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KEY. DR. TALMAGE i
SUNDAY'8 DISCOURSE BY THE A
Subject: "Plain People." k
Text: "Salute Asyncritus. Phlegon, Her- w
mas, Patrobas, Hermes, Philologus and fa
J alia."?Romans xvu, 14,15. al
- Matthew Henry, Albert Barnes, Adam m
f Clark, Thomas Scott and all the comaenta- h<
' tors pass by these verses without any especial pi
remark. The other twenty people mentioned cc
in me CDapier were uisun>fui;tut?a lor some- st
thing and were therefore discussed by the cl
illustrious expositors, but nothing is said in
about Asyncritus. Phlegon, Hermas, Patro- re
bas, Hermes, Philologus and Julia. Where to
were they born? No one knows. Where did lil
they die? There is no record of their decease, ar
For what were they distinguished? Abso- ar
lutely for nothing, or the trait of character M
would have been brought out by the apostle, fli
If they had been very intrepid or opulent or or
hirsute or musical of cadence or crass of th
style or in anywise anomalous, that feature lo
would have been caught by the apostolic Mi
camera. But they were sroort people, because Li
Paul sent to them his high Christian regards, wl
They were ordinary people, moving in ordi- wi
nary sphere, attending to ordinary duty and wl
i meeting ordinary responsibilities. wl
What the world wants is a religion for mi
ordinary people. If there be in the United th
States 65,000.00* people, there are certainly to<
not more than 1,000,000 extraordinary, and fin
then there are 64.00 >,0U) ordinary, and'we do th
well to turn our backs for a little while upon ca
the distinguished and conspicuous people of lo<
the Bible and consider in our text the seven an
ordinary, spend too much of our time sai
in twisting garlands for remarkables and Ch
building thrones for magnates nnd sculptur- foi
ing warriors and apotheosizing philanth- gl<
ropists. The rank and file of the Lord's pit
soldiery neeu especial iimp, ua
The vast majority of people to whom this spl
sermon comes will never lea i an army, will tht
never write a State constitution, will never an
electrify a Senate, will never make an im- all
portant invention, will never introduce thi
H new philosophy, will never decide fal
the fate of a Nation. You do not ex- ri
pect to; you do not want to. Yoa will not W(
oe a Moses to lead a Nation out of bondage. me
You will not be a Joshua to prolong the day- nai
light until you can shut five kings in a cav- to
em. You will not be a St. John to unroll an th<
apocalypse. You will not be a Paul to pre- ba<
aide over an apostolic college. You wfll not me
be a Mary to mother a Christ. You will more ma
probably'be Asyncritus or Phlegon or Her- trl<
mas or Patrobas or Hermes or PhilologU3 or ate
Many of you are women at the head of old
households." This morning you launched the grf
family for Sabbath observance. Your brain inj
decided the apparel, and your judgment was am
final on all questions of personal attire, am
Every morning you plan for the day. The the
culinary department of your household is in br<
your dominion. You decide all questions of bet
diet All tho sanitary regulations ot your am
house are under your supervision. To regu- quf
late the food, and the aoparel, and the habits wa
and decide the thousand questions of home cat
life is a tax upon your brain and nerve and im]
general healtn absolutely appalling if there tin
be no divine alleviation. ha:
It does not help you much to be told that to <
Elizabeth Fry did wonderful things mid the the
criminals of Newgate. It does not help you wii
much to be told that Mrs. Judson was very wii
brave amons the Bornesian cannibals. It fan
Ass.a*> *?a* Koln waii mn/?K fn ho tnl.i thof TTlnr- Hff
?nee Nightingale was very kind to the an<
wounded in the Crimea. It would be better oul
for me to tell you that the Divine Friend of the
Mary and Martha is your friend, and that He bre
gees all the annoyances and disappointments ing
and abrasions and exasperations of an ordin- flel
ary housekeeper from morn till nijrht, Bet
and from the first day of the year to the last 500
day of the year and at your call He is ready T
V with help and re-enforcements. the
8 They who provide the food of the world Hi?
& decide the health of the world. One of the He
? greatest battles of thus century was lost be- wh
" cause the commander that morning had a fit see;
of indigestion. You have only to go on some his
errand amid the taverns ana the hotels of tha
United States and Great Britain to appre- par
date the fact that a vast multitude of the ami
human race are slaughtered by incompetent dec
cooker}*. Though a young woman may have C
taken lessons in music and may have "taken din
lessons in painting and lessons in astronomy, in
she is nor well educated unless she has taken cha
lessons in dough. They who decide the ap- cen
."V parel of the world and the food of the world Tat
decide the endurance of the world. 1
An unthiuking man may consider it a mat- of <
ter of little importance?the cares .,f the the
household and the economies of domestic life All
?but I tell you the earth is strewn with the der
' martyrs of kitcbe n and nursery. The health hin
shattered womanhood of America cries out san
for a God who can help ordinary women in the
trio ordinary duties or Housekeeping. ine itai
wearing, grinding, unappreciated work goes bla
on, but the same Christ who stood on the 10,(
iV bank of Galilee in the early morning and 1
kindled the Are and had the fish already trai
cleaned and broiling when the sportsmen the
stepped ashore, chilled and hungry,, will help not
every woman to prepare breakfast, whether ppa
by her own hand or the hand of her hired whi
The God who made indestructible eulogy giv
of Hannah, who made a coat for Samuel, due
herson, and carried it to the temple every woi
year, will help every woman in preparing the aqu
family wardrobe. The God who opens the Chi
Bible with the story of Abraham's entertain- and
rment of the threo angels on the plains of der
Mamre will help every woman to provide got
hospitality, however rare and embarrassing, beft
It is high "time that some of the attention tte The
have been giving to the remarkable women Let
of the Bible?remarkable for their virtue or the
want of it or remarkable for their deeds? ent<
Deborah and Jezebel and Herodia and Atha- cry
liah and Dorcas and the Marys, excellent and the;
abandoned?it is high time some of the at- tha
tention we have been giving to these con- qui
apicuous wonJen of the Bible be given to T
Julia of the text, an ordinary woman amid call
ordinary circumstances, attending to ordi- live
nary duties and meeting ordinary responsi- a h
K' bllities. at i
Then there are the ordinary business men. pot*
They need divine and Christrian help, of
When we begin to talk about business life, you
we shoot right off and talk about men who cab
did business on a largo scale, and who sold wa]
millions of dollars of goods a year, but the gen
vast majority of business men do not sell a tor;
million dollars of goods, nor half a million, erai
nor a quarter of a million, nor the eighth any
part of a million. Put all the business men Det
of our cities, towns, villages and neighbor- fled
hoods side by side, and you will find that ben
they seil less than <50,000 worth of goods. He
All these men in ordinary business life want air
<livinc help. You see how the wrinkles are L
printing on the countenance the story of we
worriment and care. You cannot tell bow kee
C, old a business man is by looking at him. Evt
Gray hairs at thirty. A man at forty-live of n
with the stoop of a nooogennrian. No time A
to attend to improved dentistry, the grinders lua
cease because they are few. Actually dying bla
of old age at forty or fifty when they ought the
to be at the meridian. all
Many of these business men have bodies ami
like a neglected clock to which you come, ask
and you wind it up, and it begins to buzz dea
and roar, and then the hands start around boa
very rapidly, and then the clock strikes five hea
or ten, or forty, and strikes without any ask
eense, and then suddenly stops. So is the con
body of that wornout business man. It is a girl
neglected clock, and though by some sum- fait
mer recreation it may be wound up, still the tati
machinery is all out of gear. The hands turn to a
around with a velocity mat excnes me as- "w
tonishment of the world Men cannot un- hea
derstftnd the wonderful activity, and there boa
is a roar, and a buz?, and a rattle about these goo
disordered lives, and they strike ten when bap
they ought tz strike five, and they strike dra
twelve when they ought to strike six, a?.i hot
they strike forty when they ought to strike hea
nothing, and suddenly thov stop, l'ost t.-v
mortem examination reveal tho fact that all iiili
the springs and pivots and weights and balance
wheels of health are completely deranged.
