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PEACE ON EARTH.
BlEY. TALMAGE'S SUNDAY SERXON.
AR Exposition of the Advantages of
Peace over Discord.
TEXT: "Who laid the corner-stone thereof,
'When the morning stars sang together"
Job xxxviii., t, 7.
We have all seen the ceremony at the lay
ing of the corner-stone of church, asylum or
Masonic temple. Into the hollow of the
stone were placed scrolls of history and im
prrtant documents to be suggestive if one or
two hundred years after the building should
be destroyed by fire or torn down. We re
nemember the silver trowel or iron hammer
that smote the square piece of granite into
sanctity. We remember some venerable man
who presided, wielding the trowel or ham
mir. We remember also the music as the
choir stood on the scattered stones and
timber of the building about to be con
structed. The leaves of the notebooks flut
tered in the wind and were turned over with
a great rustling, and we remember how the
bass, baritone, tenor contralto and soprano
voices commingled. They had for many days
been rehearsing the special programme, that
it might be worthy of the corner-stone laying.
In my text the poet of Uz calls us to a
grander ceremony-the laying of the founda
tion of this great temple of a world. The
corner stone was a block of light, and the
trowel was of celestial crystal. - All about
and on the embankments of cloud stood the
angelic choristers, unrolling their librettos
of overture, and other woris clapped shin
ing cymbals while the ceremony went on,
and God, the architect, by stroke of light
after stroke of light, dedicated this great
cathedral of a world, with mountains for
pillars, and sky for frescoed ceiling, and
flowering fields for floors, and sunrise and
midnight aurora for upholstery. "'Who laid,
the corner stone thereof, when the morning
stars sang together?"
The fact is that the whole universe was a
complete cadence, an unbroken dithyramb, a
musical portfolio. The great sheet of im
mensity had been spread out, and written on
it were the stars, the smaller of them minims,
the larger of them sustained notes. The
meteors marked the staccato nsaes, the
whole heavens a gamut, with all sounds,into
nations and modulations, the space between
the worlds a musical interval, trembling of
stellar light a quaver, the thunder a bass
clef, the wind among trees a treble clef.
That is the way God-made all things. a per
But one day a harp string snapped in the
great orchestra. One day a voice sounded
out of tune. One day a discord, harsh and
terrific, grated upon the glorious antiphony.!
It was sin that made the dissonance, and that
harsh discord has been sounding through the
centuries. All the work of Christians, and
philanthropists, and reformers of all ages, is
to stop that discord and get all things back
into.the perfect harmony which was heard at
the laying of the corner-stone when the
morning stars sang together. Before I get
through, ifI am divinely helped. I will make
it at sin is discord and righteousness
That thingrin general are out of tune is as
plain as to a musician's ear is the unhappy
clash of clarionet and bassoon in an orches
The world's health out of tune: Weak lung
and the amosphere in collision, disordered
eye and noonday light in quarrel, rheumatic
limb and damp weath. in ttruggle, neural
gias, and pneumonias, and consumptions,
and epilepsies in flocks swoop upon neighbor
hoods and cities. Where you find one person
with sound throat, and keen eyesight, and
alert ear, and easy respiration, and regular
pulsation, and supple limb, and orime diges
tion, and steady nerves, you find a hundred
who have to be very careful because this, or
that, or the other physical function is disor
The human intellect out of tune: The
judgment wrongly swerved, or the memory
leaky, or the will weak, or the temper in
iamable ,and the well-balanced mind excep
tional. Domestic life out of tune: Not only
here and there a conjugal outbreak of incom
patibility of temper through the divorce
courts, or a filial outbreak about a father's
will through the Surrogate's Court. or a case
of wife-beating or husband poisoning through
the criminal courts, but thousands of fam-I
:ilies with June outside and January witi
Society out of tune: Labor and capital;!
their hands on each other's throats. Spirit of
caste keeping those down in the social scale
in a struggle to g-e; up, and putting those
who are up in anxiety lest they have to come
down. No wonder the old plancforte of so
ciety is all out of tune, when hypocrisy, and
lying, and subterfuge, and double dealing,
and sycophancy, and charlatsnism, and re
venge have for 65.000 years being banging
away at the keys and stamping the pedals.
