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JFOR SUNDAY BEADING.
One hour Imi of earth.
Slowly tho solemn belli ohlme out the hour:
Ono lust f hi nt echo lingers, from tho tower
80 lightly floating, and with tnaglo power
Wblipivs unlo ray troubled hoart: "Oh, bo at
For wberesoe'cr thou roa.
All happonoth for the best!
And thou art one hour nearer homol"
One da Imi of earth.
Slowly the tun is sinklag; and the night
Draw on apact. Tho evenosoent light
Of oveniog fast la f ad log from my.sight, '
The gloomy oanopy of night spreads o'er me
Yet, from Its very dome, .
A whispered word 1 hear
" Add thou art one day nearer home I"
Jno week less of earth.
Aye. seven more days of wearv toll nro o'er;
My journey s ono week shorter to that shore
Where I shall aall tho sea of llfo no more
Mo more shall mind the wares and shoals,
With danger fraught.
Nor tae-d Ita dashing foam.
f How blessed comes the thought
1 That I am ono week nearer home!
1 1 1 1
One month less Of earth.
The moon that shono so bright but Just ago
is round and roll again. By that I know
The changing seasons ever come and go,
Bringing to all maklnd, from Him who
Change and decay. Yet come
Those thoughts, so prcolous overt
That I am one month nearer borne I
One year less of earth. '
Stern winter with Its snow and Ice hath
And spring and summer, too, their course
have sped 1
Fair autumn, with her fruits of gold and
red, j ,
ilea In the pas. The year baa gone boyond
Yet, oh. what Joy to some
' Badnoul perobanoe to all
To know they're one year nearer home!
One soul lese on earth.
One weary soul Its pilgrimage hath trod,
One spirit qulokoned by His chastening rod,
Is borne by angel wings to meet Its Ucd;
Kejoloing that this world of sorrow, sin and
It need no longer rnamt
But share eternal lire
With Christ above. In Heaven Its home!
Samuel N. Puna, in ConareaatiunalUU
Nov. H Peter Restored John 21:4-11)
Nov. 21 Walking In the Light
1 John 1:15-10, and 2:l-
.Nov. 28-Jobn's Vision of CbrUL.Bev. 1:4-18
Deo. 5 Worshlnlnv Qod and
the Lamb Iter.
Deo. IS TheBalnta Id Heaven.. ..He v.
Deo. IB Th Great lnviuiiun..... Rev.
IMC. ze Review. Christmas Exercises. Mis
sionary, Temperance or other Lesson selected
by the school.
FAITH NOT AN ENDOWMENT.
It Is the Whale Life Clinging to the
World's Redeemer It Must Be Strug
gled for and Vigilantly Guarded,
There is a sense in which if is true,
as tho npostle assures us, that faith is
the gift of God. But it is a, gift which
in the first stage has to be struggled
ior as a prize, and in the later stages
watched and guarded with more costly
tjgil.tnco than tho great prima donna
is said to devote to tho security of her
diamonds. It is only by the highest
effort of sanctilied character that tho
Christian cau maintain himself in the
state of faith. It is by a great victory
over himsolf and over the world that'
ho readied it, and to stand firm on
that unworldly height requires of him
great control of himself, with plenty of
exorcise for his Christian will.
"Kept by the power of God" ho no
doubt is, but not in any senso that
makes tho guard of himself lets vig
ilant, nor the strain on his own faculties
' less sovere. Faith is a penetrative and
comprehensive act in which the whole
man unites. It is moro thanasent to
a creed, it is more than,pt6us affection
or holy feeling. Intellectual convic
tion does not describe it, and much as
deliberate preference or, moral decision
has to do with it, .there is1 trior? 'to' it
than will, and even more than obedi
ence or Christian activity.
Whatever the deepest principle in
tho soul is, It comes, front that. Its
springs'1 He in the fundamental con
victions of tho mind. It gives their
character to the moral ana ideal as
sumptions which lie back of every
man's philosophy. It colors all bis be
lief. It tells him what is most wortli
living for, what is best worth having
.and aiming at in life, and where tho
path of safety, 'peace and good for
mortals lies amid the perplexities of
the present exittence7 and out into the
dark world beyond.
He may take the problem 'in a very
simple fashion. He may say: I give
up these speculations; I can not
fathom theso difficulties; but I accept
'Christ as my Example, my Saviour
and my Guide. I will obey His word,
trust in His mercy,r and live, as near
Him and as like Himas I can. ':
That is a faith that will save him,
but not if he looks to It as a salvation
which God operates in him, and not if
thore is nothing more of it than a de
cision to leave the matter in this form,
and not if he relies on that decision to
take him into Heaven. The transfor
mation of the decision into faith is
effected by a believing life. Faith's
grasp on salvation is not in the
strength of one faculty nor in the
efficiency of one act The faculty by
which we.beliove is tho whole life
clinging to the world's Redeemer.
We use the eye to see, the ear to hear;
we employ the muscles of the limbs to
walk and the organs of tho throat to
sing; we have special faculties .in the
niind'which enables us to remember,
to compute, to love and to choose.
But there an no special organs In ' the
body nor In the mind by, which wo ex
ercise faith in God. The only valid
confessor before God is the man
whose life shows in It everywhere the
color and reality of what the lips only
express "1 believe." The believer is
tho man. -The believing is his life.
There are believers with whom faith
ran not be so simple a matter as this.
