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JOU OTJR YOUNG FOLKS.
JACK AND JOE.
Tlicro are two boys, o'er (ho wnr,
W hoso nitmos arc .Jack ami .loos
The duv olt brlntts illtrorcnt thlnjrs
To nach. where'er they go.
The nun scon, a always cheerful,
The other most forlorn
Jack nlnrujs knows where blooms tho
Tis Joo that finds the thorn.
And If n bee they follow
To Its nest among the trees
Jack, )nu mind, Iho honey will nod,
Joo'll bo stung by tho bees.
Joo sec9 the cloud that nattier
Ahead to spoil their fun.
Wlutto'er tho day on wh'ch the play
Jack always sees tho sun.
Mai to S. Ltuld, In Our Little Men and II onion.
Tli p. Agreement Phil Made With
Mother, and How It Worked
"Have I got to raku up tlu-io leaves
everyday?" asked Phil, with a whine
in his voice.
"Yes, every day."
"Hut what js the use? They keep on
falling, and make just as big a litter as
"Your room has to be Mt in order
every day," Raid his mother, .smiling..
"1 wouldn't care much if it wasn't,"
" And your shirts hao to bo washed
every week. And tho dishes you eat off
of have to bo washed three times a day.
You keep on eating, you know!"
"Seems to mo I have to do a great
deal of work for other folks," he went
on, mournfully. "1 have to pile wood,
nnd cut kindling, and drive thu cow,
.and water the Hower.-, and things."
'Do you have more to do for others
than others do for jou?" asked his
"Yes, ma'am: I guess so. Any
way, if 1 could stop doing things for
folks they might stop doing things for
"Do you really mean that ?"
"Yes, indeed,'" said Phil, eagerly,
May I try it, mamma ?''
"If you like. You may try it for one
"One day! Oh! 1 want to try if for
a week. And if it works well, can I
keep it up?"
"Remember, then, mamma, nobo
dy's to ask me to do a single thing, and
I'll remember my part. Hurrah!"
Phil dropped the rake over the small
pile of leaves, and rushed away to look
atjiis lish-line; for he had made up his
mind to go iihing in tho afternoon,
and have a pleiinaut time, now that
none of those troublesome chores were
to bo thought of.
Running hastily to the barn ho fell
and tore a hole in his trousers.
"Mamma!" he cried, picking himself
p aim going toward tno noue. Hut
he suddenly remembered that mamma
was not to bo called upon, lie ran up
btuirs to change tho torn garments.
"Ah! two buttons oil' my other pants,
and I forgot to tell about it. Never
mind: 1 can sew them on myself. I
often have. It's easy enough to sew on
It had been when mamma gavoliim
the needle and thread. Hut now. as ho
took a tine needle and coarse thread,
e wondered why it had ncter seemed
so hard before. It took him a long
time to thread tho needle, and then
every stitch was a separate trial. Ho
tugged away, got hot and Hurried and
pricked his linger timo and again.
At last, he felt sure the button was
sewed on tight. But as he sprang up
Jo put on the trou-cr, he found that
they were sewed to the "kirt ot tho coat
he had on. With tear-, half-way to his
eos ho took out his knifo and cut tho
.stitches. No one was waiting to see if
his necktie was neatly tied, or to hand
him his books. The school-bell was
ringing, and ho rushed away with the
torn trousers on.
Hut ho was late, to his great regret;
for ho had begun school with a resolvu
not to ha e one tardy mark during tho
The tear in the trousers kept catch
ing in things and tearing larger until
ho w as very much ashamed of it, and
glad, at length, to hurry home. As ho
again sewed on the button, he could
not help wondering if mending one's
own clothes were not a littlo harder
than cutting kindling.
"Never mind," ho .'aid to himself.
"Nobody will ask me to do any thing
after dinner, and I can do just what I
please all day when I get out of
Ho wont to tho dinncr-tablo with a
" Where's my plate?" he asked, see
ing no place ready for him.
"Have you forgotten our agree
ment?" asked his mother.
"Why, no, mamma. I said nobody
need do any thing for mo. I am going
to wash my own dishes when I'm
"Hut do you expect any qno to cook
Phil stared at her for a moment, then
gave a rather blank look at the roast
beef anil tho sweet potatoes. But he
-xvvm not ready to give up.
"I did forget, that's u fact," ho said,
with a laugh, as he turned and went
Hut there was little spirit in the
laugh, and mamma looked after him
with a sober face.