On all sides there is a perpetual shipwreck
of harmonies. Nations in discord. Without
reatizing it, so wrong is the feeling of nation
for nation that the symbols chosen are fierce
and destructive. In this country, where our
skies are full of robins and doves and morn
ing larks,we have for our national symbol the
fierce and filthy eagie. as immoral a bird as
can be found in all the ornithological cata
logues. In Great Britain, where they have
lambs and fallow deer, their symbol is the
merciless lion. In Russia, where from be
tween her frozen north and blooming south
all kindly beasts dwell, they choose the growl
ing bear; and in the world's heraldry a favor
ite figure is the dragon, which is a winged
sernent, ferocious and dreadfuL. And so fond
is the world of contention that we climb out
through the heavens and batz one of the
other planets with the sprtof battle, and
call it Mars, after the god ofwar. and we give
to the eighth sign of the zodiac the name
of the scorpion, a creature which is chiefly
celebrated for its deafly sting. But, af ter
all, these symtols are exnressive of the
way nation feels toward njation. Discord
wide as the continent and br-idging the seas.
I snppose you have noticed how warmly in
love dry goods stores are with other dry
goods stores, and how highly grocerymen
think of the sugars of the grocerymen on the
same block. And in what a eulogistic way
allopathicand hommeopathic doctors speak of
each other, and how ministers will sometimes
put ministers on that beautiful cooking in
strument which the English call a spit, an
iron roller with spikes on it, rad turned by a
crank before a hot fire, and then if the min
ister being roasted cries out against it, the
men who are turning him say_: "Hush,
brother! we are turnmng this spit for the
glory of God and the good of your soul, and
you must be quiet while we close the service
"Blest be the tIes that binds
Our hearts in ChrIstian love."
The earth is diametered and circumfer,
enced. with discord, and the music that was
rendered at the laying of the world's corner
stone, when the morning stars sang together,
is not heard now; and though here and there,
from this and that part of society, and from
this and that part of the earth, there comes
up a thrilling solo of love, or a warble of
worship, or a sweet duet of patience, they
are drowned out by a discord that shakes
Paul says: "The whole creation groaneth:"
and while the nightingale, and the wood
lark, and the canary, and the plover, some
times sing so sweetly that their notes have
been written out in musical notation, and it
is found that the cuckoo sings in the key of
D, and that the cormorant is a basso in the
winged choir, yet sportsman's gun and the
autumnal blast often leave them ruffled and
bleeding, or dead in meadow or forest. Paul
was right, for the groan in nature drowns
out the prima donnas of the sky.
Tartini, the great musical composer.
dreamed one night that he made a contract
with Satan, the latter to be ever inthe com
poe's service. But one night he handed to
Stan a violin, on which Diabolus played
such sweet music that the composr was
awakened by the emotion and trie to repro
duce the sounds, and therefrom was writtens
Tartini's most famous piece, entitled the
"Devil's o " a dream ingenious but
faulty, for all melody descends from heaven,
and only discords ascend from hell. All ha
treds, feuds, controversies, backbitings and
revenges are the devil's sonata, are diabolic
fugue, are demoniac phantasy, are grand
mnarch of doom, are allegro of perdition.
But if in this world things in general are
out of tune to our frail ear, how much more
so to ears angelic and deific. It takes a
skilled artist fully to appreciate disaureement
of sound. Many have no capacity to det
a defect of musical execution, and, though
there were in one bar as mjany oirenses
against harmony as could crowd in between
thie lower F of the bass and the higher G of
the soprano, it would give them no discom
fort, while on the foreheadl of the educated
artist beads of perspiration would stand out
as a result of the harrowing dissonance.