God has gven them speculate e powers,
or he ha placed them In a net-work
of secular entanglements, where duty's
plain and straight oath is lost in the
winoiBlp'suAcMfMionawf the world.1
The7!brefc Jus 'l dei of this ex-
uwrewo )tm my, uavi. , uarvsueo u,
The MO! eaM aid, k fr mm toeerry
Jiora. the Gospel f hit ewkr,'!lf.
Never before hat the "duty come home
so close to the breasts of Christian men
to inquire into what is meant by the
words they hear so often: "Kept by
the power of G od. "
Alas for them if they have set out on
the theory that faith is an endowment
policy, made safe and sure to them
when signed, sealed," paid for and
locked away in the safety vault of a
douMavbarrM eoBfealonv; J-ijKJ
Fai's.,vJ4dty.Uvnot that of Vso--curoefidownteat
.achievement It is a championship
which wears the crown, only becauso
it holds the field to-day against all
- comers. The believer is sure to bo
challenged, if not by, otbe, by, antag--onlsta
if he holds it, U great victory a vic
tory which shows that God's light and
truth have penetrated to the depths of
hlg being;. It Is by a great yiotory
that be holds .himself above the specu
lations which sophisticate men's minds.
It is a great victory wato keep the
heart true aud proven to the affections
from wandering, Into sin. It is 11 groat
victory to triumph over tho flood of
secular iniiuences which do so deaden
conscience, dull tho sense of honor,
nndormino responsibility and sink tho
Christian in the ways of tho world.
'Kept by tho power of God" is tho
last bittor sarcasm that overwhelms
tho believer who sleeps on his wntoh
or who permits faith in the endowment
from 6ii hlrh to relieve him from the
daily nfid unending warfare of tho faith
which is the achievement of the faith
ful. A. Y. Independent,
MORE CONSCIENCE WANTED.
Valthfutnesa In fjltlo Thing the flround-
work for 'Both Uodly Living and World
Wo want more consclonco in all tho
trades of tho day; then our carpentry,
our plumbing, our cabinet-making,
and our tailoting will not be what
they arci but what they claim to be.
Tho looms that wcavo our fabrics and
tho establishments that sell them to
the people, tho lawyers who pioposn
to take care of our wills when we are
dead, and to cut now tho slver bond of
marriage when it has rusted, and con
cerning which God hai said: 'Let no
man put it asunder;' the legislators
who so tenderly claim only to be the
'servants of tho pcoplo;' the dairyman
who sells us milk; the groom who cares
for our horses; the clerk who keeps
our, accounts the need of all theso to
day and of every other right work Is
more conscience. ''
There Is a vast amount of slovenly,
dishonest work done, and it has done
much to degrade men and to put thuui
nt a very setious disadvantage A man
who docs not put truth into his work
does not tell the truth, and he is doubly
guilty when he makes the word or the
fabrio or tho opportunity Ho for him.
Wherever you nro employed, young
men, and by whomsoever, put your
conscience into.your work, and, though
youremployor wrong you, never wrong;
yourself by slighting your task. Be
very careful that circumstances, the
removal of restraints, are not allowed
to rob your conscience of its sublime
liberty. Better maintain your con
science in doing your duty than to
escape the reproach of men and be
careful to carry your conscience into
the smallest duty. Nothing is indiffer
ent, tho faithful doing of which re
sponds to moral obligation in a man.
Bomo men can not bo trusted with
details. A'thlng of duty with them is
determined by its mssivencss, its
quality, or tho capacity it may havo
for the promotion of self-glorification.
In all the universe very little things
are Important It would seem that
God was very careful In making 11
spear of grass, and there is moro of
wonder in the throat of a canary than
in the shaggy bead of 1 a lion. The
faithfulness of a man is not deter
mined by the sizo of his work, and
duty Is never done when its force is
oxpended on the great things at the
expense of smaller obligations. When
one comers tne dignity 01 conscienti
ous duty upon the smallest part of bis
work, ho has not only served well,
but he has laid the stair-way of his own
it is nobler to oe raitiuui than to be
famous, and I assure you, young men,
if you would give greatness to your
duty. If you would over climb to tho
Ideal yet a dream in your mind, it will
be by faithfulness in tho smallest mat
ters. M Rhodes, D. D.
. Stewardship and Ownership.
Noither in his public or private talks
did the Saviour ever condemn richi
men simply because they were rich. I
His declaration "How hardly shall they
that havo riches enter into tho King
dom of God," is n, sad refrain over tho
course of a young man whom he loved,
but who deliberately preferred his tem
poral riches to a followjng of the Mas
ter hero, and llchos in Heaven here
after. This young man was con
demned, not' because "he had great
riches," but because, when brought
face to face with the great question of
acknowledged and responsible stew
ardshJpvor assumed ownership, ho re
fused'the former, preferred tho latter,
and so lost the Heavenly riches. And
this same question of stewardship, or
ownership, faces tho rich man of to-day
just as squarely as it did the young
man of the Gospel, and demands just
as unequivocal an answer as it did
from bim. .It makes a great difference
to one' who counts his wealth, whether
he is to consider himself the absolute
owner of it all, or whether he is to hold
it as an accountable steward of the
Great Giver and Lord of all. Accept
ing and discharging tho conditions and
responsibilities of stewardship the rich
man walks Heavenward under the ben
ediction of the Master; rejecting thorn
and recognizing only ownership in
himself, he con, if ho listons, hear the
plaintive words of the Master: "How
hardly shall they.that have riches enter
into the Kingdom of God." There are
but two ideas; stewardship and owner
It Passe Beyond the Stars.
tTWo feeble' mortals havo the privilege
of speaking to, our ..Makor. Wo utter
words here or pour. out our desires In
.,' . J ' i ' W ...