Tho human clock has simply run
down. And at the time when the steady
hand ought to be pointing to tho industrious livt
hours on a clear and sunlit dial the whole wrt
machinery of body, mind and earthly capae- der
|ty stops forever. The cemeteries have thou- del
Sands of business men who died of old age hid
at thirty, thirty-five, forty, forty-five. coa
... Now. wliat is wanteu is ?ruce?uiviae ove
gtticn for ordinary business men, men who wo;
are harnessed from morn till ni^ht and all wh
the days of their life?harnessed in business, riei
Jfot grace to lose ?100,000. but srrace to lose it t
<10. Not grace to supervise 250 employes
in a factory, but grace to supervise the bookkeeper
and two salesmen and the small boy *
that sweeps out the store. Grace to Invest I
not the f 80.000 of net profit, but the $2500 rec
cf clear train. Grace not to endure the loss hal
d a wlioio shipload of spices from the la- tlii
;-4 ' .
les, but grace to endure the lore of a papei
f collars from the leakage of a displaced
lingle on a poor roof.
Grace not to endure the tardiness of th<
merican Congress in passing a necessarj
tw, but grace to endure the tardiness of ac
rrand boy stopping to play marbles wher
e ought to deliver the goods; such a grace
3 thousands of business men have to-day,
eeping them tranquil whether goods sell 01
o not sell, whether customers pay or do nol
ay, whether the tariff is up or tariff is down,
hether the crops are luxuriant or a dead
lilure. calm in all circumstances and amid
II vissicitudes?that is the kind of grace we
ant. Millions of men want it, and they
av have it for the asking. Some hero 01
sroine comes to town, and as the procession
isses through the street the business men
>me out and stand on tiptoe on their store
eps and loot at some one who in arctic
imeor in ocean storm or in day of battle or
hospital agonies did the brave thing, not
alizing that they, the enthusiastic spectars,
have gone through trials in buknesa
te that are just as great before God. There
e men who have gone through freezing
ctics and burning torrids and awful
arengos of experiences without moving
re miles from their doorsteps. Now, what
dinary business men need is to realize that
ey have the friendship of that Christ who
oked after the religious interests of
atthew. the custom house clerk, and helped
rdia of Thyatira to sell the dry goods, and
tio opened a bakery and fish market in the
lderdess of Asia Minor to feed the 7000
10 had como out on a religious picnic, and
10 counts the hairs oi your head with as
uch particularity as though they were
e plumes of a coronation, and who
at the trouble to stoop down with His
iger writing on the ground, although
e first shuffle of feet obliterated the divine
ligraphy, and who knows just how many
:usts there were in the Egyptian plague
d knew just how many ravens were necesry
to supply Elijah's pantry by the brook
lerith, and who as floral commander leads
rth all the regiments of primroses, fox>ved,
daffodils, hyacinths and lilies which
;ch their tents of beauty and kindle their
mp fires of color all around the hemitiere;
that that Christ and that God know
i most minute affairs of your business life,
d, however inconsiderable, understanding
the affairs of that woman who keeps a
-ead and needle store as well as all the afrs
of a Rothschild and a Stewart.
rhen there are all the ordinary farmers.
> talk about agricultural life, and we imtdiately
shoot off to talk about Cincintus,
the patrician, who went from the plow
a high position, and after he got through
> rHef-nt-nraMn In ttrnntv-ona rtnvH went
it again to the plow. What encouragent
is that to ordinary fanners'? The vast
.jority of them, none of them, will be palians.
Perhaps none of them will be Senirs.
If any of them have dictatorships, it
11 be over forty or fifty or 100 acres of the
I homestead. What those men want is
ice to keep their patierfce while plow;
with balky oxen and to keep cheerful
id the drought that destroys the corn crop
1 that enables them to restore the garden
) day after the neighbor's cattle have
)ken in and trampled out the strawberry
1 and gone through the lima bean patch
1 eaten up the sweet corn in such large
intities that thev must be kept from the
ter lest they swell up and die; grace in
ching weather that enables them without
precationto spread out the hay the third
le, although again and again and again it
s been almost reaiiy for the mow; a grace
doctor the cow with a hollow born, and
i sheep with the footrot, and the horse
W ^V?/\ n n/1 f A AAmrtal fV(A
>ll luu auu iu wmpoi iuq uuling
acres to yield a livelihood for the
lily, and schooling for the children, and
le "extras to help the older boy In business,
i something for the daughter's wedding
fit, and a little surplus for the time when
ankles will get stiff with age and the
ath will be a little short, and the swingof
the cradle through the hot harvest
d will bring on the old man's vertigo,
ter close up about Cincinnatus. I know
farmers just as noble as he was.
rhat thev want is to know that they have
friendship of that Christ who often drew
i similes from the farmer's life, as when
said, "A sower went forth to sow," as
en He built His best parable out of the
ne of a farmer's boy coming back from
wanderings,and the old farmhouse shook
t night with rural jubilee, and who corned
Himself to a lamb in the pasture field,
I who said the eternal Goa is a farmer,
laring. "My Father is tho husbandman.'4
ome. now, let us have a religion for ornrv
nonnlo in nrnfAsetnna In nrvill nations.
agriculture, in the household, iu mer.ndise,
in everything. I salute across the
turies Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas,
robas, Hermes, Philolosus and Julia,
'ake the few extraordinary railroad men
>ur time and see what abuse comes upon
m while thousands of stockholders escapa.
the world took after Thomas Scott,Presiit
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, abused
1 until he got under the ground. Thouds
of stockholders in tbat company. All
blame on one man. The Central Paciflo
lroad. Two or three men get all the
me if anything goes wrong. There are
)00 in that company,
mention these things to prove it is exDrdinary
people who get abused while
ordinary escape. The weather of life is
so severe on the plain as it is on the higli
,ks. The world never forgives a man
o knows or gains or does more than it can
>w or gain or do. Parents sometimes
e confectionery to the children as an in?
