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FOR SUNDAY BEADING.
A HARD MASTER.
The devil has plenty of sorvlcet
He keeps all his agent at work.
And suffers no one to be Id Uv
Or Blre them r moment to shirk!
And rm certain that nil who've tried It
Will frankly and linncitly say
That fpr any kind of labor
The devil a the poorest pay.
He will start a carouse or a racket,
And promise iou plenty of fun;
But all you will cot for your trouble
la to pay for the mischief tou've donet
For the devil's a tricky fellow,
And wilt manage himself to escape,
While he lonves his sad dupe in his folly,
To bear all the blame of the scrape.
Ho tells you of Joy In the wlno-cup,
Good-fellowship, laughter and mirth.
But he hints not tho woo that will follow,
With all that Is bitter on earth.
He points you to freedom! a prison
Is often the end of j our hope;
He'll leave you at last but n bailor.
And make you pay dear for tho rupo.
He a-lorles In falsehood and mischief.
Turns neighbors and fr.ends into foes.
Makes gossip and scandal and tattle.
Breeds trouble wherever ho goes.
Ho's n sham a vllo, painted deceiver,'
A hypocrite, tr.okster and ulowui
More er was he known to succor
His victim when once be Is down.
He lores to the. gaming table.
And tolls how a fortune is made:
He points to the path to office;
He stands in the marts of trado;
With promise of golden treasure.
He lures his victim on,
Till substance and hope and honor.
And all one may hold dear Is gone
The devil's a busy workman.
Ilia servants can nover stop:
Toe time when the world should slumber
Is the busiest time In bis shop.
Ahl long are the hours of labor,
And short Is the pay ou tret:
For of service that brings one profit,
xoe aovii s uio poorest yet.
And this Is his scale of prices.
To the busiest workman, no good:
From ono who gives time, honor, sub
stance. He takes away oven Ms food I
Ask the worldling, the drunkard, the thief!
Ask any who've trusted bis lies;
H.s moft faithful servants are cheated,
.lad each in his misery dies.
Gives be gold? 'tis a curse and not bless
ing; His pleasures but ashes and dross;
His promlso Is cruel'deceptlon.
What he fflvoe Is but hopeless loss.
How Btrontro so many will serve him,
And barter their lives awairl
While the dov it's the hardest master
Who servo hint get poorest pay.
THE KINGDOM OF PATIENCE.
The Rule of, the Inner World Requires
Sinew of Bonl Patlenoe the Crying Meed
of the Times,
If it is a greater thing to rule tho
spirit than it is to tako a city, wo have
great worlds to conquer which are
closo by, and wo need not sigh for
greater. Tho unseen world we each
lire in, do our battling in, where we
lore and huto, hopo and despair, con
quer and fall, is an immense arena,
which the "pigmy size" wo wear doth
greatly belie. We do not realize tho
immensity of our being, nor tho im
mensity of the world in which wo live,
tho endless chain of thought, the
depths nnd heights of our spiritual ex
istence oven in this present life, until
wo havo learned to know something of
tho real things; until we know that
this risible world is the most unreal
world wo know any thing about The
Kingdom of Heaven is within you, so
this Kingdom of Patience must be
within. To rule this inner worll is
truly groater than to take a city. It
requires sinew of soul. How sublime
.to bo a kingly ruler of this real iclf, in
this real world, where nobody but God
knows al! about it. Irritant, anxious,
Impatient reigning betokens woakness
and an, undisciplined force. When the
endurance, the patience of tho soul
fail, then' the flood-gates are open, and
all is lost and the oitadel taken; but if
patienoo hath her perfect work, yo are
perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Patience hopeth to the end; Patience
-can wait and can see the end, has eyes
to see and ears to hear oil. It is at
leisure. A soul hurried and worried,
strung to the highost tension; not only
loses its desired end but loses all, for
the kingdom is not ahead ofyou, but
is in yon, if it is anywhere. Patience,
patience is the crying need of to-day.
Somebody has said we do not have
strength to even sit still in theso days.
Fussiness and stir is not always'prog
ress. any mora than waitlnsr is a loss.
A fine, strong grasp of the relus is what
is wantea, wnetner we are going for
ward, or whether we are holding still.
The thing to be gained is a full self-
How much of real life is destroyed by
the corking cares that, like the little
foxes, do the mischief. Martha robbed
herself, and would have robbed
the patient Mary,-of the presence of
Christ, with her seeming Io'ad of care.
No doubt burdens are to be borne, but
thethowto bear them! the ono thing
needful first! It is the very straw with
which to make the brloks. Except the
Lord build, the labor in vain that build,,
and It was so with Martha. She was
trying to get on without tho "one
thing. " Mary, wltU her heart full of
tho Lord, could proDably have gono
about tho same duties self-possessed
and heroically patient, and there would
havo been no care about it. Possibly
tho raoal might not havo been so per
fect (but we have no right to infer even
this), but we do know such a full heart
would have added a blessing to the
dlnnor that no material perfection
could. Mary must have been a patient
soul to have borne with so bitter a
rebuke in the presence of tho Beloved
without replying, and we see how well
the Saviour replied for her. But what
a picture wo have here of asercno soul,
with leisure enough to drink in tho
spirit of the Master before sho sets
about her tasks. Wonders can be ac
complished when such are moving
about their duties in Hin, not only be
cause they are Divinely sustained, but
they reign oversclf; are self-enthroned,
and havo regained that dominion which
was given in the garden.
