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Cheerily in the morning bright
Cometh the angler down the meadow,
fioaily Cashed in the morning light?
8eeking the pool that lies in shadow.
Drenched in the cool and sparkling dew
He neara the gurgling, splas! ing rill;
Ha part8 the brushwood?peeping through?
And drawing back, like a rock is still.
fcjfThen?daintily falls the fairy At,
8oftly kissing the dimpling eddy;
.Lazily floats it, light and dry,
To where a trout is -waiting ready.
Lo! now he .ake3 tbe gaudy lure
With plunge, and gr!m heroic str.ngth.
He fights, but cannot 1 >ng endureBoth
iluck and strength are gone at length.
Then?jaerrily goes the angler on.
Casting around the downy feather;
Ardently mounts the golden sun,
Making a noon of glowing weather.
Btill trout on trout doth follow fast,
The creel fills a- the day wears on,
And fuller yet, until at last
There is 'no room for even one.
Then?rosily flushed, in sunset-light
Tramps he homeward through the mea/iowu,
Fitfully lit by glow-worms bright.
Glancing amid the evening shadows.
Bland Teoce sits calmlv in his heart,
His dear-loved home he hails with joy,
And hastens in, glad to impart
A sweet content without alloy.
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Tins uiriffi m IMS &wui.
A Tale of Two Continents.
BY MHS. NINA LAWS ON.
! The two went to -work, and in a few
minutes had released the poor sufferers
from their perilous - position.
They were leaving the detestable,
f sickening place when Johnny's quick
'ear caught a faint moaning at a distant
"Hark! "Williams; I hear a moan.
"Who can it be ? This way with your
lantern, quick; perhaps it may be my
father, or?or maybe it is that poor
Williams quickly glanced at John'a
pale, anxious face, and what he saw
there told him all.
In a damp, dark corner lay the almost
lifeless form of Mr. Jones.
"Great heavens I he is dead! My
poor mother, my poor mother; what
ill u do ?"
Then he raised his father in his
strong arms and gently pressed his ear
to the almost silent heart.
"Thank God! He is not dead. Ah,
but nearly so from the loss of blood."
The two then carried the almost lifeleas
body out in the fresh air, and
gently laid it on the soft velvety moss.
During this time the rest of the party
had found and lighted the lamp that
liad been extinguished when Johnny
V They had searched the room long
B and thoroughly, and -were about to give
up in despair of finding any secret door
H -when one of the party discovered a
9 spring knob resembling one of thenaila
H-of the floor.
M It -was tightly pressed, when to their
H .great surprise a trap door flew open
H and they then plainly saw how the
B other thief had so easily escaped,
m A pair of steep, narrow steps, led
9 down into a dark damp room.
ga "We must go down, boys, for he is
H-oertainly hiding somewhere near here."
M*Tliey were soon searching the floor and
^u^alls of the lower room.
one is here, you see, and it seems
^ almost impossible to find a secret
mB "But there is one somewhere, and it
Bmust be found."
|jjf After another long and close search
^Bone of the party found a small, round,
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Iyeuow stone, ainerem irom me rest. i
He pressed it once, twice, three times;
then a door opened in front of him &?
gently as a leaf falling in the air.
"Ah! What means all this, boys?
Are we entering an enchanted region,
or is it all one horrible dream ?"
"I don't know anything abont enchanted
regions, but this does seem rcrj
strange. Let us go in and see what we
I As the door swung open a bright
light flashed in their eyes and a sweetscented,
warm air fanned their cheeks.
After crossing a short corridor thai
peparated the two rooms they entered
pne of grandeur and beauty, fit for a
ting in the glory of his reign. The
room was not large, but roomy, and
brilliantly lighted by candles placed ,
in gold candlesticks that were set with j
Rio rr? r>r\/l a i
The walls had the appearance ol
olid gold, while the floor was covered
rith rose-colored plush. The ornalents
of the room were made of gold,
nd from many flashed the bright light
f the pure diamond. A few choice
il paintings hung on wall, while
j the center of this room was a table
n which were placed many strange and
eautiful curiosities that had been gathraj
from all parts of the globe.
[jDce side of this room was beautiful,
|tcfctely colored plush, hung on rods
ncjie curtains were trimmed, ancj
lighHy looped from center, with j
I It seemed to the lookers on that
liere was * room back of this, or, i
ither, that this curtain was a partition.