:?ment to lake bitter medicine, and tbe
ria 9 sugar pium preceues me worm a
ia fortis. The mob cried in regard to
ist. ''Crucify Him, crucify Him!"
1 they had to say it twice to be unstood,
for they were so hoarse, and they
their hoarseness by crying a iittle while
jre at the top of their voice, "Hosanna!"
> river Rhone is foul when it enters Lake
nan, but crystalline when it comes out on
other side. But there are men who have
ered the bright lake of worldly prosperity
staliine and came out terribly riled. If,
refore, you feel that you are ordinary,
nk God for the defenses and the tranlity
of your position.
hen remember, if you have only what is
ed an ordinary home, that the great deirers
of the world have all come from such
ome. And there may be seated reading
(four evening stand a child who shall be
ent for the ages. Just unroll the scroll
men mighty in church aud state, and
i will And they nearly all come from log
in or poor homes. Genius almost al,'S
runs out in the third or fourth
eration. You cannot find in all hisy
an instance where the fourth gentlon
of extraordinary people amount to
thing. Columbus from a weaver's hut,
uostheu<?s from a cutler's cellar, Bloom.
and Missionary Carey from a shoemaker's
ch, Arkwright from a barber's shop, and
whose name is high over all in earth and
and sky from a manger.
i?t us all be content with such things as
have. Go i is just as g)od in what He
r>? amv fr.m ua a* in what civn-j lis
;n h knot may be useful If it is at the end
,t an anniversary of a deaf and dumb<i3y1
one of the children wrote upon the
:kboard words as sublime as the "Iliad,"
' Odyssey" and the "Divina Commedia"
compressed in one paragraph. The exIner,
in signs of the mute language,
ed her, "Who made the world?" The
,f and dumo girl wrote upon the blacked,
"In the beginuing God created the
ven and the earth." The examiner
ed her, "For what purpose did Christ
ae into the worldV" The oeaf and dumb
wrote upon me DiacKDoara, "rnis 13 a
hful saying and worthy of all accepon,
that Christ Jesus came into the world
uive sinners." The examiner said to her,
hy were you born deaf and dumb while I
rand speak?" She wrote upon the blackrd,
''Even so, Father, for so it seemeth
id in Thy sight." Oh, that we might be
tizei with a contented spirit! The spider
ws poison oat of a flower; the bee gets
iey out of a thistle, but happiness is a
venly elixir, and the contente 1 spirit exits
it not from the rhododendron of the
s, but from the lily of the valley.
Made Insane by Face Powder.
liss Mary Belcher, a young woman who
js at Sugar Grove, Ky., is a mental
jck, owing to the use of complexion pow.
She was a very pretty girl, but suddy
grew pale and'bought the powder to
e it. After U3ing the powder for a while
.rse black hair began cropping out all
r her .face, and shaving only made it
rse. She was a most nonular srirl. but
en the hair continued to grow she wori
so over it that her mini gave way, and
9 feared she will never recover her reason.
?nbRn Sj-uipathliers In This Country,
t is said that the Cuban revolutionists are
eiving the sinews of war at the rate of
f a million a month from their sympazer3
in this country.
r TO SUCCEED WOtSELEY.
Lord Roberts Appointed to the Comma
of the Forces in Ireland.
l It is officially announced that Queen V
i toria has approved the appointment of Fii
> Marshal Lord Roberts to the command
her Majesty's forces in Ireland.
Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Lord Roberts
. Candahar and Waterford, who has been j
I zetted to succeed Lord Wolseley as oo
I mander of the forces In Ireland, is the m
? popular officer in the British Army, and il
r the earnest hope of his fellow countrym
' that bis present appointment is only preli
inary to his elevation to the post of Co
mander-ln-Chief of the Army on the i
? proachlng retirement of the Duke of Cb
1 bridge. He has served in many wars, but
chiefly known abroad for the part he took
FIELD MARSHAL LORD ROBERTS.
(The new commander of the forces in Ii
the Afghan campaign of 1878, when he pe
formed a series of feats, which showed hi
to be one of the ablest commanders ai
most brilliant soldiers in the service of h
country. In 1885 ho was appointed Coi
mander-in-Chief of the Army of India,
I which Dosition he conducted the Burme
3ampaign. He was created a Poer In 18?
and in the following year resisned his I
iian command and returned to England.
THE NEW YORK AT KIEL
Th? Germans Awarded Her and Her Slat
Ships the Palm.
Captain Robley D. Evans, commandii
the war ship New York, in a letter to tl
Navy Department gives an enthusiastic a
count of the magnificent reception given tl
American representatives at the naval eel
bration recently held at Kiel, Germany. 1
use Captain Evans's own expression tl
American war ships took all of the "blueri
bons" during the festivities.so far as the nav
display was concerned. The cruiser New Yoi
was the object of special attention and a<
miration by the representatives of the Ge
man and English navies, and they pr<
nounced her the best appearing ship presei
at the celebration- They admired the coi
struction of the vessel, her armament, h<
equipment and the discipline maintained t
the "Yankee" crew. The German new
papers printed column after column <
extravagant comments upon the displa
made by the American ships.
The German Emperor was particularly in
nrocaoil vfth tho Vttte YAPIt TTA mnrlAQPVPri
visits aboard, and never seemed to gro
weary of admiring her. He made seven
close inspections of her guns, her machinei
and her general equipment, and ho was free!
quoted in the Germa i newspapers as con
plimenting the American navy.
Even the English officers were profuse i
their admiration of the New York, and the
admitted that the Americana made the moi
attractive display with their four ships, tb
New York, the S.m Francisco, the Columbii
and the Marblehead.
The comments upon the American shif
made in the German newspapers were n(
sent out by the news associations at Kiel, f
they are controlled by Englishmen. Captai
Evans'g letter contained numerous clippinj
from the papers referred to, and they sho
that the German press was not backward i
awarding the palm to the American vesse
SEVEN ITALIANS MURDERED.