But we shall find patience any thing
but a passive virtue when we under
take to practice it. Nothing is more
active than tho vigilant ruler of this
kingdom, who not only ward? oft' all
foes, but moves upon them. A merely
passive soul always lets well enough
alone, and drifts with the current with
a little more folding of the hands and
a little more quiet sleep, so that, liko
David, we have to consider their end
before we can realize the danger of
this kind of patience. "Passions, dan
gers, resistance are educators. We
acquire the strength we have over
come," says Emerson. Antagonistic
forces develop new forces. The ath
lete, in order to develop muscle of
body, does nothing more than resist in
every way the gravitation of his body
to the earth. In active resistance, the
very strength that old earth has to hold
him down becomes his own, so far as
he overcomes it. And so it is with the
soul. Ottenses must needs come, and
James says we should count it all joy
when we fall into divers temptations
(tests), knowing this, that the trial of
your faith worketh patience, and so
our serious business is to resUt and,
la resistjBg,- we aoqulro i tho, n very
strength of the offense or 'temptation.
Habit begets about tho whole of pa
tience. Whon, under grace, tho soul
acquires the habit of patience, the bat
tle Is nearly won. Tho conquorlng
then is done without exhaustion of vi
tality. God so made us that tho will
power will act unconsciously when
onco habit has taken the details of
tho matter In hand. It cost each of
us immenso mental effort to learn the
art of making this body of ours stand
on end and walk, but when once the
muscles net from habit, without
drawing upon the conscious will
power, then one Is free to run n race,
and not until then. Then It requires
so much enginery to steer us aright,
wo can well understand that patience
ic not psUslveness. Yot it is rcstful
ness. Many a pationt and poaccful naturo,
too, has tho credit of being pllablo and
characterless, while many a mustering,
forceful nature has the credit of being
very mighty. A mother sometimes
rather admires a willful child, suppos
ing it to havo much charactor. But
willfulness may bo any thing but
strength. It is raoro probably pure
-weakness acting out Its contortions.
Yet in these days of disordered nerves
it is Is doubtful if impatient people
should not very often bo pitiod instead
of blamed. The will-power is im
paired, and to sit in judgment upon
ourselves or others may very often ag
gravnto tho case. Wo may yet con
clude that sin and sickness are very
closely related, and that there is but
one cure for tho wholo disorder. How
ever that Is, we know that tho Lord
pltieth as a Father, and remembreth
that we are dust, and if we would
reign in His Kingdom, it must be m
Him. whether siok of soul or of body.
Through great humility must we find
tho only way, and bo patient with our
selves since God is pationt with us.
Beliove fully that tho Word is Life
as well as Light. Wo must more than
read it, we must eat it Christianity
is more than a system of truth; it is
Life, and If we really partake, we shall
have that oomplote dominion which
God gavo. There is none greater.
Mrs. Mary Bull, in Advance,
Extracts from a Hcrmon on "The Chil
dren's Portion," by Rev. Alexander Mee
leod, 1). D.
Play is neither idleness nor folly. It
is ono of the many good things which
havo come into your life from Heaven.
It is a gift' from God. It is one of His
wonderful works. When ho made the
beautiful earth and the sky, and tho
body and soul of man, ho made tho
happy play of childhood. It Is a part
of your life as truly as prayer Is, as
truly as tho soql itself is. And it Is
part of tho life of children all tho world
over. If it were possible to journey
with tho sunlight and seo all that it
sees, and go round and round theglobo
with it, wo should everywhere see chil
dren at play.
Mow, the first thing I want you to
soo is that this playing of you boys
and girls in the streets, or anvwhero
else. Is a pleasure" to God. Ho is a God
so kind and loving that He delights
in everything innocent that is a de
light to you. Just as Ho delights in
the songs of birds and in the color and
fragrance of flowers, Ho delights in
the play of childhood. It was becauso
He was thinking of it as a ploasuro
that Ho sent Zachariah to tell the
builders of Jerusalem tho good news
that children should soon be playing
in the streets. ,
I know a poet who made a song on
tho happiness of poor children at their
first day of play in spring., All the
winter thoy wero shut up In their
I homes for want of shoes. But now the
winter was past and the sun shining,
and the air. warm...And "tho bairnics,"
barefooted but happy, "wero out on
tho pavement again."
" Their wee sboloss foot have forgotten their
As tbov walk in the sun on tho' pavement
Something like this must bo tho joy of
God as Ho looks down ou tho same
God has made play a part of 'your
life, becauso Ho wants you to be
strong. He has work waiting in tho
years to come for 'every boy and girl
on tho earth. And although it is not
all tho samo kind of work, all of it is
work which will want strength for tho
doing. Therefore He will not havo
you always at tasks. Ho has divided
tho tirao .for tasks with tho time for
play. He will have you out in the'open
air. By your games Ho will havo your
body-in. endless-motion. You shall
run and not be weary. You shall
leap and dance and race and climb, so
that' o very part of you may be made
strong for the work that lies before
yoa in life. '
Foi another thing God wants you
to have a happy gateway into life.
Nobody can toll baforeband whether
your after life will be happy. But God
in His love has secured that tho
time of play shall bo happy. In games
you 'are joined together, just as we
who aro ord'are in' our toll. Theplay
ground is a littlo world. You can not
havo any pleasure in any of its games,
unless you try to have tho others
playing with you as happy as your
self. To De unkind, unjust, unfair or
ungenorous in a game, is to spoil it or
bring It to an end. Surely this is a now
rich addition to our knowledge of God,
when we discover that the samo kind
Father, who gave His Son to die for us,
that He might deliver us from sin and
death, made the joy and play of boys
and girls in the streots and In the
house. May vou carry somuthing of
the joy of it all through lifo with you,
and may you remember that God lias
been so good to you that Ho has sot
your lifo between two worlds of joy
tho world of your happy childhood, and
the world' that awaits you in Heaven.