Young Jones and the Sheriff were
kill working with the rescued prisonBy
the time the discoverers had some'hat
recovered from their surprise, the
tie other two had found their way
own the trap door and ii?t? 5his beauiul
'"Hello! what has happened and what pes
all this mean? !
ied us on here
ame unknown, enchanted world?" f
"No, Sheriff Williams, there is neither 1
sorcerer here nor are you here by
leans of magic, but by means of force, c
nd you are certainly aware that your E
resence is not at all agreeable." '
The whole party gazed in utter '
mazement at what they now saw, and
ould scarcely believe their own eyes, j
As Jones and the Sheriff entered the
X)m the curtains were parted in the '
I inter, and a man, arrayed in a robe fit
r a king, with a crown of gold and j
amonda on his head, stood before
"Is it necessary tor me to repeat what
said to yon, Mr. Williams?" uttered i
is unknown, strange man. 1
"No, it is not necessary, you thief,
m villain. I, the Sheriff, come to ar- i
st you in the name of the law." e
This grand splendor and brilliancy
Snot petrify young Jones, for the s
S in front of him he recognized to be i
ie second party he had seen in the i
"It will be of no use to you, Master e
>nes, to become angry with me and
ish for my arrest, because you have no ]
iance or right to do so. j
"lias house is now in my possession. <
and these rooms were prepared ror the
girl you have known as Liua Rice."
"I simply wish justice, sir."
"You hare your reward, Johnny
Jones; you have driven her away,
whom you would have laid" down voui
"You lie! I liAve driven no one
away, but to-day have sent three of
your worthless villains to eternal punishment,
and, if the Sheriff does not.
arrest you immediately, I will shoot
"Very well, then, let him come; but,
I warn "you. he cannot touch me!"
As Williams advanced toward this
strange, unknown man, he suddenly
disappeared, and the lights went out.
The unknown had disappeared,
where and how could not be discovered.
The party soon left the ~oom to return
to the released prisoners.
A litter was hastily made of pawpaw
bark, on which Farmer Jones was oarried
to his home. It was very late before
they reached Farmer Rice's home,
and only to find it dark and empty.
Mrs. Jones had persuaded her neighbor
to remain with her until the "men
folk" returned. Mr. Jones was carried
hv fnnr of the riartv to his house, while
TWIEams and young Jones remained I
with sad, lonely Fanner Rice.
"Do you feel strong enough now,
neighbor, to hear some news ?"
"I guess so; but it depends very
much upon what it is. I am not
strong enough for a very heavy burden.
"Yes, I see; but you must know this,
which I wish to tell you; nothing has
proven very serious yet, except, I fear,
we shall never find little Lina."
"What I My boy! Is my child still
in the power of that villain?"
"Yes, my friend, she is."
John then related all that had happened
during tho day and that evening.
The poor old man shook with emotion.
while the hot tears coursed down
his honest, rough, sun-burned cheeks.
"Johnny, my boy, may God bless and
keep youl You have not only saved
my life but your father's and brother's
also. You have lessened our enemy
by three, and I know you have done all
vou could to save my pretty, sunnyhaired
"Yes, friend, I did all that I could."
A deep, sad sigh escaped the old
nan's lips; and then, in murmured,
jaddeneu tones, half to himself, half to
>ur Creator, with his hard, bony hands
limped in pleading pity, he raised his
lull, dark eyes to heaven; the moon,
ay this late hour high up among the
low dim stars, shone down upon him
In his sorrow with a mellow light, as if
In respect for the lonely old man.
"Father, have mercy upon me! restore
me my child! She whom you
gave me, fifteen long years ago, is now
the light of my life. Have mercy, I
He sank, limp and powerless, upon a
moas-covered knoll, near the veranda,
while above his head, swayed to and
fro by the gentle spring breezes, hung
the white snowballs and red roses.
"Johnny, if she oannot be found I am
afraid it will be much the worse for me." |
"Neighbor, believe me, I am as sad
as you. I suffer more, now that she is |
gone, than words or pen can tell. She j
was my hope, my happiness; now life I
is void. If she cannot be found I shall !
not remain here, but go far away. I ,
shall return to the West."
"Ah, Johnnv, you loved her, too; 1
Just then they heard Mrs. Rice coming
up the long gravel-walk, pale and j
"Ah, Cri3to, my dear, good man, you !
are, I thank God, restored to me alive, j
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due wnere 13 111119 juuia r oue si^ueu, 1
and looked hesitatingly into her hus- j
band's sad, pale face.
"0, I see by your looks, she is lost!" j
She then threw herself in hi3 arms,'
and the two silver-sprinkled Jieada j
rested on each other's shoulder, wliila ,
sobs of sorrow burst from their lips,
and tear3 of anguish dropped from theix
Bad, sunken eye3.
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At sunrise, on the following day, the
Sheriff and hi3 party were to meet Joha
in the thicket, and start in search ol:
the secret hiding-place of Swarthy7im. !
Just a3 the sun peeped from the eastern ;
horizon a shrill, sharp whistle rang i
through the woods, which was answered 1
immediately, only a lew rous on.
"Hello, John, liow do you feel this
noruing? Fine, 1 hope; 'thi3 Is a capital
air to hunt thieves in, I tell you.
But, I say, how do you feel ?"
"All right, thank you. But let ua
proceed immediately down stream to
ihe tree which you marked yesterday."
"All right; are you well armed?"
"You see, if the girl is there, and
;hey are not willing to give her up, we
nust take her by force."
The poor little girl, if they had but
mown it, was then miles away.
"Very well, Williams; I could send
:hem all to rest with a very good grace,
aut I am afraid we are too late."