(tno closet or when walking in the
street or engaged In our daily employ
ment we breathe an ejaculation. The
word may be scarely louder than u
whisper, ty may be inaudible .to our:
neighbor, and yet it can1 not die away'
into bilence, nor can it be lost through
blending with other sounds; nothing
can drown it or prevent it reaching its
destination. It passes beyond sun and
stars; it enters the presence-chamber
of the Almighty, Amid the ceaseless
strains of praise, that whisper reaches
the Divine car, touches tho Infinite
heart, moves the Omnipotent arm. , . U
brings forth troops of angels on minis
tries of mercies. It sots in motion
lamp trains of events, and brings down
showers of blessings on those who utter
Tho simplicity and naturalness of
the Bible arc mostj striking. Where
else can be found such graphic pictures
of parental and domestlo lifeP The
straightforward delineation of its most
conspicuous characters; its record of
the sins of God's people with the same
impartial pen as is used for the setting?
forth of jtpelr virtues: its lofty moral
tatoes'its sublimity.! fhonjrbi, as well
as its 'superhuajin authority, all be
speak its unique character. For like
the Master, of whom it Is tho constant
and consistent witness, ltd words are
with authority. It sever speculates or
halts In Its teaching, but drive straight
to the mark. Dr. Oulrou.
If great thing are to come out of
u they must, in,, the first Place, beAfo
us. . It ) Omnipotence: alene who (can
J reduce a thing from nothing. -Untied
WALKING IN THE LIGHT.
International Sunday-School Lesson for
November 31, 18S0,
(Specially arranged from B. S. Quarterly. 1
1 John 1 :M0, 3 !l-0; commit verses 1 :7-9.
A. This then la the message which wo have
henrd of lllui, and declaro unto you, that Ood
Is light, and In Him Is no darknoss at nil.
6. If we say that we havo fellowship with
Him, and walk In darkness, we lie, and do not
7. 11 nt if we walk In the light, as Ho Is In the
light, wo have fellowship one with another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleansoth us
from all sin.
8. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves, and the truth Is not In us.
0. ir wo confess our sins, Ho Is faithful and
Just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.
10. If we say that we havo not sinned, we
make Him a liar, and His word is not In us.
1. My llttlo children, these things I write un
to you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we
havo an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
2. And He is the propitiation for our sins; and
not for ours only, but also for the tint of tho
8. And hereby wo do know that we know Him,
If we keep His commandments.
4. Ho that salth, I know Him, andkeepeth not
His commandments, Is a liar, and tho truth Is
not In him.
5. But whoso keepeth His word. In him verily
istholovoof Qod perfected; hereby know we
that we are In Him.
6. Ho that salth he nbldeth lnlllm ought him
self also so to walk even as He walked.
Time This Kplstlo was written about
A. D. 00.
Place Probably at Ephcsus.
Kulehs Domitlan, tho last of tho twelve
Csssars, Emperor of Rome.
AuniOH 8t. John, tho apostle, author of
the Gospel of John.
To whom To Christians in general, not
to u particular church.
Inthodoctiox Ood as light, and God as
love, aro the key-notes of this Epistle. Tho
verses previous to tho lesson aro an intro
duction or prologuo.
Helps over IIahd Places 5. JUard of
Ilim: from Jesus, by His words and by His
example Ood U light! light is the best sym
bol of God; it is immaterial, mysterious,
omnlpresentglorlous, undefilod, tho source
of life, beauty, comfort, visibility, health
and power. God is to our spirits what the sun
Is to tho world, tho source of llfo, health,
joy, truth, holiness, spiritual beauty and
glory. God is light for this present life;
He is our intellectual light; His is our spir
itual light. No darknat) no error, doceit,
Ignorance, sin or death. 7. Walk in ttie
light: the same light in which God lives.
We hare fellomhlp on vlt another; because
all alike are true, sincere, holy, pure. If
we are all like God, we must be like one
another. The blood of Jem Christ; His suf
ferings and death, and the love expressed
thereby. CUanuth us from all tin: washes
away all our past guilt, and
cleans our hearts from tho dispo
sition to sin; by justification and sanctinca
tion. Howl (1) A new life is imparted, a
new nature is given. (2) In that blood is
found ovory motive for a holy life. (3)
Through that blood comes the indwelling of
the Holy Bplrlt. (4) It shows the terrible
evil of sin while it forgives. (5) It cleanses
from tho tendency to sin. 8. If ice lay we
have no itn; if we say that we aro absolutely
sinless, and need not the application of
Christ's cleansing blood. If it is asked
what then is tho difference between a
Christian and a sinner, tho answer is (1)
that tho Christian repents, and tho sinner
does not; (2) tho Christian is forgivon, tho
sinner is not; (3) the Christian has a new
llfo in him, which is conquering the evil,
the slnnor has not; (4) tho Christian some
times falls Into sin, but hates it, and strives,
and prays against it, tho sinner's main Ufa
is without God, and ho chooses not all sins,
but some sins. Bin in the sinner is tho
main current of his llfo; sin in tho Chris-
.tlan is an eddy contrary to the main cur
rent. (:) The Christian feels himself more
sinful than tho sinner, becauso ho measures
himsolf by a higher standard. 9. lh U
faithjul: to His promises. And just: His
sense of justice is satisfied by tho atone
ment. He docs not lose His justlco in His
mercy. 1. An advocate: in tho Greek this Is
the samo word translated Comforter, when
speaking of tho Holy Spirit (John 14: 10, 38;
15 : 30). Jesus is our defender beforo
God's Judgment bar, and pleads for our
forgiveness for His own sake. And in all
this Ho is a Comforter. 2. Propitiation:
one who makes it peasiblo for God to par
don us by His atonement. But aUofor the
thu of tJte whole world: (1) tho atonement is
largo enough to tako in all men in all ages.