Toleration, Sympathy and Pity.
As men' grow older they grow moro
tolorant, if their lives havo had proper
development, and therefore have less
use for their probes and forceps than
when they were younger. This is true,
at least of those whose start in the
world was upon a lovel of average
seriousness. They do not grow more
tolerant of sin, but know better how to
weigh and estimate it as committed by
different persons and in different cir
cumstances. Thoy learn this in part
by becoming better acquainted with
themselves, which, reducing former
estimates, brings them more Into sym
pathy with the weaknesses of their
neighbors. They loarn it also by get
ting to know more of men of their
teBdMoJes,' weaknesses, susceptibill
tles;;trialsl and temptations -for this
must 'always soften and warm their
dispositions. It is out of this that pity
grows, and then tho capacity for doing
the benevolent work that Christianity
imposes. God has compassion like
that of a father; "for he knoweth our
frame'.' how weak we are, how easily
temutesViiaa overcome. United Prt-
International Sunday-School Lesson for
Oclnbsr 94, 18S0.
Specially arranged from 8. 8. Quarterly.)
John 19:17-83; commit versos 17-10.
17. And Ho. bearing His cross, went forth
Into a place called the pint of a skull, which
Is called in the Hobrew Oolfotha:
IS. Where they eruoinod Him, and two oth
ers with Him, on either side one, and Jesus In
18. And IMIate wrote a title and put It on the
cross. And the writing was: J15SUH OF NAZ
AltKTH THIS KINO OF T1IR JKW8.
au. This title thon read many of tbe Jews;
for the place where Josus was crucified was
nigh to the o tt ; ami It was written In Ho
brow, and Orcok, and Latin.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to
Pilate: Write not, Tito Kips: of the Jews; but
mat no saia, l am King or tne jews.
XX l'llata answered; What 1 havo written I
. Then tho soldiers, when they bad cruci
fied Jesus, took His garments, and made four
parts, to every soiaiera part; ana aiso ji
coat; now tho coat was without seam, woven
from the top throughout.
St. They said therefore among themselvos;
Let us not rend It, but oast lots for It, whoso
It shall be; that the Scripture mlirht be ful
filled, which salth; Thoy parted My raiment
among thom. and for My vosturo they did
east lots. These things therefore tho soldiers
25. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus
His mother, and Ills mothor's sister, Mary
tho wife of Cleopas, aud Marv Magdalene.
20. When Jcu therefore saw His mother,
and tho disciple standing by, whom He loved.
He salth unto His mother: Woman, behold
thy Son I
7. Then salth He to the dlsctplo: Behold
thymotherl And from that hourthat disciple
took her unto his own hnmt.
Si. Aftor th s. Jesus knowing that all things
were now accomplished, that the Scripture
might bo fulfilled, saith; I thirst
. Now there was sot a vessel full of vino
gar; and they fllloJ a spouse with vinegar,
and put U upon the hyssop, and put (t to His
90. When Jesus therefore had received thn
vinegar Hosnld: It is finished; and Ho bowed
His head, and gave up tho ghost.
Time Friday, April 7, a. n. 30, from nine
a. m. to three p. m.
Place Calvary (Golgotha), Just outside
the walls of Jerusalem on tho north.
Parallel, Accounts Matt 37:33:50;
Mark 15:31-37; Luke 33:33-18.
Helps over Hard Placrs (1) On the
Way to the Crosi (v. 17). And lie ISmrtnq
Hit Cron: each victim was accompanied
by four soldiers. Jesut bore His cross ai
long as He oeould, and then Simon
from Cyrene in Afrloa was compelled to
help Him. A great multitude followed.
Golgotha Hebrew for "skull." Calvary is
from the Latin for skull. The place was a
knoll in the shape of a skull. (3) The
Crucifixion (vs. 18-33). Jesus was nailed to
the cross so that His feet would bo but a
short distance from the (round.
Dratu Br Crucifixion The victim was
stripped naked of all his clothes. He was
laid down upon the implement of torture.
His arim were stretched along the cross
beams, and at tbe center of the open
palms the point of a huge nail was placed,
which, by the blow of a mallet, was driven
home into' the wood. Then, througheither
foot separately, or possibly through both
together, as they were placed one over tbe
other, another huge nail tore its way
through the quivering flash. And then
tho accursed tree, with its living
human burden banging upon It
in helpless agony, and suffering fresh tort
ures as every movement irritated the
fresh rents in hands and feet, was slowly
heaved up by strong! arms, and the end of
it fixed firmly in a hole dug deep in tho
ground for that purpose. The feet of tbe
sufferer were only a toot or two above the
eround. Death bv crucifixion seems to in
clude all that pain and death can havo of
the horrible and ghastly dizslness, cramp,
thirst, starvation, aleeplesraesj. publicity
of shame, long continuance of torment,
horror of anticipation, mortification of un
funded wounds all Intensified just up to
the point at which they can be endurod nt
all, out all stopping just short of the point
which would give to tho sufferer the relief
30. Hebrew, etc. ; the three chief languages
there spoken. (3) The first of the seven
words from the cross.'. "Father, forgive
them," spoken while Jesus was being
affixed to tbe cross (f.uke 33:34). (4) Tbe
four soldiers dlvido the garments of Jesus
among themselves (vs. tSKM). Boon after
nine o'clock. 83. Hit mat: a long tunic,
or undergarment. 34. The Scripture ful
filled: Pk. 33:18. (5) Mockeries around the
Cross (Matt. 37:39-44). Nine to twelvo
o'clock. (6) Conversion of, the Penitent
Bobber (Luke 33:39-43). Toward noon. (7)
Tho Mother of Jesus and Other Women
(vs. 35-37). Towanl noon. 35. Ms Mother' a
tMer: Balome, the mother of John. CUajteu:
rather Clopm, the same as Alphmis, tho
father of James the less. (8) Darkness
over All the Land (Matt. 37:45). From
twelve to throe o'clock. (9) The Closing
Scenes (vs. 25-30). About three o'clock. t.