While an amateur was pertormmng on a
paoand had just struck the wrong chord,
John Sebastian Bach. the immortal com
poser, entered the room, and the amateur
. ..mmbaramzent, and Bach rushed past
the host, who stepped forward to greet him,
and before the keyboard had stopped vibrat
ing, put his adroit hand upon the keys and
changed the painful inharmony into glorious
cadence. Then Bach turned and gave salu
tation to the host who had invited him.
But the worst of all discords is moral dis
cord. If society and the world are painfully
discordant to imperfect man,what must they
be to a perfect God? People try to define
what sin is. It seems to me that sin is get
ting out of harmony with God, a disagree
ment with His holiness, with His purity,with
His love, with His commands; our will clash
ing with His will, the finite dashing against
the infinite, the frail against the puissant, the
created against the Creator. If a thousand
musicians, with flute, and cornet-a-piston,
and trumpet, and violoncello, and hautboys,
and trombone, and all the wind and stringed
instruments that ever gathered in a Dussel
dorf jubilee, should resolve that they would
play out of tune an:d put concord to the rack,
and make the place wild with shrieking, and
grating, and rasping sounds, they could not
make such a pandemonium as that which
rages in a sinful soul when God listens to the
play of its thoughts, passions and emotions
discord, lifelong discord, maddening discord.
The world pays more for discord than it
does for consonance. High prices have been
paid for music. One man gave $225 to hear
the Swedish songstress in xew York. and an
other $625 to hear her in Boston, and another
$650 to hear her in Providenee. Fabulous
prices have been paid for sweet sounds, but
far more has been paid for discord. The
Crimean war' cost $1,7C0,00,0003, and our
American cival war over $9.500,00,000, and
the war debts of professed Christian nations
are about $15,000,000,000, The world pays
for this red ticket, which admits it to the
saturnalia of broken bones, and death ago,
nies, and destroyed cities, and plowed graves,
and crushed hearts, any amount of money
Satan asks. Discord! Discord!
But I have to tell you that the song
that the morning stars sang together
at the laying of the world's corner
stone is to be resumed again. Mozart's
greatest overture was composed one night
when he was several times overpowered with
sleep, and artists say they can tell the places
in the music where he was falling asleep and
the places where he awakened. So the over
ture of the morning stars spoken of in my
text has been asleep, but it will awaken and
be more grandly rendered by the evening
stars of the world's existence than by the
morning stars, and the vespers will be
sweeter than the matins. The work of all
good men and women and of all good
churches and all reforn. associations is to
bring the race back to the original harmony.
The rebellious heart t,) be .ttuned, social life
to be attuned, commercial 'thi-s to be at
tuned, internationality to be attuned, hemis
pheres to be attuned-but by what force
and in what way?
In olden time the choristers bad a tuning
fork with two prongs, and they would strike
it on the back of pew or music-rack and put
it to the ear and then start the tune, and all
the other voices would join. In modern or
chestra the leader has a complete instrument,
rightly attuned, and he sounds that, and all
the other performers turn the keys of their
instruments to make them correspond, and
sound the bow over the string, and listen,
and sound out over again, until all the keys
are screwed to concert pitch. and the dis
cords melt-into one great symphony, and the
curtain hoist-, and the baton taps, and audi
ences are raptured with Schumann's "Para
dise and the Peri" or Rossini's "Stabat Mater"
or Bach's "Magnificat" in D, or Gounod's
Now, our world can never be attuned by
an imperfect instrument. Even a Cremona
would not do. Heaven has ordained the only
instrument, and it is made out of the wood of
the cross, and the voices that accompany it
are imported voices, cantatrices of the first
Christmas night, when heaven serenaded the
earth with "ilory to God in the highest and
on earth peace, good will to men.' Lest we
start too far off and get lost in generalities,
we had better be-in with ourselves. got our
own hearts and life in harmony with the
eternal Christ. Oh, for His almighty spirit
to attune us, to chord our will with his will,
to modulate our life with his life, and bring
us into unison with all that is pure and self
sacrificing and heavenly. The strings of our
nature are all broken and twisted, and the
bow is so slack it cannot evoke anything me!
lifuous. The iustrument made for heaven to
play on has been roughly twanged and struck
by influences worldly and demoniac. 0.
master hand of Christ, restore thi. split and
fractured and despoiled and unstrung nature
until it shall wail out for this sin, and then
thrill with divine pardon. - .