Its nature is such that what is enough for
one is enough for all. Tho way is prepared,
and all tho world can walk in it if they will.
(3) Ho is the only propitiation for the
world. There is no other way of salvation
provided, and any who aro saved must be
saved by this Saviour. 4. He that tatth, 1
Imou Him, and letpeth not lilt commandments,
iia liar; he declares what is not true, and
what can not be true. Tho outflow from
the heart proves what is in the heart. If
the the plant boars thistle-blooms or bramble-briars,
it can not be a grape-vine. S. In
Him U th tout of Ood perjeeted: our love to
God Is perfect when all our actions flow
from it, so that they are perfectly con
formed to God's word. God's word is the
expression of what perfect love naturally
Golden Text If we walk in the light as
He is in tho light, we have fellowship one
with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanseth us from all sins. 1 John
Centkai, Truth Blessed are they who
walk in the light of God.
1. God is Light and Love, the two most
beautiful and desirable things in existence.
3. Sin Is darknoss, and tends to ig
norance, deceit, error, sorrow and death.
8. Christians aro like ono another, so far
as they are like God.
4. Fellowship brings comfort, mutual
help, sympathy, love, higher lives, broader
knowledge, better work.
,5. The groat noeds of men are forgive
ness and cleansing.
6. The more we live in God's light, the
more conscious we are of our Imperfec
tions. 7. The Gospel salvation is large enough
for tho whole world.
Tub easiest way is not always tho best
way a lesson we were taught at school,
and which the training of mature experi
ence is constantly enforcing. tttf J'ru
tyfcrisn. Wa all desire olther some ospocial hap
piness in life, or some absorbing pursuit.
,&nd if we can not attain the first, we do
What we can to make the second our own.
Qualified as a Cook,
A-Xew York gentleman hired a cook
because her recommendations were
good, and moreover she asserted that
she had cooked for a gontleman whoso
good 'table is celebrated. Much to the
disgust of her employer, her cooking
was simply horrible, so be called her
Into his presence and said:
"Bridget, when I hired you you told
me that yon were qualified as a cook,
and that you bad been a cook at the
Bondclipper villa on the Hudson."
"And so I was, sor; I cooked tho
turnips for the pigs in a big boiler,
or." Texcu Bifiingi.
A parrot was allowed in the witness-box
of a London court tho other
day. Poll waa not sworn, but she set
tled tho case, which was one of disput
ed ownership In herself, by turning to
one claimant and doing all that he
commanded, while the other waa
, An old health maxim says; "Nev
far go to bed with cold feet," This
'maybe all right, but if your feet are
cold have you got to ait up all nlghtP
Htw Uwim Atw.
FOE 0UE YOUM FOLKS.
4 tTelp one another," the snow fltkei said.
As the cuddled down In the r fleecy bod)
Ono or 11s hero would not be folt.
Ono of us liuru would qu.oklr melt;
But I'll help jou, and you hu'p me, .
AaC then what a blr, wblto drift we'll seel"
Help one another," the mnpto spray
Said to Its fellow lonvos ono day;
"'I ho sun would wither me here alone,
I .one enough era the day Is gone;
1111 nom vou. ana you nt
ou help mo.
Aud then what a splendid
suaae tnero 11
" Help ono anothor," the dew-drop cried,
Seeing another drop close to Its side:
"This warm south breeze would dry me
And I should bo g-one ere noon today;
Hut I'll help you, and you help me.
And wo ll make a brook aud run to the
1 Tleln one anothnr.'
a train of sand
Hald to another vraln lust at hnndi
'inn wind mar carry me over the sea.
And then, oh. what will become of ine?
Hut come, my brother, give mo your hand,
We II build a mountain, and there we II
And so the snow-flakes frrew to drifts,
'Iheiciainsof sand to mountains,
Tho lea es became a pleasant shade.
And dow-drors fed the fountains
-Rer. (ieurgt F, Hunting, in Purith Vlittor.
HOT BISCUIT DID IT.
Adventure of a Itoy Who Raced In Ills
Meep with a "Spirit or the Wlnd"-How
Tom Got Ills Bicycle.
Tom could outrun any thing of his
ago in the neighborhood. Tho boys
called him tho "sorrel-topped racer,"
"Maud S." and so forth, but he didn't
mind; indeed, ho rather liked it. For
all that, Tom was a boy, a real boy,
witli red hair and a big voice. Just
now he was hurrahing wildly with that
samo voico becauso lie was to have a
now bicycle. This was how it hap
pened. One stormy evening last week ho was
waked about midnight by a weight on
his chest, and by the light of the fire he
saw seated on his stomach a little man
about six inches long, dressed in a suit
of red. A pair of wings fluttered from
the top of his pointed cap, and another
pair were spread wido open on his
back. In his hands he held a tiny
"Hello! Who aro you," cried Tom,
"I'm aspiritof thowind," answered
the little man. "Those aro my folks
outside, hoar them?" Tom listened
but shook his head. Ho could hear
nothing but the wind which seemed
blowing a perfect hurricane.