All . . . nceompltaheJ: the samo word as
finished (v. 30). His wholo work was donot.
all that the Scriptures had foretold; nil
necessary for redemption. Scripture: Ps.
69:31. Vintfjar: common Bour wine for
tbe Boldlors to drink. (10) Accompanying
Signs. Earthquake, vail of tho temple rent,
and graves opened.
Goldex Tkxt It is finished John 19:30.
Central Truth Christ crucified is tho
wisdom and power of God for tho salva
tion of man.
lessons from the cross.
1. Calvary Is the center of the history on
3. Even by thou who have no Interest if
it, tho Scripture is being fulflllod.
3. "There is one death-bed repentance In
the Bible, that all may hope; there is only
one to prevent presumption."
4. Tho steps of tho repentant thief: (1)
acknowledgment of his sins, (3) confession
that Christ is innocent, (3) faith in Jesus,
(4) prayer, (5) assurance of eternal life In
5. Verse 25. Those that love Jesus most
will keip close to Him even at tbe cross.
0. Verse 36-37. Tbe height of unselflih
ness is to remember other's needs, even In
the hours of greatest agony.
7. The cost of our salvation should make
os feol its worth, and take great pains to
obtain it. v
8. Christ crucified is the' wisdom and
power of Ood for the salvation of men. He
Is the only solution of the quostlou how
God can be just and true, and yet forgive
all who repent and believe.
9. The atonement on the cross (1) shows
God's hatred of sin. (2j It shows the ter
rible evil of sin. (3) It shows that we can
not enter Heaven unless cleansed from our
sin. (4) It sho ws the forgiving love of God.
(5) It shows the value of our salvation.
1. Where was Jesus crucified I Ass.
On Calvary, called Golgotha, near Jerusa
lem, on tho north. 3. When! Ans. On
Friday, April 7, a. d. 30. from nine to three
o'clock. 8. What did be sayl Ans. He
spoke seven tlraos, called the seven words
from the cross. 4. What were the last
words! Ans. "It Is finished; Father, into
Thy bands I commend my spirit." 5.
Why was He crucified! AifS. To make
atonoinent for our sins,
A grave-stone in the cemetery at
Bethel, Conn., was erected by a man
over the grave of his wife, and is a
rough bowlder brought from a neigh
boring hill. It was selected because,
as the husband said: "It was on that
stone that my wife and I sat when I
proposed to her and she said she'd have
Italian physicians are very success
fully treating lockiaw from wounds by
keeping the patient in a state of perfect
rest In a room specially prepared for
preserving absolute silence. Ono 'prao
titlonor reports recovery in four out of
every five cases.
Mrs. W. M. Welch, of Keysor, Md.,
has a large cat that follows her like a
dog. Recently while out with Mrs.
Welch the cat jumped on a large five
foot moccasiu snake that was about to,
attaok Its mistress, and, after a hard'
tight, killed the reptile and then dragged
itbome. Baltimore Bun.
The white inhabitants on the Pad-"
So coast are greatly exercised over the
action of the Chinese in providing
themselves with arms. One1 doaler in
Sacramento, Cal., recently sold seven
teen repeating rifles to Chinamen in out
day. Ban Franoitoo Calk
FOE OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
Old Biddy walked forth from bcr nest In tho
And saw something too ugly for hor to let
Whins 'it?" she thought, with her head In
" Oh, now 1 remember. If s a duck. I declarer
So, forthwith she caught It by the back of it's
And lossed it about till It was near iload.
Little UiHiffroy, who saw It, rushed Into tho
Picked up little duckling, and drove Biddy
" And now, Mrs. Blddr, Just soo what I'll do.
To punish and givo a lesson to you I "
He look nil the ogee sbo had laid In her nest.
And put In some ducks' oggs, the frosbest
' And now, Mrs. Biddy, whon you'vo had tho
Instead of a chicken, to batch out a duck.
We'll seo If It looks Just as ugly to J ou
As other hens' ducklings now seem to do."
Ro In Biddy's warm nest, four weeks to a dnr,
ttlght through tho whito walls tho broud bilii
And llidily, good soul, lont all tho eld that
As any good mothor-hen In such a time
And when they came out, of ducks there
were nine, ,
Sho gsred In dollghtl "Now, these are all
And sho swelled -in her pride, as If ncror be
fore A young creature had knocked or a hen
opened the door.
Thoir feet wero liko paddles, their bills broad
Thoy waddled In walking, all nine by her side.
They greedily snutvltd tbe food In their pen,
And vet she adored theui. this ridiculous lien.
When they took to tho brook and swam far
Sho clucked and sbo grieved through the
whole ut the dar.