The whole world must also be attuned by
the same power. A few days ago I was in
the Fairbanks weighing scale manufactory
of Vermont. Six hundred hands, and they
have never had a strike. Complete harmony
between labor and capital, the operatives of
scores of years in their beautiful homes near
by the mansions of the manufacturers, whose
invention and Christian behavior made the
great enterprise. So all the world over labor
and capita will be brought into euphony
You may have heard what is called the -'An
vil Chorus,'' composed by Verdi, a tune
played by hammers, great and small, now
with mighty stroke, and now with heavy
stroke, beatmg~ a great iron anvil That is
what the world has got to come to-anvil
chorus, yard stick chorus, shuttle chorus.
trowel ~chorus, crowbar chorus, pickax
chorus. gold miine chorus, rail track chorus,
locomotive chorus. It can be done, and it
will be done. So all social life will be at
tuned by the Gospel harp. There will
be as many classes in society as
now, but the classes will not be regu
lated by birth, or wealth, or accident,
but by the scale of virtue and benevolence,
and people will be assigned to their placas
as good, or very good, or most ex
cellent. So also, commercial life will be
attuned, and there will be twelv-e in every
dosen and sixteen ounces in every pound,
and apples at the bottom of the barrel will be
as sound as those on top, and silk goods will
not be cotton, and sellers will not have to
charge honest people more than the right
rice because others will not pay, and goods
ivi11 come to you corresponding with the
sample by which you purchased them, and
coffee will not be chickoried and sugar will
not be sanded, and milk will not be chalked
and adulteration of food will be a State's
prison offense. Aye, all things shall be at
tuned, Ele.-tions in England and the United
States will no more be a grand carnival of
defamation and scurrility, but the elevation
of righteous men in a righteous way.
In the Sixteenth century the singers, called
the Fischer brothers, reached the lowest bass
ever recorded, and the highest note ever
thrilled was by La Bastardella, and Catalini's
voice had a compass of three and a half octaves,
but Christianity is more wonderful,for it runs
all up and down the greatest heights and the
deepest depths of the worlds necessity, and
it willbcompass everything and bring it in ac
cord with the song which the morning stars
sang at the laying of the world'scorner-stone.
All the sacred music in homnes and concert
halls and churches tends toward this consumn
mation. Make it more and mor-e hearty.
Sing in your families. Sing in your places
of business, If we with proper spirit use
these faculties, we are rehearsing for the
Heaven is to have a new song, an entirely
new song, but I should not wonder if, as
sometimes on earth a tune is fashioned out or
many tunes, or it is one tune with the varia
atio:ns, so some of the songs of the redeemied
may have p laying through them the songs of
earth, and how thrilling as comning through
the great anthem of the saved, accompanie-i
by harpers with their harps, and trumpeters
with their trumpets, we shouid near some of
the strains of Antioch, and Mount Pisgah,
and Coronation, and Lenox,and St. Martin s,
and Fountain, and Aiil and Old Hundred.
How they would biring to mind the praying
circles, and communion days, and the Christ
mas festivals, and the chur-ch worship in
which on earth we mingle11! I have no idea
that when we bid farewell to earth we ar-e to
bid farewell to all these grand oldl Gospel
hymns which melted and raptured our souls
for so many years, Now, my friends, if sin
is discord and1 righteousness is harmony, let
us get out of the one and enter the other.
After our dreadful civil war was over, and in
the summer of 1869, a great national peace
jubilee was held in Boston, and as an eider of
this church had been honored by the selec
tion of some of his music, to be rendere:l on
that occasion, I accompanied him to the
jubilee. Forty thousand people sat and stood
in the reat Coliseum erected for that pur
ose. ?housands of wind and stringed in
itruments. Twelve thousa'A trained voices.