"You're tho funniest looking fellow
I ever saw. Who did you say you
" A spirit of tho wind, and. I came
to see if you'd liko to run a raco with
inc. I heard you were fond of run
ning." "The idea of running a race with
such a midget," thought Tom, but he
was too polite to say so.
"I'll get off of your chest now, I
guess you aren't very comfortable. I
got up hereon purpose to wake you,
been a boy mjself, you see, and know
their tender spots." Then the little
ninn got down and leaned against the
pillow. "What do you say about the
"I don't think it would boa fair race,
because I'm a great deal bigger than
you, and I can run as fast as fast as
any thing. 1 could 'just beat jou la a
"May be it won't be as easy as you
think to catch me. I can run faster
than any of tho other spirits, and some
of them mako pretty good time. Any
way, i.11 raco vou to tiio railroad linage.
You aro to give mo a second or two
to start; if you catch me before I get
there you shall havo a new nickel
plated bicycle." The bridge was a
quarter of a mile away, and tho ambi
tion of Tom's life was to own a bi
cvclc. "All right, I'll do it," said Tom, de
termined to ict tho little fellow have a
good start and not catch him in tho
very onset, us ho was sure he could.
"When fchall wo race?"
"Kiglit now. You got up and I'll
blow so mo of this powder on you so
that you won't take cold. Then we'll
"I'm in my night-clothes. Oh, Jim
iny!" "Yes, just as you aro. You can run
easier that way. Besides, I haven't
much longer to stay, and I don't Know
when I could conio again. There, o-c
won't take cold now ready one,
two, threel" and away they went.
It must have boon a funny sight, tho
boy in his night-clothes flying after the
little red figure. At first. Tom said, he
didn't try very hard to catch his visitor
for fear of hurting his feelings, but ho
soon saw that tho spirit was gaining on
him so fast that he'd bo obliged to do his
best if ho wanted to win the bicycle.
Even then it was not till they reached
the bridge, thnt Tom succeeded in
touching the little man. "Caught at
last!" he cried, as he grasped the spir
it's shoulder. But when he attempted
to hold him, tho spirit vanished into
thin air, leaving the poor boy's hands
"It wasn't fair to cross the bridge,"
"Look out for the bridgo," cried a
Our boy looked and saw that the
bridge was gone.
"1 wonder if I'm asleep," he mut
tered, and then he rubbed his eyes and
got down on bis knees to feel for it
lie could feel nothing but the broken
timbers and the v. ater that had risen
very suddenly. To make Tom doubly
sure that he wasn't dreaming, just
then the town clock struck twelve.
"Oh, dear aud my Uncle Harry's
train comes at half-past twelve!" and
Tom jumped up and started back to
the house as fast as his legs would carry
"May be they won't believe that the
bridge is down when I get thore. May
bo they'll think I've been walking in my
sloop again," thought the excited boy.
That is just what his parents did
think. His mother said: "It's those
hot biscuits heatn for supper; ho's had
a nightmare." "Go to bed, Tom, you've
been dreaming," said his father.
But the boy begged so hard for
some one to go with him and see, that
the grown folks finally consented to go
and take the boy with them.
"This is a fool's errand," said Mr.
Gould to his eldest son, as the wind
blew awav his hat. "The idea of com
ing out in such a storm becauso a boy
has had a lot of hot biscuit for sup-
The hired man, who had ridden a
little ahead because he was mad at be
ing waked at midnight for nonseuse,
suddenly called out: "Tom's right, the
bridge Is down!"
Everybody hurried. They lit lan
terns, and Tom waa allowed to go
down the track and with some of tie
others swinging one. They could hear
the train beyond the bend. It came
nearer and nearer. At length it be
gan to slacken iu weed, and the dan-
KM was over. The passengers all
8hov hands with Tom when lift fa
ther told the story, and tho boy felt
himself quite a hero.
"It wits rroUdcnee," said his moth
er tho next day, telling some friends
of the adventure of tho night before.
"No, mother," cried her youngest
pon, tumbling into the room. " It
was the spirit Don't you know ho
said if I caught him before he get to
tho bridge I should havo a now bicycle.
Well, tho president of tho road told
Uncle Harry to-day he was going to
send mo tbo handsomest bicycle in
town to-morrow. Hurrah! and Tom
turned three summersaults on the sitting-room
floor without stopping, to
the great delight of his dog Tip, and
(o tho consternation of his cat, who
arched her back and hissed at both of
them. Godjrey Hunt, in N. Y. Tribune
(Jaeer Ferch Which I-tve In India The
Ways In Which They Invite Drath.