"I can't sco him miss his dinner,"
But Ids father said: "Let him learn
his little lesson well. It will not hurt
Phil went out to tho orchard and ate
apples, not troubling himself to think
whether anj body had raised them for
him, and rejoicing in tiio reflection that
when picking time came he would not
have any part of that work to do.
Ho went fishing, and on his wav
homo had tho satisfaction of sitting oil
tim fence to watch his brother Bon
hivi the cow home. Ben hailed him.
"Tho Pratts have come to tea."
"That's jolly!" shouted Phil spring
ing from the fence aud running home,
leaving Beu to plod along with tho
Ho hurried to his room. Tho bed
was not made, and every thing ho had
touched that day lay where ho had left
it, whtt'h did not trouble him.
"Hello no water!" he exclaimed, as
his empty pitcher flew up in his hand.
Hut, bethinking himself, ,ho ran for his
"Now for a clean collar." But his
face foil as he saw none in his drawer.
jr win piain mat jitey naa not como up
from the wash, and "he would not ask
for one, What did he want of a col
lar, any way, when no one would ex
pect to K'o him at the tea-table?
Ho cicpt out to tho barn, found a
cip, ai'd managed to get a good drink
of milk from the cow. Thou ate more
apples, and from thu hay-loft watched
JJu) merry group at play on the lawn,
IryjuV to think it very nice not to be
t 3pf4-t'd to help about tho chores.
Jsui at b lay awake, after going to
bed, restless and a triflo hungry, ho
began to wonder If his bargain was
altogether a satisfactory ono. Ho re
called something ho had heard his
mother say about its being impossible
for any ono to llvo unto himself, or to
escapo tho duties and responsibilities
owed by each to others, and that all
peaeo and harmony and happiness de
pend upon the goo'd-wlllandehecrlncss
and loving kindness with which these
duties aru performed. He fell asleep
thinking ho would probably not try his
new plan longer than tho week he had
Tho clothing kept slipping from his
unmade bed, causing him much dis
comfort as tho coolness of tho autumn
night settled down. Ho awoko at the
sound of tho breakfast bell to a keen
perception of the delightful smells of
mutton chops, buckwheat cakes, and
other good things.
"Well!" he exclaimed, jumping up,
"I'm not going to llvo another day on
apples, if I know myself. After all,"
he went on, as he dressed himself, "It's
a mean and sneaking thing to try and
shirk things. 1 get all I want to cat,
and good, too ho sniffed eagerly as
tho appetizing smell camo stronger,
and its a pity if 1 can't do a littlo to
Ho was out and had tho leaves raked
before breakfast, at which he appeared
with a glowing color tmd a sidelong
glanco at mamma.
"I think I've tried it long enough,
mamma.' ho said with a smile. "I
believe I'll do the chores, and board
with you, if you'll take me back.','
"I will," said mamma, passing him
tho hot cakes. Sydney Dtiyre, in S. S.
An Experiment Which Our little Readers
Can Try for Theinscltes.
It wasn't a pleasant afternoon.
All tho forenoon it had rained as hard
as it could pour, and now tho sky was
cold and cloudy, aud tho garden walk
was full of puddles, and the maplo
boughs were dripping.
Tho fog was so thick, too, that tho
children could scarce see grandpa's
house, just across the garden; and of
courso such a thing as playing out of
doors wasn't to be thought of for a
"What shall we do?" asked Ava,
drawing a deep sigh.
Mamma was making the sowing-machine
hum like a bee oVera heap of lit
tle ruflles, but she heard tho sigh and
the doleful question, and looked up just
in time to see Kdna squeeo a shiny
tear-drop out of ono brown eye.
"Why, why don't you play witli your
dollies?" she asked.
But the dollies had been naiishtr.
aud were put to bed for an hour, Ava
"And,, of course, wo can t let 'cm get
up, 'less we'd Hell a lie," said she.
"'Sides, I'm tired of 'cm. Oh dear!
And wo don't know any thing to do."
Mamma smiled. In a minute more
the sewing-machine stopped humming.
Mamma had thought of something.
She got three Tiits of broom-corn,
ono about a foot in length.
Tho other two were just alike, and
not more than threo inches long; and
mamma bent these in tho middle like
the letter V turned upside down. Then
she hung them on the long picco, ono
at each end. She took the very ends
of tho long piece between her thumlA
and fore-tinger-s, and held it enough
above the table so that tho ends of the
short pieces just touched, letting them
lean a littlo towards each other.
"Now watch them," said she to tho
They watched: and before you could
count ten, Ava cried:
"O-oh! Why why, mamma, thov'ro
walking right up together! Why,
"Why, now vcj've bumped noses!"
cried Edna, in a minute.