Their Fellow Countrymen in Loalslan
Say the Mafia la to Blame.
The third of a series of Italian assassin!
tions was reported from Elmhall plantatio
in Ascension Parish, near Donaldsonvilli
La. The assassin was supposed to b
the man Naska who fired into the houf
of Giordano, killing three and seriousl
wounding four persons. This occurre
In St. John Parish. In 8t. James, tb
neighboring parish, and but a few mil(
A way from the scene of the first crime. Vii
oent Uido and his wife were waylaid on tt
publio road by an unidentified assassin an
word IH llarl
Next day an Italian entered the Italia
quarters at Elmhall plantation, In Ascenslo
Parish, the next one to St. James, and wltl
out the slightest provocation fired Into tb
cabin ot Filipo ituiso, mortally woundln
him and also his four-year-old boy.
The assassin left a plain trail behind hin
and the 8herlff, with a posse, following i
arrested an Italian, who gave his name i
Salvadore Puglial. The authorities ha
every reason to believe that he committe
the three murders in St. John Parish, an
perhaps is the murderer of the Uidos. Th
Italians along the coast are much alarme
by these murders. They all say that th
Mafia 1s at the bottom of them.
NEARLY 2,000,000 BIBLES;
American Ulble Society Distributes Thai
ni uome ana Aitroau.
Over 1,509,000 Bibles and portions of th
Blblo were printed during the year by tl
American Bible Society, according to li
seventy-ninth annual report. More than
million wore printed on the presses in th
Bible House, New York City, and over half
million in foreign lands. Through pui
chases of additional volumes the total nun
b<?r disposed of by the society during th
year reached 1,958,674.
Jloro volumes wore distributed in Chin
than during any other year slneo the sociot
began its work there. Excellent work wc
done among the Jnpnnese soldiers. All ba
rlers to the introduction of the Bible int
the army and navy thore havo been remove
and the distribution, the report says, hJi
the express sanction of the highest oflicei
of the empire.
In the home field over 845,000 volum*
wore distributed duriug the year.
A Fatal Fall From a Dizzy Height.
William Williams, an expert rigger, wr
kiliod while working upon the City Ha
tower at Philadelphia, Penn.. which i9 ovt
500 feet from the irroun<l. Musing his holt
he fell from a senffold to a platform in mi<
air, forty feet below, and was dead whe
The Record on the 1'nciflir.
The second vessel of the Portinnd-Chin
steamer line, the Asloun, just arrived r
Victoria, British Columbia, made the vovap
in the record-breaking time ofllftecada*
from Yokohama, Japan.
Murder Results From the "Tip" System
William Buford and Gordon Ewing, coi
orod waiters in the Southern Hotel, Chieagc
111., quarrelled as to who should servo
gunst known to be liberal with tips. Bufor
bhot Ewlng, who died instantly.
To Trotect American Interests.
Secretary Herbert ordered a United State
warship to Panama to protect American ii
tcrests in tho dock laborers' strike.
llntile With Indians.
Reports from Pocatello, Idaho, announce
n fight between Indians and settlers net
Jackson's Hole, Wyoming, in which thrc
! white men and six Indians were WUod.
*c" When I was a lad trying to learn my ranl3ld
Uplloatlon table, the teacher gave us some
of axamples to do which were intended to put
.the knowledge already acquire i into practice
and develop facility in U9ing it. E.ioh ex01
ample seemed an iusuperable task?a harder
>a- ane I have not met with since. I would
~m- struggle over the first product, and after that
ost was obtained by recurrence to memory or re:
is ferenoe to the text-book?usually the latter?
ten repeat the samo process, nnd so on till after
m? the slowest possible progress the final result
m- was reached, and then that was as likely to
ip. be wrong as it was to be right: but after I
m- had become perfectly familiar with the tables
: ig after I had wrought them into the very fibre
in ot my brain ana made them a part of my
? mental oonsciousne98, multiplication oecama
in easy, almost an Involuntary thing, and the
examples about did themselves. So it is
hard to fulflli the commissions we oarry, to
be altruists and consecrate our lives to others
to work the works of God in the earth, as long
is we do it all meohanioally or by rule: but
:6t love, which is the soal of God, enter our
hearts and become a part of them, and obeying
God, blessing our fellow men, doing our J
life-worlt, translating our self-cons -iousness
Into character and conduct, will be the
easiest tasks of our lives, the natural and !
aeoessary functions of our being, the sure,
inevitable goal of all our attempts and attainments.?
Eev. John Baloom Shaw, D. D.
I There was an old turnpike man on a quiet
jountry road, whose habit was to shut his
?ate at night and take his nap. One dark,
*et midnight I knocked at his door, calling,
"Coming," said the voioe of the old man.
j Then I knocked again, and onoe more the
ruicu rcpueu, ' uuluiu^.
Tbis went on for 9ome tims, till at length I
?rew quite angry, and jumping off my horse,
>pened the door and demanded why he cried
Coming" for twenty minutes and never
"Who's there?" said the old man in a
inlet, sleepy voice, rubbing his eyes, ''What
i'yewant, s'r?" Then awakening. "Bless
/er. sir, and yer pardon; I was asleep; I get
to used to hearing 'em knook that I answer
" coming' in my sleep, and takes no more nodee
1? So it is with too many hearers of the Gos'
? jel, who hear by habit, and answer God by
," labit. and at length die with their souls
isleep. Awake, 0 sleeper, for God "hath
12 ippointed a day in whioh he will judge the
jvorld in righteousness by that man whom he
lath appointedand then your idle answers
viil all be brought to light.?The Watchword.
Br This matter of testing reaches to the heart
>f our dally living and affacts nearly everyhing
with which we have to da The food ,
o .nat we eai, me eiuiu iu uui ^aimouio, ??*?*
ie vagons or cars in which we ride?all are In
q. ?ome way tested or proven before we make
lse of them. We can each cite a multitude
>f cases that come to our notice every day.
e- *jid as we are given to passing Judgment
:o jpon the material things about us, so we are
ie jeing judged and proven by a higher power
b- :han ourselves. Tne great question is: Are
al are likely to stand the final great test of God's
k lay of judgment when every secret work is
i- :o be passed upon? Christ is the standard by
r- vhich our lives are to be tested. He is ''the
> snd of the law for righteousnes?to every one
it hat believeth." If we have taken him as
i- >ur personal Saviour, are trusting in him and
sr ceeping his commandments, we shall be able
y ;o pass the required examination, to stand
s- .he test. In him we find the way.?Selacted.
