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END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR, SAY THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS
$> «>
$> Although going regular"! y about ♦
• their business, the Seventh Day ♦
<> Adventlsts live in momentary <S>
€> expectation of the end of the ♦
♦ world. "I expect to see it In the $>
<$> flesh," said a prominent mem- ♦
<?* ber of the Oakland church a few <?>
♦ days ago, and he but voiced tho «$>
<€> sentiments of the whole congre- <$>
♦ gation. The awful day may come ♦
<$* to-morrow; it may not come for ♦
<& years, but the Adventists feel ♦
<S> that it Is their duty to be pre- O
•S> pared. Following is a state- <?>
♦ ment on this subject by Elder ♦
«• Wllcox of Oakland. <»
<?■ <?>
THE end of the world Is assuredly
close at hand. There can be no
question ahout this, for a chair,
of biblical prophecies leads dl
rectiy to this conclusion- There are
thirteen different lines of prophecies al
ready fulfilled, or in process of ful
fillment, -which present at least a score
of special features, the existence of
which no honest person can fleny.
Among these are the increase of riches,
and knowledge, and disease; the wax
ing old of the earth as evidenced by
earthquakes, cyclones, failures of crops
and the like; the rise of all kinds of
relig-ious deceptions; the great decline.
of faith in things spiritual, and th<*
great increase of scoffers; the wide
spread expectation of, and prepara
tions for, war between the powerful
nations of the earth. A?I these are Jn
disputable facts, and were plainly fore
told in the books of James, Isaiah,
Habakkuk, Daniel, Revelation and
others. We are told that these things
and many more, which are occurring
all around us now, were to occur "in
The Great and Good
Things Women Are Doing.
MISS MARY CHAKKIKG WiSTBR
has been appointed a member of the
Philadelphia Board of Public Kdu
cation. She was especially indorsed
by the Civic Club, of which she 1b an ac
tive and highly valued member.
A young Xv>v York newspaper woman
has been trying as an example and help ,
to poor working girls to live on $3 a week. !
Having succeeded only in going hungry, i
she now declares that living on such a j
sum is utterly impossible, which Is i
BcarceJy an encouraging thought for the
thousands of girls who are able to earn
no more.
Miss Lennic Abshire lived for seventy
two years in the mountains of Eastern
Kentucky, and then suddenly determined
to learn to read and write. She reported
as a pupil at the primary school nearest
her home and studied diligently for three
terms, eleven months In all, and then
retired to private life again with enough
education to make the remainder of her
days happy.
Mrs. E. W. Cole of Nashville is the
owner of one of the largest and loveliest
rose gardens in America. She cuts over
2CX» roses every day and gives them away
to hospitals, schools, "shut ins" and her
friends.
The Teachers* Annuity Aid and Pen
sion Fund Association of Philadelphia
had nearl) MO. fl
Chestnut-street National Bank and
Trust Company, which recently closed
its doors.
Tho Woman's Club of Chicago during
isr<7 received 54231 S7 from the girls and
boys cf tho* public schools "f that city.
for the purpose at supplying warm
clothing to poor school children.
Minnesota has opo;i*d a St;ito School
of Agriculture for women, with accom
modations for sixty pupils.
Dr. Freda Lippert is physician for the
new Girls 1 High Schorl i:i Now York.
She occupies the chair of physiology and
also attends to the physical well-being of
the young women under her car ■.
A St. I..ouis girl, who committed the
indiscretion of marrying at tho apre of
If,, wants to continue her studies in the
public schools, but has been denied the
privilege by the school board. There is
a decided difference of opinion among
tho citizens as to the board's position in
the matter.
Th« Malnn branch of the Women's
Christian Temperance Union has sent a
formal protest to the Governor against
(be reapnblntment of Judge Enoch
FcHler of the Supreme bench, alleging
that ho Is moraliy unfit to occupy that
position. The Judge Is one of the most
eminent Jurists in New England, and in
tends making a hitter fight against his
feminine antagonists.