The masterpieces of all ages rendered, hour
after hour, and day after day- Handel~s
"Judas Maccabeus," Spohir's "Last Judg
ment," Beethoven's "Mount of Olives,"
Haydn's "Creation," "Mendelssohns '-Eli
jah' Meyerbeer's "Coronation March," roll
ing on aijd up in surges that billowed against
the heavens. The mighty cadence within
were accompanied on the outside by the
ringing of thie bells of the city and cannon
on the commons, in exact time with the mu
sic discharged by electricity, thundering
their awful'bars of harmony that astounded
Somemesa I bowed my head and wept.
jSometimes I stood up in the enchantment,
and sometimes the effect was so overpower
ing I felt I could not endure it. When all
the voices were in full chorus, and all the
batons in full wave, and all the orchestra in
full triumph, and a hundred anvils under
mighty hammers were in full clang, and all
the towers of the city rolled in their majestic
sweetness, and the whole building quaked
with the boom of thirty cannon, Parepa
Rosa, with a voice that will never again be
equaled on earth until the archangelic voice
proclaims that time shall be no longer, rose
above all other sounds in her rendering of
our national air, the "Star Spangled Ban
ner." It was too much for a mortal, and
quite enough for an immortal, to hear, and
while some fainted, one womanly spirit, re
leased under its power, sped away to be with
0 Lord, our God, quickly usher in the
whole world's peace jubilee, and all
islands of the sea join the five conti
nents, and all the voices and musical
instruments of all nations combine, and all
the organs that ever sounded requiem of
sorrow sound only a grand march of joy, and'
all the bells that tolled for burial ring for
resurrection, and all the cannon that ever
hurled death across the nations sound to
eternal victory, and over all the acclaim of
earth and minstrely of heaven there will be
heard one voice sweeteer and minghtier than
any human or angelic voice-a voice once
full of tears, but now full of triumph-the
voice of Christ saying: "I am Alpha and
Omega, the beginning and the end, the first
and the last." Then at the laying of the top
stone of the world's history the same voices
shall be heard as when, at the laying of the
world's corner-stone,"the morning stars sang
Sound Sense for the Girls.
The girl of the period seems to be
a trifle more sensible than her sister of
the last decade. Her boots are not
quite as pointed at the toe, and their
heels are not as distinctively "French."
She does not as ambitiously emulate
the camel in the wearing of a hump
upon her back, and she has discarded
the -rats" and cushions which erst
were wont to make her coiffure into the
semblance of pillows and bolsters. Un
fortunately, i wever, she does not
vet realize that beauty is inconsistent
with a pinched waist.
Admirable as the wasp may be in
his humble capacity as an insect, there
seems to be no legitimate reason for a
young woman's modeling herself upon
his figure; but the young woman in
sists upon doing so.
She is wont to express the most fer
vent admiration for the Venus of Mi!o;
but even at the moment when she
stands rapt in contemplation of the
grand creature she finds it difficult to
draw a full breath, so tightly inclosed
is she in corsets. -
Napoleon I., who had as much com
mon sense as military ability, was dis
mayed at the revival of the corset in
1S12. He said to an eminent physician
in regard to it: "This wear, born of
coquetry and bad taste, which murders
women and ill-treats their offspring,
tells of frivolous tastes and warns me
of an approaching decadence."
Said the last ling of France, in an
epigram which should have stung his
sub~ects into common sense: "Once
you met Dianas, Venuses or Niobes;
nowadays, only wasps."
Beauty is always to be revered and
sought after, and the woman might be
forgiven who, by torturing herself,
really attained true loveliness; but
when she attempts to improve upon
nature she merely defeats her own ob
ject. It is no more possible for her to
enhance her charms, save by healthful
living, than it is for a river to run up '
The unnatural is always the ugly; it
is but another name for deformity. The
human figure in the shape of a wasp is
as truly deformed as if its spinal col
uin described a semi-circle.
