anid Mandison. besidesI
le M1arquis de Lafayette and others9
vho were prominent in the early strug
des to achieve liberty for this Nationi.
he Headquarters House stands on
uain street. between Nineteenth anld
Several young1 men~ of C'lyde, Pa.,
lear Philadelphia. have been engaged
n catching and shipping frogs to the
One iligh grade A bordeen Angus
~teer. weighing 15440 pounlds, sold at
ho stockyards recently for .'134, or ten
*ents a pound.
* - '4, -
vo niCon.'e tomal At.tenuion.
S [lit , 1: :: 1n r llii i
8 8II I
yet it is a1 mantz te1:inuot escape
eliphiatite intention thl u inl the tlistriim
tionl of ti reasure nlti ten pI cent.
of it Is exp lde l i the rural iistrietis.
The,(I itis n ter I (%,-towns _net tie
i'l ii' lhare. Thsi ri ation has
rteslteiid very iylar::ly frim ill lek of t
tention nirrdemiieain TheP time
has eomlt when- Congre.-ss Shouh111 41
somel th11ingX d ir ctl ben ) eficia Il to the
farmlin- (iasmes. Ilnd that thin" caln
bestk be donek byN extending" the aid of
the general govenment to th States
in oa c1ivonlstr'lct ilIl and ill] hmOv liellt.
The1 propojsitionl Ito d"I so. inl the form-,I
4-f what:1 i., now (ennunoilv knlown :Is
the Bono-aie ilhsbe
ien aly distlssl by I-. ilpres-. a11(1
sbeenl tdAr-sed by h Nl t io 1 - !
I.rIaiI te. Ihe Nan tnal ( ;m )Il Tini .\ -
I.I,int.: m v -* V ile i s. m
:I i 1.y II: mI-(
it I Ili A il :1 vI: r
;I N im - two year,*;1 :h;.th
peo pl. hl n ri:: t t (is um a ! .
Etveywh. h: t
i I .:' ar I.tti ipr intnt If 'th .
I ig hw1 1 T11 t R iv i Il t I i t i lqttt
'In t in Poto lii3o :ad (te Pilit1pinl.
eiy o o owhniii' people s no ::osd rl'l' vl
:11111 (ll-i)vC i't. 11hj it Il~ ut i ~c I
io s- O : i::ni. will ui tion. Thimit 11 jut'
t'rt'1 l~a i i tt t 'lol erndm nt'a 1u
%ndi"ts l t. M; t titYi I:( Vo g ilt,
v'ie'i'l' hait tliin d 1 1 ilt.
Ih ti::br I':ii:: g lb rnlity :i iri**t . i i
Tflf llt d t*i 5 putI1iijil. i'i;:i . htt ('t n ~tt
'Wthaety osErvvey iodued v hu
errhuhur. .1:rle!N ::- iw t sb
i kUd i ti i lI
tIl) i inil: 5 iliiiii t fl en- c %iit'l 1
svei th i-l t m:::is t urr::: b : r':11 tOs
t ile i t!::lis Inittpon es
tI .li, To;;t buisntferu hsiorisi. It i
at very h n:ires i-h the rs
, Gth iS.oinso "Canractuer' its
-ry i.nol. li - V l pi tion t i n t' slt
e is: the W .:% a' l i a cf i l
pih;.-tlh :er .st lon. horine she harin ii
,opp uiiTa inati~ oke uot ofe sthe
ritndfnetu hrn: (iteress ofth 1) oun-l't I
ry.o fre nenitled t recical hen-r
-tise nc t w ofs'' ; oenmenti i nt
if th publicw( th i'wtays. W ut
[t a teearlayii:1 (1g a li'inu evenli
fee iof th Eiit Stif'atet fotefrstd
ist. gnol sharein the prolgrest.'s ofathe
lountry. lcl'I Wy treitow:ready2toOco- n
]ereil. tanslilttin lnd socilB in- :
Lerests o thecunrln blni.V
CUBA W0Ll li[EP US
Friendly Santiment That "ists Be
tw -en the Countries.~
a~i: de 'aba. is "; ('' bt e
: il :::iit . : 1m .11 1 h 'p, e
.I otca:s w :: . 1 -r 1'il din Pre;'n'
11- : : l' II1' rat . it t. I
n .nin' 1 Pre 1ie1n l e141 vles4lt41l
1'V- ei Sa ub m oi 'id t iip' le
1 it '-ra 4 .\ dr a lepresi nti 4I rd
the 4 l''4itet! 't lle 4)n4l the dilesr 41')'
liesl 14!)1 ever i-enli1:4 i s)1 11 1:.)4l1
Lynching in Alabama Town.