i- One may imagine a musical instrument left
?1 n some old castle deserted during political
w -evolutions, standing warped and cracked
al .vith heat and dampness?uustrung, untuned
y ind voiceless. But at length the owner rely
;urns, and the tuner is summoned to put the
l- nstrument in order. He lifts the cover and
:he dust rolls back in clouds. "Ah!" h?
n jays, "it is a noble instrument, by the
ly grandest of makers." He strikes a chord?a
it ildeous discord, rather?which drives all
ie learers from tho place. And now, as he bell,
jins to screw and turn, to bring up each key
:o its proper pitch, what wallings and
)3 jcreechings till the room! People would sav,
)t ''That a musical instrument V" But the
is :nner says, ' A'alt, all will be right in time."
n \ndwhen the long work is completed, and
ts he sits down to draw forth from those strings
w jome melody, or one of Beethoven's majestic
n harmonies, children and servants flock to
Is listen in amazement and wouiler. Thus it is
with us in the world. Oh, be patient while
God is tuning you: Now the walling and
:he discord, oy-and-by the full and perfect
harmuny.?Henry Ward Beecher.
i- Does your spirit faint ? The Divine promn
ises are a drooping honeycomb, better than
g Jonathan's. Dip your pilgrim staff into
' their richness, and put your hand to your
>e mouth like him, and your faintness shall
ie pass away. Are you thirsty? They are the
ly flowing stream of the watar of life, of which
id you may drink by the way, and lift up your
ie head. Are you overoome by the sultry
js burden of the day ? They are as the
l- 300I shadow of a giant rock in a weary
ie lani. Have your steps well-nigh slipped?
d They are a staff in your hand, on lop of
which, betimes, like Ja?ob, you may lean,and
n worship God. Are you sad? There are no
n such songs to beguile the road, and to bear
l- you on with gladness of heart. Put but a
ie promise under your head by night, and were
g your pillow a stone like that at Bethel, you
shall have Jacob's vision. The thirstiest
i, wilderness will become an Elim, with palmt,
trees and wells of water.?Andrew Geikle.
1(j TALK ABOUT IT.
d He who is determined to become "rich tort
wanl God," and to that end is looking oared
fully after the various sources of spiritual
in revenue, will by no meaas neglect opportunities
for religious conversation. He will feel
that he cannot afford to lose the stimulus to
bis zeal and the enlargement of his religious
knowledge that comes from comparing exn
periences with others. '"Iron sharpeneth iron,
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his
friend." They that fear the Lord should eerie
tainly speak often one to another about the
ie things lying nearest their hearts. If religion
tg is steadily ignored as a topic of conversation
among those who meet socially or privately
n day after day. how is it possible they should
ie consider each other to be really in earnest
a after likeness to Jesus? There is pressing
r- need of a. change of habit in this regard
1- among professing Christians.
" Nothing is of moro importance, if we would
rapidly i;row good, than the habit of making
~ all the petty trials, annoyances, and griefs of
* every-day occurrence a means of uniting the
. will more fully with God's. This is the true
' mission of trials, and only as we use them to
~ this high end are we using them nright.
All-! most people find it a very long ami difJS
flisu t lesson. Nevertheless it can assuredly
be learned. The trilling disappointments
and sorrows, the crossings of our will or inclination
that come so constantly, may yield,
each of them, but a trilling gain ; but the
^ total sum shall be glorious iudeed. Every
time we utter down deep within a hearty
' "amen" to any of these minute manifesta)i
tions of God's will, the union between us and
1, God is made a little closer.
'v Wo are exhorted to the sacritlce or our
bodies unto God ? the mouth to proclaim
His word; the eyes to jjuze on His works;
the hands to <lo Iliin service; the feet to
a walk ou His errands. -Goulburu.
A- we hold a candle fo tho (lam<> until it is
3 fully limited, s ? w-! iiiu-t li ?11 ourselvo* to
Christ and His wjrd by in '.lituti-jii. ?**jaijol
A Miraculous Escape.
Charles Kent, of Milwaukee, the const ruc'
lion foreman of the Guaranty building. Bufn
fnlo, N. Y., who fell from "the nine-story
i girders to the cellar on July 5, will recover.
No bones were broken, though ho was terribly
cut and bruise 1. His escape from instant
death is looked upon as miraculous.
Shanghai (China) papers report a ghastly
incident at a recent execution. Just at
0 the moment of the execution the victim's
u hands nervously grisped the unnnent of the
executioner and held on after decapitation.
Bv'for- t'i" grip could be IjOocncd tlie ex;cutiOLcz
dioil oI frigiit. i
SABBATH SCHOOL '
INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOR
Lesson Text: "The Brazen Serpent,"
Num. xxi.t 4-0?Golden
Text: John HI., 14?
4. "And they journeyed from Mount Hor
by the way of the Red Sea. to compas9 the
land of Edom, ami the soul of the people
was muoh discouraged because of the way."
Edom was Esau, Jacob's brother. So the
Edomltcs were near kinsmen of Israel,
according to the flesh. Yet they refused to
allow Israel to pass through their land, although
Israel offered to pay for the water
they might use while passing through fxx..
18-21). In the previous chapter we have
also an account of the death of Miriam
in the first month, ana the death of Aaron
In the fifth month of the fortieth year.
See chapter xxxiil., 38. We find Israel in
this lesson about where we saw them in the
last lesson, but it Is thirty-eight years later
in the story. Hundreds of thousands have
died in the wilderness, and a new generation
has grown up, yet of those thirty-eight
years of wanderings because of their unbelief
we know scarcely anything. They
were out of fellowship, and it was lost time.
We are reminded of the thirteen years of
Abram's life of which we know nothing
(Gen. xvi., 16; xvii., 1). and of the lost time
of the Nazarite (Num. vi., 12). When we are
out 01 ieuowsaip wun uoa tnrougn unbelief
or worldliness, the time is lost. We are
reminded that the journey of life is often a
weary one to the flesh, but if we are in Christ,
who is "the way" ("John xiv., 6), and will
continually "consiaer Him" and "look unto
Him" (Heb. xii., 2, 3), we will be greatly
helped and strengthened and will not be discouraged.
even through our own relations
turn against us. Think of the brother of
Abel, thebrethren of Joseph and of David,
and even the brethren of Jesus did not at
one time believe in Him ("John vii., 5).
5. "And the people spake against God and
against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us
up out of Egypt to die in the wildernessi' for
there is no bread, neither is there any water,
and our soul loatheth this light bread." Ps.
lxxviii. tells the story of their sin from beginning
to end. In Deut. ix., 24, Moses says,
"Ye have been rebellious against the Lord
from the day that I knew you." In Num. ?
xi., 1. it is written that "when the people f1
complained, it displeased the Lord." And in
Ps. xcv., 10, the Lord Himself says. "Forty v
years long was I grieved with this genera- P
tion." What a relief to turn to Him of whom
it is said by the Father, "This is My Beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased," and to ?
hear the Son Himself say, "I do always ?
those things that please Him (Math, rvii., 5; 0
John viii.. 29). The Word for us is, "Do all ?
things without murmurings or disputings." '
"Be content with such things as ye have" ?