" They may bo peculiar, those dear babies
Bit then 1 adore them, because thoy are
Mrs. C. O. Pareimt, in Our Little thus.
THE UNKNOWN "DOCTOR."
A Story of Kmperor Joseph II and a Cruel
Night was falling ovor Vienna, and
the cold November rain, which had
been threatening all day, was begin
ning to come down iu earnest. Every
one seemed to havo gone home who
had a homo to go to, and tho streets
were almost deserted, when a tall man,
in a broad-brimmed hat and long, dark
cloak, came trumping down a narrow
lane in one of the pooror quarters of the
Nowadays, any one can walk about
Vienna at night safely enough; but a
hundred years ago, when rogues and
vagabonds swarmed in every street,
few honest poople cared to be out after
dark more than thoy could help. Tho
cloaked man, howovor, wont forward
briskly and fearlessly enough; but
any one who hod been watching him
would have noticed that, whenever ho
happened to pass a policeman, he kept
his head down, and pulled at tho collar
of his cloak, as if wishing to hide his
face as much as possible.
All at once a ragged, half-starved boy
enmc Hying past, who, catching sight
of tho tail man, ran up to him, and
"Ono gulden (forty cents), good sir;
just one, for pitv's sake!"
He hung back a little as he spoke,
as if fearing that his petition might be
answered with a bard word, or even a
blow. But tho tall man replied, in a
"Ahy do you want a gulden so
much, my boy? Aro you hungry?"
"It's not that," panted the boy.
"Mother's very ill, and tho doctor
won't come to seo her unless I rrive
him a guidon first, and I huven't got
so much as a cent; nnd perhaps mother
may ale in tue meantime."
The stranger paused and looked
keenly at the boy, hts'large eyes seem
iug to glow like live cools under the
dark shadow of his slouch hat Such
talcs wero told every day by the knaves
and beggars of the town; but the poor
little fellow looked thin and miserable
enough to mako his assertion that he
had no money only too probable, and
the earnestness of his voice and look
could not be mistaken.
"Here's a gulden for you, my lad.
Go quick and fetch the doctor, und I'll
look after your mother in the mean
time, if you'll toll me where she lives."
Tho boy hastily gave him the ad
dress, and, muttering a few broken
words of thanks, darted away, liko an
arrow from a bow.
"So, hero's nn adventure already!"
niusod tho unknown; "and a strango
ono it scums likely to be. There aro
doctors in this town, it would seem,
who would let a sick womau die
rather than lose a gulden. And yet
people call me hard-hearted. Bah!"
Just then he passed a baker's store,
nnd n sudden thought appeared to
strike him. He went in and bought ft
small brown loaf, taking care to choose
tho frcshost he could find. In that part
of the town most men were fond of
kcopiug their faces hidden, so that tho
baker wa? not surprised to see his cus
tomer pull his hat over his eyes as ho
camo in; but it struck him that the
hand which took the loaf was far too
white and well shaped to suit the
greasy, threadbare cloak that hung
over ft, The stranger pushed on at a
brisk paco through tho mazo of crook
ed, gloomy alleys, and soon reached
the house to which tho boy had direct
A dismal den it was, much more
liko a wild beast's lair than the
nbodo of any human being. Not with
out mora than ono awkward stumble
did the visitor make his way up the
pitch-dark and tumble-down stairs, to
the small, bare, chilly garret in which
tho sick woman was lying, with nothing
but an old plank between her and the
hflril. plank floor. " Ho greeted hor
kindly, and she, supposing him to bo
tho doctor whom hur.son had gono to
fetch, told him all ' about her illness
roadily enough. But he soon saw that
what she was sufferingfrora was simply
starvation, and breaking up tho loaf
which ho had brought, ho proceeded to
feed her with the softest morsels of it
"Now," said he, seeing that sho was
boeinninrr to rotive a little, "I'll write
down tbe name of a medicino which I
think will do you good. Send your
son with this paper to-morrow morn
ing to 23 Fordinand street, nnd they'll
givo you what you want, and not charge
you any thing for it."
"May God bless you!" murmured
tho poor woman, faintly.
At that moment tho rickety stair
creaked beneath a heavy troad, and In
to tho room strode the doctor, with the
boy at his heels.
"Hello!" criea no, rougniy, "wnat
sort of a dog-hole's this that you've
brought mo toP"
"It it bo a dog-hole," said the stran
ger, eyeing him sternly, "It's all the
Utter for you."
i "What do you mean by that you
rascal?" roared the burly doctor, stalk
ing up to him. "Do you know who I
"Yes, I do," retorted tho other,
with crushing contempt "You are a
doctor witnout Drains ana a man wiin
The, answer to this taunt was a blow
which would have ended the dispute t
once, had not the unknown man leaped I
nimbly aside. But as he did so, his
hat fell off, disclosing features at the
sight of which the bullying doctor
started back as if ho had seen a ghost,
his coarse, red face growing pale as
"Do you know who am?" asked
the stronger in turn. "You look as if
He did, Indeed, for he slunk out of
the room liko a beaten dog, without
daring to utter a word.
Meanwhile the sick woman, who
had been listening in amazement,
opened tho paper given by tho
stranger, and read:
"Pay to tho bearer tho sum of fifty ducats
"Tho Empcrorl" cried she, clasping
"Tho Emperor!"' echoed tho son. "Is
this kind gontluman really our Em
"Yes, my boy," said Joseph II, lay
ing his hand tenderly upon the curly
head; "nnd as you'vo been such a good
son to your sick mother, I promise you
I won't lose sight either of her or of
And tho Emperor kept his promlso.