::1 iv!nI. . I., Spe ial. - i hink
,N h-:dn w!n wb:n; - I h th In r
''1 1*l: w o i l'. 4 J>'41 - ; Ilo!r 11
& :sach sof.ihl! (. a o mti- r
h .118 ast . ws an- 4b4 (4 ud:'' f:i'.
The Union ill Case.
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3 neli w ' S % I 1 .2- 1 4:11d
14-d i a- 4h:1r Y K'1'il ' am !Ie
44 i11111o '41)1 Mi!- I ,f -)11M i.11C
CnLi Graves' New Paner.
1'\'ns1p'l !r 1. Snih II1 o l iilneof he m t
-- e(Xd. Thrne i-. was r - ii. ee
Un'.4.Vtll :i:I c ene'llt :1-1ill. bute
(''4 . !W! week Go ' .h-!:lf4. belivin:0th1r
'414: :ite lin t ' lleI. ) l31'I~ 'I'
TohSe Fon il Cag Sse.
NClu'rh.o n. S'ei:l*- 1'')41114he 1Iu-i:
'.1 1Uni1n l 'tt2ni 3)4)e111112 of) 'ni11 .
h 4 1 en l ': iii ne1xt Wednet Ibr:.
: y i'1t e . ''h 1: - pr41o!'e1e4'iin e n
- )4ra 'n- j)ar f rom4l' the( cas'I!
agient bteo iLtc N.:awst in Brie
. )ir pJnide . Tl. <'.' hua-I. which i''
lI i. dil III s ! t1~ 14 11104 r sin a a i. s
41' .::4 I)'4uirlest1V414ll la'.Ills l ni'.l
l'4VUn 'in ('4'4'ton4 Mil(i14f Ma11in.
i'; T )Newsi was:1 mmonneed Wednei1
4wspape ti'h4' ith a daily', WIo beS
nown I: as The4 Evnn Geori.' The
Pital. Ciol . (.'raves say.4ihati'1 a
-rIce441 wil be l~n IN v I444' ti w44 re::4'4
4:: th 1 ~V lega l p oit :: ' hl~ ed4i11i
Fail to Findve esLiigtship. bu
e:eine cntipan werie aubnd tbo
.9tralees (orntoila omj ill byrth
elIit hell s t I':1U' n' ; 14) ' nuni'ii1', l:!1
"hva ThonulshlP. Fwh-r.'l Thes eln
d'it as 4 oll o: .ll50.00041~ in M4 ..950.
l:'ret Im of'14 Ltme News 1in0 Brief.1
'jrly of'~ the c: .Xhn dhlkins :.~nver
IV9. di!4l of's!a' tt':l..ili
ilarin~n. F ste :u t Ilple ar
ITHE SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATION.L LESSON COMMENTS
FOR FEBRUARY 25.
gubject: J Power to Forzive, Mark
ii., 1-12-Golden Text. Mark. ii., 10
Memory Verse. 5-Topic: forgiveness
I. The multittde athers to hear
Chris-t t s. 1. :). 1. "Aw m i_-Jain." At
the einse of the missionfary tour in call
lee. *Into Caperiauim." "Which was
His home or headtuartire'. "After
some days." Some days after the leper
had been healed and the excitement
had quieted down. *It was noisod."