(Phil. ii.. 1-4; Heb. xiii.. 5; see also I Cor.
x.. 6-13). ?
6. "And the Lord sent flery serpents 0
among the people, and they bit the people 0
and much people of Israel died." In James J3
ill., 8, it is said that the tongue is an unruly 1
evil full of deadly poison, and of sinners it *
is said in Rom. ill., 13, "The poison of asps 0
is under their lips." The people had been c
slandering God with the poison of their ?
luiiguua uuu uuv* s,uxry ?,ro renping as mey V
sowed. They sowed the wind and they are d
reaping the whirlwind (Gal. vi., 7; Hos. viii., a
7). Sometimes a swift reckoning overtaken a
the sinner, as in the case of Korah and his JJ
companion, Achan also, and Ananias and "
Sapphira. but it is always preceded by much a.
long suffering and patient forbearance, as in ,
the days of Noah. "He that being often re- *'
proved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly
be destroyed and that without remedy" "
(Prov. xxlx., 1). "Because there is fprath,
lest He take thee away with His stroke; then
a great ransom cannot deliver thee"
(Job. xxxvi., 18.) a
7. "Therefore the people came to Moses ti
and said. We have sinned, for we have n
spoken against the Lord and against thee. t|
Pray unto the Lord that He take away the
serpents from us. And Moses prayed for | d
the people." In Ps. evil, we read again and a
again tbat they cried unto the Lord in thfcir b
trouble, and He heard and delivered them. ^
He is full of compassion and forgiveness, p
and for us It is written that "if we confess ?
our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us p
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousnosf"
(I John i., 9). There is a better
way to live, however, than that of constant c
sinning and repenting. We may walk in the a
light as He is in the light, have fellowship ^
with Him and rejoice in the blood that e
cleanseth from all sin (I John L, 7). We a
shall never on this side.of the glory cease to ^
need that cleansing blood, but we may have g
wonderful victory over sin and fellowship a
with God. q
8. "And the Lord said unto Moses, Make ?
thee a flery serpent and set it upon a pole, and w
it shall come to Dass that every one that is e
bitten when he looketh upon it shall live." rj
How strange the remedy, a likeness ?f that -|
which slew them! How suggestive of the ^
Lord Jesus, who took upon Him our like- _
ness, the likeness of sinful flesh and was Ji
made sin for us (Rom. vili., 3. II Cor. v., 21). j(
The serpent brought death, and the likeness
of the serpent brought life. By Adam came e
sin and death and the curse. By the Son of
God, in the likeness of Adam made a curse
for us, come life and health and peace (Rom.
v., 12.. 17; GaL ill., 13). How simple the way
of life! Though all but dead from the serpent's
bite, if but the glazing eye could see 81
the brazen serpent there was me. <3
9. "And Moses made a serpent of brass and '<
put it upon a pole, and it came to pass that ^
if a serpent had bitten any mnn, when he t'
beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." In n
John Hi.. 11, 15, see the Saviour's applica- a
tion of this to Himself. Write your own q
name in full in John Hi., 16, instead of the t<
words "the world" and "whosoever," and tl
believe that God means you, and the believ- tl
ing look upon Him who died for you, in the It
liffht of John i., 12, will surely bring you ti
life. If C. H. Spurgeon, now resting from h
his labors, passed from death to life by a h
look, in obedience to Isa. xlv., 22, you can ti
do the same if you will. The atonement has p
been made: the work of providing redemp- si
> 1_.l_t._J Au-I-i. Jl?J >? ?.f_ ^
iron nas oeeu naisuou. ouirisi uiou iut uur ?
sins, according to the Scriptures; He was de- fl
livered for our offenses and raised again for d
our justification, and nowthe penitent sinner ri
who honestly receives Him Is instantly justi- a
fled from all things and maue accepted in s?
the Beloved (I Cor. xv., 3; Rom. iv., 35;
Eph. i., 6, 7; Acts xiii., 38, 33j.?Lessou
DOUBLE TURRET PROVED SAFE. 'c
Navy Department Settles a Vexation* ^
Question by an Experiment. k
Tho double-turretod United States monitor T
Amphitrito has just returned to Hampton w
Roads, after a trial of her great guns at sea. a
She was seut out with instructions to Are the
big ten-Inch guns directly across her decks K
with full service charges, the purpose being bi
to settle a doubt a3 to whether this could bo di
done without injury to the decks from tho w
blast of tho guns. A telegram sent to the b
Navy Department from the commander of L
the vessel contained the gratifying informa- m
tion that this had been done with satlsfac- A
tory results, hence there is no lonirer any
doubt as to the efficiency of this battery as
With four healthy sheep tied up on the sc
fore and aft decks, while her great ten-Inch rt
rides wore fired and tested at sea. Secretary ei
Herbert demonstrated the falsity of thi n
theorv that the guns' coucusjiou alono wouiJ al
kill. ' w
A Itecord-llrenklnsr Crop. (r
Crop reports from ail parts of Kansas are pi
to the effect tint the corn yield this year will sc
l>e tho largest in the history of the State, or
Competent an l wll-poste 1 crrain experts say tli
tint the Scale will pro In 4>I).U').1.000 hush- le
els of eor;i. This enormous amount will be ra
utilised for the most part in fattening cattle
and hi>KS. Farmers are buying cattlenowiu
anticipation of a big corn crop.
Drunk Twenty Gallnus of Whitewash. n.
Veterinary surgeon* ure surprise 1 at the jj
recovery o? a fancy mare of Danville, Ky.,
after drinking !lfte<>ii or twenty gallons of jE
whitewash. Several gallons of oil and three
dozen raw eggs'" were poured down the
mare's throat in'order to save her.
The Trollcr on Country IUzhtvays. di
A trolley railroad running for fifty miles
a!?>ng country' highways, and connecting six m
Indiana towns with Chicago, is soon to h < to
t.uilt. ft will be the longest trolley road in re
Iiuliani'. an J one ol the longest ia the d<
THE VOICE OF TEMPERANCE. F
Hear the voice of Temperance calling ran
In her clearest, sweetest tones. _cre
Clear as sparkling waters falling
Over flowers and precious stones. watl
Chorus. do ,
Like some holy inspiration,
8weeping down the heavenly plains,
Temperance comes to save the Nation, ?cr<
Free her slaves, and break their chains, ing.