Miss Phoebe Cousins has almost re
covered from her recent illness, and is
preparing lectures on Cuba and Hawaii.
She believes Cuba's belligerency should
1,.. recognized, but Is opposed to the an
nexation of Hawaii.
< 'v. r a q : or-nt ury .■;. ■ :
W. I><c> and l-i'
he-arts in I I i<\ j. lisapi
without any explanation Jus! before tho
wedding 1 , but Miss Mnssoy remained truo
to his memory Last week !.•■■' reap
peared and called upon her, and aa
as a license could be obtained the two
were married and started off on their
long-delayed wedding journey.
Mrs. Allie M. Day is physician and sur
geon of the Lake County (Indiana) Hos
pital and Asylum. She Is a graduate of
the Central College of Indianapolis and
the first woman ever appointed in her
State to such a position as the one which
she is now filling: most satisfactorily..
Ethel Evans Smith, a little 8-year-old
daughter of the Quaker City, shows a re
markable talent for free-hand drawing,
in which she has. received no instruction
whatever, In a recent drawing contest
she submitted a design so beautiful in
conception and execution that, although
the contest was only intended for boys,
the judges cave her a special prize and
placed her work on. public exhibition.
Lady Henry Somerset has given the
town of Reigate. England, sufficient land
for the erection of ten alnmhouses. One
of the conditions of the gift is that no
less than throe women shall always be
members of the almshouse board of gov
ernors.
Kisa EschoTssohn. recently appointed to
the professorship of civil law at
the University of Upsala, is the second
woman professor <>f university rank In
Sweden. Tho into Sonya Ko^alevsky was
appointed professor of math*
the University of Stockholm in
A recent official report shows that there
j are in Germany three women emp
j as chimney-sweeps, thirty-five as slaters,
, seven as gunsmiths, 147 aa coppersmiths,
; 179 as farriers and nailers. 109 r.s mi
| >: K lit as St..: . cutters und 2000 In mart,:.-,
■ quarries.
Miss Leonora Jackson, the Chicago girl
i who won tho Ifendelssohn annuity prizo
j at the Berlin High School for music. Is
I deemed 1,-. Maestro Joachin th<- most
marvelous violinist, ho ever has taught.
Miss McLean of Glasgow has given a
fund for mission work among the dwarfs
of the Camaroons district, v>"est Africa.
and the work of evangelisation is fairly
begun.
j There is still living in quiet retirement
THE SAX FKAXCTSCO CALL, STTNDATT, JANUARY 10, 1898.
In a pretty villa near Aberdeen a daugh
1 >gg. the Ettrick Bhepherd.
The lady, now well over I .
clear recollection of her
gifted father, for she WM only an
of 4 years or so when "the shepherd"
Qeßrudenell-Brace, daugh
ter of the liarqoia ot Allesbury, •.
to sail her own yacht, and has appli
: : a for a mi
■- The board refvaea to examine
• la a woman.
Mrs. Humphry Ward received I
f<->r "Robert EHsmere," ~ : • ■
and "Marceila." J76.00C
■ady" and
'''■str.'li. 1
A pension has l.r. f . n granted t
widow of Knud Knudaen, ;i soldier In the
war, the back pay of which aggre
gates over Mow. The man was i native
of Norway and his wife has always re
sided there.
CURIOUS TELEGRAPHIC
MISUNDERSTANDING
As long as privnte telegrams can
only be transmitted from one person
to another at the rate of halfpenny
per word, so long will senders Bcheme
for the saving of wordß, and at the
same time risk misunderstandings,
some serious, some laughable.
A couple of friends were staying re
cently at Ballator. in Scotland, and
were to bo joined on a particular Sun
day afternoon, fur th^ afternoon onJy,
by two others from Aberdeen. In t lie
the afternoon, however, tho rain
poured down plteously at Rallater and
a wire was sent to Aberdeen Informing
the pleasure-seekers of the state (<t af
fairs and asking if they int. tided to
come. The reply sent was: "Certainly
not. Raining cats and dogs here."