So they had; and mamma pulled out
tho long straw gentlj. and left thein
standing there, points together. Then
she iiad to tr. it over again.
"Why, isn't it funny?" said Ava.
"What makes 'em, mamma?"
Mamma laughed. "That's the mys
tery," said she. "You may try it, and
see if you can lind out."
Hut though the children played mer
rily with this new toy until papa came
in to tea, they could not tell what
brought those two V-shaped bits of
straw together. Can you? Youth's
Uow to Treat Horse and Cattle Afflicted
with Greedy Appetites.
If horses do not chew their food be
fore swallowing it, it is seldom raoro
than half digested. Among them there
aro many "perfect hogs" ravenous
feeders, who swallow a mouthful sim
ply to make toom for another, without
waiting to chew it or to moisten it with
saliva, which h tho real beginning of
digestion. Tho writer once had a inaro
that was such a voracious eater, that
sho frequently nearly choked herself,
nnd finally in one of her half-choking
paroxysms drew some oats or bran into
her lungs, which produced inflamma
tion and death. When dry feed corn
and oats ground together, bran, etc.,
is fed, horses having this tendency are
obliged to eat slowly, for itis necessary
for them to moisten the meal thor
oughly before it is swallowed, and fci
involves chewing, so that they can not
eat faster than tho flow of saliva will
moisten the food. With oats, or com,
unground, a very littlo raoisturo suf
fices, and tho grain is swallowed whole,
and is not digested at all. Wo should
bear in mind that it is a provision
of nature, or at least a fact of
nature that most seeds taken
into tho stomach of men or quadru
peds, unbroken, are not affected by
the processes of digestion, but are sub
sequently deposited upon tho earth;
protected and accompanied by manure
enough to give them a good start,
when they begin to grow. Another
interesting fact is, that horses often
prefer to cat hay with dry meal, rather
than tho meal alone; and will take
both hay and meal in their mouths at
the same time, when both lio separate
ly before them. Why they do this, is
not easy to state, but probably they
find tho process of mastication easier.
With neat cattle, it does not matter
much how rapidly thoy cat, if thoy do
not choke themselves; for, as is well
known, the half-chewed food will be
returned from the paunch to tho mouth,
to bo thoroughly masticated. This is
a process which a cow always takes
her time about. We havo never known
ono to bo In a hurry. If disturbed,
cows will stop. So they will if thoy
are not well, or are worried or har
rassed. It is therefore desirable that
the cow stable, after feeding time,
should be as quiet as possible, and the
cows disturbed as littlo as may be. In
their ruminations. American JgricuU
FOR SUNDAY READING.
It Is not In tho parting hour when those we
Have breathed to us tholr lau farewell and
wltnnxt their way abovot
Nor jot when m tho darksome gravo wo lay
them to their rest,
Tho sharpest panir of sorrow rends the
stricken mourner's breast.
'Tis when we seek our lonely home, and meet
no mora tho smllo
Which could tho darkest cloud d'spcl and
every caro beguile;
And when wo meet around the board, or at
tho hour of prater,
Tis then tho heart most feels Its loss tho
loved ones arc not there.
And thus as dars and months steal on, as
mcinorv brings to view
Tho visions of departed Jojs, our grief was
Though faith mar own a Father's hand, jet
nature will rebel.
And feel how hard It Is to says "Ho hath
done all things well."
O, mournful memories of tho pastl yo wear
le haunt us In our d renins by night and
through each wcarr (lav.
Tho home which Into llko tideu's bower In
blooming beaut v smiled.
Do make a barren wilderness a desert waste
and v lid.
Hut why thus yield to fruitless grioff Are
they not happier far.
The saluted ones for whom wo mourn, than
wc who linger hei-or
Our hearts should glow with grateful love to
Him n hoo watchful cyo
8aw dangers gathering In tholr path, and
-ailed them to tho Lky.
Not long shall wo tho loss deplore, for soon
the hour will come
When wo with those so fondly loved shall
sltimbir in tho tomb.
Then let tho remnant of our days be to His
sen Ico given,
Who hid our idols in tho grai o, lest wo should
full or i(ca en.
Not wllllnglr tho Lord afflicts, nor grieves
the sons of men;
'Tis but to wean our souls from earth and
break the pow er of sin.
He saw us wandering from His path?, and
sent the chastening rod
To turn our feet fioni error's way and bring
us hom'j to llod.
Shall o defeat Ills wlso design und waste our
Ungrateful for tho numerous girts that
lli'uien In mercy spares?
t.ct faith and hopo tie cherished still, and
br.ghter davs shall dun n.