Everywhere her armies ralij', ^
Everywhere poor victims wait
Thronging avenue and alley,
Hovel door, and palace gate. jj
List! the holy inspiration witl
Sweeping down the heavenly plain", rina
Temperance comes to savt$ the Nation, ou?
Free her slaves and break their chaliii. . v
Men and women, vouth and maiden. nro
la the tempter's toils are found, aah,
Weak and helpless, sorrow-laden, .
Demon-led, and horror-bound.
List! the holy inspiration, aho'
Sweeping down the heavenly plains, iu
Temperance comes to save the Nation.
Free her slaves and break their chains. " I
See God's image, starred, degraded, _0i:
Reeling through the templed street. .
'Neath the sacred spires paraded
Where the dens of misery reek- ing,
List! the holy inspiration, '
Sweeping down the heavenly plains,
Temperance comes to save the Nation, slig
Free her slaves and break their chains, oar(
Soul of manhood! heart of woman! twu
With the Christ-love which constrains, one
Cast this hydra-headed demon the
Out of man, and break his chains. ^ y.
List! the holy inspiration. It U
Sweeping down the heavenly plains,
Temperance comes to save the Nation. i
Free her slaves and break their chains. ?
It is a common idea that alcohol producer Tel<
. warming effect in cold weather; this feeing
of warmth depends, in the first place, on
he fact that the paralysis of the central neroussystem
causes an increased blood-sup- E
ily to the surface of the body: and, secondly, ter
a all probability,on the blunting of the sensi- v
llity of the central organs which are con- .
erned in the sensation of cold. The stimu- I?1*1
atlng action which alcohol appears to exert to r
n the physical functions is also only a par- jjy6
lytic action. Again, there is a strong belief m
hat alcohol gives new strength and energy .A00
fter fatigue has set in; the sensation of plat
atigue is one of the safety-valves of our ma- as M
hine. To stifle the feeling of fatigue, in girder
to be able to work on. is like forcibly ^
losing the safety-valve so that the boiler ca<i
fsnm* AnAiikAn?A/1 nn/^ avn)/va<An MQllIf A rrr
JOjr uo uroiucoicu auu oA?/iuotvu i?ou?k. ? gv
'he belief that alcohol gives strength to the an(j
reary is particularly dangerous to the class
f people whose income is already insuffl- ?oe<
lent to procure subsistence and who are inte
lisled by this prejudice into spending a groi
irge part of their earnings on alcoholic bolc
rinks, instead of purchasing good and pal- .
taMe food, especially meal, cheese, milk, Ioro
5eat and other nitrogenous food-stuffs, etre
rhich alone can give them strength for their men
ard work. It is commonly thought that *
lcoholic drinks aid digestion, but in reality .a
lie contrary would appear to be the case, ami
jr it has been proved that a meal, without tire
lcohol, is more quickly followed by hunger ^gj.
turn when it is taken.
DEINKEBS AND CHILDREN.
The Sanitarium for May has this almost e(ln:
stounding paragraph (astounding IHteer- refr
iinly would oe if we had not become fa- 0ff
lillar with the facts of this nature) under
ie heading of "Drinkers and Children":
"A distinguished specialist in children's fw
iseases (quoth the American Practitioner worl
nd News) has carefully noted the difference anj
etween twelve families of drinkers and J
(velve families of temperate ones during a 8lia
eriod of twelve years, with the result that beat
e found that the twelve drinking families won
reduced in those years fifty-seven children, j i
rhile the temperate ones were accountable . ,
jr sixty-one. Of the drinkers twenty-five iaitl
hildren died in the first week of life, as prac
gainst six on the other side. The latter prea
eaths were from weakness, while the form- f.
r were attributable to weakness, convulsive ll0j*
ttacks, or oedema of the brain and mem- to b
ranes. To this cheerful' record is added littli
ve who were idiots; five so stunted in mao
rowth as to be really dwarfs; five, when ,
lder, became epileptics; one, a boy, had
rave chorea, ending in idiocy: five more
re re diseased and deformed, and two of the
pilepties became by inheritance drinkers,
'en, therefore, of this fifty-seven only I"
bowed during life normal disposition and past
evelopment of body and mind. On the cup|
art of the temperate)*, as before stated, five v
ied in the first weeks of weakness, while mu8
)ur in later years of childhood had curable one
ervous diseases. Two only showed inherit- jnic?
.1 nervous defects. Thus fifty were normal, j_c
1 every way sound in oody and mind.'* " : '
THE BE8UI.T OF A DRINK. \)I01
A crowd of men recently weat into a. of o
iloon at Shamokin, Penn., with Joseph forea
wartz, to see him drink a quart of whisky .
)r a wager, and they emerged in a little ou?f
^hile bearing his corpse. It was a tradition M
aat Swartz could drink two quarts of the cold
addest liquor at one time, and the question equ,
rose as to whether he could swallow the
uart, Joe shrugged his shoulders con- 01 11
imptuously. Without ceremony he ordered jolk
ae fiery liquid. Down his throar coursed mas
ie stuff and his eyes sparkled. Finally the _i^c,
ist drop was down and Joe cast a . .
riumphant glace at his companions. Then ^los
e sang a song and danced a jig. His brain twef
ad been turned, and he said his nerves gjye
ngled as though a thousand needles were p
ricking him. Faster went his feet, until he j
' * ? 1- ..I - ?ran- Tlftlll
iuaeoiy wirow xna arms in uc an ?uu x
eathly pale. He groaned, dropped to the mar
oor, and the merry shouts of his comrades . _aj
led into exolamatlons of alarm. They ...
ished to his sMe, and he seemed In awful wkij
f?ony, but unable to speak. He became and
snseless in ;i few minutes, and then died.
DRUNKARD, BCT YET MOTHER. W1^
She was a drunkard and dissipated, but ?n .
ill had a mother's instinct, if notu mother's In *1
>ve, for her child. She was Mrs. Annie in a
anley. and was arrested for drunkenness. The'
Tith her was her babe in arms. * . '
When arraigned she could not speak clear- c'
\ and Justice Ryan sent her to sober up. hare
he child was not then taken from her. It min
as so young that it was thought to require (
mother's care. ?