"Keep up courage, Jones; it is more
than probable that we shall find her,
ind I hope before very long."
"Yes, God grant it."
"Come Tx>yS; not a word from one of
jrou, and no noise."
.In about half an hour the party
reached the place on the bank of the
creek where Jim and his accomplice
bad been overheard the day before by
"Hist! halt!" commanded Williams, |
"this is tlie place where the two separated
yesterday. Follow me."
After another half hour of close
watch and carreful search, they reached
th? tree that Williams had marked.
Everything was examined by the
>arty so carefully that nothing seemed
ipturned or unnoticed.
For hours they searched for some
slue to an underground passage, but
ill efforts seemed in vain. The party
;vaa growing weary, and decided to give
xp the search for the present.
As they started to leave Johnny,
nore anxious than the rest, lingered
behind, still closely searching for a
Hia auick eve causrht a slight move
nent of the ground, a few feet from
iim, and, like a flash, he bounded to
It was but a mole!
Yet anxious. patiently, he waited and
iratched the moie as ic siowiy aug its
tv-ay under the ground.
Presently the motioned ceased, and
it that spot lay a peculiarly colored
jmall green rope.
"Ah! It is very strange that that
jhould be here. I will keep it, and, in
some way, it may be of some use to
But the rope was firmly fastened to
something in the ground.
He gave it a strong pull, when, to
iis great surprise, the earth seemed to
rive way, ami in front of him was a
leep. dark opening.
"Hello, boj3.; nere quick! "We haw#
Tliey were immediately by his side,,
and in a few moments all had disappeared
down the opening. A lantern
was produced, but nothing could be
seen but a long narrow passage, of
which the walls were heavy stone.
The party followed the passage and
finally came to a heavy iron door, which
wa3 closed, but not fastened.
"Ah! this looks bad, William^;. I am
afraid the bird has flown."
The. heavy door swung noiselessly
open on its massive hiupres, and the
party entered a large, cold, empty
The room was thoroughly searched,
yet no trace could be found of the little
stolen beauty. A few dead coals lay On
the fireplace; near the center of the
floor stood an old table, while in one
corner was a bunch of straw.
"Ah! cruel fate. I feared we were
too late, and now she is lost, lost forever;
perhaps her spotless soul now
oars high above our heads."
A sad, low wailing sound rang
through the low, damp room and along
the narrow, dark passage; poor Johnny
Jones fell back aerainst the wall, heavy
and hard, like a marble statue.
As little Lina went tripping through
the woods on that bright June morning,
expecting every moment to meet
her kind good uncle, little did she
think of the danger that lay in the path
beforo her, or of the sorrows and joys
that awaited her in the future. Like
all mortals, she was destined to experience
deeper sorrows than joys; her burdens
were indeed often more than'most
could have borne.
The fright caused by meeting her
captor as she did caused her to faint,
oor did she revive until some time after
Swarthy Jim had her securely fastened
in the underground room where poor
Johnny Jones had hoped to find her.
It might have been much better for
her had she never known where she
had Koon tol-on lmt annh was not to be.
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Finally those great, beautiful eyea
slowly opened, and gazed, in a dazed,
weary fashion, around the room. She
could not distinctly remember what
had happened, and, rising partially
from her hard bed of straw, she saw a
large, coarse-looking woman standing in
front of the fire, whose features were
plainly visible by the bright light from
the burning coals in the fireplace.
Near the center of the room stood an
old table, upon which stood an old,
Like a flasn, memory returned to
Lina, and she knew she was in she
power of some enemy.
ilMadam, please tell me who you are,
where I am, and how I came here?"
The old woman turned around with
a start, for she thought Lina still unconscious.
"You are all right, Miss; just lie down :
and keep quiet; I can do nothing for '
"But I won't stay here! I will leave '
here instantly, unless you answer my
"If I should tell you, you would <
know but little more than you do now. s
for you would not understand me; rest <
easy; you shall not be hurt."
"That does not satisfy me madam. 1 }
am not a child, but am old enough to j
understand; speak, I entreat you^ for s
you certainly possess some spark of j
womanhood, and you certainly possess
a heart that beats in sympathy for a
poor, lonely, wronged girl."
"I don't want you to ask me any .
more questions, Miss, but just lie there
and keep quiet. I have done all I can
for you, and you will please understand 1
that you cannot leave this room."
"Yes, I think I understand. You ?
are in league with the party "who *brought
me here, and who tried to kill x
my poor uncle. Can you not, will you a
not, have a little mercy and releasa r
[to be continued.]
The New Hat. t
II. Preparation., **"
III. Expostulation. ^
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TAMING A LION.
AN OCCUPATION TH AT REQUIRES
NERVE AND COURAGE.
A Trainer's Way of Teaching the
King of Beasts to Do Tricks?