And plants of ucaco shall spring anow from
seeds of soriuw sown.
-Umlsc Want, in Good Unutdtcciilug.
THE IRON WOLF.
The Sen ant of flod. Who Had Helped
ninny Mres, nnd tho Mlicr, who HhiI
Heaped Hollar on Dollar.
I conducted the services two months
ago, said a clergyman, at the funeral
of ono of m j' parishioners. Ho had been
a farmer. Forty years ago, as a young
man, he commenced work for himself
and his young witc with ono hundred
acres of land, and ended with ono hun
dred. Ho was a skilled, industrious
working-man, but ho laid by no money
in bank. I understood tho reason, nsl
listened to tho comments of his neigh
hoi's and friends.
"It was always a warm, hospitable
house," said one. "Tho poor man was
never ttirneu away irom that door. His
cons and daughters all received the
best education which his means could
command. One is aVlergymen, ono a
eiil engineer, two aro teachers; all
lead useful, happy and full lives."
Said another neighbor: "Those chil
dren sitting there and weeping aro the
orphans of a friend. He gavo them a
home. That crippled girl is his wife's
niece. She lived with them for years.
That young fellow who is also weeping
so bitterly was u waif that ho rescued
from tho slums of the city."
And so the story went on, not of a
miser who had heaped dollar on dol
lar, but of a servant of God, who had
helped many lives, and had lifted many
oi tnem out ot miserj aim ignoranou
into life and joy.
On my way home from the funeral, I
stopped at tho farm of another parish
ioner, who said to me, in a shrill, rasp
"So poor l.oiiM is dead ? Ho left a
poor account. Not a penny more than
lie got from his hither. Now I started
with nothing, and look there !" point
ing to his broad fields. "I own down
to the creek ! D'je know why? When
I started to keep lioue I brought this
into it the first thing," takintr an iron
savings-bank in the shape of a wolf out
ot the cIoet.
"Every penny I could
o its jaws. It's surpris-
save went into
ing now many pennies you can save
when you've a purpose. My purpose
was to die worth a hundred thousand
dollars. Other folks ato meat ; wo ate
molasses. Other men dressed their
wives in merinos; mine wore' calico.
Other men wasted money on schooling;
my boys and 'girls learned to work
early and keep it up late. I wasted no
money on churches, or sick people, or
paupers, or books, and" ho concluded,
triumphantly, "and now I own to the
creek, and "that land with tho fields
yonder and the stock in my barns aro
worth ono hundred thousand dollars.
Do you seo?" aud on tho thin, hard
lips was a wretched attempt to laugh.
Tho house was bare and comfortless;
his wife, worn out by work, had long
ago crept into her grave: of his chil
dren, taught only to make money a
god, ono daughter, starved in body
und mind, was still drudging in his
kitchen; one son had taken to drink,
having no other resource, and died in
Erison; the other, a harder miser than
is father, remained at home to fight
witli him over every penny wrung out
of their fertile fields.
"Yesterday I buried this man," con
tinued tho clergyman. "Neither nigh
bor nor friend, son nor daughter, shed
a tear over him. His children were
eager to begin tho quarrel for the
ground ho had sacrificed his life to
earn. Of it all he only had now earth
enough to cbvor his decaying body.
"Kconomy for a noble purpose,"
added the good old clergyman, "is a
virtue; but in the houses of some of
our farmers it is avarice, and like a
wolf, devours intelligence, religion,
hopo, and life itself." Youth's Com
NOT YET DEFUNCT.
In Spite or the mutant Claims or Infidelity
th ) Illble Still Survive a a Vital Fact.
Voltairo predicted with brazen ef
frontery that Christianity would b de
funct in twenty-live years. Ho claimed
that lie and tho encyclopedists of
Franco had written it to death. Yet
today, after a century has gone by, the
copies of tho' Christian Scriptures circu
lated in Franco alone aru numbered by
hundreds of thousands every year,
while the booksellers say that no other
works Ho on their shelves so long as the
onto famous works of Voltaire.
It is a favorite device one can not
call it argument with thu enemies of
the (Jospol, to claim that it is obsolcto.
Tho world has outlived it. Like other
superstitions, it has had its da', The
Old Testament especially is the object
of tho braggart strategy, "Does any
body believe that stuff now?" said a
very young lady to a friend not long
ago. "The world made in'six days?