The Do;'s Saie of Smell.
Every one knows more or less of the
marvels of a dog's sense of sruell, but
I witnessed an instance of it the other
day which, in spite ok all I knew about
it, astonished mec. A long line of car
riages was standing in front of a store
on Madison street, and as I was pass
ing a small black-and-tan pet dog rant
out of the store. He held up one
foot and looked bewildered for a mo
ment, and then ran to the carriage at
one end of the procession, and smelled
the hoof of the right fore foot of one
of the horses. He then went to the
second carriage and smelled the hoof
of the right fore foot of one of its
horses. Then he took the next car
riage, and then the next, until he had
taken the fifth carriage, when lie nim
bly jumped into it, enried himself up
on the seat, and went to sleep. That
was his way of lindirg out~ which was
the carriage of his mistress, who soon
afterward came out of the store and
got into the same carriage. The fact
that the horse's hoof was made of horn
and that it had been plunged into all
sorts of mire all over the streets was
nothing to him; that particular hoof
smelled differently to him from any
other horse's hoof in the world, and no
other smell could be applied to it
which would efface this peculiar smell.
This illustrates another fact that is not
so often noticed, that a dog's percep
tions through his eyes are very imiper
feet and often misleading. I have seen
a dog that never relied on his eyes to
identify his own master, but would al
ways smell him first, and then showed
in an~ instant that confidence was es
tablished. If dogs ever converse, their
usual remark to each other at the close
of the day is not "What have you seen'"
but "Well, what have you smelled
The Pirate's Soni.
The little story that we arec goiug to
tell is about a Pirate's son~ and how lie
turned out. It is very- sad to have a'
boy turn out difterent f roms what his
arents desire or expect- -to take great
pains with his education e~nd then haveI
him go square back on his bringing up.
Once there was a Pirate who had in
only son. He doted oin the boy1, anid
wanted hinm to grow up and become~ a
credit to his parents, so lie spa~red no
expense on his education. He not only
tutored the boy at home but sent himn
to one of the best piratical schools in
the countr-y six nmonthis in the y-ear.
He furnished hinm with the "Pirate's
Own" library, and introduced him to
the society of the most distinguished
buccaneers in the neighborhood, whose
conversation any boy might profit by,
but all to no avail, The more that
fond parent tried to lix him in the path
that would lead to piratical success the
more the boy would strive to thwart
When he should be learning the
quickest method of scuttling a ship or
cutting a throat, that boy would be ds
covered in a corner immersed in a Sun
day-school book, and he would steal
away from the society of the most in
structive corsairs to attend the meeting
of the Young Men's Christian Assoca
tion. It is easy to guess the result of
all this. The boy continued to disre
gard th~e teaching, the remonstrances
and even the threats of his father, per-I
sisting in following what he weakly
called a worthy career, until he finally
broke that poor Pirate's heart, bring
ing his grey hairs down in sorrow to
EXTRAV'AGANCE IN DRESS.
BY ANNIE E. MYEnS.
It is to be hoped they will some time
tire of ringing the changes about wom
en's extravagances and follies. It is as
worn-out a subject as the terrible
mother-in-law. There is just about as
much basis of truth in the one as the
other. One paragrapher holds up his
hands and walls his eyes over the ruin
ous cost of the average woman's dress,
wails that her jewels would bankrupt
any man, groans over her laces and is
positively lachrymose over her gloves
and shoes. One has gone so far as to
say: "Show me his wife's wardrot(
and I'll tell you how much he is a de
All nonsense! Show me a man's wine
bill; let me know what brand of cigars
he uses, if he is under suspicion.
The cost of all the trinkets and drap
eries with which an honest wife de
lights to environ herself will never
cause him embarrassment. The man
who loves his wife well enough to with
her to shine and excel among their so
cial surroundings is not going to black
en her fame hopelessly by making her
husband a thief.