Life Depending oil the
ION-T A MING
may be very fas^
einating, but it is
rU more dangerous
kfr i This is the time
'CP /flb iA^L J ?f year when the
(wmmM bo11 meu wh?de"
Km^ml vote l^e'r '*ves'?
tara'no an(* trainbeasts
?*a& the finishing
touches to the
education ot their royal charges and get
ting all ready to exhibit to the gaping
multitudes how easy it is to make the
fiercest of animals as docile as a kitten.
There art very few men who engage in
the profession of bringing up lions in the
way they should go. They cannot bo
made wild beast tamers; they muit be
It takes a man of unshakable courage
and indomitable nerve to face an animal
which can kill him with a single blow of
its great paw, and there are not very
many such men.
George Conklin, who is at present the
superintendent of Barnum's big show, is
perhaps the most noted lion-tamer in the
country. He is one of the very small
handful of men who are not afraid to
enter a strange den of performing lions.
His description of the means adopted to
tame the great cat is very interesting.
"The first thing to be done," said he
to a Journal reporter, "is to become acquainted
with the animal. This is done
bv roninse him down to the floor, and
then stroking him, talking to him, and
being close to him for an hour or so every
day just before feeding him, which last
is always done by the trainer in person
^ mini nil 1
A PERFORMING LION.
The manner of '"roping" the lion down
is very singular. A stout leathern
collar is introduced between the bars,
and by means of poles put about the
inimal's neck and snapped together.
A. stout rope, fastened to this collar, is
led through a ring in the floor of the
:age and out between the bars. The
lttendants then haul the lion's head tight
lown to the floor, and all is ready.
The trainer then goes into the cage
ind makes the acquaintance of his big
pupil. First he pats him on the head,
strokes his face and talks to him in soothng
This is kept up until the animal be:omes
quiet, when the trainer leaves the
:age, releases the lion, talking to him all
;he time, and feeds him.
There is no deviation from this system
mtil the lion ceases to be frightened,
ind has made an end of showing reentment.
Then the trainer begins to
lit his charge light, sharp blows with the
vhip, without which nobody ever enters
i wild beast's cage. As soon as the aninal
has learned the meaning of the whip
le goes into the next higher class.
Instead of pulling the lion's head
ight down to the floor, the trainer gives
lim an inch or two of slack. The atendants
have hold of the end of the
one. outside the rfirre. and at the least i
lemonstration oil the part of tho royal
>upil they pull his head down. As the
lays go on the amount of slack rope is
engthened, inch by inch, until the lion i
3 able to move around the ring. i
Then the trainer will hit his charge 1
martly and make him retreat in a circle i
round the ring that is within a foot of
lis fierce jaws, fir3t one way and then
he other, uutil at last it takes but a
light tap to make the beast jump side
TAME LIONS IN A PARIS CIRCUS. '
This part of the lesson over, the 1
rainer strokes his big pet, talks to him 1
oothingly, and then, after leaving the <
age, unties and feeds him.
Before long the rope is not needed. '
lauging quite loose, so that the lion can
;o all about the cage, he never does anyhing
which makes it necessary to drag
tis head down to the ring. Then it is ,
lispensed with altogether.
The first and most important part of
he lion's education is now complete. He
ias learned his alphabet, so to speak,and .
he rest is all plain sailing.
The lirst thiug to be done now is to .
each him to walk over the whip. This
i done by flogging and pushing him un- j
il he is got over it, and then feeding .
lim on some particularly choice tidbit,
'he next day he will probably step right
vev of his uwn accord.
Now the whip is raised higher and
ligher, until the great beast has to leap '
ar into the air to get over it. He is
rcll punished after each failure, and regarded
both by kind words and caresess
nd by food after every successful effort. \
At last it takes only an upward mo- i
ion of the whip to make the lion leap j
ugh into the air over the place where the |
i-hip would have been if the motion hud ]
een completed. ,
LIONS AND DOG PLAYING 8EK-SAW. 1
- - ? - v *- Then
comes teaching him to jump
through a hoop. This is done in the
same way, first with a hoop of ample dimensions,
through which he walks, then
skips, then leaps. At last the size
of the hoop is gradually reduced until
it suits the trainer's ideas of what is just
This is about as far as it is necessary to
go with the private teaching of the ani[
mal. He is next given for a companion
an old performing lion, and they are
taught in concert to perform together.
Example is greater than precept, and it
is no time before more animals are added,
until at last there may be half a dozen in
the cage at once. Mr. Conklia goes into
the cage with seven of them, but he is
the only man in the world who has ever
The joint feats are few in number, and
the genius of the trainer appears in his
fertility of combination. He teaches the
lions to jump over one another; to group
themselves in different evolutions; to
sham death and come to life again; all
at the word of command. Then he is
ready to give public exhibitions and
to put his pupils through their paces in
view of the admiring crowds that line
the streets on the day of the great circus
parade, or throng the seats afternoon and
evening when thousands of spectators are
beneath the vast tent.
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T F itu mi lugii uuwuwj nuv>u nnu bucu
trainers, the fierce beasts are not tamed,
however, in the sense that horses are
tamed. Woe be it to the unfortunate
stranger who goes near enough to the
cage to be within reach of those terrible
paws, armed with sharp, curved scimitarlike
claws. He may lose his life, and
may only lose an arm, but there is little
chance of his getting away unscathed.