When Jack Downing returned from
India, whither he bad accompanied
his father on a business trip, he natur
ally had a great many stories to tell
the boys of tho worderful things he
had seen in that strange land, but
nothing amaicd them more than the
account he gave of some fish that ho had
seen climbing trees. Jack was accus
tomed to tell the story as follows:
"Father was awfully busv. and as he
had left mo at tho house of a mission
ary who lived on the shore of tho
Ganges, I niado up my mind ono morn
ing that I would while away the hours
he spent in town by a fishing expedi
tion. There were no boys in the fam
ily, nor anybody who could bo sup
posed to take an interest in such
amusement; so, without saying any
thing to the people of tho house, I
sauntered off, cut a good dtout reed
foi a pole, rigged up a hook and lino,
and armed myself with a good number
of good-sized flies for bait. The river
was close by, and finding a cozy cove,
I sat down and began lazily to whip
It was no use. Tho fish of the
Ganges cither did not understand
American methods of fishing, or else
they wero too wary to be caught. At
last I became discouraged; but just as
1 nau about concluded to givo up tho
sport and go home, what was my
amazement to sec n fat little perch de
liberately swim to the shore, and then
proceed to mount the bank toward tho
spot where I lay. The situation was
too comical. My first thought was
thnt this queer specimen of a fish felt
so much sympathy for my disappoint
ment that he was actually going to
come up and beg me to put a hook iu
his mouth. If he could walk, why
should he not talk?
"But no; that was not in his mind.
Ho was clearly an accomplished pedes
trian, used to the exercise, nnd about
to take his usual constitutional without
any reference to my feelings, in regard
to the matter. I watched him with
immense interest, and soon perceived
that he had a couple of comrados.
Ah! perhaps it is a walking match, 1
thought. On they came, their locomo
livo power being apparently invested
In a series of spines that grow out from
tho fins and tail. Those nearest the
head aro firmly fastened in the ground;
then, after the manner of the inch
worm, the tail is drawn up, and ono
step is made.
"Not content with terra firma,
presently the party began to climb a
tree. I watched them until they lo-
i catd themselves comfortably on the
uiauuu ui a Jjiuiu-uct3 auuiu inuiui'L
from tho ground. This was too much.
Forgetting all about my rod and line,
and indeed every thing else, I rushed
home to demand an explanation from
my missionary friend of this extraordi
nary performance. From him I
learned ail about the anabas, or tree
climbing fish of India. It belongs to
tho perch family, and though small
and bony, the natives look upon it us
capital food. It is not exactly amphi
bious, in spite of its tosto for land, but
is very much given to sauntering
about the shore and airing itself in
"After lunch I went down to tho
river again, and was just in time to
see a fat pelican make a meal off of a
number of anabas that were out for a
walk. Whether my three fi lends wore
among them Idon'tknow." Harper's
DIET OF CONSUMPTIVES.
Why It Sliontd Contain a I.arr Propor
tion of Respiratory Food Constituents.
The appetite of consumptive patients
is very capricious, and daily grows
more so if it be not sharpened up by
exercise. When tho food taken is not
applied to the purposes of nutrition, it
is better left untested; for otherwise it
lies undigested in tho alimentary canal
and sets up a serious train of dyspeptic
symptoms, nausea .and diarrhea. Kind
friends often, with'the most provoking
and mistaken good-nature, tiirust upon
tho consumptive relays of the most im
proper food, because the necessity for
nourishment is so obvious. But the
fact is that, when tho lungs are acting
IndiflVrently, digestion can not gp on
actively, since, as Arbuthuot well ob
served, respiration is "tho second di
gestion." Hence tho quantity of
food taken by tho consumptive per
son should be small at each meal;
but the meals may, if the sensations
of tiie patient require it, be more
frequent than in health. Of animal
foods, mutton is the best Fatty and
oily foods, which constitute the respira
tory class, should predominate, and
fresh butter, with bread, may bo taken
almost ad libitum, so long as it agrees
with the stomach. Cream, too, is ex
cellent, and the luxury of curds and
cream is very suitable. Milk, when
ever it suits, is advisable as a constant
drink-food, and good cows' milk, new,
answers every purpose. There are, as
far as I can gather from the numerous
cases in which 1 have seen them tried,
no such specific virtues in asses' milk
and goats' milk as some have sup
posed. Tea may be taken, In modera
tion, with perfect safety. Fresh vege
table diets should not be omitted; and
fruits, especially roasted apples, are
always admissible, except in instances
where they excite irregular action of
the bowels. Tbo Iceland moss has
had a great reputation, as have jellies
of different kinds, but these often aro
slow in digestion, and thov have no
specilio value. Dr. B. W. 'Richardton,
in Popular Science Monthly.
A colored citizen of Newcastle, N,
H., who was recently jilted by a Ports
mouth elrl of his own color, has not
onlv Discarded fences In and around
the town with the fact, but insert in a
local paper a card stating bis case
and adding; "I have been deceived,
and I warn all strange young colored
men who come to Portsmouth against
keeping company with her." Bm
A Hartfnl Theory Which Would Take
Away from the Rum-Irfiver the Re
sponsibility for Bis Crimes.
In an article on Inebriate maniacs,
in tho November number of the
Popular Science Monthly, Dr. T.
D. Crothors calls the attention
of tho public to a new division
of tho army of tho insane, tho in
ebriate maniacs, the victims of alco
hol, chloral, opium, ether nnd chloro
form, whom publio opinion obstinately
refuses to recognize as such, and as
therefore irresponsible to law, because,
at intervals, they are perfectly sane in
net and conduct Waiving, for the
present, tho discussion of tho import
ant question whether, in this matter,
tho public Is right or wrong, we notice
thrco of the reasons assigned by Dr.