Unfortunately this was read. "Cer
tainly. Not raining cats and dogs
h« re," and the result was that two
miserable beings, drenched to the skin,
sauntered wearily about Ballator sta
tion for hours and hours till there
were no more trains that nipht, when
home was sought and temper freely
exhibited.
Another story told of Aberdeen is
that there was a gentleman, well
known there of the name of Saint.
Any telegrams addressed "Saint. Aber
deen," would have found him. But on>
time the name of another Scottish
town was substituted for Aberdeen in
this brief address, and tho telegraphic
authorities at the receiving end were
puzzled. They at once returned the
message over the wires with the inti
mation and instruction, "No Saints
here. Try Aberdeen."
A well-known art dealer once exhibit
ed some of his treasures at an exhibi
tion at Manchester, and desiring the
return of one of them be wired,
"Please sm.l panel, t >n by eißlu, Ve
nus and Adonis— Litchfield." The
message Mas not in tho least und.-r

quently returned to the postoffice with
a note ti» that eft
came to the conclusion that the last
portion of the wire was an ad I
and sent it on to the city of Lltchfleld,
ring .-in early, reply as foU
"N*i. such nrm .-'.s Venus and A
known at LltchfieUL Try Manches
ter!"
It i- well known that press tele
prams are sent to newspapers at
groatly reduced rates nd are deliv
ered on large sheets of tissue paper,
technically called "flimsy," about 100
words appearing on each sheet. Tele
graph operators, knowing the skill of
sub-editors, abbreviate freely, such
contractions as "biz" (business , "rhg"
(right hon. gentleman), and others of
a like kind being regularly used, while
new ones are Invented as necessity
arises. On one occasion the late John
Bright was making a speech on an ed
ucational topic, which was being tele
graphed to the press, and found it nec
essary to frequently make use of the
word "children." "Chn" being the un
derstood abbreviation for "chairman,"
the telegraph clerk could discover no
means of shortening the word, but at
length became tired of writing it in
full and put "kids" instead, trusting
to the sub-editor to make it right. Un
accountably, however, the sub-editor
passed it, and when the paper came
out Mr. Bright, to the astonishment of
his admirers, was represented as hav
ing spoken of "the dear little kids."
A pupil was on one occasion intro
duced into the sub-editorial depart
ment of a provincial newspaper and
wasocoaslonally intrusted with the fill
ing in of the "nf's" and "the'.s" in the
condensed telegrams, one time in the
absence of his chief a Press Associa
tion telegram came with the text of an
official dit-patch from the commanding
officer of a British expedition, which
was being carried out at that time, la
which it was announced among the
casualties that a private soldier had
been killed. When official Information
of this character is comunicated the
regimental number of the victim is pre
fixed to his name, and so the news in
this case would be sent something like
this: "Casualties. Killed. MB7, Pr
South." The budding Journalist, know
ing nothing of these things and be
lieving that news of alarming import
ance had arrived, carefully "subbed"
it, knocking out Prtrate Bouthi name
as unneej;sary, and then went it to the
composing-room headed, "Terrible
Rritish Catastrophe — SOS" Soldiers
Killed." Fortunately fur the reputa
of the paper the compositor's sus
picions were aroused and the error
remedied in time.
There is a tradition of Nottingham
journalism which .1. Id Barrle, who
:i his career on the Nottingham
in one of his
bly this is the ori
gin of the present shape of
the tradition, though old pressmen say
it has foundation in fact. A sub
• legram which i
"Zulus have taken Umbrage; KnKlish
d to retreat." A capital l*
thrt w him off his guard and he b
»'<l the map tn vain fot the Uml
which had been captured. Pressed tor
time, however, ho let it go, and on the
contents placard n*-xt morning there
duly appeared the remarkable lines,
"Latest News of th<^ War — Capture of
Umbragre by the Zulus!"
ROMANTIC COURTSHIP
IN FAR JAPAN.
Japan is a long way off, and this
charming story of how courtships are
carried on among the elite of the so
ciety of the land of the rising sun has
not been confirmed by travelers, yet it
is pretty enough to lie true.