Even the tamer?the fearless man who
puts himself in the power of his relentless
charges day after day?never dares
to enter the cage without that light whip.
Should he do so his life would not be worth
a moment's purchase.
Of course there are instances of individual
lions which were so tame that their
keepers could approach them emptyhanded,
but they are very rare.
This method of taming and training is
never varied. No attempt is ever made
to train the lions when infants, even when
bora in captivity. They are generally
allowed to wait until three years old before
they receive their first lessons and
sometimes it is even later before they are
taken in hand. The animals have never
been domesticated. Even the cubs born
in menageries are as fierce when they
grow up as if they had been captured in
the wilds of Africa. The only difference
is that they know their attendants from
the time that their eyes are first opened
and they are more easily tamed.
The intimacy that grows between animal
and trainer is remarkable. If a lion
has a toothache, which is not at all a rare
occurrence, he lets his trainer know it
and he it is who extracts the offending
member. If one of those terrible claw3
troubles him, the lion begs his keeper
for assistance. When the pain is relieved
or the disturbance removed, the animal
shows his gratitude in every way possible
On their side the keepers becomc so
strongly attached to their charges that
they are deeply affected by their troubles.
William Werner, one of the best known
trainers in the country, had a sick hyena
which would lay his head on his shoulder
on/1 mnon Mr WflrnOf WAlllfl flfpnlfA it.
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talk to it, and if the moaning became
too strong he gave way to tears.
They are a strange lot the lion tamersBeing
so closely associated with their
pets they gradually lose the greater part
of their human connection, and almost
forget their names. There are two of
them with Barnum's show who have been
known for macj years as Slim Jim and
Ricketty Jack. While these names are
known from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
scarcely a man of their comrades knows
their real names.
The sketch herewith represents the
lion tamer, Darling, in the midst of his
pupils at a pcrformanco at the Nouveau
Cirque, in the Faubourg St. Honore, in
Paris. Mr. Darling is a good looking,
fair American, who carries only a whi[:
for effect, his voice alone sufficing to
command the tawny children of the desert,
who, in company with a big Danish
hound, go through various perform
ances.?New York Journal.
The Last of the Great Eastern.
Oyr illustration represents all that remains
of what was once the most famous
ship in the world, the Great Eastern.
Thirty years ago she made her trial trip,
ind disaster seems to have been her lo*.
sver since. Fiqally, she was sold only a
short time ago to a firm in Liverpool for
breaking up, and this work is rapidly
progressing. The mutilated hull lies on
the shore of the Mersey, a spectacle for '
Ti.?ds and men. Soon even this will have
disappeared, and the Leviathan will have
jecome onlv a name.
How Names Grow.
How names grow receives an odd illus;ration
in the Congo country. White
people are known in the Upper Congo
iislricts as Batendele. Tendele was as
iear as the Congo nature could get to
;he pronunciation of Stanley, "ba" being
;he common prefix for people. Batendele
s the Congese for white people. In a
somewhat similar way the Indians of the
Northwest coast bestowed the title of
Boston men on all white people, as ships
;rom Boston were those most frequently
leen by them in the old days when the
Oregon coast was a howling wilderaess.?Boston
A professional rat catcher estimates
;he number of rats in the United States
for ovorv man. woman and child
in the country. For every child born [
there arc twenty-eight rats, and each rat i
brought to its death costs the people aD f
average of four cent9. He says that i) ?
every person in the land should set oul ,
to hunt rats for a month the nunibei ,
could not be reduced to less than 100, |
000,000.?Detroit Free Press. <
The inhabitants of the earth number
ibout 1,000,000,000; of these about j
33,000,000 die every year, nearly oue i
each second. There are 3064 languages J
spoken, and there are more than 1000 j
religions. The number of men is about
equal to the number of women, and the ]
average of life is about thirty-three years.
7 . ' *
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A SVTORV OF THREE LIVES.
[ see a youth pass by with springing feet;
f see a maiden blushing as they meet;
I see a rumshop yawning on the street.
r see a church, flower-decked in every part;
[ see these two united heart to heart;
[ see the rum-fiend poisoning a dart.
[ see a home all happiness and cheer:
[ hear sweet music as I linger near;
[ see upon the rum-fiend's face a sneer.
[ hear a moan from lips now pale and wan:
I hear a staggering step, the spring all gone;
[ see the fiend in triumph looking on.
[ see the lifeless form of one once fair;
[ see the broken-hearted wife kneel there;
I hear the demon jeering at her prayer.
[ see the fiend stand trembling 'neath God's
[ hear a voice, and awful is its tone;
I hear "Depart, foul murderer, to thine
MQCOR AT THE WORLD'S FAIR.
The Union Signal has a bright symposium
I on the World's Fair in- relation to temperance.