The news spread very rapitdly. -In
the liouse." Either the house which
He occupled witi His motheri and His
brethren (Matt. 4:1:;, or possibly that
of St. Peter. When Christ is in the
house. I. (ood men will be attracted
to i. 2. Bad men will be benefited in
It. 3. Divine benediction will rest
upon it. 4. lUenelicent minii4ries will
flow from it. M. .any were gath
ered." The audience in-luded Phari
sees and doctors of the law who had
come from the towns of 4:atlileo. Judea
and Jerusalem (Luke 5:171. They had
rome to inspect and criticis" this new
Teacher. It was like the atherinr of
israel on CarmeI to witiess the issue
between Elijah anrd the priests of Baal.
"About the door." There was a great
coneourse of per-ple so tiat the house
1ITwl c0u1rt were .both tilled. "Preached
tho word." The doetrine 'f the Son
of (;(1d. They hail com- p:i'.tly to criti
cise :nd partiy out of* cuiosity. and
now .1esus s the opporitulity to
preaeh tie Gospel.
TH. A palsied sinner brought to
Ch~rist (vsz. 3. 41. --. "*Comle unto Him."
A -ss to .Tesus seemed impossible.
ThIre wre niny obstacles in thIm' way.
Simould they have waited or a conVen
i-it scason? No. They rust force
their way to ChrIst. "Bringi ong oe."
Hie was young for Jesus calls him son.
but he was full grown for it required
four men to carry him. There are
niany so weak and discouraged that
they cn rinot go to Jesus without assist
ance; we shoul always h read yto
help such. "Sick of the palsy." 1. It
takes away the sense of feei:. 2. It
weakens the will so that when men
would do good evil is preseit with
the,. 3. It produces a fixed condition
of evil. with intense suffering. "Borne
of four." Each one holding a corner
of the ":alet" or bed. whieh was mere
ly a ithkicy padded quilt or mat. There
was co-operation in this work. One
I conid rot have done it: it n'eedel four.
In the u1ion of hea ts and. hanIs there
Is strng 1h. 4. "The piress." It
semed nquite impossible for the crowd
to mvake: :w. cipening- sutificiently lar1ge
for th,:ni lo pasz thr.oug-h. "Unicoveredl
the roo." L - say. "through the
n" ".oken :t un." Oriental roofs
wer made of different kinds of nate
rIal. Iuke says;z they let this man down
iohhe "tiling." They appear to
Lve broken up the tilin.g or thin scone
slabs. so etimes used at this day.
III. Christ for-gives sins (vs. 5-7). 5.
"Saw their faith." Many of the gifts
of healing and restoration were ob
laied through the faith and prayers of
Ihe friends of the sufferers. See Matt.
8:13: 3;rk 5:3(: John 4:50. Jesus
"saw" their faith. Real faith acts.
Christ always notices arid commends
faith. "Son." He spoke with tender
ness. Matthew adds, "Be of good
cheer." "Thy sins are forgiven." mR.
Y.) Our first great need is the forgive
ness of sins. Jesus rightly puts this
ahead of the healing of the body.
(. "Certain of the scribes." "he
scribes were the leaders of the nation,1
the theologianis. "Reasoning in their
hearts." Our word "dialogue is de
rived from the same Greek word. 7.
"Blasphemies." -'But God only." They
rightly understood thrat all sins are1
sins aigainst God, and therefore orly
lie could forgive them. See Psa. 51:4.
IV. Christ heals disease (vs. S-12).1
S. "JTesuis pereelved." JTesus knew thei
thoughts (Matt. 9):4). When Bar Cocav
declared himself Mcessiah. tire rabbins,
I (uote'd Isau. 11:3. and examined him to
see if lie could reveal the throughts of
their hearts. H-e fa'iled andt they slew
himu. "Why reason ye' MarttheW
says. "Wherefore think ye evil'" 9.