A pretty woman loves pretty clothes
as naturally as a flower blooms or a
bird sings, and the man who can not
hold up that end of the contract has
no right to make matrimonial engage
ment-- with them. There are plenty of
good, homely women who will be
thankful for smialler favors to maka
such men happy.
Most men start out in double bar
ness with this idea, but are spoiled in
the running, and - the wives are to
blame. Ti.o wise woman recognizes
this and doesn't allow it. If she needs
a new riding habit, one of those hand
some but plain short skirt ones, she
asks him for the money to buy it. She
does not scrape and skimp herself of
other necessaries to surprise him by
riding out with him looking trim and
neat in a gown that cost in his eyes
nothing. Any man with a mathe
matical mind will soon do his figuring
from such premises in about this way :
If one gown cost no dollars, how many,
gowns can she get for no dollars more ?
Answer: All her gowns. Thus many
best intentioned men are spoiled by
the best intentioned wives.
In the meantime he finds himself
with all the more mioney to spend on
hi-w7drmnan nugsi l
badmen.lHiellouss how juesta the
prope nonseness while te ai mof wie
bil;t-awa kro wat brall of iedrth
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WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE 1
Sow the Element of "Doubt" Leads to
The world is agitated again over the ques
tion of who was the author of Shakespeare's
,The world is full of doubting Thomases.
The man who has been successful in excit
ing the present momentary interest in the
subject is, like most successful agitators, an
Irishman. He claims to have discovered a
cipher running through the Shakesperian
plays which proves them to have been writ
ten by Lord Bacon. It is also claimed that
there is a cipher in the epitaph on the moss
grown tombstone, which, properly inter
preted, leads to the same conclusion.
This age shows a decided inclination to pry
It can make no difference to Shakespeare
now whether the world believes he wrote the
plays that bear his name or not.
The plays are immortal.
Ignatius Donnelly cannot rob us of these
grand works, even though he should succeed
in robbing Shakespeare of his glory.
Were it not for donbting Thomases many
of man's great accomplishments would never
have been brought to successful issue.
Men have be.n stricken down without
warning. Doubt put in motion the investi
gation which ascertained the cause. After
the discovery of the cause, the world was
ignorant of any remedy with which to stay
the terrible slaughter of humanity, and med
ical science said it was impossible. Doubt
led the way to the light, and t% arner's safe
cure solved the, seemingly unsolvable prob
lem. Its friends tell us with conclusive
proof that the unsuspected kidney disease
befouls the blood and causes most of our
For years the heart was looked upon as the
most important organ of the body, but doubt
led to further inquiry, which developed the
fact that the kidneys are the real blood-puri
fiers of the system and those organs now at
tract the first attention of the careful prac
titioner. It is now a recognized fact that
if they are put in a healthy state by the use
of that remedy possessing such wonderful
curative and cleansing powers most of the
prevailing diseases of the system will be
easily overcome, since their causes will be re
How unimportant, in comparison with
such problems, is the present discussion as
t) the authorship of Shakespeare I
Miss Lilian Olcott is writing a life of
The coffee tree, in its native state,
often grows to the height of twenty to
White lalacs are first choice for bridal
nosegays, with Lilies of the Valley a
Avoid causes of irritation in your
family circle; reflect that home is the
place to be agreeable.
There is in England a society conduc
ted by ladies for the promoting of long
servi' e among servants. Valuable prizes
Wax flowers were frst introduced in
to England by the mother of Mary
Beatrice, wife of .James II., as a present
to her royal daughter.
Mrs. Jessie P. Barnes, of Brooklyn,
has been elected a member of the facul.ty
of Washington College, Irving, Cal., to
take charge of the department of music.
Countless knights were slain before
St. George won the battle. In the bat
tle of life we are all going to try for the
honors of championship.
Mrs. Dr. Ellis, an American lady, is
physician to the Queen of Corea. She
has appartments in the royal palace at
Seoul, and receivcs an annual salary of
ten thousand dollars.