All the leading lights wave their
torches to scatter scintilating ideas as to the
best manner of conserving the great reform
at this great gathering. The concensus of
opinion is that intoxicating liquors should
not be sold on tha frrrainrlo hut- tj>iYinai-?nn?
drinks of every variety should be as handy as
the town pump in an old New England village.
It is also held that daily temperance
meetings should be arranged for. and a
world's congress representing all phases of
temperance sentiment both conservative and
radical, and that in all these . proceedings
women should bear their part equally with tne
A BLIGHTED HOME.
Three, weeks ago we saw a child carrying a
dinner-pail and hesitating at the corner of
Park and Main streets, in Lewiston. She
was a wee little toddler, with an old cashmere
shawl tied over her breast. She had
about four inches of stockings and gigantic
overshoes. A little baby nose was between
two eyes. Palmer Fox might have made a
Brownie out of her and the Auburn Art Club
would do well to put her face into their cata- .
logues. "My mamma," volunteered she,
after we had set her aright, "ith crying."
' Is that so? Why?" "Cause s'e is thick of 1
livin' wiv my papa." "Indeed! that is too '
bad. I am sorry. You love your papa?"
"Yeth, when he ith thober." A week later '
we saw the little one in her mother's arms at 1
a' railroad [depot and the mother was sob- J
bing. "We couldn't help wondering if it was '
the end of the domestic experiment of living '
with a man who could prefer strong drink to '
such a baby's love.? Lewiston (Me.) Journal J
RAILWAYS AND TEMPERANCE.
Railway managers are becoming more I
and more interested to promote temperance '
among their employes, not so mucn from 1
philanthropic as from economic considera- <
tions. The Chicago. Burlington and Quincy s
Railroad, for example, has recently issued a '
stringent order among all its employes, and
especially among station-agents, train-men, >c
and telegraph operators. These employes (
are warned to keep away from saloons if 1
they desire to remain in the employ of the 1
company, and discharge for a second offense I
of drunkenness is made obligatory. The '
carelessness and incompetency which come I
of alcoholized brains, resulting in misplaced c
switches and destructive collisions, have in t
the past taught railway officials many costly a
lessons. And in many cases travelers have ?
been needlessly sacrificed or caused needless '
suffering by drinking railway employes. 3
There should be no "high license" inaul- b
gence for railway men?nothing short of >'
prohibition.?National Advocate. t
A VICTORY IN CONGRESS. f
Temperance people everywhere are rejoic- *
ing over the victory for prohibition in the J
National House of Representatives on the l'
passage of the bill to provide for the organi &
zation of Oklahoma territory. One section a
of the bill, as reported, provided for having ?
fche high license system of Nebraska adopted "
for the new territory instead of continuing a
there the prohibitory regime. This plan was o
upset in the* Committee of the Whole House 9
on the State of the Union, by the adoption P
of an amendment offered by Mr. Stewart, of a
Georgia, to extend over the territory until f
after adjournment of the first session of its ?
legislative assembly the statute of the United '<
States which says that "no ardent spirits w
shall be Introduced under any pretense into
the Indian country." Several animated pro- tl
hibition and anti-prohibition speeches were a
made during the pendency of the question. A
At the request of Mr. Pickler, from South s<
Dakota, the clerk read the memorial of the f<
National W. C. T. U, entreating Congress to li
continue to protect Oklahoma against the o
liquor traffic. The final victory on the prohibitory
amendment resulted in yeas 133, a
nays 104, not voting 92. The bill was a sub- S
stitute for the Oklahoma bill of the Senate, tl
Rejection by the Senate of the prohibitory w
amendment is not expected. ? fr. C. T. U. ti
n?rrT? nan^u* nirap nr oawbtv a
vaiAr vr < vr aui c
"Drink!" said the active and busy Henry P
Clews, looking up from his stock ticker to "
reply to the reporter's question. "In one ci
word that tells the chief cause of poverty at h
the present time in this country. Of course
[ mean excessive drinking, the kind that ?
leads to habitual drunkenness, and by slow 5t
degrees paralyzes a man mentally and phys- li
ically. In this country, with its magnificent "
resources awaiting development and its ?'
abundant opportunities in every direction to m
develop ability and win success, there is no (
excuse for poverty. But for the drink evil ?
there would be no poverty to speak of. Once 3|
i man begins to drink more whisky or b?er
than is good for him he goes down hill ti
rapidly. He becomes careless in his dress
ind habits, then careless of his health and 't
norals. Ambition is destroyed in hiin and *
tie loses his grip. I am never afraid of the i<
nan who drinks as a competitor; his habit ai
is a weakness that disables him in the battle
jf life, and when the crisis conies he cannot fc
lold his own for a moment with the temper- 3i
ite man. The man who drinks does not w
Teat his wife and children right, he loses tr
vitality and self-respect. Domestic dis- tu
igreements and sickness are often the conseauences."?New
York World. is
temperance news and notes. w
There are in the London police district tex- x
;lusive of the suburbs) 13,855 public-houses.