David Kcr, in Qolden Days.
WHAT THE SUN DID.
Bo Made a Smart Hoy Drop lis Hoe and
Take Up Ills Ilooks Thus John Adams
Ilecame a Statesman.
John Adams' father wished to give his
son n collegiate education, but the
boy liked tho brooks better than his
books. Study was monotonous to tho
active lad, who found both excitement
and pleasure in hunting ai,d fishing.
" John," said his father, ono day,
when ho was fourteen years old. " It
is time for you to decide respecting
your future occupation in life. What
business do you wish to follow?"
" I wish to be a farmer, sir," ro
plled tho sturdv boy.
" Very well,"" said tho father, not a
little disappointed, for he had hoped
that John would enter the ministry.
" If that is your choice, it is time for
you to begin. You must give up fish
ing and nunting, and enter at once
upon the work of fitting yourself for a
farmer's life. You will begin to-mor-r
Shortly aftor breakfast tho next
morning, John was sent alone to tho
field to hoe corn. He worked until
noon, came homo to dinner, returned
to tbo field, and worked till night
While he worked he thought and the
scorching sun quickened his thoughts.
" Father," said he, hesitatingly,
that evening, ' I've been thinking to
day, and have concluded that I should
like to try my books. It was very hot
out in tho corn-field."
" A'ory well. You can begin school
to-morrow morning," answered tho
judicious father, concealing his pleas
ure at tho fact that the blitzing sun had
burned out his son's desire for a farm
The boy fitted for college in two
years, and was graduated at Harvard
at the age of twenty. He then began
to support himself by teaching school,
at the same time studying law in Wor
cester. Braddock had just then suffered
his disastrous defeat, and the colonics
were in great peril. Franco and En
gland wero struggling for tbe mastery
of the American continent The school
master's martial nature was so stirred
that ho would have abandoned teach
ing and tho law, could he have ob
tained tbe captaincy of a troop of horse
or a company of foot Fortunately for
tne country ana for nimseif, no couia
obtain neither, but was forced to open
a law-otHce in the town of Bralntree.
The obnoxious Stamp act was pub
lished. The yeomen of Bralntree met
in town-meeting to protest against its
enforcement Lawyer Adams, then
thirty years of age, was appointed to
draw up the remonstrating resolutions.
His production So fitly expressed the
people's sentiments that not only
Bralntree, but forty other towns of
Massachusetts, adopted it, and the au
thor became one of the people's lead
ers. Ho was sent to the Continental
Congress, and there began a career
which, while not free from blemishes,
is one of the greatest in tho history of
the country. That hot summer's day
did a good deal for popular govern
ment when it forced John Adams to
drop his hoe and take up his books.
THE MASON SPIDER.
A Wise Little Creature Who Knows How
to Keep Close at Home.
What a wonderful little creature this
1st It does all its work in the night
It builds a comfortable home right in
the side of a bank. It is exactly round,
and no bigger than a quarter of a dol
lar; you would say it was done with
some instrument, and so it was; but It
is on its own body. It is a sort of rake,
made of hard points, on its head. This
little tunnel is then lined with silk, and
do you know why? Because damp
ness can not get through silk, and your
mother's drawing-room is not moro
beautifully furnished with drapery than
the Mason Spider's sitting-room is.
But the door is the most curious part of
his house. It shuts of itself. It is about
as large as a sixpence, bound very
thick, and made of thin layers of lino
earth, moistened aud worked together
with fine silk; attached to this little door
is a silken hinge, very springy, and so
very tight that if the door is opened it
springs back with a sharp snap. Even
the socket is bound with silk, and tho
outsido covered with bits of moss, glued
on, so that no ono can find It if any
one should attempt to open this door
the spider would hold it tightly at the
bottom, at the same time clinging to
the walls of the house with main force.
All day the Mason Spider remains in
this home. When night comes ho
ventures out to spin a few threads on
the grass to catch his prey. Carrying
its food into the tunnel it has a good
feast Mrs. U. Hall, in Our Little
Crude Coal Oil for Stock.
As an ointment, and a cure for many
skin diseases, crudo coal oil can not be
surpassed. It is a differeut thing from
kerosene oil, and its excellence can
not be too strongly urged. It will kill
all kinds of insects or parasites, being
the best remedy known for scab,
mange aud other skin diseases. It
docs not blister or Irritate, is very
cheao, and should be in every farmer's
hands. There aro several modes of
using it ono of which is to mix it with
equal parts of lard, and another is to
mix a pint of the crudo coal oil with a
gallon of milk, applying as a wash,
keeping tho mixture well stirred dur
ing the operation. It can, in that man
ner, bo used to trreat advantage, when
tho crude oil may then bo applied as a
liniment, it answering admirably for
bruises, cuts, burns and other injuries,
Farm, Field and Stockman.
A STRANGE APATHY.
The Terrible Onslaught of the Ram Pow
er Against the People, and the Patal
Indlfferenoe to the Havoc Shown by the
The terrible onslaught that is now
waged by the belligerent forces of tho
rum power against the pooplo has no
parallel in history for viciousness and
The devastation of numerous happy
homes, an immenso waste and destruc
tion of property, the suffering of inno
cent children, crime, wretchedness,
pauperism nnd the vicious tendencies
that pervade a Krge proportion of the
community aro among the tcrrlblo con
sequences of this awful warfare now
being waged by this unscrupulous and
relentless foe. Tho conflict is an irre
pressible, unmitigated antagonism of
many, many thousands who are the
very demons of selfishness, or Incarnat
ed devils impelled with all the venom
and frenzy of a mercenary and de
bauchod human nature and opposed
bv the patriotic, conscientious masses
of tho people possessing generous sus
ceptibilities and a noblo manhood,
quietly aspiring after a moral and
Tho rum power with their numerous
sympathizers aro combined in a solid,
unbroken compact, and aro strongly
fortified with both money and Influence.