Joshua stopping the sun? Jonah and
the v bale, and all that? Ila, bal I
thought that intelligent people had got
over that." Probably sho would have
found it no easy matter to givo a rea
son for her denial of tho faith of hor
fathers. But her flippancy was the
fruit of tho loud-mouthed assertions of
infidelity that tho Old Testament is de
funct. Any Ho persisted in may gttln
the forco and momentum of a truth.
These naked denials of Biblical facts
constitute in our day a very largo share
of the capital of infidelity. S-cienro, it
is claimed, has disproved tho Mosaio
cosmogony, at the very, tlmo when
scientific taen are finding out that
there Is a mysterious coincidence bo
twecn tho Mosaic and tho geologic rec
ords. Tho testimony of the Book and
the testimony of the rocks agree to
such a marvelous extent that unchrist
ian scientists aro beginning to inquire
where Moses ijol his information. Moses
somehow know what It has taken
science four thousand, years to discover.
Prof. Phelps, in Studies of Uie Old
WHAT ARE YOU DOINQ?
Two Questions Asked by 8am Jones In One
of His Kecent Sermon.
Whcnovcr a man gets up before, a
community and proclaims his infideli
ty, then I havo just ono question to ask
another party and ono to ask him. I
say: "Infidel, what aro you doing In
this world?" And tho infidel steps up
and says: "I am lighting Christianity.
That's what I'm doing." "Christian
ity, what arc you doing?" And Chris
tianity says: "I am rescuing tho per
ishing and saving tho fanon; I am
building alms-houses; I am founding
churches; I am speaking words 'of
cheer to the race; I am lifting up tho
fallen; I am blessing the world; I am
saving men from hell; I am saving
them in Heaven." Why, infidel, aro
you fighting alms-houses nnd orphans'
homes, andchurches, and happy death
beds, and pardon, nnd peace, and
Heaven? Oh, get out of my presence,
thou great beast! Don't you tell mo
you are lighting such things as thosol
You ask mo: "Mr. Jones, what's your
ousmess m cnicagor" it s to throw
my arms around every poor lost man
and bring him to peace and happiness
and Heaven. And now. onnosers.
what are you doing? "I'm going to
light that man's vulgarity and witti
cisms until I die." Fight what? Fight
what? Lord Jesus, show us that there
is something ten thousand times bigger
in this than tho way Sam Jones preach
es and the way Sam Jones talks. Why,
that's nothing'but tho little bubbles on
top of tho ocean that's nothing to bo
talking about. This is a great work of
thu Gospel in saving men from hell,
und that is what you ought to bo talk
ing about. Let's get up higher get
up higher and unite witli ono another.
No preacher will ever accomplish a
great work in any town as long as
those who profess to be witli him will
get to ono side and say: "I'm sorry he
said some things," and "I wish he
hadn't said some things," and "Oh! if
ho had only said it in a different way."
I don't caro for that, but what aro you
doing? You're putting a club in yotu
enemy's hands to club you down with.
Let's see what wo can do by uniting
and praying for the best influences oi
our hearts and lives on tho salvation of
The Place for Good Men.
Tho good men must always be at the
front. It is not enough that there be
more good men than bad, but thoj
must bo at tho front everywhere and a!
all times. One man in a position of in
fluence is worth a thousand men single
handed and silent. It ss a Christian's
duty to wield all tho influenco ho can
honestly and judiciously, wherever he
is. If a mechanic, bo a leader, as far
as consistency will allow, in the coun
cils of labor; if a "drummer," bo a
leader among commercial travelers; if
a merchant, bo as successful ns con
science and circumstances permit; in
politics, bj always on hand, sacrifice
time, convenience and comfort to bo at
tho caucus and tho polls. It requires
more grace, more head and heart to be
a leader in social, scholastic, mechan
ical, mercantile or political life, con
stantly and consistently, than it does
to be tho best deacon, superintendent
or prayer-meeting worker in thu city,
and it is as essential in its way. Gold
m . .
A holy life is made up of a number
of small things; little words, not elo
quent speeches or sermons; littlo deeds,
not miracles or buttles, nor ono great
heroic act of mighty martyrdom, make
up tho true Christian life. The littlo
sunbeam, not the lightning, tho waters
of Siloam "that go softly" in the meek
mission of refreshment,, not tho "wa
ters of tho river, great 'and many,"
rushing down in noisy torrents, aro tho
true symbols of holy life. The avoid
ance of littlo evils, littlo sins, littlo in
consistencies, littlo weaknesses, little
follies, indiscretions and imprudences,
littlo foibles, littlo indulgences of tho
flosh tho avoidance of such littjo
things as these goes far to make up, at
least, the negative beauty of holy life.'