In certain districts in houses wherein
reside one or more daughters of a mar
riageable age an empty flower-pot of
an ornamental character is encircled
by a ring and suspended from the win
dow Or veranda by three light chains.
The Juliots of Japan are, of onurs",
attractive, ami the Rompos as anxious
as those of other lands. But instead of
serenades by moonlight and other deli
cate ways of making an Impfeaslon it
is etiquette ¥>r the Japanese lorer t<>
approach the dwelling of his lady I
lr.g some choice plant in his % hnnd.
which he boldly, but. let us hop.:;, rever
ently, ]■!■ ceeda t' plant In the empty
vase. This takes place at a time when
he is fully assured that both mother
and daughter are at home, neither of
whom, of course, is at all conscious
xh:it the young man is taking such a
liberty with the Bower-pot outside their
window. This act of placing a pretty
plant in the empty flower-pot Is equiva
lent to a formal proposal to the young
lady who dwells within.
The youthful gardener, having set
tlad his plant to his mind, retires, and
the lady is tree to act aa she pi
If he is the right man she takes every
care of his gift, waters it and tends
it carefully with her own hands, that
all the world may see the donor is ac
cepted as a suitor.
the last days" — "in the time of the end,"
and therefore we feel sure that the
time of Jesus' Becond coming Is very
near, "even at the doors."
The coming 1 of Christ Is to be an no
tual and literal coming in the flesh, as
he was caught up into heaven after his
resurrection. He will appear in the
clouds accompanied by his angels, and
the righteous, both the living and
dead, will go with him to heaven, while
the wicked will perish at the sight of
his glory and brightness. The heaven
which we look forward to is not sim
ply a state or condition, but is a re
ality, a blessed abode wherein the elect
will live and reign with our Redeemer
for 1000 years before their return to
earth. It may be on one of the pla
nets, or perhaps — and this seems to
some of us more likely — on the glorious
sun itself, the center of our solar sys
tem. Wherever it Is, however, it is
a certainty, a place of "many man
sion?," where the righteous shall be
especially blessed by the personal pres
ence of him through whom they are
redeemed.
For 1000 years the earth will lie des
olate and forsaken, and the wicked,
who rejected the Saviour while thoy
had the opportunity to obtain his
grace, will wait in a dreamless sleep
their final judgment At the exnira
ti"n of this period of the Lord and his
people will descend to earth and the
doomed shall be summoned to their ac
counting, after which they are to be ut
terly consumed by fire from heaven,
which is also to burn and purify this
whole earth, and make it fit for the oc
cupancy of the great family of God
which is to live in happiness and glory
inexpressible forever.
We do not believe Jn an everlasting:
hell of fire and brimstone, but we do
believe in an utter blotting out and de-
Btructlon of the wicked. Every chance
is given them in this life, and they are
If You Cannot Sleep
at Night Read This
THE necessity of regular sleep for
the maintenance of good health
h;is long been recognized by ob
servant minds. The Impossibility of
sleep at Will, however determined one
may be, brings on ii state Of painful
n< rvinisn ■ ss. Physical and moral sen
sibility becomes exaggerated. The sub
ject gets restless, impatient and >x
dted. He is tormented by an unceas
ing need of motion or action, but there
is very little energy in him. He is
particularly accessible to morbid in
fluences and predisposed to adynamic
forms of sickness, according to the
New York Herald.
This summary of the evil effects of
insomnia holds good whatever the form
It may take — whether deep comes only
after a long period of cerebral excite
ment, or, on the contrary, is broken
after an Insufficient interval of repose,
or Bleep is constantly broken, the re
sults are exactly the same.
But if apyretic Insomnia baa i>ad ef
fects on the organism, the absence of
sleep is infinitely more painful in the
case of patients stricken with fever.
H< nee the physician called in must de
vote all his energies to find a remedy,
v. ich must in each' case be preceded
by a study of the original cause of the
trouble.