They have secured as allies the forco
of political power, nave large vested
interests, and are strongly barricaded
and protected behind the social habits
and perverted appetites of their victims.
Tho majority of the people, men,
rt omen and children, are on the other
side; most of them seem too timid or
too much occupied with their own per
sonal affairs to know or care what will
bo tho final outcome of this terrible
conflict This apathetic carelessness
of the people has given the rum power
many and special advantages, and also
given them favorablo opportunities to
fortify and intrench their position.
They have also succeeded in deluding
the people with the conviction that
they nave the most innocent intentions
in planting their batteries in every
available point and on the most eligible
positions, so that they can sweep the
whole field, and reach every man,
woman and child.
Their numerous fortifications aro al
so barricaded with legal and govern
mental sanction, and these still further
securely protected by political earth
works and intrenchments of perverted
Some of these fortifications and bat
teries have the fascinations of beauti
ful surroundings to attract the taste
and fancies of tho rich and high-toned
among people, especially tbe young,
and in some cases combining grandeur
and all the gorgeousness of color, gild
ing and draperies. These fortifications
are often covered with banners and
gold mountings, and are sometimes
made to appear liko fairy grounds,
strains of tho most exquisite melody
and the display of elegant mirrors,
stained glass and other rich adorn
ments all arranged and designed to
make the impression that no harm can
come' from their belligerent and danger
For an opposite class of tho people
tho batteries are of tho meanest and
lowest character, and are made attract
ive by an occasional hilarious song and
dance, showy placards and pictures
all arranged to mislead and deceive
the unwary. To cover up their dead
ly obiect their cuns are masked and
supplied with euphonious names, and
even their shot is so poisoned that
when it strikes it produces a delirious
and pleasurable frenzy, and while they
do not kill their victims outright they
are often reduced to an inanimate
stupor and left to drag out a misera
ble existence of discaso and suffering,
besides impoverishing their families and
filling their surroundings with the most
Every hour in tho day and long into
the night these batteries of the rum
power are opened on tho people with
fearful havoc, but their most effectivo
work is done at night, when they find
a large proportion of the victims of
thoir diabolical work are massed in
such positions that they can mow them
down with the least opposition aud tho
most deadly effect.
The moral portion of tho people, es
pecially those belonging to the Chris
tian church, are to some extent aware
of the character and designs of theso
batteries, and the terrible devastation
and death strugglo that is going on
among tho people, and occasionally
rally in opposition, but their chief ef
fort seems to be confined to a mild
attempt to persuade tho multitude to
keep out of the rango of the shot and
shell that are constantly though silent
ly hurled forth from these deadly guns
of tbo enemy, and not a few of tbe peo
ple seem to be animated with an ardont
zeal to take care of tho wounded.
Tbeso are often taken to hospitals
especially provided, whero they are
carefully nursed, and when conva
lescent are instructed to keep out of
the range of the guns of the enemy,
but as the markesmen know their vic
tims they become their targets and an
easy prey to their practiced eye.
Theso victims of tho rum power are
very numerous, and known to bo the
especial objects for their shot, and lia
ble to be struck down again and again,
until some final and moro deadly aim
from some of tbo batteries ends their
career, accompanied with tho most
terrible sufferings, which is often made
to include their families and even en
tailed on their children. In some cases
the shot of tho enemy produces all the
horrors of hell itself, making their vic
tims rage with a demonical frenzy,
sometimes torturing their families with
indescribablo violence and brutality.
Ono of the most lamentable features
of this war is that the mass of the peo
ple aro Indifferent and seem ignorant
as to the designs and the vigilance of
their enemies. -W. Jennings Demorest.
THE SALOON MUST GO.
Ilowever Hen Mar Dls-free as to the
Manuer of Klllln' It, the Awful Neces
sity of Its Death Is Apparent.
Public sentiment is well-nigh om
nipotent It enacts laws; it speaks
through the judge s charge; it gives
eyes to policemen; it governs the
crowd on tho street and liko a subtlo
atmosphero pervados all things, and
with commanding power. And pub
lic sontiment is rising up against the
saloon. Every day enlarges and Inten
sifies tho conviction that 'the dram
shop is an altogether useless and irre
deemably wicked thing, that It U a
burdensome barrier equally iu tho way
of tho highest civillzatiaa and of en
lightened Christianity. Though tol-
erated in tbe past Us baleful, dreaulul
influence has always, been felt and pro
tested against by tho noblest philan
thropists, aa well s by tua wretched
widows and orphans from whom tl hs
taken the hnsband and tho father."
Nay, many a time the poor inebriate
himself, the victim of hfs appetite, hast
cursed tho saloon as tho occasion
of his downfall, his evil habits,
his loss of character, his broken
health, his rags and miseries and
blasted hopes. Tho hour is drawing
near when the very Idea of a man,
mado in tho image of God, running
into a corner groggery to take a drink
of rum while standing on his feet will
seem utterly preposterous nnd absurd.