Crothers for tho sudden appearanco of
this now and alarming army of inebri
ate maniacs; First. Tho moral failuro
of the age and tho increasing wicked
ness 01 tne times; second, 1110 in
crease of tho manufacture of alcohol
and other drugs, and the facility with
which they are procured; Third, They
aro tne outgrowtn 01 oaa lnneritance,
bad living, and nro about to be thrown
out of the strugglo for "the survival of
the fittest" To what extent any of
these causes aro true, or whether
all are true in part, it is un
necessary now to inquire. Neither
is it necessary, for tho purposo of this
article, to follow Dr. Crothers through
his somewhat extended and very inter
esting classification of these freshly
arrived maniacs. To this we may re
turn hereafter. What wo wish to
speak of now is tho treatment pro
posed by Dr. Crothers for his new amy
of inebriate lunatics. As, to some ex
tent, tho guardians of tho public mor
als nnd of the public welfare, wo pro
test, most earnestly, against the emotional-insanity
plea, and other artful
legal dodges, invented by legal gentle
men to secure criminals from the just
consequences of their crimes. They
antagonize and subvert justice; they
are inimical to publio morality; they
havo no existence within tho domain
of morals, they should have nono
within tho domain of law. And
this leads us to the point where
we protest with equal earnestness, and
in behalf of public order and mornllty,
against the teaching of Dr. Crothers
that tho inebriate maniac who com
mits murder or assault, tho bank de
faulters, forgers, swindlers and burg
lars who commit their crimes as re
sults of the use of alcohol, opium,
chloral, or other drugs, aro notrespon
sible to the law because they are "in a
state of intellectual delirium and in
stability," and with brain-centers
so damaged ns to prevent
healthy, consistent and uniform brain
nctlon that such men, instead of
being punished, should receive
careful restorative treatment by tho
uso of well-directed remedies, and
"along tho lino of exact laws and
forces." Such a practice would bo to
pay a premium for crimo which no
country could endure. The idea is, as wo
believe, tho unhealthy outgrowth of a
sickly, maudlin sentimentallsm, and
one for which we have no use
whatever. Our contention Is in oppo
sition to tho theory of Dr. Crothers,
that the inebriate maniac, having made
himself such sten bv sten and bv his
own voluntary acts, should boar the re
sponsibilities of those acts as other
criminals are mado to bear it Moral
ly and socially a voluntary criminal,
he should bo made to fuel tho conse
quences of his crime as other criminals
do, both for the protection of tho pub
lic welfare and as a hopeful means of
his own reformation. What those con
sequences should bo is a question to bo
carefully and humanely considered in
full view of the facts already stated.
Certainly the inebriate maniac and
we heartily concur in tho position
of Dr. Crothers that all inebriates are
maniars can not bo safoly intrusted
with tho rights of citizenship. Ho
should not bo allowed to hold
property. and, recognizing this
fact, tho civil law already, in
some cases, wisely and justly puts his
property beyond his control. And jet
those laws are defective. They do not
reach backwards as far as the justice
and necessity of such cases imperative
ly require, and, on the ground which
they are intended to cover, they too
frequently lack efficiency. Again, the
responsibilities incident to the elective
franchise peremptorily demand that
tbo inebriate, or the inebriate maniac,
if that synonymous designation is pre
ferred, should in all cases be deprived
by law of tho right to vote. This is
ono of tho most pressing needs of the
hour. Such a law, rigidly and impar
tially enforced, while a matter of jus
tice in itself, would largely aid in res
cuing the ballot-box, and tne results of
our elections, from the control of the
saloonsand place them In ,the hands
of men who are, at least, clear-headed
and thoughtful. With all this, and
whilo still believing the insane maniac
responsible for his self-inflicted insan
ity, and for crime committed whilo in
that condition, wo would cheerfully ad
vocate and employ for tho cure of such
maniacs the same kindly and Christian
treatment that is used in hospitals aud
elsewhere, for the recovery of reason
and the rights of citizenship. interior.
Innocent Victims of Rum.
A sad case of destitution and neglect
was brought to the notice of the Hu
mane Society yesterday. Officer Dud
ley visited the little frame shanty at
418 South Desplainos street, and found
Mrs. Catherine Haight lying on an old
lounge in a drunken stupor, and her
eight little children were huddled to-
f ether in one corner of the room. They
ad not' had any thing to eat since
noon the day before, and tho youngest,
a babe of seven months, was almost
starved. Five of the little ones were
crying, and the oldest, a little girl of
eleven yean, was 'trying to comfort
them. .When the officer found
them the children and drunken
mother were taken to the station, and
when, the woman sobered up she was
brought before Justice Russell. Officer
Dudley stated that she had beea sent
to the Martha Washington Home for
three months, but as ,oon a he was
released, two wooks ago, she returned
her old habits and neglected her chil
dren. She was sent to the bridewell
for four months and tho children wero
taken to the St. Josoph Orphan Asy
lum. One of tho little, ones, a girl
three years old, has been neglcoted
and exposed to the weather so much
that ahe will Drobablv die. She has
wasted away to almost a skelotoa'and:
doe not weign over eighteen, poihmbv
"It is the worst case that ever came to
mv notloe." saia the Humane Socle tv
omoer. "it tnose oniiaren nau. neen
negleoted very much longer nothing
.w,il.l 1.a m&vtaA ttt. ltvao r9 Inns
x. .. ., .. .
three of them," Chicago Into? Ocean.
WHO DID IT
Was It the Saloon Keeper or the Mother
Who Sent the Young- Man ts Prison?
Tho following Incident was relate by
Mrs. J. K. Barney, of Rhode Island,
at tho National meeting of the
Women's Christian Union at Phila
delphia: "There came a woman to me with
the question! 'Do you know where
my boy is?' and gavo mo a llttlo clew.