"Wihether it :s easier to say." em-. Some
thi-n'k that in these expressions Jiesus is
merel'('y ask ing wich is ft easier claim
to mai~ke. But He evidently means
mior'e than that and uses the term "to .
say " with the farther thought of "do
1n-"le then shows that Hie han~s the
power to forgive sins by at once heal
ing the palsied man.
10. "That ye may know." "Son of
Man." T1his is the title which Christ,
most frequently applied to Himself,I
sometimes interchanging it with the
"Son of God." This title is never ap
plied to Christ by the writers of the1
Gospels. Jlesus appropriated to Him
self the prophecy of Daniel (Matt. 26:
63. 64: Dan. 7:13). It is applied to
f'hrist morei than eighty times in the
New Testament. "Power on earth:"
They were thinking of God as being in
H-eav'en. ind Jesus calls attention to
the fact that there is power on earth
now to forgive sins. 11. "Arise."
Hiere is the test. Christ shows His
'blity to forgive sins by His ability to I
1". "H1e a ros-." "Before them all."
This- thrinr was "not done ini a corner." 1
Chis t's mit'rel"s were perfCor'med in the
m'ost public manner and were never a
(1uestined by those who witnessed
them. "mazed. Tuke adds. "They
w-ere fihl'-vd with fear. "Glorified God."
T hey Iin ad igm'h do"eree of rev-erence
1o: God and were tilled with admira
ti-n for iii plower andt goodnovss. "O
this~ fai-on. "Chrlist-s wor'ks are
wi thout ore en H le n-t- independ
my nd aises wahu no tine. They
1-i even ;*hree maks of Ills divinity:
thonwhts. ::. Hlinh~g disease. The
w.-'. -:-:iay. I.' P the sam te i-:lty
Snh tour'. and is still able to forgive.
The Will To Die-.
Two o: reew years ago. in a h~an
casi~hirie it)I . while a fai' was ir
proturess. :0 the o: imrito" of a si eamn
roundt-ahu: r here camne a shopkecepert
w\hos;- wife v~as lying supposedly at<
he poin1 of dlea ih. "Thou munp stei:1
hy. organ." lhe s:uhd. "Why?" asked
the other. "Thou mrun siOp it. I telli
ta': my missus cn'vn't tlee. "was the i
rel-a dlialogue for which the writ.
er can vocitc. A clergyman had pla.C
ed on record a similar instance. V'isit
ing at sick parishioner, he was toldt
by the dloctor that the sickroom was
full of mourners, assuring the woman
that she was about to die. And the1
woman wa~s dying-from suggestion.
thougch organically there was not the
least reason why -sh-e should. The
clergyman entered the room and
cleared Out the (doleful ones. "You're
not going to die," he said. "What!
Am I not dying, parson? Then, thank
God, I won't" That woman was well4
in next to no time, and round at the1
vicarage thanking its master for hav
ng saved her life.--St. James Gazette.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25.
A Pure Life.-Rom. G. 15-23.
"This one thing I do." said Paul.
He beKeved in irheaess, that is to
say, purity of aim. He made a
specialty of salvation. The captain
of an ocean steamer is in charge of
fifteen hundred people. and has au
thority and responsibility over a
thousand activities. But his greg
business is to get his ship alongside
her pier, safely at any cost, and as,
swiftly as may be. That one business.
settles many questions which might)i
otherwise trouble the captain.
The Christian's g:eat business is to
make his Christian life productive and
profitable. He has been set apart for
this. He must le in command of
himself, and for this definite pur
pose. He is to develop a character
fit for heaven. and it is so great a
task that it demands all his powers,
linked to and co-operating wit +f.
might of God. He must live e sim
ple, the true, the pure life"'
The Christian who ha'this conc'
tion of his lifework is saved from
much trouble and vexation of spirit.
Some things are impossible to him,
not because they are wrong in them
selves. but because they will hinderf
him in his great task. Will he dance?
play cards? spend his evenings at the
theater? or at some cheap and frivol
ous "party"? Will he keep his mind
constantly occupied with the details
of his temporal affairs? Will he be
c'rer for the small rewards of earth?