"Ginger inpbriety," of the Jamaica ginger b
;ype, is one of the modern forms of drunken- th
The National Temperance Fete this year w,
will be held in the Crystal Palace, Loudon, it
The prevalence of the influenza in Munich fr
essened the daily consumption of beer bv
53,000 gallons. " *
The Union League Club menu, according j1(
io the New York Sun, has on it forty-seven
rinds of fancy drinks. a;
General Crook, the famous Indian fighter, er
who died recently, was a total abstainer fron: 14
x>th alcohol and tobacco. hi
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Na n
;ional Temperance Society and Publication
iouse will be held in New York city May 13. *a
If total abstinence is good for engineers
ind firemen, to whom are entrusted the ^
ives of a few passengers, why not for fath- **
>rs and mothers to whom are entrusted the jj
ives of children and the welfare of the n(
vhole future race? ?
The eminently practicable temperance wo sa
nun of Waahincrton have two SDlendid inSti- hf
utions under their control. 6ne is a fiee l<>
loine for soldiers, sailors and civilians, and w
mother is a help mission for poor unfortuiiite
women inebriates and opium eaters.
The establishment of free kitchens in
Vienna has not only largelv diminished the
lumber of drunkards, but has also led to a
jreat improvement in the health of the lower te
:lasses. One practical reform of this char al
icter is worth a wilderness of sumptuary of
It is said that the soberest land in Europt ^
is Spain. There, by comparison, there art ai
fewer drunkards and less alcohol drunk c*
than in any other country in Europe. Equal 84
ly surprising is it to know that the most in w
temparate land in Europe is Denmark, il ^
being assumed that the country is the most
besotted where the most alcohol is drunk per
head of the population. The Swedish Govern ii
ment has appropriated ?1000 a year for the X.'
promotion of temperance. ft
SABBATH SCHOOL. [ ?||
INTERNATIONAL LESSON FO&
Lesson Test: " Forgiveness and Lore,* ' -jc2j|
Luke vii., 30-50?Goltlen Text*
1 John iv , 10?Commentary.
36. ''And one of the Pharisees desired
that He would eat with him. And He went
into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to
meat." The incident of this lesson, like that ffiaB
of the last one, is recorded only by Luke, and ";$Sw
soems to have occurred at the same place, the
city of Nain. The principal intervening
events were the sending of messengers to "
Jesus by John the Baptist, who was in prison;
the miracles wrought by Jesus in their presence,
and the testimony of Jesus concerning
John after the messengers had departed. He
also rebuked the people because of their
treatment of John and of Himself saying
that John bad a devil and that Jesus was a
glutton and wine bibber and friend of publicans
aud finuers. "VVe should not be surprised
if'the mostnnkind and untrue things
are said of us as we follow Je3us (John xiii.,
16; xv? 18-30: xvi., 39). In this gospel we
see much of Jesus as a man among men, a
social man, and yet always an unearthly,
holy, separate and heart-searching nan.
Luke records four different occasions on
wnicu tie went 111 to eat with Pharisees and
publicans which are not mentioned in any oC
the other gospels (xi., 37; xiv., 1; xix., 7),
and Gil each occasion He has most heartsearching
words for the Pharisees. While V2|
He accepts their hospitaiijty He does not al- low
their favors to blind His eys or close His
37. i-And, behold, a woman in the city, JjS
which was a sinner." We do not know her
name. This is the only place where the
record is found and her name is not given.
The only name given to her is "sinuer7' and
that fits us all.
"When she knew that Jesus sat at meat in
the Pharisee's bouse, brought an alabaster
box of ointment/' It would seem as if light
had already dispelled the darkness from her
30ul and revealed to her a Savior. Just ask
yourself if you would be as quick to hear of ?:J?3
Jesus and come to Him; would you bring
Him the best you had, and get to Him even
though you had to enter the house of one
whom you knew would despise you? It may
be that as we consider this penitent sinner our
uearts are led with shame to confess that
tier promptness and courage and gift exceed
anything yet seen in us. B
38. "And stood at His feet behind Him ,
sveeping," etc. Reclining as they did at ' ^ ^
table, as she came behind Him, she could -*
easily stand at His feet, and, bending over
them, wash them with her tears. See her as
ihe wipes theih with her hair, then kisses
sneiu, ana anoints inem wacn cue ointment
she had brought. If we have not been pat
:o shame by her promptness and courage
ind gift, surely wo are now as we see he?
39. "Now wheu the Pharisee which had *
bidden Him saw it, he spake within himself.n
3e might as welt bare said it out, for Jesua
cnew his thoughts. He knows ours, too (Ps.
:xxrir, 2: Ezek. xi., 5), and we need conitantly
to pray that He would cleanse the
:houghte of our hearts.
40. "And Jesus, answering, said unto him,
jimon, I have somewhat to say unto thee."