I havo heard people talk of what
thoy could do, what thoy know, when"
they were at school, as though thoy
were on tho summit in school days,
and had been going down hill ever
since. Rev. C L. Guild.
Expect not praise without envy
until you aro dead. Honors bestowed
on tho illustrious dead havo in them no
admixture of envy; for the living pity
tho dead; and pity and envy, llko oil
and vinegar assimilate not. Colton.
Strivo everywhere and in all things
to bo at peace. If trouble comes from
within or without, treat it peacefully.
If joy comes, treat it peacefully, with
out excitement. If wo must need ilea
from evil, let us do it calmly without
Agitation, or we may stumble and fall
in our haste. Let us do good peace
fully, or our hurrv will lead us iuto
endless faults. Even repentance is
work which mould bo carried on peaco
lully. St. Francis De Sales.
'Faithful continuance in well do
ing," is always worth while. The
harvests that como slowly aro none the
less sure to come. Because thoy do
not ripen immediately they are none
the less sura to ripen and all the more
rich when thoy do ripen. In all tho
best things in the world wo walk by
faith and not by sight. It must bo
burned into our hearts so that no de
lay and no doubt can efface it, that
Clod's work is u great work, worthy ot
our best endeavor, worthy of our in
creasing devotion, and worthy of our
warmest enthusiasm. To every one
who would binder ns or divert ns, or
discourago us, wo should have but one
reply: "Wo are doing a great' work,'
su that we can not coma down." .4J-vatut.
To tho Gorman melody "Ergo Btontnus."!
For song nnd good oheor we're now gathered
Hut, If you please, aowim bUximtu; ,
W'i' ve given up whisky and o'dor and beer,
So, If you please, aqunm blbamiu;
Wo've found that cold water Is good taken
We'vo found 'tis
not lacking in sparkle or
Wo'vo found, taken straight, that
Bo, It you please, aquam btbamui.
We'll drink to our wives and daughtots so
nut. If mil nlensn. rtnittm hfhiimii,!
Wo'lltako only that which they with us osn
So, If you ploaso, (qunm btbamut;
it never brings hoadache, It never brltfgs
Nor doctor, nor blisters, nor tempts us to
Or to do wloked deeds, which no man should
bo, If you please, aquam btbamut.
Vll drlnL' to our churches, our country,
Vut, If you please, nijiKtm bilximut;
ell drink to good laws, good habits, good
"Jo, If you please, aquam bihamut;
We'll drink to good workmen, good masters,
We'll dr.nk to the wlso mon, wo'll drink to
and tho good time a-comlng, whet, they're
crowded from stools.
So, If you please, aquam btbamus.
tf oll drink to our boys, who are watching
But. If j ou please, aiuam btbamus;
we'll dr'nk to good womon with prayer and
Fa. If ou ploaso, aquam btonmiu;
wo'll drink to tho coining of hygiene days,
But drink that never will poison or craze,
Wo'll dr.uk, but we'll do It In good Christian
So, If you ploaso, aijiitim btbamut.
Lot us drink water.
J. E. lian'ttn, D. D.,ln Temperance Advocate.
Bo it Serve as n Bulwark to the Ram
1' .ner How It Might Be Made Fotent
People follow tho dictates of fashion
b-j if she wero a veritable goddoss. No
matter what may bo tho prevailing
mode of dress, thoy observe it slavishly.
Tho question as to whether it is becom
ing to tho individual has no weight;
"it is tho fashion," and that settles the
matter. Crinollno or clinging draperies;
high-necked dresses or low corsages;
smooth bands of hair, or a frowsy mane
of bangs shading tho brow; "peg-top"
pantaloons, or skin-tight ones; high
hats or low whichover may bo tho
fashion, that mon and women wear.
is is oitcntimcs uiiDecoming, some
times ridiculous, but all the saino it is
This servile obedience to the whims
of those leaders of society whoso ox
ample sots tho fashion is seen in many
other things than in mere matters of
dress or personal adornment It pro
scribes tho stylo of furniture in our
homes, the patterns of our carpets and
wall-paper, even tho architecture of our
houses. It decides tho .manner of serv
ing our meals, our hours of receiving
campany, our mode of entertaining
triends. And in tho fact that fashion, in
wines and other drinks are de rigcur at
dinner, tho rum power finds ono of its
ttrongost bulwarks. A host may bo
convinced that to do so is morally
wrong, and yet lack tho courage to set
the fashion at defiance. It cost more
than most peoplo know for Mrs. Hayes
to banish liquors from tho White House.