Subsequently, she acted so strangely that JO'*
eeper Lynch aecided that the child should each
i taken from her. When he attempted to nprj
o it she became frantic, and believing she v *
as to be taken to prison and separated from VQ11
er child, seized it. and but for the efforts of gar?
ynch would have strangled it. It took two mus
ten to get the babe from her.?New York
hcm's bavaoes i>* africa. beig
Bishop Tugwell, of Western Africa, has P&P*
>unded a cry of alarm concerning the box
ivages of rum among the natives of West*n
Equatorial Africa. He says that gin ami ^
im are being poured into that country iu -t"
larming quantities, and in some places with
here there is a rich trade in native prod- ]_,v u
L-ts, European manufactures are hardly to *p
3 seen. They have been driven out l?y tli? , ,
alllc in strong drink. Its effects upon th<* friec
joplo are disastrous in tin- last degree: in pick
>me cases it is actually destroying the ex- j ftl
dient work of missions. lb* points out that ,
m result must b<? the utter destruction. un- drop
ss thi.' truffle is cheeked, of the African cold
ices ami of European commerce as well. wiU
tltf. statement was ixt'obbect. ilictt
A prominent English physician started to
ivestigate the statement which he heard at
tompernnco meeting, and did not belis-v-, JJ,
Hit *50.000 persons annually die in tiu
nited Kingdom from the use of alcoholi' e ?
rink. He now -ays that the statement i- atesl
icorrcct; tho number is nearer l'iO.'JO'J. Fool
tejipebance ne'vs a xt) xotes. abou
If fewer fathers were moderate drinkers 0f ^
wer sons would become immoderah .
Asa matter of protection against poss.b'e
urder, girls shoul I refuse to have anything
do with men wu > get drun'i. Tins year"' were
iconl of youug women wh) hav? he vi niur- beim
>red by drunken lovers is lilinj. ber ti
* - ^
' " 1 1 i r,
TO CAN PEAS.
ill the cans fall of peas, then fill
ning over with cold water and
>w on the covers. Pat in cold
er and boil three to five hours.
en half done remove the covers bat
lot take the cans from the water.
oat the air and fill with hot water.
3w down the covers and finish boilMine
kept splendidly. ?American
CLEANING CUT GLASS.
: fine cat glass water bottles get
jy inside rinse them ozcasionally
i a little muriatic acid, and then
e in clear, cold water very thorhly.
Mnriatic acid will remove
ns and impurities, and greatly imve
the brilliancy of the glass. Bat
5s, sand or shot, whioh many use
ileanse glass, scratch and injure the
? and do not bring baok the
final lustre. Besides the lead in
h ifl nniflrmnna ar?/3 -i# or?rr ia loff s
3ugh oarele88Qess in the decanter
night do great harm. If the oat
is becomes tarnished or blurred
ish it with a very soft brash on
ch is sifted very fine and soft whit,
and it will be restored to its
jinal beauty. Or a very soft piece
newspaper can be used to polish
is. Wet the piece of newspaper
htly and gently rub the glass. Be
sful not to give the frail thing ?
it in rubbing it?that is, carrying ,
hand in an opposite direction from
other?which is the quiokest way
ireak anything. After that repeat
work with some dry, soft paper.
i said that the printers' ink causes
spapers to give a finer polish when
ning glass than anything else.
fever this may be, no lint remains..
the polish is brilliant.?New York
HOUSEKEEPERS SHOULD BEST.
ither in city or conntry, says HeeM.
Poole, in Household News, the
lekeeper should so arrange her sfs
as to have the middle of the day
est, and the remainder of the time
out of doors as much as possible^
muoh cannot be said in favor of
ining and systemizing the work,.
'ell as simplifying it. Where one
' of hands do all?and this is the
i in a majority of homes?it takes
iod head to keep the house cool
oomfortable, the cuisine well man1,
and yet not over do,. Trained
lligence of a practical kind is
ring among women. In cooking
>ols we learn how to conserve *
e?that is, not waste steps and
ngth?and learning in one deportt
little after the midday lunoh or
ler the homekeeper ought to reto
her room, and in a loose wraprest,
and if posaible go to sleep.
t to good nutrition, nothing so
sustains vigor as this state of
ilibriam. Ten minutes' slumber
eshes the nervous system, wipes
the narrow marks of care, and
:es life seem worth living. First,
at ease and peace with all the
Id. Forget everything unpleasthrow
care to the winds, and
e into that region where all is
lty and happiness. Let frets and
ries pass by as idle wind. And
t say you can't; you can I Having
i in tbe eternal croodness, show it
itically. Have we reached this
ent year 1895, through the evoluof
billions upon billions of ages,
e thrown off the balance by some
9 perturbation of the domestic
hinery? Next year, if not next
i, it will be forgotten.
amon Sandwiches?Make into A
e by adding a little hot water, one
:ul butter and one teaspoonful
tard. Rub together the yolk of
egg and two tablespoonfuls lemon
s; mix together, adding a tiny
:h of cayenne pepper. Spread this
ture upon thin slices of white and
rn bread. Make the sandwiohes
ne slice of white and one of brown
.d. Trim the edges evenly and
eat Sandwiches?Chop fine either
boiled'ham, tongue, chicken, or
ll parts of each, mix with one pint
ae meat } cup melted butter, the
: of an egg, a little pepper, also
tard if one likes. Spread on thin
is of buttered bread. Nasturtium
soma (the petals only) placed be?a
slices of buttered white bread,
u spicy taste liked by many.
?gs?These, hard boiled, accom;ed
by^alt and pepper, find a ready
ket. They may be converted into
ad by boiliog hard, chopping fina
i equal quantities of raw onion
'cold boiled potatoes. Season
i salt, pepper, bntter and moisten
i vinegar. Or, they may be roasted
he picnic grounds. Prick a hole
le eggshell witb a pin, wrap eaott
wet paper and place in hot ashes.
y will take about fifteea minutes
uok. Boil a basin of eggs until
1, place in cold water for a few
utes, carefully remove the shells,
each egg in halves. Take out the
:s and cut a bit olf the bottom of
l half of the white to make it stand
ght. Mash the yolks and bits of
;e with plain salad dressing?vine
butter, sugar, salt, pepper auu
tard?enough to moisten. Fill
cavities of the whites with this
;ure. Cut a box the required
ht, set the eggs in it with a white
ir underneath, cover, tie on the
cover and they are ready to pacl*
jana, baked with pork, and served,
vinegar and mustard are relished
isp young radishes, cabbage salad,
I chicken, chickeu salad, beet
les, beef loaf, berriesor fresh fruit
ly kind, jelly, spiced fruit?, rusks,
i*cakes, ginger cookies, lemons,
collee, and many ofler eatables
be enjoyed by the hungry pickers.?
New England Homestead.
>rbert Spencer remiuds bis readif
the origin of the English lauroiip,
when he says that among the
ahs in Africa there is "a set of
ile called singing men who travel
t the country singing the praisea
iose who choose to purchase re2."
iriDg 1894 but 20,803 patents
grauted in the United State*,
j a little more than hilt the numLj'pUed