It is correct to say that besides the
insomnia Cue to abuse of coffee, tea or
alcohol, the sleeplessness due to chlor
osis, anaemia, arteri-sclerosis or ex
treme pain, there is a whole category
of essential insomnia, so called be
cause its cause is unknown. For all
these varieties of sleeplessness, and
more particularly for the one last
named, the remedies used, with differ
ent results, are: Opium, chloral, hy
oseyamus, Indian cannabis and a num
ber of other hypnotics.
Having teed with the aid of these
drugs to cure a case of persistent in
somnia following upon a carriage ac
cident. Dr. Learned had recourse, in
sheer despair, to the following rather
complicated treatment, which had the
desired effects:
The principle of this method is to
tire out the muscular system by a ser
ies of exercises carried out in bed. The
patient first of all stiffens himself out
on his bed, then raises his head half
free agents as far a. \h* acceptance or
rejection of God's mercy is concerned.
There can bo no repentance or forgive
nop.a after death; our record is kept
faithfully, and by that we are judged.
Our people do not set a precise date
for the ending 1 of the world, for the rea
son that we believe the Bible to be
true and wo are told therein that "the
day and the hour knoweth no man."
The definite prophecy made by William
Miller was based on a miscalculation
and a misconstruction of certain scrip
tural terms. He expected that the
world was to come to an end in 1844.
but that was in reality only the end
of definite prophetic time — the end of
Christ's priestly ministrations In hea
ven, and the beginning or the work of
investigative judgment. "While we do
not attempt to even approximate the
"great and terrible day of the L,ord,"
we are still .sure that It is so near that
some of those who were living in 1^43-44
will be living witnesses of the L,ord's
coming, and will go with him. with
out passing through death, to the New
Jerusalem. This brings the time very
near, but it is best that we should not
know its exact limit. One thing is
certain — the general ■war which is to
precede the end will not take place un
til God's work, the spreading of the
gospel in all nations, is done, but events
follow each other rapidly, and there
are no obstacles in the way of ap
pointed things. Whether it be to-day,
or to-morrow, or years from now, it is
our duty to be prepared and to help
to prepare others, and to do what good
we can to the poor and suffering. Hav
ing done our duty the swiftly approach
ing end of worldly things will have for
us no terrors, but will be full of ineffa
ble joy and gladness.
Statement of Elder Milton C. Wil
cox of the Oakland Seventh Day Ad
ventist Church.
Editor "Signs of the Times. "
an inch, breathing slowly and deeply,
ab.»ut eight times a minute, and counts
his breaths.
At about the twentieth inspiration
the li. ooing fatigued, is allowed
to fall inch, and the patient, still re
maining stiff, raises his right leg and
lets it fall when tired, alternating with
the left leg.
When the muscles are not employed
for these exercises, they must be tensed
in stiffening out the body. The patient
also must raise his body, supporting
himself on the back of his head and
his heels.
Then turning on the right side, the
sufferer begins the whole series above
mentioned and does the same on his
left side.
It will thus be seen that eight suc
cessive positions are taken, involving
constant muscular exertion. The
author adds: "If sleep does not come
after the first cycle of movements,
then they must be repated till it
does."
Mr. Learned must be congratulated
on having codified and scientifically
regulated the time and movements of
what we may call "the art of turning
in bed." But I must admit that I have
no great confidence in the soporific
value of his process.
The retort may be that it succeeded
in his case. At any rate, it is harm
less, and that is in itself a reason for
trying it.
STILL UNKNOWN.
F. Litchfield, a well-known art-deal
er, exhibited some panels of old tapes
try at the Manchester Jubilee Exhibi
tim. says Household Words. Wanting
one of the panels returned for some
reason he telegraphed: "Please send
panel by ten— Venus and Adon
is— I.itchfkld."
The departmental head o* the exhi
bition was away, and his ' clerk re
tnmed the message to the postofflce as
"Not understandable." The postof
fke people, struck with a bright idea,
then transmitted the telegram to th»
city of L,..chfield, and received the fol
lowing reply:
"No such firm as Venus & Adonis
known here. Try Manchester."

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