And in tho fact that sho did thus defy
an unwritten social law. mar bo found
tho reason for much of the cheap wit
and boorish ridicule that was cast up
on her and General Hayes while the
latter was President, and which even
yet crops out in many newspapers from
timo to timo.
What can bo moro potent for evil
than the example set in this way for
boys and girls the men of tho next
generation, their wives and tho moth
ers of tho next in succession? Can any
parent talk soberly to his child of tho
danger of tampering with rum in any
shape or form warn him of tho terrible
drink habit which conquers tho will,
benumbs the conscience and makes its
devotees tho veriest slaves who crawl
God's footstool and at tho same timo
allow winos at his table? Example is
stronger than precept. Tho child will
follow the first and scorn tho second.
The groat evil of tho fashionablo toler
ance of strong drink is that it perpetu
ates tho vice of . intemperance, and
braces up tho rum power. It furnishes
a fresh crop of drunkards among tho
men ay, and sometimes tho women
of to-day, and prepares tho way for a
second among the children, by famil
iarizing them with the infernal stuff.
"Touch not, taste not, handle not" is
a precept that can not bo too strongly
impressed, a, law that can not bo too
The evil of which wo speak reaches
much further than to the circles of so
ciety wherein this abominable fashion
is set. A now stylo of dress is followed
throughout all social grades down to
the very poorest Tho samo is truo of
this. Though tho vast mass of tho peo
ple may never follow tho mode of hav
ing rum in some form upon the table,
yet thoy fellow those who sot and ob
Bcrvo that fashion by tolerating those
who drink. To drink rum is counte
nanced in "our best society;" hence
the practice is tolerated by a very largo
majority of tho people of the country.
So long as a man may get intoxicated
and yet retain his social standing
among tho class which claims to be our
Varistocracy." so long will tho mass of
our people socially tolerate a drinking
No more telling blow could bo dealt
at tho, rum power, no deeper wound
could be given to the Minotaur who
devours the Nation's strong men and
youth, tnan for "sociotyvto put its
stigma on the drink habit. If wine
wero banished, not only from the
tables but from the homes of society
people, if, the men who drink were
rigialy excluded from all social gather
ing i in his oirclo, if drinking were
made unfashionable, what a mighty
revolution would be worked! Tho po
tent Influence of fashion would be ex
erted against rum and its devotees;
thousands and tens of thousands
of young men, not yet under the
domination of rum, would be saved,
tho children of to-day would be
free from the terrible danger.
Let a man who is a slavo to
the habit be as rigidly ostracised
socially as is a woman who has trans
grossed the law of mora.ity and there
b no more reason why ho should bo
admitted In sooiety than she, for ho has
just as surely lost his honor and
drinking and dealing in rum would be
recognized as tho foul and dishonora
ble things they really 'are. To enter a
aloon openly would not be dreamed.
of by any man who cared for his" good
name; no saloon-keeper, no man who
la any wise handled the Infernal stuff,
would b considered socially eligible by
any ono. A revolution, social and mor
al, would at once ensue.
This example once set by the people
Who art Ucltly admltM to be the lead-
era in the social world would be fol
lowed through all grades of sooiety. It
would bo a moral awakening to thou
sands nnd tens of thousands who asyot
haro never set thomsolvos to consider
tho great ovorshadowlng evil of our
iana. loietto maae.
A TEMPERANCE LECTURE.
A. Few Sensible Remark Concerning the
Dangerous Habit of Tampering wltM
Wo are frequently asked by friends to
give moro editorial spaco to this ques
tion. Certainly it is an important
question. But what can be said on it
that will convey the slightest informa
tion to any intelligent humau being?
Here is a Teraporanco lecture, and all
that can be said: Friend, you are run
ning a fearful risk every tlmo you lift a
glass of liquor to your lips; you aro
doing vlolenco to the mombrancs of
your stomach, an injustice to society,
and aro probably boiling tears to
scorch the cheeks of wife and children.
Ninety-nine out of a hundred who
drink die from alcohollo poison and bo
como paupers and a nuisance. This is
strictly in accordance with our own ob
servation. Reform, after years of
drinking, is pretty nearly Impossible.