)ur very thoughts need answering, and tho
iVord of God is equal to it. Vain thoughts
odge within .us, and waste our time and
liuder our service, but there is a remedy,
'The Word of God" (Jer. iv., 14; xxix., 11:
juke xxiv., 38). There are seven or eight '
lifferent Simons in the New Testament H?ory
besides Simon Peter, but this is the, "
inly mention of this one. The name, like
> mon in the Old Testament, signifies hearng,
and was the name given by Leah to her
econd son, because, as she said, "the Lord
iad heard" (Gen. xxix, 33). How helpful
t would be if we always remembered that
he Lord heard, and that He has somewhat
o ?v to usnhont theqa thoughts of n'irs 1
41, 42. ''When they had nothing to pay, he
raukly forgave them both. Tell me, thereore,
which of them will lore him most?" In
his story of the creditor and two debtors
esus would teach Simon somewhat of the
elations in which he and the women stood
o God. Not that the indebtedness of Simon v:nd
the woman was as fifty compared with
ive hundred, but that was about the way
timon looked a 'c it. He might be willing to
cknowledge that he was not as good as he
ught to be. but here was a woman whom
verybody knew to be a great sinner. Jesus
uc the matter from Simon's standpoint and
sked the question: -Which will love most?"
t would be profitable to consider here our
idebtedness to God for life, health, privi?ges,
protecting care, in fact all things, for
Bat have we that we have not received?
43. "Simon answered and said, I suppose
bat he to whom he forgave most. And He
iid unto him, Thou hast rightly judged."
mv one could see that the one who was congous
of owing five hundred, being freely
jrgiven, would feol under much greater obgation
to the creditor than the one owing
nly fifty; and thus Simon answered rightly.
44-16. "And He tnrned to the woman, and
lid unto Simon, Seest thou this woman?"imon
was no doubt surprised to have the
Noughts of his heart revealed. The poor
'Oman is no doubt surprised to have Jesus
urn in compassion to her. To be allowed to
aress and anoint His feet was a great joy,
ut to have Him turn His face to her, and
otice her, and commend her, mentioning
very loving act before all the people, ana
lacini? her in His estimation above Simon
imself, surely novr her heart was full. What
andemuation for Simon; what glory for
47. ' Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins,
hich are inanv, nr? forgiven." Good for
le poor woman, but what about Uimon and
i3 sins? In his own estimation he had none
orth mentioning, none that needed special
irdon, and Jesus came not to call the right>us
but sinners to repentance. If Simon '".*<33
>uld have bad a glimpse of his own heart
i Jesus saw it, he too would have had a
rokeo heart and have meekly sought forvaness.
But he was blind, and with salvaou
within his reach, even in his own house,
) sees not his need and goes without, little
linking that the man who now sat at his
ble, ready and able to save him, was inied
Israel's Messiah and would one day be
48. "And He said unto her, Thy sins ar?
irgiven thee." She heard Him say it to
imon, and if her heart was full before it
as surely overflowing now; but could it be
ue, did she hear aright? He turns again to
>r, looks into her face, and says directly to
. i'Tkw aino ora fnriri iron " a Via "
sure; He fias looked upon her; He has
loken to her: she believes that He is Israel'*
essiah, and now He has become her Saviour
id her soul can say: "Thine auger (not
ith her, but with the sin) is turned away,
id Thou comfortest me, for Thou art heme
my salvation" (Isa. xii., 1-2).
49. "And they that sat at meat with Him
igan to say within themselves, Who is this
at forgiveth sins also?" They knew Him
>t; they, too, were blind like Simon: there
as no forgiveness for them either, atihough
was within their reach. A reasoning,
lestioning spirit draws no blessing from
im, but only a broken and contrite and beiving
spirit, and this they had not. They
ere well satisfied with themselves. What a
ystery this is! God manifest iu tii? flesh,
saliiig the sick, raising the dead, fulfilling
ie prophecies concerning the Messiah, sucu
i Isa. xxxv., 5, 6, as well as those in referice
to His birth and place of birth (Isa. vii.,
Mic. v., 2i, yet they know Him not. The
mgry He fills with "good things, but the
ch He sends empty away (Luke!., 53).
50. i;And He said to the woman, Thy
ith hath saved ttiee; go in peace. now
needing abundantly above all sho could ask
think. Permitted to approach Him, she
allowed to touch Him, to handle His feet,
e looks upon her, He commends her love,
e tells her that her sins are forgiven, and
>w He seuds her away in peace with the
surance that she is saved. Forgiveness,
lvation, peace; He said it, ind looked upon
sr as He said it. Oh what love was in that
ok, what soul comfort in those gracious
TEMPERANCE 3EFORE PARLIAMENT.
No less than fifteen bills relating to the
raperance question are now demanding the
ttention of the English Parliament. Four
! them would place directly in the bands of
le people the power of expeling the traffic
om localities in England, Scotland, Ireland
id Wales. Three would institute Sunday
osing, five look toward restriction, two
m at improving the quality of the enemy,
hile only one falls to recognize the business
i an evil and a genuine foe to society.
A Michigan mathematician calculates
bat 17,500,000 people in the United
It&tft h?yo had the grip. ,
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