To be sure, such a procedure was once
tho fashion; and so was tho gaudy
dress, made up of the colors-of thu
magpie and tho harlequin, in wilcli
Oiivor Goldsmith used to strut about
to his own inlinitodolight, but at which
tho world now jeers as fantastic; and
ludicrous. Thero never was any neces
sity for a man to stand up to a oar and
to pour alcohol down his throat; and
henceforth such a habit will bo deemed
inexcusable, becauso undignified, un
manly, disreputable, as well as moral
ly pernicious in example, and tending
only toward tho degradation of hu
manity and the destruction of human
Men may differ widely about the
questions whether tuklng a glass of
wine is a sin per se, whether total ab
stinence, or the use of a thing with
self-restraint embodied in the word
Temperance shall be tho Christian's
law, whether the absolute prohibition
of the manufacture and sale of ardent
spirits is practicable or otherwise, etc.,
ctc.ibutsurelv there is, or ought to be.
no ground of difference among all
good and thoughtful men on tho de
mand that tho saloon must go. It has
already wrought mischief enough,
without ever doing one iota of benefit.
To attempt to put into language even
a few of the awful crimes that have is
sued directly from tho saloon would
seem like the outburst of rant And
yet no words can begin to convey any
just conception of the various forms of
vice and misery, of intellectual as well
us moral debasement causod by the
saloon. It is infinitely pathetic
and harrowing for us to im
agine just one night's doings in the sa
loons of this broud land. Who can bear
to think of the profanities, of the
malignant curses, of the demented
wits, of the violent and angry words,
of the bloody encounters, of tho'mur
ders, of the scalding tears and bitter
agonies, and unspeakablo remorso
which were, produced by the saloons
during lust the last twenty-four hours?
And what shall we say when wo re
member how these things aro multi
plied during all tho seven days of the
week and the fifty-two weeks of tho
year? There is hardly o family among
our sixty millions of tho people which
has not been struck somehow and
somewhere by the saloon devil; and
therefore it is certainly wise and just
for all our families to combino for its
overthrow. Let us agitate to make the
saloon disreputable, to secure ample,
legislation against it, to help judge
and jury and policemen to fool and do
'their duty with regard to, .it; to creato
a public sentiment rendering, It dis
graceful to peddle out standing drinks
and equally disgraceful to swallow
standing drinks In short, let us be
loyal to humanity and to Christian
civilization and to God by crying
out and acting on tho cry: "Down
with the saloon!" Christian al Work.
A Wholesale Liquor Dealer Gives Away
Secrets ol the Trade.
"There is not one saloon in fifty in
this city whero you can get a pure
drink of whisky. I will mako it
stronger. Forty-nine out of every fifty
liquor dealers are selling whisky,
which is neither moro nor less than
poison. I would not drink it sir. I
would not allow a good dog to drink
Tiiis remark was made by a reputa
ble wholesale liquor man to a reporter.
He is ready, ho says, to substantiate)
his statements by proofs that oan not
"You do not mean to say that f can
not get good whisky in a fine saloon
where I am charged twenty-fivo cento
a glass?" inquired a bystandtr, iu
"I will make no distinction between
fine saloons nnd the 'holes in tho wall.
They all handle about the same kind
of goods. The cheap saloons may put
a littlo more water in their whisky,
but it contain", no moro poison than
that which you purchase in tho saloon
whero oil paintings adorn tbo walls
and high-priced mirrors set off to an
advantage fancy bar fixings. It is alt
the same. Fancy saloons must make
plenty of money in order to meet their
"A law should bo passed prohibiting
the rectification that makes livo barrels
of whisky out of one. Some whisky is
put through a certain process whereby
a large quantity of tho fusel oil is taken,
out This whisky Is purchased by rec
tifiers, who will draw perhaps all out
of a barrel but five gallons, fill it up.
with cologne spirits, a largo percent
age of which is fusel oil, and then add
drugs to givo it the proper color and
taste. I was in the rectifying room of
a wholesale house a fow days ago. I
saw the compounder put several
ounces of carbolic acid in a barrel ot
stuff ho had compounded aud called
whisky. This was, he said, for the
purpose of giving it a bead, mako it
sparkle, sharp, biting. A barrel of this
kind of whisky contains enough fuset
oil to kill a half dozen men. I would
just as willingly take "a small dose' of
poison as drink a glass of it. Step into
a saloon and take a glass of this vile
stuff and you will feel the evil results
before you cross tho threshold.. It
acts directly upon the brain, and is
kcely felt throughout tho system, Men
who ' dritvk any amount of it become
wild, lost to their better judgment and
reason, and are scarcely responsible
for what they do. Besides, they are.
being slowly poisoned to death. Youug
men are stunted in their vigorous,
growth, and the energies of older men
are wasted. A law which allows mem
to mix up poison nnd sell it simply for
tho purpose ot making money should)
be repealed. This whisky often liudi
its way into sick chambtrs, and tbo re
sults can be imagined.
'!An old liquor man. stated to me a
short time ago that he could not hold!
his trado and handle pure. goods, and!
in order to moot the demands tor cheap
whisky ho had been compelled tq adul
terate. These statements I din ready
to prove. Show mo a man who adul
terates his whisky and I will show yon
ono that will not drink that which ha
sells to others." Pittsburgh Press.
Tne World'aWoman's Christian Tom
pcrunco Union has a hearty supporter
in the Mother Superior of tho convent
at Springfield, Mass. She has scoured
tho namea of 1,000 Catholics 'there to
the neb-ion. and Temperance text
I books, are to be used hereafter la U
convent scnoois. i