If a man drinks liquor until he is forty
llvo years old it is not llkoly that ho
will over permanently reform. There
aro exceptions, but the statement we
havo made is also in accordance
with our extended observation. If a
drinking man forty-five years old should
read this, let him try it, nnd if ho can
show us that wo are wrong, write us
and wo will give him credit Now,
this is about all that can be said on
Temperance, and the most that has
been said is well known to every drink
ing man. A man runs no greater risk
in eating arsenic than he docs in drink
ing rum. The arsenic kills a littlo
quicker, but though it takes a littlo
longer, you will get there, friend,
through the rum bottle. It is possible
for an individual to take arsenic regu
larly and yet live for years. Generally,
however, it is a dead shot. In drink
ing tho shot is just as deadly but it re
quires moro timo. Tho dangers, there
fore, aro about tho same. The vast
majority of people aro fully awaro of
what thev mav exnect if thev take arso-
nic, ana ao not tiiKe it. xne majority,
too, know very well what they may ex
pect if they drink liquor, but they
drink it, and if these very men should
seo anybody elso doing half so foolish
a thing, how quickly they would pro
nounce him a fool.
Wo havo great' sympathy for tho man
who is addicted to intemncrance. nnd
. -. . i .. .. . ..
yet thcro is much sympathy wasted in
this direction. It is regarded ns an ex
ceedingly tyrannical habit, and as it is
generally vlowed by tho intemperate it
is. But tho view is wrong. The aver
age drunkard thinks that he has all tho
mm in tbo universe to fight, and it
looks like a big job, and if it wero truo
it would be, for there is rum enough
almost anywhere to float tho Great
Eastern. But all tho fighting a man
need do, and all he can do, if he wishes
tq reform, is to fight ono glass of liquor.
It is a pretty poor sort of a man that
can not whip ono glass of grog. A
child could throw that in tho gutter,
and it would look much better there
than a man does. That is all wo havo
(to say about Temperanco to-day.
Interesting Information a to How "Rye"
and "Bourbon" Whlikle and Other
Poisonous Drink Are Prepared.
A manual for the guidance of rum
sellers pnd bar-keepers has recently
been issued. It gives itstructions for
tho preparations of various drinks,
from which instructions we glean tho
following interesting information! In
preparing low grades of so-called
rye" and "bourbon" whiskies bour
bon oil and ryo oil aro used. Bourbon
oil is distilled from a comnound of
fusol oil, acetate of potash, sulphurio
acid, sulphrato of copper, oxalate of
ammonium, and black oxido of man
ganese. Ryo oil is distilled from a
mixture of fusel oil. oenauthlo ether.
chloroform, sulphuio acid, and chlorate
of potash. Sulphuric copper is a dead
ly poison. Oxalic acid is a poison that
sometimes kills in a few minutes.
Fusel oil is said by somo authorities to
cause tho dyspoptic and nervous dis
orders that follow tho habitual uso of
alcoholic liquors. Those who would
llko to know what effect these ingredi
ents nave upon tuo numan system
will find an abundance of information
in any Dispensatory. Jamaica rum
is made out of "spirit," New England
rum, nnu rum essence, mis essenco
is a mixturo of sulphurio acid, black
oxido of manganese, pyroligneous
acid, acetio ether, butyric ether and
oil of birch. The ingredients of the
essonce by which "spirits" is trans
formed into atiDle brandv aro fusel nil.
sulphurio acid, valerianic acid, acetio
ncia ana on oi nitter almonds. "The
oil of bitter almonds," says the Dis
pensatory, "is hardly inferior to dilute
hydrocyanic acid in its poisonous
power.' Valerianic acid quickens
the heart's action. It causes debility
and then naralvsis. There is a lone
list of cordials and wines for tho man
ufacture of which the manual elves di
rections. Two kinds of blackberry
brandy one, "a superior article"
are described, and there is no trace of
tho blackberry in either of them. Oils
ana acias are there, however, in
abundance. Cherry brandy, flavored
with the oil' of bitter almonds, is
spoken of as "a much better article
than is usually sold." The cost is six
ty cents a gallon. Murlatio acid is
used in making maraschino. "The
methods and recipes contained in this
woric, says tne author, "aro all given
by one who has been in that line of
business for many years, and they are
suosianuany wose in general use at
the present time." Irish World.
The village of Geneva, N. Y., having
a population of about four thousand,
has undertaken the establishment of a
coffee-house for putting Temperance
Drincinlcs into nroctloe. It is to be. aa
described in one of the local papers,
"an attractive place, where vounermen
tan congregate, drink their coffee, eat
tnoir luncucs. enjoy tne neneitt oi a una
reading-room and the pleasures of bll-
naru ana pool, witnout tne contamin
ating influences of the saloon and bar
Associated Pbess dispatcnes from
the eastern part of this State say that
''.he extensive religious revivals in many
localities have greatly increased the
sentiment for temperanco and prohibi
tion. Perhaps a religious revival which
did not boar somo such fruit might
well be suspected of not being genuine,
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