Tic will do none of these things, or
the thonsand other things unworthy
:f the Christin name. He is "de
voted." -snti'ied." "cnacrated,"
" a life which has no room for these
"I couldn't help it." is often a good
reason and a poor excuse. The apol
ogist may speak the truth, but he
cannot avoid his responsibility. The
nan who has formed the habit of
swearing is likely to be profane with
out being conscious of it. The im
pulse to swear springs up at the in
stant of provocation. and the act is
inicker than his perception of it. He
idn't mean to swear, he may say.
Nor did he. this time. But ten years
ago he could not swear without stop
ping to think what to say. And he is
responsible for the habit.
CHRISTlIN ENOEO NOTI[
Meesima, and Missions in Japan.
Neesima knew that whate
ained of the western le ng was
is only in trust, and he-yas a faith
Neesima could say with Paul, "I
vas not disobedient to the heavenly
-ision.'" What he said he followed.
.nd what he heard he obeyed.
Neesima was one man against a
tation, but he was also one man with
bod; and he was "not ashamed."
'Neesima had many trials but one
rust, and the one trust was more
han equal to the many trials.
Facts in Neesima's Life. ,
Neesima was born In Tokyo, Feb
uary 12, 184i3. When he was six
een years old, the reading of a
~eography of the United States caus
d him to long to know more of
kmerica. A chance copy of a Bible
n Chinese gave him the principles of
he true religion.
On July 1S, 18;4. at the risk of his
ife, Neesima ran away to this coun
ry. On the way, at Hong Kong, he
old his sword to buy a New Testa
ent in Chinese. The owner -of the
hip in which he sailed, the Hon.
lpheus Hardy, ef Boston, became in
erested in him and gave him an edu
He graduated from Amherst Colleg
n 1870. He spent a year with the
apanese government embassy, visit-.
g all European capitals to study
ystems of education. Craduatir.g
rom Andover in 1874. he was ordain
d as the first Japanese Chriian
~vangelist. and returned to Jadan in4
His great work was the etablish
g at Kyoto of the greatest thristian
ollege and theological sebcol in Ja
an, the Doshisha. The name mean
The Doshisha was olened Novem
e29, 1875. There was tremenous
pposition, both to the foreign relig
,' and to the foreian teachers,. but
eesima had strong friends at court
In 1S3 Neesimat againu visited the
inited States, and the Doshisha soon
fter broadened into a university. At
e time of Neesim'a's death it hade
Neesima died on January 23, 1890.
is last words were "Peace! Joy!
Four thousand persons attended
s funeral. including the governor
d a delegation of Buddhist priests.
.nd the funeral p'oession wvas a mile
n a halt long.
Alternate Topic for February 25:
hat Christ teaches about the for
iveness of sins.-Matt. 6:12, 14, 15'
:21, 22; Luke 7.^,6-50; John 3:14-21.
That dogs make exc'ellent detec
it-s is well known, but their use as
etual members or a olice for'ce is an
dd and interest ir.g experiment
hich WV. G. Fitzgerald describes in
is story. "Dog Police on Guard," in
e December Techniiical World Maga
"When the Ghen: (Belgium), chief
f police had got his ptack of -recruits'
ogeter, he began to train them to
istinguish between skulking crimi
als and the ordinary, reputabl~e citi
en. who walks by day. Some very
ateresting demonstrations and experi
ents were triedl by means of dum
ies; and it is a fact that within
ew weeks the, more intelligent dogs
tad learned how to spring upon and
ake hold of a man by his clothes
'ithout driving their teeth into him.
"Special kennels were then built in
he police stations, with the name of
ts occupant over the door of eacn.
~oats, collars and muzzles were pro
,ided by way of 'uniform,' aad there
ere even little boots provided for
;nowy weather. A veterinary surgeon
ras appointed at police headquarters
o care for the dog policemen when
hey were sick, and the matron at
~ach station was charged with tpe,
luty of getting their meals ready
hen each dog came off duty with his