The value of three things is justly
appreciate I by three c'asses of persons
The value of youth by the old, value of
health by the deceased, the value of
wealth by the needy.
Whole cloves are now used to exter
minate the merciless and industrious
moth. It is said they are more effectua
as a destroying agen't than either tobacs
to, camphor or cedar shavings.
Hannah More, who exercised a great
and unsurpassed influence for good over
'our grandinothers' minds, and who was
an eminent authoress in the best sense
of the word, was a plain woman.
An interesting prize competition wa
opened a thort time since in 'Week and
Leisure' for the greatest number of in
stances of distinguished mna of whose
mothers anything favorable or unfavora
ble is known.
Among the recent graduates of the
Women's Medical College in New York
city is Kin Yamei. a Chinese gi, who
had taken the highest position in the
class. the is an acc-omplished scholar,
able to converse and write accurately in
Quecen Victoria is mourning the death
of an old nurse, 31iss Skerritt, who re
eently passed away at the mature age of
ninety-four. 31iss Skerritt had seen
service under Queens Charlotte and
Adelaide, and had nursed Queen Vic
toria, the Prince of Wales and other'
A new periodical, 'Woman,' to appear
weekly, has been commenced. The first
number ia each month will contnin
'.ursing Notes,' and articles of special
interest to nurses, extracts from medical
journals, reports of nursing associations,
etc. 'The rest of the paper is devoted to
reports of meetings on women's subjects
and philanthropic work.
In Finland, according to Bayurd Tay
lor, the women resent as en insult a sa
late upon the lips. A Finnish matron,
hearing of our Engiish custom of kiss
ing, declared that did her husband at -
tempt such a libarty she would treat
him with such a box on the ears that he
should not readily forget,
'Bisvigum' is a newly coined French
word. It is compounded of the words
'biscuit, viands, legume.' and is used to
designate a new kind of c.:mposite food
recently introduced in the French army
by General Boulanger, and which can
be canverted into a soupl or a stew ac
cording to the taste of the eater
MIrs. Sarah Jacques Small, who died
recently at Bowdoinham, .le., aged one
hundred and four years and eight
months, when well in'o the nineties,
spun over three hundred skeins of yarn
and wove twenty yards of cloth, ali
wcol. In the last years of her life she
knit doubble mittens and stockings
enough for a regiment of men. She was
a great worker :1ll her cysighit failed at
about one hundred.
I have sometimes thought that we
cannot know any man thoroughly well
v. hile he is in r-em feet health. As the
ebb-tide discloses the real lines of the
shore and the bed of the sea, so ieeble
ness, si.:kness and pain bring out the
real character of a man. For Tears he
pushed away the hand that was reach
ing for his heart-strings and bravely
worked on until the last hour. I do not
doubt that his will and cheerful cour
age prolonged his life many years.
P. T. Barnum has just purchised an
enormous amount of re .1 estate in L'ridge
port. (Conn It consists of a great tract
of land situated in the centre . f thme
city, and includes five churches, the old
court house, six livery stables, t..ree
bank buildings, all the stores on the
west side of Main street and more than
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3Mr. Barnum's grandson, Clinton H.F
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block on a portion of the unoccupied
lan4 included in the purchase.
A peasant living in Touraine lately in
herited a fortune of $80,000, and in
stead of remaining among his native
plains he came to I aria and bloomed out
as a nabob. M. Luzard-for so he was
called-hired a spacious suit of rooms
on the Boulevard Montparnasse and took
in as a partner a young woman. This
female heaped herself liberally to the
good things in the parvenue's house,
and with the aid of a male friend from
the other Boulevaids, whom she passed
off as her brother, stole $1,000 or 1,500
and some jewels from her wealthy pro
tector. The accomplices had taken the
precaution before robbing the unsophis,
ticated Luzard to tie him to a bed-post
and to gag his mouth. The nabob was
discovered in this dangerous and undig
nified position by his concierge, but his
two interesting friends have not yet been
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