For five years she had not lookod into
his faco; and sho thought she had
traced him, under an assumed name, to
such a prison, and would I find out
for her? I located that man in such
a prison, to stay there such a
time; and then came a letter asking
me if I would go to him, with tho
words: 'Couldn't you come and sco
me, nnd tako a mother's messago to
my boy?' Mothers, can you think
what messago you would have sent
that boy? she was in an elegant
home. I sat down to a beautiful table
with her. Sho handed me a picture
and told me to show it to him. 1 said:
This is not your picture!' 'Yes,' she
said, 'that is mine before he went to
prison; and here,' said she, 'Is mine
after I had had five years of waiting
for Charley.' I wont with those two
pictures to the prison. I called at an
opportuno time. He was in tho dark
cell. The keeper said that he had
been In there twenty-four hours; but,
in answer to my pleadings, ho wont
down into that dark cell, and the man
announced a lady as from his
mother. But no reply. Said I: 'Let
me step in;' and I did so. There
was just a single plank from one
end to the other, and that was all the
furniture; and there tho boy from Yale
College sat Said I: 'Charley, I am a
stranger to you, but I have come from
your mother; and I shall have to go
back and tell her that you did not
want to hear from her.' Said he:
'Don't mention my mother's name
here. I will do any thing if you will
go.' As he walked along the cell, I
noticed that he reeled. Said I: 'What
hi the matter?' Ho said he hadn't
eaten any thing in twenty-four hours.
They brought him something; and I
sat down by him and held tho tin
Elate on which was some coarse, brown
read without any butter, and, I think,
a tin cup of coffee. By and by, as we
talked, I pressed into his hand hla
mother's picture, and he looked at it
and said: 'That is my mother. I
always said she was the handsomest
woman in tho world.' He pressed it
and hold it in his hands, nnd I slipped
tho other picture over it He said:
'Who is that?' I said: 'That is your
mother.' 'That my mother?' 'Yes,'
I said, 'that is the mother of the boy
that I found in a dark cell, after she
had been waiting five years to see him.'
Ho said: O God, havo I done itl
And thon he said: 'No, It is the liquor
traffic that has done it' 'Whv don't
you do something to stop it?' Jlo said:
'I began drinking nt home. It was ori
tho table with my food.' "The Chris,
tian Mirror. ,
STAMPED WITH RUM-MARKS.'
The Moderate Drinker Carries with Hint
the Evidences of Ills Debasement A
"One argument I have novcr heard
mado against moderate drinking,"
said a disciple of teetotalism, "is that
tho practice induces n mental laxity
which is manifested, according to my
observation, in a very peculiar way.
Why is it that those who aro known to)
be moderate drinkers, though com
posed of a fairly prosperous class, are?
never well dressed? Not because they
can't afford it, not becauso thoy are
indillercnt to tho value of appearing to
advantage, but simply becauso the al
cohol habit induces a state of mind
which tends to mako ono forget or
ignore the duty that is dye society ot
always appearing neatly clad.
"But can youpoint to any great
number of moderate drinkers and say.
as a class, they are well-dressed men?
Every fold in their garments proclaims
them drinkers. There aro tho shiny
spots and patches about the elbows of
the coat caused by your toper restinc
his elbows on tho beer-stainod counter;
then there are the dark stains along his
vest, his shoes aro seldom well black
ened, nnd there is a rusty air about his
hat. There aro infinite gradations in
all these aspects. But no sooner can
any one of them be detected than the
victim of the habit is discerned to af
ford physical signs, showing the effect
of the liquor on his system. Should
ho bo of one temperament his blood
will becomo affected first, and you be
hold his nose decorated with grog
blossoms. The brain soon loses its
elastic texture and becomes unusually
hard or of a morbid softness. Apo
plexy, mental debasement and the
gradual extinction of all intellectual .
powers follow. But I set out contend
ing that moderate indulgence in
spirituous liquors led to slovenliness
in tho appearance of the victim of the
habit That is but one effect of &
mental change which takes place.
The other results are known only to
tho expert, but they are none the loss
terriblo for all that, and no less Bure of
being felt sooner or later." Chicago
The Devil Rebuking Sin.
The words are fair the words of the
platform of tho National conventions
of Liquor-Dealers in Chicago. They
might with few erasures and altera
tions como from a thorough-going
Temperance convention. We can not '
do less than quote some of them. They
say, these distillers and dealers, that
they are not enemies of society, not
opposed to morality, not in favor of
crime and vice, not unwilling to re
ceive tho respect and confidence of
their fellow-men. They are entitled to
bo heard on this point, for, as they
justly observe, they lie under grave
They say, these liquor-dealers, and
they say it without flinching:
"We stand amines by our moat violent
accusers aa outlaws, foodie- on all tfaat la
corrupt and criminal, aud making war on all
that la manly and respectable."
This is the naked truth; they do nob
overstate tho case; nor do thoy go be
yond the facts when they add that
their enemies declare:
"The liquor business Is a National waste.
benefiting; noes-and destroying ad; burden
las tbe people with enormous outlay and.
contributing nothing to the prosperity of too
All this is so well and truly said (hat
nothing need be altered or added or
subtracted. We are willing to let it
all stand. We admit it if. Y, Indc
- A Mohammedan monarch, Mallkl.
emir of Nupe, ha written to Blafcep
Crowther (colored), telling him that
rum has ruined the country and made
his people mad, and asking the prelate
to Implore the English Queen to pre
vent 'the bringing of run Into kit to--,
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